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Publication Date: 11-30-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 102 No. 143 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 13.84 feetLast Year: 12.99 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. W oman sets re to ex-boyfriend’s bed ... Page 7 IRS to auction off chamber building contents todayBy Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Will the long running saga of the chamber of commerce building be over today? The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce has not met for over two years. The organization has apparently abandoned their leased building, at the intersection of Parrott Avenue and State Road 70. For almost a year the city has been trying to regain possession of the building, which it owns. Since 1986 the city had been leasing the property to the chamber for $1 a year. When the original Okeechobee Chamber o f Commerce stopped meeting and stopped answering the phone at the chamber building, at rst the city tried to negotiate with the chamber. When that proved fruitless, the city went to court, charging that the chamber had abandoned the building. On Aug. 16 the court ordered the chamber to retain legal counsel to respond to the charges. The chamber failed to comply. Therefore on Nov. 21 Judge Robert Belanger issued an order that the chamber vacate the building. The chamber was also ordered to pay court costs totalling $315. City administrator Brian Whitehall said on Tuesday, Nov. 29 that either on that day or the next day he was expecting to receive a "writ a possession," a legal document isCity regains possession of chamber building OCT presents holiday musical ... Page 21 County voting districts redrawn ... Page 15 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppReady for action: Special Response Team trains“Get your hands up!” shouted Deputy Sergeant Brian Hagan as he and members of the Special Response Team (SRT) from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce practiced Tuesday, Nov. 29, taking control of a school bus. While some SRT members held the ‘bad guys’ at gun point from the interior of the bus, other team members used ladders to nd and gain control of the suspects from the exterior. Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppSome members of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Special Response Team climbed small ladders to reach open windows on this school bus. Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppDeputy Corporal Randy Thomas, a member of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Special Response Team, pinned the bus driver to his seat while keeping his gun trained on suspects inside a school bus. See CHAMBER — Page 16

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 2 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Dowling WatfordTreasure Coast Council of Local GovernmentsThe Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments met Nov. 2, at the Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House in Jensen Beach for its annual installation luncheon. Council Member Richard Gillmor of Sebastian was sworn in as the 2011-2012 Chairperson by outgoing Chairperson Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch of Sewall’s Point. Indian River County Commissioner Peter O’Bryan was installed as the 2011-2012 Vice Chair, Council Member Dowling Watford of Okeechobee will continue as Treasurer, and Alderwoman Ingrid Van Hekken of St. Lucie Village will continue as secretary. The Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments is represented by County, Municipal and School Board elected of cials from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee Counties. The mission is to promote a sense of cohesiveness and regionalism among the government agencies of the Treasure Coast. Today: Sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming northwest between 5 and 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph.Extended Forecast Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 72. North northwest wind around 5 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. North wind around 5 mph. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North northeast wind around 10 mph. Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. North wind around 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Volunteers needed! Help the Humane Society Pet Rescue with the upcoming Christmas in the Park event. A oat for the parade is planned and creative helpers are needed. Greeters are needed for the information and pet supplies table. Administrative volunteers are especially needed for our of ce. Do you have some extra time to donate to help a homeless pet? Call the shelter and come give a dog a hug. 863-357-1104

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. $9.95 & up863-763-3824Serving You Since 1945 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 3 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 Do you remember Pearl Harbor?Next week is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of 12 ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged. President Franklin Roosevelt, addressing a joint session of Congress, called Dec. 7 “a date which will live in infamy.” Congress declared war on Japan, and the United States entered World War II. W ithin days, Japan’s allies, Germany and Italy, declared war on the United States. If you are old enough to remember that day, w e invite you to share y our memories with the readers of the Okeechobee News. Email your story to okeenews@newszap.com, post online at www.newszap.com (click on the Okeechobee page and then on the local issues forum or follow the link from the Okeechobee News Facebook page), bring your story to the Okeechobee News of ce, 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D (in the plaza next door to Brahman Movie Theater). Pearl Harbor memories sought Santa to visitThe City of Okeechobee will present holiday events for all to enjoy including: Pictures with Santa from 6-8 p.m. in City Park Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13. Santa on the Fire Truck NW and NE Section Dec. 15; SW Section Dec. 16 and SE Section Dec. 17. For more information, please call Kim Barnes at 863-763-3372 ext. 222.Main Street announces local holiday festivitiesOkeechobee Main Street is again sponsoring the annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Top of the Lake Christmas Festival in Flagler Park on Dec. 10 Food vendors, speciality vendors and non-pro ts are welcome to apply! Main Street will also again hold the annual Christmas Window Decorating Contest for businesses throughout the city. This year a rst and second place will be named for Large Window Display; Small Window Display and Overall Business Display. Decorations must be completed by Tuesday, Dec. 6 and judging will occur from Wednesday, Dec. 7 through Friday, Dec. 9. The winners will be announced at the festival on Dec. 10. Applications for the parade, festival and window decorating contest are available at the Main Street Of ce, 111 Northeast 2nd St. and can be faxed or sent via e-mail. Please call Cindy for more information at 863 3576246.Big Lake Missions sponsors toy driveBig Lake Mission Outreach is sponsoring their 16th annual toy drive for the needy children in our community. We screen our families for needs and the gifts are to be placed under the tree for Christmas Day. We are in need of new gift for ages infant to teen. Donations can be toys, gift cards, gifts suitable for teens or checks are also welcome made out to: Big Lake Missions Outreach, to purchase what is needed. Also food items are always acceptable and needed. Donations of toys and gifts will be accepted through Dec. 20. For more information, you may call 863-763-5725. Pick up and receipts are available upon request.Eastern Star to host Holiday Fashion ShowOkeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will host the 15th Annual Holiday Luncheon and Fashion Show on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the KOA Campground. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with a Chicken Salad lunch being served at 11:45 a.m. We will again showcase our awesome “Teacup Auction” featuring numerous gifts, baskets, gift certi cates, etc. from many local merchants. Tickets for this spectacular event are again only $12 person and are limited. The deadline to reserve your ticket is Wednesday, Nov. 30. Please contact Mrs. Neicha Spiller at 863-357-7084. No tickets will be sold at the door. Holiday Happenings Courtesy photo/ Library of CongressBattered by aerial bombs and torpedoes, the USS California settles slowly into the mud and muck of Pearl Harbor. Clouds of black, oily smoke pouring up from the California and her stricken sister ships conceal all but the hull of the capsized USS Oklahoma at the extreme right.

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T he last Christmas Since 12/12/12 is the next doomsday of t he world, it is possible this will be the last Christmas for everybody? The last good cheer. Because of this, I broke out the lights. I have s trung them around. I spent money on a live t ree. I decorated the place outside an in. I ext end this right to everyone. After all you won’t get to do it again. And while you are decorating forgive all those who have trespassed against you, for if you don’t forgive, you will not be forgiven. Here’s to peace among all men. Now hang those lights. I would like to ride around and see every home with a string of lights. Ho Ho Ho ... Merry Christmas!  Well if that is true then next year on 1225-12, we believers will be celebrating Jesus’s b irthday with him!  I am too lazy to put up decorations, to b e perfectly honest.  And remember, what goes up must c ome down.  Treat every Christmas—and every day for t hat matter—as if it could be your last. Even if the world doesn’t end in 2012, you have no guarantee how long you will be around.Black Friday I saw on the news there was robbing, s hooting, stabbing and ghting over the deals. It made me wonder if it was done to distract everyone while big stuff went out the door. I am sure we only saw some of what went on. I also wonder where these out of work folks get the money or are they using credit?  Some friends and I went to check out t he Black Friday sales just to see what all the fuss is about. It was crazy. It was interesting t o see, but very sad. Some people spent the entire Thanksgiving Day in line for the chance for a cheap TV. Instead of enjoying the day w ith their families, they were camped out in front of a store. The lines to get out of the s tores were insane. My friends and I decided t here was nothing in the store worth standing in that line for, no matter how great the sale. So we went out to breakfast instead.FPL Florida Flash and Flicker left us without power from 9 am ’til 5 pm Nov. 22. While they blamed the tree trimmers and the tree trimmers blamed FPL we were busy running for bags of ice to try to save the food in our freezers and nally had to throw out most of it. Two hundred and eleven customers without service means at least 211 freezers and many more since most of us have two freezers. That’s a lot of ruined food because of their little dispute!  When we lose power we have always left the refrigeration units closed. Of course this won’t help if the juice is off for days rather than hours.  Try a standby generator.  We lived in Ft. Drum and were ALWAYS losing power up there. We would just crank up the generator and let it run. We had put one of those panel controlled things at the inside panel box to choose what appliances we wanted running. Worked like a charm.  Another power interruption! Every morning now...just enough to make the clocks blink and have to reboot the computer.  If you don’t have an uninterruptable power supply for your computer, don’t expect a long lifespan for it.  Get a UPS. You will have those quick power outages anywhere, just enough to make your computer reboot. I would not put up with that for a second any more. That is a major annoyance.Can the Post Of ce be saved? In 2006 the Republican Congress passed a law requiring the U.S.P.S. to PREPAY $5.5 billion per year into federal pension plans, an obligation shared by no other public agency or private company. In an effort to destroy the Post Of ce so that private companies can overcharge us, the GOP has force them to overpay billions of dollars. The postal system receives no tax dollars and has always been able to fund itself. It is also legally prevented from entering business not related to physical mail. This means it can’t do what national postal services in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden have done successfully—enter the digital age. In those countries bills and catalogs are sent to digital mailboxes on customers’ computers, and virtual postage can be purchased from cell phones. The political right has handcuffed the U.S.P.S., not unions.  