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Friday, May 4, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 54 11.68 feetLast Year: 10.89 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Memorial honors fallen of cers ... Page 9 4-H and FFA Livestock Show photos inside! Scouts compete in Pinewood Derby ... Page 8 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyNational Day of PrayerOkeechobee church and community leaders gathered Thursday to call for a revival of faith in Okeechobee as they observed the National Day of Prayer on the courthouse lawn. Sandy Perry of the Okeechobee Community Choir directed approximately 30 kindergarten students from Faith Academy, Rock Solid Academy, and the Okeechobee Christian Academy during the National Day of Prayer Observance. For more on the story, see page 2. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man and his daughter are being held on $100,000 bond each after they were reportedly found to have over 3 ounces of cocaine in their truck. Herman Wesley Kaufman, 50, N.W. 37th Ave., and Cheyanne Nicole Lee Kaufman, 19, of the same address, were arrested Wednesday, May 2, and charged with one felony count of traf cking in cocaine each. Both are currently being held in the Okeechobee County Jail. An arrest report by a member of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force/Street Crimes Unit stated that the suspected coke was found in Herman Kaufman's pickup after Father and daughter face drug charges Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHS Drama ClubDon’t worry, be happy“BACK TO THE 80s...The Totally Awesome Musical” will be presented this weekend, Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Okeechobee High School. Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $10. Left to right are Al Chaisson, Bryan Claypool, Lauren Fusco, and Dean Radebaugh. Linda T. Syfrett of Okeechobee has been elected Vice-Chair of the Indian River State College District Board of Trustees, the governing body responsible for establishing and overseeing policies for IRSC. A retired registered pharmacist, Mrs. Syfrett previously served on the IRSC Board from 1991 to 1999, serving as Chair from 1994 to 1996. She was reappointed to the Board in 2002. In 2010, she was honored as the Trustee of the Year by the Association of Florida Colleges in recognition of leadership and outstanding contributions in meeting the educational needs of students and the community. "Linda is a true advocate for higher education and is sincerely dedicated to the provision of educational opportunities for the residents of Okeechobee," said Dr. Edwin R. Massey, IRSC President. "She is an extremely valuable member of the IRSC Board of Trustees and an excellent choice for Vice-Chair." Mrs. Syfrett played an integral role in the development of IRSC's Bachelor's Degree programs and Syfrett elected vice-chair of IRSC Board of TrusteesSee KAUFMAN — Page 2 See SYFRETT — Page 2 Linda T. Syfrett

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee church and community leaders stood together Thursday to call for a revival of faith in Okeechobee as they observed the National Day of Prayer on the courthouse lawn. This year’s theme was Prayer is America’s Hope and the event was organized by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association. The Okeechobee Kiwanis Club presented a free lunch to the crowd in attendance. Faith based kindergartens from Faith Academy, Okeechobee Christian Academy and Rock Solid Academy under the direction of Community Choir Secretary Sandy Perry performed God Bless America. Bobby Huntley with the Gathering sang the Star-Spangled Banner. Rev. John Garner of More2Life Ministries performed America the Beautiful. Among the prayers were ones for the leaders of our nation, the welfare of our nation, the safety of our nation, and for spiritual growth of the nation. Prayers were said for government leaders, law enforcement of cers, our school system, racial harmony, the economy, military personnel and veterans, marriages, churches, and salvation, repentance and revival. Public Of cials who prayed during the observance were Mayor Jim Kirk, Sheriff Paul May, County Judge Gerald Bryant, City Councilman Dowling Watford, Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy, County Commissioner Joey Hoover and Okeechobee Police Chief Denny Davis. Rev. Jim Dawson, Associate Pastor, of First United Methodist church said the nation is truly blessed beyond measure and that they stood on government soil to give God all honor, glory and praise, as he prayed for our nation’s leaders. “We pray that there is no more divisiveness and that they don’t seek political will but Gods will for all people,” he prayed. Sheriff Paul May prayed for the safety of his law enforcement of cers. He noted 14 Florida lawmen died in the line of duty in 2011 making Florida the deadliest state for police of cers. “Please give them wisdom and bless their families. Many of the laws we enforce are your commandments,” he explained. Judge Bryant said God is the greatest judge. He said the country has slowly withdrawn from his guidance and have been ungrateful to his blessings. “The same supreme court that operates under the image of Moses and the 10 commandments and opens with the words God save the United States has ruled that the 10 commandments can’t be displayed in public buildings and schools.” Councilman Dowling Watford said the community is grateful for the beauty of Okeechobee, and that God’s spirit is felt here. He asked God to give local of cials the courage to make tough decisions. “We have of cials that have compassion for those that they serve. We pray that you will be with them and those that serve the public of this community.” Rev. Randy Huckabee prayed for the young people from Okeechobee that will attend colleges. He noted the wisdom in the world is foolish in God’s sight. “Whenever you have moved in our nation it began with college students. Lord may they be the instruments of salt and light and they initiate revival on their campuses which spread into communities and churches.” School Superintendent Ken Kenworth y asked for a prayer for all students. He asked that the schools be safe at all times. “Let us restore the joy and laughter of being a kid all the while bestowing the instruction that they deserve.” He also asked for the blessing of teachers. Churches represented included More2Life Ministries, the Gathering, Okeechobee First Baptist Church, AME Churches, the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, and Church of our Savior, First United Methodist Church, The Lighthouse Refuge, Faith Farm Baptist, and Cornerstone Baptist. The crowd sang Amazing Grace at the conclusion of the ceremony. Rev. Cary McKee, Senior Pastor of More2Life Ministries served as Master of Ceremonies. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do you have some news to share?Publish it yourself! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Looking for the best rates for Domestic and International Travel ?1-877-988-2896 Call us today,We can beat any online rate! 2 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012 he was stopped for speeding in the 13500 block of U.S. 441 N. He was also stopped for not wearing a seat belt, the report added. According to the deputy’s report, the largest amount of the suspected powder cocaine was found in two plastic sandwich bags in the truck’s glove compartment. One of the bags weighed 59 grams and the second weighed 30.5 grams, continued the report. The man and his daughter were then placed under arrest and during a search of the man’s person another small bag containing .9 grams of suspected cocaine was found in a pocket of his pants, added the report. The powder was eld tested and allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine. In all, just over 3.1 ounces of cocaine was seized in the traf c stop. A task force detective said the suspected coke would go for about $1,200 an ounce on the street. During his interview, Herman Kaufman reportedly told the deputy that he was on his way to Fort Pierce to sell the suspected cocaine. He went on to say that he sells the powder when he needs help paying his bills, added the report. The man reportedly told law enforcement that once he sold of the alleged coke, he would come back to Okeechobee and pay for it since it was “... fronted to him.” Cheyanne, continued the report, was with her father when he picked up the suspected cocaine. The report does not indicate if Herman Kaufman was issued traf c citations for speeding and not wearing his seat belt. KAUFMANContinued From Page 1 Cheyanne Kaufman Herman Kaufman expansion of occupational training. She w as a staunch supporter of the fundraising campaign for the Williamson Conference and Education Center at the Dixon Hendry Campus, Okeechobee’s rst state-of-the-art v enue for business conferences and community events. As a strong supporter of the Indian River College Foundation and as President of the Okeechobee Educational Foundation, she has provided many students with the opportunity to obtain a college education and achieve their dreams. In addition to her work in education, Mrs. Syfrett is actively involved in the Okeechobee agricultural community. She is an Okeechobee County 4-H leader, President of the Okeechobee County Fair and Treasurer of the Florida State Fair Authority in Tampa. SYFRETTContinued From Page 1 National Day of Prayer observed in Okeechobee Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySuperintendent of Okeechobee Schools Ken Kenworthy asked for blessings for our schools, the educational system and educators.

