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Publication Date: 10-12-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Friday, October 12, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 123 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 15.92 feetLast Year: 11.24 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Corrections of cer's eye socket broken in attackBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News A corrections of cer at Okeechobee Correctional Institute suffered a broken eye socket, two black eyes and cuts to the face when he was attacked by an inmate Oct. 8. According to the OCSO Deputy Anthony Kibler's report, Corrections Of cer Michael Valentino was conducting cell searches in E-Dorm wing 3 when an inmate, Willie Bonner, started arguing with him. The of cer ordered Bonner to the sally port. While walking to the dayroom, Bonner continued arguing with the of cer, the report continues. Once at the sally port, the of cer ordered Bonner to "cuff up." Bonner refused to allow himself to be handcuffed and attacked the of cer. The 5'10", 180 lb. Bonner struck the side of the of cer's head with a closed st, causing Of cer Valentino to fall to the ground, according to the report. Bonner continued to strike the of cer with his sts. As the inmate crouched over the him, the of cer tried to take out his chemical agents. The inmate then grabbed Of cer Valentino's chemical agents can and attempted to use the spray on the of cer. OCI inmate attacks staff member G host stories a nd legends ... Inside! Minimal regatta winners Page 10 Willie Bonner See OCI Page 8 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Twenty-four high achievers honored Tuesday night by the Okeechobee County School Board for top marks on the FCAT tests last spring. Eight, third graders honored, seven fourth graders, and nine fth graders earned the distinction this year. Third graders honored included Shelby Sumner, Jacob Pummell, Jaydon Egger, Joseph Nettles, Ethan Adamo, Eliza Leitner and Ayden Wyatt. Fourth graders honored were Maxwell Abreu, Jeffrey Younger, Natalie Banuelos, Brandon Mowat, Kendall Harrison, Exlexia Ochoa and John Pearce. Fifth graders honored included McKenna Hickson, Kennedee Brewer, Christine Groso, Sarah Roehm, Colton Taylor, Arianna Lorusso, Mariah Spelts, Simran Merchant and James Pippin. Superintendent Ken Kenworthy said a large number of students achieved at least a level 5 in at least two subject areas of the test. He intends to bring middle school students to be honored in November and the high school students who reached such a milestone in December. "We want to congratulate all of these kids for making Okeechobee County Schools loo k so good," he added. The members of the fth grade honored were McKenna Hickson, Kennedee Brewer, Christine Groso, Sarah Roehm, Colton Taylor, Arianna Lorusso, Mariah Spelts, Simran Merchant, and James Pippin. Employees honored upon their retirement School board honors ‘high achievers’ Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(Left to right) Shelby Sumner of Central Elementary, Jaydon Egger of North Elementary, Joseph Nettles of North Elementary and Navaeh Pena of North Elementary, were third graders who earned high achiever status for the FCAT last spring. Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(Left to right) Fourth graders last year, John Pearce of North Elementary, Elexia Ochoa of North Elementary, Maxwell Abreu of Osceola, Jeffrey Younger of Osceola, and Natalie Banuelos of Everglades Elementary, were named high achievers for the 2012 FCAT. See SCHOOL Page 8

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Weather forecast for Okeechobee and surrounding area from the National Weather ServiceLocal forecastFriday: Sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Extended ForecastSaturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Windy, with a north northeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East northeast wind around 10 mph. Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East northeast wind around 5 mph. 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! Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., Oct. 12TH Thurs., Oct. 18THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “TAKEN 2”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA”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 III: “HERE COMES THE BOOM”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG PG 2 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 Pet of the WeekAvailable for adoption at Okeechobee Human Society/Pet Rescue is Jake. He is a nice well-trained little guy. He does well with other dogs and children. He’s neutered and vaccinated. The donation/ adoption fee for Jake is $175. Microchip activation is $25. To see more of our adoptable pets go to www.animalrescueokeechobee.org. The Okeechobee Pet Rescue is on U.S. 98 next to the Livestock Market. 863-357-1104 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Raye DuesingerAnnual pumpkin patchThe First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch has reopened to get everybody, especially the children, ready for this fall holiday season. Come and take pictures with the scarecrow or put your head in a pumpkin for a treasured memory. Or just take home the ‘makins’ of a wonderful pie. The church is located at 200 N.W. 2nd St., behind Walgreen’s. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Okeechobee Pet Rescue Okeechobee Forecast Shrine Club needs can tabsThe Okeechobee Shrine Club is collecting the pull tabs from aluminum cans. Bring yours to the club where we convert them to gas money for the free transportation van of local patients to the Shrine Hospital. For more information on this and other projects, please call Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427 or Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or call the club at 863763-3378.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sale Hours: 9am 6pm, Friday 9am 5pm, SaturdayFri., Oct. 12thSat., Oct. 13th3427 Hwy. 441 S • Okeechobee(863) 763-6557 UP TO 75% OFF!(Excluding Christmas & Cards) Suzie’s Shop 3 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting of the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) Board of Directors was marked by more discussion than action. First Baptist Church requested the use of the vacant lot owned by OUA at the corner of S.W. Park Street and S.W. Seventh A venue for parking for a community event on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The church had a permit from the city for the event and liability insurance. Therefore, board members had no objections. However, since OUA has no policy on use of its property the request provoked a lengthy discussion about formulating a policy concerning use of OUA property by outside groups. In the end, staff w as directed to formulate a policy and bring it back to the board for approval. John Hayford, OUA’s executive director, informed the board that recently three employees had resigned. The reason appeared the be better salaries. This initiated a discussion of the fact that while OUA salaries might be lower than in private industry, the bene ts were higher than with many private employees. The board also discussed whether or not utility connections are required by residents along the route of newly constructed water lines. It appears the county land development regulations require residents to hook up. However, there was some question about city regulations and staff was directed to seek clari cation from the city administrator. The utility had been utilizing a 4-day, tenhour work week on a trial basis. Since that schedule was working so well, the board adopted it permanently. Mr. Hayford informed the board that the city has one applicant for the board seat held by Rev. Randy Huckabee, who recently resigned. He said the city council would be considering that application at their next meeting. He also informed the board that the State Route 70 E. project would require OUA to move two water mains from the road right of way and put a new water main across the road at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. In addition he said intersection improvements in front of the chamber of commerce building would cause OUA to have to move a water main. In routine business, the board:  received the monthly nancial report;  approved the monthly invoice from Alcalde and Fay for lobbying services in the amount of $3,264;  approved payment of an invoice from Eckler Engineering in the amount of $2,671.20 in connection with the vacuum station 1 rehabilitation;  in accordance with OUA policy, the board agreed to write off a total of $1,532.54 in outstanding accounts of less than $50 that are older than one year and will not be pursued for payment;  approved payment of $7,422.19 to Melville and Sowerby for September legal services in connection with the Land Ventures of America lawsuit; and,  adopted a resolution clarifying the banks designated as depositories for OUA funds.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. OUA board discusses employee pay Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaPeggy Aaron of the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) Finance Department was recognized at the Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting of the OUA Board of Directors for 10 years’ service to the utility. Steve Nelson, chairman of the board, made the presentation. Quit smoking nowA program for those who wish to quit smoking cigarettes or quit using other tobacco products will be held on Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5, 12, 19, at Raulerson Hospital 1796 U.S. Hwy. 441 N. (in the cafeteria). The program is free and w ill include a support group and help with relapse prevention. Free nicotine replacement therapy (gun, patches and lozenges) w ill be provided for those who quality. To register, call 877-819-2357.Lecture on Natural Health and Nutrition plannedA lecture pertaining to natural health and nutrition will be given on Monday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center. The public is invited. Dr. Douglas will be the speaker. Seating is limited so please call by 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 to RSVP, 863-763-4320.Evening hours for screening mammogramsRaulerson Hospital’s Outpatient Department will offer evening hours for screening mammograms on Thursday Oct. 25, at 1926 Hwy. 441 North from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For information or to make an appointment, call 863-7639228. Health Briefs

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Political ads  Is anyone getting tired of hearing someone running for of ce saying ‘I’m so and so and I approve this message’ (duh), and after t hat this whiney voice comes on and tries to destroy their opponent? This is not how our c ountry was established. Why can’t these s o-called politicians try to let us know what t hey want to do to improve things when t hey are elected instead of trying to destroy t heir opponents? This is so stupid. I love this c ountry, it is the best country in the world and it is that way because of our founders and our Constitution and the way it was w ritten. It will stay that way as long as the s o-called politicians cannot gure out a way t o change it. I am so sick of seeing on telev ision all these sickening political commerc ials and after the elections in November t he party that loses will start all over the next day for another four years. They must have had one super garage sale to raise multimillions of dollars to pay for these stupid commercials. I also could never understand why s omeone would spend tens of millions of dollars to get a job that pays under $200,000 a year or less. Does anyone agree or am I j ust old and behind the times?High school Last year a decent, hard-working, lowincome 12th grader with a disabled mother, w ho desperately needed assistance in planning his future, became bewildered and disheartened when he tried to get help. Twice, I suggested that he should make an appointment with his adviser, then sit and have a c andid talk with him/her and discuss his iss ues. He quickly told me that does not help. He said he tried numerous times and it is a w aste of time for he gets nowhere. He added t hat all they do is sit, smile with you and after y ou leave the of ce they close your le and put it away. Come on OHS staff, if students s eek your assistance, help them.Regatta I want to compliment the Kiwanis Club on the great event they held for the community on Saturday. The kids had an absolute blast. They especially loved climbing all over the pirate ship and pretending to be pirates. I hope this grows and continues to be a terrific community event. It’s not just a boat race. It’s a big community party. And a special thanks to those whose boats sank and they were good sports about it. I think the crowd enjoys the boats that sink the most. Half the fun of watching the races is guessing which boats will sink.Taxes We will never see legislation to tax the wealthy and here’s why: According to a new report in The Washington Post, the median net worth of the current Congress rose 5 percent during the recession while it fell 39 percent for the average American. The wealthiest one-third of lawmakers saw their net worth rise 14 percent. The Washington Post disclosed these statistics in a recent story on the wealth gap between Congressional members and the American public.  I do not understand what the big fuss is about federal funding for Sesame Street. They make millions on the merchandising licenses for toys and games from Big Bird and the Sesame Street characters. Remember the Tickle Me Elmo doll craze? With the millions they get from the licensing fees, they should not need taxpayer dollars. They needed funding when they started. But it has been over 40 years and they have established a good income from the merchandising. It’s time to give the taxpayers a break.  When balancing the budget, Congress should consider the rule of thumb discussed in the debate. For each expense, ask “Is this something we are willing to borrow money to fund?” That will quickly separate the things we must fund from the things it would be nice to have but we as a nation cannot afford right now and the pet projects there is no good reason to fund in the rst place. Some of the grants they give for these socalled scienti c studies are just ridiculous.  It seems like no one wants to pay taxes, but everyone wants the services paid for by taxes. Rebekah BishopRebekah Bishop is a student at Indian River State College. When I met Rebekah, her beautiful smile and soft demeanor belied the struggle she had with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare disease that occurs most frequently in teens and young adults in which cancer cells are found in bone or soft tissue. On February 4, 2005 when Rebekah was 14 years old, the bone cancer was diagnosed. Chemotherapy was initiated and, becaus e the chemo lowered her blood count by killing off healthy blood cells, Rebekah required 12 transfusions of blood and platelets to survive the treatment. Rebekah is very proud of her family and friends who donated thei r own blood in her name to replace the blood used to save her life. On February 4, 2008 – exactly three years later – Rebekah was diagnosed again with Ewing’s sarcoma resulting in further chemotherapy, surgery, and one more unit o f blood to bring her blood count back to normal range. Rebekah had a check-up two months ago that showed everything is clear and sh e is cancer-free. Her smile is a testament to th e caring friends and family who donated thei r own blood in order to replace the blood necessary to save her life. Rebekah said, “Giving blood is a good thing to do for everyone who can because it saves people’s lives.” You can give the gift of life. The Seventh Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup will b e held at Hammerhead’s on Nov. 17 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Please com e donate a unit of your blood and save lives; each unit of blood can save three lives. I hope to see you at the Roundup, Susan Williams October 12, 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! Special to the Okeechobee NewsRebekah Bishop Learn about advanced directivesRaulerson Hospital will host a session with “Everything you need to know about Advanced Directives” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. RSVP: 863-763-9228.Mammography Suite tour offeredMeet the director of Radiology and tour the Mammography Suite at Raulerson Hospital on Friday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. The program will be in the Raulerson Hospital cafeteria. Refreshments will be served. RSVP at 863-763-9228.Dine with the doctorDr, Benjamin Epstein, orthopaedic surgeon, will be the featured speaker at Raulerson Hospital’s Dine with the Doctor event on in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria on Oct. 30. Dinner will start at 4:30 p.m. at a cost of $5 per person. The lecture, which is free, starts at 5 p.m. Please RSVP: 863-763-9228. Health Briefs

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News When they met Tuesday evening, Oct. 9, the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board imposed a ne on two properties and recommended foreclosure on the third. "This property has been an ongoing problem," code enforcement of cer Fred Sterling said of the 206 S.W. Ninth Ave. property owned by Alumni Partners, II, LLC. "It is a disaster." Based on Mr. Sterling's testimony the code board found that the owners were guilty of two sections of the city code dealing with public nuisance and general cleaning and beauti cation. They were ned $25 a day for every day of violation beginning seven days from the date of proper noti cation. The 1108 N.W. Seventh Court property of Reynaldo Esquivel was also cited for the same violations. Mr. Esquivel was ned $25 a day for every day of violation starting seven days after proper noti cation. Mr. Sterling informed the board that Kurt Keplinger's property at 407 N.E. Ninth Ave. had two liens led against it for two separate code violations totaling $53,225. "This piece of property has been a thorn in everybody's side for 5 or 6 years," the code enforcement of cer said. The property is vacant. Mr. Sterling said the owner had left and had told him he was not coming back. The board agreed with Mr. Sterling's recommendation that the case be referred to the city council recommending the council foreclose on the property. The property at 1018 N.W. Fifth Ave, which had been owned by Alumni Partners, had been cited for public nuisance and general cleaning and beauti cation violations. However, Mr. Sterling informed the board that the property has recently been sold and the new owner had not been properly noti ed yet. Therefore that case was not heard. The 805 S.E. Sixth Court property belonging to Rene and Terry Lieurance had also been cited for violations of the public nuisance and general cleaning and beauti cation codes. Mr. Sterling said the owners lived in Fort Myers. As soon as they learned of the violation, they began cleaning up the property. He said it was about 80 to 85 percent cleaned up. Therefore, that case was postponed until the next code board meeting. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Code board recommends property foreclosure 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 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 5 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man faces drug traf cking charges following an investigation by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force. Gerald Steven Price, 48, of N.E. Sixth Street, faces felony charges of sale of a controlled substance/oxycodone (two counts), possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell (two counts), sale of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church, possession of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church, traf cking in oxycodone and child endangerment. He also faces misdemeanor charged of possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond totals $327,000. According to the arrest report, the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force used several con dential sources to purchase oxycodone from Price on several occasions during the course of the investigation. Video and audio recordings were made during the investigation. When a search warrant was executed at Price's residence, the Narcotics Task Force found oxycodone, oxycontin, marijuana and two marijuana pipes in the residence, within the reach a young child who lives in the residence. David Edward Farmer, 46, of S.W. 28th Avenue, was also arrested in connection with the undercover operation. Farmer is charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance/oxycodone and two counts possession of a controlled subjected with intent to sell. According to the report, Farmer was released on his own recognizance because he is the only caregiver for his father, who recently suffered a stroke. Local men accused of oxycodone traf cking David Farmer Gerald Price 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). James Donald Beaty, 45, of N.W. 160th Street, was arrested Oct. 9 and charged with six counts of doctor shopping. Bond was set at $18,000. The Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force conducted the investigation that lead to the arrest. Kimberly Kay Lyons, 29, of SE 66th Avenue, was arrested Oct. 9 on an Okeechobee County warrant. She is charged with two counts of grand theft, more than $300. Bond w as set at $3,000. Cathalina Maria Villarreal, 28, of S.E. 27th Street, was arrested Oct. 9 on a charge of dealing in stolen property. OCSO Deputy William Jolly was the arresting of cer. Bond was set at $10,000. Own Jack Albritton, 27, of N.W. 294th Street, was arrested Oct. 9 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. OCSO Deputy Robbie Lamb was the arresting of cer. Alisha Rudd, 31, of S.E. 14th Ct. was arrested Oct. 10 on an Okeechobee County warrant and charged with VOP-grand theft (amended) and VOP-burglary of a structure (amended). No bond was set. 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

