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Publication Date: 09-21-2012
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Friday, September 21, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 114 15.22 feetLast Year: 10.93 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. H u c k a b e e Huckabee s p e a k s a t speaks at f u n d r a i s e r fundraiser ... Page 3 Soda chugging, hotdog eating winners honored ... Page 11 Teen charged with eeing detective ... Page 8 OHS Brahmans face Sebastian River Sharks ... Page 15 Okeechobee News/ Tamara Gilliland‘ARrrr!’ night promotes readingSouth Elementary School celebrated National Talk Like a Pirate Day while kicking off the Accelerated Reading (AR) program on Sept. 19. Left to right are Marilyn Lundy, Mike Radebaugh and Richardean Singleton. For more, see page 5. Deputy arrests mother, who was reportedly passed out in motel room; children placed in foster careBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman was arrested on a felony child neglect charge after her two children were seen at the pool of a local motel while she was allegedly passed out in her room at the inn. Megan Nichole Potter, 23, was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail where she is being held on $2,500 bond. Deputy Brian Cross, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated in his arrest report that he was sent to the motel on U.S. 441 Southfor a welfare check because the two small children were seen by the pool. The children, added his report, are 4 and nearly 2 years of age. The deputy said he spoke with two witnesses who reportedly told him that Potter was at the pool with her children then, at some point, returned to her room in the same motel. She allegedly left the children at the pool. According to Deputy Cross, he and a Department of Children and Families case worker went to Potter’s room where the y Kids ages 2 and 4 left alone at motel pool See POOL — Page 5 Megan N. Potter Special to the Okeechobee News Fifteen-year-old Sierra Coward of Okeechobee is one of 12 contestants who will compete in the upcoming Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant. The annual pageant will take place in Kissimmee, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28–29. The Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant is open to young ladies from the state of Florida who wish to promote the great sport of rodeo. Queens attend rodeos, parades, community events and speak to schools educating others about the sport of rodeo. Winners are chosen from four age groups: Miss Rodeo Florida, ages 19 -25; Miss Teen Rodeo Florida, ages 15 -18; Miss Rodeo Florida Princess, ages 11 -14; and, Miss Rodeo Florida Sweetheart, ages 7-10. All contestants compete in the areas of speech, modeling, personal interview and impromptu questions. Miss Rodeo Florida and Miss Teen Local girl to compete in the Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant Special to the Okeechobee NewsSierra Coward See RODEO — Page 5

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Today: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 84F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.Extended ForecastSaturday : Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 82F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Saturday Night : Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. On Tuesday, Sept. 4, UBS Financial Serv ices and C.A.S.T.L.E. hosted the 9th Main Street Mixer of the year at the Chamber of Commerce of ce. Greg Thogersen of UBS Financial Services introduced Rossana Gonzalez of C.A.S.T.L.E. and together they welcomed over 50 guests and members of Okeechobee Main Street. Guests w ere treated to an exquisite buffet of hors d'oeuvres including Mini Beef Wellingtons, bacon-wrapped scallops, and cream tarts catered by Charlie Hukreide while having an opportunity to connect with fellow business owners and community supporters. Rossana introduced her staff and shared her excitement that C.A.S.T.L.E. would now have a presence in their new of ce in Okeechobee at 1835 Highway 441 S.E. They currently serve over 300 families in our county, teaching safe parenting and safeguarding children against abuse. C.A.S.T.L.E. sponsors the annual ags in the park, representing children who have died from abuse. They are anxiously awaiting their Grand Opening on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 5-7 p.m. which is open to the public! Main Street President Maureen Burroughs expressed appreciation to UBS Financial Services, C.A.S.T.L.E. and the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County for collaborating on this mixer. Promotions Director Frank DeCarlo reported on the success of the Labor Day Celebration and thanked all volunteers who provided their support, followed by Art and Culture Director Bridgette Waldau who shared our newest mural project at the CarQuest building. Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw updated the visitors on the upcoming Halloween Festival and encouraged all to attend! Several door prizes were provided by member businesses and guests were anxious to hear if their name would be called. All members are encouraged to bring a friend to the October mixer on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Buxton Funeral Home on Highway 441 North. The mixer will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the public is invited. Come relax for a couple of hours after work and enjoy some great conversation! 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). 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 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! PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline • Advantage • Tri-Force Advantix • Fly Relief • Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt • Saber & Many More 2 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012 UBS Financial Services joins C.A.S.T.L.E. for Main Street Mixer Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSMembers of all four organizations, Okeechobee Main Street, C.A.S.T.L.E., UBS Financial Services and the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County came together for networking and community support at the September Okeechobee Main Street Mixer. Lori Mixon won one of several door prizes provided by members of Okeechobee Main Street.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., Sept. 21ST Thurs., Sept. 27THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “LAWLESS”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “MADEA WITNESS PROTECTION”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R III: “TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG-13 3 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Former Arkansas governor, author, political commentator and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was in town Tuesday night, Sept. 18. He expounded upon his prolife beliefs before a large crowd of sympathetic listeners at a fund raiser for the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee. The event was held in the ROC at First Baptist Church. In his remarks the governor referred to his relationship to his host, Rev. Randy Huckabee, pastor of First Baptist Church. Although the governor said Rev. Huckabee doesn’t want to claim it, he said the two Huckabees are “ancestrally related.” He said that Huckabee means “people of the hill.” The governor said his family was thrown out of Ireland adding, “You really have to be a scoundrel to be thrown out of Ireland.” He said his ancestors came to George which, in colonial times, was populated largely by convicts. He said some branches of his family stayed near the eastern seaboard. Rev. Huckabee is from South Carolina. The governor said his branch of the family moved further west. “I’ve been pro-life since I have been a teenager,“ the governor asserted. “I got into politics because I am pro-life.” “We have a culture where some people are disposable,” he said. “All of us have value and intrinsic worth.” “I am convinced if we don’t study history, we won’t know who we are and where we have been. A country that doesn’t understand its history is lost and disoriented.” Gov. Huckabee spoke of the revolutionary idea held by the signers of the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal and are endowed by God with inalienable rights including “life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” In a time of nobility and servitude, he called their action, “a bold declaration of something never believed before.” The governor did admit that it took a while for those rights to be extended to people of color and women. “God gave us those rights,” he said. “If we delegate the power to take life, we have usurped the power of the Creator.” “We have allowed this country to become the most liberal country on earth when it comes to taking life,” he asserted. He went on to say that only in the U.S. and in China, a communist country, is it legal to take a child’s life. Why isn’t God blessing America?” the governor asked and replied by saying, “The blood of 100,000 babies are on this hands of this country. “Every life is precious.” He said our society believes it is legal and acceptable to take an unborn child’s life if the child creates a nancial hardship or an embarrassment to the family. “We can’t continue this culture of self-centeredness,” the governor said. He said it was an absolute scienti c fact that life begins at conception. “Science shows this is a human life.” While agreeing that women have a right to do as they wish with their own bodies, the governor added, concerning a woman’s unborn child, “This is not her body. It is a separate, distinct life.” He said the idea of killing unwanted babies could extend to elderly adults who become a burden on their children. While conceding there may be unplanned pregnancies, the governor added, “There is no such thing as an unwanted child.” “I will not support any candidate who does not believe every life has value,” vowed the governor. He referred to the 144 babies saved this past year by the Pregnancy Crisis Center and asked, “Next year how many will it be? It’s up to you.” “Nobody is worth nothing. Everybody is worth something.” “We can do better,” Rev. Huckabee said in an appeal for funds after the speech. “Hitler and Stalin could not have imagined this kind of genocide,” Rev. Games Garner of More 2 Life said of the abortion rate in this country. Gov. Huckabee’s speech and the pastors’ appeals were evidently successful. That evening $79,128 was either donated or pledged to the Pregnancy Crisis Center. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Former governor of Arkansas speaks at fundraiser Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaMike Huckabee expounded upon his pro-life beliefs before a large crowd of sympathetic listeners at a fundraiser for the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaFormer Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee meets with some of the people who came to hear him speak at a fundraiser on Tuesday, Sept. 18, for the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee. The fundraiser took place at First Baptist Church. Chamber of Commerce offers Victim Awareness classThe Chamber of Commerce will host a “Refuse to be a Victim” crime prevention seminar on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the chamber building. Cost of the class is $35 which includes the workbook and the instruction on carjacking prevention, self-defense training options and other helpful hints for personal security. To sign up access the chamber web site at www.okeechobeebusiness. com. Click on the event calendar, search for Oct. 20, then click on register on-line. Call Mariah at 863-467-6246.

