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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 05-09-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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11.57 feetLast Year: 10.76 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Wednesday, May 9, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 56 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Turtle farmers charged with illegal exports ... Page 18 Nurses’ week honored ... Page 2 Sexual predator noti cations ... Page 7 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySpring grid practice under wayNearly 100 athletes signed up to play football for Okeechobee High School this spring and the rst few days of practice have been positive according to head coach Chris Branham. Brahman alumnus Scott Hackett has joined the staff to coach the defensive line this year. For more on the story, see page 19. Driver of pickup truck says he didn’t know he had a passengerBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local deputy received quite a surprise while on routine patrol Friday night when he came upon a bleeding man lying on S.R. 70 East. The victim, stated Deputy Justin Akins of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), apparently fell from the back of a pick up truck. The deputy’s report said the man—Sergio Trujillo Mora, 35, of a West Palm Beach address—was unconscious and bleeding from a laceration to his head. Deputy Akins stated in his report that he found Mr. Mora lying in the eastbound lane of S.R. 70 East near S.R. 710 around 9:28 p.m. on May 4. OCSO Corporal Paul Ferrell arrived on the scene and apparently told Deputy Akins that he had seen Mr. Mora in the back of a red GMC pickup truck as it approached the intersection of S.R. 710 and S.R. 70 East. Cpl. Ferrell then left to look for the truck and found it at Bill’s Mini-Mart, 3400 S.R. 70 E., where he spoke with the driver of the truck—Fermin Olvera-Servin, 48, of Okeechobee. Deputy nds injured man in road See DEPUTY — Page 13 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee New It’s budget time again. At their meeting on Thursday, Okeechobee County Commissioners will receive a presentation of proposed operating department budgets for the coming scal year. Mudfests on county agenda Belinda Forlifer was getting ready to close up the Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue Shelter for the evening on Friday, when frantic residents arrived with a dog they had found. The young female dog, which appears to be a chow or chow mix, had been left in a ditch with its legs Dog hog tied,' left in ditch If you go ...WHAT: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission WHEN: 9 a.m., Thursday, May 10 WHERE: Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. See COUNTY — Page 13 This young dog is recovering at Pet/Rescue. See DOG — Page 13 OUA operating Pine Ridge Park utilities ... Page 3

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Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, high near 90. West southwest wind between 5-15 mph, with gusts high as 25 mph. Chance of precip. 40%. Tonight: 20% chance of showers & thunderstorms before 11pm. Low around 68. West southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday : A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind between 5 and 10 mph. Special to the Okeechobee NewsFor the de nition of Community Health Care Nursing, we quoted Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, (17th Edition), "Is a nurse who combines principles and practices of nursing in Public Health, to provide care to people in a community, rather than an institution." On behalf of the Okeechobee County Health Department, we would like to recognize our nurses and certi ed nurses assistants, in celebration of Nurses' Week, May 6-May 12. Our combined years of experience total 95 years of dedication to the Nursing Profession. Our experience allows us to provide our community with quality health care and educational information. Our services include immunizations for children and adults, Family Planning and Annual Exams. We provide female related, Health Care Issues and Education, speci cally focusing on healthy practices, and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. We also test males for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. Our caring staff is looking forward to assisting you with your individualized, Health Care Needs. We are located at 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, we are open Monday-Thursday from 8-5 p.m. and on Fridays 8 a.m.-noon. Please call to schedule your appointment. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 Okeechobee Forecast Community Health Care Nurses recognized during Nurses’ Week In the photo above (l-r), Vickie Elkins, RN (Director of Nursing) and Marcia Woodham, LPN. Not pictured, Terri Meyer, HSR. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHDIn the photo above (l-r), Brenda Williams, RN (Clinic Supervisor), Maggie Fadley, LPN, Teresa Perdomo, HST, CNA and Patricia Pelayo, LPN.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News At their meeting on Tuesday, May 8, the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) Board of Directors spent a considerable amount of time discussing the utility situation at Pine Ridge Park. A recent court order made the OUA a receiver for a water and wastewater system serving that area after it was abandoned by the owner. “To put it mildly,” said John Hayford, OUA’s executive director, “this has been an experience.” He reported that 61 residential meters and three master meters had been installed. He said that some of the original meters w ere either broken or missing and he was not sure of the accuracy of the remaining original meters. He passed around a wastew ater pipe joint which he said was held together by what appeared to be caulking. Since April 12, the OUA has repaired three leaks in the water system. He said the OUA staff would soon be securing an engineering rm to handle the permit renewal process for the wastewater treatment plant. At this point, since they could nd no records, Mr. Hayford said he had no idea as to the revenue stream the utility could expect from Pine Ridge Park. He said the meters w ould be pre-read to give the customers an idea of what their monthly water bill would be under OUA rates. The meters will be read again toward the end of May and the rst bills sent out the rst of June. Operations director Roy Reno said the water quality was “as good as it can be.” He said that when the OUA took over the system two of the four wells were not operating. The OUA staff managed to get those two wells operating. However, another well was found to have an abundance of sand. On April 30 a contractor began the process of cleaning the sewer collection system. This will be followed by video inspections. Additionally OUA personnel will begin smoke testing the collection system for damaged pipes or improper connections. While the board discussed various options for upgrading the system, including installing larger pipes which would provide re protection, board attorney Tom Conley advised, ”This isn’t our system. We are only operating as a receiver.” He went on to say the OUA had no legal obligation to upgrade the system. He said their only legal obligation was to ensure the Pine Ridge Park residents had uninterrupted service. Mr. Conley said he was negotiating with the owner for the OUA to take possession of the system, The attorney said that if those talks were successful then would be the appropriate time to discuss improvements to the system. Turning to other matters, at a previous board meeting staff was asked to contact several realtors to obtain their estimation of current value and marketability of several properties owned by the OUA. Those properties included 66 acres on S.R. 78 W. which was purchased to provide a location for disposal of process water from the surface water treatment plan. It is estimated that the OUA will need only about 25 acres of this property. It was purchased on an “all or none” basis. Also included was ve acres on S.R. 78 W, which was purchased to provide an additional buffer area around the ten acre dispersal pond just north of this property. This property was also considered for a parts warehouse and distribution center. That project has been put on hold. The OUA also owns 1.3 acres on S.W. Park Street which was purchased for a future administrative building. The opinion of the realtors consulted was that, given the current market value of the properties, it would be better to hold on to them until there was a more favorable market. Mr. Hayford gave the board members copies of the preliminary budget for the coming scal year to be discussed at the next meeting. The good news is that, to date, the proposed budget contains no rate increase. In other action the board:  authorized payment of two invoices totaling $14,075 to Eckler Engineering for services in connection with the rehabilitation o f vacuum pump station No. 1;  authorized payment of $3,511.95 to AECOM, Inc., for additional cost incurred in the consumptive use permit approval process;  received the nance report for the period ending April 30;  approved payment of the monthly invoice of $3,261 for legal services from Alcalde and Fay;  approved payment of $1,599.45 to PRMG for professional services associated with updating the water and wastewater nancial forecast;  approved payment of $21,226 to Chaz Equipment Co., for rehabilitation services on eleven manholes;  transferred $54,298.79 from the general reserve fund to the 2002 bond piping fund to close out the account on the completed project; and  transferred unbudgeted net operating surplus funds from scal year 2011 o f $100,000 to the capital improvements projects fund and $246,420 from that same source to the rate stabilization fund.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. OUA operating Pine Ridge Park water system The Indian River State College Chorale and Wind Ensemble will present their Summer Variety Concert “Moonlight Serenade,” Thursday-Saturday, May 10-12, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center at the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. Tickets are $12. Always a highlight of the Summer Series, the Variety Concert presents the best in student performances of popular music and jazz standards, featuring the IRSC “Company” singers and IRSC Jazz Ensemble. This evening promises memorable renditions of favorite music from times past and present. Tickets can be purchased at the box of ce located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby at the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by phone with VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box Of ce today at (772) 462-4750 or toll-free at 1-800-220-9915 to reserve seats. IRSC presents ‘Moonlight Serenade’ Chamber to hold May Concealed Weapons Permit classThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee will host a Concealed Weapons Permit Class on Thursday, May 17, at the Hampton Inn from 7 to 9 p.m. Range training will be conducted on the following Saturday morning. The cost of the class is $30, and a concealed weapon permit package will be provided to each participant. You do not need to own a gun to attend class. Preregistration and prepayment is required at the time of registration. Register online at www.OkeechobeeBusiness.com. Go to calendar of events and click on the May 17 Concealed Weapons Permit Class. Then follow instructions to register online. You may also complete a registration form at the Hampton Inn. If you should have additional questions, please contact the Chamber at terry@OkeechobeeBusiness.com or 863-467-6246.Republican Party Of ce announces hoursNeed campaign signs? Need to register to vote? Need to change your Party af liation? Need information on your favorite Republican Candidates? The Republican Party of ce at 401 NW 4th Street is open on Fridays from 10 a,m, to 5 p.m. and at most other times by appointment. Call 863-532-9623 for any information.

