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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 47 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 11.75 feetLast Year: 11.42 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenFun at the art & music festWho was that masked man? Five-year-old Clay Starling could not disguise his love for the “barrel racing” ride at the Top of the Lake Art & Music Fest on Saturday. The festival, which was held Saturday and Sunday in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee, included a large “Kids Zone” area with arts and crafts activities and games for children, as well as a juried art show and live entertainment. For more, see page 8. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County is already seeing the possible nancial effects of a bill recently signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. On Thursday, March 29, the governor signed into law HB 5301.This legislation withholds counties' half cent sales tax distribution to pay past disputed Medicaid bills. At the last county commission meeting county administrator Robbie Chartier said the county recently received a letter from Hospital Corporation of America, the parent company of Raulerson Hospital. With the letter was a several thousand line report of disputed Medicaid billings going back to 2002 and totalling $1.2 million. Mrs. Chartier said the list exempli ed the problems with the billing system. She said one bill was for a patient who has a Louisiana address. Some of the bills are thousands of dollars. The report will have to be gone over line by line. Medicaid law could be costly to countyOHS band meets fundraising goal ... Page 2 See LAW — Page 8 Okeechobee County Interim Public Safety Director, David McCain announced April 13, 2012 that a countywide burn ban is in effect. In response to the dry conditions, Okeechobee County along with the City of Okeechobee are imposing a city and county-wide burn ban which prohibits the burning of yard trash or other open types of opens res, such as camp res, bon res, burn barrels. It also prohibits reworks and sparklers. However, residential outdoor cooking in a suitable piece of equipment designed to contain the re, ame and heat it generates is allowable. The city and county-wide burn ban is in effect until further notice; based upon conditions which are being monitored on a daily basis. The Division of Forestry is continuing to issue burn permits for acreage on a day-by-day, case-by-case basis. Violation of the burn ban is punishable b y a ne not exceeding $500, imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 60 days, or both ne and imprisonment. For more information contact Okeechobee County Fire Rescue at 763-5544 from 8 a.m. 5 p.m., Monday Friday. Burn ban in effect OHS tennis teams honored ... Pages 22, 23 Magistrate rules on county code violations ... Page 9

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Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly sunny, w ith a high near 85. East southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East southeast wind around 5 mph. Extended ForecastThursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Donations by Congressman Tom Rooney and Publix have allowed the Okeechobee High School Marching band to meet its fundraising goal of over $67,000 so they can take part in the National Memorial Day Parade this year in Washington, D.C. Congressman Rooney donated $3,500 to pay the costs of meals for the 88 members of the band. Rooney had nominated the band for the parade after he watched them in action at the Governor’s Inaugural Parade in J anuary, 2011. Band Boosters President Robert Orr said the parents, students, and boosters worked diligently all year to meet their fundraising goal. The goal originally had been $60,000 but the actual cost of the trip was over $67,000. “I feel really good. We met our goal for the trip to Washington, D.C. The people of Okeechobee have warm hearts. The donations have just been overwhelming,” he said. Orr said the support of the community has really exceeded expectations for the fund raiser. “Thank you from our heart. The commitment of the parents, students and the directors of the band really supported us,” he added. In recent weeks, the Seminole Tribe of Florida donated $3,000 and Center State Bank presented a check of $1,000 to the band at their grand opening. Bubba’s Redneck Yacht Club hosted a BBQ and poker tournament and raised over $1,300. Orr said the band boosters want to thank everyone who made this dream a reality for the band. This week the band boosters and Seacoast National Bank will hold a Thank You Okeechobee party at the bank’s branch on South Parrott Avenue. They will wash cars and provide a free breakfast and lunch to visitors on Saturday, April 21. If you open an account at the bank, a donation of $25 will be made to the band. The band will bring some of their nearly 40-year-old equipment to the party to show the community the need to replace and or repair these well-worn instruments. The band also received a generous grant from the Children Services Council to host a rst ever summer camp for all middle school and high school students. Information on this event will be forthcoming. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 2 Okeechobee News April 18, 2012 OHS Band meets $67K goal, will travel to D.C. Blood drive date changeThe Friday, April 20, Walgreen’s blood drive is being re-scheduled to April 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. This will cancel the Publix drive originally set for that date. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOHS band members celebrate reaching their fund raising goal for the Washington, DC trip. In the photo are Lauren Fusco, Louie Perdomo, Pedro Zapata, Tyler Chartier, Nicolas Suarez, Savannah Simpson, Joey Bunker, Caitlyn Wilson, Ryan Reister, Vanessa Watt, Keegan Simmons and Denise Holines. Publix Store Manager Steve Lafferty (right), presents a check to OHS Band Director Clint LaFlam and OHS Band Boosters President Robert Orr (left). Okeechobee Forecast

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4224 Highway 441 S. Okeechobee 4224 Highway 441 S. Okeechobee www. www. okeechobeedodgechryslerjeep okeechobeedodgechryslerjeep .com .com 863-357-0500 863-357-0500 HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am -7pm Sat. 9am 5pm Closed Sun Jeep Jeep Grand Grand Cherokee Cherokee 2011 Dodge Dakota 2010 Chevy Aveo 2008 Chevy Cobalt LS 2009 Saturn Aura XE 2011 Chevy Impala LTZ 2008 Dodge Nitro SLT 2011 Dodge Avenger 2010 Chrysler Sebring LX 2011 Mitsubishi Galant(All prices,and payments, include every available rebate Chrysler is offering, must qualify for all rebates). All payments bas ed on a credit score of 700 or higher w/$2000 down @72 months.$13,995$10,995$19,995$13,995$17,995$15,995$15,995$15,995 $16,995 nathan nathan liscomb liscomb collins collins duke duke penny penny farmer farmer bauer bauer david david james james steve steve molnar molnar NEW 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SELIST $20,543$19,997new 2012 Chrysler 200 new 2012 Chrysler 200 $ $ LIST $22,728$18,997NEW 2012 Grand Cherokee Laredo N E W 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 G r r a a a n n d d C C C C h e r r o o k k k e e e e e L a r r r e d o LIST $31,435$27,947NEW 2012 Ram 3500 Crew Cab SLT 4X4 dIESEL d d I I E S E LIST $56,398$46,997new 2012 ram 2500 Crew cab st 4X4 w 2 0 1 2 r r a a m 2 2 5 5 0 0 C C r r e w c c c a b b s t t 4 4 X X 4 LIST $37,903$30,997new 2012 ram 1500 crew cab n e w 2012 ram 1500 crew cab NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW LIST $33,133$26,4972012 Dodge Journey SXT$21,995 20 0 1 12 D D od ge J J ou ou rn rn ey ey SX SX T T 20 0 08 08 D D od od ge ge N N it it ro ro S S LT LT 2 20 10 C h hr hr ys le r r S Se br br i in g L LX 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited$18,495 Un li m mi mi te d g g g g g PRE-OWNED SPECIALS PRE-OWNED SPECIALS ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLYLoaded, extra sharp, low miles1 Owner, only 12,000 miles, like new. A steal at Fully Equipped! Crew cab. Auto full power pkg., nice truck All the toys, at a very low price!2008 Chevy Suburban$26,995 ONLY ONLYLow miles, mint condition, a steal at Low miles, priced to move Loaded, extra clean, only 26k miles Auto a/c up to 40mpg Auto Full Pwr pkg, up to 35 MPG Leather, loaded, very clean, low miles 4x4, low miles MONTH $17300 O O R R MONTH $27600 O O R R MONTH $29300 O O R R MONTH $30200 O O R R MONTH $32700 O O R R MONTH $36200 O O R R MONTH $44800 O O R R MONTH $22500 O O R R MONTH $22500 O O R R MONTH $25900 O O R R MONTH $25900 O O R R MONTH $25900 O O R R 3 Okeechobee News A pril 18, 2012

