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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 03-13-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 31 14.08 feetLast Year: 12.86 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. W alk raises money for March of Dimes ... Page 18 County to look at options for driver’s license of ce ... Page 5 Churches host gospel concerts ... Page 7 OHS baseball team beats Ft. Pierce Central ... Page 20 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenSpeckled Perch Festival brings paradeOkeechobee Storm cheerleaders provided a little extra excitement as they marched in the Speckled Perch Festival Parade in downtown Okeechobee on Saturday, March 9. For more, see page 5. For more photos online, go to orida.newszap. com or use the link on the Okeechobee News page on facebook. Riders in the parade carried the ags of the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Rodeo sponsors. Some Girl Scouts came dressed as America's favorite cookies! By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News At their meeting on Tuesday, March 12, the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) Board o f Directors heard some good news. They learned that on Feb. 21, OUA water came in second place on a water taste contest. The utility earned First Runner Up in the Annual Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest held by Region VIII, Florid a Section of the American Water Works Association. They competed against 10 other utilities in Glades, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, and St. Lucie counties. According to Brad Macek, organizer of the event, there are four judges who each rate the water on a scale of 1 to 5 based on taste, odor, OUA water wins award By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Three men were arrested on misdemeanor charges for their alleged connection with a latenight brawl at a local bar that ended up with a man being airlifted to a coastal hospital with head injuries. Deputies from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) responded to the Bream Room, 105 U.S. 98 N., where as many as 60 people were outside in the parking lot early Sunda y morning, March 10. OCSO reports also indicated that one man was found lying unconscious in the parking lot and was later airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Two injured in brawl at local barSee BRAWL — Page 5 See OUA — Page 5

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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 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 Today: Clear. High of 75F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Night : Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Lo w of 43F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Friday : Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night : Clear. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast By Jean McNeely and Louise DowlingOkeechobee NewsTheatre ReviewThe Okeechobee Community Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s classic comedy, “The Odd Couple,” left the audience laughing and cheering Friday night. There was a full house for the opening night of the OCT Spring production at the Freshman Campus auditorium. John Garner was hilarious as Oscar Madison, the slovenly sportswriter who offers a room in his apartment to his tidy friend Felix Unger. Twin brother in real life, James Garner shines as the fastidious Felix, who drives Oscar crazy by constantly cleaning and organizing the mess Oscar was perfectly happy living with. When the play starts, Oscar is worried that his buddy is so depressed he might take his own life. By the end, Oscar is starting to think about killing Felix himself! Watching the two men inhabit their roles, it was easy to forget the men are both pastors and that they are brothers. The cast also includes Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies, Speed (played by Don Renfranz), Murray (played by Michael White), Roy (played by Al Cole) and Vinnie (played by Pete Gawda.) Rounding out the cast are two lovely ladies, Gwendolyn and Cecily Pigeon (played by Laurie Garner and Genna Lute) who attempt an ill-fated double date with Oscar and Felix. The play is directed by Ron and Jacque Hayes. Cathy Womble is stage manager. Kisha Law, Robyn Garner, Shawna McCullers, and Blaire Law are assistant stage managers, Kevin Lute handles sound control; Laura Murray, lighting control. People behind the scenes include: Marie Koepke, house manager; Linda Bohannon, hair stylist; Shane Cobb, lighting gaffer; and Rachel Belleville, make-up. The professional looking sets were constructed by Ron and Jacque Hayes, Joanie Moffat and Tom Johnson. Props were by Cathy Womble, Robyn Garner and Carol Devine. The OCT House Crew includes: Lou and Tom Johnson, Ed and Jane Blair, Martha Blood, Mike Zierden, Patty George, Melissa Neeley, Diane Hagan, Pat Murray, Christian Garner, Jessica Olney, Raye Deussinger, James and Marcia Miller, Joanie and Carlys Moffatt, Joey Marcinek, The Bean family, Deion Hayes, Linda Holmes, Matt and Heather Garner, Brooke Taylor, Corrine Volpe, Samantha and Cameron White, Cheryl Gawda and Cadette Troop 60599. The production continues on March 15 and 16, at 8 p.m. Okeechobee Community Theatre’s ‘Odd Couple’ is a hit! Oscar and Felix share an apartment to save money for their alimony payments. With one a con rmed slob and the other a neurotic neat-nik, it is inevitable that problems will arise in the classic Neil Simon comedy The Odd Couple. James and John Garner (left to right) star in the Okeechobee Community Theatre production which will be performed on March 15 & 16 at 8 p.m. at the Freshman Campus Auditorium, one block west of Golden Corral. Friday night is poker night at the home of Oscar Madison in the Neil Simon comedy The Odd Couple, being performed by the Okeechobee Community Theatre. Participants are (left to right) John Garner, Al Cole, Michael White, Don Renfranz and Pete Gawda. Felix (James Garner) shows his roommate Oscar (John Garner) that their dinner is ruined because of his late arrival. It's just part of the tensions building up between the men because of their polar-opposite personalities. Special to the Okeechobee NewsOscar and Felix invite two British sisters to dinner to enjoy some female company in the Okeechobee Community Theatre's The Odd Couple. The evening takes on a depressing tone, however, as Felix brings the girls to tears with talk of his broken marriage. Performers (left to right) are John Garner, Genna Lute, James Garner and Laurie Garner.

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Eagles auxiliary to hold dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 auxiliary will serve pork chop dinner by Carla on Wednesday, March 13 starting at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the auxiliary charity fund. For more information, please call 863-467-1154.Job Fair for students at IRSC Okeechobee CampusIndian River State College will conduct a free Job Fair for IRSC students and graduates seeking employment on Wednesday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus, Williamson Conference and Education Center, 2229 NW 9th Avenue, in Okeechobee. Representatives from several employers will be invited for interviewing and networking with prospective candidates. Attendees should dress professionally and bring a resume. Register now by visiting www.irsc.edu, click Career Services, and click Students Register Here. For more information, contact Jacquelene Burke at 772-462-7448 / jburke@irsc.edu. The Heritage to host a Stroke Support GroupThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility will hold a “Stroke Support Group” meeting on Wednesday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. at The Heritage Assisted Living Facility, at 608 N.E. 2nd Ave. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, Physical Therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. Refreshments will be served and day care services will be provided during the session at no cost. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public, family and patients. For more information, feel free to call 863-763-1700.Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 to host dinnerBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 to host dinner on Friday, March 15 Dinner will begin at 5:30-7 p.m. Music by Saxman. The public is invited to enjoy either steak, pork chops or sh and shrimp dinners for a donation from $7 to $11 with all proceeds to bene t Veterans & Family Needs. For more information, please call Gordie at 863-4672882.ConKerr Cancer yard saleConKerr Cancer’s goal is to put smiles on children’s faces, one pillowcase at a time. Okeechobee has sewn 281 pillowcases so far this year, thanks to the ladies of our local group and also the First Baptist Church Quilt Ministry. Our pillowcases go to St. Mary’s Hospital, Palms West Hospital and Lakeside Hospital in Belle Glade. We are having a yard sale and all of the proceeds will go towards the purchase of fabric to make more pillowcases for our kids. The yard sale will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15 at 2704 S.E. 34th Lane, Taylor Cree k Isles, from 8 a.m. 2 p.m. If you have an y items you would like to donate for this sale, please call Joan at 863-467-0290 for pick-up. We are also accepting donations of childfriendly cotton material for the ladies to use at our monthly “sit & sew” meeting on the rst Tuesday of each month.Smoked Chicken Dinner offeredUnited Methodist Men, 200 N.W. 2nd St. (behind Walgreens) will have a smoked chicken dinner on Friday, March 15 at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. take out only, (delivery available for 10 or more dinners) 4 6:30 p.m. (Dine in or Take out) 1/4 Chicken, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Roll and Dessert for $8 Donation. Tickets available at the church of ce or you may fax orders to 863-763-2481 by 10:30 a.m. Thursday; include contact name, phone number and address to deliver dinners. Community Events 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 March 13, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenWaiving the ag(Above) A truck lled with veterans waived ags and sang patriotic songs as they traveled the Speckled Perch Festival Parade route Saturday in downtown Okeechobee. (Below) Bringing up the end of the parade were carts pulled by miniature horses.

