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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 50¢ Plus tax Vol. 103 No. 128 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 15.87 feetLast Year: 12.78 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News National, state and local candidates brought their campaigns to Osceola Middle School Monday evening, Oct. 23, to advocate their views and take questions from the audience. There are three people vying for the two nonpartisan city council positions up for grabs. Incumbent James Kirk has been a councilman for 24 years and has been mayor 22 years. He lists as one of his accomplishments the streamlining of the budget process. He said that in the last seven years property values in the city have decreased. Mayor Kirk predicted rapid growth in the future. However, he warned, We dont want to lose sight of who we are. The mayor was in favor of being very cooperative to businesses trying to relocate in Okeechobee. He said the city is working on grants to improve the citys landscaping. Incumbent councilman Mike OConnor served on the council from 1993 to 1997. From 2006 through 2008 he was on the city planning and zoning board. Mr. OConnor said he has worked to maintain a reasonable tax rate and was instrumental in imposing a moratorium on impact fees. If re-elected he pledged to wor k toward sidewalks and parks and bringing ne w industry into the city. Mr. OConnor said he was for anything to stimulate the economy. Mr. OConnor said he would like to see more cooperation between the city and county. Its been a pleasure to sit on the city council for the last Local candidates questioned at forumOkee-Tantie campground closed ... Page 3 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHS Band BoostersOHS Marching Band wins Emerald Division at Crown Jewel Marching Band FestivalThe Okeechobee High School Marching Band was named Grand Champion of the Emerald Division in the 31st annual Treasure Coast Crown Jewel Marching Band Festival in Vero Beach on Saturday. The divisions are based on the number of students in each band. The OHS Band Boosters are raising money for the band to compete in the state competition in November. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News In Florida it seems there is always a problem with either too little or too much water. The deluge of Tropical Storm Isaac and the daily rainfalls following have disclosed ooding problems in the southwest part of the county which Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper is striving to correct. He says that there are many factors contributing to the ooding problems residents of the southwest area are experiencing. One of the bottlenecks is found where the water draining the Playland Park and Mitchell Road area ow under Northwest 18th Street. On the north side of the road four culverts are visible. However, on the south side of the road only three culverts are visible. Apparently, through the years, one of the culverts became plugged up. A little further south another bottleneck is caused b y the relatively small culvert under the railroad spur serving Royal Concrete Concepts. Immediately after Tropical Storm Isaac the count y used a pump to move water over that bottleneck. Commissioner Culpepper also said that the amount of impervious surface created b y Royal Concrete has added to the problem. Commissioner tackles ooding problemsSee FORUM Page 5 See FLOOD Page 5 Two accused of illegal cigarette sales ... Page 8 OHS senior volleyball players honored ... Page 19 Homecoming plans ... Page 3
The weather forecast for Okeechobee and surrounding area from the National Weather Service Local forecast Wednesday: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. East northeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Extended ForecastThursday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Windy, w ith a northeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Windy, with a north wind around 20 mph, w ith gusts as high as 30 mph. Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Windy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Denise brings a common-sense approach to the issues facing Florida. Shes run a small business, served us as an emergency room nurse, and managed family-owned citrus groves. Denise can balance a budget without raising taxes, and she knows the importance of job creation for our local economy. A LEADER FOR US! Learn more at DeniseGrimsley.comPaid Political Advertisement by Denise Grimsley, for Senate Campaign District 21, Republican. Always on Top of the JobRe-Roofing Specialists Metal & Shingle Roofs Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News October 24, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSStudents of the Week Osceola Middle School is ON FIRE with Hunger Games our schools favorite read. These students had their photos taken with the actors of the hit movie! Congratulations to: Diana Morales, Eboni Koivunen, Brian Sell, Alyssa Baldwin, Yiselt Pineda, Karlyn Daniel, Brittany Stone, Analleli Hernandez, Minh Thy Nguyen and Amber Marquette. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the WeekCentral Elementary School would like to announce the names of their students of the week for the week of Oct. 8 including: Cameron Gibson, Esperanza Gomez, Alana McDonald, Xavier Kinty, Tyger Armstrong, Zaidyn Micco, Jessie Krall, Benjamin Leyva, Mackenzie Ayala, Harmoni Randolph, Oscar Landaverde, Yuritzi Flores, Colton Wood, Emilio Gonzalez, Korbin Hyslope, Beatriz Martinez, Kayden Carnley, Juan Solorzano, Jenna Smith, Monique Silvas, Anthony Madagal, Mariah Jenkins, November Chrisley, April Salvan, Emanuel Ramirez, Mariah Simmons, Levi Hunter, Aracely Cisneros, Shelby Sumner, Teja Anderson, Faith Caldwell and Rylann Maxwell. Okeechobee Forecast Real Life Childrens RanchYard Sale extends sale daysUntil further notice, the Real Life Childrens Ranch yard sale will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out for great bargains.
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As one of the belt-tightening measures in connection with the preparation of the current budget, Okeechobee County Commissioners agreed to close those facilities. Closing was effective on the previously announced date of Oct. 16. The restaurant is still open and under lease to a private operator. Rental of boat slips in the marina is now handled by the parks and recreation department, as are reservations for the bandshell. The day use area with playground, bandshell and restrooms is still open. Picnicking and shing from the bank is still available. Campground reservations had to be refunded. Originally there were two full-time and four part-time personnel at the park. One employee has been retained for maintenance. Mrs. Chartier said that in addition to duties at the park, this employee will be put to work in other areas including the cemeteries which has lost an employee. It is still too early to predict how much the county will save from this action. Originally the county administrator had predicted a savings of $64,454 the rst year. In subsequent years, the savings was predicted to be greater. However, that gure included letting all employees go. At this time the county is still paying for the utilities at the Cost Guard Auxiliary and the Sheriff's Of ce buildings at the park. A private developer has offered to lease the park for 99 years, build a rst class R V campground and sell RV spaces for the remainder of the lease. That plan is on hold pending approval from applicable state and federal agencies. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. RV campground/bait & tackle at Okee-Tantie closed Florist grand opening announcedOkeechobee Main Street will celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Flower Petals on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. Lisa Fralix and her staff will open their newest location at 207 N.E. Park Street. Okeechobee High School will celebrate Homecoming this week. The school invite all alumnae and the community to come and celebrate with us. Here is a breakdown of the activities.Thursday, Oct. 25 Parade 6 p.m.The parade will follow the normal parade route beginning at the old U-Save. Pep Rally and Bon reThese will follow the parade. All gates will be closed at 7:30 p.m. All of the community is invited to the Pep Rally and bon re. Only OFC and OHS students will be allowed to enter the home stands. All community members will enter the visitor side of the stadium. Admission for the Pep Rally and bon re is $3. OFC and OHS students must have their ID in order to be admitted to the home stands. Students younger than 9th grade must be accompanied by a parent.Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 Pre-game activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Football game at 7 p.m. against Palm Beach Lakes High School. The band is selling BBQ rib dinners for $10 to support their trip to the State competition in November. We will recognize all alums, especially we welcome home the classes of 2003, 1993, 1983, 1973, 1963, and 1953. During half-time we will crown the 2012-2013 Homecoming Queen. Okeechobee High School Plans Homecoming Activities Home Depot hosts Celebration of LifeYour Okeechobee Home Depot is having a "Celebration of Life" to support "Breast Cancer Awareness Month." They would like to invite all cancer survivors, along with family and friends to come out for workshops, door prizes and refreshments on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. They will have a "Pink Box" for loved ones to sign in memory of anyone they have lost to cancer. If you have any questions please call Maureen HallidayFerrara at 863-467-0292. or email her at email@example.com. Special to the Okeechobee News/ ChamberNew homeExecutive Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County Terry Burroughs extends a warm welcome to Okeechobee Main Street at their new location in the Chamber Building. Although both organizations will continue independently with their own missions, this will give the community and visitors an opportunity to meet with each at the same setting. From Okeechobee Main Street are President Maureen Burroughs and Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw.
