Wednesday, September 7, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 102 No. 107 10.77 feetLast Year: 14.06 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. County to set priorities ... Page 14 Blood drive to honor victims of 9/11 ... Page 7 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenOkeechobee High School, Osceola Middle School and Yearling Middle School bands combined to march in the Labor Day Parade in downtown Okeechobee on Monday. For more Labor Day photos, see page 2. Labor Day parade: Strike up the band! Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaOkeechobee News mascot, Newshound, and friends were on the scene greeting the public at the Okeechobee Labor Day Parade, and the newspaper staff was busy taking photos. More than 150 Okeechobee News parade photos can be found online on the Okeechobee News Facebook page. Okeechobee News/ D. HamiltonHorses and riders of all sizes joined in the Okeechobee Labor Day Parade. Couple accused of stealing from disabled person ... Page 5 OHS cross country team ready for new season ... Page 9
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CELEBRATION, Fla. Lucky 7 plus one marks the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule. Its the seventh year of the worlds premier competitive bass shing circuit, and w ith it comes seven premium venues for the w orlds top professional anglers
plus one Mystery Lake. Whether youre looking for red hot largemouth shing (Lake Okeechobee), legendary lunker producers (St Johns River, FL and Toledo Bend Reservoir, LA), world-class spotted bass shing (Bull Shoals Lake, AR.), giant small mouth (Oneida Lake, NY), a trip down Americas greatest river (the Mississippi out of Wis.) or some late-season drama (a special mystery venue in June), the 2012 schedule has it all. The Elite trail heads to Palatka for the season opener on the St. Johns River, March 1518, 2012. The second stop of the season is at Lake Okeechobee, March 22-25, 2012. This will be B.A.S.S. 20th stop at the giant lake, but the rst for the Elite Series. This second stop of this tournament trail will be hosted by the Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council at the C. Scott Driver Park and bring 200 Anglers to Okeechobee County to compete on the Big O along with other festivities at the weighins on Saturday and Sunday. All weigh-ins will be broadcast via live leader boards; live streaming on-line and a one hour taped show will be lmed that is dedicated to this tournament to be broadcast on future ESPN Sports Stations. Okeechobee County has long been committed to the shing industry and understands the importance the professional sport of shing has to this community. The Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council is proud and excited to be able to host the prestigious 2012 Elite Series at Okeechobee Countys premier tournament facility, C. Scott Driver Park. We look forward to working with B.A.S.S. to make sure all the Anglers, families and staff enjoy their stay in Okeechobee County, said Kathy Scott, Okeechobee County Tourism Coordinator. For further information call 863-763-3959 or on-line at www.okeechobee-tdc.com or www.bassmasters.com. Despite the recent rainfall, Lake Okeechobee remains far below normalEight of the last 12 months experienced below-average rainfall. August provided some drought relief. August rainfall provided a steady soaking of the 16-county region that makes up the South Florida Water Management District, but much more rainfall is needed in anticipation of transitioning into the dry season next month. August rainfall was of an inch above average, providing an average of 8.51 inches of rain throughout South Florida. The daily rainfall we experienced through much of August was ideal to recharge groundwater and surface water levels, said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. However, we are entering the home stretch of the wet season, and were hopeful that this type of rainfall continues before the dry season sets in. From the Upper Kissimmees 8.59 inches in August to 9.33 inches in Big Cypress Preserve, rainfall helped to ll canals, lakes, rivers and groundwater. The rainfall was particularly bene cial on the east coast, where drought conditions were substantially alleviated. For the month, eastern Palm Beach County saw 9.84 inches of rain, 1.78 inches above normal, and eastern Broward County received 9.71 inches of rain, 2.28 inches above normal. However, Lake Okeechobee remains far below normal for this time of year. As the back-up water supply for South Florida, the lake is at 10.67 feet NGVD more than three feet below normal for this time of year. Hurricane Irene remained offshore and drew moisture away from Florida, resulting in lowered rainfall totals, but the overall continuous rainfall throughout the month allowed the SFWMD to store as much rainwater as possible in preparation for the dry season. Meteorologists are predicting a drierthan-normal dry season. In South Florida, the daily afternoon thunderstorms typically begin to taper off by mid-October. In the Kissimmee region north of Lake Okeechobee, rainfall totals typically decline even sooner, by the beginning of October. If the remainder of the wet season does not provide signi cant rainfall, such as a well-placed tropical system, the water shortage is likely to continue through the spring. Water shortage orders remain in place due to low lake levels and the pending dry season. Information about water shortage orders and warnings, current weather and water conditions and water-saving tips can be found at www.sfwmd.gov/waterwatch. For the latest Water Watch Brie ng with helpful links and water levels in key locations, click here. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3pc. Table Set $159.95 3 Piece Set...Sofa, Loveseat and Chair
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Labor Day My compliments to the BRATS Club on a terri c parade. Thank you for stepping up and organizing it. And thanks to all those w ho put together parade entries on short notice. It was very nice and didnt have any b ig gaps. And I appreciated that the horse units were followed by clean up crews. Looks like Sheriff May put some of jail inmates to work! I think that it was one of the best parades we have had in a long time! Thank y ou to those who put it together, you did a w onderful job. Even the TV people thought it was nice. That was by far the best parade in town. T here was a big black tribute truck that had ags all over it with tribute music playing. W e loved it. I want to thank the owners for t hat. I want to thank the Cattlemen, Okeechobee Main Street and the Okeechob ee B.R.A,T. Club for a terri c Labor Day w eekend. The park events were fun, the rodeo was great and the parade was just wonderful. These three groups worked together t o provide a great Labor Day weekend for t he whole community. Considering they put the whole thing t ogether in less than two weeks, I think the Labor Day Parade was very good. I especially enjoyed the big marching band with all the high school and middle school bands playing t ogether. I think that was a wonderful idea to c ombine the bands. T houghts to ponder I am strong because I know weakness, I am compassionate because I have experienced suffering. I am alive because I am a ghter, I am wise because Ive been foolish. I can laugh because I have known sadness, I c an love because Ive known loss.School lessons I know the 3Rs and science are very important but many students know nothing about the founding of our country, the great leaders that sacri ced all so we could have what we have today. They need to know how valuable Freedom is and their basic rights according to the Constitution, if they dont know what they have, they wont know what happened when theyre pulled away (i.e., Freedom of Speech, the right to a speedy trial, right to vote, protection from false arrest, and the right to bear arms). Unfortunately many have no idea