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Fugitive sought locally by U.S. Marshals


Local athletes
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Kiwanis Club
celebrates
40th year in
Okeechobee
... Page 3

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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force
is asking the public's help in locating a
man wanted on felony charges who may
be hiding out in Okeechobee County.
Agents from that task force, along with
deputies and a K-9 from the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), spent
over four hours searching for Timothy
James Henderson in the Four Seasons


area of Okeechobee County on Wednes-
day.
Aiding in the June 22 search was a he-
licopter from the St. Lucie County Sher-
iff's Office.
Henderson is wanted on Orange
County warrants that charge him with
aggravated battery - domestic and car-
jacking, said task force Sergeant Bruce
Vail. Sgt. Vail went on to say that Hender-
son has a lengthy and violent past.
Henderson, 37, is a white male with


Legislator addresses city council


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Council had a rare
guest on Tuesday evening, June 21. State Rep-
resentative Steven Perman gave the council an
update on the recent legislative session. He
represents parts of Broward, Martin, Okeecho-
bee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties and is
vice chair of the Okeechobee County Legisla-
tive Delegation.
Rep. Perman said that causing state employ-
ees to contribute 3 percent of their salary to


their retirement fund depresses the economy.
He added that the Florida retirement system is
one of the most solvent in the country.
"Why would a great teacher want to work
in Florida?" he asked. He said that now their
performance is graded and they have to pay
into their pension fund.
"Very few groups did not feel some sting
from budgetary cuts," the legislator said.
Under the new growth management bill,
instead of developers having to prove their
See CITY- Page 2


brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5-feet-9-
inches tall and weighs approximately 160
pounds. His mode of travel is unknown.
It's also not known if he has family in the
area.
Law enforcement was scouring the
Four Seasons area after information was
received that Henderson may be living in
a wooded area there. Even though Hen-
derson was not found, law enforcement Tim y
TimSee FUGITIVE - Page 2 Henderson
See FUGITIVE - Page 2 Henderson


School board,

Kenworthy

sign contract
By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
It's official. Ken Kenworthy is the new
Okeechobee County superintendent of
schools.
Mr. Kenworthy and the Okeechobee
County School Board reached an agree-
ment on his contract at the Tuesday, June
21, school board meeting. The contract
goes into effect on July 1.
According to the terms of the contract,
Mr. Kenworthy will receive $100,000 in
annual compensation. In addition to the
annual salary, the superintendent shall
receive an additional annual special
qualification supplement in the amount
provided for elected superintendents by
Section 1001.47 (4) a Florida Statutes,
as long as he meets the certification re-
quirements established by the Florida
Department of Education. Also in ad-
dition, the superintendent shall receive
an annual performance salary incentive
in the amount determined as provided
for elected superintendents by Section
1001.47(5)b, Florida Statutes, so long
as he has completed both phases of the
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leadership development performance com-
pensation program and demonstrated suc-
cessful performance as determined by the
Florida Department of Education.
In other business at their Tuesday meet-
ing the school board voted to expel five stu-
dents.
* A 10th grader at New Endeavor High
School was expelled for possessing and/or
procuring or dispensing alcohol or drugs on
school premises, and for defiance of author-
ity.
* A 12th grader at New Endeavor High
school was expelled for possessing and/or
procuring or dispensing alcohol or drugs on
school premises, and for defiance of author-
ity.
* An 11th grader at Okeechobee High
School was expelled for threatening physical
harm to another person on school grounds.
* A ninth grade student at Okeechobee
Freshman Campus was expelled for posses-
sion of alcohol or drugs on school grounds
and for possession of tobacco on school
grounds.
* A 12th grade student at New Endeavor
High School was expelled for possession of
alcohol or drugs and for defiance of author-
ity.
The board also recognized school system
employees who are retiring: Debbie Gillis,
assistant principal of Osceola Middle School;
Kathryn Raulerson, ESE teacher at Osceola
Middle School; and, Cindy Cantrell, secre-
tary at Okeechobee High School.
The board reappointed district admin-
istrative, instructional and non-instruction
personnel. There are currently 11 vacancies
for instructional personnel and four current
instructional employees who have not been
assigned.
The board approved employment of
teachers, paraprofessionals and food ser-
vice workers for the summer school term,
[pending student enrollment, at Yearling
Middle School. Teachers will earn $20 an
hour. Paraprofessionals will earn $8 an hour.
Food service workers will earn $8 an hour.
Candy Walker informed the school board
that Florida Educators Association has filed



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did find some personal items-clothing, cig-
arettes and other items-that are believed to
be Henderson's.
Michele Bell, OCSO public information
officer, said there are no local charges filed
against Henderson.
"We were just assisting the U.S. Marshal's
Fugitive Task Force," she said.
If you see Henderson or know his where-
abouts, you are asked to call the U.S. Mar-
shal's Fugitive Task Force at 561-655-1827, or
the OCSO at 863-763-3117.
Mrs. Bell cautioned that if you see Hen-
derson do not try to apprehend him. In-
stead, call the task force or sheriff's office
immediately.


a lawsuit challenging the new rule which re- CITY
quires all employees in the state retirement 1


system to contribute 3 percent of their salary
to the state retirement plan.
The board also approved an amendment
to the agreement with the South Florida Wa-
ter Management District for the use of the
Grassy Island property. Under the amend-
ment, the school board's lease of the 206-
acre property is changed from 30 years to
50 years, starting on Oct. 11, 2004, the date
of the original agreement. The Grassy Island
property is used by the agriculture classes at
Okeechobee High School.
The school board appointed David Wil-
liams as the school board member on the
value adjustment board, with Joe Arnold as
the alternate. Michael Sumner was appoint-
ed as the school board's citizen appoint-
ment to the value adjustment board, with
Anita Nunez as the alternate.
The school board scheduled two addi-
tional school board meetings in July, in order
to meet the Truth in Millage requirements.
The board will meet on Thursday, July 21,
and Thursday, July 28. Both meetings will be
held in the School Board Office, Room 303,
700 S.W Second Ave. Meetings will start at
6 p.m. A regularly scheduled school board
meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The
final budget hearing will occur in September
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projects do not harm the environments, citi-
zens have to challenge environmental im-
pacts. Local government now has enhanced
authority in the area of economic develop-
ment since state approval is no longer re-
quired.
Rep. Perman was responsible for legis-
lation that allows people whose physical
ailments require them to need help with
simple tasks to have in-home help. They will
no longer have to depend on assisted living
centers. Rep Perman said this preserves their
dignity and also saves the state money.
The representative was instrumental in
creating an enterprise zone in Indiantown to
promote economic development.
Thanks to new legislation, credit card
theft now has a stiffer penalty. "I've given
law enforcement a whole new tool," Rep.
Perman asserted. He said that Florida leads
the 50 states in identity theft.
He said he feels the pill mill bill will help
solve the drug problem. The representative
said it requires doctors in such facilities to


have an advanced degree in pain manage-
ment and prescriptions cannot be filled on
the premises.
Commissioner Dowling Watford asked if
the pill mill bill was sufficient.
"Time will tell," was Rep. Perman's reply.
"I hope it is."
Mayor James Kirk presented a Five Year
Longevity Service Award to Betty Clement
and proclaimed the week of June 19 to 25
to be Okeechobee Kiwanis Club Week in
honor of the club's 40th anniversary.
Turning to other business, the council:
* entered an agreement with the Florida
Department of Transportation whereby the
city would maintain street rights of way,
sidewalks, median islands and interchange
areas in the city for an annual payment of
$10,542.63 for a three year period;
* agreed to apply along with the county
for a Disaster Recovery Enhancement Fund
Grant; and
* entered into a contract in the amount
of $95,000 with Nancy Phillips & Associates
as grant administrator for the 2010 Commu-
nity Development Block Grant.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


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Kiwanis Club has served community for 40 years


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee civic club recently had a
birthday. On Thursday, June 23, the Kiwanis
Club celebrated 40 years of service to the
community at the Williamson Conference
Center. Serious and humorous past events
were recalled as members looked to the fu-
ture. Past officials and charter members were
recognized.
Phil Berger, Red Larson and Jack Wolff
were recognized as the only active charter
members.
Long-time Kiwanis member Dowling
Watford said the club has about 60 members
and has the most members and the most in-
creasing membership in Division 16 which
is comprised of Okeechobee, Martin, Indian