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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.Betty Metzcher, 93OKEECHOBEE — Betty Metzcher passed away Oct. 9, 2012 in Okeechobee. She was born March 28, 1919 in Burlington, New Jersey. She married Oliver Metzcher in 1938 and they came to Okeechobee from New J ersey in 1973. She w as of the Methodist faith and enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Metzcher was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Metzcher; daughter, Dottie Whipple Bauer; grandson, David Kelly Whipple; step-grandson, Christopher Thomas; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her two sons, Dennis Metzcher of Burlington, N.J., and Donnie Metzcher of Okeechobee; daughter, Dianne Litteral (Bobby) of Okeechobee; 12 grandchildren, Dianne Standefer (Rick), Sean Whipple (Laura), Dudley Kirton (Cheryl), Spencer Kirton (Shannon), Corey Kirton (Sam), Ryan Metzcher, Keri Lee (Cory), Mandy Metzcher (Kevin), Denny Metzcher, Theresa Metzcher, Katelyn and Prissy (Charlie); great grandchildren, Megan Whipple (Sean), Eric, Aubrey, Aidan, Eoin, Josh, Jason, Kristen, Montana, Bailey, Shelby, Landi, Trenton, Chance, Kaylee, Liam, Adryanne, Brylee, Jaylin, Britton, Cody, River; and great-great-granddaughters, Remi and Emaree; and extended family, Karen and Brent, Casey, Shelly, Trevor and Wylie, Chris, Sarah, Landon, Veronica, Sandy, Amanda, Dana and Devon, Corbin, Trish and Weston. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2012 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973, American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Charles Anthony Harvey, 81LORIDA — Charles Anthony Harvey passed away Oct. 9. 2012 at his residence. He was born on June 11, 1931, in Anderson, S.C., he was a veteran of te U.S. Marine Corps and moved to Lorida, Florida in 1974. He was a truck driver for Jones Oil & Tire for many years. Charles is the son of the late James Harvey (step mother Cora Lee Harvey) and Winne Fay Thrasher. He is preceded in death by his son, Charles Anthony Harvey, Jr.; and daughter, Linda Harvey. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carolyne Harvey; four daughters, Wanda (Dale) Behnke of Calif., Teresa (James) Lester of Lakeland, Lisa (Fitz) Jacobs of Lorida, and Anita Fay (Mac Allan) Faircloth of Okeechobee; four sons, James Harvey of Calif., John F. Harvey of Japan, John D. Harvey of Tallahasse, Samuel Garner of Sebring, Fla; 23 grandchildren; and two great grandchilden. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. followed by a service on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, by Barry Johns and Lisa Jacobs at the Lorida Baptist Church in Lorida. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Camron Deon Willis, 4OKEECHOBEE — Camron Deon Willis died unexpectedly on Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, in Cocoa, Fla. Camron was born in Port St. Lucie, Fla. and lived with his father in Virginia. He is survived by his father, Mike Willis of Waynesboro, Va.; mother, Alisha Rudd; and a brother, Jordan Willis, both of Cocoa, Fla.; grandparents, Doug Bain and Carlena Bain, both of Okeechobee, William Willis of Waynesboro, Va., Donna Ortiz (Rene’ Jimenez) of Okeechobee; greatgrandparents, James and Myrtle Wells of Waynesboro, Va., Jeremy and Denise Garnsey of Okeechobee; great-greatgreat-grandparents, Ray and Norma Leitner of Okeechobee; uncles, Rock Potter of Waynesboro, Va., Dalton Bain, Norman, Heath and Timmy Leitner, all of Okeechobee; aunts, Cheyenne Rudd and Brittany Willis, both of Okeechobee, Taunya Terrell-Bell of Virginia Beach, Va., Alexis Bain of Ft. Myers, Fla.; great-uncle, Billy Potter of Waynesboro, Va.; great-aunt, Tammy Wood of Waynesboro, Va.; and cousins, Tre’Avon and Brandon Terrell, both of Waynesboro, Va., and Abigail Grace Rivera of Okeechobee. Visitation will be held today, Oct. 12, 2012, from 1 p.m. until service time of 3 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Mary Hofmann, 87OKEECHOBEE — Mary Hofmann passed away Oct. 10, 2012 in Okeechobee. She was born Nov. 30, 1924 in Grenada, Miss. She married Fred Hofmann in 1959 and they came to Okeechobee from Atlanta in 1990. She attended First Baptist Church of Okeechobee and Oakview Baptist Church. She traveled extensively. Mrs. Hofmann was preceded in death by her sister, Emma Neeley. She is survived by her husband, Fred Hofmann; son, Robert Hofmann (Edna) of Jupiter; grandson, Kalen Hofmann of Ft. Lauderdale; brother, Max Jucheim of Grenada, Miss; two sisters, Betty King (Lee) of Grenada, Miss and Frieda Hartman (Tom) of Oakland, Calif. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor John Garrison of ciating. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 7632111. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 Dinner planned to bene t Haiti HabitatOkeechobee Presbyterian Church is hosting a Pork Loin Dinner to bene t HAITI Habitat for Humanity. Dinner will be Sunday, Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Native American Story Teller & Fur Trader. Tickets are available through Friday, Oct. 12 by calling 863-357-3537. Please note: Tickets must be purchased in advance, they will not be sold at the door. Adults $10, Children (age 10 and under) $5.Rockin' Rod Car Show and Swap MeetThe ARC of Okeechobee will host the Okeechobee Rockin’ Rod Car Show and Swap Meet on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This car show will be at the Philippine American Cultural Foundation, 5154 SW 16th Avenue in Okeechobee. They are looking for vendors and sponsors. For more information, check out the website www. okeechobeerockinrodshow.com or contact event chair, Sid Estrada at 863-610-0515, Jeannie Bramlett at 863-261-6594, or event consultant, Chris McArthur at 863-697-8721.Amvets to host Spaghetti DinnerAmvets Post 200, 8591, on State Road 78 West will host a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 until 7 p.m. Donation is $5. Music will be provided by Phil Eddings from 7-10 p.m. All proceeds will bene t local veterans programs.Eagles host steak winnerCypress Hut Eagles will be serving a choice ribeye steak dinner, sh, or shrimp dinner on Friday, Oct. 12 starting at 5:30 p.m. Music by Jimmy and Debbie Harper. Proceeds go into the community charity fund. For more info please call 863-467-1154Martha's House presents Purple and White NightLet’s have a fun night featuring T.J. and the Cruisers Rock and Roll Revue. Wear your Purple and White on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post, #10539, Okeechobee. Admission is just $15. For tickets, please call 863-763-2893.B.R.A.T. hosts Teen DanceCome and join the October edition o f the B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7 until 10 p.m. ‘Tweens and teens ages 12-16 are invited. Enjoy pizza, soda, chips, games and entertainment all for $7 admission. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Eagles plan dinnerCypress Hut Eagles will serve fried chicken dinner on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1 to 5p.m. Proceeds go to community charit y funds. For more info call 863-467-1154. BHR community yard saleA community yard sale will be sponsored by the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge on Saturday Oct. 13 starting at 9 a.m. Display tables will be available at no cost. Everyone is welcome. Garden and Orchid Clubs to meetThe Okeechobee Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 The Orchid Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Extension Center, 451 Highway 98 N. Everyone is invited. Bring orchids to discuss or show. For more information call 863-763-6469. Eagles North announces upcoming eventsOn Friday, Oct. 12 Eagles North, 9985 Hwy. 441 North, will have steak dinner at 5:30-9 p.m. Music will be by Rick and Julie. Saturday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. it’s Card Bingo. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hwy 98 N Okeechobee(Next to Livestock Market) 33RD ANNUAL CHICK GIVE-A-WAYCUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS!Walpole Feed & Supply Co.763-6905 HUGE SAVINGS plus FREE CHICKS to our VALUED CUSTOMERS!Friday, Oct. 19th & Saturday, Oct. 20th 8 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 W hen the inmate could not gure out how to use the chemical agent, he started hitting the of cer with the can. Of cer Valentino was transported to Raulerson Hospital. Bonner was charged with aggravated battery on correctional staff. After booking, he was returned to the prison where he is serving a life sentence for second degree murder in connection with a 1998 MiamiDade case. OCIContinued From Page 1 this month were Rose Ferrell, 29 years of serv ice, Janice Lanie, nine years, Lynda Montgomery eight years, and Eulalia Stennett, 17 y ears. In other business, the school board voted to expel a ninth grade student at the Okeechobee Achievement Academy for assault and battery on a school board employee, a sophomore at OAA for possession an illegal substance on campus, and a freshman at OAA for possession of counterfeit drugs and drug paraphernalia on campus. Transportation Director Lois Piper received a resolution for National School Bus Safety Week which is observed between Oct. 22-26. This year's theme for the week is "I See the Driver-The Driver Sees Me." Mrs. Piper said two of her mechanics are studying to become master technicians and she emphasized how highly trained all transportation department personnel have become over the past few years. She said nine bus accidents have occurred already this school year that involve rear end collisions at the railroad crossings. She urged motorists to pay more attention when following a school bus. One collision resulted in a serious injury to the driver. The board also honored eight retired educators who donated books to the "Hooked on Books" project. On Sept. 11, 14 members donated 53 books to the effort. All of the school buildings received a donation. Another book drive will take place in November. The board also proclaimed Nov. 18, as Retired Educators Day for the School district. The local chapter now has over 40 members. Vern Crawford, a consultant working for the School Board in the state legislature gave an update on legislation that could affect education in the 2013 State Legislative Session. Okeechobee is part of a coalition that works with Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County School districts on issues they share in common. The State Department of Education wants everything in education to go digital in 2014. With 2.6 million students in the state, it will not be easy to meet that target date. Work on a valid state assessment system is another project. The new test, Project for Assessments for College Readiness and Careers, or Parc, will be another issue this year. There are 46 states that plan to use this new exam. The Board of Education also recommended a four-percent increase in state aid per student in the 2013-2014 budget. The issue of funds for charter schools will also be debated. Mr. Crawford predicted it will be a slow recovery for the economy. He said Florida revenues are starting to increase and tax rolls appear to have bottomed out. "For the most part tax rolls seemed to have leveled off. It will be a very slow climb back up. We will not see the growth we saw from 2001-2006 anytime in the near future," he added. He predicted, albeit cautiously, that this session will be better for education because of strong support of the Governor Rick Scott, and the leaders of both the House and Senate. The board rati ed a memorandum of agreement with the Okeechobee County Education Association to complete the teacher evaluation formula. The Union approved the proposal 167-28 on Oct. 5. The board also honored School Board member Kelly Owens for her eight years of service to the board. She leaves of ce in November and Tuesday was her last of cial meeting. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLois Piper accepted a resolution for National School Bus Safety Week from Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyEulalia Stennett, a paraprofessional at Osceola Middle School, was honored after 17 years of service to the School System.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Republican Party of OkeechobeeWes and Darin Williamson | Mike and Sharon WallaceInvite You to a Meet and Greet HonoringDr. Cary PigmanCandidate for Florida House of Representatives, District 55Monday, October 15, 2012 5:00pm … 7:00pmHampton Inn 1200 State Road 70 East Okeechobee, FL 34972Join us for hors doeuvres and stop by to meet your next state representative!For more information please email or call Bryan Mielke The maximum contribution allowed by Florida Law is $500 per individual or business. Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Political advertisement paid for and approved by Cary Pigman, Republican for State House, District 55. 14 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Over 800 Okeechobee students attended the rst ever STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Symposium at Indian River State College, Friday to learn more about various careers that emphasize science, technology, engineering and math. OHS guidance counselor Heather Gillis thought a change to the old format of career day might make more of an impact on kids. Instead of one large forum, the kids w ere broken up into career elds that they showed an interest in. Each session lasted 15 minutes with a representative of that career brie y explaining the work shifts, responsibilities, and the advantages of these jobs. Among the speakers were representatives of the Florida Department of Corrections, Martin County Fire Rescue, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, Okeechobee County Sheriffs Department, Okeechobee City Police, Okeechobee City Public Works, the Okeechobee Clerk of the Courts of ce, Okeechobee County Schools, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Indian River State Colleges various career elds like culinary arts and nursing. Gillis said she felt it was a great opportunity for students to get real, personal information about the career elds that interest them, "Students understand that they must have some sort of additional education be it a technical school, an AA degree, or a bachelors degree in order to compete for jobs. It is a competitive work force today." She said students are de nitely motivated to learn more about future opportunities and that she gets tons of questions at school. Jill Rogers of Communities in Schools assisted in the organization of the event. She said they had a wonderful turnout and the kids were really excited to be there and learn more. "The kids also got some good tips from these speakers on how to get involved, what they need to do to prepare for a career and avoid getting behind the 8-ball," she added. Okeechobee Correctional Institution Classi cation Supervisor J.F. Jones said corrections is a eld of courage because you must have courage to deal with violent offenders. There is a thin line between fantasy in reality. In corrections the only thing an of cer has is a belt and pepper spray. They must walk around violent offenders and tell them what to do and that takes courage," he added. He said the FDOC is always hiring and that jobs are available online or by calling the various prisons around the state. Karl Holtkamp of Okeechobee County Fire Rescue told students about the duties of remen and paramedics, the various courses they must take and the salary and job hours of his profession. Students also got to tour a medical helicopter from Martin County and take time to meet a tracking dog from the FWC. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Tamara Nanaez of Port St. Lucie also explained to kids the many opportunities a career in the military can offer. She entered the army at age 19 and has been in the service for 12 years. She said it is a very competitive eld but has a lot of advantages. "We are highly selective and the eld is not for everyone but the Army does provide excellent opportunities for its people," she added. Students from Okeechobee High School, the Freshman Campus and Okeechobee Achievement Academy were among those that participated in the symposium. IRSC Provost Russ Brown greeted the group at a morning session and they broke up into 18 different groups to tour the various career elds that interest them. Okeechobee students attend STEM Symposium at IRSC Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJohn Franco of Martin County Fire Rescue answers questions at the Stem Symposium on Friday at IRSC.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Brahman swim team split a match w ith South Fork at the Community Pool in Stuart last week. The boys lost 125-49 and the Lady Brahmans were victorious 111-59. Nathanaell Bean w on the 500 freestyle and nished in second place in the 200 individual medley. Brandon Ball won the 50 freestyle and nished third in the 100 freestyle. Castillo took second place in the 100 butter y. Lucas Penido nished in second place in the 500 freestyle. Michael Muros took third in the 100 breaststroke. The 200 freestyle relay team of Castillo, Ball, Muros and Pineda nished in third place. The 400 freestyle relay team of Pinedo, Bean, Castillo and Ball nished in second place. The Lady Brahmans won eight races at their meet w ith the Lady Bulldogs. Hunter Bosworth w on both the 200 individual medley and the 100 butter y. Katie VanBeek took home the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle races. Aubrie Reister won the 200 freestyle and Sage Douglas won the 500 freestyle. The 400 freestyle relay team of Bosworth, Reister, Jordan Bolan and VanBeek were victorious as was the 200 freestyle relay team of Reister, Bolan, DJ Nunez and VanBeek. Maddie Bean took second place in the 200 freestyle and Douglas nished third. Courtney Murphy nished second in the 200 individual medley and Amber W alker nished third. Nunez took third in the 50 freestyle and second in the 100 freestyle. Billie Levitt took second in the 500 freestyle and Bean nished third. Macy Gamiotea nished third in the 100 breaststroke.  The Okeechobee Youth Football league swept the Cypress Gardens Gators in ve games played in Haines City on Saturday and w ill host the Lee County Steelers on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Brahman Stadium.  The Brahman cross country team nished 21st out of 30 teams at the Walt Disney World Invitational Class 3A race held on Saturday. Hernan Baltazar paced the Brahman boys with a 53rd place nish in a time of 18:49. Emmanuel Gaona nished in 86th place. Lucas Penido nished in 133rd place. There were 212 runners in the competition. Trinity Prep was the winner in Class 3A. The Lady Brahmans were 22nd out of 29 schools in the Class 3A race Saturday. Tabatha Henry continued a strong season with a 15th place nish in a time of 21:13. Ivette Vega nished 123rd, Charleigh Heater nished 135th, and Marilu Rodriguez 157. There were 212 girls in the competition. The meet was won by Oakcrest High School  Yearling’s soccer and volleyball matches with Oslo on Monday were cancelled due to transportation problems. The matches will not be rescheduled.  Osceola took it on the chin from Gifford in a very competitive volleyball match on Monday, 25-21, and 25-22. It was a back and forth match. Osceola rallied from a 19-8 de cit in the rst game and got as close as three points, 21-24. Too many unforced errors cost Osceola. The Lady Warriors battled back from a 10-5 de cit in the nightcap and came within one point on two occasions. Riylie Norton had a pair of kills and Michaela Myers had a service ace and a pair of blocks at the net as the Warriors rallied. The match was played without Head Coach Kati Lawson who was ill.  The soccer match was competitive throughout as the Dolphins prevailed 5-1. Jose Jaimes scored the lone Osceola goal. Coach Jorje Botello said he felt the team needed to communicate better on the eld and take things they learn in practice into the matches. He said the team also must build a desire to win soccer matches. “I still feel we have a talented team. I think they may get a little intimidated on the eld and must take advantages of the breaks they are given,” he added.  The Yearling soccer team nished off another championship season with a 2-0 win over Sebastian Middle in Indian River County on Wednesday afternoon. Jose Orozco and Giovanni Garcia scored goals in the game. Brandon Leal and Alberto Diaz had assists. Goal keeper Isidro Gomez had several key saves which included an outstanding save in the second half with the game still in doubt. Yearling Coach Erick Rios said his team played an incredible game against the Sharks, “Sebastian had a constant attack against our team but at the end YMS proved to be one of the best in the championship,” he added. Rios also praised Jesus Garcia, Gabriel Hernandez, Javier Hernandez, Jose Delacruz, Ricky Perez, Alfredo Renteria, Miguel Raya, Elider Garcia and Lazaro Nunez for excellent seasons. Yearling nished the year at (9-1). They outscored opponents 50-10 this year.  The Brahman boys swim team split a match at Sail sh Splash in Stuart as they fell to Vero Beach 79-71 on Tuesday. Top performances for the Brahman boys were put in by Lucas Penido, who nished second in the 200 freestyle and third in the 500 freestyle; Nathanael Bean, third in the 200 individual medley and second in the 500 freestyle; Michael Muros, second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 freestyle; Brandon Ball, winner of the 50 freestyle; Will Castillo, second in the 100 butter y; Dalton Hodges, second in the 100 freestyle; and, Danny Usry, second in the 100 backstroke. The 200 relay team was comprised of Muros, Cameron Whitlock, Ball, and Bean too rst in the 200 freestyle relay. The 400 team was comprised of Penido, Castillo, Ball and Hodges took rst in the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Howard, Nathaniel, Usry and Muros took third in the 400 freestyle relay.  The Lady Brahman swim team lost the match to Pine School 93-66 and to Vero Beach 108-49. Top performances included a third-place nish by Sage Douglas in the 200 freestyle, a second place nished by Katie VanBeek in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. The 400 freestyle relay team of Douglas, DJ Nunez, Peyton Byrd and VanBeek nished third.  The Lady Brahman volleyball team too k it on the chin as they fell to District power house Martin County 25-17, 25-16, and 25-15 as they wrapped up their schedule in District 12-7A. Okeechobee will be the third seed in the district tournament this year. Sarah Davis had 17 assists, Darby Jones had 12 kills and Maci Thomas had 12 digs for Okeechobee (8-9). Martin County has won 32 consecutive district matches in volleyball. The Lady Brahmans looked for better results this weekend when they participate in the Swinging for the Cure Tournament held in Orlando. Okeechobee played Calvary Christian on 6 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.co m • Two Viking 1.25 acre parcels each $2,995 • 50X127.5 Lot NW 6th St (Okeechobee PK) $4,995 • 5+/-acres NW 30th Ter (Potter Rd) $42,000 • Basswood Lot 124x125 $6,000 Make Offer! • 319+/-acres on HWY 441 North $4,000,000 • Viking fenced 6+/-acres off of paved 101 Ranch Road. Seller Needs to Sell! Make offer. $20,000 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 3006-H: Treasure Island Lake Access 3 br/2 ba CBS home. This property is approved by HomePath Renovation Mortgage Financing. Make offer! $106,900 MLS #206220 FORECLOSURE FORECLOSURE REDUCED WATERFRONT ON 10+/ACRES 5003-H: Lazy 7 Estates 3/2/2 on acre. 2022 total sq ft/1290 under air. Many upgraded features. All Wood cabinets with tile backsplash and much more. $159,900 MLS #206138 5040-H: J&S Park 3 br/2 ba house on 2 lots. Large eat-in-kitchen, has front, side and back porches. 1438 SF under air. Needs some TLC. Make offer! $46,500 MLS #206168 5015-H: Country home zoned Ag. Concrete & brick. 2122 SF under air/3196 TSF., lg 30x60 barn w/3 stalls, wrkshp, Too many extras to list! $325,000 NOW $295,000 MLS #205942 5001-H: Okeechobee Hammock 3 bd/2 ba CBS house on a large lot. 1,320 Living Sq Ft. Great location for east coast commuters. $115,000 $107,000 MLS #205917 1005-M: Seminole Cove 2br/2ba, 2241 Total Sq Ft/1557 under air. Lg island kitchen, bkft area, lg enclosed addition w/storage rm and more. $110,000 MLS #206049 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 Over 100 Listings DRIVE THRU BUSINESS~BEST LOCATION! Corner of Hwy 70 and 710. 3305 SF bldg. w/ 21x34 apt-sleeping quarters. 12x21 Of ce, Generator, Surveillance cameras, pizza oven and much more. Turn Key Operation. $330,000 COMMERCIAL BUSINESS & PROPERTY 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 15 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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CITY OF OKEECHOBEE Now Hiring ACCOUNTS CLERK www.cityofokeechobee.com See website for application & job descriptionApplications also available at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Rm 100, Okeechobee, Fl 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215. Accepted until October 22, 2012, 4:30 p.m. Successful candidates are required to pass a preemployment substance screening/physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP CITY OF OKEECHOBEE Now Hiring FULL TIME DISPATCHER www.cityofokeechobee.com See website for application & job descriptionApplications also available at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Rm 100, Okeechobee, Fl 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215. Accepted until October 17, 2012, 4:30 p.m. Successful candidates are required to pass a preemployment substance screening/physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee Counties Inc. DFWP EOE P/T Okeechobee Eligibility/Resource & Referral Specialist A.S. in Early Childhood Education or Human Services with two yrs. related exp. The education requirement may be waived for a candidate with four or more yrs of related exp.. Previous work with the public in a social service setting is preferred. Knowledge of the eligibility rules, applicable laws, regulations, and procedures governing early learning programs preferred. Responsibilities include determining family eligibility for SR programs and VPK, as well as provide resource & referral services to families; Bi-lingual required. Salary Range: $13.00-$16.00/hourly based on exp. & quali cations. Deadline: October 15, 2012 Fax: 772-220-1229 or Email: resumes@elcirmo.org For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesOKEECHOBEE 3821 S.E. 25th Street (Treasure Island), Fri. & Sat. Oct. 12th & 13th, 7:00 AM 2:00 PM. Large Yard Sale Furniture, clothes, Avon & other collectibles, jewelry, kitchen items, Halloween items and many, many, more items. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads ServicesGolf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 PARTY ROOM The American Legion has a large room (2)For Rent for Weddings,Sweet 16, Birthdays or Holidays. Contact the Legion at: 763-2950 for rental details. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Full Time Maintenance Helper We are seeking a responsible person to assist in building and equipment repair and maintenance for a fresh packing facility. General mechanical ability and aptitude required. Hours include some weekend and exible shift time. Some lifting, manual dexterity and good work habits required. Bi Lingual helpful and must have reliable transportation. Please fax resume to: 863-692-0100 Employment MedicalExperienced LPN Needed for Cardiologist Of ce. Please fax resume to: 863-467-1156 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Medical Case ManagerNeed Adult MH Case Manager to provide services in Clewiston and Labelle area. Bilingual (Eng/Span) preferred due to the population being served. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Sociology or a related eld and 2-3 years experience. For info call Dee (HR Director) at: (863) 983-1423 or send an email to hgbhc13@embarq mail.com Employment Part Time Employment Part Time PT Driver Position 3 Days a week only MUST have CLEAN DL, able to lift 75 lbs., & able to drive. NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT. Apply in person @ Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery 251 NE 300th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday ONLY 863-467-6377 or 772-285-2901 Employment Part Time How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ComputersMicrosoft-Certified Computer Repair in Okeechobee. Onsite or Carry-In. Virus & Spyware Removal only $75. Onsite Wireless Networking. Experienced, Friendly, & Honest. Satisfaction Guaranteed. (561)302-9062 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 Pets/SuppliesBlack Lab Puppies 1 male, 2 female wormed & shots given $200.00 Call 863-763-0669 or 863-697-0311 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 MiscellaneousFARM/ RANCH FO R LEASE. 1300 AC. 3 HOUSES WITH BARN. 8 IRRIGATION WELLS. LONG TERM LEASE. HW Y 721 HIGHLANDS CO. CALL 318-458-6035 OR 318-742-6677. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Apartment for Rent 2BR 1 1/2 BA Large T own House In Town, V ery clean, W/D $650 mo, 1st, last & sec. Y early Lease 863-697-1129 BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784. COTTAGE 1/1, new paint, furnished, wi sat., local phone, electric incl. Dock. $150/wk. Call 863-467-1950 EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. NW OKEE: 2 Bedroom Apartments available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $650mo., $700mo. and $750mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. OKEECHOBEE 4/2, 3200 sq ft, downtown Okeechobee, Large gameroom, no yard to mow, wi included,no pets.$1250.00 water included. 863-634-7994. Commercial PropertyCommercial rentals 3 available, 600 sq ft, 1800 sq ft, and 2500 sq ft, in strip mall, 1 block from main intersection, call for pricing 863-634-7994. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Houses Rent1002 SE 8th Drive Newly Remodeled 2 bed, 1 bath $650.00 All appliances, tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy Last, security, references. Chris 863-447-3282 anytime 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 with garage, NO PETS. $1,100/monthly, 1st and last required. 2874 NW 33rd Ave. Basswood. Call Rafael 561-683-9754 OKEECHOBEE in town, 2 BR/1 BA, W/D hookup, fenced in estate, lawn serv., Non smkg. Envrnmt. Small pets ok. $700/mo. 1st, last, & $300 security. Call 941-504-3954. Office Space RentDowntown OkeechobeeOf ce Space starting at $350. 1200 Sq. Ft. Store Front also available. Park Street Of ce Suites (863)634-7622 RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 Rooms To RentFemale preferred, has private bathroom, washer and Dryer. $150.00 a week includes electric, water, wi and direct tv. For more information 863-623-6873 VacationRentalsOKEECHOBEE In CBS, 2br./1ba. w/lrg. eat-in kit. Short term lease avail. Call 863-467-2784. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale$47,900 STEAL 3br./2 ba. Built in 2004, needs nothing. Fenced yard, City water. Call 863-801-1739. Land SaleOKEECHOBEE Ft. Drum 5 acres $2,000 down Owner nancing Park your own trailer or build your home. Call 863-763-6358 Lots SaleLot For Sale in Playland Park 150 sq ft lot,corner of 46th Ave. and 18th St. $9,000 or best offer call for further information. 863-261-4197 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 DBL WIDE 3BR/2BA Sits on 1.25 acres. Pets OK. $750/mo. (561)718-1212 or (863)763-3631 Lovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. Just 15 minutes from Okeechobee and 1 1/2 mile from Kissimmee River boat ramp. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 Mobile HomeSaleNICELY REMODELED 2/1 mobile home in Oak Park, low monthly rent, part. furnished. Must see to appreciate. $17,700, offers considered. 772-562-8617. Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 From 499 mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 mo Loaded $0 down, Singlewides $299/mo 800-622-2832 ext 210 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Mobile HomeSalePINE RIDGE PARK 1 BEDROOM/1 BATH MOBILE HOME ON LARGE CORNER LOT. SEPTIC TANK & WELL. $14,000.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels89 Coachman 5th Wheel 36 ft., 1 slide out, fair condition. $2,200 o.b.o Okeechobee Area Call Paul 812-267-0606 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Four WheelDrive1986 Jeep Laredo 4x4, 6 cylinder. Call for more information 863-697-0993 or 863-467-7187 Parts/RepairsCHEVROLET 454 MOTOR $350.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000545 Central and Northern Area Data Logger Maintenance Services The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to the 2:30 p.m. opening time on November 13, 2012 from responsive and responsible bidders to maintain its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for a period of three (3) years with two one year renewal options. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on October 25, 2012, 10:00 A.M., in the SFWMD Headquarters Building B1, Conf Rm. No. 2A, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach Florida for all interested respondents. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov/procurement; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715, or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290 The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov 428192 OK 10/12/2012 CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENTS AND REZONINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Two Public Hearings will be held at this meeting; one to consider six Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Amendments, the other to consider 21 Rezonings, all initiated by the City and recommended by the Planning Board. Speci c information, maps and agenda are available on the website, cityofokeechobee.com, or contact City Clerk’s Of ce 863-763-3372. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 428598 ON 10/12/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Okeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlorinating potable water to insure the future safety of our drinking water. The water users may notice an unusual chlorine taste or odor in their tap water after October 15, 2012. These conditions will last thru October 29, 2012. These temporary conditions will not be harmful to your health; however, if you are on kidney dialysis, you should consult your physician for special instructions concerning this matter. If you have tropical sh or aquatic animals, you should contact you local tropical sh store for advice and take appropriate action to insure that you have properly treated the water before adding it to your aquarium. The hydrant ushing during this period may cause the water to become cloudy and discolored. This is a temporary condition and should not last more than a few hours. We sincerely regret any inconvenience you may experience during this time. Please keep in mind that this is necessary to provide safe water for the customers of Okeechobee Utility Authority. If additional information is needed, contact Kevin Rogers at 763-3239. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause you. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 428419 ON 10/12/2012 NORTHSHORE VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS’ MEETING & REGULAR BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Northshore Village Community Development District will hold a Landowners’ Meeting and Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, on November 8, 2012, at 23721 NE 48th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 The primary purpose of the Landowners’ Meeting is to elect four (4) Supervisors for the Northshore Village Community Development District. The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is to conduct any business to come before the Board. Copies of the Agendas for these meetings may be obtained by contacting the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of these meetings. From time to time one or more Supervisors may participate in the Special Board Meeting by telephone; therefore, at the location of the meeting there will be a speaker telephone present so that interested persons can attend the meeting at the above location and be fully informed of the discussions taking place either in person or by telephone communication. The meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law for Community Development Districts. The meetings may be continued as found necessary to a time and place speci ed on the record. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these meetings should contact the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least seven (7) days prior to the date of these particular meetings. NORTHSHORE VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 428399 ON 10/12,19/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeGROVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS’ MEETING & REGULAR BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Grove Community Development District will hold a Landowners’ Meeting and Regular Board Meeting at 2:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, on November 6, 2012, at Farm Credit of Florida located at 403 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The primary purpose of the Landowners’ Meeting is to elect three (3) Supervisors for the Grove Community Development District. The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is to conduct any business to come before the Board. Copies of the Agendas for these meetings may be obtained by contacting the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of these meetings. From time to time one or more Supervisors may participate in the Regular Board Meeting by telephone; therefore, at the location of the meeting there will be a speaker telephone present so that interested persons can attend the meeting at the above location and be fully informed of the discussions taking place either in person or by telephone communication. The meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law for Community Development Districts. The meetings may be continued as found necessary to a time and place speci ed on the record. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these meetings should contact the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least seven (7) days prior to the date of these particular meetings. GROVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 428266 ON 10/12,19/2012 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 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 Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 10-27-12 @ 10:00 AM Unit #117 Sabrina L. Yates Unit #221 Teresa S. Aguilar Unit #255 Carol A. Holland Unit #466 Antonio R. Bonilla 428586 ON 10/12,19/2012 Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! 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Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 NOTICE 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 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 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 2012TD166 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that INVESTOO LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3377 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE E 51.75 FT OF LOT 9 BLOCK 239 DESC AS FOLLOWS; COM AT THE SW COR OF LOT 2 BLOCK X SOUTH OKEECHOBEE RUN N ALONG THE W BDRY LINE OF BLOCK X DIST OF 40.66 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN 00 SEC W ALONG HOPKINS M/L DIST OF 9.97 FT THENCE RUN N 36.09 FT FOR A POB THENCE CONT N DIST OF 34.64 FT THENCE RUN E DIST OF 51.73 FT THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W FOR A DIST OF 62.30 FT TO THE POB, ALSO A PORTION OF ABANDONED 30 FT COUNTY RD DESC AS FOLLOWS;COM AT THE SW COR OF BLOCK X SOUTH OKEECHOBEE RUN THENCE N DIST OF 40.66 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W ALONG HOPKINS M/L DIST OF 9.97 FT FOR A POB THENCE RUN N DIST OF 36.09 FT THENCE RUN N 56 DEG 13 MIN 00 SEC E DIST OF 89.28 FT THENCE RUN E DIST OF 52.98 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W ALONG HOPKINS M/L FOR A DIST OF 153.10 FT TO POB 3-21-37-35-0020-02390-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: SUSAN J SULLIVAN ESTATE 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 15th 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. 426878 ON 10/5,12,19,26/2012 Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 orida.newszap.com