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Z immerman I truly don’t think Zimmerman meant t o kill the Martin kid but he sure did make a number of bad choices that let up to the killing. It is going to be very interesting to s ee how this unfolds and the reactions of all involved.  The Stand Your Ground law just re-afrms that a man or woman has no duty to retreat where there is an imminent fear of death or bodily harm. The rate of justi able homicides may be up but the rate of violent c rime decreased 23 percent from 2005 to 2010 according to the FBI.  Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder. That makes him the aggress or, therefore, there is no stand your ground in this case. The liberal press is pushing this t o get the law changed.  Because Zimmerman is pleading not guilty and claiming he acted in self defense, t he Stand Your Ground law could come into t he discussion in the trial. His attorneys had mentioned that—of course they quit so who knows what his new attorneys will do.  His attorneys quit before he was c harged, it’s a whole different ball game now.  Why isn’t there public outrage over t he elderly woman in Oklahoma who was b eaten to death during a home invasion robb ery? Where are the protestors?  Why isn’t there public outrage over the little 12-year-old girl in Palm Beach County w ho was shot recently, or any of the other innocent victims who have been wounded or killed in gang-related violence? Why aren’t people marching about that and demanding that something be done to stop t his violence?Box tops for education Does anyone know of a class (or s chool) collecting Boxtops For Education? I j ust hate to throw them away if they can be a bene t to someone.  I think all of the elementary schools collect them. Osceola Middle School also collects Boxtops for Education.  If anyone collects for your schools you can also go to the boxtops for education website and do different things to earn boxtops for your favorite school you just put in what school you want and it goes in their account. I have saved them for years for Central. Even though my kids have graduated I still do it.Relay for Life The 2012 Relay for Life was a great success, overcame some challenges throughout the event but as usual the show went on. Congrats to all the teams that participated and won prizes and certi cates, this Relay wouldn’t have been possible without all the team participation and the sponsorships that we received. Thanks again, and am looking forward to a bigger and better Relay next year.School dances Years ago, the middle school put on a normal spring dance that cost $5, but the students and their parents wanted a prom type affair. The school did not want to support such an event, so for many years, parents of each class would sponsor the dance which the kids often called a prom. This dance was not a school event. My kids attended years ago. Just reporting the history, not defending it. The cost of $25 supports the costs for renting the place and so forth. I remember the hiring of an of cer for security since no teachers or principals attended.Band trip We are very happy to announce that the Brahman Band has met its goal. We have raised over $70,000 for the trip to Washington, D.C. and beyond that we have raised more money to host Band Camp for ALL middle and high school students this summer. The camp is being funded through a grant from the Children’s Services Council. This has never been done before! We are so proud of our community and those who have stepped forward to make this trip of a lifetime possible for our students. Home care helps reduce medical costsIntent on reducing health care costs, new Medicare regulations are seeking to lower hospital readmission rates. That means home care—which has grown in popularity over that last two decades—will be relied upon on even more to usher patients through that critical transition period to recovery. The advantages home care offers opposed to extended hospital stays goes beyond minimizing patient exposure to infections. Patient recovery bene ts tremendously from being in a familiar environment, going through established patterns and having family members closer at hand. For victims of heart failure, post-hospital care is nothing short of life-saving. A 2012 report by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that Americans who’ve suffered heart failure and related conditions averaged the shortest hospital stints—three days—when compared to 15 other countries. Yet some news reports nd U.S. heart failure patients also face a 68 percent higher risk of hospital readmission. To reduce that rate, Visiting Nurse Association of Florida—which started 35 years ago and now serves Okeechobee (as well as owns and operates Grand Oaks assisted living community) and 16 other counties across the state—institutes several safeguards. Even after home treatment completes, we remain in contact with patients for up to a year—emphasizing preventive measures and making sure they monitor their weight, diet, medication and habits. To ensure thei r participation, we equip our patients with self-monitoring tools such as a scale, bloodpressure cuff, medicine box and peddler to measure a raised heart rate. While patient comfort and recovery remain paramount, home health care also offers strong scal appeal, lowering the overall cost of health care because of the minimal cost compared to around-the-clock institutional care. A 2007 study by the Washington, D.C.,-based National Association for Hom e Care & Hospice put the average hospital stay per day at $5,765 versus $132 per hom e health visit. With some 8,000 Americans turning 65 every day, the need for experienced, effective, ef cient—and compassionate—care is vital. And for best nursing and healing patients through their pain and back to health, there really is no place like home. Donald Crow CEO of the VNA of FloridaOHS students visit EnglandDear employees of the Okeechobe e News, Thank you for all your help in getting my students to England this Spring Break. Your advertising for our fundraisers helped us to be able to reach our goals and have a fantastic trip. We’ve been enjoying our time here in England and we owe much of that to you. Thank you, Melissa Hargis Okeechobee High School April 18, 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! Special to the Okeechobee New s Ms. Hargis sent this postcard to the Okeechobee News from England while sh e and the students were visiting. This is a view of Piccadilly Circus in London.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A pril 18, 2012 The Westside Christian Church located at 8082 Hwy. 70 W. in Okeechobee is a traditional Christian Church spreading God’s Love and teaching God’s w ord. They would like to invite you to join us for W orship Services on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and Bible Study on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. Westside Christian Church will host Tom Shelton in concert on A pril 18, at 6 p.m. Tom Shelton will share God’s Love through Gospel Music. Please come enjoy an evening of praise and worship. For more information you can call 863467-2278. Dr. Charles Gauldin, Associate Professor of Religion at Southeastern University in Lakeland, will be the guest speaker at Fountain of Life Church, on Sunday, April 22 at the 11 a.m. service. Dr. Charles Gauldin is head of the Masters Degree Programs at Southeastern University. He is a renowned bible scholar and evangelist. Fountain of Life is located at 1302 S.W. 32nd St. in Okeechobee. Call for more information at 863-763-8945 or 863801-1297. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join us at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, 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. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. They will meet on April 22, at 2 p.m. in Room 101 (the conference room). For more information, call 863-763-5042. 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, dobro, 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, Ton y Delagall of the Building Committee at 863801-1716 or treasurer Willie Welch at 863697-697-8924. A “Faith Community Nurse” basic preparation course and retreat will be offered b y 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 and have an experience of a life-time. For more information, call 561-379-1972 or go online to www.ihwassoc.org.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Churches plan special programs and events Okeechobee County School Board honors ag groups at meeting Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyA fully restored 1970 Ford Tractor was on display before the Okeechobee County School Board meeting on April 10. A group of FFA students at Yearling Middle School were honored, along with their parents, for the hard work they put into the project. At its April 10 Board meeting, the Okeechobee School Board honored the Yearling Middle School FFA Tractor Restoration Team of Gordie Morgan of Florida Flywheelers, Coach and sponsor Malisssa Morgan, Tristan Anderson, Jarred Corby, Robbie Jolly, Jarred Morgan, Josey Pearce, Jacqueline Phares, Jared Phares, Coach Buddy Mills and Carol Ann Lundy. The Yearling Middle School FFA Dairy Evaluation Team and 2012 (R-L) Sarah Jansen, Cady McGehee, Jacob McGehee, John McGehee and Coach Teresa McGehee, were honored at the April 10 School Board meeting. (Left to right) Members of the Okeechobee High School Ag Mechanics Team that advanced to State Competition this year. Carlos Villalpando, Arturo Salas, Curtis Evans and Cody Casperson, honored at the April 10 Board meeting.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Carmen Garcia, 85OKEECHOBEE — Carmen Garcia, age 85, died at home surrounded by loving family on Saturday, April 14, 2012. She was born July 16, 1926, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1968. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Carmen was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil T. Garcia. She is survived by sons, Jesus (Linda) Garcia, Gilbert (Marlena) Garcia, Joe (Zoila) Garcia, all of Okeechobee, Louis (Juanita) Garcia of Pahokee, Rudy (Vicki) Garcia, Jerry (Marta) Garcia, and Richard (Terry) Garcia, all of Okeechobee; daughters, Angie Sweat, Rosa (Reynaldo) Nieto, Alma (Andy) Maldanado, Norma (Rafael) Castilleja, all of Okeechobee; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 19, 2012, from 5 until 7 p.m. with the funeral service being held Friday, April 20, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. 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. Jack R. Cole, 84SUNBURY, Ohio — Jack R. Cole, age 84, of Sunbury passed away Easter Sunday morning at his winter residence in Okeechobee, Fla. He was born July 27, 1927, in Columbus, Ohio, to Raymond F. and Muriel Beard Cole. A local resident since 1969, he was a World W ar II Navy Veteran and retired as Lieutenant from the Columbus Police Force. He was a member of the Hiram Masonic Lodge #18 and w as past Master of the Ashley Masonic Lodge. He and his wife spent winter months in Okeechobee since 1990. He enjoyed shing, hunting, and playing cards, and was a member of the Stantontown Advent Christian Church as well as the Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by daughter, Janet (Tim) Hawxhurst of Columbus; son, Tommy (Sharon) Cole of Marengo; and step-children, Beverly (Bill) Carr, and Ronald Denney of Columbus; ten grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred in 2009; a twin brother, Richard; and a sister, Betty Corso. A Memorial Service will be 1:30 p.m., Sunday, A pril 22, at the Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Bible League International, 3801 Eagle Nest Drive, Crete, IL 60417 or to the American Heart A ssociation, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214. To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit www.RodmanNeeper.comRalph Henry Buchheit Jr., 59OKEECHOBEE — Ralph “Buzzy” Henry Buchheit Jr., age 59, of Okeechobee, passed away April 13, 2012. He was born Dec. 31, 1952, in Brownsville, Pa. He loved his family, music, Steelers, history and Jesus. Mr. Buchheit was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his wife, Pam; children, Diana of Naples, Ralph “Ralphie” III of Naples, Kari (Ricky) of Woodridge, Ill., David (Cassie) of Sanford, Fla., Vanessa of Woodridge, Ill., Sarah of Woodridge, Ill., and Ralph “Hank” IV of Okeechobee; father, sisters, many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends, seven grandchildren; one greatgrandchild. A gathering will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee. Friends are encouraged to bring their guitars. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to the family to offset nal expenses. Friends may sign the guest book at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. Shirley Lydia Shelton, 82OKEECHOBEE — Shirley Lydia Shelton, 82, passed away at home peacefully, Sunday afternoon, April 15, 2012. She was born in Pekin, Ill., Aug. 9, 1929. She has been a resident of Okeechobee for 15 years. She was a member of Eastern Stars in Hollywood, Fla. Her husband, J.M., has been waiting for his wife for fourteen y ears. God has rejoined them. God Bless. You are together again. Mom y ou will be missed so much. She is survived by her daughter, Lavon (Bonnie) Neal; her son, Duane C. Bowman and wife Linda; sisters, Eunice, Margie Vogelsang, Jean w eigand; and brother, Dick Lohnes. She had ve grandchildren, Brenda Scee, Tara McKenna, Renee Box, Duane Bowman Jr., and Richard Bowman. She had nine great-grandchildren, Chad Scee, Cody Scee, Austin J. Scee, Richard Creter, Brittany Box, Anthony Hernandez, Alex C. Hernandez, Travis R. McKenna Jr.(T.J),Mellisa; and two great-granddaughters, Andrea Marie Vivar, and Summer C. Scee. Funeral services, with the ladies of the Eastern Star, will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Fred Hunter Funeral Home, Taft St., Hollywood, w here a viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Burial w ill follow. Ronald HetlingBUCHANAN, Ga. — Ronald Hetling of Buchanan, formerly of Okeechobee, Fla., passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., July 26, 1937, son of the late Henry Edward Hetling and Lillian Schueler Garner. Mr. Hetling was employed by the Haralson County Sheriff’s Department and retired as the Chief Criminal Investigator. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean Con ict and a member of the Benedict Baptist Church in Cedartown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Edward Hetling. Survivors include his wife, Ef e Spears Hetling of Buchanan; children, William ‘Bill’ and Regina Hetling, Bremen, Sue and Jeff Stone, Muscadine, Alabama, Melissa Hetling and Odell Smith of Buchanan; step-children, Pam and Mike McGinnis, Tallapoosa, Donna and Shawn Lowery of Buchanan, Paula and Scott Pope, Buchanan, Ken and Holly Jeffers, Buchanan; a brother, Dale Hetling of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Anthony Hetling, Eddie Hetling, C. J. Hetling, Zach Stone and Sonya Harper; four greatgrandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. Services were Tuesday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Hightower Funeral Home with Reverend Allen Wilburn, Mr. Kenneth Spearman and Sheriff Eddie Mixon of ciating. Music was furnished by Harold McWhorter, Peggy and Tia Agan, Tom Crawford on Bagpipes and Jeff Stone. The grandsons, C. J. Hetling, Eddie Hetling, Anthony Hetling, Bryon McGinnis, Corey Robinson and Connor Jeffers served as pallbearers. The Haralson County Sheriff’s Department, Jim Fragetti and Jim Dilworth served as honorary pallbearers. Interment followed in Buchanan City Cemetery with Military Honors. Share your thoughts and memories in our guestbook at WWW.hightowerfuneralhome.com. Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen is in charge of the arrangements. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News April 18, 2012 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Hospice to host April yard sale Hospice of Okeechobee is having a yard sale on April 18 and 19, from 8 a.m.-noon.CAA meeting announcementThe quarterly meeting of the Treasure Coast Community Action Agency Advisory Board will be held on Wednesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Community Services Of ce located at 437 North 7th Street (Corner of 7th Street and Ave. D, Fort Pierce. For information call 772-462-1777.Moose Happenings announcedThe Okeechobee Moose Lodge #1753 located at 159 NW 36th Street will hold a Fish Fry on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. Ra y and the guys will be frying sh, hush puppies and more. Donations gladly accepted. Donations will go towards Moose Charities.Eagles North to host BingoCome join us for Bingo on Wednesday, April 18 Eagles North, 9985 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee starting at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE Community Bene t Fund.North Moose to hold Fish FryThe North Moose Lodge, 159 Nw 36th St will have a sh fry on Wednesday at 6 p.m. (donations accepted). Karaoke, hosted b y Danny and Kathy, will begin at 6 p.m. Proceeds go towards Moose charities.Cowboys for Christ to meetCowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet Thursday, April 19 at the Basinger Community Center. A pot luck supper will begin at 6 p.m. followed by services at 7 p.m. The Judy Family of Bushnel will be the featured guests. For more information, call Doyle McDuf e at 863-763-2285.Democratic Executive Committee to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will be holding a very important meeting on Thursday, April 19 beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of Bee f O’Brady’s. At this meeting we will accept delegate applications for the Florida Democratic Convention being held in Tampa the rst weekend of June. If any Okeechobee Democrat is interested in running for the two slots, this application must be lled out and submitted prior to April 27. There will be a statewide caucus voting on Saturday, Ma y 5, at the Okeechobee Public Library from 9 a.m. until noon for the purpose of electing these delegates. We will also be trained and certi ed to be able to register voters, so if anyone wants to be able to volunteer to register voters, you need to be at this meeting. Hope to see all interested Democrats at this meeting! Community Events

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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. Cowboys’ BBQ & Steak Co Join us for our Annual Tailgate Party Friday April 20, starting at 5pm Featuring Music by Tom Jackson Band at 8pm Vendors • Music • Drinks Our Famous Country Store • Dunk Tank Come by early and sign up for our Hot Dog & Pie Eating Contest. 7 Okeechobee News A pril 18, 2012 On Wednesday March 28, Seniors Versus Crime Program members met in Boynton Beach for their annual meeting. Besides the usual discussion of different types of scams making their way through area communities, Seniors Versus Crime Executive Director Don Revenna presented an award to Okeechobee Area Volunteers Colleen Hollett and Joanie Moffatt with plaques for their combined fourteen years service to the program. Mrs. Hollett and Mrs. Moffatt had been with the Okeechobee of ce since it opened February 7, 2005. For their years of service Director Revenna, in closing the ceremony stated a wish for these two Volunteers Extraordinaire. "May your retirement be like the experience of a kid being out of school for the summer early but the summer never ends." Mrs. Hollett gave a big grin since her rst retirement came after years as a school teacher. While the Okeechobee Senior Versus Crime of ce is losing two of its founding members the of ce remains open and ready for business. Anyone interested in volunteering in this of ce, or feel they have been victimized can call 863-763-7924 or visit the of ce at 1551 C NW 24th Drive Okeechobee. 34973 on Tuesdays from 10a.m. until 2 p.m. Seniors Versus Crime is a special project of the Florida Attorney General. For immediate program information, consumer inquiries, consumer complaints, or to schedule a consumer seminar, you may call the number listed above or call 1-800203-3099. You may also visit our web site at www.seniorsvscrime.com. Seniors vs. Crime Program members honored Incumbent Congressman Tom Rooney kicked off his campaign for the newly redrawn District 17 on Wednesday, April 4, at Gilchrist Park located in Punta Gorda. District 17 includes Okeechobee, Highlands, Glades, Charlotte, Desoto, Hardee, Polk, Manatee, Hillsborough, Sarasota, and Lee counties. Congressman Rooney currently serves as the leader on the House Agriculture Committee and chairman of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry. Mr. Rooney is a strong advocate for Florida agriculture. He also serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Intelligence Committee. Tom Rooney kicks off campaign for district Okeechobee News/ Diana WhitehallGuest speakerThe Thursday, April 12, Kiwanis meeting was held at The Lodge at the Lake Family Restaurant. In the picture left to right are Cortney Crews, Kiwanis member and Family Support Worker for Healthy Families who introduced Carolyn Moses, Program Manager (center) for Healthy Families Okeechobee who was the speaker and Greg Thogersen, Kiwanis President. Carolyn talked to the Kiwanis members about Healthy Families, Martin-Okeechobee, a division of Helping People Succeed, Inc. They offer support services to families who may experience stress in their lives, because babies don’t come with instructional manuals. Healthy Families is also a parenting program for child abuse and neglect to help the very young/teenagers especially through home visits to promote positive parent-child relationships, healthy child development and links to health and other community resources families may need. For more information, you may email Healthy Families in Martin County at cmoses@hpslf.org or in Okeechobee County email mvalls@hps .org. Cat needs a new homeBoots, a female cat is 6 yrs old and needs a new home. Her owner died recently and she was brought to the shelter. Spay and vaccinations are included in the adoption fee of $125. Boots is 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 863-3571104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Homes are also needed to “foster” animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Ray WorleyFrom left to right are: Seniors Versus Crime Executive Director Don Revenna, Okeechobee SVC Volunteer Colleen Hollett. Receiving the award for Joanie Moffatt is Okeechobee SVC Volnteer Ray Worley. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pet Rescue

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 8 Okeechobee News April 18, 2012 “We are being billed for things that aren’t ours,” Mrs. Chartier said. She said she was planning on meeting with hospital administrator Robert Lee to talk about the billing system and how to eliminate future problems. “They want to get paid just as much as we don’t want to get billed,” she added. “I’m not denying the county owes money,” the administrator said in an earlier interview, “and we will pay what we owe.” However, she went on to say, “They send us bills that don’t meet their criteria for payment. For Okeechobee County Medicaid payments to the state are expected to jump from $319,815 in scal year 2010/2011 to an estimated $688,369 in scal year 2012/2013. LAWContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenIn the Kids ZoneThe Top of the Lake Art & Music Fest, held Saturday and Sunday in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee, featured plenty for the kids to do, in the Kids Zone area of the park. Among the activities were arts and crafts projects (above), a bowling game (at left) and a bean bag toss game based on the “Operation” board game. Eagles to host dinner nightCome join the group on Friday, April 20 at Eagles North, 9985 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee for steak dinner night with music by Al Jones. Proceeds to bene t FOE Community Bene t Fund.Cypress Hut Eagles host dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles will host dinner night with steak, sh or shrimp dinners ranging in price from $8-$12 per plate on Friday, April 20, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Music will be by XXL Karaoke. All proceeds will support Community Charity Fund. Public is welcome.Martha’s House plans Candlelight vigil Martha’s House will host a Candle Light Vigil for victims/survivors of Sexual Assault on April 20 7 p.m. at 4134 Hwy 441 North, Martha’s House Outreach Services Of ce. For more information you may contact Shirlean Graham at 863-763-2893.Congressman Rooney to have town hall meetingCongressman Tom Rooney will have a town hall meeting and dinner on Saturday, April 21 at 5 p.m. The talk will be hosted by VFW Post 10539, located at 3912 U.S. Hwy. 441 S.E. The meeting will be followed by a dinner catered by Golden Corral (your choice of prime rib or chicken). The cost of the meal is $12 with proceeds going to Veterans & Families Unmet Needs Program. Congressman Rooney sits on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Armed Services, both programs vital to our community. This is open to the public, come and participate. Call 863763-2308 with questions.Golf tourney plannedBubba’s Redneck Yacht Club 4th Annual Golf Tournament April 21. at Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Registration 7 a.m.Tee Time 8 a.m. Proceeds bene ting local charities and OHS Scholarships. For more info call: 863-634-0577.Mentor Day plannedCommunities in Schools-PAL will host National PAL Mentoring Day on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Flagler Park #4 on State Road 70 in downtown Okeechobee. The event will include family fun activities, a water balloon toss, hula hoop contest, music and more. For more information, please call Cortney, Jill or Amanda at 863-462-5125, ext 128 or 863-634-0870. Community Events

