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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 11-16-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Friday, November 16, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 138 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 15.47 feetLast Year: 13.81 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. W alk for the Cure Saturday ... Page 3 W oman accused of beating boyfriend with pipe ... Page 8 Henry to compete in cross country state nals ... Page 23 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Long-time director of the Okeechobee 4-H programs Debbie Clements was honored with the Farm City Week Award at the annual luncheon Thursday at the KOA Convention Center. Mrs. Clements was honored for her work with children, the expansion of the program, and her work to secure grant dollars to give kids more opportunities to learn about agriculture. The annual luncheon co-hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Area Agri-Council is meant to emphasize Clements honored at Farm City Week lunch Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy“4-H is in my heart,” said Debbie Clements after being honored at the Farm City Week Luncheon for her work with the youth program. See FARM — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Prescription medications with an estimated street value of nearly $200,000 were turned in at last weekend’s amnest y collection point. The Saturday, Nov. 10, event was the fourth annual prescription take back da y and this year some 30 vehicles passed through the checkpoint on N.W. Sixth Ave. where people turned in their unwanted or outdated medications to members of la w enforcement. For the year, law enforcement has collected approximately 97,660 prescription drugs, patches, liquids and needles. ToResidents turn in unwanted medicationsSee PILLS — Page 5 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee City heard an update from the Chamber of Commerce, made slight changes to their sign ordinance for businesses and foreclosed on a property riddled with code enforcement problems when they met for their November meeting Tuesday. The McDonald’s Restaurant building on N.E. Park Street will be allowed to add signs to the side of the building as the council approved a modest increase in the square footage for commercial building signs. Gary Ritter of the South Florida Water Management District Okeechobee Service Center, reported that Lake Okeechobee is in the best shape it has been in for the past few years. The levels stood around 15.5 feet this week. He estimated the Taylor Creek lock could be open as soon as Dec. 7 and as late as early January. He also reported a 2-mile stretch of the Kissimmee River between River Acres and U.S. 98, will be closed for between 12-18 months as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins the nal phase of the river restoration. He also received questions from Councilman Dowling Watford on how likely it is the Corps of Engineers be stripped of their power over the levels of Lake Okeechobee. Terry Burroughs of the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce reported 13 applicants will be considered for the position of executive director and that a new person should be in the job by Jan. 15, 2013. The Chamber has added 12 new business members in the past City Council hears updates on chamber, lake Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJacob Larson (left) of the Okeechobee Farm Bureau came armed with vegetables and fruit for the city when he accepted a proclamation for Farm City week from Mayor Jim Kirk Tuesday night. See CITY — Page 21

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Just like at Publix, you can depend on our helpful, knowledgeable Publix Pharmacy associates. To truly care about you and your health. Give you answers on prescription and over-the-counter medications. And work hard to help you feel better. Trust us to have your best interests at heart„including ways to save money, with these FREE medications: antibiotics,* lisinopril,** and metformin.*** Publix at Northlake Village 3551 US Highway 441 S. OkeechobeePharmacy Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.…8 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.…6 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.…5 p.m. Pharmacy Phone number: 863.763.0428Everything you love about Publix. And more.Publix Pharmacy now open at Northlake Village.publix.com/pharmacy *Up to a 14-day supply of select antibiotics. **All strengths included. Maximum 30-day supply (60 tablets). Lisinopril-HCTZ combination products excluded. *** All strengths of generic immediate-release metformin included. Maximum 30-day supply (90 tablets). CAC014022 Offers expire 11/30/2012. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. 2 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Nov. 5-9, include: kindergarten students, Thomas Alvarez, Gabriel Rutherford, Trever Laduke, Ernesto Flores, Thomas Williams, Diego Luviano Navarro; rst grade students, Whitney Hunt, Nevaeh Bloom, Joseph Santamaria, Gerardo Gutierrez, Michael Marin; second grade students, Shaun Martinez, Riley Russell, Isis Guerrero, Kali Reichert, Kameron Carter, Cody Mangold; third grade students, Faith Brazil, Anya Collick, Lindsey Jaimes; fourth grade students, Jesse Nunez, Katelyn Courtney, Christian Flores; fth grade students, Peyton Jarriel, Justin Clendenin, Gatlin Hilderbrand, Madison Busbin and Calvin Davis. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Today: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 79F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Extended ForecastSaturday : Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE in the afternoon. Saturday Night : Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Sunday : Clear with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 81F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Okeechobee Forecast Sign up for Upward BasketballUpward Basketball is planned at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Basketball and Cheerleading registration is $65 due by Nov. 28. Forms/info are available at the church of ce and by calling 863-763-2171. Evaluations/orientation are mandatory and will be held Nov. 29, 5:30-7 p.m. (1st-4th grade) and Nov. 30, 5:30-7p.m. (5th-6th grade). Practices begin Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Games are Saturdays between Jan. 12 and March 2.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 W. Cole MoormanCerti ed Public Accountant Has relocated his of ce to 1500 State Road 70E, Suite C(In Lake Okeechobee Insurance Building)Okeechobee Phone: 863-763-7677 Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., Nov. 16TH Thurs., Nov. 22NDFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “TWILIGHT SAGA: Breaking Dawn, Part II”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:15, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:15, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “007 IN SKYFALL”Fri., 7:00 & 9:40, Sat. & Sun. 2:00, 4:40, 7:20 & 10:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00, Tues. & Thurs. 7:00, Wed. 2:00, 4:40 & 7:20III: “WRECK-IT RALPH”Fri., & Tues. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat. & Sun. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00“RISE OF THE GUARDIANS”STARTING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00 PG-13 PG-13 PG PG FRI. NOV. 23 MATINEES: ALL MOVIES: 2:00 & 4:15 OPEN ALL SHOWS THANKSGIVING 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! 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 3 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012 JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) will host its inaugural Walk/Run to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Flagler Park #4 in downtown Okeechobee. The walk is sponsored by Waste Management/Okeechobee Land ll and supported by B.R.A.T. Club, Inc. The inaugural walk is planned with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. and walkers will begin at 8:30 a.m. for the 5K walk/run. A light breakfast will be served along with music, bounce house, dunk tank, pony rides and awards ceremony to follow. "I'm so excited to coordinate this walk to help create awareness for diabetes in our community," said Taylor Fulford. For more information on the event, please call Taylor Fulford at 863-634-6384 or Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes is a chronic, autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life and can lead to serious and often life-threatening complications. The goal of JDRF is to fund research in the search of a cure for diabetes and until that time, provide better treatments for those impacted by the disease. For more information on JDRF or the W alk to Cure Diabetes, please call 561-6867701; e-mail to greaterpalmbeach@jdrf.org or visit the JDRF Chapter Web site at www. jdrf.org/greaterpalmbeach. JDRF 5K Walk/Run planned Special to the Okeechobee NewsThose planning for the JDRF 5K Walk/Run include: (front row) Malissa Morgan, Jennifer Ranftle, Tony Bishop, Taylor Fulford, Teresa Chandler, Kaylen Fulford, Christina Fulford, (back row) Sheriff Paul May, Delores May, Lloyd DeVoss, Keith Stripling and Matt Buxton. Not pictured: Courtney Moyett, Teresa Lara, Trisha Lara and Tiffany Peters. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J acksonville District has further reduced the amount of water owing from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River. The Corps is adjusting the target ow from the lake to the Caloosahatchee Estuary down to 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. Local runoff outside the lake into the Caloosahatchee River could cause ows to exceed this target. The Corps suspended w ater releases from the lake to the St. Lucie Estuary last week, although runoff from the St Lucie Canal will continue to pass through the St. Lucie Lock as needed. The release is being conducted in accordance with the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS), the master plan for water management of the lake. Under the LORS, the Corps strives to keep the lake level between 12.5 and 15.5 feet. Today, the lake stage is 15.48 feet, which is within the Low Operational Sub-Band, but also within 1 foot of the Intermediate Band of the 2008 LORS. The Corps will closely monitor conditions and adjust ows as necessary to balance the competing needs and purposes of Lake Okeechobee. Corps reduces ows from Lake Okeechobee BHR VFW plans Thanksgiving mealBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will host a Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 22 from 1pm to 4pm, serving Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, whipped cream for a donation of $7. Proceeds will bene t our troops. The event is open to the public. For more info please call our Post at 863-467-2882.

