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Publication Date: 08-15-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 98 12.15 feetLast Year: 10.33 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. C r o s s w o r d a n d Crossword and S u d o k u n o w i n Sudoku now in e v e r y i s s u e every issue! Rodeo team goes to national nals ... Page 7 Taekwondo students in regional tourney ... Page 20 IFAS offers training... Page 3 Morgan defeats Owens for School Board District 3 seatOkeechobee County voters went to the polls on Tuesday for the primary election. Races in which all of the candidates belong to the same political party were open primaries, with the primary election deciding the race. Races in which there are candidates from more than one political party were closed primaries; the winners of those primaries will face opponents from other parties in the general election in November. In the County Commission District 3 race, Frank Irby beat Brad Goodbread for the seat Voters choose May, Irby, Helton Okeechobee County SheriffPaul May........................2,403 (81.56%) J.H. Folbrecht...................543 (18.43%)School Board District 3Malissa Morgan............3,038 (58.35%) Kelly Owens..................2,168 (41.64%)County Commission Distrct 1Ray Domer ....................1,379 (47.35%) Billy Marcum.....................955 (32.79%) Carl Shumate....................578 (19.84%)County Commission Distrct 3Frank Irby.......................2,809 (60.43%) Brad Goodbread............1,839 (39.56%)County Commission District 5Margaret G. Helton........3,435 (67.03%) Elvie Posey.................... 1,689 (32.96%)Property AppraiserBill Sherman...................1,593 (54.61%) Sharon Wallace..............1,324 (45.38%) Aug. 14 Local Election Results Special to the Okeechobee NewsBass tournament a successFreedom Outreach Ministry held it’s monthly bass tournament on Sunday, Aug. 12, where local angler Bob Owens (photo at left) seized rst place with 17.12 lbs. Mel Stone and Angie Douthit (photo above) took home the Big Fish prize with their largemouth weighing in at a nice 7 lbs.. For more on the story, see page 10. See VOTE — Page 10

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Weather forecast for Okeechobee and the surrounding area Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 102. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night : A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Extended ForecastThursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind around 5 mph. Friday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph after midnight. The Okeechobee Retired Educator’s Association held their rst meeting after summer break with a jammed packed agenda. The organization welcomed District IX director Jamie Colborn who spoke on the history of the Florida Retired Educator’s Association as well as providing information concerning our upcoming Regional Meeting in September. Arlena Lee, who is the President of the St. Lucie County Retired Educator’s Association, also visited the group. Jim Vensel was present to ask for people to join his organization, RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) and share their volunteer hours with his program. The main focus of the meeting was to invite recently retired educators to join OREA. president Gay Carlton explained what we do locally. One of our big projects is the historic Christmas ornament which provides funds for scholarships. In 2012 we presented two $500 scholarships to Ashley Watson and Taylor Davis. We provide shoes and underwear to needy students in the elementar y schools, we read to students at Peace Lutheran School and the Okeechobee Christian Academy. Many of our members are involved with Take Stock in Children, North Elementary Role Models, My Aunt’s House, Big Brother/Big Sister, Guardian Ad Litem, the Okeechobee Public Library, Okeechobee Battle eld Friends, Okeechobee Historical Society and as volunteers in many of our schools. By the end of the meeting, OREA grew b y nine new members and they look forward to an outstanding year. Local retired teachers convene after summer brea k 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. 2 Okeechobee News August 15, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Magi CableFrom left to right are Jamie Colborn, District IX director, Gay Carlton, president Okeechobee Retired Educator’s Association, and Arlena Lee, president of the St. Lucie County Retired Educator’s Association. Okeechobee Forecast

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Three upcoming University of Florida programs may be of interest to local residents that either apply agricultural herbicides, or w ho want to learn how to pro tably grow muscadine grapes or pomegranates.HerbicidesPersons holding a Restricted Use Pesticide A pplicator License may wish to take part in the University of Florida IFAS CEU Day. This is an opportunity for pesticide applicators to renew their licenses. The program will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 8:30 to 4 EDT. While no Core (i.e. General Standards) CEUs will be awarded that day, an applicator w ill be able to earn up to 6 FDACS-approved CEUs in various categories for pesticide licensing recerti cation credit. The event will be conducted via Polycom (internet streamed presentations) at 38 participating UF/IFAS county extension of ces, research and education centers and several sites on the main UF campus. Unfortunately, because of on-going construction at the Okeechobee Extension of ce, Okeechobee w ill not be a host for this program. However, the nearby locations will be in Fort Pierce at the Indian River Research & Education Center and in Sebring at the Highlands County Extension of ce. UF professors will present information on the following pest weed management topics: Vegetation management in forests and transmission lines, Integrating biological controls and herbicides, Identi cation and integrated management of pasture weeds and forage tolerance to weed killers, Managing herbicide applications against the development of resistance, Seed bank dynamics and long-term integrated weed management, Herbicide injury to vegetables from offtarget sprays, Integrated management of cogongrass, and, New and/or dif cult to control upland, wetland, and aquatic invasive plants. The full agenda, the categories of CEUs available, and a current list of all site hosts can be views online at: http://pested.ifas.u edu/ceuday2012/ceudayAug2012.pdf. If you're interested in attending, please contact a local site host for details. Here are the contacts for the two closest locations: Indian River Research & Education Center, 2199 S. Rock Rd., Ft. Pierce, FL 34945. Contact Tim Gaver or Ed Skvarch eask@u edu or call 772-462-1660 Highlands Co. Extension Of ce, 4509 George Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33875. Contact Tim Hurner plowboy@u .edu or Mike Jensen jensenm@u .edu or call 863-4027150.Muscadine GrapesThe UF Small Farms Academy will offer a program, Growing Muscadine Grapes for Fun and Pro t, on Tuesday, Aug. 21. It will be held at the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, 7580 County Road 136, in Live Oak. This workshop is perfect for the small farmer wanting to start a business as well as families looking for an interesting hobby that will provide fresh produce. This Small Farms Academy program will feature handson demonstrations, presentations on muscadine production systems, a variety taste test, and an optional tour of a local muscadine vineyard and wine making operation. Topics to be covered will be site evaluation, trellis construction options, drip irrigation, planting and training, pruning, propagation, nutrient management options, pest & disease management, fresh fruit and processing cultivars, and most importantly income opportunities. The cost for this program will be $60 per participant. An optional tour to C&J's Blueberry Vineyard will cover Putting Your Orchard Design Together, a vineyard tour, information on Wine-making equipment and processing basics. The extended program will include a complimentary wine tasting tour. The tour fee is $30. Note: Lunch and refreshments included for all participants, but dinner included for tour participants only. Registration can be made using the program brochure at http://smallfarms.ifas.u .edu/ calendar/2012_0821_GrowingMuscadines. pdf For additional information, contact Sarah White, sewhite@u .edu or call her at 386-362-1725, ext. 102.PomegranatesThe First Florida Pomegranate Conference will be held at the UF/IFAS/Citrus Research & Education Center (CREC) on Friday, Sept. 14. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the program running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Speakers will present information on pomegranate production, varieties, marketing and culture practices for Florida. This meeting will offer a fruit taste test that serves to evaluate new and existing selections for the home landscape and provide retail nursery personnel the knowledge and experience of tree-ripe orchard fruit in order to encourage the sale and planting of the best tasting fruit varieties. Jeff Moersfelder, from the National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Davis, California, will give an overview of pomegranate cultivars in the national collection. Bill Castle from UF/IFAS Citrus Research & Education Center will review local pomegranate information and describe the on-going cooperative evaluation projects. Pre-registration is required for the event, to be held at the CREC, 700 Experiment Station Road, Lake Alfred, FL 33850. Admission is $25, but a discount is available with one year paid membership to the Florida Pomegranate Association. All current and prospective fruit growers, nurseries, commercial investors, homeowners and Master Gardeners are encouraged to attend. For more details on this Pomegranate program, go to the website: http://www. crec.ifas.u .edu/extension/pomegranates/, where conference registration and association membership is available. For additional information, contact Cindy Weinstein, pomegranate@gmail.com or call (863) 604-3778; or pompres@gmail.com for information on helping to sponsor the conference, becoming a vendor, or for other meeting assistance and special dietary needs. The Extension of ce in Okeechobee hopes to be back in business soon. In the meantime, more information can be found on our Okeechobee web page, http:/ / okeechobee.ifas.u .edu. You can reach me via email at indianco@u .edu or try calling 863-763-6469 if you have other local needs that we can help you with. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Presents 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala The Greatest of these is Love Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the ROC Keynoter Speaker: Governor Mike Huckabee Private Meet and Greet with Governor Mike Huckabee$2500 will get you 8 dinner tickets 4 meet and greet tickets; $1000 will get you 8 dinner tickets 2 meet and greet tickets with Governor Mike Huckabee and lots of recognition for your business, organization, church or group. Individual tickets now on sale for $75 which includes GREAT food, GREAT speaker, GREAT fellowship and a GREAT evening!! 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Nov. 1, is the deadline at the post level. Students must write and record a 3-5 minute essay on a given theme. Please contact Dannye Strickland at 863-763-0589 for information and entry form. Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 4423 announces the kick-off of "Patriot's Pen Essay Competition." Middle school student in grades 6-8 have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars. November 1, 2012 is the deadline at the post level. Students are invited to write a 300-400 word essay on a patriotic theme. Please contact Dannye Strickland, at 863-763-0589, for information and entry form.

