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Publication Date: 10-17-2012
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 125 15.89 feetLast Year: 11.90 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. C h r i s t i a n Christian T e a m Team T r a i l Trail t o u r n e y tourney on Big O ..Page 11 Mini regatta was a success ... Page 4 Community Theatre presents ‘The Marvelous W onderettes’ ... Page 3 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Trying to keep up with expenses, installation and maintenance of re hydrants has proven to be a complicated task for a local utility. When the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) was formed in 1995 it inherited an existing system that did not have many re hydrants and has been playing catch up for the past 17 years. Since at least 2002, 50 cents of the monthly base charge on each customer's water bill has gone for re hydrant installation and maintenance. A separate re hydrant fund was establishe d by unanimous vote of the OUA board on Ma y 11, 2010. The resolution forming the re hy drant account reads in part, "A charge of $.5 0 per invoiced account with a correspondin g Use of OUA re hydrant fund debated Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents learn about re preventionStudents in Mrs. Howard’s rst grade class at Central Elementary learned about Smokey Bear during the Fire Prevention week and loved to sing a song about him. It was quite a surprise for him to show up at their school. The Forestry Department presented the students with coloring books and a chance to meet Smokey in person. The students and Smokey sang their song and had a wonderful visit together. For more on re prevention education, see page 2. Special to the Okeechobee News Taylor Fulford, 2012 Miss Okeechobee County Fair, is competing Oct. 19 21, at the 2013 Miss Florida Teen USA pageant. The pageant is being held at Bailey Hall in Hollywood, Fla. Taylor has been preparing for this pageant since she was crowned last March at the Okeechobee County Fair. Part of her prize package as Miss Okeechobee County Fair was to compete in this state competition. Taylor, her family and pageant director Donny Arnold will travel to Hollywood on Thursday, Oct. 18, to begin the exciting adventure. Taylor, under the direction of Pageant Ready will compete against 70 young ladies from around the state of Florida. The Okeechobee County Fair Association and the pageant committee are ver y proud of Taylor and wish her the best at Fulford to compete for Miss Florida Teen USA title A v i s i t f r o m S m o k e y B e a r A visit from Smokey BearSee FULFORD — Page 5 See OUA — Page 5 Taylor Fulford

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Denise brings a common-sense approach to the issues facing Florida. Shes run a small business, served us as an emergency room nurse, and managed family-owned citrus groves. Denise can balance a budget without raising taxes, and she knows the importance of job creation for our local economy. A LEADER FOR US! Learn more at DeniseGrimsley.comPaid Political Advertisement by Denise Grimsley, for Senate Campaign District 21, Republican. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012 Today: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 84F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 84F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%. Thursday Nigh t: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Local students learn about re prevention Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESHave you ever wondered what you would do if there were a re! The Okeechobee County Fire Rescue and Smokey Bear visit Everglades Elementary School t o educate students about home re safety and re warning signs. Students have fun experiencing a real re hose in action and students warmly greeted Smokey Bear with plenty of hugs. Thank you Fire Rescue and Smokey Bear for caring about us! Special to the Okeechobee News/ NES/J. StanleyStudents at North Elementary School were treated to a demonstration by paramedics and re ghters during Fire Prevention Week on Oct. 8. Above, students from Mrs. Steiert's class pose with Smokey Bear. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESOn Wednesday, Oct. 10, students from Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade at Central Elementary had a very special visit from the Fire Dept., as Spot (Lalo Rodriguez) and Joshua Sanders, reman in the suit, spoke with the students regarding re safety. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESOne of the students from Central Elementary, was Angel Antonio from Kindergarten who said he liked Spot and all the Firemen a lot. Blood drives plannedHere are the upcoming dates when you can donate blood and help save lives:  Saturday, Oct. 20 – Bene t drive at the Eagle’s Lodge on 441SE, 2–6 p.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Okeechobee Correctional Institute, 2:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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Whether considered to be a ’50s and ’60s pop concert, an evening of comedy, or a play combining the two, people of any age w ill nd something to like in the “Marvelous W onderettes.” The show has become something of a recent phenomenon, playing to sold-out audiences in New York and a host of other cities and towns around the country. Now we can add Okeechobee to the list. The cotton candy-colored confection of a show gets a four-night run on Nov. 2, 3, 9 & 10, at 8 p.m. at the Freshman Campus A uditorium on Southwest Second Avenue at Seventh Street, courtesy of the Okeechobee Community Theatre. Reserved seat tickets for this production are now on sale at just $12 each at the of ce of the Pennysaver, 111 N. E. Second Street, just north of CVS Pharmacy. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The production practically back ips to make patrons smile. Central to that goal is an ear-appealing collection of 33 classic pop songs from the golden age of the girl groups, ranging from “Mr. Sandman” to “Stupid Cupid,” “Secret Love,” “It’s My Party,” “Leader of the Pack” and “Respect.” They are sung with all the enthusiasm and dance moves expected from a quartet of girls who know how to belt out a song. Along with that is enough of a plot to make it all work. It’s the 1958 Senior Prom at Spring eld High School (“Go Chipmunks!”). The entertainment is supposed to be the Crooning Crab Cakes from the glee club, but that group can’t make it because its leader has been suspended for smoking near the girls’ locker room. The boys are replaced by four singers in crinolines, the Marvelous Wonderettes: the earnest, bespectacled Missy (Katie En nger); the spry, tomboyish Betty Jean (Melissa Neeley); the radiant, vain Cindy Lou (Jane Kaufman); and the slightly ditsy Suzy (Genna Lute). It’s a lucky break that they step in, because their show is one irresistible jukebox musical. Each member of the group has her own private preoccupations. Betty Jean and Cindy Lou are best “frenemies,” vying over the same boy. While Cindy Lou preens and expects to be elected prom queen, Betty Jean constantly pulls pranks to puncture her ego. Suzy is infatuated with Ritchie, the prom’s lighting guy, and Missy has a crush on Mr. Lee, a teacher. Through all of this, the four are caught up in the intrigue of campaigning for the coveted title of the prom’s “Queen of Your Dreams.” The second act takes place at the ten-year class reunion, where the girls have been asked back as the featured entertainment. They have, by now, seen revolutions and evolutions, experienced love and loss, highs and lows, and learned a bevy of new songs representing the soulful sixties. It’s a sure bet you’ll leave the theatre singing more than one of them yourself. “The Marvelous Wonderettes” is but the rst of a trio of shows which make up the 34th season of Broadway-style shows by the Okeechobee Community Theatre. Coming up on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, is “Friday Night at the Philco,” a live radio production including three vignettes—a light police drama, a classic 1930s dark comedy, and a holiday-themed musical/comedy-variety show. Wrapping up the season in March will be the Neil Simon male-bonding favorite, “The Odd Couple,” which enjoyed major success not only on Broadway, but also as a hit movie, and a long-running, top-rated TV show. The Okeechobee Community Theatre is an all-volunteer non-pro t organization of local people who produce live on-stage entertainment for area audiences. It is a member of the American Association of Communit y Theatre, and the Florida Theatre Conference. For more information on the theatre and its activities, call Ron or Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307, or visit the theatre website, www.okeecommunitytheatre.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. 3 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012 Tickets on sale for “Marvelous Wonderettes” You may be quali ed to receive nancial assistance through the Florida Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program. This program, administered by Florida Housing Finance Corporation is available statewide for troubled homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed through no fault of their own. Okeechobee Non-Pro t House, Inc. (ONPH) is an approved HHF Advisor Agency. Homeowners who qualify for nancial assistance from HHF may receive monthly mortgage payments paid directly to their lender, and or funding to help bring a past due rst mortgage current. To determine if you are eligible for this funding, you may: Contact Okeechobee Non-Pro t Housing, INC. at 863-467-5525 to make an appointment to have an HHF Advisor prescreen and determine if you qualify for this assistance, or email to administration@ onph .org or log onto the of cial web site at www.FLHardestHitHelp.org. This web site contains all the information that you will need to complete your application for assistance, including eligibility criteria, step-by-step instructions and prompts to help you. Please use Referral Code 85087 or you may not assigned to ONPH. The HHF Program is scheduled to run for the next four years. ONPH is approved to assist families in Glades, Okeechobee, Highlands, Hendry, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties. Mortgage assistance for those unemployed or underemployed Special to the Okeechobee News/ Raye DuesingerDonation RoundupFlorida Outdoors RV Country Manager, Marilyn Driscoll, presents a donation check to Raye Deusinger of the Okeechobee Blood Roundup. Though new to the community, Florida Outdoors said they are happy to help fund this community project where all of Okeechobee bene ts. The Roundup thanks them for their generous contribution. Free bene ts for veterans and their widowsThere are VA bene ts available for veterans and their widows. The bene ts can be sometimes be as high $3,000, depending on the status of the individual. There are companies advertising to assist veterans in obtaining these bene ts and say they can guarantee results, usually for a price. The County Veterans’ Services Of ce can assist veterans and their widows in obtaining these bene ts free of charge. For assistance call the County Service Of cer, Betsy Grinslade at 863-763-6441 x5, or stop by the of ce at the historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Ave, Room 106.

