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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: 04-19-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Friday, April 19, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 47 13.60 feetLast Year: 11.71 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. L o c a l w o m a n Local woman c o m p e t e s i n competes in B o s t o n M a r a t h o n Boston Marathon ... Page 15 Relay for Life raises money to ght cancer ... Page 2 OHS softball team blanks FPC ...Page 14 Man accused of eeing deputies in stolen car ... Page 10 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Rotary GSE Team BavariaRotary Group Study Exchange Team Bavaria visited the Lock 7 Recreation Area on Wednesday for a look at Lake Okeechobee. The team includes Anke Hackenberg, Katharina Korzinek, Sabine Schneider and Kristina Dehm. Not pictured is team leader Max Klinger. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News A Rotary Club Group Study Exchange from Germany spent time in Okeechobee County this week. GSE Team Bavaria 2013 arrived in Orlando on April 4. Their Florida travels have also included the Brighton Seminole Reservation, the Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach and Boca Baton. The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women between the ages of 25 and 40 in the initial years of their professional life. The program provides travel grants for teams of participants to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. For four to six weeks, team members study the host country’s institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas. Team members can come from corporations, small businesses, community organizations, medical and educational facilities, government of ces, and nonpro t agencies. For each team member, The Rotary Foundation provides the most economical round-trip air ticket between the home and host countries. Local Rotarians in the host area provide for meals, lodging, and group travel in their district. Rotarians from Bavaria visit Okeechobee County See ROTARY — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Area law enforcement agencies are recognizing their dispatchers this week and emphasizing their importance to the community, the agency and the of cer on the street. April 15-19 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. It’s during this week that these dedicated men and women are honored and thanked for working 24 hours a day and seven days a wee k to answer the public’s call for help. “Their role here is vital,” said Major Robert Peterson, of the dispatchers at the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD). “Dispatch is the rst lin k most people have with this department. Every call Dispatchers important to community Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppTiffany Noel was one of the Okeechobee City Police Department dispatchers recognized for their work and dedication as part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 15-19. OCPD Major Bob Peterson said the department’s dispatchers serve their community better than any others, “... and we’re extremely proud of them.” See DISPATCH — Page 5

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Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 7 mph.Extended ForecastSaturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northeast wind 8 mph. By Bobbie PooleSpecial to the Okeechobee News More than $10,000 was raised for the ght against cancer last weekend during 18 straight hours of fun, frolic, food, and friends, The annual Relay for Life event featured booths selling food items, bingo games, scavenger hunts, corn hole games, and a bachelorette contest. For those in the mood for food, the Fight for Your Dream Team served a Wild Beast Feast BBW with venison, wild hog, alligator, frog legs, quail, dove and water buffalo. The City Police Enforcers Team also did their part, selling pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, potato salad, iced tea, and hosting a chance to win an I-Pad. Dream Team and Honey Doers, had their famous black and blue burgers for all to enjoy. Many others were taking part as valuable volunteers with inexhaustible energy. Relay for Life organizers would like to thank the generous sponsor who provided gifts and support, including: Seminole Tribe of Florida, Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, Big Lake Cancer Center, Everglades Farm Equipment, WOKC radio station, Applebee's, Cowboys, Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Raulerson Hospital, Hungry Howies, Sweets and Blooms, Faith Farm, Holiday Express, Okeechobee The Magazine, Beef O' Brady's. Frank De Carlo, Thomas Barber, Missy Fipps, Olivia Hartwell, and a huge host of volunteers. Thanks also go to all of the teams, who will continue to raise funds. The wrap-up party will be Tuesday, May 14, at 6 p.m. at Applebee's. The nal team totals will be announced and top fundraising awards presented at that time. Relay for Life gives the Okeechobee community the opportunity to celebrate. The event celebrates the cancer survivors and supports them in their ght against this disease. It celebrates caregivers and thanks them for everything they do. It celebrates taking one more step toward a cancer-free future. And it celebrates being together at this great event called the Relay for Life! Relay for Life also gives us time to remember those we have lost. They are never far from our hearts and its at the Relay for Life that we come together and remember their lives. We remember them with every step as we walk around the track and their memor y motivates us to keep going. We gaze at their luminaria and are thankful for the wonderful memories of the times we spent together. We ght back for all the people we have lost and all who continue to survive cancer. This is how we choose to make a difference. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 2 Okeechobee News April 19, 2013 Okeechobee celebrates Relay for Life fundraiser Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbie PooleAmong those enjoying the Relay for Life celebration were Pam Peppers, Tom Barber, Emily Gregory, Scooter Gillis, Angie Griffen and D.J. Fridley. Okeechobee Forecast

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 First Annual American Legion Spring FestivalApril 19 28Weekdays 5-Closing Saturday 12-Closing Sunday 1-ClosingWednesdays 5-Closing Saturdays 12-6Cost: $15501 SE 2nd St • Okeechobee 10 BIG DAYS BIG RIDES 20 ARMBANDS EVERY DAY SPECIAL KIDS ARMBANDS MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Apr. 19TH Thurs., Apr. 25THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “THE CALL”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat. & Sun. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00III: “SCARY MOVIE 5”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “OBLIVION”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:10, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:10, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 R PG-13 3 Okeechobee News A pril 19, 2013 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved revisions to its gopher tortoise permitting guidelines April 18, at its meeting near Tallahassee. The guidelines are based on stakeholder input and designed to be consistent with the updated Gopher Tortoise Management Plan approved in September 2012. Updated permitting guidelines provide adequate nancial planning for the longterm management of gopher tortoise recipient sites, stipulations for the capture of tortoises for relocation when using a backhoe, and criteria to de ne when to suspend, revoke or not renew an authorized gopher tortoise agent permit. This action comes during the time of year when gopher tortoises begin their springtime maneuvers through Florida's open canopy forests and sandy areas. Tortoises are on the move in search of fresh greenery to eat after emerging from winter dormancy in their deep burrows. "Ever since the 2007 approval of the original Gopher Tortoise Management Plan, the FWC has worked closely with stakeholders to improve and revise both the gopher tortoise permitting guidelines and the management plan," said Deborah Burr, the FWC's gopher tortoise management plan coordinator. "Conservation of gopher tortoises and their burrows that shelter other species is our long-term goal, so they always will be part of Florida's landscape." Gopher tortoises live in all of Florida's 67 counties, preferring high, dry, sandy places such as longleaf pine forests, oak sandhills, pine atwoods and coastal atlands and dunes. Their burrows can be recognized by the half-moon shape of the entrance, whic h curves at the top. The gopher tortoise is listed as a stat e threatened species, and it is against the la w to harm gopher tortoises, their burrows o r eggs. Generally, it is best to leave a gophe r tortoise undisturbed, unless you need t o move it off a highway. Then it should b e placed immediately on the other side of th e road and pointed in the same direction tha t it was traveling. For more on gopher tortoises, go to My FWC.com/GopherTortoise. Gopher tortoises start springtime maneuvers Special to the Okeechobee NewsTommy Moose toysOn April 16, the Okeechobee LOOM 1753 & WOTM 956 presented Tommy Moose toys to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce as part of the Moose community service program. These toys are carried in the patrol cars to comfort traumatized children. Left to right are Sheriff Paul May, Dick Foreman, Okeechobee Lodge 1753, Jr. governor, Neile Foreman, Okeechobee WOTM recorder, and Major Noel Stephen. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand OaksGrand Oaks residents learn about manateesGrand Oaks Assisted Living Facility recently visited the Manatee Observation and Education Center in Fort Pierce. Residents were able to learn facts about manatees, touch manatee bones and observe them in their natural environment. They also enjoyed the touch tank where they learned about and were able to interact with several marine animals. Pictured are Grand Oaks residents Florence Moore and Fran East enjoying, learning and interacting with marine life in the touch tank. Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCGopher tortoise burrows can be recognized by the half-moon shape of the entrance, which curves at the top. Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCGopher tortoises begin their springtime maneuvers through Florida’s open canopy forests and sandy areas

