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Publication Date: 11-02-2011
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 102 No. 131 13.55 feetLast Year: 13.47 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Freedom Outreach shing tourney ... Page 9 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenHalloween Festival at the Agri-Civic CenterCostumed crowds were on hand for the annual Halloween Festival at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center on Monday. For more photos online, see the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. Property owners dispute tax assessments ... Page 8 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News When water managers recently renewed a lease on some of its Glades County property to a local cattle company it raised a very serious question: Did that renewal violate state statute? And, according to the Florida Attorney General’s Of ce and the 1st and 4th District Courts of Appeals (DCA), the answer may be “yes.” But at the SFWMD governing board’s Oct. 13 meeting, they were told by the district’s chief real estate specialist and general counsel that SFWMD policy allows for lease renewals to be offered without going out for bid. “A lease may be renewed without competitive process,” SFWMD general counsel Carolyn Ansay told the board members on a video of the meeting. But, board member Glenn J. Waldman questioned Chief Real Estate Specialist Ruth Clements about the policy. When Mr. Waldman, an attorney, continued to doubt the policy Ms. Clements repeated that, in accordance with SFWMD policy, the lease does not have to go out for bid. However, Florida State Statute 373.093 states: “Before leasing any land, or interest in land including but not limited to oil and mineral rights, the district shall cause a notice of intention to lease to be published in a newsDid SFWMD vote break state law? Special to the Okeechobee News/ SFWMDThis graphic, given out at the Oct. 13 SFWMD board meeting shows the locations of SFWMD properties in Glades County. See SFWMD — Page 5

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Today: Sunny, with a high near 78. East northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Northeast wind around 5 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south. Friday : Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Friday Night : Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. East wind around 5 mph. Saturday : Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph. 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. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News November 2, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Everglades ElementaryStudents of the WeekStudents achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Oct. 24-28 include: kindergarten students, Shyla English, Susanna Mejia, Jose Sonanez-Jaimes, Karlie Hazlitt; rst graders, Mia Barrett, Austin Bullock, Moises Castro, Alaq Dowd; second graders, Jordan Rickards, Leah Hunter, Mason Tarr, Riley Schlosser, Miranda Whaley, Jesus Santibanes; third graders, Kimberly Waldridge, Travis McKenna, Kaylee Smith, Katelynn Courtney, Levi Weniger; forth graders, Searina Boatright, Esrat Jahan, Janette Garcia, Brenda Sixto, Chelsea Burgos; fth graders, Brooke Brazil, Ricardo Morales, Rayquan Futch, Morgan Tripp, Reece Agnew, Congratulations! to our many outstanding students. Okeechobee County Weather Forecast ‘Rec time’ opens for kids at Sports Complex PavilionThe County Parks & Recreation Department is offering “Rec. Space” for those looking for something fun to do after school once a week. Every Thursday, from 3:30-5 p.m., there will be ping pong tables, “Minute-to-Win-It” games and other activities set up on one side of the Sports Complex Pavilion. Anyone can enjoy drop-in play, learn how to play ping-pong or challenge yourselves to minute games at no cost. Children 10 years or younger should be accompanied by an adult. Rec. Space will begin Thursday, Nov. 3 and run through Dec. 15 (except Thanksgiving week).VFW needs vendors for Christmas BazaarVFW Post 10539, at 3912 Hwy. 441 S.E., will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 863-610-0867 to reserve your table.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co.7 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee(Next to Livestock Market) 3 3 2 N D A N N U A L C H I C K G I V E A W A Y C U S T O M E R A P P R E C I A T I O N D A Y S HUGE SAVINGSplus FREECHICKS to our VALUEDCUSTOMERS!Friday, Nov. 4TH& Saturday, Nov. 5THWERE HERE!WAITING FOR YOU! Benefit barbecue to be held for Charles & Sophia SissyŽGravesNovember 5thFirst Baptist Church ROC 3 7pmOnFebruary 1, 2011, Charles had multiple espohageal varices, which had ruptured. These blood vessels in the esophagus and stomach cause no symptoms until they rupture and are a life-threatening condition. Lets pull together, Okeechobee, as a community and support a benefit barbecue for Charles and Sissy. € Gospel & praise music groups € Door prizes € Silent auction Tickets $10 each Pulled PorkDinner with baked beans, slaw, bread, dessert & tea For tickets or to help with the benefit, please call Phyllis at 467-8636, Micki at 634-4327 or Cathy at 763-4843 Monetary donations are being accepted at Regions Bank. Request your donation be deposited into the savings account of Charles and Sophia Graves 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. 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 November 2, 2011 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News First Baptist Church has exchanged one nonpro t low-cost food distribution program for another. "Angel Food is no longer offering a food program," said Bonnie Lightsey who had been coordinating the Angel Food Ministry at First Baptist Church for several years. However, the church is now working w ith One Harvest Food Ministry. According to that organization's website. "One Harv est Food Ministry is a non denominational faith-based corporation that is committed to helping American families. We offer an affordable family meal that promotes high quality food choices." First Baptist Church is one of over 100 food distribution centers for One Harvest in A labama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The church is taking orders for November One Harvest food deliveries through Nov ember 11. Anyone can sign up, regardless of income level. For November the cost of $25 for a regular box, $20 for a fruit and vegetable box, $27 for quick frozen meals and either $32 or $37 for a holiday box. For more information call Mrs. Lightsey at 863-6347270 or the church of ce at 873-763-2171. "Apparently there was a problem," Mrs. Lightsey said of Angle Food's discontinued food service. A statement on the Angel Food website in September said, "We regret to inform you that Angel Food Ministries will not be offering a food distribution for the month of September." The statement went on to refer to "operational and nancial challenges." Later in September the following statement appeared on the ministry website: "At this time we regret to inform you that we have not found a solution that will allow Angel Food Ministries to continue to distribute food on a monthly basis and have decided to cease operations." That website is no longer working. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the ministry laid off all 90 of its full-time employees and put its headquarters up for sale. On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Okeechobee News could not reach Angel Food of cials by telephone for comment at their Monroe, Ga. corporate headquarters.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Church adopts new food distribution program By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Tony Ard, director of the Facilities Maintenance Department, is celebrating 35 years with his only full-time employer, Okeechobee County. Mr. Ard is an Okeechobee native who graduated from Okeechobee High School and attended Indian River Community College. Before his employment by the county he worked at a summer job for South Florida Water District and also worked a summer job with Charles Harvey planting grass. He began his carer with the county in July of 1976 as a part-time recreation aide and eventually moved into the fulltime position of Recreation Supervisor. He also worked as Park Foreman, and Park Superintendent. Mr. Ard worked with OCRA dealing with such things as equipment purchase, umpires and maintaining the elds. For 15 years he coached boys' and girls' teams. "Sports was a big part of my life," Mr. Ard said. "I was a kid who like sports and I t right in there." Then in October of 1998 he became the rst director of the new Facilities Maintenance Department. This department is responsible for maintenance of all county buildings, grounds, parks, ball elds and cemeteries. He supervises 15 personnel and has been responsible for as many as 60 buildings. One of the accomplishments he is proudest of is maintaining the ball elds. "Okeechobee is known for the quality of its elds," he said. "I was proud of that and that was near and dear to me." Mr. Ard's cemetery crew did a lot of work to update burial plot records and put them on computer. He enjoyed the challenge of being able to upgrade a facility and save money on utilities. As a county employee Mr. Ard has tried not to get caught up in politics. "The commissioners have supported me wholeheartedly," he said. County worker re ects over 35 years of serviceOkeechobee News/ Tony ArdTony Ard receives an award recognizing his 35 years of service.

