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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 11-09-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Friday, November 9, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 135 15.65 feetLast Year: 13.76 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. G u i d e t o a r e a Guide to area e n t e r t a i n m e n t entertainment a n d a t t r a c t i o n s and attractions ... Inside! Property Appraiser had denied requestBy Pete GawdaOkeechobee News After gaining a re-election victory on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Okeechobee County Property Appraiser Bill Sherman received a defeat the next day from the Okeechobee County Value Adjustment Board. In a unanimous decision the board voted to grant agriculture exemptions on three Pine Creek Sporting Club properties that had been denied by Mr. Sherman. Pine Creek Sporting Club is a 2,400 acre development on N.W. 48th Avenue that is a combination subdivision with 40-plus acre lot s and a hunting club with such amenities as a 7,000 square foot lodge, stables, guided hunt ing, a sporting clay course, and ri e and pisto l ranges. The request for agriculture exemption o n two Pine Creek parcels owned by US Land Ac quisition II, LLC and one parcel owned by Pin e Value Adjustment Board OKs ag exemptions Special to the Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyThe Okeechobee High School girls swim team set a new school record at the regional competition. Left to right are D.J. Nunez, Jordan Boland, coach Stephen Neafseay, Katie Vanbeek and Aubrie Riester. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News This Monday, Nov. 12, there will be some new additions to the traditional Veterans Day Celebration. When veterans and those who wish to honor them gather at Veteran's Park at 10 a.m., bleachers will be available. Veterans who do not have transportation to the ceremony can call Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper at 863-801-4097. Also new this year will be yover of vintage World War II aircraft, weather permitting. The featured speaker will be Commissioner Culpepper, who is a Navy veteran. The commissioner, an ardent supporter of Wounded Warriors, said this will be the most incredible thing he has ever done. He said he will put his interest in history to use and address the nature of the American effort in past wars. Detective Marty Faulkner of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce, who is a veteran of several tours of duty in Iraq, will also take part in the program. The Okeechobee High School JROTC Honor Guard and Ri e Squad will be participating. New Ground Quartet will sing the National Anthem. The program will be sponsored by American Legion Post 64. Veterans Day program to feature y over By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School swim team did a ne job at the Region 3-3A swimming championships last week. The girls team set the new OHS girls 200 freestyle relay record with a time of 1:53.77. Aubrie Reister, D.J. Nunez, Jordan Bolan and VanBeek were on the squad. The team nished 13th overall at the regional meet. Katie VanBeek, Dalton Hodges, and Brandon Swim team sets new recordSee SWIM — Page 5 See AG — Page 5

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Registration is now under way for the 2013 spring semester at Indian River State College w ith a wide variety of educational opportunities to launch a career or re-train for a new direction in life. Classes begin Jan. 7, 2013, at IRSC campuses in Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Stuart, Okeechobee and St. Lucie West. Conv enient online courses are offered every semester. IRSC has been ranked as the 10th top public regional college in the Southern United States by U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 rankings of Best Colleges. Over 1,300 colleges and universities were ranked based on 16 measures of quality, including student/faculty ratio, class size, faculty credentials and retention and graduation rates. In addition, IRSC has been rated as the fth most affordable college in the country according to the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency List. The ranking was based on average net prices for colleges in the United States with undergraduate enrollment of 5,000 or more. IRSC’s tuition is 40% less than public state universities and many thousands less than career colleges. The college offers convenient one-stop student services centers to help students of all ages plan their educational and career path and obtain nancial aid information. Financial aid and scholarships are available for full-time and part-time students. In fact, over $36 million in nancial aid was awarded to IRSC students last year to continue their education for a brighter future. Students are encouraged to apply for nancial aid now for upcoming semesters. IRSC’s growing menu of Bachelor’s Degree programs includes Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Information Technology/ Security Management, Biology, Digital Media, Human Services, Organizational Management, Public Administration (Emergency Planning & Management or Public Policy & Leadership), Health Care Management, Nursing, High School and Middle School Math and Science and Exceptional Student Education (ESE). The Associate in Arts degree prepares students for university transfer. Associate in Science degree programs develop the knowledge needed for in-demand careers in technology, health care, business, public safety and many other elds, enabling students to build marketable skills that are attractive to employers. Professional development courses enhance speci c skills and personal development classes encompass many areas of interest. Students can take advantage of Academic Support Centers for free tutoring to help them succeed in their classes. For more information, call the IRSC Information Call Center at 1-866-7924772. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., Nov. 9TH Thurs., Nov. 15THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “LOOPER”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “SKYFALL”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:30, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 & 9:30, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R III: “WRECK-IT-RALPH”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00THURS., NOV 15TH @ 10PM • $8 TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN, PART II DOOR PRIZES! PG-13 PG Backyard Barbeque, Inc. Monday Lunch: 5 oz. Burger 1 side, tea $6.25 Dinner: All U Can Eat Cat sh $11.99 Tuesday Lunch: Open Face Turkey Mashed Potatoes & tea $ 9.99 Dinner: Open Face Turkey Mashed Potatoes & tea $9.99Wednesday Thursday Friday OUR FAMOUS SMOKED CHICKEN WINGS Get em while they last... 9-$6.99 / 12-$8.99 / 18-$12.99 /24-$15.99 Saturday Lunch: Pulled or Sliced Pork Sand. chips & tea $5.99 Dinner: ALL U CAN Eat Ribs 2 sides & tea $13.99 Sunday Lunch/Dinner 15% off with church bulletin NOW serving Breakfast104 SE 6th St. Okeechobee 863-824-0880Put some SOUTH in your MOUTHNEW Specials Mon. Sat. 6am -10pm Sun. 6am to 8pmOPEN In the Woods Saturday November 10, 20129:00AM 4:00PMFREEDOM RANCH 11655 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974Christmas Decorations • Jewelry • Woodcrafts Fine Art • Baked and Canned Goods Fabric, Yarn, Paper and Wire Crafts, Home and Yard Decor and so much more Come join us for a day in the woods. Craftsmen and artists will have something just right for you or for those on our Christmas list. Relax in the beautiful surroundings as you enjoy a barbecue dinner and a bowl of swamp cabbage. Experience nature up close on a Swamp Buggy Ride and be intrigued in the Arena Demonstration and let the kids enjoy a pony ride.There will be plenty to do, see and buy for the whole family.INTERESTED IN BEING A VENDOR?Contact Freedom Ranch/Alpha Ministries 863-763-9800 or craftfairinthewoods@gmail.com6th Annual Handmade and Homemade 2 Okeechobee News November 9, 2012 Today: Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastSaturday: Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Saturday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 61F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday: Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 63F. Winds from the ENE at 5-10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Register now for spring semester at IRSC Volleyball tryouts set for Saturday, Nov. 10Big Lake Juniors, Okeechobee’s very own travel volleyball club, is ready for another exciting season beginning in January 2013. Since its 1998 inception, Big Lake Juniors has established a tradition of developing competitive volleyball players preparing them for the secondary and post-secondary levels. As we begin our 15th season, we are excited to see an in ux of young players joining our Big Lake family. Players can participate as early as 6 (six) and can continue through their senior year. Last year we had over 70 participants, elding seven teams in the following divisions: 10 and under, 11 and under, 12 and under, 13 and under, 14 and under and 18 and under. Participating in Big Lake requires travel on weekends for out-of-town tournaments, and practices two nights a week. Girls who take part in this great club not only learn the basics of volleyball; they also understand what it means to be a team player and make lifelong friends in the process. If you would like to take part in the upcoming Big Lake season, join us for tryouts at Osceola Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 10. To register for tryouts and to nd the tryout times and requirements please go to www.biglakejuniors.com. For questions or additional information please email biglakejuniors@aol.com or call Beverly at 863-634-9838.Health Expo open to vendorsThe Sixth Annual Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Agri-Civic Center. Vendors, please sign up now to secure booth space at this event. Vendors may set-up at no cost to share health or safety related information or to provide free screenings or demonstrations. The 2012 Expo hosted over 120 vendors and attendance was over 2,000. For more information call Sharon Vinson, Shared Services Network, 863-462-5000 ext. 257 or Donny Arnold, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, 863-634-6464. Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet The Fourth Annual Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., 307 NW Sixth Avenue, Okeechobee (Across from the Skate Park) Join the Okeechobee City Police Department, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce and your local pharmacies to make your medicine cabinet and home a safer place. By turning in your outdated and unused medications, we can help to keep these potentially deadly medications off the streets and out of the hands of our youth. No questions will be asked.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 All new car prices include all rebates “subject to quali cations” including but not limited to Military active duty, Realtors association, Current lease in household, all payments and prices are Plus Tax; Tag; and Dealer Fee All Payments are With Approved Credit and $2995.00 Cash cap reduction on 36 months and 10,000 miles per year. Prices are subject to availability and/ or prior sale. Photographs are representative of like makes and models as described. Color may vary. NEW 2013 Dodge Dart $199. mo.NEW 2013 Dodge Charger NEW 2012 Dodge Challenger $379. mo $389. moNEW Dodge Ram 3500 $46,395NEW Dodge Ram 2500 $37,395 NEW 2013 Chrysler 300 $279. mo $279. moNEW Dodge Ram 1500 3 Okeechobee News November 9, 2012

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The most important issues For me it the most important election issue was jobs. Practically anything that any of us wants depends on it. The working people, w hether they are wealthy or middle income are the ones who provide the money for all services, bene ts or any kind of prosperity. Number two is sensible spending on the part of our leaders. No program or bene t is 100 percent secure. Note what happened to people’s 401k and other investment plans which diminished or disappeared after requirements were imposed on the banks to lend to people who were in no position to borrow money for anything.  The national debt is over $16 trillion. If we don’t start shrinking that national debt, future generations will have to pay higher and higher taxes just to pay the interest on it.Voting To everyone who voted, congratulations. Even if your candidate did not win, at least you tried and you participated in the system. To everyone who did not vote, shame on you. If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain about the actions of elected of cials. Your chance to hold them accountable is in the voting booth. Don’t miss ‘Wonderettes’Please don’t miss the great production at the Community Theater, The Marvelous W onderettes. It is a really fun show with great v oices and a sense of nostalgia. You will de nitely feel like singing along. It is worth the price of admission just to relive the attitudes, the body language and the innocence which w as the ‘50s. Thanks to Ron and Jacque for giving us this totally delightful show. Raye DeusingerEighth Annual Halloween FestivalA community comes together for our children every Halloween at the Agri-Civic Center! On Wednesday, Oct. 31, every Vampire, Spiderman, Buzz Lightyear and even a bunch of bananas found their way through rows of decorated booths, gathering prizes and candy. From the minute Billy Dean kicked off the event at 5:30 until 8 p.m., w hen the last piece of candy was handed out, everyone was entertained with games, haunted scenes, prizes and contests! Okeechobee Main Street would like to thank and recognize those businesses and individuals who so willingly gave of their time and money for this event! First, a huge thanks to our sponsors in this event: the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee, the City of Okeechobee Police Department, the Board of County Commissioners, and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. A very special thanks to everyone who donated candy and in particular to our large candy donors: Waste Management; Florida Outdoors RV Country; Raulerson Hospital; the law rm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd and Lloyd; Okeechobee County Democratic Executive Committee; Doctor’s Clinic Family Health, Dr. Sweda; Cathleen Blair; ARS Power Sports; AAA Radiator and Air Conditioning, Inc.; Stafford’s Salon; Wemmer Family Dental; American Drilling Services; Elliott’s Pawn Shop; Bob Branstetter, Okeechobee Discount Drugs and many Friends of Main Street. Thanks also to Walgreens and WinnDixie who also assisted greatly with additional candy and to Style Studio who helped with distribution of candy! Big thanks to those who helped in the following manner: Candy Collection Sites: WOKC Radio, Toni’s Chic Boutique, Seacoast North 441, Seacoast South 441, TD Bank, Okeechobee Correctional Institution, State Farm Insurance, Brown Cow Sweetery, Pennysaver, Affordable Art and Framing and the Chamber of Commerce. Halloween Booth Participants: Harbor Community Bank FSB; Diane Hagan Campaign; Walgreens Pharmacy; Early Learning Coalition; Glenn J. Sneider, Sneider Law; Papa John’s Pizza; Okeechobee County Food Service Association; First United Methodist Church; Children’s Home Society of Florida; Advance America; Buxton Seawinds Funeral Home; CASTLE; Fred Brown Children’s Health Center; Church of the Nazarene; Jones Supply; Affordable Art and Framing; Okeechobee Blood Round-Up; Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce; Libby Maxwell Campaign; Latino-American United Pentecostal Church; Aaron’s, Inc.; Nurse on Call; Waldau’s Junior Golf; Home Depot; Martha’s House; Countryside Florist; the Fraternal Order of Police; Walmart; Vidal Communications; Kandie’s on the Lake; OHS Key Club; Ray Domer Campaign; Florida Outdoors RV Country; Tim Higgins Campaign and the Hair Cuttery. Special Event Sponsors: Seacoast National Bank who sponsored the Costume Contest; TD Bank who sponsored the Decorated Pumpkin Contest; the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce who sponsored the Kid’s Korral; and Flower Petals who assisted with Stage Decorations. Contest Judges: Okeechobee Main Street President Maureen Burroughs; Maurisa Tremain, State Farm; Amie Stepanovich and Dale Nowlin. Set Up and Assistance: Frank DeCarlo, Bridgette Waldau, Marc Sandlin, Terry Burroughs, Melody Hodges, Teresa Hernandez, Larada Huff, Teresa Lara, Christa Brockway, Wally Fair, J.D. Mixon, Holly Mixon, Eric Avant, Dale Nowlin, Marnie Amiet, Cecilia Elliott, Lonnie Kirsch and several High School Student volunteers. Okeechobee Main Street would like to especially thank WOKC radio’s Billy Dean who makes this event special and exciting every year as emcee! He is the BEST! Thanks to our advertising partnersthe Okeechobe e News, WOKC and the Pennysaver and to Bridgette Waldau who handled graphic design for this event. A nal thanks to the County Commissioners for the use of the Agri-Civic Center fo r this event and especially to Alta Mosley and Mike who provided additional support. A big thanks to Waste Management for their consistent support and for providing a dumpste r and trash collection boxes. On behalf o f Okeechobee Main Street we are thankful fo r a very exciting and safe Halloween night! November 9, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee/ OKMSHoskins, Turco, Lloyd and LloydSteve Hoskins presents a candy donation to Okeechobee Main Street board members. Florida Outdoors Owner Marilyn Driscoll presents a check to Okeechobee Main Street for Halloween. Okeechobee County Democratic Executive Committee member Gwen Livatt (right) presents a check to Okeechobee Main Street board president Maureen Burroughs for candy for the annual Halloween Festival.

