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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Publication Date: 12-28-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 102 No. 155 13.71 feetLast Year: 12.55 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Friends of Lake Okeechobee concerned about lake releases ... Page 4 5-year-old hurt in parents’ argument ... Page 8 Hate crimes reported in Florida ... Page 5 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenCatching the lightSunlight re ected in early morning dew makes spider webs more visible this time of year. According to the University of Florida, there are thousands of spiders per acre in the average south Florida pasture, but most are not seen by humans. County staff to be reorganized ... Page 3 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Unpaid taxes have apparently resulted in the seizure of the assets of a business in downtown Okeechobee. A notice dated Dec. 19, 2011, posted on the front door of the U-Save supermarket on Parrott Avenue, declare the contents of the building seized for nonpayment of taxes. Will the Okeechobee U-Save reopen? That answer is unknown. However, it is known that the operator of U-Save, S & O U-Save Group, owes over $15,000 to the Okeechobee County Tax Collector. Calls to the corporate of ces of S & O U-Save in Fort Myers for comment were unanswered. The limited liability company is behind on its tangible personal property taxes. U-Save, like other businesses, is required to pay a tangible U-Save seized for unpaid taxes Bullet apparently fragmented after hitting metal cylinderBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 9-year-old boy was rushed to a West Palm Beach hospital on Christmas Eve after he was accidentally injured in a shooting accident at a campsite in the 7800 block of N.W. 288th St. Deputy Michael Hazellief, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated in his incident report that a second young boy received a minor injury to his leg in the accident. The boy was treated at Raulerson Hospital. According to the deputy's report, two Boca Raton families were at the campsite when a 17year-old boy was shooting at a piece of wood that was attached to a tree. The deputy's report indicated he was shooting a Remington model 770, 7mm bolt action ri e. The 10-year-old boy was initially treated at Raulerson where bullet fragments were found in his abdomen. He was then transported by helicopter to St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm where he underwent surgery. The boys were being supervised by their fathers and reportedly told the deputy that the two younger boys were standing behind the older boy while he was shooting. Deputy Hazellief returned to the scene and, along with fello w Deputy Anthony Kibler, learned that there was a large metal cylinder about 5 to 7 feet in front o f where the older boy was shooting. The cylinder, stated the deputy, appeared to be cut in half. During his investigation, Deputy Hazellief stated that the bulle t struck the inside of the cylinder, traveled partially around the cylinder and then fragmented. Par t of the bullet passed through the cylinder, while another part circled the cylinder then ew bac k toward the boys. Deputy Hazellief said there was a fan-shaped burst pattern where the bullet separatedmeaning i t had fragmented into even smalle r pieces. A spent shell casing was found where the older boy had been shooting. The deputy stated that the older boy had sustained a bruise to his left arm where he had apparBoy injured in shooting mishap See SHOOTING — Page 5 See U-SAVE — Page 5

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Weather forecast for Okeechobee County from the National Weather ServiceLocal ForecastWednesday: Sunny, with a high near 66. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Calm wind. Extended ForecastThursday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 74. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Friday night: Mostly clear, with a lo w around 46. Northeast wind around 5 mph. 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. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. 2 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee NewsWaste Management helps GAL familiesWaste Management presented Christmas gifts to two families in the Guardian ad Litem Program. Guardian ad Litem currently serves as an advocate for over 111 children in Okeechobee. For more information on the GAL Program visit www.guardianadlitem.org. Pictured are Pam Casperson, Waste Management; Stacey Lowe, Waste Management; Gary Bokas, Guardian ad Litem Program Attorney; Kathleen McGowan, Guardian Case Worker; Guardian Parents, Tony Bishop/Waste Management and Teresa Chandler/ Waste Management. Pictured are: Guardian parent, Barry McCrudden; Guardian Case Worker, Duane Robinson/Waste Management; Gary Braswell/Waste Management; Everett Haynes/Waste Management and Teresa Chandler/Waste Management. Okeechobee Forecast

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News County of cials are in the process of improving the operation of county government functions by redrawing the organizational chart. At their Dec. 8 meeting Okeechobee County Commissioners approved job descriptions for two new county employee positions. This was the beginning of the implementation of a reorganization plan approved at the Nov. 22 commission meeting. Previously there were 18 department heads reporting directly either to the county administrator or deputy county administrator. When the program is fully implemented there will be eight department heads reporting to the county administrator. This will streamline operations and make department heads more accountable. As the rst step toward implementing that new organizational chart, commissioners approved the new positions of facility services director and assistant facilities serv ices director. The former capital projects director is now facility services director with the added responsibility of building and grounds and cemetery maintenance. The former facilities maintenance director is now assistant facilities director with the added responsibility of capital projects. Basically, two long-time employees will get new job titles and additional responsibilities. The pay scale of the two new positions is within the pay scale of the current employees promoted to those new positions. Therefore, there will be little, if any impact, on the budget. Mrs. Chartier said she felt the current grounds maintenance program was good but the building maintenance plan needs improvement. For example, she said the civic center needs some work. She said the employees in the new job positions will develop a maintenance program for county buildings. The implementation of the new organizational structure will evolve over time as Mrs. Chartier presents new job descriptions to the board. The new organization chart also contains the new department head position of budget management director. This position will be funded from Mrs. Chartier's old position of deputy county administrator. That person would be responsible for the SHIP program, human resources and purchasing. Commissioners declined, at the Dec. 8 meeting, to approve that position, asking Mrs. Chartier to make a salary study of similar positions in other counties. The other two new department head positions, under the new organizational chart, are community services director and public works director. The community services director would be responsible for the library, extension service, senior services, soil conservation and veterans' services. That position is unfunded and will remain vacant for the time being. The public works director would be responsible for the airport, engineering, roads, solid waste, surveying and stormwater. That position would be funded from the money set aside for a county engineer's salary. The remaining department head positions in the new organizational chart are currently in existence, and most will now have expanded responsibilities. The planning and development department now consists of the building and planning department, E9-11 and code enforcement. The parks and recreation director is now responsible for the agri-civic center, Okee Tantie Campground and Marina, the pool and the tourist development council. The public safety director is responsible for animal control, emergency management, re/EMS and emergency vehicle maintenance.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 Sup p lem e n t to th e Ok e e ch o bee N e w s € J a n u a ry 2 8 2 0 1 1 € A lso A v a ilable 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 pp 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 . F F r e e d d B B r r o o w w n n C C h h i i l l d d r e e n n   s s H H e e a a l l t t h h C C e e n n t t e e r r 2 2 0 0 1 1 5 5 H H w y y 4 4 4 4 1 1 N N o o r r t t h h , O O k k e e e e c c h h o o b e e e e , F F L L € € 8 8 6 6 3 3 7 6 6 3 3 1 1 9 9 5 5 1 1 F F l l o o r r i i d d a a C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y H H e e a a l l t t h h C C e e n n t t e e r r s s , I I n n c c . 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Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 County takes steps to streamline operations By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The number of residents who collected unemployment in November dwindled by 93, or about one half of one percent, in Okeechobee County to 11.8 percent of the workforce, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reported. Okeechobee reported 2,181 residents on unemployment, and 16,286 who were employed last month. That compared to 2,274 who collected bene ts in October, a rate of 12.2 percent. There were 16,351 residents employed in October. Okeechobee was tied with Marion County for the eighth highest jobless rate among Florida's 67 counties. Glades County reported unemployment of 8.1 percent in November, an increase from 7.9 percent in October. The state reported 485 residents collected bene ts in November and 483 in October. Glades was tied for 54th among the 67 counties in the state. The jobless rates have been lowered considerably since November, 2010. Okeechobee had 13.6 percent unemployment last year as 2,621 residents collected bene ts during that month. Glades County had 9.8 percent unemployment with 566 residents collecting bene ts in November, 2010. Around the region, Osceola County had 10.8 percent, Martin County 10.2 percent, Highlands County 11.2 percent, Hendry County 15.1 percent, and St. Lucie County 12.3 percent. Jobless rates drop in November Health and Safety Expo planned for Jan. 28The 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 to share their health and/or safety related service with the community. Booth space is free, but you must register! The Expo will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 9 a.m.2 p.m., Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. For more information or to pick up a registration form, please call 763-4625000 ext. 257.

