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Friday, June 22, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 75 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 11.77 feetLast Year: 9.60 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Special to the Okeechobee NewsBig O bassErnie Johnson took top honors in First Place with sh weighing a total 29.98 lbs. in the Taylor Creek Bass Club June Tournament June 16-17. The tournament launched from Clewiston. The club meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528. Tournaments are held the following weekend. For more on the tournament, see page 24. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Despite the protests and fears, Florida Power and Light is going ahead with its installation of the new digital smart meter on area homes and businesses. The new meter will replace analog meters and is part of the power provider’s investment into smart grid technology aimed at making their service more reliable and ef cient. The new digital meters also make it convenient for customers to go online and monitor their use of electricity. FPL started swapping out the meters in 2009 and, so far, have installed 3.4 million throughout Florida. According to FPL spokesperson Elaine Hinsdale the compan y began installing the new meters in Okeechobee in April and have completed 53 percent of the 22,617 to be installed locally. “Okeechobee will be fully activated by October,” she said in a phone interview Tuesday, June 19. “It takes about three months to install the meters and about another three months of testing.” While the new meters are expected to improve FPL’s service, they are also sparking some controversy. Opponents claim the meters are a health hazard due to the radio frequency emitted by the device; that they are a re hazard; By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News After considerable discussion at their Tuesday, June 19 meeting, the Okeechobee City Council voted to participate in the county’s S.W. 21st Street drainage project. The council voted to pay 50 percent of the match required under the grant up to a maximum of $95,000 without paying any change orders. Turning to other items, the council held the rst reading and set a date of July 17 for the nal public hearings on two ordinances. The rst ordinance extends the current one year moratorium on impact fees for another year from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. According to gures presented by city administrator Brian Whitehall, during the past year, i f impact fees had been in effect the city would have received $8,110 in impact fees from seven projects. During the past year the city collected $70,917 in impact fees for the county. The city received an administrative fee for collecting those impact fees. The second ordinance updated FPL smart meters spark concerns City to help fund drainage projectTropical storm could bring ooding ... Page 4Scholarship night photos inside Program helps homeowners in danger of foreclosure ... Page 8 Free HIV testing ... Page 9 See CITY — Page 5 See SMART — Page 5

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By Melissa YunasFlorida Forest Service As our area transitions into the wet season, the Florida Forest Service increases burning authorizations. There is a brief window in wet season that allow farmers, ranchers, sugarcane farmers and land mangers an opportunity to burn before burn restrictions (due to wild re activity) go into effect. Today the Florida Forest Service, Okeechobee District has authorized 37 authorizations for a total of 9454 acres, 110 piles. A few large authorizations that you should be aware of include: 1. Highlands County, Avon Park Bombing Range; 2. Indian River County, West Fellsmere, South Florida Water Management District; and, 3. Okeechobee County, Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve. The Florida Forest Service provides burn authorizations to land managers, ranchers and sugarcane farmers to burn for the several reasons. Rancher/dairy farmers use prescribed burning to increase the diversity and structure of vegetation to bene t wildlife and maintain livestock production. Ranchers burn during the cold months in order to prepare the land for grazing during the spring and summer months. Farmers burn between crops. Fire burns the stubble of the crop after it has been harvested. The re also enriches the soil and helps combat disease, insects and weeds. The ability of farmers to burn sugarcane is signi cant, burning before harvesting allows more ef cient sugarcane harvesting in the eld and improves sugar quality and recovery in the factory. (No sugarcane burning at this time, it will resume in October when the new cane is ready for harvesting.) Land clearing companies pile the dead vegetation and burn it instead of hauling it. Burning reduces the overall cost to the home builder. Land managers who manage large parcels of land for private landowners, or federal, state and local government agencies use prescribed re to manage their land. The re cleans the forest oor of leaf litter allowing new growth to sprout. (For example: water management, state parks, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and private hunt clubs or conservationists.) Citrus Growers pile burns for pruning and cleaning the orange groves. Burning, as opposed to hauling the debris to land ll, reduces the product cost to the consumer. There are Florida Statues and regulations for every category of burning. The Florida Forest Service is responsible to oversee that these re privileges are not impinging upon other's rights. If any of these res escape, the burner may be held liable for suppression costs and damage to the property of others. There is a certi ed burner program that gives authorizations to individuals who have been trained and certi ed in order that the y may be able to burn under more adverse weather conditions. Since January 2012, the Florida Forest Service, Okeechobee District Authorizations for burning: Martin County: 641 Authorizations, 21,314 acres, 1,877 piles; Saint Lucie County: 434 Authorizations, 4,049 acres, 1,181 piles; Indian River County: 412 Authorizations, 11,928 acres, 609 piles; Okeechobee County: 270 Authorizations, 23,827 acres, 487 piles; Highlands County: 1,042 Authorizations, 42,300 acres, 1,281 piles; and, Glades County: 615 Authorizations, 60,329 acres, 471 piles. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In Memory OfThe passing of our dearest mother, grandmother and friendRegena Susan Long10/09/1957 05/28/2012A memorial is being held, and we would love for anyone who knew her to join us for this special event.Sunday, June 24th, 2012 2pm 4pm Please provide a covered dish and perhaps a memory to share Your presence would be greatly appreciated Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., June 22ND Thurs., June 28THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “BRAVE”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, 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 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 2 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 Today: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph. Chance o f precipitation is 50%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Showers likely and possibl y a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Saturday night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Sunday: Showers likely and possibl y a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 84. South southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Sunday night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a lo w around 76. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Okeechobee Forecast Forest service increases burning authorizations Elder Abuse Awareness DayOkeechobee Senior Services, in cooperation of other Area Agency on Aging organizations in Okeechobee, Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties celebrated World Abuse Elder Awareness Day on Friday, June 15. Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May, right, presented a carnation to Janie Kahn, a client of Okeechobee Senior Services to celebrate the occasion. Assisting the sheriff were, from left, Undersheriff Noel Stephen and Sheila Savage, director of senior services. Carnations+ were also given out to other clients at the senior services center. In addition, clients who receive meals on wheels were given an especially printed card to commemorate the day. Elder abuse, like other forms of violence, is never an acceptable response to any problem or situation. Early intervention and education are the keys to preventing elder abuse. If you know or suspect that a vulnerable adult has been or is being abused, neglected and/or exploited immediately report the information to the abuse hotline at 1-800962-2873. Pet Rescue hosts dog behaviorist, Tibor FeigelDog Training Seminar with Dog behaviorist, Tibor Feigel of ZEN K-9 is returning to the Okeechobee Pet/Rescue shelter by popular demand on July 15, from 1 until 3 p.m. Tibor Feigel lead trainer of Zen-K9 will address owner behavior concerns and behavioral modi cation during a twohour seminar. Tickets are on sale in advance at the Pet/Rescue shelter. Seating is limited. Cost is $25 per person or $45 per family. Those who adopted dogs from the shelter will get a $5 discount. Okeechobee News/ Pete Gawda

