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Publication Date: 10-26-2011
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12.93 feetLast Year: 13.69 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Impact fees will be a major topic of discussion at Thursday’s meeting of the Okeechobee Count y Commission. There has been some discussion about suspending county impact fees as a possible means to stimulate new construction. The city and the school board have already taken such action. Commissioners will hear presentations from consultants Kimley Horn & Associates and James Duncan & Associates providing the options available to the board concerning amending County may suspend impact fees Wednesday, October 26, 2011 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 102 No. 128 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Halloween festival set for AgriCivic Center ... Page 2 Mosquitoes may spread disease ... Page 7 Public comment sought on new wildlife area ... Page 9 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyHomecoming royaltyTyler Finney (left) and Taylor Fulford (right)_enjoy their moment at halftime after being named the 2011 Okeechobee High School Homecoming King and Queen, Friday night at Brahman Stadium. For more Homecoming photos online see the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. If you go ...What: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission When: 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 Where: Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd St. See FEES — Page 5 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCTMembers of the Sanders Family singers perform one of the thirty bluegrass- avored gospel tunes included in the upcoming Okeechobee Community Theatre reprise of its hit show Smoke On the Mountain. Performers are, left to right, Daniel Womble, Ralph Baker, and Ron Hayes. The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) gets set to bring back the biggest hit show in its thirty-three year history as it presents the bluegrassavored gospel music comedy, “Smoke on the Mountain,” November 4, 5, 11 and 12, at 8 p.m. each evening. “This show struck a chord with our audiences when we presented it just a couple of seasons ago,” said OCT Coordinator/Director, Ron Hayes. “We completely sold out every performance after opening night, and even had to turn people away at the box of ce. Gospel music comedy returns to theatre stageSee PLAY — Page 5

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Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers after 2 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind around 5 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 8 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. East wind around 5 mph. Thursday night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 84. East wind around 5 mph. Friday night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Saturday: Scattered showers. Partl y sunny, with a high near 83. North northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 On this day, October 26, 1951, June Cone and Dozier Clements were united in marriage in the First Baptist Church. Their children are Jackie (Ron) Flores, Charles (Marlene) Clements and Janet Lynn (Stan) Parrish. They were blessed with seven grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren, whom they love dearly. The Lord has blessed them for sixty years. CELEBRATE 60 YEARS ANNIVERSARY JUNE & DOZIER CLEMENTS FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News October 26, 2011 Once again, Okeechobee Main Street, the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee, the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce and the City of Okeechobee Police Department will sponsor the annual Halloween Festival at the Agri-Civic Center as a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. This exciting event will take place on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and w ill include a haunted hay ride, kid’s corral, costume contest, pumpkin contest and over 40 booths of spooky entertainment, fun, prizes and candy. Billy Dean from WOKC Okeechobee will be the Master of Ceremonies for the costume contest which will again be sponsored by Seacoast National Bank. A sign-up booth for the contest will be available the night of the event in the middle of the Agri-Civic arena and parents are advised to sign up children as soon as they enter the building. Prizes for rst, second and third place will be given in each of four age categories and the judging w ill occur at the following times: 0-2 years from 5:45-6:15 p.m.; 3-5 years from 6:15-6:45 p.m.; 6-10 years from 6:45-7:15 p.m. and 1114 years from 7:15-7:45 p.m. Three very experienced judges will be on-hand to make the nal decision and to award prizes. The haunted hayride will run for anyone who dares! It has been rumored that there is something living in the woods that surrounds the Agri-Civic Center and creatures lying in wait beneath the water. Join the hayride to see if the rumors are true, or if you will only be on an innocent hayride near the woods. “Amazing Eugene” will tempt you with magic as you wait in line for this event. This year you can bring your pre-decorated or pre-carved pumpkin with you to the Agri-Civic Center for a Pumpkin Judging. Pumpkins will be set up outside the arena for visitors to see and prizes will be awarded based on number of entries. Judging of the pumpkins will take place at 7 p.m. The pumpkin contest is for youth up to 14 years of age. Admission, parking and all activities for this event are free to the public. In addition to the event, the Okeechobee High School Band Boosters will sell hot dogs, chips and a drink to help in their efforts to send the High School Band to Washington D.C., where they have been invited to perform in the National Memorial Day Parade. Okeechobee Main Street is still accepting applications from any business who would like to participate in this event by setting up a booth. Candy and/or monetary donations are accepted and very much appreciated! Candy collection boxes are currently at the following locations: WOKC radio station, Seacoast North, Seacoast South, Katie’s Pet Parlor, Ultimate Gamer, Pueblo Viejo, Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, Bank of America, Toni’s Chic Boutique, Rustic Style and Cabins, TD Bank, Okeechobee Correctional Institute, and North Park Tire Center. Anyone with questions, applications and/or donations should contact Cindy Birdashaw at the Main Street Of ce, 111 N.E. Second Street, or call 863-357-6246. Seventh Annual Halloween Festival set for Monday Okeechobee County Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSTeresa Chandler, Community Relations Representative for Okeechobee Land ll, presents a donation of candy to Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw for the 2011 Halloween Festival on Monday, Oct. 31.

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News While Okeechobee County Commissioners will be discussing the fate of impact fees tomorrow, the Okeechobee County School Board and the Okeechobee City Council have already taken action on the issue. Impact fees are designed so that new construction pays for such things as the additional wear and tear on roads, the additional impact on corrections, parks, law enforcement, EMS and re services and the additional burden on the school system it creates. Impact fees are paid at the time building permits are pulled. At their May 17 meeting, the city council v oted to suspend city impact fees inde nitely in the hopes that that action would stimulate new construction. Some time ago the city did use impact fees to partially pay for a new re truck. In the city, before the suspension of impact fees, the impact fee on a single family residence was $1,506, Commercial rates v aried with the type of building. The impact fee on a 5,000 square foot restaurant was $2,200. City administrator Brian Whitehall said the city has not seen a noticeable increase in new construction since the suspension. He said that most city building permits are for remodeling or expansion and not for the new construction that would require an impact fee. The school board was a little more exact in their action. School impact fees are suspended a year at a time beginning June 30, 2011. Before impact fees for the school system can be reinstated an impact fee study must be made. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said that several factors went into the decision. He said that studies showed that with the exception of a slight increase next year, school enrolment is expected to decline over the next decade. That diminishes the need for more school facilities. Also, Mr. Kenworthy said the school's capital funds have diminished. He said that the state has taken capital funds from local school systems and given it to universities and charter schools. Impact fees, in themselves, would not cover the full cost of school expansion. "Even if we wanted to build, we couldn't afford it," Mr. Kenworthy said. Before it was suspended the school impact fee for a single family residential dwelling was $3,384. City and school board impact fees suspended 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 3pc. Bed $499.95 Dresser, Mirror, Headboard, Footboard & Rails $1099.95 E-Z In-Store Financing Available S tart a New In-Store Financing Account and Receive an Additional Discount Chest $499.95 Night Stand $279.95 O O c t 2 1 2 2 2 8 2 9 3 0 & 3 1 A d u l t s $1 0 € K i d s 4 1 2 $5 U n d e r 4 F R E EC h i l d r e n l e f t u n a t t e n d e d w i l l b e f e d t o t h e h u n g r i e s t z o m b i e Ferrell Farms 5350 SW 16thWay(Directly behind the Marathon Fast Break on Hwy 78 in Okeechobee)A portion of the proceeds benefit 4H For more info, call (863) 824-0500 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News October 26, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Historical SocietyHistorical Society meetsThe October meeting of the Okeechobee Historical Society featured Gay Carlton, School Board Member, speaking to the group about how the school system has changed over the past 50+ years. The focus of her talk was how new technologies are being used in the classroom to make Okeechobee’s students better prepared for the future. Pictured are members of the Historical Society who are Okeechobee High School graduates. In the picture, from left to right are Zelda Mixon, Magi Cable, Shirley Conrad, guest Kim Williamson, Betty Chandler Williamson, Gay Carlton, Wilma Williams, and Suzanne Morton.

