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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 10-26-2012
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Friday, October 26, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 129 15.82 feetLast Year: 12.93 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. JV football team beats Clewiston ... Page 14 Vinson named community hero ... Page 10 OHS to play Palm Beach Lakes football game on Monday ... Page 13 Convicted child molester could face life in prison ... Page 8 Hurricane Sandy put a damper on Okeechobee High School’s Homecoming celebrations planned for this weekend. Due to predictions of high winds, Okeechobee County Schools are closed today. A statement released Thursday by the Okeechobee County School Board Of ce explained: “Reports through the National Weather Service predict wind of 30-35 mph with gusts 40 and above. They anticipate at least 1-3 inches of rain, isolated squalls and some localized ooding. These anticipated conditions may be too dangerous of safe bus operation. While we regret closing school, our rst priority is the safety of our students.” Most of the OHS Homecoming activities that were planned for this week have been postponed until next week. The Homecoming dance, set for Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight, will go on as planned. The Class of 2003 will still have their 10-year reunion at Hammerheads on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. “no matter what happens” according to their Facebook page. Admission is $20. The Okeechobee High School Class of 1973 still plans to meet tonight at 9 p.m. at Kahootz. On Saturday, Oct. 27, they will meet at Lunkers at 5:30 p.m. for socializing and dinner. The football game against Palm Beach Lakes—no longer designated the Homecoming game—will be played on Monday. This will Hurricane alters Homecoming plans Special to the Okeechobee News/ Dixie BallThe Okeechobee High School Boys 200 freestyle relay team broke the OHS high school record Monday night in the District 11 competition at Lake Lytal Pool in Riveria Beach. From left to right are Will Castillo, Brandon Ball, Coach Stephen Neafsey, Dalton Hodges and Michael Muros. Swim team sets new school record! By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Strong performances by three individual swimmers and several relay teams which included a school record in the 200 medley, propelled the OHS swim teams into the regional competition next week at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Coach Stephen Neafsey said he was impressed by all of the quali ers, “I feel like we did OHS swimmers qualify for regionalSee SWIM — Page 19 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Water and drainage issues were discussed at the Thursday, Oct. 25 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission. The agenda was very short and consisted of routine items. The drainage issues were not on the agenda and popped up during public comment and commissioner reports. “I see there is some progress about my ditch being dug out,” said Gordie Peer, as he recited one o f his poems for the commissioners. Mr. Peer had appeared before the commission recently complaining of ooding on his property. Gary Ritter, director South Florida Water Management District’s County of cials discuss drainage problemsSee BOCC — Page 19 See HOMECOMING — Page 5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Do you have some news to share?Publish it yourself! 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. Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 2 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ 4H Picture PerfectPet of the WeekRosey is a beautiful, young yellow Lab mix. She spends her day running around the dog run playing with everyone. Great disposition. Nice family dog. Donation adoption fee $175 and includes spay and up to date vaccinations. Come and see her or any one of the available pets at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Homes are also needed to "foster" animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. Weather forecast for Okeechobee and surrounding area from the National Weather Service Local Forecast Today: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Windy, with a north wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Friday night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Windy, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Extended ForecastSaturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Windy, with a north northwest w ind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, w ith gusts as high as 20 mph. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph Okeechobee Forecast Okeechobee News/ Pete Gawda25 years’ serviceLinda Richardson, right, administrative secretary at the library, was honored by Okeechobee County Commission Chair Margaret Garrard Helton, left, for 25 years' service to the county. The recognition took place during the Thursday Sept. 27, meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission. Mrs. Richardson began with the Okeechobee County School District as a bus driver. She began employment with the county in July of 1987 in the old library that is now the city police department. She transitioned to the new library in 1999 and has been an integral part of library services.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Backyard Barbeque, Inc. Monday Lunch: 5 oz. Burger 1 side, tea $6.25 Dinner: All U Can Eat Cat sh $11.99 Tuesday Lunch: Open Face Turkey Mashed Potatoes & tea $ 9.99 Dinner: Open Face Turkey Mashed Potatoes & tea $9.99Wednesday Thursday Friday OUR FAMOUS SMOKED CHICKEN WINGS Get em while they last... 9-$6.99 / 12-$8.99 / 18-$12.99 /24-$15.99 Saturday Lunch: Pulled or Sliced Pork Sand. chips & tea $5.99 Dinner: ALL U CAN Eat Ribs 2 sides & tea $13.99 Sunday Lunch/Dinner 15% off with church bulletin NOW serving Breakfast104 SE 6th St. Okeechobee 863-824-0880Put some SOUTH in your MOUTHNEW Specials Open Mon. -Thurs. 5am -10pm Fri. & Sat. 24 hours / Sun. 5am to 8pm Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., Oct. 26TH Thurs., Nov. 1STFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “FUN SIZE”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R III: “HERE COMES THE BOOM”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG 3 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News There were 37 colleges, trade schools and representatives of the armed forces represented as Okeechobee High held their annual college day on Tuesday. Guidance Counselor Heather Gillis said more and more students are interested in college or some kind of post secondary education due to the competitive economy and the lack of available jobs. “This is a great way for kids to see what is available to them. We’ve had a great turnout and a great variety, there are a lot of options for the students,” she said. Costs, admission requirements, location and curriculums offered are usually the most common questions the students ask the college recruiters. Gillis said some kids don’t want to leave home at rst and would rather attend a community college or trade school before moving away. She said college admission requirements have gotten more challenging and kids must push themselves harder than before. Senior Michael Frank said the admission specialists answered his questions very well. He would like to study to become a veterinarian or perhaps work for the FBI as an analyst. He will consider the University of South Florida and the University of Florida. Senior Julio Chavez wants to become a pharmacist and would like to attend either Miami or Florida. He said he loved getting to talk to the representatives of those schools. “It’s great. I get to lean all about the schools I plan to go to. My biggest question is how much will this cost,” he added. Jennifer Arellano said a lot of her classmates have been talking about their futures. She would like to become a pediatrician or something in the medical eld. She prefers in state colleges because she can take advantage of bright futures scholarships and stay closer to home. Amanda Jackson has chosen Palm Beach Atlantic and would like to get a bachelors degree in science and become a nurse. She said college day was very informative. “My issue is nancial wise and make sure that can happen. I like to help others and nursing is what I’ve always wanted to do,” she explained. Florida State University admissions specialist Leah Sherman said she received a lot of great questions and interest from students, and was impressed with how knowledgeable they are about the campus and their programs. “There is more interest from high school kids. They really research and are very informed. We have over 300 majors to offer and lots of opportunities.” Nick Allen, admissions specialist for Southeastern University said most kids want to know how big the campus is, the availability of athletic and academic scholarships, how much the school costs and what sort of degrees they offer. “We had the largest freshman campus ever. We add things every year. In two years we will have a football team. The kids really are interested in what the college offers and what improvements they make,” he explained. Allen said students should start preparing for college now by taking the SAT and ACT tests. He also advises them to visit the campus and perhaps take advantage of event dates where they can stay in a dorm, visit the cafeteria and classrooms and see if they like the campus, before deciding whether to go there. “It gives you a real good understanding of what the campus is all about. I recommend the students get the on-campus experience,” he added. OHS seniors enjoy college day Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOHS Principal Toni Wiersma (right) greats Nick Allen, Admissions Counselor for Southeastern University in Lakeland, at the annual College Day Tuesday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyU.S. Navy Recruiter Tyrone Brooks answers the questions of OHS senior Travis Muldoon at College Day. BJ Jonassaint asks a question to FSU Admissions Specialist Leah Sherman at College Day Tuesday at OHS.