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Public Notice ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BIDS ARE REQUESTED FROM QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS BY THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF: PROJECT NO: FWC 12/13-17 PROJECT NAME: FISHEATING CREEK WMA COWBONE MARSH CHANNEL RESTORATION PROJECT LOCATION: GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA FOR: Work on this proposed Contract comprises installing a temporary access road 14-feet wide and 1.164 miles in length overlaid with composite interlocking mats, utilizing the temporary access road to transport approximately 27,000 CY of sand ll to be excavated and obtained from a borrow pit at a location shown in the Drawings, back lling an existing channel for about 10,000 feet, stabilizing the back lled channel with a native wetland seed prescription applied via hydro-seeding, removal of the temporary access road and restoring all disturbed areas. QUALIFICATION: Each bidder whose eld is governed by Chapter 399, 455, 489, and 633 of the Florida Statutes for licensure or certi cation must submit quali cation data of their eligibility to submit proposals with their bid. PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A non-mandatory pre-bid conference has been scheduled for 11:00am EDT on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at: Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area 1937 Banana Grove Road Moore Haven, FL 33471 (863) 946-1194 The Commission will be providing transportation (swamp buggies and airboats) to the site. One representative of each contractor may reserve a spot by calling Ms. Patricia Lloyd at the address listed above, at least 48 hours prior to pre-bid conference. Walk-ins may join only if extra space is available or if they can provide their own transportation. REQUIRED BONDS: On projects where the base bid and sum of all additive alternates exceeds $100,000, bids shall be accompanied by a bid guarantee of not less than ve (5) percent of the amount of the bid. After award of contract, a 100% performance bond and a 100% labor and material payment bond will be required. Sealed bids will be received, publicly opened and read aloud on: DATE AND TIME: November 06, 2012, 3:00 PM EST PLACE: Purchasing Of ce, Room 364, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600. Tel. (850) 488-3427 PROPOSAL: Bids must be submitted in full accordance with the requirements of the Drawings, Speci cations, Permits, Bidding Conditions, and Contractual Conditions. BID PACKAGE: Bid documents shall be obtained from the Commission, upon payment of $250.00, nonrefundable, for one set. The payment envelope MUST be plainly marked on the outside with the bid number. The bid package will be sent overnight upon receiving payment by the above-mentioned Purchasing Of ce. Provide contact information, phone and fax number, as well as complete return address. DO NOT PROVIDE POST OFFICE BOX FOR RETURN ADDRESS. or by downloading at no cost from: http://my orida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.search.criteria_form search for Advertisement Number: FWC 12/13-17. CONTACT PERSON: Direct questions to the Bid Supervisor: Ms. Christie Clark Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Purchasing Dept. 620 South Meridian Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600 Tel.: (850) 488-3427 Fax: (850) 921-2500 e-mail: christie.clark@myfwc.com 427919 ON 10/10,12,14/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-115 IN RE: ESTATE OF CYNTHIA A. BOYD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CYNTHIA BOYD, deceased, is date of death was June 20, 2012, and whose social security number is XXXXX-8447, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication is October 12th, 2012. Personal Representative: Florence Feger 909 Pit Road Antigo, WI 54409 Attorney for Personal Representative: Janice B. Richardson, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0036403 900 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 212-B Stuart, FL 34994 Tel.: 772-288-6222 428553 ON 10/12,19/2012 19 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 ACROSS 1 Fantasy author and forensic pathologist? 9 Jah worshipers 15 Reason for a pass 16 Strike caller 17 German shepherd 18 Some special forces headgear 19 It merged with Kmart in 2005 20 Hairy 21 High sch. VIPs 22 Behaviorist and teen confidant? 27 At first blush 30 Teen follower? 31 Infer 32 Indeed 33 Huckster and school supporter? 38 Toon dynamo, familiarly 41 Inspiration for the Frisbee 45 Lieu 48 Time, for one 49 British novelist and medic? 51 CD-__ 52 Droid in every Star WarsŽ film 53 Sweet cake thats an Easter tradition in Eastern Europe 55 Spots 57 University of Cincinnati team 60 Gangsters gun, in old-timey slang 61 Permits 62 Most people 63 Childrens author and roadside helper? DOWN 1 Thing that endures 2 Port of SW Italy 3 Thats just wrongŽ 4 That way madness liesŽ speaker 5 Tolkiens Skinbark and Leaflock, e.g. 6 Chinas Northern __ Dynasty, 386534 AD 7 First of the Maj. Prophets 8 Three-part fig. 9 Creator of a popular six-color puzzle 10 First name in aviation 11 Paid (for) 12 Maura of ERŽ 13 Lost __ 14 Paris possessive 20 Adlers subj. 22 Theda of silents 23 Bungle 24 Run-down theater 25 Before, in verse 26 Where Mandela was pres. 28 Dosage abbr. 29 Babbling Addams character 34 Coleridge work 35 __-do-well 36 Network that merged with The WB 37 David Beckhams org. 38 Half a fly 39 Withdrawal aid, briefly 40 Fraternity founded at New York University in 1847 42 Hoops embarrassment 43 Caught ones breath 44 As one 46 Lesothos home 47 Spoil rotten 48 Brit. military award 50 Lovers gift 53 Boaters edge 54 When Tony sings MariaŽ 55 Time often named 56 Under-the-sink brand 57 Arthur of All in the FamilyŽ 58 Spains Queen Victoria Eugenia,familiarly 59 __ snails pace By Matt Matera (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/15/11 04/15/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Crossword Puzzle Historical SocietyThe Okeechobee Historical Society will bmeet Monday, Oct. 15 at noon in the Museum Building on Hw y 98N. Anyone interested in attending, just bring a covered dish to share.Eagles pork dinnerCypress Hut Eagles will be serving pulled pork dinner by Dwayne on Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds go into the auxiliary national and local community charit y fund. For more information please call 863-467-1154.Eagles to host bingoOn Tuesday, Oct. 16, bingo starts at 1 p.m. at the Eagles North 9985 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee. On Wednesday, bingo starts at 4:30 p.m. Proceed go to the F.O.E. 4137 communit y bene t fund. Shrine Club to host Spaghetti DinnerShrine Club offers a delicious Spaghetti Dinner each Tuesday night including Tuesday, Oct. 16. Serving from 4-7 p.m. reservations not required. Smoke Free dining. For listening and dancing, music is provided from 5 until 8 p.m. $6 donation. All proceeds bene t Shrine Charities. Briefs Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week for Sept. 24-28. They are: Jacey Noles, Issayanna McQueen, Ma’Kayla Tolliver, Korbyn Lewis, Hunter Daniels, Jennifer Aguilar, Aidan Garcia, Yahira Gomez Garcia, Payton Collins, Jennifer Gomez, Anthony Hampton, Erin Prieto, Ashley Phares, Latt Durrance, Leo Lopez, Bryan Leonard, Alex Miller, Arena Haywood and Savon’Tae Holland.

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Legend has it that on misty mornings, just as the sun comes up, a woman in white sometimes strolls through E vergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee. As the s un pierces the morning’s fog, the ghostly gure evaporates. No one seems to know who she is or why she walks there ...On an island o the Florida coast, mariners say that at sunset, a headless p irate can be seen riding a ghostly palamino along the shoreline ... The Desert Inn in Yee Haw Junction w as a brothel in South Florida’s wilder p ast. The building is now a restaurant. But visitors claim some residents of the upstairs rooms never really left ... The Sunshine State has no shortage of spooky tales—ghostly pirates still guarding their treasures, spirts of suicides who haunt the places they died and old buildings where something “just doesn’t feel right.” Books chronicle the more famous tales, such as the star-crossed lovers who w ere sealed in a wall by the woman’s j ealous husband in the Castillo de San Marco in St. Augustine. Web sites o er rst-hand experiences of close encounters of the ghostly kind. Area residents retell stories they heard as children. Are the legends based on fact, or just colorful stories made up to scare children or entertain the tourists? Like some details in the ghost stories, it all depends on who you believe. At least one Florida city even seems to borrow ghosts from other places. Consider the story of the pirate Pierre LeBlanc. In the original story, LeBlanc was left on Seahorse Key to guard the treasure of Pirate Captain Jean La tte, with only a palamino horse for company. When a stranger came to the island, claiming to be there to hunt snakes to sell the snake skins for fancy leather boots and belts, the lonely LeBlanc welcomed the visitor’s invitation to enjoy some rum. When LeBlanc’s tongue was loosed by drink, the stranger tricked him into revealing the location of the treasure, and then killed him, cutting o his head with the pirate’s own cutlass. Legend has it that the headless LeBlanc can sometimes be seen at sunset, riding his spectral palamino along the shore. While the original story of Pierre LaBlanc is about Seahorse Key, one web site now claims the pirate haunts Treasure Island in Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay also hosts an annual party in honor of pirate Jose Gaspar who was said to h ave hidden loads of treasure on Gasparilla Island and died without telling anyone the location. Some locals claim that Jose Gaspar’s spirt still haunts the island, guarding his treasure. Others claim the ghost of a headless woman—a w ench who angered Jose Gaspar and lost her head in the argument—also haunts the island. But historians counter that the legend of the treasure of Gasparilla Island was more likely manufactured in the early 1900s to promote real estate sales. The name “Gasparilla” appears on maps which were made long before the time of the legendary pirate. Rather than the island being named for the pirate, it is more likely the pirate was named for the island. And the rst written account of the pirate treasure was in an advertising brochure for the Charlotte Harbor and Northern Railroad company. Believe them or not, the following are just some of the ghost stories connected with South Florida. If you want to explore the site of a legendary haunting, there are plenty to choose from. The Skyway Bridge: The original Skyway Bridge, constructed in 1954 over Tampa Bay was the scene of tragedy in 1980 when the freighter Summit Venture hit a support, causing part of the bridge to collapse and 35 people to plunge to their deaths. Most of the victims were passengers on a Greyhound bus. The bridge is also associated with a number of suicides. Some people claim to have seen the ghost of a young woman preparing to jump from the bridge. Others claim to have stopped for a young female hitchhiker who vanishes. There are also stories of shermen seeing a ghostly Greyhound bus on the shing pier that was part of the original bridge.Kissimmee River: “Ghost Stories of Florida” by Dan Asfar includes the story of boating enthusiast Rick Selzer who had a strange experience when boating on the river just north of Bassinger. He told the author he had heard stories that the river is haunted by the ghosts of pirates and by the ghost of someone who was eaten by an alligator. On one boat trip he was drawn by a splashing sound and followed an old oxbow to a pond he had never seen before. When he investigated, he found “the water was black—way too black to be natural,” the storyteller claims. “Then the splashing started up again. But this time it wasn’t so much a splashing but a huge watery upheaval. The center of the pond rose up with tremendous force and fell back on itself followed by a violent churning, like something huge was thrashing under the surface.” According to Selzer, nothing in the wetlands was big enough to make that stir. “But beyond its size, I could tell that there was nothing there—there was nothing under the surface. The water was churning on its own as if the whole bay was alive.” He ed back to his campsite. That night in the woods, he couldn’t shake the feeling that something had followed him from the river. He was awakened by a moaning sound and went to investigate. When he returned to his camp site, it was destroyed, tent collapsed, belongings strewn about, some items even up in trees. But although his food was scattered, none of it was taken, “not so much as a bite from any of it.” He searched for the prints of whatever animal might h ave done it, and could nd no prints except his own.The “old bank building” : The building referred to as "the old bank building" on State Road 70 in downtown Okeechobee, was actually only a bank for about two and a half years before the land speculation "bubble" of the 1920s burst. The building was used for a number of other purposes over the years, but the ghost story attached to the structure relates to the bank. According to the story, the bank was the site of a robbery by the infamous Ashley Gang and a member of the gang was somehow locked in the safe. The story goes on that the safe was broken and could not be opened, so the bank owner bought a new safe and covered over the old one. Reportedly, photos taken of the wall in front of the safe show a red tint. Some visitors to the building reported a feeling of unease. Another version of the story relates that an elderly woman hostage was also trapped in the safe. The building is not open to the public, but visitors may enjoy viewing the outside the structure which boasts a series of murals depicting the building's history. 2 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions October 2012 D o you believe in ghosts? Area ghost stories plentifulSee GHOST STORES— Page 3 Courtesy photoThe Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay is connected with several ghost stories. Courtesy photoThe “old bank building” on Park Street (SR 70) in downtown Okeechobee features historic murals on the outside, and some say the building harbors a spooky secret on the inside.