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Fire ants There should be a football team called t he Fire Ants. They are aggressive, and even if they don’t win every game, they are still w inning the game overall.Here we go again Get ready for shades of ’78. Do you t hink we’re looking at another otilla of Cub ans? Castro would like nothing more than t o clean out the dregs of his country so he c an look good foe the Pope. I wouldn’t put it past him to supply the boats for an entourage of hundreds of Cubans to accompany each repatriated American prisoner.Health care It comes down to what is “affordable.” T he cost of healthcare AND insurance borders on usury. Consider too, that you have t o pay for it. Entitlements, like Medicare and Medicaid are fraught with abuses and outright fraud. How do we prevent it? Any ideas? Karl Marx’s answer of “From those w ith the means to those with the needs,” gets old very quick. Look historically at any of the socialist societies and it becomes evident that more become needy very quickly and stop providing means. Tort reform, to b ring down medical providers insurance c osts needs to take place. Yes, life and limb are precious, but valued at multiple millions of dollars? Revising entitlements must t ake place so that things like the case that occurred in Martin County where a hospital t hat spent over one million dollars treating an illegal alien.  I see two hurdles. One is fear. The fear of changing to a new system. The other is the fear propaganda being spread by the insurance companies themselves. After all they’ve b een making billions of dollars off our hard earned backs for way too long. How many t imes do you need to hear the horror stories of not only going bankrupt, but of the people w ith curable conditions being denied medic al care for literally no reason. The sooner w e lose that fear the better.  Why are we speculating about how well Universal Health care would work as if it’s some hare-brained scheme that’s never been tried? Look around the world. EVERY industrialized democracy in the world has some form of it except the U.S. They all vary somewhat but are essentially the same. And they all pay FAR, FAR less for healthcare than we do. There are more bankruptcies in the U.S. due to catastrophic healthcare issues among people who ALREADY HAVE INSURANCE than for ANY other reason. NO ONE in those other countries becomes broke due to medical expenses or the taxes that pay for it. And they get better care, to boot. Of the top 30 countries the U.S. ranks 26th overall in medical benchmarks such as life expectancy and infant mortality. They are far more satis ed with their systems as well. Most boast an approval rate well above 80 percent of their populations. Universal Healthcare is simply a no-brainer unless you have no brain or are a lobbyist for the medicalindustrial complex.  What I don’t understand is why are those without heath-care coverage/aka insurance punished? Why are there people not allowed to negotiate the prices as insurance companies are? Why are they charged a full rate for a procedure and the insurance companies pay a discounted rate? The hospital accepts assignment from Medicare and Medicaid for whatever is done at their facility. They accept set amounts from the insurance companies. So why are they not willing to negotiate with people that are uninsured or under insured?  I think the government needs to step up and revamp the entire system. There are way too many gaps the way it is now. We need some form of a universal basic health care plan made available to all citizens of this country. We need to stop supporting and providing the level of aid and supplies to outside countries as we do now. I totally get the humanitarian side of these efforts, but we have elderly and young alike that go to bed each night without a proper roof over their heads, medicine not taken and empty bellies.  Other issues with the Health Care coverage industry that need to be addressed is the discrimination that the industry is allowed to get away with. They hold complete power over who gets insurance and who doesn’t. They have the right to refuse coverage to a person for any number of reasons—age, weight, sex, medical history and even where you live. Lake water releasedIn regards to The Army Corps of Engineers letting water out of Okeechobee. I hope all of you will take a minute today and make a very important phone call or email to the Army Corps letting them know you have interest in our lake, and that we want our water levels left alone. If you did not read the article the Army Corps are letting out two series’ of pulse releases from the lake into the Caloosahatchee at an average of 450 cubic feet per second over seven day periods. These ‘pulse’ releases are part the same problem that put us in low water conditions last year. If your business is affected by these low water conditions or you have a love for Okeechobee then you have to speak out and tell the Army Corps that we need the water here, not in Fort Myers. If people do not show interest, we will continue to be last on the list for water supply, because I guarantee the Army Corps is hearing from lobbyists in Ft. Myers why they need our water. Contact (904)232-1628 or email hb-publicaffairs@ usace.army.mil. Friends of OkeechobeeThanks for the supportOnce again, for the third consecutive year, George and Madalyn Dupont of George’s Hot Dogs Okeechobee, would lik e to sincerely thank all their loyal customers, friends and neighbors for their generous ou t pouring of love for the Humane Society Pe t Rescue FL, Inc. The many contributions of cash donations, food, toys, sheets, towels, blankets and even pet beds, will go a long way toward making the animals’ lives more comfortabl e until they nd a permanent home! Many friends also made monetary donations. We also wish to thank the Okeechobe e News for their help in getting the word out. Without the “NEWS,” community projects such as this, would not be as successful! Also a BIG thank you to Mid-Florida Hardware, Manager Linda Rucks and her staff fo r storing everything. Thank you, one and all for everything you’ve done. Merry Christmas Happy New Year George & Madalyn Thank you to George, Madalyn and all who support us throughout the year. W e wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year The Humane Society Pet Rescue Volunteers Wednesday, December 28, 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! Rufus needs a forever home!Rufus is a large Labrador Retriever mix male. He recently completed the SPIN training program; he would be great in nearly any home. He looks threatening but is a lovable sweetie. Rufus is a well-balanced dog, playful, cheerful—good with other pets and children. He is a great family type companion. Adoption fee is $175. He is up to date on vaccinations. Neuter is included in the adoption fee. Rufus is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Homes are also needed to “foster” animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. Special to the Okeechobee News

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A recently released report by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi indicated that there were 149 hate crimes reported across the state in 2010. The Hate Crimes in Florida Report released Tuesday, Dec. 27, detailed crimes reported by the 367 law enforcement agencies across the state. According to Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), there were no reports of hate crimes in Okeechobee County. Lt. Stark said there is no speci c state statute dealing with this type of crime and that the term ‘hate crime’ is an enhancement to the crime charged. He went on to say that the enhancement automatically “bumps up” the charge one level, which means that a misdemeanor could be increased to a felony with a hate crime enhancement. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright said it would be up to the state to add the hate crime enhancement. While there were no hate crimes reported locally in 2010, Mr. Albright said he successfully prosecuted a local corrections of cer for a hate crime. Mr. Albright said Edward L. Dillard Jr., 29, was found guilty in 2007 for letting two black inmates out of their cells to “beat up” two white inmates. Dillard was found guilt y at trial and is currently being held in the Okeechobee Correctional Institute. He was sentence to six years in prison, to be followed by four years on probation. According to the Department of Corrections web site Dillard is scheduled to be released April 1, 2012, The attorney general’s release indicates that the motivating factors behind the reported hate crimes in ‘10 were:  race represented 46.3 percent;  religion represented 19.5 percent;  sexual orientation represented 21.5 percent; and,  ethnicity/national origin represented 12.7 percent. The report is published by the Attorne y General’s Of ce of Civil Rights. Bondi releases hate crimes report for Florida 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 ently been struck by a piece of the bullet. Deputy Hazellief said he was contacted later Saturday evening by a St. Mary’s hospital representative who said the fragments had been successfully removed from the boy’s abdomen and he was in stable condition. SHOOTINGContinued From Page 1 personal property tax each year on the value of equipment and furnishings in excess of an exempted amount. On Dec. 14, Circuit Judge Larry Schack signed an order ratifying issuance of tax warrants for unpaid 2010 tangible personal property taxes for 16 businesses including U-Save. The warrants give the tax collector the right to seize all tangible personal property for satisfaction of unpaid tangible personal property taxes for 2010. Because the electricity had been cut off at the U-Save building and the tax collector had received reports of items being removed from the store, she placed a notice on the doors of the building last week stating that the contents have been seized for non payment of tangible personal property taxes. There was no such concern for the other 15 businesses that are delinquent according to the Tax Collector’s of ce. There are signs on both front doors of the building stating in large letters “Do not enter.” Another notice attached below that one says in part: “The Tax Collector of Okeechobee County has attached all tangible property on this site. Do not remove anything from this property without further contacting the tax collector’s of ce....” The notice went on to say that the amount due as of Dec. 19 was $15,237.36. The tax warrant authorizes an interest rate of 1.5 percent per month on the unpaid taxes. While the tax collector has the authority to seal the doors of the building, Mrs. Watford does not wish to do that at this time. With a tax warrant personal property can be seized immediately and sold to satisfy the tax bill, Mrs. Watford said she has made contact with the owner of the business and was trying to work things out. While she has the authority to set a deadline and demand payment by that date, Mrs. Watford has not done so in hopes of working things out with the owner of the business. While equipment inside the building has been attached by the tax collector, Mrs. Watford was not at liberty to disclose exactl y what tangible property was involved. By looking through the front windo w there appears to be large amount of groceries in the store. Cases of soda and bottled te a are stacked against the front windows. Flies swarm around a pile of garbage at the rear of the building. According the records of the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, Oqab Abuoqab is the registered agent for S & O U-Save. Documents led with the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Court show that on Sept. 15, 2010, S & O U-Save leased the building on S. Parrott Avenue from J. Andrew Bever and Charles C. Bever, Jr, as trustees of the Charles C. Bever, Sr. Family Trust. Another document in the clerk’s of ce reveals that on Aug. 24, 2010, the Bevers signed a memorandum giving S & O U-Save Group the option to purchase lots in Belle Center, Clewiston Center and LaBelle Center between July 31, 2016 and July 30. 2019. Mrs. Watford said she was disappointed that she had to resort to such tactics. She is optimistic of resolving the situation. She said it is a shame that after so many years, U-Save was no longer in business in Okeechobee. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. U-SAVEContinued From Page 1 FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.—The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers they have just a few weeks left to make some nal tax moves for the 2011 tax year. “The tax code provides many opportunities for eligible taxpayers to either decrease their 2011 tax liability or increase their 2011 refund,” said IRS Spokesman, Michael Dobzinski. “Many folks may nd tax planning done now may well save time, and money, later.”Several key points to consider: Charitable Contributions—Make 2011 deductible charitable contributions no later than Dec. 31. Give to a quali ed public charity and keep a paper trail. Clothing and household items must generally be in good used condition or better to be deductible. Donations charged to a credit card by Dec. 31 are deductible for 2011 even if the bill is paid in 2012. Taxpayers must be itemizing deductions on a Schedule A in order to bene t.  Save energy, save on taxes later— Improve your home. The home-energy tax credit expires at the end of this year; it’s worth 10 percent of the cost of new windows, doors, skylights, insulation, and heating and air conditioning systems, up to a maximum $500 credit (but no more than $200 can be allocated to new windows). You must install the upgrades by Dec. 31 in order to claim the credit, but you can’t claim it for 2011 if you already took advantage of $500 or more of energy tax credits in previous years.  Sell the losers —Check investments and consider a portfolio adjustment. Taxpayers can deduct capital losses up to the amount of capital gains plus $3,000. This deduction is “above the line” so all can bene t.  Retirement account contributions —The maximum 2011 IRA contribution is $5,000 ($6,000 if age 50 or over). Eligible taxpayers can also deduct their IRA contributions. The Retirement Savings Contribution Credit or “Saver’s Credit” is also available to taxpayers who contribute to a retirement plan and whose income is generally less than $56,500. This under-theradar tax credit may be worth up to $2,000 for eligible taxpayers.  Sales tax deductio n—This deduction allows taxpayers who itemize on IRS Schedule A to deduct state sales tax in lieu of state income tax. It especially bene ts Florida taxpayers since there is no state income tax.—Those considering buying a big-ticket item such as a new car might consider doing so before year end as those big ticket items can be added to the state sales tax tables found in the 2011 IRS 1040 instruction booklet or online at IRS.gov.  Save receipts and paperwork — Accurate record keeping is a must and also provides a good reminder. For more year-end tax information and to access all IRS forms and publications, visit the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov. Time is running short for 2011 tax deductions ARC Thrift Store requests donations The ARC of Okeechobee Thrift Store is currently requesting donations of household items, dishes, kitchen appliances, furniture and clothing. Your tax deductible donation will be used to help further the mission of the agency to provide social, educational and vocational opportunities to the developmentally disabled. The store is open MondayFriday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items can be dropped off at the thrift store location, 403 N.W. Second Ave. in Okeechobee. For further information, call 863-763-2419.Foster parents needed Free training program availableHibiscus Children’s Center Foster Care Program recruits, trains and licenses all the traditional Foster Parents in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. The required 30 hour (MAPP) classes are held one evening a week or on Saturdays and are free. There is a tremendous need for loving and nurturing Foster Parents in all four counties on the Treasure Coast. For additional information about becoming a Foster Parent or to register for a class please call: 1-800-403-9311 ext. 415.

