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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 12-21-2011
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13.76 feetLast Year: 12.54 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Following last weekend’s reverse drug sting Okeechobee Sheriff Paul May has a messag e for drug users: “Just keep in mind when you g o down to buy drugs off the street, just hope th e seller is not one of ours.” The Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force, accom panied by members of the Okeechobee Count y Sheriff’s Of ce, Okeechobee City Police and For t Pierce Police, arrested 15 persons, ranging in ag e from 19 to 63, on drug charges in a “reverse sting ” operation conducted Friday and Saturday. The rst arrest came while the group was stil l preparing to start the operation. On Dec. 16, Narcotics Task Force members along with members of the City Police Depart Narcotics Task Force nabs 15 in drug sting Wednesday, December 21, 2011 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 102 No. 152 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Fate of chamber building still uncertain ... Page 5 OHS boys soccer team beats DreyfoosPage 11 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppIt’s ‘snow’ hotSeminole Elementary School’s “It’s snow hot in Okeechobee” entry in the Holiday Stroll in the Park giant holiday card contest won rst place in the “Best Non-religious theme” category. The card display is an annual fundraiser for the Okeechobee High School Band. The cards are 4’ by 8’ and can be horizontal or vertical. The card also took third place in the Best School or Civic Organization category and third place in the Most Creative category. The holiday greeting cards are on display in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee. Jackson to remain at OHS as a P.E. teacherBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School head football coach Myron Jackson has resigned after three seasons at the helm. Coach Jackson, a former Florida State Seminole, intends to seek other football coaching positions after three mostly disappointing seasons in Okeechobee as his teams nished 0-10, 3-8, and 2-8, with one trip to the post season in 2010. Coach Jackson said he was asked to resign after a meeting with OHS Principal Toni Wiersma and admitted he was surprised by the request. In the interim, Mr. Jackson will remain a Physical Education teacher at the school. He will be let out of his contract if he were to receive another job offer. “I was asked to resign as head football coach and it became of cial on Dec. 16. I was surprised, but after speaking with Mrs. Wiersma, she felt I was better suited for the collegiate game of football,” he added. Mr. Jackson said his philosophy and Mrs. Wiersma’s philosophy probably didn’t coincide. “When you have that situation happening, as the head administrator you have to make decisions. We came to the conclusion that it would be the best thing for me to step down as head football coach,” he said. OHS football coach resignsChurches plan Christmas services ... Page 9 Courtesy photoCoach Myron Jackon See JACKSON — Page 7 See DRUGS — Page 7

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Used cars I need some help here. Does anyone know if there is a law on the vehicles a used c ar place can sell. Not a lemon law, but one t hat pertains to safety, Can a used car place s ell a vehicle knowing that its unsafe for the road ? Doors not latching, front end having issues, lights not working—things of that nat ure.  It’s called “Caveat emptor.”  Two things come into play here: Used c ar lots are governed by Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, plus Florida no longer mandates car inspections for road w orthiness. What this means is that if a car lot knows of a vehicle’s problems they are s uppose to disclose it to the potential buyer .. b ut the key words here are “if” and “knows” for they are not mandated to have their vehicles inspected for mechanical nor safety s oundness prior to sale as used cars in Florida is a “buyer beware” market and is up to t he purchaser to have the vehicle inspected prior to purchase. As far as road worthiness .. someone may be purchasing a vehicle to make into a hunting buggy and therefor the v ehicle does not have to be “road worthy” ... make sense? Sadly, many people believe b ecause a vehicle is purchased at a car lot t hat the vehicle has surely been inspected and is safe & sound .. yet many times this is j ust not the case.  This is why you should go to a brand dealer for your pre-owned car purchase. T hey sell the ones that they can’t or will c ost too much to make front line ready to t he back street used car dealers. Also every dealer offering used cars for sale in the State of Florida must have the “Buyers Guide” in t hem spelling out what the warranty will be or if none, it must state “As Is.”Christmas lights Southwest 2nd Court, just off Eagle Bay Drive, is beautiful. It looks like nearly every home has been decorated. The whole street is lit up with holiday decorations.  If you are looking for Christmas lights, drive down S.W. 15th Street—the one that turns into 16th Street. There are a lot of houses on the side streets that are lit up. Health care What are you supposed to do if you lose your job and no longer have health bene ts? If you had a job, and are not poor, one stay in the hospital could cost every cent you have in your savings if you have to pay for it yourself.  I can now see the reasoning behind having health care available untethered to your job, aka Universal Healthcare. With all the people losing their jobs, why should they lose their health care bene ts too? You don’t think about health insurance when you’re 20—I didn’t. Now my biggest concern about losing my job due to downsizing is the loss of my health care bene ts. I could probably nd some type of part-time work. But the health care bene ts are much more important than I ever imagined before.  If you lose your job you can keep your present health care through COBRA ...at about twice the rate. Even if you did think about it when you were in your 20s, it wouldn’t make much difference now. I’m so fed up with trying to get the insurance I need and deserve, it’s ridiculous. Because I wasn’t sick and didn’t need health care when I was younger, I’m paying for it now.  What bothers me a lot about the whole health care issue is that they are always referring to the money involved, not the actual care.  I’m thinking along the lines of a situation where you have a job that has health care bene ts, and you have a few bucks in savings. Then you lose your job. There goes your affordable health bene ts. COBRA is available, yes, but it is very expensive. I guess that would be a person’s only option until they ran out of savings. Let’s say you had $20,000 in your life savings. If you had to go to the hospital just one time without insurance, you could lose all of it. And all this because you lost your job through no fault of your own (or even if it was your fault), and because you lost your job, you lost your health insurance. The people who have the most to lose for not having health insurance are the people who I guess would be called middle class, as they work their way down to lower class.  Hospitals are businesses. They can send collection agencies after you. They have employees, and bills to pay. Thanksgiving dinnerBread from heaven! Feed me that I don’t want no more! Thank you! Thank you! To God be all the Glory. We at Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Thrift Mission and Soup Kitchen would like to thank you for all your support, your love, your kindness, your food and your time. We also want to thank you for supporting us with the funds for 18 years. You’ve supported us by reaching the needs of God’s people for 18 years in Okeechobee at 1401 N.E. Park Street, (Hwy 70), with your help we were able to feed 72 families for Thanksgiving and a number of families that were shut in. Your help is what keeps us able to reach the needs of God’s people. Again, we want to take this opportunity to say thank you for being our Brother’s Keeper! May God bless you all for your act of kindness to our mission. Thank you, Dorothy Adams, Pastor/Overseer Emmaline Harris (Big Mama) Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee News/ Thrift MissionPictured above are members of the 72 families that were fed as part of the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Thrift Mission and Soup Kitchen’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner. They also fed shut-ins. By Kelly BarcoChairman, FWC The holiday season is here, bringing with it some much-appreciated cooler weather to the Sunshine State. Many of us will be taking time off from work. For me, this much-needed vacation provides a wonderful opportunity to take to the woods and go hunting, now that hunting season is in full swing. It’s also a perfect time to give children supervised hunting experiences with you. Hunting is a proven and very necessary tool of wildlife and habitat management, especially when habitat is lost to urbanization and wildlife gets displaced because of our state’s ever-growing population. Scienti c ndings have shown that those who hunt and engage in outdoor recreation with their families develop a sense of stewardship for nature and a desire to conserve it. In fact, hunters form a foundation for wildlife conservation. Through the sale of hunting licenses and permits, and the excise tax generated from hunting equipment, hunters as a whole pay most of the cost of wildlife conservation and research, public land acquisitions, habitat protection, science-based sh and wildlife management and law enforcement. All of us get to enjoy the bene ts of these efforts. Even non-hunting spouses and signi cant others can share in the spirit of stewardship with a couple of good holiday gift ideas. For the hunters (or anglers) in your family or circle, why not buy them a ve-year license, or make a stocking-stuffer of a one-year license? Licenses may be purchased at https:/ / www1. .wildlifelicense.com/start.php. If they already have one of those, consider getting them a conservation license plate for their vehicle. Not only will one of them look great on their truck, recreational vehicle or car, but in purchasing one, you will be helping to conserve wildlife for generations to come. To order online, go to Buyaplate. com. You can also purchase or renew an y plate at your local tax collector’s of ce. Consider conservation-minded holiday sharing and gifts

