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Publication Date: 09-14-2011
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10.90 feetLast Year: 14.23 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Wednesday, September 14, 2011 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 102 No. 110 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.911 service...Page 2 Couple accused of stealing cash register ... Page 5 Employees to receive 2 percent pay bonusBy Pete GawdaOkeechobee News With prices rising all the time, Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) customers can take comfort in the fact that their water rates won’t be going up. At their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, the OUA board of directors approved the budget for scal year 2011/12. While de nite action was taken on the budget, proposals to extend water service to Blue Cypress Golf and RV Resort and a settle bankruptcy action with a developer were left hanging. While the budget, which has $30,333,512 in expenses, maintains current water and sewer rates, department operating and maintenance expenses have been reduced by about 3 percent. The budget also includes a one-time 2 percent lump sum bonus for employees. According to the interlocal agreement which formed the OUA, most items voted on require a super majority or 4 to 1 pass. Since there were only four members present, board attorney Tom Conley’s opinion was that 3 to 1 would be a super majority. The vote on the budget was 3 to 1 with Tommy Hoover voting no. Royal Professional Builders is in the process of bankruptcy. The developer still owes OU A $306,000 in developers agreement fees. Ken Treadwell, attorney for Royal, offered $106,000 in settlement. As part of the proposed settlement all money previously paid to OUA would OUA: utility rates won’t increasePop W arner football team wins ... Page 15 In some counties, 4-H and FFA are considered competitors or even “enemies.” In Okeechobee County, the two organizations, work together, Okeechobee County Extension Agent Debbie Clements explained. At the annual Okeechobee County Awards Banquet on Saturday, Mrs. Clements presented Okeechobee County FFA Teacers with the “Okeechobee County Friend of 4-H Award,” the highest honor that Okeechobee County 4-H bestows. “The award was rst established in 1989 and continues to honor persons or organizations that have performed exemplary service to the Okeechobee 4-H program. In the past, honorees have been individuals, families, businesses and governmental organizations that have gone above and beyond to provide resources, time and expertise to the 4-Hers of Okeechobee County,” Mrs. Clements explained. “Continuing in the established tradition, this year’s honorees have distinguished themselves as invaluable contributors to the success of the 4-H program in Okeechobee County. This year the Okeechobee 4-H program, in conjunction with its members and volunteers, has chosen the Okeechobee County Agriculture Teachers/ FFA Advisors as the recipients of their greatest honor. “4-H and FFA are members of a family with the common goal of producing outstanding future leaders, well prepared with necessary life skills,” she continued. “In many places, FFA and 4-H consider each other the enemy, but Okeechobee is blessed to have Ag educators and FFA advisors that continue to instill the spirit of cooperation, as opposed to competition, among the organizations. We each have our strengths and we each have our weaknesses, but when we work together, there are no weaknesses, only strengths. Mr. Brian Dryden, Mr. Marshall Gerbitz, Mr. Roger McWaters, Mr. Buddy Mills, and Mr. Brian Trimble truly exemplify the intent of the “Okeechobee FFA teachers named ‘Friends of 4-H’ Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenMarshall Gerbitz (left) and Roger McWaters (right) were honored with the Friend of 4-H Award at the annual 4-H Awards Dinner on Saturday. Debbie Clements, Okeechobee County Extension Agent (center) presented the awards. Honorees not present were Brian Dryden, Buddy Mills and Brian Trimble. See FRIENDS — Page 2 See OUA — Page 2

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The long delayed Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) may be fully operational in about a month. The latest completion date predicted date by deputy county administrator Jim Threewitts is midOctober. On Feb. 26, 2009, Okeechobee County commissioners agreed to participate in SLERS. The system will allow local law enforcement and local government agencies to communicate with other law enforcement and government agencies throughout the state that have the same system. When it is fully operational, the city police and re departments, Okeechobee Utility Authority, the school board and the county road department will be using the system. The sheriff's of ce and county re/rescue are currently using the system. Fire/rescue department has experienced no problems, but Mr. Threewitts said the sheriff's of ce is experiencing some garbling. He said the problem is that the county's SLERS system is using the newest radios which are not compatible with existing software. This problem is almost unique to Okeechobee since the county has the newest radios and there are very few of this type of radio outside the county. Mr. Threewitts was hopeful this problem could be cleared up in a few days. If all goes well, the new dispatch center in the public safety building will also become operational in mid-October, and the city would be able to start dispatching calls from their dispatch center to police and re departments. The process was originally expected to take about six months and included the construction of a tower in the southwest part of the county. Because of complications construction of the tower did not begin until March 7 of this year. The tower was recently completed. The bulk of the cost of the project is paid for with a grant which was to have expired in August of 2010. Mr. Threewitts had to apply for an extension when it became apparent the project would not be nished by that date. To further complicate things, the cost o f the system kept changing. Since the cost is divided proportionally among participants based on the number of radios each entit y has, the cost to each entity changed each time one of the entities changed their number of radios. Other costs kept changing throughout the lengthy process. During discussions about the new cit y budget, city administrator Brian Whitehall said city of cials considered not funding SLERS in the new budget since it has been delayed so many times.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. SLERS radio system may be operational soon 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News September 14, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tara Minton RowleyEconomic CouncilMembers of the Economic Council of Okeechobee met in September at Indian River State College with guest speaker Don Fox, biological administrator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Pictured (L-R) are Sandy Perry, Monica Clark, Don Fox, G.M. ‘Hoot’ Worley, Jennifer Williamson, Debra Hooker and Joe Arnold. During the meeting, members also received updates from local of cials from the county commission, school board, sheriff’s of ce and South Florida Water Management District. For more information about the Economic Council of Okeechobee, please contact us at 863-467-0200.