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Secession I see there are a lot of states that was t o secede from the union. My personal opinion is that everybody is fed up with government.  I would hate to see that happen but it may be the only way to escape where the Democrats are taking us.  Democrats, Republicans, it doesn’t matter. It seems the government is selling us down the river.  This is much ado about nothing.  This is getting more news coverage than it is worth, I do believe that it just goes to show how some just can’t accept losing an election and moving on with their lives. They have to act out in evermore extreme ways, including this new silliness.Veterans Day I went to a restaurant on Sunday, Veterans Day, for a supposed free meal for veterans. There was a really limited menu for the free veterans meals. I had one cup of coffee and got a ticket for $2.45 for a cup of coffee. That was like a slap in the face.Buy American Help save American jobs -check the label before you buy anything. Buy Americanmade products to keep Americans working. Luviano Roo ng for donating the materials and labor to replace the roof on our storage shed. We asked to purchase leftover materials, even if they didn’t match, instead we received more than a discount; we received a helping hand and a beautiful roof. Luviano Roo ng and its owner, Osiel Luviano, are known for their kindness and charitable contributions. He graduated from Okeechobee High School and after graduating from college returned home to build his business and improve the local community. His charitable contributions include donating labor to Habitat for Humanity, scholarships to OHS graduates and providing laptops to students with migrant backgrounds at OHS. BRYC, a local non-pro t is also proud of its contributions to the community. We help families in need, promote our youth through community activities and sports, provide scholarships to OHS graduates and contribute to other community organizations. We hold several fundraisers throughout the year to accomplish our goals of giving back. This good deed helps us put those donations to better use. It is a tribute to our community when we can come together to help one another achieve our neighborly goals. Again, thank you to Luviano Roo ng and to all the other local organizations striving to make a difference in the life of a neighbor. Sincerely, Lisa Rodriguez, Secretary, Bubba’s Redneck Yacht ClubTaxi Service offers free rides to blood driveIf you plan on donating blood at the Seventh Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup to be held on Nov. 17 & 18 at Hammerhead’s Banquet Hall and you need a ride, Runyon Taxi Service is offering free rides from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to anyone living within a ve-mile radius of the venue. Billy Runyon and his son, Brian, are willing to do this in honor of Billy’s wife, Mary Frances Runyon, who passed on Oct. 24, 2011 after a long battle with cancer but not before receiving a total of 22 units of blood donated by generous people just like you. Many of you may remember Frances; sh e worked for Eckerd Drugstore for 17 years. In the early 1980s, she was a pharmacy clerk a t Eckerds when it was next door to the “new” U-Save grocery store that was located wher e Home Depot currently sits. She later worked in the pharmacy at the Eckerds in the Northshore Plaza next to Larry’s Suds & Duds Laundromat. In July 2000, Frances took ove r as manager of the laundromat. Billy has managed the laundromat since 2007. In 2009, Frances developed cancer and received 47 radiation treatments at th e Okeechobee Cancer Center. She was declared free of cancer; however, within a fe w months she developed a tumor on her buttocks. In September 2010, Frances was hospitalized at Raulerson Hospital with sever e abdominal pain and she was losing blood bu t x-rays did not reveal where she was bleeding internally. Exploratory surgery revealed a hole in her stomach. Prior to the surgery, Frances received two units of blood and sh e received more units of blood afterwards. In November 2010, Frances went to Moffet t Cancer Center in Tampa for treatment of th e tumor. On Dec. 4, 2010, she underwent surgery to remove the tumor that had grown to the size of one-half of a football. Frances received eight units of blood to replace tha t blood she lost during that surgery. During subsequent trips to Moffett, Frances was told that she still had cancer and chemotherapy treatment was to begin in two weeks. While waiting to begin chemo, Frances injured her knee when she fell ou t of bed. The knee became infected and sh e developed a severe case of MRSA. Back in Lawnwood Hospital, she received anothe r two units of blood. Tests revealed that Frances had only six months to live so she entered Hospice where, as Billy says, “She gav e up the ght to live”. Billy and Brian Runyon appreciate th e many generous donors who gave the precious blood that helped Frances live as long as she could until she succumbed to her terrible disease. Brian plans to donate his blood at the Roundup. Billy is not sure if he is eligible, so he is going to call 1-888-9DONATE to see if he can give blood. I remember Frances very well and, whil e I donate my blood at this year’s Roundup, I will be thinking of her and the many others who have lived only because they received blood donated by generous, caring people. Susan Williams Farm-City week h onors agricultureThanksgiving is a time when we gather w ith our families and re ect upon the many b lessings we enjoy as a nation. One of those b lessings is a safe, nutritious and abundant food supply produced by our farmers and ranchers. We also bene t from other agricultural products used to produce the clothing, housing, medicines, fuel and other products w e use on a daily basis. In appreciation of this farm-city partners hip, the President of the United States annually proclaims the week leading up to and including Thanksgiving Day as National F anm-City Week. Foods, bers and fuels are available to us b ecause of a broad partnership of farmers and ranchers, processors, brokers, truckers, s hippers, advertisers, wholesalers and retailers. The collaboration of these members of our society helps maintain our standard of living. As the president of the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau, I would like to encourage local residents to take a moment this holiday season to appreciate the partnership t hat makes our food supply safe, affordable and abundant. Rural and urban residents are partners in the production, consumption and distribution of agricultural items. Neither the farm nor the city can exist in isolation. Our interdependence creates jobs, products, markets and relationships that build our economy and support our collective security. As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I urge your readers to remember the farm-city relationships that have allowed us to harvest a bountiful diet from our rich agricultural resources. We depend upon each other for our continuing quality of life. Please join us in celebrating Farm-City Week as we give thanks for all that we enjoy. Jacob Larson, President Okeechobee County Farm BureauCommunity working togetherIn a community where the motto, neighbors helping neighbors, is alive and well and where a neighbor is not always the person who lives next door, but a fellow organization with the common goal of improving the community one good deed at a time, Bubba’s Redneck Yacht Club, Inc. (BRYC) found themselves on the receiving end of one of those good deeds. As a result we would like to take the time to recognize and thank November 16, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Mary Frances Runyon

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Ellen G.Receiving InterStim Therapy since 2007Imagine everyday freedom.Is your bladderalwayson your mind?Important Safety Information About InterStim Therapy InterStim Therapy for Urinary Control treats urinary retention (inability to completely empty the bladder) and the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence (leakage) and signicant symptoms of urgency-frequency. It should be used after you have tried other treatments such as medications and behavioral therapy and they have not worked, or you could not tolerate them. You should have a successful trial assessment before receiving InterStim Therapy. You cannot have diathermy (deep heat treatment from electromagnetic energy) if you have an InterStim device. InterStim Therapy is not intended for patients with a urinary blockage. Safety and eectiveness have not been established for pregnancy and delivery; patients under the age of 16; or for patients with neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis. In addition to risks related to surgery, complications can include pain at the implant sites, new pain, infection, lead (thin wire) movement/migration, device problems, interactions with certain other devices or diagnostic equipment such as MRI, undesirable changes in urinary or bowel function, and uncomfortable stimulation (sometimes described as a jolting or shocking feeling). This therapy is not for everyone. Please consult your physician to decide whether InterStim Therapy is right for you. A prescription is required. For further information, please call Medtronic at 1-800-328-0810 and/or consult Medtronics website at www.medtronic.com. USA Rx Only. Rev 0110 For more information, visit www.everyday-freedom.com or call 1-800-664-5111. If youve tried treatments that havent been successful, dont lose hope. Finding relief from bladder control problems can be a long journey. InterStim Therapy may be an option for patients who have not had success with, or could not tolerate, more conservative treatments for overactive bladder or urinary retention.Co-sponsored by MedtronicDavid A. Sigalow, M.D. Lakeshore Urology 215 NE 19th Drive Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-763-0217 Make an appointment today to nd out if InterStim Therapy can eliminate or greatly reduce your bladder control problems by calling Lakeshore Urology at 863-763-0217. 5 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012 gether, these items have an estimated street v alue of $488,300. By giving these unwanted medications to law enforcement people, we are keeping them off the streets, out of the hands of children and out of the sewer systems. The operation was a joint effort between the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce and the Okeechobee City Police Department. Joe Gagliardi, a certi ed pharmacist, was also on hand at the checkpoint. All of the medications have been boxed and turned over to the evidence custodian at the sheriff’s of ce for destruction. The sheriff’s of ce will accept any unwanted or outdated prescription medications throughout the year. To get rid of these medications simply take them to the sheriff’s of ce at 504 N.W. Fourth St. and they will be collected with no questions asked. PILLSContinued From Page 1 the importance of agriculture and educate the public a little bit about where their food comes from. An important part of the program is various booths that highlight youth 4-H programs and the things they learn about and are active in. Mrs. Clements has made it her mission to increase opportunities to kids, increased membership by more than 100 percent, and helped kids learn about agriculture, public speaking, the environment, and helped secure over $600,000 in grants for these program, Melissa Montes De Oca of the Okeechobee Agri-Council stated. Mrs. Clements was honored with the 2012 4-H award meritorious service at the state level for agents who have gone above and beyond to make their programs better. “She believes in the program and what it helps youths achieve and believes in the y outh that she works with. Without her inv olvement in my 4-H career, I doubt I would have been able to fully bene t from this program,” Mrs. Montes De Oca added. Mrs. Clements said she sees what the 4-H does for people’s lives and that her heart is in 4-H, “Thank you so much for this award. I’m very honored and surprised. I know the opportunities it can give kids—life skills, responsibility. It makes better kids and I want all kids to have the opportunities it offers.” The grants she’s received help fund history camp, horse camp and various swim camps during the summer. President of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Woody Larson was the featured speaker this year. He explained the economic impacts the cattle industry has in Florida. About one in three jobs in Okeechobee is connected to the agriculture industry, nearly 6,000 jobs. “Okeechobee is a great place to be in the agriculture business. Agriculture is enjoying a pretty good time right now despite the tough economy and we have good cattle prices right now,” he added. Mr. Larson said Okeechobee remains number one in the number of cattle and the number of dairy cattle. Okeechobee is second among Florida counties in number of beef cattle. He said ve years ago Okeechobee agriculture faced tougher challenges due to the high price of real estate and possible development. He said right now is fairly stable for agriculture. “We always have the threat of regulation that is a challenge of some kind,” he explained. He also said Okeechobee has many people very active in the Florida Cattlemen’s Association which included President Elect Wes Williamson. He explained agriculture would be nothing without consumers who purchase and consume the goods they produce. With over 300 different crops raised in Florida, agriculture, tourism, and construction remain the big engines of our economy. “Agriculture is still there doing good things which keep our state viable. We had $21 billion in sales, about 7,500 jobs in cattle ranches, and $89 million worth of sales. In dairy we had 5,000 jobs and $630 million in sales. In Okeechobee County there are 5,715 jobs tied to agriculture. There are 28,500 dairy cows, 65,000 beef cattle, and when added to bulls and calves 135,000 head of cattle in our county today. FARMContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyWoody Larson was the featured speaker at the Okeechobee Farm City Week Luncheon on Thursday at the KOA. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLogan Johnson explained some of the 4-H groups he is a part of at the annual Farm City week lunch.

