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Publication Date: 11-04-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Friday, November 4, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 102 No. 132 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 13.64 feetLast Year: 13.45 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Special to the Okeechobee NewsPastor Mervyn Oglethorpe (Jim Clark, center) welcomes the gospel-singing Sanders Family to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church for a Saturday night bluegrass gospel concert in 1938 in the musical “Smoke on the Mountain.” Also pictured are June Sanders, (Stephany Dupree, left) and Vera Sanders (Laurie Garner).OHS rodeo team does well in Fellsmere ... Page 2 Brahmans to face Lions ... Page 17 Fire ghters go pink for a cure ... Page 4 Okeechobee News/ Katrina Elsken100 Years of Girl ScoutingGirl Scouts Candace Mcglamory, Alysa Osterman, Raylee Coleman and Maliah Wright show off some of the books that are part of an Okeechobee Library display honoring the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. For more, see page 11. The wildly popular bluegrass avored gospel music comedy "Smoke on the Mountain" opens Friday night for a four-performance run at 8 p.m. on Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12. The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) is repeating the show which proved to be the most successful production in the group's 33-year history. Performances will be at the theatre on the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, one block west of Golden Corral restaurant. Reserved seat tickets are $12 each, and are on sale at the of ce of the Pennysaver, at 111 N. E. Second Street, as well as the theatre box of ce beginning at 7 p.m. on performance nights, if available. The show was a complete sell-out the rst time it was presented by the OCT. It's 1938, and the Sanders Family Gospel Singers are set to perform their rst concert in ve OCT presents ‘Smoke on the Mountain’See OCT — Page 8 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Tuesday night's meeting of the Okeechobee City Council was short and, for the most part, routine. The council passed a resolution supporting the adoption of a ban on texting while driving. "I think that's a good one," Councilman Mike O'Connor said of the resolution. Councilman Dowling Watford said it was requested by the Mayor of Port St. Lucie. The resolution will be sent to the Okeechobee County Commission and the Okeechobee County legislative delegation. Banning texting while driving was one of the items on the city's "wish list" to the Okeechobee County legislative delegation. Turning to other business, the council rati ed the appointment of deputy city cler k Melisa Jahner to the City General Employees/OUA Pension Fund Board of Trustees City hopes to ban texting while drivingSee CITY — Page 8


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Rodeo Team took rst place in four events at the Florida High School Rodeo Association rodeo in Fellsmere in October. Tyler Mills won the bull riding and two rounds of the bareback riding competition and Nat Stratton came in rst place in the saddle bronc riding competition. Other top nishers included Josh Lea w ho came in seventh in tie down roping, J osh Keese who came in eighth place and Dalton Boney who nished ninth. Mills nished tied for fourth place in bull riding. Okeechobee had three teams nish second and sixth in team roping. Okeechobee has several members in the top 10 in the State. Stratton is rst in saddle bronc riding and seventh in team roping. Mills is rst in bull riding and second in bareback riding. Austen Holmes is tied for fth place in bull riding. Dalton Boney is tied for ninth in tie down roping and tied for 10th in team roping. Josh Keese is currently eighth in steer wrestling and Josie Stratton is tied for ninth in barrel racing. Jarrod Sparks is tied for seventh in team roping. The team competes in Perry Georgia this weekend for a three day rodeo, Nov. 4-6. The Southeastern Showdown features teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Ten members of the team will compete, Dalton Boney, Mason Craig, Summer Douglas, Austen Holmes, Joshua Keese, Joshua Lea, Justin Mills, Jarrod Sparks, Josie Stratton and Nat Stratton. Tyler Mills, Josh Lea, Ashton Rogers, Jarrod Sparks, and Allyson Trimble carrying the Rodeo Team Flag in the Labor Day Parade. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Okeechobee News November 4, 2011 OHS Rodeo Team takes honors in Fellsmere Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAbove, Josh Lea represents the OHS rodeo team in the Labor Day parade. At left, Josh Keese competes in steer wrestling at the Fellsmere rodeo. Weather forecast for Okeechobee County from the National Weather Service Local Forecast Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. West southwest wind between 5 and 13 mph. Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North northwest wind around 8 mph. Extended ForecastSaturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. North northwest wind between 7 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a lo w around 55. North northeast wind around 8 mph. Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind between 7 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Okeechobee Forecast


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 I: PARANORMALACTIVITY3Ž Fri., Tues. &Thurs. 7:00 &9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 4:15, 7:00 &9:00, Mon.7:00COURAGEOUSŽ Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, Mon.3:00 Nov. 4 Nov. 4TH THNov. 10 Nov. 10TH THFor Info, Call 763-7202 For Info, Call 763-7202 THEATRE II: PUSS NBOOTSŽ Fri., Tues. &Thurs. 7:00 &9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 &9:00, Mon.3:00 & 7:00THEATRE III: TOWER HEISTŽ Fri., Tues. &Thurs. 7:00 &9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 &9:00, Mon.3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG-13 M o v i e T i c k e t s : A d u l t s $ 6 5 0 € C h i l d r e n 1 2 & u n d e r $ 5 0 0 € S e n i o r C i t i z e n s $ 5 0 0 a l l m o v i e s € M a a t i n e e s $ 4 5 0 R PG 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 MEET& GREETHearing Care CentersPAULSODAHL, NewHearing Specialist Receive a FREE pack of hearing aid batteries3545 Hwy 441 S € Okeechobee € (863) 467-5333 3 Okeechobee News November 4, 2011 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News A word of warning to all smokers: extinguish your cigarettes before entering the grounds of Raulerson Hospital. As of Nov. 1, Raulerson Hospital is smoke free. Signs posted around the property remind visitors of the new policy. “It makes sense,” said public relations of cer Jenny Pung. “We are a health care facility. We need to be mindful of health and wellness.” Ms. Pung said Raulerson was following the lead of other hospitals owned by Hospital Corporation of America, Raulerson’s parent company. As of Thursday, Nov. 3, she said there have been no complaints on the new policy, which came as no surprise to employees. The hospital has been working with employees to make them aware of the new policy. All employees were sent letters explaining the new policy well in advance of the deadline. The employee’s health insurance carried by Raulerson covers such things as patches and lozenges to help people quit smoking. Some long time smokers among the employees have quit smoking as a result of this program. Their pictures are posted on a “Wall of Quitters” as an encouragement to their fellow employees. Ms. Pung emphasized that they are not telling employees, visitors and patients that they can’t smoke. It’s just that they can’t smoke on hospital property. The hospital has printed up cards for distribution explaining the new policy and carrying the number of the Florida Quit Line which offers a number of free resources to help smokers quit. For the time being there will be a few cigarette disposal receptacles in front of the building until word gets around of the program.