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Dangerous drivers This is a plea to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce to please do something about the dangerous conditions on State Road 70 west between S.W. 87 Drive and U.S. Highway 98, and in particular the area around the bridge over Popash Slough. The drivers who speed and who pass in no-passing zones make it very dangerous for Lazy 7 area residents who are just trying to get to work and get back home. In the past year, I have been forced off the road several times in order to avoid head-on crashes because these folks insist on passing in no-passing zones. The situation is worst in the mornings between around 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and in the afternoons between 5 and 7 p.m., but on Saturday afternoon when the traf c was fairly light, I just narrowly avoided a head-on crash when an oncoming driver tried to pass a truck in the no-passing zone just west of the bridge. Please, Sheriff May, send some of cers out there to do something about these reckless drivers.Politics This has been a particularly nasty election season. Whoever wins, I hope that people can just work together to x the problems we face, This country is in a tough spot and it is going to take a lot of work and share sacri ce to get it back on course. There is enough blame to go around, but instead of looking to the past and assigning blame, I hope we can look to the future and x the problems.  Forget the election—why not stop at your local animal shelter and elect a DemoCAT or a RePUPlican to your house? No matter whom you choose for the White House, you can’t go wrong with a furry friend. They don’t make promises they don’t keep. They can’t reduce the de cit or improve the economy, but what they can do is give unconditional love. Blood donations I am all for blood donation. It is a good thing and it saves lives. But it irritates me when I hear these ads that say “each donation saves three lives.” Let’s not exaggerate. First, not every person who receives a blood transfusion will die without it. Some would have recovered anyway, maybe just take a little longer to recover. So, not every life helped by a donation was actually saved by it. Second, some people need many units of blood. There was a letter in the paper about a person who needed a lot of donations. It might take ve or six or ten donations to save one life. In the case of hemophiliacs, it may take a blood component from hundreds or thousands of donations to save one life. What they should say is “because blood donations are processed into blood components to give each patient only the portions he or she needs, each donation may help three or more patients.” I have absolute respect for blood centers and for those who promote blood donations. Please do donate blood. But let’s be accurate in the ads. Thanks.Honey, baby, sweetie Well meaning people who work in the hospital, doctor’s, dentist’s, veterinarian’s and other professional’s of ces, trying to be friendly, they call me and everyone else honey, sweetie, and other pet names like that. I can’t stand it. If I or a family member or my pet is a patient, I would like to be called by my name. After all, if everyone is honey or sweetie, how can they tell me from another person? Of course, the billing department, they call me by my name. That way I can’t return any bills and say, “Please send these to Sweetie.” Oh well, people have lots of bigger problems than this, including me. So never mind.  It’s a term of endearment a credit to their up bringing. I don’t think it is meant to offend.  How endearing is it, though, when everybody is referred to by the same term of endearment? It loses its endearing quality. It actually means, “I have no interest in you as a person.”  I think it is a learned custom regionally. To that end if you politely told them, “My name is Joe, please call me that.” They would.  