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2012 / 2013All dates, artists and programs subject to change. Titanic: The Musical The Living Christmas Tree The Lowe Family Christmas Spectacular The Great American Songbook Juan Siddi Flamenco Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Cirque Zuma Zuma Fiddler on the Roof Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Neil Simons Biloxi Blues TAP The Show! The Wizard of Oz Street Beat, Inc. 1977 College Drive | Belle Glade SPAIN RUSSIA TRANS-ATLANTIC AMERICA NASHVILLEBUY TICKETS @ www.dollyhand.org BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 AFRICA 3 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions October 2012 Lake Okeechobee: Do the spirits of Native Americans dance on the banks of Lake Okeechobee? One person who claimed to h ave seen these spirts said it was just at sunset when he saw what he thought were Seminole Indians, but w hen he tried to get closer, they vanished into thin air. This legend could be connected to the Seminoles who fought in the Battle of Okeechobee. Or, if they do exist, the restless spirits could be connected with an earlier tribe. The author of the web site www.weirdus.com relates, “Prior to 1910, early pioneers reported seeing human skeletons in the shallows around the southern end of Lake Okeechobee. Fishermen claimed to catch human skulls in their nets. A surv eyor clearing land on Grassy Island in the early 1900s, exposed more than fty human skeletons that were covered only w ith a couple of inches of sand. “Willis Crosby used to cat sh in Okeechobee and shared his story with me about nding a half dozen human skulls in 1953 just lying in the mud on Observation Island. “There were a bunch of other bones scattered all over the bottom, I guess they w ere human,” he recounted. “Everybody said they were Indian bones, it was pretty much common sight when the water w as down.” All accounts of nding human bones come from the area extending from Kreamer Island to Observation Island and the several square miles inbetween the mainland. “In 1918, the water level dropped to an all-time low revealing hundreds of human remains wedged in the silt along the north sides of Ritta and Kreamer Islands. There seemed to be no order to these skeletons. Bones of both adults and children were scattered all over the lake bottom. “According to one legend, in February 1841, two-hundred Seminoles, rather than be captured by the army, committed mass suicide. Allegedly, these people slit their own throats and ung themselves into the water where their bodies disappeared into the glades water.” Jonathan Dickinson State Park: Legend has it that the ghost of Trapper Nelson (born Vincent Nostokovich) haunts Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway in Hobe Sound. “Trapper” Nelson was born Vincent Nostokovich. He lived in the Loxahatchee from the 1930s until 1968. Trapper Nelson, called “The Wild Man of the Loxahatchee,” was an imposing gure at 6-feet, 4-inches, 240 pounds. He lived o the land, hunting and shing. He also caught many animals and built a small zoo to house them. Trapper Nelson made money by charging visitors to dock near his home and visit his zoo. He also wrestled alligators to entertain the tourists. On July 24, 1968, Trapper Nelson was found dead inside his cabin, with a shotgun wound to his abdomen. The county coroner ruled it suicide, but many who knew him did not believe he would h ave taken his own life. They pointed out that when he died, his traps were still set, and that Trapper Nelson would not h ave left animals to su er. He would also not h ave left his “zoo” animals in cages with no one to care for them. Some people speculated that he was killed by a jealous husband or someone who wanted his land. Another theory was that he had been killed by his brother in retaliation for testifying against him in court. Yet another theory is that he was killed by someone who thought he had a stash of money hidden. GHOST STORIESContinued From Page 2 Photo Courtesy Jonathan Dickinson State ParkSome visitors to Jonathan Dickinson State Park claim to have seen the ghost of the infamous Trapper Nelson, the “Wild Man of Loxahatchee.” See SPOOKY TALES — Page 4

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4 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions October 2012 Some park workers and visitors claim to have seen or heard the ghost of Trapper Nelson. The ghost is reported to be friendly to those who appreciate the park and even tries to irt with some of the female visitors. He is also said to be protective of park areas that were Indian burial grounds.DuPuis Wildife and Environmental A rea: The DuPuis Wildlife and Environmental Area is in northwestern Palm Beach and southwestern Martin Counties. The entrance is on Highway 76 (off U.S. 441 S.E. near Port Mayaca). According to online forums discussing the paranormal, there are reports that horses have spooked just before the appearance of a semi-transparent woman in a long cloak. There are also reports of ghostly Indians who disappear when the viewer attempts to get closer. Florida Atlantic University Humanities Building: The FAU Humanities Building in Boca Raton is reported to be haunted. A ccording to the stories, a female ghost has been seen by night shift employees. She is seen crying in the amphitheatre, but vanishes when approached. One night shift employee was closing the building for the night w hen he heard and reported that someone w as on the third oor, running and slamming doors. He and another employee searched the oor, each starting at an opposite ends. All doors were found locked, and no one was there.Spook Hill : Spook Hill is in Lake W ales, in Polk County, on the east side of N. Wales Drive, about a quarter mile south of Highway 17. It is called “Spook Hill” because cars appear to roll uphill. A sign explains the legend: "Many years ago an Indian village on Lake Wales was plagued by raids of a huge gator. The Chief, a great w arrior, killed the gator in a battle that created a small lake. The chief was buried on the north side. Pioneer mail riders rst discovered their horses laboring down hill, thus naming it "Spook Hill." When the road was paved, cars coasted up hill. Is this the gator seeking revenge, or the chief still trying to protect his land?" Fort DeSoto: Fort DeSoto Park is just outside St. Petersburg and is made up of ve connected islands. The park has a colorful history of soldiers, sailors, prisoners and pirates. It was also used as quarantine. Ghosts from a variety of eras have reportedly been seen there. The most famous ghost related to the fort is the pirate Juan Gomez. He is reported to be still searching for treasure. Oak Hammock Park: Oak Hammock Park, 1982 S.W. Villanova Road, in Port St. Lucie, is said to be haunted by the victims of a terrible crime. According to the book "Silent Scream," by Yvonne Mason, the bodies of two women were discovered in 1977 along the C-24 Canal at the site of what is now Oak Hammock Park. The girls were killed by Gerard John Schaefer, a former Martin County Sheriff's Of ce deputy believed to have killed about 30 women and girls in the 1960s and 1970s. Schaefer reportedly lured his victims in pairs and raped and killed one while the other watched before killing the second victim. According to the book "Weird Florida," by Charlie Carlson, the tree the two girls were hung from is believed to be haunted and is now called the Devil's Tree. In her book, Ms. Mason believes the rumor of a Devil's Tree at Oak Hammock Park was started by kids telling ghost stories after the two bodies were discovered. According to local folklore, chainsaws and any other chopping tools are rumored not to work around the tree. The problem is no one knows exactly where this tree is anymore if it's still there. The park's bathrooms are also believed to be haunted by ghosts of the girls who died there. Visitors report feeling a cold chill. They also report the doors slamming when there appears to be no one there. The Elliott Museum: The Elliott Museum, 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Hutchinson Island in Martin County, was established in 1961 by Harmon P. Elliott in memory of his inventor father Sterling Elliott. It is not so much the building itself that is reported to be haunted, but rather some of the historical items in the museum may have ghostly "attachments." Reports of paranormal activity at the museum include items being moved from one display to another, audio systems failing and doors opening and closing seemingly by themselves. Some visitors can't shake the feeling of being watched. There have also reportedly been sightings of an apparition of a young girl wearing a long white Victorian style dress who vanishes when approached.House of Refuge: Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge, 301 S.E. MacArthur Blvd., Hutchinson Island is the oldest building in Martin County. Ten such buildings were installed along the east coast of Florida in the 1870s to house those rescued from shipwrecks. The House of Refuge’s very existence is testimony to the number of shipwrecks along that shoreline. According to one legend, the property is haunted by the Ais Indian tribe that was estimated to h ave lived in the area more than 800 years ago. Other stories relate the house is haunted by some who found refuge there or by those who lived there as caretakers. Some claim to h ave smelled beef stew cooking although the kitchen has not been usable since the 1940s. There are also reports of seeing shards of a broken mirror in a bed, but when someone tries to examine the bed, the shards disappear. Okeechobee Battle eld: The Okeechobee Battle eld Historic State Park, 3500 S.E. 38th Avenue in Okeechobee (o U.S. 441 S.E.) was the site of the Battle of Okeechobee in 1837 the biggest and bloodiest battle of the Second Seminole War. Visitors to the area h ave reported strange sounds and feeling discomfort. Some even reported feeling as if someone had touched them, when no one was there. The Desert Inn: The Desert Inn, at Yee Haw Junction on U.S. Highway 441 at Highway 60 is connected with a number of ghost stories. According to “Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklore,” by Greg Jenkins, Yeehaw Junction started out as a resting stop for cattle drives and a depot for Flagler’s East Coast Railway. The upstairs of the building served as a bordello—and the Desert Inn has the distinction of being the only bordello on the National Historic Register. After the bordello closed, the inn provided lodging for weary travelers. Over the years, there were many deaths connected to the area including bar ghts that turned into shootouts and automobile accident victims who were taken to the inn for shelter and who died before medical help arrived. According to “Ghostly Legends,” in the early 1990s a traveler who was staying in one of the upstairs rooms committed suicide by hanging himself from an overhead pipe. Owner Bev Zicheck, who was interviewed for the book, found the body. Mrs. Zicheck reported that some sta members refused to go upstairs alone because people h ave strange f eelings and experiences there. Incidents include furniture apparently moving by itself, doors opening and closing and the sound o f someone pacing upstairs when no one is up there—and the door to the upstairs is padlocked. Roxanne Clark, one of the curren t managers of the restaurant, said she believes the ghost stories, but she isn’ t afraid as the ghosts add to the charm o f the historic building. The Desert Inn is now primarily a restaurant, with specialties including Cuban sandwiches, fried cat sh and a one-pound hamburge r called “The Ralphie.” Online sources for this article included www.weirdus.com; the shadowlands. net, www.haunted orida.com. Publishe d sources include: “Haunting Sunshine” by Jack Powell; “Haunt Hunter’s Guide to Florida,” by Joyce Elson Moore; “Ghos t Stories of Florida, by Dan Asfar; an d “Ghostly Legenda and Haunted Folklore, ” by Greg Jenkins. SPOOKY TALESContinued From Page 3 Courtesy photoThe Desert Inn at Yee Haw Junction has a colorful past and is reportedly home to a number of earthbound spirits. Courtesy photoThe legend of Spook Hill in Polk County involves a battle between a giant alligator and great warrior. Courtesy photoIn the late 1800s, victims of shipwrecks found shelter at the Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge. According to legend, the historic building may be haunted.

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November 2-3Big Cypress Reservationwww.ahtahthiki.com30290 Josie Billie Highway PMB 1003 Clewiston, FL 33440 877-902-1113 GPS: N 26 19.498, W 80 59.954Save the DateEntry fee includes admission to Museum. FREE PARKING. American artisans 15thAnnual2012AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS CELEBRATION 6 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions October 2012 Haunted Halloween NightDUPUIS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT A REA—The Dupuis Wildlife Management Area Visitor’s Center will host a Free Haunted Halloween Night event on Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. There w ill be a Howling Hayride for all ages, a Haunted House for ages 10 and up and v isits to the Noctural Wildlife Center. V isitors can search for candy in a massive haystack. There will be games and crafts for small children. Refreshments will be sold by area Boy Scouts. DuPuis is located 2 miles east of Port Mayaca or 7 miles w est of the junction for 710 on Hwy 76. The Visitors’ Center entrance is at Gate 5 (2.5 miles west of main entrance): 23500 S.W. Kanner Hwy. Canal Point. For more information, call 800-432-2045, extension 3339 or email kkanter@sfwmd.gov. This free event is sponsored by the South Florida Water Management District and coordinated by Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies.Ghost Tours: An Evening in the DarkWEST PALM BEACH—It is said that if y ou quietly stroll by the Riddle House in historic Yesteryear Village, 9067 Southern Blvd. in West Palm Beach at night, y ou could experience a chilling sighting or sound. Climb the creaking, wooden stairs inside and you might just bump into someone or something very frightening. For years, there have been whispers of hauntings, ghost sightings and cloaked gures in several of the town’s buildings. Some spirits have been chronicled on national television. Paranormal experts from throughout the nation have v isited to conduct their own investigations and document evidence. Now, see for yourself! Scheduled stops include the fabled Riddle House. From there, move on to the mysterious Corbett area shack where legend says bodies were once found. What about the abnormal clock at the Pineapple Processing Plant that stopped working at midnight and w as found on the oor stuck at 3 a.m.., the identical time a soldier was killed a century ago? As you eerily wind your w ay through Yesteryear Village, your tour guide reveals the haunts, history and bizarre sightings of these buildings and others. Tours are planned for Friday, Nov. 2 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-790-5232.Okeechobee’s Halloween PartyOKEECHOBEE—Okeechobee Main Street, the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee, the Board of County Commissioners, the Okeechobee County Sheri ’s O ce and the City of Okeechobee Police Department are sponsoring the annual Halloween Festival at the Agri-Civic Center, o State Road 710 in Okeechobee County, as a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. This exciting event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will include a haunted stable, kid’s korral, costume contest, pumpkin contest and over 40 booths of spooky entertainment, fun, prizes and candy. The costume contest will be in the center of activities. The haunted stable will be open for anyone who dares to walk through the door. This year you can bring your pre-decorated or pre-carved pumpkin with you to the Agri-Civic Center for a Pumpkin Judging. Pumpkins will be set up outside the arena for visitors to see and prizes will be awarded based on number of entries. Judging of the pumpkins will take place at 7:00 p.m. The pumpkin contest is for youth up to 14 years of age. Admission, parking and all activities for this event are FREE to the public. For more information, contact Cindy Birdashaw at the Main Street O ce, 111 N.E. 2nd Street, or call 863-357-6246.Fall Kids FestivalCLEWISTON—Sugar Festival Park on Osceola Avenue in Clewiston will be the site of a Fall Kids Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. The festival will include fun, games, candy, food for all ages, a car show, costume contest and pet costume contest (all pets must be on a leash). Halloween Happenings File photoYoung and old alike enjoy dressing up for the annual Halloween Party at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.

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As well as videos of our attorneys that provides you with valuable information.www.frankwhiteboyd.comOfces located in Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, Stuart, and Vero Beach 7 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions October 2012 Rockin’ Rod Car Show and Swap MeetOKEECHOBEE—The ARC of Okeechobee will host the Okeechobee Rockin’ Rod Car Show and Swap Meet on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This car show will be at the Philippine A merican Cultural Foundation, 5154 S.W. 16th Avenue in Okeechobee. The purpose of the “Rockin’ Rod Car Show & Swap Meet” is to provide a positive outlet and avenue of competition for the car customization enthusiasts. The customization of the show includes people who restore and customize vehicles within the classic, modern, antique and rat rod division. For more information, check out the website www.okeechobeerockinrodshow.com or contact event chair, Sid Estrada at 863-610-0515, Jeannie Bramlett at 863-261-6594, or event consultant, Chris McArthur at 863-697-8721.Reflections Across TimeCLEWISTON—The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum of the Seminole Tribe of Florida now features Re ections Across Time: Seminole Portraits, a new exhibit that w ill contrast the historical interpretation of Seminole warriors by artists of the past with those of today’s Seminole artists. The Exhibit will be on display through Nov. 4, 2012 at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki and then will travel to the Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida from Nov. 17, 2012 through Jan. 13, 2013. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, 34725 West Boundary Road, Clewiston, (north of Interstate 75 o of Exit 49).Planetarium plans fall showsFORT PIERCE—Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium Starlight Series 2012-2013 begins Oct. 19 with the galactic show, “The Goldilocks Planet.” A udiences will join in a search for other earthlike worlds and orbiting distant stars that are “just right” for supporting life. The Goldilocks Planet will be presented on Oct. 19 and 20, Nov. 2 and 3, and Nov. 16 and 17. Planetarium show times are Friday evenings at 7 and 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 1 and 2 p.m. Tickets are $3 each and may be purchased at the IRSC Box O ce at the McAlpin Fine A rts Center or by calling 1-800-220-9915 w ith VISA, Discover, American Express, or MasterCard or visit www.irsc.edu. Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and for children over the age of four. The Hallstrom planetarium’s temperature is maintained at 72 degrees and v isitors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.Signature Chefs AuctionVERO BEACH—The Treasure Coast’s 4th Annual Signature Chefs Auction, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, will be an unforgettable evening, and well worth the drive to The Moorings Club, 100 Harbour Drive, in Vero Beach. A showcase of the Treasure Coast’s top chefs and best restaurants, complete with live and silent auctions, will tantalize your taste buds while helping to further the mission of the March of Dimes. The nest chefs on the Treasure Coast will prepare their gourmet signature dishes. For tickets or additional information, contact Pam Crowley at 772-410-5460 or pcrowley@marchofdimes.com. World Beer FestivalESTERO—All About Beer Magazine will present the World Beer Festival on Saturday, Nov. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. at Germain Arena in Estero, 11000 Everblades Parkway. The festival will feature beer samples from craft, specialty and imports from local, regional, national and global breweries. The festival will bene t Estero Relay for Life and the Sidney and Bern Davis Arts Center. For more information online, see the World Beer Festivals page on Facebook.21st Lake Okeechobee HikeLAKE OKEECHOBEE -The annual “Big O Hike” will start Nov. 17. This will be the start of the 21st annual hike around Lake Okeechobee on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 35 feet above the surrounding countryside. Hikers assemble at the Pahokee Marina ready to take the rst step at 8 a.m., heading north for a nine day, 110 mile trek. The hike is actually a series of one day hikes and participants can join or le ave the other hikers at any trail head around Lake Okeechobee. There is no charge for the hike. For information contact Paul Cummings at Cummingsps@att.net or write to him at 9887 Cross Pine Court, Lake Worth or call 561-963-9906.Craft Fair in the WoodsOKEECHOBEE -Freedom Ranch, 11655 Hwy. 441 S.E. will host the Sixth Annual Craft Fair in the Woods on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will feature Christmas decorations, jewelry, woodcrafts, ne art, baked and canned goods, fabric, yarn, paper and yard crafts and more. The fair will also feature swamp buggy rides and pony rides. Vendors interested in participating should contact Freedom Ranch/Alpha Ministries at 863-763-9800 or email craftfairinthewoods@gmail.com. Special events and celebrations

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something BlueFORT PIERCE—The Indian River State College Performing and Visual Arts Department is kicking o the new season Thursday, October 11 with the variety concert “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” featuring the IRSC Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and the “Company” Singers. The show will feature a diverse medley of favorites from the golden ages to the eclectic present with jazz to pop, contemporary and more. The variety concert runs Oct. 11-13 at 8 p.m. and also now o ers two 2 p.m. matine performances, Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13. Tickets can be purchased online at www.irsc. edu or at the box o ce located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. F0r more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 1-800-220-9915.Edison Pops @ SunsetFORT MYERS—The Edison Pops @ Sunset concert is planned for the Lee County Campus grounds on Saturday, Oct. 27. This year Edison State College celebrates 50 years in Southwest Florida with special guests, American English, The Complete Beatles Tribute band and the Edison Pops Orchestra. Described as one of the most authentic tribute bands in the country, American English performs songs that span the entire career of The Beatles from 1963-1970. The band replicates every musical detail including costume changes, vintage instruments and special e ects. American English magically creates “The Complete Beatles Tribute!” The gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information go online, to www.edisonpops.com or call Reba Singleton at 239-489-9286.Cat on a Hot Tin RoofFORT PIERCE—The Pollitt family has gathered to celebrate their patriarch “Big Daddy’s” birthday. The tone is right, but the mood is somber. Sins of the past, greedy hopes for the future, and a desperate eagerness not to believe the truths that surround them make this play a delicately wrought exercise in human communication. The play will be presented in the Indian River State College McAlpin Theatre, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Nov. 1, 2 and 3. For information, contact the box of ce at 1-800-220-9915 or email boxo ce@irsc.edu.Titanic: The MusicalBELLE GLADE—Titanic the Musical will be presented at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. This is a brand new, national tour revival honoring the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated journey. The winner of ve Tony Awards including Best Musical, this sweeping musical recounts the dreams, hopes and aspirations of those aboard the Titanic through individual stories and breathtaking songs. High-tech imagery takes you inside the historic Titanic. This production features one of the largest casts ever assembled on the DHCAC stage! The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade which is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.Dial M for MurderLABELLE—The Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 North Bridge Street in LaBelle will present “Dial M for Murder” Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-4. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Patrons are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes in advance in order to be seated before the show starts. “Dial M for Murder” was written by Frederick Knott and will be directed by Deb Kik. For more information, call 863-675-3066.The Marvelous WonderettesOKEECHOBEE—Okeechobee Community Theatre, SW 2nd Ave. a t 7th Street, will present “The Marvelous Wonderettes” on Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10, at 8 p.m. It’s the 1958 Spring eld High School prom, and the Marvelous Wonderettes h ave been asked to perform. They are four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about thei r lives and loves, we are treated to performances of such classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 more. You’ve never had as much fun at a prom, and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes. For ticket information, call 863763-1307 or email info@okeecommunitytheatre.com. 8 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions October 2012 Plays, concerts, and more ... PERFORMING ARTS



