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Publication Date: 05-02-2012
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 53 11.68 feetLast Year: 10.93 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Does new law violate freedom of speech? ... Page 3 Inmate accused of threatening deputy ... Page 5 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyVictims of crime remembered(Left to right) Armand Crowell, George Tillman, and Albio Crowell, Jr, perform with the Chobee Steelers band at the Crime Victims Rights ceremony held at the Okeechobee County Court House. For the story, see page 5. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Felicia MaxwellThe Florida High School Rodeo Finals are planned for May 3-5 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. 2012 OHS Rodeo Team members pictured are: Nat Stratton, Ashton Rogers, Josh Lea, Allyson Trimble, Justin Mills, Josie Stratton, Acealyn Youngblood, Jerrod Sparks, Austen Holmes, Raylee Holmes, Mason Craig, Trevor Nelson, Makenzie Tomlinson and Shiloh Anuez. Not pictured: Dalton Boney and Josh Keese. For the story, see page 13. Florida High School Rodeo Finals May 3-5 at Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center By Eric KoppOkeechobee News With the help of her teenage daughter, an Okeechobee woman was able to fend off an armed masked man who had reportedly forced his way into her home and demanded money. Joseph Gary Harris, 27, N.W. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, April 27, on charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling with a deadly weapon while masked, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary of an occupied dwelling with an assault and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Harris is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail without bond on the last two charges. His bond on the rst two charges has been set at a total of $280,000. An arrest report by Deputy Steven McKinley, of the Woman and teen daughter fend off armed intruderSee WOMAN — Page 5 Joseph Gary Harris OHS softball team beats Braden River ... Page 3 Banquet honors basketball team ... Page 10

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Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. East wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Extended ForecastThursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. East wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind around 5 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East southeast wind at 5 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 May 2, 2012 Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSpelling Bee ChampsThe annual Spelling Bee was held at South Elementary on April 24. We had 16 students from third and fourth grades participate representing their classrooms. Our winner was declared in Round 9. Everyone did a wonderful job. Congratulations to Nicholas Hayford rst place, Aiden Adamo second place, and Raquel Todd third Place. These students will go on to compete at the County Spelling Bee to be held at Osceola Middle School on May 8. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSStudents of the WeekThanks to State Farm Insurance for our rst FCAT incentive banner! Osceola Middle School appreciates your support. Congratulations to our Students of the Week for April 13, 2012: Andee Garcia, Ashlee Hagan, Lexis Bussey, Jenna McClanahan, Cole Melton, Johnson Tran, Matthew Barlow, Kaley Lowry, Shelbie Longberry and Bailey Hansen. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the Month that show exemplary behavior in the area of Responsibility include: Michalyn Salas, Jeshaun Swanson, Hanah Swift, Dosselena Flores, Grace Anne Thomas, Selina Denova de Dios, Charles Van Eman, Karianna Sullivan, Oscar Landaverde, Laisha Castaneda, Emma Arnold, Ashley Skinner, Janessa Whidden, Henry Denova de Dios, Natalie Velesquez, Rylann Maxwell, Faith Casselton-Meyer, Dillon Spence, Yuliana Licea, Shelby Sumner, Sophia Galletto, Brighton Bauman, Sol Albright, Max Abreu, Lindsey Major and David Cantalini.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. DE W O R MYO U RCA T T L ETH EEA S YWA YWI T HOU RNE WSA F E-G U A R D C C a t t l e C u b e s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s B l o c k s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s S t o p I n F o r D e t a i l s Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 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 3 Okeechobee News May 2, 2012 Lady Brahmans move onto RegionalsBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Sam Harrell continued her dominant pitching with a four hitter and 10 strikeouts as Okeechobee reached the regional nals w ith a 1-0 victory over Braden River on the road in Bradenton on Friday night. Sarah Davis had a nice night at the plate w ith three hits to lead the Okeechobee offense. She scored the only run on a ground ball struck by Stormy Stokes in the tense pitchers duel. Davis hit a y ball past the right elder to open the top of the second inning and raced to third base to give the Brahmans a great scoring opportunity. Stokes hit a ground ball to Jessica Cadorette but her throw was off the mark and Davis scored. Pirates starter Courtney Mirabella was as impressive as Harrell was in the ballgame as she had 14 strikeouts. Mirabella has verbally committed to play for ACC power North Carolina State and is only a junior. She was able to pitch out of a jam in the sixth inning as the Brahmans moved a runner to third base with one out. Mirabella struck out the next two batters to keep her team within one run. Okeechobee had six hits in the game and both teams had one elding error. Brittney Cole was the only Pirate batter to get a base hit through the rst six innings against Harrell who was again on top of her game. She has thrown three consecutive shutouts during the post season with victories over Martin County, Sarasota and now Braden River, who entered the game ranked seventh in the state in Class 7A. She has allowed only seven hits and struck out 27 in the post season. The Pirates, (23-6) who made the Final 4 last year, would not go quietly in the seventh as they mounted a late rally. Hannah Loyer and Hannah Ryan had base hits with two outs to bring Cole to the plate, the only Pirate who had any success against Harrell. Cole struck out swinging to end the game. With the win Harrell won her 18th game o f the season. Members of the Lady Brahmans include Harrell, Danyelle Shef eld, Stormy Stokes, Carissa LiCata, Kathy Simmons, Khryst a Herndon, Sarah Davis, Lexi Ward, Lauren Hazellief and Ashley Watson. At presstime Tuesday, the Lady Brahmans (19-9) were set to host Tampa Chamberlain High School (24-4), who has outscored Seminole and Countryside by a combined score of 16-1 in the rst two rounds of the playoffs, on Tuesday night at OHS. Softball takes 1-0 squeaker win at Braden River By Pete GawdaOkeechobee news Is Congressman Tom Rooney the sponsor of legislation prohibiting free speech? That is what some have charged. However, Michael Mahaffey, the Congressman's director of communications atly denies that assertion. Congressman Rooney introduced a bill into the House of Representatives that eventually became the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. The law does not speci cally refer to speech or demonstrations. According to this law it is illegal for anyone to "knowingly and with intent impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of government...." The law goes on to make it illegal for anyone to obstruct or impede ingress or egress into any restricted building or grounds. Under this law it is also illegal to engage in any act of physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building and grounds. The law de nes "restricted building and grounds" speci cally as the White House and the Vice President's of cial residences as well as any building or grounds temporarily visited by the president or vice president. Andrew Napolitano, former Judge of the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, w as quoted in The Washington Times on March 15 as saying. "This law