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www. newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Raulerson bans smoking on hospital property Keith Kite of Kite Properties is pleased to announce Applebee’s latest restaurant will be built adjacent to the Hampton Inn at 1200 SR 70 East in Okeechobee. Mr. Kite of Kite Properties which owns the Hampton Inn said, “Not only is this a great opportunity for Okeechobee, this is a great opportunity for Applebee’s. We opened our doors at the Hampton Inn in 2009, and have found this to be a great community in which to do business. In the past, many residents and visitors have had to travel outside Okeechobee to dine and shop. We are hoping this helps turn that trend around.” “This is an important project for Okeechobee,” said Terry Burroughs, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County. “Creating more retail and restaurant amenities improves the quality of life for residents, contributes to the tax base for local government, and helps attract additional high-wage employers. The commitment of a national organization like Applebee’s is a great endorsement of the community.” A ground breaking date and targeted opening date will be announced in the future. Applebee’s plans progressing The article headlined “Church adopts new food distribution program” in the Nov. 2 edition of the Okeechobee News was in error. The article stated that November One Harvest food program will charge $25 for the basic food box. This was in error. The price is $35. We regret the error and any inconvenience it may have caused. For more information on the food program at First Baptist Church, contact Bonnie Lightsey at 863-6347270 or the church of ce at 863-763-2171. Correction Chamber seeks volunteer helpThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County is seeking volunteers to assist with supporting the front of ce on a daily basis. They have exible hours available beginning at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are interested, please call 863-467-6246 for an appointment. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaSigns, such as this one, are posted all over the grounds of Raulerson Hospital to inform visitors and patients of the hospital’s smoke-free policy. The “Wall of Quitters” in the hospital is an encouragement to employees.


Halloween We enjoyed visiting the Agri-Civic Cent er on Halloween. On the way home, we planned to stop in to visit friends who live in Oak Park. That didn’t happen. We could not even drive down their street because there w ere cars parked on both sides all along the s treet and a horde of children going doort o-door with many of the little ones running into the street. What a mess. I am glad no one needed an ambulance or a re truck b ecause the way they had the cars parked, it would have been dif cult to get a large emergency vehicle down the street.  The Agri-Civic Center party was nice. People were coming and going the whole t ime and every kid I saw leaving had a bag lled with candy. At the end of the night, t hey invited the kids who were still there to c ome to the front to the main candy stash for more handfuls of candy because they had a lot that had not been given out yet.Occupy Park Street This occupy business strikes me as nothing more than a bunch of people “occ upying” a certain space. Do they ever acc omplish anything, and if so is it good? Come to think of it, I occupy my kitchen, living room and bedroom, and I’m not sure I have accomplished much lately, even in the kitchen.  People got so caught up in occupying t he park they completely forgot the second end of the world. The man from Family Stat ions that said the world would end on May 21, then recalculated it to be Oct. 21. We c ould have been swept off to eternity and nobody remembered the date.  I wonder if when the troops come home, if they can’t nd jobs, if they might j oin the Occupy Wall Street Crowds. It reminds me of the Hooverville camps set up during the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover inherited the problems that led to the Depression, but he was blamed for not helping the country recover faster. I t hink Obama is in much the same situation t hat Hoover was.  Most of them are protesting out of frustration. The lack of jobs for willing and needy workers, hard to get mortgages, loss of money in investments; and a host of other legitimate woes. Conversely, there are some less than legitimate reasons for those out there protesting such as union or political agendas. A comparison to the great depression is not that far off. If you look at history, it was WWII that ended the depression and not FDR’s give aways.  A lot of them are there for the free tents to sleep in and the free soup kitchens with security provided by the tax payers. They’ll protest anything you want them to, just hand them a sign.  Aren’t the homeless and vagrants part of the “99 percent”?  Some of them are being paid to protest. Craigslist California was advertising and willing to pay $600 to those who would protest.  I just went by the Park and lo and behold it was occupied! Three guys were sitting at one of the benches, enjoying a tobacco product.Why Why does the USA do these things? We borrow from China AND we give them foreign aid. Is our leadership stupid?SFWMD What I don’t understand is why would the South Florida Water Management District buy land in an environmentally sensitive area near the lake, and then lease it out to ranchers to put cattle on it. I thought they wanted to keep the cattle manure out of the canals and streams that go into the lake. Even if the canals are fenced off, when it rains that manure is going to wash into the canals.  Apparently water managers think they are above the law and don’t have to follow Florida Statutes. Imagine that.Things to do People say there is “nothing to do,” here. I disagree. Just look in the paper. There are lots of things planned if you just get out and participate in the community. Last weekend the lm festival was a change of pace. I guess not many people in Okeechobee were looking for “culture,” but those who attended seemed to be laughing a lot and thoroughly enjoying the evening. Turn off the television, get off the couch and get out and enjoy the community. You may be surprised at how much there is to do here. Nurse on CallI would like to tell you about a local rm that exhibits all of the best, professional practice in the health care eld. With my many health problems I have had to use most of the healthcare companies, both locally and on the east coast. While I have found each to have their good points, I nd that Nurse on Call is the most dependable and trustworthy service that I have ever used. From their competent, professional and friendly staff, nurses and physical therapist, including a lymphodemia therapist, who is the best that I have ever used, to the of ce staff who makes and maintains reliable schedules. They also interface with all the doctors, immediately, when needed, and I highly recommend them. In short, it is a pleasure to use their service and they are a needed asset to the Okeechobee community. Albert W. Custer, Jr.Going “Pink” for a cureOn Oct. 28-30, the Professional Fire ghters and Paramedics of Okeechobee went Passionately Pink for the Cure. Each member of the Union purchased their own pin k shirt and, with the permission of the Count y and City of Okeechobee, wore them on duty. We marked up each shirt ve dollars which went to the Susan B. Komen Foundation. After the rst picture was posted on som e social networking web sites, we had man y requests from the public to purchase thes e shirts. Although 2011 was Okeechobee’s rst year participating, we still managed to raise almost $1000 in shirt sale pro ts. This was a nationwide campaign taking place in hundreds of re departments. W e are looking forward to next year, and hav e several ideas on how to make this a fantastic fundraiser for a wonderful cause. Local 2918 would like to extend our appreciation to the community for their support and to our members for the hard work to make this event possible. Sincerely, Justin Hazellief President L2918 Friday, November 4, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. 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Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. 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MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsFire ghters and paramedics from B shift Station 2 pose in their pink shirts and wore them on duty. Salvation Army needs bell ringersYour local Salvation Army helps families who are experiencing a nancial crisis with their basic needs. The main source of income is the annual “Bell Campaign.” Help us help others by “Ringing the Bells.” If you, your business or employer can spare some time to ring the bells, please call Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427 or his cell at 863-6106659.


