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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 01-20-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Sunday, January 20, 2013 Vol. 104 No. 9 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 14.94 feetLast Year: 13.43 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus ta x See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. OHS wrestlers honored ... Page 15 Teen faces charges in theft of car ... Page 5 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News “Okeechobee taking care of Okeechobee.” That’s how Brian Sell of the Okeechobee Count y Health Department describes the Medial Reserve Corps (MRC). As the MRC unit coordinator, his job is to recruit and train medical professionals and others and to organize and coordinate their relief efforts during times of natural disasters and emergencies. He also coordinates the activities of other volunteer relief organizations such as the Red Cross. Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaKarl Holtkamp, re inspector with Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue demonstrates a cooling chair. Ice is placed in the plastic bags at the sides of the chair. Overheated remen can sit in the chair and place their arms in the bags to cool off. See MRC — Page 11 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Rob NewellKyle Monti of Okeechobee nished seventh in the FLW Everstart tournament on Lake Okeechobee Jan. 10-12. Monti nished 7th at FLW tour eventBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Kyle Monti of Okeechobee nished seventh at the FLW Everstart Series Event on Lake Okeechobee this month and in the process took home some $6,000 in prize money. Monti, a graduate of OHS, and marketing student at Indian River State College, intends to turn professional on the tour in the near future. He caught over 21 pounds on the rst day of the tournament and nished with over 46 pounds of sh in the three day tournament. “It was really exciting. I was humbled and really blessed to have the day that I had on the rst day. It set the pace for the rest of the tournament,” he explained. He used big east bait on the rst day in Buckhead Ridge then moved to Harney Pond on Friday and other areas on Saturday. Local sherman hopes to turn professionalSee ANGLER — Page 11

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Okeechobee News January 20, 2013 S peak out/Public Forum Fresh Wind Fresh FireBy Pastor Jim WatersLife Community Church of Okeechobee “Brothers, if you have any words of encouragement for the people, pleas speak.” (Acts 13:15b) Encouragement is a key word. With is comes the meaning of lifting up, building up, girding up. To get the impact of this word in the opening Scripture verse, as it was there implied, it would be good for you to go to Acts 13:13-48 and read the full account. This full account also continues in verses 49-52. With the picture in mind you will better understand the whole and true scene. Encouragment...God’s encouragement is what has spawned the title of the article. Fresh Wind Fresh Fire is not just the title of a book that was published a number of years age by pastor Jim Cymbala, it is yet another af rmation of the fresh and alive movement of the hand of God today. During the accounting of Acts 13 the New Testament Church was in its infancy. The Apostles were out and about excitedly encouraging believers to be built up in Christ and were also encouraging the lost to be brought to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and major results were being realized. The case of the fresh wind fresh re in the above Scripture came through the obedience and Holy Spirit guiding of the apostle Paul and his companions in Pisidian Antioch. Today the encouragement of God still holds true in the New Testament Church. We have the same commission toda y as the Early Church did over two thousand years ago. The wind is still fresh and the re is surely fresh. There is a church in town that has recently been charged with the fresh wind fresh re of God. Life Communit y Church of Okeechobee is excitedly following God’s lead in the moving forward of our ministry. We have “words of encouragement for the people.” By God’s direction we are, by His provision and guiding, fresh re of His calling. Part of this stepping out includes the sale of our current property which He has faithfully provided over the years. God is providing fresh wind fresh re b y way of a new ministry center where He will continue His commission. We are lled with great joy that we can be used of the lord to be an active and alive part of the New Testament Church. With these word of encouragement, we speak and act that the people will be lifted up, built up, and gird up in Christ Jesus. Come join us as we minister through the power of God to bring people to Jesus and membership in His family, develop them to Christlike maturity, and equip them for ministry in the church and life mission in the word in order to magnify God’s name. Fresh Wind Fresh Fire. Re ections from the Pulpit County drowning in inactivity I know we enjoy the quiet life style in our beloved county but we are missing out on progress. As I drive through town on various errands I see more and more vacant buildings waiting to be lled by a creative new business. Yet it seems, from what I gather talking to current business owners and those that have started a business, that our county government does not support new business. I am talking about small business, mom and pop style operations. So much space so little incentives. I cant help but feel, based on town talk, that we are really missing out on tourism opportunities, transient customers, recreation lands of opportunity that remain unkempt and wasted. We have nothing that attracts people and helps our economy. Our current county commission, we re-elected aren’t doing anything to address this. They are either too lazy, or too cozy with their friends that don’t want new business fearing competition. They don’t want the status quo rattled. We should have voted in a county commission that has a better vision for our future. It’s disheartens me when I see and hear advertisements and small businesses in neighboring counties that should be here.  It really disturbs me when there are green markets, vineyards, and other small ag-related events everywhere but in our county. Instead we have Speckled Perch festival which has changed so much that it really has nothing to do with specks at all. Last year I went to Henscratch Vineyard in Highlands county for a festival. It was enjoyable and very well attended by out of towners, like me. I would have a lot rather seen something like this in my home town. We need to wake up and pressure our county commission to do something productive instead of make excuses in support of their own businesses and friends. Were are choking ourselves.  I would love to see more local events, but it’s not just the elected of cials who need to support these things. The community needs to get out and support new events to help make them successful. So many times I have attended events that I really enjoyed and wondered where everyone else was. For example, a little over a year ago there was a short lm festival hosted by a former resident who is now in the movie industry. It was free -they just passed the hat for a scholarship fund. I could not believe how few people showed up. Those who attended seemed to really enjoy themselves, but I don’t blame the organizers for being disappointed in the turnout.  The Speckled Perch festival ran into trouble when the old chamber of commerce fell apart.  T he Speckled Perch Festival had to stop serving specks more than 20 years ago because the health department shut that down. Specks are not commercially harvested and the health department does not trust individuals who catch and donate sh to a community sh fry to meet the processing standards. Maybe it needs a new name. They can’t call it the Cat sh festival -even though that is what they serve -because there is already an Annual Cat sh Festival in Buckhead Ridge.Should schools ban tobacco? In the Friday Okeechobee News, the school board story includes a proposal that schools ban all tobacco products. According to the story, more than half of the students surveyed said they had seen school staff using tobacco products on school grounds. I am disappointed that school personnel apparently are using tobacco where students can see them. But is it fair to ban all tobacco? I am a non-smoker but I know people who are so addicted that they have tried many times to quit and have not been able to do so. Should they lose their jobs if they can’t kick the habit?Prayer in schools As far as public school teachers leading their students in Christian prayer, darn that First Amendment... never seems to get quite as much respect as the Second. Have you seen who has really gotten behind Governor Scott’s plans for prayer in schools? The satanists! Yeah... that’s really a door I want to open.Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Today: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 75F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastMonday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 77F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Monday Night : Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday: Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night: Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday: Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night: Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast

