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Publication Date: 07-20-2012
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Friday, July 20, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 87 12.06 feetLast Year: 10.15 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. City Council recommends foreclosure ... Page 18 Properties cited for violations ... Page 3 Marsocci team wins bass tourney ...Page 11 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Brandi GomezAngels win state softball titleThe Okeechobee County All-Stars 10 & Under Angels Girls Softball team traveled to Carabelle in North Florida to play in the State Tournament against counties from all over Florida. Team members include: (back row) assistant coach Heath Underhill, head coach Dallas (Dusty) Nunez and assistant coach Brett Boswell; (second row) Kirstie Crosby, Caroline Sweat, Alani Garcia and Haley Underhill; (third row) Morgan Roberts, Lillian Henry, Amber Bass and Megan Boswell; (fourth row) Julia Smith, Janel Aponte, Janessa Nunez and Alaina Sweat. For more on the story, see page 13. Harrellnamed pitcher of year Page 19 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Candidates for state and national of ces in the primary election got a chance to speak to the voters of Okeechobee at a forum held Monday evening, July 16, at Osceola Middle School. "I have declared war on every socialist program that is killing this economy," said Marielana Stewart, candidate for U.S. Senate. "We must demand that our country be respected. I ask that you step forward in these perilous times and join me in the battle -a battle against good and evil." Ms. Stewart is running against fellow Republicans Connie Mack, Mike McCalister and Dave Weldon. The winner of the Republican primary will face the winner of the Democratic primary -incumbent Bill Nelson or challenger Glenn A. Burkett -in the November general election. "When I ran for school board, I was frustrated with things at the school board," said Joe Arnold candidate for U.S. Representative District 17. "Now, I am frustrated with everything on the national level. I am pro-life, progun and pro-family. The only way we can change Washington is to change the people we send to Washington." "There is no doubt this country is moving Candidates unveil plans at forum By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two Okeechobee men have been arrested for their alleged connection to a home burglary in which the homeowners reportedly lost over $13,000 in property. Jonathan Roman Fernald, 20, and Justin Wayne Cook, 19, have both been arrested on charges of theft from a person 65 years of age or older and giving false information to a pawnbroker. Fernald, of a S.E. Fifth St. address, is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail Over $13,000 in property stolen, says OCSO report Jonathan R. Fernald Justin W. Cook See FORUM — Page 18 See THEFT — Page 18

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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 2 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tabitha TrentRotary – Paul Harris Award Recipient Donna Gaiser (left), president elect of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee receives the prestigious “Paul Harris Fellow” award from current president, Jim Benton (right). The Paul Harris Fellow award is reserved for individuals who make signi cant contributions to the Rotary foundation and who have demonstrated a strong desire to support charitable efforts in the U.S. and abroad. Benton stated that this award is truly a great recognition of Gaiser’s efforts. “Only a small percentage of Rotarians worldwide achieve the requirements to be awarded the Paul Harris fellowship. Donna is very deserving of this award as she continues to provide outstanding support to our club and this community. We are all very proud of her and her husband, Carl as they both serve Okeechobee through the Rotary Club.” Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaTwenty-Five Year Service AwardAt the Tuesday, July 17, meeting of the Okeechobee City Council Mayor James Kirk (right) recognized Jeff Baugh (left) for 25 years service to the city. Mr. Baugh is a lieutenant with the Okeechobee City Fire Department. OHS grad completes basic trainingAir Force Airman Nickey L. Ingram graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical tness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Ingram is the daughter of Bobbie and Rickey Ingram of Okeechobee. She is a 2011 graduate of Okeechobee High School. She earned an associate degree in 2011 from Indian River State College, Okeechobee. In the Military... Strong Man Competition invites participantsThe Fitness Factory of Okeechobee located at 306 N.E. Third St. is hosting the second annual Strong Man Competition on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. until completion. The cost is $25. to participate. Register before July 20 and receive a FREE T-Shirt! Compete for bragging rights and awards. There will be drawings and door prizes including gift cards, FREE gym membership and FREE registration into next year's competition. Refreshments will be sold to bene t the B.R.A.T. Club. Come cheer your favorite Strong Man on; this event is fun for the whole family! For more information call Jay 863-357-6900.

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Lois Nichols heard four code violation cases on Tuesday, July 16. Code enforcement of cer Rollo Ridley had previously cited John and Essie Steen because of trash and extreme overgrowth on their 6278 N.E. 4th St. lot. He presented photographs taken that day to show the property was still not in compliance. The Steens were given until Aug. 16 to come into compliance or possibly face a ne. Because of an accumulation of household junk, trash, and debris, Terry L. Mateo w as also given until Aug. 16 to clean up property at 16606 N.W. 32nd Ave. Earl D. and Rita Gayle Pitt were given until Aug. 16 to obtain a demolition permit for the re-damaged condemned structure on their 3994 N.W. 36th St. property. In a case that has been ongoing for over three years, Kristal Hoover appeared before the special magistrate because of problems dealing with construction of a dwelling on N.W. 304th Street. She was ordered to obtain the necessary building permits and appear again in September to report on the progress of the project.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Code magistrate hears four cases By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported a decline in traf c citations, both criminal and non-criminal in Okeechobee in 2011. The report listed 911 criminal violations w hich include 104 DUI arrests, 1,846 noncriminal moving violations, and 1,496 nonmoving infractions for 2011. That compared to 968 criminal violations, 104 DUI arrests, 2,359 non criminal moving citations and 2,470 non-moving infractions in 2010. Likewise, the number of citations issued in Glades County was also down sharply in 2011 according to the state report. The report listed 35 DUI arrests, 238 criminal violations, 2,201 non-criminal moving violations, and 1,670 non-moving infractions in 2011. In 2010 there were 55 DUI arrests, 321 criminal citations, 3,291 non criminal moving violations, and 1,670 non-moving infractions. The number of citations written was down 27 percent in Okeechobee and 26 percent in Glades County. In both counties the most common violation was speeding. In Glades County 1,704 speeding tickets were issued in 2011, but that was down from 2,689 in 2010. Okeechobee lawmen wrote 1,040 speeding tickets in 2011 and 1,368 in 2010, the report added. The most common criminal violation in Okeechobee was driving without a license, 331, and driving on a suspended license, 312, in 2011. Glades County had 93 arrests for driving with a suspended license and 74 for driving without a license in 2011. Issuance of traf c tickets down in 2011, says report 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., July 20TH Thurs., July 26THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “BATMAN”Fri. 7:00 & 10:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00 & 7:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 II: “THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN”Fri. 7:00 & 9:15, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:15, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 III: “ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG 3 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tara RowleyCARE AwardThe Economic Council of Okeechobee proudly awards the Second Quarter Community Award Recognizing Enhancement or CARE Award to CenterState Bank for their new banking facility located at 2100 South Parrott Avenue in Okeechobee. The 6,100 sq. ft. facility took about nine months to construct and incorporates beautiful architecture and landscaping, adding much to the appearance of our unique community. Bank Manager Tabitha Trent said, “We are serious about investing in the community and now provide the convenience of full-service banking with a drive-thru. We have received so much positive feedback as to the investment we made, including comments such as the branch feels ‘homey’ and ‘very welcoming.’” The Economic Council of Okeechobee developed this quarterly award to acknowledge and promote the beauti cation of businesses such as CenterState Bank have implemented to improve our community, realizing that rst impressions and aesthetics are important factors to visitors and potential investors.

