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OHS Brahmans face Martin County Tigers ... Page 13 Friday, September 30, 2011 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 102 No. 117 11.13 feetLast Year: 14.06 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Freedom Outreach Fishing tourney ... Page 10 Taylor Creek locks back in service ... Page 3 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The county now has a new administrator. At the Tuesday, Sept. 27, meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission, interim county administrator Robbie Chartier agreed to take the position permanently. Commission Chairperson Margaret Garrard Helton suggested that Mrs. Chartier should be named to the position permanently. “I want to hire her as our county administrator,” Mrs. Helton said, noting that Mrs. Chartier has been interim for seven months. “She has been living up to my expectations,” Mrs. Helton added. “Robbie (Chartier) has exceeded my expectations,” agreed Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. He noted how hard her job had been with current budget restraints. He said it is important to have a permanent administrator to demonstrate stability to those who might want to bring new businesses to the county. He went on to say that Mrs. Chartier has proven her ability beyond all shadow of doubt and he complimented her people skills. Commissioner Joey Hoover said he Chartier named county administrator Robbie Chartier Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppReady for actionOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Special Response Team members take aim at xed targets Thursday, Sept. 29, during a joint training session with the SWAT unit from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Of ce. For more on the story, see page 5. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Residents of the southeastern part of the county, along U.S. 441 S.E., might soon have access to Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) water. During a special meeting on Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, the OUA Board of Directors took the rst step toward extending a water line from King’s Bay to Blue Cypress Golf and RV Resort. Blue Cypress, which has its own water system, has some serious problems with contaminants in the water and they hired engineers John Robbins and Steve Dobbs to work on a solution. The most feasible alternative they came up with was to extend OUA’s 6 inch water line, which ends at King’s Bay, the 7.5 miles to Blue Cypress. OUA may extend water service to Blue Cypress Christina Close, 2011 Miss Okeechobee County Fair, will compete in the 2012 Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant, Oct. 1-2, at the Bailey Hall in Hollywood, Fla. Miss Close has been preparing for this pageant since she was crowned last March at the Okeechobee County Fair. Part of her prize package as Miss Okeechobee County was to Christina Close in Miss Florida Teen USA PageantSee OUA — Page 2 See PAGEANT — Page 2 Courtesy/ Bridgette WaldauChristina Close See CHARTIER — Page 2

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The two engineers made a presentation to the OUA Board on their preliminary work. They were seeking OUA support because, in order to apply for a grant for the project, they need a non pro t sponsor, such as OUA. The board agreed to take the rst step and then decide whether or not to proceed further with the project. The estimated cost of the work involved to submit the application is $5,000. The board agreed to submit the application as sponsor as long as Blue Cypress agreed to refund that money to OUA should the grant be denied or if the projects is not pursued for any other reason. Mr. Robbins noted that he had already done a lot of the work that would be required to submit the application. He felt that the documented health risk and the low income of people along the proposed route w ould aid in approval. The deadline for submitting applications for the next round of grants is Oct. 15. The estimated cost of the project, according to the two engineers, is $3,352,813. The maximum amount of grant money that can be awarded for a single project is $2 million. The unanswered question that was asked several times during the course of the meeting is where the money is going to come from to pay the difference between the grant and the actual cost of the project. It was speculated that Blue Cypress might pay part or all of the difference. John Hayford, OUA's executive director, noted that under the other alternatives proposed, Blue Cypress would have to pay a large sum of money. Board member Steve Nelson suggested that the utility talk with legislators to try to get some help with the project. "This board does have special assessment authority," reminded Tom Conley, board attorney. The utility has the authority to levy non ad valorum assessments and it is possible the property owners along the pipeline right of way could be assessed their share of the cost. While property owners would not be required to hook up to the system, if a special assessment were imposed, all property owners along the route would have to pay the assessment whether they hooked up to OUA or not. The utility has the potential of gaining 1,600 customers along the water line. Mr. Hayford noted that, according to OUA policy, re hydrants would be installed at regular intervals along the water line. Therefore residents along the route would receive the bene t of better re protection even if they did not hook up to the system. The proposed pipeline would be along the U.S. 441 S.E. right of way on the north side of the road. Mr. Robbins stated that the estimated cost for the project included 240 linear feet of directional boring under U.S. 441 S.E. that could be used to connect the proposed pipeline to trailer parks on the south side of the highway. "I can see the long-term bene ts to OUA," was the opinion Mr. Conley. "I'd like to see this project take off," said board member Tommy Hoover, "I think it will be a plus for us." In a separate action, the board declared the situation at Blue Cypress to be an emergency because of the public health issue. This action allowed the board to circumvent the bid process and deal directly with the two engineers who have been working on the project for Blue Cypress. Turning to another item the board agreed to an expenditure of $34,867.82 for a pump at the Taylor Creek Isles vacuum station. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. OUAContinued From Page 1 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 ho b e e N e w s € J a nua ry 28 2 0 1 1 € A ls o A v a ila ble O nlin e a t n e w sz a p.c o m S u p p l e m e n t t o t h e O k e e ch o b e e N e w s A u g u s t 1 7 2 0 1 1D D r r . 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Se e Ba c k C o v e r f or G i f t C er t i f i c a t e f o r a n e y e e x a mF eaturing: Superintendent Letter Calendar School Bus Schedule Report CardSchedule School ListingsO O p p e e n n H H o o u u s s e e : : A A u u g g u u s s t t 1 1 8 8Ad v e rti s i n g S p o n s o r Available 24/7 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=65039&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant :http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide :http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 THEATRE I: DOLPHIN TALESŽ Fri., Tues. &Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00THEATRE III: FRIENDS WITH BENEFITSŽ Fri., Tues. &Thurs. 7:00 &9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 &9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00THEATRE II: THEHELPŽFri., Tues. &Thurs. 7:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, & 7:00, Mon. 3:00RISE OFTHEPLANET OFTHEAPESŽFri., Tues. &Thurs. 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 4:15 & 9:00, Mon. 7:00 Sept. 30 Sept. 30TH THOct. 6 Oct. 6TH THFor Info, Call 763-7202 For Info, Call 763-7202 PG PG-13 PG-13 M o v i e T i c k e t s : A d u l t s $ 6 5 0 € C h i l d r e n 1 2 & u n d e r $ 5 0 0 € S e n i o r C i t i z e n s $ 5 0 0 a l l m o v i e s € M M a t i n e e s $ 4 5 0 R Fri., September 30 Saturday, October 1 UP TO 75% OFF!(Excluding Christmas & Cards)Suzies Hallmark Shop3427 Hwy. 441 S. € Okeechobee(863) 763-6557 Sale Hours: 9am 6pm, Friday 9am 5pm, Saturday Better Hearing Starts Today!Call (863) 467-5333Hearing Care Centers3545 Hwy 441 S € Okeechobee BATTERIESBuy 1, Get 1 FreeExpires 9/30/2011 2 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011 compete in this state competition. Miss Close, her family and pageant director Donny Arnold left for Hollywood, Fla. on Thursday. She will compete against 57 other young ladies from around the state. Preliminary judging on Oct. 1 includes interviews with the judges, swimwear and evening gown competition. The nal competition will be televised on Sunday, Oct. 2, when all contestants will be introduced. If Miss Close is selected in the top 15, she will then compete on Sunday for the title of Miss Florida Teen USA. Information about the pageant can be found on the Miss Florida Teen USA web site at www. orida.usa.com and on the Okeechobee County Fair Facebook Page. PAGEANTContinued From Page 1 did not think of Mrs. Chartier as an "interim" administrator and had no trouble with her being named to the position permanently. "I think Robbie (Chartier) is up to the challenge," was the opinion of Commissioner Ray Domer. However he wanted to see the contract before making a nal decision. Mrs. Chartier said she had talked with individual commissioners about reorganization of county government by consolidating services. "I cannot continue to do the budget and be your county administrator," she said. She is looking internally for someone else to handle the budget. She said she felt there was a need for strategic long-term planning. It was the consensus of the board to direct the county attorney to negotiate a contract with Mrs. Chartier. Mrs. Chartier had been the interim county administrator since March 1 when former county administrator Lyndon Bonner departed. Since that time, in addition to supervising the day-to-day operations o f county government, Mrs. Chartier has been busy working in her other capacity as director of nance to prepare the new budget. Before becoming interim administrator she had been deputy administrator for about 12 and a half years. She was the rst deputy administrator hired by the county. Before coming to this county, Mrs. Chartier was employed by Charlotte County. She has a masters degree in public administration and a bachelors in accounting. CHARTIERContinued From Page 1 More than 50 young readers at Stepping Stones Academy 1 in Okeechobee will get copies of a brand new book starring themselves and McGruff the Crime Dog on Oct. 4. The students will learn to Be Smart, Be Safe with McGruff, the popular trench-coated crime-prevention symbol. The personalized story books include the child's name, his or her community and names of friends and relatives to make the story more inviting and meaningful to young readers. Delivering upbeat, helpful tips for personal safety and crime prevention, with McGruff, the popular trench-coated crime-prevention symbol, in Create-A-Book¨ format to personalize his message to each young reader. The colorful, 36-page hardbound books are computer generated and feature the child recipient as the leading character who is visited by McGruff. The child's hometown, friends and family are included in the story by name to make the adventure of learning self-protection with McGruff even more exciting to young readers. The Give-A-Book program, sponsored at Stepping Stones Academy 1 by Melissa Harden, permits local businesses to encourage literacy by donating personalized books to beginning readers at the Academy. Each book donated will have the donors name printed inside the front cover. For more information on how to make a donation please contact Melissa Harden at Pat's Floral Design or Connie Harden at Stepping Stones Academy 1. Melissa Harden will host the event. She will be accompanied by Keith Strippling of the Okeechobee County Sherrifs Of ce, McGruff the crime dog, and Connie Harden the director of Stepping Stones Academy 1, and any sponsors who wish to participate. Stepping Stones Academy 1 is located at 400 S.W. 4th Street in Okeechobee 863-4679908. Having the child named right there in the book along with McGruff, a gure children trust, makes the self-care message even more powerful. Kids read about crime prevention in free books