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Stop wasting money  Limit the take home vehicles for sheriff’s of ce and any other county employees w ho drive county vehicles to those who live in the county.  This county is in the top 16 counties out of 67 in the state for property tax rate. It’s hard to get businesses to move here w hen we don’t have a lot to offer and our t otal tax rate is so high. The status quo right now is that we are borrowing money for the y early budget and the future is not looking any better. The commissioners need to balance the budget and start making deals with b usinesses to get them to move here. I hear t here is some gun manufacturers that are looking for a place to move to.  The 12-hour shift schedule is worked b y the a large percentage of industries that are a 24/7 schedule. Other businesses that are controlled by OSHA or DOT are not allowed to work over a 12-hour shift because of safety concerns. Do you want a paramedic t hat has been awake for over 24 hours working on you? Truck drivers are only allowed to w ork 12 hours then require an eight hours rest. The 12-hour shift is easy—you can look it up online. The shift is 40 hours a week and 4 weeks per month. The shift is four 12-hour shifts in a row, 2 days off, three 12hour shifts, 2 days off, three 12-hour shifts, 2 days off, four 12-hour shifts, 7 days off. Overt ime is paid for over 40 hours in a week or 80 hours in a 2 week pay period. When you put it down on a calender you have about 4 hours a month in overtime. It is a safer shift for everyone and it is approved by OSHA and DOT while the 24-shift isn’t. I believe that most of the powerplants in Florida work this s chedule, so it has been around for awhile and proved to work.  Have any of you worked 20 hours s traight without rest—are you thinking and responding normally? With the 12-hour shift s chedule there is no need to have employees sleeping while at work. It would be nice to sell it to the union but the county doesn’t have to. They could simply tell that this is what is going to happen and you don’t like it you have the right in the state of Florida to leave. Second Amendment Rights  On March 23, we came four votes away from the United States Senate giving our Constitutional rights over to the United Nations. In a 53-46 vote, the senate narrowly passed a meas ure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The Statement of Purpose from the bill read: To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small rearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S., and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry on all private guns and ammo. Astonishingly, 46 of our United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power.  Has anyone else noticed that the lapdog media is bending over backwards helping this administration in gun grabbing.  The deaths in Newtown are tragic, but why does the administration and the media ignore the hundreds of gun deaths every month in our nation’s cities? Is it because these deaths involve hand guns that were illegally purchased or stolen? Adding more laws won’t stop the violence. Cities such as Chicago, which has a terrible problem with violence, already have strict gun laws. The media and the administration don’t want to deal with the bigger issue—the breakdown of our society due to the breakdown of the family. More than half of babies born to women under the age of 30 are born to unwed mothers. It is the norm now for kids to grow up in one-parent homes. No one wants to talk about the real problems in our society. Dog park  I think we need a dog park in Okeechobee. I want a place to be able to take my dogs and let them run off leash and socialize with other dogs.  How about Okee-Tantie? Perfect spot. There’s nobody out there!  Probably not the best idea to have dogs running loose near the water! Dogs are alligators’ favorite food! To the people of OkeechobeeFirst let me thank all of you who visited me and prayed for me during my recent hospitalization. Those actions were greatly appreciated and I am on the road to recovery. Thanks for the memories. It is with mixed emotions that I leave the Okeechobee News after 11 years. This was a hard decision based on personal reasons and came after much thought and prayer. It’s been a great 11 years. Every day was different and I never knew what to expect. I was able to y in several WWII era aircraft and even brie y take the controls of one, drive a Model T Ford and go up in a hot air balloon, not to mention all the interesting people I interviewed. Before I took this job I did not know local government could be so interesting and often amusing. The city council is pretty predictable. Only once did I ever know them to take up an issue that was not on the agenda. The county commission is a totally different story. After 11 years they still surprise me. I never know what to expect. It’s the items not on the county commission agenda that make things interesting. I want to thank everyone who has helped me through the years. I have always tried to never be rude or pushy. Some people may have felt I stepped on their toes, but I always tried to be fair and impartial. I always tried to separate politics and friendship. Thanks especially to all the clerks and secretaries who have helped me. They are the ones in any organization who have all the answers. People have asked me how I became a reporter. All I can say is that it was the Good Lord looking after me. I never intended to b e a newspaper reporter, but it worked out better than anything I could have planned. God Bless you all, Pete Gawda Formerly of the Okeechobee NewsBack on my feetA very special thank you to Raulerson Hospital and all the employees who were so helpful in getting me back on my feet. The helpers of the Special Auxiliary wer e very caring and kind and deserve a than k you also. The employees at Glady’s Restauran t helped promote my recovery with thei r kindness and helpfulness. My brother and special nieces deserv e much thanks and love for their devotion to me in my time of need. Jo Ellen ModisetteNurses appreciatedWe want to thank all the outpatient nurses for their good care while going to the hospital for outpatient services. They were ver y professional, caring, friendly, and cheerful. They were also very helpful communicating with the doctors to get certain services accomplished. We greatly appreciate all th e help, and want to thank you very much. Cliff and Beth Coxbill April 19, 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! Register for 2013-2014 kindergartenThe Okeechobee County School Board will hold kindergarten registration at the following schools:  May 13, Everglades Elementary School, 863-462-5108;  May 14, Central Elementary School, 863-462-5077;  May 15, Seminole Elementary School, 863-462-5116;  May 16, North Elementary School, 863-462-5100;  May 17, South Elementary School, 863-462-5087. If your child will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013, you should begin gathering the following information required by law to enter public school: legal proof of birth date, up-to-date immunization record, health exam record completed by a physician since Sept. 1, 2012, and proof of residence (FPL statement; OUA statement, etc.). Please contact the school your child will attend to schedule an appointment for kindergarten registration. If you do not know which school your child should attend, contact the Student Services Of ce at 863-462-5000, Ext. 260.

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that comes into the department starts with dispatch.” He said the department has four full-time dispatchers, and two other people who are trained dispatchers and can ll in when necessary. However, they are currently assigned full-time to the OCPD record and administration departments. Of his dispatchers, Maj. Peterson said: “We feel our dispatchers serve the community better than any others, and we’re proud of them.” As for the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, Major Noel Stephen said he currently has 17 full-time dispatchers who man the 9-1-1 center, take calls from the public and dispatch. He went on to describe them as “multi-taskers.” “These folks are the hub of our wheel. The deputies and detectives rely on precise and accurate information being obtained from the people reporting these crimes and incidents,” he said. “This information is important to assure the safety and wellbeing of responding of cers and allows them to properly handle our citizen complaints.” OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said this special week was the idea of Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa, Calf., Sheriff’s Of ce in 1981. Her idea was endorsed by the Association of Public Safety Communications Of cials (APCO) before it was formally proclaimed by the U.S. Congress. Within seconds of receiving each call, dispatchers are working to determine the level of response needed for an incident and dispatching the appropriate number o f units. They are often times the rst contact a citizen has during an emergency. The service and commitment to excellence of the telecommunicator employees drives the success of the communications center. “We appreciate these folks and want to recognize them—especially during this week,” said Maj. Stephen. DISPATCHContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 EPISCOPAL BAPTIST CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 Did you submit a page of news, but only one line got in the paper? You can have it your way! 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. 5 Okeechobee News A pril 19, 2013 Team Bavaria is made up of those in the medical eld and so while in the United States, they are visiting medical facilities as w ell as learning about American culture. The group gave a short presentation at the Tuesday meeting of the Okeechobee Rotary Club. Max Klinger, the team leader, is a Healthcare Industry Consultant with a PhD in Economics. He has served Rotary International since 1987, as president of his club MunichHofgarten in 2003/2004, as GSE Chair for District 1840 for four years and since 2009 as Assistant Governor for the metropolitan region Munich with 23 clubs. This is his third trip to the United States as a GSE team leader. Anke Hackenburg has worked in the health care eld since 1996 and completed her training in nursing in 2005. In 2009 she joined a consulting rm for nursing homes, w here she worked as a researcher and seminar leader with a focus on care process design, dealing with dementia and physical activity. Katharina Korzinek, who grew up in a small town north of Munich, studied business administration with a focus on healthcare management before starting her career in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Kristina Dehm is originally from Nuremberg and moved to Munich to attend the university. After nishing medical school, she started a 6-year residency in traumatology and orthopedic surgery at Traunstein hospital in the very southeast of Bavaria. She is in the fth year of her residency. Sabine Schneider is a lawyer who specializes in medical law. She works as an attorney and management assistant at the Medical Care Center in Pfaffenhofen. While staying with host families in Okeechobee, the team visited Raulerson Hospital and the health care facilities at Brighton Seminole Reservation. They also sampled the local cuisine. The Bavarian team ate alligator at Lightsey’s Restaurant and pumpkin bread at Brighton Reservation. For more on GSE Team Bavaria’s Florida travels, see the link to their blog on the Okeechobee News Facebook page. ROTARYContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppMajor Noel Stephen (center), of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, thanked dispatchers (left to right) Mary Robarts, Naomi Bustos and Corporal Kathy Smith for their hard work and dedication. The week of April 15-19 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week across the nation. Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Corporal Kathy Smith was busy taking calls and contacting deputies to respond to those calls Wednesday, April 17. The week of April 15-19 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, during which dispatchers are recognized for their efforts in getting help to community members when needed.