I get bills and catalogs by email now— for free, other than the cost of my Internet. Why would I want to start paying for it? Graves fundraiserThere is no way that we can possibly begin to express our thanks for the many, many people who helped to make the Graves benet a huge success. The simple word “thanks” seems inadequate. Once again, Okeechobee has shown its caring, giving and compassionate side by supporting a local fundraiser. Charles and Sophia “Sissy” Graves needed some help after Charles became diagnosed with esophageal varices in February. He has been unable to work since his rst day in the hospital over eight months ago. With Sophia the only one bringing in an income, their funds were dwindling and more procedures for Charles loomed in the future, instead of his returning to work. Then Phyllis Stone asked for some help from some of the community folks who knew how to get a fundraiser organized and the barbecue bene t was born. The team of workers who volunteered to help was one of the most thoughtful and caring groups we have ever worked with. Everything fell into place, with donations for all the food, donations for door prizes and for the silent auction. Over $4,000 has been raised to date for the Graves family and although we can’t begin to name everyone here in this article, please know that whatever you did to make this a success, it is greatly appreciated. If you donated food, or gifts, or auction items; set up, served or cooked, made tea, cut cakes, sang for the crowd, delivered meals, bought tickets, sold tickets or cleaned up the facility afterwards, YOU were a huge part of making it a successful fundraiser. If you missed the bene t, you can still make a donation to the Graves family by going to Regions Bank and depositing money into their savings account. Thank you Okeechobee. You are awesome and may God bless each and every one!Cathy Killian, Phyllis Stone and Micky SlaytonVFW and Amvets say Thank youVFW 9528 and Amvets 2001 Buckhead Ridge would like to thank their sponsors for their support with the recent Golf Tournament fundraiser. Thank you goes to the following individual sponsors including: Neil Ritchie, Sarah Ritchie, Bob Wood, Bob and Lorraine Gibson, William Dougas, June Young, Gene Flynn, Glenda Finney. Thanks also goes to the following corporate sponsors including: Cheers and Beers, Joe’s Barber and Jeff, Mary and Carolyn, Lakeport Garden Club, May Lavenda r Plumbing, John’s Auto Electric, Twin Palms, Thornberry RV Park, Mosquito Creek, Good Spirits, Pegasus Pest Control, Blue Heron Gol f Club, Sun Trust, Professional Respiratory o f Okeechobee, A. Barbers Barber Shop Amy, Buck’s Food. A special thank you to Fred Carolson, Bob Geisler, Rich Crawford, John Kinner and Bob Boyle, Gary Brocksmith. Proceeds from the tournament helped to pay for care packages to be sent to troops overseas. With much gratitude, Amvets and VFW 9528KOA Okeechobee honored for Care Camps fundraisingI recently accepted the prestigious KO A Founder’s and President’s Awards fo r Okeechobee KOA at the annual KOA Convention in Las Vegas. My staff deserved th e recognition for their hard work and dedication to great customer service. We are in th e business of making fun memories for ou r campers and they do a great job. However, I also brought home an unexpected award to share with our friends in the community. The KOA National Owner’s Association presented me with the “I CARE” award for fundraising contributions to KO A Care Camps. This award is really recognition for outstanding support from our camping guests, friends in the community, local merchants and service organizations of Okeechobee who support the many fundraising events for this worthy cause. KOA Care Camps is a non-pro t charit y that currently sponsors 45 Children’s Cancer Camps in the United States and Canada. These camps provide the joy of summe r camp for children with cancer. Their focus is on fun, friends and activities rather than on their illness. The wonders of childhood should be more than chemotherapy. Th e continuous generosity from people like you keeps the Care Camps program going and growing. It was with pride that I accepted “Okeechobee’s” award in front of 500 KO A Franchisees who also have a passion for KO A Care Camps. Thank you Good Spirits Lounge, Th e “Ducks,” VFW, Eagles, KOA guests and volunteers, merchants of Okeechobee and everyone who supports these fundraising events. This award is dedicated in memory of J.R. Coburn and Doug Sturdevent whose passion and dedication to the “KIDS” was undeniable. This one is for J.R. and Doug. We miss you.Wendy Woodman, GM, Okeechobee KOA Wednesday, November 30, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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Visit: https://circulation.newszap.com/ Email: readerservices@newszap.com Call: 800-282-8586 I t  s a l l a b o u t y o u y o u r n e w s y o u r n e i g h b o r s y o u r l i f e 5 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 A capacity audience attended Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church on Sunday, Nov. 20. The church community hosted the fourth annual Beginnings Concert, a bene t event for the Healthy Start Coalition of Okeechobee. Attendees enjoyed a varied concert including organ and harpsichord duet pieces and organ compositions by Handel. The duet Concerti pieces were by Spanish composer Antonio Soller and were performed by Dr. Ed Petuch from Florida Atlantic University and Musical Director Mr. Kevin Kinnaird. A number of vocalists also performed musical numbers from "Phantom of the Opera," "Jeckyll and Hyde" and the Sound of Music." A portion of the concert also included "Americana" classics. A reception of homebaked good and light appetizers was hosted by the Church and was a perfect time for the concert-goers to meet the performers and the staff of Healthy Start. The concert entitled "New Beginnings" was chosen this year as the title for a two-fold reason. Obviously this event gives assistance to youngest members of our local community. The other reason, as concert attendees were informed, is that the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida elected Rev. Gregory O. Brewer as its fourth Bishop. This election took place in Orlando on Nov. 19, the day before the concert. This musical event was dedicated to Rev. Brewer as he takes on the role of primary Shepherd of the Episcopal Diocese. There was no admission price for the concert, however this event annually serves as a diaper drive for Healthy Start. As of this writing, "New Beginnings" has generated over $500 and more than 30 packages of diapers. The Beginnings concert, in its fourth year, has provided hundreds of diapers and thousands of dollars for the coalition, all distributed and spent locally to assist expectant mothers in prenatal services and education. Healthy Start offers a variety of services to their clients. The services include: Educational classes covering a number of topicsprenatal care, nutrition, counseling, infant care and parent education, just to name a few. This valuable program has suffered a myriad of budget cuts from Federal and State funding programs over the last year. In the long run, if these young mothers do not receive these types of programs, it could end up costing the local community more due to a lack of education and resources. If you were not able to attend and would still like to make a diaper or cash donation, please call Healthy Start at 863-462-5877 or call the church at 863-763-4843 for more information on where to send a donation to Healthy Start. Concert honors new Bishop and bene ts Coalition Special to the Okeechobee News/ Kevin KinnairdPerformers of New Beginnings in the back row, Musical Director Kevin Kinnaird, Dr. Ed Petuch, Maeghin Mueller, Mount Dora resident, Erica Pope, Lauren Fusco and Micheal Bast. In the front row are: Kaylee Whidden, Molly Spearow, Delaney Jones, Morgn Bulan and Shelby Sumner. A reception was held in the Parish Hall after the concert. This beautiful table held great food provided by members of the Church. Kay Mueller, co-coordinator of hospitality for the event (pictured here on the right) pays attention to detail during the reception. This event serves as a diaper drive for the Healthy Start Coalition of Okeechobee. More than 30 packages of diapers have been collected with hopes for more to come. Salvation Army needs bell ringersYour local Salvation Army helps families who are experiencing a nancial crisis with their basic needs. The main source of income is the annual "Bell Campaign." Help us help others by "Ringing the Bells." If you, your business or employer can spare some time to ring the bells, please call Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427 or his cell at 863-610-6659. Pregnancy Center offers free servicesFree Pregnancy tests are available at the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee. Of ce located at 500 N.W. 6th Street and you may call the of ce at 863-467-8748. Free Parenting Classes available for mothers (and fathers) to be on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Call the of ce at 863-467-8748. Find out about the Baby Boutique!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Baltazar Guerrero-Torres, 63OKEECHOBEE — Baltazar Guerrero-Torres, age 63, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Ft. Pierce. A requiem mass will be held today, Nov. 30, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.John E. (Bud) Whidden Jr., 82CLEWISTON — John E. (Bud) Whidden Jr., 82, passed away Nov. 25, 2011, at Hope Hospice in Sebring. Bud was born in Okeechobee, on Feb 7, 1929. He served in the army in the Korean War. He returned from the war to graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry in 1955. Bud was the ranch foreman at Stitt Ranch in Clewiston for over 40 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the VFW, the Clewiston Elks Lodge, and a charter member of the Hendry County Cattleman’s Association. Bud enjoyed his family and friends, and celebrated life by being around those he loved. He was an outdoorsman, a third generation Florida cowboy, and raised his children to appreciate and enjoy loved ones, as well as the rewards of hard work. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Whidden; son, Joe Kelley Whidden; parents, John E. and Willie Whidden of Okeechobee; three sisters, Betty Jane Davis (Johnny), Joann Whidden, and Pauline Thomas (Alva), all of Okeechobee. He is survived by his sister, Marion Payne of Williston; son, John E. (Trip) Whidden, III (Brenda) of Clewiston; and daughter, Mary Ann Andrews (Russell) of Lake Placid. He also leaves behind four granddaughters, Vanessa Whidden of Sylva, N.C., Krystal Whidden of Clewiston, Katharine (Katie) Whidden of Clewiston, Jennifer Andrews Armstrong (Tommy) of Pensacola; great-granddaughters, Cassidy and Cheyenne of Pensacola; and several nieces and nephews of Okeechobee and Williston. There will be a service to celebrate Bud’s life on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. Friends of the family are invited. In lieu of owers, the family asks that donations be made to the Richard Pape Memorial Fund or Hope Hospice of Sebring.Judith A. Groth, 71OKEECHOBEE — Judith A. Groth, age 71, lost her battle with cancer on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Hamrick Home. Born in North eld, N.J., she had been a resident of Okeechobee for the past ten years having relocated from the Ft. Lauderdale area. Judith enjoyed reading, gardening and doing cross-stitch. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Judith is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert J. Groth of Okeechobee; son, David (Jamie) Groth; daughters, Debra (Mark) Davis, Diane (Anthony) Vitale, all of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; and eight grandchildren, James and Christopher Davis, Stephanie (Daniel) Poe, Nina and Mariah Vitale, and Matthew, Kathleen, and Emily Groth. No visitation or service will be held. If friends wish, they may make donations in Judith’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.Rosemary J. Enders, 61LORIDA — Rosemary J. Enders, age 61, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Raulerson Hospital. Born in Fletcher, Vt., Rosemary had been a resident of Lorida since 1995. Rosemary was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed painting and playing scrabble with her sister and daughter. She was preceded in death by a stepson, Bruce M. Enders; and a brother, George Shaw. Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Bruce Enders; sons, Robert (Cathy) Potvin of Swanton, Vt., Rockwell Potvin of Isle la Motte, Vt.; daughter, Kimberly (Keith) Sweet of Essex Junction, Vt.; step-daughter, Tamara Enders of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren; brothers, Charles Shaw of Enosburg, Vt., Steve (Debbie) Shaw of Oklahoma, Scotty Shaw of St. Albans, Vt., Eric (Maggie) Shaw of Buskirk, N.Y.; sisters, Mary (Pete) Gervais of Enosburg, Vt., Dianna P effer of Greenwich, N.Y.; and Lorie (Alan) Bullman of Santee, S.C. There will be no services at this time. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations in memory of Rosemary be made to a charity of their choice. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida. Thomas R. Brandewie, Sr., 82OKEECHOBEE — Thomas R. Brandewie, of Okeechobee, died Thursday, November 24, 2011, at his residence. He was born August 13, 1929, in Miami County, Ohio, to Raymond and Edna Brandewie. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He came to Okeechobee from Sarasota in 2005, and was an avid guitar player. He is survived by his sons, Thomas R.(Tara) Brandewie, Jr. of Sarasota, Jerry Brandewie of Houston, Texas, Charles Brandewie of Riverside, Texas; daughter, Sharon Brandewie of Boynton Beach, Fla; brothers, Joseph Brandew ie of Dunedin, Fla., Kerr Lewis Brandewie of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren. There will be no public service at this time. In lieu of owers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Florida 34973. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Online condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. V ernon L. (Buddy) Watts, 91WEST PALM BEACH — Vernon L. (Buddy) W atts, a native of West Palm Beach, 91, passed away under the care of Vitas Hospice at Columbia Hospital, on Nov. 19, 2011. He was a proud member of the US Coast Guard, serving in Iwo Jima & other Paci c battles in WWII. After retiring from Watts Cement Pottery in West Palm Beach, he resided in Okeechobee for 35 years, where he was active w ith the VFW and the Senior Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 y ears, Connie; brother, Eugene; sisters, Evelyn DelaVedova and Ellen Colina; children, Barbara J ean, John, Betty Lou; and good friend, Jo Ellen Goings. Surviving is his step-daughter, Lillian (Amon) V ickers of Dothan, Ala.; sisters, June (Jim) Ryan, W PB and Venita (Don) Boyd, Boynton Bch; brother, Earl (Minnie Jo) of Robbinsville, N.C.; several grandchildren, including Larry Reinhard and Major Robert Reinhard (USAF) along with many nephews, nieces and great-grandchildren w ill mourn his passing. A Memorial Service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 N. E. 2nd St., Okeechobee. In lieu of owers, contributions may be made to Vitas Charitable Fund, c/o Columbia Hospital, 2201 45th Street, 2nd Floor, West Palm Bch, Fla. 33407. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111.Virginia ‘Ginnie’ Ullrich RiordanOKEECHOBEE — Virginia “Ginnie” Ullrich Riordan passed to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at the age o f 91. Ginnie, a resident of Okeechobee, Fla., was born on May 24, 1920, in St. Louis, Mo. Her parents, Walter and Alma Ullrich, were also from St. Louis. Ginnie married Norman Gerren in 1937, William Cesak in 1958 and William Riordan in 2006. Ginnie earned a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree from St. Louis University. She attended Holy Trinity Church in St. Louis where she was a Stephens’ Minister before moving to Florida. She was a proud member of the Merry Widows, a Christian fellowship group at Holy Trinity and cherished the close friendship. Ginnie loved to sing, dance, and make those around her happy. She was known for her incredible smile that brought warmth and joy to many. Ginnie was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church. She performed in plays at the Okeechobee Community Theater, sang in the Peace Lutheran Choir, and entertained man y with her wit and genuine, caring nature. Ginnie’s Lutheran faith was strong throughout her entire life. She took great pleasure in sharing the Word of our Lord in hopes of helping others nd the love of Jesus. Ginnie was an animal lover and cherished all of God’s creatures. She was an avid reader and loved to learn and experience new things. She loved to travel and visited many far-away places including many European countries, Egypt, and Kenya; where she stayed with local tribes and enjoyed animal safaris; Israel and most of our United States. She loved spending time with her family and many friends. Most of all, Ginnie loved life and loved bringing happiness to others. Ginnie was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Alma Ullrich; husbands, Norman Gerren, William Cesak, William Riordan; brother, Norman Ullrich; son-in-law, Richard Weber; grandsons, Jerry Long, Dean Gerren; granddaughter, Laura Long; and many cherished pets. Ginnie is survived by daughters, Yvonne (Larry) LaMee of Okeechobee, Elaine (Rex) Kenyon of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; son, Bill (Sheri) Cesak of Atlanta, Ga; grandchildren, Mike and Rae Long, Greg and Scott Reagan, Mark Jordon and Bret Cesak; great-grandchildren; great-greatgrandchildren; brother, Ray Ullrich; cousins; nieces and nephews; and many cherished friends. A memorial service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, Okeechobee, Fla. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at 11 a.m. In lieu of owers, please consider a donation to the church or a favorite charity. Ginnie, a follower of Our Lord Jesus Christ, lover of life, family and friends will be missed b y many. We love you Mom, with all our hearts. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida. 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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local woman, who was apparently mad at a former boyfriend, has been arrested by an of cer with the re marshal's of ce for setting his bed ablaze. Maria Torres-Perez, 37, S.E. 22nd Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Sunday, Nov. 27, on a felony charge of arson. She is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.An arrest report by Of cer Gregory Gilkey, of the State Fire Marshal's Of ce, stated the re was reported at 2:56 a.m. Sunday. The report does not indicate if there were any injuries. According to witness statements Torres' Ford Expedition was seen in front of the home on N.E. 31st Way and that she was standing outside the home shouting about someone in the home owing her $500, stated the of cer's report. Those same witnesses reportedly told the of cer that Torres walked around the south side of the home. Then, a short time later, they heard sirens. Of cer Gilkey, assisted by Deputy Bart Potter of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce, said Torres would not talk to them about the incident. Deputy Potter was the translator since Torres does not speak English.The of cer's report stated that the corner of the bedding was ignited "... with a ammable object such as a lighter." According to Okeechobee County Fire / Rescue records, damage was contained to the mattress and there were no injuries. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. Walpole Feed & Supply Co.763-6905€ Hwy. 98 N. OkeechobeeHours: Mon. Fri. € 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. € Sat. € 7:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. STOPBYANDMEETOUR FRIENDLYAND COURTEOUSSTAFFHEREATWALPOLEFEED& SUPPLYCO.Where our #1 goal is to provide You, the Consumer, the utmost reliability and satisfaction in our products. To satisfy our customers even more, our staff will load all your animal and fencing needs in your vehicle or can deliver them right to your home. 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Howard Lee Kendall, 37, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 25 by Deputy Bart Potter on warrants charging him with violation of probation arson and violation of probation robbery with a gun or deadly weapon. He is being held without bond. Jesus Vivas, 43, Broadland Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 25 by Trooper T.D. Burk on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Deborah Jean Gillis, 49, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 26 by Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. Her bond was set at $10,000. James Darren Holley, 51, S.E. 11th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 26 by Of cer Chad Troutman on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $1,500. Mitchell Ray Hat eld, 22, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 27 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a warrant charging him with violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond. Andrew Wheeler, 16, S.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 27 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a juvenile take and hold warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of a conveyance (two counts), grand theft motor vehicle ( ve counts) and the misdemeanor of criminal mischief. He was transported to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. Sheretta Shelet McNeil, 29, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 28 by Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee Count y felony warrant charging her with violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. She is being held without bond. William J. Dougan, 46, N.W. 20th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 28 by Detective M.D. Faulkner on a charge of possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $5,000. Stefenie Morgan, 26, S.W. 21st Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 28 by Deputy Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee Count y warrant charging her with grand theft (two counts). Her bond was set at $5,000. Gary Dennis Padgett, 61, N.W. Ninth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 28 b y Deputy Mark Margerum on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $5,000. He was also arrested on a second warrant that charged him with simple battery. His bond on that charge was set at $1,000. Kelly Marie Aaron, 34, S.E. 35th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 29 b y Deputy Tammy Sera ni on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with violation of probation dealing in stolen property and violation of probation providing false information to a secondary metal recycler. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Fire Marshal charges local woman with arson Maria Torres-Perez By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A West Palm Beach man is being held locally on bond following his arrest for allegedly having sexual relations with a 13-year-old Okeechobee girl. Travis Gregory Bartoe, 19, Pinewood Terrace, was arrested Sunday, Nov. 27, on four felony counts of lewd and lascivious molestation. He was also charged with the felonies of interference with child custody and child abuse. Misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and making a false statement to a law enforcement of cer were also led against him. Bartoe is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on bond. His total bond has been set at $108,000. Arrest reports from the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) indicate that Bartoe was initially arrested by Of cer Lawrence Parzygnat after he picked up the child and her older sister. Sometime later, however, the older sister wanted to go home so Bartoe reportedly took her back to where he picked her up and let her out of his truck. According to another arrest report by OCPD Detective Bill Saum, Bartoe and the 13-year-old then went to a home where they sat around a re and smoked Spice. Spice, also known as K-2 and a variety of other names, is a synthetic marijuana that was legally sold in convenience stores and head shops until legislation was signed into law in July making the sale and possession of such substances illegal. Detective Saum stated that at some point Bartoe and the child returned to his truck and engaged in sexual acts. Both Bartoe and the girl told the detective that the sex was consensual, stated Detective Saum. Bartoe reportedly told the detective that he thought of the girl "as a little sister" and that "things got carried away." The detective went on to state that the girl was taken to Raulerson Hospital where a sexual battery kit was performed on her. He stated that he also collected Bartoe's DNA. Detective Saum said Bartoe did wear a condom and that it was found in the man's truck. Man accused of having sex with 13-year-old Travis G. Bartoe

