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Publication Date: 11-20-2011
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Sunday, November 20, 2011 75¢ Plus ta x Vol. 102 No. 139 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 13.84 feetLast Year: 13.21 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Man accused of dragging girlfriend by the hair, over a fence ... Page 9 Narcotics Task Force provides Pill Amnesty drop off serviceBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News The nal numbers are in and this year's collection of outdated or unwanted medications totaled approximately 37,000 with an estimated street value of $175,445. According to a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force the medications are collected to not only keep them off the streets, but to keep them from being dumped into the sewer systems. The nal day for collections was Saturday, Nov. 12. The totals re ect what has been turned in from November of 2010 until last Saturday. As in previous years, all area citizens had to do was drive up to the collection point on N.W Sixth Ave. and hand their unwanted medica tions to a law enforcement of cer and driv e awayno questions asked. "We've been doing this three years now, said the detective. "We collected everythin g from aspirin to fetanyl patches to loaded sy ringes with diabetic medicationanythin g 37,000 unwanted medicines collected X-Treme shing on the Big O ... Page 23 NEWSTORE1865HWY70WWEACCEPTWHENYOUPURCHASEACARWASHAnyRegularly PricedMenuItem!With Coupon Only € Exp. 11/30/1110¢ offa gallon of gas20% offAnyCarWashWith Coupon Only € Exp. 11/30/11$2off8633570106 Special to the Okeechobee NewsFall Family Fun Fest a success!The rst Fall Family Fun Fest, sponsored by Butch's Redneck Yacht Club attracted hundreds of people to the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area on Nov. 12. For more on the story, see page 10. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News After being vacant for over seven months, the District 3 seat on the Okeechobee County Commission will be lled on Tuesday. The swearing in of Frank Irby to ll the vacant seat caused the death last march o f long-time commissioner Clif Betts will be the highlight of the Tuesday, Nov. 22, meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission. Retired Circuit Judge William Hendry will conduct the ceremony and, if past installations are any indication, the judge will also deliver an interesting history lesson. When commissioners get down to business after the swearing in, they may be in session for a while because they are facing a lengthy agenda. As a follow-up to a recent discussion on impact fees, commissioners will consider an ordinance to allow suspension or resumption of impact fees by resolution. They will also consider a resolution authorizing the suspension of collections of school impact fees. The school board recently suspended collection of impact fees. The county collects impacts fees for the school board and current regulations do not address a suspension of collection. New county commissioner to be sworn inSee COUNTY — Page 16 See AMNESTY — Page 16

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Today: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. East wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Extended ForecastMonday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. East northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind around 5 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph. Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. North northwest wind around 5 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 November 21stDecember 2nd Paul Sodahl3545 Highway 441 S, Okeechobee (Publix Shopping Plaza) 467-5333 HAPPY 16TH BIRTHDAY KAYCEE! LOVE YA! Dad, Nana, Pop and Granny BIRTHDAY 2 Okeechobee News November 20, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OAAStudents Working Against TobaccoFourth and fth grade students in the New Beginning Academy Program at Okeechobee Achievement Academy participate in SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco). Back row from left to right are: Ms. Pattie Mullins/Reading Coach (Co-Sponsor), Sarah Newton, Scott Yates, Brittany Newton, Cole Carpenter, Saul Mandragon, Ms. Amanda Blewett/Communities in Schools (Sponsor). In the front row are: Carlos Tovar, Juan Torres, Claudia Gonzales, Derick Chavis, Devon Scruggs and Chris Lanning. Okeechobee Forecast

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Buy local? Charlies Worms are made in Clewiston. Buddy Taylor over in Felda has a large line of BBQ sauces-Rubs & Seasonings. A numb er of ladies locally put up jams, jelly and s wamp cabbage relishes. Seminole Swamp Seasoning also puts out a good seasoning. In Dundee they make all sorts of candy from c itrus, along with jams, marmalades and jellies.  For gifts for your own family, why not give one that includes your time? For the kids, instead of a bunch of plastic toys that w ill be broken by New Years, how about a gift certi cate to take them to a theme park, c amping, the beach or some other outing t hat they would especially enjoy. Gift certi c ates are a great way for kids to give somet hing too. They can give Mom a gift certi c ate for yard work, babysitting a younger s ibling, washing the car or any chore that s he would appreciate. Justice Kagan Should Justice Elena Kagan recuse hers elf from the Obamacare case? When the bill w as signed Kagan was serving as Obama’s s olicitor general and was responsible for defending his administration’s positions in c ourt disputes. It would be better to be safe b y recusing herself.  Considering her emails which have b een released, it appears she has an obvious b ias in favor of the president’s health care b ill. She should not be allowed to now rule on the challenges to that health care bill in a Supreme Court decision. If she doesn’t rec use herself, it is going to look very bad for her and also for the Obama administration.  The chances are greater that this legislation will wind up back in Congress, not s ettled by the Supreme Court. Should everyone in Congress who agreed with it the rst time abstain from voting should it come b ack to the oor?  I think the government needs to keep t heir nose out of healthcare and several other things. Every time someone without health insurance goes to the ER or a Public Clinic the government, you & I, are paying for it. Why should I maintain health coverage for me and my family and those that don’t just get a free ride at the Doctors of ce or hospital, and I get the bill?  Not all people without insurance who visit the ER walks off and leaves their bill ... I pay my bills, not you or any other tax payer.  What makes you think forcing someone to purchase insurance is going to make the indigents bills go away? The way I see it is this: You take the cheapest insurance currently available, let’s say for $148 per month you can get a plan through AETNA. That sounds pretty good huh? Well, lets look at the benets: the deductible is $10,000 per year, yet the plan only pays at 40 percent. For someone like me who only needs catastrophic coverage, I would be forced to contribute to an insurance company’s coffer and would still wind up owing more than the plan would be worth in the long-run. So what’s the point of my being forced to take money out of my budget on a product that I would NEVER get any bene t from?  As far as health care goes, there are going to be those who will get free health care and who is going to pay for them? You and me that’s who is going to pay so no matter how you look at it the people who have health insurance and pay taxes are the ones footing the bill for those who can not afford insurance.Sexual harassment Where were these women who are now accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment back in 2000 when he ran for of ce? Guess he wasn’t enough of a threat for them to bother with back then.  As a woman in the construction industry, you can well imagine what I heard. I let it roll off like water on a duck’s back. I never wanted to be “equal” with men. I had higher expectations for myself.  A woman invites a man to dinner. The man misunderstands her intention and makes a pass. She turns him down. That’s the end of it. Now he is running for president and is doing well, it is suddenly sexual harassment. Even if you believe the women’s stories coming out about Cain, it sounds like what he allegedly did is very tame, especially compared to what Bill Clinton did in the White House. I’m not crazy about his 9-9-9 tax plan, but I don’t think this so-called sexual harassment should be a campaign issue. John Hatcher’s storyIf you attended the Okeechobee Blood Roundup last year, you may remember a gentleman named Paul who sat at the front door of the Freshman Campus Auditorium handing out yers about a bene t being held for his brother, John Hatcher, who was in desperate need of a kidney transplant. When signing in to register to donate blood, many of you donated in the name of John Hatcher so many that John won the Roundup’s rst prize of $500. Inquiries have been made as to the outcome of John’s quest for a kidney so I sat down for an interview with John and his wife, Sherri. Their story is one of disappointment and despair, hope and answered prayers, peace and appreciation for the wonderful people of our community we call Okeechobee. In 1989, John and Sherri moved from the east coast to Fort Drum so they could raise their three daughters – Melanie, Heather and Katie – in a small community. Eleven years ago, John found out he needed a new kidney. Luckily, Sherri was a perfect match so she donated one of her kidneys to her husband. A live donor’s transplanted kidney has a lifespan of approximately 7 to 10 years; John’s new kidney lasted 11 years until it began to fail. More 2 Life Church helped their daughters put on the bene t to raise funds to help defray the expensive process of testing each of the three girls to see if one of them could donate a kidney to their father. The $500 prize money helped pay for the expenses of testing, travel to and from Orlando’s Florida Hospital, and medications. Then John’s kidney failed. He spent one week at Florida Hospital having daily plasmapheresis treatments. Plasmapheresis is done to exchange plasma in the blood. Plasma is the liquid part of the blood that does not contain cells. Once the plasma is removed, fresh plasma from a donor or a plasma substitute is added back to the blood. These treatments kept John’s kidney functioning while the girls were being tested. In May, six months after the bene t, it was determined that the three girls could not donate a kidney to their father. John’s brother, Paul, was not an eligible donor. By now, John was on dialysis three days a week. John’s sister, Donna Nelson from Franklin, N.C., was tested to see if she could donate a kidney to John; after waiting a month for the test results, Donna was a perfect match. The transplant was scheduled for August then postponed until September 7, 2011. Sherri recalls how scared she and her famil y were as they waited for the doctor to repor t on the outcome of the operation. What was supposed to be a 3-1/2 hour surgery turned into a 5-1/2 hour ordeal. Donna started bleeding on the operating table and nearl y required a blood transfusion before th e bleeding was stopped. Today, John has been released to normal activity including driving, gardening, and hunting and shing with his grandchildren. John will be on immunosuppressant drugs for the rest of his life. His blood is tested and medications are checked frequently for several months; recent blood work shows tha t his new kidney is a success. John and Sherri are so very grateful fo r the family and community support over th e past year. They appreciate the members o f More 2 Life church for the bene t, the blood donors who donated in John’s name, th e prayers and well wishes of the community, and the love of their family – brother, sister, three daughters and eight grandchildren from the ages of 3 to 17. Although John is unable to donate blood, Sherri will and they encourage anyon e who is eligible to give the precious gift o f blood. The Sixth Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup, which over the past ve years has collected 2,189 units of blood to serve ou r local population, is under way today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus. This drive is now the largest independent community blood drive in Florida. Please help the Roundup meet the goal o f 600 units of blood collected in two days. Susan Williams Sunday, November 20, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsJohn and Sherri Hatcher