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Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee 5 Okeechobee News November 9, 2012 Creek, LLC had been denied. All three petitions were heard as one, since they were all similar and one attorney represented both property owners. The total amount of property in question is about 236 acres. It was the property appraiser’s position that in order to receive an agriculture exemption for cattle, there must be cattle grazing on the property on Jan. 1 of the year in question. Robert Schwerer, attorney for the property owners, contended that it is the intent to conduct agriculture activities on Jan. 1 that constitutes grounds for an exemption. He claimed that cattle grazing on the properties in question was just an extension of the bone de cattle operation conducted on other parts of Pine Creek property that had an agriculture exemption. Russ Duncan, agriculture appraiser for Mr. Sherman, stated that on Feb. 6 of this year none of the three properties in question was fenced and none contained livestock. He presented invoices for fencing materials dated in January. Therefore he concluded that on Jan. 1 the property was not being used for a bone de agriculture purpose. The year before the property was considered vacant land for tax purposes. Ray Luke, who runs cattle on land leased from Pine Creek, said the fences were supposed to be built in November and the January invoices were dated 30 days after the fencing material was bought. He claimed he has made a good faith effort to have cattle on the property by Jan. 1. He asked if he were a vegetable farmer and in rotating crops, he left one eld vacant would he lose his agriculture exemption. Jeff Budz, general manger of Pine Creek, said that in November of last year equipment was rented to clear brush from the properties. He also said they received a load of fence posts before Jan. 1. Loren Levy, attorney for Mr. Sherman, claimed that an agriculture exemption must be based on “actual, physical use of the property.” He claimed that future intent to do something is not a test for agriculture exemption. He stated that the property has to be fenced and cattle actually grazing on it before an agriculture exemption could be granted. Mr. Levy said the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that each petition for agriculture exemption has to be considered on a caseby-case basis. He claimed that each type of agriculture operation must be considered on its own merit and that exemption quali cations for row corps is different. He said that intent is required only with row crops. “That’s not what the law says,” countered Mr. Schwerer. He claimed the law makes no distinction between row crops and cattle grazing. He said that would be giving preference to one particular type of agricultural operation. Mr. Schwerer said that in 2011 over $20,000 had been spent toward getting the property in question ready for grazing. After discussing case law presented by Mr. Schwerer, the board voted in favor of the property owners. The board then adjourned until Dec. 19. At that time they will hear petitions from Florida Gas Transmission and Racetrac Petroleum. AGContinued From Page 1 Ball nished in 21st place overall in their respective events. The team also broke two school records at the regional. The 200 boys freestyle relay broke their own record with a time of 1:39.30. They dropped .61 seconds from the record set at districts in October. The team consists of Will Castillo, Michael Muros, Brandon Ball and Dalton Hodges. Coach Stephen Neafsey said all of the regional quali ers represented Okeechobee well and should be very proud of their efforts, “This group has truly set the bar high for next year’s swimmers.” SWIMContinued From Page 1 Masons offer fully-cooked, whole roasted turkeysFully-cooked, whole roasted turkeys, 18 to 20 lb., can be ordered from the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge for $30. Place and pay for your order by Friday, Nov. 16, at Vinnie’s Tailor Shop on 2303 S. Parrott, Suite H, by cash or check. The turkeys will be limited to the rst 75 prepaid orders. Pick up your turkey on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Masonic Lodge at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Peace Lutheran plans Quilt Sale & Craft BazaarThe 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 863-532-8100. A nnual Dogs for Dogs fundraiser gets goingGeorge DuPont of George’s Hotdogs, 3603 U.S. 441 S., will once again be helping out the homeless pets at the Humane Society Pet Rescue of Okeechobee. Leaving a donation of cash or supplies for the dogs w ill not only bring you the satisfaction of helping a homeless pet in your own town, it will also bring you lunch! A free George’s Hotdog and a drink when you drop off your donation with him in front of Mid-Florida Hardware through Dec. 22. This is George’s fourth year helping out the many dogs at the rescue who are in need of food, treats, blankets and pet beds, extra carriers, toys, and also cash donations to help in their medical care. Do you have some extra time to donate to help a homeless pet? Call the shelter and come give a dog a hug. 863-3357-1104.Pet Rescue presents dog behaviorist on Nov. 17Dog training seminar dog behaviorist, Tibor Feigel of Zen K-9 is returning to the Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue shelter by popular demand on Nov. 17, 1-3 p.m. Tibor Feigel, lead trainer of Zen-K9, will address bad behaviors, behavioral modi cation and training techniques. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per family. Shelter volunteers w ho help ve or more hours weekly can attend for $5. Reserve your spot early as there is limited seating. For more information, contact the Humane Society Pet Rescue, 1203 U.S. 98 N., by calling 863-357-1104; fax 863-357-1106; or, at www.animalrescueokeechobee.org. Days and hours of ce open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bring your dog on a leash.Mission needs help with Thanksgiving Day dinnersBig Lake Missions Outreach will once again be serving Thanksgiving dinners for the homeless and needy on Thanksgiving Day at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. eat in or take out. Donations of cooked food or monetary donations are needed. They also have dinners donated from Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens to be delivered out in the community. If you know families, neighbors or an area that will need a meal, be a servant and come and pick up meals and deliver them to those who need them. For more info. call 863-763-5725 or 863-610-1815. News in brief

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com. A lice Margaret ‘Dolly’ A rmstrong Markham, 92OKEECHOBEE — Alice Margaret “Dolly” Armstrong Markham of Anderson, S.C. and formerly of Lavonia, Ga., died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 in NHC Healthcare, Anderson, SC. She was born Oct. 5, 1920 in Providence, R.I., a daughter of the late Alice L. Medcalf Armstrong and William Armstrong. Dolly was a member of First Baptist Church, Okeechobee, Fla. She was also a retired school administrator with the Okeechobee County Public Schools in Okeechobee, Fla. In addition to her parents, Dolly was preceded in death by her husband, W. Allen Markham. Dolly is survived by a son, Edward E. Bowns and his wife, Connie of Lavonia, Ga.; four stepchildren, Thomas A. Markham and his wife, Linda of Okeechobee, Fla., Charles R. Markham and his wife, Betty Ray of Bedford, Va., and Ft. Myers, Fla., Martha Ann Pitts and her husband, Marshall of Okeechobee, Fla., and Mary Jane Rucks and her husband, Jon of Bedford, Va; a sister, Betty A. Torrey and her husband, Don of Orange City, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and great-great-granchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 in Timber Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Donnie G. Glass of ciating. To send condolences, please w ww.tharpfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.Imogene Robertson Reed, 76GROVETOWN, GA-MS — Imogene Robertson Reed entered into rest Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta. Ms. Reed served in the Civil Air Patrol in Okeechobee, Fla. during the 1960’s and was a solo ight away from obtaining her pilot license. She w as a licensed beautician, loved to make ceramics, bake, crochet and decorate cakes. She w orked for the A&P in Okeechobee in her y ounger years and worked for Wal-Mart stores as a people greeter in Palatka, Fla., Suffolk, Va. and Evans, Ga. for years until she retired in 2009. She loved to travel and her family very much. She was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church in Grovetown. Survivors include her daughter, Deirdra Phillips (Vance); grandchildren, Joshua V. Phillips, Brittany M. Phillips and Cale C. Phillips, all of Grovetown, Ga.; a son, Leo F. Reed, Jr. of York, S.C.; grandchildren, Ashley Eckley (Chris) of Ill., David Luke Reed of Fla., Bryan Reed of Fla., Robert L. Reed (Stephanie) of Wash., and Ashley H. Reed (Billy) of S.C.; ve great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; sisters, Shirley Storey of Mobile, Ala., Vernie Rock of Moore Haven, Fla., Nolar Ann Suggs of Okeechobee, Fla.; brothers, William Audie Robertson and Herbert Louis Robertson (Ernestine) of Okeechobee, Fla. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Baptist Church.Juan Nieves-Caraballo, 56OKEECHOBEE — Juan Nieves-Caraballo passed away Nov. 8, 2012 in Okeechobee. He was born Oct. 27, 1957 in Puerto Rico and came to Okeechobee in 2001. He was a CNA at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility and he loved music “Salsa and Romantic” and he enjoyed playing the guitar. He was of the Catholic faith. Mr. Nieves-Caraballo is survived by three sons, Juan Carlos Nieves (Ileana) of Okeechobee, Javier Nieves (Raquel) of Puerto Rico and Miguel A. Nieves of Okeechobee; mother, Reina Caraballo and stepfather, Victor Rivera of Clearwater; sister, Rosita Nieves of Clearwater; nephew, Josue Collado (Heather) of Tampa; cousins, Emmanuel Ortiz (Angela), William Zapata, Ana L. Miranda and William M. Zapata III all of Okeechobee. Special thanks to Okeechobee Health Care Facility for the opportunity to work. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Mass will follow at 2 p.m. To help offset funeral expenses, memorial donations may be made to Okeechobee Health Care Facility in Juan’s name. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Lavon Bass, Tom Conway Sr., Tom Jr and the Staff at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTALYou are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST Wednesday Night Service 7 pm Tuesday: 7 till 8pm (You are invited) Prayer Service Special prayers for special needs drop off to us or email them to pastor@okeechobeecog.com 301 NE 4th Ave. • (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SE 70EChildren and Youth classes are Available Sunday Morning and Wednesdays Where the SON is always shining! OPEN 6-4 M-F ServingCall your order in, free delivery or pickup at window. 763-4127 or Dine in with free Wi-Fi. Go to Okeechobeecog.com and click SonRise Cafe for menuWOW! There is nothing like it in town! at Okeechobee Church of God301 NE 4th Ave., Okeechobee 2 blocks behind the McDonalds on SE 70E Sunday Services8:30 & 10:45 EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at www.okeecoos.com200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 6 Okeechobee News November 9, 2012 Obituaries View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Bill Hays Memorial Bass Tourney plannedThe Big “O” Teen Angler’s Inc. will sponsor the Bill Hays Memorial Bass Tournament Nov. 11, out of Scott Driver Park. Registration forms are available at Fast Break, Inc. 1505 S.R. 78 W., Okeechobee. First place is expected to be $5,000. There is also an estimated $1,000 Big Fish and $500 second Big Fish contest. Payouts are based on a 100-boat eld. There will be vendor booths, concessions and prize giveaways. All tournament proceeds to bene t Relay For Life. Due to schedule con icts, there will not be a mandatory meeting Friday, Nov. 9. You may pay cash at the ramp the morning o f the tournament. Please remember you must bring proof of insurance with you when you register. Please contact Charlie Hays at 863763-2332 with any questions.Boat tourney set as Relay for Life fundraiserScott Driver Park will be host to a boat tournament with the Buckhead Ridge YaY a Angels to bene t Relay for Life on Sunday, Nov. 11. Sausage and pepper subs available for $5 donation. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News November 9, 2012 On Thursday, Oct. 25, Flower Petals celebrated their move into their new location at 207 N.E. Park St. Okeechobee Main Street congratulated owner Lisa Fralix on her success and transition to the forefront of State Road 70. Guests, visitors and local dignitaries enjoyed the fragrance and expression of a fall harvest in the store as they wandered through many exciting gift items and fall oral arrangements. Mayor James Kirk formally cut the ribbon as everyone sent good wishes to Lisa and her staff. Flower Petals is open Monday through Friday 8-5 and Saturday 10-1. Flower Petals hosts its grand re-opening Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSRibbon cuttingA ribbon cutting ceremony was held during the grand opening of Kandie’s on the Lake Family Restaurant Saturday, Oct. 20, by the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County. Kandie’s is located at the Buckhead Ridge Marina. For more information, call 863-824-3444. From left to right are: Chamber ambassador Frank DeCarlo, owner Candie Kerr and Mitchell Kerr, aka Willy the Gator, staff members (in blue shirts) Joe Dudwoire, Stephanie Haber, Jennifer Ridolle and Laura Swiatek and Chamber Ambassador Jim Vensel. Back: Chamber executive director/vice president Terry Burroughs, Glades County Commissioner-Elect Tim Stanley and Chamber board member John Gurney. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSMayor James Kirk stands alongside Flower Petals owner Lisa Fralix in front of her new location. City Councilmen Dowling Watford and Devin Maxwell with Okeechobee Main Street board president Maureen Burroughs, promotions director Frank DeCarlo and executive director Cindy Birdashaw assist with the celebration. Eagles North calling all local artistsEagles North is calling artists in all categories of art to participate in the F.O.E. 4137 Auxiliary Fourth Annual Art Event planned for Dec. 1. Featuring the Florida Highwaymen and other ne artists from Florida. To participate in this event, call Lynn Earley at 863697-2443 or e-mail at: lynn.earley@gmail.com. A booth is a $65 donation which will go to the F.O.E. 4137 Auxiliary Charities Fund. The public is invited.Shrine Club collects can tabsThe local Shrine Club is collecting the "pull tabs" from aluminum cans. Bring yours to the Shrine Club where we convert them into gas money for the free transportation van of local patients to the Shriners Hospital. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427; Mac Simpson at 863-4840427; or, the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SPRING LAKE GOLF RESORTBobcat Run Golf Club 863.655.0202 Panther Creek & Cougar Trail 863.655.0101 18 Holes $1600Tax & Cart Included 18 HOLES Same Day Specials$2400 Before 11:00am$2000 After 11:00am$8800 Tax & Cart Included 9 Holes $900Tax & Cart Included 45 Ho l es Great Golf!Highw a y 9830 miles N of Okeechobee Rates Apply ONLY if Tee Time is Booked Within 24 Hours of Play! NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Florida Department of Transportation Tentative Five Year Work Program The Florida Department of Transportation and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise announce public hearings to which all interested p ersons are invited. Specific notice is provided to the Lee County, Sarasota/Manatee, Charlotte County-Punta Gorda and Collier Metropol itan Planning Organizations, Polk Transportation Planning Organization, Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Alliance, West Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organizations Chairs Coordinating Committee, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Autho rity and the county commissions of Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk and Sarasota Counties. Date: Monday, December 3, 2012 Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Time: 2 p.m. or soon thereafter Time: 9:30 a.m. or soon thereafter Place: Charlotte County-Punta Gorda Place: Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting Regional Planning Council meeting Charlotte County Administration Center Bartow Public Library 18500 Murdock Circle 2150 South Broadway Avenue Port Charlotte, Florida Bartow, Florida PURPOSE: The public hearings will consist of presentations by the department on the FDOT Tentative Five Year Work Program for f iscal years 2013/2014 – 2017/2018, followed by a public testimony period. The public is invited to review the work program. Department staff will be available for informal discussion and assistance. A court reporter will be available to accept comments for entry into the p ublic record. The hearings will be conducted pursuant to Section 339.135(4)(c), Florida Statutes, as amended, and are being developed in acco rdance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or beneficiary who believes they have been discriminated aga inst because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status may file a written complaint to the FD OT District One Title VI Coordinator or the FDOT Equal Opportunity Office. DISTRICT ONE CENTRAL OFFICE Robin Parrish Charlotte Thomas District Title VI Coordinator State Title VI Coordinator Florida Department of Transportation Florida Department of Transportation P.O. Box 1249 605 Suwannee Street Bartow, FL 33831 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450 Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations at the public hearings in accordance with the Americans with D isabilities Act of 1990 or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cindy Clemmons, Florida Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 3 3831, (863) 519-2362, or by e-mail to cindy.clemmons@dot.state.fl.us. A copy of the hearing agenda may be obtained from Ms. Clemmons. Written comments will be accepted by the department at the public hearings or if received by December 31, 2012. Comments should be mailed to: Billy L. Hattaway, P.E. District Secretary Florida Department of Transportation P.O. Office Box 1249 Bartow, FL 33831 For information about additional public meetings in your area, please contact: Cindy Clemmons Debbie Tower Florida Department of Transportation Florida Department of Transportation District One Headquarters Southwest Area Office 801 North Broadway Avenue SWIFT SunGuide Center P.O. Box 1249 10041 Daniels Parkway Bartow, FL 33831 Fort Myers, FL 33913 (863) 519-2362 (239) 461-4300 The Okeechobee News Front Of ce will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 & Friday, Nov. 23 for THANKSGIVING FRIDAY, NOV. 23 DEADLINE Noon on Tuesday, Nov. 20SUNDAY, NOV. 25 DEADLINE 3pm on Wednesday, Nov. 21 9 Okeechobee News November 9, 2012 Free entry for everyone to Florida’s state parks on Sunday, Nov. 11, in honor of V eterans DayIn honor of our nation’s veterans and active military personnel, day-use entry will be free to everyone at Florida’s state parks* on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Pick your favorite outdoor activity – hiking, bicycling, bird watching or looking for shells on the beach – and enjoy a day at a state park. “The Florida Park Service supports veterans, current military personnel and their families and honors the sacri ces of members of the armed forces,” said Florida Park Service Director Donald V. Forgione. “We encourage Florida’s citizens and visitors to enjoy our state’s natural and cultural resources while honoring our dedicated service men and women.” If you are in the Apalachicola area, be sure to visit the Three Soldiers Detail statue at Orman House Historic State Park. This one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture was made from the original mold of the Three Servicemen Statue that is part of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. If you are near Jacksonville, be sure to visit Fort Clinch State Park for the History of the American Soldier event saluting our Armed Forces on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Living historians from each major U.S. military con ict will share information along with military history displays from the Revolutionary War to present day. Period music and ring demonstrations will highlight the experience. Visitors may purchase refreshments from the Fort Clinch Canteen. Entrance is $6 per vehicle, up to eight people. Fort admission is one canned food item per person, which will be donated to the Barnabas Food Pantry. Veterans and active duty military are invited to come dressed in uniform. Florida’s state parks offer free or discounted Annual Entrance Passes to those who currently serve or have served in the U.S. military branches, veterans with service-related disabilities and surviving spouses of members of the U.S. military who have fallen in combat. The discounted or free Florida State Parks Annual Entrance Pass is available at any Florida State Park staffed ranger station. *Free entry to any Florida state park except Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. Florida Park Service honors veterans 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).  Matthew Scott McGhee, 19, S.W. 20th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 6 by Deputy Bryan Holden on a felony charge of violation of probation dealing in stolen property. He is being held without bond.  Corey Daniel Koch, 17, N.W. 30th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 6 by Deputy Marcus Collier on juvenile take and hold warrants charging him with the felony of grand theft (two counts) and the misdemeanor of petit theft (two counts). He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Michelle Leona King, 51, N.E. 60th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 6 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation worker’s compensation fraud. She is being held without bond.  David Edward Farmer, 46, S.W. 28th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 7 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with conspiracy to traf c in illegal drugs. He was released on his own recognizance. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report Widows of veterans are possibly eligible for free VA bene ts. Two of the bene ts they may be entitled to are Death Pension or Dependency Indemity Compensation (DIC). The Death Pension, more commonly known as a widow’s pension is an income based program through the Department of Veterans Affairs. To be eligible for a widow’s pension, the veteran must have served at least 90 days active service with at least one day during a war-time period and received a discharge under other than dishonorable conditions. Also, eligible widows in a nursing home or assisted living facility may also apply and a family member can assist in the application. The other bene t, DIC, is not income based, but is a monetary compensation provided to the widow for the death of a veteran from a service connected disability, or in some instances whose death resulted from a non-service connected injury or disease and was rated 100% service connected from the VA. Widows or family members who think they may be eligible for a widow’s pension or DIC (even if not sure if death is service related) should contact the County Veterans’ Service Of cer Betsy Grinslade at 863-763-6441, ext. 5. Veteran’s widows eligible for bene ts

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee hopes to avoid a losing season tonight when they travel to Clewiston to tangle with their long-time rival. Clewiston (4-5) got off to a slow start this y ear against top opponents, losing their rst four games to American Heritage Plantation, Glades Day, King's Academy and Martin County. Since then, they have responded by winning four out of their last ve games against district opponents like Labelle, Lake Placid, Booker and Avon Park. While the Tigers still like to run the football behind the strong and fast Virthavious Robinson, 1,086 yards, and eight touchdowns, they are also capable of passing the ball, led by quarterback Tyler Clemmons, 722 yards passing and six touchdowns. Other players to watch include Derry West, DeMarcus Terry, John Gonzales, and Cedric Brown. Clewiston has also quali ed for the playoffs this year and will play Cocoa next Friday on the road. Okeechobee (4-5) will get a boost from the return of LaVante Spivey, who was sorely missed in the game last week against Olympic Heights. He has been among the team leaders in passing, rushing and receiving this year. Coach Chris Branham said he would like to see his team execute better and avoid turnovers. They had four against Olympic Heights. He also wants better results on special teams. Branham said Clewiston has switched their defense this year and have a wellrounded offensive team. He also praised their offensive tackles, who control things at the line of scrimmage. "I've told the team this is a rivalry game and you have to execute and control the line of scrimmage. If we do that we can win the game." He compared this game to the Bears Packers, Yankees versus Red Sox, Alabama Auburn and other well known rivalries. D.J. Washington has an outside shot at 1,000 yards rushing if he has a big game tonight. Branham also spoke highly of this year's senior class. He said he has enjoyed the time he spent with them, and really felt they did a phenomenal job. He said the team would be motivated by the opportunity to avoid a losing record. "This is our last game so this is our playof f game. I'm glad I had this one shot with this group of seniors. I've got a lot out of them. We have had a lot of great individual performances and I feel the defense has been pretty tough to score on this year. There have been a lot of positives and a lot to be proud of," he added. Brahmans end season on road in Clewiston 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Over 100 Listings HUNDRED ACRE PONDEROSA. Beauty abounds on this secluded Paradise. 3Bd/2Ba/2 Garage, 1873 SF under air-2798 TLA. CBS, Fireplace, Florida room. NEWER Bldgs Barn w/tack, Equipment shed, 50x40 Workshop. Excellent drainage, great cattle land, cowpens, set up for rotating grazing. 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Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.co m David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol Professional Fire“ghters and Paramedics of Okeechobee County Local 2918Rallying Around RyanŽBene“t Luncheon Place order by emailing the time for delivery and amount of dinners to getwellryan@gmail.com by 5pm on Thursday, November 15thAny questions, call Justin at 634-7281 or Donny at 634-6464Food prepared by David and Justin Hazellief and crew! $1000 Sliced Pork LuncheonWith Potatoes, Beans, Roll and DessertFriday, Nov. 16th10:30am 1:30pm th Ave 12 Okeechobee News November 9, 2012 Share your news and photos for this column by email to okeenews@newszap.comScouting Report By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Brahmans boys basketball team will hold their Purple and White game at the OHS Gymnasium this Saturday night at 5 p.m. Admission is $1. Be sure to come out and support the Brahman team this year. Alex Estremera of the Brahman baseball team gave a verbal commitment to attend Indian River State College to play baseball next year. Former Brahman wrestler Donny Bush ran his amateur record to (6-1) as he competed in a mixed martial arts ght in Panama City, Panama on Oct. 19, at the Veneto W yndham Grand Hotel and Casino. Bush defeated Kevin Blackman of Panama by decision as he won two of the three rounds. He competed in the 145-pound weight division. Bush will be part of an MMA card at the Highlands County Fairgrounds this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 apiece. Bush thanked his sponsors Emerson and J eanna Billie, Mike and Patricia Gore, and his father Scott and grandmother Shirley Bush for their support. Tabatha Henry and Hernan Baltazar w ill represent the Okeechobee Cross Country teams on Saturday at the Region 4-3A meet at South Fork High School. Henry has high hopes of reaching the state nals this y ear. She was third at the district meet. Hernan nished in the top 12 at districts and also hopes to improve his performance Saturday morning. Thirteen schools will be represented in the girls cross country regional nal and 15 boys teams will be represented. The Lady Brahman basketball team lost in their preseason opener to state ranked Bartow, 81-37 at the Highlands County tournament in Sebring. Ami Edwards had 12 points and 14 rebounds. Carley McCoin had 15 points and eight steals. Taylor Trent added points for Okeechobee. Bartow had four players in double gures. Coach Erin Morrow said Bartow is serious about basketball and works hard all year long. Five of their players have been offered college scholarships, "They were big quick and athletic. It was a good preseason game to show us what we can improve upon." Morrow said the guards will have to step up and do a better job of getting the ball down the court. She will also emphasize communication on the court and rebounding on the defensive end of the court. The Brahmans boys soccer team rolled over Lincoln Park Academy 5-0 in their season opener Tuesday. Wilson Barahona had two goals and Sergio Vargas, Brian Guerrero, and Hunter Pritchard scored one goal apiece. Barahona and Guerrero added one assist. The Lady Brahman soccer team lost to powerful Treasure Coast 8-0 by the mercy rule late in the second half on Tuesday. Treasure Coast is (2-0-1). Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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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.By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.or less, without signi“cant side effects, while continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ce for those patients in need. Please call 863-4679500 for more information. 13 Okeechobee News November 9, 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 14 Okeechobee News November 9, 2012