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School board School board members make almost as much as a rst year teacher with a 4 year degree working FULL-TIME! The members now do not all have a degree, so I think that is great pay. Show me a high school graduate working part-time in Okeechobee making 30K!  One might consider that if the board truly had the kids best interest at heart that they might do this unpaid. Their actions would hold a lot more water for most if they were receiving no salary. They all hold other jobs and most are more than average income for Okeechobee.  I wouldn’t expect anyone to take on a position of such responsibility for free. After all, ministers still get paid for the work they do. I do expect the person placed in a pos ition of such responsibility would have the c reativity and foresight to nd ways to do t heir job with the greatest of ef ciency while s till accomplishing the tasks of their of ce. T heir job was to MEDIATE between the dist rict and teachers. Siding with the district on all counts falls far short of mediation.  While the job does not require someone with a degree, the voters have chosen t o elect school board members who are eit her former teachers or else have established t hemselves in other professions. It has been pointed out that three of the board members are former teachers. They certainly are sympathetic to teachers. And I don’t think any of them have any trouble thinking for thems elves and speaking their minds.  I believe the salary is set by state statute b ased on the population of the county.Obama slogan The new Obama campaign slogan is “Forward.” That slogan has long been associated with European Marxism. Wonder if they might change their minds on this slogan?  Why would they want to change that? It ts perfectly.  How about “FORWARD Obama’s mail t o a new address.”TV weathermen We are under water restrictions. The lake is below 12 feet. And yet when the TV weatherman talks about rain he refers to it as “bad” weather. And when he talks about sunny days, he calls it “good” weather. Someone needs to tell these weathermen that rain is not a “bad” forecast. Right now, I think a nice downpour would be WONDERFUL.  We have so many tourists that don’t know or don’t care that we have been in a drought for several years. They just want “their week” to be sunny. I can’t blame them for their sel shness. They saved up for this nice weather bestowed upon them by the vacation gods. We need a mild tropical storm or two to x this problem for a few months. I am almost afraid to say that for fear we will get a killer hurricane.  Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me 92,748 times, you are a weatherman.  I’m already seeing signs of summer (Love Bugs) all we need is one or two good days of rain and bug city. I’d rather have my yard brown than deal with the scourge of the state on a daily basis. I think if we hold off until June we may miss the teeming hoard of paint killing, radiator clogging, stinking love bugs. I did my part and killed thousands last year. How about you.  It is true that the amount of rain does affect how many love bugs hatch. Love bugs have a six-month life cycle. If they don’t hatch, it’s over. They can’t stay dormant. Still, I would prefer green pastures and fat cattle, even if I do have to clean the bugs off the car every day.High school rodeo Congratulations to the members of the Okeechobee High School Rodeo Team who will compete this week in the state nals for a shot at representing Florida in the National High School Rodeo this summer. I hope the community turns out to cheer them on at the Agri-Civic Center. There is no charge for spectators. If you like rodeo, go out and show your support for these hard working kids. Softball Congratulations to the Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans for making it to the regional playoffs. They worked very hard and played very hard. They should be proud of themselves. May is Mental Health Awareness MonthBy John RomanoPresident/CEO, New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee As you may know, breast cancer has a month. Cardiovascular disease has a month. But did you know that May is Mental Health Month? That’s right, May is Mental Health Month, established in 1949 by Mental Health America which boosts awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. On the Treasure Coast we are fortunate to have services to help people who develop mental illnesses. Unfortunately, people too often are not aware of the help that is available. Nearly 4 million Florida adults and two million Florida children need mental health services. One in four families has at least one member with a mental disorder. Twothirds of people in need go without treatment, mostly because of inability to access care and stigma. Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Mental illness usually strikes individuals in the prime of their lives, often during adolescence and young adulthood. All ages are susceptible, but the young and the old are especially vulnerable. At times, having a mental illness leads people to feel that their life is hopeless. It is at these times that people with mental illness need to hear that, even though their life may be challenging, it is certainly not hopeless. Recovery is possible! The bad news is that the stigma of mental illness remains, and mental health services are very under-funded. But there is good news, too. Extensive research has shown that mental illness has a biological basis, and there are proven treatments that work. In fact, mental illnesses are more treatable than some diseases, such as heart disease. With proper treatment, the majority of people can return to productive and engaging lives. Families are often afraid that a mental illness is permanent, something with which they will have to deal the rest of their lives. They don’t know where to start in getting help or even how to talk to people abou t what is happening. Please get help for yourself or for a loved one when you think you may be suffering from a mental health disorder. Like many other illnesses, the soone r you seek help, the more likely the positiv e outcome. That’s where New Horizons of th e Treasure Coast and Okeechobee comes in. New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee is dedicated to improving th e lives of individuals and families affected b y mental illness and addiction by providing accessible, recovery-oriented behavioral health care services to children, adults and families. I hope you never need our services, but we are here to help you if you do. New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee is the non-pro t communit y provider of comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services for adults and children in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian Rive r and Okeechobee counties, offering accessible, recovery-oriented behavioral health care services to improve the quality of lif e for individuals and families. May 4, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Guest Commentary 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! Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a lo w around 63. East southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph becoming calm. Extended ForecastSaturday : A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostl y sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph. Saturday Night : A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest. Sunday : A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. West wind around 5 mph. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance o f showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. West northwest wind around 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee NewsSaturday morning interested persons will have a chance to help themselves and others by participating the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee’s Walk for Life. The exercise will be bene cial and the funds raised will help a good cause. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in Flagler Park. There will be an opening ceremony at 8:45 preceding the 3-mile loop through town which ends up back at the park There will be breakfast burritos, orange juice and coffee available in the park before the walk and water stations along the way. Organizer Debi Large of the Pregnancy Center is expecting 200 to 300 people for this rsttime event. She is hoping it will become an annual fund raiser for the Pregnancy Center. Mrs. Large said that many pregnancy centers have such a walk. She said she had seen how fun another pregnancy center had doing this event and decided to bring the event to Okeechobee. She said the walk has been over a year in the planning. Since this is a rst time event, Mrs. Large does not know what to expect in donations. There is no minimum entrance fee. Anyone who has 150 pledges will get a T shirt. For 300 pledges the walker will receive a T shirt and water bottle. The people who have 500 pledges will be awarded a T shirt, a water bottle and a tote bag. Mrs. Large said participants could walk the course as many times as they liked. There will be a closing ceremony in the park at 12:45. For more information, call 863-467-8748. 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 You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL C H U R C H O F O U R S A V I O U R  C o m e w o r s h i p w i t h u s Ž S u n d a y 8 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:30 Christian Education 12:30 Holy Eucharist inSpanish W W e d n e s d a y 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist Service 2 2 0 0 N W 3 r d S t r e e t 8 6 3 7 6 3 4 8 4 3 V i s i t o u r w e b s i t e a t w w w o k e e c o o s c o m EPISCOPAL Grand Opening Soon! SonRise Caf! Sunday Wednesday Mid Week Worship at 7pmChildren and Youth classes are Available Sunday Morning and Wednesdays301 NE 4th Ave. • (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SE 70ETraditional/Worship at 8:30am Sunday School at 10am Contemporary Worship at 10:45am Evening Worship at 6pmBAPTIST 3666 E. Hwy 70 • Okeechobee (0ld Elks Lodge)“Celebrating 25 years of Pastoral Leadership”Sunday School 9 am Worship: Sun. 10 am • Tues. & Thurs. 7:30 pm Prayer Service: Tues. & Thurs. 