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Okee-Tantie and the Ag Center The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo A rena was and is managed by the Okeechob ee Cattlemen’s Association. After the count y built the Agri-civic center, they offered the c attlemen a deal to move their rodeo to the A gri-civic center. I understand that some of t he cattlemen wanted to keep it at the old arena, but there was some hurricane damage and I believe one side of the stands is no longer considered safe for a crowd, so t hey had to consider the costs of replacing part of the stands if they wanted to keep it at the old arena. The Agri-Civic center was not built with the cattlemen’s rodeo in mind, as evidenced by the fact that when built it only had 2,500 seats and the old cattlemen’s arena used to have sell out crowds for 5,000 s eats. I realize that in recent years attendance at the rodeo has dropped way off, due to economic factors. It might also have dropped off due to the fact that people just don’t like the Agri-Civic Center arena. The rodeo was more fun at the old arena.  I hate to see the Okee-Tantie campground close. The people who camped there s pent money in the restaurants and stores in Okeechobee. Now they will go somewhere else. Surely the county could have come up w ith a better management plan than closing t he campground.  I have a suggestion for the county regarding Okee-Tantie. Contract with a grant w riter on a percentage basis. If they are succ essful in obtaining grants they get a percentage of the amount they bring in for researching, obtaining and managing the grants. T his would not cost the county anything and c ould help. Find some grant money to make t he necessary improvements. If they don’t nd any grants, the county doesn’t have to pay them.  If the county is going to close facilities b ecause they lose money, how can they keep the Agri-Civic Center open? Why not s ell that? That place is a money pit.Lake releases The lake is up to 15 feet, which is wonderful. And right away they want to release water. I am not so sure this is a good idea considering the weather patterns in recent years. I know it is bad for the lake to let it get too high and leave it high for too long. It needs highs and lows. I wish they would put a reservoir south of the lake and store water there for the Everglades rather than sending it out to tide and/or put a reservoir in Hendry County or Lee County to store water to release into the Caloosahatchee during the dry season. Storing too much water in Lake Okeechobee is not a good idea, as it was not built as a reservoir and the dike could breach and also because keeping it too high destroys the spawning grounds for sheries. But they should have somewhere to store that water. The SFWMD keeps buying land and saying it is for water storage. How about they store some water?  Here we go again letting water out of the lake. The people in Lee County are going to be complaining that now we are letting too much freshwater into their estuaries. But more importantly, I don’t think it is such a bright idea to dump that water. The last few years we have had some serious droughts.Yard sale I donate any items I no longer want or need to the local thrift shops which help people in need. If I held a yard sale and gave the money to a political party, that would be taking money away from these good causes. I am not going to do that for either party. I think anyone who suggests people have a yard sale and give them the money is out of touch with the average American, just as anyone who suggests that brides ask for donations to a cause instead of a toaster or china is out of touch with the average bride. Shrine Club is ready for a great seasonWhen you support the Okeechobee Shrine Club, you are helping to provide care for our children so they can lead fuller, more productive lives. Here’s how you can lend a hand. We are back and open for the best value meal anywhere, every Tuesday night and it’s all for a great cause! Yes, the Okeechobee Shrine Club’s Spaghetti Dinner will be in high gear starting Tuesday, Sept. 25. Dinner is served from 4 until 7 p.m. with music for dancing and listening from 5 until 8 p.m. with Carl Cable at the controls. Every Tuesday evening for the remainder of this year, with the exception of Christmas Day, our kitchen volunteers will be serving the dinner that includes spaghetti, salad, bread and drink. Despite rising costs, you can still enjoy a delicious meal for only a $6 donation. Desserts are available as well on the side. Giving every child a chance at childhood, the Shriners Hospital for Children changes lives and changes the world. Our hospitals drive breakthrough research in areas lik e burns, spinal cord injuries, orthopedics and prosthetics, regardless of the family’s abilit y to pay. Our local club is also collecting the pull tabs that you save from your aluminum cans. Bring yours to the club where we convert them to gas money for the free transportation van of local patients to the Shrin e Hospital. For more information on the activities o f the Okeechobee Shrine Club, please contac t Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863763-3378. Mac Simpson President, Okeechobee Shrine Club September 21, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! The March of Dimes says pregnant women should make sure they get the u vaccine to protect themselves and their babies. The normal changes from pregnancy put pregnant women at increased risk of the harmful effects of u infection. “Based on expert medical opinion, we urge all pregnant women, and women who expect to become pregnant, to get their in uenza immunization because the u poses a serious risk of illness and death during pregnancy,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. “The u vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective. As an added bonus, during pregnancy, mothers pass on their immunity, protecting babies until they are old enough to receive their own vaccinations.” The March of Dimes was one of 10 leading national health organizations to co-sign a letter urging health care providers to recommend the u vaccine to pregnant women and those who expect to become pregnant. Pregnancy increases the risk of complications of u, such as bacterial pneumonia and dehydration, which can be serious and even fatal. Pregnancy can also change a woman’s immune system, as well as affect her heart and lungs. Pregnant women are more likely to be hospitalized from complications of the u than non-pregnant women of the same age. Getting vaccinated is the best way pregnant women can protect themselves and their babies from the u. Although pregnant women make up onl y one percent of the U.S. population, they accounted for ve percent of the H1N1 deaths in 2009, according to research published in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. In addition to getting immunized against the u, pregnant women can also protect themselves from the virus by following health y practices such as washing their hands, using hand sanitizer, limiting exposure to children, avoiding people who are sick, touching their eyes, nose and mouth, and covering their nose and mouth with a tissue when the y cough or sneeze. Also, those who live with pregnant women or young children, or are in close contact with them, should be immunized. Pregnant women who develop u-like symptoms should quickly contact their health care provider so that they can begin treatment immediately. The March of Dimes is the leading nonpro t organization for pregnancy and bab y health. The March of Dimes has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening, and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. Anyone needing more information about pregnanc y issues should visit www.marchofdimes.com. Anyone interested in being a part of the March of Dimes’ major fundraiser, March for Babies, should call Laura McCall at 863-763-3131 or Cindy Hernandez at 772-562-0115. Pregnant women need u vaccine Real Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale extends sale daysUntil further notice, Real Life Children’s Ranch Yard Sale will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out for great bargains.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING Buckhead Ridge Mosquito Control District Fiscal Year 2012-2013The Buckhead Ridge Mosquito Control District has tentatively adopted a budget for the scal year ending September 30, 2013. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: September 25, 2012 6:00 pm at 30052 Hwy 78 West BUDGET SUMMARYBuckhead Ridge Mosquito Control District Fiscal Year 2012-2013The tentative, adopted, and/or “nal budgets are on “le in the of“ce of the above referenced taxing authority as a public record.Millage 1.000 General Fund Revenues Revenue balance forward for last year136,538 $ Ad Valorem Taxes61,835 State 9,198 Total Revenues207,571 $ Expenditures Personal Services50,000 $ Capital Outlay40,571 Chemicals40,000 Operating Expense24,000 Contingenc y (Current Year)20,000 Insurance8,000 Repairs and Maintenance4,000 Personal Service Benefits3,500 Other Charges3,000 Gasoline/Oil/Lube3,000 Communication Services2,500 Travel and Per Diem2,000 Office Supplies2,000 Training1,000 Protective Clothing1,000 Miscellaneous Supplies1,000 Tools and Implements1,000 Publication and Dues500 Utility Service500 ReservesTotal Expenditures207,571 $ 5 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012 Rodeo Florida also compete in horsemanship and rodeo knowledge. Sierra, the current Miss Teen Rodeo Okeechobee, will compete for the title of Miss Teen Rodeo Florida. The rst evening of competition begins with a Western Elegance Fashion Show, Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. at the KVLS Pavilion, 1911 Kissimmee Valley Lane, located at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee. The pageant concludes on Saturday, Sept. 29, with a 1:30 p.m. Luncheon at the Kissimmee Sports Arena, 958 S. Hoagland Blvd. Kissimmee. For tickets or more information on the pageant, contact Judy Herstich 407-3964646 or available at the door. The Miss Rodeo Florida Association is a 501 c 3 non-pro t organization dedicated to helping young ladies build con dence and achieve dreams while promoting the sport of rodeo. For additional information visit www.MissRodeoFlorida.com. RODEOContinued From Page 1 found her apparently passed out on the bed. The deputy woke the woman and when he asked her where her children were, Potter reportedly told him that "... they run in an out of the room and (she) wasn't sure where they were." When Potter stood up, Deputy Cross stated she had no balance and was swaying back and forth. The deputy's report went on to indicate that the two children will be put into foster care. POOLContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Tamara GillilandMakayla Bri l (left) and Sabrina Wilson review the questions on an Accelerated Reader Test at South Elementary School's ARrrr!' night. By Tamara GillilandOkeechobee News South Elementary kicked off Accelerated Reader (AR) program W ednesday, Sept. 19, by giving up the 100book challenge and starting anew with the completely revamped A R program. After a short meeting to explain the program, the children and parents went to the media center to choose a book to read and then take the AR test for that book. The activity helped the students and parents gain a better understanding of the program. The staff at South Elementary came up with the idea of turning AR night into ARrrr! Night because Sept. 19 is "National Talk Like A Pirate Day." South Elementary School celebrates ‘ARrrr’ night Okeechobee News/ Tamara GillilandHannah Ellsworth (left) and Charlene Keefer read a book from the Accelerated Reader list.

