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Publication Date: 10-19-2012
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Friday, October 19, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 126 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 15.89 feetLast Year: 12.10 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Driver points gun at deputy ... Page 8 Special to the Okeechobee NewsBig O Teen Anglers host tourneyDakota Dietrich won the prize for big sh with a 5.69 lb. bass in the recent Big O Teen Anglers tournament. For more photos and information, see page 23. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man has been released on bond from a Palm Beach County jail after his arrest on a charge of traf cking in prescription pills. Shay Larue Chandler, 34, was arrested Oct. 10 on a warrant charging him with one felony count of conspiracy to traf c in oxycodone/ morphine/hydromorphone greater than 28 grams. Jail records show that he was released on $20,000 bond on Oct. 12. An arrest report by an agent with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Of ce Multi-Agency Diversion Task Force stated that Chandler was apparently working at Recovery Solutions of the Palm Beaches, which is a certi ed alcohol and drug detox center in West Palm Beach. The agent stated that Chandler was identi ed as a certi ed addiction specialist, assistant clinical director and the director of a men's wellness program, even though he reportedl y does not have a license to work in those capacities. "The Department of Health does not have any form of license on le for Chandler," stated the agent in his report. According to the agent, Melanie Abrams, 56, is listed as the resident agent and president of Recovery Solutions. She is the wife of Dr. Barry Abrams, 64, who practices medicine at Local man charged with drug traf cking Teens given crash course to prevent bullying, teen violence and drug abuseBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Every seventh and eighth grader in Okeechobee Middle Schools and ninth graders at the Okeechobee Achievement Academy were given a crash course on bullying, crime prevention, teen violence and substance abuse at a special assembly entitled the True Lies Tour Thursday. Phil Chalmers, Author of the novel, "Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer," spoke to several hundred students at the hour long presentation. LG Wise, a rap artist, provided a performance of his release, Tonight,' which is about bullying. The goal of the presentation is to destroy lies that are told to this young generation and bring truth about issues that affect teens on a daily basis. Mr. Chalmers said there are 30 main lies told to our youth on these issues. Marijuana is not as safe as you think. Drugs can cause cancer. Inhalants can melt your brain. Drugs cause death. These are certainties, said Mr. Chalmers, and a great reason to stay away from these toxic substances. Photos tell a thousand words. He showe d often graphic photos in a slide show tha t shows the affect of long-term drug use o n a person's appearance, their teeth, an d their health. He also talked about alcohol abuse an d showed the results of an alcohol relate d crash in Texas that sent one teen to priso n and another young woman into a whee l chair. He also spoke about sexual crimes tha t affect children like abductions from publi c places. He has interviewed 30 killers an d their methods. He said the best advice h e can give is, don't listen to bad guys, do no t cooperate, and do not let them take yo u out of a public place. Fight back, make a scene, and scare them off, he advised. "We don't want anything like this t o happen to anyone in Okeechobee. Yo u couldn't pay me enough to come here, I' d have to want to come here, and that is wh y we are here," he explained. He also warned them not to talk t o strangers on Facebook. He said some sex ual predators are extremely smart and ca n get away with murder. He said bad thing s can happen to anyone. The number one violent incident i n schools today is bullying. It can be direc t Middle school students learn about True Lies'See LIES — Page 5 City plans to spray for mosquitoes ... Page 5 Sign ordinance changes considered ... Page 17 Kids Day shing event ...Page 22See CHANDLER — Page 5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012

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Today: Isolated thunderstorms, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Friday night: Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Light west northwest wind becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. North wind around 5 mph. Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 “AC Change Out Specialists”Call to hear about our rebates and specials to fit your family’s needs.. We service all makes and models. Newman Air Conditioning 207 NE Park Street Okeechobee 863-763-7073State Lic. # CACO13262Serving Okeechobee Since 1972 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 3 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012 The Okeechobee Historical Society welcomed guest speakers Ron and Jacque Hayes who informed the members of the history of the Okeechobee Community Theatre. Housed in the historic auditorium found on the campus of the Freshman Campus and School Board Administrative of ces, the community theater has been in existence some 30 years. Many local community members have performed on stage or worked behind the scenes. The couple encourages anyone to join them as there are many opportunities to participate. Ron gave a preview of the upcoming productions "The Marvelous Wonderettes" in November; "Friday Night at the Philco" in December and "The Odd Couple" in March. They said that individual tickets will soon be on sale in the of ces of Okeechobee, The Magazine. In other business, the Okeechobee Historical Society will host a Class Reunion Luncheon for members of the classes of 1940-1959 on Nov. 3, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Williamson Conference Center on the campus of Indian River State College's Okeechobee site. Invitations have been sent out to anyone who attended Okeechobee High School during those years but if you have not received your invite, please contact Magi Cable at 863-763-8667 for information. The cost of the event is $25 per person and the funds will be used for the Historical Society scholarships and other projects. Historical Society welcomes Theatre Company guests Special to the Okeechobee News/ Magi CableOkeechobee Community Theatre executives, Ron and Jacque Hayes spoke to members of the Okeechobee Historical Society at their recent meeting. The two discussed the history behind the beginnings of the Community Theatre that has housed itself in the Freshman Campus Auditorium and has enjoyed many performances over the past 30 years. Okeechobee Forecast

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complainer and showed by example how to live happily under all conditions with her unshakable faith that all was as it should be. She quietly accepted all things as part of His plan and persevered with joy through all her suffering. After so many transfusions, the body begins to make antibodies against donor blood, so the blood she received needed to be processed differently. While I don’t know all the details, I do know that she would get blood from outside the state she lived in. Her comments then were that she was “so special, I have to get imported blood.” Ma Tante Laurette was a trooper through it all and lived almost ten years with her disease. Please come out this Nov. 17 and 18 and contribute so that other “Ma Tante Laurettes” can shine on in their own circle of life! Bring your friends and families so we can make this the best blood drive ever!” The Blood Roundup is at a NEW location: Hammerhead’s Banquet Hall on Highway 70 East at Taylor Creek. All donors will receive a Roundup T-shirt, a goody bag, and food and refreshments. More than 15 door prizes will be given every hour! Melanie Mello and I look forward to seeing you at the 2012 Roundup where we hope to collect 600 units of blood in two days. Susan Williams License tags The governor wants to spend $31 million redesigning license plates. That money could be better used on things like education.  I think it is ne to redesign the license plates as long as the cost is not passed along to the drivers.  I think it is a waste of money.  The reason for the change in license plates is that the current design is dif cult for the computerized cameras to read when people run the toll booths. The governor’s of ce claims that being able to collect those tolls will offset the expense of redesigning the license tags. Are there really so many people running the toll booths that it would offset $31 million?Politics There was an old quotation that went something like, “A man begins life as a liberal and dies a conservative”, or something to that effect, or maybe it was vice versa?  I’ve received my sample ballot and read the amendments therein ... some made sense, some didn’t. Someone once said “if you don’t understand the amendment mark ‘no’ and let them operate off the existing laws.” It made sense to me and that is how I have had to mark some of the changes as I didn’t fully understand them and sadly the way they are worded it almost takes a constitutional lawyer to decipher them.  