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2012 Dodge Ram Longhorn Laramie 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 MSRP $52,560 Okeechobee Dodge Discount $10,655Sales Price $41,905D1402722012 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4x2 MSRP $34,970 Okeechobee Dodge Discount $8,571Sales Price $26,399D5397482012 Dodge Ram Diesel SLT 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 MSRP $56,155 Okeechobee Dodge Discount $10,562Sales Price $45,5932012 Dodge Ram 3500 Longhorn Laramie, Diesel Crew Cab 4x4All the bells & whistles! Diesel Work TruckDiesel Work TruckMSRP $55,690 Okeechobee Dodge Discount $10,175Sales Price $45,515D2231492012 Dodge Ram 3500 Crew Cab 4x4 Cab & Chassis MSRP $47,790 Okeechobee Dodge Discount $8,815Sales Price $38,975D2247452012 Dodge Ram 3500 Crew Cab 4x4 MSRP $47,079 Okeechobee Dodge Discount $9,246Sales Price $37,833D223337 4224 Highway 441 S. Okeechobee www. okeechobeedodgechryslerjeep .com ~ 863-357-0500HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am -7pm Sat. 9am 5pm Closed Sun Jeep Grand Cherokee 2012 Includes All Applicable Incentives. Prices good through 6/26/2012 All New Trucks Drastically Reduced for this sale!Sizzling Summer Truck Blow-Out Sale! D102930 2007 Dodge 1500 SXT ONLY $9,995 2011 Dodge 2500 4x4 Crew Cab, Laramie, Diesel ONLY $39,995 2010 Dodge 3500 4x4 Crew Cab, Diesel ST ONLY $38,495 2007 Chevy 1500 4x4, Z71, Crew Cab, Lt~ This Truck is like new! ONLY $20,995 2006 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab, V8 Loaded Only 49,000 miles ONLY $15,995 2011 Dodge 3500 4x4, Crew Cab Longhorn Laramie. Only 3,000 miles ONLY $47,9952005 Chevy 1500 Extended Cab Lt. V8, loaded only 39,000 miles ONLY $15,495 2004 Ford F 150 4x4 Crew ONLY $10,995 3 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012

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Marco Rubio Marco Rubio’s parents came to this count ry legally, from Cuba. They are naturalized citiz ens. He was born in Miami. However, since his parents were not yet citizens when he was b orn, some people are saying he is not a “natural born” citizen and is not eligible to be vice president. But Obama’s father was a foreign national and he became president. So what exactly does the Constitution require?  Here it is “No Person except a natural b orn Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, s hall be eligible to the Of ce of President; neit her shall any Person be eligible to that Of ce w ho shall not have attained to the Age of thirty ve Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident w ithin the United States.” Now, the problem is t hat the constitution DOES NOT de ne what a natural born citizen is. Of course lots of people w ant to supply their own de nitions or try to read the minds of our founding fathers based on letters or other documents, but the truth of t he matter is the constitution is not clear about w hat that means and the Supreme Court has ruled on the side of natural, being citizens s imply being born in the United States. From a Supreme Court decision: “Upon principle, t herefore, I can entertain no doubt, but that b y the law of the United States, every person b orn within the dominions and allegiance of t he United States, whatever the situation of his parents, is a natural born citizen. It is surprising that there has been no judicial decision upon this question.” The same people who s ay Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal are not eligible presidential candidates are using the nonnatural born argument to continue the birther argument against Obama. They’ve run out of ammunition in their previous arguments and have decided to use this one now ... unfortunately for Rubio and Jindal even though they’re c onservatives, their skin color and background isn’t the most popular with a lot of the birthers and they are incidental casualties in all this. The funny thing about this coming up now is that people want to ignore the fact that the father of our 21st President Chester Arthur was born in Ireland. What does the Constitution require? Apparently that you are not a conservative Republican.  Looks like just because their president is suspect they are trying to stir the pot because they are scared of Rubio.Water storage In the article about the SFWMD meeting last week, board members discussed the problem of salinity in the Caloosahatchee River during the dry season. Even when Lake Okeechobee is low, they pump water out of the lake into the river in order to try to reduce the salinity problems. They mentioned they just don’t have enough water. Then they talked about backpumping water from south of the lake. This is crazy. The Everglades needs that water south of the lake. If they need more water to feed into the Caloosahatchee during the dry season, they need to store water north of the river. Years ago, the SFWMD purchased thousands of acres in Glades County for the purpose of water storage and then never bothered to store water on that land. They have the land in the right place to store water during the rainy season. They know they need to store the water. So why don’t they develop the water storage areas as they claimed they planned to do when they paid big bucks for that land? Instead of using it to store water, they leased it out for cattle grazing without even going out for bids.Fundraisers I have to say I am getting tired of the people in front of the stores begging for money for clubs and charities. How can you even tell if they are for real? Some of them just have handmade signs. And just because someone is wearing camo does not mean that he or she really is a veteran. Anyone can buy old military uniforms. I have a very limited income and I do donate to charity, but I try to be smart and use my donations where I think they will do the most good. I nd it tiresome to have people asking me for money every time I need to buy a gallon of milk. Thoughts to ponder People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.  Life always offers a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.  “The most common way people give up power is by thinking they don’t have any,” Alice Walker. June 22, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out 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! The Florida Division of Emergency Management urges residents and visitors in Central and South Florida to stay alert and use caution on area roadways as a storm system in the Gulf of Mexico brings the potential threat for heavy rainfall through early next week. “Abundant tropical moisture moving into the state may bring thunderstorms to much of Central and South Florida over the next several days and high rainfall totals could lead to ooding concerns,” said State Meteorologist Amy Godsey. “It is important that all Floridians heed warnings from the National Weather Service and local of cials, and remember to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’ when approaching a ooded roadway.” Periods of heavy rains are expected through next Tuesday with projected rainfall totals of three to seven inches across a widespread area over the next ve days. Higher amounts may be experienced locally and could cause ooding concerns, especially in urban and low-lying areas. In addition, gusty winds and lightning strikes will be possible with any thunderstorms that develop. Residents should monitor forecasts and be alert for possible ooding conditions. Florida ooding facts: Flooding is one of Florida’s most frequent hazards.  In 2009, ooding events caused approximately $87.5 million in damage in Florida.  All three types of oods can occur in Florida: Areal oods occur with prolonged rainfall over several days, intense rainfall over a short period of time, or a river or stream over ows and oods the surrounding area. Areal oods are the most common type of ood and can cause considerable damage in urban areas. A ash ood occurs within six hours of a rain event, or following a sudden release of water held by a dam or levee. River ooding can be forecasted, but still can cause extensive damage. To avoid getting caught in a ood, follow these safety rules:  NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio is one of the best ways to receive warnings from the National Weather Service. Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite news source for vital weather-related information.  If ooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to ooding, including dips, low spots, canals, ditches, etc.  Avoid areas already ooded, especially if the water is owing fast. Do not attempt to cross owing streams.  Road beds may be washed out under ood waters. NEVER drive through ooded roadways.  Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.  Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize ood dangers. The Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1 and continues through November 30. To GET A PLAN!, visit www.FloridaDisaster.org. For the latest information on the 2012 Hurricane Season, follow on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/ sert and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FloridaSERT. Tropical storm may cause ooding Upcoming local Blood DrivesCome and give the gift of life to someone in your own hometown. The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations through the end of June:  Friday, June 22 Publix, 1–6 p.m.  Saturday, June 23 St. Stephen’s AME Church, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.  Tuesday, June 26 Wal Mart, noon–5 p.m.  Friday, June 29 Publix, 2–6 p.m.  Saturday, June 30 -Wal Mart, 11 a.m.4 p.m.