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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.Christeen B. Potter, 86OKEECHOBEE — Christeen B. Potter, under the home care of Hospice of Okeechobee, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Christeen was born in Indiana and moved to Okeechobee after retiring as a laboratory research technician with Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company. Her favorite pastime was playing bingo with friends. Christeen was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Potter. She is survived by friend and caregiver, Penn y Colt. There are no services planned at this time. If friends wish, donations may be made in Christeen’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton o f Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012 Cypress Hut Eagles to host steak dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will serve 16 oz. rib eye steak, sh, or shrimp dinner on Friday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Music will be by the Cracker Boys. The event is open to the public. For more information, please call 863467-1154.Habitat Restore holds 50 percent off saleHabitat Restore (at the Trading Post Flea Market) is have a 50 percent off Sale on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Junior rodeo planned in OkeechobeeThe Florida Junior Rodeo Association w ill hold a rodeo on Sept. 22 and 23, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. This association is for kids ages 5-14. There will be Barrel Racing, Bareback Bronc Riding, Chute Dogging, Steer Riding, Tie Down Calf Roping, Breakaway, Goat Tying, Pole Bending and Cutting. For more information, see the web site at www.afjra.com or contact Kay Hickson at 561-996-2298.Knock Out Spice lecture rescheduledAttention, public servants, parents, students, community members, civic organizations, grandparents, business owners and community leaders: Do you know w hat SPICE is? The kids do. On Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall you can learn how to protect our children and community from these dangerous drugs. Learn what synthetic drugs are and about unknown dangers and consequences.Shriners kick off season w ith Spaghetti DinnerCome and enjoy the rst of the season Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4 until 7 p.m. and music for listening and dancing from 5 until 8 p.m. For just $6, y ou get a complete spaghetti dinner with salad, bread and drink. Our local club is also collecting the pull tabs that you save from y our aluminum cans. Bring yours to the club w here we convert them to gas money for the free transportation van of local patients to the Shrine Hospital. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, please contact Kip Gardner at 863-3570427, Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378. All proceeds bene t Shriners Childrens Charities.Cypress Hut Eagles to host dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will be serving beef burgundy noodle dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call 863-467-1154. September CCC meeting plannedThe Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce.Book fans invited to lunchThe community is invited to join the Bible at Lunch Time bunch in a one time discussion of Ann Rice’s newest two novels, “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt” and “Christ the Lord: The Road to Cannan.” Her imaginary images of what the life of Christ might have been based on biblical and secular research is bound to invoke lively discussion. This will be held at the First United Methodist Church 200 N.W. 2nd Street (behind Bank of America) on Wednesday, Sept. 26 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Drinks and dessert will be served. No reservations needed. For further information, contact Nancy Vaughan, 863-763-4021.County Fair Board to meetThe Okeechobee County Fair Board will have there monthly meeting on Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. held at the Chamber building.BHR homeowners to meetThe Buckhead Ridge Homeowners’ Associtation will meet Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Community Center on State Road 78, behind the re station. Pot luck dinner will begin at 6:30 pm and the meeting will follow. Fried chicken, tea and coffee will be provided. Bring a favorite dish to share and join in meeting your neighbors. Share your concerns about what is going on. For any questions call 863-467-0674.Feathers & Furs 4-H holds Rabbit & Poultry ClinicOn Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Feathers & Furs 4-H Club will host a Rabbit and Poultry Care Clinic, with a drawing for a rabbit with a $1 donation to the club. The clinic will be held at Jones Supply & Feed, at 801 S.W. Park St. (south of Advance Auto Parts). Other 4-H Clubs are welcome to set up with us. Contact: Cathy Arthur, 863-763-1512.Putt for a Cure tournament plannedThe Relay for Life Honey Do’er’s Team and Dream Team will host a best ball golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. All proceeds bene t the American Cancer Society. Fee for 4-man team: $200, Hole Sponsorship: $100. The team will have 50/50 and rafe tickets. If you have any questions about participants, sponsorship, or donation of a raf e item please call Lawrence Fipps 863801-0901 or Missy Fipps at 863-634-8674. BHR Moose Lodge to host Senior OlympicsBuckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417 will host “Senior” Olympics, on Saturday, Sept. 29 starting at 2 p.m. Featured events include Cane Toss, Wheelchair Drag Races, Walker Races, Bedpan Pong, and Diaper Corn Hole. Prizes will be awarded. Come out and join the fun. All proceeds go to Moose Charities.Junior Golf Championship date setWaldau’s Junior Golf announces the Sixth Annual Okeechobee County Junior Golf Championship on Saturday, Sept. 29 Hosted by the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, this tournament is open to local Boys and Girls ages 10-17 (18, if still in high school). This event is FREE. Space is limited to the rst 36 who sign up. Tournament begins at 7:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The rst nine holes is qualifying round. All players will then be ighted and then Championship round of 9 holes will follow. Tournament also includes a putting contest and award luncheon. Call Terry at 863-7636228 to sign up. Please sign up by Sept. 27. There is a need for sponsors or prizes, so please call Bridgette Waldau at 863-4677300 if you would like to help towards this free event for the juniors. For more information you can contact Bridgette or Terry at the country club.Healthy Start Coalition announces meetingThe board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at their of ce located at 1132 S. Parrott Avenue in the White House Plaza. For more information about the Coalition please contact Executive Director, Kay Begin at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877.Farm Bureau to hold annual membership meetingOkeechobee County Farm Bureau Annual Membership Meeting is being held Thursday, Oct. 4 from 68 p.m. at the Civic Center on Hwy 98N. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish of salad, vegetable or dessert. Steaks, drinks and rolls are being provided by the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau. Please RSVP by Sept. 28 to the Farm Bureau Of ce by calling 863-763-3101.‘Fun day’ to help injured teenA fundraiser Fun Day is planned for Glades County teenager Kaleb “Fred” Langdale on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Chalo Nitka Grounds in Moore Haven and will include lots of fun activities, food and contests Entertainment will include the music of Chris MacArthur. The Gator Boys alligator show will be noon and the Gator Boys will also participate in a “meet and greet.” A web site at www.gofundme.com has been set up for donations. The goal is to raise $100,000. A link to the site and other news about Fred Langdale can be found on the Glades County Democrat page on facebook.com. Minimal Regatta sets sail in OctoberGrab your boats, paddles, and all the creativity you can muster. The Kiwanis Club’s Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta homemade boat race is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 6 starting at 9 a.m. Come out for bounce houses,obstacle course, great food, and wild boat races. Admission is FREE. There are still a few racer spots open, but you will need to hurry. Call J.D. Mixon at 863-6341778 or visit www.MinimalRegatta.com for more information.” Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL EPISCOPALYou are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST Wednesday Night Service 7 pm Tuesday: 7 till 8pm (You are invited) Prayer Service Special prayers for special needs drop off to us or email them to pastor@okeechobeecog.com 301 NE 4th Ave. • (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SE 70EChildren and Youth classes are Available Sunday Morning and Wednesdays Where the SON is always shining! OPEN 6-4 M-F ServingCall your order in, free delivery or pickup at window. 763-4127 or Dine in with free Wi-Fi. Go to Okeechobeecog.com and click SonRise Cafe for menuWOW! There is nothing like it in town! at Okeechobee Church of God301 NE 4th Ave., Okeechobee 2 blocks behind the McDonalds on SE 70E Sunday Services8:30 & 10:45 YOUR CHURCH To Advertise YOUR Church! Call 863-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.com CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at www.okeecoos.com200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 3666 E. Hwy 70 • Okeechobee (0ld Elks Lodge)“Celebrating 25 years of Pastoral Leadership”Sunday School 9 am Worship: Sun. 10 am • Tues. & Thurs. 7:30 pm Prayer Service: Tues. & Thurs. 