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Publication Date: 08-12-2011
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10.32 feetLast Year: 13.86 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson pointed to the man sitting a the defense table and said he raped a 17-year-old mentally retarded girl because he could— and because he could get away with it. But, he was wrong. “Can you imagine a more perfect victim? Can you imagine someone more vulnerable? More weak?” the prosecutor asked the jury Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 10, during his closing argument. “Because of her disability, he knew there was a slim chance of her taking any step to preserve physical evidence.” But again, he was wrong. The girl remembered what she had been told by her mother and did not bathe or clean herself. And, because she remembered, Jose Jimenez-Rodriguez is probably going to prison. The six-member jury took two hours Wednesday to nd Jimenez guilty of burglary of a dwelling with a battery and o f attempted sexual battery on a mentally defective victim 12 years of age or older. He was originally charged with sexual battery, but the jury convicted him on the lesser included crime. Mr. Richardson said Jimenez now faces a maximum of life in prison on the burglary conviction, and up to 15 years on the attempted sexual battery. No sentencing Jimenez convicted; faces life in prison Friday, August 12, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 102 No. 96 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. School counselor retires after 24 years ... Page 5 Local teacher awarded teacher of the year ... Page 10 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News While it seems like everything else is going up, there is a possibility that some Okeechobee County taxpayers might see a reduction in their taxes. Okeechobee County commissioners spent most of their regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 11, discussing the budget. Sheriff Paul May was present to defend his proposed budget. Commissioner Joey Hoover expressed interest in setting the millage rate at 8.5470. That rate, considering the decrease in property values, is calculated to bring 1.15 percent less money into the county than last year’s tax rate. That means that if this tax rate is approved, many taxpayers could possibly see a reduction in their taxes. One mil equals $1 in taxes By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News As the result of a water line break on Tuesday evening, Aug. 9, all Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) customers with the exception of those in Glades County were placed under a boil water notice. John Hayford, OUA’s executive director, stated that a 20-foot section of 24-inch water line on S.W. 16th Avenue split from end to end about 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday. He said this was an unusual occurrence. The utility has had instances of cracks in a water line but not a split from end to end. This split caused a drop in water pressure for all OUA customers except those in Glades county. Those customers in the immediate area of the break had no water pressure County leaders look at lowering tax rate OUA issues boil water notice for entire county Y o u n g a n g l e r Young angler, b o a t c a p t a i n boat captain, h o n o r e d . honored... P a g e 1 0 Page 10 See PRISON — Page 3 See TAXES — Page 8 See WATER — Page 8 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Big O Teen AnglersLuke Farmer (left), won the 11-14 age group at the 2011 Florida Bass Federation Nation Youth State Quali er held in Kissimmee. His father, Kenny Farmer (right), was named the 2010 Boat Captain of the Year. For more, see page 10. Jose Jimenez Rodriguez

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 *All prices plus tax, tag fees, dealer fee.STORE HOURS 9ATO8P M-F 9ATO5P SAT CLOSED SUN 2006 Ford F-250 SUPERDUTYCREWCABDIESEL4X4, LARIAT, FX4, SUNROOF, LEATHER, DVDALLTHESEPRICESAREAFTER$3,000DOWNORTRADEEQUITYSALE PRICE:$24,588 New 2011 Chevrolet CruzeBLUETOOTH, 10 AIRBAGS, ONSTARR, 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC, STEERINGWHEELCONTROLSMSRP: $18,575 Dealer Invoice: $18,026 Dealer Holdback: -$534 -$3000 CASHORTRADEEQUITYLINERed Hot Sale Price:$14,492New 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe5.3 V8, LOCKINGREARDIFFERENTIAL, REARVIEWCAMERA, REMOTESTART, ONSTARR, ULTRASONICREARPARKASSIST, POWERADJUSTABLEPEDALSMSRP: $43,730 Dealer Invoice: $41,117 GM Rebate: -$3,000 Dealer Holdback: -$1,283 -$3000 CASHORTRADEEQUITYLINERed Hot Sale Price:$33,834 2009 Chevrolet Equinox LSONLY21,210MILES, LOCALTRADE-INALLTHESEPRICESAREAFTER$3,000DOWNORTRADEEQUITYSALE PRICE:$14,775 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500EXTENDEDCAB, 4X2, "LT", ONLY14,651MILESALLTHESEPRICESAREAFTER$3,000DOWNORTRADEEQUITYSALE PRICE:$18,485 2010 Chrysler Sebring LimitedSTK# 3165168 ALLTHESEPRICESAREAFTER$3,000DOWNORTRADEEQUITYSALE PRICE:$13,984 2011 Chrysler Town & Country TouringMSRP $29,995 DISCOUNT& REBATE$3,500 $3000 CASHORTRADEEQUITYLINESale Price: $22,108PLUS 1.9% FORUPTO60MONTHSORLEASEFOR$3192011 Dodge Ram 1500 Q/C SLT Big HornMSRP $32,660 DISCOUNT& REBATE$5,250 $3000 CASHORTRADEEQUITYLINESale Price: $22,456PLUS 1.9% FORUPTO60MONTHSORLEASEFOR$339 2010 Chrysler Town and Country TouringSTK# 5121421 ALLTHESEPRICESAREAFTER$3,000DOWNORTRADEEQUITYSALE PRICE:$15,884 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie 4x4 Diesel STK# 543582 ALLTHESEPRICESAREAFTER$3,000DOWNORTRADEEQUITYSALE PRICE:$43,884 35 MPG 22inch chrome wheelsO O U R P R O M I S E T O Y O U !We price our cars, not our customers. You dont need negotiating skills to make your best buy. Our pricing philosophy make car buying fast and easy. Youll shop the way you do at a department store. Every car has the lowest price on the windshield, 7 days a week 24 hours a day. Our customers drivefrom all over Florida because we have guaranteed lowest price and commitmentto 100% customer satisfaction. W W E G U A R A N T E E T H E L O W E S T P R I C E O N E V E R Y N E W C A R & T R U C K P E R I O D .We guarantee to beat your best deal by $500! Customer must present a local competitors legitimate advertised price or wr itten buyers order of identical vehicle. Must be in stock in comparably equipped. Offer valid date of publication only.Not resp onsible for typographical errors or photo placement errors. Plattner Automotive Group is authorized to buy competitors vehicle at price presented by customer. If unable to do so, competitors offer will not be deemed legitimate offer.Ž WARRANTY€ 12-Month, 12,000 Miles Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty € 100,000 Miles 5-Year Powertrain Limited Warranty € Courtesy Transportation € Roadside Assistance € $0 Deductible € 117-Point Inspection € Free Vehicle History Report € OnStar/XM Radio € 3-Day/150 Mile Customer Satisfaction Guarantee AVAILABLE€ 8 Year/80,000 Limited Warranty € 3 Month/3,000 Mile Maximum Care € Lifetime Certified Upgrade Plans € 125 Point Inspection € Carfax Vehicle History Report € 24 Hour Roadside Assistance € Car Rental Allowance STK# 3192439 STK# 3324240 STK# 9172994 1 1T O N, 3 / 4T O N,D U A L Y,D I E S E L, 4X2 4X4 ,S H O R T B E D,L O N G B E D,C O M E R C I A L S T R U C K S,A L L A T S I M I L A R S A V I N G SSTK# 3C08380 STK# 5227968 STK# 3171102 STK# 274367 STK# 2501653 STK# 1294826 STK# 2159960 LEATHER WITH20,000MILES 34,000MILES ONLY5,000MILES*Tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment extra. Based on 800 Beacon score, 39 Month Lease, $2999 Due at signing Mileage charge if over per year mileage See Dealer for Details. Pictures do not depict actual vehicle. Program incentives subject to change. 2 Okeechobee News August 12, 2011

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date has been set. Despite the jury’s decision to go with the lesser charge, Mr. Richardson said he’s pleased with the panel’s nding. “Both the state and the victim are satised with the verdict and anxiously await the defendant’s sentencing hearing,” he said. “The state will request that the court show as much mercy to the defendant, as the defendant showed his victim.” Jimenez, 39, was arrested for entering the child’s home around 5 a.m. on Jan. 24, 2010, and going into her bedroom where he sexually molested her. “I was asleep in my room. I woke up and he was standing at my door. He smelled like very, very bad alcohol on him,” the victim testi ed. “He told me to pull my pants down. I was scared because he was drunk. I wanted to scream for help.” Her mother took her to Raulerson Hospital where Joanne Neal, a registered nurse, performed a rape kit. As part of that procedure, she swabbed the girl’s breast. That swab was then sent to the Indian River Crime Lab in Fort Pierce. “Out of 6.7 billion people in the world, only one person has the DNA that matches the DNA found on the breast of a mentally retarded child,” said Mr. Richardson. That DNA, he continued, belonged to Jimenez. Then, pointing to the dark-haired man sitting at the defense table, Mr. Richardson turned up the intensity of his closing statement. “Look at what he did to her! This is someone who picked on the weak! This is someone who picked on someone who can’t defend themselves,” he said in a raised, angry voice. “Ask yourself—why this child? Because he knows if he tells her to do something she’s going to do it.” He then reminded the jury that even though the victim wanted to scream as she laid on the bed looking at the ceiling and smelling the foul odor of stale alcohol, she didn’t. Why? Because she was told not to by Jimenez. During the trial’s opening day on Tuesday, clinical psychologist Dr. Gregory Landrum told the jury that even though the girl would have trouble thinking outside the box, “she would follow directions to the letter.” Mr. Richardson also told the jury that because the girl remembered her mother’s directions and resisted the urge to bathe, her attacker was brought to justice. “The nice thing about DNA evidence is, it doesn’t lie. It is what it is,” he said. “His DNA was found in a place it should never have been.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. DE W O R MYO U RCA T T L ETH EEA S YWA YWI T HOU RNE WSA F E-G U A R D C C a t t l e C u b e s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s B l o c k s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s S t o p I n F o r D e t a i l s Hwy. 98 N. 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POPPERS PENGUINSŽFri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. &Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 &9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 Aug 12 Aug 12TH THAug. 18 Aug. 18TH THFor Info, Call 763-7202 For Info, Call 763-7202 PG PG Movie Tickets:Adults $6.50 € Children 12 & under $5.00 € Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies € Matinees $4.50 R Glades Electric Cooperative remains committed to providing our members the highest quality service at the lowest possible rates. 