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OHS dances I recall back when I was in high school, t he dance committee made a decision about our Homecoming dance. We opted to make it a sock dance. No formal dresses just every day school clothes and socks; $5 got you in t he door, We had food and drinks donated from area vendors, mostly from Publix and Buds Chicken. The place was packed EVERYONE had a blast and the school thought it was a great idea to eliminate the need of formality. Maybe OHS could rethink this event to make it a tad more affordable for t he families?  I can understand a higher price for prom. That is traditionally a formal dance for t he senior class. In many schools only juniors and seniors are allowed to attend the prom. Here the junior class puts the prom on for t he seniors. But homecoming doesn’t have t o be formal. Homecoming is supposed to b e a celebration of school spirit.  I think the parents of high school students should ask the school for a nancial accounting of how that $25 per student was s pent. That adds up to a lot of money.  I feel it would be better to pursue how t he tax money is being spent. It is the largest portion of our property tax bill.  Is this money not for the Senior Class? I want to say when we were in school that t he money raised for Homecoming was for t he Senior Class, just like Prom is I believe. It covers the cost of the party and left over money goes towards Grad Night entry/bus money.  It seems there were current high school s tudents who could not afford to go to the Homecoming dance because of the price. T hat just seems so wrong. If they want to raise money for senior grad night, surely t hey can do it another way instead of pricing s ome kids out of participating in something as basic as homecoming.Sightings Anyone heard the rumor that Casey A nthony has been seen in Okeechobee County?  Maybe she moved in with the skunk ape?  Apparently a woman who looks like her was spotted near LaBelle.  Who cares?Republican debate The way the liberals are attacking Herman Cain makes me want to root for him. He seems like an intelligent, good-hearted person.  Maybe you missed the debate, didn’t look like he had many friends in the GOP either.  Personally I nd it refreshing that Cain doesn’t try to fool people. If he makes a mistake he admits it and if he doesn’t know the answer he goes and nds out. I think that we need someone who has run a successful business. Someone who knows the ins and outs and how to control spending and therefore make a pro t. I nd that the liberal news media going after Cain is nothing more than a telling action. The media seems to go after those they fear the most. Happens every time. If I had to choose today I would choose Cain because he presents himself as being honest and for his knowledge of how a business works.  Cain has an admirable business background. He still lacks the well rounded experience in government, esp. in foreign affairs. He wouldn’t hold up running against Obama. I think the GOP recognizes this. I really hate to see Newt climbing in popularity. He has been an embarrassment. Oh well, we’ll see what shakes out in the months to come.Elections The problem with the way the county is set up is that you have to live in a county commission district in order to run for the seat for that district, but everyone in the county can vote. It is possible to lose in your district—which has happened—and still be elected to of ce. I think either they should just let everyone run at large in order to get the best candidates in the race, no matter where they live. Or else have the election by district so the elected person can be held accountable by that district. The way it is now, we are limited in who can run since you have to live in the district to run. And yet the person who wins does not have to be accountable to the district since you can lose the district and still win the election. Janet’s story Blood storiesJanet Colunga is a resident of Okeechobee who is a recipient of donated blood. Janet wants to share her experience so that others may be inspired to donate the gift of life – their blood. In 1992, while living in North Carolina, Janet was giving birth to her son when she began hemorrhaging. She lost a lot of blood and required three units of blood to replace it. This young mother would have died while giving birth to her son had she not received the donated blood. Janet donates blood now and her 15-year old daughter can’t wait to turn 16 so she can donate also. Janet tells everyone that donating blood is one of the most important acts a person can do because nobody knows when they or a loved one may need blood. Janet plans to give blood at the Sixth Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup that will be held at the Freshman Campus on Nov. 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Please join her and your fellow Okeechobeans in helping the Roundup meet this year’s goal of 600 units of blood. Susan WilliamsBreast cancer awarenessI want to thank you for printing my article about male breast cancer awareness on Sept. 30. Many people have read it and it may have saved lives. For this I am very grateful. My son from whom this all started has nished chemo and now sees his surgeon on when he will have his surgery. My goal is to have both breast cancers for men and women acknowledged at the same time, maybe we could work on that for next year. Thank you again, Sincerely, Roberta StoltzfusOkeechobee has lost its wayCan we all agree that this town has lost its way? We’ve sacri ced our youth for the promise of down home living. Its the simple life that people seek when moving to this town we call Okeechobee. With a teen birth rate of 94 we just beat out Hendry (97) and Hardee (103) as the top county for Teen Pregnancy in the whole of Florida. Unfortunately, history tells us that we are usually in the top spot for that statistic. We also have some of the highest numbers of drug abuse for any county in the State. Our vices are marijuana, synthetic marijuana, opiates, cocaine, and others. We are an hour drive from anything entertaining and our children are wasting away; lling their time with drugs, sex, and the occasional drunk driving incident. Unemployment is on the rise and the promise of lasting jobs dwindles by the day. We have gas stations, plazas, and storefronts that are being taken back by nature because we can’t keep businesses in them and when we lose on e we can’t bring in another. Those in power need to show us tha t they see this, that they care, and that the y can help us pull ourselves through. W e don’t want a hand out, we don’t even wan t a hangout. We just want to know that you see this and that you also care for us, this town, and the future it represents. Patrick Van Tassell, Local Okeechobee citizen Wednesday, October 26, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Janet Colunga Pregnancy Center offers free servicesFree Pregnancy tests are available at the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee. Of ce located at 500 N.W. 6th Street and you may call the of ce at 863-467-8748. Free Parenting Classes available for mothers (and fathers) to be or those already with babies on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Call the of ce at 863-467-8748. Come nd out about the Baby Boutique!