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Publication Date: 02-01-2012
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 14 13.28 feetLast Year: 12.47 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Boys hoops team beats St. Lucie W est ... Page 19 Battle of Okeechobee re-enactmentset ... Page 5 Saving child’s life ‘no big deal,’ he saysBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two-year-old Nathaniel Carney was choking and if not for the quick action of a local deputy, the pickle he was choking on could very well have been the last that he would ever eat. “Everything we tried didn’t work,” said Nathaniel’s aunt, Kari Carney. When Deputy Steven Pollock was dispatched to the home on S.E. 40th Ave. it was to ‘assist another agency.’ However, that other agency—emergency medical personnel from Okeechobee Fire/Rescue—hadn’t arrived yet. So, for the second time in less than a year, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) deputy simply did what he was trained to do and saved another life. Deputy Pollock and fellow Deputy Arlene Durbin responded on a possible overdose victim earlier this year. When they arrived at the scene the female victim was non-responsive, her lips were blue and she had no pulse. Together, they performed CPR on the woman and she responded. Because of their action, Deputy Pollock and Deputy Durbin have been named the OCSO co-employees of the year. On Sunday, Deputy Pollock saved the life o f a toddler who simply took too big of a bite o f pickle. “My son (Anthony Austin, 4) had gotten a pickle and Nathaniel wanted a bite. He too k a bite but it was too big and he started choking on it,” said Ms. Carney. “We were patting his back and calling 9-1-1. My brother (George Carney) was freaking out real bad.” Deputy saves choking toddler Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenBHR Cat sh FestivalThe 19th annual Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival, held Saturday at the Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on S.R. 78, was such a success that they sold out of cat sh dinners by 1 p.m. The volunteers started serving meals at 10 a.m. Cooking up mouth-watering cat sh were (left to right) Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Scott Obenstine and Chief John Wilkinson. For more, see page 18. See PICKLE — Page 5 Accused of stealing and using elderly man’s debit cardBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on 27 felony charges after he allegedly stole an elderly man’s debit card and ran up over $1,200 in charges. Danny Arnold Belcher, 44, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 26, on charges of exploitation of the elderly, criminal use of personal identi cation (17 counts), forgery (four counts), uttering a forged instrument (four counts) and grand theft. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond o f $67,500. Detective Susan Morrison, o f the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated in her arrest report that Belcher apparently too k the debit card of a 77-year-old man and used it in at least 17 separate transactions. He allegedly used the card at local bars, convenience stores, grocery stores, restaurants and retail outlets. Belcher reportedly told the detective that he used the card to bu y food and other items. “He also got cash back on several occasions and admitted to using the money for the purchase of pills off the street when his prescription Local man facing 27 felony charges Danny Belcher See BELCHER — Page 5 RV Park owner faces felony drug charges ... Page 5

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News While some people may have bats in their belfry, it appears that we have bats in the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. A t last November’s Halloween celebration at the ag center, in addition to all the costumed creatures, there were real bats according to ag center director Alta Mosley. It was about that time that Ms. Mosley rst discovered the bats. The bats make their homes in the crevices, some as small as half an inch, between the metal columns and cement blocks of the building. Ms. Mosley said they can be seen in the v ery early morning returning to their homes for a day’s rest. She said they would not be a problem at day events since they are sleeping then. For night events, she said the arti cial lights would drive them away. She is not sure how many bats there are but fears that left alone they could increase in numbers and become a potential problem. Bats can be quite a nuisance in Florida since there are 17 different species of bats in the state and the state has the third largest population of bats of any U.S. state. However, since bats provide the useful service of eating mosquitoes and other insects they are a protected species and their removal should be done according to law. Gary Barber of Okeechobee County Animal Control said he has received calls from area residents about bats. He suggests the people call a professional exterminator since animal control is not equipped to deal with bats. He said they are found in barns, gutters, sof ts, abandoned houses and garages. At their meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, Okeechobee County Commissioners discussed a proposal from American Bat Removal to remove the bats from the ag center. About two years ago Okeechobee High School had a problem with bats in the crevices under the seats at the football stadium and they used the services of American Bat Removal. David Diaz, president of American Bat Removal, said he visited the ag center about a month ago and at that time there were 300 to 400 bats living in the columns. He said that about one percent of bats carry rabies. However, he said there is a fungus that grows in bat excretions that produces a spore that can get into people’s lungs. Mr. Diaz said one bat can eat 2,000 to 3,000 insects a night. Therefore, he cannot trap or harm the bats. He places a net over the opening of the bat den. This net allows bats to get out but they cannot get back in. Since all the bats do not come out every night, he waits about a week before removing the net. Mr. Diaz said he can tell by the absence of smell and noise when the bats are all gone. Since bats are very territorial, moving them to another area would not work, Mr. Diaz said they would return to the area of their original home. April 15 through Aug. 15 is bat maternity season and Mr. Diaz is not allowed, by law, to extract bats between those dates.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 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee 863-824-0655fax: 863-824-0657 € e-Fax: 561-828-0717 € email:arubadoug2fl@aol.comUSHighway 441 South, Suite 3543 € OkeechobeeDouglas O.Scholten,CPA Come Experience AMERICAS FASTEST REFUNDS and Our 40+ Years Preparing TaxReturnsGRANDOPENING!Send a friend, get $50! Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338Sour Orange FestivalFebruary 11,2012 8 AM 4 PMRed Barn Road Lakeport,FLAdmission is Free Music by Bill Durrance50 s 60 s 70 s Rock N RollSeating is limited please bring your lawn chairs! Carnival Rides All Day! For Vendor information please call (863)227-1074 All other information call (863)532-8314 Come and try our Great Sour Orange Pie Browse the Vendors Lots of FoodParking $1 Donation 3 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012 County Agri-Civic Center has bats Weather forecast for Okeechobee County from the National Weather ServiceLocal ForecastWednesday: Patchy fog before 7 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 81. East southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Extended ForecastThursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind around 5 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. East wind around 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast The YMCA will offer affordable care March 19-23 and other week days during the school year when school is not in session. The program will be at Okeechobee Achievement Academy (formerly New Endeavor), 575 S.W. 28th Street. Call to RSVP 863-484-0202. If space is available, students may also be registered at the site. Parents are encouraged to RSVP in advance as space is limited. Cost is $19 per child per day, or $14 per day if the child is on the free or reduced price lunch program. There is a $5 discount for additional siblings. The YMCA ran a summer camp program for the last two years and the parents asked for this much needed service during the school year. The program is supported in part by the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee. Up to 100 children can come to the Y program on days out of school. The children will participate in arts and crafts, sports, nature exploration, innovative learning programs, swimming, outdoor games, eld trips, and the Y’s You Matter program. Children will be supervised by Okeechobee School District Teachers and Y Summer Camp Director Trish Jennings as well as other certi ed YMCA Staff. All Y staff are highly trained, background checked, and have passed drug testing. YMCA has ‘school’s out’ program OCRA baseball/softball signups startOCRA signups will be held the rst three Saturdays in February, on Feb. 4, 11 and 18, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the score tower at the sports complex. Boys ages 4 thru 14 and girls ages 4 thru 15 are eligible to sign up. You will need to bring a COPY of the child’s birth certi cate and a $60 registration fee. Sign up early. OCRA is expecting a larger number of children this year. Enrollment will be closed after the last sign up day. Questions, call 863-634-0515.