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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.Charles Wayne Brown, 4 daysFT. LAUDERDALE, Fl. — Charles Wayne Brown passed away April 15, 2013. He was born April 11, 2013 to Earl Brown and Jacquelyn Kaye Bishop, formerly of Okeechobee. His family attends Cornerstone Baptist Church. Charles was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Julia and Elmer Smith, Sr.; friends that have gone on before him include, Julixa Espada, Danny Wayne Gray and Barbara Jean Stogner. He is survived by his parents, Earl Brown and Jacquelyn Kaye Bishop; grandparents, Eddie Wayne Bishop, Rose Louise Bishop, Clifford Charles Brown, Christina Elaine Brown and Debbie Couden; three aunts, Jessica Eileen Bishop, Casandra Brown (Uncle, Travis Groth) and Anne Brown; Godmother, Cassandra Caston; and many more loving family and friends. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 12 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Pasquarella of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brown family to assist with funeral expenses. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.BassOkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. A legitimate role for the press is that of the publics watchdog.Ž Most citizens cant spend the time necessary to personally observe their public officials at work, or to determine how well public institutions are carrying out their public mission. But too many newspapers these days act more like mad dogsŽ than watchdogs.Ž Were proud to be different. We try to carry out our watchdogŽ role as humble representatives of the public, always maintaining a courteous tone and our reputation for purposeful neutrality. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News April 19, 2013 Real Life Ranch holds yard saleReal Life Children’s Ranch yard sale will be open Thursdays and Fridays starting A pril 18 We will be open these two days until the end of May.Eagles to host dinnersThe Cypress Hut Eagles will serve choice rib eye steak dinner, shrimp, or sh, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19 Music by Carl Cable. A dart tournament is on Tuesday, A pril 23, starting at 6 p.m. Hamburgers will be served. The public is welcome. Tuesday’s proceeds go for the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, and the rest go to the community and national charity funds. For information, call 863-467-1154.Eagles North has big plansOn Friday, April 19 there will be steaks from 5:30 9 p.m. Music with the Harpers is really good music. On Saturday, April 20, a Hawaiian Luau, starts at 7 p.m. Food and a live band with Great Tunes. Donation is required. Call 862-763-2552 for information. Proceeds go to the Auxiliary 4137 bene t fund. Sunday breakfast has been postponed until April 28. On Tuesday, April 23, Bingo will start at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, April 24, Bingo starts at 5 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund. Eagles North is at 9985 U.S. 441 N.Business women will meetA lunch break, available to Okeechobee business women, corporate or independent, w ill be enjoyed this Friday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lodge at the Lake, 1111 S. Parrott A ve. Designed as a way for women to meet, share ideas, promotions and information, Network encourages and uplifts. There are no dues, no roll calls. Come nd out how y ou can help and be helped. For information, call Raye at 863-467-2557.Track and eld games slatedHershey’s track and eld games are coming to Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation on Friday, May 10, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School stadium/track, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Signup deadline is Friday, April 19 For information, visit us at www.co.okeechobee. .us/parks; or, contact our of ce at 863-763-6950.Motorcycle Run to be heldMotorcycle Run National Crime Victims Rights week Ride for Rights! will take place on Saturday April 20 with a $15 registration fee. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Of ce, 4700 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce, 34981. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. The ride will end ride at the City Park in Okeechobee. For information call: Lissette at 772-462-3617; Terry at 772344-4331; Lane 772-462-1390; or, Joan at 863-763-3117, ext. 5112.Embroidery Group to meetDo you have an embroidery machine, or want to learn about them? Then join our monthly embroidery group where we all learn and share ideas while working on beautiful embroidery projects. The next meeting is Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross of ce at 323 N. Parrott Ave. Please call Linda at 863-6972450 or Mary at 863-697-1920 for more information.Martha's hosts Fun Day and saleMartha’s House will host a Celebration of Life Family Fun Day and yard sale on Saturday, April 20 at the Philippine American Cultural Foundation Complex at 5151 S.W. 16th Ave. in Okeechobee, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All vendors are welcome. Call Martha’s to reserve table and space for $20. Contact Martha’s House at 863-763-2893.Elks host Spring FlingThe Lake Okeechobee Elks Lodge will host a Spring Fling Italian buffet and dance at the VFW South Post, 3912 S.E. 38th Ave., on Saturday, April 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Jones Supply, 801 S.W. Park Street. For information, call 863-467-2658.Baseball/softball event setThe Manny Sanguillen 2 on 2 Baseball/ Softball Competition at $10 per player, will be held on Sunday, April 21 from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex. For information contact: Harvey at 561-762-4533; or, Albie at 772-260-9647.VFW Ladies host breakfastThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly breakfast on Sunday, April 22 from 9 11 a.m. at the Post. They serve biscuits, gravy, sausage patties, eggs, home fries, juice and coffee for a donation of $5. This event is open to the public. For information, call 863-467-2882.Cypress Hut Eagles to meetCypress Hut Eagles will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m., to nominate of cers. For information, call 863-467-1154.Support group will meetThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave., will be holding a Parkinson’s Support Group on Wednesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, physical therapist. We will provide free adult care and have discussions on how to make a difference with family and caregiver support, while exchanging experiences of Parkinson’s. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public. For information, call 863-763-1700. CCC hosts monthly meetingThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. April special guest speakers will represent Healthy Start Coalition and Guardian ad Litem. The meeting allows the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and families. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257. Community Events Brought to you by:ECHOLS Plumbing & AC863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 DFWP/EOEExperienced Duct and Air Conditioning Installer Ask for ScottNow Hiring! Lic #CAC014022 9 Okeechobee News A pril 19, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) will hold its annual Law Enforcement Torch Run and barbecue rib dinner to bene t Special Olympics on Friday, April 26. Runners will leave the sheriff’s of ce at 9 a.m. and traverse U.S. 441 to the Publix Supermarket parking lot, where the run will end. The run is open to anyone, not just law enforcement members. The only stipulation is all runners must wear a Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirt, which is free to participants. Following the run, OCSO personnel will host a rib dinner from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Publix parking lot. Diners can enjoy a half-rack rib dinner for $10, or a whole rack of ribs for $20. Delivery will also be available. OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day of the event. To take part in the run or for information on the dinner, contact Mrs. Bell at 863-7633117. Run, BBQ bene ts Special Olympics Man sentenced to jail for comments made to judgeBy Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsAn Okeechobee man reportedly fled from deputies in a stolen vehicle but w as apprehended the next day when he w as found crouching behind a fence at a home on N.E. 13th Ave. George Deane, 21, N.E. 17th Ave., w as arrested Tuesday, April 16, on felony charges of grand theft auto and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer w ith a motor vehicle. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of resisting a law enforcement officer without violence (two counts), no v alid driver’s license and reckless driving. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail where he is being held on $77,500 bond. Deane was also arrested on Okeechobee County warrants that charged him w ith the felony of fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer, and the misdemeanor of driving while license suspended/revoked. He is being held without bond on these charges also. Because of comments reportedly made to the judge by Deane at his firstappearance hearing, Deane was twice ruled to be in contempt of court. The judge sentenced him to six months in the county jail on each charge, with the sentences to run consecutively. Deputy Justin Akins, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), first came into contact with Deane around 8 p.m. Monday, April 15. In his arrest report, the deputy said he was patrolling in the 700 block of N.E. 15th Ave. when he saw Deane standing near the railroad tracks. The deputy stated that because Deane knew there was an active felony warrant calling for his arrest he reportedly ran from the scene on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, continued the report, Deputy Akins lost sight of Deane. Then, shortly after 1 a.m., the deputy again came into contact with Deane. This time, stated the deputy, Deane was sitting in the passenger seat of a gold Nissan Altima in the 600 block of N.E. 13th Ave. When the deputy knocked on the passenger window and told Deane to get out of the car, the man allegedly moved over to the driver’s seat and put the car in gear. By this time Deputy Akins stated he was standing in front of the car and had to jump out of the way to keep from being run “... over with the vehicle.” According to the deputy’s report Deane drove away at a high rate of speed and when he reached the 900 block of N.E. 14th Ave., he jumped from the car and ran away on foot. Deputy Akins and three other OCSO deputies searched but they were unable to locate Deane. By this time a woman approached OCSO Deputy Bart Potter, who was one of the deputies searching for Deane, and claimed that Deane had stolen her car. Deputy Akins said around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday he, several other deputies from the road patrol along with detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force went to a home in the 1100 block of N.E. 13th Ave. It was here that Deputy Akins and one of the detectives found Deane. The report indicated it took Deputy Akins and two of the detectives to arrest Deane, who tried to keep his hands away from the deputies to avoid being handcuffed. The owner of the car later filed a complaint against Deane for allegedly taking her car without her permission. Suspected felon ees in stolen car George Deane

