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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 140 15.36 feetLast Year: 13.82 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Happy Thanksgiving! Annual ‘roundup’ helps replenish blood supply ... Page 3 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School students improved their performance on the ACT and also on the reading and writing portion of the SAT in 2012, a key indicator that more OHS students are considered ready for college level academic work when they graduate. The report showed Okeechobee ACT scores improved from 18.5 to 19 with improvement in English, math, reading and science. In 2011 Okeechobee seniors’ scores rose from 17.3 to 18 on English; from 19.1 to 19.5 on the math section; from 18.7 to 19.3 in reading; and, from 18.4 to 18.7 on science. The percent of collegeready students has varied greatly according to the ACT in recent years. In 2008, for example, 61 percent of OHS graduates were ready for college-level work in English; 32 percent read y for college math; 46 for college reading; and, High school SAT/ACT results mixed Special to the Okeechobee News/Feasting with FriendsStudents in Mrs. Sickels’ class at Seminole Elementary “feasted with friends” at their class Thanksgiving Party last week. The lively gathering was the culmination of a holiday unit which began with the students learning about measurements, fractions, solids and liquids, as they baked homemade pumpkin bread and pumpkin pies for their guests (above). Just before the party, some of the students were practicing for their performance (at left). By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Detectives with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force have made four more felony arrests in connection with an undercover operation aimed at curbing the sale of cocaine at the street level. Four more face charges of coke salesSee TEST — Page 5 See COCAINE — Page 5 Javas D. Jones Robert Lee Holmes Sadey Fite Terry Fisher

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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! Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012 Today: Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Clear. Low of 50F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight.Extended ForecastThursday : Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the East in the afternoon. Thursday Night : Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 72F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night Clear in the evening, then overcast. Low of 46F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Mostly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Blood Roundup has concluded another year. They saw a total of 526 people come to donate and collected 471 units of blood. As always at this time of year, there were many things going on to draw people away. “It was an extremely good drive and did exactly what we needed, i.e., strengthen the blood inventory going into the holidays,” said Mike Pratt, CEO of Florida’s Blood Centers. “The timing is perfect because it is really dif cult to collect blood during the holiday period when everyone is so busy with holiday activities. A large number of ill and injured patients at Raulerson and other close hospitals, will bene t from this great effort. On behalf of all of them, thank you.” The Roundup organizers agree and are grateful to the Okeechobee community for its support. The goal of 600 is just a number, but 471 units of blood is tangible. The winners of the grand prizes were: Kay McCool, a freezer from Home Depot; Barb Golden, a Brinkman Smoker from Blue Heron Golf Club; Joe Schwartz, a microwave oven from Blue Heron Golf Club; Alex Gaitan, a two-night stay at Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, Vero Beach; Barb Golden, a Brinkman Smoker; Josh VanMeter, John’s Guide Service trip; Naomi Snowden, a $200 gift certi cate from Southern Trees and Landscaping; Barbara Dill, half day shing with Mike’s Guide Service; Guy Demory, half day shing with Mike Shellen; and the top prize, a $500 value of two seats to watch the Orlando Magic in Orlando, was won by Thomas Meara. Roundup collects 471 units of blood By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A Fort Drum man was building a solar panel when a re broke out inside a home in Fort Drum and caused about $4,000 in property damage to the kitchen area on Thursday, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue reported. Patrick Long was able to push the solar panel outside of the home and damage was then con ned to just the kitchen area. A re report from paramedic Mitchell Farrell said remen were dispatched to 325 N.E. 342nd Trail at about 11:30 a.m. and that the re was extinguished upon their arrival. Two units and four remen were on the scene for about two hours as they overhauled the damage in the home. The report said the homeowner used a garden hose to put out the ames. There were some minor injuries to one patient from the re. Some smoke damage was reported to other rooms in the home, Farrell reported. The State Fire Marshall was dispatched to determine the cause. Solar panel may have sparked blaze Special to the Okeechobee NewsA relaxed doner gets to chill out at a special station for his donation. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThese two ladies are getting into the spirit of the day with Buddy Blood Drop on the Okeechobee Blood Roundup sign.

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Food banks I am a single lady and have to cook for myself. I have nobody to eat with. I w ent to a food bank for help with Thanksgiving dinner. Because I am by myself they gave me lunch meat. No turkey. I knew a lady in line who lives where I do in low-inc ome housing and pays rent for one. She t ells people she feeds seven. Don’t you t hink she should show proof of this? She goes to all the food banks and gets food for seven. This is not right. A lot of people are hungry and can’t get help because of people like that. Also, if you go to the food b ank in Okeechobee, you should be from Okeechobee County. Okeechobee can’t feed the whole world. This is from a lady w ho can’t get turkey because she is just one person. Editor’s note : Big Lake Miss ion will serve Thanksgiving dinners on T hanksgiving Day at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You c an eat a turkey dinner t here or t ake it home. W ho’s the bigot? Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot, de ned by Merriam-Webster as “a person w ho is obstinately or intolerantly devoted t o his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.” If I t hink about that de nition, even just a little b it, it occurs to me just about everyone I know, myself included, has that very state of mind on occasion.Agri-Civic Center In regard to the near riot at the concert at the Agri-Civic Center, it sounds like the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce did an amazing job containing a very dangerous situation.Thoughts to ponder I remember the good old days, when “snap, crackle and pop,” were sounds I heard from my cereal, not my body!  Everybody makes fun of the redneck ... until the zombie apocalypse!Think before you donateThe American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. Evans’ salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses. The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense bene ts. UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year. Also consider The Salvation Army Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. The American Legion National Commander receives a zero salary. The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a zero salary. The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a zero salary. With Make a Wish 100 percent goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child. If you donate to St. Jude Research Hospital 100 percent goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and cannot afford to pay. Before making a donation, nd out how much of the money actually goes to the cause.Twinkies Consider the irony that two states have legalized marijuana and the makers of Twinkies are going out of business. If only they had held on a little longer, imagine how many Twinkies they could have sold in Colorado and Washington State. One Nation Under GodDo these words sound familiar? They should. They’re part of the American Allegiance. I Pledge Allegiance to the ag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation Under God, indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all. And there is more to it, but the point I want to make is this is supposed to be a Nation under God’s rule and authority. Why is He being left out of everything we are supposed to stand for? Where is God in your life when you choose to have an abortion and take a life He created and gave you the honor of bringing forth that child? Where is God in your life when you choose not to teach your child to pray in or out of school? Where is God when you decide it’s okay to have a same-sex relationship when He clearly stated that He created woman for the pleasure and companionship of man? And YOU want to know where is God in the middle of a crisis? He’s right there in the middle of it with you! When you believe Him and honor Him and have a relationship with Him, He never leaves you or forsakes you. YOU turn your back on Him, He’s always standing there waiting for you to turn to Him. Atheists say there is no God, so therefore He does not exist. If He does not exist, why are they ghting so hard to remove Him from everything? You cannot remove something that is not there. Isn’t it funny though how they cry out to God in times of distress? Well, God does not believe in atheists, so therefore they do not exist to Him. He sees those who claim to be as poor souls in sinking ships. Military people say there are no atheists in foxholes. “If My people who are called by My name, shall repent and humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways, I shall hear them in Heaven and forgive them and heal their land.” 2nd Chronicles 7:14. Seems like the only time I hear God’s name anymore outside of church is when someone is cursing. How sad. You can blame everything that is wrong on whoever you choose, but if you don’t make changes within yourself, from your heart, nothing will ever change. It does not matter who is President, or Governor, or councilman or whatever of ce. JESUS is KING! If you don’t know Jesus, you don’t know what you’re missing. God will never change, He is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow, forever. His promises are real and true. He does not say what He will not do. There is no excuse for anyone to say, “I never knew that” when there are so many people who are believers that can teach you. Shame on those who know th e word of God and do not share it with everyone they come in contact with. It’s no secret. It’s not a gift you can keep to yourself. It’s a gif t you need to share! Jesus is coming again. I may not be aliv e on this earth when He does, but I’m not leaving here without telling everyone I can tha t He is alive and real and coming again. Pleas e don’t wait until it is too late. You do not kno w when your life will end. In the past two years we have lost family members from birth to 90. The two babies we know are with Jesus, bu t we don’t know about the others. Only God knows. So, please, give your life to the King of Kings, rest assured of your salvation in Him and a heavenly home when you leave here. Come to church, hear God speaking to you, call a bible teaching church and ask to spea k to the Pastor and let him help you nd you r way. Call me, I’m in the phone book. Don’t le t another day go by. Jesus loves you~ and so do I, Cheryl Gawda Healthy Start annual baby shower a successThe Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition would like to thank our local community baby shower sponsors for enabling us to host another great baby shower. This year, ou r annual baby shower focused on the educational aspects of having a new baby as well as developing our new ve year Service Deliver y Plan. Input from our program participants is a necessity in planning for the future of the program. Thank You to our contributors! Withou t the generosity of our sponsors and attendees this baby shower would not have been as successful as it was! A huge thank you goes ou t to the following businesses and individuals: First Baptist Church, Mixon Real Estate Group, Okeechobee Dodge Chrysler Jeep, PNC Bank, Pat O’Connor, Dezirae Fonseca, Destiny Fonseca, Amy McDavid, Fernanda Grasaneles, Hungry Howies, Nature’s Pantry, Mam a Flegos, Applebees, Hampton Inn, Hair Cuttery, Winn Dixie, Sea Coast National Bank, Lowr y Markham, Lodge at the Lake, and Hallmark. Again, it is the dedication and support o f our local community that made this event possible. We Thank You! Sincerely, Jennifer McDonald Community Liaison November 21, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, w here it is quicker and easier to s hare your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on the community name and y our local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new topics or comment on existing topics. What f ollows is a sam pling of some of the d iscussions currently taking place. 