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Managing for longbeardsBy Tony YoungFWC Whether you oversee a large tract of land or own a smaller parcel, there are many w ildlife management techniques you can use to help attract wild turkeys to your property. Wild turkeys, like white-tailed deer, are referred to as “edge species,” because of their need for more than one type of habitat. Most of the time, with large tracts of land, this isn’t a problem because the vast landscape is diverse enough. But in the case of small-acreage, one-habitat properties, it’s up to you as the landowner to create varied, preferred habitats if you expect turkeys to use the property. For optimal turkey habitat, half of your property should be in mature forests and the other half in early-succession “openings,” such as elds, clearcuts or forests having between 40 and 60 square feet per basal area. Basal area is a measurement used to determine the density of trees per acre. Land that falls into the 40-60 basal range has 40 to 60 average-sized (13.5 inches in diameter at the base) pine trees per acre. To create even better and more varied habitats for turkeys, you should offer “differing age classes” of forests and early-successional areas—and make prescribed burning a big part of your management plan. Harvest pine trees on a different section of your land on a 10-year cycle, so that after a few decades, the property consists of several sections with trees of varying sizes (ages). Early-succession habitat can be achieved on “plantation-cut” areas with a 40-60 basal count, because the trees are spaced out enough for sunlight to penetrate the forest oor, where frequent re enables new growth of succulent woody ornamentals, native wiregrass and goldenrod. It also is important to keep any hardwood hammocks, drains, ravines, bottoms, wetlands and other unique habitats intact and free from timbering. Hardwoods are an essential element of wild turkey management. Thick hardwood lowlands provide travel corridors that turkeys and deer use extensively. If there’s not any water on the property and you have the nancial means to do so, dig a pond. Turkeys, as well as all other critters, need water to drink, so if you have that, then you have yet one more piece of the turkey-management puzzle. “Buffer” strips of native grasses and woody ornamentals should be left unmowed. Hens require this thick understory cover for nesting. When possible, prescribed burning should be applied that allows for a low, woody component to be scattered throughout most of the timber stands. Periodically lengthening your burning rotations will give you this desired effect and help provide suitable nesting habitat. In Florida, most hens begin to lay their eggs in late March or early April, but the nesting season can extend through June. After all the eggs are laid, they take about 25 days to hatch. Therefore, if you can, you may want to limit burning or mowing of preferred nesting habitat through August. Good brood habitat should hold food in the form of seeds, insects (an invaluable protein source) and tender, new-growth vegetation for young poults to feed upon throughout the summer. It should consist of 1to 3-foot-tall grass and weeds open enough to enable the young poults to move about, yet dense enough to provide cover from predators. There is great interest nationally in the planting of food plots for wildlife, including for turkeys. Within extensive closed-off canopy forested areas, food plots and/or game feeders are essential to keeping turkeys on your property. Where an open forest structure is maintained by adequate timber thinning and the use of re, such supplemental feeding is not as necessary because there is enough natural “browse” vegetation on which game can feed. Food plots are a lot more cost-effective at feeding game than using feeders on moderate-sized pieces of property. In cases of smaller tracts, perhaps where food plots can’t be utilized because the landscape is all lowland and you have a closed canopy, game feeders lled with corn or soybeans are your only option for attracting turkeys. Once the decision has been made to create food plots, you need to know where to put them, how big and what shape to make them and what to plant. The best ones are long and narrow rectangular shapes that follow the contour of the land. When possible, create food plots where the length (longest part) runs east to west. That way, the planted crops will receive the most direct sunlight. For tips on food plots, go to your local IFAS Extension of ce or, online, visit http:/ / edis.ifas.u .edu/ag140. Tony Young has many years of experience managing turkeys, deer and timber on private properties in the Panhandle. He’s an avid turkey hunter, and before he was the media relations coordinator for the Florid a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Hunting and Game Management, he worked seven years for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Okeechobee News A pril 18, 2012 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 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 Outta’ the Woods 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).  Eric Quiroz, 23, of N.W. 46th Avenue, w as arrested April 16 on a felony charge of child abuse. OCSO Deputy B. Potter was the arresting of cer.  Kevin Wayne Kress, 36, of Ocala, was arrested on April 16 on charges of amended Violation of Probabtion (VOP)-uttering a forged instrument, VOP-grand theft and V OP-forgery. No bond was set. OCSO Cpl. A ric Majere was the arresting of cer.  Warner Rahmin Cordell, 33, of N.E. 14th A venue, was arrested April 13 and charged w ith VOP-child abuse. No bond was set. OSCO Cody Hurst was the arresting of cer.  Tanoris Jones, 16, of Northeast 16th A venue, was arrested April 13 on charges of sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine w ith intent to sell. Bond was set at $20,000. OCSO Cpl. C. Hans was the arresting of cer.  Michael Wayne Easton, 35, of S.W. Second Avenue, was arrested April 13 and charged with traf cking in oxycodone. Bond was set at $100,000. OCSO Deputy Ronald Brown was the arresting of cer.  Christopher Jordan Webb, 21, of Riverview, was arrested April 14 and charged with DUI. OCSO Cpl. Randy Thomas was the arresting of cer. Bond was set at $500.  Charles Edward Morris, 38, of N.W. Second Street, was arrested April 14 and charged with DUI. Bond was set at $500. OCSO Deputy William Jolly was the arresting of cer.  Yvette Gordils, 44, of U.S. Hwy 441 S.E. was arrested April 15 on a Glades County warrant on charge of aggravated battery. 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 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Lois Nichols ruled on only one case during a hearing held Tuesday afternoon, April 17. On Feb. 27 code enforcement of cer Beth Albert cited Marta Sherwood for trash, debris, mechanical parts, scraps and tires on her 878 N.W. 113th Drive property. As of the morning of April 16 the code enforcement of cer said that signi cant progress had been made in cleaning up the property. However, it was still not in compliance. Therefore the special magistrate gave Ms. Sherwood until May 10 to come into compliance or face a possible ne of up to $250 a day for every day of noncompliance. In the only other case on the agenda, there was a question as to the legal owner of the property. At the request of county attorney Laura McCall, that case was tabled until the proper owner could be determined.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Special magistrate enforces county property clean up Chamber Concealed Weapons Permit ClassThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee is hosting a Concealed Weapons Permit Class on Thursday, April 19 at the Hampton Inn from 7 to 9 pm. Range training will be conducted on the following Saturday morning. The cost of the class is $30, and a concealed weapon permit package will be provided to each participant. You do not need to own a gun to attend class. Preregistration and prepayment is required at the time of registration. Register online at www.OkeechobeeBusiness.com. Go to calendar of events and click on the April 19 Concealed Weapons Permit Class. Then follow instructions to register online. You may also complete a registration form at Hampton Inn. If you should have additional questions, please contact the Chamber at terry@OkeechobeeBusiness. com or 863-467-6246.

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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 HEALTHCARE Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility€Specialized Wound Care €Full Time Medical Director €Dialysis Support €Alzheimers Support Groups €Intravenous Therapy €Resident & Family Council Groups €Specialized HIV Care €Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy €24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing €Therapeutic Activities€ Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O € 230 South Barfield Hwy € Pahokee561-924-5561€ www.floridacare.net Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton 120 BEDSCaring for Those You Care About 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 e Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session GYNECOLOGIST 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.net 863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL S. Scott Tapper, M.D., F.A.C.S.Board Certi ed General Vascular SurgeonSpecializing in the Removal of Varicose Veins Minimally Invasive In Of ce Procedure Performed more than 1500 Endo Venous Laser Ablation procedures Insurance Accepted beforeafter2169 S.E. Ocean Blvd. Stuart772-286-5501symmetrylaservein.com UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 MRI OKEECHOBEES FINEST OPEN MRI115 NE 3rd St. Suite A863-824-6736SPECIALTYTRAINED/BOARD CERTIFIED RADIOLOGISTSThe Best is Right Here! OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE 2 Blocks North of CVSDrugstore The 2011 – 2012 Medical Information Guide is available online specialsections.newszap.com Advertise in the Medical Directory! Call 863-763-3134 Advertise today!Call 863-763-3134 Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com FAMILY MEDICINE HEALTH By Nancy Dennis Client TestimonialI am a winter Okeechobee resident down from Kentucky. When I came down in January I was unhealthy, overweight, had high blood pressure and diabetes. I have always had bad eating habits with no willpower and have never been able to stick to any diet. All this changed since joining Physicians Weight Loss Center. I woke up one one day saying Today is going to be a changing day in my life.Ž I lost 48 pounds in 12 weeks!! The staff at PWLC provided motivation and support along with the encouragement of my husband. I am heading back to Kentucky almost 50 lbs lighter, healthier and off all my diabetic medications. I cant wait for my family back home to see the NEW me! If you want to lose weight, I highly recommend you start on this program... IT WORKS!!! Remember Nothing tastes as good as looking thin feels!Ž Call 863.357.9967 for your free consultation! Physicians Weight Loss Center is located at 414 S. Parrott Ave. in Okeechobee, FL. Nancy Dennis Lost 48 pounds in 12 Weeks! Submitted Photo/ Physicians Weight Loss Centers Nancy Dennis lost 48 pounds in 12 weeks! 12 Okeechobee News Okeechobee News April 18, 2012 13

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Fossilized insects, skeletons, and shells w ere some of the items discovered in Coquina during a 7th Grade science class taught by Mr. Geeting at Yearling Middle School. Since March 9, the science students have been investigating the past. The students w ere intrigued to learn how the carcass of an animal could change into a skeleton and then, over time and under immense pressure, become fossilized. The students studied the effects of heat through volcanic action and pressure over time. Through a series of pictures and informational articles found on Promethean Planet, the students learned that scientists could excavate a fossil site and create a replica of the fossilized animal from a small piece such as the bone of one leg. After this course of study, the students applied their knowledge. They became the investigating scientists. Pieces of Coquina were provided to pairs of students. Through collaboration with another YMS science teacher, it was discovered that Coquina is usually over a million years old. The students picked away the rock to uncover the fossilized bugs, worms, skeletons and shells. Students quickly discovered that they could not pull the items out but had to patiently scrape the rock away from the fossil. After most of the rock was chipped away, the fossilized items were soaked overnight. The students returned the next day, able to gently brush the sandy rock away to completely uncover their fossil. Y MS Science class investigates the past 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Kay Mullins Inaugural Memorial Kay Mullins Inaugural Memorial Golf Tournament Please contact Samantha Mullins Vandegrift at 863.634.4077 or Bubba Mullins at 863.447.1741 for more information Register for tournament at Pro Register for tournament at Pro Shop by calling 863.763.6228 Shop by calling 863.763.6228 On day of tournament, submit fees: On day of tournament, submit fees: Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Sponsorship Opportunities: Tee Box $75 • Green $75 Tee Box and Green $125Make sponsorship check payable to: Kay Mullins Memorial Scholarship Mail to: 2319 SW 21st Street Okeechobee, FL 34974Sponsorship Fees Due April 27Okeechobee Golf and Country Club 8am Shotgun Start$200 per 4 person team or $50 per person • Scramble formatMay 5 Lunch provided • 50/50 raf e • Door Prizes Prizes: 1st Place $500 2nd Place $300 3rd Place $200 14 Okeechobee News April 18, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCSOSpecial Olympics Torch RunOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Third Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics was held on Saturday. Pictured left to right are: Sean Wade, Alex Boone, (hidden-Jamie Parker), Samantha Johnson, Carolyn Sult, Leonard Bain, James Kennedy, Bill Bailey and Craig Webb. Special Olympics athletes, with their own torches, met Law Enforcement personnel at the Publix entrance and together made their way through the parking lot. Once this lap was complete they were met with applause, from the community. Sheriff May presented a check to Special Olympic Director George King; and lastly the Special Olympic athletes were presented with a trophy for their participation. Runners are members of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce SRT Team, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, and Seminole Police Department. Monies raised by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce was a little over $5400. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSStudents in Mr. Geeting’s science class try to nd fossils in rock.

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Two Okeechobee residents among outstanding students An outstanding group of ten Indian River State College students were recently honored as members of the IRSC’s 2012 All-Florida Academic Team representing the best college students in the state. One hundred twelve students statewide were chosen out of one million in Florida’s college system and ten were chosen from IRSC. These highly accomplished students excel in academics, leadership, and community service and have a 3.25 or higher GPA. The IRSC 2012 All-Florida Academic Team members are: Madison Arnold, of Palm City, 19, is majoring in general studies; Daniel Call, of Stuart, 21, is majoring in Biology; Andrea Cason, of Okeechobee, 40, is majoring in Paralegal Studies; Caitlin Conway, of Indiantown, 19, is majoring in Pre-Med; Kristy Conway, of Port St. Lucie, 42 is majoring in Elementary Education; Kaley Dees, of Okeechobee, 19, is majoring in Animal Biology; Katylynn Hall, of Vero Beach, 20, is majoring in Physical Therapy; Christina Hampton, of Vero Beach, 28, is majoring in Pre-Med; Corwin McCammon, of Port St. Lucie, 32, is majoring in Biology; and Daniel Oria, of Port St. Lucie, 22, is majoring in Digital Modeling and Simulation. IRSC offers four-year Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration, Organizational Management, Education, Human Services, Digital Media, Biology, Health Care Management, Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety Administration, as well as two-year A ssociate’s Degrees and Technical Certi cate programs. For more information, contact the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-792-4772 or www.irsc.edu. IRSC students honored as A ll-Florida Academic team 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EmoryWalkerCo.,Inc.(863) 763-6742Serving the Lake Area Since 1966 A/C and Heating at its Best! License # CAC014022 CAC042747 CAC057219 208 SW 5th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 15 Okeechobee News A pril 18, 2012 Recently members of the Okeechobee Historical Society participated in the annual Heritage Day program at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus. President Betty Chandler Williamson and Board Member Zelda Mixon provided information about the mural that graces the wall of the gymnasium; Anna Jane O’Steen shared her memories of the Okeechobee telephone system; Marie Williams and members of the Tantie Quilters showed how they produced quilts the old fashioned way. Dowling Watford also shared his expertise in battle re-enactments. Historical Society participates in Freshman Campus Heritage Day Special to the Okeechobee News/ Okeechobee Historical SocietyOkeechobee Historical members Zelda Mixon, Sonny Williamson, Betty Chandler Williamson, Magi Cable and Marie Williams. Special to the Okeechobee News/ IRSCIndian River State College students (L-R), Corwin McCammon, Christina Hampton, Andrea Cason, Caitlin Conway, Kristy Conway, Katylynn Hall and Kaley Dees were recently honored as members of the 2012. All-Florida Academic Team representing the best college students in the state.