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Garage/ Yard Sales3 Family Yard Sale Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 7 am FIRM 1351 SW 86th Ave Lazy 7 Estates Furniture, clothes, toys and household items OKEECHOBEE 2900 SE 18th Ct. (TI). Fri. 11/9 & Sat. 11/10. 8am to 3 pm. Women’s plus size clothes, some men’s XL, new & like new, NO JUNK. 600 plus paperbacks (popular authors), X-mas, children’s, & handicap items & much more! Look for Red & White signs. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Yard Sale Saturday Only! November 10th, 7am noon at 1400 SE 8th Drive. Recliner, microwave, ladies clothes, linens, glassware and more. YARD SALE FRI. 9th 7:30am-12pm SAT. 10th 7:30am-2pm 2913 SE 35th Ave. Household goods, clothing, furniture, pictures and nick knacks. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Special Notice Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee Counties Inc. Board Vacancies Private Business Sector The Early Learning of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee Counties, is a non-pro t organization and is in need of 2 private-business sector board members as representatives of Okeechobee County. Please visit our website at www.ELCIRMO.org for a list of responsibilities, roles, characteristics and expectations. If your are interested in being a member of the Coalition’s Board of Directors, please contact Jacki Jackson at 877-220-1223 x233 or complete the application on our website. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED CLASS ACDL WITH HAZMAT AND TANKER ENDORSEMENT REQUIRED APPLY WITHIN AT: DIAMOND R FERTILIZER 710 NE 5TH AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL. Employment Part TimeOlder Gentleman wanted to drive Legally Blind Man, approx. 4 days a week. Must have valid driver license call for more details. 863-634-4391 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Special Notice 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 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 Tiny Yorkie Pups 2-males,shots/vets health cert./CKC reg.Papers.$450 ea.cash.863-610-2725. Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 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. On Canal1 bd cottage w/ separate Dining room & Kitchen, screened in porch. Watch the boats go by on the canal! $600/mo. includes util. Call: (772)359-1640 Houses Rent3bd/2ba T.I., Completely furnished just bring your clothes,boat dock, seawall&lawn care. Seasonal-$1,500/mo. Yearly-$1,200/mo. Seasonal rented for 4 months,we will pay utilities. Call for details 863-763-0416 Duplex 2bd/1ba $600 monthly plus $300 sec. deposit. Call for more information 863-610-4422 Houses RentNew Large 4bd/3ba Two Story Home, 2.5 Car garage, screened porch, all appliances included. Located in Conner’s Gable Subdivision. $1,200 monthly Call 863-467-8559 OKEE2/1 $575.00 mo. Beautiful Ranch setting located 12 miles N.E. of town. Lawn,pest, trash, backup generator and utilities included. Recently remodeled. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800 No Pets. OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. ON RIM CANAL Modern brick w/tile, 3BR, 2.5 BA, boat dock. $850/mo. optional cottage for additional fee. Call 772-359-1640. Office Space RentOKEECHOBEE Executive of ce spaces avail. $350 month. Includes Alarm, electric, water, and WiFi. Call 863-697-9663. VacationRentalsUNEXPECTED VACANCIES AT RIVER BLUFF FISHING RESORT. 1/1s & 2/2s AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY FOR LONG OR SHORT TERM. 863-447-0742 OR 863-467-4371 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lots SaleLOT FOR SALE IN SW SECTION, JUST UNDER 1/2 ACRE, $34,000 CALL 561-707-0868 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 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 KISSIMMEE RIVE R Estates, 2 Bedroom, 17503 Broadland Ln. Nice, clean home w/car port and 3 large sheds. $500 mo. + $400 sec. Lawn & Water maintenance included. 317-402-5441. Mobile HomeSale2/1 Mobile Home updated, metal roofover, fully furnished, 12’x24’ Fl room,2 yard sheds, friendly park, new items, cabinets, refrigerator,washer, etc. Call for more details. 863-467-7996 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 15 Okeechobee News November 9, 2012

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Mobile HomeSaleCASABLANCA PARK 9441 Hwy 78 West, Adult Park,3BR, 1.5BA, Fully furnished, W/D, Big Florida room, Lots of updates. $15,000 OBO (219)384-3407 Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded $0 Down, Singlewides $299/Mo 800-622-2832 ext 210 TOTALLY REMODELED 2BR, 1BA, 10X40 scr. porch, laundry rm w/W/D, fully furn. $20,000. 817-709-0319. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 7950 HWY 78 West #lot 137. Large pull-thru lot boat ramps into canal access Okeechobee lake, lot concrete and pavers $250 a month annually (electric extra) or $650.00 monthly with electric (seasonal). (954)444-6614 or (954)214-7391 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice LEGAL NOTICEA public auction of stored personal property, from Okeechobee Store-NLock: to be conducted at 4129 Hwy 441 South, Okeechobee, FL will be held to pay unpaid storage fees (pursuant to Section 83.806, Florida Statues). Public Auction to be held on November 10, 2012 beginning at 10:00 am The personal property in the following units will be auctioned. All payments must be made in full, CASH ONLY, by the date/time of auction.JONATHAN ALLGOOD Unit #27 SARAH R. LINDLEY, Unit #26 JAMES LADUKE Unit #39 LESTER CORDES Unit #76 CHRISTINE SCIBELLI, Unit #88 CHRISTOPHER W. MOATS Unit #159 KIMBERLY A. CANDELL Unit #163 RACHAEL N. HENNON, Unit #171 MOISES OROZCO, Unit #175 JEROME PERKINS, Unit #14 REBECCA JOACHIM, Unit #172 429818 ON 11/2,9/2012 PUBLIC NOTICENotice is hereby given that the Okeechobee Utility Authority intends to apply for a Wastewater Loan/Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service for the design and construction of the East Side Wastewater Expansion Project. The project is intended to remove septic tanks and package wastewater treatment plants near the north shore of Lake Okeechobee and to replace these with a publicly owned and operated collection system. In addition to the collection system, the project will also include a regional pump station and sanitary force main to transport the collected wastewater to the OUA regional plant located on Cemetery Road for treatment and disposal. The result of this project is intended to be a part of the overall plan to clean up and improve water quality within Lake Okeechobee and the headwaters to the Everglades. Any questions or comments should be directed to the Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL, 34974, or by telephone during the hours of 7 AM to 6 PM Monday through Thursday, telephone 863-763-9460. 430388 ON 11/9,11/2012 NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on November 29, 2012, at 9:00 A.M. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room (the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom), at the Okeechobee County Courthouse located at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving comments and suggestions in consideration of the adoption of a proposed Ordinance. The title of said proposed Ordinance is: AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 52 IMPACT FEES OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of this Notice of Intent will be available for public inspection at the County Administration of ce, Okeechobee County Courthouse at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida each week day, Monday through Friday, except holidays between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., beginning on November 9, 2012. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. MARGARET GARRARD HELTON, CHAIR BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 430453 ON 11/9/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD190 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3596 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ROSE ACRES LOT 19 1-20-37-36-0010-00000-0190 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429061 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD189 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3592 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ROSE ACRES LOT 16 LESS W 82 FT 1-20-37-36-0010-00000-0160 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429054 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD179 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2453 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 4 LOT 8 BLOCK 48 1-05-37-35-0040-00480-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: N & A REAL ESTATE XI LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429009 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD188 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3591 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ROSE ACRES LOT 14 LESS W 82 FT 1-20-37-36-0010-00000-0140 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429052 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD181 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2790 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: OKEECHOBEE PARK LOT 3 & EAST 1/2 OF LOT 4 BLOCK 42 1-17-37-35-0020-00420-0030 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: AMAURY CABRERA HERNANDEZ Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429012 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD182 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3009 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 3 W 130 FT OF TRACT A 1-25-37-35-0040-00030-020A Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BRINKERHOFF 411 ASSOCIATES LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429013 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-000482-CA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. DONALD E. BLITCH; ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DONALD E. BLITCH; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant, who is not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: 3709 NW 22ND AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 1117 SW 7TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 413 EAGLE ROCK ROAD, BRANSON, MO 65616 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 16, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relie f demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 5th day of Nov., 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Cler k IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION NOT LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS AT 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, PORT ST. LUCIE, FL 34972 OR CALL 1-772-807-4370 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 711. 430387 ON 11/9,16/2012 NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Tourist Development Council (TDC) of Okeechobee County on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Tourist Development Council Of ce located at 2800 N.W. 20th Trail (Airport Terminal Bldg.), Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the TDC with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Kathy Scott, Tourism Coordinator Tourist Development Council Okeechobee County 430406 ON 11/9/2012 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds.NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD174 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1113 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS C & D OF TRACT 21 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 21 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 21 25 34S 33E 1-25-34-33-0A00-00021-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CATHERINE BLACKWOOD-WALKER STANLEY BLACKWOOD-WALKER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428991 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 16 Okeechobee News November 9, 2012 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Your new car could be in todays paper. Have youlookedforit? One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD192 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2589 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: CONNERS HIGHLANDS LOTS 17 18 19 BLOCK 27 1-09-37-35-0020-00270-0170 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RICHARDEAN SINGLETON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429010 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD178 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2036 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES SEC 6 LOT 8 BLOCK 9 1-27-33-35-0060-00090-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DEANA LOHR LAZARO RODRIGUEZ Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429008 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD170 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 801 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 2 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 2 22 34S 33E 1-22-34-33-0A00-00002-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JASMINE D ROSE-MARSHALL Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428986 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public Notice Shop here first! The classified ads Shop here first! The classified ads Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD167 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 352 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 24 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 24 13 34S 33E 1-13-34-33-0A00-00024-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BOBBIE LUE HUFF Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428982 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD191 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3644 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: QUAIL WOODS PARCEL 2 1-36-37-36-0010-00000-0020 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KIMBERLY GAIL THOMAS MARK W MATTSON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429068 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD177 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1651 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 7 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 07 34 34S 33E 1-34-34-33-0A00-00007-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CLEVELAND SENIOR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428994 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD175 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1326 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 31 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 31 35 34S 33E 1-35-34-33-0A00-00031-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC. Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428992 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD183 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3057 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 11 LOT 62 1-25-37-35-0120-00110-0620 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ELSIE PIKE LIGHTNER ET AL THOMAS LEE MEYERHOEFFER CHERYL DARLENE KUNKLER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429014 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD173 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1075 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 6 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 06 25 34S 33E 1-25-34-33-0A00-00006-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KARL P HESS NANCY R HESS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428989 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD171 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 967 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 30 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 30 23 34S 33E 1-23-34-33-0A00-00030-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: FRANCOIS R JEAN GYROL JEAN-PAUL Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428987 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD176 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1380 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 9 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 09 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 09 28 34S 33E 1-28-34-33-0A00-00009-E000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: EDITH E MARTIN PETER G MARTIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428993 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Technical Review Committee of the City of Okeechobee will meet in Regular Session on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at 10:00 a.m ., City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact Patty Burnette at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: Brian Whitehall, City Administrator 430400 ON 11/9/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD172 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1050 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS C & D OF TRACT 32 EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 32 AND WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 32 BOTH BEING IN SECTION 24 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 1-24-34-33-0A00-00032-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DERILUS JEUNE DIEULA JEUNE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428988 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. 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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD169 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA t he holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 644 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 5 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00005-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANDREA FORBES CARL JAMES LENFORD E FORBES Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428984 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD168 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 401 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT A OF TRACT 9 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 9 14 34S 33E 1-14-34-33-0A00-00009-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CARMEN DROUGHT EMMETT PHELPS LISA STEPHENS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428983 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Okeechobee County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the unincorporated area of the County, for the cost of providing any or all of the following services: drainage, road improvements, including, but not limited to roadside ditches, swales, and sidewalks, street lighting, street resurfacing, canal cleaning and canal maintenance, enhanced or substitute solid waste collection and disposal, stormwater treatment and mosquito control, commencing for the scal year beginning on October 1, 2013. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room (the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom), at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the Of ce of the County Clerk of Okeechobee County, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to proceeding or call 1-772-807-4370:IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770. Dated this 25th day of October, 2012. MARGARET GARRARD HELTON, CHAIR BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 429851 ON 11/2,9,16,23/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD186 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3503 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: COM AT NW COR OF SEC 17 THENCE ALONG W BDRY OF SEC 2627.06 FT TO 1/4 SEC LINE THENCE S 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC E 1891 FT TO PT THENCE N 0 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC E 1222 FT TO POB THENCE CONT N 0 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC E 100 FT THENCE N 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC W 100 FT THENCE AT RT ANGLES S 100 FT THENCE E TO POB 17 37S 36E .23 ACRES 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-050B Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LINDA C JOYNER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429050 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD180 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2616 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 14 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA RUN NORTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 14 A DISTANCE OF 1185.70 FEET THEN RUN WEST AT A RIGHT ANGLE FOR A DISTANCE OF 378 FEET THEN RUN NORTH AT A RIGHT ANGLE FOR A DISTANCE OF 450 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN EAST A DISTANCE OF 120.27 FEET TO THE CENTER OF A ROAD THEN RUN NORTH ALONG THE CENTER OF SAID ROAD A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET THENCE RUN WEST A DISTANCE OF 120.27 FEET THEN RUN SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SUBJECT HOWEVER TO A COMMON EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE EAST 17.5 FEET THEREOF ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOT 38 DEBBIE PARK AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 SE 1/4 OF SECTION 14 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-14-37-35-0A00-00068-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CAROLYN HAYES RIPPY CAROLYN SUE GATLIN DON R RIPPY ESTATE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429011 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD187 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3514 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: COMMENCING AT THE QUARTER SECTION CORNER OF THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG THE QUARTER SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 180 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 880 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 198 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LYING AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND ALSO DESCRIBED AS PARCEL 73E OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-073E Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN ALINE NORMAN RAMIREZ Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429051 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD185 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3493 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT 24E FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALL LYING IN SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF SECTION 17 THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 57 MIN 33 SEC EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET TO A POINT SAID POINT LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 2ND AVENUE AND BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE NORTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 2ND AVENUE AND SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 2ND AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 208.32 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 2ND AVENUE AND THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 4TH STREET THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 4TH STREET A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO AN EXISTING IRON PIN THENCE SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 206.12 FEET TO A POINT SAID POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SECTION 17 THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 57 MIN 33 SEC WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-024E Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN JANNE JAIMES-LUVIANO JANNE L JAIMES Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429049 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 INVITATION TO BID INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE TANK St. Lucie West Campus Port. St. Lucie, Florida EDA Investment No. 04-01-06551 Notice is hereby given that Indian River State College will receive SEALED bids in Room S233, located in Building “S” at the IRSC Main Campus 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596 until 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2012 for the INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE TANK on the St. Lucie West Campus, Port. St. Lucie, Florida. The Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration is providing partial funding for this project (EDA Investment No. 04-01-06551). This project will require Davis Bacon Wages Rates See Speci cation for pertinent information on this bid process. No Bids shall be received after the date and time speci ed above. The Sealed Bids shall be opened privately by the Owner and a certi ed Bid Tabulation shall be made Public with in 48 Hours of the Sealed Bid Date and Time. This project is construction of an 874,000-gallon concrete thermal energy storage tank; pump house and associated civil work on a location to the southwest of the new STEM Building on the St. Lucie West Campus. Trades are landscaping & irrigation, site development and utilities, soil treatment, cast-in-place concrete, masonry, miscellaneous steel and standing seam metal roo ng, caulking and sealant, doors, frames and hardware, stucco, painting, re extinguishers, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electric. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and will be completed within 265 calendar days from the issue date of the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated Damages of $500.00 per day will be assessed for each consecutive calendar day the Project exceeds the Substantial and Final Completion dates. BUY AMERICAN CLAUSE Contractors are hereby noti ed that they are encouraged, to the greatest extent practicable, to purchase American made equipment and products with funding provided under this award. A complete examination and understanding of the drawings and speci cations is necessary in order to properly submit a Bid. Bid Documents will be available for examination at Donadio & Associates Architects, P.A.Of ce, 609 17th Street, Vero Beach, Florida 32960. Drawings and speci cations will be on le at West Side Reprographics, West Palm and Vero Beach locations will have Plans/Specs available for purchase, contact Debby @ 561-842-0404 WPB and David @772-257-0404 Vero Beach. The Plans and Speci cations have been prepared by Donadio & Associates Architects, P.A. Bidders are instructed to forward all communications regarding the Plans and Speci cation in writing to Donadio & Associates Architects, P.A., Attention: Haydn Curtis at Haydn@donadio-arch.com rather than the Engineer or Owner. All addenda will be prepared and only issued Donadio & Associates Architects, P.A. Bidders shall submit ONE (1) MARKED ORIGINAL AND TWO (2) PHOTOCOPIES OF THE COMPLETED BID PACKAGE in a sealed envelope to the address listed above. The Project Name, Bid Number, Time and Date of the Bid opening shall be clearly marked on the outside of the sealed envelope. Facsimile or electronic responses shall not be accepted. All Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for ninety (90) calendar days after the day of the Bid opening The Owner reserves the right to waive any information, to reject any or all Bids, or to re-advertise for Bids. Award, will be to the low responsible and quali ed Bidder whose Bid is responsive to the invitation and is most advantageous to the Owner, price and other factors considered. The Owner speci cally reserves the right to take the Bidder’s past performance into consideration in determining the Bidder and its Bid are responsible and quali ed, and most advantageous to the Owner. 429591 ON 10/26;11/9/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida Statutes on November 21, 2012 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 2002 JAGUAR, VIN#SAJDA24C72LF46718Located at: 1254 N.W. 106 Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. (954) 920-6020 *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 429821 ON 11/9/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD184 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3476 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: BEGINNING AT THE QUARTER SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST RUN THENCE NORTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC EAST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 22.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 22.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 78.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE AFORESAID SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 78.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOT 3D OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT OF A PART OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST AND A PORTION OF LOT 4D FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN SECTIONS 17 AND 18 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA SAID PORTION OF LOT 4D BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE WEST 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 22.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 3D SAID FOUR SEASONS ESTATES FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 1.