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Title: Okeechobee news
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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 11-09-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 102 No. 134 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 13.76 feetLast Year: 13.28 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.Chartier and county to discuss contract ..Page 3 Sheriff honors employees ... Page 9 Golf tournament raises money for scholarships ... Page 11 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCTSmoke on the MountainNearly 30 mostly familiar bluegrass-style gospel tunes make up a large part of the musical-comedy “Smoke on the Mountain,” to be performed on Nov. 11 and 12 by the Okeechobee Community Theatre. The songs are accompanied by guitar, banjo, mandolin, piano, autoharp, and a host of home-make percussion instruments. The cast includes (left to right) Ralph Baker, Stephany Dupree, Ron Hayes, Nikki St. Pierre, Laurie, Garner, Daniel Womble, and Billy McCullers. Also featured are Jim Clark, Joanie Moffatt, and Judine Coles. For more see page 10. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Customers of the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) may soon be able to view OU A Board meetings on their computers like count y commission meetings. At their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the OUA Board of Directors voted to conduct their OUA to put meetings online On Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m., a test o f the U.S. Emergency System will take place. The test is part of the Emergency Alert System designed to transmit, via TV and radio, emergency alerts and warnings regarding weather threats, child abductions and other types o f emergencies, according to of cials. The test is being conducted jointly by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission and the National Weather Service. While state and local tests already take place frequently, a simultaneous, nationwide test of the national EAS "emergency action noti cation" code has never occurred. Such a comprehensive test has never been done in the U.S. before, and the FCC said it is taking action now because it needs "to kno w that the system will work as intended should Emergency System test is today at 2 p.m.See OUA — Page 5 See TEST — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An employee at the Okeechobee Youth Development Center (OYDC) has been arrested, accused of arranging to meet a 15-yearold Hardee County female for sex. But when Alvin Lamar Thompson, 33, arrived at a predetermined location with condoms in his pocket, he quickly learned the "teenage girl" was actually an undercover of cer. According to Major Randy Dey, of the Hardee County Sheriff's Of ce (HCSO), Thompson was arrested Saturday, Nov. 5, and charged with obscene communication-use of computer to seduce and/or solicit a child for sex, a third-degree felony, and obscene Local man arrested in internet predator stingSee THOMPSON — Page 5 Alvin Thompson W itnesses help solve equipment theft case ... Page 8

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Local ForecastToday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. North northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.Extended ForecastThursday: Mostl y sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming northwest between 5 and 10 mph. Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph. Veterans Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. North northwest wind around 10 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. North northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Open Evenings Emergencies Welcome All InsuranceWelcomeFREEDigital X-Ray & Consultation or Second OpinionNEW DENTURES$359starting at$99ea.starting at(D5110) (D5120)Exp.11/30/11Exp. 11/30/11Exp. 11/30/11(D2750) (D7140) FROM (D9310) (D0330)CROWNSEXTRACTIONS$499LIMITED TIME ONLY IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. THEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENT ORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 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. 2 Okeechobee News November 9, 2011 B.R.A.T. Halloween DanceStudents came out dressed in creative costumes to have their chance at becoming the B.R.A.T. costume contest winner. Attendees enjoyed music by DJ Allison Chandler, hula hoop contest, pizza, popcorn, chips, soda, cupcakes and a bag of treats! A big thank you to the following sponsors of the B.R.A.T. Club teen dance; Gordon & Doner, Charlie Hayes, Ding-A-Ling Deli, Dominos, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Seacoast National Bank, Waste Management, Okeechobee Dodge Chrysler Jeep, East Coast Signs & Shirts, Okeechobee County School Board, City Police Department, WOKC and Okeechobee News. A huge thank you also goes to the many volunteers who dedicate their time to the dances! (top photo) Winners of costume contest are: First Place winner is Sierra Coward dressed as Abby Shatto (NCIS) and Second place is William Zapata as “old man.” Third place is Tony Pierre and Eddie Aponte as “Zombies.” (bottom photo) Tony Pierre and Eddie Aponte (Zombies) entertaining with their break dancing skills. Chamber to host Concealed Weapons classThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will hold a Concealed Weapons Permit Class at the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee, 1200 S.R. 70 E., to begin at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. The rst class date is Nov. 17 Seating is limited. Class topics will include Basics of gun safety, use of weapon, actual usage of weapon on range. Range training will be concluded on the following Saturday morning. Cost for class is $30. Weapon (.38 Special will be provided for use during the class, ammo is not). Concealed weapon permit package will be provided to each student. For information and to pre-register, call 863-467-6246. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ Teresa Chandler

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Glades County Commission continued to discuss management agreements for their community centers when they met for their regular meeting Tuesday in Moore Hav en. Major issues include the costs of insurance and maintenance for these facilities and who should pay. Commissioner Paul Beck compared the agreement to a lease between the County and the Community Associations for these buildings. Commissioner Bob Giesler said the county should paint the exterior of the building, pay the utilities, and handle any roof repairs. He suggested the community associations handle the inside of the building and pay for insurance costs for their special events. Commissioner Donna Storter Long said all insurance coverage should be paid by the county. She wants to continue ongoing maintenance by the county. County Attorney Richard Pringle said the county can continue to fund the insurance but the Community Associations would be the insured. “I would like that responsibility shifted if I can. I’m trying to look out for the county’s interest.” The commission discussed a blanket insurance plan for all of the buildings and facilities since it would likely save them money. If the county is a secondary insured on these facilities, Mr. Pringle suggested, the county would save money. “I don’t know how much additional cost it would be, but I’ll nd out,” he added. Chairman Russell Echols said he did not w ant the community associations to be allowed to sublease these facilities. Mr. Giesler said they are trying to help all of the communities with these agreements, “I think things will work out well. It should be pretty much the same as it is now. We just want it down on paper.” In other actions the Commission endorsed the efforts of the Visually Impaired Persons of South West Florida and could provide of ce space to the group in the future. For over 30 years the group has assisted the blind and visually impaired in Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties. All of their classes and services are provided at no cost. They provide classes in computers, mobility, independent living skills, counseling, and recreation and leisure activities for the visually impaired. Other services include teaching the visually impaired how they can read newspapers, books and magazines, surf the internet, cook safely, identify money, clothing and food and to live more independently. The group is a non-pro t rehabilitation center dedicated to providing blind and visually impaired persons with the tools, support and opportunities necessary to achieve a desired level of independence. The commission learned that $19 million over ve years will be spent to improve the Caloosahatchee River basin by the South Florida Water Management District. The rehydration of Lake Hicpochee in Glades County is included on the list of three projects being considered for funding. Planning Director Larry Hilton reported that permits are currently being sought to rehydrate a portion of Lake Hicpochee located north of the river. The southern portion is still under review. Mr. Hilton said the District also wants to fund the C-43 reservoir in Hendry County. In December the district will decide whether to fund the reservoir or the southern portion of Lake Hicpochee. The projects will include shallow storage of water less than four feet deep. The board also joined a coalition being created by the Central Florida Regional Planning Council to apply for a $1 million federal grant through the Environmental Protection Agency. The money will go toward an assessment of polluted sites, known as brownelds. Sites in Glades County could request an environmental assessment that would be funded through this grant. The Commission also lifted a hiring freeze to ll a vacancy at the County Manager’s Ofce for an Administrative support position. The annual salary is $25,730. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 5. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News November 9, 2011 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The hiring of a county administrator will be the highlight of what appears to be a routine meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission on Thursday. Commissioners will discuss a contract de ning the terms of Robbie Chartier’s employment as county administrator. Since March 1 of this year Mrs. Chartier has been serving as interim county administrator following the departure of former county administrator Lyndon Bonner. Before that she had been deputy county administrator for about twelve and a half years and in charge of the county’s nances. At their Sept. 27 meeting, commissioners voted to offer Mrs. Chartier the job. The proposed contract will nalize that offer. The term of the proposed contract is for three years with provisions for annual one year renewals. The line for base salary has been left blank. The starting salary of Mrs. Chartier’s predecessor in April of 2008 was $125,000. In other business the board is expected to:  proclaim the month of November to be Florida Hospice Month in the county;  Issue a proclamation recognizing Florida Retired Educator’s Day;  issue a proclamation recognizing Farm City Week;  issue a proclamation recognizing National Adoption Awareness Month;  authorize demolition of the county annex building;  enter a contract with CML Communications to provide radio maintenance services for re/rescue;  approve two 2010 State Homeland Security Grants for re/rescue;  consider a one-year extension of a contract with Curren Electric for maintenance o f traf c lights;  release two, county-owned drainage easements on S.R. 70 E. in connection with the S.R. 70 E. widening project; and  execute a letter of commitment on behalf of Okeechobee County to join the Heartland Brown elds Revitalization Coalition team in applying for a 2012 U.S. EP A Brown elds Assessment Coalition grant.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Commissioners to offer contract to Chartier Glades County considers rules for community centers If you go ...What: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission When: 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 Where: Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. 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 863-610-6659.