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Indian River State College has been rated as the fth most affordable college in the country and most affordable of Florida colleges according to the U.S. Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency List released on June 14, 2012. The ranking was based on average net prices for colleges in the United States with undergraduate enrollment of 5,000 or more. "IRSC combines reasonable tuition with top-notch faculty and small classes to prov ide an exceptional educational value. Affordable higher education is the gateway to good career prospects for our residents and a skilled workforce for our community," said Dr. Edwin R. Massey, IRSC President. "Students often tell us that choosing IRSC was the best decision they ever made." Average net price for full-time freshmen at IRSC was $1,756 in the report for the 2009-2010 academic year. The net price is based on the average cost of attendance after nancial aid, grants and scholarships are subtracted. Tuition at IRSC equates to 40% less than Florida state universities and many thousands less than private career colleges and universities. The IRSC Financial Aid Department works closely with students to help them obtain all types of nancial aid, including grants and scholarships which do not require repayment. About 67 percent of IRSC freshmen typically receive nancial aid or scholarships, and over $40 million in nancial aid was awarded to IRSC students last year. Despite diminished state funding to education, IRSC has been able to hold down operational costs by implementing cost ef ciencies in energy usage and administration to ensure that funds are directed into the classroom to the greatest extent possible. According to the Florida College System, IRSC consistently ranks at or near number one in the state for the percentage of funds directed to instruction. Established in 1960, IRSC is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), with transferability of credits to universities for continued undergraduate and graduate level studies. Registration for the Fall Semester begins July 9 and classes begin August 23. Students are encouraged to apply for nancial aid and register now. IRSC offers over 150 programs, including Bachelor's Degrees, Associate in Arts degree programs for university transfer, Associate in Science degree programs for career training and Quick Job Training. Campuses are located in Fort Pierce, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach and Okeechobee. For more information, call toll-free 1-866-792-4772 or visit www.irsc.edu. IRSC ranked fth most affordable college in U.S. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 the language in the city's zoning regulations to change the wording "standard building code" or "housing code" to "Florida Building Code." City Clerk Lain Gamiotea updated the council on items discussed at the Florida Association of City Clerks Summer Academy. The council learned that there are no major changes to the state elections laws that effect municipal elections and that the social media has the largest impact on how campaigns are managed. Councilmen received a summary of the proposed constitutional amendments for the 2012 General Elections. Councilmen learned that Mrs. Gamiotea was commended in a resolution of the Florid a Association of City Clerks for her outstanding leadership and commitment in chairing the 2011-2012 awards and scholarship committee. Mayor Pro Tempore Dowling Watford proclaimed the week of June 1824 to be "Amateur Radio Week" in the city. CITYContinued From Page 1 and, the meter could let hackers know if a home is occupied or not. Because of those perceptions, some county commissions in Florida have passed resolutions allowing citizens to opt out of having the new meters placed on their homes. As of May 1 Indian River, Volusia, Brevard and Charlotte counties have all passed anti-smart meter resolutions. Even Okeechobee County commissioners have considered that idea. "(But) I don't think they're going to do anything," said county administrator Robbie Chartier, who did some research on the matter for Commissioner Ray Domer. Instead, she added, local commissioners are going to pay close attention to a w orkshop held by the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC). PSC Media Director Cynthia Muir said the commission will hold a smart meter w orkshop in Tallahassee on Sept. 20 where customer comments and complaints will be considered. However, she added, the commission has no jurisdiction over the installment of the meters by FPL. "Our only jurisdiction is to make sure the meter is reliable and accurate," she said. Ms. Muir went on to say she last checked w ith the PSC's call center in April and they had received about 270 calls protesting the new meter. "But, I don't think they had any (calls) w ith speci cs," she added. When asked if any of the protest calls dealt with health problems allegedly caused by the radio transmissions of the new meter, Ms. Muir said smart meters have to meet Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements on radio frequency. She also pointed out that "the PSC does not have jurisdiction over health matters." Ms. Hinsdale said she has reports and expert testimony stating that the meters do not represent a health hazard to customers. "No health agency has documented any hazards to health," she said. "For 100 years w e've had radio waves in our lives. The frequencies of the meters are very low. The smart meter is off 99 percent of the time. And the 1 percent it is on is for no more than a minute or two a day." As for the new meter being a re hazard, Ms. Hinsdale said that simply isn't true. "The smart meter cannot combust, cannot ignite and cannot cause a re," she said. "When we have references to a re it's usually a faulty wire. We remind customers to have their wiring inspected on a regular basis -every 10 to 15 years. When a meter is swapped out, our installers do an inspection of the wiring coming into the home." It's also not true that the new meters can provide information on the home and its residents to the nefarious. It does not tell anyone the name, date of birth, Social Security number or number of people in the home. "None of that information is being transmitted," Ms. Hinsdale said. What the meter does say, she continued, is how much power is being used by the day, month and year. The customer can now go to wwwFPL.com and follow their use of electricity. By using the energy dashboard' customers can also get an estimate of their next bill and compare their energy use to previous billing periods. The new technology will also alert FPL if there is a problem with a transformer so that power can be rerouted. And although some counties have passed opt-out resolutions, Ms. Hinsdale said that has not stopped their installations. "That's not restricting anything we're doing right now. We're still moving forward in Brevard County," she pointed out. "The few who have resistance will be put on hold. When completed next summer, we will address those who resisted and see how best to meet their needs." Besides homes, Ms. Hinsdale said her company is installing about 350,000 smart meters for commercial and industrial customers throughout Florida. If you have a concern about the smart meter, the PSC call center can be reached at 800-342-3552. Customers can also go to the commission's web sitewww.psc.state. .usand register their concerns by using the PSC complaint form. SMARTContinued From Page 1 Entry deadline nears for Firecracker PageantThe Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Volunteers will host their annual recracker fundraiser beauty pageant on June 30 at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. The deadline for entries is Saturday, June 23 Money raised will be used to purchase much needed re ghting equipment and re prevention materials for the children of Okeechobee. If you have any questions please contact Donny Arnold at 863-634-6464 or call Lynn at Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, at 863-763-5544 during regular business hours. You can also contact them via email at recrackerpageant@gmail.com. Florida faces nearly half the nation's risk from higher seas and coastal oods worsened by global warming -with 2.4 of the 4.9 million U.S. residents who live on land less than 4 feet above the local high-tide line living in the state. More people are at risk in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties than any state other than Louisiana and Florida itself. Lee and Pinellas Counties each face greater risk than all but ve coastal states. Fourteen of the nation's 20 most at-risk cities are in the Sunshine State, and more than half the residents of 107 Florida municipalities live on land below the 4-foot benchmark, a level that exposes them to much increased ooding risk from storm surge combined with sea level rise. These are among the ndings to be presented Thursday morning by Dr. Ben Strauss of Climate Central at "Risk and Response: Sea Level Rise Summit," a June 20-22 conference hosted by Florida Atlantic University's Florida Center for Environmental Studies, directed by Dr. Leonard Berry (press release). The