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Friday, October 12, 2012 50 Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 123 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 15.92 feetLast Year: 11.24 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Corrections of cers eye socket broken in attackBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News A corrections of cer at Okeechobee Correctional Institute suffered a broken eye socket, two black eyes and cuts to the face when he was attacked by an inmate Oct. 8. According to the OCSO Deputy Anthony Kiblers report, Corrections Ofcer Michael Valentino was conducting cell searches in E-Dorm wing 3 when an inmate, Willie Bonner, started arguing with him. The of cer ordered Bonner to the sally port. While walking to the dayroom, Bonner continued arguing with the of cer, the report continues. Once at the sally port, the of cer ordered Bonner to cuff up. Bonner refused to allow himself to be handcuffed and attacked the of cer. The 5, 180 lb. Bonner struck the side of the of cers head with a closed st, causing Of cer Valentino to fall to the ground, according to the report. Bonner continued to strike the of cer with his sts. As the inmate crouched over the him, the of cer tried to take out his chemical agents. The inmate then grabbed Of cer Valentinos chemical agents can and attempted to use the spray on the of cer. OCI inmate attacks staff member G host stories a nd legends ... Inside! Minimal regatta winners Page 10 Willie Bonner See OCI Page 8 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Twenty-four high achievers honored Tuesday night by the Okeechobee County School Board for top marks on the FCAT tests last spring. Eight, third graders honored, seven fourth graders, and nine fth graders earned the distinction this year. Third graders honored included Shelby Sumner, Jacob Pummell, Jaydon Egger, Joseph Nettles, Ethan Adamo, Eliza Leitner and Ayden Wyatt. Fourth graders honored were Maxwell Abreu, Jeffrey Younger, Natalie Banuelos, Brandon Mowat, Kendall Harrison, Exlexia Ochoa and John Pearce. Fifth graders honored included McKenna Hickson, Kennedee Brewer, Christine Groso, Sarah Roehm, Colton Taylor, Arianna Lorusso, Mariah Spelts, Simran Merchant and James Pippin. Superintendent Ken Kenworthy said a large number of students achieved at least a level 5 in at least two subject areas of the test. He intends to bring middle school students to be honored in November and the high school students who reached such a milestone in December. We want to congratulate all of these kids for making Okeechobee County Schools loo k so good, he added. The members of the fth grade honored were McKenna Hickson, Kennedee Brewer, Christine Groso, Sarah Roehm, Colton Taylor, Arianna Lorusso, Mariah Spelts, Simran Merchant, and James Pippin. Employees honored upon their retirement School board honors high achievers Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy(Left to right) Shelby Sumner of Central Elementary, Jaydon Egger of North Elementary, Joseph Nettles of North Elementary and Navaeh Pena of North Elementary, were third graders who earned high achiever status for the FCAT last spring. Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy(Left to right) Fourth graders last year, John Pearce of North Elementary, Elexia Ochoa of North Elementary, Maxwell Abreu of Osceola, Jeffrey Younger of Osceola, and Natalie Banuelos of Everglades Elementary, were named high achievers for the 2012 FCAT. See SCHOOL Page 8

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Weather forecast for Okeechobee and surrounding area from the National Weather ServiceLocal forecastFriday: Sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Extended ForecastSaturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Windy, with a north northeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East northeast wind around 10 mph. Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East northeast wind around 5 mph. 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! Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Oct. 12TH Thurs., Oct. 18THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: TAKEN 2Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIAFri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 III: HERE COMES THE BOOMFri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG PG 2 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 Pet of the WeekAvailable for adoption at Okeechobee Human Society/Pet Rescue is Jake. He is a nice well-trained little guy. He does well with other dogs and children. Hes neutered and vaccinated. The donation/ adoption fee for Jake is $175. Microchip activation is $25. To see more of our adoptable pets go to www.animalrescueokeechobee.org. The Okeechobee Pet Rescue is on U.S. 98 next to the Livestock Market. 863-357-1104 Special to the Okeechobee News/Raye DuesingerAnnual pumpkin patchThe First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch has reopened to get everybody, especially the children, ready for this fall holiday season. Come and take pictures with the scarecrow or put your head in a pumpkin for a treasured memory. Or just take home the makins of a wonderful pie. The church is located at 200 N.W. 2nd St., behind Walgreens. Special to the Okeechobee News/Okeechobee Pet Rescue Okeechobee Forecast Shrine Club needs can tabsThe Okeechobee Shrine Club is collecting the pull tabs from aluminum cans. Bring yours to the club where we convert them to gas money for the free transportation van of local patients to the Shrine Hospital. For more information on this and other projects, please call Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427 or Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or call the club at 863763-3378.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sale Hours: 9am 6pm, Friday 9am 5pm, SaturdayFri., Oct. 12thSat., Oct. 13th3427 Hwy. 441 S Okeechobee(863) 763-6557 UP TO 75% OFF!(Excluding Christmas & Cards) Suzies Shop 3 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting of the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) Board of Directors was marked by more discussion than action. First Baptist Church requested the use of the vacant lot owned by OUA at the corner of S.W. Park Street and S.W. Seventh A venue for parking for a community event on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The church had a permit from the city for the event and liability insurance. Therefore, board members had no objections. However, since OUA has no policy on use of its property the request provoked a lengthy discussion about formulating a policy concerning use of OUA property by outside groups. In the end, staff w as directed to formulate a policy and bring it back to the board for approval. John Hayford, OUAs executive director, informed the board that recently three employees had resigned. The reason appeared the be better salaries. This initiated a discussion of the fact that while OUA salaries might be lower than in private industry, the bene ts were higher than with many private employees. The board also discussed whether or not utility connections are required by residents along the route of newly constructed water lines. It appears the county land development regulations require residents to hook up. However, there was some question about city regulations and staff was directed to seek clari cation from the city administrator. The utility had been utilizing a 4-day, tenhour work week on a trial basis. Since that schedule was working so well, the board adopted it permanently. Mr. Hayford informed the board that the city has one applicant for the board seat held by Rev. Randy Huckabee, who recently resigned. He said the city council would be considering that application at their next meeting. He also informed the board that the State Route 70 E. project would require OUA to move two water mains from the road right of way and put a new water main across the road at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. In addition he said intersection improvements in front of the chamber of commerce building would cause OUA to have to move a water main. In routine business, the board: received the monthly nancial report; approved the monthly invoice from Alcalde and Fay for lobbying services in the amount of $3,264; approved payment of an invoice from Eckler Engineering in the amount of $2,671.20 in connection with the vacuum station 1 rehabilitation; in accordance with OUA policy, the board agreed to write off a total of $1,532.54 in outstanding accounts of less than $50 that are older than one year and will not be pursued for payment; approved payment of $7,422.19 to Melville and Sowerby for September legal services in connection with the Land Ventures of America lawsuit; and, adopted a resolution clarifying the banks designated as depositories for OUA funds.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. OUA board discusses employee pay Okeechobee News/Pete GawdaPeggy Aaron of the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) Finance Department was recognized at the Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting of the OUA Board of Directors for 10 years service to the utility. Steve Nelson, chairman of the board, made the presentation. Quit smoking nowA program for those who wish to quit smoking cigarettes or quit using other tobacco products will be held on Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5, 12, 19, at Raulerson Hospital 1796 U.S. Hwy. 441 N. (in the cafeteria). The program is free and w ill include a support group and help with relapse prevention. Free nicotine replacement therapy (gun, patches and lozenges) w ill be provided for those who quality. To register, call 877-819-2357.Lecture on Natural Health and Nutrition plannedA lecture pertaining to natural health and nutrition will be given on Monday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center. The public is invited. Dr. Douglas will be the speaker. Seating is limited so please call by 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 to RSVP, 863-763-4320.Evening hours for screening mammogramsRaulerson Hospitals Outpatient Department will offer evening hours for screening mammograms on Thursday Oct. 25, at 1926 Hwy. 441 North from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For information or to make an appointment, call 863-7639228. Health Briefs

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Political ads Is anyone getting tired of hearing someone running for of ce saying Im so and so and I approve this message (duh), and after t hat this whiney voice comes on and tries to destroy their opponent? This is not how our c ountry was established. Why cant these s o-called politicians try to let us know what t hey want to do to improve things when t hey are elected instead of trying to destroy t heir opponents? This is so stupid. I love this c ountry, it is the best country in the world and it is that way because of our founders and our Constitution and the way it was w ritten. It will stay that way as long as the s o-called politicians cannot gure out a way t o change it. I am so sick of seeing on telev ision all these sickening political commerc ials and after the elections in November t he party that loses will start all over the next day for another four years. They must have had one super garage sale to raise multimillions of dollars to pay for these stupid commercials. I also could never understand why s omeone would spend tens of millions of dollars to get a job that pays under $200,000 a year or less. Does anyone agree or am I j ust old and behind the times?High school Last year a decent, hard-working, lowincome 12th grader with a disabled mother, w ho desperately needed assistance in planning his future, became bewildered and disheartened when he tried to get help. Twice, I suggested that he should make an appointment with his adviser, then sit and have a c andid talk with him/her and discuss his iss ues. He quickly told me that does not help. He said he tried numerous times and it is a w aste of time for he gets nowhere. He added t hat all they do is sit, smile with you and after y ou leave the of ce they close your le and put it away. Come on OHS staff, if students s eek your assistance, help them.Regatta I want to compliment the Kiwanis Club on the great event they held for the community on Saturday. The kids had an absolute blast. They especially loved climbing all over the pirate ship and pretending to be pirates. I hope this grows and continues to be a terrific community event. Its not just a boat race. Its a big community party. And a special thanks to those whose boats sank and they were good sports about it. I think the crowd enjoys the boats that sink the most. Half the fun of watching the races is guessing which boats will sink.Taxes We will never see legislation to tax the wealthy and heres why: According to a new report in The Washington Post, the median net worth of the current Congress rose 5 percent during the recession while it fell 39 percent for the average American. The wealthiest one-third of lawmakers saw their net worth rise 14 percent. The Washington Post disclosed these statistics in a recent story on the wealth gap between Congressional members and the American public. I do not understand what the big fuss is about federal funding for Sesame Street. They make millions on the merchandising licenses for toys and games from Big Bird and the Sesame Street characters. Remember the Tickle Me Elmo doll craze? With the millions they get from the licensing fees, they should not need taxpayer dollars. They needed funding when they started. But it has been over 40 years and they have established a good income from the merchandising. Its time to give the taxpayers a break. When balancing the budget, Congress should consider the rule of thumb discussed in the debate. For each expense, ask Is this something we are willing to borrow money to fund? That will quickly separate the things we must fund from the things it would be nice to have but we as a nation cannot afford right now and the pet projects there is no good reason to fund in the rst place. Some of the grants they give for these socalled scienti c studies are just ridiculous. It seems like no one wants to pay taxes, but everyone wants the services paid for by taxes. Rebekah BishopRebekah Bishop is a student at Indian River State College. When I met Rebekah, her beautiful smile and soft demeanor belied the struggle she had with Ewings sarcoma, a rare disease that occurs most frequently in teens and young adults in which cancer cells are found in bone or soft tissue. On February 4, 2005 when Rebekah was 14 years old, the bone cancer was diagnosed. Chemotherapy was initiated and, becaus e the chemo lowered her blood count by killing off healthy blood cells, Rebekah required 12 transfusions of blood and platelets to survive the treatment. Rebekah is very proud of her family and friends who donated thei r own blood in her name to replace the blood used to save her life. On February 4, 2008 exactly three years later Rebekah was diagnosed again with Ewings sarcoma resulting in further chemotherapy, surgery, and one more unit o f blood to bring her blood count back to normal range. Rebekah had a check-up two months ago that showed everything is clear and sh e is cancer-free. Her smile is a testament to th e caring friends and family who donated thei r own blood in order to replace the blood necessary to save her life. Rebekah said, Giving blood is a good thing to do for everyone who can because it saves peoples lives. You can give the gift of life. The Seventh Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup will b e held at Hammerheads on Nov. 17 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Please com e donate a unit of your blood and save lives; each unit of blood can save three lives. I hope to see you at the Roundup, Susan Williams October 12, 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! Special to the Okeechobee NewsRebekah Bishop Learn about advanced directivesRaulerson Hospital will host a session with Everything you need to know about Advanced Directives on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. RSVP: 863-763-9228.Mammography Suite tour offeredMeet the director of Radiology and tour the Mammography Suite at Raulerson Hospital on Friday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. The program will be in the Raulerson Hospital cafeteria. Refreshments will be served. RSVP at 863-763-9228.Dine with the doctorDr, Benjamin Epstein, orthopaedic surgeon, will be the featured speaker at Raulerson Hospitals Dine with the Doctor event on in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria on Oct. 30. Dinner will start at 4:30 p.m. at a cost of $5 per person. The lecture, which is free, starts at 5 p.m. Please RSVP: 863-763-9228. Health Briefs

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News When they met Tuesday evening, Oct. 9, the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board imposed a ne on two properties and recommended foreclosure on the third. This property has been an ongoing problem, code enforcement of cer Fred Sterling said of the 206 S.W. Ninth Ave. property owned by Alumni Partners, II, LLC. It is a disaster. Based on Mr. Sterlings testimony the code board found that the owners were guilty of two sections of the city code dealing with public nuisance and general cleaning and beauti cation. They were ned $25 a day for every day of violation beginning seven days from the date of proper noti cation. The 1108 N.W. Seventh Court property of Reynaldo Esquivel was also cited for the same violations. Mr. Esquivel was ned $25 a day for every day of violation starting seven days after proper noti cation. Mr. Sterling informed the board that Kurt Keplingers property at 407 N.E. Ninth Ave. had two liens led against it for two separate code violations totaling $53,225. This piece of property has been a thorn in everybodys side for 5 or 6 years, the code enforcement of cer said. The property is vacant. Mr. Sterling said the owner had left and had told him he was not coming back. The board agreed with Mr. Sterlings recommendation that the case be referred to the city council recommending the council foreclose on the property. The property at 1018 N.W. Fifth Ave, which had been owned by Alumni Partners, had been cited for public nuisance and general cleaning and beauti cation violations. However, Mr. Sterling informed the board that the property has recently been sold and the new owner had not been properly notied yet. Therefore that case was not heard. The 805 S.E. Sixth Court property belonging to Rene and Terry Lieurance had also been cited for violations of the public nuisance and general cleaning and beauti cation codes. Mr. Sterling said the owners lived in Fort Myers. As soon as they learned of the violation, they began cleaning up the property. He said it was about 80 to 85 percent cleaned up. Therefore, that case was postponed until the next code board meeting. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Code board recommends property foreclosure 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOURCome worship with usSunday 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 5 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man faces drug traf cking charges following an investigation by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force. Gerald Steven Price, 48, of N.E. Sixth Street, faces felony charges of sale of a controlled substance/oxycodone (two counts), possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell (two counts), sale of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church, possession of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church, trafcking in oxycodone and child endangerment. He also faces misdemeanor charged of possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond totals $327,000. According to the arrest report, the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force used several con dential sources to purchase oxycodone from Price on several occasions during the course of the investigation. Video and audio recordings were made during the investigation. When a search warrant was executed at Prices residence, the Narcotics Task Force found oxycodone, oxycontin, marijuana and two marijuana pipes in the residence, within the reach a young child who lives in the residence. David Edward Farmer, 46, of S.W. 28th Avenue, was also arrested in connection with the undercover operation. Farmer is charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance/oxycodone and two counts possession of a controlled subjected with intent to sell. According to the report, Farmer was released on his own recognizance because he is the only caregiver for his father, who recently suffered a stroke. Local men accused of oxycodone traf cking David Farmer Gerald Price The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs 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). James Donald Beaty, 45, of N.W. 160th Street, was arrested Oct. 9 and charged with six counts of doctor shopping. Bond was set at $18,000. The Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force conducted the investigation that lead to the arrest. Kimberly Kay Lyons, 29, of SE 66th Avenue, was arrested Oct. 9 on an Okeechobee County warrant. She is charged with two counts of grand theft, more than $300. Bond w as set at $3,000. Cathalina Maria Villarreal, 28, of S.E. 27th Street, was arrested Oct. 9 on a charge of dealing in stolen property. OCSO Deputy William Jolly was the arresting of cer. Bond was set at $10,000. Own Jack Albritton, 27, of N.W. 294th Street, was arrested Oct. 9 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. OCSO Deputy Robbie Lamb was the arresting of cer. Alisha Rudd, 31, of S.E. 14th Ct. was arrested Oct. 10 on an Okeechobee County warrant and charged with VOP-grand theft (amended) and VOP-burglary of a structure (amended). No bond was set. 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