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Security The city police department has had several cases lately where in the middle of the night witnesses have seen persons in their neighbor’s yards. They pay no attention t hinking the person they see is their neighb or. They nd out the next day the neighbor has had something stolen.  I like motion lights and guinea hens. Between the two, it’s fairly hard to sneak up anywhere.  Talk to your neighbors, load their phone numbers in your cell phones and w hen you see something, call them and ask if the Police are needed. The worst thing that c an happen is you wake them up. OR, you might just stop a crime. I have my neighbors in my phone. I would rather wake them up t han feel bad later.Occupy Park Street? Is there an Occupy Okeechobee?  They’re called Yankees. But it happens every year.  Yes, Okeechobee is occupied by county government supported beings. The rest of us are in Sherwood Forrest.  With the current political environment, why would anyone want to Occupy Okeechobee? Wagons Ho!  Now what in the world is there to prot est in Okeechobee?  If you are not happy or satis ed with: Y our life, the amount of money you have, s omebody else’s life and money, your job, not having a job, the color of your skin, the price of tea in China, your cable TV service, y our elected of cials, anything that you can t hink of. In fact some of the protesters that w ere interviewed said they just liked being t here. It’s contemporary; albeit totally foolish, but that doesn’t seem to stop anyone. So j oin the in crowd!  I really think ummm like something s hould be done about all this humidity dude, c ause its like real sticky here man.Short lms People complain there is “nothing to do” in Okeechobee. On Saturday, Jimmy Gary Jr., a former pro football player who is now an actor, brought a wonderful short lm festival to Okeechobee. It was free—they just passed the hat for donations for a scholarship fund. It was open to the public. It was well publicized on WOKC, the Okeechobee News and the Fort Pierce NPR station. Those who didn’t attend missed a great evening of hilarious entertainment. Almost all of the short lms—which ran from 2 to 16 minutes—were comedies. Many of them were winners from major lm festivals. It was very pleasant outside and a nice breeze kept the mosquitoes away. They hope to make it an annual event. If they do bring the short lms event back to Okeechobee, I hope the community gives them a better turn out.  I would like to thank Jimmy Gary Jr. and Doug LeClaire for bringing the Short Film Concert to Okeechobee. The weather may have scared some people off, but those who attended had a great time. It was something different and fun to do. What an opportunity for Okeechobee. Who would have thought we’d ever see something like the Asbury Shorts lms here?16 ft. python killed in Everglades If the state don’t get serious about eradicating these snakes .. the old Florida joke about “being up to our you-know-what in alligators” is going to change to “being up to our you-know-what in pythons.” I have YET to get over the one they killed two years ago and less than one mile from my home.  It does give thought to how many new pair of cowboy boots will be given out at the SFWMD this Christmas.  These pythons are destroying the ecosystem in the Everglades. The one they killed had just eaten an adult deer.  They should put a bounty on the pythons and turn the hunters loose.Flooding I know Lake Okeechobee needs more water. It seems that Okeechobee County could do something to improve the drainage so that all of the water that oods parts of the county could go into the lake.  I am so pleased to see the lake level coming up. I don’t understand why the TV weather man calls rain “bad” weather. I think it is good weather because we need the water. Considering the fact that we have been under water restrictions for more than year, a rainstorm is a beautiful thing. Healthy Start says thanksThe Healthy Start Coalition of Okeechobee County would like to thank the following sponsor who helped to make our World Breastfeeding week event a success: Five Guys, Arby’s, Quick Change, The Oil Can, Shenanigan’s, Pueblo Viejo, Los Cocos, Flower Petals, Mid-Florida Bank, Blimpie Subs, Taylor Rental, Seacoast National Bank, TD Bank, Tractor Supply, Cato’s, Lucky Lanes, Hungry Howies, U-Save, Countryside Florist, Golden Corral, McDonalds, Gloria’s Sweets and Blooms, Pat’s Flowers, Bealls Outlet. Nature’s Pantry, Family Dollar Store. Sincerely, Kay Begin Executive DirectorThank you RaulersonRecently, Dr. Shakoor had me admitted with a health problem beyond my control. Thanks to him and your hospital, I am much better. While in the hospital, I was treated with excellent care by all the nursing staff, especially the student nurses and all the other personnel trained to help me with my problem. The dietary help is the best ever and the food is good and served by the best personnel. I say, “Thank you.” A friend of mine and I, “Dine with the Doctor” each month on the last Tuesday. It’s something that we look forward to. Not only does a doctor spend his time with us but he is very interesting and professional. Sincerely, Helen DungeeBlood Stories ‘A’ new mother’s accountA young Okeechobee mother we will identify as “A,” recently encountered complications during childbirth that required he r to receive a blood transfusion. She wants to share her story so that others will kno w how important the act of donating blood is to her. “Recently I gave birth to my child. The delivery was normal and my baby was health y and beautiful. The placenta should hav e been delivered also but it did not come ou t because of a complication with a condition known as placenta previa. I began bleeding and lost so much blood that I was fainting and my heart was not functioning normally. I received three units of blood to replace th e blood I lost during the time it took my docto r to remove the placenta. I was very scared; the donors of thos e three units of blood are my heroes becaus e they saved my life. Placenta previa is not uncommon; it could happen to any woman during pregnancy or childbirth. I hope tha t my story will inspire someone to give blood at the Okeechobee Blood Roundup.” You could become someone’s hero b y giving the gift of life – your blood – at th e Sixth Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup to be held at the Freshman Campus on Nov. 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Your unit of blood will help meet the Roundup’s goal of 600 units of donated blood in two days. Susan Williams Wednesday, November 2, 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. 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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! Adopt Tiger– He’s a winner!Tiger is a neutered young adult male hound/cur, brindle. Tiger is a real couch potato dog, wants to relax and take it easy. He's a great watch dog too. He prefers a home without small children. Tiger has completed the SPIN prison training program, does well with other dogs, and he is house trained. His adoption fee is $175. He is 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. Special to the Okeechobee News

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News November 2, 2011 paper published in the county in which said land is situated and such other places as the board may determine once each week for 3 successive weeks (three insertions being suf cient), the rst publication of which shall not be less than 30 nor more than 90 days prior to the date the board executes the lease, which said notice shall set forth the time and place of leasing and a description of the lands to be leased." A check of newspapers in both Okeechobee and Glades counties showed that SFW MD never ran a legal notice indicating that the property was coming up for lease. Ms. Clements told the board it needed to v ote on several lease renewalsincluding the 4,701-acre lease of the Glades County property to the Old River Cattle Company of Okeechobee. She said Oct. 31 was the deadline for application to receive federal funds under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). For the Old River Cattle Company, those funds would total $168,000. EQIP provides nancial help to eligible producers based on a portion of the average cost associated with practice implementation. Owners of land in agricultural production, who are engaged in livestock production on eligible land and that have a natural resource concern on the land, may participate in the program.Property backgroundThe property being leased by SFWMD to Old River spans a little more than 4,701 acres of non-contiguous parcels in eastern Glades County. The acreage, once part of the Pearce family's 13,000-acre cattle ranch, is split into three parcels. One parcel consists of 1,655 acres, the second has 2,459 acres and the third has 587 acres. Before voting on the lease issue, the governing board heard from Patricia Pearce w ife of Glades County rancher Mark Hunter Pearce. Mrs. Pearce, the vice chair for the Glades County School Board, told board members that the property they were leasing had been in the Pearce family since the 1800s and questioned the SFWMD land lease policy. "Who are the bidders?" she asked the board. "Why haven't landowners been given options on the land?" According to family members, Pomcor Inc. bought stocks in companies owned by J .F. Pearce (Indian Prairie Groves, Sixty Nine Ranch and J.F. Ranch, Inc.) but did not buy his cattle. Pomcor then formed the Pomcor458 Acres LLC and leased the 4,701 acres to Ricou