6:30 7:30 pm Nursery Available at All Services Of ce Hours CLOSED Mondays Tuesday Friday 9 am to 5 pm (863) 357-2264 Bishop Robert J. Banks, Jr., Pastor “Your Place of Destiny” Jeremiah 29:11 MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY City Citizen Boards and Committees The City of Okeechobee recognizes the importance of volunteerism in ef cient and progressive municipal government. The City Council appoints City residents to serve as volunteers on various boards, committees and councils. Now is your opportunity to be involved in your community and local government. New applicants are welcome to apply. Current members can request reappointment. Planning Board/Board of Adjustment/Design Review Board Vacancies are available. City and County residents may apply. The meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Okeechobee Utility Authority Board Vacancies are available. Positions must be lled only by City residents. The meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the OUA Of ce, Board Meeting Room. Prospective Board members should have an interest or experience in the area of service desired and the necessary expertise to accomplish the goals and objectives of that Board. Applications for appointment as well as Board and Committee descriptions, eligibility requirements and other information, may be obtained from and submitted to the Of ce of the City Clerk at 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 863-763-3372 x 215 or downloaded from the Clerks Of ce page of the City web site www.cityofokeechobee.com. Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk PUBLISH: 9-21-2012 Okeechobee News 8 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee teen was taken to a juv enile detention facility following his arrest for reportedly trying to ee from a sheriff's of ce detective to apparently avoid a speeding ticket. Cornelius M. Merriweather Jr., 16, N.W. 11th St., was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 19, on a felony charge of eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer and a misdemeanor charge of no driver's license. He w as booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Facility in Fort Pierce. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated that a gold sports utility vehicle was initially clocked at a speed of 55 mph in a 35 mph zone in the Basswood Estates area. It was later learned that Merriweather was driving the vehicle. According to the detective's arrest report Merriweather is currently on probation for multiple felony arrests. When the detective tried to stop the vehicle at the intersection of N.W. 36th St. and U.S. 441 N., the driver turned south onto U.S. 441 then increased his speed to 75 mph in a 45 mph zone. Merriweather ignored the emergency lights and siren on the vehicle behind him, continued the report. As is the policy of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the detective called off his pursuit and turned off the siren on his vehicle as well as the emergency lights. The detective slowed but continued to follow the SUV from a distance. After seeing the SUV turn east into the Utah Apartments on N.E. 11th St., the detective reportedly saw Merriweather get out of the vehicle and run toward the apartments. Along with OCSO Deputy Sergeant Paul Ferrell, the detective found a family member of the teen's who lives in the apartment complex. The detective received permission to enter that apartment and found Merriweather in an upstairs bedroom. Besides being arrested, Merriweather was also issued traf c citations for no driver's license and speeding. Teen charged with eeing from detective Cornelius M. Merriweather By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News On Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 1:44 p.m. Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue responded to a report of a shed re at 3122 S.E. 28th St. Upon arrival re ghters observed light smoke and ames coming from a shed. They forced the single and double doors open to nd a lawn mower and part of the shed on re. The re was quickly extinguished using a minimal amount of water and electricity to the shed was turned off. The property owner stated that he mowed the grass and put the mower in the shed about 1 p.m. The state re marshall was contacted. Estimated property damage was $1,000 and estimated damage to contents was $1,500. At 23 minutes after midnight on Sept. 14, re/rescue responded to a vehicle re at 3431 S.E. 38th Ave. Upon arrival re ghters found that approximately 75 percent of the vehicle was on re and some surrounding debris was also on re. The re was extinguished without dif culty. The state re marshall was contacted. Estimated damage to property was $1,000 and to contents, $100. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. County responds to shed and vehicle res

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CAC014022 Offers expire 11/30/2012. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. 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 9 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OREARetired educators host book driveThe Okeechobee Retired Educators Association recently completed a book drive for local public school libraries. Members volunteered to purchase books to donate to all of the county schools and ended up donating over 50 books for students to enjoy. OREA members who participated in the “Hooked on Books” drive included: (back row): Ann Alexander, Kay Bartlett, Leisa Snyder, Pam Trent, June Shockley, Verna VanDeman, Magi Cable and Doris Entry. In the front row are: Regina Hamrick, Gay Carlton, Phoebe Raulerson and Judith Mix. Not pictured: Mary Ann Murray and Marion Davis. Applebee’s to host Biker NightApplebees Restaurant on S.R. 70 East and Jungle Productions will host Bike Night twice a month on the second and last Tuesday of each month starting on Sept. 25, from 6-11 p.m. All bikers and general public is welcome. This event is a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere for all ages. If more information is needed, please contact Sam at 863-634-8980. The Indian River State College Corporate and Community Training Institute is hosting the 2012 Minorities and Women in Business Summit Friday, Oct. 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship just off 35th Street on the Indian River State College Main Campus located at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. The Minorities and Women in Business Summit is a day-long conference for Treasure Coast minorities and women in the business community that will provide tools and motivation on subjects like consulting grant writing, HR compliance and more. The summit will provide informative sessions on topics related to doing business and becoming an entrepreneur. Speakers at the summit will focus on organizational leadership, featuring awardwinning author and host of the Dr. Empowerment radio show Larthenia Howard who will share her secrets for professional development designed to enrich personal and professional growth with summit attendees. Tickets are $99 per person during early registration through October 5 and $119 for registration after Oct. 5. The price includes breakfast, a working luncheon, and networking opportunities for local business women and minorities. Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and Florida Community Bank have partnered with the CCTI to sponsor the 2012 Minorities and Women in Business Summit. For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2012 Minority and Business Women’s Summit, call the CCTI toll-free at 1-888-283-1177 or visit www. irscbiz.com. IRSC to host business summit Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSGrand openingOn Saturday, Sept. 15, Okeechobee of cially welcomed Papa John’s Pizza into their new home at 414A N.E. Park Street. Okeechobee Main Street, together with the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County celebrated the new business which is located in the heart of our city. Chamber Director Terry Burroughs greeted guests and local dignitaries and Main Street Director Cindy Birdashaw introduced owners Sumit and Mital Patel, general manager Dino Patel and P.R. director Monica Patel. Owners Sumit and Mital Patel expressed their appreciation to the citizens of Okeechobee for their support and promised excellence in this new venture. Guests enjoyed a variety of delicious free pizzas, chicken wings and drinks. The Chobee Steelers under the direction of Shirlean Graham added to the excitement, as did a remote by our own Billy Dean from WOKC Radio. Miss Okeechobee County Fair, Taylor Fulford made a special appearance, then assisted the restaurant in making pizza! Mayor James Kirk was on site to formally cut the ribbon as everyone cheered and expressed good wishes to the new owners. Papa Johns is currently open for business seven days a week from 11 a.m. to midnight and takes orders by phone or on-line at www.papajohns.com. Papa Johns is take-out or delivery only! To place an order or for further information, contact the store at 863-467-PAPA.