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12.02 feetLast Year: 9.80 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News It’s not a question of “if” Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) rates will go up. It’s a question of “when” and “how much.” “Without a doubt the income from existing rates will not meet expenses over time,” rate consultant Murray Hamilton of Public Reserves Management Group told the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) board of directors at their July 3 meeting. “Over time existing rates will have to be increased,” he told the board. He said that the system is underutilized causing the xed cost per existing customer to be higher. That means that current water and sewer use is way short of the capacity of water and sewer treatment plants. He said that as the system is expanded xed costs per customer will go down. Mr. Hamilton said that current revenue requirements are $11.2 million while current income from rates is $9.2 million. He said the budget is balanced by utilizing reserves. Mr. Hamilton presented three possible scenarios over a ve-year period. In each scenario it was assumed that developers would make their annual developer’s OUA rates must go up to meet costs Wednesday, July 4, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 80 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Have a safe and happy Independence Day Boshell withdraws from county race ... Page 4 Special to the Okeechobee NewsMiss Firecracker PageantJust in time for the Fourth of July celebrations, the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Volunteers hosted the 18th annual Mr. and Miss Firecracker fundraiser pageant on Saturday in the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Auditorium. Above, Brittany Avant (center) was crowned Miss Firecracker; with Hannah Whiting (right) rst runner-up and Allison Chandler (left) second runner-up. Below, Tiny Miss Firecracker Alexis Rainwater (second from right) with rst runner up Waniya Fortner, second runner up, Maci Gagliardi and third runner up Paizlee Rayne Miller. For more, see page 15. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A caregiver for an elderly man is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on 116 felony counts and $580,000 bond after his family learned she reportedly had been taking money from his checking account and using his credit card. In all, Christina Lee Santiago is accused of taking $19,681.70 from the 79-year-old man for whom she was caring. Santiago, 27, is charged with 81 counts of exploitation of the elderly, 34 counts of criminal use of personal identi cation and one count of grand theft from a person over 65 years of age. The victim also bought Santiago a $12,000 automobile, stated an arrest report by Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) Deputy Cari Arnold. The deput y went on to state that a contract was drawn up by which the caregiver was to repay the loan, but it does not state if Santiago had actually made any payments. According to the report, when family members were helping the victim with his banking account, a $4,000 discrepancy was found. When confronted, Santiago reportedly admitted to taking the Caregiver accused of stealing from man, 79 Christina Santiago See THEFT — Page 20 See OUA — Page 20 OHS Scholarship night photos inside

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By Sharon VinsonSpecial to the Okeechobee News My Aunt’s House is proud to announce the completion of the sixth Summer Basic Sewing Camp. The camp had 13 girls sign up and 13 girls completed the camp. The girls were enthusiastic from the rst day. They caught on quickly and seemed to truly enjoy themselves. Some continue to come, two weeks later. For their rst project, the campers decorated a small back pack with buttons, ribbons and beads. (This bag was used to store the sewing supplies they were given the rst day.) The purpose of this project was to teach the girls the art of threading a needle, tying a knot in the thread, sewing on a button, sewing a straight seam, etc., all by hand, of course. Great Job. Campers then made place mats, a set of four, in patriotic print, just in time for the fourth. It was the rst time at a sewing machine for most and they did super! For the next project, they made ‘hotdog in a bun’ pillowcases. This project was introduced by Pat O’Connor. The pattern is used for the ConKerr Cancer Group for children. They hope to present the organization with about 25 pillowcases. The girls had a great time with this project. Their next project was making frilly fun aprons, introduced by Monika Allen, who stepped in to aid the girls with this task. She really did a super job and the girls really liked to listen to her. On their last day of camp the girls made a rag quilt pillow to decorated their rooms or give as a gift. What a great job they did and all in one day. My Aunts House planned a lunch treat for the girls at Mama Flegos, right around the corner, at 202 N.E. 2nd St., #10. The owner of Mama Flegos, George Marshall, treated the whole bunch of “sew and sews to lunch.” The group would like to say “thank you, Mr. George Marshall and Mama Flegos! Thanks again.” Thank you, also, to a special group o f girls who were so much fun to work with. Thanks to Children’s Services Council which allowed the group the opportunit y ( nancially and supportively) to introduce these young women to sewing. The girls learned the basics of sewing, and much more. They are able to use their imagination and their creativity to assemble something to wear or use. There may be a couple o f girls that took the camp and decided knowing the basics was enough for them. But, the majority of the girls will continue sewing. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Libby Maxwellfor Supervisor of Elections Dear Voters of Okeechobee County: Our country was founded upon the desire for freedom, and our election process is the way that we maintain that freedom. The right to vote is one of our most precious American liberties, but with it comes great responsibility. Likewise, the Supervisor of Elections requires a diverse set of qualifications. I am announcing my candidacy for the open seat of Supervisor of Elections, and I would like to share with you the qualities and experience that I believe make me the most qualified: Community leadership is necessary for the effective and complete performance of this state constitutional officer’s duties. In addition to conducting the elections, our Supervisor must work well with the County for budgeting, and must be able to represent at the State level when necessary. She must have access to civic organizations and citizen groups, and must be able to conduct voter education programs in our public schools, and for citizens countywide. Experience and training in law will be important to the next Supervisor of Elections, who must be able to closely monitor the elections laws that are planned by the State. Since the election of 2000, when the US Supreme Court weighed in on the vote recount, Florida elections laws have been constantly evolving. Florida has become a key swing state in national elections, and we should expect to see our State elections laws continue to change. Business experience is important to the Supervisor because in addition to managing the permanent office, she must recruit, train, and assign a large temporary staff of poll workers, and contract for and improve polling locations for each election. She also must develop and utilize the technology and equipment that will make the elections process as efficient as possible. I am an Okeechobee native who answered a calling to public service by returning home as a schoolteacher. In order to reach more people, I went back to school and studied law at the University of Florida. While managing my own business, I have given much to public and civic service, and have served in community leadership roles. Please visit my website to review my community leadership experience, resum, and professional experience, at www.LibbyMaxwell.com. I would appreciate the honor of serving as Okeechobee’s new Supervisor of Elections, and I pledge to perform the duties of the Office with the same devotion to our community that I have demonstrated throughout my life. VERY TRULY YOURS, LIBBY MAXWELLPaid by Libby Maxwell, No Party Affiliation, for Supervisor of Elections 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! Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012 Independence Day: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 88F with a heat index of 93F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%Extended ForecastThursday Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 88F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Thursday Night Partly cloudy with thunderstorms in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Okeechobee Forecast My Aunt’s House completes 2012 Summer Sewing Camp Special to the Okeechobee NewsThirteen girls completed the My Aunt’s House 2012 Summer Basic Sewing Camp. From sewing basics, through place mats, pillowcases, aprons and fancy pillows, the all-girl class worked hard to complete their projects.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Friends and Neighbors I want to thank all of my many friends and neighbors for all your support in my campaign for re-election as your property appraiser. It has come to my attention that people are not aware that they must be a registered Republican in order to vote in some of the local races on August 14th, The Republican Primary. “In other words if you are registered as a Democrat, Independent or No Party Af liation you will not be able to vote in the Republican Primary Races.THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER OR CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION IS JULY 16TH. I need your support in the August 14th election. If you wish to vote in the Republican primary on August 14th please go to the Supervisor of Elections of ce and change your party af liation now before it is too late. REMEMBER THE DEADLINE TO DO THIS IS JULY 16TH. I thank you again for your support!Paid by W.C. Sherman, Republican, for Property Appraiser Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. 3 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee NewsB.R.A.T. Club Summer DanceB.R.A.T. Club hosted the rst summer teen dance on Saturday, June 23. Over 90 students enjoyed food, music, games and entertainment. The next dance will be held July 21 from 7-10 p.m. at the Freshman Campus. B.R.A.T. Club thanks the following for their continuous support: Ding-A-Ling Deli, Dominos, East Coast Signs, Beef O' Brady's, Okeechobee Freshman Campus, Okeechobee County School Board, Eastcoast Signs, DP Productions, Okeechobee City Police, Okeechobee News, WOKC and the many volunteers who donate their time. For more information on the B.R.A.T. Club, call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Members of the Indian River State College Chapter of Health Occupations Students of A merican (HOSA) returned from the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Orlando w ith several top awards. There were over 7,000 participates. HOSA is a national student organization that promotes career opportunities in the health care eld. Second-place winner: Adrianna Abner, of Okeechobee County, in Physical Therapy. Third-place winner: Lauri Rowell, of Martin County, in Extemporaneous Writing. Top Ten in Nation winners: Victor Gandarilla, of Okeechobee County, in Medical Spelling; Patrick Doran, of Martin County, and Brian Wehner, of Indian River County, in Sports Medicine; and Olivia Burgess, of Indian River County, Jaime Register, of Okeechobee County, and Dean Otto, of Brevard County in Public Service Announcement. IRSC offers four-year Bachelor's Degrees in Health Care Management, Nursing, Biology, Business Administration, Organizational Management, Information Technology, Education, Human Services, Digital Media, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and Public Safety Administration, as well as two-year Associate's Degrees and Technical Certi cate programs. For more information, contact the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-7924772 or www.irsc.edu. IRSC students excel in health careers at national competition Special to the Okeechobee News/ IRSC(Left to right) Emily Shoemaker, Jamie Register, Patrick Doran, Laural Karr, Dean Otto, Lauri Rowell, Adrianna Abner, Brian Wehner, Olivia Burgess and Victor Gandarilla, who are members of the Indian River State College Chapter of Health Occupations Students of American (HOSA), returned from the HOSA National Leadership Conference with several top awards.