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LostLost Pistol 22mag 30 round clip,SW 9th Street 2 weeks ago. Pistol& money $14,000 in gun case w/zipper. $3,000 REWARD if there is any money left, had for 20yrs. Call 863-467-2083 Garage/ Yard Sales3 Family Sale Friday 20th@Annie’s Consignment (510 S Parrott) Saturday 21st@ Dr.Tenniswod’s Of ce (208 NE 3rd St.)Lots of Baby and Children items,wooden picnic tables,Houseware items and much more Shop here first! The classified ads ServicesGolf Cart Repairs, parts, carries Powertron and US batteries. Will buy unwanted and not working golf carts. Locally owned & Operated Call Dan at 863-610-0479 Tiger Lawn Service 10 dollars and up, with free estimates. Licensed and Insured. Glades and Okeechobee Counties 863-207-9037 “Let the Tiger do your Mowing” Trustworthy Woman will clean your home, Babysit or take care of your loved one. Reasonable rates Call Barb 763-8188 or 447-7466 We pay cash for cars in ANY condition. No title needed. 863-268-JUNK. (863)268-5865 www.268junk.com Special NoticeRV Show at the Okeechobee KOA Resort. 4276 HWY 441 S., OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA 34974-6255 THE RESORT IS LOCATED 2.5 MILES SOUTH OF STATE ROUTE 70 ON HWY 441 Show is from April 25th Through April 28th 8am to 7pm Wednesday through Saturday. New and Used Motorhomes and Fifth Wheels For more information call 1-800-RV-Sales or visit on the web at www.americachoicerv.com (800)787-2537 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 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 packageCapling Leveling, Inc. Help Wanted: Dozer Operator, Excavator Operator, Loader Operator, Tractor Laser Leveling Operator. Pay based on experience. 863-612-1000 Fax 863-675-2267 Immediate Opening Paralegal/ Legal Assistant Must have: Experience in law of ce, Excellent computer skills, Knowledge of legal procedure and People skills. Salary Negotiable Call 763-5733 Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility is looking for a Special Needs Instructor and CNA. Must pass a level II background. Experience a big plus Fax resumes to: 863-467-9656 No phone calls please Employment Full TimeOne Couple (fully or semi retired) To manage 21 unit Motel in Ft Lauderdale Fl. Good salary with free apartment to stay. Call Glen 954-325-6738 Sunshine PayDay Loans Full Time Of ce Position Cash handling experience A plus Fax Resumes to: 863-467-0927 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com CaregiversCNA care for your loved one. Call for available hours/days, reasonable. Call 863-623-7047 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com CollectiblesWANTED Highwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, 1715 Fleet Treasure Coins. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 Pets/Suppliespuppies terrier mix,2 males,1 female.6 wks $45.00/firm. (863)801-9380 Yorkie Pup(Toy) male 8wks. shots, health cert. and Reg. papers. Must see! $500. cash 863-610-2725. Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. FREE TOWING. (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Equipment1991 DEUTZ FARM TRACTOR AND 6’ BUSH HOG. STARTS AND RUNS GREAT. $4,900 O.B.O. CALL 606-547-1733 Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $16.00 a piece. Coastal and Oat Hay Mix $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments1 Bedroom Cottage Adult RV Park $550.00 per month Utilities furnished 863-763-9966 BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. Available May 1st. (863)467-2784 Condos/Townhouses RentTaylor Creek Condo 2/1, On water, Pool, Dock. $750/mo + 1st & sec. Short term rates also available Call (863)634-8757 Houses RentFOR RENT: ONE & TWO BEDROOM FULLY FURNISHED DUPLEX OR MOBILE HOMES. EITHER IN KINGS BAY WITH HEATED SWIMMING POOL TENNIS COURT GARAGE AND WASHER AND DRYER OR WATER FRONT ON RIM CANAL OR KISSIMMEE RIVER, AVAILABLE BY THE DAY-WEEK-MONTH OR YEARLY LEASE. RATES VARY BY LENGTH OF STAY. MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS EXCEPTED. CALL TODAY (863)467-4371 OKEECHOBEE 3 BR, 2 BA, $850 mo. 1st & security to move in. 304-277-0427 Houses RentOKEE 3/1 Updated Home, central a/c, wood ooring, Tiled Bathroom, w/d, Well Water. $725 mo. plus security Located by 15-B. Call 786-201-0306 OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba, tile throughout, $800 mo. & up. 1st & sec. moves you in. (561)248-3888 or (863)599-0156 Office Space RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 Rental NeededLooking for a place to rent 2 bedroom, fenced yard, 5 to 15 minutes out of town 441 North, have 2 dogs. Call Cathy 863-610-2218 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleRemodeled 3/1 CBS Home, Garage, Sprinklers, City Water and Well, Hurricane Shutters, All Tile, 2 Minutes From Hospital and Schools $75,000 MUST SELL !! (863)801-3820 Land SaleOKEECHOBEE 5 Acres Park your own trailer or build your home, $2,000 down, owner nancing. Priced $49,000. Call 863-763-6358 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. 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Lots SaleFOR SALE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT CLOSE TO BLUE HERRON IN BRENT WOOD ESTATES. LOT SIZE IS 0.65 ACRES HAS HOUSE PAD IN PLACE TO ACCOMADATE A 3500 SQ. FT. HOME WATER DEPOSIT PAID READY TO BUILD ON. $45,000 OR O.B.O. CALL CARL @ 863-634-8617 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home LotsMobile Home Lot for Rent Off North West 30th Street, close to Elementary School and Hwy 98. Call for more info. 863-697-1168 Mobile Home RentLovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 Mobile HomeSaleBANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 For Sale: Mobile Home in a Adult Park (Pine Ride Park), 14x48, 2bd and 1 1/2 bath,includes stove,refrigerator and washer/dryer. $10,700 Call 239-246-5793 or 863-357-2888 Must Sell: 2Bed/1Bath Mobile home on lot in 55+ park. Completely furnished, almost new furniture, includes washer/dryer. $10,000 Call 231-942-1824 PALM HARBOR 2,500 Sq Ft Ranch House 4/2 Loaded, Porches, Decks, Financing available. Ask for John 800-622-2832 ext 210 WAS $145K NOW $99,900 PALM HARBOR HOMES New 2012 Models $15K Off All Homes 800-622-2832 ext 210 TREASURE Island Nice 2006 Singlewide w/lot. 3BR/2BA $69,900 Will lease $750 mo. Move in for $2000. 863-634-9119 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 MotorcyclesFor Sale 1987 Honda MC 80c.c. Excellent condition $600.00 Firm Call 863-763-2347 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeOkeechobee County Board of County Commissioners RFP 2012-17 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, May 14, 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 MUNGARAY 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. Bids will be opened at 3:05 p.m. on May 14, 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, APRIL 25, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the property located at 1007 SW 9th 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 415242 ON 4/18/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: No. 2011CA377 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, CARY McCULLOUGH, TINA McCULLOUGH, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) N.A.; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEIRS IN 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; JOHN AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 21, 2012, Case No. 2011-CA-377, in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and CARY McCULLOUGH and TINA McCULLOUGH, are Defendants, the Clerk 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 at 11:00 A.M., on May 16, 2012, the following described property set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID FOUR SEASONS DRIVE AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 878.00 FEET. THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 792.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET. THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET. THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET. THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMORISING A PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 53F, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT. TOGETHER WITH 1999 REGE MOBILE HOME, SIDE “A” VIN #: N17435A, TITLE #75779641; SIDE “B”, VIN #: N17435B, TITLE #: 75779642, R.P. #: 12077547. Property address: 7284 N.E. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. 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 must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 21st day of March, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Court Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 413378 ON 4/11,18/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000009 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. SEAN SCOTT; et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION-FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS TO: SEAN SCOTT AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SEAN SCOTT, IF ANY including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lien holders, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents, or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: The North one-half (1/2) of Tract 35, the Pinelands, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 35 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the northeast corner of said Tract 35, said corner lying on the West right of way of NW 19th Avenue thence bear S1144’33” E, along the East boundary line of said tract 35, and along the said West right of way line of NW 19th Avenue, for a distance of 213.18 feet to a point; thence bear S 78 18’27” W for a distance of 951.74 feet to the intersection with the westerly boundary line of said Tract 35; thence bear N40 12’07” W, along the said westerly boundary line of said Tract 35, for a distance of 238.30 feet to the northwest corner of said Tract 35; thence bear N7806’14” E, along the North boundary line of said Tract 35, for a distance of 1065.30 feet to the point of beginning. Together with that certain Mobile Home designated as follows: Make: ANNI Year 2006 Title Numbers: 94837297 & 94837411 ID Numbers: GAFL575A77432AV31 & GAFL575B77432AV31 which Mobile Home is permanently af xed to said land. More commonly known as 39863 NorthWest 19th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 This action has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A., whose address is 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, within 30 days after date of rst publication and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Witness my hand and seal of this Court on the 4th day of April, 2012. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk Wellman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone No.: 954-740-5200 Facsimile: 954-740-5290If 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 Come 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 711.414368 ON 4/18,25/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000687 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. TIMOTHY J. BURNS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 22, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000687 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY J. BURNS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIMOTHY J. BURNS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 10 SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OF THE NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES. AND THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 10, SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OF THE NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES. AND THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 10, SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OF THE NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES. AND THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 10,SECTION 35. TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH. RANGE 33 EAST AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OF THE NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES. A/K/A 17232 NW 250 TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 22, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10110594 COUNTRY-Conv--Team 2 F10110594 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the schedided appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 413428 ON 4/11,18/2012 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast (DBA, Workforce Solutions) Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Job Training Consortium announce a meeting of the Workforce Development Board to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:00 a.m. Place: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers and the Workforce Development Board (DBA, Workforce Solutions). A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 414951 ON 4/18/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-CA-23 THE HOWARD E. HILL FOUNDATION, INC., Plaintiff, VS. JONATHON FERRARI and MARIA F. LOPEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 16th day of May, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to wit: Lot 2, Block 40, BASSWOOD ESTATES, UNIT 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered on March 27, 2012 in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: THE HOWARD E. HILL FOUNDATION, INC., v. JONATHON FERRARI AND MARIA F. LONOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statue,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Sadies Tea Room Under which we expect to engage in business at: 12044 E. St. Rd. #78 #19 Moore Haven, FL 33471 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Dawn Garrison Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this the 16th day of April, 2012. By: Dawn Garrison 415247 ON 4/18/2012 17 Okeechobee News A pril 18, 2012PEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE, and the docket number of which is Number is Case No. 09-CA-23. 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. ATTENTION 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. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 27th day of March, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 414556 ON 4/18,25/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2007-CA-000513 CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. RAYMOND E. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAYMOND E. JOHNSON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court on the 8th day of March, 2012 in that certain cause pending in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein CitiMortgage, Inc. is Plaintiff, and Raymond E. Johnson; Unknown Spouse of Raymond E. Johnson; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; and John Doe and Jane Doe Unknown Tenants in Possession, are Defendants, in Civil Action Case No.: 2007-CA-000513 I Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the aforesaid Court, will on the 9th day of May, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, offer for sale and sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at a foreclosure sale conducted at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, on the second oor in the Jury Assembly Room, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, situated and being in Okeechobee County, Florida, to wit: Lot 50, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, SECTION ONE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 59, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Property Address: 3635 SE 21st Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Said sale will be made pursuant to and in order to satisfy the terms of the Final Judgment of Foreclosure. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE RECORDING OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Witness my hand and the seal of the Court this 13th day of March, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 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 71 415111 ON 4/18,25/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-268 JUDGE ELIZABETH A. METZGER TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, v. CAROL A. WAGONER; LARRY W. WAGONER, JR. AND 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; SUNTRUST BANK; ALFREDO NAVARRO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALFREDO NAVARRO; AND JOHN DOE, AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION AND/OR JANE DOE, AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) 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 March 20, 2012, in Case Number 2011CA-268, 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 CAROL A. WAGONER; LARRY W. WAGONER, JR.; ALFREDO NAVARRO; LUZ MARIA NAVARRO f/k/a Unknown Spouse of Alfredo Navarro; and SUNTRUST BANK are the Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 a.m., on May 16, 2012, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOT 19, BLOCK 2, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA The Real Property Address is: 7626 NW 87TH Court, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 The Real Property Parcel Identi cation Number is: 1-23-36-34-0020-000200190 Anyone claiming interest in the surplus from the sale, other than the person who was the record property owner when the Lis Pendens was led, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of March, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Attorney for the Plaintiff: Janet Carney Croom, Esquire Collins, Brown, Caldwell, Barkett & Garavaglia, Chartered 756 Beachland Boulevard Vero Beach, Florida 32963 415109 ON 4/18,25/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, April 26, 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 414190 ON 4/18/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad. READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION MLIC ASSET HOLDINGS LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, Case No. 2010-CA-147 v. SMITH RANCH & GROVE, L.C., a Florida limited liability company, SMITH RANCH, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, VERNON D. SMITH, BRENDA K. SMITH, CHRISTOPHER D. SMITH, HORIZON AGGREGATES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and FIRST TENNESSEE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association, I.M.G. CITRUS, INC., a Florida corporation, WILLIAM H. TEAL, and CARL LIEDERMAN, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 6, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2010CA-147 of the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 at 11:00am and on the 9th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment: EXHIBIT 1Ž A portion of the real and personal property involved in this suit comprises those certain tracts of land located in Saint Lucie County, Florida and Okeechobee County, Florida that are more particularly described in Exhibit 2Ž (including t he Exhibits appended thereto) attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein (collectively, t he LandŽ), together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances t hereof, including all “ xtures now or at any time hereafter attached to or used in any way in connection with t he use, operation and occupation of said premises except that owned by any tenant, occupier or caretaker thereof, together with all the estate, right, title, interest, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever as well as in law as in equity of the fee simple owner of, in, and to the same and every part thereof (together with t he Land, the Real PropertyŽ), and t ogether with all of the personal property described in those certain Mortgages described as follows: (a) Mortgage from Smith Ranch & Grove, L.C., a Florida limited liability company, in favor of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a New Y ork corporation, given to secure $7,500,000.00, dated January 15, 2004, recorded January 16, 2004, in O.R. Book 521, Page 652, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; said Mortgage subsequently modi“ ed by Mortgage Modi“ cation and Spreader Agreement recorded in O.R. Book 658, Page 806, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and in O.R. Book 3004, Page 1897, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida; and as affected by Partial Release of Mortgage recorded in O.R. Book 658, Page 792, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; said Mortgage assigned to MLIC Asset Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company by Assignment of Mortgage recorded July 16, 2009 in O.R. Book 672, Page 1852, of t he Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and in O.R. Book 3108, Page 1973, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida and by General Assignment of Security Instrument and Other Loan Documents recorded July 16, 2009 in O.R. Book 672, Page 1862, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and in Of“ cial Records Book 3108, Page 1983, of the Public Records of S t. Lucie County, Florida. (b) Mortgage from Smith Ranch & Grove, L.C., a Florida limited liability company, in favor of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a New York corporation, dated April 13, 2005, recorded April 21, 2005, in O.R. Book 560, Page 740, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; said Mortgage subsequently modi“ ed by Mortgage Modi“ cation and Spreader Agreement recorded in O.R. Book 658, Page 806, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and in O.R. Book 3004, Page 1897, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida; and as affected by Partial Releases of Mortgage recorded in O.R. Book 656, Page 1069, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and O.R. Book 658, Page 792, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; said Mortgage was assigned to MLIC Asset Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company by Assignment of Mortgage recorded July 16, 2009 in O.R. Book 672, Page 1865, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and in Of“ cial Records Book 3108, Page 1986 of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida and by General Assignment of Security Instrument and Other Loan Documents recorded July 16, 2009 in O.R. Book 672, Page 1908, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and in O.R. Book 3108, Page 2029, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida. (c) Mortgage Executed in Duplicate from Smith Ranch & Grove, L.C., a Florida limited liability, and Smith Ranch LLC, a Florida limited liability company in favor of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a New York corporation, dated March 1, 2007, recorded March 7, 2007 in O.R. Book 2773, Page 2811, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida and recorded March 7, 2007 in O.R. Book 625, Page 346, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; said Mortgage subsequently modi“ ed by Mortgage Modi“ cation and Spreader Agreement recorded in O.R. Book 658, Page 806, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and in O.R. Book 3004, Page 1897, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida; and as affected by Partial Releases of Mortgage recorded in O.R. Book 656, Page 1069 and O.R. Book 658, Page 792, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; said Mortgage was assigned to MLIC Asset Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company by Assignment of Mortgage recorded July 16, 2009 in O.R. Book 672, Page 1911, of the Public Records of Okeechobee, Florida and in Of“ cial Records Book 3108, Page 2032, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida and by General Assignment of Security Instrument and Other Loan Documents recorded July 16, 2009 in O.R. Book 672, Page 1956, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and in O.R. Book 3108, Page 2077, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida. (d) Mortgage and Security Agreement Executed in Duplicate from Smith Ranch & Grove, L.C., a Florida limited liability company, Horizon Aggregates, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and Smith Ranch LLC, a Florida limited liability company, in favor of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a New York corporation, dated December 27, 2007, recorded December 31, 2007 in O.R. Book 645, Page 1155, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and recorded January 3, 2008 in O.R. Book 2923, Page 2465, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida; said Mortgage subsequently modi“ ed by Mortgage Modi“ cation and Spreader Agreement recorded in O.R. Book 658, Page 806, of the Public Records of O keechobee County, Florida and in O.R. Book 3004, Page 1897, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida; and as affected by Partial Releases of Mortgage recorded in O.R. Book 656, Page 1069 and O.R. Book 658, Page 792, of the Public Records of Okeechobee, Florida; said Mortgage was assigned to MLIC Asset Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company by Assignment of Mortgage recorded July 16, 2009 in O.R. Book 672, Page 1959, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and in Of“ cial Records Book 3108, Page 2080, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida and by General Assignment of Security Instrument and Other Loan Documents recorded July 16, 2009 in O.R. Book 672, Page 2004, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and in O.R. Book 3108, Page 2125, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida. Smith Ranch & Grove, L.C., Horizon Aggregates, LLC, and Smith Ranch, LLC, together with their respective successors and assigns are herein collectively called the MortgagorŽ or Debtor.Ž The collateral pledged includes, without limitation, the Real Property and all of the following types and items of collateral: 1. Leases and Rents. The Mortgagors interest and estate in all leases, including but not limited to gas, oil and mineral leases, now or hereafter affecting the Real Property or any part thereof, and all rents, issues, income, pro“ ts, royalties and bonuses due and to become due thereunder. 2. Crops. All citrus and other crops now growing and hereafter grown on the Land, together with related government payments. 3. Equipment. All irrigation pumps, electric motors, engines, pipes and all other irrigation equipment connected therewith now or hereafter placed or installed on the Land, together with all water and watering rights of every kind and description. [END OF EXHIBIT 1Ž] LEGAL DESCRIPTION EXHIBIT 2 Parcel I-(Minton Parcel) As per Exhibit A and Exhibit A-1, composed on pages 1 through 7, inclusive, appended hereto; and Parcel II-(Boswell Parcel) As per Composite Exhibit I, composed of Pages 1 through 12, inclusive, appended hereto; and Parcel III-(Vavrus Parcel) As per Exhibit C appended hereto; and Parcel IV-(Triple S Ranch Parcel) As per Exhibit D appended hereto; and Parcel V-(Woodland Investors Parcel) As per Exhibit E appended hereto; and Parcel VI-(Vavrus Parcel 2) As per Exhibit F appended hereto; and Parcel VII-(Brown Parcel) As per Exhibit G appended hereto; and Parcel VIII-(CKK Management Parcel) As per Exhibit H appended hereto. Exhibit AŽ ALL THAT PART OF SECTION 15 AND 22, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 15 (SAME BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22); THENCE RUN NORTH 000014Ž EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 15, A DISTANCE OF 174.49 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 891207Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 4174.20 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 000420Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 151.28 FEET TO A POINT ON THE COMMON SECTION LINE BETWEEN SAID SECTIONS 15 AND 22; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 000420Ž EAST INTO SAID SECTION 22 AND ALONG THE WEST LINE OF AN EXISTING RESERVOIR, A DISTANCE OF 928.845 FEET; THENCE NORTH 891207Ž WEST, ALONG AN EXI S TIN G G R O VE LATERAL DIT C H, A DISTANCE OF 4195.82 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 22; THENCE RUN NORTH 011651Ž EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 905.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LESS AND EXCEPTING THE WEST 70.00 FEET OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL. TOGETHER WITH A NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS TO ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL, AS DESCRIBED AND RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 222, PAGE 279 AND ALSO SHOWN AND DESCRIBED IN DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS FOR GRASSY ISLAND AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 312, PAGE 1083, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY LYING AND BEING IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH: PARCEL A All that part of Section 15, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of said Section 15; thence run North 00 degrees 00 minutes 14 seconds East along the West Line of Section 15 a distance of 174.49 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 12 minutes 07 seconds East, a distance of 4798.27 feet; thence run South 01 degrees 57 minutes 10 seconds West, a distance of 147.85 feet to a point on the South line of said Section 15 (said point lying North 89 degrees 31 minutes 14 seconds West, a distance of 509.11 feet from the Southeast corner of Section 15); thence run North 89 degrees 31 minutes 14 seconds West PARCEL I MINTON PARCEL 7 Pages Page 1 of 7 along the South Line of Section 15 a distance of 4792.95 feet to the Southwest corner of said Section 15 and Point of Beginning; LESS AND EXCEPTING the West 70 feet thereof. PARCEL B All of Section 22, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida; LESS AND EXCEPTING the West 70 feet thereof and LESS AND EXCEPTING that part of Section 22 lying East of the west right-of-way of an outfall canal across the East end of said Section 22 being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner of said Section 22, run South 00 degrees 26 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 5207.12 feet to the Southeast corner of said Section 22; thence run North 89 degrees 29 minutes 02 seconds West along the South line of Section 22 a distance of 152.59 feet to the West right-of-way of said outfall canal; thence Northerly along said West right-of-way (and along the West toe of an existing levee) through the following courses and distances; North 01 degrees 52 minutes 48 seconds West, a distance of 161.45 feet; thence North 00 degrees 35 minutes 02 seconds East, a distance of 466.15 feet; thence North 00 degrees 13 minutes 07 seconds West, a distance of 515.10 feet; thence North 01 degrees 12 minutes 11 seconds West a distance of 62.91 feet; thence North 01 degrees 37 minutes 38 seconds East, a distance of 226.85 feet; thence North 00 degrees 27 minutes 17 seconds West, a distance of 422.29 feet; thence North 00 degrees 47 minutes 05 seconds East, a distance of 922.42 feet; thence North 02 degrees 48 minutes 27 seconds East, a distance of 96.81 feet; thence North 00 degrees 37 minutes 01 seconds East, a distance of 137.44 feet; thence North 00 degrees 15 minutes 10 seconds East, a distance of 1589.39 feet; thence North 14 degrees 40 minutes 44 seconds West, a distance of 68.54 feet; thence North 29 degrees 42 minutes 11 seconds West, a distance of 364.19 feet; thence North 80 degrees 22 minutes 05 seconds West, a distance of 95.55 feet; thence North 55 degrees 20 minutes 43 seconds West, a distance of 42.34 feet; thence North 29 degrees 37 minutes 53 seconds West, a distance of 39.25 feet; thence North 01 degrees 57 minutes 10 seconds East, a distance of 152.75 feet to a point on the North line of said Section 22; thence South 89 degrees 31 minutes 14 seconds East a distance of 509.11 feet to the Northeast corner of said Section 22 and Point of Beginning. PARCEL C All that part of Section 27 and 28, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, lying North of the centerline of the Indian Road Grade and West of Grassy Island Road Grade being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Section 28 run through the following courses: Course No.1: From Point of Beginning run South 00 degrees 32 minutes 39 seconds East along the West line of said Section 28, a distance of 2519.28 feet to a point on the centerline of the Indian Road Grade; Page 2 of 7 Course No. 2: Thence run South 89 degrees 42 minutes 09 seconds East along the centerline of the Indian Road Grade, a distance of 7715.10 feet to the intersection with centerline of Grassy Island Road Grade; Course No. 3: Thence run North 00 degrees 01 minutes 35 seconds West along the centerline of the Grassy Island Road Grade a distance of 2582.04 feet to a point on the North line of said Section 27; Course No. 4: Thence North 89 degrees 29 minutes 02 seconds West along the North line of said Section 27, a distance of 2615.48 feet to the Northwest corner of said Section 27; Course No. 5: Thence run South 89 degrees 28 minutes 52 seconds West along the North line of said Section 28, a distance of 5122.56 feet to the Northwest corner of Section 28 and Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPTING therefrom the North 70 feet of said Section 28 (Being 70 feet South of and adjacent to Course No. 5 above), and LESS AND EXCEPTING the North 70 feet of the West 70 feet of said Section 27 (Being 70 feet South of and adjacent to the West 70 feet of Course No. 4 above). Above described property lying and being in Okeechobee County, Florida. Page 3 of 7 Exhibit A-1Ž TOGETHER WITH (a) The undivided interest appurtenant to the above described lands in and to properties to which fee title is held by, and/or to which easements are granted over and upon in favor of GRASSY ISLAND OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not for pro“ t, as created or described by that certain Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions and Easements for Grassy Island (the DeclarationŽ) made, given and declared by Adams Ranch, Inc. and David L. Walker and recorded in O f“ cial Records Book 312, Page 1083 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (b) The following easements made appurtenant to the above described lands arising out of the Declaration: (i) A perpetual, non-exclusive easement for pedestrian and personal and commercial vehicular ingress and egress over and upon that certain parcel of real property more particularly described in Exhibit A-1(b)(i)Ž below, said easement rights including the right to construct and maintain a paved or unpaved roadway (with accompanying improvements, including culverts and pipes) within said easement for the purpose of providing private and commercial access to the insured lands. (ii) A perpetual, non-exclusive easement for pedestrian and private (only) vehicular ingress and egress over and upon that certain parcel of real property comprising an unpaved roadway and more particularly described in Exhibit A-1(b)(ii)Ž below, for the purpose of providing access to and from the insured land and State Road 68 by the insureds personal (and not commercial) vehicles. (iii) A perpetual, non-exclusive easement over and upon those portions of that certain parcel of real property described in Exhibit A-1(b)(iii)Ž below, lying adjacent to the above described lands for construction, installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of water drainage pipes, culverts, and similar facilities necessary for insuring proper drainage into existing ” owways and ditches; and (c) The non-exclusive rights of drainage and ” owage as created or described by an agreement between the principals of Granada RanchŽ, Emerald RanchŽ, and Scott RanchŽ, dated September 23, 1985, recorded in Of“ cial Records Book 544, Page 1785 of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida, and by agreement between Charles T. Scott Ranch, Inc., and B.E. Alderman Ranch, Inc., dated March 15, 1986, recorded in Of“ cial Records Book 276, Page 1765 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, as modi“ ed by Agreement between such parties dated August 9, 1989, recorded in Of“ cial Records Book 307, Page 104, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Page 4 of 7 EXHIBIT A-1(b)(i) An easement, 60 feet in width for ingress and egress on, over and across the existing Grassy Island Road Grade situated in part of Section 27 and 34, Township 34 South, Range 36 East of Okeechobee County, Florida. Said easement being 30 feet either side of the following described centerline from a liter wood post marking the Northwest comer of Section 28, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, run North 89 degrees 28 minutes 52 seconds East along the North line of said Section 28, a distance of 5122.56 feet to a 2Ž diameter iron pipe marking the Northwest comer of Section 27, Township 34 South, Range 36 East; thence run South 89 degrees 29 minutes 02 seconds East along said North line of Section 27, a distance of 2615.48 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 35 seconds East a distance of 8268.29 feet to the point of ending on the North right-of-way of outfall canal rightof-way; Together with an easement 60 feet in width, for ingress and egress on, over and across the North 60 feet of said Section 27 lying Westerly of and contiguous with above described easement, and Easterly of and contiguous with an existing non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress over the North 70 feet of the West 70 feet of said Section 27 as contained in, described and recorded in Of“ cial Records Book 222, Page 279, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. An easement, 60 feet in width for ingress and egress on, over and across the existing Indian Road Grade situated in part of Section 27 and 28 of Township 34 South, Range 36 East, of Okeechobee County, Florida. Said easement being 30 feet either side of the following described centerline. From a liter wood post marking the Northwest corner of Section 28, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, run South 00 degrees 32 minutes 39 seconds East along the West Line of said Section 28, a distance of 2519.28 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning run South 89 degrees 42 minutes 09 seconds East a distance of 7715.10 feet to the point of ending on the centerline of above described Grassy Island Road Grade. EXHIBIT A-1(b)(ii) An easement 60 feet in width for ingress and egress situated in part of Section 3, Township 35 South, Range 36 East and Section 34, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Said easement being 30 feet either side of the following described centerline. From an iron pipe at the Northeast comer of Section 27, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, run North 89 degrees 29 minutes 02 seconds West along the North line of said Section 27 a distance of 2762.37 feet to a point of intersection with the centerline of Grassy Island Road Grade; thence run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 35 seconds East along the centerline a distance of 8268.29 feet to a point of intersection with the North rightof-way of Outfall Canal and Point of Beginning. Page 5 of 7 From said Point of Beginning continue South 00 degrees 01 minutes 35 seconds East a distance of 436.07 feet; thence run South 48 degrees 55 minutes 39 seconds East a distance of 1053.82 feet; thence run South 00 degrees 59 minutes 52 seconds East a distance of 1862.07 feet; thence run South 00 degrees 12 minutes 39 seconds East a distance of 1459.32 feet; thence run South 01 degrees 45 minutes 17 seconds East a distance of 1076.89 feet; thence run South 03 degrees 40 minutes 01 seconds East a distance of 604.55 feet; thence run South 29 degrees 41 minutes 11 seconds West a distance of 373.37 feet; thence run South 00 degrees 36 minutes 19 seconds West a distance of 782.56 feet; thence run South 10 degrees 25 minutes 26 seconds East a distance of 495.82 feet; thence run South 00 degrees 42 minutes 18 seconds East a distance of 1119.71 feet; thence run South 01 degrees 20 minutes 20 seconds East a distance of 737.52 feet; thence run South 01 degrees 02 minutes 33 seconds East a distance of 980.45 feet; to a point of intersection with the North right-of-way of County Road 68 and Point of Ending. EXHIBIT A-1(b)(iii) All that part of Section 22, 27 and 34 of Township 34 South, Range 36 East, of Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: From an iron pipe marking the Northeast corner of Section 22, Township 34 South, Range 36 East run North 89 degrees 31 minutes 14 seconds West along the North line of said S ection 22 a distance of 25.89 feet to a point on the centerline of the East levee and Point of Beginning, thence run South 00 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds West along said centerline a distance of 3272.44 feet to a point, thence run South 00 degrees 09 minutes 35 seconds East a distance of 423.11 feet to a point; thence run South 01 degrees 03 minutes 52 seconds West a distance of 395.39 feet to a point; thence run South 00 degrees 25 minutes 53 seconds West a distance of 1116.22 feet to a point on the South line of Section 22; thence run South 89 degrees 29 minutes 02 seconds East a distance of 29.39 feet to an iron pipe marking the Southeast corne r of said Section 22; thence run South 00 degrees 31 minutes 30 seconds East a distance of 5324.77 feet to an iron pipe marking the Southeast corner of Section 27, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, thence run South 00 degrees 33 minutes 46 seconds East a distance of 2542.89 feet to a point; thence run South 68 degrees 24 minutes 16 seconds West a distance of 1356.72 feet to a point; thence run North 89 degrees 41 minutes 57 seconds West a distance of 1631.34 feet to a point; thence run North 00 degrees 18 minutes 03 seconds East a distance of 115.00 feet to a point; thence run South 89 degrees 41 minutes 57 seconds East a distance of 1609.09 feet to a point; thence run North 68 degrees 24 minutes 16 seconds East a distance of 1212.02 feet to a point on the West toe of the West levee of Outfall Canal and West right-ofway thereof; thence run North 00 degrees 26 minutes 10 seconds West a distance of 1847.83 feet to a point; thence run along said West toe and said West right-of-way of Outfall Canal the following courses; thence run North 01 degrees 48 minutes 40 seconds West a distance of 545.04 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 39 minutes 17 seconds West a distance of 1066.59 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 21 minutes 19 Page 6 of 7 seconds West a distance of 566.23 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 52 minutes 19 seconds West a distance of 413.55 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 39 minutes 11 seconds West a distance of 582.36 feet; thence run North 03 degrees 32 minutes 07 seconds East a distance of 467.61 feet; thence run North 15 degrees 22 minutes 01 seconds West a distance of 84.45 feet; thence run North 02 degrees 54 minutes 35 seconds East a distance of 54.15 feet; thence run North 11 degrees 59 minutes 40 seconds East a distance of 80.06 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 59 minutes 38 seconds West a distance of 550.86 feet; thence run North 01 degrees 05 minutes 03 seconds West a distance of 770.18 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 47 minutes 37 seconds West a distance of 727.35 feet; thence run North 01 degrees 52 minutes 48 seconds West a distance of 218.57 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 35 minutes 02 seconds East a distance of 466.15 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 13 minutes 07 seconds West a distance of 515.10 feet; thence run North 01 degrees 12 minutes 11 seconds West a distance of 62.91 feet; thence run North 01 degrees 37 minutes 38 seconds East a distance of 226.85 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 27 minutes 17 seconds West a distance of 422.29 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 47 minutes 05 seconds East a distance of 922.42 feet; thence run North 02 degrees 48 minutes 27 seconds East a distance of 96.81 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 37 minutes 01 seconds East a distance of 137.44 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 15 minutes 10 seconds East a distance of 1589.39 feet; thence Notice of Foreclosure 1-3 18 Okeechobee News April 18, 2012