Justice has been servedHello, I am Eric Christensen. Now that justice has been served (in the Bobbi Christensen murder case), I can say some things I w as not allowed before. I want to thank Sheriff Paul May, and the entire Sheriffs Department at all levels. I want to thank the Attorney General and his of ce of very caring staff. We should be proud of these teams of people. I cannot thank the jury members enough for not only handing over the proper decision but also for having to see what they saw. I dont know how they were able to do it. I had the freedom and ability to not be in there when those times came up and I thank God I did step out. It took every ounce of everything in me to maintain control. I was told I had to show no emotion in the court room. How do you do that? Everything is in his hands, had I shown emotion it opens the door up for him to win an appeal. I thank the judge for fair impartially over seeing this horri c trial. I thank him for putting me in line and for putting me on notice which kept me in line. Our Roberta Bobbi, friend, wife, nanny, co-worker, loved one taken from soooo many soo horri cally, so sadly. I miss my Roberta so much. My every day for the past 1,181 days have been consumed with speaking to sheriffs department time and time again. Meetings with Attorney General at my request asking for what they need me to do. They gave me input step by step by step. Now, we have justice. Okeechobee has justice. Dont let these horrible people that live among us do what they do. Fight back if you see illegal drug activity going on -report it. Turn in tag numbers of cars coming and going to a residence. I pray now for long suffering days for this animal. I pray he suffers beat down after beat down and feels hell consume him as he takes his nal breath. Forensic investigation was a big part of pulling the evidence together that helped in this conviction. For my Roberta, I am going to start a scholarship fund in her memory to go to a resident or member of the sheriff department seeking Forensic Investigation education. Please help however you can when you see me start this. Okeechobee, your kindness, your smiles, so many waves from people I dont know, that knew her red Volkswagon Jetta, so many that come up to me and tell me they are praying and how wonderful she was. Your kindness Okeechobee made me strong. It helped me get through one day at a time and now. My co-workers at Okeechobee County Schools are such a blessing to me, each and every one of you, thank you. I cant thank you enough for making me part of your family. And, as I drive Bus 11, so many wonderful children make me smile when I feel I cannot. So many wonderful parents waving a hello dont even realize how much that means to me. My dear Roberta, I miss you so much. I love you More... Love, Eric. Thank you all, Eric ChristensenMake the time to give bloodChris Peaden, a Basinger resident, has made a promise to give blood at the 2012 Okeechobee Blood Roundup and he plans to bring his whole family. He has an amazing story and wants to share it to encourag e others to donate blood that saves lives as Chris life was saved. The night of Sept. 12, 2001 was very long and dark for Chris. On the lonely stretch of Highway 98 between Pahokee and West Palm Beach, he was in a car accident. In the aftermath of the wreck, Chris sat for one hour on the guardrail alongsid e the road waiting for a vehicle to come along. His left arm had been nearly severed at th e shoulder and was dangling by a small shred of skin. The muscles, tendons, nerves and blood vessels were torn and the main arter y in his arm was bleeding profusely. Luckily, Chris was able to grasp the end of the arter y to keep it closed in an attempt to prevent an y more blood loss. After the call for help, Chris still had to wait 45 minutes for the ambulance to arrive and then the ride to St. Marys Hospital in West Palm Beach took anothe r 45 minutes. At the hospital, Chris received many units of blood to replace that which he lost. H e was temporarily patched up while the decision to remove or save his arm was discussed. Doctors wanted to remove it but, naturally, Chris wanted to keep his arm. Two days later, he had surgery to repair the arteries, nerves and tissues that had been damaged. Today, his arm looks normal and h e can use it to a great extent. Chris is proud of his two daughters, Krist i and Caitlyn, and his beautiful wife, Cassie. Chris is like many of us: He wants to giv e back to thank the generous, sel ess peopl e who donated the blood that saved his life on the night of Sept. 12, 2001, yet cannot manage to nd the time to get on a Big Red Bus when he sees one in Okeechobee. Chris has made a promise to himself that he will giv e blood at the Seventh Annual Okeechobe e Blood Roundup that will be held at Hammerheads Banquet Hall on Nov. 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. You too can make that promise to donate blood to help the Roundup meet this years goal of 600 units. Susan Williams A mendments I am responding to the article in Speak Out in Fridays paper regarding understanding the amendments. I, too, received the s ample ballot. I, also, have a problem understanding what is trying to be said. You almost have to be an attorney to understand w hat they are trying to say. I will just leave t hem blank, I guess. My answer to the amendments is just s ay no. We do not need to clutter up our State Constitution with more amendments. Let the Legislature take care of passing laws. One thing to remember regarding any of these amendments that give additional t ax relief to certain people, any time that y ou give one group a tax break, that means either everyone else has to pay more or serv ices will have to be cut because there will b e less money coming in. If you vote to give additional tax breaks, that means that you as a property owner agree to pay a larger share of the taxes yourself. Maybe you are willing t o do that. Maybe not.Churches and voting I think churches should pay taxes. It w ould solve a lot of problems if they did. Didnt Jesus say render unto Caesar what is Caesars when he was asked if they should have to pay taxes? And one of the 12 disciples, Matthew, was a tax collector. But past ors on all sides of the political mess have been expressing political views for longer than I can remember and the IRS has not done anything to stop it. Explain how is it that Media Matters, who has openly declared war on Fox and is under the same exemption as churches, is a branch of the Democratic party and they are involved in politics? It is not the job or business of any religious leader, pastor, preacher or whatever you call yours to try and steer their congregation toward any political candidate. Furthermore, it is not their job to even inform their congregation of what each candidate stands for. There are many mediums for the folks to nd out on their own what each candidate is touting. The way the politicians lie to people, what preacher would want to get behind them? If a person wants Christian guidance they can read their Bible. The Bible says there is only one mediary between God and man and that is Jesus Christ. I long ago decided to cut out the middle man. I can be wrong of course, but I believe most of the churches nowadays are nothing more than social clubs, and the evil existing in some of them makes me very leery. Have you ever known anyone who has changed churches? It is usually because trouble within has not been handled in a Christian way. Planned Parenthood This keeps coming up in the political ads and there is something that should be made clear. Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms. They dont have the equipment. They dont have the license to do it. According to the FDA, no Planned Parenthood facility in the United States is licensed to do mammograms. So the ads that claim taking federal funding away from Planned Parenthood would take away access to mammograms are just not true. Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms now and never did. October 24, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In this age of exploitive and trashy media, were proud to be different. We believe in operating and publishing our newspaper as a public trust. Fulfilling our public trust requires that we try to bring out the best in our community and its people. We seek the highest common denominators, not the lowest. We dont engage in gutter journalism. We know we can achieve success on the high road. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News October 24, 2012 four years, he said. I think we did a good job with what we had. Building a work force for the future is our greatest challenge, said Ray Worley, third candidate for city council. Mr. Worley, w ho unsuccessfully ran for the state legislature four years ago has been working with the Central Florida Regional Planning Council the last four years. I know whats coming and I know whats needed to move this city forward, he said. Our community has got to be ready to provide jobs. He is for managed growth and improving the quality of life in the city. Mr. Worley said he was concerned with kids, the elderly and the env ironment. Next up were the Supervisor of Elections candidates. Independent candidate Diane Hagan has worked in the supervisor of elections of ce for 17 years. She has been inv olved in 25 elections including the memorable presidential elections of 2000. She has over 700 hours of state sponsored training. If elected she said, I promise to do my very best and continue the tradition of fair, accurate and transparent elections. She said she is not a politician but someone who serves the public. Im running because elections is my passion, Diane said. She sees the biggest challenge to the of ce as keeping voters updated on ever-changing elections laws. Republican Heather Hancock has a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Phoenix. She said she has extension experience in the human relations eld and has been responsible for planning budgets. I like being involved in the community, she said. If elected, she plans to stay inv olved in community activities and possibly take on more volunteer work. Ms. Hancock believes the biggest challenge to the of ce ia organization, She said she has good organizational skills. She also believes the of ce calls for the use of common sense. I want to be your next Supervisor of Elections because I care about Okeechobee, said Libby Maxwell. She taught school here before attending law school and returning to Okeechobee. Leadership is critical for the supervisor of elections, she said. If elected, Ms. Maxwell planned to use her teaching experience to inspire young people to vote. Integrity is the most important thing for the supervisor of elections, she said, vowing to bring integrity to the of ce if elected. Youre likely making a decision that will have a lasting impact on Okeechobee County. There are two candidates for property appraiser, incumbent Bill Sherman, who recently switched to the Republican Party and Democrat Stan Curren. Mr. Sherman has been involved with the property appraisers of ce for many years. Everything we have now I have developed over the years, he said. He promised, if re-elected to give fair and impartial assessments. Mr. Sherman has many hours of continuing education and is certi ed