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Publication Date: 08-29-2012
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13.12 feetLast Year: 10.65 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Wednesday, August 29, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 104 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Brahmans win preseason football classic ... Page 11 Teen accused of hitting teacher with a bottle ... Page 7 Flood waters bring health hazards ... Page 5 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pat TynerOkeechobee residents didn’t lose their sense of humor while dealing with the ood waters from Tropical Storm Isaac. A sign near the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and State Road 70 reads “No Wake. Manatees.” By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Torrential rain from Tropical Storm Isaac left many Okeechobee County roads ooded on Monday. Okeechobee County schools closed Monday and Tuesday due to ooded roads, which made it unsafe for the school buses to run. Students returned to school today (Wednesday). Some Okeechobee County residents were forced from their homes by the rising ood waters. The Okeechobee Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter in the New Endeavor High School building, 575 S.W. 28th Street, for residents who were displaced from their homes by the ooding. The building is no longer used for students, so using it as a shelter will not disrupt school operations. "We're urging people if possible to stay with family and friends," said Mitch Smeykal, Okeechobee Emergency Management Director. "Shelters are not very comfortable." He said they are currently working on assessments to determine how many homes were damaged by ooding. He said several families who live in the north part of Okeechobee County were using the shelter on Tuesday. While most areas of the county saw ood water drain off by Tuesday morning, some areas saw water level go up overnight, Mr. Smeykal said. Waste Management resumed their collection schedules this morning (Wednesday) and will attempt to catch up on the collections they were unable to make on Monday Tropical Storm Isaac oods Okeechobee County roadsSee STORM — Page 9 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Although details are sketchy, it has been released that an inmate at the Okeechobee Correctional Institute (OCI) is a suspect in the weekend death of another inmate. Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson, who is handling the case, con rmed Tuesday, Aug. 28, the investigation does involve an alleged murder. "I can con rm there was a homicide out there," he said. However, because it is an ongoing investigation he could not comment further. Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) Inmate is suspect in OCI murder Okeechobee Main Street is proud to announce the 2012 All-American Labor Day Celebration in Flagler Parks. This exciting three-day event opens on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. and continues through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, ending at 3 p.m. OKMS welcomes you to join your friends and bring your family to enjoy over 80 vendors and non-pro t organizations who will be on hand to entice you with amazing festival food items, specialty wares and important information about our town. Come hungry to enjoy BBQ pork, chicken Labor Day celebration this weekendSee LABOR — Page 14 See MURDER — Page 14 Man dies in car crash ... Page 3

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Today: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 88F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% w ith rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Tonight: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 72F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Flood control system pumping at full capacityThe South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has taken emergency action to help reduce ooding from Tropical Storm Isaac in western Palm Beach County, utilized an emergency detention basin in Miami-Dade County and dispatched divers to remove canal debris in Homestead. Monday afternoon, an additional 6 inches of rain from a trailing storm feeder band fell across the east coast, from Miami-Dade County to the Kissimmee River north of Lake Okeechobee. This is on top of 3.5 inches that fell during the height of the storm on Sunday night and the District-wide 7-day average rainfall totals of 5.57 inches. This average includes more than 10 inches of rain in Palm Beach County and signi cant rainfall on the lower east coast and areas surrounding the lake. As a result, some communities experienced localized ooding and high water in lakes, swales and on roadways. Based on radar rainfall estimates, there was 14.7 inches of maximum rainfall in C-51 Basin for the period Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. to Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. On Monday, the C-51 Canal was moving 9,600 cubic-feet of water per second, the highest rate ever recorded. Emergency orders have been issued to help maximize system operations in an effort to help alleviate local ooding. "The District is taking every action possible to manage water associated with Tropical Storm Isaac's intense, historic rainfall," said SFWMD Executive Director Meliss a Meeker. "Our eld teams are assessing conditions throughout the region, and our Emergency Operations Center is fully activated to provide ooding relief as we move water through the regional system as quickly and safely as possible." The District-wide rainfall average was 3.5 inches during a 24-hour period that ended at 6:30 a.m. Monday, with the heaviest rain concentrated in Palm Beach and Broward counties. An intense period of rain during a 3-hour span overnight Sunday and into earl y Monday morning left several areas with localized ooding. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PET VET VACCINATION CLINICDOG & CAT Packs start at $50 with HEARTWORM TEST $60 KITTEN & PUPPY Packs start at $42Save money on your favorite Heartworm and ”ea products such as Revolution, Heartgard, Confortis & FrontlineAll major credit cards accepted Saturday, September 1 from 12 1:30 pmWALGREENS Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News August 29, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee NewsUnder waterFlood waters made it dif cult for drivers to see where the parking lot ended and the drainage ditch began, leading one driver to put his pickup truck in the ditch, submerged up the roof. He stood on the roof of the vehicle. SFWMD takes emergency action to move ows from Tropical Storm Isaac Chart courtesy of SFWMD. Okeechobee Forecast

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County may soon be one of the few counties in Florida whose jail is not operated by the sheriff. The budget workshop that had been scheduled for Monday w as postponed until Tuesday because of Tropical Storm Isaac. After a day-long budget workshop, commissioners decided to look into the possibility of contracting the operations of the jail and courthouse security to a private rm since Sheriff Paul May told them there was no way he could perform law enforcement activities, jail operations and courthouse security on the budget they were proposing. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper was against privatization. He expressed concern about lawsuits and a lower level of service. The sheriff came to the meeting with an adjusted budget of $15,204,000. This was almost a $1.1 million reduction from his original proposed budget for the new year. He achieved that reduction by removing a 3 percent salary adjustment, removing 8 percent for insurance and basing his gures on a 3-year average. However, those reductions were still not good enough. Using the sheriff's new gures, county administrator Robbie Chartier came back to the meeting after the noon break with new apportionment gures. According to her recalculations the sheriff would still have to cut $719,195 from his budget. Commissioners would have to cut an additional $329,581. The clerk was apportioned a cut of $50,614 while the property appraiser would have to come up with additional cuts of $57,677. The supervisor of elections' apportioned part of the 1.17 million de cit was $19,422. Commissioners discussed, but decided against raising the tax rate and using capital funds to balance the budget. "We have cut everything we can cut," said the sheriff. "There is nothing left to cut but salaries." He said he would have to start laying off employees and he could not adequately do all three tasks with the personnel he would have remaining. The sheriff is not required by law to operate the jail or be in charge of courthouse security. He offered to give those functions back to the commissioners. He said the cost of doing law enforcement duties alone might be lower than the gure in his current budget because there are some overlapping responsibilities with jail operations and courthouse security that he would no longer be responsible for. At this point commissioners do not know how much it would cost for a private rm to take over the jail and courthouse security or where the money would come from. Supervisor of Elections Gwen Chandler said her apportion placed "an due burden" on her of ce especially during a very big presidential election year. Property appraiser Bill Sherman was equally defensive. "I don't play games with my budget," he asserted. "We've cut to the bare bone every year." Commissioners will conduct another workshop beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 in the Commission Chambers.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 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. 