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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.Antonia G. Ortega, 83OKEECHOBEE — Antonia G. Ortega, died at Raulerson Hospital on Monday, December 26, 2011. Born in Kerrville, Texas, Antonia had lived in Okeechobee since 1974. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ortega. She is survived by her sons, Donato (Margaret) Guerra of Oklahoma, Edward Ortega, Jr. of Texas, Joe (Ramona) Ortega and Richard Ortega, both of Okeechobee; daughters, Janie Saused a of Tenn., Maria O. (Juan) Moreno of Okeechobee; thirteen grandchildren; and thirteen greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be held tomorrow, Thursday, December 29, 2011, from 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations in memory of Antonia 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.Billy P Goggans, 61OKEECHOBEE — Billy P. Goggans, lost his battle with cancer on Christmas Day, December 25, 2011, surrounded by family at home. Born in Miami, he had resided in Okeechobee for the past 39 years. He had proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Billy enjoyed working and playing softball. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Morse. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jackie Goggans; sons, Billy Jack (Ann) Goggans o f Okeechobee, John Paul Goggans of Ind.; daughters, Dawn (Malcolm) Eden eld of Okeechobee; grandchildren, Jack, Emily, Amanda, Cody, and Kaycee; sisters, Jackie Sue (Chester) Bricko of Okeechobee, and Joy (Buddy) Nichols of Tenn. Visitation will be held today, Dec. 28, 2011, from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. 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.Dr. Fernwood Devon Hackett ‘Bud’, 91OKEECHOBEE — Dr. Fernwood Devon Hackett ‘Bud’, of Okeechobee, passed away December 27, 2011, at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee. He was born August 30, 1920, in North Judson, Ind. to, Lawrence Brown Hackett and Chloe Catherine Barger. Dr. Hackett proudly served our country during World War II as a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He w as a doctor of Optometry having come to Okeechobee from Gary, Indiana in 1999. He w as a member of the First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee. He was a Little League coach and Boy Scout leader having earned the Silver Beaver Award. He was also a member of Kiwanis. Dr. Hackett was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Bonnie Lenore Hough Hackett; and his granddaughter, Jennifer Manning Fitzpatrick. He is survived by his four children, Larry Hackett (Ann Anderson) of Okeechobee, Pamela Manning (Charles) of Glenwood, Iowa, Deborah Williams (Stan) of Holly Springs, N.C., and Terry Hackett (Pamela Eakes) of Suwannee, Ga; grandchildren, Kimberly Price (Tim), Todd Hackett (Kasey), Kerrie Moody (Wade), Russell W illiams, Andrew Williams (Lilli), Sean Hackett and Shannon Hackett; and great-grandchildren, Mason Price, Tera Lynn Price, Kamryn Hackett, Melonie Manning and Whitney Moody. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2011, at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment of cremains will be at Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Leiters Ford, Indiana. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Eugene Raymond Murphy, 87 OKEECHOBEE — Eugene Raymond Murphy, died peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Gene was born in St. Louis, Mo. on Jan 12, 1924, to Jessie and Harry Murphy. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1961, retiring as a Chief Petty Of cer (ADRC). While in the Navy, he sighted a German submarine in 1942. On one ight, he was with Admiral Radford leaving a Chinese airport just as the communists were taking over the area. He was awarded many citations, ying around the world with admirals and other government of cials. After retiring from the Navy, he worked for Aero Corporation in Lake City, Fla., for 30 years, retiring as Quality Control Director. In 2000, he moved from Wellborn, Fla. with his beautiful pine trees to Buckhead Ridge in Okeechobee to do what he was happy doing, caring for God’s beautiful outdoors. Gene was a devoted Catholic and a past member of The Holy Name Society of Jesus. He joined the Knights of Columbus in 1954 and became a Fourth Degree Knight whose motto is to honor God, family and country. He was instrumental in forming two K of C Councils, 7589 in Lake City, Fla. and 9720 in Live Oak, Fla. and was their rst Grand Knight. Brother Knight also served as a Warden and then four years as a District Deputy in the St. Augustine Diocese. In 1976, he was one of the rst Eucharistic Ministers commissioned in Lake City, he was a Catholic Prison Minister at Hamilton County Correctional Institute, he taught Religious Education and was a Sacristan for many years. Gene was a long time member of the Fleet Reserve Assoc., Branch 220, and a member of the American Legion Post 64 in Okeechobee. Gene leaves behind his beloved wife of 68 years, R. Ann Murphy; son, Steve H. Murphy; daughters, JeanAnn Murphy (Mike Lawrence) of Okeechobee, Nora C. Fox of Homosassa, Fla., Catherine (Mike) Eller of Apalachicola, Fla.; grandchildren, Eileen, Rebeckah, Christine, Margaret, Patricia, Andrew, Mandy, Michelle and Elizabeth; fourteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Liebsch of Texas; and two devoted nieces, Carol and Francine. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard; adopted daughter, Kathee Coughlin; sister, Lorrain Forchee; two brothers, Stanley and Jimmy; and his parents, Jessie and Harry Murphy. The Rosary and Divine Praises will be prayed on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at 7 p.m. at BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at 9 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Buckhead Ridge. At a later date, Gene’s cremated remains will be interred in a military burial. 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. Melvin A. Teeters, 71OKEECHOBEE — Melvin A. Teeters, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, December 26, 2011. Originally from Canal Point, he moved to Okeechobee six years ago. Melvin’s family was his life. He spent his life working alongside his brothers, children and wife. He was co-owner of Teeters Brothers Contracting, Inc., Teeters Agency and Stevedoring, Mayaca Shipping, and Teeters Contracting and Transport, Inc. He started Ft. Drum Salvage in Okeechobee in 2005. He enjoyed traveling and had explored around the world. He was a hardworking, very generous man, with a strong faith. Melvin was preceded in death by a brother, Percy Eugene “Red” Teeters; and two sisters, Elizabeth Marian Korpi and Janet Opal Casper. He is survived by his wife, Joni Jemiolo; son, Melvin “Skeeter” Teeters II of Okeechobee; daughters, Debbie Barnes of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Chrissy Teeters of Okeechobee, Theresa Fraley of Jupiter; grandchildren, Jerry, Nick, Brandon, Wesley, Danny, Mooch, Alicia Melvina, Jillian, Jacob, and Jarret; great-grandchildren, Gage, Jeri Lynn, Alivia, Alison, and Lexus; brother, Bill (Edna) Teeters of Lake Worth; sisters, Alice (Karol) Rodberg of Red Level, Ala., and Judy (Richard) Nelson of Atlantic Beach, Fla. Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home from noon until service time of 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations in memory of Melvin 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. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.comCelebrations .newszap.com/celebrations For a modest charge, each package includes: Celebrating an anniversary? Share your news in print and online

