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Publication Date: 11-27-2011
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Sunday, November 27, 2011 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 102 No. 142 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 13.85 feetLast Year: 13.07 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Local taxpayers got an early Christmas present when the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners approved a new software system for the county jail and sheriff’s ofce at no cost to taxpayers. Commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 22, approved Sheriff Paul May’s request for the Spillman Technologies software system. The $752,077 cost will be paid for from grants, money con scated in drug raids and money the sheriff receives for housing federal prisoners. The new system is expected to improve safety for the community and deputies, and law enforcement’s response time. Okeechobee Count y Sheriff’s Of ce Major Noel Stephen said the annual maintenance fee will be the By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Thanksgiving does more than just usher in the holiday season, it’s also the time of year when you and your property are most vulnerable. National statistics show that crime usually increases this time of year for several reasons but, mainly, because more people are out and about. People carrying more cash, gifts and gift cards present more opportunities for criminals looking for that easy score. People also become easy marks for criminals because they’re rushing from here to there—absentmindedly trying to get that last minute gift. By not thinking when leaving a store and walking through a dimly lit parking lot, shoppers forget about safety and can quickly become a victim. Following are some tips to help keep yourself and your property safe during the holiday season. SHOPPING :  Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you.  Minimize shopping after dark or when alone — take a friend or family member with you. Software betters response, safety of OCSO deputies Holidays increase your vulnerabilityBoat ramp to close temporarily ... Page 16 OHS athletes of the month ... Page 18 Shelly’s Story ... Page 10 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 News/ Sue PearceNew kids in townAnimal Adventures Director, Sue Pearce has announced that residents, Goldie, a lioness (above) had three cubs on Nov. 21 and Diamond, a white tiger (below) had four cubs, as of the morning of Nov. 25. Moms and babies are doing ne so far. Babies cannot be on exhibit until they are eight weeks old and have their vaccinations. Stay tuned for news on their upcoming public debut. Animal Adventures, located in rural Glades County on Rucks Dairy Road, is home to more than a dozen tigers, four lions, and other exotic cats and animals. The center houses the animals after they have been rescued from other facilities or from being a former "pet." For more information, please call 863-447-6050. See OCSO — Page 17 See AWARE —Page 7

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PAID ADVERTISEMENTBy Jason Delong STAFF WRITER Clean out your attics, closets and lock boxes, because the As seen on TV,Ž Treasure Hunters Roadshow is coming to Okeechobee Roadshow specialists are in town examining your gold and silver, antiques and collectibles. While the Roadshow will accept anything thats old, they will be focusing on: gold and silver coins made before 1970, military items, toys and trains, musical instruments, pocket and wrist watches. Scrap gold is expected to be a popular category this week due to soaring gold prices. Buyers for the roadshow have noticed a tremendous increase in the amount of gold coming to the Roadshow, and for good reason. Record gold prices have Roadshow guests cashing in on broken or outdated jewelry with our fair and honest purchase offers. The Roadshow encourages anyone planning a visit to take a minute and examine their jewelry box or their lock box at the bank and gather anything that is gold. If a guest is not sure if something is gold, bring it in and the Roadshow staff will test it for free. Other gold items of interest include gold coins, gold ounces, gold proof sets and dental gold. Other types of items Roadshow specialists hope to see include vintage guitars. Ryan Krushas, one of the Roadshows instrument specialists, spoke about some of the top guitars getting great offers. Gibsons and Fenders are in big demand right now as are vintage amps,Ž said Krushas. We also buy violins, mandolins, woodwinds, if it plays it pays! Timepiece specialist Jeff Ford adds, Watches are hot! We recently paid over $2,500 for an old Hamilton pocket watch. And we are buying all types of high-end wrist watches too. Brands like Rolex, Tiffany and Chopard are very desirable to collectors. And the nest Swiss timepiece in the world, Patek Philippe, just earned a happy seller $42,000.00Ž When specialist Tom Fuller was asked what he enjoyed most about working at the Roadshow, he was quick to answer, Old coins and paper currency„for as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with collecting coins. I would go through the change in my parents grocery store, looking for rare dates and errors. Once, I found a silver quarter that I sold for $300. Not bad for an 8 year old.Ž Fuller went on to explain that any U.S. coins made before 1970 are the most sought after by collectors. Coins made before 1965 are 90% silver, and valuable because of either the silver content or even more valuable if one happens to be a rare date. Fuller explained, We help people sort through their coins for unique dates. We buy all types of coins at the Roadshow„from wheat pennies to buffalo nickels, and from single coins to entire truckloads. See you at the Roadshow.Ž Its a modern day gold rush as precious metal prices soar due to the unstable economy„its a sellersmarketŽ says Archie Davis, Roadshow Representative.Above„Roadshow specialist, Mike Delong, sits with a gentleman who is eagerly anticipating the assessment of his collectibles.ROADSHOW PAYING CASH ON THE SPOT FOR ANTIQUES, GOLD JEWELRY, SILVER COINS AND MORE! WE BUY ALL GOLD & SILVER JEWELRY WHAT WE BUY COINSAny and all coins made before 1970: silver and gold coins, dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions wanted!GOLD & SILVERPRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH for platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, Krugerrands, gold bars, Canadian Maple Leafs, etc.JEWELRYGold, silver, platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, all types of stones and metals, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. (including broken jewelry). All costume jewelry wanted.WRIST & POCKET WATCHESRolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Illinois, Hamilton, all others.GUITARS & OTHER INSTRUMENTSFender, Gibson, Martin, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, new and vintage amps, saxophones, wood winds, mandolins and all others. CHECK IT OUT!WHOTREASURE HUNTERS ROADSHOWWHATOPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO SELL THEIR ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLESWHEREHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 3101 HWY 441 SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974WHENNOV 29TH DEC 3RD TUESDAY…FRIDAY 9AM…6PM SATURDAY 9AM…4PMDIRECTIONS 863.357.3529 INFORMATION 217.787.7767 2 Okeechobee News November 27, 2011