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Health care Obama care will not work. Even the President is in the process of dropping cert ain parts of Obama care. It just was a bad idea from the start. I think he meant well?Lake level Finally we are getting some rain and getting some water into the lake. I hope t hey are very careful about releasing any of it. I know they sometimes have to do pulse releases to prevent salt water intrusion into t he Caloosahatchee. But they really need t o build some reservoirs in Hendry County north of the river to hold water to feed the river when necessary.Band money In the drive to raise money to send the b and to Washington D.C., we are almost half w ay, which is amazing! Okeechobee is such a wonderfully supportive community. Thank y ou for asking. We have been overwhelmed b y everyone’s offers of support, money, fundraising opportunities, and simply can’t do it all, though we would love to. Now that marching season is almost over, we will be able to do more fundraising, so we look forw ard to rising to the challenge of meeting our goal early and working toward exceeding our goal, so possibly we can get a few much-needed instruments before we travel. W e have one which is spray painted and zip t ied together! It is probably one that band s tudents have used there for 40 or more y ears. Thank you Okeechobee for everything y ou are doing to support these wonderful kids, who last night were awarded a much deserved Superior Rating for a 3rd straight y ear at their Districts! T each your children What ever happened to the saying “If y ou can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all”. I don’t think parents are t eaching their kids this now days. Parents, j ust remember, whatever comes out of a c hild’s mouth, how they act or what they post on Facebook re ects YOU!  Technically, they should be at least 18 to create their own Facebook account, separate from their parents’ account. So there should not be young children posting on Facebook without their parents’ knowledge. Of course many younger kids put in false information in order to have their own private Facebook account. The best advice I have heard about computers is to put the computer in the family room and don’t let kids use computers alone in their bedrooms. If anyone walking by can see what they are up to, kids are a lot less tempted to get in trouble on the internet.Focus on youth Most children now do not know how to use their imagination, to keep themselves entertained. From the age of babies their toys already DO something. The dolls already have their names and identities. Kids don’t get outside enough to play unless it is an organized sport. Parents plan “play dates.” Parents are allowing and even encouraging kids to participate in activities that are geared for the older, more mature. Let them wait till they are age appropriate. It really is a good thing for them to have something they “can’t wait till they’re old enough to get to do.”  We have 89 students who have something to do: band! For those no longer in school there are numerous charities who need help: March of Dimes, Relay for Life, Hospice, are a few that come to mind. We have Community Theater, Community Cantata, as well as any number of organizations who would welcome a volunteer. School PTOs and SAC committees are always looking for help. The Band can use help as well. There are great options for those who look. The nursing home has people who would love for someone to read a book to a resident, the hospital needs volunteers. The list can go on forever. It is all here in Okeechobee for the willing.....need any other ideas, we can come up with some! Join us at Okee Tantie next Saturday, and I am sure someone will recruit you to work in some type of charitable endeavor of your liking.  If you keep the kids busy, they don’t have time to get into trouble. But it does take the parents’ involvement because there is no public transportation in this town. We can have all of the great events and activities in the world, but if the kids don’t have a way to get there, they can’t participate.Occupy Park Street Occupy Wall Street or Occupy Oakland, etc. All I have to say is order more rubber bullets. Violence Awareness Banquet a successMartha’s House Domestic Violence Services would like to take this time to thank the following individuals and businesses for their support in making our Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Banquet a success. Ding-A-Ling Deli, Good Spirits, Lunkers, Golden Corral, Cowboys, Beef-O-Bradys, Mike and Marcie Corwin, Danny En nger, Of cer Victoria Williams OPD, The Chobee Steelers, Countryside Florist, Okeechobee Youth Development Center, The Anonymous Donor, Volunteers, Board Members and staff. It is because of people like you, we are able to continue providing services and support to, women, children and men who are survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence. Martha’s House, Inc.Seventh Annual Halloween Festival a successAction heros, beautiful princesses, ghting ninja warriors, uffy feathered birds and even a Nemo-worthy aquarium graced the crowd at the Agri-Civic Center for the Seventh Annual Halloween Celebration on Monday evening, Oct. 31. From the minute that Billy Dean kicked off the event at 5:30 p.m., until the last little butter y left the building, everyone was entertained with games, haunted scenes, prizes, witches, contests, and candy, candy and even more candy! To make an event this successful takes an entire community from the very beginning to the very end. Okeechobee Main Street would like to thank and recognize those businesses and individuals who share that success! Thanks to our partners in this event: the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee, the City of Okeechobee Police Department, the Board of County Commissioners, and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. A very special thanks to everyone who donated candy and in particular to our large candy donors: Okeechobee Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep; the Okeechobee Kiwanis; Raulerson Hospital; Okeechobee Land ll; and the law rm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd and Lloyd. Thanks also to Walgreen and Winn-Dixie who also assisted greatly with additional candy. Big thanks to those who helped in the following manner: Candy Collection Sites: Katie’s Pet Parlor, WOKC Radio, Toni’s Chic Boutique, Ultimate Gamer, Pueblo Viejo, Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, Seacoast North 441, Seacoast South 441, Rustic Style and Cabins, TD Bank, Okeechobee Correctional Institution, North Park Tire, and Bank of America. Halloween Booth Participants: S WAT; th e Pentecostals of Okeechobee; Seacoast National Bank; First Baptist Church; Okeechobe e Blood Round-Up; Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce; Fred Brown Children’s Health Center; Florida Community Health Center; Flowe r Petals; Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237; Jon Folbrecht Campaign; Ultimate Gamer; Earl y Learning Coalition; Martha’s House; Church o f the Nazarene; Harbor Community Bank FSB; Children’s Home Society of Florida; Advanc e America; the law of ce of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney; Okeechobee Correctional Institution; Buxton Seawinds Funeral Home; Fitness Factory; Aaron’s, Inc.; Golden Corral; Mims Veterinary Hospital; Walgreens; Kid’s Cancer Foundation of South Florida; Hom e Depot; CVS; Stepping Stones; the Optical Gallery of Okeechobee; First United Methodis t Church; Blockbuster Video; Sharon Wallac e Campaign; Okeechobee Discount Drugs; TD Bank; Brennen Eye Care; Wagon Wheel Hors e Farm and the Hair Cuttery. Special Event Sponsors: Agri-Civic Cente r for providing the space for the event; Seacoas t National Bank who sponsored the Costum e Contest; TD Bank who sponsored the Decorated Pumpkin Contest; the Okeechobee Count y Sheriff’s Department who sponsored the Kid’s Korral; Okeechobee High School Band Boosters who organized and sold hot dogs so tha t proceeds could go to the band for their Washington D.C. trip; and to Frank DeCarlo and John Creasman who organized the Haunted Hay Ride. Contest Judges: City Councilman Dowling Watford; J.D. Mixon; Under Sheriff Noel Stephen; and Holly Mixon. Volunteers: Frank DeCarlo, John Creasman, Keith Stripling, Paul Mitchell, Judith Fogie, Donna Huth, Brandon Hudson, Karin Ammons, Debbie Gillette, Paul Mitchell, Kathleen Shatto, Lisa Watts, Dan Birdashaw, Wall y