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Publication Date: 10-31-2012
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15.87 feetLast Year: 13.42 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Wednesday, October 31, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 131 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.County seeks public works director ... Page 5 OHS Brahmans beat Palm Beach Lakes ... Page 19 Okeechobee News/ D. HamiltonAt the pumpkin patchLittle Emily Schneider, 3, found several pumpkins to her liking at the First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch on Tuesday just in time for Halloween. For more community Halloween fun, see page 3. Woman with 32 felony arrests faces 6 new charges ... Page 8 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News As a sign of the electronic age, the 40-year-old Brahman Theater is going digital. Debbie Sales, who owns the theatre along with her sister, Karla Roby, announced that the theatre has removed two of the old lm projects and replaced them with state-of-the-art digital projectors. "The picture and sound are amazing," she said. "The sound and picture are basically like an HD television." The theater was started by Mrs. Sales' parents, Rich and Sue Hales with a single screen. The other two screens were added about 20 years ago. She grew up in the theatre, learning to operate projectors and splice lm at the age of 10. Movies now come on a computer hard drive which has to be "ingested" into the projector. Then the projector is programmed to play the movie at preset times. Since the system is computerized, commercials and previews can be added to the hard drive with the click o f a mouse rather than by splicing lm. One of the advantages of this new system is that i f there is a rush of people coming in just before the movie is Brahman Theater upgrades to digital By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After 39 years Ronnie White isn't easily fazed by what goes on inside the Okeechobee County Jailuntil now. The burgeoning number of women being housed in his jail has him not only searching for answers, but for space. As of Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 30, the Okeechobee County Jail administrator said he had 67 female inmates. The problem ishe only has 24 beds designated for women. "That's more women than we've ever had," he said. The county facility had a total of 257 inmates as of Tuesday, said Mr. White. Because of the abnormal in ux of female prisoners, Mr. White said he's had to close down one male dorm then move those men to other beds. He then moved some of the women to the open-bay dorm. "We've put up a shower-type curtain for privacy when they're using the bathroom or taking a shower. This is the same thing being used in other female dorms," he said. "They can now have the privacy they wouldn't have in a regular cell." This problem, he continued, has progressively grown since March. While the charges faced by the female inmates are much the same as their male counterparts, the problem seems to be that the women aren't able to post bond as easily as men. "The charges are much the same as the men, but they (women) don't have any collateral," Mr. White pointed out. This local problem seems to be somewhat Local female jail population growingSee JAIL — Page 5 See MOVIE — Page 5 Reels of lm will soon be a thing of the past. Debra Sales said it makes her a little sad to see the old equipment go, but the new equipment will provide improved picture and sound. Homecoming ... Page 18

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Today: Clear. High of 75F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Thursday Night : Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Friday : Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday : Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care Vote WILSON For Glades County Sheriff26 Years Law Enforcement Experience Serving & Protecting Professional Leadership For a change Fair & Equal Law Enforcement No special treatment, all calls investigated properly. Community Involvement Form working partnerships with Community Groups for Crime Prevention Programs. Youth Programs Introduce, mentor and involve Youth in Law Enforcement opportunities. Glades County Republican Executive Committee Endorses TONY WILSON for Glades County SheriffTrained & Experienced to make YOUR tax dollars protect YOUR interestsCall Tony anytime at 863-227-0315 or e-mail Tony at rbassboy@aol.comPolitical advertisement paid for by Glades Republican Executive Committee, 1582 Gate Rd LaBelle FL, independently of any candid ate FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 Okeechobee Forecast B.R.A.T. Halloween DanceB.R.A.T. Club held a Halloween teen dance on Oct. 20, at South Elementary. The winners of the costume contest received gift certi cates from Beef O' Brady's and a FREE pass to the next teen dance. First place, Camryn Cashwell (center) won $20 gift certi cate, second place, Jasmine Vickers (right) won $15 and third place Lindsay Lipscomb (left) won $10. Thank you to the following business and volunteers for their continued support; South Elementary School, Waste Management (donated candy), Dinga-ling Deli, Dominos, DP Productions (Mr. "S"), Beef O' Brady's, Publix, Okeechobee County Schools, Okeechobee County Sheriff, Okeechobee City Police and the many dedicated volunteers who give their time! For more information on the B.R.A.T. Club please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. You may also visit us on Facebook at Okeechobee Teen Dance (BRAT). Special to the Okeechobee News/ Raye DuesingerCheck presentationWaste Management representative Teresa Chandler (r) presents a check to the Okeechobee Blood Roundup. Accepting the check are Russ Colwell of Florida's Blood Centers and Raye Deusinger, Roundup Chairman. Waste Management has been the primary sponsor of The Roundup for all of the seven years of its existence. For three years, the goal has been the taking of 600 units of blood in just two days. While 542 and 532 units have been drawn in 2010 and 2011, the Roundup volunteers ask you to help them make that 600 goal in 2012. The drive will be at Hammerheads, 200 N.E. 7th Ave., Nov. 17 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Teresa Chandler

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OKMS to sponsor Halloween FestOkeechobee Main Street will again be sponsoring the annual Halloween Festiv al at the Agri-Civic Center on Wednesday, Oct. 31 beginning at 5:30 p.m. This exciting event will include a costume contest for the children; decorated pumpkin contest for children, adults and businesses; haunted stables and over 40 booths of games, prizes and candy! Bring your bag and have a spectacular evening! For additional information call 863-357-6246.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.Church plans Prairie Place Fall FestivalThe Third Annual Prairie Place Fall Festival hosted by Community Church of Basinger Oct. 31. The Community Church of Basinger/First Baptist Church of Basinger 19836 U.S. 98, Okeechobee, will have free games, prizes, candy, food, drinks, a costume contest (for all ages), hayride and bon re. There will be free bus pickup for the Basinger area. Call 863-763-0437. Come join us for lots of fun and fellowship. 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. All proceeds will go to help our children and youth ministries. Come and enjoy a safe and family friendly Halloween!KOA to host Haunted HouseBoo to you! Welcome to the Okeechobee KOA Haunted House set to open it's creeky doors on Oct. 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. This is not a Karen Kamp bene t event. Halloween Fun-Fest at the libraryCome join in the rst ever Halloween Fun-Fest at the Okeechobee Public Library during Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m. "The Amazing Eugene" will perform magic tricks and make spooky balloon animals, followed by Trick-or-Treating inside the library. Wear your Halloween costume and bring a Trick-or-Treat container for collecting loot. Activities are for grades Pre-K through 5th, no registration required. Thank you to the Friends of the Okeechobee Library for sponsoring this event!Trick or treat at The HeritageThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility will be giving out trick or treat candy, Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. See fun costumes, Halloween decorations, and enjoy delicious treats. We are located at 608 N.E. 2nd Ave., right down the street from Rita's furniture. Ladies Auxiliary to host Halloween Party and dinnerVFW Post 9528 Ladies Auxiliary, Buckhead Ridge will host dinner and Halloween Party on Wednesday, Oct. 31 Dinner will be from 5-7 p.m. (Ghoulash, salad, garlic bread & dessert) $6 donation. Halloween Party begins at 7 p.m. Costume contest prizes for rst second and third place. Music by Johnny B bring snacks to share. They will be drawing for Breast Cancer Basket Raf e winners. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Phil Baughman, Democrat, County Commissioner for District 1 My name is Phil Baughman, and I want to make a difference for you, the taxpayer. I plan to do this by initiating positive growth that would secure and support economic stability for the taxpayers of Okeechobee County and our local government. I love Okeechobee and its lifestyle. It is a wonderful place to raise a family. I have lived here for 34 years, and my wife and I have raised our two sons here. I would love to see my grandchildren and great-grandchildren raised here, but some positive economic growth is needed for us to survive. The future of Okeechobee is our responsibility. Our children and grandchildren are looking to us to make a difference. We cannot afford another four years of continual negative decision making.Make a Positive DifferenceThe Time is Now We Need Change! County Commissioner District 1 for Vote Phil Baughman Phil BAUGHMAN Now In Stock Your Winter Supplement Feeds for Cattle A T T E N T I O N : F A R M E R S & R A N C H E R S Protein Blocks, Energy Blocks, All Natural Blocks, Round Bales, Liquid Feed... Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 AAA and Bud Light will help protect motorists on Halloween with the Tow to Go program. The Auto Club Group has prov ided the Tow to Go service for more than fourteen years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of motorists on our roadways. The program's mission is to discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of other motorists. "This program is invaluable because it brings attention to the dangers of drinking and driving beyond just giving an intoxicated driver a safe ride home," said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. Tow to Go Services: Con dential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location; Service is provided in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee; Free and available to both AAA members and non-members; The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home. For Tow-to-Go service call 855-2-TOW-2GO or 855-286-9246. Tow to Go is available Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 Halloween Happenings Okeechobee Friends of the Library seeks membersThe Friends of the Library for the Okeechobee County Library are looking for new and returning members. The friends assist the public library by sponsoring the programs, funding children's programs, donating to the teen room and purchasing books and DVDs for the library. They raise funds by holding twice annual used book sales, selling book bags and membership fees. The membership donations are as little as $5 a year and application cards may be picked up at the library front desk. Members receive a 10 percent discount on books purchased at our book sales. Next book sale is scheduled for Nov. 14, 15, 16 and 17.