1-800-226-4023 Okeechobee 1-800-226-4024 Moore Haven 1-800-226-4025 Lake Placid Website: www.gladesec.com 3 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2011 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Jody Clinton Underhill, 49, N.W. 33rd A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 8 by Deputy Arlene Durbin on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of defrauding an innkeeper, and the misdemeanor of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $2,750.  Christopher Lance English, 21, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 8 by Deputy Bryan Holden on a warrant charging him with battery on a pregnant person. He w as released on his own recognizance. English was arrested Aug. 9 by Deputy Holden on charges of possession of oxycodone and introduction of contraband into a county detention facility. His bond on those charges w as set at $2,000.  Douglas Trimnal, 28, S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 9 by Deputy Heath Hughes on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with felony battery. His bond was set at $5,000.  Justin Allen Hoover, 27, N.E. Railroad St., Jensen Beach, was arrested Aug. 9 by Deputy Heath Hughes on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation battery on a person 65 years of age or older. He is being held without bond.  Tammy Carlton, 48, S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 9 by Deputy Yamil Astacio on a Martin County warrant charging her with violation of probation fraud. She is being held without bond.  Alexis Nicole Webb, 26, W. Epsom Drive, Loxahatchee, was arrested Aug. 9 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a Palm Beach County warrant charging her with failure to appear possession of ecstasy and failure to appear petit theft. She is being held without bond.  Lance Hawk Tommie, 26, N.W. 172nd Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 10 by the OCSO Street Crimes Unit on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with felony battery. His bond was set at $5,000.  Oscar Martinez, 22, 11th Street E., Winter Haven, was arrested Aug. 10 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with robbery. He was released on his own recognizance.  Charles Henry Hullett, 38, N.W. 80th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 10 by Deputy Anthony Kibler on a Highlands County warrant charging him with violation of probation domestic battery by strangulation. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report PRISONContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News In about 4 minutes time, the theft of a $100,000 boat w as not only solved but the 28-foot blue and white Contender was recovered. Then, about 4 hours later, an Okeechobee man w as taken into custody and is now being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $75,500 bond. Ronnie Santana, 29, N.W. 87th Place, is charged w ith grand theft and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. An arrest report by Of cer Scott Morgan, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), said the owner of the boat was awakened by a noise outside his home around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. W hen he looked out he saw someone stealing his 2006 Contender so he yelled, but the thief drove away with his boat. The report said a scant 4 minutes later Deputy Mark Margerum, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), saw the truck and boat on N.W. Ninth Ave. The driver of the 2004 Ford pickup reportedly tried to turn onto N.W. 11th St. but ran into the ditch. The driver, continued the of cer’s report, then ed on foot. According to Of cer Morgan the deputy found a wallet on the ground beside the truck that contained a driver’s license in Santana’s name. The of cer said two cell phones, a grinder, hammer and a battery for a cordless tool were also found next to the pickup. The of cer said fresh blood was also found on the passenger seat. Of cer Morgan said there was a padlock on the boat, but it had apparently been cut with a grinder. That padlock was found on the ground at the boat owner’s home. OCSO Deputy Sergeant Shannon Peterson found Santana in the 1700 block of North Parrott Avenue. The of cer said when he responded to Sgt. Peterson’s location he noticed that Santana had a cut on one of his ngers, and had left blood on the hood of the sergeant’s patrol unit. “The cut on Mr. Santana’s nger looked as though it was cut with a grinder,” stated the of cer in his report. Quick action prevents theft of $100,000 boat Ronnie Santana

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Economy Federal, state and local governments are all too big. The taxpayers simply cannot afford to support them all. They should all have a hiring freeze until they get the governments down to the minimum size needed t o actually do the job. Some of these federal programs are just duplications of other federal programs and no one seems to know if any of the programs actually accomplish t he mission. They just keep spending our money and the Congress keeps voting the pork barrel projects through. It has to stop. T he government must be trimmed to a size t hat the taxpayers can sustain.  I think if they put a balanced budget amendment on the ballot, the voters would approve it nationwide. Anyone who does t heir own household budget knows you c annot spend more money than you make. W e have to get the federal budget down to t he amount that we can generate in federal t axes. We do need tax reform. But we also need to reform Medicare, Medicaid and Soc ial Security. If we don’t do something soon, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security will fail, as will the U.S. government. Using canvas My wife and I use canvas shopping bags w hen we go to the grocery or drug store. It s aves on using plastic bags which end up in t he land ll. We see very few people using t he canvas bags. The bags are very cheap t o purchase and can be purchased at many s tores in town. Let’s see if we can see more people using these bags and save the plastic ones.Contractor insurance I agree with Mr. Batton that the enforcement agencies did a ne job arresting the delinquent contractor at the Okeechobee High School. However, if someone with the s chool system had been doing their job this w ould not have gone this far. Whoever the employee was that awarded the contract did not verify that the contractor had the necessary documents. I’m certain that there is someone accountable within the school system for this blatant error. Our tax dollars deserve more responsible management action than this. What procedure/process is in place in the Okeechobee school system to insure this situation will not occur again? ( Editor’s Note : The Okeechobee News ran a story about this arrest on July 20. In that story it was explained that the man arrested was acting as a sub-contractor for a Riviera Beach company, that was hired by the school board, and was working on that company’s permit and insurance certi cate. He was arrested because he owns a small painting company locally and had not had workman’s compensation since 2003, according to a state investigator. )Quotes to consider “We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.” Will Rogers  “Don’t worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.” Winston Churchill  “Maybe it’s true that life begins at 50 .. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.” Phyllis Diller  “By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he’s too old to go anywhere.” Billy Crystal11 and 12 year old arrested Too many people having kids that aren’t ready to be parents. Either the kids are raising themselves or mom/dad is so protective that they are blind as to what is really going on. (Not my kid) I stated a while back that parents need to be ”neck deep” in their teenagers’ business and got a little reprimand from the other posters because we can’t be all aware of what our kids are doing and they need their space. That is true to an extent but if they know that you are interested in what they are doing and watching they will toe the line. I have found that most teens like to have rules/guidelines as an escape valve for teen pressure, i.e. “My parents will kill me if do this,” “My parents will ask me what I did tonight” “I can’t, I’ve got to get home by 11.” Help them, give them an out so that they can stay away from this pressure. On top of all this “BE A PARENT” not a buddy. Pet Appreciation WeekFor those of you who helped with our Tractor Supply event I want to say thank you so very much. We had a great group who put in many hours to make the ve-day event a success. Good news! We adopted out four dogs during the event. We said goodbye to Charlie, Meadow, Champ, and Boo and they said hello to new homes. The funds raised during Pet Appreciation Week will be of great help towards the remodeling of the kennel building and new of ce/quarantine. If you were not able to help us this time and want to help or would like to help again, this is the next event and team leaders are desperately needed. We need someone to help organize and implement the 2011 Annual Labor Day Festival, Sept. 3,4,5, at the park. Please let me know if you can help—then I would like to plan a meeting to get organized. We only have three weeks to get it together so please tell me your best days and times for us to meet. I can set a convenien t date and time for the majority of volunteers. Thank you again to all who volunteered during the Pet Appreciation Week even t including those Tractor Supply employees who were so helpful. We welcome all thos e who would like to volunteer for our next big event. Belinda Forlifer Operational Director Humane Society/Pet Rescue Okeechobee 863-357-1104 Friday, August 12, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Meadow Charlie Boo Champ Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunn y and hot, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind becoming north northeast between 5 and 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a lo w around 73. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.Extended ForecastSaturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Mostl y sunny and hot, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming east northeast between 5 and 10 mph. Saturday night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Okeechobee Forecast 2011 Sales Tax Holiday planned for Aug. 12-14The Florida Sales Tax exemption for clothing, footwear, accessories and school supplies will be in effect from 12:01 a.m., Friday, Aug. 12 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14. This exemption applies to each eligible item of clothing selling for $75 or less and to each eligible school supply selling for $15 or less and applies no matter how many items are sold on the same invoice to a customer.August CCC meeting plannedThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m., in the board room of the School Board Of ce.