property appraiser. Mr. Curren admitted that Mr. Sherman has done a good job but said he has made some executive decisions he disagreed with. He suggested giving an estimate of taxes to prospective businesses. Mr. Curran emphasized his business knowledge. Were not West Palm Beach, he said. We are Okeechobee. I want to continue to be Okeechobee. The two candidates for Sheriff faced each other, incumbent Republican Paul May and Tim Higgins, who is running as a write-in candidate. Mr. Higgins said he has 21 years law enforcement experience and served as a deputy in Okeechobee and Martin counties. Since 2001 he has been a business owner. Referring to the illegal use of drugs Mr. Higgins said, The biggest thing is making the punishment hard. Mr. Higgins said the sheriffs of ce needs a fresh outlook because he claims morale is down. Mr. Higgins he would demand excellence if elected. Referring to his battle against illegal use of drugs, Sheriff May said. This ght will not end, we will not give up. We have to stop this. He said he has sympathy for someone who is hooked on prescription drugs. But as for illegal sellers of such drugs, he wanted to lock them up and throw away the key. He said that for ve years he has decreased his budget and learned to do more with less. The sheriff said he was the best candidate due to his 46 years of experience in law enforcement. I do think my experience stands out, he said. Also on the agenda were the three candidates for County Commission District 1, incumbent Republican Ray Domer, Democrat Phil Baughman and Keith White, who has no political af liation. Economic development whether great or small has been nonexistant, said Mr. Baughman. He said that in 1981 Okeechobee had one McDonalds, now there are two. We have missed opportunities for economic development, he said. We need to move forward but the lifestyle is the key. He is in favor of creating jobs to keep our college graduates. He is against using reserves to balance the budget. Impact fees were a good thing when we had a lot of money owing, said Mr, Baughman. He is not in favor of them in this economic climate. If elected he pledged to bring new and different ideas to the board. I would like to continue to work for nancial stability for Okeechobee County, Mr. Domer asserted. He said that for eight years he had to stand strong in the face of opposition and would continue to do so if re-elected. He pledged to continue to serve with honesty and integrity. He is rmly against using reserves to balance the budget. He favors the use of impact fees. I believe that by working together we can make things better, he said. Okeechobee is a very integral part of who I am, so I have a vested interest here. Growth comes with a price, said Mr. White. Growth must be managed. He is in favor of smart, small business development and creating jobs that t the area. Mr. White favors using reserves only for emergencies. It creates a level playing eld, is Mr. Whites view of impact fees. No one is taken advantage of. He is against suspending impact fees. Together we can protect our natural resources, he asserted. Lets in uence our future. Mr. White believes in creating incentives to create jobs and is a supporter of agriculture. Incumbent Congressman Tom Rooney was absent. However, his Democratic opponent for the District 17 seat, William Bronson was present. Mr. Bronson asked people to look at his website which features Congressman Rooneys voting record. Im alarmed at what is happening in this country, was his reason for running. He said he ran for Congress three times previously as a Republican so therefore he believes he understands his opponent. Mr. Bronson went on to say, We need to put restraints on the use of big money in politics. Both Candidates for State Senate District 21 were present. Democrat Stacy Anderson Mccland said she grew up working at her parents nursery and came back there to work after graduating from college. In 2004 Hurricane Charley wiped out the nursery. She then went to law school. I think it is the backbone of our state, is her opinion of agriculture. She doesnt think the state is doing enough in education reform. Ms. McCland feels schools should teach practical skills because not all students go to college. Republican Denise Grimsley became alarmed when she realized seven different regulatory agencies governed her business. I wont talk for 45 minutes, she said. I will listen to you to for 45 minutes. She supports term limits of 12 years because she feels it take eight years to learn the job. Ms. Grimsley said she has served as chair of the agriculture committee and chair of the appropriations committee and has been endorsed by Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. Candidates for State Representative District 55 also spoke. Crystal Drake, the Democratic candidate said, I am the crystal clear choice. She went on to say, I am a dying breed a conservative Democrat. She asserted, I am fed up with politics as usual, adding, I believe school grades are undermining economic development. Republican candidate Dr. Cary Pickman is in favor of term limits. This is a wonderful incentive system, is his opinion of term limits. He said he is pro agriculture, pro life, pro family, pro second amendment rights and pro business. I am a team player. He also said he was striving to build alliances. FORUMContinued From Page 1 In Dixie Ranch Acres the ditches draining county roads ow into a canal to the south that is on private property. Flow through that canal is obstructed by a bridge that was built for sod trucks. Commissioner Culpepper said research is being done to determine if there ever was a permit issued to construct that bridge. He feels that the bridge holds the key to solving the ooding problems in Dixie Ranch Acres. Commissioner Culpepper said that part of the drainage problem is caused by the countys round galvanized culverts which are being replaced by concrete box culverts. The ow is better with a box culvert and there is less danger of obstruction than with a round culvert. The velocity of water owing through a round culvert can cause sediment to build up on the downstream side of the culvert, restricting the ow of water. Commissioner Culpepper says water ow through a round culvert is about 75 percent of the ow through a box culvert of the same area. Commissioner Culpepper feels that the recent cutback in road department employees has left fewer people to take care of drainage problems. He feels someone should be hired to spray vegetation in the canals and ditches. He said that the roads are in pretty good shape and that now emphasis should be placed on drainage. FLOODContinued From Page 1
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Billy Hesch, 67OKEECHOBEE Billy Hesch passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 in the Hamrick Home Hospice. She was born April 1, 1945 in Dayton, Ky. to Edward and Hilda Mundell. She was a housewife and a member of the Cypress Hut Eagles #4509 and the Moose Lodge of Buckhead Ridge. She is predeceased by her parents. She is survived her sister, Wanda Heartly; niece, Teresa Heartly; and nephew, James Kev in Heartly all of Kentucky. There will be no public services or visitation. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at w ww.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Doris Jeanne Wolf Ames, 88OKEECHOBEE Doris Jeanne Wolf Ames, born in Baltimore, Md., and a former resident of Okeechobee, Fla, passed away on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 in Columbia S.C. She was pre-deceased by husbands, George P. W olf, Sr. and Dale Ames; and by daughter, Julie Gilliland. She is survived by her three sons, George Jr., of Columbia S.C.; David Wolf of Okeechobee; and Joseph Wolf of Port St. Lucie; ve grandchildren, including granddaughter Michelle Allen of Okeechobee; and nine greatgrandchildren. Graveside services were held on, Oct. 24, 2012 at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City.John Joseph Ociepka, 65OKEECHOBEE John Joseph Ociepka passed away unexpectedly Oct. 19, 2012 in W est Palm Beach, Fla. He was born May 9, 1947 in Daytona Beach to the late Casmier and Anna Ociepka. Mr. Ociepka proudly served our country in the U.S. A rmy during the V ietnam War. He came to Okeechobee from Daytona Beach in 1980. He was the owner of Johns Auto Electric in Okeechobee. Mr. Ociepka is survived by his wife, Peggy Ociepka; sister, Julie Cox of Houston, Texas; and his 15 year old peekapoo, Pierre. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at the Buckhead Ridge V .F.W. Post 9528, 29012 E S.R. 78, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Smoky Scott Sanders, 80OKEECHOBEE Smoky Scott Sanders died Oct. 19, 2012, at the Hamrick Hospice House in Okeechobee. Mr. Sanders was born Nov. 29, 1931, in Texarkana, Ark. and had been a resident of Okeechobee for 17 years. His greatest enjoyment was getting together and entertaining with his many good friends and family. Mr. Sanders was a US Marine and served two tours in Korea. Another of his notable accomplishments was the fact that he was a cowboy from the 40s through the 60s and also appeared in numerous rodeos and was the Montana State Champ in 1958 and 1960. Being a Harley-Davidson enthusiast, he was a motorcycle daredevil and performed at many events riding the bike through walls of re. Over 30 years ago, Smoky and his wife Kaye also started, Sanders Painting, an industrial painting business which is still in operation today by his son, Keith Sanders. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Kaye Sanders, whom was the love of his life and who he adored; son, Keith Sanders (Kalynn) of Little Rock, Ark., and his grandson, Shawn Sanders of Little Rock. He is also survived by nephews, Dr. Charles Johnson (Jane) of Reno, Nev., Russell Johnson (Jo) of Germantown, Tenn., as well as grand nephews, Christopher Johnson of Reno, Nev., Eric Johnson of Germantown, Tenn., and grand nieces, Sara Johnson of Reno, Nev., Brittany Johnson of New York, N.Y., and Emily Johnson of Germantown, Tenn. A celebration of life service is planned for a later date. In lieu of owers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973, or to the charity of ones choice. Online condolences may be sent at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew & Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Florida. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 24, 2012 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Obituaries should be submitted t o the Okeechobee News by emaili ng email@example.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links t o online guest books. A link to the o bituaries is available at orida. n ewszap.com OKMS announces its October meetingThe fall general membership meeting for Okeechobee Main Street is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 24 at noon at the Golden Corral. All members of OKMS are welcome! Bring your thoughts, ideas and recommendations. For additional information call 863357-6246 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. YOUNIFIED committee hosts barbecue fundraiserThe YOUNIFIED committee will host a barbecue luncheon fundraiser this Friday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise awareness and funds for the upcoming countywide Youth Rally event in January. The tickets are $10 each. Lunches can be picked up just south of the Chamber (lot in front of Pizza Heaven) or delivered if 10 or more lunches are ordered. The YOUNIFIED event will be on Jan. 11, 2013. There will be live music, prizes and professionals speaking on topics such as depression, suicide, bullying, etc. as well as renowned author and speaker Mark Cahill. Considering adoption?Anyone interested in learning more about adoption is encouraged to join the Childrens 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. Sixth St. 