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run North 14 degrees 40 minutes 44 seconds West a distance of 68.54 feet; thence run North 29 degrees 42 minutes 11 seconds West a distance of 364.19 feet; t hence run North 80 degrees 22 minutes 05 seconds West a distance of 95.55 feet; thence run North 55 degrees 20 minutes 43 seconds West a distance of 42.34 feet; thence run North 29 degrees 37 minutes 53 seconds West a distance of 39.25 feet; thence run North 01 degrees 57 minutes 10 seconds East a distance of 152.75 feet to a point on the North line of said Section 22; thence run South 89 degrees 31 minutes 14 seconds East along said North line a distance of 483.22 feet to the Point of Beginning. Less and except: ALL THAT PART OF SECTION 15 AND 22, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 15 (SAME BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 22); THENCE RUN NORTH 000014Ž EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 15, A DISTANCE OF 174.49 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 891207Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 4174.20 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 000420Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 151.28 FEET TO A POINT ON THE COMMON SECTION LINE BETWEEN SAID SECTIONS 15 AND 22; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 000420Ž EAST INTO SAID SECTION 22 AND ALONG THE WEST LINE OF AN EXISTING RESERVOIR, A DISTANCE OF 928.845 FEET; THENCE NORTH 891207Ž WEST, ALONG AN EXISTING GROVE LATERAL DITCH, A DISTANCE OF 4195.82 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 22; THENCE RUN NORTH 011651Ž EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 905.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Page 7 of 7 All that part of Section 27, 28, 33 and 34 of Township 34 South, Range 36 East of Okeechobee County, Florida, being more fully described as follows: From liter wood post marking the Northwest corner of Section 28, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, run South 003239Ž East along the West line of said Section 28 a distance of 2519.28 feet to a point of intersection with the centerline of a roadway easement of Indian Road Grade and Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning run South 894209Ž East along said centerline a distance of 6760.26 feet to a point; t hence leaving said centerline run South 000135Ž East a distance of 2348.36 feet to a point; thence run t he following courses: North 550816Ž West a distance of 32.96 feet; Thence run South 743713Ž West a distance of 353.90 feet; Thence run North 871416Ž West a distance of 375.04 feet; Thence run South 793945Ž West a distance of 649.09 feet; Thence run South 173500Ž West a distance of 202.67 feet; Thence run South 681531Ž West a distance of 726.57 feet; Thence run South 600949Ž West a distance of 639.76 feet; Thence run South 470649Ž West a distance of 462.76 feet; Thence run South 420315Ž East a distance of 137.43 feet; Thence run South 255604Ž West a distance of 361.61 feet; Thence run South 255559Ž West a distance of 25.51 feet; Thence run South 871700Ž West a distance of 384.84 feet; Thence run South 205114Ž West a distance of 315.44 feet; Thence run North 622536Ž West a distance of 585.54 feet; Thence run North 012154Ž West a distance of 93.32 feet; Thence run North 871421Ž West a distance of 1363.18 feet; Thence run South 353139Ž West a distance of 382.29 feet; Thence run South 892135Ž West a distance of 981.33 feet; Thence run North 002912Ž West a distance of 1491.96 feet; To a point being 50.00 feet East of a concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 33, Township 34 South, Range 36 East; thence run North 003239Ž West, a distance of 50.00 feet to a point; thence run South 895715Ž West a distance of 50.00 feet to a point on the West line of said Section 28, said point being 50.00 feet on a bearing of North 003239Ž West, of said Northwest corner of Section 33; thence run North 003239Ž West, along the West line of said Section 28, a distance of 2765.99 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to a roadway easement for ingress and egress on, over and across the North 30 feet of the aforementioned described boundary thereof COMPOSITE EXHIBIT-IPage 1 PARCEL II BOWELL PARCEL 12 PAGES Less and excepting therefrom a Stormwater Management reservoir located within above parcel and described in Exhibit AŽ attached herewith; Less and excepting therefrom an irrigation reservoir located within above parcel and described in Exhibit BŽ attached herewith; Together with an undivided 79.026% interest in said reservoirs as described in said Exhibits AŽ and BŽ. FURTHER TOGETHER WITH: (a) The undivided interest appurtenant to the above described lands in and to the properties to which fee title is held by, and/or to which easements are granted over and upon in favor of, GRASSY ISLAND OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not for pro“ t, as created or described by that certain Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions and Easements for Grassy Island (the DeclarationŽ) made, given and declared by Adams Ranch, Inc., and David L. Walker, as copartners doing business as Grassy Island Ranch, dated March 30, 1990, and recorded in Of“ cial Records Book 312, Page 1083 of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida as amended; and (b) The following easements made appurtenant to the above described lands and arising out of the Declaration: (i) A perpetual, non-exclusive easement for pedestrian and personal and commercial vehicular ingress and egress over and upon that certain parcel of real property more particularly described in Exhibit A-1Ž, attached hereto and made a part hereof, said easement rights including the right to construct and maintain a paved or unpaved roadway (with, accompanying improvements, including culverts and pipes) within said easement for the purpose of providing private and commercial access to the insured land. (ii) A perpetual, nonexclusive easement for pedestrian and private (only) vehicular ingress and egress over and upon that certain parcel of real property comprising an unpaved roadway and more particularly described in Exhibit A-2Ž, attached hereto and made a part hereof, for the purpose of providing access to and from the insured land and State Road 68 by the insureds personal (and not commercial) vehicles. (iii) A perpetual, non-exclusive easement over and upon those portions of that certain parcel of real property described in Exhibit  A-3Ž, attached hereto and made a part hereof, lying adjacent to the above described lands for construction, installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of water drainage pipes, culverts, and similar facilities necessary for incurring proper drainage into existing ” owways and ditches; and COMPOSITE EXHIBIT Page 2 (c) The non-exclusive rights of drainage and ” owage as created or described by an agreement between the principals of Granada RanchŽ, Emerald RanchŽ and Scott RanchŽ, dated September 23, 1985, recorded in O.R. Book 544, page 1785 of the public records of St. Lucie County, Florida, and by an agreement between Charles T. Scott Ranch, Inc., and B. E. Alderman Ranch, Inc., dated March 15, 1986, recorded in O.R. Book 276, page 1765 of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida, as modi“ ed by Agreement between such parties dated August 9, 1989, recorded in O.R. Book 307, page 104, of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida; and (d) A perpetual, non-exclusive easement for drainage and ” owage of excess surface waters on, over and upon lands lying southerly and westerly of the above described lands into and through the creek generally known as Gomez CreekŽ. COMPOSITE EXHIBIT Page 3 COMMERCIAL EASEMENT An easement, 60 feet in width for ingress and egress on, over and across the existing Grassy Island Road Grade situated in part of Section 27 and 34, Township 34 South, Range 36 East of Okeechobee County, Florida. Said easement being 30 feet either side of the following described Centerline, from a liter wood post marking the Northwest comer of Section 28, Township 34 South, Range 36 East run North 892852Ž East along the North line of said Section 28, a distance of 5122.56 feet to a 2Ž diameter iron pipe marking the Northwest corner of Section 27, Township 34 South, Range 36 East; thence run South 892902Ž East along said North Line of Section 27, a distance of 2615.48 to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning run South 000135Ž East a distance of 8704.35 feet; thence South 485539Ž East a distance of 1053.824 feet; thence South 005952Ž East a distance of 1862.07 feet; thence South 001239Ž East a distance of 1459.32 feet; thence South 014517Ž East a distance of 1076.16 feet to a point on the South line of the South Grove parcel and point of ending. Together with an easement, 60 feet in width, for ingress and egress on, over and across the North 60 feet of said Section 27 lying Westerly of and contiguous with above described easement, and Easterly of and contiguous with an existing non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress over the North 70 feet of the West 70 feet of said Section 27 as contained in, described and recorded in Of“ cial Record Book 222, Page 279, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. AND ALSO, An easement, 60 feet in width for ingress and egress on, over and across the existing Indian Road Grade situated in part of Section 27 and 28 of Township 34 South, Range 36 East, of Okeechobee County, Florida. Said easement being 30 either side of the following described centerline. From a liter wood post marking the Northwest corner of Section 28, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, run South 003239Ž East along the West line of said Section 28, a distance of 2519.28 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning run South 894209Ž East a distance of 7715.10 feet to the point of ending on the centerline of the above described Grassy Island Road Grade. EXHIBIT A-1Ž COMPOSITE EXHIBIT I-Page 4 LIMITED EASEMENT An easement 60 feet in width for ingress and egress situated in part of Section 3, Township 35 South, Range 36 East and Section 34, Township 34 South, Range 36 East of Okeechobee County, FL. Said easement being 30 feet either side of the following described centerline. From an iron pipe at the Northeast comer of Section 27, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, run North 892902Ž West along the North line of said Section 27 a distance of 2762.37 feet to a point of intersection with the centerline of Grassy Island Road Grade; thence run South 000135Ž East along said centerline a distance of 8268.29 feet to a point of intersection with the North rightof-way of Outfall Canal and Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue South 00 0135Ž East a distance of 436.07 feet; thence run South 48 5519Ž East a distance of 1053.82 feet; thence run South 00 5952Ž East a distance of 1862.07 feet; thence run South 001239Ž East a distance of 1459.32 feet; thence run South 014517Ž East a distance of 1076.89 feet; thence run South 034001Ž East a distance of 604.55 feet; thence run South 294111Ž West a distance of 373.37 feet; thence run South 003619Ž West a distance of 782.56 feet; thence run South 102526Ž East a distance of 495.82 feet; thence run South 004218Ž East a distance of 1119.71 feet; thence run South 012020Ž East a distance of 373.52 feet; thence run South 010233Ž East a distance of 980.45 feet; to a point of intersection with the North right-of-way of County Road 68 and Point of Ending. EXHIBIT A-2Ž COMPOSITE EXHIBIT I -Page 5 EAST OUTFALL FLOW-WAY All that Part of Sections 22, 27 and 34 of Township 34 South, Range 36 East, of Okeechobee County, Florida. From an iron pipe marking the Northeast corner of Section 22, Township 34 South, Range 36 East run North 893114Ž West along the North line of said Section 22 a distance of 25.89 feet to a point on the centerline of the East levee and point of beginning; thence run South 003059Ž West along said centerline a distance of 3272.44 feet to a point; thence run South 000935Ž East a distance of 423.11 feet to a point; thence run South 010352Ž West a distance of 395.39 feet to a point; thence run South 002553Ž West a distance of 1116.22 feet to a point on the South line of Section 22; thence run South 892902Ž East a distance of 29.39 feet to an iron pipe marking the Southeast comer of said Section 22; thence run South 003130Ž East a distance of 5324.77 feet to an iron pipe marking the Southeast comer of Section 27, Township 34 South, Range 36 East; thence run South 003346Ž East a distance of 2542.89 feet to a point; thence run South 682416Ž West a distance of 1356.72 feet to a point; thence run North 894157Ž West a distance of 1631.34 feet to a point; thence run North 001803Ž East a distance of 115.00 feet to a point; thence run South 894157Ž East a distance of 1609.09 feet to a point; thence run North 682416Ž East a distance of 1212.02 feet to a point on the West toe of the West levee of Outfall Canal and West right-of-way thereof; thence run North 002610Ž West a distance of 1847.83 feet to a point; thence run along said West toe and said West right-of-way of Outfall Canal the following courses: thence run North 014840Ž West a distance of 545.04 feet; thence run North 00 3917Ž West a distance of 1066.59 feet; thence run North 002119Ž West a distance of 566.23 feet; thence run North 00 5219Ž West a distance of 413.55 feet; thence run North 00 3911Ž West a distance of 582.36 feet; thence run North 03 3207Ž East a distance of 467.61 feet; thence run North 15 2201Ž West a distance of 84.45 feet; thence run North 02 5435Ž East a distance of 54.15 feet; thence run North 11 5940Ž East a distance of 80.06 feet; EXHIBIT A-3Ž COMPOSITE EXHIBIT I -Page 6 thence run North 00 59 38Ž West a distance of 550.86 feet; thence run North 01 05 03Ž West a distance of 770.18 feet; thence run North 00 47 37Ž West a distance of 727.35 feet; thence run North 01 52 48Ž West a distance of 218.57 feet; thence run North 00 35 02Ž East a distance 466.15 feet; thence run North 00 13 07Ž West a distance of 515.10 feet; thence run North 01 12 11Ž West a distance of 62.91 feet; thence run North 01 37 38Ž East a distance of 226.85 feet; thence run North 00 2717Ž West a distance of 422.29 feet; thence run North 00 47 05Ž East a distance of 922.42 feet; thence run North 02 48 27Ž East a distance of 96.81 feet; thence run North 00 37 01Ž East a distance of 137.44 feet; thence run North 00 1510Ž East a distance of 1589.39 feet; thence run North 14 40 44Ž West a distance of 68.54 feet; thence run North 29 4211Ž West a distance of 364.19 feet; thence run North 80 2205Ž West a distance of 95.55 feet; thence run North 55 2043Ž West a distance of 42.34 feet; thence run North 29 3753Ž West a distance of 39.25 feet; thence run North 01 5710Ž East a distance of 152.75 feet to a point on the North line of said Section 22; thence run South 893114Ž East along said North line a distance of 483.22 feet to the point of beginning. COMPOSITE EXHIBIT I -Page 7 Exhibit A DESCRIPTION OF STORMWATER MANAGEMENT RESERVOIR All that part of Section 28 and 33, Township 34 South, Range 36 East of Okeechobee County, Florida being more particularly described as follows: From a literwood post marking the Northwest corner of Section 28, Township 34 South, Range 36 East run South 003239Ž East along West line of said Section 28, a distance of 2519.28 feet to a point of intersection with the centerline of a roadway easement of Indian Road Grade; thence run South 894209Ž East along said centerline a distance of 3859.25 feet to a point; thence leaving said centerline run due South a distance of 327.06 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning run the following courses: South 005728Ž West a distance of 694.26 feet; Thence run South 433101Ž East a distance of 404.47 feet; Thence run South 051431Ž West a distance of 426.49 feet; Thence run South 66 2211Ž West a distance of 453.39 feet; Thence run South 00 1412Ž East a distance of 230.18 feet; Thence run South 8112 06Ž East a distance of 244.47 feet; Thence run North 60 49 01Ž East a distance of 228.55 feet Thence run South 88 52 50Ž East a distance of 220.25 feet; Thence run South 60 34 16Ž East a distance of 239.14 feet; Thence run South 02 25 10Ž West a distance of 403.77 feet; Thence run South 88 39 04Ž West a distance of 393.29 feet; Thence run North 58 44 30Ž West a distance of 309.02 feet; Thence run South 59 41 04Ž West a distance of 349.76 feet; COMPOSITE EXHIBIT I -Page 8 Thence run South 08 26 56Ž West a distance of 31.00 feet; Thence run South 6547 47Ž East a distance of 158.67 feet; Thence run South 35 57 56Ž East a distance of 169.70 feet; Thence run South 10 28 50Ž West a distance of 215.88 feet; Thence run South 70 08 58Ž West a distance of 242.40 feet; Thence run South 01 11 07Ž East a distance of 224.69 feet; Thence run South 39 16 41Ž East a distance of 326.03 feet; Thence run South 42 03 15Ž East a distance of 137.43 feet; Thence run South 25 56 04Ž West a distance of 361.61 feet; Thence run South 25 55 59Ž West a distance of 25.51 feet; Thence run South 87 17 00Ž West a distance of 384.84 feet; Thence run South 20 51 14Ž West a distance of 315.44 feet; Thence run North 62 25 36Ž West a distance of 585.54 feet; Thence run North 01 21 54Ž West a distance of 487.76 feet; Thence run North 57 22 38Ž East a distance of 575.50 feet; Thence run South 89 09 58Ž East a distance of 237.40 feet; Thence run North 00 05 04Ž West a distance of 663.08 feet; Thence run North 89 2812Ž West a distance of 162.47 feet; Thence run North 45 54 58Ž West a distance of 188.54 feet; Thence run North 03 16 53Ž East a distance of 232.99 feet; Thence run North 71 52 21Ž East a distance of 415.93 feet; COMPOSITE EXHIBIT I Page 9 Thence run North 041145Ž East a distance of 235.83 feet; Thence run North 483817Ž West a distance of 187.88 feet; Thence run North 10 06 03Ž East a distance of 716.84 feet; Thence run South 87 0318Ž West a distance of 326.34 feet; Thence Run South 4216 05Ž West a distance of 628.40 feet; Thence run South 27 48 25Ž West a distance of 414.85 feet; Thence run North 71 31 51Ž West a distance of 253.45 feet; Thence run North 09 25 39Ž West a distance of 430.61 feet; Thence run North 28 21 03Ž West a distance of 361.14 feet; Thence run North 08 32 20Ž East a distance of 174.10 feet; Thence run North 57 07 00Ž East a distance of 494.00 feet; Thence run North 87 45 19Ž East a distance of 574.38 feet; Thence run North 51 09 30Ž East a distance of 558.11 feet; Thence run South 88 53 59Ž East a distance of 355.61 feet; to the Point of Beginning. COMPOSITE EXHIBIT I -Page 10 EXHIBIT B DESCRIPTION OF AN IRRIGATION RESERVOIR All that part of Section 27, Township 34 South, Range 36 East of Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows: From a literwood post marking the Northwest corner of Section 28, Township 34 South, Range 36 East along the West line of said Section 28, a distance of 2519.28 feet to a point of intersection with the centerline of a roadway easement of Indian Road Grade; thence run South 89 4209Ž East along said centerline a distance of 6594.61 feet to a point; thence leaving said centerline run due south a distance of 647.63 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning run the following courses: South 00 51 20Ž West a distance of 335.22 feet; Thence run South 26 25 03Ž West a distance of 28.06 feet; Thence run South 65 55 30Ž West a distance of 131.41 feet; Thence run South 47 20 01Ž West a distance of 149.86 feet; Thence run South 08 30 37Ž West a distance of 120.70 feet; Thence run S outh 55 20 23Ž West a distance of 45.88 feet; Thence run South 75 26 11Ž West a distance of 104.02 feet; Thence run South 58 40 22Ž West a distance of 34.24 feet; Thence run South 43 57 32Ž West a distance of 278.62 feet; Thence run South 68 57 41Ž West a distance of 39.59 feet; Thence run South 82 05 00Ž West a distance of 31.27 feet; Thence run North 65 05 14Ž West a distance of 266.01 feet; Thence run North 57 56 36Ž West a distance of 96.05 feet; Thence run North 2128 10Ž West a distance of 81.14 feet; COMPOSITE EXHIBIT I -Page 11 Thence run North 09 27 25Ž West a distance of 178.05 feet; Thence run North 02 45 48Ž West a distance of 77.94 feet; Thence run North 07 14 08Ž East a distance of 386.08 feet; Thence run North 15 54 22Ž East a distance of 34.63 feet; Thence run North 73 06 25Ž East a distance of 33.10 feet; Thence run South 89 51 02Ž East a distance of 990.10 feet; to the Point of Beginning. *****END OF EXHIBIT A**** COMPOSITE EXHIBIT I -Page 12 LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING FROM EXHIBIT A PARCEL I MINTON PARCELŽ AND COMPOSITE EXHIBIT IŽ PARCEL II BOSWELL PARCEL: LEGAL DESCRIPTION A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 28 AND 33, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST AS MARKED BY A LITERWOOD POST; THENCE SOUTH 003800Ž EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 28, A DISTANCE OF 70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE NORTH 892344Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 4593.11 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 000329Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 428.65 FEET; THENCE NORTH 893858Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 93.03 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 000139Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 544.12 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 000832Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 621.35 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 251803Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 182.29 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 360353Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 133.31 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 451016Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 133.16 FEET; THENCE NORTH 895456Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 290.40 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 003914Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 553.58 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 894728Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 264.52 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 001258Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 100.89 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 143336Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 152.57 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 000315Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 247.35 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 052748Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 711.80 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 002630Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 796.43 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 465456Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 267.75 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 003214 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 394.99 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 002421Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 473.50 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 600441Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 526.71 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED  LB 7217Ž; THEN C E SO UTH 470141Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 462.76 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 392149Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 326.03 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 011615Ž WEST A DISTANCE OF 224.69 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 700350Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 242.40 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 102342Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 215.88 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 360304Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 169.70 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 655255Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 158.67 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 082148Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 31.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 593556Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 349.76 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 584938Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 309.02 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 883356Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 393.29 FEET; THENCE NORTH 022002Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 403.77 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 603924Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 239.14 FEET; THENCE NORTH 885758Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 220.25 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 604353Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 228.55 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 811714Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 244.47 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 001920Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 230.18 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 661703Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 453.39 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 050923Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 426.49 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 433609Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 404.47 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 005220Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 694.25 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 885907Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 355.62 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 510422Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 558.11 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 874011Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 574.38 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 570152Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 494.00 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 082712Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 174.10 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 282611Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 361.14 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 0930Ž47Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 430.61 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 713659Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 253.45 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 274317Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 414.85 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 421057Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 628.40 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 865810Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 326.34 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 100055Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 716.84 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH Notice of Foreclosure 2-3 19 Okeechobee News A pril 18, 2012