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Summer camps I was in Palm Beach County watching the kids at the summer camp in Belle Glade. They were having a great time. I asked my friend how much she paid and she told me it’s free from June 18 through Aug. 18. Okeechobee County has nothing free for the kids in the county or if they do, it’s a secret. T his county has never done nothing for the kids. Cops wonder why the kids are into everything and there’s nothing to do. My kids have to stay home because I’m not fortunate enough to pay for these high summer camps in this county. Belle Glade is always giving to t he community and looks out for the less fort unate kids. This county is not fair. Where is t he government money going in this county?  Belle Glade is in Palm Beach County w hich is a very wealthy county. That county has money to spread around, and the poor areas do get some bene ts. But providing free camps in Belle Glade does not seem t o stop the crime problem there among the y outh. Do you watch the news and see all of t he shootings, stabbings and other violence related to teens in Belle Glade? As for where does Okeechobee County money go? Most of t he county property taxes go just to fund the s heriff’s of ce and the jail. Property owners here do pay a Children’s Services Tax and that money helps fund summer programs. They aren’t free, but they are reasonable and many have a sliding scale so low-income residents get a big discount. The sheriff has a one week free camp for children. And these programs are no secret. Every school child is given a b ooklet to take home with all of the informat ion about the camps.Health bill What does everyone think about the new law our esteemed Communist in charge has put upon the Americans, at least we will b e Americans for a while till he gures out how we can be part of or can come up with a way to make us like his hero Karl Marx.  I can’t say what I think. If I do the men in Black will come get me and lock me up for life. If a person can’t afford to buy health insurance in the rst place, how is it going to help to ne someone if they don’t? I guess the plan is to expand Medicaid to many more people, then the taxpayers can foot the bill anyway. There’s no sense to any of this, and the jerk still can’t gure a way to get people working. As far as the property taxes go, which fund many programs for our poor, what will happen when more and more people cannot pay their mortgage payments, much less their taxes? The (p)Resident is on record as saying, “No one making under $250,000 will see their taxes go up a dime.” Yet the Wall Street Journal’s Senior Economist is on record stating nearly 75 percent of Obamacare costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year. How’s that hopeychangey stuff working out for ya?Jobs bill The president’s big plan to get people working is to raise taxes and use the money to hire more government employees such as re ghters, police and teachers. How are we supposed to pay all these taxes? The government is too large to begin with. We do need more re ghters, police and teachers, but what we really need to do to pay for those needed services is cut out some of the bloated government positions we already have. We do not need all those people in Washington D.C. They could probably cut about half of the federal government positions and still get the necessary services completed. They don’t want to cut the federal jobs because that would be more people out of work. But the federal government has been borrowing billions of dollars to pay for those jobs. We have to stop borrowing money from China, cut the federal budget and learn to live within our means.OUA I was just noti ed that we are under a boil water alert again. One would THINK that with as much as OUA charges, we would at the very least be able to DRINK the water from the faucet more often than we have to boil it rst.. The bad thing is we HAVE to pay OUA, we don’t have an option of choosing another company. And they sure are NOT hesitant about shutting your water off at all... then they’ll charge you to turn it back on two hours later. This is ridiculous! How long have they been in the “water business?” Now I have an extra bill to pay—one for the regular water bill, and one for drinking water. One water bill to shower with, and one water bill so I have something when I am thirsty cause I never know when there will be another alert. Commission moves ahead with Okee-Tantie Project planThank you to the Board of County Commissioners for moving the Okee-Tantie Project forward. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, during the planning phase, met with any concerned citizens. Those that addressed the board during public comments were from local airboat groups, Lightsey’s Restaurant, a contractor and others were all in favor of this project. No one who spoke was against the development of the park. Commissioner Frank Irby listened to the presentation and had some good questions in regards to ad valorem taxes. He brought up the fact that the ad valorem tax would not be paid until a lot is sold. He worked through the issue with the developer, who then agreed to pay the ad valorem taxes at the time they nish each phase. Commissioner Margaret Helton also voted in favor of the project. Her concerns were with the boating and shing community and she wanted to make sure, in the contract negotiations that these issues would be addressed so that the public would always have the right to launch their boats from Okee-Tantie, 24/7. A job well done commissioners. Keep up the good work for the citizens of Okeechobee. Commissioner Ray Domer was opposed to the project. He did not feel it was in the best interest of the community. During the independent auditor’s report by Julie Fowler, she ended her presentation by saying that her concern is that Okee-Tantie is not able to be self supporting and as a result we are putting governmental revenues there to continue that fund. However, those funds still have a loss for the year. That would be the area of the most critical concern when the auditors look at the nancial condition assessment of the county. Commissioner Joey Hoover was absent. Carl Shumate(Candidate for County Commission)To my Okeechobee familyToday, I must unfortunately terminate my campaign for the Okeechobee County Commissioner District 3 seat. Due to unforeseen life circumstances, I need to withdraw from the race. I have truly enjoyed every part of this adventure and one day hope to have this type of opportunity again. I want to thank all of my supporters and sponsors and hope you understand tha t I would never stop something that I hav e started unless it is in the best interest of all the people involved. I want to thank you all again for your support, understanding, and encouragemen t throughout this entire process. I will honestly miss working with you as a whole mor e than you can realize. Best wishes to my Okeechobee family! Tara BoshellWhat’s in the news?Here we go again, Okeechobee! No w what is in the news? What are we talking about? First the historic healthcare ruling tha t sealed President Obama’s legacy! Shocked the GOP. Hey, it is an election year. Locally, nationally. All over these United States. Wha t would George Washington or Abe Lincoln say today? What about the George Zimmerman case unraveling, bond hearing, money and lying. Where is the truth? Somebody, anybody—keep watching CNN/HLN, news fo r this trial? Chief Justice John Roberts, lifetime on the Supreme Court, surprised everyone with unheard of political rhetoric. In the words o f the late Rodney King—can’t we all just ge t along! We are almost on the verge of losing it in politics/hatred/racism/brewing. Crazy tactics to go after Eric Holder, the Attorney General, since when, like never, has an Attorney General been called out/slammed. Ugly politics. Nov. 6, 2012 election will be over? R.I.P. Gas prices down. Economy improving, White House scored a huge victory las t Thursday. What does health care mandat e really say? Preventive care/ contraceptive / cancer screening/ prenatal care/ colleg e students/ young adults under 26 can sta y on parent’s insurance. Pre-existing conditions—you are all covered. Start date: mandate, 2014. What year is this? 2012. An election year, baby Romney repeal/replace the Democrats Obama/Biden everyday working class people. Lives are at stake @2012. Brenda Scott July 4, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012 Fish Busters BulletinBy Bob WattendorfFWC Have you ever heard of an angler who doesn’t want to brag about a big catch? OK, so shermen (and women) have been known to exaggerate a bit. The big one that got away has become synonymous with “a sh story,” which is de ned as an extravagant exaggeration. Well, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserv ation, and the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission before it, have sought since 1953 to help anglers document their big catches and to give them bragging rights. The antecedent of the evolving “Big Catch Angler Recognition Program” was a “ shing citation” program run by Florida Wildlife Magazine from 1953-1976. The actual Big Catch A ngler Recognition Program began in 1990; at the time, a sh’s weight was required. The program was revamped in 1996 with creation of categories for Specialists ( ve qualifying sh of the same species), Masters ( ve qualifying sh of different species) and Elite anglers (10 qualifying sh of different species). At that time, a few new species were added along with a youth category representing a size roughly 25 percent smaller than the adult quali cation size. In addition, rules were relaxed to allow anglers to report sh based on length or weight (with either a photo or witness to document the application). The objectives were to recognize anglers, so they feel good about their accomplishments, encourage appropriate catch-and-release, and collect informal data on where big sh were being caught in various locations around the state to share with other anglers. Since 1990, more than 7,500 Big Catch certi cates have been issued— that’s almost one per day. Awards were and still are a full-color, frameable certi cate with the Duane Raver image of the appropriate species, plus a window decal for adults and a 3-inch pin/button for youth. The Master and Elite certi cates were based on the “Go Fishing” largemouth bass conservation tag. In July, another upgrade to the program will take place. In addition to traditional paper submissions, a new mobile-friendly Internet reporting system will be available to the public, so anglers can submit their catches and photos electronically as well as get reports on when and where freshwater shing is at its best. New sponsors, such as FishPhotoReplicas.net and SportsmanOnCanvas.com, are offering 20 percent discounts to help certi cate winners further memorialize their catch—and avoid the stigma of just another “ sh story.” Several changes in sizes and species are described below, which will represent the new standards—based on actual FWC eld data from over a quarter-million sh—beginning July 1, 2012. Among the changes are new sizes for Suwannee and shoal bass. Alligator gar, red n pickerel and skipjack herring have been dropped. Yellow perch, Mayan cichlid and jaguar guapote were added. In addition, a new series of freshwater grand slams is being added, including: Black Bass (for catching a largemouth, spotted, shoal and Suwannee bass in the same year); Bream (for catching any four of bluegill, redear sun sh, spotted sun sh, warmouth, redbreast sun sh or ier in one day); and Nonnative Fish (for catching a butter y peacock, Mayan cichlid and oscar in one day) slams— see MyFWC.com/BigCatch for details. The Big Catch Angler Recognition Program will be followed in October 2012 with a fantastic new TrophyCatch program for anglers who catch and release largemouth bass greater than 8 pounds. Three different tiers will be recognized: The Lunker Club (8.0-9.9 lbs), The Trophy Club (10.0-12.9 lbs) and the Hall-of-Fame Club (13 pounds and greater). Anglers will be encouraged to follow catch-and-release guidelines for these big bass (8.0-12.9) and to document the catch with a length, weight and series of photos prior to release. A more thorough certi cation process will be in place for Hall-of-Fame bass. As TrophyCatch is developed and executed, it will provide reward incentives to encourage anglers to report and live-release trophy bass (more than 8 pounds), create public/private partnerships to protect trophy bass and promote shing, and support conservation programs. By documenting veri ed catches of troph y bass and publicizing them Florida’s bass sheries will maintain worldwide prominence. By using the data on when and where troph y bass are produced, biologists can improve trophy-bass management via habitat enhancement, regulation management, stocking or other means that are proven to increase catch of trophy largemouth bass while fostering a strong catch-and-release conservation ethic. The excitement of these angler recognition programs will also increase shing participation of Florida’s youth and families and attract more anglers to Florida, while promoting strong conservation messaging. Among the most important outcomes will be increased public awareness and commitment to protect our sheries and their habitats. TrophyCatch will rely heavily on private support, partnerships and sponsorships and is expected to evolve in the coming years. It is a hallmark of the long-term Black Bass Management Plan that was created through an interactive process with anglers, researchers, tourism and