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Friday, August 19, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 102 No. 99 10.36 feetLast Year: 13.93 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. A resident cat at Arnold’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Okeechobee County has befriended a three-legged deer who also lives at the center. The cat has been known to be fond of deer. A video of another deer giving this cat a bath has attracted more than 886,000 views on YouTube. For a link to the video, see the Okeechobee News Facebook page. Beer and wines sales proposed at special events in Flagler ParkBy Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee City Councilmen spent a good portion of their ve-hour meeting Tuesday evening, Aug. 16, discussing two items dealing with the sale of alcoholic beverages. Despite the objections of some citizens and the differing opinions of some councilmen, the council proceeded with plans to change the rules for the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants. The council held the rst reading and set Sept. 6 as the date for the nal public hearing on an ordinance to allow restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays between the hours of 11 a.m. and midnight. Such restaurants must be able to seat at least 50 customers. With certain exceptions, the proposed ordinance forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages within 100 feet of a church, school or day care center. "I think you are shutting some of us out that have been here," said Tommy Hoover, owner of Kahootz. Councilman Dowling Watford was not in favor of alcohol sales on Christmas Day, which this ordinance would permit. However, he said, "I could support it if we work out the issues." He said he could not support package sales on City may change rules for alcohol sales Okeechobee News/ D. HamiltonCat befriends deer at wildlife centerSee CITY — Page 15 V o t i n g d i s t r i c t Voting district c h a n g e s d i s c u s s e d changes discussed ... Page 3 W o m a n a c c u s e d o f W oman accused of l y i n g a b o u t r a p e lying about rape ... Page 5 H i g h s c h o o l r o d e o High school rodeo t e a m s t a r t s n e w team starts new s e a s o n season ... Page 10 C o u n t y b u d g e t County budget c u t cut ... Page 16 N e w r e s t a t i o n t o New re station to s e r v e B H R a n d serve BHR and L a k e p o r t Lakeport ...Page 22

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The South Florida Beef-Forage Program of the University of Florida will be hosting a Grazing Management School on Sept. 15 and 16, in Okeechobee, at the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce on U.S. Highway 98. It is conducted with the volunteer assistance of area livestock producers and Allied Industries. Grazing management is the manipulation of livestock grazing to obtain de ned outputs of livestock products. The theories of grazing management concepts and methods are discussed in a classroom setting during the rst day, and concepts taught are supported by practical applications in the eld during the second day tour to selected ranches in the area. This is the fth annual "Grazing Management School" and we encourage you and your personnel to attend. Registration fee for this school is $30 if paid by Aug. 26, and $50 if paid after Aug. 26. Registration forms can be obtained at one of the Extension of ces in The South Florida Beef-Forage Program area, or by the Okeechobee Extension Of ce at 863-7636469. Registrations should be returned to, and checks made payable to: South Florida Beef-Forage Program c/o Pat Hogue, Treasurer 458 Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee, FL 34972. If you have any further questions please call 863-763-6469 and ask for Courtney Davis or Pat Hogue. The program will include grazing management and a eld tour. On Thursday, Sept. 15, Grazing Management classes will include: Soil Fertility for Forages, Pastures, and Hay, presented by Dr. Maria Silveira; Improved Forage Varieties for Grazing Systems, presented by Pat Hogue; Pasture Establishment and Renovation, presented by Christa Kirby; Weed Control in Varying Grazing Systems, presented by Dr. Brent Sellers and Lindsey Wiggins; Conserved Forage Options Nutritive Value and Dry Matter Losses, presented by Courtney Davis; Grazing Management Systems and Winter Forages, presented by Dr. Joao Vendramini; Native Range in Grazing Systems, presented by Chad George; Understanding Forage Based Nutrition and De cits in Forage Quantity and Quality, presented by Bridget Carlisle; and, Open discussion with presenters. On Friday, Sept. 16, there will be a eld tour. Participants will gather at the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce and leave on ranch tour to Southern Accent Farms to review forage varieties, stored forages, forage planting equipment, stored forage equipment, spray equipment and grazing systems. The program will include: Economics of Producing Cattle on Forage, presented by Dr. Curt Lacy; Producing Grass Fed Beef, presented by Dr. Chad Carr; and, Managing Feral Hog and Coyote Problems, presented by Dr Martin Main. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 € Hwy 98 N. € Okeechobee PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM THE DANGERS WET WEATHER BRINGS... Frontline € Advantage Cooper Best € Fly Relief € Bronco Repel-X € Mosquito Halt € Saber &Many MoreStop by and see us today! THEATRE III: COWBOYS & ALIENSŽ Fri., Tues. &Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00THEATRE I: LARRYCROWNEŽ Fri., Tues. &Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00THEATRE II: MR. POPPERS PENGUINSŽFri., Tues. &Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 Aug 19 Aug 19TH THAug. 25 Aug. 25TH THFor Info, Call 763-7202 For Info, Call 763-7202 PG PG-13 PG-13 Movie Tickets:Adults $6.50 € Children 12 & under $5.00 € Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies € Matinees $4.50 A H e a r t f e l t T h a n k Y o u The wife and family of H i l a r i o J o s e M a r t i n e z M e r i n o would like to extend special thanks to those who helped and gave us support when  L a d i o s Ž went home to Jesus on July 30, 2011. A heartfelt Thank You to P a s t o r J i m M c C u t c h e n of O k e e c h o b e e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h and to all the staff and ladies of the church for a beautiful memorial service and a lovely dinner. Pastor Jim, your words gave us comfort, strength and peace. And to all the staff at R a u l e r s o n H o s p i t a l especially the E R and I C U nurses, thank you for the loving care you provided L a d i o s at the end of his life." He was treated with respect and compassion and passed over to Jesus with dignity and comfort. Thank you all from the depths of our heart! May God Bless all of you. The Family of Hilario Jose Martinez Merino  L a d i o s Ž 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 19, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News With just four speakers in a room of over 250, Okeechobee found itself out numbered by Treasure Coast interests as community leaders spoke to the Florida House and Senate redistricting committees on Monday night at the Blake library in Stuart. The Committee will hold 26 meetings across the state to gather input on how to draw the district lines for 120 house seats, 40 senate seats, and 27 congressional districts. Most of the citizens requested major changes in district boundaries while Okeechobee was left on an island when they urged the committee to keep things they way they are, at least for state legislative districts. Okeechobee City Councilman Dowling W atford said Okeechobee likes having two house members and two senators because it gives them more input. County Administrator Robbie Chartier said the Board of County Commissioners requested the County maintain two Senate and two House districts. Mac Worley, Chairman of the Economic Council of Okeechobee, said the current set up gives Okeechobee more clout in Tallahassee. Most residents want the maps drawn quickly so voters and prospective candidates have plenty of time to decipher them in early 2012. Several employees with the Martin County Supervisor of Elections Of ce urged the committee to wrap up their work quickly. They also sought changes for the rural area of Indiantown which has two congressional seats and three state representative seats in a voting population of 2,900. Many residents accused the committee of just wasting time to protect the seats of incumbents. Others challenged why the state legislature recently led suit to strike down two voting amendments approved by voters last year. The amendments require that districts be drawn along logical boundaries to restrict gerrymandering and party favoritism. There was more of a consensus on the Treasure Coast to have one congressional district for Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie County. Residents also urged the districts to consider county and city boundaries. Joseph Russo of Palm Beach County said the committees should consider drawing district lines for rural areas, and ones for more rural areas. The League of Women Voters urged the protection of minority voting rights in the redistricting discussion which should be nalized between January and March of next year. Others were more pointed in their comments as they alleged the committee public meetings were basically a sham, "We all know there are a lot of shady deals in smoke- lled rooms. This is basically an unneeded expense and a waste of time," Martin County resident Edmund Matson said. Local representatives on the redistricting committee include State Senator Joe Negron, State Representative Mike Horner and State Senator Liz Benaquisto. Locals like our current legislative districts Grazing Management School offered in Okeechobee Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySenator Don Gaetz, Niceville, is the chairman of the Senate Redistricting Committee. More than 250 people attended a standing room only public hearing Monday to discuss the politically touchy issue of redrawing district lines.