permits Secret Service agents to designate any place they wish as a place where free speech, association and petition of the government are prohibited. It permits the Secret Service to make these determinations based on the content of the speech." He is one of many who have criticized the law including leaders of the various occupy movements that have sought to occupy various cities. When asked if this law restricted free speech. Mr. Mahaffey replied, "Not one iota." Before the law was enacted he said the District of Columbia police had arresting authority for someone illegally entering White House grounds. He said the intent of this law was to simply transfer arresting authority to the Secret Service. He said it xed a technical loophole in the existing law by transferring arresting authority to the Secret Service. According to Mr. Mahaffey, before this law was passed, if someone trespassed on White House grounds, the District of Columbia police would have arrested them for a misdemeanor. Now it is a federal offense. If someone trespasses on White House grounds and carries a weapon or causes bodily harm to anyone they could be ned and/or imprisoned up to 10 years. In any other case the violator could face a ne and/ or up to one year imprisonment. He claimed the law would not restrict the rights of peaceful protestors. There are already laws against disrupting the orderly conduct of government, obstructing ingress or egress from restricted buildings or acts of physical violence. Mr. Mahaffey said this law merely give the Secret Service arresting authority for those who violate those laws. In addition to the president and vice president's living quarters, the law is also in effect for "special events of national signi cance" which are de ned by the Presidential Threat Protection Act of 2000. Congressman Tom Rooney’s aide defends new law By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A deputy with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) escaped with only minor injuries after he was involved in a two-car accident on S.R. 70 East. According to an OCSO accident report Deputy Tony Kibler was east bound on the four-lane highway Friday, April 27, when a 1994 Honda Accord left the Race-Trac convenience store parking lot and the deputy could not avoid hitting the small car. The report by Deputy Sergeant Robert Coleman said Deputy Kibler's departmentissued F-150 pickup truck collided with the driver's side door of the car around 2:58 p.m. The Honda was driven by Marvin Leon Fuller, 18. Sgt. Coleman said the force of that impact caused the Honda to go back into the store's parking lot where it struck a 1996 Ford station wagon. Although that car is owned b y Christopher Nichols of Okeechobee, no one was in that car at the time. The accident report indicated that Mr. Fuller was taken to Raulerson Hospital with a small laceration to the left side of his head. Deputy Kibler was taken to the hospital b y another OCSO patrol unit. Neither were seriously injured, said Sgt. Coleman. Deputy Kibler's patrol unit sustained an estimated $2,500 in damage, while damage to Mr. Fuller's car was estimated to be $7,500. Sgt. Coleman estimated damage to the parked station wagon at $500. While the OCSO sergeant's report said Deputy Kibler was not at fault, the report does not indicate if any citations were issued. OCSO deputy involved in minor auto crash

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School budget I have a background in management as well as teaching, and I believe the district (and rightly so) would tell you budgeting is a management right. They have a right to dec ide how they spend their money. The board s hould be reviewing the district’s nancial reports to see how they are spending (or in t his case, not spending) taxpayers’ money. Did you know that there is a computer lab in the new IT building that has all new allin-one computers? This lab is rarely used. W hen a student computer dies in a teacher’s room they are often told there is no money t o replace it.  Brand new fancy computers when many teachers don’t even incorporate them into the classroom studies at all. Technology is a superb tool to use while in the classroom and it makes for an invaluable study t ool as well. But this is a resource that goes overlooked many times. Since we are on the s ubject did the school ever think maybe it’s t ime to buy new implements and tools for s cience labs at the high school? When I was t here last we were using outdated/broken t ools that were almost as old as my parents. A nd many of the science teachers had been asking for new ones year after year but never got them, instead they were handed project ors and new computers (Which were not needed at the time).  Why is it that school board has so little opposition? I looked and only one incumb ent has opposition.  I know school board pays halfway decent and has bene ts, still not sure why t here are not people in this community that w ant to step up and do it. Maybe it has to do w ith the fact that they would not want to be t he only person on the board NOT rubber s tamping what the superintendent wants.  I thought the school board member position was just part-time pay? Many people have found that running takes time and money. It is dif cult to be elected unless you have support.  An annual salary of over $30k and health bene ts is the kind of part-time job I want.Cost of gasOn Saturday, April 28, I purchased regular gasoline in Ft. Pierce for $3.62. Also, Vero Beach and Orlando have regular gas for $3.62. Why does Okeechobee still charge $3.82 for regular gasoline? Help!Political signs Who approves the signs? I know I am seeing more and more.  I don’t mind the signs but it is distasteful to leave them up after election. I do like it when the winners put the big Thank You on their signs. Have only seen a few do this but when you know they were up in the late night doing so, it says something about their appreciation. Does anyone know if they still bury the candidates in the park? I used to get such a laugh at the signs. Made dealing with elections a little bit more fun.  I have no problem with the signs but they do need to come down when its all over with in a timely manner. Was just thinkin’ I need to get a couple to put in my yard.  I remember when they used to “bury” the losers in the park and make up funny rhymes to put on the cardboard tombstones. I think they stopped it when it got too meanspirited. Some of the campaigns—in particular the sheriff’s campaigns—got really ugly with the mud-slinging. It was a fun old-fashioned tradition that many Florida communities had. And it was fun to go to the park around 5 or 6 a.m. to read the tombstones. You had to get there early to see them because when the city crews got to work, their rst job of the day was to clean up the park.Almost beyond belief In the news recently is the saga of the Tampa woman who has 15 children by three daddies and she is complaining because she says the state is not doing enough for them.  