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Water levels in Lake Okeechobee reached 11 feet NGVD this past week, allowing the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to restore weekend service for the S-193 lock at Taylor Creek. Starting Oct. 1, the lock will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. It will remain closed on weekdays until Lake Okeechobee reaches 12 feet NGVD or higher. The lock had been completely closed to boat traf c since May 2 after Lake Okeechobee's water level fell below 11 feet NGVD. Lake Okeechobee's water level has not recovered from a signi cant rainfall de cit that lasted from October until June. The lake is currently at 11.13 feet NGVD, which is more than 3.5 feet below its average elevation this time of year. The SFWMD operates navigation locks to provide the greatest access possible for the boating public while maintaining ood control and water supply for the region. The following four navigation locks remain closed: S-135 at J&S Fish Camp, Martin County; S-127 at Buckhead Ridge, Glades County; S-131 at Lakeport, Glades County; G-36 at Henry Creek, Okeechobee County. When the lake level drops to 12 feet NGVD and lower, the SFWMD closes these locks to maintain water levels in adjacent canals and protect groundwater availability. This operational decision also ensures that boats do not attempt to navigate when water levels are insuf cient to support safe travel and helps to prevent damage to manatee protection devices inside the lock chambers. The S-310 navigation lock at Clewiston is secured in the open position to allow boat traf c to pass. Navigation locks on the Okeechobee Waterway, which includes the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie Canal, are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Information for those navigation locks may be obtained by calling the USACE South Florida Operations Of ce at 863-983-8101. Taylor Creek Navigation Lock back in service 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee If youre looking to save money -and who isnt these days? -subscribing to the OkeechobeeNews is a real no brainer! And if you enroll today in our EZPay subscription plan, youll not only save REAL money, but youll s-t-r-e-t-c-h every cent. Plus well give you a complimentary e-Subscription so you can read YOUR newspaper anywhere via the Internet.Thats a value of $72 -Yours for FREE if you act NOW!(*Value based on annual subscriptions) For ONLY $6.00 a monthSUBSCRIBE TODAY!EZPay is simplicity personified. It is the most convenient way to pay for your subscription. Once its set up, its automatic every month. And with no bills, no checks and no mail, EZPay is kind to the environment. Act now!Limited time offer! Visit: https://circulation.newszap.com/ Email: readerservices@newszap.com Call: 800-282-8586 I t  s a l l a b o u t y o u y o u r n e w s y o u r n e i g h b o r s y o u r l i f e 3 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News As part of an all day meeting that lasted into the evening on Tuesday, Sept. 27, Okeechobee County Commissioners approved a millage rate and budget for the new scal year. Commissioners gave nal approval to a millage rate of 8.5470. One mil equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of assessed property value. This rate is calculated to bring in 1.15 percent less money to the county than last year's millage rate. Therefore some taxpayers could see a slight reduction in their taxes. Commissioner Ray Domer cast the lone dissenting vote because he said he wanted a lower millage rate in light of present economic conditions and predictions for the future. Commissioners also approved a $85,480,718 budget that continues the trend of recent years of reducing expenditures. The new budget represents a $12,316,342 or 12.59 percent decrease from the 2010/11 budget. The total decrease for constitutional of cers was 4.08 percent. Debt service was decreased by a whopping 89.4 percent, in part due to the payoff of indebtedness for the agri-civic center and the courthouse. Again Commissioner Domer voted no. Turning to another issue, planning of cial Bill Royce used maps and population gures from the 2010 census to suggest new commission district boundaries that are evenly populated. This change will primarily affect people who live near a district boundary since boundary lines will be shifted to re ect shifts in population since the 2000 census. Staff was directed to prepare legal descriptions of these new boundaries for commission approval. In Okeechobee County the redrawing of commission district lines will not be as signi cant as the redrawing of district lines in some other counties. In some counties in Florida only those people living in a district may vote for the commissioner in that district. However, in Okeechobee County commissioners are elected at large. That means that everyone in the county, regardless of where they live, vote for the all the commission seats up for election. However, each commissioner must live in the district he is representing. District lines for state and national representation will be drawn by state and national of cials respectively using 2010 census gures. Traditionally the school board has adopted the same boundaries for their districts as the commission districts. Commissioners also approved a list of legislative priorities to be presented to the Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation. These priorities include requesting funding for various issues including operation of the driver's license program, small county libraries, and storm water projects. Non-revenue issues include elimination of mandatory septic tank inspection every ve years, legislation to allow lien holders or authorities to provide required yard maintenance during the home foreclosure process and continuance of current county representation of two State Senators and one State House Representative. In other action the board: amended the county's procurement policy concerning acquiring lobbying services; approved an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for maintenance of Everglades Boulevard; entered into a contract with Craig A. Smith & Associates for engineering, surveying and construction maintenance for the Oak Park Drainage Project in an amount not to exceed $146,508; and approved closing out insurance litigation with Hammer Construction.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Commission approves new budget Raulerson Hospital presents 2011 Women’s Health LuncheonIn honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Raulerson Hospital will be hosting a Women's Health Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 7. The 2011 Women's Health Luncheon will be held at IRSC's Williamson Conference Center located at 2229 N.W. 9th Ave. in Okeechobee. Guest speakers will include local physicians as well as remarks from a two-time breast cancer survivor. Gynecology-Board Certi ed Doctor, James Brad eld will address the group, as well as Dr. Philip Moyer. Seating will begin at 11:30 a.m. inside IRSC's Raulerson Hospital Auditorium. The presentation will begin at noon and end at 1 p.m. Registration is free, space is limited. RSVP today at: 1-800-449-8642. www. RaulersonHospital.com

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County budget The state is privatizing the jail system, w hat can the county bid out when you see t he waste?Save your receipts and check y our credit card bills The way things are these days, every penny counts. It certainly is good advice to always get a receipt, and to check your credit and debit card statements against the rec eipts. It seems that everyone who does this nds there are some discrepancies in their b ills. Maybe not every month, but it happens often enough that it is worth the time it takes t o check it out. It’s your money.  One of my credit card companies calls and checks to see if I made purchases under $5. They told me that scammers will made a small charge to see if the account is valid and if it is then they drain the account. I love t his company and use it all the time.  The issue of credit card skimming is getting out of hand. You have to be really c areful and keep a close eye on all transact ions. Pretty sad.Buy American The only way to stop jobs from going overseas is to refuse to purchase anything t hat is not made in the United States. For example, I will not buy Levis blue jeans bec ause they are no longer made in this count ry. I went online and found brands made in t his country with prices comparable to Lev is. I will try ordering those online. There are s everal web sites now dedicated to helping c onsumers buy products made in this count ry, which helps save American jobs.  The Obama family should start wearing A merican made clothing and refuse to buy anything else, setting the example for everyone else. The same with Congress. If people j ust refused to buy foreign made goods, the t rade de cit would disappear. Stores won’t order what people don’t buy.  If I can’t buy American, I will try to buy used, so at least I am not continuing to contribute to the trade de cit. Plus when I buy used items, I am recycling, which is good for the environment.  