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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 03-21-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 35 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 12.74 feetLast Year: 11.72 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Special to the Okeechobee News/ FFS(above) This is a picture of a control line (dirt path). The wind is pushing the re east as you can see by the smoke. (below) This photo was taken later in the day where the re reached the sand pine scrub plus palmetto patches. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News In his continuing effort to curb street level drug sales, Sheriff Paul May boasted proudly Tuesday of the 13 arrests for alleged drug sales in connection with an undercover investigation dubbed Operation Crackdown. The undercover operation was aimed at street level cocaine sales and was spearheaded by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force. “Our task force is second to none,” said the sheriff. “There is absolutely no reason to sell cocaine. If you do, you will go to jail.” Sheriff May said Operation Crackdown actually started last year and the bulk of the arrests were made Monday, March 19. This operation was being conducted at the same time of Operation Pill Crusher—an operation aimed at street level sales of prescription medications. Operation Crackdown has been a sevenmonth investigation, he added. “We now have the manpower to run more than one operation at a time and we will continue to do so,” said Sheriff May. The vast majority of Monday’s arrests were for the sale of crack cocaine. Those arrested March 19 were:  Wendell Octavius Bradley, 34, S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, sale of cocaine (three counts), possession of cocaine with intent to sell (three counts) and possession of marijuana under 20 grams, a misdemeanor. His bond was set at $121,000.  Clarice Ann Brown, 41, S.W. 23rd St., Okeechobee, sale of cocaine (three counts) and possession of cocaine with intent to sell (three counts). Her bond was set at $90,000.  Franklin Anthony Brown, 19, N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond was set at $50,000.  Daniel Exantus Jr., 26, N.W. Eighth Court, Fort Lauderdale, sale of cocaine and By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The large cloud of smoke with falling ash that drifted over the area Monday afternoon was the result of a television program. The 700-acre prescribed burn at the 3,285 acre Blue eld Ranch Preserve, just over the county line in St. Lucie County, was originally scheduled to take place on Jan. 19. On that date the Florida Forest Service (FFS) conducted a prescribed burn that was to be lmed for an episode of the Travel Channel’s series “Off Limits” with host Don Wildman. Due to high winds only 25 acres were allowed to burn. However, the lming was completed and will air in six months. Exactly two months later -Monday, March 19 -the forest service came back to nish the job. This time the weather was more favorable. The original intent on Monday was not to burn the entire 700 acres, but conditions were so favorable of cials allowed the re to continue. The majority of the burn, which was started at 11 a.m., was tall grass. However, about 3 p.m. the re got into some scrub oaks and pines. Fire actually helps such varieties of trees as well as other plants that live in the same environment. The area was heavily overgrown and the prescribed burn, according to Melissa Yunas of the forestry service, served two purposes. The area has a history of lightning res, so prescribed burning of the thick overgrowth will make any future accidental res easier to control. In addition, this area is a prime habitat for the gopher tortoise. Ms. Yunas said that the rain that night over the burned area should result in some new, fresh, green foliage for the gopher tortoises and other wildlife. Ms. Yunas went on to say that Task force arrests 13 in operation Smoke cloud caused by prescribed burnOHS soccer awards...Page 7 Area church events... Page 3 W aterFest Fun March 24 & 25 at Scott Driver See BURN — Page 5 See COCAINE — Page 5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OCTOBERBABYMOVIE.NETPOWERFUL! OUTSTANDING!The must-watch movie of 2012.ŽDr. Dennis Rainey Host, FAMILYLIFETODAY EVERY LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL BRAHMAN THEATERS 3 1610 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee (863) 763-7202EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT STARTS FRIDAY, MARCH 23 2 Okeechobee News March 21, 2012 Tibor Feigel, lead trainer and behavioral specialist at Zen-K9 teaches handling to owners and obedience to dogs through exercise, discipline, correction and affection. (In that order) Ranging from puppy training to redzone cases, Zen-K9 specializes in separation anxiety, self-con dence problems, fearful aggression, leash aggression, socialization and any speci c issue your dog may have. Zen-K9 offers one-on-one behavior training, boarding and Zen school a daily outing w ith the pack providing physical and mental exercises and behavioral modi cation. Tibor, originally from Hungary, studied and received a B.S. in Animal Behavior and Human Psychology. Having worked with pets all his life; mainly dogs, he came to see that the basic steps of Zen Buddhism, which he practices, could also work for dogs. He incorporates this into his teaching philosophy, which creates a balanced state between the owner and his dog. Many people have remarked that his dog groups look like meditation classes. Dogs live in the moment and if they are balanced, we can learn how to be there with them and how to take stress out of our dog's life and yours. He will teach you how to become a TRAINER for your dog in 1 HOUR! Sign up today for his SeminarSPACES ARE LIMITED! Humane Society Pet Rescue hosts seminar, drop by to purchase your tickets in advance Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. or mail in your order. All proceeds bene t the rescue of shelter animals. Saturday, March 31, $15 per ticket; $25 per family. Seminar starts at 1 p.m. at the Humane Society Pet Rescue, 1203 Hwy 98N Okeechobee, Fl 34972 for information call 863-3571104. Learn to train your dog homeless pets to bene t Special to the Okeechobee NewsBrandy’s puppiesThis adorable litter of puppies was born at the pet/rescue shelter and now they are ready for new homes. The mother is a hound mix. The father is a mystery. Adoption fee is $175, which includes spay or neuter and current shots. They are cute, playful and available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Homes are also needed to "foster" animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Windy, with a east southeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to between 15 and 20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Extended ForecastThursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. East southeast wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. East wind around 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Horse Feed SpecialWalpole Feed & Supply Co. 763-6905 • Hwy 98 N Farm and Ranch 10% Sweet 50lb bag ...................$820Farm and Ranch 12% Sweet 50lb bag ...................$855Golden Grain 12% Sweet 50lb bag ...............$1050 Sale runs March 14 Sale runs March 14 th th 24 24 th th 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 10 10 PM PM • • $7.50 per person 7.50 per personThurs., Mar. 22NDFOR INFO, CALL 763-7202 PG-13 THE HUNGER GAMES Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 3 Okeechobee News March 21, 2012 There is a gospel sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church, at 912 N.W. Park Street and Hwy. 70 W est, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30. Featuring: The Cannon Land Gospel Singers. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott A ve., will have their FREE family movie night, FRIDAY, at 7 p.m. For those w ho missed it the rst time or would like to see it again, the movie "COURAGEOUS" by the creators of "Fireproof" will be shown. It is a heartfelt, story of four men with the calling to serve and protect. As law enforcement of cers they w ill face the challenges of fatherhood with hope and courage in a Godhonoring way. The public is invited. St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church will host a Friday Fish Fry from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. at the church hall, State Road 78 West at Chobee Loop. Suggested donation is $8 for adults; $3 for children. Take out available. Is to be a regular Friday night Fish Fry throughout the Lenten season. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline W arriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. Peace Lutheran Church Lent schedule includes Soup and Sandwich suppers on Wednesday nights served at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and Lenten Services following at 7 p.m. in the church, continuing through March. The dates are March 21 and 28. Everyone is welcome. For more information about any of these activities, please call 863-7635042. 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. A "Faith Community Nurse" basic preparation course and retreat will be offered by the Interfaith Health and Wellness Association this summer. Developed within an interfaith model, this educational course and personal growth retreat prepares Registered Nurses to deliver wholistic care in faith communities. The program provides 33.5 contact hours and includes materials, lodging, meals, snacks, International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC) pin and certi cate of attendance. Participants develop the knowledge necessary for practice & have an experience of a life-time. For more information, call 561-379-1972 or go online to www.ihwassoc.org. Life Community Church clothes closet will be open from 10:30 a.m. until noon, Wednesday, March 21 and 28 and is free for those in need. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! As the pastor of New St. Stephens AME Church along with the of cers and members, we are elated to invite and welcome you to our Church Dedication and Cornerstone Laying Service on Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m. Our New Sanctuary is located at 1050 N.E. 16th Avenue, Okeechobee. We would like to thank you, the community at large, for all of your support in this mission of building to live the life of Christ in humble service to others. Pastor appreciation day planned at First Indian Baptist Church of Brighton 20060 Reservation Road, Okeechobee will host Wonder Johns Appreciation Day on Sunday, March 25, at 11 a.m. Immediately follow the morning service there will be a fourth Sunday Dinner and a reception for Pastor Emeritus Wonder Johns and Mary in the church fellowship hall as a way to say, "thank you" for his 14 years of faithful and loving service at Brighton. Don Tiger from Bristow, Okla. will preach the morning service. He is here for our Spring Revival Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, nightly at 7 p.m. Rev. Matthew Tiger, Pastor. For more information, please call 863-357-0013 or Pastor Tiger at 863-261-6429. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have their FREE family movie night, FRIDAY, April 6, at 7 p.m. For those who missed it the rst time or would like to see it again, the movie "COURAGEOUS" by the creators of "Fireproof" will be shown. It 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 God-honoring way. The public is invited. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church will host a Revival on April 9-13, at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist Doug Wisersma will be the guest speaker. For more information please call 863-763-7743.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com. A rea churches plan special events OHS Soccer to host Alumni Games on SaturdayOkeechobee Club Soccer is hosting OHS Alumni Games Saturday, March 24, at the Okeechobee High School Stadium. Come support your OHS players and alumni as they face off. Ladies play at 4:30 p.m. and men play at 6:30 p.m. Members of the youth Club Soccer team will participate in a juggling and heading contest between games. Admission $3. Alumni t-shirts will be on sale for $10. All proceeds will support Okeechobee Club Soccer and their efforts to provide year-round training as well as a high school scholarship fund. For details, or if you would like to play, call Josephine at 697-9780. Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Scores for March 16 are: rst place Maurice Desaulniers; second place tie Wally Hall and Jim North; third place Dan Birdashow and fourth place Rocco Carbia. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results

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Coyotes We have had coyotes in the Basinger area for some time. It sounds like a lot of t hem at night but it is usually a few yipping t o determine the whereabouts of each other. I know I used to think there were herds of t hem sometimes at night (not to say they aren’t becoming plentiful). You can buy t apes to call them up but you should be aware that some yipps are aggressive ones and if you put the wrong side of the tape (or t rack of the CD) in/on you may get a real s hocker. We don’t need them, and they are a problem.  Donkeys are great when it comes to dealing with stray dogs or coyotes. I have s een my donkey take on a pack of dogs and run them all out of the pasture. A few well placed kicks and they are outta there! The t hing is that donkeys have the instinct to ght, where horses have the instinct to run away. Mules are also good for this and they are usually much bigger than donkeys. The c oyote problem is not going to go away. Coyotes are well adapted to living near people. T hey are smart and dif cult to trap.OHSThe parents and students of Okeechobee High School are proud to know that presently there are new coaches at the school. We w elcome them with open arms, but we are hoping and praying that these coaches work s incerely and diligently in procuring scholars hips (athletic) for these hard-working athletes, so when they graduate they can attend c olleges/universities.Public WorksKudos for the Public Works Dept. and all others involved in doing a good job of c leaning up the area around 12th Street and 9th Street. The area surely looks and is bett er. However, there are numerous stray cats left around that should be rounded up and removed from the area. Once the buildings c ome down, the cats become homeless c ausing the present condition. Thanks for making the appearance of the area better.American I am a U.S. citizen, born and raised in the U.S. This is my country, I am proud of it. What I do not understand about my country is how is it that a person who has no papers and no legal right to be in the U.S. and gets arrested numerous times for D.U.I, dealing in drugs, etc. gets a “pat on the back,” pays court nes, does a little community service. And when all that is done with, they can get back out there and drive (without a license) and continue to defy our laws. You can put a “no trespassing” on a person, but legally you can’t be protected as the law states that person has to be “caught” on your property. The accused can stand in the road and cuss you and threaten you, but legally nothing can be done about that. I realize I cannot have 24/7 protection, but I should not have to live what time I have left on this earth to be afraid of living in my own home, to be afraid of sitting in my own yard, to enjoy what life I have left. I am a U.S. citizen, 55+. I am a victim. This is my country. But I don’t know if I am proud of it anymore.Stand up for the ag The more our young people disrespect our ag and our country the easier it will be for the enemy to take over. I honestly believe the young people have been dumbed down on purpose for that very cause. If it continues and they do not wake up, then someday they will wake up not under the USA (United States of America) ag but under the USSA (United Socialist States of America) ag and the sad part will be that they will already be used to it so it won’t seem like a big deal. I am scared to death for my country!  It’s in the schools as well. I’ve seen it at the football games. Kids are too busy texting and running around to respect the ag. I’ve also heard with my own ears some of our folks from across the border say they are Mexican so it is not their ag. My question is: Where do you live now? If you are going to live here, then respect our ag.  