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Band boosters By this point many in the community are receiving letters from the band kids asking for donations. We are doing a 20/20 donation. Each band member is asking 20 friends, family or community members for a $20 donation. If you would like a letter and don’t get one from a band member, w e would love to send one to you. We have many members who would not otherwise b e able to afford to go without help. If all t he kids receive their donations back we w ill be able to raise $40,000 of the needed money, without it being a strain on anyone! T hank you Okeechobee for you to rally behind our kids! For more information, contact Okeechobee High School.  It is great to see how the community is supporting the band. Thank you for putt ing the band in the paper three times last w eek. And especially thanks to Wendy’s for donating 10 percent of the sales on Monday nights to help the cause. With a big band, and the cost of $600 per student, it is a lot t o raise. But I really think it will be worth it w hen you consider how much the kids will get out of it.Checks Every business in town should pay att ention to the story about the couple passing fake payroll checks. With a modern computer and printer set up, you can easily make c hecks that look like real payroll checks. Since most employees these days have direct deposit, as a business person I think it might b e wise to call the business before passing a payroll check. If it is fake, the business that c ashed it is going to be out the money. So it is up to the person cashing the check to make sure it is real. I hope someone can ID t he woman from the surveillance photo that w as in the paper, but it was not a real good photo.Love bug season Been noticing the advance party for the last couple days. Get the windshield washer lled. They are set to invade.  I still have marks on my windshield from the spring love bug uprising.Politics There are differences between the parties. Especially when it comes to government funded programs like Social Security. And now there are three parties, if you count the TEA Party.Eyesore Many thanks to the city for demolishing those two dilapidated structures situated at N.W. 12th St. and Ninth Ave., but don’t forget the blue-tarped structure across the street too. That structure needs to be taken care of also and the yard along with the trees should be cut.Storms I feel sorry for the people up north who had all the damage from ooding. This is why they should have ood insurance. Regular insurance does not cover ood damages. Plenty of people in Florida found out that the hard way. People need to pay attention to the news and learn from others’ mistakes. If you live near a river, stream, canal or the ocean, you should invest in ood insurance. Flood insurance is relatively inexpensive and it can make all the difference if you have ood damage.Parenting To you parents who drop your underage kids at business and expect that business to raise your kids you are the real problem. If you don’t want to be responsible for them don’t dump them on a business to do it for you.  Remember when there used to be a skating rink and a drive-in theater? I do. And never in all my child hood years did my parents take us to the skating rink to be “dropped off.” My parents took responsibility for us as children and taught us what respect was and how to use it. We were not allowed to run around the drive-in theater alone either. We were escorted to the concession stand and to the bathroom. The thing that was done, if children acted up, the establishment knew who the parents were and they were called to come and collect their child. Friends of Lake Okeechobee to meet at local Holiday InnFriends of Lake Okeechobee will host their next meeting on Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn of Okeechobee, 3101 U.S. 441 S. All local businesses are affected by the lack of tourism in the area due to low water, from motels and gas stations, to restaurants and shing guides. All are welcome and encouraged to come to make a change in how this great lake is managed. Please come with your concerns and ideas to help with our livelihood.” The rst meeting was held Aug. 22 in Lakeport, and 75 people attended. “The rst meeting was to share ideas, and to organize a group. This meeting will be more about doing, instead of just talking,” as stated by Bryan Honnerlaw. At the last meeting, the group had farmers, hunters, airboaters, shing guides, business owners, concerned waterfront property owners, birdwatchers, a county commissioner, and a town mayor. Even two representatives from Applied Aquatics showed up, who instructed the group that the weeds they spray only turn brown, but do not die from the chemicals they spray. They also noted that they had been hunting and pecking for weeds to spray, and then all of a sudden, a lot of hyacinth was ushed into the lake by farmers, which gave them something to spray. Brett Whidden, the Mayor of Moore Haven, stated that the Harney Pond Dredging project’s nal permits were issued and that work could start as early as two weeks from the meeting. (Work had still not started as of Sept. 12.) Overall, the meeting was a huge success. This was the rst time people have united from around the lake (from North to South) and been in complete agreement with each other on issues. The main issue the group wants to accomplish at this point is stabilizing the lake between 12.5 and 16 feet. Spraying, and other issues were also discussed. Friends of Lake OkeechobeeFly the agDon’t let your agpole be empty on Sept. 14 and Sept. 17. The Okeechobee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution remind you to y our Flag on Sept. 14 to honor the Star Spangled Banner. It was composed by Francis Scott Key on this date during the War of 1812. The words of the third verse are even more appropriate today as we remembered 9-11. “And where is that band who so vauntingly swore “That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion, “A home and a country should leave us no more! “Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps pollution. “No refuge could save the hireling and slave “From the terror of ight, or the gloom o f the grave; “And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave “O’er the land of the free and the hom e of the brave!” Fly the ag again on Saturday, Sept. 17, for Constitution Day. It was signed 224 years ago in 1787 by patriots from the thirteen colonies. It is the foundation of our governing laws. It guarantees our freedoms as long as we are vigilant to obey and protect all o f its statutes. Our Freedom is not Free! It has been earned through sacri ce and dedicated patriotism throughout our country’s history. Okeechobee DARBlood drive a successHonor was paid, memories were shared and the day was remembered during th e commemorative blood drives held las t weekend. Jon Geitner of Seacoast Bank, Diane Davies of TD Bank and Charlie Hukried e of Golden Corral offered their business sites as places for Okeechobee to donate blood in memory of those who died on 9-11. So many gave, the commemorative t-shirts, which were given to donors, ran out, though other shirts were substituted and 94 units o f blood were drawn from people who remembered. This huge number of donations was a testament to the people of Okeechobe e as they proved, once again, how much the y care. Russ Colwell, the Florida’s Blood Center’s District Coordinator, expressed deep thanks for the wonderful response of th e community. If anyone who wanted to giv e forgot to come, please mark your calenda r for Nov. 19 and 20, when the Okeechobe e Blood Roundup will be held at the Freshman Campus. Whenever drives are held, i t is a reminder that donating blood really does save lives. Thank you. Raye Deusinger Wednesday, September 14, 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. 