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A lmost beyond belief If you are going to have children they are Y OUR responsibility, not the government’s. If y ou aren’t able to care for more kids, make s ure you don’t get pregnant. There are plenty of methods of birth control available, if you have no self-control.Socialism This is what I say to the few people I have met that say that they hate the U.S. and that w e should be socialist or communist because it is better for the people. I encountered them during college and I must say, in the business c ommunity, I don’t hear it at all... I know this is an old cliche and I almost hate to use it but it is s o appropriate here. Please, please, please, go t o a socialist or communist country and live. Leave the United States. You are obviously not happy here and I am certain that if you tried hard enough and made yourself attractive to another country that is socialist or communist y ou would be able to become a citizen of that c ountry. Don’t stay here if you don’t like it. W e really don’t want you here if you are not happy. This country wants you to pursue happiness. But remember, part of that phrase is life and liberty.  What we have for government is the best t hing going in my opinion. It gives its people t he free will to be as successful or as unsucc essful as they please. Recent expansion of federal authority has led to a infringement on our liberty, but hopefully a new administration w ill restore our lost freedom. Socialism and Communism may offer more government serv ices, but doesn’t allow for anyone to excel in order to raise ones standard of living.Smart meters Are these smart meters any good? I have heard some frightening things about them inc luding res. I feel we should have an opt-out on those meters.  Just more clean up from the Bush era. He is the one who authorized them. Will the ripple effects of that man’s poor choices ever s top?  There’s certainly a lot of anecdotal evidence piling up against these devices. As to “Opting Out,” the Brevard County Commissioners and some Indian River customers are trying to, I’m not sure how that’s going to work.  You can opt out of getting one. When you get noti cation in the mail that they are going to be installing them in your neighborhood, there is a number you can call to opt out. Once you have one, you can’t get it removed, so if you’re hesitant to get one, then you should opt out until you learn more.  This is just another example of a greedy corporate attempt to replace a human job (meter reader) with a machine (meter), no matter how it affects the consumer.  If these things are cellular transmitted, wouldn’t that make them a hacker’s dream for target? You always hear terrorist/hackers will eventually nd a way to shut our power grids down ... well it looks like they are handing them the tools to easily accomplish this with the cellular transmitted Smart Meters. I guess we’ll just wait and see if they are as good (easily distorted/shut down) as the digital TV system they forced on us.  You all don’t suppose the sky is falling too, do you?School board I know the teachers’ union was concerned about the teachers’ guarantee of employment, but as a parent, I have other priorities that I think the school system should address. Bullying is still a big problem. How can a child learn when other students are allowed to make that child’s life miserable by calling him or her names, spreading false rumors and destroying their property. The bullies target anyone who is shy or self-conscious and make their lives so miserable that they don’t even want to be in the classroom. Yet the teachers never manage to see the bullying happen.  If teachers are having dif culty with not enough school supplies, I agree that this should be taken to the school board. But they can also ask parents for help. I know one teacher put up a list of items the classroom needed and any parent who wanted to help could sign up to donate something. Anyone can afford a bottle of glue or a package of paper once in a while to help out. They could send lists home with the kids of items needed and those who want to help would. Or start a facebook page for the class, as a lot of stuff sent home with the kids doesn’t make it to the parents, especially with elementary school kids. Thanks to volunteers for the Art FestOkeechobee Main Street would like to extend a very warm and heartfelt thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the Top of the Lake Art and Music Festival a great success. Huge thanks to our sponsors who provide the backing and support for any event—Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility who provided and supported the Kid Zone, including games, activities and prizes; Seacoast National Bank who sponsored entertainer Lowdown 13; Okeechobee Correctional Institute who planned, built, and painted our children’s stage; Cowboys Steak and BBQ; Okeechobee Health Care Facility; Jean Strickland; Applebee’s Restaurant; Dr. Stanley Sweda; Okeechobeethe Magazine; the Holiday Inn Express; Leslie Stokes; Rafael Pacheco; Jan Fehrman; Jennifer Dodd; Buxton Seawinds; the Hampton Inn; W&W Lumber; and Taylor Rental. Much appreciation to our volunteers at the festival and behind the scenes: Bridgette Waldau Graphic Design, Kathleen Shatto, Jennifer Dodd, Jan Fehrman, Leslie Stokes Dance Studio, Rafael Pacheco Photography, Frank DeCarlo, Keith Stripling, Marilyn Hadley, Linda Woloski, Yvonne Morgan, Dale Nawlin, Diane Wood, Cecilia Elliott, Marilyn Rinear, Phil Arndt, Jeb Acuff, Ben Leighton, Larry Dodd, Teresa Roberts, Don Crow and Tara Biber. These people are truly the heart and soul of an event and make it come to life! Thanks so much for understanding the importance of art and music to a community. Thanks to our entertainers who bring joy and excitement to an event: The Chobee Steelers under the direction of Shirlean Graham, the Okeechobee High School Jazz Band under the direction of Clint LaFlam, Leslie’s Dance Studio under the direction of Leslie Stokes, Nikki St. Pierre, and Les Yocum and the SoulFusion featuring The Blues Doctor, Mr. O. We are indebted to our advertising partners the Okeechobee News, WOKC radio, the Pennysaver and Okeechobee The Magazine who consistently provide support by advertising our functions and keeping the city apprised of upcoming events. We are extremely grateful for your assistance. Thanks to the city for use of the parks, to the Okeechobee City Police and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce for their continued support. A very special thanks to our artists and to the art teachers who support the Art Fest b y encouraging their students; to the Okeechobee Health Care Facility who uses the artwork of their residents to develop their annual calendar; to the KOA who provides lessons and submits art work from their patrons and Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facilit y who encourage the arts in their programming. Thanks to our judges, Kathy Scott, Joseph Steiert, and Brian O’Hara, who had the dif cult task of awarding prizes amongs t outstanding works of art. Finally, big thanks to Gil and Marie Culbreth and artist, Joseph Steiert, who showed panels and pictures from the old bank building mural project, which will be dedicated a t the beginning of June. The community will be invited to this special event. Cindy Birdashaw Okeechobee Main StreetOkeechobee— Ultimate Fishing Town?Okeechobee needs supportwe ar e behind! Okeechobee is 26th on the leaderboard as WFN’s Ultimate Fishing Town. We currently have 108 votes, only thre e votes behind the nearest city. We hav e three weeks left! Let’s show them that w e really are the Ultimate Fishing Town. You can vote four times a daythe rst time you vote, you will have to con rm your e-mail; from that point on you just click “vote” on the Okeechobee site. First place is a $25,000 community donation and have a television feature produced on World Fishing Network. Promote Okeechobee activities & businesses through this national campaign. Post text, photos, videos on the “town wall” to promote Okeechobee activities, amenities and add your business information to th e “view businesses” section. Ultimate Fishing Network will be posting a question on th e town wall every day, so visit daily and pos t your answers to show everyone what makes Okeechobee WFN’s Ultimate Fishing Town. Be sure to share Okeechobee’s nomination with your friends, co-workers, shing buddies and family members on Facebook o r Twitter to get them involved. Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business and Okeechobee. Voting ends on May 31. Plac e your vote at www.WFNFishingTown.com. See of cial rules and regulations on WFN. Sandra Doone Hoyt May 9, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra Pearce Christopher Lanning Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra Pearce Jordan Taylor Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra Pearce Todd Lanning Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra Pearce Cody Deloney Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra Pearce Matthew Lanning Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra Pearce Elissa Casperson Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra Pearce Dylan Hodges Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra Pearce Preston Arnold Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra Pearce Jordan Taylor Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra Pearce Jarred Corby Special to the Okeechobee News/Sandra Pearce Selena Bowman Editor’s note: These photos of livestock s how participants who showed more than one animal were left out of the Livestock S how and Sale section in Friday’s paper.. The add ons were included in the totals for t he students’ other animals which were feat ured in the Livestock Show and Sale sect ion. Okeechobee County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show includes small animals