For health reasons, I do not buy foods from most other countries. A few countries in Europe have stricter health and safety rules than the U.S. but many countries that export food items to the U.S. have much lower health and safety rules. I will not buy any produce that was not grown in this country because I am worried about the chemicals they might have used on it. I am not going to risk my family’s health to save a few pennies.Lake level The people in the tourism business should be happy the lake is low because that is good for the sheries. People come here to sh. If the big ones are biting and they see photos of big sh caught in Lake Okeechobee, that makes them want to come here. If the lake level makes it hard to use the boat ramp, then extend the boat ramp, put in new boat ramps or dig some channels. Raising the lake level to an unnatural high is bad for the sheries. The sh need periodic low water. The lake is healthiest when it is allowed to have its natural highs and lows. It was not meant to be a standard depth. If you make the lake too high, the sh will have nowhere to spawn and the sheries will die out. Then no tourists will come here at all.  Unless we have a wet Oct.-Nov. then we are in deep trouble. The lake needs to be at 14 feet going into the dry season.  It should be 16 feet with the forecasted dry season we’re looking at.  Unfortunately, the wet season did not start on time this year. The rst six weeks of the “wet” season we had no rain to speak of and the lake kept dropping from evaporation. We need a more ef cient place to store water. Lake Okeechobee makes a terrible reservoir because it is so wide and shallow. It’s like trying to store water at home on a cookie sheet.  If you don’t care about sh or the tourism dollars the shing brings in, then that is a different viewpoint. If you only want to use the lake as a reservoir, the lake level can be high. But back in 2005 the Corps’ report said if the lake is over 14.5 feet and we have a bad storm, there is a 90 percent chance the dike on the south end will fail. It’s old and it’s just a pile of dirt. I know they have done a lot to improve the dike since then. But if the dike fails, then lives are endangered. Fall brings family campingSept. 23 marked the rst day of autumn. As the weather cools this time of year, warm thoughts come to mind. Many of my fondest family memories center on the traditions of the fall especially time spent around the camp re. A recent advertisement for family camping equipment noted that campsites were the “original social-networking site.” I couldn’t agree more. Whether you’re interested in making some great family memories, longing for a trip to get the kids all back together or simply looking to take a break from your busy lives, Florida’s state parks offer the perfect setting for your autumn endeavors. Regardless of your interests if you’re fond of fall, you’ll love Florida State Parks. Among Florida’s 160 state parks, more than 3,200 family campsites, 230 tent campsites, 60 youth campsites, 67 group camp areas and 95 equestrian camp sites await. Many state parks with family campgrounds often host evening camp re programs. If you join one of these, you might learn about the history of the park or hear a tall tale of a character that once inhabited the surrounding land. Florida Park Service rangers are a wealth of information, and the camp re circle is a great place to catch them at their best. Sitting together watching the ame of the camp re dance in the moonlight is a special experience that brings people closer together. Not only does it provide a comfortable atmosphere for recounting fond memories and a fun place to create new ones, it also provides a space to plan the following day in the park. Camping, hiking, paddling, bike riding, museum hopping, Christmas shopping we’ve got it all. As the Director of the Florida Park Service, I’m honored to remind all of Florida’s citizens and visitors of the jewel in your own backyard. I encourage you to spend time around a camp re this autumn and get back in touch with each other and Florida State Parks. Sincerely, Donald V. Forgione, Director, Florida Park ServiceRegarding Tracy Fowler:Ms. Fowler’s husband, Dale Fowler had a stroke last Saturday. Ms. Fowler works at the Pier II Resort and her co-workers are working to help her out nancially, because she is really having a hard time and needs help. We will be sending containers to differen t locations so if you can nd it in your hear t to help. Please do—it would be appreciated. Anything you can do, we will be so grateful. Thank you and God Bless, The staff at Pier II ResortBreast cancer awareness month: Men get breast cancer tooAs we acknowledge October as breas t cancer month for women, we must acknowledge male breast cancer also. According to the American Cancer Society and th e National Cancer Institute, there have been 2,140 men diagnosed with in ammator y breast cancer in 2011 so far, up from ove r 1,000 since 2010. Men and women must be made awar e that men can get breast cancer too. My son, at 38 years old, was diagnosed with stag e three in ammatory ductal breast cancer. The lump was quite large by the time h e saw his doctor. Men generally wait too long before they seek medical help. They need to learn how to examine themselves and ge t help if they nd something. It may save thei r lives. This should be part of a man’s annual checkup. Thank you, Roberta Stoltzfus Friday, September 30, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. 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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! Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. North northwest wind around 5 mph.Extended ForecastSaturday: Sunny, with a high near 86. North wind around 10 mph. Saturday Night : Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North northeast wind around 5 mph. Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. North northeast wind around 5 mph. Sunday Night : Mostly clear, with a lo w around 64. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppSWAT trainingOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Deputy Sergeant Robert Coleman (back, facing) watches closely as (OCSO) Special Response Team members Deputy Corporal Chris Hans (front left) and Deputy Matthew Crawford (front right) take the lead as their squad carries an injured of cer through a course during a training exercise held at the OCSO gun range Thursday, Sept. 29. Also taking part in the all-day training session were members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Of ce SWAT unit.Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) Deputy Sergeant Brian Hagan leads members of his B Squad through a door during a training session Thursday, Sept. 29, at the OCSO gun range. Members of the OCSO Special Response Team (SRT) along with the deputies from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Of ce SWAT team spent the day doing various training exercises. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local woman was booked Tuesday into the Okeechobee County Jail following her arrest for allegedly taking another woman’s rent money. Elizabeth Marie Starcher-Rivas, 29, N.W. 47th Terrace, was arrested Sept. 27 on a felony charge of robbery by sudden snatching. She was booked into the county jail under a bond of $5,000. Jail records indicate she has been released on bond. An arrest report by Deputy Cari Arnold, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that when the female victim walked out of a bathroom in her home she was met by Starcher. The victim had $500 cash in her hand, which was her rent money, and Starcher allegedly grabbed the cash and walked out of the home. Deputy Arnold stated in her report that she told Starcher over the telephone that she needed to speak with her, so Starcher showed up at the sheriff’s of ce sometime later. At that point, she was placed under arrest. The deputy’s report does not indicate if the money was recovered. W oman accused of stealing another woman’s rent money Elizabeth Starcher-Rivas Church offers Angel Food Ministries food programAngel Food Ministries is available for anyone seeking to stretch their budget. Everyone is eligible. First Baptist Church of Okeechobee is a distribution site, call 863-763-2171, for complete information. Better yet, check out the website, sample menu, order and pay on-line and pick up your food on the appointed day. http://www.angelfoodministries.com/about/.Local Red Cross seeks disaster volunteersThe American Red Cross is looking for Disaster Services Volunteers for this Hurricane Season. All necessary training is free of charge, and a background check will be required. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help your local community residents in times of disaster, please call your Okeechobee Branch of ce at 863-763-2488.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Eugene ‘Gene’ Maynard, 85OKEECHOBEE — Eugene “Gene” Maynard, age 85, of Okeechobee, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in the Okeechobee Health Care Facility. He was born April 25, 1926, in Pikeville, Ky., to Mallie and Bessie Maynard. Gene proudly served our country in the United States Navy. He was a sergeant with the Oakland Park Police Department for 12 years before coming to Okeechobee in 1980. He enjoyed hunting, shing and the Masons. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Albertha Maynard; sons, William Maynard (Diana), Robert Maynard (Carol), all of Ft. Lauderdale, Jay Maynard (Cindy) of Okeechobee; daughter, Shirley Flatten (Edwin) of Manistee, Mich.; grandchildren, Julie, Amy, Chrissy, Brooke, Justin, Jordan, Kyle, Colby, Cameron; great-grandchildren, Zach, Layton, Kian, Nya, and Quinlyn.; sisters, Glema Adkins of Wyandotte, Michigan. In addition, he is survived by a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, from 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee. Pastor Cary McKee of More to Life Church will be of ciating. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to the Okeechobee Pregnancy Center, 500 NW 6th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972; or Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. 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 www.buxtonfuenralhome.com. A legitimate role for the press is that of the publics watchdog.Ž Most citizens cant spend the time necessary to personally observe their public officials at work, or to determine how well public institutions are carrying out their public mission. But too many newspapers these days act more like mad dogsŽ than watchdogs.Ž Were proud to be different. We try to carry out our watchdogŽ role as humble representatives of the public, always maintaining a courteous tone and our reputation for purposeful neutrality. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Editor’s note: The community events column runs news from local organizations and clubs at no charge, on a space available basis. To qualify for this column, the event must be open to the public. If there is any charge or fee, the organizers must be raising money for a charitable cause or non-pro t organization. If there is a charge, the event notice must explain where the money is going. For example, proceeds might be for a local scholarship, to bene t the Shrine Children’s hospital, etc. Email items for this column to okeenews@newszap.com. For advertisements for events that are “members only” or if proceeds are not going to a charitable cause, please contact the newspaper’s advertising department for the ad rates. Y ard sale at Martha’s HouseMartha’s House, at 4134 Hwy. 441 N., is holding a yard sale on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 863-763-2893.Fall softball sign ups start Registration for the Fall Adult Softball League is being conducted by the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation Dept. at 640 NW 27th Lane (Sports Complex). Team fees are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 Fees are as follows: men--$375 (plus $30 ISA fee if not registered in 2011 season); women-$325; co-ed-$325. For more information, call the of ce at 863-763-6950.Eagles to host birthday bashThe Cypress Hut Eagles will host its October birthday bash on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. Wings and FF by Lorraine. Cowboy karaoke for a $5 donation. Donations are to raise funds for the Harpers, who recently lost their home to re.Book singing to include B.R.A.T. Club fundraiserLocal author, Jerry Ferrara invites you to a book signing of “The Rock-O File.” This is a story about a sweet, lovable Miniature Schnauzer and how one sunny afternoon in Brooklyn NY, an event happened that changed his life. Rock-O ends up in the w onderful community of Okeechobee. This book is lled with excited that will keep y ou on the edge of your seat! Find out how Rock-O’s life brought him to Okeechobee, and why The Doggie Bureau of Investigation places Rock-O in The Puppy Protection Program. The Rock-O File is fun for adults and children alike. Join author Jerry Ferrara and the main character, “Rock-O” on Saturday, Oct. 1. The book signing event will be held at the Hampton Inn from 1-5 p.m. The B.R.A.T.’s will be serving hot dogs, sodas, chips, popcorn and smoothies for a small donation. There will also be face painting, hula hoop, and other fun activities. For more information call Teresa Chandler at: 863801-4996.DAR meeting location changedOkeechobee Chapter of the American Revolution will begin our 2011-12 meetings on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m., at the at the home of Su George, 1709 SW 28th Avenue, (instead of at the library, as previously planned). All members and potential members are invited to attend. One of the highlights of this season is the dedication of the Seminole War Memorial upon it’s being moved from the present location to the reenactment site in February 2012. This is being achieved through the hard and continuous work of Su George and other and with the cooperation of the Cora Stickney Harper and Seminole Chapters as well. For more information contact Kenna Noonan, Secretary at 863-634-5669.Salon hosts Locks of Love event in honor of childColour Me Crazy Salon (next to Dominos Pizza and the Okeechobee News) is the location of the next hair donation event for “Locks of Love,” a public, non-pro t organization that provides vacuum tted hairpieces to nancially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term, illness-caused hair loss. Hair cuts will be done on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 12–3 p.m. Local resident, Lonnie Yates, lost his daughter to cancer a year ago this October. In honor of her life, we ask you to donate your cut hair to bene t children. Free lunch for those that donate hair. This haircut is tax deductible—women $14, men $10. Call 863-467-3031 for information.Eagles to host bingoEagles North is hosting card bingo Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4 p.m. until? Proceeds go to community bene t fund. 9985 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee. You can call us at 863763-2552.OCIA holds meeting to plan MLK celebration on Oct. 3OCIA (Okeechobee Community Improvement Association) will have its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Douglas Brown Community Center. We ask any person, organizations, churches, groups, etc. who would like to attend, to come and join us. We are planning the 2012 M.L.K. Jr. celebration and we are asking for any suggestions or assistance with making this celebration a success. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any of the following: George Roberson, president, at 863-610-0973; Bertha Boswell, vice-president, at 863-763-4823; or, Rita Jones, secretary, at 772-380-3518. Your help is appreciated!Eagles host Sunday breakfastThe Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4137, 9985 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee will host Sunday breakfast on Oct. 2 from 9-11 a.m. Donation for the breakfast is $5. To contact us call 863-763-2552. Community Events

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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 7 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Yet another meeting has been held in an effort to resolve differences between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) and the residents of River Acres subdivision. As part of a Kissimmee River Restoration Project, a canal in the subdivision has been realigned and deepened and a bridge has been built over the canal. Residents have had numerous complaints including cracks in their houses, a sh kill, torn up roads, contaminated wells from a fuel spill and docks and boat ramps left high and dry. About a month ago Col. Alfred Pantano, Commander of the COE's Jacksonville Distrcit, toured the area and heard residents' complaints. Late Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 28 Col. Pantano was back. He met for over an hour with River Acres residents. With the colonel were about 20 COE, South Florida Water Management District, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection staff members. The colonel reported on the progress of solving residents problems while his staff members passed out yers with printed responses to many of the residents' concerns. One of the problems discussed earlier was the fact that the renovated canal with a lower water level left many docks and boat ramps high and dry. "What you see is what you get," the colonel said. Previously he told residents that when the project was completed the water level would be higher. However, upon research, he learned that this is the nished elevation of the canal. He said the canal depth, upon completion of the project, would be four feet with a 10 foot clearance under the bridge. The colonel speculated that most of the docks were not built with the proper permits. He suggested the residents remove them and then allow the COE to slope and sod the canal banks from the owner's property line down to the water level. Another complaint from residents was that the project contaminated their wells. Once again the colonel speculated that most of the wells were unpermitted. He said that the project may have affected some of the shallow wells but he did not think the deep wells were affected. He said he would coordinate efforts to get the health department to check the wells. One resident, Frank Jordan, took issue with some of the answers on the yer. As the result of dewatering and reshaping the canal there was a sh kill. The COE stated that the contractor removed the dead sh. "That's an outright lie," Mr. Jordan asserted. "I want them to pay for the sh they killed." He claimed to have a videotape of the sh kill. Mr. Jordan also disagreed with the COE's assertion that there was no fuel spill in the canal. He said he had videotape to prove otherwise. In response to another complaint Greg Kennedy of DEP said that chunks of asphalt scraped off a road bed had been spread on a bank for stabilization. He said that material would have to be removed. Another complaint was that the contractor's trucks were tearing up the roads. The colonel said that when the project was completed the COE and the county engineer would walk the road and verify any damage. "We will do the right thing," the colonel vowed. The colonel stressed that if anyone felt their property was damaged by the project they should ll out a standard claim form and the damage would be investigated. To date he said he had received only one such form. At the end of the meeting, the colonel said, "I'll be back. This isn't the end of it. We are not done tonight." He remained to tal k to individual homeowners and then to tour some of the problem areas. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. River Acres residents seek restitution for damages The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning proudly continues an Indian River State College tradition with the 2011-2012 Performing Arts Series. The series offers four entertaining and carefully selected professional shows chosen with the audience in mind. The shows are in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, and the series subscription is just $100. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Duke Ellington Orchestra Monday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.: The Orchestra recaptures the music of one of the most in uential gures in jazz, if not in all of American music. Duke Ellington is widely recognized as one of the 20th century's best known African American personalities. As both a composer and a band leader, Ellington's reputation has increased since his death. The Duke Ellington Orchestra will pay tribute to Ellington's work with a thematic repackaging of his signature music. Dance Now! Ensemble Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m.: The Dance Now! Ensemble is committed to the development of modern dance-theatre. This tenmember international troupe displays brilliant athleticism and artistry in dances based in modern, jazz and ballet. Dance Now! exhibits an emerging international style inspired by western dance traditions. Area dance students, as participants or observers, are encouraged to inquire about the Master Workshops being offered in conjunction with this performance by calling the Fielden Institute. Boston Brass, Fanfares! Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, 7:30 p.m.: From exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass will be introducing its "Fanfares!" project which will feature an original composition being performed with a faculty composer, band director or well-known local, student or international composer. Any performer interested in the opportunity to perform their composition at the show should contact the Fielden Institute. An educational outreach program will be offered the day of the performance. An RSVP is required to participate. Cinema Vivant Monday, March 12, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Imagine the French countryside in the 1930s. Reviving a lost form of art that combines lm and live music, the Hot Club of San Francisco shares a form of entertainment that recalls the romanticism of the days of early movie theatres. "Cinema Vivant," provides a rich multimedia experience with an evening of vintage silent lms accompanied by live gypsy swing. An engaging pre-show performance talk will be presented at 6:30 p.m. for those interested in discovering more about the art of combining lm and music. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the IRSC McAlpin Fine Arts Center at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Tickets for the four-performance series are $100 per person. To participate in the workshops and pre-performance programs, call 772-4627880. Purchase your tickets at the Box Of ce located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby, at the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by phone with VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. To reserve tickets, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box Of ce today at 772-462-4750 or toll-free at 1-800220-9915. IRSC offers Performing Arts series Friends of the Library seeks membersThe Friends of the Library for the Okeechobee County Library are looking for new and returning members. The friends assist the public library by sponsoring the Florida Humanities Programs in the winter, funding children's programs, donating to the teen room and purchasing books and DVDs for the library. The group raises funds by holding twice annual used book sales, selling book bags and membership fees. The membership donations are as little as $5 a year and application cards may be picked up at the library front desk.Foster parents needed in Okeechobee CountyHibiscus Children's Center Foster Care Program recruits, trains and licenses all the traditional Foster Parents in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. The required 30 hour (MAPP) classes are held one evening a week or on Saturdays and are free. For additional information about becoming a Foster Parent or to register for a class please call: 1-800-403-9311 ext. 415.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BAPTIST EPISCOPAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 1167 Linda Rd. BHR863-357-6500 www.bhrchristianchurch.orgSunday Worship 10:30am~~~Wednesday Bible Study 6:30pm~~~Sunday Evening Service 6:00pm Add your church to our listings today! Contact usat 863-763-3134 or email: okeeadsales@newszap.com C H U R C H O F O U R S A V I O U R  C o m e w o r s h i p w i t h u s Ž S u n d a y 8 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:30 Christian Education 12:30 Holy Eucharist inSpanish W e d n e s d a y 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist Service 2 0 0 N W 3 r d S t r e e t 8 6 3 7 6 3 4 8 4 3 V i s i t o u r w e b s i t e a t w w w o k e e c o o s c o m Having a Mind for the Things ofGodŽ(II Corinthians 10:5) O c t o b e r 7 9 2 0 1 1 Friday &Saturday Evenings 7:30pm Saturday Breakfast 9-11:30am Sunday Afternoon 4:00pm Bishop Robert, Jr. and 1st Lady Karen BanksThe fellowship breakfast will be held at Golden Corral in Okeechobee and will include a nutritional seminar hosted by Robin Austin. Please call 863-357-2264 for additional information BIBLE CHURCH OF GOD OKEECHOBEE PRESENTS j omens V onference 19thAnnual Traditional Worship at 8:30am Sunday School at 10am Comtemporary Worship at 10:45am Evening Worship 6pmSunda y Mid Week Worship at 7pmW ednesda y Children and Youth Classes are Available on Sunday Morning and Wednesdays301 NE 4thAve.€ (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SR 70E 9 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011 Gilbert Chevrolet donates more than $1,700 in cash and sports equipment to O.C.R.A.Gilbert Chevrolet, one of nine Chevrolet dealers from the West Palm area that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2011 baseball season, raised nearly $5,745 in total donations from the dealerships and private parties. In addition to monetary support, Gilbert Chevrolet provided O.C.R.A. w ith equipment donations, an opportunity to raise (and keep) up to $10,000 through a unique fundraiser, and participation in a baseball clinic led by Ripken Baseball. “Chevrolet has a long history with baseball and we’re glad we were able to bring that commitment to our youth leagues in Okeechobee,” said Kevin Hat eld, Fleet Sales Manager for Gilbert Chevrolet. Gilbert Chevrolet partnered with the O.C.R.A., because of the league’s proximity to the dealership. Equipment donated by Gilbert Chevrolet included equipment bags, ball buckets, dugout managers and t-shirts. In addition, the dealership helped donate either a Chevy Cruze or a Chevy Equinox to be used as a fundraiser by the league. The winner of the fundraiser got to choose one of the two vehicles. “We are delighted to be involved with the American tradition of youth baseball,” said Hat eld, of Gilbert Chevrolet. “Sponsoring O.C.R.A. gave us the opportunity to illustrate our commitment to the youth and families in Okeechobee and we’re glad to have achieved such positive outcome for the community.” In 2011, more than 1,200 Chevrolet dealers participated in Chevy Youth Baseball. Now in its sixth year, more than $14 million has been contributed to youth baseball in the communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work, and play. For more information about Chevy Youth Baseball, visit www.YouthSportsWired.com. Gilbert Chevrolet hits home run for area youth baseball Stuart—Seacoast National Bank has named Thomas L. Hall, Executive Vice President, Retail Banking and Wealth Management. A seasoned professional with nearly 30 y ears of senior level banking experience, Hall previously served as Executive V ice President of Retail Banking where he executed the bank’s retail strategy over a 39-branch network. A s the executive of cer over the retail and wealth management divisions, he w ill focus on setting strategic direction and implementing major tactical initiatives for both divisions. “The natural alignment of retail banking w ith wealth management presents opportunities for Seacoast across our footprint,” Said Hall. “With Tom’s 19 years as part of our Executive Team and extensive broad-based banking and relationship management experience, this is a natural t with Seacoast’s core value proposition,” said Dennis S. Hudson, III, Seacoast National Bank’s Chairman and Chief Executive Of cer. Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and English from Florida State University and serves on numerous community boards. Recently, Seacoast Banking Corporation announced an earnings increase for the second consecutive quarter and a decline in nonperforming loans by nearly 50% over the previous 12 months. Seacoast National Bank is the operating arm of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF). With over $2 billion in assets and 39 branches from Orlando to Palm Beach Gardens and south central Florida, it is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Florida. For more information please visit their website at www.SeacoastNational.com. Seacoast names Executive VP Thomas L. Hall Special to the Okeechobee News/ Gilbert ChevroletKevin Hat eld, Gilbert Chevrolet; Bobbi Jo Jenkins, OCRA Treasurer; and the team.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 B B i g T o b a c c o C o m p a n i e s l i k e P h i l l i p M o r r i s R J R e y n o l d s a n d t h e L i g g e t t G r o u p k n o w s t h a t k i d s l o v e e c a n d y S o w h o d o y o u t h i n k t h e y a r e t a r g e t i n g ?K e e p o u r K i d s S a f e b y t h e B a n n i n g o f F l a v o r e d T o b a c c o P r o d u c t s For more information on how you can join the movement to ban flavored tobacco products,contact Rosalind Brown at 863-462-5781.A message from T h e T o b a c c o F r e e P a r t n e r s h i p o f O k e e c h o b e e 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 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 10 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011 On Sunday, Sept. 25, Freedom Outreach Ministry hosted its last tournament before the classic, which will be the last Sunday in October. It was a nice turnout even though the shing proved to be tough. The organization appreciates the continued support from the anglers and spectators. The winners are: 1st Place Bob Owens/Fred George 19.04 lbs; 2nd Place -Richard Stiglitz/Ernie Johnson, 15.02 lbs; 3rd Place Dan Blanchard/Ben Townend, 11.02 lbs; 1st Big Fish Bob Owens/Fred George, 7.06 lbs; and, 2nd Big Fish Richard Stiglitz/Ernie Johnson 5.06 lbs. Freedom Outreach holds nal tournament before Classic Third place winners are Dan Blanchard and Ben Townend with 11.02 lbs. Second place winners are Richard Stiglitz and Ernie Johnson with 15.02 lbs. and second Big Fish award with 5.06 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee NewsFirst place winners are Bob Owens and Fred George with 19.04 lbs., as well as rst place Big Fish winners with 7.06 lbs. Main Street plans Halloween celebrationOkeechobee Main Street is in the process of gathering candy for the 2011 Halloween Celebration! Anyone who would be willing to put a Candy Collection Box at your business, please contact Cindy at the Main Street Of ce, (863) 357-6246 and she will drop one off; anyone interested in putting up a booth with a childrens' game or volunteering, also please contact Cindy. The 2011 Halloween C elebration is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 31 at the Agri-Civic Center.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sometimes love needs a helping hand.{ Hes relying on you. And you ma y need some help. n e e d s o m e h e l p Especially if youre E s p e c i a l l y i f y o u  r e caring for c a r i n g f o r s omeone w h ose h ea l t h requires attention 2 4 / 7 At Hope HealthCare Services, we understand your role a s a caregiver. We support all y ou do with our comforting c are„coor d inating me d ica l nee d s, exp l aining options a n d provi d ing emotiona l gui d ance f or you an d y our loved ones. Together, we can h e l p y ou b ot h ma k e eac h d ay t h e b est possi bl e Let Hope be there for you Support a t h o me co mf o rtin g C ar e re s pite f or Caregiver s co mp ass i o n f or Familie s Every day is a gift. Toll free 800.8 35 .16 73 or HopeHCS.org 11 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the weekCentral Elementary School would like to recognize Students of the Week for the week of Sept. 12, including, kindergarten: Brody Gearns-Medrano, Ke’vin Burtrem, Jocelyn Domina, JoLee Hill, James Chick; rst: Denice Garcia, Jose Cisneros, Rosalinda Caballero, Dakota Lamb, Fiona Jenkins, Monique Silvas; second: Samia Yamin, Faith Simmons, John Gaona, Kyle Lowe, SaraBeth Haygood, Logan Rhoden; third: Elia Martinez, Zachary Reister, Seena Fawzy, Bryan Nieto, Amanda Lara; fourth: Itzel Guereca, Elizabeth Casas, Mark Bigford, Xandrea Cea and Alize Merchant. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents achieving excellenceEverglades Elementary School Students of the Week for Sept. 5-9 are achieving excellence in the classroom: kindergarten: Clayton Rediker, Reagan Tucker, Blake Boyer, Dyson Nicholas, Alexis Juarez, Jose Ortega; rst grade: Nancy Peters, Cody Yates, Izaiah Bradley, Jakob Perez, Cesar Garcia, Brisa Castaneda; second grade: Breannah Garcia, Reynaldo Bucio, Kevin Leon, Abraham Torres, Adrian Santamaria, David Bayless; third grade: Tara Wilcox, Jacob Pummell, Maria Castaneda, Tristan Lewis, Alejandro Aguilera, Fernando Meza; fourth grade: Anyssa Anselmo, Haley Underhill, Xavier Serrano, Taylor Green, Cassidy Johnson; fth grade: Earl Holliday, Maria Moran, Perla Contreras, Reganne Beach and Estela Gomez (some not pictured.)

