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Publication Date: 08-26-2011
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Friday, August 26, 2011 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 102 No. 102 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 10.56 feetLast Year: 14.03 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Hamrick Trust opposes alcohol sales in park ... Page 12 OHS beats John Carroll, 39-21 ... Page 27 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Heather Shadi x The United Feed Co-Op building on Northwest Second Avenue in Okeechobee was destroyed in a re Wednesday evening. The re was reported around 8 p.m. For more on the story see page 2. United Feed Co-op mill destroyed by re Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bradley G. GoodbreadBillowing black smoke from the re could be seen for several miles. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Thick black smoke and bright ames could be seen for miles Wednesday night as a re caused over $3 million in damage to several feed and grain silos and the main mill at United Feed Co-op at 708 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee Fire Chief Herb Smith said. "This is one of the more dangerous res we've been on in years, these are the res that kill," Chief Cause of re still under investigation; damages estimated at $3 millionSee FIRE Page 2 Dogs die in mobile home re ... Page 11

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Smith said. “This is the kind of commercial re you always worry about.” His small department rst dispatched three remen to the scene, and that crew soon learned they would be unable to stop the ames. They got about 30 feet inside the building, realized the re was quickly building into an inferno and moved into a defensive posture. Chief Smith shut down U.S. 441 for six hours, and N.W. Ninth Avenue was closed all night Wednesday and into Thursday afternoon as remen tried to extinguish the stubborn blaze. The grain silos were stocked with molasses, cotton seed, and grain, which served as fuel for the ames. Lt. Robert Ban eld of Okeechobee County Fire Rescue said several large explosions occurred through the building. One explosion was so strong that it blew out windows and shook the ground. Chief Smith said his crew was able to get out before the explosions. He said if they had been inside the building there probably w ould have been casualties. “The good Lord was looking out for that. W e only had some bumps and scrapes,” he noted. The near 15,000 square foot building was a total loss and remen suspected the grain silos would also be unsalvageable. Any feed inside the silos was probably compromised and unusable. Okeechobee City Firemen had ve units and their entire force at the scene, Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue provided seven units and 23 remen, and St. Lucie Fire Rescue brought in three units and 12 remen to battle the ames. Off-duty remen from the Seminole Reservation also assisted local remen. Chief Smith said Okeechobee no longer has an American Red Cross of ce so they had to rely on their own employees and good Samaritans to refuel their remen with food and drink. Okeechobee City remen spent the night on scene to make sure the re didn’t spread. Fire Marshall Greg Gilkey said the main goal Wednesday night was to bring the ames under control and protect the community. He said St. Lucie and other Treasure Coast re departments are always willing to help our community in times of need. “We made sure all of the re ghters stayed safe. The good thing about this area is we have mutual aid and they respond rapidly and they all assist each other,” he added. Chief Smith said there was no reason to think the re was suspicious. He said while re crews remained at the scene through Thursday, he was unsure when the Fire Marshal will determine the cause due to the size of the facility and the amount of materials in the building. “We rst have to nd a re pattern, it’ll be quite the job,” he noted. BMJ Towing was praised as they helped remove some parked vehicles near the ames. They removed a skid steer loader, one rail care full of feed and several tractor trailers. In addition to the silos, three rail cars were destroyed. Firemen said BMJ crews were able to save between $500,000 and $1 million worth of equipment by helping to move it out of reach of the ames. County Fire Chief David McCain said remen were able to save the of ce building and a new building on the property. He said the remen did a good job getting to the scene quickly and putting out the ames. “There were some high ames and this thing was going good,” he said. Chief Smith said the business is locally owned and operated and had about 10 employees. There was no one on site when the re was reported. An employee from Walpole Trucking noticed smoke coming out of the building and called remen around 7:30 p.m. Chief Smith said he suspected the re smoldered for over an hour before being noticed. “We can speculate on a cause but it didn’t start in the grain bins. It originated somewhere in the building itself, we just don’t know what it is at this point,” Chie f Smith said. Firemen were able to save about 25 percent of the complex. FIREContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Okeechobee News August 26, 2011 Special to the News/ Heather ShadixGrain in silos that was not consumed in the blaze was still contaminated by the re. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bradley G. GoodbreadThe re quickly spread through the building as re ghters battled the blaze.

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Who owns the roads in Viking? That question, which has come up numerous times in the past, arose again during a meeting of the Coquina Water Control District Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, Aug. 24. There are over 200 miles of roads in the 25 square mile subdivision. Only a few miles of road, Peavine and East Grade, are claimed by the county. Most of the property in Viking is accessed through easements that were laid out when the area was subdivided. V iking residents pay an assessment to Coquina whose sole function is drainage and w ater control. Most of the easements have been maintained to some degree by Coquina in order to give them access to their w ater control structures. A document led w ith the clerk of the court in January of 2008 gives the general public the right of ingress and egress on these easements. Carlin Galvin, who owns property on N.W. 254th St., has put up fences and gates on the easement accessing her property. She claims she has a right to do so since she owns the property on both sides of the easement and no other property owners need the easement for access. She claims other property owners in the area have access to their property by other roads. She stated that every easement is different and should be considered on an individual basis. Mrs. Galvin claims that of the 15.91 acres she either owns or leases she would lose 5 or 6 acres to easements. Chairman Melvin Byars did not agree that the easement would be that large and maintained that the easement needed to be kept open for other property owners. Mrs. Galvin said that she paid taxes on the easements and the only other people who used the easement were four wheelers who tore up her property and left trash strewn around. "I think we have an honest disagreement," said board member Ken Childs who went on to compliment Mrs. Galvin about how civil she was in her argument. "I'm trying to keep it nice because we are all neighbors," she replied. "We have an impasse," said Mr. Byars. "We need to take the fences and gates down. For four years we have tried to get you to work with us." He noted that if Mrs. Carlin's argument were valid there are over 200 miles of road in Viking that people could fence. "All I'm asking is for a judge to rule," she said. The board unanimously voted to remove the fences and gates by Sept. 8 if they are still standing on that date. Mrs. Galvin wanted to see the matter settled in court and said that if she were proved wrong in court, she would take the fences down herself. Turning to other matters, engineer Bryan Clemmons was directed to get prices for guard rails and culverts. Mr. Byars said Coquina was where they needed to be nancially. He said if Hurricane Irene had hit the y would have been able to make the necessar y repairs without having to dig into reserves. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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: BAD TEACHERŽ Fri., Tues. &Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00THEATRE II: MONTE CARLOŽFri., Tues. &Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 August 26 August 26TH THSeptember 1 September 1ST STFor Info, Call 763-7202 For Info, Call 763-7202 PG PG-13 Movie Tickets:Adults $6.50 € Children 12 & under $5.00 € Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies € Matinees $4.50 R Better Hearing Starts Today!Call (863) 467-5333Hearing Care Centers3545 Hwy 441 S € Okeechobee BATTERIESBuy 1, Get 1 FreeExpires 8/31/11 YOKOHAMA, COOPER, PIRELLI SCORPION ATR AND MORE! This weekend!See today's Sports section for more details. A Thi s k d WITH PURCHASE OF PREMIUM TIRE INSTALLATION PACKAGE & ONE YEAR PRECISION VEHICLE ALIGNMENT PROGRAM! ALL DAY LONG! BUY 2 GET 2 A TI T T U U U F PREMI O O P C A S OF PREM M OF PREMIUM TI R U U R C U R C C C H A C H AS A A S S A S S E S E O O O F O F P P R R PR PR E E R E M M E M I M I U U I U U M U M T T T I T I R I R R E R E FREE! AND 3 Okeechobee News A ugust 26, 2011 Okeechobee Main Street is sponsoring the 2011 Annual Labor Day Festival on Sept. 3, 4, and 5 in Flagler Park. The festival will open at 9 a.m. with all of the traditional festiv al food favorites (including the fan-favorite fried pumpkin bread prepared by members of the Seminole Tribe, Greek gyros, BBQ ribs, turkey legs, cotton candy, snow cones, fresh lemonade, ice cream and more), specialty items, arts and crafts, and Ms. Osteen's famous pickles! This year the festival will include fun for the kids with numerous activities on each day sponsored by Home Depot, various vendors and Okeechobee Main Street. Home Depot w ill present a Kid's Workshop from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. Other scheduled activities will include a hula hoop competition, limbo shuf e, and balloon lagoon water balloon toss among others. Come and see live animal presentations by Sue Arnold of Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and the Okeechobee County Humane Society. On Saturday, everyone is welcome to participate in a Hot Dog Eating Contest (5 minutes of hot dog madness) and on Monday, there will be a Soda Chugging Contest. For those who love to play Corn Hole, Main Street's First Annual Corn Hole Competition will be held on Saturday and Sunday with the Grand Championship Competition on Monday at 10 a.m. The Corn Hole Competition will be held in Flagler Park #4. Come and cheer on your favorite team or PROVE that you are the best! During the Labor Day Festival attendees will be graced by royalty, the Seminole Princess and Junior Princess, Firecracker royalty, and more! Also come out and meet Miss Okeechobee County Fair Christina Close, who will be on hand throughout the festival and assisting with festival activities. Be sure to attend the 2011 Labor Day Parade, presented by the B.R.A.T. Club of Okeechobee, at 10 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. The parade will follow the regular parade route, starting at U-Save on Parrott Avenue, traveling north on Parrott Avenue to State Road 70 and then west on State Road 70 to the end of Flagler Park. For information on the festival, please call Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-6246; for information on the parade contact Teres a Chandler at 863-801-4996. Parade entry applications are available at the Okeechobee News of ce, 107 S.W. 17th Street (next door to Brahman Theater) and Toni's Chic Boutique, 121 S.W. Park Street. Parade applications are also online on the Okeechobee Public Issues Forum on www.newszap.com and on the Okeechobee News Faceboo k page. Main Street announces Annual Labor Day Festival Coquina easement issue may be settled in district court The American Red Cross is looking for Disaster Services Volunteers for this Hurricane Season! There are 4 main areas where volunteers are needed: Shelter Operations, Mass Care Feeding, Damage Assessment, Administrative Functions. All necessary training is free of charge, and a background check will be required. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help your local community residents in times of disaster, please call your Okeechobee Branch of ce at 863-763-2488. Local Red Cross seeks disaster volunteers