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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.Gary Lee Prescott, 63PALMDALE, Fla. — Gary Lee Prescott, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at his residence. He was born April 18, 1949, in Melbourne, Florida. He loved to sh. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Emma Prescott; sons, Gary Lee Prescott, Jr., Jessey James Prescott; daughter, Judith Louise Prescott all of Palmdale, Fla.; brothers, Perr y Prescott (Lucy), Roy Prescott; and stepmother, Evelyn DaBrielsen. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 12, 2012, from 9 a.m. until service time o f 11 a.m., in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida.Josephine V. Villa, 67 OKEECHOBEE — Josephine V. Villa, died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Josephine was born in Ft. Pierce on May 6, 1945, and a lifetime resident of Okeechobee. She was a member of the First Indian Baptist Church of Brighton on the Reservation. Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Huff, Sr.; brothers, Stanle y and Roy Huff; and sister, Agnes Jumper. Survivors include sons, Robert (Brenda) Youngblood, Kelly (Kim) Youngblood, Dean (Rae) Youngblood; daughters, Grace (Darin) Koontz, all of Brighton, Micki (Chris) Burton o f Okeechobee; 18 grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; brothers, John (Vicki) Huff, Sr., Frank Huff, Jr., both of Brighton; and a host o f nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. at Ortona Cemetery on Wednesday, May 7, 2012. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com A g-Venture call for volunteersAG-VENTURE, a non-pro t organization in Okeechobee, dedicated to the future of farming in our area, needs volunteers for the inaugural Ag Venture event on Wednesday and Thursday, May 9-10 at the Trading Post Flea Market. This event will host fourth grade students from all Okeechobee County Public Schools as well as students from private schools and those students who are in homeschool. Students will learn about the essentials of farming through demonstrations at a series of learning stations including beef, diary, vegetables, citrus, soil & water, forestry and gator farming. Volunteers will help with set up and assist at the learning stations, as w ell as clean-up following the event. Volunteers will qualify to win door prizes. This is a great volunteer opportunity especially for parents or grandparents, family and friends of our fourth graders. For more information on volunteering call Audrey Driggers at: 863801-5258 and for general questions about Ag V enture call Diane Davies, 863-633-8209 or Cecelia Elliott, 772-530-3639.Eagles North announce BingoWednesday, May 9 Eagles North will have BINGO starting at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. 9985 Hwy. 441 N. Okeechobee.Okeechobee Stitchin’ meets ThursdaysThe next Okeechobee Stitchin’ meets on Thursday, May 10 (and every Thursday) at the Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Bring a bag lunch and join in for socialization and crafting fun. A ll crafts are welcome: knitting, crochet, sewing, quilt, beading and embroidery. Have a question or want to learn a new craft? This is the place. The last Thursday of each month is our pot luck luncheon. For more information, call Sandy at 863-697-3099, or Correy at 863-467-2231.Elks to hold May meetingThe Elks will be meeting Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at the VFW So. It is located in Treasure Island on 441 S. just past the blinking light.Eagles to host Family Photo DaySaturday, May 12 Eagles North will have a Family Photo Day for Mothers Day. Bring y our mom and family to get an 8x10 photo done and printed on the spot for a $6 donation. This starts at 1 p.m., and goes till 4 p.m. Happy Mothers Day. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 auxiliary bene t fund, 9985 Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee.Eagles to host Dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles to host steak $12, sh $8 and $12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 11 Music by Deb and Wea. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. Public is welcome.Jr. Cattlemen host BBQ dinnerOn Friday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Okeechobee Jr. Cattlemen, will host a BBQ dinner including BBQ, potatoes, beans, rolls and dessert for $10. Desserts made by Jr. Cattlemen. The dinner will be held at Eli’s Western Wear, 907 N.W. Park St. For four or more dinners, delivery is available. Call Kim at 863-447-6018. The money will be used towards the State Competition.Shared Services Network to meetThe Executive Roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County will conduct its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11 in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board ofce. 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.Pet Rescue to hold eventTractor Supply will host an animal event Saturday, May 12 starts at 8 a.m. with all types of animals to see, buy or adopt. Humane Society Pet/Rescue will have an area inside near the dog food. Pet/Rescue volunteers will be on the parking lot offering smoked pulled pork sandwiches prepared by the well-known award winning BBQ group, “HillJack.” There will also be cold drinks for sale. All proceeds from the BBQ sale will bene t the Humane Society Pet Rescue animals. Donations of food and supplies for the pets will be most appreciated, especially in the upcoming hot summer days.Amateur Radio Club to hold May meetingThe Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will be holding its May business meeting on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Red Cross Classroom, 323 North Parrott Ave, in Okeechobee. All club members and anyone with an interest in Short Wave or Amateur Radio is invited to attend. There are many topics to discuss during the meeting including participation in the National Field Day, where Amateur Radio Operators worldwide demonstrate the ability to communicate for 24 hours from a remote location, away from the comforts of home. For more information about the meeting, please contact the club president, Tom Timmons at 863-467-5435.CCC meeting announcedThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce, 700 S.W. Second Avenue.Freedom Outreach shing tournamentThe Freedom Outreach shing tournaments will be held on Sunday, May 13 June 10, July 15, Aug. 12 and the championship on Sept. 9 ($120). The $80 (cash only) entry fee includes the big sh pot and championship fund. You must sh at least four tournaments to be in the championship event! All tournaments will be held at Okee-Tantie Marina Boat Ramp from safe light until 2 p.m. Food and drinks free at weigh in. Pease call 561-719-5989 or 863-634-8127 to register or with questions.Cypress Hut Eagles to host Mothers Day DinnerSunday, May 13 ar 2 p.m. until! Cypress Hut to host Mothers Day Ham Dinner, scalloped potato, broccoli, scalloped corn, roll, desert $7. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. Public is welcome.North Moose to honor mothersThe North Moose Lodge #1753, 159 NW 36th St will celebrate Mother’s Day with a Steak Dinner Sunday, May 13, 2-4 p.m. with dance music provided by D & K 3-6 p.m. The dinner menu will include Fillet Mignon, baked potatoe, salad, bread and dessert for a donation of $14. Reservations Required. Stop by or call 863-763-4954 to reserve yours. Proceeds go towards Moose charities.ODEC to meet this monthThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, May 17 beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s. We will be reporting on our registration drives and Crystal Drake, Candidate for House District 77 will be attending to speak to us. Planning will also begin for our Jefferson/Jackson event and the Community Political Forum.Hospice to host yard saleHospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on May 17 and 18. Come and nd what you’ve been looking for.Considering Adoption?Anyone interested in learning more about adoption is encouraged to join the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division at our monthly Adoption Orientation session. The next meeting is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County of ce, located at 804 S. 6th Street in Fort Pierce. This informative, casual and free open house-style orientation will provide an overview of foster care adoption and answer all questions related to adoption and CHS’ adoption process. Please help us raise adoption awareness in our community as we try to nd additional permanent “Forever Families” for local children in foster care. To RSVP or for more information, contact Children’s Home Society’s Adoption Information Line at 772-429-2001. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 7 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two men were arrested after they apparently lured a man into a local home under the guise of selling him a TV then robbed him of his cash. The men—Jonathan Douglas Hunt, 24, N.W. First St., Okeechobee, and Enrique Urbina, 30, N.W. First St.—were both charged Saturday, May 5, with the felony of strong arm robbery. They were each arrested on misdemeanor charges of battery and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence also. Hunt is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $85,000 bond, while Urbina is being held on a bond of $82,500. Urbina went to the victim’s home and told him that his vehicle was out of gas and asked the migrant worker for help, stated an arrest report by Deputy Bart Potter of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). As the victim was taking Urbina somewhere to get gasoline, Urbina reportedly asked the victim if they could stop by a house so he could get some money. When they pulled up to the home Urbina allegedly told the victim he had a small TV for sale and, if the man would buy, it he (Urbina) could use that money for gas. Unaware that Hunt was reportedly waiting inside the home, the two men went inside to look at the TV. When the victim walked over to the television, Hunt reportedly hit the man in the side of the head then grabbed him in a choke hold, stated Deputy Potter. A third man then reached into the victim’s pocket and took $150 in cash from the victim, continued the report. The victim was allegedly hit again, thrown to the ground then ordered to leave the home. According to Deputy Potter’s report the victim had just undergone surgery to the eye a couple of weeks prior to the incident. Deputy Potter’s report said his investigation is continuing as he looks for more information on the alleged third suspect. The report does not indicate if the cash was