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Dwan Sharrod Marshall, 15, N.E. Sixth St., w as initially arrested in October of 2012 on felony charges of burglary of a conveyance and criminal mischief. He was also charged w ith the misdemeanors of battery and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. Marshall was arrested again Thursday, J an. 17, on a warrant that contained an additional charge of grand theft auto. He has since been returned to the juvenile facility in Fort Pierce. Marshall was rst arrested by Of cer Chad Troutman, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), for breaking out the partially-opened sunroof of a car that w as parked at a local business on Sunday, Sept. 23. After entering the car Marshall allegedly stole $31 in cash. Of cer Troutman's report stated that the car was locked, but the keys were in the ignition. His report also indicated that a shoeprint was found on the back of the victim's car that appeared to match the bottom of the shoes worn by Marshall. The car's owner reportedly saw Marshall in her car and confronted the 6-foot, 210pound, Marshall when she saw him holding the keys to her car. The woman then grabbed the teenager and they began to ght over the keys, stated the of cer's report. Marshall escaped from the woman but was arrested later at his home. A second arrest report by OCPD Detective John Zeigler stated that Marshall actually took the car from the parking lot of the business. He then picked up a male friend who later told the detective he thought the stolen car actually belonged to Marshall's girlfriend. Marshall and his male friend then went to a local fast foot restaurant to get something to eat. After leaving the restaurant Marshall and his friend returned to the business where he parked the car in its original parking space, stated the detective's report. The car's owner left the business, went into the parking lot and confronted Marshall. Detective Zeigler's report stated that when Marshall's friend caught on to what was happening he got out of the car and ran away, as did Marshall. Both were arrested at Marshall's home. However, records indicate that charges led against Marshall's friend were later dropped by the state. Teen charged in theft of car Dwan Marshall The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce investigted the folowing reports of crimes last week: ASSAULT 3400 block of N.E. 168th St. 4500 block of S.E. 23rd Court 2200 block of N.W. 32nd Drive 13800 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 1500 block of N.W. 45th Terrace 5800 block of S.E. 86th Blvd. 1400 block of N.E. 80th Ave. 16100 block of U.S. 441 N. 900 block of N.W. 23rd Lane BURGLARY 2300 block of S.E.31st St. 1600 block of N.W. 50th Ave. 1600 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 1600 block of S.R. 70 W. 3200 block of N.W. 21st Ave. 1600 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 3300 block of U.S. 441 N. 1200 block of N.W. 368th Drive 1600 block of N.W. Sixth St. 2500 block of S.W. 21st Court CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 200 block of U.S. 441 S.E. S.W. 99th Drive FRAUD 2200 block of U.S. 98 N. 500 block of N.E. 13th Ave. 9200 block of N.E. 101st St. 200 block of N.E. 11th St. 3400 block of S.E. 25th St 3000 block of N.W. 33rd Ave. 8100 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 500 block of N.W. Fourth St. 1200 block of N.E. 42nd Terrace 500 block of N.W. Fourth St. THEFT 5200 block of S.E. 43rd Trace 3200 block of S.E. 26th St. 3400 block of U.S. 441 S. 1000 block of N.W. 34th St. 1600 block of S.R. 70 W. 2500 block of N.W. 103rd Ave. (vehicle) 8500 block of S.W. Ninth St. 1600 block of N.W. 47th Terrace 3300 block of S.W. 22nd St. (vehicle) 3000 block of N.E. 144th Ave. 17200 block of N.W. 250th St. 1600 block of S.R. 70 W. 3500 block of N.W. 27th Ave. 3500 block of N.W. 27th Ave. 1000 block of N.W. 34th St. 3900 block of N.W. Fourth St. 3900 block of N.W. Seventh St. 9800 block of S.R. 78 W. 4300 block of S.E. 24th St. 500 block of N.W. Fourth St. 3200 block of S.E. 33rd Terrace 9200 block of S.E. 59th Drive 3700 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (vehicle) OCSO Investigations

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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.Miriam Harvey Watford, 84OKEECHOBEE — Miriam Harvey Watford passed away Jan. 16, 2013 in Okeechobee. She was born Oct. 3, 1928 in Okeechobee. She was a member of the First Baptist Church o f Okeechobee. Mrs. Watford was preceded in death by her husband, Dude Watford. She is survived by her daughters, Hilda Enrico (Robert) and Jan Watford; grandchildren, Mickey Betts (Joi), Rickey Betts (Sandra) and Johanna Kenworthy (Ken); great-grandchildren, Sam Kenworthy, Jordan Betts, Caden and Caleb Betts. Services will be held at a later date. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. 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 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News January 20, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com A dvance directives seminar planned for Jan. 20On Jan. 20 beginning at 3 p.m., Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. will host an afternoon of important information regarding advance directives, living wills, power of attorney, and other pertinent information that will help you communicate your w ishes to health care providers, facilities and to family members. Everyone, regardless of age, can bene t from pre-planning including w hy it is imporant to have a will as well as a living will. here will be professionals from v arious elds to share information. It will be held in the building behind the Okeechobee Christian Academy. This is a free event and the public is invited.BHR VFW hosts breakfastBuckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary 9528 w ill host their monthly breakfast Jan. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. the BHR VFW post on SR 78. They will serve sausage, biscuits and grav y, home fries, eggs any way you want them, juice, coffee for a donation of $5. For more information please call 863-467-2882. V FW post and Auxiliary meetVFW Post #4423 and the Ladies Auxiliary w ill hold their monthly meeting on Sunday J an. 20 at 11 a.m. at the the post, 300 NW 34th Street. The Men’s Auxiliary will meet Monday Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Orchid, garden clubs neetOn Monday, Jan. 21 the Garden Club w ill meet at 6 p.m. and Orchid Club at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension Center, 451 Highway 98 N. Come discuss y our latest problem or show a favorite plant. If you need help with repotting, be sure to hydrate the plant you are bringing. Growers will be there to consult. This is a great opportunity to share knowledge and plants. For more informaiton, call 863-763-6469.