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OHS athletics & grades I was told last night that the softball t eam lost two players due to grades. In the past regime, the coaches monitored players’ grades year round and required mandatory t utoring if they had less than a 3.0 GPA. That t utoring program might be something worth c onsidering for all athletic programs. I like t he idea of monitoring a child’s academic progress by a coaching staff.  Recently, the talk is all about the grade t he school received and that is very import ant for our school to achieve an ‘A,’ but my c oncern now is about the athletic department. What can the staff do beyond coaching to encourage these young athletes to excel? The main solution and priority should b e to assist these great students to acquire s cholarships. OHS has lost good promising s tudents/athletes due to the belief that there is a lack of interest in them beyond the 12th grade and these student athletes desire an education beyond the 12th grade. Please s taff, do right by these struggling athletes and work towards securing a bright future for our OHS athletes.  Athletes know exactly what is required t o play—a 2.0 GPA which is barely a C. It is the parents’ and player’s responsibility t o make sure they meet that requirement. Parents can monitor their child’s progress in s chool 24 hours a day online through Skyw ard. You can check individual grades for all assignments, quizzes and tests. You can c heck to see if your child has been tardy or missed any classes or assignments. Everyt hing pertaining to your child’s academics is t here for you to see. I check in on my child EVERY DAY even though she is a straight A student. This is called being involved in y our child’s education. Blaming the coach b ecause your child is failing is ridiculous. Each class has a guidance counselor to recognize and get individual students the help t hey need. They WANT students to pass and achieve. But is still the parent’s role to superv ise and guide their children. Unfortunately, t he common opinion in this day and age is it’s always somebody else’s fault.  Grades are the responsibility of the student and parent! No teacher or coach is responsible to make sure a student athlete is at a 2.0 for goodness sakes...and by the time they are a senior if they don’t know they need a 2.0 then they are not going to graduate either. The coach is there to enforce the requirement set by FHSAA. Sports are not a right, they are a reward for those students who choose to follow the rules. I have been watching all sports at the high school for many years and have watched a lot of crazy things happen. Just like football or any other sport: if you want a stake in the process get out there and get involved. Put your blood, sweat and time in! See it from their side of the fence.  Teachers and coaches bear no responsibility in a student’s grades, it’s all on the parent and student? Really? Coaches are there only to enforce rules and should not help monitor student/athletes grades to help them push forward to a higher education? PLEASE! Is this a corrections facility or a high school? How about this concept? School employees, families, and community in a team effort to help our children succeed, both on and off the eld. How about having compassion for these kids and do not strike them down, as they do not all have equally structured environments at home?  Seems the Athletics and Academics are related. Okeechobee is 54th in education and last in the football athletic conference.Video games and learning Our granddaughter who was going into the fth grade will be in public school this year. She was tested and we just got back the results. She scored junior in college in reading and reading comprehension. She scored eighth grade or above in all other things with the exception of math and language expression. On those she scored sixth grade sixth month. Just letting all know that homeschooling does give the student a chance to excel instead of being held to the average of the class. Also I believe that playing some of the computer games she plays like World of Warcraft has helped her to be able to read and understand on the level of an adult because they are adult games and she has been playing them since she was in the third grade. To bad someone can’t come up with a game like WOW that involves math and science.  Have you ever looked to see how much math is actually involved in WoW? Those kids can deal with percentages and exchange rates like no one’s business. Poker tournament a successThe Dr. Fred Brown Memorial Scholarship Poker Tournament that took place on Jan. 18, at the Speckled Perch Steak House, was a great success. The purpose of the tournament was to raise money for the scholarship fund that will bene t high school students with goals of pursuing a career in the medical/health sciences eld. The support from the community is immensely appreciated by the family of Dr. Fred Brown. It was truly special to see one of his favorite past times enjoyed so much by so many people in an effort to support education. An event as touching and supported as this one cannot go without recognizing the following people and businesses for their dedication and support: The Speckled Perch Steakhouse, Mark and Jenny Ward and family, Platt Chiropractic, Walpole Inc., Don’s Appliances, Morgan’s Furniture, 1 Stop Party Shop, Seth and Megan Louthan, Lorene Gopher and family, Lakeshore Marine, CVS Pharmacy, Cowboys BBQ and Steak Company, Mama Flegos Italian Restaurant, Okeechobee Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Flower Petals, Newman Air Conditioning, Tenniswood and Associates, Everglades Pediatric Dentistry, Executive Hair Design, Lunker’s Sports Bar and Grill, Bill’s Mini Mart, Highland Pest Control, David and Anita Nunez and family, Glades Gas Company, David and Pam Williams and family, Doug Vest and Rhonda Altman. We all appreciate Dr. Brown for his 30+ years of dedicated, compassionate care to Okeechobee’s families. He had a love for children, raising ve of his own, caring for hundreds of others, and making each one feel loved as if they were his. The memories live on within us. If you have questions or would like to donate to the scholarship fund you may contact 772-285-9914. Russ BrownHospital appreciatedYou probably already know this, but I was to reaf rm what a great community asse t you have in Raulerson Memorial Hospital! And what terri c physicians are the grea t pair of Garcia and Garcia! Little did I know when I traveled from Orlando to Okeechobee the day befor e Thanksgiving that I would be in need o f minor emergency surgery. Dr. Manny Garcia and Dr. Trinny Garcia were so gracious to see me right away on Thanksgiving Eve. Their diagnostic and procedural care was accompanied by great compassion -always good medicine. The men and women at the hospital, on the night of a major holiday, could no t have been kinder to me. I never felt rushed or concerned in any way. I wish I could remember all their names. I’m sending a BIG THANK YOU to all o f you for your wonderful care and attention. Warmest regards, Barbara Larson StuartThe 1,000 years planIt seems a long time ago when on Jan. 20, 1942, the meeting was held at the Wannssee Vila in Germany to make the arrangements for the nal solution or the plan to exterminate all Jews from Europe and Asia. The 1,000 years plan was discussed with the purpose to determine who was a Je w and how to exterminate them. Some of th e methods discussed were shooting, gassing, or sterilization including their internment in slave labor camps where Jews were forced to work until death. By mandate all schools must teach about the Holocaust—the importance for us is to recall this meeting. It’s because the NAZIs did kill 11,000,000 persons besides the 6,000,000 Jews. Although the topics have to be discussed with caution, it is important that new generations kno w what happened. Schools in Florida must recall that on Jan. 20, 2012, 70 years ago, th e fate of the Jewish populations of Europe and East Asia was discussed. Mrs. Ana Vazquez Okeechobee Wednesday, February 1, 2012 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! Dr. Fred Brown

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012 ran out,” stated Detective Morrison. She said Belcher apparently is addicted to pain medications brought about by prior injuries. Belcher, continued the detective, was arrested Oct. 12, 2011, in Alachua County for resisting a law enforcement of cer and the disposition of that case is pending. She said he also has multiple felony arrests in Ohio and that a warrant has been issued for Belcher’s arrest, but they will not extradite. The detective stated that OCSO Deputy Troy Garrison took the initial complaint in this case on Jan. 24. The victim reportedly told him that his card was misplaced or stolen in December of 2011 so he got a replacement card. He went on to tell the deputy that his bank contacted him a couple of days later and told him that his card had been captured in an ATM machine. The card was captured by the machine when someone apparently tried to use it without knowing the personal identi cation number (PIN) to the card. The victim took possession of that card until he had received his new card. On or about Jan. 24 the victim’s new card went missing and when he went to cancel the card he learned that it had been used in several transactions. Detective Morrison stated in her report that she went to each business where the card had been used and each time she received the same description: a while male with dark brown hair; two teardrop tattoos by his left eye; many other tattoos; and, scars on his face. She added that she saw surveillance video from a local convenience store showing a man matching that description using the stolen debit card. “His face could be seen with the tattoos— along with multiple tattoos on the arm, bac k of the neck and shoulders,” stated the investigator. The OCSO detective went on to state that Belcher made several other attempts to use the card but those were denied. “There could be more that have not processed through the bank yet,” she added. Detective Morrison indicated that her investigation is continuing. BELCHERContinued From Page 1 She said Mr. Carney tried to scoop out the pickle with his nger but it did no good. Then, the white OCSO cruiser with the big gold star on the side arrived and Deputy Pollock stepped in to help. Mr. Carney was holding his son in an upright position and tapping the child on the back. By the time the deputy arrived the child was gasping for breath and turning pale. The deputy then told the father to give him the child. Deputy Pollock, 43, laid the child face down in his arms with the toddler’s chest in his hands. He tilted Nathaniel’s head downward toward the ground and slapped him four times in a downward motion between the shoulder blades. On that last slap, or about 15 seconds after he took the child, Nathaniel spit out the pickle. Almost immediately his color came back and he was breathing ne. “He was a happy, go lucky little kid,” said Deputy Pollock, who said what he did was no big deal. “I wouldn’t have even typed a report because it was no big deal to me, but my corporal (Corporal Donald Ellis) made me.” EMS personnel arrived just minutes after the deputy. They checked Nathaniel then let him return to his family. After everyone had calmed down, Deputy Pollock showed Nathaniel’s parents— George and Caitlin Wolf—how to do what he had just done. “I just did it the way my training told us to do on a small child,” said the Indiantown native and soldier who served two tours in Afghanistan. “He was just too small to do the Heimlich maneuver—you could brea k the sternum.” “Steve is one of our seasoned of cers. We never have had any negative things said about him,” said OCSO Major Noel Stephen. “He makes the sheriff (Paul May) and I extremely proud—as we are of all of our ofcers.” Maj. Stephen went on to say if not for Deputy Pollock’s quick action “without a doubt, I don’t think that child would have survived.” Deputy Pollock joined the OCSO in January of 2008. He served in the military for over 24 years and was a member of the militar y police with the U.S. Army National Guard. Maj. Stephen went on to say that the department strives to keep their deputies updated on their medical training because “... 98 percent of the time we’re the rst public responder on the scene.” And although Nathaniel is too young to realize what happened Sunday afternoon, his family isn’t. “I’m very thankful for that cop,” said Ms. Carney. “He saved my nephew’s life.” PICKLEContinued From Page 1 State and local dignitaries have been inv ited to participate in the re-dedication of the Battle of Okeechobee Monument at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Battle of Okeechobee Historic State Park. Former State Representative Richard Machek, who sponsored the legislation to purchase the 145 acres of the battle eld for the Park will speak. Senator Marco Rubio is sending his representative, Greg Langowski. Greetings are expected from former Gov. Jeb Bush and Congressman Tom Rooney. Willie Johns, Seminole Tribal Historian’ will introduce Chairman J ames Billie. Elizabeth Gentry Sayad, the great-great granddaughter of Col. Richard Gentry will be here from St. Louis, Mo. She w as a little girl when she unveiled the “marker” when it was placed along the roadside of U.S. 441 in 1939. The Gentry family gave the ‘marker’ to honor those killed in the Christmas Day Battle of Okeechobee. DAR, Seminole and Cora Stickney Harper Chapters dedicated it when it was installed. The re-dedication will celebrate the placing of the monument within the State Park as the rst permanent installation there. It w ill signal future development so that the site plans can be activated and it can be open for public use more than the few days for the Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment w eekend. The Okeechobee High School J ROTC Color Guard will present the colors. Devon Jones, Okeechobee High School Band Member will play Taps. Three DAR Chapters have cooperated to make this day possible. Okeechobee Chapter (formed 1995), joined with Seminole of W est Palm Beach and Cora Stickney Harper of Ft. Pierce, working to obtain permissions and permits, to plan and invite the community to join in this happy event. Historic battle monument re-dedication is Saturday By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The owner of a local RV park, who was already on probation, has been arrested on a felony drug charge and is being held in the Okeechobee County J ail on a $50,000 bond. James Henry Stephenson, 63, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 31, on a felony charge of obtaining a prescription by fraud by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force. The detective corroborated that Stephenson is the owner of Jim’s Place Park on S.R. 78 W. The reason why Stephenson’s bond was set so high is that he was arrested in April of 2011 on a charge of obtaining a prescription by fraud. Then on Aug. 23, 2011, he went before Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger w ho withheld adjudication and placed Stephenson on 18 months probation. Stephenson was originally arrested on 12 counts, but the state only led on one of those counts and Stephenson then entered a plea to that one count. According to an arrest report by the task force detective Stephenson has been seeing two different local doctors and neither of them knew that he was seeing the other doctor, or that he was receiving similar medications. On Oct. 1, 2011, Stephenson reportedly received 240 oxycodone tablets from one of the doctors. Then, 10 days later, the second doctor issued him a prescription for 15 hydrocodone (lortab) pills. Stephenson then returned to the rst doctor on Nov. 1, 2011, and was given a script for an additional 240 oxycodone pills, stated the report. In a 30-day period, continued the report, Stephenson received 495 of the same or like controlled substances from the two doctors. The detective went on to state that while Stephenson had signed a contract with the rst doctor on Feb. 8, 2011, there were no notes on that contract that he was seeing a second doctor or that he was receiving similar medications. Stephenson was arrested shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday as he was walking out of a local pharmacy, stated the detective’s report. Task force arrests RV park owner James H. Stephenson Okeechobee News/ File photoRe-enactors will dress in period costume and set up camps for the Battle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment this weekend. On Saturday, the re-dedication of the Battle of Okeechobee monument will be at 11 a.m. The battle re-enactment will be at 2 p.m. American Red Cross offers health and safety classesThe Okeechobee County Branch of ce of the American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Avenue, will offer the following health and safety courses in February:  Adult First Aid/CRR/AED, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED, Feb. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Adult CPR/AED, Feb. 21, 6 to 9 p.m.  Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, Feb. 21 and 23, 6 to 9 p.m  Pediatric CPR/AED, Feb. 22 and 23, 6 to 9 p.m.  First Aid, Feb. 23, 6 to 9 p.m. To register for a class or nd another class in your area, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/takeaclass. Advance Registration Required. Courses, times and locations subject to change.