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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 The Staff Of The Okeechobee News Wishes Everyone A Safe & Happy New YearDisplay AdvertisingFriday, December 30 @ 3 pm for Wednesday January 4 The Okeechobee News will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 7 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 Eight out of 10 consumers feel less safe when riding with a texting driver, shows surveyTAMPA—Nearly 84 million people are expected to take to the road this holiday season. In fact, this year’s projected automobile travel volume is the second highest in the past decade. With so many people traveling to visit family, purchase last minute gifts, and prepping for holiday gatherings, not only will the roads be lled with holiday splendor, but also with people who have more on their mind than usual. During the past 25 years, more than one million people died in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S., including 32,788 in 2010. While estimates of the number of crashes, injuries, and deaths caused by distracted driving vary widely due to limitations of existing motor vehicle crash data, the National Highway Traf c Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that one out of six fatal crashes and fatalities involved a distracted driver. Distracted driving refers to any activity that takes a person’s mind, eyes, and/or hands off the wheel while driving, such as changing a radio station, programming navigation systems, talking on a cell phone, and texting while driving. Nearly one in four motorists (22%) admit they frequently talk on the phone while driving, while 17 percent said they frequently use a GPS device when behind the wheel. However, almost nine in 10 respondents (86%) said that texting and / or using phone apps are the most distracting behaviors while driving, according to the AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey. “There is a growing concern about distracted driving and its impact on safe driving”, said Michele Harris, director, AA A traf c safety culture, The Auto Club Group. “Every year, nearly 40,000 people die on our nation’s roadways, and that is about the same number as if a 727 jet crashed ever y single day of the year. If this were to ever be a reality, people would demand that something be done about it.” It is estimated that nearly 80 percent of all crashes involve some form of driver inattention. We all have the responsibility to help improve our traf c safet y culture and we can do that by committing to stay 100 percent focused on the task of driving anytime we’re behind the wheel. AAA, through its Traf c Safety Foundation, recommends a few tips to manage distractions while driving this holiday season:  Turn it off. If you need to make a call, pull over to a safe area rst.  Keep the kids safe. Pull over to a safe location to address situations with your children in the car.  Groom at home. Shaving and applying make-up are best done prior to getting in the car.  Plan ahead. Program GPS systems and review maps and directions before you start to drive. A AA: Don’t let distractions take away your holiday Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, 102 N.W. 10TH Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. 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 facility 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 863-763-6987 or 863763-4224. 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 drama that sends a young man of privilege on an improbable journey where he will discover the true meaning of wealth. The public is invited. Brian Free & Assurance will be in concert on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene 425 S.W. 28th Street. A love offering will be received. For information, call 863-763-7113. The Trust Quartet will be in concert at Treasure Island Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 10:30 a.m. 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. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church, at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonica—come and enjoy!The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com. Churches plan concerts and events Places ofWorship

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Now In Stock Your Winter Supplement Feeds for Cattle A T T E N T I O N : F A R M E R S & R A N C H E R S Protein Blocks, Energy Blocks, All Natural Blocks, Round Bales, Liquid Feed... Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee 8 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 Report; Child gets injured in parents’ argument By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Fingerprints and an eyewitness have led to the arrest of a Clewiston man for his alleged involvement in a local home burglary last month. David Lee Thomas, 20, of Clewiston, was arrest-ed Monday, Dec. 26, on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with burglary of a dwelling and grand theft. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $12,500 bond. An Okeechobee man, who allegedly partnered with Thomas in the break-in, was arrested Nov. 29 by a local detective and is currently being held in the county jail on a bond of $110,500. David Bernard Robinson, 29, N.E. 11th St., is charged with burglary of a dwelling and dealing in stolen property. At the time of this arrest on the burglary charge, Robinson was incarcerated in the county jail on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. An arrest report by Detective Ted Van Deman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that the men apparently broke into the home on Nov. 18 and took a variety of items. Those items included jewelry, a camera, an I-phone, an electronic gaming system and several games that go with that system. The stolen items had an estimated value of $1,625, the detective stated. In his report, the detective stated that the camera and gaming system have been recovered. Detective Van Deman’s report stated that a school-aged child returned home from school around 1 p.m. and found her home in disarray and the French doors in the back of the home open. Those doors, continued the report, were locked when the child left for school that morning. The child called her mother, who then came home and contacted law enforcement. According to the report, the French doors were the apparent point of entry. The detective said a door knob was now loose and there were pry marks found around the doors. OCSO Deputy Steven McKinley, who took the initial complaint, indicated in his report that he was able to lift four latent nger prints from a glass in one of the doors. OCSO Crime Scene Technician Jacqueline Moore then entered those prints into a computer system and was able to determine that they belonged to Thomas. A witness reportedly told Deputy McKinley that they saw two men—Robinson and Thomas—running from the back of the victim’s home. According to the witness, the men then jumped into a car and sped away, stated the deputy. Second man charged in November home burglary David Lee Thomas By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held in the county jail following his arrest after he was accused of pushing his pregnant wife and also injuring the couple’s ve-year-old child. Thomas Ellerbee, 24, N.E. 55th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 27, on felony charges of aggravated battery on a pregnant person and child abuse. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Heath Hughes, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that while they were in bed Ellerbee and his 23-year-old wife began to argue shortly before midnight Monday, Dec. 26. She was apparently angry over the fact that her husband’s cell phone was locked and she couldn’t check his text messages. According to the deputy’s report, as the argument escalated Ellerbee got out of bed and at some point pushed his wife. She reportedly struck her head, but the report does not indicate on what. The woman, who is four months pregnant, told the deputy that she told the couple’s 5-year-old son to get help from a neighbor, stated the report. Ellerbee allegedly pushed the boy and he struck the back of his head on the sill of the bedroom door. Deputy Hughes stated that the child was taken to Raulerson Hospital where it too k three staples to close the cut to the back o f his head. The woman did not receive medical treatment, added the OCSO deputy. Thomas Ellerbee The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Dennis J. Brunning, 57, S.W. Seventh A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 23 by Deputy Howard Pickering on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $250.  Edgar Vazquez Delgado, 28, S.E. 10th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 23 by Deputy Joe Gracie on a charge of driving under the in uence refusal to submit to blood/breath test, driving while license suspended with knowledge and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $750.  Cathy Ann Johnson, 48, E. 27th St., Kansas City, Mo., was arrested Dec. 24 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report