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Winter Wonderland Bene t Beauty Pageant plannedA bene t beauty pageant to raise money for the Ryan Arnold Medical Fund is planned for Saturday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. at the American Eagle Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Ryan is the son of Madonna and Donny Arnold of Okeechobee. He has a rare brain disorder (MoyaMoya Disease) and needs surgery. The family needs to raise funds to take Ryan to an out of state doctor for the surgery which will cost $150,000. Time is of the essence. Please contact Krystal at 863-447-3282, Debi, 863-697-3949 or Wendy at 863-697-1390 for more information. Entry forms are available at Southern Style Fashions, Brown Cow Sweetery and Raulerson's; or, call one of the contact numbers to obtain an entry form.Peace Lutheran planning 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.VFW North to host concertThe VFW Post North, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host Keith Bass and the Florida Bluegrass Express Band on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.Eagles plan rib dinnerCypress Hut Eagles will be serving babyback rib dinner with two sides for a donation of $10, on Saturday Nov. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. Includes live music. Proceeds go to community charity fund. For more information, please call 863-467-1154.BHR VFW Auxiliary hosts breakfastBuckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary VFW will hold their monthly Sunday Morning Breakfast on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. We will have biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, home fries, juice and coffee for a donation of $5. The breakfast is open to the public. If you have any questions, please call our VFW Post at 863-467-2882.American Legion Post 64 opens Sunday night bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunda y night bingo on Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. A smoking section will be provided in the bingo hall. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the Anerican Legion veterans' programs. The event is open to the public.Eagles host chicken dinnerCypress Hut Eagles will be serving Southern fried chicken dinner for a $6 donation on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. Proceeds go to the community charity fund. For more information please call 467-1154.Shrine hosts spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Nov. 20Back for another season, the Okeechobee Shrine Club is offering a delicious spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 20 Serving is from 47 p.m. Smoke free dining. Music from 58 p.m. all for only a $6 donation. Proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For more information, contact Kip at 863-357-0427.CCC meeting plannedThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the school board of ce. 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.Catherine S. Nix, 85OKEECHOBEE Catherine S. Nix, of Williston, Fla. formerly of Okeechobee, passed away on Nov. 11, 2012. She was born on April 7, 1927 in Orange Field, Texas to William and Minnie Stine. She was of the Christian faith and a member of Okeechobee Cowboy Church. She worked as a LPN for most of her life. She moved to Williston, Fla. a year and half ago from Okeechobee, Fla. She was a former member of the Citizens on Patrol in Okeechobee and a member of the V.F. W. Post in Okeechobee. She was a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol and a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed gardening, water skiing, playing cards, traveling, dancing, motorcycles and being a pilot. She is survived by her son, Thomas Nix (Fran); daughters, Donna Graves (Dale), Cindy Murphy (Dan); eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service is to be held on Nov. 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Alpha Ministries at Freedom Ranch in Okeechobee, FL., with John Glenn of ciating. Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston.Dawn Rosa Marin, 45OKEECHOBEE Dawn Rosa Marin died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Raulerson Hospital. Dawn was born in Pennsylvania and was a resident of Okeechobee for 32 years. She loved her grandchildren and she loved her Mountain Dew. Dawn is survived by her son, Adam Rosa of Okeechobee; daughters, Tameka Rosa of Okeechobee, Genevieve Rosa of Lake Wales, Brianne (Curtis) Walker of Lakeland; ten grandchildren; brothers, Stacy (Janice) Tyson, Curtis (Jenny) Tyson, Johny (Tonya) Tyson, David (Viola) Tyson, all of Okeechobee, Kenneth Premental and Roger Mederious, both of Alabama; sisters, Melody (Harvey) Elk, Brenda (Lorenzo) Torres, Carol (Raynold) Tello, Patricia (Chuck) Powell, all of Okeechobee, Lynn Mederious of Alabama, Constance Rosa of Winter Haven, Devetta Tyson of Okeechobee, Jeannie (Tony) Albritton of Ocala; and her mother, Virginia McClendon (Valentine Perez) of Okeechobee. Visitation will be held at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, from 1 p.m. until service time of 2 p.m. Friends may send online condolences to w ww.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.John F. Bogaert, 72OKEECHOBEE John F. Bogaert died at Raulerson Hospital on Wed., Nov. 14, 2012. He was born in Ghent, Belgium, and moved w ith his parents to New Jersey in 1950. J ohn was a resident of Okeechobee for 12 years relocating from the Lauderdale area. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Buckhead Ridge, the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the AMV ETS and the American Legion and a retired ve year volunteer driver of the VA van transporting veterans to the VA Hospital. He enjoyed shing and was a N.Y. Giants fan. He is survived by his wife of ten years, Pam Bogaert of Okeechobee; daughter, Deborah (Ed) Wanamaker of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.; son, J ohn W. Bogaert of Pompano, Fla.; three grandchildren, Christian, Kellie, and Michael; and his beloved Maltese dog, Maggie. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at St.Theresa of the Child Jesus Church in Buckhead Ridge on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 12 p.m. Entombment will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in Forest Lawn Cemetery North, 200 W. Copans Rd, Pompano Beach, Fla. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations be made in John's memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to w ww.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Rev. Joseph Edward Cannon, Sr., 76OKEECHOBEE Rev. Joseph Edward Cannon, Sr. passed away at his residence on Nov. 11, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Jan. 10, 1936, in Baker, Fla. to parents Allen Jackson Cannon, Sr. and Alice Lenora Cain Cannon. A funeral service will be conducted at Eastview United Pentecostal Church, 1407 N. Medford Dr., Lufkin, Texas, at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 with Rev. Jubal Cannon, Rev. Allen King, Rev. Michael Caloway, Rev. Danny Russo, Rev. David Hunt, and Rev. Mark Green of ciating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Texas. Friends and family are invited to visitation at Greater Faith Tabernacle Church on 2800 Old Lufkin Road, Nacogdoches, Texas from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2012. Memorial contributions may be offered to Greater Faith Tabernacle Church, 2800 Old Lufkin Road, Nacogdoches, Texas. The funeral service will be streamed live via the internet on the day of the funeral at www.eastviewupc.com Online condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction and care of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. 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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman is being held without bond in the county jail after she was accused of allegedly biting her boyfriend and hitting him in the head w ith a pipe. Nicole Janette Cooper, 26, N.E. 15th Ave., was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 14, on a felony charge of aggrav ated assault with a deadly weapon. The domestic incident apparently started when Cooper approached another woman and tried to pull her out of a car, stated Deputy Matthew Grumbling, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). When the male victim—who is Cooper’s boyfriend and the father of her baby— tried to intervene, Cooper allegedly hit him in the head with the pipe. Witnesses said Cooper and the victim both fell to the ground where she continued to hit and bite the male victim, the report added. Deputy Grumbling went on to state in his report that he saw a bite mark on the man’s left arm, a scratch under his right eye and a scrape on his right knee. At some point Cooper and the man were separated, but this didn’t stop the angry woman. Witnesses said she picked up the pipe and began to chase the man around a parked vehicle and, as she chased the victim, she struck the vehicle with the pipe. According to the deputy’s report the man said Cooper then got into her car and tried to hit him with her vehicle. She then started to drive away but stopped in the road and said “I’m not nished with you,” stated the deputy’s report. According to Deputy Grumbling he was unable to nd the pipe used in the alleged attack because of the large crime scene are a and the number of people surrounding that crime scene. The deputy’s report also pointed out that Cooper claimed she was attacked by the man, and that he tried to hit her in the head with a rock. Cooper did have a small scratch under her right eye and her shirt was torn, added Deputy Grumbling. But based on witness statements and visible injuries to the man, Deputy Grumbling said he arrested Cooper at the scene. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL 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 & 10:45You 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 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 8 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012 Deputy: Angry woman hit boyfriend with pipe Nicole JanetteCooper 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).  Cheryl Lynne Austin, 46, S.W. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 13 by Of cer Jeremy Larue on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging her with the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in uence. She was released on her own recognizance.  April Murray, 30, N.E. Third Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 13 by Deputy Raul E. Marrero on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of v iolation of probation possession of cocaine and violation of probation purchase of cocaine. She is being held without bond.  Charles Lewis Wright, 47, was arrested Nov. 13 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of parole battery on a law enforcement of cer/ re ghter/EMS. He is being held without bond.  Nicole Renee Douglas, 28, N.E. 106th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 13 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on a warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation dealing in stolen property (three counts) and violation of probation giving false information to a secondhand dealer (three counts). Her bond was set at $1,000.  