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T rick-or-treat For those taking youngsters out trickor-treating, if you are driving, please do not b lock the streets. People who live in areas like Okeechobee Estates and Oak Park need to b e able to get to their homes. Last year there w ere so many cars parked illegally on both s ides of some streets that people could not get to their own homes. Trick-or-treat should b e walking around your own neighborhood, going to homes of people you know, not inv ading the most populated neighborhoods t o try to score the most candy. If you don’t have enough houses to trick-or-treat in your own neighborhood, why not check out one of the public parties such as the Main Street Halloween party at the Agri-Civic Center or t he parties hosted by churches?Planned parenthood The Planned Parenthood ads make it look they are just helping the poor. And anyone who threatens to cut any of their funding is alleged to be hurting poor women. But Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards makes nearly $400,000 a year and the t op eight people in the organization—who have no credentials in healthcare—make more than $250,000 a year. And although a lot of the CEOs who run the individual Planned Parenthood branches have no b ackground in healthcare, the average salary is nearly $160,000. Since federal taxes provide nearly half of Planned Parenthood’s income, shouldn’t the American public be demanding that we get our money’s worth or else move that funding to other sources s uch as county health departments?Politics A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than 1,000 men with guns. Too many politicians are lawyers.  It takes lawyers to deal with criminals.  Never forget that lawyers also defend c riminals.  Looks like ten to 20,000 Palm Beach County absentee ballots were sent out with errors in the printing on the rst page and won’t work for machine counting and need to be done over. Hanging chads anyone?Hurricane All of these photos of Hurricane Sandy taken with phones by people who are risking their lives to get a better look and posted online proves that we live in an era of smart phones and stupid people.  Could this be a man made storm? If you know anything about HAARP it is a possibility. HAARP stands for High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, look it up. Could it have been made to affect the election in some weird way? Who it could affect I’m not sure, I have not looked that far into it yet. They did name it Frankenstorm after Frankenstein a manmade monster. Let see what it affects. This could get interesting.  I want to see this Frankenstein’s birth certi cate.State Road 70 In regard to the traf c hazards on State Road 70 west, it is even worse now because they are doing work in that area near the bridge over Popash Slough. So please slow down and don’t attempt to pass in the nopassing zones. We’d all like to make it home safely.Quote of the decade “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing nancial assistance from foreign countries to nance our Government’s reckless scal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” Who said that? It was Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006. Woman’s life saved by blood donorsIt was during the infamous hurricane season of 2004 that Heather nearly lost her life due to hemorrhaging after a miscarriage. She wants to share her story to let others know why it is so important for people to give blood and also to express her appreciation for the people who donated the blood that saved her life. Heather lived in Sebring but was with family in Okeechobee awaiting the arrival of one of the two hurricanes that passed over Okeechobee. In the aftermath of the storm, there was no power in Okeechobee so she went back home to Sebring where she began having severe abdominal pains and cramping. By the time Heather arrived at the hospital in Sebring, she was hemorrhaging badly. Eventually, the bleeding stopped so the hospital sent her home. Within 30 minutes after she got back home, Heather’s sister was returning Heather’s one-year-old daughter to her when she found Heather nearly dead, lying in a pool of blood. She called for an ambulance and Heather was taken back to the hospital where she received two units of blood to replace the blood that she lost. While Heather cannot nd the right words to express how thankful she is, she feels very fortunate and blessed to have been given her life back by the donors who selflessly gave their blood. Heather gave blood before the miscarriage and she continues to donate blood. You can give the gift of precious life-saving blood at the Seventh Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup to be held at Hammerhead’s on Nov. 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All donors will receive a Roundup Tshirt, a goody bag, food and refreshments. Susan Williams‘Kid-pleasing’ tobacco avoringHalloween is in just a few days! Take this time of year to think about the candy avored tobacco issue we face not only in Okeechobee County but across the entire state. There’s berry, vanilla, chocolate, and green apple. There are avored cigars, tobacco leaves, smokeless, chew, snuff, snus, hookah and dissolvable tobacco. In short, a wide variety of candy and fruit avored tobacco products are available in communities throughout Florida despite overwhelming evidence that these deadly products appeal to youth and can lead to a lifetime o f tobacco addiction. In recent years, the emergence of ne w avored tobacco products, presented in colorful and playful packaging and backed by hefty marketing budgets, have parents, teachers, health advocates, physicians, and communities rightly concerned. Flavored tobacco appeals to younger audiences. In Florida, one in six kids between the ages of 11 and 17 has ever tried avored tobacco. Many of these kids erroneously believ e these products are less harmful than thei r nonavored counterparts. Using any kind of tobacco product increases the risk of developing serious health problems, including various types of cancer, heart disease and lung disease. Youth have always been an importan t target for the tobacco industry. Numerous internal tobacco industry documents reveal that companies perceive youth as a key market. In April 2009, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, H.R. 1256, a federal law that gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) power to regulate th e tobacco industry, paved the way to ban production and marketing of fruit and candy avored cigarettes. However, the ban does no t currently include menthol cigarettes or othe r types of avored tobacco such as smokeless tobacco and cigars. Many people are unaware that these products exist. It is important for us to protect ou r youth from dangerous candy avored tobacco products in Okeechobee County. Ou r goal is to work with our local County Commissioners to get a resolution passed requiring all retailers to place all tobacco products behind the counter where kids can’t hav e access to them. We need your support! Ge t involved, spread the word! Thanks, Candace Pope Tobacco Prevention Specialist October 31, 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! Real Life Children’s Ranch Yard Sale extends sale daysUntil further notice, the Real Life Children’s Ranch yard sale will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out for great bargains.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 People have so much to do and so little time to do it. To help you deal with your time constraints, we pack this little newspaper with lots of relevant and useful information. We want you to learn what you need to know quickly, so you can experience and enjoy your community fully. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 of an anomaly in that the increase in female inmates in Florida prisons has been minimal. JoEllyn Rackleff, a spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections (DOC) in Tallahassee, said state facilities have only seen a “mild” increase of female prisoners. “On our level, it’s been very slow,” she said in a phone interview Tuesday. DOC statistics show that in scal year 1995-96, 8.4 percent of the prison population were women. By scal year 2005-06 that number had increased to 11.5 percent. In scal year 2010-11 women made up 11.6 percent of the prison population. As for the total number of inmates held in state prisons, in scal year 1995-96 that number was 20,934. That number increased to 35,098 in scal year 2005-06, and to 34,992 in 2010-11. Nationwide, according to the National Bureau of Justice Statistics, there were 1,104,074 men and women being held in state and federal prisons at the end of 1995. Of those, 69,028 were women. Between 1980 and 1994, the number of women entering state and federal prisons went up by 386 percent, compared to a 214 percent increase in the number of men entering prison. According to a survey, as of scal year 1998-99 Florida’s average female population was 34 years of age. Another survey pointed out that as of June 30, 1990, the top crimes for women incarcerated in Florida were: sale/manufacture of drugs, 13.8 percent; possession of drugs, 8.5 percent; aggravated battery, 7.1 percent; and burglary of a dwelling, 7.1 percent. Most of the women being housed in the local jail are either charged with burglary or selling stolen items to pawn shops. But, points out Mr. White, all of it is still drug related. “Until we can get a handle on the drug issue, this will continue to go up,” he added. Although he is only required to have one female detention deputy on duty when he has one female inmate, Mr. White said he currently averages two female deputies per shift. Because of the obvious problem of housing all these women, Mr. White said the biggest problem for his of cers are that the women “just can’t get along.” “They’re all the time arguing. This is more of an issue with women than men. They don’t actually get into ghts like the guys do,” he said. So the women are sometimes placed in solitary con nement just like the men. Mr. White went on to add that he’s talked to administrators of county jails surrounding Okeechobee and learned they don’t seem to be having the growing number of female inmates. “Other counties aren’t seeing the increase in women,” he said. “I’ve been here 12 years and this is the highest ratio of women to men I’ve ever seen. And, it’s only going to get worse.” W OMENContinued From Page 1 scheduled to start, the movie can be