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July 20, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Thoughts to ponder “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Albert Einstein  “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” Lao Tzu.Politics All over the news last week they were talking about Mitt Romney’s nances, and try as they may and dig as hard as they can, they cannot nd anything illegal in his dealings. Everything he did regarding setting up accounts in the Bahamas was legal and he disclosed his accounts and paid all of the taxes required by law. Maybe you don’t like the law that allows rich people to set up offshore accounts. If so, work to change it. But Romney did not do anything illegal. It’s like the media is mad at Romney for being rich and just trying to nd anything to use against him. Now I have read Romney’s plan for the economy and some parts are good and some parts I don’t agree with. And I am going to vote based on who I think has the best plan for the economy. But I am getting sick and tired of the way the media spends all this time on the candidates’ personal lives when I think most people want to know what they hope to do for the economy.Sex Education Why does it fall on the education system to teach our children about their bodies and sex? Parents you need to step up and take responsibility and start communicating with your children. Working and providing them with every material thing they want is not enough. If we don’t teach them the media, school, and peers will and what exactly are they teaching them? Use protection? Parents should teach this, not school systems. No school in this country can teach my son better than I can. Yes, there are fabulous schools and even greater teachers, but if I am not involved in his education he is missing out.  Can someone explain to me what the abstinence program is? I have four kids two in junior high, one high school and one elementary. I have never heard of abstinence being taught. Is teaching nothing at all teaching abstinence? Maybe that is why it wasn’t effective.  It is not the job of the schools to teach morality. That is the job of the parents. Schools are not allowed to teach religion and the morality issues regarding premarital sex have to do with religion. It is the job of the schools to teach biology, including human biology and reproduction is part of that. They should give the kids the facts including the facts on the high rates of birth control failure and the facts about sexually transmitted diseases. One of our own, Brenda Spence, in need of our help!We all know what a caring community Okeechobee is. Once, again, one of our own is in need of our help. Brenda Spence, a special server/waitress at Mom’s Kitchen suffered a heart attack on July 5. She was airlifted to Lawnwood Hospital in Ft. Pierce. After a couple procedures and a week over there, she is back home. She is unable to work until her doctor releases her, which hopefully will be in the near future A special account has been established in her name at Mid-Florida Credit Union to help with her expenses. Let’s rally around Brenda and show her how much we care! Brenda formerly waited tables at the Red Rooster. If any questions, call Reita Coots at 863-467-0381. Reita CootsChange party?Regarding an ad that appeared in the Wednesday July 4, newspaper. Property Appraiser Bill Sherman ha s asked Democratic, Independent, and those citizens with n o party af liation to change to the Republican Party on or be fore July 16. I have been a resident of Okeechobee Count y and a registered Democratic voter for the past 25 years an d seem to remember that Mr. Sherman was a lifelong Demo crat. Why does he want voters to change their party af lia tion and re-register as Republicans. Has he recently left th e Democratic Party and become a Republican himself? I a m confused and would appreciate some clari cation to thi s matter. Respectfully, Jeanine Gran Small business woes? President Obama “Made that happen”U.S. Representative Tom Rooney (R-FL)“I’m always struck by people who think, ‘Well, it must be because I was just so smart . It must be because I worked harder than everybody else’ . If you’ve got a business you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” – President Obama, July 13. Those comments were made by the same President who claimed that “the private sector is doing ne,” even as new business startups have plummeted to a 30-year low, and Americans have faced 41 consecutive months of unemployment above eight percent. The President’s insults are off-base. If you’ve built a successful business – a restaurant, construction rm, computer company out of your garage – you’ve worked hard and made smart decisions. You, not President Obama or the federal government, are responsible for that success. This President hasn’t helped you. He’s made things worse. His health care law, known as Obamacare, penalizes employers who cannot afford to purchase health insurance for their employees, even as businesses are struggling to remain open. Independent studies show that Obamacare will cause health insurance premiums to climb even higher. No wonder 77 percent of small business owners think the law will leave them with a higher tax burden, and 65 percent believe they’ll end up paying more for health care. Meanwhile, President Obama has again proposed tax increases that will hit nearly one million small businesses owners. As a result, small business optimism has dropped to a twoyear low, and fewer small businesses are planning to hire new workers. It could get worse. On January 1, our economy faces what’s known as a “ scal cliff,” when capital gains, estate and income taxes on all Americans will increase dramatically if Congress does not extend current rates. Economists agree this would lead to another recession. Shockingly, Democratic leaders in Washington say they would be willing to accept the recession and let everyone’s taxes go up unless the President’s demand for higher taxes on small businesses is met. That’s right – Washington Democrats are so insistent on raising taxes on small businesses that they’re willing to tan k our entire economy if they don’t get their wish. These threats won’t help Florida’s small businesses gro w or create new jobs. Businesses need stability in the tax code so they can plan for the future. Threatening to deliberately in ict a recession makes it impossible for them to expand and hire new workers. The key to our economic recovery isn’t bigger government, higher taxes and more spending. Seventy-eight percent o f small business owners say that federal taxation, regulation and legislation make it harder for them to hire more employees. Small businesses don’t succeed because of government interference – they succeed when the federal government gets out of their way. That’s why my jobs plan allows the private sector to grow and add new jobs in three key steps: Fix the broken tax code. Getting rid of loopholes and deductions and replacing them with permanent reductions in tax rates lets businesses compete on a level playing eld with a tax code that is fair, simple, competitive and stable. Get rid of unnecessary regulations that are costing us much-needed jobs. Complying with federal regulations costs our economy $1.75 trillion and nearly nine billion man-hours each year. Those resources should go to expanding those businesses and hiring new workers. Stop blocking American energy production. Producing more energy at home would improve our national security, create jobs right away in the energy sector, and relieve small businesses and families from the burden of high fuel costs. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the linchpin to our recovery. They deserve policies from Washington that will let them succeed and lead the way to prosperity. They should not be the subject of threats or derision from the President. President Obama deserves no credit for those small businesses that have managed to succeed under his failed policies – but he certainly shares the blame for many of the businesses that have failed and the jobs that have been lost. Tom Rooney, Republican Congressman Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Guest CommentarySpeak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of some of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!