Hartman, who owns Hartman Realty in Palm City. Then, SFWMD acquired that acreage from Pomcor. Mr. Hartman made a lease with Pomcor, and the district then assumed that lease in May of 2006. It should be noted that Pomcor is now defunct. On March 21,2007, the district renewed the lease with Mr. Hartman. It renewed the same lease with Mr. Hartman again on Feb. 12, 2008. The lease was again renewed with Mr. Hartman and another partyOld River Cattle Companyon June 12, 2008. According to Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, records Louis E. Larson Jr., of Okeechobee, was and is the principal agent of Old River Cattle Co. Mr. Hartman, along with Jeffrey O. Clemons of Okeechobee, are listed as managers. That local cattle company has held the lease on this property for approximately ve years now. According to Ms. Clements, the Old River Cattle Co. is making yearly lease payments of: $23,909 on the 1,655-acre parcel; $25,485.63 on the 2,466-acre parcel; and, $5,986.29 on the third parcel. In a phone interview Tuesday, Nov. 1, Mr. Hartman said the property is being operated as "a normal ranch" and that there is rotational grazing. When asked how many cattle were on the property, he said he didn't know. It should be mentioned that Mr. Larson was out of town on vacation and unavailable for comment. Mr. Hartman went on to explain that the amount of the lease is gured on an "animal unit basis and not by acres" and how many units (a cow and a calf) the property can support.State statuteIn a phone interview Monday, Oct. 31, SFWMD Executive Director Melissa Meeker said the district has followed its rules in handing out its leases. "It's a careful thing we're walking here," she said. "Our legal counsel was involved in the entire policy. We feel like we followed the rules we had at hand." However, the Attorney General's Of ce has a different opinion on the district's land leasing policy. "State law has to be abided by and it does prevail over any rule or policy. In general, laws need to be followed," said Jennifer Meale, communications director for the AG's of ce. "As far as our applications, we can't speak to the speci cs but, generally, state law trumps policy or rule." And 1st and 4th DCA rulings coincide with the attorney general's. In a 1980 ruling, the 1st DCA ruled that: "It is axiomatic that an administrative rule must be consistent with the statute under which it is promulgated. It may not amend or repeal the statute." The 4th DCA then ruled in 1995 that: "A rule cannot change the statute simply because it would be in the public interest to do so." Then, in yet a third ruling, the 1st DCA offered in 2004 that: "An agency rule cannot contravene statutory provisions. Statutes take precedence over administrative rules." However, both Ms. Clements and Ms. Ansay told governing board members that their policy, in essence, trumps state statutes. Ms. Clements did say in an Oct. 31 phone interview that there has been a lot of public comment on the district's lease policy and that it may be revised. "We are amending the policy to go out for competitive bids on all leased property," she said. She did not say when that revised policy would go before the governing board.DiscrepanciesWhen Ms. Clements was asked about the board's Oct. 13 vote, she said the vote was not in regard to renewing the leases. Instead, she said, the board was voting on the EQIP money. She said the Old River Cattle Company's lease has not yet expired and that the board won't vote on renewing that lease until it expires. She said one of their leases will expire in March 2012 and another in May 2012. "Their lease has not been renewed at this point," she said. "I don't know if it will be put out for bid. That will be a board policy decision." However, according to SFWMD records the board voted 6-2, with one absent, to accept Resolution 2011-1020. According the board's Oct. 13 meeting agenda, that is a governing board resolution: "... approving the extensions of lease for Williamson Cattle Co, Matthews, Lanier, Boree, Driggers Ranch, Ru-Mar, Inc., and Old River Cattle Company... ." When asked about the board's vote, Mr. Hartman concurred that his company's leases were renewed or extended. The board voted to extend Old River's lease to 10 years on two of the parcels, and renewed its lease for another ve years on the third parcel. By renewing the leases, Old River Cattle Co. will now qualify to receive EQIP funds. Also, when watching the video the board could be heard voting to extend and renew Old River's lease. Voting against the measure were Mr. Waldman and James J. Moran. Both Mr. Larson and Mr. Hartman addressed the board and explained to them why they should retain the leases. And even though Mark and Patty Pearce attended the meeting, they did not get a chance to bid on the property. In an interview Mark Pearce said he and his father D.L. Pearce would like to bid on the property if they had the opportunity. He said they would like to put cattle on the property. Mark Pearce's lawyer, Chester Brewer, said the Pearces weren't even told that the lease was going to go before the governing board. "On the morning of the 13th, Mark got a phone call at 7:30 that he had better be at the meeting," said Mr. Brewer. Another Glades County rancher, John Austin Collier, is in the process of ling a lawsuit against the district because of ooding issues. "We have led a claim letter in regard to the ooding issue, and SFWMD allowing culverts to free ow without protecting the property below," said John Bryan, Mr. Collier's attorney. Those culverts are on the L-59 canal that runs across the property leased by Old River. When asked about the lease renewals, Mr. Bryan said water managers "de nitely" violated state statutes. "The purpose of these types of statutes is to make sure taxpayers get the most out of their land," he said. "The second issue is to keep people from getting sweetheart deals that no one knows about." SFWMDContinued From Page 1 OHS band to host fundraiser breakfastOkeechobee High School Band will hold a fundraiser breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The breakfast will be held at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation for a full breakfast is just $6 with proceeds to bene t Band trip to Washington, D.C. on Ma y 28, 2012. For ticket information, please call 863-467-0038.Eagles host Sunday breakfastEagles North is having Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., Nov. 6. Donation is $5. Proceeds go to Auxiliary bene t fund, and to purchase items for next breakfast. Open to public.Shrine Club plans dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will offer a delicious spaghette dinner Tuesday, Nov. 8 The Shrine now offers SMOKE FREE dining. Dinners begin at 4 p.m. Music is provided from 5 to 8 p.m., for your listening and dancing pleasure. Proceeds go to Shrine bene ts. For more information, contact the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Joey Hoover on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m.noon, and will be held in Commissioner Hoover's of ce located at the Okeechobee Count y Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 244. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment.OCEA to host meetingOkeechobee County Education Association (OCEA) will have its second general membership meeting of the 2011-12 school year on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 4:30 p.m., in the media center of Central Elementary, 610 S.W. 5th Ave. All OCEA members of the instructional and classi ed bargaining unit are encouraged to attend. Potential members may join at the meeting. Come hear the latest on the Teacher Evaluation System, contract negotiations and current legislative issues affecting public education employees. Door prizes and refreshments will be available. GAL Volunteer TrainingAre you ready to make a difference in the life of a child? The Guardian ad Litem Program needs you! We will be hosting our Volunteer Certi cation Training in Okeechobee in November. Trainings will be held Seacoast National Bank Operations Center located at 1835 Hwy 441 SE, Okeechobee 34974 on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.4 p.m. or Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m.4 p.m. For more information on Guardian ad Litem please contact Keri Hughes, 772.785.5804. Community Events