Fair, Tamara Rix, Tony Crane, and Dwayn e Rix. Thanks to Debbie Raulerson and the High School Drama Class for ideas and input for th e Haunted Hay Ride. Okeechobee Main Street would like to put out a special thanks to Billy Dean, WOK C who brings the event to life every year as emcee! Thanks to our advertising partners th e Okeechobee News, WOKC and Pennysave r and to Bridgette Waldau who handled graphi c design for this event. On behalf of Okeechobee Main Street, we hope that everyone had a wonderful, but spooky, Halloween night! Cindy Birdashaw Executive Director, OKMS Wednesday, November 9, 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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Visit: https://circulation.newszap.com/ Email: readerservices@newszap.com Call: 800-282-8586 I t  s a l l a b o u t y o u y o u r n e w s y o u r n e i g h b o r s y o u r l i f e 5 Okeechobee News November 9, 2011 meetings in the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers providing provisions could be made for long-term scheduling and special meetings. That would allow OUA Board meetings to be seen over the internet. The county will charge $144.31 per regular meeting to cover the cost of one county employee to operate the equipment. “I think its great,” said Tommy Clay, who rst proposed the idea. However, Tommy Hoover was not so pleased as he cast the only dissenting vote. After the meeting he said it would be more convenient for OUA to have the board meetings in their own board room. There was good news from board attorney Tom Conley. “We prevailed, hands down,” Mr. Conley said of the lawsuit with Land Ventures of America (LVA) over that organization’s developer’s agreement. “I really feel good about how the judge worded his ruling,” Mr. Conley added. “It’s what I expected.” The only thing left to be determined is the amount of money LVA will have to pay OUA. Mr. Conley was not so optimistic about OUA’s proposal to buy the site of the wastewater treatment plant from the state. The utility currently has a long-term lease on the property. “It is in limbo right this minute,” he said as a result of attending a recent meeting in Tallahassee. The deed to the land in question is held by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Mr. Conley said that everyone he talked with at DEP is in favor of the sale. However, he said Governor Rick Scott is not convinced it would be a good move. Mr. Conley said that in the future OUA would not know who they would be dealing with in renewing the lease. Also he said the utility recently had trouble getting nancing when the lender said the lease was not long enough. The utility was recently caught in the middle of a deal between DEP and Glades Electric to cut some trees on the property. While OUA was criticized, the utility had nothing to do with the transaction. The situation with OUA applying for a grant to extend their water system to Blue Cypress Golf & RV Resort is up in the air. The utility had agreed to take the lead and sponsor the project because of a public health risk involved with Blue Cypress’ current water supply. The utility undertook the application process with the understanding that if the grant were awarded and the utility decided not to pursue the project, they would only be on the hook for repaying $5,000 in preconstruction funding and that Blue Cypress would repay that amount. A letter from DEP indicated that was not the case. If the grant were awarded the utility would be expected to act in good faith to complete the project. Staff wants to see how Blue Cypress would respond to this latest development. In other action the board:  received the tentative nance report for the scal year end as well as the monthly ance report for October;  approved payment of the monthly invoice from the legal rm of Alcalde and Fay in the amount of $3,258.09 for legal work in connection with developers agreement litigation;  approved 2012 meeting dates and holidays;  approved a request for proposal of engineering services for rehabilitation of vacuum station 1 which serves Palm Village Ranch, Ousley Estates, Eagle Point and the area near Oak Lake Villas;  decided to give employees the one-time bonus included in the current budget during the month of December; and  approved a contract with executive director John Hayford.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. OUAContinued From Page 1 public safety of cials ever need to send an alert or warning to a large region of the United States.” “Fear is that the lack of an explanation message might create panic. Please share this information with your family and friends so they are aware of the test. “We’re asking everyone to join us by spreading the word to your neighbors, co-workers, friends and family... please remember: don’t stress; it’s only a test,” FEMA stated in a blog post. TESTContinued From Page 1 communication travel to meet a minor to engage in sexual activity—a second-degree felony. Thompson, of a S.E. 34th Ave. address in Okeechobee, was booked into the Hardee County Jail under a $10,000 bond. He was released on bond that same day. C.J. Drake, a spokesperson for the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), stated in a telephone interview that it was OYDC’s intention to terminate Thompson at the end of the business day on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Mr. Drake said Thompson was hired at the facility Nov. 30, 2009. OYDC is a facility for committed male y outh between the ages of 13 and 20. Maj. Dey said Thompson, whose position at OYDC was that of a youth care worker, and 11 other men were arrested during the 10-day investigation. He said the men were arrested on prostitution and sex with juvenile charges. The HCSO major said a home was utilized as the meeting point and when the men arrived they were met by HCSO deputies and personnel from a state unit known as Internet Crimes Against Children. That unit is made up of personnel from several different agencies. “Thompson made contact (with the ofcer) and made sexual comments on what he could do to her,” said Maj. Dey in a phone interview Monday, Nov. 7. After being contacted by HCSO investigators Detective M. D. Faulkner, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), applied for and received a search warrant for Thompson’s home. During a search of the home Detective Faulkner reportedly found a laptop computer. The computer was taken as evidence and turned over to HCSO personnel. Maj. Dey said it will now be turned over to computer experts with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) who will search the computer for more evidence. Of the operation, the HCSO major said it was the idea of Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier. “He felt like we should have one of these,” said Maj. Dey. “He felt we should have these predators behind bars.” The major said Thompson was arrested without issue. Detective Faulkner said it’s his understanding that Thompson is single and that this is his rst arrest of any kind. Maj. Dey con rmed that Thompson worked at the boys’ youth facility, but did not know what type of job he held. He also added that Thompson allegedly admitted to meeting the ‘child’ on line and that all conversations were taped. “We had a good operation,” he added. “It was very good.” THOMPSONContinued From Page 1 Family Fun Fall Fest setCome 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 barbecue contest, chili cook off, a battle of the bands and more! Cost for the event is just $5 per carload. Contests have individual entry fees. For more information, please call 863-634-0577. Come one Come all!Fundraiser bene ts EarlyLynn Early is the person responsible for bringing the Art Show featuring the “Highwaymen” to Okeechobee each year. Now she needs your help with a serious health issue and no insurance. The fundraiser will be held at Eagles North, 9985 Hwy. 441 N., on Nov. 12 from 1–7 p.m. Great food (chicken/ribs), $7 donation. Auction, both silent and called. A 3-ball tournament at 5 p.m. and Lotto Tree, Gift Basket drawing, and more. Please call Melissa at 863-6343957 for advance sales, donations, or information. Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet II to be heldNo 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. Join the Okeechobee City Police Department, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce and your local pharmacies to make your medicine cabinet and home a safer place. Meds will 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.

