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11.93 feetLast Year: 9.58 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Wednesday, June 27, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 77 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.ATV driver accused of endangering kids ... Page 7 Grand Oaks residents enjoy shing trip ... Page 19 Woman holds onto child as storm destroys homeBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News VENUSEven at the cost of her own life, the mother protected her child. A former Okeechobee resident was killed Sunday when a tornado struck the remote community of Venus in Highlands County. Heather Town, 32, was in her home on Montana Trail with one of her three children when the storm hit. As the mother desperately held onto her 3-year-old daughter, the tornado ripped their home apart. The twister picked up mother and child and threw them into a wooded area approximately 200 feet away. The human story of this storm is the protection of a mother for her Tornado claims mothers lifeDUI checkpoint announced ... Page 14 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Will Okee Tantie Campground and Marina nally become a money maker for the county? If developer Randall Hendersons plan is approved and is successful, that could happen. Mr. Henderson, who has 30 years experience in developing RV resorts, will present his plan to Okeechobee County Commissioners tomorrow for their approval. Mr. Henderson proposes to lease the par k Developer proposes to lease Okee Tantie See OKEE-TANTIE Page 18 Heather Town See TORNADO Page 5SW drainage plan considered ... Page 5
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Extended ForecastWednesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. South wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Wednesday night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind around 10 mph. Extended ForecastThursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. South southwest wind around 10 mph. Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. A rated companies. Call us for a free quote. Always on Top of the JobRe-Roofing Specialists Metal & Shingle Roofs Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 3 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012 Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tom TimmonsNational Field DayThe Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club members participated in the National Field Day. The awning and antenna were set up at the northeast corner of the Walmart parking lot beginning at noon on Saturday. Even though the weather did not cooperate, the members set up a ham radio station powered by a gasoline generator and two wire antennas supported by a crank up pole and communicated for several hours Saturday afternoon and evening with other amateur stations as far away as North Carolina and Indiana. Among those taking part were Dave Fanter, Al Berryman, Phil Jones, Sam Lewis and Harry Robbins. Upcoming 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 and into the month of July. Friday, June 29 Publix, 26 p.m. Saturday, June 30 -Wal Mart, 11 a.m.4 p.m. Friday, July 6 Publix, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 8 More to Life Ministries, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, July 13 Walgreens, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, July 15 Golden Corral, 11 a.m.4 p.m. Thursday, July 19 SFWMD, Hwy 70 Sta., Noon5 p.m. Saturday, July 21 Publix, Noon5 p.m.
Fundraisers In response to comments about the people begging for money in front of the loc al stores, my husband calls them feel good c harities because they think they can make y ou feel bad if you dont give and so you give s o that you will feel good. We used to always give to the veterans until I heard on the news s ometime back that most of those who are out there asking for your monies arent even v ets and that they were hired to stand out t here. Once I was coming out with both granddaughters and a basket full of groceries and a so-called vet stopped me and asked me to give. I didnt have anything but a $20 and had promised my grandchildren Dairy Queen. I told him I didnt have any change and he told me that he took plastic. Well I gave $5 and discovered that I got charged $2 for a service charge. Never again. We dont give to any of them any more. Do these people have no shame? Just about time you think youve seen the worst ... along comes this. You can obtain information about any s peci c charity by calling, Floridas Consumer Assistance Call Center at 1-800HELPF LA (435-7352), out of state 850-488-222. If t hey are legal they will have to display the w hole phrase above plus the state license number. If I dont see the number on a can, b ox, or other ways they collect money, I do not donate. You can go to this site for more information and to report cheaters http:// app1.800help a.com/giftgiversguide. I do always give to the American Legion w hen they have their poppy sale. I know that money goes to the disabled veterans. But it is easy to see the American Legion guys in t heir uniforms and they have the poppies, so you know exactly what it is all about. But they dont yell at people asking for donations. They just sit at their table and smile or say hello and people see them and go over to talk to them. The same goes for the Salvation Army Santas at Christmas. They have their sign and their kettle and they just ring the bell and wish you Merry Christmas whether you donate or not. The Girl Scouts are so cute in their uniforms and their cookies are a treat. And I also try to help the Boy Scouts when they have their popcorn sales. These are all established groups and you know it is legitimate. But the people with the homemade signs may be on the level or they may be pocketing the money.Thoughts to ponder I spoke to a group of kids about career choices a few years ago, and most of them were engaged in the discussion the whole time. But there was one young man who was completely disengaged from the very start, and wanted nothing to do with any of it. And I remember thinking that he must have felt like he had no hope for his future. Just because you got the monkey off your back does not mean the circus has left town. George CarlinMosquitoes For the county commissioners: With all this rain, it brings mosquitoes. Will Okeechobee County be spraying for this problem? They used to do it. Where is the truck with the fogger?Voting You need photo ID to cash a check, rent a car, or pick up a child from daycare. It is normal to ask for photo ID in this society for just about everything. You cant function in this society without a photo ID. So why are they claiming it is discrimination to ask for photo ID in order to vote? The only reason I can think of that anyone would object to being required to show photo ID is that they are not legal to vote. They must be claiming to be someone else and voting illegally. Florida has a terrible reputation when it comes to elections. We should be making things more strict, not less. Okee-Tantie RV ResortI would hope that anyone with questions about the up-coming vote on the development of Okee Tantie R.V. Luxury Resort will attend the June 28 County Commission meeting to get a clear understanding of what will occur if the B.O.C.C. approves the development. There has been an attempt to intentionally confuse the public as to how this development will work in an attempt to kill this project. Okeechobee doesnt need another mobile home park as some have alluded to. It is hard to believe that someone would turn down a project that would generate over a million dollars a year in revenue to the county instead of costing the county over a hundred thousand dollars a year that it currently cost just to keep the park open. All public areas now open to the public at no cost will remain that way. The only difference is that the campsites will be privately owned and when the site is not occupied by the owner it will be available to the public for rental. The sites will go onto the Ad-Valorem tax rolls to the tune of 28 million dollars, at a time when we have a projected revenue shortfall of approximately 3 million dollars for 2013. So where do we cut? Sheriff Deputies, Fire ghters, or do we raise taxes. Oops, I forgot to mention the 1.5 million dollars we have to repay Medicaid. How about the long awaited building of Lock Seven Recreation area. If we dont start providing some economic stimulus and jobs for our kids graduating from