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ParadeIt seems that the last letter to the editor has caused quite the “stir.” Well, that is what it was intended to do. Let us not become so complacent in our lives, that we may have things deleted right before our eyes. Let us not take any of our freedoms for granted. Let us all be paying attention to what is important. Let us all be watchful of the things around us. The clubs, the churches, the sports, the vendors, the Boy/Girl Scouts, the YMCA, the VFW’s, the politicians, let us be paying attention to what is important. Or it will be taken away. Just a little something to think about. For years there has been a dance connected to the rodeo. Where has everyone gone? Why is it not being attended like it used to be? What has happened? Why is it not being done, like it used to be? Why is it when I attended a rodeo last weekend there was no music during the event? No music? What is a rodeo without it? Boring. So, let us all be paying attention to the traditions we all love and cherish. Like a parade, like vendors in the park, who hopefully will make a pro t for their wares, during this three-day celebration. Please attend the park, buy food, visit the booths, buy a little something, giving them the encouragement to do their vending again, or it might disappear. Attend the rodeo, it costs many, man y dollars to organize and put it on. Go to th e vendors of Cattlewomen, purchase thei r recipe book, bumper stickers, bandanas. Their money goes to our children for scholarships. We are all in this together. Let us suppor t each and everyone who needs a pat on th e back, needs to recover their money put ou t for vendors fees. They are hoping, waiting, planning on a supply and demand. Even if i t is $5 to the face painter, or the lady, who sells pot holders, help them out. All the booths are created for us, the citizens, to enjoy. When the parade goes by, wave to you r friends, holler to the children in the band, clap for the little ones who are learning ho w to “tumble,” stand and salute your American Flag. Let us all be proud of who we are, what we are, and who we love. We are, Okeechobee folks, who love and support one another, in time of need. We ar e a town of multiple churches, who praise th e Lord loud and clear, we are a town of littl e ones looking to us for guidance. Let us b e proud of that. Okeechobee Citizen, Bobbi Poole Beer, wine sales at festivals How about those that aren’t respons ible will ruin it by being vulgar, immature, s lobbering drunks? If you are a responsible drinker why can’t you wait until after the fest ivities to go have a drink?  Just a thought, if a guy is mowing his lawn and has a beer while he’s doing it then gets in his car and has a wreck should they outlaw lawn mowers?  I don’t see anything wrong with beer and wine during events in the park. Sure t he possibility of someone getting out of c ontrol exists but with proper planning it w ouldn’t impact the overall event. Put it in a designated area, with rest rooms nearby for people to sit and sip drinks. Actually it would b e nice. There isn’t anything in the festivals t hat keep people there except maybe some live music. Other than that, it’s just walk and look at the vendors, grab a bite and leave. If y ou have a place to plot, have a couple of drinks and then walk around again, people w ould stay longer and spend more money on the vendors. Then you would start to see more vendors as the word got out.  What’s the big deal with selling beer in the park? Right now someone wanting a b eer can walk to the west end of the park or one block south and be at a drive-thru to get b eer, as well as small restaurants near the park. All the exclusion of beer does is make more money for the private businesses and loses money for the city or whoever is wanting to sell beer.  The last thing the festivals need are drunks.  The festivals are ne just the way they are, a perfect family atmosphere. Don’t ruin it with alcohol.  I enjoy going to Sunfest in West Palm Beach, but the drunks ruin the family atmos phere! We do not need that here. We have enough drunks already! That’s just what we need: people gett ing drunk in a park with lots of kids and State Road 70 right there. That’s asking for an accident. Let’s leave our family festival alcohol free.  Fort Pierce has Friday fest and they serve alcohol there and in the process raise money.  Who would be responsible for any situations resulting from alcoholic beverages sold in the park? The vendor? the city? Main Street? The Chamber? All of them? Attorneys will eat this up.  I don’t think we need beer and wine at the Labor Day, Christmas or Speckled Perch festivals but I would not oppose beer and wine sold at events geared more towards adults. For example, concerts in the park on a Friday evening might be nice. Or, maybe they could bring back the Art in the Park arts and crafts shows one night a month.School days Special request to all you kids returning to school. If you see someone who is struggling to make friends or being bullied because he/she doesn’t have many friends or because they are shy or not as pretty or not dressed in the most “in” clothes—PLEASE step up. Say ‘hi’ or at least smile at them in the hallway. You never know what that person might be facing outside of school. Your kindness might just make a BIG difference in someone’s life.Thoughts to ponder “The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he nds it hard to answer.” -Alice Wellington Rollins  “We give dogs the time we can spare, space we can spare, and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.” -M. Acklam  Expect nothing and appreciate all you get. OUAI wrote over one month ago that I would be watching my water bill. Well I did and it has steadily gone up as I predicted it would. It has gone up approximately $5+ for July and I cannot understand why, for I am making and taking extra effort to use less water. Again, this month there was a quality water problem and instead of deducting from my bill, OUA raised my payment. When is OUA going to do the right thing for the citizens of Okeechobee? Friday, August 26, 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. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Today: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 103. Northwest wind between 15 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Ne w rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. West wind between 7 and 11 mph.Extended ForecastSaturday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. West wind between 7 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. West southwest wind between 3 and 6 mph. Sunday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. West southwest wind between 5 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Okeechobee Forecast 2012 OHS Yearbook ordersThe 2011-2012 Okeechobee High School Journalism Staff is currently offering this year’s yearbook at a discounted price of $40. This price is good for the rst 100 books sold. The price will increase throughout the year. Reserve your copy now by contacting Mr. Pung at 863-4625025 ext 7-007 or visiting yearbookforever.com.LEGOLAND ProgramsLEGOLAND 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 rsthand the bene t of a LEGOLAND eld trip. Teachers must visit: http:// orida. legoland.com/freeteacherpass.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 26, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Wendy Holcombe of the Coalition for Independent Living Options explained her agency focuses on crime victims and the aging, in a presentation for the monthly meeting of the Community Collaborative Council. You might not know it, but the average person would qualify for these services. “At some point in your life you have been a crime victim which generated a police report,” Ms. Holcombe said, “I had a victim of a hit and run from 10 years ago who is having mental health issues and was left blind by the accident. She needed services, called a victims’ advocate and they referred her case to our agency.” She attends court and depositions with the victims of crime. She helps those who have a language barrier and provides other services. “There is a broad range of possibilities where I can assist. The only thing I can’t give is money. I can check community resources that can help them get their bills paid,” she said. The grant funded program was spotlighted at the Aug. 23 meeting of the Okeechobee County Community Collaborative Council. There are two clients from Okeechobee w ho receive services from the Coalition; 60-percent of their clients are in St. Lucie County. Ms. Holcombe said the grant is very open, but can help almost anyone with a disability w ho has been a victim of a crime. “I know they are here, there are crime victims with disabilities in Okeechobee that need service. I want people to know I’m here and have services to provide,” she added. It also helps disabled children. Gary Pettit of the Hibiscus Children’s Center explained shelters on the Treasure Coast that can help “at risk” children. There are 36 kids at their Vero Beach facility. Most are teenagers. The village has a capacity of 36 beds in Vero Beach. They also operate a 12-bed shelter in Jensen Beach. “Over the past two years, we’ve had a number graduate to adult hood but most of them do not have the tools to survive on their own,” he noted. They provide training and mentors for kids ages 15-17 to prepare them for employment. The Pathways program tries to nd children a career. They teach work ethic, boundaries, and other skills. Mr. Pettit said he expects a population increase in foster care for the next several years. His agency has a contract to offer foster homes on the Treasure Coast. Years ago there were 150 foster homes on the Treasure Coast and even 35 foster homes in Okeechobee County. They currently have 79 homes on the Treasure Coast with 97 kids in foster care. Mr. Pettit said they can’t get new foster parents mainly due to the economy. Many people have lost jobs and income. A foster family must be able to support a child for two months before they get assistance from the state. There are more children age six and under in foster care. “I want to stress our need for foster care. We recruit the homes, train the homes, and license the home. Every year we re-license them. We support them during the year if they have problems and need services we can help them with that,” he added. There are 135 families in Okeechobee that receive some kind of service from Hibiscus. Two Okeechobee children are in their full-time care. The agency also works with childhood substance abuse addictions. The back to school drive for 2011 was very successful. The agency handed out 250 back packs with school supplies. Additional supplies and clothing are still available to needy children at My Aunts House. The third annual Tween Summit hosted 200 people on Friday, Aug. 19. OHS alumnus, former NFL player Jimmy Gary was among the speakers for the event which is designed to improve the community between parents and children who are moving from elementary to middle school. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition hosts a baby shower for their clients on Oct. 21, at American Legion Post 64. Steve Johnson with the Okeechobee School Board said there are 131 homeless children in Okeechobee County. There has been an increase of about 10 kids per da y since school started. “I predict about 250 kids in Okeechobee County alone. I tried to nd 65 kids over the summer that were listed as homeless during the last school year,” he added. A child is considered homeless, if they are displaced from their parent. Many live with a grandparent, relative or family friend. Mr. Johnson and a few of his hunting buddies have started a collection of toys to help kids in his homeless program have a Merry Christmas. He will continue to collect toys for need y kids served by his program. He can be reached through the school board at 863462-5000. Collaborative Council meeting focuses on crime victims Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyWendy Holcombe, Coalition for Independent Living Options. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyGary Pettit, from the Hibiscus House Children’s Center of the Treasure Coast. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. To honor this event, ConKerr Cancer Okeechobee, “A Case For Smiles” will join together with chapters nationwide to produce more pillowcases than ever before! During the entire month of September, the group will participate in the Second Annual Miles of Pillowcase Smiles. ConKerr Cancer volunteers around the country and internationally as well, will share their time, talent and material to make cheerful handmade pillowcases for their local children’s hospitals and create “miles of pillowcase smiles.” ConKerr Cancer’s charitable mission is to provide children with cancer or other life-changing illnesses a feeling of warmth, love and a smile through the simple gift of a pillowcase. Volunteers, on their own time and largely at their own expense, sew thousands of pillowcases each month to donate to pediatric units. Volunteer groups also visit pediatric hospitals for “sewing days,” where they help the young patients create their own custom-made pillowcases. The positive impact of ConKerr’s pillowcases on the children, their families and hospital staff is inspiring. A personalized pillowcase makes a hospital room feel more like home. For those fortunate enough to participate in “sewing days,” the feelings of companionship and accomplishment at a new skill come as a welcome diversion from the seemingly never-ending regiment of chemotherapy and other treatments. Family members experience the direct feelings of kindness from strangers as they see their children’s faces light up. For the nurses, participating in the child’s act of picking his or her favorite pattern, color or design can be the rst step in a personal bond, far removed from the usual routine of poking and prodding. ConKerr Cancer began when founder Cindy Kerr’s son Ryan was diagnosed with cancer in 2002 and she started making pillowcases to brighten his room. Sadly, Ryan passed away in 2008 but his spirit lives on in the smiles that each pillowcase brings to sick kids across North America and in South Africa. For more information, http://www. conkerrcancer.org ConKerr Cancer Okeechobee’s local event will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. ConKerr Cancer: a case for smiles, miles of pillowcase smiles By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News An Okeechobee native has come back home to provide a community service. Tim Fulford, a 1982 graduate of Okeechobee High School, is the new center manager for Lakeshore Medical. “Basically, I run the day to day operations,” he said. Lakeshore Medical, 1100 N. Parrott Ave., is one of several clinics around Lake Okeechobee operated by Florida Community Health Centers, a 501(3)c corporation whose mission is to provide accessible, costeffect, high-quality and comprehensive primary and preventive health care service to all persons, regardless of their ability to pay. “He brings to the table the knowledge necessary to run the clinic,” Dr. Armando Santelices, clinic coordinator, said of Mr. Fulford. He said Mr. Fulford takes care of the business operations so that the doctors are free to practice medicine. Using a baseball analogy the doctor compared Lakeshore Medical to a baseball team with a new manager. He said a manager knows where to place his players and how to get he best out of them. Lakeshore Medical provides full primary care and full women’s care including prenatal care. They accept Medicare and Medicaid and low income patients are accepted on a sliding scale. However, Dr. Santelices said that the full rate is less than what a doctor in private practice might charge and that all patients are treated the same regardless o f their ability to pay. “The number one goal is not to think we are doing so good we can’t improve,” said Dr. Santelices. To accommodate working families the clinic is open on Monday nights until 7 p.m. and the staff is bilingual. Lakeshore Medical staff members are involved in community outreach such as hospice, the Red Cross and teen pregnanc y prevention. Local man heads up Lakeshore clinic Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaTim Fulford (left), center manager, and Dr. Armando Santelices, clinic coordinator of Lakeshore Medical, are dedicated to providing quality medical care regardless of a person’s ability to pay.

