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Publication Date: 06-15-2012
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Friday, June 15, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 72 11.80 feetLast Year: 9.69 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Schools face lower grades ... Page 3 Man accused of murder of local woman ... Page 9 New softball coach at OHS ... Page 24 Burn yard trash with care ... Page 13 Brahman football team in tourney ... Page 15 Teen is accused of molesting younger children in 2009By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local teen accused of sexually molesting ve young boys has been found competent and will go before County Judge Jerald Bryant in July. At a Thursday, June 14, hearing in front of Judge Bryant, four psychologists testi ed that Ryan Nielsen, 15, is now competent to proceed through the court process. Once the doctors had nished their testimony, the judge ruled that Nielson's next court date will be Thursday, July 12, at 3:30 p.m. According to Assistant State Attorney Ashely Albright, representatives from the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will be on hand at that hearing and will issue their recommendation on possible punishment. Mr. Albright said Nielson could be placed in a program or receive probation. Nielson was arrested Dec. 16, 2009, and Judge nds Nielson now competentSee NIELSON — Page 5 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySponsor Elizabeth Wagner, LaShawn Mosley, Chase Boone, and Caitlyn Albers were honored by School Superintendent Ken Kenworthy for winning awards with the Young Writers of America 2012 contest. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A resolution to urge the Florida Department of Education to stop high stakes testing was approved by the Okeechobee County School Board at their June meeting Tuesday night. School of cials urge another way to assess the effectiveness of public education in Florida. They want multiple forms that showcase a student's performance and improvement. Chairperson Kelly Owens said some districts have adopted a similar resolution. Education should be the top goal of schools and not training and punishment, she added. "These should be diagnostic tools. We School board asks state to stop high stakes testingSee SCHOOL — Page 5 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The taxpayers in the 16-county areas served by South Florida Water Managemen t District may not see an increase this year in ad valorum taxes devoted to SFWMD. The SFWMD Governing Board met in Okeechobee on Thursday, June 14 and go t an overview of the preliminary budget fo r the coming scal year as well as a brie ng on rainy season readiness and current ecological conditions. The preliminary budget is based in larg e part on ad valorum taxes. At this point th e budget is based on using the rollback gure for setting the ad valorum tax rate. This means that, taking into consideration an y changes in property values, an ad valorum rate will be established which will bring in the same amount of taxes as last year o r $270 million. That means that most peopl e will not see an increase in that portion o f their taxes. Doug Bergstrom, director of the administrative services division explained the budget for the governing board. The personnel budget re ects a $6 million savings, due in part to not lling vacant positions and internalizing operations that are not contracted. SFWMD budget does not call for tax increaseSee SFWMD — Page 5

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Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming northeast between 5 and 10 mph. Friday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20%.Extended ForecastSaturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do you have some news to share?Publish it yourself! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 2 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Jenny PungEconomic Council meetsThe Economic Council of Okeechobee met on June 6, at Indian River State College with Robert Lee, chief executive of cer of Raulerson Hospital. Mr. Lee spoke on the health care industry at the national, state and local levels and noted the large economic impact Raulerson Hospital provides to the Okeechobee community through employment and capital investments. Lee spoke about technological advances such as trends in electronic health records, picture archiving and communication systems, and bene ts of a computerized provider order entry system. Updates were also provided by many other local of cials. Pictured (L to R) are Jon Geitner, Tara Rowley, Hoot Worley, Robert Lee, Sherry McCorkle from U.S. Representative Tom Rooney's of ce, and County Commissioner Joey Hoover. Pet of the WeekPebbles is an unknown mixed breed age estimated at 1 year. She is a small, happy sweet girl. She likes other dogs too! Adoption donation fee is $125. Pebbles is spayed, all of her vaccinations are up to date. She is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863357-1104. To see more available animals go to pet nder. com. Homes are also needed to "foster" animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Humane Society Pet Rescue Okeechobee Main Street, together with the Gil and Marie Culbreth and artist Joseph Steiert, will proudly unveil and dedicate the latest Main Street project, the murals of the old Bank Building. Originally constructed in 1923, the Bank Building sat vacant for many years on the north side of State Road 70, with worn plywood covering its once shining glass windows. On June 21, the old Bank Building will shine again. With murals in each window and door. The building will again look alive and vibrant as images from 1930 through the 1950s can be seen from across the street and down the road. The dedication will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at approximately 6:30 p.m. while guests and visitors are treated with remembrances from the past. Main Street announces mural unveiling date Okeechobee Hospice seeks local volunteersHospice of Okeechobee is in need of volunteers to help with answering phones, seeing patients, helping with park events, or helping with the yard sales. Please contact Paula at 863-467-2321 or visit us in person at the Hammrick Home, 411 S. E. 4th Street. Okeechobee Forecast

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Tougher state standards on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment tests this spring w ill likely mean lower grades for most of the Okeechobee School System, school of cials con rmed this week. Although the scores were comparable or even better than previous years, it was tougher to reach grade level in various FCAT tests on writing, reading, math and science. The results show 46 percent of Okeechobee third graders, 45 percent of ninth graders, and 39 percent of 10th graders reached grade level in reading. All of these were well below state averages. Superintendent Ken Kenworthy said the district has made forward progress but still has a ways to go to meet the state averages. "The State Board of Education increased cut scores this year. We received a waiver this year so none of our schools will drop below one letter grade but we would expect school grades to go down," he explained. He explained that the test scores do not indicate that students learned less this year and he wanted parents to understand the results, "The numerical score is lower than last year but that doesn't mean your child didn't learn as much." On the positive side the district learned that freshmen and sophomores are doing better than expected on the FCAT. He said the district should give more credit to teachers at those grade levels. "It is possible that each school could see a drop of a letter grade. These cut scores will have a signi cant impact on us. The intermediate grades felt the pain the most," he added. The report showed 92 percent of ninth graders, and 93 percent of 10th graders matched or improved their performance from 2011. Central Elementary third graders had 49 percent reach grade level in reading, and 48 percent in mathematics. Central had 51 percent of fourth graders at grade level in reading and 43 percent in math. Everglades Elementary had 44 percent of third graders reach grade level in reading, and 39 percent reach grade level in math. 46 percent of fourth graders and 50 percent of fth graders passed reading. 39 percent of fourth graders and 38 percent of fth graders passed the math FCAT. North Elementary had 64 percent of third graders at grade level in reading and 68 percent in math. The fourth grade had 47 percent at grade level in reading and 45 percent in math. 46 percent of third graders in the district passed reading and 46 percent passed math. 46 percent of fourth graders were at grade level or above in reading and 45 percent in math. 47 percent of fth graders were at grade level in reading and 38 percent in math. 46 percent of Okeechobee freshmen were at grade level in reading. 92 percent of students matched their 2011 performance. At Okeechobee High School 40 percent of sophomores were able to read at grade level. 94 percent of students matched their 2011 performance. Seminole Elementary had only 30 percent of third graders at grade level in reading and 38 percent in math. In the fourth grade 48 percent were at grade level in reading and 63 percent in math. At the fth grade 37 percent passed reading and 32 percent passed math. South Elementary had 48 percent at grade level in reading and 39 percent in math among third graders. There were 40 percent of fourth graders at grade level in reading and 51 percent in math. There were 50 percent of students at the freshman campus and 25 percent of sophomores at Okeechobee High school passed algebra. Osceola had 93 percent of eighth graders pass algebra, and Yearling had 78 percent. 46 percent of Osceola fth graders passed the reading and 39 percent passed the math FCAT. Osceola sixth graders had 40 percent at grade level in reading and 43 percent in math. Osceola seventh graders had 45 percent at grade level in reading and 46 percent in math. 50 percent of eighth graders at Osceola passed the reading and 47 percent passed the math. Yearling middle had 44 percent of sixth graders at grade level in reading and 39 percent in math. 51 percent of seventh graders and 50 percent of eighth graders passed the FCAT reading while 46 percent of seventh graders and 38 percent of eighth graders passed the FCAT math. The Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School had 62 percent of third graders at grade level in reading and 83 percent in math. Kenworthy said high stakes testing like this has gotten out of hand. He said all educators believe in accountability but the FCAT was not meant to be the hammer that it is now. He said it is punitive to students and causes them unnecessary anxiety. "The original design of this test was to look at professional development and to nd holes in your curriculum that you'd like to address. It was not meant to be high stakes and have so much emphasis placed on it," he added. He said success can be examined in other ways for high school students for example by the number that pass industry certi cation and are headed toward careers. "Look at the job market around here. You need a technical marketable skill and the industry certi cation allows for that," he explained. Okeechobee schools face lower grade after FCAT By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News There is good news and bad news in the preliminary budget approved by the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) Board of Directors at their June 12 meeting. The good news for OUA customers is that there is no rate increase. The bad news for OUA employees is that there is no pay increase. The preliminary budget re ects increased costs for fuel and chemicals. Finance director Basil Coule noted that if the downward trend in fuel prices continues, next year's budget might have a surplus in the area of fuel costs. Employee health care cost remains the same. The budget anticipates $8.5 million in general revenues, slightly less than the current budget and $6.5 million in operating expenses. "Clearly everything is on the drawing board to be discussed," John Hayford, OUA's executive director said. He said that the utility's rate consultant would be at the J uly meeting. After the consultant's presentation, Mr. Hayford said the board would have some de nite numbers to look at and might want to schedule a budget workshop. Mr. Coule said that before the nal budget is approved in September comments from the public and the board would be taken into consideration. "I think it is a great place to start," board member Tommy Clay said of the preliminary budget. Turning to other items, as they have for the past several years, the board voted to impose non ad valorum assessments on the tax bills of developers to pay the annual developer's agreements fees. In a related information item the board was informed that, following board policy, OUA was the successful bidder on eight of ten tax certi cates up for grabs at the May tax certi cate sale. These were for past unpaid non ad valorum assessments for developer fees. The two certi cates not won by OUA were paid by the owner, Awsome Ranch, LLC and OUA received the assessment payments of $203,700. In regard to the June 3 water line break that left OUA users on "boil water" notice for three days, Mr. Hayford informed the board that this was the second time a section of pipe had split on the 24 inch water pipeline on S.W. 16th Avenue. He said the rst time the damaged pipe was sent back to the manufacturer for testing and OUA never heard any more on the subject. He said this time the damaged pipe had been sent to an independent laboratory to see if the cause of the pipe failure could be determined. In other action, the board: received the nance report for the period ending May 31; approved payment of a monthly invoice from government and public affairs consultants Alcalde and Fay for $3,261.04; approved payment of two invoices totalling $6,386 to Eckler Engineering for services performed in connection with the rehabilitation of vacuum station no. 1; in order to receive more information the board tabled until the July meeting action on awarding a contract for the vacuum pump station no. 1 rehabilitation project; and moved the July meeting from the 17th the 3rd and the August meeting from the 14th to the 6th.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. OUA approves preliminary budget

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T he calling Jacob was a cheater. Peter had a temper. David had an affair. Noah got drunk. J onah ran from God. Paul was a murderer. Gideon was insecure. Miriam was a goss ip. Martha was a worrier. Thomas was a doubter. Sarah was impatient. Elijah was depressed. Abraham was old. Lazarus was dead. God doesn’t call the quali ed. He quali es the called.SFWMD Until the people have enough of taxat ion without representation nothing will c hange. The appointed, not elected, governing board is headed by an employee of one of the largest landowners in the state. Whose interests do you think come rst with him? Someone suggested he would not jeopardize his professional licensing with ethics charges...hey, he doesn’t need that license as long as his employer is protected by water management decisions. Wake up people.  I agree with those who say it is high t ime that the governor cleaned house at wat er management. They have wasted millions in tax dollars and not solved the ooding and w ater storage problems. It is high time that s omeone was held accountable. The governor appoints the water management board members so the ball is in his court. It is his responsibility to clean that mess up and hold all of the appointed of cials and hired employees accountable. Z immerman bail hearing Judges do not like it when they’re lied t o. Yeah yeah, it’s gonna cost a ton for his s ecurity and defense and he can’t work! Still not a good reason to lie.... on the stand... under oath.Thoughts to ponder Oh, so you don’t support America’s farmers and ranchers ... let me know how starvation works out for you.Caylee Anthony Dear little Caylee Anthony. The other night on ET, they mentioned that your mommy (Casey Anthony) is going to make a lot of money off a book (her story) and a movie. Caylee, we the public promised you, “WE” will not buy either one. Let’s boycott this so she won’t get rich from the death of her baby girl!Horse camp I noticed the article about 4H horse camp was in the paper on Wednesday. If you have a kid who loves horses this is a great opportunity. They really learn a lot and they gain a lot of con dence. It is so much different for a kid to ride horses with other kids their same age, instead of riding with mom and dad.Campaign The presidential campaign is already getting ugly and it is going to get worse. Already both sides are running clips taken out of context and trying to twist what the other candidate said. Both parties are being dishonest. It is going to be a very long and irritating campaign season. I am sick of seeing the campaign ads on television already. Maybe I’ll just stop watching television and stick to renting movies until the election is over. I can get my news from newspapers and the internet. Support appreciatedWe would like to say thank you to everyone who participated at any level in making the Okeechobee Christian Academy 2012 Fun Shoot at OK Corral Gun Club a huge success! The staff and facility at OK Corral Gun Club is top notch and we are so glad that they invited us back to make this an annual event! We would like to recognize our event sponsors: Tucker and Grigsby Family Alumni of O.C.A., our platinum sponsors: The W, Tree Planters of South Florida, American Drilling Services, Inc. and Gilbert Snapper and Golf Cars and our gold sponsors: Seacoast Nation Bank, Bowline Construction, Crop Production Services, Coldwell Banker / Berger Real Estate and Schoonmaker Electric. Thank you to the 22 station sponsors, 22 team sponsors and 70 shooters who came out to participate in a fun and friendly competition. Every registered shooter received a shooting towel donated by Teez 2 Pleez and a goody bag containing items donated by local businesses including Wemmer Family Orthodontics, Waste Management, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Seacoast National Bank, Suntrust and American Drilling Services, Inc. Gilbert Snapper and Golf Cars brought ou t additional golf carts that were needed. Th e B.R.A.T. Club donated water and 3-D Ice donated ice. We had a delicious lunch provided by Cowboys and we raf ed off over 20 different items that were donated by local individuals and businesses, including Toni’s Chic Boutique, Mike and Sharon Wallace, The Hom e Depot, Frank DeCarlo, and Chris Stanford. We want to say a special thank you to Bill y Dean at WOKC, the Okeechobee News, Th e Pennysaver and the Okeechobee Magazine fo r helping us to get the word out. We could no t have done this without everyone’s help and support and we are truly grateful! Once again, we were amazed to see God pour his blessing out on our school and we are so excited to see what He has in store for the coming school year! Sincerely, Okeechobee Christian Academy June 15, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! By Governor Rick Scott Among the many blessings I’ve enjoyed in my life, none has been greater than the joy of being a father. With my two wonderful and beautiful daughters, I have always focused on reinforcing the importance of hard work, duty to my country and love for the values that make America great. Now as a new grandfather, I am enjoying watching my grandson grow up, and I want to help ensure he has the tools and opportunities to pursue his dreams and achieve his goals. For those of you who have experienced the joy of parenting, thank you for showing your sons and daughters the path of persistence and optimism. Sadly, there are hundreds of children who do not have a loving father to help them along that path. These children are looking for a father and a forever family and are available for adoption. Teenagers, sibling groups and children with medical conditions often wait the longest to be adopted. Fortunately, in the past 17 months, we have reduced the number of children in foster care who are available for adoption without an identi ed family from 850 children to 750 on any given day. However, our work is not done until that number is down to zero. Florida will never give up on nding adoptive families for these children. Every child needs and deserves a loving, supportive and permanent family. It is very important that they have parents to love and guide them. Children with loving forever families are more likely to succeed and create a new history of independence and success for themselves and their future families. The y come from all parts of our great state with many different backgrounds, but they all share the need for the love and attention that onl y a forever family can provide. You might have met some of them already and not realized it. I personally understand the difference adoption can make in a child’s life. When I was a young boy and my mother remarried, her husband formally adopted me as his own son. This important step gave me the support and love every child deserves to reach their potential and achieve their dreams. Besides the positive impact adoptive parents make on their children’s lives, there are numerous other bene ts associated with public adoption. While a private adoption can be expensive, adopting one of Florida’s children in foster care costs little or nothing. In addition to changing the life of a child forever, Florid a offers many bene ts to adoptive families. For those of you who are fathers, I hope you enjoy this Father’s Day. For those who are considering adopting a child, or believe you have enough love in your heart to open your home to a child in need, I encourage you to visit www.adopt orida.org or call 1-800-9623678 (800-96-ADOPT). Father’s Day: A great opportunity to consider adoption