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Library presents Broadway programsIan R. B. Nairnsey is presenting a series of talks in February on “Broadway Musicals Decade by Decade.” The programs are held on Wednesdays at noon at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Admission is free. The Feb. 1 program covers the 1980s and 1990s. Those attending are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. The programs last about 75 minutes and are illustrated w ith slides and musical selections.Cypress Eagles to host dinner nightThursday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. the Cypress Hut Eagles will be having a Lasagna Dinner. $6 per dinner. Public Welcome. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund.Cypress Eagles to host dinner nightFriday, Feb. 3 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., the Cypress Hut Eagles, will be serving Steak $12, Fish $8 or Shrimp $12 dinners. Music By: Lisa Riley All proceed go to Community Charity Fund. Public is welcome.Eagles North to host Friday Steak NightCome hungry to the Friday Steak Night on Friday, Feb. 3, starting at 5:30 p.m., 9985 Hwy 441 North. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy music by the Awesome Al Jones. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.Church has movie nightLife Community Church, 701 S. Parrott A ve., will have their free family movie night, Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. The movie “Courageous” by the creators of “Fireproof” is a heartfelt, story of four men with the calling to serve and protect. As law enforcement of cers they will face the challenges of fatherhood with hope and courage in a Godhonoring way. The public is invited. V audeville Bunch show plannedThe Okeechobee Vaudeville Bunch will hold a music and comedy show at the Okeechobee Moose Lodge NW 36th Street Saturday Feb. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The kitchen will be open for those who wish to purchase food.Cypress Eagles to host dinner nightSaturday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. the Cypress Hut Eagles will be having their Feb. Birthday Bash! Gator & Shrimp Baskets $6. Music by Cowboy Karaoke. Public Welcome. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund.Eagles North to host card BINGOJoin Eagles North and bring your friends for Card Bingo on Saturday, Feb. 4 beginning at 4 p.m., 9985 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee. Proceeds to bene t community bene t fund for FOE 4137.Chevy pro night at Gilbert ChevroletMeet the Chevy Pro Anglers at Gilbert’s Chevy Pro Night on Feb. 4 Come out and experience the Chevy Boat Simulator, FLW Casting Game, and FLW giveaways. Cowboys BBQ and Steak Co. will be catering this event. Event begins at 3 until 5 p.m. OHS Int’l Club to host bene t yard saleThe OHS International Club will be hosting a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 7-11:30 a.m., in the Mid Florida Hardware parking lot on 441 S. Please come out and help the students raise funds for their upcoming trip to England.Knights of Columbus hold dinners in BHRThe Knights of Columbus of St. Theresa Catholic Church, at Hwy. 78 W. and Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge, are holding a chicken dinner on Saturday, Feb. 4 All meals include a dessert and choice of beverage. Dinner served from 4:30–6:30 p.m. (takeout is available). Donation of $8, adults, and $3 children. Proceeds will go to church projects.Rock-O author appearance at the LibraryJerry Ferrara, author of the “Rock-O File” book will be at the local library for a book signing event on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. A guest appearance by Rock-O himself is also possible. Community News in Brief 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Donald Andrew Hoecherl Sr., 93OKEECHOBEE — Donald Andrew Hoecherl, Sr., age 93, beloved husband of Catherine (Fitzpatrick) Hoecherl for over 70 years, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at the Hamrick Home. Born in Lisbon, N.D., on Dec. 31, 1918, to the late Frank X. and Catherine (Augustine) Haecherl, he had been a resident of Okeechobee for 28 years. Prior to that time, he resided in Miami for 45 years. Donald served during WW II in the United States Navy. He served in both the Atlantic and Paci c Theater and participated in the Invasion of Salerno and Invasion of Algiers. His ship, SS Catamount, LSD, was in the Bay of Japan the day the Japanese surrendered. Following his military service, he was self-employed as a painting contractor for 42 years. He was a member of the Elks, where he was Past Exalted Ruler. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. His interests included shing, golf and family. He was a life long learner and a mentor to all. He was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be remembered by all his friends and family for his generosity of time and spirit. He was truly the anchor of his family’s ship. He will be greatly missed by all, especially by his daughter Carolyn (Nick) Reising of West Palm Beach; sons, Dr. Donald A. Hoecherl Jr. and Karen of Miami, Major Dennis M. (Deborah) Hoecherl of Bartow; grandchildren, Karen (Chris) Bottiglieri Nicholas J. (Lisa) Reising Jr., Matthew Reising, David Hoecherl and Denise Hoecherl, Kimberly Cohn; great-grandchildren, Kaylyn and Christian (CJ) Bottiglieri, Derek Hoecherl, and Nicholas and Loren Reising. He is also survived by his brother, Joseph Haecherl; and sisters, Virginia Nohr and Frances Hall. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Theresa Catholic Church, 1027 Chobee Loop, BHR, Okeechobee. Burial will be at a future date in Lisbon, N.D. In lieu of owers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Okeechobee, P. O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973 or St Theresa of the Child Jesus Mission. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.George Daniel Siehl, II, 95OKEECHOBEE — George D. Siehl II, passed away Jan. 27, 2012 in Okeechobee. He was born Dec. 22, 1917 in Meyersdale, Pa., to Lawrence H. and Ida G. Leighty Siehl. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the West Virginia University and Potomac State and Master’s degree from West Virginia University. Mr. Siehl proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War. He earned man y awards including a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Presidential Citation and several Korean Service Medals. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion, United Methodist Men, West Virginia Fireman’s Association and West Virginia Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. He was an author, 4-H leader, had radio talk shows, public speaker, photographer, ecologist and performed vaudeville and clown shows. He was retired after 32 years from the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Agent in West Virginia. Mr. Siehl was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Elizabeth Lewis Siehl. He is survived by his sons, Larry Lee (Eileen Mayer) of Lake Worth, Florida and Charles R. o f Denver, Colorado; grandson, Aubrey Lee of Indianapolis, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Justin, Jessica and Emalee; extended family and a host of friends from around the world. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Simpson and Pastor Jim Dawson of First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee of ciating. Interment will follow with militar y honors at Evergreen Cemetery. 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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Port St. Lucie man was airlifted to a Fort Pierce Hospital after he reportedly crashed his motorcycle while trying to do a wheelie on an Okeechobee County road. Timothy J. Towsand, 43, was listed in serious condition at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center after he crashed his 2006 Suzuki GSX 1000 R motorcycle Saturday, Jan. 28, stated a report by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper T.D. Burk. The accident occurred at 4:13 p.m. on N.W. 240th St, just west of U.S. 441 N. Also injured was a passenger on the motorcycle Frances L. Seadon, 31, of Port St. Lucie. The trooper’s report said Ms. Seadon suffered only minor injuries and was not transported to a hospital. According to the trooper’s report Mr. Towsand was westbound in the eastbound lane of N.W. 240th when he stood his motorcycle up on the rear wheel then lost control and landed on the right side of the bike. Mr. Towsand and Ms. Seadon were both thrown from the motorcycle. Mr. Towsand’s head struck the pavement and, according to the report, he was not wearing a helmet. Ms. Seadon was found lying on her back on the shoulder of the road. Damage to the motorcycle was estimated to be $4,000. Trooper Burk’s report indicated that the accident was not alcohol related. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Check our web site for information & directions VERO BEACH Over 80 Vendors!Plants, Flowers, Trees, Pottery, Furniture, Fountains, Decorative Items, Youth Activities “Ask the Experts”Starts on the even hour each day of the event Saturday, Feb. 4, 9am-5pm Sunday, Feb. 5, 9am-4pm Free Admission! 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Off SR 60, Beachside in Riverside Park & direction s day of the even t Rain or Shine Bring your Wagon 7 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012 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).  Samantha Nichole Jewell, 20, N.E. 128th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 27 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her w ith giving false information to a pawnbroker. Her bond was set at $2,500.  Mitchell Ray Hat eld, 22, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 27 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with giving false information to a pawnbroker and dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $12,500.  Samuel Hendricks, 22, Elm Street, Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Jan. 27 by Deputy J ustin Akins on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond w as set at $5,500.  Gerardo Ramirez, 42, N.E. 207th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 27 by Deputy Joe Gracie on charges of driving under the in uence and no valid driver’s license. His bond was set at $1,000.  Bryan Leejean Walburn, 18, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 28 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held w ithout bond.  Kyle Patrick Johnson, 26, was arrested J an. 28 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on a DOC w arrant charging him with amended violation of probation battery on detention or commitment facility staff. He is being held w ithout bond.  Henry L. Story, 32, N.W. 20th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 28 by Deputy Justin Akins on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of cer w ith violence. He is being held without bond.  Glenda Faye Brittelli, 49, S.E. 18th Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 29 by Deputy Stephen Pollock on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging her with failure to appear driving under the in uence. She is being held without bond.  Victor Manuel Pineda, 17, S.W. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 29 by Deputy Heath Hughes on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond. PSL man injured in Saturday motorcycle crash By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An inmate at the Okeechobee County Jail was arrested on a felony theft charge when he was accused of stealing a 3-ton air conditioning unit prior to his being jailed on unrelated charges. Miguel Alan Rodrigues, 26, S.E. 36th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 28, on a felony charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $5,000. Jail records indicate that Rodrigues was arrested Jan. 26 for violation of probation driving under the in uence and violation of probation battery. He is being held without bond on those charges. An arrest report by Deputy Yamil Astacio, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that Rodrigues and another man reportedly took the AC unit from a mobile home that was being remodeled. The unit was valued at $1,500 by the owner of the mobile home. According to the deputy’s report two men, using a borrowed pickup truck, drove up to the mobile home around 11 a.m. on Jan. 20 and removed the air conditioner. Deputy Astacio’s report indicated that the air conditioner had been taken apart and was going to be sold for scrap to a recycling center. The other suspect in the theft has not yet been identi ed, stated the deputy’s report. Area man charged in AC theft Miguel A. Rodrigues  Jose Rolgelo Gonzales, 43, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 29 by Deputy Howard Pickering on a charge of battery on a law enforcement of cer. His bond was set at $5,000.  Luis Diaz, 24, Lakeview St., Lake Placid, was arrested Jan. 29 by Of cer Chad Troutman on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $2,500.  Augustin Diaz, 32, N.W. 240th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 30 by Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas on a charge of driving under the in uence and driving while license suspended with knowledge. His bond was set at $1,000.  Tiffany Adams, 25, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 30 by Deputy Greg Popovich on a Hillsborough County warrant charging her with violation of probation grand theft (six counts). She is being held without bond.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. Okeechobee Arrest Report