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Career Counselor Bill Black was honored for 24 years of service this week at the monthly meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board. Black ends a teaching career that lasted four decades in Ohio, Indiana and Florida. The self-admitted country boy studied business and physical education in college and worked as a business teacher at rst, and then became a football coach both in high school and college. Black coached in Madison, Ind. at the high school level in basketball, football, wrestling and tennis and became an assistant football coach at Hanover College in Madison. He moved to Okeechobee some 25 years ago and accepted the job at Okeechobee High School. He said he has never regretted his decision to move to Florida. "I can't think of any bad years that I've had with the school system. When I was rst hired I was excited to be here because it w as a fresh start and I had an opportunity to teach in Okeechobee," he added. He had quite a job as he rst lived at a ranch in Yeehaw Junction before moving to his home in Indian Hammock. He said he might be retiring but that he never became tired or frustrated with his job in education. "It was very gratifying work. I told everybody I have the best job in the school because the kids came to me because they wanted to learn and gain more knowledge about how to get into college, how to nd money for college, and help in choosing their career," he added. Black said he enjoyed visiting with graduates of OHS to catch up with them on their college and career choices. He said he was proud of their accomplishments after high school. "I felt like I could do something to help them. I felt every day has been satisfying," he said. Black said he is also very proud that more OHS graduates have attended college in recent years. He said he expects that trend to continue and said he had a small part in that trend. "Not only do they go to college many come back to Okeechobee and have started to contribute to our scholarship program. They are giving back to us and that is rewarding not only for me but for the students here and for the community," he added. Black will be replaced by Heather Stillian Gillis as career counselor. He said Gillis was a wonderful choice. "She is very enthusiastic and I expect her to do a great job. She knows the kids and will t in perfectly at OHS," he concluded. Long time Okeechobee High School counselor retires Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyA 24-year veteran of Okeechobee Schools Bill Black was honored by the School Board upon his retirement Tuesday. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy appears with Mr. Black. Schools plan open house nightOpen House for the start of the 20112012 school year will be held on Thursday, A ug. 18 In order to help parents who have children in more than one school within the district, times will be staggered. Elementary Schools will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Middle Schools will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Okeechobee Achievement Academy will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Okeechobee High School and Okeechobee Freshman Campus w ill be open from 7 to 9 p.m.Big Lake Missions to sponsor annual school driveBig Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual school supplies drive for their needy families. They will accept donations up until school starts which is Aug. 22. For a complete list, check local stores or call the school. The organization w ill also gladly accept checks made out to the Mission or gift cards and staff can do the shopping. Call 863-763-5725 or 863-610-1815 for more information or drop off locations.Third annual ‘Tween Summit is plannedCome one Come all Tweens and parents to the Third Annual Shared Services of Okeechobee County Tween Summit.' The event is for children ages 10-12. The Summit is set for Friday, Aug. 19, from 6-8 p.m., at the Freshman Campus Auditorium, 612 S.W. Second Ave. The event is free. Pizza, soda and cookies will be provided for all who attend. For more information please call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000 ext 257.Pre K accepting applicationsThe Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County, Inc., is accepting applications for Okeechobee Northside Head Start and VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten). Please call the Northside Head Start of ce at 863-357-8677 for an appointment and additional information. Children must have been born before Sept. 2, 2008. Birth Certi cate and Social Security number for the child applying and proof of family income is required. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m., until 4:30 p.m.Register now for the Voluntary Prekindergarten ProgramThe FREE Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK) program is available. This program is not income based and the following are the only requirements: Child must be a Florida resident; Child must be 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2011; Child must NOT have participated in a VPK program during the school year or summer. Please call the Early Learning Coalition at, 863-357-1133, to schedule an appointment. School News in Brief Negotiations continue tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Okeechobee District Of ce, 700 SW 2nd Ave., concerning the Instructional Evaluation for teachers. With this new legislation, Senate Bill 736, the process and the evaluation itsel f are subject to negotiations. This new evaluation will be for all teachers starting this school year, and it's imperative that teachers come and be ready to give input during caucusing. SB 736 ties student learning growth to evaluation results. OCEA has been negotiating with the district throughout the summer. Find out Saturday how you will be evaluated. It's not too late to add your thoughts to this process. Come any time from 9-4. OCEA negotiates for all teachers whether they are a member of OCEA or not. OCEA announces continuing negotiations at District Of ce We are going to host a special Open House for our Sophomore students on Tuesday, Aug. 16. We will begin the evening with a special parent orientation in our Auditorium at 7 p.m. Most of the sophomore teachers will attend the evening. We are hosting this special time so that the transition to the high school can be as smooth as possible for our students. We will be presenting survival skills for both parents and students during the orientation session. This special Open House will allow our 10th graders to visit the campus at a time that is less crowded than the Open House on Thursday. At the end of the program, we will hand out schedules and provide an opportunity to visit classrooms. Students are welcome to come back on Thursday evening for the traditional Open House. Special sophomore open house at Okeechobee High School Special to the Okeechobee News W & W Lumber ScholarshipRecipients of the W & W Lumber Scholarship were Courtney Holmes and Victoria Woodruff. Scholarship awards were presented by Bill Black (not pictured) in the amount of $500 each. Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School’s 2011 Scholarship Night on May 26.

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Cattlewomen to host fundraiserOkeechobee Cattlewomen will hold a fundraiser at Eli’s Western Wear on Friday, Aug. 12 with proceeds to bene t local scholarships. The fundraiser will feature a Barbecue brisket sandwich, chips, cookie and the sweetest tea ever, all for $7. A drawing will be held every 30 minutes for prizes from Eli’s.Blood drive is Aug. 12The Big Red Bus will be at the Lottie Raulerson Senior Services Center, 1019 S.W. Park. St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug, 12, to help Harley Arnold with is health problems.Okeechobee Moose to hold bene tThe Okeechobee Moose, #1753, at 159 N.W. 36th Street, will host a bene t for Laura, one of the bartenders. They ask all who can to make a donation for her medical expenses. On Saturday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. the Moose will serve a fundraiser dinner consisting of baked cube steak, potatoes, corn and a dessert for a $5 donation. There will be drawings and raf es. Music will be provided by Lisa at 7 p.m. with the Queen of Hearts drawing at 7 p.m.Scrapbookers to meetThe Croppin’ Crew now meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Okeechobee County Library. The next meeting will be Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Check out what other local scrapbookers and cardmakers are doing and share your ideas too. Bring pictures, scrapbook pages and/or projects that you are working on. Don’t forget to bring your Cricut machine as there will be 70 Cricut cartridges available for your use. For more information call Joan at 863-4670290.Church to have special speakerFountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will have a special speaker at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 14, Dr. Charles Gauldin. Dr Gauldin is an Associate Professor of Religion at Southeastern University, Lakeland. For more information call Pastor Dave Robertson at 863-801-1297. Church has children's clothes closetThe Church of God of Prophesy, 102 N.W. 10th St., has a clothing ministry called God’s Closet that is open each Tuesday evening from 5:15 to 7 p.m., for any families in need of clothing. They have a large variety of children’s and teen’s clothing. For more information call Lisa Mullins at 863-261-0841.New 4-H ClubA new 4-H Club, the Lamb and Goat Club, will have its rst meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the extension of ce in the county annex on U.S. 98 N. For more information, call Debbie Deloney at 863-6346181 or Jay Zeller at 863-634-7964.Poker tourney to bene t ARCAug. 17 is the date set for a poker tournament bene tting The ARC (for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities). The tournament will take place at the VFW, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the entry fee is a donation of $50. The tournament will go until 7 p.m. with “cards in the air.” Prizes will be awarded in Wal-Mart gift cards. Barbecue dinners will be available for $10 each at 5 p.m. Tickets for the dinners can be purchased at Mid-Florida Credit Union, 3261 U.S. 441 S. and also The ARC Thrift Store, 403 N.W. Second Ave. For tournament information and sign ups contact: Rhonda Altman at 863-634-6586 or sign up at Pogey Restaurant, 1759 S. Parrott Avenue. The event is sponsored by Bubba’s Redneck Yacht Club.Local retired educators group will meet Thursday, Aug. 18The Okeechobee County Retired Educators Association will be having their rst meeting of the new school year on Thursday, Aug. 18, beginning at 11 a.m., in the meeting room of the Lodge Restaurant. All retired educators are invited to attend and become members. The organization does many service and mentoring projects for the schools as well as selling the annual historical ornaments to raise money for academic scholarships.DEC plans to meetOkeechobee Democratic Executive Council meeting will be on Thursday, Aug. 18 beginning at 6 p.m., in the Beef O’Brady’s meeting room. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.Pregnancy Center to hold fundraiser dinner Aug. 19The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee will hold a Barbecue Dinner fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 19, from 10:45 a.m. until 2 p.m., at 500 N.W. 6th Street. Barbecue pork dinners are $10 each. All proceeds will bene t the clients of the Pregnancy Center o f Okeechobee. For more information or to place an order, please call 863-467-8748. Pick up or delivery is available.Dodgeball tourney set as scholarship fundraiserCome and join us at the Future STARS Scholarship fundraiser A Dodgeball Tournament set for Saturday, Aug. 20 9 a.m., at Osceola Middle School. Bring your team and play to win. Teams of six must pre-register and registration is $150 per team. For information on registration, please call 863-634-5020 or 863-634-6523. First place winners will receive $300. The tournament is sponsored by Okeechobee Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep.New Habitat home being built volunteers neededIf you have some time and would like to help Habitat for Humanity, we are going to start building a home at 912 N.W. Fifth St. on Aug. 20 at 7:30 a.m. Come and bring your favorite hammer. You can work an hour or several hours. For information, call 863-357-1371 and leave message. Habitat ReStore in the Trading Post Flee Market is having 50 percent off all their inventory for the month of August. Community Events 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Hugh H. Chip' Branch Jr., 60BASINGER — Hugh H. “Chip” Branch Jr., 60, died unexpectedly in his sleep of a heart attack at Branchwater Ranch in Basinger, on Aug. 6, 2011. He was born on A pril 7, 1951, in Pahokee, and is the son of Hugh and Barbara Branch of Pahokee. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Holly Branch of Okeechobee; his grandson, Shaun Penrod of Okeechobee; two sisters, Tammy Branch Shiver (Danny) of Wellington, and Kimberly Branch Reineke (Charlie) of Pahokee; as well as two nephews and numerous other family members. Lastly, but not least, he leaves behind his beloved Labrador, Junebug, whom he claimed had a college degree. Chip was a produce executive and co-owner of Hugh H. Branch, Inc. Shortly after his birth, his father created a produce label called “Chip Off The Old Block” in his honor which is used still today. Chip was a very colorful character who will be greatly missed by many in the Lake Okeechobee Region. His sense of humor was unsurpassed and one could often nd him regaling his friends, family and even total strangers with funny stories and hilarious antics. His interests and pursuits of fun and adventure were wide and varied and include trick skiing at Cypress Gardens in the early 1970’s, hunting, shing, ying and trap shooting. His greatest pleasure was in the sharing and teaching of these activities to his grandson, Shaun. Visitation will be today, Aug. 12, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Pahokee. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Pahokee followed by a graveside service at Port Mayaca Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tommy Greene, Paul Allen, Brett Bergmann, Danny Shiver, Charlie Reineke, Lewis Pope III, Walter Pope and Joe Barker. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Stafford, Larry Crawford, Donald Moss, Joe Miller, Robert Hodges, Dennis Milliron, Dan Herring, Michael Oliver and Dave Chasmar. The family requests remembrances be made in the form of owers or donations to Pahokee First United Methodist Church. Glades Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade is handling the arrangements. August ReflectionsAs I sat this morning drinking my second cup of cofee,my thoughts went back to a morning pretty much like this in 1998 when Isaid So longŽto the love of my lifeŽand gave his spirit over to another one who knew just when it was time for him to leave me.Lloyd had a lingering illness,and because of this, we had a lot of time to say our goodbyes.Still,it is never easy to let go of someone who has been your whole life for 51 years.Then,I went back to 1989, on a Sunday afternoon,when I said So longŽto the daddy I had worshipped for my whole life.When I was a little girl,I really thought that my daddy had helped God create the world.Now,Heaven has two of my August fellows.Then,in 2008,on the 14th of August,my oldest son,Steve,was killed in a tragic pickup accident.Now Heaven has three of my fellows. That day,I knew that it was time to live that faith I had talked and taught about for so many years. Due to the encouragement of scores of friends and my two remaining children,we got through all of this, and Jan,it does get a little better as time goes on. The hurt never goes away,but it does get a little easier to live with.In all of this in my life,I realize anew just how blessedI am to be who I am and where I am.We may do a lot of things wrong in Okeechobee,but we also do so many things right.We are a community that will uphold you and pray for you.If you are hurting now,just look up and look around.Someone is there for you. Thank you,all of you who have blessed me all of these years.Keep the blessings coming and Iwill pass them forward. Love you all, Catherine Jeffers 6 Okeechobee News August 12, 2011 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Obituaries

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BAPTIST EPISCOPAL PENTECOSTAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH PENTECOSTAL You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 Your Place ofDestinyŽJeremiah 29:113666 E. Hwy 70 € Okeechobee(Old Elks Lodge)(863) 357-2264Bishop Robert J. Banks, Jr., Pastor Sunday School 9am Sunday Worship 10am Tues. &Thurs. 7:30pmPrayer Service, Tues. &Thurs. 6:30pm 7:30pmNursery Available at All Services Office Hours: Mon. 9am 12 noon Tues. Fri. 9am 5pm 1167 Linda Rd. BHR863-357-6500 www.bhrchristianchurch.orgSunday Worship 10:30am~~~Wednesday Bible Study 6:30pm~~~Sunday Evening Service 6:00pm C H U R C H O F O U R S A V I O U R  C o m e w o r s h i p w i t h u s Ž S u n d a y S u m m e r S c h e d u l e Holy Eucharist Mass at 9 a.m. W e d n e s d a y 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist Service 2 0 0 N W 3 r d S t r e e t t 8 6 3 7 6 3 4 8 4 3 Visit our website at www.okeecoos.com Traditional Worship at 8:30am Sunday School at 10am Contemporary Worship at 10:45am Evening Worship 6pmSunda y Mid Week Worship at 7pmW ednesda y Children and Youth Classes are Available on Sunday Morning and Wednesdays301 NE 4thAve.€ (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SR 70EAdd your church to our listings today! Contact usat 863-763-3134 or email: okeeadsales@newszap.com 8 Okeechobee News August 12, 2011 for every $1,000 of assessed value. However, this tax rate would result in a de cit of about $418,000. Interim county administrator Robbie Chartier was directed to look at possible reductions in expenses to make up this shortfall. At their previous budget meeting commissioners discussed a millage rate of 8.6460. This millage rate is calculated to bring in the same amount of revenue to the county as last year's millage rate. Therefore, w ith 8.6460 mils many taxpayers would pay the same tax as last year. The prosed millage rate of 9.6460 would result in a shortfall of about $281,000. About $277,000 of that shortfall would be made up by cuts in the latest proposed budget by the sheriff, $15.5 million, a total that includes no salary adjustments. The sheriff's original budget proposal was about $16 million. This latest total would leave only about $4,000 to be made up with a millage rate of 9.6460. Applying the $277,000 savings from the sheriff's proposed budget to the $418,000 shortfall under 8.5470 mills would leave a de cit of about $147,000 that would have to be made up somehow. This is the fourth year that the sheriff has cut his budget. Sheriff May noted that some sheriffs run their jails cheaper. However, he added, "Cheaper is not always better." He said that one lawsuit could wipe out any savings. "I'm down to whatever I cut is people," the sheriff said. He said he could not perform his constitutional duties, operate the jail and provide courthouse security for less. He noted that his budget was 16.6 percent of the total county budget and he did not think that was out of line. "My people are not overpaid," the sheriff asserted, "Do I have too many? I don't think so." "I think the sheriff's budget still needs to be less than it is," was the opinion of Commissioner Ray Domer. He was in favor of determining how much the community could afford and building a budget around that gure rather than building a budget and then trying to fund it. "The primary purpose of government is to protect the people," Commissioner Bryant Culpepper said. He noted that the clerk of courts of ce could be shut down for several days but the sheriff's of ce could not be shut down for one hour. He thought the sheriff should maintain the level of service he felt necessary. "I support you, sheriff -100 percent. Commissioners will meet again to discuss the budget at 2 p.m. on Aug. 17. The rst public hearing on the budget will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13. Turning to other business, commissioners passed a resolution on the pending legislative reapportionment to be based on the latest census. They expressed their desire for continued dual representation rather than for the entire county to be in a single congressional district. Commissioners also heard a presentation from Indian River State College (IRSC) President Dr. Edwin Massey and former provost Sam Smith concerning the IRSC master plan. Mr. Smith presented statistics to show how the Dixon Hendry Campus in Okeechobee has grown since it was rst established in 1986. He said the number of science students has increased tremendously since the completion of the Williamson Center in 2006. The number of dual enrollment students, those students who complete college courses while still in high school, has also been increasing. Dr. Massey added that when the economy is bad, many people go back to school. He presented a drawing of proposed future buildings and additions to current buildings designed to meet future needs. The plans utilized not only the 37 acres presently owned by the college, but also the 40 acres south of the campus that is owned by the county. Dr. Massey wanted commissioners to consider donating those 40 acres to the college. He said the college would have a much better chance of securing state funds with the larger campus. "We don't want to nd ourselves landlocked," Dr. Massey said, adding that some colleges have increased their enrollment and then found out they had no space for expansion. Commissioners accepted the idea in concept and directed staff to research the technicalities.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. TAXESContinued From Page 1 at all. Mr. Hayford estimated that about 8,000 OUA customers had no water at all. By closing certain values and opening others, OUA employees restored water to Seminole Cove and Palm Village Ranch in about 30 minutes. However, residents of Ousley Estates, w here the water line broke, were without water until about 1 a.m. Any time the water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch, a boil water notice has to be issued. Mr. Hayford said that all OUA customers, except those in Buckhead Ridge, should boil their water until further notice from OUA. The boil water notice is expected to be in effect until at least Friday afternoon, Aug. 12. Customers should bring water to a rolling boil for one minute before using. W ATERContinued From Page 1 Main Street invites Labor Day event participantsOkeechobee Main Street is now taking applications for vendors and parade participants for the 2011 Labor Day Festival in the Parks. The festivities will take place Sept. 3, 4, and 5, with the parade scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sept. 5. Anyone interested in participating, please see Cindy Birdashaw at the Main Street Of ce, 111 Northeast 2nd St., or call 863-357-6246.