about the revolution or the great wars (WWI, WW II, Korea, Viet-Nam) when I asked a high school student about the approximate dates of our Civil War they guessed 1920s, not good! Minds are like parachutes, they must be open to function.Americans I would like to comment on how Americans are treated in Okeechobee. I am all for helping people but it seems that if youre not Spanish you cant even get a job in some places because youre not bilingual. I was born here, I speak English. You have older people on xed incomes that cant get food stamps. If they do they only get about $10, after they have worked all their lives. We as American need help also. To be honest its like were in another country, not America. Basswood I would like to thank the following county of cials for turning Basswood into a slum. First, our county commissioner, who has probably never driven through Basswood even though he receives a gas allowance and compensation for his vehicle. Second, our sheriffs of ce, we hardly ever see a patrol vehicle in Basswood anymore, which probably has something to do with the budget cuts. But dont say you can give the same service when you cant. Finally, my favorite CODE ENFORCEMENT. Our county code enforcement of cer must be visually impaired if she cant see all the code violations in Basswood. If she doesnt know where Basswood is located she should go to goggle or mapquest.com. And, to all the people that claimed they moved to Basswood to better themselves. Try not to turn Basswood into the same areas you moved from and drag down the rest of us who are trying. Parade a successNow that is what Im talking about! A Labor Day in the park, lots of festivities, Channel 5 News shows up, who said he is on assignment to nd the best Labor Day outing, winds up here in Okeechobee. A parade, with streets full of spectators, a GREAT three days of rodeo, many, many booths available full of products and food for us to enjoy. All of them seemed to be making a pro t which encourages them for the next event. Thank you Main Street for making this happen for us, you are so much appreciated, for all your efforts. Many thanks to the BRAT club, its volunteers, all the participants who came out designed a oat, all the pageant winners, all the horse troops, ag carriers, ROTC students, everyone who made this happen. As I drove through, seeing many little ones, with American ags, smiling, waving, this is the reason to keep the tradition of a parade. It is, for this young generation to b e able to say, When I grew up, we always had a parade. Our next parade is scheduled for Christmas, hope to see everyone out again, lots o f booths in the park, for last minute shopping, on Dec. 10. Hope to see all of you out there, plan on a oat, lots of lights, lots of horses, (of course) old cars, etc. If we all stick together, spend our $$, giv e to each other, buy food for the bene ts tha t are given on someones behalf, we can hav e one of the most extraordinary towns EVER! With a grand reputation of knowing how to have good clean fun, I truly believe others will come here, to take advantage of this atmosphere too. Okee-citizen, Bobbi Poole Wednesday, September 7, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. 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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! By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The Gathering Church 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., is having growth groups every Wednesday at 7 p.m. beginning on Sept. 7 The groups being offered are: Financial Freedom, How to Heal the Sick, Mens Bible Study, and Womens Bible Study. For more information call the church of ce at 863357-4418. Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have a free family movie night Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. The movie Soul Surfer is the inspiring story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, inspiring millions worldwide through the love of her family, her sheer determination and unswerving faith. The lm features an all star cast, including Anna Sophia Cobb, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood in her lm debut and Dennis Quaid. Believers Fellowship 300 N.W. Sixth Ave., will host a Friday Night Gospel Sing on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will have their annual Family Fun Fling on Sunday, Sept. 11 from noon until 3 p.m. There will be burgers and hot dogs, water slides, face painting, horse shoes, kiddie games and pools, spin art and snow cones. For more information contact the church of ce 863-763-4021. The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring their annual September prayer walks at 6 p.m. on Tuesda y evenings. On Sept. 13 the walk will include Okeechobee Freshman Campus, Okeechobee Christian Academy, Central Elementar y School and Rock Solid Academy. The Sept. 20 prayer walk will include Okeechobee Achievement Academy, 1000 N.W. 34th St., North Elementary School, Yearling Middle School, Peace Lutheran School and Seminole Elementary. The walks conclude Sept. 27 at Okeechobee High School, Raulerson Hospital, Everglades Elementary and Okeechobee Health Care. Believers Fellowship Church Ladies Ministry Group will deliver sub sandwiches to local businesses on Friday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If your business would like lunch delivered, please call 863-763-2938 or 863-634-4327,The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com@ or call Pete Gawda at 863-7633134, extension 4225. Church to have Gospel Sing Places ofWorship
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News September 7, 2011 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man who has been described as a person of interest in the disappearance of his ex-wife was arrested early Tuesday morning while asleep in a car in the parking lot of a local motel. According to a report by Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Ofce (OCSO), Daniel Ray Proctor, 44, was taken into custody at 3:10 a.m. on Sept. 5. He was found asleep in a white 1996 Ford Explorer that had been reported stolen from Alabama. Proctor was taken into custody by agents with the U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with Cpl. Thomas and OCSO Deputy Paul Jackson. Cpl. Thomas said Proctor had parked the vehicle in the parking lot of the Best Western Motel on U.S. 441 S. A spokesperson with the Lee County Sheriffs Of ce said Tuesday afternoon that Proctor was being held on grand theft-auto and theft charges. Both of those are Alabama charges, said the spokesperson. Proctor is also alleged to have stolen a .38 caliber handgun, but when asked if he had the handgun when taken into custody the LCSO spokesperson said that information could not be released. Proctor is slated to go before a judge Wednesday, Sept. 7, to see if he will waive extradition to Alabama. Proctor is a person of interest in the disappearance of his ex-wife, Amy Guenther Patterson. Ms. Patterson, 41, of Bokeelia, was a science teacher at Mariner Middle School in Lee County. She was reported missing when she didnt report for the start of classes on July 25. According to a report in the Pine Island Eagle, the couple lived together at a residence on Pine Island. As of late Tuesday, her whereabouts are still unknown. Proctor taken into custody in Okeechobee By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Buckhead Ridge man and his girlfriend are being held in separate jails following their arrests in connection with the theft, and use of, an ATM card. Jennifer Marie Eastman, 33, Peach St., Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Saturday, Sept. 3, on two felony counts of burglary. She is being held in the Glades County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond. Eastman was arrested by Detective Sergeant Steve Harris, of the Glades County Sheriffs Of ce (GCSO), for allegedly entering the victims home and taking the ATM card. The second burglary