If you look at the Okeechobee News parade pics on facebook, the people sitting down as the ag goes by appear to be young people, so they aren’t likely Canadian—most of the Canadians are retirees. And they are not Hispanic. Right across the street from them is a group of folks standing respectfully, the men have removed their hats and have their hands over their hearts. And right next to that group are more people just sitting there. They didn’t take the hint when the people right next to them stood. Writers and aspiring authors are invited to polish their craft at Writer’s Day at Indian River State College on Saturday, April 14. The event will be held in the Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102, on the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. The session will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and lunch will be provided. This program is designed to enhance anyone’s writing and thinking. Participants may register for $25 per person payable to the IRSC Foundation Department. Space is limited to the rst 50 registrants. This program will include multi-media presentations, and discussions dealing with a variety of writing related topics; i.e., brainstorming, dialogue, style, poetic language, creative nonction, cultivating wonder, mystery boxes, characterization, passion, play, creativity, beauty, politics, failure, technology, listening, and critical thinking. Thes e discussions will improve writing and communication techniques and foster an aesthetic appreciation for written expression. There will be an hour-long workshop fo r interested authors. It is sponsored by The Gladys Williams Wolf Endowed Teaching Chair in Communications Foundation Department; Cente r for Media and Journalism Studies English, Communication, and Modern Languages Department at IRSC For further information, contact Dr. Matthew Brooks at 772-462-7842 or email a t mbrooks@irsc.edu. The College is closed for spring break the week of March 26. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out 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! Indian River State College announces Writer’s Day Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaAdministrative Employee of the YearAt the Tuesday, March 6, meeting of the Okeechobee City Council, Police Chief Denny Davis, left, named Terisa Garcia, right, police service coordinator, as the Administrative Employee of the Year.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News March 21, 2012 possession of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond was set at $30,000.  Terrance Hill, 23, S.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee, sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond w as set at $20,000.  Frank Jackson, 27, N.E. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, sale of cocaine (two counts) and possession of cocaine with intent to sell (two counts). His bond was set at $80,000.  Hubert Lee Jenkins, Jr., 34, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond was set at $50,000.  TaNoris Jones, 16, N.E. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Jessie James King, 48, Seminole Road, Fort Pierce, sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. His bond was set at $41,000.  Joe Henry Mathis, 47, N.W. Ninth St., Okeechobee, sale of cocaine (two counts) and possession of cocaine with intent to sell (two counts). His bond was set at $80,000.  Avery Vernon Lewis Robinson, 22, Chobee St., Okeechobee, sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond was set at $40,000.  Travis Arterius Spencer, 23, Sioux Trail, Crawfordville, sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond was set at $50,000.  Terrance Torell Spivey, 19, N.W. 10th St., Okeechobee, possession of cocaine, sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell and possession of marijuana under 20 grams, a misdemeanor. His bond was set at $21,000. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) records show that Jenkins was also one of those arrested last month in Operation Pill Crusher. He was charged with two counts of the sale of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) with intent to sell. His bond was set at $100,000. Several of those arrested for allegedly selling cocaine have prior arrests for drug sales, Sheriff May pointed out. “A lot of them have been in the drug business. We’ve arrested them and hoped they would get out of the business, but they did not. Some of them will be going to prison for quite a while,” he added. Sheriff May went on to thank the different agencies who have been helping the tas k force in these operations. Those agencies include the Okeechobee City Police Department, Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce, Drug Enforcement Administration and the Florid a Department of Law Enforcement. The sheriff also added that even with these arrests, Operation Crackdown is continuing. COCAINEContinued From Page 1 a great deal goes into such a burn with advance preparations, such as mowing and chopping vegetation from the perimeter of the area and men and equipment standing by during the re. Fire crews left the scene about 9 p.m. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. BURNContinued From Page 2 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Tomorrow’s meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission should be brief and noncontroversial. Commissioners will be facing a short agenda dealing with executing grants and awarding bids. Commissioners are scheduled to award a bids for a computer for the library, and reject all bids for ductwork removal and replacement at the health department building. Also on the agenda is consideration of approval of an extension of fuel bids with Palmdale Oil Company. Turning to grants, commissioners are scheduled to consider requesting and executing modi cations of an Energy Ef cienc y and Conservation Block Grant, a Communit y Development Block Grant and a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Commissioners to consider grants and contracts What: Meeting of the Okeechobee County CommissionWhere: Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.When: 9 a.m., Thursday, March 22 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).  Timothy A. Lefebvre, 27, S.W. 87th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested March 16 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation possession of oxycodone and v iolation of probation possession of alprazolam. He is being held without bond.  Douglas Giles, 54, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested March 16 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with violation of probation unemployment compensation fraud. His bond was set at $2,796.16.  Gregory Panikowski, 52, Wells Road, A popka, was arrested March 16 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. His bond was set at $5,000.  James Henry Wright, 53, N.E. 31st Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested March 17 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation possession of cocaine and violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held without bond.  Daniel Lewis Howell, 38, N.E. 56th Pky., Okeechobee, was arrested March 17 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Fortino Hernandez, 27, N.W. Third St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 18 by Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation possession of alprazolam. He is being held without bond.  Jared Noonan, 21, N.E. 168th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 18 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a charge of battery on a law enforcement of cer. He is being held without bond.  Derrick Shealey, 24, N.W. 30th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 18 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a charge of domestic battery on a pregnant person. His bond was set at $10,000.  Bertine Vasquez, 23, Okeechobee, was arrested March 19 by Sergeant Russell Cale on a felony charge of burglary of an unoccupied structure. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. His bond has not been set.  Chase Andrea Cunningham, 19, N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 19 by Deputy Fred Bradley on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with tampering with a witness. Her bond was set at $10,000.  Dorothy Paredes, 46, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested March 19 by Deputy Arlene Durbin on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with dealing in stolen property. Her bond was set at $7,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Terrance Hill Daniel Exantus, Jr. Hubert Lee Jenkins Frank Jackson Jessie James King TaNoris Jones Avery Robinson Joe Henry Mathis Terrance T. Spivey Travis A. Spencer Clarice Brown Wendell Bradley Franklin A. Brown Considering adoption?Anyone interested in learning more about adoption is encouraged to join the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division at our monthly Adoption Orientation session. The next meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County of ce, at 804 S. 6th Street in Fort Pierce. This informative, casual and free orientation will provide an overview of foster care adoption and answer all questions related to adoption and CHS’ adoption process. To RSVP or for more information, contact Children’s Home Society’s Adoption Information Line at 772-429-2001.