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News As of Tuesday, Dec. 20 the fate of the long v acant chamber of commerce building at the intersection of Parrott Avenue and Park Street is still uncertain. The City of Okeechobee is in possession of a legal document called a “Writ of Possession” issued by the clerk of the court and based on the authority of a court order by Judge Robert Bellanger. This document gives the city access to the building it owns. However, while the city has a piece of paper, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has actual possession of the building. “We have gotten nowhere,” City Administrator Brian Whitehall said of the city’s dealings with the IRS. He speculated that the matter could be tied up in court for some time. “They believe the lease still has value,” City Administrator Brian Whitehall said of the IRS. He said the IRS wanted to negotiate for that lease. However, Mr. Whitehall said City Attorney John Cook doesn’t necessarily agree. Mr. Whitehall went on to say that the IRS wanted the city to ll out a form to gain possession of the building. He added that the IRS also wanted the city to send them some kind of cash settlement. Mr. Whitehall said that at this time the city was not going to send any money to the IRS to buy out the lease. The administrator stated it has been explained to the IRS over and over that the deed conveying the property to the city states that the property can be used only for a chamber of commerce and for no other purpose. In the meantime Mr. Whitehall said that Mr. Cook is working on a lease agreement with the recently formed Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County on the building to be executed once things are settled with the IRS. The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, which calls itself the “new and only viable” chamber in Okeechobee, recently announced it has gained its 100th member. In July of this year the IRS seized the chamber building as the result of a $105,467.50 lien for unpaid taxes and penalties from 2001 through 2009. Even though the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce is a nonpro t organization, it still had employees for which payroll taxes were required. The IRS changed the locks and is apparently the only entity that has keys to the new locks. The city went to court to regain possession of the building that had been leased to the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce since 1986 for $1 a year. For over two years that organization has been inactive and the building has been vacant from some time. On Nov. 21 Judge Bellanger issued an order that the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce vacate the building since that organization failed to respond to charges o f abandonment. On Nov. 30 the IRS held an auction of the contents of the building to help satisfy the tax lien. There were six registered bidders and several interested onlookers. The entire contents of the building, including such things as of ce equipment, furniture, a Sno-Kone machine, Christmas decorations, corkboards, clocks, mounted sh, Okeechobee T-shirts and hats, photographs of past Speckled Perch Queens and the Speckled Perch Queen’s crown, went to J. D. Mixon, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, for $2,000. Mr. Mixon said that the money came from his chamber and his board of directors authorized the purchase. “Nothing will be thrown way,” Mr. Mixon said at the conclusion of the auction. “That’s Okeechobee history. We don’t want that to be thrown away.” 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 5 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011 City, IRS in standoff over chamber building Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppRocker giveaway provides toys for needy kidsJohn Deel (kneeling, front) was the lucky winner of a wooden rocker fashioned after a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle that was repaired and renovated by Frank Brooks (standing, far left) and Marc Sandlin (standing, far right). Tickets were then sold and the proceeds from those sales were used to buy toys that have been donated to My Aunt’s House. Mr. Brooks said $621 was raised through ticket sales. The men’s and ladies auxiliaries from VFW Post #10539 then raised another $300 in cash that was given directly to My Aunt’s House. Mr. Brooks and Mr. Sandlin went to Walmart Thursday, Dec. 15, where they spent over two hours buying toys, diapers and movies for local children. On hand Friday for the presentation of the rocker was: (left to right) Mr. Brooks, Michele Bell (co-owner of Style Studio), Santa Claus (Matt Buxton), Theresa Brooks, Anna Adamo from My Aunt’s House and Mr. Sandlin (co-owner of Style Studio). Mr. Deel said he will give the rocker to his 2-year-old child for Christmas. Mrs. Brooks, Frank’s mom, found the discarded rocker by a dumpster a couple of years ago and has had it on her porch until Frank decided to x it up. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Jim BentonWeight loss helps othersOkeechobee resident Jim Benton has been using his weight loss plan to help raise money for a good cause. He asked others to pledge donations based on the number of pounds he lost. He lost a total of 52.8 lbs. and as a result, has con rmed pledges of $2,463.50. As of Tuesday he has collected just under $1,000. The money is being used to help orphans in Haiti. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News In a short hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 20, all three of the county’s code enforcement of cers presented cases to Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Lois Nichols. Code enforcement of cer Mike Gehring said that he rst received a complaint on Aug. 2 concerning John and Deborah Davies’ S.E. 25th Street property. Upon inspection the same day he found that the property was overgrown and appeared to be abandoned. Mr. Gehring issued a notice of violation on Nov. 2. He reinspected the property on Dec. 5 and found that it was still not in compliance. After learning that the house was not in foreclosure, the special magistrate decreed that if the property was not in compliance by Jan. 12, 2012, the owners could be ned up to $250 a day for every day of noncompliance. On Sept. 20, as the result of a complaint, code enforcement of cer Rollo Ridley inspected the S.E. 35th Lane property of Angela Cunningham where he found extreme overgrowth. On Oct. 27 he issued a notice of citation. Mr. Ridley inspected the property on Dec. 7 and found that it was still not in compliance. Since there were no foreclosure proceedings pending, the special magistrate decreed that the property must be in compliance by Jan. 12, 2012, or the owner could face a ne of up to $250 a day for every day the violation remains in place. The last case heard has been ongoing since 2009 when Earl and Krystal Hoover were cited for building a pole barn without a building permit on N.W. 304th Street. Since then the barn has been completed and the owners are constructing a residence on the property. Code Enforcement of cer Beth Albert stated that the proper permits have been issued and are active. Since progress was being made the Hoovers were given until June 17, 2012, to come into compliance. Each month they are required to report on the progress being made.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Code magistrate hears three cases

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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.David J. Crabtree, 71OKEECHOBEE —David J. Crabtree, age 71, of Okeechobee, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Okeechobee. David was born Feb. 29, 1940, in Horatio, Ark. He is the son of the late Henry Eagle and the late Lillie (Dixon) Crabtree. He is survived by his ve daughters, Peggy (Mitch), Tammera (Luis), Karla (Jeremy), Vicki (Bruce) and Bridgette; one son, David Wayne (Lynda); three sisters, Altamae, Ruth (George) and Valerie; one brother, Jimmy; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and Life Partner, Marie Pittman of Okeechobee. The funeral service was 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at Ortona Cemetery Pavilion, 12870 W. SR 78, Moore Haven. Interment followed at Ortona Cemetery. Calling hours were Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, one hour prior to service at the Ortona Cemetery Pavilion.Hershel T. Thompson, 79OKEECHOBEE — Hershel T. Thompson, age 79, died at Raulerson Hospital on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Born in Cullman, Ala., Hershel moved to Okeechobee in 1960. He enjoyed playing bingo. He had been employed as a foreman both at Pulitzer Groves and Rucks Dairy. Survivors include Lilline, his wife of 57 years; sons, Danny (Donna) Thompson of Columbia, Tenn., Shawn (Peggy) Thompson; daughters, Debbie (Holmes) Boyd, Julie (Roppy) Sanders, all of Okeechobee; nine grandsons; 11 greatgrandchildren; and sisters, Ethel, Diane, and Annie Lou. Visitation and services were held Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements were under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.Jack W. Hill, 70OKEECHOBEE — Jack W. Hill, age 70, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at the Hamrick Home. Born in San Francisco, Calif., Jack moved to Okeechobee and had been a resident since high school graduation. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Jack’s professional career included many years in law enforcement. In 1968, he became a member of the Okeechobee Police Department and in September, 1970, joined the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce where he held the rank of sergeant from 1975 to 1979. In 1978, he became the rst K-9 of cer in Okeechobee. After 29 years as an investigator for the Division of Forestry, he retired and in 2004 became a volunteer with the Sheriff’s Of ce. In May, 2005, he returned to the Detective Bureau of the Sheriff’s Of ce on a part-time basis as an agricultural inv estigator. He had also spent time training and showing horses for Daniel’s Ranch. In his nal career path, he established Jack Hill Retrievers w hich involved breeding, training, and showing Labrador Retrievers. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Peggie J o Hill; a son, William (Haley) Hill; grandsons, Matthew and Michael Hill; a daughter, Shelley (Steve) Arnold; and granddaughter, Shay Arnold; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, J oyce Clay, all of Okeechobee. The family will receive friends during calling hours on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 401 S.W. 4th St., on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at 10 a.m. Friends may send online condolences at w ww.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seaw inds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida. Lynett Hollinghurst, 57OKEECHOBEE — Lynett Hollinghurst, age 57, of Okeechobee, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at her residence. She was born March 23, 1954, in Manchester, United Kingdom to the late James and May Thompson. Mrs. Hollinghurst moved to Alabama from the United Kingdom in 1995 and later moved to Okeechobee in 2001. She enjoyed her children, great grandchildren, home gardening and her profession as a social worker helping people. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, David Hollinghurst of Okeechobee; children, Neil S. Hollinghurst of the United Kingdom, Mathew “T.J” Hollinghurst of Davenport, Georgia Hollinghurst of Alabama, and Daniel R. Hollinghurst of Okeechobee; seven grandchildren both in the United States and the United Kingdom; brother, Brian Thompson of France; and her faithful friend, her dog, Douglas. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt and sincere thanks for the love and support received from all the staff and members of the Seminole Tribe at Brighton; for the love and support provided by Big Lake Hospice staff; and all those in the Okeechobee community that acknowledge Lynett and her family during a dif cult time. We will be together again in TIR NA NOG. There will be no public services. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.William A. Roberts Jr., 100OKEECHOBEE — William A. Roberts Jr., age 100, died peacefully at home surrounded by family, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Although born in Rose Valley, Pa., William grew up in Arden, Del. He had resided in Okeechobee since 1983. During World War II, William proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Air Force. He was an avid reader and possessed a remarkable sense of humor. William was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Roberts, and sister, Sarah. Survivors include sons, Jonathan “Jay” (Brianna) Roberts of Ft. Lauderdale, William “Will” A. (Kim) Roberts III of Palm Harbor, Fla.; a daughter, Rachel (Rex) Erwin of Okeechobee; and grandchildren, Rex Erwin, Jr., Rafe Erwin, Robbi Erwin, Mary Roberts, and Tony Howard. Calling hours will be held today, Dec. 21, 2011, from 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations in memory of William be made 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 and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida. S u p p le m e nt to th e Ok e ech o bee N e w s € J a nu a ry 2 8 2 0 1 1 € A lso A v a ila ble Onlin e a t ne w s za p .c o m IN F O R M A T I O NGU I D EF rid a y,O c to b e r 2 8 ,2 0 1 1 Su p p l em e n t t o t h e2011-2012 MEDICAL S u p p l e m e n t t o t h e O k e e c h o b e e N e w s A u g u s t 1 7 2 0 1 1D D r r . 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Se e B a ck C ov e r f or Gi f t C e r t i f i c a t e f o r a n e y e e x a mF eaturing: Superintendent Letter Calendar School Bus Schedule Report CardSchedule School ListingsO O p p e n n H o u s s e e : : A A u u g g u s t t 1 8A d v e r t i s i n g S p o n s o r Available 24/7 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=65039&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 I n M e m o r y o f B r i d g e t t e P l a t t S h e f f i e l d The family of our beloved Bridgette would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the wonderful friends and family that helped Bridgette in her time of need. Thank you, for all the prayers, love, and support. We can't say enough about the caregivers that stayed with her, the many visits and calls offering encouragement and love, her church family that kept her spirits up by reading and praying with her, and the people that cooked for her. Thanks to the wonderful caring nurses and staff at Okeechobee Hospice, "what a great organization!" We want to thank Bubba's Redneck Yacht Club for donating the Thanksgiving dinner for our family. Thanks to Mary Beth, Bridgette's customers and staff for the beautiful angel tree forHospice's "Festival of Trees" in her memory. Thanks to Gil and Marie for bidding on the tree and then presenting it to our family. Thank you for all the food, flowers, cards, and donations. Okeechobee is a very special place to live. Bridgette touched a lot of hearts here and it showed by the outpouring of support that she received, as well as the support we the family received! In closing we just want to say God Bless to everyone that knew and loved Bridgette. Jeff, Klancey, Kelci, Paige, Jack, Buddy and Dede Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011 Santa to visit the librarySanta Claus is coming to the Library f o Storytime on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 3:3 0 p.m. Kids of all ages welcome!Santa will be Flagler ParkThe Kiwanis will sponsor Santa in Flagl e Park! Santa will be available for children an d pictures Dec. 21-23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Eagles to host spaghetti dinnerThursday, Dec. 22, the Cypress Hut E a gles will be having a Spaghetti Dinner. $ 6 per plate, proceeds go toward Communi ty Charity Fund. Public welcome.Eagles host Friday steak nigh t The Eagles North Aerie will have a stea k night on Dec. 23 from 5:30 until 9 p.m. M u sic will be by “Show Nuff.” Proceeds go t o F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund, 998 5 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee, 863-76 3 2552.Cypress Hut Eagles to host steak night on FridayFriday, Dec. 23, the Cypress Hut Eagl e will be having Steak, Fish or Shrimp Di n ners. Music by The Harpers. 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ment were conducting a security check for drugs and weapons in the Douglas Park A rea around N.E. 13th Avenue, in preparation for the undercover operation. An of cer made contact with Lavonda McBride, who w as in the driver's seat of car. "I could smell the strong odor of fresh marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle," the of cer w rote. He asked McBride to exit the vehicle, he explained. He could see a small plastic bag that contained several clear baggies of marijuana. Under the driver's seat, he found a second bag of marijuana. McBride, 28, of N.E 13th Avenue, was charged with possession of marijuana over 20 grams. Her bond w as set at $10,000. The reverse sting consisted of undercover law enforcement of cers posing as street level narcotics dealers selling illegal narcotics to anyone who wanted to purchase them. The Crime Lab had previously tested the cocaine and marijuana that was used during the operation. Audio and video recordings were made during the operation to document the buys. Those arrested on Dec. 16 included the following. persons. Rosemarie McGrath, 49, of N.W. Fourth Street, was charged with purchase of cocaine and possession of cocaine. Bond was set at $10,000. Robert Thomas Phillips, 51, of N.W. Third Street, was charged with purchase of marijuana and a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Bond was set at $6,000. Joel Christopher Nettle, 32, of Hwy. 441 S.E., was charged with purchase of cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance (Alprazalam). Bond was set at $15,000. William Benjamin Matchekosky, 18, of Moore Haven, was charged with purchase of marijuana and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Bond was set at $6,000. Gary Dennis Padgett, 61, of N.W. Fourth Street, was charged with purchase of cocaine. Bond was set at $5,000. Timothy Scott Porter, 44, of S.E. 21st Court, was charged with purchase of cocaine, possession of cocaine and tampering with evidence. Bond was set at $15,000. Those arrested on Dec. 17 included: Leonel Ruiz, 20, of S.W. Second Street, charged with purchase of marijuana and a misdemeanor count of selling marijuana/ Bond was set at $10,000. Donald David Perez, 50, of N.W. 38th Avenue, was charged with purchase of marijuana and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $10,000. Billie Joe Fridley, 40, of S.E. Eighth Avenue, was charged with purchase of cocaine, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence and two misdemeanor counts of child abuse. Bond was set at $25,000. The child abuse charges were added because two toddlers were in the vehicle at the time of the drug sale. Audrey Leann Justis, 22, of S.E. Eighth Avenue, was charged with purchase of cocaine, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence and two misdemeanor counts of child abuse. Bond was set at $25,000. The child abuse charges were added because two toddlers were in the vehicle at the time of the drug sale. Penelope Powers (aka Penelope DeFreis), 63, of N.W. Third Street, was charged with purchase of marijuana. Bond was set at $5,000. Alonzo Desmond Aiken, 49, of Eustis, was charged with purchase of cocaine and possession of cocaine. Bond was set at $10,000. Robert Joseph Hardman, 33, of Fort Pierce, was charged with purchase o f marijuana and misdemeanor possession o f marijuana under 20 grams. Bond was set at $10,000. Scott Paul Jones, 19, of N.W. 36th Street, was charged with purchase of marijuan a and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $10.000. Sheriff May said his department has an excellent relationship with other law enforcement agencies in the region and the y will continue to work together to stop illegal drug sales. "These kind of operations will continue," he said. Drug buyers will never know when and where an undercover of cer might be. "So beware," he warned. Persons listed here are arrested, not convicted. Anyone who is listed here and who later has the charges against them dropped, is welcome to inform the newspaper. The information will be veri ed and printed. DRUGSContinued From Page 1 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. 