I nd it condescending when a store clerk or receptionist calls an older woman “young lady.” Would they call an older man “young man”? Losing a childNone of us should ever have to bury one of our children, but we don’t get to make that choice. We never know when one we love is going to die. It is so important to maintain a relationship with them. But more important we should have a relationship with Jesus Christ. He should be the center of all our lives. When He is in the middle of everything we know we have the assurance of Heaven for our loved one and comfort for us as we mourn their passing. God called one of my nephews home yesterday. Totally unexpected, he died in his sleep at thirty-nine years old, no warning, no reason. While our family is stunned by this, we know God is in it. This letter isn’t about losing my nephew, it’s about a wake-up call. Isn’t it about time for you to wake-up and realize your time could end the same way. No accident, no disease, no drugs, just dying. Boom, gone, over, no more time on earth, no nothing as you know it. Where are you going after you die? Do you know for sure if you’re going to Heaven? Don’t think because you’re a ‘good person’ you’re going to heaven, Jesus said there is ‘none good, no not one.’ God sent Him here to save us from hell. We are all born with the sin of Adam and Eve. John 3:16 tells us that “God so loves the world, (me & you) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever (me & you) believed in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” That means life in heaven with Him, where we will never die, neve r hurt, never cry, ever again. So, if you are a ‘good person’ and you think you’re safe from the pains of hell, read your Bible. Open the book of John and see i f your name is written in the Lamb’s Book o f Life. And if you have trouble understanding it, call on Jesus to reveal it to you. He’s righ t there waiting to hear from you! Jesus loves you~and so do I, Cheryl GawdaRelay for Life thanks sponsorsOkeechobee’s Relay For Life, Hone y Do’ers Team and the Dream Team held ou r First Golf Tournament at the Okeechobe e Golf & Country Club on October 6. We would like to thank the following donors and sponsors in making this a successful event and we look forward to making this an annual event for a wonderful cause, the American Cancer Society including: “Agency Division” of First American Title, Insurance Company, Bad Apple Salon, Marcum & Associates, Los Coco’s Mexican Restaurant, Buxton Seawinds Funeral Home, Mid orida Credit Union, Arlington Electric, Inc., Seacoast National Bank, Bill’s Mini Mart, Treasure Coast Harle y Davidson, Indiantown Realty, Okeechobe e County Sheriff’s Department, J & R Out tters, Mike Jones Guide Service, Okeechobe e Golf and Country Club, Chaka Stars Foundation. Missy Fipps Relay For Life, Event Chair & Drea m Team Captain October 26, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! October is National Domestic Violence Awareness MonthWelcome House Drop-in Center is sponsoring a supply drive to support Martha’s House. Please drop off any hygiene and household products from Oct. 1-31 at 1925 Hwy. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee or you can call 863-467-1026 for more information.Martha’s House announces portrait fundraiserMartha’s House will offer the Classic Colors Portraits on Dec. 1, which is an 8”X10” portrait for only $10. Please schedule your appointment by Nov. 27. Your photos will be back in time for Christmas. For more information contact: Martha’s House at 863-7632893 Monday Friday. 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.Real Life Children’s Ranch Yard Sale extends sale daysUntil further notice, the Real Life Children’s Ranch yard sale will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out for great bargains.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 ACROSS 1 Victims of a storied loser 6 Dough dispensers 10 Bjrn Ulvaeuss group 14 Humiliate 15 Takeout choice 16 Procrastinators word 17 Mall map phrase 19 King __Ž 20 Forcibly expel 21 Like all kidding? 22 Nova Scotia hrs. 25 Ken, for one 26 Key with all white notes 27 Unlike decaf, facetiously 29 Making into cubes 31 Tempt 32 Jolly Roger sidekick 33 Pampering place 36 The ChosenŽ author 37 Not here 38 See 38-Down 39 GWB, for one 40 Net addition? 41 Type of cleansing acid 42 Galley tool 43 Trappers quest 44 Where the House of Grimaldi reigns 45 Northwest Passage ocean 47 Old Russian council 48 Oversee a museum 50 Subtle taste 52 Jerry Rices 208 is an NFL record 53 They beg to differ 54 Shoe annoyance 56 Muckraker Jacob 57 Hirschfeld drawing 61 One may be assumed 62 All-inclusive 63 Very unpopular 64 Tonsil drs. 65 Horse halter 66 Like non-oyster months, traditionally DOWN 1 Enunciate 2 The WireŽ network 3 Rivire contents 4 Rebekahs firstborn 5 Convicts level on a prison ship? 6 Playwright Fugard 7 Deceptive swap that literally resulted in 5-, 11-, 24and 41-Down 8 Shopping place 9 Sprechen __ Deutsch?Ž 10 Invites across the threshold 11 Narrow passage where catcalls are heard? 12 Aptly named auto body adhesive 13 Management target 18 Diminish slowly 21 Grenoble gal pal 22 Syrias most populous city 23 Title for Salma Hayek 24 Creative user of worn-out clothes? 