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Editor’s note: Okeechobee second graders in Miss Palmer’s class were asked to share their thoughts on “How to Cook a Turkey.” Their responses are printed here just as the kids wrote them.Natalie wrote: “There are three steps to cook a turkey. First, you need to catch a turkey. Shote the turkey. Next, cut the fethers of the turkey or it whuld be nasty. Finaly, put it in the over for 10 hours and for 60F. Last w hen it’s done I take out the turkey. That’s how you cook a turkey.” Shelby Wooten wrote: “There are three steps to cooking a turkey. First, y ou need to by the turkey at Walmart. Then take the turkey home. Nxt take the turkey out of the bag. then y ou take the fethers off of the turkey. Last put the turkey in the over for four hours. It is time to eat! That’s how you cook a turkey.” Tristen wrote: “There are three steps to cook a turkey. First, you need to pick your turkey at the farm and bring it home. Next, y ouput butter on the turkey and put it in the uven at 3 degrez. Last you eat the turkey. A nd that is how you cook a turkey.” Sophia wrote: “There are three steps to cook a turkey. First I cite it with my truck. Next, I pule off the fethers. I put it in the over at 5F and i put the turkey in the oven for 4 hours. Last, then I serve it to my family! That is how I cook a turkey.” Ashton wrote: “THere are three steps to cook a turkey. First, you need kech a turkey. Thin youneed to pluk th turkey. You need put it in the uvin. Not it is time to eta the turkey. That is how I cook a turkey.” Yoselin wrote: There are three steps to cook a turkey. First youneed to buy the turkey at the turkey store. Next you go home you wash the turkey put lenme all ovre it. Last you put the turkey in the ovin to cook for 3 menis. That is how you cook a turkey.” George wrote: “How you cook a turkery. First. you go kill or buy one to eat. Next, you pit it in the ovin. Thin put the ovin on 600F for 3 menis. Finelley sirv it to your Flamly for Thaksgiving day. That is how I cook a turkey.” Shelby wrote: “There are three steps to cook a trukey. First you need to cech the trukey. Next, you pick the feters off and cook it at 200F. Last, ser it to your family. Thats how I cook a trukey!” Chancey wrote: “There are three steps to cook a turkey. First, go to a barn in get you a turkey but kill the turkey. Next, that the fethers off and clean the turkey. Then cut up limon and oranges for to put in the turkey. Last the tepocher should be 203 and in there for 4 hours and take turkey out of the oven in thats how to make a turkey.” Trinian wrote: “There are three steps to cook a turkey. First, you buy a turkey at Publiz. Next you cook the turkey for F 10 hours. Last yu eat the turkey with your whol family. That is how you cook a turkey.” Marissa wrote: “There are three steps to cook a turkey. First, you catch a turkey but keep it dide. Take the brown furey off. Wash the turkey. Next you stuff some mash potato and spride some barebucueq. Then, put it on the over and cook the turkey at 609F for 209 hours. This is how you cook a turkey.” Estevan wrote: “There are three steps to cook a turkey. First, you buy a turkey den you wash the turkey. Next you put it on 100F for two hours. Last you surve. That is oh you cook a turkey.” Dalton wrote: “There are three steps to cook a turkey. First, you need to catch a turkey at a barn and take it home. Next, you put it in the uvin and let it cook for ve hours. Finally, you take it out of the uvin and set up your other food and eat your turkey. And that is how you cook a turkey.” How to cook a turkey: Second graders share their recipes 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012 18 percent for college science. In 2012, 51 percent of students were ready for college English; 36 percent ready for college math; 34 percent for college reading; and, 17 percent for college science. SAT scores have also varied in the past few years. Reading scores have stayed the most constant with an average score of 458 in 2008, 446 in 2009, 459 in 2010, 446 in 2011 and 458 again in 2012. Math scores on the SAT have been as high as 466 in 2008 and 2010 and stood at 457 in 2012. Writing scores in the past ve years have been as high as 443 in 2010, and as low as 424 in 2011. The average writing score in 2012 was 438. Okeechobee Schools Director of Accountability and Assessment Sharon Suits said the goal is to reach the national standards and averages on both tests. She said the district did see a gain in many areas that surpassed the average gains in Florida last year. “That is an encouraging thing. We will keep working toward the national level scores. We’d also like to see more seniors take the ACT,” she added. Writing and reading scores on the SAT did go up rather dramatically in Okeechobee while math scores trended downward. Ms. Suits said administrators and school of cials use this data to decide where work needs to be done. “We don’t just say this was a good year and leave it at that. We want to keep up our good positive work and then work on the areas where we failed,” she explained. Ms. Suits said Okeechobee fared ver y well when compared with the results o f other Heartland area school districts on these tests—communities with similar demographics to Okeechobee. The state also has a new program that helps students in 11th grade become college ready. If the junior does not score at college level they are scheduled into remedial classes in reading, math and writing to help them reach that level. TESTSContinued From Page 1 Arrested recently on warrants were:  Terry Fisher, 53, N.W. Seventh Ave., Okeechobee, was charged with the sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond was set at $22,500.  Javas Davon Jones, 21, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was charged with the sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond was set at $60,000.  Robert Lee Holmes, 47, Marsh Harbor Drive, Riviera Beach, was charged with the sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine w ith intent to sell. His bond was set at $60,000.  Sadey Nicole Fite, 19, Townsend Road, J acksonville, was charged with the sale of cocaine (two counts) and possession of cocaine with intent to sell (two counts). She w as also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $120,500. Fisher and Jones were both arrested Friday, Nov. 16, while Holmes and Fite were arrested Monday, Nov. 19. Arrest reports state that the quartet were arrested for allegedly selling crack cocaine to a con dential source during the operation. Six people were arrested late last week because they reportedly sold cocaine to con dential sources during the same undercover operation. According to a task force detective, Fisher sold a substance to the con dential source that, when eld tested, indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine. The suspected cocaine weighed about 0.1 gram, indicated the detective. Jones’ situation was a bit different, stated the detective, in that the substance allegedly sold to the con dential source indicated a negative response for the presence of cocaine when it was eld tested. However, the suspicious substance was sent to the Indian River Crime Lab for additional testing. That sample, when tested at the lab, indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine, added the detective’s report. It, too, weighed approximately 0.1 gram, pointed out the detective. In Fite’s case, she was arrested for allegedly assisting in the sale of crack cocaine as well as actually making a sale. An arrest report stated that the con dential source made contact with Fite in the Douglas Park area. Fite then got into that person’s car and directed the source to another area where they reportedly met up with Kenneth Burton McQueen Jr., 28. McQueen, continued the report, actually completed that sale. He was arrested Nov. 15 by task force members and charged with the sale of cocaine (two counts) and possession of cocaine with intent to sell (two counts). His bond was set at $120,000 and he remains in jail. According to the report, substances sold by Holmes and Fite were eld tested. Those tests indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine. Records at the Okeechobee County Jail indicate that Jones has been released on bond while Fisher, Holmes and Fite are still in custody. COCAINEContinued From Page 1 Big Lake Missions plans Outreach Toy RunBig Lake Missions is in need of gifts and toys for children ages one through teen. Cash, gift cards and checks made payable to “Big Lake Missions Outreach” will be cheerfully accepted. Toys should be new, unwrapped and have a minimum value of $10. A toy run is planned to help collect donations. All two wheelers, three wheelers and four wheelers are welcome to join the ride Saturday, Dec. 1. They will leave from Brahman theaters, 1500 S. Parrott Ave, Okeechobee. Kick stands will go up promptly at 8 a.m. Maps of thr run will be provided before leaving the theater parking lot. For more information, please contact: Bill at 863-610-0784, Gene at 863-634-1723, and Bruce at 863-697-6433. Collaborative Council collecting toys for needyThe Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network, is once again collecting Christmas toys and clothing for needy and foster children. If you or your organization would like to donate a single toy, deliver a truck load or sponsor a family, please call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000 ext. 257. Main Street taking applications for Christmas FestivalOkeechobee Main Street is now taking applications for the annual Top of the Lake Christmas Festival and Lighted Night Parade. Join us for the most exciting event of the season on Saturday, Dec. 8, in Flagler Park. The festival will open at 10 a.m. and the parade will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Take this perfect opportunity to visit with friends and family and enjoy a stroll through the parks. Great food and one-of-a-kind gift ideas for Christmas. Applications are available at Okeechobee Main Street, 55 South Parrott Ave., or can be e-mailed directly to you. Please call 863-357-6246 or e-mail okms@okeechobeemainstreet.com for additional information.City of Okeechobee plans holiday eventsThe City of Okeechobee will host the annual tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Park. Okeechobee County Schools Chorus Groups will perform. Santa will make a visit.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Alton Marvin Owens, Jr., 61OKEECHOBEE — Alton Marvin Owens, Jr. died at home on Saturday, Nov.17, 2012. Born in Tampa, Fla., Alton was a resident of Okeechobee for over two years. His hobby was shing and he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Marvin is survived by his sister, Kippy Sue Godwin (Barry Montville) of Okeechobee; two nephews, Brian (Whitney) Godwin of Ft. Pierce, Ryan Godwin (Lindsey Padgett) of Okeechobee; and great nieces, Ashyr Godwin and Piper Hans, both of Ft. Pierce, Fla. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Marvin’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Rosemary ‘Bunny’ Sandlin, 91OKEECHOBEE — Bunny Sandlin of Okeechobee passed away Nov. 17, 2012 in Okeechobee. She was born Dec. 1, 1920 in Buffalo, N.Y. to John and Ruth Anthony. She came to Okeechobee from Lewiston, Mich. in 1995. She was of the Catholic faith. Mrs. Sandlin is survived by her husband, Dwaine Sandlin of Okeechobee; stepchildren, “Butch” Dwaine Sandlin, Jr., Penny, Cindy and Tammy; seven step grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren all of Michigan; sisters-in-law, Bernice Skidmore, Carrie McDaniel, Barbara Flemming (Dave) all of Okeechobee, Webby Sandlin of Orlando, Marilyn Baker (Mike) and Naomi Smith; and brother-in-law, Ron Sandlin (Billie) all of Dayton, Ohio. No local services will be held. Interment will be at Sandlin Cemetery in Gray Hawk, Kentucky. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Lavon Bass, Tom Conway Sr., Tom Jr and the Staff at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Ashley Nicole Blackburn West, 26VERO BEACH — Ashley Nicole Blackburn West passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 in Vero Beach, Fla. She was born Nov. 2, 1986 to Paul Blackburn and Julie (Smith) Blackburn in Sebastian, Fla. She was a 2005 graduate of Okeechobee High School. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Glenda Allen of Okeechobee and Alfred Smith of Vero Beach. She is survived by her husband, Josh West of New Orleans, La.; daughter, Addison Rayne Wetherington; parents, Julie and Kent Wetherington all of Adamsville, Tenn.; father, Paul Blackburn; brother, Brandon both of Vero Beach; paternal grandparents, Joe and Bobbie Blackburn of Vero Beach, Don Allen of Okeechobee; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and warm loving friends. To celebrate the life of Ashley Blackburn West, the family will gather and receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. Pastor Eric Phillips of the Everglades Baptist Church will be of ciating. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. W illiam R. ‘Billy’ Campbell, 43 OKEECHOBEE — William R. “Billy” Campbell passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Lawnw ood Regional Medical Center. He w as born Jan. 3, 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio to William and Daisy (Greer) Campbell. He is preceded in death by his father, W illiam Campbell. Billy is survived by his mother, Daisy Campbell of Okeechobee; siblings, Ronnie (Anna) Campbell of Okeechobee, Sherry Ingram of Royal Palm Beach, Bobbie (Rickey) Ingram, Betty Jo Campbell and Delmer (Karleen) all of Okeechobee; 14 nieces and nephews; three great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, from 2 p.m. until service time of 3 p.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. Brian Dryden of House of Refuge will be of ciating. On-line condolences may be made at w ww.buxtonfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are under the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Kenneth ‘Kenny’ L. Harrison, 52OKEECHOBEE — Kenneth “Kenny” L. Harrison died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Raulerson Hospital. Kenneth was born Sept. 14, 1960, in Huntington, W. Va., and a resident of Okeechobee since 1981. He was a member of the church family at Northside Baptist Church and a man of strong, committed faith. He loved his family and their time together. He enjoyed spending time with people sharing his faith and the Lord. Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Irvin Harrison; step-father, Jim Turner; and brother, Allen Harrison. He’s survived by his wife of 17 years, Carolyn Harrison; a son, Jeremiah Harrison (Ashley Ford), both of Okeechobee; three grandchildren, Elijah, Bryden and Kenleigh; half brothers, Steve (Amy) Harrison, James Turner, both of Huntington, W. Va.; sisters, Derinda Burton of Huntington, W. Va., Victoria (Dan) Richardson of Vero Beach, FL; and his mother, Josephine Turner of Huntington, W.Va.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Northside Baptist Church, 51 NW 98th St., Okeechobee, Fla. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Kenneth’s memory to the A merican Cancer Society, Okeechobee Unit, 865 E. Monterey Commons Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996. 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. Mary Frances Kinsey Harden Beard, 78OKEECHOBEE — Mary Frances Kinsey Harden Beard died at Raulerson Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Mary was born in San Antonio, Texas, and a resident of Okeechobee for the past 60 years. She enjoyed painting, dance, music and her grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by husbands, Edward Beard and Eual Harden; son, Johnny Harden; daughters-in-law, Darlene Harden and Janet Harden; brother, Buddy Kinsey; and sisters, Georgie Mills and Billie Fay Miller. She is survived by her sons, Joel (Tracy) Harden and Stanley Harden, both o f Okeechobee, Dewayne (Lola) Beard of LaBelle, Edward (Mary) Beard, Jr. of Florida; daughters, Linda (Lawrence) Johnson of Orlando, Brend a Harden of Okeechobee, and Debbie Beard of Ft. Lauderdale; brothers, Alford and Dudley Kinsey, both of Texas; sisters, Virginia Berry of Texas, Mildred Kinsey of Calif. and Rosalind Britton o f Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Robert F. ‘Fred’ Booth, 70OKEECHOBEE — Robert F. “Fred” Booth died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Lawnwood Medical Center in Ft. Pierce. Fred was born in Salem, Ohio, and resident of Okeechobee for 37 years. Fred was an avid hunter and sherman, winning the Crappie-thon a number of years ago. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Nellie Booth; and step-father, Marvin “Tex” Lender. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Janet L. Booth; son, Tim (Lisa) Booth of Okeechobee; daughters, Kristi Booth of Zolfo Springs, Fla., Vicki (Sean) Nye of Franklin, N.C.; ve grandchildren, Jeremy, Shannon, Jessica, Tim, Jr., and Cole; nine great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Jr., Cameron, Candice, Clay, Marissa, Alyssa, Kylee, Christian, and Caleb; a brother, Warren Booth; sisters, Ruth Ann Kernich, Cindy (Jimmy) Howell, Sandra Bostwick; and mother-in-law, Rose Marie Parks, all of Okeechobee. A private family service will be scheduled at a later date. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. I want to thank my family, Hospice and friends for their support and love they gave me before and after my husband, Smokey Sanders, passed away. Your support and love was and still is received. Thank you again. Kaye Sanders Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012

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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).  Brett Travis Herndon, 25, S.E. 12th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 16 by Detective Javier Gonzalez on felony charges of burglary, grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. His bond was set at $6,000.  Brian Martin, 23, N.W. 30th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 16 by DOC’s Melissa Spencer on a felony charge of violation of probation driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $10,000.  Jeffery Michael Mosteller, 49, N.W. Seventh Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 17 by Trooper R.S. Yunas on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. He w as released on his own recognizance.  Hivan Rolando Medrano, 27, S.E. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 17 by Of cer Kelley Margerum on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $1,000.  Warren Smith, 20, N.W. 42nd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 18 by Deputy Joe Gracie on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and leaving the scene of a traf c crash. His bond was set at $1,500.  Gerald M. Harmon, 55, S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 19 by Deputy Bryan Holden on a warrant charging him with the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond.  Ashton Victoria Senior, 26, of Cocoa Beachwas arrested Monday, Nov. 5, on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam) without a prescription and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. OCSO Deputy Paul Jackson was the arresting of cer. Bond was set at $5,500. 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. A rrest Report 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 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S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 7 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012 Yes, this newspaper is part of a chain.Ž But this chainŽ is unlike any other. We are owned by a journalistic trust. All after-tax profits are invested in our mission of community service through good local journalism. Staffing is local, and we seek out people who care about the community and want to stay here. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local man is being held in the county jail on theft charges as a detective continues to look for the automobile and tools the man allegedly stole. Eric Dan Hulen, 41, U.S. 98 N., w as arrested Friday, Nov. 16, on felony charges of burglary of a structure, grand theft motor vehicle and grand theft. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $27,500. According to an arrest report by Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), ngerprints found at the scene of the burglary led him to Hulen. The detective stated in his report that Hulen broke into a structure and stole a 2005 4-wheel-drive Jeep Wrangler with a soft top, a .22 caliber ri e, a carburetor from a lawn tractor, several Buffalo air tools and two gas cans. To date, none of those items have been recovered. Detective Shireman said the Model X Jeep has an estimated value of $15,000, while the ri e is valued at $200 and the carburetor is v alued at $150. He went on to say the owner of the stolen items is still checking on what tools were stolen, so the investigator doesn’t have a value of those items yet. The detective’s report indicated that OCSO Crime Scene Technician Jackie Moore w as called to the scene to check for ngerprints. Mrs. Moore, continued the report, w as able to lift some prints from some metal braces inside the structure. She then ran the prints in the OCSO automated ngerprint identi cation system. That check reportedly indicated to Mrs. Moore that the prints belonged to Hulen. The detective’s report stated that the break-in apparently occurred between 6 and 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Hulen was then arrested in Hardee County that afternoon on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation— possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond on that charge has been set at $2,500. Authorities in Hardee County have not found the missing Jeep, stated the OCSO report. Because Detective Shireman has been unable to locate the missing vehicle, he is asking for the public’s help. He described the vehicle as: a 2005 silver Jeep Wrangler model X with 4-wheel drive; an automatic transmission; six-cylinder engine; a drawbar hitch; a soft top with full doors; running boards; and, a spare tire cover that reads “Life is Good.” If anyone has information on the missing Jeep, or knows where it can be found, they are asked to contact Detective Mark Shireman at 863-763-3117. Stolen vehicle still missing, says detective Eirc Dan Hulen File photoThis le photo of a 2005 Jeep Wrangler is similar to one that was stolen Nov. 7 in Okeechobee County but has not been recovered. If you have any information about the silver X Model Jeep with a soft top, you are asked to call Detective Mark Shireman at 863-763-3117.