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Politics I am an independent, and am leaning t oward the Republican side for this national election. (Party af liations mean nothing here at the county level—Republicans locally v ote to support their union buddies, which is an action more in the domain of the Democ rats.) Though I would like to have health c are not be dependent on employment as it is now, I would like to see smaller government, and the Republican Party is known for s upporting.  The announcement of Paul Ryan as the Republican VP pick was a surprise and a refreshing change to the “business as usual” of t he presidential campaign. Finally someone is talking about the budget and what needs t o be done to cut the de cit and get this c ountry back on a stable nancial track. You c an’t borrow your way out of debt. Every penny that the Obama administration has b orrowed will have to be paid back with a lot of interest and if we don’t tackle that problem now, we are leaving it on the backs of our children and grandchildren. The Obama c ampaign thinks that seniors are greedy and only think of themselves. Well a lot of us are t hinking of the future we are leaving our children and grandkids. We are willing to make s acri ces for their future. We don’t want to leave a mountain of debt as our legacy.  I have noticed that all the Obama campaign can do is attack Romney. They cannot defend their record or explain their policies. Over the weekend, the reporters kept asking questions from the Obama representatives and all they got were more allegations about Romney, no answers to the questions about t he fact that the Obama administration s tole more than $700 billion from Medicare t o fund Obamacare. They want to say that Romney will destroy Medicare, but Medicare has already been looted by the Obama administration and it will go broke in 10 to 12 y ears unless something is done now. Romney is the only one with a plan to save Medic are. If Obama has a plan that doesn’t take even more away from Medicare, why won’t he share it with the public?Death penalty People are playing God. Then everyone complains about how much taxes go up. It costs more to give the death penalty than to give a guy life without parole.  The system is broken. If you cannot afford the outside world, go there. You get free housing, medical, dental, food, eye glasses and clothing. I know our system is one of the best in the world. However, I am tired of my tax dollars being spent on these people. As for convicted murders, yes, we found our guy guilty. Several years later I saw him walking into a store, thanks to those lawyers that found a loop hole in the case. Needless to say, that man is back in jail. He is sentenced to life, at the cost of little children.  Do the victims -and there are so many victims in the murder of one person -feel vindicated as the death penalty is carried out? Ask the victims. I know society supports the death penalty, but do the victims? I support it.Pit bull Regarding the pit bull dog that has to be put down because it attacked a child, I blame the owners. They knew the dog had bitten someone before. They should never have left it alone with children, especially a child who apparently was new to the dog. It is sad the dog has to pay for the owner’s negligence.  It’s sad that it was a pitbull cause they don’t need any more bad publicity. As a breeder of blue noses, I’m trying to help change society’s outlook on this breed. De nitely a sad situation and the owner should be at fault since this dog has bit before. A dog of mine ever bites a human, it’s gone. There will not be a second chance for it to happen again and worse.  Just because one dog bit someone does not mean all pit bulls will do this. I have four and they loved my kid, sleep with them and all. Remember, any breed can do this.  This is a wake up call for pit bull owners. You can’t take the animal out of the dog.  I own two and they are great, best dogs ever in my eyes.  It really is on how you raise them.  Any breed of dog can be aggressive. It is all on how you raise them. Remember ‘Bobbi’Dear Okeechobee, Thank you for your prayers and kind comments and words. I thank the Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff May for such kindness and patience with me as early on I was impatient, and I thank them and State Attorney’s Of ce for keeping such horri c details from me. I sadly did nd out when Okeechobee found out ... reading the newspapers. I new none of that. What I thought and imagined was horrible, but the reality of it. was much much worse. My Poor Roberta... so unfair... I realize that reading these horri c details hurt many people, this was a buddy of many many people. Let’s all push to remember your Bobbi, her grin, her laughter, her rushing through the restaurant and making every attempt to not go by one person without a kind comment or a “hello” in passing. Justice has been handed down. Many have been hurt along the way: Our family, his daughters and all those who knew her. Our daughter in-law was expecting 9 months when he murdered Roberta. She was expecting our middle son’s rst baby. Middleton knew she had a grandbaby on the way, that she was coming to New Jersey on vacation in less then two weeks to see that baby born, and didn’t care. She said to me the day he murdered her “Hon, I can’t wait to see that red headed little girl.” That red headed little girl was born during Bobbi’s Funeral, Lylah was born August 4, at 2:22 p.m. Roberta was Laid to rest 2:22 p.m. August 4. The baby was due the Aug. 16. Since then we had another born Dec. 23, 2010. Bobbi has another Grandbaby she will never see or touch, Violet ... who would have been her ninth grandbaby. Thank you Okeechobee for all your kindness. I am going to look into starting a scholarship fund in Roberta’s memory. She loved helping sooo many and that would be a wa y to have her continue to help the community. Thank you all. Roberta, Honey...“I Love You MORE!” Eric ChristensenSanctuary needs helpI’m visiting your city from Tacoma, Wash. and I was very disappointed in your community when I visited the Arnolds Wildlif e Rehab Sanctuary on Aug. 8. This is a non-pro t organization, bu t there is no community help. The founder is doing this all on her own with little help. I t would be nice to see your community ge t more involved in saving these exotic animals. Mrs. Sue Arnold has a list of items tha t she needs, and money is very much needed. I noticed your community helps various organizations, but when your local merchants were approached to help with food for th e animals or maybe to give a discount, the y were turned down. What a shame. I know times are tough and we’re all trying to stretch a penny, but everyone has a little time even if you don‘t think you do. So, why not go out and help clean cages, mow, wash feeding bowls, wash towels, etc. I noticed in your paper that people complain about there is nothing to do in th e town, so how about taking a family outing and visit this awesome place. There is a section for a picnic, then take the tour to se e all the exotic animals as well as your Florid a native wildlife. I do hope in the near futur e when I come back to visit, I can see mor e involvement from your community. Thank you for time and consideration in this matter. Bobbie Harper August 15, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! The article in the Sunday, Aug. 12 edition of this newspaper, headlined “DaVinci Nails has new manager,” contained an error. The article stated that the business is inside Walmart. This is incorrect. The business is at 2101 S. Parrott Avenue. We apologize for the error and any inconvenience it may have caused. Correction