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Danny Roscoe Brewer, 60OKEECHOBEE — Danny Roscoe Brewer, age 60, of Okeechobee, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, in Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 26, 1951, in Cookeville, Tenn., to James Roscoe Brewer and Edith Pearl Harp Brewer. Mr. Brewer came to Florida from Cookeville, Tenn., in 1974, settling in Okeechobee in 1977. He worked for United Telephone of Florida/Sprint for 29 years. In addition he opened and operated a local pool hall, “Shooters Billiards” of Okeechobee for 14 years. He was a member of the BCA Pool League, VNEA Pool League, coffee enthusiast and connoisseur. He is survived by his mother, Edith Brewer; sisters, Hilda Cooper (Keith), Sylvia Thomas and Martha Dowell, all of Tennessee; sons, Mar k Daniel Brewer (April) of Okeechobee, and Jamie Young Brewer (Leslie) of Tennessee. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. until service time of 1 p.m., in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. 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.Gladys E. Caso, 85OKEECHOBEE — Gladys E. Caso, age 85, a native of Okeechobee, died at Raulerson Hospital on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. After living in Connecticut for 38 years, Gladys lived in Okeechobee since 1986. She was a devoted mother to her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. Her kind and gentle nature will be forever remembered and she will remain close in our hearts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bartholomew Caso, Sr. She is survived by her son, Bart (Amalia) Caso, Jr. of Wellington; daughters, Mollie Lamb of Okeechobee, Toni D. Caso (Seydou Traore) of Milford, Conn.; grandchildren, Leah, Jennifer, Tatiana; and six greatgrandchildren, Michael, Tyler, Sadie, Katelyn, Trystin, Kyle. Visitation will be held at the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home today, Nov. 9, 2011, from 6 until 8 p.m. and also on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, from 9 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida. Harold ‘Mac’ McCammon, 73OKEECHOBEE — Harold “Mac” McCammon, age 73, of Okeechobee passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in Cookeville, Tenn. Mac was born April 4, 1938, in Waltham, Mass. He proudly served our Country in the United States Air Force and was retired from the local 487, Operating Engineers. In addition he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee and enjoyed gol ng, shing, racing and loved working with cars. He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis McCammon; sons, Bret McCammon (Denise) Timothy McCammon (Melody), Sport Pickering (Susie), Kenneth Pickering (Becky), and James Pickering (Cari), all of Okeechobee; brother, Mike McCammon of Greenwood, S.C.; ten grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren, and a host of loving family and friends. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, from 1 p.m. until service time of 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Pastor Randy Huckabee will be of ciating and interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Herbert ‘Herb’ E. Bringger, 58OKEECHOBEE — Herbert “Herb” E. Bringger, age 58, passed away, Nov. 6, 2011, in Okeechobee. He was born April 27, 1953, in Winter Haven, to Jack and Jean Bringger. Herb came to Okeechobee from Broward County Florida in 1996 and enjoyed shing, watching his daughter, Victoria play softball. He was employed by the County of Okeechobee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Jean Bringger; brother, Russell Bringger; and a sister, Deborah Rutledge. He is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Kimberly Bringger; daughters, Victoria Blevins of Okeechobee and Rachel Alvarado of Jupiter; sister-in-law, Joan Bringger of Hobe Sound, Fla.; sisters, Fran Bringger of Georgia, Laura Bringger of Deer eld Beach, Fla., Linda Bringger of Margate, Fla.; three nieces, Staecy Wichnann, Jennifer Vieco, Cassie Manias; one nephew, Ryan Bringger and families. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, from 1 p.m. until service time of 3 p.m., in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetics Foundation. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Roy ‘Cecil’ Arnold, 80OKEECHOBEE — Roy “Cecil” Arnold, age 80, born on Oct. 29, 1931, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at his home. Cecil was born in Okeechobee and was a lifetime resident. He was a former postmaster of Okeechobee and a member of the A merican Legion. He enjoyed everything involved with raising cattle, growing citrus, and managing honey bees. He was a fan of football and NASCAR. Cecil was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Dalton Chandler. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 y ears, Gloria Arnold; sons, Marvin (Cindi) Arnold, Glenn (Kim) Arnold; a daughter, Marilyn Chandler; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Clarence (Sue) Arnold; and sisters, Patty Hazellief and Alevene (Bobby) Lantz, all of Okeechobee. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Buxton-Seaw inds Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Basinger Christian Brethren Church, 16090 N.W. 176th Ave., Basinger. Burial will follow at Basinger Cemetery. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations in memory of Cecil be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences at w ww.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seaw inds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News November 9, 2011 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com 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. Now is the time to get involved in your chosen profession.Masonic Lodge to host annual Turkey DinnerThe Okeechobee Masonic Lodge No. 237 will host their annual turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 4 until 7 p.m. Traditional turkey dinner will be served for a suggested donation of $8 adults and $4 children under 10. Take-outs available for adult plates only. For ticket information, please call 863-4670038.Eagles to host Spaghetti DinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner, on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. $6 plate. The public is welcome.OHS to observe Veterans DayOkeechobee High School will honor all Veterans in a ceremony to be held in the High School Gym at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 Everyone is invited to attend. Veterans are asked to sign in at the doors so that they can be recognized during the ceremony.Guardian ad Litem 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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Ministers of other churches and ministries are invited to join the Okeechobee Ministerial Association on the second W ednesday of every month at noon at The Lodge Restaurant. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, 102 NW 10TH Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets every second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is ministry for women for all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information please call 863-254-8304. Believers Fellowship Church 300 SW Sixth Ave., will host a Friday Night Gospel Sing on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Fellowship will follow with desserts. Call 863-763-6848 for more information. The Okeechobee Church of God Ladies Ministry will host a Community Yard Sale with a concession stand on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. 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, Fla. will preach. St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church will have a ground-breaking ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 12 at noon at 1050 N.E. 16th Avenue. For several years the St. Stephens Church and Building Committee has met to plan the new edi ce. The construction will include a fellowship hall. For more information, contact Rev. P.G. Livatt at 305389-1280. First Baptist Church Okeechobee will have a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. We will be selling 20’x 9’ parking spaces for $20 each. Bring your items to one central location for a large community yard sale, and keep all your pro t. Please call 863-763-2171 for more information and to buy your spaces. All proceeds will go to fund a mission trip to Alaska. On Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m., Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church will hold the fourth annual “Beginnings” concert. The concert will include a varied program including classical, broadway, modern and American music. The admission price for the concert is a package of diapers or a donation for Healthy Start here in Okeechobee. Healthy Start provides many services for expectant mothers including resources and education. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Performers in the concert and staff from Healthy Start will be there to greet attendees and enjoy a time of fellowship. Please join us for a wonderful event of music and fellowship. Church of Our Saviour is located at 200 NW 3rd Street (behind Five Guys) in downtown Okeechobee.First Indian Baptist Church at Brighton Reservation 20060 Reservation Road (on south SR 721, 7 miles south of State Road 70, 16 miles west of Okeechobee), will hold their annual Fall Revival, Nov. 23-27 The nightly services will coincide with the Annual Indian Baptist Weekend Assembly with meetings during the day. Brother Love, a Creek Indian from Oklahoma, will preach. The public is invited to attend the nightly revival services at 7 p.m. Congregational songs will include both English and Creek singing. Music will be led by Jonas Cypress. Registration for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading has begun at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Deadline is Nov. 30 The program is for girls and boys in K-5 through 6th grades. For more information or to register, please call 863-467-7625 or go b y the church or ROC of ce. Registration forms are also available at your child’s school. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (Hwy. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, do-bro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! Fr. Hugh Duffy will give a series of talks on the parables every Thursday night from 7 to 8 p.m. in the pavilion at the Sacred Hear t Catholic Church at 901 S.W. 6th Street. The talks begin on Thursday, Nov. 3, and ends on Thursday, Dec. 15. Everybody is welcome and there is no charge to attend. For more information call 863-763-3727.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. 