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 charged with seven counts of sexual battery and six counts of lewd and lascivious molestation. The alleged victims were between the ages of 8 and 11. Nielson was 12 years old at the time of his arrest. At a July 23, 2010, hearing three psychologists—Dr. Deborah Leporowski, Dr. Michael Reardon and Dr. Gregory Landrum— testi ed that Nielson was not competent to stand trial. Dr. Leporowski told Judge Bryant at that hearing that Nielson “clearly had an intellectual de cit.” She went on to say that he has reading and math disorders, cannot express himself through writing and has been sexually abused. She also said the teen’s “... mental age would be something less than his chronological age.” Thursday, while questioned by Mr. Albright, she told Judge Bryant that she last evaluated the teen on May 25, 2012, and found him to be competent. Also testifying Thursday were Dr. James Barnard, Dr. Steven Edney and Dr. Landrum. Dr. Landrum told Mr. Albright that he last evaluated Nielson on June 6, 2012, and “... found him competent to proceed.” Judge Bryant also took Mr. Albright’s suggestion and left Nielson’s current home detention status in place. Nielson is being represented by Stanley Glenn and Brandie Tindall from the District 19 public defender’s of ce in Okeechobee. NIELSONContinued From Page 1 should not make students feel that they haven’t accomplished anything,” she added. Other board members complain the standard tests are changed constantly and that student performance can be measured in more ways than one. Superintendent Ken Kenworthy said they recognize tests have their place and the district will not shy away from accountability. “These tests weren’t meant to be a hammer,” Mr. Kenworthy said. “We believe there have to be tests. That test (FCAT) was not designed to be as punitive as it turned out to be.” The board honored students Caitlyn Albers, Chase Boone and LaShawn Mosley of Osceola Middle School for winning awards in the Young Writers of America Competition. OHS Junior Sarah Davis was honored as a 2012 Sunshine State Scholar. Several OHS seniors received excellent grades on both the SAT/ACT. Honored were Heather Abner, Brittney Ball, Jennifer Corwin, Brianne Furphy, Lauren Fusco, Judson Harris, Kayla Harrison, Heather Hotmire, Daniel Jansen, Benjamin Kielbasa, Shyanne Prescott, Emily Raulerson, Jason Rucks, Hannah RucksZaoui, and Anna Warren. Seniors Dan Beyel, Thor Harden and Quandrell Ridley were honored for reaching the track and eld regional competition this year. Baseball player Tyler Finney was honored as the Academic Player of the Year for District 19-7A. Samantha Harrell was honored as a Florida All Star, and Sarah Davis was named District 12-7A Player of the Year and All Academic Player. Senior Ashley Watson was also honored for OHS softball. Teachers Stella Fulleda of Central Elementary, Rachel Jones of Central Elementary, and Megan Williamson of North Elementary were honored for earning Green Apple Awards from the U.S. Green Building Council Treasure Coast Chapter. Honored upon their retirements were teachers Joe Dyer, 21 years, and Ted Butler, 15 years, and support stay Vivian Clay, 8 years, Jerry North, 14 years, and Betty Wilkerson for 21 years. Twelve students, 10 at the Okeechobee Achievement Academy, and two at Okeechobee High School were expelled for a variet y of disciplinary problems like de ance of authority, sexual harassment, drug possession and violence. Expulsions were down 41 percent this year from 46 in 2010-2011 to 27 in 2011-2012. “We are working with these students but we do reach a point where we can’t tolerate the actions,” Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said. School Board member India Riedel said they appreciate a recent arrest of a merchant who allegedly sold over the counter synthetic drugs to teenagers. She said the Okeechobee Achievement Academy told her the y have seen a lot of “spice” and these types o f substances on campus. “Anytime we can work together to make this kind of arrest the situation is good, we want kids to stay in school and to stay educated,” she noted. The board did advertise a change to the student code of conduct that deals with these types of substances. The Board rescheduled the August meeting from Tuesday, Aug. 14 to Tuesday, Aug. 21 to not coincide with the elections that day. The Board appointed Michael Sumner and Anita Nunez as community members and David Williams and Joe Arnold as school board members to serve on the Value Adjustment Board this fall. They set special meetings on Tuesday, July 24, and Tuesday, July 31, to discuss the proposed school budget. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1 No additional layoffs are anticipated at this time. Mr. Bergstrom said budget planners were trying to avoid any last minute increases in the budget. He said that 42 percent of the district’s revenue comes from ad valorum taxes. The remainder comes from such things as state and federal funds, investment income, permit fees and wetland mitigation. He said that restoration projects make up 50 percent of the budget while another 25 per cent is comprised of operations and maintenance. Included in those restoration projects are projections involving Kissimmee River restoration, the Caloosahatchee w atershed and Lakeside Ranch STA (stormw ater treatment area) which is just over the Martin County line. “The St. Lucie Estuary continues to remain in good condition,” Terrie Bates, director of the water resources division, said in her report on ecological conditions. She said there have been no pulse releases to the St. Lucie. She went on to say that the salinity level of the Caloosahatchee River has improved due to recent pulse releases. The water depth in the STAs is at or above normal. Recent rainfall on the Water Control Areas south of the lake have reduced the danger of muck res. Lake Okeechobee has risen about three inches in the last month, which she said is a moderate rate of increase. She has noted an increase in the amount of submerged vegetation. Tommy Strowd, director of the operation, maintenance and construction division, gave a presentation on the events leading up to the formation of what is now the SFWMD. He said SFWMD is served by several eld stations. They are all positioned to allow a two-hour response time to any event in the district. He explained how the water control system evolved with changes in technology. Where gates and valves were once manually operated on site, they are now remotely controlled by computers. “When there is a big event the entire agency responds,” Mr. Strowd stated. He and various staff members gave a presentation on hurricanes beginning with Hurricane Andrew and explained how they affected district operations and how operating procedures were changed as a result of hurricanes. Because of Hurricane Andrew, specialized teams were formed. There was also an emergency fund established to meet the personal needs of employees impacted by hurricanes. Looking at how unreliable storm predictions have been in the past he said, “You have to be ready all the time.” SFWMDContinued From Page 1 (lLeft to right) Stella Fulleda, Delaney Jones, Makaya Whiteside, and Superintendent Ken Kenworthy celebrate the Green Apple Award for Central Elementary School given by the US Green Building Council Treasure Coast Chapter. Chris Schad, an ESE paraprofessional, and 24-year veteran of the school system, is congratulated by School Board member India Riedel Tuesday, May 22. Teachers with close to 280 years of experience in education retired this school year. Five support staff with 133 years of service also retired.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Carolyn East ThullberyORANGE CITY, FLA — Carolyn East Thullbery was born in Noel, Mo. Dec. 31st 1934 to Noah and Mildred East. She married James L. Tomlinson in 1955 and moved to Avon Park, Fla., where she raised her two children alone after divorce. She worked for the Unites States Postal Service for over thirty years. She served as assistant post master in Avon Park and Postmaster in Haines City Fla., New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Venice, Fla. She retired as postmaster from Sebring, Fla., and moved to Orange City to be near her daughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and second husband Howard Thullbery Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Thea Lyons of Orange City Fla.; son, James E. Tomlinson of Fredericksburg Va.; two sisters; four children; and four great-grandchildren. Service will be held on Sat. June 16th, 2012 at St. Judes Episcopal Church located at 815 E. Graves Ave, Orange City, FL 32763.Richard ‘Pops’ Edward SheltraINDIANTOWN — Richard “Pops” Edward Sheltra, of Indiantown, died June 9, 2012 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He was born in Newport, Vt. and had been a resident of Indiantown for 54 years, having moved from his birthplace. He was the owner and operator of Sheltra and Sons Construction Company in Indiantown. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Indiantown, and a member of the Texas Farm Bureau. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Grace Sheltra of Indiantown; sons, Richard “Roc” Sheltra and his wife, Laurie Jean and Patrick Sheltra, both of Indiantown; mother, Carmen Sheltra of Indiantown; sisters, Judy Humphrey, Diane Douglas and Bonnie Beach all of Indiantown; and three grandchildren, Rylee Sheltra, Trinity Sheltra and Dallas Sheltra. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Sheltra. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Indiantown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryder Trauma Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Park Plaza East, 901 NW 17th St., Suite G, Miami, FL 33136, in Richard’s memory. A guest registry may be signed on foresthillspalmcity orida.com In a democracy, the highest office is that of citizens.Ž „ US Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. We agree. Yet too many citizens feel powerless to influence the flow of events. We give people a voice. Our Speak Out column is just one example. We consider it an extension of the secret ballot and a return of the values of the American Revolution. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. Eagles North announce w eekend plansNorth Eagles has plans to help you kick off your Father’s Day weekend. Friday, June 15 is Steak Night starting at 5:30 p.m. Music by “Michaels Memories.” On Saturday, June 16 enjoy Card Bingo starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from both events will bene t the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. 9985 Hwy. 441 N. Okeechobee.Local business w omen to meetThe monthly meeting of the Okeechobee Business Women’s Referral Network will be at The Lodge at the Lake, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue on Friday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is not a club, there are no dues, no roll is taken. We simply want to give all w omen an opportunity to network with others in the community to pick up ideas, meet new people and be encouraged by such association. Each lady is asked to bring a friend and a small gift for the gift exchange.Cypress Hut Eagles to host Steak NightOn Friday, June 15 the Cypress Hut Eagles will host steak night for just $12, Shrimp dinners will be $12 and sh plates for just $8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Music by Maureen. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. A nimal Adventures has ‘dollar day’Animal Adventures, 5001 S.W. Rucks Dairy Road, off State Road 70 in Glades County just west of the Okeechobee County line, w ill host “Dollar Day” on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can see the lions, tigers, bears and other animals. Primitive camping is available for those who call in advance. Admission to the park on Saturday will be a $1 donation. Refreshments w ill also be sold. Donations help pay for the animals’ food and veterinary care. For more information call 863-447-6050.Cypress Hut Eagles announce July meeting dateFor all Arie members, due to the July 4 holiday, the meeting date for the month of J uly is July 5. Orchid and Garden Club to meetOn Monday, June 18 at the Extension Of ce, 451 Highway 98N, the Garden Club w ill meet at 6 p.m. followed by the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to hear about the wild orchid hunt the club went on recently. Bring a blooming orchid to show or a problem to discuss. Beginners welcome. For more information call the extension ofce at 863-763-6469 Peace Lutheran plans Vacation Bible SchoolSky Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 18 through June 22 at Peace Lutheran Church and School, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, Okeechobee. It will be from 6-8:30 p.m. Children three years of age through fth grade will have fun imagining what it would 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 www.tinyurl.com/PeaceVBS2012.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will be having their June meeting on Monday, June 18 beginning at noon in the Historical Museum on Hwy 98 N. Just bring a covered dish to join in.Eagles North to host BINGOEagles North will have BINGO at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, and Wednesday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m. Come join us. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. 9985 Hwy. 441 N. Okeechobee. Parks and Rec opens Adult Softball registrationThe Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation Department is accepting team registration for the Adult Softball Summer League. A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at the OK Softball Fields. All interested managers, of cials and players are encouraged to attend. The deadline to register is Friday, July 6. League fees are: Men--$375, Women--$325, Co-ed--$325. For more details, call 863-763-6950.Free football camp opens next weekChaka’s Stars Foundation presents John Grace’s Proskills Football Camp on Friday, June 22 Check in starts at 8:15 a.m. Camp starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School Football practice eld. Ages 5-18 are encouraged to attend this fun camp to learn the fundamentals of football. No experience in football is needed. Community Events