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Ministers of other churches and ministries are invited to join the Okeechobee Ministerial Association on the second Wednesday of every month at noon at The Lodge Restaurant. The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church 312 N. Parrot Ave, will hold its annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Dec. 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enter the Fellowship Hall by the NW 4th Street entrance. The Presbyterian Youth Group will hold a soup & salad lunch for $5 per person on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, call the church of ce 863-824-0013. Fr. Hugh Duffy will give a series of talks on the parables every Thursday night from 7 to 8 p.m. in the pavilion at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 901 S.W. 6th Street. The talks are ongoing until Thursday, Dec. 15. Everybody is welcome and there is no charge to attend. For more information, call 863-763-3727. LIFE Community Church (formerly Grace Brethren Church) 701 S. Parrott Ave. w ill have their FREE family movie night, Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. The movie “Christmas With a Capital C” stars Ted McGinley, Nancy Stafford and Daniel Baldwin. It is the triumph of a small town battling political correctness when their Nativity scene is challenged and Merry Christmas is to be replaced with Happy Holidays. The public is invited. The Mark Trammell Quartet will be in concert on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, at 425 S.W. 28th St. A love offering will be taken. For information, call 863-763-7113. The Proclaimers Quartet is coming to Okeechobee on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. They are a unique Southern Gospel Quartet out of Georgia, who have travelled with the Gaithers. They will be at Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. 9th St. No admission will be charged, but a love offering will be taken. Contact info: 863763-0669. Fountain of Life Church would like to invite everyone to come listen to Terry Borcheller. Terry will share his testimony on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. He is an American professional race driver who races in the Grand American Road Racing Association Rolex Sports Series and American LeMans Series. In 2009 his team won the prestigious 24 Hours of Sebring. If you have any questions, please call Pastor Dave Robertson at 863-801-1297. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, 102 N.W. 10TH Street. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is ministry for women for all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church, at 912 N.W. Park St. (Hwy. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonicacome and enjoy!The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers In this age of exploitive and trashy media, were proud to be different. We believe in operating and publishing our newspaper as a public trust. Fulfilling our public trust requires that we try to bring out the best in our community and its people. We seek the highest common denominators, not the lowest. We dont engage in gutter journalism. We know we can achieve success on the high road. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 10 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 Churches plan special holiday events Special to the Okeechobee News/ Melissa SerranoChurch grand openingPrimera Iglesia Bautista Hispana, 5051 N.W. 30th Street, held their grand opening ribbon cutting with Pastor Mario Robles (right), Pastor Randy Huckabee (left), and County Commissioner Bryant H. Culpepper (center). Share your news and photos for this column by email to pgawda@newszap.comPlaces ofWorship

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Open Evenings Emergencies Welcome All InsuranceWelcomeFREEDigital X-Ray & Consultation or Second OpinionNEW DENTURES$359starting at$99ea.starting at(D5110) (D5120)Exp.11/30/11Exp. 11/30/11Exp. 11/30/11(D2750) (D7140) FROM (D9310) (D0330)CROWNSEXTRACTIONS$499LIMITED TIME ONLY IMPLANTOLOGYISNOTARECOGNIZEDSPECIALTYBYTHEAMERICANDENTALASSOCIATIONANDFLORIDABOARDOFDENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENTPROGRAMONLY. THEPATIENTANDANYOTHERPERSONRESPONSIBLEFORPAYMENTHASTHERIGHTTOREFUSEORPAY, CANCELPAYMENT ORBEREIMBURSEDFORANYSERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATEMENTWHICHISPERFORMEDASARESULTOFANDWITHIN72 HOURSOFRESPONDINGTOTHEADVERTISEMENTFORTHEFREE, DISCOUNTEDORREDUCEDFEE, SERVICE, EXAMINATIONORTREATMENT. Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 14 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSStudents of the WeekOsceola Middle School Students of the Week getting ready to dig into their Thanksgiving Holiday! Congratulations to: Daniel Parker, Brenda Aguiler, Rosa Rivera-Chavez, Alexandria Ducott, Marizol Jaimes, Tasneem Tarannum, Aimee Rumbaugh, Karen Garcia, Julissa Hernandez, Willy Pattisonnot pictured. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMStudents of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Nov. 18: Rodrigo Reynoso, Emanuel Hernandez, Jose Aguillon, David Montoya, Margaret Virto, Zhani Moses, Marcus Tagle, Brianna Windham, Daron Powers, Gage Whitman, Juan Betancourt, Kailey Raulerson, Kylee Smith, Cassiedy Tyson, Orrin Wilkerson, Luis Rosas-Ruiz, Josiah Pacheco, Kyla Thurman, Reyna Reynoso, Arianna Picket, Sarah Craig, Florivella Gonzalez, Edith Bautista, Marisol Martinez, Haley Stripling and Brandon Kennedy. ‘Rec time’ opens for kids at Sports Complex PavilionThe County Parks & Recreation Department is offering “Rec. Space” for those looking for something fun to do after school once a week. Every Thursday, from 3:30-5 p.m., there will be ping-pong tables, 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.

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News In the last 10 years the population of Okeechobee County has not only increased but the areas of concentration have shifted. That was evidenced by the action of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at their Nov. 22 meeting when they redrew commissioner district boundary lines. The state constitution requires that after every census the district lines for commissioners be redrawn so they are as nearly equal in population as possible. Unlike some Florida counties where only the residents of a district can vote for the commissioner in that district, local voters can vote for all commission seats up for grabs. The only persons really affected by the new lines would be commission candidates or incumbents. Commissioners must live in the district they represent. Separate lines will be drawn for state and national representation. According to the 2010 census the population of the county -minus the inmate population of the Okeechobee County Jail and other state institutions -on April 1, 2010, w as 39,996. That means that each of the ve commission districts should have a population that is one fth of that total, or as close to 7,620 as possible. At a previous meeting commissioners had discussed a proposed map with new district boundaries and each district being within .5 percent of the target population. At their Tuesday, Nov. 22, meeting the majority of commissioners voted to approve that map. Since all ve districts either reach into the city or into the denser populated areas near the city limits, most changes were in those areas. Because of the concentrated population, small areas of several blocks each on the boundary of districts were shifted to even up the population. Other than those changes, the only major changes occurred on the eastern and western edges of District 1 in the northern part of the county. There were 392 voters west of U.S. 441 N. and north of C.R. 724 that were shifted from District 1 to District 3. On the other side of the district, 211 voters on the east side of C.R. 700A were shifted from District 2 to District 1. The new district lines will be in affect for the 2012 elections. More detailed descriptions of the boundary line changes can be found in the Nov. 22 meeting agenda package on the county commission website at www.co.okeechobee. .us.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News More Styles Available! See Store For More Details. E-Z In-Store Financing Available Start a New In-Store Financing Account and Receive an Additional Discount Rambler 2 $399 For Only Available in Sage & Mocha 15 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 Commission redraws county district lines By Audrey DriggersSaturday, Dec. 10, marks one of the nal appearances of the 2011 Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Reigning Court. The Queens were crowned back in February and have had appearances at all the rodeos, community bene ts and parades. These young ladies have the opportunity to meet local and state elected of cials, along with participating in charity bene ts. It's not easy being queen of the rodeo. One has to have personality, knowledge of the sport of rodeo and equine science; public speaking and interview skills and excellent horsemanship. The 2012 MRO Pageant deadline is Dec. 30. For more information on the pageant, please stop by Eli's Western Wear or Southern Style Clothing. You may also email: Audrey@missrodeookeechobee.org. The Okeechobee County Cattlewomen Association is looking for past rodeo queens and their pageant photos for their website. Please call Audrey 863-801-5258 or email: Audrey@ missrodeookeechobee.org with your name, title, year and photo. If you are interested in participating in the parade, please contact Cindy at Okeechobee Main Street, Inc at 863-3576246, okms2009@embarqmail.com or: www.mainstreetokeechobee.com by the deadline Dec. 5. Rodeo Queens ready to ride in holiday parade Kaitlyn McKayMRO Princess Megan Mullin Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Layla Edmonds MRO Princess Raybon Durrance Miss Teen Rodeo Okeechobee

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Contracts issued by Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company.AVB-003-FLLeeJayHart 877-339-5015 16 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 sued by the clerk of the court on the authority of the judge’s order, that actually gives the building back to the city. To complicate matters the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a tax lien against the chamber totaling $105,467.50 for unpaid taxes and penalties from 2001 through 2009. In July of this year the long vacant building w as seized by the Internal Revenue Serv ice to satisfy that tax lien. A locksmith was called in to change the locks and apparently the IRS is the only entity that has a key to the new locks. At 11 a.m. today the IRS will hold an auction of the building’s contents. Members of the public will be allowed to bid on 14 separate lots including furniture, electronic equipment, ling cabinets, posters, prints, a trophy case and trophies and various Okeechobee T-shirts and hats. The minimum bid for the aggregate is $2,000. According to Sharon W. Sullivan, IRS Property A ppraiser Liquidation Specialist, who will be conducting the auction, aggregate bids w ill be taken rst. Then bids on individual items will be taken. During the course of the bidding a running total will be kept of all individual bids. If the total of individual bids exceeds the highest aggregate bid then indiv idual bids will be honored. However, when all individual items have been auctioned, if the total of individual bids is less than the highest aggregate bid, then the highest aggregate bid will be honored. After the auction will the IRS relinquish the building to the city? When asked that question on Tuesday, Ms. Sullivan said she did not know. She was unaware of the Nov. 21 court ruling in favor of the city. What will the city do with the building once it regains possession? City administrator Brian Whitehall said that question would be on the agenda at the next city council meeting. The property was deeded to the city by the late Colonel R. E. Hamrick with the stipulation that the property be used only for a chamber of chamber and no other purpose. There are currently two other chambers that have come into existence since the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce became inactive the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, which is very active and well on its way to accomplish its yearend goal of 200 members and the Okeechobee County Area Chamber of Commerce w hich has been inactive. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. CHAMBERContinued From Page 1 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.Friends Of The Okeechobee Library host open mic nightCome 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.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.Eagles to host dinnerOn Friday Dec. 2 the Cypress Hut Eagles will serve a steakor sh dinner from 5:30 8:30 p.m. Music will be by Wes & Debbie James. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. The public is welcome. Moose serving steak dinnerOkeechobee Moose, at 159 N.W. 36th Street, on Saturday, Dec. 3, will serve dinner of country fried steak, from 5:30–7:30 p.m., for a $7 donation. Members and guests are welcome. Come and welcome back our entertainment “Alice” from 5–9 p.m.Craft & Christmas Bazaar setThe 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 all to a day lled with crafts, baked goods and a craft center available for children to make their own gifts. 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 man y items for sale. All proceeds will bene t the Okeechobee County 4-H program.Bene t planned for Kenny Harrison on SaturdayThere will be a cancer bene t for Kenn y Harrison on Saturday, Dec. 3 starting at 8 a.m. at the adult ball park. There will be games, raf es and barbecue dinners. For more information, contact Rhonda Gillis at 863-634-9530 or email rhonda_bohannon@ yahoo.com.Eagles plan Birthday BashOn Saturday, Dec. 3 the Cypress Hut Eagles will host a December Birthday Bash at 3 p.m. Music will be by Michael’s Memories The public is welcome. All proceeds go to the Community Charity Fund. Community events 2011 Kiwanis Radio Auction announcedThe 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.