River and St. Lucie counties. He mentioned
Kiwanis activities such as Santa in the Park,
the Christmas party at G4S, Grad Night, Read-
ing is Fundamental, a program that furnishes
books to school children, Terrific Kids, which
recognizes good performing students. Mr.
Watford said that Kiwanis was the first civic
club to offer scholarships at Okeechobee
High School. The club also sponsors a Key
Club at the high school. The Kiwanis Club
cosponsors the National Day of Prayer. They
have baby showers for the pregnancy crisis
center.
"I hope in 40 years I am back here," Mr.
Watford said
"In 40 years we will wheel you up," re-
sponded Kiwanis President Greg Thorgens-
en.
Mr. Watford also took some good natured


State legislator meets with students


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee students recently got a
first hand account of how state govern-
ment works. On Tuesday afternoon, June
21 Representative Steve Perman met with
students from SWAT (Students Working
Against Tobacco) and the Chobee Steel-
ers, a steel drum band. Rep. Permen, who
described himself as "a moderate Demo-
crat," represents parts of Broward, Martin,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie
counties.
As he was introduced to the youth, Rep.
Perman broke the ice by saying "I was once
one," referring to youth and told them he
plays the guitar.
Rep. Perman went on to explain the
makeup of the state legislature and how
state laws are made. He said that of over
3,000 bills drafted, less than 10 percent be-
come law.
"I'm so new I still have my cellophane
wrapper," he told the students, explaining
that he had just finished his first legislative
session. The legislator said that almost one
third of the state budget deals with low
income health care. He told the students
that the only thing the state constitution
requires of the legislatures is a balanced
budget. While some want to divert funds
from public to private education Rep. Per-
man describes adequate funding for public
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son on Tuesday afternoon, June 21,
from State Representative Steve Per-
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He said that many smoking rules are
made on the local level. He said that ciga-
rettes are the only legal product that if tak-
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"The most important thing you can do is let
young people know smoking isn't cool."
The representative is concerned about
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ribbing. Vice president J. D. Mixon recalled
how Mr. Dowling went to the Kiwanis Na-
tional Convention in San Diego in 1977 and
voted against admitting women to the Ki-
wanis Club. He was outvoted and in the early
1980s Donna Enrico became the first woman
to join the Okeechobee Kiwanis Club. Mr.
Watford later changed his mind and said that
allowing women to join was the best thing
that ever happened to the club. Today a large
percentage of the membership is female.
Mr. Berger talked of his early days in the
club. "We were tough on each other, but we
had a lot of fun," he said. "It was a great or-
ganization."
He noted that Red Larson was third presi-
dent and that the Okeechobee Kiwanis Club
started out as a farm organization with most
members coming from agricultural jobs but
through the years the membership became
diversified.
Mr. Berger said that Kiwanis is the first
word that an Indian brave would say as he
left his teepee in the morning. However, he
went on to say, there are various interpreta-
tions of that word and no one knows what it
really means.
Vice president J. D. Mixon talked of the
future of the Kiwanis. "I think we are doing
a great job," he said. He said the club has
started night meetings and they have a web-
site and a Facebook page. An event planned
for the future is a regatta where boats will be
made from a sheet of plywood, duct tape and
screws.
"This is one of the most rewarding things
I have ever done," Mr. Thorgenson said of his
Kiwanis experiences. He said that one year


J. D. Mixon, vice president of the
Okeechobee Kiwanis Club, tells of fu-
ture plans of the club. He was speaking
at the 40th anniversary of the found-
ing of the Kiwanis Club held Thursday,
June 23, at the Williamson Conference
Center.

he was helping Santa in the park. A little boy
with tears in his eyes asked for a television.
Mr. Thorgensen thought the boy wanted a
special type of television to play video games
on. Santa asked the boy what kind of televi-
sion he wanted. The little boy replied that he
wanted a regular television so he could watch
cartoons like his friends.
During the meeting a slide show of past Ki-
wanis events was projected on large screens
and an appropriately decorated cake was
served after the Golden Corral catered meal.
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OPINION


Public Forum/Speak Out


Letter to the editor


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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!

Racing
* Nice story in the Okeechobee news about
two kids racing each other down NW 50th
Drive at 115mph before wiping out. That
should help the insurance rates.
* It is very lucky the two teenagers were
not seriously injured. Wrecking their cars is
a small price to pay for such reckless behav-
ior. We have had a problem with the kids
drag racing for years. All parents of teenag-
ers need to take this problem seriously and
make sure the kids are safe drivers. These
kids are on the parents' insurance so if they
won't obey the law, the parents should take
away the cars.

Deadly toads
* Has anyone heard anything about
some type of foreign frog being in the Jens-
en Beach or West Palm Beach area that kills
dogs? I heard if a
dog licks the frog, e y
even once, it's cer-
tain death.
* Sure hope it
doesn't find it's way
to Okeechobee.
*I hate to be
the bearer of bad
new but the Bufos
have been in Okeechobee for several years
:shock: Our place is over-run with them! Out
by the dog kennels, our son-n-law kills them
by the bucket full as they come to the dog's
food .. he has a "special" whacking stick he
has made out of an old golf club; me, I shoot
them!! And the awful thing is you can't kill
these monsters with a BB gun or rat shot.. it
takes a 22 :shock: and that is no joke. Their
skulls are soo hard the BB or rat shot will
ricochet off. They are NASTY looking and
HUGE compared to our native toads. Those
we kill we bury as they excrete this white
foamy stuff from little knobs on their backs
when molested/killed, and that stuff is what
kills the animals.


* They've been here for a long time. Ac-
cording to the University of Florida web site,
the Giant Toad (a.k.a. Marine Toad or Cane
Toad) is the largest of the frogs and toads
found in Florida. The giant toad is not na-
tive to the United States. It was originally re-
leased in the U.S. sugar cane fields to help
control "white grubs," larvae of pest Scara-
baeidae. B. marinus became established in
southern Florida as result of accidental re-
lease of about 100 specimens from the stock
of a pet dealer at Miami airport in 1955, and
by subsequent releases by pet dealers. Giant
Toads are a highly predacious exotic spe-
cies that will eat all types of native frogs and
toads. This species is skilled at locating all
types of food, they have even been known
to eat pet food.

Main Street needs help
* OKEECHOBEE MAIN STREET HAS
FALLEN AND NEEDS YOUR HELP! We have
fallen below #20 in the "This Place Matters"
competition sponsored by the National
Trust for Historic Preservation. We are in
competition with 100 other organization for
the 1st Place $25,000, 2nd Place $10,000 or
3rd Place $5,000 award for our organization.
Please click on the link below to open the
hyperlink or copy and paste the link to your
browser. When the page opens please
follow the instructions for voting and then
PLEASE send this to all your friends, contacts
and social media pages, help us to be the
first place winners! You can vote only once
from an e-mail site, so if you have an e-mail
at a home and at work, please vote from
each. http://www.preservationnation.org/
communitychallenge.

Pet peeves
* My pet peeve is lately people that do
not pull up to the activation line at a light
and sit there for ever and wonder why it is
not changing while people behind them are
trying to be patient and not blow the horn.
How about the person in front of you at the
grocery store that waits to write a check with
no I.D. and no money to boot and argues
with the clerk about the whole problem.
* One of my peeves is people backing out
of parking places, whether in town, the Post
Office, grocery store parking lot or where
ever. They seem to think they have the right
of way and the through traffic should stop
for them.
* When your kids don't answer their cell
phone.


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It's hurricane season again,
but this time it can be different
Hurricane season begins this month, and
in Haiti's displacement camps, people have
begun to look fearfully toward the skies. For
solutions, they must look to Haitian wom-
en. More than a year after the earthquake,
each day continues to bring life-threatening
challenges to the hundreds of thousands of
Haitians living in tent cities. Families that lost
everything to the earthquake now struggle
to feed themselves, to find clean water or
to stay healthy in the face of dangerous ill-
nesses like cholera.
Now, on top of all of this, the hurricanes
are returning.
In 2008, Haiti was slammed by four hurri-
canes in but a few weeks in August and Sep-
tember. Hundreds of people were killed and
thousands of homes destroyed by winds,
flooding and mudslides. Today, as Haitian
communities continue to reel from the
earthquake, another hurricane would add to
the misery.
Through decades of experience respond-
ing to disasters, women's groups world-
wide have learned indispensable lessons.
We know that in the aftermath of disaster,
women and girls confront particular chal-
lenges. They face increased risk of rape and
violence. They lose access to reproductive
health services. What's more, aid distribu-
tion targeting male heads-of-household
often leaves women out. These threats are
anything but natural. Instead, they fall along
social fault lines that unload the worst bur-
dens on the most vulnerable-especially
poor women.
But there is more to this story. Survival
of families and communities depends upon
women standing on the front lines of a di-
saster. As pillars of their communities, wom-
en know how best to rebuild. These are the
women who know which family has a new
baby or which grandmother has been ill.
When floods in Pakistan displaced mil-
lions of people last year, women set up clin-
ics in remote areas and made sure that aid
reached the most vulnerable populations.
When Hurricane Mitch leveled Nicaragua