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society meet on Monday, Jan. 21 at noon in the Museum headquarters on Highway 98 N. Anyone interested in attending is welcomed, just bring a covered dish to share. Interested in joining? Dues are $10 per person per year.Writers’ Group to meetThe rst meeting of the Okeechobee Writers’ Group will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. in the board room of the library. If you are a writer of ction or nonction and would like to read and discuss your work please join us as we explore how to make our writing better. Bring up to ve pages to read. For more information call Jan Day at 357-9980.Community Collaborative Council meetsThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson at 863462-5000, Ext. 257. Shrine Club plans dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will host a spaghetti dinner Tuesday evening Jan. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is please to offer smoke free dinning. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided 5 to 8 p.m. THe complete dinner is available for a donation of only $6. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club please contact Kip Gardner at 863-3570427 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Memorial Scholarship Poker Tournament set for Jan. 23On, Wednesday Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. the Dr. Fred Brown Memorial Scholarship Poker Tournament will be held at The Speckled Perch Steak House. The entry fee cost is $50. The rst 100 players are guaranteed seating. Pre-register to play. Table sponsors available to businesses and individuals for $100. For more information please contact Russ Brown at 772-285-9914 or email at rband3@ yahoo.com.Hospice plans yard saleHospice of Okeechobee’s next yard sale will be Wednesday Jan. 23 and Thursday Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. until noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of SE 4th Street and SE 3rd Ave. For information call 863-4672321 or see our web page www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click on events tab.School invites guest readersCentral Elementary asks community members to come and bring your favorite children book to 610 SW Fiftth Ave on Wednesday Jan. 23 to read to the students of Central Elementary. For more information and to RSVP please contact Mrs. Sherion Jennings, Reading Coach, at 863-462-5077 Ext. 3021 or email at jenningss@okee.k12/ /us.Author to speak at libraryAuthor Gary R. Hoffman will present a program on writing short stories followed by a book signing for his new collection, “I Haven’t Lost My Marbles. They Just rolled to the Side” on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. at the library. Gary R. Hoffman lives and writes in Okeechobee, Florida He has published work in THEMA, Homestead Review, Woman’s World, Mystical-e, and roughly 50 other periodicals. Main Street Mixer plannedOkeechobee Claws and Paws and Bandanas and Bows will host the rst Main Street Mixer of 2013 on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come on out to 2949 State Road 70 West for a pig roast, a little Blue Grass and whole lotta fun! The theme for this event is a “Hoe Down in Cow Town” so come dressed for a great time and show support for local businesses.The Heart Gallery visitsThe Heart Gallery of Okeechobee & the Treasure Coast, a unique and stirring traveling photographic exhibit featuring children in foster care hoping to be adopted, will be on display from Jan. 25 through March 1 at Indian River State College, Dixon Hendry Campus, Building B, located at 2229 NW 9th Ave. For more information, contact Frank Avilla at 772 429-2009. Community Events

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The Okeechobee Rotary Club will hold their 10th Annual L.O.S.T. Bike Ride on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail on April 20, starting at a .m. The L.O.S.T. ride is a great trek for people of all ages and abilities. With rides of 12, 20, 40 and 54 miles as well as a 5K walk there is something for everyone. The L.O.S.T. trail itself is world-renowned for its stunning vistas and numerous forms of wildlife. It has become a world-wide destination for bird-watching and world class shing. This great fund raising event promises to be fun for all. All entrants are provided a goody-bag with a commemorative t-shirt and more. A barbecue meal will be provided for all entrants as well as a 50/50 and a raf e for prizes. All proceeds bene t the charities of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. 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Love You, Landi 8 Okeechobee News January 20, 2013 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 Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Alexander Thomas, 25, Marigold Lane, Lumberton, N.C., was arrested Jan. 17 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an amended DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation child abuse. He is being held without bond. Joseph Arthur Heath, 23, N.W. First St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 17 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation burglary of an unoccupied structure. His bond was set at $1,000. Robert Preston Kinder, 49, S.E. 29th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 17 by the OCSO Street Crimes Unit on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with burglary of an occupied structure. His bond was set at $5,000. Tavares Laturezs Whitehead, 35, N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 17 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (three counts), violation of probation carrying a concealed weapon, and the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond. Kimberly Christine Peterman, 26, U.S. 441 S., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 17 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of dealing in stolen property (three counts) and giving false information to a pawnbroker (three counts). Her bond was set at $75,000. 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. Arrest Report The following person is on Okeechobee's Most Wanted list. There are an active warrants for him. The criteria for making Okeechobee's Most Wanted list is based on the severity of the crime in conjunction with the age of the w arrant. Nathan Daniel Hat eld DOB: 11/3/1985, 6'2" Description: 180 lbs, brown hair, hazel eyes, tattoos on right arm Charges: Burglary, Grand Theft, Dealing In Stolen Property If you have any information on the whereabouts of any of Okeechobee's Most Wanted y ou can call the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477). If you call Treasure Coast Crimes Stoppers, you have the option of remaining anonymous. You can also receive a reward if the information results in an arrest. Crime Doesn't Pay, But W e Do! Most Wanted Nathan Daniel Hat eld Rotary Club plans 10th Annual L.O.S.T. Bike Ride

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Thursday, January 31, 2013 5:00 p.m. Raulerson Hospital CafeteriaThe Treasure Coast Healthcare System cordially invites you to meet our dedicated team of patient-centered professionals, learn about our services and tour Raulerson Hospital. Mr. Gary Cantrell, CEO St. Lucie Medical Center Mr. Rodney Smith, CEO Lawnwood Regional Mr. Robert Lee, CEO Raulerson Hospital R.S.V.P. TODAY: 763-9228 We are opening our doors to the community. Meet Our Leadership Team. 10 Okeechobee News January 20, 2013 Come tour our resort & join the fun!Meet and greet our staff, receive discounted rates and learn more about what North Lake Estates has to offer. Prizes and gift cards* will be given away every hour! Just entered to win. JANUARY 22, 2013Amenities for everyone! 10:00 am – 12:00 pm12044 East State Road 78 Moore Haven, FL 33471 *Must register at open house. You do not have to be present to win prizes. 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Choose the Right Attire & Gear From the proper running or walking shoes to the right gear, such as weight lifting gloves or a bicycle helmet, making sure you're properly out tted for exercise will help you avoid injury. If you're not sure about shoes or equipment, check with someone at the local sporting goods store or a trainer at your gym. 3. Start Slow If you're beginning exercise for the rst time, you should start off slow. If you're running for the rst time, for instance, start off at a slow pace and shorter distance, and eventually work your way up to your goal time or distance. Don't try to do too much too soon. 4. Use the Buddy System This is especially important if you are doing weight training. Even if you don't have a true workout buddy, grab someone to spot you when lifting weights in the gym. You don't want to drop a weight on yourself or strain a muscle trying to lift too heavy of a weight. 