paused. Then, after the last-minute crowd has bought their popcorn, she can restart the movie from the concession stand using her telephone. If necessary, the movie can be rewound or fast forwarded, functions that can’t be done with lm projectors. “This is a big project,” Mrs. Sales said. The transition to new machines for the two newer screens was made the last of October when no movies were shown. It took one day to get the old equipment out and four days to put in the new projectors. She hopes to install a digital projector for the remaining 40-year-old screen in April. Mrs. Sales said movie distributors are phasing out the old 35 mm lms. While many theaters still use lm projectors, they will soon be replacing them with digital equipment. The typical lm movie comes on ve separate reels and has to be spliced onto one larger reel. Advertisements and previews have to be spliced into the lm. The new system still requires maintenance and programming and each one has a 2,000 watt bulb which will occasionally have to be replaced. The machines stay on 24 hours a day because they are monitored by a company in California for troubleshooting. MOVIEContinued From Page 1 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County is seeking an applicant to ll the newly created position of public works director. Deputy county administrator Jim Threewitts said this person w ill take on some of the responsibilities he is shouldering at this time and will work directly under his supervision. Mr. Threewitts said the public works director will be managing program concepts and seeing where we are and where we need to be. The public works director will be a manager who will look at the big picture. The public works director will be responsible for the airport, road maintenance, solid waste, surveying and stormwater. The ideal applicant will be knowledgeable in preparing budgets. A bachelors degree is required with major course work in civil engineering or a related eld plus ve years of supervisory and administrative experience in the public works eld or equivalent combination of related training and experience. The starting salary is $61,908, depending on quali cations. Mr. Threewitts said he has about 10 applicants he is considering and hopes to ll the position by the end of the year.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. County seeks public works director Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaThe Brahman Theater recently installed the latest state-of-the-art digital projectors to replace two of their lm projectors. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenIn late October, the old 35 mm lm projector was removed in order to replace it with a state of the state digital projectors.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Armond Lowe, 84OKEECHOBEE Armond Lowe died Oct. 25, 2012, in Laurel, Miss. in a vehicle accident while traveling back to Okeechobee. Being born at home on the Kissimmee River, Mr. Lowe had been an on and off lifetime resident of Okeechobee. He was raised on the river growing up and working as a cowman. He married at the age of 19, fathering ve boys and a daughter. Mr. Lowe worked as a heavy equipment operator moving all over the state; doing this for many years until his retirement. He was proud of his skills being good enough to even work in the Virgin Islands. He loved the outdoors and served as a hunting guide for Eagles Nest Hunting Lodge in Punta Gorda and raised many bird dogs. Armond is preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Sarah Lowe; his siblings, Raiford, Tessie, Washington, Kerry, Guy, Roy, Oscar, Percy, Teresa, and Lottie; and by son, Roger Lowe. His is survived by his wife, Pat; sons, Philip, Marcus, Tim, Darrell; his daughter, Lynn; stepsons, Randy, Dallas, Roy, Tyrone, Stephen, and step daughter, Sherry. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren as well as his sisters, Helen and Mable. Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at 10 a.m. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Ethel M. Atkins, 76OKEECHOBEE Ethel M. Atkins passed away on Oct. 27, 2012 at Hospice of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, Fla. She was born in Chicago, Ill. on June 18, 1936 to her late parents, Thomas and Josephine Tucker. For most of her life she was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and she enjoyed being with her family and friends. Mrs. Atkins is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frank; four sons, Bill Atkins (Kathy) of Ocala, Frank Atkins (Gudrun) of Wellington, Tom Atkins (Brenda) of Wellington, and Ray Atkins (Melissa) of West Palm Beach; one brother, Bill Minnich (Patsy) of Tinley Park, Ill.; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Atkins is predeceased by her parents; and a brother, Thomas H. Tucker, Jr. A visitation with a gathering of family and friends were held Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buxton Funeral Home, 110 NE 5th Street & SR441 North (Parrott Avenue), Okeechobee, FL, 34972. In lieu of owers, donations in memory of Ethel M. Atkins may be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton Funeral Home. For further information please call 863-763-1994.Danny ‘Pops’ Brooks Creech, 67OKEECHOBEE Danny "Pops" Brooks Creech passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in Raulerson Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1945, in Garden City, Mich. He had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1980 coming from Dundee, Mich. He was a farmer, construction worker and a member of Haven Ministries in Ft. Pierce, Fla. He enjoyed gardening, shing and his grandkids. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ollie Mae Creech. He is survived by his children, Stacy (Wayne) Radford, Tami (Tim) Higgins, Danny (Wanda) Creech; former wife, Deborah Duncan; grandchildren, Josh and Jarred Radford, Caitlan (Freddy) Higgins-Love, Kristin Higgins, Jayden Creech, Cody (Ande) Rodriguez, Katelyn and J.D. Oden; great grandchildren, Callie Brooke Love and Aleiya Rodriquez all of Okeechobee. There will be a gathering on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. and services at 5 p.m. in the Hammerheads Banquet Hall, Okeechobee, with Brother David Burney of ciating. In lieu of owers memorial contributions may be made to Haven Ministries, P.O. Box 3017, Ft. Pierce, Florida 34948. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. On-line condolences may be made at: www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Noah James Settle ‘Uncle Jim’, 92OKEECHOBEE Jim Settle passed away Oct. 21, 2012. He was born in Hayes (Mt. View), N.C. He served in the US Navy during WWII as a sonar teacher. He moved to Florida in 1957 and to Indiantown, Fla. in 1970. He retired from a long insurance career in 1985. Jim w as an industrious man. He was a man of integrity and strong faith. He shared his love of God through autoharp music and gospel singing. He enjoyed sharing his faith with all his friends at Dunklin, The Gathering Place and House Church. He loved talking about his family; he was a "storyteller". He was very social loved talking to people. He was a gardener growing beautiful owers and vegetables. He was preceded in death by his rst wife, Irene Luffman Settle; second wife, Betty Mack Settle; son, James Dexter Settle; and grandson, J effrey Dale Settle. He is survived by his son, Gary Brent Settle; daughter, Loretta Settle Nash; brother, Joseph Settle; two sisters, Elizabeth Key and Margaret J oyce; four grandchildren, Gregory James Settle, Cynthia Settle Waddell, Scott Settle and Stefanie Settle; ve great grandchildren, Haley Settle, Alfred James "A.J." Waddell, Jenna Settle, Sarah W addell and James Carter Settle. Services to remember and celebrate Jim's life w ill be held in North Carolina at a later date. His family wishes to thank all his friends for their love, support and assistance throughout the years. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973 or y our favorite charity. 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. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@ n ewszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at orida.newszap.com Parks and Rec host Annual Florida Senior GamesThe Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation is encouraging active seniors 50+ to participate in the 23rd Annual Florida Senior Games. The local qualifying competition is hosted by the Martin County Parks & Recreation Department Nov. 2–12 Pick up a brochure from your local Parks & Rec. Of ce in the Sports Complex for a detailed list of dates and locations for each event. You can register online at http://econnect.martin. .us. Questions can be directed to Jesse Moore at 772-221-1419.Central Elementary to host Fall FestCome out the the Central Elementary School Fall Festival on Friday, Nov. 2 from 5 until 8 p.m. Food, games and prizes for everyone. Join us for an evening of family frights and fun! 610 SW Fifth Avenue, Okeechobee 863-462-5077.VFW Post 9528 to host dinner nightBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will host dinner night on Friday, Nov. 2. Dinner will begin at 5:30 until 7 p.m Music until 11 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy either steak, pork chops or sh and shrimp dinners for a donation of $11 and $7 with all proceeds to bene t veterans and their families. For more information, please call Gordie at 863-4672882. Community Events Eagles North announces club happeningsEagles North will have Friday Steak Night Nov. 2, from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Music b y Steven. Wear your dancing shoes! Saturday, Nov. 3, Card bingo. On Sunday, Nov. 4, great big Breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Proceeds from breakfast go to Auxiliary 4137 Auxiliary bene t fund. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, it's Bingo at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, bingo starts at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds from steaks and bingo go to FOE 4137 community bene t fund. Arnold’s Wildlife and Rehab Center to host Open HouseConservation is at its best at Arnold's Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center. All proceeds will bene t this unique center and the animals that live there. Come and see our wildlife up close with over 50 species, many endangered on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. All kids are FREE and adults just $10. The event will feature plent y to enjoy including T-Rex Entertainment with a Bounce House and slide, Face Painting b y Karla, drawings every 30 minutes for a prize including the chance to win a helicopter ride, two spa packages, original paintings, gift baskets and more. Milk and things food vendor and also a beer garden will be open. So, come out and take a walk on the wild side and support the animals at Arnold's Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center. Supporting this event are Marcum Insurance, Randallwood Home Watch, Inc. and Aristacat Pet Sitting, LLC. Arnold's Wildlife is a 501 (C)(3) non-pro t organization. It is located at 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, Okeechobee. (From Okeechobee, go to 144th Street take left, continue west until you see the Arnold's sign on the left. For more information or to nd out how you can help, please call 863634-6804. DAR plan to meetThe Okeechobee Chapter Daughters o f the American Revolution will meet at the Okeechobee County Library on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. The program speaker will be Dan Culbert, Okeechobee County Extension Director. He will answer questions about landscaping and plants. All members and prospective members are invited to attend.Trust Quartet to perform at BHR churchBuckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Road, would like to invite everyone to listen to Trust Quartet, Sunday, Nov. 4, at 10:45 a.m. Come worship and get a great blessing from great gospel singing. The church will also host a block trailer part y on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. There will be free food, music and games. Kids, come have a good time and bring your parents with you. Pastor Arlen Cook will give the message at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Community Events

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Ron Bauza, District Coordinator of the Southwest Florida District of GCMF (Gospel Crusade Ministerial Fellowship) will be the guest speaker at Fountain of Life Church on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the 11 a.m. service. Ron Bauza is also Missions Director for Overseas Missions for GCMF. Fountain of Life Church is located at 1302 S.W. 32nd Street, in Okeechobee. Call for more information at 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297. Please join us. The Okeechobee Church of God at 301 N.E. 4th Avenue, behind McDonald’s 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. It’s 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. Ron Bauza, district coordinator of the Southwest District of Gospel Crusade Ministerial Fellowship (GCMF) will be the guest speaker at Fountain of Life Church, on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the 11 a.m. service. Ron Bauza is also missions director for Overseas Missions for GCMF. Fountain of Life Church, 1302 SW 32nd Street, Okeechobee. Call for more information at 863-763-8945 or 863801-1297. Please join us. Peace Lutheran Church is planning their 40th Anniversary Celebration on Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. The rst pastor of Peace, Pastor Jim Guelzow will return and bring the sermon that afternoon, after which a dinner w ill be served in the Fellowship Hall. Circuit Parish Pastors and families will be guests, and friends, members and those who have attended Peace Lutheran Church, but have moved from the community, are welcome to attend. In Thanksgiving, we will gather to celebrate the anniversary of Peace Lutheran Church, recognizing that our congregation is built on the Living Stone, our Lord Jesus Christ. Northside Baptist 51 N.W. 98th St, w ill host Danny Parker and the Harvesters, a long-standing Southern-Gospel quartet from North Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Southern Gospel Concert is planned by “Forgiven” on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. at Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene 425 SW 28th Street, Okeechobee. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 1731 Hunter Rd. would, like to invite everyone to listen to Trust Quartet, Sunday Nov. 4 at 10:45 a.m. Come worship with us and get a great blessing from great gospel singing. They will have a block trailer party on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m. everyone is welcome there will be free food, music and games. Kids come have a good time and bring your parents with you. Pastor Arlen Cook will give the message at 7 p.m. Sunday evening. The Fourth Annual Quilt Sale and Craft Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church. There will also be a baked goods sale and lunch offered. There are a limited number of tables available for crafters at $20 each. To reserve a table, call Dottie Allen at 863532-8100. 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 God’s Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. Oakview Baptist Church invites children to our new Awana Club. Our Awana Club includes children from Kindergarten to 5 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 Avenue, Okeechobee. All funds go to support the soup kitchen. Call Crystal Harris for more information at 863-612-6395. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, do-bro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God’s message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www.peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet 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. A rea churches plan special programs and events 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. 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 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! 7 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A south lake man is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail following his arrest for allegedly stealing metal from a Belle Glade recycler where he worked then selling it in Okeechobee. Wilmar O. Hernandez, 25, U.S. 27, South Bay, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 24, on one felony count of dealing in stolen property. He is being held on $20,000 bond. Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated in his arrest report that Hernandez took 482 pounds of clean stainless steel and 822 pounds of clean yellow brass from his employer, Regional Metals. Hernandez and another man then used a truck purchased by Regional Metals and hauled the metal to Okeechobee where it was sold for a total of $1,856.68. The detective’s report went on to state that Hernandez paid his friend $50 to use his identi cation in selling the metal. According to the detective’s report Jose Torres, owner of Regional Metals, learned of the theft when the owner of Atland Recycling in Okeechobee, Oscar Rodriguez, called him. Mr. Rodriguez thought the sale of the items was unusual because Hernandez worked for Mr. Torres. After seeing photos of the transaction in Okeechobee, Mr. Torres contacted Detective Carlos Nieves of the Palm Beach Count y Sheriff’s Of ce (PBSO). Detective Nieves arrested Hernandez for grand theft then contacted Detective Shireman about the sale o f the metal to Atland, stated the OCSO arrest report. The OCSO investigator said the truck used by Hernandez was purchased by Regional Metals speci cally for Hernandez to use. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The Okeechobee County Real and Personal Property Tax Roll has been certi ed by the Property Appraiser and is open for collection of 2012 taxes, both Okeechobee County and Okeechobee City, in the of ce of the Tax Collector, Alderman Building, 307 N.W. 5th Avenue Suite B, Okeechobee, FL 34972For information regarding: • EMS, Fire and Garbage assessments, call 863.763.6441 opt 4. • City Garbage assessment, call 863.763.3372 ext. 222 • Coquina Water Control District, call 863.763.4601 Discount will be allowed as follows: • Four percent on payments made November 1 November 30 • Three percent on payments made December 1 December 31 • Two percent on payments made January 1 January 31 • One percent on payments made February 1 February 28 • Net if paid in MarchCeleste Watford, CFC Tax Collector Okeechobee County Of ce Hours: Monday Friday 8:00am 4:30pm Phone: 863.763.3421 8 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman had to be rushed to a coastal hospital for emergency surgery after she was allegedly beaten about the head and face by her former boyfriend. The man, 41-year-old Everardo Lemus, was arrested Monday, Oct. 29, on a felony charge of aggrav ated domestic battery. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $100,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Bart Potter, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that the victim in this case had a fractured eye socket as well as multiple contusions on her face, forehead and jaw. The victim was rushed to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce where she was to undergo surgery. Deputy Potter stated that the doctor said if she did not get immediate surgery she could lose sight in her right eye. According to the arrest report the ght started when Lemus tried to convince the v ictim to rekindle their relationship. The couple have two children together and have been in a relationship since 2001, continued the report. The victim, however, made it clear to Lemus that she did not want to resume their relationship because she had found someone else. Deputy Potter stated the couple has not been together for about three years and that Lemus has been living in Mexico. Lemus recently returned to Okeechobee, but the victim did not know he was coming back. After the victim reportedly spurned Lemus, he became enraged and began hitting her in the face with his closed st, stated the report. At some point, the woman apparently lost consciousness. When she awoke, stated Deputy Potter, she could “... feel the pain in her face.” Deputy Potter went on to state that the victim had no knowledge of how long she was unconscious. The deputy said her “face was severely swollen,” both eyes were purple and “... her upper lip was swollen to the point that she could not move it as she spoke.” Also, pointed out the deputy, the knuckles on both of the man’s hands were red. W oman severely beaten, says deputy The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Preston Dale Popp, 40, N.E. 131st Lane, A nthony, was arrested Oct. 26 by Of cer J ack Boon on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. His bond was set at $2,500.  