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC AVAILABILITYOF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATIONPursuant to Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know act of 1986 (EPCRA), the following information is available to the public upon request during normal business hours by contacting the Florida, District VII, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for Hazardous Materials. Hazardous Material Safety Data Sheets Facility Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms Section 304 Chemical Release Follow-up Notifications District VII, LEPC Hazardous Materials Emergency Plan The District VII LEPC services residents of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, and Polk Counties. EPCRArequires that any business that regularly uses, handles, or stores certain hazardous chemicals register with State and local regulatory agencies. If you have never registered or wish to verify your requirement to register, contact the LEPC at the address or phone number listed below. If you have previously complied, be sure your notifications are current … penalties for non-compliance are severe. To obtain notification information or to learn more about EPCRA, please contact:Florida District VII LEPC 555 East Church Street P.O. Box 2089 Bartow, Florida 33831 863-534-7130 ext. 107 5 Okeechobee News October 26, 2011 W e decided to put it in our season schedule again this year because of the large number of requests from patrons who either missed it the rst time, or who want to see it again." This is not an uncommon response to the show, he points out. One theatre group in Tennessee has performed it with great success as a part of their regular season for more than a dozen years. It is also a longrunning top attraction among the shows in Branson, Mo. Reserved seat tickets for the OCT production are now on sale for $12 each at the of ce of the Pennysaver at 111 N. E. Second Street, in the block north of CVS Pharmacy. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. All performances of the show are at the theatre on S.W. Second Avenue at Seventh Street, one block west of Golden Corral restaurant. The setting of "Smoke on the Mountain" is 1938. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church's pastor, Mervin Oglethorpe is presiding over his rst-ever Saturday night gospel sing. The evening's special guests are the Sanders Family Singers, who arrive a bit ustered and out of breath. Their tour bus overturned in a ditch next to the local pickle factory. Some local residents kindly came to their rescue, and now they're ready to sing, testify, and generally entertain for the next two hours (allowing for a 15-minute intermission.) The music, mostly bluegrass- avored gospel, is full of four-part harmonies, and features guitar, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, piano, and numerous homemade percussion instruments. Nearly 30 new and old gospel songs make the show a contemporary and historical musical treat. They include "Wonderful Time Up There," "Whispering Hope," "I Wouldn't Take Nothin' for My Journey Now," "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder," and "I'll Fly Away." In addition to the music and comedy, the show reveals itself as being about forgiveness, salvation, and getting along with one's family. All but one of the original cast members are back from the OCT's earlier production to reprise their roles. They are, Jim Clark as Pastor Oglethorpe, Billy McCullers, Laurie Garner, Nikki St. Pierre, Daniel Womble, Stephany DuPree, Ralph Baker and Ron Hayes as the Sanders family, with Judine Cole and Joanie Moffatt as two wealthy spinsters who have strong reservations about having stringed instruments in the church. Just a short three weeks after "Smoke on the Mountain," the OCT will present "Christmas On the Air," a holiday music and comedy variety show which features a cast of twenty- ve. Patterned after a Bing Crosby-style Christmas special, it includes some big production numbers, comedy, and drama, along with a host of favorite Christmas carols and songs. The presentation is done in a warm-hearted vintage style that is sure to evoke pleasant memories of Christmases past. "Christmas On the Air" will be performed three times only, on Friday and Saturday evenings, Dec. 2 & 3 at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m., matinee on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3. Tickets to this show are also on sale now at $12 each at the Pennysaver of ce. The current OCT theatre season will conclude in March with the Pulitzer prize and Tony Award-winning dramatization of "The Diary of Anne Frank," the story of a Jewish family's attempts to hide from the Nazis in Holland during the Holocaust of World War II, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Tickets to this production will go on sale in February. The Okeechobee Community Theatre, a member of the American Association o f Community Theatre and the Florida Theatre Conference, is now in its 33rd season of presenting Broadway-style musicals, comedies and dramas for local audiences. For more information, call Ron or Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307, or visit the theatre website, okeecommunitytheatre.com. PLAYContinued From Page 1 or modifying the impact fee schedule. The consultants will answer any questions from commissioners concerning impact fees. At the end of the discussion commissioners could give direction to staff concerning impact fees or the matter could be taken up again at a later meeting. In a related matter commissioners will consider a proposed amendment to the interlocal agreement with the school board concerning collection of school impact fees. Currently the county is required by ordinance to collect the school impact fee and there is no provision in that ordinance for a temporary suspension or moratorium. In addition to amending the interlcoal agreement the county will probably consider another ordinance that would allow for a suspension or moratorium on collection of school impact fees. In other action the board is expected to: recognize employees for longevity; approve payment of a re control assessment to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for scal year 2011/12; renew the contact with Curren Electric for air eld lighting and equipment maintenance; appoint one member to the affordable housing committee with a term to expire Sept. 15, 2013; and consider a resolution for collection of non-ad valorum assessments. FEESContinued From Page 1 OKMS announces quarterly meetingThe next quarterly general membership meeting for Okeechobee Main Street will be held on Oct. 26, at noon at Golden Corral. All members are encouraged to attend and receive an update on recent events and activities. Please join us to share in a special awards presentation and meet our new Board Secretary, Courtney Moyett, who is also a litigation support specialist with Philip DeBerard Injury.Library to host Ask-A-Lawyer eventOkeechobee Attorneys and Florida Rural Legal Services will be at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th Street, Okeechobee, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Flag Disposal CeremonyAmerican Legion Post 64 will hold a Flag Disposal ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday Oct. 27, at the legion home 501 SE 2nd St. Assisting in the event will be the Color Guard of Okeechobee High School JROTC, Cub Scout Pack 964 and Boy Scout Troop 964 and current Legion Of cers. The public is invited to attend. Bring the children as they will get an education on proper ag display/disposal.Euchre Tournament group meetsThe Euchre tournament will resume for the season on Mondays and Wednesdays. The next tournament will take place on Oct. 26, & 31, at the Village Square Restaurant, at 301 W. South Park St. Play starts at 6:30 p.m. but plan to arrive at 6:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome, even beginners. Call John Munger for information, at 863-357-0803.