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Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have a free family movie night, Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. The movie, “Christmas Angel,” a heartwarming story with a message for the season, staring Della Reese, Tamera Mowry and Kevin Sorbo will be shown. The public is invited. Trust Quartet singing Gaither style songs in four-part harmony are scheduled to perform in concert on Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. at Basinger Christian Brethren Church The exciting Trust Quartet, a Florida based, Nashville recorded mixed group will perform with their enthusiastic approach to some of gospel’s nest songs. Trust not only has great harmony but also a unique ministering ability with song. You will not want to miss this opportunity to enjoy a great concert. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. invites you to visit the Next 2 New Clothes Kloset open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon located in the building behind the church. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite you to visit the Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. 2nd St. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. We have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion, social sciences, geography and history and Christian romance. Also over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. Ninth St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashioned singing and praising God. Enjoy our youth “band,” consisting of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God’s Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. Oakview Baptist Church invites children to our new Awana Club. Awana Club includes children from Kindergarten to 5 grade. They meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Come join in all the fun! Please call the Church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. Buckhead Ridge Baptist, 1731 Hunter Rd., would like to invite anyone and everyone to participate in church services. Sunday School at 10:45 a.m., worship 11 a.m. and Sunday night 7 p.m. Starting First Sunday in December, evening Sunday worship will change to 6 p.m. Wednesday night supper starts at 6 p.m., followed by worship at 7 p.m. Pastor Arlen Cook will be bringing the messages. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church will have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1401 N.E. 14th Avenue. All funds go to support the soup kitchen. Call Crystal Harris for more information at 863-612-6395. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, do-bro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God’s message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www.peace-okee. org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekl y on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Thrift Shop 1401 N.E. Park Street, will close on Dec. 1. Everything is on sale now including furniture, clothing, shoes and more. Everything must go. All proceeds will go to feed the homeless. For more information, call Crystal at 863-612-6395.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mai l okeenews@newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 8 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012 Area churches plan programs and events Five years serviceAt the Thursday, Sept. 27, meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission, Commission Chair Margaret Garrard Helton, left, recognized Fay Huffman, right, for 5 years service to the county. Fay Huffman graduated from Okeechobee High School and began her career in banking. She moved to Orlando to pursue her career and came back to Okeechobee after twenty-four years. Ms. Huffman came to the county in June 2007 as administrative secretary in the building department. Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

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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. 9 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012 Central Elementary students mix fun and learning Special to the Okeechobee News/ CES Parents in Mrs. Howard’s and Mrs. Garcia’s rst grade classes at Central Elementary were given an extra special learning day when 14 parent volunteers came to help teach the Common Core Standards in science and math. Victor and Olivia VanEman were on hand at the Pumpkin Weigh Station. (Photo at top right) Students were challenged to decide the question, “Does bigger mean heavier?” Kelly Scalf, Jessica Sumner, and Ellie Sumner were on hand to help the students explore pumpkins. Mrs. Bautista and Mrs. Bales assisted the students in creating a tree from paint by using a straw with various lengths that would enhance their pictures. Briseda Ayala and Kimmy Tucker helped the students make predictions about how much their apples weighed by using scales and teddy bear counters. (Photo bottom right) Students in rst grade, Briseida Ayala, Deana Abbate, Sinda Shanks, Maria Salas at Central Elementary used the Fall Harvest Theme to learn about Science and Math.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PET VET VACCINATION CLINICDOG & CAT Packs start at $50 with HEARTWORM TEST $60 KITTEN & PUPPY Packs start at $42Save money on your favorite Heartworm and ”ea products such as Revolution, Heartgard, Confortis & FrontlineAll major credit cards accepted Saturday, November 24 from 12 1:30 pmWALGREENS 10 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand OaksGrand Oaks votesRepresentatives from the Supervisor of Elections Of ce came to Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility allowing residents to vote in-house. Florida Law provides for Supervised Absentee Ballot for those individuals livingv in facilities with at least ve quali ed voters. In the front row are residents Lorraine Ackerman, Marcella Sweda and Gretchen Deaton; in the back row are: Activities Director Jennifer Shatto Dodd, Carol Hayes and Flo FoxHayes. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sean DowningRotary SpeakerThe Rotary Club of Okeechobee was glad to host Cheryl Tanner of the YEA Foundation this past Tuesday, Nov. 6. YEA stands for Youth Development, Extreme Athletes, Art Talent. The organization is in its infancy and she is working to build awareness. Ms. Tanner is pictured here with Jim Benton, Rotary Club of Okeechobee President. Rotary meets weekly on Tuesday at Golden Corral beginning at noon.

