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Title: Okeechobee news
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Publication Date: 05-30-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 65 11.71 feetLast Year: 10.44 feet L ake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Florida law hurting county budget ... Page 3 SFWMD advises residents to rest sprinkler timers... Page 11 Corps resumes lake releases ... Page 6 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyPurple & White gameJack Radebaugh scrambles as Devon Wigfall (#50) and Daniel Nunez (#21) pursue during the annual Brahman Purple White game held Friday. For more on the story, see page 20. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenMemorial DayOkeechobee comunity members gathered in Flalger Park on Monday for Memorial Day services. At left, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts were on hand to help. For more, see page 5. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man faces attempted murder charges after he allegedly punched his girlfriend, cut her neck with a knife and threatened to kill her. According to Deputy B. Potter’s report, a N.W. 12th Avenue resident called 9-1-1 around 10:52 p.m. May 24 to report the incident. The caller said she was a neighbor to the woman who was injured. The neighbor said around 10:50 p.m., “Hermina” had come over to her house, “crying and screaming with blood all Man accused of attempted murderSee KNIFE — Page 5 Tomas Juarez ‘Lalo’ Hiligua Free shing days in Florida ... Page 18

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee 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 FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY ELVIE POSEY, REPUBLICAN, FOR COUNTY COMMISSION Wednesday, May 30 Elvie Poseyfor County CommissionerSocial Hour at Cowboys 5:00 6:00pmRefreshments Provided 3 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News A large portion of northern Okeechobee County could one day be part of a huge w ildlife refuge. On Jan. 18 of this year the Okeechobee Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area became a reality with the donation of 10 acres of pine atwoods near Haines City. That was the rst acquisition for a refuge that could eventually include up to 150,000 acres in Polk, Osceola, Okeechobee and Highlands counties. Plans call for up to 50,000 acres being purchased outright by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and 100,000 acres being protected by conservation easements. Charlie Pelizza, manager of the wildlife refuge, said that currently 80 landowners have expressed interest in having their properties become part of the wildlife refuge. He said the number was equally divided among the four counties involved. The property in Okeechobee County being considered, roughly 54 square miles in area, is in the northern part of the county immediately south of the Osceola County line between U.S. 441 and the Kissimmee Prairie Refuge State Park and south of the park between Viking and the Kissimmee River. The 25 square miles of Viking will not be part of the wildlife refuge. Mr. Pelizza said that meetings had been arranged in the next few days with interested property owners to explain the FWS conservation easement and purchase polices. Then the landowners would be asked to furnish FWS with a letter of intent indicating their interest in the project. The refuge manger said that this year the wildlife refuge has gotten some seed money. He said that was a pretty good indication of the support for the project since it usually take two years for land acquisition projects to get funded. He added that some time this summer he was expecting a 400 acre donation of land in Highlands County. The goal of the wildlife refuge is to preserve one of the last remaining grassland and longleaf pine savanna landscapes in eastern North America. The refuge will help with Everglades restoration and provide habitat for endangered species such as the Florida panther. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com County landowners consider wildlife refuge By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Just when it looked like the county's nancial situation was improving, a new state law throws a monkey wrench in the budget planning process. Governor Rick Scott recently signed a bill into law that makes the county responsible for disputed medicare bills going back to 2001. At the Thursday, May 24, meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission county administrator Robbie Chartier informed commissioners that she recently had a meeting with some of her staff and two state representatives concerning the new law. "My picture is pretty clear now," she said. The state has sent the county a 700-line document charging the county approximately $1,264,000 in disputed medicare bills from Nov. 1, 2001 to March 31, 2012. Mrs. Chartier informed the commissioners that the state is now aware of a billing problem caused by zip codes. The responsible county had been determined by zip codes. In Okeechobee and other counties, some people living just outside the county have the zip code of a post of ce inside the county and thus are billed to that county. Mrs. Chartier said the state is reviewing back claims and that by Aug. 1 the county will have the nal bill with documentation for the period from 2001 to 2012. Then the county will have 30 days to appeal any of the bills. By that time she said commissioners will have more information on which to make their decision. County attorney John Cassels said it would be a business decision to determine if the amount of the disputed bills outweighed the cost of appealing. The administrator said the county has the option of paying the entire amount billed less 15 percent or contesting individual bills. The 15 percent discount is derived from a sample of 100 of the county's medicaid bills selected by the state. Of those 100 randomly selected bills, 47 were de nitely owed by the county another 37 were disputed, however the state felt those 37 should be paid by he county. The remaining 15 bills were transferred to another county. Mrs. Chartier said she thought the 15 percent discount was reasonable. Factoring in the 15 percent discount, Mrs. Chartier said the state would withhold $357,000 from cigarette tax money due the county the rst year. This amounts to one third of the total. For the following four years after that the state would withhold $269,000 a year. That takes care of the retroactive bills. Beginning April 1 of this year Mrs. Chartier expects the county to be charged $40,000 to $60,000 a month. Each month the county will have 60 days to pay the entire amount or face a withholding of funds. If an appeal is successfully made, the revenue sharing funds withheld from the county will be paid to the county. "In light of the loss of revenue," the county administrator said, "I have pulled the three percent salary adjustment. The administrator has done that and I'll take the hit for that and I am adamant about that." She was referring to the three percent raise for county employees that was in the preliminary proposed budget for the coming scal year. Mrs. Chartier said the money saved from deleting the salary increase would be $56,000. She said that savings would help offset the loss of revenue from the state. She said she did not want to raise ad valorum taxes.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. State law has adverse affect on county nances

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Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. West southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. West wind around 5 mph. Extended ForecastThursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. West wind around 5 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Thursday night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, w ith a low around 71. South southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. South southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Friday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 5 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012 Roadblocks I saw the sheriff put the notice about the DUI checkpoint in the newspaper. That does not seem very smart to me. Why warn them? Won’t they just avoid that area?  I noticed Troopers and the K9 units with extra of cers out over the weekend. They w ere also towing the portable construction lights. I know by law the sheriff’s of ce is supposed to post in the local newspaper that the roadblocks are going to happen. I know they like to usually run them around the lake by the bars and they should to catch the DUI drivers. I’ve been hit by two DUIng punks and hope they catch all of them.Scholarships I recently attended the Okeechobee High School scholarship night and was so proud of all the organizations that supported our local youth. I noticed one local organization did not give to our youth as they have in all the past years. My daughter had applied for a a scholarship from them and was disappointed when it was all over, that no scholarships were awarded from this organization. I am extremely disappointed. Previously, I supported this group by attending their dinners, but no more.Voting records purged It’s about time they checked the voter registration books and remove those who are no longer alive and those who are not citizens. The word ‘lunatic’ removed from federal law  The Senate on Wednesday quickly approved legislation that would remove the word “lunatic” everywhere it appears in the federal code. But they don’t have time to pass a budget.Obama’s birthplace What if Kenya’s a little town in Hawaii?  Or what if Hawaii is a little town in Kenya?  I googled towns in Hawaii and towns in Kenya. So far no match. Speak Out/Public ForumSpeak 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! Relay for Life SuccessAccording to the Okeechobee Relay for Life web site, this years Okeechobee Relay for Life had around 235 participants, 19 teams and they raised $14,461. The Walk for Life on Sat was a great success.! With the loss of our beloved Sergeant Thomas Tarner it only makes this success that much more special. There are other employees who are battling cancer also. Our prayers and hopes are with them. Thanks to city staff who assisted the OPD. A special thank you, my staff at the Police Department. The attached are some photos from that Relay for Life night. Thanks for everything, Police Chief Denny Davis Letters to the Editor Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCPDOkeechobee Relay for Life included members of the Okeechobee City Police Dept who along with other participants helped to raise over $14,000 during the annual Walk for Life event. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMTeacher’s WeekTeacher Appreciation Week was May 7-11. Seacoast National Bank delivered cakes to all of the schools in the district. Pictured here is Seminole Elementary Vice Principal Brian Barrett with Seacoast Regional Manager Jon Geitner. Okeechobee News/ Pete Gawda 25 years of serviceAt the Thursday, April 26, meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission, Chair Margaret Garrard Helton honored Ron Suit for twenty ve years’ service to the county. Mr. Suit was born in Fort Pierce. He came to Okeechobee in November, 1979, to work at the City Fire Department where he obtained his EMT Certi cation, In November, 1986, he came to Okeechobee County as a Fire ghter/ EMT. During his tenure with the county he has obtained: Fire Of cer I Certi cation, Paramedic Certi cation and Public Safety Driver Certi cation. He was promoted to Lt. Fire ghter/EMT in December, 1999, and advanced to Lt. Fire ghter/Paramedic in November, 2003.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012 over her face and hair.” According to the report, the woman told the neighbor she had been cut by her boyfriend “Lalo.” One of Hermina’s three children was with her. According to the witnesses statements, Lalo had overheard his girlfriend talking to her brother on the phone, and had reportedly accused her of being unfaithful. The neighbor put a towel on the Hermina’s wounds, called 9-1-1 and went to check on Hermina’s other two children, concerned they might be in danger. “As she (the neighbor) came to the corner of her trailer, she saw “Lalo coming towards her trailer with a large knife in his hand and the other young boy behind him,” the report states. She grabbed a sword that was near the door, and indicated that she would use it if Lalo came any closer, the report continues. Another man grabbed the young boy and ran, the report continues. Lalo ran back into the trailer, the report continues. He refused to give the neighbor Hermina’s third child, an 11-month-old girl. Deputies secured the area and found the baby safely in her crib, asleep, and the bac k door open. “The inside of the trailer was bloody, with large patches of hair around the living room oor,” stated the deputy’s report. A blood y knife was discovered on the couch. The suspect was found hiding in a eld next to the trailer. Tomas Juarez “Lalo” Hiligua, 31, was arrested and charged with attempted murder. According to the report, Hiligua is not the father of any of the children. KNIFEContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenCommunity honors Memorial DayOkeechobee High School J.R.O.T.C. students provided the Color Guard (above) and the Honor Guard (below right) for the Memorial Day services held Monday in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee. Below left, hundreds of community members turned out for the Memorial Day services, gathering in the pockets of shade they could nd along the sides of the park. Community Events FUMC to host charity golf tourney on June 2On Saturday, June 2 the First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee will host a Four-Person Golf Scramble at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club set to begin at 8 a.m. There will be team prizes for rst, second and third place and also for next to last teams. There will also be a hole in one contest for a new car from Okeechobee Motors; a longest drive contest, a closest to the hold contest and a longest putt contest. There will be many free giveaways, door prizes and drawings and much, much more. Purchase a chance for a bullseye contest at Mulligan’s The tourney will end with a free Boston Butt lunch at the church. Proceeds from the tourney event will bene t the Youth Mission trip. The cost is $200 per team a-nd you cansign up by calling Pastor Jim Dawson at the church at. Hurry, time is running out. Register your team now. Check in begins at 7:15 a.m. on the day of the event.Eagles North to host BBQ CookoffEagles North, 9985 Hwy. 441 N. Okeechobee will host a BBQ COOKOFF June 8 and 9 To participate call Danny at 863-634-3958. Earley registration will save you $10 of the donation fee. Proceeds will go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. Fun Shoot fundraiser setOkeechobee Christian Academy will host a Fun Shoot on June 9 with registration at 8 a.m. at the OK Corral Gun Club, 6341 N.E. 96th Avenue. The last shooter must take the course at 10 a.m. All proceeds will bene t the Okeechobee Christian Academy Scholarship Fund to help make a quality Christian education available to more children. Give away drawings will include two one-year sporting clay memberships provided by the OK Corral Gun Club, Team sponsorship is $350 for four shooters and includes lunch. Individial shooter registration is $85 and includes lunch. Lunch for non-shooters is $20. For more information, call 863-634-2276.Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Joey Hoover on Tuesday, June 12 from 10 a.m.–noon, and w ill be held in Commissioner Hoover’s ofce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 244, Okeechobee. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. Raulerson hosts prescription medication review eventRaulerson Hospital invites the public to a free prescription medications review with the Pharmacist. Just bring a list of your medications. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria. Please RSVP to: 863-7639228.B.R.A.T. Club hosts School’s Out DanceThe end of another school is upon us and to celebrate B.R.A.T. Club style, a teen dance is planned for Saturday, June 2 from 7-10 p.m. at Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 SW Second Ave., for teens and ‘tweens aged 12-16. Tickets are just $7 and includes pizza, drink, chips and plenty of great entertainment. There will also be a special chance to win one week at H2O Camp in Okeechobee. ’12 Non-Alcohol Grad PartyAll 2012 graduates and their pre-approved guest are invited attend the Non-Alcohol Grad-Night Party held on Graduation Night, June 11 11 p.m—6 a.m., at Lucky Lanes Bowling Alley for a safe entertaining last night together. No students admittance after 1 a.m. and no re-admittance. Parents, businesses and individuals are needed to volunteer and/or donate. Please contact Kristy Crawford at 863-763-5573. Okeechobee has been fortunate enough to avoid a fatal accident on graduation night in the more than 20 years since the Non-Alcohol GradNight party has been established.OHS Rodeo to host fundraiserThe OHS Rodeo Team will be having several fundraisers to help fellow team members, Justin Mills and Nat Stratton, with the costs of traveling to Rock Springs, Wyoming to compete at the High School Nationals competition. They invite everyone to come out and/or participate in these fundraisers to show your support. A drawing for a $500 gas card will be held on June 26 Tickets are available from rodeo team members. They will be have a Celebrity Server at Golden Corral on Monday, June 18 from 5-8 p.m. They also have a cake auction at the Okeechobee Livestock Market on June 26 at 1 p.m. The gas card drawing will be done following the cake auction. If you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets, contact me, Julie Rogers, at 863-634-4160.ConKerr Cancer ‘sit & sewConkerr Cancer will have its next meeting on Tuesday, June 5, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. It will be held at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312. N. Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing machine (or serger) and fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to help make a difference to a sick child. There will be pillowcase kits available for a donation of two dollars. This will be the last day to turn in Fourth of July pillowcases. For more information please call Joan at 863-467-0290.SKYWARN training classThe National Weather Service and Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center with support from the Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will conduct a Weather Watching/SKYWARN Basic Training, on Saturday, July 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the EOC, 707 N.W. 6th Street. This is a FREE CLASS and is open to the public.

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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.Chester ‘Mick’ S. McDonald, 71OKEECHOBEE — Chester ‘Mick’ S. McDonald, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Born in Mingo Junction, Ohio, Mick resided in Okeechobee the past ten years. An avid NASCAR fan, Dale Earnhardt was his favorite driver. He also had a love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He is survived by his wife, Sandy McDonald, o f Okeechobee; son, Mike McDonald of Sherman, Texas; daughters, Mona (Howard) Corbett o f Orlando, Roberta White of Okeechobee, Beck y (Keith) Watts of St. Mary’s Fla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Kir k McDonald of Okeechobee; sisters, Ruth Kauffman of Okeechobee, Dorothy (Jim) Gluhm o f Trenton, Fla., and Ginny (Ted) Thompson o f Piney Fork, Ohio. There will be no services at this time. The family suggests, if friends wish, to make donations in Chester’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton o f Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Donald ‘Donnie’ C. Hagan, 64OKEECHOBEE — Donald ‘Donnie’ C, Hagan, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Raulerson Hospital. Born Nov. 25, 1947, in Jackson County, Fla., Donald was a lifetime resident of Okeechobee. He was a member of the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237 and a garnet and gold blooded FSU Seminole fan. He is survived by sons, Donald (Jeanie) Hagan II, Brian Hagan, both of Okeechobee; stepdaughters, Angie (Randy) Ferrari of St. Cloud, Fla., Wendy (Kevin) Wilson of Vero Beach; eight grandchildren; and sister, Diane Hagan of Okeechobee. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. In lieu, of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Donnie’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Ethel M. Mahoney, 71OKEECHOBEE — Ethel M. Mahoney, went home to the Lord on May 25, 2012. Mrs. Mahoney was born August 22, 1940, to the late John and Flossie Mahoney in Ripley, Tenn. She moved to Okeechobee with her family in 1950, and was the proprietor of Gotcha Bait and Tackle for many years. Mrs. Mahoney loved spending time with friends and most of all, her family. Mrs. Mahoney is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Cole Bricker; her parents; and a brother, George ‘Snooks’ Mahoney. Surviving are her sons, Bruce Waldron (Andrea) of Okeechobee, and Cole Bricker (Melissa) of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Wade Allen W aldron, Allison and Trey Prewitt, Megan Bricker Thompson (Eric); a great grandchild, Gregory Cole Thompson; sisters, Ellen Belk, Etta Gray (Paul), and Jimmy Lou Mahoney. Visitation and service was held at the Okeechobee Church of God Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Rev. Jerry Atkins and Brother John Rhoden of ciated. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.Bassokeechobeefuneralhome.com. In memory of Mrs. Mahoney, donations may be made to; Okeechobee Church of God, 301 NE 4th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Paul Eugene March, 69OKEECHOBEE — Paul Eugene March, passed away May 24, 2012, in Okeechobee. He was born Nov ember 25, 1942, and came to Florida from Chicago, Ill., in 1960. He was self employed and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mr. March was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Simon March Sr and Sylvia Delores Olack March; brother, Edmund Simon March, Jr. He is survived by his beloved companion, Goldie Bonita; nephews, Jason March, Bradley March, Edmund March; nieces, Loretta Thery, Teresa Hatler; many great nieces and nephews; scores of friends in Okeechobee, cousins in Chicago. In Paul’s memory contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 SW 6th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com. Regena Long Pence, 54OKEECHOBEE — Regena Long Pence, died peacefully at home on Monday, May 28, 2012. Born in Belle Glade, Regena was a resident of Okeechobee for 27 years. She owned and operated ‘Our House’, an assisted living facility and derived much joy in caring for others and truly was a social butter y. She also enjoyed working outside and gardening. Regena is survived by her husband, Alan Pence of Okeechobee; two daughters, Michelle (Ines) Duran of Okeechobee and Elizabeth (Fred) Rose of Indiantown; four grandchildren, Warren, Brittany, Stormy, and Nicholas; one great-grandchild; and her very best friend, Jane Sills. There will be no services at this time. If friends desire, the family suggests donations be made in Regena’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Richard E. Rackley, 64OKEECHOBEE — Richard E. Rackley, went home to his Lord and Savior on May 26, 2012, at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility in Okeechobee, Fla. Mr. Rackley was born February 23, 1948, in Portsmouth, Va., to the late William and Cyndia Rackley. He was an avid Bass sherman, a Veteran of the Navy and a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Okeechobee. Mr. Rackley is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Beulah Rackley; a daughter, Jennie Tyson (Curtis) of Okeechobee; a sister, Jean Arsement (John) of Chesapeake, Va.; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of Richards’s life will be held at 11 a.m., today, May 30, 2012, at the Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Arlen Cook of ciating. Burial will follow at the Fort Drum Cemetery. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.Bassokeechobeefuneralhome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street. (863) 763-2111. Richard ‘Ricky’ G. Ramsey, 21OKEECHOBEE — Richard ‘Ricky’ G. Ramsey, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, as a result of a boating accident. Ricky was born in West Palm Beach and a resident of Okeechobee for the past 15 years. The loves of his life were his children and his anc Sarah. He enjoyed spending time with his brother Micky. He received a great deal of pleasure riding on an airboat or motorcycle. Survivors include his son, Landen G. Ramsey; daughter, Kaylee M. Ramsey; father, Kurtis Ramsey (Dorothy); mother, Holly Ramsey (Wes); brother, Micky Ramsey; anc, Sarah M. Joiner-Ramsey; grandparents, Gene and Alice Ramsey, all of Okeechobee, and Thomas and Jerre Brookshire of Lantana, Fla. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. In lieu, of owers, the family suggests donations be made to an account for his children set up at MidFlorida Credit Union, 3261 Hwy. 441 S., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Eagles to host BINGOEagles North, 9985 HWY. 441 N. Okeechobee, will have BINGO Wednesday, May 30, starting at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 Community Bene t Fund.Martha’s House holds monthly yard saleMartha’s House will hold its monthly yard sale on Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4134 Hwy. 441 N. Call 863-763-2893, with questions.Cypress Hut Eagles to host dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles to host dinner night on June 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Steak $12, Shrimp $12, Fish $8, Friday. Music by Lisa. All Proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. Public is welcome.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 tr y 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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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News In a few weeks we will be able to look into the windows of the past and see pictures of a bygone era in downtown Okeechobee. The long anticipated unveiling ceremony for the murals on the doors and windows of that long boarded up bank building on the corner of Park Street and N.W. Fifth Avenue w ill be held Thursday, June 21 at 5:30 P.M. in Flagler Park No. 4. Okeechobee native, Joseph Steiert, who now lives in West Palm Beach, has been doing residential and commercial murals for 20 y ears. He recreated the interior of the bank in door and window murals including people, tellers’ cages and the bank vault. The upper level windows in the front will have re ections of the sky. The upper back windows w ill reveal a board meeting in session. Other murals will depict a pharmacy belonging to life long Okeechobee resident J immy Minehan’s father and a dress shop owned by Judge Bill Hendry’s grandmother as well as the D and D grocery store owned by the Davis family.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com Murals to be unveiled soon 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper aggressively push the opinions of their publishers or corporate owners. But we dont think its our place to tell people what to think, or to try to control public opinion. Our editors insist on purposeful neutrality. We try to report the news fairly and facilitate a fair but vigorous discussion of public issues. We are proud to be journalists, not power brokers. And were proud to understand the difference. Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism W W e r e p o r t W e r e p o r t b u t Y O U b u t Y O U d e c i d e d e c i d e 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. 7 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012 By Pete Gawda Okeechobee News Hurry, there is still time to vote for Okeechobee to be named the Ultimate Fishing Town by World Fishing Network (WFN). V oting closes at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Each person can vote online up to four times each day of voting. Full instructions are found at w ww.wfn shingtown.com. A last minute surge of votes could put Okeechobee in the top ten nishers. As of early Tuesday afternoon Okeechobee was in eleventh place with 1,744 votes. In fourth place as Crystal River with 24,873. The top spot yesterday afternoon was held by Alcott Beach, NY with 120, 485 votes. Fort Pierce was holding the number 20 spot with 601 votes. The contest is sponsored by WFN, the only round the clock television network dedicated to all things shing. The winning town will receive a $25,000 community donation to be used toward shing related causes and be the star of a television program on WFN. Voting began May 1. Separate contests are being run in this country and in Canada. Last year Chapleau, Ontario, was the Canadian winner and the tiny hamlet of Roscoe, NY, located two hours north of New York City was the U. S. winner. “If nothing else, it gives local businesses a chance to promote their business, said Kathy Scott, director of tourism for Okeechobee County, adding that it might open new markets for Okeechobee. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com Only one more day to vote for Okeechobee to be the next Ultimate Fishing Town The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has started releasing small amounts of water from Lake Okeechobee in a continued effort to reduce salt-water content in the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The new water release began on Saturday, May 26. The Corps is making the release in a pulse-like manner to mimic a rainfall event, similar to releases that began in December, 2011, and ended in March, 2012. The target ow to the Caloosahatchee Estuary for this release is an average of 300 cubic feet per second (cfs) over a 10-day period, as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) east of Fort Myers. “Additional rai nfall has returned tributary hydrologic conditions to normal,” said John Kilpatrick, Chief of the Jacksonville District’s Multi-Project Branch, which has oversight of water management at the lake, “the rain, combined with other factors outlined in the 2010 Adaptive Protocols, allows the Corps to undertake this release in order to provide environmental bene ts to the estuary.” Today, the lake stage is 11.71 feet. The lake is currently within the Bene cial Use Sub band of the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (2008 LORS). The Corps and partner agencies will continue to closely monitor and assess system conditions, and may decrease releases if local basin runoff contributes to ows. For more information on water level and ows data for Lake Okeechobee, visit the Corps’ water management page at the following website: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/ Operations/Branches/MultiProject/WaterMgt/index.htm Corps resumes Lake Okeechobe water releases Okeechobee News/ Pete Gawda 10 years of serviceWilliam Mulcahy, Jr. has been working for the county for 10 years. At the Thursday, April 26, meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission he was honored by Chair Margaret Garrard Helton for his longevity. Mr. Mulcahy was born in Chicago. He moved to Okeechobee in 1992. His work career encompassed boat captain, Swampland Tour Guide, and Assistant Manager at Okee Tantie Campground and Marina under Mitchell and Linda Bridges. He began employment with Okeechobee County in April, 2002, as an equipment operator II at the road maintenance department. He transferred to the agri-civic center in December, 2007 as a special facilities technician.