At its annual Women of Distinction program, the members of the Women of Tomorrow Chapter of the American Businessw omen’s Association recognized three local w omen for their leadership in the Okeechobee business community. Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility graciously hosted the event attended by ABWA members, current honorees and their guests, as well as some former honorees. Recognitions are given in three categories: Business Leadership, Educational Leadership, and Community Service. The 2011 honorees are Diane Wood, Visiting Nurse Association of Okeechobee and Polk counties and Administrator of Grand Oaks for Business Leadership; Sharon Vinson, Shared Services Council, for Education; and Darlyn Fried, Lamb of God Recovery Center, for Community Service. Each woman was asked to share her career path and those qualities that have led to her success. Diane Wood, originally studied data processing, a career choice that left her unfullled. After she married and started a family, she decided to study nursing and thus found her true calling. Graduating with honors in 1988, Diane began working with the VNA of Ohio. She discovered that she had a passion for both patient care and training home health aides. Her association with the local VNA began in 1995, when she moved to Okeechobee to care for her mother. She became supervisor within months and has been instrumental in raising the bar for home health care in this area. She was also the impetus behind the planning and building of Grand Oaks, a facility where residents get the freedom of independent living and the best of health care from ve full-time Assisted Living Facility (ALF) nurses and additional caring staff. (Jennifer Dodd, the Activities Coordinator, is a member of the local ABWA chapter.) The joy in her voice when she speaks of helping others proves her statement that she loves coming to work every day because she is doing work she truly loves. Passion is the key word that was mentioned by all three of the recipients. Darlyn Fried has had a passion for helping others since her initial social services work at Fellowship House in Miami. She feels that the Lord gave her a calling to assist people who were hurting, disabled or less fortunate than herself. She has worked with the severely mentally challenged, recovering substance abusers, and all manner of persons with special needs. She speaks enthusiastically of being given the opportunity to work with her husband Lyle, because Lamb of God, in addition to its recovery services, also operates a food pantry and assists the people of Okeechobee with rent and utility bills. During her working years, she remained an active member of Rotary, an organization whose motto “Service above Self” she has adopted. Most recently her “passion” is her missionary work in Haiti. Teaming with Rotary and More to Life Treasure Coast church, she and Lyle have been working with an orphanage in a remote mountain area and hope to build a school to educate the children. She returns as often as possible to the children she has come to love. Darlyn re ects the true spirit of giving to community, whether here or in Haiti. Sharon Vinson, speaks with equal passion of her role in helping families nd service links in this community. Sharon is the Facilitator for the Shared Services Network in Okeechobee County. She af rms that “it takes a village to raise a child” and she enjoys her role in bringing the agencies in our village together to assist in improving life for our children. “The Shared Services Network is an initiative of the Florida Department of Education and local counties. This Network of policy makers and other stakeholders create an infrastructure where problem-solving can effectively occur. The Shared Services Network is a ‘way of work’ that accomplishes system change. The result is improved outcomes for youth at school and in the community.” In coalition with the Department of Children and Families, Drug Court and advocacy groups, Sharon connects families and agencies get the best help the community has to offer. She is also involved as a board member of the Okeechobee Education Foundation, which administers scholarships from various individuals in the community. She takes pride in saying, “It takes a village and I’m a villager.” Congratulations to these three women who exhibit the merger of business acumen and civic contribution. Thanks to all the guests who shared this celebration o f Women of Distinction. W omen of Tomorrow Chapter honors local business women 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BAPTIST PENTECOSTAL EPISCOPAL CHRISTIAN CHURCHYou are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 1167 Linda Rd. BHR863-357-6500 www.bhrchristianchurch.orgSunday Worship 10:30am~~~Wednesday Bible Study 6:30pm~~~Sunday Evening Service 6:00pm C H U R C H O F O U R S A V I O U R  C o m e w o r s h i p w i t h u s Ž S u n d a y 8 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:30 Christian Education 12:30 Holy Eucharist inSpanish W e d n e s d a y 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist Service 2 0 0 N W 3 r d S t r e e t 8 6 3 7 6 3 4 8 4 3 V i s i t o u r w e b s i t e a t w w w o k e e c o o s c o m Sunday,Nov.13,2011 Guest Speaker:David Nitz,Evangelism & USA Missions Director of FloridaSPECIAL SINGING301 NE 4thAve.€ (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SR 70EHOMECOMING 5 Okeechobee News November 4, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ ABWAPresident Cecilia Elliott (left) presents Women of Distinction honorees with plaques: Sharon Vinson, Diane Wood and Darlyn Fried. 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 money 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 863-467-2321. Hospice of Okeechobee plans 2012 ‘Festival of Trees’


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. Clarence J. Bolger, 71OKEECHOBEE — Clarence J. Bolger, age 71, died on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, died at the Hamrick Home. He was a resident of Okeechobee for the past 18 years. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and active in the Knights of Columbus Organization there. Clarence was a proud American and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He had a love of cars, especially his 1966 Mustang and 1929 Model A Ford. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mary Carol Bolger of Okeechobee; a son, John (Christine) Bolger of Georgia; and a sister, Mary Anne (Eric) Varland of Cincinnati, Ohio. A memorial mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Buckhead Ridge, at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 5, 2011. Memorial donations in Clarence’s name may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Florida 34973. Friends may send online condolences at w ww.