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsJames (Jimmy) Holley (far right) in the uniform that his widow, Elvis Delores Mixon Holley Kobernik (left photo), recently donated. Also pictured is Mr. Holley’s sister, Mary Faye Holley Godwin. W orld War II uniform donated to Historical Society 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 M&M Auto Brokers, Inc.from3565 Hwy 441 N., Okeechobee • mandmautobrokersinc.com • mmmitch@live.com2006 Chevy Equinox LS 82,000 miles, leather, sunroof$8,595 Buy Here! Pay Here!As low as $500 Down $500 & up for any trade-in! Easy Payment! CASH FOR JUNK!!! Mention this ad and save Dealer Fee! We’ll Work with you!M-F 9am 6pm • SAT 9am 3pmCall Mitch (863) 763-0330 ANYTIME Cell 954-214-8877 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 11 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News Dee Holley Koebernik recently donated to the Okeechobee Historical Society, her late husband’s WWII uniform. James (Jimmy) Holley served the nation proudly and was stationed in Germany, which for a small town Okeechobee boy took some getting used to—especially the winters. Pictured are his widow, Elvis Delores Mixon Holley Koebernik holding his uniform jacket with his sister, Mary Faye Holley Godwin. James Holley entered the army in February of 1953 during his junior year at Okeechobee High School. Dine with the DoctorA free health lecture will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Raulerson Hospital cafeteria. Dinner will start at 4:30 p.m. for a fee of $5 per person. The lecture, which starts at 5 p.m., is free. To RSVP, call 863-763-9228. General Surgeon Dr. Gregory Sainnoval will discuss hernias and gall bladder problems.Hospice to hold yard saleHospice of Okeechobee’s next yard sale will be Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday Nov. 29 from 8 a.m. until noon, at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and S.E. Third Ave. The Festival of Trees will be open and is offering many holiday decorations for sale. For information, call 863467-2321.Upward Basketball at First Baptist Church of OkeechobeeBasketball and Cheerleading registration is $65 due by Wednesday, Nov. 28 Forms/ info are available at church of ce and by calling 863-763-2171. Evaluations/orientation are mandatory. They are Nov. 29, 5:30-7 p.m. ( rst fourth grades) and Nov. 30, 5:30-7 p.m. ( fth sixth grades). 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 CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS ORTHOPAEDICS RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.0039 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including Medicaid FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com Introducing Benjamin Epstein, D.O. Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! Join Dr. Epstein & his sta for an Open House Meet & Greet on Wednesday, December 5th from 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. today: 357-0540. There are endless causes of injuries that require people to seek an orthopaedic physician. Whether its an injury sustained playing sports, farming and ranching or even on the job, seeking the expertise of an experienced orthopaedic specialist is a crucial step for patients seeking ef“cient, long-term recovery. Dr. Benjamin Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. He and his staff at Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson treat patients promptly and professionally, offering a full range of services, including: replacement New Orthopaedic Care available – for Kids too! Dr. Epstein has been in practice for twenty years and just recently relocated to our community. He is the newest member of the medical staff at Raulerson Hospital. Refreshments will be served. Come and bring a friend. The Open House will be held at Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson, 1924 Hwy 441 North, (just north of the hospital in the blue roof building). RSVP: 863-357-0540 on Dr. Epstein and his staff look forward to meeting you, beginning at 12 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DENTAL SURGERY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Okeechobee Dental We Specialize In:• Root Canals • Dental Implants • Laser Periodental Therapy • Oral Surgery & Teeth ExtractionsIV & Oral Sedation Available113 NW 19th Drive • OkeechobeeHOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri. 9-5BilingualHealthy Kids863-261-8273 Surgery Specialists GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website YOU ASKED FOR IT! YOU ASKED FOR IT!Look for the puzzles near the Classifieds section Now featuring Sudoku and the Crossword Puzzle in every edition of the 13 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012

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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! Also on Sale; Area Rugs, Lamps, Accessories, TV’s and Appliances E-Z In-Store Financing Available Dresser, Mirror, Headboard, Footboard & Rails $699.95 3pc. Bed $249.95, Chest $299.95, Night Stand $149.95 Free Set of Lamps With Purchase of Any Bedroom Group! 14 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012 By Alan PeirceFWC Let’s talk straight. Lion sh are a challenge. Native to the Indian Ocean and South Paci c, these beautiful yet venomous creatures are spreading through our waters like a bad cold. Within their native range, lionsh t nicely into the natural food web and their populations remain in check. But not in Florida. Our native predatory sh are simply not ordering the new and bizarre-looking menu item, leaving little to control the lionsh population. Initial sightings of lion sh in Florida waters began in the mid-1980s. As we were gathering data, the species spread slowly, but methodically, in ltrating the Caribbean and waters off the Atlantic Coast and Bermuda. By the 2000s, many countries within the invaded range witnessed dramatic lionsh population increases and were forced to initiate control programs. During the past few years as we began to witness a population explosion along the southeast coast, including the Florida Keys. Today, we are seeing them in places we’ve never seen them before, including the northern areas of the Gulf of Mexico, as their numbers are increasing rapidly. Florida’s economy and the health of our marine ecosystems are directly linked. Marine ecologists are concerned that lion sh will signi cantly alter the population dynamics of our native marine species, resulting in damage to Florida’s reef systems. Lion sh could also negatively affect our recreational and commercial sheries through direct competition for food and habitat. Anything that hurts shing and diving will also hurt hotels, restaurants, retail stores and the entire economy of the state. This is a serious situation that needs our full attention. This is especially true for those who scuba dive and snorkel in Florida. Harvesting by spear or dip net is currently our best means of controlling the species and minimizing the negative consequences. Pole spears with multipronged “paralyzer” tips have proved to be the safest and most effective tool for harvest. Puncture-resistant harvest bags and buckets with a rigid funnel entrance can also be used to safely transfer the sh from the spear to the container while avoiding contact with their venomous barbs. The FWC recently eliminated the requirement to have a recreational shing license for lion sh control when using certain types of spears and dip nets. The change, which is in effect through August 2013, also eliminated the default recreational bag limit. With these changes, which are designed to encourage lion sh-control efforts, the only thing that limits your lion sh hunting is your ability to shoot and the size of your cooler. If you are a diver, I strongly encourage you to take up the ght. Please understand that lion sh have spines that are venomous and can cause painful wounds if you are not careful when handling the sh. For additional information on lion sh harvesting, handling, informational workshops, derbies and reporting, please visit MyFWC.com. Lion sh population creating environmental problems By Charles MurphyOkeechobee News  Tabatha Henry nished 73rd overall at the Class 3A Florida state cross country nals on Saturday in Tallahassee. Henry nished in 20:23 despite a nagging hip injury she suffered in the district nals race two w eeks ago. She was fth among Treasure Coast runners as three South Fork runners and one runner from Martin County beat Tabatha across the nish line.  The OHS Wrestling team nished in third place at the Marvin Haven duals held Saturday at Kissimmee Osceola High School. Okeechobee fell to #2 ranked Kissimmee Osceola 62-18 and Palm Bay 46-36 before coming back to defeat Bishop Moore 60-24, Armwood 66-13 and Sebring 49-30. Greg Hernandez won a close decision in the match with Kissimmee Osceola in the heavyweight bout. The sophomore went undefeated in four matches. Larry Tabor went undefeated at 138 pounds. Ryan Hagan lost only once to defending state champion Fox Baldwin. Senior Edwin Robles had four pins in quick fashion in the 195 pound weight division. Jake Menendez, Sebastian Fulleda, Cody Grif th, Todd Lanning, Allen Leitner, and Brandon Vickers all added pins on the day. Coach Robert Olive also was impressed with Cory Vickers who won his rst varsity match with a pin in just 20 seconds in the Bishop Moore match. He also praised Abel Jiminez, and Joseph Turbush who lost tough matches against state ranked opponents.  The Junior Varsity Wrestling team nished in fth place at the JV Tournament in Fort Pierce on Saturday. Erik Gaitan won the rst place medal in the 170-pound weight division. Flavio Nieto and Oscar Ayala were second place in the 160 and 22-pound weight classes respectively. Tiffany Bowers, 106, and Alexander Bryan, took third place in their weight classes. Tyler Streibel, 152, Disan Hernandez, 182 Mikel Sadler, 285 and Trenton Moutschka, 195 nished in fourth place. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Special to the OKeechobee News The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the nal Web report to the FWC course on Dec. 1. It does not have to be notarized. Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, among other topics, before taking the nal test. The course also includes livering instruction on a shooting range. The class will be held at the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce Shooting Range in Moore Haven on Gun Club Road (north of the city barn), 3 miles north of U.S. 27 on S.R. 78, and 6 miles south of Lakeport, near the Fisheating Creek entrance. GPS will not work for this location. Participants can sign up at MyFWC. com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Of ce at 561-625-5122. A link to the online part of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in livere exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. FWC offers hunter safety course in Glades County

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Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeFarm Mechanic Ag Experience Required Call: 772-260-1577 Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters is looking for someone to work in the of ce Mon Thurs 9am 4pm and Friday 9am 1pm • Must have very good people skills • Be extremely computer literateContact Lesley or Alex at (863) 763-2248EOE • DFWPClass 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. 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 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 Employment Full Time 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 Southeast 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Lawn ServiceIs your lawn in need of some TLC? Give us at Angler’s Tree Service a call for tree trimming, pruning, and removal. We also do stump grinding and will rid you of those eye sores once and for all. Affordable, professional, family owned and operated. Call Dave: 863-634-9899 or Lou: 863-634-8274 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Miscellaneous LICENSE PLATES $100 each for FLORIDA LICENSE PLATES FROM OKEECHOBEE COUNTY THAT BEGIN WITH THE NUMBER 57 for years 1938, 1940, 41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 52, 54, 55, and 1957 Any condition accepted, so long as they are readable. Jeff Francis 727 424 1576 email gobucs13@aol.com Pets/SuppliesRAZOR EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES SHOTS, WORMED, 14 WEEKS OLD. $400.00 CALL RHONDA 863-634-4407 Yorkie 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 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. OKEECHOBEE 3200sq ft apartment 4 bdrm, 2 bath large game room with pool table and replace, no yard to mow! Free wi and water $1100 mth 1st and security. 863-634-7994 Commercial PropertyCommercial Rental 2500 sq ft commercial rental 2 months free with year contract! $2500 month, 1 block from main intersection. 863-634-7994. Houses RentOKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. Houses Rent1002 SE 8th Drive Newly Remodeled 2 bed, 1 bath $650.00 All appliances, tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy Last, security, references. Chris 863-447-3282 anytime 2BD/1BA ON LARGE LOT WITH OAK TREES, SHED, 1 CAR CARPORT. IN S.E. SECTION OFF 8TH STREET, NO PETS. $800/MO., 1ST,LAST & SECURITY. CALL 863-634-5586 For 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 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 RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 OKEECHOBEE Executive of ce spaces avail. $350 month. Includes Alarm, electric, water, and WiFi. Call 863-697-9663. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 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 Okeechobee 5 Acres 5,000 ft. landing strip 3bd/2ba large living and dining room, den, central air/heat, patio and swimming pool, double garage w/attached 40x40 hanger plus another 30x30 separate storage building. $185,000 will consider reasonable offer 417-848-6360 or 417-848-3424 15 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012