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Health care I don’t know what they are going to do about the health care crisis but we need s ome relief. We haven’t even had an obstetric ian in Okeechobee for more than 20 years. T hey can’t deliver babies here because the malpractice insurance is so high that it drove all of the obstetricians out. In order to have a maternity ward at the hospital, you need at least three obstetricians because babies c ome any time of the day or night so someone always has to be on call. With the cost of malpractice insurance, there are not enough paying patients to pay the bills. T houghts to ponder “Before you speak, listen. Before you w rite, think. Before you spend, earn. Before y ou invest, investigate. Before you criticize, w ait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.” William Arthur Ward  “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill  Any day you wake up is another chance t o get it right.  In the future, I will tell my grandchildren I am older than the internet ... and blow their minds.County It seems the county is nally moving forward now that we have a new county administrator and the governor nally appointed an interim commissioner to take Mr. Betts’ seat. I hope the new of cials will work t ogether for the good of all the county. The v oters are watching.Post Of ce Not only has e-mail cut into the Postal Service, but UPS, FedEx and other companies now have most of their package mailing. If t he Post Of ce cuts back on any services, inc luding delivery days, there will be someone t o jump in there and ll that opportunity. I’m not sure I understand the organization struct ure of the PO, but it is different than most government agencies and is de ned in the Constitution.  The Post Of ce is authorized by the Constitution, but I believe Congress can make changes to the operational plans. Isn’t that why the Post Master asked for Congressional approval to stop Saturday mail delivery?  Who needs mail six days a week? I would be ne with getting snail mail three days a week. Anything urgent can go by FedEx anyway. Back in the 1700s, we needed a mail system and it was appropriate for the government to set one up. But if now that we have telephones and email, I don’t see why it couldn’t be privatized. Why keep paying for something that you don’t use?Farm land So, all in the name of THE ENVIRONMENT, government agencies have used your tax money to buy land around here and everywhere. Then they let it sit without anyone taking care of it (yeah, they have employees but there is no way they can watch it all) and the some of the lovely public takes advantage (in a so-very bad way) of it and it is off the property tax roles and farmers cannot earn money on it, that person that owned it is now NOT TAKING CARE OF THAT PIECE OF EARTH. What is an environmentalist anyway?  In many cases, the environment can best be served by a conservation easement. The farmer keeps the land, uses the land and pays taxes on the land. The environment is preserved and there is a guarantee the land will not be developed. Everyone wins—especially the tax payers.  I do not understand why SFWMD buys up land, on the premise that it is needed for a storm water treatment area, and then does not use it for a storm water treatment area. They spend millions of dollars -our tax dollars -take it off the tax rolls and then ... nothing. We, the tax payers are out the money and the land is not being used to store or treat water, so there is no bene t.Lost dogs If you lose or have lost a dog, please remember to check the Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on U.S. Highway 441 N. People who nd dogs sometimes bring them to us because it is a no-kill shelter. If no one claims the dog, then we have it altered, vaccinated and adopt it to a forever home. Please support our local Humane Society. Volunteers are needed for daily tasks and of ce help. For more information, call 863-357-1104. The Blessed HopeBy Calvin H. Fryar, PastorBrighton Baptist ChurchTitus 2:11—“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” When the learned and wealthy John Selden was dying he said to Archbishop Usher, “I have surveyed most of the learning that is among the sons of men, and my study is lled with books and manuscripts (he had 8,000 volumes in his library) on various subjects. But at present I cannot recollect any passage out of all my books and papers whereon I can rest my soul, save this from the sacred Scriptures: [He quoted Titus 2:11-14.]—Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. In the fourteenth chapter of John’s gospel, Jesus promised to return for us and take us to a prepared place in the Father’s House. But He didn’t tell us when—He didn’t even give us a hint. Instead, He said we were to “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come (Matt 24:42). He told us to watch because His coming would be like that of a thief (See Matt. 24:42-44). When a thief comes, he is unexpected, unwanted and very costly. WHEN WILL HE COME? — “Be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” (Matt 24:44). Stop and think about it—who does not want you to watch for the coming of the Lord? Satan of course! Dwight L. Moody says: “The devil does not want us to see this truth concerning the return of the Lord, for nothing would wake up the Church so much. The moment a person takes hold of the truth that Jesus Christ is coming back again, to receive His friends to Himself, this world loses its hold upon him. “Gas stocks, stocks in bank and in railroads are of much less consequence. The heart is free to look for the blessed appearing of our Lord, who at his coming will take us into his blessed kingdom.” Again D.L. Moody says: “The doctrine of the second coming of Christ has suffered a good deal from those who claim to be its friends, because they set a time—a certain day—for his coming. But we read in Matthew 24:36 that no man knows when he shall come. Some tell us that the world must be converted before the second coming of Christ. But this is not wha t our Savior taught. Matthew 24:14 states: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” The world will not be converted but th e gospel is to be preached everywhere as a witness. Be a faithful witness—entering a crowded street car, with his Bible under his arm, a young minister soon became the brun t of sneering remarks and wisecracks from th e group of fellows. These remarks continued, and when the minister left the car, one youth said, “Say, mister, how far is it to heaven?” Th e Christian replied, “It is only a step; will you tak e it now?”—Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. WHY WILL HE COME? — He will com e to ful ll His promise to us concerning “tha t blessed hope” and take us to the home to th e Father’s house. Every day I look up for His appearing and down to see if my feet are standing on the clouds—how about you? On July 20, 1969, the United States launched a spaceship towards the moon. Inside th e spaceship sat two brave astronauts. As spectacular a feat as that was in the annals of space, it palls into insigni cance when compared with the RAPTURE. At that great moment (and it could be today), millions of Christians will suddenly be raptured into the air, to meet th e Lord in the clouds. This sudden event has been dramatically called: “Project Disappearance,” “The Ultimate Trip,” “The Blessed Hope” and “The Church Goes Extra-Terrestrial.” I prefer “The Blessed Hope” because tha t is what it really is. This world is headed for a great disaster—we will soon need That Blessed Hope. In the 25th chapter of Matthew we read about ten sleepy virgins. They were waiting fo r a wedding to take place and fell asleep (Lik e the disciples in the Garden while Jesus prayed). When the Bridegroom appeared at the midnight hour, those who had oil in their lamps (the ve wise virgins) followed Him immediately to the Father’s house. The rest, who wer e still out trying to buy oil from those who sold, were left behind. There are those who will sell you anything—don’t listen. If the spirit of th e Lord does not already live in your heart at tha t moment, you certainly cannot buy Him! One of the beautiful idioms of the Spanish language is “hasta maana” (“good-bye”—bu t literally “until morning” or “until tomorrow”). For the believer in Christ, many things can — and some things must—wait “until tomorrow.” But when we see our Lord, we will have tha t complete and permanent victory for which w e long. —Gospel Herald. Sunday, November 27, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit 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!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Tree Locators, Inc.Plants -Trees Natural Stone Decorative Gravel Manufactured Stone Design Installation Full Garden Center Dont Destroy Nature When You Can Recreate ItŽ863-763-7736Fax 863-763-8730 treelocators@aol.com 16162 Hwy 441 N. Okeechobee, FL34972 S S t i n n e t t , I n c .R R e e s s i i d d e e n n t t i i a a l l l & & & C C o o m m m m e e r r c c i i a a l l € € P a i n t i n g€ W a l l l C o v e r i n g s€ P r e s s u r e e C l e a n i n g € € S a n d d B l a s t i n g Serving Okeechobee Since 1969Lic. #1406-01€ € P a i n t i n g€ W a l l l C o v e r i n g s€ P r e s s u r e e C l e a n i n g € € S a n d d B l a s t i n gS t i n n e t t , I n c (863) 763-5251(863)634-0614 Call a PRO 24-Hour Customer Service Auto € Home € Life € Retirement Diane Wood, RN Administratorwww.grandoaks.orgLicense AL11944 909 So.Parrott Ave Okeechobee863 357-4INK4465€ VIP Discounts w w w w i n k w e l l 4 i n k c o m AN AFFORDABLE WAYTO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS!!!203 SE 2ndSt. Okeechobee Phone: 863-824-6770 Contact Adam Homer863.467.4522 office € 863.801-0999 cell 3 0 y r o l d m a l e 2 5 0 k $ 1 1 3 1 p e r m o n t h 4 0 y r o l d m a l e 2 5 0 k $ 1 4 5 7 p e r m o n t h 5 0 y r o l d m a l e 2 5 0 k $ 3 0 8 9 p e r m o n t t h Rates shown as non tobacco preferred Affordable Term Life Insurance 863.532.1077Lic #1862 Lic #10355Free Estimates Licensed and Insured A FULLSERVICEREPAIRFACILITYChoiceAutomotive Computer Diagnostics € Exhaust € A/C Service € Brakes € Window Motors € Tune Ups € Welding € Engine Mechanics Located Behind RitasDont Make the Wrong Choice!704 NE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL863-467-6633& Custom ExhaustTattoos & PiercingsLori C. Berger Exclusive Agent Allstate Insurance Company 800 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 Phone 863-467-1265 Fax 863-467-1085 Cell 863-634-8437 AO58810@Allstate.com Privacy screens & bras 5th wheel skirts Boat tops & covers Repairs & modifications T h e C a n v a s S h o p L L C On-site service 909 S. Parrott Ave. Ste B Okeechobee, FL34974 863.763.7500 Fax: 863-763-6754 Carl & Donna Gaiser Call for Lunch Delivery 11am 2pm Home of honest and reliable service C J Boone 198 Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee, Fl 34972(863) 357-2431 € 800-432-1064 € Fax (863) 357-6723 www.slbatterytire.com Pristine ConsignmentNew Fashions, Accessories, Unique Gifts &OPEN Mon Thurs 10am to 6pm Friday :10am 7pm Sat: 9am-3pm Shirleys Personal CareYour Home Town Home Care Agency Companionship, Homemaking, Doctor Appts.; Medication Management, Personal Care/Baths, Transportation, Assistance with Bookkeeping .F F r e e I n H o m e C o n s u l t a t i o n (863) 467-6399License# NR30211249 PAINTING CONTRACTOR & PRESSURE CLEANING Licensed € Bonded € Insured NO EXCUSES € DONE RIGHT!RICKS F r e e E s t i m a t e s 561.262.1390 S a m e O w n e r / O p e r a t o r f o r 2 8 Y e a r s U14126 € SP01252 f f e s s i o n a l 5 Okeechobee News November 27, 2011 A t the SFWMD, conserving w ater doesn’t take a holidayDuring the holiday season, the amount of water used indoors can escalate with the preparation and clean-up process for large meals and gatherings. Water is typically used at every step – from defrosting to cooking to cleaning up after the feast. Considering the 16-county region remains under a water shortage warning, it is especially important to be prudent with every drop of water. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, following any one of the water conservation tips could save 10 gallons of water. If every American household reduced water use by 10 gallons on just one holiday, it would save more than 1 billion gallons of water, as well as save any energy or materials used to pump or treat tap water. Five ways to save water over the holidays:  Defrost frozen foods in the refrigerator the night before they are needed instead of running hot water over them the same day.  Rinse vegetables and fruits in a sink or pan lled with water instead of under running water. As an added bonus, use this water on houseplants.  Select the proper size pans for cooking. Large pans require more cooking water than may be necessary.  Scrape food scraps into the garbage can or a composting bin, rather than rinsing them into the sink’s garbage disposal.  Run the dishwasher only when you have a full load of dishes. For more information on saving water year-round, visit www.savewater .com. For information on the Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule currently in effect, please visit www.sfwmd.gov/2days. SFWMD offers holiday water conservation tips Dine with the Doctor date announcedOn Tuesday, Nov. 29, Raulerson Hospital will host 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 spea k about many of the surgical services available at Raulerson Hospital and more. To RSVP for Dine with the Doctor, contact 800-449-8642.