Sylvester Hagins, 51, Ramsey St., Augusta, Ga., was arrested Oct. 26 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an amended Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. He is being held without bond.  Travis Lee Hayes, 13, N.E. 11th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 26 by Deputy William Jolly on a juvenile take and hold warrant charging him with violation of probation on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious behavior victim under 12 years of age and offender under 18 years of age, and a misdemeanor charge of battery (two counts). He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Timmy Joe Lee, 23, N.E. 20th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 27 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a felony charge of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $2,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman who apparently has a criminal history that includes 32 felony arrests and convictions, can now add six more felony arrests to that total. Gina Marie Hardison, 52, N.E. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 25, on felony charges of worthless check (three counts), grand theft, scheme to defraud and exploitation of the elderly. Hardison, who also goes by a number of aliases, is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $105,000 bond. Detective Bill Saum, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), arrested Hardison after she bought jewelry from a local jewelry store on three separate occasions and paid for the items by writing a personal check on a bank account she knew was closed. In his report, the investigator said the total of those purchases was $830. However, that total was increased by $100 due to worthless check fees incurred by the jeweler. The detective went on to state that Hardison also goes by the names of Robyn Joan Carter Zane and Gina Marie Gambino. She has also been known to tell people that she is a relative of the Gambino mob family. Detective Saum said Hardison also admitted to him that, besides the aliases, she has also used fake Social Security numbers when she was arrested in the past. Woman held on $105,000 bond Report: Recycling center worker sells stolen metal Wilmar O. Hernandez Gina Marie Hardison Everardo Lemus

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 CAC014022 Offers expire 11/30/2012. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. 9 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the MonthCongratulations to the Students of the Month for September at South Elementary School. They are: Alison Denton, Taylor Whipple, Island Hebel Hoover, Emma Jimmerson, Isabella Puga, Dusty Jernigan, Isabelle Wildey, Anna Robinson, Mason Boney, Skyler Varnadore, Sarah Dodd, Tristin Powers, Bryan Leonard, Yesenia Leon and Carmela Garcia. Go Eagles! Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Oct. 8-12, include: kindergarten; Trinity Horne, Alyssa Hunt-Garcia, Kaleb Cannon, Corde Kilgore, William Timmons, rst graders; Janeesha Cooper, Shyla English, Rae'Shawn Collins, Natalie Jimenez, Alexis Juarez, Erick Reyes-Morales, second grade students; Samantha Carlson, Jakob Perez, John Roberts, Kayleigh Carter, Wyett Bailey, Connor Peacock, Audrey Broadrick, third graders; Cynphonnie Cooper, Francisco Hernandez, Mason Diefenbach, Princessa Ortega, Allyson Broadrick, fourth grade students; Destini Becerra, Fernando Meza, Anela Tiu, Gabriela Flores, fth grade students, Marissa Forde, Juan Leon, Oscar Longoria, Chase Schwendeman and Saul Garcia. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OAAStudent Council Of cersThe Okeechobee Achievement Academy would like to congratulate our newly-elected Student Council Of cers for the 2012-2013 Term. Pictured from left to right: President Johnathan Jenkins, Secretary/Treasurer Patricia Doque, and Vice-President Raul Garcia. The teachers, staff, students and parents are so proud of your accomplishments.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Each year, we invite family members and friends of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Buxton Funeral Home to a Service of RemembranceThe service consists of readings, music and honoring your loved ones through a candle lighting ceremony. Our desire is to create an environment which is welcoming to everyone, regardless of individual faith or beliefs. To commemorate this event, you will receive a complimentary crystal teardrop in remembrance of your loved one. We will also have special personalized candles available for purchase. Saturday, November 3 • 5pm Buxton Funeral Home Chapel 110 Northeast 5th Street(Parrott Ave, North of SR 70)RSVP to Karen at 863.763.2111 www.harborcb.com TM Call:SharonJohnsonBranchManager,OkeechobeeOfficesharonjohnson@harborcb.com863-357-6880LoanapprovalssubjecttoborrowermeetingnormalHarbor CommunityBankunderwritingguidelines.Fullapplicationrequired.PersonalLoans Wearelending! €Auto €RV €Boat €HomeEquity €Personal MemberFDIC WEARETHEONLYTREASURECOASTBANK RECOGNIZEDWITHA5-STARRATING BYBAUERFINANCIAL…ANINDEPENDENT FINANCIALRATINGAGENCY 10 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 Times were simpler then. Eisenhower w as in the White House, the coolest people owned a ’57 Chevy, and the worst thing anyone did at school was to get caught smoking out behind the girls’ locker room. The music seemed better, too. The radio and the jukeboxes were all playing “Mr. Sandman,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Secret Love,” and “Lipstick On Y our Collar.” All was right with the world. Those days live again in the Okeechobee Community Theatre’s production of the 50’s and 60’s musical/comedy, “The Marvelous W onderettes,” which opens Friday night at 8 p.m. for a four-night run. Performances of “The Marvelous Wonderettes” are set for Friday and Saturday nights, Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. at the theatre on the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, one block west of Golden Corral restaurant. Advance reserved seat tickets are $12 each, and are on sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the of ce of the PennySaver, 111 North East Second Street, just north of CVS Pharmacy. Tickets will also be on sale at the theatre box of ce, if available, on the nights of performance. The box of ce opens at 7 p.m., and the doors open at 7:30. The “Wonderettes” are a group of four girls who have been asked to provide the entertainment for their 1958 high school prom. As it happens, all four are candidates for prom queen, and in their desire to win v otes for the coveted title, each pulls out all of the stops to please the audience. Together or separately, they know how to belt out a song, and they prove it in act one With 16 classic hits from the period that w ill have you singing too. Along with the great music, we learn about their hopes and dreams for the future, and laugh at their problems with boys and each other. Betty Jean and Cindy Lou are best friends, but sparks y w hen they nd that they are competing for the affections of the same boy. Suzy has recently been “pinned” by Ritchie, the prom’s lighting guy, and Missy has a crush on her high school chorus teacher. The talented cast features two veterans of numerous Okeechobee Community Theatre productions, and two newcomers to the OCT stage. Genna Lute (Suzy) rst appeared in “Oklahoma!” in 1991, and, among her 14 shows, she has been seen as Liesl in “The Sound of Music,” and Fiona in “Brigadoon.” Jane Kaufman (Cindy Lou) has been a part of six previous OCT shows, including the roles of Margy in “State Fair,” and Minnie in “Hello, Dolly!” Although this is her rst performance with the Okeechobee Community Theatre, Melissa Neeley (Betty Jean) brings a great deal of stage experience with her, having played roles in “Oliver,” “Once Upon a Mattress,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Rehearsal for Murder” in high school, college and community theatre groups in other parts of the country. Katie En nger (Missy) also makes her rst appearance with the OCT, but her stage experience includes productions while in high school, and a great deal of public singing. The Okeechobee Community Theatre’s next production, “Friday Night at the Philco,” will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1. It is a collection of shows from radio’s golden age, presented on stage before a live audience. The program consists of three individual segments—a light-hearted police drama, a classic dark comedy from the 1930s, and then a holiday-themed musical/comedy variety show. Tickets for this presentation will go on sale on Nov. 12. Community Theatre presents “The Marvelous Wonderettes” Courtesy photo/ OCTThe “Wondrettes,” the star entertainers at their 1958 high school prom will be the spotlight for this musical from the fabulous 50s.

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Okeechobee Rockin’ Rod Car Show & Swap Meet, was hosted by Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility, Inc./The ARC of Okeechobee and Custom Sights & Sounds, Inc. on Oct. 14, to help defray government cuts on services the ARC provides to adults with developmental disabilities. The event was a great success and plans for next year’s car show are already under way. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For your support in this campaign and your support of me and the Property Appraiser’s Of ce over the years. It has been, and still is, an honor and a privilege to serve you in this capacity. May God bless you with His richest blessing. Paid by W.C. Sherman, Republican, for Property Appraiser Thank You Okeechobee I Love You All Bill Sherman Remember to Vote on November 6 valid through December 31, 2012Coupon must be presented at time of service 11 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 Inaugural car show presents ‘Rockin’ Rods’ Special to the Okeechobee News/ Jeanne Bramlet(far right) At the awards ceremony, Sid Estrada, Jason Anderson, Nancy Ziegler, Stan Curren, Diane Hagan and (blue shirt far right), Chris McArthur of Custom Sights and Sounds of Okeechobee present an award to John Dowling (white hat), with his rst place award in his category of antique trucks. John showed his 1929 Ford Roadster at the show (above). Special to the Okeechobee News/ Moose ClubHalloween partyOkeechobee Moose Club Halloween party was lots of fun for all who attended the Oct. 27 event. Club members, MaryAnn Tuten, Mary Ellen Hill, Troy Tuten, Mary Small, Kin Virgil, Sue and Cliff Morris (as Barney and Wilma) and Dick Foreman broke out their best costume ideas for the costume contest.