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper aggressively push the opinions of their publishers or corporate owners. But we dont think its our place to tell people what to think, or to try to control public opinion. Our editors insist on purposeful neutrality. We try to report the news fairly and facilitate a fair but vigorous discussion of public issues. We are proud to be journalists, not power brokers. And were proud to understand the difference. Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism W W e r e p o r t W e r e p o r t b u t Y O U b u t Y O U d e c i d e d e c i d e 5 Okeechobee News November 20, 2011 By Dan Culbert, horticulture agentUF/IFAS Extension ServiceA recent news article was published in our local paper about a renewed infestation of Giant African Land Snails (GALS) in Miami. While these critters are a real problem, as of Oct. 20, the known nds of this recent infestation is limited to the Miami area. It is a good idea, as suggested, that if persons nd this critter, that they should report it. If you see one of these snails, call the FDACS DPI tollfree helpline 888-397-1517. Our Extension of ce has had several calls and visitors asking for assistance with this issue since this story has run. Local residents have brought in several examples of suspected GALS, w hich have turned out to be another giant gastropod now known in our area for some time the Channeled Apple Snail. So it's an appropriate time to take a look at some of the commonly found snails in this area and learn about their habits and management in and around our Florida yards. Snail Habit: Because we have some areas that are moist and rich in organic material, it is no wonder that a number of land-based (i.e. terrestrial) snails are found in Florida. Some terrestrial snails are native, while others have come from other areas. Most of these snails are either bene cial or harmless. For example, Florida is host to some attractive but harmless tree-dwelling snails that feed on algae, fungi, and lichens, including at least one that is listed as threatened. However, a few snails may feed on economically important plants and have become pests. Food sources: While some snails feed on dead or decaying organic material, there are some that feed on living plant tissue. If the conditions of temperature, humidity and the kind of organic materials are right, some snails can become landscape and garden pests. Here's an extreme example: the Giant African Land Snail (GALS) is a potential threat to more than 500 different kinds of plants, including vegetables, eld, oil, ornamental and fruit crops. Not only are the GALS agricultural pests, but they can also cause structural damage to buildings by consumption of plaster and stucco, and in large numbers can cause extensive damage. A parasite in snails: In some cases, people bite back quite literally as some snails are grown for human food. Escargot is a dish of cooked land snails, usually served with lots of garlic and butter as an appetizer in French cuisine. Several species of snails (e.g. Helix sp.) are grown for this purpose. However, other snails can be a threat to public health because of their ability to spread diseases to animals and humans. They are known to be effective transmitters of a bacterium and a roundworm parasite, the rat lungworm. Such diseases can be transferred to humans by eating raw, undercooked, infected snail meat and uids, or even eating vegetables that have come in contact with infected snail slime. Humans could also become infected by handling live GALS if their secretions come in contact with eyes, nose or mouth. Bottom line: wear gloves to prevent infections if you need to handle the GALS snail. Snail IDGALS: "Giant African Land Snail" is a common name used to describe several snail species that are native to Africa. They are among the largest land snails in the world, growing up to 8 inches long and 4.5 inches wide. When fully grown, the shell has seven to nine complete spirals. The brownish shell may have stripes, and it covers at least half the length of the snail. Each snail can live as long as 9-10 years and survives both cool winters and warm summer temperatures. Because it contains both female and male reproductive organs, once fertilized it can produce tens of thousands of new snails. Channeled Apple Snail: The channeled apple snail is the critter that has been a recent of ce visitor. It occurs widely in South America and also now is found in Arizona and California. It is a serious pest of rice in Southeast Asia. The voracious channeled apple snail readily consumes most aquatic plants. It threatens natural lakes and wetlands because it competes with native apple snail species. Birds that depend on the native apple snail as its food source often cannot eat this larger invader. The shells of this invader vary from 1.5-3 inches in size. The color in the wild is yellowish to brown with or without dark spiral bands. They have 5 to 6 whorls that are separated by a deep, indented furrow, hence the name channeled. Channeled Apple snails produce what looks like a glob of Pepto-Bismol colored goo that contains 200 to 600 loosely attached eggs. They can be seen just above the waterline on docks, seawalls, trees, and plant stems. Compared to the eggs of native apple snails, those of the channeled apple snail are smaller, pinker, and more numerous. Eggs hatch in one to two weeks, releasing hundreds of juveniles into the water body. Native Apple Snail: The native Florida apple snail is a favorite food of some native birds, the endangered Snail kite and the Limpkin. With a length of 2 inches and a maximum diameter of 2 inches, the Florida apple snail is distinguished from other apple snails by its pattern of dark brown bands on a lighter brown background. Its striped pattern also provides camou age from predators. For the most part, native apple snails feed upon soft plant material, preferring algae, grasses, and duckweed. In the absence of a preferred food source, they have been observed preying upon other snail eggs or even smaller snails. Florida Tree snails: Many snails are found in trees, but only a few are exclusively arboreal for most or all of their life cycle. These tree snails are normally found on the ground only during egg-deposition or when dislodged from their perches. Some are up to 3 inches long, but tend to be smaller in colder areas. There are several different species with differences in stripes and color patterns. Several are endangered species and their range can be restricted to small areas. One that is fairly common is the Lined tree snail; it has brown bands that point towards the tip of the whorled shell. This snail is found on twig tips of both native and exotic trees and shrubs in southern Florida and in the Caribbean. They typically measure about an inch in length. These true tree snails feed on epiphytic growths such as algae, fungi and lichens on trees. They are not pests but can clear up the epiphytic "stuff" on tree limbs that some people nd objectionable. Cuban Land Snail: Deliberately introduced to the Miami area from Cuba in the early 1900s, the Cuban land snail is the most abundant of the large terrestrial snails in southern Florida. It can be found as far north as Tampa, and is readily transported with potted plants, so it is a quarantine issue. This snail has proved to be quite voracious, capable of consuming most plants it encounters. It attacks tropical fruit and citrus, most ornamental plants, and vegetable plants. On a site visit I made some time ago, these snails were so numerous that they stripped the bark off mature oleanders; every step taken near the plant crushed hundreds of snails on the ground. Adult Cuban lands snails are about an inch in size and possess 45 whorls. They are brown or yellowish brown in color, sometimes with brown streaks radiating from the center.Snail ManagementExclusion: One of the best ways to prevent snail problems it to make sure they don't arrive here in the rst place. Inspect any new plants carefully before bringing them home to reduce the chances of hitchhikers. If you travel abroad, don't bring extra guests with you, either on purpose or accidentally. And if you keep exotic pets, here's another example: A boy returning from Hawaii in 1966 brought three GAL snails into Florida, and his grandmother released them in her North Miami garden. In 1969, The Florida Division of Plant Industry was alerted to the infestations and began a survey and eradication program. By 1973, over 18,000 snails were destroyed. This is probably what has occurred again with the latest GALS infestation. Traps: The old beer in the saucer method can sometimes be used to capture and remove snails apple cores or other materials may also be used to attract snails into a trap. The basic idea is to create an environment that is attractive, but once the mollusk enters, it cannot escape. Predators: Here's another alternative for controlling snails pests the rosy wolf snail readily attacks other snails. It is native to the southeastern U.S., and is common in woodlands and gardens in Florida. I don't know of any place that these could be purchased, but if you see them, know they are de nitely good guys that should be left to roam your Florida Yard. Cultural and Chemical management: If there are pesky snails in your garden or landscape, moisture management is the rst step. Reduce the amount of water being used, and in some cases, removal of extra thick layers of leaf litter or mulch may be helpful in making the site less attractive to snails. In some cases it may be appropriate to use some speci c chemical pesticides for snails, but care is de nitely in order with this management method. Often the molluscides available for homeowner use are baits containing the active ingredient metaldehyde. These can also be toxic to pets and wildlife. Other products contain carbamate products or iron phosphate. I have seen snail control products that may have a combination of these materials with other active ingredients such as insecticides. Will these other pesticides really be necessary for your situation? Read the label carefully and follow all instructionsthe Label is the Law! Please ask for our assistance if you need more information. Additional information on exotic and native snails can be found in archived news articles on our website. For more information, please contact the Okeechobee Extension of ce at 863763-6469, or go to the Okeechobee Extension web page, http://okeechobee.ifas.u .edu. Local residents can also stop by our of ce at 458 Hwy. 98 North in Okeechobee. See pictures of these critters online: http://okeechobee.ifas.u .edu/News%20 columns/Okeechobee.Snails.htm. Time to get savvy about snails!