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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. MiscellaneousFor Sale Curio Cabinet $40.00, Dehumidi er $30.00, 6 Drawer Dresser with mirror $25.00, Key Board make offer Call 863-467-2254 Pets/SuppliesCKC Mini Dachshund 5 mos dapple male pup, all shots, wormed, smart, sweet & extremely tiny $350.00. (863)801-6144 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 Farm Miscellaneous ROUND BALES FOR SALE $40 Each. 863-634-9111 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments 2 BD/1BA Duplex in town. No Pets! First, Last and Security. $550.00/mo. Call 863-634-2820 2/1 duplex, w/d, NW 5th St. $700 + $500 Security & 2/1 2 story apt. Oak Lake $650 + $500 security & 2/2 Villa $800 + $600 security 863-634-3312. BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $850 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 DON’T MISS OUT AFFORDABLE APART. IN TOWN 2BR/1.5 Bath 1 Block north of Walmart Carpet/Tile All Appliances,W/D on each oor, Clean/Newly Painted Call 863-763-8878 FEMALE BOARDER Studio Apts. in quiet country setting, 5 minutes from town, furnished, hi-speed internet, 200 channel cable, a/c, electric, all included with private entrance. $125 per week or $450 a month. Reference required 863-763-0675 Apartments FURNISHED EFFICIENCY APT. Utilities and cable included. $600 mo. $300 sec. dep. No pets. (863)697-3351 Large Tiled APT in town. 2/2, w/d, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. Condos/Townhouses RentOak Lake Villa #17, 2/2, clean unit with updated kitchen & appliances. $800 mo. $800/mo. 1st, last, and $500 sec. required. (863)467-5965 leave a message. 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 3Bd/1Ba CBS House In SW Section 2200 SW 3rd Ave. Okee. Close to Wal-Mart, Tile Floors. $850 Monthly. $2,000 to move in (863)634-0512 Best Price.....On the Water. 3bd/1ba CBS Home with all tile,utility room and carport. Located 1137 4th Street BHR $650 per month plus Security Call 561-968-4018 Dixie Ranch 3 Bdrm/1 bath $700.00 a month. Also 2 Bdrm/1 bath $675.00 a month FLS. No Pets 863-634-2820 Dixie Ranch Acres area 3 br house, clean, quiet $700/mo, $500 security. Includes water & lawn maintenance. NO DOGS. Call 863-610-0001 Houses-Rent OKEE 2/1, $459 mo. Beautiful ranch setting located 12 miles N.E. o f town. Water, Lawn, pest, and trash incl. Pasture avail. Recently remodeled. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800. No Pets. 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 OfficeSpace RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 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 Houses-Sale Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. 2bdrm/1bath house $2,500.00 down $731.83 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 17 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011

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OutofState Property -Sale20 ACRE FORECLOSURES. Near Booming El Paso, Texas. Was $16,900 Now $12,900 $0 Down, take over payments,$99/mo. Beautiful views, owner nancing. FREE map/pictures 1-800-343-9444. 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 T REASURE 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 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. Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Shop here first! The classified ads 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 11-003-SE, submitted by the property owner, Okeechobee Church of God, to allow a restaurant, caf within a Light Commercial (CLT) Zoning District (Ref. Code Book Section 90-253(1). Property is located at 309 Northeast 4th Avenue. Legal: Block 120, City of Okeechobee, as recorded in Plat Book 5 Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 11-003-SE 404077 ON 11/30/2011 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning Board on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Rezoning Petition No. 11-002-R, submitted by the property owner, Okeechobee Church of God, for the purpose of changing the Zoning District, on approximately 2.07 acres, from Residential Single Family (RSF) to Light Commercial (CLT) for property located at 309 Northeast 4th Avenue. Legal: Block 120, City of Okeechobee, as recorded in Plat Book 5 Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire application may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Planning Board’s role will be to make a recommendation for approval or denial, to the City Council, nal adoption is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 2012. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Application No. 11-002-R 404078 ON 11/30/2011 PublicNoticeLEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on December 16, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1999 MAZDA 626 LX VIN #1YVGF22C4X5897377 1998 FORD RANGER XLT VIN #1FTZR15X5WPB12222 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM VIN #1G2NG52E23M589187 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 403996 ON 11/30/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472011CA000021XXXX COTTAGES AT THE LAKE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, Plaintiff, VS. DARREN LINCOLN, JENNIFER LINCOLN, “UNKNOWN TENANT #1” and “UNKNOWN TENANT #2” as occupants, real names unknown, and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Case No. 472011CA00021XXXX on November 10, 2011, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in favor of Plaintiff, COTTAGES AT THE LAKE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, and against Defendants, DARREN LINCOLN and JENNIFER LINCOLN (OWNERS). The clerk will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: That certain Condominium parcel composed of Unit 10, COTTAGES AT THE LAKE, a Condominium, and an undivided interest or share in the common elements appurtenant thereto in accordance with and subject to the covenants, restrictions, limitations, conditions and uses, terms and other provisions of the Declaration of Condominium for COTTAGES AT THE LAKE, a Condominium, recorded in Of cial Records Book 605, Page 228, Okeechobee County, Florida public Records, together with all the appurtenances to that unit, subject, however, to the provisions of the Declaration of Condominium. at a public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury AsPublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ANTON REALTY LLC; IZZY TIRE SERVICE AND SALES INC; ANTONIO GONZALEZ; LINDA GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER SAID DEFENDANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER SAID DEFENDANTS (Addresses Unknown) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that Plaintiff, WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, has led an action seeking foreclosure of the following Real and Personal Property located in Okeechobee County: A parcel of land being a portion of Lot 7, Block 8, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 100, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, said parcel being more particularly described as follows:Commencing at the Northwest corner PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2011-CA-200 RAYMOND M. REYER, JR., and JUDITH R. REYER, his wife, Plaintiffs, VS. DAWN COLLINS, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, and FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, and the unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and all other parties claiming by through under or against EUGENE JR COLLINS, deceased. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment dated November 10, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-200 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein RAYMOND M. REYER, JR., and JUDITH R. REYER, his wife, are the Plaintiffs, and DAWN COLLINS, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, and the unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and all other parties claiming by through under or against EUGENE JR COLLINS, deceased, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3rd STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, (Second FloorJury Assembly Room) (863-763-2131) at 11:00 A.M. on the 14th day of December 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 38, PLATTS BLUFF RANCHES, as per survey thereof recorded in Of cial Records Book 171, Page 877 and also recorded in Book 172, page 343, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and a 2005 double wide GENA mobile home, ID # GMHGA10460239A and GMHGA10460239B, Florida Title Nos. 95047558 and 95047607 Parcel ID No. 1-25-36-33-0010-000038-0000 Property Address: 6490 NW 151st Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated November 15, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SHARON ROBERTSON BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 403084 ON 11/23,30/2011 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2011-CP-081 IN RE: The Estate of: EDWARD C. APPLETON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDWARD C. APPLETON, deceased, whose date of death was February 26, 2011, le number 2011-CP-081 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate 18 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 sembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 after having rst given notice as required by Section 45.031, Florida Statutes., at 11 o’clock a.m., on the 14th day of December, 2011 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 15th day of November, 2011. Sharon Robertson Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff Brennan Grogan, Esquire, Jay Steven Levine Law Group, 3300 PGA Boulevard, Suite 570, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. 561-627-3585 403076 ON 11/23,30/2011 of said Lot 7, thence bear North 89 degrees 41’37” East along the North line of said Lot 7, a distance of 160.