count stems from her reportedly entering the home a second time to return the card so the victim would not know it was missing. Ryan Joseph Bosold, 22, Peach St., w as arrested Aug. 25 in Glades County on Okeechobee County warrants charging him w ith grand theft, fraudulent use of a credit card (four counts) and criminal use of personal identi cation (four counts). He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of rst-degree petit theft (two counts), seconddegree petit theft and larceny/theft of credit card by taking (two counts). He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $47,250. According to Detective Rosemary Farless, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO), Bosold used the ATM card to get a total of $686 from the victims account. The victim, she added, is disabled and lives on a xed income. When you live on a xed income, you notice when that much money is missing from your account, said Detective Farless. On Aug. 11, Bosold reportedly used the stolen card and made two separate transactionsone for $202 and the other for $102at an ATM machine in an Okeechobee convenience store, stated a GCSO arrest report. The report by Sgt. Harris goes on to state that Bosold then went to a second Okeechobee convenience store and used the card to get $82. There are also fees attached to each transaction, but the report did not indicate those amounts. During an interview with the two investigators, Bosold reportedly stated that he needed the money for doctor visits since his girlfriend, Eastman, is pregnant with his baby. Couple charged in theft of ATM card By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Three local women were arrested and booked into the Okeechobee County Jail after they were accused of entering the home of another woman and physically attacking her. Arrested Saturday, Sept. 3, were: Patricia Marie Hunter, 41, N.W. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, burglary, $5,000 bond; Ruth B. Howling, 37, S.E. Seventh St., Okeechobee, burglary, $5,000 bond; and Nezzie Elizabeth Howling, 38, S.E. 33rd Terrace, Okeechobee, burglary and criminal mischief, $5,500 bond. Jail records show that all of the women have been released on bond. An arrest report by Deputy Michael Hazellief, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO), stated that one woman entered the victims home and started pushing her. The other two women had entered the home by now and then pushed the victim to the oor, continued the report. According to the report while two of the women held the victim down, the third woman began hitting her in the face. Deputy Hazellief went on to state that there were obvious signs of trauma... to the victims face. The victims husband entered the room and pushed the three women out the front door and then locked it. One of the women, Nezzie Howling, apparently punched a window with her hand and cut her arm. The victims husband said there was a large piece of glass in her arm, stated the report. Deputy Hazellief went on to state that another man in the home at the time reportedly said that he saw the victim swing a crate at Hunter, who then acted in self defense. In her statement, Hunter stated that the victim swung some sort of container at her and that she took it from the woman and swung it at her. She also reportedly told the deputy that she left the home before the other two women entered, Deputy Hazellief stated. The OCSO deputy added in his report that the female victim refused medical treatment. Women accused of physical attack on another woman The following individuals were arr ested on felony or driving under t he in uence (DUI) charges by the O keechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police D epartment (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Correct ions (DOC). Brittany Tyner, 17, U.S. 441 S.E., O keechobee, was arrested Aug. 31 by Deputy A rlene Durbin on felony charges of burglary o f an unoccupied structure and grand theft. S he was also arrested on a misdemeanor c harge of criminal mischief. Because she i s a juvenile, Tyner was booked into the O keechobee County Jail then released into t he custody of a parent. Pedro Lopez De Haro Jr., 27, W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce, was arrested Sept. 1 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a charge of grand theftrearm. His bond was set at $5,000. Dwayne Charles Ingalls, 30, Click Drive, Moore Haven, was arrested Sept. 1 by Deputy Troy Garrison on a Hardee County warrant charging him with failure to appear possession of methamphetamine. His bond was set at $2,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Daniel Ray Proctor The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear; rather it is this agencys belief that an informed public is a safer public. This bulletin should be used only for information purposes. Citizen abuse of the information to threaten, intimidate or harass offenders will not be tolerated in any manner. The individual who appears in this bulletin has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts and is NOT wanted by the police at this time. Sex offenders have always lived in the communities. The only change is the public is now better informed. Wesley Stone, white male, DOB: 10/22/87, with brown hair and brown eyes, is 59 tall and 265 pounds. He is transient in Okeechobee County. Stone was convicted of two counts of Sexual AssaultOffender Over 18 YOA, Victim Less Than 12 YOA on July 18, 2005 in Okeechobee County. The victim was a minor. If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, contact Michele or Connie at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce at 863-763-3117, Ext. 240. Sexual Predator Noti cation Wesley Stone Ruth B. Howling Nezzie E. Howling Patricia Marie Hunter Jennifer M. Eastman Ryan Joseph Bosold
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o email@example.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.Charlene H. Storey, 74OKEECHOBEE Charlene H. Storey, 74, of Okeechobee, passed away on Sept. 3, 2011, at her home. She was born June 2, 1936, to the late Leon and Ruth Foret. She has been a resident of Okeechobee since 1968 coming from Chicago, Ill. She loved animals. Mrs. Storey is survived by her husband of 41 y ears, Woody Storey; daughter, Susan Phillips of Nashville, Tenn.; sons, Richard Standefer (Di) of Okeechobee, and Scott Storey (Heather) of Nashville, Tenn.; brother, Gene Foret (Dorothy) of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and ve grandchildren. The family will receive friends graveside at Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at 10 a.m. with a service following at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Donald Leon of ciating. Burial will follow. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.Ruben Nieves, 75OKEECHOBEE Ruben Nieves, age 75, of Okeechobee, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at his residence. He was born Sept. 14, 1935, in Puerto Rico. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 y ears, Maria Nieves, four daughters, three sons, two brothers, two sisters and many grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, from 3 to 8 p.m. and services on Friday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m., all in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee. On-line condolences may be made at w ww.