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Ladies Auxiliary to host Sunday BreakfastLadies VFW Auxiliary Buckhead Ridge 9528 will hold there monthly breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a donation of $5. We will have sausage, eggs, biscuits & gravy, coffee juice. Everyone is welcome to join us, open to the public. We would like to thank you in advance. Any questions please call Buckhead Ridge VFW at 863-467-2882. All monies raise will help the Veterans and their families.Eagles to host Sunday breakfastSunday, Nov. 20, Eagles North is having breakfast. The donation is $5. Come eat with us. Proceeds go to Ladies Auxiliary grocery fund. Beginnings concert bene ts Healthy Start Church of our Saviour Episcopal will present the Fourth Annual "Beginnings" concert, Sunday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m. to bene t "Healthy Start" of Okeechobee. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Admission for the concert is a package of diapers or a donation to Healthy Start. The public is invited to come and support a worthy cause and enjoy an afternoon of music including classical, Broadway, Modern, and American classics. Church of our Saviour is located at 200 NW 3rd street (Across from the courthouse) in downtown Okeechobee.Senatorial candidate to visitThe Republican Party would like to invite you to come and meet George LeMieux, who is running as a candidate for Senator and who will be in town on Monday, Nov. 21 7 p.m. at the Republican Party Of ce, 401 NW 4th Street, Okeechobee. Please come meet him, listen to him speak and ask questions. You may call 863-532-9623 for anymore information.Historical Society meeting scheduledThe Okeechobee Historical Society will be holding their monthly meeting at noon on Monday, Nov. 21 in the Historical Society Museum on Highway 98. Anyone with an interest in local history is encouraged to attend this monthly, covered dish luncheon.CCC meeting announcedThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee School Board Of ce. Spotlight Speaker: Emily Sawyer and Marcia Hayden, Area Agency on Aging and Teresa Chandler, B.R.A.T. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson at 462-5000, Ext. 257.Shrine Club plans dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will offer a delicious spaghette dinner Tuesday, Nov. 22 The Shrine now offers SMOKE FREE dining. Music is provided from 5 to 8 p.m. for your listening and dancing pleasure. All proceeds go to Shrine bene ts. For more information, contact the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Car wash/Yard Sale to bene t Pet RescueCome and get your car washed and help the animals of the Humane Society Pet Rescue. Cars will sparkle when washed by members of the 4-H Club for a donation and you can shop the bargains at the Yard Sale while you are here. The event will be held at the Tractor Supply on Saturday, Nov. 26.Annual Hamfest in the Woods plannedThe Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will hold their annual "Hamfest in the Woods" on Saturday, Nov. 26 at Freedom Ranch, 11655 US Hwy 441 SE, beginning at 8 a.m. Entry to the hamfest is $5 per person and includes free parking. Tailgating (selling from your car or truck) is an additional $5. per space. If you have radios, electronics, computers or antennas to sell in the Okeechobee area, this is the place to be and the day to be there. There will be a 50/50 drawing and several prizes given away during the event, food is available for sale, along with lots of things to see. If you have an interest in Amateur Radio, a hamfest is a great way to learn more about it. For more information, contact Tom Timmons (N3RHV) at ttimmons@dtimmons.comSmall Business Saturday' announcedThe Second Small Business Saturday¨ is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. On Nov. 26 we're asking millions of Americans to shop small at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge. The following website (http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/) provides access to all types of marketing material for your usage.Dine with the Doctor date announcedOn Tuesday, Nov. 29 Raulerson Hospital will host its monthly physician lecture series, Dine with the Doctor. During Dine with the Doctor, local physicians speak to the community regarding various health topics. These informative sessions are open to the public. The physicians usually have a question and answer session following their topics. Dine with the Doctor is held in Raulerson Hospital's Cafeteria. Each Dine with the Doctor begins with Raulerson Hospital serving a dinner for $5 per person at 4:30 p.m. At 5 p.m., the physician begins his/her medical lecture. The physician lecture is free. This month's Dine with the Doctor speaker is Dr. Manual Garcia, MD. Dr. Garcia is a general surgeon, he will speak about many of the surgical services available at Raulerson Hospital and more. To RSVP for Dine with the Doctor, contact 800-449-8642. Shrine Club plans dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will offer a delicious spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Nov. 29 beginning at 4 p.m. The Shrine now offers SMOKE FREE dining. Music is provided from 5 to 8 p.m., for your listening and dancing pleasure. All proceeds go to Shrine bene ts. For more information, contact the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Think Tank' group hosts meetingFree Mastermind Group Study on "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" by John C. Maxwell, facilitated by: Paul A. Rieck. This is for individuals who are focused on taking results in every area of their lives to a ne w level. The group study is for an hour a wee k for a period of eight weeks beginning on Nov. 29. Please call Paul at 863-697-9663 for more information.Registration for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Registration for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading has begun at the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov. 30 K5-6th grade, boys and girls. 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.Rec time' opens for kids at Sports Complex PavilionThe County Parks & Recreation Department is offering "Rec. Space" for those looking for something fun after school once a week. Every Thursday, from 3:30-5 p.m., there will be ping pong tables, "Minute-to-Win-It" games and other activities set up on one side of the Sports Complex Pavilion. Anyone can enjo y drop-in play, learn how to play ping-pong or challenge yourselves to minute games at no cost. Children 10 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Runs through Dec. 15 (except Thanksgiving week). 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Okeechobee News November 20, 2011 Community Events

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Our producers internet sales are really high, check us out online. Butler Oaks topped the cow market with a high of $74. Rafter El & Jimmie Smith topped the calf market with a high of $2.05. Let’s all give thanks where it’s due. Closed Nov. 21-22. Todd More exibility in relocating gopher tortoises may lead to more of the threatened, long-lived tortoises being moved from areas about to be developed onto public conserv ation lands, so the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Nov. 17 approved revisions to gopher tortoise permitting guidelines to enable that. “Today’s approved revisions are part of the FWC’s adaptive management strategy that balances the most effective gopher tortoise conservation with the needs of Floridians,” said Deborah Burr, Gopher Tortoise Management Plan Coordinator. The revisions to the permitting guidelines are also designed to achieve the conservation objectives for the management plan. One objective addresses decreasing gopher tortoise deaths on lands proposed for development through responsible relocation of the tortoises. Another objective calls for repopulating gopher tortoises on public conservation lands where they no longer occur or where densities are low. The revisions streamline the process for the Disturbed Site permit. This permit authorizes the relocation of gopher tortoises after sites have been prematurely cleared and before tortoises have been relocated. The FWC approved its rst management plan for gopher tortoises in September 2007, providing conservation measures to ensure gopher tortoises thrive in Florida. The plan also calls for permitting guidelines that enable Florida to meet the tortoise’s habitat needs now and in the future. Initially approved in 2008, the guidelines are revised as the FWC learns more about balancing the needs of gopher tortoises and people. The current revisions came after meetings with stakeholders during the past year. The input received was incorporated into the revisions approved by the Commission. Four years after adopting its rst Gopher Tortoise Management Plan, the FWC is also asking the public to share its thoughts on improving conservation of the gopher tortoise. Loss of habitat is the main threat to the gopher tortoise’s survival, and that plan will be updated in 2012. Florida has accomplished much for gopher tortoises in the past four years, including the humane relocation of more than 4,000 gopher tortoises from sites slated for development. Conserving the gopher tortoise is essential not only to the tortoise, which lives for up to 60 years, but to 350 other Florida species, such as the indigo snake and burrowing owl, which share and shelter in the tortoise’s extensive burrows. People with suggestions on revising the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan can review it and submit their ideas online at http://share.myfwc.com/GT2/Lists/Input on Revisions to the GT Mgmt Plan. Public input will be accepted through Nov. 28. For more information on the gopher tortoise, please visit MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise. FWC may revise gopher tortoise guides

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds boaters and personal watercraft operators to slow down and watch out for Florida’s of cial marine mammal. The lumbering, slow-moving manatees generally start traveling to warm waters when the air drops below 50 degrees or water temperatures dip to 68 degrees. November is also Manatee Awareness Month, and the FWC wants to alert boaters to the slow speed zones now going into effect on the rivers, canals and waterways where manatees travel. “If you think you see a manatee, slow down and give the animal plenty of room because it may not be alone. It may have a calf or be traveling with other manatees,” said Kipp Frohlich, who leads the FWC’s imperiled species management section. How to spot this aquatic giant? Boaters and personal watercraft operators should scan the water near or in front of their vessels and look for the signs that manatees are close by, including swirls resembling a large footprint, a repetitive line of half-moon swirls, a mud trail, or a snout or uke (tail) breaking the water’s surface. Other steps that boaters and personal watercraft operators can take to help manatees migrate safely:  Keep vessels in marked channels;  Wear polarized sunglasses to improve your vision;  Obey posted boat speed zones;  Use poles, paddles or trolling motors when close to manatees;  Have someone help scan the water when under way. Besides following manatee-safety recommendations, people can help manatees survive by reporting sick, distressed, injured, orphaned or entangled manatees to the FWC’s Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or text message Tip@MyFWC.com (standard usage fees may apply). Florida residents also can call #FWC and *FWC via cell phone. Manatee conservation is supported b y Floridians who purchase the state’s manatee license plate. Funds from this specialty tag go directly to manatee research and conservation. Visit MyFWC.com/Manatee or call the FWC at 850-922-4330 for more information. Slow down for manatees as they travel to warmer waters Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCDuring the winter months, manatees head for warmer waters, such as springs and power plant discharges.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man was arrested after an argument w ith his girlfriend led to him allegedly dragging her along a city street and over a fence by the hair on her head. Leonel Ruiz, 20, S.W. Second St., was arrested Thursday, Nov. 17, on a felony charge of false imprisonment and a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $6,000. Jail records show that he was released on bond Friday afternoon. An arrest report by Of cer Lawrence Parzygnat, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated that a witness recounted seeing Ruiz and his 17-year-old girlfriend arguing. The witness also described to the of cer how the young woman w as dragged by her hair and thrown into a ditch. According to the of cer's report, Ruiz and his girlfriend were in the street and arguing in the 100 block of S.W. 10th Ave. While the w itness was on the phone calling 9-1-1, Ruiz reportedly grabbed the girl by her hair with one hand and by the arm with his other hand and threw her hard into a drainage ditch on the west side of S.W. 10th Ave. Ruiz5-foot-10 and 180 poundsreportedly went into the ditch, grabbed the girl by her hair and dragged her out of the ditch and into the street. The of cer's report stated that the girl was trying to escape her attacker, but he had her by the hair and by her arm along and she was unable to get away. Ruiz then walked the girl across an empty lot on the corner of S.W. 10th Ave. and S.W. Second St. But instead of walking around a fence and into their own yard, Ruiz pulled the helpless girl over the fence by the hair on her head, continued the of cer's report. At that point Ruiz pulled the girl into his residence, the witness reportedly told Of cer Parzygnat. With the couple inside the home, the witness reportedly feared for the girl's life, added the report. Of cer Parzygnat's report also made note that another man saw most of the argument and how the girl was battered but he apparently did not try to stop Ruiz. The man also would not sign a witness statement because, he reportedly said, Ruiz is his best friend, stated the of cer. The of cer stated in his report the witness told him that the second man "... walked beside them the entire time and then opened the door for them..." as Ruiz pulled the girl inside the residence. The of cer's report does not indicate if the girl was injured or if she received any medical treatment. 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When the of cer told Williams that his transfer had been denied, he reportedly walked around the of cer's desk and began punching and slapping him. Other OCI of cers entered the of ce when they heard the commotion and placed Williams in handcuffs. Deputy Bradley said the of cer suffered a bloody lip. The deputy went on to note that the of cer had visible redness about his ears and face and there was swelling along his jaw. A records check indicated that Williams was arrested Dec. 10, 1998, on the robbery charge and entered the state prison system on May 24, 2000. Williams also served a little over a year in prison when he was convicted in Pinellas County of grand theft motor vehicle, carrying a concealed rearm and driving while license suspended/revoked. Those records show that he entered prison Aug. 19, 1997, and was released Nov. 12, 1998. OCI inmate accused of hitting of cer Terry L. Williams Leonel Ruiz