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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.Betty Metzcher, 93OKEECHOBEE Betty Metzcher passed away Oct. 9, 2012 in Okeechobee. She was born March 28, 1919 in Burlington, New Jersey. She married Oliver Metzcher in 1938 and they came to Okeechobee from New J ersey in 1973. She w as of the Methodist faith and enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Metzcher was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Metzcher; daughter, Dottie Whipple Bauer; grandson, David Kelly Whipple; step-grandson, Christopher Thomas; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her two sons, Dennis Metzcher of Burlington, N.J., and Donnie Metzcher of Okeechobee; daughter, Dianne Litteral (Bobby) of Okeechobee; 12 grandchildren, Dianne Standefer (Rick), Sean Whipple (Laura), Dudley Kirton (Cheryl), Spencer Kirton (Shannon), Corey Kirton (Sam), Ryan Metzcher, Keri Lee (Cory), Mandy Metzcher (Kevin), Denny Metzcher, Theresa Metzcher, Katelyn and Prissy (Charlie); great grandchildren, Megan Whipple (Sean), Eric, Aubrey, Aidan, Eoin, Josh, Jason, Kristen, Montana, Bailey, Shelby, Landi, Trenton, Chance, Kaylee, Liam, Adryanne, Brylee, Jaylin, Britton, Cody, River; and great-great-granddaughters, Remi and Emaree; and extended family, Karen and Brent, Casey, Shelly, Trevor and Wylie, Chris, Sarah, Landon, Veronica, Sandy, Amanda, Dana and Devon, Corbin, Trish and Weston. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2012 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973, American Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Foundation. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Charles Anthony Harvey, 81LORIDA Charles Anthony Harvey passed away Oct. 9. 2012 at his residence. He was born on June 11, 1931, in Anderson, S.C., he was a veteran of te U.S. Marine Corps and moved to Lorida, Florida in 1974. He was a truck driver for Jones Oil & Tire for many years. Charles is the son of the late James Harvey (step mother Cora Lee Harvey) and Winne Fay Thrasher. He is preceded in death by his son, Charles Anthony Harvey, Jr.; and daughter, Linda Harvey. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carolyne Harvey; four daughters, Wanda (Dale) Behnke of Calif., Teresa (James) Lester of Lakeland, Lisa (Fitz) Jacobs of Lorida, and Anita Fay (Mac Allan) Faircloth of Okeechobee; four sons, James Harvey of Calif., John F. Harvey of Japan, John D. Harvey of Tallahasse, Samuel Garner of Sebring, Fla; 23 grandchildren; and two great grandchilden. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. followed by a service on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, by Barry Johns and Lisa Jacobs at the Lorida Baptist Church in Lorida. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Camron Deon Willis, 4OKEECHOBEE Camron Deon Willis died unexpectedly on Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, in Cocoa, Fla. Camron was born in Port St. Lucie, Fla. and lived with his father in Virginia. He is survived by his father, Mike Willis of Waynesboro, Va.; mother, Alisha Rudd; and a brother, Jordan Willis, both of Cocoa, Fla.; grandparents, Doug Bain and Carlena Bain, both of Okeechobee, William Willis of Waynesboro, Va., Donna Ortiz (Rene Jimenez) of Okeechobee; greatgrandparents, James and Myrtle Wells of Waynesboro, Va., Jeremy and Denise Garnsey of Okeechobee; great-greatgreat-grandparents, Ray and Norma Leitner of Okeechobee; uncles, Rock Potter of Waynesboro, Va., Dalton Bain, Norman, Heath and Timmy Leitner, all of Okeechobee; aunts, Cheyenne Rudd and Brittany Willis, both of Okeechobee, Taunya Terrell-Bell of Virginia Beach, Va., Alexis Bain of Ft. Myers, Fla.; great-uncle, Billy Potter of Waynesboro, Va.; great-aunt, Tammy Wood of Waynesboro, Va.; and cousins, TreAvon and Brandon Terrell, both of Waynesboro, Va., and Abigail Grace Rivera of Okeechobee. Visitation will be held today, Oct. 12, 2012, from 1 p.m. until service time of 3 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Mary Hofmann, 87OKEECHOBEE Mary Hofmann passed away Oct. 10, 2012 in Okeechobee. She was born Nov. 30, 1924 in Grenada, Miss. She married Fred Hofmann in 1959 and they came to Okeechobee from Atlanta in 1990. She attended First Baptist Church of Okeechobee and Oakview Baptist Church. She traveled extensively. Mrs. Hofmann was preceded in death by her sister, Emma Neeley. She is survived by her husband, Fred Hofmann; son, Robert Hofmann (Edna) of Jupiter; grandson, Kalen Hofmann of Ft. Lauderdale; brother, Max Jucheim of Grenada, Miss; two sisters, Betty King (Lee) of Grenada, Miss and Frieda Hartman (Tom) of Oakland, Calif. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor John Garrison of ciating. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 7632111. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 Dinner planned to bene t Haiti HabitatOkeechobee Presbyterian Church is hosting a Pork Loin Dinner to bene t HAITI Habitat for Humanity. Dinner will be Sunday, Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Native American Story Teller & Fur Trader. Tickets are available through Friday, Oct. 12, by calling 863-357-3537. Please note: Tickets must be purchased in advance, they will not be sold at the door. Adults $10, Children (age 10 and under) $5.Rockin Rod Car Show and Swap MeetThe ARC of Okeechobee will host the Okeechobee Rockin Rod Car Show and Swap Meet on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This car show will be at the Philippine American Cultural Foundation, 5154 SW 16th Avenue in Okeechobee. They are looking for vendors and sponsors. For more information, check out the website www. okeechobeerockinrodshow.com or contact event chair, Sid Estrada at 863-610-0515, Jeannie Bramlett at 863-261-6594, or event consultant, Chris McArthur at 863-697-8721.Amvets to host Spaghetti DinnerAmvets Post 200, 8591, on State Road 78 West will host a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 until 7 p.m. Donation is $5. Music will be provided by Phil Eddings from 7-10 p.m. All proceeds will bene t local veterans programs.Eagles host steak winnerCypress Hut Eagles will be serving a choice ribeye steak dinner, sh, or shrimp dinner on Friday, Oct. 12 starting at 5:30 p.m. Music by Jimmy and Debbie Harper. Proceeds go into the community charity fund. For more info please call 863-467-1154Marthas House presents Purple and White NightLets have a fun night featuring T.J. and the Cruisers Rock and Roll Revue. Wear your Purple and White on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post, #10539, Okeechobee. Admission is just $15. For tickets, please call 863-763-2893.B.R.A.T. hosts Teen DanceCome and join the October edition o f the B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 until 10 p.m. Tweens and teens ages 12-16 are invited. Enjoy pizza, soda, chips, games and entertainment all for $7 admission. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Eagles plan dinnerCypress Hut Eagles will serve fried chicken dinner on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 1 to 5p.m. Proceeds go to community charit y funds. For more info call 863-467-1154. BHR community yard saleA community yard sale will be sponsored by the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge on Saturday Oct. 13 starting at 9 a.m. Display tables will be available at no cost. Everyone is welcome. Garden and Orchid Clubs to meetThe Okeechobee Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. The Orchid Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Extension Center, 451 Highway 98 N. Everyone is invited. Bring orchids to discuss or show. For more information call 863-763-6469. Eagles North announces upcoming eventsOn Friday, Oct. 12, Eagles North, 9985 Hwy. 441 North, will have steak dinner at 5:30-9 p.m. Music will be by Rick and Julie. Saturday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. its Card Bingo. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hwy 98 N Okeechobee(Next to Livestock Market) 33RD ANNUAL CHICK GIVE-A-WAYCUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS!Walpole Feed & Supply Co.763-6905 HUGE SAVINGS plus FREE CHICKS to our VALUED CUSTOMERS!Friday, Oct. 19th & Saturday, Oct. 20th 8 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 W hen the inmate could not gure out how to use the chemical agent, he started hitting the of cer with the can. Of cer Valentino was transported to Raulerson Hospital. Bonner was charged with aggravated battery on correctional staff. After booking, he was returned to the prison where he is serving a life sentence for second degree murder in connection with a 1998 MiamiDade case. OCIContinued From Page 1 this month were Rose Ferrell, 29 years of serv ice, Janice Lanie, nine years, Lynda Montgomery eight years, and Eulalia Stennett, 17 y ears. In other business, the school board voted to expel a ninth grade student at the Okeechobee Achievement Academy for assault and battery on a school board employee, a sophomore at OAA for possession an illegal substance on campus, and a freshman at OAA for possession of counterfeit drugs and drug paraphernalia on campus. Transportation Director Lois Piper received a resolution for National School Bus Safety Week which is observed between Oct. 22-26. This years theme for the week is I See the Driver-The Driver Sees Me. Mrs. Piper said two of her mechanics are studying to become master technicians and she emphasized how highly trained all transportation department personnel have become over the past few years. She said nine bus accidents have occurred already this school year that involve rear end collisions at the railroad crossings. She urged motorists to pay more attention when following a school bus. One collision resulted in a serious injury to the driver. The board also honored eight retired educators who donated books to the Hooked on Books project. On Sept. 11, 14 members donated 53 books to the effort. All of the school buildings received a donation. Another book drive will take place in November. The board also proclaimed Nov. 18, as Retired Educators Day for the School district. The local chapter now has over 40 members. Vern Crawford, a consultant working for the School Board in the state legislature gave an update on legislation that could affect education in the 2013 State Legislative Session. Okeechobee is part of a coalition that works with Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County School districts on issues they share in common. The State Department of Education wants everything in education to go digital in 2014. With 2.6 million students in the state, it will not be easy to meet that target date. Work on a valid state assessment system is another project. The new test, Project for Assessments for College Readiness and Careers, or Parc, will be another issue this year. There are 46 states that plan to use this new exam. The Board of Education also recommended a four-percent increase in state aid per student in the 2013-2014 budget. The issue of funds for charter schools will also be debated. Mr. Crawford predicted it will be a slow recovery for the economy. He said Florida revenues are starting to increase and tax rolls appear to have bottomed out. For the most part tax rolls seemed to have leveled off. It will be a very slow climb back up. We will not see the growth we saw from 2001-2006 anytime in the near future, he added. He predicted, albeit cautiously, that this session will be better for education because of strong support of the Governor Rick Scott, and the leaders of both the House and Senate. The board rati ed a memorandum of agreement with the Okeechobee County Education Association to complete the teacher evaluation formula. The Union approved the proposal 167-28 on Oct. 5. The board also honored School Board member Kelly Owens for her eight years of service to the board. She leaves of ce in November and Tuesday was her last of cial meeting. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/Charles MurphyLois Piper accepted a resolution for National School Bus Safety Week from Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy. Okeechobee News/Charles MurphyEulalia Stennett, a paraprofessional at Osceola Middle School, was honored after 17 years of service to the School System.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Republican Party of OkeechobeeWes and Darin Williamson | Mike and Sharon WallaceInvite You to a Meet and Greet HonoringDr. Cary PigmanCandidate for Florida House of Representatives, District 55Monday, October 15, 2012 5:00pm 7:00pmHampton Inn 1200 State Road 70 East Okeechobee, FL 34972Join us for hors doeuvres and stop by to meet your next state representative!For more information please email or call Bryan Mielke The maximum contribution allowed by Florida Law is $500 per individual or business. Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Political advertisement paid for and approved by Cary Pigman, Republican for State House, District 55. 14 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Over 800 Okeechobee students attended the rst ever STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Symposium at Indian River State College, Friday to learn more about various careers that emphasize science, technology, engineering and math. OHS guidance counselor Heather Gillis thought a change to the old format of career day might make more of an impact on kids. Instead of one large forum, the kids w ere broken up into career elds that they showed an interest in. Each session lasted 15 minutes with a representative of that career brie y explaining the work shifts, responsibilities, and the advantages of these jobs. Among the speakers were representatives of the Florida Department of Corrections, Martin County Fire Rescue, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, Okeechobee County Sheriffs Department, Okeechobee City Police, Okeechobee City Public Works, the Okeechobee Clerk of the Courts of ce, Okeechobee County Schools, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Indian River State Colleges various career elds like culinary arts and nursing. Gillis said she felt it was a great opportunity for students to get real, personal information about the career elds that interest them, Students understand that they must have some sort of additional education be it a technical school, an AA degree, or a bachelors degree in order to compete for jobs. It is a competitive work force today. She said students are de nitely motivated to learn more about future opportunities and that she gets tons of questions at school. Jill Rogers of Communities in Schools assisted in the organization of the event. She said they had a wonderful turnout and the kids were really excited to be there and learn more. The kids also got some good tips from these speakers on how to get involved, what they need to do to prepare for a career and avoid getting behind the 8-ball, she added. Okeechobee Correctional Institution Classi cation Supervisor J.F. Jones said corrections is a eld of courage because you must have courage to deal with violent offenders. There is a thin line between fantasy in reality. In corrections the only thing an ofcer has is a belt and pepper spray. They must walk around violent offenders and tell them what to do and that takes courage, he added. He said the FDOC is always hiring and that jobs are available online or by calling the various prisons around the state. Karl Holtkamp of Okeechobee County Fire Rescue told students about the duties of remen and paramedics, the various courses they must take and the salary and job hours of his profession. Students also got to tour a medical helicopter from Martin County and take time to meet a tracking dog from the FWC. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Tamara Nanaez of Port St. Lucie also explained to kids the many opportunities a career in the military can offer. She entered the army at age 19 and has been in the service for 12 years. She said it is a very competitive eld but has a lot of advantages. We are highly selective and the eld is not for everyone but the Army does provide excellent opportunities for its people, she added. Students from Okeechobee High School, the Freshman Campus and Okeechobee Achievement Academy were among those that participated in the symposium. IRSC Provost Russ Brown greeted the group at a morning session and they broke up into 18 different groups to tour the various career elds that interest them. Okeechobee students attend STEM Symposium at IRSC Okeechobee News/Charles MurphyJohn Franco of Martin County Fire Rescue answers questions at the Stem Symposium on Friday at IRSC.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Brahman swim team split a match w ith South Fork at the Community Pool in Stuart last week. The boys lost 125-49 and the Lady Brahmans were victorious 111-59. Nathanaell Bean w on the 500 freestyle and nished in second place in the 200 individual medley. Brandon Ball won the 50 freestyle and nished third in the 100 freestyle. Castillo took second place in the 100 butter y. Lucas Penido nished in second place in the 500 freestyle. Michael Muros took third in the 100 breaststroke. The 200 freestyle relay team of Castillo, Ball, Muros and Pineda nished in third place. The 400 freestyle relay team of Pinedo, Bean, Castillo and Ball nished in second place. The Lady Brahmans won eight races at their meet w ith the Lady Bulldogs. Hunter Bosworth w on both the 200 individual medley and the 100 butter y. Katie VanBeek took home the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle races. Aubrie Reister won the 200 freestyle and Sage Douglas won the 500 freestyle. The 400 freestyle relay team of Bosworth, Reister, Jordan Bolan and VanBeek were victorious as was the 200 freestyle relay team of Reister, Bolan, DJ Nunez and VanBeek. Maddie Bean took second place in the 200 freestyle and Douglas nished third. Courtney Murphy nished second in the 200 individual medley and Amber W alker nished third. Nunez took third in the 50 freestyle and second in the 100 freestyle. Billie Levitt took second in the 500 freestyle and Bean nished third. Macy Gamiotea nished third in the 100 breaststroke. The Okeechobee Youth Football league swept the Cypress Gardens Gators in ve games played in Haines City on Saturday and w ill host the Lee County Steelers on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Brahman Stadium. The Brahman cross country team nished 21st out of 30 teams at the Walt Disney World Invitational Class 3A race held on Saturday. Hernan Baltazar paced the Brahman boys with a 53rd place nish in a time of 18:49. Emmanuel Gaona nished in 86th place. Lucas Penido nished in 133rd place. There were 212 runners in the competition. Trinity Prep was the winner in Class 3A. The Lady Brahmans were 22nd out of 29 schools in the Class 3A race Saturday. Tabatha Henry continued a strong season with a 15th place nish in a time of 21:13. Ivette Vega nished 123rd, Charleigh Heater nished 135th, and Marilu Rodriguez 157. There were 212 girls in the competition. The meet was won by Oakcrest High School Yearlings soccer and volleyball matches with Oslo on Monday were cancelled due to transportation problems. The matches will not be rescheduled. Osceola took it on the chin from Gifford in a very competitive volleyball match on Monday, 25-21, and 25-22. It was a back and forth match. Osceola rallied from a 19-8 de cit in the rst game and got as close as three points, 21-24. Too many unforced errors cost Osceola. The Lady Warriors battled back from a 10-5 de cit in the nightcap and came within one point on two occasions. Riylie Norton had a pair of kills and Michaela Myers had a service ace and a pair of blocks at the net as the Warriors rallied. The match was played without Head Coach Kati Lawson who was ill. The soccer match was competitive throughout as the Dolphins prevailed 5-1. Jose Jaimes scored the lone Osceola goal. Coach Jorje Botello said he felt the team needed to communicate better on the eld and take things they learn in practice into the matches. He said the team also must build a desire to win soccer matches. I still feel we have a talented team. I think they may get a little intimidated on the eld and must take advantages of the breaks they are given, he added. The Yearling soccer team nished off another championship season with a 2-0 win over Sebastian Middle in Indian River County on Wednesday afternoon. Jose Orozco and Giovanni Garcia scored goals in the game. Brandon Leal and Alberto Diaz had assists. Goal keeper Isidro Gomez had several key saves which included an outstanding save in the second half with the game still in doubt. Yearling Coach Erick Rios said his team played an incredible game against the Sharks, Sebastian had a constant attack against our team but at the end YMS proved to be one of the best in the championship, he added. Rios also praised Jesus Garcia, Gabriel Hernandez, Javier Hernandez, Jose Delacruz, Ricky Perez, Alfredo Renteria, Miguel Raya, Elider Garcia and Lazaro Nunez for excellent seasons. Yearling nished the year at (9-1). They outscored opponents 50-10 this year. The Brahman boys swim team split a match at Sail sh Splash in Stuart as they fell to Vero Beach 79-71 on Tuesday. Top performances for the Brahman boys were put in by Lucas Penido, who nished second in the 200 freestyle and third in the 500 freestyle; Nathanael Bean, third in the 200 individual medley and second in the 500 freestyle; Michael Muros, second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 freestyle; Brandon Ball, winner of the 50 freestyle; Will Castillo, second in the 100 butter y; Dalton Hodges, second in the 100 freestyle; and, Danny Usry, second in the 100 backstroke. The 200 relay team was comprised of Muros, Cameron Whitlock, Ball, and Bean too rst in the 200 freestyle relay. The 400 team was comprised of Penido, Castillo, Ball and Hodges took rst in the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Howard, Nathaniel, Usry and Muros took third in the 400 freestyle relay. The Lady Brahman swim team lost the match to Pine School 93-66 and to Vero Beach 108-49. Top performances included a third-place nish by Sage Douglas in the 200 freestyle, a second place nished by Katie VanBeek in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. The 400 freestyle relay team of Douglas, DJ Nunez, Peyton Byrd and VanBeek nished third. The Lady Brahman volleyball team too k it on the chin as they fell to District power house Martin County 25-17, 25-16, and 25-15 as they wrapped up their schedule in District 12-7A. Okeechobee will be the third seed in the district tournament this year. Sarah Davis had 17 assists, Darby Jones had 12 kills and Maci Thomas had 12 digs for Okeechobee (8-9). Martin County has won 32 consecutive district matches in volleyball. The Lady Brahmans looked for better results this weekend when they participate in the Swinging for the Cure Tournament held in Orlando. Okeechobee played Calvary Christian on 6 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net 1200 S. 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CITY OF OKEECHOBEE Now Hiring ACCOUNTS CLERK www.cityofokeechobee.com See website for application & job descriptionApplications also available at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Rm 100, Okeechobee, Fl 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215. Accepted until October 22, 2012, 4:30 p.m. Successful candidates are required to pass a preemployment substance screening/physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP CITY OF OKEECHOBEE Now Hiring FULL TIME DISPATCHER www.cityofokeechobee.com See website for application & job descriptionApplications also available at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Rm 100, Okeechobee, Fl 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215. Accepted until October 17, 2012, 4:30 p.m. Successful candidates are required to pass a preemployment substance screening/physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee Counties Inc. DFWP EOE P/T Okeechobee Eligibility/Resource & Referral Specialist A.S. in Early Childhood Education or Human Services with two yrs. related exp. The education requirement may be waived for a candidate with four or more yrs of related exp.. Previous work with the public in a social service setting is preferred. Knowledge of the eligibility rules, applicable laws, regulations, and procedures governing early learning programs preferred. Responsibilities include determining family eligibility for SR programs and VPK, as well as provide resource & referral services to families; Bi-lingual required. Salary Range: $13.00-$16.00/hourly based on exp. & quali cations. Deadline: October 15, 2012 Fax: 772-220-1229 or Email: resumes@elcirmo.org For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publishers approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word advertisement. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesOKEECHOBEE 3821 S.E. 25th Street (Treasure Island), Fri. & Sat. Oct. 12th & 13th, 7:00 AM 2:00 PM. Large Yard Sale Furniture, clothes, Avon & other collectibles, jewelry, kitchen items, Halloween items and many, many, more items. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads ServicesGolf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dans Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 PARTY ROOM The American Legion has a large room (2)For Rent for Weddings,Sweet 16, Birthdays or Holidays. Contact the Legion at: 763-2950 for rental details. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Full Time Maintenance Helper We are seeking a responsible person to assist in building and equipment repair and maintenance for a fresh packing facility. General mechanical ability and aptitude required. Hours include some weekend and exible shift time. Some lifting, manual dexterity and good work habits required. Bi Lingual helpful and must have reliable transportation. Please fax resume to: 863-692-0100 Employment MedicalExperienced LPN Needed for Cardiologist Of ce. Please fax resume to: 863-467-1156 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Medical Case ManagerNeed Adult MH Case Manager to provide services in Clewiston and Labelle area. Bilingual (Eng/Span) preferred due to the population being served. Must have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology/Sociology or a related eld and 2-3 years experience. For info call Dee (HR Director) at: (863) 983-1423 or send an email to hgbhc13@embarq mail.com Employment Part Time Employment Part Time PT Driver Position 3 Days a week only MUST have CLEAN DL, able to lift 75 lbs., & able to drive. NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT. Apply in person @ Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery 251 NE 300th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday ONLY 863-467-6377 or 772-285-2901 Employment Part Time How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ComputersMicrosoft-Certified Computer Repair in Okeechobee. Onsite or Carry-In. Virus & Spyware Removal only $75. Onsite Wireless Networking. Experienced, Friendly, & Honest. Satisfaction Guaranteed. (561)302-9062 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 Pets/SuppliesBlack Lab Puppies 1 male, 2 female wormed & shots given $200.00 Call 863-763-0669 or 863-697-0311 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 MiscellaneousFARM/ RANCH FO R LEASE. 1300 AC. 3 HOUSES WITH BARN. 8 IRRIGATION WELLS. LONG TERM LEASE. HW Y 721 HIGHLANDS CO. CALL 318-458-6035 OR 318-742-6677. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Apartment for Rent 2BR 1 1/2 BA Large T own House In Town, V ery clean, W/D $650 mo, 1st, last & sec. Y early Lease 863-697-1129 BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784. COTTAGE 1/1, new paint, furnished, wisat., local phone, electric incl. Dock. $150/wk. Call 863-467-1950 EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. NW OKEE: 2 Bedroom Apartments available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $650mo., $700mo. and $750mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. OKEECHOBEE 4/2, 3200 sq ft, downtown Okeechobee, Large gameroom, no yard to mow, wi included,no pets.$1250.00 water included. 863-634-7994. Commercial PropertyCommercial rentals 3 available, 600 sq ft, 1800 sq ft, and 2500 sq ft, in strip mall, 1 block from main intersection, call for pricing 863-634-7994. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Houses Rent1002 SE 8th Drive Newly Remodeled 2 bed, 1 bath $650.00 All appliances, tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy Last, security, references. Chris 863-447-3282 anytime 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 with garage, NO PETS. $1,100/monthly, 1st and last required. 2874 NW 33rd Ave. Basswood. Call Rafael 561-683-9754 OKEECHOBEE in town, 2 BR/1 BA, W/D hookup, fenced in estate, lawn serv., Non smkg. Envrnmt. Small pets ok. $700/mo. 1st, last, & $300 security. Call 941-504-3954. Office Space RentDowntown OkeechobeeOf ce Space starting at $350. 1200 Sq. Ft. Store Front also available. Park Street Of ce Suites (863)634-7622 RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 Rooms To RentFemale preferred, has private bathroom, washer and Dryer. $150.00 a week includes electric, water, wi and direct tv. For more information 863-623-6873 VacationRentalsOKEECHOBEE In CBS, 2br./1ba. w/lrg. eat-in kit. Short term lease avail. Call 863-467-2784. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale$47,900 STEAL 3br./2 ba. Built in 2004, needs nothing. Fenced yard, City water. Call 863-801-1739. Land SaleOKEECHOBEE Ft. Drum 5 acres $2,000 down Owner nancing Park your own trailer or build your home. Call 863-763-6358 Lots SaleLot For Sale in Playland Park 150 sq ft lot,corner of 46th Ave. and 18th St. $9,000 or best offer call for further information. 863-261-4197 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 DBL WIDE 3BR/2BA Sits on 1.25 acres. Pets OK. $750/mo. (561)718-1212 or (863)763-3631 Lovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. Just 15 minutes from Okeechobee and 1 1/2 mile from Kissimmee River boat ramp. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 Mobile HomeSaleNICELY REMODELED 2/1 mobile home in Oak Park, low monthly rent, part. furnished. Must see to appreciate. $17,700, offers considered. 772-562-8617. Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 From 499 mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 mo Loaded $0 down, Singlewides $299/mo 800-622-2832 ext 210 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Mobile HomeSalePINE RIDGE PARK 1 BEDROOM/1 BATH MOBILE HOME ON LARGE CORNER LOT. SEPTIC TANK & WELL. $14,000.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels89 Coachman 5th Wheel 36 ft., 1 slide out, fair condition. $2,200 o.b.o Okeechobee Area Call Paul 812-267-0606 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Four WheelDrive1986 Jeep Laredo 4x4, 6 cylinder. Call for more information 863-697-0993 or 863-467-7187 Parts/RepairsCHEVROLET 454 MOTOR $350.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000545 Central and Northern Area Data Logger Maintenance Services The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to the 2:30 p.m. opening time on November 13, 2012 from responsive and responsible bidders to maintain its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for a period of three (3) years with two one year renewal options. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on October 25, 2012, 10:00 A.M., in the SFWMD Headquarters Building B1, Conf Rm. No. 2A, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach Florida for all interested respondents. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov/procurement; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715, or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290 The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov 428192 OK 10/12/2012 CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENTS AND REZONINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Two Public Hearings will be held at this meeting; one to consider six Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Amendments, the other to consider 21 Rezonings, all initiated by the City and recommended by the Planning Board. Speci c information, maps and agenda are available on the website, cityofokeechobee.com, or contact City Clerks Of ce 863-763-3372. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerks Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 428598 ON 10/12/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Okeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlorinating potable water to insure the future safety of our drinking water. The water users may notice an unusual chlorine taste or odor in their tap water after October 15, 2012. These conditions will last thru October 29, 2012. These temporary conditions will not be harmful to your health; however, if you are on kidney dialysis, you should consult your physician for special instructions concerning this matter. If you have tropical sh or aquatic animals, you should contact you local tropical sh store for advice and take appropriate action to insure that you have properly treated the water before adding it to your aquarium. The hydrant ushing during this period may cause the water to become cloudy and discolored. This is a temporary condition and should not last more than a few hours. We sincerely regret any inconvenience you may experience during this time. Please keep in mind that this is necessary to provide safe water for the customers of Okeechobee Utility Authority. If additional information is needed, contact Kevin Rogers at 763-3239. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause you. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 428419 ON 10/12/2012 NORTHSHORE VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS MEETING & REGULAR BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Northshore Village Community Development District will hold a Landowners Meeting and Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, on November 8, 2012, at 23721 NE 48th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 The primary purpose of the Landowners Meeting is to elect four (4) Supervisors for the Northshore Village Community Development District. The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is to conduct any business to come before the Board. Copies of the Agendas for these meetings may be obtained by contacting the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of these meetings. From time to time one or more Supervisors may participate in the Special Board Meeting by telephone; therefore, at the location of the meeting there will be a speaker telephone present so that interested persons can attend the meeting at the above location and be fully informed of the discussions taking place either in person or by telephone communication. The meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law for Community Development Districts. The meetings may be continued as found necessary to a time and place speci ed on the record. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these meetings should contact the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least seven (7) days prior to the date of these particular meetings. NORTHSHORE VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 428399 ON 10/12,19/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeGROVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS MEETING & REGULAR BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Grove Community Development District will hold a Landowners Meeting and Regular Board Meeting at 2:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, on November 6, 2012, at Farm Credit of Florida located at 403 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The primary purpose of the Landowners Meeting is to elect three (3) Supervisors for the Grove Community Development District. The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is to conduct any business to come before the Board. Copies of the Agendas for these meetings may be obtained by contacting the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of these meetings. From time to time one or more Supervisors may participate in the Regular Board Meeting by telephone; therefore, at the location of the meeting there will be a speaker telephone present so that interested persons can attend the meeting at the above location and be fully informed of the discussions taking place either in person or by telephone communication. The meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law for Community Development Districts. The meetings may be continued as found necessary to a time and place speci ed on the record. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these meetings should contact the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least seven (7) days prior to the date of these particular meetings. GROVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 428266 ON 10/12,19/2012 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 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 Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 10-27-12 @ 10:00 AM Unit #117 Sabrina L. Yates Unit #221 Teresa S. Aguilar Unit #255 Carol A. Holland Unit #466 Antonio R. Bonilla 428586 ON 10/12,19/2012 Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds.