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 Childrens Home Societys Adoption Information Line at 772-429-2001.N.O.P .E. vigil set for Oct. 25The annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (N.O.P.E.) vigil will be held Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. starting at 6:30 p.m. Photographs for the memorial video can be downloaded to the N.O.P.E. websitenopetaskforce.org; or, by contacting Connie Curry at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce, 863-763-3117. Your photos should be downloaded now to ensure their inclusion on the video. The N.O.P.E. vigil strives to raise awareness and open doors to recovery by eliminating the stigma that has followed the disease of addictiona disease that shows no prejudice to any walk of life or background. Community Events OHS Class of 2003 reunion set for Oct. 27Okeechobee High School Homecoming is Friday, Oct. 26 and the OHS Class o f 2003 will celebrate their 10-year reunion. Thursday, Oct. 25 is the parade, and the class is invited to join in on the class oat. Friday, Oct. 26 is the Homecoming game, and the class will watch the slideshow in the cafeteria prior to the game. The reunion will be held at Hammerheads (202 N.E. Seventh Ave. on Taylor Creek) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 The cost is $20 at the door and includes a private party with appetizers, music, dancing and a cash bar. For more information, visit facebook.com/OkeechobeeHighSchool2003 or email Kristin Larson Hamilton at email@example.com.County Fair Board to meetThe Okeechobee County Fair Board will meet on Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce of ce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.Barbecue fundraiser plannedBarbecue dinners available for Friday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the empt y lot across from Pizza Heaven. Orders of 10 or more can be delivered. Dinners will include smoked pork, cole slaw, baked beans, roll and dessert. Proceeds to go towards YOUNIFIED, a county wide youth event scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Fax your order to 863-467-8738 or call Bobby at 863-634-6523 by Wednesday afternoon.OHS Class of 1973 reunion planned for Oct. 27The Okeechobee High School Class o f 1973 Reunion is planned for Oct. 26 and 27. On Friday, Oct. 26 the group will meet at the Homecoming game at the north end o f the bleachers. At 9 p.m. they will meet at Kahootz for those who want to attend. On Oct. 27, they will meet at Lunkers at 5:30 p.m. for socializing and dinner. Any questions can be directed to email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Vickie at 864-828-2083 or Nancy at 863-467-1565.Friends of the Library Book Club will meetThe Friends of he Okeechobee Librar y Book Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in the library board room. We will be selecting book titles to read and discuss for the next six months. Everyone is invited to attend.For more information call Jan at 863-357-9980.Cypress Hut Eagles to hold rib dinnerCypress Hut Eagles offers baby back rib dinner starting Saturday Oct. 27, and each Saturday after. The Eagles will be serving a baby-back rib dinner with two side dishes from 4-7 p.m. Dine in or take out. Public welcome with all proceeds going to the community charity fund. For more information please call 863-467-1154.
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 7 Okeechobee News October 24, 2012 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County S heriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida H ighway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Ronald Gerald Korbel, 53, S.E. 134th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 19 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with driving under the in uence leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. He was released on his own recognizance. Raymond Lloyd Herndon, 42, N.W. 43rd A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 19 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. He is being held without bond. Cordy Jumper, 20, S.W. 21st Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 21 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on a felony charge of aggravated battery. His bond was set at $25,000. Hector Martinez-Noranjco, 27, N.W. 45th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 21 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation and a misdemeanor charge of no valid drivers license. His bond was set at $9,000. Dean James Koster, 53, N.E. Seventh Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 21 by Deputy Joe Gracie on a warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee Two men have been arrested for removing metal items from a home that is currently empty and causing an estimated $60,000 in damages to the house. Arrested on felony charges of criminal mischief, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a secondary metal recycler were William Jeffrey Bennett, 29, and John Franklin Clay, 30. Bennett, S.E. 35th Terrace, is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $50,000 bond, while Clay is being held on a bond of $47,500. Detective Bryan O. Lowe, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO), stated in an arrest report that the men entered the home on U.S. 441 S.E. and took a number of items, including: electrical wire; two, 300 amp fuses; a dishwasher; cook top; garage door; copper pipe; sinks; and, metal window coverings. According to the detectives report the men sold the items to a local metal recycler between Sept. 21 and Oct. 4. Detective Lowe went on to indicate that he found transaction forms from the recycler that included the mens photographs, thumbprints and signatures on the forms. Bennett and Clay were paid a total o f $583.52 for the items, added the OCSO investigator. The detective went on to state in his report that the items were apparently taken and sold by Bennett and Clay ... to support their prescription pill habits. Report: Men damaged home to steal metal items By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A prison guard has yet to return to work after he was injured in an alleged attack by an Okeechobee Correctional Institution (OCI) inmate and beaten with a can. Of cer Michael Valentino reportedly suffered a broken right eye socket, two black eyes and several cuts to his face, stated an arrest report by Deputy Anthony Kibler, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO). Arrested in connection with the Oct. 8 incident was Willie Bonner, 37, who is serving a life sentence following his conviction for second-degree murder in Miami-Dade County. After he was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail, Bonner was returned to OCI because the state chose not to charge him for the incident since he is already serving a life sentence, a Department of Corrections (DOC) spokesperson said. Bonner did receive written disciplinary reports for aggravated battery or attempted aggravated battery on a correctional of cer, assault or attempted assault on a correctional of cer and tampering with, defeating or depriving staff of any security device. According to the DOC spokesperson Bonner was transferred to the Florida State Prison in Raiford on Oct. 9. That spokesperson said the attack occurred when Bonner refused to be searched by OCI staff. Deputy Kiblers report stated that witnesses said Of cer Valentino, 35, was knocked to the oor when Bonner struck him with a closed st. When Of cer Valentino tried to pull a can containing a chemical agent, Bonner allegedly overpowered him and took the can. Bonner then started hitting the of cer in the face with the can, continued the report. The DOC spokesperson said security staff was on the scene in approximately 15 seconds. Bonner was handcuffed and taken to a con nement area where he was apparently treated for a broken nger. The incident is currently under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Inspector Generals Of ce. According to the OCI web site it currently houses 1,792 inmates even though its maximum capacity is set at 1,632. OCI guard beaten by inmate, says report Willie Bonner John Franklin Clay William J. Bennett By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man and woman are being held on bond following their arrest after being accused of stealing over $2,400 of items from a home and then pawning them. Nicholas Ryan Pierce, 27, N.E. 308th St., and Sara Regina Lindley, 25, of the same address, were both arrested Friday, Oct. 19, on felony charges of dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. Pierce and Lindley are being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond each. An arrest report by Detective Bryan O. Lowe, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO), indicated that several items had been taken from the victims home. Those items included: a Canon camera with an extra lens; an electronic video game console; two electronic game units; and, a gold ring with sapphire stones and diamonds on the band. The detective said all together the items were valued at $2,438. According to Detective Lowe he was able to retrieve the transaction forms from the local pawn shop where the items were apparently pawned. In his report, the detective stated that Pierce pawned one of the gaming units on Sept. 21 and the camera and extra lens on Oct. 8. Lindley, added the investigator, pawned the video game console on Oct. 3. The ring, stated Detective Lowe, had been pawned by Lindley and then sold b y the pawn shop, when she couldnt afford to get the ring out of pawn. Duo charged with stealing, pawning items Sara Regina Lindley Nicholas R. Pierce