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The very rst Family Fun Fall Festival hosted by Butch's Redneck Yacht Club was an exciting success, from the smokey smell of the BBQ contest headed up by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Department to the constant kerplunk of competitors bags bouncing on the boards at the Bubbas Redneck Y acht Clubs cornhole tournament. Full Moon took the stage christening the parks amphitheater with its rst band. Spare Change, Phil Eddings, and the Chobee Steelers also preformed for the audience. The bounce house and slides provided by Taylor Rental were a hit as were the exotics from Animal Adventures and the pony rides given by Wagon Wheel Horse Farms. The balloon animals by Eugene the Magician were entertaining as well as the demonstrations by RC Airboat World. Marsh Beast showed up to give airboat rides also donated 100 percent of their proceeds back to the OHS Band for the trip. Thanks also goes out to Okeechobee County Fire Rescue and FWC for sending out volunteers and showcasing their equipment. To all the volunteers, vendors, and not for pro t groups who showed up, your support is greatly appreciated. Once again thanks to all our sponsors who with their support made this event a reality: Big Lake Roo ng & Repair, Tree Locaters, Inc., Tri Co Supply, Atland Recycling, Inc., G&K Tractor Service, Sur n the Net Computer Repair, BHR Moose #2417, Treasure Island Shell, W.W. Lumber, Taylor Rental, Okeechobee Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Factory Direct Builders, Total Roadside Service, Lehman Auto Body & Service Center, Izzy's Tire Service, St. Lucie Tire & Battery, Arnolds Sod, Bill's Mini Mart, Florid a Engine Rebuilders. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News November 20, 2011 Okeechobee NewsSnappy visitTara Hunt of Okeechobee was just one of many visitors to the Animal Adventures area at the Family Fun Fest held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Okee-Tantie Park. Tara pets a baby alligator with safety tape around its jaws to keep it from “snapping” at visitors. Sue Pearce from the Animal Adventures Wildlife Center brought a number of exotic animals with her to show off to festival goers to help draw attention to the need for caretakers, donations and supplies. Family Fun Fall Festival a great success Courtesy photoChobee Steelers performed for the audience at the festival. This young man looks interested in the steel drum instrument. Courtesy photoYoung visitor at the festival gets to hug a bunny at the petting zoo. Courtesy photoThis young man got to handle the water hose just like the remen standing by.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 1796 Hwy 441 North Okeechobee, FL 34972 € (863) 763-2151 € RaulersonHospital.com For a Free Physician Referral & Healthcare Questions, Call CONSULT-A-NURSE at 1-800-449-8642 To schedule an appointment contact 877-331-7027 Some Of Our Services Available Include:Emergency CareTwenty-four hours, seven days a week, Emergency Room care RadiologyX-ray, Ultrasound, MRI, CAT Scan, and Nuclear MedicineRehabilitationIncluding Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, & Occupational TherapySurgical ServicesIncluding Colon/Rectal Surgery, Ear Nose & Throat Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynecology, Orthopedic, Podiatry, Stereotactic Breast Surgery, TIF (for chronic heartburn), Vascular Surgery and Urology Raulerson Hospital will become a smoke-free campus effective November 1, 2011. This September Raulerson Hospital was recognized as a top performing hospital in The Joint Commissions Top Performers on Key Quality Measures Program. 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 13 Okeechobee News November 20, 2011 Hospital hosts Dine with the Doctor lecture series Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Nov. 7-11 include: kindergarten, Alicia Johnson, Sinthia Rivera-Chavez, Zachary Slattery, Thomas Alvarez, Alicia Salazar-Rendon; rst grade, Cecilia Seca, Lillie Homan, Leon Longoria, Nova Nichols, Rosa Palacio, Amanda Crapps, Joshua Courson; second graders, Christian CorreaMendoza, Faith Brazil, Jessica Cordell, Zacharius Anderson, Isaac Cardosa, Elizabeth Cox; third grade students, Ian Hernandez-Alfaro, Bryan Dersa, Liliana Rodriguez, Melanie Urvina-Rodriguez, Jace Selph; fourth grade students, Trey St. Pierre, Eliel Esquivel, Jonathan Johnson, Kolby Yingling, Dazhia Washington; fth graders, Ciara Kackley, Shian Koebernik, Timmy Cox, Julie Hines and Allan Portocarrero. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESCelebrating patriotismPatriotic Night was celebrated at South Elementary on Nov. 10. Our cafeteria was decorated with a patriotic themed display created by students. This was the back drop for speeches given by fourth grade students commemorating veterans. Pictured are: Brecken Weliver-Hoover, Casen Durrance, Latt Durrance and Nicholas Hayford. On Tuesday, Nov. 29 Raulerson Hospital will host its monthly physician lecture series, Dine with the Doctor. During Dine with the Doctor, local physicians speak to the community regarding various health topics. These informative sessions are open to the public. The physicians usually have a question and answer session following their topics. Dine with the Doctor is held in Raulerson Hospital’s Cafeteria. Each Dine with the Doctor begins with Raulerson Hospital serving a dinner for $5 per person at 4:30 p.m. At 5 p.m. the physician begins his/her medical lecture. The physician lecture is free. This month’s Dine with the Doctor speaker is Dr. Manual Garcia, MD. Dr. Garcia is a general surgeon, he will speak about many of the surgical services available at Raulerson Hospital and more. To rsvp for Dine with the Doctor, contact 800-449-8642. Dine with the Doctor dates:  Nov. 29, 2011;  Dec. 27, 2011;  Jan. 31, 2012;  Feb. 28, 2012;  March 27, 2012;  April 24, 2012;  May 29, 2012;  June 26, 2012.

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MIAMI—The National Family Partnership (NFP) announced its annual call-for-entries for the new theme of next year’s Red Ribbon Week. “The winner will receive national acclaim and recognition,” said Peggy Sapp, NFP’s volunteer president. “The winning slogan and design will be used throughout 2012 at thousands of schools and communities across America.” In its 27th year as the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign, Red Ribbon Week reaches 80 million people each year throughout the United States. The winner will receive $500 worth of Red Ribbon Week 2012 merchandise for their K-12 school. Every year, teachers, students, parents, prevention organizations and concerned citizens compete to have their idea chosen as the new national slogan for Red Ribbon Week.How to enter the contest:Entries must be received by Dec. 1, 2011 via email to info@nfp.org (or via mail to National Family Partnership, 2490 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145). Please include your name, school, telephone number and email address. Contest rules and full details are available at www.nfp.org.Helpful hints:Red Ribbon Week is celebrated in schools across America, with large banners and signs hung from marquees and fences. Your theme and design should work within this context. Themes should be brief and as catchy as possible (2011’s theme was “It’s Up To Me To Be Drug Free.” The theme for 2010 was “I Am Drug Free: Choices = Consequences.” Other recent annual slogans include “100% Me Drug Free,” “Look At Me I’m Drug Free” and “Drug Free Is The Key.” While the red ribbon should be prominently featured in the design, it is not required. Please refer to the red ribbon logo at www. redribbon.org. And last, don’t be afraid to use other colors (in addition to red) in your entry.National recognition:The winning theme will be displayed and featured on products at the 2012 Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) Annual Leadership Forum (which brings together 2,500 leaders from community anti-drug coalitions, the media, government, addiction treatment professionals, researchers, educators, law enforcement, and faith-based organizations). The winning slogan will also be recognized via Red Ribbon Week’s national media relations and social media campaigns. Contest to choose 2012 Red Ribbon Week theme 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 November Special with your new FREE Checking account* Direct Deposit required. www.mid” orida.comFederally insured by NCUA. Take a break from your bank.Move to OKEECHOBEE 3261 U.S. Hwy. 441 S.(866) 913-3733Habla Espaol (877) 834-6376 *A $5 minimum savings account is required for membership. 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They are: Jezalyn Chillemi, Gauge Powell, Logan Hamblen, Piper Watts, Devin Figueroa, Marisol Denova, Karen DeVoss, Sarah Dodd, Taylor Muf er, Tristin Simmons, Leodegario Lopez, Michael Simpson, Alyssa VaVra, Chase Beal, Alias Wing eld, Janessa Nunez, Filiberto Sanchez and Juan Gomez.