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Cypress Eagles host dinnerSunday, March 25 from 1-5, the Cypress Hut Eagles will be having a Fried Chicken Dinner. $6 per dinner. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. Public is welcome!Collaborative Council to meetThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, March 27 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce, 700 S.W. Second Street in Okeechobee.Martha’s House holds Huge Yard SaleMartha's House will hold a huge end o f month yard sale on Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30 at 4134 Hwy. 441 N. from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Call 863-763-2893 with any questions. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Evelyn P Hutchinson, 89OKEECHOBEE Evelyn P. Hutchinson, age 89, died at the Okeechobee Health Care Facilit y on Sunday, March 18, 2012. She was born Oct. 16, 1922, in Hamlin, W.Va. Evelyn was a member of the Presbyterian faith, a pastpresident of KurzKasch Union, and a member of Moose Lodge #1337 and its' bowling team in Newcomerstown, Ohio. She relocated to Okeechobee six years ago. She enjoyed reading and gardening. Her family, friends and dogs were a special part of her life. She was a good neighbor and caretaker. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, John McClellen Crosswhite; parents, William Henry and Mary Ellen Gilmore; brothers, James Gilmore, Harry Redden, Larry Redden, Lucien Redden and William Redden; and granddaughter, Missy Crosswhite. She is survived by sons, Robert E. Crosswhite and Gary I. Crosswhite, both of Okeechobee, Thomas W. (Barbara) Crosswhite of Park City, Utah, John M. (Maggie) Crosswhite of Newcomerstown, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2012, at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens, Charleston, W.Va. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Robert J. Kluegel, 58OKEECHOBEE Robert J. Kluegel, age 58, died at the Hamrick Home on Friday, March 16, 2012, losing his battle with cancer. Born July 6, 1953, in Arnold, Mo., Robert had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1982. He is survived by his son, Jeremy (Amanda) Kluegel of Pennsylvania; daughter, Jennifer Kluegel of Okeechobee; ve grandchildren; brothers, Kip Kluegel, Dan (Jude) Kluegel; and a sister, Gloria (Allan) Kochner, all of Missouri. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 6 p.m. until service time of 7 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations in Robert's name to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. 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.Gary Wayne Beadnell, 49OKEECHOBEE Gary Wayne Beadnell, age 49, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. Born Feb. 14, 1963, in Canton, Ohio, Gary had resided in Okeechobee since 1971. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Beadnell Sr.; and brother, Bobby Beadnell Jr. Survivors include his mother, Dotty Beadnell; brother, Steve Beadnell; and step-father, Doyal VanDiver, all of Okeechobee; nephews, Justin Beadnell, Robert Lee (Becky) Beadnell; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, step-brothers and step-sisters. There are no services scheduled. 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. Kathleen Kelley Wherrell, 86OKEECHOBEE Kathleen Kelley Wherrell, age 86, of Okeechobee, passed away March 18, 2012, at her home in Okeechobee. She was born May 16, 1925, in Arcadia, to the late Dollie and J.G. Kelley. She came to Okeechobee from Miami in 1942. She was a retired business owner, having co-owned and operated Wherrell Oil Company. She faithfully served on the Board of Trustees of Okeechobee General Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Kathleen was an avid gardener known for her beautiful orchids and her devotion to family. Mrs. Wherrell was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Marvin Wherrell Sr.; sons, Donald Wherrell and Marvin Wherrell Jr.; her sisters, Lois Johnson and Sybil Arbogast. She is survived by her son, Ronald Wherrell (Margaret) of Oklahoma City, Okla.; daughter, Gwen Chandler (Monrad); and daughter-in-law, Sandra Wherrell, all of Okeechobee; nine grandchildren, and numerous other family and friends who will miss her dearly. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee with Pastor Randy Huckabee of ciating. Private family burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111.Linda L. Smith, 69OKEECHOBEE Linda L. Smith, age 69, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the Hamrick Home. Linda was born on Dec. 30, 1942, in Gary, Ind. She had resided in Okeechobee since 1978. Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Leon G. Smith; and daughter, Valerie Boggs. She is survived by sons, Donald (Cheri) Smith of Ocala, Stanley L. Stearns, and Steven E. (Shannon) Smith, both of Okeechobee; daughters, Theresa (Jimmy) Fivecoat of Lake Worth, Ramona (Randy) Arnold of Mims, Fla.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There are no services scheduled. If friends desire, they may make a donation in Linda's memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. 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. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News March 21, 2012 Rotary plans L.O.S.T. RideAnyone interested in cycling or walking is invited to ninth annual L.O.S.T. Ride on March 31 at 8 a.m. The L.O.S.T. (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) is a great trek for people of all ages, skills and abilities. With rides of 12, 20, 40 and 54 miles as well as a 5K walk there is something for everyone. The L.O.S.T. trail itself is world-renowned for its stunning vistas and numerous forms of wildlife. It has become a world-wide destination for bird-watching and world class shing. This great fundraising event promises to be fun for all. All entrants are provided a goody-bag with a commemorative t-shirt and much more. Also, there is a BBQ meal provided afterwards for all entrants as well as a 50/50 and a raf e with a of ton of great prizes. All proceeds bene t the charities of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee.For more information visit www.okeechobeerotary. org or email OkeechobeeRotary@live.com or call 928-4-ROTARY.Glades Electric announces annual meetingGlades Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s 2012 A nnual Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 24 at Osceola Middle School in Okeechobee. The purpose of the meeting being to elect trustees, vote on proposed By-law changes, and hear annual of cers' reports. Registration, Entertainment and Voting will begin at 8 a.m. The Business Meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Join us for great entertainment, fun, and prizes including a 2001 CHEVROLET K-1500 4X4 for one lucky member!Moose Lodge to host Vaudeville ShowThe Okeechobee Vaudeville Bunch w ill hold a Music & Comedy Show at the Okeechobee Moose Lodge NW 36th Street on Saturday, March 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Free parking and free admission.Eagles North to host Card BingoEagles North will host Card Bingo on Saturday, March 24 The fun starts at 5 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. Ya'll come have a blast. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. 9985 Hwy. 441 north, Okeechobee.Masonic Lodge to host Sunday breakfastOn Sunday, March 25, from 8-11 a.m. the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge will host Sunday breakfast that will include eggs, bacon, grits, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, juice and coffee. The public is welcome and carryouts are available. The Masonic Lodge is located at 107 N.W. 5th (Across from Flagler Park). Breakfast every 2nd and 4th Sunday. Proceeds to bene t Okeechobee Youth Programs. Community Events