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Weather forecast for Okeechobee and surrounding area: Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Light southeast wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Friday Night A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Extended ForecastSaturday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. East southeast wind around 5 mph. Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, w ith a high near 91. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. East southeast wind around 5 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us” Summer Sunday Schedule 9 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at www.okeecoos.com200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL EPISCOPAL BAPTIST PENTECOSTAL YOUR CHURCH 3666 E. Hwy 70 • Okeechobee (0ld Elks Lodge)“Celebrating 25 years of Pastoral Leadership”Sunday School 9 am Worship: Sun. 10 am • Tues. & Thurs. 7:30 pm Prayer Service: Tues. & Thurs. 6:30 7:30 pm Nursery Available at All Services Of ce Hours CLOSED Mondays Tuesday Friday 9 am to 5 pm (863) 357-2264 Bishop Robert J. Banks, Jr., Pastor “Your Place of Destiny” Jeremiah 29:11 Your Church could be here!Call 813-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.com Wednesday Night Service 7 pm Tuesday: 7 till 8pm (You are invited) Prayer Service Special prayers for special needs drop off to us or email them to pastor@okeechobeecog.com 301 NE 4th Ave. • (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SE 70EChildren and Youth classes are Available Sunday Morning and Wednesdays Where the SON is always shining! OPEN 6-4 M-F ServingCall your order in, free delivery or pickup at window. 763-4127 or Dine in with free Wi-Fi. Go to Okeechobeecog.com and click SonRise Cafe for menuWOW! There is nothing like it in town! at Okeechobee Church of God301 NE 4th Ave., Okeechobee 2 blocks behind the McDonalds on SE 70E Sunday Services8:30 & 10:45 5 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012 The Melbourne of ce of the National Weather Service (NWS) in partnership with the Okeechobee County Division of Emergency Management and the Okeechobee County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Club (ARES) conducted a SKYWARN w eather spotter class on July 14. Twenty-two new weather spotters were trained to assist the NWS with eld observations when severe weather threatens our community. The SKYWARN program helps to save lives during severe weather emergencies by expanding networks of spotters who provide real-time conditions to radar meteorologists w ho are hard at work at the NWS of ce in Melbourne. SKYWARN spotters include Ham Radio operators, emergency responders and communication dispatchers, citizen groups and you. Scott Spratt, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the weather service in Melbourne coordinates these training classes with emergency management agencies and other groups throughout eastcentral Florida. "The SKYWARN spotters are an invaluable resource to our warning meteorologists. They provide the meteorologists with the local conditions on the ground. This assists our forecasters in the process of issuing timely severe weather warnings to protect the public when severe weather threatens." If you would like to attend a SKYWARN weather spotter class contact the Melbourne NWS Of ce at 800-683-4468 or visit their website; http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ mlb/?n=skywarn for more information on the local SKYWARN program. You can also contact Mitch Smeykal, Okeechobee County Division of Emergency Management (863)763-3212 for more information. County Emergency Management conducts SKYWARN Spotter Class Maintenance work is complete and service was restored ahead of scheduleThe S-65 Navigation Lock is back in service after being closed since July 9. The closure w as necessary for inspection and maintenance to ensure continued safe operation. The navigation lock was restored to service two weeks ahead of schedule. The lock is located at the south end of Lake Kissimmee at State Road 60. S-65 navigation lock back in service Okeechobee Forecast

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Do you have some news to share?Publish it yourself! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 2 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.Helen H. StrattonOKEECHOBEE — Helen H. Stratton, 74, o f Okeechobee passed away July 17, 2012, at Raulerson Hospital. She was born June 23, 1938 in Uvalda, Georgia to William and Julia Crews Chambers. She is survived by two daughters, Tina Clemons (Todd) and Audrey Hoyle; son, Greg Hoyle (Michelle) all of Okeechobee; and ve grandchildren. No services will be held. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. 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 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012Erik Charles OtersenOKEECHOBEE — Erik Charles Otersen, 20, of Okeechobee passed away July 15, 2012 in Port St. Lucie. He was born Feb. 15, 1992 in Richmond, Va., to Michael and Diana Stagani Otersen. He was a student at Okeechobee High School. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Otersen; and grandfather, Thomas Stagani. He is survived by his mother, Diana Otersen (Ernie Kafton); brother, Reid Otersen all of Okeechobee; grandparents, Pat and Charlie Otersen of New Jersey; grandmother, Norma Stagani of Okeechobee; and many loving family and friends. Viewing will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2012 at Evergreen Cemetery with graveside services following at 10:30 a.m. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Football camp plannedMOORE HAVEN—‘Muck Area’ Christian Football Camp will be held Saturday, 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 at 561-809-8300 or email rfelt10@aol.com.OKMS to hold meetingThe Quarterly General Membership meeting for Okeechobee Main Street will be held on July 25, at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Avenue. Please plan to attend to network with fellow citizens and business owners, greet new members and receive updates of current activities and accomplishments of the quarter. For questions or additional information, please contact Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-6246. DAR plan Summer BrunchOkeechobee DAR will have a Summer Brunch on Friday, July 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Su George, 1709 S.W. 28th Ave., Okeechobee 863-763-0266. All members and those interested in DAR are invited.B.R.A.T. Club plans summer teen danceCome to the dance! The Summer Teen Dance is at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. on Saturday, J uly 21 from 7-10 p.m. Ages 12-16 are w elcome. Admission is just $7 and includes pizza, soda, chips, entertainment and more! Contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996, for more information.BBQ to bene t breast cancer patientOn March 6 of this year Marshelle Carter received news that she had stage 3 breast cancer. She is ghting the disease with everything she has and she needs extra support. A barbecue bene t is planned for Saturday, J uly 21, at the Brady Ranch in Indiantown from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. There will be a corn hole tournament with an entry fee of $30 per team; a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. Dinners of pulled pork or barbecue chicken are $10. All proceeds will help with travel expenses and medical bills. For more information, please call Billy Kirk at 863-6346725 or Christine Carter at 863-634-1828. A mVets Post 2001 will host dinner night on July 26The AmVets Post 2001 in Buckhead Ridge w ill hold their monthly Wednesday night dinner at the VFW 9528 Buckhead Ridge J uly 25 with sloppy joes. All proceeds will bene t our veterans and families. Dinner will be from 5-7 p.m. with a donation. On Thursday, July 26, the AmVets will serve hamburgers and chips for bingo from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Come out and play bingo and enjoy a great burger at the Post. For more information, please call 863-467-2882. Poker run to bene t children of Heather TownA poker run and bake sale to bene t Heather Town’s children are planned for Sunday, 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, Frosty 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 U.S. 441 S.E. (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 School Board Of ce.Okeechobee YMCA Children's Art Auction slated for July 26The Okeechobee YMCA Children’s Art Auction in partnership with the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee, will be held on Thursday, July 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. at “old” New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th Street, in Okeechobee. Come laugh and cry while the Y children share their Y stories and their famous art work! This event is to raise funds and awareness about the YMCA Okeechobee Community Support campaign which allows the Okeechobee community to enjoy youth development, summer camp and afterschool. For more information on how you can make a difference, contact Shawn Keil 772-215-9780 or Skeil@ymcatreasurecoast.org.County Fair Board to meetThe Okeechobee County Fair Board will have their monthly meeting Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. Community News