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During the rst amnesty collection year in 2009, the detective said 6,000 drugs with an estimated street value of $30,000 were turned over. Last year, that number climbed to over 20,000 different medications with an estimated street value of $100,000. And, added the detective, those who gave up their old medications were happy to do so. “The community was very supportive and they thanked us for doing this,” the detective added. Taking part in the collection were members of law enforcement from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce and the Okeechobee City Police Department. The detective said Joe Gagliardi, a certied pharmacist with CVS Pharmacy, was on hand to identify and document the amount of the prescription medicines being given to law enforcement. The local effort was part of the Prescription Drug Take Back Day that is endorsed by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). It is a nationwide campaign aimed at getting rid of unwanted and unused prescription medicines, and preventing the theft and abuse of the medications. According to the DEA, medicines in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to theft, misuse and abuse. Studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family, friends and the homemedicine cabinet. Many people also don’t know how to dispose of their unused medicine. Flushing it down the toilet and throwing it away are both potential safety and health hazards. AMNESTYContinued From Page 1 Commissioners are scheduled to hear a presentation from Doug Coward, interim executive director of the Solar Energy Loan Fund Organization. They will decide whether to allow or disallow this program to be offered to the citizens of Okeechobee County. This program provides low interest no money down loans to help property owners overcome the high up front cost of energy retro ts and solar products. Commissioner will also hear a presentation from Spillman Technology concerning a new software application for more ef cient information sharing and dispatching. County administrator Robbie Chartier will present a plan for reorganization of county departments. Currently there are 18 department heads who report directly either to the county administrator or to the deputy administrator. Mrs. Chartier’s proposal would reduce that number to eight. If approved, the changes would take place immediately. However, due to budget restrictions, not all department head positions would be lled at this time. At the request of Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, the board will discuss the current policy on roads not maintained by the county. He would like the board to consider a one-time grading and/or application of asphalt millings. The current county policy basically says that the county will not accept roads for maintenance unless they meet county speci cations. Commissioners are expected to issue a proclamation honoring Darrell En ner for 37 years as parks and recreation director. A reception for Mr. En nger will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the rst oor of the courthouse. Turning to other items, the board is expected to:  consider an agreement for professional services with GLE Associates, Inc. for engineering services in connection with an Energy Ef ciency and Conservation Block Grant;  authorize appropriation of $45,500 to New Horizons;  approve a disaster recovery memorandum of agreement between the health department and emergency management.  issue a proclamation designating the week of Dec. 5–11 as Citizen Board Volunteer Week in the county;  redraw commission district boundaries to conform to the 2010 census;  approve the nal change order for the S.W. 28th St. Drainage Improvement Project;  approve additional time to Craig A. Smith and Associates for professional services in connection with the S.W. 28th St. Drainage Improvement Project; and,  ratify the code enforcement special magistrate’s recommendation for a ne reduction;Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 If you go ...What: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission When: 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 Where: Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. ASSE, a non-pro t, public bene t organization, is seeking dynamic individuals who enjoy working with international students. ASSE area representatives help foreign high school exchange students experience the American way of life by spending a year with an American family while attending a local high school. In addition, ASSE area representatives promote opportunities for high school students who wish to study abroad. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Mariah Newkirk had 34 points to lead the South Fork Lady Bulldogs to a 56-34 victory over Okeechobee High School’s Lady Brahmans in varsity girls basketball action Thursday night. Okeechobee (0-2) only trailed 26-22 at the half but were outscored 14-5 in the third quarter. Freshman Carly McCoin led the Lady Brahmans with 15 points. Chanice Whitton had 11 points for South Fork and Ami Edwards had ve points for Okeechobee. Okeechobee showed signs of life in the rst half as they played hard on defense and did their best to contain Newkirk, and Indiantown product. “Ever since last year they couldn’t really stop me. My goal this year is to average 25 points per game so 34 tonight was better than what I expected,” Newkirk said. Newkirk said South Fork should have a good season this year because there are more girls working hard on both ends of the court. Brahman Coach Erin Morrow said her team tried to focus on Newkirk on defense. Many times Mariah was able to slash her way through two or three Brahmans on her way to the hoop or to the foul line. “She is a really good player. We must work on our help defense. She is a threat on every possession but I felt we played hard on defense,” she said. Okeechobee hung tough in the rst half as they traded baskets with the older and more mature Bulldogs. The team has worked on little things in practice like outlet passes, defensive posture, boxing out and beating pressure defense. Coach Morrow said they are making progress because the y are paying attention and working hard. “I’ve seen a lot of positives in the past three games. I’m proud of the kids for working hard, for listening, and for making adjustments during the game. Tonight the third quarter killed us and we started to hang our heads a little bit and couldn’t recover,” she added. The Brahman JV also fell in a close contest to South Fork. The Lady Brahmans’ next home game is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., against Fort Pierce Central. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.century21okeechobee.com€ Email: century21okeechobee@earthlink.net € 1200 S.Parrott Ave. N E W L I S T I N G 5020-M: Larkee Lakes. Remodeled with drywall, new flooring and counter tops. Lg shed, two carports, extra septic tank & electrical meter for motor home hook up. $80,000 MLS #205384 3001-H: Kings BayConcrete block home in a nice neighborhood. HOA with pool, clubhouse, tennis courts and lawn maintenance. $98,000 MLS# 205105 5005-H: Lakeport Waterfront on a large corner lot. Concrete Seawall, workshop, porch, ceramic tile floors. 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Call us for a free quote. 17 Okeechobee News November 20, 2011 OHS girls basketball team loses to South Fork Christmas window decorating contestMain Street will again hold the annual Christmas Window Decorating Contest for businesses throughout the city. This year a rst and second place will be named for Large Window Display; Small Window Display and Overall Business Display. Decorations must be completed by Tuesday, Dec. 6, and judging will occur from Wednesday, Dec. 7 through Friday, Dec. 9. The winners will be announced at the festival on Dec. 10.Hospice plans 2012 ‘Festival of Trees’Hospice of Okeechobee’s annual Festival of Trees will be held Nov. 28 through Dec. 4. Delivery/set up of trees will be from Nov. 14 to Nov. 22. Hospice of Okeechobee is currently seeking donations of fully-decorated Christmas trees and other Christmas items to display and sell through a silent auction process. Please contact Frank Irby 863467-2321 for more information. Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(at left) Ami Edwards posts up at the foul line during their home opener on Thursday. South Fork was able to hold Edwards to ve points. (at right) Freshman Carly McCoin #23 continued her strong play with 15 points against South Fork Thursday.

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This position will be responsible for providing administrative support, coordinate meetings, schedules, events, order supplies, copying, ling, and will coordinate and assist in preparing power point presentations, spreadsheets, and reports. Associates degree required, must have a high level of pro ciency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook. Experience in agricultural operations highly recommended. Fluent in Spanish and/or Creole preferred. Excellent salary and bene t package. Please apply in person at the Heartland Workforce in Sebring, FL or email resume to HRJobs@vercipia.com Employment Full Time FARM SUPERVISOR Highlands Ethanol is searching for several Farm Supervisors for its growing agricultural operation. This position will be responsible for cultivation and growing services for our 20k+ acre commercial farm. Responsibilities include managing tractor operators and irrigation techs; managing cultivation and growing activities, and land maintenance activities. 10+ years in experience in large scale agriculture preferred. Experience in crop irrigation systems; sugar cane or other perennial crop experience preferred. Fluent in Spanish &/or Creole preferred. Please apply in person at the Heartland Workforce in Sebring, FL or email resume to HRJobs@vercipia.com Law Firm Receptionist/ Secretary Part-time, Must have multi-line Phone and Customer Service Experience. Bilingual a+, Fax Resume to (772) 466-4333 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Medical We have immediate openings for the following positions: To complete an online application, please visit www.raulersonhospital.com or you may come to Human Resources, Raulerson Hospital, 96 Hwy. 441 N, Okeechobee, FL €Case Manager, F/T €Engineering Manager, F/T €RNs: F/T, P/T, PRN €Pharmacist: F/T, PRN €Ultrasound Tech: F/T, PRN €Occupational Therapist: PRN €Occupational Therapy Assistant: PRN €Physical Therapist: PRNWe offer competitive wages & excellent benefits 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 AntiquesCO-OP ANTIQUES YARD SALE NEW LOCATION NEW ITEMS 1214 SW 2nd AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN) Tue-Sat 10am-4pm START CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. FURNITURE,CRYSTAL, FEATHER WEIGHTS, PRIMITIVES,CROCKS, TRUNKS AND LAMPS. Guns/SuppliesRomanian WASR-10 (ak-47) w/threaded barrel, cleaning kit, bayonet, mag pouch, 2-30rd mags, 2-5rd mags, 60rds of ammo. $400 Call Heather 863-697-9103 ID REQUIRED MedicalItemsFor Sale Golden Scooter Battery Charger, Like New Used Very Little. $1,100 or Best Offer Call 863-357-5733 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Pets/SuppliesFor Sale because of illness, 6 year old Pug with papers. Asking $300 Call 863-763-1049 or 863-610-0391 Stereo Equipment 50/60’s Juke Box Old time Rockola from Players Pub, 50/60’s music with extra records, great collection excellent condition $600 Call 863-634-3451 Wanted ToBuy3/2/2 house in Palm Creek with screen or Florida room. Closing when you want 863-467-7996 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com FarmEquipment10,000 lb. 2 axle equipment trailer with ramps. 18 ft. long can be used for heavy equipment, cars, or buggie. Excellent condition, new paint, good tires. $1800.00 Can be seen at Eli’s or call Tony (561)202-7213 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 Apartments 2/1 duplex, w/d, NW 5th St. $700 + $500 Security & 2/1 2 story apt. Oak Lake $650 + $500 security & 2/2 Villa $800 + $600 security 863-634-3312. 800 sq. ft. Ef ciency Apartment w/attached garage, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. Beautiful neighborhood. No pets. References needed. $600 deposit. $750/mo. Includes all utilities, basic cable. 863-697-2065 Beane Point Apartments Apts. are furnished and all utilities paid. Adult complex, no pets or children. Required sec. dep. + one week rent. A background check will be done, also verify employment. (863)357-2044 Leave name and number if no answer. BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784 FURN EFFICENCY TCI, On Lake with dock, util/cable included. No pets, $600/mo. 1st & last month. (863)697-3351 GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED APARTMENTS for rent in Okeechobee. Must meet eligibility requirements. Please call 863-467-2079. TTY 1-800-233-6694. LG. CLEAN APT in town. 2/2, w/d, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. OKEECHOBEE2 Cottages, 1 on Rim Canal. Starting $150 week. (772)359-1640. 18 Okeechobee News November 20, 2011 Employment MedicalCelebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and online.