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Masonic Lodge holds Sunday breakfastThe Masonic Lodge at 107 N.W. Fifth St. w ill hold their Sunday Breakfast on Nov. 27 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for just $6 (Kids 12 & under, $3). Eggs, bacon, grits...etc. The public is welcome and carry outs will be available. All proceeds go to local Mason Giving.Cypress Hut Eagles host dinner nightSunday Nov. 27 is fried chicken einner day at the Cypress Hut Eagles from noon-4 p.m. for only $6. The public is welcome.Orchid Club plans meetingThe Orchid Club will meet on Monday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Of ce, 451 U.S. 98 N. The Garden Club will begin at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite orchid or a problem orchid to discuss. For more information call 863-763-6469Shrine 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 information, call 863-763-3378.‘Think Tank’ group to meetFree Mastermind Group Study on "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" by John C. Maxwel, facilitated by: Paul A. Rieck. This is for individuals who are focused on taking results in every area of their lives to a new level. The group study is for an hour a week for a period of eight weeks starting Nov. 29. Call Paul at 863-697-9663 for information.Sign-ups start for Upward programs at local churchRegistration for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading has begun at the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov. 30 K5 6th grade, boys and girls. For information or to register, call 863-467-7625 or go by the church or ROC of ce. Registration forms are also available at y our child's school.Diabetes program is Nov. 30Living With Diabetes will be presented by Wanda Haas, RN CDE at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility, 203 S.E. Second St. on W ednesday, Nov. 30 located in the dining room at 1:30 p.m. The Visiting Nurses Association is sponsoring the program.Martha’s House yard sale setDue to Thanksgiving, Martha's House monthly yard sale will be held on Thursday/ Friday, Dec. 1 and 2 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. at 4134 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact 863-763-2893.OCA to host annual spaghetti fundraiserOkeechobee Christian Academy will be having our 16th annual spaghetti lunch and dinner Dec. 2 and 3 On Friday you may pick up your lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Deliveries are available for 5 or more lunch orders. On Saturday, please join us for dinner and a bake sale from 3 to 7 p.m. During dinner our Silent Auction will be taking place from 3-6 p.m. Tickets are available for a $7 donation. Please come and support our school, we look forward to seeing you.Seminole Elementary to host Family Fun NightFamily Fun Night at Seminole Elementary is planned for Friday, Dec. 2 from 6-8 p.m. Come to have your picture taken with Santa. There will be games, prizes, food, and more.Library friends host readingCome share a slice of your ORIGINAL ction (short story or section of a novel), poetry, play or memoir. Material must be suitable for all ages. 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the library meeting room. Each person is allotted ve minutes to read. This is about 500 words or two pages typed and double spaced. Readers will be in order of registration which begins at 1:40 p.m., in the library meeting room. At the end of the event a book signing for published authors will be held. Authors are responsible for their own book sales. Everyone is invited to come read or just listen to Okeechobee authors. If you have questions please call Jan Day Fehrman at 863-357-9980.Craft & Christmas Bazaar slatedThe annual Craft and Christmas Bazaar will be held at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, at 1167 Linda Rd. in BHR, on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Ladies invite you to a day lled with crafts, baked goods and a craft center available for children to make their own gifts. Plan on staying for lunch. Proceeds go to the Ladies Fellowship Ministry.VFW hosts Christmas BazaarVFW Post 10539, at 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.4-H to host annual yard saleThe Annual 4-H yard sale will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until noon. The sale will be held in the parking lot of the Mims Veterinary Hospital at 275 S.W. 32nd St, Okeechobee. Household items, books, toys, and clothes will be among the many items for sale. All proceeds will bene t the Okeechobee County 4-H program.Kiwanis radio auction slatedThe Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will once again host the Annual Radio Auction on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1 until 4 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will bene t Terri c Kids program, Teacher mini-grants, Santa in the Park, OHS Scholarships and more. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Shrine Club plans dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will offer a delicious spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Dec. 6 The Shrine now offers SMOKE FREE dining. Dinner begins at 4 p.m., 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Okeechobee News November 27, 2011 Ranked 3rd most affordable college in the U.S. by the U.S. Department of Education I R S C Quality | Convenience | Affordability Spring Classes Begin January 5th! REGISTER NOW! www.irsc.edu Community Events Weather forecast for Okeechobee County from the National Weather Service Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Sunday night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast wind around 10 mph becoming west southwest. Extended ForecastMonday : A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. West northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a lo w around 44. North northwest wind around 5 mph. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. North northwest wind around 5 mph. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming northeast between 5 and 10 mph. Wednesday Night : Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Calm wind. Okeechobee Forecast