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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).  Terence Tyrell Morris, 21, of N.E. 11th Street, was arrested May 25 and charged w ith introduction of contraband into a detention facility. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. OCSO Deputy Michael Hazellief was the arresting of cer.  Howard Lee Clendenin, 51, of Okeechobee at large, was arrested May 25 on and Okeechobee County warrant and charged with two counts of violation of probation (attempted sexual battery). No bond w as set.  Tiesha Lashay Fluellen, 28, of S.W. 16th Street, was arrested May 25 by OCPD Of cer C. Green and charged with retail theft. Bond w as set at $500.  Kevin Chad Estes, 31, of S.E. 34th Avenue, was arrested May 24 and charged with grand theft, defrauding a pawnbroker and dealing in stolen property. OCSO Detective A ugustin Saucedo was the arresting of cer. Bond was set at $20,000.  Steven Jacob Powell, 38, of N. W. 35th Avenue, was arrested May 25 on a Broward County warrant charging him with violation of probation (felony DUI). No bond was set.  Terence Tyrell Morris, 21, of S.W. 11th Lane, was arrested May 25 on an Okeechobee County warrant and charged with introduction of contraband into a detention facility. Bond was set at $2,500.  Ronald William Feldpusch, 41, of N.E. 31st Avenue, was arrested May 26 and charged with burglary of a dwelling. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of petit theft. Bond was set at $20,500. OCSO Deputy P. Massung was the arresting of cer.  Bill John O’Grady, 45, of N.W 74th Terrace, was arrested May 26 by Florida Highway Patrol and charged with DUI. Bond was set at $500.  David Adam Siler, 24, of N.W. Fourth Street, was arrested May 26, by OCSO Deputy Michael Hazellief on charges of grand theft and defrauding a secondary metal dealer. Bond was set at $5,000.  Igancio Ramirez Ortega, 36, of Center Street, was arrested May 26 on an Okeechobee County warrant on a charge of violation of probation-lesser felony battery. Bond was set at $2,500.  Christy Rendon Moody, 49, of S.E. Third Avenue, was arrested May 26 by OCSO Deputy Steven Pollock on a charge of DUI.  Michael Lee Bennett, 38, of Osceola at large, was arrested May 27, on an Osceola County warrant on a charge of violation of probation-possession of methamphetamine. No bond was set.  Alfredo Urvina-Yanez, 44, of N.W. Fourth Street, was arrested May 26 by OCSO Deputy Brian Cross on a charge of lewd or lascivious act involving a person under the age of 16. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of disorderly intoxication.  Hugo Ponce Jemenes, 32, of Lake Placid, was arrested May 27 by OCSO Deputy M. Grumbling on a charge of possession of cocaine. Bond was set at $5,000.  Manuel Martinez, 26, of N.W. 46th Avenue, was arrested May 26 on a charge of possession of cocaine. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of driving without a license. OCSO Deputy Matt Crawford was the arresting of cer.  Daniel Salazar, 30, of N.E. 102nd Street, was arrested May 26 and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling with battery. OCSO Deputy Matthew Hurst was the arresting of cer.  Ramos Livan, 39, of N.E. 102nd Street, was arrested May 27 on a charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling with battery. OCSO Deputy Matthew Hurst was the arresting ofcer.  David Lee Brown, 33, of S.W. Second Avenue, was arrested May 27, on a charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling with battery. OCSO Deputy Matthew Hurst was the arresting of cer.  Christopher Alan Roundtree, 37, of West Palm Beach, was arrested May 28 by OCPD Of cer L. Parzygnat on a charge of possession of cocaine by a convicted felon. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count o f retail theft. Bond was set at $25,500.  Calina Ann Kimla, 21, of S.E. 20th Court, was arrested May 28 on a charge o f grand theft. OSCO Deputy D. Dixon was the arresting of cer. Bond was set at $1,000.  James Michael Bonea, 33, of S.E. 43rd. Street, was arrested May 28 on an Okeechobee County warrant on a charge of Failure to Appear (aggravated battery). He was also charged with felony counts of VOP ( eeing a law enforcement of cer), VOP (leaving the scene of an accident involving injury) and a misdemeanor count of VOP (driving with a license suspended.) No bond was set. OCSO Deputy J. Gracie was the arresting of cer.  Jesse James Gonzalez, 23, of N.W. 27th Avenue, was arrested May 28 on a charge o f eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and no valid driver’s license. OCSO Deputy B. Potter was the arresting of cer.  Teo la Jaimes Molina, 43, of N.W. 10th Terrace, was arrested May 25 on a charge o f DUI. FHP Trooper Mark Steele was the arresting of cer. Bond was set at $500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012 The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last week: A SSAULTS  500 block of N.W. Fourth St. BURGLARIES  400 block of N.W. 31st Way (vehicle)  20000 block of N.W. 294th St.  1200 block of S.R. 70 E. (vehicle)  3100 block of U.S. 441 S.  300 block of S.E. 15th Ave. (vehicle)  300 block of S.E. 15th Ave. (vehicle)  6700 block of N.E. Seventh Lane  2200 block of S.W. 28th St.  3500 block of S.E. 18th St. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF  3800 block of N.W. 17th Ave.  1400 block of Linda Road  3900 block of N.W. First St.  5100 block of N.E. 304th St.  4000 block of S.E. 28th St.  3900 block of S.E. 28th St.  400 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  100 block of N.E. 18th Terrace FRAUD  5300 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  2200 block of U.S. 98 N.  1600 block of S.W. 35th Circle  600 block of S.E. 26th Drive  5100 block of N.E. 122nd Drive THEFT  1100 block of S.E. 16th Ave.  1500 block of S.R. 70 E. (money)  500 block of N.W. Fourth St. (license tag & decal)  800 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  5100 block of N.E. 304th St.  2500 block of S.W. 18th Court (bicycle)  500 block of N.E. 31st Way  4200 block of U.S. 441 S. (boat, motor & trailer)  1900 block of S.E. 35th Lane (boat, motor & trailer)  7000 block of N.E. 48th St. ( rearm)  400 block of N.W. 102nd St. (tires) OSCO Investigations Looking for a summer volunteer project? The Okeechobee Pet Rescue Humane Society is in dire need of volunteers. Students can commit volunteers hours as Community Service hours for school credit. Probationers can serve hours helping out the pups and any local animal lovers can help us to make a better place for the pets. Are you a cat lover? The Pet Rescue now has a special place just for cats. The cats and kittens need your help too! They need to be fed, watered and cared for. Can you donate an hour and a half to help them? This is a non-pro t organization with no paid staff. Pet/Rescue cannot stay in business without support from the community. Any takers? Call 863-357-1104. Okeechobee Pet Rescue/Humane Society needs volunteers

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There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863-467-9500 for more information. What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee. 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. 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During an average wet season, from June through October, man y lawns receive what they require and don’t need supplemental irrigation at all, according to the University of Florida’s Institute o f Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). Adjusting timers can make a difference because outdoor irrigation accounts for up to 50 percent of water use in South Florida, and up to 50 percent of the water applied to lawns is lost to evapotranspiration. Installing rain sensors or soil moisture sensors to automatically shut off an irrigation system when enough rain has fallen and checking the pipes and sprinkler heads for leaks are also key conservation tools. In addition, residents can conserve water and still enjoy a tropical landscape by following Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles. These include planting the right plant in the right place, utilizing mulch and reducing stormwater runoff. More information is available at www. oridayards.org. Because water conservation offers signi cant bene ts, the SFWMD Governing Board in September 2008 approved a Comprehensive Water Conservation Program to encourage more responsible use of water resources throughout South Florida. Numerous stakeholders worked with the District to de ne speci c regulatory, voluntar y and incentive-based programs and in-depth education and marketing efforts that help to foster a year-round conservation ethic. Simple water conservation practices include:  Washing only full loads of clothes and dishes;  Replacing aerators in kitchen and bathroom sinks with models rated for 1.5 gallons per minute or less;  Installing lowow appliances, such as a dishwasher or energy-ef cient washing machine; and,  Installing lowow water xtures, such as showerheads with the WaterSense logo. While reducing irrigation time during the wet season is encouraged, residents and businesses remain under the District’s YearRound Landscape Irrigation Rule that limits residential and business landscape irrigation to two or three days per week based on location. To determine watering days and times in your area, contact your local government or visit www.sfwmd.gov/2days. For more information on saving water, go to www.savewater .com. Reset timers on sprinklers for wet season By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News In spite of a possible grant, it appears the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center still will not meet current building codes. Okeechobee County Commissioners recently applied for a $600,000 grant that would be used to improve the ag center including increasing the number of bathrooms. While the facility was originally built with the right number of bathrooms for the seating capacity, an addition of seats left the arena without the required number of bathrooms. At the May 24 county commission meeting county administrator Robbie Chartier said the total amount of the grant, if approved, would be only $300,000. She said she has been working with building of cial Arnold Verwey, Albee Scoggins, head of the recreation department and Alma Mosley director of the Agri-Civic Center, to try to resolve the bathroom issue. The administrator said Mr. Verwey has come up with some useful suggestions. He suggested building bathrooms in the arena with an outside entrance as well as an entrance into the arena so they could be used for other events at the facility when the arena was not in use. He also advised against putting in a concrete oor in the horse barn. That would mean the building could be used for other purposes and would therefore require more bathrooms. Agri-Civic center bathroom issue still not resolved