purpose of the summit is to share the ongoing responses of agencies, institutions, and civic society to sea level rise and compare Florida with other vulnerable areas. "Florida is in the bull's-eye of sea level rise," Dr. Strauss said. "About half of America's population vulnerable to higher seas lives in Florida. Given its low-lying geography and frequent storms, Florida faces real risks of harm to people, homes, businesses and the state economy from oods enhanced by sea level rise, even over the next 20 years." Other speakers will highlight the state's leaky, Swiss cheese geology, a geology that means rising seas will increasingl y contaminate underground fresh water supplies, and sea walls will not effectively protect most communities. Dr. Strauss's ndings stem from his research with colleagues, which culminated in their recent "Surging Seas" report, the rst to analyze how sea level rise is compounding the risk from storm surges throughout the U.S., and to share local data in detail. "Many Florida counties face far more ris k from sea level rise and coastal ooding than entire coastal states," Dr. Strauss said. "To protect its coastal communities and statewide economy, Florida faces a heavy burden to prepare for the sea level rise that can no longer be avoided, and to help slow down rising waters by reducing heat-trapping pollution today." Florida at risk from rising seas

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Cynthia Ann Boyd, 54OKEECHOBEE „ Cynthia Ann Boyd, age 54 o f Okeechobee, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at her residence. She was born August 31, 1957 in Antigo, Wisconsin. There will be no public services. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.John Raymond Fuller, Sr., 74OKEECHOBEE „ John Raymond Fuller, Sr. passed away June 18, 2012, in Okeechobee. He was born December 28, 1937, in Atlanta, Ga. and came to Okeechobee in 1969. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Christine Fuller; son, John Raymond Fuller, Jr. (Eva) all of Okeechobee; daughter, Patricia Fuller of Smyrna, Ga.; two grandchildren, Marvin Leon Fuller and Joseph Ray Fuller both of Okeechobee. No services will be held. Private interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111.Larry W. Prescott, 59OKEECHOBEE „ Larry W. Prescott, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Raulerson Hospital. Larry was born May 23, 1953, in Okeechobee and was a lifetime resident. He loved to ride his motorcycle and enjoyed spending time with his family and o ering them words of encouragement. Having a deep spiritual relationship with the Lord, he held a great concern for his fellow man and was an organ donor. He was proud of his certi cation as a land surveyor and worked in the construction eld. Larry is survived by his son, Caleb (Ronda) Prescott of Alachua, Fla.; his daughter, Crystal Prescott of Homer, Alaska; two granddaughters, Makayla and Alana; sisters, Dorothy Killette of St. Cloud, Fla., Sharilyn Hughes and Marilyn Wilkerson, both of Okeechobee; and a host of nieces and nephews. Larry a father, brother, uncle and friend, you will be missed very much. Services and burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012, at Basinger Cemetery. In lieu, of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Larrys memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Free football camp opens next weekChaka’s Stars Foundation presents John Grace’s Proskills Football Camp on Friday, J une 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.Eagles North hosts steak nightCome and join us for steak night on Friday, June 22, starting at 5:30 p.m. Music by Lisa. Card bingo is on Saturday, June 23 at 5 p.m. Treat yourself to some fun! All proceeds to bene t the Community Bene t Fund. 9985 U.S. 441 N.Shenanigan’s holds chicken wing eating contestCome for the all you can eat chicken w ing eating contest, to be held at Shenanigan’s on Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. There w ill be live music provided by Jake Hair and the Flatland Band. Barbecue plates of park, baked beans, cole slaw and a roll for $8. Fifty/ fty tickets will be sold with proceeds to buy the Okeechobee Track Team uniforms. Bring the family and lawn chairs. Rules and regulations will apply for the wing eating contest. Contact Karen or talk to management at 863-357-6100.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 S.W. Second Ave. 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.See radio Hams from Okeechobee demonstrate crisis readinessOn the weekend of June 23-24 the public will have a chance to meet and talk with Okeechobee’s ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Serv ice is about. The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will demonstrate the Amateur Radio at the Walmart Parking Lot, north end, on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday and ending at 4 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes.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. Eagles North hosts bingoEagles North will host bingo on Tursday, June 26 at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 BINGO starts at 4:30 p.m. All proceeds will bene t the FOE 4137 Community Bene t Fund. 9985 U.S. 441 N.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. Anyone interested in learning more about adoption is invited to attend this informative, casual, free open house orientation event. The information includes an overview of foster care adoption along with a Q&A session. To RSVP or for more information, please contact our of ce at Children’s Home Society of Florida Adoption info line at 772-429-2001.Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Frank Irby on Tuesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to noon and will be held in Commissioner Irby’s of ce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St., Room 241. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. SKYWARN training class being offeredThe National Weather Service and Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center with support from the Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will conduct a Weather Watching/SKYWARN Basic Training, on Saturday, July 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the EOC, 707 N.W. 6th Street. This is a FREE CLASS and is open to the public. The idea of Skywarn is to train citizens to observe and report severe weather to help the National Weather Service predict the weather and to help keep others safe. The SKYWARN Spotter Training class will provide you with all the information needed to become a registered spotter for the National Weather Service. For more information, see http://SKYWARN.mcaraweb.com. To register for the class, please contact Ron Tagg at kd4pqq@ arrl.net or 772-631-5846.Freedom Outreach shing tournamentThe Freedom Outreach shing tournaments will be held on Sunday, July 15 Aug. 12 and the championship on Sept. 9 ($120). The $80 (cash only) entry fee includes the big sh pot and championship fund. You must sh at least four tournaments to be in the championship event! All tournaments will be held at Okee-Tantie Marina Boat Ramp from safe light until 2 p.m. Food and drinks free at weigh in. Pease call 561-719-5989 or 863-634-8127 to register or with questions. Community Events Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSMemorial scholarshipThe IRSC Dawn Marie Snow Fertitta Memorial Nursing Scholarship was presenteg durin the Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night on May 24 at OHS. From left to right are: Provost Russ Brown, Allyson Matthews, McKayla Snow and Advisor Specialist Janine Merriman.

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By Patty BrantSpecial to the Okeechobee News Lake Okeechobee, the Caloosahatchee River shing and boating have been a natural part of this area for longer than anyone can remember. In fact, it's a big draw for shermen from all over. So, it's a natural place for Storm High Performance Boats to nd a home. Owners Steve Ellyson and Sander Entus have done just that. Local shermen know about Storm boats custom bass and bay boats now manufactured right in Moore Haven. The company began in 1978 and moved to Fort Myers several years ago, That's where Mr. Ellyson said he really got involved in the business. He and Mr. Entus, both Storm boat "groupies," spent lots of their free time just hanging around the operation, soaking it all in. When they got a chance, they bought the business and moved it to Moore Haven. Mr. Ellyson brings to the operation some 14 years experience in custom berglass work and admits to being great at troubleshooting wiring problems. The company employs three full-time veteran boat manufacturing workers and will be looking for two part timers to do berglass work and general boat rigging. In addition to manufacturing custom boats, Storm also provides repairs on all makes and models of boats and has an awesome retail store packed with boating accessories like trailers, power poles, upholstery, custom lighting even apparel and tackle. By the way, they will also customize aluminum boats. Mr. Ellyson said their two-year goal is to expand the operation to include 22-24 foot bay boats, 18-18.5 foot bass and ats boats and airboats. He is proud that Storm provides handbuilt boats, one at a time, for each individual customer. They can modify the standard layout in any number of ways, all from scratch using raw materials. Storm is also working with a group to manufacture custom boats for veterans and other shermen who need wheelchairs, who have prosthetics or other special requirements. Boating is a way of life among the shing population around Lake Okeechobee, Mr. Ellyson commented. He said Storm Boats has a reputation among the locals and that's where he wants to be"back with the core boat owners." He also said Storm is planning to sponsor four tournaments per year: two open tournaments; one for Storm owners and their guests and a kids tournament. 