Rebecca Zeruk Fralix, 49, N.E. 17th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 14 by Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of obtaining or attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud (three counts). Her bond was set at $4,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News It appears Okeechobee County Deputies weren’t the only one who dealt with problems from the concert event at the Ag Civic Center on Sunday. Martin County deputies arrested a wanted fugitive, Damaso Pineda, Jr. 24, after he allegedly took out two handguns and red at least 10 shots from a moving vehicle on SR 710 between Okeechobee and Indiantown in the vicinity of SW Silver Fox Lane. Pineda was also wanted as a fugitive from justice from Douglas County, Ga. on unrelated charges to this incident. The arrest report from Deputy Sheriff Robert Calarco said a 911 caller reported a suspect shooting a gun out of the window of a dark-colored Cadillac. Calarco located the vehicle and followed it into Indiantown where backup units arrived and a traf c stop was made. The report said the complainant arrived at the Indiantown substation and veri ed this was the vehicle involved with the shooting. Two rearms were located in the vehicle, a Taurus 9 mm and a Taurus .45 caliber. Deputies also found 11 spent 9 mm casings, ve 9 mm bullets, one .45 caliber spent casing and one .45 caliber bullet, the report stated. In addition deputies said they found a small amount of cannabis. Pineda stated that while he was driving home from the Okeechobee rodeo he grabbed the two handguns and red several rounds out of the passenger side window, the arrest report stated. Charges led included discharge of a rearm in public, carrying concealed weapons and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Pineda was held on $30,750 bond on the Martin County charges. Pineda, who had a West Palm Beach address, was wanted in Georgia on three undisclosed charges. He was held without bond on the Georgia warrants to await extradition. Concert goer arrested after ring shots from vehicle Damaso Pineda

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On Sunday, Nov. 18, chicken wings and jamsession. Monday, A YCE spaghetti and ve-card bingo.Masons offer 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. United Methodist Men plan dinner fundraiserThe Okeechobee United Methodist Men, 200 N.W. Second St. (behind Walgreens), is announcing their smoked chicken dinner fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for take out only. Delivery is available for 10 or more dinners. From 4 until 6:30 p.m. dine in or take out is available. Dinners are one-quarter chicken, cole slow, beans, roll and dessert for $7. Tickets are available at the church or you may fax orders to 863-763-2481 by 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 Orders should include contact name, phone number and address to deliver dinners.OKMS plans ribbon cuttingOkeechobee Main Street announces the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Florida Outdoors RV Country on Friday, Nov. 16 The ribbon cutting by Mayor James Kirk will take place at noon, followed by a barbecue and opportunity to see the luxury of a new RV! Please join Main Street as we w elcome Marilyn Driscoll and her new business into our community. Florida Outdoors RV Country is located at 4300 U.S. 441 S., next to the KOA. Remembrance service setHospice of Okeechobee will hold its annual Memorial Service of Remembrance Nov. 16 at Indian River State College Williamson Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. The service begins at 5:15 p.m. and will conclude at 6:30 followed by refreshments and fellowship. Please join us as we celebrate and honor the lives of those we have loved. RSVP to Gail (863-467-2321) or ggerntrup@ hospiceofokeechobee.org.BHR VFW to host dinnerBuckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528 will host a dinner on Friday Nov. 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Music will be by Saxman until 11 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy either steak, pork chops or sh and shrimp dinners for a donation of $11 and $7 with all proceeds to bene t V eterans & Family Needs. For more information, please call Gordie at 863-467-2882.Eagles plan steak dinner, bingoOn Friday, Nov. 16, the Eagles Aerie North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host a steak dinner from 5:30 until 9 p.m. Music will be by Rick and Julie. On Saturday, the Eagles will have card bingo starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 Community Bene t Fund.Eagles plan steak dinnerCypress Hut Eagles will be serving prime rib-eye steaks, sh or shrimp this Friday, Nov. 16. Music will be by Jimmy and Debbie Harper. Proceeds go to the community charity fund. For more information please call 863-467-1154.North Moose plans eventsNorth Moose, Okeechobee, will host dinner and music with Country Couple, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 Breakfast is planned for Sunday, Nov. 18, 8–11 a.m. All proceeds go to Moose and Mooseheart charities.Bene t to help Watt familyA memorial bene t for the family of Don Watt will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at Hammerheads with a pool tournament starting at 11 a.m. and a poker tournament starting at 4 p.m. There will be food, door prizes and raf es. For more information, call 863-6343693.Bene t for Hunter Swain setHunter Swain is 11 years old. She has been diagnosed with stage 2 Bone Cancer. A bene t will be held for her on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. at Barracudas Grillery. They will sell pork sandwiches, baked beans and coleslaw plates for $7 with swamp cabbage for $2. All donations are accepted. There will also be a 50/50 raf e and a cake raf e. Live music by Red starting at 7 p.m. For more information, call 407-508-8459.Dog training seminar slatedDog 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 from 1 until 3 p.m. Tibor Feigel, lead trainer of ZenK9, will address bad behaviors, behavioral modi cation and training techniques. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per family. Shelter volunteers who 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., at 863-357-1104; by 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.Embroidery group to meetDo you have an embroidery machine, or want to learn about them? Then join the monthly embroidery group on Saturday, Nov. 17 f rom 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross of ce at 323 N. Parrott Ave. Please call Linda at 863-697-2450 or Mary at 863697-1920 for more information. Sound off and Car Show to bene t OHS Auto TechThe Sound Off and Car Show will be held at Okeechobee High School, on Saturday, Nov. 17 to bene t the OHS Automotive Technology Program for updated tools and equipment. There will be door prizes, contests and games. This event will feature Show Classes: classic, modern, truck lifted, truck lowered and custom. SPL classes: street 1-4 and single cab truck, singles. Cost to compete is $20 including two runs and $5 for rerun. Sign-up starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. with the competition starting at 11 a.m. Since the show is being held on high school property, there will be Zero Tolerance for alcohol, drugs and weapons. Law enforcement will be on site to enforce these rules. For information, call Mr. Anderson at 863-634-5272.Nov. 17 event will bene t juvenile diabetes researchThe Okeechobee Walk/Run to Cure Diabetes to bene t the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will be held in Flagler Park, #4, on Saturday, Nov. 17 with registration at 7:30 a.m. and a start time of 8:30 a.m. There will be a light breakfast, face painting, music, water balloon fun, limbo, bounce house, dunk tank and more. Come out for a fun day and help raise nds and awareness for type 1 diabetes. For more information, call Taylor Fulford at 863-634-6384 or Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Poker Run will raise funds for Relay for LifeA Poker Run is planned to bene t Rela y for Life on Saturday, Nov. 17 rain or shine. Riders are $25 and passengers are an addi tional $5. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with rules discussion at Lunkers Sport s Grille, 4825 U.S. 441 S. Ride starts at 9:3 0 a.m. with ve scheduled stops with all bik ers back at Lunkers at 3:30 p.m. Two wheels, three wheels or four, come join in the fun a t the Poker Run! All proceeds to bene t Rela y for Life. Ride for a Cure!Civil Air Patrol to host open houseThe Okeechobee County Civil Air Patro l will host its rst open house event on Sat urday afternoon, Nov. 17 from noon unti l 3 p.m Come out to our hangar and see ou r equipment, meet our staff and enjoy fre e hotdogs and chips. Civil Air Patrol is a non pro t organization.Yard sale will help buy toysThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility wil l have a yard sale Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 608 N.E. Second Ave., which is down the street from Rita’s Furni ture. Toys, tools, clothing, and many othe r items will be on sale. For information, cal l The Heritage Assisted Living Facility at 863 763-1700. Money raised from the yard sal e will be used to buy toys for less fortunat e children in the Okeechobee community. 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FAU program helps those w ith AutismBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Mary’s Shelter from Stuart and the FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities w ere the featured speakers at the monthly meeting of the Okeechobee Community Collaborative Council last Tuesday. Gina Thompson of Mary’s Shelter explained the Stuart shelter has 10 beds and serves pregnant women. It is designed after four other shelters in the nation. The female clients are required to work, improve their education and volunteer in the community. They offer in-house counseling, health care assistance and other prenatal assistance. So far 50 girls have come through the program in their two-year history. The program is free and for girls over 18 years of age. They have only three full-time staff members and rely heavily on volunteers. There are open beds at the facility. It is a non-pro t organization. “We’re trying to get the word out. We’ve had all healthy babies born. It’s nice for the girls to have support when they return from the hospital,” she explained. The organization has considered an application for a shelter to serve girls under 18. Linda Peirce from Florida Atlantic Univ ersity explained the de nition of autism is changing. Criteria will combine social community and social interaction with three areas of de cits. In addition symptoms must be present in early childhood and impair and limit everyday functioning. She invited the agencies to Google CDC.org for more information. CDC stands for the Center for Disease Control. A recent study showed 1 in 88 children have autism with ve times as many boys than girls. One in 55 boys and 1 in 252 girls have autism. Diagnosis among Hispanic and black children have increased most likely due to more awareness about autism. The Florida Department of Education provides a grant for this program. State aid has decreased in recent years. The agency covers the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County. The local of ce is in St. Lucie West at the former FAU campus. They also assist patients with hearing and vision