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY R/W LINE OF NE 8TH WAY 70’ WIDE THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 54 MIN 53 SEC EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY R/W LINE OF NE 8TH WAY A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY R/W LINE OF NE 64TH AVE 80’ WIDE THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC WEST ALONG SAID WESTERLY R/W LINE A DISTANCE OF 1.00 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF AFORESAID LOT 3D THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 54 MIN 53 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3D A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-003D Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN D JACQUELINE WHITE WARTA JACQUELINE D WARTA JACQUELINE D WHITE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770 429048 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 18 Okeechobee News November 9, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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19 Okeechobee News November 9, 2012 ACROSS 1 Given by 5 Milton or Shelley 10 2004 Best Actor 14 __ lamp 15 Rockers place 16 Top 17 Had too much 18 Comforting words 19 Midas competitor 20 Lawyer after too much coffee? 23 Military response 24 Came with 28 Bowies scientist role in The PrestigeŽ 32 Im just __ boy, I need no sympathyŽ: Bohemian RhapsodyŽ 33 Bank worker that never takes time off 36 A day at the spa? 39 Snub, say 41 First U.S. multimillionaire 42 Draft status 43 George, Abe et al.? 46 Prime meridian std. 47 Pianist Claudio 48 Rubys spouse 50 Welcome site 53 Onetime SCTVŽ head writer Harold 57 Place to find both parts of 20-, 36and 43-Across 61 Gertz of Still StandingŽ 64 Truth held to be self-evident 65 Roquefort hue 66 Israeli arms 67 Tubes on the table 68 Gas or elec. 69 Olympic VIPs 70 Newarks county 71 Chilly and wet DOWN 1 Left the coop 2 Hams medium 3 Printing extras 4 Is living the dream 5 60s TV munchkin 6 MS Word output 7 OPEC founding member 8 Cancel, slangily 9 ... over __ flock by nightŽ: Luke 10 Deal with 11 __-Locka, Florida 12 MTV Generation member 13 Old designation for strong beer 21 Bit of sediment 22 Big engine sound 25 __ concern 26 Geographical mnemonic 27 Spring for, with toŽ 29 Reaction to an offensive line, perhaps 30 Zap 31 Recess riposte 33 Equally irate 34 Complete, briefly 35 Sakis real name 37 My badŽ 38 Addresses with dots 40 Phew!Ž evoker 44 Sunniest place on Earth, per Guinness 45 Corks location 49 iPod accessory 51 Like losers faces after a buzzerbeating shot 52 April concern 54 Island nation near Sicily 55 Trap at the chalet 56 Move furtively 58 Some reds, briefly 59 Actress Skye 60 Roswells st. 61 Makeshift band instrument 62 Nitrogen-based dye 63 Days beginning? By Jonathan Porat (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/28/11 04/28/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle MOORE HAVEN—The new IGA Harvest Hometown Market is open at last. Since the old U-Save in Moore Haven closed in October 2011, Moore Haven residents have had no choice but to drive 16 miles or more each way to the closest supermarket. This has placed a real hardship on those who do not have transportation. Earlier this year, Joe Sweet, who owns Harvest House Grocery on U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee, decided to invest in Moore Haven. “We could have gone anywhere around the lake,” said Mr. Sweet. “There were a lot of stores available. But the need was here. “We want an opportunity to grow, to be a service to the public, to make a difference in the community,” he said, “We would like to see the community grow. We would like to be a part of that.” Mr. Sweet and his wife, Lisa, have made a big investment in the store. Just cleaning the place up cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The store employs 32 people. Mr. Sweet said he was overwhelmed by the response to their rst “help wanted” ad. In an 8-hour period, over 200 people applied to work. “We interviewed them all,” he said. “We wanted to give everybody an opportunity.” He said some people who applied drove over from Clewiston and Okeechobee. “There are just not enough jobs to go around,” he said. Work on the building started in July. The clean up was a big job. They had to tear down some of the walls and chip out and replace some of the oors. They did a lot of scraping, bleaching and disinfecting before they could even think about painting. Those who have visited the building in recent weeks frequently commented: “It smells clean in here.” The spacious store now offers fresh produce, meat, dairy foods and a wide variety of canned and boxed goods. Mr. Sweet said they tried to consider the population when allocating space for various products. For example, the store’s spice aisle has 1,500 different seasonings. “This is more of a cooking community,” said Mr. Sweet. “If they want to make something, I want them to nd all of the ingredients here.” The store carries IGA brands as well as other popular brands. For example, in the ice cream department customers can choose from IGA ice cream, Blue Bunny or Breyers. He said they will probably make some changes after the store opens if there is customer demand for something they didn’t initially offer. “We picked as much variety as possible,” he said. Mr. Sweet is proudest of the section of the store he calls his “dollar department.” The dollar department has more than 1,000 items for $1 each. The wide range of products for $1 includes items such as toothpaste, shampoo, plastic goods, trash bags, canned chili, seasonings, jelly, cereal, batteries and instant coffee. “This is not something you usually see in a supermarket, but I thin k there is a need for it in this community,” he explained. IGA stands for the Independent Grocers Alliance. IGA was founded in 1926, bringing together independent grocers across the United States to ensure that the trusted, familyowned local grocery store remained strong in the face of growing chain competition. The IGA motto is “Hometown Proud.” For more information online, go to www.iga.com. New grocery opens in Moore Haven The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. “We honor our veterans, active and reserve service members, and their families this Veterans Day with an invitation to launch a boat or swim at one of our beaches free of charge, said Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, USACE Deputy Commanding General for Civil Works and Emergency Operations. The day-use fee waiver requires only verbal con rmation of service. This waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters. USACE does not charge an entrance fee to access its parks. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the Veterans Day waiver of fees in the areas that they manage. “We rst began the Veterans Day fee waiver in 2006 as a way to honor the men and women who have served our nation and the armed forces, and to encourage them and their families to spend some time together enjoying America’s great outdoors,” added Walsh. With more than 370 million visits annually to 422 lake and river projects, USACE is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation. It’s estimated that 90 percent of the more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide are within 50 miles of metropolitan areas and offer a diverse range of outdoor activities to people of all ages. To discover the recreation site nearest you, please visit PublicMail.CESAJ-CC@usace. army.mil. You might just see them on our Facebook page! Corps waives fees on Veterans Day YMCA to hold School’s OutYMCA in Okeechobee will host “School’s Out” programs on Nov. 21, Dec. 26-28, Jan. 2,3,4 and 7. YMCA Okeechobee School’s Out in partnership with the Children’s Service Council of Okeechobee County will host children’s programs at South Elementary School 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. You can enter through the cafeteria entrance on the bus loop. Register the day your children attend. Fees are $20 per day or $15 per day if your child is on free or reduced lunch. There are discounts for siblings. Children will enjoy a fun and safe environment with highly quali ed YMCA staff. Call 863-462-5087 for more information. Sign up for Upward BasketballUpward Basketball is planned at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Basketball and cheerleading registration is $65 and is due by Nov. 28. Forms/ info are available at the church of ce and by calling 863-763-2171. Evaluations and orientation are mandatory and will be held Nov. 29, 5:30-7 p.m. ( rst fourth grade) and Nov. 30, 5:30-7p.m. ( fth sixth grade). Practices begin Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Games are Saturdays between Jan. 12 and March 2.

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Planetarium plans showsFORT PIERCE—Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium Starlight Series 2012-2013 is underway with the galactic show, “The Goldilocks Planet.” A udiences will join in a search for other earth-like worlds and orbiting distant stars that are “just right” for supporting life. The Goldilocks Planet will be presented on Nov. 16 and 17. Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15, the planetarium w ill present “Star of Wonder.” Join us in our search for the star that may h ave guided the Magi to Bethlehem over two thousand years ago. Find out how an astronomer might explain this great mystery. Star of Wonder has been a family holiday tradition at the Hallstrom Planetarium since 1993. Planetarium show times are Friday evenings at 7 and 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 1 and 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the IRSC Box O ce at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center or by calling 1-800-220-9915 with VISA, Discover, A merican Express, or MasterCard or visit w ww.irsc.edu. Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and for children over the age of four. The Hallstrom planetarium’s temperature is maintained at 72 degrees and visitors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.Craft Fair in the WoodsOKEECHOBEE—Freedom Ranch, 11655 Hwy. 441 S.E. will host the Sixth A nnual Craft Fair in the Woods on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will feature Christmas decorations, j ewelry, woodcrafts, ne art, baked and canned goods, fabric, yarn, paper and y ard crafts and more. The fair will also feature swamp buggy rides and pony rides. Vendors interested in participating should contact Freedom Ranch/Alpha Ministries at 863-763-9800 or email craftfairinthewoods@gmail.com.21st Lake Okeechobee HikeLAKE OKEECHOBEE—The annual “Big O Hike” will start Nov. 17. This will be the start of the 21st annual hike around Lake Okeechobee on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 35 feet above the surrounding countryside. Hikers assemble at the Pahokee Marina ready to take the rst step at 8 a.m., heading north for a nineday, 110 mile trek. The hike is actually a series of one-day hikes and participants can join or le ave the other hikers at any trail head around Lake Okeechobee. There is no charge for the hike. For information contact Paul Cummings at Cummingsps@att.net or write to him at 9887 Cross Pine Court, Lake Worth or call 561-963-9906.World Beer FestivalESTERO—All About Beer Magazine will present the World Beer Festival on Saturday, Nov. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. at Germain Arena in Estero, 11000 Everblades Parkway. The festival will feature beer samples from craft, specialty and imports from local, regional, national and global breweries. The festival will bene t Estero Relay for Life and the Sidney and Bern Davis Arts Center. For more information online, see the World Beer Festivals page on Facebook.Family Fun Fall FestOKEECHOBEE—Butch’s and Bubba’s Redneck Yacht Clubs will host the Family Fun Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. The event will take place at Okee-Tantie Campground and will feature lots of fun for the whole family including music, bounce house, games and more! Entry is just $5 for a carload. Live entertainment will begin at noon and a Cornhole Tournament is also planned. For more information on the tournament, call Mo at 863-634-0577. Mexican food will be available; there will be sliced pork sandwiches available by Butch’s Redneck Yacht Club as well as an Amateur Homeboy Barbecue Cooking Contest. For barbecue contest information call Billy at 863-467-1570. Eagles Art EventOKEECHOBEE—The Fraternal Order of Eagles 4137 Auxiliary will host their Fourth Annual Art Event featuring the Florida Highwaymen Artists and the second generation Highwaymen Artists, as well as other Award Winning Artists from our area on Dec. 1, at 9985 Hwy. 441 North. If you would like to participate in this event please call Lynn Earley, 863697-2443. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 Auxiliary Charities fund.Hamfest in the WoodsOKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will hold HAMFEST on Saturday, Nov. 24 beginning at 8 a.m. The event, known as Hamfest in the Woods is held at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. in Okeechobee. Hamfest is an electronics, radio and technology swap meet/yard sale where people interested in Ham Radio and computers meet to buy and sell...well, almost anything of a technical nature. Gates open at 7 a.m. for vendors, and at 8 a.m. for the general public. Entry is $5 per person, and sellers pay an additional $5 for a tailgate space in the marketplace. The public is invited and welcome at the Hamfest and there are hourly drawings for prizes during the event. For more information on the Hamfest, please contac t Tom Timmons, Okeechobee Amateu r Radio Club President at 863-467-5435.Hospice Festival of TreesOKEECHOBEE—The annual Festival of Trees will be held Nov. 26-Dec. 4 a t Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 Southeas t 4th Street. This event helps raise money for the bene t of patient care in the Hamrick Home—a residence and in-patient facility providing 24 hour care. Decorated trees and other holiday decorations are donated by local clubs and individuals and sold in a silent auction during the festival. The Festival of Trees will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, Tuesday, Nov. 27, Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday, Nov. 29. The festival will be open on Friday, Nov. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.; on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. Groups wishing to schedule a speci c time to see the trees can make arrangements by calling Brigitte Irby at 863-357-1639 or Debbie Johnson at 863-467-2321. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 Special events and celebrations planned this month Courtesy photoThe Craft Fair in the Woods is planned for Nov. 10 Courtesy photoThe Big O Hike starts Nov. 17