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On Thursday, Oct. 11, Tom Conway and Paul Mitchell of Buxton Funeral Home, 110 N.E. 5th Street opened their doors and welcomed the community at the October Main Street Mixer. Over 80 members of the community came together to enjoy time with friends, co-workers and community leaders as they wandered through the beautiful and tastefully decorated funeral home. The colors of the evening were red, white and blue in conjunction with the theme Get Out and V ote! City Councilman Dowling Watford provided an inspirational message to the group encouraging everyone to exercise their right to vote for the candidates of their choice. A buffet of hors doeuvres included the All-American hot dog, hamburger sliders and apple pie, which was enjoyed by all! Owners Tom Conway and Paul Mitchell thanked the crowd for attending and shared their pride in their business and the community. Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw shared plans for the Halloween Celebration at the Agri-Civic Center and thanked those who contributed candy for the event. Okeechobee Main Street welcomed new members, Okeechobee Correctional Institute and Renegades Country Bar and Grill and all rst attendees. Blood Round-Up Raye Deusinger encouraged everyone to attend the Blood Round-Up on Nov. 17 and 18, to save lives in Okeechobee. A s we near the end of 2012 the Main Street MEGA 50/50 continues to grow! Everyone w as encouraged to take a chance on a wonderful cash prize, just before the holidays! A drawing was held for door prizes provided by OKMS member businesses and several lucky guests claimed prizes! Our November Mixer will be sponsored by Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy this w onderful and relaxing golf course setting for a couple of hours after work. For more information contact the Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-6246 or stop in the Main Street ofce at 55 South Parrott Avenue (across the street from CVS, in the Chamber building). 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 for State REP District 55Dear Voter: I am your Crystal clear choice for Florida House District #55. Please read my stand on the following very important issues and vote for the person and not the party. Pro-Life The Florida Family Policy Council Voter Guide asked two questions on this issue and I answered undecided because I do not believe that it would be legal for Florida to pass legislation that tries to override the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. However, I am pro-life and have focused my efforts on this serious problem by educating teenagers about abstinence before marriage through my work with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization and church youth groups that I have sponsored over the past several years. I personally believe that life begins at conception but Im undecided about what role the Florida legislature should play in this issue. Pro-2nd Amendment The National Ri e Association has given me an AQ rating based on my questionnaire answers. There have been guns in every household I have lived in since birth and my entire family is actively involved in the sport of hunting. As a former American Government teacher, I am very aware of why the 2nd Amendment was added to our Bill of Rights. Our Founding Fathers realized the risk of this newly formed government becoming corrupt and the possibility of it becoming too powerful and taking rights away from its citizens. It is for this reason, that they believed Americans should be armed in their homes to defend themselves from a potentially corrupt American government. I agree that this is a basic right that MUST be protected. Pro-Children I am against high-stakes testing in Floridas schools, including the FCAT and the forthcoming PARCC test. I support career academies and traditional vocational training, in addition to college preparation. I believe there is greatness in children that cannot be measured by a single test; as your legislator, I will ght for what is best for our children. Pro-Agriculture Our family participates in agriculture production and I realize that food isnt created at the grocery store. Agriculture provides over 30,000 jobs in our district and adds $100 billion to Floridas annual economy. I will work to protect agriculture as one of the three basic pillars of Floridas economy. Please, dont let your vote be in uenced by surveys, contact me and discuss the issues with me personally or check my website for more detailed information. I ask you to look at my record of volunteer work in my community and judge for yourself whether you think I will represent your needs and concerns. May God Bless, Crystal Drake Conservative Democrat Florida House of Representatives Candidate District #55FB.com/VoteCrystal@ VoteCrystal Crystal, her husband J.W., and their familyFormer Rep. Bert J. Harris, Jr. and his wife, Elna, endorse Crystal DrakePaid Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Crystal Drake, Democrat for State RepresentativeFind Crystal On 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. 9 Okeechobee News October 24, 2012 Buxton Funeral Home sponsors October Main Street Mixer Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSCelebrating the evening are guest speaker and City Councilman Dowling Watford, Buxton Funeral Home Owners Tom Conway and Paul Mitchell, with Pauls wife Deanna, Tom Conway, Jr., Jim Vensel and Sadie. Okeechobee Main Street Board members Maureen Burroughs, John Creasman, Courtney Moyett, Bridgette Waldau, Diane Davies, Frank DeCarlo and Toni Doyle and Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw join the festivities.
Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70 West, across from Elis), will host the Gospel concert singers, The Shock Sisters, ages eight to adult, on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The public is inv ited. Come and enjoy. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott A ve., invites you to their Free Friday night movie, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. The Lamp; Just Believe tells the story of a couple that receive a strange gift by a mysterious messenger that causes them to search the depths of their hearts to nd its truth; JUST BELIEVE. The public is invited. The Okeechobee Church of God at 301 N.E. 4th Avenue, behind McDonalds off Hwy 70 E. will have a community yard sale on Nov. 3. Spaces are $10. Donations. They w ill have inside craft items, homemade items, baked goods for sale, supplied by the seniors of the Church of God. Its going to be a Wing-Dinger of a day, starting at 8 a.m. There also will be a concession. If you need a space contact Norma Sue Kemp at 863634-2930. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., invites you to visit the Next-2-New Clothes Kloset every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon. Used clothing and accessories, reasonably priced located in the building directly behind the church. The public is invited. Peace Lutheran Church is planning their 40th A nniversary Celebration on Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. The rst pastor of Peace, Pastor Jim Guelzow will return and bring the sermon that afternoon, after which a dinner will be served in the Fellowship Hall. Circuit Parish Pastors and families will be guests, and friends, members and those who have attended Peace Lutheran Church, but have moved from the community, are welcome to attend. In Thanksgiving, we will gather to celebrate the anniversary of Peace Lutheran Church, recognizing that our congregation is built on the Living Stone, our Lord Jesus Christ. Northside Baptist 51 N.W. 98th St, will host Danny Parker and the Harvesters, a long-standing Southern-Gospel quartet from North Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. The Fourth Annual Quilt Sale and Craft Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church. There will also be a baked goods sale and lunch offered. There are a limited number of tables available for crafters at $20 each. To reserve a table, call Dottie Allen at 863-532-8100. Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. 9th St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. You will enjoy our youth band, consisting of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of Gods Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. Oakview Baptist Church invites children to our new Awana Club. Our Awana Club includes children from Kindergarten to 5th grade. They meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Come join in all the fun! Please call the Church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 1731 Hunter Rd, would like to invite everyone to their services. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., Sunday evening service at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening service 7 p.m. Pastor Arlen Cook will give the messages. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church will have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1401 N.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee. All funds go to support the soup kitchen. Call Crystal Harris for more information at 863-612-6395. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, do-bro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear Gods message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www.peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Womens Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Weve moved! 207 NE Park St. Okeechobee863-763-5051 Visit us at: owerpetalsokeechobee.com Goodie Bouquets Gifts ~ Candle ~ Silks Largest Selection in Town!ReGrand OpeningOct. 25 10am 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 Patrick and Misty Raulerson are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Carroll Raulerson to Brock Allen Hancock, son of Ricky and Kim Hancock of Okeechobee. The bride to be is a 2010 graduate of Okeechobee High School and the groom is a 2006 graduate of Okeechobee High School. The couple will be joined in marriage on November 3, 2012, and will reside in Okeechobee. BROCK HANCOCK ENGAGEMENT SHELBY RAULERSON 10 Okeechobee News October 24, 2012 A rea churches plan special programs and events Courtesy photo/ PLCPastor Jim Guelzow, Peace Lutheran Church
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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS ORTHOPAEDICS Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue Okeechobee 863.357.0039 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions Courtesy Transportation Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including Medicaid FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com Introducing Benjamin Epstein, D.O. Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certied by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! COME MEET DR. BENJAMIN EPTSTEIN AT THE OCTOBER 30TH DINE WITH THE DOCTOR EVENT AT RAULERSON HOSPITAL. R.S.V.P 763-9228By Dr. Ron Woody Okeechobee Cancer CenterHello! I am Doctor Ron Woody, physician at Okeechobee Regional Cancer Center. I am a native Floridian, born in Jacksonville Naval hospital and a graduate of both FSU University and University of Florida Okeechobee Cancer Center Offers State of the Art Cancer Treatment LocallyMedical School. (So no rivalry since Im a hybrid.) Im writing to tell you about state of the art cancer treatment located right here in Okeechobee and you will be treated here and not shipped to the coast (except for planning of your treatment) or anywhere else where you dont have the support of your family and friends. At the cancer center, we are capable of delivering Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Now, you dont have to know the details, all you need to know is it allows us to concentrate the radiation where it is needed and even shape the area to conform to your anatomy, avoiding excessive radiation of normal, non-cancerous tissue. The treatments are painless and the only side effects are localized to the treatment area, unlike chemotherapy which affects the entire body and bone marrow. Recently, IMRT has been found to be superior to proton therapy in some tumors! Giving equal or better cure rates and less long term side effects! This was a relative surprise since the ONLY advantage of protons was supposed to be sparing of normal tissue. Whew! Thank God I dont have to go spend 125 million dollars! About the only thing superior about protons is the expense. It is a failure of our system to approve technology for use before it is proven to be effective. If you are treated at Okeechobee Cancer Center, you will also have the advantage of your treatment being planned using the only PET/CT simulator on the Treasure Coast! This is one of the most important and useful technological advances in the staging of and treatment of cancer. A PET/CT is signicantly more accurate because the CT portion cuts down on FALSE positive and negative interpretations. (Improves by as much as 15 to 30 percent or more.) So remember, if a PET is ordered, it is better done on a combination scanner for staging and treatment. The major advantage of using a PET/ CT simulator is in showing more accurately the extent of the tumor. Since as a Radiation Oncologist my job is basically that of a target shooter, the PET keeps me from missing the target (cancer) by telling me to treat more o r most importantly allows me to treat less thereby reducing side effects! You only have access to this technology at Okeechobee Cancer Center. 12 Okeechobee News October 24, 2012