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 Don’t wear expensive clothes or jewelry.  Park in well-lit and high-traf c areas.  Lock your car; close the windows; and, hide shopping bags and gifts in the trunk.  Don’t leave your wallet or purse unattended. Never leave them in a shopping cart; in a dressing room or on the dressing room oor; or, w ithin reach of the public in restaurants.  Don’t carry large amounts of cash. Pay w ith a check or credit card whenever possible.  Call to cancel missing or stolen credit and debit cards immediately.  Double check that you have your credit cards and check book after you pay for items.  Check all receipts to see if your full credit card number appears. If it does, take a pen and thoroughly scratch it out.  Don’t overburden yourself with packages.  Don’t make yourself an easy target for purse snatchers. Carry your purse close to your body in the front. If you are carrying a wallet, place it in an inside coat or front pants pocket.  Do not approach your car alone if there are suspicious people near it.  If shopping with kids, have a plan in case y ou are separated. For older children, have a designated meeting spot. For younger children, teach them to go to a store clerk or security guard if you get separated. Be sure they know your name (not just mommy or daddy), cell phone number and their address. Finally, go over the dangers of strangers with them so they’ll know who not to talk to or follow. HOME :  Be sure all windows and doors are locked.  Turn on lights, music or the TV so it appears someone is home.  Don’t leave your gifts where they can be seen from the outside.  If you are having packages delivered to y our home, be sure you are home to accept them. If not, ask a neighbor to accept them or have them sent to your post of ce.  If you’re going to be gone from your home for an extended period of time, ask a neighbor or family member to watch your home. Also, have them pick up your mail and newspapers.  Remember, sometimes criminals pose as couriers delivering gifts.  If someone comes to your door soliciting donations for charity, don’t hesitate to ask for identi cation and how the donated funds are to be used. If you are unsure, don’t donate. Donate to recognized charities. TRAVELING :  Put an automatic timer on your lights.  Ask a neighbor or family member to check on your house.  Stop delivery of mail and newspapers.  Sign up for e-mail and test alert systems with local law enforcement. SHOPPING ONLINE :  Shop with companies you know and trust. Check a company’s background if it is unfamiliar to you.  Be sure you, a family member or a neighbor is home when your purchase is delivered.  The holiday season is a popular time for people to let friends and family know about parties and events via social networking sites. Remember, you can never be too sure who is monitoring these posts so it’s best not to advertise when you are leaving and won’t be home. By telling friends when you’ll be away, you are also giving criminals an open invitation to make you a victim. Finally, don’t hesitate to report anyone or anything you may see. If you witness criminal activity, call 9-1-1 immediately. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Okeechobee Livestock MarketU.S. 98 North, Okeechobee(863) 763-3127 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. www.UltraCare-Dialysis.comIf youre open to looking at new options for your dialysis care, join us at our Open House and welcome our new Medical Director, Dr. Zeidy Roche. Were Fresenius Medical Care, the leading dialysis care network in the nation. Come meet our experienced, caring staff and learn about all the choices available to you, including in-center hemodialysis and both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis at home. Learn how our UltraCarecommitment makes a difference and see all the ways we make your in-center treatment comfortable, including individual information and entertainment systems with Direct Touch and satellite radio. Open your eyes to excellence in dialysis care at our Open House at 201 SW 16th Street. For more information call Janet Mann at (863) 467-7654.An open invitation to experience leading dialysis care. OPEN HOUSE25th Anniversary Celebration!Friday, December 9, 3:00 …6:00 pm Fresenius Medical Care Okeechobee 7 Okeechobee News November 27, 2011 A WAREContinued From Page 1

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Foster Grandparenting and activities for teens highlighted the agenda when the Okeechobee Community Collaborative Council met Tuesday. Emily Sawyer of the Area Agency on Aging explained that the Foster Grandparent Program is a national program that taps into the rich experience, skills and talents of the over 55 population. The group services children with special needs in Okeechobee Elementary Schools -pre-K through third. “Our goal is to have seniors remain physically and mentally t and to help children w ith special needs. We want to provide bene ts to both ends of the spectrum,” she said. The volunteer grandparents can receive a small stipend. They help children prepare for the FCAT and improve the child’s reading and writing skills. The United Way of Okeechobee and the Children Services Council provide funds for the program. There are currently 10 volunteers at ve schools -Central, Everglades, South, Seminole Elementary and Northside Head Start. They have mentored 30 students and have donated 755 hours during the current school year. There are 10 new volunteers ready to start their service in January. Ms. Sawyer said she w ants to reach more seniors because she knows there is an interest in this community in helping children. The person must like working with children and be willing to donate 15-20 hours per week. They cannot be regularly employed. “We want them to do this without any expense to them. They are reimbursed for their time, their transportation and receive a free meal at school,” she added. For more information call the Project Director Marcia Hayden at 561-684-5885 ext. 237, or Ms. Sawyer, at 561-684-5885 ext. 247. Teresa Chandler, president of the Okeechobee Building Relationships Among Teens Club (B.R.A.T.), explained her group’s activities. “It provides a positive environment so we can guide them correctly,” she noted. The group holds regular dances at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus. The next dance is set for Dec. 17. It is structured and well organized environment with a disc jockey, games and more with proper adult supervision. The $7 admission charge includes pizza, soda and more. The future goal is a teen center for the community. The ages allowed are between 12 and 16 years old. “I encourage you to stop by and see the innocent fun that these kids are having. It would be an emotional thing,” she said. “It’s a place for them to let loose and have fun.” They average between 80 and 125 kids for each dance. For more information or to volunteer, call Ms. Chandler at 863-8014996. The Okeechobee Children’s Services Council donated $1,000 worth of books for the annual Christmas Toy drive for My Aunt’s House of Okeechobee. My Aunt’s House expects to help at least 250 children this Christmas. Over 1,000 pounds of food was collected by students at Okeechobee Achievement Academy to assist needy families for Thanksgiving. 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Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.Appointments in Clewiston,Lake Placid,Sebring and OkeechobeeW.Roy Wilkes,C.P.A.Attorney and Counselor at Law (888)645-1319 $9.95 & up863-763-3824Serving You Since 1945 FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. 8 Okeechobee News November 27, 2011 Childrens, seniors programs top CCC meeting Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyEmily Sawyer of the Foster Grandparent program speaks at the CCC meeting on Tuesday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTeresa Chandler explained the activities of the B.R.A.T. Club to the Okeechobee CCC on Tuesday.