Blood drive planned
The "Big Red Bus" bloodmobile will
be in Okeechobee Saturday, June 25 - at
Wal-Mart, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


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in 1998, women directed crucial supplies
like food, clothing and medicine to families
most in need.
And in the year and a half since the Haiti
earthquake, women there have worked tire-
lessly to rebuild communities and deliver
life-saving aid long after the global spotlight
moved elsewhere. When the next hurricane
hits, no one will be better prepared to spring
into action.
We can make this hurricane season dif-
ferent. We can't stop the hurricane once it
begins its swift path across the ocean, but
we can protect communities in its wake.
The best way to do this is by working with
women.
Women in a hurricane's path are de-
manding they not be forgotten. They are
demanding a voice in disaster-response
policies, so that they can help aid get to the
most vulnerable. They are demanding the
opportunity to use their expertise to rebuild
stronger communities.
If we support relief efforts that include
women and listen to these demands, we
can save lives.
Yifat Susskind
The American Forum
Susskind is Executive Director of
MADRE: Rights, Resources and Results
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Okeechobee Forecast

Today: Scattered showers and thunder-
storms after noon. Partly sunny and hot,
with a high near 95. Heat index values as
high as 102. Calm wind becoming southeast
around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40
percent.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 72. East southeast wind
around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30
percent.

Extended Forecast
Saturday: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a
high near 94. Calm wind becoming south-
east between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of pre-
cipitation is 50 percent.
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and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly
cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast
wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of
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Presenters were Tabitha Trent and Kristy Crawford. Alderman, Robbi Erwin, Kayla Runyon and not pictured, Meaghan Thomas.


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Lois and Jim Hazel Memorial/Davie Dairy for $500 each student was presented Okeechobee County Education Association Scholarship for $300 presented by
by Bill Berman to Yesenia Aguirre, Kelsey Burnham, Floyd Melissa, Luke Joles, Candice Walker and Lisa Harwas went to Kyle Foster, Celena Letcher, Kyle Lunt
Juan Lugo, Megan Moore, Joshua Radford, Andrew Selvey, James Sharpe III, and Brittany Nichols and Cindy Wine.
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Okeechobee Future Farmers of America Alumni/Jack Bylsma Memorial Schol- Okeechobee Future Farmers of America Alumni/Jack Bylsma Memorial Schol-
arship Award presented to Joshua Radford - $500, James Sharpe III - $500, arship Award for $1,100 each student including Kelsey Burham, Jennifer Jaenz
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Community Events


IRSC hosting premier in the
McAlpin Fine Arts Center
Cinderella, Jr. is set to premier on June
24, 7 p.m. and will also be performed on
June 25, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. McAlpin Fine Arts
Center, IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia
Avenue in Fort Pierce. The Performing Arts
Academy presents the "Cinderella, Jr." Tick-
ets are $8. Call the IRSC Box Office at 1-800-
220-9915.

Fundraiser set for beautician
A salad/dessert lunch benefit will be held
on Friday, June 24, for Connie Abney, a hair-
dresser who has a broken arm. It will be at
the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church,
401 S.W. Fourth St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The cost is $6 per plate and takeouts will
be available. The event is sponsored by the
Esther Sunday School Class of First Baptist
Church.

Gospel Sing planned
Free Gospel Sing and Country Bluegrass
will be held on Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Seventh-Day Adventist Christian Church,
912 N.W Park Street (Hwy 70 W) across
from Eli's Western Wear. Offering will be
taken.

VFW hosting weekend events
VFW Post 4423 will host Karaoke Friday
on June 24 from 7-10 p.m. with D&K Kara-
oke. The kitchen will be open from 5-9 p.m.
Saturday night, June 25, will feature Catfish
Dinner or Shrimp basket for donation of $6.
Capt. Dennis will host XXL Karaoke from
7-10 p.m. Sunday, June 26, Lori will be cook-
ing Beef tip and noodle dinner from 2-4 p.m.
for $6.50 donation. Steve on a Stick will host
karaoke from 6-9 p.m.

Cypress Hut Eagles will host
June 25 benefit for Bo White
The Cypress Hut Eagles #4509, and the
Tuckahoe M/C will host the Bo White ben-
efit at the Cypress Hut on Saturday, June 25.
Food will be served at 3 p.m. for $7 a plate.
There will be a drawing for a bench seat/pic-
nic table, and more, live music and 50/50s
with the drawing at 6 p.m. Menu of chicken,
catfish, potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni
salad, baked beans and dessert.


Arnold's Wildlife Rehab to
host summer open house
On Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. until
3 p.m. come and enjoy the summer open
house at Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center. There will be plenty of snacks and
drinks. The beautiful Arnold's Butterfly Gar-
den is in full bloom with 32 species of na-
tive and exotic wildlife - featuring the otters,
panthers and baby bobcats. Lots of baby
animals to pet. See "Springer" our new baby
kangaroo! Donation for adults is just $10 and
$5 for kids 12 and under. 100% of the pro-
ceeds goes to support the rehab animals.
We need your help! Contact 863-634-6804
for more information.

Sunday family dinner slated
The Women of the Moose will hold a
Sunday family dinner on June 26, serving
from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or whenever we
run out. Menu is fried green tomatoes, but-
termilk pan fried chicken, potatoes, toma-
toes, cucumber salad, biscuits, with apple
pie and ice cream. Get your tickets early so
you don't miss out. Donation, $7. A fabu-
lous 4th of July basket will be given away
that day. Members and guests welcome. For
more information call, 863-763-2250.

Moose club to host hog roast
The Okeechobee Moose, #1753, at 159
N.W 36th Street will host Moose Apprecia-
tion Day on Sunday, June 26, with a Biker
Bar-B-Que Hog Roast for $5 per plate. A
membership drive will be held as well. Mu-
sic by Cowboy Karaoke from 3-6 p.m.

Freedom Outreach holds
fishing tournaments
The Freedom Outreach fishing tourna-
ments will be held on Sundays, June 26,
July 31, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25. The $80 (cash
only) entry fee includes the big fish pot and
Classic fund. All tournaments will be held at
Okee-Tantie Marina Boat Ramp from safe
light until 2 p.m. Scott Driver will be used as
a backup if low water occurs. The Classic,
on Sunday, Oct. 30, will be a one-day event
with a $120 entry fee, cash only. You must
fish three tournaments to be in the Classic.
Register early Please call 561-719-5989 or
863-634-8127 to register or with questions.


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Veterans support group will
meet June 29 at local church
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 more information, call Pastor David
Clemenson at 352-552-5367.
Kid's clothes closet open
The children's clothes closet at Grace
Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. is open
Wednesday, June 29, from 10:30 a.m. un-
til noon. There is no cost to those in need.
Please call Ada at 863-697-8539 for more in-
formation or to donate gently used clothes.

Hospice to host yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee's Yard Sales in
June will be on Wednesday, June 29 and
Thursday, June 30, from 8 a.m. until noon.
The yard sale is located at the corner of S.E.
4th Street and S.E. 3rd Ave. For informa-
tion call 863-467-2321 or see our web page
www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click
on Events tab.

Food Stamp assistance
Treasure Coast Food Bank will be at Wel-
come House Drop-in Center, 1925 U.S. 441
SE, on Wednesday, June 29, from 1 p.m.
to 3 p.m., helping with food stamp applica-
tions and recertification. This service is open


to the public and no appointment is neces-
sary. For more information please call 863-
467-1026.

Chamber hosting class for
concealed 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. Reg-
ister by contacting Brian Cartland with the
Chamber at: Brian@OkeechobeeBusiness.
com or 863-467-6246.