high school, our greatest asset, our children will continue to move to where they can nd work and start their own family. If Okeechobee had the nancial resources to do the park, I would be all over that. We dont, and the alternative could be unpleasant. If you dont understand how the lease works and the fact that the county will never lose possession of the park, Please, Please come to the meeting and ask any questions you may have. Think of the purchase of the lot as an investment for your children or grandchildren, that when the property is paid off they will receive an income that will probably exceed Social Security, if it still exists when they ar e old enough to collect. At the rate Washington is going I think the income for the par k is a lot safer than Social Security. If you hav e any further questions please feel free to us e this forum to state your concerns or questions and I will answer all inquires truthfull y and honestly. There is no hidden agenda, there is no shy smells, this is a once in a life time opportunity that may not com e along again. Please refer to Sunday, June 3, addition of the Okeechobee News Count y may consider private development of Oke e Tantie by Pete Gawda. This is an incredibl y well-written article describing the development of this park. The article is also available at http:// orida.newszap.com/okeechobeenorthlake. Bryant Culpepper County CommissionerOkeechobeewhat time is it?Summertime, summertime fun. Getaways, schools out, graduation is over, pool parties, BBQ cookouts, vacation mode. Sleep in/sleep overs. Summer jobs and steamy, ho t weather. Sometimes sprinkles called rain a t other times downpours. Baby! Fun time. Gov. Rick Scott was in Okeechobee! I t must be an election year, opinions, political tactics, yard signs, still rock the vote. Local races, national Obama/Romney, 2012! Sports: The Miami Heat are NBA champs, Lebron haters move onget over it, now! St. Stephens A.M.E. church, Pastor Livatt, members/friends celebrated educators day. Family friends day/cornerstone day. Th e heart of the community is the church! Okeechobee has a new chamber. Summertime, enjoy and be safe. Parents visit the local library. Summer/list, the movies, view the lake/ alligators/birds and, etc! Exercise, walk/run/move/jump rope! Bikini body. Chocolate is already brown! Brenda Scott poet/playwright/ author Note : Ms. Scott will be speaking at IRS C in Okeechobee on Monday, July 2, at 10 a.m. to Summer Youth-Cultural-Dialogue. June 27, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: email@example.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgBilling Department E-Mail: email@example.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012 child, said Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton. She never let go of her little one, even in death. Shortly after the storm moved through, a neighbor, Shane Penrod, heard a child crying. He and Jason Knapek, another neighbor, searched the woods and found Ms. Town cradling her daughter, according to the Highlands County Sheriffs Of ce report. Neighbor Emily Troup joined the rescue effort and made the 911 call. Shane Penrod took the child from the mother and gave her to Jason Knapek who carried her out of the woods and to his truck to wait for EMS. Mr. Penrod and Ms. Troup stayed with the mother until EMS arrived. Another unidentied neighbor provided a blanket and jacket to cover the gravely-injured mother. Highlands County Sheriffs Deputy Jorge Martinez was the rst public safety member to arrive on the scene, followed shortly thereafter by Deputy Brian VanFleet. Within minutes personnel from the Venus Volunteer Fire Department responded and began tending to the victims until EMS arrived. Heather Town was pronounced dead at the scene. Her daughter was transported to Florida Hospital Lake Placid and was later transferred to Tampa. According to the reports, the little girl has broken ribs and a broken pelvis but is in stable condition. Ms. Towns other two children were at the home of a relative in Okeechobee when the storm hit, according to the reports. According to the Highlands County Sheriffs Of ce, the debris eld from this tornado extended over several miles from the Montana Trail home. Property damage was also sustained in the Lake June, Twin Lakes, Cloverleaf and Lorida areas. Numerous homes suffered structural damage from the storm and trees and power lines were downed throughout the area, however, they are not aware of any further injuries. Complete electrical service was restored to all the storm damaged areas Monday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, four tornadoes were con rmed in Highlands County Sunday between noon and 5 p.m. Statewide, 14 tornadoes were reported. According to friends of the family, Heather Town grew up in the Basinger area and attended Okeechobee High School. She had lived in Venus for about a year. On her Facebook page, Ms. Town listed just one interest: Making sure my girls are taken care of. As news of the tragedy spread on Monday, Okeechobee community members posted their thoughts on the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. She was a wonderful person. She died protecting her child. How awesome is that? posted Stephanie Brazil. There is no greater love than to lay down ones life for ones friends. John 15:13. What an incredible mother she was, agreed Josie Weeks Elliott. She was a wonderful person, commented Alice Thomas Goins, who added that she has known Ms. Town for over 20 years. She was a great friend and greater mother, said April Mae Fralix Craig, who went to school with Ms. Town at OHS. She was a very beautiful young lady, said Mitty Arnold Jones. She was like a daughter to me. I know her family has to be devastated. Heather lived and died protecting her kids. She is a good example of what a parent should be, posted Tara Holliday. It just breaks my heart and brings me tears to think that a tornado that took her life, destroyed her home and others homes could not tear her baby from her dying arms, posted Stacia Steins. Others simply posted that the family is in their prayers. A trust fund has been set up to help the family. The Town Children Account is at TD Bank. Donations may be made to an y TD Bank branch. The account number is 4265072739. Checks may also be mailed to the Okeechobee TD Bank Branch, 1506 S. Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974. For more information, call the bank at 863-8246700. Funeral arrangements will be with Buxton Funeral Home, 110 N.E. Fifth Street in Okeechobee. As of press time Tuesday, the details for the funeral had not been nalized. TORNADOContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A motorcyclist involved in a June 16 accident on U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee has died at a Fort Pierce Hospital, according to the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO). David Reed Nichols, 58, died at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center during the early morning hours Tuesday, June 26, said accident investigator OCSO Deputy Joe Gracie. Deputy Gracie said the accident occurred around 3:38 p.m. when James T. Cosgriff, 75, was stopped on U.S. 441 S.E. to make a left turn into a driveway. Mr. Nichols came up from behind, failed to stop and struck the right rear of Mr. Cosgriffs vehicle, stated the deputy. Mr. Nichols, a resident of West Palm Beach, was airlifted by AeroMed to Lawnwood. The report does not indicate if Mr. Cosgriff, of a S.W. Conners Highway address in Okeechobee, was injured in the Saturda y afternoon crash. Deputy Gracie said the accident occurred just over 4 miles south of S.E. 138th Boulevard. Motorcyclist in June 16 crash dies On July 1, of cers and staff from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (DACS) will be combined w ith the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in a move directed by the Florida Legislature and approved by Gov. Rick Scott. The 145 new sworn of cers will don FWC uniforms and integrate completely into the ranks of the FWC, resulting in more ef cient service to Floridians and visitors. We will have more eld-level of cers available to respond to calls, said Col. Jim Brown, division director. New and current FWC of cers will be expected to patrol state forests, state parks, wildlife management areas and state waters as a more ef cient and effective team. The reorganization will save the state more than $3 million over the next ve years and $1.28 million in recurring, annual