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Sequestration Don’t worry America. The Sequester didn’t interfere with the $20 million in new aid to help the Palestinian Authority this w eek.Driver’s License Of ce I say close the driver’s license of ce c ompletely. I would rather go to another c ounty. Has anyone ever gone there and had a pleasant experience?  Matter of fact I had a very pleasant experience down at the of ce less than a month ago after having misplaced my DL. Needing it the following week for new employment orientation, a call was made asking what w ould be required for a replacement. Information was given and the necessary items w ere gathered and off to the of ce I went. F ifteen minutes tops ... in and out and much s moother than expected after hearing the horror stories. Instead of paying the fee for replacement they informed me that the 14 month window was in effect for a renewal. So took the eye exam, paid my $80 (CDL endorsement), and now good to go until 2022. EZPZ.  “Fifteen minutes tops... In and out.” Had the of ce been in Port St. Lucie, you wouldn’t have even made it to the county line in that length of time.  This driver doesn’t have to visit the of ce again until 2022 and at that point he might be able to renew that license online for another 8 years. Is it worth spending a lot of money to keep it in the county when you only have to visit an of ce once every 16 years?  I agree that the county should look at the cost of just keeping it where it is. I know the tax collector said it would require more employees if it is a separate building because the employees at the tax of ce would not be able to act as “back up”. But even with the extra expense of more employees, I think they should look at the costs and see what makes sense. Would the landlord give the county a better deal? There are a lot of vacant buildings in the county so perhaps the landlord would cut the county a better deal to keep the driver’s license of ce there. Has the county even looked at this? And if the county is paying the employees, do they get to keep a portion of the revenue to offset that expense? Battle Of Okeechobee Re-Enactment at Okeechobee Battle eld Historic State ParkThe Okeechobee Battle eld Friends, Inc., would like to take this opportunity to say it was a privilege to have coordinated the recent Sixth Annual Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment and School day held on Feb. 1, 2, and 3, 2013. With each annual event, new entertainment and venues are added, with Pow Wow Dancing being added for the recent event, which drew large crowds! Over 500 fourth graders attended School Day. The students toured the Soldier and Seminole camps, saw Seminole Tribe Cultural demonstrations and exhibits demonstrated by students from The Seminole Tribe Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School, saw alligator demonstrations, shopped in the period Sutlers’ (vendor) tents, saw Pow Wow Dancing, viewed cannon demonstrations, and watched a mini-battle. This history education experience was made possible by a grant from Atlantic Wealth Management Group – Greg Thogerson and J.D. Mixon and funding for buses provided by Children’s Services Council grant. Coordinating the recent event was possible due to the partnerships, support and sponsorship of many and a huge collaborative effort. Sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation are extended to: Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council, Okeechobee City Council, Florida National Guard, Seminole Battalion, 2-124 Infantry Regiment, Seminole Tribe Of Florida Brighton Council Representative Andrew Bowers and Brighton Community, Seminole Tribe of Florida Veterans John Huff, Sr., and Moses Osceola, Seminole Tribe of Florida Fred Smith Rodeo Arena Amos Tiger, Williamson Cattle Company, Sheriff’s Department and their Deputies, Seminole Tribe of Florida Cultural Department Ms. Lorene Gopher and Staff, Sheriff’s Department and their trustees, Park Manager Mark Nelson and staff Florida Park Service, Atlantic Wealth Management Group– Greg Thogerson and J.D. Mixon, South Florida Ford, Center State Bank, Osceola Seminole Boutique, Children’s Services Council, South Florida Water Management, Holiday Inn Express/Best Western, Waste Management, Okeechobee Motor Company, WOKC, Raulerson Hospital, Florida Power and Light, Creative Effect, Penny Saver, Okeechobee The Magazine, Sheriff and Mrs. Paul May, Native Voices, Willie Johns, Su George, Bruce Homer Insurance, John Missall, Joe Crankshaw, Kylie Shirley, Okeechobee High School’s ROTC, Buxton Funeral Home – Paul Mitchell and Tom Conway, Chambe r of Commerce, Walgreens, all the great re-enactors, demonstrators, sutlers, exhibitors, and the many many volunteers! Again, it has been our privilege to have coordinated the 6th Annual Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment and School Day. We look forward to many successful annual events and to ongoing partnerships as we continue to reach for new goals and visions. It takes each and every person’s contributions and support to coordinate such a successful event. This could not have happened without all of you! Okeechobee Battle eld FriendsFood for ThoughtYou may not always be able to eat dinne r every night at the kitchen table with your family, but it’s a known fact that when a famil y eats dinner together it encourages healthy eating habits. Eating dinner at home means you probably will eat more fruits and vegetables, eat less fried foods, and drink less soda. A healthy dinner gives your body important fuel needed to function through the evening, and will certainly give you the energ y you need to nish your homework! For dinner you should eat meat or sh (as a protein), a grain (such as rice), plenty o f fruits and vegetables, and drink milk or water, all of which provides many of the vitamins and nutrients you need to stay healthy. Eating extra calories at dinner in the form of large r portions, or a fat and sugarlled dessert is no t such a good idea when you are about to head off to bed, this could lead to unwanted weigh t gain. Have you thought about offering to help make dinner? You may nd that you hav e some of your own healthy recipe ideas. Setting the table is always appreciated, as well as helping to get everyone to the dinner table so that your family can spend time together talking and sharing what happened in their day. TV and mobile devices are not needed a t dinnertime. Dinner can be a time for eating healthy foods, listening to each other, and sharing the stories of your day with those who make up your family. Don’t forget to help clean up the dishes! Sharon Vinson March 13, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! RecyclingThe idea of recycling at the Agri-Civic Center, as suggested in Mrs. Joyce Bussell’s recent letter to the editor, is a great idea. Waste Management is currently working with County Administrator Robbie Chartier, City of Okeechobee, Russell Rowland Manager Okeechobee Solid Waste, staff and other community leaders to produce a recycling plan that will bene t all involved. I recently worked with Cindy Birdashaw at the National Day of the American Cowboy event as a pilot to see if public events’ recycling could be successfully implemented. WM provided 10 recycle boxes which were strategically placed throughout the event. Unfortunately, on Monday morning when the recyclables were collected, the recycle boxes were contaminated with garbage. Once waste is deposited with recyclables, the plastic bottles and aluminum cans are contaminated and cannot be recycled. Waste Management supports recycling at public events held at the Agri-Civic Center and throughout Okeechobee. There are, however, a few factors to keep in mind. There is an additional cost involved in recycling to cover the extra collection receptacles and pickup. Secondly, the recyclables cannot be contaminated with garbage. In most cases, volunteers may need to monitor the recycle boxes to educate the public and ensure that only recyclable plastic bottles and cans are deposited in the receptacles. Event organizers need a commitment from all attendees to “recycle right” to make recycling a viable option for public events. Waste Management looks forward to working cooperatively with the county, city, event planners and the community to bring more recycling options to our public venues and to encourage everyone to “recycle right.” Teresa Chandler Letter to the editor Special to the Okeechobee NewsThis is a scene from the re-enactment.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 Medical Center. Witnesses reportedly told the deputy the victim had been hit in the head with a beer bottle. Another man was taken to Raulerson Hospital after he was hit in the face, also w ith a beer bottle. A report by OCSO Deputy Leland Schoonmaker said while friends tended to that man’s facial wounds another man came up and started punching him in the head. Two w omen received minor injuries when they w ere pushed to the oor by the men as they tended to the other man’s facial injuries, added the deputy. That victim later received medical treatment from emergency personnel from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue and was then taken to the local hospital. Deputy Schoonmaker stated he arrested that victim’s attacker and charged him with three misdemeanor counts of battery. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a total bond of $1,500. Two Hispanic males were also arrested on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, indicated Deputy Schoonmaker. According to his report when he arrived at the bar around 12:16 a.m. he saw those two men cursing at a crowd of about 60 people in the parking lot. He reportedly told the two men to leave several times, then arrested them when they refused to go. Both men were booked into the county jail under bonds of $500 each. While he was investigating the ght, Deputy Schoonmaker stated he was told about the other victim lying on the ground. The deputy indicated he spoke with several witnesses who said the man was attacked and beaten into unconsciousness by several Hispanic males in dark clothing. Those witnesses, however, were unable to identify that man’s attackers or say where they went, added the deputy. Information on the current condition of the two victims was not available as of newspaper deadline. BRAWLContinued From Page 1 clarity and smell. He said the judging usually takes one-half hour. Each participating utility had to submit one gallon of their tap water at room temperature. In order to compete, a utility must not have had any regulatory violations during the current or previous calendar years. This is the rst year OUA has placed in the contest. The winner was Port St. Lucie’s Pineville Water Treatment Plant and that utility w ill go on to compete in a statewide contest. “It speaks more about the employees than about us,” said board chair Tommy Clay. There was more good news from the annual nancial audit for scal year 2012. Terry Morton, of the accounting rm Nowlen, Holt, & Milner, P.A., said OUA received “an unquali ed opinion” which he characterized as “the best you can get.” Mr. Morton w ent on to say, “This is a well-run utility.” In response board member Melanie A nderson extended her thanks to nancial of cer Basil Coule, the OUA staff and John Hayford, OUA’s executive director. The board entered into a consulting agreement with Henry Thomas of Public Resources Management Group for $20,000. Mr. Hayford informed the board that as of February the utility had installed 11 re hydrants for the scal year at a cost of $44,144.64. The board voted to transfer that amount from the re hydrant fund to the general fund to cover the costs. One re hydrant was installed on each of the following avenues, S.E. 35th, S.E.36th, S.E. 37th and S.E. 38th. There were also two re hydrants installed on N.W. 46th Avenue and one on West Lake Drive in Buckhead Ridge. As has been their custom for the past several years, the board voted to bid on tax certi cates for those properties that have not paid their assessment according to developers’ agreements. Mr. Hayford informed the board that $582,192 in surplus funds was carried forward from the scal year 2012 budget. It was noted that the rehabilitation of vacuum station number 1 had exceed the budgeted amount by $137,000. Therefore, the board voted to spend $137,000 of the surplus amount on the vacuum