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Must be a NEW Players Club Member (Must not be a member in any Seminole or Hard Rock Casino in Florida Players Club)NEW MEMBERS GET $ 50 FREE PLAY AND $ 10 FOOD CREDIT WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR A PLAYERS CLUB WILD CARD! Wednesdays$27,000 up for grabs!$30,000 on Sat, Nov 24-Earn Entries Daily! 50 $100 Cash Winners on Mon, Nov 26! 3 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 Special Menu at Josiah in honor of Native American Heritage MonthSEMINOLE CASINO BRIGHTON— It’s a cornucopia of cash thing at Seminole Brighton Casino, where three lucky w inners will take home $10,000 cash each! On Saturday, Nov. 24, three grand prize drawings will be held at 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. with $30,000 cash on the line. Earn entries daily in November. On Wednesdays, win a chance to play Seminole Hi Lo and your share of $10,000 in cash. On Friday, Nov.16, 50 players will w in $100 in free play. Then, on Monday, Nov.26, 50 winners will get $100 in cash. Players can enjoy the newly-added bingo matinee sessions on Thursdays and Fridays at 11:45 a.m. Packs are $18 and $28. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Josiah is o ering a special menu on Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18. The restaurant captures the vision and avor of classic Native American dishes, masterfully spinning them into a one-of-a-kind menu. Tuesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, v isitors 55 and older will get a free bag lunch, while supplies last. On Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., visitors 55 and older will get a free breakfast, while supplies last. The free bag lunch and breakfast o ers are open to new or returning Player’s Club members. Not a member? It’s free to join, so sign up today. As always, there is free bus transportation from the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee at 1200 State Road 70. On Tuesdays, the bus picks up at 10:30 a.m. It departs the casino at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the bus picks up at 2:15 p.m. and departs at 7:30 p.m. On Sundays, the bus picks up at 11:15 a.m. and departs at 6 p.m. See the Player’s Club for promotion details.About Seminole Casino Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 405 slot and gaming machines, a seven-table poker room, high-stakes bingo action and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com. Cornucopia of Cash at Seminole Casino Brighton By Tony YoungFWCNovember means the 2012-13 huntin’ season is in full swing. In this month’s column, I cover almost everything you need to know about general gun, fall turkey, quail, snipe and the second phase of mourning and white-winged dove season. The rst thing you need to do is pick up a $17 Florida resident hunting license. Nonresidents pay $46.50 for a 10-day license or $151.50 for 12 months. If you plan to hunt one of Florida’s many wildlife management areas (WMAs), you’ll also need a $26.50 management area permit, but don’t forget to study the brochure for the speci c area you plan to hunt, because dates, bag limits and rules di er greatly from area to area. You can get these brochures at tax collectors’ o ces in close proximity to the WMA, or you can download them from MyFWC.com/Hunting. You can buy your license and permits by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA or going online at License.MyFWC. com. H ave your cr edit card ready. You also can purchase them from tax collectors’ o ces and most retail outlets that sell hunting and shing supplies. The general gun season runs Nov. 3–Jan. 20 in Zone C; Dec. 1–Feb. 17 in Zone B; and in Zone A, the second phase of general gun season runs Nov. 17–Jan. 6. In Zone D, it starts Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) and lasts four days until Nov. 25. Two weeks later, the season reopens Dec. 8 and runs through Feb. 17. Hunters can take bucks having at least one antler 5 inches or longer, but anyone hunting deer in Florida must have the $5 deer permit. On private lands, hunters can take wild hogs year-round with no bag or size limits. On most – but not all – WMAs, there’s also no bag or size limit on wild hogs, and hunters can take them during any hunting season except spring turkey. Check the WMA brochure to be certain. Give thanks for hunting opportunities

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 From youngsters in 4-H and FFA shooting clubs to retirees, shooting sports are gaining in popularity in the United States. The fastest growing groups of shooters? Women and retirees. A recent study by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, found that more than 4 million women participate in target shooting in the United States. A lso growing in popularity are Outdoor W omen and women’s self-defense programs that involve learning to use a gun. This comes as no surprise to Je Wait and Jason Flesch at Okeechobee Shooting Sports, 7055 N.E. 48th Street in Okeechobee. “More women are shooting,” Je explained, adding that their women’s selfdefense class is one of their most popular o erings. Because some women feel intimidated in a class with men, Okeechobee Shooting Sports o ers separate classes for women. The class includes learning to shoot through a purse—instead of wasting precious seconds to remove the gun from the handbag. Women who start with a self-defense class often nd they enjoy target shooting as a hobby. While in the past, shooting was a male-dominated sport, many wives now j oin their husbands for a day at the range, he explained. “They’re learning to shoot with a purpose,” Je continued. “Some women start out in class timid and reserved and as they master the skills, that changes. Their con dence level goes from zero to 100.” Retiring “baby boomers” is another demographic showing increasing interest in shooting sports. Some come out j ust to try it—something to check o a “bucket list”—and nd out they enjoy shooting. Many of these retirees are getting much more involved in the shooting sports and even competing in matches. Others who h ave o wned guns most of their adult lives now h ave more time to devote to the shooting sports and enjoy trying new types of shooting. For those new to a community, a shooting range can be a place to make new friends with others who share their interests. Okeechobee Shooting Sports is handicapped-accessible so even those in wheelchairs can enjoy the various shooting sports. The gunsmith shop can modify weapons to accommodate special needs. Also growing in interest is IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) competitions. “IDPA is a growing competition for concealed carry permit holders,” said Jason. While IDPA is traditionally a club sport with competitions sponsored by various clubs, Okeechobee Shooting Sports o ers IDPA competitions supervised by the range sta “We’ve made changes to the way we operate to accommodate more people,” he explained. Instead of an IDPA meet taking most of the day, 30 people can compete in two hours. That means they h ave time to take advantage of other shooting opportunities while they are at the range. In addition to standard ri e and pistol ranges, Okeechobee Shooting Sports offers ve stand, trap and skeet, shooting galleries and 3D archery. They host Registered NSSA (National Skeet Shooting Association) and ATA (Amateur Trapshooters Association) shoots. They h ave seen growing interest in the long-shooting area; the facility offers a 500-yard shooting experience three times a month, usually completely booked in advance. One day a month, the shoot allows use of a 50 caliber ri es. The range also o ers customers the chance to bring or rent automatic and large caliber guns. They even h ave some of these types of guns to rent, including a Barrett 50 cal ri e. “People will say they only want to try it,” said Je “But it’s like going to an amusement park. They come back and want to do it again.” And then there’s the zombie shoot. Every six weeks or so, starting at dusk, under the direction of range o cers, shooters navigate a course featuring bleeding zombie targets. The zombie shoots are booked in advance. “People drive three hours or better to come to a zombie shoot,” said Je The facility also works with local youth groups, hosting shoots for 4-H and FFA clubs. Many parents bring their kids out to learn to shoot. There is no age limit, so long as the child is responsible, parents provide proper supervision and safety rules are followed. Even four-legged members of the family come along. Some hunters bring their dogs to the range to accustom them to the sound of gun re. Other shooters bring well-mannered family pets who enjoy a day outdoors. The dog owners of course must follow safety rules. The Okeechobee Shooting Sports complex covers 100 acres (with plans to expand) and includes a pro shop and a members’ lounge, as well as a gunsmith shop. The complex is open ThursdaySunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday by appointment. Rates for shooting are by the day. Memberships are also available but not necessar y to shoot there. Je said shooters who are used to paying hourly rates at indoor ranges are pleasantly surprised by the daily rates a t the outdoor range. He said they also pride themselves on providing a friendly atmosphere. For more information online, see okeshooting.com. (Cover photo of the pistol range is courtesy Jason Flesch, Okeechobee Shooting Sports.) Shooting sports: On target for fun for the whole family Courtesy photo/ Jason FleschOkeechobee Shooting Sports works with local youth groups. The 4H Youth Hunter Education Challenge included 3D archery. Courtesy photo/ Jason FleschSome shooters can’t resist the chance to re a 50 caliber ri e. Courtesy photo/ Jason FleschFor zombie shoots, shooters are guided by range of cers through a trail featuring “bleeding” 3D zombie targets.

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The Okeechobee County area is home to a variety of shooting sports venues both for target shooting and hunting.OK Corral Gun ClubThe OK Corral Gun Club, 9449 N.E. 48th Street in Okeechobee, is located on a 300-acre parcel of land ideally suited for the Florida sportsman and o ers a v ariety of shooting options including sporting clays, pistol range, ri e range, 3D archery, SASS Cowboy action and gun handling classes. For those who wish to stay a little longer, RV and tent camp sites are available. The facility, which has an Old West atmosphere, has a western street with facades of a cantina, church, grain and feed store, jail, hotel, Wells Fargo station, Tombstone hotel and train depot. Details such as a stage coach add realism to the scenario. Even the public restrooms are disguised, hidden inside a stage stop and a blacksmith shop. Cowboy Action Shooting requires competitors to use rearms typical of the mid-to-late 19th century: single action revolvers, lever action ri es chambered in pistol calibers, side-by-side double barrel shotguns (also referred to as a Coach Gun) or 1897-style pumpaction shotguns. Both original and reproduction guns are equally acceptable. Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) competitors are required to wear an Old West costume of some sort, and safety glasses must be worn while shooting. Competition involves a number of separate shooting scenarios known as “stages.” Stages are always di erent, each typically requiring ten revolver rounds (shooters generally carry two single-action revolvers), nine or ten ri e rounds, and two to eight shotgun rounds. Targets typically are steel plates that ring/clang/ ding when hit. The OK Corral Gun Club is proud to o er ten unique stages for Cowboy Action competitions. A spacious clubhouse with a central stone replace also has a western air. The club house is available for rental for private parties and club events, with catered meals available. An outdoor grilling area may be used with permission from sta The OK Corral Gun Club is proud to be the o cial home of the Okeechobee Marshals Cowboy Action Shooting Club and a member of the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA). Call 863-3572226 or email info@okcorralgunclub. com for membership information, showup-and-shoot times, private event reserv ations, or to schedule a visit. Club hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., open 7 days a week to members and the public.Quail Creek PlantationQuail Creek Plantation, 12399 Northeast 224th Street in Okeechobee, o ers shooting opportunities in a beautiful rustic setting on 3,000 acres lled with unspoiled oak hammocks and pine forests. The Quail Creek Lodge can be rented for special events such as weddings. Quail Creek has sporting clays as well as quail, turkey and pheasant hunts. Shooters can stay for a day or as long as they like. Quail Creek has ten fullyequipped cabins. Quail Creek is open to the public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sunday. For more information online, go to www.quailcreekplantation.com.Bang 57 RanchThe Bang 57 Ranch in Okeechobee County o ers sporting class as well as hunting Red Stag, Sika deer, Fallo w deer, Axis deer and Pre David. They also have native hunting for species such as Whitetail deer, wild boar and Osceol a turkey. The ranch is located at 4175 N.E. 301 Boulevard in Okeechobee County. For more information, call 863-6341358 or go online to www.bang57.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 Popularity of shooting sports growing in lake area File photoThe OK Corral Gun Club has an Old West atmosphere along with modern conveniences. Courtesy photoThe beautiful Quail Creek Lodge can be rented for special events. File photoShooting options at the OK Corral Gun Club include sporting clays, ri e and pistol target shooting, 3D archery and SASS cowboy action.