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Eva Mae Williams, 102OKEECHOBEE On Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, Eva Mae Williams went home to be with her Lord. Just weeks shy of her 103 birthday, Eva Mae was the patriarch of the Williams family. She was born on her familys farm in Spring Valley, Highlands County, Fla., on Sept. 19, 1908. A fourth generationborn Floridian, she was from a true pioneer family with her great-great-grandfather moving to the Crewsville area in the early 1800s. Born to Rev. Walter and Penelope Morgan Whidden, she and her family moved to Okeechobee in 1939 as the family had expanded their 101 Ranch into the area. Her father Walter was the pastor of Okeechobee Church of God in 1030-31. Mrs. Williams became part of another pioneer family when she and Zibe King Williams were married on May 7, 1927. She and her husband were ranchers throughout their working lives. Mrs. Williams was very active in Okeechobees early days through her church, the Eastern Star, the American Cancer Society and the local school system. She loved art and traveled the United States and Europe extensively taking art classes after her children were grown. In addition to her art she loved to sh and hunt, especially turkey hunting in the cabbage woods. She was always dragging some grandchild along for the hunt. Mrs. Williams was honored in 1992 being named Ms. Diamond Jubilee as part of the 75th Anniversary of Okeechobee County. She and her husband raised a large family with many still in the area. Three generations of her descendants have graduated from Okeechobee High School, with a fourth generation currently enrolled. Preceded in death by her parents and husband, she was also preceded by an infant son, Paul; her son, W. H. Bill Williams; son-in-law, Alec Fulford; and great-grandson, Carson Williams. She is survived by her son, Haynes (Susan) Williams; daughters, Grace (Joel) Taylor, Wanda Sue (Larry) Wolford, Mary Helen Fulford, and Betty (David) Hazellief. In addition to her children, she is survived by 17 grandchildren, 36 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services for Mrs. Williams will begin with the family receiving friends on Friday, Sept. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Okeechobee Church of God. Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 7, 2011 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Childrens Services Council budget hearing setThe Childrens 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 meetsThe 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.Diabetes seminar offeredGrand Oaks Assisted Living Facility, 203 SE 2nd Street will host Living With Diabetes presented by Wanda Haas, RN CDE on Wednesday, Sept. 7 The informative session will be located in the Dinning Room at 1:30 p.m. The seminar is offered by the Visiting Nurses Association.OKMS plans September MixerOkeechobee Main Streets September Mixer will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 57 p.m. This months mixer will be hosted by the Hampton Inn located at 1200 N.E. Park Street and will have a Western theme, featuring the tastes of Okeechobee! Our mixers are a great networking opportunity for the businesses and residents of our area and the public is always invited. Whether you have a new or old business, new to Okeechobee or would like to know more about Okeechobee Main Street please join us for networking, refreshments, door prizes and a chance at the Mega 50-50. For more information call Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-MAIN (6246).Hospice to host yard salesHospice of Okeechobees Yard Sales will be on Wednesday, Sept. 7 Thursday, Sept. 8, Wednesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. until noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of SE 4th Street and SE 3rd Ave. For information call 863-467-2321 or see our web page www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click on Events tab.Class of 72 plans reunionAttention, members of the OHS Class o f 1972! There will be a planning meeting for the upcoming 40th Reunion on Thursday, Sept. 8 beginning at 6 p.m. at Lunkers Sports Grill, 4825 Hwy. 441 S. Anyone who can attend is encouraged to come For more information contact Magi Janiewski Cable at 863-763-8667.Fundraiser planned to help local dying man Flower Petals is sponsoring a bene t for a local man with stage 4 bone cancer. His name is Jim Dwyer, formerly of JD Dog Training. Jim has lived in Okeechobee for over 16 years and is an Air Force Veteran. He is unable to work as his cancer is very aggressive. Our fundraiser consists of the antique pictures of children. The photographer will bring clothing (up to a childs size 16) and all the props. The Hampton Inn has generousl y donated a meeting room for the location and it will be held Sept. 9-10 Coupons for sittings must be purchased in advance. The cost is $10 per family and includes a FREE 10X13 photo. Other photos will be available for purchase. Anyone wishing to do so can earn free picture packages and help a ver y good cause. For more information please contact Lisa or Pat at 863-763-5051, 863-6346985, or 863-634-7994.Youth Livestock Show steer weigh-ins set for SaturdayInitial steer weigh-ins for the 2012 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Okeechobee Livestock Market. A completed Entry Form and Bill of Sale must be presented prior to steers being weighed. These forms, along with the 2012 Rule Book, are available at the Extension Of ce. For information call 863-763-6469. Community Events
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Family Owned & Operated Since 1978 Family Owned & Operated Since 1978 We Service All Brands We Service All Brands 1 Year Guarantee on Replacement Parts 1 Year Guarantee on Replacement Parts 24/7 Emergency Service 24/7 Emergency Service FREE Estimates & Second Opinions FREE Estimates & Second Opinions on Equipment Replacements on Equipment Replacements Senior Citizen Discounts Senior Citizen DiscountsFPL PARTICIPATING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR 7 Okeechobee News September 7, 2011 At 8:46 a.m. September 11, 2001, America changed. By 9:30 a.m., even before the second tower was hit at 10:28, Okeechobee residents were lined up at the (then) of ce of Florida's Blood Centers on 5th St., eager to give blood. The national call for donors had gone out even before the extent of the need was known. In three days, the Okeechobee Blood Bank, which, at that time, only had a staff of two, drew 147 pints of blood and turned away more than double that number of donors because there wasn't enough time to draw more. Okeechobee re and police personnel turned out to help, as did restaurants which supplied food for those who patiently waited to donate. As Okeechobee News Editor Katrina Elsken wrote one week later, "So much blood has been donated (across the country) in that short time that all of the hospitals in New York and Washington, D.C. have a plentiful supply of blood." Ms. Elsken went on to say that, unfortunately, that spirit of donating wouldn't stay that way. Now, ten years later, September 11th is known nationally as Patriot Day. To remember and honor it, Florida's Blood Centers, in cooperation with Golden Corral, TD Bank and Seacoast National Bank, will have blood drives at their sites. Seacoast Manager Jon Geitner hosts the Red Bus Friday, Sept. 9, from 11 to 4, TD Ban k Manager Diane Davies will welcome donors Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Charlie Hukriede, owner of Golden Corral, invites you Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11 to 5. Each donor will receive a commemorative tee shirt. Come, share your memories, honor the fallen and save more lives. Sept. 11 blood drives planned Special to the Okeechobee News/ Raye DuesingerA commemorative memorial blood drive will be held to remember 9-11. From left to right are Jon Geitner, who hosts a drive on Friday, Sept. 9, Diane Davies, who hosts a drive on Saturday, Sept. 10 and Charlie Hukriede, hosting on Sunday, Sept. 11. Please join in the remembrance by donating. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Seminole ElementaryHowdy!Lil pardners in Mrs. Sickels class at Seminole Elementary donned their best cowboy duds in honor of Western Day last Friday. As part of their Wild, Wild West unit, students worked up an appetite as they sat around the old camp re and told Tall Tales. They were then treated to some mighty ne grub which included chuck wagon beans, cowboy cornbread, chocolate cowpatties and sarsaparillas!