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In this age of exploitive and trashy media, were proud to be different. We believe in operating and publishing our newspaper as a public trust. Fulfilling our public trust requires that we try to bring out the best in our community and its people. We seek the highest common denominators, not the lowest. We dont engage in gutter journalism. We know we can achieve success on the high road. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 15, 2012 2012 OHS Annual Scholarship Night Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSHOSA ScholarshipHOSA Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. In the front from left to right are Wendoly Castaneda, Denise Kelchner and Pauline Aguilar; in back, from left to right, are Taylor Mills, Amanda Goggans, Jennifer Corwin and Jessica Jimenez. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHS OCRA ScholarshipOCRA Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. Left to right are Tyler Finney and Ashley Watson. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSPalmdale Oil ScholarshipThe Palmdale Oil Scholarship was presented at the annual OHS Scholarship Awards Night to Erika Klingler. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSSeacoast National Bank ScholarshipThe Seacoast National Bank Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. In front (left to right) are Jessica Luna and Melody Hodges. In the back, left to right, are Joshua Lea and Jon Geitner. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSQuinn Tindall Memorial ScholarshipThe Quinn Tindall Memorial Scholarship was presented to Joshua Lea (left) at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. With Joshua is Joe Arnold. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHS Yatchette ScholarshipOkeechobee Yatchette Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. Left to right are OHS principal Toni Wiersma and recipient Benjamin Kielbasa.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Rae Lemish, 86OKEECHOBEE — Dorothy “Dottie” Rae Lemish, of Okeechobee and formerly of Fort Pierce and Jensen Beach, Fla., passed away August 10, 2012, at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility in Okeechobee, Florida. She was born July 5, 1926, in Alliance, N.C. to Alexander Redditt and Mary West Daniels. She came to Okeechobee from Jensen Beach in 2004. Dorothy worked as a bank teller in Fort Pierce for many years. She volunteered with the Pin k Ladies at Martin Memorial Hospital for 18 years before moving to Okeechobee. Her hobbies included painting, dancing, cooking and entertaining friends. She enjoyed participating in music and dance performances at the Vista Del Lago Condominium Clubhouse for nearly 20 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father Dr. O.C. Daniels of Oriental, N.C.; and grandson, Michael Adam Bryant. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Hinnant Bryant (Jerry) of Okeechobee; and grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Bryant and Jesse Hinnant Bryant, both of Okeechobee. As she requested, graveside services were held on Tuesday, August 14, at All Saints Episcopal Cemetery in Jensen Beach. The family extends their gratitude and praise to the nurses and staff at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility for their loving care of Dorothy in her later years. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 15, 2012 4-H club hosts ‘farm swap’ eventSwine Time 4-H club is hosting a farm swap at Tractor Supply in Okeechobee from 8 a.m.-noon, on Saturday, Aug. 18 Buy Sell or Trade anything farm related, animals, equipment, citrus, plants, fencing, tractor and vegetables, etc! For a space or more information, please contact Tomi Zeller at 863-634-1061.OKMS announces A ugust mixer eventThe August Main Street Mixer will be sponsored by Seacoast National Bank, North Branch, 500 N. Parrott Ave., on Thursday, A ug. 16, from 5-7 p.m. Join the staff at Seacoast for a “stroll through modern Rome” w hile you have the opportunity to socialize w ith fellow citizens and local business owners. Light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and door prizes will be provided. For more information contact the Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw at 863357-6246 or stop in the Main Street of ce at 111 N.E. Second St. (directly north of CVS). Okeechobee Main Street mixers are open to the public.Healthy Start Coalition annual meeting slatedThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will have their annual meeting on Friday, Aug. 31 from 2-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services to pregnant women and children under 3 years of age. The Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and babies in Okeechobee. For more information about the Coalition, please contact Kay Begin, executive director, at 863-462-5877. Democratic Executive Committee to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Aug. 16 in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s beginning at 6 p.m. Any interested Democrat is invited to attend. Cypress Hut Eagles to host dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will serve a 16-oz. ribeye steak dinner, sh fry or shrimp on Friday, Aug. 17 at 5:30 p.m. The dinner is open to the public. Music will be provided by Carl Cable. All proceeds will go to the charity events fund. For more information please call 863-467-1154.B.R.A.T. hosts Teen DanceCome and join the August edition of the B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 7 until 10 p.m. ‘Tweens and teens ages 12-16 are invited to get one last “dance off” before the school year begins. Enjoy pizza, soda, chips, games and entertainment all for $7 admission. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.VFW to host bene t for ‘Sandoone’ on Aug. 18VFW Post 4423 at 300 S.W. 34th St., in Okeechobee is holding a bene t for Sandy Hoyt, aka “Sandoone” on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sandy needs help to cover the cost of a much-needed surgery. The Post is serving hamburger or hot dog platters for a donation of $5, and there will be a bake sale, 50/50 raf e, auction, games and prizes. Music will be provided by XXL Karaoke and friends. The public is invited. For more information, contact Dennis Prewitt at 863-4670085. Pet Day event announcedTractor Supply Okeechobee is hosting a pet day on Saturday, Aug. 18 Our rescue will be there to show off some of our beautiful pets available for adoption. We will be there from 9 a.m. until ? Please drop by to support your local Humane Society.Buckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary hosting eventsBuckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary 9528 will hold their monthly breakfast on Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. We will have eggs, sausage, home fries, biscuits, gravy juice and coffee for a donation of $5. Buckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary 9528 will have their Wednesday night dinner starting at Aug. 22, at 5:30 p.m. They will be serve spaghetti by Rene. Thursday is bingo day. Burgers will be for sale. These events are open to the public. For additional information please call the Post at 863-467-2882.Eagles Club #9985 will host Aug. 25 corn hole tournamentCome to Eagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., on Saturday, Aug. 25 for a corn hole tournament. Sign up early! There will be a payout on rst and second place. For more information, call 863-763-2552. Cost is $10 per player, $20 per team. All proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. The Aerie will also offer hamburgers, hotdogs and side dishes.Martha’s House to host fundraiserA pancake breakfast will be held to benet Martha’s House on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 7-11 a.m. at the Frosty Mug, 6315 U.S. 441 S.E., in Okeechobee. The club will donate all food and supplies and 100 percent of the proceeds will bene t Martha’s House. The breakfast is only $5 and includes pancakes, homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee and orange juice. Donations will also be accepted. For more information, please call 863-467-8232. FFA Alumni meeting setThe Okeechobee FFA Alumni will be having their rst meeting of the new year on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Of ce. Anyone interested in joining is welcome to attend. For more information please call 863-467-8696.CCC meeting plannedThe next meeting of the Communit y Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board Of ce.Cowboys for Christ to meetCowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet on Thursday, Aug. 16 A potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by services at 7 p.m. The Shock Sisters of LaBelle will be the featured entertainers. For more information, call Doyle McDuf e at 863-7632285. Community Events Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSCarson Williams/Remy Lou Memorial ScholarshipThe Carson Williams/Remy Lou Memorial Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. Left to right are Bryan Stokes, Channing Williams and Lauren Halliday.