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2012 / 2013All dates, artists and programs subject to change.12/1 & 12/2 2012 The Living Christmas Tree The Lowe Family Christmas Spectacular The Great American Songbook Juan Siddi Flamenco Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Cirque Zuma Zuma Fiddler on the Roof Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Neil Simons Biloxi Blues TAP The Show! The Wizard of Oz Street Beat, Inc. 1977 College Drive | Belle Glade SPAIN RUSSIA SOUTHERN U.S. AMERICA NASHVILLEBUY TICKETS @ www.dollyhand.org BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 AFRICA 6 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 Glades County Gun Club GLADES COUNTY—The Glades County Gun Club is an organization of shooting enthusiasts who want to prov ide safe and legal shooting opportunities in Glades County. With the cooperation of the Glades County Sheri ’s O ce, the club hosts twice a month shooting events at the Glades County Sheri ’s O ce Gun Range on U.S. Highway 78, just north of the sheri ’s o ce. This range is not open to the public on other days. Club members pay dues of $100 a year. Guests are welcome to participate in a shoot for $5. Those interested in nding out more about the club are welcome to come out to a shoot. “One of the prime reasons we formed the gun club was to give people a safe and legal place to shoot,” said club secretary/ treasurer Linda Whidden. The gates open at 8 a.m. on shoot days. Each shoot starts with a short safety brie ng, followed by pistol shooting and then long guns. All members and guests are welcome to come out and test their aim. All shooters must h ave eye and ear protection, the Gun Club has this available for a small donation. The Gun Club is licensed and insured and follows the safety rules set by the National Ri e Association. A range safety o cer is present at all shoots. November shoots dates will be Nov. 10 and Nov. 17. For more information or for an application to join, contact Linda Whidden at 863-675-2487. The Glades County Gun Club is now sponsoring and helping with the 4-H Bullseye Brawlers Team, the local ri e team for 4-H. If you would like to help w ith this or h ave questions, please contact 863-675-2487. Glades County Fish and Game ClubGLADES COUNTY—Glades County Fish and Game Club is a non pro t Florida Corporation leasing approximately 32,805 acres from Lykes Bros. Inc. for recreational purposes including hunting, shing, camping and enjoying the outdoors. It is intended that the membership be made up primarily of Glades County residents. During the break in hunting season through Nov. 16 members are allowed to camp. Members are also allowed to harvest hogs on Friday, Saturday and sunday, however, no long guns are allowed on the property during this time. Members may catch, cut, or harvest hogs with dogs, pistols, or knives. For more information about the club, email gladeshuntclub@yahoo.com or w rite to Glades County Fish and Game Club, Inc., P.O. Box 426, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The club has a web site at http:// gladescounty shandgameclub.com/.Hendry County Gun RangeHENDRY COUNTY—The Hendry County Sheri ’s Gun Range and Training facility is located at 700 Witt Road near the Pioneer Plantation Community. In addition to the well-equipped pistol, ri e and shot gun ranges a modern classroom type training area is also available. While the primary purpose of the range is for the quali cation and certi cation of Law Enforcement Personnel, the range is also open to the public at published days and times. Current hours for the public are Wednesday and Saturday 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The range is closed for all National Holidays, inclement weather and special events. Call 863-673-6018 or 863-6745600 to determine the status of the range when weather conditions dictate. All persons are required to attend a one hour gun safety class before using the range facilities. The classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. each Saturday at the range training room.Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Shooting RangePALM BEACH COUNTY—The Palm Beach County Sheri ’s O ce Shooting Range is open on the public one weekend a month. The facility will be open to the public, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 18 and on Dec. 1 and 2. Shooters are required to wear full eye and ear protection and close-toed shoes. They shoot at paper or cardboard nonsilhouette targets only. No armor piercing or steel core rounds may be used. Range fees are $10 for Palm Beach County residents; $20 for non-residents. Payment must be in cash. No checks or credit cards are accepted. Annual permits for residents are also available. Directions to the center: Go west on SR 80 (Southern Boulevard) 12.4 miles from 441 to Twenty Mile Bend, at the ashing yellow light make a left on CR 880. Go over the green metal bridge and make the immediate left onto Twenty Mile Bend Boat Ramp Road. Proceed 7/10 of a mile and make the rst right at the Sheri ’s Training Facility and follow road back to Shooting Range. For more information, contact Palm Beach County Sheri ’s O ce at 561-2330255. To check weather conditions at the range on public shoot dates only, call 561-790-6126. For more information online go to www.pbcgov.com. Non-profit agencies offer shooting opportunities

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The 4-H Shooting Sports Program is a v ehicle for achieving youth development. The program teaches young people the safe and responsible use of rearms, principles of archery and hunting basics. Lifelong skill development is one of the main bene ts of involvement in the 4-H Shooting Sports Program and applies to both youth and adults involved in the program. Speci cally the 4-H Shooting Sports Program is designed to: • Provide youth proper training in the use of rearms, archery equipment and other areas of the shooting sports. • Provide thorough instruction in shooting sports safety. • Develop life skills such as self-con dence, personal discipline, responsibility and sportsmanship. • Create an appreciation and understanding of natural resources and their w ise use. • Provide volunteer instructors safe and proper instructional techniques. Locally Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties all o er 4-H Shooting Sports Programs. Glades County: The Glades County 4-H Shooting Sports Program o ers y outh a chance to participate in both the ri e and archery disciplines. This is the third year that Glades County 4-H has o ered the archery program. This program is led by Scott Bass and the club continues to grow. They currently practice at least once a month in Moore Hav en. The Bullseye Brawlers Ri e Club is enjoying its rst year in full swing. The club is led by Jacob Whidden and meets once a month at the Glades County Sheri ’s Range. Both clubs teach safety and proper use of equipment. Youth involved in this program are given a chance to show o their skills in local and statewide competitions. For more information please contact the Glades County 4-H O ce at 863-946-0244. Hendry County: The Hendry County 4-H Shooting Sports Program is comprised of air ri e, archery, and shotgun. The club is open to boys and girls ages 8 18 as of Sept.1, 2012. The club meets at the LaBelle Extension O ce and the Clewiston 4-H O ce at 3:30 p.m. the rst and third Monday of each month. From there the club travels to the Hendry County Sheri ’s Range in Pioneer. For more information, please contact 863-674-4092 or 863-983-1598. Okeechobee County: The Okeechobee 4-H Sharpshooters club has been teaching rearm safety, sportsmanship and ethics since 1995. The club is open to kids ages 8 to 18. They shoot all disciplines and h ave f ound that kids involved in our program continue to become involved, civic-minded shooting sports enthusiasts and conservation-minded sportsmen. The increased knowledge, personal safety skills, leadership abilities and self-con dence gained in these bene cial programs h ave a very positive impact on our club members’ lives as they grow into adulthood. For more information please call the Okeechobee Extension O ce at 863-763-6469. Palm Beach County: The AOA Club in Palm Beach County includes shooting sports. The adult leader is Jane Conway. For information on Palm Beach County 4-H, call the Palm Beach County Extension O ce at 561-233-1731. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 4H offers shooting sports for youth ages 8-18 Courtesy photoBrooks Bass shows off his 10 point shot at a state match, June 2012. Courtesy photo4Hers from Glades, Martin and Okeechobee County are shown at a 3D archery tournament at Fisheating Creek Outpost.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment and Attractions November 2012 Titanic: The MusicalBELLE GLADE—Titanic the Musical will be presented at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. This is a brand new, national tour revival honoring the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated journey. The winner of ve Tony Awards including Best Musical, this sweeping musical recounts the dreams, hopes and aspirations of those aboard the Titanic through individual stories and breathtaking songs. High-tech imagery takes you inside the historic Titanic. The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade which is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.Dance Composition RecitalFORT PIERCE—A Dance Composition Recital will be presented Nov. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. in the Wynne Black Box Theatre, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. Student choreographers present their nal projects in the Wynne Black Box Theatre for the Dance Composition class. For tickets or more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 1-800-220-9915.The Marvelous WonderettesOKEECHOBEE—Okeechobee Community Theatre, SW 2nd Ave. at 7th Street, will present “The Marvelous Wonderettes” on Nov. 9 and 10, at 8 p.m. It’s the 1958 Spring eld High School prom, and the Marvelous Wonderettes h ave been asked to perform. They are four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to performances of such classic ’50s and ’60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 more. You’ve never had as much fun at a prom, and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes. For ticket information, call 863-763-1307 or email info@okeecommunitytheatre.com.The Lowe Family Christmas SpectacularBELLE GLADE—The Lowe Family Christmas Spectacular will be presented Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. All of the Lowe siblings began studying and performing the music of the masters from very young ages. Soon additional instruments, dance classes, and vocal lessons were added... along with more teachers and more practice time. Versatile on many instruments, the Lowes o er an amazing blend of show-stopping classical, Broadway, Irish, jazz, bluegrass, old-time favorites, spectacular dance, 6-part harmony, gospel, a stirring patriotic tribute, and more! This high-energy, fast-paced variety show will le ave you br eathless! For an addition fee, enjoy the “Nibbles and Bites” Appetizer Bu et before the show. For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160.McAlpin Music Choir and Wind Ensemble FORT PIERCE—The McAlpin Music Choir & Wind Ensemble Concert will be presented Nov. 15-18 in the McAlpin Theatre, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. Weekday performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday performances are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. In Act I From Sea to Shining Sea, the IRSC Chamber Winds and Symphonic Band pay tribute to veterans and honor all things American. In Act II World of Music, the IRSC Chorale presents selections from various world music traditions including Africa, Eastern Europe, Israeli, Asia and Latin America. Tickets can be purchased online at www. irsc.edu or at the box o ce located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box Of ce at 1-800-220-9915.RagtimeFORT PIERCE—The Indian River State College Performing Arts program will present “Ragtime” on Dec. 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the McAlpin Theatre, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. Follow the lives of three extraordinary families as they confront the timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. Enjoy such show-stopping songs as Getting Ready Rag, Your Daddy’s Son, Back to Before and Make Them Hear You. Tickets can be purchased online at www.irsc.edu or at the box o ce located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 1-800-2209915.Fiddler on the Roof Jr.FORT PIERCE—IRSC Performing Arts Program will present “Fiddler on the Roof,” Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the McAlpin Theatre, 3209 Virgina Avenue in Fort Pierce. The play is based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories by special permission of Arnold Perl. The Performing Arts Academy Youth Musical Theatre program will present the junior version of the classic Fiddler on the Roof. Songs include: If I Were A Rich Man, Tradition, and Sunrise, Sunset. The play will be performed by students from four counties, ages 9-15. For tickets or more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 1-800-220-9915.Contemporary CabaretFORT PIERCE—On Nov. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., for one night only in the Wynne Black Box Theatre, IRSC Musical Theater students will perform a variety of selections from newer Broadway shows. Come hear what contemporary Broadway has to o er! For tickets or more information, call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box O ce at 1-800-2209915.The NutcrackerLABELLE—The LaBelle Firehouse Theatre, 241 North Bridge Street, will present “The Nutcracker” on Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 7-9. The play was written by Patrick Rainville Dorn and bill Francoeur and is directed by Emily Bates. Productions are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. the shows start promptly so please arrive 30 minutes in advance to be seated before the show starts. For tickets or more information, call 863-675-3066 or email info@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com.Friday Night at the PhilcoOKEECHOBEE—Okeechobee Community Theatre, SW 2nd Ave. at 7th Street, will present “Frida y Night at the Philco” on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. plus a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. On a Frida y night in the early ’50s, there was little that could be any more entertaining than a family gathering to enjoy some drama, mystery, music and comedy around the old Philco radio. Who can forget the classic police stories, the audio recreations of hit plays and movies, or the visits with favorite singers and comedians. It’s all here in a Friday Night a t the Philco. For ticket information, call 863-763-1307 or email info@ okeecommunitytheatre.com.Festival of Trees and Living Christmas TreeBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center will presen t the annual Festival of Trees Nov. 15Dec. 2 at 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade. The Grand Hall will be lled with beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local citizens, organizations, groups and businesses. Support the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s fundraising e orts b y bidding on your favorite themed tree in our silent auction. The 24th Annual Living Christmas Tree will be presented Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Experience The Living Christmas Tree, a traditional “kick-o ” of the holiday season, now in its 24th year! Reminisce as our choir takes you back to your childhood with some of your favorite Christmas songs sung by the many talented children and adults of the Glades. The holiday tree auction will close at 5 p.m. after the Sunday performance of The Living Christmas Tree, Dec. 2. Be the highest bidde r and take your tree home for the holidays! For more information call the box o ce at 561-993-1160. Plays, concerts, dancing and more ... PERFORMING ARTS