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Introducing low interest rates on every sort of loan At Seacoast National Bank, theres nothing we enjoy more than helping our friends and neighbors realize their dreams. Now that interest rates are historically low, our spirits have never been higher. Thats why we are happy to offer a wide range of loans that can help make your life a little easier. Stop by to discuss a loan thats right for you. Our local decision makers are the difference...Loans subject to credit approval. Lines of Credit TO YOUR IDEAS MADE POSSIBLE TO A MORE HUMAN WAY TO BANK 500 N. Parrott Ave. 863.467.5330 1409 S. Parrott Ave. 863.467.4663 SeacoastNational.com 9 Okeechobee News November 27, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tabitha TrentRotary Student of the MonthCongratulations to OHS Senior Benjamin Kielbasa for being selected as Rotary’s Student of the Month. During his presentation to Rotary members Benjamin spoke of his commitment to make a difference in his community and in the lives of others. Benjamin is very academically focused; he is a member and Treasurer of the National Honor Society. Outside his rigorous course schedule he is committed to “Service Above Self.” Benjamin has logged 268 community service hours. He takes great pride in serving as the president for the annual County Health & Safety Expo, club of cer for the Ace-Pre K Christmas for the Needy project, Central Elementary fall festival committee, various fundraiser committees and the list goes on. His extracurricular activities include serving as vice-president and historian for two 4-H clubs, FFA member, SWAT President, OHS Varsity Swim Team Captain, drama club member, BETA club member and he is the photographer for his senior class. Benjamin plans to attend the University of Florida where he will pursue a degree in Biology or Business. Shown left to right Benjamin’s Parents, Benjamin Kielbasa; Principal, Toni Weirsma. The Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets every Tuesday at Noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant; please feel free to come join us for a wonderful time of fellowship and experience Service Above Self in action!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 We joyfully announce the birth of Keaton Cb Arrants born on Oct 20, 2011 at Sebring Florida Hospital. He weighed 5lb 10oz. He is the son of Crystal Helble and Ray Arrants of Okeechobee. His maternal grandparents are Norma Blitch and Jim Helble. His paternal grandparents are Beverly Arrants and the late Buddy Arrants. KEATON ARRANTS BIRTHS 11 Okeechobee News November 27, 2011 The American Quarter Horse Journal, Oklahoma City – Buck Daniel of Okeechobee, Florida, captured the reserve world championship title in junior tie-down roping at the 2011 American Quarter Horse Association FedEx Open World Championship Show on Nov. 19, in Oklahoma City. Daniel owns the American Quarter Horse, Red Pepon, who is a 2006 sorrel stallion. AQHA Professional Horseman Jeffrey Loyd Carney of Skiatook, Oklahoma, showed Red Pepon, who is sired by Garden Valley Spirit and Wee Docs Peponita. Red Pepon was bred by Teresa Daniel of Okeechobee. In the junior tie-down roping class, 34 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $27,963. Daniel and Red Pepon received a prize package that included a custom-designed silver trophy, specially designed logo jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear, Montana Silversmiths buckle sponsored by The American Quarter Horse Journal, Professional’s Choice products and medallion. The AQHA Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World Championship Show is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show and the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the 94 classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. The 3,572 entries at this year’s event represent competitors from 47 of the United States, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Venezuela. The show was held November 5-19, at the Oklahoma City State Fair Park. Local horse owner wins reserve world championship title Courtesy photo/ AQHALocal horse owner Buck Daniel takes a world championship title in junior tie-down roping.

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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. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 13 Okeechobee News November 27, 2011 Nov. 20-26, marked the 13th annual gastro esophageal re ux disease (GERD) awareness week. The American Gastroenterological Association reports that more than 60 million Americans experience heartburn/ GERD symptoms at least once each month. The pain of chronic heartburn or GERD can severely diminish people's quality of life, often leading sufferers to rely on a regimen of medicine and even restricting their diets and sleep positions. But for some people, even these lifestyle changes are not enough to combat the symptoms of their chronic heartburn or GERD. A modern, incisionless procedure called TIF is now available to alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by Chronic Heartburn or GERD. TIF stands for Transoral (through the mouth) Incisionless Fundoplication. During the TIF procedure a trained surgeon uses a scope to repair the patient's esophagus, preventing the acids from rising and causing heartburn. Since the TIF procedure is incisionless, the patient's recovery time is quite brief. Many facilities do not yet have quali ed medical personnel to perform the TIF procedure. Raulerson Hospital and its medical staff are quali ed to perform the TIF and have been performing the procedure since earlier this year. "Some TIF patients have even come here from the coast in order to receive the TIF procedure," explained Jenny Pung, public relations coordinator for Raulerson Hospital. To learn more about the TIF procedure, contact Raulerson Hospital at 863-763-2151 or contact Consult-a-Nurse at 1-888-449-8642. For further information, animations of the TIF procedure are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com / watch?v=o_sloSzmyBc&feature=related. GERD awareness week recognized Courtesy photo/ Raulerson HospitalChronic heartburn or GERD is a considerable problem to some people and now there are several treatment options. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CCCDonated giftsThe Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network, collected Christmas gifts. The members generously donated toys, clothes and lots of books and games for needy and foster children in Okeechobee. All gifts will be given to My Aunt’s House (501c3) for distribution in time for Christmas. Thank you members for your generosity, for more information on how you can donate or sponsor a family, please call 863-634-2306. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Hospice of the OkeechobeeRound up SnowmanEven snowmen “Cowboy Up” in Okeechobee. This one was created and made by staff at Waste Management a good example of the variety of items in the silent auction to bene t Hospice of Okeechobee. Annual Top of the Lake Christmas Festival plannedThe 2011 Annual Top of the Lake Christmas Festival and Parade are scheduled for Dec. 10. Main Street is taking applications now for both the festival and the parade. Booth fees are as follows: regular vendor, $50 per space; food vendor, $75; non-pro t, $20 if you are in competition with vendors; there will be no charge for booth spaces for nonpro t organizations. If you would like to participate, need an application or further information, please call the Main Street Of ce (863) 357-6246.