outdoor communications professionals and shing-related business representatives. Ultimately the goal of the plan, including TrophyCatch as one component, is to ensure Florida is the undisputed Bass Fishing Capital of the World. John Cimbaro contributed to Bob Wattendorf’s column. A ngler-recognition revisited by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Celebrate our grand heritageBy Pat Hogue, Debbie Clements, Dan Culbert & Courtney DavisUF/IFAS Okeechobee County Extension A gents Picture this: a country at war, a society divided by the “haves” and “have-nots” and little hope for the future of the average man, w oman or child. Yet, a glimmer of hope appears in the midst of all this strife and the country’s statesmen come up with a novel idea and an ingenious way to pay for it: sell off the public lands, and give the money to states who promise to start public schools to teach useful skills to the common folk. Sounds like what we could use right now, right? Well, actually we do have it right now, and we’ve had it for the past 150 years. On J uly 2, lots of our country was gearing up to celebrate the 236th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by a bunch of rebels in Philadelphia. However, there were a considerable number of others w ho were recognizing a piece of landmark legislation that was signed into law by Abraham Lincoln in Washington on July 2, 1862.Colleges for the Common ManIn the late 1850s the common man was often tied to the farm. The learned upperclass could send their children to expensive private colleges to become lawyers, ministers or bankers, but there was little hope of the average person attending a school to learn how to be more ef cient in producing food and ber. As early as the 1830s there were calls for agricultural colleges in the U.S. Professor Jonathan Baldwin Turner convinced the Illinois legislature to ask Congress to fund a system of state agricultural and mechanical colleges. Vermont Congressman Justin Morrill was asked to sponsor such a bill in 1857. This bill was passed by Congress, but because many southern states were not in favor of this idea, President Buchanan vetoed the bill. And then along came the Civil War. Congressman Morrill submitted his bill again in 1861, with the additional language that these public institutions would teach military tactics in addition to agriculture and the mechanical arts. Many states that did not support the original plan were in rebellion, enabling the Morrill Act to pass in the Senate on June 10 and the House on June 17. It was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on July 2, 1862.Land for LearningFunds were tight, but there was lots of public land. (In fact, two months after Morrill’s Law was approved, Congress passed the Homestead Act, which gave away land to those that agreed to live and work on it.) The Land-Grant College Act gave each state 30,000 acres of land for each Congressman and Senator that represented their people in 1860. The land was to be sold, and the funds were then used to establish in each state a college for Agricultural & Mechanical arts. This is where the term A&M comes from. Today there are 57 of these “1862” Land Grant Colleges in each state, and there are even Land-Grant schools in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the Paci c territories. (I feel pretty certain that anyone that has read this far has a pretty good idea of who is Florida’s 1862 Land-Grant University!) In the Reconstructed South, these colleges were often segregated, and blacks were excluded from the bene ts of these institutions. Congressman Morrill addressed this issue in 1890 by sponsoring a Second Morrill Act, which was passed on Aug. 30, 1890. Instead of land, actual funds were given to establish these “1890” Land-Grant Colleges. There are currently 17 such 1890 schools, including Florida A&M University. A third Land Grant-Act was passed in 1994. This Act appropriated funds for the establishment of Tribal colleges for Native America schools. There are currently 34 of these 1994 Land-Grant institutions. They are mostly located in the Western and North central states. Florida does not have any 1994 Land-Grant institutions.The rest of the story There are two other pieces of important legislation that complete the Land-Grant College system. In 1887, the Hatch Act was passed to provide funding for Agricultural Experiment Stations that would work within the Land-Grant Colleges. The Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, with 1000 faculty across two schools, 15 academic departments, 12 research and education centers and 67 counties, our Sunshine State is well served in developing new scienti c knowledge in agricultural, natural resources and human systems. A nal key part of the system is the SmithLever Act. In 1914, this Act provided funds through each Land-Grant institution to “extend” the knowledge from the college, as discovered in the Experiment station, directly to the people in ways and means that help them solve their problems. It really is Solutions for your Life. Cooperative Extension is the part that delivers knowledge and assistance to the people in their communities. In two years, our of ce will be exploring the implications of a hundred years of service to the American people. The three legged stoolThe Land-Grant College system is often described as a three-legged stool that supports each state in the nation. The analog y is a good one to consider when examining the role of publicly supported education. If you take away any of the legs of such a stool, it falls down. Likewise, the Land-Gant mission envisioned by Jonathan Turner and Justin Morrill in 1862 has become a nationwide system, where teaching, research, and Extension are all interdependent on each other. Our teaching roles at the University, our access to new scienti c knowledge, and our means of listening to and assisting the local community are all essential roles of a modern Land-Grant University. In our travels abroad and in conversations with persons in other countries, our US Land-Grant College system is the envy o f the world. We here at your County Cooperative Extension Service are proud to be a part of this historic milestone in our country’s development, and stand ready to continue to serve our community, state country and the world. Please visit our website for more information about this historic event: http:/ / okeechobee.ifas.u .edu. Guest Commentary

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Penny M. Chaisson, 60OKEECHOBEE — Penny M. Chaisson, formerly of Phillipston, Ma., died Friday, June 22, 2012, in Fort Wayne, Ind., after suddenly being stricken with illness while visiting her daughter. Penny was a member of the Moose Lodge currently serving as secretary. She was also a former member of the Ladies Auxilary of the American Legion Unit #64. Penny was preceded in death by her father; son, Dale Rose; and her brother, Gar y Hiscock. Penny leaves two daughters, Allison Tindall and her husband Shane, of Florence Ky., and Melanie Justus and her husband Steven, of Portland, Ind.; her mother, Dorothy Hiscock, o f Okeechobee; and three grandchildren, Stephen Chaisson, Alson Chaisson, and Jonathin Troendle. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Jul y 9, 2012, at the New Testament Baptist Church. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012 Eagles North to host bingo night tonightEagles North will have bingo Wednesday, J uly 4 at 4:30 p.m. Come have a great time w ith us. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. 9985 U.S. 441 N.BHR VFW plans July 4 celebration at its PostBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, on S.R. 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 w ill 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. A merican Legion Post to host July 4th picnicAmerican Legion Post 64 will host a 4th of July barbecue ON Wednesday July 4th from 2 TO 6 p.m. Burgers & hot dogs will be served. Covered dishes are welcome. Music by Carl Cable will be featured. Come join the fun! Proceeds donations will bene t the veterans group.Museum closed for the month of JulyThe Okeechobee Historical Society w ishes to announce that during the month of July, the Historical Society and the Okee Tantie Quilters will NOT be meeting. This means that the Okeechobee Historical Museum will not be open on Thursdays during the month of July. Both groups will resume activities in August. Eagles North to host steak night on July 6Eagles North will have Friday steak night on July 6 starting at 5:30 p.m. Music by Lisa. On Saturday, July 7 come join us for card bingo starting at 5 p.m. All proceeds will bene t the F.O.E. 4137 Community Bene t Fund. The club is located at 9985 U.S. 441 N.Cypress Hut Eagles to host steak night at lodgeCypress Hut Eagles will host a steak dinner on Friday, July 6 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. The menu will include steak with a baked potato or sweet potato, salad bar, and dessert for $12. Music will be furnished by W es and Deb. All proceeds will go to Community Charity Fund.Eagles plan birthday bashCypress Hut Eagles will host a Birthday Bash on Saturday, July 7 at 4 p.m. They will serve Sloppy Joe’s with potato salad and chips. Music will be by Cowboy. All Proceeds go to Community Charity Fund.Amateur Radio Club meetsThe Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club hold their July Business meeting on Monday, July 9 at Beef O’Brady’s 608 South Parrott Ave in the Club Room. The meal is scheduled for 6pm, and the business meeting will follow at 7 p.m. and usually runs for about an hour. All members of the club are invited to attend, and anyone in the Okeechobee area who has an interest in Amateur radio is also invited to attend and share a meal with the members of the club. Topics of discussion will include the Amateur Radio Field Day participation from two weeks ago, and planning for the annual “Hamfest in the Woods” to take place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. For more information, please contact club president, Tom Timmons at 863-467-5435 and leave a message.Public invited to have coffee with Commissioner IrbyCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Frank Irby on Tuesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. until noon and will be held in Commissioner Irby’s of ce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St., Room 241. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. Sports Complex to host Dive in Movie on July 12Okeechobee County Sports Complex Pool will host Family Night on Thursday, July 12 from 6-8 p.m. The entry fee of $2 includes pool entrance and Dive in Movie. Popcorn and drinks will be available for sale.SKYWARN training class is being offeredThe National Weather Service and Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center with support from the Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will conduct a Weather Watching/SKYWARN Basic Training, on Saturday, July 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the EOC, 707 N.W. Sixth St. This is a free class and is open to the public. The idea of Skywarn is to train citizens to observe and report severe weather to help the National Weather Service predict the weather and to help keep others safe. The SKYWARN Spotter Training class will provide you with all the information needed to become a registered spotter for the National Weather Service. For more information, see http://SKYWARN.mcaraweb.com. To register for the class, please contact Ron Tagg at kd4pqq@arrl.net or 772-6315846.Freedom Outreach shing tournaments are scheduledThe 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.Political forum set for July 16A political forum will be held on July 16 in the Osceola Middle School Gymnasium, 825 S.W. 28th St., from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The forum will include candidtes from the following races: U.S. Senator; U.S. Representative District 17; State Representative District 55; Sheriff; Property Appraiser; School Board District 2; and, County Commission Districts 1, 3 and 5. The forum will also be broadcast live on WOKC 100.9 FM and 1570 AM.Poker run bene ts children of Heather TownA poker run and bake sale to bene t Heather Town’s children are planned for July 22 with the rst bike out at 1 p.m. and last bike in at 3 p.m. The rst stop is J&S Fish Camp; second stop, Happy Hour Tavern; third stop, Frost Mug; fourth stop, North Eagles Aerie on U.S. 441 N.; fth stop, Good Spirits Lounge; sixth stop Uncle Larry’s Rim Ditch Cafe. The last stop is at the Cypress Hut Eagles 4701 441 Southeast (the old Cypress Hut Flea Market). This is where the bene t will be. There will be a bake sale, a 50/50 drawing, and pulled pork sandwich dinners for $6. Music will be by Debbie and Jimmy Harper. A car wash sponsored by Kitana and friends will start at noon. For more information, contact Chrissy at 863-697-6812 or Courtney at 863-261-1920.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 Okeechobee County 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 rfelt10@aol.com. Community Events Pet Rescue hosts dog behaviorist, Tibor FeigelDog Training Seminar with Dog behaviorist, Tibor Feigel of ZEN K-9 is returning to the Okeechobee Pet/Rescue shelter by popular demand on July 15, from 1 until 3 p.m. Tibor Feigel lead trainer of Zen-K9 will address owner behavior concerns and behavioral modi cation during a two-hour seminar. Tickets are on sale in advance at the Pet/Rescue shelter. Seating is limited. Cost is $25 per person or $45 per family. Those who adopted dogs from the shelter will get a $5 discount.