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No Labor Day Parade I see in the paper that there will not be a Labor Day parade this year. Main Street w ill still host a Labor Day festival since the old chamber is gone and the new one is not interested in festivals. It’s a shame to lose a t raditional parade. It was what people came downtown to see and really drew crowds to t he festival.  No parade? That really stinks.  This goes to show what Okeechobee is c oming to ... nothing.  No parade? That’s crazy. That’s just not right. I guess I won’t be attending the festivit ies as the parade is why most come to the festival.  I am sad that there will be no Labor Day parade. This was the parade that always had t he school marching bands and the different children’s groups. And all the cowboys on horses would be at the end. We lost the Speckled Perch Festival ... it just hasn’t been t he same since the rodeo partnered up with t he county fair. We lost the Fourth of July festivities. We didn’t even have reworks this y ear. Now we lose the Labor Day Parade. Okeechobee used to have some community spirit. What is happening to this town? W hen times are tough is when people need t heir town to come together.  I think it is a mistake to cancel the Labor Day parade. The reason people came downt own was to see the parade. There were a lot of kids in that parade and all their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. would c ome to watch them. The parade drew the c rowds downtown and that is what made t he festival a success.  I am very disappointed that the new c hamber of commerce is not interested in festivals. They are trying to attract businesses to this town. Well the festivals were s omething that made Okeechobee a more pleasant community. What can you show a prospective new business now? Where are the signs of community spirit? We don’t even have Fourth of July Fireworks.  There is nothing much to celebrate in Okeechobee. Second highest unemployment in the state of Florida. To those who don’t want it to grow—how is that working out for you?11 and 12 year olds arrested It is sad what has happened but as a parent we cannot keep an eye on our children 24-7. People in church and law enforcement have children who have been accused of crimes. Let’s hope that none of you go through the pain that this family has and continues to go through. None of us knows what’s in store for our kids no matter how they were raised.  Sometimes in life we forget what we need to live by and others come along to help remind us. We should not judge other because we do not walk in their shoes. No one but God himself is perfect.Laugh for the day The recession has hit everybody really hard. My neighbor got a pre-declined credit card in the mail. CEOs are now playing miniature golf. Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 congressmen. I saw a Mormon with only one wife. If the bank returns your check marked “Insufcient Funds,” you call them and ask if they meant you or them. McDonald’s is selling the quarter-ouncer. Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America. Parents in Beverly Hills red their nannies and learned their children’s names. My cousin had an exorcism but couldn’t afford to pay for it, and they re-possessed her! A truckload of Americans were caught sneaking into Mexico. A picture is now only worth 200 words. When Bill and Hillary travel together, they now have to share a room. The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates. History will re-name this President “Owe” Bama.Quotes to ponder “Are we at last brought to such a humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense?” Patrick Henry  “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have suf cient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” -George Washington Labor Day parade cancelledNo parade? What in the world are we coming to anyway? No parade?? I don’t even like the sound of that. We, the town of Okeechobee, have been having an annual parade for a very long time. It is an institution of this town, a piece of history, a monumental move, if you will. A tradition, that folks from all counties surrounding us come for. The statement made to me about the decision, “Loss of interest.” Really? On whose part? Yes, it should continue, yes, we should have it, yes, it should be publicized, talked about, encouraged. Different organizations should be called and invited, like the bands from other towns, Shriners, all VFW posts, all ROTC cadets, all cowboys and their horses, all queens from the pageants. This is their day to shine. Get, struggling business invited to show off. Get the high school band, local bands with loud speakers, lots of American ags, (while we can still wave it). Get Gordy Peer to organize his group of sheriff volunteers. Ask restaurants to come on out, give coupons away. Invite all 4-H groups, with pigs, chickens and all of it in cages. Invite car dealers, new and old. But, what have we done: no loud speakers on the Mexican cars permitted, no whip cracking, no candy to be thrown or given away. Now, no parade! I can barely keep up with all the rules. No wonder it has no interest. For crying out loud we have enough rules to choke a horse around here. You know, how I feel and think about this. We have become a country of over ruled robots, like we can’t think for ourselves, like we don’t have any common sense, like we are too stupid to conduct ourselves in a reasonable fashion. God forbid we have a good time without tons of rules and regulations. So, now no parade, because of lack of interest. Not really. The “Chamber” going through its demise is partly to blame for this. No one wanted to support it, or become involved, as it began to crumble. Now the rami cations of the old chamber is taking the ripple effect. Bobbi Poole OkeechobeeThe fear of fearOnce again 9/11 is coming around. It will be 10 years since America was gripped by the fear of terrorism and the devastating aftermath. Even today when people are asked about what they remember most about 9/11 the majority will tell you it is the awful fear of it happening again. More than two monumental buildings fell that day. America fell. It fell into the hands of fear, the unknown. Years ago before a person was born, their parents had no idea what sex they would be or what kind of health issues they would have. Everything was taken as a given. God gave you the child, so you took what you got and you cherished it and raised it to the best you kne w how. Today they plan pregnancies, dispose o f unwanted ones, or adopt out accidental ones. They know months in advance if it’s a boy o r girl, has deformities, heart problems, Downs Syndrome, etc., and the parents are given a choice to keep or abort. That God-given lif e means nothing to some and everything to others. That life could end in the womb or 100 years down the road. Only God knows. Th e folks who were killed during 9/11 did not wak e up that morning and say “this is a good da y to die.” But most of them did know that when they woke up that morning if they should di e they had no fear of where they would spend eternity. They had no fear because their fears were conquered on the cross. That does no t mean they were not afraid while it was happening, it means they knew without a doub t that it was a win-win situation for them. If the y survived they got more time here with famil y and loved ones, if not they get to spend eternit y in the arms of their Lord and Savior. Fear of the unknown should not grip us and hold us captive, hiding in our homes, neve r ying on a plane, never going abroad, shaken by apprehension and anxiety. You will literall y scare yourself to death just being afraid. Tha t fear was conquered on the cross when Jesus willingly gave His life for ours. He did it to release us from the burden of sin, to end our fea r of uncertainty, to give us hope and courage to stand up for what is right and true. Death is inevitable. We will all die one day, but it does not have to be an eternal death. You do not have to fear death. If you have a relationship with Jesus you will not feel the sting o f death. In our last hour He tells us “Peace, I am with you” and you will feel that peace. No matter how we leave this earth we will have th e glorious entry into the Kingdom of Heaven. We lost a beautiful baby girl, our 16th grandchild, two weeks ago. She was a Downs baby. She died two days before she was born. While we were excitingly awaiting her presence here, God decided He wanted her ther e with Him. We don’t know why He made tha t decision, but we do know it was the right one. He doesn’t make mistakes. And He doesn’t make mistakes when He allows things to happen in your life, either. Trus t Him, He knows what He is doing and abov e all, He knows what is best for you. Don’t le t fear of the unknown take over your senses. Ge t up, get out, get busy, but rst, get God. Get Him on your side, get Him in your life, get Him in your heart and let Him bring you the peace tha t surpasses all understanding. Jesus loves you and so do I, Cheryl Gawda Friday, August 19, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters 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. 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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man who allegedly had entered into pain management contracts with at least two doctors has been arrested on doctor shopping charges. Raymond Lloyd Herndon, 41, N.W. 15th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 17, on three counts of obtaining a prescription by fraud. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $15,000. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated that Herndon was seeing doctors in Fort Myers, Royal Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie. The report went on to state that he had signed pain management contracts with a doctor in Fort Myers and another in Royal Palm Beach. In approximately seven months, Herndon received 760 oxycodone pills, said the detective. The detective went on to add that on one occasion Herndon was given a script for ve Fentanyl patches by his doctor in Royal Palm Beach. According to the report, Herndon received a prescription for 180 oxycodone pills from a physician in Fort Myers on June 10. Then, 26 days later, he was allegedly given a script for 120 oxycodone tablets from the doctor in Royal Palm Beach. The detective's report went on to sho w that Herndon visited his physician in Royal Palm Beach on July 6 and was given a script for 120 oxycodone pills. He then received a prescription for 180 oxycodone pills on Jul y 11 from the Fort Myers doctor. The prescriptions were lled by two different pharmacies in Okeechobee. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The family of a 76-year-old patient has sued the Gainesville Health Care Center, w hich is owned by the Maxcine Darville family of Okeechobee. The patient's family claims maggots were found in the elderly man's eye socket according to a complaint released by the law rm of Mallard & Sharp, P.A. The state has investigated a possible case of Florida nursing home negligence involving John Stump, who has lost an eye to cancer. "The family fully intends to pursue all legal remedies against the facility so that what happened to Mr. Stump will never happen to another resident of Gainesville Health Care Center," Attorney Vidian Mallard said. Department of Children and Families Spokesperson John Harrell said he was prohibited by law from commenting on the ongoing investigation or the results. "Due to health con dentiality laws and state con dentially laws that apply to DCF, I cannot discuss the results of the investigation," he said. The litigation led in Alachua County Circuit Court names the Gainesville Council on Aging, Incorporated and seeks over $15,000 in damages. The complaint stated Stumpp was 74 years old when the alleged incident occurred. He had recent eye and skin ap surgery and had a history of infections. The litigation claimed the staff and employees of the nursing home failed to develop an adequate care plan and properly monitor and supervise the care and treatment provided to Mr. Stump. He deteriorated to the point that he suffered from a massive infection, malnutrition, dehydration and the presence of maggots in the open wound in his eye which spread to his head and sinus, the complaint added. The litigation also claimed the staff failed to notify physicians and family members of changes in Mr. Stump's condition, failed to assess his condition, and violated his rights to receive adequate and appropriate health care. Other claims included failure to properly supervise and train staff, inadequate staf ng, and failure to protect the dignity and privacy rights of Mr. Stumpp. "It is the family's position that the care at Gainesville Health Care Center, or lack thereof, was horrendous and allowed Mr. Stumpp to develop maggots in his eye and nasal cavity," Mallard said. The Veterans Administration also led a report with the DCF Adult Protective Services Unit after Mr. Stumpp was treated. A jury trial was requested by the plaintiff. A hearing was scheduled for Sept. 20 in Gainesville. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 19, 2011 Lawsuit led in elder abuse case of patient, 76 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee woman was arrested after she reportedly admitted to a detective that she had lied about being raped. The 18-year-old woman allegedly told Detective Rosemary Farless, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), that a man entered her bedroom, held her down and raped her. However, stated the detective's report, it was later learned that the act w as consensual. On Monday, Aug. 15, the woman was arrested on misdemeanor charges of ling a false report to law enforcement, giving false information to law enforcement during an investigation and two counts of perjury when not an of cial proceeding. The woman was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $2,000. Jail records indicate she has since been released on bond. According to the detective's arrest report the woman confessed to lying about the incident when confronted with the facts of the case. The woman also admitted to the detective that the sex was consensual, added the report. W oman accused of lying about rape By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man has been arrested for allegedly receiving over 1,600 pain pills from two different doctors during a time frame of about six months. Stacy LaFawn Tyson Sr., 49, N.W. 47th Terrace, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 10, on ve counts of obtaining a prescription by fraud. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $25,000. Jail records show that he has been released on bond. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated that beginning July 10, 2010, and ending Nov. 18, 2010, Tyson was given a total of 1,626 roxicodone pills by the two physicians. The report stated that neither doctor knew that Tyson was seeing another doctor, or that he was receiving a similar prescription from both physicians. According to the detective's report, on at least 19 occasions Tyson was seen by more than one doctor in a 30-day period and received the same, or like, prescription. Tyson had signed a pain management agreement with each doctor, added the report. The detective stated that in a 19-day periodJuly 10-29, 2010Tyson received a total of 318 roxicodone tablets. Then, Aug. 17-26, 2010, he was prescribed another 318 of the pain-killing tablets from the two physicians. Tyson received similar prescriptions on three other occasions, the detective stated. The task force detective went on to point out that this investigation is continuing. Man charged with ve counts of doctor shopping 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 Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). James Bradley Winters, 30, Palm Drive, Fort Pierce, was arrested Aug. 16 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on a St. Lucie County warrant charging him with obtaining/attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. His bond was set at $20,000. Terrance Calloway, 27, Stuart, was arrested Aug. 16 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with felony petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500. Justin Luis Rodriguez, 19, S.R. 70 W., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 16 by Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas on a Glades County warrant charging him with violation of probation possession of marijuana with intent to sell and violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held without bond. Eugene Albert Mormino, 54, Third St., Palmdale, was arrested Aug. 16 by FWC Of cer Christopher S. Douglas on charges of driving under the in uence and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. He was released on his own recognizance. 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 Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming east southeast between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.Extended ForecastSaturday : A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. East southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Saturday night : Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. East wind around 5 mph. Sunday : A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Stacy LaFawn Tyson Raymond L. Herndon Man accused of doctor shopping

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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.Ben MiezejewskiJUPITER — Ben Miezejewski, also known as Ben Mackey, age 94, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Ben is survived by the love of his life, Margaret Lummis Miezejewski; his daughter, Cynthia Ann Wilson; his son, Brian Miezejewski; and his grandson, Zachary Scott Wilson. Ben was born in Monessen, Pa., Feb. 24, 1917. He joined the army at 18 and was stationed at Scho eld Barracks in Hawaii. During WWII he was drafted and again sent to Hawaii for a second time, then to Japan. He was an army boxer known as “hard hitting” and a “punch master.” Ben lived in Miami and worked the beach for years doing everything from being a lifeguard to making and selling palm frond hats, a talent he learned in Hawaii. He retired in Okeechobee with Margaret to pursue his favorite hobby of shing. A memorial for Ben will be held Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at The Pavilion dining room, from 3 to 4 p.m. at 1230 S Old Dixie Hwy, Jupiter.Ronald R. Brown, 48OKEECHOBEE — Ronald R. Brown, 48, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Raulerson Hospital. Born in Greenup, Ky., Ronald had lived in Okeechobee since 2005. Fishing was what he loved doing the most as a hobby. He was preceded in death by a son, Seth Brown; sister, Carol Sue Polachek; and a brother, Darryl E. Brown. Ronald is survived by his wife of seven years, Mary D. Brown; brothers, John D. Brown of West Portsmouth, Ohio, Douglas M. Brown of Albion, Mich.; sisters, Janice Horner of South Shore, Ky., and Joyce Johnley of Portsmouth, Ohio. There will be services. Friends may send condolences online to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Tab J. Russell, 27CINCINNATI, Ohio — Tab J. Russell, 27, died Aug. 15, 2011, in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Ohio. Cystic Fibrosis took our dear Tab from his family. He never complained or said “why me?” Tab was one of God’s angels from the beginning. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Caitlyn; parents, Terry and Karen Russell; sister, Dana of Port St. Lucie; maternal grandmother, Frankie Russell; Uncle Tony and Aunt Vickie; cousins, Amber, Anna, Jason, Taylor, and Tyler Russell of Okeechobee. Tab was preceded in death by his mother, Annette Hockstrasser; brother, Zachery Russell; uncle, Tim Russell; and grandad, Willard Russell. A funeral was held at St. John’s Catholic Church, West Chester, Ohio, on Friday, Aug. 19. 6 Okeechobee News August 19, 2011 Obituaries Pregnancy Center to hold fundraiser dinnerThe Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee w ill 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 of Okeechobee. For more information or to place an order, please call 863-467-8748. Pick up or delivery is available. V FW Post announces w eekend eventsVFW Post 4423 (300 N.W. 34th St.) has a busy weekend planned. On Friday the kitchen will be open 5-9 p.m. and playing 7-10 p.m., will be Music By Lisa (karaoke). On Saturday, there will be a sh Dinner for a donation of $6 or shrimp basket $7 (5-7 p.m.) and Bill Ferrell (karaoke) will be playing 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Lori will be serving liver & onions or cubed steak, potatoes, veggie, salad, roll & dessert 2-4 p.m. for a donation of $6.50 and there will karaoke 6-9 p.m. Hope to see you at the “V” where there will be lots of fun, good food and great people.Moose Lodge hosting dinnerThe Okeechobee Moose, #1753, at 159 N.W. 36th Street, will host a Moose Legion Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dinner is fried shrimp for $7. The queen of hearts drawing will be held at 7 p.m. Music with Gerry Harmon from 7–10 p.m. Come and join every one for an evening of fun.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 863634-5020 or 863-634-6523. First place winners will receive $300. The tournament is sponsored by Okeechobee Dodge, Chrysler, J eep.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 registration is on Friday, Aug. 19, at the post on 501 S.E. 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 ongoing and very expensive. We hope to see you there.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. Questions, call 863-357-1371 and leave a message. Habitat ReStore in the Trading Post Flee Market is having 50 percent off all their inventory for the month of August.True County will entertain at Buckhead Ridge VFW Aug. 29Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, S.R. 78 W., will host an evening of entertainment featuring Buck Wallace and True Country Band beginning on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 6-10 p.m. Food will be available.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. Orchid Club to meetThe Okeechobee Orchid Club will meet Monday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Center, 548 Highway 98 N. Please bring an orchid to show or a problem orchid to discuss. The Garden Club will met at 6 p.m. For more information, call 863-763-6469.Considering Adoption? Orientation session plannedAnyone interested in learning more about adoption is encouraged to join the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division at the monthly Adoption Orientation session. The next meeting is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County of ce, located at 804 S. 6th Street in Fort Pierce. This informative, casual and free open house-style orientation will provide an overview of foster care adoption and answer all questions related to adoption and CHS’ adoption process. Please help us raise adoption awareness in our community as we tr y to nd additional permanent “Forever Families” for local children in foster care. To RSVP or for more information, contact Children’s Home Society’s Adoption Information Line at 772-429-2001.Library Book Club to meetEveryone is invited to the Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club. The group will meet to discuss Swamplandia by Karen Russell on Thursday, Aug. 25 a 6 p.m., in the library board room. If you haven’t read the book but would like to come listen and see how the book club works you are most welcome. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call Jan at 863-3579980. Community Events LEGOLAND offers programs for teachersLEGOLAND Florida, which is scheduled to open in October, is offering special programs for teachers and school eld trips. The theme park is also offering complimentary annual passes for Florida teachers, so they can experience rst-hand the bene t of a LEGOLAND eld trip. Teachers must visit http:// orida.legoland.com/freeteacherpass to register for the Pass and for redemption instructions. Field trip programs are geared to students from kindergarten through sixth grade.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 will 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. School News in Brief

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Junior D.J. Washington has experienced success and setbacks in his young football career. For years he dominated the youth football ranks in Okeechobee. Washington showed tremendous promise both as a runner and a thrower as a freshman. Those were the successes. Then there came a major setback in his career. Last year in the Brahmans regular season opener Washington suffered a broken ankle and missed the rest of the season. Instead of sitting around and brooding, W ashington worked out and rehabilitated the injury to the point where he feels it is no longer an issue. “I’m pretty good physically. I feel ne. I worked hard over the summer,” he said. Washington stands close to 6’0” and weighs nearly 200 pounds so he gures to be able to make an impact whether he runs or throws the football this year. He also will be counted on to be a strong defender as he plays a rover position that puts him at linebacker and defensive back. “I love the position as it gives me a chance to make plays and always be on the eld,” he added. Washington had intended to settle in as the team’s starting tailback this year. Those plans ended abruptly in July when starter Jack Radebaugh was lost to a freak hand injury. For many that would have been a nervous and stressful situation, being thrust into the starting quarterback position. “It does bring a lot of stress but I can ght through it. I have my teammates and my coaches to pick me up and I’m pretty condent,” he added. Washington also knows the play book from his year at quarterback as a freshman. He said he has improved his ability to read defenses and coverages and knows the play book backward and forward. He has also worked extra time with his group of receivers. Although he expects some growing pains, he gures the team will be ready for their Aug. 26 opener. “We do have a lot of work to do. It will be a challenge but I’m looking forward to it,” he added. Since the signal caller usually lines up in the shotgun Washington notes there is not a great difference between that and running back in this offense. He said he felt the offense really did well in the spring game against Moore Haven and he’s anxious to get back out there and play. He also likes the new schedule with different teams like DeSoto, Olympic Heights, St. Lucie West Centennial and Forest Hill. “I got a taste of football in the spring when we beat Moore Haven so I’m ready to give my all. I’m looking forward to this season,” he added. D.J. Washington named Brahmans’ signal caller 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News August 19, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The high school rodeo season kicks off Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21, at the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation. Julie Rogers is the new coach/coordinator of the Okeechobee High School rodeo team this year. She has high hopes that Okeechobee can continue to excel in the sport of rodeo. Nat Stratton, Tyler Mills and Garrett Rucks all competed in the national rodeo nals last y ear and are expected to lead the team this