problems as long as they have another disability. They have a parental support group in Okeechobee at the public library which meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The Peers program, a relationship development program, helps autism patients with a 14 week program to assist social skills and relationship skills. Those between ages 1219 can take part. They meet in Jupiter. Parents have a coach and the teens also receive assistance. The structured curriculum teaches them something new every week. How to meet new people, how to start conversations, various role playing, and other social techniques are taught to these clients. The 14-week course costs $420. For more information about the center call 1-888-632-6395. The website is: www.autism.fau.edu. Mrs. Peirce said many autism patient are misunderstood in the community. She said it is vital to increase training for rst responders to avoid unnecessary actions, arrests and misunderstandings. She said there is a lack of services for adults with autism in rural areas of Florida. A free shing tournament for kids will be held at the Okeechobee Agri-civic Center this Sunday. Thirty-three students have participated in Project Success at the Okeechobee Achievement Academy through Communities in Schools. They have done a food for families drive for the holidays. There are 23 enrolled students in the On Track Program to help teen moms and dads at several schools. There is a waiting list for 15 students who are parents or will soon be parents. Teens and risky behavior is the main goal of the Juvenile Justice Council this year. They meet the third Friday of each month at noon at Beef O’Brady’s Restaurant on South Parrott Avenue. November is Epilepsy Awareness Program. They have partnered with Ruby Tuesday restaurants on a fundraiser. Treasure Coast Workforce Solutions is currently recruiting youth out of school to learn work readiness skills and or get into college. The program serves those between the ages of 18 and 21. The Foster Grand parent program has served over 90 students in Okeechobee Schools this year. The next meeting will be on Nov. 27, at 10 a.m. at the School Board Of ces. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PRICE PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE & FEES. RDBU2583. 888-745-6624www.rogerdeanbuick.com You Just Cant Do Better Than Dean!Ž WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE DEAN DEALS!DONT MISS THESE SAVINGS! WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE CARS, TRUCKS & VANS 93 GMC SIERRA 1500 STK#26314A SHARP, MUST SEE!NOW: $4,990 08 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXTSTK#24243A POWER GROUP, STOW N GONOW: $13,990 09 CHEVROLET COLORADO LTSTK#26365A CREW CAB, POWER GROUP, IMMACULATENOW: $16,990 10 GMC TERRAIN SLE-1 STK#98879 POWER GROUP, REAR CAMERA, LOW MILESNOW: $19,990 07 CHRYSLER PACIFICA LTDSTK#6336A NAVIGATION, LEATHER, POWER GROUPNOW: $11,990 11 CHEVROLET HHR LT STK#98877 POWER GROUP, ALLOYSNOW: $13,990 11 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LTSTK#9886Z 3RD ROW SEATING, POWER GROUP,EXCELLENT CONDITIONNOW: $22,990 02 FORD EXPLORER XLSSTK#24269A POWER PACKAGE, AUTONOW: $6,990 07 BUICK RENDEZVOUS CXL STK#24316A POWER GROUP, 1 OWNERNOW: $12,990 12 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRYSTK#988882P LEATHER, POWER DOORS, TOURING, CASHMERENOW: $19,990 09 GMC 4X4SIERRA 1500 SLESTK#98887 LEATHER, BUCKET SEATS, 20Ž CHROME, BLUETOOTHNOW: $25,990 09 PONTIAC G5 GT STK#98848ZA, POWER GROUP, ALLOYS, LOW MILESNOW: $11,990 09 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEL STK#98869ZLEATHER, SUNROOF, AUTO, ONLY 32K MILES!NOW: $14,990 12 CHEVROLET MALIBU LTSTK#98880P POWER GROUP, ALLOYSNOW: $16,990 12 FORD F-250 SUPERDUTYSTK#INCREADING UTILITY BODY WITH LADDER RACKNOW: $28,990 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 € Hwy 98 N. € Okeechobee 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Vegetable Plants, GardenSeeds and Vidalia Onion Sets Now Available! 10 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012 Shelters offers help for pregnant women Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyGina Thompson of Mary’s Shelter was one of the featured speakers at Tuesday’s Community Collaborative Council meeting. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLinda Peirce of the FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities was one of the featured speakers at the Okeechobee Community Collaborative Council meeting on Tuesday. Donations needed for annual Thanksgiving dinnerBig 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 information, call 863-763-5725 or 863-610-1815.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 STK# F444669 3 D F150 SUPERCAB SALES HOURS: Mon. thru Fri. 8a-7p, Saturday 9a-5p SERVICE HOURS : Mon. thru Fri. 7:30a 5:30p, Saturday 8a-4p3201 US Hwy 27 South, Sebring(863) 314-5303Price excludes taxes, tag and $699 dealer fee. Prices include all available factory rebates and incentives, assigned to dealer F.M.C.C. Financing Cash subject to credit approval. Not every customer will qualify for all rebates. Photos are for illustration purposes only; vehicles may be different color. De aler not responsible for typographical errors. Hurry in today -offer expires 11/30/12. WE BUY CARS!LIKE US FOR DISCOUNTS, PROMOTIONS & MORE!! ALAN JAY ALAN JAY ALAN JAY ALANJAYFORD.COM ALANJAYFORD.COMALANJAYFORD.COMSEE ALL OUR INVENTORY AT M.S.R.P.ALAN JAY DISCOUNT SALE PRICE 5.0 BONUS CASH RETAIL CUSTOMER CASH FMCC FINANCING CASH RANGER OWNER BONUS$32,270 -$3,272$28,988 -$500 -$1,500 -$1,000 -$1,500 $ 24,498 BUY IT NOW FOR ONLY THE ALAN JAY ADVANTAGE: A 100% COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY 0003203936-01 YOULL ALWAYS PAY LESS AT ... A LOT LESS!!ALAN JAY ALAN JAY ALAN JAY *See dealer for details. Prices include all rebates and incentives, assigned to dealer. Financing offers and N.M.A.C. bonus cas h, subject to credit approval. Vehicles subject to prior sale, hurry in for best selection. Dealer not responsible for typograp hical errors. Photos are for illustration purposes only. Some vehicles may differ in color. Offer expires 11/30/12 WE BUY CARS!!JOIN OUR PAGES FOR DISCOUNTS, PROMOTIONS & MORE!! 1700 Flare Road, Sebring, FL (863) 314-5359 Visit us online at ALANJAY.COM ALANJAY.COMALANJAY.COMALAN JAY ALAN JAY ALAN JAY 0003231775-01 $ 1 99 / M O $209 /MO. $ 2 59 */MO. $ 219*/MO 100% ELECTRIC! $ 249*/MO $ 249*/MO 32 MPG HWY 32 MPG HWY 92 MPG e (Electric) UP TO 24 MPG HWY 7 695 Model #55112 STK# N387695 28 MPG HWY 86543 Model #22213 STK# N486543 32 MPG HWY Model #13113 STK# N154340NEW 2012 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN NEW 2012 NISSAN ROGUE AWD NEW 2012 NISSAN QUEST NEW 2012 NISSAN ALTIMA COUPE 24 month lease, 12k miles/yr. $1,999 down plus tax, tag & $699 dealer fees 39 month lease, 12k miles/yr. $2,999 down plus tax, tag & $699 dealer fees 39 month lease, 12k miles/yr. $2,999 down plus tax, tag & $699 dealer fees 36 month lease, 12k miles/yr. $1,999 down plus tax, tag & $699 dealer fees 39 month lease, 12k miles/yr. $2,999 down plus tax, tag & $699 dealer fees 39 month lease, 12k miles/yr. $2,999 down plus tax, tag & $699 dealer fees Model #45112 STK# N919877 2 Model #20212 STK# N716583 NEW 2012 NISSAN LEAF Model #47112 STK# N025405 NEW 2012 NISSAN JUKE ALAN JAY ALAN JAY ALAN JAY NEW 2013 FORD • 5.0 V8, Automatic 6 speed Trans. • Power Windows • Power Locks • Crusie Control • My Ford Key• Sync System • 3.55 locking rear axle & Much More! 11 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012

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Special to The Okeechobee News Yearling Middle School Student Council sponsored a Veterans Day Program on Friday, Nov. 9. Opening the event were Student Council members, Alexi Morgan, Shanell Casanova, Kiara Hernandez, and Artha Jonassaint, who performed a skit entitled, “Who is a Veteran?” After the skit, David Montoya and Justin Rowe posted the colors. Student Council members led the audience in the pledge, and stood as the YMS Band played, “The Star Spangled Banner.” The students and staff were mesmerized as Mr. Lou Cuppens, a veteran from the Royal Canadian Air Force, spoke about the origin of the poppy ower which has become a tradition in honor of veterans during November. Mr. Cuppens is a citizen of Canada but comes to Florida for the winter. He brought another veteran with him -Mr. Charles Seagrest. Veterans from VFW post 10539, Mr. Sid Place, Mr. Dennis Conner and Mr. Michael Schullerman, continued the momentum by folding a ag as Mr. Olli Mullen explained the importance of each fold. Last week, Mrs. McGee, Student Council advisor, asked the staff to supply names of their family members or friends who served in the military or who were still in the service. As she read the names submitted, Anayeli Montoya, Shelby Allen, Ashley Velaquez and Lucia Lopez passed out owers and cards to those staff members in honor or memory of those loved ones. The YMS band gave a rousing rendition of the military songs and invited those who served to stand as their branch of service was played. The YMS Steppers performed a routine and saluted the veterans. Both groups did an excellent job! For the next few minutes, a hush fell on the crowd as Mrs. Marcie Farrell rendered her version of “Taps” to honor all those who gave their lives in service to our country. At the end of the program, the winners of the essay contest were announced. Mariah Spelts was rst place winner with her essay entitled “Why should we support, respect and understand our veterans?” Ulissa Ruiz, Deborah Nichols, and Mariah Casanova were second place, and third placed tied. The students were very respectful during this program and Student Council wants to express our appreciation for their attentiveness. Also, a special thank you to our guests and all those who were a part of the program—Mr. John Saunders, Ms. Grant, Ms. Van Ness and Mrs. Marcie Farrell. In addition, thank you to Mr. Brewer, Mrs. Markham and Mr. Stuart who work to keep our school safe. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 12 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012 Y earling Middle School honors veterans Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSThe Student Council students with our guests at the Veterans Day Program. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSU.S. military veterans representing VFW Post #10539 fold the ag.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the MonthCongratulations to the Students of the Month at South Elementary for October. They are: Anna Vizcarra, Tori Trent, Reginald Mendez, Jatravian Kelly, Conner Mehrer, Jaydee Dale, Silvia Gomez, Rosalia Jaimes, Jacob Hardy, Raymond Sandoval, Eliza Leitner, Britney Whipple, Tyrell Holland and Alexis Mundell. Go Eagles! Special to the Okeechobee News/ OREARetired educators honoredOn Nov. 8, the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing the State of Florida’s Retired Educators Day which is Sunday, Nov. 18. Okeechobee Retired Educators Association has over 40 members and volunteers countless numbers of hours to this community as well as providing scholarships to OHS students and this year donated over 75 books, personally purchased by members, to school libraries throughout the county. Pictured are OREA President Gay Carlton (left) and BOCC Chairman Margaret Garrard Helton (right).