5. Ask the Pros A certi ed personal trainer can show you the correct form and even create an individual workout plan tailored to your capabilities and goals. If you can't afford a full-on personal trainer, you may check with your gym to see if they give tours of the facility and introductory courses on using the equipment. Remember to keep safety in mind when beginning any workout or exercise plan. An exercise injury could put your healthy lifestyle at a standstill and may even lead to long-term damage that could limit your ability to workout. Raulerson Hospital's Physical Therapy Department has a Wellness Program for the public. Members of the community can exercise in Raulerson Hospital's Outpatient Physical Therapy facility, under the supervision of a physical therapist. The fee to utilize the Wellness Center is $25 a month. For more information on the Wellness Center contact Raulerson Hospital's Outpatient Physical Therapy Department at 467-6659. For a health question or physician referral contact Consult-A-Nurse¨ service at 763-9228 Prevent workout injuries Special to the Okeechobee News/ IRSCChrista Luna was appointed to the Indian River State College District Board of Trustees by Gov. Rick Scott. Special to the Okeechobee News Christa Luna, a fth generation resident of Okeechobee, was appointed on Nov. 30, 2012 to the Indian River State College District Board of Trustees by Governor Rick Scott of Florida. Luna is the owner and general manager of Gilbert Chevrolet Co. Inc. Luna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. She is also a director of the Economic Council of Okeechobee and a member of the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. "Christa brings a strong business background and sincere commitment to economic development to her role as an IRSC Board member," said Dr. Edwin R. Massey, IRSC President. "We welcome her enthusiasm and dedication to the workforce and educational dev elopment of Okeechobee." Luna succeeds Linda Syfrett, who has served on the IRSC District Board of Trustees from 1991 to 1999 and 2002 to 2012. Ms. Syfrett will now serve on the IRSC Foundation Board of Directors. "Linda Syfrett is one of our most longstanding members of the Board of Trustees, and we highly commend her years of exemplary leadership and service for the residents of Okeechobee," Dr. Massey said. "We are delighted that she will continue her association with the College through the IRSC Foundation." Christa Luna appointed to IRSC District Board of Trustees Festival pageant plannedThe annual Speckled Perch Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee High School Auditorium. Okeechobee Main Street is looking for contestants age 3-18. Contact Cindy at the Main Street Of ce863-357-6246 for applications.

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Undersheriff Noel Stephen said the MRC could provide valuable assistance to the sheriff’s of ce by sending out medical professionals with deputies as they respond to emergencies. “Preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” is how Dr. Armando Santelices describes the function of MRC. He has volunteered to be the lead medical person and will coordinate training and utilization of medical professionals such as nurses and emergency medical technicians. His goal is to create a cohesive unit that can respond to any emergency or natural disaster. Volunteers with MRC could be utilized to provide support for re ghters or after a hurricane they could operate shelters or pass out supplies Mr. Sell recently used a grant to purchase a trailer full of equipment to be used by MRC in support of emergency response personnel. The trailer contains tents, cots, cooling chairs, misters, heaters, lights, fans and a generator. Mr. Sell emphasized that a volunteer does not have to be a medical professional. The MRC can also use people who are not medical professionals and who want to help their community. Anyone who wishes to be a part of the MRC is invited to a meeting Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at Okeechobee County First/Rescue Station One, 501 N.W. Sixth St. For more information, contact Mr. Sell 863 4625865. The Okeechobee MRC has not been activated yet and Mr. Sell hopes it never will.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com MRCContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.co m • FORECLOSURE 40+/Acres of vacant/pasture land in Fort Drum. Paved street frontage. $125,000 MLS #206360 • Basswood lot 124x125 (NW 33rd Ave) $6,000. • acre in Edgewater (624 SW 86th Ave) $14,000 Make offer! MLS #206356 • 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000 Make Offer! David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 2002-M: Taylor Creek Waterfront home, Manmade lake. Large garage, enclosed porch, ample concrete driveway. 1450 TSF/1164 Under air. Needs some TLC. $39,900 NOW $34,900 MLS #206313 FORECLOSURE FORECLOSURE PRICE REDUCED NEW LISTING 5000-M: Deer Park (Ft. Drum area) 3BR/ 2BA on 5+/-acres with large shed, large covered back porch, fenced & crossed fenced, three wells and more. Short Sale. $99,000 MLS #206394 5029-M: Four Seasons 3/2 Mobile on acre. Large deck, 1572 Total Sq Ft/1344. Needs repairs. Make Offer! $30,000 MLS #206379 5020-M: Kissimmee River Estates Singlewide MH with additions, storage shed and carport all on 4 clean lots. In move in condition. $29,900 MLS #206474 5013-M: Four Seasons 3/2 DWMH with additions on corner acre. Screen porch, sheds, back deck. 1861 TSF/1451 under air. Make Offer. $45,000 NOW $39,000 MLS #206328 5015-H: Country home on 10+/-acres zoned Ag. 3196 TSF/2122 under air. Island kitchen, walk in closets, lg 30x60 barn w/3 stalls & workshop, lg shed, fenced, pond, in-wall pest control, Marble Lavatories $295,000 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 Call me today and let me show you how Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate can work for you to increase your property’s exposure and allow me to reach the maximum potential buyers around the country. “Anything Less is Second Best.”Berger Real Estate Philip Y. Berger, Lic. RE BrokerTHINKING OF SELLING YOUR HOME?GRACIE MORTONgraciemorton06@gmail.com863.634.5283 (CELL)863.763.5335 (OFFICE) V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com 11 Okeechobee News January 20, 2013 Monti got his start with Big Lake Teen A nglers. He was able to sh in over 100 tournaments by the time he was 16 years old. He shed from 11-18 and reached the state championships. He praised his grandfather Ray Austin of Belle Glade for getting him interested in shing. He was two years old when he caught his rst sh and was hooked on the sport. Monti said his goal for the tournament w as to nish in the top 10 and was pleased to reach that mark. He caught 12 pounds on Saturday. He also won a tournament on Lake Okeechobee on the Indian River State College Fishing Team. They have quali ed to go to the national tournament in April in Arkansas. He will also attend a tournament in February on Lake Guntersville, Alabama. Monti thanked his many sponsors and supporters in the community, local tackle shops, and his family. His key to victory is to remain positive and upbeat. “You learn from each sherman, you can use it at the next level,” he added. Monti has a Facebook page he calls Kyle Monti Fishing. A NGLERContinued From Page 1 Taylor Creek bridge work may cause traf c delaysBecause of work being done on the Taylor Creek bridge on U. S. 441 S.E., motorists can expect dealays at night because of lane closures. However, during the day as well as at night motorists can also expect delays because the bridge could be raised. However the contractor will try to limit delays to 15 minutes. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaBrian Sell, right, Medical Reserve Corps unit coordinator with the Okeechobee County Health Department, recently used a grant to purchase equipment to be used in support of emergency response personnel. He and Karl Holtkamp, left, re inspector with Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue, examine some of the equipment, including the tent they are standing under.