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Congressman Tom Rooney spoke to the Okeechobee Rotary Club when he visited on Tuesday. With Rotary working on humanitarian efforts in Haiti, the Congressman spoke on a trip he took to that region. He visited with medical facilities and saw volunteers giving their time and efforts to help. Mr. Rooney admitted Congress’ approval rating of 10-percent continues to be too low. Gridlock has been the problem with a republican house of representatives and a democratic senate and democratic president. “Sometimes that’s a good thing because the voters don’t want one party in charge,” he admitted. Missed opportunities are why we have low approval ratings, Mr. Rooney explained because in divided congress that is when you get the big things done. In the 1980s fundamental tax reform took place. In the 1990s there was welfare reform spearheaded by Newt Gingrich and President Bill Clinton. Tax and Medicare reform nearly was approved last summer but was abandoned by house democrats. This congressional district has one of the older populations in the nation. He said Social Security and Medicare w ill not be there for the youngest Americans unless something changes. “You sent us there to be adults in the room and go to Washington to save Medicare for an extra generation or two,” he explained. This Congress achieved nothing. A Farm Bill and a few trade agreements might be passed into law but no major spending bills. Mr. Rooney said no budgets have been passed and won’t be unless something changes. “I’ve never been more frustrated in my life. You never work so hard to accomplish nothing. I envy people that work 9 to 5 that see the fruits of their labor.” Mr. Rooney said the 2012 election is very important because the country is on a trajectory that we can’t sustain. In the next 20 years Social Security, Medicare and the Obama health care will take up 100-percent of the budget. Mr. Rooney said taxing the rich isn’t the same concept as what you might think. It doesn’t affect just millionaires or billionaires. Those who earn $250,000 or more would be impacted. He said this will hurt small business. He compared a tax increase to a bailout. He claimed government has increased more in the past four years than the years between 1781 and 2008 combined. “Somebody has to pay for this. Do you think that you could pay more taxes? Do you think you aren’t paying your fair share?” he asked. Many constituents admit they would pay more taxes if they could trust Congress to spend the money in the right way, in ways that are useful, like paying down debt and funding the military and national defense, he remarked. “We don’t have a revenue problem in Washington. We have a spending problem. We need the con dence of the American people back and not waste money on things that aren’t needed,” he added. Mr. Rooney said the O’Bama administration has a problem with leaks that threaten our national security. For example, the Bin Laden capture story included the release of information that didn’t need to be released and hurt the war on terror. “It might look good politically but it certainly doesn’t help us as a country and keep us safe,” he added. Voter fraud in Florida is another big issue with back and forth lawsuits between the state and federal governments. Mr. Rooney said Floridians have an obligation to make sure the people that are voting are legal citizens and are eligible to vote. Governor Rick Scott stated no one has been mistakenly taken off the voter rolls. Mr. Rooney said in his opinion, no voter has ever been taken off the voter rolls illegally. When there were problems, the voter received certi ed letters and was able to resolve the problem with local Supervisor of Elections. “If there is an Irish guy that isn’t a legal citizen, he shouldn’t be voting either. It has nothing to do with party, race, or anything else,” he said. Mr. Rooney said he is optimistic that in November the country will begin a full recovery from the economic doldrums. “Brighter days are ahead. This country never rests on its laurels. We can’t afford to let someone else become a world leader.” Mr. Rooney elded questions about foreign aid to governments that are hostile to us, and from physicians concerned about medical malpractice legislation. In other business at the Rotary meeting, it was announced that on June 22, the club will host their annual dinner. Okeechobee Main Street seeks sponsors for the July National Day of the Cowboy event. Chaka’s Stars will hold a fundraiser golf tournament at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club on Saturday, June 23. A ribbon cutting of the Okeechobee ban k building mural will be held on June 21 at 5:30 p.m. Rotary members took part in an effort Stop Hunger Now last Saturday in Vero Beach. Food collected will help the need y in Haiti. Spokesperson said the program began in Raleigh, N.C. Volunteers packaged 1.7 million meals in their rst year of existence. They focus efforts on schools in impoverished nations. They recently opened of ces in Orlando. Rotarians packaged 12 percent of 65 million meals that were packaged worldwide by this effort in the past year. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE 8 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 Congressman Rooney visits local Rotary Club Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCongressman Tom Rooney was the guest speaker at the most recent Rotary Club meeting. He spoke the lack of voter con dence and low approval ratings of U.S. Congress being at just 10 percent. MOORE HAVEN—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has temporarily closed two locks along the Okeechobee Waterway in south Florida for repairs. The Moore Haven Lock closed on June 11 to complete installation of the Manatee Protection System (MPS). The MPS is intended to protect endangered manatees that might be swimming in the vicinity of the lock gates. The lock is expected to be closed for about two months while installation is completed. Concurrently, the Corps also plans to close the St Lucie lock beginning June 18 to undertake emergency repairs on the gates. A recent inspection revealed the gates at that lock weren’t closing completely due to damage on a seal. The lock is expected to be closed for about two weeks. The Moore Haven Lock is located on the west side of Lake Okeechobee at the junction of the Caloosahatchee River. It was constructed in 1935 for navigation and ood control purposes. The St. Lucie Lock is located along the St. Lucie Canal, about 15 miles upstream from the intersection of the St. Lucie River and the Intracoastal Waterway. It was constructed in 1941 for navigation and ood control purposes. The Moore Haven and St Lucie Locks are two of ve locks located in the 154-mile Okeechobee Waterway, which allows safe passage of vessels from the Atlantic Ocean near Stuart to the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers. Notices to Navigation have been issued for both closures. An additional Notice to Navigation has also been issued advising boaters of construction activity taking place east of Moore Haven along the Herbert Hoover Dike, which surrounds the lake. Moore Haven Lock System closed

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us” Summer Sunday Schedule 9 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at www.okeecoos.com200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 EPISCOPALPENTECOSTAL BAPTIST PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL Sunday Wednesday: Mid Week Worship at 7pm 301 NE 4th Ave. • (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SE 70ETraditional/Worship at 8:30am Sunday School at 10am Contemporary Worship at 10:45am Evening Worship at 6pmChildren and Youth classes are Available Sunday Morning and Wednesdays Where the SON is always shining! OPEN 6-4 M-F ServingCall your order in, free delivery or pickup at window. 763-4127WOW! There is nothing like it in town! Friday Special HOMEMADE ice creamat Okeechobee Church of God301 NE 4th Ave., Okeechobee 2 blocks behind the McDonalds on SE 70E 3666 E. Hwy 70 • Okeechobee (0ld Elks Lodge)“Celebrating 25 years of Pastoral Leadership”Sunday School 9 am Worship: Sun. 10 am • Tues. & Thurs. 7:30 pm Prayer Service: Tues. & Thurs. 6:30 7:30 pm Nursery Available at All Services Of ce Hours CLOSED Mondays Tuesday Friday 9 am to 5 pm (863) 357-2264 Bishop Robert J. Banks, Jr., Pastor “Your Place of Destiny” Jeremiah 29:11 florida.newszap.comCome see for yourself!Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more! 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 9 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News An Okeechobee mother can rest easier after Boynton Beach Police announced an arrest and indictment on rst degree murder charges of a suspect in her daughter's death. Eddie Scott, 27, of Port St. Lucie was held without bond at the Palm Beach County Jail to face two counts of rst degree murder in the shooting death of Julixa Espada, 27, of Okeechobee, and her boyfriend, Thomas Kloepfer, 26, of Boynton Beach. Scott had been living with the couple at an apartment in Boynton Beach w hen an argument occurred last December 30. Kloepfer was shot multiple times and Espada was shot one time in the chest. They w ere found by a roommate hours later. The arrest report from police stated that Scott had been sleeping on the couch rent free for a time. They speculate he may have become angry when four of his ri es were pawned by the male victim. A witness stated he heard gunshots in the vicinity ve hours before the bodies were discovered. Kloepfer's stolen 1991 Chevrolet pickup w as later recovered in Port St. Lucie. Police also recovered other stolen items from the residence which included an X Box 360 game system, a Wii gaming system a digital camera and laptop computer. Martin County detectives arrested Scott on Jan. 5 on charges of grand theft auto of a rental vehicle, resisting arrest and possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. The .38 caliber revolver they seized from the suspect was owned by Mr. Kloepfer, the report stated. The grand jury indicted Scott on Feb. 16. He was arrested on the indictment on June 12. Boynton Beach Police Spokesperson Stephanie Slater said hundreds of hours went into the case and investigators took their time and did a thorough investigation. "Ultimately they were able to bring it to a successful arrest and bring justice to these two victims and their families," she said. Police stated that they knew almost right away that this was not a random act or attack and that the victims knew who their attacker was. "We had reason to believe that Eddie Scott was responsible for this all along. With all cases we want to make sure that we have all the evidence we need so the state attorney has a successful prosecution and conviction," she added. The violent nature of the crime is out of the ordinary for Boynton Beach, Slater said, and they are thankful they could get the bad guy in custody and bring justice for the victim's families. Detectives checked in with families regularly and updated them on the progress, Slater added, she said the families were pleased with the arrests. A rrest made in murder of w oman from Okeechobee S-65A Navigation Lock work completedThe S-65A Navigation Lock on the Kissimmee River is back in service after being closed for repair since June 4. The closure was necessary for inspection and maintenance to ensure continued safe operation of the lock. Located about 11 miles south of State Road 60 in the Kissimmee River, the navigation lock was restored to service two weeks ahead of schedule.Euchre Club of Okeechobee needs playersEven if you haven't played euchre in a while, but want to brush up or learn, consider coming to the club sessions. Call John for more information at 863-357-0803. The club plays on Mondays and Thursday at 6 p.m. at the VFW on Hwy. 441 SE. Eddie Scott

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SonRise Caf, located at Okeechobee Church of God, would like to say a special thank you to everyone that has been coming out Monday through Friday from 6am to 4pm to support us. The proceeds of the SonRise Caf will help us to continue our mission to be a blessing to the residents of Okeechobee. We have been very amazed at the response from our customers. I can’t count the people that have come and mentioned that they heard about SonRise Caf by reading the ad we placed in the Okeechobee News. Working with the staff of Okeechobee News has been exceptionally pleasant and incredibly ef cient. We would like to thank the readers of Okeechobee News and as a show of our appreciation allow you to bring in this article and receive a free drink with your breakfast or lunch purchase. Thank you again for your support!Pastor Mark SonRise Caf, Where the Son is always Shining! • 301 NE 4th Ave(At Okeechobee Church of God)To advertise, contact us at 863.763.3134 or okeeadsales@newszap.comThanks, Okeechobee News! Where the SON is always shining! Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 10 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Alex Travon Brown, 18, W. 33rd St., Riviera Beach, was arrested June 12 by Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with grand theft motor vehicle. His bond was set at $75,000.  Jesstarius Dortch, 28, S.W. Eighth St., Belle Glade, was arrested June 12 by Deputy Patricia Massung on Okeechobee County w arrants charging him with the felonies of eeing and eluding a law enforcement ofcer, shooting a deadly missile and child neglect. He was also charged with the misdemeanor of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence (two counts). He is being held without bond.  Frederick Phillips, 48, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested June 12 by Deputy Justin Akins on a Miami-Dade County w arrant charging him driving under the inuence. His bond was set at $7,500.  Gina Marie Hardison, 52, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested June 12 by Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging her with possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone). Her bond was set at $10,000.  James Michael Bonea, 33, S.E. 27th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 12 by Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of grand theft and giving false information to a secondary metal recycler. His bond was set at $15,000.  Ramirez Ignacio Ortega, 36, Center St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 13 by Deputy Kari Arnold on an amended warrant charging him with violation of probation felony battery. He is being held without bond.  John Wesley Reel, 43, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested June 13 by Deputy Dale Hardy on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $10,000.  Dawna Lashay Hopewell, 50, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 13 by Deputy John Fisher on an amended Okeechobee County warrant charging her with violation of probation grand theft. She is being held without bond.  Joseph Collins. 16, N.E. 31st Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested June 13 by Deputy John Fisher on a juvenile take and hold warrant based on an original charge of grand theft. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Joseph Dwayne Cox, 18, S.E. 26th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested June 13 by Deputy Marcus Collier on a juvenile take and hold warrant based on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription ( ve counts). He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Gary Raynor, 55, S.E. 23rd Court, Okeechobee, was arrested June 14 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on a felony charge of battery (domestic) on a person 65 years of age or older, and misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and simple battery. His bond was set at $3,500. 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. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local woman has been arrested for allegedly pawning two, .22 caliber ri es that had apparently been stolen from an area home. April Renee Simmons, 30, N.W. 32nd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 8 on felony charges of giving false veri cation of ownership to a pawnbroker and dealing in stolen property. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $12,500. Jail records indicate she has since been released on bond. An arrest report by Detective William Suggs, of the Okeechobee Count y Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that records from the pawn shop indicated that Simmons was paid $50 for each ri e. By signing her name to transaction forms, Simmons was stating that she was the owner of the rearms and had the right to sell them, stated the detective. Simmons also put her thumb print on the forms as further identi cation, pointed out the report. The charges against Simmons stem from a complaint led by the owner of the pawn shop. Woman charged with pawning stolen guns April Renee Simmons OHS Rodeo to host fundraiserThe OHS Rodeo Team will have several fundraisers to help fellow team members, J ustin Mills and Nat Stratton, with the costs of traveling to Rock Springs, Wyo. to compete at the High School Nationals competition. They invite everyone to come out and/ or participate in these fundraisers to show y our support. They will have a Celebrity Server event at Golden Corral on Monday, J une 18 from 5-8 p.m. A drawing for a $500 gas card will be held on June 26. Tickets are available from rodeo team members. They also have a cake auction planned at the Okeechobee Livestock Market on Tuesday, June 26, at 1 p.m. The gas card drawing w ill be done following the cake auction. If y ou have any questions or would like to purchase tickets, please feel free to contact Julie Rogers, at 863-634-4160.Summer Teen Dance plannedCome to the B.R.A.T. Club Summer Teen Dance set for Saturday, June 23 from 7-10 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 SW Second Avenue. Admission price of $7 includes pizza, soda, chips, entertainment. ‘Tweens and teens from 12-16 are invited. For more information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Considering adoption?Please join the Children’s Home Society of Florida at our Adoption Orientation session on Thursday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Early Learning Coalition of ce, 804 Sixth Street, Ft. Pierce. It’s informative, casual, and free. Information includes an overview of foster care adoption along with a Q&A session. To RSVP, call 772-429-2001. 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JACKSONVILLE–The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation, encourages everyone to be safe around water this summer. “Summer is a wonderful time for families to head to America’s Great Outdoors for fun and relaxation,” said Adam Tarplee, Natural Resource Program Manager. “We want visitors to be safe while they enjoy themselves at Corps-managed recreation areas and water bodies, such as Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway.” Visitors to recreation areas should observe these safety practices:  Learn to swim well and practice oating;  Wear a life jacket;  Watch your children;  Don’t depend on airlled toys such as water wings that can de ate in seconds;  Use the buddy system and don’t swim or boat alone;  Inspect your equipment regularly;  Take a safe boating course;  Check weather conditions and prepare for sudden weather changes;  Don’t drink and swim or drink and boat; and,  Obey all signs and buoys. Additional summer-fun safety tips are available from the Corps’ National Water Safety Program at: http://watersafety.usace. army.mil/. If you recreate around water, expect the unexpected and wear a life jacket. Even excellent swimmers should wear life jackets while boating. If you are over age 16 and know how to swim, in atable life jackets are a good option. They are cool and comfortable and available in collar and belt pac styles. For information on how to choose the right life jacket, go to: http://www.uscgboating.org/assets/1/Publications/howtochoosetherightlifejacket_brochure.pdf. Visitors can take advantage of a free life jacket loaner program at the Corps’ W.P. Franklin and St. Lucie recreation areas. Swimmers and boaters can borrow life jackets at loaner stations and return them at the end of the day. USACE is the nation’s largest federal provider of outdoor recreation, managing more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and hosting more than 370 million visits per year. With 90 percent of these recreation areas within 50 miles of metropolitan areas, they provide a diverse range of outdoor activities close to home and to people of all ages. For more information on USACE recreation sites and activities, visit www. CorpsLakes.us. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 by Old River Run RV Park. The groom to be is a 2006 graduate of Okeechobee High school and a full time student at Indian River State College. He is currently employed by Agriturf Inc. The couple are planning a wedding for May, 4th of 2013, in Vero Beach, FL. TRAVIS WAYNE CONRAD REBECCA LANE BURTON & Mr. Daniel Burton of Vero Beach, FL and Mr. & Mrs. Pamela and Jeffrey Hudson of Okeechobee are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Lane Burton, to Travis Wayne Conrad, son of Jessie and Shannon Conrad of Okeechobee. Rebecca is the grandaughter of Patsy Burton and the late William BillŽ Burton, also Ann Burk and the late Bobby Joe Burk of Okeechobee. Travis is the grandson of Patsy Conrad and the late Laverne Conrad, also Wayne and Bonnie Thomas, all of Okeechobee. The bride to be is a 2005 Okeechobee High School graduate and graduate of Keiser University. She is a liscenced massage therapist and is currently employed ENGAGEMENT Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 11 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMGolf outing helps OHS basketball teamFirst and second place teams were honored at the Okeechobee High School Basketball Golf Outing fundraiser from June 9, at Blue Heron Golf Course. (above) The rst place team is (left to right) George Fulleda, Roger Lloyd and Kenny Curran (not pictured Danny Felleda). (below) The second place team is Harry Bonner, Trapper Brown, Nellie Stanley and JD Davis. A thank you goes out to Blue Heron, VFW, Beef O'Brady's, hole sponsors and golfers. Corps provides water safety tips for fun in the sun Special to the Okeechobee News/ USACEBathers having fun in the sun need to be aware of safe sun/water practices.