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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 TREASURE ISLAND NICE MOBILE HOME READY LOT. SE 25TH STREET ASKING $10,000.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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. 2bd/1ba M.H. Taylor Creek w/boat dock,ramp access. Appliances included, furnishings,car-port, screened porch,work room attached. Over 50 park,lot rent includes water. $22,000 O.B.O. Call:863-484-0298or 863-467-8328 2br/1ba S.W. MOBILE HOME W/LOT, SAFE, QUIET, CONVIENNENT NEIGHBORHOOD, NEAR TOWN, NEW FLOORS AND CABINETS, FENCED. 713 S.E. 7TH STREET $35,000 CALL 906-231-6136 32FT HOLIDAY RAMBLER 1BD/1BA, ROLLOVER ROOF, 8’X20’ FLORIDA ROOM, FURNISHED, SHED, CANAL(LAKE ACCESS) BOAT SLIP(NO FEE). SMALL 55+ SEASONAL PARK, NO PETS. $2,500.00 CALL 812-525-0538 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Mobile HomeSaleCASABLANCA PARK 9441 Hwy 78 West, Adult Park,3BR, 1.5BA, Fully furnished, W/D, Big Florida room, Lots of updates. $15,000 OBO (219)384-3407 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 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 Palm Harbor Homes 14X50 Mobile Condo 2/2 $29,900 Park Special 800-622-2832 ext 210 LARGE (24X56) MODULATE ON DEEP CANAL, FENCED, 11X56 ENCLOSED PORCH. IMMEDIATE POSSESSIONS, EVERYTHING GOES. $75,000.00 W/PONTON $68,000.00 JUST HOME 3104 SE 35TH AVE 502-649-9637 PINE RIDGE PARK 1 BEDROOM/1 BATH MOBILE HOME ON LARGE CORNER LOT. SEPTIC TANK & WELL. $14,000.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com BoatsJavelin berglass bass boat and trailer, 120 horsepower Johnson engine, fully equipped, Asking $3,500 Call: 812-295-8517 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 RV Space RentBig O Rv Resort 7950 HWY 78 West #lot 137. Large pull-thru lot boat ramps into canal access Okeechobee lake, lot concrete and pavers $250 a month annually (electric extra) or $650.00 monthly with electric (seasonal). (954)444-6614 or (954)214-7391 BIG O RV RESORT LOT 38 LARGE OUTSIDE LOT WITH PAVERS AND VIEW $250/MO. ANNUALLY PLUS ELECTRIC. $650/MO. WITH ELECTRIC. OBO CAL DAVE 715-216-6002 Motorcycles 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles2001 TOYOTA CAMRY CE Good condition, good gas milage, new battery and alternator, trunk will leak if very heavy rain. $5,000 /or best offer (863)801-4708 Parts/RepairsFOR SALE CHEVROLET S10 HOOD, LATE 80’S EARLY 90’S IN GOOD CONDITION $75.00 CALL 863-623-8800 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 429432 ON 11/21/2012 Motorcycles Public NoticeNOTICE OF ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT DECISION(S) The District has granted permit(s) for the following applications: LMC Groves, LLC, PO Box 530909, De Bary, FL 32753, application #10865. By letter modi cation the District proposes to modify the permit for a change in crop from citrus to eld corn and authorize the use of 0.14 million gallons per day (mgd) of groundwater to irrigate 85 acres of eld corn, and 0.3 mgd for freeze protection. The wi thdrawals used by this proposed project will consist of Groundwater from FAS Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well in Okeechobee County, located in Section: 28, Township: 33 South, Range: 35 East, known as Okeechobee Grove. If you wish to receive a copy of a Technical Staff Report (TSR) that provides the St. Johns River Water Management District (District) staffs’ analysis on the above-listed compliance report(s) and associated permit(s), please submit your request to: Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429. Once a TSR becomes available, you may also review it by going to the Permitting section of the District’s website at oridaswater.com/permitting/index.html. To obtain information on how to nd and view a TSR, visit https://permitting.sjrwmd.com/epermitting/html/EP_FAQs.html, and then follow the directions provided under “How to nd a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application le documents.” A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by ling a written petition with the District. Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40C-1.1007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be led (received) either by delivery at the of ce of the District Clerk at District Headquarters, P. O. Box 1429, Palatka Florida 32178-1429 (4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177) or by e-mail with the District Clerk at Clerk@sjrwmd.com, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of District decision (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition for an administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Palatka, Florida during the District’s regular business hours. The District’s regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the District’s regular business hours shall be deemed led as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. The District’s acceptance of petitions led by e-mail is subject to certain conditions set forth in the District’s Statement of Agency Organization and Operation (issued pursuant to Rule 28-101.001, F.A.C.), which is available for viewing at oridaswater.com. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Mediation may be available if you meet the conditions stated in the full Notice of Rights (see last paragraph). The right to an administrative hearing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, F.S., Chapter 28-106, F.A.C., and Rule 40C-1.1007, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means the District’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing. (Rule 28106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, please visit http:// oridaswater.com/nor_dec/ to read the complete Notice of Rights to determine any legal rights you may have concerning the District’s decision(s) on the compliance report(s) described above. You can also request the Notice of Rights by contacting the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P. O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178, tele. no. (386)329-4268. 431336 ON 11/21/2012 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Public Notice Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-187 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. JOEL HUDDLESTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOEL HUDDLESTON; MARY HUDDLESTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY HUDDLESTON; ANITA DIPASQUALE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANITA DIPASQUALE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARY HUDDLESTON Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, on or before 12/17/2012, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: Lot 17, Block 29, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED UNIT NUMBER 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 28, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 9th day of Nov., 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despus de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sana, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen pays anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 430798 ON 11/21,28/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-169 IN RE: ESTATE OF CECILE H. FITT Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Cecile H. Fitt, deceased, whose date of death was July 17, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-278 UNITED MIDWEST SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, VS. CHARLES PIERRE a/k/a Charles J. Pierre, MARIE D. PIERRE and CALVARY BROTHERS EQUITY HOLDINGS, L.L.C., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to Chapter 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 30, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-278 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein United Midwest Savings Bank is Plaintiff and Charles Pierre a/k/a Charles J. Pierre, Marie D. Pierre, and Calvary Brothers Equity Holdings, L.L.C. are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the second oor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida beginning at 11:00 a.m. on December 19, 2012, the following described property, together with all improvements, appurtenances and xtures, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: TRACT 12, SIMONE ESTATES A parcel of land lying in Section 22, Township 34 South, Range 34 east, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of said Section 22; thence N 88 degrees 08’58” E, along the south line of said Section 22, a distance of 110.06 feet to the intersection with the east line of the west 110.00 feet of said Section 22; thence N 00 degrees 00’21” W, along said east line, a distance of 3542.16 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue N 00 degrees 00’21” W, along said east line, a distance of 732.99 feet to the intersection with the south line of the north 1107.47 feet of said Section 22; thence N 88 degrees 04’55” E, along said south line, a distance of 871.44 feet; thence S 43 degrees 48’47” E, a distance of 1568.02 feet to Point L on the centerline of the 70.00 foot wide ingress, egress and utility easement as shown on the Map of Simone Estates, dated June 21, 2004; thence S 46 degrees 11’13” W, along said centerline, a dis16 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012tance of 643.06 feet to Point K on said centerline; thence N 61 degrees 22’30” W, a distance of 1700.20 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated at Okeechobee County, Florida on October 30, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.KENNETH L. SCHLITT, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 0883867 Attorney for Plaintiff Keating & Schlitt, P.A. 250 East Colonial Drive, Suite 300 Orlando, Florida 32801 Telephone: (407) 425-2907 Telecopier: (407) 425-6345 Email: kschlitt@keatlaw.com 429961 ON 11/21,28/2012 All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORID A PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is 11/21/12. Personal Representative Marie Entry Attorney for Personal Representative: ANTHONY YOUNG P.A. Florida Bar No. 109685 3128 Highway 441 South Okeechobee, FL 34974 Phone: 863-824-6776 Fax: 863-824-6778 E-Mail: titleandlegal@ymail.com 431225 ON 11/21,28/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2012-CA-172 IN RE: Marriage of CAROLYN CONRAD GREEN Petitioner And CRAIG GREEN Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CRAIG GREEN Last known domicile or residence: ANDROS, BAHAMAS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for uncontested dissolution of marriage has been led against you in this action pending in Glades County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses or answer if any, on Petitioner’s attorney: JOHN R. COOK P.A. PO BOX 515 OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34973 Within thirty(30) days of rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of Court, PO Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, either before service on Petitioner’s attorney, or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief sought in the petition. FIRST PUBLICATION the 21st day of November. 2012 By: John R. Cook PO Box 515 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)467-0297 Florida Bar 0262951 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION NOT LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE LEE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, 1700 MONROE ST., FT. MYERS, FLORIDA 33901 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. 