3 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Sunday, Aug. 26, after he reportedly left the roadway and collided with a power pole and then a tree. According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release Billy J. Foley, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on S.R. 78 W.about .03 miles west of U.S. 441 S. A report by FHP Corporal Vernon D. Slater Jr. said the accident occurred around 6:03 p.m. Sunday in the westbound lane of the two-lane highway. The report indicates that Mr. Foley's 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck left the roadway and struck two metal fences before hitting the power pole and tree on the vehicles' right side. The report went on to indicate that Mr. Foley, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. FHP Trooper Lieutenant Tim Frith said the rain and wind from Tropical Storm Isaac played a part in the accident, as well as the fact that Mr. Foley was apparently driving "too fast under such poor conditions." Cpl. Slater's report stated that the accident is still under investigation. Local man killed in crash Gilbert Chevrolet will showcase new Chevy vehicles at the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) weigh-ins on Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16. C. Scott Driver Park, located at 10100 S.R. 78 W. will host the rst day weigh-in on Saturday at 3 p.m. Walmart, located at 2101 S. Parrott Ave., will host the nal day weigh-in on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Enthusiasts are encouraged to come out and join the festivities where Chevy is offering attendees the chance to register to win FLW hats and other prizes. In order to win, guests must both register and be present during the prize drawing. BFL registration will be held at Gilbert Chevrolet, located at 3550 U.S. 441 S. on Friday, Sept. 14, from 4-6 p.m. All anglers interested in entering the Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee are required to attend registration to determine eligibility. The tournament entry fee is $200 for the boater and $100 for the co-angler. First place could win a maximum payout of $9,500 for the boater and $3,000 for the co-angler with a full eld and contingency. ABOUT FLW FLW is the industry's premier tournament- shing organization, providing unparalleled shing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2012 over the course of 191 tournaments across ve tournament circuits, each providing an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water," through a variety o f platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and the world's richest fantasy sports game FLW Fantasy Fishing. For information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit www.FLWOutdoors.com or www.FantasyFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter and Facebook. For more, contact J.D. Harrod at 404-5817116 or by e-mail at jharrod@aimmarketingsolutions.com. Gilbert Chevrolet teams with Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Tobacco Free Partnership to hold September meetingThe Tobacco-Free Partnership of Okeechobee will meet Wednesday, Sept. 5 at noon. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP by calling 863-447-9140. The meeting will be in the Thompson Hall, next to the Pentecostals of Okeechobee Church, 405 S.W. 10th Avenue. The mission of the Tobacco-Free Partnership Okeechobee is to mobilize community partners to establish long-lasting system and policy changes that promote tobacco-free social norms in order to prevent usage of tobacco products by youth/young adults, encourage and support tobacco cessation, eliminate health hazards of secondhand smoke and decrease the number of deaths due to tobacco products. County may operate jail, courthouse security "We have cut everything we can. There is nothing left to cut but salaries." — Sheriff Paul May

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My dog It just hit me! My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. He has his food prepared for him. His meals are provided at no cost to him. He visits the doctor once a year for his checkup, and again during the year, if any medical needs arise. For this he pays nothing, and nothing is required of him. He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep. If he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up. He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep. He receives these accommodations absolutely free. He is living like a king, and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever. All of his costs are picked up by others who earn a living. I was just thinking about all this, and suddenly it hit me like a brick ... My dog is a CONGRESSMAN!Drug rehab at The Heritage? How can anyone think it is a good idea to put recovering drug and alcohol addicts down the hall from elderly women? The story in the Friday Okeechobee News about the request for a zoning change for The Heritage left me wondering. Surely the owners know if they go ahead with their plan to put drug detox patients there, the families of the senior citizens who live at the assisted living facility will move them elsewhere.  Does anyone personally know someone where a drug rehab has actually worked for an extended amount of time and kept them clean? I personally have seen everyone that goes in to these rehabs get right back on the stuff within a year!  Not a good idea. There is no reason to put the two in the same building.  This is just wrong on so many levels. I wouldn’t want my elderly family member in a facility with the drug/alcohol rehab patients.Politics I am moire interested in the Fast and Furious documents than in Romney’s tax returns. I’ll bet Romney’s taxes didn’t kill 300 people.School closings I went to bed Sunday night thinking schools would be open. At 5 a.m. on Monday, I woke up to call that schools were closed. That was not much notice for parents who had to nd some kind of childcare or else lose a day of work.Shelters Sunday when they were discussing whether or not to open emergency shelters, it was mentioned on Facebook that they use the schools for shelters. The problem is that if they use the schools for shelters then that means they can’t have school there even if the storm was over in time for the buses to run. I think they should put the primary shelters somewhere else such as the old civic center, clubs and churches and only use the schools if the other shelters are full. It’s something to talk about before the next storm approaches.Storm water On the news I was surprised to see children playing in the ood waters and the parents were watching and laughing. It is really not a good idea to get into that water. It is very dirty with animal feces and fertilizer from yards and pastures and gas and oil from the streets. The is probably a lot of bacteria in that water. Health of cials always warn you to stay out of it, and if you must wade through it, to wash with soap and water afterwards. So letting children swim and play in it is just not smart. August 29, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) urges Floridians to make food safety a part of their hurricane season plan. Power outages and ooding that often result from weather emergencies compromise the safety of stored food, and planning ahead can minimize the risk of foodborne illness. “Storing perishable food at proper temperatures is crucial to food safety but can become dif cult if you lose electricity for your refrigerator and freezer,” USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Elisabeth Hagen said. “We recommend stocking up on canned food, bottled water, batteries, and dry ice.” Steps to follow to prepare for a possible weather emergency:  Keep an appliance thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer to help determine if food is safe during power outages. The refrigerator temperature should be 40 F or lower and the freezer should be 0 F or lower.  Store food on shelves that will be safely out of the way of contaminated water in case of ooding.  Group food together in the freezer — this helps the food stay cold longer.  Freeze refrigerated items such as leftovers, milk and fresh meat and poultry that you may not need immediately — this helps keep them at a safe temperature longer.  Have coolers on hand to keep refrigerator food cold if the power will be out for more than 4 hours.  Purchase or make ice and store in the freezer for use in the refrigerator or in a cooler. Freeze gel packs ahead of time for use in coolers.  Plan ahead and know where dry ice and block ice can be purchased. Steps to follow if the power goes out:  Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible.  A refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours if you keep the door closed.  A full freezer will keep its temperature for about 48 hours (24 hours if half-full).  If the power is out for an extended period of time, buy dry or block ice to keep the refrigerator as cold as possible. Fifty pounds of dry ice should keep a fully-stocked 18cubic-feet freezer cold for two days. Steps to follow after a weather emergency:  Check the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer. If the thermometer reads 40 F or below, the food is safe.  If no thermometer was used in the freezer, check each package. If food still contains ice crystals or is at 40F or below when checked with a food thermometer, it may be safely refrozen.  Discard any perishable food (such as meat, poultry, sh, soft cheeses, milk, eggs, leftovers and deli items) that have been kept in a refrigerator or freezer above 40 F for two hours or more.  Discard any food that is not in a waterproof container if there is any chance that it has come into contact with ood water. Containers that are not waterproof include those with screw-caps, snap lids, pull tops, and crimped caps. Discard wooden cutting boards, plastic utensils, baby bottle nipples and paci ers.  Thoroughly wash all metal pans, ceramic dishes and utensils that came in contact with ood water with hot soapy water and sanitize by boiling them in clean water or by immersing them for 15 minutes in a solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water.  Undamaged, commercially prepared foods in all-metal cans and retort pouches (for example, exible, shelf-stable juice or seafood pouches) can be saved. Follow these rules:  Use bottled water that has not been exposed to ood waters. If bottled water is not available, tap water can be boiled for safety.  Never taste food to determine its safety!  When in doubt, throw it out! Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren. gov or m.AskKaren.gov on your smartphone. Mobile Ask Karen can also be downloaded from the Android app store. Consumers can email, chat with a live representative, or call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline directl y from the app. The live chat option and the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854), are available in English and Spanish from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. USDA food safety tips for storm season Main Street plans HalloweenSo the youth in Okeechobee can have a safe and healthy Halloween experience, Okeechobee Main Street, along with the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, the Okeechobee County Commissioners and the City of Okeechobee Police Department are planning a special evening on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Agri-Civic Center. Okeechobee Main Street is seeking businesses, clubs, churches and organizations to sponsor booths, donate candy and help with the event. If you would like to help, contact Cindy Birdashaw, at Okeechobee Main Street, 111 Northeast 2nd Street, call 863357-MAIN (6246) or email okms2009@ embarqmail.com. Information is also available online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.net.