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HEALTH RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com FAMILY MEDICINE RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Cancer Scare? Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.1395 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including Medicaid All insurance accepted including Medicaid The 2011 – 2012 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to Use this interactive site to browse through articles and browse through articles and advertisements on our advertisements on our updated Newszap website updated Newszap website New and Improved! New and Improved! Come check it out for yourself! Come check it out for yourself! orida.newszap.com orida.newszap.com florida.newszap.com NEW features:• Daily LOCAL news updates from our network of community newspapers. • NEW Format Interactive, plus easy to use and navigate! • Easy access to loads of special publications throughout the years. • Newly designed, easy to use Community CalendarPLUS... all your favorites are still there!• FREE Online Classifieds Ads — Buy It, Sell It • Public Forums — Share your news and views! • Market Place — The retail ads from the Okeechobee News • Entertainment — Share & surf events from throughout Florida!Come see for yourself! Courtesy Raulerson Primary CareJose Villarreal, D.O., member of the Raulerson Primary Care team and graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, is certi“ ed in Family Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He treats all ages from newborn to the eldery. Dr. Villarreal tries to give the best care possible to his patients and can refer them to a specialist if necessary. He does sport physicals and preventive care. Dr. Villarreal treats such medical conditions as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. About one in every four Americans suffers from high blood pressure, according to WebMD. High blood pressure can threaten healthy arteries and contribute to heart disease and stroke. One thing that makes high blood pressure so dangerous is that you may not know you have it because there are generally no symptoms. Therefore, you should have your blood pressure checked regularly. Diabetes can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle of exercise and eating well balanced meals in the proper amounts. A variety of factors including diet, exercise, age and herdity can affect cholesterol levels. Dr. Villarreals of“ ce is located at 202 N.E. Second Ave, and the hours are Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm and on Friday from 8am to 4pm. The of“ ce is closed for lunch every day from noon to 1pm. For an appointment, please call 863.467.2159. Jose Villarreal, D.O., board certi ed in Family Medicine 12 13 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 June 15, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign” (from the 1971 hit song “Signs” written by Les Emmerson.) That’s what it looks like around Okeechobee these days. With a larger than usual number of candidates running for of ce, it seems that everywhere one looks there is a campaign sign. Where can these signs be legally placed? Who takes them down after the election? In talking with city and county code enforcement of cials it appears that compliance with campaign sign ordinances is more of a problem in the city than in the county. In both the city and county no signs are allowed on public rights of way. County code enforcement of cer Beth Albert said that campaign signs on county rights of way are “not normally a problem.” However the city public works department routinely removes any campaign signs found on the city rights of way. In the both the city and the county no permit is required to place a campaign sign on private property. In the city, political signs must be removed 10 days after the election. City code enforcement of cer Fred Sterling said he works with candidates after the election to have the signs removed. “Basically, we try to work with the candidates,” Mr. Sterling said about having the signs removed after the election. “In most cases the candidates cooperate.” However, in both city and county, the ultimate responsibility for removing signs lies with the property owner. Mr. Sterling said that if there were a problem with a property owner removing a sign, that property owner could be cited and have to appear before the city code enforcement board. While city workers will not go on private property to remove large signs after the election, they will remove “snipe signs,” those small signs with wire supports, from private property if they can be reached easily without stepping off public property. In the county candidates have to remove their signs by 15 days after the election. However, in the past this has not been a problem in the county. “Historically it is not a problem,” said Mrs. Albert. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Campaign signs are governed by ordinance As residents prepare for Hurricane Season, they are urged to trim trees and remove yard trash BEFORE a storm threatens. This tip is to prevent objects from becoming dangerous projectiles during a hurricane. In rural communities, tree and shrub trimmings, grass clippings, palm fronds, trees and tree stumps start to accumulate. Some residents do not have access to county or commercial solid waste collection service for yard trash. Rural residents have two options:  Self-hauling yard trash to the neighborhood trash and recycling centers;  Burning yard trash. Yard trash burning might be a cost-effective solution to hauling the debris away. Burning small amounts of yard waste does not require an authorization from the Florida Forest Service, but you should check with your local city, county or Florida Forest Service of cials to see if there are any restrictions in your area. Many people do not know or are not aware of Florida’s outdoor burning regulations. Familiarize yourself with the burning regulations in your area. If you are to burn here a few tips to keep in mind:  Never leave a re unattended, and make sure it is out before you leave  Keep a shovel and water hose handy  Don’t burn on windy days or when the humidity is below 35%.  The yard trash material intended to be burned must be generated on the premises of the burn site.  The res must not cause smoke, soot, odors, visible emissions, heat, ame, radiation, or other conditions to the degree that they become a nuisance or safety hazard.  The re must be started after 9 a.m. and be out by one hour after sunset. Your re must be contained to an 8 foot diameter pile or non-combustible barrel and must be at least 25 feet from forests, 25 feet from your house, 50 feet from a paved public road and 150 feet from other occupied buildings. If your re escapes, you may be held liable for suppression costs and damage to the property of others. Wild res can occur all year round in Florida. During the summer months wild res typically are smaller in size due to the wet season. For additional re prevention tips, burning rules and regulations contact your local Florida Forest Service of ce: Okeechobee 863-462-5160; Sebring 863-655-6407; or, Palmdale 863-674-4000). For more information, visit the Florida Forest Service website at www. oridaforestservice.com Burn yard trash with extra care

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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 14 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.co Century21okeechobee.com m • • 20+/-ACRES 20+/-ACRES NW 72nd Ave. **Not buildable** Pasture land suitable for cattle/agriculture. $40,000 $40,000 or better offer or better offer MLS #205495 • • Blue Blue Heron Heron Lot S.E. 14t CT. $20,900 $20,900 MLS #205527 • Basswood • Basswood Lot NW 33rd Ave $6,000 $6,000 or better offer or better offer. MLS #205239 • • 319+/acres 319+/acres on Hwy 441 North $4,000,000 • Okeechobee Hammock $4,000,000 • Okeechobee Hammock Clean corner lot 100x104 (9002 SE 65th Way) $5,900 • Viking $5,900 • Viking acreage David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 (863) 763-2104 • • Se Habla Espaol Se Habla Espaol 1016-H: Blue Heron Lake access, waterfront 3/2 on half an acres. Living 1,858 Sq ft., Lg garage, large driveway. $179,900 NOW $169,900 MLS #205879 2000-H: Taylor Creek, 2000-H: Taylor Creek, Lake Access and beautiful view of the canal. 2 car garage, dock, seawall, awnings, fenced back yard, Extra RM for an of ce or guest, sewer, septic, and much more. $115,000 $115,000 NOW NOW $110,000 $110,000 MLS #205873 5003-H: Conners Gables 5003-H: Conners Gables 4Bd/2BA with 2 garage. 1786 SF under air, 2378 total SF. Built 2005. Very nice location in move in condition. Close to Everglades Elementary. $104,900 $104,900 MLS #205943 5001-H: Okeechobee 5001-H: Okeechobee Hammock Hammock 3BR/2BA CBS house on a large lot. 1,320 Living Sq Ft. Great location for east coast commuters. $115,000 $115,000 MLS #205917. 3007-M: Treasure Island 3007-M: Treasure Island Deep Canal Access. Lg family rm addition and master rm, deck, seawall, dock, boat shed, two sheds, CBS att. garage, Tile oors kitchen & living rm. New roof in 2001. A/C 2 years old. $69,000 $69,000 MLS #205854 4000-H: Buckhead Ridge 4000-H: Buckhead Ridge Boat slip, concrete seawall, furnished, 2 master bedrooms with 2 baths. Split plan, appliances. Hardwood and tile oors. Fireplace and surround system. Ready to move into condition. $125,000 $125,000 MLS #205694 MLS #205694 FORECLOSURE FORECLOSURE NEW LISTING LAKE ACCESS LAKE ACCESS LAKE ACCESS 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 2739 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$7,250,000 BILL F. STEGKEMPER, BILL F. STEGKEMPER,REALTOR, CRS, GRI, APPRAISER REALTOR, CRS, GRI, APPRAISERBK129997 BK129997 BUYERS ONLY REALTY CO.P.O. Box 1074, Okeechobee, FL34973 517 S.W. Park St. € Okeechobee(863) 801-9497CELLA A L W A Y S S A V I N G P R O P E R T Y B U Y E R S $ M O N E Y Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., June 15TH Thurs., June 21STFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN”Fri. 7:00 & 9:15, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:15, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 II: “ROCK OF AGES”Fri. 7:00 & 9:15, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:15, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG-13 PG III: “MADAGASCAR 3”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com Located Behind The White House Plaza 1126 S. Parrott Ave € (863) 763-6000Lori Mixon 8 6 3 6 3 4 1 4 5 7 ((LMixon@MixonGroup.com www.MixonGroup.com 15 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Brahmans reached the nals of the Under Armour 7 on 7 football tournament last weekend at the Miramar Regional Park in Dade County before falling in the championship game. Coach Chris Branham brought 17 players w ith him to the tournament and came away v ery impressed with his group of young men. "I gured we'd go there and get some experience and come home. Instead we nearly w on the tournament and beat some exceptional teams," he said. Okeechobee defeated tournament favorite Westminster 21-20 in the semi nal after w ins over Daytona Sebreeze, Palm Beach Central and Belen Christian of Miami in pool play. Okeechobee lost to Park Vista 32-17 in the nals after they took an early 11-0 lead. "This wasn't a joke tournament, we went down there and played some quality teams from Broward and Dade County. I feel my guys played out of their minds," he added. Branham said it was a great experience because the kids got the taste of victory in their mouth for the rst time in a few years. Players who stood out include Zac Wing eld who was named Defensive MVP for several interceptions and pass breakups, QB Jack Radebaugh, and Al Morris. E.J. Neal attracted the attention of some college recruiters. Others who made the trip included Brandon Shockley, Alec Emmonds, LaVante Spivey, Joey Santibanez, D.J Washington, Elijowan Williams, Adrian Minondo, Cade Stokes, Cory Vickers, G.W. Jarriel, Fabian Howard, Khalil Smith and Greg Hernandez. This weekend 48 Brahman players will attend a football camp at Stetson University. Next weekend offensive and defensive linemen attend the Down and Dirty Camp. The Chaka's Stars Program helped to fund these camps for the Okeechobee kids. Brahman football runner up at prestigious tournament Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyThe 17 players and three coaches who attended the 7 on 7 tournament pose after the tournament Saturday. Okeechobee nished second out of 24 teams in the football tournament.