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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 Certi“ed 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! Join Dr. Epstein & his sta for an Open House Meet & Greet on Wednesday, December 5th from 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. today: 357-0540. There are endless causes of injuries that require people to seek an orthopaedic physician. Whether it is an injury sustained playing sports, farming and ranching or even on the job, seeking the expertise of an experienced orthopaedic specialist is a crucial step for patients seeking ef“cient, long-term recovery. Dr. Benjamin Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic A cademy of Orthopedics. He and his staff at Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson treat patients promptly and professionally, offering a full range of services, including: New Orthopaedic Care available – for Kids too! Dr. Epstein has been in practice for twenty years and just recently relocated to our community. He is the newest member of the medical staff at Raulerson Hospital. on Dr. Epstein and his staff look forward to meeting you, beginning at Refreshments will be served. Come and bring a friend. The Open House will be held at the Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson, 1924 Hwy 441 North, (just north of the hospital in the blue roof building). RSVP: 863-357-0540 12 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DENTAL SURGERY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Okeechobee Dental We Specialize In:• Root Canals • Dental Implants • Laser Periodental Therapy • Oral Surgery & Teeth ExtractionsIV & Oral Sedation Available113 NW 19th Drive • OkeechobeeHOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri. 9-5BilingualHealthy Kids863-261-8273 Surgery Specialists GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website YOU ASKED FOR IT! YOU ASKED FOR IT!Look for the puzzles near the Classifieds section Now featuring Sudoku and the Crossword Puzzle in every edition of the 13 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Martha’s House has been recognized by the Mary Kay Foundation. The Mary Kay Foundation awards grants to only 150 Domestic Violence Shelter programs across the country each year and Martha’s House received $20,000 to continue the work of providing shelter and services to victims of Domestic Violence in Okeechobee. Mr. Bean, executive director of Martha’s House, stated, “We are very excited about receiving this grant. We couldn’t be more proud, and it couldn’t be more timely. It will allow us to ll some of the gaps in the ever-reducing funding streams, and help us maintain the quality of services the too many victims of this crime deserve.” Martha’s House is the only state certi ed provider of domestic violence shelter and outreach services in Okeechobee County providing: 24 hr. emergency safe house shelter, 24 hr. Crisis Hotline, victim advocacy and assistance, legal advocacy, information and referral, child advocacy, and community education training and prevention. The Mary Kay Foundation was established in 1996 with a mission to help prevent domestic violence while raising awareness of the issue. In that time it has awarded $31 million to organizations sharing the same mission. Martha’s House encourages any individuals or organizations interested in understanding more about domestic violence or in helping support Martha’s House and the services provided in Okeechobee to please call 863-763-2893. Mary Kay Foundation awards Martha’s House $20,000 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Martha’s HouseThose present at the check presentation are: Jonathan Bean receiving the check from Mary Kay Senior Sales Director Gayle Molyneaux, Crystal Royal, Shirlean Graham, and Jon Folbrecht. On Nov. 11, Okeechobee Relay For Life – Stafford’s Salon Team and Big “O” Teen A nglers, Inc. will host the rst Bill Hays Memorial Bass Tournament. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life Okeechobee Division. The tournament payouts are based on 100 boats and range from rst place winning $5,000 all the way to ninth place winning $700, rst Big Bass $1,000 and second Big Bass wins $500. The tournament which is being held at C. Scott Driver Park will start at early light and have w eigh in at 3 p.m., there will be food and activities throughout the day. For more information please contact Charley Hays at 863763-2332 or Angie Grif n at 863-697-1105. On Nov. 17, Okeechobee Relay For Life Honey Do’ers Team will be hosting our rst “Ridin For A Cure” Poker Run. All proceeds w ill go to the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life Okeechobee Division. Two w heels, three wheels or four can come join the fun. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at Lunker’s Sports Grille with stops at Happy Hour Tavern, Barracuda’s, Shenanigen’s, Kahootz and all be back at Lunker’s at 3:30 p.m. where there will be food and activities. For more information, please contact Jay Douglas at 863-634-3577 or Kim Santoro at 772-801-4832. Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, will be Okeechobee’s Relay For Life Event held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. Event starts at noon on Saturday and ends at 8 a.m. on Sunday. There will be food, entertainment and activities for the whole family all night long. Please come out and support a great cause. Anyone can walk either on a team or by themselves to honor or remember a loved one that has fought this battle. For more information, please contact Missy Fipps at 863-634-8674 or Angie Grif n at 863697-1105. If anyone is interested in forming or joining a team please contact Lacey Summerall at 863-634-7765 or attend the Team Captains meetings at Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria the rst Thursday of each month starting Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. Relay for Life hosts local fundraisers Veterans and military service members are invited to attend the Veterans Summit on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Indian River State College to learn about programs, services and educational opportunities to bene t veterans. Information will be provided on IRSC educational programs especially developed to promote the success of veterans in college, as well as nancial aid and community services. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Serving as guest speaker, Representative Gayle Harrell, Florida District 81, will announce an exciting new educational opportunity for veterans. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion at 12:45 p.m. of veterans’ experiences overseas with veterans who have served in World War II, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and other countries around the world. The event will begin with displays and information from participating organizations including the IRSC Veterans Business Institute, IRSC Student Veterans Organization, St. Lucie County Veterans Services, American Legion Post 40, Jupiter Veterans Center, Workforce Solutions, U.S. Army and U.S. Naval Recruiters, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and more. IRSC has been designated a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace American’s military service members, veterans, and spouses to ensure their success as students. IRSC provides a wide range of services for veterans including assistance obtaining nancial aid, information sessions to explain veterans bene ts and college processes, free career planning, advisement and tutoring services. The IRSC Veteran’s Business Institute offers students the opportunity to earn a business certi cate in a cohort group with other veterans, and to continue their education with an Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in a supportive environment. The Veterans Summit will be held in the Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the IRSC Main Campus, Virginia Avenue, off 35th Street in Fort Pierce. For more information, call 1-866-792-4772. Veterans summit at IRSC to focus on educational opportunities

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. AuctionsVERO BEACHHIGHWAYMEN PAINTINGSAUCTION!SUN NOV 18 @ 2PMTo be included, bring your paintings to Auctioneer’s of ce at: 15 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach(772) 562-5015 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Garage/ Yard SalesMoving Sale 3044 SE 35th Ave, T.I. Nov. 2nd & 3rd Fri&Sat 9:00-3:00 King bed,elec. stove,water cooler, chairs,couch,bar & 2 stools,tables,coolers,mowers,lawn tools,torch. Lots of misc. OUSLEY ESTATES Yard Sale: Nov. 2 & 3rd 4030 SW 9th Way 7:00 AM 4:00 pm Clothes,shoes, microwave,plants, chairs,bedspread,sm. TV and a lot more! Two Family Yard Sale 802 SE 8th Ave Nov. 1st,2nd,3rd 8am till 3pm Household items, Antiques,Singer cabinet sewing mach.,craft items,8mml vintage photography equipment &misc. furniture. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesGolf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time HELP WANTEDThe Okeechobee News has an immediate opening for a hard working, self-starter who enjoys community journalism and working with people. The successful candidate must be a fast typist with a good knowledge of English grammar and punctuation. Pro ciency in Photoshop and Indesign are a plus. Computer and social media skills are a must. The position is primarily Monday-Friday but occasional nights or weekends might be required for special events. Interested persons should email a cover letter and resume including education, work experience and at least three references to kelsken@newszap.com. No phone calls please.Counselor Outpatient Substance Abuse Counselor, Bi-lingual (Eng/Spanish). Minimum Bachelors degree and previous outpatient experience required. Please fax resume and salary requirements to: 863-467-2477 WE NEED YOU NOWFT/PT, daily work, get paid in 72 hrs. Deliver phonebooks in the Okeechobee area. Must be 18 yrs+, have DL, vehicle & insurance. Call for more info (800) 422-1955 Ext. 1 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri p.m. www.DeliverPhone Books.com One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ComputersMicrosoft-Certified Computer Repair Spyware & harmful software quickly removed. Wireless networking, data recovery. Microsoft-Certi ed experienced adult technician. (561)302-9062 ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com CollectiblesWANTED Highway Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, A.E. Backus, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, J. Hutchinson. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 Pets/SuppliesFOR SALE BLUE PIT PUPPIES 11 WEEKS OLD. $450.00 CALL RHONDA 863-634-4407 Mini SchnauzersKoi sh male pup and female 1year, both Salt and pepper Merles 22 Koi sh. Call for price. (863)447-7416. Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 15 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 Holiday TraditionsEditorial copy for this holiday section will consist of great recipes, craft ideas and holiday traditions. e entire section will be FULL COLOR and published November 21, 2012 Secure Your Ad Space Now! Contact a Sales Representative today! 863.763.3134