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484325Ž EA S T, A DI S TAN C E O F 187.88 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 040637Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 235.83 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 714713Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 415.93 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 031145Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 232.99 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 460006Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 188.54 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 893320Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 162.47 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 001012Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 663.08 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 891506Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 237.40 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 571730Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 575.50 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 012702Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 394.40 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 871929Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1363.18 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 352631Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 382.29 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 891524Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 981.33 FEET TO A 4Ž X 4Ž CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 003510Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1492.04 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 003747Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 895207Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 28 AS MARKED BY A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 28, NORTH 003708Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2765.68 FEET TO THE WEST ONE QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 28 AS MARKED BY A 4Ž X 4Ž CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 28, NORTH 003800Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2449.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. EXHIBIT CŽ ALL OF SECTIONS 25, 26, 35 AND 36 OF TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH A PORTION OF SECTIONS 11, 14, AND 23 OF TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A RAILROAD SPIKE MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 11, THENCE SOUTH 003121Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 4,183.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE NORTH 892839Ž EAST DEPARTING SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 315.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 003121Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1,231.31 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 453314Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1,245.41 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 005136Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 838.34 FEET; THENCE NORTH 880203Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1,400.33 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE (MORE OR LESS) OF AN EXISTING BERM AND TRAVEL WAY; THENCE SOUTH 003804Ž EAST ALONG SAID BERM, A DISTANCE OF 1,610.85 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 001114Ž EAST DEPARTING SAID BERM AND TRAVEL WAY, A DI S TAN C E O F 266.91 FEET T O THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 3,000.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 094700Ž, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 512.26 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 093546Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 122.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 2,000.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 085313Ž, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 310.21 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 182859Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 303.08 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE EAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1,500.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 293141Ž, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 773.05 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 110243Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 371.13 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 3,000.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 064959Ž, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 357.78 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 041243Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 356.79 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE EAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1,000.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 154056Ž, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 273.71 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 195339Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 205.52 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 2,000.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 182933Ž, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 645.51 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 012406Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2,782.70 TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 23, THENCE SOUTH 894307Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2,652.69 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE NORTH 005127Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 10,594.61 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 14; THENCE NORTH 003122Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1,117.92 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL III VAVRUS PARCEL 1 PAGE Page 1 of 1 LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING FROM EXHIBIT C-PARCEL III VAVRUS PARCEL: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 11 AND 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST AS MARKED BY A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 11, NORTH 003100Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 740.25 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SECTION LINE, NORTH 881708Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 11.81 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 750705Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 709.71 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 875336Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 208.52 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND C AP S TAMPED  LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 690654Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 471.91 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 635604Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 322.85 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 823340Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 182.03 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 791437Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 796.19 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 004204Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 560.07 FEET TO A POINT LYING 15 FEET EAST OF A 4Ž X 4Ž CONCRETE MONUMENT STAMPED LB959Ž; THENCE SOUTH 003756Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1600.55 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 880211Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2590.37 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž ON THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 14; THENCE NORTH 005246Ž WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1868.56 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. EXHIBIT DŽ Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 10 Township 35 South Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida as shown on the State of Florida (State Road Department) Department of Transportation right-of-way map for State Road No. (162-A) 68, Section 9110-002, Dated September 16, 1944 and revised June 4, 1976, and being Station 320+27.64; thence run S892111ŽW along the North line of said Section 10, a distance of 46.39 feet; thence run S010455ŽE, a distance of 100.20 feet to a 4Ž X 4Ž Concrete Monument stamped PRM 2391 on the South rightof-way line of State Road 68 and being the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence meandering a barb wire fence continue S010455ŽE, a distance of 910.19 feet to a 1/2Ž Iron Rod and Cap stamped RLS 2391; thence run S010612ŽE, a distance of 1088.50 feet to a 1/2Ž Iron Rod and Cap stamped RLS 2391; thence run S005318ŽE, a distance of 1838.29 feet; thence run S010139ŽE, a distance of 1354.64 feet, to the Southeast corner of said Section 10 and the Northeast corner of Section 15, Township 35 South, Range 36 East; thence continue S010139ŽE, a distance of 6.75 feet to a 1/2Ž Iron Rod and Cap stamped RLS 2391; thence run S004828ŽE, a distance of 1402.03 feet to a Ž Iron Rod and Cap stamped RLS 2391; thence continue S005803ŽE, a distance of 1237.05 feet to a 4ŽX4Ž Concrete Monument stamped PRM 2391 and being the Southeast corner of the Northeast 1/4 of said Section 15; thence run S891542ŽW, along the South line of the said Northeast of Section 15, a distance of 1944.37 feet to a 4ŽX4Ž Concrete Monument stamped PRM 2391 thence run N 535737ŽW, a distance of 785.78 feet to a 4ŽX4Ž Concrete Monument stamped PRM 2391 and being a point on the West line of the said Northeast 1/4 of Section 15; thence run N005214ŽW, along the said West line, a distance of 2293.22 feet, to a 4ŽX4Ž Concrete Monument stamped PRM 2391 at the North 1/4 Section Corner of said Section 15 and being the South 1/4 Section Corner of said Section 10; thence run S891733ŽW along the South line of said Section 10, a distance of 2373.86 feet to a 4ŽX 4Ž Concrete Monument, said point being 270.65 feet easterly of the Southwest corner of said Section 10, thence run N 033832ŽW, a distance of 5181.72 feet to a 4ŽX 4Ž Concrete Monument on the South right-of-way line of State Road 68, said point being 122.54 feet southerly of the Northwest corner of said Section 10, thence run N890641ŽE, a distance of 5256.83 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING; all lying and being in Sections 10 and 15, Township 35 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County Florida and containing 769.248 acres, more or less. Together with: That part of the East one-quarter of Section 10, Township 35 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, lying Easterly of the above described real property as conveyed by Triple S Ranch, Inc., to Smith Ranch & Grove, L.C., by deed dated January 31, 2005 and recorded in OR Book 553, page 608, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. PARCEL IV TRIPLE S RANCH PARCEL 1 PAGE Page 1 of 1 EXHIBIT EŽ BEING A PORTION OF SECTIONS 11 AND 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A RAILROAD SPIKE MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 11, THENCE SOUTH 003121Ž EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 11, A DISTANCE OF 100.54 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 68 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE NORTH 890646Ž EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2,580.79 FEET, THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE AND ALONG THE CENTER OF AN EXISTING BERM AND TRAVEL WAY, THE FOLLOWING TWO (2) COURSES: SOUTH 004212Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 5,410.80 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 003804Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1,600.55 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 880203Ž WEST, DEPARTING SAID BERM AND TRAVEL WAY, A DISTANCE OF 1,400.33 FEET; THENCE NORTH 005136Ž WEST A DISTANCE OF 838.34 FEET; THENCE NORTH 453314Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1,245.41 FEET; THENCE NORTH 003121Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1,231.31 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 885821Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 315.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 11, THENCE NORTH 003121Ž WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 4,083.05 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD 68, AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL V WOODLAND INVESTORS PARCEL 1 PAGE Page 1of 1 LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING FROM EXHIBIT E-PARCEL V WOODLAND INVESTORS PARCEL: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 11 AND 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST AS MARKED BY A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THEN C E AL O N G THE WE S T LINE OF SAID SECTION 11, NORTH 003100Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 740.25 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE DEPARTING SAID SECTION LINE, NORTH 881708Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 11.81 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 750705Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 709.71 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 875336Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 208.52 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 690654Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 471.91 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 635604Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 322.85 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 823340Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 182.03 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE NORTH 791437Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 796.19 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 004204Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 560.07 FEET TO A POINT LYING 15 FEET EAST OF A 4Ž X 4Ž CONCRETE MONUMENT STAMPED LB 959Ž; THENCE SOUTH 003756Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1600.55 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž; THENCE SOUTH 880211Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2590.37 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž ON THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 14; THENCE NORTH 005246Ž WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1868.56 FEET TO A 5/8Ž IRON ROD AND CAP STAMPED LB 7217Ž AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. EXHIBIT FŽ SMITH RANCH BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN SECTIONS 4, 5 8, 9, 16 AND 17, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 37 EAST, ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 37 EAST, THENCE NORTH 895758Ž EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 5, A DISTANCE OF 5352.92 FEET, TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 5; THENCE NORTH 895758Ž EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF 2104.17 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 003431Ž EAST, DEPARTING SAID NORTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 5265.29 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 000331Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 4291.34 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 612106Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1789.69 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 70 (A.K.A. OKEECHOBEE ROAD) AS DESCRIBED OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 2549, PAGE 1193 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID ST. LUCIE COUNTY; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE THE FOLLOWING SEVEN (7) COURSES: SOUTH 380559Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1967.32 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 050134Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 119.11 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 380559Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 699.85 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 745831Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 124.98 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 380559Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1299.78 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 050937Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 119.54 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 380559Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 542.38 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RE CO RD S B OO K 1883, PA G E 1761; THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, AND ALONG SAID EASTEASTERLY LINE, THE FOLLOWING NINE (9) COURSES: NORTH 413319Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 919.33 FEET; THENCE NORTH 483028Ž WEST DEPARTING SAID SECTION 16 AND ENTERING INTO SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 859.86 FEET; THENCE NORTH 640922Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 438.11 FEET; THENCE NORTH 745819Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 682.67 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 822702Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 821.04 FEET; THENCE NORTH 343315Ž WEST, DEPARTING SAID SECTION 17 AND ENTERING INTO SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 2671.70 FEET; THENCE NORTH 704726Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1587.87 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE NORTH 000950Ž EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 4616.60 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE NORTH 001826Ž WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 5, A DISTANCE OF 5371.59 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 5 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL VI VAVRUS PARCEL 2 Page 1 of 1 EXHIBIT GŽ BEING ALL OF SECTION 1, AND THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS THAT PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN SAID SECTION 12 AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1352, PAGE 1817, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH SECTIONS 6 AND 7, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 37 EAST, ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 100 FOOT WIDE STRIP OF LAND LYING WITHIN SECTIONS 8,17, AND 16, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 37 EAST, ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8, THENCE NORTH 000950Ž EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, A DISTANCE OF 555.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 000950Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 105.79 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 704726Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1587.87 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 343315Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2671.70 FEET; THENCE NORTH 822702Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 821.04 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 745819Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 682.67 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 640922Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 438.11 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 483028Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 859.86 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 413319Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1165.30 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 70 AS NOW LAID OUT AND IN USE; THENCE SOUTH 380559Ž WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 101.65 FEET; THENCE NORTH 413319Ž WEST DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1177.48 FEET; THENCE NORTH 483028Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 840.05 FEET; THENCE NORTH 640922Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 414.90 FEET; THENCE NORTH 745831Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 653.34 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 822702Ž WEST, A DISTANCE O F 862.26 FEET; THEN C E N O RTH 343315Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2,700.25 FEET; THENCE NORTH 704726Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1,520.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Less and excepting therefrom those lands conveyed to the State of Florida Department of Transportation as described in the Warranty Deed recorded in O.R. Book 2494, Page 465, of the Public records of St. Lucie County, Florida. PARCEL VII BROWN PARCEL Page 1 of 1 EXHIBIT HŽ A parcel of land lying in the East 1/2 of Section 15, Township 35 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Northeast corner of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 15, Township 35 South, Range 36 East as marked by a 4Žx 4Ž concrete monument stamped PRM RLS 2391Ž, thence South 005330Ž East along the East line of said Section 15, a distance of 2645.67 feet to the Southeast corner of said Section 15 as marked by a 4Žx 4Ž concrete monument stamped PRM RLS 2391Ž, thence departing said East line, South 891401Ž West along the South line of said Section 15, a distance of 2645.85 feet to the South 1/4 corner of Section 15 as marked by a 5/8Ž iron rod and cap stamped LB 7217Ž; Thence departing said South line, North 005207Ž West, along the West line of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 15, a distance of 2647.14 feet to the Northwest corner of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 15 as marked by a 4Žx 4Ž concrete monument stamped PRM RLS 2391Ž Thence along the West line of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 15, North 005119Ž West, a distance of 354.02 feet to a 4Žx 4Ž concrete monument stamped PRM RLS 2391Ž; thence departing said West line South 635812Ž East, a distance of 785.66 feet to a 4Ž x 4Ž concrete monument stamped PRM RLS 2391Ž, on the North line of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 15; Thence along said North line, North 891614Ž East, a distance of 1944.13 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL VIII CKK MANAGEMENT PARCEL **ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on March 12, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit and County Court By Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 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. Publish in: Okeechobee News April 18, 2012 April 25, 2012 Notice of Foreclosure 3-3 Public Notice Public Notice 20 Okeechobee News April 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000693 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-WF1, Plaintiff, EDGARDO LOPEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 22, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2008CA-000693 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-WF1 is the Plaintiff and EDGARDO LOPEZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDGARDO LOPEZ N/K/A MRS. LOPEZ; ANGEL M. OQUENDO; MARIA V. OQUENDO; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A AMY LAMBERTI, and TENANT #2 N/K/A LAWERNCE FIPPS are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 41, BLOCK 48, UNIT 5 OF BASSWOOD ESTATES ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 2714 34TH AVENUE NW, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 22, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08108194 WELLSLPS-CONV--Team 1F08108194 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 413407 ON 4/11,18/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000082 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. JOHN SHORE A/K/A JOHN H SHORE et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 22, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000082 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and JOHN SHORE A/K/A JOHN H SHORE; SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 16th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 14, QUAIL ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 28 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 11275 NE 3 ROAD CIRCLE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349728364 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal o f this Court on March 22, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09117762 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA-B-cfordham-Team 1F09117762 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disabilit y 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. 413393 ON 4/11,18/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000270 SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. f/k/a AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, VS. DWAYNE REXROAD a/k/a DWAYNE A. REXROAD; REBECCA REXROAD a/k/a REBECCA JO REXROAD; JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will, on the 16th day of May, 2012, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 a.m. offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida: Commence at the 1/4 section corner on the East boundary line of Section 18, thence run South 005’07” West along the East boundary line of said Section 18 for a distance of 487 feet, thence run North 8954’53” West at a right angle for a distance of 861.91 feet for a point of beginning, thence run North 8954’53” West for a distance of 214.12 feet, thence South 004’22” West for a distance of 102 feet, thence run South 8954’53 ” East for a distance of 214.12 feet, thence run North 004’22” East for a distance of 102 feet to the point o f beginning. Being in Section 18 Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida together with a 1974 Taho Double Wide Mobile Home with the Identi cation Numbers 3T60NP37042A and 3T60NP37042B and title numbers 11515985 and 11515986 permanently af xed to the real property. Property address: 655 NE 62nd Ave., Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. 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. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech, D.C. 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 413524 ON 4/11,18/2012