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V FW Post 4423 plans w eekend eventsJoin the good folks at VFW Post 4423 on Friday where the kitchen will be open 5-9 p.m. and Steve on a Stick Karaoke will be playing 7-10 p.m. On Saturday, there will be burgers on the grill for a $2 donation noon-2 p.m. Don’t Forget “Seafood Saturday Night” w hich offers your choice of Cat sh, Talapia or Shrimp, puppies, fries & slaw for a donation of $6 (5-7 p.m.) and Miss Lisa (karaoke) w ill be playing 7-10 p.m. Sunday, there will be Fried Chicken, potatoes, veggie, salad, roll & dessert 2-4pm for a donation of $6.50 and there will be karaoke 6-9 p.m. Teen Dance Party set for Aug. 27It’s back to school and time for another Teen Dance Party! Saturday, Aug. 27 is the date set for the next event for teens and ‘tweens ages 12-16. The party starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Just $7 for entry includes pizza, soda and chips, live music, games and more! For more information, please contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Bene t planned for Beard familyA bene t to help the John Beard family w ill be held Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1 until 6 p.m. at the Pier II Motel on U.S. 441 S.E. The bene t, sponsored by Style Studio Custom Motorcycle Shop, will help raise money to offset expenses incurred by Mr. Beard when his wife of 13 years died unexpectedly. Barbecue dinners will be sold for $8 per plate. There will also be an auction, 50/50 drawing, a corn hole tournament, karaoke and re ghters from the Okeechobee City Fire Department will square off against their counterparts from Okeechobee County Fire/ Rescue in a relay race. For information or to-go plates, call 863-697-8644 or 863-6341055.Eagles host fundraiser dinnerFraternal Order of Eagles Cypress Hut 4509 is sponsoring a ‘Christmas in August’ for survivors of the erce Alabama tornados. Food served starts at 3 p.m. Turkey, Ham dinners, $7 donation. Music by Kick Ass Keroke and Jimmy and Debbie Harper.Okeechobee golf team to hold fundraiserSponsors and four-man teams are welcome to take part in the annual OHS Golf team fundraiser tournament scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. OHS Golf Coach Kenny Buckner said the event is a best-ball, four-man scramble with a shotgun start at approximately 8 a.m. The cost is $50 per person and $200 per team. Hole sponsors cost $100 and two-hole sponsorships and one entry fee can be purchased for $200. For more information call Coach Buckner at 863-634-0324 or Okeechobee High School at 863-462-5025.OCRA sets nal football, cheerleader signupsOn Saturday, Aug. 27 you can sign your child up to participate. This will be your last opportunity to sign up. We will be at the score tower at the sports complex from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please have a copy of the child’s birth certi cate and signup fee. Cost to play: Football (7–14) $75; Flag (4,5 & 6) $45; Cheerleaders (4–14) $45. For more information, call 863-634-0515.Freedom Outreach holds shing tournamentsThe Freedom Outreach shing tournaments will be held on two nal Sundays, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25. The $80 (cash only) entry fee includes the big sh pot and Classic fund. All tournaments will be held at Okee-Tantie Marina Boat Ramp from safe light until 2 p.m. Scott Driver will be used as a backup if low water occurs. The Classic, on Sunday, Oct. 30, will be a one-day event with a $120 entry fee, cash only. You must sh at least three tournaments to be in the Classic. Register early. Please call 561719-5989 or 863-634-8127 to register or with questions.Senator Nelson to visit OkeechobeeU.S. Senator Bill Nelson will visit the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse Commission Chambers, 304 N.W. 2nd Street on Monday, Aug. 29, at 10:15 a.m. for a Okeechobee Community Leaders Meeting. For more information, please call Senator Nelson’s of ce at 561-514-0189.Food Stamp Assistance Treasure Coast Food Bank will be at Welcome House Drop-in Center, 1925 Hwy 441 SE, on Monday, Aug. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m., helping with food stamp applications and recerti cation. This service is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. For more information please call 772-971-3316. Democratic Executive Council will meet Sept. 1The ODEC (Okeechobee Democratic Executive Council) will have a workshop session on Thursday, Sept. 1 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Beef O’Brady’s meeting room. All members are encouraged to attend.OCEA has rst meetingThe Okeechobee County Education Association (OCEA) will have its rst General Membership Meeting of the 2011-2012 school year Thursday, Sept. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Okeechobee Freshmen Campus, 610 S.W. 2nd Ave. All OCEA members of the instructional and classi ed bargaining unit are encouraged to attend. Potential members may join at the meeting. Come hear and see the teacher evaluation system of which negotiations will continue on Sept. 7, current legislative issues affecting public education employees, and get door prizes and refreshments. Now is the time to be informed! Contact Candy Walker, at 863634-2268 for information.Applications available for festival parade participantsOkeechobee Main Street is now taking applications for vendors and parade participants for the 2011 Labor Day Festival in the Parks. The festivities will take place Sept. 3, 4, and 5. Anyone interested in participating, please see Cindy Birdashaw at the Main Street Of ce, 111 Northeast 2nd St., or call 863-357-6246. VFW hosting Labor Day partyVFW, #9528, at 29012 E. S.R. 78, will hold an “all you can eat,” all-day party for $8. The Labor Day party will start at noon and last until 5 p.m. There will be pork butts and polish sausage, a 50/50 drawing, ladies cake walk, and men’s auxiliary and Amvets jail and bail. Music by Buck Wallace and True Country Band. Call 863-467-2882 for information.Children's Services Council sets date for budget hearingThe Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee will have their rst Public Budget Hearing for the year 2011-2012 on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 5:01 p.m., in the Okeechobee County School Board ofce, Room 303 at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee.Healthy Start Coalition to meetThe Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 11:30 a.m., in their of ce, located at 575 S.W. 28th Street within the New Endeavor High School Building. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For more information about the Coalition, please contact Executive Director, Kay Begin, at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Okeechobee News August 26, 2011Obituaries 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. Obituaries Kieth G. KellerMOORE HAVEN — Kieth G. Keller has passed away from this life on Aug. 21, 2011, in Moore Haven, Fla. He was born on July 28, 1942, in Elkhart, Ind. He had been a current resident of Moore Haven, for the past six years after retiring as an Operating Engineer. Kieth was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Grace Keller; and a brother, Vance Keller. He is survived by three daughters, Cherri Smith, Susan Sarra, and Chelli Scott; and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Vance Keller and Steven Keller. He was a very kind person, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He mostly enjoyed air boating with his friends and family on Lake Okeechobee while living in Florida. He will be dearly missed and is now home with the Lord. A Memorial Celebration for Kieth will be at the Lakeport Christian Church on Aug. 27, 2011. A luncheon will be held in Lakeport following the Memorial. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions can be made to the family and a share will be donated to his favorite charity. Shared Services to hold Exec. Roundtable meetingThe Executive Roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee Count y will conduct its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board Ofce. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts o f our local decision makers. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000, Ext. 257.Church begins ag football seasonFirst and Goal ag football registration has begun at the First Baptist Church o f Okeechobee. Boys and girls from kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to participate in the annual program. The church will hold tryouts on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the football elds directly south of the Church Recreation Outreach Center. Signups will continue until Sept. 10. The cost is $35. For more information please call 863467-7625 or 863-763-2171. Community Events

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local detective will be able to close out a 2010 burglary case when a 19-year-old Okeechobee man is sentenced next month. Anthony Giovanny Hernandez, N.E. Fifth St., was arrested May 19, 2011, after it was learned that his ngerprint matched a print left on an offering envelope at the scene of church burglary. He was subsequently arrested and charged with burglary of a structure, grand theft and criminal mischief to a place of worship. According to Assistant State Attorney J eff Davis, Hernandez entered into a plea deal with the state and pleaded no contest to those charges on Aug. 23. He will be sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. Mr. Davis said Hernandez is facing up to eight months in the Okeechobee County Jail to be followed by two years probation. He w ill also have to pay $225 in restitution to the Church of the Nazarene. However, added the prosecutor, because Hernandez does not have a "signi cant criminal history" it is possible that Judge Belanger will withhold adjudication. "If he (Hernandez) receives a withhold, then county jail would be a condition of his probation," explained Mr. Davis. Hernandez was not initially linked to the break-in, but his arrest on a misdemeanor retail theft charge led Detective Ted Van Deman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), directly to him. In his arrest report, Detective Van Deman said $4,500 worth of sound and video equipment was taken from the church. But instead of walking away with that equipment, the intruder left it sitting outside the church. As he was working the crime scene, a church worker pointed out to the investigator that whoever broke into the church also ri ed through an of ce storage area and some empty offering envelopes. OCSO Detective Mark Shireman was called in and was able to lift two ngerprints from one of the envelopes. One of those prints belonged to a parishioner, while the other was unknown. On June 4, 2010, OCSO Crime Scene Technician and ngerprint expert Jackie Moore entered that unknown print into the OCSO ngerprint identi cation system but was unable to nd a match. Seven days later, the case became inactive. Then, on May 1, 2011, Hernandez was arrested for shoplifting and booked into the county jail where he was ngerprinted, booked and then released on bond. Twelve days later Mrs. Moore entered the booking prints of those who had been arrested recently and received a hit. The hit indicated the print taken from the offering envelope belonged to Hernandez. A second OCSO ngerprint expert Crime Scene Technician Kathleen Watson examined the print and con rmed Mrs. Moore's ndings. Armed with that new information, Detective Van Deman arrested Hernandez. The detective said all of the items taken from the church were recovered. However, Hernandez broke out a glass door to gain entry into the church and will be required to pay restitution. Hernandez was represented in court by Stanley Glenn, of the public defender's of ce. In another plea arrangement Tuesday, John Henry Stephenson entered a plea of no contest to one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and was placed on drug offender probation for a period o f 18 months, said Mr. Davis. Stephenson, 63, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested April 6 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Tas k Force and charged with 12 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Mr. Davis said Judge Belanger withheld adjudication and ordered Stephenson, who was represented by Mr. Glenn, to pay court costs and fees totalling $1,095. As part of his probation Stephenson will be subject to warrantless searches, random drug testing and there will be some restriction of his movements, explained Mr. Davis. 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Okeechobee 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 26, 2011 Teen enters plea in church burglary case By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An employee for an area physician has been arrested for allegedly ordering a prescription without that doctor's knowledge. Kelly Lyn Corwin, 43, S.W. 21st St., Okeechobee, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 24, on felony charges of obtaining a prescription by fraud and criminal use of personal identi cation. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $5,000. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated that the physician led a complaint with the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD). The task force detective, along with OCPD Of cer Belen Reyna, investigated the complaint and found that Corwin had ordered a script for hydrocodone. That prescription, which was written for a friend, was then lled by a local pharmacy. The detective went on to say that the investigation is continuing. Report: woman issued fake script By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Middleburg man has been arrested for reportedly breaking into a shed and stealing some wire, which he allegedly sold at a local recycling center. Shawn Gainey 20, Duckweed Place, was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 23, on felony charges of burglary and dealing in stolen property. He was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of theft. Gainey was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $2,500. Jail records show that he was released on bond later that same day. An arrest report by Deputy Steven McKinley, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated that Gainey broke into the shed and took some wire. He then scrapped the wire for $79. According to the deputy's report, OCSO Deputy Corporal Paul Ferrell went to the recycling center where he was given a surveillance photo of a man selling the wire. Man accused of stealing, scrapping wire Anthony G. Hernandez Shawn Gainey Kelly Lyn Corwin ARC Thrift Store requests donations The ARC of Okeechobee Thrift Store is currently requesting donations of household items, dishes, kitchen appliances, furniture and clothing. Your tax deductible donation will be used to help further the mission of the agency to provide social, educational and vocational opportunities to the developmentally disabled. The store is open MondayFriday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items can be dropped off at the thrift store location, 403 N.W. 2nd Ave. in Okeechobee. For further information, call 863-763-2419.Angel Food Ministries Angel Food Ministries is available for anyone seeking to stretch their budget! Everyone is eligible! First Baptist Church of Okeechobee is a distribution site, call 863-763-2171, for complete information. Better yet, check out the website, sample menu, order and pay on-line and pick up your food on the appointed day. http://www.angelfoodministries.com/about/