y ear. The Florida team nished 21st in the nation at the 2011 competition. Mills nished in eighth place in the bareback riding average and Rucks nished in the top 100 in the tie down roping event. “I have high hopes this year. I really want the kids to do well,” Rogers said. Additional rodeos will be held in Fort Pierce on Sept. 10-11, Fellsmere on Oct. 1-2, Perry on Nov. 4, 5 and 6, and Zolfo Springs on Dec. 2, 3 and 4. Events in 2012 include rodeos in Leesburg and Bunnell in January, Ocala in February, Williston in March and Green Cove in April. Okeechobee will host a two-day rodeo on March 24-25, at the Agri-Civic Center. The rodeo team is co-ed and includes bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback riding, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and other events. Rogers said her goal is to encourage more rodeo fans to come out and watch the events and cheer the team on. “These are our young people. I’d like to see more fans come out and watch us as I think it will give the kids a boost,” she added. Rogers also urged Okeechobee rodeo veterans to assist the program and provide training in their area of expertise. She said the kids will really bene t from additional training. “The Okeechobee team has been very successful in the past and who’s to say we won’t have somebody from Okeechobee compete again in the national nals,” she added. Missy Peadon had coordinated and coached the team for a number of years and still assists Rogers on a regular basis. She said Peadon is her mentor and an invaluable source of knowledge and support. The Brighton rodeo has free admission and parking. Rogers said rodeo fans will be amazed at the talent they will see, “There should be a lot of action, talent, and dedication displayed by these contestants and this will only improve as the year progresses.” Anyone who wishes to donate to the Okeechobee high school rodeo team and help pay its travel and other expenses can contact Julie Rogers at 863-634-4160 or vi a email at rodeochampions@yahoo.com. Her address is 11255 N.E. 3rd Circle, Okeechobee, FL 34972. H igh school rodeo season will begin Aug. 20-21 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News As a coach for four years, Brian Turner is suddenly one of the most tenured Brahman coaches on campus. Turner hopes the longevity and stability he has brought to the swim program has begun to show results and he hopes to continue that in 2011-2012. Turner has high hopes for the Brahman swim teams who have worked hard in the off season to improve their skills. “We are doing real well. We have a really good crop of freshmen girls so that gives us four years to work with them,” he said. There were 35 kids in the swimming pool at a recent practice and that number could rise as we get closer to the start of school. The Brahmans will also host two meets at Okeechobee this year their rst home matches in a couple of years. Coach Turner is being assisted by Dana Tedders this year. Turner said the team has focused on swimming strokes and the fundamentals of swimming this year. He said both teams should be very competitive. “We lose a little off the top on the girl’s team but we also have a deeper team this year. We have focused on fundamentals and hard work. We are trying to get the strokes right and the rest will come later,” he added. The boys team won their rst matches in a couple of years last year and nished 5-7. The girl’s team nished at .500. Turner said he expects to have those records improve. “We are built for now and we want to make a name for ourselves and nally get some tradition to build for the future,” he noted, “Ultimately we want to go 12-2 and have nobody notice. We want to build a tradition where winning is expected.” Turner spends a lot of time talking to the kids about the mental part of swimming and having con dence that they can win events. He praised the senior class of 2011 for their talent and attitude. He said the senior class of 2012 also has a lot of kids with character and leadership skills. “The kids put in a lot of effort. The ultimate gift seniors give to a program is to teach the younger kids and I feel we have a great group of seniors this year,” he added. Swim coach optimistic about 2011 D.J. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Dustin Houston, Benjamin Kielbasa, Keller Orender, Derrick Borroto, Jason Rucks, Nicholas Methner and Timmy Farrell plan on being senior leaders for the Brahman boys swim team this year. The class of 2012 has helped build the boys program over the past few years. W hen they started as freshman there were only ve swimmers on the boy's team. The team went close to 15 years without winning a meet. Last year they ended the winless drought and have now set their sites on even bigger goals. Houston, who won an award on last y ear's squad, said he hopes the year is exciting and the team continues to win more meets. He is a three-year letter and competes in the 200 intermediate, 100 backstroke, and two relays. "I hope it's exciting and we get more wins. W e have a lot of seniors and new swimmers so I hope it is a positive year," He said. Keller Orender is very outgoing with his optimism with a simple phrase, were going to kick some this year. He transferred to Okeechobee last year from Capastrano Valley High School in California. "I think we have a lot of talent this year. W e have a lot of nice new recruits and I think the team can make it to regional," he added. Ben Kielbasa is a top student for the school and also won a regional award for public speaking. While that might not help him in the swimming pool, it certainly doesn't hurt, as he has helped recruit new swimmers to the team in the past three years. He competes in the 200 free, the 100 free and relays. "I should be able to make it to regional this year. When I started we had ve guys on the team. The guys in school have found out it is a lot of fun to swim for OHS," he added. Timmy Farrell could be accused of using swimming to condition himself for baseball where he gures to be a top left handed pitching option for the Brahmans in 2012. Instead he admits he loves to swim and gets a lot out of the experience. "Baseball works your arms and legs but swimming is a total body workout. I think this year should be really good, we have a lot of younger boys and girls that will be really fast," he said. Farrell competes in the 50 free, the 100 free, and two relays. He will be a three-year letter winner at the end of the year. Derrick Borroto plans to make his senior year as memorable as possible. He said that includes several victories for the swim team. He said having more swimmers takes a lot of the load off the older swimmers. "I'm excited. Most of us are friends out of the pool and we have recruited a lot more swimmers to the team," he said. Seniors set to lead swim team The friends of the Okeechobee Library are looking for new and returning members. The friends assist the public library by sponsoring the Florida Humanities Programs in the winter months, funding the children's programs, donating to the teen room and purchasing books and DVDs for the library. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Five senior girls are ready to lead the Brahman swim team to new heights this fall. Sarah Hawthorne, Emily Lege, Savanna W hitlock, Heather Hotmire and Emily Lege provide a lot of leadership and experience for the squad. In addition to excellent attitudes, the seniors have set great examples as they make every swim practice, work hard on conditioning, and also work to mentor the younger swimmers. Hawthorne competes in the 50 free style and 100 medley relay team. This is her fourth y ear on the swim team. She said the team w orks really hard and wants to improve. “Coach Turner pushes us and I think we are going to have a really good year. We have a lot more swimmers and we all work harder to get better,” she said. Lege has earned two letters for the swim team. She is excited about the growth of the squad and really looks forward to two home meets scheduled for September 8th and 15th this year. “When I started the team had just 14 swimmers. Now we have almost 40. It should be really good because we have more swimmers to earn points and win matches.” She competes in the 100 breast stroke and the medley relay breast stroke events. Savanna Whitlock has been on the swim team for four years. She competes in the 200 individual medley and the 100 free style. Her goal is to break the school record in the 200 individual medley this year. “I’ve been training a lot more this summer. We have a lot of really talented new kids and we all get along really well, we have good camaraderie,” she added. Jessica Wackler has already made a name for herself as she has been one of the top performers on the team for the past four years. She competes in the 200 free style, 500 free style, and both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. She said the depth of the team will really help as the swimmers don’t have to compete in every event and can get more rest in between races. She said she enjoys the sport. “It is refreshing to get into the pool and cool off. The exercises can hurt some times, but they are fun, and they really get you pumped up,” she said. She said 2011 will be an epic year for Okeechobee swimming. Heather Hotmire is another senior who is excited about this year. She said Shockwaves has a lot to do with the improvement of the high school program. She said the girls have grown up with Shockwaves and have moved on to the high school. She competes in the 100 free style and the 50 free style events. “I’m pretty excited about swimming this year. We have a great group of seniors and 12 of us will compete this year,” she added. 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. 12 Okeechobee News August 19, 2011 OHS Brahman senior girls ready to lead swim team Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyIn the back row left to right, Savanna Whitlock, Emily Lege, and Jessica Wackler. In the front row are: Heather Hotmire and Sarah Hawthorne. Rodgerson going to Armed Forces Language SchoolStephanie Rodgerson graduated from Air Force Basic Training July 29, in San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Ann and Mark Rodgerson of West Palm Beach and granddaughter of Raye Deusinger of Okeechobee. Stephanie is now in the Armed Forces Language School in Monterrey, Calif., studying to become a Linguistics Analyst in Mandarin Chinese. She will be in school for 63 weeks as her assigned language is extremely difcult.Roberson graduates Air Force basic trainingAir Force Airman Samuel B. Roberson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical tness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Brenda Seamens of Okeechobee. In the Military... Stephanie Rodgerson Samuel B. Roberson

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Teresa Chandler has joined Waste Management as Community Relations Representative for Okeechobee, Glades, St. Lucie and Martin counties. Teresa’s responsibilities w ill include community relations and educational outreach activities along with media relations initiatives to promote Waste Management programs, services and community partnerships. Ms. Chandler comes to Waste Management with more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience and is an active participant in the life of Okeechobee and surrounding counties. She is President and Founder of the B.R.A.T. Club, Inc., serving teens in the community and is a volunteer for many organizations including the YMCA, Main Street, CASTLE, Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association and Okeechobee Kid’s Cancer Foundation. Ms. Chandler was named the 2009 “Women of Distinction” in the Okeechobee business community by the American Business Women’s Association. “Teresa has played a vital role in many of the leading organizations in Okeechobee and surrounding areas, and we are fortunate to have her representing Waste Management in the communities,” said Okeechobee Land ll District Manager Tony Bishop. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 19, 2011 Teresa Chandler joins Waste Management team Teresa Chandler By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News As the name implies the emphasis at the newly opened Rio Bravo Family Mexican Restaurant is on family dining. Before the menu was expanded and the building redecorated, the restaurant was known as Las Fajitas. Alejandro and Sandra Guerrero strive to please families by allowing children to eat free on Sundays—one child per adult customer. The restaurant specializes in fajitas chicken, steak, shrimp and Fajitas Texanas. All fajitas are cooked with green peppers, onions, and tomatoes. They are served with rice, beans, Mexican salad and corn or our tortillas. The Rio Bravo Plate consists of grilled steak, chicken and shrimp with onions and mushrooms and served with rice and beans. There are six different shrimp dishes on the menu and three ribeye steak dishes. Rio Bravo also serves enchiladas, tacos, soups and has a full line of desserts. In addition to daily specials, there is a lunch menu that is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday with eight choices. The restaurant welcomes birthday parties. If you bring four or more friends, your meal is free. Rio Bravo is located at 151 N.W. 36th St. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. Mexican restaurant caters to families Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaSandra and Alejandro Guerrero display some of the desserts that are served at Rio Barvo Family Mexican Restaurant. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bank of AmericaGrant fundsThe Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc., is pleased to provide a grant to the Communities In Schools of Okeechobee, Inc., in the amount of $5,000. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunity for all in its commitment to our communities. Providing support to organizations like Communities In Schools of Okeechobee, Inc., which provide opportunity and improve the quality of life in our communities, is key to our strategy to build capacities that truly make a difference. Verizon Wireless has activated a new advanced digital cell site in Okeechobee to enhance high-speed broadband wireless services for area residents, businesses and visitors. The new site is located in between US 98 and SR 710 near Taylor Creek. It further strengthens the nation’s most advanced 3G (EV-DO Rev. A) high-speed broadband network to improve customer experiences in making voice calls, sending e-mails, text and picture messages, connecting to the internet and accessing tens of thousands of applications, games, video, music and other features from their phone, tablet, netbook, or other wireless device. The Verizon Wireless 3G network covers about 98 percent of Florida’s population and land mass, and will provide customers with high-speed wireless services for many years to come. In addition, Verizon’s newest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network is available in numerous Florida markets, and is scheduled to cover all of Florida by the end of 2013. Verizon activates new cell site