savings. Through rearranging extra management and support positions, the consolidation will establish additional patrol and rst-response capabilities and expand law enforcement coverage, Brown said. The public can expect to see FWC of cers in state parks and state forests and call upon them for help. We will continue to provide excellent resource protection, boating-and-waterways services and public safety protection, Brown said. People should report sh and wildlife crimes, boating violations as well as environmental crimes and state park and state forest issues to the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline: 888-404-3922. DEPs Bureau of Emergency Response (BER) will not move to the FWC, but will continue responding to emergency chemical spills and working with law enforcement on environmental crime matters at DEP. DEPs emergency numbers, #DEP or 877-2-SAVEFL should be used to report environmental emergencies, such as oil and chemical spills. The consolidation of of cers will provide a more extensive network of environmental crime law enforcement coverage throughout Florida, said BER Chief Gwen Keenan. DEPs Bureau of Emergency Response will continue to work closely with its law enforcement partners on environmental crime issues as it has done in the past. In 2011 the Florida Legislature created a Law Enforcement Consolidation Task Force, which met to develop work groups and evaluate functions of several law enforcement agencies. Ultimately, it recommended that DEPs Division of Law Enforcement be integrated into the FWCs Division of Law Enforcement. It also suggested that some personnel from the DACS Of ce of Agricultural Law Enforcement the of cers assigned to patrol state forests and the investigator responsible for commercial aquaculture violations be incorporated. FWC of cers in the eld have been working alongside DEP and DACS of cers for years, Brown said. The consolidation simply provides an of cial, more ef cient method of serving the public. FWC, DEP DACS enhance service to Floridians By Pete GawdaOkeechobee NEws Area residents will have to put up with the threat of tornadoes at least through today. However the county is more fortunate than other areas of the state. Okeechobee County Emergency Management Director Mitch Smeykal said that tornado conditions would exist through Wednesday. He said that, in spite of the heavy rains, no tornadoes were reported in the county over the weekend. However he did say there was a tornado in the vicinity of Yee Haw Junction in Osceola County. He said that the Florida Highway Patrol reported a vehicle travelling on the turnpike in that area was struck by ying debris. There was also a fatality in Highlands County. Mr. Smeykal said that emergency management personnel from non-affected areas are being sent to the heavier hit areas. Lake Okeechobee continues to rise. A South Florida Water Management District news release on Monday, June 25, stated that the lake received 1.8 inches of direct rainfall during the previous three days. The lake rose from 11.77 feet on Friday to 11.93 feet on Tuesday. Water management of cials predict that localized rainfall amounts up to 10 inches may fall in some areas through Thursday, mainly on the southwest coast and the Kissimmee Valley. They predict the storm could result in the longest duration rainfall since Tropical Storm Fay in 2008. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at email@example.com Okeechobee County escapes the brunt of tropical storm The consolidation of of cers will provide a more extensive network of environmental coverage, BER Chief Gwen Keenan
Health Department participates in National HIV Testing DayThe Okeechobee County Health Department will offer free HIV testing on Wednesday, 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; walkins 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.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.Eagles North announces w eekend plansEagles North, 9985 Hwy. 441 North, will host steak night this Friday, June 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday night is Card BINGO Night from 5 p.m. All proceeds will bene t the Community Bene t Fund.Cypress Hut Eagles to host steak nightOn Friday, June 29 Cypress Hut Eagles will serve steak with baked white or sweet potato, salad bar, and desert for $12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Music will be by Carl Cable. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. The public is welcome.ConKerr Cancer sit & sewConKerr Cancer has one simple mission: "Giving sick kids a reason to smile one pillowcase at a time." The local chapter of ConKerr Cancer will have its next meeting on Tuesday, July 3 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. It will be held at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312. N. Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing machine (or serger) and fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to help make a difference to a sick child. All of our pillowcases will be given to St. Mary's Hospital, Palms West and/or Lakeside Hospital in Belle Glade. For more information please call Joan at 863467-0290.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 Street, Room 241, Okeechobee. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. BHR VFW plans July 4 celebrationBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, on State Road 78 W will host their Fourth Annual 4th of July Celebration. The fun will begin at 2 p.m. on July 4 with music, food and lots of activities. Music will be by John Gallagher. Food for sale will include sandwiches, grilled and smoked sausages, burgers, corn, beans and cole slaw. Games will include a double elimination corn hole tournament, which will have a $5 entry fee with 100 percent payoff. The Men's Auxiliary will host a JailN-Bail. There will be a Red Solo Cup Sale and Cake Walk by the Ladies Auxiliary. A ag retirement ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Fireworks will be at dark. All proceeds go to help veterans and veterans' families. The public is invited.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.CCC meeting planned for JulyThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce.Football camp plannedMOORE HAVEN -Muck Area' Christian Football Camp will be held July 28 at Moore Haven Jr-Sr High School Field for Grades 7-12. Cost is $10. The camp will feature former and current pro and college players, along with high school coaches. Recruiters from various colleges are also expected to attend. To reserve a spot or for more information call Rod @561.809.8300 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgGolf tourney to bene t youth programGolf tournament, Aug. 4 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Tournament to sponsor county wide youth event, "UNIFIED," coming to Okeechobee in January. I f you would like to sponsor the tournament or have a team in the tournament, or for more information call Bobby Steiert at 863634-6523. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012 Community Events 2012 Okeechobee High School Annual Scholarship Night Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSUSMC Memorial ScholarshipThe Sgt. L.T. Fields USMC Memorial Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are: Daniel Fennell, Nicholas Brown, Larry Richardson. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSAdam Bryant Memorial ScholarshipThe Adam Bryant Memorial Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are: Jesse Bryant, Phillip Suarez, Carol Bryant, Jerry Bryant.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 7 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local prosecutor has dropped a felony domestic battery charge led against a deputy with the Martin County Sheriff's Of ce (MCSO). Deputy Albert Howard Davis Sr., who lives in Okeechobee County, was arrested J une 8 and booked into the Okeechobee County Jail after an argument between Dav is and his wife reportedly turned physical. An arrest report by Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) Deputy Justin Akins said Davis had locked himself in the couple's bedroom. However, his wife broke open the bedroom door with an axe. At some point the 6-foot-2, 240-pound, Davis reportedly grabbed the axe from his wife. According to the deputy's report Davis pushed his wife to the oor and fell on top of her. Davis' wife later went to the Raulerson Hospital emergency room and was then taken to a hospital on the coast. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright said he elected to drop the charge "because all of the witnesses said it was an accident when he (Davis) fell on top of her." Mr. Albright added that the deputy's wife also chose not to prosecute her husband "because he did not hurt her intentionally." After his arrest, Davis was placed on administrative leave without pay. Rhonda Irons, MCSO public information of cer, said Davis returned to work Tuesday, June 26, and that no disciplinary action is pending. Davis was hired by the MCSO Nov. 1, 2006, and is currently assigned to the Department of Administration/Court Services. Battery charge against MCSO deputy dropped By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A narcotics task force detective arrested an Okeechobee man after it was learned he had allegedly seen four different doctors and had been given over 3,100 pain pills in a span of nine months. Jerry Cecil, 60, S.E. 64th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Saturday, June 23, on seven felony counts of doctor shopping. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $10,500 bond. Cecil, stated the detective's arrest report, had been seeing four different doctors in Okeechobee then used ve local pharmacies to ll his prescriptions. In each case Cecil was given scripts for the opiod pain killer lortab 10-500, stated the report. According to the detective from Sept. 19, 2011, until May 20, 2012, Cecil received approximately 3,120 tablets. "He was eating as many as 15 a day for pain," said the detective. The arrest report also points out that none of the doctors kne w that Cecil was seeing other physicians and receiving the same or like therapeutic substances. Cecil did, however, have a pain management contract with one of the doctors, the report added. The detective's report lists each time Cecil lled a prescription. For example, from May 4 until May 20 Cecil lled three scripts and received a total of 450 lortabs, stated the detective. As another example, the detective stated that Cecil lled three prescriptions from April 9 until April 23 and was given a total of 390 o f the pain killers. Lortab contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Area man charged with doctor shopping By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local man was charged with child abuse after he led deputies on a brief nighttime chase and was found to have his two young children on his all-terrain vehicle with him. The manChristopher Shane Boggs, 29, N.W. 38th Ave.was charged with two felony counts of child abuse and one misdemeanor count of reckless driving. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $5,500. Jail records indicate he has since been released on bond. Boggs was arrested Saturday, June 23, when deputies found him standing beside his 2011 Suzuki 500 ATV. He had apparently run the four-wheeler into a ditch. An arrest report by Deputy Joseph Hall, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), said Bogg's two childrenages 2 and 6were still on the ATV. According to the report Boggs led Deputy Hall and Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas on a brief chase in the Basswood area around 11:15 p.m. Deputy Hall stated he rst saw the yellow ATV traveling on N.W. 36th St. "... with no headlights on and at a high rate of speed." Deputy Hall went on to state that there was a light rain at the time and the roads were wet. The report indicated that Deputy Hall drove along N.W. 35th Drive then made a right turn onto N.W. 39th Ave. where he saw a man standing beside a yellow ATV that was in the ditch. As the deputy drove up to the ATV the driver reportedly "... walked towards me through the ditch and placed his hands behind his back." The deputy stated that the children were turned over to their mother. Deputy Hall indicated in his report that he also issued Boggs traf c citations for operating his ATV on a roadway and for driving with no headlights in the dark. Dad has kids on ATV; charged with abuse Jerry Cecil Christopher Boggs Pregnancy Center offers free servicesFree Pregnancy tests are available at the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee. Of ce located at 500 N.W. Sixth St. and you may call the of ce at 863-467-8748. Free Parenting Classes available for mothers (and fathers) to be or those already with babies on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Call the of ce at 863-467-8748. Come nd out about the Baby Boutique!
Vacation Bible School will be at Victory Baptist Church on July 9 through 13. Come journey with us as we explore the jungles of life and discover the treasures of serving Jesus! It will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for ages 6-12. Please call 863-763-5067 to register. Vacation Bible School is under way at Fountain of Life Church Registration is for students 5-12 years old. The focus will be the Amazing Desert Journey, where Jesus leads us home. Fountain of Life Church V acation Bible School runs through June 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. If you have any questions, please call 863-763-8945. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Womens Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! A Faith Community Nurse basic preparation course and retreat will be offered by the Interfaith Health and Wellness Association this summer. Developed within an interfaith model, this educational course and personal growth retreat prepares Registered Nurses to deliver wholistic care in faith communities. The program provides 33.5 contact hours and includes materials, lodging, meals, snacks, International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC) pin and certi cate of attendance. Participants develop the knowledge necessary for practice & have an experience of a life-time. For more information, call 561-3791972 or go online to www.ihwassoc.org. The Peace Lutheran Church Seasoned Seniors will meet on Thursday, June 28 at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Dan Colbert, Extension Agent, University of Florida, will be on hand to speak about Florida gardening, the proper time to plant, hot weather crops, and more. There will be a plant exchange and a pot luck dinner. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have an indoor garage sale in the fellowship hall located behind the Okeechobee Christian Academy on Saturday, June 30 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you would like to donate goods for the sale, tax-deduction receipts will be available. You can bring items to the fellowship hall Thursday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or call 763-7800 for more information. The Peace Lutheran School is now accepting enrollment for 2012-13 school year, ages 2 through Kindergarten. There are limited scholarships for Preschool available, as well as Step Up for students and McKay Scholarships for Kindergarten. Call 863-763-7566 for more information. Peace Lutheran Summer Camp is now accepting summer campers ages 2 through 5th grade. There are limited scholarships available and Summer VPK is offered. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekl y on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042. St. Theresas Catholic Church, on State Road 78 at Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge, is one of the meal sites for the Glades County School District Summer Food Service Program from June 18 through August 9. Meals will be provided Monday-Thursda y from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All children ages 2 to 18 years old are eligible for meals and activities at no charge. No pre-registration or paperwork is required. All children are welcome!The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 LORDY LORDY LOOK WHOS 40!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBBIE! DEBBIE SALES BIRTHDAY 8 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012 Churches host VBS and other summer activities Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pet RescuePet of the WeekRex is a large, young male neutered Spaniel mix and SPIN trained dog. He chats but not much of a barker, well behaved, and really sweet. Handsome Rex is the perfect house pet. Adoption/donation fee $175. This dog was saved from death rownow hes ready for a home of his own. Rex can be seen at the Humane Society/Pet Rescue on U.S. 98 North, next to the Okeechobee Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Homes are also needed to foster animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home.