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Crystal Garcia won the Brahman Award w hile Brianna Nunez was named Most Valuable Player at the Lady Brahman girls soccer awards banquet held on Friday night at Osceola Middle School. Other awards were handed out to goal keeper Jaryaca Baker for her work in net this year, Brittney Ball for leading the team in scoring, Selina Sanchez for being the player w ho improved the most during the soccer season, Taylor Fulford for best defender, and Carissa LiCata for being the most aggressive player on the squad. First year Coach Sonya Smith said the team won three games and tied another match and had a successful year. “I think at the end we became more of a team and I feel next year we will improve a lot.” Most of the girls on the team this year w ere sophomores so there is a corps of players to work on for the next few years. Smith said the key is to keep the girls active in club soccer or other sports so they remain in good shape. “I have a lot of girls on the track team this spring and I’m impressed with that. I urge the girls to play club soccer because it will keep them active, prepare them for next y ear and keep them in shape,” she added. Smith played for Okeechobee High School before attending college. She said the job is fun and exciting and she likes to w atch her girls play some old rivals. “I think we’re going to improve. It has always been dif cult to get interest in girls soccer because there aren’t a lot of girls and w e have a lot of girls who start from scratch. I think we’re going to keep working at it and w e’re going to improve,” she noted. Garcia said she felt very honored and that the Brahman Award meant a lot to her. She started soccer in ninth grade when a friend urged her to try out for the team. She quickly fell in love with the sport and really enjoyed the time she spent with her teammates. “I will remember every moment and cherish my soccer career at OHS. I felt we made a lot of improvements this year,” she added. Her advice to future Brahmans is to never give up no matter how tough things are. Her goal is to attend Indian River State College and seek a career in photography and or physical therapy. Nunez was only a sophomore this year and was knocked out of action for the rst month of the season by a concussion. She said she was shocked when she won the MVP because of her injury problems this year. “It’s a really big honor and soccer is everything to me so it means a lot,” she added. Nunez said she is often underestimated because of her height. She said she has turned that into a positive because her opponents don’t give her the respect she deserves. “No one expects me to play the way I do. I want to prove them wrong because I play my heart out every game,” she added. Nunez said she didn’t get depressed after he injury. Instead she continued to work out, sharpen her skills and build up her muscles. She said while girls soccer has lagged behind boy’s soccer in recent years, she thinks the program can one day be just as good as the boys program. “Every match was an amazing time for me. I enjoy soccer so much. When you watch us on the eld you will see we always play our hearts out,” she added. Players honored with letters were Hannah Raulerson, Emilse Serrano, Yvette Vega, Brianna Nunez, Selina Sanchez, Carissa LiCata, Rosa Borja, Linda Betancourt, Thania Liberato, Marilu Rodriguez, Brooke Snyder, Jaryaca Baker, Taylor Fulford, Araceli Sanchez, Crystal Garcia and Brittney Ball. Ball was honored as the only four-year letter winner on the squad. Many of the Lady Brahmans are scheduled to compete this Saturday in an Alumni game at Brahman stadium. Former Brahman boys and girls soccer players are invited to compete. 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She was honored by OHS Soccer Coaches Sonya Smith and Jose Nunez. Taylor Fulford won the award for best defender on the Lady Brahman soccer team in 2011-2012. OHS Soccer Coach Sonya Smith and Asst. Coach Jose Nunez presented the award Friday. Brittney Ball won the award for most goals on the girls soccer squad this year. Also in the photo is OHS soccer coaches Jose Nunez and Sonya Smith. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJaryaca Baker won the award for best goal keeper and the most saves on the Lady Brahman soccer team this year. She is anked by OHS soccer coaches Jose Nunez and Sonya Smith.

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Therefore, the only way to “ nd out if a particular treatment for cancer worked was to actually put the patients through the actual treatments before declaring if it worked or not. The study of genes of the patients and the cancer cells themselves, are allowing us the ability to test what works for each individual patients cancer in the lab before making a decision. This will allow truly customized cancer treatment for each and every individual. This, we believe will result in our increasing ability to cure patients with cancer while at the same time doing it safely. The rapid rate at which these technologies are being deployed is the cause for great optimism in the “ eld of cancer care. So, the answer to the questionƒcan cancer ever be cured? We believe Is a big YES and SOON. Any questions regarding this article or any questions on cancer, please call Dr. Kumar at 863 467 9500 at Big Lake Cancer Center or email him at 121cancercenter@gmail.com Can Cancer Ever Be Cured? 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News March 21, 2012 Okeechobee Main Street and the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County sponsored the Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new CenterState Bank on March 16, at 10:30 a.m. Terry Burroughs from the Chamber of Commerce and Cindy Birdashaw from Main Street welcomed the guests. CenterState Branch Manager Tabitha Trent thanked everyone and shared how proud she was of their pressing forward and seeing the project through. CenterState Community President John Williams did the honors during the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony as the crowd cheered. Included in the celebration were several CenterState executives, including North Region President Tim Pierson, director of Retail Cindy Robbins, Director of Human Resources Debbie Harsh, Director of Operations Darlene Bennett, and Community President Paul Gerrard. Also present were Architect Eddie Muse, Contractor Consultant Don Parris and Construction Superintendent Delbert Howard all from Close Construction, Okeechobee Main Street President Kathleen Shatto, Kelly Owens and Joe Arnold from the School Board, Frank Irby and Bryant Culpepper from the County Commissioner’s Of ce and Mike O’Connor, Clayton Williams, Brian Whitehall and Mayor Jim Kirk from the City. Following the ceremony, guests and visitors were treated to a BBQ luncheon and a concert by the Okeechobee High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Clint LaFlam. Congratulations CenterState Bank. CenterState Bank hosts ribbon cutting celebration Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSGuests and well-wishers turned out on Friday to celebrate the ribbon cutting at the new CenterState Bank now open on Parrott Avenue. The bank’s President John Williams (with giant scissors) did the honors cutting the ribbon before local business community members. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaVisitors to the grand opening of CenterState Bank, 2100 S. Parrott Ave. were treated to a lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs.