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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 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 15, 2012 By Julie RogersSpecial to the Okeechobee News Nat Stratton and Justin Mills traveled to Rock Springs, Wyo. to compete in the National High School Finals Rodeo during J uly 15-21. The NHSFR is considered the “World’s Largest Rodeo” with contestants coming from all across the United States, Canada, and Australia. There was a total of 1,486 contestants competing this year. The Florida High School Rodeo Association had 36 members competing there and two of the 36 is from the Okeechobee High School rodeo team. Rodeo performances were held twice each day, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Mountain Time). The top twenty in each event then advanced to a nal round of competition to determine the champion of each event. After a long hard week of competition, Nat Stratton ended up 18th in saddle bronc riding and Justin Mills ended up 24th in bareback riding. There were several fundraisers to help Nat and Justin to be able to travel to Wyoming and the OHS Rodeo Team would like to THANK the following for their help in our fund raising efforts: Bill’s Mini Mart, Golden Corral, Okeechobee Livestock Market, Eli’s Western Wear, Physical Therapy, Ranch Feed, Okeechobee Feed, Walco, Country Feed, Seacoast, Double M Feed, Gilbert Chevrolet, Missie Peaden, Everglades Farm Equipment, Jeff Clemons, Bob Herrington, Center State Bank, Central Packing, Thomas Cattle, D3 Cattle, D&S Cattle, Ron Lewis, Paco Anuez, Todd Clemons, Susan Clemons, Bill Drawdy, Judy Stratton, Jennifer Hawk, Peggy Friend, Melissa, those that came to the Celebrity Server and Cake Auction, the anonymous donors, and the numerous community members who purchased tickets for the gas card drawing. The winner of the $500 gas card was Clay Brewer. Thank you again Okeechobee for all of your support! The Florida High School Rodeo Association 2012-13 rodeo season is getting ready to begin with the rst rodeo being held at the Brighton Indian Reservation on Sept. 22 and 23. New and returning members can get their membership applications online at FHSRA.com, go to the membership page and follow the instructions. Anyone in grades nine through 12 interested in being on the 2012-13 OHS rodeo team can contact Julie Rogers at 863-634-4160 or rodeochampions@yahoo.com, participation in the FHSRA is required. OHS rodeo team members compete in national nals By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man just released from the county jail late last week now nds himself back behind bars following his arrest Monday evening for allegedly battering a pregnant woman. Craig E. Morgan, 28, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 13 on a felony charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant person. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $10,000 bond. Morgan was arrested Thursday, Aug. 9, on ve counts of possession of a controlled substance after he was found to have ve alprazolam tablets in his possession. Morgan’s bond was set at $2,500 on one count, and he was released on his own recognizance on the other four counts. Morgan was then released on bond the next day. His latest arrest came about after a witness contacted the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) about a man throwing a pregnant woman to the ground. In his arrest report, OCSO Deputy Brian Cross stated he was told by a dispatcher that a “... pregnant female was begging on her knees to the male not (to) hit her anymore because she was pregnant.” Morgan and the woman were last seen entering a local bar. According to Deputy Cross, when he spoke with the pregnant woman she did not want to press charges against Morgan. The deputy went on to state in his report that he saw “... bruising to (her) wrist and arms and when questioned about this she said it was from last night.” The deputy’s report explained that the sheriff’s of ce had been sent to the couple’s residence Sunday night because Morgan had allegedly hit the woman, who then refused to press charges. At that point Deputy Cross placed Morgan under arrest. Morgan, continued the report, denied the allegations made against him. Man charged with throwing woman to ground Craig E. Morgan Foster parents are neededHibiscus Children’s Center Foster Care Program recruits, trains and licenses all the traditional Foster Parents in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. The required 30 hour (MAPP) classes are held one evening a week or on Saturdays and are free. For additional information about becoming a Foster Parent or to register for a class please call: 1-800-403-9311 ext. 415.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 8 Okeechobee News August 15, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Deputies were forced to taser a combative male Sunday night then arrest his girlfriend after she kicked another deputy in the thigh. Michael Wane Wireman, 28, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 12 on a felony charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence and a misdemeanor charge of battery. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on $2,000 bond. Records show that he has since been released on bond. Also arrested was his girlfriend Marlena Mansingh, 23, of St. Cloud. She was charged with the felonies of battery on a law enforcement of cer and resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication. She is being held in the county jail on $7,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Bart Potter, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce, said the couple was attending a party at a friend's home when Wireman began ghting with another man. The deputy went on to state that when he arrived around 1:45 a.m. Wireman was being held down by another man who was trying to calm him. It was apparent, stated the deputy, that Wireman was "... very intoxicated." As Deputy Potter was talking to other witnesses he heard fellow Deputy Joe Gracie order Wireman to back up. The report stated that Wireman was within inches of Deputy Gracie's face and was ignoring the deputy's orders to back up and calm down. As they attempted to place Wireman under arrest he reportedly fought with them until he was shot with a taser by Deputy Potter. He was then placed in handcuffs without further incident. OCSO Corporal Michael Hazellief stated in his report that Mansingh, who was apparently intoxicated, was arrested on the felon y charges after she kicked him in the upper thigh, near his groin, as he was trying to put her in the back of a patrol car. Couple arrested; charged with ghting deputies The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Franklin Joshua Jackson, 20, N.E. Third Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 10 by Deputy Joe Gracie on a felony charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $2,500. Harvey Lee Ford, 26, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 10 by Deputy Joe Gracie on a felony charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $2,500. Alvin Thomas Boshell, 47, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 11 by FHP Trooper T.D. Burk on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. William Jeffrey Bennett, 28, S.E. 35th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 12 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on a felon y charge of grand theft auto and a misdemeanor charge of expired driver's license over four months. His bond was set at $3,000. Adrian Camargo-Tejeida, 22, Missouri Ave., St. Cloud, was arrested Aug. 13 b y Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. His bond was set at $500. Ronald Gerald Korbel, 53, S.E. 128th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 13 b y Deputy Sergeant Paul Ferrell on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and leaving the scene of a traf c crash. His bond was set at $750.This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone liste d here who is later found innocent or has ha d the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information wil l be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Martha's House hosting garage salesMartha's House Garage Sales are now being held every Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., of every week. Come and nd a bargain and help a local organization. 4134 U.S. 441 N., in Okeechobee. Always accepting donations in very good condition. For information, please call 863-763-2893.Fun day to help teen who lost his arm to alligator attackMOORE HAVEN -On July 9, Glades County teenager Kaleb "Fred" Langdale was swimming in the Caloosahatchee River when he was attacked by an alligator. He managed to get away but lost part of his arm in the ght. A bene t fun day fundraiser is set to help the Langdale family with medical expenses. The event is set for Oct. 6, at the Chalo Nitka Grounds in Moore Haven and will include lots of fun activities including a rib cook-off, cornhole tournament, pie eating contest, live/silent auction with hunting and shing trips. There will be something for everyone with live bands, water slides, bounce house, face painting, buggy rides, cake walks and a dunk tank to test your aim. Entertainment will include the music of Chris MacArthur. The Gator Boys alligator show will be noon and the Gator Boys will also participate in a "meet and greet." A web site at www.gofundme.com has been set up for donations.

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By Wendy WalkerSpecial to the Okeechobee News Freedom Outreach Ministry held it’s monthly tournament on Sunday, Aug. 12, w here local angler Bob Owens seized rst place with 17.12 lbs. Tracy Jenkins and Scott Brewer were a close second with their bag w eighing 17.10 lbs., and nishing in third place was team Larry Wright and Russell Coons with 17.04 lbs. Mel Stone and Angie Douthit took home the Big Fish prize with their largemouth weighing in at a nice 7 lbs. Awesome job anglers! We always appreciate your continued support, we hope to see you at the championship event on Sept. 9. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 10 Okeechobee News August 15, 2012 Freedom Outreach hosts tourney Special to the Okeechobee NewsSecond place went to Tracy Jenkins and Scott Brewer. on the commission. Two candidates on the ballot, Tara Boshell and Dennis R. Conner dropped out of race before the elections. In the County Commission District 5 race, Margaret Garrard Helton won over Elvie Posey. In the School Board District 2 race, Malissa Morgan beat Kelly Owens. In the sheriff’s race, Republicans overw helming chose Paul May over Jon Folbrecht. Since there is a write-in candidate in this race with no party af liation, this was a closed primary. Sheriff May will face the w rite-in candidate, Timothy Allen Higgins, in the November election. In the County Commission District 1 primary, Republican voters chose Ray Domer. He will face Democrat Phillip J. Baughman and Keith White (no party af liation) in the general election. Republicans voters also chose Bill Sherman in the Property Appraiser primary. He w ill face Democrat William Stanley Curren in the general election. V OTEContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee NewsLarry Wright and Russel Coons took third place in fhe Freedom Outrach Ministry bass tournament on Sunday, Aug. 12 with sh totalling 17.04 lbs. The next tournament will be on Sept. 9. All Freedom Outreach shing tournaments are held from the Okee-Tantie Marina Boat Ramps from safe light to 2 p.m. For more information, call 561-719-5859 or 863-634-8127.