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V oter ID Perhaps someone can explain this to me. W hy is it a problem to require that voter’s show identi cation? Surely they had to show identi cation when they registered to v ote in the rst place. You can’t just walk into the Supervisor of Elections Of ce with no ID and register. You have to be able to prove who you are and where you live so they can properly register you in the right district. And only citizens have the right to v ote. Why would someone who is a citizen not have ID?Tax the wealthy? How shall we de ne wealthy? $250,000 gross income like Obama wants to? More? Less? And are we talking about just earned income or all income?  I would feel wealthy if I made $50,000 a year.  In 2009 the average annual wage in Florida was $40,970. Interestingly, in Washington D.C. it was almost double at $70,000.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but a $40k annual job is roughly $19 per hour, calculating 2080 hours per year, or 40 hours per week. I’m not aware of too many jobs in Okeechobee which pays $19.00 an hour  The average for the state is roughly $45K, the county average is roughly $35K or about 25 percent below the state average. That would be about $16.80 per hour, still seems high for Okeechobee. Must be a lot of people that work outside the county but reside here to get those gures.  I’ve done well with a lot less and $50,000 a year if managed right I could live pretty comfortable, unlike most other people and their high cost of living.  Right now I am making under $30,000 a year and supporting my girlfriend and my kid. We do hit some rough patches but I do take care of all the bills and expenses, paid off the vehicle and renting a house, I feel fairly comfortable with that, but always looking for that ladder to the top.  I don’t think Washington has any idea what many of us understand is a middle income family. I read something once which struck home with me, “I didn’t know I was poor until the Government told me I was.”Lock your car Why do people have to be reminded not to leave your purse, wallet or other items of value in your car, or to lock the doors? This is not a new problem. Minimal Regatta support appreciatedThe Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee’s Second Annual Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta w as held this past Saturday, Oct. 6 at Scott Driver Park. If you weren’t there, you were one of the few. The event was estimated to have had in excess of 2,500 people in attendance and more than 80 boats in the races! Gratefully, enough money was raised to sponsor another young person in Fire/ EMT school further honoring the memory of A dam Bryant. To most spectators, the Regatta seemed to go off seamlessly and, for the most part, it did. This was due to the countless hours our committee put in prior to the event. Thanks go to Michael Hazellief, Frank DeCarlo, John Creasman, Daniel Rickards, Jeff Reno, Marcos Montes De Oca, Shannon Wakelee, R.W. Shirts, Ken Keller, Donny Arnold, Joshua and Linda Eveleth, and Jerry and Carol Bryant. I was fortunate enough to chair this group and will be forever indebted to them for their hard work and dedication. They worked tirelessly for more than four months leading up to the event and are already planning for next year. In addition, we had more than 40 event volunteers from Kiwanis, O.H.S. Key Club, and the community. If you see one of the committee members or know a volunteer, please say “thank you!” They each truly deserve it. I would also like to thank Scott and Phil Eddings of Cripple Creek Band for providing the music and sound system, Laurie and Noel Stephen of Smokin` Pink BBQ for their wonderful bbq meals, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Dept. for their endless support, Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police for their labor, Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council for the grant funding, Jill Rogers of Communities in Schools, 1 Stop Party Shop, Freedom Ranch, Mike Davis of FWC, Brown Cow Sweetery, Home Depot, W&W Lumber, WOKC 100.9 FM, The Okeechobee News, Okeechobee The Magazine, Heartland Living Magazine, and so many others. These people and organizations helped ensure a successful event! Our many sponsors were crucial in helping make this event shine! Our Presenting Sponsor was Tony Giudicy of Labor Finders; Platinum Sponsors were Anderson Realty, American Drilling, and Mixon Real Estate Group; Gold Sponsors were Phil Baughman, Gilbert Chevrolet, Morgan’s Furniture, Raulerson Hospital, A Child’s World Daycare, Nurses On Call, Syfrett Feed Company, Total Roadside Services, 1 Stop Party Shop, Verizon Wireless Zone of Okeechobee, Law Of ce of Philip DeBerard, Everglades Farm Equipment, and The Bryant Family; Silver Sponsors were Buxton/Bass Funeral Home, Barracuda’s Sports Grillery, Waldau Junior Golf, Waste Management, Renee Mims Web Design, Seacoast National Bank, Sheriff Paul May, Rock & Roll Racing, Florida Community Health Center, Okeechobee Paddle & Pedal, Atlantic Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services, Inc., and The Nunez Family. In addition, we had more than 45 Bronze Sponsors! Thank you so much to all of them! Finally, THANK YOU, to all the spectators and participants that supported the 2nd Annual Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta. No matter your age, this event gives us all an opportunity to once again be a child. I applaud each and every one of you for taking the time to support this community endeavor. We all look forward to watching this event grow each year because of our great Okeechobee community. Next year’s event will once again be held on the FIRST SATURDAY IN OCTOBER (Oct. 5, 2013). Friday check-in will be mandatory. Sign-ups will be limited to the rst 100 boats and will start on Nov. 1, 2012. Age classes have also been expanded: Deck Hands (12 & under), First Mates (13-17), (18-29), Skippers (30-49), Old Salts (50 & Over), Kayak (All Ages), and the all new, Stow Away (2 People restrictions apply). Contact J.D. Mixon at 863-634-1778 or visit www.MinimalRegatta.com. You can also visit us on Faceboo k at www.facebook.com/minimalregatta. Thank you again and God bless. Gratefully, J.D. Mixon, President Kiwanis Club of OkeechobeeSchool supply thanks!My Aunt’s House wants to say thank you! Your donations of school supplies and backpacks enabled My Aunt’s House to presen t all the supplies and back packs required b y the school board, plus a bonus of socks and underwear to approximately 400 disadvantaged children in our Okeechobee area. Starting the school year with a brand ne w back pack lled with all the required supplies and more and brand new socks and undies is so important to these children in need. Hopefully, they stepped into their ne w classroom, feeling good about themselves and ready to tackle and enjoy their 2012-13 school year. A very big thank you to all who helped, including Sharon Vinson with Children’s Services Council, Debbie Butler, presiden t of Guardians of New Futures, Matt Vinson with Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of Okeechobee Local 2918 (these men gave up their days off to stand out front o f Walmart and collect goodies for My Aunt’s House), the shoppers of Walmart for lling the boxes with supplies, Sharon Vinson with Children’s Collaborative Council and Shared Services, Florida Power and Light, Peggy and Jerry Collins helped with deliveries, the girls of PSI Delta Sorority, Gretchen Robertson with State Farm Insurance, Pat O’Connor, Joan Rueff, Coordinator with Conkerr Cancer, Angie Hodges with Glades Electric Charitable Trust, Debbie Gillette with G4S and everyone who helped. I felt so proud and grateful to be part o f this years school supply drive. You, as on e of our donors should be extremely proud. Passing them out to the moms, dads and children is quite an experience. Watching the faces of the parents as they gazed at all the supplies, you could see, actually feel, th e gratitude and relief in their eyes. Thank you! You were a huge help and w e appreciate all you do to help these children. We appreciate the supplies, of course. Bu t we really appreciate the heart you have fo r our Okeechobee children. My Aunt’s House Judy Watts, Director October 17, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012 An error appeared in an article on page 13 of the Sunday, Oct. 14, issue of the Okeechobee News under the headline “County working on area ooding complaints.” The article incorrectly stated: “They (Okeechobee County Commissioners) also designated the Business Development Board to be a primary partner of Enterprise Florida, the of cial economic development organization for the State of Florida.” What the board actually did was designate themselves as the partner contact with Enterprise Florida. Correction reduction in the base facility charge of $.50 per invoiced account to be used to establish and maintain the re hydrants account to be used for the acquisition and installation of re hydrants, periodic maintenance, repair and replacement of re hydrants and all costs related thereto, including the installation of necessary water mains in support of re protection is hereby adopted.” According to executive director John Hayford’s interpretation of the resolution it “allows” for re hydrant maintenance. He believes the use of the fund for maintenance is optional. Mr. Hayford calls it an internal fund and not a restricted fund which would have to be used for a speci c purpose. While money from the fund can be used for installation, he feels that money for maintenance should come from other sources. Mr. Hayford feels it is more ef cient to account for re hydrant maintenance along with other types of maintenance. Since the establishment of the fund, maintenance of re hydrants has been coming from other revenue sources. Mr. Hayford said that it is simpler than separating the maintenance costs. While he is not too sure of the maintenance costs before 2010, he said that since that time re hydrant maintenance costs have averaged $25,000 a year. However, it appears that no money has been taken from the re hydrant fund until quite recently. At the Sept. 11 board meeting the issue of the re hydrant fund came up. The preliminary budget for 2012/13 had already been approved. The board was informed that the preliminary budget did not have a projected beginning balance to take into consideration with the amount of money to be spent in 2011/12 from the re hydrant fund. That amount was $180,000 which was included in the nal budget that was approved in a later action that same meeting. The agenda item on the re hydrant fund went on to say that reviewing the two prior scal years, an adjustment in the amount of $100,849 was made for the cost of installing new re hydrants. The board voted to ratify that expenditure. Additionally the board was informed that annual maintenance costs of re hydrants was estimated to be $25,000 which Mr. Hayford informed the board had been taken from the capital improvement fund. Staff recommended that the accrued annual re hydrant maintenance costs totaling $75,000 for scal years 2010 through 2012 be paid out of the re hydrant fund and that for future periods those costs would be paid for by the fund. Action on that recommendation was tabled. According to gures released by OUA, since 2002, with the exception of 2012, the amount of money collected each year for re hydrants far exceeds the amount o f money spent that year on re hydrants. For instance, in 2011, $72,379 was received for re hydrants, while $32,316 was listed for expenses associated with re hydrants. The fund balance for that year was $320,054. In 2007, $55,111 were received for hydrants and $16,113 was spent. The fund balance for that year was $228,249. Each year since 2002 the number of re hydrants installed and the