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Okeechobee Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. 6th Street, will hold “Sonrise National Park” Vacation Bible School, J uly 8-12, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children ages 2-12 are welcome. The free program w ill include Bible stories, crafts, skits, games and songs. For more information, contact Mrs. Carolyn at 863-357-3680. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have their free family movie night, Friday, July 6, at 7 p.m. The movie, “The Woodcarver” tells the story of a reclusive woodcarver who forms an unlikely friendship with a rebellious teenager and by laboring together come to realize that all things are possible with faith, family and friendship. The public is invited. 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. First Baptist Church of Okeechobee ’s Vacation Bible SchoolAmazing W onders Aviation.will be July 9–13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. VBS is for kids going into kindergarten through fth grade. For more information, call 863-763-2171, visit fbcokee.org, or come by the church at 401 S.W. 4th St. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! 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 863-7637566 for more information. Peace Lutheran Summer Camp is now accepting summer campers ages 2 through fth grade. There are limited scholarships available and summer VPK is offered. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042. St. Theresa’s 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 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 July 4, 2012 Churches host VBS and other summer activities Local Blood Drives plannedCome and give the gift of life to someone in your own hometown. The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations during the month of July. July Friday, July 6 – Publix, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 8 – More to Life Ministries, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, July 13 – Walgreen’s, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, July 15 – Golden Corral, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Thursday, July 19 – SFWMD, Hwy 70 Sta., Noon–5 p.m. Saturday, July 21 – Publix, Noon–5 p.m. Sunday, July 22 – Lodge at the Lake, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, July 27 -Seacoast National Bank, S., 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday, July 27 -Okee Health Dept., Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, July 28 – Day of the Cowboy, Ag Center, 3 – 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28 – Wal Mart, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Darnick Dwayne Lewis, 28, S.W. 10th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested June 28 by Deputy William Jolly on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $2,500.  Eliceo Moises Mendoza, 27, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested June 29 by Deputy Howard Pickering on a felony charge of battery by strangulation. He is being held w ithout bond.  Randy Ted Thornton,, 29, Ave. East, W est Palm Beach, was arrested June 29 by Detective Mark Shireman on a felony charge of burglary of a conveyance, and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. He was released on his own recognizance.  James Cyr, 22, N.E. 151st Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested June 30 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on a felony charge of aggravated battery, and a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bond was set at $1,000.  Humberto Hernandez-Casanas, 34, N.W. Third St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 30 by Deputy Heath Hughes on a felony charge of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, and a misdemeanor charge of no driver’s license. His bond was set at $2,000.  Robert Anthony Garrick, 52, N.W. 38th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 30 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Teresa Gail Miles, 40, S.E. 42nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 30 by Trooper M.T. Steele on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $500.  Erik Aynsley Bache, 36, N.E. Eighth Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested July 1 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $1,000.  Mitchell James Conley, 22, Summerall, LaBelle, was arrested July 1 by Sergeant Justin Bernst on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Erick Adelso Lopez, 31, Ryan Ave., Carrollton, Texas, was arrested July 1 FWC Ofcer Jeremy DeWeese on a Manatee County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation no valid driver’s license. His bond was set at $500.  Ronald Wade Palmer, 24, N.W. 34th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested July 1 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $2,500.  Annejewl Estrella, 25, S.E. 43rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 2 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a felony charge of battery (domestic) on a pregnant person. Her bond was set at $1,500.  Moices Michael Gill, 22, N.W. Eighth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested July 2 b y Deputy Matt Crawford on a felony charge of tampering with evidence, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. His bond was set at $3,000.  Beto Mirey Corrales, 17, N.W. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested July 2 by Deput y Cari Arnold on a felony charge of violation o f probation sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school. He is being held without bond. 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 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 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. 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His bond was set at $1,250, and jail records indicate he has since been released on bond. An arrest report by Deputy Bart Potter, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that Gonzalez broke out a window to gain entry into the of ce shortly after 4 a.m. After taking the cash he left through a back door, added the deputy. Tijerino, added the report, did not take part in the actual break-in but drove Gonzalez to the of ce then drove him to Highlands County. Gonzalez reportedly took $10 from the stolen money and gave it to Tijerino for gas. Deputy Potter said he was able to identify Gonzalez with the help of surveillance video. The report does not state if any of the stolen money has been recovered. Pair charged in theft of cash from local of ce Okeechobee Arrest Report Jose Luis Tijerino Michael Gonzalez 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!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 If youre looking to save money -and who isnt these days? -subscribing to the OkeechobeeNews is a real no brainer! And if you enroll today in our EZPay subscription plan, youll not only save REAL money, but youll s-t-r-e-t-c-h every cent. Plus well give you a complimentary e-Subscription so you can read YOUR newspaper anywhere via the Internet.Thats a value of $72 -Yours for FREE if you act NOW!(*Value based on annual subscriptions) For ONLY $6.00 a monthSUBSCRIBE TODAY!EZPay is simplicity personified. It is the most convenient way to pay for your subscription. Once its set up, its automatic every month. And with no bills, no checks and no mail, EZPay is kind to the environment. Act now!Limited time offer! Visit: https://circulation.newszap.com/ Email: readerservices@newszap.com Call: 800-282-8586 I t  s a l l a b o u t y o u y o u r n e w s y o u r n e i g h b o r s y o u r l i f e 9 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012 2012 OHS Annual Scholarship night Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHS4-H Bacon Bunch Scholarship4-H Bacon Bunch Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. In front, from left to right, are Kasey Durrand, Allyson Matthews, Shyanne Prescott and Jayce Mullis. In back, from left to right, are William Childers, John Stratton and Cody Phillips. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSMake the Best, Better ScholarshipTo Make the Best, Better Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are Kasey Durrand, Amanda Goggans, Shyanne Prescott and Jayce Mullis. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSCattlemen’s Association ScholarshipOkeechobee Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. In front, from left to right, are: Jason Rucks, Raychel Rabon and Emilie Lege’. In back, from left to right, are Taylor Fulford, Dr. Randall Mims and John Stratton. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSEli’s Western Wear ScholarshipEli’s Western Wear Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. In front, from left to right, are Samantha Durrance and Lynda Durrance. In the middle, from left to right, are Allyson Matthews, Raychel Rabon, Amanda Goggans and Shyanne Prescott. In the back, from left to right, are John Stratton and Joshua Lea. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSDairy ScholarshipJim & Lois Hazel/Davie Dairy Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. In the front, from left to right, are Kayla Harrison, Dustin Houston, Raychel Rabon, Frances O’Connor, Lauren Fusco and Heather Hotmire. Center, from left to right, are Amanda Goggans, Kelsi Brown, William Berman, Shyanne Prescott, Emilie Lege’ and Jason Rucks. In back is Benjamin Kielbasa. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSCattlewomen’s Association ScholarshipOkeechobee Cattlewomen’s Association Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. In front, from left to right, are Raychel Rabon, Audrey Driggers, Emilie Lege’ and Shyanne Prescott. Center, from left to right, are Samantha Durrance, Amanda Goggans and Ashley Hassan. In back, from left to right, are John Stratton and Joshua Lea.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Peace Lutheran School750 NW 23rd Lane • Okeechobee • 863-763-7566 Mission Statement: Through caring and sharing, Peace Lutheran School educates & prepares children to live as loving Christians in God’s world“Growing Together With Jesus”Nationally Accredited School Now Enrolling for 2012-2013 School Year Ages 2 through Kindergarten• Christ Centered • Very Affordable • Small Class Size • We Accept McKay and Step Up For Students Kindergarten Scholarships Save with State Farm Bank. Money Market Account3 month 6 month 12 month 24 month 36 month 48 month 60 month 0.09% APY* 0.18% APY* 0.40% APY* 0.55% APY* 0.72% APY* 0.87% APY* 1.26% APY* $0 $99 $100 $9,999 $10,000 $24,999 $25,000 $49,999 $50,000 $99,999 $100,000 + 0.00% APY* 0.30% APY* 0.40% APY* 0.50% APY* 0.60% APY* 0.70% APY* *Annual Percetage Yeilds as of 06/27/12. Rates subject to change without notice. Minimum balance to open an account and obtain the stated APY is $500. Rates apply to deposits less than $100,000. A penalty may be imposed for a withdrawal prior to maturity. Certificates automatically renew at maturity at the then-current rate for the same term. State Farm Bank., FSB Bloomington, ILGretchen Robertson, Agent State Farm Agent 309 NE 2nd St. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Bus: 863-763-5561 Professional. Principled. Passionate. Happy 4th of July Glenn J. Sneider & Staff Attorney at Law 863.467.6570 200 SW 9th St., Okeechobee gjs@sneiderlaw.com sneiderlaw.com From Ludmila Mishelevich, MDBoard Certi ed Family Medicine Florida East Coast Medical GroupLike Having a Doctor in the FamilyFor all your health needsAccepting New Patients • We Accept Most Insurances1004 N. Parrott Ave • Okeechobee (863) 763-6496 SUMMER SPECIALSThrough July 31, 2012 • $20 off All Automotive Tint • $15 off Two Fronts & Strips (reg. $79.95)• $20 off Full Details or more • $39.95 In & Outs • 10% off Residential/Commercial Tint Beat the heat this summer! Our high performance lm won’t only look great, it’ll also block 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, drastically reducing inside temperatures!(vac, wipedown, windows, wash, dry, tire shine, door jams) To help you celebrate safely this Fourth of July, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Council on Fireworks Safety offer the following safety tips: minutes and then soak it in and then dispose of them ALANS AUTO ELECTRIC Happy July 4th!from 863.763.8686 10 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 God Bless America! Big O Drive Thru 203 SW 2nd St • Okeechobee 863.467.0946 blacksmith Custom Metal art July 1 st through July 31 st FREE RedNeck Wine Glasses with Cornhole Purchase 505 NE Park St Okeechobee 863.532.9096 rusticstyleandcabins.com rustic.now@gmail.com Rustic Style Furniture Unique Gifts, Home Decor, Outdoor Swings, Furniture and Games CBC-1256085 Builders/renovations Log Home Packages H H H H a a a a a p p p p p p p y y y 4 4 4 t t h o o o o f f f f J J J J J u u u u u u l l l l l y y y y y y ! fromA FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITY704 NE 2nd Dont Make the Wrong Choice! 863-467-6633& Custom Exhaust Choice Automotive CenterState Banks Core Values:Local Market DrivenA Long Term HorizonWorld Class Service Relationship BankingFaith and Family Shannon ConradSr. Customer Service SpecialistKristy CrawfordCommercial Loan Officer/VPSherri EnfingerConsumer Loan OfficerMonica AnuezPersonal BankerJamie BrammeierCustomer Service SpecialistFaveola CarrilloSr. Personal Banker Jennifer LaffertyResidential Lender/AVPCecilia RodriguezSr. Personal BankerTabitha TrentBranch Manager/VP John WilliamsCommunity President/SVPHeather HancockExecutive Assistant 863.763.55732100 South Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974www.centerstatebank.com 11 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012

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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 Jessica TestimonialSummer was fast approaching and so was a size 15. I live in sunny South Florida where shorts and tank tops are most womens daily attire. I couldnt bear the thought of another summer in jeans. I walked into Physicians Weight Loss Centers and headed to the exam and consultation room with the diet counselor. In less than “ ve minutes, I was convinced that this was the lifestyle change I needed. I didnt need another diet, I needed to change the way I ate forever. I have been on other diets, but this was different. The program was straightforward and easy to stick to. Seventeen weeks after my initial visit to PWLC, I walked out 53 pounds lighter and 57 inches smaller. I went from a size 12/14 to a 2/4, from 165 pounds to 112 pounds. Through PWLC I learned to eat to live, not live to eat. I wake up every morning thinking of my next adventure, not my next meal. Its now summer and my daily attire consists of shorts and a tank top just what I always wanted! When people ask me about my weight loss, I tell them I went to Physicians Weight Loss Centers and it changed my life. They didnt provide me with a 16 week diet. They gave me the tools to change the way I eat forever. Jessica lost 53 pounds with PWLC! Submitted Photo/ Physicians Weight Loss Centers Jessica, before and after 12 13 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012 July 4, 2012 The Florida Highway Patrol will be out in full force during the Independence Day holiday travel period, which extends through 8 a.m. July 5. “The Florida Highway Patrol is committed to making the highways a safer place to drive, by intensifying our patrol efforts to reduce the number of crashes,” said FHP Director, Col. David Brierton. “Our troopers will be on the roadways taking appropriate enforcement action to ensure public safety for Florida motorists during the holiday travel period.” All uniformed FHP personnel, including those normally assigned to administrative duties, will patrol interstates and other major state roads throughout the holiday period. The strategy aims to increase the Patrol’s presence throughout Florida in an effort to deter traf c violations and to enhance services to motorists who break down while traveling or who need other assistance. Tire tips for driving in Florida’s summer heat:  Check your tires regularly, especially before a long trip. Remember to check tire pressure, including the spare.  