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman volleyball team reached the nals in Pool B at the East Coast Challenge this past weekend with impressive wins of Merritt Island and Miami Palmetto before losing the championship match to Lake Highland Prep in two games, 25-19 and 25-17. Okeechobee played some of the best volleyball squads in South Florida in the twoday tournament hosted by Martin County and Jensen Beach High Schools. Cardinal Gibbons, the eventual champion, defeated Okeechobee in the rst round 25-10 and 25-15. Okeechobee also fell to Boca Raton, 25-20, 23-25, and 16-14 on Friday. Saturday Okeechobee rebounded with an impressive 25-15, 11-25, and 15-10 victory over Miami Palmetto and defeated Merritt Island in the semi nals 25-19 and 25-17. Coach Todd Jones said he was pleased with most of the matches. He said the one match Okeechobee should have won was against Boca Raton. The Lady Brahmans led the nal game 8-1 and 14-11 before losing the nal ve points. Boca did go on to give Cardinal Gibbons a tough match in the semi nals of that bracket which gives Jones encouragement. "I feel if we bring our A game we can beat teams like Martin County," he added. Okeechobee host Jensen Beach on Thursday night with the Junior Varsity match scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 GREATBUSINESS OPPORTUNITYFull Service Coin Laundromat. Established business for 13 years in same location. Huebsch Machines in excellent condition. Everything goes including cash registers, folding tables, scales, top loaders, dryers, 25-50lbs machines. 1300 SF of space that is leased for $1500 per month on a new 5 year lease. Located in the Treasure Island section of Okeechobee close to Lake Okeechobee and surrounding RV Parks and Mobile Home Parks. 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Jessica Olney rolled a 212 game at home on Sept. 13, to lead Okeechobee. Mary Simmons, a senior, had a 457 for Okeechobee. Olney also bowled well in Stuart with a high game of 169 and a 464 series. Other members of the Lady Brahman bowling team are Emily Worth, Kirsten Doney, Ashley Byrd and Brittany Baker. Simmons is the team captain this year. The Lady Brahmans next match will be on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Lucky Lanes. OHS lady keglers blank Lady Bulldogs, 3-0 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School boys golf lost to Sebastian River and Vero Beach on Saturday in a boy's golf match at the Sebastian River Municipal Golf Course. Vero Beach posted a 4-under par 284 in the 18-hole match in Sebastian. The Sharks shot 314 and Okeechobee shot 322. Richard Donegan again led the Brahmans with a 1-over par 73. Tyler Finney shot 8-over 80, Billy Childers and 11-over 83, and Justin Morgan a 14-over 86. Golf Coach Kenny Buckner said he felt the team played pretty well and used the round as practice because the district tournament will also be played at this facility. "I told the guys to play well but to also chart down the different holes and the different types of clubs they may need to use. When we go back there in a few weeks it should be easier for them," he added. Buckner said the team will have to shoot lower scores if they intend to advance in the district tournament this year. "If they can knock some shots off I think they can advance to regional. Obviously we can't afford major mistakes," he noted. Another focus will be consistency from match to match. He noted many of the scores, besides Richard Donegan's, have been up and down. Kodi Stephen should help when he returns from a nagging back injury. "He has the ability to shoot a 75 so we can knock a lot of shots off right there," Buckner added. The Brahmans hosted Martin County on Tuesday at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. OHS linksters on road to take on Sebastian, Vero OHS volleyballers in nals in East Coast Challenge 2012 OHS Yearbook orders takenThe 2011-2012 Okeechobee High School Journalism Staff is currently offering this year's yearbook at a discounted price of $40. This price is good for the rst 100 books sold. The price will increase throughout the year. Reserve your copy now by contacting Mr. Pung at 863-462-5025 ext 7-007 or visiting yearbookforever.com.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting the last of two public meetings this Saturday, Oct. 1, in Kissimmee, Fla., to answer questions and take comments on the proposed Everglades Headwaters National W ildlife Refuge and Conservation Area in south-central Florida. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. at Osceola Heritage Park, The Exhibition Building – Hall A, 1901 Chief Osceola Trail in Kissimmee. From 1 to 2 p.m., there will be an open house during which the Service will answer questions about the proposal. The formal public hearing will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., during which the Service will make a short presentation about the proposal and attendees will be able to express their views on the proposal. Both verbal and written comments may be submitted. Written comments may also be submitted by: E-mail to EvergladesHeadwatersProposal@fws.gov; Fax to, 321-861-1276; or mail to Everglades Headwaters Proposal, US Fish and Wildlife Service, PO Box 2683, Titusville, FL 32781-2683. Names and addresses should be included with comments, with the understanding that the material is subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act and may be released to the public upon request. The deadline to submit comments is Oct. 24, 2011. The Service is proposing a 100,000-acre Conservation Area and a 50,000-acre National Wildlife Refuge. This is a voluntary program. The Service would work with willing landowners to purchase full or partial interest in their land. For more information about the proposal, please go to www.fws. gov/southeast/evergladesheadwaters. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Brahmans (0-4) hope for better luck and results tonight w hen they visit long-time rival Martin County (2-2) in Stuart. The Tigers have defeated South Fork and Eau Gallie this year. The Tigers have lost to V ero Beach and American Heritage Plantation by a combined score of 82-14. Okeechobee has lost to Gulliver Prep, Desoto County, St. Lucie West Centennial and Sebastian River this year. The Tigers feature quarterback Nolan Mullen who has thrown for 300 yards and four touchdowns, running back Reshawd Fyne who has rushed for 264 yards and three touchdowns, and wide receiver Justin Simmons who has caught 148 yards in passes and three touchdowns. Brahman coach Myron Jackson has emphasized to the kids to make things happen and not just sit around and wait for things to happen. “At times we must force the issue, and not be apprehensive and worry so much on the eld.” He also has worked on special teams and having more consistency from play to play. Jackson expects Martin County to be conservative and establish the running game. Okeechobee will try to be smart and disciplined and try to put the Tigers in third down and long. “We have to do a better job getting our defense off the eld. We can have a chance if we don’t give Martin County second opportunities with mistakes,” he added. Okeechobee will be without Al Morris who was lost for the season with a broken leg. Jose Santibanez remains on the sidelines with a broken ankle. Jack Radebaugh and D.J. Washington will again share time at quarterback this week. Radebaugh came back from a hand injur y to re two touchdown passes last week. Jackson also praised Ty’Ronte Files for another 100-yard rushing game. He also praised defensive backs Zac Wing eld and G.W. Jarriel for solid play in the secondary. He also said the offensive line has continued to improve from week to week. Last wee k they allowed just one sack and had a 133 yards rushing. The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Bob Collins Stadium. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do you have some news to share?Publish it yourself! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. (863) 763-2104Se Habla Espaol CALL FOR A LIST OF FORECLOSURESDavid Hazellief € 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief € 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt € 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder € 863-610-2485 www.century21okeechobee.com€ Email: century21okeechobee@earthlink.net € 1200 S.Parrott Ave. 5001-H: Basswood 3BR/2BAon a lrg corner lot. Built 2001, walk in closet, fenced back yard, tile and laminate floors. Offered as a Short Sale. $79,000 MLS #205280 4001-M: 3 Bedroom 2 Bath, 2000 Double wide Mobile Home in Buckhead Ridge. Easy to show. Call today to see! $37,500 MLS #205206 5024-M: Fixer upper-Mobile home on 4.93+/acres. Needs work. 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Martin County is considered one of the top district contenders this year. The Brahmans next match is Monday in Sebring when they compete in the Hawkins-Crutchfield Invitational which includes some of the top golf teams in this part of Florida. Donegan, Stephen lead OHS in links win Charles MurphyBilly Childers watches a birdie putt.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE Advertise in the Medical DirectoryCall 763-3134 today! 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL The 2010 … 2011 Medical Information Guide is available online at http://specialsections.newszap.comUse this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Specializing in: A d u l t & P e d i a t r i c U r o l o g y B l a d d e r & K i d n e y I n f e c t i o n s I m p o t e n c e / I m p l a n t s N o S c a l p e l V a s e c t o m y215 N.E.19th Dr. Okeechobee (863) 763-0217 Board Certified In Urology RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Visit us online atwww.newszap.com REHAB THERAPY/NURSING HOME VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL S.Scott Tapper,M.D.,F.A.C.S.Board Certified General Vascular Surgeon 2169 S.E. Ocean Blvd. StuartSpecializing in the Removal of Varicose VeinsMinimally Invasive In Office ProcedurePerformed more than 1500 Endo Venous Laser Ablation proceduresInsurance Accepted Before Aftersymmetrylaservein.com772-286-5501 Advertising in the Okeechobee News is a bright idea!Call 763-3134 today! RAULERSONPRIMARYCARE J o s e V i l l a r r e a l D O Dr. Villarreal is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. N e w P r i m a r y C a r e P h y s i c i a nAccepting New Patients & Walk-ins Evening Hours Available Per Request 2 0 2 N E 2 n d A v e O k e e c h o b e e F L 3 4 9 7 28 6 3 4 6 7 2 1 5 9www.raulersonprimarycare.com Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NParrott Ave Okeechobee DOYOUNEEDTOTALK? CALL863.467.9500Can Y o u r Skin Cancer be Cured with 5 days of Radiation? CO M EINFO RF R E E I N F O R M A T I O N FOLLOWUSONFACEBOOK.COM/RADIATIONDOCTORRamesh Kumar MD, William Crook MD and Julie Santelli MD BoardCertified Radiation OncologistsWe Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities 14 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE 2 2 0 2 N E 1 9T HD r i v e € O k e e c h o b e e € F o r a p p o i n t m e n t s c a l l (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD€Comprehensive Medical & Preventive Care €Routine Annual Physicals €Well Woman Exam €Geriatric Care €Management of: Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus Menopause Depression Arthritis D D i p l o m a t e A m e r i c a n B o a r d o f F a m i l y M e d i c i n eAccepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted GYNECOLOGIST DERMATOLOGY HEALTHCARE Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility€Specialized Wound Care €Full Time Medical Director €Dialysis Support €Alzheimers Support Groups €Intravenous Therapy €Resident & Family Council Groups €Specialized HIV Care €Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy €24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing €Therapeutic Activities€ Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O € 230 South Barfield Hwy € Pahokee561-924-5561€ www.floridacare.net Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton Caring for Those You Care About120 BEDS MRI OKEECHOBEES FINEST OPEN MRI115 NE 3rd St. Suite A863-824-6736SPECIALTYTRAINED/BOARD CERTIFIED RADIOLOGISTSThe Best is Right Here! OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE2 Blocks North of CVSDrugstore HEALTH Advertise in the Medical DirectoryCall 763-3134 today!The 2010 … 2011 Medical Information Guide is available online at http://specialsections.newszap.comUse this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website www.newszap.com James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee 15 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011