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 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 EPISCOPAL BAPTIST 8 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 High performance boat builder now based in Moore Haven Last year, nine people died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use in Florida. That represents 13 percent of the state's fatalities for 2011. "Alcoholand drug-related boating accidents are preventable," said Capt. Tom Shipp, of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Boating and W aterways Section. "Even one death is too many." That is why law enforcement agencies around the state and country are participating in "Operation Dry Water" this weekend. This nationwide public-education effort is designed to prevent alcohol-related accidents and fatalities. FWC of cers, along with local law enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard, will crack down on boating under the in uence (BUI) violations. "While our of cers always look for BUIs," Capt. Shipp said, "this weekend, they are making a special effort to stop this dangerous activity." 2009 was the inaugural year for this effort, and the program's effectiveness made repeating it worthwhile. Law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and several U.S. territories typically participate, interacting with tens of thousands of boaters throughout the weekend each year and taking hundreds of impaired operators off the water before they could kill or injure themselves or someone else. "We know that increased of cer effort reduces boating accidents and saves lives. Saving lives is what Operation Dry Water' is really all about," Capt. Shipp said. The FWC reminds boaters to be careful this weekend. Boaters who have had too much to drink or who are impaired by drugs are a great danger to the boating public. "Being under the in uence of alcohol or drugs impairs a boat operator's vision and reaction time," Capt. Shipp said. "Sun, wind, fatigue and other conditions can intensify the effects alcohol or drugs have on a boater." Intoxicated boaters are also susceptible to injuries or falling overboard because of impaired coordination and balance. The FWC reminds boaters that they are responsible for making decisions that keep themselves and others safe. For more information, please visit: www. operationdrywater.org or MyFWC.com/ Boating. FWC supports ‘Operation Dry Water’ Funds help those in danger of foreclosure due to job lossThe federal government has allocated funding to help pay the mortgages of quali ed homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed through no fault of their own. The Florida Hardest Hit (HHF) program aims to assist quali ed Florida homeowners by providing mortgage assistance for up to 12 months (capped at $24,000), or until the homeowner nds adequate employment to resume paying the mortgage (whichever comes rst) with up to $18,000 available to reinstate a delinquent rst mortgage prior to payments being made. Additionally, for a homeowner who is recovering from unemployment/ underemployment, up to $25,000 is available as a one-time payment to reinstate a delinquent rst mortgage. HHF assistance is paid directly to the loan servicer/lender for those homeowners deemed eligible to participate in the program. Okeechobee Non-Pro t Housing Inc, is an approved HHF Advisor Agency. To nd out if you qualify for assistance, please visit the HHF of cial website at www.FLHardestHitHelp.org to review eligibility criteria and to apply. Please use Referral Code 85087 when completing your application to ensure you are assigned to Okeechobee Non Pro t Housing, Inc. After reviewing HHF program bene ts/guidelines and eligibility criteria on the of cial HHF website, you may contact us for a pre-screening at 863-467-5525 or by fax at 863-467-5513 or send an email to: elinorsevigny@onphi-housing.org For further questions, contact the Hardest-Hit Toll-Free Information line at 1-(877) 863-5244, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. or you may call our of ce. The HHF Program is scheduled to run for the next four years. Okeechobee Non Pro t Housing is approved to work with families in Okeechobee, Martin, Highlands, Hendry, St Lucie, and Indian River counties. Hardest Hit program changes criteria

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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! 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 22, 2012 Learn what you can do to help the birds and the bees (the bats, butter ies and beetles too!)As part of National Pollinator Week, from J une 18-24, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv ice and its partners will host public events across the country designed to highlight the crucial importance of pollinators like bats, birds, bees, butter ies, and other insects to wildlife, plants and people. Most of all, Pollinator Week seeks to draw attention to the fact that some pollinator species are in trouble and need our help. "Without pollinators, life on Earth would be scarcely recognizable. We depend on these amazing insects and animals for the clothes we wear, the houses we live in and the food we eat," said Fish and Wildlife Serv ice Director Dan Ashe. "Every American should be concerned about alarming declines in our nation's pollinators, but fortunately everyone can pitch in to help them." Pollinators are essential to agriculture and forestry, pollinating more than 150 different kinds of fruits, vegetables and nuts that provide a third of the nation's food and beverages. In the United States alone, pollinators enable people to produce about $20 billion worth of products every year. In addition, more than 75 percent of owering plants are animal pollinated. These plants provide habitat, food, and shelter for many species of wildlife. Most plants need pollinators to reproduce, and use nectar to attract them. Animals visit owers in search of food and sometimes even mates, shelter and nest-building materials. Some animals, such as many bees, intentionally collect pollen, while others, such as many butter ies and birds, move pollen incidentally because the pollen sticks on their body while they are collecting nectar from the owers. All of these animals are considered pollinators. A study of the status of pollinators in North America by the National Academy of Sciences found that populations of honey bees (which are not native to North America) and some wild pollinators are declining. Declines in pollinators may be a result of habitat loss and degradation, and disease (introduced parasites and pathogens). The celebration of National Pollinator Week began in 2007 with Senate Resolution 580 and a proclamation from the Secretary of Agriculture. This recognition has grown each year since, with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and a majority of the nation's governors joining Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in issuing their own proclamations this year. The Service and its partners will celebrate National Pollinator Week with educational awareness events and conservation projects. To nd a Pollinator Week Event near you, visit: http://pollinator.org/npw_events.htm You can help pollinators by: Reducing your impact. Reduce your pesticide use, increase green spaces, and reduce your carbon footprint. Pollution and climate change affect pollinators, too! Planting for pollinators. Create pollinator-friendly habitat with native owering plants that supply pollinators with nectar, pollen, and homes. Telling a friend. Educate your neighbors, schools, and community groups about the importance of pollinators. Host a dinner, a pollinated food cook-off or other event and invite your friends. For additional information on pollinators and what you can do to help them, visit http://www.fws.gov/pollinators. You can also download a free ecoregional guide online at www.pollinator.org that will help you determine the kinds of pollinator-friendly plants you can plant in your area. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance sh, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing bene t of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in sh and wildlife conservation, known for our scienti c excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook page at www.facebook. com/usfws, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/usfwshq, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www. ickr.com/photos/usfwshq. Pollinator Week encourages everyone to ‘bee’ good to pollinators Health Department participates in National HIV Testing DayThe Okeechobee County Health Department will offer free HIV testing on June 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in support on National HIV Testing Day. Testing is con dential and will take place at the Health Department located at 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue. No appointments are necessary; walk-ins are welcome. National HIV Testing Day is an annual event meant to raise awareness of the importance of knowing one's HIV status and encouraging at-risk individuals to receive an HIV test. The Centers for Disease Control estimates approximately 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV; of these, an estimated 21 percent do not know they are infected. The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Guidel Geovany Lopez, 23, Bowden Road, Clewiston, was arrested June 19 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of use of false identi cation for worker's compensation claim. His bond was set at $1,000. Brittany Nicole Penn, 27, S.E. 18th Way, Okeechobee, was arrested June 19 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on Okeechobee County warrants charging her with failure to appear driving while license suspended (two counts), failure to appear leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam). She is being held without bond. Roy Strouber Jumper, 47, Village St., Brighton Reservation, was arrested June 19 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a felony charge of driving while license permanently revoked. He is being held without bond. David Adam Siler, 24, N.W. 32nd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 19 by Deputy William Jumper on an Okeechobee Count y warrant charging him with dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $5,000. Brian Edward Martin, 22, N.W. 30th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested June 19 by Deputy William Jolly on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond. April Marie Martin, 27, S.W. 16th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 19 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Her bond was set at $6,000. Pamela Sue Seifert, 46, S.E. 30th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested June 19 b y the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (roxycodone). Her bond was set at $1,000. Martin R. Bornheimer, 39, S.W. Third St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 20 b y Of cer Kelley Margerum on felony charges of intimidate or threaten a witness or victim and driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $20,000. 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. 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Robotics and automation are used in biomedical research, ocean and space exploration, homeland security, food processing and advanced manufacturing. In fact, photonics technicians are among the highest paid in U.S. industry, with median salaries around $55,000. The Robotics and Photonics Institute at Indian River State College can provide the training and skills needed to get high-tech jobs in these rewarding elds. Those who are considering a career in these areas will want to come to the Indian River State College Robotics and Photonics Institute (RPI) information session Thursday, June 28, at 4:30 p.m. The session will be in V-116 of the Kight Center for Emerging Technologies on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. The information session will give an inside look at the Robotics and Photonics Institute and sophisticated training in the latest technologies related to robotic automation and lasers. After a brief presentation, there will be an opportunity to tour the facilities and see a demonstration in the Robotics/ Automation laboratory. In addition, the tour will visit the National Science Foundation funded Photonics Laboratory located in the newly opened Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. For more information about this and other information sessions, contact the IRSC Information Call Center at 1-866-792-4772 or email iaugustu@irsc.edu. IRSC offers Robotics and Photonics information session 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee NewsGuest serverIn the spirit of Governor Scott’s “Let’s Get To Work” activities, Bill Craig (Medicaid Waiver Project Director at Area Agency on Aging of PB/TC) joined staff and volunteers to serve meals on June 20, in the Congregate Dining Hall at Okeechobee Senior Services (OSS). Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has partnered with Okeechobee County for 21 years to provide grants bene tting low income seniors by funding congregate meals, home-delivered meals, in-home services and emergency household assistance. Pictured, from left to right, are Sue Vensel (OSS Case Manager), Bill Craig (AAA), Stephanie Yates and Samantha Jewell (community volunteers). Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaAmateur Radio WeekAt the Tuesday, June 19, Okeechobee City Council meeting Mayor Pro-Tempore Dowling Watford, far right, proclaimed the week of June 18 24 to be Amateur Radio Week in the city in recognition of the vital service amateur radio operators perform in times of emergency. Receiving the proclamation were, members of the Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club, from left, Charles Whipple, Al Berryman and Tom Timmons. Their slogan is “When all else fails, ham radio works.” Humane Society/Pet Rescue needs volunteersOkeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue needs volunteers to help with their booth at Okeechobee's National Day of the American Cowboy at the Agri-Civic Center on Friday, July 27 and Saturday July 28. If you want to donate a food, drink or dessert item to sell along with the barbecue, please let Belinda know. They also need to borrow coolers for ice. Please call 863-357-1104 for any more information or stop in the shelter on Hwy 98 next to the Livestock Market.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 2012 Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSMembers of the Okeechobee High School Class of 2012 were honored at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24 in the OHS Lecture Hall. Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars & Gold Seal Vocational Scholars are: (front L-R), Brittney Ball (FAS), Emily Raulerson (FAS), Brianne Furphy (FAS), Andrea Stark (GSV), Jennifer Corwin (FAS), Heather Hotmire (FAS). Back L-R, Kayla Harrison (FAS), Jason Rucks (FAS), Benjamin Kielbasa (FAS), William Childers (GSV) and John Stratton (GSV). Not Pictured, Lauren Fusco (FAS). Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSMembers of the Okeechobee High School Class of 2012 were honored at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24 in the OHS Lecture Hall. Presenting the IRSC Adrian Sample Scholarship was IRSC Provost Russ Brown. Left to right are Provost Russ Brown, Lauren Fusco, Emily Raulerson and Advisor Specialist Janine Merriman, (back row) Timothy Hirst and Kayla Harrison. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSMembers of the Okeechobee High School Class of 2012 were honored at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24 in the OHS Lecture Hall. Recipient of the IRSC Agricultural Endowment Scholarship & Jack F. Bylsma III Memorial was Ashley Hassan. Left to rifht are Provost Russ Brown, Ashley Hassan and Advisor Specialist Janine Merriman. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSMembers of the Okeechobee High School Class of 2012 were honored at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24 in the OHS Lecture Hall. Recipient of the IRSC Edwin & Iris Arnowitt Endowed scholarship is Amanda Goggans. Pictured, l-r, are Provost Russ Brown, Amanda Goggans and Advisor Specialist Janine Merriman Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSMembers of the Okeechobee High School Class of 2012 were honored at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24 in the OHS Lecture Hall. IRSC Take Stock In Children award recipients are pictured. Front L-R: Provost Russ Brown, presenter, Oscar Ruiz, Omar Alvarado, Cesar Chavez, Marvin Cruz, Advisor Specialist Janine Merriman; Middle L-R, Kaitlyn Furphy, Brianne Furphy, Jessica Jimenez; Back L-R, Nicholas Methner, Kiesha Cleckley and Elizabeth Hans. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSMembers of the Okeechobee High School Class of 2012 were honored at the annual Scholarship Night May 24 in the OHS Lecture Hall. Bright Futures Florida Medallion Scholars are: Front L-R, Erika Jones, Taydra Delprete, Kelsi Brown, Makenzie Tomlinson, Allen Wood, Jennifer Ranftle, Karli Rowell, Savanna Whitlock, Dustin Houston, Timothy Farrell; Middle L-R, Superintendent Ken Kenworthy, Amanda Goggans, Erika Klingler, Daniel Jansen, Alexandria Perkins, Savannah Simpson, Carissa Tyson, Emilie Lege’, Shyanne Prescott, Jessica Jimenez, Jenna Durham; Back L-R, Jared Wilson, Judson Harris, Justin Morgan, Matthew Saucier, Richard Donegan, Tyler Finney, Anna Warren, Kaitlyn Furphy, Heather Abner. Not Pictured: Reno Hunter.