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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 GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net MRI 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 The 2011 – 2012 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website 8 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HEALTH WEIGHT LOSS •MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS • MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS •MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS • MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS •MEDICAL TAKE OFF POUNDS FOR SUMMER WEIGHT LOSS • MEDICAL LOSE up to 20 lbs in 6 weeks WE’LL HELP YOU GET STARTED 6 weeks $169CALL NOW! 863-357-9967414 S. Parrott Ave., B Okeechobee, FL Locations Nationwide to Serve You RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com FAMILY MEDICINE RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.1395 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including Medicaid 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 CalendarCome see for yourself!By Dr. Ron Woody Okeechobee Cancer CenterHello! I am Doctor Ron Woody, physician at Okeechobee Regional Cancer Center. I am a native Floridian, born in Jacksonville Naval hospital and a graduate of both FSU University and University of Florida Medical School. (So no rivalry since Im a hybrid.) Im writing to tell you about state of the art cancer treatment located right here in Okeechobee and you will be treated here and not shipped to the coast (except for planning of your treatment) or anywhere else where you dont have the support of your family and friends. At the cancer center, we are capable of delivering Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Now, you dont have to know the details, all you need to know is it allows us to concentrate the radiation where it is needed and even shape the area to conform to your anatomy, avoiding excessive radiation of normal, non-cancerous tissue. The treatments are painless and the only side effects are localized to the treatment area, unlike chemotherapy which affects the entire body and bone marrow. Recently, IMRT has been found to be superior to proton therapy in some tumors! Giving equal or better cure rates and less long term side effects! This was a relative surprise since the ONLY advantage of protons was supposed to be sparing of normal tissue. Whew! Thank God I dont have to go spend 125 million dollars! About the only thing superior about protons is the expense. It is a failure of our system to approve technology for use before it is proven to be effective. Okeechobee Cancer Center Offers State of the Art Cancer Treatment Locally If you are treated at Okeechobee Cancer Center, you will also have the advantage of your treatment being planned using the only PET/CT simulator on the Treasure Coast! This is one of the most important and useful technological advances in the staging of and treatment of cancer. A PET/CT is signi“ cantly more accurate because the CT portion cuts down on FALSE positive and negative interpretations. (Improves by as much as 15 to 30 percent or more.) So remember, if a PET is ordered, it is better done on a combination scanner for staging and treatment. The major advantage of using a PET / CT simulator is in showing more accurately the extent of the tumor. Since as a Radiation Oncologist my job is basically that of a target shooter, the PET keeps me from missing the target (cancer) by telling me to treat more o r most importantly allows me to treat less thereby reducing side effects! You only have access to this technology at Okeechobee Cancer Center. 9 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 10 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News For 10 hours each week, 67 children in Okeechobee practice their swim techniques for nearly four months of the year. The Okeechobee Shockwaves program has been around 25 years and each year has grown in membership. The program run by the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Department is for children ages 6-18 and the locals compete in the South Florida Recreational Swim League. They compete against big and small communities and have held their own this y ear against such teams as Boca Raton and Deer eld Beach. The program also had two local meets on July 9 and July 16. About 40 of the swimmers will compete Aug. 4 in the Championships in Coral Springs. Coach Laura Luschetta is a teacher at South Elementary and her teaching continues at the swimming pool. She has coached the Shockwaves for ve years. She said the alumni of the program do a good job of promoting the league to others and that is why the numbers continue to grow. "The kids have really done well this year. They have been amazing and have cut tons of seconds on their times at our meets," she explained. Each child learns all of the strokes used in swimming. The 8 and under practice for an hour daily and the older kids from 8 to 10 am Monday through Friday. The 8 and under swim 25 yard or one length of the pool. The 9-18 year olds compete for 50 yards or two lengths of the pool. More girls than boys compete for the team. The program is a feeder program for the Okeechobee High School team which has made great strides in recent years. The children pay a $60 fee to Okeechobee County and a $15 league fee to compete each year. The league website is SFRSL.org. Okeechobee Shockwaves enjoy strong campaign Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLaura Luchetta has enjoyed her job as coach of the Shockwaves this summer. Okeechobee News/ Charles NewsAlex Boon is a rst-year swimmer for the Okeechobee Shockwaves swim team. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyNatalie Mitchell is a rst-year swimmer for the Okeechobee Shockwaves, a recreational swim team. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDanny Hays is a rst-year swimmer for the Okeechobee Shockwaves.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Working for You!Paid by Sharon Wallace, Republican, for Property Appraiser Elect Sharon Wallace for Property Appraiser 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 11 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee Shockwaves team member wins butter y eventOkeechobee Shockwaves team member Nathaniel Bean won the butter y event for boys ages 13-14 at a swim meet in Boca Raton on July 14. Freedom Outreach holds sixth tourney of season (above) The rst-place check went to Blake Marsocci and Danny Marsocci with 16.0 lbs. of sh. On Sunday, July 15, Freedom Outreach Ministry hosted their sixth tournament of the season. It was a tough day on the water, but the anglers worked very hard for their catch enduring the warm summer day and slow bite. Blake and Danny Marsocci came out on top with 16.0 lbs. Robert Litteral and Capp Williams placed second with 15.14 lbs. also taking home the big sh prize weighing in at 6.14 lbs. Coming in third were Matthew and Greg Robinson with 15.08 lbs. We thank everyone again for your support.Special to the Okeechobee News/ Freedom Outreach Ministry(above) In third place with 15.08 lbs. of sh were Matthew Robinson and Greg Robinson. (above) Robert Litteral and Capp Williams placed second with 15.14 lbs. and won the big sh prize with a 6.14 lb. bass. Northside Headstart accepting VPK applicants nowThe Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County is accepting applications for Northside Head Start and VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten). Children must have been born before September 2, 2009. Birth Certi cate and Social Security number for the child applying and proof of family income is required. Please call the Northside Head Start of ce at 863-357-8677 for an appointment and additional information. Of ce hours are as follows, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club announces the Gold Tee Winners for the wee k of July 13. In a tie for rst place: Norman Koff and Dan Birdashaw. In a tie for second place are: Bob Meyers and Jack Kidwell. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results 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 information at 863-357-0803. Club plays on Mondays and Thursday at 6 p.m. at the VFW on Hwy. 441 SE.