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012 Okeechobee Main Street is proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Labor Day Competitions! The “Top Dog” Hot Dog eating contest, sponsored by MidFlorida Credit Union included ve participants with a plate of 10 hot dogs with bun. The winner was the individual who either ate all of the hot dogs within ve minutes or the person who could eat the most during that same time period. Within ve minutes of the start of the competition, Tony Chambers was named “Top Dog.” He received a $100 savings bond from MidFlorida. Second place prizes were provided by Golden Corral and Okeechobee Main Street. The “Soda Chug” Competition was sponsored by MidFlorida and Coca-Cola. The lucky winner of the Soda Chug won a special edition Dasani Bike, provided by Coca-Cola representative Kim Pierre. Seven competitors started the competition with six cans of Coke and ve minutes to nish them. One competitor stood out above the rest, nished his soda and took home the grand prize. Congratulations Randy Hotchkiss! Second place prizes were provided by Coca-Cola. The second annual Labor Day Cornhole Competition was again sponsored by Lunker’s Sports Grill. Six teams entered the erce competition over two days to determine the “Cornhole Champion.” Prizes for rst, second and third place were provided by Garrard’s Bait and Tackle, Golden Corral, Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, the Okeechobee K.O.A., Hungry Howies, the Lodge at the Lake and Lunker’s Sports Grill. Seacoast National Bank provided water for the participants and trophies were given by Okeechobee Main Street. First PlaceTeam ReebokTim Higgins and Freddy Love; Second PlaceDown DirtyMark Schwier and Roy; Third PlaceBrent and Hunter. Main Street salutes winners of Labor Day competitions Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESFamily Reading NightNorth Elementary hosted its rst Family Read Night of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Students and parents came together to share the love of reading. In the photo on the left, Jay McCoy and Alex Armstrong share books at Family Read Night. On the right, Morgan Hord reads with Brody Gearns-Medrano. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSThis Special Edition Dasani Bike provided by Coca-Cola was the top prize in the soda chugging contest at the Labor Day festival. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSOn the left is "Top Dog" hot dog eating contest champ Tony Chambers. At the right is "Soda Chug" champion Randy Hotchkiss at the Okeechobee Labor Day Festival held in Flagler Park. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSThe Second Annual Labor Day Cornhole Competition champs were Team Reebok -Tim Higgins and Freddy Love who are standing with Red Altman (far left), co-owner of Lunker's Sports Grill.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HEALTH RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com FAMILY MEDICINE New and Improved! Come check it out for yourself! orida.newszap.com Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.1395 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including MedicaidBy Jessica TestimonialSummer was fast approaching and so was a size 15. I live in sunny South Florida where shorts and tank tops are most womens daily attire. I couldnt bear the thought of another summer in jeans. I walked into Physicians Weight Loss Centers and headed to the exam and consultation room with the diet counselor. In less than “ve minutes, I was convinced that this was the lifestyle change I needed. I didnt need another diet, I needed to change the way I ate forever. I have been on other diets, but this was different. Jessica lost 53 pounds with PWLC! Submitted Photo/ Physicians Weight Loss Centers Jessica, before and afterThe program was straightforward and easy to stick to. Seventeen weeks after my initial visit to PWLC, I walked out 53 pounds lighter and 57 inches smaller. I went from a size 12/14 to a 2/4, from 165 pounds to 112 pounds. Through PWLC I learned to eat to live, not live to eat. I wake up every morning thinking of my next adventure, not my next meal. Its now summer and my daily attire consists of shorts and a tank top just what I always wanted! When people ask me about my weight loss, I tell them I went to Physicians Weight Loss Centers and it changed my life. They didnt provide me with a 16 week diet. They gave me the tools to change the way I eat forever. 12 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012

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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 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideThe area’s premiere medical and health information resource(863) 763-3134okeeadsales@newszap.com To feature your business in this informative section, contact a sales representative today 13 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe South Florida Water Management District has tentatively adopted a budget for FY2012-2013. This notice is applicable to Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osc eola, Palm Beach, Polk and St. Lucie Counties A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 5:15 p.m. at the South Florida Water Management District Headquarters Building, B-1 Auditorium 3301 Gun Club Road West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 TOTAL SPECIALTOTAL CAPITALINTERNALTRUST &TOTAL GENERALREVENUEPROJECTSSERVICEAGENCYTENTATIVE FUNDFUNDSFUNDSFUNDSFUNDBUDGET PROJECTED REVENUE Millages per $1,000 Ad ValoremDistri ct0.1757$111,867,521$111,867,521 Ad ValoremOkeechobee Ba sin0.1919111,483,428111,483,428 Ad ValoremBig Cypress Basin0.16339,152,0169,152,016 Ad Valorem Everglades Re storation0.061335,611,95535,611,955 Agricultural Privilege Taxes11,352,04011,352,040 Intergovernmental97,264 17,344,76760,938, 69578,380,726 Licenses, Permits & F ees2,506,310389,1032,895,413 Investment Income1,430,000 1,625,3001,796,000 103,0004,954,300 Miscellaneous373, 5002,819,1183,192,618 Health Insurance 23,988,40823,988,408 Self Insurance 1,724,4131,724,413 TOTAL REVENUES116,274,595189,777,727 62,734,69525,712,821 103,000394,602,838 Fund Balance: Designated41,850, 19988,252,11434,823,687 7,750,000172,676,000 TOTAL REVENUES AND BALANCES158,124, 794278,029,84197,558,38233, 462,821103,000567,278,838 Operating Transfers (Net)-29, 202,575-34,533,15663, 838,731-103,0000 TOTAL REVENUES, BALANCES AND TRANSF ERS128,922,219243,496,685161, 397,11333,462,8210567,278,838 Encumbrances Funded by Fund Bala nce10,377,22331,453,741 38,771,982133,99780,736,943 TOTAL REVENUES, BALANCES AND TRANSFERS$139,299,442 $274,950,426 $200,169,095 $33,596,818 $0 $648,015,781 BUDGETED EXPENDITURES Administrative Services & Executive Offices Land Stewardship$463,055$3,330,137$3,793,192 Mission Support30,657,161 665,4381,306,65032,629,249 Modelling & Scientific Support3,011,4483,011,448 Operations & Maintenanc e10,709,375947,68811,657,063 Regulation4,435,751 72,501464,4004,972,652 Restoration5,913,407 13,813,35845,412, 32965,139,094 Water Supply2,918, 2131,333,3294,251,542 Internal Service Funds 33,254,56333,254,563 Administrative Svcs & Ex ecutive Ofcs Total58,108,410 20,162,45147,183,37933, 254,563158,708,803 Operations, Maintenance & Construction Division Land Stewardship109,272 13,043,8421,335, 00014,488,114 Mission Support891,655 6,416600,0001,498,071 Modelling & Scientific Support278,475 278,475 Operations & Maintenance8, 179,58990,270,35613, 706,277112,156,222 Regulation71,611 71,611 Restoration5,039,485 35,579,73763,143, 087103,762,309 Water Supply781,56058,654840,214 Internal Service Funds 208,258208,258 Operations, Maintenance & Construction Total15,351,647138,959, 00578,784,364208,258233,303,274 Regulation Division Modelling & Scientific Support19,345 19,345 Operations & Mainte nance24,3001,00025,300 Regulation14,670, 998105,00014,775,998 Restoration684,422 12,036,47612,720,898 Regulation Total 15,399,06512,142,47627,541,541 Water Resources Modelling & Scientific S upport8,481,215872, 52373,5009,427,238 Operations & Main tenance382,355382,355 Regulation116,796 116,796 Restoration5,842,253 12,848,11999,70018,790,072 Water Supply5,133, 098932,04820,0006,085,146 Water Resources Total 19,573,36215,035,045 193,20034,801,607 CERP Central Service Indirect Costs Mission Support-4,750,000-4,750,000 Restoration4,750,0004,750,000 CERP Central Service Indirect Costs Total0 0 Res/Debt/Fees/Charges Land Stewardship6,900,7876,900,787 Mission Support4, 674,5723,903,3998,577,971 Operations & Maintenanc e15,742,73541,880, 30757,623,042 Restoration72,4284, 513,21535,236,17039,821,813 Res/Debt/Fees/Charges Tota l20,489,73557,197,708 35,236,170112,923,613 Total Budgeted Expenditures128, 922,219243,496,685161,397, 11333,462,821567,278,838 Encumbrances (Estimate)10, 377,22331,453,74138,771, 982133,99780,736,943 TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES AND ENCUMBRANCES $139,299,442 $274,950,426 $200,169,095 $33,596,818 $0 $648,015,781 The tentative, adopted, and /or final budgets are on file in the o ffice of the above referenced taxing authority as a public re cord.BUDGET SUMMARY SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2012 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 14 Okeechobee News September 21, 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 Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Ronnie Steven Santana, 30, W. Okeechobee Road, Hialeah, was arrested Sept. 18 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of failure to appear burglary of an occupied dwelling and failure to appear grand theft. He is being held w ithout bond.  Sherry Jane Stevens, 51, N.W. 115th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 18 by Of cer Victoria Williams on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a legend drug without a prescription. She was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and petit theft. She was released on her own recognizance.  Thomas Platt, 39, N.E. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 19 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation grand theft and the misdemeanor of violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. He is being held without bond.  Miguel Alan Rodrigues, 26, S.E. 36th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 19 by Deputy Cody Hurst on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of petit theft. 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. A rrest Report The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to announce that they will be issuing permits for two wild hog hunts on Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, west of U.S. 27. The two hog control hunts will be on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 2728. Twentyve permits will be issued for each hunt. Permits will be available on a rst-come, rst-served basis to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permit distribution will take place at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the FEC Campground in Palmdale on Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. Individuals must be present to receive a permit. Permittees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size or bag limit. The use of dogs is prohibited. Firearms will be limited to a shotgun with #1 buckshot or larger. For additional information you may contact the Fisheating Creek WMA of ce at 863-946-1194. FWC announces plans for Wild hog hunt