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Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Tuesday, April 16, on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (diazepam) and a misdemeanor charge of battery. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail and is currently being held there on $15,000 bond. Records show that Hunter was initially arrested March 26 on felony charges of battery on a law enforcement of cer and cultivation of marijuana. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. His bond on those charges was set at $17,000, and he was released from jail after posting bond. Hunter's latest brush with the law came Tuesday afternoon when a woman walked into the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) and led a complaint against him. According to OCPD Of cer Chad Troutman's arrest report the victim went to a friend's home to lend her some money. While the victim was speaking with her female friend Hunter, who lives in the home with the victim's friend, reportedly came up behind the victim and started hitting her in the back of the head. After striking her several times, Hunter pushed the woman to the ground and began kicking her, indicated a statement by a witness to the incident. The woman managed to get away from her attacker and immediately went to the police department to le the complaint. Of cer Troutman's report indicated that the victim said Hunter does not like her because she told her friend to leave him. The OCPD of cer returned to the home on S.E. Fourth Street but, when he asked to see Hunter, the woman reportedly told the of cer Hunter was no longer there. Finally, stated the report, the of cer asked for permission to search the home. During that search Of cer Troutman stated he found Hunter hiding in the shower. The of cer then placed Hunter under arrest, and as Of cer Troutman was conducting a pat down of Hunter he found a ashlight in the man's pants pocket. When the of cer looked inside that ashlight he allegedly found 12 pills that were later identi ed as diazepama schedule IV narcotic. Of cer Troutman stated he also found a small amount of what appeared to be Spicea synthetic marijuana. The of cer said that substance will be sent to the Indian River Crime Lab in Fort Pierce for testing. The suspected Spice weighed 1 gram, added the report. Man accused of hitting, kicking woman Bowling tournament bene ts church missionLucky Lanes in Okeechobee will host The Okeechobee Open bowling tournament April 26-27 This tournament is a handicapped tournament with two divisions. A singles division has a cash prize of $1,000 (based on entries) to the winner and a fourperson team division has a cash prize of $1,500 (based on entries). This tournament is an "open" event meaning it is open to all players male and female, young and older. Call tournament director James Dawson at 863-447-2715 for information. Tournament proceeds go to mission outreach. Jason Claude Hunter

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Carissa Licata prides herself on her speed and quickness on the softball eld. She estimates it takes her 2.6 to 2.7 seconds to run from home plate to rst base during a game. She also doesn't take long to make crucial decisions in her life, as she verbally committed this month to play for Florida Gulf Coast University. Licata said once she visited the campus and studied about it, Florida Gulf Coast was the only choice she could make to play college softball. "I was just really excited because before I knew I would play softball there I really wanted to go there for school. I was set in my mind and I'm so ready to go there already," she said. Licata intends to study exercise science and one day become a chiropractor or physical therapist. Licata is only a junior this year and is arguably one of the fastest softball players in the entire state. Her speed and out eld defense got the attention of coach Dave Deiros at Florida Gulf Coast. He saw her play at a tournament over the summer, was impressed, and then started to watch her on a regular basis. "I caught his eye and impressed him," Licata said, "They have a really good program. Last year they beat Florida and they also won the Atlantic Sun Conference recently." Licata loves the beach and having beach front behind her dormitory was a huge draw for her. Another important factor is the college is Division I and only two hours from home. She also likes the neighborhood and having things close by. "You can't beat a Division I college that is two hours from home and on the beach," she added. Licata said making the decision a year early takes a lot of pressure off. She can now concentrate on her athletics and academics and not be stressed out by other offers that were sure to come. "I really didn't see myself being anywhere but Florida and I really didn't want to go out of state," she added. Licata took up gymnastics at an early age and participated until she was 11. She started to play softball at age 6 when she lived in West Palm Beach. She played for various leagues there and then joined the Chobee Firestix program when she moved to Okeechobee. She has played travel ball on the coast for nearly seven years. She said travel ball was a real key factor in her development as a player. "It is a big help to your game. They are so competitive over on the coast and I learned a lot from my coaches," she said. A key skill she learned is slapping' which helps keep the defense off balance and improves her on base percentage. She is also an accomplished bunter. Licata also ran cross country at OHS for her sophomore and freshman seasons. She will earn a three-year letter in softball this year. While her speed is well above average, her defense is also outstanding, and her bat has also steadily improved. She thanked her father Frank for helping her improve her all-around game. She also thanked all of her coaches since she moved to Okeechobee which include Heather Gillis, Kim Hargraves and Mark Ward and her coastal coaches like Jim Stump that assisted her in getting into college. Licata said in the past year she has become more of a student of the game of softball. She tries to survey the entire defense to see where they are positioned before she enters the batters' box. By doing this, she can determine what her strategy should be. She also is given the green light on the base paths to steal bases. She has not been thrown out this year. She said it has been three or four years since she was thrown out trying to steal. "My dad was really fast in college and basically I get my speed from him. He helps me a lot. He set up a whole facility at home for me to work on hitting and to do springs. I want to keep getting faster," she explained. She also praised her stepmom Trina Licata for her assistance. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BAR-B-Q & STEAK CO.202 NE 7th Ave All You Can Eat Baby Backs999$margaritas all day$11Lb Rib Eye9913$live musickaraokeAll You Can Eat Catfish999$25 cent drafts Every Weekend Weekend $ 99 4 Rack Baby Back Ribswith 6 golden shrimp and 1 side1299$ladies night 6-10pmAll You Can Eat Baby Backswith 2 sides1399$$00Slow Roasted Prime RIbw Baked Potato Salad19(Starting at 4pm)4 Piece Fried Chicken Dinner899$15% church discountkaraokelive musiclive musicOkeechobeeLive Music Starts pm1/2 @9 St. Lucie County Fairgrounds 15601 W Midway Rd € 866.611.0442 7 artists 300 acres of country music Gone-Country.comAirboat show, kidz zone, vendors, mechanical bull, adult beverages, food and tons of cowgirls and cowboys!Breast Cancer Bene“t Concert!Fort Pierce Featuring the REDNECK WOMAN HERSELF April 20 th Gates open at noon Ends at 11pm with Gone Country after party GRETCHEN WILSON Buy tickets online at gone-country.com OR at any Cowboys BBQ & Steak Co. location and Eli’s Western Wear in Okeechobee! Tickets $15 presale $19 at the gate Kids under 13 are FREE 12 Okeechobee News April 19, 2013 Carissa Licata commits to Florida Gulf Coast University Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyFlorida Gulf Coast University coach Dave Deiros (left) was a happy man this month as Carissa Licata, (center) gave a verbal commitment to play softball there starting in 2014. Asst coach Alycia Bachkova is at right.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News A pril 19, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsApril’s Main Street mixerThe KOA Campground hosted April’s Main Street mixer on the pool side deck. The staff had an open house of their new deluxe cabin facilities for rent, discussed memberships to golf, their tness center, and the pool for the community to participate in. KOA does fundraising all year long to support KOA Care Camps that send children with cancer to camp. In the 10 years they have been supporting it, they have more than doubled the funds raised since their rst year. Great work! The KOA staff pictured includes (left to right) Milt and Gail, volunteers, Wendy Woodman, KOA general manager, Anita, regional marketing, Karen, fun director, along with Main Street board members.

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NOT ALL BUYERS WILL QUALIFY. 39 MONTH LEASES 10K MILES PER YEAR, AND INCLUDE LEASE CONQUEST CASH WITH $0 DOWN. DEALER RETAINS ALL REBATES AND INCENTIVES. OFFERS CAN NOT BE COMBINED AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. *PRIOR TO SALE, CUSTOMER MUST PRESENT A CURRENT ADVERTISEMENT FOR THAT MONTH FROM A COMPETING BUICK GMC DEALERSHIP WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. THE ADVERTISEMENT MUST SHOW A LESSER FINAL SALES PRICE, OR A GREATER DEALER DISCOUNT OFF OF MSRP, ON THE EXACT SAME YEAR AND MODEL NEW GMC OR BUICK INCLUDING COLOR, OPTIONS, ACCESSORIES AND ANY APPLICABLE TRADE VALUES. THE ADVERTISED LESSER FINAL SALES PRICE MUST INCLUDE 1 ALL DEALER DISCOUNTS OFF OF MSRP AND 2 ALL APPLICABLE FACTORY REBATES & INCENTIVES. THE ADVERTISED GREATER DEALER DISCOUNT MUST BE OFF OF MSRP. SEE DEALER FOR ALL DETAILS. OFFERS GOOD THRU DATE OF PUBLICATION ONLY. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. RESTRICTIONS APPLY. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY. ENDS 4/20/13. COPYRIGHT 2013. 05 BUICK PARK AVENUE$7,995IMMACULATE, LEATHER, STK#INC NEW 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 GMC STK#26390 4X4 SLE WE WILL BEAT ANY LACROSSE DEAL IN FLORIDAƒGUARANTEED!!!* 12 CHEVROLET SONIC LTZ$15,995STK#INC, POWER GROUP, ALLOYS 10 FORD EXPEDITION EL EDDIE BAUER$27,995STK#6414A, LOADED WITH EXTRAS, MUST SEE 10 NISSAN XTERRA$17,995VERY LOW MILES, POWER GROUP, STK#24310 QUALITY PRE-OWNED VEHICLES $ $ UP UP UP UP UP UP UP UP TO TO TO TO TO TO TO 10 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS$16,995STK#7355A, CARRIAGE ROOF, LEATHER, 1 OWNER 11 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL-1$30,995STK#9004A, LEATHER, PWR GROUP, 1 OWNER, LOADED 11 FORD RANGER XL REG CAB$14,995STK#INC, ONLY 21K MILES, LIKE NEW 12 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA LT SPORT$20,995STK#98896 11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LS$25,995STK#133610 10 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE LT$31,995STK#125267 14 Okeechobee News April 19, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Danyelle Shef eld tossed a six-hit shutout and Okeechobee secured yet another regional berth Wednesday night as they defeated Fort Pierce Central 4-0 at the District 12-7A Tournament in Okeechobee. The Lady Brahmans advance to meet the South Fork Lady Bulldogs on Friday night at 7 p.m. at OHS. Okeechobee played well in all facets of the game in one of their better efforts of the season. Shef eld worked her way out of two early inning jams and then dominated, retiring the side in order for the nal three innings. Sarah Davis and Stormy Stokes both had two hits. Carissa Licata continued to cause havoc with her speed as she scored a run and had an RBI bases-loaded walk in a two-run fourth inning. OHS coach Heather Gillis said the team must have all parts of the game working to get wins because anything can happen in this evenly matched district this year. She said the team hit the ball, had good pitching, and had strong defense Wednesday. She also has spent more time with the pitchers, working on execution of pitches, changing speeds, and different grips and spins on the ball. She praised Shef eld for her hard work. "She was able to relax after the early jams. It helps to have defense behind you because it puts you at ease. She pitched a great game at Sebring last week so I'm really impressed with her," Gillis added. Shef eld was slowed a bit by injury this y ear. Gillis and assistant coach Mary Huff have worked hard with her in recent weeks to improve her skills and it has appeared to pay off. Shef eld admitted she was very nervous w hen she took the mound but that her teammates really calmed her down. "We really came together as a team and talked tonight and that helps. The coach talks to us and calms us down. There really wasn't a lot of tension or stress." Shef eld was able to change speeds effectively and keep the Lady Cobras off balance. She was also able to throw strikes and didn't walk a batter in the game. "I focused on my different spins and hitting my spots. I think I kept them off balance. The town doesn't expect us to go too far this year and it was good to come out and win and keep it going," she added. Davis said she told the girls before the game started that she didn't want her high school career to end just yet. She said all of the girls want to keep the season going. "I see the ball well. If I see the ball I hit it. Fort Pierce is a lot better than they used to be. We showed them who we are and came out with the win," she added. South Fork defeated Martin County 9-8 with a three-run rally in the nal inning to earn a berth in the district nal against OHS Friday night. The two teams split two games during the regular season with each team winning on the other's home eld. Gillis said at this point it is hard to predict an outcome. "Honestly, who knows what is going to happen. If the girls come out with a positive attitude, don't get worked up and take a chill pill, I think things will work out pretty well." Shef eld said she would love to be on the mound for that game but noted the team has several other strong pitchers to choose from, "South Fork will de nitely be a threat. We can't take any team lightly because every player will come out wanting to win a district title Friday." Shef eld tosses 6-hitter as OHS blanks FPC, 4-0 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDanyelle Shef eld pitched a complete game shutout as OHS defeated Fort Pierce in the District 12-7A Semi nal on Wednesda y ni g ht. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBethany Stuart gets ready for an at bat in the District Semi nal game. OHS (14-12) defeated Fort Pierce Central.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Okeechobee High School ag football team ended some recent frustration with a 26-6 win over Fort Pierce Central on Tuesday afternoon. Quarterback Kyla Hargraves completed 19 passes for 235 yards. Baylee Farless had seven receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown. Maci Thomas had three catches which included a touchdown reception and an extra point. Brooke Snyder had a big game on defense w ith a pair of interceptions that included a 64y ard interception return for a touchdown. Destiny Nunez added an interception for the Lady Brahman defense. Thaddricka Sanders had a 38-yard interception return for a touchdown for OHS. The Okeechobee defense tossed a shutout. The only score for Fort Pierce was an interception return on defense in the rst quarter that gave them a short-lived 6-0 lead. The junior varsity team raced past the Cobras 40-0.  Ami Edwards and Carley McCoin were named All-State for the second straight year in girls basketball The two were nominated in Class 7A District 19. McCoin was injured in the middle of the season but still made all-state.  Rotary’s 10th Annual L.O.S.T. Bike Ride (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) will be on Saturday, April 20, starting at 8 a.m. The L.O.S.T. is a great trek for people of all ages, skills and abilities. With rides of 12, 20, 40 and 54 miles as well as a 5K walk there is something for everyone. The L.O.S.T. trail itself is world-renowned for its stunning vistas and numerous forms of wildlife. It has become a worldwide destination for bird-watching and world class shing. This great fundraising event promises to be fun for all. All entrants are provided a goody-bag with a commemorative T-shirt and much more. Also, there is a barbecue meal provided afterwards for all entrants as well as a 50/50 and a raf e with a of ton of great prizes. All proceeds bene t the charities of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. For more information, email OkeechobeeRotary@live.com or call Center State Bank at 863-763-5573.  Chobee Firestix starts off their 13th year of travel softball on Friday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the OHS softball eld. All age groups will try out this day: 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under and 18 and under. Athletes are encouraged to wear cleats and bring their own helmet and glove. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Hargraves at 863-634-6322. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Shelly Batton, an Okeechobee native, thought she was realizing a dream Monday w hen she ran in the prestigious Boston Marathon. Of course that dream was interrupted, under an hour after she nished the course, as a suspected terrorist attack claimed three lives and injured countless others. Batton covered the course in 3:33.28 w hich was her second fastest personal time for a marathon on the hilly, grueling course. She quali ed for Boston by a strong nish in the Palm Beach marathon in December, 2012. She has run in the Palm Beach marathon for four years. She quali ed to run in Boston last year but was injured and couldn’t compete. Runners qualify based on time and age division. Runners apply to run in the race in September and are noti ed if they qualify at a later date. Batton is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. She took up running recreationally and slowly got better and got more interest in the sport. She ran in various 5 K runs which included the Lake Okeechobee 7 mile run in Port Mayaca, and then moved on to marathons. “The Boston Marathon was a dream for me and is the most prestigious race in the w orld. Everyone wants to get in. I can cross that off my bucket list,” she explained. “I w as fortunately able to nish the race and that was a very positive experience for me.” The terrorist attack at the race occurred about one block away from where Batton was standing. She said she heard two loud booms and knew immediately that something was wrong. “The sirens began and they never stopped. We didn’t know what had happened but we knew it was not a good thing,” she said. Slowly information began to come in and then the emotions started to ow and people broke down. Batton did point out the Boston community was great and supportive and that she got a lot of support once she returned to Florida. “There was an outpouring of love and support not only from family and friends, but from the community, and my workplace. It was really very touching and very overwhelming. Even in the midst of all that, I was alone for quite a while, as I walked down the street, so many people were nice, and positive, and tried to help me,” she added. Batton was left with questions as there was so much uncertainty at the event. She was told by her son via a phone call that two bombs had gone off and the devastation that followed. “I was waiting for friends and all the families were meeting the runners there, and we heard the two booms, and then didn’t hear anything of cially,” she added. Slowly people started to get information and many came to the tent to ask questions trying to nd loved ones. Once the tears started to ow it became a very emotional time for all the runners. “I know if I was injured or not able to nish the race it would have been really hard to describe. It was such a happy event, a positive thing, and then you have these tragic events. You have very mixed emotions, all you feel is sorry and empathy for the runners that were harmed or didn’t get to nish,” she stated. Batton graduated from OHS in 1981. Her two sons, Austin and Zachary Willard, participated in OHS sports in recent years -Austin in basketball and Zachary in football. Local woman competes in Boston Marathon 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Over 100 Listings COMMERCIAL OFFICE on SW 6th Street. Four offices, board room, main lobby, kitchen. 1935 SF under air 2714 TLA. CBS, front entrance ramp. Parking will need to be brought to code. 775 SF detached building. Needs some repair. GREAT LOCATION! Priced to Sell! $119,000 V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 4000-M: Buckhead Ridge Move in condition, roomy w/lg family rm overlooking water, plenty of storage rm. 1200 Total Sq Ft. Some appliances, new seawall, shed and more! $99,000 MLS #206632 ON 6+ ACRES LAKE ACCESS LAKE ACCESS FORECLOSURE 5026-M: Bassinger 3 bd, 2 ba Doublewide mobile home 1536 sq ft under air/2112 TSF, fenced and crossed fenced, barn with horse stalls, and pond. $90,000 MLS #206642 3000-M: Treasure Island 3/2 Doublewide MH 1,404 under air/1,536 TSF, fenced. Easy to see. Make Offer! $39,900 NOW $34,900 MLS #206636 5003-H: Lazy 7 Estates 3/2/2 on an acre. 2022 total sq ft/1290 under air. Many upgraded features! Too many to list here! $159,900 NOW $155,900 MLS #206138 5012-H: Basswood 3 bd/2 ba Modular house. Built in 2006, 1040 Total Sq Ft, concrete drive that leads to carport/shed. Easy to show! $56,000 MLS #206693 2003-M: Taylor Creek, MH w/addition, lg workshop, screen front porch, large covered back deck, seawall, furnished, roof under 5 yrs old, a 3/2. $69,000 MLS #206694 • Indian Hammock Two 2+/acre parcels $35,000 Make Offer! • Lot behind SunTrust Bank $18,000 • 5+/-acres NW 30th Ter $42,000 • Dixie Ranch 4+/-acres $30,000 • Basswood Lot 124x125 $6,000 Make Offer! • acre in Edgewater $14,000 Make offer! MLS #206356 • 40+/Acres of vacant/pasture land in the Fort Drum area. Paved street in front $120,000 NOW $118,900 MLS #206360 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000. Make Offer! • 21.41 +/acres in Bridlewood Ranches $57,900 15 Okeechobee News A pril 19, 2013

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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 *. FoundFound young male Pitbull, very sweet dog in Treasure Island on 4/11. Please call 863-532-8013 Garage/ Yard SalesHouse Sale! 3443 SW 23rd St., Okee, Moving, Selling all contents of home and garage. Everything must go! April 19, 20, 21 HUGE 5 FAMILY YARD SALE! FRI & SAT APRIL 19TH & 20TH 8:00-3:00 1301 SW 5TH AVE. FURNITURE, APPLIANCES, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS,NAME BRAND CLOTHING,TOYS AND MORE. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Garage/ Yard SalesYard Sale Fri. 19th & Sat. 20th 1160 20th Street BHR off of Lake Drive, 7 til ? Clothes, Shoes, Household items, Antiques and Plants. ServicesServices available for the elderly shopping, errands, transportation. Call for an appt. Debra 801-9215 leave message Employment Full Time CONSTRUCTION Established Okeechobee construction company seeks skilled carpenters and aluminum installers to complete homeimprovement projects in Okeechobee and surrounding counties. Successful candidate possesses leadership ability, is a motivated self-starter and is experienced in all aspects of construction and or aluminum work. Documented work experience, trade tools, and driver’s license is a requirement .Computer literacy is a plus. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 863-582-9509 or apply in person at 2625 US Highway 441 SE. Okeechobee FL. 34974. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full TimeHBI has an immediate need for a full-time Facilities Maintenance Instructor in Okeechobee. For information and to apply, visit www.hbi.org. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V MANAGEMENT Established Okeechobee construction company seeks F/T person to manage the of ce and permit application process in Okeechobee and surrounding counties. Successful candidate possesses leadership ability, is a motivated self-starter and is experienced in all aspects of construction permitting. Computer literacy is a requirement. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 1-863-582-9509 Royal’s Furniture Accepting applications for Retail Sales Associate with strong communication skills and with previous sales or customer Service experience. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Competitive salary and bene t package. Apply in person at Royal’s Furniture 804 East North Park St. Okeechobee, FL. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full Time ROOFING Established Okeechobee roo ng company seeks F/T person to install roo ng products in Okeechobee and surrounding counties. Successful candidate possesses leadership ability, is a motivated self-starter and is experienced in all aspects of Roo ng. Documented work experience, trade tools, and driver license is a requirement. Computer literacy is a plus. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 863-582-9509 or apply in person at 2625 US Highway 441 SE. Okeechobee, FL 34974. TERMINAL COMPLIANCE SUPPORT Southeast Milk is now hiring a Terminal Compliance Support person. This person would be responsible for maintaining the yard and cleaning and ensuring the trucks are in good repair. Position is full time permanent at 40+ hrs per wk. Full bene ts plans to include medical, dental, vision, Life, AD&D, STD, LTD, 401K. Access www.southeastmilk.org to complete an Employment Application. Email completed applications to thazelden@ southeastmilk.org or mail them to P.O. Box 3790 Belleview, FL 34421-3790. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS BE YOUR OWN BOSS Operate a WEEKEND ONLY Snack bar/Concession Stand At a local establishment Low start up cost Please call (863) 634-5818 Business Opportunities Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 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. Real Estate ServicesCovered RV lot #265 w family room. at Blue Cypress Golf & RV. $325 monthly w/lease. On water. Call now. (863)697-3132 CollectiblesWANTEDHighwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, A.E. Backus, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, J. Hutchinson. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 FurnitureFOR SALE 4 WHITE WOODEN DINING ROOM CHAIRS W/ARMS, SEATS AND BACKS ARE UPHOLSTERED IN CREAM & SAGE GREEN, ON CASTERS.$80.00 863-824-0687 MiscellaneousJunk Yard Jimtravel trailers, mobile homes, tractors, golf carts, lawn mowers, autos, trucks, boats, BARTER, BUY OR SELL 954-553-6966 or 239-628-8795. Pets/SuppliesFree Kittens 2 Mos. old, litter trained, well mannered. Great with children. Leave message. (863)447-9664 or (863)610-0526 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 Apartments2/1 Oak Lake 60A Remodeled. $700 incl water 1st, last, $500 sec Call 863-634-3312. TAYLOR CREEK Condos 1br/1ba, Partially Furnished $650 mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. (561)352-4243 16 Okeechobee News April 19, 2013 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds.