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Girls ready for upcoming National ChampionshipBy Brandi GomezSpecial to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee County All-Stars 10 & Under Angels Girls Softball team traveled to Carabelle, (North Florida), 400 miles away to play in the state tournament against counties from all over Florida. The team played four games total with double elimination. The rst game on Saturday was played against Wesley Chapel, Fla. (they were state champions last year). Our winning score was 3-2. Our second game on Sunday was played against South Waltonour winning score was 14-0. Our third game was again against Wesley Chapel at 1:30 p.m. We lost. Our score was 11-4. Since it was double elimination we had only lost once, and Wesley Chapel had only lost once, we had to play them once more for the championship game just three hours later. Our last game was a victory winning score at 2-0. Our own Okeechobee girls softball team won the state championship and will now be heading to the World Series in Troy, Ala. from July 27-Aug. 1. In O.C.R.A.'s past records, the last time any team from O.C.R.A. has gone to the World Series was in 1993. This is such great opportunity for the girls and they are all very excited. However, they only have eight days to try and raise enough funds to cover their costs for hotels, gas, and food expenses. They will have a spaghetti dinner in the park in the middle of the town on Monday, July 23, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for $7 which will include spaghetti, salad, dessert and a roll. Delivery is available also. The team will also have a yard sale in the Okeechobee Livestock Market parking lot on Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lastly, we are selling drawing tickets for a $400, brand new Lazy Boy Recliner at $10 each. The drawing will be Wednesday, July 25. If you have any questions or would like to donate or sponsor the team, please contact Brandi Gomez 863-634-5727. Please remember our girls are not only representing Okeechobee County, we are representing the state of Florida. Good Luck Ladies! A ngels win state softball crown 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. 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Jarrod Morgan had a rough outing on the pitchers mound as he allowed nine hits and three runs in two innings. Dean Drafts had a big game for West Seminole with three hits. Colin McLaughlin had an RBI double and a two-run home run for West Seminole against Okeechobee reliever Armando Rodriguez. Elijah Finney had a double, while Cameron Morris, Robby Hays and Raymondo Rodriguez both had two hits for Okeechobee. Morgan drove home a run on a elder's choice in the fth. West Seminole put the game away with a four-run rally in the fth inning. Hays had a three-run home run for Okeechobee. Spring Hill eliminated Okeechobee with a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh Sunday as they defeated Okeechobee 8-7. Elijah Finney had a strong outing on the mound for Okeechobee. Finney and Rodriguez added RBI singles in the rst inning. Layton Thomas blasted a three-run home run to right eld in the second to put Okeechobee in front 5-1. Zeke Matthews had an RBI double in the third to make it 6-2. Thomas added a solo home run in the fourth to complete Okeechobee's scoring. Spring Hill rallied against Rodriguez with a walk, a base hit by Matt Warner, an RBI single by Devin McHalany, an RBI double by Brett Myers and a walk-off single by Marion Sparaceo. OCRA Dixie Boys ousted from state tournament

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We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 or 772-519-2463 Yard Sale Saturday 7-21-12 7am 1pm 1010 SW 14th St. Baby items, furniture, bric-a-brac, clothing. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Garage/ Yard SalesYard Sale July 19th thru 22nd Thursday thru Sunday 8 am till 1 pm 2254 SE 27th St. Electronics,treadmill, clothes,baby clothes and things, tools etc. ServicesDO YOU NEED A CAREGIVER? I OFFER QUALITY CARE AND ASSISTANCE INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION, HOME/YARD DUTIES AND SHARE ACTIVITIES. REASONABLE/FLEXIBLE 1-561-577-1964 Golf 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 TimeBadcock Home Furniture & More Full time salesperson needed. Bilingual preferred. Duties include sales, processing sales order entry, answer phones, ling, customer service and other tasks. Must be able to work Saturdays. Apply in person at 512 NW Park Street Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM No phone calls please Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Employment Full TimeFaith Academy Pre-School Faith Academy is accepting applications for teachers with strong classroom management skills, passionate, Solid communications skills, and Creative. Ability to transfer spiritually and educationally into the lives of young children. Please Call 763-8800 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 Substance Abuse Counselor Needed Full or Part time Minimum Bachelor Degree required. CAP or LCSW/LMHC preferred. Previous substance abuse counseling or mental health counseling experience Required. Please fax resume to: 863-467-2477. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Sales 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 Employment Part TimeWANTED Part-time Maintenance Person for Okeechobee Commons Apartments. Seeking an experienced maintenance person with plumbing, electrical, appliance repair and painting background. Parttime 20 hours per week. Fax resume or letter of interest to 407-347-1036. EOE. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Shop here first! The classified ads Sales 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. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ExcavationCLEARING & HAULING Top soil, Fill dirt, Rock, Shell, & Sand. (863) 634-7771. Business Opportunities Lawn Service*** DON’S LAWNS *** COMPLETE YEAR ROUND SERVICE. 20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. FREE ESTIMATES. CALL DON (561)723-6633 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Storage 70 West Storage 2190 SR 70 West 20X30 storage unit $250 per month. Climate and non climate units available. Summer specials. Huge outside storage. Boats/RV’s/trucks/e quipment. Secure automatic gates. (863)467-7550 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com CollectiblesWANTED Highwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, 1715 Fleet Treasure Coins. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop Computer w/Flat screen, like new! Must sell $75 Also wireless dell laptop w/ new battery and charger $125 Call Tony 863-517-2782. Pets/SuppliesFor Sale CKC Reg. 8 mo. Female Yorkie, spade, microchip. Selling due to health of owner. $500.00 cash 863-467-8272 or 863-610-0433 ToolsAirless Paint Sprayer Grayco 190 ES Used once, in box Cost $600.00 Sell $225.00 In Okeechobee 772-359-9550 14 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $16.00 a piece. Coastal and Oat Hay Mix $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments800 sq. ft. Ef ciency Apartment w/attached garage, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. Beautiful residential neighborhood. No pets. No smoking inside. References needed. $600 deposit. $750/mo. Includes all utilities, basic cable. 863-697-2065 OAK TREE PLACE2br, 1ba, 2 story apt. w/screen porch, $650, 1st, last $500 sec. (863)634-3312 or (863)634-3313 Condos/Townhouses RentFurnished 2bdrm/1bath Townhome in Kings Bay, Water, Sewer, W/D, Pool, much more.. Call 863-634-8331 TAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes water. $700/mo. 1st month free. 863-801-3713 TAYLORCREEK Condo, 2/2, ground oor, screened porch, tile. $800/mo. + sec., inclds water, & pool. 863-801-3713 Houses Rent1004 SE 8th Drive Newly Remodeled 2 bed, 1 bath $650.00 All appliances, tile oors, hurricane windows. July occupancy Last, security, references. Chris 863-447-3282 anytime CBS 3BR, Southwest section, great location, remodeled & upgraded, Corian, marble, Oak cabinets, tile oors, 24/14 enclosed FL rm, huge fenced backyard, 12/12 wood shed, landscaped, comes with w/d. Move in date Aug. 5th. $900/mo. 1st & sec. Credit & background check. 863-697-2161. FT. Drum Area. 4 acre pasture, 1bdrm CBS home, old barn, Pet Fee. $500 deposit $500 monthly Call 912-224-4658 or 734-637-2697 OKEE 3/1 Small Updated Home, central a/c, wood ooring, Tiled Bathroom, w/d, Well Water. $725 mo. plus security Located by 15-B. Call 786-201-0306 TREASURE ISLAND 3/2 & 4/3 CBS, semi furnished, clean, on water with boat dock. Starting at $600 a month. Call (561)262-1390 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Land Sale10 Acres Owner Financing $3,000 down Park your trailer or build your house 7 mins to town (863) 763-6358 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD 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 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 Automobiles07 Chevy Cobalt 4d, LS Low mileage, great on gas, 25 city, 34 hwy, NADA/Kelly Blue Book $9,000. Asking $7,500 obo 772-291-8799 Vans94 GMC Safari Van Seats 7, runs great, no air, no heat, $750 or best offer (863)467-8543 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD127 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2216 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 23 BLOCK 3 1-15-36-35-0040-00030-0230 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DOLORES H HERBACH Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 9th day of August, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418132 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD125 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2210 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 14 BLOCK 2 1-15-36-35-0040-00020-0140 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RUTH COUGEVEN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418130 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD129 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2232 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 23 BLOCK 7 1-15-36-35-0040-00070-0230 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JAMES HERBACH Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418134 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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.: 11000439CA REGIONS BANK, SUCCESSOR B Y MERGER WITH UNION PLANTERS BANK, N.A., D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, -vsPAUL J. ARNOLD and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAUL J. ARNOLD; JOSE