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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 S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2012 The Florida Department of Health advises private well owners affected by ood waters to take precautions against disease-causing organisms that may make their water unsafe to drink. Private Well Owners: Boil water before use, holding it at rolling boil for at least one minute before using it for drinking, washing, cooking, etc.; or Disinfect water by adding 8 drops (about 1/8 tsp this would form a puddle about the size of a dime) of plain unscented household bleach (4 to 6%) per gallon of w ater, and then let it stand for 30 minutes. If the water is cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat the procedure. Use a container that has a cap or cover for disinfecting and storing water to be used for drinking. This will prevent contamination; or Use bottled water, especially for mixing baby formula. Conserve water as much as possible. Do not run a dishwasher or washing machine, limit excessive bathing and ushing of commodes. After the ooding subsides: Disinfect your well using the procedures available from your local health department or provided on the Department of Health at http://www.doh.state. .us/environment/water/manual/ oodinf.htm; and Food safety: Preventing food-borne diseases Individuals should not eat any food that may have come into contact with contaminated water from oods or tidal surges. Commercially prepared cans of food should not be eaten if there is a bulging or opening on the can or the screw caps, soda pop bottle tops or twist-caps. Undamaged, commercially canned foods can be saved if you remove the labels and then disinfect the cans in a bleach solution. Use cup of bleach in one gallon of w ater; re-label the cans including expiration date and type of food. Assume that homecanned food is unsafe. Infants should be fed only pre-mixed canned baby formula. Do not use powdered formulas prepared with treated water. Use boiled water when preparing formula. Frozen and refrigerated foods can be unsafe after a ood. When the power is out, refrigerators will keep foods cool for only about four hours. Thawed and refrigerated foods should be thrown out after four hours. Sanitation and Hygiene: Preventing waterborne illness Basic hygiene is very important during this emergency period. Always wash your hands with soap and water that has been boiled or disinfected before eating, after toilet use, after participating in cleanup activities and after handling articles contaminated by oodwater or sewage. Flood water may contain fecal matter from sewage systems, agricultural and industrial waste and septic tanks. If you have open cuts or sores exposed to the oodwater, keep them as clean as possible by washing them with soap and disinfected or boiled water. Apply antibiotic ointment to reduce the risk of infection. If a wound or sore develops redness, swelling or drainage, see a physician. Do not allow children to play in oodwater. They can be exposed to water contaminated with fecal matter. Do not allow children to play with toys that have been in oodwater until the toys have been disinfected. Use cup of bleach in one gallon of water to disinfect toys and other items. Power Outages: Preventing re hazards Using battery-powered lanterns and ashlights is preferable to using candles. If you must use candles, make sure you put them in safe holders away from curtains, paper, wood, or other ammable items. Post Flood Clean-up: Clean up debris to avoid injury and contamination. Chainsaws should only be operated in safe conditions (not in water soaked areas) and by people that are experienced in proper use. Lift heavy debris by bending knees and using legs to help lift. Wear shoes to avoid injury to the feet from glass, nails or other sharp objects. Avoid contact with downed power lines. Be alert to wildlife (snakes, alligators, etc.) that may have been displaced as a result of the situation. Clear Standing Water: Prevent mosquito-borne Illness Heavy rains and ooding can lead to an increase in mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset. Public health authorities will be working actively to control the spread of any diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. To protect against mosquitoes, DOH urges the public to remain diligent in their personal mosquito protection efforts. These should include the "5 Ds" for prevention: Dusk and Dawn Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood. For many species, this is during the dusk and dawn hours. Dress Wear clothing that covers most of your skin. DEET When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes, repellents containing DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, or N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) are recommended. Picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus are other repellent options. Drainage Check around your home to rid the area of standing water, which is where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. Tips on Repellent Use Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before applying a repellent to skin. Some repellants are not suitable for children. Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET are generally recommended. Other potential mosquito repellents, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in June 2007, contain picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing. In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age-appropriate. According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of 3 years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than 2 months old. Infants should be kept indoors or mosquito netting should be used over carriers when mosquitoes are present. Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent rst to their own hands and then transfer it to the child's skin and clothing. If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing. Again, always follow the manufacturer's directions. Tips on Eliminating Breeding Sites for MosquitoesElimination of breeding sites is one of the keys to prevention. Clean out eaves, troughs and gutters. Remove old tires or drill holes in those used in playgrounds to drain. Turn over or remove empty plastic pots. Pick up all beverage containers and cups. Check tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water. Pump out bilges on boats. Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other animal feeding dishes at least once a week. Change water in plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week. Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage ditches that prevent the ow o f water. For further information, please contact your local county health department or visit www.doh.state. .us or www.FloridaDisaster.org. For more state and federal information on emergency and disaster planning, visit the following Web sites: www.FloridaDisaster.org, www.RedCross.org, www.ready.go v or www.fema.gov. The Florida Emergency Information Line: 1-800-342-3557. Flood waters bring health risks to well owners and others September Blood DrivesSeptember is a special month for donating blood in Okeechobee. If you donate at one of the September drives on or before Saturday, Sept. 22, you will still be eligible to donate at the November Okeechobee Blood Roundup. Check which drive suits you best and get out and donate to save the life of your neighbor, your friend, and your family. Blood drives are planned for: Thursday, Aug. 30, Okeechobee High School; Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1, 2, 3 -Labor Day Festival in the Park, 10 a.m. 3 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 16 Golden Corral, 11 a.m.4 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 22 Publix, 1-6 p.m.; and, Saturday. Sept. 29 Wal Mart, 11 a.m.4 p.m. B.R.A.T. Club to coordinate Labor Day ParadeThe 2012 Labor Day Parade will be held on Sept. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will travel the regular parade route starting at Second street on Parrott Avenue (U.S. 441) and traveling through downtown. Last year the club picked up the parade and organized over 75 entries. Businesses, clubs and individuals are welcome to participate. For more information about the parade or to obtain an application, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996 or e-mail at tchandler@wm.com.

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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. A lice WilliamsOKEECHOBEE — Alice Williams, 80 a long time resident died the 17th day of Aug. 2012 at her home in Sharpsburg, Ga. Born in 1932 in Kentucky, she was a beautiful person, great-grandmother, grandma, mother, w ife, and sister. Anyone that came in contact with her was affected by her smile, enormous laugh and love for life, family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Harold; her brother; four daughters; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren all of who brought great joy to her later years. She will be greatly missed. You are invited to sign the guest book and send a message to the family by visiting the w ebsite for Carmichael Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, GA. Charles ‘Chuck’ McGuire, 87OKEECHOBEE —After a courageous battle with cancer, Charles “Chuck” McGuire passed away and joined our Lord Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Charles was born July 29, 1925, in Hillsboro, Ohio. He joined the service in 1943 and retired in 1974 after serving in WWII, the Korean War, and three tours of duty in Viet Nam. He earned many awards and medals. Charles invented the “McGuire Rig”, a life-saving device utilized during combat missions. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Jon Elsie Ellis, Peggy Abbott, and Viola Todd. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Martha, “Marty” McGuire of Okeechobee; son, Danny (Janet) McGuire of Miami; daughter, Sheila McGuire of Okeechobee; grandchildren, Brian (Terra), Kevin (Tarra), and Kyla McGuire; and four great-grandchildren, Meghan, Madison, Aidan and Emma McGuire. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at New Testament Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Gilbert of ciating. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Charles’ memory to the New Testament Baptist Church Building Fund, 535 N.E. 28th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Fredrick B. Schultz, 74LAKEPORT — Fredrick B. Schultz passed away August 26, 2012, in Ft. Pierce, Fla. He was born March 30, 1938. in Hayward, Wis. Mr. Schultz proudly served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked across the country as a lineman. He moved to Lakeport, Fla. 25 y ears ago. He was an avid hunter, sherman and he loved his family. He was a Deacon at Lakeport Christian Church. Mr. Schultz was preceded in death by his daughter, Danis Wilson; brother, Buster Schultz; and sister, Marvel Mago. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Norma G. Schultz; two sons, Clinton Helland (Jean) of Black River Falls, Wis. and Kevin Helland (Julia) of Mondovi, Wis.; daughter, Lynnae Helland of Moss Landing, Calif.; son-in-law, Thomas Wilson of Brooke, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; ve great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Sally, Betty and Thamer; and many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. W ednesday, September 5, 2012, at Lakeport Christian Church. Friends may sign the guest book at w ww.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Jimmie Rutherford Durrance, 67OKEECHOBEE — Jimmie Rutherford Durrance passed away August 27, 2012 at the Hamrick Home. She was born December 12, 1944 in Orlando, Fla. to James Calous Rutherford and Lutishi Wright Rutherford. She came to Okeechobee from Leesburg, Fla. in 1979. She was an LPN and member of the North Okeechobee Church of God. Mrs. Durrance was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Benjamin Lucius Durrance; her parents; ve sisters; one brother; one grandson; and one son. She is survived by two daughters, Alicia Rothrock (Raymond) and Charlotte Bailey (Daryl); two sons, Mark Durrance (Kebra) and WJ Durrance (Terisa); daughter-in-law, Carol Durrance; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Buck Rutherford (Marylin); and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2012, at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Don Leon of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. James D. Dorris, 65 OKEECHOBEE — James D. Dorris passed away at home Friday morning, August 24, 2012, after a courageous battle with lung cancer and COPD. Jim was born May 20, 1947, in Nanticoke, Pa. He was the son of the late Ruth Blackwell. Jim was married to his high school sweetheart, Sharon Slusser, and they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on August 5th. Jim graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1966. Upon graduation, he entered the US Marine Corp. and was on active duty until 1975. He joined the PA National Guard and retired as a Sergeant. After retiring from Roadway Express, Jim & Sharon moved to Okeechobee, Fla. where he enjoyed shing and bowling. Jim had an infectious laugh and a wonderful smile that would ll a room. He treasured setting up his trains at Christmas bringing great joy to everyone especially his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed captaining his pontoon boat, singing karaoke, telling jokes, getting out of his “Honey Do List”, and most of all loving his family and friends. Jim is preceded in death by his grandchildren, Courtney Engle and John Kennedy. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Slusser Dorris; his ve children, Michelle Engle and her husband John of Nanticoke, Pa., James Dorris Jr. and his wife Dawn, of Seneca, Mo., Stace y Crisswell and her husband Jon of Berwick, Pa., Steven Dorris and his wife Tara of Nanticoke, Pa., and Jeffrey Dorris and his wife Elizabeth o f Hanover Twp., Pa.; his grandchildren Brian a Engle, Shane Engle, Justin Coledo, Kerinne Dorris, Derrick Dorris, Ashley Kennedy, Jacob Dorris, Makayla Dorris, and Savannah Dorris; his great-granddaughter Couriana Engle. Though an only child, Jim was a son to his late parents-in-law, Jim and Helen Slusser, and also a brother to his in-laws and their “Outlaws” (of which he was proud to be the leader of the pack) Cindy and Vance Jenkins, Jim and Moll y Slusser, Bob and Meg Slusser, all of Hanover Twp., Pa., and Elaine and Lenny Draus, Port St. Lucie, Fla.. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jim was a lifelong member of Calvary United Methodist Church, West Nanticoke, Pa. He was also a member of the American Legion, a proud supporter of the Busch Brewing Co., and his favorite hangout Alexis’. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2012, at Zachary Taylor RV Resort, Okeechobee, Fla., at their Recreation Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wounded Warriors Project, or Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 29, 2012 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Church to host kids Bible NightJoin the fun at AWANA Bible Club at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, Wednesday nights 6-8 p.m. through the school year. Clubs for 3 year olds through 12th grade. First night of Club/Registration will be Aug. 29 from 6-8 p.m. For details or questions, please call the church of ce at 863-763-2171.Firestix softball tryouts rescheduledTry-out dates for the Okeechobee Firestix softball program have been rescheduled to Aug. 29 and 30 from 6-8 pm at the Okeechobee High School softball eld. The softball program is a travel-based league and involves several age groups. For more information call Kim Hargraves at 863-634-6322 or 467-4900. There are four teams this fall, an 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under and 14 and under squad. Try-outs for high school age girls will be held in September.County Fair directors to meetThe Okeechobee Fair board of directors will meet Aug. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce.OCEA to hold general membership meetingThe Okeechobee County Education Association (OCEA) will have its rst general membership meeting of the 2012-2013 school year on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Central Elementary School, 510 S.W. 5th Ave. Contact OCEA at 863-467-1564 for more information.Healthy Start Coaltion plans annual meeting for Aug. 31The 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. Community Events

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsAn Okeechobee Achievement Academy student was arrested and booked into the Okeechobee County Jail after he allegedly hit a male teacher in the groin with a bottle containing a sports drink. Julio Cesar Suarez, 16, S.E. Sixth Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 24 on a felony charge of battery on a school board employee. After being booked into the county jail, Suarez was taken to the St. Lucie County Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. An arrest report by Deputy John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that surveillance video in the school’s cafeteria showed Suarez becoming agitated at a male teacher and then hitting a table. The teen then sits down at the table and the teacher walks away. A short time later the teacher is seen walking past the other end of the table and the video shows an object ying off the end of the table and striking him in the groin, stated the deputy. The table is about 10-feet in length, added the deputy. According to Deputy Fisher, a witness told him that Suarez became upset when the teacher told him he was not going to receive a behavior reward. The student punched the table in anger and told the teacher to shut up, stated the witness. When the teacher returned and walked by the table the witness reportedly said they saw Suarez “deliberatel y and forcefully slide ...” the sports drin k bottle at the teacher. In the deputy’s report, Suarez said he was playing around and sliding the bottle back and forth and it slipped. The teen admitted to still being angry at the teacher but said he did not hit the man intentionally, Deputy Fisher stated. Teen accused of hitting teacher with bottle 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Horse Feed SpecialWalpole Feed & Supply Co. 763-6905 • Hwy 98 N Farm and Ranch 10% Sweet 50lb bag ...................$945Track and Field 10% Sweet 50lb bag ...............$1315 Sale runs August 21 st 31 st florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2012 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).  Ricky Antwan Bynum, 26, N.W. 30th W ay, Oakland Park, was arrested Aug. 24 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of lewd or lascivious exhibition in the presence of a correctional facility employee. His bond was set at $10,000.  Shane Allen Thomas, 24, S.E. 27th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 24 by Ofcer Kelley Margerum on a felony charge of dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $10,000.  Patricia Lynn Raulerson, 21, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 25 by Deputy Joe Gracie on a warrant charging her w ith the felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her bond was set at $5,000.  Charles Curtis McNeely, 43, S.E. 34th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 26 by Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief on a felony charge of driving while license suspended with knowledge habitual offender, and the misdemeanors of willful/wanton reckless driving and no motor vehicle registration. His bond was set at $2,500.  Jessie James Wright, 21, N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 26 by Of cer Belen Reyna on a felony charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling. His bond was set at $10,000.  Filiberto Villatoro-Solarzano, 28, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 26 by Deputy Bart Potter on a felony charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence, and a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bond was set at $3,500.  River R. Maupin, 21, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 26 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on a felony charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $2,500.  Kenith Edwin Mowery, 55, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 28 by Deputy Sergeant Paul Ferrell on a felony charge of driving under the in uence with priors. His bond was set at $2,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Julio Cesar Suarez A Macaque Monkey escaped from its enclosure and attacked its owner’s husband, sending the man to the hospital, according to a report led by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Law Enforcement on Aug. 23. The monkey was later shot and killed by the owner’s neighbor according to the report. FWC Of cer Jon Garzaniti’s report states: “On Aug. 15, 2012, approximately 11:30 a.m., a Macaque Monkey escaped from its enclosure at 3301 S.W. Dunklin Avenue, (off Martin Grade). The monkey is properly permitted. The owner of the monkey is Mona Schwall. Mrs. Schwall’s husband, James Schwall, noticed the monkey was out of its enclosure and in the tree above the cage. “Mr. Schwall called the monkey down from the tree. He threw a cast net over the monkey in an attempt to capture it. The monkey ipped the cast net off and began attacking Mr. Schwall. A neighbor, Michael W. Cooper, 17, was present during the incident. Mr. Schwall was able to separate himself from the monkey. At this time, he told Michael to shoot the monkey. Michael shot and killed the monkey with a 12 gauge shotgun.” Monkey attacks owner’s husband

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The Okeechobee News will be closed Monday, September 3 for LABOR DAY WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5 DEADLINE Display Advertising.......3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 Have a Safe Holiday! (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 29, 2012 NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Join the fun at AWANA Bible Club at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee! Wednesday nights 6-8 p.m. through the school year. Clubs are available for children age 3 through 12th grade. First night of Club/Registration is A ug. 29, from 6-8 p.m. For details or questions, please call the church of ce at 863-763-2171. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott A ve., will have a FREE family movie night, Friday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. The movie, "Escape," w ill be shown. It is an adventure story of captivity and redemption set in the islands of Southeast Asia. The public is invited. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church w ill have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1401 N.E. 14th Avenue, Okeechobee. All funds go to support our soup kitchen. Call Crystal Harris for more information at 863-612-6395. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God's message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. A rea churches plan special programs Share your news and photos for this column by email to okeenews @ newsza p .comPlaces ofWorship Three to run for two seats on Okeechobee City CouncilIn the November General Election city voters will have a choice of three candidates for the two at-large nonpartisan seats on the Okeechobee City Council that will be up for grabs. The seats currently held by James Kirk and Mike O'Connor will be up for election. Those two incumbents are running plus a newcomer to the city council, Ray Whorley. Of those three candidates, the two getting the most votes will win those seats. ConKerr Cancer's mission is to provide children with cancer or other life-changing illnesses a feeling of warmth and love through the simple gift of a pillowcase. The next "sit & sew" will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine (or serger) and fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to help make a difference to a sick child. All of the pillowcases will be donated to St. Mary's Hospital, Palms West and/or Lakeside Hospital in Belle Glade. September is our Third Annual Miles of Pillowcase Smiles (MOPS) Campaign in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is 44,000 (over 20 miles) of pillowcases, each one representing a child currently in treatment. Last year Okeechobee donated 434 pillowcases and the goal this year is to meet or beat that number. If you have child-friendly cotton fabric you would like to donate please call Joan at 863467-0290. Additionally, if you would like to help but do not sew, they are also accepting cash donations to purchase fabric. Cancer group plans ‘sit & sew’ event

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Must be 18 years old to play Bingo. See Bingo Hall for complete details. Must be 18 years old to play Poker. See Brush Stand for details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Management reserves all rights. Person who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.Like us on Facebook Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.com M M M M b be p pa t tre h ha p pr s so p pr BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2012 and Tuesday due to the ooding. Mr. Smeykal said weather stations indicated the county received about 8.75 inches of rainfall between 4:48 a.m. on Aug. 26 and 2:27 p.m. on Aug. 27. He said some residents who have their own rain gauges or home weather stations reported in excess of 12 inches of rain in that period. According to the South Florida Water Management District, in ows for Lake Okeechobee are close to 25,000 cubic feet of water per second more than 10 times greater than in ows a week ago. Lake Okeechobee rose nearly a foot due to the storm. On Friday, the lake level was 12.37 feet. On Tuesday morning, the lake level was 13.12 feet. The lake level is expected to continue to rise as the water in the basin drains into the Kissimmee River, Taylor Creek and other tributaries that feed into the big lake. To report ooding or damaged or blocked water control structures, call the SFWMD Citizen Information Line toll-free at 877-4291294. For more information online go to www. okeechobeeeoc.com or see the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. FLOODContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenHeavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Isaac left many Okeechobee County roads ooded, including parts of U.S. Highway 441 (above). Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppIf it hadn't been lled with water, this boat in front of Lunker's Sports Grille on U.S. 441 S. may well have oated away Monday, Aug. 27, due to the heavy rains from Tropical Storm Isaac over the weekend.