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. The District’s budget hearing will be conducted by means of communications media technology at District Headquarters. One or more Governing Board members may attend and participate in the meeting via telephone or web conferencing. Public should attend in person at the District’s Headquarters. For more information, or if you wish to submit written or other physical evidence, you may contact the District at 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177, (386) 329-4500. Written and physical evidence must be submitted at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting.General Fund Special Revenue Fund OtherDebt Service Funds Capital Projects Fund Total All FundsESTIMATED REVENUESFund Balance, beginning of year 138,341,346 $ 25,852,791 $ 6,406,625 $ 10,213,455 $ 180,814,217 $ Estimated Revenues Ad Valorem Taxes Millage per $1,000 .3313 Ad Valorem Taxes80,080,790 $ 80,080,790 $ District Sources Interest on Investments834,326 $ 10,000 $ 844,326 $ Regulatory Permits700,000 700,000 Other District Sources400,000 400,000 Land Management Revenue1,200,000 1,200,000 Total District Sources3,134,326 $ 10,000 $ 3,144,326 $ Local Sources Cities and Counties 56,000 $ 56,000 $ Water Management Districts 55,000 55,000 Other Local 176,140 176,140 Total Other Local Sources 287,140 $ 287,140 $ State Sources Florida Department of Environmental Protection1,758,808 $ 1,758,808 $ Specific Appropriations 3,900,000 3,900,000 Ecosystems Management Trust2,224,539 2,224,539 Water Protection & Sustainability Trust Fund354,147 354,147 Water Management Lands Trust Fund 6,517,126 $ 6,517,126 Other State Sources 3,403,370 3,403,370 Total State Sources 11,640,864 $ 6,517,126 $ $ 18,157,990 $ Federal Sources Environmental Protection Agency EPA1,339,147 $ 1,339,147 $ Other Federal 25,000 25,000 Total Federal Sources$ 1,364,147 $ $ $ 1,364,147 $ Total Revenue83,215,116 $ 13,302,151 $ 6,517,126 $ $ 103,034,393 $ Other Financing Sources (Uses) Transfers In from General Fund 1,925,000 $ 1,925,000 $ Transfers Out(1,925,000) $ (1,925,000) Total Other Financing Sources (Uses)(1,925,000) $ $ $ 1,925,000 $ $ TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES219,631,462 $ 39,154,942 $ 12,923,751 $ 12,138,455 $ 283,848,610 $ ESTIMATED EXPENDITURESWater Resources Planning and Monitoring13,887,321 $ 555,179 $ 14,442,500 $ Acquisition, Restoration and Public Works21,711,647 13,272,150 6,517,126 $ 9,289,913 $ 50,790,836 Operation and Maintenance of Lands and Works19,977,313 363,000 20,340,313 Regulation15,031,696 26,140 15,057,836 Outreach1,106,081 1,106,081 District Management and Administration18,954,406 5,000 18,959,406 Total Expenditures90,668,464 $ 14,221,469 $ 6,517,126 $ 9,289,913 $ 120,696,972 $ Reserves and Designations Legal Restrictions 24,933,473 $ 6,406,625 $ 31,340,098 $ Committed 113,245,547 $ 2,848,542 $ 116,094,089 Assigned217,451 217,451 Unassigned15,500,000 15,500,000 Total Reserves and Designations128,962,998 $ 24,933,473 $ 6,406,625 $ 2,848,542 $ 163,151,638 $ TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES 219,631,462 $ 39,154,942 $ 12,923,751 $ 12,138,455 $ 283,848,610 $ NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGTuesday, September 25, 2012 5:05 p.m. at District Headquarters 4049 Reid Street Palatka, FL 32177The St. Johns River Water Management District has tentatively adopted a budget for 2012–2013.A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on:BUDGET SUMMARYST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR 2012–2013THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT ARE 1.86% LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES. 15 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee opens up district play tonight when they visit the Sebastian River Sharks. Both teams enter the game at (1-2). Sebastian continues to feature an athletic team that runs the option, the wing-t and occasionally other formations. They got a big boost last week with the addition of transfer student Nate Pryor from Vero Beach. He ran for 117 y ards and nearly 10 yards per carry last week against Fort Pierce Central. Other key offensive performers include quarterback Hakeem Rainey, tailback Octavia Jefferson and wide receivers Shevlock Henry and Octavio Jefferson. The Sharks have a strong defensive unit led by Jaefous Taylor who has 36 total tackles and nine tackles for loss, James Clark, w ho has three quarterback sacks, and Cage Moak who has ve tackles for loss this year. Brahman coach Chris Branham said he feels the Brahmans have lost to two inferior teams in the past two weeks and need to make some plays and make things happen this week. He pointed to a low pass-completion rate of 30-percent as their biggest offensive woe. He expected the Sharks to feature an aggressive defense, with a lot of blitzes and stunts. He also expected the Sharks offense to switch formations on nearly every series. "We need to go out there and execute what we do. Sebastian always has speed and is very physical. It's important that we start off on the right foot this week," he added. Branham said the district race could be wide open this year and whoever wins this game will be in an excellent position. The other district teams include South Fork, Olympic Heights, Palm Beach Lakes and Forest Hill. Both teams felt the blow this week of the death of assistant coach Daron Washington. He had been the Okeechobee Junior Varsity coach for the past few years. His brother Charles is a coach for Sebastian River. His son D.J. plays for Okeechobee. Two of his nephews play for Sebastian River. Coach Branham said his team had dedicated the season to coach Washington and that it was a very emotional week for his coaching staff and his players. The Brahmans will welcome the return of place kicker Adel El Hindi. He has been missed in the past three weeks as he de nitely would have had several eld goal opportunities. The Brahmans will also activate offensive tackle Bobby Jo Garza. He suffered a shoulder injury last year. He will be used at different positions on the offensive line tonight. OHS Brahmans face Sebastian River Sharks By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Lady Brahman volleyball team won two matches but lost three at the East Coast Challenge Tournament last Friday and Saturday in Martin County. Okeechobee defeated Dwyer 28-26 and 25-22. In that match Darby Jones had 11 kills, Kyla Hargraves had six kills, Maci Thomas had nine service points, Krista Ward had 14 digs and Sarah Davis had nine assists. Okeechobee lost to John Carroll 25-14 and 25-14. Davis had ve kills, seven assists, and 12 digs in that match. Okeechobee lost to Grissom 25-11 and 25-15. Jones had seven kills and eight digs, Davis 10 assists, Ward had nine digs. Okeechobee lost to Steinbrenner 25-15 and 25-16. Jones and Hargraves had ve kills apiece. Davis had 11 assists in the match. Okeechobee nished the tournament w ith a 25-17 and 25-23 victory over Cardinal Gibbons. Davis had eight service points and 10 assists. Ward had 10 digs. The Okeechobee Youth Football League continued a strong season Saturday when they won four of ve games against the Lake Wales Steelers. The Flag team won 24-6, the Juniors 33-0, the Senior team 33-6 and the Pee Wee 25-0. The only defeat came as the Mighty Mites fell 7-6 in a defensive struggle. The Brahmans will host Avon Park for ve games this Saturday at OHS with games to begin at 9 a.m. The Lady Brahman bowling team overcame Fort Pierce 4-3 on Tuesday. Okeechobee rallied with wins over 141-140 and 133-115 in the nal two matches of the day. Jessica Olney had a two-game series of 345 and Kirsten Doney had a 327 series Ashley Byrd had a high game of 173. The boys bowling team fell 5-2 to Fort Pierce Central Tuesday. Austin Walker had a high game of 181. Brian Chapman had a high game of 190. Captain Samuel Rogers was praised by the coaching staff for his team spirit and enthusiast support of his teammates. The boys will travel to Westwood on Monday, Sept. 24. Okeechobee Sports Briefs