E. SANTIAGO, if living, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants, claiming by, through, under or against the said PAUL J. ARNOLD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAUL J. ARNOLD or JOSE E. SANTIAGO; TAYLOR CREEK CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A FLORIDA NONPROFIT CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; and UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE TO: JOSE E. SANTIAGO, if living, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant who is not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants, claiming by, through, under or against the said JOSE E. SANTIAGO, if he is deceased. Whose Residence is Unknown Whose last Known Mailing Address is: 92 Colonel Bell Drive, Apt. 8, Brockton, MA 02301-1979 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to reform and foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: UNIT NO. 3, BUILDING 3, TAYLO R CREEK CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 221, PAGE 379, AND RE-RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 225, PAGE 1640, 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 ROD B. NEUMAN, Esquire, of Gibbons, Neuman, Bello, Segall, Allen & Halloran, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 3321 Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33609, within 30 days from the date of the rst 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. DATED this 20th day of June, 2012. Sharon Robertson CLERK CIRCUIT COURT By: Arlene Nealis Deputy Cler k 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. NOTE: THIS COMMUNICATION, FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR, IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 420443 ON 6/22,29;7/6,13/2012 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on AUGUST 3, 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. 2003 Chevy Trailblazer VIN #1GNDT13S832129423 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. 422409 ON 7/20/2012 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in today  sclassifieds Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD128 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2230 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 21 BLOCK 7 1-15-36-35-0040-00070-0210 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RHAFICK WILLIAMS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418133 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD143 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2309 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CAREY SUBDIVISION LOTS 16 17 20 BLOCK 4 1-15-37-35-0100-00040-0160 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GERALDINE BERTRAM Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418147 ON 6/29/7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD142 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2308 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: CAREY SUBDIVISION LOTS 18 19 22 BLOCK 3 1-15-37-35-0100-00030-0180 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GERALDINE BERTRAM Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418146 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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P ublic NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD136 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2257 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 17 BLOCK 12 1-15-36-35-0040-00120-0170 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MAUREEN M WEBER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418143 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD134 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2255 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LAKE IN SAID BLOCK 11 1-15-36-35-0040-00110-0270 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALBERT JULES Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418141 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD135 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2256 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 10 BLOCK 12 1-15-36-35-0040-00120-0100 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHRISSY L SHUCK Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418142 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD138 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2259 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 19 BLOCK 12 1-15-36-35-0040-00120-0190 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MAUREEN M WEBER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of August, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418145 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD144 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2537 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 2 LOT 39 1-25-37-35-0030-00020-0390 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BOBBI ANN JORDAN JOSEPH B JORDAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418148 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD137 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2258 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 18 BLOCK 12 1-15-36-35-0040-00120-0180 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MAUREEN M WEBER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418144 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD141 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2195 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: GRANADA TERRACE LOTS 1 2 3 14 15 16 BLOCK 9 1-14-37-35-0010-00090-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GERALDINE BERTRAM Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418129 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD126 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2213 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 8 & 21 BLOCK 3 1-15-36-35-0040-00030-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MAUREEN M WEBER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418131 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD123 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1855 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOTS 1 & 2 BLOCK 27 1-06-36-34-0010-00270-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MAVRETA MANETA Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418126 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD140 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2189 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: GRANADA TERRACE LOT 3 & S1/2 OF LOT 2 BLOCK 5 1-14-37-35-0010-00050-0030 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GERALDINE A BERTRAM Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418128 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD132 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2252 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 31 BLOCK 10 1-15-36-35-0040-00100-0310 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RHAFICK WILLIAMS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418137 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD133 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2254 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 18 BLOCK 11 1-15-36-35-0040-00110-0180 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALBERT JULES Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418138 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY Contact a member of our Sales Team, for an opportunity to place your ad in the best busines s email:okeeadsales@newszap.com or call 863-763-3134

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD147 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2992 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: ROSE ACRES LOT 17 1-20-37-36-0010-00000-0170 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418152 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD145 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2678 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TRACT 9 COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 34 RUN EAST A DISTANCE OF 125.05 FEET THEN RUN SOUTH 00 DEG 00 MIN 54 SEC EAST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF A DEDICATED ROAD DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 130 PAGE 871 A DISTANCE OF 400 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH ALONG THE DEDICATED ROAD A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET THEN RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 52 MIN 29 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 124.97 FEET TO A POINT THEN RUN NORTH 0 DEG 02 MIN WEST A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET THEN RUN NORTH 89 DEG 52 MIN 29 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 124.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SAID LAND LYING IN & COMPRISING A PART OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1 SECTION 34 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-34-37-35-0A00-00026-B000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: OVITA FRANCES HAMBLEN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418150 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD146 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2864 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT 93 A SPOT IN THE SUN UNIT II AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN SECTION 15 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 15 BEAR EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 15 A DISTANCE OF 2205.02 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID A SPOT IN THE SUN UNIT II SUBDIVISION THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEG 32 MIN 15 SEC EAST ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF SAID A SPOT IN THE SUN UNIT II SUBDIVISION A DISTANCE OF 2436.35 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 93 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEG 32 MIN 15 SEC EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SAID A SPOT IN THE SUN UNIT II SUBDIVISION A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 93 THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEG 27 MIN 45 SEC EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 93 A DISTANCE OF 218.00 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A COUNTY ROAD THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEG 32 MIN 15 SEC WEST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A COUNTY ROAD A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEG 27 MIN 45 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 93 A DISTANCE