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Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Okeechobee1 Bedroom w/Florida room in town for rent. Kitchen appliances furnished. $600/month, 1st, last, and $400 security. Call: (863)467-8705 Studio Apartment Located on Rim Canal. Furnished, dock access for boat. $680 monthly, includes cable, internet & elec. Call 561-853-6669 Business Places Business For Sale or lease with property. Drive Thru Convenant Store. Please contact Mithu 561-301-6180 Houses RentFURNISHED 2/1 W/FLA ROOM & GARAGE LOCATED IN KINGS BAY. LONG OR SHORT TERM. (863) 467-4371. OKEE 1002 SE 8th Dr. Newly Remodeled. 2 br. 1 ba. $650. All appls., tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy. Last, sec. $ ref. Chris 863-447-3282 OkeechobeeCountry Hills Estates unique post and beam house on private 5 acre lot. 2bd one in loft, 2 baths, lg screen rm, screened balcony with hot tub, all appliances include W/D, $1400. mth 708-218-8227. Okeechobeesmall 2bd/1ba house in town, 1 block off Hwy 70, central air and heat, $650/mo., rst and last. Call (863)467-2563 or (863)447-2172 Office Space RentFOR RENTSTOREFRONT ON PARK ST. IN HIGH TRAFFIC AREA. CALL FOR DETAILS 863-634-7781 Houses SaleCBS 3BR, 2BA, C/A & heat, single car gar., W/D & refrigerator, fenced backyard. $61,000. 863-634-7517. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Houses SaleHOUSE FOR SALE 2BD/2BA BLOCK HOME 1600 SQ. FT., HANDICAP FRIENDLY, OUTSIDE OF OKEECHOBEE BUILT IN 2003. $165,000.00 CALL 863-357-3972 FOR DETAILS. Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Lots SaleBuild your dream home on a beautiful lot adjoining the golf course in The Oaks of Blue Heron. $25,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Large fenced lot with oak trees in Treasure Island Zoned for houses or mobile homes. $18,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Open HouseOpen House 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 20 This is a 5 Acre/ 4 Stall/ Fenced pastures and a 2/2 Home with Detached 2 car Garage. Specially priced for this Event at $169,900. Mobile Home RentMobile home on canal, 2bd/1ba, $125. week, $500. dep, water and trash incld, Treasure Island. 863-634-9990 Oasis Village 55+ Community Doublewide 2bd/2ba, Fully furnished carport and shed Available May 1st $700/mo 1st, last and security deposit. Call 863-763-3051 OR 705-479-6235 TREASURE ISLAND 2BR, on lake access canal with boat slip. C/A, room for motor home, quiet street. $550/mo. Call (423)237-8948 or (863)226-3436 Treasure Island Semi-furnished Trailers for rent. Nice clean 1bd/1ba includes limited electric, DIREC-TV and Internet $155 weekly plus security. Lease required 863-517-5111 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Mobile Home RentTreasure Island 2bd/1ba, Fl. room and storage room, new carpet and paint $700/mo. Home Reality Services, LLC Call Diane 863-801-4498 Mobile HomeSale55+ 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 Palm Harbor Homes Check us out at http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ New mobiles $39K off list John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Vantage Oaks RV Park31’ Avaion with Fl rm, carport, storage shed, washer, cac/heat, furnished. 4143 SE 24th St. $8,000. or best offer. 863-467-7880. Campers/RVs1986 AVION 36FT TRAILER, NEW AIR CONDITIONER AND REFRIGERATOR ASKING $2,500.00. CALL FOR MORE INFO 863-801-5805 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013 IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. PREPARING FOR SACS COMMITTEE 1:30 P.M. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 1:45 P.M. CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER COMMITTEE 2:00 P.M. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 2:15 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. 441330 ON 4/19/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 439310 ON 4/19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD052 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1595 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOT 26 BLOCK 103 1-22-33-35-0010-01030-0260 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ERNESTO G SOSA Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440099 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Public Notice Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD047 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1589 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOT 6 BLOCK 93 1-22-33-35-0010-00930-0060 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DOROTHY ANN BERNSTEIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440091 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD053 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1596 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOTS 5 & 6 BLOCK 92 1-22-33-35-0010-00920-0050 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ULS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440100 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD025 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 564 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT E OF TRACT 31 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 31 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00031-E000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LOUKAS ANTONIOS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440058 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2013-DR-220 In re: marriage of: AMY T. REISMANN Petitioner and JASON K. REISMANN Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JASON K. REISMANN Last known domicile or residence: State of Minnesota YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for uncontested dissolution of marriage has been led against you in this action pending in Okeechobee County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses or answer if any, on Petitioners attorney: JOHN R. COOK P.A. PO BOX 515 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Within thirty (30) days of rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk o f Court, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972, either before service on Petitioners attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief sought in the petition. FIRST PUBLICATION the 19th day of April, 2013. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION NOT LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, St. Lucie County, Florida Courthouse, 218 S. Second St., Ft. Pierce, Florida 34950 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, DIAL 711. 441325 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Special Magistrate Hearing The Okeechobee County School Board and the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 will appear before a Special Magistrate on Monday, April 29, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. for a hearing of items at impasse for the Instructional Personnel Contract. The hearing will be held in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Building at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. The hearing is open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 441153 ON 4/19,21/2013 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 4/27/13 @ 10:00 AM Unit #117Rhonda L. James Unit # 119Rhonda L. James Unit # 128Katherine M. Sellers Unit # 233Bryan K. Martin Unit # 246Aero Executive Paint Unit # 249Aero Executive Paint Unit # 466Antonio R. Bonilla 440643 ON 4/12,19/2013 17 Okeechobee News A pril 19, 2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD026 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 565 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 32 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 32 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00032-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LOUKAS ANTONIOS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440060 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD027 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 567 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 32 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 32 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00032-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LOUKAS ANTONIOS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440062 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD043 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1585 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOTS 9 & 10 BLOCK 92 1-22-33-35-0010-00920-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BERNICE C NEW Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440087 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD035 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1004 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT O OF TRACT 11 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 11 27 34S 33E 1-27-34-33-0A00-00011-O000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHRISTOPHER DIAZ Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440075 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD051 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1594 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOT 14 BLOCK 103 1-22-33-35-0010-01030-0140 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ELIZABETH BAILEY T J BAILEY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440098 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD049 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1591 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOTS 10 & 11 BLOCK 93 1-22-33-35-0010-00930-0100 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: THERESA HUGHES Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440095 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD034 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 971 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 31 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 31 26 34S 33E 1-26-34-33-0A00-00031-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JAMES R REYNOLDS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440072 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD046 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1588 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOT 5 BLOCK 93 1-22-33-35-0010-00930-0050 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MILDRED STAMOS THOMAS T STAMOS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440090 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD048 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1590 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOT 8 17 18 BLOCK 93 1-22-33-35-0010-00930-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOSEPHINE ANN VOGEL Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440092 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD017 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 270 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 10 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 10 13 34S 33E 1-13-34-33-0A00-00010-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: TERRY KIMBALL JR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440043 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD019 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 537 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 14 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 14 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00014-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LOUKAS ANTONIOS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440046 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD060 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2383 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: EL MIRA SOL LOT 16 BLOCK 16 1-18-37-35-0020-00160-0160 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: AGNES V IMBIEROWSKI PETER P IMBIEROWSKI JR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440118 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News April 19, 2013 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY Contact a member of our Sales Team, for an opportunity to place your ad in the best business directory in town email:okeeadsales@newszap.com or call 863-763-3134