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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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Shop here first! 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Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 Oak Lake Apts, 2BR, 1.5BA, 2 story & 2BR, 1BA, 1 story apt., $650/mo + $650 sec. Very Clean, (863)634-3312 or (863)634-3313. OKEECHOBEE 2 Bd. rm./1 Ba. Condo. Tile, water & power included. Furnished. Pool & Tennis Ct. $600 Moves You In! (863)634-0663. OKEECHOBEELarge 1 Br/ 1 Ba. 1st and last. $600 per mo. Deposit $400. In town. Call 863-467-8705 Commercial PropertyFOR SALE OR LEASE 1574 Sq. Ft. of ce bldg. @ 210 NE 3rd Ave. Call 863-763-0295 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 2 Bed/1Bath Between Okeechobee and Indiantown on Tommy Clements Street. 5 Acres w/pond and fenced $790 a month. Call 772-260-3068 16 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Find it faster. 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Houses-Rent 2 br-2 ba w/den & Florida room. Between Okeechobee & Indiantown. 5 acres w/pond. $990 mo. 772-260-3068. 3 BD/1BA House on 1 acre in Dixie Ranch Acres. No Pets! First, Last & Security $800.00/mo. Call 863-634-2820 3/1 House, Great Location on 1 Acre Across From Wal-Mart. $650/mo. 1st Only Call Steve 863-801-4829 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 OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba, tile throughout, $800 mo. & up. 1st & sec. moves you in. (561)248-3888 or (863)599-0156 UPDATED 3/1 Central AC, W/D, Avail Nov. 1st. $700 + Sec. 2/1 CBS, new carpet & paint, lg yard, W/D, Avail Now. $650 + Sec. By 15B (786)201-0306 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses-SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. 2bdrm/1bath house $2,500.00 down $731.83 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome LotsNEED A MORTGAGE? 5 ACRE TRACTS ONLY MUST BE ZONED FOR MOBILE HOME CALL 863-763-6358 MobileHome Rent 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Mobile Home, Fenced Yard, Security Required, No Pets Call 863-634-7231 2 Bedroom/1 Bath, Gated Community, 55 & Above, Pool, Club House, etc. Furnished $500 a mo. First and Last. Call 863-610-1602 MobileHome Rent BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $495 mo. Large 3 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $600 mo. No pets. Yearly lease plus sec. (863)763-4031 KISSIMMEE RIVER Estates, 2 Bedroom, 17503 Broadland Ln. Nice, clean home w/car port and 3 large sheds. $500 mo. + $550 sec. Lawn & Water maintenance included. 317-402-5441 or 863-261-4138. LAKEPORT: 3 BR, 2 BA, Bonus Room, Washer & Dryer. Screen Porch. $600 mo. + Security deposit. (573)686-6145 or (573)718-8074 Mobile Home For Rent Mature Couple or Single Call for more information 863-610-7723 Very 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 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 Factory Direct Sale $15K $25K Off Models 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com RVSpace Rent Limited Time Only* Water Front RV Lots $400.00/mo. Incl. Utilities* Covered Dockage Incl. W/Lot Rent* Cabin $500.00/mo. Incl. Utilities* Call863-763-4417 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD078 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2007 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 3 LOT 20 BLOCK 42 1-05-37-35-0030-00420-0200 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DOMINICK A BELLINO Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of October, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396866 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD077 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1946 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 1 LOT 10 BLOCK 11 1-05-37-35-0010-00110-0100 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JANICE CHAPMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 20th day of October, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396861 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD088 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that J OSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2534 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 1 LOT 19 1-25-37-35-0020-00010-0190 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CONSTANCE SHIRLEY AMIDON LISA H SARCINELLO Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 20th day of October, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396878 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. PublicNotice Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD083 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2500 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOT 5 LESS THE NORTH 60.00 FEET THEREOF & THE NORTH 63.00 FEET OF LOT 6 BLOCK 6 1-24-37-35-0010-00060-0060 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: D & B MANAGEMENT INC DANIELLE BRADSHAW GARFIELD BRADSHAW PHYLLIS BRADSHAW Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of October, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396873 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD085 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2503 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOT 11 LESS THE NORTH 63.00 FEET THEREOF & THE NORTH 66.00 FEET OF LOT 10 BLOCK 6 1-24-37-35-0010-00060-0100 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: D & B MANAGEMENT INC DANIELLE BRADSHAW GARFIELD BRADSHAW PHYLLIS BRADSHAW Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of October, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396875 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD086 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2504 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOT 12 LESS THE NORTH 60.00 FEET THEREOF & THE NORTH 63.00 FEET OF LOT 11 BLOCK 6 1-24-37-35-0010-00060-0110 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: D & B MANAGEMENT INC DANIELLE BRADSHAW GARFIELD BRADSHAW PHYLLIS BRADSHAW Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of October, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396876 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. PublicNotice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD091 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3078 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LAR-KEE LAKES 2ND ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES LOTS 18, 19 & 20, BLOCK 5, LAR-KEE LAKES 2ND ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 1-04-38-36-0040-00050-0180 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHRISTA REAGAN DOUGLAS WHITTEN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of October, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396883 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD087 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2505 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOT 13 LESS THE NORTH 57.00 FEET THEREOF & THE NORTH 60.00 FEET OF LOT 12 BLOCK 6 1-24-37-35-0010-00060-0120 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: D & B MANAGEMENT INC DANIELLE BRADSHAW GARFIELD BRADSHAW PHYLLIS BRADSHAW Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of October, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396877 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD080 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2497 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOT 12 LESS THE NORTH 60.00 FEET THEREOF & THE NORTH 63.00 FEET OF LOT 11 BLOCK 3 1-24-37-35-0010-00030-0110 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: D & B MANAGEMENT INC DANIELLE BRADSHAW GARFIELD BRADSHAW PHYLLIS BRADSHAW Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 20th day of October, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396870 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. PublicNotice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 17 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com