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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 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 26, 2011 Plans for the annual Okeechobee Labor Day Parade got off to a late start, but the Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club is quickly making up for lost time. B.R.A.T. stands for “building relationships among teens.” The group hopes the parade will help build relationships within the Okeechobee community. “Everybody likes a parade,” said Teresa Chandler, B.R.A.T. president. She said they hope the parade helps the community pull together. They also hope that the parade will encourage more people to come downtown and make the Labor Day Festival in Flagler Park more successful. At a B.R.A.T. Club meeting on Tuesday at The Lodge Restaurant, Ms. Chandler said they have obtained a permit from the Florida Department of Transportation to hold the parade at 10 a.m. on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5) following the regular parade route, which starts at the U-Save Supermarket, travels north on U.S. 441 (Parrott Avenue) and then w est on State Road 70 (Park Street) to the end of Flagler Park. She said the club already had an insurance policy but they were required to obtain additional insurance liability coverage w hich cost $400. This was paid from the club’s reserves, but they hope to solicit donations from local businesses to recover the expense. The Okeechobee City Police are ready to handle traf c control and security. Sheriff Paul May said his deputies will help if the city police require any assistance. Since Labor Day honors the American worker, Ms. Chandler asked club members to encourage local businesses to participate in the parade. A trophy will be given for the best entry. There is no entry fee for the parade but participants must ll out a parade entry form. Deadline to return the form is Friday, Sept. 2. Failure to submit an entry form before the deadline will result in that parade unit being placed at the end of the parade. Parade entry forms are available at the Okeechobee News of ce, 107 S.W. 17th Street (in the plaza next door to Brahman Movie Theater) and at Toni’s Chic Boutique, 121 S.W. Park Street. Parade entry forms are also online on the Okeechobee Public Forum page on www.newszap.com. A link to the parade entry form can be found on the Okeechobee News Facebook Page. The festival, hosted by Okeechobee Main Street, will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Flagler Park. For information on the festival, please call Cindy Birdashaw 863357-6246. Okeechobee Labor Day Parade plans progress Charles “Chuck” Parker, an active Red Cross volunteer and local Florida resident, stepped into his new role as the Disaster Specialist in Okeechobee County for the A merican Red Cross Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast Region on Monday, Aug. 22. He will manage the disaster response in Okeechobee as the Red Cross continues meeting the needs of the local communities across the region. In addition to his more than 13 years of professional experience with disaster operations, Mr. Parker also worked as a Red Cross v olunteer in multiple capacities. Within the local Red Cross, Parker taught disaster training courses, captained a disaster response team and served on the Red Cross Advisory Board in Okeechobee for three years. “Chuck will play a vital role in growing our community presence in Okeechobee, and supporting our team across the Treasure Coast,” said Rob Levine, regional executive for the Red Cross. “Beyond his local knowledge and established relationships with community leaders, it is his service as a disaster relief volunteer that has touched so many lives in Okeechobee and will make him successful in this new position.” Red Cross disaster specialist takes lead in Okeechobee County To honor this event the local chapter of ConKerr Cancer will join together with chapters nationwide to produce more pillowcases than ever before. During the entire month of September, we will participate in the Second Annual Miles of Pillowcase Smiles or “MOPS” for short. Did you know that it takes 2,112 pillowcases laid end-to-end to make one mile of pillowcase (smiles)? Okeechobee ConKerr Cancer will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave, on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be sewing pillowcases for children with cancer or other lifechanging illnesses. There will be door prizes and refreshments will be served. Donations of time, cash and fabric (suitable for infants through 18 years) are always welcome. If you can’t sew, we also need volunteers to wash, iron and package pillowcases. Please contact Joan at 863-467-0290 for more information. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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Reaching over to make the bed or bending to get a grocery bag might not be the typical idea of being physically active. But all those everyday movements add up and could contribute to health bene ts, especially among older adults even if it's not clear just how much energy seniors are exerting. Previous research has been mostly based on error-prone self-reports of physical activity rather than actual measurements. Now, University of Florida researchers and colleagues have used laboratory-based methods to objectively measure the amount of energy older adults use up as they go about their daily activities, and linked that to cognitive performance. The researchers found that older adults w ho expend relatively high amounts of energy in their daily activities are substantially less likely to become cognitively impaired than those who exert less energy. The ndings are published in the July 25 issue of the A rchives of Internal Medicine. "There are millions and millions of people who don't exercise, but we're beginning to understand that a lot of these people do a lot during the day, and they are likely to accumulate more energy expenditure during the day than others who go out and exercise," said study co-author Todd Manini, an assistant professor in the department of aging and geriatric research at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the UF Institute on Aging. "These studies are starting to shed light on the fact that accumulating activity during the day can potentially provide health bene ts." A growing body of research points to the promise of physical activity as a way to prevent or even treat cognitive impairment. But to gure out what types of activities are necessary, and how much, researchers need better estimates of energy spent in various activities. "That's going to be a hard question to answer until we can get objective answers about physical activity," said Kirk Erickson, an assistant professor in the department of psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh. "If we're going to translate this research into a clinical setting, we need to provide a quanti able metric or number for how much physical activity to get." Erickson was not involved in the current study. Previous studies have relied heavily on study participants to tell researchers how physically active they were. "With self-report, we hear what people think they are getting, but it might not be accurate, and doesn't tell us about energy expenditure the way that objective measures do," said Erickson, whose imaging studies have shown that one year of participation in modest amounts of exercise can reverse Alzheimer's-related atrophy in parts of the brain involved in memory formation. In the new study, the research team, led by scientists at the Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre in Toronto, and at the University of California, San Francisco, moved a step closer to reliably identifying just how much energy people expend. The researchers studied almost 200 older adults who on average were 75 years old to gure out how much energy people burn during daily activities. First, they calculated the total amount of energy used for the day, then subtracted the basic amount of energy the body needs while at rest. Participants drank so-called "heavy" water, which has a slight chemical difference from regular water. That allowed researchers to track the body's consumption of oxygen molecules over time and use that to calculate the number of calories burned. To nd out how much energy a person used while at rest, the researchers used a method called calorimetry to determine the levels of carbon dioxide in the breath. For comparison, the researchers also collected self-reported activity data. To assess cognitive function, patients were tested on memory, concentration, orientation, language and other categories. The more energy spent, the lower the likelihood of cognitive impairment, the researchers found. Patients with the highest levels of activity energy expenditure were 90 percent less likely to become cognitively impaired than those with the lowest levels of expenditure. The ndings are consistent with what other researchers have found, but Manini and colleagues went a step beyond by pointing out the shortcomings associated with using self-reported activity. Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) recently awarded Andrew McKillop, administrator of Okeechobee Health Care Facility, with the A ssociation's 2011 Arthur H. Harris Government Services Award. Mr. McKillop accepted the award from FHCA Senior Vice President/Legislative Committee Chair Scott Allen in Orlando during the FHCA 2011 Annual Conference in front of over 600 long-term care professionals gathered from across the state of Florida. The Award is given annually to an FHCA member who actively engages in the Association's legislative initiatives and advocates on behalf of the profession and long-term care residents at the state and federal level. Mr. McKillop has spent 14 years as administrator of Okeechobee Health Care Facility and more than 50 years w orking in health care. Over the past y ears, Mr. McKillop has played an active role in FHCA's legislative activities and advocating for Florida's long-term care residents and providers. From meeting with lawmakers to educate them about the important work carried out by long-term care providers, or communicating with the media to help them gain a better understanding of the need for adequate Medicaid funding to preserve resident high quality care, Mr. McKillop has been a tremendous spokesperson for the profession. As past president of FHCA District XIII, he helped organize a number of grassroots initiatives, including encouraging fellow members, resident family members and Okeechobee Health Care staff to visit the Capitol and meet with local lawmakers or send emails and letters to share important information about the Association's long-term care legislative priorities. "FHCA is pleased to present Andy McKillop with the Arthur H. Harris Government Services Award," said Emmett Reed, Executive Director of Florida Health Care Association. "His long-standing dedication to the profession and his passion for grassroots advocacy makes him an excellent role model for other long-term care providers across the state." The Arthur H. Harris Government Services Award is given to an FHCA member for his or her hard work and dedication to the Association and its members during the preceding legislative session. The late Arthur H. Harris was a long-time member of FHCA who was always at the ready to advocate on behalf of the profession and the Association. The winner is chosen by previous years' Award recipients and his/her identity is kept secret until the award is bestowed during the FHCA Annual Conference. 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 10 Okeechobee News August 26, 2011 Nursing Home administrator honored for advocac y A ctive older adults less likely to become mentally impaired Special to the Okeechobee NewsAndrew McKillop, (right) administrator of Okeechobee Health Care Facility was recently honored 2011 Arthur H. Harris Government Services Award. It was presented by FHCA Senior Vice President/Legislative Committee Chair Scott Allen in Orlando.