I was very impressed with the powerful advertisement I recently saw on television which features and was paid for by Thomas Peterffy, a Hungarian immigrant who came to this country in 1965 and became very wealthy designing commodities trading software. Mr. Peterffy knows about socialism rst hand. He lived it. His message is a warning about the dangers of socialism. Under socialism, he says, the rich get poorer, but the poor get poorer too. He says what he sees happening in the United States now reminds him of what happened to Hungary under socialism. Blood donation importantIn order to promote the Seventh Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup, Melanie Mello sent in this story about her aunt, Ma Tante Laurette, because, in her words, “the Okeechobee Blood Roundup is very special to me because of this amazing lady and others I have had the privilege to know.” “One of ten children, my aunt (Tante) Laurette grew up in the Great Depression as did many of our seniors. She never married because her “beau” gave his life for his country. Instead, she devoted herself to family. Nieces and nephews were abundant given the number of her siblings and my cousins, siblings and I were all devoted to her. She w as a wonderful lady who was involved in many activities of her church that included teaching Christian education to youngsters and a sewing circle for the annual bazaar. She also loved to cook and bake. I am also one of ten children. Ma Tante Laurette was my mother’s older sister and as a child I was blessed to live in the same tenement house with my extended family. One of the striking things about Ma Tante was her spirit of adventure. In her lifetime which spanned 92 years, she traveled all across our great country, into Canada to visit relatives in Quebec, and to Europe several times. For Ma Tante’s 80th birthday, she had mentioned that she always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon, so as a family, we gave her that gift. Anytime she recounted that experience, she had a gleam in her eye. Always joyous, she lived every day to the fullest. It was no surprise to any of us that, when she was diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of cancer that required her to have multiple blood transfusions, she handled it all with grace and humor. For many years she would need to go in periodically for a transfusion because, as she would say, she was “down a quart.” She would make comments like, “I’ve had so much blood now, I wonder if I am still the same person! They have changed all my original blood.” Then she would giggle and laugh. She was not a October 19, 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! Special to the Okeechobee News/ Laura McCallWalk for BabiesPlans are underway for March of Dimes’ premier walking event, March for Babies 2013, to be held in Okeechobee on Saturday, March 9, 2013. March for Babies committee members are pictured, left to right: Sharon Vinson of Shared Services Network; Kristy Crawford of CenterState Bank; retired educator Magi Cable; Pat O’Conner with Healthy Start Coalition; Laura McCall of the Law Ofce of Cassels & McCall; Teresa Chandler of Waste Management; event co-chair Delores May of Wemmer Family Orthodontics; and event co-chair Paul May, Okeechobee County Sheriff. (Not pictured are: Russ Brown, Karen Cassels, Dr. Patricia Cooper, and Betty Williams). The March of Dimes funds programs to save babies from birth defects, premature birth and low birth weight, and has made great progress in the ght to save babies. Other efforts are to educate pregnant women and to provide information to families of babies in neonatal intensive care units. To register a team, call Laura McCall at 863-763-3131. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaOUA AwardPeggy Aaron of the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) Finance Department was recognized at the Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting of the OUA Board of Directors for 10 years’ service to the utility. Steve Nelson, chairman of the board, made the presentation.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012 or indirect. If you are being bullied you need to tell someone. Violence is not the answer. “You think its tough in Osceola Middle school, go to Florida State prison. You’ll meet guys who haven’t seen a woman in 20 years,” Mr. Chalmers said. He explained several incidents where the victims of bullying got back at their bullies by coming to school with guns and shooting innocent people. He said zero tolerance is the only way to stop bullying. He said kids must come forward and tell people if the y see bullying. He also spoke on violent forms of entertainment. He said this is the rst generation that used murder as forms of entertainment. Video games are one of the main sources of violence. He said it is no coincidence that school-related shooting started in earnest after the creation and distribution of violent video games. His inspiring message was every person has value. He said many in the crowd have been abused, molested, bullied, and had family issues. He said anyone can overcome these problems by believing in themselves and having the knowledge that they have value. His goal was to make the school bull y proof because that will make students bullet proof. “No one in this school deserved to be harassed or bullied.” He also emphasized the need to make good choices in life and to do things that make the world a better place. Mr. Chalmers will appear on the Biography Channel on Nov. 19 in the new program, “Killer Teens.” Mr. Wise grew up as the son of a 14-yearold single mother, who grew up in a drug infested neighborhood. Wise went to prison but reformed his life. Today he tries to produce positive music with an inspirational message. He spoke to kids about potential, urged them to focus on their dreams, told them to never give up and encouraged them to pursue the life they want to lead. Sheriff Paul May, the Okeechobee Count y School Board and the Okeechobee Children Services Council worked together in a collaborative effort to bring Mr. Chalmers and his message to the schools. Thursday night parents got a chance to hear the same presentation and meet Mr. Chalmers. Shond a Hunter with the Okeechobee School Board coordinated the event. LIESContinued From Page 1 Mosquitoes can be a nuisance, as well as pose a signi cant health risk, to humans and animals. Mosquito-vectored (transmitted) diseases, such as encephalitis, dengue fever, West Nile Virus and malaria can infect humans, wildlife and domestic animals. In fact, more than one million people die from mosquito-borne diseases each year. The city council, through its Public Works Department, aims to reduce the risk of these infectious diseases while limiting adverse human health and environmental impacts. Due to the nuisance level of mosquitoes, the City of Okeechobee is announcing they will spray for adult mosquitoes during the week of Oct. 22. The exact date will be determined by weather conditions and availability of the contractor. Truck-based fogging will occur between dusk and approximately 1 a.m. However, early morning application may be utilized, depending on weather conditions. The city’s contractor, Fleming Pest Management of LeHigh Acres, plans to use a permethrin-based product to be applied in a ne mist which delivers 9.0 ounces per minute at 10 mph. To minimize pesticide exposure, residents should stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed for 30 to 60 minutes after spraying occurs. In addition to the spraying application, the city will continue placing Larvicides (mosquito dunks) in standing water areas along rights-of-way and in drainage ditches. Should you have questions or concerns, please contact David Allen, Public Works Director, 863-763-3372 ext. 225 or email: dallen@cityofokeechobee.com. City approves mosquito spraying Tobacco cessation program w ill be held at RaulersonA 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. 441 N. (in the cafeteria). The program is free and will include a support group and help with relapse prevention. Free nicotine replacement therapy (gun, patches and lozenges) will be provided for those who quality. To register, call 877-819-2357.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 free lecture starts at 5 p.m. Please RSVP by calling 863-763-9228.Stroke Support group meetsThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility will hold a free “ Stroke Support Group” on Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at The Heritage Assisted Facility located at 608 N.E. Second Ave. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, physical therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. Refreshments will be served and daycare services will be provided during session at no cost. For information call 863-763-1700.Seminar will center on Advanced DirectivesRaulerson Hospital will host a session with “Everything you need to know about Advanced Directives” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. RSVP: 863-763-9228.Hospital offering tour of Mammography SuiteMeet 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.Memory screening offeredThe Alzheimers Association and St. Mary’s Memory Disorder Center are offering free and con dential memory screening at the Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., Okeechobee on Monday, Oct. 29. Appointments required. Please call Donna: 800-861-7826, ext. 501, to schedule or for more information. www.alz.org/se orida. Health News in Brief JFK Hospital in Atlantis. The agent stated in his report that his investigation began in July of 2011 when he learned that Mrs. Abrams was reportedly practicing medicine without a license and using her husband’s Drug Enforcement Agency registration number to write prescriptions for controlled substances. After running Dr. Abrams’ prescribing history through the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Data Base (PDMP) the agent learned that Chandler had received 21 prescriptions from June 7, 2011, through Nov. 3, 2011. The PDMP went online Dec. 1, 2010, on a voluntary basis. On Oct. 1, 2011, it became mandatory that all pharmacies enter prescriptions into that database. Because of this, the PDMP does not show all the prescriptions written by Dr. Abrams during the voluntary time frame. The agent stated that from June until November of 2011 Chandler received scripts for: 480 oxycodone pills; 90 dilaudid/hydromophone pills; 540 morphine 30mg pills; 320 morphine 60mg pills; 120 xanax/alprazolam; and, 120 soma/carisoprodol pills. Also, a search of the PDMP indicated that about 225 prescriptions were written through the center to 23 people from Okeechobee, the agent pointed out. He went on to explain that, as one example, there were 63 prescriptions written for oxycodone that totaled 9,450 pills prescribed for local residents. Not only were a majority of Chandler’s prescriptions lled in Okeechobee, stated the agent, but he was also buying pills from patients at Recovery Solutions and then selling them in Okeechobee. During an interview, the agent said Chandler told him about a script devised by Mrs. Abrams that was used when prescriptions were called in to pharmacies. That script, continued the agent, was found during the execution of a search warrant at Recover y Solutions. The agent went on to state that Chandler’s medical le was also found during that search, but there “... was no medical information located inside of this le.” “We could not nd a medical le for Shay Chandler indicating any medications prescribed or medical diagnosis,” wrote the agent. Melanie Abrams and Dr. Abrams were also arrested on a number of charges. CHANDLERContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyPhil Chalmers spoke to several hundred students during an assembly at Osceola Middle School Thursday. Mortgage assistance available for Okeechobee CountyIf you are unemployed or underemployed 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 a 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, contact Okeechobee NonPro t Housing, Inc. at 863-467-5525 to make an appointment to have an HHF Advisor pre-screen 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. Please use Referral Code 85087 or you may not be assigned to ONPH. The HHF Program is scheduled to run for the next four years.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.William Robert Hull, Jr., 64OKEECHOBEE — William Robert Hull, Jr., o f Fremont, Michigan, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Lawnwood Medical Center. He has been a seasonal resident of Okeechobee for 15 years. There will be a memorial service in the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home chapel on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. further services will be held at a later date back in Michigan. 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 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012 Eagles hosting dinnerCypress Hut Eagles will be serving choice ribeye steak, sh, or shrimp dinner on Friday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Music by Carl Cable. Proceeds go to the national charity fund. For more info please call 863-467-1154.Local businesswomen’s network will meet Oct. 19The 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 w ould like to contribute to the Okeechobee Blood Roundup goodie bags. The Roundup w ill be Nov. 17 and 18.FOE announces upcoming eventsFraternal Order of Eagles 4137 will host steak night on Friday, Oct. 19 Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. with music by Jake Hair and the Flatland Band. On Saturday, Oct. 20, card bingo starts at 5 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund. Sunday, Oct. 21, enjoy a great big breakfast from at 9 until 11 a.m. Proceeds from breakfast go to the FOE 4137 Auxiliary bene t fund. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, bingo at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, enjoy bingo at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund. A mvets Post 200 hosting chicken dinnerAmvets Post 200, at 8591 S.R. 78 W., will have a chicken and dumplings dinner on Friday, Oct. 19 5–7 p.m. for a $5 donation. Karoke by Phil Eddings. On Saturday, Oct. 20, entertainment by Wil at 7 p.m. Sunday, jam session with Wil. Hot dogs and hamburgers at 2 p.m. V FW to host OktoberfestVFW Post 9528 Buckhead Ridge, S.R. 78 W., 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 VFW Projects.Bene t event to help cancer victimA bene t is planned for Saturday, Oct. 20, for Sheila Saunders Murphy who w as diagnosed with lung cancer. The event w ill be held at the Eagles North 4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N. 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 youth into tomorrows’ leaders!Blood drive plannedCypress Hut Eagles will host a blood drive on Saturday, Oct. 20 starting at 3 p.m. For more information please call 863-467-1154.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.B.R.A.T. Teen Dance to be held 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 S.W. Seventh 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 863801-4996.Eagles to host OctoberfestCypress Hut Eagles will host Octoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 20 starting at 5 p.m. The menu will include brats and sauerkraut, German potato salad, German chocolate cake. Music by Al Jones. Proceeds will go to community charity fund. For more info please call 863-467-1154. Masonic Lodge hosts Sunday breakfastThe Masonic Lodge at 107 N.W. Fifth St., will host Sunday breakfast on Oct. 21 for $6, from 8–11 a.m. Eggs, bacon, pancakes, grits and all the xings. Breakfast is every other Sunday. Public welcome. Carry-outs available. Proceeds go to local Mason giving.Community Choir to begin holiday practiceThe Okeechobee Community Choir, in its 14th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, will begin rehearsing this Sunday, Oct. 21 for the annual Christmas cantata and other seasonal selections. Rehearsals will be held on Sundays from 3-5 p.m. at Okeechobee Presbyterian, 312 N. Parrott Ave. All interested singers, both locals and our Northern friends, are invited to participate. Singers should be able to match pitch and read music a smidgen. Rehearsals are stimulating and loads of fun! Music and rehearsal CDs will be provided for a nominal fee. Rehearsal attendance is suggested, but not mandatory. Last year, 55 singers representing 19 local churches participated. The cantata will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, & at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the First United Methodist Church, and tickets will NOT be required for admission. For more information, call Sandy at 863-6347714. If you love to sing, you’ll love singing with us!Local Political Forum set for Oct. 22 at OMSA political forum will be held Monday, Oct. 22 in the Osceola Middle School Gymnasium, 825 S.W. 28th St., from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Candidates for U.S. Representative District 17, State Senator District 21, State Representative District 55, District Court of Appeal District 4, Okeechobee City Council, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections, Okeechobee County Property Appraiser, Okeechobee County Sheriff and Okeechobee County Commission District 1 are invited. 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

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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. 8 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News At a hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 16, Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Lois Nichols imposed a ne one case, extended the time to come into compliance on another and tabled three others. The 6278 N.E. Fourth St. property of Essie Steen had been cited for overgrowth. She w as ned $20 a day for every day of noncompliance beginning Oct. 17. Vivan Hadley had been cited because of a burned out structure on her 1455 N.E. 138th St. property. She stated that she had to get the insurance company to pay off the mortgage before the bank would give a deed to the property that she needed in order to obtain a demolition permit. Therefore, she was given until Dec. 13 to come into compliance. The 6278 N.E. Fourth St. property that had belonged to Earl D. and Rita Gayle Pitt has been sold. Code enforcement of cer Beth Albert stated that the new owners were working to clean up the property. Therefore, that case was tabled. The case of Ear G. and Kristal Hoover was also tabled until January since they were making progress to clear up the violations against their 14869 NW. 304th St. property. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Code magistrate imposes ne By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Georgia man was arrested and booked into the county jail following his arrest for allegedly pulling a handgun on an off-duty deputy. Jerry Wayne Kilpatrick, 55, Ditch Road, Arabi, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 17, on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon ( rearm) and a misdemeanor charge of willful and wanton reckless driving. Kilpatrick was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under an $8,000 bond. Jail records show he has since been released on bond. An arrest report by Deputy Brian Cross, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated that the incident began in the 4000 block of U.S. 441 N. around 3:18 p.m. when a silver Ford F-150 pickup started to tailgate the off-duty deputy, who was in his personal vehicle. In the off-duty deputy's report he stated that even though it was raining at the time, the pickup got so close to the back of his vehicle that he "... could only see the top of the v ehicle through my rear view mirror." At that point the deputy slowed down to let the pickup pass. However, the truck reportedly would not pass so the deputy increased his speed to 60 mph. The off-duty deputy went on to state that he nally pulled off the road in the 13,000 block of U.S. 441 N. The pickup then pulled up on the driver's side of the off-duty deputy's vehicle and stopped, continued the report. That deputy stated in his report that he had his driver's side window down and the pickup's passenger-side window down. Through that open window the deputy could see that the driver of the truck, later identi ed as Kilpatrick, was holding a handgun at shoulder level. Kilpatrick then allegedly said "Do you have a problem?" to the deputy. The deputy then identi ed himself as a deputy and immediately backed up and armed himself with his duty weapon. At that point, Kilpatrick pulled away from the scene with the off-duty deputy behind him. Kilpatrick was allegedly driving at speeds topping 90 mph and passing vehicles in a reckless manner, as the off-duty deputy followed at a safe distance. Deputy Cross caught up to Kilpatrick and stopped him in the 33400 block of U.S. 441 N. In his report, Deputy Cross said he found a ve-shot Smith & Wesson .38 special handgun in the center console of the truck. Report: Motorist pulls gun on off-duty deputy Jerry W. Kilpatrick NOPE Task Force Candle Light Vigil planned The 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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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 9 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held on $45,000 bond following his arrest after being accused of stealing a piece of equipment then selling pieces of it to a local recycling center. Jack Owen Albritton, 26, N.W. 294th St., was arrested Monday, Oct. 15, on felony charges of grand theft, dealing in stolen property, giving false information to a second hand recycler and criminal mischief. He is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. An arrest report by Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that Albritton reportedly stole a Caterpillar skid steer then took it to his home. He then started cutting it into pieces and sold those pieces to the recycling center, added the detective. According to the report Albritton completed his rst transaction with the recyclers on Oct. 2 when he sold some parts of the skid steer and was paid $60.48. Albritton reportedly returned to the recycling center three more times with pieces of the loader and was paid a total of $436.88 for those sales. Detective Shireman stated in his report that Albritton gave his Florida driver’s license to the center as identi cation, along with his thumbprint. Albritton then signed a form stating that he was the owner of the property he was selling, the detective added. Albritton, who had reportedly just lost his job, said he was selling pieces of the machine to pay his rent and electrical bills, pointed out the detective. Skid steers are compact loaders used to dig and move landscaping and construction materials. The OCSO detective indicated in his report that the skid steer in this case was owned by two Jupiter men who had left it at property they owned in Okeechobee County. The men, who own a welding business in Jupiter, reportedly told the detective the y bought it from a customer for $10,000. Detective Shireman stated that he found Caterpillar skid steers, similar to the stolen one, being sold on the internet for anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000. Man charged with stealing, selling loader Jack Owen Albritton The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  John Franklin Clay, 30, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 16 by Deputy Bart Potter on felony charges of burglary of a dwelling and grand theft. His bond was set at $12,500.  Jeffrey Michael Mullin, 38, N.W. 35th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 16 by Deputy Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a controlled substance (methadone). He is being held without bond.  Noe Romero, 26, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 16 by Detective Ted Van Deman on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious molestation. His bond was set at $75,000.  Eliezer Arellano, 28, N.E. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 16 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of oxycodone and violation of probation possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He is being held without bond.  Durryshawah Allen, 20, N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on amended DOC warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation battery on a law enforcement ofcer and violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. She is being held without bond.  Seth Alexander Garner, 23, S.W. Third Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17 by FWC Of cer Jeremy DeWeese on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Donald Craig Ferris II, 22, Elm St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17 by FWC Of cer Jeremy DeWeese on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Hank Irvin Crone, 27, S.W. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17 by FWC Of cer Jeremy DeWeese on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Editor’s Note: On Sept. 25, 2012, Leonzo Felipe Paz was arrested on a charge of lewd or lascivious molestation offender 18 or older, victim under 12. On Monday, Oct. 15, that charge was dropped by Assistant State Attorney Donald Richardson. Okeechobee Arrest Report

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Okeechobee Main Street is proud to present a Florida Main Street Merit Award to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Okeechobee, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce Chapters. This award is given for their exceptional accomplishment in moving the historical marker from the Battle of Okeechobee to the Battle of Okeechobee Historic State Park on Highway 441 SE. Each year local Main Street programs are asked to submit nominations in various categories to the Florida State Main Street program and those nominations are considered for awards by Secretary of State Ken Detzner. The D.A.R. received their award as an Outstanding Florida Main Street Public Improvement Project. Okeechobee Main Street recognizes the great historic value of the monument to Okeechobee. It commemorates the famous Battle of Okeechobee which was fought on Christmas Day, 1837, between a large band of Seminole Indians and the Sixth Regiments of Infantry of the Regular Army with the First Regiment of Missouri Volunteers. The reenactment of this Battle is held annually at the State Park. The “great Monument move” itself occurred on Nov. 11, 2011 when the large coral monument was moved from the edge of Highway 441 SE into the Park. It took the work of many individuals including the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, Rick’s Crane Service, the Park Manager and FDOT. The monument now sits in its full glory with the base of the monument exposed, a new concrete base established and appropriate landscaping. On Feb. 4, the Monument was re-dedicated by the Daughters of the American Revolution during the annual Battle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment. This was a moment of historical proportions. Willie Johns and Andy Bowers spoke and represented the Seminole Tribe; Congressman Tom Roone y sent a letter of congratulations. “Doc” Anderson and Cossie Conrad were in attendance as they were in 1937. As the Monument was dedicated in its new place of honor, a comment was made that our ancestors would be proud of our ability to now come together in peace and accomplishment. Congratulations to the D.A.R. and particularly Su George, whose loyalty and dedication to this project made it a reality for Okeechobee! 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. 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. 11 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012 Okeechobee Main Street presents award to D.A.R. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSMain Street President Maureen Burroughs presents the Florida Main Street award to Su George, Okeechobee D.A.R. and Past Regent, Okeechobee Chapter, Betsy Cheney. Jersey Mike’s Subs to host grand reopeningJersey Mike’s Subs will be having a Grand Re-Opening on Wednesday Oct. 31. Jersey Mike’s is located at 611 S.W. Park St. The ribbon cutting provided by the Chamber of Commerce will be at 10 a.m., upon opening. Jersey Mike’s Subs is under new ownership of Krissy Dail & Bert Culbreth, You are encouraged to come and celebrate with Krissy & Bert and be rst to see the remodeling that has taken place within the shop. Donations will be given to Okeechobee High School and OCA School. Eagles North calling all local artistsEagles North is calling artists in all categories of art to participate in the F.O.E. 4137 Auxiliary Fourth Annual Art Event planned for Dec. 1. Featuring the Florida Highwaymen Artist and other ne artists from Florida. To participate in this event, call Lynn Earley at 863-697-2443 or email at: lynn.earley@gmail.com. A booth is a $65 donation which will go to the F.O.E. 4137 Auxiliary Charities Fund. Public is invited.