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WASHINGTON—The sheries program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in association with state agencies and other conservation organizations, contributes $3.6 billion to the nation’s economy and supports 68,000 jobs across the country, according to a report issued by the agency in November. “The report con rms once again that shing, hunting and other outdoor recreational activities are an economic engine for our country,” said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. “When we invest in restoring sh and wildlife habitat and creating opportunities for people to enjoy outdoor recreation, w e are investing in economic growth and jobs for the American people.” Overall, hunting, shing, and outdoor recreation contribute an estimated $730 billion to the U.S. economy each year, Salazar noted. One in twenty U.S. jobs are in the recreation economy—more than there are doctors, lawyers, or teachers. The report, Conserving America’s Fisheries, An Assessment of Economic Contributions from Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation, shows that each dollar invested in the Service’s Fisheries Program, combined with its partners, generates about $28 in economic contributions and value. The economic contributions generated are evidenced at sporting goods stores, marinas, guides and out tter services, boat dealerships, bait shops, gas stations, cafes, hotels, and many other enterprises. “Since 1871, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Program has been a leader in managing species, conserving habitat and sustaining the biological health of America’s aquatic resources,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. “These resources are inextricably tied to the health and wealth of our nation. These bene ts are ecological, scienti c, aesthetic, recreational, commercial, subsistence, social, cultural— and economic in nature.” The report—the rst time that Service economists have analyzed the economic contributions of the nation’s sheries programs— nds that a total of 68,000 American jobs are associated, directly or indirectly, w ith the sheries conservation programs and projects. The report also shows the U.S. Fish and W ildlife Service’s National Fish Hatchery System alone generates $900 million in industrial output and $550 million in retail sales. National Fish Hatchery programs generate 8,000 jobs and $256 million in salaries and wages. Meanwhile, the National Fish Passage Program works with partners to reopen an average of 890 miles of river habitat annually, which has a economic value of $483 million and supports 11,000 jobs. That is more than $542,000 in economic bene t per stream mile restored. The Service’s Fisheries Program plays a v ital role in conserving America’s sheries, along with key partners from states, tribes, federal agencies, other Service programs, and private interests. The sheries program consists of almost 800 employees nationwide, located in 65 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Of ces, 70 National Fish Hatcheries, 9 Fish Health Centers, 7 Fish Technology Centers and a Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives. The program supports the only federal sh hatchery system, with extensive experience culturing more than 100 different aquatic species. These employees and facilities provide a network that is unique in its broad on-theground geographic coverage, its array of technical and managerial capabilities, and its ability to work across political boundaries and embrace a national perspective. One example of a FWS project in Florida is the work at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Restoring passage to arti cially impounded wetlands opened up approximately 444 acres of wetlands to the estuary on Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The project enhanced the restoration of aquatic habitat and the restoration/recovery of imperiled and depleted estuarine species. The estuaries are used by a multitude of species, including sh, birds, and amphibians. The inability of these species to utilize historical estuary sites contributes to the overall decline of these species and hinders their ability to maintain adequate population size and structure. This project breached the man-made dikes that closed off the impoundment to the estuary. Ten culverts were placed through breaches in the impoundment levees, allowing this water body to become part of the tidal estuary system, thus creating additional habitat for important aquatic species. Access was restored to a large area of extremely high quality habitat that had been lost for over 50 years. There are a host of species that utilize this habitat, including many depleted sh species, crustaceans, amphibians, and wading and diving birds that depend on these species as a food source. Another project at Eglin Air Force Base is Okaloosa Darter recovery efforts. The Okaloosa darter is a federally endangered species that occurs in only six small watersheds that drain into the north side of Choctawhatchee Bay in northwest Florida. Nearly the entire population of the endangered Okaloosa darter swims in water owing through Florida’s Eglin Air Force Base. One stream, Mill Creek, ows almost entirely on Elgin’s manicured golf course. To restore habitat and remove barriers, the Service’s Panama City Fishery Resources Of ce redesigned Mill Creek, taking out six barriers and two ponds that kept darter from moving upstream. The re-design included a 200 foot-long sh passage culvert underneath a fairway, replete with glass skylights to encourage sh to swim through. The National Fish Passage Program and Partners for Fish and Wildlife dollars were matched almost 5:1 with Elgin Air Force Base and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. in addition, recreational use of hatcherystocked sh generates signi cant economic effect in the Southeastern United States. National Fish Hatcheries in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Louisiana annually stock a total of 22.3 million sh of 15 game species in 12 States. In 2005, this generated over 3.2 million angler-days of shing, $239 million in total economic output, and 3,100 jobs with incomes totaling $63 million, and $14 million in state and federal taxes. This economic fuel was generated by spending less than $5 million in budget allocations to produce and stock these sh. This translates to an economic bene t of $48 for every $1 of taxpayer money spent on NFH recreational sh production in the Southeast. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance sh, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing bene t of the American people. Fish and Wildlife Service helps support jobs 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. 9 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 Youth Basketball League signups startOkeechobee County Parks & Recreation will be conducting sign-ups for the 2012 Youth Basketball League Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through Jan. 6. Registration is $40 per child and is being held at 640 NW 27th Lane (in the Sports Complex). The league will consist of boys and girls in three divisions: 10 & under, 12 & under, and 14 & under. Birth certi cates must be presented when registering. The age determination date is March 15, 2012. For more information, call 863-763-6950. Coaches, sponsors and volunteers are encouraged to inquire.Coast Guard Auxiliary offers vessel examsFlotilla 57 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliar y conducts vessel exams. They are free and they will come to you. Call 863-763-9570 to make and appointment to examine your boat and get it certi ed with a sticker. Sports News in Brief Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee winners for the week of Dec 23 were: First place tie between V. Johnson and R. Fossp; Second place, R carbia; Third place tie between D. Thomas and M. Desaulniers. Gold Tee Winners

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3550 Highway 441 South Okeechobee (877) Go-Gilbert or (863) 763-3154 www.GilbertChevrolet.com Up to 6 qts of oil, tire balance + tax extra, synthetic & diesel oil extra. Expires 1/31/12.OIL CHANGE & 4 TIRE ROTATION to6qtsof oil t ire ba lan ce +t axe IL CHANGE & & 4 T & 9 9 9 5 5 heti c& di ese lo il ext ra Expires1 /31 TIRE R O TATI O IN N I C CL UD D U E E S F F F R R R E E E E E E 27 27 PO PO PO IN NT IN IN SP P ECT T E I I O O N N $ 8,500 IN SAVINGS NOW UP TO 0% APR FINANCING FOR 72 MO. Offers are available on select models. 0% offer requires qualied approved credit. Customer must qualify for incentives. Dealer retains all rebates and incentives. 0% APR nancing in lieu of some discount. Pictures for illustration purposes only. Expires 12/31/11. 201 201 201 201 01 01 01 0 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 C H E E V V Y Y S S S I L L V V E E R R A A D D O O 1 1 5 0 0 SALES : SERVICE & PARTS BODY SHOP Closed Sundays 10 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 Okeechobee Main Street and the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County joined together to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony and Grand Opening of Park Street Parcel, 919 N.W. Park Street on Dec. 15. Owners Carl and Phyllis Shumate greeted visitors and local dignitaries, who shared the Shumate’s enthusiasm for their new venture. City Councilman Dowling Watford, along with Kevin Shumate, who will manage the store, did the honors during the ribboncutting ceremony. Visitors enjoyed snacks as they observed the various products and services that the new full-service Fed-Ex store has to offer. Park Street Parcel hosts grand opening Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSWell-wishers included Commissioner Bryant Culpepper; Main Street President, Kathleen Shatto; Main Street Director-at-Large, John Creasman; City Councilman, Clayton Williams; Chair of the Chamber’s Ambassador Program, Maureen Budjinski; Main Street Executive Director, Cindy Birdashaw; Chamber Ambassador Holly Mixon; Owners, Carl and Phyllis Shumate and their sons, Kevin and Layton; City Councilman, Dowling Watford; Main Street Volunteer Director, Frank DeCarlo; Acting Executive Director of the Chamber, Terry Burrows and Chamber Ambassador, Jim Vensel. John Creasman and Frank DeCarlo also serve as Chamber Ambassadors. Special treeSeacoast National Bank’s South Parrott Branch in Okeechobee donated a holiday tree to decorate for Hospice of Okeechobee’s Annual Festival of Trees. The associates at the South Parrott Branch chose Breast Cancer Awareness as their theme for the decorations and the tree was a striking stand out in shades of pink. Many of the ornaments were handmade by the Seacoast associates and customers. The trees were on display at Hamrick House and were auctioned off just in time for the lucky winning bidder to take the tree home for the holiday. The auction raised money for Hospice of Okeechobee. In the photo are: Briseida Ayala, Kayla Patterson, Roxanne Shef eld & Teresa Lara. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Seacoast Bank

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Plan the menu. Place your special order. And pick it up. All right here.holiday event planning center Order fresh selections„from dinners and platters to specialty cakes or custom cuts of meat„in one easy stop. Visit the center to meet with an associate or to see when one is next available. If an associate is not available when you stop by, you may place your order in the appropriate department.Planning Center Open Times: Wednesday, December 28th 11 am to 7 pm Thursday, December 29th 11 am to 7 pm Friday, December 30th 11 am to 7 pm Planning Center Customer Pick-up Saturday, December 31st Sunday, January 1st 11 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011