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.Lavinia G. Parker, 94MURRAY, Ky. — Mrs. Lavinia G. Parker, age 94, of Murray, Ky., formerly of Canal Point, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in Murray, Ky. Mrs. Parker was born Nov. 30, 1916, in Montgomery, Ala., to the late Julian and Edna Johansen Groover. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Canal Point United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Buddy Parker and wife Cindy of Murray, Ky., and Joe Parker and wife Kathy of Greenville, S.C.; six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe P. Parker; and one son, Ricky Parker. A graveside service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in the Port Mayaca Cemetery. Pastor David Broadbent and Pastor Gay Robertson of the Canal Point United Methodist Church will be of ciating. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Parker’s memory may be made to the Canal Point United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 326, Canal Point, FL 33438. All local arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee. Online condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Ellen W. PetersonNotice of Memorial ServiceEllen W. Peterson, of Estero, Florida, passed away Oct. 14, 2011. A Celebration of her life will be held Nov. 13, 1-5 p.m., Fisheating Creek State Campground, 7555 N. US Hwy 27, Palmdale, and will include artist Clyde Butcher, environmental activists, music, food and a 4 mile (start to finish) trip on the creek. Bring your own kayak/canoe, or limited reservations are available, no charge, at paulatoo@gmail.com, 863-659-1099. In lieu of flowers, please donate to non-profits Save Our Creeks, Inc. (www.saveourcreeks.org) or Happeehatchee Center, Inc. (www.happehatchee.org). 6 Okeechobee News November 4, 2011 Obituaries View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Shared Services executive roundtable to meet Nov. 4The 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 Man performancesMusic 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 tournamentThe Moose Lodge #1753 will host a Horsehoe Tournament on Nov. 4 5 and 6. There will be 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 863-7634954. Bene t barbecue dinner /gospel sing slatedA 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.Amvets Post 200 holding fundraiserAmvets Post 200 is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 5 to be held at Iron Eagle Bar at 9441 Hwy. 78 in West Okeechobee. The event starts at noon until 4 p.m. with a bike show at 1 p.m. Pulled pork dinner with beans and coleslaw and roll for $6. Amvets will donate proceeds to veterans organizations such as Wounded Warriors. Delivery available to local businesses—call 863-2611594.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.Methodist women sponsor bazaarThe First United Methodist Women of 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. You will nd crafts, quilted items, knives, nuts, baked goods, a silent auction and white elephant items. 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. Keynote speakers will be Florida Democratic Party State Chairman Rod Smith and State Representative Steve Perman. The event begins at 6:15 p.m., and tickets are $25 for a prime rib dinner. This event is open to anyone interested in 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. See our newest American Otters habitat with romping otters to entertain. 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. Community Events attending and a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Please call or email: okeechobeedemocrats@hotmail. com to reserve your tickets. For more information about the event or the purchase of advertisements in the program, please contact either Magi Cable at 863-7638667 or Adean Miller at 863-467-1021.Eagles to host bingo nightEagles North, 9985 U.S. 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.




2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News November 4, 2011 years. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church pastor, Mervyn Oglethorpe, has invited the group, despite some misgivings by two in uential church members about having guitars and banjos in a worship service. The singers arrive somewhat late, and quite shaken up. Their bus has overturned on the way to the concert. Even so, the evening of song and testimony gets underway, including nearly 30 gospel favorites, accompanied by guitar, banjo, mandolin, piano, autoharp, and a host of home-made percussion instruments. The cast of ten includes Ralph Baker, Jim Clark, Judine Coles, Stephany Dupree, Laurie Garner, Ron Hayes, Billy McCullers, Joanie Moffatt, Nikki St. Pierre, and Daniel Womble. "Smoke on the Mountain" is the rst production in the theatre's 33rd season, which also includes "Christmas On the Air," a holiday comedy-variety show, scheduled for 8 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 3, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 3. Tickets for that performance are also currently on sale. The season will conclude with the Tonyand Pulitzer-award-winning drama, "The Diary of Anne Frank," which is scheduled for March, 2012. It is the true story of a Jewish family's attempts to hide from the Nazis in occupied Holland during World War II, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Despite its serious subject, the show contains many light-hearted moments, and is suitable entertainment for all ages. Tickets for that show will go on sale in early February. The Okeechobee Community Theatre is an all-volunteer organization of local residents who produce Broadway-style comedies, dramas and musicals for area audiences. Anyone who would like information on how to become involved in the group's activities may call Ron and Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307, or visit the website at www. okeecommunityetheatre.com. OCTContinued From Page 1 with a term of Nov. 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2013. The council also agreed to purchase 16, 2012 Dodge Chargers from Okeechobee Dodge Chrysler Jeep for the police department at a cost of $21,880.02 per unit. The council spent some time discussing resolution of a mediated dispute with CarterPritchard Advertising over the location of a billboard. City attorney John Cook was instructed to negotiate further with the advertising agency. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. CITYContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee teen was arrested on felony charges after he allegedly fought with deputies as they tried to arrest him for domestic assault on a family member. Omar Scott, 17, N.W. 21st Lane, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 1, on felony charges of battery on a law enforcement of cer and resisting a law enforcement of cer with v iolence. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. After being booked into the Okeechobee County Jail, Scott was taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. Deputy Steven McKinley, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated in an arrest report that he and Deputy Joe Gracie were called to remove Scott from a home after he "bowed up" at a family member. When Scott started to walk out of the home, Deputy Gracie stuck out his left hand and told the teen to remain in the house. At that point Scott allegedly slapped the deputy's hand and said "don't touch me." The two deputies then began to wrestle with Scott and were nally able to handcuff him. Deputy Gracie then walked Scott out of the home and toward his patrol unit. On the way to the car, Scott reportedly broke away from the deputy and ran away, stated the report. Deputy McKinley gave chase and caught the teen from behind. Both deputies then placed Scott in the back seat of Deputy Gracie's car and went back to talk to the female family member. Deputy McKinley stated in his report that the woman hugged both of the deputies and thanked them for helping. The report went on to state that when Deputy Gracie returned to his car, Scott had repositioned the handcuffs so that they were now in front of him. Scott was then removed from the car and handcuffed with his hands behind him. Teen accused of ghting deputies Episcopal Church to host rummage sale on SaturdayOn 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.OHS band to host fundraiser breakfast at Masonic LodgeOkeechobee 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.Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet II set for Nov. 12No questions asked! Turn in your outdated and unused medications. Keep prescription medications out of the wrong hands, off the streets and out of the hands of our youth. J oin the Okeechobee City Police Department, the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce and y our local pharmacies to make your medicine cabinet and home a safer place. Meds w ill be collected on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. across from Okeechobee Skate Park at 307 N.W. 6th Avenue.Have coffee with a county commissioner on Nov. 8Coffee 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 County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 244. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment.Guardian ad Litem volunteer training classes plannedAre 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.Family Fun Fall Fest at Okee-Tantie on Nov. 12Come to Okee-Tantie Campgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 12, for a full day of family fun at the Fall Fest for everyone! The fun gets started at 10 a.m. Lots of food, fun, a bounce house, games. Plenty of contests including a corn hole competition, barbecue contest, chili cook off, a battle of the bands and more! The event is hosted by Butch's Redneck Yacht Club. Cost for the event is just $5 per carload. Contests have individual entry fees. For more information, please call 863-634-0577. Community Events


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By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Girl Scouts will celebrate the 100th y ear of their founding in 2012. In anticipation of the anniversary, Okeechobee County Girl Scouts will have displays and special events at the Okeechobee County Library during the month of November. Every Saturday in November, the Scouts w ill offer special activities at the library from 1 to 4 p.m. The activities are open to Scouts and to anyone who wants to learn more about Girl Scouting. On Wednesday afternoon, Scouts and their leaders were busy setting up displays about the history of Girl Scouts in the United States and in Okeechobee County. The rst Girl Scout troop in Okeechobee w as established in the 1940s. Early Scout leaders included Eva Mae Whidden Williams and Pearl Godwin. Members of Okeechobee Girl Scout Troop 60599 are looking forward to attending a special gathering of Girl Scouts in March in Savannah, Ga. in March. Scout Leader Laurie Pharr said Savannah is the birthplace of Girl Scouting. The trip will be a special one for Mrs. Pharr, who as a Brownie Scout attended Juliette Low Elementary school in Savannah, and participated in the ag ceremony when Juliette Lowe's home was dedicated as a historic museum. The local Girl Scouts are also planning to honor the 100th anniversary by having at least 100 Girl Scouts marching in the Okeechobee Speckled Perch Parade. Members of Troop 60599 who were at the library on Wednesday afternoon agreed that "going places" is one of their favorite things about Girl Scouting. Big events like the Savannah trip take years of planning and saving. The Scouts are raising money for their trip with their traditional Girl Scout Cookie sale and by selling nuts and magazines subscriptions. The girls also enjoy camping trips and excursions to places closer to home and participating in service activities. Maliah Wright said her favorite Scouting activity is the annual Toys for Tots drive. "I like collecting Toys for Tots," she said. "You get to give toys to little kids when their parents can't afford to give them something." Alysa Osterman said she likes camping at Highlands Hammock with the Scouts. Raylee Coleman agreed. "I like going places," she said. "I like helping with the blood drive," said Candace Mcglamory, "because the help we give makes it run smoother, and the smoother it runs, the more lives we save." The Girl Scouts are always looking for more adult volunteers to serve as leaders in Okeechobee County. For more information, stop by the library during one of the Saturday afternoon programs in November, or email Laurie Pharr at lauriepharr@yahoo.com.About the Girl ScoutsOn March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Lo w gathered 18 girls to the rst troop of American Girl Guides. The name of the organization was changed to Girl Scouts the following year. From the original 18 girls, Girl Scouting has grown to 2.6 million members. Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development organization for girls in the world and has in uenced the more than 50 million girls, women and men who have belonged to it. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EmoryWalkerCo.,Inc.(863) 763-6742Serving the Lake Area Since 1966 A/C and Heating at its Best! License # CAC014022 CAC042747 CAC057219 208 SW 5th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 Hours: Thurs. 11am 9pm Fri. &Sat. 11am 10pm Bar until 2am202 NE 7thAve. & HWY 70 E(863) 357-4745 11 Okeechobee News November 4, 2011 Girl Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenGirl Scouts and leaders gathered at the Okeechobee County Public Library on Wednesday. The Scouts will have displays at the library through the month of November, and special events on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Left to right are Kay Mathis, Alysa Osterman, Claudet Benton, Candace Mcglamory, Lindsay Limpscomb, Raylee Coleman, Laurie Pharr, Maliah Wright and Maureen Rudd. For more photos online, see the Okeechobee News page on Facebook.