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Household ItemsMoving Sale, Futon $50,Oak head board $50,upholstered swivel rocker$25, antique table seats 10 $300, Stove/convection oven $200,faux wooden blindes,Gazelle exerciser $25,exercise bike $200 Call 863-623-7689 MiscellaneousSmall Storage unitentire contents,25 bags of golf clubs, shing tackle, coolers, etc, All goes far prices. 863-946-3157 Toys & GamesPinball Machine Very Popular Williams F-14 Tomcat; Excellent Condition; Perfect for Game Room or Man Cave. $1,075.00/firm. (772)538-6432 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $12.00 a piece. Coastal $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 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 Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions TUESDAY, JAN. 22 at 11 a.m. 6315 US Hwy. 441, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Frosty Mug Sports Bar Everything Goes! Baker’s Pride Pizza Oven & Conveyor Oven, 1300 lb. Ice Machine, Berkel Bread Slicer, lg. qty. Neon Signs, TV’s, Security cameras plus more!561-706-7218 Neverettauctions.com Terms: Cash deposit to register, 15% buyers premium & taxes How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Lost$REWARD$ MISSING FROM R-BAR ESTATES & CEMETERY RD. MALE YORKIE TEA CUP. CHILD’S DOG SHE MISSES HIM BADLY 863-801-3450 Garage/ Yard SalesLakeport Christian Church Will host a Yard Sale at:10947 East Hwy 78 in Lakeport. Jan 24,25&26 8-4 on 24&25 8-12 on 26th for info call 863-946-2160 OKEECHOBEE 1012 NW 2nd St, 18th-19th, 8 AM till. BIG YARD SELL, music PAs, amps, guitars, baby things, cothing, nic nacks, something for all. Auctions Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Personals72-Year Young Snow Bird Gentleman is looking for a mature single Lady to share shing, friendship &fun. Let’s talk,PO Box 2059,Okee.Fl 34973 or Call 719-966-9181 Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. e classifieds are the m ost successful salesp erson in town. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce is accepting applications for an Information Technology Specialist. Apply online at okeesheriff.org or pick one up at: 504 NW 4th Street. Submit completed application along with resume no later than January 31st to H. R. Director Mariah Anuez. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Looking for someone with restaurant experience. Fun, Fast paced environment. Please contact Krissy at 863-381-5381 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full Time LOCAL & REGIONAL Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for local and regional Class A company CDL drivers with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more!Blue Cypress Golf and RV Resort needs full time Maintenance Worker. Job duties include: water and sewer plant maintenance, golf course mowing, pool maintenance, bathrooms/of ce/club house cleaning and general park maintenance. Weekends required contact Bruce 863-763-5031 or 570-423-2644(cell) Faith Academy Pre-School Faith Academy is accepting applications for teachers with strong classroom management skills, passionate, Solid communications skills, and Creative. Ability to transfer spiritually and educationally into the lives of young children. Must have the 45 hrs State required training Please Call 763-8800 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full TimeEQUIPMENT OPERATORLykes Citrus Division has openings for full time equipment operators at its Brighton Grove. Duties include operating and maintaining grove equipment and hand labor tasks. Lykes offers a competitive wage and bene t package including paid holidays and vacation. Applicants should come to the of ce listed below to complete an application: 106 SW County Rd. 721 Okeechobee, FL 34974 (Brighton Corner, at intersection of Highway 70 and County Road 721) Lykes Citrus Division is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug and Tobacco Free Workplace, M/F/D/V. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 12 Okeechobee News January 20, 2013

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CARNIVAL AMUSEMENT & RECREATION ATTENDANTS wanted for Doolan Amusement Company. 16 temporary positions open from 02/15/2013 to 12/15/2013 Job involves: Perform variety of attending duties at amusement facility (traveling carnival). Set-up, tear-down, operate amusement rides, food concessions and/or games. Post-employment and random drug testing and background checks may be required. Travel with the Carnival is required. No training or experience is required. Equal Opportunity, FLSA (13)(a)(3) exempt employer not subject to Federal hourly wage, overtime or recordkeeping requirements. No overtime expected. Overtime, if any, calculated and paid as per applicable regulations. The work schedule varies widely, typically 40 Hrs/Wk, Wed-Sun, 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The employer will pay the weekly salary for each week that the worker is employed. Employer will pay the applicable variable prevailing wage for each location, starting in Okeechobee Co, FL, $325.20/WK and traveling to: St. Johns Co, $328.40/WK; Volusia Co, $318.80/WK; Indian River Co, $319.20/WK; Miami-Dade Co, $324.00/WK; Broward Co, $323.60/WK; Orange Co, $331.60/WK; Palm Beach Co, $325.20/WK; St. Lucie, Martin Co, $323.20/WK; Sarasota Co, FL, $322.40/WK; Chesapeake City Co, $323.20/WK; Halifax Co, $320.80/WK; Fairfax Co, VA, $322.40/WK; Westchester & Putnam Co, $323.20/WK; Suffolk & Nassau Co, $321.20/WK; Saratoga Co, $330.00/WK; Dutchess Co, NY, $326.80/WK; New London Co, CT, $350.00/WK; Monmouth Co, NJ, $322.00/WK; Montgomery Co, MD, $325.60/WK; Merrimack, Co, NH, $328.80/WK; Franklin Co, $349.20/WK; Hampden Co, MA, $351.60/WK; Wake Co, NC, $324.40/WK. AVERAGE: $327.81/WK. Employer certi es that if there are changes in work locations, employer will obtain applicable prevailing wage for work location and pay such wage. Merit increases and/or bonuses may be awarded at employer discretion. Employer makes available mobile housing valued at $100.00 /week. Employer makes available transportation from venue to venue and scheduled transportation to laundry, shopping valued at $25.00 / week.Please apply by either: Fax Resume to: 772-872-3045 Email Resume to: jfdoolanetina2@yahoo.com Doolan Amusement Company: 4331 S.E. Hopetown Terrace, Stuart, FL 34997 Please include complete contact information in your submission. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000352 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-NC2, Plaintiff vs. VICKY FOUNTAIN, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: VICKY FOUNTAIN 4044 SE 29TH CT OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 UNKNOWN SPOUSE VICKY FOUNTAIN 4044 SE 29TH CT OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 37, ROWLAND ACRES NO. 3, AN UNRECORDED PLAT, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1 OF TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN SOUTH 004’30 ” WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT 5, FOR A DISTANCE OF 527.00 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 450.00 FEET FO R THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EAST FO R A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 004’30 ” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 115.