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Sunday or bars being open on Sunday. Councilman Devin Maxwell said the ordinance might create new jobs. “I would view it as a sacri ce to stimulate the economy,” he said. “I don’t think we need it,” asserted Councilman Clayton Williams. “I am never for booze.” He cited his negative experiences w ith alcohol as a state trooper and county sheriff. He said the amount of sales tax generated on one day would be miniscule compared to the damage done to families and society. Mayor James Kirk said he could approve of the ordinance but he wanted to see some changes for the nal reading. He did not feel 100 feet between restaurants serving alcohol and schools, churches, and day care centers w as far enough. Anita Nunez, owner of Hammerhead’s Restaurant and Bar, also said 100 feet was not far enough. In the second alcohol related issue, after lengthy discussion, the city administrator was directed to draw up an ordinance dealing with the consumption of beer and w ine in Flagler Park for special events. In all the discussion, there was no mention of the Hamrick Trust, the entity that owns the park and presumably would have the nal word on the matter. “My vote if we had to vote tonight would be no,” said the mayor. “I have a real problem with alcohol in the park. It’s different from a business. I think the park is a special place for us.” “Why allow a special event to compete w ith my business?” asked Mr. Hoover. Councilman Watford said that several bikers were making comments at Bikefest that it was ridiculous that they could not bring beer into the park. They said it happens in other places. Mr. Watford mentioned Fridayfest in Fort Pierce where Fort Pierce Main Street handles the beer concession on city property. He also mentioned Sunfest in West Palm Beach. “It could bring some events to downtown that we don’t have,” he said. “Conventional wisdom is that this is necessary to maximize the success of the event,” was the opinion of Councilman Devin Maxwell. “It’s sad it has to be a necessary component,” Councilman Williams said. “There are a lot of children in the park. Okeechobee is different. I don’t see any need to change.” “The main focus is on the dollar that comes in,” stated Elaine Waters. “That’s very discouraging.” She noted that there are major alcohol issues at Sunfest. “Are we going to lower our standards because everyone else is doing it?” she asked. “Our park is something that is very endearing to all of our hearts,” Delores Mixon Koebernik said in opposition to alcohol sales in the park. Turning to other matters, Ellis Hayden addressed the board requesting permission to operate an outdoor produce stand on property he owns. Current city regulations prohibit any type of outdoor sales. The matter was directed to the planning board to consider regulations for outdoor produce sales. Councilmen were directed to send their legislative priorities to the city administrator who will compile them for presentation to the Okeechobee Legislative Delegation. Turning to other business, the council:  approved the temporary closing of S.W. Third Avenue and S.W. Fourth Avenue for the Speckled Perch Festival;  approved the temporary closing of S.W. Third Avenue on Oct. 22 for a Family Fall Festival;  awarded a contract for sidewalk construction to Lynch Paving & Construction, Co.;  amended the franchise agreement with Waste Management to include, among other things, a wavier for claims for consumer price index increases and fuel adjustments for the coming scal year; and,  adopted a resolution requesting that Okeechobee County remain divided into two districts for state representation during the upcoming reapportionment based on the latest census. The mayor recognized Chad Troutman for ve years’ service to the city.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. 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Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism W W e r e p o r t W e r e p o r t b u t Y O U b u t Y O U d e c i d e d e c i d e 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 19, 2011 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News As part of their meeting on Tuesday, A ug. 16 the Okeechobee City Council held a lengthy budget workshop that resulted in good news for taxpayers and city employees. After extended budget discussions the consensus of the council was to approve a millage rate of 7.7432. One mil equals $1 in property taxes for every $1,000 of assessed v alue. This millage rate, taking into consideration decreasing property values, is calculated to bring less money into the city than the current tax rate. City employees will see a 1.5 percent increase in their pay. The council decided to restore the 1.5 percent longevity increase that had been deleted from the current budget. The total proposed budget is $5,238,924, a 0.7 percent decrease from the present budget. The proposed millage rate will generate $1,747,752. The difference between that amount and the budget total will be made up from other revenue sources such as permit fees, nes and forfeitures, and the city’s share of various state taxes plus $363,585 to be transferred from reserves. The proposed budget contains $8,000 for Shared Services, $2,272 for Indian River State College as part of an interlocal agreement for a public safety training facility and $20,000 for the Business Development Board of Okeechobee County (DBA the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce). Terry Burroughs, president of the chamber, stated that this money goes for economic development by paying the salary of executive director Bryan Cartland whose main task is assisting existing businesses and helping new businesses that want to locate here. To complicate matters, this is the fourth consecutive year of declining property values. There has been a 33.5 percent decrease in taxable property values in the city from scal year 2008 to scal year 2012. Sales tax and fuel tax revenues have also leveled off. However, for the last three years city departments have been reducing their operating expenses. For the past three years the general fund budget has shown a slight decrease each year. Some of the decreases have come from common sense activities such as turning off non-essential lights, utilization of e-mail as opposed to paper if possible, replacing all bulbs with energy ef cient bulbs, utilizing the re department generator one day a week, biweekly payroll in lieu of weekly payroll, business tax renewals on post cards instead of letter, and re-inking printer cartridges. To help decrease expenditures, policemen park 15 minutes every hour for foot patrols, and parked cars are not idled. Since the budget discussions were held at a workshop, no of cial action could be taken. The rst public hearing on the budget will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. City council discusses 2011-12 budget

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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.comAdd your church to our listings today! Contact usat 863-763-3134 or email: okeeadsales@newszap.com 301 NE 4thAve.€ (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SR 70EConcert Sat., Aug. 27 at 7 PMfeaturing CALEB and SAMESTATEAdmission:$8 (in advance)$10 (at the door) Tickets available at Okeechobee Church of God 16 Okeechobee News August 19, 2011 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News It looks like the county budget is pretty much settled. At their meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 17, Okeechobee County Commissioners agreed to a millage rate of 8.5470 w hich will result in a 1.15 percent reduction in funds to the county as compared to last y ears’ millage rate. One mil equals $1 in property taxes for every $1,000 of assessed v alue. Therefore, some taxpayers could see a reduction in their taxes. The lower millage rates also equates to a $418,767 shortfall. However, interim county administrator Robbie Chartier has compensated for $390,015 of that amount by such things as utilizing the approximately $269,650 that the sheriff cut from his budget, postponing purchase of a truck, delaying some capital projects, eliminating a parttime case worker in senior services through attrition and funding the medical examiner at a lower level than requested. She is con dent she can make up the remainder of the difference. “We’ve laid out a plan and put it in place to make the budget easier,” said Mrs. Chartier. “Now we need to plan for the seen and the unforeseen.” Indeed, in spite of some differences of opinion, the entire budget process has gone much smoother this year than in recent years. However, she asked, “Are we prepared for another drop in property values next year?” The interim county administrator warned that if there were a catastrophic emergency, the county would have to borrow money because all sources of revenue are currently being used. “Our debt is manageable,” said Commissioner Joey Hoover. One of the problems in balancing the budget is setting aside the required two months’ operating expenses in reserve. However, as the budget is reduced, the amount of reserves required decreases proportionally. Commissioners spent some time discussing the sheriff’s budget. Commissioner Ray Domer was of the opinion the sheriff’s budget should be cut more. He was concerned about approaching the 10 mill cap on ad valorum taxes and the fact that the sheriff’s of ce receives all the county’s portion of ad valorum taxes and then some. Sheriff Paul May replied if he had to operate strictly on ad valorum taxes he could only fund his constitutional duties, he could not provide courthouse security and operate the jail. “We’re very close to budgeting what we actually spend,” said the sheriff. “You have to put a higher priority on the sheriff’s of ce than the other constitutional of cers” was the opinion of Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. Undersheriff Noel Stephen quoted gures from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that statewide there are 1.7 deputies for every 1,000 people. The surrounding counties have an average of 1.68 deputies per 1,000 while in Okeechobee County there is an average of 1.5 deputies per 1,000. Sheriff May has requested that any unspent funds from his budget that are returned to the county at the end of the current budget year be distributed to all county employees as a one time bonus. The current proposed budget has no salary adjustment for county employees.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. County budget reduced By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News With the Thursday, Aug. 18, meeting of the City of Okeechobee’s Technical Review Committee meeting, plans for an Applebee’s in Okeechobee came closer to reality. With a few minor suggestions the committee approved the site plan for a 4,998 square foot restaurant with 202 dining seats and 18 bar seats. The restaurant will be located at 1210 S.R. 70 E., directly in front of the Hampton Inn and will have 125 employees. “We’re really excited to see a great development confront this committee,” said city administrator Brian Whitehall, who served as chairman of the committee. “Every requirement in the code has been met,” said city planner Bill Brisson. He noted that even with a shared parking lot, the hotel w ill still have enough parking. Bob Ziegenfuss, engineer of the record for the project, stated that Okeechobee Utility Authority has suf cient water and sewer capacity for the project. Ray Schaub, building of cial, said that a drop off area must be marked on the pavement in front of the restaurant. It was suggested that signage be erected to direct hotel patrons how to exit the parking lot without going through the restaurant parking. Fire Chief Herb Smith requested that signs be put up to mark the re lanes. The public works and police departments had no problems with the plans or any recommendations for changes. City clears the way for Applebee’s Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaGold wantedJesse Meadow of Premier Estate Buyers stands by a display of the type items his organization is buying. Representatives of Premiere Estate Buyers will be at Holiday Inn Express, 3101 U.S. 441 S. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Aug. 19 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 20.