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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. Many Americans are so busy working and taking care of their families that when an injury or illness occurs they may not have a trusted healthcare partner to turn to. Make time for your health by beginning a relationship w ith a Primary Care Physician. It isnt expensive or time consuming, but having an existing relationship with a trusted medical professional will be a comfort to you and your family when y ou experience an unexpected medical issue. Raulerson Primary Care is a conv eniently located Family Medicine Practice right here in Okeechobee. Raulerson Primary Care accepts new patients of all ages and the staff members are ”uent in Spanish. The provider, Dr. Jose Villarreal, is Board certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Many Americans are without a primary care physician Board of Family Physicians. Primary Care Physicians like Dr. Villarreal not only treat patients medical conditions, provide sports physicals, and refer patients to a specialist if necessary; they also perform another important service, which is preventative healthcare. Whether you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or are in good physical health, consider scheduling an annual wellness visit with a primary care provider, like Dr. Jose Villarreal. The staff at Raulerson Primary Care are ready to meet you and your family and be your trusted source for primary care. 14 Okeechobee News November 16, 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 15 Okeechobee News November 16, 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Garage/ Yard SalesMULTI-FAMILY SALE SAT. NOV. 17TH, 7:00AM TO 3PM. 486 SE 16TH AVE. LOTS OF STUFF, FURNITURE,ODDS & ENDS,LOT’S OF BABY STUFF,TOYS, TOO MUCH TO LIST! OKEE Multi-Family. State Road 70 E. next to Marathon Station. Fri. 11/16 & Sat. 11/17. 8am to ? Something for everyone! We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 YARD SALE Fri. 16th-Sun. 18th 8:00am till ?? 710 to 15A OVER TRACKS TO FIRST LEFT FOLLOW SIGNS. DINING ROOM, LIVING ROOM,BDRM FURN., WICKER-RATTAN & WROUGHT IRON FURN.,LOTS OF TOOLS,TABLE& SCROLL SAW, AIR COMPRESSOR, PRESSURE WASHER, FISHING&CAMPING EQUIP. LOT’S MORE OF EVERYTHING YARD SALE SAT. NOV. 17th ONLY TIME:8:00 AM 1140 NE 342nd TRAIL FT. DRUM CLOTHING, MISC HOUSEHOLD, X-MAS ITEMS,YARD TOOLS, DISNEY ITEMS AND OTHER THINGS. 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeClass A & B CDL Driver for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts available, apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. Farm Mechanic Ag Experience Required Call: 772-260-1577 MEDICAL ASSISTANT F/T Medical Assistant needed for busy medical of ce, minimum of 1 year of ce experience preferred. Please call 863-467-7084 or fax resume to 863-467-6833. 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 TimeAdministrative Assistant Experienced with Quick Books and General Of ce Experience. Homeowners Association, part-time, 30 hours. Tuesday thru Saturday 9:00 am till 3:00 pm. Drug Free Workplace. Please fax resume to: 863-467-4044 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Part Time PT Driver Position 3 Days a week only MUST have CLEAN DL, able to lift 75 lbs., & able to drive. NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT. Must provide MVR with application Apply in person @ Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery 251 NE 300th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday ONLY 863-467-6377 or 772-285-2901 Sales SALES PERSON WANTEDwith the following quali cations:• Sales experience preferred, but will train sharp individuals • Good people skills • Sound work ethic Bene ts of our company: • Reasonable work schedule • Health bene ts • 401K • Liberal pay plan If you have an interest in joining our team, contactNeal RobertsNO Phone Calls Apply within • Dress to Impress Hours: Mon Fri 9am 7pm • Sat 9am 5pm4224 Hwy 441 S. OkeechobeeEOE/DFWP For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business OpportunitiesSoutheast Milk is Seeking CDL Class A Drivers *Must have a minimum of 2 years recent veri able experience Access: www.southeastmilk.org to print a Driver Application DFWP & EOE (352)347-4956 Business OpportunitiesSoutheast Milk is Seeking CDL Class A Drivers *Must have a minimum of 2 years recent veri able experience Access: www.southeastmilk.org to print a Driver Application DFWP & EOE (352)347-4956 Sales Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com FurnitureSOFA & LOVESEAT, RECLINERS, SUEDE. $300.00 O.B.O CALL 863-214-4525 Pets/SuppliesYorkie Pups 2 tiny toy males 9 wks,shots,health cert.Reg.papers.$450.ea.cash only.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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsNW OKEE: 2 Bedroom Apartments available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo., and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. Houses RentFor Rent Remodeled 3br/1ba $675.00 mo., + $700.00 security Single Family Non Smoker Call 863-801-3700 Large 2bd/1ba On water in Treasure Island. $675.00 monthly, $500 security deposit. Call 863-467-1308 New 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 $560.00 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. Office Space RentOKEECHOBEE Executive of ce spaces avail. $350 month. Includes Alarm, electric, water, and WiFi. Call 863-697-9663. 16 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale$47,900 STEAL 3br./2 ba. Built in 2004, needs nothing. Fenced yard, City water. Call 863-801-1739. DOLL HOUSE, 2/2 ON WATER, FURNISHED, FENCED YARD,PET FRIENDLY, ON LARGE LOT. $69,000.00 CALL 863-763-8761 OR 863-447-1384 Land SaleDIXIE RANCH 1.5 ACRES $600.00 DOWN OWNER FINANCING. CALL 863-763-6358 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 Rent For Rent 1 Bedroom Trailer $100 A Week Pay your own electric. Call 863-610-4625 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Mobile Home RentTREASURE ISLAND 2BR, on lake access canal with boat slip. C/A, room for motor home, quiet street. $495/mo. Call 863-226-3436 or 423-237-8948. Mobile HomeSaleFleetwood Doublewide Mobile home Anniversary Edition For Sale (Must be moved,located in Pahokee, Florida). Like brand new, lived in two years, includes all furniture, appliances and 2 porches 2000 sq. ft., wind zone protected. Large kitchen with electric in Island, built in desk and lots of cabinets, pantry and storage places, breakfast nook, living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, master includes walk in shower with seat and tub with shower, walk in closets, custom light xtures and ceiling fans, crown molding, lots of windows REDUCED FROM $44,000.00 TO $30,000.00 Call 352-223-9842. FOR SALE 13x37 Chariot Model Home, built March of 2010, 1 or 2 bedrooms, splattered walls and ceilings, addition added, covered carport, sunroom or bedroom. Located at Ancient Oaks gated community. Block 20, Lot 8, Lake Frieda behind house, 2 way street. Like New lived in just 5 months, Club house across St. $99,900.00 Call 423-552-5055 2/1 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 2Bd Mobile Home Fully furnished, lot rent $260.00 mo. includes trash-water-mowing. Asking $8,000 O.B.O. Call 863-623-4924 or 859-979-1576 CASABLANCA 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 For Sale 35x12 Park Model w/additions, golf cart, completely furnished. Asking $24,000 Aruba RV Park Lot#209 Call 561-512-6634 or 828-808-6435 Palm Harbor Homes New 2012... 30x76 4bd/3ba$0 Down, $399/Mo 800-622-2832 ext 210 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Mobile HomeSaleTOTALLY REMODELED 2BR, 1BA, 10X40 scr. porch, laundry rm w/W/D, fully furn. $20,000. 817-709-0319. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds.Immaculate, Totally Updated 14x56 2bd/2ba Mobile,12x30 enclosed addition, 16x8 Florida Room. Living space of double wide, fully furnished, convient, quiet. Located Lot 44 River Bend Park. Move in Before Christmas. $19,000 Call 1-585-352-7015 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. HONDA 1988 GL 1500 Motorbike For Sale $1250. Runs perfectly, but time for me to do other things. Oil has been changed regularly, paint is in excellent condition, very few mods done to it, I just gave it a K and N air lter and oil lter, and moved the license plate farther under the back seat. If interested contact: bobbycone102@gmail.com PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012 IN ROOM 110, THE CENTER FOR ACADEMIC INNOVATION, IN THE CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER ON THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE CHASTAIN CAMPUS AT 2400 S.E. SALERNO ROAD, STUART, FLORIDA 34997. CURRICULUM COMMITTEE 2:00 P.M. BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE 2:15 P.M. PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE 2:30 P.M. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 2:45 P.M. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 3:00 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 430927 ON 11/16/2012 MotorcyclesSOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Okeechobee County: CDR Okeechobee, LLC (Sunfest Herbs Organic Farm) 2665 S. Bayshore Drive, Suite 701, Miami, FL 33133, has submitted Application 120910-2 for modi cation of Water Use Permit 47-01073-W to irrigate 147 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Upper Floridan Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 5, 6, Township 36 South, Range 36 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 430586 ON 11/16/2012 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 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 IS HEREBY GIVEN: Kevin C. Estes Last known address: 3846 NW 7th St Okeechobee, FL Dawna L. Hopewell Last known address: 2666 NW 6th St Okeechobee, FL Deanna M. Vinson Last known address: 17967 N. Hwy 441 Okeechobee, FL You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Okeechobee, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Gwen Chandler Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 144 Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 (863) 763-4014 430919 ON 11/16/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of stored items on Nov. 27, 2012. Owner Unit # Bishop, Fred #312 McKinney, Robert A. #345 430928 ON 11/16,23/2012 Motorcycles 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Four WheelDriveMUD TRUCK 79’ BRONCO, NEW ENGINE, TIRES, ETC. $3,500.00 O.B.O. 18” CUSTOM RIMS 5 LUG UNIVERSAL $550.00 O.B.O. CALL 863-214-4525 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 Public NoticeNOTICE 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 Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.ŽNOTICE 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 17 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012