Talk about the need for birth control. People make mistakes sometimes and I am all for giving them a helping hand but there has to be a limit. One mistake and one child, OK we help with WIC, food stamps and welfare. I believe in order to receive this help, they should have to agree to birth control like the shots or implants, something that can’t be forgotten or ignored. Proposed Farm Rule WithdrawnFrom mandates that we buy health insurance to proposed new taxes on Christmas trees, we thought it couldn’t get worse. But the absurdities coming out of this President’s agencies are painting a skewed picture that government knows best. The Obama Administration has nally agreed to withdraw its proposed rule to ban children from farm work and chores. Under their proposal, the Nanny State would have guarded against your child milking cows at a dairy, or a teen driving a tractor in an orange grove. The rule was even so speci c as to outlaw kids standing on ladders higher than six-feet tall. To the Labor Department’s credit, they’ve seen the handwriting on the wall and buckled to rural Americans voicing opposition to this ridiculous idea, for now. But the simple fact that the federal government would have the time and staff to work for months and likely years on such a rule is exactly the problem. Not only was this just one more needless expansion of federal power in a long line, it is based on a premise that parents are not sound enough to rear their children. The lack of a work ethic instilled at any early age is exactly why food-stamp payouts are at an all-time high and the few are subsidizing the many. I appreciate the opposition voiced by the American Farm Bureau Federation, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Congressman Tom Rooney, as well as FFA and 4-H parents, to this gross overreach. We ought to trust parents to raise their children like most of us were: expecting nothing on a silver platter, and nding out that a little hard work never hurt anyone. Representative Denise Grimsley Representative Denise Grimsley (RSebring) serves in the Florida House of Representatives.Thank youThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce would like to thank the Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of Eagles Post #4509 for their generous donation of $1480. These monies were raised at a bene t that was held on Saturday, April 21. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of c e Crisis Negotiation Team will bene t from these proceeds that were raised and us e these funds toward the purchase of a Rescu e Phone Cellular Response Console (CRC). A CRC is a compact portable unit designed speci cally for incidents such as barricaded subjects, hostages, or suicidal subjects. This cellular response console will be an aid fo r the negotiators in communicating with thes e types of incidents. We would like to thank the Eagles Pos t #4509, Eagles Auxiliary and their members along with the following businesses for thei r generous contributions: Applebee’s, AutoZone, Beef O Brady’s, Bella Rose Day Spa, Blimpie Subs, Bill’s Sho e Repair, Brahma Bull Restaurant, Cook Shack, Ding-a-Ling Deli, Domino’s Pizza, Executiv e Hair Design, Gilbert Golf Carts, Golden Corral, Hampton Inn, Hungry Howies, Jerse y Mikes, J&S Fish Camp, KOA Kampground, Los Cocos, Lucky Lanes, Mom’s Kitchen, Okeechobee Dodge, The Oil Can, Pier II, Pizza Heaven, Quik Change Oil, Sweets – n–Blooms, Sue’s Place, Syble’s Flowers, Travel Lodge, Uncle Larry’s Rim Ditch Cafe, the Tuckahoe Motorcycle Club and Mam a Flego’s Restaurant. Michele Bell, Public informatio n Of cer Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce May 2, 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 News/ OCSOPresenting the check to OCSO from left to right are: Sheriff May, members of the Eagles Post, Lorraine Watson, Nadene Hemingway and Det. Lt. Brad Stark. ARC Thrift Store requests donations The ARC of Okeechobee Thrift Store is currently requesting donations of household items, dishes, kitchen appliances, furniture and clothing. Your tax deductible donation will be used to help further the mission of the agency. For further information, call 863-763-2419.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News May 2, 2012 Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, stated that a man knocked on the woman’s door around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. W hen the woman opened the door, she was met by a masked man who was armed with a knife, continued the report. The woman told Deputy McKinley that the intruder demanded money, but she told him “I don’t have any money. You are robbing the wrong person.” She then began to struggle with the armed intruder and at some point the knife fell to the oor. The man grabbed the knife, as did the victim. However, the woman reportedly grabbed the blade of the knife and w hen the man pulled it away from her she received a laceration to her hand. As the man was allegedly checking the w oman’s clothing for money her teenage daughter entered the room and stabbed the male intruder in the back of the neck with a small, dull pocketknife. At that point the man left the home. Other deputies along with two OCSO K-9s w ere called to the scene. Deputy McKinley stated that the K-9s picked up a scent at the w oman’s home and followed it to a mobile home on N.W. 10th Ave. The OCSO deputy saw Harris and also noticed a wound on the man’s back that was located just below his neck. When asked, the man—ater identi ed as Harris— reportedly told the deputy he received the injury in a bar ght. As he searched the mobile home, Deputy McKinley took possession of a pair of tennis shoes. The tread on the shoes resembled a shoe imprint left outside the victim’s home, stated the deputy. The investigation was then turned over to OCSO Detective Augustin Saucedo who, through the course of his probe, found some clothes in a dumpster near Harris’ home. The black pants and black mask were similar to those described by the victim, stated the detective’s report. Detective Saucedo added in his report that the shoe print found at the victim’s home matched one of the shoes taken from Harris’ home. Deputy McKinley stated that emergency medical personnel tended to the woman’s hand and treated her at the scene. Department of Corrections (DOC) records show that Harris has been in and out of prison and has spent approximately six years in prison on various charges including burglary, grand theft, forgery, traf cking in stolen property and battery. W OMANContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A trustee at the Okeechobee County Jail has been arrested for allegedly threatening a detention deputy after he was caught with chewing tobacco that was supposedly tucked away inside a Bible. Ricky Leenorris Ford, 47, S.W. 128th Ave., Homestead, was arrested Friday, April 27, on a felony charge of corruption by threat against a public servant. He will be held without bond. An arrest report by Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) Special Investigator Dale LaFlam stated that Detention Deputy Sergeant Randy Worth caught Ford, a trustee at the jail, with the chewing tobacco. Sgt. Worth then rescinded Ford’s trustee status and put him in lock down. Ford allegedly became upset and began cursing and threatening Sgt. Worth. The inmate reportedly told the detention deputy that “ ... he could cut his home alarm system, break into his house and cook himself dinner while his family was asleep and that he could do nothing about it.” Ford also told the deputy if he ever saw him outside the jail he would do physical harm to Sgt. Worth, added Investigator LaFlam’s report. The report also indicated that Sgt. Worth told Ford several times that he had crossed the line with his threats and that he should stop. But, continued the report, Ford paid no heed to the sergeant’s warnings. Jail records show that Ford was arrested March 22 on felony charges of conspiracy to traf c cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond on those charges has been set at $20,000. He is scheduled to go to court today, May 2. Ford was also arrested March 23 on a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended and was ordered to serve 30 days in the county jail on that charge. His projected release date on that charge is May 17. Inmate accused making threats against deputy Ricky L. Ford The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Lewis Dwayne Darnick, 28, S.W. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 26 by Deputy Cody Hurst on an Okaloosa County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear driving while license suspended with knowledge. His bond was set at $5,000.  Anthony Tagle, 19, N.W. 35th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 26 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with violation of probation robbery. He is being held without bond.  Joewe Marrece Mays, 29, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 26 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of marijuana over 20 grams. His bond was set at $10,000.  