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Fax resume to: 561-688-0909 Cylinder Handler Praxair Distribution Southeast, one of North America’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical & specialty gases, is currently seeking a Cylinder Handler in OKEECHOBEE, FL To qualify, you must have a High School diploma and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening. To apply, visit our web site at www.praxair.com click on Careers, United States and Search for Admin/Tech/Other Careers Opportunities. Click on the job title from the complete job list or search by job number 1200722 EOE, m/f/d/v Sales customer service representative needed for inside retail sales. Hours Mon thru Fri 8am-6pm and Sat 9am-1pm. Please email your resume to paulrieck13@gmail.com Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment MedicalNeed LPN / RN for outpatient services in Hendry Co. Temp. Position (35 hours a week) to start ASAP! Bilingual (Eng/Span) preferred due to the population being served. For info, call Dir. of HR at (863) 983-1423 or send an email to hgbhc13@ embarqmail.com. Employment Part Time MIDFLORIDA Credit Union is seeking part time teller candidates. Responsibilities include serving members, performing transactions, and cross selling credit union products and services. Quali ed candidates will possess excellent customer service, communication and cash handling skills. Applicants must be available to work any assigned shift between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm Monday through Friday as well as every Saturday between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. High school diploma or equivalency required, bilingual helpful. Apply on-line at: www.mid orida.com Drug Free Workplace Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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In the employment section of the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com FurnitureLarge Executive Desk and ling cabinets. Like new executive desk. Lots of work space and ling space in the desk. Two four drawer ling cabinets and a Storage cabinet are thrown in with the desk or sold seperatley. $350.00/or best offer. (863)357-1820 Pets/SuppliesFREE puppies, 6 weeks old, 5 male, 2 female. Father Florida cur, Mother American Boxer bulldog mix. 863-697-9735 or 863-227-0407 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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 FEMALES STUDIO APT $360/MO. Everything included, AC, elec, cable and internet. Private entrance, quiet country setting, (863)801-8278 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes electric & water. $750/mo. Move in for $900 863-634-0663. Houses Rent1004 SE 8th Drive Newly Remodeled 2 bed, 1 bath $685.00 All appliances, tile oors, hurricane windows. July occupancy Last, security, references. Chris 863-447-3282 anytime AFFORDABLE New Houses. 3/1/1 for $900, 3/2 for $1000. Large yards. Bring pets. Call 561-723-2226. Shop here first! The classified ads 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 OKEE 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. Office Space RentFOR RENT OFFICE BUILDING 2,000 SQUARE FEET CLOSE TO COURT HOUSE TELEPHONE AND ALARM SYSTEM INSTALLED CALL 863-763-4831 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleOKEECHOBEE 3br, 2ba, in River Oak Acres, riverside. Call for information (863)824-0311 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 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home LotsMobile Home Lot for Rent Off North West 30th Street, close to Elementary School and Hwy 98. Call for more info. 863-697-1168 Mobile Home Rent2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home for rent. 1 acre lot in Pioneer Estates. $600 per month, rst, last, security. 863-634-3200 evenings For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles1996 PLYMOUTH VAN 1996 Plymouth Handicap Accessible ,easy loc k bracket installed many new parts 113504 miles $4,000 /or best offer (863)227-7075 or (863)763-8275 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 16 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. Please contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 419522 ON 6/15/2012 NOTICE OF CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING AND WORKSHOP NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning Board will meet as the Local Planning Agency on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, to consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the adopted City Comprehensive Plan, which may include amendments to the adopted Land Development Regulations (LDR’s). All amendments are forwarded, with a recommendation, to the City Council for nal consideration. A workshop will be conducted during this time to discuss language pertaining to amending the Comprehensive Plan, identifying the Commercial Corridor, creating a new future land use category entitled “Transitional Commercial Overlay” and associated policy language to implement the new overlay as generally contained in last year’s adopted Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR), as well as review some of the con icts between the FLUM and the Zoning Map that involve properties zoned as (H) Holding District. A copy of a memorandum reviewing the speci c areas, recommendations and maps can be viewed on the City’s website. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Please contact General Services at 863-763-3372, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. BY: Dawn Hoover, Chairperson 419523 ON 6/15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD114 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2231 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 22 BLOCK 7 1-15-36-35-0040-00070-0220 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RHAFICK WILLIAMS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417302 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD113 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2229 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 20 BLOCK 7 1-15-36-35-0040-00070-0200 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RHAFICK WILLIAMS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417301 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD122 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2308 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: WHISPERING PINES S1/2 OF LOT 39 1-04-37-35-0010-00000-039A Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ELMA JUNE HAMPTON DECEASED Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417320 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD121 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3248 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SEC 5 LOT N 1-35-37-35-0100-00000-000N Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CR INVESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417323 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD117 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WELLS FARGO BANK OBO the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3071 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: TAYLOR CREEK ISLES UNIT 1 LOT 19 1-26-37-35-0010-00000-0190 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MARY V ROACH ESTATE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417322 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD068 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2828 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: EL MIRA SOL LOT 5 BLOCK 15 1-18-37-35-0020-00150-0050 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: VIRGINIA M EPPEHIMER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 28th day of June, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416792 ON 5/25;6/1,8,15/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD067 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2827 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: EL MIRA SOL LOTS 21 & 22 BLOCK 14 1-18-37-35-0020-00140-0210 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DELISME MAC ARTHUR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of June, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 416791 ON 5/25;6/1,8,15/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD082 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 83 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 18 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 18 09 34S 33E 1-09-34-33-0A00-00018-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GERALD TOUSSAINT Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417585 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD081 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 61 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 30 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 30 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00030-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ELLA III LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417584 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD083 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 87 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 20 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 20 09 34S 33E 1-09-34-33-0A00-00020-H000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KENOL JAYSEUS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417587 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012 CP 70 DIVISION: PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY JO BAKER, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Estate of MARY JO BAKER, File Number 2012 CP 70 is pending in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. The date of rst publication of this notice is June 8th, 2012. All creditors and those having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, upon whom a copy of this notice has been served are required to le their claims with the above named court within the later of 3 months after the date of the rst publication of this notice or 30 days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. All other creditors having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, are required to le their claims with the abovenamed court within 3 months after the date of the rst publication of this notice. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Attorney for Petitioner: KEITH D. KERN, P.A. 50 SE Fourth Avenue Delray Beach, Florida 33483 Tel: (561) 276-4146 Fax: (561) 276-3859 By: KEITH D. KERN, ESQ. FL BAR NO. 961190 RICHARD A. BAKER 16486 126th Terrace Jupiter, FL 33478 RANDY L. BAKER 457 Waseca Drive Lantana, FL 33462 419330 ON 6/8,15/2012 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money! Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!“SonRise Caf has been very amazed at the response from our customers. I can’t count the people that have come and mentioned that they heard about SonRise Caf by reading the ad we placed in the Okeechobee News.”Pastor Mark • Okeechobee Church of GodTo advertise, contact the Okeechobee News at 863.763.3134 or okeeadsales@newszap.comThanks, Okeechobee News!

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD106 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 623 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 22 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 22 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00022-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BAD TO THE BONE INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417291 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD109 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 636 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS G & H OF TRACT 31 E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 31 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00031-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: NADIRA RAM Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417296 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD120 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WELLS FARGO BANK OBO the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3950 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 11 & 12 BLOCK 216 3-21-37-35-0020-02160-0110 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DRW INVESTMENTS LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417339 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD070 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 8 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 2 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 2 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00002-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: IAN O MCLEOD Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417207 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD112 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2248 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 27 BLOCK 10 1-15-36-35-0040-00100-0270 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RHAFICK WILLIAMS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417305 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD111 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2249 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 28 BLOCK 10 1-15-36-35-0040-00100-0280 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RHAFICK WILLIAMS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417319 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD104 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 611 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 15 W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 15 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00015-E000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: G J M A LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417286 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD115 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 11 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 2 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 2 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00002-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: IAN O MCLEOD Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417265 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD088 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1852 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: : NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOTS 11 & 12 BLOCK 15B 1-06-36-34-0010-0015B-0110 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOHN C SWEARINGEN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417598 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD091 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1858 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOT 37 BLOCK 33 1-06-36-34-0010-00330-0370 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOHN C SWEARINGEN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417602 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD092 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1859 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOTS 10 TO 15 INC BLOCK 35 1-06-36-34-0010-00350-0100 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ESTATE OF JERRY D PERRY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 4171603 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD102 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 609 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS G & H OF TRACT 14 E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00014-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: G J M A LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417278 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD084 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 498 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 18 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 18 15 34S 33E 1-15-34-33-0A00-00018-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JAMES R REYNOLDS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417588 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD093 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1861 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOTS 39 & 40 BLOCK 39 1-06-36-34-0010-00390-0390 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOHN C SWEARINGEN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417605 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD085 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 579 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT B OF TRACT 23 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 23 16 34S 33E 1-16-34-33-0A00-00023-B000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KAREN STERLING Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417589 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD076 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 34 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT E OF TRACT 13 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 13 SECTION 8 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST 1-08-34-33-0A00-00013-E000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KENNETH CHILDS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417530 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD090 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1857 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOT 21 BLOCK 29B 1-06-36-34-0010-0029B-0210 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: FREDERICK HUMPHREYS WINONA HUMPHREYS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417600 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD080 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 43 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 17 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 17 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00017-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JEAN C LOUIS VERANA LOUIS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417552 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD086 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 599 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 11 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 11 AND E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 11 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00011-E000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JUSTIN ERIC ENTRY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417590 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD079 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 37 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: : LOT F OF TRACT 14 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00014-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CALEME MARIUS MAXELIA MARIUS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417544 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD089 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1856 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: : NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOTS 4 & 5 BLOCK 29B 1-06-36-34-0010-0029B-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: FREDERICK HUMPHREYS WINONA HUMPHREYS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417599 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD078 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 36 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: : LOT E OF TRACT 14 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00014-E000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CALEME MARIUS MAXELIA MARIUS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417534 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD103 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 610 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS A & B OF TRACT 15 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 15 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00015-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: G J M A LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417279 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD105 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 612 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS G & H OF TRACT 15 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 15 & E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 15 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00015-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: G J M A LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417288 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! New & Improved Newszap! See for Yourself! Join us on florida .newszap. comWe look forward to seeing you there!