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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 15 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012

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By Tabitha TrentRotary President Jim Benton extended a warm Rotary welcome to guest speaker Leigh Woodham, Director of the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. Leigh educated club members as to the importance of cultural arts and its impact on children and their communities. Outreach and partnerships have been important components of the programming at the DHCAC since it opened in 1982 at the Palm Beach State College main campus. In 1983, as an extension of the Palm Beach State College campus in Belle Glade, the Center opened its doors to the students of the Glades communities with the Theatre for Schools program. Now called the CAFE series (Cultural Arts for Education), this program usually serves over 18,500 students per year and is offered at almost no cost to the students. Of the 18,500 students served, many of them are from the Okeechobee County school district. When they visit the DHCAC, they are introduced to the world of arts, and most would never have this opportunity, otherwise. In addition to showcasing local talent the DHCAC offers a vast array of Broadway musicals and playwrights performed by a cast of professional vocalists and actors from around the world. To learn more about the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center call 561-9931160 or visit www.dollyhand.org 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Do you have some news to share?Publish it yourself! 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. SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH Okeechobee CountyAGRI-CIVIC CENTER Gates open at 5 pm FREE PARKING Adults $15, Children ages 12 and under FREE 954-826-1772www.facebook.com\outlawtruckpullers 16 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012 The Lutheran Administrators Association of the Florida/George District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod announced that Nancy Dearborn, lead teacher for the 4-yearold classes at Peace Lutheran Pre-School, is the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Ben Eggers Outstanding Educator Award for her role as a Lutheran early childhood educator. The award was presented at the annual educators’ conference Sept. 25 at the Hyatt Regency in Daytona. Mrs. Dearborn w as nominated by fellow colleagues from Peace Lutheran School where she has been on staff for the past ten years. Selection criteria included letters of support from school parents, school board members, colleagues, her church pastor, as well as Pastor J ohn Hirst from Peace Lutheran. Nominees must exemplify a Christian educator in the categories of service in school, service to their home church, service in the Lutheran Church where they serve, and service to the church and community at large. Mrs. Dearborn was selected from the 93 schools and over 800 educators in the district. Mrs. Dearborn attended Gordon College and has been teaching in Christian schools for over thirty y ears. She is the wife of Ed Dearborn and the mother of Jason, Brain, Rachel, and Susie (Copenhaver). Mrs. Dearborn has been a resident of Okeechobee since 1977. Church pre-school teacher receives award Special to the Okeechobee NewsPictured left to right are, Mark Brink, executive director of school ministries for the Florida/Georgia District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Mrs. Dearborn and Karen Smith, director of Peace Lutheran School Pre-School. Rotary Club learns about Dolly Hand Arts Center Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tabitha TrentThe Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets every Tuesday at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant; please feel free to come join us for a wonderful time of fellowship and experience “Service Above Self” in action! At the Rotary Club meeting for this week were: (left to right) Debbie Bowles, DHCAC; Leigh Woodham, DHCAC Director and Rotarian Maureen Budjinski.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL EPISCOPALYou are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST Wednesday Night Service 7 pm Tuesday: 7 till 8pm (You are invited) Prayer Service Special prayers for special needs drop off to us or email them to pastor@okeechobeecog.com 301 NE 4th Ave. • (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SE 70EChildren and Youth classes are Available Sunday Morning and Wednesdays Where the SON is always shining! OPEN 6-4 M-F ServingCall your order in, free delivery or pickup at window. 763-4127 or Dine in with free Wi-Fi. Go to Okeechobeecog.com and click SonRise Cafe for menuWOW! There is nothing like it in town! at Okeechobee Church of God301 NE 4th Ave., Okeechobee 2 blocks behind the McDonalds on SE 70E Sunday Services8:30 & 10:45 YOUR CHURCH To Advertise YOUR Church! Call 863-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap. com CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at www.okeecoos.com200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 3666 E. Hwy 70 • Okeechobee (0ld Elks Lodge)“Celebrating 25 years of Pastoral Leadership”Sunday School 9 am Worship: Sun. 10 am • Tues. & Thurs. 7:30 pm Prayer Service: Tues. & Thurs. 6:30 7:30 pm Nursery Available at All Services Of ce Hours CLOSED Mondays Tuesday Friday 9 am to 5 pm (863) 357-2264 Bishop Robert J. Banks, Jr., Pastor “Your Place of Destiny” Jeremiah 29:11 17 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News It was a long evening for the Okeechobee City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 16, as they dealt with three lengthy and complicated ordinances concerning the future land use map, zoning and signs. City planner Bill Brissom got a good w orkout as he explained the three ordinances. After lengthy discussion the council passed the rst reading and set Jan. 15 as the date for the second reading for an ordinance that would approve city-initiated changes to the future land use map classi cations for six speci c areas of the city. The second ordinance considered was defeated after another lengthy discussion. It dealt with city initiated rezoning changes from holding and other categories to various other zoning categories on several separate parcels in the city. The ordinance was sent back to the planning board to allow property owners to keep their present zoning or change to the zoning recommended by the city planner. The city's comprehensive plan w ill be amended to allow for holding zoning districts and permitted uses of zoning districts will be amended. The third ordinance dealt with what Councilman Clayton Williams jokingly calls the city's "perfect" sign ordinance because so much time was spent in developing the ordinance. However, one area that was overlooked in the lengthy sign ordinance development process, according to Mr. Brissom, was the total signage area allowable for a building housing a single business. The council passed the rst reading and set Nov. 13 as the date for the nal public hearing for an ordinance that would change the city's method of calculating the total amount of building signage allowable for buildings with a single business. Under this ordinance the total square footage of such signage would be no more than one square foot for each linear foot of property along the front of the lot. The front of the lot was de ned as the side upon which the property is addressed. The request for the sign ordinance change was initiated by the McDonald's on Park Street. As a result of remodeling the building, McDonald's was proposing to have a total building signage area of 107 square feet. The current ordinance allows for only 49 square feet. In other action, the council: awarded contracts to Clean Cuts, LLC, McHaffey Construction, Neal Long Construction, Platinum Performance Builders, Sweat Trucking & Paving, and White Sands Construction for the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program; passed a resolution making Oct. 21 27 City Government Week; approved a construction agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation concerning turn lanes on Park Street at S.E. 10th Avenue and S.E. 13th Avenue; approved a resolution urging residents to carefully consider the potential adverse consequences of Amendment 4 on the 2012 General Election Ballot with Councilman Devin Maxwell casting the lone dissenting vote; approved a temporary street closing for First Baptist Church on Oct. 31; approved changing the date for a previously approved temporary street closing for First Baptist Church from Nov. 10 to Nov. 17; approved a temporary street closing request by Central Elementary School on Nov. 2; appointed Noel Chandler to the Okeechobee Utility Authority Board of Directors; approved a contract for building of cial and inspection services; waived formal bidding procedures and awarded a sole source bid for mapping services; and approved a one time mosquito spraying for the entire city. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. City council attempts to change sign ordinance Sign up for Upward BasketballUpward Basketball is planned at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Basketball and Cheerleading registration is $65 due by Nov. 28. Forms/info are available at the church of ce and by calling 863-763-2171. Evaluations/orientation are mandatory and will be held Nov. 29, 5:30-7 p.m. (1st-4th grade) and Nov. 30, 5:30-7p.m. (5th-6th grade). Practices begin Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Games are Saturdays between Jan. 12 and March 2. VFW Post announces education writing competitionsLadies Auxiliary to VFW Post 4423 announces the kick-off of Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition. Local High School students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C. Nov. 1, is the deadline at the post level. Students must write and record a 3-5 minute essay on a given theme. Please contact Dannye Strickland at 863-763-0589 for information and entry form. Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 4423 announces the kick-off of "Patriot's Pen Essay Competition." Middle school student in grades 6-8 have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars. November 1, is the deadline at the post level. Students are invited to write a 300-400 word essay on a patriotic theme. Please contact Dannye Strickland, at 863-763-0589, for information and entry form.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., Oct. 19TH Thurs., Oct. 25THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “TAKEN 2”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R III: “HERE COMES THE BOOM”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG 18 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Lady Brahmans defeated Jensen Beach 93-90 while the Brahman boys fell 11257 in a swim meet held Oct. 11 at the community pool in Stuart. Nathaneal Bean won the 500 free style for Okeechobee and took second in the 200 indiv idual medley. Brandon Ball nished second in the 200 free and third in the 100 free. Lucas Pinedo took third in the 200 free. Dalton Hodges took second in both the 50 free and the 100 free. Will Castillo took third in the 100 butter y. Michael Muros took third in the 100 breast stroke and Danny Usry took third in the 100 backstroke. The 400-meter relay team of Pinedo, Ball, Castillo and Hodges were also victorious at the swim meet. The 200-medley relay team of Usry, Castillo, Muros and Trey Howard nished third. The 200-freestyle relay team of Castillo, Ball, Pinedo and Hodges took second and the team of Howard, Muros, Usry and Bean took third. Hunter Bosworth and Katie VanBeek each won two races to lead the Lady Brahmans to another victory. Bosworth won the 200 individual medley and 100 butter y while VanBeek won the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. Sage Douglas took second place in both the 200 free style and the 500 free. Cheyenne Lusk took second in the 100 backstroke and Macy Gamiotea took second in the 100 breaststroke. The 400-meter relay team of Douglas, Jordan Bolan, Bosworth and VanBeek were victorious and the team of Maddie Bean, DJ Nunez, Courtney Murphy and Amber Walker took second place. Amber Walker took third in the 200 individual medley, Nunez too k third in the 50 free, and Bolan took second in the 100 free. The 200-freestyle relay team o f Trisha Lara, Murphy, Lexi Manson and Douglas took third place. Lady Brahmans swim team defeats Jensen Beach OHS volleyball team falls to Vero Beach By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee Lady Brahman volleyball's home court woes continued Tuesday as they fell to Vero Beach in three games, 25-21, 2725, and 25-20. Darby Jones had 16 kills and Maci Thomas had seven service points. Sarah Davis had 22 digs and 29 assists in the match. Okeechobee has won only one match in the rst six played at home this year. Coach Todd Jones said it de nitely has been frustrating for the seniors on the team. "We scheduled a tough season. Vero Beach for some reason has been the team to beat this year as they have beaten everyone," he explained. Okeechobee battled in each of the games but couldn't win big points down the stretch. They trailed by only two to three points throughout game one and tied the score at 20 late. Okeechobee rallied again from a vepoint de cit in the second game and drew even several times, the last time at 25-25. OHS led 9-7, 12-11 and 17-16 in the nale but couldn't close out the win. "It was encouraging to see how well we played against Vero Beach. They are very good at picking out our weak spots and nding our holes," Jones admitted. "We did a very good job offensively. My outside hitters did well. Our blocking at the net has improved." Jones said although many good things happened for OHS in this match, there weren't enough good things to pull out the win. Okeechobee nished the regular season on Thursday when they hosted Suncoast for senior night. They will host Port St. Lucie in the District Tournament next Tuesday night. If they prevail, Okeechobee will match up Sebastian River next Wednesday with a regional appearance at stake. OHS lost a vegame match to the Lady Sharks in September in Okeechobee. Coach Jones said he feels his senior dominated team can rise to the occasion and keep their streak going of consecutive appearances in the regional. "We have to get through Sebastian and put them away. Our seniors have reached the district tournament nal every year of their career. I don't think our seniors are ready to nish the season. It will be a struggle but I hope they nd the years they put into the sport are important," he added. The team will also deal with the distraction of homecoming week and activities next week at OHS. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Kodi Stephen and Cameron White quali ed for the golf regional Monday with strong performances at their respective district tournaments. Stephen shot 73, 1-over par at the Saints Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, as he overcame a recent bout with pneumonia. He was sixth overall among individuals. White shot 99 at the Lady Brahman district 18-2A tournament at the Sanbridge Golf Club in Vero Beach. The Lady Brahmans nished fourth out of eight teams. The girls shot 442 as a team. Other golfers for Okeechobee were Hannah Raulerson 107, Kailey Hoover 120, Danielle Shef eld 116 and Bethany Stuart 120. Jensen Beach was the District champion. Lucy Robson had the low round of the day at 72, even par, and won the district title. White will compete next Monday in Viera in the regional championships. The Brahman boys shot a season best 322 at the tournament. Kutter Crawford shot 80, Kyle Mullins 83, Zach Hudson 86 and Elijah Finney 98. The district champion was Dominick Vennari at 67. Vero Beach won the District Title. Brahman golf coach Kenny Buckner said he felt the team had their best performance of the year at the district tournament. "The younger players improved greatly over the season and the future looks real bright for the Brahman linksters." Stephen also competes in the regional next Monday. The Yearling Lady Bulls volleyball team w on the Sebastian Middle School end of season tournament Saturday to nish the season (18-1). They defeated Pemayetv Emahakv in the championship nals 25-12 and 26-24. They defeated Osceola, Sebastian and Brighton during pool play. Yearling overcame the home squad, Sebastian, 25-21, and 25-16 in the semi nal. Rachel Bryan was named the tournament MVP as she had seven aces, three blocks and 44 kills. Megan Hargraves had eight kills and seven aces. Josie Grif n had two aces, six kills and ve blocks. Raylee Coleman had six aces and 13 kills. Abby Ericson had two aces and six kills. Taylor Amadon had eight service aces, 13 kills and two blocks. Toni Garcia chipped in w ith two aces and one kill. Carrie Wharin had nine aces, three kills and 76 assists. Coach Bruce Conrad said the girls were really motivated to win after losing their rst match of the year in early September. "This group of girls worked harder than any other group I've had because they knew in order to win all the rest they had to come together as a team and master all the small areas of the game," he added. The Okeechobee junior varsity volleyball team has had a lot of success this year. Recently the team traveled to play in the 16 team Palm Beach Classic in West Palm Beach and returned the tournament champion. Coach Karen Cotton said the team defeated some tough opponents and were really a solid unit on the court, Everyone had a job and did it with expertise," she said. Okeechobee defeated Palm Beach Central 25-9 and 25-18, Arch Bishop McCarty 25-20 and 25-22, tournament favorite Boca Raton 20-25, 25-17, and 15-4, and Wellington 25-22 and 25-17. Delaney Osceola had 33 digs, 24 service points and 12 aces. Sarah Hurst had 34 assists, 30 service points and 13 service aces. MaKayla Root had 17 kills and nine blocks. Chastity Harmon also was solid in the middle. Julia Weldon had 13 aces and 36 service points. Jacalyn Sutton had 13 kills. Trista Osceola had 13 digs. Jacie Harvey had 26 assists. Other positive contributions came from Kalgary Jumper, Jenna Thomas and Hannah Collier. The JV team plays in another tough tournament this weekend in Orlando when they compete in the Bearn Jam Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Junior Varsity football team took it on the chin Tuesday night when they fell 38-0 to the St. Lucie West Centennial Eagles in Port St. Lucie. Zeke Matthews had an interception and Edrick Neal had a sack for the Brahman defense. The offense was without running back Angel Garcia who suffered an injury last week. QB Cory Surls hit Chris Epps with a 25 yard pass for the offensive unit. Coach Chris Hall said he felt the team competed better in the second half at the line of scrimmage. He praised Neal who earned top academic grades this year and earned a trip to Sea World. "Edrick is a hard worker who loves the game of football. Just being around him makes people smile," Hall added. Okeechobee has rescheduled a game with Clewiston that was postponed in September. They will host the Tigers on Tuesday, October 23 at 6 pm at Brahman Stadium. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySarah Davis and Krista Ward (L-R) listen to the umpire’s call during the match with Vero Beach Tuesday night.