station. Another $52,592 was used for employee bonuses. The board voted to spend $44,252 of the surplus for two 1-ton trucks and $17,879 for a pickup truck to be used by a meter reader. The remaining $33,369 was placed in the rate stabilization fund which is used to help defray rate increases. In the annual election of of cers for oneyear terms, Tommy Clay was elected chairman, Tommy Hoover was elected vice chair and Noel Chandler was elected second vice chair. In other action the board:  received the nance report for the period ending Feb. 28;  received a receivership activity report for Pine Ridge Park for the period ending Feb. 28;  approved payment of the March invoice from federal lobbyist Alcalde & Faye, LTD in the amount of $3,263.89;  approved payment of an invoice from Eckler Engineering for work done in connection with the vacuum station 1 rehabilitation project;  approved payment of an invoice to Melville and Sowerby for legal services rendered in February in the amount of $682.50; and,  approved revisions in the employee safety handbook. OUAContinued From Page 1 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News At their Thursday meeting, Okeechobee County Commissioners will consider the numerous options available on several agenda items and trying to determine the best course of action for each one. Commissioners will decide what to do w ith a repossessed building in the county industrial park. After a tenant defaulted, the county was able to acquire title to the building. County staff cleaned it up and hired an engineer to evaluate the condition of the building. There have been several inquiries about leasing or owning the building. Commissioners will be looking at options and considering the best use of the building. Commissioners will also consider options concerning a drivers’ license building. A mong the options being considered are, continuing with the present planned building, constructing a smaller building for just the drivers’ license of ce at an estimated cost of $450,000, relocating to the health department building, using the current drivers’ license of ce, leasing an existing building or refusing to offer any drivers’ license services at all. In addition commissioners will be looking at budget projections. The projected shortfall of current revenues is $350,000. The unanticipated shortfall to the general fund is $750,000. Commissioners will discuss ways to make up this shortfall in developing the 2013-14 budget. One of the problems they face will be how to replace the $500,000 borrowed from the solid waste host fees fund to balance the general fund. Commissioners will discuss modifying the application for a grant for electrical services at the horse barn at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. Staff has determined it would be more practical to apply for a grant for underground electrical connections rather than overhead electrical connections as originally proposed. In other action the board is expected to: adjust the budget to re ect changes in balances brought forward and changes in revenue estimates; receive a report on this year’s Health and Safety Expo and entertain a request to sponsor next year’s event; consider a contract with Point and Pay, LLC for the services of accepting credit and debit cards; consider license agreements concerning the county SLERS tower; nominate a member for the children’s services council; consider a continuing services agreement for engineering services, geotechnical services and material testing; and conduct another strategic planning session for the development of a vision statement, mission statement and goals for the county. County to look at options on drivers’ license building If you go ...WHAT: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission WHERE: Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Third St. WHEN: 9 a.m., Thursday, March 14

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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.James Edward Tyson, 77OKEECHOBEE — James Edward Tyson died peacefully at home on Sunday, March 10, 2013, surrounded by family. Although Edward was born in Miami, he spent his entire lifetime in Okeechobee. He enjoyed shing and hunting and taxidermy also. Edward was preceded in death by his son, Bufford Tyson. He is survived by sons, Stacey (Janice) Tyson, David (Viola) Tyson, John (Tonya) Tyson, Curtis (Jennie) Tyson; daughters, Ella Marie Tyson, Melody (Harvey) Thin Elk, Brenda (Lorenzo) Torres, and Carol Tyson, all of Okeechobee; 34 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; brothers, Kenneth (Alice) Tyson of Okeechobee, Paul (Louise) Tyson of Waycross, Ga., Boots (Diane) Tyson of Okeechobee; sisters, Emily McDaniels of Commerce, Ga. and Anna Marie (James) Robinson of Okeechobee. Visitation will be held from 10 until service time of 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Basinger Cemetery. In lieu of owers, friends may donate in Edward’s memory to the Humane Society, Pet Rescue FL, Inc., P.O. Box 233, 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. Richard D. ‘Dick’ Logue, Sr., 73BREWTON, ALA. — Richard D. “Dick” Logue, Sr. of Hwy. 41 East Brewton, Ala. passed away Friday night, Mar. 8, 2013 in a local hospital after a brief illness. He was a native and long time resident of Fla., before moving to East Brewton, Ala. 10 years ago. Mr. Logue was of the Baptist Faith, a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the Okeechobee, Florida Masonic Lodge and Shriners, a former Policeman for the Tampa Police Department from 1961-1965, and a retired Sgt. from the Florida State Troopers with 26 years of service. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lamar Logue, Jerry Logue, and Robert Logue. Survivors include his son, Richard D. Logue, Jr. of Clearwater, Fla.; daughter, Stephanie Logue of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Gloria (Mark) Morris of Seffner, Fla.; dear friend, Judy Gladden of Collinsville, Ala.; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Services for Mr. Logue will be announced and held at a later date in Florida. Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.comWillie James Kidd, 78OKEECHOBEE — Willie James Kidd passed away Thursday, Mar. 7, 2013, at Raulerson Hospital. He was born in Coy, Ala., on Dec. 13, 1934, the oldest of eight children to the late Cora Zimmerman Ross and Harry Kidd. Mr. Kidd was a hard worker, on and off the job. He was employed with G4S, formerly Eckerd Youth Development Center (EYDC), in Okeechobee for more than 28 years. In fact, he worked until his health began to fail in late January, 2013. His daily activities included rising with the sun, working all day on his job and continuing to work at home even after the sun would set in the cool of the evening. Willie was preceded in death by three brothers, Jerry Kidd, Toby Kidd and Johnny Williams. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife of 26 years, Louise Kidd; sons, Willie James Miller, Lawrence Thompson, James Douglas Kidd, all of Mobile, Ala., Harold Kidd of Hollywood, Fla., Daniel Kidd of Okeechobee; daughters, Valerie Kidd of Mobile, Ala., Desiree Kidd of Okeechobee; brothers, Samuel Kidd of Riviera Beach, Fla., Willie Rembert of Okeechobee; sisters, Lula Nealy, Mary Mitchell and Rose Garvin, all of Okeechobee; 25 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and co-workers. Visitation will be held Saturday, Mar. 16, 2013, from 10 am until service time of 12 pm at Bethel Baptist Church, 1258 N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee, FL. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery. 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. Lois Jean Bottorff, 83BASSINGER — Lois Jean Bottorff passed peacefully on Mar. 10, 2013. She made man y friends along her journey and enjoyed lots o f chocolate until the end. At her time of passing she was surrounded by her family and covered over with many prayers from devoted loved ones. Jean was best known for the 30 + years she spent managing the local mom and pop store called AJ&SON Supply in Bassinger, Fla. People from all walks of life would stop in to buy a soda pop and chat a bit before continuing on their journey. Her Christian faith in her Lord was strong to the end. Her words remain with us “it is what is” leave matters in the Lord’s hands, follow His instructions, and everything will work itself out in the end. She attended Bassinger Communit y Church with Pastor Mike Peppers. She was preceded in death by her late husband of 43 years of marriage, Eugene Allen Bottorff; her siblings, Pauline, Geraldine, Christine; and three grandbabies, Delaney, Liam, and Nicole. Celebrating her life are her children, Danny, Raymond, Faye, Allen, and Jean Ann; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Connie and Terry. A special thanks to the Cornerstone Silver Team and Staff at Savannah Court for all their loving hours of service. As she told you man y times “Thank-You and God Bless You” Mom you will be missed by all, but we kno w you are happy, well and enjoying lots of chocolate. A graveside service will be held in honor o f her life at 1 p.m. at Bassinger Cemetery on Wed., Mar. 13, 2013. In lieu of owers donations can be made to her favorite charities DC Ranch in Bassinger, Fl or Sisters in Christ Mentoring Ministry, Lakeland, FL 863-412-6597. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. An online guest book may be signed at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com Janice Arletta Davis Lanier, 62OKEECHOBEE — Janice A. Lanier died peacefully on Mar. 9, 2013 at home surrounded by her family. Janice was born A ug. 4, 1950, in Hav erhill, Mass., the daughter of the late Donald K and Grace (Hubley) Davis. The family lived in Plaistow, N.H. where J anice attended elementary school at the Pollard School. From there she went to Haverhill High School in Haverhill, Mass. where she attended for three years before returning to Plaistow to graduate from Timberlane Regional High School. In high school, Janice was actively involved in all the activities of the First Baptist Church including the youth group and choir. She was also a member of the Haverhill Assembly of Rainbow Girl. Janice worked for AT&T as a telephone operator upon graduation from high school. She married Frank Freedenberg in 1970 and became a mother to Karen, Joel, Jodi, and Ray. They raised their children in Falmouth, Maine. Janice loved Disney World and enjoyed visiting as much as young kids do. She shared these v isits with her children and grandchildren every y ear. Janice also enjoyed camping with her family in and around New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. She also enjoyed bingo and v acations to Las Vegas. She was fond of the hottest days of the year and in the summer she was usually found around the water with her children and many nieces and nephews. Most of all, as a mother of four, she enjoyed being a Mom. Nothing made her happier than her kids visiting. Janice married Larry Lanier in 2001. With her marriage to Larry, she gained two more children w hom she adored. She was predeceased by her parents, Donald K. and Grace Davis; and her brother, Edgar Dav is. She is survived by her loving husband, Larry Lanier; daughters, Karen (Wayne) Bulino of Seminole, Fla., Jodi (Jason) Hamm of Port Charlotte; sons, Joel Freedenberg of Los Angeles, Calif., Ray Freedenberg of San Diego, Calif.; and stepchildren, Amy (John) Wilson of Okeechobee and Jon (Kerry) Lanier of Lake Placid; grandchildren, Cassidy and Cayden Bulino, Trent and Rhett Wilson, and Garrett and Aubrey Lanier; sister, Grace Ireland; and brother, Donald A. Davis. The family will hold a gathering on Tues., Mar. 12, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. and a memorial serv ice will be held on Wed., Mar. 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. all at the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 400 N Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, Florida. Online condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 N. Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, Florida. A A l l p r o c e e d s w i l l g o t o w a r d s t h e D e v o n V e n a b l e s M e m o r i a l S c h o l a r s h i p Donations can be made directly to the Okeechobee Education Foundation with a notation in the memoŽofyour check De v on V ena b les Memorial Sc holar shipŽ Annual Softball Tournament J J une 15, une 15, 1989 1989 A A ugust 1, ugust 1, 2009 2009€ Registration $250 at the field €Bring you own balls, 44 Core-ISARules €Bracket will be determined by # of teams For more information please contact Kim Hilliard 863-634or Jill Rogers 863-634-0870In Memor In Memor y of y of De De v v on on V V ena ena b b les les When: Where: Adult Softball Fields Okeechobee Time: Start 8am Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Search millions of obituaries from more than 650 newspapers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY AGRI-CIVIC CENTERMARCH 12-17www.okeechobeecountyfair.com Catch the Fair FeverŽTuesday SundayMegaPass Advanced Sale Ticketsonly $20.00 Fair Entry & Ride Wristband Good on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday! Available for Purchase On-Line and at Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce oce (55 S. Parrott Ave.)New! Opening Night Fireworks Show at 8:30 pm Go to Website to see Fair Schedule of Events and Times Center State Bank | Childrens Services Council | Gilbert Chevrolet | Glades Electric | JW Sod | Mosaic Okeechobee Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge | Quail Creek | Seminole Brighton Casino | State Farm | Syfrett Feed Treasure Coast Dermatology | Walpole Feed & Trucking | Waste ManagementSponsors: March 13-17Wednesday-Sunday Midway Rides Petting Zoo with Giraffe & Other Exotic Animals Competitve Exhibits Entertainment Livestock Shows Equine Exhibitions Stongeman Contest Heroes Competition Okeechobee Idol Food Fun and Much More! 7 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 The Music Ministry Of Santos is coming to Okeechobee. Two words can sum up Santos: Gratitude and Joy. Santos spent many years in the music industry performing and touring with such notables as the Charlie Daniels Band, The Outlaws, George Benson, Dion, W eather Report, POD and many others. As a studio percussionist, he has recorded on dozens of albums and movie scores. His musical style swings from the 50s Doo~Wop to timeless hymns and everything in between. His testimony is one of a life set free from many years of drug addiction through the power of Jesus Christ. Grab your friends and come on out Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m. to Sacred Heart Catholic Church for a free concert, Christian singing, and moving witnessing for all. Call the church at 863-7633727 for more information. On Palm Sunday, March 24, at 11 a.m. the Fountain of Life Church will present “The Last Supper, An Original Musical Drama,” at the church, at 1302 S.W. 32nd St. For more information. call 863-763-8945 or 863-8011297. A nursery will be provided for children 3 and under. The Okeechobee Community Choir in its 15th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, is rehearsing for its Easter Cantata Concert, to be presented Palm Sunday weekend, March 22, 23 and 24. For more information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714. The Oakview Baptist Church Senior A dult Ministry Group will present an informational program by Dr. Benjamin Epstein, an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson, on Thursday, March, 14. Dr. Epstein will discuss the latest advancements and procedures in joint replacements, as well as informing the audience of the resources available in Okeechobee. The public is invited to attend. No admission fee or other fees will be charged. The program will be held at the church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., in Building A and will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene 425 S.W. 28th St., will host The Mark Trammell Quartet in concert Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 863-763-3519. 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: 863763-0669. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th St. 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 First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite you to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. 2nd St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. We also have materials for home schooling, which had home teachers already taking advantage of. 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. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church will have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1401 N.E. 14th Avenue, Okeechobee. All funds go to support the soup kitchen. Call Crystal Harris for more information at 863-612-6395. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, 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. 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. A rea churches plan concerts and programs

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Velvety. Tart. Sweet. Gone! Finished in store one at a time with fresh whipped topping and toasted almonds. Finished at home in no time at all. Key Lime Pie from the Publix Bakery. Be careful what you start. Publix Bakery Key Lime PieThings could get out of hand. 8 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee NewsSurrounded by her family and friends, Katie Blackburn recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She was born Feb. 15, 1913, in Zolfo Springs. In her younger days she said she never would have imagined that she would live to be 100. While Mrs. Blackburn has no secret for her longevity, it could be because she had to grow up tough, living in a household as the only girl among seven boys. At 100, Nanna, as she is know to her six, great, great grandchildren is still alert, doesn’t complain, and gets around very well with the use of a walker. She grew up on a citrus farm that was w orked by her older brothers and her dad. They were 13 miles from town and Mrs. Blackburn and her brothers had to walk two and one half miles each way to school. Just before they reached the school, they had to pull off their shoes and wade across a creek. “We just played with what we could nd outside,” was how she and her brothers amused themselves. By the time she was in high school her family had moved to Sebring where her mother ran a rooming house. This time they lived on the edge of town so she didn’t have so far to walk to school. Mrs. Blackburn and her brothers only had to walk a few blocks to a movie theater. Mrs. Blackburn says she has been married nearly all her life, outliving two husbands. In 1930 she married her rst husband. That marriage lasted for 30 years and they had one child. From that one child came four grandchildren, ve great grandchildren and six great, great grandchildren. For her second marriage, she kept it in the family so to speak. Her second husband had been married to her rst husband’s sister. Some time after Mrs. Blackburn’s rst husband and his sister both passed away, she married her rst husband’s former brotherin-law. She lived with her second husband 27 years and they had no children. In her younger days she enjoyed square dancing. “I can’t do it now, I’m too old,” she said. Her eyesight no longer allows her to do the reading she once enjoyed. She used to read anything she could get a hold of and read the Bible a lot. “I miss that reading,” she said. The rst car she drove was a Chevrolet roadster. She does not remember the year but guesses it must have been in the 1930s. She remembers that an older brother had a car that he used to carry the family to church. During the course of her life she has worked, among other places, in a grocery store, a dime store and a bank. Mrs. Blackburn has lived in Tennessee, where she enjoyed the Smoky Mountains and in Georgia. “I had to come back home,” she said. For the past 14 years she has been in Okeechobee where she lives with a grandson.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Great, great grandmother celebrates 100 years Special to the Okeechobee NewsFeb. 15 was a special day for Katie Blackburn. She was born on that date 100 years ago. Her family and friends helped her to celebrate her 100th birthday. Okeechobee County Farm Bureau hosts Annual Scholarship BBQThe Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is having their 31st Annual YF&R Scholarship BBQ on Saturday, March 16 at the Agri–Civic Center. Join us for our BBQ that will run from 4 to 7 p.m. All proceeds will go toward the YF&R Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $11 per person and can be purchased at the Farm Bureau Of ce. Tickets can also be purchased at the 4-H concession stand March 11-15, and on the day of the BBQ. For more information, call 863-763-3101.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee 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. 9 Okeechobee News March 13, 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).  Jason Collier Smith, 33, S.E. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 8 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500.  Kenneth Paul Shannon, 57, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested March 8 by Deputy Steven Pollock on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and the misdemeanor of battery. His bond was set at $9,000.  Charlene Suzi Hunsinger, 40, Jones Road N.E., Okeechobee, was arrested March 8 by Deputy Mark Margerum on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of failure to appear forgery and failure to appear uttering a forged instrument, and the misdemeanor of failure to appear petit theft. She is being held without bond.  Nicholas R. Seigfried, 38, S.R. 70 W., Okeechobee, was arrested March 9 by Ofcer Kelly Margerum on a felony charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $1,000.  Timmy Joe Lee, 24, N.E. 20th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested March 9 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear criminal mischief. He is being held without bond.  Garry John Rogers Jr., 23, N.E. First St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 9 by the OCSO Street Crimes Unit on a felony charge of possession of cocaine and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $2,750.  Joe Boy Albritton, 32, N.E. 18th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 10 b y Deputy Steven Pollock on a felony charge of child abuse in icting physical/mental injury. His bond was set at $3,500.  Mark Clay, 66, S.E. 36th Ave., Okeechobee was arrested March 10 by Deputy Corporal Shane Snyder on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Andrew Mark Richards, 21, N.W. 46th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 10 by Deputy Yamil Astacio on a felony charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence, and misdemeanor charges of battery (two counts) and criminal mischief. His bond was set at $4,000.  Stephen Lee Garrett, 52, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested March 11 by Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of scheme to defraud and criminal use of personal identi cation (69 counts). His bond was set at $175,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local student was arrested on a felony drug charge after he and two other boys were seen smoking outside the Okeechobee Achievement Academy. Tavares Terrail Whitehead, 16, N.E. 16th Ave., was arrested March 8 on a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. After being booked into the Okeechobee County Jail, Whitehead was taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. An arrest report by school resource of cer Deputy John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that three boys were seen smoking outside the school. When searched, as is provided for in school policy, a glass smoking pipe containing a residue was found on Whitehead, stated the deputy. When a eld test was done on that residue Deputy Fisher stated it indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. According to the deputy’s report a large plastic bag was also found in Whitehead’s pocket that contained ve smaller plastic baggies that contained a suspicious substance. When the deputy eld tested the substance in each bag, each test allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of pot. Deputy Fisher’s report indicated the weight of the bags, plus the baggie, ranged from .8 grams to 11.6 grams. Together, the bags and their packaging weighed 16 grams, the deputy added. “Through my training and experience this marijuana is packaged to sell or distribute as it has been broken down from a large amount into several small amounts,” stated the deputy in his report. The report did not indicate if anyone else was arrested. Local teen arrested on felony pot charge By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A server at a local restaurant has been arrested for allegedly using a customer’s debit card to pay her own cell phone bill. Ycherra Denise Lucky, 25, S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, March 8, on felony charges of grand theft, criminal use of personal identi cation and credit card fraud. Lucky was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $10,000. She has since been released on bond. Detective James Pickering, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated in his arrest report that a customer at the eatery where Lucky was employed left the restaurant but forgot her purse. The detective went on to state that surveillance video showed Lucky picking up the purse and putting it under the counter. According to the investigator Lucky later put the purse into a togo bag and left the restaurant. Records indicated that Lucky then used the victim’s debit card to pay her own cell phone bill that amounted to $107, stated Detective Pickering. Although the arrest report does not indicate what other items were in the purse, it did indicate that they totaled $200. To warrant a charge of grand theft, under Florida law, the amount of the stolen items must total $300 or more. Server reportedly took purse The sad truth about boating and kids is that children don’t always wear a correctly sized life jacket, and some kids even go without simply because of poor planning. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With a life jacket loaner site in your area, boating parents can borrow a properly tting life jacket for the day or weekend at no cost. If you operate a waterfront business, organization or government agency, you can help by applying to become a new loaner site for the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water’s Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids. The largest and longest running free nationwide life jacket loaner program offers a range of child and teen-sized life jackets at over 500 loaner sites nationwide. Since the program began nearly 20 years ago, at least three children’s lives have been saved by wearing a BoatUS Foundation loaner life jacket and each year life jackets are loaned out over 140,000 times. The boating nonpro t is looking to add at least 40 new life jacket sites this year. To apply or for more information on the program, visit www.BoatUS.com/Foundation/LJLP. BoatUS promotes life jacket loaner program Tavares T. Whitehead Ycherra D. Lucky

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Cowboys ’ BBQ & Steak Co202 NE 7th Ave (formerly Hammerheads) Okeechobee MONDAY$999ALL YOU CAN EAT BABY BACKS$1 Margaritas All Day TUESDAY 1LB RIB EYE $1399Karaoke with Cowboy WEDNESDAY$999ALL YOU CAN EAT CATFISH 25¢ Drafts Live Music THURSDAY rack Baby Back Ribs with 6 golden shrimp & 1 side $1299Ladies Night 6-10pm Karaoke w/Cowboy FRIDAY ALL YOU CAN EAT BABY BACKSwith 2 sides $1399Live Music SUNDAY 4 PIECE FRIED CHICKEN DINNER $89915% CHURCH discount SATURDAY Slow roasted Prime Ribw/baked potato & salad$1900(Starting at 4pm)Live MusicNEW It’s great for private luncheons, birthday parties, family get-togethers or even a wedding. Come take a look and let us cater your next event.COME VISIT OUR PRIVATE ROOM Bull Pen THEFRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 15TH & 16TH 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! 10 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents of the MonthThese high soaring Eagles earned Student of the Month at South Elementary School for the Month of February. Congratulations go to: Jaqueline Mandujano Denova, Ariya Billie, Jacqueline Urbina Urieta, Spring Diaz, Abigail Bozeman, Kain Koles, Aidan Garcia, Cassidy Hastings, Payton Collins, Blanca Hernandez, Anthony Hampton, Richard Hel nstine, Jael Gomez, McKenzie Powers, Kanani Simms, Victoria Garcia, Yesenia Leon, Mary Higuita and Carmela Garcia. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of March 4-8 include, kindergarten students, Amber Laster, Fleicia McKinney, Bryanna Barron, Trever Laduke, Ernesto Flores, Mason King, Clayton Thompson; rst grade students, Sebastian Hodges, Destyn Katz, Katelynn Hilsheimer, Jaedon Gilbert, Eli Barber; second grade students, Samantha Carlson, Riley Russell, Cesar Garcia, Amanda Nash, Guadalupe Morales-Lopez, Jon Homan; third grade students, Layla Edmonds, Jacklin Hernandez, Nabor Cabrera, Blake Joyner, Westyn Boone, Kaley Smith, fourth grade students, Natalie Ochoa, Alex Aguilera, Maria Castaneda, Kase Myers, Dalton Durand, fth grade students, Gloria Seca, Diana Rivera, Kara Hawk, Araceli Ruiz and Kevin Dryden. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESStudents of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of March 8: Trinity Gibbs, Sandra Sebastian, Shanice Snell, Adelita Pina, Brayden Rodriguez, Chloe Warner, Gabriel Ruiz, Selena Brice, Rebecka Lamb, Veronica Tenorio, Maylin Campos, Adriana Santibanez, Savon'tae Holland-Kemp, Sarahi Montoya, Sinri Medina, Michael Cruz, Pedro Lopez, Jesus Ponce, Berenice Sanchez, Briseida Ruiz, Lisbet Hernandez, Isis Lopez, Brooke Whitman, Saturnino Jaimes, Laura Carrera, Rozalyn Roberts, Ariana Hernandez, Berenise Garcia, Simone Washington, Florentino Cabrera and Ariana Cason.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS 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: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr O ee ho ee ori afootspe ialist o Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein 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 orthopaedic 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! By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863-4679500 for more information. 11 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon HEALTHCARE Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility€Specialized Wound Care €Full Time Medical Director €Dialysis Support €Alzheimers Support Groups €Intravenous Therapy €Resident & Family Council Groups €Specialized HIV Care €Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy €24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing €Therapeutic Activities€ Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O € 230 South Barfield Hwy € Pahokee561-924-5561€ www.floridacare.net Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton 120 BEDSCaring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DENTAL SURGERY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th D O h 863-763-0217 Okeechobee Dental We Specialize In: 113 NW 19thHOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri. 9-5BilingualHealthy Kids863-261-8273 GYNECOLOGIST James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net 863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website 12 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 FOP helps Big Lake MissionsThe Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) was the recent recipient of three prize-winning hogs that were donated by Doug Ward, who bought the animals at the South Florida Fair livestock show. (upper right) On hand for the donation were: (left to right) Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Deputy Corporal and FOP President Michael Hazellief, Major Noel Stephens, Mr. Ward, Deputy Captain Gary Bell and Sheriff Paul May. (lower right) After receiving that donation from Mr. Ward, the FOP then gave the animals to Bruce Swinford (center) of Big Lake Missions to provide food for those in need. WEST PALM BEACH— A Valentine’s Day storm that drenched the entire South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) accounted for most of February’s rainfall and gave the regional water supply a bene cial boost heading into what has historically been the driest part of the dry season. An average of about 1.3 inches of rain fell on February 14 alone, encompassing all 16 district counties, from Orlando to the Florida Keys. It was the wettest Valentine’s Day in the 22 years since the district began continuous daily rainfall tracking. Only about half an inch of rain fell the rest of the month, most of it in the last few days, bringing the February total to 1.91 inches district-wide. This is about 84 percent of average, or a de cit of 0.36 inches. Lake Okeechobee stood at 14.38 feet NGVD March 1, which is 0.14 inches below average for this time of year. The lake was at 14.68 feet NGVD a month ago. For the 2012-2013 dry season to date, the district has seen 4.72 inches of rain, representing a de cit of 3.73 inches, or 56 percent of average. Evapotranspiration, the loss o f water from the ground and growing plants, begins to increase in March and April, speeding the decline in surface water levels. Much of South Florida is also listed as being abnormally dry, or “D0,” as coded b y the U.S. Drought Monitor. This designation is the lowest intensity on the drought scale. A section of South Florida, covering mostl y Everglades National Park, is listed as being in a moderate drought, or “D1.” While the region continues its winter dry out, water levels remain positioned at adequate levels because of abundant wet season rainfall last year. Valentine’s Day storm helped with dry monthSubmitted photo/ Okeechobee FOP

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News The Christian Team Trail Bass Tournament was held Saturday, March 2, at OkeeTantie Marina. Forty-nine boats and 97 shermen participated in the event. A large crowd of shermen and spectators gathered for the weigh-in. Winners Mark and Ryan Kroeger weighed in ve sh for a total of 20.47 pounds that netted the shermen $980. In second place were Bob Owens and Fred George with ve sh that weighed 18.26 pounds, earning $490 for their efforts. Doug Back claimed Big Fish honors and collected $294 with a 7.57 pound largemouth. Dr. John Garrison, Senior Pastor at Oakview, presented the gospel giving thanks to Jesus Christ who makes all things possible. The Christian Team Trail, known in local circles as "The Christian" is sponsored by Oakview Baptist Church and is not a fundraiser but a ministry devoted to using the example of shing to bring people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Christian Team Trail would like to thank our sponsors for providing door prizes for the participants: Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters, Garrard's Tackle Shop, Fast Break Tackle Shop, Eli's Western Wear, Arby's Restaurant, Pogey's Restaurant and world famous Sam Grif n Lures. Next tournament is the Classic, which will be held on Saturday, April 6. There are many anglers quali ed, so participation should be strong. Weigh-in is at 1:00 p.m. Come out and join the fun. God bless. Mark & Ryan Kroeger win CTT bass tournament Special to the Okeechobee NewsNate Pippin and his father Nathan show off their catch. Special to the Okeechobee NewsPastor John Garrison presents the rst-place winnings to Mark and Ryan Kroeger. Special to the Okeechobee NewsDoug Back hoists his 7.57 pound largemouth. Special to the Okeechobee NewsBob Owens and Fred George show off their second-place catch. Special to the Okeechobee NewsFCDA Pizzazz competitionOn Feb. 23, the Okeechobee "Storm" Competitive "Rec" Cheerleaders traveled to Ft. Pierce to attend the FCDA Pizzazz competition. They returned home with the Mini team taking rst place, the Youth team taking second place, and the Junior team taking rst place as well as Grand Champion over the whole "Rec" division. Again many thanks to the Children's Service Council, OCRA, the coaches and the parents and to all that have had a hand in their success. Gold Tee winnersOkeechobee Golf and County Club Gold Tee Golf Scores for March 3 were: First place, Rocky Carbia; second place, Chet Hendren; third place, Gary Lee; fourth place, George Guydosh; fth place tie, Wally Hall, Vern Johnson and Howard Shelkie. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results Federated Republican Women’s Club formingOkeechobee has a new ladies' club, the Okeechobee County Federated Republican Women's Club has been established and is inviting new members to join us. We meet at Cowboy's in the private dining room on the last Tuesday of every month. Membership paperwork can be picked up at a meeting or by sending an e-mail to OkeechobeeCFRW@gmail. com. Any other information can be obtained by contacting the club president, Josie Weeks-Elliott, at 863-634-8474.