associated expenses have varied. For instance in 2002, $49,561 was spent on 14 re hydrants, out of $77,606 collected for that purpose. The next year, $11,838 was spent on eight re hydrants from the $50,616 collected for that purpose. Just looking at the gures, there seems to be no correlation between the number of re hydrants and the costs. Mr. Hayford said the cost is dependent on the number of feet of water main that has to be constructed to support re hydrants. The more feet of water main constructed, the more expensive the re hydrant. Many o f the older water mains are not large enough to support re hydrants. The budget for 2011/12 contained $180,043 for installation of 10 re hydrants. Mr. Hayford said that the increased cost is due to the fact that the 10 re hydrants will require many additional feet of new larger water main to be installed. He said the utilit y is currently in talks with the City of Okeechobee, Okeechobee County and Buckhead Ridge re departments to get their recommendations on re hydrants. He said those recommendations would be prioritized and acted upon as the utility had the funds. The funds received for re hydrants each year are based on 50 cents per month or $6 per year per customer. In 2002, $77,606 dollars were received for re hydrants as part of the base charge. The next year, the gure dropped to $50,616. Did the utility lose that many customers in a year? From 2003 through 2008 the revenue gures for re hydrants remained fairly consistent in the $50,000 range each year. In 2008, $57,580 were received for re hydrants. In 2009 that amount grew to $93,070. Then in 2010 it dropped to $71,051. Did the utility gain customers one year only to lose them the next? Mr. Hayford could not explain the variations from year to year. On the positive side, Mr. Hayford predicted that one day when the utility has caught up on installation of re hydrants the fee could go away entirely or perhaps be reduced to a one-time at fee.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. OUAContinued From Page 1 the state pageant. The pageant committee acknowledges her great accomplishments here in the community and has the upmost con dence that she will represent Okeechobee County very well at the state pageant. The competition begins on Oct. 19 with her personal interview with the judges. The preliminary pageant is on Oct. 20, which includes the swimwear and evening gown competition. The nal competition on Oct. 21 will be televised and will introduce all the contestants and the top 16 will be revealed. If Taylor is selected in the top 16 she will then compete in the nals for the title of 2013 Miss Florida Teen USA. You can go to the Miss Florida Teen USA web site (www.miss oridausa.com) to see Taylor’s photo along with all the contestants. You can also follow her progress on the ofcial Miss Okeechobee County Fair Pageant Facebook page. FULFORDContinued From Page 1 Trails of Terror at Animal AdventuresAnimal Adventures, 5001 S.W. Rucks Dairy Road (off S.R. 70, just west of the Kissimmee River) will host their annual “Trails of Terror” fundraiser Oct. 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 8 to 11 p.m. Whether you want to observe or take to the trails, you will be able to see the animals by torchlight and then sit in the picnic area and watch the others brave the trails, cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. For more information see the Animal Adventures Live Facebook page or call 863-447-6050.Trunk or Treat at First BaptistFirst Baptist Church will host a FREE Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Flagler Park. For more information, please call First Baptist Church of Okeechobee at 863-763-2171. Halloween Happenings By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Osceola Warriors soccer squad w rapped up their regular season schedule w ith a 3-2 victory over Oslo on Oct. 11. Jose J aimes wrapped up a solid year with three goals for Osceola. Goal keeper Manuel Espinoza had several great saves which included one on a penalty kick late in the match while the game was tied.  The Brahman boys golf team defeated Master’s Academy and Fort Pierce Westw ood in a tri match Oct. 11 at the Indian River Golf Club in Vero Beach. Zach Hudson led Okeechobee with a 2-over 38. Eli Finney shot 41. Kyle Mullins shot 43 and Kutter Crawford shot a 47. The match was the nal one of the season for the Brahmans who played their district tournament at the Saints Country Club in Port St. Lucie on Monday.  The Lady Brahmans golf defeated Lake Placid at Placid Lakes on Oct. 11 behind a solid performance by Hannah Raulerson, 53, and Cameron White, 56. Kristin Higgins and Meredith Hilliard both shot 65 for Okeechobee. The Lady Brahmans played their district tournament on Monday in Vero Beach.  The Okeechobee Youth Football League w on ve games by forfeit Oct. 13 as the Lee County Steelers were forced to cancel their v isit to Okeechobee. The OYFL will wrap up their regular season schedule this Saturday w hen they host the Heartland Hurricanes from Highlands County.  The Brahman boys bowling team lost to Lake Placid, 6-1, Oct. 12. Bryan Chapman had a two-game series of 438, with a high game of 224. George Marshall had a high game of 199. Samuel Rogers rolled a 221 w ith no open frames for the Brahmans. Austin Walker had two solid scores of 150 and 156 in his two games. Pete Ruano had a high game of 214 for Lake Placid. “The young boys team continues to grow and develop and the coaches are very pleased with their progress,” Coach Martha Bloom said. The Lady Brahmans defeated the Green Dragons, 5-2, as Jessica Olney had a two-game series of 366, with a high game of 196. Tiffany Marshall improved her average and continued to help the girls win matches. Kirstin Doney shot a 161 for OHS. Savannah Connolly had a high game of 208 for Lake Placid. The Brahman boys host Westwood on Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. The Lady Brahmans next match is Oct. 25 at Martin County.  Tabatha Henry won the Wayne Cross Memorial Invitational at Lakewood Regional Park in Fort Pierce Oct. 11 with a solid time of 21:43. The Lady Brahmans nished fourth out of seven teams at the meet. The OHS boys cross country team took third place behind strong performances by Hernan Baltazar, who nished fth, Emmanuel Gaona, 10th, and Victor Nunez 17th. Rosendo Navarro nished 23rd and Frank Adamo 33rd for OHS. On the girls side Ivette Vega was 24th, Ana Huerta 28th, and Alexis Muller 29th. In the JV race, the Brahman boys were paced by Isaac Garcia who nished ninth, Abraham Baltazar 10th, Johnny Ramos 19th, and Dylan Ferneau 21st. Marilu Rodriguez nished 10th and Jennifer Rojas 19th for the Lady Brahman junior varsity team.  The OHS volleyball team won three matches and lost two at the Dig Pink Tournament in Orlando last weekend. Okeechobee defeated Calvary Christian 22-25, 25-21, and 15-9, Harmony 25-16, 22-25, and 15-5, and River Ridge 25-10, 25-17. Okeechobee lost in the championship rounds against Sante Fe, 16-25 and 23-15, and Trinity Prep, 23-25, 25-20, and 11-15. Darby Jones had 44 kills, Sarah Davis 50 digs and 68 assists, and Maci Thomas 51 digs and 29 service points in the tournament for Okeechobee (11-11). Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Clydine P Bulot, 93OKEECHOBEE — Clydine P. Bulot died Oct. 13, 2012, at Raulerson Hospital. She had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1984 and enjoyed sewing when she was younger. Mrs. Bulot was a member of Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church. She cherished her church family and the activities that were offered. Mrs. Bulot is survived by her husband of 48 years, Fred Bulot of Okeechobee; and her daughter, Norma Sloan (Jim) of Okeechobee; two grandchildren, Heather Gray and Susie Grandin; three great grandchildren, Kurt, Alex, and Zoe; as well as her step-daughter, Vicki Milner (Kyle) of Dallas, Texas, and her children, Jason and Chad. Also surviving are her nieces, Linda (Jerry), Carol (Dan), Betty (Chet); and her nephew, Glen (Ruth); and great nieces, Alishia, and Angela. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church. Interment will be held at South Florida National Cemetery on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew & Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL. Michael Clyde Palmer, 68OKEECHOBEE — Michael Clyde Palmer died Oct. 13, 2012 at Kindred Hospital of the Palm Beaches. He has lived in Okeechobee for over 50 years and was the owner and operator of Palmer Dairy and also worked for Travel Easy RV for many years. Mike is survived by his daughters, Melissa Palmer of Orlando, Tuesday Palmer Stokes of Gainesville, Autumn Palmer of Kissimmee, and Michelle Palmer of Kissimmee; and his two grandchildren, Bryan and Ashley. He is also surv ived by his brother, Jesse Palmer of Jacksonv ille; sister in law, Shirley Palmer of Okeechobee; and four nieces. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday Oct. 19, 2012, for some time of re ection. All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew & Paul Buxton of the BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terr. Okeechobee, Florida.John Franklin ‘Johnny’ Pearce, 87OKEECHOBEE — John Franklin “Johnny” Pearce died at his residence Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Being born here in Okeechobee, Mr. Pearce has been a lifetime resident and is a 2nd generation rancher in Glades County following in his father’s footsteps. He established JF Ranch in 1948, and also served in the US Navy. He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in which he served as a Deacon and a Sunday school teacher for 45 years. Mr. Pearce was a devoted man to his family, his church and his community serving on the City Council and also two terms as a County Commissioner. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Juanita Foster and Juanelle Peeples. Mr. Pearce is survived by his wife of 65 years, Idell Pearce of Okeechobee; son, John “Frank” Pearce, Jr. (Linda) of Okeechobee; and his two daughters, Cindy Pearce Croncich (Skip) of Navasota, Texas, and Becky Boney (Bill) of Jacksonville, N.C. He is also survived by six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and his brother, DL Pearce of Okeechobee. The family will receive friends at the BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Randy Huckabee of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of ower donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee in Mr. Pearce’s memory. All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew & Paul Buxton of the BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terr. Okeechobee, Florida. Kathleen A. Blair, 61OKECHOBEE — Kathleen A. Blair died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at her residence surrounded by friends and family. Born March 15, 1951 in Bellefonte, Pa. and grew up in Bellefonte, the daughter of the late Dean and Phyllis Weaver. She was a graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. Kathleen worked at Raulerson Hospital as the House Keeping Supervisor here in Okeechobee. She was also a member of Oakview Baptist Church and enjoyed latchhook, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Larry Weaver. On March 31, 2007 she married Michael G. Blair, who survives. She is also survived by her daughter, Amy I. (Keslar) Burns (Thomas Burns, Jr.) of Bellefonte; son, Darin Keslar of Bellefonte; and two step children, Josh (Jennifer) and Justine (Tina); seven brothers, Dean and Jane, John and Bertha, Denny and Doris, Roy and Eva, Thomas and Dolly, David and Norma, and Douglas Weaver; ve grandchildren, Chasity and Sierra Burns, Halie Keslar, Brandi (Mike) Spicer and Blake (Christina) and Filicity and Preston Bird; three great grandchildren, Madilynn, Olivia and Evan Spicer; as well as many nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation or services at this time. All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew & Paul Buxton of the BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terr. Okeechobee, Florida. Quinton ‘Jr.’ Hamner, 3OKEECHOBEE — Quinton “Jr.” Hamner passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was born Jan. 25, 2009 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. to Quinton and Kathrine Hamner. Quinton was a member of Haven’s Ministry of Ft. Pierce and was a curious, adventurous and special little boy. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Preston and Patricia Powell; and great grandfather, Norman Hamner, Sr. He is survived by his parents, Quinton and Katie Hamner of Okeechobee; brother, Blatin Powell; grandparents, Dawn (Ben) Burkes of Okeechobee, Norman (Kathy) Hamner, Jr. of St. A ugustine, Fla., Karen (Brad) Behan of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; great grandparents, Martha Moore of Sebring, Fla., Winifred Hamner of Okeechobee, A llen and Frances Hazellief; uncles, Chris Hamner of Okeechobee, Shawn (Jodi) Powell of Madison, Fla., Norman (Sely) Hamner III, of Gainesville, Fla., Allen Powell of Okeechobee, J effrey Branch of St. Augustine, Mike (Lisa) Powell of Valdosta, Ga., Howard (Shandy) Anderson of LaBelle, Fla.; aunts, Kim (Dan) Syers of Wichita Falls, Texas, Emily (Tommy) Nash of Lady Lake, Fla., Kristyn (Kenny) Stone of Forkand, Ala., Katrina (Sean) McCarty of La., April (Gregg) Hudson of Ga., Rachel (Daniel) Lee of Ft. Pierce, Fla. and Sharon Farmer Hazellief (Eric) of Louisville, Ky. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, from 11 a.m. until service time of 12 p.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at w ww.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at orida. newszap.com View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Hospice Yard Sale Hospice of Okeechobee’s next yard sale will be Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Thursday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. until noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of SE 4th Street and SE 3rd Ave. Donations are accepted Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to noon. For information, call 863-467-2321 or see our web page www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click on Events tab.Democratic Executive Committee plan meetingThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’ Brady’s. Any interested Democrat is encouraged to attend as “Get Out The Vote” plans will be discussed.‘True Lies’ addresses teen issuesThe True Lies assembly features Phil Chalmers, leading authority on Juvenile Homicides and other teen destructive behaviors, will visit Okeechobee schools in October. Phil will talk about topics such as bullying, crime prevention, teen violence and substance abuse. Mr. Chalmers and Mr. Wise will be at Osceola Middle School on Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. for a program open to the community. This presentation is brought to the community by the Okeechobee Children’s Services Council and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. The event is hosted by the Okeechobee County School District.ELKS to host Chili Night dinnerELKS Lodge #2871 will cook for the VF W Rt. 441 South in Treasure Island on Oct. 18 The menu will be Chili and Cornbread with yummy cake for dessert. They start serving 5:30 p.m. eat in or take out just $6. Tuson Band will play from 6 to 9 p.m. Chasing Bones: Pursuit of SkeletonsOn Oct. 18 at the Okeechobee Librar y at 5:30 p.m., travel with Dr. Rachel Wentz from Florida through Europe and into the Caribbean as she recounts her experiences learning how to analyze human remains to better understand the cultures from which they came. For more information, call 863763-3536. Free and open to the public.Local Businesswomen’s network meetsThe Okeechobee Businesswomen’s Referral Network will meet at Lodge at the Lake, 1111 S Parrott Ave., Friday, Oct. 19 at 11:30. This is a gathering for area women to exchange ideas, meet new women in the community and learn of new opportunities for your business. Each woman is asked to bring a small exchange gift and, for this meeting only, any advertising “goodies” you would like to contribute to the Okeechobee Blood Roundup goodie bags. The Roundup will be Nov. 17 and 18. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Imagine ever yday freedom Always need to go?For more information, visit www.everyday-freedom.com or call 1-800-664-5111.Important Safety Information About InterStim Therapy InterStim Therapy for Urinary Control treats urinary retention (inability to completely empty the bladder) and the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence (leakage) and signicant symptoms of urgency-frequency. It should be used after you have tried other treatments such as medications and behavioral therapy and they have not worked, or you could not tolerate them. You should have a successful trial assessment before receiving InterStim Therapy. You cannot have diathermy (deep heat treatment from electromagnetic energy) if you have an InterStim device. InterStim Therapy is not intended for patients with a urinary blockage. Safety and eectiveness have not been established for pregnancy and delivery; patients under the age of 16; or for patients with neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis. In addition to risks related to surgery, complications can include pain at the implant sites, new pain, infection, lead (thin wire) movement/migration, device problems, interactions with certain other devices or diagnostic equipment such as MRI, undesirable changes in urinary or bowel function, and uncomfortable stimulation (sometimes described as a jolting or shocking feeling). This therapy is not for everyone. Please consult your physician to decide whether InterStim Therapy is right for you. A prescription is required. For further information, please call Medtronic at 1-800-328-0810 and/or consult Medtronics website at www.medtronic.com. USA Rx Only. Rev 0110 Co-sponsored by MedtronicDavid A. Sigalow, M.D. Lakeshore Urology 215 NE 19th Drive Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-763-0217 If youve tried treatments that havent been successful, dont lose hope. Finding relief from bladder control problems can be a long journey. InterStim Therapy may be an option for patients who have not had success with, or could not tolerate, more conservative treatments for overactive bladder or urinary retention.Make an appointment today to nd out if InterStim Therapy can eliminate or greatly reduce your bladder control problems by calling Lakeshore Urology at 863-763-0217. 7 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Anthony Brown, 48, of N.W. 12th Street, w as arrested Oct. 14 by OCP Of cer R. Holyroyd on a charge of interference with a railroad track. Brown was accused of attempting to steal railroad equipment including joint bar bolts and polybar straps from a pile on the railroad right-of-way. When he was apprehended, the railroad equipment was in the bed of Brown’s pickup truck, according to the report. He was also charged with a misdemeanor charge of petit theft, second offense. Bond was set at a total of $3,000.  Francisco Marte, 50, of Saint Cloud, w as arrested Oct. 14 on a charge of possession of cocaine. OCSO Deputy Paul Jackson w as the arresting of cer. The drug charge came as a result of a traf c stop. Marte was also charged with DUI and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Bond was set at $6,000.  Adrian Valez, 20, of N.E. 64th Avenue, w as arrested Oct. 14 on an Okeechobee County warrant on a charge of Violation of Probation (VOP) resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of VOP possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond w as set.  Yvette Gordils, 44, of N.W. 294th Street, w as arrested Oct. 13 on an Okeechobee County warrant on a charge of VOP criminal mischief. No bond was set.  Kiel Evans Jumper, 29, of Naples, was arrested Oct. 12 on a Collier County warrant on a charge of Failure to Appear Driving w ith license suspended or revoked, second offense. Bond was set at $2,500.  Melinda Gail Axelrod, 24, of Coral Springs, was arrested Oct. 12 on an Okeechobee County warrant on a charge of V OP possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and misdemeanor counts of V OP possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and VOP possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond was set.  Ryan Douglas Lott, 20, of S.E. 60th Drive, was arrested Oct. 12 and charged with VOP fraudulent use of a credit card (amended). No bond was set.  Margaret Nell McBride, 49, of S.E. 28th Street, was arrested Oct. 11 on an Okeechobee County warrant and charged with ve counts of VOP obtaining prescription by fraud. No bond was set.  Brandon Joseph Nolan, 23, of Highway 441 S., was arrested Oct. 11 on a Florida Department of Corrections amended warrant and charged with Amended VOP possession of marijuana in excess of 20 grams. No bond was set.  Michelle Marie Hand, 41, of State Road 70 W., was arrested Oct. 11 on a Florida Department of Corrections warrant and charged with Amended VOP grand theft, more than $300, less than $5,000. No bond was set.  Jenny Lee Hare, 29, of S.W. 20th Street, was arrested Oct. 14 on an Okeechobee County warrant and charged with possession of oxycodone. She was also charged with a misdemeanor county of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $3,000.  Katie Kimbrough, 31, of Okeechobee at large, was arrested Oct. 15 by OCSO Deputy Steven Pollack and charged with possession of cocaine less than 28 grams and introduction of contraband into a county jail. Bond was set at $7,500.  Orlan Lemar Hagins, 32, of N.W. Second Street, was arrested Oct. 15, on a charge of tampering with physical evidence and soliciting another to tamper with a witness. OCSO Cpl. Aric Majere was the arresting ofcer. No bond was set.  Melissa Fralix, 41, of Sebring, was arrested Oct. 15 by Department of Corrections Of cer R.W. Bleyman and charged with violation of probation cruelty to animals. 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. Okeechobee Arrest Report Chamber offers Victim Awareness classThe Chamber of Commerce will host a “Refuse to be a Victim” crime prevention seminar on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the chamber building. This class is designed primarily for women by the National Ri e Association to provide common sense information geared toward awareness and avoidance of criminal attack. The class will be conducted by Laurinda Garner who is a certi ed NRA instructor. The cost of the class is $35 which includes the workbook and the instruction on carjacking prevention, self-defense training options and other helpful hints for personal security. To sign up for this class, you can access the chamber web site at www.okeechobeebusiness.com. Click on the event calendar, search for Oct. 20, then click on register on-line. You may pay via credit card on-line or via cash or check prior to the date of the class. For information or assistance in signing up, call Mariah at 863-467-6246.NOPE Candle Light Vigil plannedThe NOPE (Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education) Task Force will host its sixth annual National Candle Light Vigil on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Okeechobee County. The vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 Hwy. 98 North, Okeechobee. The Okeechobee vigil is organized by the NOPE Task Force, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce and the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition. More information is available by contacting Connie Curry, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, at 863-763-3117 or by visiting the NOPE website at NOPETaskForce.org.