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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!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Some newspapers seem to take pleasure in the bad news. Not us. We do print badŽ news. (It IS newsworthy when things go wrong, and citizens need to know about problems.) Still, we give most of our attention to good news the kind you clip and tape to your refrigerator door. (This isnt difficult. The vast majority of what happens in our community IS good.) How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News September 14, 2011 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A couple have been arrested and are being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail in connection with the burglary of a local business. Willie Joe Harris, 32, and Kimberly Kay Lyons, 27, were both arrested Thursday, Sept. 8, on felony charges of burglary of a structure causing over $1,000 in damages and grand theft. Their bond has been set at $60,000 each. An arrest report by Detective Bryan O. Lowe, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), indicated that the couples’ names were initially given to OCSO Deputy Sarah Green when she took a report on the burglary. After reviewing video surveillance of the building, the owner of the company allegedly recognized the intruders. Detective Lowe said $400 in cash was taken, along with $500 in other items. He went on to add that damage done to the business “... was estimated to be well over $1,000 by the victim.” According to the OCSO detective, a woman entered the business on July 28 and tried unsuccessfully to open the cash register. A man and the woman are seen on video returning a short time later and trying, again unsuccessfully, to open the register, continued the report. Surveillance video shows the couple taking the register from the business and placing it in the trunk of a car, added Detective Lowe’s report. The couple apparently opened the cash register later at their apartment, then drove to the Taylor Creek Bridge where they threw it into the water, added the OCSO investigator. The report does not indicate if the cash or any of the other items reportedly taken in the break in have been recovered. Couple accused in burglary of business The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  James Tyrone Howard, 20, N.W. 77th St., Miami, was arrested Sept. 9 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with violation of probation battery on detention or commitment facility staff. He is being held without bond.  Ruben Eric Collins, 37, Azealia Place, Tavares, was arrested Sept. 9 by Deputy Heath Hughes on an amended Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation domestic battery by strangulation. He is being held without bond.  Shaun Daniels Billie, 21, S.E. 21st St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 9 by Of cer Belen Reyna on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond on those charges was set at $5,500. Billie was also arrested on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with failure to appear. He is being held without bond on that charge.  Gary Neil Joiner, 31, S.E. 42nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 9 by Deputy J ustin Akins on a charge of driving under the in uence. He was released on his own recognizance.  Jeremy Jones, 24, N.W. 17th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 10 by Deputy Steven McKinley on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with felony battery. His bond was set at $20,000.  Janet Lynn Chivari, 42, N.E. Eighth Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 10 by Sergeant Justin Bernst on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone). Her bond was set at $2,000.  Jammie Lynn Martz, 28, N.E. 31st Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 11 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a felony fugitive warrant issued by the State of Pennsylvania. She w as released on her own recognizance with the understanding she is to return to Pennsylvania by the end of the week.  Ethan Lane King, 16, S.E. 86th Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 12 by Deputy Heath Hughes on a felony charge of eeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement of cer, and a misdemeanor charge of no valid driver’s license. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Ta’Noris Isiah Jones, 15, N.E. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 12 by Deputy John Fisher on two felony counts of battery on a school board employee and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  John Alec Yargee, 30, C.R. 721, Lorida, was arrested Sept. 12 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (opiate) and tampering with physical evidence. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $11,000.  Jennifer Lynn Shaw, 26, S.W. Fifth Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 12 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (opiate) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $6,000.  Michael Maurice Bird, 26, Broad Land Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 13 by Deputy John Ashby on a felony charge of failure to appear driving while license suspended/revoked habitual offender. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed.Editor’s Note : On Aug. 26 Stacey Marie Hubbell, 45, was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated battery on an elderly person and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication. According to Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson he led paperwork on Sept. 9 stating that he would not le charges against Ms. Hubbell, and the case against her has been dropped. Okeechobee Arrest Report Today: Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Sunny, with a high near 91. North wind around 5 mph. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. East wind around 5 mph. Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind around 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Willie Joe Harris Kimberly K. Lyons Democratic executive council will meetThe Okeechobee Democratic executive council will meet on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at Beef O’Brady’s. Anyone who is interested in joining the council is encouraged to attend.Retired teachers to attend conferenceOkeechobee Retired Teachers Association will be attending the Regional Conference on Friday, Sept. 16 Those members who have paid the registration fee for the meeting are reminded to meet at the First Baptist Church ROC center at 7 a.m. in order to carpool.Moose holding dinner SaturdayThe Okeechobee Moose, #1753, at 159 N.W. 36th Street, will serve dinner on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m. Port chop dinner is $7. Music will follow featuring Carl Cable from 7–10 p.m. Queen of Hearts drawing will take place at 7 p.m. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 V aughn H. Caudill, 80OKEECHOBEE — Vaughn H. Caudill, age 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility. Formerly of Hamilton, Ohio, Vaughn moved permanently to Okeechobee in 1997 after retiring from 43 years of employment with the Champion International Paper Company. Born Nov. 6, 1930, at home on Maces Creek, Viper, Ky., he was the tenth child of 14. After his early schooling, he went to Berea, Ky., where he worked at the Broom Factory and Boone Tavern to help pay expenses. He taught school for one year before moving on to Richmond, Ky., to attend Eastern College where he joined the R.O.T.C. program. Eventually he joined the U.S. Air Force. While at Luke Air Force Base he furthered his education at Arizona State Teachers College at Tempe, Ariz. He served his country during the Korean Con ict. He and his unit w ere sent to the Bering Straits near the North Pole in Alaska. Later he w as wounded on a rescue mission in Korea. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. where he enjoyed being a ag bearer in a marching unit. Vaughn was also an elected committee member of the Chaco Credit Union, the Champion Service Association and the Champion Camping Club. He enjoyed camping and traveling in his “Winnie” motorhome. He had many friends in the “O,Tucks” Organization of w hich he was also a member, having been nominated years earlier to be a Kentucky Colonel. A 53 year member of the Masonic Fraternity, he was a member of Washington Lodge #17 in Hamilton, Ohio, and Washington Chapter 195 Order of Eastern Star. After moving to Okeechobee, he became an active dual member of Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237 and Eastern Star Chapter #128. Vaughn held membership in the Cincinnati Syrian Shriners with the Hamilton Antique Carav an Unit that drove cars like little old Model T’s in parades. Though he never ate seafood, he was always ready, as long as he was able, to go shing with friends. If he couldn’t be outside riding his lawn mower, working in the yard, or puttering around, he loved to do crossword puzzles and watch Gaither Homecoming Music tapes and sing along. He w ould also sing and play hymns on his keyboard and harmonica. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Ida Mae (Fields) Caudill; brothers, Ruben (infant), Dager, Perry, Wilbur, and Squirrel;; sisters, Muriel, Dorothy, Amanda, and Dove. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Betty Jo Caudill; son, Gary (Tami) Caudill of West Chester, Ohio; daughter, Leslie (Kelly) Grantham of Lugoff, S.C.; step-daughters, Elizabeth (Mike) Tillery of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Karen Hope Fields of Middleton, Ohio; grandchildren, Steve (Becky) Caudill of Atlanta, Ga., Tony Caudill of Dayton, Ohio, Mandi (Chris) Zickekose of Dayton, Ohio, Jaidyn and Lillian Grantham of Lugoff, S.C.; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Woods and Verna Hall, both of Viper, Ky., Grace Pratt Creech of Franklin, Ohio; brother, Don Caudill of S.C.; sisters-in-law, J eanne Beall, Sandy Smith; brother-in-law, Sonny Maddox; many beloved nieces and nephews and special friends with whom he maintained contact. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Ofce of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home from 3 p.m. until service time at 4 p.m. when a Celebration of Life Service, including Masonic and Eastern Star services, will be held. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seaw inds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Debrah Ann Spurlock, 56SEBRING — Debrah Ann Spurlock, 56, of Sebring, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at her residence. She w as born May 9, 1955, in Royal Oak, Mich., and came to Sebring in 2009 from Okeechobee. She w as a title clerk for W illard May Auto in Okeechobee. She is survived by two sons, Brannon W Jenkins of Sebring, and Chris Jenkins of Sebring; a brother, Lenny Spurlock of Zolfo Springs, Fla.; and a sister, Peggy O’Bannon (Jug) of Sebring. A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Evergreen Cemetery, Okeechobee. Condolences may be expressed by visiting TBO.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. Gary Lee Hubbard Sr.SOUTH CAROLINA — On Aug. 22, 2011, Gary Lee Hubbard Sr., lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, he was born April 7, 1950, to Frederick and Anna Hubbard in Wilna, N.Y. Gary is survived by his wife of 25 years, Frances Hinton Hubbard; son, Gary L. Hubbard III of Pickens, S.C.; sisters, Virginia Flint of Malone, N.Y., Charlotte Osborne and Brenda Oates of Montgomery, Ala.; brothers David M. Hubbard Sr. of Clewiston, Raymond Hubbard of Zebelon, N.C., Dean Hubbard of Finch, Canada; two stepdaughters, Robbie Spicer of Easley, S.C., and Pam Adkins of Sebring; and a special little boy, Dylan Schreiner. Gary was predeceased by his mother, father and two brothers, Paul and Freddie; and his stepson, Robert P. Black. Cremation Society of South Carolina is in charge. At the request of Gary services will be held at a later date in Hopkinton, N.Y.Gordon E. Covington, 75OKEECHOBEE — Gordon E. Covington, age 75, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at the Hamrick Home. Born in Scottdale, Ga., he was a resident of Okeechobee for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Okeechobee Christian Church. Gordon was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Covington. Survivors include his son, Danny (Margaret) Covington of Sebastian; daughters, Donna Holloway of Carrollton, Ga., Doreen Whitaker of Loganville, Ga., Darlene (Larry) Childres of Forsyth, Ga.; seven grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and sisters, Nancy Palmer of Okeechobee and Betty Towers of Stathem, Ga. There will be no services at this time. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.Randy Allen Scott, 52BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Randy Allen Scott, 52, o f Brunswick, passed away Sept. 11, 2011. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 912-261-8760, 664 Scranton Road, Unit 103, Brunswick, GA 31520. Arrangements are under the direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, www.edomillerandsons.com.Raymond W. Hallock Jr., 84OKEECHOBEE — Raymond W. Hallock Jr., age 84, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at the Hamrick Home. Formerly a resident of Cape Coral since the mid 70’s, he became a resident of Okeechobee ve years ago. Raymond was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed gun collecting, working crossword puzzles, camping and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Eagles, V.F.W. and the Moose. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy; daughter, Judith; and a sister, Jackie. Survivors include his daughter, Linda Rickards of Okeechobee; grandchildren, Kimberly (Justin) Pigott of Jensen Beach, Jason (Lindsey) Rickards of Christensburg, Va., Daniel and John Michael Rickards, both of Okeechobee, Chris (Tonya) Kaliszczak of Bainbridge, Ga., Candi (Curry) Hall of Tallahassee; and seven greatgrandchildren. A Celebration of Life, with a covered dish brunch, will be held at the Grace Brethren Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of owers, friends may make memorial donations to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.Rembert ‘Burt’ Mitchell, 59OKEECHOBEE — Rembert “Burt” Mitchell, age 59, of Okeechobee, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at his residence. He was born Oct. 5, 1951, to Garvin and Beatrice Mitchell in Macon, Ga. He was a plumber and a member of the Pipe tters Local Union 630 of West Palm Beach, Fla. Burt enjoyed gold prospecting, shing, and going on adventures with his children. He is preceded in death by his father, Garvin Mitchell; and a sister, Melinda Creech. He is survived by his loving children, Jason Travis Gwaltney and Megan Gwaltney; mother, Beatrice Mitchell; mother of his children, Brend a Mitchell; brothers, Steve (Sue) Mitchell, Carl (Cindy) Mitchell; sister, Alicia Mitchell; nephews, Scott Mitchell, Shawn Mitchell, Josh Tyler, Matthew Tyler; nieces, Mandy Tyler, Rachel Mitchell and Molly Mitchell. In addition he is survived by dear friends, Timmy Gay, Jay Crawford, and E.J. Miller Services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in the Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N W 23rd Lane, Okeechobee, with Pastor John Hirst of ciating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions ma y be made to The Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, Fl 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl. 