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Sixth St., and Andrew Logan Wheeler, 16, S.W. 11th St., were both arrested Sunday, Oct. 30, and charged with grand theft. Butts was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. Butts is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bond. Wheeler was booked into the county jail then released into the custody of a family member. An arrest report by Deputy Paul Jackson, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated that Wheeler apparently took the white golf cart from a home in Seminole Cove. Wheeler then called Butts and the two rode around in the cart, added the report. According to the report, Wheeler allegedly met Butts at Eli's Western Wear on N.W. Park St. and they rode together in the cart from there to Pine Ridge Park. Deputy Jackson said the golf cart, valued at $2,500, was found later in a ditch on N.E. Sixth Court when the homeowner called the sheriff's of ce about an abandoned golf cart in her back yard. The deput y stated that it was stuck in a ditch in about a foot o f water. The report indicated that the windshield had been broken out, a head light was broken and the front end of the cart was scratched. Two shirts were also found in the bac k of the cart and Deputy Jackson stated that while investigating the theft he learned that one of the shirts belonged to Wheeler. Local man and juvenile charged in theft of golf cart Andrew LoganWheeler Travis EugeneButts By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After a convicted sexual offender was arrested locally on a Citrus County warrant, it was later learned that he was also wanted in another county for allegedly committing another sexual offense. Michael Carl Johnson, 53, S.E. 21st Court, was arrested Oct. 28 on a Citrus County warrant that charged him with burglary of a dwelling and dealing in stolen property. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail and was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond. While waiting to be returned to Citrus County, it was learned that Pasco County also had an arrest warrant that charged Johnson with unlawful sexual activity with a minor. A press release from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) indicated that on July 31 Johnson allegedly sexually assaulted a 12 year old child in New Port Richey. OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said Johnson, a registered sex offender, moved to Okeechobee on Sept. 1. Why he moved here, however, is still unknown. Department of Corrections (DOC) records show that Johnson was arrested Oct. 20,1983, in Sarasota County on a charge of lewd and lascivious assault on a child under the age of 16. Then on April 1, 1986, he was arrested on a charge of attempted sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12 in Sarasota County. On June 23, 1986, he was again arrested in Sarasota County on a charge of lewd and lascivious assault on a child under the age of 16. Johnson was then sentenced on Feb. 10, 1987, to 60 years in prison on those charges. He was released Sept. 1, 2010. Mrs. Bell said Johnson has since been released from the Okeechobee County Jail and turned over to Citrus County authorities. Sex offender arrested here on Citrus County warrant Michael Carl Johnson By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail after she was accused of stealing an LCD television and jewelry from a local home. Ladonna M. Hopewell, 23, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 1, on felony charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property. She is being held in lieu of $35,000 bond. Stolen were a 60-inch TV and several pieces of jewelry that had a total value of $2,069.11, stated an arrest report by Detective Augustin Saucedo of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO). According to that report a second person, who has not been arrested or charged in the case, sold the jewelry to area pawn shops for a total of $191.15. Hopewell, continued the report, and a friend then reportedly sold the LCD television for $200. Detective Saucedo's report goes on to state that the pawned jewelry and the television have been recovered. However, the detective stated that the television has a large hole in the screen and is no longer operable. The detective added that his investigation is continuing. Woman accused of stealing LCD TV Ladonna M. Hopewell By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A student at the Okeechobee Achievement Academy was arrested for allegedly striking a teacher after he had received a referral. Thomas Richard Nast Jr., 17, N.W. 165th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Monday, Oct. 31, on a felony charge of battery on a school board employee. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. An arrest report by Deputy John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated that Nast became angry after he was given an internal school suspension by a ninth grade teacher. Nast reportedly went to the teacher's classroom and knocked on the door. When the teacher opened the door, the two could be seen on in-school video having words. According to the deputy, who is also a school resource of cer, Nast began swearing at the teacher in an angry voice and said "Here's what I think of your (expletive deleted) referral!" The teen then "slammed the referral" into the teacher's shoulder, stated Deputy Fisher. The report went on to state that Nast was making "threatening remarks and threatening actions" to the male teacher with a clenched st. The school's principal intervened and stepped between the Nast and the teacher, added the deputy's report. Teen accused of striking teacher Thomas Richard Nast


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Donegan shot 75 and 69 for a total of 144 in the two-day event amid sunny skies but windy conditions to win the local high schools rst ever state championship. Pureun Kim of Gainesville shot a 68 on the opening round but collapsed with an 86 as he nished well back in the pack. Ironically Donegan was the only senior to nish in the top ve. Austen Truslow, a sophomore from Spruce Creek in Port Orange nished second, and Ethan Wagner, a junior at Spruce Creek, took third place. Joshua Lee, a junior at Fleming Island Orange Park High nished fourth at 150 and Ramsey Touchberry, a sophomore from Lakewood Ranch High in Bradenton nished at 151 to earn fth place. Donegan was the only Treasure Coast golfer to nish in the top 15. Jake Leffew, a freshman at Vero Beach, nished in a tie for 17th at 156. Fredrik Gustaffson of Vero Beach nished in a tie for 33rd place at 160. Donegan wins state golf title BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE INDIAN RESERVATION – Hosting Seminole and other Native American artisans from across the country, the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s A h-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum kicks off Native A merican Heritage Month with its annual, w eekend-long American Indian Arts Celebration (AIAC), Nov. 4-6, at its campus on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Widely regarded as an indigenous cultural explosion in the Everglades, this 14th annual event celebrates the traditional and contemporary arts, dance and music of the Seminole, Southeastern and other Indian tribes from across the U.S. Silverwork, beadw ork, woodwork, basketry, leatherwork, photography, paintings, jewelry and more are represented at the Indian market, while traditional cultural elements such as storytelling, music and dance will be showcased at the central staging area on the Museum’s festival grounds. Previously AIAC has included entertainers such as Casper and the 602 Band, Micki Free Blues Experience, Grey Wolf Blues Band, Martha Redbone, Keith Secola and the Wild Band of Indians, Bill Miller and other award w inning American Indian recording artists. Thrilling dance groups like the YellowBird A pache Dancers of Arizona, the AniKituhwa W arriors from North Carolina and the Great Plains Indian Dancers have rounded out prior cultural exhibition dancing. “Native American tribes are vastly different from one another, and AIAC is an ideal event to showcase such rich history and unique living culture in South Florida’s back y ard,” said Anne McCudden, director of the A h-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. “By sharing our div ersity and celebrating native traditions, we hope to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the Seminole people and other Native American tribes.” Educational and interactive activities for y outh groups and the general public promise to entertain festival-goers by immersing them in Native cultures. The Craft Corner allows children the opportunity to create their own Seminole-inspired craft; the Critter Show presents the up-close, exciting and w ild world of animals; the Archaeology tent affords visitors keen insight into the role of archaeology and the Tribal Historic Preservation Of ce; and the Museum Information tent shares exciting Museum news and invites attendees to join the Museum with special introductory offers. The sensational backdrop for this event is the Everglades, just about an hour in any direction from most cities in Broward, Dade, Collier and Hendry counties. The rich blue skies and the miles of sawgrass and hammocks provide the ultimate setting for this amazing celebration of arts, dance, culture and music. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for students, children, seniors and members of the military. Children under four are free. Cost includes admission to the Museum, and parking is free. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is the Tribally-owned and operated museum of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Situated in the Everglades on a 66-acre cypress dome on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, the Museum offers more than 5,000 square feet of gallery space. Exhibits feature rare artifacts and lifelike dioramas that depict Seminole life at the turn of the century. In 2009, the Museum became the rst tribally governed museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the museum is located north of Interstate 75 at Exit 49. For more information, visit www.ahtahthiki.com or call 877-902-1113. Indian Arts celebration will be hosted by Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum 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.