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Lost *REWARD* 1 LOST SETTER IN THE VICINITY OF THE CIVIC CENTER. WHITE W/ BLACK ALSO HAS ORANGE COLLAR 863-634-8822 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeDrivers Needed for long distance produce hauling. CDL a must call for more information. 863-261-1116 Employment Full Time GRAND OAKS ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY EXPERIENCED COOK NEEDED APPLY IN PERSON M-F 9:00AM 4:00PM 203 SE 2ND STREETLicensed Practical NurseNeeded to work in a high paced, full service clinic. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Excellent bene ts. Spanish speaking preferred. Please apply MyFlorida/ People First website at: https://people rst .my orida.com The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer /Af rmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Employment MedicalM.A/R.N/P.A SKILLED IN IV LINE ACCESS, INFUSAPORTS, OR WILLING TO LEARN. PART TIME/FULL TIME. FAX RESUME 772-337-0320 Employment PartTimeDRIVER Needed 3 days a week. Must have good driving record. Minimum age 25. Call Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm ONLY. (863)467-6377 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Sales OUTSIDE SALES POSITION Diversi ed industrial rm seeks applicants for an outside sales position covering the Lake Okeechobee region. Position based in Clewiston but all applicants from around the lake region will be considered. Extensive training will be provided. Applicants should have minimum high school diploma, college degree preferred. Agricultural or industrial background is a plus. Product lines include mechanical power transmission, steel, pumps, industrial supply. Resumes accepted via email at sales@ bobdeansupply.com. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business OpportunitiesBusy concession stand/restaurant for lease at a local business. Must have restaurant experience. Contact Heather for more info (863)763-4114. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Business Opportunities 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com FurnitureUsed Furniture, Dining room table and chairs, end tables, entertainment center, hutch, 26” at screen like new and odds ends furniture Call 863-763-3728 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Utilities & Direct TV included $525 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Call 863-634-8885 IN TOWN 1BR APT nice area. Utilities included. $700/mo 1st & sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861 IN TOWN STUDIO APT nice area. Utilities included. $650/mo 1st & sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861 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. 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 & Sec. Call 772-215-0098 ApartmentsOKEECHOBEELarge 1 Br/ 1 Ba. 1st and last. $600 per mo. Deposit $400. In town. Call 863-467-8705 Commercial PropertyFOR SALE OR LEASE 1574 Sq. Ft. of ce bldg. @ 210 NE 3rd Ave. Call 863-763-0295 Condos/Townhouses Rent CONDOS 2/1 fully furnished downstairs, w/ utilities $950. mo., seasonal rates available. Washer, Dryer, pool and dock. 863 634 0663 OKEE 1 br, furnished, Lease available. 1st, last & sec. (407)448-2495 Houses-Rent 2 BD/1BA Duplex in town & 2 BD/1BA in Kings Bay. No Pets! First, Last and Security. $550.00/mo. Call 863-634-2820 2BR/2BA w/ 5 acres and pond. In Fort Drum area $600/mo. New ooring, a/c, and w/d. (863)447-6009. 3 Bedroom 1 Bath private home, 2 carports and garage, fully furnished, washer & dryer $1000 monthly (954)658-0108 1008 SW 2nd Ave Okee. 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 863-610-1980 Dixie Ranch Acres area 3 br clean, quiet $700/mo. water & lawn care included. $200 security. NO DOGS. Call 863-610-0001 Houses-RentADORABLE COTTAGE 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. 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 IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/ 2Ba, $1,000 mo. + 1st, last, sec. & refs. Call Barry for more info. 772-216-1461 OKEE 2/1, $459 mo. or 3/2, $620 mo. Beautiful ranch homes located 12 miles N.E. of 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 OfficeSpace RentProfessional of ce space for rent. Park Street Of ce Suites Down Town Okeechobee Starting@ $250.00 per month 863-634-7622 RoommateFEMALE ROOMMATE Brand New Apts. Your own furnished Studio apt. Private entrance with Cable, A/C, HS Internet provided. $100/wk $200 to move in. Call (863)801-8278 VacationRentalsChoose 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 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 2bd/1ba Furnished with a/c. Also 1bd apartment no charge for water, electric and garbage removal. Call for more info 863-697-2243 2bd/2ba BHR Waterfront home $800 a month utilities included Call 863-467-0745 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 19, 2011 Shop here first! The classified ads

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PublicNotice 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 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 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 PublicNotice 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 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 MobileHomeSale Palm Harbor Homes Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go Save Up To 35K! 800-622-2832 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 PublicNotice For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles2006 DODGE TRUCK Cruise control, one owner, air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, diesel, leather, power locks, automatic transmission, loaded, tinted windows $13,000 / rm (863)801-6015 or (863)357-3079 PickupTrucks1997 GMC Sierra Ext Cab. One Owner, High Mileage $2,000 obo Call 863-381-0135 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 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 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Okeechobee County: Okeechobee VWS Ventures LLC, 2665 S Bayshore Drive, Suite 701, Miami, FL 33133, has submitted Application 110718-9 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 30 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Floridan Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 5, 6, Township 36 South, Range 36 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 394956 ON 8/19/2011 Notice of Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting of the Grove Community District The Board of Supervisors of the Grove Community District will hold a Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting on September 6, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, in a Conference Room of the Farm Credit of Florida located at 403 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comment on the Fiscal Year 2011/2012 Proposed Final Budget of the Grove Community District. The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is for the Board to consider any other business which may properly come before it. A copy of the Budget and/or the Agenda may be obtained at the of ces of the District Manager, c/o Special District Services, Inc., 2501 Burns Road, Suite A, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, during normal business hours. The meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law. Meetings may be continued as found necessary to a time and place speci ed on the record. There may be occasions when one or more Supervisors will participate by telephone; therefore, a speaker telephone will be present at the meeting location so that Supervisors may be fully informed of the discussions taking place. In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these meetings should contact the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at their own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Grove Community District 395184 ON 8/19,26/2011 NOTICE 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. OKEECHOBEELg. 3br/ 2ba DW, w/14x40 addition, metal roof, FP, 11x20 shop, on Canal. Covered dock & slip. 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011CA191 OK LOAN 2700 LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiffs, -vsDUDLEY R. KIRTON a/k/a DUDLEY B. KIRTON, individually and as Successor Trustee of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; CHERYL LYNN KIRTON; H. SPENCER KIRTON, II a/k/a H. SPENCER KIRTON, individually and as Bene ciary of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF H. SPENCER KIRTON, I1 a/k/a H. SPENCER KIRTON; SCOTT COREY KIRTON individually and as Bene ciary of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; SAMANTHA ANNE KIRTON; KIRTON RANCH, INC., a Florida corporation; and DANIEL E. BRASWELL, III; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL E. BRASWELL, III; AGRIVEST FUNDS, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company; JAMES E. CROSLYN; REBECCA CROSLYN; WEDGWORTH’S INC., a Florida corporation; CHARLES H. SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE TO ACTION To: Unknown Spouse of H. Spencer Kirton, II a/k/a H. Spencer Kirton 5651 NE 80th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 -orUnknown Spouse of H. Spencer Kirton, II a/k/a H. Spencer Kirton 6935 NE 48th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a foreclosure action on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 32 AND 33, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING ALL OF SAID SECTION 20, THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 21, THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 28, THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 29, AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 AND A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 33 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 32, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A 2” X 2” CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 33, THENCE PROCEED SOUTH 02 13’ 48” WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE AFORESAID WEST 1/2 OF, SECTION 33, A DISTANCE OF 3975.86 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 339, PAGE 258; THENCE DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE, RUN THE FOLLOWING THREE COUR!3ES ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID PARCEL OF LAND: SOUTH 88 57’ 52” WEST, 148.87 M, NORTH 02 13’ 48” EAST, 376.92 FEET, NORTH 87 46’ 12” WEST, 755.98 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE RUN SOUTH 01 39’ 45” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 563.60 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE WEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 335.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 5 56’ 03”; THENCE S0UTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 34.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 07 35’ 48” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 306.30 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE EAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 265.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 3 18’ 45”; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 15.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE., THENCE SOUTH 04 17’ 02” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 725.50 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 308, PAGE 389, BEING ALSO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY (R/W) LINE OF NE 48TH STREET (70.00 FEET WIDE PER OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 264, PAGE 1205, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA); THENCE SOUTH 89 41’ 42” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 308, PAGE 389 (PASSING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER THEREOF AT A DISTANCE OF 93.98 FEET) AND THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE AFORESAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 340, PAGE 1533, AND SAID NORTH R/W LANE OF NE 48TH STREET, A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 190.39 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NE 48TH STREET R/W; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE RUN SOUTH 03 13’ 39” WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID R/W, PASSING THROUGH PARCELS OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 448, PAGE 238, OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK PAGE 1525, AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452, PAGE 560, A DISTANCE OF 70.13 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID R/W, SAID CORNER BEING A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452, PAGE 560, ALSO BEING A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE B AFORESAID SECTION 33; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST R/W LLNE, RUN SOUTH 89 41’ 42” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452, PAGE 560, AND ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 33, A DISTANCE OF 1422.63 FEET TO A 1” IRON PIPE WITH CAP STAMPED: “GCY,” MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 4, ALSO BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, THENCE SOUTH 89 42’ 56” WEST CONTINUING ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 33, ENTERING INTO THE AFORESAID SECTION 32 AND RUNNING ALONG THE SOUTH LINE THEREOF, ALSO CONTINUING ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452, PAGE 560, AND ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 378, PAGE 218, AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 399, PAGE 1886, A DISTANCE OF 2129.23 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 473, PAGE 1975, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, RUN NORTH 02 10’ 25” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 877.89 FEET TO A SOUTH LINE OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 589, PAGE 399, THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION WITH SAID SOUTH LINE, NORTH 51 34’ 16” EAST A DISTANCE OF 492.82 FEET, THENCE NORTH 56 57’ 01” EAST A DISTANCE OF 414.71 FEET, THENCE NORTH 62 28’ 26” EAST A DISTANCE OF 236.81 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 589, PAGE 399; THENCE NORTH 00 44’ 50” W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 589, PAGE 399, A DISTANCE OF 1169.44 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL, THENCE NORTH 88 10’ 49” WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID PARCEL IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 589, PAGE 399, A DISTANCE OF 1477.94 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE AFORESAID EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 32; THENCE NORTH 02 1’ 25” EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2615.42 FEET TO THE NORTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 32, ALSO BEING THE SOUTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF THE AFORESAID SECTION 29; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 32, RUN SOUTH 89 27’ 23” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 2725.30 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 32, THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 33; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 27’ 23” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 33 A DISTANCE OF 2597.43 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 21 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 28 AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 21, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 01 11’ 50” EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 21, A DISTANCE OF 2,565.84 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE, RUN NORTH 89 32’ 23” EAST ALONG THE WESTERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTH OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 530, PAGE 180, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, (PASSING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LANDS AT A DISTANCE OF 82.45 FEET), A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 1919.06 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN THE BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 530, PAGE 180; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 12’ 27” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 2629.09 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE AFORESAID EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 21; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 12’ 27” EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1272.86 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN SAID BOUNDARY LINE, THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE, RUN NORTH 89 38’ 17” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 650.93 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 530, PAGE 180, THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, RUN SOUTH 02 16’ 19” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 70.07 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 470, PAGE 1582, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 39’ 17” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LAND, A DISTANCE OF 2689.54 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 470, PAGE 1582, SAID CORNER BEING A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE AFORESAID NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 28; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, RUN NORTH 02 13’ 36” EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 28, A DISTANCE OF 1405.17 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF A PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 361, PAGE 622, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 89 11’ 45” EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 5,204.11 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17; THENCE SOUTH 03 11’ 02’’ WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 29.50 FEE; THENCE NORTH 88 52’ 17” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 5,202.