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Okeechobee Utility Authority Budget Summary(v.8 8-11-11)Recap For Newspaper Fiscal Year October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012 REVENUES Other General Revenue Includes: WATER UTILITY REVENUE6,004,645 $ Penalties & Late Charges123,587 $ SEWER UTILITY REVENUE3,715,337 Miscellaneous Unrestricted Revenue35,000 OTHER GENERAL REVENUE341,090 Total Unrestricted Interest Income10,591 CAPITAL CONNECTION REVENUE812,439 Total Restricted Interest Income100,000 BONDS, GRANTS & LOANS (Funding CIP)19,460,000 Fire Hydrant Fund Fees71,912 TOTAL REVENUES FY 201230,333,512 $ Misc Restricted RevenueContributed CapitalEXPENSES (Not Including Depreciation or Amortization)Total Other General Revenue341,090 $ OPERATING EXPENSES-WATER DEPT1, 272,880 $ OPERATING EXPENSES-MAINTENANCE DEPT1, 906,507 FY 2012 Capital Improvement Projects: OPERATING EXPENSES-WASTEWATER DEPT 887,553 Proposed TI & ESFM Capital Projects OPERATING EXPENSES-ADMINISTRATIVE DEPT1, 959,276 Funded From External Sources:18,870,000 $ OPERATING EXPENSES-METER READER DEPT 273,715 Proposed other CIP Expenditures DEBT SERVICE-INTEREST PAYMENTS1, 240,666 Funded From Internal Sources550,000 DEBT SERVICE-PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS2, 081,196 Proposed Departmental Capital Expenditures TRANSFERS & RESTRICTIONS1,841,718 Funded From Internal Sources40,000 DEBT FUNDED CIP EXPENDITURES18, 870,000 TOTAL EXPENSES FY 201230,333,512 $ Total Capital Improvement Projects BUDGETED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) LESS DEPRECIATION$ Expenditures Proposed for FY 201219,460,000 $ BUDGETED DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS (DETAIL) BB&T SERIES 2010A PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS 905,000 $ BB&T SERIES 2010A INTEREST PAYMENTS 444,425 BB&T SERIES 2010B PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS 100,000 BB&T SERIES 2010B INTEREST PAYMENTS 367,524 SRF #1 PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS 496,179 SRF #1 INTEREST PAYMENTS 186,683 SRF #2 PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS 446,875 SRF #2 INTEREST PAYMENTS 190,368 SRF #3 PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS 133,142 SRF #3 INTEREST PAYMENTS51,666 TOTAL BUDGETED DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS FY 2012 3,321,863 $ PUBLISH: 8-24-11 Okeechobee News, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 26, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Flames gutted a large double wide with additions late Monday at 6375 N.E. 128th Avenue and caused over $45,000 in damage, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue said. Lt. Robert Ban eld said crews were dispatched just before 11 p.m. to the Mike Crose residence and found the structure 100 percent involved with the roof collapsed when they arrived. Okeechobee City Firemen provided mutual aid and remen were able to protect some adjacent structures. Ban eld said the origin and the cause of the re remained under investigation. The occupants were able to ee unharmed but were unable to get all of their family pets to safety. The American Red Cross of ce in Okeechobee was at the scene to assist the family of six with their needs. Some 10,000 gallons of water was used to put out the ames and ve units and 10 remen were on the scene for just under four hours working at the re. Two family dogs perished in the ames. Family pets perish in blaze Recent rains allow for navigation through the S-65E lock on riverRising water levels allowed the S-65E navigation lock, the southern-most navigation lock on the Kissimmee River, to be placed back in service Thursday, Aug. 25. The lock permits boaters to navigate between the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee. Weekday hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend hours of operation at this time of year will be from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The lock was closed to boat traf c June 6 as Lake Okeechobee's water level fell below 10 feet NGVD because of shoaling on the lake side of the lock and low water levels inside the lock chamber. The lake level today is 10.57 feet NGVD, which is still more than three feet below average for this time of year. The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) operates navigation locks to provide the greatest access possible for the boating public while maintaining ood control and water supply for the region. North shore Lake Okeechobee navigation locks at J&S Fish Camp, Henry Creek, Taylor Creek, Buckhead Ridge and Lakeport all are closed with no locktender on duty at this time because of low water levels. The S-310 navigation lock at Clewiston is secured in the open position to allow boat traf c to pass. Navigation locks on the Okeechobee Waterway, which includes the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie Canal, are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Information for those navigation locks may be obtained by calling the USACE South Florida Operations Of ce at 863-983-8101. Kissimmee River navigation lock returns to service Free Pregnancy tests are available at the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee. Of ce located at 500 NW 6th Street and you may call the of ce at 863-467-8748. Free Parenting Classes available for mothers (and fathers) to be or those already with babies on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Call the of ce at 863-467-8748. Come nd out about the Baby Boutique! 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Finance director India Riedel stated that this is because the 1.5 percent increase is awarded to individual employees on the anniversary date of their employment based on the calendar year rather than the city’s scal year. However, executive salaries for the nance department show a 37.5 percent increase. That is because the proposed city budget contains funding for the new position of nance director. This position had been vacant since a few years before current administrator Brian Whitehall came here six years ago. At the April 5 city council meeting the council voted unanimously to promote the current accounts supervisor, India Riedel, to nance director. The new position requires additional analysis and collection of data as well as the demand to devote more attention to compliance issues. At that time it was decided that the title change and job description would take effect on April 6. However, the council agreed not to consider any salary adjustments until the budget review when all salaries would be looked at. Mr. Whitehall said he went back to the salary of the old ance director and tried to bring it up to date. The current annual salary for the accounts supervisor is $37,559. Mr. Whitehall said the salary gure he arrived at for the nance director of, $50,470, which includes step increases, is less than the county or OUA director of nance receives and less than the salary of nance directors in similar sized cites belonging to the Florida League of Cities.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. C ity budget includes funding for nance director By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Should the sale of beer and wine be allowed in Flagler Park for special events? That w as the question discussed by the Okeechobee City Council at their meeting on Tuesday evening, Aug. 16. While the discussion brought out some reluctance, the topic was left open for further action and the city administrator was directed to draw up an appropriate ordinance for the council to consider. Now the owner of the park, the Hamrick Trust, has given an opinion on the issue. Michael M. Hamrick, co-trustee, sent a letter to Mayor James Kirk on Aug. 22. The letter said in part: “Please know that Gil Culbreth and I, the co-trustees of the Hamrick Trust, have discussed this matter and we are both in agreement that such a policy should not be implemented for Flagler Park. We are concerned that such a policy would actually lead to a decline in the use of the park property by families. We urge you and the council to vote against any such ordinance that may be proposed.” At no time in preparation for the council meeting or during the discussion at the meeting was the opinion of the Hamrick Trust considered. Now the ball is in the council’s court, It remains to be seen what action, if any, will be taken. The mayor was strongly opposed to the idea as were several citizens who spoke at the meeting.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Hamrick Trust opposes alcohol sales The nancial-services rm Edward Jones recently was named the No. 2 large company on the Best Companies to Work for in Florida ranking, according to Sharon A Ming, an Edward Jones nancial advisor in Okeechobee. Florida Trend teamed up with the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., to rank the states best employers. One hundred companies were named Best Companies to W ork for in Florida for 2011, divided into 31 large companies, 38 medium-sized companies and 31 small companies by the number of people they employ in Florida. The ranking was based on an employer inventory of practices and an anonymous survey of employees, who were asked to agree or disagree with dozens of statements about the rm, teamwork and their individual experience at the rm. On the 2010 list, Edward Jones ranked No. 8. Edward Jones has 383 branches throughout Florida, including Edward Jones of Okeechobee, located at 107 Southwest 17th Street. The rm is growing, adding branches and seeking new nancial advisors who are interested in operating an entrepreneurial ofce with the support and bene ts of one of the oldest and largest rms in the industry. The Best Companies to Work for in Florida honor is the most recent in a series of important recognitions the rm has received. For the 12th year, Edward Jones was named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” by Fortune magazine in its annual listing. The rm took the No. 11 overall spot in the Fortune ranking and was named to the No. 2 spot for large companies. For more information on Edward Jones of Okeechobee, located at 107 Southwest 17th Street, please contact Sharon A Ming at 863-357-4724. Edward Jones is No. 2 on Best Companies to Work For list 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. Please call 863-462-5180 for more information and to make an appointment.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Sheriff Paul May has recognized the exemplary actions and dedication of employees of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce (OCSO) and a road patrol squad. All of those being recognized have been selected as the OCSO employees of the quarter for the second quarter. “We are very proud of these employees for what they do—day in and day out. These are the employees from the second quarter that won, but many more are deserving,” said Sheriff May. “I am very proud of what these people do for their county. I am very humbled to work with them.” The employees are nominated from four categories—administration, citizen volunteer, detention deputy and law enforcement. Deborah Courson was nominated for administration employee of the quarter by Lieutenant John Cain. Ms. Courson works in the control room at the Okeechobee County J ail and, said Lt. Cain, the work there can be very stressful and often requires multitasking. “Ms. Courson always does what is asked of her in timely manner, and is punctual and seldom absent from work,” said Lt. Cain. “She is a de nite asset to the sheriff’s ofce.” The citizen volunteer of the quarter is J ack Williamson, who is a member of the Citizens on Patrol unit. He was nominated by Michael Musto of Lake Worth, who lives in Okeechobee County part time. “He (Mr. Williamson) cares deeply about w hat he does and strives to do an excellent job protecting the properties in the neighborhood,” said Mr. Musto. Detention Deputy Gary Cashwell was nominated by Lt. Cain for his work in the recreation yard and the weekend work program. Lt. Cain said what Deputy Cashwell does requires accurate documentation, attention to detail and planning. “Deputy Cashwell makes sure that inmates receive their required hours of recreation. He also keeps track of persons assigned to the weekend work program, and makes sure they are compliant with their court sentence,” said Lt. Cain. Two OCSO deputies were nominated in the law enforcement category. Deputies Arlene Durbin and Steven Pollock were nominated by Deputy Sergeant Clif Gill for helping Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue with a possible overdose patient. Sgt. Gill said the deputies were rst on the scene and found the victim to be nonresponsive. The victim’s lips were blue and she had no pulse. The deputies performed CPR and the woman began to respond. “Due to the teamwork of these two deputies the victim was revived and transported to Raulerson Hospital,” said Sgt. Gill. “Their actions deserve recognition and are a statement to the training and professionalism of this department.” Road Patrol A Squad was also recognized for its quick response and teamwork in successfully and safely apprehending a suspect w anted for attempted murder in Orange County. On June 4 the squad responded to a home where the suspect was reported to be hiding. The squad, along with Deputy Brian Cross and K-9 Barco, set up a perimeter around the home. After gaining entry into the home, the deputies arrested the suspect as well as a second person who was also wanted. Members of Squad A are: Sgt. Gill, Corporal Paul Ferrell, Deputy Durbin, Deputy Corporal Donald Ellis, Deputy Ignacio Astacio, Deputy Steven McKinley, Deputy Adrian Rogers, Deputy John Hazy, Deputy Steven Pollock, Deputy Rusty Harts eld, Dispatch Corporal Liz Kelly, Dispatcher Kelly Lancaster, Dispatcher Natalie Taylor and Dispatcher Adela Nunez. Deputy Cross and K-9 Barco, who assisted with the apprehensions, are members o f Road Patrol Squad B. All those named as employees of the quarter, will now be eligible to win employee of the year honors in their respective categories. 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Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 26, 2011 OCSO top employees of the quarter named Submitted photo/ OCSODeborah Courson (center) has been named the employee of the quarter in the administrative division for the second quarter for the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. Presenting Ms. Courson with her certi cate are Jail Administrator Ronnie White (left) and Sheriff Paul May (right). Submitted photo/ OCSOSheriff Paul May (second from left) presents Jack Williamson with a certi cate for being named the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce employee of the second quarter in the citizen volunteer category. Flanking Sheriff May and Mr. Williamson are Deputy Sergeant Keith Stripling (far left) and Major Noel Stephen (far right). Sgt. Stripling heads up the Citizens on Patrol unit, of which Mr. Williamson is a member.