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities 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 UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 DERMATOLOGY Protect the Health of Your Skin with Regular Exams byaDermatologistJonathanSanders,M.D.,J.D. 772.778.7782 863.467.9555www.TCDermatology.com VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL S. Scott Tapper, M.D., F.A.C.S.Board Certi ed General Vascular SurgeonSpecializing in the Removal of Varicose Veins Minimally Invasive In Of ce Procedure Performed more than 1500 Endo Venous Laser Ablation procedures Insurance Accepted beforeafter2169 S.E. Ocean Blvd. Stuart772-286-5501symmetrylaservein.com GYNECOLOGIST James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net 863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee MRI ADVERTISE HERE TODAY! CALL 863-763-3134 FAMILY MEDICINE 2 2 0 2 N E 1 9T HD r i v e € O k e e c h o b e e € F o r a p p o i n t m e n t s c a l l (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD€Comprehensive Medical & Preventive Care €Routine Annual Physicals €Well Woman Exam €Geriatric Care €Management of: Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus Menopause Depression Arthritis D D i p l o m a t e A m e r i c a n B o a r d o f F a m i l y M e d i c i n e Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted S p e c i a l t y T r a i n e d / B o a r d C e r t i e d R a d i o l o g i s t s Specialty Trained/Board Certi ed Radiologists T h e B e s t i s R i g h t H e r e O k e e c h o b e e ’ s The Best is Right Here! Okeechobee’s F I N E S T FINEST O p e n M R I Open MRI OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE 2 Blocks North of CVS Drugstore115 NE 3rd St. Suite A 863-824-6736 12 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012

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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 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 13 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012 Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have their free family movie night, Friday, June 1, at 7 p.m. The movie, “7 DAYS IN UTOPIA” with Robert Duvall, Lucas Black and Melissa Leo is the story of a young man’s rst attempt at the pro golf tour that ends in humiliating disaster. When he tries to escape it all he nds himself stranded in Utopia, Texas with an eccentric rancher who teaches him to reconcile with himself, his dad and his Heavenly Father. It features music by “Third Day” The public is invited. Oakview Baptist Church will host V acation Bible School, “Free Camp” from J une 18-22, at 6–9 p.m. for ages 3 years thru A dult. Those interested may print a registration form from their website, oakviewbaptist.com, under “Forms” or you may register at the door. For more information, please call 863-763-1699. Sky Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 18 through June 22 at Peach Lutheran Church and School, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, Okeechobee. It will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Children three years of age through fth grade will have fun imagining what it w ould be like to bounce among the clouds, soar with eagles, and reach the stars. The Bible comes to life as children explore why nothing is impossible with God. Join the fun activities, crafts, music and more! Register by calling 863-763-5042 or register on-line at w ww.tinyurl.com/PeaceVBS2012. 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, do-bro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! A “Faith Community Nurse” basic preparation course and retreat will be offered by the Interfaith Health and Wellness Association this summer. Developed within an interfaith model, this educational course and personal growth retreat prepares Registered Nurses to deliver wholistic care in faith communities. The program provides 33.5 contact hours and includes materials, lodging, meals, snacks, International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC) pin and certi cate of attendance. Participants develop the knowledge necessary for practice & have an experience of a life-time. For more information, call 561-379-1972 or go online to www.ihwassoc. org. The Peace Lutheran School is now accepting enrollment for 2012-13 school year, ages 2 through Kindergarten. There are limited scholarships for Preschool available, as well as Step Up for students and McKay Scholarships for Kindergarten. Call 763-7566 for more information. Peace Lutheran Summer Camp is now accepting summer campers ages 2 through 5th grade. There are limited scholarships available and Summer VPK is offered. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042. Local churches plan special programs and events Okeechobee Stitchin’ meetsOkeechobee Stitchin’ meets every Thursday at the Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring a bag lunch and come join us for socialization and crafting fun. All crafts are welcome: knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, beading or embroidery. Have a question about something or want to learn a new craft or technique, this is the place to be. Work on your project, our current project, try something new, or teach us something new, we love to work and learn together. The last Thursday of each month is our pot luck luncheon. For more information call Sandy Brown, 863-697-3099, or Correy Geissinger, 863-467-2231.

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Church of God is embarking upon what the pastor, Rev. Mark Smith, calls a “new adventure.” The church recently opened the Sonrise Cafe “where the Son is always shining.” After visiting a Starbucks in another community, Rev. Smith said, “We could do that at our church as a ministry.” While he hopes the cafe will be pro table to the church, the pastor said the main purpose is ministry. He feels it is a way for his church to reach out to the community. Rev. Smith does not know of another church in his denomination that has such a business v enture. The menu features a variety of coffee, smoothies, something called a Frozen Sonrise, iced tea, soda, bottled water, doughnuts, muf ns, cookies, bagels, pancakes, fruit cups, yogurt cups, a variety of sandw iches, a chef salad, and a turkey, roast beef or grilled chicken salad. The cozy cafe, which plays Christian music in the background, seats 20. There is free W i-Fi and they accept MasterCard and Visa. Orders can be called in for pick up at a drivethrough window. They also plan to offer delivery service within a three-mile radius. The hours are from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cafe is located at the church, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. The telephone number is 863-763-4127.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 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Those interested in learning more about how to become a journeyman electrician, air conditioning technician, journeyman plumber or mason can attend a special Building Trades Apprenticeship Information Session at the IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus in the Williamson Conference Center on Tuesday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. The campus is located at 2229 N.W. 9th Ave. in Okeechobee. RSC apprenticeship programs combine classroom instruction with on-the-job training in the following elds: electrical, HVAC, masonry, plumbing and welding. IRSC has convenient classes offered day and evenings w ith highly quali ed master instructors who w ant to share their passion for the trades w ith students. State-of-the-art facilities enhance the learning experience. Over $11 million in nancial aid is awarded to IRSC students each year; there are many scholarships, grants and loans available. For more information on the Building Trades Apprenticeship program or this information session, call the Information Call Center at 866-792-4772 or email gcraig@ irsc.edu. IRSC currently offers four building trades apprenticeships (Electrical, HVAC/R, Plumbing and Masonry.) 1. Electrical, HVAC/R (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration), and Plumbing a. 4-year journeyman prep programs. b. Apprentices must be working in the eld with a contractor. c. New apprentices begin in the Fall Term. i. Time may be waived for documented work experience up to 2 years d. Tuition free (Student’s out of pocket will be books) e. Classes are held 2 evenings a week (Tues and Thurs) during Fall and Spring semesters. f. Instructors are contractors or master technicians who are currently working in the eld providing the most up to date information. g. Apprentice are registered in On-theJob Training year round and are responsible for submitting monthly time sheets. h. Upon successful completion, apprentices are eligible to take licensure exam. 2. Masonry a. 3 year program b. Apprentices must be working in the eld with a contractor. c. New apprentices begin in the Fall term. d. Tuition free (Student’s out of pocket will be supplies – text books are provided by the Masonry Federation) e. Classes are held 1 night a week in a blended learning environment of classroom and a hands on lab. f. Apprentices participate in state competitions (ex. Fastest Trowel). g. Class room instructor is an engineer at an international concrete company. Lab instructors are retired masonry contractors. IRSC offers building trades apprenticeship Okeechobee Church of God opens cafe Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaMaggie Williams and Chad Doss are ready to wait on customers at the Sonrise Cafe operated as a ministry of the Okeechobee Church of God.