Robert Eugene Nurrenbern, 56, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested April 27 by Sergeant Justin Bernst on a felony charge of eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer, and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Nurrenbern was also arrested by Deputy Bart Potter on felony charges of possession of an altered rearm, discharging a rearm while under the in uence of alcohol, carrying a concealed weapon and shooting into a dwelling. His total bond was set at $30,000.  Ronald William Feldpusch, 41, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested April 27 by Deputy Matt Crawford on a charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $5,000.  Christopher Lyons, 24, S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 27 by Deputy Heath Hughes on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation willful and wanton eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer. He is being held without bond.  Michael Anderson Goins, 43, S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 27 by Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation false imprisonment. He is being held without bond.  Anthony Leath, 46, N.E. 168th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 28 by Deputy Max Waldron on a charge of battery on a law enforcement of cer. He is being held without bond.  Andrew Trevino Riojas, 32, Cicotte St., Detroit, Mich., was arrested April 28 by Ofcer Ryan Holroyd on charges of driving under the in uence and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $2,000.  Foye Eugene Crews, 40, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 29 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a charge o f grand theft. His bond was set at $2,500.  Anthony David Bormuth, 24, N.E. 106th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 29 by Deputy John Ashby on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of community control taking deer out of season and violation o f community control trespassing. He is being held without bond.  William Woodhouse, 30, N.W. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 30 b y Detective M.D. Faulkner on a charge of sexual battery. His bond was set at $100,000.  Thomas Lee Watford, 63, S.E. 68th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 30 by the OCSO Street Crimes Unit on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation purchase of cocaine (two counts) and violation of probation possession of cocaine (two counts). He is being held without bond.  Daniel Lewis Howell, 38, N.E. 65th Parkway, Okeechobee, was arrested April 30 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with child neglect. His bond was set at $2,500.  Daniel Mejia Roblero, 17, Center St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 30 b y Deputy Donnie Holmes on felony charges of attempted burglary and attempted grand theft, and a misdemeanor charge of trespass upon facilities of a school. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Matthew Lewis Sanborn, 19, Center St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 1 by Deputy Corporal Paul Ferrell on a felony charge of grand theft and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. His bond was set at $7,750. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Arrest Report Active in Okeechobee 2012 Summer Activity GuideSummer already? It will be soon enough. What activities have you planned for your children this summer, how about your teens? The Shared Services Network (SSN) will release the 2012 Summer Activity Guide on Thursday, May 3. A copy of the guide will be sent home with every student in the Okeechobee County School System. Their hope is that this guide will assist parents in nding activities to keep local children safe, supervised and active this summer. If you would like a copy or more information about this guide, please call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000, ext. 257, Shared Services Network of Okeechobee. Euchre Club of Okeechobee needs playersThe Euchre Club of Okeechobee needs players! Even if you haven’t played euchre in a while, but want to brush up or learn, consider coming to the club sessions. Call John for more information at 863-357-0803. The club plays on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW on Hwy. 441 SE.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Barbara Arkel, 74OKEECHOBEE — Barbara Arkel of Okeechobee died Friday, April 27, 2012 in the Hamric k Home Hospice. She was born Aug. 15, 1937 in Goshen, Ne w York to Joseph and Elizabeth (Andershak) Koselnak. She enjoyed gardening and working around her home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Arkel; and a brother, Edward Koselnak. She is survived by her son, Joe Kraynik o f Okeechobee; and a brother, Bill Koselnak o f Greenville, New York. The family received friends on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until service time of 12:00 noon in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Don Leon of ciated. In lieu of owers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fl 34972. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Online condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.David T. Tribbett, 66OKEE — David T. Tribbett, died peacefully at home on Sunday, April 29, 2012, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Dividing Creek, N.J., David had been a seasonal resident to Okeechobee for the past 12 years. David proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Cedarville, N.J. He enjoyed traveling and operating a dragline crane. He is survived by his companion of 19 years, Sherry Bateman of Port Norris, N.J.; sons, Mike Tribbett of Okla., James Tribbett of Oviedo, Fla., Donald (Jennifer) Tribbett of Port Norris, N.J.; daughters, Sherry Tribbett of Millville, N.J., Lee Tribbett of N.J., Brandy Dotson of Port Norris, N.J., Bobbie Jo Givens of Millville, N.J.; sisters, Sally (Charles) Gebhart of Millville, N.J., Pattie (Raymond) Lawson of Dividing Creek, N.J.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be held by family at a later date in New Jersey. In lieu, of owers, the family suggests donations be made in David’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Dorothy E. Blom, 82DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Dorothy E. Blom, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Dorothy Emma Blom was born May 11, 1929, in Sewell, Manitoba, Canada to Albert and Natalie (Mantie) Recksiedler. Following her early education, she taught in Greenwald, Manitoba, 1946. She then attended Normal School in Winnipeg, graduating in 1949. She taught at Queens Valley School in Vivian, Whytewold Beach, and Selkirk-Daerwood Schools prior to coming to the United States in 1953. She taught in the Detroit Lakes, Minn. area, 1953 to 1963. Dorothy was united in marriage to W esley Blom December 28, 1956 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In the 1960’s Dorothy and Wes had a grocery store in the Shoreham area of Detroit Lakes, called Blom’s Grocery. She taught in Audubon, Minn. 1963 to 1965 and as a special tutor at Rossman School in Detroit Lakes 1965 to 1966. They moved to Fergus Falls, Minn. in 1966, w here she sold World Book Encyclopedias and was a eld representative for the A.R.C. and a teacher for students needing home bound instruction. Starting in 1967, Dorothy taught kindergarten at Wendell, Minn. and began working on getting her Bachelors Degree at Moorhead (Minn.) State University. She graduated Cum Laude in 1970. She taught at Elbow Lake, Minn. 1973 to 1989. Wes died in 1980 and, that same year, Dorothy was named the Elbow Lake Teacher of the Year and the Grant County Teacher of the Year. She retired in 1989 after 22 years with the Elbow LakeW endell School District. She then moved to Florida where she taught at Grace Christian School at Okeechobee, Fla. Her last years in Okeechobee she tutored students, played cards with friends, and spent her summers at Lake Sallie near Detroit Lakes, Minn. She moved back to Detroit Lakes in March, 2011. Dorothy enjoyed meeting new people, helping her students reach their potential, traveling, being at Lake Sallie with family and friends, baking and gardening-especially growing hostas. Dorothy w as a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Okeechobee, Fla. Survivors include her children, Andy Blom of Detroit Lakes, Sue Blom of Grayland, Wash. and Rolf Blom of Linwood, Minn.; four sisters, Eldora Recksiedler of Duluth, Minn., Marion (John) W uotila of Duluth, Minn., Verna Bergquist of Wahpeton, N.D., and Alice (Ed) Armstrong of Vancouver, BC. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Chaplain Vicki Marthaler, of ciating. Music by Kim Schnitzer. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the service. On-line tributes may be found at www.daviddonehower.com. The David-Donehower Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is serving the family. James ‘Jimmy’ L. Moore, 93SEBRING James “Jimmy” L. Moore, of Sebring went to be with his Lord on Friday evening April 27, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Sept. 28, 1918 in Mulberry, Fla., to parents Juanita Durden and Wesley L. Moore. Mr. Moore moved to the Lake Placid Sebring area 30 years ago from Lorida. A long time employee and retiree, with Lykes Brothers, w here Mr. Moore was a mechanic. Mr. Moore enjoyed shing, hunting and working on machinery and loved spending time with family and friends. A member of the Faith Baptist Church in Lake Placid. Mr. Moore is survived by his loving wife of 73 y ears Arlene; daughters, Miriam Sanders (Charles), and Nancy Boney (Bobby); sons, J ames Moore (Sadie) and Dale Moore (Brenda); eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 2, 2012 with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church, 660 Holmes Avenue, Lake Placid, with Pastor Bill Cole of ciating. The family suggests donations in Jimmy’s memory to the Good Shepherd Hospice 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870. Words of comfort to the family and a video tribute to Mr. Moore can be seen by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com. Arrangements entrusted with the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL, 863-465-4134.Joseph Lester ‘Joe Lester’ John, 67OKEE — Joseph Lester ‘Joe’ John, died at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Born in Ft. Pierce to Joe Johns and Ada Jones Johns, Joe Lester was a lifetime resident of Okeechobee. He was a member of the First Indian Baptist Church and was signi cantly involved in missionary work. Joe Lester attended Santa Fe Arts College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. Joe Lester was a rancher and involved with real estate. He competed in the EIRA Rodeo circuit in team roping. Fishing and spending time in the woods were his favorite pastimes. Joe Lesterproudly served as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Julia A. John; son, Shawn John of Brighton; daughters, Joletta (Doug) Carney of Hollywood, Jill John of Brighton; four grandchildren, J.J., Carson, Sage, and Lucky; aunt, Happy Jones of Brighton; and a host of cousins. Visitation and services were held at the Brighton Veterans’ Building on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Burial followed at Ortona Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements were under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Lillian ‘Nanny’ Miller, 86OKEE — Lillian ‘Nanny’ Miller, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 29, 2012. Lillian was born in Hudson County, N.J. and moved to Okeechobee in 1981. Nanny was a very loving and kind woman. Her passion was her great-grandchildren, Amanda and Kaitlyn. They were the absolute loves of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coleman R. Miller. Nanny leaves behind her daughter, Delia (David) Cummings of Lakeland, Fla.; granddaughter, Melissa (Terry) McKay; greatgranddaughters, Amanda Shef eld and Kaitlyn McKay, of Okeechobee; and a sister, Patricia Arent of Vincentown, N.J. In lieu of owers, the family requests donations to be made in honor of Lillian to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Nannie Mae Napier Brown, 71OKEECHOBEE — Nannie Brown of Okeechobee passed away April 26, 2012 in Okeechobee. She was born Aug. 6, 1940 in Huntington, West Virginia to Nathan and Nannie Napier. She came to Okeechobee in the 1960s. Ms. Brown is survived by three sons, Robert L. Hannon, Nathan Hannon (Varonica) and Wendell Hannon (Diane) of Okeechobee; daughter, Betty Hannon-Adkins (Keith) of Henton, W.Va.; many grandchildren; three brothers, Elmer Napier, Don Napier and Bob Napier; two sisters, Paulette Ross and Sue Williams. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until services at Ralph T. ‘Red’ Rood, 90OKEE — Ralph T. ‘Red’ Rood died on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Hamrick Home. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Ralph retired to Okeechobee 30 years ago after 25 years of employment with Chrysler New Process Gear. He was a member of the Okeechobee Countr y Club and an avid golfer playing until he was 89 years old. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Bett y Rood of Okeechobee; a son, Gary (Pat) Rood; a daughter, Judy (Frederick) Bryant, both of Syracuse, N.Y.; three grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Frances (Fred) Field of Port Ritchey, Fla. Services will be held at a future date in Syracuse, N.Y. In lieu, of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Red’s memory to Hospice o f Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 2, 201211:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Dresser, Mirror, Headboard, Footboard & Rails $599.95 3pc. Bed $199.95, Chest $199.95, Night Stand $99.95 E-Z In-Store Financing Available Also on Sale; Area Rugs, Lamps, Accessories, TV’s and Appliances 7 Okeechobee News May 2, 2012 Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have their FREE family movie night, Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. The movie, “The Mighty Macs” is an inspiring true story of how one woman made a difference and made history in the Basketball Hall of Fame. The public is invited. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. A nyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline W arriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a w onderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Y outh 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 camp-outs. 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. 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! A “Faith Community Nurse” basic preparation course and retreat will be offered by the Interfaith Health and Wellness Association this summer. Developed within an interfaith model, this educational course and personal growth retreat prepares Registered Nurses to deliver wholistic care in faith communities. The program provides 33.5 contact hours and includes materials, lodging, meals, snacks, International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC) pin and certi cate of attendance. Participants develop the knowledge necessary for practice & have an experience of a life-time. For more information, call 561-379-1972 or go online to www.ihwassoc.org. Join us for Family Fun Day, May 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. First United Methodist Church 300 Avenue L, Moore Haven. Everything is FREE including, Water Slides, Wading Pools, BBQ Rib Cook Off, Hula Hoop Contest, Corn Hole, Tricycle Races, BINGO, Volleyball, Kickball, Music, Food and Drink. Bring your sunscreen, lawn chairs, beach umbrellas, and/or canopies. For information you can call Laura Ahern at 863-946-1595 or Pastor Charley at 863-946-1457. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com. Churches plan special programs and events Special to the Okeechobee News/ Amy StoreyFundraiser car washSeacoast National Bank donated their parking lot along with food and drinks for a car wash on April 21 to help raise money for the Okeechobee High School Band’s trip to Washington, D.C. Although weather conditions were far from ideal, turnout in support of the effort, was excellent. Billy Dean from 100.9 WOKC was at Seacoast helping to promote the event over the radio adding to the success. Donations totaled over $1,000 for the Washington, D.C. trip helping the band meet their nancial goal. It was a great event that showcased how the Okeechobee community really comes together for great causes. Way to GO OHS BAND!