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Okeechobee 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 7 Okeechobee News November 9, 2011 Churches plan concert, gospel sings & fall revival TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service will offer free day-use entry to all* state parks on Friday, Nov. 11, in recognition of Veterans Day. “We are pleased to honor the nation’s veterans, their families and communities with free state park entrance this Friday,” said Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione. “This recognition is but a small token of the appreciation due to those who have sel essly served this country and its citizens.” Florida State Parks honor American veterans and active-duty service members throughout the year. Honorably discharged veterans, active-duty service and reserve members receive a 25 percent discount on the purchase of a Florida State Parks Annual Entrance Pass. The discount provides a savings of $15 on an individual annual pass and $30 on a family annual pass, which allows up to eight people in a group to access most of Florida’s 160 state parks. In addition, honorably discharged veterans with service-connected disabilities and surviving spouses and parents of military members who have fallen in combat, can receive a lifetime family annual entrance pass at no charge. Florida’s state parks preserve an abundance of cultural and historic sites that commemorate the nation’s fallen service members. At the Orman House Historic State Park in Apalachicola, visitors can pay their respects to Vietnam veterans at the only sanctioned replica of the Three Servicemen statue. Olustee Battle eld Historic State Park in Olustee commemorates Florida’s largest Civil War battle in 1864 and Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee was the site of the Avon Park Army Field in the 1940s. Fort Foster State Historic Site in Thonotosassa depicts a reconstructed fort from the Second Seminole War and Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound was the location of the World War II training site, Camp Murphy. All other use fees, such as overnight accommodations, tours or special events, will be charged as usual on Friday, Nov. 11. *Skyway Fishing Pier State Park in St. Petersburg is not included in this special offer. State parks recognize Veterans Day with free day-use entry Shdht Places ofWorship

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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. 8 Okeechobee News November 9, 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).  Carl Baker, 53, was arrested Nov. 4 by DOC’s Michael White on a charge of violation of probation lewd and lascivious exhibition. He is being held without bond.  Ashley Michelle Moore, 25, U.S. 441 S., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 4 by Deputy Corporal Paul Ferrell on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. She was later arrested by Deputy Justin Akins on a felony charge of tampering with a witness/victim. Her total bond has been set at $3,000.  Daniel Lewis Howell, 37, N.E. 56th Parkway, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 5 by Deputy Joe Gracie on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. 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. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Comcast employee had some anxious moments Thursday when he found over $1,100 in equipment missing from his work truck. In a report by Of cer Belen Reyna, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), a witness near the scene told the of cer that a man had taken the items. At the end of Of cer Reyna’s Nov. 3 inv estigation he arrested Danny Alexander on charges of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and grand theft. Alexander is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $5,000. In his report the of cer stated that Alexander reportedly took a $600 lap top computer, a $500 Android cell phone, a bag of power cords valued at $60 and an electronic cigarette valued at $80. The items had a total value of $1,240. Of cer Reyna went on to state that the computer was recovered. According to the of cer’s report, at least two witnesses saw Alexander “looking in the truck.” They reportedly told the of cer that they saw Alexander take a black bag from the vehicle. The witnesses also said he went back to the truck “a couple of times,” added Of cer Reyna. Of cer Reyna went on to state that Alexander was found hiding in a wooded area in Douglas Park by OCPD Sergeant Russell Cale. Alexander was arrested the next day by Deputy Cari Arnold, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), on a warrant charging him with felony petit theft. His bond on that charge was set at $2,500. W itnesses help of cer solve theft case Danny Alexander By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a man’s credit card which was reportedly used to purchase over $1,500 in tools. Matthew Ryan Stevens, 20, N.E. Third Lane, was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 2, on charges of criminal use of personal identi cation (two counts), grand theft (two counts), dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bond. An arrest report by Detective William Suggs, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that someone took the victim’s Home Depot credit card and used it to buy a number of tools. According to the detective’s report, on Oct. 19 Stevens bought items totalling $912.85 at Home Depot. He returned to the home improvement store the next day and used the same card to buy items totalling $608.80. In all, his purchases totaled $1,521.65. The items, which have all been recovered, consisted primarily of battery-operated tool kits, added the detective. After buying the items, Detective Suggs said Stevens then reportedly took the tool kits to a local pawn shop and sold them for a total of $315. OCSO records also show that Stevens was arrested Nov. 2 on an Okeechobee County warrant that charged him with four misdemeanor counts of worthless check. His bond on those charges totaled $500. Stolen credit card reportedly used to buy tools By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA Vero Beach woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to sneak oxycodone pills into the Okeechobee County Jail. Amanda Marie White, 23, 20th St., was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 2, on a felony charge of introduction of contraband into a county facility. She is now being held in the county jail without bond. An arrest report by Deputy Cari Arnold, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that the pills were found by Detention Deputy Sergeant Iris Marrero when she searched White. According to the report, White was hiding the four 30mg oxycodone pills in a cellophane cigarette wrapper. Records show that White was initially arrested in August on a charge of possession of methadone. She was being booked into the county jail Wednesday after her bond had apparently been revoked. Woman caught with oxycodone in jail Amanda M. White Matthew R. Stevens

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) employees of the third quarter include two jail employees with “good work habits” and a veteran investigator who solved a 6-year-old murder case. OCSO employees are recognized each quarter in four different categories administrative, citizen volunteer, detention deputy and law enforcement. At the end of the year, an employee of the year will be selected from those tabbed as quarterly winners. “It is staff such as these that make us successful with our mission to protect and serve our community,” said OCSO Major Noel Stephen. The top employees for the third quarter were:  Tammy K. Cale administrative;  Posse Captain William E. ‘Bill’ Phares citizen volunteer;  Karen L. Woodham detention deputy; and,  Dale R. LaFlam law enforcement. “Tammy was nominated for her good work habits and attention to detail, as well as her w illingness to help,” said Captain Tony Madrigal. “These are just a traits she brings to work w ith her every day.” OCSO Road Patrol Captain Bud Slay nominated Mr. Phares because he has demonstrated a willingness to go the extra mile for the community and the county. “He continually provides numerous volunteer hours for parades, graduation and other security events as needed,” said Capt. Slay. Mr. Phares has been with the OCSO Posse since its inception. Capt. Madrigal also nominated Ms. Woodham for her tireless efforts, her work habits and her fairness in dealing with inmates in the Okeechobee County Jail. “She always has a positive demeanor towards fellow employees,” said Capt. Madrigal. “Karen never complains and puts her best step forward in dealing with tasks that are given her.” Special Investigator LaFlam was nominated by executive assistant Juanita White for bringing to justice a woman who has since been sent to prison for stabbing an Okeechobee man to death. “Based on old-fashioned police work Dale was able to clear this cold case homicide, give closure to the family and remove a killer from the streets of Okeechobee County,” said Mrs. White. OCSO names top employees for third quarter 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 John and Betty Wilkerson are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jo Beth Wilkerson, to Richard E. Barnes III, son of Rick and Roxanne Barnes, all of Okeechobee, Florida. 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Se e B a ck C o v e r f or Gi f t C e r t i f i c a t e f o r a n e y e e x a mF eaturing: Superintendent Letter Calendar School Bus Schedule Report CardSchedule School ListingsO O p p e n n H o u s s e e : : A A u u g g u s t t 1 8A d v e r t i s i n g S p o n s o r Available 24/7 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=65039&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 9 Okeechobee News November 9, 2011 Submitted photo/ OCSOCongratulating OCSO Posse Captain William E. ‘Bill’ Phares (center, left photo) for being selected as the OCSO employee of the third quarter in the citizen volunteer division were: (left to right) Sheriff Paul May, Major Noel Stephen, Captain Bud Slay and Lieutenant K.J. Ammons. Karen L. Woodham (second from right, right photo) was selected as the top employee in the detention deputy category. Submitted photo/ OCSOOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Special Investigator Dale R. LaFlam (second from right) was recently selected as the OCSO employee of the third quarter in the law enforcement classi cation. Congratulating him on his selection were: (left to right) Major Noel Stephen, Sheriff Paul May, Investigator LaFlam and Captain Bud Slay. Submitted photo/ OCSOAdministrative Employee of the third quarter at the OCSO was Tammy Cale (2nd right) Award presenters included (left to right) Sheriff Paul May, Jail Administrator Ronnie White and Major Noel Stephen.