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Houses-Rent3/2 Located in Kings Bays $850.00 per month includes Lawn maintenance and access to Pool and Tennis Courts. Call for Info 863-697-9680 3/2/1Furnished or unfurnished, Basswood, tile thru-out. Rent based on needs. 3/2/1Basswood, carpet/vinyl, fenced, screen patio, shed $900. 2/2/1 B.H.R. waterfront unfurnished $900. Sena Treadway Big Lake Real Estate 863-697-3207 3/2/2 HOUSE for rent in SW section. Children and pets welcome. 863-634-9330 or 863-467-2541 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 FT. Drum 33692 NE 9th Ave. 4 acre pasture, 1bdrm CBS home, old barn, Pet Fee. $500 deposit $500 monthly Call 912-224-4658 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 GORGEOUS! 4/3/3, New Executive home. Private community. Beautiful new appliances. MUST SEE 910 SE 11th St. (786)800-6545 or (863)763-6735 OKEECHOBEE3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $600 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK2br, 2ba, $800/mo, furnished or 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 RoomsTo RentROOM FOR RENT $400Master bedroom with private bath. Includes high speed internet, horses okstall available. 3350 NW 172nd Ct. Call Sara @ 863-801-5182 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Land-SaleOKEECHOBEE 5 Acres $2,000 down. Park your own trailer or house, owner nancing $49,000. 863-763-6358 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome RentBUCKHEAD 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 OKEECHOBEE 2/1 single wide Treasure Island, quiet street, dead end, sea wall, boat slip, lake access, $445/mo (423)237-8948 RIVER ACRES 2BR/1.5BA, Single, on Kissimmee River, $600/mo. + sec. & electric. Yearly lease. (863)634-8885 TREASURE ISLAND 3/2, New carpet, large yard, large shed. Move in $700. 1/1, Condo with util. Move in $600. Call: 863-634-0663. MobileHomeSale BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 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. MobileHomeSale Palm Harbor Homes Factory Direct Sale 15K-25K Off Models 800-622-2832 ext 210 Park Model Fla room Waters Edge RV Park Treasure Isl next to V.F.W. on water. Have to see $26,000 606-922-0190 or 863-610-0202 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles 2005 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 2006 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 Rare Black on Black two-tone leather interior. 7.0L V8 RWD 6-spd. 505hp, with a 6 speed manual. Only 23,500 Miles. $38,900 /neg (813)468-5128 Sport Utility 2004 CHEVROLET 1500 SUBURBAN Z71 Silver with all available options. Towing, 3 rows seats, air bags, air conditioning, alarm system, alloy wheels, bucket seats, cruise control, heated seats, one owner, rear defrost, antilock brakes, CD, leather, power locks, V-8, automatic transmission, four wheel drive, loaded, tinted windows $11,000 /neg (863)824-0835 or (863)634-5023 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice REQUEST FOR RFQ/RFP The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive proposals for the purpose of securing Engineering Services for professional wastewater engineering services for the following: Vacuum Station No.1 Rehabilitation Detailed RFQ/RFP documents are available upon request from the of ce of the Executive Director, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 (Tel.) 863-763-9460. The OUA intends to review the submittals and reserves the right to reject any or all submittals. The OUA selection committee will rank the submittals and submit them to the OUA Board for consideration. The OUA Board may elect for presentations or select a quali ed rm from the submittals presented. The RFQ/RFP’s must be delivered to the Executive Director’s of ce, on or before 4:00 PM, December 15, 2011. The submittal must be in a sealed envelope with the project description clearly marked on the outside. John F. Hayford Executive Director 402749 ON 11/18,20,23/2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: PURSUANT TO F.S. 713.78 ON DECEMBER 3, 2011 @ 9:00AM SILVERMOON’S TOWING & RECOVERY 3197 NW 20TH TRAIL OKEECHOBEE, FL. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES AND/OR VESSELS. VEHICLE INFO: 1999 CHEVROLET VIN: 3GNFK16R4XG140579 SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BID. SOLD AS IS, NO WARRANTY. SELLER GUARANTEES NO TITLE, TERMS CASH. SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS 402907 ON 11/20/2011 19 Okeechobee News November 20, 2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011CA191 OK LOAN 2700 LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiffs, -vsDUDLEY R. KIRTON a/k/a DUDLEY B. KIRTON, individually and as Successor Trustee of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; CHERYL LYNN KIRTON; H. SPENCER KIRTON, II a/k/a H. SPENCER KIRTON, individually and as Bene ciary of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF H. SPENCER KIRTON, II a/k/a H. SPENCER KIRTON; SCOTT COREY KIRTON individually and as Bene ciary of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; SAMANTHA ANNE KIRTON; KIRTON RANCH, INC., a Florida corporation; and DANIEL E. BRASWELL, III; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL E. BRASWELL, III; AGRIVEST FUNDS, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company; JAMES E. CROSLYN; REBECCA CROSLYN; WEDGWORTH’S INC., a Florida corporation; CHARLES H. SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE TO ACTION To: CHARLES H. SMITH YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a foreclosure action on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 32 AND 33, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING ALL OF SAID SECTION 20, THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 21, THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 28, THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 29, AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 AND A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 33 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 32, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A 2” X 2” CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 33, THENCE PROCEED SOUTH 02 13’ 48” WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE AFORESAID WEST 1/2 OF, SECTION 33, A DISTANCE OF 3975.86 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 339, PAGE 258; THENCE DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE, RUN THE FOLLOWING THREE COUR!3ES ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID PARCEL OF LAND: SOUTH 88 57’ 52” WEST, 148.87 M, NORTH 02 13’ 48” EAST, 376.92 FEET, NORTH 87 46’ 12” WEST, 755.98 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE RUN SOUTH 01 39’ 45” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 563.60 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE WEST HAVING A RADIUS OF 335.00 PublicNotice PublicNotice FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 5 56’ 03”; THENCE S0UTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 34.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 07 35’ 48” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 306.30 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE EAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 265.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 3 18’ 45”; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 15.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE., THENCE SOUTH 04 17’ 02” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 725.50 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 308, PAGE 389, BEING ALSO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY (R/W) LINE OF NE 48TH STREET (70.00 FEET WIDE PER OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 264, PAGE 1205, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA); THENCE SOUTH 89 41’ 42” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 308, PAGE 389 (PASSING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER THEREOF AT A DISTANCE OF 93.98 FEET) AND THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE AFORESAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 340, PAGE 1533, AND SAID NORTH R/W LANE OF NE 48TH STREET, A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 190.39 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NE 48TH STREET R/W; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE RUN SOUTH 03 13’ 39” WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID R/W, PASSING THROUGH PARCELS OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 448, PAGE 238, OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK PAGE 1525, AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452, PAGE 560, A DISTANCE OF 70.13 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID R/W, SAID CORNER BEING A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452, PAGE 560, ALSO BEING A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE B AFORESAID SECTION 33; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST R/W LLNE, RUN SOUTH 89 41’ 42” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452, PAGE 560, AND ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 33, A DISTANCE OF 1422.63 FEET TO A 1” IRON PIPE WITH CAP STAMPED: “GCY,” MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 4, ALSO BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, THENCE SOUTH 89 42’ 56” WEST CONTINUING ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 33, ENTERING INTO THE AFORESAID SECTION 32 AND RUNNING ALONG THE SOUTH LINE THEREOF, ALSO CONTINUING ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452, PAGE 560, AND ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 378, PAGE 218, AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 399, PAGE 1886, A DISTANCE OF 2129.23 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 473, PAGE 1975, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, RUN NORTH 02 10’ 25” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 877.89 FEET TO A SOUTH LINE OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 589, PAGE 399, THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION WITH SAID SOUTH LINE, NORTH 51 34’ 16” EAST A DISTANCE OF 492.82 FEET, THENCE NORTH 56 57’ 01” EAST A DISTANCE OF 414.71 FEET, THENCE NORTH 62 28’ 26” EAST A DISTANCE OF 236.81 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 589, PAGE 399; THENCE NORTH 00 44’ 50” W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 589, PAGE 399, A DISTANCE OF 1169.44 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL, THENCE NORTH 88 10’ 49” WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID PARCEL IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 589, PAGE 399, A DISTANCE OF 1477.94 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE AFORESAID EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 32; THENCE NORTH 02 1’ 25” EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2615.42 FEET TO THE NORTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 32, ALSO BEING THE SOUTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF THE AFORESAID SECTION 29; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 32, RUN SOUTH 89 27’ 23” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 2725.30 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 32, THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 33; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 27’ 23” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 33 A DISTANCE OF 2597.43 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 21 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 28 AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 21, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 01 11’ 50” EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 21, A DISTANCE OF 2,565.84 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE, RUN NORTH 89 32’ 23” EAST ALONG THE WESTERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTH OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 530, PAGE 180, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, (PASSING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LANDS AT A DISTANCE OF 82.45 FEET), A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 1919.06 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN THE BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 530, PAGE 180; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 12’ 27” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 2629.09 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE AFORESAID EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 21; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 12’ 27” EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1272.86 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN SAID BOUNDARY LINE, THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE, RUN NORTH 89 38’ 17” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 650.93 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 530, PAGE 180, THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, RUN SOUTH 02 16’ 19” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 70.07 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 470, PAGE 1582, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 39’ 17” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LAND, A DISTANCE OF 2689.54 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 470, PAGE 1582, SAID CORNER BEING A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE AFORESAID NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 28; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, RUN NORTH 02 13’ 36” EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 28, A DISTANCE OF 1405.17 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF A PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 361, PAGE 622, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 89 11’ 45” EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 5,204.11 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17; THENCE SOUTH 03 11’ 02’’ WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 29.50 FEE; THENCE NORTH 88 52’ 17” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 5,202.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND PARCEL “A” BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID PARCEL BEING A PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND AND ALSO BEING A PORTION OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN SECTIONS 16, 17, 20 AND 21, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE N 02 58’ 45” E A GRID BEARING ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 A DISTANCE OF 1283.92 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE N 02 58’ 45” E, A DISTANCE OF 3104.33 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, MC. LB 4108”. FROM WHICH THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 BEARS A GRID BEARING OF N 02 58’ 45” EAST A DISTANCE B OF 974.25 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE N 78 46’ 46” E, A DISTANCE OF 3733.85 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONVERSATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 10 04’ 28” E, A DISTANCE OF 2922.64 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN GLBR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 19’ 06” E, A DISTANCE OF 1221.21 FEET TO A THREE AND ONE HALF LNCH BY THREE AND ONE HALF INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT WITH A FIVE EIGHTS IRON ROD ‘THE CENTER WITH NO IDENTIFICATION MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE S 88 44’ 15” E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, A DISTANCE OF 543.26 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WEST LINE OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH AND EAST ALONG SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, THE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES AND DISTANCES: S 01 11’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 793.39 FEET; THENCE N 88 47’ 00” E, A DISTANCE OF 1954.14 FEET TO A 30” X 2 1/2” BERNTSEN GIBR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WLTH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 03 21’ 01” W, A DISTANCE OF 1880.35 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMNIUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 01 04’ 35” W, A DISTANCE OF 3100.67 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4 108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LAND AS DESCRIBED OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1539, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE S 68 35’ 32” W, A DISTANCE OF 709.86 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE WESTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 15” W, A DISTANCE OF 2336.97 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2’ BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 796.84 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, OCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 88 29’ 38” W, A DISTANCE OF 20.90 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 466.70 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1537, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 44 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 3400.17 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 31 27’ 22” W, A DISTANCE OF 180.45 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 63 47’ 53” W, A DISTANCE OF 801.52 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 07’ 27 ” W, A DISTANCE OF 1034.90 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES B Y A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. PARCEL “A” BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWES T CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, HAVING GRLD COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007, FROM WHICH THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION BEARS A GRID BEARING OF S 02 58’ 45” W A GRID DISTANCE OF 5362.49 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAS T ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE SOUTH 89 49’ 14” EAST A DISTANCE OF 5203.01 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED KAB LS 4820 MARKING THE SOUTHWES T CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16 A DISTANCE OF 1757.84 FEET TO A 30 ” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108 ” MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNE R OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 03 04 ’ 13” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16 A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A THREE AND ONE-HALF INCH BY THREE AND ONEHALF INCH CONCRETE MONUMEN T WITH A FIVE EIGHTS IRON ROD IN THE CENTER, WITH NO IDENTIFICATION, MARKING THE WES T QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 16 AND THE NORTHWEST CORNE R OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOO K 549, PAGE 1652, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 88 44’ 15” EAS T ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, A DISTANCE OF 543.26 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WEST LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, SOUTH 01 1 1’ 19” WES T A DISTANCE OF 793.39 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385; THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE NORTH 88 47’ 00” EAST A DISTANCE OF 1954.14 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICEContinued on page 20