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Seacoast National Bank, 500 North Parrott Avenue, hosted the monthly Main Street Mixer on Thursday, Aug. 16. Over 65 participants had a great time mingling with one another, discussing the business of the day and enjoying the “streets of Rome.” Delicious Italian fare was catered by Dee Stefano of Indiantown including delicious stuffed mushrooms and meatballs. Vice President and Branch Manager Melody Hodges welcomed Main Street members, visitors and guests and discussed Seacoast’s role in the community. Seacoast National Bank is not only a Corporate Member of Okeechobee Main Street, but is also consistently an active participant in the community in many other areas including the sponsorships of the National Day of the American Cowboy, Top of the Lake Art and Music Festival and Halloween Festival. Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw tipped the Main Street hat to Seacoast for all of their assistance, including this mixer, and introduced new members and guests. Thanks was given to all who assisted with the National Day of the American Cowboy and a reminder was given about the upcoming Labor Day Celebration on Sept. 1, 2, and 3. Several excited guests won door prizes provided by Main Street business members. The September Main Street Mixer will be hosted by UBS Financial Services at the Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Avenue, on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to all mixers so come and meet your local business owners and neighbors! For more information contact the Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-6246 or stop in the Main Street of ce at 111 Northeast 2nd Street (directly north of CVS). A ugust Mixer event hosted by Seacoast National Bank 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 valid through August 31, 2012Coupon must be presented at time of service 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 10 Okeechobee News August 29, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSKathy Pappaso accepting a doorprize provided by Seacoast National Bank. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSAt the mixer event were, Seacoast National Bank staff Lavada Huff, Briseida Ayala, Melody Hodges, Christina Reynolds, Teresa Hernandez, Amber Conlin, and Cali Miller with OKMS Board of Directors Bridgette Waldau, Shelly Doyle, Frank DeCarlo, Maureen Burroughs, Courtney Moyett, John Creasman, and Executive Director, Cindy Birdashaw.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 September 1, 2 and 3 Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday & Monday at 2 pm Tickets at Gate $5.00 Contestants from all over the State of Florida will be competing for prize monies in five events including Bronc Riding, Team Doctoring and Team Sorting Muttin Bustin and a calf scramble will be the Kids Event Tourist Development Council Ranch Rodeo Each day at the Agri Civic Center Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School’s defense dominated and the offense put up 35 unanswered points as they defeated John Carroll and Moore Haven at the preseason kickoff classic Friday night at Moore Haven High School. Okeechobee outgained John Carroll 14955 as they shut out the Golden Rams 14-0. A fter Moore Haven whipped John Carroll 32-7 in the middle game, Okeechobee held the Terriers to only 50 yards as they defeated their neighbors 21-0 in the night cap. Each game lasted for two quarters. “I’m extremely proud of the intensity and the level of play they maintained tonight,” coach Chris Branham said. “We didn’t step up our game against John Carroll then sat in the end zone and watched a Moore Haven track meet, and got a little worried about their speed, but we stepped up to their level in the night cap.” Fabian Howard had a strong night with 113 yards and two touchdowns in the games. Jack Radebaugh threw for 100 yards and a touchdown on the night. Eddie Neal caught four passes and Al Morris had 38 y ards in receptions and a touchdown. Elijowan Williams rushed for 35 yards on ve carries. DJ Washington had 48 yards rushing and 25 yards in receptions. Branham said his goal is to make the kids believe in their skills and realize they have a gift. He said the team also fed off the energy and the noise of the Okeechobee fans. Branham said the defense looks as good as advertised, were very physical, and played old school Okeechobee football. “They played smash mouth, ew to the ball, attacked the ball and forced turnovers and made plays.” Howard said he felt the team played well together and if he had to grade them, would have given them a B+ or an A grade. He said the team still has a lot of things to work on in practice. Offensive center Greg Hernandez helped the Okeechobee offensive line dominate the line of scrimmage against Moore Haven. He said the team was well prepared for this game. “We felt real strong coming into this game. We nally united and won as a team,” he added. Defense end Cade Stokes helped lead a strong Brahman pass rush which helped hold opposing quarterbacks to just six completions in 26 attempts and just 51 yards through the air. He and Eddie Neal had multiple sacks. Elijowan Williams tackled the Moore Haven quarterback, Bronson Bass, causing a fumble that led to a touchdown. Stokes said he plans to attack opposition quarterbacks all season and make life tough on them. “The defense is a good group this year. The defense came out with intensity and we just wore them down and played as a unit,” he added. Barrion Cohens had 58 yards rushing for Moore Haven which included a 46-yard run in the fourth quarter. Okeechobee had 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage on the night. The Brahmans open the regular season on Friday night against Port St. Lucie, a 28-7 loser to Palm Beach Gardens in their kick off classic on Friday. OHS Brahmans dominate preseason kickoff classic Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCade Stokes and the Brahman defense stood tall in a big win over Moore Haven and a solid win over John Carroll on Friday.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net MRI FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted Specialty Trained/Board Certi ed Radiologists The Best is Right Here! Okeechobee’s FINEST Open MRI OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE 2 Blocks North of CVS Drugstore115 NE 3rd St. Suite A 863-824-6736 The 2011 – 2012 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2012

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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 14 Okeechobee News August 29, 2012 or beef, turkey legs, roasted corn on the cob, gyros, shrimp, corn dogs, and much more. J oin us for dessert of funnel cakes, donuts, ice cream, baklava, cotton candy and other treats. Your favorite vendors will be bringing all of their newest items along with many rst timers. You will have a vast assortment of items from which to choose. Look for A nna Jane's Pickles, Lazy Acres Woodworking, Diane Prescott, Mike Wisan's Scroll Art, 2 Saucy Gals, Bonita Hazellief, Outlaw Women, Gifts by Rose and of course the Seminole Tribe's Mary Jo Micco making her amazing Pumpkin Bread to name only a few. It's not too early to start thinking of Christmas and setting aside a few presents. On Saturday at 10 a.m., Lunkers Sports Grill will sponsor our Second Annual Corn Hole Competition in the Parks. Meet on Second Avenue for registration and a chance to grab the championship. Trophies and prizes w ill be awarded to top teams, along with bragging rights for the year. Participation in this double elimination tournament will cost $20 per team. Come and show us what you got or support your favorite team! Thanks to Seacoast National Bank for their support of this event. On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, come to the parks for some friendly competition sponsored by MidFlorida Credit Union. At noon, come to Park 3 to participate in the Second Annual Soda Chug. For $5 per person take this opportunity to see how much soda you can put away in ve minutes. First prize is a beautiful Dasani Mountain Bike donated by Coca-Cola. Take advantage of this chance to win this great prize and claim the title! Or, if you prefer, come to Park 3 at 1 p.m., following the Soda Chug, to participate in our Second Annual Top Dog Hot Dog Eating Contest. For $5 you will get 5 minutes to stuff yourself with all of the hot dogs that you can eat. Rules and applications for all of the competitions are available in the Okeechobee Main Street Of ce, 111 NE 2nd Street (North of CVS). Corn Hole applications are also available at Lunker's Sports Grill; Soda Chug and Top Dog Applications are also available at MidFlorida. You may also apply for any of the competitions at the Main Street booth at the festival. OKMS is proud to announce that Okeechobee's own Chobee Steelers will be rocking our stage on Saturday at 1 p.m. These young men, under the direction of Shirlean Graham, are amazing on the Steel Drums and are absolutely a must-see and a joy every time. On Sunday at 11:30, come to the park to see Native Voices, a very special choral group from the Seminole Reservation. On Monday at 9:45 a.m., come see the Boy Scouts of America open the parade by leading the Pledge of Allegiance and then enjoy the annual Labor Day Parade, sponsored by the B.R.A.T. Club at 10 a.m. Following the parade, come back to the parks to meet the festival royalty and see the outstanding performance of award-winning cheer and dance group, Xplosion, under the direction of Victoria Osteen. Throughout the weekend you will see Ron Dawson, better known as "Amazing Eugene" performing "Simply Magic" for the young and old alike as well as performances by the OCRA Storm Cheerleaders. Our very own Celebration Singers, let by Emma Pauley, will be in the gazebo in Park 4 for your enjoyment each day. Daily kid activities include the Kid Zone sponsored by American Drilling Services, small animal petting area by Patricia Coffey, Plaster Playtime, and our favorite Barrel Racing Train. This is a wonderful opportunity to support local businesses and organizations as they attempt to help others in the community and enjoy three days of fun and excitement! For further information about the festival, festival applications or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Cindy Birdashaw, Okeechobee Main Street at 863-357-6246. LABORContinued From Page 1 dispatch notes indicate that at 10:33 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, there was a murder at the prison. Those same notes go on to indicate it was a stabbing death. Ann Howard, Department of Corrections (DOC) communications director in Tallahassee, would only con rm that an investigation is under way. "We do have an internal investigation going on and it does involve an inmate," she said in a phone interview Tuesday morning. "There has been no arrest." Neither the name of the apparent victim nor the alleged suspect have been released at this point. It was also con rmed Tuesday that OCSO crime scene technicians and a detective are involved in that probe. OCSO Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark said because the incident at OCI took place in Okeechobee County it will be prosecuted in the 19th Judicial Circuit. "Our crime scene unit and investigative unit was sent out to assist the prison in a criminal investigation," he said. Other than that, Lt. Stark said he had no further information. Ms. Howard said the investigation was stalled somewhat due to Tropical Storm Isaac and measures that were taken to ensure inmate safety. "I do not know how long the investigation will take," she added. MURDERContinued From Page 1 Hospital offers program on back painIf you or a loved one suffer from back pain, you are invited to a program at Raulerson Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 30 for dinner and a physician lecture about spine surgery. Surgeon Dr. Don Moore will present an educational lecture about spine surgery. Dinner and dessert is available in the cafeteria at 5 p.m. for $5 per person) The lecture is free and it will begin at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to: 863-763-9228.Youth soccer sign-ups open through Aug. 31Sign-ups for the Youth Soccer League will be through Aug. 