recovered. Man lured into home, then robbed By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Buckhead Ridge man was sentenced to over 50 years in prison Monday following his convictions on multiple charges of sexual molestation of a y oung girl. James G. Reeves, 52, Andrea Lane, was sentenced May 7 in a Glades County courtroom to a total of 643 months in prison. Judge Jack Lundy also ordered that Reeves be labeled a sexual predator and, upon his release from prison, spend the rest of his life on sexual offender probation. “I think it’s fair—especially when you think about what he did to that girl,” said Detective Sergeant Ronnie Baker of the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce (GCSO) who arrested Reeves on Sept. 25, 2010. Reeves was found guilty on March 29 of three counts of sexual activity with a child, three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child 12 years of age or under and three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child between the ages of 12 and 15. The jury took just over 90 minutes to reach their decision. Sgt. Baker’s arrest report indicated that Reeves had molested the girl on several occasions and although he told the girl not to tell anyone about what was going on, he did not threaten her. The detective said the victim in this case did not attend the sentencing. According to the detective, the molestations began when the girl was 8 to 9 years old and lasted for about three years. Sgt. Baker went on to state that three or four times Reeves tried to pay the victim $20 for sex, but she wouldn’t do it. For a period of time that spanned two to three months, the man would molest the girl nearly every night, added the detective’s report. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Jonathan Martin. BHR man sentenced to over 50 years in prison James G. Reeves Enrique Urbina Jonathan D. Hunt The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear; rather it is the OCSO belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information is released for informational purposes only. Citizen abuse of the information to threaten, intimidate or harass sexual offenders will not be tolerated by the OCSO. These individuals have served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. They are not wanted by the police at this time. Sex offenders have always lived in the community. The only change is the public is now better informed.  Wesley Stone, 24, a white male, is 5’9” and weighs 265 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He is a transient living in Okeechobee. Stone was convicted to two counts of sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12.  Timothy Tucker, 39, is a white male, 5’6” and 135 lbs. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He was convicted of sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12 in Palm Beach County.  Michael Waldron Jr., is a white male, 5’9” and weighs 185 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was convicted of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under the age of 12. If you have any questions regarding this notice, contact Michelle or Connie at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce at 763-3117, ext. 240 or go online to www.fdle.state. .us. Sexual Predator Noti cation ... Wesley Stone Timothy Tucker Michael Waldron, Jr. Yard sale for Children’s RanchReal 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. The ranch welcomes all donations that are in good condition and can be sold, including clothing items. Euchre Club of Okeechobee needs playersThe Euchre Club of Okeechobee needs players! Even if you haven’t played euchre in a while, but want to brush up or learn, consider coming to the club sessions. Call John for more information at 863-357-0803. The club plays on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW on Hwy. 441 SE.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers Some newspapers seem to take pleasure in the bad news. Not us. We do print badŽ news. (It IS newsworthy when things go wrong, and citizens need to know about problems.) Still, we give most of our attention to good news the kind you clip and tape to your refrigerator door. (This isnt difficult. The vast majority of what happens in our community IS good.) How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 8 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 Believers Fellowship Church will host their nal Gospel Sing on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at 300 S.W. 6th Avenue. This will be the last sing until September so be sure to come out for one more evening of fun, good music, fellowship and refreshments. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. A nyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline W arriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a w onderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Y outh Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family camp-outs. A ll youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10tH Street. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! A "Faith Community Nurse" basic preparation course and retreat will be offered by the Interfaith Health and Wellness Association this summer. Developed within an interfaith model, this educational course and personal growth retreat prepares Registered Nurses to deliver wholistic care in faith communities. The program provides 33.5 contact hours and includes materials, lodging, meals, snacks, International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC) pin and certi cate of attendance. Participants develop the knowledge necessary for practice & have an experience of a life-time. For more information, call 561-379-1972 or go online to www.ihwassoc.org. Join us for Family Fun Day, May 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. First United Methodist Church 300 Avenue L, Moore Haven. Everything is FREE including, Water Slides, Wading Pools, BBQ Rib Cook Off, Hula Hoop Contest, Corn Hole, Tricycle Races, BINGO, Volleyball, Kickball, Music, Food and Drink. Bring your sunscreen, lawn chairs, beach umbrellas, and/or canopies. For information you can call Laura Ahern at 863-946-1595 or Pastor Charley at 863-946-1457. New St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church cordially invite you to our Cornerstone laying service of our new Sanctuary on Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m. 1050 NE 16th Avenue. Okeechobee. Rev. Pauline G. Livatt, Pastor.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Churches plan special programs and events A four-person scramble golf tournament will be held at Okeechobee Golf and Country Club on Saturday, June 2 a 8 a.m. (air horn start). The cost per team is $200. A free lunch will be provided at the First United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall) after the tournament is over. Lunch will start at 12:30 p.m. There are prizes for rst, second, third, next to last place team and door prizes and plenty of games including Hole-in-One, Longest Drive, Closest to the Hole, Longest Putt. Prizes include a car and three $100 prizes, plus 50/50 drawing, Mulligans, Hole in One Prizes and Bulls Eye Chance. To sign up call 863-763-4021 and ask for Pastor Jim Dawson. All proceeds will bene t the Youth Mission Trip this summer. Golf tournament to bene t mission trip Come to learn more about living with Diabetes on Thursday, May 9. Wanda Haas, RN CDE will present the facts and tips on how to live a better life when living with Diabetes. The presentation is offered by the Visiting Nurses Association at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community, 203 SE Second Street, Okeechobee in the Activities Room at 10 a.m. Free diabetes education presentation is offered

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Central Elementary held their Annual J ump Rope for Heart event on Thursday, A pril 26. Students at Central Elementary raised $3,900 for the event which was the highest amount raised by any school in the district. Mrs. Steiert & Mrs. Urbina, the event organizers, would like to thank all the Central parents as well as the community for supporting this worthwhile cause. This important fundraiser brings in money for the A merican Heart Association to help continue their efforts in research and heart education. Their purpose is to promote healthier lifestyles and healthier hearts for all of us. Students participated in the event by jumping rope, playing basketball, hula hooping and dancing to the Wii. Central students learned about the importance of helping others and had a fun time as well. As a result of their fundraising, Central will receive a total of $200 in gift certi cates for playground equipment for students to use at recess to help them stay physically active and healthy! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 TOTAL SAVINGS ON YOUR LENNOX HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM. $3,300 It all adds up. CAC014022 Offers expire 6/15/2012. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. IN FP&L REBATES** IN R $1,175 $ UP TO+ EWC DISCOUNT** E D $750 UP TO+ $1,375RECEIVE UP TO NF F P P& &L I REBATE*on a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort SystemEmory Walker Co., Inc. (863) 763-6742Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox DealerAsk About Our $75 Spring Tune-Up Special(Regularly $95!) 9 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSStudents of the WeekOsceola is currently holding its Spring Book Fair! These students of the week love books and merchandise offered in the fair. It will be here until May 9, so stop by and support our love of literacy! Congratulations to these WARRIORS including: Jesus Mojica, Tristen Belangia, Taylor Henry, Bailey Shurley, Brilyn Sell, Harry Todd, Marissa Kerce, Noah Doss, Zayon Alderman and Devin Tijerina. CES kids hold Jump Rope for Heart event Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCES kids got their game on in an event to help raise money for the American Heart Association. They jumped and hoola’d their way to better health and raised nearly $4,000. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBesides jumproping, the kids could show off their skills in other ways including this freestyling guy with his “four” hula hoops!