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 14, 2011 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 C C A i s C o m m i t t e d t o C a r e e r s & C o m m u n i t i e s i n F l o r i d a As America’s Leader in Partnership Corrections, we’ve been privileged to partner with Florida for 15 years. The Sunshine State is home to 1,200 CCA corrections professionals at five facilities. No matter where you are in your professional journey, we hope you’ll consider joining the CCA Family.Visit FloridaCCA.com now to  Learn more about our commitment to the Florida community  Sign up to get updates on opportunities to grow with us  See videos of our Florida employees sharing their stories We value our relationship with you—our hardworking Florida neighbors—and we look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come. 7 Okeechobee News September 14, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Sept. 2: Stevie White, Kyleigh Adams, Tippen Padgett, Lisette Saucedo, Esmerelda Meneses, Jose Cervantes, Zachary Marker, Yeraldin Osorio-Bello, Milagros Baltazar, Bryan Orta-Santos, Piper Watts, Guilibado Torres, Brandon Kennedy, Brandon Perez, Adam Moore, Alejandro Delgado, Scott Major, Tommy Kayser Jr., Anthony Jimenez, Limzay Solis, Gabriela Delgado, Sheyla Villatoro, Derek Banister, Rafe Sexton, David Cardenas, Jesenia Jaimes, Aaron Baltazar, Stephanie Mondragon, Sha’myra Williams, Dylan Deckard, Jenaya Cason, Yovani Elias-Garcia, Lisbet Hernandez and Sandy Leon. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the WeekThese are Central’s Elementary Students of the Week of Sept. 5, and Grandparents Day when they came and joined the students for lunch at the school on Sept. 9. Congratulations to: kindergarten, Lauren Abbate, Savannah Burdeshaw, Emmett Sumner, Alejandro Godinez, Karter Ramirez, Lissette Alaniz, Penelope Van Eman; rst graders, Diana Rodriguez, Yureli Bustos, Jacob Moats, Lee Edouard, Janessa Whidden; second graders, Henry Denova de Dios, Leonides Castellanos, Aleah Pritchard, Morgan Tucker, Luis Noel Espinoza-Garcia, Ariana Merchant; third grade students, Makayla Belangia, Anton, Thomas; fourth graders, Ado Cobo, Lillian Arellano, Brighton Bauman, Corbin Allen and Meghann Hotmire. Senior/Parent Informational Workshop at OHSA special night has been scheduled for the graduating class of 2012 and their parents. All parents of seniors are urged to attend on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m., in the Lecture Hall at Okeechobee High School. Parents will be given information about senior expenses, graduation requirements, FCAT retakes, discussion of the college admissions process, details about visiting colleges, work programs, information about Florida Bright Futures Program, SAT/ACT information, scholarship information, questions you should ask when visiting different post-secondary institutions, and important tips that parents and seniors need to know to have a successful senior year and a successful rst year at a post-secondary institution. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to ask questions that are pertinent for all seniors. We are looking forward to having seniors and their parents attend.

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At the Aug. 30, meeting, the Rotary Club of Okeechobee honored Rotarian Maureen Budjinski with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship award. Maureen was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow because she lives a life that exempli es Rotary's motto of "Serv ice Above Self" and for her years of contribution to The Rotary Foundation and local Okeechobee club. The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The Fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of $1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation. Those programs include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding. Foundation programs provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunizations, and shelter for millions of people. These activities are funded, implemented and managed by Rotarians and Rotary clubs around the globe. Rotarians also designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize another person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 S u p p lem e nt to th e Ok e e c h o b e e N e w s € J a nu a ry 28 2 0 1 1 € A lso A v a ila ble Onlin e a t n e w s z a p.c o m S u p p l e m e n t t o t h e O k ee ch o b e e N e w s A u g u s t 1 7 2 0 1 1D D r r . F F r r e d d B B r o o w w n n C C h h i i l d r r e n   s s H H e e a a l l t t h h C C e e n n t t e e r r 2 0 1 1 5 5 H H w w y y 4 4 4 1 1 N N o o r r t t h h , O O k k e e e e c c h o o b b e e e , F F L L € € 8 8 6 6 3 3 7 7 6 6 3 3 1 1 9 9 5 5 1 1 F F l l o o r r i i d d a a C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y H H e e a a l l t t h h C C e e n n t t e e r r s s , I I n n c c . 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S a v a n n a h s e z . . H a v i n g A / C P r o b l e m s ? Lic # CAC029420 W h y n o t c l i p t h i s a d a n d r e c e i v e a F R E E D i a g n o s t i c ? Ž( $ 7 5 v a l u e ) Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 8 Okeechobee News September 14, 2011 Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet Thursday, Sept. 15, at The Basinger Community Center. A potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m. followed by service at 7 p.m. Tommy Shephard of Venus will be the featured speaker. For more information call Doyle McDuf e at 863-763-2295. Point of Light Fellowship Church, 15399 S.R. 78 in Lakeport will have a rev ival Sunday, Sept. 1 8, through Wednesday, Sept. 21. The speaker will be Bishop Bennie Jones. Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Services Monday through W ednesday will be at 7 p.m. The Okeechobee Ministerial Association will sponsor their annual September prayer walks at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. 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. Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 901 S.W. 6th St, will offer religious education classes for children and youngsters, beginning Sunday, Sept. 18 Registrations for C.C.D. are now being accepted. Classes for all grades kindergarten through ninth grade will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. Call the parish of ce, 863763-3727, for information. The Okeechobee Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a 5K walk on Sept. 25 to help raise awareness of childhood obesity. It will begin at 9 a.m., at pier 7 (the shing pier). We ask that you come prepared to make a donation to Big Lake Mission, (money or non-perishable foods).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. Speakers & walks among church activities Rotary Club recognizes club member with award Share your news and photos for this column by email to pgawda@newszap.comPlaces ofWorship Special to the Okeechobee News/ Rotary ClubFormer club president Tabitha Trent and Rotarian Maureen Budjinski.