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 7 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011 Assistant Principal Dylan Tedders said the school administration has all the respect in the world for Coach Jackson and noted he is a professional and an excellent role model for children in the community. He said Mr. Jackson agreed to assist his successor in getting acclimated in the job. There appears to be great interest in the job as Mr. Tedders has received interest from over 15 candidates so far. The position was advertised in the classi ed ad section of the Florida High School Athletic Association website. Mr. Jackson admitted every football coach position has an expiration date. He said he is already looking for a college coaching job. "I hold no ill will toward the administration and the high school," he said. "They gave me what I wanted and that was an opportunity to become a head football coach. It is just time for me to go and nd another job." Mr. Jackson also defended the job he did. He said he felt he improved the program as he improved the infrastructure, ran a disciplined program, and tried to do things the right way. "I feel the young men grew in football skill and more importantly as people. They learned what commitment and discipline were and what it takes to come to work every day," he said. Mr. Jackson said he also felt he wasn't given enough time to show what he could do. The team showed vast improvement on offense this year with nearly 2,000 total yards rushing. They were also a team that made few penalties and held onto the football. On the other side they didn't force too many mistakes by other teams. The roster also was stagnant with only 20-25 players on the varsity squad, far fewer than many of the teams they faced. "There is always a debate (about enough time), sometimes you go as far as you can go. Would one more year made a difference? Who's to tell," he added. The team had as many freshmen as seniors this year. Only two players completed four years of football this year. That number will have to increase if the Brahmans are to improve in years to come. Mr. Jackson said he wanted to be part o f the senior year of this group but expressed con dence that this group would be read y and willing to be part of the new coach's program. "These young men are ready for a leadership position and they will do everything that they will be coached to do. They will have to forget everything I taught them and move one with someone else but those young men will do it," he concluded. JACKSONContinued From Page 1 Robert J. Hardman Scott Paul Jones Lavonda McBride Alanzo D. Aiken Penelope Powers Timothy Scott Porter Leonel Ruiz Donald David Perez Billie Jo Fridley Audrey L. Justis Rosemarie McGrath Robert T. Phillips Joel C. Nettle William B. Matchekosky Gary Dennis Padgett

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The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Glory Bonneau Thomas, 56 of N.W. 12th Street, was arrested Dec. 17 and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. She was accused of stabbing her boyfriend with a scissors. Arresting of cer was OCPD Police Of cer S. Morgan.  Kevin Gunn, 42, address unknown, was picked up on a Lee County warrant on Dec. 16 on a charge of Failure to Appear-Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling. No bond was set.  Guadlupe Gutierrez Aguliar, 26, of S.E. 11th Street, was arrested Dec. 18 and charged with possession of cocaine. She was also charged with driving without a valid driver’s license. OCSO Deputy Mark Margerum was the arresting of cer.  Leonel Ruiz, 20, of S.W. Second Street, was arrested Dec. 17, and charged with battery-prior conviction. OCSO Detective Roy Gilchrist was the arresting of cer. Bond was set at $2,500.  Douglas Edward Hall, 29, address unknown, was arrested Dec. 18 and charged with violation of probation/giving false information to a pawn broker. No bond was set.  Lisa Christina Register, aka Christina Mullens, 34, of N.W. Eighth Ave., was arrested Dec. 17 and charged with driving with a license that has been suspendedhabitual. OCPD Police Of cer J. Boon was the arresting of cer.  Robert Curtis Joiner, 55, of S.E. Fourth St. was arrested Dec. 17 and charge with aggravated assault on a law enforcement of cer. OCPD Of cer B. Enderle was the arresting of cer.  Ranel Shane Honeycut, 24, of S.E. 80th Ave. was arrested Dec. 18 and charged with DUI with refusal of breathalyzer test. OCSO Deputy J. Gracie was the arresting of cer. Bond was set at $250.  Anniece Raquell Brown, 20, of N.E. 11th Street was arrested Dec. 19 by OCPD Of ce L. Parzygnat, and charged with grand theft. She is accused of taking $1,950 over a ve week period from a local store where she worked as a cashier. Her bond was set at $2,500.  Tami Leigh Sanford, 53, of S.E. Ninth Ave., was arrested Dec. 19 and charged with possession of cocaine. OSCO Deputy Marcus Collier was the arresting of cer. Bond was set at $5,000.  Gregory Lee Vest, 21, of Okeechobee at large, was arrested Dec. 19 and charged with grand theft, three counts of dealing in stolen property, three counts of defrauding a pawn broker and a misdemeanor count o f possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone). He is accused of stealing jewelr y and a gold coin from family members. Bond was to be set by the judge. 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. DE W O R MYO U RCA T T L ETH EEA S YWA YWI T HOU RNE WSA F E-G U A R D C a t t l e C u b e s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s B l o c k s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s S t o p I n F o r D e t a i l s Hwy. 98 N. 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Call us for a free quote. 8 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Frank WhitingN.O.P .E TaskforceThe Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education (NOPE) Task Force was approved by Okeechobee County Schools and Local Law Enforcements Agency. NOPE Task Force is dedicated to educating communities about the dangerous consequences of prescription drug misuse and abuse as well as other substance abuse and drug overdose. The Task Force members will serve over 3,000 students in the Okeechobee County in 2012 with its highimpact, multimedia presentation that is delivered to middle and high school students. Starting from left to right is Undersheriff Noel Stephen, Frank Whiting Director of the Substance Abuse Coalition and Sheriff Paul May. Okeechobee Arrest Report Health and Safety Expo plannedThe Fifth Annual Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo is looking for vendors. Vendors can choose booth space inside the Agri Civic Center or set-up outside. Booth space is free, but you must register! Expo will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Agri-Civic Center. For more information or to pick up a registration form, please call 763-462-5000 ext. 257.

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Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott A ve. will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m. Christmas Day services w ill be held at Victory Baptist Church, 500 SW 9th St. There will be special music and message for this very special day. Service times are: Sunday morning, 10:45 a.m. and evening at 7 p.m. For more information, call 863-763-0669. Okeechobee Christian Church will have a special candlelight service at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 An inspirational message w ill be given by pastor Jim McCutchen; as w ell as a special music service. Communion w ill be served at that time. Then Christmas day after you have opened your gifts at home, come join us to share the true gift of Christmas, the good news of our Savior. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. Okeechobee Presbyterian Church presents Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. 