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Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Basinger Community Center. The Willing Vessels from Venus will be the featured singers. A covered dish supper will begin at 6 p.m. followed by services at 7 p.m. For more information, call Doyle McDuf e at 863-763-2285. Peace Lutheran Church is planning their 40th Anniversary Celebration on Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. The rst pastor of Peace, Pastor Jim Guelzow will return and bring the sermon that afternoon, after which a dinner w ill be served in the Fellowship Hall. Circuit Parish Pastors and families will be guests, and friends, members and those who have attended Peace Lutheran Church, but have moved from the community, are welcome to attend. In Thanksgiving, we will gather to celebrate the anniversary of Peace Lutheran Church, recognizing that our congregation is built on the Living Stone, our Lord Jesus Christ. A multi-family yard sale Saturday will be held Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2153 SW 1st W ay to bene t Fountain of Life Church mission ministry. Northside Baptist 51 N.W. 98th St, w ill host Danny Parker and the Harvesters, a long-standing Southern-Gospel quartet from North Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning w orship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. Y ou will enjoy our youth "band," consisting of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as w ell as, various singing groups. Be blessed w ith the preaching of God's Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call, 863-7630669. The Fourth Annual Quilt Sale and Craft Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church. There will also be a baked goods sale and lunch offered. There are a limited number of tables available for crafters at $20 each. To reserve a table, call Dottie Allen at 863532-8100. Oakview Baptist Church invites children to our new Awana Club. Awana Club includes children from Kindergarten to 5th grade. They meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Come join in all the fun! Please call the Church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 1731 Hunter Rd, Buckhead Ridge, would like to invite all to services. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., evening services at 7 p.m.; Wednesday evening prayer service; pot luck dinner 6 p.m. followed by prayer, praise, music and good fellowship. Everyone is welcome. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church will have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1401 N.E. 14th Avenue, Okeechobee. All funds go to support the soup kitchen. Call Crystal Harris for more information at 863-612-6395. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, do-bro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God's message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www.peace-okee. org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekl y on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 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 17, 2012 A rea churches plan special programs and events The Ryan Arnold Big Bash Birthday Bene t, planned for Nov. 10, at Oakview Baptist Church, from 2-7 p.m. needs volunteers items to auction for the silent auction table. This event is to help the family of Fire ghter Donny and Madonna Arnold's son Ryan to assist them with his medical costs, traveling funds, etc. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. An account has been set up, please contact Wendi at Southern Styles for any assistance you can offer. Pony rides, bounce house, obstacle course, food, fun, fellowship, popcorn, dunk tank, music, face painting, remen and their trucks, petting zoo, are just a few of the things planned for Ryan's Birthday party. For questions, Please call Bobbi Poole 863-467-2614. Birthday Bash fundraiser planned for Ryan Arnold

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 CAC014022 Offers expire 11/30/2012. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. 10 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012 OHS swim team honors seniors Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee High School Swim Team Seniors and their parents were honored Oct. 1 at the Okeechobee Sports Complex during the last home swim meet of the season. Above, from left to right are Janet Walker, Amber Walker, Coach Steve Neafsey, and OHS Principal Toni Weirsma. Below, from left to right are Dana Tedders, Dalton Hodges, Coach Steve Neafsey and OHS Principal Toni Wiersma Special to the Okeechobee NewsAbove, from left to right are Karen VanBeek, Katie VanBeek, Coach Steve Neafsey and OHS Principal Toni Wiersma. Below, from left to right are Jamie and Lane Gamiotea with daughter, Macy, Coach Neafsey and Mrs. Wiersma. At right, from left to right are Chris Douglas, Terry Douglas, Scott Douglas, Sage Douglas, Coach Neafsey and Mrs. Wiersma. Special to the Okeechobee NewsAbove, keft to right are Dallas Nunez, DeeAnn Nunez, Destiny Jade Nunez, Coach Steve Neafsey and OHS Principal Toni Wiesma Special to the Okeechobee NewsOHS Swim team seniors were honored Oct. 1. Above, from left to right are Jerri Hill, Lexi Manson, Jess Manson, Coach Steve Neafsey and OHS Principal Toni Wiersma. Below, from left to right are Trish Bolan, Jordan Bolan and Coach Neafsey. Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee High School Swim Team Seniors and their parents were honored Oct. 1. Senior Nicole Agnew (center) is pictured with her mother, Alicia Agnew (left) and Coach Steve Neafsey. Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee High School Swim Team Seniors and their parents were honored Oct. 1. From left to right are Jonathan Bean, Stacie Bean, Maddie Bean, Coach Steve Neafsey and OHS Princip al Toni Wiersma.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 1796 Highway 441N ~ Okeechobee ~ RaulersonHospital.com Raulerson Hospital is offering convenient evening Screening Mammogram appointments. Your yearly mammogram doesn’t have to be a chore. Make time for your health. Relax and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. Thursday, October 25th 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. RSVP: 763-9228Teachers, We’re making time for YOU! a l co m om Have the School Districts Wellness Center (863-462-5130) or your doctor fax us an order for your screening mammogram. 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! 11 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012 In their second tournament of the season, the Christian Team Trails hosted 50 boats on Oct. 6, at Okee-Tantie Park on the Kissimmee River. The boaters set out at safelight, 7 a.m., and returned at 1 p.m. for weigh-in. The Big Fish award went to “Team Marsocci” with Blake and Danny reeling in a single catch of 8.46 lbs. Second place Big Fish was also hauled in by the overall winning team of Newhouse and Dillion with their largest single catch of 7.7 lbs. and overall weight at weigh-in of 32.38 lbs. Dick Myers and Brock Stanaland brought back 21.42 lbs. of sh total weight for the second place win and a prize of $375. All the boaters enjoyed a lunch provided for them, family and friends. After all the boats shed with weigh-in and while scores were being added and checked, Jim Fowler gave out many prizes won by the luck of the draw by tickets given to the shermen when they registered for the tournament. Before the top prizes were awarded, prizes of $125 were presented to seven boaters who had brought in total weight catches of 15-21 lbs. Top prizes were awarded to the rst three winners of the most weight in sh caught and also bonus prizes to those who brought in the two top Big Fish. What an enjoyable day for our rst fall tournament. We look forward to our next tournament planned for the rst Saturday in November! Christian Team Trails hosts October tourney Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pat ZieglarFirst place overall in the September Christian Team Trails Tournament with 32.38 lbs. of sh was boat number 8 with Norris Newhouse and Michael Dillion receiving a prize check of $1,000 for the most in pounds and winning second place with one big of 7.7 lbs. prize money for second big sh of $200. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pat ZieglarChristian Team Trails September tourney second place winners, Dick Myers and Brock Stanaland earned their place and a cash prize of $375 for their 21.42 lbs. of sh. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pat ZieglarThird place winners, Tony Whidden and Art Hodges reeled in a 21.37 lbs. total weight catch at weigh in time. The team earned $250 when checks were presented. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pat ZieglarFirst Big Fish was reeled in by Team Marsocci brothers, Blake and Danny. The 8.46 lbs. catch netted them a $300 prize check at the end of the tourney. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pat ZieglarA nice bonus amount of $200 was added to the winning check for rst place winners, Newhouse and Dillion after this pair brought in second Big Fish. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pat ZieglarThird place winners Tony Whidden and Art Hodge shared a prize check of $250.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.0039 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including Medicaid• Daily local news updates • New interactive, easy to navigate format • Easy access to loads of special publications • Plus much more! Check out our new site: florida.newszap.com FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.comHany Americans are so busy working and taking care of their families that when an injury or illness occurs they may not have a trusted healthcare partner to turn to. Make time for your health by beginning a relationship with a Primary Care Physician. It isnt expensive or time consuming, but having an existing relationship with a trusted medical professional will be a comfort to you and your family when you experience an unexpected medical issue. Raulerson Primary Care is a conveniently located Family Medicine Practice right here in Okeechobee. Raulerson Primary Care accepts new patients of all ages and the staff members are ”uent in Spanish. The provider, Dr. Jose Villarreal, is Board certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Primary Care Physicians like Dr. Villarreal not only treat patients medical conditions, provide sports physicals, and refer patients to a specialist if necessary; they also perform another important service, which is preventative healthcare. Whether you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or are in good physical health, consider scheduling an annual wellness visit with a primary care provider, like Dr. Jose Villarreal. The staff at Raulerson Primary Care are ready to meet you and your family and be your trusted source for primary care.Many Americans are without a primary care physician 12 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted 2012-2013Medical Information GuideAlso available online at specialsections. newszap.comThe area’s premiere medical and health information resource Look for it in the October 26 edition of the YOU ASKED FOR IT! YOU ASKED FOR IT!Look for the puzzles near the Classifieds section Now featuring Sudoku and the Crossword Puzzle in every edition of the 13 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012

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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 SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesGolf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeFront DeskComputer experience needed. Healthcare experience and bilingual preferred. Competitive salary & excellent bene ts. Fax resume to: (863)357-2991 or apply at: Dr. Fred Brown Children’s Health Center, 2015 Highway 441 North Okeechobee, FL or email: hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP Medical AssistantMust have 1 yr exp. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Fax resume to: (863) 357-2991, or apply at: Dr. Fred Brown Children’s Health Center: 2015 Highway 441 North Okeechobee, FL., or email hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP WE NEED YOU NOWFT/PT, daily work, get paid in 72 hrs. Deliver phonebooks in the Okeechobee area. Must be 18 yrs+, have DL, vehicle & insurance. Call for more info (800) 422-1955 Ext. 1 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri p.m. www.DeliverPhone Books.com Employment MedicalExperienced LPN Needed for Cardiologist Of ce. Please fax resume to: 863-467-1156 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 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 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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. Lawn ServiceIs your lawn in need of some TLC? Give us at Angler’s Tree Service a call for tree trimming, pruning, and removal. We also do stump grinding and will rid you of those eye sores once and for all. Affordable, professional, family owned and operated. Call Dave: 863-634-9899 or Lou: 863-634-8274 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesLaptop Dell Core2 new off lease, 2G $199, 4G $299, also desktop GX620 w/ at scrn $75 Guaranteed to work! Provided by FL non pro t. 863 517-2782. Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm MiscellaneousFARM/ RANCH FOR LEASE. 1300 AC. 3 HOUSES WITH BARN. 8 IRRIGATION WELLS. LONG TERM LEASE. HWY 721 HIGHLANDS CO. CALL 318-458-6035 OR 318-742-6677. Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 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 Town House In Town, Very clean, W/D $650 mo, 1st, last & sec. Yearly Lease 863-697-1129 COTTAGE 1/1, new paint, furnished, wi sat., local phone, electric incl. Dock. $150/wk. Call 863-467-1950 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. ApartmentsEFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $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. Motel Alternative 2bedroon/1 bath Kings Bay Completely Furnished, by the week or the month for more information Call 863-634-8331 NW OKEE: 2 Bedroom Apartments available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo., $600mo. and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. 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 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Houses RentOKEECHOBEE 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 OFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 VacationRentalsSEASONAL Okee. in town, 2/1 house. Adults only. Furn., screened patio. $950/month. Call 863-801-4220. 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 $1,000 down Owner nancing Park your own trailer or build your home. Call 863-763-6358 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 14 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012