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Girl Scouts celebrate 100 yearsGirl Scouts of Okeechobee County will display Girl Scout history at the Okeechobee County Library from Wednesday, Nov. 2 to Nov. 30 There will be special activities for area Girl Scouts each Saturday afternoon in November from 1 – 4 p.m. Register with the Girl Scouts of SE Florida at www.gssef.org. For information contact Claudet at 863-467-6110.Healthy Start Coalition meetsThe Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on W ednesday, Nov. 2 at 11:30 a.m., in their of ce, located at 575 S.W. 28th Street within the New Endeavor High School Building. This meeting is open to the public. For information, contact Executive Director, Kay Begin, at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877. Hospice to host Yard Sales Hospice of Okeechobee’s yard sales in November will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 3 and Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. until noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of S.E. 4th Street and S.E. 3rd Ave. For information call 863-467-2321 or see our web page: www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click on Events tab.Eagles to host Spaghetti dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner, on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. $6 plate. Public is welcome.Shared Services Executive Roundtable to meetThe Executive Roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County w ill conduct its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board ofce. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is inv ited to attend. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000, Ext. 257.IRSC to host Music ManMusic Man, Jr.” Nov. 4 7 p.m. and Nov. 5, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. McAlpin Fine Arts Center, IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. The Performing Arts Academy presents the “Music Man, Jr.” Tickets are $8. Call the IRSC Box Of ce at 1-800-220-9915.Moose Lodge to host Horseshoe tourneyThe Moose Lodge #1753 will host a Horsehoe Tournament on Nov. 4 5 and 6. Food and music all three days. Music for Saturday is from 5-9 p.m. All proceeds will bene t Mooseheart children’s charities and Moosehaven senior charities. For more information, please call 863-763-4954.Shared Services Executive Roundtable to meetThe Executive Roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County will conduct its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board ofce. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000, Ext. 257.Presbyterian church to offer old fashioned bazaarAn old fashioned bazaar will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church at 312 N. Parrott Ave. Doors open at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale features crafts, holiday decorations & gifts, and baked goodies and much more. For information call, Eleanor at 863-763-6928.Eastern Star to host bene t yard saleOkeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will hold an indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee. Doors will open at 8 a.m. We will have breakfast items and hot coffee for sale when the doors open. There will also be lunch items available – hot dogs and chips, soup and soft drinks. Come and check out the many items we have for sale – you just might nd the perfect treasure you have been searching for. OHS band to host fundraiser breakfastOkeechobee High School Band will hold a fundraiser breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The breakfast will be held at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation for a full breakfast is just $6 with proceeds to bene t Band trip to Washington, D.C. on May 28, 2012. For ticket information, please call 863-467-0038. Community Events 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.Roger C. Brewer, 64OKEECHOBEE — Roger C. Brewer, age 64, died at the VA Medical Facility in West Palm Beach on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. He had been a resident of Okeechobee for 35 years relocating from Ohio. He proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam Con ict and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and three Bronze Stars. Spending time with family and friends was most important to Roger. He also loved to spend time outside in the woods of Indian Hammock hunting and shing. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Brewer; a son, Danny (Melissa) Brewer of Okeechobee; daughters, Carla (Ronald) Sapp, Sandra (Preston) Bass, both of Okeechobee; seven grandchildren; a brother, Terry Brewer of Ohio; sisters, Freida Bays and Viola (Eugene) Long, both Of Ohio; and a host of extended friends and family. A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. The family suggests if friends desire to make donations to a Veteran’s Organization of their choice. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.Zolton John Lorenczi, 76OKEECHOBEE — Zolton John Lorenczi, age 76, of Okeechobee, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at his residence. He was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Painesville, Ohio, to Joe and Bertha Lengyel Lorenczi. Mr. Lorenczi was a retired warehouse manager and moved to Okeechobee in 2003 from Painesville, Ohio. His favorite pass time was meeting people, telling stories and socializing. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jodi Renee Lorenczi. He is survived by his son, Jeffery Allan Lorenczi of Ohio; brothers, Joe Lorenczi of Virginia, James Lorenczi (Joyce) of Ohio, Richard Lorenczi (Patricia) of Okeechobee; sister, Betty Roll (Harvey) of Okeechobee; grandchildren, Kilah, Cory, Chelsea and great-grandchild, Jennsyn all of Ohio. In addition he is survived by a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ohio. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Online condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. If youre looking to save money -and who isnt these days? -subscribing to the OkeechobeeNews is a real no brainer! And if you enroll today in our EZPay subscription plan, youll not only save REAL money, but youll s-t-r-e-t-c-h every cent. Plus well give you a complimentary e-Subscription so you can read YOUR newspaper anywhere via the Internet.Thats a value of $72 -Yours for FREE if you act NOW!(*Value based on annual subscriptions) For ONLY $6.00 a monthSUBSCRIBE TODAY!EZPay is simplicity personified. It is the most convenient way to pay for your subscription. Once its set up, its automatic every month. And with no bills, no checks and no mail, EZPay is kind to the environment. Act now!Limited time offer! 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Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. 7 Okeechobee News November 2, 2011 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).  Wendell Bradley, 34, S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 28 by Deputy Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a park and sale/delivery of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park. His bond was set at $50,000.  Amanda Valdez, 31, Mil Run Court, Greenacres, was arrested Oct. 28 by Deputy Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging her with violation of probation possession of cocaine. She is being held without bond.  Vernon Edward Dortch, 53, W. 28th St., Riviera Beach, was arrested Oct. 28 by Ofcer Victoria Williams on a charge of felony petit theft. His bond was set at $5,000.  Charles Hardison, 38, S.E. 24th Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 28 by Deputy Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the felonies of burglary and grand theft, and the misdemeanor of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $10,500.  Jarrod Wayne Hair, 21, S.R. 710, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 28 by Deputy Bart Potter on warrants charging him with violation of probation providing false information to a secondary metals recycler (two counts), violation of probation burglary of a structure, violation of probation grand theft (two counts) and violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker. He is being held without bond.  Justin Pete McClenithan, 25, N.W. 82nd Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 29 by Deputy Joseph Hall on a Glades County warrant charging him with violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond on that warrant. He was arrested on a second warrant charging him with violation of probation driving while license suspended. His bond on that charge was set at $2,500.  Kelley N. Sherman, 23, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 29 by Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of shooting or throwing a deadly missile, and the felony of criminal mischief. Her bond was set at $5,500.  Bernard Jason Kloss, 32, S.E. 27th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 29 by Deputy Patricia Massung on a Palm Beach County warrant charging him with violation of probation felony battery and violation of probation battery. He is being held without bond.  Donald James Naylor, 62, S.E. Park St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 29 by Deputy John Ashby on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Raul Navarro-Tejeda, 48, N.E. 79th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 29 by Trooper T.B. White on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Robert Aponte, 29, N.W. 80th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 31 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with violation of probation possession of oxycodone. He is being held without bond.  Beto Mirey Corrales, 16, N.W. 34th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 31 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him as an adult with the sale of methylphenidate within 1,000 feet of a school. His bond was set at $5,000.  Pedro Rivas-Sanchez, 24, N.W. 46th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 31 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with introduction of contraband in a county detention facility. His bond was set at $5,000.  Francisco Andres, 30, was arrested Oct. 31 by Deputy Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $1,000. 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 Courthouse AwardAt their meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13, the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners received the Florida Main Street Merit Award for Outstanding Florida Rehabilitation Project for the renovation of the courthouse. Presenting the award were, (left)Cindy Birdashaw, executive director of Okeechobee Main Street, and (right) Kathleen Shatto, president of Okeechobee Main Street. Commission Chair Margaret Garrard Helton, center, received the award on behalf of the commission. While she admitted she was prejudiced, Commissioner Helton said this was the most beautiful courthouse she had ever seen. Okeechobee News/ Pete Gawda