6 p.m., “Light in the Darkness!” The service will feature the timeless message of Christ’s descent into human time with carols and readings and interactive worship. Address: 312 N. Parrott Ave. (by Buxton’s across from Five Guys). Also, Okeechobee Presbyterian Church offers Christmas Morning Worship at 10 a.m., with interactive prayers, songs and Scripture -a great chance to worship Christ on Christmas Day, and instruct the family in the meaning of the season! All are welcome. Address: 312 N. Parrott Ave. Faith Farm Ministries of Okeechobee invites all who would come, to a time of praise/ prayer/worship on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. The faciliity is located at 7595 N.E. 128th Ave. All area ministers are welcome to come pray for our county and country as 2012 begins. Refreshments will be served. Dress is casual. For information, call 863763-6987 or 863-763-4224. Thomas Shelton will be in concert at the Okeechobee Christian Church Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. Thomas has been sharing the Gospel through his music for over 30 years. He has traveled throughout the states and is coming to Okeechobee once again. 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. For more information, please call 863254-8304. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have their FREE family movie night, Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. The movie “The Ultimate Gift,” starring James Garner, Brian Dennehy, Bill Cobbs, Drew Fuller and Abigail Breslin, is a heartwarming dram a that sends a young man of privilege on an improbable journey where he will discover the true meaning of wealth. The pulbic is invited.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 9 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppVFW presents check to JROTCVFW Post #10539 presented a $1,000 check to the JROTC Unit at Okeechobee High School Tuesday, Dec. 13. The money was raised from pizza sales at the Post each Tuesday. Taking part in the presentation was: (left to right) JROTC Cadet Captain James Sylvia; Retired Lt. Col. Martel Black; Bubba Jones, president of the Post’s men’s auxiliary; Trish Grygo, treasurer of the Post’s ladies auxiliary; OHS Principal Toni Wiersma; Shirley Jarrell, president of the Post’s ladies auxiliary; and, Sgt. 1st Class Valparisia Gibson, JROTC instructor. Sgt. Gibson said the money will be used for the unit’s military ball and for color guard equipment. Special to the Okeechobee NewsMasonic Lodge supports the bandThe Masonic Lodge recently made a $2,000 donation to the Okeechobee High School Band to help with their trip to Washington, D.C. Left to right are: George Williams Senior Warden, Masonic Lodge, Toni Wiersma, Okeechobee High School Principal, Hugh Alger, Junior Warden, Masonic Lodge, Clinton LaFlam, Okeechobee High School Band Director. The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning, Indian River State College’s “health club for the brain,” has a wide variety of engaging programs planned for 2012. More than 600 men and women are enjoying lifelong learning opportunities at IRSC campuses in Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee. Members have the rst opportunity to register for offerings and may choose to participate in complimentary social and educational events as bene ts of membership. Returning favorites and new partnership programs include, The Atlantic Classical Orchestra in Behind the Baton in Vero Beach and Stuart, a fascinating look at the Navy SEALS Museum, and a new program with Treasure Coast Hospice led by nationally recognized experts on “Treasuring Life.” Want to stay t? Yoga for Beginners will be offered too. Artists at Work is a new monthly series presented with the Intrepid Art Gallery in Vero Beach. The Gallery has put together a cultural tour for members of the Fielden Institute to the Dali Museum in early February. Hands-on instruction in small group computer classes speci cally designed for the lifelong learner begin the week of Jan. 3, in Vero Beach, Stuart and Okeechobee. New this year, A Study of the Holocaust will feature the perspectives of Holocaust survivors and Women in Politics will use a group discussion format to focus on women who have aspired to the Presidency. The popular offering pairing novels and lm will be held in Vero Beach beginning in February. Short Stories and Films will return in Stuart and Southern Novels and Films will be offered in Okeechobee. The Foreign Film Series, complimentary to members, will showcase French lms at the Wynne Black Box Theatre in Fort Pierce. The Performing Arts Series continues January 30 with Dance Now at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center. Groups rates and single seat prices are available. Offering non-credit programs that do not apply to degrees at IRSC, The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning is a program of the IRSC Foundation. Registration and membership are required. For more information by phone, call 772-462-7880 beginning Jan. 3 when the College re-opens following Winter Break. Full program details and online registration are available at www.irsc.edu, just click on Lifelong Learning at the bottom of the College’s home page. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Sebastian River controlled the action and held Okeechobee to only four shots on net as they won, 3-1, at the Brahman Christmas soccer tournament on Monday night. Aaron Ruiz and Jose Zamora scored in the rst half, and Aaron Roberson added a goal in the second half as Sebastian River improved to (11-0). Okeechobee fell to (111-1). Sergio Vargas scored a goal for Okeechobee in the nal 11 minutes of the match off a corner kick by Hunter Pritchard. It was a physical battle as two yellow cards were issued by the referees and each team played hard. Sebastian scored in the opening minutes and later in the rst half due to Okeechobee's inability to clear the ball from near their own net. Brahman Coach Lonnie Sears said when you play good teams you can't make mistakes. He was upset with the rst goal on a corner kick because he had dedicated an entire practice to those situations and still a Shark was wide open for the goal. "It's okay. That is what our guys needed to see. They needed to see that undisciplined soccer gets you beat," he added. Sebastian did an excellent job against the Brahmans top scoring threats. The Brahmans were unable to get many clear shots at the net, and had just one breakaway scoring opportunity in the entire match. Sears said his team will have to improve their level of play if they want to do well in the post season because the teams they will play are in Sebastian's class. "These are the teams you want to see. I want to make mistakes now so we can have time to correct them. Hopefully the kids will learn from the mistakes," he added. Okeechobee played Benjamin in the consolation game of the Christmas Tournament on Tuesday night. Martin County defeated Benjamin 1-0 to earn a spot in the Championship Match. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Ministry from Liberty University May of 2012. The couple will be married in Lexington, Virginia, on June 23, 2012, and will reside in Lynchburg, Virginia. MATT WALKER HANNAH WITHROW & Steve and Michele Walker of Okeechobee, announce the engagement of their son, Matthew Steven (Matt), to Hannah Lynn Withrow, daughter of David and Lisa Withrow, of Smith“eld, N.C. Matts grandparents are Emory and Onnie Walker of Okeechobee, Dallas and Jeanne Van Scoten of Gainesville, Ga., and the late Shirley Van Scoten. Hannahs grandparents are Jerry and Jean Withrow of Four Oaks, N.C., and the late Joan Brown. Matt graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Liberty University, and is currently working on a Masters of Divinity degree at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is employed at Thomas Road Baptist Church. Hannah will graduate with her Bachelors degree in Religion: Womens ENGAGEMENT 10 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011 OHS boys soccer team falls to Sebastian River Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tabitha Trent/Rotary ClubGuest speakerRotarian Kristy Crawford extended a warm Rotary welcome to guest speaker Jeff Blackstone, OHS Head Baseball Coach. Coach Blackstone shared with club members his plans for the upcoming 2012 baseball season, various fundraising events, equipment/uniform needs and most importantly his view for each player and their academic success. Coach Blackstone stressed the importance of academic achievement and the signi cance of teaching those more fortunate the meaning of giving back to the community that has supported them, simply put "pay it forward." For more information on the OHS Baseball Team or the 2012 season schedule visit www.okee.k12. .us. The Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets every Tuesday at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant; please feel free to come join us for a wonderful time of fellowship and experience "Service Above Self" in action! Pictured in photo (L to R) Kristy Crawford and Coach Jeff Blackstone. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Masters Academy jumped out to an early 19-8 lead and hung on from there as they defeated Okeechobee High School 5045 in the rst round of the Berean Christian Christmas in the Kennel Tournament on Monday night in West Palm Beach. Trewiston Pierce led Okeechobee with 19 points. Phil Jones had nine points and Eddie Neal added eight points for Okeechobee, (5-5). Brahman Coach Shawn Hays said his team recovered from the slow start to win the second, third and fourth quarters but couldn't get back in the lead. "We built such a big hole that we couldn't get out of it," he added. Masters Academy, located in Oviedo, shot a high percentage in the rst quarter and hit three long-range baskets. Coach Hays said they shot the ball well but his defense also didn't do a good job of challenging the jump shooters. "We just didn't defend very well. After the rst quarter I was happy with our effort. We moved the ball on offense and got some easy layups," he added. The Lady Brahman basketball team also played this year in the Holiday Tournament at Berean Christian. Ami Edwards had a solid game with 16 points and 20 rebounds as Okeechobee fell to Coral Springs Academy 55-46. Carley McCoin had another strong game with seven points, and near double digits in rebounds, assists and steals. OHS boys basketball team falls to Masters Academy Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyErick Garcia attempts a head pass during the rst half of Monday's game between Sebastian River and Okeechobee at the Brahman Christmas Tournament. Hunter Pritchard (right) watches as a Shark defender heads the soccer ball near mid eld during Monday's match between the only two unbeaten soccer squads on the Treasure Coast. Sebastian would prevail in a physical battle.