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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 the INI 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 INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. AuctionsVERO BEACHHIGHWAYMEN PAINTINGSABSOLUTE AUCTION!SUN Mar 17@2PMOver 50 paintings by the legendary artists of the Treasure Coast Preview all week at Auctioneer’s of ce 15 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach(772) 562-5015 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full TimeArti cial Inseminator/Milker Needed for large dairy farm. Must be dependable. DFWP. Call 863-634-2271 for more information. Community Liaison for non-pro t agency. Bachelor’s degree preferred, experience with public speaking and marketing. Requires excellent communication skills, computer literacy, and ability to collect and analyze data. Valid driver’s license, transportation and automobile insurance. Bilingual a plus. Fax resume to: 863-462-5878. Thank you. Kissimmee River Restoration Project S-65EX1 Friction Crane Operator for 140 Ton Manitowoc Vicon 3900W. NCCER or NCCO Certi cation required. Must have experience with Clam Bucket, Concrete Bucket & Rip Rap working on & off of Barge. $28 per Hour & $50 per day Per Diem. Work week will be between 45-55 hours. Call 863-357-0022 or apply @ 2403 SW Ruck’s Dairy Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full TimeMASSAGE THERAPISTLicensed Massage Therapist wanted for Chiropractic Of ce. Contact Missy at 763-2400 Medical Assistant Must have 1 yr exp. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Fax resume to (863) 357-2991 or apply at Dr. Fred Brown Health Center, 2015 US Highway 441 North, Okeechobee, FL. e-mail: hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP 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. Business Opportunities Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS ComputersIn need of computer repair. We can clean up viruses or if needed do a complete re-installation of your operating system. Call now for a free estimate. (863)447-9499 Building MaterialsSOLID HICKORY KITCHEN CABINETS, 26FT OF BOTTOMS, 20FT OF TOPS, 30+FT OF CORIAN COUNTER TOP IN EXCELLENT CONDITION ASKING $2,500 O.B.O. CALL VERN 863-467-0043 Miscellaneous1999 Club Car 48 volt Golf Cart, Red, New Batteries Excellent Condition $1,500. Call 863-467-8559 Home Theater Surround system model KA4210 new in box cost $3,495 will sell $1,200 o.b.o. 1969 Rock-ola Juke Box with over 1,500 45’s, 15 Elvis Presley albums $1,000 o.b.o. Call 863-623-4412 leave message. 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 Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780 TAYLOR CREEK Condos 1br/1ba, Partially Furnished $650 mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. 561-352-4243 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 VacationRentalsSummer Rental Available May thru September, Fully furnished 3/2 on canal with dock in Buckhead Ridge. View the property at www.gatorwatchgetaways.com Drastically reduced rates, contact Jim and Grace for details 863-467-8559 Mobile HomeSale2000 Homes of Merritt 40ft Park Model, wide street,corner lot,new a/c, roof and tile oors. Very Nice, located in Ancient Oaks Park $65,000 Call 863-357-6530 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 For Sale or Rent w/option to buy. 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 35FT RV PARK MODEL, FLORIDA ROOM, CONCRETE CARPORT, C/A/H, VERY GOOD CONDITION, VANTAGE OAKS $10,000 O.B.O. CALL 863-467-0079 Older Single Wide in 55+ Park, w/screened room, porch and dock on Taylor Creek. 1/2 mile from Walmart $6,500. or best offer Call 828-208-0980 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Retirement Community Homes $8,500 off of any home, 2/2 & 3/2 from $39,900 Call John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details *PRICE REDUCED* Mobile Home for Sale 2bd,1 updated bath, 12’ by 24’ Florida room w/tile oor, windows. Metal roof over, very safe, Lots of light. Brand new A/C w/heat strip, new thermostat. Fully furnished, new washing machine, new refrigerator, new microwave, dishwasher, etc. Lots of extras. Brand new kitchen cabinets. Wall hugger recliner/massage couch,loveseat rocker/recliner. Queen size bedroom set in master. 2 yard sheds, 1 w/electric, window and workbench. Long carport, quiet street, nice neighbors. Asking $20,000.00 Owner nancing. Call 863-467-7996 Boats1996 WEERS 1996 WEERS 18FT PONTOON BOAT WITH 30 HP MOTOR, PLUS TRAILER. $3500.00 CALL 724-747-9248. 2011 Lowe St. 195,90hp, trolling motor 8ft Minn Kota Talon,(2)23 gallon live wells, sh nder,4 tanks of fuel since new. Warranty good thru Aug. 2015. Located in Buckhead Ridge. $16,500 724-388-4075 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 14 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013

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Okeechobee County Schools Drug Testing Committee Meeting Okeechobee County School District will hold a Drug Testing Committee meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the School Board Meeting Room #303, 200 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, to discuss a possible random drug testing policy for students. The meeting is open to the public. Questions may be directed to 863-462-5000, Ext. 226. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 438676 ON 3/13/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEE OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. PREPARING FOR SACS COMMITTEE -2:45 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 438679 ON 3/13/2013 STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. KASIE L. HARRISON, Case # 33245 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: KASIE L. HARRISON, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been led against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certi cate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a writ ten copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Jennifer C. Pritt, Program Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before April 11, 2013. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certi cation pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: February 11, 2013 Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -sJill Simpson, Division Representative 436974 ON 2/20,27;3/6,13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012 CA 45 Judge Elizabeth Metzger TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. VICKI STATON, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 23, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-45 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and VICKI STATON and JANE DOE n/k/a KELLY STATON are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on April 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Being Lot Number 3 and Lot Number 4 Block 17 in Northwest addition to Okeechobee as shown in the recorded plat/map thereof in Book 1, Page 25 of the Okeechobee County records together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on January 24, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 435750 ON 3/13,20/2013 Cajun Constructors is soliciting bids and quotations from small disadvantaged, women owned, veteran owned and service disabled veteran owned small businesses for construction services and goods. These solicitations are for contracts to construct the Kissimmee River Restoration Project S-65EX1 in Okeechobee, Florida.For information on required bids and quotations contact Cajun Constructors by email to : pricequotes @ cajunusa.com or fax 225 753 9622. Cajun is an EEO employer. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000430CAXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, VS. GARY L. BATES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY L. BATES; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 23rd day of January, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000430CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and GARY L. BATES IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 3rd day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 17 OF BRINDABAN FOREST UNIT FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 2 AND 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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.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 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. Dated this 24th day of January, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 435734 ON 3/6,13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2011CA431 HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-2, Plaintiff, vs. Eleden C. Fonseca and Jose Luis Fonseca; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 18, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011CA431 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-2, is the Plaintiff, and Eleden C. Fonseca and Jose Luis Fonseca are Defendants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the 10th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 1: COMMENCE AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1122.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREE 24’08” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 24’08” EAST FOR THE A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 004’22” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 8924’08” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 004’22” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION LONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1122.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREE 24’08” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SAID SECTION FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND PARCEL 3: COMMENCE AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION LONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1122.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREE 24’08” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 500.00 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 8924’08”EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 004’22” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 8924’08” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 004’22” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. Street Address: 7220 NE 11th Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff’s mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 4th day of January, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 pleadings@cosplaw.com 434423 ON 3/13,20/2013 Campers/RVs32ft Pace Arrow, mint condition, $10,000 or best offer. Call for more information. 863-763-6529 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels2006 KZ New Vision 37ft High Quality 5th Wheel Trailer, Excellent Shape Will Deliver Within 25 Miles $26,500 or O.B.O Call 863-332-6008 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Utility TrailersCar hauler 2011 Suretrac open car hauler, used once, paid $5500, like new sell $2,300.00/or best offer. (954)214-6903. Public Notice Amendment of School Board Member District Boundaries The School Board of Okeechobee County will consider a resolution to amend district boundaries for School Board Members, aligning with County Commissioner district boundaries, at their regular business meeting on April 9, 2013. Information is available in the School Superintendent’s of ce, 863-462-5000, Ext. 226. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 437621 ON 3/13/13 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2013-CP-013 IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES EDWARD SHIRLEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES EDWARD SHIRLEY, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent and unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 333 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. ADLER CHARLES, 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 December 20, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bid15 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is March 3, 2013. Personal Representative: Cora Nell Shirley 307 SW 10th Street Okeechobee, FL 33497 Attorney for Personal Representative: ROBERT R. MORRIS, P.A. 685 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard Suite 205 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 Phone: 561-793-1200 Fax: 561-793-1020 BY: Les C. Shields, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 988596 437841 ON 3/6,13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009-CA000761 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-8, Plaintiff, VS. ROBELDAN C. ACOSTA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBELDAN C. ACOSTA; 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 SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 12, BLOCK 9, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on April 10, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 14th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE 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 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. 438015 ON 3/13,20/2013 der for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00AM on April 3, 2013, the following property: The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 23, Section 22, 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 I) And The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 19, Section 36, 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 M) And The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 19, Section 36, 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 N). 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 January 3, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 434421 ON 3/6,13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000115 PNC BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBO R FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. NORWOOD B. KNOEBEL, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment o f Foreclosure dated January 25, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000115 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGE R TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is the Plaintif f and Norwood B. Knoebel; Shirby K Knoebel; John Doe and Jane Doe, are the Defendants, the Clerk o f Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on April 3, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 32, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: CYPR YEAR: 1988 TITLE NUMBERS: 45725757 & 45725755 ID NUMBERS: HMLCY28020862865A & HMLCY28020862865B WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTE R THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTE R 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS.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. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 31st day of January, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLER K Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 436215 ON 3/6,13/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472012CA000340CAXXXX BEACH COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida state chartered bank, Plaintiff, VS. WATER’S EDGE MOTOR COACH RESORT, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, et. al., Defendants. REVISED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 6, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 472012CA000340CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee, Florida, wherein WATER’S EDGE MOTOR COACH RESORT LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, TELEHAR CORP., a Florida corporation, LYNCH PAVING & CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. J&L CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION, INC., a Florida corporation, DRMP, INC., a Florida corporation, f/k/a DYER, RIDDLE, MILLS, & PRECOURT, INC., a Florida corporation, CHARLIE’S LAWN & L ANDSCAPE OF THE LAKE AREA, INC., a Florida corporation, SOUTH FLORIDA CUSTOM POOLS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and WATER’S EDGE MOTOR COACH RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 11:00 a.m on the 10th day of April, 2013, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd oor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgm ent, to wit: Lots 9 and 10, Block B, Lakeview Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 1, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. ALSO: Lot 29, Less the North 10 feet and all of Lot 30, Block B, LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as rec orded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 1, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. ALSO: Begin at the Hancock Meander corner on section line between Sections 23 and 24, Township 38 South, Range 36 East; run thence South 42 degrees 58’ West to the South line of State Road # 15 (also known as Conners Highway) for the point of beginning; said point being 50 feet measured at right angles from the center line of said State Road #15; run thence South 42 degrees 58’ West to the 17 feet water level of Lake Okeechobee; run thence North 37 degrees 05’ West 101.5 feet; run thence North 42 degrees 58’ East 259.1 feet to the intersection with the South line of State Road #15, and point of intersection being 50 feet measured at right angles from the center line of said State Road #15; run thence Southeasterly along the South line of sai d State Road #15 to the point of beginning. ALSO: Commencing at the Hancock Meander corner, between said Sections 23 and 24, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, and bear South 4425’54” West a distance of 420.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence bear South 3119’59” East on a line parallel to the Southwesterly line o f Lots 14 and 15, Block 9, Plat of Farm Lands of Consolidated Land Company, according to the plat thereof r ecorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, Public Records of Okeec hobee County, Florida, a distance of 224.59 feet to a point; thence North 4203’04” East a distance of 198.79 feet to a point on the Southerly right of way of State Road 15; thence bear North 3244’41” West along said Southerly right of way line a distance of 214.83 feet; thence bear South 4424’54” West a dista nce of 191.02 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO: Commencing at the Hancock Meander corner between Sections 23 and 24, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, and bear South 4425’ 54” West a distance of 420.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence bear South 3119’39” East on a line parallel to the Southwesterly line of Lots 14 and 15, Block 9, Plat of Farm Lands of Consolidated Land Company, according to the plat thereof recor ded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 224.59 feet to a point; thence bear South 4203’04” West to the intersection with the 17 foot contour line of Lake Okeechobe e; thence bear Northwesterly along said 17 foot contour line to a point lying South 4424’54” West of the point of beginning; thence bear North 4424’54” Ea st to the Point of Beginning. ALSO: A portion of reclaimed lake bottom lying in fractional Section 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Flor ida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Hancock Meander corner lying on the East line of said Section 23 (also being the West line of Section 24); t hence South 4353’31” West, a distance of 245.15 feet to the Southwesterly right of way (R/W) line of State Road #15 (100’ in width); thence continue South 4 353’31” West, a distance of 319.02 feet to the 17 feet contour line of Lake Okeechobee as established by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD ) as per South Florida Water Management District R/W and topo map for Levee 47 Section 2, DWG. No. L-47-4, Sheet 4 of 8, dated 3/22/65; thence continu e South 4353’31” West, a distance of 57.68 feet to the Southwesterly R/W line of Levee L47; thence North 3417’45” West along said Southwesterly R/W lin e of Levee L-47, a distance of 201.44 feet; thence North 5644’25” East along the Southwesterly extension of the Southerly line of the North 10.00 feet of Lot 29, Lakeview Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 1, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 49.52 feet to the intersection with the aforesaid 17 feet contour line of Lake Okeechobee; thence South 3624’18” East along said contour line, a distance of 188.86 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO: A parcel of land lying in fractional Section 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida being more par ticularly described as follows: Commence at the Hancock Meander corner lying on the East line of said Section 23 (also being the West line of Section 24); t hence South 4353’31” West, a distance of 245.15 feet to the Southwesterly right of way (R/W) line of State Road #15 (100’ in width); thence continue South 4 353’31” West, a distance of 319.02 feet to the 17 feet contour line of Lake Okeechobee as established by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD ) as per South Florida Water Management District R/W and topo map for Levee 47 Section 2, DWG. No. L-47-4, Sheet 4 of 8, dated 3/22/65; thence North 3 624’18” West along said 17 feet contour line, a distance of 98.40 feet for the point of beginning of this description; thence continue North 3624’18” West along said 17 feet contour line, a distance of 90.46 feet to the Southwesterly extension of the Southerly line of the North 10.00 feet of Lot 29, Block B, Lakeview Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 1, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence North 5644’25” E ast along said Southwesterly extension of the South line of the North 10.00 feet of Lot 29, Block B, a distance of 66.75 feet to the Southerly line of Lot 2 9, Block B; thence South 3450’27” East along said Southerly line of Lot 29, Block B, a distance of 75.79 feet to the Southernmost corner of said Lot 29 and the N orthwesterly line of that parcel of land described in O.R. Book 265, Page 1316, of the aforesaid Public Records of Okeechobee County; thence South 4353’31” West a long said Northwesterly line, a distance of 65.52 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO: Lots 8 and 11, Block B, Lakeview Subdivision, according to the map or Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 1, Publi c Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: Unit No. 27, Waters Edge Motor Coach Resort, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium led February 28, 2011, and recorded in O.R. Book 697, Page 1846, and also being recorded in Condominium Plat Book 1, Page 61 through 64, inclusive, all of the Public Recor ds of Okeechobee County, Florida. SUBJECT TO the Mortgagees Consent to the dedication of the streets, retention areas, easements, storm drainage system and ut ilities, as shown on Condominium Plat Book 1, Pages 61-64, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida to the use of Water’s Edge Motor Coach Resort Con dominium Association, Inc. AS WELL AS: (a) All buildings, structures, and improvements of every nature whatsoever now or hereafter situated on the above described real property (“Land”), and all xtures, ttings, building materials, machinery, equipment, furniture and furnishings and all personal property of every nature whatsoev er used or intended to be used in connection with or with the operation of said property, buildings, structures, or other improvements, including all extensions, additions, improvements, betterments, renewals, substitutions, replacements, and accessions to any of the foregoing, whether such xtures, ttings, building materials, machinery, equipment, furniture, furnishings and personal property actually are located on or adjacent to the Land or not, and whethe r in storage or otherwise, and wheresoever the same may be located (the “Improvements”); (b) All accounts, general intangibles, contracts and contract rights relating to the Land and Improvements, whether now owne d or existing or hereafter created, acquired or arising, including without limitation, all construction contracts, architectural services contracts, management contracts, leasing agent contracts, purchase and sale contracts, put or other option contracts, and all other contracts and agreements relating to the construction of improvements on, or the operation, management and sale of all or any part of the Land and Improvements; (c) Together with all easements, rights of way, gores of land, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, waters, water courses, water rights and powers, and all estates, leases, subleases, licenses, rights, titles, interests, privileges, liberties, tenements, hereditaments, and a ppurtenances whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating, or appertaining to any of the property hereinabove described, or which thereafter shall in any way belong, relate or be appurtenant thereto, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and pro ts thereof, and all the estate, right, title interest, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever at law, as well as in equity, in and to the same including but not limited to: (1) All rents, royalties, pro ts, issues and revenues of the Land and Improvements from time to time accruing, whether under leases or tenancies now existing or hereafter created; and (2) All Judgments, awards of damages and settlements hereafter made resulting from condemnation proceedings or the taking of the Land and Improvements or any part thereof under the power of eminent domain, or for any damage (whether caused by such taking or otherwise) to the Land and Improvements or any part thereof, or to any rights appurtenant thereto, including any award for change of grade or streets. (d) All cash and non-cash proceedings and all products of any of the foregoing items or types of property described in (a), (b), or (c) above, including, but not limited to, all insurance, contract and tort proceeds, and claims, and including all inventory, accounts, chattel papers, d ocuments, instruments, equipment, xtures, consumer goods and general intangibles acquired with cash proceeds of any of the foregoing items or types of property described in (a), (b), or (c) above; (e) All construction contracts and agreements, now or hereafter existing, relating in any way to the construction of the Imp rovements; (f) All surveys of all or any part of the Premises now existing or hereafter made; (g) All architects’ and/or engineers’ contracts, drawings, plans, speci cations, general contracts, A 1 A contracts, management agreements, surveys, bonds, sureties, permits, licenses, and other governmental approvals, and all amendments, revisions and modi cations thereto, now or hereafter existing, relating in any way to the construction of the Improvements; (h) All environmental permits, wetlands permits, development orders, development of regional impact orders, conditional use permits and approvals, licenses, franchises, certi cates of occupancy, permits, water and sewer taps, and all other governmental approvals pertaining or applicable to, or relati ng in any way to the present or future operation of the Premises, whether now or existing or hereafter arising; (i) All right, title and interest in or to any and all business or trade names now or hereafter used or adopted in connectio n with the Premises; (j) All unexpired warranties and guaranties covering the buildings, improvements, xtures, appliances, equipment, personal property and other property described above; (k) All right, title and interest in and to all maintenance and service contracts relating to the Premises, whether now exis ting or hereafter arising; (l) All right, title, and interest in and to all equipment leases and other leases entered into with respect to the Premises whether now existing or hereafter arising; (m) All payment and/or performance bonds now existing or hereafter entered into with respect to the construction of the Impr ovements; and (n) All right, title and interest in and to all permits, certi cates, licenses, and approvals (collectively the “Permits”) issued by, or agreements entered with, any governmental or private authority, person or agency relating to the ownership, development, construction, operation, mainte nance, marketing, sale and use of the Land and Improvements as well as all rights and privileges heretofore, hereafter or otherwise arising in connection with or pertaining thereto, including without limitation, any right or privilege to sewer and water rights, reservations of sewer or water capacity, prepaid impact fees, wetlands mitigation credits or to any other agreements or rights relating to sewer water, septic tanks, or other utilities and any right or privi lege under any lease, contract, or oth-er agreement with any third party pertaining to the ownership development, construction, operation, maintenances marketing, sal e and use and in use thereof (collectively, the “Developer’s Rights”) and any and all plans and speci cations (the “Plans and Speci cations”) prepared for or to be used in connection therewith. Dated February 15th, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk ROSEN & WINIG, PA, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF 2925 PGA BLVD. SUITE 100, PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33410 TELEPHONE (561) 799-6040 FACSIMILE (561) 799-4047 437879 ON 3/13,20/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 47-2011-CA-000352 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. MALONE, GERALD C., et. al., 16 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Tool used for loosening 4 What some chambers hold 8 Put down 14 Calder Cup org. 15 Take it easy 16 __ threat: performer who can sing, dance and act 17 Ergot host 18 Part of an astronomy degree? 20 All of us, to Bugs 22 Like Inverted Jenny stamps 23 As it __ 24 Part of a surgery degree? 27 Reward of a kind 28 Good move, torero!Ž 29 Shot target 32 Component of some screwdrivers, briefly 34 West of Brooklyn 35 Crabby 36 Part of a physics degree? 40 Responsibility 41 Gp. for GPs 42 Like mottoes 43 Theyre often sold in blocks, for short 44 Bra part 45 Surprise, sometimes 47 Part of an economics degree? 51 Bit with a nucleus 53 Act the affectionate grandparent 54 High-grade cotton 55 Part of a theology degree? 58 Code word for NŽ in the old U.S. Phonetic Alphabet 59 Rather, once 60 Security concern 61 __ salad 62 Mendels field 63 Actor Morales 64 The car in Thurbers 1933 story The Car We Had to PushŽ DOWN 1 Repeated cacophonic sound? 2 Words to a kidder 3 Hoover rival 4 Without exception 5 Grieves 6 Conduct 7 Joan __ 8 Gas station convenience 9 Shop for books 10 White House staffers 11 Type of poker? 12 Model Macpherson 13 Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeŽ author Brown 19 Bit of kindness from a bank 21 Gate divisions, at the track 25 Unusual clock number 26 Smart __ 29 Clementines dad, for one 30 Verdant 31 1934 chemistry Nobelist 32 Caber thrower 33 Unbreak My HeartŽ singer Braxton 34 Milking murmur 35 Get ready to play 37 Ostracize 38 Bar 39 Down-home theater 44 Be serious!Ž 45 Artificial turf sites 46 Ring of color 47 Eponymous Yemeni seaport 48 Singer with the 1995 album Velvet and BrassŽ 49 JPEG file content 50 Suggestive dance 51 Pisas river 52 Savoir-faire 55 Dubious giftŽ 56 Wield a crowbar 57 Agnus __ By Gareth Bain ( c ) 2011 Tribune Media Services Inc. 06/17/11 06/17/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2011CA000352 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and, MALONE, GERALD C., et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 2ND FL., JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 10th day of April, 2013 the following described property: LOT 18, WINTA PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 15th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. TRADE CENTRE SOUTH, SUITE 700 100 WEST CYPRESS CREEK ROAD FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 954-343-6982 IMPORTANT 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. 