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 Dec. 31, 2012. League play will begin Saturday, Sept. 29, and end before Christmas. For more information, call 863-763-6950.Y.E.A. Foundation seeks membersYEA (Youth development, Extreme sports, Art talen) is a non pro t organization that recently came to Okeechobee. They will have a booth set up in the park during the Labor Da y celebration. For more information, stop by and nd out more about this organization or see their page on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/YeaFoundationInc; or call Sheryl Tanner at 863-634-9514.Cypress Hut announces upcoming eventsCypress Hut will host a dinner on Aug. 31, with steak, shrimp or sh, starting at 5:30 p.m. Music will be by the Cracker Boys, all proceeds to towards charities. On Sept. 1, the Cypress Hut Birthday Bash will start at 5 p.m. with gator or shrimp baskets and music by Jimmy and Debra Harper.Seminole Elementary School McTeacher Night plannedSeminole Elementary will have their monthly McTeacher Night on Sept. 4, from 5-7 p.m. at the McDonald's on Hwy 70 East to help raise funds for the school. Please stop b y and support our school. Community Events

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Giveaway10 month old Blue Nose Pit, Female, spayed, all shots. Must nd a good home. Call for more information 763-6778 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! Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Washington County School ProgramAt Okeechobee Youth Development Center ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCIES PARAPROFESSIONAL SCIENCE TEACHER (6-12) ENGLISH TEACHER (6-12) Position requirements are detailed at website. Go to http://washingtoncounty schools.us/Create an account with a username and password, unless you have already completed this process. Complete your application for a CERTIFIED POSITION and attach a resume, etc. Then, you MUST APPLY for these positions. APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2012 (midnight)“Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants as well as employee” “Pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, random ( tness for duty) and follow-up drug testing will be implemented as per the School Board’s Drug Free workplace Policy.” ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Full time for busy of ce working with offender population. Great people, phone and computer skills required. Must be able to multi-task. Fax resume to 863-467-2477. Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Dental Assistant Moore Haven Must have 1 yr. exp. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Competitive salary & excellent bene ts. Fax resume to (863) 946-0145 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1021 Health Park Dr. Moore Haven, FL e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Light Labor Outdoors 2 days a week 12-15 hours per week Good working environment Please call 467-9800 Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Business Opportunities Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com CollectiblesWANTED Highwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, 1715 Fleet Treasure Coins. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop System w/Flat Screen etc. Reprogrammed like new! Guaranteed. $75 Call Tony 863 517-2782. Pets/SuppliesMini Schnauzer pups 9 wks old, liver female and salt and pepper merle male, 1st shots, health cert. and registered $500.00/ rm. (863)447-7416. Shih-tzu Puppies 3 males 2 females brown black and tri-colored 1st shots and worming 8 weeks old $350.00. (863)634-2110 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 Cash for Cars & Trucks! I will buy your car or truck, 2005 to 2010 models. If it looks good, runs good, has good air-conditioning and a clean CARFAX, I will pay top dollar. Call Gary at (863)763-3154 ext. 238 DEALER For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, & 2bdrm/1bath Duplex in Kings Bay, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Apartment for Rent 2BR 1 1/2 BA Large Town House In Town, Very clean, W/D $650 mo, 1st, last & sec. Yearly Lease 863-697-1129 OKEECHOBEE: 1 BR, 1 BA, All utilities paid. $350 Monthly Call 812-989-3022 Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 IN TOWN1BR Partially furnished APT., nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $700/mo., 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. VIKING/PRAIRIE 1 BR Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Business PlacesRESTAURANT & BAR 6,000 sq. ft. Located SE 441 & 15B. 200+ seating turn key operation. Plus 3bd/1ba House. Call for more information. $379,000 (561)662-2202 or (561)-662-3169 Condos/Townhouses RentFOR RENT: FURNISHED 1 & 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX OR CONDO IN KINGS BAY OR TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS. STARTING AT $700.00 A MONTH LONG OR SHORT TERM LEASE-1ST & SECURITY-MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. 863-447-0742 TAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes water. $700/mo. 1st month free. (863) 634-0663. Houses RentBASSWOOD 4br/2ba, 1 car garage, split plan, dishwasher, W & D Hookup. $1200 month. 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Houses Rent2/1 1/2 Furnished Home w/garage near hospital and schools. $750/mo. & $500 sec.No children or smoking in home. Small pet negotiable. Lawn service included. Call (863)447-2715 FOR RENT 2BR, 1BA duplex, great location in Okeechobee Estates, A/C, laundry room. $550/month. Call 863-835-2391 Okeechobee SW Section 701 SW 9th St. 4-2 CBS house, tile oors, big yard, big Fl room. $2,000 move in. (863)-634-0512 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. Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Land SaleNW 72nd Ave. Okeechobee 40 Acres vacant land. $88,000 Call Jenny Ashburn, Coldwell Banker 772-528-8127 Lots SaleVACANT LOT, JUST UNDER 1/2 ACRE, SW 5TH AVE/SW 7TH, NO CITY TAXES. CALL 863-801-9163 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 Mobile Home RentTREASURE ISLAND 2/2, with detached 1/1 suite, large yard. $700/mo. + sec. dep. 2 Weeks free! No pets. 863-634-0663. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000821CAXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES NC 2005-HE8, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES NC 2005-HE8, Plaintiff, VS. JOHN FOSSATI; NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION DAWN FOSSATI; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of June, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000821CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES NC 2005-HE8, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES NC 2005-HE8 is the Plaintiff and JOHN FOSSATI, AEGIS MORTGAGE CORP., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION DBA AMERICA LTD IT’S, NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A DISSOLVED CORPORATION, DAWN FOSSATI, AMY MARIE POWER, LANCE R. POWER, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) N/K/A DAVID SPARKS 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 26th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 90, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES UNIT IV, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1982 NOBI SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME IDENTIFIED BY VIN NUMBER; N81457. 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 adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey 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) 8074370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rile 711. Dated this 1st day of July, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law 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 421405 ON 8/22,29/2012 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-186 IN RE: ESTATE OF ELLENE J. BRANSTETTER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Ellene J. Branstetter, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication is August 22nd, 2012. Personal Representative: Robert L. Branstetter, Jr. 2631 SE 24th Boulevard Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: Benjamin H. Greenberg, Esquire Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 627542 Greenberg Elder Law Services, LLC 205 NE 5th Terrace Delray Beach, FL 33444 Tel: (561) 274-9109 424451 ON 8/22,29/2012 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012CA-000255 Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff Vs. ESTATE OF MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE, C/O DESTIE L. HAWTHORNE, DESTIE L. HAWTHORNE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE, RONALD LEE HAWTHORNE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS KNOWN HEIR OF MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE AND CHARLES E. HAWTHORNE, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant: UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND ALL PERSONS, FIRMS OR ASSOCIATIONS CLAIMING RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST FROM OR UNDER MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE, DECEASED 16615 NORTHWEST 32ND AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND ALL PERSONS, FIRMS OR ASSOCIATIONS CLAIMING RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST FROM OR UNDER CHARLES E. HAWTHORNE, DECEASED 16615 NORTHWEST 32ND AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: Part Of The SE 1/4 Of Section 30, And Part Of The SW 1/4 Of Section 29, Township 35 South, Range 35 East, More Particularly Described As Follows: From The SE Corner Of Said Section 30, Run North Along The East Line Of Said 30 A Distance Of 192.27 Feet To The North Right-Of-Way Line Of State Road S-68; Thence Run South 81 Degrees 51’41” East Along Said North Right-Of-Way Line A Distance Of 1.01 Feet; Thence Run North 0 Degrees 50’49” West A Distance Of 1950.13 Feet To The Point Of Beginning; Thence Run South 89 Degrees 09’11” West A Distance Of 330.00 Feet; Thence Run North 0 Degrees 50’49” West A Distance Of 205.00 Feet; Thence Run North 89 Degrees 09’11” East A Distance Of 330.00 Feet; Thence Run South 0 50’49” East A Distance Of 205.00 Feet To The Point Of Beginning. Also Described As The South 205.00 Feet Of Lot 3 Of An Unrecorded Plat Of Robert B. Edwards Subdivision, According To A Survey By Leon Willis, Registered Surveyor, Of The Public Records Of Okeechobee County, Florida A/K/A 16615 Northwest 32nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Udren Law Of ces, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 4651 Sheridan Street Suite 460, Hollywood, FL 33021 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in The Okeechobee News and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs alfgrdy or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. You have 30 calendar days after the rst publication of this Notice to le a written response to the attached complaint with the clerk of this court. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be led if you want the court to hear your side of the case. If you do not le your response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may thereafter be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid of ce (listed in the phone book). This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. 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 the seal of this Court this 22nd day of Aug. 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court by: BY: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk 424833 ON 8/29;9/5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011 CA 000244 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS, INC., MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2002-HE1 TRUST Plaintiff, VS. LAURA SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAURA SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 17, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011 CA 000244, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS, INC., MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2002-HE1 TRUST is Plaintiff and LAURA SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAURA SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 26th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1, THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 50.01 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY’ LINE OF S.R. #724 (100 FEET IN WIDTH); THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF -WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST. PARALLEL WITH THE AFORESAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 1089.295 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.R. #724, A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 1089.295 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH: 1) 1997 HOMES OF MERITT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME TITLE NUMBER 72663306 & AND VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER FLHMLCP39715001A 2) 1997 HOMES OF MERITT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME TITLE NUMBER 72663305 & AND VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER FLHMLCP39715001B A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 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 di as para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobd ki bezwen asistans ou apary pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen !Aye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontaktd 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 par& 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. 418667 ON 8/22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-120 In Re: Estate of WILLIAM G. EARL, a/k/a WILLIAM GEORGE EARL, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM EARL, a/k/a WILLIAM GEORGE EARL, deceased, whose date of death was August 1, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-7919, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is August 22, 2012. Personal Representative: Phillip A. Roman 11932-1 Old Plank Road 16 Okeechobee News August 29, 2012Jacksonville, FL 32220Attorney 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-119 In Re: Estate of JAMES R. MINEHAN, JR., a/k/a JAMES RICHARD MINEHAN, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES R. MINEHAN JR., a/k/a JAMES RICHARD MINEHAN, deceased, whose date of death was July 22, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-2658, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1993 CHEVY ASTRO VAN VIN #1GBDM19Z9PB204490 2008 RKTA MOTORCYCLE VIN #LJ4TDNPA68Y040768 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 424849 ON 8/29/2012ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is August 22, 2012. Personal Representative: Tom W. Conely, III Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973Attorney 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 424349 ON 8/22,29/2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08000576CA WELLS FARGO BANK, NA AS TRUSTEE FOR THE LMT 2007-4 TRUST FUND Plaintiff, VS. CECILIA CHAVEZ; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 8, 2012 and entered in Case No. 08000576CA, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. WELLS FARGO BANK, NA AS TRUSTEE FOR THE LMT 2007-4 TRUST FUND Plaintiff and CECILIA CHAVEZ; ELOY OTERO; 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; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; TENANT #3; TENANT #4 the names being ctitious to account for parties in possession; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGEIT, INC; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 26th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 4 OF OAK HAMMOCK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAA person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as or the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Cler k 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 arida. 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 apart/ pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa axis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 File No.: 10-04744 OWB 424541 ON 8/29;9/5/2012 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2012-CA-149, the style of which is: DAVID NUNEZ and ANITA NUNEZ, his wife, Plaintiffs, VS. SENSATIONS GROUP, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; BRENT K. DELANCY, individually, a/k/a BRENT K. DELANCEY, BRENT K. LANCEY, Defendants. Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Final Judgment After Default Against Defendant, Sensations Group, dated August 16, 2012 that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court o f Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 19th day of September, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described personal property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: License Details: Licensee: Sensations Group, LLC d/b/a Sensations Night Club, or its assignees. License Type: Retail Beverage Rank: 7COP License Number: BEV5700012 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE FILING OF THE COMPLAINT MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 21st day o f August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court o f Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLER K Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall John D. Cassels, Jr., Esquire Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 425039 ON 8/29 & 9/5Come see our newly designed site! orida. newszap.com

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2011-CA-160 IBERIABANK, as successor in interest to STERLING BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, V S.KEVIN C. HEMBREE and LOIS B. HEMBREE, husband and wife, H.L. BENNETT, OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE OWNERS ASSOCIATION CORP., a Florida non-pro t corporation and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led on the 8th day of March, 2012, in Civil Action No. 2011-CA-160, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in KEVIN C. HEMBREE, LOIS B. HEMBREE, H.L. BENNETT, OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE OWNERS ASSOCIAT ION CORP., and UNKNOWN TENA NTS IN POSSESSION are the Defendants, IBERIABANK, is the Plaintiff, Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court, Okeechobee County will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the 19th day of September, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972, the following described real property set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 4 of Block A, OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE, Unit 2, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 92, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Dated this 1st day of August, 2012. A NY 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 AFT ER THE SALE. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK M. Brian Cheffer, A ttorney for Plaintiff, DeBoest, Stockman, Decker, Hagan, Cheffer & Webb-Martin, PA., P.O. Box 1470, Fort Myers, Fl. 33902 239-334-1381 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, A DA 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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 423789 ON 8/22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2011-CA-000243 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, v. RUSSELL D WAYTOVICH; DEBORAH D WAYTOVICH; MORTGAGE ELECT RONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA DIT ECH.COM; BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; UNKNOWN TENA NT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; A LL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, T HROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST A S SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated 5/17/2012 entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2011-CA-000243, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC. is Plaintiff, and RUSSELL D WAYTOVICH; DEBORAH D WAYTOVICH; MORTGAGE ELECT RONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA DIT ECH.COM; BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; UNKNOWN TENA NT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; A LL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, T HROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000029 Division: 47 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Plaintiff, v. GEORGIA L. RUSINKO; JEFFREY RUSINKO; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated August 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000029, DIVISION: 47, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB is Plaintiff, and GEORGIA L. RUSINKO; JEFFREY RUSINKO; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 26th day of September, 2012 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10, AND 11, BLOCK B, OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY’S ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO ALLEYWAY 20 FEET IN WIDTH LYING ADJACENT TO SAID LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10 AND 11, IN BLOCK B, OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY’S ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 6, PUBLIC IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000296U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. BRIAN J. HOFFMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRIAN J. HOFFMAN; MICHELE L. HOFFMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELE L. HOFFMAN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED 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 11, BLOCK 6, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES SECTION 4-A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. To include a: 2004 NOBI VIN N19295A 0089967194 2004 NOBI VIN N19295B 0089967378 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 19, 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, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011CA153 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. ROSEMARY PYE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSEMARY PYE; SEMINOLE COVE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A FLORIDA NON-PROFIT CORPORATION; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEIRS IN 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; JOHN AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 3, 2012 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000153 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 ROSEMARY PYE, is Defendant. 