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Shanks to follow in parents'

footsteps in IRSC basketball


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Deforest Shanks knows his mom, Sinda,
has her name on banners in the gymnasi-
um at the Indian River State College in Fort
Pierce. Now his goal is to add his own name
in that gym.
Shanks announced he would play college
basketball for the Pioneers next year.
Shanks, who excelled as the Brahman
point guard this year and recently won the
team's most valuable player award, said his
father also attended IRSC and he felt it was
the best situation for him.
"I'm excited. It is close to home. I get


more fans and friends to come over and
watch me," he said.
Shanks recently played in the Treasure
Coast All Star showcase and was named his
team's MVP in that game as he led the team
in scoring. Shanks hopes that his success on
the floor continues when he become a col-
legian.
"The coach there liked my game ever
since the beginning of the year. He told a
lot of my friend that he wants me to play
for him. I was real excited about that," he
added.
Shanks intends to study sports medicine
and would like to get a bachelors degree.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Jessie Thomas certainly turned the heads
of a number of fans this year with his play in
the Brahman secondary.
He also apparently turned the heads of
college coaches.
Thomas announced he would attend ju-
nior college to play football in California in
the fall.
He will play at Contra Costa College in
San Pablo.
Thomas said he is looking forward to this
opportunity, "I will probably be home sick a
little in California but I look forward to be-
ginning a new life there."
Thomas said he would likely hold a sign-
ing party in Okeechobee before he is sched-

Tips help save fuel
With fuel prices high, trailering a boat has
become more expensive. However, there
are some easy ways to stretch that tank of
gas with your tow vehicle. Here are tips from
BoatUS:
* Basic maintenance: Keep your tow ve-
hicle's engine tuned and replace the engine
air filter on a periodic basis.
* Drive ahead: Moderate your use of the
accelerator pedal by "driving ahead" -by
looking ahead and anticipating traffic, you
will likely brake less aggressively and reac-
celerate without having to be heavy on the
fuel-hungry accelerator pedal. Take it easy
when starting from a dead stop.
* Stop "cruising": With automatic trans-
missions, stay off the cruise control, espe-
cially when traveling in hills or mountains.
Cruise control cannot anticipate going up or
down a slope, and tends to use more fuel
due when the transmission kicks down to a
lower gear to compensate for speed loss on
a hill.
* Tire tip: Keep tires properly inflated to
the recommended PSI on both the tow vehi-
cle and trailer. Check PSI before every trip.
* Cover up: On long trips, use a tight-
fitting boat cover when towing, which helps
decrease wind drag and improves fuel econ-
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uled to leave for California on July 18.
Contra Costa College is a member of the
California Community College Athletic Asso-
ciation. The team went (4-6) in 2010.
Thomas, a 6-1 defensive back played sol-
id defense at corner back for the Brahmans
this past year. He also lettered in basketball
and was recently named the team's defen-
sive player of the year.
Another Brahman Alonzo Coleman said
he would attend Weber International Uni-
versity in Babson Park. The Warriors finished
(7-4) last year. They also field a junior var-
sity football team. Coleman was one of the
Brahmans biggest offensive threats at tight
end and was also the leading rebounder on
the Treasure Coast in men's basketball this
past year.

while towing boat
* Lighten up: Lighten the load by carrying
just what you need for the day or weekend
in the tow vehicle and onboard your boat.
Also, at about six pounds per gallon of gas,
try to keep the boat's fuel tank near empty
when trailering long distances.
* Drain it: Never leave water in a live well
or bait tank. At a little over eight pounds per
gallon, carrying an extra 25 gallons of wa-
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of the boat's total weight. Filled wakeboard
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when the homeowner pulled a gun on the
intruders.
Arrested Tuesday, June 21, were: Larry
Alan Claycomb, 35, S.E. 24th Blvd., and
Amby Alicia Williams, 21, S.E. 34th St.
Both have been charged with the felonies
of armed burglary of an occupied dwelling
with a firearm, aggravated assault with a
firearm (two counts), attempted armed rob-
bery with a firearm and possession of a fire-
arm while in the commission of a felony.
They have both been booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail and are awaiting
their first appearance hearing where their
bonds will be set.
Detective Rosemary Farless, of the


Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO), said the
couple entered the home
shortly after 11 p.m. Tues-
day to commit a burglary.
She said they were armed
with a .25 caliber semi-au-
tomatic handgun.
The detective stated in
Larry Alan her arrest report that when
Claycomb the couple were arrested
later that night the gun was found in the
pair's vehicle and it had a loaded magazine
with a bullet in the chamber.
According to the detective's arrest re-
port, the homeowner was laying on a couch
when a man and a woman pried open the
front door of his home and burst inside.
Once inside, they pointed the handgun at
the man. Detective Farless said it's not clear
at this point which one of them actually had


possession of the gun.
Undaunted, the home-
owner grabbed a gun lay-
ing near him and pointed
it at the couple who then
fled, said the report.
Fortunately for OCSO
S deputies responding to
AmbyAlicia the scene, a neighbor
Williams saw a suspicious vehicle
parked near the home
and jotted down the tag number.
About 27 minutes later, another OCSO de-
tective saw a white Ford Expedition bearing
that license tag number on U.S. 441 S.E. The
detective then followed that vehicle back to-
ward Okeechobee where it was stopped by
OCSO Deputy Sergeant Shannon Peterson at
the Brahma Bull Restaurant.
Detective Farless stated that she then re-
sponded to the restaurant where she placed


pulling gun

the occupants of the SUV-Claycomb and
Williams-under arrest.
The detective said not only was the hand-
gun used in the alleged burglary attempt
found in the SUV, but a black shirt and dark
sunglasses were found that matched the de-
scription of similar articles worn by one of
the alleged intruders.
Detective Farless stated in her report that
it was later learned that Claycomb wore the
sunglasses.
The pair also wore rubber gloves, stated
the report, and a similar pair of gloves were
found in Claycomb's pocket and a second
similar pair was found in the Expedition.
Neither the homeowner, nor a woman in
the home, were injured. The female victim
reportedly told the OCSO investigator that
the person with the gun pointed it at her
head, as well as the male victim's head.


Wallet leads cop to burglar, says officer's report


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A wallet left at the scene
helped lead a local police
officer to an Okeechobee
man who he then arrested
in connection with the bur-
glary of a downtown res-
Preston Dean taurant.
Durham Preston Dean Durham,


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was sentenced to
six months in the county jail after entering
a plea Tuesday of no contest to a felony
battery charge.
Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger
also ordered on June 21 that Rey David
Guevara, 18, N.W 39th Circle, serve three
years probation and pay court costs and
fees totalling $1,447. If he had been found
guilty at trial, Guevara could have received
a maximum sentence of five years in pris-
on.
Guevara was arrested March 13 on a
charge of felony battery with great bodily
harm after his involvement in a bar fight at
El Amigo de Todos, 706 S.W Second St.
According to an arrest report by Officer
Ryan Holroyd, of the Okeechobee City Po-
lice Department (OCPD), the victim was
attacked by Guevara as he walked out of a
bathroom at the bar. Witnesses reportedly
told the officer that Guevara hit the man
and continued hitting him while he was ly-
ing unconscious on the floor.
Guevara reportedly did not stop hitting
the man until others intervened.
Witnesses also told the officer that Gue-


45, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Wednesday,
June 22, on a felony charge of burglary. He
was also arrested on misdemeanor charges
of criminal mischief and petit theft.
Durham was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail where he is being held on
$3,500 bond.
Officer Jack Boon, of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), stated in his
arrest report that someone broke into the
restaurant Tuesday night, June 21, by break-


vara was wearing brass
knuckles on one hand,
and that once the attack
was over he gave them
to another person in the
bar.
The victim, stated Of-
ficer Holroyd's arrest re-
port, suffered a broken
Rey David nose, a head contusion
Guevara and "... significant swell-
ing and bruising around
the eyes and nose ... ."
Officer Holroyd's report also stated that
another witness initially said the victim
in this case struck Guevara first and that
Guevara struck back out of self defense.
However, Officer Holroyd added that when
pressed for information that witness later
said that they didn't actually see the first
blow.
Court records indicate that Guevara will
receive credit for the 100 days he has al-
ready served in the Okeechobee County
Jail. He was also ordered to have no con-
tact with the victim in this case. The case
was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney
Jeff Davis. Shannon Henne, from the pub-
lic defender's office, represented Guevara.


ing out a window with a tire iron. Once in-
side, the burglar went directly to the cash
register and took an unspecified amount of
cash.


evidence the next morning, Officer Boon
reportedly found a wallet containing Dur-
ham's driver's license and Social Security


While canvassing the crime scene for card below the broken window.