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MIGUEL HERNANDEZ A/K/A MIGUEL HENANDEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL HERNANDEZ A/K/A MIGUEL HENANDEZ; THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY; YOLANDA GOMEZ; AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): MIGUEL HERNANDEZ A/K/A MIGUEL HENANDEZ Last Known Address 3455 NW 21ST AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL HERNANDEZ A/K/A MIGUEL HENANDEZ Last Known Address 3455 NW 21ST AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 4, BLOCK 14, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 3455 NW 21ST AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS, le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to A dministrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 807-4370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 31st day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court By: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk 429102 ON 10/19,26/2012 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 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. 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NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Michael Ferrer Residence Unknown Unknown Spouse of Michael Ferrer Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Orange County, Florida: Lot 253, Indian Hammock Hunt and Riding Club, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 25 through 69, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Street Address: Unit 253, 32801 Hwy 441 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Clar eld, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the rst publication of this notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on 10/9/2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Court BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 713-1400 428976 ON 10/19,26/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE There will be a meeting of the Tourist Development Council (TDC) of Okeechobee County on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Tourist Development Council Of ce located at 2800 N.W. 20th Trail (Airport Terminal Bldg.), Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the TDC with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Kathy Scott, Tourism Coordinator Tourist Development Council Okeechobee County On 10/16-12 429025 ON 10/19/2012 Public Notice NORTHSHORE VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS’ MEETING & REGULAR BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Northshore Village Community Development District will hold a Landowners’ Meeting and Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, on November 8, 2012, at 23721 NE 48th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 The primary purpose of the Landowners’ Meeting is to elect four (4) Supervisors for the Northshore Village Community Development District. The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is to conduct any business to come before the Board. Copies of the Agendas for these meetings may be obtained by contacting the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of these meetings. From time to time one or more Supervisors may participate in the Special Board Meeting by telephone; therefore, at the location of the meeting there will be a speaker telephone present so that interested persons can attend the meeting at the above location and be fully informed of the discussions taking place either in person or by telephone communication. The meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law for Community Development Districts. The meetings may be continued as found necessary to a time and place speci ed on the record. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these meetings should contact the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least seven (7) days prior to the date of these particular meetings. NORTHSHORE VILLAGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 428399 ON 10/12,19/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-115 IN RE: ESTATE OF CYNTHIA A. BOYD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CYNTHIA BOYD, deceased, is date of death was June 20, 2012, and whose social security number is XXXXX-8447, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication is October 12th, 2012. Personal Representative: Florence Feger 909 Pit Road Antigo, WI 54409 Attorney for Personal Representative: Janice B. Richardson, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0036403 900 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 212-B Stuart, FL 34994 Tel.: 772-288-6222 428553 ON 10/12,19/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD166 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that INVESTOO LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3377 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE E 51.75 FT OF LOT 9 BLOCK 239 DESC AS FOLLOWS; COM AT THE SW COR OF LOT 2 BLOCK X SOUTH OKEECHOBEE RUN N ALONG THE W BDRY LINE OF BLOCK X DIST OF 40.66 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN 00 SEC W ALONG HOPKINS M/L DIST OF 9.97 FT THENCE RUN N 36.09 FT FOR A POB THENCE CONT N DIST OF 34.64 FT THENCE RUN E DIST OF 51.73 FT THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W FOR A DIST OF 62.30 FT TO THE POB, ALSO A PORTION OF ABANDONED 30 FT COUNTY RD DESC AS FOLLOWS;COM AT THE SW COR OF BLOCK X SOUTH OKEECHOBEE RUN THENCE N DIST OF 40.66 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W ALONG HOPKINS M/L DIST OF 9.97 FT FOR A POB THENCE RUN N DIST OF 36.09 FT THENCE RUN N 56 DEG 13 MIN 00 SEC E DIST OF 89.28 FT THENCE RUN E DIST OF 52.98 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W ALONG HOPKINS M/L FOR A DIST OF 153.10 FT TO POB 3-21-37-35-0020-02390-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: SUSAN J SULLIVAN ESTATE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426878 ON 10/5,12,19,26/2012 20 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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Public Notice Public NoticeGROVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS’ MEETING & REGULAR BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Grove Community Development District will hold a Landowners’ Meeting and Regular Board Meeting at 2:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, on November 6, 2012, at Farm Credit of Florida located at 403 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The primary purpose of the Landowners’ Meeting is to elect three (3) Supervisors for the Grove Community Development District. The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is to conduct any business to come before the Board. Copies of the Agendas for these meetings may be obtained by contacting the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of these meetings. From time to time one or more Supervisors may participate in the Regular Board Meeting by telephone; therefore, at the location of the meeting there will be a speaker telephone present so that interested persons can attend the meeting at the above location and be fully informed of the discussions taking place either in person or by telephone communication. The meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law for Community Development Districts. The meetings may be continued as found necessary to a time and place speci ed on the record. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these meetings should contact the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least seven (7) days prior to the date of these particular meetings. GROVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 428266 ON 10/12,19/2012 21 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012 ACROSS 1 Chase, as a fly 5 Comme ci, comme a 9 Whalers rear end 14 __ Fly With MeŽ: Sinatra standard 15 Swans Swan LakeŽ wear 16 Hawks home 17 Boo-boo, in tot talk 18 Grassland burrower 20 Hungarian RhapsodiesŽ composer Franz 22 My __!Ž 23 Mojave lizard 26 Boulevard, e.g. 27 Comical Coca 31 You betcha!Ž 35 Bad doings 36 Soft drink suffix 37 Flippered ocean critter 41 Jack Horners last words 42 Zoom or macro 44 Orange-andblack-winged butterflies 46 Dangles a carrot in front of 50 Jay with jokes 51 Sure-footed Rockies denizen 56 Prayer set to music by Schubert and Gounod 59 1945 conference site 60 Playful swimmer 63 Object of worship 64 Some 80s Chryslers 65 Crescents tip 66 It flows through Egypt 67 Feel intuitively 68 AMA concerns 69 Slippery fish DOWN 1 Chew out 2 Canadian comic Mandel 3 Not quite right 4 Old coots 5 The Racers EdgeŽ 6 ... __ daily breadŽ 7 College football immortal Amos Alonzo __ 8 Yes, yes, FifiŽ 9 Verbally refused 10 Like most adolescents 11 Earth, in Germany 12 60-Across habitats, to Jos 13 Strips in a photo lab 19 Wander 21 Cinq moins deux 24 Container weight 25 Gray matter creation 28 Flood emergency op 29 Gp. that funds psychiatric drug testing 30 Boola BoolaŽ singers 31 Boola BoolaŽ university 32 Paradise 33 Email status 34 SlipperyŽ tree 38 Kansas city 39 R.E.M.s The __ LoveŽ 40 Au pair 43 Almost boils 45 Hair-raising product? 