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Garage/ Yard SalesOKEECHOBEE 906 NW 9th Avenue & 9th Street, Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, 8:00am 1:00pm. Yard-Sale! First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean’s Court Contact Person: Shirley Johnson Cell# 863-697-9827 ServicesAnn’s Affordable Cleaing Service Give yourself more “me” Time,and let me take care of your housekeeping for you. Great References. 15 yrs. exp. Call@863-801-3296 License#10812 Shop here first! The classified ads ServicesWe pay cash for cars in ANY condition. No title needed. 863-268-JUNK. (863)268-5865 www.268junk.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeElectrical Journeyman needed, DFWP, apply in person or drop resume at 2801 SW 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee Employment Part Time Part time / Plus Front DeskMedical Of ce Please fax resume after 5:00 p.m. to (863) 357-0424 EOE/DFWP Employment Part Time 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. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Bicycle Sales & RepairProMobile Bicycle Repair Service We Repair All Makes & Models We Come to You! “Lets Roll!” Now Serving Okeechobee County & Surrounding Area (561)309-9320 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Pets/SuppliesYORKIE PUPPY AKC/reg $550 Call (772)464-1471 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. FREE TOWING. (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $16.00 a piece. Coastal and Oat Hay Mix $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsAPARTMENT 2/1 Duplex Center of Town Painted, Tile, W/D, Very Clean, Corner lot. $700 monthly $350 Security Deposit. No Pets Call 24/7 Dave 863-634-9899 IN TOWN Ef ciency Apt. Nice area. Utilities included. $600/mo. 1st & $350 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. OAK LAKE VILLAS 2BR, 2BA, Laundry room with Washer/Dryer, large fenced patio. Very clean. $800 mo., 1st, last, $600 sec. dep. (863)634-3312 or (863)634-3313 Condos/Townhouses RentFurnished 2bdrm/1bath Townhome in Kings Bay, Water, Sewer, W/D, Pool, much more.. Call 863-634-8331 TAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes electric & water. $750/mo. + security deposit! 863-634-0663. Houses RentDixie Ranch Acres Area, 3 BR, Clean, Quiet. $700/mo., water and lawn care included. $600 Security. Pets allowed upon approval. Call 863-610-0001 Houses RentOKEE 2/1, $459 mo. Beautiful ranch setting located 12 miles N.E. of town. Water, Lawn, pest, and trash incl. Pasture avail. Recently remodeled. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800. No Pets. OKEECHOBEE3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. S.W. Section 3BR/2BA 1 Car garage. Lrg back yard with mature Oak Trees. $875.00 monthly. 1st and security total $1,750 to move in. Call 863-634-5586 Office Space RentFOR RENT OFFICE BUILDING 2,000 SQUARE FEET CLOSE TO COURT HOUSE TELEPHONE AND ALARM SYSTEM INSTALLED CALL 863-763-4831 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lots SaleGreat Building Lot Located in Brentwood Estates. 0.65 acres, water deposit paid, house pad in place to accommodate up to 3500 SQ. ft. home. REDUCED TO $39,500 CARL @ 863-634-8617 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentOKEECHOBEE 3BR, NW 5th St., $800 mo. $2100 moves you in. Call (863)634-9119 Mobile HomeSaleBANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 PALM HARBOR HOMES 4/2 From $499mo loaded 3/2 From $399mo loaded Homes on Your Lot $0 Down 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Fifth Wheels1999 Holiday Rambler 5th wheel w/2 slide outs complete w/queen bdrm, split bath,2a/c’s, w/d much more. Will trade for boat or small car also. 863-634-8331 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 15 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Pickup Trucks1999 CHEVY 1 TON DUALLY Crew cab diesel dually 4x4. Only previous use for carrying a truck camper, no commercial useage. 113K miles, orignal except for batteries. Air conditioning, automatic transmission, four wheel drive, diesel, cruise control, power locks $9,800 /or best offer (863)678-8295 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, June 07, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 418461 ON 5/30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA07 JUDGE: METZGER TD BANK, NA., as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff; VS. JOHN K. DAVIES, JR., DEBORAH E. DAVIES and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Mary Chesley Defendants NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 76 TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 7 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 60 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A: 1987 CAST 60 x 14 MOBILE HOME VIN #ZZF1509A & ZZF1509B 2913 SE 25th STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974. PROPERTY TAX ID # 12537350080000700760 B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on June 27, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 17, 2012; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. JOHN K. DAVIES, JR., DEBORAH E. DAVIES and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Mary Chesley; CASE: 2011 CA07 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from 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. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if are hearing or voice impaired call 711. 415750 ON 5/23,30/2012 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA 08 JUDGE: METZGER TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, VS. JOHN K. DAVIES, JR., DEBORAH E. DAVIES and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Beverly Cooper Defendants NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following-foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT(S) 242, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT EIGHT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK3, PAGE 91, SAID LANDS SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 2914 SE -19th Court, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 PROPERTY TAX ID # R12537350090000802420 B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on June 27, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 17, 2012; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. JOHN K. DAVIES, JR., DEBORAH E. DAVIES and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Beverly Cooper; CASE: 2011 CA08 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the s pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK 0F OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk If 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 are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 415745 ON 5/23,30/2012 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA 149 JUDGE: METZGER TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, VS. JOHN K. DAVIES, DEBORAH DAVIES, UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY and TAYLOR CREEK ISLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: 2009 SE 24th Blvd., Okeechobee, FL 34974 Real property Tax Identi cation Number: 1-26-37-35-0020-00000-1490 LOT 149, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT II ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 84 AND 85, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Including Mobile Home Vehicle ID Number: TW1FLHS1995, Year: 1983, Make: Pine, Body: H.S., Title Number 22637073. B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on June 27, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 17, 2012. D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. JOHN K. DAVIES, DEBORAH DAVIES, UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY and TAYLOR CREEK ISLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; CASE: 2011 CA149 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from sale, if any, other than property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy ClerkIf 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 711.415747 ON 5/23,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2011-CA-419 LARRY W. BOND, and HELEN L. BOND, his wife, Plaintiffs, VS. BOREE INDUSTRIES, INC., a Florida corporation, DELCO, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment dated April 17, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA419 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein LARRY W. BOND, and HELEN L. BOND, his wife, are the Plaintiffs, and BOREE INDUSTRIES, INC., a Florida corporation, DELCO, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N. W. 3rd STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the 27th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: A parcel of land lying in Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 3; Thence N 8948’48” East, along the North line of said Section 3, a distance of 651.20 Feet; Thence S 0007’12” West, a distance of 239.03 feet to the intersection with the southerly Right-of-way line of State Road No. 15 (Conners Highway) and the Point of Beginning; Thence continue S 0007’12” West a distance of 112.31 feet to the intersection with the Levee LD-4 Right-of-way line; Thence South 6256’48” West, along said Levee LD-4 Right-ofway line, a distance of 136.21 feet; Thence South 2519’14” East, along said Levee LD-4 Right-of-way line, a Distance of 56.75 feet; Thence South 6439’40” West, along said Levee LD-4 Right-ofway line, a distance of 146.73 feet; Thence North 2627’24” West, a distance of 157.95 feet to the intersection with said Southerly Right-of-way line of State Road No. 15 (Conners Highway); Thence North 6355’22” E, along said southerly Right-of-way line, a Distance of 334.28 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel ID No. 1-03-38-35-0A00-00002-0000 Property Address: 80 Hwy 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Notice 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. Dated April 18, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk 415749 ON 5/23,30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 11-000327-CA WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. ANTON REALTY LLC; IZZY TIRE SERVICE AND SALES INC; ANTONIO GONZALEZ; LINDA GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER SAID DEFENDANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause on April 12, 2012, the Clerk will sell the real and personal property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: A parcel of land being a portion of Lot 7, Block 8, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 100, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Lot 7, thence bear North 89 degrees 41’37” East along the North line of said Lot 7, a distance of 160.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 89 degrees 41’37” East along said North line of Lot 7, a distance of 164.53 feet to the Northeast corner of said Lot 7; thence bear South 05 degrees 22’42” West along the East line of said Lot 7, a distance of 105.42 feet to the Southeast corner of said Lot 7; thence bear South 89 degrees 41’37” West along the South line of said Lot 7, a distance of 157.54 feet; thence bear North 01 degrees 34’36” East, a distance of 104.96 feet to the Point of Beginning. And All the machinery, equipment, furniture, general intangibles, and xtures, wherever located, now owned, or to be acquired, together with all increases to and replacements thereof. This security interest extends to any and all proceeds of the property described herein, including but not limited to, chattel paper, documents, insurance proceeds, contract rights and general intangibles now in force or hereafter acquired, relating to the above described collateral. The personal property also includes a 2002 Dodge Truck, Vehicle Identi cation No. 3B6MF36CO2M296354, a 2001 Dodge Truck, Vehicle Identi cation No. 1B7KF23691J612910, and a 2006 Chevrolet Truck, Vehicle Identi cation No. 1GBE4C3206F420683. Street Address: 10173 Highway 441 North, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m., on June 27, 2012, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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. Dated: April 13, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 415376 ON 5/23,30/2012 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA 06 JUDGE: METZGER TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, VS. JOHN K. DAVIES, JR., DEBORAH E. DAVIES and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Becky Yerkes Defendants NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, RUN NORTH 89 48’48” EAST ALONG THE SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 676.33 FEET TO A POINT, THEN RUN SOUTH 0 07’12” WEST A DISTANCE OF 227.20 FEET TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 15, THEN RUN NORTH 60 17’42” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 750.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THEN CONTINUE NORTH 60 17’42” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT, THEN RUN SOUTH 29 42’18” EAST A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE, THEN RUN SOUTH 63 11’42” WEST ALONG THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.12 FEET TO A POINT, THEN RUN NORTH 29 42’18” WEST A DISTANCE OF 122.33 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID TRACT BEING LOTS 15 AND 16 ACCORDING TO AN UNRECORDED SURVEY OF A PART OF SECTIONS 3 AND 34, TOWNSHIPS 37 AND 38 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS SURVEYED BY LEON H. WILLIS, COUNTY SURVEYOR, DATED JUNE 28, 1967. 330 Hwy 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34995 PROPERTY TAX ID # 13437350A0000007 B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on June 27, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 17, 2012. D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. JOHN K. DAVIES, JR., DEBORAH E. DAVIES-and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Becky Yerkes; CASE: 2011 CA06 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from 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 18th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. 415739 ON 5/23,30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472010CA000143CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. SHIRLEY E. BROOKS; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHIRLEY E. BROOKS; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 3rd day of April, 2012 and entered in Case No. 472010CA000143CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and SHIRLEY E. BROOKS, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHIRLEY E. BROOKS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 27th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 82, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT IV, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 10, 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.SPANISH: Si usted es unau persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacien pars 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 AAA., 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 compareceret inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacien si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tienkalia.41#apacidad auditiva 6 de habla, Ilame al 711. ICREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwiOatui*pa bezwen OA_ anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, auRe 217, Port atgLucie, 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avian ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis ow ke ou pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Me 711. Dated this 5th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 414545 ON 5/30;6/6/2012 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News May 30, 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 Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful!