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Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 NOTICE 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 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 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 2012TD166 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that INVESTOO LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3377 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE E 51.75 FT OF LOT 9 BLOCK 239 DESC AS FOLLOWS; COM AT THE SW COR OF LOT 2 BLOCK X SOUTH OKEECHOBEE RUN N ALONG THE W BDRY LINE OF BLOCK X DIST OF 40.66 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN 00 SEC W ALONG HOPKINS M/L DIST OF 9.97 FT THENCE RUN N 36.09 FT FOR A POB THENCE CONT N DIST OF 34.64 FT THENCE RUN E DIST OF 51.73 FT THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W FOR A DIST OF 62.30 FT TO THE POB, ALSO A PORTION OF ABANDONED 30 FT COUNTY RD DESC AS FOLLOWS;COM AT THE SW COR OF BLOCK X SOUTH OKEECHOBEE RUN THENCE N DIST OF 40.66 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W ALONG HOPKINS M/L DIST OF 9.97 FT FOR A POB THENCE RUN N DIST OF 36.09 FT THENCE RUN N 56 DEG 13 MIN 00 SEC E DIST OF 89.28 FT THENCE RUN E DIST OF 52.98 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W ALONG HOPKINS M/L FOR A DIST OF 153.10 FT TO POB 3-21-37-35-0020-02390-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: SUSAN J SULLIVAN ESTATE 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 15th 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. 426878 ON 10/5,12,19,26/2012 Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 orida.newszap.com

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Public Notice ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BIDS ARE REQUESTED FROM QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS BY THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF: PROJECT NO: FWC 12/13-17 PROJECT NAME: FISHEATING CREEK WMA COWBONE MARSH CHANNEL RESTORATION PROJECT LOCATION: GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA FOR: Work on this proposed Contract comprises installing a temporary access road 14-feet wide and 1.164 miles in length overlaid with composite interlocking mats, utilizing the temporary access road to transport approximately 27,000 CY of sand ll to be excavated and obtained from a borrow pit at a location shown in the Drawings, back lling an existing channel for about 10,000 feet, stabilizing the back lled channel with a native wetland seed prescription applied via hydro-seeding, removal of the temporary access road and restoring all disturbed areas. QUALIFICATION: Each bidder whose eld is governed by Chapter 399, 455, 489, and 633 of the Florida Statutes for licensure or certi cation must submit quali cation data of their eligibility to submit proposals with their bid. PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A non-mandatory pre-bid conference has been scheduled for 11:00am EDT on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at: Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area 1937 Banana Grove Road Moore Haven, FL 33471 (863) 946-1194 The Commission will be providing transportation (swamp buggies and airboats) to the site. One representative of each contractor may reserve a spot by calling Ms. Patricia Lloyd at the address listed above, at least 48 hours prior to pre-bid conference. Walk-ins may join only if extra space is available or if they can provide their own transportation. REQUIRED BONDS: On projects where the base bid and sum of all additive alternates exceeds $100,000, bids shall be accompanied by a bid guarantee of not less than ve (5) percent of the amount of the bid. After award of contract, a 100% performance bond and a 100% labor and material payment bond will be required. Sealed bids will be received, publicly opened and read aloud on: DATE AND TIME: November 06, 2012, 3:00 PM EST PLACE: Purchasing Of ce, Room 364, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600. Tel. (850) 488-3427 PROPOSAL: Bids must be submitted in full accordance with the requirements of the Drawings, Speci cations, Permits, Bidding Conditions, and Contractual Conditions. BID PACKAGE: Bid documents shall be obtained from the Commission, upon payment of $250.00, nonrefundable, for one set. The payment envelope MUST be plainly marked on the outside with the bid number. The bid package will be sent overnight upon receiving payment by the above-mentioned Purchasing Of ce. Provide contact information, phone and fax number, as well as complete return address. DO NOT PROVIDE POST OFFICE BOX FOR RETURN ADDRESS. or by downloading at no cost from: http://my orida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.search.criteria_form search for Advertisement Number: FWC 12/13-17. CONTACT PERSON: Direct questions to the Bid Supervisor: Ms. Christie Clark Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Purchasing Dept. 620 South Meridian Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600 Tel.: (850) 488-3427 Fax: (850) 921-2500 e-mail: christie.clark@myfwc.com 427919 ON 10/10,12,14/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-115 IN RE: ESTATE OF CYNTHIA A. BOYD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CYNTHIA BOYD, deceased, is date of death was June 20, 2012, and whose social security number is XXXXX-8447, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication is October 12th, 2012. Personal Representative: Florence Feger 909 Pit Road Antigo, WI 54409 Attorney for Personal Representative: Janice B. Richardson, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0036403 900 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 212-B Stuart, FL 34994 Tel.: 772-288-6222 428553 ON 10/12,19/2012 19 Okeechobee News October 12, 2012 ACROSS 1 Fantasy author and forensic pathologist? 9 Jah worshipers 15 Reason for a pass 16 Strike caller 17 German shepherd 18 Some special forces headgear 19 It merged with Kmart in 2005 20 Hairy 21 High sch. VIPs 22 Behaviorist and teen confidant? 27 At first blush 30 Teen follower? 31 Infer 32 Indeed 33 Huckster and school supporter? 38 Toon dynamo, familiarly 41 Inspiration for the Frisbee 45 Lieu 48 Time, for one 49 British novelist and medic? 51 CD-__ 52 Droid in every Star Wars film 53 Sweet cake thats an Easter tradition in Eastern Europe 55 Spots 57 University of Cincinnati team 60 Gangsters gun, in old-timey slang 61 Permits 62 Most people 63 Childrens author and roadside helper? DOWN 1 Thing that endures 2 Port of SW Italy 3 Thats just wrong 4 That way madness lies speaker 5 Tolkiens Skinbark and Leaflock, e.g. 6 Chinas Northern __ Dynasty, 386534 AD 7 First of the Maj. Prophets 8 Three-part fig. 9 Creator of a popular six-color puzzle 10 First name in aviation 11 Paid (for) 12 Maura of ER 13 Lost __ 14 Paris possessive 20 Adlers subj. 22 Theda of silents 23 Bungle 24 Run-down theater 25 Before, in verse 26 Where Mandela was pres. 28 Dosage abbr. 29 Babbling Addams character 34 Coleridge work 35 __-do-well 36 Network that merged with The WB 37 David Beckhams org. 38 Half a fly 39 Withdrawal aid, briefly 40 Fraternity founded at New York University in 1847 42 Hoops embarrassment 43 Caught ones breath 44 As one 46 Lesothos home 47 Spoil rotten 48 Brit. military award 50 Lovers gift 53 Boaters edge 54 When Tony sings Maria 55 Time often named 56 Under-the-sink brand 57 Arthur of All in the Family 58 Spains Queen Victoria Eugenia, familiarly 59 __ snails pace By Matt Matera (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/15/11 04/15/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Crossword Puzzle Historical SocietyThe Okeechobee Historical Society will bmeet Monday, Oct. 15, at noon in the Museum Building on Hw y 98N. Anyone interested in attending, just bring a covered dish to share.Eagles pork dinnerCypress Hut Eagles will be serving pulled pork dinner by Dwayne on Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds go into the auxiliary national and local community charit y fund. For more information please call 863-467-1154.Eagles to host bingoOn Tuesday, Oct. 16, bingo starts at 1 p.m. at the Eagles North 9985 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee. On Wednesday, bingo starts at 4:30 p.m. Proceed go to the F.O.E. 4137 communit y bene t fund. Shrine Club to host Spaghetti DinnerShrine Club offers a delicious Spaghetti Dinner each Tuesday night including Tuesday, Oct. 16. Serving from 4-7 p.m. reservations not required. Smoke Free dining. For listening and dancing, music is provided from 5 until 8 p.m. $6 donation. All proceeds bene t Shrine Charities. Briefs Special to the Okeechobee News/SESStudents of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week for Sept. 24-28. They are: Jacey Noles, Issayanna McQueen, MaKayla Tolliver, Korbyn Lewis, Hunter Daniels, Jennifer Aguilar, Aidan Garcia, Yahira Gomez Garcia, Payton Collins, Jennifer Gomez, Anthony Hampton, Erin Prieto, Ashley Phares, Latt Durrance, Leo Lopez, Bryan Leonard, Alex Miller, Arena Haywood and SavonTae Holland.

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Legend has it that on misty mornings, just as the sun comes up, a woman in white sometimes strolls through E vergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee. As the s un pierces the mornings fog, the ghostly gure evaporates. No one seems to know who she is or why she walks there ...On an island o the Florida coast, mariners say that at sunset, a headless p irate can be seen riding a ghostly palamino along the shoreline ... The Desert Inn in Yee Haw Junction w as a brothel in South Floridas wilder p ast. The building is now a restaurant. But visitors claim some residents of the upstairs rooms never really left ... The Sunshine State has no shortage of spooky talesghostly pirates still guarding their treasures, spirts of suicides who haunt the places they died and old buildings where something just doesnt feel right. Books chronicle the more famous tales, such as the star-crossed lovers who w ere sealed in a wall by the womans j ealous husband in the Castillo de San Marco in St. Augustine. Web sites o er rst-hand experiences of close encounters of the ghostly kind. Area residents retell stories they heard as children. Are the legends based on fact, or just colorful stories made up to scare children or entertain the tourists? Like some details in the ghost stories, it all depends on who you believe. At least one Florida city even seems to borrow ghosts from other places. Consider the story of the pirate Pierre LeBlanc. In the original story, LeBlanc was left on Seahorse Key to guard the treasure of Pirate Captain Jean La tte, with only a palamino horse for company. When a stranger came to the island, claiming to be there to hunt snakes to sell the snake skins for fancy leather boots and belts, the lonely LeBlanc welcomed the visitors invitation to enjoy some rum. When LeBlancs tongue was loosed by drink, the stranger tricked him into revealing the location of the treasure, and then killed him, cutting o his head with the pirates own cutlass. Legend has it that the headless LeBlanc can sometimes be seen at sunset, riding his spectral palamino along the shore. While the original story of Pierre LaBlanc is about Seahorse Key, one web site now claims the pirate haunts Treasure Island in Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay also hosts an annual party in honor of pirate Jose Gaspar who was said to h ave hidden loads of treasure on Gasparilla Island and died without telling anyone the location. Some locals claim that Jose Gaspars spirt still haunts the island, guarding his treasure. Others claim the ghost of a headless womana w ench who angered Jose Gaspar and lost her head in the argumentalso haunts the island. But historians counter that the legend of the treasure of Gasparilla Island was more likely manufactured in the early 1900s to promote real estate sales. The name Gasparilla appears on maps which were made long before the time of the legendary pirate. Rather than the island being named for the pirate, it is more likely the pirate was named for the island. And the rst written account of the pirate treasure was in an advertising brochure for the Charlotte Harbor and Northern Railroad company. Believe them or not, the following are just some of the ghost stories connected with South Florida. If you want to explore the site of a legendary haunting, there are plenty to choose from. The Skyway Bridge: The original Skyway Bridge, constructed in 1954 over Tampa Bay was the scene of tragedy in 1980 when the freighter Summit Venture hit a support, causing part of the bridge to collapse and 35 people to plunge to their deaths. Most of the victims were passengers on a Greyhound bus. The bridge is also associated with a number of suicides. Some people claim to have seen the ghost of a young woman preparing to jump from the bridge. Others claim to have stopped for a young female hitchhiker who vanishes. There are also stories of shermen seeing a ghostly Greyhound bus on the shing pier that was part of the original bridge.Kissimmee River: Ghost Stories of Florida by Dan Asfar includes the story of boating enthusiast Rick Selzer who had a strange experience when boating on the river just north of Bassinger. He told the author he had heard stories that the river is haunted by the ghosts of pirates and by the ghost of someone who was eaten by an alligator. On one boat trip he was drawn by a splashing sound and followed an old oxbow to a pond he had never seen before. When he investigated, he found the water was blackway too black to be natural, the storyteller claims. Then the splashing started up again. But this time it wasnt so much a splashing but a huge watery upheaval. The center of the pond rose up with tremendous force and fell back on itself followed by a violent churning, like something huge was thrashing under the surface. According to Selzer, nothing in the wetlands was big enough to make that stir. But beyond its size, I could tell that there was nothing therethere was nothing under the surface. The water was churning on its own as if the whole bay was alive. He ed back to his campsite. That night in the woods, he couldnt shake the feeling that something had followed him from the river. He was awakened by a moaning sound and went to investigate. When he returned to his camp site, it was destroyed, tent collapsed, belongings strewn about, some items even up in trees. But although his food was scattered, none of it was taken, not so much as a bite from any of it. He searched for the prints of whatever animal might h ave done it, and could nd no prints except his own.The old bank building: The building referred to as the old bank building on State Road 70 in downtown Okeechobee, was actually only a bank for about two and a half years before the land speculation bubble of the 1920s burst. The building was used for a number of other purposes over the years, but the ghost story attached to the structure relates to the bank. According to the story, the bank was the site of a robbery by the infamous Ashley Gang and a member of the gang was somehow locked in the safe. The story goes on that the safe was broken and could not be opened, so the bank owner bought a new safe and covered over the old one. Reportedly, photos taken of the wall in front of the safe show a red tint. Some visitors to the building reported a feeling of unease. Another version of the story relates that an elderly woman hostage was also trapped in the safe. The building is not open to the public, but visitors may enjoy viewing the outside the structure which boasts a series of murals depicting the buildings history. 2 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions October 2012 D o you believe in ghosts? Area ghost stories plentifulSee GHOST STORES Page 3 Courtesy photoThe Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay is connected with several ghost stories. Courtesy photoThe old bank building on Park Street (SR 70) in downtown Okeechobee features historic murals on the outside, and some say the building harbors a spooky secret on the inside.