47 Like some sandpaper 48 Continental coin 49 Tattletale 52 Paper MoonŽ Oscar winner ONeal 53 Nostalgic record 54 Ring-shaped reef 55 Fairy stories 56 Torah holders 57 Smoking or drinking, some say 58 __ AlmightyŽ: 2007 film 61 That, in Toledo 62 Fast-spinning meas. By John Lampkin (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/19/11 04/19/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: gy Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News South Fork (6-0) will present the toughest challenge to date for the Okeechobee Brahmans (3-3) as they collide in a key district match up tonight in Tropical Farms. Brahman coach Chris Branham is still positive and upbeat because his team had a great week off, bonded as a team, and came out this week and held intense and productive practices. South Fork has been dominant with a 46-0 win over Martin County, 26-9 win over Port St. Lucie, 48-7 win over Forest Hill, 35-13 win over Jensen Beach, 39-0 win over Palm Beach Lakes, and a 17-16 win over St. Lucie West. Okeechobee played Martin County, Port St. Lucie and Centennial and has defeated two of them. South Fork is led by running back Lorenz Velasco who has 634 yards and seven touchdowns rushing. He also is a threat out of the back eld. Bulldog quarterback Cody Labanowitz has four touchdown passes and has rushed for ve touchdowns. Blake Lucky leads the defense with 83 tackles. Dustin Krock has ve sacks. Branham said every week will be a must win for the Brahmans if they want to make the playoffs. He said Velasco is a special player and that Labanowitz is the best QB in the area. Okeechobee will get offensive tackle Cody Walker back from a knee injury. Adrian Minondo (shoulder) and Elijowan Williams (ankle) are near 100 percent and will play. "I feel our team is ready to go and wants this game. They really practiced well this week, were intense, and I got a different sense about them," he said. While South Fork is unbeaten, Branham said his team will not be intimidated and will have the belie f that they can pull the upset. "We will just let the dogs loose. I'm not guaranteeing anythingI know the team is con dent and will be prepared," he added. Branham said a key for the Brahmans will be getting his faster players DJ Washington, LaVante Spivey, Fabian Howard and Al Fludd outside and see how the y match up with the South Fork speed. "I never pray for victory, I just pray for them to have their best game. I think we will let it all go and see what happens," he added. Brahmans face 6-0 Bulldogs Cypress Hut to serve fried chickenCypress Hut Eagles will serve southern fried chicken dinner on Sunday, Oct. 21 starting at 1 p.m. Proceeds go to the community charity fund. For more info please call 863-467-1154.Shrine Club offers spaghetti dinnerBack for another season, the Okeechobee Shrine Club offers a delicious spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Oct. 23 and every Tuesday thereafter. Serving is from 47 p.m. and reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is pleased to offer Smoke Free Dining. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided 58 p.m. The complete dinner is available for a donation of $6. Proceeds bene t Shrine Charities. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427.CCC meeting plannedThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce.Cypress Eagles plan dinnerCypress Hut Eagles will serve a meatloaf dinner by Carla on Tuesday, Oct. 23, starting at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Auxiliary charity fund. For more info please call 863-467-1154.Considering adoption?Anyone interested in learning more about adoption is encouraged to join the Children's Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division at our monthly Adoption Orientation session. The next meeting is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County of ce, located at 804 S. 6th Street in Fort Pierce. This informative, casual and free, open house-style orientation will provide an overview of foster care adoption and answer all questions related to adoption and CHS' adoption process. Please help us raise adoption awareness in our community as we try to nd additional permanent "Forever Families" for local children in foster care. To RSVP or for more information, contact Children's Home Society's Adoption Information Line at 772-429-2001. Community Events 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.Haunted Halloween planned for DuPuis Management AreaFor an evening lled with ghostly fun bring the whole family to enjoy Haunted Halloween Nigh at DuPuis Management Area on Oct. 20 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. We offer a free, safe, family friendly atmosphere lled with fun activities, crafts, and candy. The highlights include a hayride and a hair-raising haunted house. Learn about creepy critters such as bats, owls, snakes with Treasure Coast Wildlife Center. Boy Scout Troop #832 will sell hot dogs, chips, apple cider and homemade donuts. Don't forget to wear your favorite costume for a night full of tricks or treats! Come rain or come shine. For details go to: http://www.ces.fau.edu.dupuis.event or contact Kim Kanter at 800-432-2045, ext 3339, kkanter@sfwmd.gov.

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On Sunday, Oct. 28, the Taylor Creek Bass Club will host the 27th Kids’ Fishing Day at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 10 a.m. to noon there will be a cast, pitch and ip contest for children 6 14. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. there will be open shing for ages 4 14. Each child will receive a thank you gift for coming and all children who participate in the open shing will take home a rod and reel combo. The event is made possible by the help of several local organizations. The Okeechobee County Commissioners and other county and state agencies have been a big help by allowing the use of the Agri-Civic center and seeing that the shing pond is freshl y stocked for the event. Members of the Big O Teen Anglers have helped with the ip, pitch and cast competition. The Coast Guard Auxiliary passes out literature and talks about boat safety. Last year several professional bass shermen were on hand to talk to people about shing in Lake Okeechobee. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Food and drinks will be available. All children will receive two hot dogs and a free drink. For more information contact Chan Garrett at 863-357-0028. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.co m • Two Viking 1.25 acre parcels each $2,995 • 50X127.5 Lot NW 6th St (Okeechobee PK) $4,995 • 5+/-acres NW 30th Ter (Potter Rd) $42,000 • Basswood Lot 124x125 $6,000 Make Offer! • 319+/-acres on HWY 441 North $4,000,000 • Viking fenced 6+/-acres off of paved 101 Ranch Road. Seller Needs to Sell! Make offer. $20,000 David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 3006-H: Treasure Island Lake Access 3 br/2 ba CBS home. This property is approved by HomePath Renovation Mortgage Financing. Make offer! $106,900 MLS #206220 FORECLOSURE FORECLOSURE REDUCED WATERFRONT ON 10+/ACRES 5003-H: Lazy 7 Estates 3/2/2 on acre. 2022 total sq ft/1290 under air. Many upgraded features. All Wood cabinets with tile backsplash and much more. $159,900 MLS #206138 5040-H: J&S Park 3 br/2 ba house on 2 lots. Large eat-in-kitchen, has front, side and back porches. 1438 SF under air. Needs some TLC. Make offer! $46,500 MLS #206168 5015-H: Country home zoned Ag. Concrete & brick. 2122 SF under air/3196 TSF., lg 30x60 barn w/3 stalls, wrkshp, Too many extras to list! $325,000 NOW $295,000 MLS #205942 5001-H: Okeechobee Hammock 3 bd/2 ba CBS house on a large lot. 1,320 Living Sq Ft. Great location for east coast commuters. $115,000 $107,000 MLS #205917 1005-M: Seminole Cove 2br/2ba, 2241 Total Sq Ft/1557 under air. Lg island kitchen, bkft area, lg enclosed addition w/storage rm and more. $110,000 MLS #206049 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com Over 100 Listings LAZY 7~POOL HOME. 3Bd/3Ba/ 2 Garage. Double door entry, vaulted ceilings! Open concept, split floor plan. Screened Lanai, cabana bath. 12X24 pool. A jungle gym, shed. Make Family Memories everyday! $125,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 22 Okeechobee News October 19, 2012 Taylor Creek Bass Club to sponsor Kids’ Fishing Day Special to the Okeechobee News/ Taylor Creek Bass ClubOver 200 kids participated in last year’s Kids’ Fishing Day. This year’s event is set to be even bigger with lots of sh biting and contests for all. Come join in the fun and learn to enjoy shing with your child. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Oct. 8-12, include: kindergarten; Trinity Horne, Alyssa Hunt-Garcia, Kaleb Cannon, Corde Kilgore, William Timmons, rst graders; Janeesha Cooper, Shyla English, Rae’Shawn Collins, Natalie Jimenez, Alexis Juarez, Erick Reyes-Morales, second grade students; Samantha Carlson, Jakob Perez, John Roberts, Kayleigh Carter, Wyett Bailey, Connor Peacock, Audrey Broadrick, third graders; Cynphonnie Cooper, Francisco Hernandez, Mason Diefenbach, Princessa Ortega, Allyson Broadrick, fourth grade students; Destini Becerra, Fernando Meza, Anela Tiu, Gabriela Flores, fth grade students, Marissa Forde, Juan Leon, Oscar Longoria, Chase Schwendeman and Saul Garcia. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.

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