You should inspect tires for uneven wear patterns on the tread, cracks, foreign objects or other signs of wear or trauma.  Remove bits of glass and other foreign objects wedged in the tread and make sure your tire valves have valve caps.  For more information about maintaining your tires and ensuring they are t for the trip, visit www.safercar.gov. The Patrol encourages motorists who experience car trouble on the highway or who otherwise need assistance from the FHP to dial *FHP (*347) from your cellphone. FHP urges motorists to contact FHP or local law enforcement of cials to report an impaired, aggressive or dangerous driver. Callers may remain anonymous. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visitwww. hsmv.gov, nd us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @FDHSMV. FHP out in full force over holiday AAA and Bud Light will help motorists get home safely during the Independence Day weekend with the Tow to Go program. The service provides a con dential local ride and tow home from any bar or restaurant— free of charge—by calling 1-800-AAA-HELP (4357). Services are offered throughout Florida, Georgia, and West and Middle Tennessee. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride, Wednesday, July 4 through Saturday, July 7. The Auto Club Group and Bud Light have provided the Tow to Go service for more than 14 years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of everyone on our roadways. The program’s mission is to discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of other motorists. Not only does the program remove the intoxicated driver, but it also enables AAA and Bud Light to remind the public during major holiday weekends about the importance of choosing a designated driver or making other plans for a safe ride home. “This program is invaluable because it brings attention to the dangers of drinking and driving beyond just giving an intoxicated driver a safe ride home,” said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. This ability to speak to larger audiences is only possible because of support from media, law enforcement, restaurants and community partners who are all concerned with the safety of the motoring public. Tow to Go is a service provided by the Club’s Traf c Safety Foundation and donations made by Bud Light. “The Tow to Go program is a simple and effective way to help prevent drunk driving,” said Kathy Casso, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to join forces with AAA and their team of emergency roadside service drivers on this great program that helps keep our roads safe.” Anheuser-Busch, maker of Bud Light, has been a co-sponsor of the program since its inception in 1998. Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants throughout Florida, Georgia, and West and Middle Tennessee to help educate servers on the importance of not over serving their customers. “This program was originated in Florida by a tow truck driver who had seen one too many horri c crashes and wanted to do something different that would get everyone’s attention—and get people thinking about the risks of overindulging on Independence Day weekend,” said Gutowski. Tow to Go available July 4-7 Euchre Club needs playersThe Euchre Club of Okeechobee needs players! Even if you haven’t played euchre in a while, but want to brush up or learn, consider coming to the club sessions. Call John for more information at 863-357-0803. The club plays on Mondays and Thursday at 6 p.m. at the VFW on Hwy. 441 SE.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL S. Scott Tapper, M.D., F.A.C.S.Board Certi ed General Vascular SurgeonSpecializing in the Removal of Varicose Veins Minimally Invasive In Of ce Procedure Performed more than 1500 Endo Venous Laser Ablation procedures Insurance Accepted beforeafter2169 S.E. Ocean Blvd. Stuart772-286-5501symmetrylaservein.com GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net MRI ADVERTISE HERE TODAY! CALL 863-763-3134 FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted Specialty Trained/Board Certi ed Radiologists The Best is Right Here! Okeechobee’s FINEST Open MRI OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE 2 Blocks North of CVS Drugstore115 NE 3rd St. Suite A 863-824-6736 14 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PET VET VACCINATION CLINICDOG & CAT Packs start at $50 with HEARTWORM TEST $60 KITTEN & PUPPY Packs start at $42Save money on your favorite Heatworm and ”ea products such as Revolution, Heartgard, Confortis & FrontlineAll major credit cards accepted Saturday, July 7 from 3:45 to 5 pmWALGREENS Emory Walker Co. Inc.(863) 763-6742 208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. GENUINE COMFORT. CAC014022 Offers expire 8/24/2012. *See dealer for details. Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. RECEIVE UP TO $3,300 between Lennox Rebates, F P & L Rebates and EWC Discount!*on qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System LENNOX KNOWS YOU DONT COMPROMISE. AND NEITHER DO WE. Thats why we dedicate ourselves to product innovation and customer service. So go ahead, get comfortable. 15 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleLittle Miss Firecracker is Jaelyn Lineberry; rst runner up, Jaylah Nolan second up, Juliana Zellar; third runner up, Jezalyn Chillemi; fourth runner up, Kelci Harvey. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleA.J. Ariano (right) is Junior Master King. First runner up is Derrick Lewis (left). Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleJunior Miss Firecracker is Kaitlynn Wilson (center). First runner up (right) is Kayleigh Crum. Second runner up is Hunter Strickland (left). Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PoolePatricia Entry (center) is Toddler Miss Firecracker. First runner up (left) is Alexa Cooper; second runner up is Abigail Silvas (right). Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleKeagan Akins was crowned Tiny Master Firecracker at the pageant held Saturday in the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Auditorium. The pageant is a fundraiser for the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Volunteers. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PoolePayton Carter was crowned Baby Miss Firecracker. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleKaitlynn Reichert (right) is Petit Miss Firecracker. First runner up is Lauren Sills (center). Second runner up is Ariana Silvas. Firecracker Pageant 2012

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 or 772-519-2463 PersonalsLot For Sale: Basswood Estates, .46 acres, NW 26th Ave, corner lot at the end of the road, owner has culvert in place and survey documents. Asking $6,000.00 rm. (863)697-0325 or (561)261-9481 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. ServicesGolf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeMechanic Site & paving contractor looking for experienced person to maintain equipment, from motor graders to weed wackers. Please apply in person at: 503 NW 9th Street E.O.E. Sales Assistant and Coordinator needed. Immediate opening working in a busy of ce with account managers to help maintain high levels of customer service. Duties to include processing sales and purchase order entry, answer phones, manage inventory, maintain les and a wide range of customer service and other tasks. Prior experience in sales environment preferred. Pro ciency in Excel, Word, Power Point and other common computer programs required. Fax resumes to: 863-692-0100 or email to: positions@mackfarms.com How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full TimeWANTED Lic. Beautician needed for new upscale salon and boutique. Best pay scale in Town. Great location across street from theater. Call Jim 1-305-923-9270 or 763-6140 WANTED Full Time Outside Sales Rep. Must be Self-Driven, Motivated and Dependable and, DFWP Apply in person 216 SW 7th Avenue 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. WILDLIFE TECHNICIANFlorida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has a job opening for a technician at Fisheating Creek WMA in Glades County. For more information and to apply go to: https://people rst. my orida.com/logon.htm or call Pat at 863-946-1194 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Bicycle Sales & RepairProMobile Bicycle Repair All Makes, Models I Come To You! Now Serving Okeechobee & Surrounding Areas (561)309-9320 Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Building MaterialsFOR SALE: Treated telephone poles, 20’ to 30’+ Call 863-763-4417 CollectiblesWANTED Highwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, 1715 Fleet Treasure Coins. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 Pets/SuppliesYorkie Poo puppies 8wks old rst shots given, $350 each Call 561-389-3895 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $16.00 a piece. Coastal and Oat Hay Mix $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsAttention Residents of Clewiston, Indiantown, Okeechobee and nearby areas!!! The Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc. is accepting applications for 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. Preference is given to working families, disabled families, veterans, families of veterans and victims of domestic violence. The Pahokee Housing Authority offers equal housing opportunities and promotes drug free housing. For more information please call Jacquelyn Baker at 561-924-5565 MondayThursday from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Residents of Clewiston, Indiantown, Okeechobee and nearby areas as well as Pahokee, Belle Glade, and South Bay are encouraged to apply!!! IN TOWN Ef ciency Apt. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $625/mo. 1st & $350 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-697-6428 or 561-358-8128 NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the city limits. Wood cabinets w/granite countertops. All appl’s. W/D Hookup. Available now. 1st & deposit to move in. (863)465-0053 VIKING/PRAIRIE 1 br. Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. ApartmentsOAK LAKE VILLAS 2BR, 2BA, Laundry room with Washer/Dryer, large fenced patio. Very clean. $800 mo., 1st, last, $600 sec. dep. (863)634-3312 or (863)634-3313 Houses Rent1bd House, partly furnished NW section of town. 2 people only, No pets, No smoking in home. Call 863-697-1168 3 bedroom 2 bath home for rent, 2 car garage, split plan, ceramic tile. 863-634-9330 or 863-467-2541 AFFORDABLE New Houses. 3/1/1 for $900, 3/2 for $1000. Large yards. Bring pets. Call 561-723-2226. Dixie Ranch Acres Area, 3 BR, Clean, Quiet. $700/mo., water and lawn care included. $600 Security. Pets allowed upon approval. Call 863-610-0001 Large 3 bedroom, 1 bath house for rent. Call 863-763-4417 NEWLY RENOVATED 3/2 house w/garage in SE section near Everglades Elementary. Backyard fenced with shed. rst, last & security required. Call 863-697-3949 for more information. OKEECHOBEE 4BR, 2BA, tile throughout, $1100 month & up. 1st & sec. moves you in. Call (561)248-3888 or (863)599-0156 OLDER MOBILE HOME with nice 12x50 addition. 3BR, 1BA. $650/mo. incl. all utils, lawn care. Avail immediately Laundry available. 815-412-0639. Houses RentTREASURE ISLAND 1/1, semi furnished all utilities included, on water with boat dock. $150/weekly. Call (561)262-1390 Office Space RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lots SaleGreat Building Lot Located in Brentwood Estates. 0.65 acres, water deposit paid, house pad in place to accommodate up to 3500 SQ. ft. home. REDUCED TO $39,500 CARL @ 863-634-8617 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home LotsMobile Home Lot for Rent Off North West 30th Street, close to Elementary School and Hwy 98. Call for more info. 863-697-1168 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012

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Mobile Home Rent2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Mobile Home, central air, most utilities paid small deposit $500.00 a month. Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 Lovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. Just 15 minutes from Okeechobee and 1 1/2 mile from Kissimmee River boat ramp. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 Mobile HomeSaleTREASURE Island Nice 2006 Singlewide w/lot. 3BR/2BA $69,900 Will lease $750 mo. 863-634-9119. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeADDENDUM TO 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 is making a change to the following Evaluation Criteria: RFQ currently reads: “2) Familiarity or ability to become familiar with local conditions and familiar with water well and water treatment plant projects (10 points);” RFQ should read: 2) Familiarity or ability to become familiar with local conditions and familiar with roadway projects (10 points). It will not be necessary to include a signed copy of this addendum in your response. Proposals are due to the City by Monday, July 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Brian Whitehall, City Administrator, City of Okeechobee, at (863) 763-3372, extension 212. 421310 ON 7/4/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2011-CA-63, the style of which is: JOY HITT, Plaintiff, VS. ANNETTE COLE, WALLACE SHARBONO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and FLETA DEGROAT, Defendants. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 8th day of August, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: TRACT 14 IN BLOCK 1 OF THE REPLAT OF PORTIONS OF BLOCKS 1, 3 AND 4, OF OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1986 DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH ID #FLHW048600410AHS and FLHW048600410BHS AND TITLE #44053641 AND 43991503. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 4th day of June, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County. Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 419318 ON 7/4,11/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 2008-CA-602 BRIAN J. KELLEY Plaintiff, VS. PATRICK J. O’MALLEY (as to Parcel 1), MARIA S. DE CHAVEZ and REMEDIOS H. DE CHAVEZ(as to Parcel 2), and JAMES J. DELK (as to Parcel 3 and 4) and as to each of the foregoing persons, if alive or deceased, their unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, under or against these Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: The unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, under or against Patrick J. O’Malley, deceased, as to (Parcel 1); Maria S. De Chavez (as to Parcel 2); and Remedios H. De Chavez (as to Parcel 2) YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title of the following described property in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: PARCEL 1: LOT 14, BLOCK 58, UNIT 5, BASSWOOD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Parcel ID: 1-05-37-35-0050-00580-0140 PARCEL 2 : LOTS E & F OF TRACT 2 THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 02 SECTION 09; AND THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 02 SECTION 09 Parcel ID: 1-09-34-33-0A00-00002-E000 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on DEVIN R. MAXWELL, Esquire, 405 NW 3rd Okeechobee, Florida 34972 and le the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before thirty days of the rst publication otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on this 22nd day of June, 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Linda F. Young DEPUTY CLERK 420864 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2012 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 Clerk’s 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 noti cation 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 000428 HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. Plaintiff, -vs. Crystal L. Cunningham; Okeechobee County, Florida; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 22, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000428 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., Plaintiff and Crystal L. Cunningham 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 August 1, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 54, BASSWOOD, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, 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 caci6n si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou parit nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rile 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida 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 419236 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-338 MONUMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, an Iowa corporation, successor by merger to COMMONWEALTH LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff, VS. VIVIAN C. EDWARDS, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., THE SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., THE SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, JANE/JOHN DOE, ctitious names representing tenants in possession and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR OTHERWISE HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-338 of the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd oor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. and on the 8th day of August, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment: SCHEDULE A The real and personal property involved in this suit consists of: (a) the land located in Okeechobee, Florida, 34974 having a property address of 3040 S.E. 23rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 33435 and that is more fully described on attached Exhibit “A” (the “Land”); (b) the house, garage and any other improvements or additions now or later erected on the Land; (c) all other rights of the owner of such Land, including but not limited to, easements, licenses, appurtenances, rents, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights and profits and water rights; (d) all items physically attached to the Land (these items are known as xtures and examples of xtures are the furnace, heating, air conditioning, ventilating, lighting and plumbing equipment); and (e) any dower or curtesy interest of a spouse, all as described in that certain “Home Income Security Plan Mortgage,” executed by Vivian C. Edwards (“Borrower”), in favor of Commonwealth Life Insurance Company (“Commonwealth”), now known as “Monumental Life Insurance Company” recorded in Of cial Records Book 0328, Page 1692, and re-recorded in Of cial Records Book 0336, Page 1966, all in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. EXHIBIT “A” Lots 126, 127 and the East 3 feet of Lot 125, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 7, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ** WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on June 4, 2012. 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. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 419857 ON 7/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2010-CA-444, the style of which is: PNC, National Association, as successor by merger to NATIONAL CITY BANK, as successor by merger to FIDELITY FEDERAL BANK & TRUST, as successor by merger to FIRST COMMUNITY BANK OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, Plaintiff, VS. ADVANCED STONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., GREGG BOZENBURY, and OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, Defendants.OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, Counter Plaintiff and Cross-Claimant, VS. PNC, National Association, as successor by merger to NATIONAL CITY BANK, as successor by merger to FIDELITY FEDERAL BANK & TRUST, as successor by merger to FIRST COMMUNITY BANK OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, Counter Defendant, and ADVANCED STONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. and GREGG BOZENBURY; Cross-Defendants. ADVANCED STONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Cross Counter-Claimant, VS.OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, a Political Subdivision of the State of Florida, Cross Counter-Defendant. Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment dated May 23, 2012 that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 1st day of August, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described personal property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: All equipment and machinery, including power-driven machinery and equipment, furniture and xtures, together with all replacements thereof, all attachments, accessories, parts and tools belonging thereto for use in connection therewith together with the foundation, building and improvements on Lot Number 9, containing 45,000 square feet, according to the Plat of Okeechobee County Airport and Industrial Park recorded in Industrial Park Record Book 1, Page 1, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.THIS PERSONAL PROPERTY IS LOCATED UPON A RENTED LOT WITH NO RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY AND ABSENT WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE LANDLORD, THE SUCCESSFUL PURCHASER MUST REMOVE THE PROPERTY WITHIN 30 DAYS FOLLOWING ISSUANCE OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY ORDINANCES FOR DEMOLITION AND REMOVAL OF BUILDINGS.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 29th day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall John D. Cassels, Jr., Esquire Post Of ce Box 968, Okeechobee, Florida 34973 419279 on 7/4,11/2012 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice 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. A NNA HINES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNA HINES, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final 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, 17 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 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 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Sharon Robertson By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 420937 ON 7/4,11/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE NO. 2009-CA-787 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. MARIAN K. AVANT, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 17, 2012 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-787 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and MARIAN K. AVANT, TERESA DANIELS, JOHNN Y R. RICHIE, CARMETA N. RICHIE, GREGORY AVANT, PHILIP E. DEBERARD, Ill, ESQ. and WOOLEY’S SHEDS, INC. are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on August 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 46, PIONEER ESTATES, UNIT NUMBER TWO, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 15 through 17, Public Records o f Okeechobee County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH that certain 1988 in-house Glen manufactured home ID FLFLH791A07 494GL and FLFLH791B0749 4GL situated thereon.together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”), which Property has a street address of 7990 Southeast 59th Circle, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on May 23, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 419232 ON 7/4,11/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000387 FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff VS. MICHAEL JOSEPH CLEMENTS, et al Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated May 24, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 2010CA-000387, in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plaintiff, and MICHAEL JOSEPH CLEMENTS, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOTS 13 AND 14, BLOCK 4, DIXIE RANCH ACRES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 AM, on the 1st day of August, 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. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690 Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 446-4826 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. 419244 ON 7/4,11/2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009 CA 000653 Deutsche Bank, National Association as Trustee for WaMu 2005-AR13 Plaintiff, -VS:David Black and Kimberly F. Black a/k/a Kimberly Black a/k/a Kim Black; Unknown Parties in Possession #1 as to 3370; Unknown Parties in Possession #2 as to 3370; Unknown Parties in Possession #1 as to 3372; Unknown Parties in Possession #2 as to 3372; 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 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000653 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank, National Association as Trustee for WaMu 2005-AR13, Plaintiff and David Black and Kimberly F. Black a/k/a Kimberly Black a/k/a Kim Black are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 August 1, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 63, BASSWOOD, UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 50, 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 despite’s 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 pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou 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. 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 419314 ON 7/4,11/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2011-CA-000383 Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”) Plaintiff, -vs. James D. Hutchinson and Helen L. Hutchinson, Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, 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; 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 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000383 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff and James D. Hutchinson and Helen L. Hutchinson, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 August 1, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 11, SECTION TWO OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 43, 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 adaptaci6n 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, ame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 419315 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009 CA 000706 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in Interest to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank NA as trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage Pass-Through Certi cates WMALT Series 2005-4 Trust Plaintiff, -vs. Steve Albert and Patricia Y. Albert a/k/a Patricia Albert, Husband and Wife; Bank of America, National Association; 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 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000706 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in Interest to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank NA as trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage PassThrough Certi cates WMALT Series 2005-4 Trust, Plaintiff and Steve Albert and Patricia Y. Albert a/k/a Patricia Albert, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 August 1, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 14, BLOCK 27, UNIT NUMBER 2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, 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, ame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou parit nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 419316 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000853 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. LONNIE CRAFT A/K/A LONNIE CRAFT, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LONNIE CRAFT A/K/A LONNIE CRAFT, JR.; KAREN CRAFT A/K/A KAREN N. CRAFT; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN CRAFT A/K/A KAREN N. CRAFT; 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); NATIONAL ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, dated May 29, 2012, 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: BEGINNING AT A POINT 2080.6 FEET ON THE SECTION LINE EAST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. THENCE RUN EAST 208.71 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 01 SECONDS WEST 417.42 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 208.71 FEET ON A LINE PARALLEL TO THE NORTHERLY SECTION LINE; THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION 417.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS EXCEPT THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, AND RUN EAST 2080.06 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 01 SECONDS WEST 417.42 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 33 A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 417.42 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 33; THEN RUN WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION, TOWNSHIP AND RANGE A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 68. 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 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on August 8, 2012. DATED THIS 31st DAY OF MAY, 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 31st day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf 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, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park 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. 419285 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA000104 LPP MORTGAGE LTD., Plaintiff, VS. ARLIN R. SIMMONS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARLIN R. SIMMONS; ELLEN M. SIMMONS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELLEN M. SIMMONS; 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); 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 dated May 29, 2012, 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 2F, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION OF CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; RUN THENCE S 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 0 DEGREES 5 MINUTES 7 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 2438.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 8 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SIAD SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 1923.30 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 184.73 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17; THENCE RUN S 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE RUN N 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 186.93 FEET TO P.O.B. LESS THE SOUTH 60 FEET RESERVED FOR A DRAINAGE EASEMENT, LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE S 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. To include a: 2005 Merit VIN FLHML2B155728746A 0092852426 2005 Merit VIN FLHML2B155728746B 0092852331 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 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on August 8, 2012. DATED THIS 31st DAY OF May, 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 31st day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por to menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caci6n 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 you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you 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 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 419287 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-088 In Re: Estate of HOWARD LEROY ELLIS, 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 of 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 Circuit’s Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: 4-2-12 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 420089 ON 6/20,27;7/4/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads 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 security 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 representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and 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 FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The 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 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have youlookedforit? IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10000308CA S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. EILEEN GRACE MOYTON, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 22, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 10000308CA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, 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 