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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 TREASURE ISLAND 3BR, 2BA New carpet. Large yard. Lawn service included. $750 mo. 1st month FREE w/security deposit. No pets. Call (863)634-0663 Mobile HomeSaleDWMH on Rim Canal 1br/2 bath, large carport, attached storage building, boat dock on double lot, low monthly fees, furnished. $16,000.00 negotiable 727-422-1893 Palm Harbor Homes New 2012... 30X76 4bd/3ba $0 down, $399/month 800-622-2832 ext 210 TOTALLY REMODELED 2BR, 1BA, 10X40 scr. porch, laundry rm w/W/D, fully furn. $20,000. 817-709-0319. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com BoatsNice 24 ft Riveria cruiser pontoon boat with nice tandem trailer $2900. Minn Kota 40 lb trolling motor $100. 1200 watt generator $100. Call 863-484-0011 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels1999 Holiday Rambler 33 ft long 5th wheel w/2 slide outs complete w/queen bdrm, split bath,2a/c’s, w/d much more. Good condition $6,900 O.B.O 863-634-8331 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticePROCLAMATION NOTICE OF GENERAL CITY ELECTIONS CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 6, 2012 WHEREAS under and by virtue of the provisions of the Charter of the City of Okeechobee, and Florida State Law, it is the duty of the Mayor to proclaim and call General City Elections at the time and manner provided therein; and WHEREAS proclaiming General City Elections shall be issued at least 90 days prior to the date of the holding of such election, by an Elections Proclamation, signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk; and WHEREAS the Elections Proclamation shall specify the of ce to be lled, the cause of the vacancy of such of ce, and the date of the expiration of the terms of such of ce; and WHEREAS the City Clerk shall publish the Elections Proclamation in the local newspaper at least twice, once being in the fth week, and once being in the third week prior to the week in which the regular election will be held. NOW, THEREFORE I, James E. Kirk, Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Florida do hereby PROCLAIM AND DECLARE that a GENERAL CITY ELECTION is to be held by the duly quali ed electors of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, during the regular hours of voting, towit: from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or during Early Voting, as provided by State Law, and to be held on October 27 through November 3, 2012, for the purpose of electing the following of cers to serve as such for four (4) years beginning January 7, 2013 and ending January 2, 2017 following such election or until their successors are elected and quali ed: TWO (2) COUNCIL MEMBERS Said election shall be held in the County polling or voting places within the Municipal precincts of the duly quali ed City electors, which precincts have been established by the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners and Supervisor of Elections for the General Election of Okeechobee County. IN TESTIMONY AND WITNESS of the foregoing Notice of Election, I have hereunto set my hand as Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, and caused the corporate seal of said City to be af xed, and attested to by the City Clerk, this 17th day of July, 2012. BY: James E. Kirk, Mayor ATTEST: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 427836 ON 10/3,17/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000030 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2010 CA 000030 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: PARCEL I ID#:1-27-34-33-0A00-00029-A000 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 29, SECTION 27 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT A TRACT 29. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE NORTH THIRTY (30’) FEET AND WEST THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. PARCEL II ID#: 1-27-34-33-0A00-00030-D000 WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 30 SECTION 27 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT D TRACT 30. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE NORTH THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property Addresses: 18180 & 18232 NW 260th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426922 ON 10/10,17/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA-781 FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. DAVID MITCHELL ARNOLD, et ux, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 14th day of November, at 11:00 A.M., in the Jury Assembly Room on the second oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to wit: Being a parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and comprising a portion of those certain parcels of land as described in O.R. Book 231, Page 1348 and O.R. Book 244, Page 1436 and O.R. Book 288, Page 1820 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 4; thence bear S 0136’04’ W, along the West line of said Section 4, for a distance of 938.71 feet to the Northwest corner of said O.R. Book 231, Page 1348, said point lying on the South right-of-way line of N.W. 141st Street; thence bear. S 8950’07” E, along said South rightof-way line of NW 141st Street, for a distance of 70.02 feet to the point of-beginning; thence continue S 8950’07” E along said South right-of-way line of N.W. 141st Street for a distance of 134.83 feet to the Northwest corner of that certain parcel of land as described in O.R. Book 249, Page 1469 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear S 0135’00” W, along the West boundary line of said O.R. Book 249, Page 1469 and along the West boundary line of that certain parcel of land as described in O.R. Book 259, Page 890, for a distance of 344.24 feet to the Southwest corner of said O.R Book 259, Page 890; thence bear S 8958’45” E, along the South boundary line of said O.R. Book 259, Page 890, for a distance of 250.00 feet to the Southeast corner of said O.R. Book 259, Page 890 and being also the Southwest corner of that certain parcel of land as described in O.R. Book 259, Page 900 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear S 8918’38” E, along the South boundary line of said O.R. Book 259, Page 900, for a distance of 128.09 feet to a point; thence bear S 0133’01” W for a distance of 332.95 feet to a point; thence bear N 8958’56” W for a distance of 512.97 feet to a point; thence bear N 0134’11” E along a line 70.00 feet East of and parallel with the West line of said Section 4, for a distance of 679.07 feet to the point-of-beginning. TOGETHER WITH AND INCLUDING A 2001 REDMAN SHADOWRIDGE MOBILE HOME ID FLA14615696A & ID #FLA146156968B pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, N.A. v. DAVID MITCHELL ARNOLD AND CHANLEY R. ARNOLD, HUSBAND AND WIFE, and the docket number of which is Number is Case No. 2009-CA-781. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 13th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426987 ON 10/17,24/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY Case #: 2010CA 000291 American General Home Equity, Inc. Plaintiff, -vs.Gary F. Skinner and Maxine Skinner, His Wife; Sand Canyon Corporation f/k/a Option One Mortgage Corporation; Ousley Estates Homeowners Association, Inc.; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Gary F. Skinner; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 3353 Southwest 18th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and Maxine Skinner; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 3353 Southwest 18th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 8, OUSLEY ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36 AND 37, THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1988, MAKE: MERITT, VIN#: TW256MB25955A AND VIN#: TW256MB25955B, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE. more commonly known as 3838 Southwest 16th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974. This action has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this notice and le the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 27th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Circuit and County Courts BY: /S/ ARLENE NEALIS Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, your are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si on se yon moun Id kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisip nan prosedu sa-a, on gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 Umwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si on pa ka tande on pale byen, rile 711. 428269 ON 10/10,17/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-000354-CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, VS. ENCARNACION R. LOPEZ; EVANGELINA R. LOPEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OFFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 14th day of November, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the followingdescribed property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 18 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, BEAR NORTH ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 515.83 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES, 56 MINUTES, 45 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFOREDESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 132.33 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES, 01 MINUTES, 53 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 273.50 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 68 DEGREES, 22 MINUTES, 55 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 142.35 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 221.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR ROAD PURPOSES OVER AND ACROSS THE SOUTH 15 FEET THEREOF; TOGETHER WITH A 1987 SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, ID# LFLCM1AG447012543, TITLE NUMBER: 43973245. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 9/6/2012 in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 11th day of September, 2012. NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; If you are a person with a disabilty who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426750 ON 10/10,17/2012 15 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472008CA000522XXXXXX THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000045 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2010 CA 000045 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 19, SECTION 21 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT A TRACT 19. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE NORTH THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property address: 19628 NW 280th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA’ BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426938 ON 10/10,17/2012 SERIES 2006-26, Plaintiff, VS. WILLIAM BRUCE PARKER; SHALONDA PARKER; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated September 7, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472008CA000522XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-26 is Plaintiff and WILLIAM BRUCE PARKER; SHALONDA PARKER; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at Okeechobee County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 24, BLOCK 48, OF BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on September 12, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Pursuant to Florida Statute 45.031(2), this notice shall be published twice, once a week for two consecutive weeks, with the last publication being at least 5 days prior to the sale. 426767 ON 10/10,17/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000190 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2010 CA 000190 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 1 Section 28 as to the SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT of Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3-3E, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. SUBJECT to a road and drainage, easement across the south Thirty (30’) feet and the East Sixty (60’) feet, of the aforementioned lot. Address: 19215 NW 270th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426941 ON 10/10,17/2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 731 COMMUNITY SOUTH BANK, Plaintiff, VS. BRENTWOOD OKEECHOBEE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; DHARMESH PATEL; SUKETU PATEL; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, on behalf of the United States Small Business Administration; TENANT #1 and TENANT #2, the names being ctitious as to account for parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 10, 2010 and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 731 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Community South Bank is the Plaintiff and BRENTWOOD OKEECHOBEE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; DHARMESH PATEL; SUKETU PATEL; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, on behalf of the United States Small Business Administration; TENANT #1 n/k/a Jack Jaskot and TENANT #2 n/k/a Annetta Jaskot, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. (Sale held on the second oor, in the Jury Assembly Room) at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of November, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Order of Summary Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” (Legal Description) Parcel I A portion of Section 35, Township 37 South, Range 35 East and a Portion of the land lying South of said Section 35 between the Hancock Meander Line and the 17 foot contour line of Lake Okeechobee, and a portion of permanently reclaimed Lake Bottom land in Section 35 and/or South of said Section 35, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the East line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 35, where it intersects the South right-of-way line of Conners Highway (also known as U.S. Highway 441 and Florida State Road 15); thence Southwesterly along a curve to the left in said right-of-way, said curve having a radius of 6306.26 feet and a central angle of 200’47”, an arc distance of 221.57 feet to the point of tangency; thence bear South 6736’50” West, along said right-ofway, a distance of 28.43 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue along the aforedescribed line, a distance of 150.00 feet; thence bear South 055’52” West, a distance of 875.11 feet to the North right-of-way line of Levee LD-4; thence North 7435’42” East along said right-of-way a distance of 150.00 feet; thence bear North 031’58” East a distance of 892.32 feet, more of less to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Lying In and comprising a part of Section 35, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Parcel II Commencing at a point on the East Boundary line of the NW 1/4 of Section 35, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, where it intersects the Southerly right-of-way line of S.R. 15 (U.S. 441) thence run South 000’28” East, along an extension of the East Boundary line of said NW 1/4, for a distance of 916.72 feet to a point on the Northerly right-of-way line of LD-4 of the central and Southern Florida Flood Control District, thence run South 7435’42” West along the Northerly right-of-way line of said LD-4 for a distance of 400.00 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING. Thence continue South 7435’42” West along said right-of-way line of LD-4 for a distance of 298.40 feet; thence run North 056’35” East a distance of 864.66 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way line of the aforesaid S.R. 15 (U.S. 441); thence run North 6736’50” East, along the Southerly right-of-way line of said S.R. 15 (U.S. 441), for a distance of 278.43 feet, thence continuing along the Southerly right-of-way line of said S.R. 15 (U.S. 441) run South 2223’10” East for a distance of 27.00 feet, thence run North 6736’50” East for a distance of 21.57 feet, thence run South 055’52” West for a distance of 874.98 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING. Lying in and comprising a part of Section 35, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Property Address: 2200 Southeast Highway 441, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. TOGETHER WITH all inventory, equipment, furnishings, accounts, accounts receivables (including but not limited to all health-care-insurance receivables), deposits, deposit accounts, and all other personal property of Brentwood Okeechobee, LLC, a Florida limited liability company located in or used in connection with the above-referenced property and all buildings, structures, additions or other improvements thereupon. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THIS SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 9th day of October, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Court By: Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk Dora F. Kaufman, Esq., Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo, P.A., Counsel for Plaintiff, Courthouse Tower-25th Floor, 44 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130. (305) 379-0400 telephone 428570 ON 10/17,24/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000048 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2010 CA 000048 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 13, SECTION 28 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT O TRACT 13. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property address: 19885 NW 264th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426939 ON 10/10,17/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000610 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000610 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 30, SECTION 27 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH AND WEST THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property addresses: 18175 NW 258th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426860 ON 10/10,17/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000618 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000618 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 2, SECTION 16 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT H, TRACT 1. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH AND EAST THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property addresses: 19525 NW 300th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426861 ON 10/10,17/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000438 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff 16 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 9:00 a.m in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 427818 ON 10/17/2012 VS. RANDALL A. WOOD et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated Au g ust 29 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000438 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and RANDALL A. WOOD; KRYSTAL R. WOOD; TENANT #1 N/K/A JUSTIN WOOD are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of November, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 13, BLOCK 26, A PLAT OF UNIT NUMBER 2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 3310 NW 28TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349720000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 31, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09070823 CHASEDIRECT-FHA-Team 3 F09070823 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 425671 ON 10/10,17/2012 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Key in 6 The thing over there 10 Stalactite site 14 Sticky 15 Get a new mortgage for, briefly 16 Opinion piece, for short 17 Motts product 19 Tear up, as a check 20 __ Moines 21 Transvaal settler 22 With all ones heart 24 What daredevils seem to lack 25 Place to fish from 26 Wore an upsidedown frown 29 Rail chemical carriers 33 Burgundy, for one 34 Pitched shelter 35 Dickenss Uriah 36 State purposefully 37 Latin ballroom dance 38 Mythological ship 39 Hop out of bed 40 Whizzes 41 Monastery member 42 Fix 44 University officer 45 Greenhouse containers 46 Constructed 47 It starts after the overture 50 Newspaper unit 51 Captains I need help ASAP!Ž 54 Extinguish, with outŽ 55 Gust of wind, e.g. 58 Hamsters home 59 Drop anchor 60 Counters with beads 61 Train for a bout 62 Japanese wrestling 63 Water bottle capacity DOWN 1 Antiquated exclamation 2 Dont think soŽ 3 Does better than 4 Sinuous swimmer 5 Microbrewery offering 6 More loyal 7 Estate beneficiary 8 Org. with Raiders and Steelers 9 Was linked with 10 Nightclub minimum 11 Each 12 Bridal accessory 13 Rapids phenomenon 18 The Grapes of WrathŽ family name 23 A spider!Ž 24 60s-70s passive resistance slogan 25 Dieters feelings of distress 26 Marks for life 27 Studio production 28 Gamblers words of lament 29 Church belief 30 High-altitude nest 31 Cordelias sister 32 Golf or tennis 34 RPM gauges 37 Wrestling duos 41 Part of FBI 43 Physics particle 44 Old World Style pasta sauce brand 46 Computer users shortcut 47 Elementary lessons 48 Applaud 49 Old Roman wrap 50 Seniors often take limos to it 51 Bench, for one 52 Its often enough 53 Instigate, with upŽ 56 Debtors letters 57 Hitters stat By Gail Grabowski 04/18/11 04/18/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideThe area’s premiere medical and health information resource Look for it in the October 26 edition of the

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No.: 2011CA430 OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD J. SCHISLER, JR., individually and all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against defendant named herein Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on September 21, 2012 in Case No. 2011CA430 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which Okeechobee Estates, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Richard J. Schisler, Jr. is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center at 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, on the 28th day of November, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 10, of THOROUGHBRED ESTATES. according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County. Florida. Any person or entity claiming interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on the same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. DATED this 25th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 427994 ON 10/10,17/2012 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2010 CA 507 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. EMMANUEL ANASTAL and JEAN J. VITALIEN, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 12, 2012 in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW T hird Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11AM on November 14, 2012, the following property: The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 19, Section 29, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres) (aka Lot N). A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: September 12, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426850 ON 10/10,17,24/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000432 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, V S. MICHAEL ANDERSON et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuLEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on NOVEMBER 2, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1994 PONTIAC FIREBIRD VIN #2G2FS22S8R2234336 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 428900 ON 10/17/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000119 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. GREGORY L. CONGDON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 29, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000119 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and GREGORY L. CONGDON; JANIE C. CONGDON; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 23, WINTA PARK, ACCORDNOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Fawn’s Studio Under which we expect to engage in business at: 1136 S.W. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Fawn McNeill Barr Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 15th day of Oct., 2012. By: Fawn McNeill Barr 428898 ON 10/17/2012 NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION OF TAX ROLL Pursuant to Section 193.122, Florida Statutes, W.C. Sherman, Property Appraiser of Okeechobee County hereby gives notice that the 2012 Tax Roll for Okeechobee County was certi ed and extended to the Tax Collector on the 12th day of October 2012, for the collection of Taxes. 428887 ON 10/17/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000032 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2010 CA 000032 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 1, SECTION 21 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT P TRACT 1. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE EAST SIXTY (60’) AND SOUTH THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Pro p ert y address: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000534 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000534 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 17, SECTION 16 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE NORTH AND EAST THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property addresses: 19212 NW 296th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426854 ON 10/10,17/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000607 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000607 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OkeechoPUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012 IN ROOM D-111, THE STRATEGIC PLANNING ROOM IN THE SCHREIBER CONFERENCE CENTER ON THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE ST. LUCIE WEST CAMPUS, AT 500 N.W. CALIFORNIA BLVD., PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA 34986. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 1:30 P.M. CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER COMMITTEE 2:15 P.M. PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE 2:30 P.M. BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE 2:45 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 428928 ON 10/17/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012 AT 3:30 P.M. IN THE SCHREIBER CONFERENCE CENTER AT THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE ST. LUCIE WEST CAMPUS AT 500 N.W. CALIFORNIA BLVD., PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA 34986. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE. 428915 ON 10/17/2012 17 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000433 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. GEORGE ETCHISON A/K/A DOUG ETCHISON A/K/A GEORGE DOUGLAS ETCHISON et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 05, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2011-CA-000433 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and GEORGE ETCHISON A/K/A DOUG ETCHISON A/K/A GEORGE DOUGLAS ETCHISON; MARILYN ETCHISON; RIVER OAK ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; TRU-WOOD CABINETS, INC.; GRIFFIN & WILSON STUCCO, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 29, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000432 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL ANDERSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL ANDERSON N/K/A LOREITA ANDERSON; PRIME ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION; TENANT #1 N/K/A MARILYN HOWARD, and TENANT #2 N/K/A ALBERTO O’FALLON are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH ONE HALF (SOUTH 1/2) OF LOT 33, WHISPERING PINES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THE 1987 WOOD DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH ID NO. GD0CFL448611749A AND B AND TITLE NO. 43871606 AND NO. 43871610 AND 1969 WNST MOBILE HOME WITH ID NO. 960125167 AND TITLE NO. 3606870. A/K/A 3670 NW 8TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349720000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 31, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09071344 CHASEDIRECT-FHA--Team 3 F09071344 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 425669 ON 10/10,17/2012ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 180 SW 21ST AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349740000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 31, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09013864 CHASEDIRECT-CONV---Team 3 F09013864 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 425670 ON 10/10,17/2012 19213 NW 284th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426923 ON 10/10,17/2012 bee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 29, SECTION 27 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH AND EAST THIRTY FEET, (30 FEET), OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property address: 18227 NW 258th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 58 AND 59, LESS AND EXCEPT THE WEST 50 FEET OF LOT 59, RIVER OAK ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 48, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 13567 SW 144TH PARKWAY, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-0000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11029051 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMAR-mwhillock-Team 1F11029051 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 426764 ON 10/3,10,17/2012 CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426859 ON 10/10,17/2012

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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! 18 Okeechobee News October 17, 2012 Grand opening planned for new eateryKandie’s On The Lake, restaurant will have a grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 20. Kandie’s is located at 2199 Hunter Rd. in Buckhead Ridge (Buckhead Ridge Marina). In addition to the ribbon cutting provided by the Chamber of Commerce at noon there will also be Raf e Drawings for cool prizes, and a live remote with WOKC host Billy Dean. The event will last the majority of the day with Open House starting at 11 a.m., ribbon cutting at noon and concluding at 1 p.m. Candie and the gang invite you to come join them from 4-8 p.m. for face painting, Karaoke and more. Owner Candie Kerr invites you to come and celebrate with her. See you there! V FW to host OktoberfestVFW Post 9528 Buckhead Ridge, Hwy. 78 West will host Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2-6 p.m. with German food, including sandwiches (Knockwurst, Bratwurst, Bangers, Bratwurst patties) are just $3. A full plate with dessert is just $7. Great German music. Donations will Bene t V FW Projects.Bene t event to help cancer victimA bene t is planned for Saturday, Oct. 20, for Sheila Saunders Murphy who was diagnosed with lung cancer. The event will be held at the Eagles North 4137, 9985 N. Hwy. 441. There will be barbecue, pulled pork and chicken dinners available as well as a silent and live auction and a drawing. A ll proceeds will help to cover Sheila’s medical expenses. For more information, please contact Tammy at 863-261-2199 or Debbie at 863-532-2199.FFA hosts annual clay shootOkeechobee FFA Alumni Annual Sporting Clay Shoot at Quail Creek Plantation on Saturday, Oct. 20 Registration is at 9:30 a.m. The shoot starts at 10 a.m. Contact information: 863-467-8696 or okeechobeeffaalumni@gmail.com. All proceeds bene t our local FFA Chapters. Helping shape our y outh into tomorrows’ leaders! B.R.A.T. Teen Dance planned at South ElementaryThe B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance (usually held at OFC Cafeteria) will be held for this month’s Halloween Dance at South Elementary Cafeteria, 2468 SW 7th Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7 until 10 p.m. Teens and ‘Tweens from 12-16 are invited to attend. For only $7, there will be music, costume contest, games and more! Costume contest winners will receive a gift card from Beef O Brady’s plus a free pass to the next teen dance! First place gets $20, second place $15 and third place $10. Admission includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, please contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.BHR Women of the Moose host Celebrity Server Night'Come join us for a fall fabulous evening and meet our celebrity servers set for Saturday, Oct. 20 We have a great menu planned including appetizers, great wedge salads, chicken marsala, fresh peach cobbler and more! Donation for the event is just $9. The dinner is open to the public. Serving begins at 5 p.m. Please contact Malinda Wood at 317-340-6955 for tickets in advance of dinner night. There will also be an auction and 50/50 drawing to follow dinner. All proceeds will bene t Mooseheart and Moosehaven Charities. Fancy ME Machine Embroidery GroupDo you have an embroidery machine, or want to learn about them? Then join our monthly embroidery group on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross of ce at 323 N. Parrott Ave. Please call Linda 863-697-2450 or Mary 863697-1920 for more information. Bowl for Kids' Sake eventBig Brothers Big Sisters of Okeechobee County gear up for the very rst “Bowl For Kids’ Sake” event on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 2-4 p.m. at Lucky Lanes. Cost for bowling is $25 and includes a t-shirt, shoe rental and two games. Please call 863-824-2227 to reserve your lane! Community Events 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.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.Learn about advanced directivesRaulerson Hospital will host a session w ith “Everything you need to know about A dvanced Directives” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. RSVP: 863-763-9228. Health News in Brief 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: 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. OREA offers holiday ornaments for saleThe Okeechobee Retired Educator’s Association has their 2012 Historical Christmas Ornament for sale. This year the ornament honors the historic Okeechobee City Hall and is available for $15 from any OREA member or contact Gay Carlton, President of OREA at 863763-5755. Proceeds bene t scholarships that we award to an OHS student planning on going into education. Previous year ornaments are also available in limited numbers for $10. The 2008 edition features the Okeechobee County Court House, the 2010 is of the Tantie School House and 2011 was of the FEC train station. Get them while they last!

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Hunter Pritchard verbally committed to accept a college scholarship at Florida Atlantic University in September and is expected to sign on national signing day in February. The OHS soccer prodigy has been part of two district championship teams and earns praise for his all-around game. He got into the game at a young age and got involved in various club soccer teams in the off season to keep his skills sharp. He has played for Treasure Coast United in Palm City, South Florida Elite in Fort Lauderdale, and also for Team Boca. His parents are teachers, Michelle and Brendan Pritchard of Okeechobee. “I’m con dent with my selection of Florida Atlantic University. I’m glad it’s over. All of the years I spent practicing and driving south have been worth it. I’m thankful for w hat I have and I’m glad to be an Owl,” he explained. Pritchard remembers former Brahman player Giovanni Jimenez coming to him and asking him to play Club soccer in Palm City. He made the team and has played in many tournaments across the county in cities like Dallas, Texas and other locations in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. He also played in San Jose, Costa Rica, and in Argentina and saw up close the passion many players and fans have for the game of soccer. His parents were not soccer players in their younger years. His father did play high school basketball in Watertown, Wis. and that may have helped his athletic ability. Pritchard also received interest from Florida Gulf Coast University, the University of Central Florida, and other out-of-state colleges. He said among the advantages of Florida Atlantic is its location near Okeechobee, the attraction of the campus and the surrounding community and his relationship with the Head Coach Kos Doney. The Owls are a member of the Sunbelt Conference and get to play such colleges as West Virginia, Akron, the University of Central Florida, Stetson and Western Michigan. The team plays a 20-game schedule from mid August into November. Pritchard said his goal will be to make the 18-man travel squad next year. He intends to seek a degree in accounting. “I must work hard to become a starter. My rst goal will be to build myself up to the travel squad and take things from there,” he added. Pritchard also takes pride in the fact that Okeechobee High School has one of the better soccer programs in the area. The soccer team has had more success than any other boy’s sport on campus over the past few years. “Coach Lonnie Sears has done a really good job with the players he’s brought in and I think our success speaks for itself. I’m con dent we can get another district title this year,” he added. Pritchard will be one of the preseason favorites to be Treasure Coast Player of the Year, but he admits he’s not worried about personal trophies and awards. He has always been an excellent student and role model and this year he plans to have fun, interact more with his teammates and bond with them, and have a successful winning season. “Honestly I’m just here to have fun and enjoy it. I would love to get another district title,” he admitted. “I feel we can do it if we do the things we’re supposed to do.” Pritchard said academics have always been important to him and soccer was a way for him to get to college and to the next level in life. He said he has improved himsel f through soccer. “I’ve been asked a lot if I get tired of it or get burned out. You might get sick of the sport for a day or two, but when it comes down to it, you want to be out on the eld and between the lines,” he added. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. 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MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans took third place and the Boys team nished fourth at the Heartland Invitational swim meet in Lake Placid Saturday. Lake Placid won the women’s meet while Sebring took second place. Lake Placid also won the boys competition with Sebring in second place. Katie VanBeek won the 50 freestyle over 23 other swimmers in one of the top performances of the day for OHS. She also nished second in the 100-yard freestyle. Jordan Bolan nished in fourth place and DJ Nunez ninth overall. Dalton Hodges nished sixth in the 200yard freestyle and sixth in the 100-yard free. Brandon Ball took seventh place in the 50 freestyle and fth in the 100-yard free. Hunter Bosworth nished seventh in the 100-yard butter y. Will Castillo took eighth place in the 100-yard butter y. Sage Douglas took fourth in the 500 freestyle. Nathanael Bean took sixth place in the 500 for the boys. Cheyenne Lusk took seventh place in the 100-yard backstroke. The boys 400 freestyle relay team took second place with the efforts of Lucas Pinedo, Will Castillo, Ball and Hodges. Other schools in attendance included Bishop Verot of Fort Myers, Hardee, Avon Park and Frostproof. OHS swim teams compete in Heartland Invitational

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