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Brendon Jonassaint captured the Most V aluable Player Award and Cody Walker w on the Brahman Award at the Okeechobee High School boys tennis awards banquet held last Thursday. Jonassaint, a junior, is a late bloomer in tennis. He had concentrated mostly on basketball but decided to give tennis a try during his sophomore campaign. The near 6’2” J onassaint has ashed a lot of potential with good athleticism, speed, and agility. He also has learned his large frame and reach is an advantage in tennis. Walker, who sported a beard on the tennis court this year, used his guts, guile and enthusiasm to excel at the sport for the last two years. Coach Morgan Benion said the boys team managed to nish fourth out of 10 teams in their district this year. She challenged the boys to work this summer on their form, their conditioning and their commitment. The team returns all ve starters next year. Benion said this season was a great experience for her because the team was comprised of a bunch of guys that came to practice every day and worked hard. She also liked the fact they liked to challenge each other for the top spot on the team. “The guys didn’t settle for being just #2 or #3 and they are an inspiration for the future,” she explained. Benion said the potential is there for the team to improve as they are mostly freshmen and sophomores with one junior on the team. “That’s good for us. If they stick together and make it a goal to reach the top two in their district the potential is there. They just need to put in the time and effort.” Benion said no team can just show up in the spring, pick up a racket, and expect to compete. The players must play all year round, and sharpen their skills. Jonassaint said he felt it was awesome to win the MVP award because it showed the coach believes he was worthy of such an honor, “This is very big to me. A couple of months ago I was playing basketball and I was uneasy about playing tennis again. I’m glad I decided to play and be a part of this team.” Jonassaint said a lot of people have encouraged him, which include the coaches, friends, and his parents about his tennis skill. Before this year he focused mainly on basketball. Now Brendon believes he has potential in tennis and a strong future ahead. “I believe the team will be very good next year. I can’t wait and I know we’ll work hard,” he explained. Walker admits he didn’t grow the beard to be an intimidator on the tennis court. He grew the beard for a play he had a role in at OHS. He said he felt honored to win the Brahman Award one season after he claimed the MVP award as a freshman, “I feel really honored. It’s an honor to play with these guys. We have a great time; we grew together as a team, and grew as a family.” Walker said he just is determined to do the best he can in whatever task he undertakes. He said he was raised to always do his best, “I was born with competitiveness with the will and the desire to win. I push the guys when they feel down and when they need a boost to kick start them.” The tennis team will likely take part in a ve-week summer program led by former Coach Dave Ellis to improve their skills and conditioning. Athletes honored at the banquet included Kirby Dobbs, Tre Howard, Colton McCreary, Irfan Chaudhary, Colt Root, Lucas Penido and Otto Ramirez. The Coach also thanked volunteer Coach John Mann of Alabama for his assistance this year. Benion also thanked the Rivero family for their support and the parents, athletes and businesses that supported the tennis tournament fundraiser this year. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 22 Okeechobee News April 18, 2012 OHS boys tennis team honored at awards banquet Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOHS boys tennis Coach Morgan Benion (right) presents the MVP Award to Brendon Jonassaint at the banquet at OHS Thursday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCody Walker receives the Brahman Award for boys tennis from Coach Morgan Benion at the tennis awards banquet last week. ‘Fake’ marijuana use a growing problemPaula Friedrich, Delinquency Prevention Specialist, Department of Juvenile Justice w ill share information about the growing problem of “fake marijuana” use among teens, at the Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council meeting on Friday, April 20 at noon a, Beef O’Brady’s. The presentation w as put together by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s of ce.VFW hosts Elvis Presley tributeVFW Post 9528 BHR, on Hwy. 78 W., will host a dinner show featuring Mike King doing an Elvis Presley tribute on Saturday, April 21 from 6–10 p.m. The chicken/ mashed potatoes/beans dinner will be served from 3–5 p.m. Show and dinner are included for a $7 donation which will bene t Veterans projects. Call 863-467-2882 for more information. News in Brief