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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.Jacob H. Shiveler, 63NAPLES — Jacob H. Shiveler, 63, of Naples, passed away on Oct. 24, 2011. Born Feb. 11, 1948, he was the son of George and Mabel Shiveler. Jacob is survived by his loving wife and best friend of forty years, Gloria Ann Shiveler; his beloved children, Jason (Susan) Shiveler of Naples, Danielle Shiveler of Ft. Lauderdale, Bruce (Jane) Swindell and Greg (Karen) Swindell, all of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Jacob was a kind and giving man throughout his life, truly being an advocate of those in need. His lifelong passion for farming made him very active in the Agriculture community. He will be dearly missed by all whose lives he touched. A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Immokalee, 1411 Lake Trafford road, Immokalee, FL 34142. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions in Jacobs honor may be made to Harry Chapin Food Bank, 3760 Fowler Street, Ft Myers FL 33901, www. ghthunger@harrychapinfoodbank.org. For online condolences, visit fullerfuneralhome.com.Mark Allen Ward, 49WALLAND, Tenn. — Mark Allen Ward, 49, of Walland, Tenn., formerly of Okeechobee, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville following a short illness. He was an avid fan of dirt track car racing. He was a Licensed Barber for over 30 years. He lived life to the fullest and he lived it his way. He was preceded in death by his son, Jake Allen Ward; father, Julius Wayne Ward; step-father, Barney Durbin; step-brother, Kenny Durbin. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Cynthia Walker Ward; children, Joshua Lee Ward, and Zachary Ray Ward; mother, Mollie Durbin, mother and father-in-law, Harvey and Sylvia Walker; sister-in-law, Sandra (Rickey) Betts; brothers, Tony (Gina) Ward, and Brian (Joanne) Ward; step-brothers, David (Wendy) Durbin, and Alan (Kay) Durbin; sister, Kim (Brian) Herbst; step-mother, Pat Ward; sisters, Melanie (Rick) Bodner, and Tammie Nelson; step-sister, Kelly Durbin; many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at The Gathering, 1735 SW 24th Ave., Okeechobee, (phone: 863-357-4418) at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, with Pastor Mike Brown, and Pastor Dale Buchanan of ciating, the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday before the service. Memorial Funeral Home in Maryville, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements. Mary Frances Henderson Runyon, 57OKEECHOBEE — Mary Frances Henderson Runyon, age 57, died at the Hamrick Home on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. She was born in Plant City, Fla., on Jan. 27, 1954, to Cecil and Roselle Henderson. Her family moved to Okeechobee in 1958. In addition to being an Eckerd employee for 18 years, she also managed Larry’s Suds & Duds for 13 years. Her family was the focus of her life and she loved spending time together and cooking for everyone and being a “Mom.” Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Roselle Henderson; brother, Billy Henderson; and sister-in-law, Marynell Henderson. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Billy Joe Runyon of Okeechobee; sons, Frankie, Steven, and Brian (Debbie) Runyon; daughters, Connie (Eric) Collins, Helen (Wallace) Johnson, and Juanita Caldwell; brothers, Rex (Arlene) Henderson, Roy (Rachelle) Henderson, and Rickie (Dottie) Henderson; sister, Elaine (James) Rowell; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Go with God Frances. You will be loved and missed always. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, and services will be on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online to www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida. 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. 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For information call, 863-467-2882.Legion Post hosts taco nightAmerican Legion Post 64 has Tacos every Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., this w eek we have music with CC live from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday we have dinner/ music from 5 until 8 p.m. Music is with Lisa this week and we offer sh, chicken strips or country fried steak you have a choice of fries or slaw or you can have mashed potatoes and vegetables all dinners come with rolls and desert for $6. Everyone welcome.Legion Post plans nightAmerican Legion Post 64 Riders Thursday, Oct. 27 we offer bargains $1 to 3.50 for lunch and dinner we serve from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Everything from beans & cornbread to cheeseburgers. We have music from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. with Cowboy Jody Karaoke. All proceeds bene t our Adopt a V eteran and his/her Family Program. Everyone Welcome. Eagles hold Spaghetti dinnerOn Thursday, Oct. 27 the Cypress Hut Eagles will hold a spaghetti dinner, at 5:30 p.m. for $6. Proceeds to FOE community charity fund. Public welcome!Martha’s House has yard saleCome to Martha’s House, 4134 Hwy 441 N., for the fall yard sale on Oct. 27/28 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Considering adoption?Anyone interested in learning more about adoption is encouraged to join the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Div ision at our monthly Adoption Orientation session. The next meeting is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County of ce, located at 804 S. 6th Street in Fort Pierce. This informative, casual and free open house-style orientation will provide an overview of foster care adoption and answer all questions related to adoption and CHS’ adoption process. Please help us raise adoption awareness in our community as we try to nd additional permanent Forever Families” for local children in foster care. To RSVP or for more information, contact Children’s Home Society’s Adoption Information Line at 772-429-2001.Eagles hold Halloween partyOn Saturday, Oct. 29 the Cypress Hut Eagles will hold a Halloween party, at 6 p.m. and it is free. Music by the Harpers. Public w elcome! Community Events

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Due the heavy rains over the past few w eeks, there has been a rise in the mosquito population statewide. Okeechobee County Emergency Management reminds residents of the “5 Ds” for prevention:  Dusk and Dawn—Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood, for many species this is during the dusk and dawn hours.  Dress—Wear clothing that covers skin.  DEET—When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes, repellents containing DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, or N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) are recommended. Products with concentrations up to 30 percent DEET are generally recommended for most situations. (It is not recommended to use DEET on children less than 2 months old. Instead, infants should be kept indoors or mosquito netting used over carriers when mosquitoes are present). If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing. Always read the manufacturer’s directions carefully before you put on a repellent.  Drainage—Check your home to rid it of standing water in which mosquitoes can lay their eggs. Elimination of breeding sites is one of the keys to prevention. Rains bring increased mosquito activity to South Florida region 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Savings Stacked High. REAL HIGH . Emory Walker Company (863) 763-6742 208 S.W. 5th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 Receive up to $1,650 in Rebates*with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort SystemAND up to $500 in Federal Tax Credits** Special Financing Available***OR CAC014022 Offer expires 12/2/2011. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details and visit www.energystar. gov for more information. ***See dealer for details or visit Lennox.com. 2011 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. Open Evenings Emergencies Welcome All InsuranceWelcomeFREEDigital X-Ray & Consultation or Second OpinionNEW DENTURES$359starting at$99ea.starting at(D5110) (D5120)Exp. 10/31/11Exp. 10/31/11Exp. 10/31/11(D2750) (D7140) FROM (D9310) (D0330)CROWNSEXTRACTIONS$499LIMITED TIME ONLY IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. THEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENT ORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. 7 Okeechobee News October 26, 2011 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of bond following his arrest on felony drug charges. Ronald Mark Barber, 45, N.E. 12th Ave., was arrested Saturday, Oct. 22, on felony charges of possession of a rearm by a convicted felon, two counts of possession of a controlled substance (morphine) and eeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement of cer. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Barber is being held on $36,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Arlene Durbin, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that she clocked a dark-colored Ford sports utility vehicle doing 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. However, when she tried to stop the SUV in the 2400 block of U.S. 441 S.E. it only increased its speed. She later caught up to the Ford Expedition in the 3400 block o f S.E. 34th Ave. where it had apparently stopped and turned off its lights. The deputy went up to the vehicle and identi ed the driver as Barber. During a subsequent search of the Expedition she and OCSO Deputy Brian Cross reportedly found the remnants of three suspected marijuana cigarettes. Those cigarettes were eld tested and indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. According to Deputy Durbin’s report, 18 pills were found in Barber’s pockets. The deputy said the pills were identi ed at 15mg and 60mg morphine tablets. The report went on to state that a 12 gauge shotgun was also found in the vehicle. A check of Barber’s arrest record indicated that he was convicted in 2002 of interference with custody, which is a felony. Convicted felon accused of drug possession charges Ronald Barber The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Brandon Pitt, 19, N.W. 36th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 20 by Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $7,500.  Gary N. Bohannon, 64, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 20 by Deputy Marcus Collier on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the felony of driving under the in uence with priors. He was released on his own recognizance.  Reyna Ortega, 26, S.E. 57th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 23 by Deputy Donnie Holmes on a felony charge of battery on a law enforcement of cer and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. His bond was set at $1,250.  Steven Cody Crose, 22, N.E. 128th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 24 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on a charge of felony petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500.  Dustin Lumpkin, 25, N.E. 26th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 24 by Deputy Greg Popovich on an amended Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report