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County 2011 Teacher of the Year Emily Campbell Streelman continues to accumulate awards for her educational prowess. The fourth grade teacher at Everglades Elementary was honored for her efforts to increase business and community investment and involvement in her classroom. She received the award at the Florida Department of Education Macy’s Teacher of the Year Program held in Orlando on July 8. Consortium President Mary Chance said Emily took a lot of imitative to seek funds for her innovative ideas in only her second year of teaching, “She inspired the business and civic leaders in her community to get more involved in supporting students and teachers by her strong example and leadership.” Florida Power and Light sponsored the award this year and provided a check of $1,000 to Emily that she intends to use to help purchase school supplies for her students. “I feel honored to have been selected out of all of the teachers of the year in 67 counties. They were all amazing and incredible and it feels wonderful to stand out and be honored by the state,” she said. Streelman was a busy girl all year as she planned a wedding along with her classroom duties. She was married one week after school ended. She said she can’t wait to get back into the classroom to see her students. CFEF is the membership organization for Florida’s school district-wide local education foundations that include the Okeechobee Education foundation. It was established in 1987 and seeks to advance student achievement in Florida by increasing private sector investment and involvement in public education. It raises more than $40 million annually to support, teachers and schools through a v ariety of programs. Emily attended a three-day round table at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando and was able to meet with other teachers to share ideas on how to improve their already considerable teaching abilities. She said she was honored and surprised at an awards breakfast on the nal day of the event. “They surprised me on the last day. I’m honored to be the rst person to receive this award. I want to use some of the money toward the classroom for materials and things because any teacher can use the extra money in the classroom,” she said. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 R e c e i v e u p t o $ 1 3 0 0 i n R e b a t e s *w i t h t h e p u r c h a s e o f a q u a l i f y i n g L e n n o xH o m e C o m f o r t S y s t e m A N D u p t o $ 5 0 0 i n F e d e r a l T a x C r e d i t s * S p e c i a l F i n a n c i n g t h r o u g h G E M o n e y B a n k * o r CAC014022 Offer expires 8/26/2011. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details and visit www.energystar.gov for more information. 2011 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include indep endently owned and operated businesses. Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 10 Okeechobee News August 12, 2011 Okeechobee teacher named a ‘Champion of Children’ Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySuperintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy honors Emily Campbell Streelman who was recently named the Champion of Children by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. The 2011 Florida Bass Federation Nation Youth State Quali er was held this past weekend in Kissimmee. There were 62 anglers who competed in this event and a total of 227 sh were caught with a total weight of 408.08 lbs. The Big “O” Teen Anglers, Inc., had 16 youths represent Okeechobee. Ty Riva took 10th place with 3.83 lbs. His captain had motor problems and Ty received an 8 lb. penalty for being 8 minutes late to weigh in. Cody Bigford placed 9th with 3.89 lbs. Luke Farmer was the rst place winner in the 11-14th age group with 8.62 lbs. Luke will be competing in the Southern Divisionals whose location is to be announced at a later date. If Luke wins at the Southern Divisionals he will advance to the B.A.S.S. Junior World’s Championship for a chance to win a $25,000 scholarship. Luke is our 2010 Angler of the year and his father, Kenny Farmer was 2010 Boat Captain of the year. We’d like to thank our state sponsors Publix of Okeechobee, Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters and our anonymous donors. A special thank you to our boat captains who traveled far from home to support our anglers: Carl Lewis, Leroy Bauer, Bob Haarer, Ernie Johnson, David Straight, Kenn y Farmer, Bob Stafford, Ken Hall, Skip Jeslosky, Roger Bohannon and Mike Zubricky. Thank you George & Madyline Dupont for your support. Big O Teen Anglers fare well in state competition Special to the Okeechobee News/ Big O Teens16 young anglers earned their way to the state quali er last weekend. The event was held in Kissimmee with Big O Teen Anglers placing well in the events.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 months 12,000 miles FREE maintenanceon your vehicle! 12 months 12,000 miles Powertrain Warrantyon every vehicle that leaves the lot! 12 days, 250 miles Horse TradeŽ vehicle exchange policy!NO CREDIT, BAD CREDIT, BANKRUPTCY, FORECLOSURE-NO PROBLEM!2010 Toyota Prius$26,778Loaded, all power, up to 50mpg, fun to drive stk#T196297A 2010 Nissan Titan$28,1824x4dr, all pwr nav, leather, sunroof, entertainment plus stk#609578A 2010 Chevy Impala$16,851Nice rider, low milesstk#AP270 2008 Kia Sorento$18,570Loaded, great mpg, beautiful truckstk#B7241855A 2006 Ford F-150 Reg Cab$11,997Nice, clean truckstk#F124330C 2003 Dodge Caravan$7,295They just dont get any nicerstk#T28386A 2005 Dodge Ram Quad$10,558Auto, loaded, nice 4drstk#R60144A 2008 Toyota Prius$19,289All pwr, up to 50mpgstk#T373021A 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2011

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Last month, Dr. Edward Douglas celebrated his 50th year as chiropractor and was welcomed to the 50 Year Club by the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago. Dr. Douglas is a graduate of Okeechobee High School (Class of 1951.) He attended Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn. and Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Ind. He opened his practice in Okeechobee in 1962. His practice now includes acupuncture, nutrition, Kinesiology, CRA, Contact Re ex, nutritional analysis, Neurolink and physiotherapy. For the last 35 years, he has also operated the Douglas Fitness Center. Dr. Douglas welcomed to 50 Year Club 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Emory Walker Company (863) 763-6742 208 S.W. 5th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 CAC014022 Offer expires 8/26/2011. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details and visit www .energystar.gov for more information. 2011 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. Receive up to $1,300 in Rebates*with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort SystemAND up to $500 in Federal Tax Credits** 12 Okeechobee News August 12, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Donna HuthGuest speakerRotarian John Ed Burdeshaw extended a warm Rotary welcome to guest speaker Carolyn Moses, program manager of Helping People Succeed Healthy Families, who came to share information with club members about their programs. Focused on parenting, many women join the programs while pregnant and they get help with prenatal health and are encouraged to nish their education. A ve year evaluation was conducted and showed how these programs do help families. They expanded into Okeechobee in 2007. There is currently no of ce in Okeechobee. Services, however, are provided in the home. Referrals come from Healthy Start and other families involved in the programs. These programs are long term; the funding is through the government and they have seen cuts like most programs today. The program was awarded a grant for a licensed health counselor for our area and a part-time family counselor from Children's Council Services. Everyone was surprised by the Local and State Child Abuse Rates especially in Okeechobee. For more information on these important programs please call Carolyn Moses at 772-320-0770. Dr. Edward Douglas Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tara MintonEconomic CouncilJon Geitner, director of the Economic Council of Okeechobee, stands with invited guest speaker interim county administrator Robbie Chartier, who spoke recently with the Council members on the county's ongoing efforts to prepare the budget for scal year 201112. In addition, members received updates from the City of Okeechobee, the sheriff's of ce, the school board, Indian River State College and the Tourist Development Council. Please contact Executive Director Tara Rowley at 863467-0200 for more information about the Economic Council of Okeechobee. Public Health topic at weekly meetingThe Thursday, Aug. 11, Kiwanis meeting w as held at The Lodge at the Lake Family Restaurant. Kiwanis member, Ken Keller introduced W innie as his speaker w ho is a native Floridian who has been in Public Health for many y ears serving Bradford/ Union County Health Departments as well. W innie talked to the Kiw anis members about the Community Needs A ssessment and the fact that there are many focus groups within the Health Planning Council that needs suggestions about our health care. There are many Health Care changes coming such as Death Certi cates coming electronically which will be a time saver and it will also reduce fraud. She talked about the importance of getting physical exercise, annual exams, the Shingles Vaccine, Flu Shots and Pneumonia Shots when necessary to stay healthy. The Okeechobee County Health Department is located at 1728 NW 9th Avenue and offers many services to the community and there is a sliding fee scale if you are unable to carry Health Insurance. Kiwanis welcomes guest speaker Okeechobee News/ Diana WhitehallIn the photo left to right are Jim Vensel, past president; Winnie Holland MPH, MA, interim administrator of the Okeechobee County Health Department and Ken Keller, Kiwanis member. The Okeechobee Service Center of the American Red Cross will be holding the following Health & Safety Classes in August: Monday, Aug. 15 First Aid Basics. Classes begin at 6 p.m. and are held at their local of ce located at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To register or for more information please call 863-763-2488. Red Cross has First Aid Class