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HEALTH RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center 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: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com FAMILY MEDICINE RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You 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 The 2011 – 2012 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website New and Improved! Come check it out for yourself! 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! By Dr. Ron Woody Okeechobee Cancer CenterHello! I am Doctor Ron Woody, physician at Okeechobee Regional Cancer Center. I am a native Floridian, born in Jacksonville Naval hospital and a graduate of both FSU University and University of Florida Medical School. (So no rivalry since Im a hybrid.) Im writing to tell you about state of the art cancer treatment located right here in Okeechobee and you will be treated here and not shipped to the coast (except for planning of your treatment) or anywhere else where you dont have the support of your family and friends. At the cancer center, we are capable of delivering Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Now, you dont have to know the details, all you need to know is it allows us to concentrate the radiation where it is needed and even shape the area to conform to your anatomy, avoiding excessive radiation of normal, noncancerous tissue. The treatments are painless and the only side effects are localized to the treatment area, unlike chemotherapy which affects the entire body and bone marrow. Recently, IMRT has been found to be superior to proton therapy in some tumors! Giving equal or better cure rates and less long term side effects! This was a relative surprise since the ONLY advantage of protons was supposed to be sparing of normal tissue. Whew! Thank God I dont have to go spend 125 million dollars! About the only thing superior about protons is the expense. It is a failure of our system to approve technology for use before it is proven to be effective. If you are treated at Okeechobee Cancer Center, you will also have the advantage of your treatment being planned using the only PET/ CT simulator on the Treasure Coast! This is one of the most important and useful technological advances in the staging of and treatment of cancer. A PET/CT is signi“ cantly more accurate because the CT portion cuts down on FALSE positive and negative interpretations. (Improves by as much as 15 to 30 percent or more.) So remember, if a PET is ordered, it is better done on a combination scanner for staging and treatment. The major advantage of using a PET/ CT simulator is in showing more accurately the extent of the tumor. Since as a Radiation Oncologist my job is basically that of a target shooter, the PET keeps me from missing the target (cancer) by telling me to treat more or most importantly allows me to treat less thereby reducing side effects! You only have access to this technology at Okeechobee Cancer Center. Okeechobee Cancer Center Offers State of the Art Cancer Treatment Locally 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 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 13 Okeechobee News 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 News from the March of Dimes Most pregnancies last around 40 weeks. Babies born between 37 and 42 completed weeks of pregnancy are called full term. Babies born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy are called premature. In the United States, about 12.8 percent of babies (more than half a million a year) are born prematurely. More than 70 percent of premature babies are born between 34 and 36 weeks gestation, called late-preterm births. Late-preterm babies account for most of the increase in the premature birth rate in this country. About 25 percent of premature births are caused by early induction of labor or c-section due to pregnancy complications or health problems in the mother or the fetus. In many of these cases, early deliver y is probably the safest approach for mother and baby. However, the March of Dimes is concerned that some early deliveries may occur without good medical justi cation or may be done at the request of the mother. In some cases, this can lead to late-preterm birth, with potential risks to the baby. Women should wait until at least 39 weeks to schedule an induced labor or a c-section, unless there are medical problems that make it necessary to deliver earlier. At least 39 weeks of pregnancy gives babies all the time they need to grow before they are born. Consider the following: A baby's brain at 35 weeks weighs onl y two-thirds of what it will weigh at 39 to 40 weeks. During this time, your baby's brain adds connections needed for balance, coordination, learning, and social functioning. Babies born early can have feeding problems and breathing problems. Babies born early are more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. This mission is achieved through programs of community service, education, research, and advocacy. Anyone needing more information about prematurity and other pregnancy issues, or anyone interested in being a part of the March of Dimes' major fundraiser, March for Babies, should call Laura McCall at 863-763-3131 or Cindy at 772-562-0115, or visit www.marchofdimes. com. Healthy babies are well worth the wait Okeechobee NewsGigglesWhile most cattle egrets spend their days in cattle pastures and eat insects, this one has developed a fondness for french fries. The bird, nicknamed “Giggles” by restaurant staff is known to perch near the drive-in at the MacDonald’s Restaurant on U.S. Highway 441 S., hoping customers might share their food.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 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 All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net MRI ADVERTISE HERE TODAY! CALL 863-763-3134 FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted Specialty Trained/Board Certi ed Radiologists The Best is Right Here! Okeechobee’s FINEST Open MRI OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE 2 Blocks North of CVS Drugstore115 NE 3rd St. Suite A 863-824-6736 14 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast (DBA, Workforce Solutions) Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Job Training Consortium announce the “Annual Meeting” of the Workforce Development Board to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Wedne sday, June 27, 2012 8:00 a.m. Place: Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers and the Workforce Development Board (DBA, Workforce Solutions). A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast DBA, Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review.420325 ON 6/22/2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales Estate Sale Sold our home in Buckhead Ridge. Hundreds of quality items at low prices. 2 upright freezers, light oak dining set w/6 chairs plus hutch, wood computer desk, shing equipment, tools, kitchen items, men & women clothing. Fri, June 22 8am -2pm Sat June 23 8am -2pm cash only1123 Oak St Take Rt 78 to Buckhead Ridge, turn south at Ridge Market to Chinabury, go left to Oak St. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Garage/ Yard SalesOKEECHOBEE 1105 SW 5th St, June 23, 7 a.m. Moving Sale. Dresser bunk bed antiques desks bookshelves clothing appliances toys books and more! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeExperienced Auger Driver for local deliveries. Must know the area,have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts Available. Apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply, 2595 NW 8th St. Full Charge Bookkeeper Dfwp. Full time. Submit resume to: 312 SW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 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. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment WantedI am looking for a job, Nanny, companionship, I do cooking and light housekeeping. Call 305-797-7981 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Pets/SuppliesFOR SALE BLUE PIT PUPPIES 5 MONTHS OLD. HAD ALL SHOTS. $150.00 CALL RHONDA 863-634-4407 Mini Doxie pups TINY 3Fs 2Ms, all colors, CKC reg $450.00. (863)801-6144. Yorkie Puppy 15 weeks old. Needs a good home. $350.00 OBO Call 863-801-5420 Yorkipoo Pups shots, health cert. Male $400/Female $500. Deposit holds for June 30 PU. Parents on Prem. “adorable must see!” 863-610-2725. 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 Farm ProducePEAS FOR SALE BLACKEYE, PINKEYE, AND ZIPPERER PEAS. BUSHEL UNSHELLED $16.00 8-LBS SHELLED $16.00 TO ORDER CALL 863-634-1316 OR 863-634-7051 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsAPARTMENT 2/1 Duplex Center of Town Painted, Tile, W/D, Very Clean, Corner lot. $700 monthly $350 Security Deposit. No Pets Call 24/7 Dave 863-634-9899 Attention Residents of Clewiston, Indiantown, Okeechobee and nearby areas!!! The Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc. is accepting applications for 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. Preference is given to working families, disabled families, veterans, families of veterans and victims of domestic violence. The Pahokee Housing Authority offers equal housing opportunities and promotes drug free housing. For more information please call Jacquelyn Baker at 561-924-5565 MondayThursday from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Residents of Clewiston, Indiantown, Okeechobee and nearby areas as well as Pahokee, Belle Glade, and South Bay are encouraged to apply!!! Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 VIKING/PRAIRIE 1 br. Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the 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 Kings Bay CBS Home, 2/2, 1 car garage, $950 mo., F/L/S, References. Call 561-707-0868 NEWLY RENOVATED 3/2 house w/garage in SE section near Everglades Elementary. Backyard fenced with shed. rst, last & security required. Call 863-697-3949 for more information. 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. 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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, central air, most utilities paid small deposit $500.00 a month. Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 Lovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. Just 15 minutes from Okeechobee and 1 1/2 mile from Kissimmee River boat ramp. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 Mobile HomeSale Palm Harbor Village Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go! New Homes Start at $39,900 800-622-2832 ext 210 TREASURE Island Nice 2006 Singlewide w/lot. 3BR/2BA $69,900 Will lease $750 mo. 863-634-9119. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats1997 Godfrey “SWEETWATER” 80 HP Yamaha, seats 15, live well, privacy change and more. Must see. $5,800.00 (863)763-4775 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 16 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012

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Public Notice Public Notice SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Okeechobee County: Faith Farm Ministries (Faith Farm Okeechobee Grove) 7595 NE 128th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972, has submitted Application 120524-5 for renewal of Water Use Permit 47-00415-W to irrigate 61 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sur cial Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 23, 26, Township 36 South, Range 36 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 419932 ON 6/22/2012 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 NOTICE 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 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Public NoticeNOTICE 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 NOTICE 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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public Notice How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 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 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 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 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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 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 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 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 17 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY Contact a member of our Sales Team, for an opportunity to place your ad in the best business directory in town email:okeeadsales@newszap.com or call 863-763-3134 Looking for a place to hang your hat? 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Public NoticeNOTICE 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 NOTICE 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 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 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 NOTICE 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 Public Notice 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 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 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 22, 2012