Man accused of
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local man has been arrested on charg-
es that he stole some personal checks then
cashed them for over $2,400 in order to buy
drugs, stated a deputy's arrest report.
Rolando Ryan Pena, 25, N.W 39th Cir-
cle, Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, June
17, on felony charges of counterfeit/forged
checks (six counts), uttering a forged in-
strument (six counts) and grand theft (five
counts). He was also charged with the mis-
demeanor of petit theft.
Pena was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $17,250. He has
since been released on bond.
An arrest report by Deputy Steven Pol-
lock, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's


stealing checks
Office (OCSO), stated that
Pena began cashing the
stolen checks on May 26.
The victim, however, did
not discover the theft un-
til he tried to use his bank
card.
l c The total amount of
Rolando the checks cashed was
Ryan Pena $2,433.34, added the re-
port.
The report does not indicate where the
checks were cashed. But according to Dep-
uty Pollock's report, Pena said he needed the
money to pay for his drug problem.
Pena was arrested after both he and the
victim submitted handwriting samples for
analysis.


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Okeechobee athletes compete in State meet


On Saturday, June 18, 16 young athletes
represented Okeechobee in the Hershey's
Track & Field State meet, in Miami. Each
one put on a good performance against oth-
er top athletes. Okeechobee did especially
well in the softball throw event. In the girls
9-10 division, Raeley Matthews placed first.
Gabe Greseth won first place in the boys 11-
12 division with a distance of 161'. All par-
ticipants were given ribbons and an official
Hershey's t-shirt. Organizers look forward to
next year's games and encourage our young
athletes to keep practicing.


Special to the Okeechobee News
(Left to right) Christian Suarez--sec-
ond place boys 9-10 SB Throw, Gabe
Greseth--first place boys 11-12 SB
Throw, Ashely Snyder--second place
girls 9-10 Standing Long Jump.


Sports News in Brief


OCRA to hold fall sports sign
ups on Saturdays in July
OCRA will hold sign ups for the 2011
football and cheerleading season on the fol-
lowing Saturdays including July 9, July 16
and July 23, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. under
the score tower at the baseball complex.
All children between the ages of 5-14 are
eligible to sign up (age as of Aug. 31) The
cost is $75 per player, $60 for second child,
$45 for cheerleaders, $45 flag (5 and 6) A
copy of child's birth certificate is a must at
the time of sign up. Any question, please call
863-634-0515.

Soccer Camp to open
Okeechobee Club Soccer is inviting youth
ages 7-18 to participate in a week-long soc-
cer camp July 18-22. The camp operates
Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
soccer fields (across North Elementary). The
cost is $40 per camper, plus $20 for addition-
al siblings. Participants will work on funda-
mentals as well as intense training to build
speed, agility and ball control. Registration is
being held Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.,
at the soccer fields. Parents must complete
an application form and pay check or cash
to Okeechobee Club Soccer. The last day to
sign up is July 7. For more details, contact
Coach Davy at 863-634-7852.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Parks and Rec
The Hershey Track and Field Team is pictured. In the back are: Bracen Harvey, Keyana Nelson, Gabe Greseth, Mackenzie
Dela Cruz, Deonte Garner, Christian Suarez, Nikki White. Front: Roderick Williams, Kysell Richardson, Dalton Hillard, De-
vonte Luellmen, Lillian Henry, Ashley Snyder, Jaret Jimenez and Lance Howard. Not shown: De'Nutrik Whittaker, Raeley
Matthews, La'Porshe Morris and Echo Billie.


Public review and comment
period to begin in August
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is
pleased to announce the upcoming release
for public review and comment of the draft
Land Protection Plan (LPP) and Environ-
mental Assessment (EA) for the proposed
Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife
Refuge and Conservation Area (now antici-
pated for August 2011).
To help save money, a digital copy of the
draft LPP and EA will be available for down-
load on the Internet at: http://www.fws.gov/
southeast/greatereverglades/. Copies will
also be mailed out to those who request
them (please call 321.861.0667 or email Ev-
ergladesHeadwatersProposal@fws.gov to
request a copy if you have not already done
so and wish to receive a copy in the mail).
And, copies will be available at the public
meetings, which will be scheduled during
the public review and comment period.
For more information or if you have any
questions, please contact us at: Everglades-
HeadwatersProposal@fws.gov or phone
us at 321.861.2368. Additional information
can be found at the project's website: http://
www.fws.gov/southeast/greatereverglades/.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Fishing for lunch
This tricolored heron was observed fishing for its lunch in the shallow water
near the pier at Jaycees Park (Lock 7).


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14 Okeechobee News June 24, 2011


Special to the Okeechobee News/Keith Tomey

New members
On Thursday, June 2, the Big Water DeMolay Chapter initiated five young
men including: (front row, left to right) new members Jeremy Vinson, Jacob
Smith, Mike Russell, Sean Russell and Sid Ananthan into the fraternity. Mem-
bers of Big Water Chapter were assisted by representatives from the Michael
A. Padron, Sr. Chapter from Sebring. DeMolay is a young men's organization
for ages 12 through 18 affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and meets at the
local Masonic Lodge, 107 NW 5th Ave., on the second and fourth Thursday
evenings at 6:30 p.m. For more information please call Keith Tomey at 863-
634-2682.



Graduates

receive prizes
At the Thursday, June 16, Ki-
wanis meeting held at Ham-
merhead's Billiards, Bar and
Grill, Macin Raulerson a re-
cent graduate OHS student
was the recipient of a laptop
given by the Kiwanis Club of
Okeechobee at this year's
Grad Night.
Kiwanis Club member Marcos
Montes de Oca was present
as was Gary Wagnor, another
recent OHS graduate who
was also the recipient of a
laptop computer given by the
Kiwanis Club.

Okeechobee News/Diana Whitehall


BIRTHS
JOHN RAYMOND BORZILLO
ohn Raymond Borzillo II, was born
May 3, 2011, at Wellington Regional
at 1:53 p.m. He weighed 71bs 2oz, 20
1/2 in. . .. ..
Parents are John & Kimberly
Borzillo of Loxahatchee. Maternal
Grandparents, Danny and Juanita
Peterson of Okeechobee. Paternal
Grandparents, Mark and Debbie Borzillo
of Loxahatchee. Great-grandparents
Juanita and the late Gerald Willoughby
of Ferndale, Mich., Sandy Velie of
Tamarac, Fla., the late Louis Schuh of
Grand Rapids, Mich., Johnny M. and the
late Eula Mae Peterson of Okeechobee,
and the late Raymond and Margaret
Borzillo.


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2002), Tonya Harden
Young has published
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tional novel for young a
people depicts the Tonya
struggles of a young Young
girl searching for a way to deal
with the death of a loved one,
finding faith and a path to go on
with her life. Tonya Young has
been writing for publications
since she was 13. She has con-
tributed to many newsletters,


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worked in the journalism
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years.
In her first published
novel, Mrs. Young hopes
to relay the message of
hope, faith and gratitude,
as well as honestly por-
arden trying the story of a per-
sonal experience while
honoring the memory of lost
loved ones. The book is offered
by Xlibris.com.
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special to tne UKeecnoDee News
Tom McCoin was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Okeechobee Ro-
tary Club for his commitment to the Rotary motto "service above self."


Rotary Club honors McCoin


On May 17, Tom McCoin was awarded
a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Okeecho-
bee Rotary Club on behalf our club and
Louis Venuti, District Governor of Rotary
District 6930. Tom was awarded the Paul
Harris Fellowship in recognition of his com-
mitment to Rotary's motto "Service Above
Self." This award is given in appreciation
for the ways in which a life exemplifies the
humanitarian and educational objectives of
The Rotary Foundation.
Tom McCoin has been a resident of
Okeechobee County since 1977. As a youth
he hunted and fished with his family. The
family "cooked out" a lot. This led to an


interest in outdoor cooking, which contin-
ues today. He participated in the very first
B-B-Q on the Lake and continues to have
an active participation in B-B-Qs sponsored
in Okeechobee County. Chili is another fun
activity which Tom participates in with The
Rylie's Hope annual outdoor chili cook-off
in the park.
This love of outdoor cooking has led to
many fund raising activities and cooking
for The Rotary Club, The Heart Association,
home owner associations in Okeechobee,
and other civic events. Tom says he does it
for the fellowship and family connections
which are forged over a hot grill.