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Emory Walker Company (863) 763-6742 208 S.W. 5th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 Receive up to $1,650 in Rebates*with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort SystemAND up to $500 in Federal Tax Credits** Special Financing Available***OR CAC014022 Offer expires 12/2/2011. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details and visit www.energystar. gov for more information. ***See dealer for details or visit Lennox.com. 2011 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. 10 Okeechobee News November 9, 2011 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News “There’s smoke on the mountain and re in my heart.” So go the lines from one of the most successful plays ever staged by the Okeechobee Community Theatre. Although “Smoke on the Mountain” takes place in 1938, the setting and the sounds are familiar to any middle-aged person who grew up in a rural area of the Bible Belt. It is a Saturday night Gospel concert at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church by the Sanders Family Gospel Singers. Jim Clark, as Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe, pastor of the church, does a ne job of capturing the mannerisms of a Baptist minister. Judith Cole and Joanie Moffatt are “church ladies,” complete with their hats, funeral parlor fans and regular seats in the amen corner. The Sanders Family is headed up by Burl Sanders, on the guitar, played by Ron Hayes. Burl’s wife, Vera is played by Laurie Garner w ho sings with the group. Burl’s daughter, J une, played by Stephanie Dupree, signs for the deaf. Then there are the twins Dennis, played by Daniel Womble on banjo and Denise, played by Nikki St. Pierre who sings. Burl’s brother, Stanley, is played by Billy McCullers who sings and plays the piano. Cousin Earl, played Ralph Baker on the guitar, rounds out the group. The production contains almost 30 familiar hymns and Bluegrass Gospel songs such as “I’ll Fly Away,” “Mountain Railroad,” “I Wouldn’t Take Nothin’ for my Journey Now” and “Whispering Hope.” Most of the songs were familiar to the audience who sang along and clapped in time with the music on opening night Friday. As a result of music and humor, a good time was had by all. “You, Sanders, are a surprise a minute,” Rev. Oglethorpe says at one point. Jacques Hayes ably directed the play. Cathy Womble and Jacques Hayes who are responsible for costumes, and Linda Bohannon, who serves as hair dresser, create an authentic 1930s look. Shane Cobb is gaffer. Ron and Jacque Hayes, Joanie Moffatt and Daniel Womble were responsible for construction of a set which captures the essence of a small, rural Bible Belt church. House manager is Marie Koepke. The house crew, consisting of Jessica Olney, Paula Fessl, Diane Hagan, Dolores Anchors, Megan, Buddy, Shane and Jenny Savage, Cameron and Samantha White, Dan and Gladys Stewart, Raye Deusinger, Carlys Moffatt, Lois Davino, Patty George, Matt and Heather Garner, Lydia and Jeff Hall, David and Virginia St. Pierre and Ed and Diane Blair ably performed their duties. Tom Murray is sound technician. Cathy Womble is stage manager and Andrew Hall is her assistant. Lighting technician is Laura Murray, Lighting design was by Jacques Hayes. The scene was designed by Ron Hayes. “Smoke on the Mountain” will be performed at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12. Tickets are available. Reserve tickets are &12 each and are on sale at the Pennysaver, at 11 N.E. Second St., as well as at the box of ce at the Okeechobee Freshman Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. on performance nights if available. ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ is a big hit Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCTTwins, Dennis and Denise Sanders of the Sanders Family Singers, perform the rousing western- avored gospel song, "Christian Cowboy." The number is one of nearly 30 tunes included in the show "Smoke on the Mountain," being presented Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12, by the Okeechobee Community Theatre. Cast members are Daniel Womble and Nikki St. Pierre.

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Nov. 15, 2011 6pm General Merchandise, Tools, Furniture and Lots of Household. American Legion Post 64 Holt Auction Company 863-261-0995 Charles Holt #AU4165AB3011 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads Auctions VERO BEACHHIGHWAYMEN PAINTINGSAUCTION!SUN NOV 20 @ 2PMTo be included, bring your paintings to Auctioneer’s of ce at: 15 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach(772) 562-5015RennickAuction.com 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 Garage/ YardSales MOVING SALE Nov. 12th & 13th 7am ? 1006 NE 28th Ave Behind Bills Mini Mart Everything Must Go!! OKEECHOBEE 2581 SE 25th Dr., 11-11-11 & 11-12-11, 8:00am-?. 3-family yard sale w/lots of miscellaneous items for everyone. OKEECHOBEE 436 S.E. 16th Avenue, Nov 12th & 13th, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. (6th house on left). Clothes, household items and much more. 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 Employment Full Time 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 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 GRADING and PAVING CONTRACTOR Now hiring nish grade operator with experience in roadway and parking lot construction. References required. Call 561-666-7814. Employment Full Time Tractor Operator Laser leveling experience required. Palm City Call 772-260-1577 Employment Full Time MAINTENANCE OPERATORThe City of Okeechobee is now accepting applications for a Maintenance Operator. A complete job description and application packet is available on the City’s web site www.cityofokeechobee.com or pick up at City Hall, Of ce of the City Clerk, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215. Applications will be accepted until Monday, November 21, 2011, 4:30 p.m. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment substance screening/physical. Drug Free Workplace. EEO/AAP. Lane Gamiotea, City Clerk/Personnel Administrator.COOK SUPERVISOR Immediate opening at the Okeechobee Juvenile Facility. Institutional management, cooking and hands on experience preferred. Competitive Hourly Wage and bene ts. Must pass background check and pre-employment drug screen. Contact Dawn (ask for kitchen) 863-357-9922 Email resumes to: dept1@ablmanagement.com-attn647 EOE One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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/Supplies Weimaraner Puppies Beautiful, 9 weeks, 3 Males & 3 Females, 1st shots & Health Certs. $400 (772) 349-8676. Yorkie For Sale Beautiful, Full Blooded Only One Year Old. $350.00 Call 863-273-1804 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments LG. CLEAN APT in town. 2/2, w/d, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. 15 Okeechobee News November 9, 2011 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Earn some extra cash. 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Apartments 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 BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784 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 T CI, On Lake with dock, util/cable included. No pets, $600/mo. 1st & last month. (863)697-3351 NW OKEE: 2 Bedroom A partments 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. Commercial PropertyFOR SALE OR LEASE 1574 Sq. Ft. of ce bldg. @ 210 NE 3rd Ave. Call 863-763-0295 Houses-Rent 2/2 Very Clean and Beautiful Home in Kings Bay. 1st and Security $750 mo. Ask for Vicki 561-255-4377 3Bd/1Ba CBS House In SW Section 2200 SW 3rd Ave. Okee. Close to Wal-Mart, Tile Floors. $850 Monthly. $2,000 to move in (863)634-0512 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 For Rent 2br/1ba $700.00 mo. 3br/1ba $750.00 mo. 1st months and security Single Family Non Smoker Call 863-801-3700 House For Rent 4 BR $675.00 mo. New Everything, Mint Condition. 1st & Last. Call 863-801-1739 OKEE 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 OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK2br, 2ba, $800/mo, unfurn, 1st, last and Sec. Utils not included (561)735-6050 or (561)254-0478 Waterfront Bargain in Buckhead, 3bd/1ba CBS, all Tile, Carport, Utility Room and Large Florida Room $725.00 mo. plus Security,Located at 1137 4th Street. Call 561-968-4018 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 Needed WANTED TO RENT Re ned Senior couple wishes to rent a clean furnished 2br, 2ba trailer or house No pets, Refs available (908)453-3819 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent 2/2 Furnished M/H Includes Water, Garbage, Lawn care. No Pets Requires References on Rim Canal $595 mo. Plus $300 Security. Call 863-697-6412 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 MobileHome Rent OKEECHOBEE 2/1 single wide Treasure Island, quiet street, dead end, sea wall, boat slip, lake access, $495/mo (423)237-8948 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 OKEECHOBEE 2br & 2ba, 1400 sq. ft. Furnished, ceramic tile throughout, new counter tops, new at top stove, large shed and parking for 3 vehicles. Park Rent $305. $14,900.00. Call (772) 597-1130. OKEECHOBEELg. 