Complex, 312 North West 3th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with section §45.031, Florida Statutes, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on Wednesday, the 1st day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 15, SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, according to the Plat thereof on le in the Of ce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 3A. The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 16, SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, according to the Plat thereof on le in the Of ce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 3A. Said lands situate, lying and being in Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens. must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED this 23rd day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: William G. Shofstall P. 0. Box 210576 West Palm Beach, Florida 33421 (561) 641-2600 (561) 642-4446 (fax) wgs0315@aol.com 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 711.419239 ON 7/4,11/2012 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JULY 20, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage VIN #JA3AY11AOWUO34448 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 421286 ON 7/4/2012 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012CA251 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, Petitioner, PARCEL NOS.: 19-103-751 v. 19-103-116 19-103-842 MONTOYA RANCH, INC.; 19-103-843 BONNIE LUNA BYARS; 19-103-844 BLB HOLDINGS, INC.; 19-103-845 PATRICK HENRY LUNA; 19-103-846 TIMOTHY B. WRIGHT; 19-103-847 VALERIE J. WRIGHT; JOHN BRADFORD CULVERHOUSE; EMBARQ FLORIDA INC. F/K/A UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF FLORIDA; FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION; HENRY SLOAN; ALICE SLOAN; GLENDORIA SUTTON; MBL HOLDINGS, INC.; KARLA A. PARRIOTT; ARRON J. PARRIOTT; CELESTE WATFORD (OKEECHOBEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR; and GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION IN EMINENT DOMAIN AND NOTICE OF PETITION DATE TO: All defendants named in Schedule A, attached; to all parties claiming right, title, or interests by, through, under, or against named defendants; and to all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in Exhibits 1 and 2 (Legal Descriptions). Schedule “A” MONTOYA RANCHES, INC. c/o John W. Little, III, Esquire Gunster Law Firm 777 South Flagler Drive Suite 500 East West Palm Beach, Florida 33401-6194 23345 NW 160th Drive Okeechobee, Florida 34972 BONNIE LUNA BYARS c/o Tim B. Wright, Esquire Wright, Ponsoldt & Lozeau 1002 S. E. Monterey Commons Blvd. Suite 100, Stuart, Florida 34996 BLB HOLDINGS, INC. c/o Tim B. Wright, Esquire Wright, Ponsoldt & Lozeau 1002 S. E. Monterey Commons Blvd. Suite 100 Stuart, Florida 34996 PATRICK HENRY LUNA c/o John W. Little, Ill, Esquire Gunster Law Firm 777 South Flagler Drive Suite 500 Eas West Palm Beach, Florida 33401-6194 TIM B. WRIGHT, ESQUIRE, Wright, Ponsoldt & Lozeau 1002 S. E. Monterey Commons Blvd. Suite 100 Stuart, Florida 34996 VALERIE J. WRIGHT c/o Wright, Ponsoldt & Lozeau 1002 S. E. Monterey Commons Blvd. Suite 100 Stuart, Florida 34996 JOHN BRADFORD CULVERHOUSE 320 S. Indian River Dr., Fort Pierce, Florida 34950-1501 HENRY SLOAN Address Unknown ALICE SLOAN Address Unknown FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, Public Affairs Staff 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. STOP 0506, Washington, DC 20250-0506 GLENDORIA SUTTON, 20110 Us Hwy 98 N, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 KARLA A. PARRIOTT, 201 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 ARRON J. PARRIOTT, 201 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR CELESTE WATFORD 307 NW 5th Avenue Suite B, Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Embarq Florida, Inc. f/k/a United Telephone Company of Florida c/o CT Corporation System 1200 South Pine Is. Road, Plantation, Florida 33324 GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. c/o Andrew J. Jackson, Esq., Registered Agent 150 North Commerce, Sebring, Florida 33870 MBL HOLDINGS, INC., c/o Marcus B. Luna, Registered Agent 1788 SW 7th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 A petition in eminent domain proceedings has been led to acquire certain property interests in Okeechobee County, Florida. Each defendant is required to serve written defenses to the petition on Petitioner’s attorney, whose name and address is shown below, within 28 days after service of the Petition, and to le the original of the defenses with the clerk of this Court either before service on Petitioner’s attorney or immediately thereafter, showing what right, title, interest, or lien the defendant has in or to the property described in the petition and to show cause why that property should not be taken for the uses and purposes set forth in the petition. If any defendant fails to do so, a default will be entered against that defendant for the relief demanded in the petition. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a declaration of taking has been led in this cause and that Petitioner will apply for an order of taking and any other order the court deems proper before the Honorable Elizabeth A. Metzger, one of the judges of this court, on September 13, 2012, at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Complex at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. All defendants in this action may request a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendant failing to le a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the order of taking. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on June 20, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Debra Goodard As Deputy Clerk Carolyn S. Ansay, General Counsel KEITH L. WILLIAMS Senior Attorney Fla. Bar No. 135615 Of ce of Counsel South Florida Water Management District 3301 Gun Club Road, MSC 1410 West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 Tel. 561/ 682-2791 / Fax. 561/ 682-6276 420860 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2012 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-WMC1, 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 Neighborhood Association, 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 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. 420206 ON 6/27;7/4/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 472009CA000370CAXXXX HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III Plaintiff, VS. IMTIAZ ALI; FARIHA Z ALI A/K/A FARIHA ALI; HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III; OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY; KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT (S), ET AL Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: IMTIAZ ALI; FARIHA Z. ALI A/K/A FARIHA ALI whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein.YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 2, BLOCK 7A, AS SHOWN ON REPLAT OF KING’S BAY AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 97-99, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before 30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition led herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 26th day of June, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Arlene Nealis DEPUTY CLERK ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 3010 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL, SUITE 300 BOCA RATON, FL 33431 421027 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott A venue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 20th 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 & Vin’s as follows: 1996 SILVER TOYOTA CAMRY 4T1BG12K4TU676565 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. 421334 ON 7/4/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000195 PENTAGON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. CLIFFORD L. KAUFFMAN, JR., et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 22, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2010-CA-000 195 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Pentagon Federal Credit Union, is the Plaintiff and Clifford L. Kauffman, Jr., Tracy A. Kauf nan, Blue Heron Golf and Country Club Homeowners Association, Inc., SunTrust Bank, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on 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 1st day of August, 2012,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 42, OF BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 50 AND 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 925 S.E. 23RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 2009-CA-568 T D BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. DONNA H. LEE, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2012 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-568 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and DONNA H. LEE, SHANNON P. LEE, JOHN DOE n/k/a TIMOTHY COX and JANE DOE n/k/a MARIAN COX are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on August 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 286, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 8, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 91, Public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 1973 Nobility single wide mobile home, VIN #N4934 together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”), which Property has a street address of 3200 S.E. 18th Court, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on May 23, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 419243 ON 7/4,11/2012 date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 23rd day of May, 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 TG 10-39385 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. 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Even with Tropical Storm Debby dousing the Kissimmee region north of Lake Okeechobee, June rainfall was about average across the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) 16-county region, District meteorologists reported Tuesday. “Tropical Storm Debby just missed giving us the 20-plus inches of rainfall seen in North Florida,” said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. “Overall, we had a typical June in our area, and because of an early start to the wet season, water levels are consistent with where they should be this time of year.” Tropical Storm Debby played an integral role in June’s rainfall totals, but much of the District south of Kissimmee was on the periphery of the storm. Some of the largest average totals for the June 22 to 28 event included: Up to 5 inches in the Upper Kissimmee area; Up to 3.3 inches in Eastern Palm Beach County; Up to 2.57 inches in Eastern Broward County; and, Up to 2.68 inches in Eastern Miami-Dade County. The District-wide average for the storm was 2.8 inches, with agricultural areas directly south of the lake averaging 1.7 inches. Based on District weather records, the geographic distribution of June rainfall this year was unusual. Typically, the Kissimmee region experiences lower rainfall totals than areas south of Lake Okeechobee. The storm helped reverse the typical trend. June is usually South Florida’s wettest month. Dry conditions following the storm led to little rainfall over the last few days of the month. June’s rainfall District-wide was 7.46 inches, or 90 percent of the historical average. The Kissimmee region, followed by eastern Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, had the highest rainfall totals in the District: The 2012 wet season began early on May 7, but rainfall totals so far have been tempered by several multi-day dry periods wedged in between heavy downpours and Tropical Storm Debby. District-wide, 13.54 inches of rain have fallen, representing 1.95 inches more rainfall than average, or 117 percent of the average for this time of year. Above-average rain, however, did not fall across the entire region. As in June, the Kissimmee area has received the most rainfall to date for the 2012 wet season. A majority of the east coast, from St. Lucie to Miami-Dade counties has experienced above average rainfall. The Southwest Coast, including Naples and Fort Myers, has lagged slightly behind, with only 85 percent of the average for this time of year. Lake Okeechobee was at 12.03 feet NGVD Tuesday. This is 1.41 feet below average for this time of year. The lake and surrounding area received 7.10 inches of rainfall in June, representing 0.12 inches above the average, or 102 percent of the historical average for this time of year. Currently, the U.S. Drought Monitor shows a majority of the state has come out of drought conditions. Only a small portion of the Southwest Coast, including Collier County, and portions of Northwest Florid a remain in abnormally dry conditions. The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecast an average wet season. In South Florida, early July typically marks the start of a hot and often drier period that lasts through mid-August. Current weather patterns do not indicate any large rainfall events in the next few days across South Florida. June rainfall average despite Tropical Storm Debby 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. 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In all, Deputy Arnold’s report indicated that Santiago: took $4,000 from the man’s banking account; made 34 withdrawals from his account to pay her credit card charges for a total of $12,100.97; took money from the man’s account 45 times to pay her PayPal account for a total of $1,450.18; charged $1,126 to a credit card account in the victim’s name; and, took an additional $1,004.55 from the victim’s checking account. All this time the victim was reportedly paying Santiago around $700 a week to care for him in his home. Santiago also admitted to taking $666 out of the victim’s account to reserve a room for her honeymoon at a resort on Captiva Island, stated the deputy’s report. That room reservation was canceled by the victim’s family members. Deputy Arnold stated that Santiago begged the victim to let that charge stand, but he refused. A folder containing receipts on items supposedly purchased by the caregiver for her wedding was also found. The deputy’s report goes on to state that a number of checks were found that had apparently been signed by the victim then cashed by Santiago. It’s not known at this time how many of them had been used legitimately. The elderly man reportedly admitted to the deputy that he has a hard time writing so he would sign several checks at a time then use them as they are needed. Deputy Arnold went on to state that Santiago denied taking the money. Instead, she claimed, the elderly man gave her the money to help pay for her wedding, added the deputy. The report does not indicate a date on which Santiago was to be married. THEFTContinued From Page 1 agreement payments but would not generate any new growth. Scenario 1 is to maintain the existing system by using cash reserve balances to pay annual expenditures and delay rate increases. This scenario would result in an 18.7 percent cumulative combined sewer and water rate increase over ve years. This increase could be delayed until scal year 2018. Scenario 2 is to maintain the existing system by using cash reserves to partially retire debt, to reduce annual expenditures and to phase-in lower rate increases. This scenario w ould result in a 14.1 percent cumulative total water and sewer increase over the ve y ears of the study. That breaks down into a 2.67 percent increase each year. Scenario 3 involves building the proposed eastside forcemain and adding Treasure Island to the system. While this would require more expenditures, Mr. Hamilton said there would be more customers to share the costs. This scenario would result in a total cumulative water and sewer increase of 8.5 percent over ve years. This breaks down into a 2.4 percent increase the rst year, 1.4 percent the next three years and 1.6 percent the last year. “Numbers-wise scenario 3 looks better,” Mr. Hamilton said. One advantage is that the eastside forcemain would be completed and in place for future growth. Mr. Hamilton presented a chart comparing average residential water and sewer bills based on 6,000 gallons of metered water. There were 19 utilities in the survey. The average monthly bill was $69.41. The average monthly OUA bill was the highest at $112.49. Mr. Hamilton said there were many factors to be taken into consideration when comparing various water bills. Board members are in the process of developing the budget for the coming scal year and will probably consider Mr. Hamilton’s recommendations in formulating the budget. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. OUAContinued From Page 1