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD107 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 627 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS K & L OF TRACT 22 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 22 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 22 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00022-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DARSHANAND SINGH Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417292 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD097 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 40 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS M & N OF TRACT 15 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 15 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 15 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00015-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ROBERT L ROSS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417272 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD098 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 56 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 24 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 24 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00024-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GETHRO PASCAL GUTECHINE ALTY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417273 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD099 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 57 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT N OF TRACT 24 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 24 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00024-N000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GETHRO PASCAL GUTECHINE ALTY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417274 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD071 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 9 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 2 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 2 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00002-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: IAN O MCLEOD Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417208 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD116 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WELLS FARGO BANK OBO the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2924 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: DAVIS SUBDIVISION E1/2 OF LOTS 3 & 4 BLOCK 4 1-20-37-35-0020-00040-0030 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: N & A REAL ESTATE VIII LLC NASER ABUEQAB Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417321 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD069 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 4 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS C & D OF TRACT 1 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 1 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 1 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00001-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JAMES BARRINGTON BAKER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417206 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD095 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 32 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS K & L OF TRACT 12 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 12 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 12 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00012-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CALEME MARIUS MAXELIA MARIUS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417266 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD075 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 28 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS G & H OF TRACT 10 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 10 AND E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 10 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00010-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: T EARLE JOHNSON T EARLE JOHNSON JR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417528 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD087 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 602 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: : LOTS O & P OF TRACT 12 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 12 & E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 12 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00012-O000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DESLANDE ADRIEN ESTHER LEVASSEUR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417591 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD101 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 605 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS M & N OF TRACT 13 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 13 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 13 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00013-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DESLANDE ADRIEN ESTHER LEVASSEUR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417276 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD074 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 21 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS M & N OF TRACT 7 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 7 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 7 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00007-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DONALD HORENSTEIN ROSE E HORENSTEIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417213 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 Public Notice 20 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD073 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 18 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS M & N OF TRACT 6 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 6 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 6 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00006-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CALEME MARIUS MAXELIA MARIUS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417211 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD108 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 635 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS C & D OF TRACT 31 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 31 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 31 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00031-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DEOCHAND DOODNAUTH NADIRA RAM Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417295 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD072 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 15 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS M & N OF TRACT 4 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 4 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 4 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00004-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANNA C DYKES MATT C DYKES Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417210 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD096 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 38 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 14 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 14, SECTION 08 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TWN 34 RNG 33 E ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BLK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. 1-08-34-33-0A00-00014-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANGEL RIVERA SOUTHERN LANDZ LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417270 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD077 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 35 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: : LOT K OF TRACT 13 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 13 SECTION 8 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-08-34-33-0A00-00013-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: WINDER VI LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417531 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD100 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 603 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS C & D OF TRACT 13 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 13 AND W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 13 BOTH IN SECTION 17 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34S RANGE 33E ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-17-34-33-0A00-00013-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CRYSTAL I LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417275 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD110 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1975 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: COM AT SE COR OF NW 1/4 SEC 17 RUN S 89 DEG 30 MIN W ON S BDRY LINE OF NW 1/4 SEC 17 DIST OF 976.19 FT TO A PT ON ESRLY R/W LINE OF SR 15 THENCE RUN N 28 DEG 54 MIN 30 SEC W ON SAID R/W LINE 1678.43 FT FOR POB RUN N 61 DEG 05 MIN 30 SEC E 300 FT RUN THENCES 28 DEG 54 MIN 30 SEC E 50 FT THENCE RUN S 61 DEG 05 MIN 30 SEC W 300 FT TO A PT ON ESRLY R/W LINE OF SR 15 RUN N 28 DEG 54 MIN 30 SEC W ON SAID R/W LINE DIST OF 50 FT TO POB 17 33S 35E .34 ACRE 1-17-33-35-0010-00020-0260 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DAINTY O GUILLIAMS IRA GUILLIAMS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417299 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD118 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WELLS FARGO BANK OBO the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3286 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF THE NW1/4 OF SECTION 4 TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST AND THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND BEAR SOUTH 63 DEG 58 MIN 39 SEC WEST ALONG THE CONTOUR LINE A DISTANCE OF 719.70 FEET THENCE BEAR SOUTH 74 DEG 10 MIN 39 SEC WEST CONTINUING ALONG SAID CONTOUR LINE A DISTANCE OF 60.46 FEET THENCE BEAR NORTH 16 DEG 30 MIN 27 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 257.56 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SR 78 THENCE BEAR NORTH 73 DEG 29 MIN 33 SEC EAST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SR 78 A DISTANCE OF 809.47 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE NW1/4 OF SAID SECTION 4 THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEG 07 MIN 17 SEC EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SAID NW1/4 FOR A DISTANCE OF 138.99 FEET TO THE POB. 1-04-38-35-0A00-00027-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JASON FERRELL SAM T FERRELL Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417324 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD119 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WELLS FARGO BANK OBO the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3300 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ALL THAT PART OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF (N 1/2) OF LOT 42, EAGLE BAY SURVEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 31, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING EAST OF THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROAD 78 AS NOW LOCATED. ALSO: COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF LOT 42, EAGLE BAY SURVEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 31, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE, A DISTANCE OF 613.94 FEET TO THE SE CORNER OF THE N 1/2 OF SAID LOT 42; THENCE RUN WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE N 1/2 OF SAID LOT 42, A DISTANCE OF 421.9 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 78 AS NOW LOCATED, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE N 1/2 OF SAID LOT 42 A DISTANCE OF 23 FEET TO THE POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF OLD STATE ROAD 78; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF OLD STATE ROAD 78 TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 78 AS NOW LOCATED; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 78 AS NOW LOCATED TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 1-19-38-35-0A00-00013-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CR INVESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 26th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417325 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000137 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-11, Plaintiff, VS. PAT LONG; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAT LONG; 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); FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PAT LONG; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAT LONG; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Whose residence(s) is/are: 325 NORTH EAST 342ND TRAIL OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 3, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 15 THROUGH 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 11th day of June, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, ame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou pare nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 419875 ON 6/15,22,2012 Public Notice 21 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission of cials report alligator attacks sent two men to the hospital earlier this week. A Gainesville man was bitten by an alligator Monday, June 11, as he was swimming. James Albert Wimmer, 52, was in a small creek off SE 16th Avenue in Gainesville at 4:30 p.m., when a 9-foot-7-inch alligator bit his right shoulder, left forearm and his back, according to FWC of cers. Two men from a nearby camp, Richard Humphrey and J.C. Goodwin, heard Wimmer calling for help and went to assist. Wimmer was able to escape from the alligator with Goodwin's aid. Both men returned to shore. Humphrey called for emergency services. Alachua EMS transported Wimmer to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for treatment. The State Nuisance Alligator Program issued a permit for a local alligator trapper to remove the animal. The trapper was able to catch and dispatch the alligator by 8 p.m. The animal was taken to the Gainesville Wildlife laboratory. The FWC is investigating the incident. On Tuesday, June 12, there was another alligator bite incident, this time in Collier County. According to FWC reports, Wally Weatherholt, 63, of Naples was captaining an airboat tour when a 9-foot alligator bit off his left hand. While the injured man was transported to the hospital, FWC of cials found and euthanized the alligator, and recovered the severed hand, which was transported to the hospital in the hopes that doctors might be able to reattach it. At a press conference on Wednesday, FWC spokesperon Jorge Pino said witness accounts indicate that Weatherholt may have been feeding the alligator prior to the attack. He said it is illegal to feed, touch or harass an alligator. Since the FWC began keeping records in 1948, alligators have been responsible for the deaths of 22 people in Florida. The records show 335 documented alligator bite cases reported since 1948. Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD094 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2613 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: COMMENCING AT THE SE CORNER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, AND RUN NORTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 14 A DISTANCE OF 1185.70 FEET; THEN RUN WEST A DISTANCE OF 120.16 FEET TO THE CENTER OF A ROAD; THEN RUN NORTH ALONG THE CENTER OF SAID ROAD A DISTANCE OF 700 FEET FOR P.O.B.; FROM P.O.B. CONTINUE NORTH ALONG THE CENTER OF SAID ROAD A DISTANCE OF 140 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 70; THEN RUN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 70 A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 14; THEN RUN SOUTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 14 A DISTANCE OF 175.75 FEET; THEN RUN WEST A DISTANCE OF 120.16 FEET TO THE P.O.B. SUBJECT HOWEVER, TO A COMMON EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 17.5 FEET THEREOF. ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOTS 1, 2 AND 3 OF DEBBIE PARK, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SE1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY THEREOF DATED AUGUST 1, 1969 PREPARED BY LEON H. WILLIS, COUNTY SURVEYOR. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: COMMENCING AT THE SE CORNER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, RUN NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 14 A DISTANCE OF 1185.70 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 14 A DISTANCE OF 700 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN WEST A DISTANCE OF 120.16 FEET TO THE CENTER OF A ROAD; THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG THE CENTER OF SAID ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST A DISTANCE OF 120.16 FEET TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 14; THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG SAID SECTION LINE A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SUBJECT HOWEVER, TO A COMMON EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 17.5 FEET THEREOF. ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOT 3 OF DEBBIE PARK, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SE1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY DATED AUGUST 1, 1969 BY LEON WILLIS, COUNTY SURVEYOR. LESS LAND TO FDOT IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 356, PAGE 1604, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 1-14-37-35-0A00-00033-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: WALLACE W NORTON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of July, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 417606 ON 6/1,8,15,22/2012 22 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Teresa Chandler2012 GRAD Night most spiritedTeresa Chandler, co-chair of the GRAD Night event presented a certi cate for the "Most Spirited Volunteer" to Courtney Moyett. Courtney was the greeter at the door and said "congratulations" over 300 times! Great job Courtney! Crossword Puzzle Two alligator attacks reported this week ACROSS 1 Rigged support 5 Curve of a cabriole leg 9 Sheet of stamps 13 So thats how its going to beŽ 14 Anago and unagi 15 An amulet may ward it off, purportedly 16 Move from Crystal to Caesars? 19 Danish poker star Gus 20 Curling surface 21 Texters Heavens!Ž 23 Oscar night figure 24 Small, vocal bird 26 __ market 27 Cliff, Carlos and Derrek of baseball 28 Antelope of questionable virtue? 30 Mag wheels? 31 Pound output 32 Has a powerful desire (for) 33 Another regulation, sorry to sayŽ? 36 Gait between walk and canter 39 Wine Train valley 40 MoveOn.org, e.g.: Abbr. 43 Greengrocers grab bags? 46 Hole maker 47 Mongol sovereign 48 Trap, in a way 49 CheersŽ waitress 50 Sixth rock from the sun: Abbr. 51 Rye go-with 52 Repartee 53 1997 Kevin Spacey film, and a hint to this puzzles theme 57 Lowdown 58 ExodusŽ novelist 59 Compass __ 60 Riding 61 Took off 62 Dot and Flik, in A Bugs LifeŽ DOWN 1 GleeŽ star Lea __ 2 Embarrassed 3 Medium settings 4 Time indicators of a sort 5 Gung-ho 6 Rebirth prefix 7 The SilmarillionŽ being 8 Uses binoculars, say 9 Athlete dubbed O Rei do FutebolŽ 10 Gardner of MayerlingŽ 11 French president Sarkozy 12 Gold or silver 17 Hmm ...Ž 18 Embarrassing marks 22 Roams 24 Troubles 25 Jennifer Crusies genre 26 Obstacle for Santa? 28 Mauna __ 29 2004 Anne Hathaway title role 31 Responded in court 33 King of comedy 34 Shed tool 35 Adds to 36 Sets a price 37 Jackson dubbed Queen of GospelŽ 38 Sticking out 40 Helping 41 In any case 42 River to Boston Harbor 44 Seven-time N.L. batting champ Musial 45 Two or three bags of groceries, say 46 Transforming syllable 49 Lockup 51 Stud alternative 52 As good as it gets 54 Corp. exec 55 Fury 56 Whats the __?Ž By Annemarie Brethauer (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 02/25/11 02/25/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com DEC set to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will be having their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 21 beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of Beef O'Brady's. Any interested Democrats are encouraged to attend.

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Waste Management’s Okeechobee Landll wildlife area is the new home for two barn owls and one Antigua bird cared for by A rnold’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Sue Arnold and her staff released the otters with assistance from Okeechobee Land ll District Manager Tony Bishop and Community Relations Representative Teresa Chandler. “The release of these animals is an exciting scene and it was a pleasure to see them ee to their natural habitats,” said Tony Bishop. They acclimated to their surroundings in minutes and seemed to be delighted to be running free.” Okeechobee Land ll is a registered Wildlife Habitat Council site. Waste Management provides 241 acres of managed foraging habitat for sandhill cranes, 47 acres of vegetative for gopher tortoises and 400 acres of uplands managed by cattle grazing and mowing for Florida sandhill crane foraging. The property is home to several threatened, endangered and species of concern including Peregrine Falcons, American kestrels, Bald Eagles, Wood storks, Eastern Indigo snakes, Crested caracas, Gopher tortoises, Sherman fox squirrels and Florida pine snakes. Arnold’s Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. works closely with Waste Management to provide habitats for rehabilitated animals. Owner Sue Arnold has been through extensive training and is certi ed to care for injured and abandoned wild animals. The facility rehabs over 1,000 animals every year. Arnold’s Wildlife is a non-pro t 501(C) 3, which solely depends on private donations to operate. For more information on Waste Management’s Wildlife project, call Teresa Chandler, Waste Management Community Relations at 863-357-0824 x224. For more information on Arnold’s Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc., please call Sue Arnold at 863-634-6804. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The two Okeechobee all star teams played hard but were unable to overcome a talented Sebring squad at the District 8 Dixie Y outh AA Tournament held last weekend at the Durrah Martin Complex in Avon Park. The National League All-stars lost to Avon Park 14-5 and to the Okeechobee American squad 15-3 in their two games at the tournament. The league included a pitching machine format where the teams play defense and offense and learn more about the game. The American League All-Stars were able to defeat Avon Park 15-3 and lost to Sebring 14-3 but quali ed for the championship game on Sunday where they fell to Sebring 10-1. Both losses to Sebring were closer than the score indicated. Okeechobee led 2-0 in the rst game, and trailed only 2-1 in the fth inning of the second game before falling to Sebring. Assistant Coach Dale Hardy said the team played hard but came up against a Sebring team that has played for a long time together. The American League team was coached by Shawn Crews. All of the players were seven and eight years of age. Team members included Braison Crews, Ramone Baker, Joseph DeBree, Adam Mowery, Jordan Bobrowski, Landon Craig, Jacob Hardy, Dakoya Nunez, Emery Coleman, Joshua Jenkins, Colton McPeak and Blake Joyner. The National League team was coached by Trey Sizemore. Players included Caleb Kennelley, Wake Sizemore, Dylan Jacobs, Tanner Hansen, Elijah Busbin, Xavier Hernandez, Mason Diefenbach, Vincent Fennell, Enoch Busbin, Cole Clemons, David Bayless and Charlie Collier. Sebring advanced to the State Tournament in Marianna in July. OCRA AA teams fall in Sebring 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 24 Okeechobee News June 15, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News It didn’t take long for Okeechobee school of cials to nd a new softball coach. It turns out the coach was right there on campus. Heather Gillis, a former assistant coach at the school for ve years, was introduced as the new softball coach Wednesday afternoon by OHS administration. Principal Toni Wiersma said she was thrilled because Gillis brings collegiate experience, a record of success at the high school level, and other qualities. “I looked for someone to continue the excellent program and she is the one for the job. I wanted the best person possible,” she said. Gillis graduated from the University of Indiana and played Division I softball for four y ears. She has six years of coaching experience having rst coached at Bloomington North High School in Indiana before coming to Okeechobee. She grew up in California. Credibility from having college experience was very important to the OHS administration. “This is a dream job for me,” Gillis stated. “I’ve missed the sport. I enjoy every minute of it.” She remains a guidance counselor at OHS. She served as pitching coach under Kim Hargraves and was praised for her knowledge there. That will be important as the school looks to groom a replacement for all state pitcher Sam Harrell who just graduated. “I think it’ll be a challenge but it’s exciting at the same time. I think I have a lot to offer. There are parts of the job to be nervous about, but I look forward to the job,” she explained. Gillis had been Athletic Director for a time and knows the policies, FHSAA rules, and the paperwork that goes along with the job. She also has experience with fund raisers and managing funds. She thanked Coach Hargraves and Coach Tim Gillis for their support over the years. She plans to appoint her husband Scooter, Eric Kendall, and perhaps Kelly Smiley as her assistant coaches. Her goal won’t only be to win a state title and continue the winning tradition of Okeechobee High School, but to build ne young women who are a credit to the community. “My expectations are very high and not just about wins and losses,” she said. “I will emphasize character building, and develop future citizens.” Gillis also expects the community response to be basically positive. She said the community has always been supportive and she expects that to continue. “We have a lot of young kids and a lot of learning needs to be done. The girls seem to be excited and passionate about what they are doing,” she added. Athletic Director Kenny Buckner said he was excited that Gillis decided to get involved in softball again because she had been very good in the past and had a lot of knowledge about pitching. He said the search only lasted one week but only started after Christin a Bragman resigned last Monday. “We knew obviously what Heather could do and that put her above everybody else,” he added. Gillis lives in Okeechobee with her husband Tim Scooter Gillis and her son, Macklin Gillis. Gillis is named new OHS softball team coach Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(Front row, left to right) Kenny Buckner, Athletic Director at OHS, is pictured with new softball coach Heather Gillis, and OHS Principal Toni Wiersma. In the back are Dylan Tedders, assistant principal at OHS. The Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation Department is hosting Okeechobee Summer Games to celebrate this year’s Olympics. It will consist of several tentative events including relay swim, basketball shootout, tug-a-war, obstacle course, table tennis, and more. Teams will register up to 15 people to compete in Olympicstyle games to win bronze, silver and gold medals. Competition will be held Saturday, July 28 at the Sports Complex and Aug. 11, at the Ag Center. There is a junior division (ages 14-17) and adult division (18 & up). It is $150 to participate per team. Organizers are seeking participants who would enjoy and appreciate these games. Get a group of people together, nd a sponsor and show some Okeechobee pride. If you can’t nd a sponsor, it’s just $10 per person. If an agency/team registers both an adult and junior team, you’ll receive a $25 discount. There will be an informational meeting Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center. If you want to get involved, your group can run an event during competition day and display a sign at no charge. You simply help set up and run your event. Organizers will take care of everything else. If a group would like to run a concession booth at the Ag Center on Aug. 11, they can for a small fee. Registration is June 18-July 13, at the Parks & Rec. Of ce in the Sports Complex. Call 863-763-6950 for more details. Parks and Rec celebrates summer with Okeechobee’s own ‘Olympics’