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The Okeechobee County Value Adjustment Board met Tuesday, Nov. 1, to hear the petitions of citizens who feel their 2011 assessment is unfair. While only two petitions w ere heard, there are 22 petitions on the agenda when the board reconvenes on Jan. 3, 2012. However, some of those petitions may be settled before that date. The rst petitioner, Saba Curren, represented Okeechobee Golf & Country Club w hich had lost its 50 percent tax exemption. She said that in previous years the country club had received a 50 percent tax exemption that had originally been granted by the county commissioners. Ms. Curren noted that other nonpro t organizations such as the Elks Club are tax exempt. “I would love to be able to give the country club the exemption.” Mr. Sherman said. He said that last year when the Philippine A merican Culture Club wanted an exemption he was not able to grant the exemption. He said this action caused his of ce to look at other exemptions. Mr. Sherman wasn’t sure when it started but he said the country club had been receiving a 50 percent exemption for some y ears. He said the original exemption was granted by the county commission because the country club allowed the high school golf team to practice and play for free. Mr. Sherman said that recently when his of ce looked at this exemption, his attorney, Loren Levy, said that the exemption was not legal. Board Member Bill Dover asked why the county commission gives exemptions instead of the property appraiser. “The board voted to do it,” Mr. Sherman asserted. “The attorney gave them the authority. Evidently they could do that back then.” “Fraternal and benevolent organizations have been found to be exempt,” Mr. Levy said. He said there were speci c regulations governing such organizations as the Elks Club which are classi ed as 501 c(3) organizations. The country club is classi ed as 501 c(7) which comes under different nonpro t regulations. Mr. Levy said that if a 503 c(7) organization is used exclusively for charitable purposes there could be a 100 percent tax exemption. If the predominate use is charitable, he said there could be a partial exemption granted by the property appraiser based on the percentage of use for charitable purposes. Mr. Sherman stated that if the board believed the predominant use of the country club was for charitable purposes and the board wanted to grant this petition it would be all right with him. However, the board was not comfortable acting without documentation. The petition was tabled until Jan. 3 to allow Ms. Curren time to collect documentation as to the charitable use of the Country Club. In the second petition, Darren L. Mitchell represented the owners of Laurel Oaks Senior Apartments. Mr. Mitchell stated that the owner had obtained an assessment of the property value that was less than the assessment of the property appraiser. He went into great lengths to describe the assessment method used to derive the lower assessment. Mickey Bandi, of the property appraiser’s of ce, in turn, gave a lengthy presentation defending the property appraiser’s assessment. In the end the board voted to deny the petition for the lower assessment.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. V alue adjustment board hears tax disputes Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMAR PointsTeachers at Seminole Elementary School allowed themselves to be dressed by students who earned Accelerator Reader points for reading consistently this nine-week period. Good job, students.

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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 w ho are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information please call 863-254-8304.LIFE Community Church (formerly Grace Brethren Church) 701 S. Parrott Ave., w ill have a free family movie night, Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m. The movie, “What If” w ith Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson and John Ratzenberger is in the tradition of “It’s a W onderful Life.” It tells the story of a man w hose glimpse into what his life would be like had he chosen a different path reminds him of what he truly wants from life. The public is invited. 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.On Saturday, Nov. 5 the Church of Our Saviour 200 N.W. Third Street, will host a rummage sale. Under the direction of Bill Kaufman, this year’s sale promises to be very exciting. On sale will be designer clothes, shoes, leather slacks, leather jackets and vests. The sale will include all sorts of decorative accessories, some fabulous furniture, coffee makers, books, DVDs, CDs, beautiful antiques, quilts, name brand sheets, towels and blankets. one section, named “Heavenly Delights” will offer cakes, pies and cookies prepared by the ladies of the church. Around lunch time, there will be hot dogs and hamburgers for sale. John James, one of the founders and former lead singer of the Newsboys, will bring the message Sunday, Nov. 6, at Fountain of Life Church at 11 a.m. If you have any questions, please call Pastor Dave Robertson at 863-801-1297.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 Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy. 441 N., will sponsor a revival on Nov. 16 to 18 Evangelist Danny Young, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church of 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 by 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. Okeechobee churches plan special fall events Places ofWorship Hospice plans 2012 ‘Festival of Trees’Hospice of Okeechobee’s annual Festival of Trees will be held Nov. 28 through Dec. 4. Delivery/set up of trees will be from Nov. 14 to Nov. 22. Hospice of Okeechobee is currently seeking donations of fully-decorated Christmas trees and other Christmas items to display and sell through a silent auction process. This special event is to raise mone y for the bene t of patient care in the Hamrick Home—a residence and in-patient facility providing 24 hour care. If you would like to donate a tree or would like more information, please contact Frank Irby 863-4672321.Holiday Bazaar at Lutheran ChurchA holiday bazaar will be held at Peace Lutheran Church at 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, on Saturday, Nov. 19 For table rental call Pat at 772-332-3149. Upcoming Events

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Garage/ YardSales BHR Thusday, Friday & Saturday, November 3rd, 4th & 5th, 8am to 2pm. 1010 Oak St. (off Hunter Rd. & Oak St.) TWO FAMILY YARD SALE CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER!!! AND ASSORTED ITEMS. Huge Yard Sale Fri&Sat Nov. 4th&5th 9:00 to 2:00 No Early Birds Please. 1946 SW 8th St. Clean name brand clothing and accessories,linens,books,videos,toys, microwave,household items,lots of misc. OKEECHOBEE 1311 N Parrott Ave, Nov. 5&6, 8am-3pm. a variety of great stuff for sale. pool table $200, plus much more Garage/ YardSales OKEE HUGE YARD SALE! Fri & Sat Nov. 4th & 5th, 8am-2pm, 13000 SE 441, 1 mi past 15B going south. Come on down! Something for everyone!! Rain Date: Nov. 11th & 12th! Yard Sale 1399 Jordan Loop BHR Thurs. 3rd & Fri. 4th 8am till 1pm Misc household items and tools. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time BOOKKEEPER PT or FT full charge bookkeeper Reply to: P.O. Box 578, Okeechobee, FL 34973 Tractor Operator Laser leveling experience required. Palm City Call 772-260-1577 Employment PartTime Housekeeper Needed 4 or 5 hours a week for light housekeeping, $7.50 per hour. Call 863-763-6358 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Excavation CLEARING & HAULING Dump Trucks, Loader Back Hoe, & Bobcat Services by Jason Summerford (863)634-7771 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Furniture Light Oak Wood-Grain Futon with 8” inner spring full futon mattress. Easy Sofa to Sleeper. Rarely Used $200 o.b.o. Call 863-202-5868 or 863-634-2855 Pets/SuppliesWeimaraner Puppies Beautiful, 9 weeks, 3 Males & 3 Females, 1st shots & Health Certs. $400 (772) 349-8676. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsBEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784 Apartments 1 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 2 BD/1BA Duplex in town. No Pets! First, Last and Security. $550.00/mo. Call 863-634-2820 800 sq. ft. Ef ciency Apartment w/attached garage, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer in beautiful residential neighborhood. No pets. References needed. $600 deposit. $750/mo. Includes all utilities and basic cable. Call 863-697-2065 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 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 DON’T MISS OUT AFFORDABLE APART. IN TOWN 2BR/1.5 Bath 1 Block north of Walmart Carpet/Tile All Appliances,W/D on each oor, Clean/Newly Painted Call 863-763-8878 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 Apartments FURN EFFICENCY TCI, On Lake with dock, util/cable included. No pets, $600/mo. 1st & last month. (863)697-3351 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. OKEECHOBEE2 Cottages, 1 on Rim Canal. Starting $150 week. (772)359-1640. Commercial PropertyFOR SALE OR LEASE 1574 Sq. Ft. of ce bldg. @ 210 NE 3rd Ave. Call 863-763-0295 Houses-Rent 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 IN CITY: 2 BR, 1 BA @ 920 NW 4th St. Big yard. Mature oak trees. $700 mo. Call (561)261-0077 Large 2Bedroom Open Floor Plan Waterfront w/dock. Nice area in T.I. $650/mo.,$500 deposit Call (863)467-1308. OKEECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA Duplex, DW, W/D connector, C/A & heat, $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863) 763-4414 Houses-RentOKEE 3/2, $598 mo. or 2/1, $459 mo. Beautiful ranch setting located 12 miles N.E. of town. Water, Lawn, pest, and trash incl. Pasture avail. Recently remodeled. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800. No Pets. OfficeSpace RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565Professional of ce space for rent. Park Street Of ce Suites Down Town Okeechobee Starting@ $250.00 per month 863-634-7622 Rental NeededWANTED TO RENT Re ned Senior couple wishes to rent a clean furnished 2br, 2ba trailer or house No pets, Refs available (908)453-3819 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses-SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. 2bdrm/1bath house $2,500.00 down $731.83 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Land-Sale OKEECHOBEE 5 Acres $2,000 down. Park your own trailer or house, owner nancing $49,000. 863-763-6358 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome PartsCARPORT 12x40 & SCREENED IN PORCH 14x25. Very good cond. $600. each O.B.O (315)486-0935 MobileHome Rent 1 Bedroom Trailer $350 monthly or $100 per week. $550 to move in Call 863-634-8954. 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Mobile Home, Fenced Yard, Security Required, No Pets Call 863-634-7231 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 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 LAKEPORT: 3 BR, 2 BA, Bonus Room, Washer & Dryer. Screen Porch. $600 mo. + Security deposit. (573)686-6145 or (573)718-8074 OKEECHOBEE3br, 2ba dbl wide, all utils except elec paid, No pets, $800/mo + $500 sec (863)697-0214 TREASURE ISLAND 4 /2, tile, fenced yard, lrg. Shed. Move in $850. 1/1, unfurnished Condo with utilities. Move in $750. Call: 863-634-0663. MobileHomeSale BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 For Sale 2bd/2ba Double Wide Trailer $15,000. Lot rent $250. Pick-up & Boat $5,000 all in good condition. Call 863-532-9197 or 863-532-9293 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 Factory Direct Sale 15K 25K Off Models 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 11 Okeechobee News November 2, 2011

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Utility Trailers2005 HAULMARK 6X12 ENCLOSED TRAILER W/CARGO DOORS $1,400.00/neg. (863)610-0280 or (863)357-2626 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Okeechobee County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the unincorporated area of the County, for the cost of providing any or all of the following services: drainage, road improvements, including, but not limited to roadside ditches., swales, and sidewalks, street lighting, street resurfacing, canal cleaning and canal maintenance, enhanced or substitute solid waste collection and disposal, stormwater treatment and mosquito control, commencing for the scal year beginning on October 01, 2012. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room (the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom), at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the Of ce of the County Clerk of Okeechobee County, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to proceeding or call 1-772-807-4370:IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770. Dated this 27th day of October, 2011. MARGARET GARRARD HELTON, CHAIR BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 401697 ON 11/2,9,16,23/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning Board on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 11-001-SSA, submitted by Lisa Sherman, on behalf of the property owner, Good Care Home, Inc., for the purpose of changing the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to MultiFamily (MF), for property located at 204 Southeast 7th Street. Legal: Parcel One: Lots 1 to 5, Inclusive, and that part of Lot 6 lying East of Southeast 2nd Avenue and the North one-half of the alley adjacent to said Lots 1 to 5 and that part of Lot 6 and the West one-half of that part of Cherokee Street lying adjacent to Lot 1 (closed by action of City Council, City of Okeechobee, Florida, in Ordinance No. 332 and by Okeechobee County Commission by Resolution recorded in O.R. Book 128, Page 358, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida) all in Block M, in the Subdivision of Central Park, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 39, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Parcel Two: Lot 7 lying East of Southeast 2nd Avenue and all of Lot 8, and the South one-half of the alley adjacent to said portion of Lot 7 and all of Lot 8 and the West one-half of that part of Cherokee Street lying adjacent to Lot 8 (closed by action of City Council, City of Okeechobee, Florida, in Ordinance No. 332 and by Okeechobee County Commission by Resolution recorded in O.R. Book 128, Page 358, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida) all in Block M, in the subdivision of Central Park, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 39, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire application may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Planning Board’s role will be to make a recommendation for approval or denial, to the City Council, nal adoption is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2011. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Application No. 11-001-SSA 401464 ON 11/2,9/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning Board on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Rezoning Petition No. 11-003-R, submitted by Lisa Sherman, on behalf of the property owner, Good Care Home, Inc., for the purpose of changing the Zoning District, on approximately 0.843 acres, from Residential Single Family-One (RSF-1) to Residential Multiple Family (RMF) for property located at 204 Southeast 7th Street. Legal: Parcel One: Lots 1 to 5, Inclusive, and that part of Lot 6 lying East of Southeast 2nd Avenue and the North one-half of the alley adjacent to said Lots 1 to 5 and that part of Lot 6 and the West one-half of that part of Cherokee Street lying adjacent to Lot 1 (closed by action of City Council, City of Okeechobee, Florida, in Ordinance No. 332 and by Okeechobee County Commission by Resolution recorded in O.R. Book 128, Page 358, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida) all in Block M, in the Subdivision of Central Park, according to the Plat ther eof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 39, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Parcel Two: Lot 7 lying East of Southeast 2nd Avenue and all of Lot 8, and the South one-half of the alley adjacent to said portion of Lot 7 and all of Lot 8 and the West one-half of that part of Cherokee Street lying adjacent to Lot 8 (closed by action of City Council, City of Okeechobee, Florida, in Ordinance No. 332 and by Okeechobee County Commission by Resolution recorded in O.R. Book 128, Page 358, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida) all in Block M, in the subdivision of Central Park, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 39, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire application may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Planning Board’s role will be to make a recommendation for approval or denial, to the City Council, nal adoption is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2012. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Application No. 11-001-R 401466 ON 11/2,9/2011 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 NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 47-2011-CA-000099-CA-XXXX BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, VS. WAYNE OUELLETTE A/K/A WAYNE D. OUELLETTE; PAMELA OUELLETTE A/K/A PAMELA J. OUELLETTE and SUNCREEK RANCH HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non pro t corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered October 20, 2011, in Case Number 47-2001-CA-000099-CA-XXX in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, the Clerk shall offer for sale the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: PARCEL 38, SUNCREEK RANCH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Together with (i) all buildings, improvements, hereditaments, and appurtenances thereunto appertaining, as far as they may now or hereafter during the term of this indenture belong to or be used in connection with the occupancy of any building existing or to be constructed on such property; (ii) all xtures, equipment and accessories and attachments thereto now or hereafter attached or used in connection with the operation of such property, and all replacements, additions, and betterments to or of any of the foregoing; (iii) all rights in now existing and hereafter arising easements, rights of way, rights of access, water rights and courses, sewer rights and other rights appertaining thereto; (iv) all as-extracted collateral including without limitation all gas, oil and mineral rights of every nature and kind, all timber to be cut and all other rights appertaining thereto; and (v) all leases, rents and pro ts therefrom. The real property, buildings, improvements, xtures, equipment, accessions thereto, appurtenances and all replacements and additions thereof and thereto, all leases and rents therefrom, and all collateral described above are hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Property”. at Public Sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 AM on November 30, 2011. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: October 25, 2011 SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Okeechobee County, Florida 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 NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. SI USTED ES UNA PERSONA DISCAPACITADA QUE NECESITA ALGUNA ADAPTACION PARA PODER PARTICIPAR DE ESTE PROCEDIMIENTO 0 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 CORTE 0 INMEDIATAMENTE DESPUES DE HABER RECIBIDO ESTA NOTIFICACION SI ES QUE FALTA MENOS DE 7 DIAS PARA SU COMPARECENCIA. SI TIENE UNA DISCAPACIDAD AUDITIVA DE HABLA, LLAME AL 711. 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, CO-ORDINATOR 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 PARET NAN TRIBUNAL, OU IMEDIATMAN KE OU RESEVWA AVIS SA-A OU SI LE KE OU GEN POU-OU ALE NAN TRIBUNAL-LA MVVENS KE 7 JOU; SI OU PA KA TANDE OU PALE BYEN, RELE 711. 401576 ON 11/2,9/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472011CA000226 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, V S. LARRY C. KING, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-144 GLADYS ARTHUR LOWE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Gladys Arthur Lowe, deceased, whose date of death was December 10, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000005 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. R.A. ALMASY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE BRINDABAN TRUST; MARTIN TINAJERO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARTIN TINAJERO; UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-152 IN RE: ESTATE OF EVE C. MACHERAS, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) T O ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of EVE C. MACHERAS, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-152, by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was October 9, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $12,286.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Peter G. Macheras 12301 Sentury Meadow Dr. Richmond, VA 23233 James G. Macheras 3920 Labrador Court, Apt. 8 Richmond, VA 23233 Perry G. Macheras 3548 Niles Carver Road Mineral Ridge, OH 44440 Alex G. Macheras 518 S. Main Street Lexington, VA 24450 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOT IFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF T HE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER A PPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is November 2, 2011. Person Giving Notice: PETER G. MACHERAS 12301 Sentury Meadow Drive Richmond, VA 23233 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No.: 270441 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 763-8600 401870 ON 11/2,9/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472011CA000132 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ARNO J. HEINCKE, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 21, 2011, entered in Case No. 2011-CA-132 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff and Arno J. Heincke, Debra Heincke a/k/a Debra L. Heincke and Bank of America, N.A. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 am on the 30th day of November, 2011, the following described property in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 4 Block 5, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES SECTION 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 15, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Together with a 1978 Bend Doublewide Mobile Home Identi cation No. EC0735A and Title No. 15384355 and Identi cation No. EC0735B and Title No. 15384356 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 25 day of October, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 401566 ON 11/2,9/2011 12 Okeechobee News November 2, 2011 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 21, 2011, entered in Case No. 2011-CA-226 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank, successor by merger to Big Lake National Bank is Plaintiff and Larry C. King and The Unknown Spouse of Larry C. King are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 am on the 30th day of November, 2011, the following described property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 19, BLOCK J, CENTRAL PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. INCLUDING A 1978 LIBERTY SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN # 02L11277. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 25 day of October, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 401564 ON 11/2,9/2011 OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is November 2nd, 2011. Personal Representative: Glenda Stripling 20760 NW 176th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Attorney for Personal Representative: Donald R. Bicknell, Esq. Attorney for Glenda Stripling Florida Bar Number: 0253588 Gary, Dytrych & Ryan, P.A. 701 U.S. Highway One, Suite 402 North Palm Beach, Florida 33408 Telephone: (561) 844-3700 Fax: (561) 844-2388 E-Mail: drb@gdr-law.com 401684 ON 11/2,9/2011 Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 21st day of October, 2011, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000005, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and R.A. ALMASY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE BRINDABAN TRUST; MARTIN TINAJERO; UNKNOWN TENANT NKA CRYSTAL CASSELTON AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JUY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR., OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 30th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, BRINDABAN FOREST, UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 2 AND 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1987 ZIMM DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME IDENTIFIED BY VIN NUMBERS: ZZF1525BAC AND ZZF1525AAC ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 25 day of October, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 401563 ON 11/2,9/2011 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000411 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, CRISPIN RIVERA et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 25, 2011 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000411 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and CRISPIN RIVERA; BENITA R. MARTI; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 30th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6, AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 5, AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 16TH STREET, BLOCK 53, CONNERS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEROF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 1801 NW 7TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on October 27, 2011. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09067405 NMNC-FHA---Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court app earance or immediatel y u p on 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. 401676 ON 11/2,9/2011 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

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000234 INDYMAC VENTURE, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. SOUTHERN STAR PARTNERS, LTD, A FLORIDA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, et al. Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 24, 2009, and entered in Case No. 2008-CA-000234, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. INDYMAC VENT URE, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (hereafter “ Plaintiff”), is Plaintiff and SOUTHERN STAR PARTNERS, LTD, FLORIDA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP; ANY A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, A ND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO A RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST A S SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; DAVID NUNEZ; ANITA NUNEZ; WILLIAM ADAMS A/K/A WILLIAM A. ADA MS; TERRENCE BRISSON A/K/A T ERRY J. BRISSON; FLORIDA TREND HOMES, INC.; SEMINOLE DESIGNBUILD, INC.; AMERICAN DRILLING SERVICES, INC.; CHARLIE’S LAWN & LANDSCAPE OF THE LAKE AREA INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT#1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERT Y; UNKNOWN TENANT#2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center; 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 a.m., on the 30th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, AIRI ACRES, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 53, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 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, A DA 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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 27 day of October, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk V an Ness Law Firm, P.A. 