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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 TO: 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472012CA000066 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, V S. DANIEL JASON HARRELL; KELLY M. HARRELL; UNITED STATES OF A MERICA BY AND THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. AJK/A RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. RETIREMENT; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): DANIEL JASON HARRELL 4557 NORTHEAST 9TH LAN OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 (LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) KELLY M. HARRELL 4557 NORTHEAST 9TH LANE OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 (LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOTS 20 AND 21, BLOCK 55, OKEECHOBEE GARDENS, A SUBDIVISION IN THE EAST ONE-HALF OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 4557 NORTHEAST 9TH LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered, against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court apPublic Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.:472009CA000749 CIVIL DIVISION SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, v. BEN C. SIMS, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 12, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 472012CA000749 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK is the Plaintiff and BEN C. SIMS, et al are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, via sale at The Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00a.m. on the 27th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 6, SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 61, 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 this 13th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Michael J. Posner, Esq. Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, P.I. 4420 Beacon Circle, Suite 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (561) 594-1452 415373 ON 5/23,30/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Jack A. Yager conducting a woodworking business at 3632 N.W. 34th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, under the ctitious name of JDYager Woodworking and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Jack Alan Yager 3632 N.W. 34th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Ownership of JDYager Woodworking is as follows: Jack A. Yager It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corportations to register the said name of JDYager Woodworking under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Jack A. Yager DATE: 5/28/2012 3632 N.W. 34th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972 418695 ON 5/30/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2008 CA 408 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, VS. CABE L. STEELE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CABE L. STEELE; DANA R STEELE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANA R. STEELE; 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); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, dated June 2, 2009, entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 8, BLOCK 3, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on June 27th, 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 24th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o event(); 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 torte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditivaO de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se you moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka pa sipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA 250 NW Countr y Club Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2011-CA-000242 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, TIMOTHY M. CASTON; KATHERINE S. CASTON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION; 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 Judgment dated April 19, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 2011-CA-000242, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC is Plaintiff, and TIMOTHY M. CASTON, KATHERINE S. CASTON AND MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., at Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at The Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 27th day of June, 2012 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 11, 12 AND 13, BLOCK 55, OKEECHOBEE GARDENS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT PAGE 2, BOOK 30, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA This property is located at the Street address of: 4462 NE 10th Lane, Okeechobee, Florida 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 19, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Lauren E. Barbati, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545IN 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 provsiion of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986, Telephone (772) 807-4370 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.416337 ON 5/23,30/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF ACTION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011CA430 OKEECHOBEE ESTATES LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD J. SCHISLER, JR., individually and all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against defendant named herein, Defendant. To the following Defendant: RICHARD J. SCHISLER, JR. Last known address: 2141 NW 111 Avenue Sunrise, FL 33322 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: Lot 10, of THOROUGHBRED ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, of the Public 17 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012 pearance, 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 kontakt 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 par& nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 25 day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 418634 ON 5/30;6/6/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifiedsDrive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mvven 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret 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, Me 711. 416190 ON 5/23,30/2012 Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Joel T. Strawn, PA., Attorney for the Plaintiff, whose address is 54 Northeast Fourth Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the OKEECHOBEE NEWS and le the original with the Clerk of the Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. 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 adaptacian 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 carte o inmediatamente despuOs de haber recibido sta noti cacidn si es que fella menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva a de habla, Dame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokob ki bezwen asistans ou apart/ pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen 1346 anyen pou ou jwen on seri de dd. Tanpri kontakt Carrie 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 pare nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tand ou pale byen, rele 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f this Court this 17 day of May, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Linda F. Young As Deputy Cler k JOEL T. STRAWN, P.A. 54 Northeast 4th Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33483 Telephone: (561)278-9400 Facsimile: (561) 278-9462 CASE NO 2011CA430 Our File No. 7606.1001 418045 ON 5/23,30/2012 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Raise, as produce 5 Go badly together 10 Stylish 14 Instant, in product names 15 Madres milk 16 Brides ride 17 Busy, busy, busy 18 Time __ time: repeatedly 19 The Wizard __Ž: comic strip 20 Arborists handiwork 22 All there 23 Development developments 24 Jazz guitarist Montgomery 25 Shocking swimmer 26 Windshield nuisance 31 Average guys 34 H.S. elite 35 Older womans young lover, facetiously 36 Place to make deposits, briefly 37 Bouquet delivery letters 38 Dream letters 39 Novelist Fleming 40 Alabamas only seaport 42 Monopoly token 43 Chip in a pot, maybe 44 Result of an errant brushback pitch 47 HDTV brand 48 Out of use, as words: Abbr. 49 Chip in a bowl 53 World dodo population 55 Deli sandwich filler 57 Blue book filler 58 Dust Bowl refugees 59 Pier gp. 60 Religious recess 61 Center 62 Amber brews 63 Dieters goal 64 Care for 65 Branching point DOWN 1 Boardroom diagram 2 Fashionably dated 3 Intense dislike 4 One sitting on the stand 5 Attired 6 How liberals lean 7 Helen Hunt or Holly Hunter, e.g. 8 Jeez, Louise!Ž 9 Not there 10 Quite near 11 Pretentious, informally 12 Chip-tossing declaration 13 Programmers writing 21 ABA members title 25 Ancient kingdom near the Dead Sea 27 You, in Yucatn 28 Longtime At the MoviesŽ co-host Roger 29 Capricorns animal 30 Holiday song closer 31 Doorway side 32 Siouan tribe 33 Humiliate 37 Pet pest 38 Disorderly place 41 Salaries, wages, etc. 42 Hacks service 43 Graceful steed 45 One taking bets 46 Conclusion 50 Yo-Yo Mas instrument 51 Hacked 52 Worth having53 Zest 54 Trade show 55 Dot-__: e-businesses 56 This, to Pablo By John Lampkin (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 02/22/11 02/22/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com