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2012 / 2013All dates, artists and programs subject to change. Titanic: The Musical The Living Christmas Tree The Lowe Family Christmas Spectacular The Great American Songbook Juan Siddi Flamenco Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Cirque Zuma Zuma Fiddler on the Roof Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Neil Simons Biloxi Blues TAP The Show! The Wizard of Oz Street Beat, Inc. 1977 College Drive | Belle Glade SPAIN RUSSIA TRANS-ATLANTIC AMERICA NASHVILLEBUY TICKETS @ www.dollyhand.org BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 AFRICA 3 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions October 2012 Lake Okeechobee: Do the spirits of Native Americans dance on the banks of Lake Okeechobee? One person who claimed to have seen these spirts said it was just at sunset when he saw what he thought were Seminole Indians, but w hen he tried to get closer, they vanished into thin air. This legend could be connected to the Seminoles who fought in the Battle of Okeechobee. Or, if they do exist, the restless spirits could be connected with an earlier tribe. The author of the web site www.weirdus.com relates, Prior to 1910, early pioneers reported seeing human skeletons in the shallows around the southern end of Lake Okeechobee. Fishermen claimed to catch human skulls in their nets. A surv eyor clearing land on Grassy Island in the early 1900s, exposed more than fty human skeletons that were covered only w ith a couple of inches of sand. Willis Crosby used to cat sh in Okeechobee and shared his story with me about nding a half dozen human skulls in 1953 just lying in the mud on Observation Island. There were a bunch of other bones scattered all over the bottom, I guess they w ere human, he recounted. Everybody said they were Indian bones, it was pretty much common sight when the water w as down. All accounts of nding human bones come from the area extending from Kreamer Island to Observation Island and the several square miles inbetween the mainland. In 1918, the water level dropped to an all-time low revealing hundreds of human remains wedged in the silt along the north sides of Ritta and Kreamer Islands. There seemed to be no order to these skeletons. Bones of both adults and children were scattered all over the lake bottom. According to one legend, in February 1841, two-hundred Seminoles, rather than be captured by the army, committed mass suicide. Allegedly, these people slit their own throats and ung themselves into the water where their bodies disappeared into the glades water. Jonathan Dickinson State Park: Legend has it that the ghost of Trapper Nelson (born Vincent Nostokovich) haunts Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway in Hobe Sound. Trapper Nelson was born Vincent Nostokovich. He lived in the Loxahatchee from the 1930s until 1968. Trapper Nelson, called The Wild Man of the Loxahatchee, was an imposing gure at 6-feet, 4-inches, 240 pounds. He lived o the land, hunting and shing. He also caught many animals and built a small zoo to house them. Trapper Nelson made money by charging visitors to dock near his home and visit his zoo. He also wrestled alligators to entertain the tourists. On July 24, 1968, Trapper Nelson was found dead inside his cabin, with a shotgun wound to his abdomen. The county coroner ruled it suicide, but many who knew him did not believe he would h ave taken his own life. They pointed out that when he died, his traps were still set, and that Trapper Nelson would not h ave left animals to su er. He would also not h ave left his zoo animals in cages with no one to care for them. Some people speculated that he was killed by a jealous husband or someone who wanted his land. Another theory was that he had been killed by his brother in retaliation for testifying against him in court. Yet another theory is that he was killed by someone who thought he had a stash of money hidden. GHOST STORIESContinued From Page 2 Photo Courtesy Jonathan Dickinson State ParkSome visitors to Jonathan Dickinson State Park claim to have seen the ghost of the infamous Trapper Nelson, the Wild Man of Loxahatchee. See SPOOKY TALES Page 4

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4 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions October 2012 Some park workers and visitors claim to have seen or heard the ghost of Trapper Nelson. The ghost is reported to be friendly to those who appreciate the park and even tries to irt with some of the female visitors. He is also said to be protective of park areas that were Indian burial grounds.DuPuis Wildife and Environmental A rea: The DuPuis Wildlife and Environmental Area is in northwestern Palm Beach and southwestern Martin Counties. The entrance is on Highway 76 (off U.S. 441 S.E. near Port Mayaca). According to online forums discussing the paranormal, there are reports that horses have spooked just before the appearance of a semi-transparent woman in a long cloak. There are also reports of ghostly Indians who disappear when the viewer attempts to get closer. Florida Atlantic University Humanities Building: The FAU Humanities Building in Boca Raton is reported to be haunted. A ccording to the stories, a female ghost has been seen by night shift employees. She is seen crying in the amphitheatre, but vanishes when approached. One night shift employee was closing the building for the night w hen he heard and reported that someone w as on the third oor, running and slamming doors. He and another employee searched the oor, each starting at an opposite ends. All doors were found locked, and no one was there.Spook Hill: Spook Hill is in Lake W ales, in Polk County, on the east side of N. Wales Drive, about a quarter mile south of Highway 17. It is called Spook Hill because cars appear to roll uphill. A sign explains the legend: Many years ago an Indian village on Lake Wales was plagued by raids of a huge gator. The Chief, a great w arrior, killed the gator in a battle that created a small lake. The chief was buried on the north side. Pioneer mail riders rst discovered their horses laboring down hill, thus naming it Spook Hill. When the road was paved, cars coasted up hill. Is this the gator seeking revenge, or the chief still trying to protect his land? Fort DeSoto: Fort DeSoto Park is just outside St. Petersburg and is made up of ve connected islands. The park has a colorful history of soldiers, sailors, prisoners and pirates. It was also used as quarantine. Ghosts from a variety of eras have reportedly been seen there. The most famous ghost related to the fort is the pirate Juan Gomez. He is reported to be still searching for treasure. Oak Hammock Park: Oak Hammock Park, 1982 S.W. Villanova Road, in Port St. Lucie, is said to be haunted by the victims of a terrible crime. According to the book Silent Scream, by Yvonne Mason, the bodies of two women were discovered in 1977 along the C-24 Canal at the site of what is now Oak Hammock Park. The girls were killed by Gerard John Schaefer, a former Martin County Sheriffs Of ce deputy believed to have killed about 30 women and girls in the 1960s and 1970s. Schaefer reportedly lured his victims in pairs and raped and killed one while the other watched before killing the second victim. According to the book Weird Florida, by Charlie Carlson, the tree the two girls were hung from is believed to be haunted and is now called the Devils Tree. In her book, Ms. Mason believes the rumor of a Devils Tree at Oak Hammock Park was started by kids telling ghost stories after the two bodies were discovered. According to local folklore, chainsaws and any other chopping tools are rumored not to work around the tree. The problem is no one knows exactly where this tree is anymore if its still there. The parks bathrooms are also believed to be haunted by ghosts of the girls who died there. Visitors report feeling a cold chill. They also report the doors slamming when there appears to be no one there. The Elliott Museum: The Elliott Museum, 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Hutchinson Island in Martin County, was established in 1961 by Harmon P. Elliott in memory of his inventor father Sterling Elliott. It is not so much the building itself that is reported to be haunted, but rather some of the historical items in the museum may have ghostly attachments. Reports of paranormal activity at the museum include items being moved from one display to another, audio systems failing and doors opening and closing seemingly by themselves. Some visitors cant shake the feeling of being watched. There have also reportedly been sightings of an apparition of a young girl wearing a long white Victorian style dress who vanishes when approached.House of Refuge: Gilberts Bar House of Refuge, 301 S.E. MacArthur Blvd., Hutchinson Island is the oldest building in Martin County. Ten such buildings were installed along the east coast of Florida in the 1870s to house those rescued from shipwrecks. The House of Refuges very existence is testimony to the number of shipwrecks along that shoreline. According to one legend, the property is haunted by the Ais Indian tribe that was estimated to h ave lived in the area more than 800 years ago. Other stories relate the house is haunted by some who found refuge there or by those who lived there as caretakers. Some claim to h ave smelled beef stew cooking although the kitchen has not been usable since the 1940s. There are also reports of seeing shards of a broken mirror in a bed, but when someone tries to examine the bed, the shards disappear. Okeechobee Battle eld: The Okeechobee Battle eld Historic State Park, 3500 S.E. 38th Avenue in Okeechobee (o U.S. 441 S.E.) was the site of the Battle of Okeechobee in 1837 the biggest and bloodiest battle of the Second Seminole War. Visitors to the area h ave reported strange sounds and feeling discomfort. Some even reported feeling as if someone had touched them, when no one was there. The Desert Inn: The Desert Inn, at Yee Haw Junction on U.S. Highway 441 at Highway 60 is connected with a number of ghost stories. According to Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklore, by Greg Jenkins, Yeehaw Junction started out as a resting stop for cattle drives and a depot for Flaglers East Coast Railway. The upstairs of the building served as a bordelloand the Desert Inn has the distinction of being the only bordello on the National Historic Register. After the bordello closed, the inn provided lodging for weary travelers. Over the years, there were many deaths connected to the area including bar ghts that turned into shootouts and automobile accident victims who were taken to the inn for shelter and who died before medical help arrived. According to Ghostly Legends, in the early 1990s a traveler who was staying in one of the upstairs rooms committed suicide by hanging himself from an overhead pipe. Owner Bev Zicheck, who was interviewed for the book, found the body. Mrs. Zicheck reported that some sta members refused to go upstairs alone because people h ave strange f eelings and experiences there. Incidents include furniture apparently moving by itself, doors opening and closing and the sound o f someone pacing upstairs when no one is up thereand the door to the upstairs is padlocked. Roxanne Clark, one of the curren t managers of the restaurant, said she believes the ghost stories, but she isn t afraid as the ghosts add to the charm o f the historic building. The Desert Inn is now primarily a restaurant, with specialties including Cuban sandwiches, fried cat sh and a one-pound hamburge r called The Ralphie. Online sources for this article included www.weirdus.com; the shadowlands. net, www.haunted orida.com. Publishe d sources include: Haunting Sunshine by Jack Powell; Haunt Hunters Guide to Florida, by Joyce Elson Moore; Ghos t Stories of Florida, by Dan Asfar; an d Ghostly Legenda and Haunted Folklore, by Greg Jenkins. SPOOKY TALESContinued From Page 3 Courtesy photoThe Desert Inn at Yee Haw Junction has a colorful past and is reportedly home to a number of earthbound spirits. Courtesy photoThe legend of Spook Hill in Polk County involves a battle between a giant alligator and great warrior. Courtesy photoIn the late 1800s, victims of shipwrecks found shelter at the Gilberts Bar House of Refuge. According to legend, the historic building may be haunted.

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November 2-3Big Cypress Reservationwww.ahtahthiki.com30290 Josie Billie Highway PMB 1003 Clewiston, FL 33440 877-902-1113 GPS: N 26 19.498, W 80 59.954Save the DateEntry fee includes admission to Museum. FREE PARKING. American artisans 15thAnnual2012AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS CELEBRATION 6 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions October 2012 Haunted Halloween NightDUPUIS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT A REAThe Dupuis Wildlife Management Area Visitors Center will host a Free Haunted Halloween Night event on Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. There w ill be a Howling Hayride for all ages, a Haunted House for ages 10 and up and v isits to the Noctural Wildlife Center. V isitors can search for candy in a massive haystack. There will be games and crafts for small children. Refreshments will be sold by area Boy Scouts. DuPuis is located 2 miles east of Port Mayaca or 7 miles w est of the junction for 710 on Hwy 76. The Visitors Center entrance is at Gate 5 (2.5 miles west of main entrance): 23500 S.W. Kanner Hwy. Canal Point. For more information, call 800-432-2045, extension 3339 or email kkanter@sfwmd.gov. This free event is sponsored by the South Florida Water Management District and coordinated by Florida Atlantic Universitys Center for Environmental Studies.Ghost Tours: An Evening in the DarkWEST PALM BEACHIt is said that if y ou quietly stroll by the Riddle House in historic Yesteryear Village, 9067 Southern Blvd. in West Palm Beach at night, y ou could experience a chilling sighting or sound. Climb the creaking, wooden stairs inside and you might just bump into someone or something very frightening. For years, there have been whispers of hauntings, ghost sightings and cloaked gures in several of the towns buildings. Some spirits have been chronicled on national television. Paranormal experts from throughout the nation have v isited to conduct their own investigations and document evidence. Now, see for yourself! Scheduled stops include the fabled Riddle House. From there, move on to the mysterious Corbett area shack where legend says bodies were once found. What about the abnormal clock at the Pineapple Processing Plant that stopped working at midnight and w as found on the oor stuck at 3 a.m.., the identical time a soldier was killed a century ago? As you eerily wind your w ay through Yesteryear Village, your tour guide reveals the haunts, history and bizarre sightings of these buildings and others. Tours are planned for Friday, Nov. 2 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-790-5232.Okeechobees Halloween PartyOKEECHOBEEOkeechobee Main Street, the Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee, the Board of County Commissioners, the Okeechobee County Sheri s O ce and the City of Okeechobee Police Department are sponsoring the annual Halloween Festival at the Agri-Civic Center, o State Road 710 in Okeechobee County, as a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. This exciting event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will include a haunted stable, kids korral, costume contest, pumpkin contest and over 40 booths of spooky entertainment, fun, prizes and candy. The costume contest will be in the center of activities. The haunted stable will be open for anyone who dares to walk through the door. This year you can bring your pre-decorated or pre-carved pumpkin with you to the Agri-Civic Center for a Pumpkin Judging. Pumpkins will be set up outside the arena for visitors to see and prizes will be awarded based on number of entries. Judging of the pumpkins will take place at 7:00 p.m. The pumpkin contest is for youth up to 14 years of age. Admission, parking and all activities for this event are FREE to the public. For more information, contact Cindy Birdashaw at the Main Street O ce, 111 N.E. 2nd Street, or call 863-357-6246.Fall Kids FestivalCLEWISTONSugar Festival Park on Osceola Avenue in Clewiston will be the site of a Fall Kids Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. The festival will include fun, games, candy, food for all ages, a car show, costume contest and pet costume contest (all pets must be on a leash). Halloween Happenings File photoYoung and old alike enjoy dressing up for the annual Halloween Party at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.

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For more information, check out the website www.okeechobeerockinrodshow.com or contact event chair, Sid Estrada at 863-610-0515, Jeannie Bramlett at 863-261-6594, or event consultant, Chris McArthur at 863-697-8721.Reflections Across TimeCLEWISTONThe Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum of the Seminole Tribe of Florida now features Re ections Across Time: Seminole Portraits, a new exhibit that w ill contrast the historical interpretation of Seminole warriors by artists of the past with those of todays Seminole artists. The Exhibit will be on display through Nov. 4, 2012 at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki and then will travel to the Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida from Nov. 17, 2012 through Jan. 13, 2013. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, 34725 West Boundary Road, Clewiston, (north of Interstate 75 o of Exit 49).Planetarium plans fall showsFORT PIERCEIndian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium Starlight Series 2012-2013 begins Oct. 19 with the galactic show, The Goldilocks Planet. A udiences will join in a search for other earthlike worlds and orbiting distant stars that are just right for supporting life. The Goldilocks Planet will be presented on Oct. 19 and 20, Nov. 2 and 3, and Nov. 16 and 17. Planetarium show times are Friday evenings at 7 and 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 1 and 2 p.m. Tickets are $3 each and may be purchased at the IRSC Box O ce at the McAlpin Fine A rts Center or by calling 1-800-220-9915 w ith VISA, Discover, American Express, or MasterCard or visit www.irsc.edu. Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and for children over the age of four. The Hallstrom planetariums temperature is maintained at 72 degrees and v isitors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.Signature Chefs AuctionVERO BEACHThe Treasure Coasts 4th Annual Signature Chefs Auction, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, will be an unforgettable evening, and well worth the drive to The Moorings Club, 100 Harbour Drive, in Vero Beach. A showcase of the Treasure Coasts top chefs and best restaurants, complete with live and silent auctions, will tantalize your taste buds while helping to further the mission of the March of Dimes. The nest chefs on the Treasure Coast will prepare their gourmet signature dishes. For tickets or additional information, contact Pam Crowley at 772-410-5460 or pcrowley@marchofdimes.com. World Beer FestivalESTEROAll About Beer Magazine will present the World Beer Festival on Saturday, Nov. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. at Germain Arena in Estero, 11000 Everblades Parkway. The festival will feature beer samples from craft, specialty and imports from local, regional, national and global breweries. The festival will bene t Estero Relay for Life and the Sidney and Bern Davis Arts Center. For more information online, see the World Beer Festivals page on Facebook.21st Lake Okeechobee HikeLAKE OKEECHOBEE -The annual Big O Hike will start Nov. 17. This will be the start of the 21st annual hike around Lake Okeechobee on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 35 feet above the surrounding countryside. Hikers assemble at the Pahokee Marina ready to take the rst step at 8 a.m., heading north for a nine day, 110 mile trek. The hike is actually a series of one day hikes and participants can join or le ave the other hikers at any trail head around Lake Okeechobee. There is no charge for the hike. For information contact Paul Cummings at Cummingsps@att.net or write to him at 9887 Cross Pine Court, Lake Worth or call 561-963-9906.Craft Fair in the WoodsOKEECHOBEE -Freedom Ranch, 11655 Hwy. 441 S.E. will host the Sixth Annual Craft Fair in the Woods on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will feature Christmas decorations, jewelry, woodcrafts, ne art, baked and canned goods, fabric, yarn, paper and yard crafts and more. The fair will also feature swamp buggy rides and pony rides. Vendors interested in participating should contact Freedom Ranch/Alpha Ministries at 863-763-9800 or email craftfairinthewoods@gmail.com. Special events and celebrations

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something BlueFORT PIERCEThe Indian River State College Performing and Visual Arts Department is kicking o the new season Thursday, October 11 with the variety concert Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue featuring the IRSC Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and the Company Singers. The show will feature a diverse medley of favorites from the golden ages to the eclectic present with jazz to pop, contemporary and more. The variety concert runs Oct. 11-13 at 8 p.m. and also now o ers two 2 p.m. matine performances, Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13. Tickets can be purchased online at www.irsc. edu or at the box o ce located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. F0r more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 1-800-220-9915.Edison Pops @ SunsetFORT MYERSThe Edison Pops @ Sunset concert is planned for the Lee County Campus grounds on Saturday, Oct. 27. This year Edison State College celebrates 50 years in Southwest Florida with special guests, American English, The Complete Beatles Tribute band and the Edison Pops Orchestra. Described as one of the most authentic tribute bands in the country, American English performs songs that span the entire career of The Beatles from 1963-1970. The band replicates every musical detail including costume changes, vintage instruments and special e ects. American English magically creates The Complete Beatles Tribute! The gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information go online, to www.edisonpops.com or call Reba Singleton at 239-489-9286.Cat on a Hot Tin RoofFORT PIERCEThe Pollitt family has gathered to celebrate their patriarch Big Daddys birthday. The tone is right, but the mood is somber. Sins of the past, greedy hopes for the future, and a desperate eagerness not to believe the truths that surround them make this play a delicately wrought exercise in human communication. The play will be presented in the Indian River State College McAlpin Theatre, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Nov. 1, 2 and 3. For information, contact the box ofce at 1-800-220-9915 or email boxo ce@irsc.edu.Titanic: The MusicalBELLE GLADETitanic the Musical will be presented at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. This is a brand new, national tour revival honoring the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated journey. The winner of ve Tony Awards including Best Musical, this sweeping musical recounts the dreams, hopes and aspirations of those aboard the Titanic through individual stories and breathtaking songs. High-tech imagery takes you inside the historic Titanic. This production features one of the largest casts ever assembled on the DHCAC stage! The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade which is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.Dial M for MurderLABELLEThe Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 North Bridge Street in LaBelle will present Dial M for Murder Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-4. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Patrons are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes in advance in order to be seated before the show starts. Dial M for Murder was written by Frederick Knott and will be directed by Deb Kik. For more information, call 863-675-3066.The Marvelous WonderettesOKEECHOBEEOkeechobee Community Theatre, SW 2nd Ave. a t 7th Street, will present The Marvelous Wonderettes on Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10, at 8 p.m. Its the 1958 Spring eld High School prom, and the Marvelous Wonderettes h ave been asked to perform. They are four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about thei r lives and loves, we are treated to performances of such classic s and s songs as Lollipop, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid, Its My Party, and over 20 more. Youve never had as much fun at a prom, and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes. For ticket information, call 863763-1307 or email info@okeecommunitytheatre.com. 8 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions October 2012 Plays, concerts, and more ... PERFORMING ARTS