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Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott A ve., will have their FREE family movie night, Friday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. The movie “COURAGEOUS” by the creators of “Fireproof” is a heartfelt, story of four men with the calling to serve and protect. As law enforcement of cers they will face the challenges of fatherhood with hope and courage in a Godhonoring way. The public is invited. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee Church of God 301 NE 4th Ave., Okeechobee (Behind McDonalds on Hwy. 70. Trust Promotions presents the annual Anniversary concert for Okeechobee’s Trust Quartet. Everyone is invited to join Trust Quartet in celebrating their 18th anniversary in concert with special guests, Simple Faith Trio from St. Petersburg and Gulf State Quartet from Wauchula, for a full evening of fun and enjoyment as three groups perform their rst ever “popcorn” style concert in Okeechobee. All groups on stage popping up in a one-song rotation, along with other surprises continuing for 2-1/2 hours, followed by fellowship and refreshments provided by Trust Quartet. A $6 donation is requested at the door and a love offering will be received. For more information, please call 863-634-8793 or 863610-1581. Church of the Nazarene, 425 SW 28th St., Okeechobee will host Christian singer/ songwriter Stephen Hill in concert on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. Stephen Hill is best known for his appearances on the Gaither Homecoming TV series and sings from the heart about issues that confront us all. For more information, please call 863-763-7113. Living Word of Faith 1902 S. Parrott A venue, will host gospel singers Ron and Sharon Frazier on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. There is no charge. Everyone is welcome. Northside Baptist Church, 51 NW 98th St, will host Forgiven, a Southern-Gospel trio from Lawrenceburg, Ind., Sunday, Feb. 5, at 10:45 a.m. Cloid Baker, formerly with the Bill Gaither Trio, and his wife, Debbie, formerly with the Weatherford’s, have been singing together for over 40 years. Brian Worley, from Florence, KY, joins them singing tenor. A love offering will be taken. Come and fellowship with us at an old-fashioned Southern Baptist church! The Perrys will appear in concert on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene at 425 S.W. 28th Street. A love offering will be taken. For more information, call 863-763-7113. Ministers of area churches and ministries are invited to join the Okeechobee Ministerial Association on the second Wednesday of every month at noon at The Lodge Restaurant. The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W. 24 Ave., is hosting weekly “growth groups” on Wednesday night. Each group will focus on a different area of need as well as interactive Bible studies; such as, Financial Freedom, Fit for a King (weight loss group), Men’s Bible Study, Single Women’s Group. Meet in the main sanctuary at 7 p.m. and be dismissed to the group of their choice. For information, call the church of ce at 863-357-4418. Everyone welcome. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 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. 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, do-bro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! New St. Stephen AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church is in the process of building a new sanctuary at 1050 N.E. 16th Avenue. The church is seeking both monetary donations and donations of equipment and supplies. Items sought include a sound system, landscaping, folding tables, of ce chairs, a fax machine, a refrigerator, computers, le cabinets, industrial cleaning supplies, tents and a copying machine. The mailing address is P.O. Box 836, Okeechobee, FL. 34973. For more information, contact Rev. Pauline Livatt at 305-389-1280, Tony Delagall of the Building Committee at 863801-1716 or treasurer Willie Welch at 863697-697-8924. On Feb. 11, the dining hall of Church of Our Saviour at 200 N.W. 3rd St. will be transformed into a tropical paradise. The theme of this event is “Island Thyme.” The menu has been developed by none other than Kaye Mueller and Pam Rogers of “Nibbles and Bits” catering of Nashville, Tenn. (Perhaps you have read articles extolling their talents in Southern Living and Southern Accent?) Entertainment will be provided by the Chobee Steelers. Tickets are available for $10 per person with door prizes. Tickets may be purchased at the Church of ce. For additional information please call the church of ce at 863-763-4843 or Francee Malone at 863-357-1713.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com. Okeechobee Churches plan gospel concerts 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. 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Call us for a free quote. 8 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012 Free tax preparation and e- ling help offeredTaxaide volunteers will begin on Feb. 6, at the American Legion, 501 SE 2nd Street, Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Must bring photo ID, SS cards for dependents, last year’s return and all 2011 nancial statements. No appointment is necessary. First come, rst served. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. Please DO NOT call the American Legion. For more information, please call 863-357-1694 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.Hospice to host yard saleHospice of Okeechobee’s yard sales in February will be Wednesday, Feb. 8 and Thursday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Thursday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. until noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of SE 4th Street and SE 3rd Ave. Donations are accepted Monday thru Friday 8am to noon. For information call 863-467-2321 or see our web page www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click on Events tab. Share your news and photos for this column by email to okeenews @ newsza p .comPlaces ofWorship

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The Okeechobee Health Care Facility recently honored the 2011 Employees of the Y ear. “Congratulations to you two young fellows on being voted as Co-Employees of the Y ear for 2011 of Okeechobee Health Care Facility,” Administrator Andrew R. McKillop said as he presented them with their awards. The Employee of the year is voted on from the 12 Employees-of-the-Month winners and this year there was a tie. Kyle Allen, has worked as a CNA for over a year and is attending Indian River State College where he is an honor student pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapy. Like his father who is the Director of Nurses, Kyle’s quiet, compassionate and thorough style and demeanor have been complimented regularly by his residents. Jeremy Hoglo has worked as a Dietary Shift Leader for several years, performing a v ariety of duties including supervisory, resident meal ticket data entry, line supervision and delivering of special orders where his smile and happy demeanor have endeared him to fellow staff members and residents alike. He is attending Florida Atlantic University where he is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering, and he and his wife, Kim, a fth-grade teacher at Osceola Middle School, are expecting their rst child in August. Mr. McKillop congratulated each of the w inners and stated, “It is because of employees like you that Okeechobee Health Care Facility enjoys a reputation of excellence of care and high ratings by state surveyors and federal agencies. Thank-you for a job well done and proving We Love to Care!” 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. 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 9 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Waste ManagementCotton candy for allWaste Management participated in the 2012 Health & Safety Expo on Saturday at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, educating attendees on the disposal of hazardous materials and recycling bene ts. Cotton candy cones were provided for all. Pictured are Drina Aguilar-3rd grade, Jannier Lafuente/ OHS Senior, Devin Harden-4th grade and Allison Chandler. OHCF announces 2011 Employees-of-the-Year Special to the Okeechobee News/ Anton Silva IIIKyle Allen (left) and Jeremy Hoglo (right) receive co-employees of the Year Awards for 2011.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EXPO ACTIVITIESpresented byMeet Pro Anglers Samples & Giveaways Free Admission Walmart Kids Zone Interactive Games www.facebook.com/flwfishing www.twitter.com/flwfishing www.flwoutdoors.com On Lake Okeechobee n n n n n n L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L a a a a a a a a a a k k k k k k k k k k k e e e e e e e e e e O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O k k k k k k k k k k e e e e e e e e e e e e e c c c c c c c h h h h h h h h h h h o o o o o o o b b b b b b b b b b b e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O n n n n n On Lake Okeechobee On Lake Okeechobee WALMART SUPERCENTERFLW EXPOOpen at Noon | Weigh-in at 4 PM daily | 1005 W Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FLFEB. 11 12 | SAT. & SUN. PRO DAY s ways ne n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n s s s Walmart Supercenter Sat. Feb 4 | 1-3 PM 1005 Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FL Meet the Pros Get Autographs & Photos Learn the Best Fishing Tips & Techniques 10 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSeminole Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Jan. 27: Jackie Pelayo, Jackeline Garza, Grace Lippman, James Thompson, Shaliyah Johnson Santos, Rosy Seca, Nathan Petit, Zackery Thompson, Fili Gomez, Shalondra Santos, Aaron Baltazar, Marselino Olvera-Olguin, Janelly Gomez, Clemente Baltazar, Sandy Leon, Lynden Mingo, Wilton Williams, Seth Barrett, Maria Sanchez-Virto, A’nyiah Baker, Stephanie Mondragon, Naila Roman, Florivella Gonzales, Theresa Ernest, Julie Garcia, Carol Marker and Francisco Valdez. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSouth Students of the MonthThese high soaring Eagles earned Student of the Month at South Elementary School for the Month of January. Congratulations goes to: Estrella Robles, Ally Popovich, Raphael Dumadag, Alison Denton, Marvin Roberts, Brice Anuez, Silvia Gomez, Marisol Denova, Alexis Childs, Kayla Vasquez, Ashley Phares, Roger Waugh, Faith Vest, Kendrick Forlifer, Irene Urvina, Alex Miller, Case Durrance, Veronica Windel, Juliett Navarro Nieto and Amy Trent. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCentral Students of the WeekCentral Elementary School is pleased to announce the names of Students of the Week for the week of Jan. 23-27 including: kindergarten, Symode Williams, Karter Ramirez, Alanah Tinajera, Penelope Van Eman, Christian Mederos, Tyrone Hayes; rst grade, Andres Gomez, Miguel Medrano, Zoyee Ramirez, Jessie Jones, Alexis Brandes, Zackary Rosemann, Janessa Whidden; second grade, Dalton Gilstrap, Emily Martinez, John Gaona, Isabela Calvillo, Sara Beth Haygood, Maddie Williams; third grade, Robby Rennie, Ke’vin Floyd, Aracely Cisneros, Cristopfer Gutierro, Christopher Tedder; fourth grade, Michael Betts, Joshua Rivera, Faviola Santibanes, David Adams, Ricky Vega and Kaleb Hyslope.