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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 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 Public Notice 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 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 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 NOTICE 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 SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 12-1-12 @ 10:00 AM Unit #466 Antonio R. Bonilla 430974 ON 11/16,23/2012 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 18 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. 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Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 NOTICE 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 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. 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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A palm print left behind at a burglary scene led a local detective to an Okeechobee man who has subsequently been arrested on several felony charges. Whitman Daniel Miner, 31, S.E. 21st Court, was arrested Thursday, Nov. 8, on felony charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling, burglary of a conveyance (three counts) and grand theft. Miner is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $20,000. According to an arrest report by Detective J avier Gonzalez, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), Miner broke into three unlocked cars and attempted to break into a home where a couple were sleeping. The detective’s report stated that he found two screens that had been removed from windows on the northwest side of the home. A wicker chair was also found underneath the windows that had apparently been put there by the suspect. Also found at the home was a shoeprint in the sandy soil, as well as a screwdriver. The palm print, added the detective, was removed from the door handle of a car parked outside the home. OCSO Crime Scene Technician Jackie Moore was also able to lift a partial ngerprint from a motion light that had been removed from an electrical outlet inside the home. Detective Gonzalez went on to state that the couple were asleep when the wife heard a noise that woke her around 5:15 a.m. She got out of bed and walked through the living room and kitchen but saw nothing out of place. However, as she was getting ready for work sometime later she noticed the motion light lying on the oor beneath an open window. The detective indicated in his report that she “may have spooked” the intruder when she heard the noise and walked through her home. Acting on a lead Detective Gonzalez stated that he, along with another OCSO detective and a uniformed deputy, traced Miner to an apartment. During a search of that apartment they reportedly found Miner hiding in a bathtub with the shower curtain pulled shut. Nearly all of the stolen items were found in the attic of the apartment, said Detective Gonzalez. Miner was later arrested on an amended Department of Corrections warrant that charged him with the felony of violation o f probation sale/manufacture/deliver of other schedule I and II drugs. He is being held without bond on those charges. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472012CA000109CAXXXX BLUE CYPRESS GOLF AND RV RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIAT ION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, Plaintiff, V S. RUSSELL C. SASS, SUSAN G. SASS, “ JANE DOE”, “JOHN DOE”, “UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION #1”, and “UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION #2”, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION T O: RUSSELL C. SASS 13691 SE 12Th Terr Okeechobee, FL 34974 And 13801 Highway 441 SE #7 Okeechobee, FL 34974 2729 Iowa Drive Troy, MI 48083 SUSAN G. SASS 13691 SE 127th Terr Okeechobee, FL 34974 And 13801 Highway 441 SE #7 2729 Iowa Drive Troy, MI 48083 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to enforce a lien on the following property located in Okeechobee County, Florida: Unit No. 7, BLUE CYPRESS GOLF & RV RESORT, and RV Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, recorded on January 22, 1991, in Of cial Record Book 320, Pages 741 through 811, (Condominium Plat Book 1, Pages 45 through 51); of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; together with all the appurtenances of such unit according to the Declaration of Condominium. (PHASE I) has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jason M. Zapper, Esq., Jay Steven Levine Law Group, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 3300 PGA Boulevard, Suite 570, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410, on or before ‘ 12/17/2012, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED: 11/9/2012 SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk 430848 ON 11/16,23/2012 20 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012 ACROSS 1 Michael Jordan began college as one 10 Leather leggings 15 Plants 16 CasbahŽ actor, 1948 17 Sex symbol of the silents 18 Very funny 19 Accessory 20 Titans, e.g. 22 Current source 24 Negative sentiment 25 Wedding Day at TroldhaugenŽ composer 26 He got his only World Series ring in 2009 27 Staff note 28 Viva-VegasŽ link 29 Eastern quaff thats typically 18-25% alcohol 32 21-Down, e.g. 34 Theyre assumed 38 Motions 40 Want ad abbr. 41 Mosque leader 44 __ a hunch ...Ž 45 Far from assertive 47 Ariadne, to Minos 49 Archaeologists, at times 50 Clique 51 Going RogueŽ author 52 Three-time Clooney role 53 Adjacent to 57 Old Scottish landholder 58 Shepherd of old radio 59 Like some bars 60 Where threes a crowd DOWN 1 Colorado hrs. 2 Sound of recognition 3 Mills On Liberty,Ž for one 4 Where plays may be discussed 5 GMAT takers goal 6 Brothers keeper? 7 Name often seen before a hyphen 8 #4 at Boston Garden 9 2006 N.L. MVP 10 Necklace feature 11 Jockeys 12 European satellite launcher 13 Nous or vous 14 Begins 21 Kelp nutrient 22 Eye up and down 23 River through Orsk 24 Fight cause, often 26 Behave suitably 30 As found 31 What oldies evoke 33 Hollywoodthemed Vegas hotel 35 Rial spender 36 Rabins 70s predecessor 37 Fixes bare spots, in a way 39 Former Mideast gp. 41 Certain how-to book targets? 42 La __: region of central Spain 43 Like the stables cleaned by Hercules in a single day 46 I disagreeŽ 48 Love 49 PurgatorioŽ writer 51 Bridge in Paris 54 Rest 55 Morse character 56 Wind dir. By Barry C. Silk (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/30/11 04/30/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Local man accused of four counts of burglary Open Hands Health Center seeks volunteers and helpThe Open Hands Health Center will open May, 2013. This free Health Care Center is an Okeechobee County project for faith and income-based health needs. The Center is looking for a location with little to no rent. They are looking for volunteers in all areas of a small business, doctors and nurse practitioners who will donate time at the center or in their own of ces in all medical elds. If you have any questions or interests, please call Big Lake Baptist Association or Flo Bunker. For more information, call 863-467-6978 or( 63-467-0889, email admin@openhandshealthcenter.org or go online to openhandshealthcenter.org.

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three months. Mr. Burroughs reported he has worked with an out-of-town distribution type business to possibly purchase land in the city commerce park. He said 43 new jobs at an average wage of $35,000 could be created by the project. In other action the council approved the purchase of 14 Dodge Chargers for the Okeechobee City Police Department. The bid was awarded to Marrone of Pembroke Pines for $297,053. The council also approved a bid for police car equipment from Dana Safety Supply for $38,136. Council members also voted unanimously to foreclose on a parcel of land at 407 N.E. Ninth Ave. in River Run. The market value of the property is $42,000. The property has accrued $53,250 in code enforcement nes in recent months and has been abandoned by the owners. City Finance Director India Riedel gave a report on an improved nancial condition o f the city. The report stated sales taxes generated in the city increased by 5.5 percent in the scal year that ended September 30. Cit y expenses were down and under budget b y $366,900. The council proclaimed Nov. 16-22 as Farm City Week, Nov. 18 as Retired Educators Day and the month of November as Prematurity Awareness Month for the March o f Dimes of Okeechobee. CITYContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. 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 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 Lori Mixon Visit us at our new location1306 SW 2nd Avenue V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com 21 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012 By Charles MurphyOkeechobee News About $20,000 in damage was reported on Tuesday morning after a re broke out in the laundry room of a home on N.W. 17th A ve,, Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Lieutenant Terry Parrish said. Three units and seven remen responded just before 4 a.m. to the property owned by Pierson and Alanda Hunsinger. The couple was awakened by smoke detectors and they and their family were able to ee the structure without injury, the re report said. Firemen found heavy smoke when they arrived and were able to quickly put out the ames. Most of the damage was con ned to the washer and dryer and laundry room. The re report stated the State Fire Marshall would investigate the cause and the Okeechobee of ce of the American Red Cross came to the assistance of the family. Laundry room catches re Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMaggie Cable (left) with the Okeechobee March of Dimes accepts a proclamation of support from Mayor Jim Kirk (right) to raise awareness about the growing problem of premature births in Florida. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyRetired educator Gay Carlton (left) accepted a proclamation to honor her group from the Mayor Jim Kirk (right).