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The reason that we are optimistic that this will “ nally become a reality is based on our ability to process information at a much more rapid rate because of ever powerful computers. The era of personalized cancer care is close at hand. The past has used population based data to design cancer treatments but the ” aw in this was the fact that every patients cancer is unique and the patients reaction to the treatments are unique. Therefore, the only way to “ nd out if a particular treatment for cancer worked was to actually put the patients through the actual treatments before declaring if it worked or not. The study of genes of the patients and the cancer cells themselves, are allowing us the ability to test what works for each individual patients cancer in the lab before making a decision. This will allow truly customized cancer treatment for each and every individual. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Phillip Jones was the Most Valuable Player and Tim Hirst was the Brahman Award winner last Thursday at the annual Okeechobee High School boys basketball awards banquet held at Pogey’s Restaurant. The varsity team nished (10-15) in a v ery tough district that included very tough teams and were up against it in many contests this year, admitted Coach Shawn Hays. The team worked hard, never quit and got used to a new system this year. “I give these kids credit for their hard work. No matter w ho we played they were always ready. We got better every day and had ashes of good basketball.” Hays said building consistency from game to game, and sometimes from quarter to quarter will be a priority for his young team going forward. He also will emphasize academics as the teams lost almost half of their players to academic problems this year. “We were good at times and immature at times. I think we have a solid corps to work with and we look forward to getting them into the gym this summer,” he explained. Jones returned to the team after a year off due to off the court problems and became the team’s key player. He led the team in scoring, assists and steals this year. He was also a strong leader on the court. He played all year with a broken foot and will likely undergo surgery this summer. “Last year was a reality check for me. This year I wanted to make everybody proud and show what I could do,” the Brighton native explained. Jones is an inspiration to the younger athletes on the Seminole Indian reservation. He overcame adversity and excelled this year in the classroom and on the court. He said he tries to set a good example for his people, “I try to succeed for my people and teach the younger guys what they can do and how far they can go in life. A lot of my friends have dropped out of school so I keep pushing. I try to inspire them to do something with their lives.” Hirst called the Brahman Award a pretty good achievement. He said he will have a lot of good memories of high school basketball and that he learned a lot of big lessons playing the game. “I feel I improved every year. I gave it all that I had and nally realized what I had to do which was put the pedal to the medal,” he explained. Hirst averaged 14 points per game in his nal eight high school games. He intends to study optometry at Florida Gulf Coast University and might try and walk on to play basketball. His advice for his teammates was to study hard in the classroom, take the coaches advice, and do what they have to do to stay on top. Several of the players were also scholar athletes this year. Letters were given to Tyrell Taylor, Roshell Thomas, Felton Johnson, Eddie Neal, Sylvester Butler, Brendon Jonassaint, Phillip Jones, Daniel Eng and Timothy Hirst. The team averaged 60 points per game but allowed 67 points per game this year. The freshmen team nished (4-7) and the junior varsity team nished around .500 this year. Head Coach Shawn Egli praised the J V for their heart, hard work and their attitudes this year. Awards were handed out to Tyrone Joseph, Roshell Thomas, Corey Vickers, Dawn Herrin, Travis Faye, Gavin Lipfert, Jose Loredo, team captain, and Sidarius Whitaker for Most Improved Player. Coach Mariano Medrano will coach a travel ball team this summer and anyone interested in playing on the team can contact me at (863) 610-1542. They will play in tournaments and attend college basketball camps across Florida. More information can be obtained online at mmedrano@okeechobeebrahmans.com. 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Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyPhillip Jones won the Most Valuable Player Award for Boys basketball in 2012. He is anked by Varsity Coach Shawn Hays (right) and Assistant Coach Shawn Egli.

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LostBuckhead Ridge Lost Black Cat Lost on 4/16 in Buckhead near water tower. Gold eyes and scar on shoulder, solid black. Sorely missed family member. Reward for safe return. Please call Patty or Paul at any time. (863)447-9664 or (863)610-1556 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Garage/ Yard SalesEagle Point 2456 SW 33rd Circle Sat.28th&Sun.29th 7:00am till ?? Shoes,furniture,toys, baby highchair’s, women’s and men’s clothing,play pen, Mary Kay makeup Come check it out! Garage Sale Fri:5/4, Sat:5/5 Time 8-? 4196 SW 13th Way Ousley Estates Tools of all kinds, shing lure’s, jigs etc. Karaoke CD’s, mic cords other misc. Household items, collectibles. Tool box for full size truck. 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 We pay cash for cars in ANY condition. 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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeNOTICE OF MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 AT 9:00 A.M. AT 17429 NW 242ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (FIELD OFFICE). A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRECEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863)763-460 1 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166 416207 ON 5/2/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000592 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, EUGENE W. DECERIO et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 19, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000592 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and EUGENE W. DECERIO; TENANT #1 N/K/A JACQUELINE WILSON, and TENANT #2 N/K/A JOHN NETTLE 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 30th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER OF THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, RUN THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 25, FOR A DISTANCE OF 124.24 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF UNIT 5, OF TREASURE ISLAND SUBDIVISION, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID UNIT 5, TREASURE ISLAND SUBDIVISION FOR A DISTANCE OF 1221.97 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF BASS STREET, UNIT 6, TREASURE ISLAND SUBDIVISION, THENCE RUN EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 975.00 FEET FOR P.O.B. THENCE CONTINUE EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 115.00 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 115.00 FEET TO P.O.B. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. THE ABOVE PROPERTY BEING ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOT 14, ROWLAND ACRES NO. 3 TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, 2005 MIRAGE, SERIAL NUMBER H181939G. A/K/A 4222 SE 28TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349740000 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 April 19, 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 F09072024 CHASEDIRECT-FHA---Team 3 F09072024 **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. 415811 ON 4/25;5/2/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000395 BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, VS. DEXEL W. BROCK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEXEL W. BROCK; DEBORAH C. BROCK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBORAH C. BROCK; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); CAPITAL ONE BANK (U.S.A) N.A.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary judgment of Foreclosure dated April 19, 2012 entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 24, LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 10 AND 11, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on May 30, 2012. DATED THIS 19th day of April, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 19th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 (Has antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711.KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakt ‘e Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen you-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen you-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 415605 ON 4/25;5/2/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2011CP178 IN RE: ESTATE OF KERRIE HOWARD, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KERRIE HOWARD, deceased, whose date of death was November 3, 2010, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-4088, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Okeechobee County Courthouse, Probate Division, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA000467 BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, VS. FRANK D. PRESCOTT A/K/A FRANK PRESCOTT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRANK D. PRESCOTT A/K/A FRANK PRESCOTT; MARY A. PRESCOTT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY A. PRESCOTT; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); ‘ UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary judgment of Foreclosure, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 18 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 19, BLOCK 10, SOUTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center; 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on May 30, 2012. DATED THIS 19th day of April, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 19th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moue ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de 6d. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tand ‘e ou pale byen, rele 711. 