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Waste Management is committed to making our communities better, cleaner and safer places to live and work. We do this in many ways, including providing cash and non-cash donations. However, one of the best ways we can make a difference is by donating our time. Employee volunteerism is a long-standing value of our company, and w e are committed to helping employees become involved in charities of their choice. To this end, we have created the WM Community Partners Volunteer Program. Our goals are to support employee efforts to improve the community through volunteer service, and to enhance our visibility in communities where we work and live. Waste Management offers three initiatives to support the employee volunteer efforts: A paid time-on/work release policy to account for time away from work for volunteer service; GreenWorks – if an employee volunteers at least 40 hours to a non-pro t, they can request a donation of $250 to the organization from Waste Management; WM Bucks – an employee can earn one “WM Buck” for every hour they volunteer at an eligible non-pro t. WM Bucks are redeemable for selected WM merchandise. “There is perhaps no greater sign of our humanity than volunteering to help others,” says Teresa Chandler. “Whether we donate to charities, spend time at a crisis hotline, or work at a local food bank, such sel ess giving testi es to what is best in us” Teresa Chandler, Community Relations for Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin and Glades counties has volunteered over 52 hours since Jan. 1, 2012 to the B.R.A.T. (Building Relationships Among Teens) Club, Inc. Teresa organizes and attends monthly teen dances and other B.R.A.T. events in the community. Waste Management is proud to award her efforts by donating $250 to her favorite charity. Teresa’s motto is, “If you have extra energy, share it!” “We are proud to be able to award our employees for their efforts and commend Teresa for her community partnership with B.R.A.T. Club, Inc.,” says Tony Bishop, Okeechobee Land ll District Manager. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PRICE APPETIZERS (from 11am until 7pm at the bar!!) After 9pm 2 for 1 Drinks All Day Starting at $ 7.99CHOOSE TWO TO CREATE YOUR OWN FAVORITE LUNCH COMBO Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 15, 2012 W aste Management fosters partners volunteer program Special to the Okeechobee News/ Waste ManagementTeresa Chandler (right) is pictured with her daughter, Allison Chandler (left), vice-president B.R.A.T. Club, Inc. and Tony Bishop, Okeechobee land ll district manager. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OUAEmployee recognitionAt the Monday, Aug. 6, meeting of the Okeechobee Utility Authority board of directors acting chairman Thomas Hoover (left) recognized nance director Basil Coule (right) for ve years service to the utility.

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ServicesGolf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeWe are currently hiring for a Diesel Mechanic for a Full Time position to perform the duties below. Position Description: Diesel Mechanic position which is responsible for diagnosing and repairing medium to heavy-duty trucks and trailers under minimal supervision. Repairs will include Preventative Maintenance inspections and repairs, air and hydraulic brake repairs, tire repairs, warranty procedures, driveline, steering & suspension, electrical trouble shooting, AC and other duties as assigned. In addition, the Technician will assist other Technicians in repairs and will be expected to comply with Safety and EPA procedures and continue to learn additional mechanical duties such as advanced diagnostics, internal engine and transmission repairs. Requirements: 18 years of age or older Must be able to read codes and instructions on the computer. Must be able to document repairs on the computers. Additional Requirements: High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred. Must have a Valid Driver’s License and the ability to meet our driving quali cation. 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Number 20249, Submit Interest. *You must create a user name(your email address) and password if you don’t already have one.PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR PASSWORD IN A SAFE LOCATIONComplete the information that is needed and save till you have successfully completed the assessment Click on “jobs I’ve applied to “ and click on assessment, if that is available on the right hand side, If that is not there, then you have successfully completed the assessment. Employment Full TimeA/C MechanicRequires a minimum of 5 yrs exp DFWP Apply in person: 312 SW 2nd St Okeechobee, FL 34974 Employment Full TimeCDL O.T.R Driver wanted must have Hazmat Indor. 10 days out. Must live within 75 miles of Okeechobee,Fl., 36 cents a mile to start. (863)697-6468 Dispatcher/Driver Must have Class B Hazmat & Tanker Endorsements. Bene ts, Retirement, Medical, & Vacations. Please apply in person to: Palmdale Oil, 120 S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, Florida. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Business Opportunities Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Bicycle Sales & RepairProMobile Bicycle Repair, We Come to you! All Makes & Models Serving Palm Beach, Okeechobee, and surrounding area. M-F 9am -5pm (561)309-9320 ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. 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 FurnitureFOR SALE BAMBOO LOOK GLASS TOP TABLE & SIX CHAIRS. DRAWING TABLE/ WORK TABLE. CALL 863-623-6446 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 14 Okeechobee News August 15, 2012 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsOKEECHOBEE COMMONS863-467-9771 TDD 711 402 NW 10th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Accepting applications for affordable 1 bedroom apartments for quali ed applicants. Elderly age 62+ and/or disabled, with or without children. Rent starts at $662.00 monthly with income based rental assistance available. Units equipped with central heat and AC, stove, refrigerator, carpet and blinds.This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Condos/Townhouses Rent2bdrm/ 1bath Unfurnished, Water, Sewer, W/D, in Kings Bay, small pet ok Pool etc. $690/mo. Call 863-634-8331 Taylor Creek Condo2BR/1BA, furnished, boat dockage, pool & water included, totally new kitchen & bath, $850/month + 1 month security. No pets. Call (863)658-4264 Houses Rent2/1 HOUSE w/central AC and appliances. 310 NE 4th Ave. $700/mo. 1st, last & $500 sec req. (863)467-5965 $599/ 3 brBEST V ALUE ON MARKET (OKEECHOBEE COUNTY) 3 bedroom, 2 bath situated on beautiful Ranch. Newer interior upgrades, paint, carpet, ooring, etc. Water, trash, pest control and lawn service included. Call Monday Friday: 863-467-9800. NO PETS A pprox 12 minutes Northeast of town center. A DORABLE 2 br./1 ba., in town. W/D hookup, lawn serv., Non smkg. Envrnmt. Small pet. $750 mo., 1st, last, & $500 sec. 941-504-3954. Nice 3bd/2ba in Basswood area. $800 per month, 1st and security deposit. Call 772-260-5029 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Apartments Houses RentOKEE 3/1 Small Updated Home, central a/c, wood ooring, Tiled Bathroom, w/d, Well Water. $700 mo. plus security Located by 15-B. Call 786-201-0306 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale$49,900 STEAL 3br./2 ba. Built in 2004, needs nothing. Fenced yard, City water. Call 863-801-1739. 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 Mobile Home Rent2/1 Trailer suitable for couple or couple w/small child. 7 miles north of town on 1/2 acre,$450 monthly 1st and last water and trash included. 863-467-2563 or 863-447-2172 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 TREASURE ISLAND 2/2, with detached 1/1 suite, large yard. $725/mo. + sec. dep. No pets. 863-634-0663 Mobile HomeSale Palm Harbor Village New 2012 30x76 4bd/3ba $15K Off All Homes 800-622-2832 ext 210 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 Four WheelDrive2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 wheel Drive, Leather interior 65,000 miles Call 863-763-7620 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 423361 ON 8/15/2012 Notice of Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting of the Grove Community District The Board of Supervisors of the Grove Community District will hold a Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting on September 4, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, in a Conference Room of the Farm Credit of Florida located at 403 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comment on the Fiscal Year 2012/2013 Proposed Final Budget of the Grove Community District. The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is for the Board to consider any other business which may properly come before it. A copy of the Budget and/or the Agenda may be obtained at the of ces of the District Manager, c/o Special District Services, Inc., 2501 Burns Road, Suite A, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, during normal business hours. The meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law. Meetings may be continued as found necessary to a time and place speci ed on the record. There may be occasions when one or more Supervisors will participate by telephone; therefore, a speaker telephone will be present at the meeting location so that Supervisors may be fully informed of the discussions taking place. In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these meetings should contact the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at their own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Grove Community District 423758 ON 8/15,22/2012 Contract Negotiations The Okeechobee County School Board and the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 will meet for negotiations on Friday, August 17, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building at 700 SW 2nd Avenue. Collective bargaining sessions are open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 424117 ON 8/15/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-20 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. THOMAS B. BLYSTONE, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF THOMAS B. BLYSTONE, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS B. BLYSTONE, and DAVID BLYSTONE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment For Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as follows, to wit:EXHIBIT “A” Lot 70F, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the 1/4 Section corner on the West boundary line of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East; thence South 89 24’08” East along the 1/4 Section line for a distance of 1905.30 feet to a point on the East right-of-way line of Four Seasons Drive; thence South 0 05’07” West, along the East right-of-way line of said Four Seasons Drive and parallel to the West boundary line of the South 1/2 of said Section 17, for a distance of 410.00 feet; thence run South 89 24’08” East parallel with the Northerly boundary line of the South 1/2 of said Section 17, a distance of 990.00 feet to the P.0.B.; thence continue South 89 24’08” East for a distance of 198.00 feet; thence South 0 05’07” West parallel with the West boundary line of the South 1/2 of said Section 17, a distance of 168.00 feet; thence North 8924’08” West, a distance of 198.00 feet; thence North 0 05’07” East a distance of 168.00 feet to the P.O.B. Lying in and comprising a part of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. SEE EXHIBIT “A,” TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 L556, 52 x 24 MOBILE HOME, Serial Home: FLA14615272AB. Property address: 7348 NE 7th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on September 12, 2012, on the 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 am. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 424010 ON 8/15,22/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000155 U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of MASTR Adjustable Rate Mortgages Trust 2007-1 Plaintiff, -VS.Donald Christopher Spath; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000155 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of MASTR Adjustable Rate Mortgages Trust 2007-1, Plaintiff and Donald Christopher Spath are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on September 12, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 17, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBLIC RECORDS. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 423732 ON 8/15,22/2012 Public Notice Public Notice19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000312CAXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2006KS1, Plaintiff, VS. CHRISTOPHER SHIRLEY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR DECISION ONE MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC; PALM CREEK ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; SHELLY A MCKAY A/K/A SHELLY MCKAY; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 15, 2012 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 15th day of May, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000312CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2006KS1 is the Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER SHIRLEY, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR DECISION ONE MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC, PALM CREEK ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., SHELLY A MCKAY A/K/A SHELLY MCKAY and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 19th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 66, PALMCREEK ESTATES UNIT NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 90, AS RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacien para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cation si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, Ilame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou spare), pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen 034 anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 15th day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkLaw Of ces of Marshall C. Watson, P.A.1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 418074 ON 8/15,22/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-117 In Re: Estate of PENNY M. CHAISSON, a/k/a PENNY M. PRIESTLEY Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PENNY M. CHAISSON a/k/a PENNY M. PRIESTLEY deceased, whose date of death was June 22, 2012, and whose social security number is XXXXX-2771, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-116 In Re: Estate of WILLIAM JAMES MURRISH a/k/a WILLIAM MURRISH Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f WILLIAM JAMES MURRISH a/k/a WILLIAM MURRISH, deceased, whose date of death was June 14, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-7290, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is August 15, 2012. Personal Representative: Erma Lavon Murrish 12255 Highway 98 North Okeechobee, Florida 34972Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom Conely III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 423693 ON 8/15,22/2012 which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is August 15, 2012. Personal Representative: Allison H. Tindall 7620 Dunham Court Florence, KY 41042Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom Conely III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 423694 ON 8/15,22/2012 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2008 CA 000604 U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Certi cateholders of Asset Backed Securities Corporation Home Equity Loan Trust, Series OOMC 2006-HE5 Plaintiff, -VS.Suzanne Miller a/k/a Suzanne Horner a/k/a Suzanne LaForest a/k/a Susanne Miller a/k/a Susanne Horner a/k/a Susanne LaForest; Randy Herbert Horner; Associates Financial Services Company Of Florida, Inc. f/k/a Associates Financial Services Of America, Inc.; King’s Bay Homeowners Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2008 CA 000604 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Certi cateholders of Asset Backed Securities Corporation Home Equity Loan Trust, Series OOMC 2006-HE5, Plaintiff and Suzanne Miller a/k/a Suzanne Homer a/k/a Suzanne LaForest are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on September 12, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment to-wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 1, KING’S BAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 91 THROUGH 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 423731 ON 8/15,22/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-000052 TD BANK, a National Association f/k/a RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, VS. JAMES RODNEY BASS a/k/a J. RODNEY BASS and ROBIN WHIPPLE-BASS a/k/a ROBIN W. BASS a/k/a ROBIN BASS, Husband and Wife, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(s), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, and JOHN DOE and/or JANE DOE, as unknown Tenants-inPossession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July, 31, 2012 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA-000052 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, a National Association, is Plaintiff, and JAMES RODNEY BASS a/k/a J. RODNEY BASS and ROBIN WHIPPLE-BASS a/k/a ROBIN W. BASS a//k/a ROBIN BASS, Husband and Wife, are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on September 12, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: A parcel of land lying in and comprising a part of the East 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of the said East 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 18, bear N 00 degrees 02’ 22” East along the East line of the East 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 and the centerline of N.E. 60th Avenue (B & K McArthur Road), a distance of 334.55. feet; Thence bear West to the intersection with the West right of way line of N.E. 60th Avenue (B & K McArthur Road), a distance of 30.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue West a distance of 476.08 feet; Thence bear N 00 degrees 02’ 22” East a distance of 152.56 feet; Thence bear East to the intersection with the said West right of way line of N.E. 60th Avenue (B & K McArthur Road) a distance of 476.08 feet; Thence bear S 00 degrees 02’ 22” West along the West right of way line of E. 60th Avenue (B & K McArthur Road) a distance of 152.56 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING Together with 1990 Home of Merit Doublewide Mobile Home, Vin #’s HML2F24182745289A, title # 49466285 and HML2F24182745289B, Title # 49433125. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED ON AUGUST 3, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Lawrence P. Rochefort, Esquire Jeffrey B. Pertnoy, Esquire AKERMAN SENTERFITT 222 Lakeview Avenue, Suite 400 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 Telephone: 561-653-5000 Facsimile: 561-659-6313 Counsel for Plaintiff TD Bank, National Association James Rodney Bass Robin Whipple-Bass 1009 S.W. 8th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 423753 ON 8/15,22/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000088 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, OF THE JAKE M. JAMES LIVING TRUST DATED JUNE 21, 2007; et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTIONFORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS TO: SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, OF THE JAKE M. JAMES LIVING TRUST DATED JUNE 21, 2007 & JASON T. JAMES, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESATE OF JAKE M. JAMES, DECEASED, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lien holders, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents, or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, towit: LOT # 39, Sunset Strip Airpark, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 23 and 24, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Along with all that part of Tract B adjacent to the South Boundry of Lot 39. More commonly known as 7370 South West 13th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 This action has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A., whose address is 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, on or before 30 days after date of rst publication, and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafPublic Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012CA111 BLUE CYPRESS GOLF AND RV RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, Plaintiff, VS. MICHAEL EDWARD BROWN, “JANE DOE”, “UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION #1”, and “UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION #2”, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Case No. 472012CA000111CAXXXX on July 24, 2012, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in favor of Plaintiff, BLUE CYPRESS GOLF AND RV RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-forp ro t and a g ainst DefenPublic NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000088 FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, VS. CHRISTOPHER A. CLAY ; THE UN16 Okeechobee News August 15, 2012 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast/DBA, Workforce Solutions Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium announces a meeting of the Executive Committee via Teleconference to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Friday, August 17, 2012 8:00 a.m. Place: Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast DBA, Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers, and the Workforce Development Board DBA, Workforce Solutions. A copy of the agenda and access information may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 772/335-3030 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 424128 ON 8/15/2012 ter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Witness my hand and seal of this Court on the 18th day of July, 2012. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk Weltman, Weinberg Reis, Co., L.P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone No.: 954-740-5200 Facsimile: 954-740-5290 If you a person 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. 422480 ON 8/8,15/2012 dant, MICHAEL EDWARD BROWN (OWNER). The clerk will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Unit #254, BLUE CYPRESS GOLF & RV RESORT, and RV Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, recorded on January 22, 1991, in Of cial Record Book 320, Pages 741 through 811, (Condominium Plat Book 1, Pages 45 through 51); of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; together with allthe appurtenances of such unit according to the Declaration of Condominium. (PHASE II) at a public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 after having rst given notice as required by Section 45.031, Florida Statutes., at 11 o’clock a.m., on the 5th day of September, 2012. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 24th day of July, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 422911 ON 8/8,15/2012 KNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTOPHER A. CLAY; DANA D. ZAHN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANA D. ZAHN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); R-BAR ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 131, R-BAR ESTATES UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 4 AND 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A Property Address: 2579 NE 60th Ct #5, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on September 12, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 3rd day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caci6n si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moue ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de id. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen you-ou pat-it nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen you-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Rele 711. 423752 ON 8/15,22/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-565 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. RONALD P. MANTHE, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF RONALD P. MANTHE, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH UNDER AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment For Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 29, SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999, 48 x 24 WINNER MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: 8D610317LAB.Property address: 19955 NW 256th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on September 12, 2012, on the 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 am. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF THIS COURT ON July 27, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 423109 ON 8/8,15/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified adsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000449 COLONIAL SAVINGS, F.A., Plaintiff, VS. WILLIAM E. KERCE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM E. KERCE; LORI A. KERCE A/K/A LORI A. KEARCE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LORI A. KERCE A/K/A LORI A. KEARCE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR ELOAN INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Lot 20, Block 1, SECOND REVISED ADDITION OF WILCOX SHORES, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 16, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on September 12, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 3rd day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por to menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen pays anyen pou ou jwen on seri de id. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tan& ou pale byen,rele 711. 423751 ON 8/15,22/2012

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By Pat Dobbins R.N., M.S./H.S.A.Special to the Okeechobee NEws Oh, that magical feeling of freedom when you get behind the wheel! Most teenagers can hardly wait to start driving but most parents tend to have mixed feelings. Getting teens to fully understand safety messages about driving can be a dif cult challenge for parents. Some parents may feel relieved that they don't have to always be the chauffeur, but at the same time, parents worry about their teen's safety. Parents need to "practice what they preach." Teens are more likely to wear a seat belt, follow the rules of the road, and be a calm and courteous driver if they see their parents doing the same. Teens need to remember that driving is a privilege, not a right, and not all teens are ready to drive even when the law says they can. Just because a teen has a permit, doesn't mean they are ready for every driving condition. Most crashes involving teen drivers include one of the following factors: Distracted driving, which includes: texting, talking on cell phone and eating; Reckless driving, which includes speeding and tailgating; Driving with teen passengers; Not using seat belts; Driver inexperience and weather conditions; Nighttime driving; or, Impaired driving. Don't drive while under the in uence of medication, alcohol or drugs.Teen Driving DataCar crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, taking the lives of eight teens a day. In the last decade, over 68,000 teens have died in car crashes. Sixty- ve percent of teen passenger deaths occur when another teenager is driving. The best thing a parent can do is to start teaching children at a young age about safe driving and then once the teen has a permit, let them practice-practice-practice! Ultimately, the teen will have to make decisions about their driving habits, but it's up to parents to be role models and enforce rules to encourage safe driving. Ask your insurance agent or the local department of motor vehicles for more information on teen driving. You can also visit the National Highway Traf c Safety Administration website at http://www.nhtsa.gov/TeenDrivers/ or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website http://www.cdc. gov/Motorvehiclesafety/Teen_Drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html Remember to buckle up! Teens face risks when getting behind the wheel Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000327 CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. MELISSA L. SHEFFIELD ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND TENANT N/K/A “NANNA” Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2010-CA-000327 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 19th day of September, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 16 AND 17, BLOCK 36, A SUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA THIS 15TH DAY OF MAY, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 418665 on 8/15,22/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 2012-CA-217 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, V S. ZANDRA GARCIA a/k/a ZANDRA A LEYDA GARCIA and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ZANDRA GARCIA a/k/a ZANDRA ALEYDA GARCIA and all unknown parties claiming interests by, through, under or against a named defendant to this action, or having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 1, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-217, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and ZANDRA GARCIA a/k/a ZANDRA A LEYDA GARCIA and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ZANDRA GARCIA a/k/a ZANDRA ALEYDA GARCIA, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY A SSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 19th day of September,2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 9, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES SECTION SIX, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 61 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Property address: 1446 NE 356th Ct, Okeechobee, FL A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000214 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, VS. JOHN M. O’CONNELL et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated July 31, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000214 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP is the Plaintiff and JOHN M. O’CONNELL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN M. O’CONNELL N/K/A DORTHEY O’CONNELL; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; TENANT #1 N/K/A TASHA O’FALLON are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 5th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 38 AND 39, BLOCK 5 OF AMENDED PLAT OF OWNERSHIP OF R.E. HAMRICK AND ANNIE B. HAMRICK, HIS WIFE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 6298 US HIGHWAY 441 SE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 3, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F 10106657 COUNTRY-SPECFNMA-RUNASSIGNED-Team 2 F 10106657 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 423569 ON 8/8,15/2012 PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 807-4370 within 7 working days of your receipt of this Notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated the 3rd day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 423711 ON 8/15,22/2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds ACROSS 1 Hardly a walk in the park 5 American __Ž 9 Provoke 13 Russo of Tin CupŽ 14 Heavyweight fight? 15 Snoring cause, perhaps 17 Lodging surplus? 19 Settles in 20 Versace creation? 22 Blotter letters 25 However, contracted 26 Bygone Chrysler 27 Target of a military press 29 Animal rights org. 31 Penn et al.: Abbr. 32 Backed up, in a way 35 Quad building 37 Misplaced Yogi and Smokey? 42 Limo occasion 43 Maker of pianos and bikes 45 Pacific salmon 49 Scholarship drive donor 51 Carnival starting point? 52 Blood specification 54 Gotcha!Ž 57 Hydroelectric structure 58 Plant at Sothebys? 61 Busted 62 Investment in fine fabric? 66 __ acid 67 NightŽ author Wiesel 68 Way-back-when time 69 Coatrack items 70 Just slightly 71 Classic theater name DOWN 1 Whats a little past due? 2 Name fit for a king? 3 Tonsillitis M.D. 4 FelicityŽ star Russell 5 Thomas of the NBA 6 Maker of tires and tennis balls 7 Present opening? 8 Silicon Valley city 9 Grammy category 10 Met expectations? 11 Supplement 12 Reveals 16 Clubs: Abbr. 18 One of two authorized U.S. iPhone carriers 21 Close at hand 22 Flap 23 __ Ration 24 Designer Gucci 28 My country __ ...Ž 30 Swelling 33 Additive sold at Pep Boys 34 Pembroke or Cardigan dogs 36 Start of an apology 38 View from Edinburgh 39 Band aid? 40 Bust 41 2000 World Series stadium 44 Ready for battle 45 Army attack helicopter 46 Cloverleaf component 47 Duff 48 Pleasure trip, and a hint to this puzzles theme 50 Flowering plant used for food by the Aztecs 53 Yucatn youngsters 55 Hoofed it 56 Roker and Rosen 59 Bank deposit? 60 About 10 trillion kil. 63 Valentine symbols 64 80s-90s Honda model 65 Critical By Dan Naddor (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 03/18/11 03/18/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Upcoming Okeechobee August blood drives plannedWhen you need blood you assume it will be there for you. But are you aware that only 4 percent of the U.S. population actually donates blood? The Big Red Bus will be in Okeechobee on Thursday, Aug. 16 Okee Correctional Inst., public invited, noon to 5 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 17 Walgreen's, 1 to 6 p.m.; Monday, Aug. 20 Publix, 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 25 Wal Mart, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 30 Okeechobee High School, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Mortgage Assistance for unemployed or underemployedThe federal government has allocated funding to help quali ed Florida families to pay the rst mortgage on their homes through the Hardest Hit Help program. Assistance may be given for 12 months, and/or to re-instate a delinquent rst mortgage. Loans will be "forgiven" in 5.5 years after completing the program. You can register by calling Okeechobee NonPro t Housing at 863-467-5525. You may also visit the HHF web site at www. FLHardestHitHelp.org and use the Referral code 85087 so you can be assisted by ONPH.