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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 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 EFrid ay ,O cto be r 2 8,2 0 11 S u p p l e m e n t to 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 e d d B r r o w w n n C C h h i i l l d d r e e n n   s s H e a l l t t h h C C e e n t t e e r r 2 0 0 1 5 5 H H w y y 4 4 4 1 1 N o o r r t h , O O k e e e e c c h o o b e e e , F F L L € € 8 8 6 6 3 3 7 7 6 6 3 3 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 . F F o o r r m m o o r r e e i i n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n , p p l l e e a a s s e e v v i i s s i i t t o o u u r r w w e e b b s s i i t t e e a a t t w w w w w w . f f c c h h c c i i n n c c . o o r r g gCall to schedule your appointment today! S e e B a c k C o v e r f o r G i f t C e r t if i c a t e f o r a n e y e e x a mF eaturing: Superintendent Letter Calendar School Bus Schedule Report CardSchedule School ListingsO O p p e e n n H H o o u u s s e e : : A A u u g g u u s s t t 1 1 8 8Ad v e r ti s i n g S p o n s or Available 24/7 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=65039&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 12 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMStudents of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of May 5: Alexander Hernandez, Ana Eriza, Eutimio Bucio, Kayla Hodge, Annie Freeman, Francisco Valdez, Coriana Vines, Rafe Cannon, Eli Cannon, Sierra Ouimette, Patricia Dunn, Yovana Villegas, Oscar Delapaz, Elise Marion, Michael Thornton, Fili Gomez, Liz Rivas, Mya Gomes, Luz Hernandez, Cameron Kelly, Corrin Tripp, Marena Lundy, Fallon McLean, Alejandro Gonzalez, Zachary Ouimette and Shane Pettit. Special to the Okeechobee News/ RSCASpelling Bee winnersRock Solid Christian Academy Spelling Bee Winners; Front row: Second grade winner Dakoya Nunez, rst grade winner Jenna Larson; Back row: third grade winner Wake Sizemore, fourth grade winner, Logan Johnson.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Looking for the best rates for Domestic and International Travel ?1-877-988-2896 Call us today,We can beat any online rate! 13 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 “hog tied” together, said Ms. Forlifer. The dog was badly dehydrated and had some abrasions from trying to free herself, but was otherwise apparently in good health, although she was very nervous and scared. The dog was lucky that someone found it, Ms. Forlifer said. It could easily have died from dehydration. Shelter volunteers are caring for the dog and it will be checked by a veterinarian. Eventually, the dog should be available for adoption. Anyone who has knowledge of this incident or any other act of animal cruelty should report it to the Okeechobee City Police or the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. DOGContinued From Page 1 Mr. Olvera-Servin reportedly told the deputies “... he did not know anyone was in the bed of his truck or he would have stopped w hen he noticed no one was in the bed of the truck when he stopped to get gas.” Deputy Akins stated that Mr. Mora was identi ed by an identi cation card in his wallet. He was treated at the scene by medical personnel from Okeechobee County Fire/ Rescue then airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce due to his head injury, added the deputy. The deputy said no citations were issued and no charges are pending. DEPUTYContinued From Page 1 Commissioners will also consider giving approval to proposed mudfests, creating a new job description and discussing the purchasing policy concerning local vendor preference. Commissioners are scheduled to act on the planning board’s recommendation that they grant temporary use permits for six Okeechobee mudfests through February of 2015. Mudfests are requested for three-day w eekends in Aug. 2012, Feb. 2013, Aug. 2013, Feb. 2014, Aug. 2014 and Feb. 2015. As a condition of the permit the planning department will hold a de-brie ng after each event to solicit input from property owners, applicants, re/rescue, the sheriff’s of ce and the Department of Transportation. As part of the continuing reorganization process, commissioners will be asked to create a job description for public works director. As head of the public works division this person would be responsible for the airport, road maintenance, and solid waste departments. Future plans call for this division to also include the yet to be created engineering, surveyor and stormwater departments. This person would oversee these departments and also be responsible for administrative and technical work involving cost analysis, development implementation and monitoring of programs essential to proper maintenance of transportation related facilities. The proposed starting salary for this position is a little over $61,000. Current policy says that if a local vendor bids up to 5 percent over an out of town bidder the local bidder may be awarded the contract. Commissioners will look at the policy of surrounding counties and possibly tweak the county’s policy. In other action, the board is expected to:  proclaim the month of May to be Mental Health Awareness Month in the county;  proclaim the week of May 13 to 19 be National Nursing Home Week in the county;  proclaim the month of May to be Foster Parent Appreciation Month in the county;  consider approval of the preliminary plat of the proposed 20 unit Hammocks Cabins condominium development at Pine creek Ranch;  award a contract for pool chemicals;  consider the purchase of 12 sets of re ghting bunker gear; and  receive the nancial update through March 31. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Seacoast BankNurses weekMay 7-11 is National Nurses Week. Seacoast National Bank kicked off the week by serving the staff at Raulerson Hospital hamburgers and hotdogs from Beef O’ Brady’s straight off the grill Monday for lunch. Seacoast also provided dinner for the evening staff from Domino’s Pizza.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. DE W O R MYO U RCA T T L ETH EEA S YWA YWI T HOU RNE WSA F E-G U A R D C C a t t l e C u b e s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s B l o c k s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s S t o p I n F o r D e t a i l s Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 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. 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Call us for a free quote. 14 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Lucas Allen Peoples, 21, N.W. 160th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 4 by Deputy Bart Potter on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation burglary of a structure. He is being held without bond.  Johnnie Rollison, 31, Kessler Court, Savanna, Ga., was arrested May 4 by Deputy Bart Potter on an amended Okeechobee County warrant charging her with violation of probation fraudulent use of a credit card. She is being held without bond.  Hilliard John Gopher, 30, Tucker Ridge Road, Okeechobee, was arrested May 4 by Deputy Bart Potter on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam) and violation of probation possession of a new legend drug. The warrant also charged him with the misdemeanors of violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of probation possession of marijuana under 20 grams and violation of probation petit theft. He is being held without bond.  Leah Nicole Lamb-Siani, 30, Newport Unit, Ellijay, Ga., was arrested May 4 by Deputy Bart Potter on an amended Okeechobee County warrant charging her with violation of probation forgery, violation of probation uttering a forged instrument and violation of probation grand theft. She is being held without bond.  Miranda Kashyra Steve, 28, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 5 by Deputy Joe Gracie on a charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $500.  Brent Pignataro, 33, was arrested May 5 by Deputy William Jolly on a felony charge of domestic aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. His bond was set at $500.  Donna Lashay Hopewell, 29, Okeechobee, was arrested May 5 by Deputy Robbie Lamb on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with violation of probation grand theft. She is being held without bond.  Kyle Gassett, 18, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested May 6 by Deputy Steven McKinley on a felony charge of battery on detention staff. He is being held without bond.  Ashley Genen Simmons, 28, Underhill Road, Lorida, was arrested May 6 by Deputy Heath Hughes on an Alabama fugitive warrant charging her with larceny. She is being held without bond.  Josephine Martinez, 44, N.W. Fourth Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested May 7 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with violation of probation driving under the in uence. She is being held without bond.  Robert Joshua Stafford, 17, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested May 7 by Deputy Patricia Massung on a juvenile take and hold warrant charging him with driving under the in uence with damage to property or person. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. 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 An undercover drug operation has led to the arrest of an Okeechobee woman who allegedly sold a con dential source methamphetamine. Jennifer Leigh Hill, 31, N.W. Sixth St., was arrested Friday, May 4, on felony charges of sale of methamphetamine (two counts) and possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell (two counts). She is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $20,000 bond. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated that a con dential source twice purchased meth from Hill. One of those buys was allegedly made at Hill’s home. According to that detective the substances purchased from Hill were eld tested, and those tests indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine on each substance. The report did not indicate how much of the alleged meth was purchased in the operation. Woman charged with in possession/sale meth Jennifer Leigh Hill Weatherization helps cut electric billsOkeechobee Non Pro t Housing Inc., is collaborating with Indiantown Non Pro t Housing Inc., to implement a weatherization program provided by the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs. Low income families in Okeechobee County can obtain funds through the program to add insulation and make other improvements to their homes that will help cut electric bills. The program is open to both homeowners and renters. In the case of a renter, the owner of the rental property must agree to pay 10 percent of the cost of the improvements. The program mission is to reduce heating and cooling costs by improving the energy ef ciency of the home. Strategies include sealing windows and doors to prevent waste of heating and cooling, attic insulation, installation of smart thermostats for central health and cooling, replacing inef cient refrigerators, and many other improvements at no cost to the applicant. For more information, contact Okeechobee Non Pro t Housing Inc. by calling 863-467-5525, or stop by the of ce at 115 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Okeechobee.