415604 ON 4/25;5/2/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009 CA 000701 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association as successor by merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC Plaintiff, -VS.Roberto L. Arrieta and Elida Arrieta, Husband and Wife; Riverside National Bank of Florida; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 24, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000701 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association as successor by merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC, Plaintiff and Roberto L. Arrieta and Elida Arrieta, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in The Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on May 30, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 5 OF A REPLAT OF BELVEDERE LAWN SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou parit nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 416183 ON 5/2,9/2012 Public Notice 12 Okeechobee News May 2, 2012representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is May 2nd, 2012. Personal Representative: LAWRENCE W. LIVOTI Attorney for Personal Representative: LAWRENCE W. LIVOTI, P.A. Attorney for Petitioner 600 South Andrews Avenue Sixth Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 523-0050 Florida Bar No. 190463 416162 ON 5/2,9/2012 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 18th day of May 2012 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 2002 Yamaha Golf Cart 602457 2004 Green Ford Ranger 1FTYR44U74PA25942 1976 Gray Chevy 1500 CCL146F406127 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 416394 ON 5/2/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND. FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2009-CA-764 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. AVANT & AVANT CONSTRUCTION, INC. et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 29, 2012 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-764 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and AVANT & AVANT CONSTRUCTION, INC., GREGORY A. AVANT, MARIAN AVANT, JOHN DOE n/k/a JOSE TORRES and JANE DOE n/k/a ELOISA TORRES, are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on May 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 16, LAZY 7 ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 27 and 28, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Property address: 1371 SW 86th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on April 3, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech De p ut y Clerk 414653 ON 5/2,9/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, May 10, 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 416295 ON 5/2/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2008-CA-000593 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Plaintiff, VS. MARGARITA N. REYES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARGARITA N. REYES; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); R-BAR ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 112, R-Bar ESTATES, UNIT 5 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 4 AND 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 257, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on May 23, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 27th day of March, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie,Fl.34986,(772)807 4370por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, name al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou a le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 414547 ON 4/25;5/2/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000335 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., PLAINTIFF(S), VS. DANIEL E. REARDON; ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on March 10, 2009 in Civil Case No. 47-2008CA-000335, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, COUNTRYWIDE HOMES LOANS, INC is the Plaintiff, and, DANIEL E. REARDON; CATHERINE L. REARDON; AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants.The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on May 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Fl 34972, on the following described real property as set forth in said Final summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 71, R-BAR ESTATES, UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 64, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f the court on April 3, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Aldridge Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd. Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 IMPORTANT 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. 414558 ON 5/2,9/2012 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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Public Notice STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its intent to issue an Environmental Resource (ERP) Permit (ERP le no. 0308349-001) to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for construction of the Kissimmee River Restoration, S-65EX1 Spillway Structure, Contract 18A (Project), in accordance with Part IV of Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, and Title 62, Florida Administrative Code. The project involves construction of a new three-bay spillway structure adjacent to the existing S-65E Spillway Structure. The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department’s Of ce of Ecosystem Projects, Program Coordination and Regulation Section, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Room 843(I), Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, telephone (850) 245-3194. The S-65E spillway is the downstream outlet for the historic Kissimmee River channel and the C-38 canal. The Project is located on the western side of C-38 Canal in Pool E, directly upstream of the con uence of the C-38 Canal with the C-41A Canal, approximately 150’ west of the existing S-65E spillway structure and 9.5 miles upstream of Lake Okeechobee; Section 30E Township 37S, Range 34E, in Okeechobee County. The proposed agency action shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led pursuant to sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes must be led within twentyone days of publication of the notice or receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Department’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation is not available in this proceeding. Any party to this order has the right to seek judicial review of it under section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by ling a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the clerk of the Department in the Of ce of General Counsel, Mail Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000, and by ling a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable ling fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be led within thirty days after this order is led with the clerk of the Department. 416208 ON 5/2/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAFile No. 2012-CP-061 Probate Division IN RE: ESTATE OF RUBEN R. NIEVES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of RUBEN R. NIEVES, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-061; by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was September 6, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $28,034.00 and that the names those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Creditors: Bank of America P.O. Box 25118 Tampa, FL 33622 Bene ciaries: Maria E. Nieves 393 SW 72nd Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Carmen Judith Reyes Rivera 1719 Diamond Drive, Orlando, FL 32807 Luz Maria Reyes Rivera URB Estancia De Florida, Calle Helanie 155 Barceloneta PR 00617 Osvaldo Reyes Rivera 5752 Calle Garage Ortiz Diaz BO Sabana Seca Toa Baja P.R. 00952 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is April 25, 2012. Person Giving Notice: Maria E. Nieves 393 SW 72nd Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Paul A. Krasker, Esq. Florida Bar No. 893196The Law Of ce of Paul A. Krasker, P.A.501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 201 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 Telephone: (561) 515-2929 Facsimile: (561) 515-2922 415764 ON 4/25;5/2/2012 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, V S. JOHN SHORB A/K/A JOHN H SHORB 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 SHORB A/K/A JOHN H SHORB; SEACOAST NATIONA L BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY A SSEMBLY 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. 13 Okeechobee News May 2, 2012 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 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 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. 413393 ON 4/25;5/2/2012 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! The Okeechobee High School Rodeo Team competed in their last rodeo of the season on April 14 and 15 in Kissimmee. After the rodeo on Saturday, the contestants got to enjoy in a Rodeo Prom put together by the FHSRA Queen Aimee Leigh Monek and many volunteers. The top 15 in each event will come back here to Okeechobee to compete in the State Finals on May 3, 4, and 5, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. The public is invited to attend to help support and cheer on these hard working young men and women. The Okeechobee Rodeo Team placed as follows: Saturday, April 14:  Justin Mills placed rst in Bareback Riding.  Nat Stratton placed rst in Saddlebronc Riding.  Josh Keese placed third in Tie Down Roping and 9th in Team Roping (healer).  Jerrod Sparks placed 9th in Tie Down Roping.  Dalton Boney placed 10th in Tie Down Roping. Sunday, April 15:  Justin Mills placed rst in Bareback Riding and rst in Saddlebronc Riding.  Jerrod Sparks placed second in Team Roping (header).  Nat Stratton placed second in Team Roping (healer).  Makenzie Tomlinson placed third in Team Roping (header).  Allyson Trimble placed third in Team Roping (healer).  Dalton Boney placed 10th in Tie Down Roping.  Josh Keese placed 10th in Team Roping (healer). High school rodeo nals this weekend Honoring the one in four Floridians living with a mental illness, New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee joins the nation in recognition of May as Mental Health Month. Nearly 4 million Florida adults and 2 million Florida children need mental health services. One in 4 families has at least one member with a mental disorder. Two-thirds of people in need go without treatment, mostly because of inability to access care and stigma. New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness and addiction by providing accessible, recovery-oriented behavioral health care services to children, adults and families. The driving message is that recovery is real for people with mental illnesses, and that we as a community must work together to eliminate the stigma too often associated with these disorders. To learn more about the programs and services for adults and children provided by New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee, call (888)-468-5600. New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee is the nonpro t community provider of comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services for adults and children in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties, offering accessible, recovery-oriented behavioral health care services to improve the quality of life for individuals and families. May is Mental Health Awareness Month Special to the Okeechobee News/ Matt BuxtonBikefestBikers came out in droves for the annual Bikefest Okeechobee that was held April 14, at the Okeechobee Shrine club. Fun was enjoyed by all with great music, food, and vendors. Thank you to all who came out and spent the day.