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2012 PERFORMING A RTS Blackbeard the PirateFORT PIERCE—The Sunrise Theatre and Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “Blackbeard the Pirate” on June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Sunrise Theatre, 117 South Second Street Fort Pierce. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775. J a z z J a m s Jazz JamsFORT PIERCE—The beautifully restored, 1,200seat Sunrise Theatre, located in historic downtown Fort Pierce at 117 South Second Street, presents national touring musical and comedy acts, Broadway shows, ballet and opera companies with full orchestras. Also located within the theatre complex is the 220-seat Black Box Theatre, a state-of-the-art venue o ering a variety of national, regional and local programming. The Black Box is home to the Ft. Pierce Jazz and Blues Society’s Jazz Jams every Tuesday night. For more information, call the box o ce at 772-461-4775.The Brand New KidWEST PALM BEACH—The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach will present “The Brand New Kid,” adapted by Michael Friedman and Melanie Marnich from the children’s book by Katie Couric, June 19-22. The play is a kids’ musical about being di erent and overcoming teasing through the power of acceptance and friendship. Lazlo S. Gasky has just moved to the United States to start his rst day of second grade – where he nds himself the target of the other kids’ teasing. But when popular Ellie McSnelly decides to take a chance on him, all the kids learn that our di erences are what make us great. For more information, call the box o ce at 561-832-7469 or 800572-8471.Divorce Party, the MusicalWEST PALM BEACh—The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach will present “Divorce Party, the Musical” July 10-Aug. 19. Still reeling from her divorce, Linda is rescued by her three friends who h ave come to turn her despair into a weekend of hilarity. Using popular songs with clever new lyrics, the ladies sing and dance their way through the wildest divorce party ever. From the producer who brought you the o Broadway hit Menopause the Musical, it’s the ultimate Girls’ Night Out, coupled with a healthy dose of comic mayhem and a touch of “naughty.” For more information, call the box o ce at 561-8327469 or 800-572-8471.ShowtuneBOCA RATON—Florida Atlantic University’s University Theatre will present “Showtune,” June 22-July 21. Showtune is a popular O -Broadway musical revue celebrating the words and music of Broadway composer Jerry Herman. Songs featured in Showtune come from the Herman Broadway musicals: Milk and Honey (1961), Hello, Dolly! (1964), Mame (1966), Dear World (1969), Mack & Mabel (1974), The Grand Tour (1979), A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (1980) and La Cage aux Folles (1983). For more information, call 1-800-564-9539.Salute to the Spirit of AmericaBOCA RATON—The Carole & Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton, will host the Klezmer Company Orestra’s Salute to the Spirit of America, on June 24 at 3 p.m. Maestro Aaron Kula conducts the 60-piece KCO in a concert of beloved American classics including music from Copland’s popular ballet “Rodeo,” Bernstein’s “A Musical Toast”; and Tchaikovsky’s rousing “1812 Overture.” Guest vocalist Daniel Cochran will sing Copland’s “Old American Songs” and “Singin’ in the Rain” from the original lm score. This year marks the seventh KCO Spirit of America concert celebrating FAU Libraries’ Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spiri t of America Collection. For more information, call 800-564-9539. Gulf Coast SymphonyFORT MYERS—The Gulf Coast Symphon y Youth Concert Series will present “Happy Birthday America” on June 24. The event opens at 1 p.m. The concert starts at 2 p.m., at the Barbara Mann Performing Arts Hall at Edison State College, 13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919. For more information, call 800-440-7469 or 239-481-4849.Love’s Labour’s Lost BOCA RATON—Florida Atlantic University’s University Theatre will present “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” June 29-July 21. William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost is considered his most intelligent and elevated comedy. In this upbeat and funny story, four young men resolve to give up wine, women and song. With the arrival of a princess from Paris and her entourage in Key West, however, each o f the young men’s resolve is tested. While each tries to hide their infatuations from each other, in the end their trysts are too hard to keep quiet. The pla y ends as they are all revealed and join in a gigantic celebration and dance. For more information, call 1-800-564-9539. Plays, concerts, dancing and more ... Clewiston Museum has Historical Eco ToursCLEWISTON—The Clewiston Museum o ers a Historical Eco-Tour. The trip starts with a morning at South Florida Water Management District’s fabulous “Stormwater Treatment Area 5,” a popular birding destination in Florida. The wonderful morning of birding is followed by a relaxing lunch at the scenic, Roland Martin Marina in Clewiston. After lunch, the tour will travel on top of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s “Herbert Hoover Dike” for eight miles. Along the way, the tour guide will give an historical interpretation of Lake Okeechobee. The trip ends with a visit to the Clewiston Museum, which provides great exhibits on the area’s history. For information, call 863-983-2870 or clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.com.IRSC Art Gallery openFORT PIERCE—Indian River State College’s Art Gallery, L Building, Room 117, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery promotes understanding the Visual Arts through a diverse schedule and workshops by professional artists. This allows students to gain practical experience from those contemporary artists who are successful in their profession. The Gallery seeks to showcase a breadth of artworks from student work to the most innovative artists working in today’s environment. Currently each year IRSC’s gallery has four professional shows, one national level competitive show, two student shows and a very popular all IRSC faculty show. For more information, call the gallery manager at 772-462-7824.Day of the Cowboy celebratedOKEECHOBEE—Okeechobee Main Street is currently seeking sponsorships and vendors for the National Day of the American Cowboy. This festival will held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center on July 27 and 28 in conjunction with the Cattlemen’s Association Ranch Rodeo. Please call 863-3576246 for more information.Redeem The Shadows fundraiserSTUART—Put your party shoes on and get ready to dance for a great cause! On Friday, June 15, Fred Astaire Dance Studio is hosting a grand opening party and fundraiser to bene t Redeem The Shadows, a local nonpro t dedicated to ending human tra cking in the United States. Festivities include a beginners dance class followed by a professional show, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres provided by Pei Wei and Kazu Japanese Restaurant, and wine. Join the fun at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 2147 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, Fla. from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per person to be paid at the door. Call the studio at 772-678-7368 or Rachol at 772-285-9923 for more information. Artists for a Cause eventSTUART—Terry Barber, Executive Director of Artists for a Cause, has announced a four-part fundraising series called “Party Like A Rockstar” which will be held at the StarStruck Performing Arts Center, 2101 S. Kanner Highway, in Stuart. The premiere event of the series, on Saturday, July 14, is Beatles night featuring McCartney Mania, a Beatles cover band. For additional information call 772-419-8778 Area special events and celebrations planned ...

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The casino will award the roadconquering Winnebago on Saturday, J une 30. Win your share of $20,000 cash during the Lucky Puck Hot Seats. Get the puck in and win! Come grab your seat and play y our favorite slots each Thursday for your chance at scoring some serious cash. The fun is always at full-tilt on Free Play Fridays! Now you can earn 2X as many points and use them on the same day. Earn Free Play Vouchers for every 250 base points and redeem them for posted value up to $200 in Free Play every Friday in June. Plus, unredeemed vouchers are eligible for cash prize drawings on Friday, June 29. On Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, v isitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Player’s Club members. Not a member? It’s free to join, so sign up today. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m. See the Player’s Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405, slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo seats, a full service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern airconditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big-city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road (SR 721) in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-4679998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com. Win a Winnebago at Seminole Casino Brighton on June 30 By Anne CoffeyMOORE HAVEN—The old Moore Haven Hotel, built in 1916, overlooking the Three Mile Canal, now known as the Caloosahatchee River at Ave. K and Riverside Drive, has always been known as one of the most signi cant buildings in Moore Haven’s history. One of the town’s founders, James Moore, commissioned it hiring Frederick Gram’s business partner, Marion F. George as the general contractor. The original design was quite elaborate but no one knows whether economic conditions or a desire to stay within the somewhat established vernacular conv inced them to keep it simple. The spacious building constructed of all wood took up one city block. It consisted of a central block covered by a front gable roof, anked by two wings w ith low-pitched roofs. It was built as a wide, two-story frame structure with horizontal wood siding and imposing twin stunted turrets. Traveling by packet boat and steamers, scores of travelers returned many times to view the meandering river and enjoy the hospitality of three separate owners, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Edwards, Mrs. Katie King and her daughter, Mrs. Albertina Stroup. In 1919 it was sold to South Florida Farms and next leased to Mrs. M.I. Brassell and her daughter, Mrs. Olin Dayton, until 1919 when it was bought be J.R. Randle, owner of the posh Leon Hotel in Tallahassee. A 27-room annex was built onto the hotel and the newspaper, Jacksonville Times Union reported that it had 24 rooms with private baths. Historic photos show much damage to the building after the 1926 hurricane. Older local folks swear that the building moved 15 ft. from its original location during this tragic event. The two turrets that served as markers for the hotel collapsed in 1938 during a party and were never replaced. Although the hotel has been altered too many times and is now 40 ft. shorter than it started, it remains an imposing structure. The interior has been beautifully remodeled and the second oor has four comfortable apartments. On the exterior the full-width front porch remains, with a modern swimming pool and an elegant fountain graces the front lawn. Hotel important to Glades County history

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Florida’s south central areas such as Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry and western Palm Beach counties played an important role in Florida’s pioneer past. Many of these old buildings are still in use. For those interested in local history, there is plenty to see.Okeechobee County• Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 Northwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee, w as constructed in 1926. This Mediterranean-Revival style Courthouse now holds county o ces. It was designed by architect George Gaynor Hyde of Miami. Due to the collapse of the Florida Land Boom during its construction, a central dome that was originally planned was never built. After the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane, its hallways were used as a temporary morgue. In 1989, the Okeechobee County Courthouse was listed in A Guide to Florida’s Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press. • Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. 3rd A ve., was built in 1926 at the height of the Florida Real Estate boom. It continues to house Okeechobee City o ces. • The Freedman-Raulerson House, 600 S. Parrott Avenue (photo below) is a two-story, eight-room house built in 1923 as a family home by Abraham and Maud Freedman. It was later owned by the Raulerson family. This mission/ Spanish rev ival building was added to the National Historic Register in 1985. • The Battle of Okeechobee Battle eld site, four miles southwest of Okeechobee on U.S. 441 is being developed as part of the Florida Parks System. Currently, the battle eld is only open to the public during the annual Battle of Okeechobee ReEnactment, which is held every February. The battle eld was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. • Okeechobee Livestock Market, (photo below) 1055 Hwy. 98 N., was built in 1937. As Florida’s largest livestock market, it re ects the importance of the cattle industry to the region.Glades County• The Red Barn, (photo above) three miles west of County Road 721 on County Road 721 A. The Red Barn was built 1941 with help from the Civilian Conservation Corps to serve the Seminole cattle business. It has a dirt oor and rests on a concrete block foundation. Its roof was replaced in 2005 as a result of a hurricane. In 2008 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. • The Westergaard House, 270 Avenue L, Moore Haven (photo at right), was the home of Glades County’s rst pharmacist, Pieter Westergaard. It has been preserved by the Glades County Historical Society. • The Glades County Court House, 500 Avenue J. in Moore Haven, was built in 1938 in the classical revival style. It was designed by Georgia-born American architect Edward Columbus Hosford, who is noted for the courthouses and other buildings that he designed in Florida, Georgia and Texas. In 1989, the Glades County Courthouse was listed in, A Guide to Florida’s Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press. • The Donnie Lundy Hardware Store is part of the historic downtown business district. • The old Moore Haven Hotel, (photo above) overlooking the Caloosahatchee River, was built in 1916. James A. Moore who founded the town of Moore Haven that same year, was a prominent hotel owner. • Ortona Indian Mound Park, 1800 Chiaha Road S.W. in Ortona, contains prehistoric Indian canals and the remnants of historic Indian mounds. The area was once called Chiaha, which means “high ground.”Hendry County• The Caldwell Home, also known as the Myer General Store, 160 Curry St. in LaBelle, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. • The Forrey Building and Annex, (photo at right) 280 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. A downtown historic marker explains: “In 1895, prominent landowner and cattleman Captain Francis A. Hendry (1833-1917) platted a townsite at LaBelle, which was rst settled as a center for cattle and citrus industries. A post o ce, general store, school, and a church were eventually built, and LaBelle became the rst town and commercial center in what became Hendry County. Although Hendry is credited with settling LaBelle, E.E. Goodno (1858-1936), who purchased Hendry’s former land holdings in 1903 and nanced many of the town’s rst improvements, is recognized as the “Father of LaBelle.” LaBelle’s historic business district extends along and near Bridge Street from the Caloosahatchee River south to Hickpochee Avenue. At one time, both sides of the street were lined with commercial establishments, some of which featured living accommodations on the second oor. Sadly, many early downtown buildings were destroyed in a 1928 re, but some have surviv ed, including the Poole Store (1911), First Bank of LaBelle (1925), the Royal Poinciana/Newcomb Bakery (19111912 – one of the buildings constructed for both commercial and residential use). The Downtown LaBelle Historic District is listed on the National Registe r of Historic Places.” • The Hendry County Courthouse, a t the junction of Bridge Street and Hickpochee Avenue in LaBelle, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. The courthouse was built in 1926. It was designed in the Mediterranean Revival-Mission Revival styles b y architect Edward Columbus Hosford. Historic places are plentiful in Lake Okeechobee area 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2012 See HISTORY — Page 5