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD059 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2381 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: EL MIRA SOL LOT 1 & W1/2 OF LOT 2 BLOCK 16 1-18-37-35-0020-00160-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BLOSSOM R MARQUES Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440118 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD057 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1643 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT O OF TRACT 3 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 03 34 34S 33E 1-34-34-33-0A00-00003-O000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ERNEST FABRE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440106 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD021 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 541 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 18 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 18 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00018-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LOUKAS ANTONIOS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440048 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD022 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 543 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 19 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 19 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00019-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ROHAN L. DAVY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440050 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD023 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 559 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT N OF TRACT 28 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 28 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00028-N000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LOUKAS ANTONIOS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440056 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD020 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 539 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 16 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 16 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00016-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: SHACHIA SHARNDEL BROWN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440047 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD040 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1304 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 8 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 08 35 34S 33E 1-35-34-33-0A00-00008-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CARMEN BROWN ROGERWITZ KEITH ROGERWITZ Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440082 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD041 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1355 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 20 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00020-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GIGELLE RAYMOND JEAN E RAYMOND Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440085 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD045 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1587 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOT 4 BLOCK 93 1-22-33-35-0010-00930-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ELEANOR MORELAND KEOUGH ESTATE FREDERICK W KEOUGH JOHN C SWEARINGEN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440089 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD044 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1586 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOTS 23 & 24 BLOCK 92 1-22-33-35-0010-00920-0230 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DOROTHY BERNSTEIN PETER W GUYON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440088 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD039 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1303 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 6 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 6 35 34S 33E 1-35-34-33-0A00-00006-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ABDOOL K KHAN EILEEN KHAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440081 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD054 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1596 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOTS 27 & 28 BLOCK 103 1-22-33-35-0010-01030-0270 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DOUGLAS A MACVICAR FRANCES E MACVICAR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440103 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice 19 A pril 19, 2013 Need to Find a Doctor?Check out our Medical Directory in Wednesday and Fridays Okeechobee News

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD029 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 810 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 21 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 21 24 34S 33E 1-24-34-33-0A00-00021-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GERALD SAINT-VIL JULIE JACQUES-LOUIS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440064 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD056 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1606 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOTS 1 2 3 BLOCK 103 1-22-33-35-0010-01030-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: FREEDA RAMPERSAD RABBYNATH RAMPERSAD Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440105 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD024 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 561 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 30 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 30 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00030-H000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MATTHEW WITMER MICHAEL A CELLITTI Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440057 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD036 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1032 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 30 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 30 27 34S 33E 1-27-34-33-0A00-00030-H000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DWIGHT PERRY INGRID FAGAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440078 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD050 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1592 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOTS 8 9 10 11 BLOCK 102 1-22-33-35-0010-01020-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOHN F FEENEY MARGARET T FEENEY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440097 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD031 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 866 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 11 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 11 25 34S 33E 1-25-34-33-0A00-00011-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: PETER O JACKSON SHARON M JACKSON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440066 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD032 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 867 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT N OF TRACT 11 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 11 25 34S 33E 1-25-34-33-0A00-00011-N000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: PETER O JACKSON SHARON M JACKSON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440067 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD055 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1597 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOTS 15 & 16 BLOCK 104 1-22-33-35-0010-01040-0150 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHESTER DUNSMORE HAZEL M DUNSMORE CHESTER S DUNSMORE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440104 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD033 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 897 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 28 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 28 25 34S 33E 1-25-34-33-0A00-00028-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JEAN PAUL LERMOT LATONIA LERMOT MONA DESSIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440068 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD030 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 831 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 30 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 30 24 34S 33E 1-24-34-33-0A00-00030-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOSEPH MILO MANAGER/MEMBER PRAIRIE VIKING PROPERTIES LLC TED DOMINICK MANAGER/MEMBER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440065 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD037 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1067 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT O OF TRACT 18 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 18 28 34S 33E 1-28-34-33-0A00-00018-O000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: A 1 FINANCIAL SERVICES INC MICHELLE Y MILO, PRESIDENT & SECRETARY JOSEPH A MILO, VICE PRESIDENT Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440079 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD038 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1272 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 15 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 15 34 34S 33E 1-34-34-33-0A00-00015-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC KIMBERLY ROACH STEPHEN ROACH Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440080 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice 20 Okeechobee News ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds April 19, 2013 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. 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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD028 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 568 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOTS A & B OF TRACT 1 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 01 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 01 21 34S 33E 1-21-34-33-0A00-00001-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOSEPH MILO MANAGER/MEMBER PRAIRIE VIKING PROPERTIES LLC TED DOMINICK MANAGER/MEMBER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440063 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 48 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 22 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 22 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 22 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00022-E000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC CHARLES F SVIRK JR PRESIDENT DOMINICK A BELLINO VICE PRESIDENT ROBERT C ERVIN SECRETARY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440039 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 72 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOTS M & N OF TRACT 32 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 32 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 32 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00032-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC CHARLES F SVIRK JR PRESIDENT DOMINICK A BELLINO VICE PRESIDENT ROBERT C ERVIN SECRETARY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440040 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 28 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOTS I & J OF TRACT 10 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 10 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 10 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00010-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC CHARLES F SVIRK JR PRESIDENT DOMINICK A BELLINO VICE PRESIDENT ROBERT C ERVIN SECRETARY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440038 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD061 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2554 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: PLAYLAND PARK S 25 FT OF N 50 FT OF LOT 6 BLOCK C 1-07-37-35-0010-0000C-006A Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: C E HORNER II C E HORNER SR FRANKLIN M HORNER GIORGETTA FREEMAN STARR E FREEMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440126 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD058 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MIRTA D LUACES the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1732 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 26 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 26 35 34S 33E 1-35-34-33-0A00-00026-1000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: EILEEN SHANNON MARY SHANNON ROBERT SHANNON ROBERT E SHANNON EILEEN C SHANNON MARY L SHANNON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440107 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD042 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MIRTA D LUACES the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1437 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 32 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 32 28 34S 33E 1-28-34-33-0A00-00032-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: EILEEN SHANNON MARY SHANNON ROBERT SHANNON ROBERT E SHANNON EILEEN C SHANNON MARY L SHANNON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440086 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD015 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 112 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOTS G & H TRACT 29 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 29 & E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 29 09 34S 33E 1-09-34-33-0A00-00029-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC CHARLES F SVIRK JR PRESIDENT DOMINICK A BELLINO VICE PRESIDENT ROBERT C ERVIN SECRETARY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440041 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD062 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3018 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: ALL THAT PART OF NW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SEC LYING NORTH OF COUNTY GRADED RD AS NOW LOCATED AND EASTRLY OF RD 710 LESS RD R/W 30 37S 36E .21 ACRES 1-30-37-36-0A00-00009-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHELSEA J MURPHY LESTER HAROLD MATCHETT SR MATHEW KYLE MURPHY MATTHEW K MURPHY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440138 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 478 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOTS G & H OF TRACT 2 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 02 & E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 02 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00002-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: AUDREY E STONE CFS PROPERTIES INC CHARLES F SVIRK JR PRESIDENT DOMINICK A BELLINO VICE PRESIDENT ROBERT C ERVIN SECRETARY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of May, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440044 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD016 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 154 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 31 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 31 SECTION 10 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-10-34-33-0A00-00031-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: AILEEN B ONUFRYCHUK CHARLES F SVIRK JR PRESIDENT CHL HOLDINGS INC DOMINICK A BELLINO VICE PRESIDENT MICHAEL ONUFRYCHUK R CHARLES ERVIN SECRETARY THOMAS RUSSOLILLO Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 30th day of May, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 440042 ON 4/19,26;5/3,10/2013 Public Notice 21 Okeechobee News A pril 19, 2013 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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TAMPA—Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency hospitals are encouraging people to also remember their pets when considering poison precautions. “While many precautions are taken to prevent humans from being exposed to poisons, it is equally important to remember to take precautions for pets,” said Dr. Juliet Gladden, a resident in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine at BluePearl in Tampa. “A good way to do this is to know what types of items can be toxic to pets.” According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the top 10 pet toxins of 2012 were: 1. Prescription human medications; 2. Insecticides; 3. Over-the-counter human medications; 4. Veterinary products and medications; 5. Household products; 6. People food; 7. Chocolate; 8. Plants; 9. Rodenticides; 10. Lawn and garden products. Additionally, garlic, grapes, macadamia nuts, onions, raisins, the sugar substitute xylitol, and raw or undercooked food can create major problems for pets. While rodenticides may not be intended for pets, they are designed to attract animals. Should pets encounter these indiscriminate poisons, the condition is life-threatening and the pet must be treated by a veterinarian as soon as possible. Antifreeze is another toxic substance pets are often attracted to. If ingested, pets can almost certainly die if the condition is left untreated. If a pet does ingest something that ma y be toxic, make sure to bring the label or packaging of the substance with you to your veterinarian. For example, there are two different types of rodenticides with two different forms of treatment. It’s important for veterinarians to know what substance the y are treating for. “Most importantly, if you believe your pet has gotten into something that may be poisonous, contact your veterinarian or an emergency veterinarian immediately,” said Dr. Gladden. “Time can ultimately be the difference between life and death.” Poison prevention means keep out of reach for pets too 22 Okeechobee News April 19, 2013 ACROSS 1 Word after boom or Bean 5 Dickenss Uriah 9 *Jake LaMotta, e.g. 14 Aleve target 15 Fall birthstone 16 All systems __Ž 17 *Mexican neighbor of New Mexico 19 Feature of butteŽ but not butŽ 20 Like lava flows 21 Austin-to-Dallas dir. 23 British golfer Poulter 24 *Skiers patron 28 NYC hub 31 Tolerate 32 2008-09 Japanese prime minister Taro __ 33 Sans serif typeface 35 Expansive 37 Ye __ Tea Shoppe 41 *Like Hammetts falcon 43 *Piece of advice 45 Information storage unit 46 Choice word 48 __-wip: dessert topping 49 Bear: Sp. 51 Brand for a 58Down 53 Follow-up film: Abbr. 54 *Labrador was added to its provincial name in 2001 59 Pie __ mode 60 Suffix for glob 61 Home builders subcontractor 65 Get started 67 *Beijing dialect 70 Upright 71 Theyre __ again!Ž 72 Desert tableland 73 Greetings from the answers to starred clues 74 Lords partner 75 Tiny power source DOWN 1 Filled tortilla 2 Cuatro times dos 3 Ace 4 Classic grape sodas 5 Phillys signature sandwich 6 N.T. book after Galatians 7 Seine contents 8 Backup strategy 9 Agricultural cubists? 10 Yellow metal, in Mexico 11 Seat of Greene County, Ohio 12 Samantha of Doctor DolittleŽ 13 Set of drinks for the table 18 Lacking capacity 22 Cool!Ž 25 Umbilical terminus 26 __ la la 27 Not a soul 28 Doorframe part 29 Start to unravel 30 Scots skirt 34 Dined on, biblically 36 Witchs incantation 38 Old Ford models 39 __ DinahŽ: 1958 Frankie Avalon hit 40 La Salle of ERŽ 42 Asian Olympics city of 1988 44 Like some patches 47 Blue 50 Squeaks and creaks 52 Equivalence 54 Big wheel 55 2010 Supreme Court appointee Kagan 56 Staked amount 57 Himalayan country 58 Steadfast belief (and parent ofeach answer to a starred clue?) 62 Acres 43,560 square units 63 Bygone U.S. gas 64 500 sheets 66 Octopuss defense 68 Inbound flight posting at 28Across 69 Joke around with By Kevin Christian ( c ) 2011 Tribune Media Services Inc. 07/05/11 07/05/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle 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).  Samantha Jean Rubino, 26, N.E. First St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 16 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of escape. Her bond was set at $10,000.  Anthony David Bormuth, 25, N.E. 106th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 16 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of grand theft. His bond was set at $23,000.  Cory Lane Ward, 28, N.W. 115th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested April 16 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of grand theft. His bond was set at $23,000.  Clifford Alton Simmons, 30, N.W. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 16 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Osceola County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear driving while license suspended. He is being held without bond.  Timothy Terrance Leitner, 44, S.E. 35th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 16 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary and tampering with evidence. His bond was set at $60,000.  Tracy Lee Bronson, 43, Ave. S., Tampa, was arrested April 16 by Deputy Ronald Brown on amended DOC warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation eeing or eluding a law enforcement of cer and violation of probation possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. She is being held without bond.  Kip Allen Lyons, 31, N.W. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 16 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500.  Karla Jean Mosakowski, 28, S.E. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 16 b y Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felon y of grand theft. Her bond was set at $2,500.  Timothy Michael Glover, 45, U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie, was arrested April 16 by Deput y Cpl. Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation worthless check over $150. He is being held without bond.  Brandon Robert Grady, 24, S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 17 by Of cer Jack Boon on a felony charge o f use of an antishoplifting device, and misdemeanor charges of retail theft and trespass after warning. His bond was set at $5,000.  Mark Glen Deschamps, 43, N.W. 47th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested April 17 by Deputy Ronald Brown on felony charges of driving under the in uence and driving while license suspended. He was released on his own recognizance. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Salvation Army offers rental assistanceThe Salvation Army Service Unit of Okeechobee is currently taking applications for Rental Assistance. Applications can be picked up at the Service Unit of ce, 1600 # B (New Horizons bidg.) S.W. Second Ave., Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Salvation Army has FP&L (Florida Power and Light) funding available to assist quali ed consumers. Please call 1-863-763-6020 for guidelines and information on Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m.Seniors play bluegrass musicThe senior country bluegrass music program has begun again this year at the Okeechobee Senior Center. All persons age 60 and over who have a musical talent are invited to participate every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY HOUSEHOLD AMNESTY DAY! HAZARDOUS WASTE SATURDAY, April 27 th 9:00 AM 12:00 NOON VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY 306 N.W. 9TH Ave., Okeechobee • FREE DROP OFF •To Okeechobee County ResidentsPaints, Pesticides, Chemicals, Solvents, Brake Fluid, Pool Chemicals, Batteries, Cleaning Supplies, Used Oil, Oil Filters, Mercury Bulbs, Mercury Containing Devises and unknown Chemicals; Ni-Cad and Lead Acid Batteries; Tires (4 tires ONLY)Per Household). NO Propane Tanks. NO Electronics For More Information, Contact Solid Waste Dept. at 763-1811 23 Okeechobee News A pril 19, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudent of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary for the week of April 8 12. They are: Luke Bessey, Lyric Bishop, Kianna Murphy, Emilee Resendiz, Selina Boswell Estrella, Kaiya Jewell, Kyle Cowles, Hayden Hickman, Carson Click, Conner Mehrer, Alexis Childs, Angel Denova, Kendra Patterson, Kody Youngman, Cobi Hernandez-Aguillon, Tristin Powers, Alex Miller, Faith Vest, Michael Simpson and Raul CastellanoMarin. Blood drives plannedThe Big Red Bus bloodmobile will be in Okeechobee this month as follows: Friday, April 19 – Samboree at KOA, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, April 19 –Seacoast National Bank, South 441, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 – Walgreen’s, 1 – 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21 – Golden Corral, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 – Wal Mart, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Special thanks go to all of the blood donors for helping to save lives!

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