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PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD079 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2496 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOT 11 LESS THE NORTH 63.00 FEET THEREOF & THE NORTH 66.00 FEET OF LOT 10 BLOCK 3 1-24-37-35-0010-00030-0100 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: D & B MANAGEMENT INC DANIELLE BRADSHAW GARFIELD BRADSHAW PHYLLIS BRADSHAW Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of October, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396869 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD081 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2498 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOT 13 LESS THE NORTH 57.00 FEET THEREOF & THE NORTH 60.00 FEET OF LOT 12 BLOCK 3 1-24-37-35-0010-00030-0120 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: D & B MANAGEMENT INC DANIELLE BRADSHAW GARFIELD BRADSHAW PHYLLIS BRADSHAW Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 20th day of October, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396871 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD084 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2501 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOT 6 LESS THE NORTH 63.00 FEET THEREOF & THE NORTH 66.00 FEET OF LOT 7 BLOCK 6 1-24-37-35-0010-00060-0070 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: D & B MANAGEMENT INC DANIELLE BRADSHAW GARFIELD BRADSHAW PHYLLIS BRADSHAW Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of October, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396874 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD082 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2499 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOT 4 LESS THE NORTH 57.00 FEET THEREOF & THE NORTH 60.00 FEET OF LOT 5 BLOCK 6 1-24-37-35-0010-00060-0050 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: D & B MANAGEMENT INC DANIELLE BRADSHAW GARFIELD BRADSHAW PHYLLIS BRADSHAW Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of October, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396872 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD093 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3129 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY THAT PART OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION LYING & BEING IN SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST: THE NORTH 1050 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1457 FEET OF LOT 15 AND 16, BLOCK 5, CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD 15-A ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 4.28 ACRES 1-09-38-36-0A00-00018-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JAMES J ROLOW Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of October, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396894 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD090 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3058 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY THAT PART OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION LYING & BEING IN SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST: THE NORTH 1050 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1457 FEET OF LOT 15 AND 16, BLOCK 5, CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD 15-A ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 1.34 ACRES 1-04-38-36-0A00-00022-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JAMES J ROLOW Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of October, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396881 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 PublicNotice 18 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011 Crossword Puzzle Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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19 Okeechobee News September 30, 2011 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD092 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3081 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LAR-KEE LAKES 2ND ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES LOT 9, BLOCK 6, LAR-KEE LAKES 2ND ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 1-04-38-36-0040-00060-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CAROL BENEDICT GREGORY A THOMPSON NORMAN ALLAN THOMPSON ROSELLA LOUISE THOMPSON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 20th day of October, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396891 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD089 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2915 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: COM AT THE 1/4 SEC COR OF THE W BDRY LINE OF SEC 17 THENCE S 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC E, A DIST OF 180 FT; THENCE N 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC E, A DIST OF 662 FT; THENCE S 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC E, A DIST OF 600 FT; THENCE N 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC E, A DIST OF 100 FT TO THE POB THENCE S 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC E, A DIST OF 200 FT; THENCE S 00 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC W, A DIST OF 100 FT; THENCE N 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC W, A DIST OF 200 FT TO THE POB. 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-102D Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CATHY PEERY JAMES PEERY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of October, 2011. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 396880 ON 9/9,16,23,30/2011 NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS AND REGULAR MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL OWNERS OF LANDS LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THAT, PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. AT THE ADMINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE, LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: 1. ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR; 2. RECEIVING ANNUAL REPORTS AND TAKING SUCH ACTION WITH RESPECT THERETO AS THE LANDOWNERS MAY DETERMINE; AND 3. TRANSACTING SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE BOARD. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETING AT 9:30A.M. A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICES BY CALLING (863)763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863)763-4601 OR (863)634-3166 397983 ON 9/21,30/2011 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE On October 1, 2011, Glades Media Company, LLC led an application with the Federal Communication Commission for renewal of license W265BV 100.9 MHZ which is licensed to serve Okeechobee, FL. The station transmits from a site located in Okeechobee, Florida, with an effective radiated power of 250 watts. The station rebroadcasts WOKC 1570 KHZ in Okeechobee, FL. Individuals who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to the renewal application and whether the station has operated in the public interest should le comments and petitions with the FCC by January 3, 2012, by writing to the FCC, Washington, DC 20554. 398968 ON 9/30/2011 NOTICE On October 08 2011 there will be sold to the highest bidder At the premises of SABAL PALM SELF STORAGE, 14040 Hwy 441 N, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (Landlord) the contents of storage spaces rented by Tenants, for failure to pay rent due on the spaces. Sealed bids will be accepted until the day of the sale. The contents of the spaces consist of personal property including household goods, furnishings, clothing, boxes, bags, and totes, and other miscellaneous property. The names of the tenants whose property will be sold are: 1. Ann Gent, Unit #C-CC36 Minimum Bid $280 Sabal Palm Self Storage 863-357-1110 398466 ON 9/23,30/2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Yearling Middle School scored two rst-half goals and then held on to defeat a game Sebastian Cowboy squad, 2-1 in a middle school soccer match Monday at Yearling Middle School. The win kept the Bulls unbeaten this year and extended their long undefeated streak. Coach Erick Rios knew before the match that Sebastian would be the toughest opponent on the Bull's schedule this year. They did not disappoint with a tough defensive effort against the high-powered Bulls. "They came to Okeechobee to give us a ght but we stood stronger than our opponent," he added. Wilson Barahona scored two goals for YMS despite some bumps and bruises from some tough, hard contact with the Cowboys defenders. "He had constant pressure and many fouls were committed against him by the Cowboys as they tried to stop him," Rios said. Logan Laskey, Josh Cruz and Alberto Diaz earned praise for their play on offense for the Bulls. Coach Rios said YMS did a good job in the rst half controlling the ball at mid eld. However, in the second half the Cowboys slowly started to get control. Goal keeper Tyler Selph made her excellent saves down the stretch. One Cowboy shot hit the cross bar above the goal and bounced away. Edgar Ayala and Devin Hillard also earned praise on defense. Bulls hold on for 2-1 soccer win By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Sarah Davis had 47 assists and Rebekah Bryan had 20 kills and 26 digs as Okeechobee High School's volleyball team defeated South Fork in a ve-game marathon Tuesday night, 25-12, 26-24, 20-25, 25-27, and 15-9 in Okeechobee. Paige McCrary added 15 kills and Maranda Serrano 13 kills for OHS. Davis added 10 service points for Okeechobee. Coach Todd Jones said the girl's worked well together and have worked hard lately on their team chemistry and demeanor on the court. "I felt they did a fantastic job down the stretch. If we had not changed those things we would not have won game give. We would have melted down and fallen apart. We kept it together and came out strong," he noted. Jones said the team's three losses at the East Coach Challenge this past weekend was a new experience for his girls who admittedly are not used to losing. He said in the past the team has had a hard time shaking off mistakes. He said they did a much better job to encourage each other and not getting frustrated on the court. Davis said even though South Fork battled back from a two game de cit, she felt con dent the Lady Brahmans would pull out the match. "You have to have faith in your team. Tonight we came out strong and kept playing well. I knew we would pull through," she said. Davis said the Brahman defense was strong and she takes each point seriously because as the team setter, her passes can mean the difference between winning and losing. "I know when I'm not putting the ball when I need to so I keep working on it and I know if I get the pass there my hitters can put it down," she added. OHS had two match points in game four but couldn't put the match away. They also trailed 11-6 and 21-19 in game two before they rallied to win. Coach Jones said South Fork was sporadic but has some great talent. He praised his team's defense throughout the match. "We did a great job at closing the gaps in our defense. We dug everything tonight. It was neck and neck at times. I do feel we commanded game ve." Davis said she feels playing tough teams like this will really help the Brahmans when the games really count in the district tournament. "It is a lot better for us to play tough teams rather than teams we can sweep. We kno w the districts will be tough but if we work together and stay focused on the game we can win," she added. The Lady Brahmans travel for a tournament at Riverdale High School this weekend. The Brahman Junior Varsity swept South Fork 25-22, and 25-4. Lady Brahmans claim marathon net win Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMaranda Serrano (left) and Kyla Hargraves watch Maci Thomas dive to keep a ball in play during Tuesday’s volleyball match at OHS. The Lady Brahmans won over South Fork. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAlberto Diaz works the soccer ball up eld against some tight defense from the Sebastian Cowboys during a middle school soccer match Monday at YMS. Yearling prevailed over Sebastian 2-0. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySarah Davis had 47 assists to lead the strong Lady Brahman offense against South Fork.

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