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2011 2011 Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night Special to the Okeechobee NewsRecipients of the El Centro Santa Fe Scholarship were Eric Aguirre, Yesenia Aguirre, Lucina Anselmo, Maria Baltazar, Ruselie Calvillo, Hector Lopez and Jesus Nunez. Scholarship awards were presented by David Suarez in the amount of $500 each. Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School’s 2011 Scholarship Night on May 26. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRecipients of softball athletic scholarships were LeAnna Cotton, $97,200, Capital University; Courtney Wilson, $12,100, Hillsborough CC; Ashtyn Brown, $12,100, IRSC; Taylor Douglas, 12,100, IRSC; and, Naomi Stevens, $12,100, IRSC. Scholarship awards were presented by Christina Jaholkowski each. Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School’s 2011 Scholarship Night on May 26. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe recipient of the Okeechobee Women of the Moose Club Scholarship was Brent Durrance. The award was presented by Carole Hilton in the amount of $100. Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School’s 2011 Scholarship Night on May 26. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe recipient of the Demarioius Hazellief Memorial Scholarship was Cindy Wine. The award was presented by Dale LaFlam in the amount of $6,000. Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School’s 2011 Scholarship Night on May 26. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRecipients of the U.S. Marines Scholarship were William Alford IV, Jose Banuelos Jr., Kevin Christensen, Caycee Fitzwater, Evan Mattson, Tate McDonald, Christopher Rodriguez II, Justin Shockley and Alfonso Tinajero. Scholarship awards were presented by SSGT Carr and SSGT Chong in the amount of $80,000 each. Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School’s 2011 Scholarship Night on May 26. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe recipient of the Quality A/C–Misael Torres Memorial Scholarship was Megan Moore. The award was presented by Lori Byrd in the amount of $1,000. Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School’s 2011 Scholarship Night on May 26.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE Advertise in the Medical DirectoryCall 763-3134 today! 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL The 2010 … 2011 Medical Information Guide is available online at http://specialsections.newszap.comUse this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Specializing in: A d u l t & P e d i a t r i c U r o l o g y B l a d d e r & K i d n e y I n f e c t i o n s I m p o t e n c e / I m p l a n t s N o S c a l p e l V a s e c t o m y215 N.E.19th Dr. Okeechobee (863) 763-0217 Board Certified In Urology RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Visit us online atwww.newszap.com REHAB THERAPY/NURSING HOME VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL S.Scott Tapper,M.D.,F.A.C.S.Board Certified General Vascular Surgeon 2169 S.E. Ocean Blvd. StuartSpecializing in the Removal of Varicose VeinsMinimally Invasive In Office ProcedurePerformed more than 1500 Endo Venous Laser Ablation proceduresInsurance Accepted Before Aftersymmetrylaservein.com772-286-5501 Advertising in the Okeechobee News is a bright idea!Call 763-3134 today! RAULERSONPRIMARYCARE J o s e V i l l a r r e a l D O Dr. Villarreal is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. N e w P r i m a r y C a r e P h y s i c i a nAccepting New Patients & Walk-ins Evening Hours Available Per Request 2 0 2 N E 2 n d A v e O k e e c h o b e e F L 3 4 9 7 28 6 3 4 6 7 2 1 5 9www.raulersonprimarycare.com Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NParrott Ave Okeechobee DOYOUNEEDTOTALK? CALL863.467.9500Can Y o u r Skin Cancer be Cured with 5 days of Radiation? CO M EINFO RF R E E I N F O R M A T I O N FOLLOWUSONFACEBOOK.COM/RADIATIONDOCTORRamesh Kumar MD, William Crook MD and Julie Santelli MD BoardCertified Radiation OncologistsWe Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities 14 Okeechobee News August 12, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE 2 2 0 2 N E 1 9T HD r i v e € O k e e c h o b e e € F o r a p p o i n t m e n t s c a l l (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD€Comprehensive Medical & Preventive Care €Routine Annual Physicals €Well Woman Exam €Geriatric Care €Management of: Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus Menopause Depression Arthritis D D i p l o m a t e A m e r i c a n B o a r d o f F a m i l y M e d i c i n eAccepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted GYNECOLOGIST DERMATOLOGY HEALTHCARE Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility€Specialized Wound Care €Full Time Medical Director €Dialysis Support €Alzheimers Support Groups €Intravenous Therapy €Resident & Family Council Groups €Specialized HIV Care €Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy €24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing €Therapeutic Activities€ Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O € 230 South Barfield Hwy € Pahokee561-924-5561€ www.floridacare.net Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton Caring for Those You Care About120 BEDS MRI OKEECHOBEES FINEST OPEN MRI115 NE 3rd St. Suite A863-824-6736SPECIALTYTRAINED/BOARD CERTIFIED RADIOLOGISTSThe Best is Right Here! OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE2 Blocks North of CVSDrugstore HEALTH Advertise in the Medical DirectoryCall 763-3134 today!The 2010 … 2011 Medical Information Guide is available online at http://specialsections.newszap.comUse this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website www.newszap.com James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2011

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Lost *REWARD* 2 LOST SETTERS IN THE VICINITY OF NW 9TH AVE. ONE IS WHITE W/ BLACK AND ONE IS WHITE W/REDDISH BROWN, BOTH HAVE ORANGE COLLARS WITH ID CALL 863-634-8822 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Garage/ YardSalesR-BAR ESTATES 2741 N.E. 54th Trail Huge Yard Sale Fri. 12th and Sat. 13th 8 am-1pm Shoes,Jewelry,Purses, Boys school Clothes,Tools, Boys Sport Items,Total Gym, King Temp. mattress and Specialized Gift Baskets For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time AMERICORPS AND BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS-HELP A CHILD TO READ Interested in making a difference in Okeechobee County? Join Americorps Reads! Make a 1 year commitment to serve 450-900 hours at a selected school site. Tutors will be trained, receive a modest living allowance, and those completing the program will receive an education award. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Call Cheryl or Barbara at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Okeechobee County. (772)466-8535, Ext 212 Drivers Needed for long distance produce hauling. CDL a must call for more information. 863-261-1116 We are looking for an Experienced Automotive Diagnostics Technician. ASE certi ed is a plus but not required Call 863-763-0564 Employment Full Time “Growing Okeechobee” NOW hiring MANAGERS and STYLISTS! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity with the Hair Cuttery!! Apply TODAY @ www.careers byhaircuttery.com Employment PartTime Part Time Teller PositionsMIDFLORIDA Credit Union is seeking part time teller candidates. Responsibilities include serving members, performing transactions, and cross selling credit union products and services. Quali ed candidates will possess excellent customer service, communication and cash handling skills. Applicants must be available to work any assigned shift between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm Monday through Friday as well as every Saturday between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. High school diploma or equivalency required, bilingual helpful. Apply on-line at: www.mid orida.com Drug Free Workplace Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities Busy concession stand/restaurant for lease at a local business. Must have restaurant experience. Contact Heather for more info (863)763-4114. NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Guns/SuppliesBrowning Shotgun Browning Belgium made Semi-Auto 16 Gauge. Carry case. Very good condition. Not a sweet 16 model. $350.00. (863)824-0835 or (863)634-5023 Pets/SuppliesFree Kittens Cute as can be! Litter trained and eating well. Only two left! 863-610-1556 or 863-447-9664. Stereo Equipment 50/60’s Juke Box Old time Rockola from Players Pub, 50/60’s music with extra records, great collection excellent condition $600 Call 863-634-3451 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments 1,2 or 3 Bedroom Apartments For Rent discounted $60 per month and Yearly RV Spots for $175 mo. located by 15b and 441. Call 561-386-5636 or 561-968-2083 EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Utilities & Direct TV included $525 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Call 863-634-8885 Apartments Beane Point Apartments Apts. are furnished and all utilities paid. Adult complex, no pets or children. Required sec. dep. + one week rent. A background check will be done, also verify employment. (863)357-2044 Leave name and number if no answer. LOCATION, LOCATION Apartments in City 2BR/1.5 Bath 1 Block north of Walmart Carpet/Tile All Appliances,W/D on each oor, Clean/Newly Painted Call 863-763-8878 $600 mo.,$300 Sec. Nice 2/1 Apt. over commercial of ce space in the city. $600/mo. Plus utilities. Dishwasher and microwave. No pets. First and Last and $800 sec. dep. req. Please contact Sandra at (863)697-6082. Oak Lake Apartments, 2BR, 1.5BA, 2 story, fenced patio, washer, dryer, very clean. $650 rst, last, and $500 sec. (863)634-3312 or 634-3313. OKEE Huge, Clean, 2BR, 2BA inside laundry, $700/month. First, last, Sec. Call 772-215-0098 OKEECHOBEELarge 1 Br/ 1 Ba. 1st and last. $600 per mo. Deposit $400. In town. Call 863-467-8705 Commercial Property FOR SALE OR LEASE 1574 Sq. Ft. of ce bldg. @ 210 NE 3rd Ave. Call 863-763-0295 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Condos/Townhouses Rent CONDOS 2/1 fully furnished downstairs, w/ utilities $950. mo., seasonal rates available. 1/1 unfurnished, upstairs w/utilities $725. mo. w/year lease 863 634 0663 Taylor Creek Condo 2/1, On water, furnished Pool, Dock. $850/mo + 1st & sec. Short term rates also available Call (863)634-8757 Houses-Rent 3 Bedroom/2Bath CBS Home Clean & Well Maintained Fenced Back Yard 938 NW 3rd Street $850.00 a month. David May Big Lake Real Estate 863-610-1970 3/2 CBS House, screened porch, den, carport, workshop, storage shed, on corner lot, large yard, close to schools and shopping, non smoking/no pets. 2301 SW 3rd Ave. $900 per month or $850 by direct deposit plus security deposit. Call 863-801-3178 Adorable Cottage Large 2bdr/1ba. Tiled shower/ oors. Ceiling fans & Crown molding. City water, laundry fac. & play ground. $650 mo. plus sec. Utilities NOT included. Non smoking & No Pets. Call 561-797-0246. AFFORDABLE New Houses, 3/1/1 = $900, 3/2/2 = $1100, Large yards. Bring pets. Washer/Dryer included. Call 561-723-2226 HOUSE FOR RENT 2847 NW 33 road Basswood 3/2, garage, fenced in, New House $1,200 per month + $800 deposit. No pets allowed Call Rafael at (561)683-9754 Houses-Rent IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/ 2Ba, $1,000 mo. + 1st, last, sec. & refs. Call Barry for more info. 772-216-1461 IN TOWN 2BR, 2BA, W&D, porch, lawn serv. small pet ok, Non-smk. env., $800 mo., 1st last & $500 sec. Call 941-504-3954 OKEE 2/1, $459 mo. or 3/2, $620 mo. Beautiful ranch homes located 12 miles N.E. o f town. Lawn, pest, trash, and water incl. Pasture avail. Recently Updated. Move in special. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800. No Pets. OKEE 2bd/1ba CBS House, large lot, freshly painted, new carpet, w/d, well water, Located by 15-B $675 mo. plus security. Call 786-201-0306 OKEECHOBEE MODERN BRICK: 3BR, 2.5BA, 1 car garage. New carpet. On Rim Canal w/Boat dock. Opt. 1/BR cottage w/dining room. $795/month. Call 772-359-1640 VacationRentals 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 thin k your on vacation!(863)467-4317 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News August 12, 2011