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School’s Boys Soccer Team gave an impressive defensive performance against Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 4-0, on Friday night at Brahman Stadium. Hunter Pritchard scored a goal and assisted on two others, as Okeechobee continued to roll toward the post season. Brian Guerrero scored two goals, and Erick Garcia scored a goal for Okeechobee (11-0-1). Sera n Espinoza played well in goal with two saves which included one on a penalty kick in the rst half. Pritchard continued to show off his skills as a scorer, team leader, passer, and ball controller. He said the team is currently playing the best soccer he’s seen at the high school during his career. “We are doing what we should do. Coaches say this is the year. We keep competing and every year should be like this,” he said. Pritchard admitted he enjoys every part of the game especially good passes that help his team score. In the second half his touch pass gave Garcia a one-on-one opportunity w ith the goal keeper and he took advantage. “It is always nice to see the whole team w in as a group. The object is to score goals,” he added. Espinoza has played with a tremendous amount of energy and con dence in the Brahman net this year. He’s added weight, muscle and athleticism in the off season. He praised his defenders for their efforts which make his job easier. “The defense listens to me and does their job. If they do their job I can do my job and we win as a team,” he added. Espinoza said a mistake in the regional semi nals last year really motivated him to continue to improve and be a top goal keeper during this his senior year. Brahman Coach Lonnie Sears said while his team could have done a better job in nishing scoring opportunities, he felt they have remained sharp, and are playing at a high level. “Defensively we are very sharp. We have talent all around the eld and this is the most talented team we’ve had. You have to expect perfection,” he noted. Sears said he is also impressed with how smart his players have become. He praised Pritchard and Guerrero who are students of the sport and really understand what is going on during the match. “Those guys are smart players and they see things in the game that I don’t even see. I think all the guys are smart,” he added. The Brahmans hosted a Christmas Tournament on Monday and Tuesday Night that featured unbeaten Sebastian River, Benjamin and Martin County. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 GET $500 OFF Any Hot Spring SpaPLUS get our Comfort Package for FREE. Thats a $1,320 value off our everyday low, direct from the factory prices. 11 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011 OGCC Gold Tee winnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee winners for the week of Dec. 16 were:  First place: Tie between H Shelkie and H White;  Second place: P. Fention;  Third place: D. Birdshaw;  Fourth place: Tie between, B. Meyers, B. Birdshaw. OHS boys soccer team beats Dreyfoos School of the Arts By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee played an aggressive match on defense and really worked to clear the ball from near their net on Friday when they faced District 15-3A opponent Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Offense remained the team’s main problem as they fell 6-0. Coach Sonya Smith said the Lady Brahmans continue to work hard and have done a good job learning the game of soccer this season. “I’ve seen improvement and I’m very proud with how far the girls have come. There is more work to do and I have more to teach them but I’m con dent that they will do a lot better,” she noted. Goal keeper Jaryaca Baker did a solid job in net and was spelled by Kailey Hoover. Defenders like Carissa Licatta, Alex Perkins, and Taylor Fulford worked extremely hard to keep the ball out of the Brahman zone. Coach Smith said the team continues to work on cooperation, communication and togetherness. She said a key lesson to learn is making everything a player does effective. That includes passing, and clearing the ball. She said the girls have gotten better and she is proud of their progress. “Our offensive problems I think are due in part to inexperience. It is new to the girls when they have the ball near the opponent net. So far we’ve focused on defense, defense and just working on learning their positions,” she explained. Smith said the girls will continue to learn where they should be on the eld, and will continue to work hard. “I feel they girls have given me some excellent work but everyone needs to learn more,” she added. OHS girls soccer team falls to Dreyfoos School of the Arts A host of Brahman defenders led by Augustine Leon (right) attacks the ball Friday night. Okeechobee tossed a shutout against Dreyfoos. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBrian Guerrero (right) races up eld during Friday's match. The Brahman sophomore had a goal in the Okeechobee win over Dreyfoos. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJaryaca Baker (#1) had a lot of action in the Brahman net on Friday. Pet Rescue announces holiday scheduleOkeechobee Humane Society Pet Rescue facility will be closed to the public Dec. 22-26. Volunteers are desperately needed to help with the animals during the holidays.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Merry Christmas and a happy and safe 2012 From our family to yours we wish you a The Culbreth Family Gilbert Chevrolet Service Dept. Gilbert Chevrolet Collision Center Gilbert Chevrolet Sales Dept. Gilbert Chevrolet Parts Dept. Gilbert Chevrolet Of“ce Support Team Gil Culbreth Real Estate Gilbert Oil Gilbert Snapper, Golf Cars, Line-X & Hustler from the Team 12 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011

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TALLAHASSEE —Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson has announced the J ust Read, Florida! 2011 Recommended Holiday Reading List. The list includes a wide v ariety of interesting books by grade level, each with a holiday theme that will kindle the interest, imagination and love of reading for people of all ages. Research suggests that students who read during school breaks and v acations maintain their academic progress made during the school year. “Reading is a wonderful gift that families can share together,” said Commissioner Robinson. “What better keepsake of a family’s warmth and closeness than the gift of literacy that will last a lifetime.” Families can also use the online tool, “Find a Book” to supplement the holiday reading list with other books tailored to a child’s interests. Tens of thousands of ction and non ction books are available through “Find a Book” at http:// orida.lexile.com. The Department launched the book search earlier this year as a means to match a child’s reading ability with a book’s text complexity using Lexile measures. Lexile measures are the most widely adopted reading metrics used in the country, with more than 30 million Lexile measures reported annually from reading assessments and programs representing more than half of U.S. students. The Department of Education’s Recommended Reading List is available on the Just Read, Florida! website at www.justreadfamilies.org. The site also offers parents the tools they need to nurture a reading-friendly environment at home, and in day-to-day activities. Just Read: Holiday reading list suggested by DOE 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EmoryWalkerCo.,Inc.(863) 763-6742Serving the Lake Area Since 1966 A/C and Heating at its Best! License # CAC014022 CAC042747 CAC057219 208 SW 5th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 14 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMStudents of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Dec. 9: Justin Yates, Reyes Rodriguez, Nathan Starcher, Christian Cruz, Amanda Sparkman, Kevin Crosby, Gabriel Garcia, Jesus Toribio, Pedro Garcia, Gavino Guillen, Yesenia Matias, Vanessa Hernandez, Cristal Ramirez-Garcia, Emily Rhodes, Mario Curbelo, Summer Jones, Yovana Villegas, Gabriel Trujillo, Rylee Kesner, Yajaira Trapero, Christian Martinez, Xavier Hernandez, Sinrri Medina, Rayne Rallis, Aundre Baker, Dakota Story, Eriberto Ruiz, Jasmine Snell and Lisette Saucedo. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EES“The ABC”The ABC is the Alligator Book Club. The Alligator Book Club (ABC) aims to unite students who share an enthusiasm for literature by analyzing and discussing the books as well as promoting excellence in reading and writing throughout the campus and the community. The ABC is sponsored by Beki Moore. Second grade members are: ( rst row) Keenan Rucks, Payton Besaw, Juliana SontaiPerez, James Hamilton; (second row) Westyn Boone, B'Ellana Schlosser, Diana Ruiz, JoAnn Hickman, Alejandra Callejas; (third row) Sabriel Goettert, Kaley Smith, Tiadora Sontay-Perez, Riley Schlosser and James Lowery. Not pictured are BreAnnah Garcia and Zachary Widdi eld. The ABCFirst Grade members include (front row left to right) William Miller, Peyton Vonderau, Brisa Castaneda, R.J. Isales, Rachel Hogenkamp; (second row left to right) Nova Nichols, Justin Conti, Ty Easterday, Ryan Sanchez, Bethany Sallette, Senon Anselmo; (last row left to right) Samantha Carlson, Wiley Vaughn, Joshua Boon, Yaneli Lopez, Marica Kelnhofer, Audrey Broadrick. Not pictured are Michael Marin, Rafael Garza and Conner Peacock.