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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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Garage/ Yard SalesLarge Sale 244 NE 102 St., Hwy 441 N Okeechobee Little Farms turn@Izzy’s. Thurs.10th,Fri.11th &Sat.12th,8am-4pm. Furniture,Tools,Clothes, 3 Vacuum Cleaners, Plants,Toys,2 Bikes and more household Items. OKEECHOBEE 15601 S.R. 70 W. Lot 97, May 10,11, 12, *8:00 am to 3:00 pm. GIANT YARD SALE; K.R.F.R. WHEELCHAIR, WALKERS,, KITCHEN ITEMS, JEANS SIZES 2-20, BEDDING, KITCHEN ITEMS, MEN AND WOMEN’S CLOTHING, NEW AND USED ITEMS, TOO MUCH TO LIST. 863-763-5241 FOR INFO. PersonalsAttractive Slim Brunette 42. Seeks established Christian Man 45-65, for long term relationship. Call 954-330-9475 White Male Early 60’s 5’8”, 145 lbs in good health, seeking female, 40+, 5’7” or under. No games or baggage. For LTR, send short note with stats, phone # and pic. if poss. to personal PO Box 2772, Okee, FL. 34973. ServicesArt Teacher Seeks free lance art work. Won 1st prize in County Fair. Call 863-532-0898 We 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 TimeGreat Opportunity For Certi ed Teachers Okeechobee Christian Academy is seeking certi ed teachers with a strong desire to pour into the next generation educationally and spiritually. Candidate should be enthusiastic, creative, have strong classroom management skills, and excellent communication skills. Speci cally looking for individuals who have the ability to teach upper level science, language arts, and history. Please send your letter of interest along with your resume to: OCA, 701 S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, Fl. 34974 CITY OF OKEECHOBEE ~ Employment Opportunity ~ www.cityofokeechobee.com See website for job descriptionA Public Works Director who performs complex administrative, supervisory and professional management work in planning, organizing, and directing the operations and 8+ personnel of the Public Works Department. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning or related eld; and prefer 5 years professional public works experience. Salary range $60-$65,000 with bene ts. Request application packet from Lane Gamiotea, City Clerk, lgamiotea@cityofokeechobee.com or 863-763-3372 x215. Closing Date: Until Filled, First Review, Strongly encouraged to apply by June 15. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment substance screening/physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP EXPERIENCED COOK Now Hiring Must have references Apply in person between 7am & 2pm @ Crossroads Restaurant 5050 NE 128th Ave. Okeechobee, FL (863)763-8333 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Employment Full TimeElectrical Journeyman needed, DFWP, apply in person or drop resume at 2801 SW 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee Shop here first! The classified ads 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 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. Employment MedicalDENTAL HYGIENIST Temp. Must have valid FL Dental Hygienist License. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Fax resume to: (863) 357-2991 or apply at Dr. Fred Brown Children’s Health Center, 2015 Highway 441 North, Okeechobee, FL. e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Employment Full Time Employment MedicalLPN Nurse Manager for Florida Community Health Centers in Pahokee. 2 years supervisory exp. needed and current FL LPN license. Competitive salary & excl bene ts. Fax resume to (561) 924-3405 e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. 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. Need 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments2 BR 1BA Cute bric k 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 Pets/SuppliesYorkie Pup Toy male 11 wks.shots/health cert.reg.papers. adorable $550.00 cash 863-610-2725. Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. FREE TOWING. (863)484-2012 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 15 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012

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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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsFEMALE BOARDER Studio Apts. in quiet country setting. 5 minutes from town, furnished, hi-speed internet, 200 channel cable, a/c, electric, all included with private entrance. $125 per week or $400 a month. Reference required 863-763-0675 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 T own. Single 1000 sq.ft. Bay w/Restroom. $550 mo. Call (863)763-4414. Condos/Townhouses RentVilla For Rent 2bd/2ba 1 Story $600 per month, $600 dep. and 1st months rent to move in. Call for Appointment 304-277-0427 Houses RentOKEECHOBEE 1br,1 ba,partly furnished. NW 50th Ave. 2 people only, A/C, very clean. Non smkg, No pets. $500 mo., plus $250 deposit. Call: (863) 697-1168. HOUSE ON RANCH 2/1, large Oaks, Lofton Road, $650/month. Call (561) 261-0077 Houses RentFOR RENT: 2 BEDROOM FULLY FURNISHED DUPLEX IN KINGS BAY WITH HEATED SWIMMING POOL TENNIS COURT GARAGE AND WASHER & DRYER. $800.00 A MONTH. 1ST & SECURITY DEPOSIT. PAY OWN UTILITIES. MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. CALL TODAY (863)467-4371 Office Space RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Land SaleOKEECHOBEE 5 Acres Park your own trailer or build your home, $2,000 down, owner nancing. Priced $49,000. Call 863-763-6358 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 Home RentLovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 Mobile Home Rent2bd/1 and 1/2 bath, very clean, $550 mo $250 security. Off of NW 30th St. close to Seminole Elementary. No Pets. Call 863-697-1168 Adult RV Park Fully Furnished Trailer w/Florida Room. $500.00 a month For more information please call Laura at 863-357-1050 or Tandra 863-634-1109 Mobile HomeSaleBANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 For Sale 2/1 MH 3499 NW 3rd St. Dew Berry Gardens Handyman Special, call for more information. $275 mo. lot rent. Make Offer! Call 863-261-2078 FOR SALE 3 Bedroom Mobile Home with 2 lots & access to river. 44 Boondock Rd. $35,000 Call 863-763-2346 or 863-610-4625 For Sale Mobile Home 14x60, 2 bedroom/ 1 1/2 bath. $6000.00 or $600.00 a month for rent. Call 863-447-0841 PALM HARBOR VILLAGE New Homes Start at $39,900, $5k for your used mobile home... Any condition 800-622-2832 ext 210 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 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2009-CA-333, the style of which is: LOAN SERVICING GROUP, LLC., Plaintiff, VS. ELAINE K. GREER a/k/a ELAINE GOODWIN a/k/a ELAINE NASH; RANDALL NASH; FELICIA GREER; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants and RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Defendants. BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Interveners/Defendants. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 13th day of June, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 8 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 9, BLOCK 132, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN-60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 11th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall John D. Cassels, Jr., Esquire Post Of ce Box 968, Okeechobee, Florida 34973 415316 ON 5/9,16/2012 Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 103 Okeechobee, FL 34972 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FY 2012-2013 MEDICAL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE DENTAL COVERAGE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, FLORIDA Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County will be receiving sealed proposals for: MEDICAL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE (RFP 2012-11) DENTAL COVERAGE (RFP 2012-12) PROPOSAL DUE DATE: June 18, 2012 Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 103 Okeechobee, FL 34972 The County is seeking experienced and quali ed rm(s) that demonstrate the highest level of ability to provide medical and prescription drug coverage to Okeechobee County (RFP 2012-11). The County is seeking experienced and quali ed rm(s) that demonstrate the highest level of ability to provide dental coverage to Okeechobee County (RFP 2012-12). One (1) original proposal plus three (3) copies for each RFP shall be sealed in an envelope and plainly marked: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 2012-11 “MEDICAL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE” REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 2012-12 “DENTAL COVERAGE” The County reserves the following rights: to waive informalities in any proposal; to reject any or all proposals or portions of proposals; to accept any proposal or portions of proposals deemed to be in the best interest of the County; and to negotiate or refuse to negotiate with any offer: The information in this Request for Proposals is provided to facilitate insurer proposals. If more information is needed, contact: Name: Kim Hopkins Telephone No: 863-763-9312 Fax No: 863-793-0118 Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners Margaret Garrard-Helton, Chair Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners 416804 ON 5/9/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2011 CA 153 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. ROSEMARY PYE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSEMARY PYE; SEMINOLE COVE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A FLORIDA NON-PROFIT CORPORATION; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEIRS IN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 3, 2012, Case No. 2011 CA 153, in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and ROSEMARY PYE, et al. are Defendants, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on June 6, 2012, the following described property set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Lot 4, SEMINOLE COVE CONDOMINIUM, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in O.R. Book 289, Page 1580, together with all amendments thereto, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 1986 Sandpiper Double Wide Mobile Home (Serial Number FLFL2AF407906420) and 1986 Sandpiper Double Wide Mobile Home (Serial Number FLFL2BF407906420. Parcel ID # 1-33-37-35-0020-00000-0040. Property address: 1753 SW 35th Circle, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owners as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, Court Administration, 250 N.W. Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 at 772-807-4370 within 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing impaired, call 711. DATED this 5th day of April, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Collins, Brown Caldwell, Barkett & Garavaglia, Chartered 756 Beachland Boulevard Vero Beach, FL 32963 Telephone: 772-231-4343 Facsimile: 772-234-5213 415309 ON 5/9,16/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA000467 BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, VS. FRANK D. PRESCOTT A/K/A FRANK PRESCOTT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRANK D. PRESCOTT A/K/A FRANK PRESCOTT; MARY A. PRESCOTT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY A. PRESCOTT; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); ‘ UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgement of Foreclosure dated 4/19/2012 entered in the above style cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 18 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 19, BLOCK 10, SOUTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center; 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on May 30, 2012. DATED THIS 19th day of April, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 19th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moue ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de 6d. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tand ‘e ou pale byen, rele 711. 415604 ON 4/25;5/2/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472011CA000305XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, VS. ROBERT L. BRYNER; SANDRA L. BRYNER; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated April 3, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472011CA000305XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is Plaintiff and ROBERT. BRYNER; SANDRA. BRYNER; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 17 AND 18 OF BLOCK 24, NORTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on April 4, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 414652 ON 5/9,16/2012 16 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 47-2009-CA-000472 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. REDDISH, JENNIFER L., et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2009CA000472 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, and, REDDISH, JENNIFER L., et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 am, on the 6th day of June, 2012, the following described property: PARCEL 41 OF BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE(S) 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 4th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 34986, 772-807-4370. at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.414642 ON 5 / 9 16 / 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-533 ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, VS. EARLE FLETT, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2 and J.L. MARTIN INVESTMENTS, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 19, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-533, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, wherein, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 o’clock A.M., on the 13th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 7, Block 1 ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT NO. I, A Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Of cial Records Book 255, Page 916 and any amendments thereto, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 da y s after the sale. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, this 19th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 415816 ON 5/9,16/2012