3br/ 2ba DW, w/14x40 addition, metal roof, FP, 11x20 shop, on Canal. Covered dock & slip. Sprinklers, $75K O.B.O. 772-321-1835 or 772-664-6799. Palm Harbor Homes Has 3 Modular Homes Avail. at HUGH Savings Over 40K Off 800-622-2832 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com RVSpace Rent Limited Time Only* Water Front RV Lots $400.00/mo. Incl. Utilities* Covered Dockage Incl. W/Lot Rent* Cabin $500.00/mo. Incl. Utilities* Call863-763-4417 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Fifth Wheels2001 33 Foot Sandpiper 1 push out, Queen Size Bed, excellent condition, Never had pets or smoked in. Call for more information 863-357-2311 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles2005 FORD TARURS SE Air bags, air conditioning, alarm system, anti-lock brakes, automatic transmission, CD, cruise control, power locks, power wheels, rear defrost, tinted windows, V-6 $3,500 /or best offer (863)634-3500 or (863)634-3138 PickupTrucks2002 Franklin 36 Ft. Camping Trailer Good Shape. 1997 GMC Box Truck 24 Ft.,New Clutch, Good Shape,Cat Motor Runs Good. Call 772-215-2089 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice NOTICE OF CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning Board will meet as the Local Planning Agency on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, to consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the adopted City Comprehensive Plan, which may include amendments to the adopted Land Development Regulations (LDR’s). All amendments are forwarded, with a recommendation, to the City Council for nal consideration. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. 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 General Services 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 General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator 402462 ON 11/9/2011 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 PublicNotice 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 SPECIAL NOTICE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE Pursuant to Florida Statue 590.125(5), be advised that the Florida Forest Service will be performing prescribed burning and/or other treatments to create fuel breaks in selected parcels within the townships, taxing districts, or subdivisions of Okeechobee County Florida including but not limited to: Dixie Ranch Acres, Viking, Okeechobee Little Farms, Lazy Seven, Four Seasons, Fort Drum, Pineland Estates, Basswood Estates, and Basinger. These projects are to occur during the period of November 1, 2011 through November 1, 2012. These efforts are to reduce fuel loads and wild re occurrence. This service is provided at no cost to the landowner. If you should have any objections or questions contact: Florida Forest Service 5200 Hwy 441 North Okeechobee, Fl. 34972 (863)462-5376 402167 ON 11/6, 9, 11/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000436 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. TAMMY L. REIDENBACH A/K/A TAMMY REIDENBACH et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 3, 2011, and entered in Case NO. 47-2009-CA-000436 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and TAMMY L. REIDENBACH A/K/A TAMMY REIDENBACH ; THE UNKNOWN IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LOWNDES COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN THE INTEREST OF BABY BOY THOMAS, a male MINOR CHILD DOB: October 10, 2011 POB: Valdosta, GA LEGAL MOTHER: VERONICA ANNIS THOMAS CIVIL ACTION FILE NO.: 2011A29 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION FLORIDA, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY TO: DUSTIN LEE ORVIS, NAMED BIRTH FATHER OF BABY BOY THOMAS, whose whereabouts are unknown. You are hereby advised that a petition for adoption has been led and commenced in this Court. Said petition seeks to terminate your rights and obligations in respect to the child, and of the child arising to him from the potential parental relationship, including the right to inheritance, and that the child be placed for purposes of adoption with petitioners. You will lose all rights to the child and will neither receive notice or be entitled to object to the adoption of the child, unless, within thirty (30) days of receipt of this notice, you le: (1) a petition to legitimate the child pursuant to Code Section 19-7-22 in the Superior Court of Lowndes County; (2) notice of the ling of the petition to legitimate with the Superior Court of Lowndes County, Georgia, at 327 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601; and (3) provide notice of the ling to Patricia McCorvey Karras, Attorney at Law, 701 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. You are further advised that, if the child is legitimated and in the subsequent adoption proceeding, the petition for adoption is either withdrawn with prejudice or denied by the court, then a surrender of parental rights nal release for adoption executed by the mother pursuant to the provision of subsection (a) of Code Section 19-8-4, 19-8-5, or 19-8-7 shall be dissolved by operation of law, and her parental rights shall be restored to her. The fact that the legal mother executed a surrender of parental rights nal release for adoption, now dissolved, shall not be admissible evidence in any proceeding against the legal mother. PATRICIA McCORVEY KARRAS DOVER MILLER STONE KARRAS & LANGDALE, P.C. P. O. Box 729 Valdosta, GA 31603-0729 402477 ON 11/9,.16,23/2011 16 Okeechobee News November 9, 2011 SPOUSE OF TAMMY L. REIDENBACH A/K/A TAMMY REIDENBACH N/K/A JEFF BARBIERI; 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 7th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: WEST 1/2 OF EAST 1/2 OF SOUTH 1/2 OF SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 8, SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST 1.50 ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 22291 NW 284TH STREET, 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 November 4, 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 F09069516 BANKAMERICA2-CONV **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 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 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. 402458 ON 11/9,16/2011 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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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 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, 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 NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-114 JUDGE LARRY SCHACK TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, v. DAVID M. HIGGINS; TAMRA J. HIGGINS A/K/A TAMRA HIGGINS; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE, AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION AND/OR JANE DOE, AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 44 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Amended Final Judgment dated October 31, 2011 in Case Number 2011-CA-114, in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and DAVID M. HIGGINS, TAMRA J. HIGGINS A/K/A TAMRA HIGGINS, MATTHEW PEADEN, AS TENANT IN POSSESSION F/K/A JOHN DOE, and JACKIE SMITH, AS TENANT IN POSSESSION F/K/A JANE DOE, are the Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 Northwest 3rd Street_, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 a.m. on November 30, 2011 the following described property as set forth in the Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN N89 DEGREES 32’ 57” W ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 26 FOR A DISTANCE OF 70.00 FEET, THENCE RUN Noo DEGREES 06’ 17” W PARALLEL WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 26, FOR A DISTANCE OF 1334.79 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE S 2 OF THE S 2 OF SECTION 26, THENCE RUN N89 DEGREES 26’ 54” W ALONG THE SAID NORTH LINE OF THE S 2 OF THE S 2 OF SECTION 26, FOR A DISTANCE OF 429.37 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE N89 DEGREES 26’ 54” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET, THENCE RUN Soo DEGREES 19’ 19” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 363.00 FEET, THENCE RUN S 89 DEGREES 26’ 54” E FOR A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET, THENCE RUN Noo DEGREES 19’ 19” E FOR A DISTANCE OF 363.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING The Real Property Address is: 16280 NW 68th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 The Real Property Parcel Identi cation Number is: 1-26-36-33-0A00-00010-0000 Anyone claiming interest in the surplus from the sale, other than the person who was the record property owner when the Lis Pendens was led, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 31st day of October, 2011. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 402467 ON 11/9,16/2011 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 PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA-834 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. RODRIGO BARRETO, a/k/a RODRIGO MOREIRA-BARRETO, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 30, 2011 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-834 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and RODRIGO BARRETO, a/k/a RODRIGO MOREIRA-BARRETO, is the Defendant. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on December 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 21, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES SECTION THREE, According to the Plat Thereof, as recoded in Plat Book 5, Pages 40 and 41, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida a/k/a 35750 NE 7th Drive, Okeechobee, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). 