OF 218.00 FEET TO THE SAID WEST LINE OF SAID A SPOT IN THE SUN UNIT II SUBDIVISION AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-15-37-36-0A00-00002-0930 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: FLORENCE F BELL GUARDIAN FOR DONALD LEE BELL Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418151 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD139 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2572 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ALL THAT PART OF CONNERS HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION PLAT IN SECTION 9 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 21 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA LYING SOUTH & WEST OF WHAT IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS CITY LIMIT CANAL & EAST OF CHOKALOSKEE STREET AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT .63 ACRES 09 37S 35E 1-09-37-35-0A00-00004-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: I E BYRD Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418149 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 Public NoticeCITATION G.L.c. 210, §6 Docket No. HD12A0049AD Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trail Court Probate and Family Court In the matter of: Savannah Marie Vasquez TO: Maria Carmen Vasquez otherwise Carmen Vasquez any unnamed or unknown parent and persons interested in a petition for the adoption of said child and to the Department of Children and Families of said Commonwealth. A petition has been presented to said court by: Jessica McDaniel of Indian Orchard, MA requesting to leave to adopt said child and that the name of the child be changed to Savannah Ann JeffersonHampden Probate and Family Court 50 State Street Spring eld, MA 01103 (413) 748-7758 IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT: Spring eld on or before ten o’clock in the morning (10:00 AM) on 07/27/2012. WITNESS, Hon. Anne M. Geoffrion, First Justice of this Court. DATE: June 25, 2012 Florence P. Morintig Jr. Register of Probate 421289 ON 7/6,13,20/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-22 IN RE: ESTATE OF: JERRY G. SHERER, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JERRY G. SHERER, deceased, whose date of death was November 28, 2011, and whose Social Security number is 287-38-3613, is the Circuit Court for Okeechobee, Florida, Probate Division, File No.: 2012-CP-022; the address of is Probate Division, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 other persons who have claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is July 13, 2012. HEIDI J. SHERER Personal Representative 1232 N.W. 50th Drive Okeechobee, Florida 34972 WILLIAM J. WALLACE, P.A. Attorney for Personal Representative 115 NW 11th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-467-4671 Fax: 863-763-5360 421875 ON 7/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 506 Judge Elizabeth Metzger CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. SHERRON L. MILLER, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO SHERRON L. MILLER : YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 01, Section 27, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida (1.25 acres) (aka Lot 0) has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it on Ryon McCabe, the plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 1601 Forum Place, Suite 505, West Palm Beach, Florida 33445 on or before 8/20/2012, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED this 16th day of July, 2012. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court By: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk 422273 ON 7/20,27/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD130 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2250 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 29 BLOCK 10 1-15-36-35-0040-00100-0290 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RHAFICK WILLIAMS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of August, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418135 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD131 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2251 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 30 BLOCK 10 1-15-36-35-0040-00100-0300 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RHAFICK WILLIAMS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418136 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD149 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3425 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: WRIGHTS 1ST ADDITION LOTS 8 & 9 BLOCK 6 3-22-37-35-0230-00060-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GERALDINE A BERTRAM Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418154 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD148 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3134 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK SEC ONE LOT 9 BLOCK 7 1-09-38-36-0010-00070-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ABDUL M CUMBER YASMIN A CUMBER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418153 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD124 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JG JFG LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1976 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: COM AT SE COR OF NW1/4 SEC 17 RUN S 89 DEG 30 MIN W ALONG THE S BDRY LINE OF NW1/4 OF SEC 17 DIST OF 976.19 FT TO A PT ON ESTRLY R/W LINE OF STATE RD 15 THENCE RUN N 28 DEG 54 MIN 30 SEC W ON SAID R/W LINE FOR A DIST OF 1128.43 FT FOR POB THENCE RUN N 61 DEG 05 MIN 30 SEC E DIST OF 300 FT TO A PT THENCE RUN S 28 DEG 54 MIN 30 SEC E 50 FT TO A PT THENCE S 61 DEG 05 MIN 30 SEC W DIST OF 300 FT TO A PT ON ESRLY R/W LINE OF RD 15 THENCE RUN N 28 DEG 54 MIN 30 SEC W ON SAID R/W LINE DIST OF 50 FT TO POB 17 33S 35E .34 ACRE 1-17-33-35-0010-00030-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: A ODELL THURMAN VALERIE G THURMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of August, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 418127 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2012 17 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAGENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 2012CA000127 T HE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS T RUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWALT, INC., ALT ERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-21CB MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERT IFICATES, SERIES 2007-21CB Plaintiff, V S. ETHEL M. BACHER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ETHEL M. BACHER; MARIE E. HUFFMAN; ANN G. KINGSLEY; CHRISTY R. MOODY A/K/A CHRISTY MOODY AND THE UKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTY R. MOODY A/K/A CHRISTY MOODY; REGINALD F. KINGSLEY; ANN G. KINGSLEY; VERN R. HUFFMAN; MARIE E. HUFFMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN T ENANT #2, ET AL Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE T O: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ETHEL M. BACHER; MARIE E. HUFFMAN; ANN G. KINGSLEY; CHRISTY R. MOODY A/K/A CHRISTY MOODY AND THE UKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTY R. MOODY A/K/A CHRISTY MOODY 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: The West 190 feet of Tract 107, QUAIL ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, as per plat thereof in Plat Book 515, Page 1900, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, more fully described as the West 190 feet of the following described land: Commence at the Southwest corner of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 9, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, and run North 8940’13” East along the Section line a distance of 586.58 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence continue North 8940’13” East a distance of 382.04 feet; thence run North 019’54” West a distance of 544.55 feet to a road, thence run North 8353’44” West along the Southerly boundary of said road a distance of 384.46 feet to a point, thence run South 019’54” East a distance of 587.63 feet to the Point of Beginning. 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 within 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 17th day of July, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, A ND SCHNEID, PL A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 3010 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL, SUITE 300 BOCA RATON, FL 33431 422309 ON 7/20,27/2012 18 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Recommended foreclosure action by the Okeechobee City Council brought mixed reactions at the Tuesday, July 18, city council meeting. The council also acted on several budget related items. The code enforcement board had referred a code violation case to the council recommending foreclosure. Code enforcement of cer Fred Sterling informed the board that N & A Construction, the owner of property at 406 N.E. Fourth St, had been informed of the violation on Sept. 28, 2011, and had taken no action to clean up overgrowth on the property. According to code enforcement board policy, the case was referred to the city council for action because the ne has been accruing for over 90 days. "Honestly, I can't believe this is before us," said Councilman Dowling Watford. He said he went by the property several times a week and did not consider it an eyesore or a hazard. Councilman Clayton Williams expressed the opposite opinion. He felt the property owner was ignoring the system. "We have to have a remedy to bring him into compliance," Councilman Williams said. He noted that the properties on either side were well maintained. The vote to initiate foreclosure proceedings was 4 to 1 with Councilman Watford casting the lone dissenting vote. Turning to nancial matters, the council approved an assessment for residential solid waste collection of $224.64 per household. This is 1.4 percent higher than the current assessment and will go into effect with the new budget on Oct. 1. In another budget-related action the council set a tentative millage rate of 8.5907. Taking into consideration the 5.6 percent drop in city property values this year, the tentative millage rate will bring in $1.9 million in taxes as opposed to the $1.7 million generated by the current millage rate of 7.7432. Traditionally the council has set a higher tentative millage rate and then lowered it before nal approval of the budget. One mil equals one dollar for every one thousand dollars of assessed value. The council also scheduled a budget workshop for 5 p.m. on Aug. 28. The rst public hearing for adoption of the budget was set for 6 p.m. Sept. 4 with the nal public hearing on the budget to be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 25. Turning to other matters, the council suspended impact fees for another year. and adopted an ordinance that updates the wording in the city land development regulations to conform to current state law. The council also held the rst reading and set a date of Aug. 21, for the nal public hearing for an ordinance approving a non-exclusive natural gas pipeline franchise for Florida Public Utilities Company. Mayor James Kirk issued a proclamation announcing that two council seats will be on the ballot in the Nov. 6 election. Gary Ritter, director of South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD) Okeechobee Service Center, appeared before the board urging water conservation. He said it is possible the locks on the northern end of the lake could be reopened in a few days if the lake level rises enough. He said some members of the public are confused as to why SFWMD is promoting water conservation while the U.S. Arm y Corps of Engineers is making pulse releases to the Caloosahatchee River. Mr. Ritter said those releases were necessary to maintain the proper salinit y level and they really did not amount to much water. He said the current pulse release is 650,000 gallons day. To put things in perspective, Mr. Ritter said that much water is lost from the surface of the lake each day due to evaporation. Also, he said that the Okeechobee Utility Authority uses up to 6 million gallons of water a day.