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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 September 10. The cost is $35. For more information please call 863-4677625 or 863-763-2171. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Eighteen-year old Phillip Suarez is the undisputed leader of the Okeechobee Brahman boys cross country team this year and his leadership and running ability will be a key reason if Okeechobee is to return to the state nals this year. The four-year varsity lettermen said he is pretty con dent in his skills and he expects to go all out for his senior year. "I ran in the summer and I guess you could say I've been working at it," he told the Okeechobee News. Suarez has been around running for a long time. His older brother Bryan runs for Southern Indiana University and was a state nalist and record holder at Okeechobee High School. Suarez said his brother's skills and success in running have fueled him to become a better runner. "It really drives me. I'll never be as good as he was but I will try," he said. Suarez said his brother had an extra gear that most runners don't have. Just when you thought he was nished and couldn't run anymore, he would nd something extra. That is an attribute he would like to develop this year. Coach Julie Bohannon said she has seen a change in Phillip as he matures both physically and mentally. She said he has the leadership skills inside that can really help his teammates. "I've watched him run for four years. He has tried to ll his brother's shoes but I feel he will ll his own shoes this year as he is a much more con dent runner," she said. Suarez said he loves running because it an amazing sport. He said runners ght and push their bodies to the limit and he loves to see how far he can push himself. Suarez said he also feels it will be a challenge to replace great veteran runners like Mauro Dominguez and Shawn Horvath, who graduated. "They were great leaders who had excellent race times. I have huge, huge shoes to ll," he admitted. Suarez had a younger group of runners to mentor and inspire this year. He predicted the team will do well. "If anything all the younger guys show we have a big future coming along. I'm sure we will do ne," he added. While his brother runs 14 miles per day, Suarez will also put in a lot of time and effort this year. He hopes to pass that work ethic down to the younger runners. "I really hope we have a good season this year. I just hope we push ourselves hard," he added. Suarez to lead cross country team Phillip Suarez By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Tabatha Henry won the most valuable award for both cross country and girl's track last year as a freshman but she won't let that success go to her head. If anything her early success will fuel her to stay on top for the next three years. Henry said her goals this year are simple. She wants to repeat as most valuable runner for cross country, she wants to become team captain, and she wants to lead the girls team to the state nals. Another of her goals is to earn a college scholarship for cross country and or track in the next few years. "I've been practicing over the summer. I have told the girls we are de nitely going to regional. I will make sure of that and I will practice hard all year. I will also push these other girls very hard," she added. She said her message to the other girls has been simple. If you work hard it will open doors for you. Coach Julie Bohannon has been very impressed with her 15-year-old star. She said Tabatha gets a lot of support from her family and that really helps her on the track. "As a freshman she was outstanding. Tabatha really pushes herself," she said. Tabatha wants to hit the 19-minute mark this year so she will have a lot of work to do. She also would like to see more Okeechobee fans watch her race. She noted there are a lot of younger girls on the team this year and that should help in the future. "We hope to get some of the girls back from last year and we'll spread the word around campus. I hope it will be a good year. We hope more people come out and support us," she added. Girls cross country team has high hopes Tabitha Henry By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Richard Donegan shot a -2 under par 32 and Kodi Stephen shot a 4-over 40 but it wasn't enough as Okeechobee High School lost their rst golf match of the year 154-165 to the Jensen Beach Falcons on Thursday at the Sail sh Point Country Club. Donegan won a duel with Jensen's top play Liam Snyder who shot 42 in his rst match with the Falcons. He had transferred from the always powerful Martin County over the summer. Billy Childers shot a 45 and Tyler Finney shot 46 for Okeechobee. Brahman Coach Kenny Buckner said he was pleased overall in some wet conditions on probably the toughest course Okeechobee will play on this year. "Overall it wasn't bad. We do have room for improvement. I felt the team played pretty well," he added. OHS boys golf team loses match with Jensen Beach
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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. Beautiful Samanthas Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 LG. CLEAN APT in town 2/2, w/d, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572 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. OKEECHOBEEON RIM CANAL 1 BR Cottage w/screen porch. Overlooking rim canal. $150 week. (772)359-1640 Commercial PropertyFOR SALE OR LEASE 1574 Sq. Ft. of ce bldg. @ 210 NE 3rd Ave. Call 863-763-0295 Condos/Townhouses RentKINGS BAY 2br, 1ba, W/D, very clean, tile oors $575 + sec. (863)763-2414 Condos/Townhouses RentCONDOS 2/1 fully furnished downstairs, w/ utilities $875. mo., seasonal rates available. Washer, Dryer, pool & dock. 863-634-0663 Houses-Rent 2 Bed/1Bath Between Okeechobee and Indiantown on Tommy Clements Street. 5 Acres w/pond and fenced $790 a month. Call 772-260-3068 3/2 CBS in town with fenced in yard. $950 p/mo. First, last & security. 863-634-7725. 3/2/1 Kings Bay, CBS, pool, pet ok $850 mo. 1/2 Cottage at the Lake dock, pet ok $900 mo. 2/1.5/1 TCI, CBS, fenced, dock, boathouse, screen patio, pet ok $700 mo. 2/1 remodeled, Gator Park $550 mo. 3/2/1 Newer home, quiet area off 15A, pet ok $900 mo. 3/2 in town, fenced, screen patio, shed, pet ok $800 mo. Big Lake Real Estate Sena Treadway 863-697-3207 AFFORDABLE New Houses, 3/1/1 = $900, 3/2/2 = $1200, Large yards. Bring pets. Jacuzzi tub included. Call 561-723-2226 FT.DRUM RANCH, 1BR, on 4 acre lot, $600 mo. + $600 dep. Call 734-637-2697 Large 2BR Home on water in Treasure Island. $650/mo. + deposit (863)467-1308. Houses-RentOKEE 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. OKEE646 NE 28th Ave. 2br/2ba, 1 car garage, lrg. scrd. patio, fam. room, & nice yard. $800 mo., plus 1 mo. sec. Call 954-868-8806. OKEECHOBEE Large 4/2 home, $1000/mo small deposit required. (863)447-0566 OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba, tile throughout, $800 mo. & up. 1st & sec. moves you in. (561)248-3888 or (863)599-0156 OfficeSpace RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 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, Youll think your on vacation!(863)467-4317 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses-Sale Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. 2bdrm/1bath house $2,500.00 down $731.83 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 TREASURE ISLAND LARGE 4BR, 2BA, CBS house on the water. $159,000 TREASURE ISLAND LARGE 3BR, 2BA Dblwide w/screened pool, many upgrades, on the water. $149,000 or will lease for $1200 mo. NW 5th STREET LARGE 3BR, 1BA, CBS house, new ceramic tile through out. $99,000 or will lease for $800 mo. Call 863-634-9119 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent 3/2 Large Double Wide, Metal Roof, Free Well Water, Safe Neighborhood. $525 mo., 1st and Last Call 863-801-1739 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $500 mo. No pets. Yearly lease plus sec. (863)763-4031 Ft Drum 1.5BR 1BA trailer for rent on 4 acres. $450/mo. + $450 dep. Call (734)637-2697. 