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Water, Lawn, pest, and trash incl. Pasture avail. Recently remodeled. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800. No Pets. OKEECHOBEE 6835 SE 88th Trail. 2br, 2ba, furn. or unfurn., 1st, last and Sec. Utils not incld. (561)735-6050 or (561)254-0478. TREASURE ISLAND 3/2 CBS, on the water, dock, patio, boat house. $1100 (561)262-1390 Office Space RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 Rooms To RentOKEECHOBEE Looking for 2 roommates to share 4 br house. All appliances including Washer & Dryer. Located at Four Seasons. $300/mo Call (863)634-4771 Waterfront RentalsFor Sale or Rent, BHR Adult community, 1 bedroom Park Model with attached Florida room and deck on the water, Call 863-824-6147 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale Home Realty Services, LLC. Diane Dangremond, Broker. 863-801-4498 KINGS BAY 2br./1ba. 2 car garage. CBS home built 2006, corner lot. Low down payment, Seller nancing. $87,900. PALM CREEK ESTATES 3br./2ba. 2 car garage. Florida room on captive lake. $130,000. 3 br./2 ba. 2 car garage. Florida room, boat house, on Canal. Will trade with Okee SE or SW. $154,000. Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Two Story CBS house on Canal,3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room w/ re place. 2 frigs, washer/dryer, 40 ft Car port,Very Clean. $125,000 Call 863-610-0329 Lots SaleFOR SALE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT CLOSE TO BLUE HERRON IN BRENT WOOD ESTATES. LOT SIZE IS 0.65 ACRES HAS HOUSE PAD IN PLACE TO ACCOMADATE A 3500 SQ. FT. HOME WATER DEPOSIT PAID READY TO BUILD ON. $45,000 OR O.B.O. CALL CARL @ 863-634-8617 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentM/H Rentals 2/1 & 3/1 Country Living $450.00 monthly & $450.00 Security Call 863-697-2486 TREASURE ISLAND -3/1 mobile home, fenced yard, new carpet, on water, dock, $700/mo (561)262-1390 Mobile HomeSaleBANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 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 Factory Direct Sale 15K-25K off models 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats16ft Metal Boat, tilt trailer, double bimini top mounted, trolling motor, 10hp engine 40 hours, livewell with pump and more extras $1,500 cash Call 863-357-6235 Campers/RVs2003 ALFA SEEYA 40 ft diesel pusher, 57k, exc cond. Asking $95,000 (317)443-3529. Can see at Glades Resort on Route 80. RV Space Rent* Limited Time Only* Water Front RV Lots $400.00/mo. Incl. 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Call 863-261-6088 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter to consider nal reading of the following Ordinance into law: 1078: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY-ONE (RSF-1) ZONING DISTRICT TO RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY (RMF) ZONING DISTRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Ordinance is regarding Rezoning Petition No. 11-001-R, submitted by Lisa Sherman, on behalf of property owner, Good Care Home, Inc., to change the zoning district from RSF-1 to RMF, for approximately 0.843 acres, located at 204 SE 7th Street. A copy of the agenda may be obtained from the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact Administration, (863) 763-3372 x 212. A copy of the entire application(s) is available at the City Clerk’s Of ce during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. Please contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 405060 ON 12/21/2011 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2011-CA-40, the style of which is: PATRICIA L. KEEBLER, a single woman, Plaintiff VS. AGRO-PALMS, INC., a Florida Corporation and ROSARIO NUNEZ, Defendants. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 18th day of January, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: BEING A PORTION OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE EAST 1/4 CORNER OF SECTION 7, THENCE NORTH 5 DEGREES 44’ 52” WEST, ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 50.21 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF DARK HAMMOCK ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42’ 46” WEST, ALONG A LINE 50.00 FEET NORTH OF AND PARALLEL TO THE HALF SECTION LINE OF SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 1692.44 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID DARK HAMMOCK ROAD AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42’ 46” WEST, ALONG SAID PARALLEL LINE A DISTANCE OF 2264.08 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE NOW ABANDONED FEC RAILROAD; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREE 49’ 36” EAST ALONG SAID RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 500.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42’ 26” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1841.92 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE IN THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF DARK HAMMOCK ROAD, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE FROM THE SOUTH TO EAST, HAVING A RADIAL OF 850.00 FEET, AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 44 DEGREES 49’ 01”, SAID POINT HAVING A RADIUS BEARING OF SOUTH 72 DEGREES 35’ 43” WEST; THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 664.87 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 9th day of December, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall John D. Cassels, Jr., Esquire Post Of ce Box 968, Okeechobee, Florida 34973 405385 ON 12/21,28/2011 Public Notice Public NoticeSTATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that a Draft Permit (Permit Number 0040842-028-UO) has been prepared for Mr. Timothy B. Hawkins, Vice President of the Okeechobee Land ll, Inc., 10800 Northeast 128th Avenue, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida 34973. The draft permit is for the operation of one Class I Injection Well, IW-1, with associated dual zone monitoring well, MW-1. The injection well and associated dual zone monitoring well is located at the Okeechobee Land ll, Inc., 10800 Northeast 128th Avenue, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida 34973. The Operational Permit application (0040842-028-UO) was deemed complete on November 3, 2011. Under the proposed permit, the purpose of the injection well will be for the disposal and monitoring primarily of non-hazardous land ll generated leachate concentrate that will be collected from an on-site leachate collection system generated from the Okeechobee Land ll. During the routine operation, the injection well will be used to inject up to a ow rate of 7.79 feet per second or 3.16 million gallons per day (MGD) (peak hour ow). The injection well is constructed with a 10.72-inch inside diameter (ID), 0.54-inch thick berglass reinforced plastic (FRP) tubing installed within a 16-inch outside diameter (OD), 0.500-inch thick nal steel casing. The completed design includes a packer and a uid lled annulus between the nal casing and the tubing. The center point of the packer is set to a depth of 2709 feet below land surface (bls); the tubing extends to 2,723 feet bls. The injection well injects through an open-hole interval between 2,737 feet (the base of the 16-inch nal steel casing) and the total depth of the well at 3,150 feet bls. The open-hole (injection) interval is in the “Boulder Zone”, within the lower Oldsmar Formation. The con nement of the injection zone from the overlying underground source of drinking water (USDW) aquifer and uid movement adjacent to the wellbore of the injection well are monitored by the dual zone monitoring well, MW-1. Monitoring intervals in the MW-1 are 1,790 to 1,830 feet bls (upper monitoring interval) and 1,960 to 2,000 feet bls (lower monitoring interval). The injection well IW-1 is part of the industrial injection system for the injection of nonhazardous industrial wastewater. The injection well uids consist of the following: OLI land ll leachate, monitor well sampling purge water and compost facility wastewater. For additional waste streams, a written request must be made for approval by the Department. The Department has permitting jurisdiction under Chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes and Chapters 62-4, 62-520, 62-528, 62-550, 62-600, 62-601 and 62-660 of the Florida Administrative Code. The project is not exempt from permitting procedures. The Department has determined that an operational permit is required for the proposed work. All persons interested in the foregoing permitting decision are invited to attend a public meeting to be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 from 10:00 11:00 AM, at Seacoast National Bank Operations Center, 1835 HWY 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Florida 34973. Written comments may be sent to the Department of Environmental Protection, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, up until the close of the public meeting. All comments received within the thirty day period will be considered in formulation of the Department’s nal decision regarding permit issuance. The application, draft permit, and fact sheet are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast District Of ce, 400 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida. Additional information concerning this project may be obtained by contacting J. Gardner Strasser, P.G., or Joseph R. May, P.G., of this of ce at (561) 681-6688 or (561) 681-6691, respectively. 405951 ON 12/21/2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-167 In Re: Estate of TOMMY RAY MALONE, a/k/a TOMMY R. MALONE, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of TOMMY RAY MALONE, a/k/a TOMMY R. MALONE, deceased, whose date of death was September 2, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-0168, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is December 14, 2011. Personal Representative: Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-225 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. EDWIN SERRANO, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 21, 2011, entered in Case No. 2011-CA-225 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank, successor by merger to Big Lake National Bank is Plaintiff and Edwin Serrano, Debra J. Serrano, Madeline Nieves and Midland Funding, LLC, as assignee of Emerge Mastercard are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 am on the 11th day of January, 2012, the following described property in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 17, TALL PINES ESTATES, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 41, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 2001 Homes of Merit, Model BM3232 76 x 32, ID’s FLHML3B1547-24252 A&B Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 25 day of October, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 401565 ON 12/14,21/2011 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY Case #: 2010 CA 000054American General Home Equity, Inc. Plaintiff, Denise Thurman a/k/a Denise M. Thurman; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 21, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 2010 CA 000054 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein American General Home Equity, Inc., Plaintiff and Denise Thurman a/k/a Denise M. Thurman are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON THE SECOND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 AT 11:00 A.M. on January 11, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 20, OTTER CREEK ESTATES, UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1989, MAKE: MERITT, VIN#: SW36828738A AND VIN#: SW36828738B, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE. 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. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Conie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu saa, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on semi de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avian ke ou gen pou-ou paretiaan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mw-ens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rile 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 398506 ON 12/21,28/2011 19 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011Billy Ray Morris 1325 North Ridgewood Avenue Deland, Florida 32720Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 404896 ON 12/14,21/2011 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.