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 9 Okeechobee News September 14, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Wilson Barahona had ve goals to lead the Yearling Bulls to a 7-2 win in their home opener Monday against Gifford Middle School. Giovanny Garcia and Ricky Perez added goals for the Bulls who look to keep a long unbeaten streak intact this year. Coach Erick Garcia said the rst game of the season was inspiring for the whole team and looked a lot like last year when the Bulls went undefeated. "The YMS defense showed a lot of courage and it was strong. The overall team performance was impressive," he added. While Yearling did give up a few sloppy goals due to mistakes near their own net, they controlled the ball for the most part, and kept the ball in the Dolphins end of the eld. Barahona could have had more goals but a great header was stopped by the Dolphin goal keeper in the second half. Rios also singled out forward Logan Laskey who did a great job controlling the ball at mid eld. "This is a very good start for the soccer team. I felt Laskey had an excellent game and led the mid elders to control the Gifford offense," Rios added. Yearling will travel to play Storm Grove Middle School on Wednesday. The Bulls will host Oslo Middle School on Monday, Sept. 21. Y MS soccer team claims 7-2 win over Gifford Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyWilson Barahona had ve goals to lead Y earling to another victory on Monday at YMS. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Richard Donegan shot a 2-under par 70 to lead the Okeechobee High School Brahman boys golf team to a fourth place nish at the Okeechobee Invitational Golf Tournament held Monday at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Okeechobee shot 333 as a team as the four top scores of the six players on each squad are tabulated. Cutter Crawford shot 86, William Childers 88 and Kodi Stephen shot 89 for Okeechobee. Vero Beach won the tournament with a team score of 302. Sebastian River shot 317 to nish in second place. Martin County shot 318 to nish in third place. Danny Smith of Martin County shot 71 to nish second overall. Fredrik Gustaffson of Vero Beach shot third overall. Ten schools were invited to the tournament. John Carroll nished fth, Treasure Coast sixth and Fort Pierce Central nished in seventh place. Golf coach Kenny Buckner said he was very pleased with how the event went and that he hoped to make this an annual event. OHS linksters place 4th in invitational tourne y The Annual FFA Alumni Sporting Clays Shoot will be Oct. 22 at Quail Creek Plantation. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. The event will start at 10 a.m. There will also be a turkey shoot while participants wait for everyone to nish the clay shoot. Lunch will be provided. Proceeds will bene t FFA students. For more information about the shoot, contact Darryl Boney at 863-634-0642. FFA alumni plan sporting clays shoot fundraiser Okeechobee News / Charles MurphyKodi Stephen watches a birdie putt on the fth hole of the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Monday. Stephen shot 89 on the day.

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Auctions Farm Equipment Horse Tack Auction Saturday Sept. 24th 6 am 8 pm www.whiteowlfarm.com for Details 973-220-4369 CardofThanks Thank You To the gentleman and his family who rescued and returned our puppy. ServicesI am looking for Parttime work caring for an elderly woman in her home. Please call and ask for Sandi Aberman, Phone 863-610-3446 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeMANAGER Wanted for pecan orchard in Albany, Georgia. Farming experience required preferably orange grove. SEND RESUME TO: The Graham Farms, P. O. Box 1108, Moore Haven, FL 33471 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Guns/SuppliesGuns Savage bolt action 300 Rem Ultra Mag., 3 X 9 scope $400 Savage deer Slayer 12 Ga. bolt action, 1.5 X 4.5 scope. $500 Both new condition and have soft cases. Pictures on web ad.Winchester 120 pump shotgun 12 ga. $200/neg. (863)824-0835 or (863)634-5023 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments 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 For Rent 1 Bedroom for $510 mo., 3 Bedroom for $595 mo. and RV spots for $175 mo. 561-386-5636 or 561-968-2083 BEAUTIFUL 2BR Close to town. Newly renovated. Only $700 mo. includes water. Pets okay upon approval. Call 561-255-4377 Shop here first! The classified ads Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the city limits, Avail Immed. $900/mo + 1st, & deposit. (863)465-0053 Oak Lake Apartments, 2BR, 1.5BA, 2 story, fenced patio, washer, dryer, very clean. $650 rst, last, and $500 sec. (863)634-3312 or 634-3313. OKEE Huge, Clean, 2BR, 2BA inside laundry, $675/month. First & Sec. September’s rent free! Call 772-215-0098 Commercial PropertyFOR SALE OR LEASE 1574 Sq. Ft. of ce bldg. @ 210 NE 3rd Ave. Call 863-763-0295 Condos/Townhouses Rent CONDOS 2/2 Taylor Creek, newly remodeled, downstairs, furnished w/utilities included! First Mo FREE! $875/mo 863-634-0663 KINGS BAY 2br, 1ba, W/D, very clean, tile oors $575 + sec. (863)763-2414 MOVE IN NOW $900 2/1 downstairs, tile, w/d, fully furnished w/ utilities, dock, and pool. $875/mo 863-634-0663 OKEECHOBEE TRIPLEX clean, 2 BR, 2 BA, W/D hook-up, patio, privacy fence, no pets. $690 mo. + $500 security deposit. Free trash and lawn maint. (417)848-3424 or (417)848-6360 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Condos/Townhouses Rent TAYLOR CREEK Condos: Avail. Immed. Fully furnished, Pool, Tennis & Boat Dock 1br/1ba + Utilities. $625. Annual Lease. 215-359-7779 Houses-Rent AFFORDABLE New Houses, 3/1/1 = $900, 3/2/2 = $1200, Large yards. Bring pets. Jacuzzi tub included. Call 561-723-2226 Beautiful Country Home in Country Hills Estates Built 2006 on 5 fenced acres, 3BR/2BA. $1400 mo. (954)326-2083. Furnished 1/1 or 2/1 in Kings Bay with garage, washer and dryer starting at $650 per month, plus utilities call 863-467-4371 NESTLED ON AN ESTATE, in town. Small cottage, 2BR, 2BA, laundry room w/W&D, porcelain tile oors, 5 ceiling fans, screened porch, lawn service. small pet ok, Non-smk. env., $800 mo., 1st, last & $500 sec. 941-504-3954. OKEE 2bd/1ba CBS House, large lot, freshly painted, new carpet, w/d, well water, Located by 15-B $675 mo. plus security. Call 786-201-0306 OKEE 3/2, $598 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. OfficeSpace RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 RoommateFEMALE BOARDER Brand New Apts. Your own furnished Studio apt. Private entrance with Cable, A/C, HS Internet provided. $100/wk $200 to move in. Call (863)801-8278 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 RealEstateWanted Wanted Land Looking for 10 to 20 acres in the Ft. Drum Area. Please Call 863-467-6377 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent2 Bed/1 Bath Mobile Home in Pine Ridge Park. $650.00 mo. 1st month and $500.00 Security to move in. No pets Call 863-634-9139 LAKEPORT: 3 BR, 2 BA, Bonus Room, Washer & Dryer. Screen Porch. $600 mo. + Security deposit. (573)686-6145 or (573)718-8074 NEWLY REMODELED Available Immediately 2BR/2BA Double Wide Stove Frig. $650 mo. (863)634-8885 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, $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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 12 Okeechobee News September 14, 2011