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The squeaking wheel does not always get the grease. That is what Okeechobee Utility A uthority (OUA) customer Greg Whidden learned at the July 3 OUA board of directors meeting. The utility had inherited a policy from the City of Okeechobee that customers not connected to a sewer would pay the base charge for sewer service and a volumetric charge based on the amount of water used. That policy was changed in September 2009. In accordance with another OUA policy, a customer’s billing history can only be adjusted for the previous three months. Therefore, all customers not on sewer that had been billed for sewer were refunded three months of volumetric charges. Mr. Whidden’s house is served by a septic tank and he recently realized he was still being billed a volumetric charge for sewer. When this oversight was brought to the attention of OUA, his account was accredited back to July of 2009, in accordance with current policy. That amounted to $1,139.97. However, Mr. Whidden felt his refund should go back to September of 2003, which is as far back as OUA records go. That would amount to an additional $2,636.48 payment. “The policy was forced on the people,” Mr, Whidden said, “and it caused a lot of hardship on the people. How can you say this is right?” Mr. Whidden claimed the utility took his money and he didn’t get anything in return. John Hayford, OUA’s executive director, said that if the policy were changed there were another 125 customers who would be due a refund. “There was nothing wrong or illegal about that change,” alternate board member Harry Moldenhauer said of the policy change. In the end the board voted to stay with the current policy and refund Mr. Whidden $1,139.97 plus $20.03 interest. Turning to an item that had been tabled from last month, the board awarded a contract for the rehabilitation of vacuum station number 1. Last month, when the board considered this matter, there were some unanswered questions about the low bidder, Mid-State Mechanical. Therefore the board delayed action. In the meantime Mid-State sent a letter to OUA asking to rescind their bid and have their bid bond returned. The board voted to do so and then awarded the contract to the next lowest bidder, R.J. Sullivan Corporation for $306,600. Lon Bryan of LB Bryan and Company updated the board on current insurance matters and the upcoming scal year renewal through Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust. He predicted that there would be a rate increase in line with market values but vowed that his company would work to control premium costs going forward. Turning to other action, the board:  voted to change suppliers for liquid oxygen from Air Liquide to PRAXAIR;  received the nance report for the period ending June 30;  approved payment of a monthly invoice from the government and public affairs consultant, Alcalde & Faye, LTD in the amount of $3,262;  approved payment of $994 to Public Resources Management Group, Inc., for professional services associated with updating the water and wastewater nancial forecast; and  declared a 1992 Ford F-250 to be surplused.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 21 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012 OUA customer on septic tank wants refund for sewer fees Information Session July 19 at IRSC Main CampusIndian River State College is introducing a new program to give veterans a head start on a college education. The Veterans Business Institute (VBI) is especially designed to offer veterans a step-by-step approach to developing business skills and earning college credentials in a supportive environment. Participating veterans will earn a 24-credit Business Certi cate in a year and complete an Associate Degree in Business Management in the second year, ready for transition into the Bachelor’s Degree program in Organizational Management. Veterans are invited to attend an Information Session on Thursday, July 19, at 4 p.m. in the W Building/Student Services Building (Crews Hall), Room W-227, on the corner of Virginia Avenue and 35th Street at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Many of the teachers have served in the Armed Forces and are trained to assist veterans in the transition to campus life and IRSC works closely with the Jupiter Veterans Center for counseling services. Veterans bene ts and nancial aid apply to this program. Registration will be completed through the Business Administration and Marketing Management Department and the courses are held at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. For more information, call 772-4624772. IRSC announces Veterans Business Institute program The move toward making medical records and information more accessible through computerized record-keeping means future career opportunities for those familiar with both elds. Indian River State College is offering online training in this emerging career discipline through the HITECH Workforce program. Open enrollment is now available for the program which can be completed in six months or less, and it is completely online. Experienced IT or healthcare professionals looking to enhance their education and training in the implementation of electronic health records will want to sign up for the HITECH Workforce Training program. Student stipends are available for those who qualify. Since September 2010, the program has enrolled over 350 students. Graduates from the program have received positions with regional extension centers, electronic health record vendors, and local hospitals. The IRSC HITECH Workforce Training program focuses on six workforce roles: Practice Work ow and Information Management, Clinician/Practitioner Consulting, Implementation Support, Implementation Management, Technical/Software Support, and Training/Instruction. These courses are being made available to healthcare and IT professionals as part of a nationally funded grant from the Of ce of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Anyone interested in this unique training can still apply. For more information, call 866-792-4772 or visit www.irsc.edu. Under Quick Links, click on Choose a Program or Career, select Health Science Programs, and choose HITECH Workforce Program. Funding of this project was made possible through the Of ce of the National Coordinator. Department of Health and Human Services, award number 90CC0078/01 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Public law 11-5: Information Technology Professionals in Health Care: Community College Consortia to Educate Information Technology Professionals in Health Care. Open enrollment offered for online HiTech Workforce Program

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LAKE PLACID—With all eyes on London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, local athletes gathered at Coz’s Bowling Center for an Olympic-style competition on Saturday, June 30. There were 85 special athletes from three counties competing for gold, silver and bronze medals to take home. Highlands County hosted the Special STARS District Games bowling competition for Highlands, Hardee and Okeechobee counties. They bowled in singles, doubles and team competitions. Highlands had 42 athletes competing and took 15 gold, nine silver and 11 bronze medals. Hardee had 16 athletes bowling and they took home six gold, four silver and two bronze medals. Okeechobee had 30 athletes bowling and they won six gold, eight silver and eight bronze medals. Peg Murray and John Russo with the Lake Placid Elks Lodge presented the American ag along with special athletes Eddie Thomas, of Highlands, Bruce Brummett, of Hardee, and Bill Bailey, of Okeechobee. Carl Gillilan, of Sebring, sang the national anthem during the opening ceremony. During competition, Shawn Squires, of Highlands County, bowled the highest game at 239. He helped his team take rst place. Gold medal winners on his team were Betty Burnett, Frankie Smelser, Nicole Lewis and Nancy Cassels. Okeechobee won the silver in team competition. Their team consisted of Joseph Berry, Nathan Perdue, David Westgate, Joe Borg and John Howell. Highlands had a second team in the event that won third place. Their team members were Owen Barnhill, Gerald Bass, Eva Monk, Ricky Marino and Larry Rivers. In doubles, Okeechobee swept the competition by entering four sets of doubles. Okeechobee athletes Mary Jo Solloway and Rhonda Crews teamed up to take home gold along with Jodi Mains and Jerry Sandora. Others were Joanna Austin and Roger Smith who won silver and Connie Doyle and Steve Kotch who took the bronze medal. Highlands County had two sets of doubles in the competition. Angie Luft and Katie Gibson won silver while Alex Lopez and Sandra Harper took the bronze medal. Ramp bowlers also had some doubles competition. In unassisted ramps, Highlands County athletes Sara Canali and Patty Wilfong won the gold medal while Herb Adkins and Becky Anders won the silver. Okeechobee’s sister team of Kaye and Gaye Palmer won the bronze medal. In assisted ramps, the team of Danny Bass and Tim Johnson, of Highlands County, tied with Kandi McFarland and Ashley Berry, of Okeechobee, to all win the gold medal. Both sets of doubles had a total score of 362 after bowling two games. In men’s singles, Hardee County swept four divisions of bowlers by taking home gold medals. Winners were Ronald Cottrill, Bruce Brummett, Edwin Suggett, and Chad Jones. Silver medalists were Eddie Thomas, of Highlands; Lewis Simpson, of Hardee; Mike Webb, of Hardee; and Leslie Hollandy, of Highlands. Bronze medals were won by Bill Wheeler, of Highlands; Jack Garnett, of Hardee; John Smith, of Highlands; and Bill Bailey, of Okeechobee. Ribbons were presented to fourth, fth and sixth place winners. Men receiving fourth place ribbons were Sean Wade, of Okeechobee; Raymond Jackson, of Highlands; Dennis Taylor, of Highlands; and George Noseworthy, of Hardee. Fifth place ribbons went to Ronnie Crews, of Okeechobee; Mark Rieke, of Highlands; Craig Webb, of Okeechobee; and Alex Boone, of Okeechobee. Keith Palmer, of Hardee, won a sixth place ribbon. In the women’s singles, Highlands took home the most gold with Maria Rivera, Dama Massey and Tammy Furman scoring the highest. Sharon Carpenter, of Highlands, won silver and Kimberly Hoard, of Hardee, won silver. Jackie Wentworth and Iris Casiano, both of Okeechobee, won bronze. Fourth place ribbons were won by Jessica Roby, of Okeechobee and Linda Decker, of Highlands. Highlands athletes Ruth Hancock won gold and Edrei Lopez won silver in the bumper bowling division. In unassisted ramp singles, Highlands athletes Alan Kufnowski and Tony Bock won gold; Jeannene Eby won silver; and William Dickson won bronze. Julie Kilbourne, of Hardee, won bronze and Leonard Bain, of Okeechobee, won silver. Fourth place was won by Beatrice Van, of Hardee. In assisted ramp singles, Hardee athletes Carolyn McLemore and Melinda Hatchcoc k won gold. Silver medals were won by Richard Rossner, of Highlands, and Rebecc a Campbell, of Hardee. Bronze medals were won by Cheree Pollard, of Okeechobee, and Carlita Hawkins, of Highlands. Jim Kent eld, of Highlands, and R.J. Sandefur, of Okeechobee, won fourth. Thomas Whit eld, of Hardee, placed fth. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 “AC Change Out Specialists”Call to hear about our rebates and specials to fit your family’s needs.. We service all makes and models. Newman Air Conditioning 207 NE Park Street Okeechobee 863-763-7073State Lic. # CACO13262Serving Okeechobee Since 1972 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 22 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012 Special athletes roll for gold in bowling competition Special to the Okeechobee NewsThese Special STARS athletes traveled from Okeechobee County to compete in a district competition at Coz’s Bowling Center in Lake Placid on June 30. They bowled against athletes from Highlands and Hardee counties. Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee put together a team to compete in the Special STARS District Games on June 30, at Coz’s Bowling Center in Lake Placid. The team brought home a silver medal. Team members are (from left) John Howell, Joseph Berry, David Westgate, Nathan Perdue and Joe Borg.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Summer time has been a time of training and improvement for the returning members of the Okeechobee High School boys basketball program. Under the leadership of coach Mariano Medrano, a group of nine to 11 players have attended conditioning work three days per week and participated in two tournaments in Palm Beach County against stiff competition. The team played in a tournament before the end of school at John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce, and in May played in the Jupiter Courier Jam tournament. While Okeechobee lost all four games in Jupiter, they learned an important lesson about hard work and how much work they need to do to get better. “I was really happy and so are the kids about the work we have been doing,” Medrano said. “The competition has been great and I told the kids we would not take this lightly and that the opponents would be tough.” Sylvester Butler had a great tournament in Jupiter with 48 points in three games. Felton Johnson scored 57 points in four games. Roshell Thomas chipped in with 33 points and Tyrell Taylor added 20 points in four games. Okeechobee lost to the Jupiter Jaguars Green 90-46, the Jupiter Jaguars Gold 57-45, the Crusaders 59-49 and Boca Hoops 6846. Medrano said he wants to schedule a couple of scrimmages with Treasure Coast teams in July and August in Okeechobee which could be open to the public. “We want to grow together as a team and have fun. We know that we need to get better,” he added. The team has been comprised of all underclassmen and mostly freshmen and sophomores who plan to be major contributors in the future. Medrano said it should add to the depth of the program next winter. Phillip Jones has been busy this off season with the Seminole Tribe basketball program while Eddie Neal has attended conditioning but has been busy getting ready for the varsity football season. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 23 Okeechobee News July 4, 2012 Brahman boys basketball team stays active in summer Tyrell Taylor shoots over a Jupiter Green defender at th e Jupiter Jam Tournament. Okeechobee High hopes to build the boys basketball team from the ground oor with fresh men and sophomores over the next few years. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyRoshell Thomas is double teamed by Jupiter Green players at a recent tournament. Off-season games and physical workouts are at the heart of a plan to improve the program this year. Special to the Okeechobee NewsFlagpole dedicationFirst United Methodist Church of Okeechobee dedicated a new agpole in memory of Julian Stinnett on July 1, during their Great American Picnic in honor of Independence Day. Julian was an active, faithful member of the church and served as president of the United Methodist Men. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. Bruce Simpson, the colors were presented by the OHS JROTC, and Katie Neal sang the National Anthem. Betty Stinnett (Julian's widow) of cially presented the agpole to the church and Cheri Watford, secretary of the Board of Trustees, accepted on behalf of the church. In addition to the church congregation, many of Julian's family members and friends attended the ceremony. The American and Christian ags will y 24 hours a day on the lighted pole.

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