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Okeechobee led 10-6 after one, 20-10 at the half and 38-20 after three quarters. Coach Erin Morrow said she felt this was a good way to start the season as they worked hard on defensive fundamentals. “We really stressed defense and we boxed out most of the game. We had lacked in those two areas during the preseason tournament.” Morrow was also impressed with the play of her bench in the game as they were able to contribute and follow along with the game plan. “It’s really important from a coach’s perspective to have players who pay attention and are ready when you need them,” she added. Morrow also praised her two captains, Edw ards and McCoin, who played well when the game was still in doubt. “They stepped up at critical points in the game to ensure that our lead was safe. That is why they are our captains.”  The boys soccer team match with Benjamin on Monday was postponed and will be played on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. in Palm Beach County.  The Brahman boys basketball team lost two games at the Atlantic High School Tip-Off Tournament on Monday and Tuesday nights. Okeechobee fell to Inlet Grove 59-44 on Monday night. Phillip Jones had 11 points and Tyrell Taylor added eight points. Okeechobee lost a heart breaker to Village A cademy on Tuesday night 49-48. Jones led the team with 18 points and Eddie Neal chipped in with 14. Brendon Jonassaint had six points and 10 rebounds for Okeechobee. The Brahmans open up their regular season next Tuesday at home against Berean Christian.  Sebring had four players in double gures as they defeated the Lady Brahmans, 60-42, in the Highlands County Tip-Off Classic on Thursday in high school girls basketball action. Okeechobee was led by Carley McCoin who had 16 points. Taylor Trent added 13 points and Ami Edwards added ve points. Shalontay Rose led Sebring with 17 points. It was a tight game in the rst half as Sebring held leads of 19-13 after the rst quarter and 27-20 at the break. The Lady Blue Streaks instituted a full-court press in the third quarter and built a 14-point lead after three quarters. Cheyenne Nunez and Lahna Sedatol both had four points for Okeechobee.  The Okeechobee Lady Brahman soccer team won their rst match of the year last Thursday when they defeated Avon Park 2-1 in Highlands County. Brianna Nunez and Ivette Vega each had one goal for the Brahmans, (1-2). Selina Sanchez played well as the Brahman goal keeper. Rosa Cuellar played well for the Lady Red Devils in their goal. The Lady Brahmans hold their home opener on Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m. Darren Hotmire of Okeechobee was the winner of the Masters Division at the Cowboy River Run 5K held on Saturday in Sebastian.  The OHS Wrestling team took part in the preseason tournament at the Cobra PreSeason Classic on Saturday. Okeechobee lost to Park Vista 63-18, but rebounded to defeat Palm Beach Lakes 72-6. Senior grapplers Ryan Hagan and Edwin Robles and junior Jake Menendez won by pin fall in the match with Park Vista. Larry Tabor and Allen Leitner recorded pins and Menendez got his second pin of the day against Palm Beach Lakes. There were three freshmen in the lineup for the OHS Brahmans. The wrestlers travel to Sebring this Thursday. Sports News in Brief Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Scores for Nov. 9 were: rst place tie, Wally Hall and Howard Shelkie; second place, George Guydosh; third place, Rick J ordan; fourth place Dan Birdashaw; fth place Chet Hendron. OGCC Gold Tee Special to the Okeechobee NewsVFW Men’s Auxiliary helps Humane SocietyThe Men’s Auxiliary of VFW Post #10539 decided to assist the local Humane Society Pet Rescue here in Okeechobee at their last meeting. The Humane Society Pet Rescue organization operates entirely with volunteers and is most deserving of a “leg up” from the community. Pictured here are (left to right): (top) VFW members Neil Keehn, Tom Jankowski, presenting $1000 check to Humane Society Director Belinda Forlifer and VFW member Jerry Jones; (bottom, left to right) County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper and VFW Post 10539 president Bubba Jones. The dogs Happy, Gizzy, Peewee, Nacho and Chubby are all available for adoption along with various other animals. Call 863-357-1104 or stop by 1203 U.S. 98 N. for more information. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) honored Florida’s heroes on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, by implementing changes to commercial licensing requirements. The changes will make it easier for Florida veterans and veterans with disabilities to enter the commercial shing industry. Governor Rick Scott said, “We have a tremendous opportunity not only to give thanks to the men and women that served our nation so courageously, but also to provide them with more support so they can pursue careers in shing here in Florida. This initiative will expand job opportunities for our veterans and get more folks involved in the commercial shing industry, which is a win-win for Florida.” The Commission adopted these changes at its September meeting. Applicants should visit MyFWC.com/License and click on “Commercial Saltwater Products” or call 850-487-3122. To learn more about commercial saltwater shing in Florida, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing; click on “Saltwater Fishing” and “Commercial.” Becoming shermen easier for Florida vets We want your news!The Okeechobee News welcomes news and photos about community sports events. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 23 Okeechobee News November 16, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News OHS cross country runner Tabatha Henry nished 42nd in the state, won a district title, and nished in sixth place in the regional race last year. All those accomplishments w ere still not enough to satisfy her. Henry had another outstanding season this fall as they nished third in the district race and last week quali ed for her second state nal with a fourth place nish at the regional in South Fork. Up next is the state nal this Saturday in Tallahassee where Henry expects to nish even higher than last year. "I felt I did really well at the regional meet w ith a personal record on that course," Henry said. She did it despite a nagging hip injury she suffered at the district race at the Ag Civic Center. There were 183 runners in the state nal last year and she was able to nish in the top 20 percent. This year she could nish in the top 10 percent. "I'll be nervous but excited. I had to take off two days from running due to my injury, but I expect to be ready Saturday," she explained. Henry will travel with her coach J ulie Bohannon and three teammates to the nals. She will know what to expect and she felt the experience she had at the nal in Dade City last year should be to her advantage. Bohannon said Henry has been a model for the entire team because of her work ethic and her interest in the sport. She had nothing but praise for Henry, who has won four most valuable player awards in her rst two seasons at OHS. "I couldn't have asked for a better runner and athlete. She always gives 110-percent and she is an excellent student. She stays motivated all the time," she added. Bohannon said she wanted to bring along a few of the other runners to motivate them to work hard and get to the next level so that they too might experience a regional race and a state nal. Henry had a grueling off season as she ran about 240 miles this summer. Her father David Henry has also placed her on a strict diet to help improve her stamina and running skills. She said she has a protein smoothie before every race. Her mother is Isaura Henry. Her future plan is to attend college, perhaps on a cross country scholarship, and become an occupational therapist. The race Saturday can be viewed on line at http:// .milesplit.com with the race expected to start around 8:30 a.m. Henry heads for state cross country nals Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTabatha Henry will compete in the State Cross Country nals on Saturday. At right is OHS Cross Country coach Julie Bohannon. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Lady Brahmans soccer team lost their home opener 7-0 to powerful Suncoast in a District 15-3A match on Wednesday night in front of 250 fans at Brahman Stadium. Suncoast displayed excellent passes, teamwork and hustle as they defeated the young and improved Brahmans. The Lady Chargers scored an early goal but led only 1-0 in the rst 15 minutes of the match. Suncoast nally broke through the stingy Okeechobee defense with three goals in the nal 24 minutes of the half and added three goals in the second half. Kaylee Hoover made several impressive stops in the Lady Brahman net to avoid the mercy rule as the entire match was played. Coach Sonya Smith implored the girls to give maximum effort throughout the match regardless of the score. She also wants them to improve their communication on the eld and to do a better job of winning goal kicks. Okeechobee had just one shot on goal in the match and had a tough time clearing the ball out of their end of the eld. Smith said she expected better results when the Lady Brahmans hosted big lake rival Clewiston on Thursday night. OHS fell to 1-3 on the season. In the boys soccer match, Hunter Pritchard and Jose Ponce DeLeon had goals but Okeechobee fell to Suncoast 3-2 in a tough physical battle. Okeechobee is 1-1 on the season. Okeechobee was able to ght off a penalty kick by the Chargers in the rst 10 minutes after a hand ball near the Brahman net, but struggled against a physical charger team on offense. The team renewed a rivalry from the past several years in this match. The boy's team hosted John Carroll on Friday night. OHS Lady Brahman soccer team shut out by Suncoast Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy#16 Brooke Snyder competes for control of the soccer ball during the second half of Wednesday's match at OHS. Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy#9 Jose Ponce De Leon had a goal in a losing cause for the boy's soccer team who fell in a district match with Suncoast. Coach Lonnie Sears blamed mistakes near the goal and undisciplined soccer for the loss.

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