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Area residents can get the skills employers want in just a few months through Quick J ob Training at Indian River State College. The programs offer hands-on experience in a supportive learning environment that helps students succeed. Financial Aid is available for many programs for those who qualify. Programs include air conditioning/refrigeration, automotive technology, early childhood education, and security of cer training. The Commercial Vehicle Driving program combines classroom instruction with experience behind the wheel of a "big rig," preparing students for employment in a month. IRSC also offers a variety of health care training programs, preparing students for jobs in health care in about a year. The Dental Assisting program develops the full range of dental assisting skills for well-paid employment opportunities. Those who enjoy doing a variety of tasks will nd medical assisting an excellent career choice. Medical Assistants handle clinical, laboratory and administrative tasks and can be employed in a doctor's of ce, clinic and other health care setting. Becoming a Nursing Assistant is the rst step in a rewarding nursing career and there is a strong demand for both full-time and part-time nursing assistants in hospitals and other health care facilities. IRSC also offers a one-year Pharmacy Technician program for those who would like to work in a pharmacy. In addition to programs that develop indemand job skills, IRSC helps students prepare for job interviews. Free assistance with resume writing and interviewing skills is offered through the Career and Transition Center. A series of courses at the St. Lucie West Campus and Blackburn Educational Building in Fort Pierce help students stand out as job candidates. Topics include resume writing, interviewing skills, business writing and customer service. A list of the Quick Job Training courses may be found on the IRSC Home Page at www.irsc.edu, by clicking on the photo at the top labeled Quick Job Training. Additional short-term training programs are available throughout the next few months. Topics include Orientation to Quickbooks, Introduction to AutoCAD, Introduction to Early Childhood Education, A+ Certi cation, Digital Photography, Golf Operations, Life and Health Insurance, and Community Association Management. These courses are part of a "mini-mester" enabling students to earn more credits in less time. The shortened semester will be held at all ve Treasure Coast campuses. Students who wish to accelerate progress toward their degree or complete courses quickly should take advantage of the minimester. Subjects include Introduction to Accounting, Architectural Design, Life Science, AC Circuits, Electronic Devices, 3D Digital Animation, Medical Terminology, American History, Intermediate Algebra, and more. A new schedule of courses in Chinese will be offered at IRSC campuses in Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Stuart and St. Lucie West. Go to the IRSC Home Page and click on the Spotlight box for the entire list of courses. Treasure Coast residents who need to get their high school diploma can do so at IRSC locations throughout the area. The GED Program prepares students for the General Education Development High School Diplom a exam. Students in Adult High School earn credits toward a standard high school diploma. IRSC also offers instruction in English as a Second Language. To nd out more, call 1-866-792-4772. To nd out about nancial aid for quick job training programs, call Workforce Solutions at 1-866-482-4473 or visit: www.yourworkforcesolutions.com. Job training available at Indian River State College 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 11 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012 Okeechobee is the next stop on the list for the International Coin Collectors Association's world tour. During this event at the Holiday Inn Express, the ICCA will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silv er on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and re neries. This special event is free and open to the public. The ICCA will be in Okeechobee Feb. 7-11, at the Holiday Inn Express, 3101 U.S. Highway 441 S. Tuesday-Friday they will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday, they w ill be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ICCA spokesperson Dennis Couts said, "We hope to spend at least $200,000 while w e are in town by purchasing people's old coin collections, vintage bank notes and scrap gold, silver and diamonds. We buy a lot of class rings, mismatched earrings and broken necklaces. Just a small handful of gold can add up to hundreds of dollars very quickly. I encourage everyone to clean out their drawers, lock boxes and jewelry boxes, and bring their items to our show for a free evaluation and perhaps walk out a little richer!" Traveling from small towns to large cities, the ICCA hosts hundreds of events each y ear where local residents bring in their precious metals, diamonds and paper currency to earn extra cash. While meeting one-onone with each guest, the ICCA specialists review, research and evaluate the items and will make an offer to purchase all gold coins, silver coins made before 1970 and paper currency printed prior to 1934. The amount of the offer depends on the silver or gold content, the collectibility, the rarity and the condition of the items. If the price is right for you, ICCA will pay you on the spot with no hidden fees. Keep an open mind when going through your attic and closets because something invaluable to you could turn out to be a sure novelty piece. Whether you have an old pocket watch, a can of coins or a class ring from high school, ICCA will assess it and test it for free. Your "junk" could turn into your fortune! Parent company of the ICCA, THR & Associates has experienced explosive growth and accomplishment in the last few years. Traveling the world seeking precious metals, antiques, and collectibles, THR & Associates is headquartered in Spring eld, Ill. For more information or directions, please call 217-787-7767. International Coin Collectors A ssociation to host local event Special to the Okeechobee News/ Teresa ChandlerFirst 2012 Teen DanceThe B.R.A.T. teen dance on Jan. 21, hosted over 80 students. The students enjoyed music by DP Productions with “Mr. S,” hula hoop, limbo, smoothies, pizza and chips. The next dance will be Saturday, Feb. 11. Thank you to the following businesses who continue to support the program; Ding-A-Ling Deli, Dominos, Gordon & Donor, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Okeechobee City Police Dept., Okeechobee County School Board, WOKC and Okeechobee News.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Prices effective Thursday, February 2 through Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Only in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Monroe Counties. Any item carried by P ublix GreenWise Market will be at the Publix advertised sale price. Quantity rights reserved. Startyourparty here!Everything you need for game day, all in one place. The Ultimate Tailgate Party. Guaranteed to score. Visit theultimatetailgateparty.com for your next play. OFFICIAL SUPERMARKET OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS Publix Deli 20-Piece Hot & Spicy Wings . . .699Hot or Fresh Chilled, Hand Breaded or Non Breaded, Fried in Trans Fat Free Oil, From the Publix Deli, each box SAVE UP TO 1.90 20-Pack Assorted Coca-Cola Products . . . . . . . . . . . .59912-oz can SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE Rold Gold Pretzels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .M2500Assorted Varieties, 7 to 16-oz bag SAVE UP TO 1.58 ON 2 Wonder Hot Dog Buns . . . . . . . . .M1 mOr Hamburger Buns, 12-oz pkg. SAVE UP TO 2.59 18-Pack Assorted Michelob Beer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149912-oz can and/or bot. SAVE UP TO 3.00 12 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 DERMATOLOGY Protect the Health of Your Skin with Regular Exams byaDermatologistJonathanSanders,M.D.,J.D. 772.778.7782 863.467.9555www.TCDermatology.com RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Diagnosed with Cancer?Come talk to us....... Your path to recovery begins here.......One to One CareRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, Board Certi“ ed Radiation OncologistsBig Lake Cancer CenterA state of the art cancer care facility 1115 North Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee863.467.9500 FAMILY MEDICINE 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 OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME 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 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 Advertising in the Okeechobee 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 UROLOGY 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 Advertise in the Medical Directory Call 763-3134 today! 13 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012

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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 HEALTH HEALTHCARE GYNECOLOGIST 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 & Bradenton120 BEDSCaring for Those You Care About 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 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 is the key to a successful business!Call 763-3134 Today! SPINE SURGERY 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 The 2011 – 2012 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 14 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012

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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 *. LostLOST MALE FOXHOUND 68 W Area/Tri-Colored/Long Tail/Missing 3 bottom teeth. REWARD!!! Lover not Hunter! (863) 697-2153 or (772) 446-2247. Garage/ YardSales COMMUNITY SALE PALM VILLAGE RANCH SW 16TH ST. SAT., FEB. 4, 2012 7:00AM TO 2:00 PM PUBLIC WELCOME TOOLS,GLASSWARE, KNICK-KNACKS CLOTHING,FURNITURE. TOO MUCH TO LIST Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Garage/ YardSales Park Wide Yard Sale Old River Run RV Park Friday Feb., 3rd 8am till 2pm 9551 SW 40th Terrace Too Much to List. Taylor Creek Huge Yard Sale 2603 SE 30th St Feb. 3rd&4th 8:00am to 3:00 pm Baby,toys,household items,nice clothes and much more. DON’T MISS OUT!!! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time LOCAL DRIVERS (863) 763-5593or apply online www.walpoleinc.comWalpole, Inc. is looking for EOE/DFWP• Class A-CDL drivers • 2 years T/T experience • Clean MVR & PSP • Paid weekly • Excellent bene ts package BUSY CHILD CARE Center looking for self motivated Preschool Teacher offering full and/or part time positions. Must have experience and a level two background screen. Please call Debbie at 863-467-5588 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Employment Full Time DIESEL TECHNICIAN 269 NW 9th St. • Okeechobee Walpole, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced Diesal Technician for our Okeechobee terminal. APPLY IN PERSON (863) 763-5593 EOE/DFWP Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time COOK SUPERVISORImmediate opening at the Okeechobee Juvenile Facility. Institutional management, cooking and hands on experience preferred. Competitive Hourly Wage and bene ts. Must pass background check and pre-employment drug screen. Contact Bonnie 863-357-9922 (ask for kitchen) Email resumes to: dept1@ablmanagement.com-attn647 EOE Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time Sales Clerk *Stock Shelves, counters and tables with merchandise *Set up displays *Obtains Merchandise requested by customer *Clean shelves, counters and tables *Accepts payment and makes changes *Enforces age requirements for customers *Please Apply at: www.abcfws.com or at 601 E.N. Park ST. Okeechobee, FL 34972 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com AutomotiveWe pay cash for cars in ANY condition. No title needed. 