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The vast majority of the proposed large residential developments have fallen victim to the economy. The huge subdivision of Northshore Village to be built on S.R. 70 east of the city limits has not yet come to pass. A grown up eld is all that remains of the planned development that was to be built next to Osceola Middle School. In the northern part of the county a few years ago there were plans for The Grove, a community which was to be larger in area and population than the City of Okeechobee. Those plans fell by the wayside and the land is now being used for its original agricultural purposes. The proposed site of Eagle's Landing on U.S. 441 S.E. at Nubbin Slough is still a pasture. A few years ago the dreaded word "multifamily" brought out all the proposed dev elopment's neighbors to planning board meetings to protest. Among many others there were three multifamily developments planned for S.W. 16th Avenue that brought area residents out to planning board meetings. Those developments never got beyond the drawing board. Local contractors also bear witness to the bust. "We're not hardly doing anything," said contractor G.M. Worley. Since 2008 he has had to lay off employees. He said that researchers from the University of Florida report that historically Okeechobee has grown at an annual rate of 1 percent. He said they predict one half percent growth for ve years before the 1 percent rate resumes. However, Mr. Worley sees one ray of sunshine, "It seems to me we are having a mini boom in commercial construction he said as he mentioned several new commercial buildings including the tire place on S.R. 710 and Dr. Wemmer's of ce. Instead of new construction, he is currently doing a lot of remodelling. Another builder, Ted Kelchner, said he is down to a skeleton crew and is also doing remodelling. "We're doing whatever we can to stay alive," he said. Mr. Kelchner said the large number of unsold homes is hurting new construction and he predicts that new construction will not pick up until the backlog of current homes is sold. Mark Brandel is working but he said he is not able to employ as many people as he once did. He thinks the foreclosure situation needs to be settled before housing construction picks up. On the bright side, he says he is seeing some far sighted people beginning to invest in commercial construction. The number of building permits for single families residences also bear witness to the boom and bust. In 2006 the building department issued 342 permits for new construction for single family housing. Each year since then that number has dwindled. In 2007 there were 153 permits issued for single family housing. In 2008, when the slump really hit home the number of permits dropped to 57. The next year the number of permits was roughly half the year before as the number dropped to 25. In 2010 only 24 permits were issued. Last year there were 14 permits.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Okeechobee experiencing local building slump Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaThis sign and open pasture land are all that is to be seen of the proposed residential development of Eagle’s Landing on U.S. 441 S.E. at Nubbin Slough.

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Plus Electricity Call 239-218-6079 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners RFP 2012-06 ADDENDUM NO. 1 CHANGE IN DATE Okeechobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from quali ed bidders for the rehabilitation of one (1) single-family home located in unincorporated Okeechobee County as a part of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P.) program. Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, April 9, 2012 and delivered or mailed to: Okeechobee County SHIP Program, 304 NW 2nd Street Room 105, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (the County will not assume any responsibility for mail being received on time). Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be opened or considered. Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P.) Program Boswell For speci c project information contact: Stephany DuPree at (863) 763-9312 or by fax at (863) 763-0118 or email sdupree@co.okeechobee. .us. Speci cations may be obtained from the Deputy County Administrator’s of ce located at 304 NW 2nd Street Room 103, Okeechobee. Bids will be opened at 3:05 p.m. on April 9, 2012, in the BOCC Clerk’s of ce Room 222 at the above address. A MANDATORY meeting for review of this project will be held on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the property located at 904 NW 11th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Any rm who is not in attendance at this address by 3:05 p.m. will be unable to bid. The County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities in proposals, to reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all proposers and accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals to the County. Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively seeking Minority Contractor participation and promotes Fair Housing. Margaret Garrard Helton Okeechobee County Commission 412988 ON 3/21/2012 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2012-07 Highway 98 Administration Building HVAC Improvements INVITATION TO BID Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 until 2:00 p.m. on April 9, 2012 Bids will be received at the second oor BOCC clerk’s of ce, Room 222, and will be publicly opened in room 201 and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time speci ed will not be accepted. The BIDS shall be based on installation of new HVAC as per plans and speci cations for the Okeechobee County Highway 98 Administration Building HVAC Improvements Project. The project is funded by a federal grant, and federal and state requirements, such as Davis-Bacon Act and Buy American, will apply to the contract. All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from Okeechobee County Capital Improvement Of ce 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Ste C Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-763-0805 sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us Any questions pertaining to the project speci cations or scope of work will be addressed to the Okeechobee County Capital Improvements, 863-763-5529 (fax) in writing no later than April 2, 2012, 5:00 pm Each Contractor will be furnished with one (1) set of Plans and Speci cations for a non-refundable deposit of Twenty Dollars ($20.00). The Bidders deposit shall be a check made payable to GLE Associates, Inc. No partial sets of Drawings and Speci cations will be issued. Bidders may pick up Plans and Speci cations from the Okeechobee Capital Improvements of ce or Documents can be obtained by express mail upon receipt of vendor’s check and express mail account number. A pre-bid conference will be held at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, Room 201 located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 on March 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Bidder’s attendance is mandatory BIDS RECEIVED FROM CONTRACTORS WHO DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE RETURNED UNOPENED. Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, or Certi ed Check, made payable to “Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners”, in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total Bid Amount. The Bidder, if awarded the Contract and the bid amount is $100,000 or more, will execute and le acceptable performance and payment bonds equal to 100% of the contract price within ten (10) days after written notice of the award of contract. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set for opening of bids. Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make modi cations to the work after bidding, and waive any formality in the Bids if they deem it in their best interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide additional information including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects constructed within the past ve (5) years, client references, or other nancial references deemed appropriate to Contract Award. Bidders will con ne their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be accepted. Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform the work and services or quali ed by examination to be so licensed. If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the speci cations, it is the bidder’s responsibility to seek clari cation from Okeechobee County Capital Improvements. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to requirements of the County. The Board of County Commissioners has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: “BID Highway 98 Administration Building HVAC Improvements, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2012-07”. BIDDER MUST SUBMIT (3) THREE COPIES OF THE BID. Margaret G. Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, FL Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court Okeechobee County, FL 412784 ON 3/21/2012 PublicNotice PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 472008CP000007 IN RE: ESTATE OF CAROL ANN SCHMIDT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CAROL ANN SCHMIDT, deceased. whose date of death was October 21st, 2007 and whose social security number is XXX-XX9302, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd St. Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-33 In Re: Estate of LOIS JEAN VICK, a/k/a LOIS J. VICK Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LOIS JEAN VICK, a/k/a LOIS J. VICK, deceased, whose date of death was December 16, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-3437, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is March 21, 2012. Personal Representative: HORACE E. VICK 12950 N.E. 26th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34972Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom Conely III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 412404 ON 3/21,28/2012 PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-028 IN RE: ESTATE OF LAURA JANE BAYLES, a/k/a Laura Jane Cox Bayles, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of LAURA JANE BAYLES, a/k/a Laura Jane Cox Bayles, deceased, File Number 2012CP-028, by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was January 2, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $15,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: DONALD EDWARD BAYLES 13801 Hwy 441 SE, Lot #97 Okeechobee, FL 34974 WILLIAM NELSON BAYLES 149 Siminger, Cameron, WV 26033 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 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 provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 March 14, 2012. Person Giving Notice: DONALD EDWARD BAYLES 13801 Hwy 441 SE, Lot #97 Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Colin M. Cameron, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 270441 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 763-8600 412398 ON 3/14,21/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010 0300 CA SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA A FEDERALLY CHARTERED INSTRUMENTALITY, Plaintiff, Vs. ANDY RODRIGUEZ, SR. ALSO KNOWN AS ANDY RODRIGUEZ Defendant, NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE BY CLERK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment entered February 23, 2012, in the above styled cause now pending in said Court that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on April 25, 2012 at 11:00 am following described real property: Lot 61 of the Plat of Sundance Trails Ranch as recorded in Plat Book 7 at Page 69 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE DATED: February 28, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK By: SANDRA L. CREECH Deputy Clerk 411395 ON 3/21,28/2012 PHYSICIAN’S NOTICE OF RELOCATION THE MEDICAL PRACTICE OF PHILIP W. MOYER, MD, FACS, ALSO KNOWN AS SUN SURGICAL, LLC, WAS RELOCATED ON MARCH 1, 2012. THE ADDRESS AT WHICH MEDICAL RECORDS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM DR. MOYER IS: Martin Memorial Surgical Group 509 Riverside Drive, Suite 305 Stuart, F1. 34994 412302 ON 3/14,21,28;4/4/2012REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) No. 6000000520 Rock Riprap The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:00 p.m. opening time on Monday, April 16, 2012 for respondents to furnish and deliver 4500 tons of rock riprap to the Nubbins Slough Stormwater Treatment Area facility in Okeechobee County, FL as required by the District. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; or (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 412378 ON 3/21/2012 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FAMILY HEALTH/ HEALTHY START COALITION, INC. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2012-2013 HEALTHY START CARE COORDINATION PROGRAM THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FAMILY HEALTH/HEALTHY START COALITION, INC. INVITES ALL QUALIFIED AND INTERESTED PARTIES WISHING TO PROVIDE HEALTHY START CARE COORDINATION SERVICES IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR CONSIDERATION. WRITTEN SEALED PROPOSALS SHALL BE ACCEPTED AT THE COALITION’S OFFICE UNTIL 4:00 PM, EASTERN TIME TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012, 575 SW 28TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 A COPY OF THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS WHICH OUTLINES RESPONSIBILITIES AND SELECTION CRITERIA, CAN BE OBTAINED UNTIL 4:00 PM APRIL 20, 2012 FROM THE COALITION’S OFFICE 575 SW 28TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974, (863)462-5877. 412556 ON 3/18,21,23,25,28/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon will hold it’s “County Coalition Meeting” on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Please take notice and be advised that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Coalition with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Russell Echols as Chairman County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 412431 ON 3/21/2012 **OFFICIAL** N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O N I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in OKEECHOBEE County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH day of NOVEMBER, 2012, A.D., to ll or retain the following of ces: President and Vice-President United States Senator Representative in Congress State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 19 Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 19 State Senator State Representative Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices Fourth District Court of Appeal: Retention of Three Judges Circuit Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 3, 5, 8, 9, 12 and 19 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sheriff Property Appraiser Tax Collector Supervisor of Elections County Court Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 2 and 4 County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5 Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2 and 4 412427 ON 3/22/2012 13 Okeechobee News March 21, 2012 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 March 14, 2012. Personal Representative: DARLYNE MORRISON 1163 11th Court Jupiter, FL 33477 STUART B. KLEIN, P A .Attorneys for Personal Representative2801 PGA BLVD. PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33410 Telephone: (561) 478-1566 Florida Bar No. 836761 411579 ON 3/14,21/2012 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on APRIL 6, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1997 HONDA ACCORD VIN #1HGCE6679VA020644 1998 FORD EXPEDITION XLT VIN #1FMPU18L6WLA77692 1993 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE VIN #1J4GX68S0PC614956 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 412984 ON 3/21/2012 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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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 Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W 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.orgL 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 A A T T O R N E Y S PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2009-CA-220 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P Plaintiff, V S. LISA MARIE SMITH A/K/A LISA M. SMITH, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 11th day of April, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury AsPublicNotice PublicNoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL. ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2007-CA-000232 NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, AMY T. GODING, et al, Defendant(s). PublicNotice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CP-180 JUDGE: JERALD D. BRYANT IN RE: Estate of CAROLYN JEAN GUSTIN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate of CAROLYN JEAN GUSTIN, Deceased, whose date of death was September 4, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-0179, Case Number 2011-CP-180 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 125, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2010-CA-323 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, Plaintiff, VS. EARL KEITH BASS, heir and lineal descendent of CECIL MARIE GREENE, Deceased; KARI McLUCAS, heir and lineal descendent of CECIL MARIE GREENE, Deceased; and EARLAINE GRIFFITH, heir and lineal descendant of CECIL MARIE GREENE, Deceased, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 29, 2012, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Lot 5, of Block 16, OAKPARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 3, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on April 25, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on the second oor, Jury Assembly Room, subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE 14 Okeechobee News March 21, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-26 In Re: Estate of WARREN LAMAR HALL, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WARREN LAMAR HALL, deceased, whose date of death was February 6, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-9027, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is March 14, 2012. Personal Representative: SHANE O’CAIN 2065 N.W. 2nd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom Conely III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 412381 ON 3/14,21/2012sembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: The following described Lot, piece of Parcel of Land, situate, lying and being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida to wit: Lot 15, of NORTH LAKE COUNTRY ESTATES, UNIT III, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 42, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 13th day of February, 2012. 