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 89 degrees 41’37” East along said North line of Lot 7, a distance of 164.53 feet to the Northeast corner of said Lot 7; thence bear South 05 degrees 22’42” West along the East line of said Lot 7, a distance of 105.42 feet to the Southeast corner of said Lot 7; thence bear South 89 degrees 41’37” West along the South line of said Lot 7, a distance of 157.54 feet; thence bear North 01 degrees 34’36” East, a distance of 104.96 feet to the Point of Beginning. (the “Real Property”) All the machinery, equipment, furniture, general intangibles, and xtures, wherever located, now owned, or to be acquired, together with all increases to and replacements thereof. This security interest extends to any and all proceeds of the property described herein, including but not limited to, chattel paper, documents, insurance proceeds, contract rights and general intangibles now in force or hereafter acquired, relating to the above described collateral. The personal property also includes a 2022 Dodge Truck, Vehicle Identi cation Number 3B6MF36C02M296354, a 2001 Dodge Truck, Vehicle Identi cation Number 1B7KF23691J612910, and a 2006 Chevrolet Truck, Vehicle Identi cation Number 1GBE4C3206F420683. (the “Personal Property”) has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of a written defense, if any, to Joey E. Schlosberg, Esquire, Adams and Reese LLP, 150 Second Avenue North, 17th Floor, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, within 30 days from the date of this Notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court, either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in Plaintiff’s Complaint. Dated this day of October 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA By: DEPUTY CLERK Joey E. Schlosberg, Esquire Florida Bar No. 79685 Adams and Reese LLP 150 Second Avenue North, 17th Floor St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 Telephone: (727) 502-8255 Facsimile: (727) 502-8955 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 403477 ON 11/23,30/2011 PublicNoticeContinued on Page 19Division, the address of which is 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst date of publication of this notice is November 20, 2011. Personal Representative: BRENDA T. APPLETON 1020 SW 7th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 ROBERT J. GORMAN, ESQUIRE Fla. Bar No. 224286 Attorney for Personal Representative Robert J. Gorman & Associates, P.A. 1209 Delaware Avenue Fort Pierce, Florida 34950 (772) 465-5311 403470 ON 11/30,12/7/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011CA191 OK LOAN 2700 LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiffs, -vsDUDLEY R. KIRTON a/k/a DUDLEY B. KIRTON, individually and as Successor Trustee of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; CHERYL LYNN KIRTON; H. SPENCER KIRTON, II a/k/a H. SPENCER KIRTON, individually and as Bene ciary of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF H. SPENCER KIRTON, II a/k/a H. SPENCER KIRTON; SCOTT COREY KIRTON individually and as Bene ciary of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; SAMANTHA ANNE KIRTON; KIRTON RANCH, INC., a Florida corporation; and DANIEL E. BRASWELL, III; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL E. BRASWELL, III; AGRIVEST FUNDS, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company; JAMES E. CROSLYN; REBECCA CROSLYN; WEDGWORTH’S INC., a Florida corporation; CHARLES H. SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE TO ACTION To: CHARLES H. SMITH YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a foreclosure action on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 32 AND 33, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING ALL OF SAID SECTION 20, THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 21, THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 28, THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 29, AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 AND A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 33 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 32, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A 2” X 2” CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 33, THENCE PROCEED SOUTH 02 13’ 48” WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE AFORESAID WEST 1/2 OF, SECTION 33, A DISTANCE OF 3975.86 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 339, PAGE 258; THENCE DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE, RUN THE FOLLOWING THREE COUR!3ES ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID PARCEL OF LAND: SOUTH 88 57’ 52” WEST, 148.87 M, NORTH 02 13’ 48” EAST, 376.92 FEET, NORTH 87 46’ 12” WEST, 755.98 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE RUN SOUTH 01 39’ 45” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 563.60 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE WEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 335.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 5 56’ 03”; THENCE S0UTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 34.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 07 35’ 48” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 306.30 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE EAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 265.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 3 18’ 45”; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 15.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE., THENCE SOUTH 04 17’ 02” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 725.50 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 308, PAGE 389, BEING ALSO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY (R/W) LINE OF NE 48TH STREET (70.00 FEET WIDE PER OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 264, PAGE 1205, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA); THENCE SOUTH 89 41’ 42” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 308, PAGE 389 (PASSING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER THEREOF AT A DISTANCE OF 93.98 FEET) AND THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE AFORESAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 340, PAGE 1533, AND SAID NORTH R/W LANE OF NE 48TH STREET, A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 190.39 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NE 48TH STREET R/W; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE RUN SOUTH 03 13’ 39” WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID R/W, PASSING THROUGH PARCELS OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 448, PAGE 238, OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK PAGE 1525, AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452, PAGE 560, A DISTANCE OF 70.13 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID R/W, SAID CORNER BEING A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452, PAGE 560, ALSO BEING A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE B AFORESAID SECTION 33; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST R/W LLNE, RUN SOUTH 89 41’ 42” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452, PAGE 560, AND ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 33, A DISTANCE OF 1422.63 FEET TO A 1” IRON PIPE WITH CAP STAMPED: “GCY,” MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 4, ALSO BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, THENCE SOUTH 89 42’ 56” WEST CONTINUING ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 33, ENTERING INTO THE AFORESAID SECTION 32 AND RUNNING ALONG THE SOUTH LINE THEREOF, ALSO CONTINUING ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 452, PAGE 560, AND ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 378, PAGE 218, AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 399, PAGE 1886, A DISTANCE OF 2129.23 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 473, PAGE 1975, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, RUN NORTH 02 10’ 25” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 877.89 FEET TO A SOUTH LINE OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 589, PAGE 399, THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION WITH SAID SOUTH LINE, NORTH 51 34’ 16” EAST A DISTANCE OF 492.82 FEET, THENCE NORTH 56 57’ 01” EAST A DISTANCE OF 414.71 FEET, THENCE NORTH 62 28’ 26” EAST A DISTANCE OF 236.81 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 589, PAGE 399; THENCE NORTH 00 44’ 50” W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 589, PAGE 399, A DISTANCE OF 1169.44 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL, THENCE NORTH 88 10’ 49” WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID PARCEL IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 589, PAGE 399, A DISTANCE OF 1477.94 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE AFORESAID EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 32; THENCE NORTH 02 1’ 25” EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2615.42 FEET TO THE NORTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 32, ALSO BEING THE SOUTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF THE AFORESAID SECTION 29; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 32, RUN SOUTH 89 27’ 23” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 2725.30 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 32, THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 33; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 27’ 23 ” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 33 A DISTANCE OF 2597.43 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 21 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 28 AND BEING MORE PARTICULARL Y DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWES T 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 BOUNDAR Y 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 CORNE R 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 CORNE R 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 NORTHWES T 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 SOUTHWES T 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

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19 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNoticeContinued from Page 18 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice 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 A LUMINUM 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 SECT ION 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 A ND 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 DIST ANCE 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 CONV ERSATION 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”; T HENCE 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 SERV ICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WEST LINE OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; T HENCE SOUTH AND EAST ALONG SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, T HE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES AND DISTANCES: S 01 11’ 19” W, A DIST ANCE 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 SERV ICE 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 SERV ICE 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 SERV ICE 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; T HENCE 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 SERV ICE 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 SERV ICE 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 SERV ICE 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; T HENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE A ND 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 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DI S K S TAMPED “ US DA NATI O NAL 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 ONE-HALF INCH BY THREE AND ONEHALF 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 OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385; THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE NORTH 88 47’ 00” EAST A DISTANCE OF 1954.14 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM 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 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”, 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 DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 19’ 06” E, A DISTANCE OF 1221.21 FEET TO A THREE AND ONE HALF INCH BY THREE AND ONE HALF INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT WITH A FIVE EIGHTS IRON ROD IN THE CENTER WITH NO IDENTIFICATION MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE S 88 44’ 15” E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, A DISTANCE OF 543.26 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WEST LINE OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672. PAGE 1385, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH AND EAST ALONG SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, THE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES AND DISTANCES: S 01 11’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 793.39 FEET;THENCE N 88 47’ 00” E, A DISTANCE OF 1954.14 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, W. LB 4108”; THENCE S 03 21’ 01” W, A DISTANCE OF 1880.35 FEET TO A 30” X 21/2’” BERNTSEN GLBR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL, RESOURCES CONSERVATION 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 DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROORAM, GCY, LNC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1539, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE S 68 35’ 32” W, A DISTANCE OF 709.86 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE WESTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 15” W, A DISTANCE OF 2336.97 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROORAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 796.84 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNSTEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 88 29’ 38” W, A DISTANCE OF 20.90 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 466.70 FEET TO A 30” X 21/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WLTH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1537, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 3400.17 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN GLBR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 31 27’ 22” W, A DISTANCE OF 180.45 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/’2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 63 47’ 53” W, A DISTANCE OF 801.52 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATLON SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, MC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 07’ 27” W, A DISTANCE OF 1034.90 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCED ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. PARCEL “B” BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007, FROM WHICH THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION BEARS A GRID BEARING OF S 02 58’ 45” W A GRID DISTANCE OF 5362.49 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD 83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE SOUTH 89 49’ 14” EAST A DISTANCE OF 5203.01 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED KAB LS 4820 MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 16 A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A 30” X 21/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 16 NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND CONSERVATION PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656; THENCE SOUTH 89 05’ 51 “ EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656, A DISTANCE OF 2518.77 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE SOUTH 0321’ 01” WEST A DISTANCE OF 863.23 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE NORTH 89 27’ 30” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656, A DISTANCE OF 2515.19 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. AND PARCEL “C” BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORID& SAID PARCEL BEING A PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND AND ALSO BEING A PORTION OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 0721, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING A PARCEL OF LAND) LOCATED IN SECTIONS 16,17,20 AND 21, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEEHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLL.OWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD 83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE N 02 58’ 45” E A GRID BEARING ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 A DISTANCE OF 1283.92 FEET TO A 34” X 21/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE N 02 58’ 45” E, A DISTANCE OF 3104.33 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”, FROM WHICH THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 BEARS A GRID BEARING OF N 02 58’ 45” EAST A DISTANCE OF 974.25 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 73379728 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE N 78 46’ 46” E, A DISTANCE OF 3733.85 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 10 04’ 28” E, A DISTANCE OF 2922.64 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 19’ 06” E, A DISTANCE OF 1221.21 FEET TO A THREE AND ONE HALF INCH BY THREE AND ONE HALF INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT WITH A FIVE EIGHTS IRON ROD IN THE CENTER WITH NO IDENTIFICATION MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE S 88 44’ 15” E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, A DISTANCE OF 543.26 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WEST LINE OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH AND EAST ALONG SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672 PAGE 1385, THE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES AND DISTANCES: S 01 11’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 793.39 FEET; THENCE N 88 47’ 00” E, A DISTANCE OF 1954.14 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 03 21’ 01” W, A DISTANCE OF 1880.35 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 01 04’ 35” W, A DISTANCE OF 3100.67 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1539, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE S 68 35’ 32” W, A DISTANCE OF 709.86 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE WESTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 15” W, A DISTANCE OF 2336.97 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 1823’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 796.84 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 31/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED W “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 88’ 29’ 38” W, A DISTANCE OF 20.90 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THEINCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 466.70 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1537, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 3400.17 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 31 27’ 22” W, A DISTANCE OF 180.45 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 63 47’ 53” W, A DISTANCE OF 801 52 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 07’ 27” W, A DISTANCE OF 1034.90 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.99995013. PARCEL “C” BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007, FROM WHICH THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION BEARS A GRID BEARING OF S 02 58’ 45” W A GRID DISTANCE OF 5362.49 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES O NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE SOUTH 89 49’ 14” EAST A DISTANCE OF 5203.01 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED KAB LS 4820 MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 16 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16 A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOKS 549, PAGE 0721, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 89 27’ 30” EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 0721, A DISTANCE OF 2515.19 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE SOUTH 03 21’ 01” WEST A DISTANCE OF 863.07 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, WC. LB 4108” IN THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 0721; THENCE NORTH 89 49’ 27” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 0721, A DISTANCE OF 2511.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ARE IN GRID. TO COMPUTE GROUND DISTANCES, DIVIDE GRID DISTANCES BY A SCALE FACTOR OF 0.9999501 3. NOTE: ALL RECORDING REFERENCES ARE TO THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA has been led against you, DUDLE Y R. KIRTON a/k/a DUDLEY B. KIRTON, individually and as Successor Trustee of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; CHERYL LYNN KIRTON; H. SPENCER KIRTON, I1 a/ k/a H. SPENCER KIRTON, individually and as Bene ciary of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; SCOTT COREY KIRTON individually and as Bene ciary of the DUDLEY V. KIRTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JULY 28, 1983, as amended by instrument dated September 16, 1983; SAMANTHA ANNE KIRTON; KIRTON RANCH, INC., a Florida corporation; and DANIEL E. BRASWELL, 111; AGRIVEST FUNDS, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company; JAMES E. CROSLYN; REBECCA CROSLYN; WEDGWORTH’S INC., a Florida corporation; CHARLES H. SMITH; and you are required to serve a copy o f your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney below: Wesley R. Harvin, Esq. Harvin & Harvin, LLP 306 NW 4th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Tel: 863.824.7179 Within 30 days of 1st publication and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLER K CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Cler k PUBLISH 11/20/2011 & 11/27/2011 OKEECHOBEE NEWS Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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What treasures are stashed around Okeechobee? We are about to nd out. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a worldw ide treasure hunt and will be digging in town for ve days. During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see over 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles. Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts, and it's all free. Recent nds include a 1960s vintage guitar purchased for $100,000! Four gold coins were purchased from a local resident for over $72,000, Confederate money hidden in the walls of a residence that was uncovered during a remodel, Abraham Lincoln handwritten thank you letter, expressing gratitude for a night's stay while traveling to Chicago, and much more. What kind of treasures will be revealed during our trip? Let's nd out together. You or your next door neighbor just might be the next to nd a jackpot in the attic. Start digging now and be ready to have some fun and make some money. Okeechobee is the next stop on the Treasure Hunters Roadshow world-wide tour. During this event at the Holiday Inn Express, Nov. 29-Dec. 3, treasure hunters are hoping to see items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965, toys, dolls, trains, vintage jewelry, old and modern musical instruments, war memorabilia, gold and silver jewelry, costume jewelry, advertising memorabilia, swords, knives, daggers, and the unusual! Collectors are very serious about their hobby; so serious that they will pay a lot o f money for the items they are looking for. Nearly all coins, vintage jewelry, musical instruments and toys made prior to 1965 are highly sought after by collectors. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is a place where anyone in your community can connect with collectors from around the globe. Our treasure hunters make offers based on what our collectors are willing to pay. Then when someone decides to sell, they get paid on the spot and our treasure hunters send the item to the collector at their expense. Have fun with your search. Empty your jewelry box of broken jewelry, dig out your old teeth containing dental gold, nd your gold coins, gold bars, etc. Gold is traded on the stock market and prices uctuate daily. Gold will be purchased based on the day's current gold value. For more information, call 217-787-7767. Modern day treasure hunters come to Okeechobee 20 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 A A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G H E A L T H C A R E I N S U R A N C E R E A L E S T A T E W A N T E D T O B U Y H E A L T H & R E A D I N G M A T E R I A L F F U R N I T U R E C O N T R A C T O R A T T O R N E Y S A T T O R N E Y S H A I R C U T S Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553 W e e B u y y S c r a p p G o l d S i l v e r r a n d d C o i n s Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O.230 South Barfield Hwy. € Pahokee Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton PHONE: 561-924-5561www.floridacare.net 863-763-67427/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € Okeechobee EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD& LLOYD € Social Security Disability € Veterans Disabilitywww.HoskinsTurco.com212 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL34974€ Auto Accidents € Bankruptcy(863) 357-5800 Advertise here! Great place to get noticed! M A R I N A N N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Local donations helping Local peopleOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org L O C A L D O N A T I O N S FREE PICKUP P I C K A H E A D I N G Advertise your businesss Cheri Stevens 1 0 5 S W 3r d A v e. 863-467-0418 Tues. -Fri 9-5:30 €Sat. 9-3 € Closed Sun & Mon Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Treasure Hunters Roadshow is looking for rare and unusual collectables. By Tabitha TrentRotary Club, Okeechobee Rotary President Lyle Fried extended a warm Rotary welcome to guest speaker Lee Jolicoeur, founder and director of Rylee's Hope. Rylee's Hope, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonpro t ministry formed to help with the basic, nancial, emotional, and spiritual needs of families who currently have or have had babies in the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) and families who have experienced the unexpected birth and/or death of a baby. When a family has a baby in the NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) their lives are turned upside down and many of them have no family or friends to support them. "Even though Rylee's Hope cannot replace the family and friends of those in the NICU, we try to help them in their time of need," said Lee Jolicoeur. Rylee's Hope helps the families of babies in the NICU by helping them with some basic nancial needs such a groceries, gas, transportation (bus passes), and emergency lodging. More important than the physical help Rylee's Hope provides spiritual and emotional support while their baby is in the NICU and sometimes for many months after the baby is discharged. For additional information please feel free to contact Lee or Shana Jolicoeur by phone 863-634-6887 or e-mail ryleeshope@yahoo.com. Rotary learns about Rylee’s Hope Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tabitha TrentFrom left to right are guest Lee Jolicoeur and Rotary president Lyle Fried. The Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets every Tuesday at noon in the Golden Corral Restaurant.