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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! 18 Okeechobee News August 15, 2012 2012 Okeechobee High School Scholarship awards 124Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSWaste Management ScholarshipWaste Management Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. In front are: (left to right) Erika Jones, Teresa Chandler and Lauren Fusco; back (left to right) are Timothy Farrell and Daniel Jansen. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSFreedom ScholarshipThe Freedom Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall to Judson Harris. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSFrank Nami, MD ScholarshipFrank Nami, MD, Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall to Vanessa Estrada. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSFrank W. Williamson Memorial ScholarshipFrank W. Williamson Memorial Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. Left to right are Sonny Williamson and Kayla Harrison. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSWilliamson Cattle Company ScholarshipWilliamson Cattle Company Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. Left to right are Sonny Williamson and Anais Ponce. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSWemmer Family Orthodontics ScholarshipThe Wemmer Family Orthodontics Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are Pat Wemmer, Raychel Rabon, Dustin Houston, Sara Wallace, Destiny Shreeves and Dr. David Wemmer.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 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. Emory Walker Co. Inc.(863) 763-6742 208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer RECEIVE UP TO $3,300 between Lennox Rebates, F P & L Rebates and EWC Discount!*on qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System 19 Okeechobee News A ugust 15, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe OCRA competitive cheer squad STORM made their debut at the Aug. 11, Parks and Recreation Olympics competition. Pictured here are: (front row) Leah Easterday, Lindy Harwas, Taylor Whipple, Kelcei Harvey, Brianna Serrano, Carli McPeak and Kyleigh Dukes; (second row) Syleena Lawson, Hailey Quesinberry, Casey Perry, Veronica Aguirre, Tess D’Ariano, Liyah Torres, Taylor Arnold and Mckayla Pena; (third row) Tatyana Santibanez, Jasell Rueda, Hannah Ellsworth, Jena Slayton, Noelia Martinez, Yasmin Obanza, Kaiya Jewell, Iris Celestino and coach Kylie Daniel; (fourth row) coach Kaylee Nunez, Lesi Hayes, Maria Aguirre, Kirsten Nunez, Neveah Pena, Emily Rhodes, Taylor Vick, Brianna Perry, Madison Jewell and coach Jenny Sue Busbin; ( fth row) Kylei Harvey, Amber Bass, Natalie Banuelos, Brianna Jewell, Karlyn Daniel, Mackenzie Johnson and Elia Martinez; (back row) coach Jennifer Busbin, coach Pam Harwas and coach Tonya Jewell. Not pictured are Adeline Garcia, Mackenzie Ayala, Cynthia Garza, Hailey Farley, Emily deBree, Maria Pinon, Alexis Pinon, Ashton Coffey, coach Daved Hall and coach Hannah Bostwick. There’s a STORM coming! OCRA is proud to introduce the newest member of our family—the competitive cheer squad STORM! They made their debut at the Parks and Recreation Olympic competition this past Saturday and did a marvelous job. We would like to thank the Parks and Rec. Department for inviting us to perform along with the many businesses that have sponsored us and helped out in so many w ays. We appreciate it very much. We are very proud of our girls and Okeechobee will see a lot more of these young ladies as we will be actively involved with community events. Our competitions start in November and the STORM is seriously ready to rain down! OCRA has two more Saturdays, Aug. 18 and 25 to sign your child up for football, cheerleading and girls ag football. Sign up between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the sports complex. For more information on all of the programs, call 863-634-0515. OCRA sponsors STORM cheer squad By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A number of swimmers performed well w hen the Okeechobee Shockwaves competed in the South Florida Recreational Summer League last week in Coral Springs. Coach Laura Luchetta was named the 2012 winner of the Vikki Well Commitment to Excellence Award. The award is given to a coach that is dedicated to the league and its purpose. The winner is nominated by fellow coaches. In the girls eight and under competition 4x100 relay, the team of Rylann Maxwell, Natalie Mitchell, Vanessa Johnson, and Soa Zapata nished in 12th place. Natalie Mitchell nished 20th overall in the 25-yard free. Mitchell also nished in 14th place in the 100-yard IM, 13th in the 25-yard free and helped the 100-yard free relay to a ninth place nish. Other swimmers on that relay w ere Aleah Pritchard, Rylann Maxwell and So a Zapata. In the girls 6 and under competition Jaedyn Stuart nished ninth and Emily Johnson 15th in the 25-yard y. Stuart took sixth place in the 25-yard free race. In the girls nine and under competition, Mattie Garcia nished 19th in the 50-yard y. In the 13 and 14 age division, the relay team of Aubrie Reister, Andee Garcia, Trisha Lara and Morgan Bolan took ninth place in the 200-yard medley. Reister nished in 10th place in the 50-yard free and 12th in the 50y ard backstroke. Trisha Lara took 18th in the 50-yard backstroke. Andee Garcia nished 20th in the 50-yard y. The 200-yard free relay team of Reister, Garcia, Morgan Bolan and Lara nished in eighth place. In the girls 15-18 division, the 200-yard medley relay team of Jordan Bolan, Hunter Bosworth, Katie VanBeek and Sage Douglas nished in second place. VanBeek took second in the 50-yard free while Bolan nished eighth and Bosworth in 9th place. VanBeek took third in the 50-yard breast stroke and Sage Douglas took seventh. Douglas also took fourth place in the 50-yard back stroke. Bosworth nished fth in the 50-yard y. VanBeek took fourth and Bosworth nished in seventh place in the 100 IM. The 200-yard free relay team took third place. Swimmers included VanBeek, Bolan, Douglas and Bosworth. As for the boys side, Zachary Jackson took 15th place in the 50-yard free for the boys ages 11-12 division. Jackson took 10th in the 50-yard back stroke and 15th in the 100 IM. Dalton Hodges nished in seventh place in the 50-yard free in the 15-18 age division. Hodges nished 12th in the 50-yard breast stroke. Collin Jones took home 18th place in the boys 25-yard y in the 7-8 year old division. The competition ran from Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5. Coach Luchetta said she was really pleased with the efforts and the performances of her swimmers this year, “The weekend consisted of amazing swims, amazing attitudes and amazing sportsmanship. I could not have asked for a better swim meet.” Luchetta said the swimmers did very well and were very impressive. Shockwaves have successful year File photo/ Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee Shockwaves team photo OKMS needs Labor Day Festival vendorsOkeechobee Main Street is proud to announce the 2012 All-American Labor Day Celebration scheduled for Sept. 1, 2 and 3, in the Flagler Parks! Come spend some time with friends, enjoy the “tastes” of the festival and various specialty items for sale. While in town, visit our local shops and see what they now have to offer! OKMS is now taking applications for vendors and non-pro ts interested in setting up a booth. If you are interested, please contact Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-6246 or visit our website at: www. okeechobeemainstreet.com.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Okeechobee Christian Academy th Grade thth Now Offered“Inspiring a generation to love Christ and impact the world” 20 Okeechobee News August 15, 2012 On July 20 and 21, Russ Adams Taekwondo school competitors traveled from Okeechobee to Kissimmee to compete in Taekwondo America’s July Regional Tournament. The students represented their school w ith ying colors: Christina Maggio, 1st in One-steps and second in Forms. Robert Smith: second in Forms. Aimee Rumbaugh: second in Sparring and second in Forms. Mckayla Skinner: fourth in Weapons. Accompanying them on the trip was Russ Adams, senior certi ed instructor and owner. Thank you to all the parents that made this trip possible and made it great experience. Congratulations to all who competed at the regional tournament! Taekwondo students compete in July regional tournament Special to the Okeechobee News/ Juliet SkinnerAmong those competing in the tourney were: rst row (left to right) Aimee Rumbaugh, McKayla Skinner and Christina Maggio; second row (left to right) Senior Certi ed Instructor/owner Russ Adams and Robert Smith. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Juliet SkinnerTaekwondo Belt advancementsRuss Adams Taekwondo school students participated in testing on Aug. 3. Participating students were: ( rst row, left to right) Aimee Rumbaugh, Kelsey Schoonmaker and Madalyn Peterson; (second row, left to right) Senior Instructor/owner Russ Adams, Cierra Schoonmaker, Christina Maggio, Robert Smith and Junior Instructor Mckayla Skinner. Not pictured are Hailey Derry, Whitley Tye, Piper Hans and Ariana Cortez. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Okeechobee High School golf program will host a Golf Scramble tournament on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. The tournament is four member teams. The cost is $50 per golfer and $200 per team. The cost for a business to sponsor one hole is $100. Please help the Okeechobee Golf program w ith their travel and other expenses. For more information please call OHS Girl’s Golf Coach Brent Stuart at 863-634-7841. Any Okeechobee High School girl who would like to try out for this season’s golf team is asked to call Coach Stuart this week at 863634-7841.  OCRA will hold signups on Saturdays, A ug. 18 and 25 for football, cheerleading and girls ag football. Sign up between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the sports complex. For more information, call 863-634-0515.  Sign-ups for the Youth Soccer League are Aug. 13-31, for youth ages 5-14. Registration is $35 per child and is conducted at the Parks & Recreation Department, in the Sports Complex, Monday-Friday between 8:30-5 p.m. A birth certi cate is required at registration. The age determination date is December 31, 2012. League play will begin Saturday, Sept. 29, and end before Christmas. For more information, call 863-763-6950.  Do you want to bowl on a league this fall? Come and join a team at Lucky Lanes Bowling. Mondays and Tuesdays are Mix Nights with a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Wednesday is Men’s Night, Thursday mornings and evening belongs to the ladies. For more information, please call Lucky Lanes at 863-763-1800. Sports News in Brief