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. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 410140 ON 3/14,21/2012 PublicNotice PublicNotice PublicNotice NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 2, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2007CA-000232 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which National City Bank, Successor By Merger To Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Amy T. Goding, Bank of America, National Association, Unknown Spouse of Amy T. Goding, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 11th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 3, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE I ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 50 AND 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 2045 SE 9TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida, this 5th day of March, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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. 411883 ON 3/21,28/2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. PublicNotice 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on March 2, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 411905 ON 3/21,28/2012 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 THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTE R 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 THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SE T FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication o f this Notice is: March 14, 2012. HAROLD WAYNE KEEFE R Co-Personal Representative 2201 SE 29th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 CHARLENE MARIE KEEFE R Co-Personal Representative 2201 SE 29th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Law Of ce Of CASSELS & McCALL BY: JOHN D. CASSELS, JR.Attorney for Co-Personal Representative400 NW 2nd Street/P.O. Box 968 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 (863) 763-3131 Fla Bar No: 0261521 412045 ON 3/14,21/2012 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Utah Jazzs gp. 4 Slopeside structure 10 Sodas 14 DDE opponent 15 Dugouts, e.g. 16 Frizzy do 17 *Worm change? 19 Sci-fi saucers 20 Shimmery sushi fish 21 Lush 22 Speck in the sea 24 Lenders product 26 Hardly a tough decision 29 Decelerate 31 Dough dispenser, briefly 32 Craps cube 33 Words before Heres to,Ž perhaps 36 Remain unsettled 37 *Relocation companys cocktail mixers? 41 Without accomplices 42 Didnt run the ball 43 Nice vacation time? 44 Old word of annoyance 46 Twitches 50 Kentuckys state flower 54 Sacroending 55 How Do I LiveŽ singer LeAnn 56 One of a salty seven 58 Architect Saarinen 59 Start of a coconut cocktail name 60 *Court mistake? 63 Former Israeli president Weizman 64 Shoelace holder 65 Canap topper, perhaps 66 Corporate freebie 67 Breaks down in English class? 68 Word usually found in the answers to starred clues DOWN 1 Pooh-bahs 2 Cmon, sport, help me outŽ 3 Cheese from Italys Veneto region 4 IV amounts 5 Hesitating sounds 6 Negatively charged atom 7 Game with scratching 8 Treaty of Rome org. 9 Top at the beach 10 St. __ Girl beer 11 Lawbreaker 12 Dietary needs found in beef 13 Titanic signal 18 Coordinated fan effort at a stadium 23 One of the Warner Brothers 25 Bards instrument 27 Bubbly soothers 28 Wine choice 30 __ favor: seors pleaseŽ 34 According to 35 Retirement org. 36 One on a bike 37 Add an engine to 38 Quick joke 39 Biblical mount 40 Foreign Legion cap 41 Hose filler? 44 Giants first word 45 Arched foot part 47 __ Nevada mountain range 48 Strand on a 22Across49 Made a basket, say 51 Old German money, for short 52 Wickerwork willow 53 Antes precede them 57 On the sheltered side 59 Vim 61 Shaggy Scandinavian rug 62 Sci-fi invaders, for short By Marti DuGuay-Carpenter (c)2011TribuneMediaServices,Inc. 01/25/11 01/25/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OFFICIALNOTICE of the Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. ANNUALMEETING March 24, 2011Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.s 2012 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Osceola Middle School in Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the meeting being to elect trustees, vote on proposed By-law changes, and hear annual officersreports. Registration, Entertainment and Voting will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Business Meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.Join us forgreat entertainment, fun, and prizes including a 2001 CHEVROLETK1500 4X4 forone lucky member!PLAN NOWTO ATTEND! 15 Okeechobee News March 21, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the WeekCentral Elementary School is pleased to announce the names of their selected Students of the Week for the week of March 9 including: Brody Medrano, Adam Thomas, Emilio Gonzalez, Rylie Tucker, Santos Garcia, Jason Jolly, Jeremiah Johnson, Marco Flores, Anahi Calvillo, Emery Soto, Yesell Tinajero, Lee Edouard, Gisselle Medrano, Adrian Corrales, Tifani Gutierrez, Maria Jimenez, Alaiyah Olvera, Collin Jones, Jamari Corde, Sheyla Velasquez, Nataly Solis, Yaire Ayala, Madison Lamb, Levi Hunter, Dylan Cosme, Ada Cobo, Monica Ordonez, Ed Cruz and Alize Merchant. Congratulations to our outstanding Center Elementary School students. Keep up the good work! Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSStudents of the WeekCongratulations to our Osceola Middle School Students of the Week for March 16, going green for St. Patrick’s Day including: Sara Crisino, Abigail Myers, Andrew Harrington, Destani Whaley, Peyton Bowers, Analleli Hernandez, Sergio Pineda, Jakayla Moore, Dylan Boyer, Travis Collins and Haley Land. It’s that time of year when everyone is looking for a GREAT spot to COOL OFF! The Okeechobee County Sports Complex Pool will be open for Spring Break—Tuesday, March 20 – Friday, March 23, from 1–5 p.m. and on Saturday, March 24, from 6-9 p.m. Admission will be $3 per person. Parks and Recreation Pool open during Spring Break

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Pre-Owned Vehicles Under $ 10k (877) Go-Gilbert or (863) 763-3154www.GilbertChevrolet.comSALES : SERVICE & PARTS BODY SHOP Closed Sundays Cruze lease is for 24 months/12,000 miles with $1,995 due at signing. Malibu lease is for 24 mo/12,000 miles with $1,539 due at signing. Volt lease is 36 mo/12,000 miles with $5,000 due at signing. Silverado Reg Cab lease is for 39 mo/10,000 miles with $ 1,995 due at signing. Silverado Ext Cab is 39 mo/12,000 miles with $3,000 due at signing. Equinox lease is 39 mo/12,000 miles with $1,989 due at signing. All prices are plus taxes, tag, and fees Offers assume quali“ed credit. All incentives and rebates to dealer. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. Picture s are for illustration purposes only. Offers expire 3/31/12. 2012 Chevy Cruze $ 149 38 2012 Chevy Equinox $ 229 32 2012 Chevy Malibu $ 179 33 2012 Chevy Volt 350 miles! $ 349 95 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Reg. Cab $ 199 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ext. Cab $ 299 18 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTAuto, Power Windows/Locks, Cruise $ 4,495 1338C 2001 Chrysler PT CruiserAuto, Sunroof, Leather $ 4,995 4956A 2001 Chevy Cavalier 2dr CoupeOnly 50k Miles, Power Windows/Locks $ 5,495 1536B 2004 Volkswagen GTIManual, Power Windows/Locks $ 4,750 1481C 1997 Toyota Paseo ConvertibleManual, 2-Door, AM/FM Radio $ 4,750 1169BTHINKING ABOUT GETTING THAT NEW VEHICLE?ITS YOUR LUCKY DAY MONTH 18 30 Day Price Guarantee on TiresGet the best price in town or well refund the dierence. GM Certied Service 2004 Jeep LibertyPower Locks/Windows/Tilt, Cruise Control $ 6,495 2154A 2003 Chrysler Sebring LimitedConvertible, Leather, Cruise Control $ 5,750 2156B 2000 BMW 323i Sport WagonKeyless Entry, Power Windows, Manual $ 7,750 1275B 16 Okeechobee News March 21, 2012