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HEALTH RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS 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 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. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi cant side effects, while continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor. What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of ce for those patients in need. Please call 863-467-9500 for more information. What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee. 10 11 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012 June 27, 2012 Ira N. of Vero Beach won $26,680.50 w hen he hit the Spades Royal Flush Jackpot at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at Seminole Casino Brighton. This is the rst Spade Royal Flush Jackpot hit since the casino began the progressive jackpot on October 1, 2011. The lucky winner was at table number 4. He beat out seven others. The progressive jackpot grows every day. A Spades Royal Flush Jackpot occurs when a player gets a hand of 10 through ace of spades. The Seminole Casino Brighton had two bad beats hit recently and several Royal Flushes. However, this Royal Flush has been the only progressive jackpot hit. A bout the Seminole Casino at the Brighton ReservationSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405 slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, highstakes bingo action and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly staff, ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free env ironment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reserv ation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www. seminolebrightoncasino.com. V ero Beach man w ins big at Brighton Casino Special to the Okeechobee NewsIra N., winner of Spades Royal Flush Jackpot, on June 13. Founded in 1976, the American Cancer Society's Reaching Out to Cancer Kids, or R.O.C.K. Camp, is celebraing 36 years of bringing children with cancer together for a week of fun and adventure at summer camp. R.O.C.K. Camp was the rst camp of its kind exclusively serving cancer kids in the United States. Today, hundreds of children living in Florida have participated in the R.O.C.K. Camp experience. This year, campers who have endured the dayto-day challenges of surviving cancer will be setting off for a week of fun, friendship and the opportunity to go camping at R.O.C.K. camp in partnership with Camp Boggy Creek. The campers are children with cancer ages 7 -16 who are given an opportunity to experience the excitement of summer camp without feeling different from other children. While in a safe environment, children enjoy traditional camp activities, including canoeing, swimming, music, arts and crafts, archery, sports, shing, talent shows and camp res. Campers attend free of charge. Thirteen-year-old Abigail Alonzo said her favorite camp activity is archery, and she said she is excited to see old friends at camp this year. "It brings us together and it helps us feel normal together," Alonzo said. This summer more than 280 children with cancer will experience Camp Boggy Creek. This 232-acre camp near Orlando includes an extensive medical center, medical professionals including pediatric oncologists, dining hall, air-conditioned cabins, arts and crafts center, indoor recreation center, boathouse and docks, horseback riding trails and a heated pool. It's a sharp contrast to the sterile, stressful medical environment these children have to face in a hospital. Children from South Florida and the Tampa Bay Area will attend the rst camp session this week. Children from North Florida and Orlando will attend the nal session from July 24-July 30. R.O.C.K. Camp is one of three R.O.C.K. Programs offered by the American Cancer Society. Other R.O.C.K. programs include Families R.O.C.K. Weekend and the R.O.C.K. College Scholarship Program. For more information on the American Cancer Society's childhood cancer programs, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www. cancer.org. For more information about Camp Boggy Creek, call 352-483-4200 or visit www.boggycreek.org. Cancer Society sends kids to summer camp
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: email@example.com 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! Okeechobees FINEST Open MRI OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE 2 Blocks North of CVS Drugstore115 NE 3rd St. Suite A 863-824-6736 12 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee NewsMiss SunburstAnaya Gomez, 5, won the 5and 6-year-old age category in Miss Florida State Sunburst Queen Pageant in Orlando May 25-27. She will be competing in Atlanta, Ga. on Aug. 2-5, representing Florida in Miss Sunburst Internationals against girls all across the United States. The North Elementary School student is competing to win cash, scholarships, and savings bonds. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OSSLine dancing lessonsBeginner Line Dance Classes, instructed by Dee Palmer, will be offered to Seniors (60 and over) at Okeechobee Senior Services in the Congregate Dining Hall, every Monday morning beginning June 25, 9:3010:15 a.m. All Seniors welcome! In the photo from left to right are: Sue Vensel, Dee Palmer, Lynda Sweat, Beatrice Cheeks, Samantha Jewell and W.D. Palmer.
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). Carley John Treadway, 42, S.R. 78 W., Okeechobee, was arrested June 22 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a felony charge of possession of cocaine, and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended/ revoked with knowledge. His bond was set at $6,000. Tommie Jumper Wilson, 28, S.W. 17th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 23 by Deputy Kari Arnold on a warrant charging her with failure to appear (two counts). She is being held without bond. Lanford Ladon Weathersby, 67, S.W. 23rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested June 23 on Okeechobee County warrants charging him with capital sexual battery (three counts) and lewd and lascivious molestation offender over 18 (three counts). He is being held without bond. Rodney Bridenthal, 46, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested June 23 by Deputy William Jolly on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of sell/deliver/possession with intent to sell/deliver methadone within 1,000 feet of a park, community center or recreational facility (two counts). His bond was set at $40,000. Uriel Nunez, 18, N.W. 36th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 23 by Deputy William Jolly on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation dealing drugs within 1,000 feet of a school/day care center (four counts), and the misdemeanors of violation of probation possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held without bond. Jesus Delapaz, 18, S.W. 21st St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 23 by Deputy William Jolly on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation sale of other drug within 1,000 feet of a school (10 counts), violation of probation possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription (two counts). He is being held without bond. Nacho Junior Delacruz, 21, N.W. 12th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 24 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Kenneth R. Thomas, 37, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested June 25 by DOCs Michael W. White on a felony charge of violation of probation felony battery. He is being held without bond. Dashawn McCombs, 27, U.S. 441 S., Okeechobee, was arrested June 25 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of high speed or wanton eeing. His bond was set at $30,000. William McClure, 32, N.W. 42nd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 25 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of attempted burglary and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $3,000. Paul David Wood, 48, S.E. 10th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 25 by Deputy John Hazy on misdemeanor charges o f driving under the in uence and driving while license expired over four months. His bond was set at $1,250. 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. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best! Tummy Tuck Breast Augmentation Breast Lift/Reduction Endoscopic Brow Lift Face Lift Nasal Surgery Eyelid Surgery Liposculpture Botox and Fillers 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! 14 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012 Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO) will set up a DUI/drivers license checkpoint Friday, June 29, on S.E. 40th A ve. Sheriff Paul May said such check points are a proven tool and are effective in reducing the number of people killed or injured in alcohol-involved crashes. He went on to say research shows that such crashes are reduced by an average of 20 percent when w ell-publicized checkpoints are conducted enough. As drivers pass through the checkpoint law enforcement of cers will look for signs of possible impairment. Drivers will also be checked to make sure they have the proper licensing. Impaired drivers can expect to be arrested and jailed. They can also expect license suspension and an increase in their insurance, along with nes and other fees. DUI classes and other expenses can exceed $10,000, Sheriff May pointed out. Motorists are reminded that if they are going to drink they should designate a driver; call a cab; call a family member; or, stay home. Florida law considers a driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher to be impaired. Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are also in violation of state law. Assisting the sheriffs of ce will be ofcers from the Okeechobee City Police Department and troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol. DUI checkpoint planned for Friday, June 29 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News It was a quiet weekend with no calls for the City of Okeechobee Fire Department. However Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue responded to one vehicle re. According to the re report the driver of 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier was in the 3200 block of S.R. 70 W. on Saturday, June 23, when she observed smoke coming out from under the hood. The alarm came in at 2:58 p.m. One re vehicle with two personnel and one EMS vehicle with two personnel responded. They arrived on the scene at 3:02 p.m. and had the re under control by 3:15 p.m. The re was extinguished using approximately 250 gallons of water. The vehicle sustained about $5,000 worth of damage. The driver was unharmed. She reported that there had been no recent work on the car and that the car had been giving her no problems. The state re marshalls of ce is investigating. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fire/Rescue responds to vehicle re