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MobileHome Rent 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. $650 mo. (863)634-8885 RIVER ACRES 2BR/1.5BA, Single, on Kissimmee River, $600/mo. + sec. & electric. Yearly lease. (863)634-8885 TREASURE ISLAND 3/2 large yard, new carpet. Lawn service $675. mo. No pets. BHR 4/2 w/fenced yard & lawn service, $675 mo. Sec. dep.req. 863-634-0663 V ery Nice 2bd/1.5bath MH in TI,C/A/H,W/D hook up,large front screened porch,large attached shed on nice large lot. $600 monthly plus $600 security. 863-357-7409 or 863-447-0616 MobileHomeSale BANK REPOS 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, $75K O.B.O. 772-321-1835 or 772-664-6799. Palm Harbor Homes Cash for Clunkers $5K for Your Used Mobile Home Any Condition 800-622-2832 ext. 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats 2004 Sweetwater PONTOON 20 Godfrey-Sweetwater Pontoon with portapotty stall. Includes 60HP Yahamaha motor and trailer. Excellent Condition $8,000.00 (772)287-1540 or (772)475-4842 Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT REQUEST FOR BID PROPOSALS HAULING AND SPREADING ROAD BUILDING MATERIALS COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL BE ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR HAULING AND SPREADING ROAD BUILDING MATERIALS. BIDS SHOULD BE DELIVERED IN A SEALED ENVELOPE PLAINLY MARKED AS A BID ON HAULING AND SPREADING ROAD BUILDING MATERIALS TO WICKS, BROWN, WILLIAMS & CO. AT 504 NW 5TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 AT 5:00 P.M. ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS BID PROPOSAL SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO WILLARD M. BYARS AT 863634-4293. TOURS OF THE PROPERTY ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. A MANDATORY PRE BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE DISTRICT SHOP, 17429 NW 242ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972. ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE GIVEN OUT AT THE PRE BID CONFERENCE. THIS BID WILL BE FOR ONE YEAR WITH 3 ONE YEAR EXTENSIONS AT THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT BOARDS DESCRESSION. ALL BIDDERS SHOULD BE PRESENT AND SIGNED IN BY 11:00 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2011. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 504 NW 5TH AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 863-634-4293 396416 ON 8/31 & 9/7/2011 NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on September 27, 2011 at 9:00 A.M., in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room (the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom) at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving comments and suggestions in consideration of the adoption of a proposed Ordinance. The title of said proposed Ordinance is: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 42-33(4) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of this Notice of Intent will be available for public inspection at the County Administration of ce, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida each week day, Monday through Friday, except holidays between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., beginning on September 7, 2011. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person will 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. Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Sharon Robertson, Clerk BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 397067 ON 9/7/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-438 ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, VS. JOHN R. TAYLOR, DIANE F. TAYLOR, UNKNOWN TENANT #1 AND UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 26, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-438, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, wherein, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 oclock A.M., on the 28th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Condominium Unit or Lot Number 5, Block 31 ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT NO. V, A CONDOMINIUM, according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in O.R. Book 308 Page 1210, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and amendment to Declaration of Condominium recorded in O.R. Book 309, Page 1603, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and all subsequent amendments thereto as recorded in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, this 29th day of August, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 396522 ON 9/7,14,2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-96 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, F/K/A FIRST NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY OF THE TREASURE COAST, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES COLLINS, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 25, 2011, entered in Case No. 2011-CA-96 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff and James Collins and Nancy Collins, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3td Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 am on the 28th day of September, 2011, the following described property in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 141, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 25 through 69, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 29th day of August, 2011 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 396738 ON 9/7,14/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2009-CA-000363 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CSAB 2006-4 Plaintiff, vs. JOHN R. MACLEAN INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT & RIDGE CLUB INC. MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on August 4, 2011, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 127, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 25-69, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 32801 HIGHWAY 441 N #127 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on October 5, 2011, at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of August, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Edward B. Pritchard (813) 229-0900 x1309 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 395370 ON 9/7,14/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2010CA93 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through Rural Development, formerly Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Plaintiff, VS. SHANNON WINGATE; RODNEY L. WINGATE, Bene ciaries of MARILYN T. WINGATE, Deceased; Et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 5, 2011, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Lot 5 of Block 7, revised plat of Pine Ridge Park, 1st Addition, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 90, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on October 5, 2011, at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 AM, subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADA COORDINATOR, CORRIE JOHNSON, TELEPHONE (772)807-4370, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. DATED on August 8, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 394760 ON 9/7,14/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-281 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, f/k/a FIRST NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY OF THE TREASURE COAST, Plaintiff, v. JOHN J. BERTOLINI, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 17, 2011, entered in Civil Case No.: 2010-CA-281 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK is the Plaintiff and JOHN J. BERTOLINI is the Defendant. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 oclock a.m. on the 28th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 2, Block 6, COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 97, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 26th day of August, 2011. Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Sally Still, Esquire Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, P.L. 4420 Beacon Circle West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (561) 842-3000 396370 ON 9/7,14/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-133 In Re: Estate of GILBERT ARNOLD TURNER, a/k/a GILBERT A. TURNER, a/k/a GIL A. TURNER Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GILBERT ARNOLD TURNER, a/k/a GILBERT A. TURNER, a/k/a GIL A. TURNER, deceased, whose date of death was August 1, 2011, whose social security number is XXXXX-5408, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representatives and the personal representatives attorney names are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is September 7, 2011. PublicNoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-201 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. WILLIE R. BRYANT deceased; SYBLE BRYANT, individually; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES AND CREDITORS OF WILLIE R. BRYANT; BLUE CYPRESS GOLF & RV RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. a Florida NonPro t Corporation, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person or parties natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under the above named defendants or parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property hereafter described, UNKNOWN TENANT #1 ; the name being ctitious to account for parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WILLIE R. BRYANT deceased; SYBLE BRYANT individually; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES AND CREDITORS OF WILLIE R. BRYANT and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person or parties natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under the above named defendants or parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property hereafter described, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: Unit No. 225, BLUE CYPRESS GOLF & RV RESORT, AN RV CONDOMINIUM, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, recorded on January 22, 1991 in Of cial Records Book 320, Pages 741 thru 811, (Condominium Plat Book 1, Pages 45 thru 51 and Pages 54 thru 56); and Amendment to Declaration thereof recorded December 30, 1993 in Of cial Records Book 351, Page 545 of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida; together with all appurtenances of such unit according to the Declaration of Condominium. (PHASE II) Along with that certain 1995 Homes of Merit Mobile Home ID# FLHMBP623-38066 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Devin R. Maxwell, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 405 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, within 30 days of rst publication, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED on Aug. 23, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COURT BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk 396020 ON 8/31;9/7/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2010CA-000262 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through Rural Development, formerly Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Plaintiff, VS. JAMES DESMOND; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 13 Okeechobee News September 7, 2011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Personal Representative: Kathy D. Turner 3135 S.E. 20th Court Okeechobee, Florida 34974Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 396802 ON 9/7,14/2011pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 5, 2011, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: A portion of lots 19 and 20 and the now abandoned and vacated East/ West 20 foot wide alley, all lying in Block 21, NORTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 25, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Lot 20, thence North 00 0000 East along the East boundary line of Lot 20, a distance of 75.01 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence North 87 5519 West a distance of 106.09 feet to the intersection with the West boundary line of said Lot 19; thence North 00 0000 East along said West boundary line, a distance of 77.42 feet to the North boundary line of the South one-half (S 1/2) of the aforesaid abandoned and vacated 20 foot wide alley; thence South 863721 East along said North boundary line, a distance of 106.20 feet to the intersection with the West line of the Northwest 10th Avenue right-of-way (70 feet wide); thence South 00 0000 West along said right-of-way line and the aforesaid East boundary line of Lot 20, a distance of 75.01 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to an easement, 10 feet in width for Public Utility purposes, lying in the South one-half (S 1/2) of the 20 foot wide, now abandoned and vacated, East/West alley lying between the West boundary line of said Lot 19 and the East boundary line of said Lot 20. at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on October 5, 2011, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADA COORDINATOR, CORRIE JOHNSON, TELEPHONE (772)807-4370, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. DATED on August 5, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 394738 ON 9/7,14/2011 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-87 F.B.N.: 438987 PRINCIPAL LENDERS GROUP, INC., a Florida corporation, and THE HYATT FAMILY TRUST, DTD, Plaintiffs, VS. RONIE JACOBS and CHARLENE JACOBS, husband and wife, JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as unknown tenants in possession Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to Chapter 45 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 4, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2011CA 87 of the County Court In and For Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PRINCIPAL LENDERS GROUP, INC., a Florida corporation, and THE HYAT T FAMILY TRUST, DTD., are Plaintiffs, and Ronie and Charlene Jacobs, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest Third Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor in Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on the 5th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment to wit: Parcel 1 Lot 16, Block 1, REVISED PLAT OF WILCOX SHORES, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Boo k 3, Page 5, of the Public Records o f Okeechobee County, Florida. Parcel 2 Lots 1-11, includes, the West 1/2 of Lot 12, and Lots 14 through 23 inclusive, in Block 34, EL MIRASOL, according to the plat thereo f recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1 o f the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. A/K/A 390 NW 36th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices o f Persons with Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 12th day of August, 2011. Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Cler k Attorney for Plaintiff: Law Of ce of Richard Stanton 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2930 Miami, FL 33131 (305) 373-6122 (786) 472-4101 395311 ON 9/7,14/2011 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!