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsFULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. Condos/Townhouses Rent2bd/1ba fully furnished Town Home with all amenities included in Kings Bay long or short term for more information call 863-634-8331 OKEE 2 br./2ba. Very clean. No pets, Non smoking environment. $700 mo. 1st, last, & $500 Security. Call 863-610-0516. TAYLOR CREEK 2BR, 2BA, Condo on ground oor, water, pool & boat ramp included. Seasonal & long term rates available. Call (863) 634-0663. Houses Rent3bd/1ba, CBS, concrete drive, metal roof, hurricane shutters, privacy fence, a/c, tile & laminate wood oors, W/D, $800 mo. plus security Call 863-697-6224 3br/1ba House, Clean,fenced yard. $800/mo,$600 sec. Pets allowed upon approval. 375 SE 16th Ave. Call 863-610-0001 For Rent Remodeled 3br/1ba $675.00 mo., + $700.00 security Single Family Non Smoker Call 863-801-3700 OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. Houses RentLarge 3000sq ft 3/2/2 CBS Home on 2 acres, hardwood oors, custom kitchen,jacuzzi tubs. $1,200.00 monthly, rst,last & security. Security negotiable Available Nov 1st. Call 863-214-4525 OKEE Adorable 2 BR/1 BA in town, W/D hookup, lawn service, Non smoking environment, Small pets OK. $700/mo. 1st, last, & $300 security. (941)504-3954. Office Space RentDowntown OkeechobeeOf ce Space starting at $350. 1200 Sq. Ft. Store Front also available. Park Street Of ce Suites (863)634-7622 OFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 OKEECHOBEE Executive of ce spaces avail. $350 month. Includes Alarm, electric, water, and WiFi. Call 863-697-9663. RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, $450 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 For Rent 1 Bedroom Trailer $100 A Week Pay your own electric. Call 863-610-4625 Mobile HomeSale2 bedroom trailer 1 acre, fruit trees, will carry mortgage for $35,000 $3,000 down. 1/2acre, septic, light pole, well. $8,000 w/$3,000 down. Call 863-763-7795 DWMH on Rim Canal 1br/2 bath, large carport, attached storage building, boat dock on double lot, low monthly fees, furnished. $16,000.00 negotiable 727-422-1893 Fleetwood Doublewide Mobile home Anniversary Edition For Sale (Must be moved,located in Pahokee, Florida). Like brand new, lived in two years, includes all furniture, appliances and 2 porches 2000 sq. ft., wind zone protected. Large kitchen with electric in Island, built in desk and lots of cabinets, pantry and storage places, breakfast nook, living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, master includes walk in shower with seat and tub with shower, walk in closets, custom light xtures and ceiling fans, crown molding, lots of windows $44,000.00. Please visit website for more photo’s: http://classi eds .newszap.com/ / Call 352-223-9842. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs1992 Holiday Rambler ALUMINUN XL Brand New A/C unit, 35 1/2 ft./ w/ 2 slideouts/50 Amp. Only Serious inquiries, please. Located in Aruba RV Park, Lakeport, Florida. Lot# 157. $7,500.00/firm (270)519-5278 or (863)946-1324 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 RV Space RentBIG O RV RESORT LOT 38 LARGE OUTSIDE LOT WITH PAVERS AND VIEW $250/MO. ANNUALLY PLUS ELECTRIC. $650/MO. WITH ELECTRIC. OBO CAL DAVE 715-216-6002 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeA public auction will be held at YOUR 1 STOP AUTO SHOP, INC Lot at 521 East Haiti Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440 on MONDAY the 12th of NOVEMBER from 10:00-11:00 A.M Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & VIN’s as follows: 1956 CHEV VIN: # VC56K017322 2000 MAZDA VIN: # JM1BJ2224Y0216039 2003 FORD VIN: # 1FTRW07613KD27628 2002 WWTR VIN: # 11WHH16292W269366 2010 CHEV VIN: # 3GCRCSEA5AG206472 1993 GMC VIN: # 1GDM7T1J8PJ518508 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS “with no guarantees, and we have right to refuse nal bid. 429793 ON 10/31/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:00 a.m in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 429433 ON 10/31/2012 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000173 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, V. RICHARD A. PAYNE, SR. A/K/A RICHARD A. PAYNE; RICHARD A. PAYNE, JR. A/K/A RICHARD A. PAYNE; et. al., Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated September 18th, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000173, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, is Plaintiff, and RICHARD A. PAYNE, SR. A/K/A RICHARD A. PAYNE; RICHARD A. PAYNE, JR. A/K/A RICHARD A. PAYNE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD A. PAYNE, JR. A/K/A RICHARD A. PAYNE; OAK LAKE VILLAS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are Defendant(s). SHARON ROBERTSON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 28th day of November, 2012 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: UNIT A, PARCEL 20, OAK LAKE VILLAS, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF PARTY FACILITIES AND PROTECTIVE COVENANTS FOR OAK LAKE VILLAS, RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 189, PAGE 247, AS AMENDED IN O.R. BOOK 189, PAGE 869; O.R. BOOK 230, PAGE 608; O.R. BOOK 231, PAGE 510; O.R. BOOK 232, PAGE 1530, BEING A DIVIDED ONE-QUARTER INTEREST IN AND TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 29, AND BEAR NORTH 0011’00” WEST, ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 1352.50 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8936’00” EAST, ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF WOLFF ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 1310.70 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0010’39” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 693.34 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF OAK LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 2 AND 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR NORTH 8936’00” WEST, ALONG 1HE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID OAK LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 700.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 8936’00” WEST, ALONG AFORESAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 140.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 0010’39” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 138.62 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8936’00” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 140.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0010’39” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 138.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. This property is located at the Street address of: 2201 SW 28th Blvd 82, Okeechobee, FL 34974. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on September 18, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN’S 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. 427377 ON 10/31;11/7/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012-CP-145 IN RE: ESTATE OF WAVIL ROSEMARY LANMAN A/K/A WAVIL R. LANMAN Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Wavil Rosemary Lanman a/k/a Wavil R. Lanman, deceased, whose date of death was April 13, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Ste. 125, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this Notice is required to be served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (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 FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MOREAFTERTHEDECEDENT ’ S 16 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is October 31, 2012. Attorney for Personal Representative: John F. Stewart Attorney for Betty Jo Baugh Florida Bar No. 158647 Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A. 9100 College Pointe Court Fort Myers, FL 33919 Telephone: (239) 334-1141 Fax: (239) 334-3965 Personal Representative: Betty Jo Baugh 4560 West Woodtrail Ct. New Palestine, Indiana 46163 429352 ON 10/31;11/7/2012 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 representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s 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 AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate 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 FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is October 24, 2012. Personal Representative: RUBY H. MERCHANT 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 10/24,31/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-151 In Re: Estate of ALBIN “OLLIE” MARTIN, a/k/a ALBIN MARTIN a/k/a OLLIE MARTIN, a/k/a OLLIE MARTINKOWSKI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALBIN “OLLIE” MARTIN, CHARLES RICHARD COLLISON, a/k/a ALBIN MARTIN, a/k/a OLLIE MARTIN, a/k/a OLLIE MARTINKOWSKI, deceased, whose date of death was September 4, 2012, and whose social security number is ***-**-0263, 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 representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s 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 AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate 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 FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is October 31, 2012. Personal Representative: RUTH M. CASSAR 1549 Weaver Avenue Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5G3M4Attorneys 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 429501 ON 10/31;11/7/2012 IN 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 ; 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 o’clock 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 y ou are a p erson 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 428396 ON 10/24,31/2012 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000836 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. 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 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 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 o’clock 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 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 o’clock 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. 428384 ON 10/24,31/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 295 JUDGE ELIZABETH A. METZGER RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff VS. JOHN BOHMER, an Individual; BOHMER REALTY, INC, a Florida Corporation; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEIRS IN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000102 AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC. Plaintiff, V. ANNETTE BAILEY; EARL TERRY; 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 September 18, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOT 11, BLOCK 8, COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 97, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 14214 N.E. 14TH AVE., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on November 28, 2012, at eleven o’clock a.m., in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes in The Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Okeechobee County Judicial Center. 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 18th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA.. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 fax If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are enti17 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 IN 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 Backed Certi cates, Series 2007-WMC1, Plaintiff, V S. 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 A BFC 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 o’clock 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 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. 428442 ON 10/24,31/2012 DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Amended Final Judgment dated September 24, 2012, in Case Number 2010-CA-295, in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION f/k/a RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER and BOHMER REALTY, INC. are the Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 a.m., on November 28, 2012, the following described property as set forth in the Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: PARCEL 1 THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 19 SECTION 21 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 3 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2 THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 19 SECTION 21 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 3 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. The Real Property Address is: 19750 NW 278th Street, Okeechobee, Florida The Real Property Parcel Identi cation Number is: 1-21-34-33-0A00-00019-L000 Anyone claiming interest in the surplus from the sale, other than the person who was the record property owner when the Lis Pendens was led, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 25th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 428102 ON 10/31;11/7/2012 tled, 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. 427387 ON 10/31;11/7/2012 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Shire of “Rocky” 6 Mortgage insurance org. 9 “__, poor Yorick!”: Hamlet 13 Giving the old heave-ho 14 Flippered mammal 15 Tibetan spiritual master 16 Near miss 18 And others, in footnotes 19 Casino game 20 Make smooth, as a transition 21 Glacial ridge 22 Boxer’s fit condition 25 Texas city across the border from Ciudad Jurez 28 Bottle opener, e.g. 29 Pine (for) 30 “Phooey!” 