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A battle of (2-6) teams will decide who takes third place in District 14-6A tonight as Okeechobee tangles with Olympic Heights in Boca Raton. The Brahmans come in on a high as they shut out district opponent Palm Beach Lakes (16-0) last week in a torrential rain storm. Olympic Heights also defeated Palm Beach Lakes 52-19 earlier in the season. They lost to South Fork last week 46-0 and to Sebastian River 42-0 earlier in the year. Matt Kelly leads Olympic Heights with 292 y ards passing and 192 yards rushing. Other key players include running backs John Clerister and Devin McKinney, and wide receiver Phillip Borosfky. Brahman coach Myron Jackson said Olympic Heights have used two different offenses this year including a spread team w ith a pistol formation and a power I formation with two tight ends. He said Olympic Heights have had injury issues at quarterback and have been forced to switch their offensive philosophies. “Scoring has been a problem for them as they failed to score against either South Fork or Sebastian River. On defense they will blitz and try to put a lot of pressure on your quarterback,” he said. Both teams have struggled this year in their defense of the run. Jackson said he intends to run right at Olympic Heights and develop a short passing game to offset their blitz package. On the injury front Okeechobee won’t have defensive back Jose Santibanez back this year. He broke his ankle in the rst game of the year. Bobby Joe Garza could return to the starting lineup at right guard. Okeechobee will move D.J. Washington around again on the offensive side with some time at quarterback, and as the primary running back. They also like the way he ran pass routes last week and the coaches hope to nd him open in the secondary. “Teams know he is our guy so they know if they stop #10 they have a good chance against us,” Jackson said. The coaches have also continued to preach focus during practice. He said his team can’t afford to look ahead and they must focus on this game. “We want to build up some momentum from last week and focus on this game,” Jackson said, “We still need to be mistake free and we want our defense to continue to tackle well.” OHS Brahmans take on Olympic Heights 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.century21okeechobee.com€ Email: century21okeechobee@earthlink.net € 1200 S.Parrott Ave. 2002-H: Taylor Creek Lake access CBS home with large addition, large open back porch, dock, boat lift, seawall, garage, concrete drive. $120,000 MLS #204703 R E D U C E D N E W L I S T I N G 5005-H: Lakeport Waterfront on a large corner lot. 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Parrott Ave € (863) 763-6000Lori Mixon 8 6 3 6 3 4 1 4 5 7 ((LMixon@MixonGroup.com www.MixonGroup.com V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com 17 Okeechobee News November 4, 2011 Share your news and photos for this column by email to okeenews@newszap.comScouting Report By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Tabatha Henry won the individual title to lead the Brahman girls cross country team to a berth in next week’s regional at the District 14-3A cross country championships held W ednesday at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart. Henry nished in 20:43, almost a minute quicker than runner up Chantelle Brodie of Martin County. Nicole Shaw of Jensen Beach nished third. Martin County, South Fork, Jensen Beach and Okeechobee all quali ed for the regional meet. Okeechobee had top 30 nishes from Ivette Vega, 20th, Ana Huerta, 24th, Carissa Licata 26th, and Charleigh Heater, 28th. On the boy’s side the Brahmans were able to nish in fourth place and joined Martin County, Jensen Beach and Port St. Lucie in the regional. Hernan Baltazar nished in 10th place to lead OHS. He nished in a time of 17:58. Mariano Alvarez nished 21st, Phillip Suarez 22nd, and Erik Garcia in 30th place for the Brahmans. OHS cross country team earns berth in district meet The 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). ‘Rec time’ opens for kids at Sports Complex Pavilion


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LostLOST Yorkipoo, small male, short curly blonde/brown hair, Lost on S.E. 16th Ave., by the Racetrack. Please call the Ruck’s @ (863)763-3274 Estate SaleOKEECHOBEE 6047 SE 95th Trail, 11/5, 7am10am. Lar-Kee Lakes, Fully furnished home. All items must go. Garage/ YardSales3 Family Yard Sale Fri 4th and Sat 5th 1295 NE 42nd Terrace 8:00 am till??? Lots of little girls clothes and toys, and misc. Garage/ YardSales 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. HUGE YARD SALE Sat. 11/05 Starts 8am Church of Our Saviour 200 NW 3rd Street LOTS OF GOOD STUFF! 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 OKEECHOBEE 1311 N Parrott Ave, Nov. 5&6, 8am-3pm. a variety of great stuff for sale. pool table $200, plus much more 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 Tractor Operator Laser leveling experience required. Palm City Call 772-260-1577 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time Okeechobee Healthcare Facility is looking for a Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapist who can direct a very active therapy department. If you have experience as a Rehab Director and if you are looking for a full time position with benefits and salary commensurate with your experience, please complete an application at 406 NW 4th Street, Okeechobee. All perspective employees must be able to pass a drug test and level II background screening as a prerequisite to hiring.REHAB DIRECTOR Needed for busy office. We are seeking an individual who is self motivated with excellent office skills including experience withExcel, Microsoft Word and a multi-line telephone system. This is a full time position, with benefits for the right person. If you have the qualifications we are looking for please complete an application at 406 NW 4thStreet, OkeechobeeADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Employment Full Time Employment Full Time OPS PARK RANGER FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE ***THIS IS A FEDERALLY FUNDED TEMPORARY POSITION SUBJECT TO RENEWAL OF FUNDING WITH NO STATE BENEFITS.*** MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A high school diploma or its equivalent and be at least 18 years of age. Possession of a valid driver’s license is required. JOB DUTIES This position involves working with fuels management in wild land areas of Florida to reduce the wild re threat. Conducting fuels treatment includes primarily prescribed re and rebreak establishment. Work is performed region wide and requires frequent extended travel away from home. Scheduled work hours for this position are four (4), ten hour days. For more information or to submit an application please visit the following website: https://people rst. my orida.com/ Employment Medical Medical Of ce Full time Medical Coder/ Insurance Biller Medical Of ce Experience Preferred. Computer skills a must. Non-smoker Call 763-0217 or Fax resume to 467-5148 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Excavation CLEARING & HAULING Dump Trucks, Loader Back Hoe, & Bobcat Services by Jason Summerford (863)634-7771 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Guns/SuppliesDeer Slayer Shotgun 12 gauge. Savage model 210 bolt action like new with scope. $350.00. (863)824-0835 or (863)634-5023 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 Apartments 2 BD/1BA Duplex in town. No Pets! First, Last and Security. $550.00/mo. Call 863-634-2820 APARTMENT’S 3/1 Duplex Center of Town Painted, Tile, W/D, Very Clean, Corner lot. $750.00 Moves You In. No Pets Call 24/7 Dave 863-634-9899 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the city limits. Wood cabinets w/granite countertops. All appl’s. W/D Hookup. Available now. 1st & deposit to move in. (863)465-0053 Apartments 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 FURN EFFICENCY TCI, On Lake with dock, util/cable included. No pets, $600/mo. 1st & last month. (863)697-3351 NW OKEE: 2 Bedroom Apartments available on quiet street. Pets welcome. Ranging from $650mo., $700mo. and $750mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642 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 18 Okeechobee News November 4, 2011 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!