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GiveawayANIMAL LOVERS I have free kittens needing loving homes, males & females, all ages, long & short hair. Call 863-467-2601 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeFaith Academy Pre-School Faith Academy is accepting applications for teachers with strong classroom management skills, passionate, Solid communications skills, and Creative. Ability to transfer spiritually and educationally into the lives of young children. Please Call 763-8800 Gas attendant and maintenance person for new Turnpike C-storeFort Drum Shell is seeking a customer service attendant with maintenance experience to assist customers and help keep our new store and gas station in top shape. The successful applicant will have a positive attitude, good customer service skills, be able to make minor repairs and perform janitorial duties. Must be presentable and dependable. Our new facility at the Ft. Drum service plaza on Florida’s Turnpike will be nished soon. Join our team now. Starting pay will be $9 to $10/hour depending on quali cations plus mileage pay. Drug screen and background check required. Apply in person at the Shell gas station, mile marker 184, Florida’s Turnpike. 863-763-9383 Receptionist Doctor’s of ce front desk positionMust have excellent people skills, computer knowledge and high energy level. Applications available at: 280 SW 32nd Street For questions please call: (863)763-2400 Employment Part TimeGrand Oaks Assisted Living Community Part Time Cook needed. 12 hrs wkly. Exp. only apply. Level II Background check required. Apply in person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop PC w/Flat Screen, kybd, mouse. Like new! Family/School Programs Only $60! Call 863-517-2782. Miscellaneous Multiple items china cabinet $100.00, sofa table $50.00, coffee table $50.00, table $50.00, gym like new $250.00, desk $100.00, computer desk $100.00, gazelle $25.00, pot rack $30.00, refrigerator $100.00 and various household items./neg. (863)623-7689 or (863)697-3666 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Pets/SuppliesMiniature Schnauzer Puppy 10 week old Male, Salt and Pepper Merle. Health Certi cate, 1 set of shots and Registration Papers. $500.00/firm. (863)447-7416 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Miscellaneous1980 CHEVY ENGINE WHITH FIVE SPEED STANDARD COMPLETE AND A GEAR TO GEAR STAND A LONG TRANSFER CASE GREAT FOR MUD BOG TRUCK OR HOMEMADE MUDDER SET OF 24 1600 RIMS ONE GOOD TIRE 700 DOLLARS ALL (864)634-5717 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 Shop here first! The classified ads ApartmentsBEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784. Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Utilities & Direct TV included $550 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Call 863-634-8885. FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. $170 per week + sec. dep. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. IN TOWN1br./1ba. furnished or unfurnished. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $690/mo., 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. OKEE 2BR, 1BA., New kitchen, bathrm., & outside laundry. Very clean $575 month, $500 Security. 772-215-0098. 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD162 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 704 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 10 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 10 22 34S 33E 1-22-34-33-0A00-00010-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426416 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD161 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 627 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 05 21 34S 33E 1-21-34-33-0A00-00005-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426418 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 10-6-12 @ 10:00 AM Unit #110 Melanie D. Jones Unit #128 Nicole Johnson Unit #461 Ryan A. Jaynes 426443 ON 9/14,21/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 2:30 P.M. PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE 2:45 P.M. BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE 3:00 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 426898 ON 9/21/2012 Public Notice Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes utilities. Move in now $900. $750/mo. (863) 634-0663. Houses Rent3 bed 2 bath house. SW section. New tile, carpet & paint. Kid friendly Neighborhood. 863-634-9330 or 863-467-2541 CBS Home 3/2 with a den and car garage. $1050 a month. (954) 303-9804. FOR RENT: NICELY FURNISHED DUPLEX IN KINGS BAY1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH W/ONE CAR GARAGE WASHER DRYER DISHWASHER. LONG OR SHORT TERM. 863-447-0742 FOR RENT: WATERFRONT UNFURNISHED DUPLEX-2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, SEPARATE DINING ROOM & SCREENED PORCH. 863-447-0742 House for Rent 3/2 Garage, porch, NO pets. 2874 33rd Ave. Basswood 1st, last, $800 deposit. Call Rafael 561-683-9754 IN TOWN OKEE Clean 2 Br./1 Ba., W/D hookup, lawn serv., Non smkg. Envrnmt. Small pet ok. $700 month. 1st, last, & $300 security. Call 941-504-3954. KINGS BAY 2/2 CBS home w/single car garage. $800/month includes lawn care but not utilities. First, last, $500 security, and references required. Nonsmoking and pets negotiable. Call 863-467-1691 ask for Eddie or Beth for more info. Large 2bd/1ba On water in Treasure Island. $675.00 monthly, $500 security deposit. Call 863-467-1308 Okee. Seasonal 2/1 House in town, Oct-May, Adults only, nonsmokers, screen patio, includes elec. & water, yard. $1,250 monthly Call 863-801-4220 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Office Space RentDowntown OkeechobeeOf ce Space starting at $350. 1200 Sq. Ft. Store Front also available. Park Street Of ce Suites (863)634-7622 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 OKEECHOBEE 2 br./2 ba. on Rim Canal. $700 month plus Security. Call 863-467-6309 & 561-231-4505. Very Nice 2bd/1.5bath MH in TI,C/A/H,W/D hook up,large front screened porch,large attached shed on nice large lot. $600 monthly, 1st & Security. 863-357-7409 or 863-447-0616 Mobile HomeSale BUCKHEAD RIDGE $57,000 OBO Appraised at $64,000. MOBILE HOME W/PROPERTY, 2BD/2BA, FLORIDA ROOM, DECK OVER CANAL, MANY EXTRAS. 863-467-5527 Dble wide, Brick enclosed surveyed and sprayed, screen enclosed diving pool, of ce, screened porch and utility room, stainless appliances sub-zero frig, shop and storage, 3bd/3ba, fenced on 1/2 acre in Lakeport. $129,000 call 573-718-8074 or 573-718-3624 Palm Harbor Village New 2012... 30x76 4bd/3ba $15K Off All Homes 800-622-2832 ext 210 Mobile HomeSaleOKEECHOBEE 2 br./2 ba., Central AC, New solar screens on all windows, new refrigerator. Lot Rent $250 mo. includes water. Asking $7500 OBO. 252-255-8332. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats1973 26 Foot Cary with (2) 250 Mercury outboard motors, and oat on trailer, needs work. $3,800.00 Call 863-357-7409 or 863-447-0616 anytime. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels1999 Holiday Rambler 33 ft long 5th wheel w/2 slide outs complete w/queen bdrm, split bath,2a/c’s, w/d much more. Good condition $6,500 O.B.O 863-634-8331 Travel TrailersTravel Trailer 2001 Cameo by Carriage 5th wheel Trailer. 2 slides $7,000.00/or best offer. (863)447-7416. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Classic Cars1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Automatic, T-tops, Antique plate. $12,000 /or best offer (863)610-1276 Vans97 Ford Conversion Van color tv,2 stereos, 4 captain chairs, great tires, electric trailer brakes, electric sofa bed, 5.4 V8,everything works great. $3,500 o.b.o 863-357-4442 or 863-610-4830 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD155 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 75 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOTS K & L OF TRACT 1 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 1 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 1 09 34S 33E 1-09-34-33-0A00-00001-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426401 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon will hold its “County Coalition Meeting” on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Please take notice and be advised that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Coalition with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Russell Echols as Chairman County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 426868 ON 9/21/2012 17 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012 ACROSS 1 Shoppers aids 5 Chantilly product 9 Religious subgroups 14 Kareems alma mater, briefly 15 Airline with famously tight security 16 Hackneyed 17 Custardy Spanish dessert 18 OHara homestead 19 Nattered away 20 Chocolateribboned ice cream flavor 23 Two-outs-in-asingle-AB stats 24 Mai __ 25 Asian cat breed 27 One setting a new high 32 Windsor Castle initials 33 Fabled fiddler 34 All By __Ž: Celine Dion hit 37 Spread in a dairy case 39 Spots on a screen? 41 Inter or et follower 42 Setting where a medium isnt rare 45 Nepals continent 48 Pioneered 49 Salon treatment 52 Aptly named boss at the quarry where Fred Flintstone works 54 Livys I loveŽ 55 Mouse spotters shriek 56 Nifty, huh?Ž 62 Stockpile 64 __acte 65 Thought 66 Capone henchman 67 Vaulted cathedral part 68 Sask. neighbor 69 Isaac with a bow 70 Inner Hebrides isle 71 ... the slithy toves / Did __ and gimble ...Ž: JabberwockyŽ DOWN 1 Fit and muscular 2 Bill of Rightsdefending org. 3 Pleased 4 Serenaded 5 Leave on the casino table 6 Jai __ 7 Kvetch 8 Pass by 9 Like poorly cleaned windows 10 Important time 11 Gal with a fairy godmother 12 Sporty car roofs 13 Good judgment 21 Merit 22 Jodies co-star in NellŽ 26 Big butte 27 P-like Greek letters 28 Perrys creator 29 Tightwad 30 Bikini part 31 Sometime ally of Godzilla 35 Actor Schreiber 36 Tire near the finish 38 Turows Harvardbased story 40 Atlanta-to-Miami dir. 43 Dried Ocean Spray treat 44 CPR providers 46 Where Alice saw the Cheshire Cat 47 Bank foyer conveniences, for short 50 Virgils epic hero 51 Knocking the socks off 52 Ways partner 53 Send payment 57 Toll rd. 58 Part of a spoutclimbing spiders description 59 Whirlpool 60 Father of Cordelia 61 Dam site63 Orch. section By Donna S. Levin (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/05/11 04/05/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com NOTICE On October 13, 2012 @ 10:00 AM, there will be sold to the highest bidder At the premises of SABAL PALM SELF STORAGE, 14040 Hwy 441 N, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (Landlord) the contents of storage spaces rented by Tenants, for failure to pay rent due on the spaces. Sealed bids will be accepted until the day of the sale. The contents of the spaces consist of personal property including household goods, furnishings, clothing, boxes, bags, and totes, and other miscellaneous property. The names of the tenants whose property will be sold are: 1. Darine Vayda minimum bid $375 Sabal Palm Self Storage 863-357-1110 426955 ON 9/21,28/2012 Crossword Puzzle READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. 