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The pumpkin on Hunter Road continues. Come hear the greatest story ever told on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 3–6 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 1731 Hunter Road. There will be games, hay ride, cake w alk, music and lots of fun. Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave, will host a concert by American Idol Season Six Top 10 Finalist Chris Sligh on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. For more information call 863-763-4127. First Baptist Church has received word from Angel Food Ministries that the food program has been discontinued. The Fifth Sunday community-wide service, sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial A ssociation (OMA), will be this Sunday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Faith Farm Tabernacle, 7595 NE 128th Ave. (9 miles from the intersection of U.S. 441 & SR 70. East on 70, left on N.E. 128th at the Crossroads/Land ll Road and then 1.7 miles on the left). Rev. Jim Benton, Director, will preach; the Okeechobee Community Choir will sing, and many members of the Ministerial Association will participate in the service. In addition, Frank Carter, composer, concert pianist and director of Music and Art at Good Shepherd United Methodist in WPB, will again accompany and play. Come, hear the word of the Lord preached and enjoy the fellowship this small-town community-wide service provides. Fellowship time will follow the service. Churches and groups represented by the 25 members of OMA are: Bethel Baptist, Church of Our Saviour Episcopal, Cornerstone Baptist, Faith Farm Ministries, First United Methodist, The Gathering, Lamb of God Recovery Center, Lighthouse Refuge, More to Life Ministries, Northside Baptist, Okeechobee Community Choir, Okeechobee Correctional Institute, Okeechobee Pregnancy Center, Okeechobee Presbyterian, Real Life Children’s Ranch, St. Stephens AME and The Vineyard Ministers of other churches and ministries are invited to join the OMA on the second Wednesday of every month at noon at The Lodge Restaurant.Sunday, Oct. 30, starting at 10:30 a.m. The Bluegrass group Scattered Grass will play at Point of Light Fellowship Church 15399 Hwy. 78 Lakeport. Spaghetti lunch will follow. Then after lunch more bluegrass!There will be a Fall Festival at Point of Light Fellowship Church, 15399 Hwy 78, Lakeport, on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Lots of games, candy and fun! Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, 102 NW 10TH Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets every second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is ministry for women for all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information please call 863-254-8304. A bene t barbecue dinner and gospel sing for Charles and Sophia Graves will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the First Baptist Church’s ROC from 3-7 p.m. The menu will include pulled pork dinners with drink and dessert. Gospel singing will begin at 3 p.m., and run through out the evening with several different groups appearing. The cost of the meal is $10. Tickets are on sale now or can be purchased at the door as long as they last. You may dine in or carry out. There will be door prizes and a silent auction. Oakview Baptist Church will host Xtreme Missions, Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event is for children in grades 1–6 and their church leaders. The children will meet with missionaries and learn about their country and culture. The cost of the event is $16 which includes a t-shirt and lunch. For more information, please contact Oakview Baptist Church at 863-763-1699. The Okeechobee Church of God Ladies Ministry will host a Community Yard Sale with a concession Stand on Nov. 12 Saturday at the Okeechobee Church of God, 301 NE 4th Avenue. Have you wanted to have a yard sale not enough room, or hate to do it by yourself. Come join with us, a space with a table $10 or a space without a table $5. Donation. What you make is yours. Call to reserve your space with Norma Sue 863-634-2930. The Ladies Ministry will do all the advertising. The Okeechobee Missionary Baptis t Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., will sponsor a revival on Nov. 16 to 18 Evangelist Dann y Young, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church o f Spring Hill, Florida will preach. Registration for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading has begun at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Deadline is Nov. 30 The program is for girls and boys in K-5 through 6th grades. For more information or to register, please call 863-467-7625 or go b y the church or ROC of ce. Registration forms are also available at your child’s school. Fr. Hugh Duffy will give a series of talks on the parables every Thursday night from 7 to 8 pm in the pavilion at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 901 SW 6th Street. The talks begin on Thursday, Nov. 3 and end on Thursday, Dec. 15 Everybody is welcome and there is no charge to attend. For more information call 863-763-3727.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ?Theyre Coming...Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy. 98 N. € Okeechobee(Next to Livestock Market) • Family Owned & Operated Since 1978 • We Service All Brands • 1 Year Guarantee on Replacement Parts • 24/7 Emergency Service • FREE Estimates & Second Opinions on Equipment Replacements • Senior Citizen DiscountsFPL PARTICIPATING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR 8 Okeechobee News October 26, 2011 Local churches plan speakers and special fall events Special to the Okeechobee NewsChurch hosts Pumpkin PatchThe Pumpkin Patch is back! Joining pastor Jim Dawson and the Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything, are students from Stepping Stones Academy One. The public is invited to visit the patch located at the First United Methodist Church, 200 NW 2nd Street, to take pictures and enjoy the display. Pumpkin sales bene t the church’s Youth Mission Trips. 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By Tony YoungFlorida Fish and Wildlife Football season is in full swing, and the 2011-12 hunting season is cranking up. Heck, in Zone A, they’re already into general gun season. But for the rest of us, I’d like to cover the rules and regulations regarding two hunting seasons that are just around the corner: muzzleloading gun and the rst phase of dove. Immediately following the close of crossbow season in each zone, the muzzleloading gun season begins. Season dates run Nov. 19 – Dec. 2 in Zone B, Oct. 22 – Nov. 4 in Zone C and Dec. 3-9 in Zone D. During muzzleloading gun season, bows and crossbows are also legal methods of taking game on private lands, in addition to muzzleloaders. But on wildlife management areas (WMAs), only muzzleloaders may be used. The most common types of game to take during muzzleloader season are deer and w ild hog. Only bucks may be taken, and one antler must be at least 5 inches long above the hairline. The daily bag limit on antlered deer is two. You can hunt wild hogs yearround on private lands, and there are no bag or size limits. It’s also legal to shoot gobblers and bearded turkeys during muzzleloading gun season. You may take only one per day, and there’s a two-bird fall-season limit. But you can’t hunt turkeys in Holmes County during the fall and winter. On WMAs, bag limits and antler/size restrictions can differ, so check the speci cs of the area before you hunt. Legal shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. Except for turkeys, hunters may take resident game over feed such as corn on private lands. No baiting is allowed on WMAs, however. For hunting deer, muzzleloaders ring single bullets must be at least .40-caliber. Guns ring two or more balls must be 20-gauge or larger. You may not use muzzleloaders that take smokeless powder, ones that can be loaded from the breech or those with selfcontained cartridge ammunition capabilities during muzzleloading gun season. The rst phase of the mourning and white-winged dove season begins Oct. 1 and ends Oct. 24 statewide. Shooting hours during this rst phase are noon to sunset, and there’s a 15-bird daily bag limit. The only rearm you’re allowed to use for hunting doves is a shotgun, but you can’t use one larger than a 10-gauge. Shotguns must be plugged to a three-shell capacity (magazine and chamber combined). You may hunt doves over an agricultural eld, as long as the crop has been planted and manipulated under normal agricultural practices. However, it’s against the law to scatter agricultural products over an area for the purpose of baiting. Some things you can’t do while dove hunting include using ri es, pistols or crossbows; shooting from a moving vehicle; and herding or driving doves with a vehicle. In addition to a Florida hunting license, you’ll need a $5 muzzleloading gun permit to hunt during muzzleloader season. To hunt deer, you need a $5 deer permit, and if you’d like to take a fall turkey, you’ll need a $10 turkey permit ($125 for nonresidents). If you’re going to hunt doves, you’ll need a nocost migratory bird permit, and if you hunt on a WMA, you also must have a management area permit, which costs $26.50. All are available at your local county tax collector’s of ce; through license agents; by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA; or by going online to www. .wildlifelicense.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 40% Off Per Gal. MFG. List Price PreMixed Off Whites Regal Wall Flat CWF-UVClear Wood Finish Natural 5 Gal. Size $95.00 RollerSet 9Ž $1.95 *Limited Number in Stock Super Hide Flat Int. 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The fundraiser donation is a total of $50 which includes $25 to pick up the toilet, $15 to send it somewhere else and $10 to nd out who sent it. For information, call co-captain Jade at 863-261-1049. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the extension of the public review and comment period for the draft Land Protection Plan (LPP) and draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area. The Oct. 24, comment deadline has been extended to Nov. 25. To ensure consideration of your comments in the development of the nal LPP and EA, please ensure that we receive your comments on or before Nov. 25. Comments may be emailed to us at EvergladesHeadwatersProposal@fws. gov; faxed to 321.861.1276; or mailed to Everglades Headwaters Proposal, 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. Copies of the documents and additional information are available online: (http://www.fws.gov/southeast/evergladesheadwaters/). Paper and/or CD copies of the documents can be requested by calling 321-861-0667. Public comment deadline extended for wildlife refuge Register for Upward BasketballUpward Basketball and Cheerleading registration is open at the First Baptist Church. The deadline to register is Nov. 30. K5 6th grade, boys and girls. For information call 863-467-7625.