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Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 NOTICE 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 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 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 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 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 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 NOTICE 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 Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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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 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 Public Notice 20 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 Need to Find a Doctor?Check out our Medical Directory in Wednesday and Fridays Okeechobee News

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Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 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 NOTICE OF OUA MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday July 3, 2012 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ces, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director’s Of ce at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford Executive Director 420343 ON 6/22/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-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 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 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee Utility Authority tends to apply for a Wastewater Loan/Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service for design and construction of the Treasure Island Vacuum Sewer Collection System. The project is intended to remove septic tanks and package wastewater treatment plants near the north shore of Lake Okeechobee and to replace these with a publically owned collection system, as part of the effort to improve the water quality of Lake Okeechobee. Any questions or comments should be directed to the Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Fl. 34974, or by telephone during the hours of 7 AM and 6 PM Monday through Thursday, Telephone (863) 763-9460. 420339 ON 6/22,24,27/2012 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 NOTICE 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 21 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.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! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? 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Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2012-CP-87 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER IN RE: Estate of RENA PLANTS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Testate, Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration is sought to be entered in the Estate of RENA PLANTS, Deceased, Case Number 2012-CP-87, by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 125, Okeechobee, FL 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was February 27, 2012; that the total value of the estate subject to probate is approximately $30,000.00; and that the names and addresses of those to whom it is sought to be assigned by such order are: Name Address Pearl D. Fohlbrook 11300 52nd Lowell, MI 49331 Vernon W. Plants 2250 SR 80 West, Lot 90 Labelle, FL 33935 Forrest W. Plants 4281 SW 10th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is: June 22, 2012. Law Of ce of CASSELS & McCALL JOHN D. CASSELS, JR. Attorney for Petitioner P.O. Box 968 Okeechobee, FL 34973 (863)-763-3131 Florida Bar No: 0261521 FORREST W. PLANTS, Petitioner 4281 SW 10th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 419935 ON 6/22,29/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-080 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF WAYNE L. NELSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WAYNE L. NELSON, deceased, whose date of death was April 30, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE T IME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER T HE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is June 22, 2012. Personal Representative JAMES HARVEY 7607 Preserve Court West Palm Beach, Florida 33412 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Carrie Lavargna, Esquire A ttorney for JAMES HARVEY Florida Bar No. 377422 401 SE Osceola Street, Suite 101 Stuart, Florida 34994 T elephone: (772) 286-7521 Fax: (772) 286-5797 419554 ON 6/22,29/2012 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 7-7-2012 @ 10:00 AM Unit #249 Jessica C. Pantojas Unit #421 Jennifer L. Johes Unit #427 Tamara L. Boney Unit #429 Danielle C. Arnold 419783 ON 6/22,29/2012 22 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 Thirty-four local athletes competed in the Hershey’s Track & Field State Meet in Altamonte Springs on June 16. Top scores will be compared to other top scores within our region for a chance to compete at Nationals in Hershey, Pa. (above) Kiersten Bostwick placed rst in the girls 13/14 Standing Long Jump. (top, right) Zeke Matthews, Kysell Richardson, Ronnie Knowles and Deonte Garner placed rst in the 13/14 boys relay. (right) Jesus Colin, Tylane McClane, Antonio Vega and Tyler Hortman came in second in the boys 9/10 relay. Congratulations to all participants. Hershey’s Track and Field State Meet Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAcademic Player of the Year AwardOHS baseball player Tyler Finney was honored at the June 12 meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board as the Academic Player of the Year for District 197A. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBall player honoredOHS softball player Ashley Watson was honored for her contributions to the District 12-7A champions at the June 12 meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board.

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The state’s largest recycler is on track to open a facility in Okeechobee in late summer. That was con rmed recently by Trademark Metal Recycling of cial John Bianculli. According to Mr. Bianculli, the Okeechobee facility will receive what is called “ uff” the st-sized nished product from shredding automobiles at some of Trademark’s other facilities around the state. The 60,000 square foot state of the art facility under construction at the Okeechobee land ll on N.W. 128th Avenue will extract the last bit of usable metal from the uff before it goes to the land ll. No recyclable material will be bought at the Okeechobee facility. Mr. Bianculli said that at rst the Okeechobee facility will employ about 15 people. However, he hopes to eventually employ about 30 people around the clock. He said there are three things that will determine the speed of growth of the new facility: the general economy, market conditions and availability. Trademark has 22 locations through Florida including four in the Orlando area and three in the West Palm Beach area. They buy, sell and process automobiles, aluminum, copper, steel/cast iron, stainless steel, high temperature alloys, appliances, sheet iron, industrial discards and all grades of ferrous and nonferrous metals. Trademark has mobile crushing crews throughout Florida. They offer mobile baling of light material, industrial demolition services, plant cleanup, container and rolloff boxes, land ll services, radio dispatched trucking, certi ed/computerized scale transactions and secondary aluminum melting. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Recycling center opens in late summer 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 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 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 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 Over 100 ListingsRIVER OAK ACRES~KISSIMMEE RIVER HOME. Polished 2 Bd/ 2 Ba/ of ce (3rd Bdrm), 2+ Garage. 1943 SF under air – 2779 TLA. Sitting room, split plan, spacious kitchen, oak cabinets, bkfast nook w/water view. Luscious master suite. Lots of storage. Screen enclosed, solar heated pool. Double pane 120 mph wind load windows. Energy ef cient. Irrigation system, Roof 2009. Seawall, double dock, covered w/hoist. Truly a GEM! $267,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 23 Okeechobee News June 22, 2012 The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reminds Floridians and visitors to take simple preventive measures to protect against contracting mosquito-borne illnesses. The mosquito population grows in the summer w hich coincides with the time of year many residents and visitors are outdoors enjoying Florida’s natural landscape. Floridians can take simple steps to combat mosquitoes and prevent mosquito-borne illness. “Mosquito populations are likely to increase after recent rains,” said State Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Carina Blackmore. “It’s important that Floridians and visitors are informed that the risk of mosquitoborne disease is minimized by implementing precautions.” DOH encourages three basic precautions to help limit mosquito bites and exposure to mosquito-borne illness: DRAIN any standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. COVER skin with clothing or repellent. COVER doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your residence. If outdoors at dusk or dawn, be cautious as mosquitoes are most active during these times. Floridians who are traveling internationally need to remember to use mosquito repellent to avoid mosquito bites, as communicable diseases often return to the United States after traveling abroad. DOH continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, malaria and dengue. Symptoms of mosquito-borne illnesses may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness and confusion. It can take two to 14 days to become sick after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Anyone suspecting they are sick should contact their physician immediately. For more information on mosquitoborne illnesses, visit DOH’s Environmental Health Website. Mosquitoes usher in summertime with a sting Okeechobee Stitchin’ group meets at Presbyterian ChurchOkeechobee Stitchin’ meets every Thursday at the Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring a bag lunch and come join us for socialization and crafting fun. All crafts are welcome. Have a question, want to learn a new craft or technique, this is the place to be. Work on your project, our current project, try something new, or teach us something new. The last Thursday of each month is our pot luck luncheon. For more information call Sandy Brown, 863-697-3099, or Correy Geissinger, 863-467-2231.

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The team Stiglitz and Keith won the Calcutta on the second day. The Taylor Creek Bass Club meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 on the second Thursday of each month. Tournaments are held the following weekend. New boaters and (especially) non-boaters are welcome. For information, call Dave Stout at 863-467-2255. The club also sponsors and presents the annual Lee McAllister Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival. Taylor Creek Bass Club holds June tournament Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCZibricky and Luke Farmer won rst day team event. Keith and Stiglitz won the second day team event. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCRichard Stiglitz nished in fourth place with 15.48 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCMike Zubricky took third place with 17.77 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCColton Revels nished in second place with 17.05 lbs.