431193 ON 11/21,23,25/2012 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT INTENDED DECISION(S) The District intends to approve of the Compliance Report(s) of the following permittee(s) and to make no change to the terms and conditions of the existing Consumptive Water Use Permit(s) described below at the District’s Governing Board meeting on January 8, 2013. Evans Collier Investments LLC, 660 Beachland Blvd Ste 301, Vero Beach, FL 32963, application #124. This is a ten year compliance report review in which the District proposes to authorize the continued use of 1.513 million gallons per day (mgd) of surface water from on-site reservoirs and canals, 2.453 mgd of groundwater, and 0.223 mgd of surface water from the C-52 Canal as a backup source for drip and microspray irrigation of 3171 acres of citrus; and 1.649 mgd of groundwater for freeze protection. The withdrawals used by this project consist of surface water from on-site reservoirs and canals and the C-52 Canal via 8 active pumps; groundwater from the Floridan aquifer via 14 active wells in Indian River and Okeechobee, Counties, located in Sections: 30 and 31, Township: 33 South, Range: 37 East; Sections: 1 3, Township: 34 South, Range: 36 East; Sections: 25 and 36, Township: 33 South, Range: 36 East, known as Scott 6000 and 2000. If you wish to receive a copy of a Technical Staff Report (TSR) that provides the St. Johns River Water Management District (District) staffs’ analysis on the above-listed compliance report(s) and associated permit(s), please submit your request to: Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429. Once a TSR becomes available, you may also review it by going to the Permitting section of the District’s website at oridaswater.com/permitting/index.html. To obtain information on how to nd and view a TSR, visit https://permitting.sjrwmd.com/epermitting/html/EP_FAQs.html, and then follow the directions provided under “How to nd a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application le documents.” A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by ling a written petition with the District. Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40C-1.1007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be led (received) either by delivery at the of ce of the District Clerk at District Headquarters, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka Florida 32178-1429 (4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177) or by e-mail with the District Clerk at Clerk@sjrwmd.com, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of intended District decision (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition for an administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Palatka, Florida during the District’s regular business hours. The District’s regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the District’s regular business hours shall be deemed led as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. The District’s acceptance of petitions led by e-mail is subject to certain conditions set forth in the District’s Statement of Agency Organization and Operation (issued pursuant to Rule 28-101.001, F.A.C.), which is available for viewing at oridaswater.com. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Mediation may be available if you meet the conditions stated in the full Notice of Rights (see last paragraph). The right to an administrative hearing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, F.S., Chapter 28-106, F.A.C., and Rule 40C-1.1007, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means the District’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing. (Rule 28106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, please visit http:// oridaswater.com/nor_intdec/ to read the complete Notice of Rights to determine any legal rights you may have concerning the District’s intended decision(s) on the compliance report(s) described above. You can also request the Notice of Rights by contacting the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P. O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178, tele. no. (386)329-4268. 431339 ON 11/21/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000198 ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B. Plaintiff, v. DOROTHY E. MORRIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOROTHY E. MORRIS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; RIVER RUN HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC., TD BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION DOROTHY E. MORRIS Last Known Address: 816 Lighthouse Drive #B North Palm Beach, Florida 33408 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 116 NE 8th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Previous Address: 705 Gumtree Road North Palm Beach, Florida 33408 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOROTHY E. MORRIS Last Known Address: 816 Lighthouse Drive #B North Palm Beach, Florida 33408 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: Unknown ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Hillsborough County, Florida: LOT 27 OF RIVER RUN RESORT SUBDIVISION, PHASE I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A REDMAN DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN #’S 13006406A AND 13006406B. This property is located at the Street address of: 116 NE 8th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442, and le the original with 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. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Okeechobee News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on Nov. 8, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Melisa Manganelli, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545** IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN’S WITH DISABILITIES ACT, It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 807-4370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired. 430784 ON 11/14,21/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000196 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-L1 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 1, 2005 Plaintiff, VS. ANGELA M. PAULETTE; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 10 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2010-CA-000196, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005L1 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 1, 2005 is Plaintiff and ANGELA M. PAULETTE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANGELA M. PAULETTE; JOHANA SANCHEZ MALDONADO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHANA SANCHEZ MALDONADO; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312, N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 12th day of December 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS TRACT 127, TROPICAL ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: TRACT 127, COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 008’ WEST ALONG THE SECTION LINE A DISTANCE OF 4016.6 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH 8940’ WEST PARALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 726.0 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN NORTH 008’ EAST PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH 8940’ WEST PARALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 008’ FEET WEST A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 8940’ EAST A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; BEING A PART OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o’ de habla, llame al 711.KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711 Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.com File No.: 10-08759 OWB 430479 ON 11/14,21/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2012-CA-441 PARCEL NO.: 139 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, -vsTHE ESTATE OF JERRY R. HANCOCK, DECEASED; FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY; W.C. SHERMAN, PROPERTY APPRAISER; CELESTE WATFORD, TAX COLLECTOR, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE AND NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF FLORIDA TO: The Estate of Jerry R. Hancock, Deceased SERVE: Any known or unknown natural person, and, when described as such, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under Jerry R. Hancock, or against any known or unknown person who is known to be dead or is not known to be either dead or alive Parcel 139 To all said defendants who are living, and if any or all defendants are deceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their unknown spouse, F.P. NO. 1969042 SECTION 91070-000 STATE ROAD 70 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY DESCRIPTIONPARCEL 139 ESTATE OR INTEREST TO BE OBTAINED : FEE SIMPLE RIGHT OF WAY That portion of the northwest 1/4 of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of the northwest 1/4 of said Section 18; thence along the west line of said Section 18, North 0018’30” West a distance of 199.73 feet to the survey base line of State Road 70; thence along said survey base line the following three (3) courses: 1) North 8228’55” East a distance of 998.08 feet to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 5,813.59 feet 2) thence along the arc of said curve to the left a distance of 640.14 feet through a central angle of 0618’32” with a chord bearing North 7919’39” East to the end of said curve 3) North 7610’23” East a distance of 133.74 feet to end said courses; thence North 00018130 West a distance of 37.06 feet to the north existing right of way line of said State Road 70 (per FDOT Maintenance Map, Section 91070, as recorded in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, Road Plat Book 2, Pages 57-63) for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 0018’30” West a distance of 144.06 feet to the beginning of curve having a radius of 9,648.69 feet; thence along the arc of said curve to the left a distance of 39.94 feet through a central angle of 0014’14” with a chord bearing North 7619’18” East to the end of said curve; thence South 0020’10” East a distance of 143.62 feet to said north existing right of way line; thence along said north existing right of way line South 7544’08” West a distance of 40.11 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 5,595 square feet. You are each noti ed that the Petitioner led its sworn Petition and its Declaration of Taking in this Court against you as defendants, seeking to condemn by eminent domain proceedings the above described property located in the State of Florida, County of OKEECHOBEE. You are further noti ed that the Petitioner will apply to the Honorable Elizabeth Metzger, one of the Judges of this Court on the 20th day of December, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Okeechobee, Florida, for an Order of Taking in this cause. All defendants to this suit may request a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendant failing to le a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. AND Each defendant is hereby required to serve written defenses, if any, and request a hearing, if desired, to said Petition on: STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL 801 N. Broadway Avenue Bartow, Florida 33830 c/o Michael R. Hope, Assistant General Counsel (863) 519-2823 on or before 12/17/2012 and le the originals with the Clerk of this Court on that date, to show cause what right, title, interest, or lien you or any of you have in and to the property described in the Petition and to show cause, if any you have, why the property should not be condemned for the uses and purposes set forth in the Petition. If you fail to answer, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you fail to request a hearing on the Petition for Order of Taking you shall waive any right to object to said Order of Taking. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court on the 8th day of Nov., A.D., 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceedinpr access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; 711, if you are hearing or voice impaired. 430777 ON 11/14,21/2012 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012DR341 Sharon Mayberry-Reyes Petitioner Carlos Reyes Pena Respondent PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH NO DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN) OR PROPERTY I, Sharon Lynn Mayberry-Reyes, the Wife, being sworn, certify that the following statements are true: 1. Wife has lived in Florida for at least 6 months before the ling of this Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. 2. The husband and wife are not member of the military service. 3. MARRIAGE HISTORY Date of marriage: 07-24-07 Place of marriage: Elkton, MD Date of separation: 12-26-09. 