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND PARCEL “A” BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID PARCEL BEING A PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND AND ALSO BEING A PORTION OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN SECTIONS 16, 17, 20 AND 21, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE N 02 58’ 45” E A GRID BEARING ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 A DISTANCE OF 1283.92 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE N 02 58’ 45” E, A DISTANCE OF 3104.33 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, MC. LB 4108”. FROM WHICH THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 BEARS A GRID BEARING OF N 02 58’ 45” EAST A DISTANCE B OF 974.25 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE N 78 46’ 46” E, A DISTANCE OF 3733.85 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONVERSATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 10 04’ 28” E, A DISTANCE OF 2922.64 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN GLBR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 19’ 06” E, A DISTANCE OF 1221.21 FEET TO A THREE AND ONE HALF LNCH BY THREE AND ONE HALF INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT WITH A FIVE EIGHTS IRON ROD ‘THE CENTER WITH NO IDENTIFICATION MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE S 88 44’ 15” E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, A DISTANCE OF 543.26 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WEST LINE OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH AND EAST ALONG SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, THE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES AND DISTANCES: S 01 11’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 793.39 FEET; THENCE N 88 47’ 00” E, A DISTANCE OF 1954.14 FEET TO A 30” X 2 1/2” BERNTSEN GIBR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WLTH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 03 21’ 01” W, A DISTANCE OF 1880.35 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMNIUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 01 04’ 35” W, A DISTANCE OF 3100.67 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4 108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LAND AS DESCRIBED OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1539, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE S 68 35’ 32” W, A DISTANCE OF 709.86 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE WESTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 15” W, A DISTANCE OF 2336.97 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2’ BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 796.84 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, OCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 88 29’ 38” W, A DISTANCE OF 20.90 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 466.70 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1537, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 44 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 3400.17 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 31 27’ 22” W, A DISTANCE OF 180.45 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 63 47’ 53” W, A DISTANCE OF 801.52 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 07’ 27” W, A DISTANCE OF 1034.90 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. PARCEL “A” BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, HAVING GRLD COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007, FROM WHICH THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION BEARS A GRID BEARING OF S 02 58’ 45” W A GRID DISTANCE OF 5362.49 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE SOUTH 89 49’ 14” EAST A DISTANCE OF 5203.01 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED KAB LS 4820 MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16 A DISTANCE OF 1757.84 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16 A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A THREE AND ONE-HALF INCH BY THREE AND ONE-HALF INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT WITH A FIVE EIGHTS IRON ROD IN THE CENTER, WITH NO IDENTIFICATION, MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 16 AND THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 88 44’ 15” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, A DISTANCE OF 543.26 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WEST LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, SOUTH 01 1 1’ 19” WEST A DISTANCE OF 793.39 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385; THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE NORTH 88 47’ 00” EAST A DISTANCE OF 1954.14 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, SOUTH 03 21’ 01” WEST A DISTANCE OF 153.89 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652; THENCE NORTH 89 05’ 5 1” WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 2518.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. AND PARCEL B BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID PARCEL BEING A PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND AND ALSO BEING A PORTION OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN SECTIONS 16,17,20 AND 21, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD 83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE N 02 58’ 45” E A GRID BEARING ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 A DISTANCE OF 1283.92 FEET TO A 34” X 21/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE N 02 58’ 45” E, A DISTANCE OF 3104.33 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”, FROM WHICH THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 BEARS A GRID BEARING OF N 02 58’ 45” EAST A DISTANCE OF 974.25 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE N 78 46’ 46” E, A DISTANCE OF 3733.85 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BRL30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 10 04’ 28” E, A DISTANCE OF 2922.64 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 19’ 06” E, A DISTANCE OF 1221.21 FEET TO A THREE AND ONE HALF INCH BY THREE AND ONE HALF INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT WITH A FIVE EIGHTS IRON ROD IN THE CENTER WITH NO IDENTIFICATION MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE S 88 44’ 15” E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, A DISTANCE OF 543.26 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WEST LINE OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672. PAGE 1385, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH AND EAST ALONG SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, THE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES AND DISTANCES: S 01 11’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 793.39 FEET;THENCE N 88 47’ 00” E, A DISTANCE OF 1954.14 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, W. LB 4108”; THENCE S 03 21’ 01” W, A DISTANCE OF 1880.35 FEET TO A 30” X 21/2’” BERNTSEN GLBR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL, RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 01 04’ 35” W, A DISTANCE OF 3 100.67 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WLTH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROORAM, GCY, LNC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1539, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE S 68 35’ 32” W, A DISTANCE OF 709.86 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE WESTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 15” W, A DISTANCE OF 2336.97 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROORAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 796.84 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNSTEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 88 29’ 38” W, A DISTANCE OF 20.90 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 466.70 FEET TO A 30” X 21/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WLTH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1537, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 3400.17 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN GLBR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 31 27’ 22” W, A DISTANCE OF 180.45 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/’2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 63 47’ 53” W, A DISTANCE OF 801.52 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATLON SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, MC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 07’ 27” W, A DISTANCE OF 1034.90 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCED ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. PARCEL “B” BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007, FROM WHICH THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION BEARS A GRID BEARING OF S 02 58’ 45” W A GRID DISTANCE OF 5362.49 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD 83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE SOUTH 89 49’ 14” EAST A DISTANCE OF 5203.01 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED KAB LS 4820 MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 16 A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A 30” X 21/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 16 NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND CONSERVATION PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656; THENCE SOUTH 89 05’ 51 “ EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656, A DISTANCE OF 2518.77 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE SOUTH 0321’ 01” WEST A DISTANCE OF 863.23 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE NORTH 89 27’ 30” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656, A DISTANCE OF 2515.19 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. AND PARCEL “C” BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORID& SAID PARCEL BEING A PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND AND ALSO BEING A PORTION OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 0721, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING A PARCEL OF LAND) LOCATED IN SECTIONS 16,17,20 AND 21, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEEHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLL.OWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD 83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE N 02 58’ 45” E A GRID BEARING ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 A DISTANCE OF 1283.92 FEET TO A 34” X 21/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE N 02 58’ 45” E, A DISTANCE OF 3104.33 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”, FROM WHICH THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 BEARS A GRID BEARING OF N 02 58’ 45” EAST A DISTANCE OF 974.25 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 73379728 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE N 78 46’ 46” E, A DISTANCE OF 3733.85 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 10 04’ 28” E, A DISTANCE OF 2922.64 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 19’ 06” E, A DISTANCE OF 1221.21 FEET TO A THREE AND ONE HALF INCH BY THREE AND ONE HALF INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT WITH A FIVE EIGHTS IRON ROD IN THE CENTER WITH NO IDENTIFICATION MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE S 88 44’ 15” E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, A DISTANCE OF 543.26 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WEST LINE OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH AND EAST ALONG SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672 PAGE 1385, THE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES AND DISTANCES: S 01 11’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 793.39 FEET; THENCE N 88 47’ 00” E, A DISTANCE OF 1954.14 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 03 21’ 01” W, A DISTANCE OF 1880.35 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 01 04’ 35” W, A DISTANCE OF 3100.67 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1539, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE S 68 35’ 32” W, A DISTANCE OF 709.86 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE WESTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 15” W, A DISTANCE OF 2336.97 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 1823’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 796.84 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 31/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED W “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 88’ 29’ 38” W, A DISTANCE OF 20.90 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THEINCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 466.70 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF Continued „ Page 20 19 Okeechobee News A ugust 19, 2011