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20 Okeechobee News November 20, 2011WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, SOUTH 03 21’ 01” WEST A DISTANCE OF 153.89 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652; THENCE NORTH 89 05’ 5 1” WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 2518.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF ALL BEARINGS AND DIST ANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. A ND PARCEL B BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID PARCEL BEING A PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND AND ALSO BEING A PORTION OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN SECTIONS 16,17,20 AND 21, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH A MERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD 83) A DJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE N 02 58’ 45” E A GRID BEARING A LONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 A DISTANCE OF 1283.92 FEET TO A 34” X 21/2” BERNTSEN A 2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; T HENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE N 02 58’ 45” E, A DIST ANCE OF 3104.33 FEET TO A 34” X 21/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” A LUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVAT ION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”, FROM WHICH THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 BEARS A GRID BEARING OF N 02 58’ 45” EAST A DISTANCE OF 974.25 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH A MERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) A DJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE N 78 46’ 46” E, A DISTANCE OF 3733.85 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A 2BRL30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERV ICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 10 04’ 28” E, A DISTANCE OF 2922.64 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERV ICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 19’ 06” E, A DISTANCE OF 1221.21 FEET TO A THREE AND ONE HALF INCH BY THREE AND ONE HALF INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT WITH A FIVE EIGHTS IRON ROD IN THE CENTER WITH NO IDENTIFICATION MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE S 88 44’ 15” E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, A DISTANCE OF 543.26 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERV ICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WEST LINE OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672. PAGE 1385, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; T HENCE SOUTH AND EAST ALONG SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, T HE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES A ND DISTANCES: S 01 11’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 793.39 FEET;THENCE N 88 47’ 00” E, A DISTANCE OF 1954.14 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERV ICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, W. LB 4108”; THENCE S 03 21’ 01” W, A DISTANCE OF 1880.35 FEET TO A 30” X 21/2’” BERNTSEN GLBR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL, RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERV ICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 01 Continued from page 19 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice04’ 35” W, A DISTANCE OF 3 100.67 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WLTH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROORAM, GCY, LNC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1539, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE S 68 35’ 32” W, A DISTANCE OF 709.86 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE WESTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 15” W, A DISTANCE OF 2336.97 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROORAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 796.84 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNSTEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 88 29’ 38” W, A DISTANCE OF 20.90 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 466.70 FEET TO A 30” X 21/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WLTH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1537, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 3400.17 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN GLBR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 31 27’ 22” W, A DISTANCE OF 180.45 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/’2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 63 47’ 53” W, A DISTANCE OF 801.52 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATLON SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, MC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 07’ 27” W, A DISTANCE OF 1034.90 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCED ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. PARCEL “B” BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007, FROM WHICH THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION BEARS A GRID BEARING OF S 02 58’ 45” W A GRID DISTANCE OF 5362.49 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD 83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE SOUTH 89 49’ 14” EAST A DISTANCE OF 5203.01 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED KAB LS 4820 MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 16 A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A 30” X 21/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 16 NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND CONSERVATION PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656; THENCE SOUTH 89 05’ 51 “ EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656, A DISTANCE OF 2518.77 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE SOUTH 0321’ 01” WEST A DISTANCE OF 863.23 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE NORTH 89 27’ 30” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656, A DISTANCE OF 2515.19 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. AND PARCEL “C” BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORID& SAID PARCEL BEING A PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND AND ALSO BEING A PORTION OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 0721, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING A PARCEL OF LAND) LOCATED IN SECTIONS 16,17,20 AND 21, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEEHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLL.OWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD 83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE N 02 58’ 45” E A GRID BEARING ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 A DISTANCE OF 1283.92 FEET TO A 34” X 21/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE N 02 58’ 45” E, A DISTANCE OF 3104.33 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”, FROM WHICH THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 BEARS A GRID BEARING OF N 02 58’ 45” EAST A DISTANCE OF 974.25 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 73379728 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE N 78 46’ 46” E, A DISTANCE OF 3733.85 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 10 04’ 28” E, A DISTANCE OF 2922.64 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 19’ 06” E, A DISTANCE OF 1221.21 FEET TO A THREE AND ONE HALF INCH BY THREE AND ONE HALF INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT WITH A FIVE EIGHTS IRON ROD IN THE CENTER WITH NO IDENTIFICATION MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE S 88 44’ 15” E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, A DISTANCE OF 543.26 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WEST LINE OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH AND EAST ALONG SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672 PAGE 1385, THE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES AND DISTANCES: S 01 11’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 793.39 FEET; THENCE N 88 47’ 00” E, A DISTANCE OF 1954.14 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 03 21’ 01” W, A DISTANCE OF 1880.35 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 01 04’ 35” W, A DISTANCE OF 3100.67 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1539, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE S 68 35’ 32” W, A DISTANCE OF 709.86 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE WESTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 15” W, A DISTANCE OF 2336.97 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 1823’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 796.84 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 31/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED W “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 88’ 29’ 38” W, A DISTANCE OF 20.90 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THEINCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 466.70 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1537, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 3400.17 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 31 27’ 22” W, A DISTANCE OF 180.45 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 63 47’ 53” W, A DISTANCE OF 801 52 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 07’ 27” W, A DISTANCE OF 1034.90 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. PARCEL “C” BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007, FROM WHICH THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION BEARS A GRID BEARING OF S 02 58’ 45” W A GRID DISTANCE OF 5362.49 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES O NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE SOUTH 89 49’ 14” EAST A DISTANCE OF 5203.01 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED KAB LS 4820 MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 16 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16 A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOKS 549, PAGE 0721, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 89 27’ 30” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 0721, A DISTANCE OF 2515.19 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE SOUTH 03 21’ 01” WEST A DISTANCE OF 863.07 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, WC. LB 4108” IN THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 0721; THENCE NORTH 89 49’ 27” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 0721, A DISTANCE OF 2511.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.9999501 3. NOTE: ALL RECORDING REFERENCES ARE TO THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA has been led against you, DUDLEY R. KIRTON a/k/a DUDLEY B. KIRTON, individually and as Successor Trustee of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; CHERYL LYNN KIRTON; H. SPENCER KIRTON, I1 a/ k/a H. SPENCER KIRTON, individually and as Bene ciary of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; SCOTT COREY KIRTON individually and as Bene ciary of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; SAMANTHA ANNE KIRTON; KIRTON RANCH, INC., a Florida corporation; and DANIEL E. BRASWELL, 111; AGRIVEST FUNDS, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company; JAMES E. CROSLYN; REBECCA CROSLYN; WEDGWORTH’S INC., a Florida corporation; CHARLES H. SMITH; and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney below: Wesley R. Harvin, Esq. Harvin & Harvin, LLP 306 NW 4th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Tel: 863.824.7179 Within 30 days of 1st publication and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk PUBLISH 11/20/2011 & 11/27/2011 OKEECHOBEE NEWS No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Sudoku Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandy PerryA Family AffairEach year for the past 6 years, members of Lorene Hancock’s extended family have donned their costumes and joined Miss Lorene in the annual resident Halloween Trick-or-Treat party at Okeechobee Health Care Facility. Pictured left to right are: Granddaughter Pam, great-granddaughter, Harper (1), Miss Lorene (85), and great-granddaughter, Lindy (3). After the photo session, children of employees and relatives of residents went wheelchair-to-wheelchair “Trick-or-Treating” to the 30+ residents assembled in the lobby area with their plastic pumpkins full of candy.