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Gain the competitive advantage with IRSC office skills courses


IRSC offers training for
administrative careers
Reliance on technology continues to
grow in the workplace, and the role of office
professionals continues to change. Automa-
tion and organizational restructuring have
caused administrative positions to grow to
assume responsibilities once reserved for
managerial and professional staff. Indian
River State College offers three Office Admin-
istration Careers programs for those ready to
prepare for the changing workplace.
"If you are eager to develop the latest of-
fice computer skills, the IRSC Office Admin-
istration Careers programs will provide you
with the opportunity to train at your own
pace, with a flexible schedule at the IRSC
campus closest to you," said Jos6 Farinos,
IRSC Dean of Advanced Technology.
Tailored to office administration, medi-
cal or legal careers, these programs provide
computer skills, continuing education hours
or recertification credits and flexible class
schedules that will help students get the
competitive advantage needed today.
All three programs are offered as open-
entry and exit courses that are self-paced
with an individualized format. They are
conveniently offered at IRSC campuses and
locations from Sebastian to Stuart, and no
prerequisites are needed to start these pro-
grams.
The Administrative Assistant program of-
fers students a broad foundation of knowl-
edge and skills by expanding the traditional
role of the office supervisor. Technology is
used to develop communication and deci-
sion-making skills. The efficient performance
of office tasks and the production of quality
work using advanced features of business
software applications are also covered.
The program focuses on broad, transfer-
able skills, stresses understanding of the ele-
ments of the office support services industry
and includes an on-the job training compo-
nent. Preparation for the MOS (Microsoft Of-
fice Specialist) and the IC3 Certificate test is
part of the program.
The Medical Administrative Special-
ist program is designed to offer students a
broad foundation of knowledge and skills
necessary for a position as a Medical Admin-
istrative Specialist. The content includes the
use of technology to develop communica-
tion and decision-making skills.
The program focuses on broad, trans-
ferable skills and stresses understanding
and demonstration of the following re-
quirements of the medical office including
computerized patient billing, appointment
scheduling, record keeping, medical termi-
nology, machine transcription and more.
The Legal Administrative Specialist pro-
gram teaches a broad foundation of knowl-
edge and skills expanding the traditional role
of a Legal Secretary.
The content includes the use of technol-
ogy to develop communications skills high-
er level thinking skills, and decision-making
skills. The program also covers the use of
legal terminology, the performance of of-
fice procedures specific to the legal environ-
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machine dictation, the production of quality
work in an efficient manner using advanced


features of business software applications,
research of job opportunities, and the pro-
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For more information about the Office
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their availability at conveniently located
campuses and sites in Indian River, Martin,
Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties or about
registration, call 1-866-792-4772 or visit
www.irsc.edu.


Okeechobee Kiwanis Week
At the Tuesday, June 21, meeting of the Okeechobee City Council, in hon-
or of the Okeechobee Kiwanis Club's 40th anniversary, Mayor James Kirk,
right, presented Okeechobee Kiwanis Club President Greg Thogersen, left, a
proclamation making the week of June 19 through 25, Okeechobee Kiwanis
Club Week.



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Special to the Okeechobee News/FUMC

Food donation
The Vacation Bible School kids at the Loaves & Fishes Cafe' at First United
Methodist Church donated well over 100 cans of food that was given to Big
Lake Missions. Shown is one of the two towers they built with the cans. Left
to right, Nancy Vaughan, D.C.E First United Methodist Church and Mary Ann
and Bruce Swinford of Big Lake Missions. Great going, kids!"



Facebook photos result in


hunter's arrest by FWC


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) investigators arrested a
Tampa man June 17 after receiving a com-
plaint about photos that had been posted on
Facebook.
The complaint said that a deer and alliga-
tor had been freshly killed and that the sus-
pected hunter, Kyle Edwards, 21, was also in
the photos.
The animals allegedly were killed near
Bronson in Levy County on private property
north of Otter Creek.
FWC Investigator James Smith inter-
viewed Edwards, who stated that on June
10, he and a friend went to the property in
Otter Creek to camp and shoot a new AK-47
he had recently purchased at a Tampa gun
show.
The two men saw an alligator on the dirt
road leading to the camp, and Edwards shot
and killed it. He explained they cleaned it,
ate some of the meat and later gave the rest


of the alligator meat to friends. The carcass
was disposed of on a dump pile near the
camp.
The next day, Edwards said, he shot and
killed the deer. After taking a photograph
of the animal, they repeated the process by
cleaning the deer, eating some of the meat
and giving the rest to friends. That carcass
also ended up in the dump pile.
Edwards admitted to posting the photo-
graphs on his Facebook page and later re-
moving the photos. He gave Smith a written
statement about the incidents.
FWC investigators were able to locate
and document the two animal carcasses as
evidence in the case.
Edwards was issued a citation for taking
deer during the closed season, a first-degree
misdemeanor, and for the illegal taking of an
American alligator, a second-degree misde-
meanor.


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The ARC of Okeechobee Thrift Store is currently requesting donations of household
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High School grad, Dan-
ielle Racine in the amount
of $500.


Special to the Okeechobee News
Retired
Educators
The Okeechobee County Re-
tired Educators Scholarship
for $750 was presented to
OHS grad, Phillip Murray by
Gay Carlton.





June 24, 2011 Okeechobee News


2011 OHS Scholarship Night


Speca to e eec ee ews
Recipients of the Waste Management-Okeechobee Landfill, Inc. scholarship in-
cluded: Kyle Foster, Hector Hernandez, Shawn Horvath, Cody Johns, Mishal
Mehta, Isabella Penido and Joshua Radford. Scholarship awards were present-
ed by Jenny Pung in the amount of $500 each.


Special to the Okeechobee News
The recipient of the Delta Kappa Gam-
ma scholarship is Leaha Boles. Schol-
arship award was presented by Carol
Bryant in the amount of $400.

ALWAYS
SAVING
PROPERTY
BUYERS MONEY!

BUYER BROKERAGE
CO. OF OKEECHOBEE



(863) 763-2334 (863) 801-9497 CELL
P.O. Box 1074, Okeechobee FL, 34973
1039 S.E. Everglades Blvd * Okeechobee


.I.ATlr IIVUL ^. U I I i- DorvLDwV II, ,Do|
home w/siding & metal roof 2,127sqft / 3,454 sqft under roof.
Open concept, vaulted ceilings, sparkling white kitchen, solid
oak floors, screened lanai, BBQ deck, 26x40 Barn, fenced-
cross fenced & elec. Pristinely Maintained! $327,000
Lori Mixon
(s63)634-1457


Special to the Okeechobee News S- pecal to the Okeechobee ews
The recipient of the Jim Young Award The recipient of the Gay Carlton "Good
was Shawn Horvath. The scholarship Kid"/Chris Williams Memorial Schol-
was presented by Bill Black (not pic- arship was Kalyn Perez. The award
tured) in the amount of $1,350. was presented by Gay Carlton in the
amount of $1,000.


A UNIQUE FIND!
302+/- acre parcel with a 130+ acre beautiful lake that was a former sand/crystal
mine.Paved road frontage. Nice home
with screen enclosed swimming pool
on-site. Zoned Agriculture with an
Outdoor Recreation Activity Area
Future Land Use/possible RV park on
lake. Property is located in NE
Okeechobee County just 3 miles east
W' 1of US 441 North and NE 304th St. Very
* close to new prestigious Pine Creek
Sporting Club
$1,440,000.
Call Brandon at (772)-201-8722


Your Hometown Realtor
Giving you the service you deserve!




Mic~i S.
^Auersonr
Lic. RE Broker

863-634-4106
vic anderson@earthlink.net
www.andersonrealtyco.com
21442 E. SR 78, BHR * Okeechobee


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three's room,
Assistant, Cook and
Substitutes.
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handling experience
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minutes east of
Okeechobee.
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Licencsed teacher
available to tutor any
subject Kindergart-
en-6th Grade.
15$/hour. Will tutor at
the Okeechobee County
Public Library. Call
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92" Sofa makes a queen
size sleeper, Light multi
colors on cream, excel-
lent condition $125
Call 863-467-4729



CHAMPION 4000
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TOR & WHEEL KIT -
NEW 4 MONTHS AGO
NEVER USED TEST RUN
ONLY, RUNS PERFECT
WITH WHEEL KIT &
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$365.00 $279.00.
(863)265-0247

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

FREE KITTENS - ( 2)
FEMALES-BLK/WHT,
CALICO, 8 WEEKS OLD,
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863-455-2155.
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Morkie Pups - (mal-
tese/yorkie) m/f 8wks,
shots. $350. Male 15
wks, shots $300. Hap-
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Available July 1, 2011
Clean Rental Unit in
Kings Bay. $575. mo.
1st/last/and security
deposit down to move in.
2 bed/i 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

OKEECHOBEE- Large 1
Br/ 1 Ba. 1st and last.
$600 per mo. Deposit
$400. In town. Call
863-467-8705

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


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

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

FT DRUM RANCH,
1BR, on 4 acre lot,
$600 mo. + $600 dep.
Call 734-637-2697
MODERN BRICK: Brand
new carpeting. 3BR, 2.5
BA, 1 car garage. On
Rim Canal w/Boat dock.
Rent $850/mo. Optional
1/BR cottage. Please
call (772)359-1640