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Samantha Rivero claimed her third straight Most Valuable Player award and Jessica Luna was named the Brahman Award w inner for the Okeechobee High School girls tennis squad at their annual banquet held last Thursday. Rivero had a great season as the #1 seeded player for the squad as she nished (10-4) and reached the semi nals of her district tournament. Rivero plays USTA and holds out hope she can one day play college tennis. She said she was proud to earn the MVP award again. "This one is even brighter than the ones in the past. I've had three years of great memories and laughs, and it was pleasure to be on this team once again," she said. Rivero said the team faced a lot of talented squads this year. The District was improved w ith Olympic Heights and Martin County in a 10-team league. She said the team stuck together and really showed teamwork and sportsmanship to their opponents. "I feel we improved tremendously individually and as a team. We will only get better if we play tougher opponents," she added. Rivero will continue to play USTA in the off season and attend tennis camps. She said she should get a scholarship from a Division II or Division III school and still wants to keep playing tennis. "This is my goal. I've played tennis for 10 y ears and I want to use the skills and ability I've gained. I do not want to let it go down the drain," she explained. Luna said she was emotional when she w on the Brahman Award. She will be a four y ear letterman for tennis although she didn't get to play often during her rst three years. She still came out every year and this year w as able to break into the starting lineup. She nished the season with a (7-6) record in singles and a (3-3) record in doubles. "The entire tennis team is a family. I came back out every year to see them and be with them. They motivated me. I think the Brahman Award showed that my team loved me and they noticed I did my best and was committed in the team and showed pride in the school," she added. Luna will attend Indian River State College and wants to pursue a career in law enforcement perhaps in forensic science or detective work. Her uncle, Carlos Luna, is a police of cer in Fort Pierce. Kayla Orr won the Most Improved Award for the team. Others honored were Vanessa Watt who nished 8-6 in singles and 8-4 in doubles, Jenna Rath who nished 8-6 in singles and 3-3 in doubles and Alley Lopez who nished 8-6 in singles. Coach Stefanie Menoff announced she will not return for a third season. Instead she will focus on her work at South Elementary where she teaches kindergarten. "It was a personal decision. I had to leave school early to attend practice and I felt it was hurting my students. I had to pick my school kids," she explained. The team gave Coach Menoff a tennis racket with photos of all the players on the strings. Menoff said she will cherish the gift. "They are amazing students on and off the court. Every time I look at that racket I will think of them," she added. Menoff said the team nished fourth in the districts out of 10 teams and made a lot of strides this year. She predicted the team will continue to improve next year as the y lose only one senior. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 863 484-0994Hwy 70 EBEHIND W & W Lumber Supplement to the Okeechobee News € January 27, 2012 € Also Available Online at newszap.com IN F O R M A T I O NGU I D EF rid a y ,O c to b e r 2 8 ,2 0 1 1 S up pl e m en t t o t h e2011-2012 MEDICAL S u p p l e m e n t t o t h e O k e e c h o b e e N e w s, A u g u s t 1 7, 2 0 1 1D D r r . 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OGCC Gold Tee Winners Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJessica Luna won the Brahman Award for girls tennis this year. OHS tennis coach Stefanie Menoff presented the award. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySamantha Rivero won the MVP Award for Lady Brahman tennis. She received the award from Coach Stefanie Menoff.

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