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 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 4, SEMINOLE COVE CONDOMINIUM, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in O.R. Book 289, Page 1580, together with all amendments thereto, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 1986 Sandpiper Double Wide Mobile Home (Serial number FLFL2AF407906420) and 1986 Sandpiper Double Wide Mobile Home (Serial Number FLFL2BF407906420. Property address: 1753 SW 35th Circle, 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 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 14, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 424255ON8/22,29/2012 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2012 NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in The Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 26th day of September, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 55, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 50 AND 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 1285 SE 23RD CT, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on May 23, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Lauren Barbati, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 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. 418679 ON 8/22,29/2012 RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 375 SE 13th AVENUE, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS may hand and the seal of the court on August 17, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney For Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd. Suite 100, Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442 (954) 354-3544 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. 424555 ON 8/29;9/5/2012 Port. St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey 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 you-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si l ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Rele 711. 423712 ON 8/22,29/2012 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Work on a batter 5 Grandly appointed 9 Stand for 14 Strong-spined volume 15 Forte 16 I __ PianoŽ: Irving Berlin hit 17 61-Across Asian appetizer? 19 Class figs. 20 Bleak 21 61-Across cheer? 23 Spine movement 25 Code-cracking gp. 26 Chatspeak qualifier 27 Batters supply 29 Select, in a way 32 Then again ...Ž 33 Doglike carnivore 36 Ballet __ 37 61-Across musical? 39 Ashes, e.g. 42 Geometry basic 43 Animals gullet 46 Personally give 48 Meadow bloomer in the buttercup family 50 Hamburgers article 51 A.L. rival of N.Y. 54 Flashes 55 61-Across gag? 59 Seed coating 60 Inspire profoundly 61 Not well thought out 64 Great Lakes explorer La __ 65 Convenient abbr. 66 Pretty WomanŽ actor 67 Fishhook connector 68 Disallow 69 Highland tongue DOWN 1 Letters at Indy 2 Head-scratcher 3 Fossil indentation 4 Be haunted by, perhaps 5 Square on the table? 6 Sports MDs specialty 7 Greet warmly 8 Dwells incessantly (on) 9 Chow chow 10 Town name ending 11 They dont laugh when theyre tickled 12 Discredits 13 Hardly a headscratcher 18 Purple hue 22 Eats 23 Code user 24 Comedic actress Martha 28 1988 self-titled C&W album 30 FBI facility since 1932 31 Nice street 34 Disallow 35 Divas moment 37 Daffodils digs 38 Bell sound 39 1889 work of art deemed unsuitable for general display at the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair 40 Title savant in a 1988 Oscarwinning film 41 Dignify 43 Handle 44 Pair in a rack 45 Horror filmmaker Craven 47 Gram. case 49 Illusion 52 Gasped in delight 53 Ray in the sea 56 Select 57 Sailing stabilizer 58 Vigorous style 62 Annoying buzzer 63 Danish capital? 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18 Okeechobee News August 29, 2012 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox 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!! Everyone from Florida who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free live oak trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees for the bene t of the environment and quality-of-life. With one million members, the Arbor Day Foundation is the nation’s largest nonpro t organization dedicated to planting trees. “Those who plant live oak trees will enjoy shade and splendor for years and years to come,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “These trees will also add to the proud heritage of Florida’s 160 Tree City USA communities. For the last 36 years, Tree City USA has supported effective urban forest management across Florida, and planting these trees will enhance the state’s tree-planting tradition.” The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The 6to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees. New members of the Arbor Day Foundation will also receive The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care. To receive 10 free live oak trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Live Oaks, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE, 68410, by Sept. 29, 2012, or join online at arborday.org/ september. Join the Arbor Day Foundation receive 10 trees OCRA delays signups due to weatherDue to Tropical Storm Isaac, OCRA sign ups were delayed. OCRA will sign up for football and cheerleading during the Labor Day festivities in the park on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Just look for the OCRA booth in the park. Also, the tryouts have been moved. The following is the new schedule for tryouts: Tuesday, Sept. 4 — Pee Wee at 6 p.m., Midget at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 5 — Mitey Mites at 6 p.m., Junior Pee Wee at 7 p.m. Boys ag football has no tryouts.A coach will contact your child after the teams have been selected. If you have any questions, call 863-6340515.Soccer coaches & sponsors are needed for youth leagueThe Okeechobee Parks & Recreation Department is seeking coaches, sponsors and of cials for the Youth Soccer League beginning play in September. Sign-ups for youth ages 5-14 are under way. Anyone interested in getting involved with the program is asked to call the of ce at 863-763-6950. The of ce is also accepting extra cleats or shin guards that are in good condition to give to those without equipment. Please recycle any unused items by taking it to the Recreation Department in the Sports Complex, MondayFriday between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.First Baptist Church to host ag footballBoys and girls, K-12 are welcome sign up for First and Goal Flag Football. Registration is just $35 with signup deadline on Sept. 8. Games will be held from Sept. 22-Nov. 17. Games are sponsored by First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., Recreation Outreach Center, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave., Okeechobee. For more information, please call 863467-7625. Sports News in Brief

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee swept ve games from the Lake Placid Dragons as the Okeechobee Y outh Football League Brahmans debuted Saturday at Okeechobee High School. The ag team started the sweep with a 28-13 victory. Blane Boyer, Jahniyus Smith, Symode Williams and Emory Coleman scored touchdowns for the Brahmans. Amari Allen had two touchdown runs for Lake Placid. The ag team is (1-1) on the season. The Mighty Mites defeated Lake Placid 19-6 after a strong rst half effort. Ramone Baker scored on touchdown runs of 40 yards, six yards, and 72 yards in the rst half. Braeion Pelt ran in a conversion. Jay Quavious Thomas added several strong runs for Okeechobee which included dashes of 14 and 21 yards. Thomas had a 42-yard touchdown run called back by a penalty. Baker had a 57-yard touchdown run called back by a penalty. Anthony Allen had a 43-yard touchdown run for Lake Placid. The senior squad (1-1) was impressive as they walloped the Dragons 44-0. Lamar Williams started the scoring with a safety on defense and a rushing touchdown in the rst quarter. Okeechobee completely dominated the line of scrimmage and had several tackles in the back eld. Dwan Marshall was a force on defense for the Brahmans. Okeechobee added touchdown runs of 48 yards, a 60yard kick return for a touchdown, and two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter in the dominant performance. The junior team improved to (2-0) with a 14-0 victory over Lake Placid. The Pee Wee team (1-1) defeated Lake Placid 26-20. The Brahmans travel to Winter Haven this Saturday to tangle with the Wolverines. The next Brahman home game is Saturday, Sept. 8, against the DeSoto Bulldogs at Brahman stadium. 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 19 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2012 Okeechobee youth football teams sweep Lake Placid Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOkeechobee Youth Football debuted at their home eld Saturday and played extremely well against Lake Placid. The senior team blanked the Dragons 44-0 as players like Antawyn Fludd, Dwan Marshall and Lamar Williams, had strong games. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCoaches for the Flag team this year include Scott Boyer, Donnie Coleman and Edmundo Cruz. The ag team defeated Lake Placid in a competitive game 28-13 Saturday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKysell Richardson breaks a 17-yard run as Okeechobee walloped Lake Placid 44-0 in the senior division game Saturday.

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