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If you have seen a big squirrel with a long, bushy, fox-like tail, Florida wildlife biologists need your help. What you saw was a Florida fox squirrel, and biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are asking you to go online and record your sighting of this creature twice the size of an ordinary squirrel. Fox squirrels often have distinctive, masked faces with a black head and white nose and ears but, there are wide variations in coloration from tan to gray or black. You can use the FWC’s Google map application at https://public.myfwc.com/hsc/ foxsquirrel/GetLatLong.aspx to enter the location where you spotted the fox squirrel. Your squirrel sighting will be logged automatically and assigned a speci c latitude and longitude. “The fox squirrel survey is a wonderful opportunity for children and adults to become amateur naturalists and get involved in conserving Florida’s wildlife. We will learn more about where the Florida fox squirrels are by asking the public to go online and report their sightings of fox squirrels,” said FWC wildlife biologist Courtney Hooker. The fox squirrel survey is part of a research project by the FWC and the University of Florida Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. It combines the latest in online-mapping technology with the public’s enthusiasm about sharing their wildlife observations. The fox squirrel survey began in August, and data will be collected through at least January 2012. So far about 600 sightings of fox squirrels have been logged online. Fox squirrels have been observed throughout Florida in open woods, pine and cypress stands and mangrove swamps, but knowledge about their distribution is limited. Fox squirrels spend more time on the ground than in trees and often escape their enemies by running rather than climbing. Their favorite food is pine seed. The Sherman’s fox squirrel is found in the pine forests of central and northeast Florida and is classi ed as a state species o f special concern. The Big Cypress fox squirrel is a state-threatened species in southwest Florida. The Southeastern fox squirrel lives in the Panhandle. All of Florida’s fox squirrels are protected from hunting. For more information about fox squirrels, visit the “Species Pro les” area of MyFWC. com/Wildlife. 21 Okeechobee News November 20, 2011 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Nick and Nora Charless dog 5 When repeated, island near Tahiti 9 Game with checks 14 Disapproving fans chorus 15 Tied, as a game 16 Line with many stops 17 With 25-Across, WWI U.S. Army command nickname 19 Greek market 20 Overnight flight 21 Sad interjection 23 PC linking system 24 Haul to the shop 25 See 17-Across 27 Judge 31 Argentina aunt 32 Custard-filled pastry 38 Chop 39 Gift of the garrulous 40 Sch. WNW of Topeka 41 Flip side of Eleanor RigbyŽ 48 Three, in Asti 49 Most Chaplin films 50 With 64-Across, breed whose common colors begin 17-, 32and 41-Across 55 Chill in the air 56 Stat for Koufax 57 Opposite of yupŽ 58 Rectangular 62 Solzhenitsyn subject 64 See 50-Across 66 Extremely overweight 67 First AfricanAmerican selected for a U.S. Davis Cup team 68 Trillion: Pref. 69 Indian wraps 70 Attention to payŽ 71 Brings to a close DOWN 1 This ans. is one 2 Foot bottom 3 Tadpole, grown up 4 One leading a spartan lifestyle 5 Decorate with gems 6 Eggs, biologically 7 Summary 8 A bobby sock is often folded down to it 9 Like the most elegant old autos 10 Monopolize 11 Dangerous bacteria 12 Plastic wrap brand 13 Street language, often 18 Environmental protocol city 22 Commedia dell__ 26 2001Ž computer 27 In need of a massage 28 Syngman of Korea 29 Knock down some pins 30 Joplin works 33 Sigma follower 34 Recedes to the sea 35 Related 36 Winning __ everythingŽ 37 Regrets 42 P.O. box item 43 Florida crops 44 Shared wedding vow response 45 Studied secondarily, with inŽ 46 Perp-to-cop story 47 Abundantly filled (with) 50 Kids blocks 51 Curaao neighbor 52 Hay bundler 53 Daytime TV mogul 54 Pee Wee of the Dodgers 59 Pizzeria fixture 60 Teen comedy stereotype 61 Pt de foie __ 63 Just __ thought!Ž 65 Common article By Victor Barocas (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 01/03/11 01/03/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com W anted: Public help in mapping fox squirrel sites Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tabitha Trent/Rotary ClubRotary student of the monthCongratulations to OHS Senior Judson Harris for being selected as Rotary’s Student of the Month. During his presentation to Rotary members Judson spoke of his passion for serving Christ, leading youth groups, his love for missions with World Changers, what being a model citizen and servant meant, as well as his everyday commitment to school and fellow classmates. In addition to being recognized for his 200 hours of community service one of Judson’s teachers summarized his commitment to “Service Above Self” by writing, “Judson is the epitome of a servant leader. He exempli es integrity in all areas of his life. He looks to befriend the friendless and sees worth in his peers. Judson is mature beyond his years and is incredibly worthy of this honor.” Judson also shared with the club his aspirations to be a Minister of Music or a teacher. Shown on Photo (L to R) – Rotarian Dawn Hoover, Kathy Harris, Judson Harris and Principal Toni Weirsma. Rotary DonationPhil Lustig presented two checks to Rotary for $15,000 each at the club meeting last week. The proceeds are for schools Rotary is building in TiMohette, and Bayonnais, Haiti. Left to right are Phil Lustig, Darlyn Fried, Lyle Fried, and Kristi Crawford. Courtesy of FWC Special to the Okeechobee News

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The shing was absolutely insane. It took over 61 lbs. to take home top honors last weekend on beautiful Lake Okeechobee. Despite fronts moving through and tough wind conditions, the sh were munching. When the scales nally cooled off on day one it was Gary Niemi and J ames Dyer sitting on top of the leader board w ith 35.32 lbs. Second was Mike and Dennis Brucker with 29.96. Third was Istokpoga director John Wood and his brother George w ith 26.95. Rounding out the top ve was 4th place RJ Crawford and Alan Agnoli with 26.05 and 5th belonged to Mike Boyette and Ben Broughton, who tipped the scales at 25.54. Mike and Ben also nished with dayone big bass honors with a giant weighing in at 9.27 lbs. Second big bass for day 1 was A nnie Elsessor and Johnny Stambaugh with an 8.25 Big O toad. The cut, top 15, was 19.71 lbs. after the rst day of shing concluded. Here is the amazing part; there were just over 20 sh that weighed in at over 6 lbs. Twelve sh that w ere over 7 lbs., 2 over 8 lbs. and 1 over 9 lbs. Total weight brought in for the day was 986.43 lbs. of bass (total for both days 1586.61 lbs). There were a total of 63 limits out of 73 teams and only 5 teams that zeroed. There were 27 different teams that had at least one kicker sh over 6 lbs. I have been doing this a long time and the amount of large sh was unreal. The above totals don't even include guys that had multiple large sh or ones that said if 8 or 9 lbs. is leading it, I may have one around 6 lbs. I couldn't wait to see what day 2 had to offer. Day 2 weights weren't quite as big as day one but not disappointing by any means. John and George Wood started it off with 25.10 lbs. taking their day 2 totals to 52.05 lbs. (4th overall). That held for about of the weigh in and then it got exciting. Billy Jackson Sr. and Jr. brought in 22.81 lbs. rounding out their total to 45.21 lbs., which put them in 5th place, which is awesome due to the fact that they never had been on that body of water in their life until this week. Day one 2nd place nishers, Mike and Dennis Brucker, brought in an impressive 25.07 lbs. boosting them to 3rd place overall. Then the real excitement began. Scott Bradley and Dan Blanchard who sat in 8th place on day one brought in a bag of sh that took two people to lift to the scales. When the dust settled the display read 36.61 lbs. which boosted them to 1st place for a total of 60.82 lbs. What a comeback!! But wait Gary and James, day-one leaders, were yet to come up. James handed me the bag, with Gary not wanting to watch, and it felt a little light. They needed a total of 25.51 to take the lead and the top spot for the 2011 Xtreme Championship. I put the sh on the scales and it settled down to read 26.02 lbs. You could hear Gary breathe a sigh of relief all across Okeechobee County. What a naleGary and James held the lead wire-towire and it paid off to the tune of $15,000 in their pockets. I couldn't have scripted a better ending. Scott and Dan ended up in second place but it also included day 2 big bass honors with an 8.68 lber. Second big sh for day 2 went to Mike and Dennis Brucker with a 7.41 lber. I am still trying to wrap my head around all those big sh. What an amazing site to have seen. Lake Okeechobee is back in a big way. I want to say a special thanks to Kathy Scott and the Okeechobee County TDC for the support they provided for the event. Cowboys Restaurant, Cowboy'ed Up, with some great BBQ for the banquet dinner on Thursday night. To Lake View Inn and Suites and the Travelodge for their hospitality. Special gratitude for my entire staff of directors, I couldn't do it without you. For a complete list of results and to view more photos of this tremendous tournament visit www.xtreme shingseries.com. Championship bass tournament produces ‘X-treme’ results Courtesy photo/ Kathy ScottTaking the top spot in the X-treme Bass Tournament Championship with a two-day total of nearly 61 lbs. were Gary Niemi and James Dyer. Courtesy photo/ Kathy ScottIn fourth place overall were George and John Wood with their two-day total weight at 52.05 lbs.

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