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 5, 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 399763 ON 11/9,16/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-292 Judge: Larry Schack TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION f/k/a RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, VS. DAVID STRAIGHT, CHRISTINE STRAIGHT, RHS INDUSTRIES, INC., a for-pro t corporation organized under the law of Florida a/k/a RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. RETIREMENT FUND, the STATE OF FLORIDA, JUANITA JACKSON, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 25. 2011, Case-No. 2010-CA-292 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and DAVID STRAIGHT CHRISTINE STRAIGHT 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 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 11/2,9/2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CP-148 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM HAROLD HOLBROOK Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of William Harold Holbrook, deceased, whose date of death was July 25, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF 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 (Ancillary Administration) TO 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 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims 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 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 17 Okeechobee News November 9, 2011STREET, 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 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. 401676 ON 11/2,9/2011 RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. a/k/a RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. RETIREMENT FUND, the STATE OF FLORIDA, JUANITA JACKSON, et al., are the Defendants, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 a.m., on December 7, 2011, the following described property set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: LOT 20, BLOCK 2, OAK PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 1652 SW 34th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owners as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 29th of August, 2011. COLLINS, BROWN, CALDWELL, BARKETT & GARAVAGLIA, Chtd. Attorneys for Plaintiff 756 Beachland Boulevard Vero Beach, Florida 32963 Phone 772-231-4343 / Fax 772-234-5213 Email: dvitunacaverolaw.com SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 396524 ON 11/9,16/2011 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. 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 a provision for full payment was made in the Order of Administration must le their claims with the 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 the 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 9, 2011. Person Representative: Jeanine Gran 19710 NW 80th Drive Okeechobee, FL 34972 Attorney for Person Giving Notice ELIZABETH A. MAXWELL Attorney for Jeanine Gran Florida Bar No. 0720895 Maxwell & Maxwell, P.A. 405 NW Third Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: (863)763-1119 Fax: (863) 763-1179 401924 ON 11/9,16/2011 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 THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE 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 Attorney 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.: 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 VENTURE, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (hereafter “Plaintiff”), is Plaintiff and SOUTHERN STAR PARTNERS, LTD, A FLORIDA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; DAVID NUNEZ; ANITA NUNEZ; WILLIAM ADAMS A/K/A WILLIAM A. ADAMS; TERRENCE BRISSON A/K/A TERRY 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 PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT#2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell 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 TENAN T (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, 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 o f 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 TENAN T 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, JURY ASSEMBL Y 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 THA T 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 Cler k 401563 ON 11/2,9/2011 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, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 27 day of October, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Cler k Van 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 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 401603 ON 11/2,9/2011 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Looking for a place to hang your hat? 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GRIESEMER, “JOHN DOE”,LEGAL NOTICE Galaxy Warehouses, 3050 S.W. 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee, FL, will be conducting a public sale or otherwise dispose of contents of the following units to satisfy the delinquent storage lien. This ad place in accordance with Florida Statutes 1985, Section 83.806. NAME UNIT # ELECTERIO REQUENA 45 HEATHER ZIPPERER 64 GREGORY ALLEN 67 PAMELA ALEXANDER 80 AMBER CAMPBELL 100 JOANN OSCEOLA 117 ROBERT BUHLMAIER 119 JANICE PETERS 132 Disposition will take place at Galaxy Warehouse at the above address on Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 2011 @ 8:00 AM. Items for sale include miscellaneous household, of ce, toys & tools. Open door sale, cash or credit card only. For additional information you may call (863) 763-5044. 402299 ON 11/9,16/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000327 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, VS. SHERI HEIL; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; JAY HEIL; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 3rd day of November, 2011 and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000327, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial CirLEGAL NOTICE OKEE WAREHOUSE, 2701 HWY. 70W, OKEECHOBEE, FL., WILL BE CONDUCTING A PUBLIC SALE OR OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF CONTENTS OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO SATISFY THE DELIENQUENT STORAGE LIEN. THIS AD IS PLACED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FLORIDA STATUTES 1985, SECTION 83.806 NAME UNIT # JAMES McKAY 2-17 AMANDA HARDEN 2-30 MELVIN BRICKER 3-04 JAVIER REYNA 6-08 GODFREY WINGFIELD 6-14 SANDRA VENTERS 6-17 EDWARD GUTHRIE 6-19 TRISH KOSKO 7-04 DANIEL McMILLIAN 7-24 DANIELLE McMILLIAN 7-25LISA & KEVIN DENTON 7-35LISA HERSH 8-43 ALBERT WILLIS 8-52 & 9-36 LINDA SULLIVAN 9-29 JESSE ZIPPERER 7-45 DISPOSITION WILL TAKE PLACE AT OKEE WAREHOUSE AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS ON SATURDAY, DEC. 2nd, @ 9:00 A.M. ITEMS FOR SALE INCLUDE MISC.HOUSEHOLD, OFFICE, TOYS & TOOLS. OPEN DOOR SALE. CASH OR CREDIT CARD ONLY. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, YOU MAY CALL (863) 763-5044. 402290 ON 11/9,16/2011 18 Okeechobee News November 9, 2011sure 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 PublicNotice 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 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice cuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and SHERI HEIL, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., JAY HEIL 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, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 7th day of December 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 13, SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS. 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 4th day of November 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k LAW OFFICES OF MARSHALL C. WATSON, P.A. 1800 N.W. 49TH STREET, SUITE 120 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 402457 ON 11/9,16/2011 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Pretax sums, e.g. 10 Hero at the Battle of Cabra, 1079 15 Blackmailer in David CopperfieldŽ 16 Actress Ta 17 They reach very large audiences 18 Agreements 19 Yucatn years 20 Wall Street down time? 22 Jailbird 23 Trains overhead 24 Profs aides 25 Memorable period 26 Love Dont Cost a ThingŽ singer, familiarly 27 City south of Fort Worth 28 Former Ger. currency 29 Football boot that takes unexpected bounces 32 Newsman Huntley 33 Grinch creator 34 Bird Down Under 35 Poke fun at 36 Fail to mention 37 Foliage-eating pest 39 Lushs sound 40 Chatters 41 Western alliance: Abbr. 42 Luther opponent Johann __ 43 NASDAQ debut 44 Shooter 45 Closest pal, in texting shorthand 48 Product sold below cost to attract customers 51 Jezebels deity 52 Flannel shirt pattern 53 Booming voice quality 55 __ Carlo 56 Cogito ergo sumŽ philosopher 57 Came to a close 58 Shrub with fluffy grayish flower clusters DOWN 1 PoisonŽ plant 2 Seventh planeta 3 Plains bovine 4 Soviet news agency 5 Resistance unit 6 Amoebalike movie alien 7 Dreaded mosquito 8 Darths daughter 9 Title gladiator played by Kirk Douglas 10 West Texas city 11 Gonerils father 12 Old military topper with a turned-up brim 13 Fit together 14 Repugnance 21 Big truck name 23 Yale Bowl cheerers 26 Equitable 27 Timid types 29 Long-sentence punctuation 30 Marsh hazard 31 Rows on pianos 32 CNBC interviewees 33 ... on my honorŽ 35 Fed who tracks down money launderers 37 Rubberneck 38 Exuberant modern compliment 40 Word before Age or cage 44 Gypsum painting surface 45 African language group 46 Looks toward 47 Its pressed on the campaign trail, with theŽ 49 Place to build 50 Consider 51 Cutting remark 54 Highland refusal By Brad Wilber (c)2009 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 10/10/09 10/10/09 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds.

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