437887 ON 3/13,20/2013 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000287 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. SLATER, HERBERT E., et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2012-CA000287 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIAT ION, Plaintiff, and, SLATER, HERBERT E., et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, 2nd Floor, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 3rd day of April, 2013, the following described property: LOTS 27 AND 28, BLOCK 10, LAR-KEE LAKES THIRD ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A 1990 EAGLE DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS: GAFLL35A03155ET & GAFLL35B03155ET, WIDTH AND LENGTH: 24.00 X 52.00, TITLE NUMBERS: 60204763 & 49441352, WHICH, BY INTENTION OF PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN FLORIDA STATUTE 319.261 SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. A ny 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 28th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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, A DA 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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 434405 ON 3/6,13/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 47-2010-CA-000065 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, V S. A NTONIO G. HUET, LUZ M. HUET, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, JOHN TENA NT n/k/a BRIAN SELL and JANE T ENANT n/k/a MARLEY SELL, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated September 4, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2010-CA-000065 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff, and ANTONIO G. HUET, LUZ M. HUET, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, JOHN TENANT n/k/a BRIAN SELL and JANE TENANT n/k/a MARLEY SELL are Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 o’clock A.M. on March 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT”A” LEGAL DESCRIPTION A LL THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE STATE OF FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS EXHIBIT “A” Commencing at the Southwest corner of Section 10, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, run thence East along the South boundary line of said Section 10, for a distance of 198.00 feet to the Point of Beginning T hence continue East along said South boundary line of Section 10, for a distance of 132.00 feet; thence run North 00 07’ 00” West parallel Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000371 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. HARVEY R. THOMAS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 12, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000371 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and HARVEY R. THOMAS; TRUDY H. THOMAS; HOMES BY JOLICOEUR, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION A DISSOLVED CORPORATION; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 16, BLOCK 43, A PORTION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2747 5TH STREET NW, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 14, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10047910 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMCTeam 1F10047910 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities 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. 437882 ON 3/13,20/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000533 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. GAIL ADAMS PETERSEN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 12, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000533 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and GAIL ADAMS PETERSEN; RIVER RUN HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 18, RIVER RUN RESORT SUBDIVISION, PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. TOGETHER WITH A 1999 SUNSTATE/PEACHSTATE, DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME ID NUMBER PSHGA22035A AND PSHGA22035B A/K/A 907 NE 5TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 14, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09081599 CHASEDIRECT-FHA--Team 3 F09081599 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities 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. 437885 ON 3/13,20/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000130 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. SONJA R. MCCOIN A/K/A SONJA RENEE MCCOIN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 12, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000130 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and SONJA R. MCCOIN A/K/A SONJA RENEE MCCOIN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SONJA R. MCCOIN A/K/A SONJA RENEE MCCOIN N/K/A JAROD ALLEN WARBURTON; RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA; TENANT #1 N/K/A CHRIS JACKSON are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12, BRENTWOOD ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 31, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1021 SE 10TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 15, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12002843 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMCR-kvickers-Team 1 F12002843 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities 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. 437886 ON 3/13,20/2013 17 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CC 129 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. CENESCAR MOISE, Defendant. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 14, 2013 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010 CA 15 Honorable Judge Metzger TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. HILARIO GUTIERREZ and MONICA MOJICA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 24, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-15 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and HILARIO GUTIERREZ, MARIA MOJICA, and RASHA AHMAD are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on April 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on MARCH 29, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1993 NISSAN QUEST VIN # 4N2DN11W2PD827591 2000 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY VIN # 1C4GP64L5YB516033 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 438466 ON 3/13/2013 with the West boundary line of the aforesaid Section 10, for a distance of 330.00 feet; thence run West parallel, with the South boundary line of said Section 10, for a distance of 132.00 feet; thence run South 00 07’ 00” East for a distance of 330 00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lying in and comprising a part of Section 10, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida on December 12, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Robert L. Wunker, Esquire Rutherford Mulhall, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 2600 North Military Trail, 4th Floor Boca Raton, FL 33431-6348 (561) 241-1600 437668 ON 3/6,13/2013 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 11, Block 42, Basswood, Inc., Unit No. 3, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED on January 25, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 435997 ON 3/13,20/2013 cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00AM on April 3, 2013, the following property: The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 2, Section 11 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 D) and The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 2, 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 L). 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: January 14, 2013. 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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY CAR WASH FURNITURE HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD • Auto Accidents • Social Security Disabilities • Bankruptcy • Veterans’ DisabilityHoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 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 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Sunshine Hand Wash & Wax(70E Next to ABC Liquor) Inside/Outside, Full Service FREE VACUUMING Cars $1 SUV $15**Prices may varyAdvertise your business today! okeeadsales@newszap.com 18 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 March of Dimes activities at the Speckled Perch Special to the Okeechobee NewsTeam Captain Ron White, and other team members including Sheriff Paul May and his wife Delores May, accept the award for Top Fundraising Team at March for Babies 2013. The Sheriff’s Of ce also won the award for Top New Team. Special to the Okeechobee NewsMagi Cable received the award for Top Fundraising Individual. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyOkeechobee school bus drivers held a dunk tank for the March of Dimes. The “dunk a bus driver” worked out very well and made $510 for the March of Dimes. Pictured Left to right: Sharon Price, Judy Kelly, Rita Thomas, Mary McCormack, Ruth Stephens, Walter Piscatelli, Jerri Lynn Mize, Valerie Falco, and in tank is Mordie Story. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyThe start of the March of Dimes walk. Many people walked, some jogged others pushed strollers and pulled little wagons. Some even walked dogs! Whatever way you choose to walk you did it for a great cause! Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyEarly morning breakfast lled with many different delicious items. What a great way to start off the March of dimes walk.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OFFICIAL NOTICEGlades Electric Cooperative Inc. Annual Meeting Saturday, March 16, 2013Lake Placid Middle School The purpose of the meeting is to elect trustees, vote on a proposed bylaw change and hear ocers annual reports. Registration, entertainment and voting will begin at 8 am. The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Join us for great entertainment, fun and prizes, including a 2003 Ford F150 4x4 extended Cab for one lucky member. Plan now to attend! 19 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Port St. Lucie scored four runs in the third inning and went on to upset Okeechobee High School 5-4 in a District 12-7A girls’ softball game Friday night at OHS. Port St. Lucie has only one two of their ten games this year and had lost just one week earlier 12-3 to the Lady Brahmans, who fell to (7-4). Emily Wilkinson had three hits and pitched well enough on the mound to get the Lady Jaguars the win. Sarah Davis had three hits which included a solo home run for OHS. Jaryaca Baker also had three hits. Stormy Stokes added an RBI for OHS. Lady Brahman Coach Heather Gillis agreed that other teams really play hard against Okeechobee and her team can’t let down. “I think we let this one go tonight. I thin k the team let off and let it go,” she said afterward. Gillis said it appeared her team got overcon dent when they ripped the Jaguars earlier in the year, “I think they came in and said we did okay against them last time and came in lackadaisical.” Gillis said she has some ideas to strengthen the team mentally, which she claims is 90-percent of the game of softball. She also suggested a back and forth battle with Martin County Thursday, night, OHS won 9-8 in Stuart, might have played a role in this effort. “Things can switch so much in softball. Last night was a ght back and forth and a big win for us. To come in here tonight and do this was frustrating,” she explained. Jordan Lawlis pitched well in relief for Okeechobee. OHS softball team falls to Port St. Lucie, 7-4 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJordan Lawlis mowed down Port St. Lucie for four innings on Friday night as OHS lost a key district game. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySarah Davis returns to the dugout after a fth inning home run. OHS fell to Port St. Lucie by one run. Okeechobee County Education AssociationThe Okeechobee County Education Association (OCEA ) will have its third General Membership Meeting of the 2012-2013 school year Thursday, March 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the OCEA of ce located at 210 N.W. Park St. Suite 201-just west of Walgreen‘s. All employees of the Instructional and Classi ed Bargaining Unit are encouraged to attend. Nominations will be entertained for an election of the new OCEA President, who will take over July 1. Any member may be nominated. Potential members may join at the meeting. We will brief attendees on the status of the March 5 Classi ed Impasse Hearing, and give an update on the status of the Instructional Impasse Hearing. Door prizes and refreshments will be served.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Okeechobee News March 13, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Jack Radebaugh pitched a complete game six-hitter and Kutter Crawford had three hits as Okeechobee High School’s boys baseball team won their rst game of the year and snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over Fort Pierce Central Friday night. Paul Jackson added two hits, a run scored, RBI and a stolen base to lead the Brahmans (1-8). Fort Pierce got two hits apiece from Jake Washington, Ed McKenna and Christian Medina as they fell to 1-8 on the season. Brahman coach Jeff Blackstone said the team nally put solid offense, defense and pitching together in one game, “I know for all the players there is a big sense of relief. W e’ve played better for the last two weeks and got closer to turning the corner. Tonight w e nally put it together.” Okeechobee scratched across two runs and Radebaugh gave up a run in the second before he settled in and kept the Cobras at bay. He walked two batters and struck out four. He said his two-seam fastball was able to get a lot of weak swings from the Cobra batters. He was also impressive with his curve ball which kept the opponent off balance. “I got out of the rst two innings due to good defensive play. After that I trusted my pitches and was in a grove. My breaking pitch is a very effective pitch if you throw it right,” he explained. Okeechobee broke the game open with a three-run rally in the fth inning. Crawford led off with a double and Jackson added an RBI double. Radebaugh contributed with an RBI single and Al Fludd drove home a run with a sacri ce y. Blackstone applauded his team for continuing to work hard despite the losing streak. “We know that we are better than our record. There is still a lot of improvement to make. This got the monkey off our back and hopefully we turn the corner and play some better baseball,” he added. He also praised Radebaugh for keeping his team in the game to give the bats an opportunity to come through. Radebaugh didn’t play baseball as a junior but still kept in shape with off season football conditioning. He said there isn’t much of a difference in the way you throw a baseball or a football. He noted you release the ball the same way but the ball moves differently. “I de nitely stayed in shape and I have good coaches. They were able to get me back to where I needed to be to be effective,” he added. “This win de nitely feels good. We’ve practice hard and we’ve played hard. The last few games we came up just short. Tonight we knew we could take advantage of that and get a win.” Radebaugh hurls 6-hitter in 5-1 win over Cobras Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySenior Jack Radebaugh pitched a complete game to lead OHS to their rst win Friday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAlex Estremera avoids a tag at rst base during Friday's game between OHS and Fort Pierce.