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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 11 Okeechobee News October 26, 2011

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ YardSalesCo-OP ANTIQUES YARD SALE NEW LOCATION NEW ITEMS 1214 SW 12th AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN) START CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. FURNITURE,CRYSTAL, FEATER WEIGHTS, PRIMITIVES,CROCKS, TRUNKS AND LAMPS. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com CaregiversPrivate Caregiver is looking to take care of a loved one in their home. Has 20 yrs experience and excellent referrals Call 863-697-1455 Employment Full Time FrontDesk FullTimePhysicians Office in OkeechobeePlease fax resum after 5PMto (863) 357-0424 EOE/DFWP Cable TV Persons to Run Collection/Disco routes. FT & PT. Earn $300-600+p/wk. Truck/Van w/ladder & valid DL req’d. Background check. Call 561-386-7095. Clinical Laboratory Technologist Independent Laboratory seeking Full-Time, Florida License Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Minimum 2yrs. experience in laboratory setting. Please fax resume to: 863-467-0421 or send resume to: PO Box 1489, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Employment Full TimePHLEBOTOMIST Independent Laboratory seeking FullTime Florida License Phlebotomist. Minimum 2yrs. experience in laboratory setting. Please fax resume to: 863-467-0421 or send resume to: PO Box 1489, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Employment Full Time Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Excavation CLEARING & HAULING Dump Trucks, Loader Back Hoe, & Bobcat Services by Jason Summerford (863)634-7771 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com FurnitureSALON FURNITURE 3 Styling chairs, 1 styling station,1 sink,2 shop chairs,4 dryers, 1 product cabinet &1 mirror.Like new. $1200 or best offer. 863-990-2770 or 863-990-6132. Guns/Supplies ***********************SUNCOAST GUN SHOW***********************OCTOBER 29th & 30thSaturday 9 am 5 pm & Sunday 9 am 4 pm HAVERT L. FENN CENTER2000 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FLBUY • SELL • TRADECONCEALED WEAPON CLASS $45Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.suncoastgunshows.com Call 772-462-1521 for info. MiscellaneousFor Sale Vita Spa Amour L-115 Hot Tub,Extra Jets for legs,back & neck, total of 14. $4,000 New Will take $975.00 Call 863-467-2149 Leave Message One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments1 Story Duplex 3BR/2BA-In the City SW Section-7th Ave & 4th ST,W/D hook up Central AC/Heat,New ooring and kitchen cabinets.NO PETS $850.00/mo.1st last and Security.863-763-2197 Guns/Supplies Apartments2 BD/1BA Duplex in town. No Pets! First, Last and Security. $550.00/mo. Call 863-634-2820 APARTMENT’S 3/1 Duplex Center of Town Painted, Tile, W/D, Very Clean, Corner lot. $750.00 Moves You In. No Pets Call 24/7 Dave 863-634-9899 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Apartments BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 FEMALE BOARDER Studio Apts. in quiet country setting, 5 minutes from town, furnished, hi-speed internet, 200 channel cable, a/c, electric, all included with private entrance. $125 per week or $450 a month. Reference required 863-763-0675 FURN EFFICENCY TCI, On Lake with dock, util/cable included. No pets, $600/mo. 1st & last month. (863)697-3351 LG. CLEAN APT in town 2/2, w/d, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572 NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the city limits. Wood cabinets w/granite countertops. All appl’s. W/D Hookup. Available now. 1st & deposit to move in. (863)465-0053 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. BusinessPlaces RESTAURANT & BAR 6,000 sq. ft. Located SE 441 & 15B. Completely furnished. Call for more information. (561)662-2202 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Commercial PropertyFOR SALE OR LEASE 1574 Sq. Ft. of ce bldg. @ 210 NE 3rd Ave. Call 863-763-0295 Houses-Rent 2/2 on canal in BH R covered boat slip,12x42 screen porch, appliances & some utilities included.$750 mo., $500 sec. deposit, avail. Nov. 1st 863-634-6467 3bd/2ba on 1 acre Located in Lazy 7 $950.00 a month plus security. 863-763-6912 or 863-447-1562 Dixie Ranch 3 Bdrm/1 bath $700.00 a month. Also 2 Bdrm/1 bath $675.00 a month FLS. No Pets 863-634-2820 FT. Drum 33692 NE 9th Ave. 4 acre pasture, 1bdrm CBS home, old barn, Pet Fee $500 deposit $500 monthly Call 912-224-4658 FURNISHED 3 BR, 1BA + Screened porch. Vicinity of SE 441 & 15B. $700 mo. (561)662-2202 Large 2,000 sq. ft., 3/2 CBS in town with fenced in yard. $950 p/mo. First, last & security. 863-634-7725. OKECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA Duplex, DW, W/D connector, C/A & heat, $725 mo. + $500 sec. (863) 763-4414 OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba, tile throughout, $1000 mo. & up. 1st & sec. moves you in. (561)248-3888 or (863)599-0156 OfficeSpace Rent OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 12 Okeechobee News October 26, 2011 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses-Sale Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. 2bdrm/1bath house $2,500.00 down $731.83 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING TREASURE ISLAND LARGE 4BR, 2BA, CBS house on the water. $159,000 TREASURE ISLAND LARGE 3BR, 2BA Dblwide w/screened pool, many upgrades, on the water. $149,000 or will lease for $1200 mo. NW 5th STREET LARGE 3BR, 1BA, CBS house, new ceramic tile through out. $99,000 or will lease for $800 mo. Call 863-634-9119 Land-SaleOKEECHOBEE 5 Acres $2,000 down. Park your own trailer or house, owner nancing $49,000. 863-763-6358 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome PartsCARPORT 12x40 & SCREENED IN PORCH 14x25. Very good cond. Sold together $600. (315)486-0935 MobileHome Rent 3/2 Double Wide, Metal Roof, Buckhead Ridge, Built 05, Mint Condition. $675 mo., 1st and Last Call 863-801-1739 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 For Rent 1 Bedroom Trailer $125 A Week Call 863-610-4625 Ft Drum 33698 NE 9th Ave 4 acre pasture, with 1 1/2 bdrm mobile home partially furnished, Pet Fee. $375 deposit $375 monthly. 912-224-4658 MobileHome Rent LAKEPORT: 3 BR, 2 BA, Bonus Room, Washer & Dryer. Screen Porch. $600 mo. + Security deposit. (573)686-6145 or (573)718-8074 OKEECHOBEE On 70 east. 3 br./2 ba., Spacious Back yard. $800 mo. 1st & last, plus Elec. Avail. 11/01/11. Call: 863-634-1783. MobileHomeSale ANCIENT OAKS Over 55 Park Blk 11 Lot 8 Park Model with carport everything goes $35,000 Call 772-287-5597 BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 MOORE HAVEN Mobile Home 2br, 2ba, 58 ft, w/40’ carport, shed, selling for $1.00 only to someone who needs a home (575)545-0012 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 Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go... Save Up To 35K! 800-622-2832 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs‘05 Sprinter 8x30 Travel Trailer (attaches to bumper) 2 slides Bdrm & Living Rm $11,500 Private Seller Call Gary (863) 634-0865 RVSpace Rent Year round RV sites at River Bluff on Kissimmee River, 30 or 50 amp, Bath house, Laundry Facility, includes boat slip. 863-467-4371 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Fifth Wheels2009 42’ Elite 3 Slides washer/dryer, dish washer, 2 a/c’s, 2 bdrm, very clean, no pets, will deliver, sleeps 6. $28,500 offer. Call 863-838-3825 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com GolfCartsClub Car Golf Cart New Batteries and Side Curtains. Call 863-634-7454 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000275 PNC BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT BASSETT, AKA SCOTT R. BASSETT, DECEASED HIS/HER RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT; AND THE AFOREMENTIONED NAMED DEFENDANT AND SUCH OF THE AFOREMENTIONED UNKNOWN DEFENDANT AND SUCH OF THE UNKNOWN NAMED DEFENDANT AS MAY BE INFANTS, INCOMPETENTS OR OTHERWISE NOT SUI JURIS; et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION-FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS TO: SCOTT BASSETT, AKA SCOTT R. BASSETT, DECEASED HIS/HER RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT; AND THE AFOREMENTIONED NAMED DEFENDANT AND SUCH OF THE AFOREMENTIONED UNKNOWN DEFENDANT AND SUCH OF THE UNKNOWN NAMED DEFENDANT AS MAY BE INFANTS, INCOMPETENTS OR OTHERWISE NOT SUI JURIS including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lien holders, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents, or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: LOT 24, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3. PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 1976 FIRST AMERICAN COACH MOBILE HOME, VIN #4895A, TITLE NUMBER 14030075. TOGETHER WITH ANY AND ALL IMPROVEMENTS. More commonly known as 3523 South East 24th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974 This action has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A., whose address is 500 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 190, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33309, on or before 30 days after date of rst publication, and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Witness my hand and seal of this Court on the 14th day of Oct., 2011. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida By: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 190 Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33309 Telephone No.: 954-740-5200 Facsimile: 954-740-5290If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.WWR File #10047578 400994 ON 10/26;11/2/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000451 ONEWEST BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK F.S.B. Plaintiff, VS. IDELSYS BLANCO; CARLOS F. BLANCO; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 16, 2011, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000451, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. ONEWEST BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK F.S.B. is Plaintiff and IDELSYS BLANCO; CARLOS F. BLANCO; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 16th day of Nov., 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 5, A PLAT OF BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 27the day of Sept., 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court By: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceedBuying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA-630 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. DONALD B. RIDER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 20, 2011 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-630 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and DONALD B. RIDER, JOAN C. RIDER, BLUE CYPRESS GOLF & RV RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., and NEAL LONG CONTRACTOR, are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on November 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street. Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale. is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Unit No. 240, Blue Cypress Golf and RV Resort, an RV Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded on January 22, 1991 in Of cial Records Book 320, Page 741 through 811 (Condominium Plat Book 1, Pages 45 through 51) of the Public records of Okeechobee County, Florida, together with all appurtenances of such unit according to the Declaration of Condominium together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements and xtures (the “Property”). The Property has a street address of 13801 SE Highway 441, Lot 240, Okeechobee, FL 34974 (a/k/a 12381 SE 143rd Avenue, Lot 240, Okeechobee, FL 34974). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on October 24, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Lawrence P. Rochefort, Esquire Erin M. Maddocks, Esquire AKERMAN SENTERFITT 222 Lakeview Avenue, Suite 400 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: 561-653-5000 Facsimile: 561-659-6313 Counsel for Plaintiff 401349 ON 10/26;11/1/2011 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-195 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. JAY T. HUFFMAN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAY T. HUFFMAN n/k/a LEE ANITA HUFFMAN, any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named individual defendants; TD BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosuje dated October 13, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-195, of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and JAY T. HUFFMAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAY T. HUFFMAN n/k/a LEE ANITA HUFFMAN; any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named individual defendant; and TD BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION f/k/a RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 9th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 72E, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN SECTION 17, TWSP 37 S, RANGE 36 E, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17, BEAR S 8957’33” E ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NE 64th AVENUE., THENCE BEAR N 0005’07” E ALONG SAID E R/W LINE OF NE 64th AVENUE., A DISTANCE OF 1548.32 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 0005’07” E ALONG SAID EAST R/W LINE OF NE 64th AVENUE TO SOUTH R/W LINE OF NE 4th STREET, A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET. THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8924’08” E ALONG SAID SOUTH R/W LINE OF NE 4th STREET, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 0005’07” W, PARALLEL WITH AFORESAID EAST R/W LINE OF NE 64th AVENUE, A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 8924’08” W, PARALLEL WITH SAID SOUTH R/W LINE OF NE 4th STREET, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Along with that certain 1979 Brigadier/WORT mobile home ID# GB1CS27987A & GB1CS27987B ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 807-7370 within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated the 17th day of October, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 400813 ON 10/19,26/2011 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-288 Assigned to: Judge Schack RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff VS. DALLAS REXROAD, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DALLAS REXROAD, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD O R LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, and JOHN DOE and/or JANE DOE as Unknown Tenants-in-Possession Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 11, 2011, Case No. 2010 CA 288, in the Circuit Court o f the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and DALLAS REXROAD, the UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DALLAS REXROAD, JANE DOE and JOHN DOE, et al, are Defendants, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on November 9, 2011. the following described property set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Lot 15 and 16, Block 35, OKEECHOBEE PARK, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Boo k 1, Page 28, Public Records o f Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 1985 Chandler Doublewide mobile home VIN #’s GAFL2AG250510049 and GAFL2BG250510049 and TITLE #’s 41847430 and 41851296 Parcel ID # 1-17-37-35-0020-00350-0150 Street Address: 2551 NW 5TH ST, OKEECHOBEE Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owners as o f the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 12th day of October, 2011. COLLINS, BROWN, CALDWELL, BARKETT & GARAVAGLIA, Chtd. Attorneys for Plaintif f 756 Beachland Boulevard Vero Beach, Florida 32963 Telephone 772-231-4343 Fax 772-234-5213 Email: lthompson@verolaw.com SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 400342 ON 10/19,26/2011 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 13 Okeechobee News October 26, 2011 ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en code o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou par& nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tan& ou pale byen, reld 711. Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 398962 ON 10/19,26/2011 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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A A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G H E A L T H C A R E I N S U R A N C E R E A L E S T A T E W A N T E D T O B U Y H E A L T H & R E A D I N G M A T E R I A L F F U R N I T U R E C O N T R A C T O R A T T O R N E Y S A T T O R N E Y S H A I R C U T S Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553 W e e B u y y S c r a p p G o l d S i l v e r r a n d d C o i n s Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O.230 South Barfield Hwy. € Pahokee Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton PHONE: 561-924-5561www.floridacare.net 863-763-67427/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € Okeechobee EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD& LLOYD € Social Security Disability € Veterans Disabilitywww.HoskinsTurco.com212 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL34974€ Auto Accidents € Bankruptcy(863) 357-5800 Advertise here! Great place to get noticed! M A R I N A N N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Local donations helping Local peopleOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org L O C A L D O N A T I O N S FREE PICKUP P I C K A H E A D I N G Advertise your businesss Cheri Stevens 1 0 5 S W 3r d A v e. 863-467-0418 Tues. -Fri 9-5:30 €Sat. 9-3 € Closed Sun & Mon Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-172 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIRST NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST CO. OF THE TREASURE COAST, Plaintiff, V S. DAVID D. SMITH, DONNA L. SMITH, and NANCY LAWRENCE, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 13, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-172, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and DAVID D. SMITH; DONNA L. SMITH; and NANCY LAWRENCE, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 9th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 243, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, SECTION 1, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 59, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 807-7370 within 2 working days of your receipt of this Order; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711 Dated the 17th day of October, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk A ttorney For Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 -Telephone 400811 ON 10/19,26/2011 14 Okeechobee News October 26, 2011 Chamber to host investor luncheonThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will be hosting the quarterly Investor Luncheon on Oct. 27 2011 at the IRSC Williamson Center beginning with a networking session at 11:30 with lunch being served at noon. The keynote speaker is Larry Pelton, executive director, St. Lucie County Economic Development Council. Our business spotlight will be MIDFLORIDA Credit Union. Lunch is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. You may register on-line at: www.okeechobeebusiness.com by selecting this event under the calendar. Check or cash at the door will be accepted. For further information contact Terry Burroughs at 863-467-6246.‘Celebrity’ servers at Golden CorralThe HOSA of Okeechobee will have a Celebrity Sever evening at Golden Corral on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. This a fundraiser for the Kids Cancer Foundation of Okeechobee. Come support this local cancer foundation, dedicated to the little warriors of Okeechobee.GUARDIAN ad LITEM program meetsBe a Voice of the Children. Give our abused, abandoned, and neglected children in Okeechobee a chance at life. Join us to nd out how you can be proactive. Help your own children, grand-children and all those who do not have a positive support system. Members of the GAL Program will be available at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 at Mom's Kitchen, Hwy. 441 S. Okeechobee, to help you make your decision and get started to be part of the solution.Ranch rodeo to bene t Hannah KateA ranch rodeo will be held for Hannah Kate who has leukemia on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m., in the Okeechobee Cattleman's Arena. All proceeds will bene t St. Jude's Hospital where she is being treated. In addition to the ranch rodeo look forward to a 50/50 raf e, live auction, T-shirts for sale and food. A blood mobile will be present. Contact Bobby Joe Fulford at 863-6343429 or Tuyl Oxer at 863-441-1617 for more information.Barbecue to bene t local boyO.C.R.A. will host a bene t to help local player, nine year old, Bryce Johnson who has lymphoma. The bene t will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Sports Complex from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Barbecue pulled pork plates are $10 each with local delivery available. There will also be a silent auction and bounce house and slide for donations. All winners will be noti ed and posted by 6 p.m. Proceeds will bene t the Johnson family to help with expenses. For more information, please call 863-634-0515.B.R.A.T. Club to host Halloween DanceCome and join us for our "Spookiest Teen Dance Party" this year! Tweens and teens ages 12-16 attend the party in costume and enter a contest to win $25 for best costume! The party gets started on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 7-10 p.m. at the Freshman Campus. Admission is only $7 and includes dinner and treats. Halloween games planned. Proceeds from the dance will bene t B.R.A.T. Club events. For more information, call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Eagles hold Sunday chicken dinnerOn Sunday, Oct. 30 the Cypress Hut Eagles will hold a chicken dinner, from 14 p.m. for $6. Proceeds go to FOE community charity fund. Public welcome!Service Club to host Monster MashAmerican Legion Post 64 Riders to host A MONSTER MASH on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4 until 7 p.m. We will have money prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Music provided by Cowboy Jody. Bring a covered dish. Everyone can participate and be in on the fun. All proceeds bene t our Adopt a Veteran and his/her Family Program. Community events Freedom Outreach shing tournament setThe Freedom Outreach Classic, on Sunday, Oct. 30 will be a one-day event with a $120 entry fee, cash only. You must have shed at least three tournaments to be in the Classic. Register early. Tournaments are held at Okee-Tantie Marina Boat Ramp from safe light until 2 p.m. Scott Driver will be used as a backup. Please call 561-719-5989 or 863-634-8127 to register or with questions. Friends of the Library meets Nov. 1The Friends of the Okeechobee Library of cers for the coming year will be voted on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 4:30 p.m. at the library. Nominations from the oor will be accepted at that time. The proposed slate is as follows: Marion Davis, president, Jan Fehrman, vicepresident, Carol Mahnke, treasurer, Hazel Parnis, secretary, Janet McKenna, membership chairman and Marilyn Hadley, hospitality chairman. For more information, call the library at 863-763-3536.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EmoryWalkerCo.,Inc.(863) 763-6742Serving the Lake Area Since 1966 A/C and Heating at its Best! License # CAC014022 CAC042747 CAC057219 208 SW 5th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 15 Okeechobee News October 26, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the WeekCentral Elementary School is pleased to announce the names of Students of the Week for the week of Oct. 20 including: kindergarten students, Harmoni Randolph, Jacob Moats, Omar Gonzalez, Brnady Sumner, Lily Duncan, Cody James, Jenna Ramaglia; rst graders, Leslie Cruz, Karianna Sullivan, Ira Garin, Travis Fludd, Jennifer Santillan, Maria Sotelo, Gisselle Medrano; second graders, Robbie Talley, Aaren Cruz, Princess Espinol, Alissa Wing eld, Ja'bria Brinkley, Jayla Hayes; third graders, Timoteo Mejia, Andrea Ramirez, Nataly Solis, Justice Bostwell, Beyonece Garcia, Josef Steiert; fourth graders, Laura Rodriguez, Jennifer Salas, Nickalus Dailey, Jeremiah Stalans and Kailee Pasley. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSStudents of the WeekYearling Middle School is pleased to announce the names of the Students of the Week for the week of Oct. 20. From left to right sitting are: Lizeth Reyes, Daniel Groso, Jackson Castro, Eric Emperio; left to right standing are: Eric Rivera, Matthew Coleman, Mr. Stuart (Dean of Students); in the center sitting is: Miranda McClanahan. Congratulations students. Pet of the WeekSkylar is a male Yorkie mix who likes to play with stuffed toys. He wants to be the only pet of the house. He's cute and fun. Adoption fee for this character is $175. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. He is one of the dogs available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Homes are also needed to "foster" animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home.

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