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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 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 12 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMCongratulations to oustanding Seminole Elementary staffers!In the photo on the left, Seminole Elementary congratulates their School Related Employee of the Year, Jamie Bigford for all of her hard work and dedication. Mrs. Bigford is the school’s Cafeteria Manager and she strives to provide a spotless, ef ciently managed kitchen and healthy meals for the students and faculty on our campus. Seminole Elementary would also congratulates their Teacher of the Year, Judy Reed (center photo) for all of her hard work and dedication. Mrs. Reed provides the children with a safe, comfortable, and enriching environment which allows her students to mature academi cally at an amazing rate. And in the photo on the right, Seminole Elementary says congratulations to their Exceptional Education Teacher of the Year, She rley Jackson for all of her hard work and dedication. Mrs. Jackson’s dedication to her students is evidenced by her ability to identify and provide quality instruction to students in need of speech and language services. TALLAHASSEE—Florida is one of only nine states to receive four out of a possible ve stars in the latest after school progress report released by the Afterschool Alliance and the JC Penney Foundation. The report is titled The 2011 State-by-State Afterschool Progress Reports and Consumer Guides. A score of four stars indicate that although there are unmet needs, the state is making great progress towards improving the development, enhancement and sustainability of after school programs. No state received a score of ve. Scores for the report were devised using a range of factors falling under three major categories including:  Growth in Afterschool Participation that gauged how afterschool availability, support and awareness has grown in each state from 2004-2009  Developments in State Afterschool Policy and Funding that determined current state legislation and funding activity and the extent of each state government’s support for after school Advancements in Afterschool Leadership that measured existing support structures and the amount of after school leadership in each state at the federal, state and local level. For more information about the after school progress report, please contact Larry Pintacuda at lpintacuda@ oridacsc.org or 850-402-5437. A fterschool care programs get nod

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Specializing in: A d u l t & P e d i a t r i c U r o l o g y B l a d d e r & K i d n e y I n f e c t i o n s I m p o t e n c e / I m p l a n t s N o S c a l p e l V a s e c t o m y215 N.E.19th Dr. Okeechobee (863) 763-0217 Board Certified In Urology RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS REHAB THERAPY/NURSING HOME VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL S.Scott Tapper,M.D.,F.A.C.S.Board Certified General Vascular Surgeon 2169 S.E. Ocean Blvd. StuartSpecializing in the Removal of Varicose VeinsMinimally Invasive In Office ProcedurePerformed more than 1500 Endo Venous Laser Ablation proceduresInsurance Accepted Before Aftersymmetrylaservein.com772-286-5501 Advertising in theOkeechobee Newsis a bright idea!Call 763-3134 today!We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities Advertise in the Medical DirectoryCall 763-3134 today!The 2010 … 2011 Medical Information Guide is available online at http://specialsections.newszap.comUse this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call:863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session Pasquale X.Montesano,M.D.Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon1 1 2 4 S P a r r o t t A v e n u e € O k e e c h o b e e 8 6 3 2 6 1 8 0 5 9 € i n f o @ s p i n e d o c s o r g PALMBEACH SPINE SPECIALISTS SPINE SURGERY RAULERSONPRIMARYCARE Jose Villarreal, D.O. Dr. Villarreal is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. P r i m a r y C a r e P h y s i c i a nAccepting New Patients of all agesO f f i c e H o u r s : Mon.-Thurs 8-5 € Fri 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-12 0 2 N E 2 n d A v e O k e e c h o b e e F L 3 4 9 7 28 6 3 4 6 7 2 1 5 9www.raulersonprimarycare.com 13 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE 2 2 0 2 N E 1 9T HD r i v e € O k e e c h o b e e € F o r a p p o i n t m e n t s c a l l (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD€Comprehensive Medical & Preventive Care €Routine Annual Physicals €Well Woman Exam €Geriatric Care €Management of: Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus Menopause Depression Arthritis D D i p l o m a t e A m e r i c a n B o a r d o f F a m i l y M e d i c i n eAccepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted GYNECOLOGIST Wishing you all of the best this holiday season-JonathanSanders,M.D.,J.D. 772.778.7782 863.467.9555www.TCDermatology.com DERMATOLOGY HEALTHCARE Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility€Specialized Wound Care €Full Time Medical Director €Dialysis Support €Alzheimers Support Groups €Intravenous Therapy €Resident & Family Council Groups €Specialized HIV Care €Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy €24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing €Therapeutic Activities€ Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O € 230 South Barfield Hwy € Pahokee561-924-5561€ www.floridacare.net Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton Caring for Those You Care About120 BEDS MRI OKEECHOBEES FINEST OPEN MRI115 NE 3rd St. Suite A863-824-6736SPECIALTYTRAINED/BOARD CERTIFIED RADIOLOGISTSThe Best is Right Here! OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE2 Blocks North of CVSDrugstore HEALTH Advertise in the Medical DirectoryCall 763-3134 today!The 2010 … 2011 Medical Information Guide is available online at http://specialsections.newszap.comUse this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website www.newszap.com James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee 14 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Lost LOST 50th wedding anniversary, gold with 5 diamond ring. Lost in Okeechobee shopping area. Treasured gift, reward if returned. Call (863) 357-4750. **LOST GERMAN** **SHEPHERD** IN THE KISSIMMEE PRAIRIE AREA 302 STREET SUBSTANTIAL REWARD OFFERED FOR SAFE RETURN OF THE DOG. FEMALE W/TAGS WITH CONTACT INFORMATION. PLEASE CALL 763-7314 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! ServicesSWAMP CABBAGE CUT FRESH EVERY SUNDAY $8.00 ea. or 2/$15.00 863-824-2201 or 863-697-6109 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Experienced Restaurant help Apply in person Alice’s Restaurant 1/4 mile south of Casino Brighton Reservation Market Research company seeks individuals to evaluate customer service at local establishments. Reimbursement and/or cash payments provided. Apply FREE at: www.shop.bestmark.com Employment Medical HEALTHCARE SPECIALISTLincare, leading national respiratory company seeks Healthcare Specialist. Responsibilities: Disease management programs, clinical evaluations, equipment set up & education. Be the doctor’s eyes in the home setting. RN, RRT, CRT licensed as applicable. Great personalities with strong work ethic needed. Competitive salary, bene ts & career paths. Drug Free Workplace, EOE. Please fax resume to Angel, 863-763-5191 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment MedicalMEDICAL ASSISTANT Treasure Coast Cardiology is seeking a full time medical assistant in of ce. Well paid compensation and full bene ts are offered. Fax resumes to 863-467-8708 or drop by our of ce at 1713 Hwy 441 N, Suite B, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Sales SALES PERSON WANTEDwith the following qualifications: € Sales experience preferred, but will train sharp individuals € Good people skills € Sound work ethicBenefits of our company:€ Reasonable work schedule € Health Benefits € 401K € Liberal pay plan If you have an interest in joining our team, contactRick ProverbNOPhones Calls. Apply within. DRESS TO IMPRESS! 4224 Hwy 441 S. OkeechobeeEOE/DFWPHours: Mon-Fri 9am 7pm Sat. 9am 5 pm Sales For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. MoneyLendersGET CASH TODAY FOR ANY CAR, running or not, no title needed. (863)268-5865 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automotive We pay cash for cars in ANY condition. No title needed. 863-268-JUNK. (863)268-5865 WE WANT TO BUY YOUR CAR!!!!!! ANY MAKE, ANY MODEL ANY CONDITION NO TITLE NO PROBLEM BANK LIEN NO PROBLEM PAYING UP TO $30,000 FOR VEHICLES CALL AJ NOW AT 813-335-3794 FOR A FREE QUOTE OR (813) 531-4298 ExcavationCLEARING & HAULING Dump Trucks, Loader Back Hoe, & Bobcat Services by Jason Summerford (863)634-7771 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com AntiquesCO-OP ANTIQUES NEW LOCATION NEW ITEMS 1214 SW 2nd AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN) Tue-Sat 10am-4pm FURNITURE,CRYSTAL, FEATHER WEIGHTS, PRIMITIVES,CROCKS, TRUNKS AND LAMPS. OfficeSupplies/ Equipment Desk, File Cabinet and Cadenza Call for Appointment. Call 863-763-6600 Pets/Supplies For Sale Pure Bred Beagle Puppies Tri-Color, 2 Males & 1 Female, Current on Shots & Dewormed. Please Call 662-418-4417 or 662-722-0801 SHIHTZU Puppies Have shots and health certif. $350 $450. 2 male / 1 female. Call 863-634-2110. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com HorsesComing 2 year old Ranch Horses Ready to start riding-have been handled-registered Buck Daniel Ranch Jason@ 863 801-9953 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments $99 Move In Special 1st Month. $99 Plus $300 Security 2BR/1.5 Bath 1 Block north of Walmart Carpet/Tile All Appliances,W/D on each oor, Clean/Newly Painted Call 863-763-8878 Beane Point Apartments Apts. are furnished and all utilities paid. Adult complex, no pets or children. Required sec. dep. + one week rent. A background check will be done, also verify employment. (863)357-2044 Leave name and number if no answer. Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $850 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 Duplex2/1. 205 NW 5th Street. Remodeled. $650 plus Security. 863-634-3312. OKEE Huge, Clean, 2BR, 2BA, Nice area. Inside laundry. $650. month. First & Sec. End Unit. Call 772-215-0098 VIKING/PRAIRIE Ef ciency. Very clean! $550/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call 561-329-8205 Condos/Townhouses Rent Taylor Creek 1/1 Condo unfurnished on ground oor. Includes utilities and boat ramp and dock. Move in special only $600 call 863-634-0663. 15 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Houses-Rent A FFORDABLE New Houses, 3/1/1 = $900, 3/2/2 = $1200, Large yards. Bring pets. Jacuzzi tub included. Call 561-723-2226 OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 3BA, on 1.5 acres, NW 144th Dr., $850 mo., 1st, last & sec. (863)634-3650. OfficeSpace RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 RoomsTo 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-SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent Buckhead Ridge 4/2 with fenced yard and re place. Treasure Island 3/2, New carpet no pets. Move in now $600 includes lawn service call 863-634-0663. LARKEE LAKES2BR/1BA, $500 month & $300 sec. dep. Call (863) 467-2156 TREASURE ISLAND 2/2 new carpet, lg. Fla. rm, w/detached man cave. 2 Sheds. Move in now for $600. Call (863)634-0663 MobileHomeSale 1992 Destiny 12x42 park model w/12x36 Florida room and carport plus furniture, well kept. Must be moved. (863) 467-2641 2005 44’x12’ Park Model 55+ park, all residential appliances with W/D., new skirting, non-smoker, water lter system. $7,000 obo Call Steve @(863)-634-6705 BANK 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 Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go Save up to 35K 800-622-2832 x210 Sturdy Single wide in 55+ park Concrete patio, shed, small carport, newer metal roof. Older needs cleaning and some TLC. $1,300obo. Call Steve@(863)-634-6705 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats 16ft Metal Boat, tilt trailer, double bimini top mounted, trolling motor, 10hp engine 40 hours, livewell with pump and more extras $1,500 cash Call 863-357-6253 2000 Ranger Bass Boat R83VS,Ranger Boat Cover/Spare Tire w/cover,Mercruiser 150 EFI Engine,Ranger Trailer,Garmin Fish Finder 100. $14,000 or Interesting Trade. Call 863-675-4163 or 863-667-7855 Campers/RVs For Sale 32FT Kountry Air w/10x24 Fl Room Located at Water Edge Adult Park, Very Well Furnished, Must See For More Information Please Call 618-218-4590 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. RVSpace Rent Limited Time Only* Water Front RV Lots $400.00/mo. Incl. Utilities* Covered Dockage Incl. W/Lot Rent* Cabin $500.00/mo. Incl. Utilities* Call863-763-4417 Seasonal/Annual Lot Lease Big O RV Resort Double Concrete Pad c/w Pavered Full Patio. Great Location Beside Clubhouse. Fully Landscaped Lot Heated Pool Activities, Fun Park & Great People. Seasonal $600 mo. includes electric. Annual $250 mo. plus electric. Call Dale 330-472-5691 or 330-635-9548 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Commercial Trucks1996 Ford F-350 Box Truck, Former U-Haul auto, 460 V-8, 175K miles,New Alt, runs good, box dry, ready to go. $2,500 obo Call Steve @(863)634-6705 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA 186 TD BANK, N.A., as Assignee of the FDIC as Receiver of RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL STEWART; MARY D. STEWART; STATE OF FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; AND UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 29th day of November, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2011 CA 186 of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A., as Assignee of the FDIC as Receiver of RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL STEWART; MARY D. STEWART; STATE OF FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; AND UNKNOWN TENANT NO.2 are Defendants that the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street (sales are held on the second oor, Jury Assembly Room), to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in Paragraph 6, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: From the Southwest Corner of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 14, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Run North along West Boundary of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, 662 feet for the Point of Beginning, run East at Right Angle 151.94 Feet to a Point, Run North 25’37’08” East 248.35 Feet to a Point of the Southerly Right of Way Line of Road 710, run Northwesterly along Southerly Right of Way an Arc Distance of 270.51 Feet, more or less to a Point on the West Boundary of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, run South 300 Feet to the Point of Beginning. Less and Except: That Portion of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 14, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida being described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of the Southeast 1/4 of said Southeast 1/4 of Section 14, thence along the West line of said Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 North 0109’37” West, 962.05 Feet to the South existing right of way for State Road 710 (per 9107 project 5322) for the Point of Beginning and the Beginning of a curve concave southerly; thence along said South existing right of way line, the arc of said curve to the right having a radius of 1,712.95 Feet, a Central Angle of 0902’54”, an arc length of 270.51 Feet, the chord for which bears south 75 01’18” East to the end of said curve; then South 2431’32” West 5.20 Feet to the beginning of a curve concave Southerly, thence along the arc of said curve to the Left, having a radius of 1,679.87 Feet, a central angle of 0905’19”, an arc length of 266.47 feet, the chord for which bears North 7619’51” West to said West line of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, and the end of said curve; thence along said west line North 0109’37” West 11.67 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 2,218 square feet. 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 at OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida on the 5th day of December 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COURT Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 404814 ON 12/28/2011 1/4/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000416 U.S. Bank, National Association as Trustee for WAMU Mortgage Pass Through Certi cate for WMALT Series 2007-0A3 Plaintiff, -VS.George E. Canning a/k/a George Canning and Nonie Frazee Canning a/k/a Nonie Canning, His Wife; et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated December 15 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000416 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank, National Association as Trustee for WAMU Mortgage Pass Through Certi cate for WMALT Series 20070A3, Plaintiff and George E. Canning a/k/a George Canning and Nonie Frazee Canning a/k/a Nonie Canning, His Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on January 18, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 168, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 57, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 adaptaci6n 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 Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido e.sta 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 sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tand ‘e ou pale byen, role 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 406109 ON 12/28/2011 1/4/2012 PublicNotice PublicNotice 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 16 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 IN 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, VS. 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, 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 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, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000430 PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, BERNARD F. PARKS AKA BERNARD FREDERICK PARKS, DECEASED et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 15, 2011 and entered in Case No. 47-2008-CA-000430 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, BERNARD F. PARKS AKA BERNARD FREDERICK PARKS, DECEASED; DEANNE PARKS PONCE, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF BERNARD F. PARKS A/K/A BERNARD FREDERICK PARKS, DECEASED; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 16, BLOCK 14, UNIT NUMBER 2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 3422 NW 22ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 20, 2011. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08061958 CENDANT-FNMA-Team 4 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 406006 ON 12/28/2011 1/4/2012 PublicNotice 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 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 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.