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: email@example.com FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted2012-2013 Medical Information GuideThe areas premiere medical and health information resource Look for it in the October 26 edition of the 13 Okeechobee News October 24, 2012 BHR VFW Post hosting Oct. 27 Halloween PartyBuckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 29012 E State Road 78, will host a Childrens Halloween Party for ages 0-12 years on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1-3 p.m. There will be costume judging and prizes; free food, games and treats.Trunk n Treat at Okeechobee ChristianOkeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, will host its Trunk n Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 68:30 p.m. Bring your children for some fun games and candy. Food and drinks will be on sale. A ll proceeds will go to help our children and y outh ministries. Come and enjoy a safe and family friendly Halloween!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. Take to the trails, see animals by torchlight cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. For more information see the Animal Adventures Live Facebook page or call 863-447-6050.Trick or treats at the HeritageThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility will be giving out trick or treat candy, Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5 until 8 p.m. See fun costumes, Halloween decorations, and enjoy delicious treats. We are located at 608 N.E. Second Ave., right down the street from Ritas furniture.KOA to host Haunted HouseBoo to you! Welcome to the Okeechobee KOA Haunted House set to open its creaky doors on Oct. 29, 30 and 31 from 7-9 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $5 per person. Plus Fun, games and treats for the little ones at the Fun House. Costumes are appreciated. Tickets are $2. All ticket sales at the door. All proceeds will bene t KOA Kids Kare Kamp.Trunk or Treat at First BaptistFirst Baptist Church will host a FREE Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Flagler Park. For more information, please call First Baptist Church of Okeechobee at 863-763-2171. Halloween Happenings 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 863-7632171. 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.
By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News All ve Okeechobee teens won impressive victories Saturday as they wrapped up their rst year in the Mid Florida Youth Football Conference. Two of the Okeechobee teams quali ed for the post season this year. The junior team w ill play on Wednesday against Sebring in Sebring. The senior team will travel Saturday to play Avon Park. The junior team defeated the Heartland Hurricanes of Wauchula 26-12 on Saturday. Larry Boswell opened the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run. Jermaine Moore added a 28-yard touchdown run in the rst quarter to make it 12-0. Boswell threw a touchdown pass to Jarrett Mills to increase the lead to 18-0 in the second quarter. Heartland cut the lead to 18-6 in the third quarter when Marcelino Cisneros returned an interception 33 yards for a score. Okeechobee clinched the score in the fourth quarter as Boswell found Jarrett Emmick for a 17yard score. Mills added the two-point extra point to make it 26-6. Heartland nished the scoring as Randy McLeod ran for a 65-yard touchdown run. Okeechobee's Cameron Carter had a fumble recovery and Emmick added a 33-yard reception in the game. Okeechobee won the Pee Wee Division game 18-6 behind a very strong defensive effort. Veyon Washington opened the scoring with a ve-yard touchdown run in the rst quarter. The Hurricanes tied the score in the third quarter on a ve-yard touchdown run by Jhakeri Cheatham. Damian McWhorter caught a 32-yard pass to set up the touchdown. Logan Johnson had a sixyard touchdown run for Okeechobee and Wilton Williams ran in a 34-yard score with about a minute left to secure the win for the Brahmans. The senior team won by forfeit 24-0 in the second quarter. LaQuavious Williams scored on runs of 41 and 82 yards and Jarren Hall had three extra point kicks. Janavise Futch added a 58-yard touchdown run for Okeechobee. Fabian Molina picked up a Brahman fumble and returned it 45 yards for the Hurricanes best play of the game. The Brahman ag team defeated the Hurricanes 27-13. Jahniyus Smith started the game with a 55-yard touchdown run. Emory Coleman found Blane Boyer for a 21-yard touchdown pass later in the rst quarter. The Hurricanes responded on a 33-yard touchdown run by Albert Sanchez to pull to within 13-6. Smith scored again on a three-yard run to cap a 30-yard drive in the third quarter and nished the scoring with a 24-yard run late in the game that set up a one-yard touchdown run by Coleman. Heartland's other touchdown came on a sixyard run by Ashton White. The Okeechobee Mitey Mites completed the sweep with a 24-7 victory. Ramone Baker opened the scoring with an 18-yard touchdown run. A 15-yard run on fourth down by quarterback Brett Shockley set up the score. Heartland had a 73-yard touchdown run by Fredrick Graham negated by a penalty. JayQuavious Thomas added a 69-yard touchdown run, and Baker had a 39-yard touchdown run for the Brahmans. Thomas had two extra point kicks and Baker added a third conversion kick each worth two points. Heartland scored late in the game on a 58yard touchdown by Adrian Brown. All of the Okeechobee teams completed their season with (8-2) records except the Senior team which went (9-1). By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Carole Olney of Okeechobee was entered into the Flint, Mich., Bowling Hall of Fame on Oct. 7 for her accomplishment in Dec. 1991 to earn a women's record team score of 3,046 pins, shattering a record that stood for 14 years. Olney moved to Okeechobee in 2000 and has since begun using her bowling skills and knowledge to help the high school bowling team. Her daughter, Jessica, is one of the top bowlers on the squad. Olney was part of the team called Non Stop Bop along with her friends, Chris Carpentier, Cheryl Duty, Patty Szuch and Melba W ilson. They played in the Greater Flint United States Bowling Congress She was joined by 15 of her close family and friends as she was entered into the hall of fame at a special dinner and awards program at the Holy Redeemer Family Life Center in Michigan. Olney said she was greatly moved by the honor and the experience of appearing in front of some all time great bowlers in that city, "I told them I had the wow factor because most of the people in the room I had grown up watching. I was really honored." Olney started bowling later than most, and started to take it seriously at the age of 17. Dorothy Davis took her under her wing and gave Carole advice. She built up her skills and averaged 165-170 in the classic leagues. She admits all she did was work and bowl. When her daughter was born she began to put that time and effort into raising her and drifted away from bowling. Her parents retired her and her dad, Harlow Measel, is an avid shermen. She remembers him taking her to the bowling alley as a kid. "I was obsessed with bowling. I got a lot of encouragement from the older bowlers and I didn't want to settle for second or third, I wanted to be the cream of the crop," she explained. She was second in the city with a 204 average in 1991 and got to play on an all star team that played the best bowlers from Saginaw, Mich. Olney said she enjoys coaching now and watching her daughter bowl. She expects her daughter to bowl in college. She said as coach she wants the team to get along on the lanes and to work together. She said earlier this year the team trailed Lake Placid by 20 pins in the eighth frame but didn't give up and was able to rally and win by one pin. She said that proves her message got through. "I saw them come together as a team and that leads to success," she explained. 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! (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best! Tummy Tuck Breast Augmentation Breast Lift/Reduction Endoscopic Brow Lift Face Lift Nasal Surgery Eyelid Surgery Liposculpture Botox and Fillers 14 Okeechobee News October 24, 2012 Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee winners for the week of Oct. 19 include: First place Chuck Groves; second place Lamar Birdashaw; third place Ray Warren and Gary Lee. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results Olney named to bowling HOF Special to the Okeechobee NewsCarole Olney stands with former mentor Dorothy Davis at the hall of fame ceremony in Flint, Mich. Y outh gridders post winning seasons