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TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Technical Review Committee of the City of Okeechobee will meet in Regular Session on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. Please contact Betty Clement at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: Brian Whitehall, City Administrator 394819 ON 8/12/2011 NOTICE OF VACANCIES OKEECHOBEE COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida is seeking interested residents of Okeechobee County for appointment to the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. There are eleven (11) vacant positions. If possible, member positions should be lled with citizens representing low income advocate, local planning agency member, for pro t provider, jurisdiction resident, banker/mortgage lender, essential services; not for pro t provider, labor, real estate professional, residential home builder and citizen/lay person. Applications for appointment may be obtained from the County Administration Of ce, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 123, Okeechobee, Florida. Applications may also be downloaded from www.co.okeechobee. .us (link to; County Documents/Miscellaneous). Completed applications, along with proof of residency in Okeechobee County and evidence of eligibility where applicable, must be submitted to the County Administrator’s Of ce Room 123 no later than Noon on August 26, 2011. 394979 ON 8/12/2011 BUDGET WORKSHOP AND CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee will conduct a Regular Meeting and a Budget Workshop at 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and review the proposed 2011-2012 Fiscal Year Annual Budget. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. Please contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 394820 ON 8/12/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD073 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that HANH KIM TONG the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3261 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOT 1 BLOCK 26 3-15-37-35-0010-00260-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LOUIS L NEAL SR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of September, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392444 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD072 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2001 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 3 LOT 20 BLOCK 40 1-05-37-35-0030-00400-0200 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JONAS TRINIDAD Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of September, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392105 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD065 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 807 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 18 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 18 24 34S 33E 1-24-34-33-0A00-00018-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GEORGE ARROYO Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 15th day of September, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392098 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD066 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1063 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 15 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 15 28 34S 33E 1-28-34-33-0A00-00015-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LINDA MUIR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of September, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392099 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD058 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3185 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: BLUE CYPRESS GOLF & RV RESORT PHASE II 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 certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of September, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392106 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the Tallahassee Of ce until 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 for Proposal ID T1421. A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for this SIGNING/PAVEMENT MARKINGS project on SR 25 (US 27), FROM A PT E OF SR 78 TO a PT N OF LYKES BROTHERS RD in GLADES County. Budget Estimate $157,756.00. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/cc-admin/Letting_Project_Info.shtm or by calling (850) 414-4000. 394914 ON 8/12,19/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD064 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA t he holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 414 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 28 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 28 15 34S 33E 1-15-34-33-0A00-00028-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LORRAINE M CORCORAN WILLIAM F CORCORAN SR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of September, 201 1. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392097 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD061 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 200 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT B OF TRACT 25 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 25 11 34S 33E 1-11-34-33-0A00-00025-B000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: HORACE R BROWN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of September, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392094 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD067 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1175 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 17 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 17 32 34S 33E 1-32-34-33-0A00-00017-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LINDA MUIR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of September, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392100 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses-Sale 2BA 2BA handicap friendly house built in 2003. Sits on 1/2 acre. Comes furnished. $250,000 (863)357-3972. Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. 2bdrm/1bath house $2,500.00 down $731.83 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent 1 Bedroom Trailer $350 monthly or $100 per week. $550 to move in Call 863-634-8954. 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Mobile Home, Fenced Yard, Security Required, No Pets Call 863-634-7231 2bd/1ba furnished, a/c $175.00 per week $300 security deposit no charge for water, garbage removal or electric Call 863-763-3613 3BR 2BA in Pine Ridge Park with carport. First, last + sec. dep. (will work with tenant) $750/mo. (863)634-9139 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $500 mo. No pets. Yearly lease plus sec. (863)763-4031 KISSIMMEE RIVER Estates, 2 Bedroom, 17216 Brynwood Lane, $400 mo. + sec. Lawn & Water maintenance included. 317-402-5441 NEWLY REMODELED Available Immediately 2BR/2BA Double Wide Stove Frig. $700 mo. (863)634-8885 OKEECHOBEE3 br/2 ba. Has covered carport, fenced in yard on 70 east. $500 mo. plus Utilities, Avail. 8/15/11. 863-634-1783 or 863-655-2454. MobileHome RentTREASURE ISLAND 3/2 large yard, new carpet. Lawn service $700. mo. No pets. BHR 4/2 w/fenced yard &lawn service, $700.mo. Sec. dep.req. 863 634 0663 MobileHomeSale BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 OKEECHOBEELg. 3br/ 2ba DW, w/14x40 addition, metal roof, FP, 11x20 shop, on Canal. Covered dock & slip. Sprinklers, 20’ $75K O.B.O. 772-321-1835 or 772-664-6799. Palm Harbor Homes Cash for Clunkers 5K For Your Used Mobile Home Any Condition 800-622-2832 ext. 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs2002 Franklin 36 Ft. Camping Trailer Good Shape. 1997 GMC Box Truck 24 Ft.,New Clutch and Tran. Good Shape,Cat Motor Runs Good. Call 772-215-2089 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles 1996 Nissan 200sx Green, needs new alternator, engine runs great. $500.00 FIRM 386-490-5399 1997 Lincoln Town car, executive sedan, 4D. 159,000 mileage, V8 automatic, ac, leather seats, good tires. All amenities. Excellent condition $3650 757-535-1704 97 Honda Civic LX 145 k miles, cold a/c, 31 mpg $2,500 rm Call 863-357-0256 Autos Wanted My husband passed away recently. Desperately in need of vehicle. Please with all your heart, donate your extra car or truck for tax deduction. 863-357-6835 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD074 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TRI TAN TRAN the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2765 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 1 LOT 13 PARCEL A 1-19-34-36-0010-000A0-0130 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: E & S DAIRY INC/SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS PARTNERSHIP EDWIN RUCKS HOBSON RUCKS DAIRY INC STANLEY RUCKS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of September, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 394644 ON 8/12,19,26 9/2/2011 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD062 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 409 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 27 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 27 15 34S 33E 1-15-34-33-0A00-00027-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LORRAINE M CORCORAN WILLIAM F CORCORAN SR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 15th day of September, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392095 8/5,12,19,26/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD063 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 410 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 27 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 27 15 34S 33E 1-15-34-33-0A00-00027-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LORRAINE M CORCORAN WILLIAM F CORCORAN SR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 15th day of September, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392096 ON 8/5,12,19.26/2011 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD070 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1336 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 05 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00005-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOYCE O BAKER LALLEMAND TRUST THOMAS P MOSS ESQ WALTA LALLEMAND TRUST Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 15th day of September, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392103 