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Public NoticeLEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ T owing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott A venue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 6th day of Jan. 2012 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 1999 Gold Chrysler Town & Country 1C4GP64L5XB543635 T erms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 405536 ON 12/21/2011 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472010CA000138XXXXXX SPACE COAST CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, V S. BONNIE C. PEER; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 8, 2011, and entered in Case No. 472010CA000138XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Space Coast Credit Union is Plaintiff and BONNIE C. PEER; THOMAS M. PEER; SPACE COAST CREDIT UNION; LEGACY COURT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIAT ION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT T O THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TIT LE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERT Y HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury A ssembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at Okeechobee County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 6, LEGACY COURT, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 44, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INT EREST 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, A DA 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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on December 9, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. A ttorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 T elephone: (954) 564-0071 Pursuant to Florida Statute 45.031(2), this notice shall be published twice, once a week for two consecutive weeks, with the last publication being at least 5 days prior to the sale. 405384 ON 12/14,21/2011 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-000354-CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, V S. ENCARNACION R. LOPEZ; EVANGELINA R. LOPEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000052 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE1, Plaintiff, VS. EDMUND CRUZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 6, 2011, and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000052 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Bank Of America, National Association As Successor By Merger To Lasalle Bank National Association, As Trustee For Certi cateholders Of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC, Assetbacked Certi cates, Series 2007HE1, is the Plaintiff and Edmundo Cruz, Martha Cruz, Best Built Homes, Inc, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in. the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 20 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011 Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: EVANGELINA R. LOPEZ 5605 NE 9TH LANE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 OR 4101 E US HWY 50 LOT 436 GARDEN CITY, KS 67846 OR 5148 NW 30TH ST, OKEECHOBEE FL 34972 OR 391 NW 36TH TER OKEECHOBEE FL 34972 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 18 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, BEAR NORTH ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 515.83 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES, 56 MINUTES, 45 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFOREDESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 132.33 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES, 01 MINUTES, 53 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 273.50 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 68 DEGREES, 22 MINUTES, 55 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 142.35 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 221.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR ROAD PURPOSES OVER AND ACROSS THE SOUTH 15 FEET THEREOF; TOGETHER WITH A 1987 SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, ID# LFLCM1AG447012 543, TITLE NUMBER: 43973245. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mark A. Buckles, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 15th day of December, 2011. 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 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. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk 405703 ON 12/21,28/2011 Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 20 AND 21, BLOCK 56, BASSWOOD, INC, UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3056 N.W. 38TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 9th day of December, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 08-13924 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. 405366 ON 12/21,28/2011 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 PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 21, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 01 11’ 50” EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 21, A DISTANCE OF 2,565.84 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE, RUN NORTH 89 32’ 23” EAST ALONG THE WESTERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTH OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 530, PAGE 180, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, (PASSING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LANDS AT A DISTANCE OF 82.45 FEET), A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 1919.06 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN THE BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 530, PAGE 180; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 12’ 27” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 2629.09 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE AFORESAID EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 21; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 12’ 27” EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1272.86 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN SAID BOUNDARY LINE, THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE, RUN NORTH 89 38’ 17” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 650.93 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 530, PAGE 180, THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, RUN SOUTH 02 16’ 19” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 70.07 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 470, PAGE 1582, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 39’ 17” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LAND, A DISTANCE OF 2689.54 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 470, PAGE 1582, SAID CORNER BEING A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE AFORESAID NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 28; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, RUN NORTH 02 13’ 36” EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 28, A DISTANCE OF 1405.17 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF A PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 361, PAGE 622, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 89 11’ 45” EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 5,204.11 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17; THENCE SOUTH 03 11’ 02’’ WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 29.50 FEE; THENCE NORTH 88 52’ 17” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 5,202.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND PARCEL “A” BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID PARCEL BEING A PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND AND ALSO BEING A PORTION OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN SECTIONS 16, 17, 20 AND 21, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE N 02 58’ 45” E A GRID BEARING ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 A DISTANCE OF 1283.92 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE N 02 58’ 45” E, A DISTANCE OF 3104.33 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, MC. LB 4108”. FROM WHICH THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 BEARS A GRID BEARING OF N 02 58’ 45” EAST A DISTANCE B OF 974.25 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE N 78 46’ 46” E, A DISTANCE OF 3733.85 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONVERSATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 10 04’ 28” E, A DISTANCE OF 2922.64 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN GLBR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 19’ 06” E, A DISTANCE OF 1221.21 FEET TO A THREE AND ONE HALF LNCH BY THREE AND ONE HALF INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT WITH A FIVE EIGHTS IRON ROD ‘THE CENTER WITH NO IDENTIFICATION MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 16; THENCE S 88 44’ 15” E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 549, PAGE 1652, A DISTANCE OF 543.26 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WEST LINE OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH AND EAST ALONG SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 672, PAGE 1385, THE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES AND DISTANCES: S 01 11’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 793.39 FEET; THENCE N 88 47’ 00” E, A DISTANCE OF 1954.14 FEET TO A 30” X 2 1/2” BERNTSEN GIBR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WLTH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 03 21’ 01” W, A DISTANCE OF 1880.35 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR3O ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMNIUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 01 04’ 35” W, A DISTANCE OF 3100.67 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4 108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LAND AS DESCRIBED OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1539, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE S 68 35’ 32” W, A DISTANCE OF 709.86 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE WESTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 15” W, A DISTANCE OF 2336.97 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2’ BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 796.84 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, OCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 88 29’ 38” W, A DISTANCE OF 20.90 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 466.70 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1537, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 44 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 3400.17 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 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 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 PARTICULARL Y 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 (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 DIS K 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 MONUMEN T WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DIS K 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 BREAKAWA Y 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 BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 89 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 CENTE R WITH NO IDENTIFICATION MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNE R 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 BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE WES T 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 BREAKAWA Y 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 BREAKAWA Y 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 BREAKAWA Y 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 BOO K 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 BREAKAWA Y 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 BREAKAWA Y

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

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 *All invoices must be paid in full to be eligible, promotion applies to residential customers only. Valid December 1, 2011 ~ November 30, 2012 *Winners will be announced in the Okeechobee News. Call for additional details. 23 Okeechobee News December 21, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Lamar Williams had a double-double w ith 16 points and 12 rebounds and Antawy n Fludd added seven points as the Yearling Bulls defeated the Pemayetv Emahakv Seminoles 39-32 in middle school basketball Friday at Okeechobee High School. Imillakijo Osceola had 20 points and Yupalakija Osceola added seven points for the Seminoles. Yearling scored the rst 14 points of the game and held a 15 point lead at the half. Y earling led 31-21 at the completion of the third quarter. Francisco Compton had four points for Y earling, who has won three out of their past four games. Coach Efrain Ochoa said he feels the kids are starting to come around as they learn the game of basketball. He said while the defense has improved dramatically, the offense still has a long way to go. "We are starting to move the ball around better on offense. I do see improvement," he said. Ochoa said Williams took advantage of a size and quickness advantage down low and was able to score almost at will in the rst half. "We know he's a pure athlete. I feel he can dominate in any sport. I think he can improve and get better as he gets more comfortable on the court. He has played well down low so we tried to go to him as much as possible," he added. Ochoa also praised point guard Antawyn Fludd who does a good job controlling the ball and the tempo of the game. "Without Antawyn we'd be in serious trouble. He is our oor general and controls the game. I've told him to stay focused on the game and not get frustrated," he added. Williams said he really has enjoyed the game of basketball which he started to play in fth grade. He did well in the County Recreation League and decided to give the school team a try. "The last few games we've gotten better and improved a lot. We've practiced four hours a day. I feel like the win over Osceola has made a difference," he noted. Williams, 13, can already touch the rim, and has blazing speed for his size. He admits the sky is the limit for his future athletic career. "I think when I'm in ninth grade I can go straight to the varsity football team and play," he added. Y MS boys basketball team beats Brighton By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Cheyenne Nunez scored 10 points and Baylee Farless added seven points in a losing cause as Okeechobee fell to the Brighton Charter School, Pemayetv Emahakv, 46-24 on Friday afternoon at Okeechobee High School. Shoe Pierce scored 32 points to lead the Lady Seminoles to their fth win in six games. It was an exciting and defensive oriented game and Brighton led only 18-17 at halftime. Yearling had to play without Nunez for almost the entire second half due to her foul trouble. The Lady Bulls were outscored 26-7 in the second half without their general and oor leader. Brighton led 33-22 after three quarters. Lahna Baker added six points for Brighton. Brighton Coach Tim Thomas said his squad is mostly younger girls but he was still excited to get a win in Okeechobee, "We always press and try to get the win. Yearling tries to get the win. I'm glad we came out on top this time." Thomas admitted Yearling was at a disadvantage when Nunez had to sit down with four fouls at halftime. His young guard Pierce, was able to get free and hit some open jumpers. Yearling Coach Tammy Wright said her team was sti ed without Nunez on the court. She said her team just couldn't build momentum in the third quarter as the Seminoles took charge. She admitted her younger and inexperienced players didn't make the adjustments to stop Pierce, "She was very consistent in her scoring throughout the game. My girls just didn't know how to recover and defend her so it's back to the drawing board again." Thomas said at this level you always try to work on individual skills. His team struggled a bit with missed layups and free throws. He also would like to see the girls improve their dribbling skills. "We still have a lot of work to do but we've got a lot of young players. I think we will do some damage next year," he added. For Wright she continues to teach the game to her players and her one goal for 2012 is for her players to understand the game of basketball. "I'm hoping things click for the girls and they really grasp what basketball is all about. I want them to stay focused, to execute the plays on offense, and play defense," she added. Y MS girls fall to Pemayetv Emahakv Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAntawyn Fludd oats through the air toward the Brighton basket during the second half of Friday's game at OHS. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyShytria Ash awaits a rebound during the Yearling versus Brighton game Friday.

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