863-268-JUNK. (863)268-5865 Health CareEGG DONOR-Loving couple seeks a caring female to give the gift of life, by becoming an EGG DONOR. Must be between the ages of 19-29 drug free and in good health.FINANCIAL COMPENSATION $6,000. Please contact Amy. (561)361-8980 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Antiques CO-OP ANTIQUES Antiques make great Valentines gifts, one of a kind, that last a life time. Many Primitives Just Arrived! 1214 SW 2nd AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN)Tue-Sat 10am-4pm Appliances Kenmore range stove white $249 OBO and a over the range microwave oven white $90 OBO in excellent conditions. -. (305)323-3682 or (772)285-7557 Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com FarmFeed/ Products Horse Hay 3 to Choose From Alfalfa, Timothy and Florakirk. 561-308-5338 Farm MiscellaneousCOW HAY ROUND BALES FOR SALE $40 Each. 863-634-9111 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments FEMALE STUDIO APT Furnished, Heat, & AC, cable and HS Internet incld. Private entrance. Wild country setting. $395/mo or $100/wk 863-763-0675 IN TOWN STUDIO APT nice area. Utilities included. $625/mo 1st & sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861 OKEE Huge, Clean, 2BR, 2BA, Nice area. Inside laundry. $650. month. First & Sec. End Unit. Call 772-215-0098 Condos/Townhouses Rent TAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo unfurnished on ground oor. Includes electric & water. $725 mo. 2 weeks FREE w/security deposit! Call 863-634-0663. 15 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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Condos/Townhouses Rent Newly Furnished 2 bdrm/1bath Townhome w/all amenities located in Kings Bay. Short or Long term rental, also 2 bdrm/1ba Duplex located to Courthouse, Lawn and Garbage included $450.00 moves you in. 1st mo. w/1 yr. Lease Call 863-634-8331 OKEE 1 br, furnished, Lease available. 1st, last & sec. (407)448-2495. Houses-Rent 3Bd/ 1Ba CBS Home Clean & Well Maintained New Tile Floors Quite dead-end street Asking $850 863-610-1980 David May Big Lake Real Estate A FFORDABLE New Houses. 3/1/1 for $900, 3/2 for $1000. Large yards. Bring pets. Call 561-723-2226. BASSWOOD 3br/2ba, 1 car garage, tile & carpet, split plan, dishwasher, W/D. $1000/ mo. (561) 307-2502 House for Rent 2874 NW 33rd Ave Basswood 3/2, Garage,big porch, fenced in,brand new house,good condition. $1,100 monthly, $800 security,renters application required 561-683-9754 OKEE 2/1, $459 mo. Beautiful ranch setting located 12 miles N.E. of town. Water, Lawn, pest, and trash incl. Pasture avail. Recently remodeled. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800. No Pets. OKEECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA Duplex, DW, W/D connector, C/A & heat, $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863) 763-4414 On Rim CanalDBWD Mobile Home. 3 BR/2BA. Lrg. Lot. $800 plus Elec. $500 sec. Lawn care, Water & garbage included. Call 863-697-0214. 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 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 Land-SaleOKEECHOBEE 5 Acres $1,000 down. Park your own trailer or house, owner nancing $49,000. 863-763-6358 Lots -Sale FOR SALE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT CLOSE TO BLUE HERRON IN BRENT WOOD ESTATES. LOT SIZE IS 0.65 ACRES HAS HOUSE PAD IN PLACE TO ACCOMADATE A 3500 SQ. FT. HOME WATER DEPOSIT PAID READY TO BUILD ON. $45,000 OR O.B.O. CALL CARL @ 863-634-8617 NICE 1/2 ACRE LOTS FOR SALE IN NEW AREA GREAT FOR INVESTMENT WILL CONSIDER OFFERS. CALL 863-634-7781 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome Rent 2Bedroom/ 1Bath Clean, includes lawn care & sewer. 25th St. in T.I. $550 monthly, $500 Dep. Call 863-467-1308 3/2 Furnished, Mint, Built in 05, Great Neighborhood, City Water. $695 a month. 1st and Last No Dogs Call 863-801-1739 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $495 mo. Large 3 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $600 mo. No pets. Yearly lease plus sec. (863)763-4031 For Rent 3/2 New Dble Wide, small pets ok, close to town located near the Ag Center. $700 monthly 1st and Security. Call 863-801-5449 MobileHomeSale 1568 SQ. FT. Dble/wide on 4 lots. Kissimmee River Estates, 2BR/2BA, Fully Furnished. $69,500 Call 765-978-0220 2005 44’x12’ Park Model 55+ park, all residential appliances with W/D., new skirting, non-smoker, water lter system. $6,750 obo Call Steve @(863)-634-6705 Back on the Market $25,000 2/2 Remodeled Double wide,City Water, Sewer and Great Neighborhood Call 863-801-1739 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, $70K O.B.O. 772-321-1835 or 772-664-6799. Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 From 499 mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 ext 210 PARK MODEL FOR SALE BIG O RV RESORT Over 55 Community Unit has attached screened lanai, total length 52 feet, 20 feet wide. Excellent Condition with a lot of extras. Site 119 on the canal Call 610-442-0223 SEMINOLE COVE 2BR, 2BA, 2 Car Carport & Florida Room. (863)467-0284 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs36.6’ Coachmen Santara, 49K miles, 1 slide, Dual Air, Tag Axle. Will Consider Trade for Buildable Lot. $18,500 Call 863-467-2550 Fifth Wheels2001 33 ft Sandpiper 1 slide out, queen size bed, laydown dinette, 2 chairs, laydown couch, plenty of closets, excellent condition like new. Can be seen at BHR Marina $9,000 Call 863-623-4171 Travel TrailersFor Sale By Owner 2005 32FT. WildWood Travel Trailer. Fully Self Contained,Super Slide Out,Bunk Beds,Sleeps 8 People. Will Deliver New Condition,Fully Loaded.$10,500 OBO Call 302-218-1818 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 9:00 a.m in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 408479 ON 2/1/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 12-001-SE, submitted by Robert P. Gent, Registered Agent, of the property owner, Okeechobee Asphalt & Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc., to allow permitted uses in excess of forty ve feet in height within an Industrial (IND) Zoning District (Ref. Code Book Section 90-343(8)). Property is located at 503 NW 9th Street, Legal: Lots 1 to 6 inclusive; less the South 20 feet of Lots 1 to 3; and Lots 7 to14 inclusive; the North 40 feet of Lot 15; the North 84.5 feet of Lots 17 to 21; and the alleyway lying between Lots 6 to 10 and Lots 17 to 21; all in Block 46; City of Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 12-001-SE 408955 ON 2/1,10/2012 PublicNotice PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 12-002-SE, submitted by Mr. William Berman, Registered Agent & President of United Feed Coop, Inc., property owner, to allow permitted uses in excess of 45 feet in height within an Industrial (IND) Zoning District (Ref. Code Book Section 90-343(8)). Property is located at 708 NW 2nd Avenue, Legal: All of Blocks 59 and 60, including the vacated alley in Blocks 59 and 60, and that part of NW 3rd Avenue bounded on the South by NW 7th Street and that part of NW 8th Street between NW 2nd Avenue and NW 4th Avenue, City of Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof as r ecorded in Plat Book 5 Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 12-002-SE 408645 ON 2/1,10/2012 PublicNotice STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its preparation of a draft permit for Milking R Dairy, to be issued to Milking R, Inc. The proposed permit authorizes the operation of the waste management system in accordance with the approved Nutrient Management Plan, which also limits the herd size and management practices. The permit will also provide coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as delegated to the state by the I.T.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The dairy is located at 6300 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The Department has assigned permit application le number FLA139076-004-IW4A, to the project. Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit of the Department or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Bradley Akers, FDEP Southeast District, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, in accordance with rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Administrative Code, The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Of ce within 30 days of publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information: (a) The commenter’s name, address, and telephone number, the applicant’s name and address, the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or proposed action was received; (c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the nal decision; (d) A statement or which rules or statutes require reversal or modi cation of the Department action or proposed action; and (e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting, However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested. If a public meeting is scheduled the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. If a public meeting is held any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the meeting on the Department proposed action. As a result of signi cant public comment the Department nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit. The permit application le and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal business ours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the DEP Southeast District of ce, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, Tel. (561) 681-6600. 408855 ON 2/1/2012 PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-234 GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISIONBIG O RV PARK ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for pro t corporation Plaintiff v. WALTER ROMANOWSKI, ET. AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 17, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-234 of the CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BIG 0 RV PARK ASSOCIATION, INC. is Plaintiff, and WALTER ROMANOWSKI and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WALTER ROMANOWSKI 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 beginning at 11:00am on the 29th day of February, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 270, BIG “0” R.V. PARK, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium dated July 25, 1986, and recorded in Of cial Record Book 279, Page 1844, as amended by Amendments to Condominium dated September 22, 1986 and recorded in Of cial Record Book 281, Page 1207, dated October 6, 1988 and recorded in Of cial Record Book 299, Page 253, dated January 12, 1989 and recorded in Of cial Record Book 301, Page 575, dated April 6, 1994 and recorded in Of cial Record 359, Page 271, all of Okeechobee County, Florida public records, and as led in Condominium Plat book 1, Pages 20 through 33, of the Okeechobee County, Florida public records, together with all of the appurtenances to the units (lots), including, but not limited to, all of the undivided shares in the common elements. 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 19th day of January, 2012. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Lynn Shain DEPUTY CLERK BECKER & POLIAKOFF, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff K. Joy Mattingly, Esq. Florida Bar #17391 Huntington Centre Corporate Park 2901 SW 149 Avenue, Suite 140 Miramar, FL 33027 (954) 985-4102 (954) 987-5940 FAX 408109 ON 1/25;2/1/2012 16 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 11-CP-34 IN RE: ESTATE OF EZRA L. MILLER, SR., Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The ancillary administration of the estate of Ezra L. Miller, Sr., deceased, whose date of death was April 25, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee Florida 34972. The names and IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012CP01 IN RE: ESTATE OF MELVIN A. TEETERS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Melvin A. Teeters, deceased, whose date of death was December 26, 2011, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 1873, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. The names and addresses of addresses of the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom a provision for full payment was made in the Order of Administration must le their claims with the court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is January 25, 2012. Person Representative: Joseph L. Miller 8196-B Old Route 12 Marion, IL 62959 Attorney for Person Giving Notice ELIZABETH A. MAXWELL Attorney for Joseph L. Miller Florida Bar No. 0720895 Maxwell & Maxwell, P.A. 405 NW Third Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: (863) 763-1119 Fax: (863) 763-1179 408388 ON 1/25;2/1/2012 the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is January 25, 2012. Personal Representative: Alice Rodberg 28706 Ealum Mill Road Red Level, Alabama 36474 Attorney for Personal Representative: William R. H. Broome Attorney for Alice Rodberg Florida Bar Number: 224022 Suite 207, Airport Professional Centre 2465 Mercer Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 689-5011 Fax: (561) 689-6820 E-Mail: bill@williambroome.net 408263 ON 1/25;2/1/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000548 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, VS. WESLEY ROSS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR AFS FINANCIAL ,INC; VANNESSA ROSS; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to. Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 10th day of January, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000548, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and or Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is the Plaintiff and WESLEY ROSS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR AFS FINANCIAL, INC. VANNESSA ROSS and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 8th day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 26 AND 27, BLOCK 6, ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLA T THEREOF RECORDED IN PLA T BOOK 3, PAGE 9 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. Dated this 11th day of January, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Law Of ces of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800-441-2438 407521 ON 1/18,25;2/1/2012 Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful!

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PublicNotice STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its preparation of a draft permit for P.W. Bishop Dairy, to be issued to P.W. Bishop Dairy, Inc. The proposed permit authorizes the operation of the waste management system in accordance with the approved Nutrient Management Plan, which also limits the herd size and management practices. The permit will also provide coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as delegated to the State by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The dairy is located at 12305 Highway 98 N, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The Department has assigned permit application le number FLA138908-003-1W4A to the project. Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit of the Department or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Bradley Akers, FDEP Southeast District, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, in accordance with rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Of ce within 30 days of publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information: (a) The commenter’s name, address, and telephone number, the applicant’s name and address, the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or proposed action was received; (c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the nal decision; (d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modi cation of the Department action or proposed action: and (e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore. written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested. If a public meeting is scheduled the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. If a public meeting is held any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the meeting on the Department proposed action. As a result of signi cant public comment the Department nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit. The permit application le and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the DEP Southeast District of ce, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, Tel. (561) 681-6600. 408963 ON 2/1/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000830 The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee, for the Certi cateholders CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certi cates, Series 2006-21 Plaintiff -VS.Jeffrey A. Butzin and Jillian M. Butzin, Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; 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 FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000830 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee, for the Certi cateholders CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certi cates, Series 2006-21, Plaintiff and Jeffrey A. Butzin and Jillian M. Butzin, Husband and 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 February 22, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 21, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A THROUGH D, INCLUSIVE, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS. 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 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 esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, Ilame 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 tande ou pale byen, rile 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida Lynn Shain 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 408107 ON 1/25; 2/1/2012 PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 2011-CA-304 JUDGE: LARRY SCHACK GULFSTREAM BUSINESS BANK, a Florida Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, v. OKEECHOBEE SURGICAL ASSOCIATES, INC., a Florida corporation, SURGERY CENTER OF OKEECHOBEE, INC., a Florida corporation, LESLIE BERGHASH, M.D., JOHN CHANG, M.D., MIGUEL ESPIRITU, M.D., MANUEL GARCIA, M.D., TRINIDAD GARCIA, M.D., RICHARD JAMES, M.D., ZAFAR KURESHI, M.D., JOHN LANZA, M.D, MARC LEVINE, M.D., DAVID SIGALOW, M.D., BRADFORD SLUTSKY, M.D., ROBERT STIEFEL, M.D., and BARBARA L. BROWN, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on January 15, 2012, in the cause pending in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, Civil Action Number: 2011-CA-304, the Clerk, Sharon Robertson, will sell the property situated in said County, more particularly described on Exhibit “A” attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference: Lots 1 through 26, inclusive, Block 74, Conners Highlands, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 21, Including all alleys, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Less and Except: Those portions of Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Block 74, Conner’s Highlands, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 21, including all alleys, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Being described as follows: Begin at the Southeast comer of said Lot 6; thence along the South line of said Lot 6, South 89 degrees 44’ 57” West, 3276 meters (10.75 feet); thence North 00 degrees, 08’ 04” West, 91.462 meters (300.07) feet to the North line of said Lot 1; thence along said North line North 89 degrees 44’ 35” East, 3.252 meters (10.67 feet) to the Northeast corner of said Lot 1; thence along the East line of said Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, South 00 degrees 08’ 58” East, 91.462 meters (300.07 feet) to the Point of Beginning. Also less and except: A portion of land lying in Lots 10 through 23 and an abandoned alley, Block 74, CONNORS HIGHLANDS, an addition to OKEECHOBEE, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 21, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Northwest Corner of Lot 16, Block 74, CONNORS HIGHLANDS, an addition to OKEECHOBEE as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 21, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence North 88 23’ 17” East along the North Line of said Block 74 for a distance of 308.00 feet thence South 01 32’ 30” East for a distance of 256.73 feet; thence South 88 24’ 46” West for a distance of 131.00 feet; thence North 70 42’ 24” West for a distance of 189.38 feet to a point on the West Line of Said Block 74; thence North 01 32’ 30” West along said West Line for a distance of 189.10 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH: b. Appurtenances. The bene t of all easements and other rights of any nature whatsoever, if any, appurtenant to the Land or the improvements, or both, the bene t of all rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, streets, alleys, passages, drainage rights, sewer rights, rights of ingress and egress to the Land and all adjoining property, and any improvements now or hereafter located thereon, water rights and powers, oil, gas, mineral and riparian rights, whether now existing or hereafter arising, together with the reversion or reversions, remainder or remainders, rents, issues, incomes and pro ts of any of the foregoing (the “Appurtenances”). c. Improvements. All buildings, structures, betterments and other improvements of any nature now or hereafter situated in whole or in part upon the Land or the Appurtenances, regardless of whether physically af xed thereto or severed or capable of severance therefrom (the “Improvements”). d. Tangible Property. All of Mortgagor’s right, title and interest, if any, in and to all xtures, equipment and tangible personal property of any nature whatsoever, that is now or hereafter (i) attached or af xed to the Land or the improvements, or. both, or (ii) situated upon or about the Land or the improvements, or both, regardless of whether physically af xed thereto or severed or capable of severance therefrom, or (iii) regardless of where situated, if used, usable or intended to be used in connection with any present or future use or operation of or upon the Land, the foregoing includes: all heating, air conditioning, lighting, incinerating and power equipment; all engines, compressors, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, conduits, wiring, and switchboards; all plumbing, lifting, cleaning, re prevention, re extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating, and communications apparatus; all boilers, furnaces, oil burners, vacuum cleaning systems, elevators and escalators; all stoves, ovens, ranges, disposal units, dishwashers, water heaters, exhaust systems, refrigerators, cabinets, and partitions; all rugs, draperies and carpets; all laundry equipment; all building materials; all furniture, furnishings, of ce equipment and of ce supplies; and all additions, accessions, renewals, replacements and substitutions of any or all of the foregoing. The items of property encumbered by this paragraph are jointly and severally called the “Tangible Property” in this Mortgage. Property address: 1655 Highway 441 North, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash at 11:00 o’clock A.M., on the 29th day of February, 2012, in The Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, located at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 20th day of January, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of Court Okeechobee County, Florida By: Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk ROBERT P. SUMMERS, ESQUIREMcCARTHY, SUMMERS, BOBKO,WOOD, NORMAN, BASS & TAYLOR, P.A.2400 S.E. Federal Highway, 4th Floor, Stuart, Florida 34994 (772) 286-1700 E-Mail: rps@mccarthysummers.com Attorneys for Plaintiff 408306 ON 2/1,8/2012 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNoticeNOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: C.B.R. Property Services Under which we expect to engage in business at: 12035 Hwy 441 SE In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Calvin Brian Rhoden Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 30th day of January, 2012. By: Calvin B. Rhoden 408866 ON 2/1/2012 PublicNoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2010-CA-000172 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, Plaintiff vs PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE: 2009-CA-745 JUDGE LARRY SCHACK RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, v. JAY T. HUFFMAN, AND 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 LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, and JOHN DOE n/k/a PATRICK SAYLOR and/or JANE DOE n/k/a LINDA 17 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012 SHAWN L. LEWIS; NICOLE L. LEWIS; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate or whose exact le g al status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order or Final Judgment entered in this cause on January 24, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 9 OF THE PINELANDS ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 35 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address 40301 NW 24th Drive Okeechobee, Florida 34972at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 a.m. on February 29, 2012. 