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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD156 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 198 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT O OF TRACT 21 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 21 11 34S 33E 1-11-34-33-0A00-00021-O000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426402 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Public Notice Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD158 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 427 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 6 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 06 15 34S 33E 1-15-34-33-0A00-00006-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426404 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD154 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 30 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOTS A & B TRACT 14 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00014-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426400 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD159 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 490 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOTS K & L OF TRACT 11 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 11 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 11 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00011-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426408 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD157 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 249 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 19 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 19 12 34S 33E 1-12-34-33-0A00-00019-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426403 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds.NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD163 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 767 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 05 23 34S 33E 1-23-34-33-0A00-00005-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC. Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426419 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD164 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1431 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 31 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 31 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00031-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426422 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD160 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 618 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 32 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 32 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00032-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426413 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS AND REGULAR MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL OWNERS OF LANDS LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THAT, PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 AT 9:00 A.M. AT THE ADMINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE, LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: 1. ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR; 2. RECEIVING ANNUAL REPORTS AND TAKING SUCH ACTION WITH RESPECT THERETO AS THE LANDOWNERS MAY DETERMINE; AND 3. TRANSACTING SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE BOARD. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETING AT 9:30A.M. A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863)763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863)763-4601 OR (863)634-3166 426694 ON 9/21,28/2012 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town.NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD165 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1438 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 32 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 32 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00032-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426426 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Located Behind The White House Plaza 1126 S. Parrott Ave € (863) 763-6000Lori Mixon 8 6 3 6 3 4 1 4 5 7 ((LMixon@MixonGroup.com www.MixonGroup.com V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.co m • Foreclosure Viking 2.50 acres $4,500 • Dixie Ranch 4+/-acres $30,000 • Basswood Lot 124x125 $6,000 Make Offer! • 319+/-acres on HWY 441 North $4,000,000 • Viking 6.25+/-acres, pole barn, 2 ponds, electricity close to property $23,000 • SOLD Foreclosure 5+/-acres in Viking $11,900 David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 5003-H: Lazy 7 Estates 3/2/2 on an acre. 2022 total sq ft/1290 under air. Many upgraded features, too many to list here! Plant shelves with Whirlpool appliances. Two wells, irrig system and much more. $159,900 MLS #206138 5014-H: Basswood 3 bedroom, 2 bath Concrete block with garage, on corner lot, built in 2004, 1164 total sq ft/1566 under air. Needs some TLC. Easy to see. $55,995 MLS #206126 3000-M: Treasure Island Lot is just off Taylor Creek. Carport, paved drive, addition, porch, shed, seawall. Short Sale. Easy to show! $48,000 MLS #206027 3004-H: King’s Bay 2bd/2ba, enclosed back porch and screened front porch, garage, appliances stay. HOA Amenities inground pool, clubhouse, Tennis Court, and lawn maintenance. $54,000 NOW $47,900 1003-M: Seminole Cove 55+ community with Club House amenities. Great view of the lake, 2/2 DWMH w/addition, 2 Car carport, large driveway, Single/Metal roof, 1957 Total Sq Ft./ 1023 under air. $69,900 MLS #206023 5034-H: Lakeport Looking for a getaway cozy place to go and relax from the everyday routine. Lots of trees and privacy on a large lot. 2448 total sq ft/1448 under air, workshop. Needs some TLC. $45,000 MLS #206145 NEW LISTING FORECLOSURE LAKE ACCESS 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 19 Okeechobee News September 21, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Cory Surls threw a rst quarter touchdown pass and Fred Bradley pounded out a late touchdown run as the Okeechobee High School Brahman junior varsity football team shut out Jensen Beach 12-0 on Wednesday night at Brahman Stadium. Running back Angel Garcia rushed for 71 tough yards with 24 of them on a rst quarter scoring drive. Okeechobee drove 68 y ards in nine plays to score with Surls nding tight end/fullback Andrew Wine for an 18-yard touchdown pass. Garcia said the team executed well but must continue to work hard and focus on every play, "We did alright but I feel we can improve a lot. Our defense kept us in the game and w e kept ghting," he said. Jensen Beach was held to under 100 y ards in offense. Several times Falcon ball carriers were dropped behind the line of scrimmage. Cody Tyson, Arthur Woodruff and John Lashley were among the defenders who had tackles behind the line of scrimmage for Okeechobee, (2-0). Defensive back Dylan Kinder said when the Falcon quarterback was knocked out of the game with a broken leg in the second quarter, the defense could concentrate on stopping the run. "I think we did w ell but there is alw ays room for improvement. Their offensive line was pretty good but they didn't get anything going," he added. The Falcons had a few chances on the Okeechobee side of the eld in the second half but couldn't break any big plays. Defensive Coach Caleb Cornett said he felt the difference w as the Brahmans heart and determination. "The guys up front did what they had to do to get through the line and make plays. It was just smashmouth football tonight," he explained. Cornett said the Brahman offense is capable of making more big plays and will have focus on execution in upcoming games. "I feel the effort was there and it feels great to get that W," he added. Bradley rushed for 94 yards which included 48 yards on the nal scoring drive. He broke loose for a 33-yard gain and then nished off the drive with a 15-yard touchdown run. He said the team was motivated to play because of the untimely death of JV Head Coach Daron Washington Wednesday morning, who Bradley compared to a father gure for him. "I said that I'd play this game for him. During that last drive I thought about Coach Washington and it game me some extra drive, and pushed me into overdrive," he added. Washington said the team works hard at every practice and also in the weight room and their conditioning helped down the stretch, I thought it was a pretty good game and we played hard. We have some work to do but we'll work through it as a team and keep ghting," he added. The JV team travels to Martin County on Tuesday, Sept. 25, and returns home on Oct. 3, to play South Fork. Kickoff time is set for 6 p.m. OHS JV Football takes w in over Jensen Beach Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee winners for the week of Sept. 14 includes: rst place, Brad Sheltra; second place, Rick Jordan and third place Wally Hall. Gold Tee Winners The Adult Fall Softball League is accepting team registration at the Recreation Department at 640 N.W. 27th Lane Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 28. For more information, call 863-763-6950. Adult Fall Softball League registration open Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMarquez McLemore #6 attempts to nd running room as the Falcons defense converges during the JV football game Wednesday at OHS.

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