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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G H E A L T H C A R E L E G A L S E R V I C E S R E A L E S T A T E C U S T O M C A N V A S F E E D & S U P P L I E S W A N T E D T O B U Y M A R I N E S A L E S & R E P A I R H E A L T H & R E A D I N G M A T E R I A L F U R N I T U R E C O N T R A C T O R A T T O R N E Y S H A I R C U T S AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-67427/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O.230 South Barfield Hwy. € Pahokee Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton PHONE: 561-924-5561www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Local donations helping Local peopleOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org L O C A L D O N A T I O N S FREE PICKUP Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553 W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Place in business card here!! 14 Okeechobee News May 2, 2012 Doug Sturdivent memorial Golf TournamentThe second annual Doug Sturdivent memorial Golf Tournament will take place on May 5, on the Blue Heron Golf Course at 7:30 a.m. Sign up closes on May 2 The cost is $35 per golfer and teams will be drawn by the ranking A/B/C. You can get a sponsor sign for only $50. The day of the tournament also features the ‘Dress up like Doug’ day with a prize for the best dressed. Also, men’s and ladies longest drive contest and closest to pin prizes. Lunch is served, awards and prizes after the tournament at the VFW. The Calcutta will take place on Thursday, May 3, at VFW 10539, 3912 S.E. Hwy. 441 SE, at 7 p.m. Call 863-763-2308 to get started. All pro ts go to KOA Care Camp Fund.Poker Tournament to raise July 4 reworks fundsA Bene t Poker Tournament for Okeechobee’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be held on Friday, May 4 The tournament will be held at Hammerhead’s Banquet Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. Buy in: $50. Dinners: $10. 50/50 Raf e will be held. Any donations can be made to Seacoast National Bank. For ticket information or questions, call Lisa Shockley at 863-697-2487.OHS presents spring musical this weekendOkeechobee High School will present its annual spring production: BACK TO THE 80s….The Totally Awesome Musical on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. Student tickets are $5 and adults $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling Debbie Raulerson at the high school by calling 863462-5025, or at the door. The doors will open at 7 p.m. for each performance.Cypress Hut Eagles to host dinner nightThe Cypress Hut Eagles will host dinner night with steak, sh or shrimp dinners ranging in price from $8-$12 per plate on Friday, May 4 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Music will be by Carl Cable. All proceeds will support Community Charity Fund. Public is welcome.Cypress Hut Eagles to host May Birthday Bash & Derby PartyThe Cypress Hut Eagles will host a Birthday Bash and Kentucky Derby Paety May 5, starting at 3 p.m., Will have Black and Blue Burgers, Potato Salad & baked beans, $6 per plate Music by Cowboy, All proceeds will support KOA Kids Care Camp Fund, Public is welcome.Kentucky Derby Day at BHR VFWCome to Kentucky Derby Day at the Buckhead Ridge VFW, Hwy 78, on Saturday, May 5 Horse races start at 2 p.m. Wear your favorite hat or a crazy hat! Dress up or dress funny. Hot brown sandwiches from 4 to 6 p.m. Come and enjoy. Donations go to Battered Women’s Shelter.Golf tournament plannedThe rst Kay Mullins Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on May 5 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Cost of the event is $50 per person, $200 per 4-person teamScramble Format. Lunch will be provided along with door prizes and a 50/50 raf e. Tournament prizes will be $500 for First Place; $300 for Second Place and $200 for Third Place. The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. with a Shotgun Start. Register at the Pro Shop by calling 863-763-6228. The tournament will bene t the Kay Mullins Memorial Scholarship.Walk for Life plannedThe Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee will hosting their a Walk for Life on Saturday, May 5 There will be prizes for the largest team, the coolest t-shirts and the most money raised from a particular team. You can also come by yourself and walk. BROCHURES are available at the Pregnancy Center and also at Center State Bank and Serenity Coffee Shop. You may call Debi at 863467-8748 to have brochures delivered to you or answer any questions. Registration will be at 7:30 a.m. in Park #4. The walk begins at 8:45 a.m. and you can walk one 3-mile lap or as many laps as you desire until 1 p.m. There will be water stations, juice stations, and lots of fun along the way. Come out with your friends or group, have fun, exercise and support LIFE.Cinco de Mayo estaA 2012 Cinco de Mayo Family Fiesta, will be Saturday, May 5 from 10 am to 6 pm at 5154 S.W. 16th Avenue. Everyone is invited for Mexican and American food, music and dancing, soccer, volleyball, arts and crafts, pony rides, pinatas, clowns and magicians, giant slides and more! Parking is $3 per vehicle. Admission is free. This celebration will bene t El Centro Santa Fe and the Okeechobee Non-Pro t Housing, Inc., serving the community more than 28 years. For more information contact Sid Estrada at 863-6100515 or Sister Elinor Sevigny at 863-4675525.ODEC meeting setThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will hold a Democratic Caucus on Saturday, May 5, in the front meeting room of the Okeechobee Public Library from 10 a.m. until noon for the purpose of electing two delegates to represent Okeechobee County at the State Convention. ANY registered Democrat is encouraged to stop by the library on May 5 in order to vote for the delegates. OREA meeting plannedThe Okeechobee Retired Educator’s Association will be holding their monthly meeting on Monday, May 7 beginning at 11:15 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’ Brady’s. A representative from the state organization is scheduled to be present. They would like to invite any retired educator to join us!Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Ray Domer on Tuesday, May 8, from 10 a.m.-noon, in Commissioner Domer’s of ce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 245, Okeechobee. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. Ag-Venture call for volunteersAG-VENTURE, a non-pro t organization in Okeechobee, dedicated to the future o f farming in our area, needs volunteers for the inaugural Ag Venture event on Wednesda y and Thursday, May 9-10 at the Trading Post Flea Market. This event will host fourth grade students from all Okeechobee County Public Schools as well as students from private schools and those students who are in homeschool. Students will learn about the essentials of farming through demonstrations at a series of learning stations including beef, diary, vegetables, citrus, soil & water, forestry and gator farming. Volunteers will help with set up and assist at the learning stations, as well as cleanup following the event. Volunteers will qualif y to win door prizes. This is a great volunteer opportunity especially for parents or grandparents, family and friends of our fourth graders. For more information on volunteering call Audrey Driggers at: 863-801-5258 and for general questions about Ag Venture call Diane Davies, 863-633-8209 or Cecelia Elliott, 772-530-3639. Community Events

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