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Motorcycles2003 Harley-Davidson FAT BOY 2003 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 100th Anniversary FLSTFI black 12,800 miles $5300 No time wasters! WARDEN334@GMAIL.COM $5,300.00 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles1999 LEXUS RX 300 143,400 miles Millennium Silver Metallic, SUV. Good Condition, Single owner, RX 300 Leather Seats, Aluminum Wheels. V6/Automatic. Exterior Paint Looks Good, No accidents. Radio/CD with disc changer Power front Seats. Sun-roof, Cruise, security, remote entry (loaded) Air Conditioning| Anti-Lock Brakes. $8,400 /or best offer (863)824-2973 or (863)357-2156 FourWheelDrive1985 Suzuki Samurai Needs motor rebuilt, has lift kit, mud tires, new clutch asking $1,000. Call 863-801-5359 if no answer leave message. Parts/Repairs Brand New still in box Hitch Receiver and Ball Mount for a Dodge Caliber asking $150 Call 863-634-5140 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice Attention Comcast customers in Belle Glade / Pahokee, Clewiston, Okeechobee, and each of their surrounding areas: Effective September 26, 2011, the following change will occur to your channel lineup: • Bounce TV will be added, as a test launch, on Digital Limited Basic channel 220. The of cial launch will be on October 15, 2011. Attention Comcast customers in Clewiston and its surrounding area: Effective September 15, 2011, the following change will occur to your channel lineup: • MeTV will be added, as a test launch, on Digital Limited Basic channel 208. The of cial launch will be on October 15, 2011. GENERAL INFORMATION: After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service or a rate increase, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 800-COMCAST (800-266-2278). 397612 CGS 9/15 ON 9/14/2011 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 PublicNoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP059 IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD W. SALTZMAN, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Edward W. Saltzman, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was December 27, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s 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 other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate 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 PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is September 14, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: Kevan Boyles, Esquire Attorney for Roberta C. Saltzman Florida Bar Number: 285854 319 8th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 833-2472 Fax: (561) 837-6611 E-Mail: kb@boyleslaw rm.com Personal Representative: Roberta C. Saltzman 6305 NE 2nd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34974 397394 ON 9/14,21/2011 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 o’clock 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 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 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 o’clock 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 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 representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s 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 DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is September 7, 2011. 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 9/7,14/2011 PublicNotice 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 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1999 FORD F150 VIN # 1FTZX1723XNB74917 1993 NISSAN 300ZX VIN # JN1RZ24H7PX538353 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 397665 ON 9/14/2011 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to-wit: Pegasus Pest Control under which we expect to engage in business at: 1083 Sunset Strip Okeechobee, FL 34974 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said business enterprise are: Joseph Moschiano Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this the 9th day of September, 2011. 397494 ON 9/14/2011 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 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: 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 00’00” East along the East boundary line of Lot 20, a distance of 75.01 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence North 87 55’19” West a distance of 106.09 feet to the intersection with the West boundary line of said Lot 19; thence North 00 00’00” 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 8637’21” 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 00’00” 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 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation Okeechobee County Commission Chambers 1:30 to 4 p.m. Public Hearing Wednesday October 12, 2011 Okeechobee County Board of County Commission Chambers 304 NW 2nd Street, 2nd Floor Okeechobee, FL 34972 For more information please call State Representative Mike Horner 407-943-3077 397385 ON 9/14/2011 PublicNotice 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 HYATT 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 13 Okeechobee News September 14, 2011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Shop here first! The classified ads READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. 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! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds.

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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 Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553 W e e B u y y S c r a p p G o l d S i l v e r r a n d d C o i n s Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O.230 South Barfield Hwy. € Pahokee Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton PHONE: 561-924-5561www.floridacare.net 863-763-67427/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € Okeechobee EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! St. Lic. CACO29420Serving the entire lake area for 25 yearsOur Focus Is To Make You ComfortableŽFREE Estimates Sales € Service € Installation467-1545 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD& LLOYD € Social Security Disability € Veterans Disabilitywww.HoskinsTurco.com212 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL34974€ Auto Accidents € Bankruptcy(863) 357-5800 Advertise here! Great place to get noticed! M A R I N A N N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Local donations helping Local peopleOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org L O C A L D O N A T I O N S FREE PICKUP P I C K A H E A D I N G Advertise your businesss Cheri Stevens 1 0 5 S W 3r d A v e. 863-467-0418 Tues. -Fri 9-5:30 €Sat. 9-3 € Closed Sun & Mon 14 Okeechobee News September 14, 2011 The Okeechobee High School Drama Club will present, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” by Alfred Uhry. The comedy set in December 1939 in Atlanta, Ga. “The Last Night Of Ballyhoo” tells the story of a German-Jewish family living in the south during trying times for Jews in the world. In 1939 Hitler has invaded Poland and “Gone With The Wind” is premiering in Atlanta. Adolph Freitag, owner of the Dixie Bedding Company, and his sister Boo and nieces Lala and Sunny—a Jewish family so highly assimilated they have a Christmas tree in the front parlor—are looking forward to Ballyhoo, a lavish cotillion sponsored by their restrictive country club. Adolph’s employee Joe Farkas is an attractive eligible bachelor and an Eastern European Jew, familiar with prejudice but unable to fathom its existence within his own religious community. His presence prompts college student Sunny to examine intra-ethnic bias, her Jewish identity (or lack thereof), and the beliefs with which she’s been raised. Staring in this production are: Cody Cooper, Ryan Reister, Emilie Leg, Maria Zapata, Nicole Perdomo, Deion Hayes, Kylie Shirley, Alson Chaisson and Travon “Tony” Pierre. Performances