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Call 863-763-6358 Lots SaleOne quarter acre lot in Okeechobee Park for sale for $10,000/obo. Property has old trailer that would have to be removed. 2718 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee. Call 954 235 9700. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 TREASURE ISLAND 3BR, 2BA New carpet. Large yard. Lawn service included. $750 mo. 1st month FREE w/security deposit. No pets. Call (863)634-0663 Mobile HomeSale FOR SALE 13x37 Chariot Model Home, built March of 2010, 1 or 2 bedrooms, splattered walls and ceilings, addition added, covered carport, sunroom or bedroom. Located at Ancient Oaks gated community. Block 20, Lot 8, Lake Frieda behind house, 2 way street. 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In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, this meeting is open to the public. /s/Gwen Chandler Supervisor of Elections Okeechobee County 429479 ON 10/24/2012 Public NoticeGROVE COMMUNITY DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR 2012/2013 REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of the Grove Community District will hold Regular Meetings in a Conference Room of the Farm Credit of Florida located at 403 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 2:00 p.m. on the following dates: November 6, 2012 January 8, 2013 May 7, 2013 September 3, 2013 The purpose of the meetings is to conduct any business coming before the Board. Meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law. A copy of the Agenda for any of the meetings may be obtained by contacting the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 ve (5) days prior to the date of the particular meeting. From time to time one or more Supervisors may participate by telephone; therefore a speaker telephone will be present at the meeting location so that Supervisors may be fully informed of the discussions taking place. Said 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 any of 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 the particular meeting. GROVE COMMUNITY DISTRICT 428913 ON 10/24/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000100 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO 2007-RF2 Plaintiff, V. WESLEY N. RUCKS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WESLEY N. RUCKS; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 03, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: THE S 1/2 OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: THE EAST 9.22 FEET OF LOT 9, AND THE WEST 114.6 FEET OF LOT 10, BLOCK 8, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 7397 NW 95TH CT, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-7345 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on November 16 Okeechobee News October 24, 2012 Find local news, obituaries and more on our redesigned website orida.newszap.com Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!28, 2012, at eleven oclock a.m. EST, in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 5th day of October, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone / (727) 539-1094 fax IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 428385 ON 10/24,31/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP In Re: Estate of CHARLES RICHARD COLLISON, a/k/a C. RICHARD COLLISON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLES RICHARD COLLISON, a/k/a C. RICHARD COLLISON, deceased, whose date of death was September 17, 2012, and whose social security number is ***-**-8180, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORID A PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication o f this notice is October 24, 2012. Personal Representative: RUBY H. MERCHAN T P.O. Box 1075 Okeechobee, FL 34973Attorneys for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P. O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Phone: (863) 763-3825 Fax: (863) 763-6856 E-mail: tconely@conelyand conely.com By Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 429088 ON 10/24,31/2012NOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida Statutes on November 15, 2012 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 1994 TAN HONDA ACCORD, VIN#1HGCD5664RA115512Located at: Lehman Auto Body, Inc. 265 US Highway 98 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 467-1691 Okeechobee Lien Amount: $4,0081.38a) Notice to the owner or lienor that he has a right to a hearing prior to the scheduled date of sale by ling with the Clerk of Court. b) Owner has the right to recover possession of vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 559.917. c) Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle after payment lien claimed by lienor will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court. Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc., (954) 920-6020 *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 428960 ON 10/24/2012
Public NoticeSTATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its preparation of a draft permit for McArthur Farms Barn #3, to be issued to McArthur Farms, Inc. The proposed permit authorizes the operation of the waste management system in accordance with the approved Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan, which also limits the herd size and management practices. The permit will also provide coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as delegated to the state by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The dairy is located at 75 NW 208th St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The Department has assigned permit application le number FLA139378003-IW4A to the project. Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit of the Department or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Greg Kennedy, FDEP Southeast District, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, in accordance with rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Of ce within 30 days of publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information: (a) The commenters name, address, and telephone number, the applicants name and address, the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the project is proposed; (h) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or proposed action was received; (c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the nal decision; (d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modi cation of the Department action or proposed action; and (e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested. If a public meeting is scheduled the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. If a public meeting is held any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the meeting on the Department proposed action. As a result of signi cant public comment the Department nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit. The permit application le and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.ni, to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the DEP Southeast District of ce, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401,. Tel. (561) 681-6600. 429400 ON 10/24/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA-781 FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. DAVID MITCHELL ARNOLD, et ux, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 14th day of November, at 11:00 A.M., in the Jury Assembly Room on the second oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to wit: Being a parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and comprising a portion of those certain parcels of land as described in O.R. Book 231, Page 1348 and O.R. Book 244, Page 1436 and O.R. Book 288, Page 1820 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 4; thence bear S 013604 W, along the West line of said Section 4, for a distance of 938.71 feet to the Northwest corner of said O.R. Book 231, Page 1348, said point lying on the South right-of-way line of N.W. 141st Street; thence bear. S 895007 E, along said South rightof-way line of NW 141st Street, for a distance of 70.02 feet to the point of-beginning; thence continue S 895007 E along said South right-of-way line of N.W. 141st Street for a distance of 134.83 feet to the Northwest corner of that certain parcel of land as described in O.R. Book 249, Page 1469 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear S 013500 W, along the West boundary line of said O.R. Book 249, Page 1469 and along the West boundary line of that certain parcel of land as described in O.R. Book 259, Page 890, for a distance of 344.24 feet to the Southwest corner of said O.R Book 259, Page 890; thence bear S 895845 E, along the South boundary line of said O.R. Book 259, Page 890, for a distance of 250.00 feet to the Southeast corner of said O.R. Book 259, Page 890 and being also the Southwest corner of that certain parcel of land as described in O.R. Book 259, Page 900 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear S 891838 E, along the South boundary line of said O.R. Book 259, Page 900, for a distance of 128.09 feet to a point; thence bear S 013301 W for a distance of 332.95 feet to a point; thence bear N 895856 W for a distance of 512.97 feet to a point; thence bear N 013411 E along a line 70.00 feet East of and parallel with the West line of said Section 4, for a distance of 679.07 feet to the point-of-beginning. TOGETHER WITH AND INCLUDING A 2001 REDMAN SHADOWRIDGE MOBILE HOME ID FLA14615696A & ID #FLA146156968B pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, N.A. v. DAVID MITCHELL ARNOLD AND CHANLEY R. ARNOLD, HUSBAND AND WIFE, and the docket number of which is Number is Case No. 2009-CA-781. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 13th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426987 ON 10/17,24/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 731 COMMUNITY SOUTH BANK, Plaintiff, VS. BRENTWOOD OKEECHOBEE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; DHARMESH PATEL; SUKETU PATEL; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, on behalf of the United States Small Business Administration; TENANT #1 and TENANT #2, the names being ctitious as to account for parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 10, 2010 and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 731 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Community South Bank is the Plaintiff and BRENTWOOD OKEECHOBEE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; DHARMESH PATEL; SUKETU PATEL; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, on behalf of the United States Small Business Administration; TENANT #1 n/k/a Jack Jaskot and TENANT #2 n/k/a Annetta Jaskot, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. (Sale held on the second oor, in the Jury Assembly Room) at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of November, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Order of Summary Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT A (Legal Description) Parcel I A portion of Section 35, Township 37 South, Range 35 East and a Portion of the land lying South of said Section 35 between the Hancock Meander Line and the 17 foot contour line of Lake Okeechobee, and a portion of permanently reclaimed Lake Bottom land in Section 35 and/or South of said Section 35, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the East line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 35, where it intersects the South right-of-way line of Conners Highway (also known as U.S. Highway 441 and Florida State Road 15); thence Southwesterly along a curve to the left in said right-of-way, said curve having a radius of 6306.26 feet and a central angle of 20047, an arc distance of 221.57 feet to the point of tangency; thence bear South 673650 West, along said right-ofway, a distance of 28.43 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue along the aforedescribed line, a distance of 150.00 feet; thence bear South 05552 West, a distance of 875.11 feet to the North right-of-way line of Levee LD-4; thence North 743542 East along said right-of-way a distance of 150.00 feet; thence bear North 03158 East a distance of 892.32 feet, more of less to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Lying In and comprising a part of Section 35, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Parcel II Commencing at a point on the East Boundary line of the NW 1/4 of Section 35, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, where it intersects the Southerly right-of-way line of S.R. 15 (U.S. 441) thence run South 00028 East, along an extension of the East Boundary line of said NW 1/4, for a distance of 916.72 feet to a point on the Northerly right-of-way line of LD-4 of the central and Southern Florida Flood Control District, thence run South 743542 West along the Northerly right-of-way line of said LD-4 for a distance of 400.00 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING. Thence continue South 743542 West along said right-of-way line of LD-4 for a distance of 298.40 feet; thence run North 05635 East a distance of 864.66 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way line of the aforesaid S.R. 15 (U.S. 441); thence run North 673650 East, along the Southerly right-of-way line of said S.R. 15 (U.S. 441), for a distance of 278.43 feet, thence continuing along the Southerly right-of-way line of said S.R. 15 (U.S. 441) run South 222310 East for a distance of 27.00 feet, thence run North 673650 East for a distance of 21.57 feet, thence run South 05552 West for a distance of 874.98 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING. Lying in and comprising a part of Section 35, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Property Address: 2200 Southeast Highway 441, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. TOGETHER WITH all inventory, equipment, furnishings, accounts, accounts receivables (including but not limited to all health-care-insurance receivables), deposits, deposit accounts, and all other personal property of Brentwood Okeechobee, LLC, a Florida limited liability company located in or used in connection with the above-referenced property and all buildings, structures, additions or other improvements thereupon. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THIS SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 9th day of October, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Court By: Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk Dora F. Kaufman, Esq., Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo, P.A., Counsel for Plaintiff, Courthouse Tower-25th Floor, 44 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130. (305) 379-0400 telephone 428570 ON 10/17,24/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2010 CA 507 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. EMMANUEL ANASTAL and JEAN J. VITALIEN, Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2011 CA 363 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION as Trustee for the registered holders of ABFC 2007-WMC 1 Trust Asset Backed Funding Corporation Asset LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on NOVEMBER 9, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2003 TOYOTA TUNDRA VIN #5TBRT34103S350564 2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER VIN #3C3EY45X45T607741 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in As Is condition with no guarantees. 429427 ON 10/24/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000047 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. JOSE BALTAZAR; CIRILA BALTAZAR A/K/A CIRILA S. DE BALTAZAR; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant(s), who (is/are) not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; BANK OF AMERICA, NA; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE. STATE OF FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 3, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: Lot 18, and the East 1/2 of Lot 17 in Block 22, Okeechobee Park, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 35, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. a/k/a 2095 NW 2ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on November 28, 2012, at eleven oclock a.m. EST, in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 5th day of October, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000217 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-WMC2 Plaintiff, V. DARRYL ALLEN; MICHELLE ALLEN; NOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida Statutes on November 08, 2012 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 2006 CHEVROLET, VIN#2CNDL63F966011053Located at:1254 N.W. 106 STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc., (954) 920-6020 *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 428921 ON 10/24/2012 17 Okeechobee News October 24, 2012 Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 12, 2012 in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11AM on November 14, 2012, the following property: The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 19, Section 29, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres) (aka Lot N). ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: September 12, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426850 ON 10/10,17,24/2012 Backed Certi cates, Series 2007-WMC1, Plaintiff, VS. Tamela S. Dossat a/k/a Tamela S. Trigg and Paul L. Dossat, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 18th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011 CA 363 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION as Trustee for the registered holders of ABFC 2007-WMC1 Trust Asset Backed Funding Corporation Asset Backed Certi cates, Series 2007-WMC1, is the Plaintiff and Tamela S. Dossat a/k/a Tamela S. Trigg and Paul L. Dossat are Defendants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 oclock A.M. on the 28th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 13, and the West 1/2 of Lot 14, Block 42, Subdivision of a portion of Okeechobee Park, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 28, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Street Address: 2777 Northwest 6th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 18th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 427381 ON 10/24,31/2012 Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A.. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone / (727) 539-1094 fax IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 428384 ON 10/24,31/2012 UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 03, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOT 8 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 9, BLOCK 28, CONNERS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 710 N.W. 21ST LN., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on November 28, 2012, at eleven oclock a.m. EST, in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 5th day of October, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone / (727) 539-1094 fax IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. 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Plaintiff, V .PEDRO GONZALEZ; REYNA GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PEDRO GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REYNA GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN TENA NT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST T HE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 03, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOT 24 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 25, BLOCK 69, CONNERS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 505 NW 15TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on November 28, 2012, at eleven oclock a.m. EST, in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 5th day of October, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 fax IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE A MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 428442 ON 10/24,31/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000552 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON CSFB 2006-4 Plaintiff, v. BRIAN PROVO; ASHLEY PROVO; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant(s), who (is/are) not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 3, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated 18 Okeechobee News October 24, 2012 in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 3, OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE(S) 8, AS RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1103 SW 11TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on November 28, 2012, at eleven oclock a.m. EST, in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 5th day of October, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A.. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 fax IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 428386 ON 10/24,31/2012 Shop here first! The classified ads By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Brahman high school band won the grand champion award in the Emerald Division at the 31st Annual Treasure Coast Crown Jewel Marching Band Festival this past weekend. The competition was broken down into three divisions that were based on the number of student musicians in each band. Atlantic Community was rst runner up and Port St. Lucie second runner up in the competition. The Brahman boys swim team fell to Sebring 223-110 in their nal regular season match of the year Oct. 18 in Lake Placid. Highlights for the boys team included Brandon Balls w in in the 100 freestyle, and the victory by the 400 freestyle team of Lucas Pinedo, Ball, Will Castillo and Dalton Hodges. Okeechobee also nished third in that event with the team of Danny Usry, Michael Muros, Trey Howard and Nathanael Bean. Okeechobee also nished third in the 200 medley relay behind the team of Usry, Castillo, Brandon Byrd and Trey Howard. Muros took third place in the 200 freesystle, Ball took third in the 50 freestyle. The team of Muros, Ball, Castillo and Hodges nished second in the 200 freestyle relay. Usry nished second in the 100 backstroke. The girls squad fell to Sebring 204-166. Katie VanBeek won the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. Hunter Bosworth won the 100 butter y, and Sage Douglas won the 500 freestyle. Douglas nished second in the 200 freestyle, and Bosworth second in the 200 individual medley. Jordan Bolan took third in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle. Cheyenne Lusk took second in the 100 backstroke. The 200 medley relay team of Aubrie Reister, Bosworth, DJ Nunez and Macy Gamiotea nished third. The 200 freestyle relay team of Reister, Bolan, Nunez and VanBeek won their event. The 400 freestyle relay team of Bosworth, Bolan, Reister and VanBeek also claimed rst place by over 13 seconds. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Fallen Peace Of cer Bass Tournament setFlorida Annual Fallen Peace Of cer Bass Tournament is planned for Saturday, Oct. 27 A $110 entry fee goes into the big bass pot. Registration begins at 4 a.m. Cash only. Drawing tickets will be sold for door prize drawings. Tickets are 3 for $5 or 7 for $10 and 15 tickets are $20. The tournament will take place at C. Scott Driver Park Ramp and begins at safe light. Weigh-in is at 1 p.m. at the pavilion on the Point. There will be food and drinks at weigh-in. Donations will be accepted. Payout is based on a 50-boat eld. All donations bene t Florida Fallen Peace Of cer families. Teams wanting to pre-register please call Jack Fulce at 863-763-7753. Tournament is sponsored at Crappy Jacks Bait & Tackle, local, county, and State Law Enforcement Agencies, FHP, and FWC. Kids' Fishing Day Sunday Oct. 28Taylor Creek Bass Club presents Kids Fishing Day on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. 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. No personal shing equipment will be allowed. All children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or other 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.
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