4. THERE ARE NO MINOR (under 18) OR DEPENDENT CHILD(REN) COMMON TO BOTH PARTIES AND THE WIFE IS NOT PREGNANT. 5. A complete Notice of Social Security Number is led with the petition. 6. THIS PETITION FOR DISSOLUT ION OF MARRIAGE SHOULD BE GRANTED BECAUSE: The marriage is irretrievably broken. 7. THERE ARE NO MARITAL ASSETS OR LIABILITIES. 8. PETITIONER FOREVER GIVES UP HIS/HER RIGHTS TO SPOUSAL SUPPORT (ALIMONY) FROM RESPONDENT. 9. The Wife wants to be known by her former name, which was Sharon Lynn Mayberry. PETITIONER’S REQUEST (This section summarizes what you are asking the Court to include in the nal judgment of dissolution of marriage).Petitioner requests that the Court enter an order dissolving the marriage and restoring Wife’s former name as speci ed in paragraph 9 of this petition. I understand that I am swearing or af rming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this petition and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes nes and/or imprisonment. DATED: 10/8/12 Sharon Mayberry Reyes 17 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10-CA-000241 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. SCOTT A. JOINER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SCOTT A. JOINER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 12th day of December, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK 4, OAKPARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 9/27/2012 in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 28th day of September, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. PleasecontactCorrieJohnson, IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CC-63 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. HERNE DORZILME, Defendant. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 3, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11AM on December 12, 2012, the following property: The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 27, Section 24, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot E). ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: October 24, 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 429948 ON 11/14,21/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-170 In Re: Estate of SIGEL ALAN BICKEL, a/k/a SIGEL A. BICKEL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SIGEL ALAN BICKEL, a/k/a SIGEL A. BICKEL, deceased, whose date of death was October 10, 2012, and whose social security number is ***-**-9827, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent 602 NW 6th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972 STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE Sworn to or af rmed and signed before me on 10/8/2012 by Sharon Mayberry Reyes. Debra Goodard DEPUTY CLERK 431302 ON 11/21,28;12/5,12/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds.ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 428000 ON 11/21,28/2012 and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is November 21, 2012. Personal Representative: TROY A. BICKEL 4933 S.E. 42nd Street Okeechobee, FL 34974Attorneys for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P. O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Phone: (863) 763-3825 Fax: (863) 763-6856 E-mail: tconely@conelyand conely.com By Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 430949 ON 11/21,28/2012

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has rescinded previously issued executive orders that established special restrictions on portions of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). The order, which takes effect immediately, once again permits normal public access to these WMAs, which lie in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. For updated closure and reopening information, visit MyFWC.com/DisasterPlan and click on “Open/Closed Status of FWC Ofces and FWC-managed Areas.” If you have additional questions, please call the FWC’s South Regional Of ce at 561-625-5122. Regulations speci c to the wildlife management areas can be viewed at MyFWC. com/Hunting. BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! 18 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012 Access permitted to WMAs The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County is encouraging holiday shoppers to support small businesses by taking part in Small Business Saturday. Now entering its third year, Small Business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a day dedicated to supporting the local, independently-owned businesses that add character to neighborhoods across the country. American Express, which promoted the rst Small Business Saturday in 2010, provides incentives for shoppers who participate. For more information online, go to http://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday. ‘Shop local’ on Saturday BHR VFW plans Thanksgiving mealBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will host a Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m., 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.North VFW hosts Thanksgiving DinnerThe North VFW will be serving Thanksgiving dinner 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 22. The cost is free to post members and $6.50 for non-members. There will be music provided by D&K Entertainment during dinner and karaoke beginning at 4 p.m. A ll Proceeds go towards Veteran Assistance Programs. Upward Basketball at First Baptist Church of OkeechobeeBasketball and Cheerleading registration is $65 due by Wednesday, Nov. 28 Forms/ info are available at church of ce and by calling 863-763-2171. Evaluations/orientation are mandatory. They are Nov. 29, 5:30-7 p.m. (1st-4th grade) and Nov. 30, 5:30-7 p.m. (5th-6th grade). Practices begin Thursday, J an. 3, 2013. Games are Saturdays between J an. 12 and March 2.Eagles North Steak NightEagles North will have Friday Steak Night Nov. 23 From 5:30 p.m. till 9 p.m. At 9985 Hwy. 441 North, with music by Steven. Saturday Nov. 24 is card bingo At 5 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 27 is bingo at 1 p.m. Wednesday bingo at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund. A mateur Radio Club to host HAMFESTThe Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club w ill hold the annual HAMFEST on Saturday, Nov. 24 beginning at 8 a.m. The event, known as Hamfest in the Woods is held at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee. Hamfest is an electronics, radio and technology swap meet/yard sale where people interested in Ham Radio and computers meet to buy and sell... w ell, almost anything of a technical nature. Gates open at 7 a.m. for vendors, and at 8 a.m. for the general public. Entry is $5 per person, and sellers pay an additional $5 for a tailgate space in the market place. The public is invited and welcome at the Hamfest and there are hourly drawings for prizes during the event. For more information on the Hamfest, please contact Tom Timmons, Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club President at 863-467-5435.B.R.A.T. teen dance canceled The B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 24 has been canceled. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Gift wrapping at The HeritageThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility will wrap Christmas gifts free, on ”Black Friday,” Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., located at Walgreens, 100 N.W. Park Street. Any donations received will go to provide a gift at Christmas for the less fortunate children in our community. For further information, call 863-763-1700.Relay for Life fundraiser planned for Nov. 24On Saturday, Nov. 24 there will be a volleyball and cornhole tournament at the Okeechobee Adult Softball Fields to raise money for Relay for Life. Volleyball registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; entry fee is $50 for a team of six. Teams in the 18 and over group must be Co-Ed. Teams in the under 18 category must consist of skilled players. For more information please contact Missy Fipps at 863-634-8674. Cornhole registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and entry fee is $20 per team. There will also be a concession open. For more information contact Lawrence Fipps 863-801-0901.BHR VFW plans dinnerBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will host a dinner on Friday Nov. 23. from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Music will be by John Gallagher until 11 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy either steak, pork chops or sh and shrimp dinners with all proceeds to bene t Veterans and Family Needs. For more information, please call Gordie at 863-467-2882.Legion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night Bingo beginning on Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the nonsmoking bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the Anerican Legion veterans’ programs.Masonic Lodge to host Sunday breakfastThe Masonic Lodge at 107 N.W. 5th Street, will host their breakfast from 8–11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 for just $6 per person. Eggs, bacon, grits, pancakes and all the xings are available with public welcome and carry outs available. Breakfast is offered every other Sunday. Proceeds go to the local Mason giving.Public invited to breakfast at North Moose on SundayThe North Moose Lodge will host breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 8–11 a.m. The public is invited. Proceeds go to Moose and Mooseheart charities. Call Troy for information, 863-634-4556.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. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription valid through December 31, 2012Coupon must be presented at time of service 19 Okeechobee News November 21, 2012 By Charles MurphyOkeechobee News Carley McCoin had 18 points and ve assists and Ami Edwards had 13 points and 12 rebounds as Okeechobee High School overwhelmed John Carroll 50-28 in girls basketball action Monday night in Okeechobee. Okeechobee was never threatened in the game as they jumped out to a 13-3 lead after the rst quarter and led the entire game. Coach Erin Morrow said it was a positive game for her team as they won handily but they still need to work on fundamentals in practice and carry over that work from practice to games. "We had intensity on defense but too many fouls. It seemed like every other play we were fouling," she added. Edwards got off to a good start with two blocks in the rst quarter and six points in the paint. John Carroll was also plagued with turnovers due in part to aggressive Brahman defense. McCoin had a nice stretch in the second quarter when she put in eight points in just over two minutes. She said the team was con dent they could win and they worked hard to make it happen. "I ran down the court and scored several times and you get really exhausted. I was ready for halftime to come and take a break," she added. Palupia Alandor led John Carroll with 14 points. The Lady Rams did shoot 27 free throws in the game. Okeechobee led 28-7 at the half and 38-15 after the third quarter. Okeechobee cleared the bench for much of the second half to get playing time for reserves. Sha'Dajia Williams had four points and ve rebounds. Baylee Farless had three points and six rebounds. Cheyenne Nunez had four points and two assists. Morrow said the team should work more on their half court offense and work on execution of set plays for improvement in future games. The Lady Brahmans travel to Martin County on Nov. 27 and return home to play Port St. Lucie on Nov. 29. McCoin’s 18 leads OHS over Lady Rams Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTaylor Trent (#3) drives up the court to score in the rst half of Monday's girls basketball game at OHS. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBethany Stuart (left) had three rebounds and a block for the Brahman defense in their big win over John Carroll. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Waste ManagementReduce, Reuse, RecycleWaste Management and B.R.A.T Club donated their boats from the Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta to Real Life Children's Ranch for the children to use in their pond. Left to right are Tony Bishop, district manager Waste Management, Mark Mayers, executive director Real Life Children's Ranch, Teresa Chandler, Waste Management and president/B.R.A.T. Club, Sheriff Paul May, Tiffany Peters and Frank DeCarlo, B.R.A.T. Club board members. Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Scores for Nov. 16 were: rst place, Ron Smet; second place, George Guydosh; third place tie, Chet Hendren and Vern Johnson; fourth place tie, Rocky Carbia and Roger Foss. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results

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