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If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsOak Lake Villa for Rent. First and Security $600. (863)610-0516 or (561)676-5747 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. PsychicsFree Psychic Reading Reader, Healer and Adviser. Help in all life problems. Open 9 am to 9 pm. 941-979-5940 Call today for a better tomorrow! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Pets/SuppliesKITTEN grey/white tiger, male, Ready to go to a loving home. 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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice CARE AND PROTECTION TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION DOCKET NUMBER: CP 11F0092 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Juvenile Court Department Fall River Division 289 Rock Street Fall River, MA 02720 TO: SHAINA BROWN A petition has been presented to this court by the DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, seeking, as to the subject child(ren),TYLER BROWN, that said child(ren) be found in need of care and protection and committed to the Department of Children and Families. The court may dispense the rights of the person named herein to receive notice of or to consent to any legal proceeding affecting the adoption, custody, or guardianship or any other disposition of the child(ren) named herein, if it nds that the child(ren) is/are in need of care and protection and that the best interests of the child(ren) would be served by said disposition. You are hereby ORDERED to appear in this court, at the court address set forth above, on 07/20/12, at 9:00 am, for a PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE. You may bring an attorney with you. If you have a right to an attorney and if the court determines that you are indigent, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you. If you fail to appear, the court may proceed on that date and any date thereafter with a trial on the merits of the petition and an adjudication of this matter. For further information call the Of ce of the Clerk-Magistrate at 508-676-0090. WITNESS: Ronald C. Arruda Bettina Borders Clerk-Magistrate FIRST JUSTICE DATE ISSUED: 05/21/12 419525 ON 6/13,20,27/2012 RFP ADM 04-00-06-12 City of Okeechobee Request for Quali cations (RFQ) Engineering Services for FY 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Economic Development Category The City of Okeechobee hereby requests proposals from quali ed individuals or rms to provide for the Citys FFY 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development project. Certain federal and state requirement (such as equal employment provisions) will apply to the contract for this project. Engineering services shall be secured in accordance with CDBG Regulations including 24CFR, Part 85, and other procurement requirements adopted by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Civil engineering services will include, but not be limited to, preliminary evaluation/investigation, feasibility analysis, testing, design, cost estimating, permitting, contract and construction management, inspection, and other similar services. The Citys CDBG project involves left turn lane improvements to SR 70 for the Applebees Neighborhood Bar and Grill. Submittals should include corporate information, personnel who would work on the project, related experience of those personnel, public entity crime form, management work plan showing milestones and expected timeframes, rm/personnel workload, and any other relevant information deemed necessary. Certi ed MBE rms are encouraged to submit certi cation documents with their submittals. Proposals will be evaluated on an equal competitive basis using the following criteria: 1) Familiarity or ability to become familiar with the Small Cities CDBG Program (10 Points); 2) Familiarity or ability to become familiar with local conditions and familiar with water well and water treatment plant projects (10 points); 3) Technical approach to local needs, including task outline or work management plan for completion of the engineering throughout the projects (20 points); 4) Staff and Management Quali cations (20 points); 5) References and the quality of their responses (20 points). Engineering and other service fees will be negotiated after selection via the CCNA (F.S. 287.055). Original and ve (5) copies of sealed proposals marked RFP ADM 04-00-06-12 SEALED PROPOSAL FOR CDBG ENGINEERING SERVICES must be received by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 at City of Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. Faxed or emailed proposals will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Brian Whitehall, Okeechobee City Administrator, at (863) 763-3372, ext. 212. Proposals will be opened as soon as possible after the submission deadline and evaluation and selection will occur in accordance with CDBG and other funding agencies requirements at a time and place to be determined. An evaluation committee may be appointed and interviews may be conducted. Contracts resulting from the process will be subject to review and will be fashioned so as to protect the City of Okeechobees interest. The City of Okeechobee reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive any informalities or irregularities in the proposal process and to award the contract in the best interest of the City. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: FAIR HOUSING, HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION THIS LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROMOTES SECTION 3/WBE/MBE EMPLOYMENT. James E. Kirk, Mayor City of Okeechobee 420786 ON 6/27/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE: 2011 CA 199 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER TD BANK, N.A. as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, v. ANTONIO RIVERO, JR., KAREN E. RIVERO, UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY #1, n/k/a Rital Bailey c/o Razors Edge Salon UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PRORERTY #2, n/k/a Paige Co eld c/o Cole Moorman Accounting NORTHLAKE BUSINESS PLAZA CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., TRAC REFRIGERATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The Property to be sold is: PARCEL 1: LOT 20 NORTH LAKE BUSINESS PARK ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 70 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA PARCEL II LOT 19 PIONEER ESTATES UNIT 1 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGES 57 AND 58 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA PROPERTY ADDRESSES: 2800 SW 3RD TERRACE AND 5748 SE 89TH TERRACE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 TAX ID # 1-28-37-35-0020-00000-0200 & 1-04-38-36-0010-00000-0190 as recorded in OR Book 626 PAGE 0508 of the Public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. B. The Clerks Sale will take place on July 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM, at Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 19, 2012; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. ANTONIO RIVERO, JR., KAREN E. RIVERO, UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY #1, n/k/a Rital Bailey c/o Razors Edge Salon UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY #2, n/k/a Paige Co eld c/o Cole Moorman Accounting NORTHLAKE BUSINESS PLAZA CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., TRAC REFRIGERATION, INC.,; CASE: 2011 CA 199 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: April 19, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this not if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 415743 ON 6/27;7/4/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000681 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff -VS.Pamela Kane f/k/a Pamela J. Schwendenmann; David Almon Pierce; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000681 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff and Pamela Kane f/k/a Pamela J. Schwendenmann are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on July 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOTS 11, 12 AND 13, BLOCK 48, EL MIRASOL, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6* de habla, Blame 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 pays 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 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Me 711. DATED this 15th day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 418641 ON 6/20,27/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2007 389 CA Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, -vs. James Suggs and Kimberly Suggs, his wife; Kissimmee Prairie Enterprises, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Civil Case No. 2007 389 CA of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff and James M. Suggs and Kimberly Suggs, his wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on July 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 14, SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS (A/K/A) LOT M OF THE TRACT 14, SECTION 14-34-33. TOGETHER WITH DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE, YEAR: 2006, MAKE: THE ELCAR COACH DIVISION, MODEL-FLEETWOOD; VIN# GAFL575A77551CY31 & GAFL575B77551CY31, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED THEREON. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 418638 ON 6/20,27/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000156 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. ANNA HINES UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNA HINES,UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereb y g iven p ursuant to Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000382 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP -VS.William J. Tomlinson; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000382 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, Plaintiff and William J. Tomlinson are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on July 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 21 AND 22, BLOCK 2, PETIT PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, 16 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 2, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 19, BLOCK 1, SECOND REVISED PLAT OF WILCOX SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 16, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 825 SE 4th ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 N 3rd Street Okeechobee, Florida, on July 25, 2012 at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 da y s after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Sharon Robertson By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 417026 ON 6/20 27/2012 (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 O de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou apary you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de id. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou parit nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Me 711. DATED this 15th day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 418651 ON 6/20,27/2012 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 13th day of July 2012 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vins as follows: 1996 BLACK NISSAN MAXIMA JN1CA21B9TM412344 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in AS IS with no guarantees. 420827 ON 6/27/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-088 In Re: Estate of HOWARD LEROY ELLIS, a/k/a HOWARD L. ELLIS Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HOWARD LEROY ELLIS, a/k/a HOWARD L. ELLIS, deceased, whose date of death was April 26, 2012, and whose social securit y number is XXX-XX-0692, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representatives and the personal representatives attorney names are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is June 27, 2012. Personal Representative: Anita Jeanette Adams 9219 N. 16th Place Phoenix, Arizona 85020Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom Conely III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 420424 ON 6/27;7/4/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Donna J. Dortch Kellman, Petitioner and Lloyd E. Kellman, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Lloyd E. Kellman YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy o f your written defenses, if any, to it on Donna Kellman, whose address is PO Box 2794, Okeechobee on or before 3-27-2012, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Court Operations 1st Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuits Courts of ce. You ma y review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts of ce noti ed o f your current address. (You ma y le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: 4-2-12 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 420089 ON 6/20,27;7/4/2012 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.
Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000535 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP. F/K/A GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING CORPORATION Plaintiff, VS. DAVID BRAGUE A/K/A DAVID L. BRAGUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID BRAGUE A/K/A DAVID L. BRAGUE; 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); DISCOVERY MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTING, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 2, OTTER CREEK ESTATES UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. To include a: FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES 1995 VIN FLFLR70A22958SK31 69615029 1995 FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES YIN FLFLR70B22958SK31 69615030 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on July 25, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 11th day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o 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 o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 417615 ON 6/20,27/2012 Public Notice Public Notice RFP ADM 03-00-06-12 City of Okeechobee Request for Proposals (RFP) Grant Administration Services for FY 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Economic Development Category The City of Okeechobee requests proposals from individuals or rms to provide Grant Administration services for a 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development project funded through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant, contract number 12DBOH-07-57-02-E08 in the amount of $257,827.00. Grant Administration services shall include, but not be limited to: compliance with all required reporting, conducting environmental review, contractor veri cation, developing bid packages, overseeing bidding process, Davis-Bacon compliance, review progress inspections, tr acking overall grant progress in compliance with CDBG program guidelines, providing technical assistance when necessary, preparation of amendments, coordination with Citys Citizens Advisory Task Force, nancial management, and any other grant-required administration tasks requested by the City and/or funding agency. Procurement and contracting of all services shall conform to CDBG guidelines and state and federal regulations including 24 CFR, Part 85. The selection process shall be open to the public and records maintained in accordance with CDBG requirements. Proposals shall be ranked and evaluated using the following criteria: 15 POINTS COMPANY PROFILE: SCORING WILL EMPHASIZE MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATION, AVAILABILITY OF STAFF, AND LEVEL OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES. 15 POINTS COMMENCEMENT: SCORING WILL EMPHASIZE ABILITY TO COMMENCE SERVICES AND KNOWLEDGE OF CDBG REGULATIONS. 30 POINTS EXPERIENCE: SCORING WILL EMPHASIZE DIRECT PROGRAM EXPERIENCE AND SUCCESS WITH A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS INCLUDING ALL ASPECTS OF CDBG PROJECTS. 20 POINTS APPROACH STRATEGY: SCORING WILL EMPHASIZE PROJECT APPROACH FOR EACH SERVICE REQUESTED AND PROVEN IMPLEMENTATION AND/OR MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES BY THE TEAM FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT CLIENTS INCLUDING CDBG. 10 POINTS REFERENCES: SCORING WILL EMPHASIZE QUALITY OF REFERENCES. 5 POINTS WBE/MBE FIRMS: SCORING WILL BE GIVEN FOR WBE/MBE FIRMS 5 POINTS FEES: SCORING WILL EMPHASIZE PROPOSED FEE, RATES, AND LEVEL OF SERVICE IN RELATION TO PROPOSED FEES FOR EACH SERVICE REQUESTED. The previous criteria are shown in the r equired format. For a proposal to be eligible, the format must be strictly followed. During this RFP process, any intentional omissions, alterations, or false representations will be grounds for rejection of any proposal. The City of Okeechobee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MBE/WBE/DBE businesses are encouraged to participate. In compliance with the Florida Sunshine Amendment and Code of Ethics, the City strictly enforces open and fair competition in its RFPs. In accordance with Section 287.133, FS, a person or af liate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list following conviction for a public entity crime may not submit a proposal on a contract to provide services to a public entity. A public entity crimes statement is required. During the RFP process, questions or requests for additional information concerning this RFP shall be directed to Mr. Brian Whitehall, City Administrator, City of Okeechobee, 55 S.E. Third Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 or by calling Mr. Whitehall at 863-763-3372, ext. 211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The City reserves the right to request clari cation of any information submitted by proposers. The City, with suitable basis provided for by law, reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the proposal process. CDBG and other program contracts, either single or separate as required by each program, are subject to grant awards and release of funds by respective funding agencies. Consultants shall submit one original and ve copies of their proposal to the City of Okeechobee in sealed packages and marked clearly: RFP ADM 03-00-06-12, SEALED PROPOSAL FOR FY 2011 CDBG GRANT ADMINISTRATION SERVICES, no later than 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 Proposals should be delivered to: Mr. Brian Whitehall, City Administrator City of Okeechobee 55 S.E. Third Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34974 To facilitate effective evaluation by the City, proposals shall be limited to a total of 50 pages. MBE/WBE/DBE certi cation(s), statement on Public Entity Crimes, other appendix documentation, sectional dividers, and front and back covers will not be counted toward the total. A letter of interest or executive summary, not to exceed three (3) additional pages, may also be included in the proposal. Proposals that exceed this length will be considered non-responsive and will not be evaluated. Late proposals will be returned unopened. Proposals will be opened as soon as possible after the submission deadline. Evaluation and selection will occur in accordance with the appropriate requirements at a time and place to be determined. At the discretion of the City, proposers may be asked to give a short presentation/interview as part of the selection process. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: FAIR HOUSING, HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION THIS LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROMOTES SECTION 3/WBE/MBE EMPLOYMENT. James E. Kirk, Mayor City of Okeechobee 420789 ON 6/27/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2007-CA-000385 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR FINANCIAL ASSET SECURITIES CORP., SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2007-WMC1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-WMCI, Plaintiff, VS. GORDON SULEIMAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling January 13, 2010 Foreclosure Sale dated June 14, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2007-CA-000385 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank National Trust Company As Trustee For Financial Asset Securities Corp., Soundview Home Loan Trust 2007-WMC1, AssetBacked Certi cates, Series 2007-WMC1, is the Plaintiff and Gordon Suleiman, Deborah M Deskin, Eagle Point NeighborhoodAssociation, Inc., Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Unknown Spouse of Gordon Suleiman NKA Cindy Suleiman, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 25th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 19, EAGLE POINT UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 97 AND 98, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 2413 SW 33RD CIRCLE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 15th day of June, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 11-75956 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cof e 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. 420206 ON 6/27;7/4/2012 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-179 IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL LEDWARD EARNEST, a/k/a MICHAEL L. EARNEST Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the le number are indicated above. The address of the Court is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or liquidated, you must le your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2010-CA-000577 HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2005-2 Plaintiff, v. JAMES JOHNSON JR. A/K/A JAMES JOHNSON; TIFFANY A. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES JOHNSON JR. A/K/A JAMES JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIFFANY A. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN 17 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with the court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENTS DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is June 18, 2011. The date of rst publication of this Notice is June 20, 2012. Personal Representative: ASHLEY TRIPP 1007 SW 10th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 420245 ON 6/20,27/2012 TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated May 15, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2010-CA-000577, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2005-2 is Plaintiff, and JAMES JOHNSON JR. A/K/A JAMES JOHNSON AND TIFFANY A. JOHNSON, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobe County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 25th day of July, 2012 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 18, TALL PINES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 5724 Northeast 4th Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34974. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on May 15, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: SANDRA L. CREECH Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact 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. 418639 ON 6/20,27/2012 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Earn some extra cash. 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for 99 years. The heart of the proposal concerns selling RV sites for the duration of the 99 year lease. Our goal is tourism, Mr. Henderson said. The reason this will work is the location of the project. He thinks Okee Tantie is in an ideal location on the lake. He said Okeechobee is in the right place to attract RVers from either coast. He also hopes to attract RVers from other states. Word of mouth is the greatest advertiser in the RV business, Mr. Henderson said. Lot owners would be limited to staying six months at a time. It is still to be determined the minimum amount of time the lot would have to be vacated. While a lot is v acant the management reserves the right to rent it. The project is proposed in four phases. A major concentration in phase I would be dev elopment of a public use area adjacent to S.R. 70. The bandstand would be moved to that area. Mr. Henderson said that the seating area would be enlarged and that there w ould be no charge to use the bandstand. The current bait shop would be turned into a convenience store for use by the RVers. His plans also call for another row of slips down the middle of the marina. He said present use of the park by airboaters would continue. This is the niche not being served in Okeechobee County, he said, adding that the trend is for RV owners to be constantly upgrading their camping facilities. The owners of the lots would pay ad valorum taxes and the renters would pay a bed tax. Because of limited storage facilities, Mr. Henderson said RVers would have to shop about every three days. The ad valorum tax comes close to being net, net, net, he said. Mr. Henderson predicted the county would receive about $2.5 million a year in ad valorum taxes and the RVers would have minimum impact on the infrastructure. He said the park would have no impact on schools and the park guests would not be constantly using the roads in commuting to work. The county would receive a percentage of the sales and rentals.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. 18 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Natures Pantry 417 WS Park St. (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! OKEE-TANTIEContinued From Page 1 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News At their meeting tomorrow Okeechobee County Commissioners will once again consider the southwest drainage project. They will be considering awarding a contract for that section of the project on S.W. 21st Street roughly between S.W. Second Avenue and S.W. Seventh Avenue and a portion of S.W. Seventh Avenue. At the June 7 meeting this item was considered and tabled in order to determine if the city had any interest in helping to pay the matching funds part of the Department of Transportation grant that is funding the project. At their June 19 meeting the Okeechobee City Council voted to pay no more than $95,000, w hich is 50 percent of the countys match. However, the city will not pay for any cost over runs. Turning to other items, the board is expected to: change voting precinct boundaries to conform to the 2010 census; receive the auditors report on the scal year 2010/2011 budget; approve a contract for heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements at the Douglas Brown Center; purchase a replacement x-ray machine for the judicial center; award a contract for culvert replacement at N.E. 80th Avenue and 48th Street; approve a new job description for seasonal mowers; and; receive an overview of the current nancial situation through May 31.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at email@example.com. County commissioners to consider southwest area drainage project contract If you go ...WHAT: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners WHEN: 9 a.m., Thursday, June 28 WHERE: Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First! Tractor Trailer Crashes Auto Crashes Motorcycle Crashes Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N Okeechobee Fly Control Mineral Fly Blocks Fly Spray Fly Bait Pour-ons Fly Bags Your Fly Control Center 19 Okeechobee News June 27, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Waste ManagementWaste Management supports Chakas StarsWaste Management sponsored two teams for the 2012 Chakas Stars golf tournament on Saturday, June 23. Participating in the tournament are: James Beville, Jason Johns, Teresa Chandler and Tony Bishop. For more information on Chakas Stars Foundation visit www.chakastarsfoundation.com or call 863-634-7424. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand Oaks Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand OaksGrand Oaks shing tripResidents at Grand Oaks enjoyed shing in the Rim Canal in Okeechobee. In the photo at the top Grand Oaks resident Bob Rice enjoys shing while on the recent Grand Oaks shing trip. In the bottom photo, Grand Oaks resident Ellen Bastianelli had a great time shing and helping activities director Jennifer Dodd get untangled from lily pads. SKYWARN training class 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 772-6315846. Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Winners for June 22Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Golf Scores for the week of June 22 were: First place, Chet Hendren; second place tie, Howard Shelkie and Gary Lee; third place tie, Rocky Carbia, Bob Meyers, Harry White and Norman Koff.
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