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 WITH THE CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 25th day of January, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, P.A. Attorney at Law ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, ESQUIRE 6255 East Fowler Avenue Temple Terrace, FL 33617 Florida Bar #861472 813/980-6302 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. 408639 ON 2/1,8/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-290 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. EDUARDO J. CRUZ and MARY ELLEN CRUZ; Husband and Wife; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND JOHN DOE, AND/OR JANE DOE, AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment dated January 13, 2012, in Case Number 2011CA-290, in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and EDUARDO CRUZ and MARY ELLEN CRUZ, are the Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, SecIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000751 BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P. Plaintiff -VS.Andrew James Galletto and Sandra Elaine Galletto, Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; 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 FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000751 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P., Plaintiff and Andrew James Galletto and Sandra Elaine Galletto, Husband and 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 February 22, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 8, OF BLOCK 2, DIXIE RANCH ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, 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 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 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 esta noti caci6n 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 1)634 anyen pou ou jwen on seri de id. 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 pouou 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 tande ou pale byen, rile 711.SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida Lynn Shain 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 408153 ON 1/25;2/1/2012 ond Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 a.m., on February 22, 2012, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 11, run South 0032’ West a distance of 726 feet; thence North 8940’ West a distance of 330 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South 0032’ West a distance of 660 feet; thence North 8940’ West a distance of 330 feet; thence North 0032’ East a distance of 660 feet; thence South 8940’ East a distance of 330 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lying in and comprising a part of Section 11, Township 37 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee, County, Florida, also known as Tract 66 of unrecorded Plat of TROPICAL ACRES. Less the East 198 feet of the above-described property. Property address: 6552 NW 30th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Any person claiming interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the person who was the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19th day of January, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida Lynn Shain As Deputy Clerk 408253 ON 1/25;2/1/2012 PENROD as Unknown Tenants inPossession, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment O f Foreclosure dated January 17, 2012 in Case No. 2009-CA-745, in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Substituted Plaintiff; and JA Y T. HUFFMAN and LEE HUFFMAN are the Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the foreclosure sale at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on February 29, 2012, the following described property set forth in the Final Judgment Of Foreclosure, to-wit: Lot 103, Treasure Island Unit 12, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 65 of the Public Records o f Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 1980 Liba Mobile Home ID#10L12631. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNERS, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUS T FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and seal o f this Court on January 19, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida By: Lynn Shain Deputy Cler k It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Corrie Johnson, AD A Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint 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. 408252 ON 1/25;2/1/2012 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds

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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 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 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 A A T T O R N E Y S NO ACCOUNT TOO SMALLRATES from $600 ANNUALLY For Farm and Ranch Insurance Call 863.357.1707 F A R M R A N C H I N S U R A N C E 18 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012 CIS to hold bene t yard saleCommunities in Schools will hold a bene t yard sale on, Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Brahman Theater Parking lot, 1610 South Parrot Avenue. Donation drop off locations at Okeechobee Achievement Academy, 1000 N.W. 34th Street or call for pick up please contact Jill Rogers, Amanda Blewett or Cortney Crews at 863-462-5125 or 863-634-0870.Cypress Eagles to host Super Bowl PartySunday, Feb. 5 from 1-5 p.m., the Cypress Hut Eagles will be having a Fried Chicken Dinner. $6. per dinner. Also a Super Bowl Party, Finger foods. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. Public welcome. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Pickle Lady relishes festivals(above right) Okeechobee’s own Pickle Lady, Anna Jane O’Steen, was among the vendors at the Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival on Jan. 28 at the Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on State Road 78. Mrs. O’Steen tempted festival visitors with homemade relishes, jams, jellies and of course, pickles. For more photos online, see the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. In the swing(above) Young visitors to the Jan. 28 Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival on Saturday took advantage of the playground equipment near the festival grounds. Bring your own lawn chair(above) Visitors to the Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, brought their own lawn chairs to enjoy a live bluegrass band, “Sounds of Country,” (below). BHR Cat sh Festival was a lot of fun

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Okeechobee News February 1, 2012 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) introduced a new feature on its website this week. Users can now view and search a database of Florida boat ramps. “Providing safe, convenient access to Florida’s waterways is one of our goals,” said Pat Harrell, the FWC’s Boating Access Coordinator. “This database is designed to help keep boaters informed about facilities that are currently available.” Boaters can visit the Public Boat Ramp Finder site to locate and obtain details for more than 1,600 publicly accessible boat ramps. “People can look for boat ramps within a certain county, on a lake they’d like to visit or even search for boat ramps near a speci c street address or GPS coordinates,” Harrell said. “The database provides a map, details and often photos of the ramps.” The database was created from an inventory conducted for the Statewide Boating Access Inventory and Economic Assessment. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided funding through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration’s Boating Access Program. Working with boating access management partners, including Florida’s counties and the Department of Environmental Protection, the FWC identi ed and indexed approximately 3,440 boat ramps around the state. To access the database, visit MyFWC. com/Boating. To help the FWC improve and update this database, the public is asked to email BoatRamps@MyFWC.com to report errors or new information. FWC promotes boating access with new database By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Tim Hirst scored 21 points, including 11 straight late in the fourth quarter as Okeechobee High School defeated St. Lucie W est Centennial 73-62 in boys basketball action Friday night. Eddie Neal added 17 points for the Brahmans who won their 10th game of the season with a solid defensive and offensive effort. Okeechobee erased a seven-point rst half de cit in the victory. Centennial led 1811 midway through the second quarter but Okeechobee went on an 18-6 run to end the half and take a 29-24 lead at the break. Phil Jones scored ve points with a nice drive to the hoop and a three-point basket to keep Okeechobee ahead by as many as 11 points in the third quarter. Okeechobee led 46-38 at the end of the third quarter. Centennial cut the lead to four points early in the fourth quarter but Hirst came up with a big three-point play inside and the Brahmans routinely broke the Eagles pressure defense for easy hoops down the stretch. A three pointer by Jones put the game out of reach at 66-55 with two minutes to play. Brahman Coach Shawn Hays said he still has work to do on defense but liked the effort of his players especially sophomore Sylvester Butler, who worked hard against the Eagles top guard. “He got hurt but said he wanted to get back in there and he played his butt off. That shows Sylvester is really trying,” he said. Hays said his team executed well against the full-court press because everyone was where they were supposed to be and the team did a good job of looking for the open man. “Tim shot layups all night. That is a testament to the other four guys looking to pass,” he added. Hays said he feels the team is playing better and despite a loss to Port St. Lucie on Thursday, felt the team has improved, and should have a chance at the district tournament next week. “I feel when we get after it on defense and move the ball on offense we are hard to beat,” he noted. Butler said the team played well on defense in the second half and also did a nice job of rebounding underneath. “We have made progress. We only have seven players. I thank God I have the abilit y to play basketball and I try to showcase it on the court,” he said. Hirst said he has always dreamed of scoring a lot of points inside and Friday night showed what can happen when the team executes well. “We motivate each other and push each other hard. We want to nish the season strong and get the outcome we want.” OHS boys basketball team defeats St. Lucie West Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Eddie Neal had 17 points and some key free throws down the stretch as Okeechobee won their tenth game of the season Friday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTim Hirst (right) scored a game high 21 points in Okeechobee’s win over St. Lucie West Centennial on Friday.

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