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

OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba,
tile throughout, $800
mo. & up. 1st & sec.
moves you in.
(561)248-3888 or
(863)599-0156

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



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

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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

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

WATERFRONT: 2BR,
11/2 BA Treasure Is-
land. Cold A/C,
Fenced yd. $595 mo.
+ $350 sec dep.
(772) 359-6584


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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

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Dixie Ranch Acres
1 Acre lots $9,000
$500 down
Owner Financing
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1 Bedroom Trailer
$100 per week
or $350 monthly.
Also Roommate wanted
$50 weekly $250 to
move in,Mature Adults.
Call for info
863-467-4650 or
863-634-8954

2bd/2ba BHR Water-
front home $800 a
month utilities included
Call
863-467-0745

BUCKHEAD RIDGE
Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA,
C/Air. $500 mo. 3 BR, 2
BA, C/Air. $525 mo. No
pets. Yearly lease plus
sec.(863)763-4031

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

For Rent
1 Bedroom Trailer
$125 A Week
Call 863-610-4625





June 24, 2011 Okeechobee News 21


Ft Drum - 1.5BR 1BA
furn. trailer for rent on 4
acres. $450/mo. + $450
dep. Call (734)637-2697.
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

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 REPO'S
Starting at $15,000
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230

Palm Harbor Homes
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PRO CRAFT Bass boat-
20 ft. 200 hp mercury,
tandem trl. Only 16
orig. hrs. Garage kept,
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD051
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
older of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed tc
)e issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnp-
ion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
certificatee No: 1961 YearofIssuance: June-01-2009
)escription of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 2 LOT 11 BLK 19
L-05-37-35-0020-00190-0110
;aid property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Jame in which assessed:
tNDRES A CINTRON
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
;cribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee
hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street
)keechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECTT TO CURRENT TAXES
;HARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
s/ Robin R. Parrish
)eputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
speciall accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 25C
4W Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with.
n two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
L.800.955.8770.
188007 ON 6/3,10,17,24/2011
I
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD056
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
older of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed tc
re issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnp-
ion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ertficate No: 2962 YearofIssuance: June-01-2009
)escnption of Property: COM AT 1/4 SEC COR ON E BDRY LINE OF
;EC 18 RUN THENCE S 00 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC W ALONG E BDRY
.INE OF S1/2 OF SEC 18 DIST OF 487 FT THENCE RUN N 89 DEG
i4 MIN 53 SEC W DIST OF 1076.09 FT THENCE RUN N 00 DEG 04
UIN 22 SEC E DIST OF 813.76 FT FOR POB THENCE CONT N 00
)EG 04 MIN 22 SEC E DIST OF 206.24 FT THENCE RUN N 89 DEG
i4 MIN 53 SEC W FOR A DIST OF 214.57 FT TO A PT ON E R/W
.INE OF B & K MCARTHUR RD THENCE RUN S 00 DEG 03 MIN 07
;EC W ALONG R/W LINE FOR A N 89 DEG 54 MIN 53 SEC W DIST
)F 1076.09 FT THENCE RUN N 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC E DIST OF
313.76 FT FOR POB THENCE CONT N 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC E DIST
)F 206.24 FT THENCE RUN N 89 DEG 54 MIN 53 SEC W FOR A DIST
)F 214.57 FT TO A PT ON E R/W LINE OF B & K MCARTHUR RD
HENCE RUN S 00 DEG 03 MIN 07 SEC W ALONG R/W LINE FOR A
)IST OF 206.24 FT THENCE RUN S 89 DEG 54 MIN 53 SEC E DIST
)F 214.50 FT TO POB 18 37S 36E 1.02ACRES
L-18-37-36-OAOO-00011-07KO
;aid property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Jame in which assessed:
:HRIS A DODD
iAMUEL DODD
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de
;cribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
:hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street
)keechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECTT TO CURRENT TAXES
;HARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
s/ Robin R. Parrsh
)eputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 25C
4W Country Club Drve, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with-
n two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
L.800.955.8770.
188012 on 6/3,10,17,24/2011



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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD059
IOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder
If the following cerbficate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be is-
ued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description
f the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
:erbficate No: 3272 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
descriptionn of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 1 & 2 BLOCK 42
1-15-37-35-0010-00420-0010
;aid property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
lame in which assessed:
IAMES R GEORGE III
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
cnbed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
)keechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECTT TO CURRENT TAXES
;HARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
s/ Robin R. Parnsh
)eputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250
JW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with-
n two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
..800.955.8770.
188015 ON 6/3,10,17,24/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD057
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
older of the following certificate has filed said cerficates for a tax deed to
)e issued thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
ion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
:erbficate No: 3132 YearofIssuance: June-01-2009
descriptionn of Property:OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK SEC ONE LOT 6 BLK 7
L-09-38-36-0010-00070-0060
;aid property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
lame in which assessed:
)EAN H BRAMER
;WYN H BRAMER
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
cnrbed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
)keechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECTT TO CURRENT TAXES
;HARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
s/ Robin R. Parnsh
)eputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250
JW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with-
n two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
..800.955.8770.
188013 on 6/3,10,17,24/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD046
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
Older of the following certificate has filed said cerbficates for a tax deed to
)e issued thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
ion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
:erbficate No: 803 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
descriptionn of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 16 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
)F S1/2 OF TRACT 16 24 34S 33E
L-24-34-33-OAOO-00016-M00O
;aid property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
lame in which assessed:
IORGE I ARROYO
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
cnrbed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
)keechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECTT TO CURRENT TAXES
;HARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
s/ Robin R. Parnsh
)eputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250
JW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with-
n two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
.800.955.8770.
188000 ON 6/3,10,17,24/2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD060
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
older of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
�e issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnp-
ion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ertificat No: 3130 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
descriptionn of Property: OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK SEC ONE LOT 9
LOCK 5
L-09-38-36-0010-00050-0090
;aid property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
lame in which assessed:
fASCO EARL STORY SR
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
cribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
)keechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECTT TO CURRENT TAXES
;HARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
s/ Robin R. Parnsh
)eputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250
JW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with-
1 two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
..800.955.8770.
188202 ON 6/3,10,17,24/2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD050
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
Older of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
)e issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnp-
ion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ertifcate No: 1286 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
)escnption of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 26 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2
)F S1/2 OF TRACT 26 34 34S 33E
L-34-34-33-OAOO-00026-P00
;aid property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
lame in which assessed:
ASELVE E PINNOCK
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
cribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
)keechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECTT TO CURRENT TAXES
;HARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
s/ Robin R. Parnsh
)eputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250
JW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with-
1 two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
..800.955.8770.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD044
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder
If the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be is-
ued thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the descripbon
)f the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
:ertifcate No: 677 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
)escnption of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 14 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
)F S1/2 OF TRACT 14 22 34S 33E
L-22-34-33-OAO-00014-I000
;aid property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
lame in which assessed:
tAMONITAAGOMEZ
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
cribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
)keechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECTT TO CURRENT TAXES
;HARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
s/ Robin R. Parnsh
)eputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250
JW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with-
1 two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
..800.955.8770.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD058
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA th,
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed t
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip
tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerbficate No: 3185 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
Descripbon of Property: BLUE CYPRESS GOLF & RV RESORT PHASE I:
UNIT 270
1-25-38-36-0030-00000-2700
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
JOSEPH DEMONSTRANTI
MICHELLE BRADFORD
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de
ascribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee
:hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street
Dkeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Dkeechobee County, Florida
fs/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
[n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing ;
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 25(
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with
n two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEARIN(
IMPAIREDD CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALl
1.800.955.8770.
388014 on 6/3,10,17,24/2011
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD049
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA th,
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed t
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip
tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerbficate No: 1077 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
Descripbon of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 24 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/:
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 24 28 34S 33E
1-28-34-33-OAOO-00024-H000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
MARCIA M HENDERSON
MORTEL A HENDERSON
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de
ascribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee
:hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street
Dkeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Dkeechobee County, Florida
s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
[n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing ;
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 25(
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with
n two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEARIN(
IMPAIREDD CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALl
1.800.955.8770.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD048
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA th,
holder of the following cerbficate has filed said certificates for a tax deed t(
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnp
bon of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 882 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 19 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/;
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 19 SECTION 25 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGI
33 EAST
1-25-34-33-OAOO-00019-GO00
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
GEORGE ARROYO
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de
ascribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee
:hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street
Dkeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Dkeechobee County, Florida
fs/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilites Act, persons needing ;
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administrabon no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 25(
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with
n two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARIN(
IMPAIREDD CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALl
1.800.955.8770.
388003 ON 6/3,10,17,24/2011
I
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD047
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA th,
holder of the following cerbficate has filed said certificates for a tax deed t(
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnp
bon of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 870 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 12 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/;
OF S1/2 OFTRACT 12 25 34S 33E
1-25-34-33-OAOO-00012-MO00
Said property being n the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
HOWARD D EVANS
YVONNE M EVANS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de
cnrbed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee
:hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street
Dkeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Dkeechobee County, Florida
(s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilites Act, persons needing ;
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administrabon no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 25(
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with
n two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARIN(
IMPAIREDD CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALl
1.800.955.8770.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD055
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA thE
older of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed t(
)e issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrinp
:ion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
certificatee No: 2921 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
Description of Property: COM AT 1/4 SEC COR ON W BDRY LINE 01
SEC 17 RUN S 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC E ON 1/4 SEC LINE DIST 01
180 FT RUN S 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC W P/L WITH W BDRY LINE 01
S 1/2 OF SEC 17 DIST OF 278 FT RUN S 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC I
P/L WITH N BDRY LINE OF S 1/2 OF SEC 17 DIST OF 500 FT FOF
POB CONT S 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC E 100 FT RUN N 0 DEG 05 MID
07 SEC E 100 FT RUN N 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC W 100 FT RUN S
DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC W 100 FT TO POB 17 37 S 36 E.23 ACRE
1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-162D
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
lame in which assessed:
A TO Z PROPERTY
HARRY PASS
JOHN KATSOCK
NORMAN P SLINKOFF
RUTH POWELL
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de
cnrbed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee
:hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street
Dkeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Dkeechobee County, Florida
Is/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing ;
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Wourt Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 251
1W Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with
n two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALI
1.800.955.8770.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD053
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA thE
older of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed t(
)e issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip
:ion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
certificatee No: 2572 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
Description of Property: TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 8 LOT 286
1-25-37-35-0090-00080-2860
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
lame in which assessed:
DONNA H LEE
JOHN ROWE
SHANNON P LEE
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de
;cnbed in such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee
:hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street
Dkeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Dkeechobee County, Florida
s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing ;
;peclal accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 25
1W Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with
n two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARIN(
IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALI
1.800.955.8770.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD054
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA thE
older of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed t(
)e issued thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the descnp
:ion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
certificatee No: 2910 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
Description of Property: LOT 72E FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AN UNRE
:ORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 3J
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE Al
rHE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17, BEAR SOUTH 8W
DEG 57 MIN 33 SEC EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SEC
rION 17, A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF
NAY LINE OF N.E. 64TH AVENUE; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEG 0!
MIN 07 SEC EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.E
54TH AVENUE, A DISTANCE OF 1548.32 FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEG 05 MIN 07 SE(
EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.E. 64TH AVE
MUE TO SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.E. 4TH STREET, A DIS
FANCE OF 220.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 01
SEC EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.E. 4TH
STREET, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 0(
DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST, PARALLEL WITH AFORE-SAID EAS1
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.E. 64TH AVENUE, A DISTANCE OF
220.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST
PARALLEL WITH SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.E. 4TH
STREET, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN
MING. 1 ACRE
1-17-37-36-OAOO-00003-072E
;aid property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florda
lame in which assessed:
JAY HUFFMAN
Jnless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law the property de
cribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee
:hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street
)keechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECTT TO CURRENT TAXES
;HARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
's/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
:n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing i
speciall accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 25(
1W Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with
n two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARIN(
IMPAIREDD CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD052
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA thE
older of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed t(
3e issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnp
ion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
certificatee No: 2022 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 4 LOT 22 BLOCK 48
1-05-37-35-0040-00480-0220
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
lame in which assessed:
RAMON IRIZARRY
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de
;cnbed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee
:hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street
Dkeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Dkeechobee County, Florida
fs/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilibes Act, persons needing i
speciall accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administrabon no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 25(
1W Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with
ntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARIN(
IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALl
1.800.955.8770.
388008 ON 6/3,10,17,24/2011


COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011 - NOTICE OF BUDGET AMENDMENT HEARING
The Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on June 30, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon there after as possible, at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida for the purpose of adopting a budget amendment to the Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Budget for Okeechobee County to budget
for the Courtnouse/Ag-Center loan payoff.


FUND DESCRIPTION

COUNTYWIDE FUND

Landfill Trust Fund

Courthouse/Ag Center Loan Fund


PUBLISH: June 24, 2011


CURRENT

BUDGET

FY 2010-11

$


PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

REVENUES (SOURCE)


Operating

Revenues

$


Total

$


Balances

Brought

Forward

$


EXPENDITURES (USE)


Operating

Reserves Expenditures

$ $


AMENDED

BUDGET

Total FY 2010-11

$ $


9,436,637 0 1,500,000 10,936,637 6,745,708 4,190,929 10,936,637 10,936,637

895,570 0 5,140,638 6,036,208 0 6,036,208 6,036,208 6,036,208

10,332,207 0 6,640,638 16,972,845 6,745,708 10,227,137 16,972,845 16,972,845

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June 24, 2011 Okeechobee News


Special to the Okeechobee News/Les Tory
Bass Club tournament winners *
The Taylor Creek Bass Club held their monthly tour-
nament on June 11-12, at Lake Kissimmee where lo-
cal fisherman Frank Boyer took top honors. (at right)
Boyer brought to the scales a total weight of 30.12 Ibs.
for first place win. (far right top) Runner up in second
place was Ben Carroll with total 15.57 Ibs.

Ernie Johnson (above) took Big Fish award with his
6.7 lbs. fish. Johnson also took third place win with his
total 14.09 Ibs., followed by Bill Seitz (far right bottom)
in fourth place with 12.93 Ibs.

The Taylor Creek Bass Club meets at the Buckhead
Ridge VFW Post 9528 on the second Thursday of each
month. Tournaments are held the following week-
end. New boaters and (especially) non-boaters are
welcome. For information call Dave Stout at 863-467-
2255. The club also sponsors and presents the annual
Lee McAllister Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival.


Low lake level can be



hazardous for boaters


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jack-
sonville District cautions mariners, property
owners and the public to be mindful of low
water level conditions when planning and


conducting activities in, on or near lakes and
waterways across the entire lower portion
of the Florida peninsula.
Most of the south Florida region has ex-
perienced extremely low precipitation in the
last few weeks. This lack of rainfall in the
early days of the wet season has contributed
to a prolonged, record-setting dry period, re-
sulting in dangerously low-water levels.
During such low water conditions, bad
weather can have an immediate impact on
vessels. Heavy winds can cause boats to run
aground as resulting wave action causes
depth of the water to be substantially re-
duced.
The Corps advises mariners if they decide
to cross Lake Okeechobee they are doing
so at their own risk, and are warned not to
leave the Route 1 channel, to avoid unchart-
ed waters and be aware that depths could
change without notice. As of June 22, the
navigation depth for Route 1 was estimated
at 3.51 feet
Additional information concerning Lake
Okeechobee, the Okeechobee Waterway
and related navigation.bulletins may be ob-
tained on Jacksonville District's navigation
notices webpage online at http://www.saj.
usace.army.mil/, or by calling 904-232-2236.


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REQUEST FOR
PROPOSALS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE is soliciting SEALED PROPOSALS
to provide Banking Services to the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.
Proposals will be accepted in accordance with
a standard format for banking services for a
period of two years with two, two-year
extensions.

Instructions for preparation of standard
proposals can be obtained in person or in
writing from: Shirley Till, Finance Officer,
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, 504
North West 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972 or by calling (863) 763-3117 ext 5025.

Interested parties should submit all information
by 4:00 p.m. on July 22,2011 with an original and
five (5) copies of all submission data to:

Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
504 NW 4th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972-2502

ATTENTION: Shirley Till

The outer envelope in which proposals are
tendered should be marked "A Proposal for
Banking Services."

Paul C. May, Sheriff
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
Publish: Okeechobee News - June 24, 2011


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2011TD045
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA th,
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed t
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip
tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
ertficate No: 729 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009
Descripbon of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 6 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/:
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 06 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-0A00-00006-L000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
HENRY GEORGE YOUNG
MARY ELLE YOUNG
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de
ascribed in such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee
:hobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street
Dkeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of July, 2011.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Dkeechobee County, Florida
fs/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing ;
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 25(
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with
n two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEARIN(
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