32 Betray sleepiness 36 Musician’s asset 37 Neckwear accessory 40 Hush-hush fed. gp. 41 Design detail, for short 43 It’s younger than a yearling 44 Deserves 46 Police action 48 Police action 49 Specially edited version of a film 54 Regal pronouncement 55 Equine restraint 56 Cuba, por ejemplo 60 “Candy is dandy” poet 61 Establishment where the ends of 16-, 22-, 37and 49-Across take place 63 You, to Quakers 64 Load to bear 65 Worldly-unwise 66 Turgenev’s “Fathers and __” 67 RR stop 68 Building wing DOWN 1 Notice holder 2 Bridge toll unit 3 King of the jungle 4 To such an extent 5 Go gray, maybe 6 Lavish dinner 7 Succeed in every way 8 Brown or pale quaff 9 With vigilance 10 “See ya __” 11 Valuable violin 12 Oregon’s capital 14 Persian king 17 Lily that’s Utah’s state flower 21 In the past 23 George Harrison’s “__ It a Pity” 24 “Me? Never!” 25 Storm centers 26 __ of faith 27 Cut the peel from 30 Underarm product 31 “His Master’s Voice” co. 33 Field measure 34 Pitching successes 35 Democratic donkey designer 38 “__ makes you happy ...” 39 Bolivia neighbor 42 Nativity scenes 45 Craftsperson 47 Take steps 48 Teen facial woe 49 Fender dings50 The Snake flows along much of its border with Oregon 51 (Has) ascended 52 It’s not an all-new episode 53 Sis and bro 57 Knee-to-ankle bone 58 Zero, at Wimbledon 59 Acme 61 Logan Airport city: Abbr. 62 Messenger molecule By Jennifer Nutt ()S 04/25/11 04/25/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com There are no es in Saturdays clues or answers. 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 28, 2012, at eleven o’clock 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 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 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 o’clock 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. 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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! 18 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The OHS volleyball team fell in the District 12-7A Championship game to Martin County 25-13, 25-8 and 25-16 on Monday night. Okeechobee will host Venice in a regional quarter nal matchup on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Brahman Coach Todd J ones said he was disappointed in the play of his team on Monday as they lost in a lopsided match. Danielle Dodge had 16 assists, 14 service points and three aces as Martin County improved to (20-7) on the season. The Tigers will host the Bradenton Manatees on Wednesday night.  The OHS boys bowling team nished 11th in the district held Monday at Stuart Bowl in Martin County. Martin County was the district champion and Sebring was the runner up. The Lady Brahman bowlers nished sixth out of 11 teams at districts. Martin County was the district champion and Lincoln Park was the runner up. The OYFL senior team fell in the nal seconds to Avon Park 16-12 in a playoff game played Saturday in Sebring. Avon Park scored in the nal 30 seconds to get the win. Okeechobee nished the season at (9-2). O keechobee Sports News in Brief This weekend kicked off the rst ever Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Teen Driver Challenge. The challenge is a program developed by the Florida Sheriff’s Association offered through the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. The challenge is presented to those persons 15-21 years of age, in two sessions. The rst session is a four hour session in the classroom and will be presented on the third Friday night of the month from 6 to 10 p.m. The second session is an eight hour hands-on driving course offered on the third Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School driving range. Water, snacks and lunch will be offered throughout the event. Students will use their own vehicles (or mom and dad’s vehicle) for the entire course except the threshold braking and skid recovery exercises. The sheriff’s of ce will provide vehicles for these two exercises. The owner of the vehicle will need to provide proof of insurance and sign a waiver prior to the beginning of class. For those students attending the training who are less than 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must sign a consent form for that student. There is no cost to attend this program and it may earn you a reduction in your auto insurance. This and all other information needed to enroll in the course please visit the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce website at www. okeesheriff.org and click on Teen Driver Challenge. Sheriff’s Of ce offers Teen Driver Challenge Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe inaugural Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) Teen Driver Challenge consists of a classroom session and a hands-on session to be held at the Okeechobee High School driving range. Teens taking part in the challenge will use OCSO cars in the braking and skid recovery exercises. Hurricane Sandy caused a change in the schedule for Okeechobee High School’s Homecoming celebrations, originally planned for last week Like many area schools, Okeechobee High School was closed on Friday due to concerns about high winds. The Homecoming dance went on as planned on Saturday, but the parade, bon re and crowning of the homecoming queen w ere rescheduled. The football game against Palm Beach Lakes—no longer designated the Homecoming game—was on Monday. (See related story, page 19) On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Homecoming Parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee at 6 p.m., following the regular parade route from the old U-Save supermarket, north on U.S. 441 (Parrott Avenue) to State Road 70 and then west on SR 70 to the end of Flagler Park. The Homecoming Pep Rally will be at 7:30 p.m. at OHS on Nov. 1. Admission is $3. The bon re will follow the Pep Rally. On Friday, Nov. 2, pregame activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Homecoming queen will be crowned at halftime. The OHS Classes of 2003, 1993, 1973 and 1963 will be honored. Homecoming parade, bon re Thursday, football game Friday Presbyterian Church hosting Nov. 3 Old Fashioned BazaarThe Okeechobee Presbyterian Church women at 312 N. Parrott Ave. will host their annual Old Fashioned Bazaar and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come for baked goods of all kinds, handmade crafts, holiday decorations, white elephant sale and Christmas gifts. Bene ts Senior Services and Martha’s House. For more information, call Eleanor at 863-763-6928.Methodist women plan Christmas bazaarThe First United Methodist Women of Okeechobee invite you to attend our Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at 200 N.W. Second St. in Okeechobee. You will nd a variety of Christmas ornaments, Christmas gifts, crafts, quilted items, nuts, baked goods, white elephant items and a silent auction. Plan on staying for lunch. Soup, sandwiches and desserts will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to Mission Projects local, national and abroad.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Denise brings a common-sense approach to the issues facing Florida. Shes run a small business, served us as an emergency room nurse, and managed family-owned citrus groves. Denise can balance a budget without raising taxes, and she knows the importance of job creation for our local economy. A LEADER FOR US! Learn more at DeniseGrimsley.comPaid Political Advertisement by Denise Grimsley, for Senate Campaign District 21, Republican. 19 Okeechobee News October 31, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee exploded for eight touchdowns, four of them in a 10-minute stretch of the third quarter and blew out Palm Beach Lakes 58-0 in a District 14-6A game Monday night as the Brahmans celebrated Senior Night. Eleven Brahman senior football players w ere honored before the game and several of them played key roles in the victory. Seniors this year include LaVonte Spivey, Joey Santibanez, Fabian Howard, Al Fludd, D.J. W ashington, Jack Radebaugh, Cade Stokes, A del El Hindi, Elijowan Williams, Jose Garcia and Nick Flood. Okeechobee had a season-high 369 rushing yards and held Palm Beach Lakes to 103 yards in total offense. Okeechobee also forced four turnovers and had a defensive touchdown. Washington opened the scoring in the rst quarter after it appears the Rams had a chance to score a touchdown. Al Fludd couldn't eld a punt at the 15-yard line after the Rams rst series and the visitors recovered. On third and 10, quarterback Isaiah Sneed under threw his receiver in the end zone and Washington caught it at the two-yard line. He raced down the sideline untouched for the touchdown and the Brahmans had the momentum. "Coach has been after me to make plays on defense. I saw the ball coming, knew w hat to do, so I caught it and took off, I'm proud to help my team out," Washington said after the game. He said the team was dedicated in practice and came to play for Senior Night. Lakes drove to the Brahman 30 on their second drive and appeared capable of being competitive on their next drive. A sack by Eddie Neal on third down stopped the drive. From there Okeechobee drove 70 yards in ve plays keyed by Washington's 37-yard run to go up 14-0 when quarterback Jack Radebaugh found Neal open on a play action pass into the end zone from the 15 yard line. "We believed in ourselves and things started to click after the interception and quick score. It felt good to put up a big score on senior night and also have a shutout," Radebaugh stated. OHS, (4-4), who didn't punt the football all night, got a 33-yard eld goal from El Hindi on their third drive after a 21-yard punt return by Al Fludd gave them a rst down at the Lakes' 34-yard line. Jose Garcia recovered a Rams fumble on the next drive and Okeechobee drove 15 yards in three plays to score another touchdown on Radebaugh's one-yard QB sneak to make it 24-0. If the rst half was impressive, the third quarter was even better for the Brahmans as they scored four touchdowns in 10 minutes and completely befuddled the outmanned Rams. Spivey capped a 69-yard drive with a 45-yard touchdown run to make it 31-0 after he converted a second and 20, thanks to a nice catch and run by Fludd for 19 yards. Williams capped a 69-yard drive on the next series with a seven-yard touchdown. Elijowan rushed 53 yards on the drive and 137 yards on the night. "I'm feeling great. It is the rst time we blew somebody out. On the touchdown I had just one man to beat and I knew if he tackled me, my teammates would pick on me the whole night, so I put a move on him and carried him into the pylon," he added. He said the offensive line did an excellent job of opening holes for the Brahman running backs. Khalil Smith recovered another Rams fumble at their 24-yard line and OHS scored again when Washington threw a half back pass to Fludd for a 17-yard touchdown and a 45-0 lead. Williams followed a 22-yard punt return by Fludd with a 49-yard touchdown run where he dragged a tackler through the end zone to make it 51-0. Dee Shockley capped the Brahman scoring binge with a seven-yard run on fourth down after a 62yard drive in the fourth quarter which featured 41-yards rushing by Smith. Game notes Eddie Neal had several tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Devon Wigfall had a quarterback sack. Garcia knocked down a pass at the line of scrimmage. Fabian Howard had a tackle for loss and a pass de ection. Marqui Harris led Palm Beach Lakes with eight tackles, two behind the line of scrimmage. Jefferson Davis had a quarterback sack in the second half. Okeechobee was eliminated from post season play after South Fork defeated Olympic Heights 31-21 and Sebastian River defeated Forest Hill 40-7. Several Brahman JV players were promoted to play for the varsity in the nal three games of the year. OHS was originally scheduled to pla y Palm Beach Lakes as their Homecoming game, but due to Hurricane Sandy, the game had to be postponed until Monday and most of the Homecoming festivities were postponed one week. Okeechobee will host Olympic Heights for Homecoming this Friday night. Game statistics can be found online at: florida.newszap.com/okeechobeenorthlake/sports. OHS Brahmans score 8 touchdowns in blowout against Palm Beach Lakes Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBrahman quarterbacks Lavonte Spivey (#1) and Jack Radebaugh (#12) had the offense running in high gear Monday night.

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