are: Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $5. For tickets please call Miss Raulerson at 462-5025 ext 8011. Tickets will also be sold at the door each performance. OHS Drama Club presents ‘The Last Night Of Ballyhoo’ Health Fair seeks educational vendorsGrand Oaks Assisted Living Facility is sponsoring a Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. I am presently looking for health educating organizations that would like to participate. There is no charge to be included in the program. A nyone wishing to participate, please have them call me at 863-697-0211 or e-mail me at bill.casian@vna orida.org. V FW Post plans district picnicVFW Post 10539, 3912 US Hwy 441 SE w ill host the district picnic on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. Okeechobee High School JROTC will present the colors.Sacred Heart offers religious education classesSacred Heart Catholic Church, at 901 S.W. 6th St., will offer religious education classes for children and youngsters, beginning Sunday, Sept. 18 Registrations for C.C.D. are now being accepted. Classes for all grades kindergarten through ninth grade w ill be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. Call the parish of ce, 863763-3727, for information.4-H photo and video club plannedA new 4-H club is forming for those interested in digital photograph and making v ideos. The club is open to 4-Hers ages 12 to 18, and will meet on the third Monday of each month at the Okeechobee News of ce, 107 S.W. 17th Street (in the plaza next to the Brahman Movie Theater) at 7 p.m. Members should have access to a digital camera or v ideo recorder to use for club projects. Club projects will include taking pictures and recording videos at other Okeechobee County 4-H events. The rst meeting will be Monday, Sept. 19 Club members will select a name for the club and nominate of cers. For more information, email club leader Katrina Elsken at: kelsken@newszap.com or call 863-634-9751.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will be meet on Monday, Sept. 19, at noon at the Historical Society Museum on Highway 98 N. Anyone who would like to join the organization is encouraged to attend this covered dish luncheon. Dues for the year of $10 will be due at this time and we are encouraging everyone to bring school supplies to be donated to the Okeechobee County Schools.Senior/parent informational workshop at OHSA special night has been scheduled for the graduating class of 2012 and their parents. All parents of seniors are urged to attend on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m., in the Lecture Hall at Okeechobee High School. Parents will be given information about senior expenses, graduation requirements, FCAT retakes, discussion of the college admissions process, details about visiting colleges, work programs, information about Florida Bright Futures Program, SAT/ACT information, scholarship information, questions you should ask when visiting different post-secondary institutions, and important tips that parents and seniors need to know to have a successful senior year and a successful rst year at a post-secondary institution. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to ask questions that are pertinent for all seniors.Hospice to host yard saleHospice of Okeechobee’s next yard sale will be on 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. Community Events Shrine Club to host spaghetti nightThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will kick off the fall season with a spaghetti night set for Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 4 until 7 p.m. Music will be from 5 until 8 p.m. For more information, call 863-763-3378.4-H club plans rabbit clinicFeathers and Furs 4-H club is having a rabbit clinic on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Jones Supply, 801 S.W. Park Street, Okeechobee. Contact Cathy Arthur at 863-763-1512 or Cathy Corby at 772-216-8669 for more information.

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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 its Best! License # CAC014022 CAC042747 CAC057219 208 SW 5th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 15 Okeechobee News September 14, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Chobee ‘Lil Brahmans rushed for 180 y ards as they rolled over Jupiter Gold 32-6 in Pop Warner football action Saturday at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. Jermaine Moore rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns and Devante Luellman rushed for 32 yards and a couple of scores to lead Okeechobee, (3-0). Quarterback Rayquan Futch rushed for 44 yards and a touchdown for Okeechobee. Coach Marcel Richardson said the Brahmans praised the defensive effort of his team as they allowed just one rst down and score on a 50-yard run in the second half. “We’ve told the kids that defense wins championships and they have taken heed of that. The kids love to hit, they are not scared, and they love the contact,” he added. Jafabian Smith continued a torrid streak on the defensive line. He had eight tackles and three sacks in the contest. Moore had ve tackles and two sacks for Okeechobee. “He has worked very hard at practice, has really trained himself well and has been an awesome player for us. We hope he keeps it up and we stay injury free,” the Coach said. Coach Richardson said Jupiter was a good test for his Junior Pee Wee team which is mostly comprised of boys ages 9-10. He said this week’s game at Port Salerno will go a long way to determine if Okeechobee is a playoff team this year. Okeechobee scored on a 90-yard pass from Antawyn Fludd to Roshell Thomas in the rst quarter. Fludd ran in the extra point to give Okeechobee a 7-0 lead. Both defenses played well. Okeechobee drove the ball 50 yards on their rst series but were stopped on a fourth down and four at the Jupiter 18-yard line. Okeechobee’s defense stopped Jupiter at the Brahman nineyard line on a defensive stand on the next series. Simeon Washington had 29 yards on four carries, and Tyasis Files added 18 yards on four carries. Fludd added 13 yards on four carries. On the defensive side, Chris Barton recovered a fumble for Okeechobee. Fludd had a pass de ection and Files and Janavise Futch both had two tackles. The four Okeechobee teams travel to Port Salerno for games on Saturday, Sept. 17. Game times are 9 a.m., 11 a.m. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The two teams returned to the eld after close to an hour rain and lightning delay. Simeon Washington broke lose for a 62 yard touchdown run to help Okeechobee prevail, 13-12. Fludd added an interception late in the game to save the game for Okeechobee (3-0). Coach Eric Williams said he was very impressed with the tackling of his defensive unit who were able to hold Jupiter after a fumble in Okeechobee territory. He praised Files for eight tackles in the second half. “I also want to thank the fans for their continued support. The kids really get pumped up by the home crowd and I hope they continue to come out and support us,” he added. Okeechobee Pop Warner football team beats Jupiter Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTyasis Files rushes up the middle for 12 yards during the rst quarter of the Pop Warner football Midget Division contest between Okeechobee and Jupiter on Saturday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAntawyn Fludd knocks a pass away during the game between the Jupiter Mustangs and the Chobee Lil Brahmans on Saturday. Rain and lightning shortened the Midget division game with Okeechobee ahead 7-0.

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