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THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1537, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 3400.17 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 31 27’ 22” W, A DISTANCE OF 180.45 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 63 47’ 53” W, A DISTANCE OF 801 52 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 07’ 27” W, A DISTANCE OF 1034.90 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. PARCEL “C” BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007, FROM WHICH THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION BEARS A GRID BEARING OF S 02 58’ 45” W A GRID DISTANCE OF 5362.49 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES O NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE SOUTH 89 49’ 14” EAST A DISTANCE OF 5203.01 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED KAB LS 4820 MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 16 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16 A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOKS 549, PAGE 0721, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 89 27’ 30” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 0721, A DISTANCE OF 2515.19 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE SOUTH 03 21’ 01” WEST A DISTANCE OF 863.07 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, WC. LB 4108” IN THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 0721; THENCE NORTH 89 49’ 27” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 0721, A DISTANCE OF 2511.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.9999501 3. NOTE: ALL RECORDING REFERENCES ARE TO THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA has been led against you, DUDLEY R. KIRTON a/k/a DUDLEY B. KIRTON, individually and as Successor Trustee of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; CHERYL LYNN KIRTON; H. SPENCER KIRTON, I1 a/ k/a H. SPENCER KIRTON, individually and as Bene ciary of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; SCOTT COREY KIRTON individually and as Bene ciary of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by in-strument dated September 16, 1983; SAMANTHA ANNE KIRTON; KIRTON RANCH, INC., a Florida corporation; and DANIEL E. BRASWELL, 111; AGRIVEST FUNDS, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company; JAMES E. CROSLYN; REBECCA CROSLYN; WEDGWORTH’S INC., a Florida corporation; CHARLES H. SMITH; and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney below: Wesley R. Harvin, Esq. Harvin & Harvin, LLP 306 NW 4th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Tel: 863.824.7179 Within 30 days of 1st publication and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk PUBLISH 8/19/2011 & 8/26/2011 OKEECHOBEE NEWS Continued From Page 19 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 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 2011TD076 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that GAIL SMITH 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: 1257 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOT 26 BLOCK 17 1-06-36-34-0010-00170-0260 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: FRANK T PILOTTE ESQ. JERRY D PERRY 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 29th 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. 395055 ON 8/19,26;9/2,9/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD075 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 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: 3191 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: NORTHWEST ADDITION LOTS 4 5 16 17 & ALLEY LYING BETWEEN SAID LOTS BLOCK 9 3-16-37-35-0160-00090-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LYONS AIR CONDITIONING INC WINSTON LYONS 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 29th 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. 395057 ON 8/19,26;9/2,9/2011 NOTICE 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 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 NOTICE 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 PublicNotice 20 Okeechobee News August 19, 2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY Contact a member of our Sales Team, for an opportunity to place your ad in the best business directory in town email:okeeadsales@newszap.com or call 863-763-3134

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Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. and global agricultural economies. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO2010 Fishstat sheries statistical data, A quaculture seafood needs are projected to rise 40-50% in the next 20 years to meet the increasing seafood demand and to ease harvest pressure on wild sh stocks. Florida is the third-largest aquaculture-producing state, producing the greatest variety of aquatic organisms in the United States such as ornamental sh and plants, clams, shrimp, sh and alligators. Aquaculture scientists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and Indian River State College offer a unique educational program where college students receive handson training in sh, molluscan and crustacean aquaculture in a cutting-edge facility. HBOI has the largest marine food sh water reuse research facility in the southeast, as well as research culture facilities for shell sh. IRSC Aquaculture students complete up to 50 percent of their classes at the Harbor Branch site, where they can work toward a 1-year aquaculture technology certi cate, an associate Degree, or a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management or sign up for introductory classes to learn more about the eld or to explore the possibility of a career in aquaculture. Classes in aquaculture are taught in the evening by experienced aquaculture research staff at the Harbor Branch site in Fort Pierce. The Introduction to Aquaculture class is also being offered as an online class. Aquaculture classes offered in the Fall of 2011 begin Tuesday, Aug. 23 and include:  FAS1010 Introduction to Aquaculture: This course will teach you the basic principles and practices of farming sh, clams and shrimp and includes a variety of guest lecturers from highly-skilled researchers. Water quality, site selection, health management practices, nutrition, business decision-making, career choices and job requirements will be covered. Classes are taught Tuesday evenings.  FAS2151 Principles of Molluscan Aquaculture: This course teaches methods of culturing molluscan species with an emphasis on hard clams. It offers hands-on activities that include morphology and anatomy labs, eld nursery trials, environmental monitoring, health management, record keeping and counting of clams. Other topics include site requirements for nursery and grow out, genetics and diseases, predators, leasing, harvesting and marketing. Classes are taught on Thursday evenings. FAS2252 Aquatic Animal Health Management : This course provides practical training in health management techniques relating to the diagnosis and treatment of parasitic, bacterial, viral, nutritional and environmental diseases of culture sh, bivalves and crustaceans. Instruction emphasizes the bene ts of maintaining a healthy stock and preventing disease through biosecurity and best management practices. Classes are taught on Wednesday evenings. For more information about this growing educational and career opportunity, contact Dr. Ann McMullian (IRSC) at 772-336-6211 or Dr. Susan Laramore (HBOI) at 772-2422525. Registration for the Fall semester is ongoing and students can register online at www.irsc.edu. IRSC students can get aquaculture training 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. 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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 21 Okeechobee News A ugust 19, 2011 By Armando A. Santelices M.D.Florida Community Health Center Inc. Pertussis otherwise known as Whooping cough, has been on the rise in the past decade in spite widespread childhood vaccination for this disease. The reason for this, is that the immunity from childhood vaccination wanes over time, this decrease in the immunity has been causing outbreaks among students and staff at middle and high schools. School settings facilitate the congregation of many individuals, thus increasing the likelihood of outbreaks. This same statement can be made of other areas where there are multiple people congregating such as, supermarkets, churches and of ces. Since 2005, the medical community has had a new tool, much underused in the adult population, to prevent outbreaks. The tool is called "Tdap," it is a vaccine given to protect you from Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertutsis. For children and adolescents it has become mandatory that this new vaccine be provided as requirement by most school system before the child can actually begin classes. It is also recommended that pregnant women receive this vaccine at the twentieth week of gestation if they have not received it within the last eight years. However, that leaves the rest of the adult population. During the Flu season we as healthcare providers encourage the Flu vaccine, for a smaller special group we recommend the Pneumonia vaccine, if and when there is a wound you will be offered a Tetanus vaccine, yet not all health care providers are offering on a routine basis the Tdap vaccine. Next time you see your health care provider, better yet even if you do not have plans to go see one soon, make it a point to arrange to receive this vaccine. Always remember that "an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure." New vaccine for an old disease

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A two acre site has been chosen to serve as a new re station that will serve Lakeport and Buckhead Ridge. At their Aug. 9 meeting, Glades County Commissioners approved a 50 year lease w ith the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that provides a two acre site on State Road 78 for the new station. It will cost the County $300 per year to lease this property. The County had the option to purchase the property at its assessed value of $13,000. The commission requested they have the option to purchase the property for a nominal amount at the completion of the lease. Commissioners debated a survey for the 699 acres the county wants to lease at Curry Island from the South Florida Water Management District. At issue is a survey that could cost up to $50,000. County Attorney Richard Pringle said there are several issues that need to be resolved that includes new legal descriptions of the properties that surround this parcel, encroachments from state Route 78, and easements on the Herbert Hoover dike "It is very complex it is not like drawing a square or a triangle," Manager Wendell Taylor said. He emphasized the price of the survey would be under $50,000. Mr. Pringle said in addition to the 699 acre parcel, there is another large parcel that could be leased. Commissioner Donna Storter Long asked w hat would happen to this land if the county doesn't lease it. She said she wanted to make sure the county got their money's worth. "Do we really want it?" she asked. Chairman Russell Echols said the second parcel known as the Steamboat parcel could provide some opportunities for canoes and kayaks. He stated he learned the state might eliminate the use of 4 wheelers and motorized vehicles if the county doesn't lease or own the property. Commissioner Paul Beck said $50,000 was quite a bit of money. The funds could come from either the 1 cent sales tax or from the general fund. "In the long run I think it would be a good investment for the county for recreation and development of that area," he added. Commissioner Bob Giesler asked why the county has to be in such a hurry. He noted the land has been there forever and he felt the county could spend this money and not get the property. "If we pay for it and they give it to somebody else will they give us our $50,000 back?" he asked. County of cials said they knew of no other groups or individuals interested in the property. The survey was approved in a 3-2 vote with Commissioners Echols, Jones and Beck in favor, and Commissioner's Giesler and Storter-Long in opposition. Commissioners also discussed a sign placed at Curry Island that warns residents about the use of rearms on the property. Mr. Taylor said workers who constructed a bike path on State Road 78 had to work while hunters were ring guns nearby. He also said all terrain vehicles have also used the bike path illegally. Commissioner Beck said he opposed the use of high powered ri es in this area. He requested that only shotguns be allowed on this property. Commissioner Echols said the management plan of the property could work on these issues. He said there is talk of a large berm for a ri e range. He said residents should be allowed to hunt and shoot in a safe manner. He said during big game hunting season there might be a ban on other uses of the property, like camping. "They might not work together," he stated. He stated a sign that informs visitors on the possible use of rearms was a good service to the public. It's possible that Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon could allow hunting groups to use his gun range on State Road 78 to sight their ri es and for target practice. The signs will prohibit the use of motorized vehicle and warn residents of the use of rearms in the area. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do you have some news to share?Publish it yourself! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. If youre looking to save money -and who isnt these days? -subscribing to the OkeechobeeNews is a real no brainer! And if you enroll today in our EZPay subscription plan, youll not only save REAL money, but youll s-t-r-e-t-c-h every cent. Plus well give you a complimentary e-Subscription so you can read YOUR newspaper anywhere via the Internet.Thats a value of $72 -Yours for FREE if you act NOW!(*Value based on annual subscriptions) For ONLY $6.00 a monthSUBSCRIBE TODAY!EZPay is simplicity personified. It is the most convenient way to pay for your subscription. Once its set up, its automatic every month. 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Golf Results Soccer sign ups under waySignups for the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation's Youth Soccer League are unde way through Sept. 1. Parents can register Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Parks & Recreation Of ce at 640 N.W. 27th Lane (in the Sports Complex). Registration is $35 and will require a copy of the child's birth certi cate. The league consists of divisions: 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 & Under. Age determination date is Dec. 31. For more details, call 863-763-6950. Anyone interested in coaching or sponsoring a team is encouraged to call the of ce. If you have any outgrown or unused soccer shoes and shin guards, please bring them to the Recreation Dept. so that those who need it can make use of them.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE 23 Okeechobee News A ugust 19, 2011 Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaFive Year Service AwardAt the Tuesday, Aug. 16, meeting of the Okeechobee City Council, Mayor James Kirk, right, honored Chad Troutman, left, for ve years' service to the police department. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Humane Society Pet RescueCheck presentationAmvets Post 200 held a chicken barbecue in July to bene t the Okeechobee Humane Society Pet Rescue A no kill shelter. Proceeds of $225 were presented by Helen James, commander and Roger Shoeman, president of Amvets Riders Chapter 200. The group also raised funds to send to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. A check was also sent to the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. Special thanks to Walmart, U-Save and Golden Corral for food donations. Electric bill assistance for seniorsOkeechobee Senior Services can help pay electric bills, Past due/Final Notice, for low income residents age 60 and over or those who have an elderly person living in the household. The organization is also purchasing window unit air conditioners for those who qualify. Applicants must be FPL or Glades Electric customers living Okeechobee County and be over age 60 or have a 60 year or older person residing in the household. Please call 863-462-5180 for more information and to make an appointment.

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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 24 Okeechobee News August 19, 2011


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