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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 €PBX Operator: PRNWe offer competitive wages & excellent benefits For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions Absolute AuctionSat., December 3rd 11 a.m. Southwest 86th St. Off Bee Line Hwy• Partially cleared• 5 acre parcel• Zoned agricultural• Great country getaway!• Potential uses include pasture, citrus, crops, nursery and more! Selling to the highest bidder, regardless of price! For Directions Call (772)219-8448 www.elliotpaul.comLicensed Real Estate Brokers and Auctioneers Stuart, Fl. AU1582AB1589 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Garage/ YardSalesTREASURE ISLAND 3035 SE 36th Ave,, 11/26 & 11/27, 8am til 4pm. Yard Sale...Tools, Xmas items, Household, Bike & LOTS of Misc. PersonalsLocal Okeechobee Single white male looking for single female to share my home with 80% alcohol free, 100% drug free. Smoking OK. Cell#772-919-5611 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time AGENT/SALES National Co. looking for contract sales rep to handle the area for business corporations and reference sources. Excellent earnings! Start now! Request the complete brochure at Bizcorp@att.net BUSY CHILD CARE Center looking for self motivated Preschool Teacher offering full and/or part time positions. Must have experience and a level two background screen. Please call Debbie at 863-467-5588COOK & SERVERSMUST have experience. Apply within @ Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 608 S. Parrot Ave. (Hwy. 441) Okeechobee Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full TimeInsurance agency looking for a FULL TIME CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE. No experience required, apply in person at 1500 State Road 70 East Okeechobee, FL 34972, behind the Race Trac gas station. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com AutomotiveWE PAY CASH FOR CARS. Any condition. No title needed. (863)268-5865 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com AntiquesCO-OP ANTIQUES 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/Supplies For Sale Savage .22 Hornet Bolt Action $400.00 Call 863-634-8451 Wanted ToBuyWE BUY CARS Any condition. Running or not. NO TITLE NEEDED. 863-268-JUNK. 268JUNK.com (863)268-5865 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 Dixie Ranch Acres area, 2 br. duplex. Clean, quiet, $500/mo, $400 security. Includes water and lawn maintenance. NO DOGS Call 863-610-0001 Apartments DON’T MISS OUT AFFORDABLE APART. IN TOWN 2BR/1.5 Bath 1 Block north of Walmart Carpet/Tile All Appliances,W/D on each oor, Clean/Newly Painted Call 863-763-8878 FURNISHED EFFICIENCY APT. Utilities and cable included. $600 mo. $300 sec. dep. No pets. (863)697-3351 GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED APARTMENTS for rent in Okeechobee. Must meet eligibility requirements. Please call 863-467-2079. TTY 1-800-233-6694. IN TOWN STUDIO APT nice area. Utilities included. $625/mo 1st & sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861 Large Tiled APT in town. 2/2, w/d, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. OKEE Huge, Clean, 2BR, 2BA, Nice area. Inside laundry. $675. month. First & Sec. End Unit. Call 772-215-0098 Houses-Rent 3/2 Located in Kings Bays $850.00 per month includes Lawn maintenance and access to Pool and Tennis Courts. Call for Info 863-697-9680 3/2/2 HOUSE for rent in SW section. Children and pets welcome. 863-634-9330 or 863-467-2541 Houses-Rent Dixie Ranch Acres area 3 br house, clean, quiet $700/mo, $500 security. Includes water & lawn maintenance. NO DOGS. Call 863-610-0001 OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba, tile throughout, $1000 mo. & up. 1st & sec. moves you in. (561)248-3888 or (863)599-0156 TREASURE ISLAND 4 BR, 2BA, $600/mo., No pets, 1st and last. Call Gail (863) 634-9128 Rental NeededCLEWISTON Single retiree, nancially secure, looking to rent a room north of Hwy 27 in Clewiston. (863) 228-3909 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent RIVER ACRES 2BR/1.5BA, Single, on Kissimmee River, $600/mo. + sec. & electric. Yearly lease. (863)634-8885 TREASURE ISLAND 2/2 new carpet, lg. Fla. rm, w/detaced man cave. 2 Sheds, $750/mo + sec. (863)634-0663 TREASURE ISLAND 3/2, New carpet, large yard, large shed. Move in $800. 1/1, Condo with util. Move in $750. Call: 863-634-0663. MobileHomeSale Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 14 Okeechobee News November 27, 2011 Employment Medical Employment Medical READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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2bd/1 1/2 bath 1981 MH with Florida room addition, Fully furnished, locat in Pine Ridge Park 3133 NE 7th St $15,000 Cash Call 937-631-1427 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. 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 Automobiles2006 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 15 Okeechobee News November 27, 2011 MobileHomeSale PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNoticeIN 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 noti ed 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 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 ONEQUARTER 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 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, 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 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 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 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 BREAKAWAY MOnument with 31/4" 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 G1BR3O 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 "A" BEiNG MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ComMENCE AT THe NORTHWEST 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 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; 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 CORNER 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 ONEHALF 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 SAID SECTION 16 AND THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE CounTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 88¡ 44' 15" EAST 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 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 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" WEST A DISTANCE OF 793.39 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED in Of cial 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 BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4" ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED "USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND 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 DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. AND 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 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 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 A2BRl30 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 DIS K 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 B Y 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 DIS K 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 DIS K STAMPED "USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE 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 DIS K STAMPED "USDA NATIONAL, RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108"; THENCE S 01¡ 04' 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 DIS K 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 DIS K 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 BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4" ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED "USD A 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 DIS K 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 DIS K STAMPED "USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108"; THENCE N 31¡ 27' 22" W, A DISTANCE OF 180.45 To Page 16