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PublicNoticeLEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns T owing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JANUARY 13, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2001 DODGE RAM 1500 VIN #1B7HC16X31S730107 T erms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantees. 406334 ON 12/28/2011 PublicNoticeLEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 13th 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: 1996 Gold Ford F150 1FTEX15N3TKA03396 Terms 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. 405538 ON 12/21/2011 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice 17 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011CA-429 Division: Circuit Civil CHESTER WOODALL, Plaintiff, VS. DELLA F. FINCHUM a deceased person, and as to each of the foregoing persons, if alive or deceased, their unknown heirs, devises, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, under or against these Defendants, Defendant. NOTICE OF SUIT-REAL PROPERTY TO DEFENDANTS: DELLA F. FINCHUM, a deceased person, and as to each of the foregoing persons, if alive or deceased, their unknown heirs, devises, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, under or against these Defendants, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for quiet title of the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 11, Township 37 South, Range 34 East, run thence North 89 degrees 40’00” West and along the North boundary line of said Section 11 for a distance of 3630.00 feet; thence run South 0 degrees 32’00” West and parallel with the East boundary line of said Section 11 for a distance of 411.09 feet for the point of beginning. Thence continue South 0 degrees 32’ 00” West for a distance of 248.91 feet to a point on the North right-of-way line of Mitchell Road; thence run North 89 degrees 40’ 00” West and along said right-of-way line for a distance of 175 feet; thence run North 0 degrees 32’ 00 “ East for a distance of 248.91 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 40’ 00 “ East for a distance of 175.00 to the point of beginning. Lying in and comprising a part of Lot 56 of the unrecorded plat of Tropical Acres, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney whose name is JEFFREY A. FADLEY, ESQUIRE, 807 SW Second Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34974, and le the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before the 27th day of January, 2012, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded the Complaint. WITNESS the hand and seal of said Court on the 22nd day of December, 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Arlene Nealis, D.C. 406165 ON 12/28/11, 1/4,11,18/2012 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 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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: 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. 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 PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD 83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE N 02 58’ 45” E A GRID BEARING ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 A DISTANCE OF 1283.92 FEET TO A 34” X 21/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE N 02 58’ 45” E, A DISTANCE OF 3104.33 FEET TO A 34” X 21/2” BERNTSEN A2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”, FROM WHICH THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 20 BEARS A GRID BEARING OF N 02 58’ 45” EAST A DISTANCE OF 974.25 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1089941.50 AND EAST 733797.28 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE N 78 46’ 46” E, A DISTANCE OF 3733.85 FEET TO A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A2BRL30 ALUMINUM 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 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 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 MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 88 29’ 38” W, A DISTANCE OF 20.90 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE S 18 23’ 15” E, A DISTANCE OF 466.70 FEET TO A 30” X 21/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WLTH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” IN THE NORTH LINE OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 656, PAGE 1537, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF N 89 49’ 19” W, A DISTANCE OF 3400.17 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN GLBR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 31 27’ 22” W, A DISTANCE OF 180.45 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/’2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWA Y MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”; THENCE N 63 47’ 53” W, A DISTANCE OF 801.52 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWA Y 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