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFT ER THE SALE. 401603 ON 11/2,9/2011 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ T owing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott A venue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 18th day of Nov. 2011 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 1990 White Cadillac DeVille 1G6CD5333L4353465 T erms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 401906 ON 11/2/2011 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice 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 NOW ACCEPTING BIDS FOR LAWN MOWING/ MAINTENANCE CONTRACT For gated community (Seminole Cove) Must have own insurance and be licensed. Please direct all inquires to Jack Crayton At (863) 357-4982 400210 ON 11/2,11/6/11 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472010CA000432XXXX OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, Plaintiff, VS. AMBER L. GRIESEMER, “JOHN DOE”, her husband, if married, real name unknown, and “UNKNOWN TENANT #1” and “UNKNOWN TENANT #2” as occupants, real names unknown, NATIONAL CITY BANK, n/k/a PNC BANK, N.A., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Case No. 472010CA000432XXXX on October 27, 2011 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in favor of Plaintiff, OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, and against Defendant, AMBER L. GRIESEMER (OWNER). The clerk will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Unit E, of Dwelling Structure 30, OAK TREE PLACE, together with the land immediately underlying the unit, as described and depicted in Declaration of Party Facilities and Protective Covenants for OAK TREE PLACE, as recorded in Of cial Record Book 260, Page 999, and amendment thereto as recorded in Of cial Records Book 261, Page 1405, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at a public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 after having rst given notice as required by Section 45.031, Florida Statutes, at 11 o’clock a.m., on the 30th day of November, 2011. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED in Okeechobee, Florida, this 28th day of October 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COURT Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Brennan Grogan, Esquire, Jay Steven Levine Law Group, 3300 PGA Boulevard, Suite 570, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. 401908 ON 11/2,9/2011 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 13 Okeechobee News November 2, 2011the 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Noticetogether 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Methodist women sponsor bazaarThe First United Methodist Women o f Okeechobee invite you to attend the Annual Bazaar & Country Store on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at 200 N.W. 2nd St. Crafts, quilted items, knives, baked goods, etc. Plan on staying for lunch. Soup, sandwiches and desserts will be available. Proceeds will go to mission projects. Come and bring a friend.ODEC announces annual dinner eventThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Council is announcing their annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Okeechobee KOA. The event begins at 6:15 p.m., and tickets are $25 for a prime rib dinner. Open to anyone. Limited number of tickets available at the door. Please call or email: okeechobeedemocrats@hotmail. com to reserve your tickets. For more information about the event or the purchase o f advertisements in the program, please contact either Magi Cable at 863-763-8667 or Adean Miller at 863-467-1021.Arnold’s Wildlife Center to host Fall Open HouseThere will be lots of animals to see at Arnold’s Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center at the upcoming Fall Open House event planned for Nov. 5 The animals are excited and await visitors from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center’s butter y garden will be in full bloom with many species to view. Admission for adults is $10, $5 for kids 12 and under and there will also be barbecue chicken dinners available for sale for just $7 each. All proceeds will bene t animals at the center. Arnold’s Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center is located just north of Okeechobee, west on 144th Street (just past the Country Store and Marathon Station) then just follow the signs.Eagles to host bene t for re victimsThe Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 will be hosting a, “Jam Session Bene t” on Saturday, Nov. 5 All proceeds go to the Harper Family, who recently lost their home to a re. Music By: Kowboy Karaoke at 5 p.m. Silent auction, 50/50’s more. The public is welcome.Eagles to host Steak NightEagles North is having Friday steak night Nov. 5 at 5:30 until 9 p.m. Music by Michaels’ Memories. Open to public. Come enjoy the music, and steak dinner. Music starts at 7 p.m. Call 763-2552 for more info.Eagles to host Bingo nightEagles North, 9985 Hwy. 441 north, Okeechobee is having card bingo on Saturday, Nov. 5 beginning at 4 p.m. The public is welcome. Call 863-763-2552 for more information. All proceeds go to FOE 4137 community bene t fund. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Specializing in: A d u l t & P e d i a t r i c U r o l o g y B l a d d e r & K i d n e y I n f e c t i o n s I m p o t e n c e / I m p l a n t s N o S c a l p e l V a s e c t o m y215 N.E.19th Dr. Okeechobee (863) 763-0217 Board Certified In Urology RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Visit us online atwww.newszap.com REHAB THERAPY/NURSING HOME VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL S.Scott Tapper,M.D.,F.A.C.S.Board Certified General Vascular Surgeon 2169 S.E. Ocean Blvd. StuartSpecializing in the Removal of Varicose VeinsMinimally Invasive In Office ProcedurePerformed more than 1500 Endo Venous Laser Ablation proceduresInsurance Accepted Before Aftersymmetrylaservein.com772-286-5501 Advertising in the Okeechobee News is a bright idea!Call 763-3134 today! RAULERSONPRIMARYCARE J o s e V i l l a r r e a l D O Dr. Villarreal is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. N e w P r i m a r y C a r e P h y s i c i a nAccepting New Patients & Walk-ins Evening Hours Available Per Request 2 0 2 N E 2 n d A v e O k e e c h o b e e F L 3 4 9 7 28 6 3 4 6 7 2 1 5 9 www.raulersonprimarycare.comWe Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities 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 CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call:863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session 14 Okeechobee News November 2, 2011

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

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 *$5 per month deposit offer applies only to checking accounts that have an active direct deposit, such as payroll or pension de posits. $5 per month deposit offer is valid for a 12-month period beginning the month account holders debit card is activated. Offer m ay be withdrawn at any time. NEW CUSTOMER OFFER! NEW CUSTOMER OFFER! We Believe In You .CenterStateBank.com Equal Housing Lender We believe in a debit card that pays you.Get a debit card„plus free checking and $5 per month in your account for a year.* Is your bank charging you a $5 monthly debit card fee? At CenterState Bank, we believe you deserve better. So visit your local CenterState Bank of“ce today and pick up a CenterState Bank debit card. Well give you a free checking account too„and put $5 per month in your account for a whole year! Thats our way of saying welcome to CenterState Bank. And another way of saying We Believe In You 16 Okeechobee News November 2, 2011 Waldau’s Junior Golf will hold its 20th A nnual Golf Tournament to bene t local junior golf programs on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. This tournament is an 18-hole fourperson scramble format. Complementary lunch starts at 11 a.m. until start. Shotgun start begins at noon. There will be team prizes for 1st-4th and last place plus additional prizes for longest drives, closest to the pin and special hole-inone prizes with a chance to win $10,000 on a hole in one on par 3 at #17. Entry fee is $55 per player or $200 for pre-paid team of 4. Waldau Junior Golf encourages juniors to come out and play – Junior Golfers entry fee is $25. per player. (You must be 16 to operate a golf cart or you must be teamed with an adult.) Twenty years ago Jim Waldau held his rst Golf Party, which was a gathering for his re ghter friends from the City of Hialeah Fire Department for a weekend of golf, party and fellowship. The golf party became so popular that in 1994 Jim decided to turn his Golf Party into a bene t for Junior Golfers and began to award college scholarships, as well as donate to the OHS golf team and young junior golfers. Scholarships are awarded to golf team members and also students going into the eld of re ghting. Jim and Bridgette have watched their rst little golf party take a life of its own. With the help of sponsors, family, friends and fellow re ghters, Waldau’s Junior Golf proudly celebrates 20 years of success. Since 1994, they have given out 72 Scholarships, 26 Van Moore Memorial Junior Golf Awards and given annually to the OHS Golf Team. Waldau’s Junior Golf also sponsors their annual Junior Golf Clinics, Junior/Adult Tournament and the Okeechobee County Junior Golf Championship. Waldau’s Junior Golf is also looking for annual sponsors and raf e gift sponsors. For additional information, contact Bridgette at 863-467-7300 or Terry at 863 763-6228. Nov. 5, Tournament entry forms and sponsorship forms may be picked up at Okeechobee Golf and Country Club or online at: www. oridajuniorgolf.org. You can also follow Waldau’s Junior Golf on facebook. Waldau’s Junior Golf would like to thank the community for your support during the past 20 years. W aldau’s Junior Golf program celebrates 20 years Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bridgette WaldauJosh Moore, along with Bridgette Waldau present the Van Moore Memorial Young Junior Golf awards to future OHS golf team stars including: (left to right) Richard Donegan, Kodi Stephen (current OHS golf team players) and Corey White (OHS golf team player and OHS graduate, now studying to become a re ghter).