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporte r Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@ newszap.com. City council foreclosure action produces 4-1 vote in the wrong direction," asserted Tom Rooney, the incumbent representing District 17 who is running for reelection. "More taxes isn't the answer. We don't have a revenue problem in Washington, we have a spending problem. The constitution was written to be a limiting document -not an entitlement document." The winner of the Republican primary for District 17 will face Democrat William Bronson in the general election. Former State Representative Randy Johnson, who is seeking the State Representative District 55 seat, said he was proud to be called the most conservative member of the Florida House. "Property taxes are something I want to take on," he said. Mr. Johnson said property taxes didn't go down as the assessed value of the property went down. It's important to send people to Tallahassee who share your value, Mr. Johnson told the crowd Cary Pigman, his opponent in the Republican primary, presented a list of his community involvements. He said he understood the concept of the politician-citizen, as one who serves his terms and then goes back to private life. "I am pro-life," he asserted. "Marriage is between a man and a woman and de ned by the Bible." Mr. Pigman said he would listen to the people and represent their interests. The winner of the contest between Mr. Johnson and Mr. Pigman will face Democrat Crystal Drake in the general election.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@ newszap.com. FORUMContinued From Page 1 on $40,000 bond. Cook, of the same Okeechobee address, is being held on $10,000 bond. Detective Javier Gonzalez, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated in his arrest report that the burglary occurred on May 4. He then arrested Fernald on July 2 and Cook on July 16. Fernald was also arrested July 5 on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of the Widman Act. He is being held without bond on that charge. The Widman Act, named after Of cer Andrew Widman of the Fort Myers Police Department, was signed into law in May of 2011 by Governor Rick Scott. The act allows the court to hold a suspect in jail that has committed a crime while on probation or house arrest, rather than releasing them on bond prior to their probation violation hearing. Of cer Widman was killed July 18, 2008, while responding to a domestic violence call involving an offender who had an outstanding warrant. This law is intended to help avert such tragedies in the future by giving judges the ability to consider additional factors when determining whether to detain or release offenders who have violated community supervision prior to their hearings. On May 3, 2011, Fernald was placed on felony probation for a number offenses that include burglary while armed, grand theft (three counts), traf cking in stolen property (two counts), burglary of a dwelling and giving false information to a pawnbroker. According to the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC), Fernald committed all of those offenses in Hillsborough County. He was slated to be on probation until Sept. 6, 2016. Fernald and Cook are accused o f stealing a number of items from the victim's home. Those items include but aren't limited to a coin collection, a .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun, shing equipment, battery charger, jewelry and two generators. In all, stated Detective Gonzalez, the value of the items taken was estimated at $13,500. The detective said only a metal detector and some jewelry have been recovered so far. THEFTContinued From Page 1 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. Saturday, July 21 Publix, Noon5 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. OKMS Call to artists for mural projectCall to artists for Okeechobee Main Street's next mural project. Seeking a quali ed mural artist to paint two large murals in downtown Okeechobee on the CarQuest building located on State Road 70. Please contact Bridgette Waldau for artist's informational packet and application at 863-467-7300 or e-mail at bridgette.art@gmail.com. Deadline for submission of application with proposal is Aug. 15.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 19 Okeechobee News July 20, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The awards continue to roll in for Okeechobee High school softball standout Samantha Harrell. This month she was named the Class 7A Pitcher of the Year for the state of Florida. Harrell nished the season with 229 strikeouts and a miniscule earned run average of 1.06. She nished her four-year career with a school record of 709 strikeouts and earned run average of 0.88. Harrell will attend Brevard County State College in Melbourne this fall and plans to pursue a degree in the medical eld or elementary education. Harrell said it felt good to get another award and that her hard work has paid off, "I never thought I would have gotten this far. I didn't start thinking about records until my sophomore year. Then I started to work hard at it and it paid off." Harrell led a young team all the way to the nal eight in the state this year. She said she felt the team did as well as they were capable and were very talented. This summer she has continued to hone her skills with the travel ball team called Light Speed. She has played in tournaments in Lake City and other parts of the state. She has gotten a lot of compliments on her player of the year award while at the ballpark. "I've got a lot of positive comments and congratulations. I've been busy working out lifting weights and conditioning. I think I've done really well in the off season," she added. Her next goal is to dominate at the college level, earn her degree, and possibly a scholarship to a four-year university. She said she feels she can compete with the best in the country and is anxious and eager to show what she can do at the college level. "I'm excited to take the mound over there and start something new. I want to thank all of my coaches which include Kim Hargraves, Heather Gillis, Wayne Harrell and David Wilson for all of their help. I also want to wish the future high school teams at Okeechobee High good luck." Harrell named pitcher of the year in Florida Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pat DilesFood donationA donation of food was made to Okeechobee Senior Services by Okeechobee Yatchett Club represented By Ellen Whelpley. Pictured left to right, Patricia Diles Of OSS, Ellen Whelpley Of Yatchett Club And Janet Mckenna Of OSS. Many thanks to Yatchett Club for their continued generosity to the community. Samantha Harrell OCRA to open 2012 fall football signupsIt's time for football! OCRA is gearing up for their 2012 Football Season. Signups will be held in Auguest for football players and cheerleaders ages 5 through14. We are currently taking coaches applications and looking for football umpires. The season will begin in September. This season OCRA is also introducing girls ag football for middle and high school age girls. Any questions or if interested in any of the areas mentioned above please call 863-634-0515 or 863-634-1437.

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Resident Joe Staedelin was happy to add saxophone solos to the songs while Activities Director Jennifer Dodd stepped up to the microphone to sing a few oldies but goodies. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Bella Rose Day Spa, 311 N.E. Second St., provides one-stop shopping for all your beauty needs. “It’s a place you can come to be refreshed and renewed,” said Darla Rose who operates the spa along with her husband, Bill. We’re here to educate people and help them with health and wellness,” said Mr. Rose. “We want people to come in and enjoy themselves and hang out.” The spa features hair cutting for men, w omen and children, shampooing, styling and conditioning using organic hair coloring and shampoos. They also feature massage therapy, manicures, pedicures, facials, eyelash extension, foot baths and tooth whitening. There is also a booth for spray tanning. A unique feature of the spa is the zero gravity chair which Mr. Rose calls “a massage without a person.” The chair encloses a person’s arms, legs and feet and gives a full body massage. Gift packages are available. There is also a drawing once a month for a free package. Customers can put their friends’ names in the bowl for the monthly drawing. Future plans include a plastic surgeon available one day a month. Service is provided in a Christian atmosphere. The number to call for appointments is 863-357-3333. The hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are available outside normal business hours by request. The spa is having a grand opening Aug. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com Full service day spa opens Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaThe friendly and ef cient staff of Bella Rose Day Spa & Salon, 311 N.E. 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