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Community theatre presents holiday musical-comedy this weekend only There’s a sack full of comedy, a song book full of music, and more Christmas spirit than Charles Dickens ever imagined in the refreshingly different new holiday show to be presented this weekend by the Okeechobee Community Theatre. The production, which is receiving its w orld premier on the local stage, will be performed three times only, this Friday and Saturday. The show opens Friday night at 8, followed by a Saturday afternoon matinee at 2 p.m., and the closing performance Saturday evening at 8, all at the Freshman Campus Auditorium on S. W. Second Avenue at Seventh Street, one block west of Golden Corral Restaurant. Reserved seat tickets are $12 each, and are on sale at the of ce of the Pennysaver, at 111 N.E. Second Street, just north of CVS Pharmacy, or at the door, if available, one hour before show times. A cast of 22 adults and three young people pull out all the stops to make this a Christmas gift for audiences of all ages. Set in December, 1962, the show is patterned after a special holiday broadcast which might have been hosted by Bing Crosby or some other popular personality of the day. It features lots of holiday songs and carols, along w ith some big production numbers, comedy sketches, and dramatic scenes which cover most aspects of the urry of activity which accompanies this busy season. Through it all, however, the true meaning of Christmas manages to remain at its center. Included are some hilarious hints on what to give to those hard-to-buy-for people on y our list, plus a song about new techniques Santa Claus has adopted to keep track of w ho’s naughty and who’s nice, and a comicdrama that explores just what would happen if it was Christmas everyday. One highlight is a production number involving most of the cast, which makes a strong comment about today’s over-commercialization of Christmas. The show stars Okeechobee’s favorite crooner, Jim Clark, supported by a cast made up of many seasoned Okeechobee Community Theatre veterans and some talented newcomers. Among them are Mike Zierden, who serves as the announcer for the festivities, along with James and John Garner, Nathanael Bean, Rachel Belleville, Kelly Davis, Darwin Fort, Heather Garner, Matt Garner, Robyn Garner, Mason Heater, Erin Inman, Jane Kaufman, Blaire Law, Reuben Law, Genna Lute, Joey Marcinek, Joanie Moffatt, Tom Murray, Robert Steiner, Michael White, David Womble and Ruth Yeilding. Gainesville area gospel singer, Janice Andrews, will also make a special appearance. The show is the second production of the theatre group’s thirty-third season, which will conclude in March with a presentation of the Pulitzer prize-winning play, The Diary of Anne Frank. The Okeechobee Community Theatre is an all-volunteer non-pro t organization of local people who produce Broadwaystyle entertainment for area audiences. It is a member of the American Association of Community Theatre, and the Florid a Theatre Conference. For more information on the theatre and its activities, call Ron or Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307, or visit the theatre website, www.okeecommunitytheatre.com. Okeechobee Theatre Company announces holiday musical 21 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Like serious collectors 5 Ristorante staple 10 Bristol baby carriage 14 Fishing need 15 Turn red, as tomatoes 16 Genesis creator 17 It may be enough 18 Keats, e.g. 19 Arabian Peninsula port 20 How many fall in love 23 Mules parent 24 __ majesty 25 Adjustors assessment 28 Sought office 29 Dent or scratch 30 Mauna __ 31 Israeli desert 34 Temperature control devices 37 Door-to-door company 38 Stolen goods dealer 39 Went like the wind 40 Bonneville Speedway terrain 42 Less, in La Paz 43 Do the math, in a way 44 Rowing implement 45 With it 46 Duds in a lot 48 Tiny power source 50 Drama featuring a DNA lab 53 Abridged maxim about accepting an apt description, and a hint to this puzzles theme found in 20-, 34and 40-Across 56 Course list 58 Spanish folk hero 59 Mound stats 60 Golf rarities 61 River through France 62 Earth tone 63 Sit for a shooting 64 Located 65 Fashionable way to arrive? DOWN 1 Hilo hello 2 Jungle growth 3 Pizarro victims 4 Certain title 5 No longer in doubt 6 Helpers 7 Kremlin feature 8 New Age musician John 9 Precede 10 Biblical hymn 11 Fish also called a sockeye 12 Candle count, on many cakes 13 Isle of __ 21 Patron saint of Norway 22 Wild West lawman 26 Give up amateur status 27 Lets up 28 Tenants strike leverage 29 PC alternatives 31 Twangy 32 Get around 33 Places with valuable veins 34 Catch wind of 35 Tolkien tree creature 36 Lone Star State sch. 38 Hazard lights, e.g. 41 Type specification 42 Actor with nothing to say 45 Like some sweatshirts 47 Helpful 48 Fancy tie 49 Biblical possessive 50 Approximately, in dates 51 Onset 52 Debate subject 54 K-12 catchall 55 Sense 56 It may be topographical 57 The Name of the RoseŽ author Umberto By David W. Cromer (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 01/04/11 01/04/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Courtesy photo/ OTCTom Murray reacts to the cymbalcrashing hoopla of Heather Garner as the commercialization of Christmas gets out of hand, in a scene from the OCT’s “Christmas On the Air.” The show will be presented three times only, this weekend at the Freshman Campus Auditorium. Signups for church sports programs are under wayRegistration for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading has begun at the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov. 30 K5-6th grade, boys and girls. For more information or to register, please call 863-467-7625 or go by the church or ROC of ce. Registration forms are also available at your child’s school.Diabetes management program offeredLiving 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. Offered by the Visiting Nurses Association.Eagles plan dinnerOn Thursday, Dec. 1 The Cypress Hut Eagles will be having a spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. until gone, for $6 plate. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. The public is welcome.VFW Post to host Friday night dinnersBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, S.R. 78 West will host Friday night dinners on Friday, Dec. 2 and every Friday. Dinner menus vary as do donation amounts. Proceeds will bene t Christmas gifts for children fund.Martha’s House holds huge yard saleMartha’s House monthly huge 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 more information, contact 863-7632893. Community Events

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News South Fork improved to (5-0-1) and tossed their sixth consecutive shutout as they defeated Okeechobee High School 6-0 in girl’s soccer action on Monday at Okeechobee High School. South Fork has outscored opponents 32-0 so far this year and Monday they did it w ith aggressive offense, and control of the soccer ball. Jody Ness had two goals and an assist to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Jaryaca Baker had 17 saves in the Brahman net. Okeechobee (1-4) had very few offensive opportunities. Brahman Coach Sonya Smith said her immediate goals are to improve the girl’s communication with each other on the eld, improve their awareness of what is going on in other parts of the eld and keeping their attitudes positive. “The kids get down in the dumps because w e’re losing. Somebody has to lose. I want the girls to have fun out there,” she said. Smith commended South Fork for their effort on the Okeechobee side of the eld. For the vast majority of the game, the ball was in Okeechobee’s end of the eld. “South Fork was really good at passing and communicating with each other. The players knew what was happening with the ball at all times,” she added. Smith remained con dent that her team would continue to improve. She noted the team has a tough schedule this year comprised of Treasure Coast Schools where many girls are year-round soccer players. She intends to schedule teams from the Heartland area next year which are more on Okeechobee’s talent level. “I feel the effort is there. We just need to work on our entire game and put it all together. I want the girls to be aware of what is happening and I want them to look to see what is going on in places other than their own position on the eld,” she added. The next Lady Brahman match is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Fort Pierce Central. OHS girls soccer team falls to South Fork 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 22 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Margaret EnglandFlorida Trails Chapter to meet Dec. 11Join the Fisheating Creek Florida Trails Association Sub-Chapter for their monthly program followed by a hike on Sunday Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. Meet at the Screen Room at the Fisheating Creek Outpost Campground in Palmdale. The program topics will be “Building a Stile” and “Blazes” (the standard trail marking system used by hikers). Bring water and wear closed-toed walking shoes for the leisurely hike on the Paradise Lake Trail. Families, youth and adults are welcome. The day use fee will be waved for participants who help pick up liter during the hike. For information contact: Betty Loomis 863946-3560 or Margaret England 863-674-0695. Becoming one of the founding members of this new Florida Trails Association Chapter being organized by Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee County residents and visitors. Visit and “Like” Fisheating Creek Florida Trails Association Facebook page. Above, hikers enjoy the trail at Fisheating Creek. Craft FairThird Annual event at BUCKHEAD RIDGE MOOSE, Saturday, December 10, 8-4. Fastest growing venue in the area features handmade and handcrafted items showcasing area crafters and artists. Come see new, rst time displays, your favorite crafters returned, and a breakfast that can’t be beat! Pine needle artist, homemade candy and pickles, jewelry, quilts, furniture, yard decorations and much, much, more. No vendors. For more info call Bonnie 357-1556 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBrittney Ball attempts to clear a ball from near the Okeechobee net on Monday night. Alex Perkins #11 and the Brahman defense were very busy Monday night as South Fork shut out the Brahmans 8-0.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 23 Okeechobee News November 30, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Chobee All StarsCheerleading Competition ChampsOn Sunday, Nov. 13, OCRA’s newly formed competition squad, the Chobee All Stars, took a second place trophy in a competition in Haines City in the Rec Division, 8 and Under. Kneeling, left to right: Taylor Arnold and Makala Pena. Standing, left to right: Syleena Lawson, Bridgett Curl, Kaiya Jewell, Madison Jewell and Audry Jenkins. Coach: Bobbi Jo Jenkins. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Paul CummingsBig O HikeTwenty-nine walkers completed the walk around Lake Okeechobee on Nov. 27. They started in Pahokee on Nov. 19, returning to Pahokee on Nov. 27. Although most of them came from all over the State of Florida, with participants from Tennessee, Missouri and Georgia. The group completing the walk were: Gordon Johnson, Clyde Hopkins, Paul Guyon, Liz Branley, Rolando Branly, Leo Nunnink, Ami Brown, Barbara Scruggs, Charles Auer, Wayne Mcswain, Rod Niemann, Suzanne Niemann, Bob Coveney, Donna Hornsby, Robert Dowdy, Sandra Friend, Bob Fromhartz, Shirley Button, Willy Hannemann, Andy Kirk, Delbert Bollinger, Bill Detzner, Sally Davies and Wally Ward. Not in the photograph: Paul Cummings, Mary Hennessey, Gail Baldwin, Leigh Anne Shockley and Edward Herod.

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