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• The Captain Francis A. Hendry House, (photo above) 512 Fraser St. in LaBelle, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. Built in 1914 by Captain Hendry, who platted LaBelle in 1895 and for whom Hendry County is named, it is an excellent and wonderfully preserved piece of old Florida history and architecture of its period. • The Historic Fort Denaud Bridge, (photo above by Waddy Thompson) SR 78 and Fort Denaud Road near LaBelle, is one of the few remaining swing bridges in Florida. The existing bridge, moved to its current location in 1963, replaced a bridge that had been condemned and removed in the early 1960s. It is named for Pierre Denaud, a French Canadian trapper who trapped, hunted and traded in the area during the 1830s. • The Clewiston Inn, 108 Royal Palm A venue (U.S. 27) in Clewiston, (photo above) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The Inn w as constructed in 1938. It was built in the Colonial-Revival style. The Inn is also famous for the Everglades Lounge w ith its unique wrap-around original mural completed in 1945, showcasing the unique ecology of the Everglades. • The Dixie Crystal Theatre, also known as the Clewiston Theater, (photo at right) 100 E. Sugarland Highway in Clewiston, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The building is an example of the Art Deco architectural style that was popular in the 1930s. • The Captain E. Deane Du House, 151 W. Del Monte Avenue in Clewiston, (photo above) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. • The Executive House, 125 W. Del Monte Avenue in Clewiston (photo above) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. • The Scharnberg House, 325 Del Monte Avenue in Clewiston, (photo above) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. • Clewiston Historic Schools, (photo at right) 325 E. Circle Drive and 4765 E. Osceola Avenue in Clewiston, were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.Western Palm Beach County • Big Mound City, a prehistoric burial mound, in Canal Point was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. • Pahokee High School, 360 Main Street, Pahokee, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. • Pahokee Women’s Club, S. Lake Drive in Pahokee, was built around 1939. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1200 E. Main Street in Pahokee, (photo above) was built in 1933 as a mission church of St. Ann’s in West Palm Beach. The church contains 100-year-old pews and stained glass donated from St. Ann’s during the depression. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. • The Hurricane Memorial in front o f the Belle Glade Library, 530 South Main Street in Belle Glade (photo above), was sculpted by Ferenc Varga in memory o f the nearly 2,000 people who lost thei r lives in the Sept, 16, 1928 hurricane, when the dike on the souther end o f Lake Okeechobee g ave way. The inscription on the base reads: “Belle Glade 1928 This statue is to honor the early Glades pioneers and the more than two thousand persons who lost their lives in the disasterous 1928 Hurricane.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2012 HISTORYContinued From Page 4

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A series of murals in downtown Okeechobee celebrate art as well as local history.The rst historic mural in Okeechobee was spearheaded by the Okeechobee Historical Society and was painted on the north side of what is now the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Gymnasium. This mural was created in 1996 on the centennial anniversary of the rst permanent settlers in what is now Okeechobee, Florida. The mural, painted by John Gutcher. depicts the arrival in 1896 of the Peter and Louisiana Chandler Raulerson family from the Basinger area. The center cameo of the mural shows their log house built three years later. Also depicted is a typical Seminole village of the time including pictures of the eight Seminole clan symbols: toad, snake, otter, bear, deer, panther, bird, and wind. Following the success and popularity of this historic mural project, another Okeechobee community organization, Okeechobee Main Street, decided to sponsor more murals in the Okeechobee area. In 2006, Okeechobee Main Street organized their rst mural project which depicts a cattle drive from 1937. This mural is on the Williams Building, which currently houses the Sprint store, 204 N. Parrott Avenue (U.S. 441 N) in Okeechobee. Before work started on the mural, OKMS hosted an art contest and invited y oung artists to compete for a chance to help paint the mural, supervised by professional artists. These young people also served as the models for the crowd of y oungsters who are shown in the mural. The mural depicts young Haynes Williams riding his pony on the cattle drive through the town of Okeechobee. Nine y ear old Haynes was allowed to accompany his father, Zibe King Williams, and grandfather, Fitz Williams, on a three w eek long trip starting from Highlands County, passing through Okeechobee and ending at Allapattah Flats (now Palm City). The mural is a collage of images showing this memorable trip. A storm lights up the sky to reveal a representation of the City of Okeechobee. The cattle appear to jump out of the storm. The large lasso draws the viewer’s attention to the gures standing in front of a movie theater. This theater was in the center of downtown and spectators could emerge from the theater and watch the cattle drive. These faces represent the young artists and their art director, who all painted the mural. These artists painted more than a building, they painted history and in doing so became history themselves as the artists who painted the rst Okeechobee Main Street Mural. Peek around the east corner of the mural and you will see Fitz Williams, smoking his favorite pipe, and looking over the cattle on his land, 101 Ranch. The mural was sponsored by Haynes & Susan Williams. Bridgette Waldau designed the mural and was art director for the project. Artists were Bridgette Waldau, Fawn McNeil Barr, Maureen Burroughs, T.J. Condon and Jillian Warren. Junior artists included Lindsay Crum, Rocky Huddleston, Taneisha Mitchell, Rachel Muros, Brianna Skye Nunez, Jack Radebaugh, Hannah Sadler, Donny Sheldon, Nick Valcaniant, & Gabrielle Velie. In 2007, the second mural in the OKMS project was completed, honoring the arrival of the railroad. The Florida East Coast Railway was completed and the rst train arrived in Okeechobee in 1915. With the completion of the ice plant in 1918, shipment of perishable goods to the northern markets was now possible and Okeechobee ourished. The major products were cat sh from Lake Okeechobee, turpentine and timber from the pine woods, and fresh produce including citrus. In addition, cattle could now be marketed to distant points with ease and were loaded from holding pens just west of town. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2012 Okeechobee County murals honor area history Courtesy photoThis historical mural was sponsored by Okeechobee Historical Society and major contributors Barnett Bank of Lake Okeechobee, Big Lake National Bank, Florida Power and Light Corporation, Okeechobee County School Board, Seminole Tribe of Florida, SunTrust Bank of Okeechobee. A young Haynes Williams is shown riding his pony in the cattle drive mural on the Sprint store on Parrott Avenue in Okeechobee. The young artists who helped paint the mural were the subjects for the portion of the mural depicting a group of children. See MURALS — Page 7

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2012 This mural in downtown Okeechobee celebrates the arrival of the railway in 1915. The mural is located on the S.W. corner of SE Park Street. and S. Parrott Avenue in Okeechobee. Katy Scott was the artist. In 2008, OKMS hosted a third mural project, this time honoring Okeechobee’s rst telephone company. Shown in the mural are the rst telephone installer T.A. Sizemore and the rst telephone operator, Byrd Sizemore. The mural was created by Matt Budjinski. The mural can be found at 115 S. Parrott Avenue in Okeechobee. OKMS latest mural project is planned to be unveiled this month. Old bank building mural dedication is planned for June 21 at 5:30 p.m. The bank building will feature a series of murals on the areas where the building’s windows and doors should be. Viewers will h ave the impression of looking through the windows or glass doors to see the history inside. Originally constructed in 1923, the Bank Building has sat vacant for many years on the north side of State Road 70, with worn plywood covering it’s once shining glass windows. On June 21, the old Bank Building will shine again. With murals in each window and door, the building will again look alive and vibrant as images from 1930 through the 1950s can be seen from across the street and down the road. The dedication will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at approximately 6:30 p.m. while guests and visitors are treated with remembrances from the past. Gil and Marie Culbreth are the project sponsors. The artist is Joseph Steiert. MURALSContinued From Page 6 This mural honors Okeechobee’s rst telephone company. Conch Stomp BandCome listen to the Conch Stomp Band play a variety of bluegrass songs at the John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach, on July 8 from 2 to4 p.m. The concert is free with park admission. For more information, call 561-624-6950.Untold Riches BluegrassJohn D. MacArthur Beach State Park, located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach, will host Nathan Rich and Untold Riches Bluegrass at the park’s amphitheater on July 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. The concert is free with park admission. For more information, call 561-624-6950.A Photographer’s ViewLearn about perspectives on photography through the eyes of locally renowned artists Bruce Bain and Durga Garcia in a special photography class at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program costs $25 and includes park entry, class instruction, a guided tour and refreshments. The park is on U.S. 1. From I95take Exit 96 and go east on Bridge Road to US 1. Turn right (south) on US 1. Jonathan Dickinson is 3 miles on your right. To register for the class, or for more information, call 561-745-5551.4th of July Firecracker 5KHighlands Hammock State Park will host the 18th annual 4th of July Firecracker 5K race on Wednesday, July 4, at 7:30 a.m. Plaques will be awarded for overall, master and grand master male and female winners. There will be age group awards in 5 year age divisions, technical T shirts and ice-cold watermelon for runners. Shirts guaranteed only to the rst 200 entrants. Highlands Hammock State Park is located o US 27 on SR 634 (also known as Hammock Road), four miles west of Sebring. For information, call 863-385-4736 or email cbrojek@comcast.net. State parks plan special events Around the corner from the mural depicting a cattle drive through downtown Okeechobee, visitors can nd a ranch scene with Fitz Williams, smoking his favorite pipe, and looking overseeing the cattle on his land, 101 Ranch.

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Communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee are rich in the area’s pioneer history. This is evident in the many museums and historic buildings. In some cases, the museums are historic buildings.LaBelle Heritage Museum’s new location, 360 N. Bridge Street, is itself a LaBelle historical treasure, the old Poole Store, built in 1911. The museum focuses attention on the people and the times that built LaBelle. One of the museum’s prize artifacts is the historic Warren Steam Engine from the commuter boat Navette, once owned by J.P. Morgan and eventually sunk from disrepair into an old section of the Caloosahatchee River. Also on the rst oor, take in the fossil and nature area, featuring ancient bones, many of which were discovered in the LaBelle area. Partway encircling the fossil room, local artist Meredith Marcum is gradually completing a mural depicting scenes from a prehistoric LaBelle. An ADA ramp makes it easy for anyone to move from the parking lot into the building and plans are being made to put in an elevator to the second oor. Upstairs, the visitor will soon be able to enjoy traveling history exhibits as well as do research on local history using historical documents and old newspapers such as the Caloohathee Current and the Henry County News. An activity room for kids will help ensure that the importance of LaBelle’s past remains part of the younger generation’s consciousness. The newly relocated LaBelle Heritage Museum is the repository for the community’s collective history, o ering a unique and fascinating look into the past in a charming new setting. It’s the place to go for a new perspective on old LaBelle. The Okeechobee Historical Society Museum is also housed in a building that is of historical value. It resides in the historic Tantie Schoolhouse, built in 1909. The Tantie School was built in 1909, eight years before Okeechobee County was formed. It was originally located at what is now the corner of Southwest 5th Street and South Parrott Ave. and was designated School #14 by St. Lucie County. This area was rst called “The Bend.” In 1902, the settlement was named Tantie for teacher Tantie Huckaby. Tantie was renamed Okeechobee in 1911. By the fall of 1915, the school became so crowded, a tent had to be set up for the over ow. In 1916, construction began on the new two-story brick school. The old school became a private residence and was occupied until 1976, when the Watts family sold it to the Okeechobee Historical Society. The building was moved to its current location, 1850 U.S. Hwy. 98. The school house and museum are open to visitors on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and other times upon request. For more information, call 863)763-4344. Guided tours are available by appointment. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum, 34725 West Boundary Road, Clewiston, is located on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Four main galleries explore various aspects of Seminole life and tradition and showcase many items from the museum’s permanent collection. A mile-long raised boardwalk through the cypress swamp, features over 67 types of indigenous Everglades ora and fauna. The museum also includes a living village. Experience rsthand an authentic Seminole Indian Village, where Tribal Elders create sweet grass baskets, beaded necklaces and wood carvings. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum’s various collections exist to serve as the repository for all archival and arti cial items related to the Tribe. The museum collects, preserves, protects and interprets Seminole culture and history inspiring an appreciation and understanding of the Seminole people. For more information, call 863-9021113. The Clewiston Museum is located along U.S. Hwy. 27, in the heart of Clewiston, “America’s Sweetest Town.” The green vintage building dates back to 1928. The building originally housed the Clewiston News. Tours start with the popular fossil collections that reminisce back to the days when prehistoric animals roamed Florida. These tours continue with exhibits of the early Native Americans that inhabited the Lake Okeechobee area and the Seminole people, who came later. The heritage tour of the museum re ects the town’s growth and history through educational videos and an array of displays that include the sugar cane industry, destructive hurricanes of 1926 and 1928 and Riddle Field, a training base for British cadets during World War II. In October, the Clewiston Museum will present “Journey Stories,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibit, through a Florida Humanities Council grant. The exhibit will be on display at the museum starting October 22 thru December. The museum will also be presenting programs on various Florida subjects through ou r speaker series, which entails ve speakers this year. Seminole Heritage Day will be celebrated on April 20th with gues t speakers to commemorate the Seminole people and their culture. The Museum Archives provide information to persons researching the pas t or wishing to take a stroll down memor y lane. It also provides a “Historical Eco Tour” for those who wish to bird and learn about the area’s local ora, faun a and history. The museum is open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fo r more information call 863-983-2870 o r or go to the website, clewistonmuseum. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2012 Museums use historical buildings to bring the past alive The Clewiston Museum on U.S. 27, is in a building that dates back to 1928. Part of the museum is the old newspaper building, the original home of the Clewiston News. The old “Tantie School” now houses the Okeechobee Historical Society Museum. Submitted photos/ Addison AustinThe old Poole dry goods store is now the home of the LaBelle Heritage museum.