6:30 7:30 pm Nursery Available at All Services Of ce Hours CLOSED Mondays Tuesday Friday 9 am to 5 pm (863) 357-2264 Bishop Robert J. Banks, Jr., Pastor “Your Place of Destiny” Jeremiah 29:11 Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., May 4TH Thurs., May 10THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “THE AVENGERS” I: “THE AVENGERS”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:30, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 & 9:30, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R II: II: “21 JUMP STREET “21 JUMP STREETFri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG III: III: “PIRATES: BAND OF MISFITS” “PIRATES: BAND OF MISFITS”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 5 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012 Pregnancy Center hosts fund raising walk By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News At their meeting on Tuesday, May 1, the Okeechobee City Council heard some good news—the city’s nances are in good shape. The council received the annual audit report for scal year 2011 as well as a mid-year nancial overview of the current year’s budget. “The City of Okeechobee is nancially sound,” said Derborah Goode, a CPA with the accounting rm of Carr, Riggs & Ingram in her report on the annual audit. “Everything looks good,” she added. In her report on the current budget to date India Riedel, the city’s nance director, said that revenues have increased slightly over last year. The city has received 61.76 percent of what was budgeted as compared to 59.04 percent at this time last year. The city’s portion of monthly receipted sales tax is 7 percent higher, however franchise fee receipts on electric service are down by 11 percent. Building, permitting and zoning fees have increased due to some large projects such as Applebees and CenterState Bank. Based on expense data, the police department fuel usage has declined in the last six months. However Mrs. Riedle said the decreased usage might be offset by rising fuel prices. At the midpoint in the year the general fund has expended 44.46 percent of the budgeted amount. “Our budget is on target,” she said and anticipated no budget adjustments at this time. Turning to another item, the city council approved the Local Mitigation Strategy as proposed by Okeechobee County Emergency Management. This consists of 53 different prioritized projects designed to lessen the effects of natural disasters. As funding becoming available, these projects will be pursued. City nances in good shape National Nursing Home WeekAt the Tuesday, May 1, meeting of the Okeechobee City Council Mayor James Kirk, right, proclaimed the week of May 13 to 19, to be National Nursing Home Week in the city. In his proclamation the mayor saluted the residents of Okeechobee Healthcare Facility, many of whom he said helped build the city. He also honored the staff of the facility, Andrew McKillop, left, Administrator of Okeechobee Healthcare Facility, received the proclamation. Okeechobee News/ Pete Gawda

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Austin Slate, 17OKEE — Austin Slate, of Okeechobee, passed away May 2, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 23, 1995, in Avon Park to Mark Slate and the late Diane Montgomery. He was a student at Okeechobee High School and he attended Oakview Baptist Church. Austin loved music. Austin is survived by his father, Mark Slate and his wife, Florence, of Okeechobee; two brothers, J.R. Slate of Wilsonville, Ala. and Jerald S. Johnson (Kellie) of Arcadia; two sisters, Wendy Anderson and Crystal Scrock (David) all of North Port; grandmother, Nancy Johnson (Ed) of King, N.C.; grandfather, Lloyd Slate (Lucy) of Mantas, Ecuador and grandfather, R.S. Montgomery of Venus. A gathering for friends and family will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Oakview Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor John Garrison of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oakview Youth Ministry, 677 SW 32nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Guadalupe R. ‘Don Lupe’ Gutierrez 86OKEE — Guadalupe R. “Don Lupe” Gutierrez died peacefully Wed. May 2, 2012, at Lawnw ood Regional Medical Center. Born in Carricitos, Texas, Guadalupe had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1959. He attended Church of Our Saviour Episcopal church. In his y ounger years he loved to cowboy and rope. He was the owner and operator of L & L Harvesting and Trucking as well as Gutierrez Harvesting. Guadalupe was an in uential advocate for migrant w orkers helping many to become legalized U.S. citizens. His true passion was his faith and his family. He was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Gonzalez and great-grandson, Billy Jo Olivarez. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Guadalupe Ocanas Gutierrez of Okeechobee; sons, J ose (Darlene) Olivarez of Okeechobee, Juan (Pauline) Gutierrez of Grand Blanc, Mich., Roberto (Diana) Olivarez; daughter, Diana Gutierrez (Brad) Stark; brother, Amado Juarez; sisters, Celestina Silvas, Aurora Garcia Gutierrez, Sara Gutierrez, all of Okeechobee, Flora Martinez of Port St. Lucie; 11 grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be held 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home with services at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2012, at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. 3rd St., Okeechobee, Fla. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, the family suggests that donations be made in Guadalupe’s memory to Church of Our Saviour. Friends may send online condolences to w ww.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012 High School Rodeo Finals at Agri-Civic CenterThe Florida High School Rodeo Finals are under way at the Agri-Civic Center this week. Rodeo events start at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 and at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5. There is no charge for spectators. The entrance to the Agri-Civic Center is off State Road 710.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 and Derby PartyThe Cypress Hut Eagles will host a Birthday Bash and Kentucky Derby Party 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.Kay Mullins Memorial 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 Pregnanc y 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 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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 863-610-0515 or Sister Elinor Sevigny at 863467-5525.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 N W 2nd Street, Room 245, Okeechobee. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. V FW North announces weekend plansBe sure to stop by the North VFW, 300 NW 34th Street this weekend. On Friday there will be Bingo at 1 p.m., The Grill will be open 5-9 p.m. and Karaoke will be hosted by Chuck Darling 7-10 pm. Saturday there w ill be Burgers on the grill noon-2 p.m., Bingo 1 p.m., Fish/Shrimp Dinner 5-7 p.m. and Karaoke hosted by XXL (Dennis) 7-10 p.m. On Sunday, Lori will be serving Stuffed Pork Chops 2-4 p.m. Proceeds go towards v eteran’s assistance programs.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. Community Events

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Gilbert Chevrolet hosted an exciting race Saturday, April 21. Speeding down the track w ere cars, a school bus and even a tank! Boy Scouts from Okeechobee, Belle Glade and Clewiston gathered to show off their building skills at the Pinewood Derby. The winners from each unit now have the opportunity to advance to the Council level PWD races to be held on May 12th at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. The Belle Glade Girl Scout Troop 21170 provided concessions to the parched racers and fans. Races were of ciated by John Wilson of the Gulf Stream Council who states, "[the team at] Gilbert Chevrolet really outdid themselves in helping us have a successful Pinewood Derby!" Congratulations to the winners! Tigers: 1st: Mason Matos 2nd: AJ Coyer 3rd: Pete Morell Wolfs: 1st: Ryan Potter 2nd: Jonathan Thomas 3rd: Mario Matayo Bears: 1st: Nate Watson 2nd: Ethan Adamo 3rd: Alex Willoughby Webelos: 1st: John Paul 2nd: Todd Addington 3rd: Dakota Ali Scouts gather to race at Annual Pinewood Derby 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HEALTH OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon HEALTHCARE Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility€Specialized Wound Care €Full Time Medical Director €Dialysis Support €Alzheimers Support Groups €Intravenous Therapy €Resident & Family Council Groups €Specialized HIV Care €Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy €24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing €Therapeutic Activities€ Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O € 230 South Barfield Hwy € Pahokee561-924-5561€ www.floridacare.net Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton 120 BEDSCaring for Those You Care About 8 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Gilbert ChevroletFrom left to right: John Wilson-Big Lake District Executive. AJ Coyer of Pack 964, Janet Rogers-Big Lake District Commissioner. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSStudents of the WeekOsceola Middle School Students of the Week for April 26, 2012! The students display their pending year of High School Graduation ranging from 2016 to 2019! Then onto higher education! Congratulations to: Back row left to right Chandler Varnadore, Ruth Palacios and Marissa Janes. In the middle row: Sydney Hendrix, Seana Flood, and Marisol Solis. in the front row: Maria Garcia, Maggie Congdon, Marc Alicea and Ricardo Silvas.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Supplement to the Okeechobee News € January 27, 2012 € Also Available Online at newszap.com IN F O R M A T I O NGU I D EF rid a y ,O c to b e r 2 8 ,2 0 1 1 S up pl e m en t t o t h e2011-2012 MEDICAL S u p p l e m e n t t o t h e O k e e c h o b e e N e w s, A u g u s t 1 7, 2 0 1 1D D r r . F F r r e d d B r r o o w w n n C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n   s s H H e e a l l t t h h C C e e n t t e e r r 2 0 1 1 5 5 H H w w y y 4 4 4 1 1 N N o o r r t h , O O k k e e e e c c h h o b b e e e , F F L L € € 8 8 6 3 3 7 7 6 6 3 3 1 1 9 9 5 5 1 1 F F l l o o r r i i d d a a C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y H H e e a a l l t t h h C C e e n n t t e e r r s s , I I n n c c . 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She is being held without bond.  Lester Marshall Cordes, 47, N.E. 14th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested May 2 by Deputy William Jolly on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and driving while license suspended with knowledge. He is being held without bond.  Jeremy Ard, 35, S.E. 14th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested May 2 by Of cer Kelley Margerum on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Tyler James Wheaton, 17, Canon St., Lakeland, was arrested May 2 by Deputy Cari A rnold on a charge of escape from a juvenile facility. He is being held without bond.  Shannon Nicole Cooper, 30, S.E. 37th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested May 2 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of failure to appear possession of lorazepam, failure to appear possession of codeine, failure to appear possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear possession of marijuana under 20 grams. She is being held without bond.  Timothy O’Brien Crews, 38, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 2 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation scheme to defraud. He is being held without bond.  