By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News When they meet tomorrow, Okeechobee County Commissioners will be facing another short meeting of routine items. They w ill be asked to establish legislative priorities to be presented to the Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation when that group meets on Oct. 12. They will also discuss a request from South Florida Water Management District Board of Governors to hold a meeting in Okeechobee. In keeping with the countys policy of reusing old ambulance bodies, the commission will be asked to approve the purchase of a 2012 International 4300 LP cab and chassis and remount an old ambulance body onto this chassis. Turning to other business, the board is expected to: proclaim the Month of September to be National Preparedness Month; present employee service awards recognizing employees for longevity; consider a request from Marthas House, a battered womens shelter, for use of the civic center for a violence awareness banquet free of charge; approve a revision to the policy on military reserve and national guard training leave to comply with state and federal guidelines; apply for an Assistance to Fire ghters Grant; appoint up to eight members of the affordable housing committee; and approve a change order for the southwest drainage project. County commission to set legislative priorities BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY A A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G H E A L T H C A R E I N S U R A N C E R E A L E S T A T E W A N T E D T O B U Y H E A L T H & R E A D I N G M A T E R I A L F F U R N I T U R E C O N T R A C T O R A T T O R N E Y S A T T O R N E Y S H A I R C U T S Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. 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It shows the proposed taxes of all applicable taxing authorities. All residents of the county pay county tax, school tax and children services council tax. If a person lives in the city they will also pay city taxes. Most county residents pay taxes to South Florida Water Management District. However, some residents in the northern part of the county are in St. Johns River W ater Management District and pay that tax instead. This year and last years market value of the property is listed under the heading Summary of Your Property Valuation. Overall, the value of taxable property in the county went down around 6 percent from last year. However, in some isolated neighborhoods, such as Seminole Cove and Palm V illage Ranch, the values went up based on recent sales. In the center of the page is the heading Notice of Proposed Ad Valorem Assessments. Column 1 shows the millage rate and the amount of taxes the homeowner paid to the applicable taxing authorities last year. Column 2 shows the millage rates that would be required to bring in the same amount of taxes to the taxing authorities this year based on current property vales. Individual property owners could see either an increase or decrease in the amount to be paid, depending on individual factors. Column 3 shows the proposed millage rates of the applicable taxing authorities. Those numbers are not nal yet. They can go down, but they cannot go up. In fact both the county and the city are currently proposing lower millage rates than those on the TRIM Notice. That means some property owners could see lower taxes that those appearing on the TRIM notice. The far right column gives dates and times that each taxing authority will have a public hearing before nal adoption of the their millage rate. One mil equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of assessed value. In addition to ad valorum taxes which are based on a percentage of the property value, city and county residents both pay non xed rate fees or assessments for EMS services, and garbage collection. County residents also pay a separate re assessment. For city residents, the cost of re protection is covered in city taxes. The total tax bill a property owner might expect to pay based on the proposed gures of TRIM Notice is found at the bottom left of the page under the heading 2011 Proposed Tax Re-Cap. The line Total Tax under Column 3 of that section shows the property owners total taxes under the proposed millage rates. TRIM Notice gives approximate tax bill Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south southwest between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, w ith a low around 71. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.Extended ForecastThursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph. Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph. Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast
By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Chobee Lil Brahman Junior Peewee team showcased a big play offense and a smothering defense as they walloped the V ero Beach Venom 39-0 on Saturday at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. Okeechobee spread the wealth around as four different players scored touchdowns on offense and their defense had a ridiculous number of 12 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and six QB sacks. The boys played well and were disciplined and fundamentally sound, Coach Marcel Richardson said afterward, It was a good test for us because we have a tough Jupiter team coming to town this week. Jafabian Smith was a one man wrecking crew on defense with seven tackles behind the line of scrimmage, one QB sack, and 10 total tackles. Mark Youmans added two sacks and two other tackles behind the line. Jakhious Cooper, Anton Thomas, Devante Luellman and Larry Boswell also had QB sacks for Okeechobee (1-1). On offense, Jermaine Moore had two touchdowns and 57 yards on just three carries. Larry Boswell had a touchdown run and 29 yards on the ground. Veyon Washington had 22 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Joel Treadway added a twoyard touchdown run. Coach Richardson said he was impressed with the execution of his running game, We will have a tough ground game all year. We have good backs that run hard and control the game. Okeechobee had 215 yards in rushing in the game. Devante Luellman added 42 yards and a touchdown in the game. Okeechobee led 33-0 at the half and the second half was played with a running clock. The scores of the Tiny Mite game are not recorded by Pop Warner. Key players for the Lil Brahmans included running back Javaris Johnson, QB Brett Shockley and defensive end and running back Dalton Underhill. Okeechobee won the Midget Division contest over Vero Beach 26-6 thanks to a strong offensive and defensive effort. Simeon Washington rushed for 51 yards and a touchdown in the rst half. Roshell Thomas caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from QB Antawyn Fludd. The defense was led by Janavise Futch who had a sac k and two tackles for a loss in the rst half. Okeechobee had eight QB sacks in the contest. Okeechobee Pop Warner will host four more games this Saturday with games scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EmoryWalkerCo.,Inc.(863) 763-6742Serving the Lake Area Since 1966 A/C and Heating at its Best! License # CAC014022 CAC042747 CAC057219 208 SW 5th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 15 Okeechobee News September 7, 2011 Pop Warner Football team beats Vero Beach Roshell Thomas hands the ball to the referee after a 32-yard touchdown catch on Saturday. The Midget team did battle with the Vero Beach Venom at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJermaine Moore, #22, looks for a hole as #28 Larry Boswell provides a lead blocker during the Pop Warner Junior Peewee game on Saturday. Okeechobee prevailed 39-0 over Vero Beach. #70 Alex Garcia and #28 Tyasis Files converge on a Vero Beach ball carrier during the game Saturday between Okeechobee and Vero Beach in the Pop Warner Midget Division. Devante Luellman runs for a big gain as #54 Joel Treadway looks on during Saturdays Pop Warner game between Okeechobee and Vero Beach.
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