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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; A GRIVEST 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 A LL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND A GAINST 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 noti ed 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 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 ONEQUARTER 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 DIS K 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 DIS K 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" PUBLIC NOTICE The County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon will hold a 16 “County Ecosystem Restoration Coalition Meeting” on Friday, December 02, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Please take notice and be advised that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Coalition with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Russell Echols as Chairman County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 403792 ON 11/27/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News November 27, 2011 From Page 15 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Kaine Connan Kent, 16, S.W. 23rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 21 by Detective Augustin Saucedo on felony charges of burglary (four counts) and grand theft (three counts). He was also arrested on one misdemeanor count of petit theft. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then transported to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. Marshall Allen Eng, 18, S.W. 23rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 21 by Detective Augustin Saucedo on felony charges of burglary of a conveyance (four counts) and grand theft (three counts). He was also arrested on a misdemeanor count of petit theft. His bond was set at $18,500. Corey Connor, 36, was arrested Nov. 23 by Deputy Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation felony battery. He is being held without bond. Michael Marshall, 37, W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, was arrested Nov. 23 b y Deputy Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with failure to appear for violation of probation arraignment driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond. Orlando Rodriguez, 44, S.E. 36th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 24 by Deputy Justin Akins on an Okeechobee Count y warrant charging him with aggravated battery on a person 65 years of age or older. His bond was set at $50,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Arrest Report Boat ramp closed for equipment staging areaThe S-193 Navigation Lock, which allows boaters to travel directly between Lake Okeechobee and Taylor Creek on the north shore of the lake, will be 40 years old soon, making it time for the lock to undergo a complete renovation to ensure decades of continued reliable service. The lock renovation is scheduled to begin April 1, 2012. To prepare for the work, the contractor will stage materials and equipment at the boat ramp on Taylor Creek immediately upstream of the navigation lock. The boat ramp is scheduled to be closed on Dec. 1 and will remain closed throughout the refurbishment project, which is scheduled to be complete by October 2012. While the boat ramp is closed, boaters can use the ramp in the Rim Canal about two miles south of Taylor Creek. After the lock is taken out of service on April 1, boaters can launch into Lake Okeechobee at Jaycee Park near the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and State Road 78. Leading up to April 1, boaters are asked to use caution when navigating near the lock due to ongoing construction and preparation for the full-scale renovation of the Taylor Creek Lock. Taylor Creek boat ramp scheduled to close The County Parks & Recreation Department is offering "Rec. Space" for those looking for something fun to do after school once a week. Every Thursday, from 3:30-5 p.m., there will be ping pong tables, other activities set up on one side of the Sports Complex Pavilion. Anyone can enjoy drop-in play, learn how to play ping-pong or challenge yourselves to minute games at no cost. Children 10 years or younger should be accompanied by an adult. Rec. Space will run through Dec. 15. ‘Rec time’ opens for kids at Sports Complex Pavilion Registration for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading has begun at the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. The deadline to register is Nov. 30 The program is for girls and boys in K-5 through 6th grades. For more information or to register, please call 863-4677625 or go by the church or ROC of ce. Registration forms are also available at your child's school. Registration for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

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same as for the present system, so taxpayers w on’t pay anything additional for maintenance. Another plus is the fact that the company does not charge for updates. The present system was installed in 2002 and is outdated and not supported by the v endor, according to Maj. Stephen. The sheriff’s of ce sent out request for proposals (RFPs) and checked references for a replacement system. Spillman Technologies has been in existence for 29 years and deals only with public safety software. The company has 950 customers nationwide and 11 in Florida. Most customers have been with the company for a number of years. Maj. Stephen said one of the deciding factors for choosing this system was the fact that the Osceola County Sheriff’s Of ce has had the system since 1995 and has had no problems with it. Also, the City of Okeechobee has had the system since 2007. When the sheriff’s system is fully operational it will be possible to better coordinate activities with the Okeechobee City Police Department. Among other things, the new system will aid in dispatching ambulance calls from the city. Currently, when the city receives an accident or re call, a city dispatcher has to call the county to dispatch an ambulance. When the system is fully operational, such a call to the city will automatically generate a call for an ambulance. The new system consists of four components -jail management system, records management system, computer aided dispatch and mobile. There is an additional re component the county can purchase at a later date for Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue. Each component shares information with the other components, thus eliminating the current need for entering some information more than once into a different system. Also, the sheriff’s of ce will have access to information stored in the Spillman Technologies systems operated by other law enforcement agencies. A single vendor is responsible for maintenance and upgrades of all the components. The jail management system provides automated recording of all inmate operations from start to nish. It provides inmate history, tracking, risk assessment and medical assessment. The system can generate a report that tells how many people are currently in jail, which individuals had the most recent bookings and why inmates are being held. The record management system keeps track of people, vehicles and property and how they relate to one another. It records all criminal activity associated with an individual and keeps records on stolen vehicles and property. The mobile component makes information stored on other Spillman components available to of cers on patrol via their laptops. Unlike the present system, of cers can le reports through the Spillman system without having to return to the sheriff’s ofce. If a deputy is responding to a call that involves a speci c individual, the deputy can access the system and receive needed information on that individual while en route. The deputy can also receive the most direct route to the call. The system will have access to the property appraiser’s maps and aerial photographs. If a deputy gets in trouble, the dispatcher can pinpoint that deputy’s location. While on patrol, deputies will be able to scan the bar code on the back of a person’s driver’s license. The computer-aided dispatch system tracks as they are received, to what deputies they are assigned and their resolution. This information is readily available to other users of Spillman Technologies. Although installation of the system will begin after the holidays, Maj. Stephen said it would be about a year before the system is fully operational.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. OCSOContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11.5 +/ACRES OFLIGHT INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL PROPERTYWith frontage on Hwy 441 North. $249,000. Call Bryan Holden (863) 634-5792 104 NW 7thAve. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945 f x v w a x Service Integrity ExperienceLic. RE Broker Auctioneer # AU2579. 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. 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Park St. € Okeechobee(863) 801-9497CELL A L W A Y S S A V I N G P R O P E R T Y B U Y E R S $ M O N E Y 17 Okeechobee News November 27, 2011 Free Memory Loss screenings heldThe Alzheimer’s Association with the St. Mary’s Memory Disorder Center are offering free memory loss screenings at VNA, 208 S.E. Park St., on Friday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. –2:30 p.m. Appointments are required. Call Donna True at 1-800-861-7826 Ext. 501.Healthy Start Board to meetThe Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at 11 a.m., in their of ce, located at 575 S.W. 28th Street within the New Endeavor High School Building. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For more information about the Coalition, please contact Executive Director, Kay Begin, at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877.

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