Cameron R. Kelly, 28, N.E. 17th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 2 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with aggravated assault on a law enforcement of cer with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $100,000.  Xavier J. Cummings, 24, N.E. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 2 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a felony charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling, and misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. His bond was set at $26,250. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce (OCSO) will host a memorial Thursday, May 24, to honor members of law enforcement who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Law Enforcement Memorial Service will be held at the sheriff’s of ce, 504 N.W. Fourth St., beginning at 9 a.m. According to the Of cer Down memorial page as of Thursday, May 3, 36 members of law enforcement have died so far this year. Florida leads the nation with three deaths in 2012. In 2011, a total of 166 of cers lost their lives. Again, Florida led all states with 13. The leading cause of those deaths last year was gun re. The Of cer Down page shows that 67 of cers were killed by gunre, and another 34 were killed in automobile accidents. After that, 12 of cers were killed by vehicular assaults and another 11 died due to heart attacks. This year’s numbers mirror those. In 2012: 13 of cers have died due to gun re; nine have died in automobile accidents; three were killed by vehicular assault; and, another three were stabbed to death. The rst month of this year, January, was the deadliest so far with 17 of cers being killed. That was followed by ve in both February and March, seven in April and two so far in May. For more information on the memorial, contact the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce at 863-763-3117. OCSO hosts memorial for fallen of cers There are fewer people in town, but the need for blood continues. If you are at least 17 years old and in good health, you can help save lives by donating blood. Blood drives planned in Okeechobee this month include:  Saturday, May 5 -Cinco de Mayo Event at Philippine Cultural Center on Wolff Rd., 10 a.m. 2 p.m.  Saturday, May 5 -Trading Post Flea Mkt., 10 a.m. 2 p.m.  Tuesday, May 8 -Wal Mart, 1 5 p.m.  Sunday, May 13 -Mother’s Day at Golden Corral, 11 4 p.m. Okeechobee Blood Drives planned for May The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has learned its work at Herbert Hoover Dike will be featured next week in a program on the Travel Channel. The program, entitled “Off Limits,” takes v iewers to various locations around the country, getting insiders’ access to places normally closed to the public. The episode, scheduled for Tuesday (May 8), will highlight the Corps’ work at the 143-mile dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Corps and our contractors are doing some amazing, state-of-the-practice work at Herbert Hoover Dike. This project and the great people who work on it deserve the attention.” Footage for the episode was shot in late J anuary. Crews from the Travel Channel spent a full day with Corps’ employees, who are busily overseeing installation of cutoff wall in the dike between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade. “This show will give everyone a glimpse into the complexities and challenges that USACE and our nation face as we continue to rebuild and restore our critical infrastructure,” said Scott Burch, Geotech Branch Chief in Jacksonville District’s Engineering Division. The program is scheduled to air Tuesday night (May 8) at 10 p.m., EDT. For information on the ongoing re pairs to Herbert Hoover Dike, please visit the following website: http://www.saj.usace.army. mil/Divisions/ProgramProjectMgt/Branches/ WtrRes/FloodCtrl/HHDProject/HHD.htm Dike project on the Travel Channel

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Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session GYNECOLOGIST James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net 863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL S. Scott Tapper, M.D., F.A.C.S.Board Certi ed General Vascular SurgeonSpecializing in the Removal of Varicose Veins Minimally Invasive In Of ce Procedure Performed more than 1500 Endo Venous Laser Ablation procedures Insurance Accepted beforeafter 2169 S.E. Ocean Blvd. Stuart772-286-5501symmetrylaservein.com UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 MRI OKEECHOBEES FINEST OPEN MRI115 NE 3rd St. Suite A863-824-6736SPECIALTYTRAINED/BOARD CERTIFIED RADIOLOGISTSThe Best is Right Here! OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE 2 Blocks North of CVSDrugstore The 2011 – 2012 Medical Information Guide is available online specialsections.newszap.comUse this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website Advertise in the Medical Directory! Call 863-763-3134 Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all ages raulersonprimarycare.com FAMILY MEDICINE By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterThe reason that cancer is a dreaded disease is because it lives and grows among normal cells and tissues of the body and in many cases their ability to spread. Advances in curing cancers will come from our ability to detect cancers earlier and in our ability to treat them selectively without injuring normal cells. 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. This, we believe will result in our increasing ability to cure patients with cancer while at the same time doing it safely. The rapid rate at which these technologies are being deployed is the cause for great optimism in the “ eld of cancer care. So, the answer to the questionƒcan cancer ever be cured? We believe Is a big YES and SOON. Any questions regarding this article or any questions on cancer, please call Dr. Kumar at 863 467 9500 at Big Lake Cancer Center or email him at 121cancercenter@gmail.com Can Cancer Ever Be Cured? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast. Call 863-763-3134 FAMILY MEDICINE 2 0 2 N E 1 9T HD r i v e € O k e e c h o b e e € F o r a p p o i n t m e n t s c a l l (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD€Comprehensive Medical & Preventive Care €Routine Annual Physicals €Well Woman Exam €Geriatric Care €Management of: Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus Menopause Depression Arthritis D i p l o m a t e A m e r i c a n B o a r d o f F a m i l y M e d i c i n e Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted J Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatment, We are Here for You Treatment, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center Okeechobee Cancer Center 301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.1395 • 772.202.0151 Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free Consultation We have the only PET/CT sim on the Treasure Coast All insurance accepted including Medicaid All insurance accepted including Medicaid 10 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012 11

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Personal Property and Centrally Assessed taxes for 2011 are delinquent as of April 1, 2012, drawing interest at the rate of 1 percent per month. Unless taxes and cost are paid, warrants will be issued thereon the proper judicial proceeding, court order will direct levy upon and seizure of tangible Personal Property of the taxpayer of unpaid taxes. Celeste Watford, C.F.C. Tax Collector Okeechobee County 1 P-0260100 $309.99 P00165-000 ADRON FENCE COMPANY 1132 NE 12TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-2337 2 P-0261500 $3,320.57 P00425-000 B & B SITE DEVELOPMENT INC 1505 S PARROTT AVE STE C OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 3 P-0261900 $2,250.91 P00580-000 FAMILY HERITAGE FUNERAL SERVIC BASS OKEECHOBEE FUNERAL HOME 205 NE 2ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 4 P-0264200 $2,357.20 P00970-000 D & K ENTERPRISES OF OKEE INC BRAHMAN THEATRE P O BOX 1395 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973-1395 5 P-0265100 $2,559.36 P01220-000 OKEECHOBEE FUNERAL HOME LLC BUXTONS FUNERAL HOME 110 NE 5TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-2604 6 P-0265200 $756.20 P01220-100 LAKE FUNERAL SERVICES, LLC 205 NE 2ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 7 P-0268500 $2,622.04 P01970-000 CURREN ELECTRIC COMPANY INC 3859 HWY 441 NORTH OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-1720 8 P-0274700 $4,269.69 P03453-100 RIVER COUNTRY LAND & CATTLE II 1313 WEST MIDWAY ROAD FT PIERCE, FL 34982 9 P-0276800 $5,277.64 P03850-080 GOLDEN LION MID FLORIDA LLC C/O CHARLES HUKRIEDE MANAGER 700 SOUTH PARROTT AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 10 P-0282400 $2,379.99 P05430-000 LEFEBVRE GERALD ATTORNEY AT LAW 1910 S PARROTT OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-2539 11 P-0282600 $350.36 P05460-200 LESLIE SUMMERFORD EXC AVATING 4793 HWY 441 SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 12 P-0290200 $3,095.10 P06820-000 OKEECHOBEE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 405 NW 131ST LANE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-8326 13 P-0292700 $240.90 P07294-500 PERRY MUSIC COMPANY INC 2303 ORANGE AVE FT PIERCE, FL 34950-3786 14 P-0292800 $2,504.17 P07326-000 BRENTWOOD OKEE LLC DBA PIER II RESORT 2208 WIDENER TERRACE WELLINGTON, FL 33414 15 P-0294200 $739.66 P07515-000 PROFESSIONAL RESPIRATORY HOME 1020 N PARROTT AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-2110 16 P-0296600 $3,754.14 P08270-000 MIDFLORIDA HARDWARE 3603 SOUTH HWY 441 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 17 P-0297100 $3,979.43 P08444-500 CLOCK RESTAURANT 1111 S PARROTT AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 18 P-0297600 $9,039.53 P08645-000 SCHIRARD CITRUS INC. P O BOX 2667 FT PIERCE, FL 34954-2667 19 P-0297900 $135.75 P08670-000 SPECKLED PERCH STEAKHOUSE & LO 105 HWY 98 NORTH OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-2704 20 P-0304400 $1,207.66 P10080-000 WENDYS/GARY FOODS INCORPORATED 3351 MARINATOWN LN STE 200 NORTH FT MYERS, FL 33903-7000 21 P-0307600 $4,800.74 P10700-690 TELEHAR CORP 1000 SW 15TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 22 P-0310500 $250.25 P10701-468 LORENZ ANIMAL FOODS INC. 30653 NW CENTER AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973-1936 23 P-0316100 $416.55 P10753-000 ADVANCED STONE TECHNOLOGIES 2455 NW 16TH BLVD OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-2010 24 P-0317300 $771.96 P10828-000 HALES FARMS INC P O BOX 2027 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973 25 P-0325300 $768.79 P11078-000 SST CUSTOM FABRICATORS INC 719 HIGHWAY 98 NORTH OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 26 P-0326600 $9,844.20 P11110-000 SURGERY CENTER OF OKEECHOBEE 1655 HIGHWAY 441 NORTH OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 27 P-0334700 $1,959.74 P11311-000 SWEATS TRUCKING & PAVING INC P O BOX 1908 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973-1908 28 P-0335800 $1,452.58 P11351-000 A & O LAUNDERMAT INC 69 SW 19TH AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 29 P-0337300 $1,861.74 P11397-000 SPECTRASITE COMMUNICATIONS INC PROPERTY TAX P O BOX 723597 ATLANTA, GA 31139 30 P-0338600 $6,321.31 P11432-001 EARTHWISE LANDSCAPE PRODUCTS I LORAN STANLEY 1208 NW 10TH AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 31 P-0339800 $1,392.92 P11463-000 BLOCKBUSTER #12489 C/O THOMSON TAX & ACCOUNTING P O BOX 460049 HOUSTON, TX 77056 32 P-0341700 $266.80 P11507-000 CRATES AUTOMOTIVE RESOURCES & SOLUTIONS INC 7720 HIGHWAY 441 SE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 33 P-0349200 $454.88 P11698-000 SIGALOW A DAVID MD PA C/O KEMPA & COMPANY CPAS P O BOX 7477 WANTAGH, NY 11793 34 P-0352100 $778.80 P11802-000 AGRITURF, INC AGRITURF, INC P O BOX 1683 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973-1683 35 P-0354900 $3,961.14 P11889-000 SANCHELIMA DAIRY 1783 NW 93RD AVE MIAMI, FL 33172 36 P-0363200 $4,848.44 P12096-000 SUNSHINE CAR WASH ATTN JIMMY HERDON 409 EASY STREET FT PIERCE, FL 34982 37 P-0366800 $1,884.20 P12211-000 QUALITY TURF OF OKEECHOBEE 2901 SW 24TH AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 38 P-0367100 $273.54 P12221-000 MID FLORIDA TREE & LAND SERVIC 1859 NW 3RD LANE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 39 P-0372800 $3,650.73 P12353-000 BIG H RANCH DBA FLYING G RANCH 10603 HIGHWAY 98 NORTH OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 40 P-0373000 $14,481.63 P12357-000 SOD SERVICES LLC P O BOX 457 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973 41 P-0374400 $194.32 P12416-000 ROJAS HARVESTING 1644 NE 40TH AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 42 P-0375400 $414.36 P12473-000 WHITE OAKS RANCH 8040 NW 144TH TRAIL OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 43 P-0379400 $2,916.89 P12600-000 CR INVESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE 410 SE 2ND AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 44 P-0379600 $169.60 P12604-000 EQUIPMENT SALES ATTN CHARLES HALE P O BOX 943 WILMINGTON, OH 45177-0943 45 P-0381300 $2,227.86 P12645-000 NUVEE ENTERPRISES 8501 SW 10TH LANE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 46 P-0384900 $363.28 P12900-000 J & F FISH & CRITTERS 19620 NW 252ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 47 P-0385500 $1,325.63 P13010-000 ENERGIS PETROLEUM LLC 21707 SAN SIMEON CIRCLE BOCA RATON, FL 33433 48 P-0387900 $12,701.83 P14015-000 OKEECHOBEE REGIONAL CANCER CEN 604 WEST MIDWAY ROAD FORT PIERCE, FL 34982 49 P-0389000 $635.38 P14048-000 ABRC OFFICE BAR AND GRILL 6315 US HWY 441 SE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 50 P-0389500 $7,649.45 P14066-000 MASCHMEYER CONCRETE CO OF FLA 1142 WATER TOWER ROAD LAKE PARK, FL 33403 51 P-0389900 $1,698.27 P14075-000 ROWAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 10455-85TH STREET VERO BEACH, FL 32967 52 P-0391600 $88.07 P14114-000 OMAR & LABIB INC 3235 HWY 70 WEST OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 53 P-0396300 $3,144.15 P14181-000 SK SERVICES LLC P O BOX 1423 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34973-1423 54 P-0397100 $1,805.07 P14189-000 ARNOLDS SOD COMPANY 7285 NW 30TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 55 P-0400500 $628.79 P14315-000 BRAINY BUNCH TUTORING ACADEMY 909 S PARROTT AVENUE SUITE H OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 56 P-0405000 $2,218.29 P14412-000 INTERNATIONAL ROOFING & WATER 8300 NW 144TH TRAIL OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 57 P-0406200 $477.22 P14439-000 GREEN LAWN SVC & SOD INSTALLAT 3038 NW 128TH AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 58 P-0408800 $71.44 P14488-000 SPACE COAST NEUROLOGY 109 NE 19TH LANE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 59 P-0409600 $1,380.93 P14503-000 T & R FIRE INC 611 WS PARK STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 60 P-0413400 $2,883.29 P14550-000 FAMILY FOODS INC DBA FIESTA SUPERMARKET 802 NE PARK STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 61 P-0415100 $523.71 P14576-000 THE CHOP SHOP 674 NW 21ST LANE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 62 P-0420600 $6,754.55 P14651-000 SILVER PALMS 4143 HWY 441 SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 63 P-0422200 $681.94 P14670-000 FITNESS FACTORY 306 NE 3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 64 P-0423600 $5,917.49 P14685-000 HOOK-R, LLC 1679 NW 9TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 65 P-0426400 $8,355.40 P14712-000 PDM NET 658 OLD DIXIE HIGHWAY VERO BEACH, FL 32962-1619 66 P-0426500 $8,355.40 P14712-100 PDM NET 658 OLD DIXIE HIGHWAY VERO BEACH, FL 32962-1619PUBLISH: 5-4-2012 12 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 13 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News Indian River State College, Expanding Horizons Summer Youth Program, in Okeechobee is looking for guest speakers. Dates are available Monday-Thursday, July 18-Aug. 9, y ou can speak for 15-30 minutes, or longer if needed. The class will consist of less than thirty students, ages 14-16 years old. Your presentation can be about your education, career and/or services your program offers to encourage possible career choices or information to provide academic and/or cultural enrichment for the youth. If you’re interested please call or email to con rm your speaking date and time, via phone 866-792-4772 or via e-mail lwhite@ irsc.edu. Your willingness to share your “story” and your experience is an invaluable gift to our youth. For more information, please contact Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000 ext 257. IRSC in search of speakers for y outh program The students from NHS had a great time v isiting Central Elementary’s ACE-Pre-K students as they celebrated Earth Day. They colored and made paper crowns, painted ower pots, planted owers, and read books and other students painted faces. All the students had fun and ACE Pre-K enjoyed all the attention. Thank you Mrs. Reister and NHS for coming. Honor students visit with Central Elementary School pre-k students Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESJessica Jimenez & Nicole Perdomo, both National Honor Society students join in with pre-k students at Central Elementary School and work on projects coloring and making paper hats. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESHonor student, Brittany Ball helps young Pre-K student with ceramic pot painting projects during a visit from the NHS students to Central Elementary School.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.co Century21okeechobee.com m • 20+/-ACRES • 20+/-ACRES NW 72nd Ave. **Not buildable** Pasture land suitable for cattle/agriculture. $40,000 $40,000 or better offer or better offer MLS #205495 • • Blue Blue Heron Heron Lot S.E. 14t CT. $20,900 $20,900 MLS #205527 • Basswood • Basswood Lot NW 33rd Ave $6,000 $6,000 or better offer. MLS #205239 • • 319+/acres 319+/acres on Hwy 441 North $4,000,000 $4,000,000 • Okeechobee Hammock • Okeechobee Hammock Clean corner lot 100x104 (9002 SE 65th Way) $5,900 • Viking $5,900 • Viking acreage David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 • Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 • Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 • Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 • Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485(863) 763-2104Se Habla Espaol 7006-C: Old Center State 7006-C: Old Center State Bank Bank location completely renovated last year. Great business location, Hwy 441 frontage with median cut access. Large parking lot, concrete block construction. On .63 acre. $600,000 $600,000 MLS # 205686 1007-H: 1007-H: SW Section SW Section home with street on two sides, Living Sq Ft 2343, Large Island Kitchen, dining room and large FL room with replace, appliances, large oak trees and fruit trees. $209,000 $209,000 NOW $170,000 NOW $170,000 MLS #205526 3000-M: 3000-M: Treasure IsTreasure Island land 2 bedroom 1.5 bath mobile home with additions waterfront/lake access. Get ready to go shing! $39,900 $39,900 MLS #205768 4004-M: 4004-M: Buckhead Ridge Buckhead Ridge waterfront 2BR/2.5BA with additions. Lg FL rm, screened rm, workshop, boat lift, double carport on a large corner lot with water on two sides. $85,000 $85,000 MLS #205528 5008-H: 5008-H: Conners Gables Conners Gables Cute Frame home, would make a great starters home or rental. 1380 total sq ft, carport. Close to Everglades Elementary School. $48,000 $48,000 NOW NOW $45,000 $45,000 MLS #205611 4000-H: 4000-H: Buckhead Ridge Buckhead Ridge Wow!! Water w/lake access. Boat slip, concrete seawall, furnished, 2 master bdrms, 2 ba. Split plan, appliances. Hardwood and tile oors. Fireplace. Ready to move into condition. $125,000 $125,000 MLS #205694 NEW LISTING REDUCED LAKE ACCESS BILL F. STEGKEMPER, BILL F. STEGKEMPER,REALTOR, CRS, GRI, APPRAISER REALTOR, CRS, GRI, APPRAISERBK129997 BK129997 BUYERS ONLY REALTY CO.P.O. Box 1074, Okeechobee, FL34973 517 S.W. Park St. € Okeechobee(863) 801-9497CELLA A L W A Y S S A V I N G P R O P E R T Y B U Y E R S $ M O N E Y V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com 14 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News A home health care service that is approved for Medicaid patients recently opened in Okeechobee. Mega Nursing Services, licensed in Palm Beach Gardens, has been in business for a number of years. However, about two moths ago they opened an of ce in Okeechobee. The of ce is staffed by Shanda Rainwater, assisted by Jeannie Garrison. These two ladies coordinate the services of seven aides and one LPN and they are trying to hire an RN Mega Nursing Services serves patients from birth to 100 years of age. Mega Nursing Services works to provide the prior authorization required for Medicaid patients. Medicaid covered services include LPNs, RNs, private duty, personal care, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy and medical supplies. The of ce, located at 414 N.W. Third Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. However their services are available seven days a week. The telephone number is 863-824-0869. New nursing service opens local of ce Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaJeannie Garrison, left and Shanda Rainwater, right, are striving to provide the best possible care at Mega Nursing Services. 404 N.W. Third St. Guest readers for Ag Literacy DayReaders, Davey Raulerson, Grace Larson, and Travis Larson volunteered their time to read to students at Rock Solid Christian Academy for Ag Literacy Day. Students learned about the food that is grown or raised in Florida and how that food helps them stay healthy and do their best in school! Special to the Okeechobee News/RSCA Real Life Children's Ranch open yard saleReal Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale will be open Tuesday Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the months of May and June. Cypress Eagles to host dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles will host sh dinner May 8 5-7 p.m. $6. All proceeds will support Community Charity Fund, Public is welcome.