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18 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 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 A MERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD83) A DJUSTMENT OF 2007, FROM WHICH T HE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION BEARS A GRID BEARING OF S 02 58’ 45” W A GRID DIST ANCE OF 5362.49 FEET AND HAVING GRID COORDINATES OF NORTH 1084586.25 AND EAST 733518.58 FLORIDA EAST ZONE, NORTH AMERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD 83) ADJUSTMENT OF 2007; THENCE SOUTH 89 49’ 14” EAST A DISTANCE OF 5203.01 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED KAB LS 4820 MARKING T HE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECT ION 16; THENCE NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 16 A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A 30” X 21/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 684, PAGE 1656, PUBLIC RECORDS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 16 NORTH 03 04’ 13” EAST A DISTANCE OF 878.92 FEET TO A 30” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN G1BR30 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND CONSERVATION PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF T HOSE 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 A MERICAN DATUM 1983 (NAD 83) A DJUSTMENT 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 BREAKA WAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” A LUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVAT ION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108” AND T HE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE N 02 58’ 45” E, A DISTANCE OF 3104.33 FEET T O A 34” X 2-1/2” BERNTSEN A 2BR130 ALUMINUM BREAKAWAY MONUMENT WITH 3-1/4” ALUMINUM DISK STAMPED “USDA NATIONAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM, GCY, INC. LB 4108”, 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 On or before January 30, 2012 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 12/28/2011 & 1/4/2012 OKEECHOBEE NEWS Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Cypress Hut Eagles to host dinner nightThursday, Dec. 29 the Cypress Hut Eagles will be having a Lasagna Dinner at 5:30 p.m. for $6. Proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. Public Welcome.2012 Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Pageant applications openApplications are being accepted for the 2012 Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Pageant. Queens will be chosen in four age categories: Miss, Miss Teen, Princess and Sweetheart. For an application, stop by Eli’s Western Wear or Southern Style for pageant. For more information, e-mail Audrey@missrodeookeechobee.org, call 863-801-5258, or visit www.missrodeookeechobee.org Deadline is Dec. 30 .Call for Past Okeechobee Rodeo Queens and their photosThe Okeechobee County Cattlewomen’s Association is looking for past rodeo queens and their pageant photos for their website. Please call Audrey 863-801-5258 or email: Audrey@missrodeookeechobee.org with your name, title, year and photo.Faith Farm plans New Year’s Eve praise and worship serviceFaith 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 facility 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 info: 863-763-6987 or 863-763-4224.Eagles Aerie North plans New Year’s Eve DanceOn Dec. 31 Eagles North will have a New Years Eve Dance and Music by Our own Cabbage Patch Boys. Food throughout the evening, all you can eat, and a midnight breakfast for a $5 donation per person. No take outs on the food. Proceeds from the food go to the Ladies Auxiliary Community Bene t Fund.Ladies Auxiliary to host New Year’s Eve partiesMARDI GRAS NEW YEAR! The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 4423 will be sponsoring their annual (2) New Year’s Parties. Party 1 is from 2 until 5 p.m. Party 2 is from 8 p.m. until close. Music provided by XXL (Dennis), Mystery entertainers, door prizes, party favors, some Cajun cookin’ & other food. Please join us for either party or both. There is no cover charge. No reservations needed. Be colorful for welcoming 2012. The Post is located at 300 N.W. 34th St. 863-763-0818.Eagles to host New Year’s Eve partySaturday Dec. 31 the Cypress Hut Eagles will be ringing in the New Year! Music by Bo Glover starts at 8:30 p.m. There will be nger food and free champagne. There is no cover charge and the public is welcome.ConKerr Cancer “sit & sew”ConKerr Cancer’s mission is to provide children with cancer or other life changing illnesses a feeling o f warmth, love and a smile through the simple gift of a pillowcase. The next ConKerr Cancer “sit & sew” will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Join us at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave.. Bring your sewing machine (or serger) and fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to help make a difference to a sick child. For more information, please call Joan at 863-467-0290. PhilFiesta 2012 plannedThe Philippine-American Cultural Foundation invites you to PhilFiesta 2012! Everyone is welcome to enjo y family fun, Philippine food, music and songs, cultural performances, arts and crafts, exhibits and the Philippine Martial Arts. Join Miss PhilFiesta on Saturday, Jan. 7 2012 from 9 a.m. to sunset. Admission is free, but parking is $3 per vehicle. This event will take place at the Philippine Heritage Enrichment Complex and Gardens, 5154 S.W. 16th Ave., Okeechobee. For further information, vendors or advertisers contact Dr. Trini Garcia at (863) 763-6429, Anje at (772) 285-0274, Sid at (863) 610-0515, Edwin at (561) 371-0825 or Joel at (954) 449-3494. To join Miss PhilFiesta contact Maria at (786) 281-9800. Free memory screeningThe Alzheimer’s Association will hold free memor y screenings on Monday, Jan. 9 by appointment. Time: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park Street. If you are any age, and concerned about memory loss, call 1-800-861-7826, Ext. 501 and make an appointment.Coffee with the Commissioner Coffee with the Commissioner will be hosted b y Commissioner Margaret Helton on Tuesday, Jan. 10 2012 from 10 a.m. to noon, in Commissioner Helton’s of ce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St., room 261. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. Community Events GCSO helps needy familiesThe sixth annual Glades County Sheriff’s Ofce, Cops for Christmas toy giveaway was a success. Over $6,000 worth of toys were given away to needy families in Glades County on Dec. 2. Sheriff Whiddon advised that all funds spent on the toy drive were donated by local citizens who care about the community and the children. The sheriff started this venture because he saw a need in the community even more so this year due to the downturn in the economy making it more dif cult for families to provide Christmas gifts for their children. Special to the Okeechobee News/ GCSO

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A A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G H E A L T H C A R E I N S U R A N C E R E A L E S T A T E W A N T E D T O B U Y H E A L T H & R E A D I N G M A T E R I A L F F U R N I T U R E C O N T R A C T O R A T T O R N E Y S A T T O R N E Y S H A I R C U T S Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553 W e e B u y y S c r a p p G o l d S i l v e r r a n d d C o i n s Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O.230 South Barfield Hwy. € Pahokee Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton PHONE: 561-924-5561www.floridacare.net 863-763-67427/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € Okeechobee EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD& LLOYD € Social Security Disability € Veterans Disabilitywww.HoskinsTurco.com212 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL34974€ Auto Accidents € Bankruptcy(863) 357-5800 Advertise here! Great place to get noticed! M A R I N A N N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Local donations helping Local peopleOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org L O C A L D O N A T I O N S FREE PICKUP P I C K A H E A D I N G Advertise your businesss Cheri Stevens 1 0 5 S W 3r d A v e. 863-467-0418 Tues. -Fri 9-5:30 €Sat. 9-3 € Closed Sun & Mon 19 Okeechobee News December 28, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ RSCARock Solid Christian Academy Christmas dinner and musicalThe evening included a silent auction with several generous donations from our community, a delicious dinner, a dessert auction with some mouth watering confections, and the performance, “Dude, You Hear What I Hear?” performed by students in kindergarten through fth grades. RSCA raised over $14,000 towards improving their playground facilities. Program helps Hardest Hit homeownersAre you unemployed or underemployed and having trouble making your mortgage payments? There’s good news for homeowners. If you’ve experienced a nancial hardship due to job loss or reduced hurs, resulting ina reduction in your income, the federal government has allocated funding to the State of Florida to help people in your situation. It’s free to apply and those who qualify may be eligible for up to six months of mortgage payments. You can get the help you need when you need it and it’s absolutely free to apply. To nd out if you are eligible or for more information, visit www.FLHardestHitHelp. org or call 877-863-5244 or contact Okeechobee Non Pro t Housing Inc,, 115 S.W. 5th Avenue, 863-467-5525.

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