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009 CA 000701 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association as successor by merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC Plaintiff, -VS.Roberto L. Arrieta and Elida Arrieta, Husband and Wife; Riverside National Bank of Florida; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 24, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000701 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association as successor by merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC, Plaintiff and Roberto L. Arrieta and Elida Arrieta, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in The Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on May 30, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 5 OF A REPLAT OF BELVEDERE LAWN SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou parit nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 416183 ON 5/2,9/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 2012-DR-036 Division: Family IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF: J.C. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION OF ADOPTION BY STEPPARENT T O: Jaime Brito LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Unknown, Okeechobee County, Florida YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Petition for Adoption by Stepparent has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: Thomas L. Colter, Esquire 520 SW Federal Highway Stuart, Florida 34994 on or before May 28, 2012 and le the original with the clerk of this Court at: Okeechobee County Courthouse, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.Dated: April 20, 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda Young Deputy Clerk 415837 ON 5/9,16,23,30/2012 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472009CA000600CA3000C DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2005-L3, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-L3 Plaintiff VS. ALEXANDER DUQUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALEXANDER DUQUE; MARCOS DUQUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCOS DUQUE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Scheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 3, 2012 and entered in Case No. 472009CA000600CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for 0KEECHOBEE County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2005L3, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-L3 is Plaintiff and ALEXANDER DUQUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALEXANDER DUQUE; MARCOS DUQUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCOS DUQUE. UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in The JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, Okeechobee County at 11:00 a.m., on the 6th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 30, SECTION 11, AND THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 30, SECTION 11, AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33, EAST,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. (AKA LOTS E & F) A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 4th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; listed tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo means 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dfas para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon mounki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen 03,6 anyen pou ou jwen on seri de W. Tanpri kontalcte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pou-ou al6 nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tandd ou pal6 byen, red 711 Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 414559 ON 5/9,16/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 2012-DR-29 Division: Family IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF: L.C. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION OF ADOPTION BY STEPPARENT TO: Carlos Chavero-Hernandez LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Unknown, Okeechobee County, Florida YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Petition for Adoption by Stepparent has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: Thomas L. Colter, Esquire 520 SW Federal Highway Stuart, Florida 34994 on or before May 28, 2012 and le the original with the clerk of this Court at: Okeechobee County Courthouse, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.Dated: April 20, 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda Young Deputy Clerk 415839 ON 5/9,16,23,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND. FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2009-CA-764 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. AVANT & AVANT CONSTRUCTION, INC. et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 29, 2012 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-764 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and AVANT & AVANT CONSTRUCTION, INC., GREGORY A. AVANT, MARIAN AVANT, JOHN DOE n/k/a JOSE TORRES and JANE DOE n/k/a ELOISA TORRES, are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on May 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 16, LAZY 7 ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 27 and 28, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Property address: 1371 S W 86t h Av e n ue, O k eec h obee, Fl o riPublic NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472011CA000074XXXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE, FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-NC4 ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff, VS. ALICIA L. PITTMAN; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated April 3, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472011CA000074XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as Trustee, for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006NC4 Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certi cates is Plaintiff and ALICIA L. PITTMAN; JAMES P. PITTMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at John’s Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on MAY 25, 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. 2003 SATURN ION VIN #1G8AG52F93Z144946 1994 FORD RANGER VIN#1FTCR10A7RTA77624 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 guarantees. 416952 ON 5/9/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2012 CA 12 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-HE8 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE8, Plaintiff, vs. Virginia M. Thomas; Unknown Spouse of Virginia M. Thomas; Wooley’s Sheds, Inc.; Christine McBride, Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under or against the Estate of Virginia M. Thomas, whether said Unknown Parties claim as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under or against the Estate of Virginia M. Thomas, whether said Unknown Parties claim as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Orange County, Florida: Lot 18, Block 15, Oakpark Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 3, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. A/K/A 3397 SW 23rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Street Address: 3397 Southwest 23rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Steven J. Clar eld, Esquire, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the rst publiPublic NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2011CP178 IN RE: ESTATE OF KERRIE HOWARD, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KERRIE HOWARD, deceased, whose date of death was November 3, 2010, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-4088, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Okeechobee County Courthouse, Probate Division, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is May 2nd, 2012. Personal Representative: LAWRENCE W. LIVOTI Attorney for Personal Representative: LAWRENCE W. LIVOTI, P.A. Attorney for Petitioner 600 South Andrews Avenue Sixth Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 523-0050 Florida Bar No. 190463 416162 ON 5/2,9/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-532 ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, VS. EARLE FLETT, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2 and J.L. MARTIN INVESTMENTS, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 19, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-532, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, wherein, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 o’clock A.M., on the 13th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 6, Block 29,ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT NO. IV, A Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Of cial Records Book 284, Page 924 and any amendments thereto, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. 17 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012da 34974. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on April 3, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 414653 ON 5/2,9/2012 HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: THE EAST 132.00 FEET OF LOT 55, WHISPERING PINES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on April 4, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff, PO BOX 11438, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 414641 ON 5/9,16/2012 cation of this notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on May 2, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Court By: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 713-1400 416583 ON 5/9,16/2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, this 19th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech as Deputy Clerk 415832 ON 5/9,16/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000261 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff; VS. MAURICIO A. COREAS-FUENTES A/K/A MAURICE A. COREASFUENTES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAURICIO A. COREAS-FUENTES A/K/A MAURICE A. COREASFUENTES; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgmentsoni April 3, 2012 entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2011-CA-000261, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, is Plaintiff, and MAURICIO A. COREASFUENTES A/K/A MAURICE A. COREAS-FUENTES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAURICIO A. COREAS-FUENTES A/K/A MAURICE A. COREASFUENTES; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 314 Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 on the 6th day of June, 2012 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary judgment, to wit: LOT 15 & 16, BLOCK 3, OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of 1755 NW 5th St, Okeechobee, FL 34972 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on April 4, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Gail Sparks, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000335 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., PLAINTIFF(S), VS. DANIEL E. REARDON; ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on March 10, 2009 in Civil Case No. 47-2008CA-000335, of the Circuit Court o f the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, COUNTRYWIDE HOMES LOANS, INC is the Plaintiff, and, DANIEL E. REARDON; CATHERINE L. REARDON; AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants.The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on Ma y 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Fl 34972, on the following described real property as set forth in said Final summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 71, R-BAR ESTATES, UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 64, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f the court on April 3, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Aldridge Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd. Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 414558 ON 5/2,9/2012IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN’S WITH DISABILITIES ACT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Conic Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 414562 ON 5/9,16/2012 Earn some extra cash. 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Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Jason Riley, Deputy Resident Agent in Charge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and Major J eff Hubert, Regional Commander, South A Region, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC), announced the arrest of defendants James Cheung, 57, of Moore Haven, and Chris Craig, 36, of Okeechobee, on two criminal complaints charging them with knowingly making illegal sales of freshwater turtles in interstate and foreign commerce, in violation of the Lacey Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 3372(a)(2) and 3373(d)(1). A third arrest warrant was issued for David Feltenberger, 52, of Okeechobee, for related crimes. If convicted, the defendants face a maximum of ve years’ imprisonment. Craig is scheduled to make his initial appearances in federal court on Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann E. Vitunac in Ft. Pierce. Cheung is scheduled to make an initial appearance on Friday in Ft. Myers, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier. Approximately two years ago, FWCC instituted an aquaculture permitting system in response to a declining wild freshwater turtle population in Florida. The purpose of the system was to foster the development of turtle aquaculture facilities, or “turtle farms,” capable of breeding turtle populations for commercial sale as a way to prevent continued overharvesting of the state’s wild turtle populations. The permit system allowed an aquaculture facility owner to harvest a set number of turtles from the wild for the purpose of developing a successful brood stock. In return, the owners of aquaculture facilities were required to follow their permit conditions. One of the required conditions was to maintain any wild-caught turtles on their turtle farms for use as brood stock until the permit’s expiration date. According to the allegations in the complaints, Feltenberger owned a turtle aquaculture facility known as the Big Lake Fish Farm II and possessed an FWCC Turtle Aquaculture Brood Stock Collection Permit. Feltenberger’s permit allowed him to collect over 15,000 turtles of various species from the wild for use as brood stock from May 1, 2011 until April 30, 2012. Craig was an employee on Feltenberger’s turtle farm. In the fall of 2011, Feltenberger purchased wild-caught turtles. Instead of holding them on his aquaculture facility to use as brood stock, he and Craig repeatedly shipped them to China in shipments of live turtles. Also according to the allegations in the complaints, Cheung owned a turtle aquaculture facility known as I & C Fish Ranch and possessed an FWCC Turtle Aquaculture Brood Stock Collection Permit. Cheung’s permit allowed him to collect over 500 turtles of various species from the wild for use a brood stock from March 21, 2011 until April 30, 2012. Instead of holding them on his aquaculture facility, Cheung repeatedl y sold the turtles to buyers in California. Mr. Ferrer commended investigative efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This case is being handled b y Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaime Raich. A complaint is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Turtle farmers charged with illegal turtle traf cking BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G H E A L T H C A R E L E G A L S E R V I C E S R E A L E S T A T E C U S T O M C A N V A S F E E D & S U P P L I E S W A N T E D T O B U Y M A R I N E S A L E S & R E P A I R H E A L T H & R E A D I N G M A T E R I A L F U R N I T U R E C O N T R A C T O R A T T O R N E Y S H A I R C U T S AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH & READING MATERIAL 863-763-67427/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O.230 South Barfield Hwy. € Pahokee Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton PHONE: 561-924-5561www.floridacare.net Natures Pantry417 W S Park St € (863) 467-1243Christian Books, Bibles and Videos N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Local donations helping Local peopleOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org L O C A L D O N A T I O N S FREE PICKUP Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553 W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Place in business card here!! 18 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 401 S.W. Fourth Street, will host Impact, a worship group from the University of Mobile in Alabama, on May 17, at 7 p.m. With the focus of engaging people in worship, Impact is an auditioned ensemble that combines live instrumentalists and vocalists along with the sound engineer to create a well-rounded and versatile worship experience. As part of the Worship Leadership Department inside the Center for Performing Arts at the University of Mobile, IMPACT serves in multiple roles as they travel the southeast leading worship in churches and other venues throughout the academic year. Impact is formed of ve band members with nine vocalists. Student leaders work closely under the direction of Artist in Residence Jason Breland. The work done by all students in the group allows them to gain personal, tangible experience as they are all preparing to become worship leaders upon graduation. Impact strives to remain relevant with all congregations and audiences. With songs ranging from the hymnal classic “Victory in Jesus “to the contemporary anthems of “Great I Am” and “Jesus at the Center,” Impact proves that age and style hold no barriers to worship when God’s people come together to exalt his name. First Baptist Church to host IMPACT Special to the Okeechobee News/ Debi LargeFirst Baptist Church of Okeechobee is hosting Impact, a worship group from the University of Mobile in Alabama, on May 17, at 7 p.m. A love offering will be greatly appreciated. OCRA ‘Storm’ Cheer Squad still enrollingOCRA “Storm” Cheer Squad is still signing up cheerleaders for the 2012-2013 competition season. If your child is between 4 and 14 years old, you can get them involved in a funlled, learning experience that includes exercise, learning tumbling skills, dance, sideline cheers, having great fun, and making new friendships in a safe environment with certi ed and experienced coaches. A one-time signup fee of $100 is all you pay. Signups will be held each Monday in May at the County Rec. Park from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Make sure you get your child involved as we have many summer classes and clinics. For more information, call 863-634-0515. Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Golf Scores for May 4 were: rst place, Rocky Carbia; second place, George Guydosh; third place, Chete Hendren; fourth place, Howard Shelkie. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Call 863-763-3134 to reserve your space or email: okeeadsales@newszap.com1/8 — $75 + $30 color1/4 — $100 + $50 color1/2 — $200 + $75 colorATTENTION: PARENTS!The Okeechobee News will be publishing a special tribute to OHS 2012 Seniors, it will be published in the June 10, 2012 edition.Deadline: June 5, 2012 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.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 19 Okeechobee News May 9, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Close to 100 athletes signed up to play high school football for Okeechobee High School this spring and the rst few days of practice have been positive according to Head Coach Chris Branham, who began his second tenure in control of his alma mater, on May 1. The team will practice for the next three w eeks and play in an inter-squad game known as the Purple White game on Friday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Brighton Seminole Reservation. Also planned is an exhibition game for the eighth graders who will enter the program next year. They will play at Brahman stadium on Friday, May 18, with a tentative time of 6:30 p.m. Coach Branham said right now the team is going to work and focus on fundamentals. He said he has been very impressed with the enthusiasm and the physical condition of his players. "I think 90-percent of your work is your attitude and how you go about your work and the rest is physical. The attitude (of the players) has been strong and we are making good strides," he said. Branham said they are up against the clock because with only about 17 practices left, they don't have a lot of time to install the new defense and new offensive schemes and play book. Branham runs an I-formation on offense, and Tyrone Smith runs a standard 4-3-4 alignment on defense. A lot of their time will be spent teaching this spring. Ironically the afternoon practice begins for the team with study hall and a focus on academics. The team has averaged between 88-90 players on the eld for each practice this week which is about a 20-percent increase over last spring. Branham said his return to the gridiron felt different this time. When he was rst hired to replace Tod Dresser he had been an assistant on the staff and knew the kids and their skills. The offense had been in place for a year and the defense was easy to learn. This time Branham looked on the eld and saw familiar faces but also admits he didn't know a lot about their football skills. "I watched many of them grow up and I knew the kids but not football wise. I admit I was ignorant about their football skills," he added. He went back to his old tricks immediately as he focused on his quarterbacks, incumbent Jack Radebaugh and backup Brandon Dee' Shockley. One of his rst decisions was to name D.J. Washington a full-time tail back. "I was sick to my stomach and nervous the rst day. I didn't know exactly what to expect from the kids and vice versa. It is like a game, once you start, all the butter ies go away and things start to fall into place," he added. The other big decisions this spring will be to nd some offensive linemen. Bobby Jo Garza and Cody Walker will line up next to each other on the right side of the line, similar to Branham's strategy when he had strong linemen like Kyle McGee and Tony Kibler blocking for FSU starter Lonnie Pryor. Elsewhere the roster is lled with experienced players. Al Morris, who was lost for the year with a horrendous leg injury last year, is on the eld and practicing. While he won't be pushed this spring, it still reassures coaches to see him do drills and show no ill effects from the injury. The team also seems loaded at linebacker with solid players like Elijowan Williams and Adrian Minondo leading the way. Jose Santibanez is also back from an injury and a lost season. Branham has also tapped into the program's history by bringing back two former players, Chris Cyr and Todd Hackett, to help his coaching staff. "Right now the number one goal is to establish a direction that this program is headed in the second time around. Every coach has his own initiatives, goals and ideas and right now we're trying to establish them," he added. He wants the team to come together as a family and as a unit rst, and learn the systems as quickly as possible. He said they won't have a lot of time and they must buckle down if they are to be effective next season. "Right now we want to build trust, build relationships, get to know each other, and know what we expect from each other. We want to be on a common road and come together," he concluded. OHS spring football practice begins

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