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LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation’s leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, is honored to recognize Gilbert LINE-X with two prominent industry awards, a coveted spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual “Top 500 Franchises” list and the honor of being named the #1 Miscellaneous Auto Products and Services company. Franchisee Bert Culbreth owns the local Gilbert LINE-X store located at 315 S. Parrott Avenue in Okeechobee, Fla. Specializing in spray-on protective coatings, Gilbert LINE-X helps business and residential customers protect their investments by offering rust, corrosion, abrasion and weather-resistant applications, from their well-known bedliner vehicle protection to endless industrial and commercial applications and even government projects in security and national defense coatings. “As a franchisee network, our achievements are recognized and shared among all of our team members,” said Kevin Heronimus, LINE-X CEO. “We are proud to honor Gilbert LINE-X with these awards as they share our dedication in offering only the best to our customers with award-winning products. It is with the support and commitment of our franchisees that LINE-X Protective Coatings has become an award-winning brand.” Having been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine for eleven consecutive years, these awards continue to showcase the commitment LINE-X offers through dedicated customer service and top-quality products at competitive market values. This year’s placement in the magazine’s “Top 500 Franchises” places LINE-X at #195 overall, with a notable #1 honor for the Miscellaneous A uto Products and Services industry. Although widely known for its spray-on truck bedliners, LINE-X Protective Coatings has utilized its attributes to penetrate other markets including military, industrial and commercial applications. LINE-X’s unique solutions for a wide range of applications provide options that are exible in terms of durability, appearance and protection. For more information, contact Gilbert LINE-X or call the store directly at 863-763-6434. For information on becoming a LINE-X Franchisee, visit www.LINE-X.com. Local business earns top business awards 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11.5 +/ACRES OFLIGHT INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL PROPERTYWith frontage on Hwy 441 North. $249,000. Call Bryan Holden (863) 634-5792 104 NW 7thAve. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945f f x v w a x Service Integrity ExperienceLic. RE Broker Auctioneer # AU2579. If youre looking to save money -and who isnt these days? -subscribing to the OkeechobeeNews is a real no brainer! And if you enroll today in our EZPay subscription plan, youll not only save REAL money, but youll s-t-r-e-t-c-h every cent. Plus well give you a complimentary e-Subscription so you can read YOUR newspaper anywhere via the Internet.Thats a value of $72 -Yours for FREE if you act NOW!(*Value based on annual subscriptions) For ONLY $6.00 a monthSUBSCRIBE TODAY!EZPay is simplicity personified. It is the most convenient way to pay for your subscription. Once its set up, its automatic every month. And with no bills, no checks and no mail, EZPay is kind to the environment. Act now!Limited time offer! Visit: https://circulation.newszap.com/ Email: readerservices@newszap.com Call: 800-282-8586 I t  s a l l a b o u t y o u y o u r n e w s y o u r n e i g h b o r s y o u r l i f e Over 100 ListingsOak – lined drive greets you to this dramatic 3 BD/ 3 BA home with 2 car garage. 6683 SF under roof, 3789 of living space, hardwood oors, beautiful staircase and widow’s walk balcony. Formal living room, family room, formal dining, huge kitchen. Over 1400 SF of outdoor deck space is perfect for entertaining. Property is fenced, so bring your horses! You can own Gone with the Wind beauty for only $279,000! Call Holly (863) 532-1778 GONE WITH THE WIND BEAUTY on OVER 12 ACRES 15 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Jack Fulce was just doing what came naturally when he opened Crappy Jack’s Bait and Tackle two years ago. It was a natural outgrowth of participation in shing tournaments. During one tournament he and a friend went into a bait and tackle shop where Mr. Fulce spent $5,200. His friend told him he should open up his own bait and tackle shop, which he did. Crappy Jack’s claims to have the largest bait selection on Lake Okeechobee. They carry arti cial bait as well as minnows, crickets and wild and domestic shiners. Crappy Jack’s offers guided shing trips and hunting trips for duck, hog, frogs, turkey, coyote and alligator. They also offer airboat and pontoon boat tours on the lake and dinner cruises on the Kissimmee River. Crappy Jack’s, located at 1033 Hunter Road in Buckhead Ridge, is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Bait business came naturally Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaJack Fulce, the owner of Crappy Jack’s Bait and Tackle claims to have the largest selection of bait on the lake. Special to the Okeechobee News Local business, Gilbert Line X Protective Coatings owners, Bert Culbreth was recently awarded the top business honors of Top 500 Franchises in Entrepreneur Magazine.

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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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Garage/ Yard Sales*3 Family* Yard Sale Fri. & Sat. 4th & 5th 8:00 am till ?? 1940 NW 6th Street Tools and a bit of everything! 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. OKEECHOBEE 155 SE 36th Terrace, 05/05/12, 7am-11am. yard saletan loveseat, kitchen items, bedding, baby items, and more! PersonalsAttractive Slim Brunette 42. Seeks established Christian Man 45-65, for long term relationship. Call 954-330-9475 ServicesWe pay cash for cars in ANY condition. No title needed. 863-268-JUNK. (863)268-5865 www.268junk.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time EXPERIENCED COOK Now Hiring Must have references Apply in person between 7am & 2pm @ Crossroads Restaurant 5050 NE 128th Ave. Okeechobee, FL (863)763-8333 Employment Full TimeFresenius Medical Care North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ConnectTO HIGHER CARE.Join Fresenius Medical Care, the global leader in dialysis, in our commitment to excellence through UltraCare. We currently have the following opportunities available at our P o r t S t L u c i e F L facility.Biomedical TechnicianQualifications include: € High school/Vocational diploma or G.E.D. € Technical training or AA degree in Electronics or Biomedical € Demonstrated leadership and training abilities and ability to work a flexible schedule Initial and ongoing training available. We offer a generous compensation and benefits package that includes medical and dental, 401K match, profit sharing, short and long term disability, tuition reimbursement, and a generous Paid Time Off program! To discover the difference between a job and real job satisfaction, go to http://fmsjobs.fmcna.com/port-saint-lucie. CDL DRIVER NEEDED for local hauling. Truck furnished. Home every night. Needed May through September. Please call (863)414-8842 Electrical Journeyman needed, DFWP, apply in person or drop resume at 2801 SW 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full Time Employment Medical MA / LPN Busy cardiology of ce looking for certi ed MA or LPN. Competitive wages and excellant bene ts. Bi-lingual preferred but not required. Contact Lori @ 863-467-9400 for more details. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Employment MedicalNeed CNA’s and RN’s For Home Health Care. $50.00 Sign on Bonus. Apply in person @ 414 NW 3rd Street See Shanda or Jennie For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments2 BR 1BA Cute brick home, Basswood NW 34th Ave. Cent Heat/Air, new carpet, paint and bath $675/mo. Move in $675 plus $600 security 561-723-6355. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com FurnitureDisney World Princess White bedroom suite, full size bed, carved roses in wood. $50.00 Call 317-698-0665 4361 SE 24th Street Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. FREE TOWING. (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $16.00 a piece. Coastal and Oat Hay Mix $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsBEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784. FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. $170 per week + sec. dep. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. OKEECHOBEE 1/1, in the country on water, clean, furnished, cable, elec, satellite incld. $600/mo or $150/wk plus sec (863)467-1950 Commercial PropertyBAY FOR LEASE Great Commercial Location, In Town. Single 1000 sq.ft. Bay w/Restroom. $550 mo. Call (863)763-4414. Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK Condos: Avail. Immed. Fully furnished, Pool, Tennis & Boat Dock 1br/1ba + Utilities. $625. Annual Lease. 215-359-7779 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lots SaleFOR SALE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT CLOSE TO BLUE HERRON IN BRENT WOOD ESTATES. LOT SIZE IS 0.65 ACRES HAS HOUSE PAD IN PLACE TO ACCOMADATE A 3500 SQ. FT. HOME WATER DEPOSIT PAID READY TO BUILD ON. $45,000 OR O.B.O. CALL CARL @ 863-634-8617 Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income ,Vacant Land 6+Acres, located at 20 NE 363rd Ct., Okeechobee, $49,900. Visit www. roselandco.com\82H, Drive by then call (866) 249-0680. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSaleBANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 16 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board will be meeting on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. Please contact Sue Christopher, 863-763-4423, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Fire Department at 863-763-4423 for assistance. by: Jamie Gamiotea, Code Board Chairperson 416571 ON 5/4/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD031 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2984 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: ROSE ACRES LOT 6 1-20-37-36-0010-00000-0060 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416393 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD030 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2983 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: ROSE ACRES LOT 5 1-20-37-36-0010-00000-0050 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416390 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD033 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2993 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: ROSE ACRES W 82 FT OF LOT 18 1-20-37-36-0010-00000-018A Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416396 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD037 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3382 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOT 1 BLOCK 247 3-21-37-35-0020-02470-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GERALDINE BERTRAM Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416401 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD034 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2996 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: MOSQUITO CREEK LOT 6 1-21-37-36-0010-00000-0060 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GLOBAL AMERICAN GROUP LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416397 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD038 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BAKERSTREET INVESTMENTS INC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3672 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: PIONEER ESTATES UNIT 1 LOT 28 1-04-38-36-0010-00000-0280 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RUSSELL SCOTT Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416402 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD025 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that HENRIETTE & MARK DESCHAMPS the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2129 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: PLAYLAND PARK LOT 21 BLOCK F 1-07-37-35-0010-0000F-0210 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: TIMOTHY L COOK Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 31st day of May, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 414988 ON 4/20,27;5/4,11/2012 Public Notice How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD024 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 910 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 15 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 15 25 34S 33E 1-25-34-33-0A00-00015-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KERRYANN N FORBES Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 31st day of May, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 414987 ON 4/20,27;5/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD039 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BAKERSTREET INVESTMENTS INC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3788 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: UNPLATTED LANDS OF THE CITY BEG 567 FT S & 150 FT W OF NE COR OF SEC 28 RUN S 192.7 FT THENCE W 211 FT N 192.7 FT E 211 FT TO POB 28 37S 35E .93 ACRES 2-28-37-35-0A00-00028-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MDC 1 LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416403 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012 AT 3:30 P.M. IN ROOM 142/143, THE KNOWLEDGE ROOM AT THE CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER ON THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE CHASTAIN CAMPUS AT 2400 SE SALERNO ROAD, STUART, FLORIDA 34997. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE. 416312 ON 5/4/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD026 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1404 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: PLATTS BLUFF RANCHES LOT 26 PLATTS BLUFF RANCHES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN SECTIONS 25 AND 36, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 36, BEAR SOUTH 00 DEG 24 MIN 59 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 278.23 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CARLA ROAD AND THE P.O.B.; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEG 24 MIN 59 SEC WEST, A DISTANCE OF 295.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 88 DEG 16 MIN 23 SEC WEST, A DISTANCE OF 625.00 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LISA LANE; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEG 24 MIN 59 SEC EAST, ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF SAID LISA LANE, A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 88 DEG 16 MIN 23 SEC EAST, A DISTANCE OF 555.00 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID CARLA ROAD; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEG 24 MIN 59 SEC WEST, ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID CARLA ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 35.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 88 DEG 16 MIN 23 SEC EAST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID CARLA ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 70.00 FEET TO THE P.O.B. 1-25-36-33-0010-00026-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KATHREINE A BAUM Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416177 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD027 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1812 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS BEGINNING AT THE CORNER OF TRACT 9, BLOCK 10, OF OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHERE TRACT 7, 8, 9 AND 10 MEET; RUN THENCE ALONG THE COMMON BORDER OF TRACTS 8 & 9 TO 3RD AVENUE TO A POINT; RUN THENCE 305 FEET ALONG THE COMMON BORDER OF TRACT 9 & 3RD AVENUE TO A POINT; THENCE 300.19 FEET TO THE COMMON BORDER OF TRACT 9 AND 10 TO A POINT; THENCE ALONG THE COMMON BORDER OF TRACT 9 AND 10 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 1-15-36-35-0010-00100-009A Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BARBARA L MCKANE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 14th day of June, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416178 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 17 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD023 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that AVENA-LYN SMITH PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE of the ESTATE of ROSALIND GAIL KERBY SMITH the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 902 Year of Issuance: May-19-2005 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOTS 44 45 46 47 BLOCK 36 1-06-36-34-0010-00360-0440 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ELSIE CARTER JAMES W BURDIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 31st day of May, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 414986 ON 4/20,27;5/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD022 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ANA MERCEDES PRADO-KENDRICK the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 291 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 4 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 4 SECTION 13 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. 1-13-34-33-0A00-00004-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: TARPON IV LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 31st day of May, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 414985 ON 4/20,27;5/4,11/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD036 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BAKERSTREET INVESTMENTS INC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3252 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: BEG AT NW COR OF GOVT LOT 1 RUN S ON W BDRY OF GOVT LOT 1 DIST OF 1428.52 FT FOR A POB CONT SRLY ON W BDRY OF GOVT LOT 1 DIST OF 137.35 FT TO NW COR OF LAND DESC IN OR 317912 THENCE RUN S 89 DEG 36 MIN E DIST OF 177.95 FT TO A PT BEING NE COR OF LAND IN OR 317-912 THENCE S 00 DEG 24 MIN E P/L WITH W LINE OF GOVT LOT 1 DIST OF 263.41 FT TO PT ON NRLY R/W LINE OF US 441 THENCE RUN S 77 DEG 43 MIN 07 SEC E ON NRLY R/W OF US 441 DIST OF 153.36 FT TO A PT THENCE RUN N 00 DEG 28 MIN 34 SEC E DIST OF 432.50 FT THENCE RUN N 89 DEG 36 MIN W DIST OF 328.64 FT TO POB 36 37S 35E 2 ACRES 1-36-37-35-0A00-00002-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LIGHTSEY ENTERPRISES LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416400 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD028 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2899 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 35-E, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING FURTHER BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 17 THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 57 MIN 33 SEC EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHWEST SECOND AVENUE; THENCE ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE NORTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST, A DISTANCE OF 288.32 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHWEST 4TH STREET; THENCE ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST, A DISTANCE OF 792.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SOUTHWEST 4TH STREET SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST, A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST, A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF SOUTHWEST 4TH STREET, SAID POINT ALSO BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-035E Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416179 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD029 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2979 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOTS 14 AND 15 OF CORBETT NORMAN SUBDIVISION AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 49 MIN 55 SEC EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 20, FOR A DISTANCE OF 999.57 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 40 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 20, FOR A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET FOR P.O.B.; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 40 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 334.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 49 MIN 55 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 FOR A DISTANCE OF 315.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 40 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 70.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 49 MIN 55 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 40 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 264.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 49 MIN 55 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 190 FEET TO THE P.O.B. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST. AND LOT 13 OF CORBETT NORMAN SUBDIVISION, UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, DESCRIBED AS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 49 MIN 55 SEC EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 20, FOR A DISTANCE OF 999.57 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 40 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 20 FOR A DISTANCE OF 314.00 FEET FOR A P.O.B.; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 40 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 208.29 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 49 MIN 55 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 315.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 40 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 208.29 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 49 MIN 55 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 315.00 FEET TO THE P.O.B. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST. LESS & EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 49 MIN 55 SEC EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 20, FOR A DISTANCE OF 999.57 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 40 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 20, FOR A DISTANCE OF 384.00 FEET FOR P.O.B.; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 40 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 138.29 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 49 MIN 55 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 315.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 40 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 208.29 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 49 MIN 55 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 40 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 70.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 49 MIN 55 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 190.00 FEET TO THE P.O.B. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE N 1/2 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST. 1-20-37-36-0A00-00001-0014 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416377 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE Okeechobee Cty. Family Health/ Healthy Start Coalition, Inc. Proposal Results for 2012-2013 Healthy Start Care Coordination Program. The Okeechobee Cty. Family Health/Healthy Start Coalition, Inc. has opened contract negotiations with Sharpe Nursing Services, LLC. for Care Coordination services starting July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. For information contact the Coalition of ce 575 SW 28 St. Okeechobee, FL 34974, 863-462-5877 416576 ON 5/4,6/2012NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD035 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BAKERSTREET INVESTMENTS INC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3156 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: OAK TREE PLACE UNIT F DWELLING STRUCTURE 100 1-29-37-35-0050-00100-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ATUL PATEL RAJEN V PATEL Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416398 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD032 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2989 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: ROSE ACRES W 82 FT OF LOTS 14 15 16 1-20-37-36-0010-00000-014A Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 14th day of June, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416395 ON 5/4,11,18,25/2015 Treasure Coast Regional Schools Workshop The Treasure Coast Regional Schools Workgroup will hold a workshop meeting on Monday, May 7, 2012, in Room 303 of the Okeechobee County School Board, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to discuss state and federal legislative issues. Members of the School Boards of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties have been invited. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent Okeechobee County Schools 416553 ON 5/4/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2012-21 Douglas Brown Center HVAC Improvements INVITATION TO BID Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 until 2:30 p.m. on May 16, 2012. Bids will be received at the second oor BOCC clerk’s of ce, Room 222, and will be publicly opened in room 201 and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time speci ed will not be accepted. The BIDS shall be based on installation of new HVAC as per plans and speci cations for the Okeechobee County Douglas Brown Center HVAC Improvements Project dated May 1, 2012 by GLE Associates, Inc. The project is funded by a federal grant, and federal and state requirements, such as Davis-Bacon Act and Buy American, will apply to the contract. All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from Okeechobee County Capital Improvement Of ce 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Ste C Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-763-0805 sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us Any questions pertaining to the project speci cations or scope of work will be addressed to the Okeechobee County Capital Improvements, 863-763-5529 (fax) in writing no later than May 11, 2012, 5:00 pm. Each Contractor will be furnished with one (1) set of Plans and Speci cations for a non-refundable deposit of Twenty Dollars ($20.00). The Bidders deposit shall be a check made payable to GLE Associates, Inc. for a hard copy. An electronic version may be obtained via email at no cost, upon written request. No partial sets of Drawings and Speci cations will be issued. Bidders may pick up Plans and Speci cations from the Okeechobee Capital Improvements of ce or Documents can be obtained by express mail upon receipt of vendor’s check and express mail account number. BID DOCUMENTS MUST BE OBTAINED DIRECTLY FROM GLE ASSOCIATES, INC. OR OKEECHBEE COUNTY TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BID. A pre-bid conference will be held at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, Room 201 located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 on May 9, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Bidder’s attendance is mandatory. BIDS RECEIVED FROM CONTRACTORS WHO DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE RETURNED UNOPENED. THERE WILL BE A ONE-TIME ONLY WALK-THRU OF THE SITE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE. Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, or Certi ed Check, made payable to “Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners”, in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total Bid Amount. The Bidder, if awarded the Contract and the bid amount is $100,000 or more, will execute and le acceptable performance and payment bonds equal to 100% of the contract price within ten (10) days after written notice of the award of contract. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set for opening of bids. Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make modi cations to the work after bidding, and waive any formality in the Bids if they deem it in their best interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide additional information including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects constructed within the past ve (5) years, client references, or other nancial references deemed appropriate to Contract Award. Bidders will con ne their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be accepted. Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform the work and services or quali ed by examination to be so licensed. If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the speci cations, it is the bidder’s responsibility to seek clari cation from Okeechobee County Capital Improvements. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to requirements of the County. The Board of County Commissioners has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: “BID Douglas Brown Center HVAC Improvements, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2012-21”. BIDDER MUST SUBMIT (1) ORIGINAL AND (2) COPIES OF THE BID. Margaret G. Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, FL Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court Okeechobee County, FL 416556 ON 5/4/2012 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on MAY 18, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2006 KAWASKI EX250 F18 NINJA 250R VIN #JKAEXMF196DA25731 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 416551 ON 5/4/2012 18 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9’ Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a Special Exception to allow a mine or borrow pit in an Agriculture (A) zoning district. The property owner is 266 Trees, LLC. The applicant is Steve Grif n. The property address is 8800 State Road 70 West and is more particularly described as follows: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22, THENCE SOUTH 0009’35” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 27.91 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD #70 AS PER STATE ROAD DEPARTMENT R/W MAP FOR S.R. #70, SECTION 91070-2507, SHEETS 2 AND 3 OF 4;THENCE NORTH 8957’03” EAST ALONG SAID R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2796.53 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 35.00 FEET AND CENTRAL ANGLE OF 9241’08” ; THENCE EASTERLY AND SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 56.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE SOUTH 0238’11” WEST ALONG THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF S.W. 87TH TERRACE, AS PER OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 246, PAGES 969-970 AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 246, PAGES 971972, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 1827.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT IN SAID R/W LINE, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 665.00 AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 1257’43”; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 150.44 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 1535’54” WEST CONTINUING ALONG SAID WESTERLY R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 776.93 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 350.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4823’24”; THENCE SOUTHERLY AND EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 282.93 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTHERLY AND EASTERLY ALONG SAID WESTERLY R/W LINE, THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 350.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 1507’38”, A DISTANCE OF 88.45 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 4755’09” EAST, CONTINUING ALONG SAID R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 3.96 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT’S LEVEE #62, SHEETS 2 AND 3 OF 6; THENCE SOUTH 4130’00” WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 379.99 FEET; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE THE FOLLOWING COURSES: THENCE NORTH 4830’00” WEST PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 4130’00” WEST, PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 4830’00” EAST, PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 4130’00” WEST ,PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 1819.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT IN SAID R/W LINE, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 885.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4050’00”; THENCE WESTERLY AND SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 630.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 8220’00” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 221.26 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT IN SAID R/W LINE, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 615.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2138’08”; THEN WESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 232.25 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH A NON-TANGENT LINE IN SAID R/W LINE; THENCE SOUTH 3200’00” WEST, CONTINUING ALONG SAID RAN LINE, A DISTANCE OF 66.02 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 5800’00” WEST, PERPENDICULAR TO THE PROCEEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 70.00 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF AFORESAID SECTION 22; THENCE NORTH 0009’ 35” WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 2212.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVE OF A NON TANGENT CURVE TO THE LEFT, OF WHICH THE RADIUS POINT LIES NORTH 0508’56” EAST, A RADIAL DISTANCE OF 11,260.28 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 0410’26”, A DISTANCE OF 820.29 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8822’21” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 762.55 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 130.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 3645’17”; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC A DISTANCE OF 83.39 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 5137’03” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 95.25 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 170.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4634’36”; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC A DISTANCE OF 138.20 FEET; THENCE NORTH 8148’21” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 290.51 FEET; THENCE NORTH 7829’02” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 359.37 FEET; THENCE NORTH 5712’30” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 53.13 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 81.53 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the department. William D. Royce, Planning Director Petition S-2012-0176 416508 ON 5/4/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-056 IN RE: ESTATE OF IRENE MARIE CONNER, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the le number are indicated above. The address of the Court is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedent’s estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or liquidated, you must le your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with the court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT’S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is January 2, 2012. The date of rst publication of this Notice is April 27, 2012. Personal Representative: JENOVA HOELSCHER 6412 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34874 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 415860 ON 4/27;5/4/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-DR-559 IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: VERONICA GONZALEZ WIFE AND LUIS GONZALEZ HUSBAND NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION TO: Luis Gonzalez YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage, including claims for dissolution of marriage, payment of debts, division of real and personal property, and for payments of support, has been led against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action of Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, Petitioner’s attorney, whose address is 107 N.E. 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 within 28 days from rst publication, and le the original with the clerk of this court at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, either before service on Petitioner’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosures of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED this 10th day of April, 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk 414860 ON 4/13,20,27 & 5/4/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of stored items on May 17, 2012. Owner Unit # Tina Elder #647 Beatrice Gordon #435 Christopher Lachman #619 Nataliya Turner #625 416577 ON 5/4,11/2012 19 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Crossword Puzzle This puzzle was in the April 18, issue. Answers to previous puzzle Elks to hold May meetingThe Elks will be meeting May 10, at 7 p.m. at the VFW So. It is located in Treasure Island on 441 S. just past the blinking light.Shared Services Network to meetThe Executive Roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County will conduct its bimonthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11 in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000, Ext. 257. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Tampa Chamberlain pounded three home runs and advanced to the Final 4 in Class 7A with an 8-0 shutout of the Okeechobee Brahmans in the Region 3 Final played Tuesday night in front of over 600 fans at Okeechobee High School. Okeechobee (20-9) had their best chance to score in the third when Lexi Ward tried to score on a ground ball by Sarah Davis. Lauren Holbrook made a nice throw to catcher Lindsey Hagberg to nail Ward at the plate. Carissa LiCata had another strong game for Okeechobee with two base hits. She lined out to short in her nal at bat. Sam Harrell and Lauren Hazellief had the other hits for Okeechobee. Dwyer struck out six and walked two batters. Harrell ended her senior season with a record of 18-5. Harrell will graduate with most of the important school records in a record-breaking career. She had her moments in the game as she struck out the side in the second inning on 11 pitches and struck out seven in the game. Brahman Coach Tyrone Smith said despite the loss the girls will have a lot of great memories from this season. He said the team did their best to keep their run going. "We knew coming into this game that they would be a tough team. We heard they were a powerful offensive team and it showed tonight with the home runs they hit," he explained. Smith said he felt the young Brahmans will bene t from the experience gained in the post season. The younger players will all have to take more of a leadership role next year. "I think this will help them. I think they will come back and work even harder. Some of our younger pitchers like Danyelle Shef eld, Kathy Simmons and Delany Osceol a will have to work out and step up their game a little bit this summer," he said. Smith said he knew Bell would be good and admitted he was tempted to pitch around the Chiefs star. He said he talked to other coaches who informed him the three batters behind Bell were all great hitters and the entire team combined for 22 home runs this year. "You can pick and choose who you pitch around, but if you pitch around her you have three other girls that can do the same things that she did," he added. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Okeechobee News May 4, 2012 OHS softball team falls to Tampa Chamberlain Boys baseball seniors honoredThe Okeechobee High School senior night game was held on Friday, April 20, against Melbourne, the Alma Mater of Brahman coach Jeff Blackstone. Okeechobee won the contest 7-5 to ensure another winning season. Bryan Stokes (top photo) was joined by his parents Tuesday. Will Jackson (bottom photo) was joined at senior night by his parents Tonya and James at the OHS Senior Night on April 20. Sam Harrell ended her record breaking high school career with seven strikeouts against Tampa Chamberlain in the Regional Final played Tuesday night. Tampa Chamberlain won 8-0. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCarissa LiCata races to rst for a bunt single in the rst inning of the regional nal game held Tuesday at OHS. Okeechobee fell 8-0 to Tampa. Chamberlain ranked 7th in the state of the Florida. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Jim Leidy