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 004’30” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 115.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.has been led against you, an you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 and the le original with the Clerk within 30 days after the rst publication o f this notice in the OKEECHOBEE NEWS, on or before 2/12/2013, otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relie f demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 7th day of Jan. 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Linda F. Young As Deputy Cler k IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 34986, 772-807-4370. If hearing or voice impaired, contact 711. 434391 ON 1/13,20/2013 Public Notice SUNCOAST GUN SHOWJanuary 19th & 20thSaturday 9 am -5 pm & Sunday 9 am 4 pm HAVERT L. FENN CENTER2000 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FLBUY • SELL • TRADECONCEALED WEAPON CLASS $49Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.suncoastgunshows.com Call 772-462-1521 for info. Houses Rent Guns/Supplies2bd /1ba Dixie Ranch Acres, $800.00 monthly 1st, last & $500.00 sec. Call 863-763-7032 Canal front covered boat dock, 2bd/2ba, stove, fridge, W/D connections, city limits, lawn service included,$750/mo 407 SE 8th St, behind Suntrust Bank, pet okay on approval Call: (863)467-0658. OKEE2/1 3/2 Large First class property. 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash, back-up generator & utilities included $545. mo. and $495. mo. For alternate unit 3/2 $595. mo. call for details. Mon-Fri. No Pets. 863-467-9800 RIVER ACRES1/1, fully furnished, Laundry. Incl. Priv. Dock, utilities & Dish TV. WI FI & local phone service.$150/wk + sec. Call: (863) 467-1950 Houses Rent Guns/Supplies RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleHighlands County HOME FOR SALE $75,000, Well Maintained 2 bd/ 2 ba home, eat in kitchen, formal dining, living room, Florida Room, additional storage building and 4 car detached garage wired for 220 and 110 Volt Electric, and 3 car carport. Public access dock about 1/2 mile from Community. For more info Call Optima One Realty @ (239)848-2071 or (352)243-6784 OKEECHOBEE 2br./2 ba. Palm Creek waterfront home. Gated Community. Owner nancing. Possible option to rent. 863-532-0273. InvestmentProper tySTORAGE FACILITY/FLEA MARKET 100 Units •Money Maker •Owner Financing •Consider all Trades $399,000 LaBelle, Florida (305)481-1316 Waterfront PropertyFOR SALE 1 Acre+ Newly renovated duplex on Rim Canal between 15A and 15B,New Dock 20x30,RV Hook-up $79,500 will consider cash offers or partial nancing.561-853-6669 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent2/2 Furnished, completely remodeled NO PETS, 2 persons max, waterfront in Treasure Island $500 deposit, $600 monthly Call 863-467-1308 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 FOR RENT 1 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME, NICE PARK. $330.00 MO. CALL 812-989-3022 Waterfront Treasure Island 2bd/1ba fully furnished, dock and covered boathouse, $1,300 moves you in. $550.00 mo. plus utilities, yearly lease. 863-763-6600 Mobile HomeSale2br/1ba S.W. MOBILE HOME W/LOT, SAFE, QUIET, CONVIENNENT NEIGHBORHOOD, NEAR TOWN, NEW FLOORS AND CABINETS, FENCED. 713 S.E. 7TH STREET REDUCED TO $29,900 CALL 906-231-6136 ANCIENT OAKS 55+ BEST BUY! $29,000. NEW A/C, TILE FLOORS, KING MURPHY BED, WASH HOUSE, BEAUTIFUL BACK YARD ON CANAL. CALL 863-697-3954, 863-357-6530 CASABLANCA PARK 9441 Hwy 78 West, Adult Park,3BR, 1.5BA, Fully furnished, W/D, Big Florida room, Lots of updates. $15,000 OBO (219)384-3407 FOR SALE:2BD/1BA MOBILE HOME IN SENOIR PARK,IS FULLY FURNISHED AND READY FOR NEW OWNERS, HAS LARGE FLORIDA ROOM AND STORAGE SHED. PRICED TO SELL 863-357-2642 Mobile HomeSale Mobile HomeSaleOlder Single Wide in 55+ Park, w/screened room, porch and dock on Taylor Creek. 1/2 mile from Walmart $7,500. Call 828-208-0980 Palm Harbor Homes New 2012...30x76 4bd/3ba $0 Down, $399/Month 800-622-2832 x210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com BoatsBayliner Classic 25’ Cruiser. Exc cond. New motor professionally installed. New alum trailer. Serious illness forces sale $11,500. 863-824-0801 or cell 561-386-7756. FOR SALE 18ft Ranger Bass boat 90hp Johnson mtr., Ranger trailer, many extra’s $3,700.00 o.b.o. Call 863-763-3768 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 RV Space RentTHE PLACE TO BE!! Big O RV Resort Weekly/monthly/seasonal Dble wide concrete Landscaped pads Huge clubhouse Recreation hall Fun activities Friendly people www.bigorvpark.com Call Ken (716)240-0689 Fifth Wheels2012 Road King 5th Wheel 44 ft, 2bd/2ba 4 slide outs, all options must see! $35,000 o.b.o Call 941-894-5219 Marine AccessoriesEVINRUDE 12/24 foot control trolling motor, $300. Call 863-467-8682. MotorcyclesHonda Helix 250cc Trike. 3,200 mi. Exc. cond. Must sell due to illness. Automatic. $4,900. 863-824-0801 or Cell 561-386-7756. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Autos WantedWe buy all junk cars starting at $400.00 and up! Call us at: (863)983-Junk (5865) or (305)970-4231 Located in Clewiston 24 hrs a day 7 days a week For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012 DR 108 Division: Family Timothy A. Casanova Kimberly A. Casanova, Petitioners and Mildred J. Lear Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR Relative Adoption TO: Mildred J. Lear 5075 Garner St. Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Relative Adoption has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy A. Casanova & Kimberly A. Casanova whose address is 3222 SE 24th St., Okeechobee, FL 34974 on or before 2-12-2013, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit’s Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.Dated: 1-8-2013 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ April Hof Deputy Clerk 434328 ON 1/13,20,27;2/3/2013 NOTICE OF SECOND/FINAL CERTIFICATION OF TAX ROLL Pursuant to Section 193.122, Florida Statutes, W.C. Sherman, Property Appraiser of Okeechobee County hereby gives notice that the 2012 Tax Roll for Okeechobee County was recerti ed and extended to the Tax Collector on the 18th day of January 2013 for the collection of Taxes. 435051 ON 1/20/2013 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Treasure Island 3 br. 1 ba. Duplex. Remodeled, new appliances, tiled oors, fenced yard & shed. Shared laundry. $1000 mo. incld’s Water, Elec. & mowing. Home Realty Services, LLC. Broker Diane Dangremond. 863-801-4498. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 13 Okeechobee News January 20, 2013 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012CA219 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, VS. JAMIE COOPER A/K/A JAMIE C. COOPER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JAMIE COOPER A/K/A JAMIE C. COOPER Last Known Address: 5990 NW 24TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Current Residence Unknown DENISE COOPER Last Known Address:-5990 NW 24TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Current Residende Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: EXHIBIT “A” PARCEL I: Being a parcel of land in Tract 117, of TROPICAL ACRES, an unrecorded subdivision lying in Section 12, Township 37 South, Range 34 East in Okeechobee County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the East 1/4 corner of said Section 12; thence S 008’00” W, a distance of 66.00 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way line of 2nd Street; thence N 8940’00” W a distance of 3,906.00 feet along Southerly right-of-way line of 2nd Street to the Point of Beginning; thence S 006’12” W a distance of 363.00 feet to a point; thence N 8940’00” W a distance of 120.00 feet to a point; thence N 006’12” E a distance of 363.00 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way line of 2nd Street; thence S 8940’00” E along said Southerly right-of-way line of 2nd Street, a distance of 120.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL II: Being a parcel of land lying in Tract 117 of TROPICAL ACRES, an recorded subdivision, lying in Section 12, Township 37 South, Range 34 East in Okeechobee County, Florida and being more particularly bounded and described as follows: Commence at the East 1/4 corner of said Section 12; thence S 008’00” W a distance of 66.00 feet to a point lying on the Southerly rightof-way line of 2nd Street; thence N 8940’00” W along said Southerly rightof-way line a distance of 3,906.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue S 006’12” W a distance of 363.00 feet; thence N 8940’00” W a distance of 120.00 feet to a point; thence N 006’12” E a distance of 363.00 feet to a point; thence S 8940’00” E a distance of 120.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. has been le against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the OKEECHOBEE NEWS and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port. St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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 dfas antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn_si es que falta menos de 7 dfas para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, ame 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, 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 par& nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si l8 ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 7th day of Jan. 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court By: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk 434266 ON 1/13,20/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX POOL RENOVATION COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2013-03 INVITATION TO BID Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 until 2:30 p.m. on February 19, 2013 Bids will be received at the second oor BOCC Clerk’s Of ce, Room 222 and will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time speci ed will not be accepted. The BIDS shall be based on the following: Furnish all labor, materials, equipment and services necessary to modify the competition swimming pool. This work shall include renovation, repair, resurfacing of the pool shell and installation of pool nishes for a 50 Meter Competition Swimming Pool. Contractor shall provide all related accessories as shown on the Drawings and as speci ed herein. Coordination with all other work being performed as further speci ed herein. All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from: Okeechobee County Capital Projects Facilities Maintenance & Development Services 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Ste. C Okeechobee, FL 39972 (863) 763-0805 Phone (863) 763-5529 Fax sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us Any questions pertaining to the project speci cations or scope of work will be addressed to the Okeechobee County Capital Projects, FMDS Division, in writing via email at: sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us or fax 863-763-5529 no later than February 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m Each Contractor will be furnished with one (1) set of Plans and Speci cations for a non-refundable deposit of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) for a hard copy. Electronic version of the Plans and Speci cations can be obtained at no cost by sending a request via email to: sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us. The Bidders deposit shall be a check made payable to Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners. No partial sets of Drawings and Speci cations will be issued. Bidders may pick up Plans and Speci cations from the Okeechobee County Capital Projects Of ce or they can be obtained by express mail upon receipt of vendor’s check and express mail account number. Bid Documents must be obtained from Okeechobee County A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex located at 580 NW 27th Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34972 on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pool. Bidder’s attendance is mandatory. BIDS RECEIVED FROM CONTRACTORS WHO DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL NOT BE OPENED NOR BE CONSIDERED AN ACCEPTABLE BID. Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, or Certi ed Check, made payable to “Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners”, in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total Bid Amount as a guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the Contract, will execute and le acceptable performance and payment bonds equal to 100% of the contract price and acceptable Insurance per requirements list in Bid Documents within seven (7) days after written notice of the award of contract. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set for opening of bids. Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make modi cations to the work after bidding, and waive any formality in the Bids if they deem it in their best interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide additional information including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects constructed within the past ve (5) years, client references and an audited or certi ed nancial statement, or other nancial references deemed appropriate to Contract Award. Bidders will con ne their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be accepted. Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform the work and services or quali ed by examination to be so licensed. If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the speci cations, it is the bidder’s responsibility to seek clari cation from Okeechobee County Capital Projects. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to requirements of the County. The Board of County Commissioners has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: “BID OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX POOL RENOVATION, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2013-03”. Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, FL Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court Okeechobee County, FL 435039 ON 1/20/2013 14 Okeechobee News January 20, 2013 ACROSS 1 Brewery fixtures 6 Dramatist Connelly 10 One standing out in a field? 14 Not see eye to eye? 15 Specialty 16 Like some ale 17 Flaw-spotting aid 18 Hard time 20 Uncommissioned 22 Colt producer 23 Officiate 24 Immunity __: SurvivorŽ prop 26 Nursery needs 28 14th-century European musical style 31 Neutral color 32 Dream analysis pioneer 33 One-tenth of a microjoule 35 Need 39 Now!Ž 40 Mikhails wife 42 Court fig. 43 Potential creditors request 45 1-Downs land: Abbr. 46 Nut 47 Identify 49 You cant see beyond it 51 Permanently 54 Without width or depth 55 Organic dye 56 Very: Pref. 58 Solvers cry 62 Community service often associated with a law school 65 Oafish 66 Port on its own lake 67 Prison BreakŽ role 68 Young girl 69 __-Ball 70 Med. tests using leads 71 Lucys neighbor DOWN 1 Akershus Castle site 2 Oceans 3 __-chef 4 Surpassing a classic arcade game? 5 Phelps sponsor 6 Shelley queen 7 Jack-in-the-pulpit family 8 Like PsychoŽ 9 Boxed pasta thats different every time you open it? 10 Pressing activity? 11 Congo, once 12 Electric guitar wood 13 Snorkeling spots 19 Hanker 21 Wheels for a spy? 25 Croft of video games 27 Hush!Ž (and hint to how 4-, 9and 21-Down are formed) 28 Allowing a little light 29 Scheme 30 Go ape 34 Singapore Sling ingredient 36 Complete 37 __, Sing AmericaŽ: Hughes poem 38 NFL Hall of Famer-turnedpolitician Swann 41 Trendy London district 44 High SierraŽ director Walsh 48 Unspoiled 50 Dieting and exercise, say 51 Thread of lifeŽ goddesses 52 Arkansas city 53 Client of Billy in ChicagoŽ 57 Encircle 59 Radio host John 60 __ dixit 61 IM sign-off 63 Company opening? 64 Keeps apprised, briefly By Julian Lim (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 05/27/11 05/27/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. orida.newszap.com ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds March of Dimes volunteers honoredSeveral members of the Okeechobee County March for Babies committee attended the March of Dimes Treasure Coast Division Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on Jan. 17, 2013 in Port St. Lucie. Left to right are: Sharon Vinson of Shared Services Network, Laura McCall of The Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall, Kristy Crawford of CenterState Bank, Magi Cable, retired educator, Jim Vensel of Buxton Funeral Home, and Sharon Johnson of Harbor Community Bank. Also at that meeting, Magi Cable and Laura McCall were installed as directors on the March of Dimes Treasure Coast Division Board of Directors. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.facebook.com/flwfishing www.twitter.com/flwfishing www.flwoutdoors.com Presented byFISHING. ADVANCED. WALMART PRO DAY I SATURDAY, FEB. 2 I NOON … 2 P.M.MEET THE FLW PRO ANGLERS I GET AUTOGRAPHS & PHOTOS I LEARN THE BEST FISHING TIPS & TECHNIQUES02.07 02.10LAKE OKEECHOBEECLEWISTON, FLFLW EXPO & WEIGH-INSAT. & SUN. AT WALMART I NOON 4 P.M.SCAN FOR EVENT DETAILS 15 Okeechobee News January 20, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School’s wrestling team dominated Sebastian River 66-18 as three senior wrestlers got one last chance to perform in front of home fans on Wednesday night at the Brahman gymnasium. Larry Tabor, who lost in the 139 pound division, Ryan Hagan, a winner by technical fall, Bryan Levins, who won by pin fall, and Allen Leitner, who won by forfeit, were all able to perform one last time in front of Okeechobee fans. Okeechobee earned six forfeit victories as Sebastian River was able to only bring eight wrestlers to the match. Coach Robert Olive said he felt a lot of his v eteran guys have done a good job this year and has a good chance to make it to states. “The younger guys are making good progress. A lot of them have never wrestled before, but they’ve been impressive,” he added. Olive praised all of his seniors after the matches. Hagan and Leitner are team captains and Olive said they keep the team in line and set a good example as they never quit during a match. He also expressed hope that most of them can advance to regional and state competition this year. Jensen Beach is ranked #11 and will be the district favorite. Olympic Heights will have a tough squad at the district as well. Okeechobee should be able to get in the top three. Olive said he hopes to have as many as 10 wrestlers qualify for regional. At the moment, Cody Grif th is ranked 13th in the state and Leitner is ranked 15th in his age group. Grif th, who has lost only four matches this year, and won one of his matches in 12 seconds, said he was glad to win the nal home match for the senior class. “It was nice to get a quick pin. I wrestled the kid earlier this month and pinned him in the rst round so I took a shot early because I knew I could pin him,” he suggested. Grif th said the state ranking makes him proud and makes him feel really good about himself and his wrestling skills. He has hopes of reaching the state tournament this year. Levins was slowed by an injury early in the year but has been pleased with his performance in recent weeks. He said he was sad because this will be his nal home match of his career. “I loved it. I love to win. I don’t like to wrestle long matches. I like the quick matches,” he explained. Levins also has high hopes for a regional berth but understands the state tournament will be a long shot. “I think this win looks pretty good for the seniors. We have a lot of seniors this year and it makes them all feel good,” he added. OHS wrestlers dominate Sebastian River, 66-18 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyRyan Hagan looks for an opening during his match. He won by a technical fall in the third round, 22-7. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCory Vickers had the most exciting match of the night as he went into sudden death before winning on points, 4-3. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBryan Levins was joined at senior night by his father Tom Levins(left) Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLarry Tabor III (left) was joined by his father Larry Tabor Jr. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySenior Captain Allen Leitner was joined at senior night by his father Allen, and his mom, Missy.

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