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD068 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1314 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOTS E F G H OF TRACT 11 S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 11 35 34S 33E 1-35-34-33-0A00-00011-E100 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: EAGLE PROPERTY LLC JERRY SAINTELOI SYLPHIDA VINCENT Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of September, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392101 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD071 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1337 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 5 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 05 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00005-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOYCE O BAKER LALLEMAND TRUST THOMAS P MOSS ESQ WALTA LALLEMAND TRUST Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of September, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392104 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD069 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1335 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOTS I & O OF TRACT 5 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 5 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 5 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00005-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOYCE O BAKER LALLEMAND TRUST THOMAS P MOSS ESQ WALTA LALLEMAND TRUST Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of September, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392102 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 18 Okeechobee News August 12, 2011 Public Notice ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds ACROSS 1 1988 tennis Grand Slam winner 5 Partner of alas 10 City of Seven HillsŽ 14 Sitcom named for its country star 15 Supple 16 French state 17 Cupid 18 Hope of one placing a personal ad? 20 Camera bag accessory 22 Carmen,Ž e.g. 23 Quite large 24 In a while 26 Peruvian worshiper? 30 ... the two shall be __Ž: Wedding SongŽ lyrics 31 Sweet CarolineŽ singer Diamond 32 Krazy of comics 35 Delighted 36 Former Alaska Territory capital 38 Baked beans, e.g. 39 Collectors goal 40 Il __: Mussolini 41 Talk show host Gibbons 42 Knock a motorcycle daredevil flat? 45 One you wont find in a foxhole? 48 Prepares to shoot 49 Bank claims 50 Ready 54 Kid going nuts with building blocks? 57 Insolvent S&L company 58 Roman road 59 Die down 60 Novelist Hunter 61 One and only 62 Hotel conveniences 63 Archaeology projects DOWN 1 Austrias second largest city 2 San __, Italy 3 Peek-__ 4 Agricultural worker 5 State without proof 6 Train maker in the National Toy Hall of Fame 7 Dirt bike relatives, briefly 8 Friend of Fidel 9 Prefix with plunk 10 Grain cutter 11 Playful swimmer 12 Computer shortcut 13 Revolutionary Allen 19 Travelers haven 21 Auto mechanics job 24 Onion relative 25 New Balance rival 26 Falls behind 27 Maui or Kauai 28 Barrier at a zoo 29 Big name in chips 32 Chicken __: deep-fried dish 33 Wood-shaping tool 34 Greenish blue 36 Navigators and Explorers 37 CoolŽ rap artist? 38 Couldnt make up ones mind 40 Belief in a nonintervening God 41 Looking fatigued 42 Poes rare and radiant maidenŽ 43 Self-defense method 44 Family reunion attendees 45 Chalmerss business partner 46 Link with 47 Philosopher who was a pioneer of German idealism 50 Chanteuse Edith 51 Shankar with a sitar 52 Cyberzine 53 Pressures for payment 55 Battery buys 56 Cavs and Mavs org. By Jack McInturff (c)2009 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 09/18/09 09/18/09 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: yy xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Legion Post to host bene t fundraiserThe American Legion Post #64 is hosting a Poker Run bene t for Sabrina Yeates on Aug. 20. Registration is at 8 a.m. on Saturday or early regisration is on Friday, Aug. 19, at the post on 501 SE 2nd in Okeechobee, the run will go around the lake with 12 stops and end at the post at 6 p.m. where the drawing will take place. There will be dinner and music beginning at 5 p.m., and you are invited to come and join us even if you do not ride in the poker run. The dinner is $5 and there will be music by JODY for your enjoyment. Sabrina is suffering from an autoimmune disorder called Sarcoidosis, it has attacked Sabrina's lungs, liver, salivary glands, bones, joints and eyes. She has just returned from Kansas City where she had surgery to remove cysts from her spinal cord. The treatment for this disease is on going and very expensive. We hope to see you there.

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Lt. Colonel Danny Barber was appointed to the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary (FHPA) in 1980 and promoted to the Command Staff in 1993. With more than 31 years of service with the FHPA, he has served in each leadership position in Troop L and Q, and is currently responsible for Field operation for Troops D,E,F,K and L in South and Central Florida. He holds an associate degree in Business A dministration and is currently a district manager with Publix Supermarket, Inc., with daily responsibility for more than 1,600 associates. He is a member of the FHPA board of directors and is the recipient of many awards, including the Meritorious Service Awards for several years, High LSP and Total Activity hours. He has attended and completed many hours of training to enhance the skills needed for high performance and effective leadership, such as “Communicating as a Leader,” “When You Lead They Will Follow,” and “Maximizing Team Potential.” He has been active in his community, and has served on the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Urban League. He participates in an annual fundraiser for the March of Dimes, Children’s Miracle Network, Feed the Hungry and the United Way annual campaigns. Lt. Colonel Barber resides in West Palm Beach. He has two children: a daughter, Monique who recently graduated from Central Florida, and now resides in Atlanta, Ga.; and a son Daniel, who is a senior at the University of Florida. Barber promoted to FHP auxiliary director 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 GREATBUSINESS OPPORTUNITYFull Service Coin Laundromat. Established business for 13 years in same location. Huebsch Machines in excellent condition. Everything goes including cash registers, folding tables, scales, top loaders, dryers, 25-50lbs machines. 1300 SF of space that is leased for $1500 per month on a new 5 year lease. Located in the Treasure Island section of Okeechobee close to Lake Okeechobee and surrounding RV Parks and Mobile Home Parks. Approx. 5 Miles east of US 441 and SR 78 on 441 SE/Hwy. 98 S. 18% Rate of Return on Investment. $250,000. Call Brandon for more information. (772) 201-8722. 104 NW 7thAve. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945f f x v w a x Service Integrity ExperienceLic. RE Broker Auctioneer # AU2579. (863) 763-2104Se Habla Espaol CALL FOR A LIST OF FORECLOSURESDavid Hazellief € 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief € 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt € 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder € 863-610-2485 www.century21okeechobee.com€ Email: century21okeechobee@earthlink.net € 1200 S.Parrott Ave. N N E E W W L L I I S S T T I I N N G G R R E E D D U U C C E E D D N N E E W W L L I I S S T T T I I N N G G N N E E W W L L I I S S T T I I N N G G 5015-H: Dixie Ranch Est 3 bdrm 2 bath concrete blk home at the of the cul-de-sac on 2 lots..one lot has fence yard, concrete drive, back screen porch. $84,000 MLS #204757€FORECLOSURE Buildable Lots in Oaks at Okeechobee total of 5 sites each $8,900 Make Offer €50.4+/-ACRES SR 710 MLS #204068 €Viking 6 acres $20,000 (Owner Finance a possibility) €FORECLOSURE Viking 1.25 acre $3,400 or better offer. MLS #205025 € LOT (50X142.5) S.W. addition $7,000 MLS #2050813004-H: Kings Bay home, enclosed back porch and screened front porch, garage, appliance stay. Easy to show $54,000 MLS #205168 3003-H: Kings Bay home wood floors, screened porch, concrete driveway. Easy to show. $54,000 MLS #205169 5018-M: Pine Ridge Park 3/2 det 2 car garage with loft for storage, 2 driveways. Very well maintained. Close to the convenience store. MLS #204938 5024-M: Fixer upper-Mobile home on 4.93+/acres. Needs work. Bassinger just off 700 A $62,000 MLS #205138 3000-M: Treasure Island 3 bedroom 2 bath DW MH. All double pane windows and sliding glass door. Two carport, 2 sheds, screened rm, back porch. $58,900 MLS #205163 N N E E W W L L I I S S T T I I N N G G V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com BUYER BROKERAGE CO. OF OKEECHOBEE P.O. Box 1074, Okeechobee FL, 34973 517 S.W. Park St. € Okeechobee(863) 801-9497 CELLA A L W A Y S S A V I N G P R O P E R T Y B U Y E R S $ M O N E Y BILL F. STEGKEMPER, BILL F. STEGKEMPER,CRS, GRI, APPRAISER CRS, GRI, APPRAISERBK129997 BK129997 19 Okeechobee News A ugust 12, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSGrand OpeningOkeechobee Main Street and the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County joined together to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony and Grand Opening of Toni’s Chic Boutique, 121-123 SW Park Street on July 29. Visitors during the day enjoyed hors d’ouevres, lemonade and mega sales throughout the store. Many community members showed up to share this special moment with Toni and her husband Joe. On hand to enjoy the celebration were Donna Huth, Vice President of Okeechobee Main Street Paul Mitchell, Linda Woloski, Arts and Culture Director of Okeechobee Main Street Bridgette Waldau, Executive Director of Okeechobee Main Street Cindy Birdashaw, Jackie Mathis of Toni’s Chic Boutique, Toni Doyle, owner of Toni’s Chic Boutique and her husband Joe, City Councilman Dowling Watford, City Councilman Mike O’Connor, Greg Thogersen of Morgan, Stanley, Smith and Barney, Past President of Okeechobee Main Street Maureen Burroughs, County Commissioner Margaret Helton, Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County President Terry Burroughs, Director at Large of Okeechobee Main Street John Creasman, Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County Executive Director Brian Cartland, Heather Hancock, Detective Betty Taylor, Tabitha Trent and Sherri En nger of CenterState Bank Okeechobee, Cindy Douglas. Melody Hodges from Sea Coast National Bank, Carl Shumate from the Alarm Company and Tom Conway.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hours: MonFri 7:30 am 7:00 pm Sat 8 am to 5 pm 4224 Hwy 441 S. Okeechobee,FL 863-357-0500www.okeechobeedodgechryslerjeep.com T e r r y M i l l e r Asst. Service ManagerTransmissions Diesel Engines WE HAVE 4 TRANSMISSION TECHS!J o h n D e e lService Manager W e S e r v i c e R e p a i r R e b u i l d o r R e p l a c e a l l M a k e s a n d M o d e l s Ž $9.95O i l C h a n g e E v e r y D a y !Some models may be more due to engine size. Diesel Engines Start At$39.95 YOUR COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOP 20 Okeechobee News August 12, 2011


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