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Buy 2 get 2 FREE tire sale valid on purchase of a set of four in stock select Yokohama, Cooper *(excluding Trendsetter SE) b rand tires, Pirelli Scorpion ATR, Nitto Crosstek and Sumitomo radials with purchase of a premium tire installation package with Roadside As sistance for each tire and a one year wheel alignment policy on same vehicle at time of purchase from Thursday August 25, 2011 through S unday August 28, 2011 ONLY. No carryouts. Not valid with any other tire discount or offer. While supplies last. See store for details CHOOSE FROM SELECT: YOKOHAMA, COOPER, PIRELLI, NITTO AND MORE DURING THIS SALE! 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 26, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ VFW 9528Supplies for kidsBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 and Women’s Auxiliary drove over 30 miles to be at the Moore Haven Elementary Open House, where Glades County students and parents were eager to meet the staff and prepare for the new school year. BHR VFW members who participated including Bobbie Miller, Sally Edwards, Elois Roberts, Boots Deatherage, Jake Shaw, Commissioner Bob Giesler, Penny Rockerfeller, Robert Hare, and Commander Gordy Bruems, presented Principal Brickel and Vice Principal Pollitt with 52 backpacks full of essential supplies for students. These donated items are sure to help many students get started off to a great school year. As the new school year begins, students and parents’ lives can be simpler and their efforts more successful by using their local libraries. Florida public libraries provide electronic resources, books, and assistance that can help students succeed in their school work. The Division of Library and Information Services of the Florida Department of State partners with local libraries and provides a comprehensive foundation of resources called the Florida Electronic Library (FEL) that is available to all Floridians. These libraries and the FEL support K-12 students and schools on evenings, weekends, and holidays, and complement services prov ided by school media specialists. While many libraries are nishing up their summer schedules with back to school programs, this is a good time for students and parents to make a mental note of the w ays public libraries can help them during the year ahead. It is also a good idea to check your local library for a schedule of events and programs.  Computers and Internet Access – Public libraries offer computers with Internet connections, word processing software, printers and assistance in using them. Most libraries provide free wiso you can bring your laptop, tablet, or eReader with you!  Reader’s Advisory – Libraries are still in the business of helping readers nd books to match their needs and interests. When students need help nding the right book for that report, librarians are ready to help. A nd they have copies of The Sunshine State Reading list and other lists teachers use to guide students’ reading development.  Help with Research for Reports and A ssignments – Research can be an intimidating undertaking for students regardless of their grade level. Librarians help young students identify resources appropriate for their grade and help them get comfortable using them. Online Resources – Most libraries prov ide licensed material from their web sites that teachers require and that is not freely available on the Internet. Teachers generally require students to use reliable published sources, reference material, and magazine and journal articles, and local libraries pay license fees in order to provide them. This is important for students and parents to keep in mind when deciding which information to use on the Internet. You will nd these listed on your library’s website under electronic resources or homework help.  Florida Electronic Library – The FEL, a service of the Division of Library and Information Services of the Florida Department of State, provides a comprehensive collection of information on a wide range of topics for Floridians of all ages, including resources selected especially for K-12 students. The intent is that the peer-reviewed material covers all areas of knowledge and at reading levels that make it accessible for all. A few of the resources can be categorized as: Florida History; General Reference; Health; Newspapers; Magazine and journal articles; Photos, paintings and art; Basic ebooks; and, Business and jobs/careers resources. Ask a Librarian.org – This statewide service assists all Floridians, including students, with homework questions and research projects. There are 117 Florida libraries, including public, college, and university libraries, that collaborate to provide Floridians with free online reference service from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday (EST) and until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Free Ebooks – Many libraries license popular e-books, including books for young readers, that customers can check out or download from the library’s websites to their eReaders or computers. These are exciting times as K-12 students – indeed all Floridians – are challenged to master the 21st Century learning and information skills necessary for success in today’s world. Florida public libraries are prepared and ready to make K-12 student’s and parents’ lives easier and help students succeed! Visit www. alib.org or call 386-438-5795 for more information. Libraries help students succeed

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE Advertise in the Medical DirectoryCall 763-3134 today! 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL The 2010 … 2011 Medical Information Guide is available online at http://specialsections.newszap.comUse this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Specializing in: A d u l t & P e d i a t r i c U r o l o g y B l a d d e r & K i d n e y I n f e c t i o n s I m p o t e n c e / I m p l a n t s N o S c a l p e l V a s e c t o m y215 N.E.19th Dr. Okeechobee (863) 763-0217 Board Certified In Urology RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Visit us online atwww.newszap.com REHAB THERAPY/NURSING HOME VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL S.Scott Tapper,M.D.,F.A.C.S.Board Certified General Vascular Surgeon 2169 S.E. Ocean Blvd. StuartSpecializing in the Removal of Varicose VeinsMinimally Invasive In Office ProcedurePerformed more than 1500 Endo Venous Laser Ablation proceduresInsurance Accepted Before Aftersymmetrylaservein.com772-286-5501 Advertising in the Okeechobee News is a bright idea!Call 763-3134 today! RAULERSONPRIMARYCARE J o s e V i l l a r r e a l D O Dr. Villarreal is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. N e w P r i m a r y C a r e P h y s i c i a nAccepting New Patients & Walk-ins Evening Hours Available Per Request 2 0 2 N E 2 n d A v e O k e e c h o b e e F L 3 4 9 7 28 6 3 4 6 7 2 1 5 9www.raulersonprimarycare.com Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NParrott Ave Okeechobee DOYOUNEEDTOTALK? CALL863.467.9500Can Y o u r Skin Cancer be Cured with 5 days of Radiation? CO M EINFO RF R E E I N F O R M A T I O N FOLLOWUSONFACEBOOK.COM/RADIATIONDOCTORRamesh Kumar MD, William Crook MD and Julie Santelli MD BoardCertified Radiation OncologistsWe Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities 18 Okeechobee News August 26, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE 2 2 0 2 N E 1 9T HD r i v e € O k e e c h o b e e € F o r a p p o i n t m e n t s c a l l (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD€Comprehensive Medical & Preventive Care €Routine Annual Physicals €Well Woman Exam €Geriatric Care €Management of: Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus Menopause Depression Arthritis D D i p l o m a t e A m e r i c a n B o a r d o f F a m i l y M e d i c i n eAccepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted GYNECOLOGIST DERMATOLOGY HEALTHCARE Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility€Specialized Wound Care €Full Time Medical Director €Dialysis Support €Alzheimers Support Groups €Intravenous Therapy €Resident & Family Council Groups €Specialized HIV Care €Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy €24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing €Therapeutic Activities€ Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O € 230 South Barfield Hwy € Pahokee561-924-5561€ www.floridacare.net Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton Caring for Those You Care About120 BEDS MRI OKEECHOBEES FINEST OPEN MRI115 NE 3rd St. Suite A863-824-6736SPECIALTYTRAINED/BOARD CERTIFIED RADIOLOGISTSThe Best is Right Here! OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE2 Blocks North of CVSDrugstore HEALTH Advertise in the Medical DirectoryCall 763-3134 today!The 2010 … 2011 Medical Information Guide is available online at http://specialsections.newszap.comUse this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website www.newszap.com James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee 19 Okeechobee News A ugust 26, 2011

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Outta’ the WoodsBy Tony YoungFWC With the dog days of summer upon us, it’s hard to think about hunting. But if you’re between the ages of 16 and 36, and haven’t y et taken the state’s hunter safety class— now’s just the time to be thinking about it. Many of these classes, offered statewide, ll up fast during hunting season while people scramble to get certi ed. Summer months offer smaller class sizes and offer a better opportunity for students to attend, because they often have more free time then. People 16 years old or older and born after May 31, 1975, must complete the FWC’s hunter safety requirement before they can buy a Florida hunting license. There is an exception though. A law passed a few years ago that allows individuals to hunt under the supervision of a licensed hunter, 21 years old or older, without having to complete the state’s hunter safety certi cation. It’s called the Hunter Safety Deferral License, and it allows those people who purchase one to hunt on a one-year trial basis. It’s designed to encourage experienced hunters to teach novice hunters about our sport and is a great incentive for getting more people to give hunting a try. Individuals taking advantage of this would have to pass a hunter safety class to be eligible to buy a license and hunt the following year. If you’re a youngster and already hunt, I suggest you go ahead and take a hunter safety class before you turn 16. Of course, until then, you may hunt under adult superv ision. You can register for a hunter safety class by going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by contacting your nearest FWC regional of ce. A lso, there are two versions for your convenience. There’s the traditional course, which is 12 hours of classroom instruction plus a fourhour “ eld day,” or you can opt for taking the online or CD-ROM version at home. But, y ou’ll still have to sign up for the “skills day” part. The traditional course is offered during four weekdays or on a Saturday-Sunday. If you take it during the week, each session is three hours and offered after normal working hours. On the weekend, you’ll spend eight hours Saturday and four hours Sunday morning in the classroom. The remainder of Sunday you’ll move over to the shooting range to complete your certi cation. The rst thing you’ll learn about in the traditional class is Florida’s many hunting laws. An FWC law enforcement of cer gives this introduction. Volunteer hunter safety instructors teach the remaining curriculum. You’ll be taught ethics, hunter responsibility, parts of rearms, various hunting lingo and the proper way to shoot. You’ll discover the differences between various bullets, calibers and gauges; how to identify game animals; and learn wildlife conservation and best management practices for native species. In addition, you’ll nd out about outdoor survival techniques and learn how to administer rst aid in the eld. Archery and fundamentals of bowhunting also are taught. In your last hour in the classroom, you’ll be given a standardized test of true and false and multiple-choice questions. All you need is to score an 80 percent or better, and then you get to move outside to the shooting range for the eld day portion. This part takes about four hours. During that time, you’ll get to shoot clay pigeons with a shotgun, practice your archery skills and target practice with a .22 ri e. You’ll also receive a muzzleloader demonstration, where you’ll have the chance to shoot one if you’d like. All guns, bows, targets and ammo are provided. All you have to do is take aim! After you complete the eld day, you’ll be given your hunter safety card. At that point you can purchase a Florida hunting license and get ready for opening day. If you choose to take the hunter safety class online or by CD-ROM, you’ll learn all o f the above-mentioned material and be given a practice test to prepare you for the last segment – the skills day. Skill days take about four hours to complete. You’ll learn much of what is taught during the traditional course, including hunting laws and ethics, how to handle rearms safely, when to take a shot and where to place the crosshairs. Then you’ll get to shoot on the range and be given the same standardized test. Take hunter safety and get ready for opening day! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (863) 763-2104Se Habla Espaol CALL FOR A LIST OF FORECLOSURESDavid Hazellief € 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief € 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt € 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder € 863-610-2485 www.century21okeechobee.com€ Email: century21okeechobee@earthlink.net € 1200 S.Parrott Ave. N N E E W W L L I I S S T T I I N N G G R R E E D D U U C C E E D D N N E E W W L L I I S S T T T I I N N G G N N E E W W L L I I S S T T I I N N G G 5015-H: Dixie Ranch Est 3 bdrm 2 bath concrete blk home at the of the cul-de-sac on 2 lots..one lot has fence yard, concrete drive, back screen porch. $84,000 MLS #204757€FORECLOSURE Buildable Lots in Oaks at Okeechobee total of 5 sites each $8,900 Make Offer €50.4+/-ACRES SR 710 MLS #204068 €Viking 6 acres $20,000 (Owner Finance a possibility) €FORECLOSURE Viking 1.25 acre $3,400 or better offer. MLS #205025 € LOT (50X142.5) S.W. addition $7,000 MLS #2050813004-H: Kings Bay home, enclosed back porch and screened front porch, garage, appliance stay. Easy to show $54,000 MLS #205168 3003-H: Kings Bay home wood floors, screened porch, concrete driveway. Easy to show. $54,000 MLS #205169 5018-M: Pine Ridge Park 3/2 det 2 car garage with loft for storage, 2 driveways. Very well maintained. Close to the convenience store. MLS #204938 5024-M: Fixer upper-Mobile home on 4.93+/acres. Needs work. Bassinger just off 700 A $62,000 MLS #205138 3000-M: Treasure Island 3 bedroom 2 bath DW MH. All double pane windows and sliding glass door. Two carport, 2 sheds, screened rm, back porch. $58,900 MLS #205163 N N E E W W L L I I S S T T I I N N G G 20 Okeechobee News August 26, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Kevin Sallette has played two years for the Treasure Coast Bobcats of the Florida Football Alliance. The former Brahman football player was a standout when he played under Tod Dresser. The Alliance is considered one of the top semi pro leagues in the nation and the Bobcats have a rich tradition of success. The Bobcats were originally the Port St. Lucie Bobcats and came about when the Stuart Hornets and the Fort Pierce Fire merged. In 2009 the team was ranked #1 in the nation as they nished 13-0. Coach Tim Caffey was the offensive coordinator for that team and has been the head coach for the past three years. He said the league is for adults over 18 who want to play football. “We try to provide an opportunity for young men and old men, whoever wants to play a little football in one of the top leagues,” he said. The league provides exposure for young men who want to go beyond semi pro. Since 2009, six players in the league have moved on to higher leagues like Arena Football, the United Football League, Junior Colleges, and even one player to the National Football League. Caffey said he’d like to see more players from Okeechobee join the team. “We’d love to get more interest. We always look for players. In semi-pro leagues the guys have jobs and a family and they don’t get paid. They truly play for the love of the game,” he added. Sallette has played two years for the team. In his rst year he was named rookie of the year for the team as he played at cornerback and special teams. Last spring was an injuryriddled year for Sallette. “We really didn’t know much about him when he rst came out. He’s not the biggest guy in the world but I guarantee you he has the biggest heart,” Caffey said. Sallette proved to the coaches that he belonged and became a solid runner, receiver, and cover corner. “He’s a very respectful young man and he has worked hard at playing the game. I think he has represented Okeechobee very well,” he noted. “He is well respected around the league. When our all star corner back was hurt he stepped in and didn’t miss a beat.” The Bobcats play their games in the winter and spring and most of their home games are held at South County Stadium in St. Lucie West. The league is also open to 17 year olds who have completed their high school careers. Parents must sign a waiver for these players to participate. “I de nitely feel this league gives guys an opportunity. If Kevin were a few years younger he’s de nitely a guy that colleges would ght over. There are a lot of kids that don’t play for high school powerhouses and go unnoticed. That doesn’t mean the kid can’t play,” he added. Semi pro football leagues available to local players

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Purchase of easements on nearly 24,000 acres of agricultural land plannedAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $100 million in nancial assistance to acquire permanent easements from eligible landowners in four counties and assist w ith wetland restoration on nearly 24,000 acres of agricultural land in the Northern Everglades Watershed. The wetland restoration will reduce the amount of surface w ater leaving the land, slowing water runoff and the concentration of nutrients entering the public water management system and ultimately Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. This is the largest amount of funding Florida has ever received for projects in the same watershed through the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) in a single year. "Protecting and restoring the Northern Everglades is critical not just to Floridians, but to all Americans," said Mr. Vilsack. "Today's announcement demonstrates the Obama A dministration's strong commitment to conserve our national treasures, enhance the quality and quantity of our water, and secure the economic opportunities afforded by a healthy Everglades ecosystem. This announcement would not be possible without our local conservation partners and our relationship with private landowners who play a critical role in restoring wetlands and protecting wildlife in this unique habitat." Vilsack also participated in a signing ceremony with A.J. Suarez of Hendry County Nursery Farmsa landowner who will bene t from the funding. Mr. Suarez signed an agreement with USDA to start the process to acquire the easement rights to 3,782 acres. After the signing ceremony, Mr. Vilsack toured the 550-acre Winding Waters Natural Area, a site restored with $1.5 million from WRP in 2007. The nature area, owned by Palm Beach County, is home to bird species such as little blue heron, snowy egret and great egret, white ibis and Florida sandhill crane. It also contains large areas of pine atwoods, Cyprus forests, freshwater marshes and wet prairies. Under WRP, landowners sell development rights to land and place it in a conservation easement that permanently maintains that land as agriculture and open space. USDA plans to purchase these permanent easements from eligible private landowners and assist with wetland restoration in Glades, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee Counties. The easements will contribute to the connection of public and private lands and help form a conservation corridor from the Kissimmee River to Everglades National Park. Easements on existing conservation lands provide the large open spaces, food resources and connectivity needed to sustain wide-ranging animals like the federally endangered Florida panther. Other species found on these lands include the crested caracara, Florida black bear, red-cockaded woodpecker and the whooping crane. USDA continues to demonstrate its commitment to restoring the Northern Everglades through increased nancial and technical assistance to landowners. USDA has provided a total of $189 million in WRP funding during the past two scal years to help farmers protect and restore wetlands in the Northern Everglades. Last scal year, USDA obligated $89 million through WRP to acquire easements on almost 26,000 acres of land in the Fisheating Creek Watershed, located in remote Highlands County. Four landowners on ve adjoining ranches enrolled the nearly 26,000 acres into the program, making it one of the largest contiguous easement acquisitions in WRP's history. An additional 12,000 acres were acquired through WRP in other counties, bringing the total potential acres acquired since 2010 to more than 60,000. Placing these acres into permanent easements supports the Obama Administration's commitment to protecting private lands through its America's Great Outdoors Initiative. Working with conservation partners and others, USDA helps communities nd local solutions to natural resource issues such as protecting a large-scale ecosystem like the Northern Everglades. Placing easements on working agricultural land like those announced today helps improve watershed health, the vitality of agricultural lands and aesthetics, and the economies of local communities. For information about WRP, please visit www.nrcs.usda.gov. 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. 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RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com 21 Okeechobee News A ugust 26, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Brahman Lady Volleyball squad got off to a good start Tuesday night as they swept Lake Placid in three straight games at the Sebring Preseason Classic. Coach Todd Jones said he wanted to see all 11 of his players get some experience in the tournament and he got his wish in the lopsided game with the Lady Green Dragons. Paige McCrary had six kills at the net while Sarah Davis had 19 service points and four aces. Okeechobee advanced to play the host, Sebring, in the championship game. The varsity squad this year includes Taylor Williams, Erin Hudson, Paige McCrary, Maci Thomas, Darby Jones, Krista Ward, Sarah Davis, Kyla Hargraves, Janet Smith, Rebekah Bryan, and Maranda Serrano. The Lady Brahmans open their home schedule on Thursday, Sept. 8, against Summit Christian. Volleyball team beats Lake Placid USDA to improve Everglades water quality

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OKEECHOBEE COMMONS863-467-9771 TDD 711 402 NW 10th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Accepting applications for affordable 1 bedroom apartments for quali ed applicants. Elderly age 62+ and disabled, with or without children. Rent starts at $662.00 monthly with income based rental assistance available. Units equipped with central heat and AC, stove, refrigerator, carpet and blinds.This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Services Ann’s Affordable House Keeping and More at Reasonable Rates. Please call anytime at 863-824-0113 Free Estimates SpecialNotice Need a Snapper Lawnmower for parts please call 863-261-5915 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time LAWN MAINTENANCE Minimum of 2 years Commercial exp. Must have transportation/ Valid Drivers License. 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Quali cations: strong communication skills, ability to work independently,computer skills,reliable transportation, some weekend and/or evening hours, bi-lingual preferred. AA degree or HS diploma required. Please send your resume to Healthy Start Coalition, Inc., P.O. Box 2560, Okeechobee, FL 34973 or Fax to 863-462-5878. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 Excavation CLEARING & HAULING Dump Truck, Back Hoe & Bobcat Services by Jason Summerford (863)634-7771 LandscapeTractor Service, bushog mowing, boxblade, loader, overgrown lots, cleanups, etc...licensed/insured, best rates, call Ralph (863)634-4179 or (863)467-7415 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments 1,2 or 3 Bedroom Apartments For Rent discounted $60 per month and Yearly RV Spots for $175 mo. located by 15b and 441. Call 561-386-5636 or 561-968-2083 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 AFFORDABLE APART. IN TOWN 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. 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 IN TOWN nice area. Utilities included. $650. mo, 1st & sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861 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. OKEECHOBEELarge 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 Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent 2 Bdrm Townhome Furnished in Kings Bay $800 plus sec., Also 2 Bdrm Duplex Unfurnished in the City w/New Carpet $575 mo plus sec. 863-634-8331 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 TAYLOR CREEK Condos: Avail. Immed. Fully furnished, Pool, Tennis & Boat Dock 1br/1ba + Utilities. $625. Annual Lease. 215-359-7779 Houses-Rent 2BR/2BA w/ 5 acres and pond. In Fort Drum area $600/mo. New ooring, a/c, and w/d. (863)447-6009. NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the city limits, Avail Immed. $900/mo + 1st, & deposit. (863)465-0053 Houses-Rent Dixie Ranch Acres area 3 br clean, quiet $700/mo. water & lawn care included. $200 security. NO DOGS. Call 863-610-0001 IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/ 2Ba, $1,000 mo. + 1st, last, sec. & refs. Call Barry for more info. 772-216-1461 OKEE 3/2, $598 mo. or 2/1, $459 mo. Beautiful ranch setting located 12 miles N.E. of town. Water, Lawn, pest, and trash incl. Pasture avail. Recently remodeled. Move in special. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800. No Pets. OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba, tile throughout, $800 mo. & up. 1st & sec. moves you in. (561)248-3888 or (863)599-0156 OfficeSpace RentProfessional of ce space for rent. Park Street Of ce Suites Down Town Okeechobee Starting@ $250.00 per month 863-634-7622 VacationRentals Choose from 2/2 or 1/1 Beautifully furnished rentals located at River Bluff Fishing Resort on the Kissimmee River. With or without utilities. Call today, You’ll think your on vacation!(863)467-4317 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses-SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. 2bdrm/1bath house $2,500.00 down $731.83 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent 1 Bedroom Trailer $350 monthly or $100 per week. $550 to move in Call 863-634-8954. KISSIMMEE RIVE R Estates, 2 Bedroom, 17503 Broadland Ln. Nice, clean home w/car port and 3 large sheds. $500 mo. + $550 sec. Lawn & Water maintenance included. 317-402-5441 or 863-261-4138. MINT CONDITION 3-2 Double Wide built in 05 $625.00 a month 1st and last. Four Seasons Call Steve 863-801-1739 NEWLY REMODELED Available Immediately 2BR/2BA Double Wide Stove Frig. $700 mo. (863)634-8885 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 22 Okeechobee News August 26, 2011

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PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF MEETING The Board of County Commissioners will be in attendance at a meeting on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 10:15 am, at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Commission Chambers, Okeechobee, Florida. This meeting is being presented by Senator Bill Nelson to update Okeechobee County on the affairs in Washington and solicit local concerns. Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida 395978 ON 8/26/2011 NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the County Commission of Okeechobee County will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of annual solid waste collection special assessments for the provision of residential solid waste collection and disposal services within the unincorporated area of Okeechobee County that constitutes the Okeechobee County Municipal Service Bene t Unit for Residential Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Services. The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on September 13, 2011, in the Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the County Commission. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County at (863) 763-9312 prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of residential use property will be based upon the total number of dwelling units attributed to that parcel. Copies of the Solid Waste Collection, Disposal and Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution, the proposed Annual Rate Resolution for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2011 and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the of ce of the County Administrator located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 103, Okeechobee, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2011, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certi cate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County at (863) 763-9312, on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Margaret Garrard-Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners 395998 ON 8/26/2011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice NOTICE OF OUA MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ces, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to adopt the FY2012 Budget. All interested parties for or against the proposed Budget and other changes can be heard at said time and place. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director’s Of ce at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford Executive Director 395980 ON 8/26/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD073 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that HANH KIM TONG the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3261 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOT 1 BLOCK 26 3-15-37-35-0010-00260-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LOUIS L NEAL SR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of September, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392444 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 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 PublicNotice NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the County Commission of Okeechobee County will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of annual emergency medical service special assessments for the provision of emergency medical services, programs, and facilities within the incorporated and unincorporated area of Okeechobee County that constitutes the Okeechobee County Municipal Service Bene t Unit for Emergency Medical Services. The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on September 13, 2011, in the Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the County Commission within 20 days of this notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County at (863) 763-9312 prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of residential use property will be based upon the total number of dwelling units attributed to that parcel. Copies of the Emergency Medical Service Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution, the proposed Annual Rate Resolution for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2011 and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the of ce of the County Administrator located at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 103, Okeechobee, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2011, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certi cate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County at (863) 763-9312, on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Margaret Garrard-Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners 395999 ON 8/26/2011 NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF FIRE RESCUE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the County Commission of Okeechobee County will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of annual re rescue special assessments for the provision of re rescue services, programs, and facilities within the unincorporated area of Okeechobee County that constitutes the Okeechobee County Municipal Service Bene t Unit for Fire Rescue Services. The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. September 13, 2011, in the Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the County Commission within 20 days of this notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County at (863) 763-9312 prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of residential use property will be based upon the total number of dwelling units attributed to that parcel. Copies of the Fire Rescue Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution, the proposed Annual Rate Resolution for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2011 and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the of ce of the County Administrator located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 103, Okeechobee, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2011, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certi cate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County at (863) 763-9312, on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Margaret Garrard-Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners 396000 ON 8/26/2011 MobileHomeSale BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 OKEECHOBEELg. 3br/ 2ba DW, w/14x40 addition, metal roof, FP, 11x20 shop, on Canal. Covered dock & slip. Sprinklers, 20’ $75K O.B.O. 772-321-1835 or 772-664-6799. Palm Harbor Homes Has 3 Modular Homes Available at HUGE Savings... Over 40K Off 800-622-2832 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 Parts/Repairs 1993 Honda Accord No title, for parts or whole car asking $700 Call 863-697-0813 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? PublicNotice 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 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 acco rding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 15th day of September, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 392098 ON 8/5,12,19,26/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 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 acco rding 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 PublicNotice 23 Okeechobee News A ugust 26, 2011 PublicNotice No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. ADVERTISEand Get Resultswww.newszap.com click on classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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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 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 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 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 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 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” USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CON SERVATION 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 AWAY 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 24 Okeechobee News August 26, 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 instrument 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 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 PublicNotice 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 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 PublicNotice 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 PublicNotice 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 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 PublicNotice PublicNotice 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 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 PublicNotice 25 Okeechobee News A ugust 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 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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Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter to consider nal reading of the following Ordinance into law: Ord No. 1072: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER 6 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, CODE OF ORDINANCES; PARTICULARLY SECTION 6-1, 6-2 AND THEREOF; TO PROVIDE FOR SALE OF LIQUOR ON SUNDAYS IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES; TO PROVIDE FOR SALES OF LIQUOR ON SUNDAYS BY BONA FIDE RESTAURANTS; CREATING PROVISION FOR SPECIAL PERMIT FOR RESTAURANT SALES; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; AMENDING DISTANCE FROM CHURCH, SCHOOLS OR DAY CARE CENTERS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. Please contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 396032 ON 8/26/2011 Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 26 Okeechobee News August 26, 2011 Public Notice Public Notice ACROSS 1 Speaker booster 7 Overcharged illegally 13 Western evergreen named for its eventual bark color 14 Theoretical, as profits 16 Unending, in poetry 17 Based on medical observation instead of theory 19 White sale items 20 Like expensive fight seats 21 Bearded blossom 22 Enthusiasm 24 Chief Valhalla god 25 Makes automatic 28 God, in Guadalajara 29 Dont move, FidoŽ 30 Adjective for a yellow bikini, in a 1960 #1 hit 32 More shadowy, as evening 36 Slanders 37 Punctual 38 Carry 39 Eddie __, New York cop involved in the actual French ConnectionŽ 40 Winter Olympics contestants 46 OR activity 47 It might save your skin 48 Mariners heading 49 Shoves off 52 Again and again? 54 Small and unimportant, as a Western town 55 __ powder 56 Garden tool 57 Plaza Hotel sprite 58 Divers fishing implements 59 Classified DOWN 1 Its before the main event, briefly 2 Hang it up, so to speak 3 Blissful 4 Anew 5 State where the Mississippi R. originates 6 Oscar winners, e.g. 7 Have a wild time 8 Modern way to shop 9 __ arms 10 Turf controller 11 TV series opener 12 Tough job for a beauty contestant judge 15 Contact the harbor master from ones ship 18 Camera parts 23 Inventive sort? 26 Sure __ standing ...Ž 27 Oscar winners winnings 31 Na or Cl, e.g. 32 Playground retort 33 Salve 34 Appetizers 35 Royal office 36 Magic charm 38 Tractor attachments 41 Wilhelms title in WWI Germany 42 Sitting room 43 Draw out 44 Disqualify (oneself), as a judge 45 Appeared to be 50 A few 51 Weapons, in Latin 53 Head light? By Merle Baker (c)2009 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 09/19/09 09/19/09 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Sudoku and Crossword Puzzle Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesp erson in town. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Special to the Okeechobee News/ Donna HuthRotary guestRotarian Benton extended a warm Rotary welcome to guest speaker Mary Thomas, program specialist for The Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc., covering Okeechobee County. The program teaches skills needed to live independently, such as cooking, money management, socialization and preparing for a job. They will customize skills training to meet the individual needs and will teach skills one-on-one or in a group setting. With this program people with disabilities are able to have a better way of life. For more information on the program call their West Palm of ce at 561-966-4288.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News D.J. Washington accounted for four touchdowns and Ty’Ronte Files rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown as Okeechobee defeated John Carroll 39-21 in the preseason kickoff classic held Wednesday night at Brahman Stadium. Washington threw for 108 yards and rushed for 104 yards while Al Morris and Zac Wing eld caught touchdown passes for Okeechobee and accounted for another 108 y ards. All of the skill players said the real credit must go to the offensive line that did an excellent job opening holes for the Brahman runners. “It was just my line because they played excellent tonight,” Washington said, “I give praise to them and to God.” Okeechobee kept John Carroll defenders out of the back eld and many times the running backs simply refused to be tackled. John Carroll coach Kevin Wald said his kids got into some bad habits like arm tackles in the rst half. He said Okeechobee manhandled his team in the rst half. “Okeechobee was more physical than us up front,” he said. “I think our kids did a better job in the second half. I didn’t expect it to be perfect tonight.” Okeechobee had 15 rst downs as a team and 10 of those came in the rst half. The Brahmans also converted 50-percent of their third down conversions. John Carroll also shot itself in the foot with ve turnovers, which included three interceptions. Al Morris said this game proved Okeechobee could come together as a team and play hard. “The offensive line gave the running backs big holes to run through and gave the quarterback enough time to throw the ball,” he said. He also praised the wide receivers for their blocks down eld. Okeechobee had several big plays with Files breaking runs of 45, 37, and 22 yards in the rst half. Washington escaped for a 24-yard touchdown run. Morris also caught a 49-yard touchdown pass which was actually a short crossing pattern that he broke down the sideline. “We had a deep route that took the safety away and I caught the ball in the open and took off running,” he added. Okeechobee transfer Aukeemian Mills had a strong game for the Rams. He returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown in the rst quarter and added a 75-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Mills accounted for 109 yards in total offense. “He started off well. He had a couple of nice runs at running back and he’s never played there before. I think he will excel at our level and we want to get the ball in his hands as much as possible,” Wald said. Brahman coach Myron Jackson said he continues to see improvement in his players but warned them that the level of competition will only improve as the season goes on. “We see that our guys have played better and have improved. They have more con dence in themselves and have developed a bravado. We just try to play hard and compete.”Game notesDaniel Nunez ran for 55 yards in a reserve role after starter Jose Santibanez left the game with a high-ankle sprain in the rst quarter. The coaches hope Santibanez can return in a few weeks. Okeechobee’s biggest problem was with the extra points after touchdowns. Long snapper Alex Guido broke his hand in practice and was unable to play. The Brahmans missed three extra point attempts. Wing eld, John Kemp and Adrian Minondo had interceptions for Okeechobee. Minondo added a 25-yard touchdown run. Morris had a passed defense, Thor Harden had a tackle behind the line of scrimmage, and Cory Vickers and Cade Stokes recovered fumbles for the Brahman defense. Peyton Stokes and Jose Garcia had quarterback sacks for Okeechobee. The Brahmans will host Gulliver Prep o f Miami next Friday night at 7 p.m. at Brahman Stadium. 27 Okeechobee News A ugust 26, 2011 Okeechobee Brahmans beat John Carroll, 39-21 Okeechobee 6 19 7 7------39 John Carroll 7 7 0 7------21 How they scored; First Quarter John Carroll Mills 62 yard punt return, (Percoco PAT) 7-0. 9:27. Okeechobeee Washington two yard run (Kick failed) 7-6 4:12. Second Quarter Okeechobee Files 45 yard run, (Piedra PAT) 13-7 10:36. Okeechobee Morris 49 yard pass from Washington (Kick failed) 19-7 6:57. Okeechobee Washington 24 yard run (Kick failed) 25-7 1:46. John Carroll Mills 75 yard run (Percoco PAT) 25-14 1:25. Third Quarter Okeechobee Wing eld 30-yard pass from Washington (Piedra PAT) 32-14 7:10. Fourth Quarter John Carroll Dixon eight yard pass from Longerbeam (Percoco PAT) 32-21 8:48. Okeechobee Minondo 25 yard run (Piedra PAT) 39-21 6:33. Team Statistics: OHS John Carroll First Downs 15 11 Third Downs 5-10 1-8 Penalties 6-50 6-55 Rushing yards 353 131 Passing yards 108 171 Punts 1-33 3-92 Punt returns 1-4 1-62, TD Kick returns 3-73 6-81 Interceptions 3-49 0-0 Fumbles/lost 0-0 3-3 Individual Statistics Okeechobee Passing Att Comp Yds TDS Int DJ Washington 11 3 108 2 0 Rushing No. Yds Avg Lg TD Washington 17 104 6.1 24 2 Cade Stokes 5 0 0.0 2 0 Jose Santibanez 3 8 2.7 7 0 Ty'Ronte Files 12 142 11.9 45 1 Daniel Nunez 9 55 6.1 15 0 Elijawon Williams 6 19 3.2 6 0 Adrian Minondo 1 25 25.0 25 1 Totals 53 353 6.7 45 4 Receiving No. Yds Avg TD Al Morris 2 78 39.0 1 Zac Wing eld 1 30 30.0 1 Totals 3 108 36.0 2 Brahman football game statistics Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTy’Ronte Files got his season off to an excellent start with over 100 yards rushing on Wednesday. Al Morris caught a 49-yard touchdown pass as Okeechobee won their preseason classic on Wednesday night. Zachary Wing eld made his presence felt on the varsity squad with an interception and a 30-yard touchdown reception. D.J. Washington made his completed passes count for something against John Carroll. Two of his three completions went for touchdowns.

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