Houses-Rent OKEE 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. OKEECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA Duplex, DW, W/D connector, C/A & heat, $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863) 763-4414 OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba, tile throughout, $1000 mo. & up. 1st & sec. moves you in. (561)248-3888 or (863)599-0156 OfficeSpace RentProfessional 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-SaleOKEECHOBEE 5 Acres $2,000 down. Park your own trailer or house, owner nancing $49,000. 863-763-6358 Lots -Sale Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income Vacant Land, located at, 20 NE 363rd Ct., Okeechobee, $59,900. Visit www.roselandco.com/82HDrive by then call (866) 249-0680. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent 1 Bedroom Trailer $350 monthly or $100 per week. $550 to move in Call 863-634-8954. 2Bed/1Ba Mobile Home located in a nice park with central air. $450 monthly Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $495 mo. Large 3 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $600 mo. No pets. Yearly lease plus sec. (863)763-4031 For Rent 1 Bedroom Trailer $125 A Week Call 863-610-4625 LAKEPORT: 3 BR, 2 BA, Bonus Room, Washer & Dryer. Screen Porch. $600 mo. + Security deposit. (573)686-6145 or (573)718-8074 M/H Rentals 2/1 & 3/1 Country Living $450.00 monthly & $450.00 Security Call 863-697-2486 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. Very Nice 2bd/1.5bath MH in TI,C/A/H,W/D hook up,large front screened porch,large attached shed on nice large lot. $600 monthly plus $600 security. 863-357-7409 or 863-447-0616 MobileHomeSale BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 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 Palm Harbor Homes Factory Direct Sale 15K 25K Off Models 800-622-2832 ext 210 MobileHomeSaleOKEECHOBEELg. 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. 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice CITY PARK COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Park Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. Please contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 402053 ON 11/4/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 AT 3:30 P.M. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE. 401648 ON 11/4/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-162 IN RE: ESTATE OF PENNY LUCILLE WOOD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Penny Lucille Wood, deceased, whose date of death was May 17, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is November 4th, 2011. Personal Representative: Karine A. Budinski 210 2nd Street Wilburton, Pennsylvania 17888 Attorney for Personal Representative: Howard M. Rosenblatt, Esq. Attorney for Penny L. Wood Florida Bar Number: 349011 HOWARD M ROSENBLATT, PA 2830 NW 41 Street, Suite I Gainesville, Florida 32606 Telephone: (352) 373-7100 Fax: (352) 373-7320 401921 ON 11/4,11/2011 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds.LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on November 21, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2008 Ford F350SD VIN #1FTWW31R18EA30758 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer VIN #JA3AJ26E04U049731 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee VIN #1J4FX58S3WC207508 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 402099 ON 11/4/2011 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2010-CP-141 IN RE: ESTATE OF GLEN R. BARTLEY Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Glen R. Bartley, deceased, whose date of death was May 10, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 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 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. Personal Representative Sally F. Hoctor Attorney for Personal Representative Anthony Young P.A. Florida Bar No. 109685 3128 Highway 441 South Okeechobee, FL 34974 Phone: 863-824-6776 Fax: 863-824-6778 401386 ON 10/28 & 11/4/11 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Amanda L Ashby Last known address: 6748 NW 30th St Okeechobee, FL Rebecca A Caldwell Last known address: 6568 NE 1st St Okeechobee, FL Angelica Cornejo Last known address: 150 NW 128th Ave Okeechobee, FL Crystal M Frizzell Last known address: 3892 NW 2nd St Okeechobee, FL Evadean Hutchison Last known address: 3401 SE 38th Ave #122 Okeechobee, FL Angelica Maria Martinez Last known address: 2828 NW 46th Ave #19 Okeechobee, FL Tina D Morse Last known address: 4533 SE 22nd Ct Okeechobee, FL Judson M Shurley Last known address: 792 SE 14th Ave Okeechobee, FL You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Okeechobee, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Gwen Chandler Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 144 Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 (863) 763-4014 401948 ON 11/4/2011 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000261 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, v. MAURICIO A. COREAS-FUENTES A/K/A MAURICE A. COREASFUENTES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAURICIO A. COREAS-FUENTES A/K/A MAURICE A. COREASFUENTES; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION Mauricio A. Coreas-Fuentes A/K/A Maurice A. CoreasFuentes; Unknown Spouse of Mauricio A. Coreas-Fuentes A/K/A Maurice A. CoreasFuentes Last Known Address: 1755 NW 5th St Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Current Address: Unknown ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 15 & 16, BLOCK 3, OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 1755 NW 5th St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442, and le the original with this 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 or petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Okeechobee News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on 11/01/2011. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Gail Sparks, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100, Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 **IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 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 Court Administration at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986, Telephone (772) 807-4370 at least 7 working 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. 402135 ON 11/4,11/2011 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA 000243 CIVIL DIVISION GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, v. RUSSELL D WAYTOVICH; DEBORAH D WAYTOVICH; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA DITECH.COM; BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION Russell D. Waytovich Last Known Address: 1285 SE 23rd Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 9652 SW 35th CT, #31 Okeechobee, FL 34974 ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: 1285 SE 23rd Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 55, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 50 AND 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of 1285 SE 23rd CT, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34957 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442, and le the original with this 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 or petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Okeechobee News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 1, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT By: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Misty A. Barnes, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100, Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 **IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 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 Court Administration at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986, Telephone (772) 807-4370 at least 7 working 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. 402137 ON 11/4,11/2011 19 Okeechobee News November 4, 2011 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. 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