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The rst week of June is National Fishing and Boating Week. This year, start and end the week's festivities by taking advantage of one of Florida's license-free shing days. Saltwater recreational anglers can sh without a license on June 2 and freshwater recreational shers on June 9. There couldn't be a better time to get out on the water and try y our hand at some of Florida's ne shing on these two Saturdays. Thirty-four states, including Florida and Georgia, will have license-free shing days during the June 2 through June 10 National Fishing and Boating Week, a celebration of shing and boating. "Florida's license-free shing days are an excellent opportunity to share the fun, excitement and togetherness of a shing trip with the entire family. This also is a great time for experienced anglers to introduce friends to the sport, even if they don't have a shing license," said Nick Wiley, FWC executive director. "By having these events on weekends, we hope Florida residents and visitors will experience the joy of saltwater and freshwater shing. We expect many will discover a healthy sport they can enjoy for a lifetime." Saltwater anglers can try their hand at catching a red snapper, which will be open for harvest in Gulf and Atlantic state waters and Gulf federal waters on the June 2, saltwater license-free shing day. Want to stick a little closer to shore? Try your hand at nearshore species such as spotted seatrout or red drum. Now that school is out or almost out and people are in vacation mode, anglers will nd June a great time to introduce a child to shing or encourage a friend who hasn't been shing for a while to get on the water. Almost everyone in Florida is within 45 minutes of a freshwater shing hole. Dawn or dusk may be your best shing times, but if you go midday, seek out the shadows around piers or fallen trees, or look for bass and bream under oating vegetation mats and in other shaded areas to enhance your success. Fishing is a low-cost, wholesome form of entertainment, which is why the FWC offers four days when a recreational shing license is not needed. Can't make the June 2 or June 9 license-free shing days? The FWC also made Sept. 1 a license-free saltwater shing day, which not only falls on a holiday weekend, but is during the popular bay scallop and spiny lobster seasons. Each year, the rst Saturday in April and second Saturday in June will be license-free freshwater shing days. The state's abundant resources, coupled with responsible freshwater and saltwater sh management, are why Florida is known as the "Fishing Capital of the World." All other bag limit, season and size restrictions apply on these dates. To make your shing day successful, check out MyFWC.com/Fishing for shing tips, locations and rules. Visit MyFWC.com and click on "Calendar" to learn more about boating-safet y events during National Fishing and Boating Week and year-round. FWC Free shing fun coming next week BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! 18 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012 By Tony YoungFWC If you haven't been seeing the quantity or quality of game you'd like, you may want to consider applying for a special-opportunity hunt. For the past 15 years, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has offered these unique fall-season hunts for deer, wild hog and released quail on the state's arguably best public hunting lands. Maybe it's time you look into getting in on the action and experience the hunt of a lifetime. These extraordinary hunts offer large tracts of land with an abundance of game and low hunting pressure. All deer hunts enable you to take only mature bucks with at least one antler having four or more points, one inch or longer. Hunters can take does during archery hunts and, if they draw an antlerless deer permit, also during general gun hunts. This practice of deer management offers hunters excellent chances of taking quality bucks and the opportunity to take a doe on public land. Wild hogs also are legal to take, and there is no size or bag limit on them. These special-opportunity deer and wild hog hunts take place on Fort Drum (Indian River County), Lake Panasoffkee (Sumter County), Triple N Ranch (Osceola County) and Green Swamp West Unit (Pasco County) wildlife management areas. Fort Drum has 20 permits available for its seven-day general-gun deer and hog hunt on 20,858 acres; they cost $50, should you get drawn. Lake Panasoffkee offers eight fourday archery hunts on the 8,676-acre tract, w hich cost $100 each. Triple N Ranch has two seven-day general-gun deer and hog hunts on its 15,391 acres, and each permit costs $175. Green Swamp West Unit is where James Stovall took the state's highest-scoring deer on recorda 25-point, nontypical that netted a 206 Boone-and-Crockett score. He took the trophy buck in 1999 after getting drawn for the special-opportunity archery hunt. The area offers archery and gun hunts on 34,335 acres, and permits cost $100 each. The FWC also has week-long releasedquail hunts on the Blackwater Carr Unit in Santa Rosa County. With these hunts, you must bring and release your own pen-raised quail. There's just one $100 permit available for each of the 16 weeks, and if you're lucky enough to draw one, you and up to three of your friends will have the entire 590 acres to yourselves. If you'd like to apply for any of these great hunts, the rst thing you'll need to do is get a 2012-2013 Special-Opportunity Fall Hunt Worksheetavailable at MyFWC.com/License. You can submit your completed application at MyFWC.com/License or at any county tax collector's of ce or license agent. The application period runs through June 5. These coveted permits are issued by random drawing, and you may apply for as many hunts and dates as you like to increase your chances of being selected. You must include a $5 nonrefundable fee for each hunt you apply for, though hunters are limited to drawing only one permit per hunt. If you're selected in the random drawing, you have until the deadline speci ed to pay the cost of the selected hunt. You can do this online at MyFWC.com/License or at any license agent or tax collector's of ce. If not, you forfeit it, and it'll go to the next applicant selected in the random drawing. Whether still hunting by yourself or hunting with family and friends for deer, hogs or released quail, the FWC's special-opportunity fall hunts are just what the doctor ordered for a premium hunting experience. Tony Young is the media relations coordinator for the FWC's Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about special-opportunity hunts or how to apply at Tony.Young@MyFWC. com. A pply now for special opportunity fall hunts

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 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 19 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012 Residents from Grand Oaks enjoyed a tour of the Okeechobee County Airport. Kathy Scott spoke to the residents about the types of planes that use the airport, showed planes that were parked on the runway and even showed how to make paper airplanes. The residents enjoyed seeing the planes and talking to Kathy. Grand Oaks residents visit Okeechobee Airport Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand OaksEvelyn Staedlin, Joe Staedlin, David Vick and Activities Director Jennifer Dodd enjoyed a trip to the Okeechobee Airport. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand Oaks(Top L to R) Joe Staedlin and David Vick enjoyed a seeing the planes at the Okeechobee Airport and resident Gretchen Deaton (bottom photo) enjoyed learning how to make an aerodynamic paper airplane while on the tour of Okeechobee Airport

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 for 1 Drinks 2 for 1 Drinks All Day All Day PRICE APPETIZERS PRICE APPETIZERS with a beverage purchase with a beverage purchase & More! & More! Late Night Late Night 20 Okeechobee News May 30, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Adel Elhindi accounted for all nine points as the Purple squad defeated the White squad 6-3 in a defensive battle Friday at the annual Okeechobee High School Brahman scrimmage game held at the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation. Elhindi connected on eld goals of 44, 47, and 42 yards in the game. He also missed a 41 yard eld goal try wide left in the third quarter. Coach Chris Branham wanted to evaluate the talent on his roster this spring and get to know them as individuals. He also w anted to make his defense more aggressive and physical. After Friday, he said those goals have been met. "I'm not disappointed in this game. There w as nothing that I could say was horrible. I'm very excited and happy about the progress. We have a long summer ahead to get ourselves ready," he explained. Fabian Howard and Cory Vickers were players of the game for the White squad w hile Jefferson Davis and LaVante Spivey w on the award for the Purple squad. Howard rushed for 50 yards and caught a 10 yard pass. Vickers had 11 tackles, and a fumble recovery. Davis led the way blocking on the offensive line and had several tackles on defense. Spivey had a key interception and also caught a 38 yard pass from DJ Washington that set up a eld goal. Howard said he felt it was a good game all around for the Brahmans and that both teams played well. He said he has returned to the football team and wants to make a contribution next year. "I like how I played but I think I can do a little better. I'm trying to get more weight and speed and learn from my coaches," he explained. Vickers showed a youthful excitement for the game as he ew around the eld and made big hits. He said although he's short, he plays with all he has and the cards he was dealt. "All through the spring I got better, quicker and stronger. Everybody came together and worked together. I feel both sides played well." Spivey returned to OHS this semester after one season at John Carroll high school. He adds a con dence and swagger that the team sometimes has lacked in the past. He said con dence can rub off on other players when you play well. "Sometimes it only takes only player to get all the players playing well. I'm proud to be back with my family and friends to play for OHS and support our team," he added. Spivey said he was very impressed with the depth on the team and said he is willing to move to any position so he can help the team. Davis said he felt good when the coaches selected him as player of the game. He said he intends to work out in the summer and improve his strength, speed, and endurance. "I think we came together a lot. Our team stayed focused when they lost a couple of players. We kept our heads and in the game and came out stronger in the end,' he said. QB Jack Radebaugh was 5-15 for 28 yards for the white team but saw his teammates drop nine passes. Brandon Shockley completed 4-8 passes and DJ Washington rushed for 31 yards for the purple team. Eddie Neal caught two passes for 17 yards for the purple. Elijowan Williams rushed for 21 yards for the white squad before he left the game due to a head injury. Connor Clements had 11 yards in offense for the white squad. Coach Branham said his team will send 47 players to summer camps and will also compete in 7 on 7 passing leagues over the summer. He will be looking for fund raisers and donations to help the squad attend camps this summer. "We're not where we want to be but after 19 days of practice no team it. We are headed in the right direction. We have a lot more unit and a lot of new players. I'm very happy with the guys. There is nothing like growing and competition will get your team together fast," he explained. Brahmans Purple & White game challenges new players Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyElijowan Williams #34 bulls forward for a nine yard gain as #1 LaVante Spivey attempts a tackle during Friday’s game at Brighton.