26 __-deucy 28 Creator, in Caracas 30 Big-screen format 34 Compared at the mall, say 35 Fancy accessories 37 __ Ask of YouŽ: PhantomŽ duet 38 With 38-Across, large pol. arenas 40 Big celebration 41 Evict a Wizard of OzŽ actor?43 Cuts for agts. 44 HardballŽ network 46 Picks up 48 __ diem 49 North, once 51 Balearic island 54 Its taken on some hikes 55 Bibliography abbr. 57 Corvine sound 58 Salt Lake athlete 59 Court matter 60 Slate workers, for short By Scott Atkinson (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/22/11 04/22/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle BHR VFW Post hosts Halloween PartyBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 E. State Road 78 w ill host a Children’s Halloween Party for ages 0-12 years on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1-3 p.m. There will be costume judging and prizes; free food, games and treats.Moose Lodge plans Halloween partyOkeechobee Women of the Moose, Chapter 956, will host a Halloween Party at the Okeechobee Moose Lodge on NW 36th St. from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 Spaghetti dinner will be served, beginning at 5 p.m. There will be costume judging, drawings and music by D&K.Trails of Terror at Animal AdventuresAnimal Adventures, 5001 S.W. Rucks Dairy Road (off S.R. 70, just west of the Kissimmee River) will host their annual “Trails of Terror” fundraiser Oct. 26, and 27 from 8 to 11 p.m. Whether you want to observe or take to the trails, you w ill be able to see the animals by torchlight and then sit in the picnic area and watch the others brave the trails, cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. For more information see the Animal Adventures Live Facebook page or call 863-4476050.Church plans Prairie Place Fall FestivalThe Third Annual Prairie Place Fall Festival is hosted by Community Church of Basinger on Oct. 31. The Community Church of Basinger/ First Baptist Church of Basinger 19836 U.S. 98, Okeechobee, will have free games, prizes, candy, food, drinks, a costume contest (for all ages), hayride and bon re. There will be free bus pickup for the Basinger area. Call 863-763-0437. Come join us for lots of fun and fellowship. Trunk n’ Treat at Okeechobee ChristianOkeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, will host its Trunk n’ Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6–8:30 p.m. Bring your children for some fun games and candy. Food and drinks will be on sale. All proceeds will go to help our children and youth ministries. Come and enjoy a safe and family friendly Halloween!Trunk or Treat at First BaptistFirst Baptist Church will host a free Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Flagler Park. For more information, please call First Baptist Church of Okeechobee at 863-763-2171.KOA to host Haunted HouseBoo to you! Welcome to the Okeechobee KOA Haunted House set to open it’s creeky doors on Oct. 29, 30 and 31 from 7-9 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $5 per person. Plus Fun, games and treats for the little ones at the Fun House. Costumes are appreciated. Tickets are $2. All ticket sales at the door. This is not a Kare Kamp bene t event.Halloween Fun-Fest at the libraryCome join in the rst ever Halloween Fun-Fest at the Okeechobee Public Library during Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m. “The Amazing Eugene” will perform magic tricks and make spooky balloon animals, followed by Trick-or-Treating inside the library. Wear your Halloween costume and bring a Trick-or-Treat container for collecting loot. Activities are for grades Pre-K through 5th, no registration required. Thank you to the Friends of the Okeechobee Library for sponsoring this event! Halloween Happenings now be senior parent night for the football team. On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Homecoming Parade will be held in downtown Okeechobee at 6 p.m., following the regular parade route from the old U-Save supermarket, north on U.S. 441 (Parrott Avenue) to State Road 70 and then west on SR 70 to the end of Flagler Park. The Homecoming Pep Rally will be at 7:30 p.m. at OHS on Nov. 1. Admission is $3. The bon re will follow the Pep Rally. On Friday, Nov. 2, pregame activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Homecoming queen will be crowned at halftime. The OHS Classes of 2003, 1993, 1973 and 1963 will be honored. According to NOAA’s National Weather Service, Sandy is a Category 2 hurricane expected to produce storm conditions along the east coast of Florida Friday. Also, rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are possible into southeast and east-central Florida. HOMECOMINGContinued From Page 1 Coffee with the Commissioner setCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Ray Domer on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. – noon, and will be held in Commissioner Domer’s of ce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 245, Okeechobee, Florida. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment.Walk/Run to help cure diabetesThe Okeechobee Walk/Run to Cure Diabetes to bene t the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, will be held in Flagler Park, #4, on Saturday, Nov. 17 with registration at 7:30 a.m. and a start time of 8:30 a.m. There will be a light breakfast, face painting, music, water balloon fun, limbo, bounce house, dunk tank and more. Come out for a fun day and help raise nds and awareness for Type 1 Diabetes. For more information, call Taylor Fulford at 863-634-6384 or Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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.Nan J. Gump, 81OKEECHOBEE — Nan J. Gump of Treasure Lake, DuBois, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 28, 1930 in Homestead, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Guy F. and Jeanie S. Jardine. On July 14, 1951, she married Carlton “Carl” Gump. He preceded her in death in June o f 2000. After 20 years of service, she retired as the manager of the Holiday Inn in Zanesville, Ohio. Nan enjoyed visiting her friends, neighbors and relatives. She is survived by her son, Randy Gump and his wife, Dawn of DuBois, Pa.; three grandchildren, Cory Gump, Courtney Headley, and Tiffany Gump; two great-grandchildren, Brice ReedGump, and Cameryn Reed-Gump. In addition to her husband, Nan was preceded in death by her brother, Matthew Jardine; and her sister, Anne Tarbert. There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be placed with the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 225 North Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Goble Baronick Funeral Home. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 Eagles North announce upcoming eventsEagles North will host steak night on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5:30-9 p.m. Music will be by Rick and Julie. Card bingo is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 31, it’s Bingo at 1 p.m. Proceeds to bene t the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.Friends of the Library Book Club to meetThe Friends of he Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in the library board room. We will be selecting book titles to read and discuss for the next six months. Everyone is invited to attend.For more information call Jan at 863-357-9980.Fallen Peace Of cer Bass Tournament setFlorida Annual Fallen Peace Of cer Bass Tournament is planned for Saturday, Oct. 27 A $110 entry fee goes into the big bass pot. Registration begins at 4 a.m. Cash only. Drawing tickets will be sold for door prize drawings. The tournament will take place at C. Scott Driver Park Ramp and begins at safe light. Weigh-in is at 1 p.m. at the pavilion on the Point. There will be food and drinks at weigh-in. Donations will be accepted. Payout is based on a 50-boat eld. A ll donations bene t Florida Fallen Peace Ofcer families. Teams wanting to pre-register please call Jack Fulce at 863-763-7753. Tournament is sponsored at Crappy Jack’s Bait & Tackle, local, county, and State Law Enforcement Agencies, FHP, and FWC. Eagles North to hold Corn Hole tournamentEagles North will have a cornhole tournament on Saturday, Oct. 27 Sign-up is at 10 a.m. Game starts at 11 a.m. Fish dinners for $7 donation. Eat and play your heart out. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. 9985 Hwy. 441 North.Legion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night Bingo beginning on Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the nonsmoking bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the Anerican Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public.Eagles to close for maintenanceCypress Hut Eagles will be closed for maintenance on Monday, Oct. 29 and reopen at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, when w e will be hosting our regular Tuesday night A uxiliary charity dinner with proceeds going to the local community charity fund. For more information please call 863-467-1154. Kids' Fishing Day SundayTaylor Creek Bass Club presents Kids’ Fishing Day on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. From 10 a.m. to noon there will be a cast, pitch and ip contest for children 6 14. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. there will be open shing for ages 4 14. Each child will receive a thank you gift for coming and all children who participate in the open shing will take home a rod and reel combo. No personal shing equipment will be allowed. All children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or other adult. Food and drinks will be available. All children will receive two hot dogs and a free drink. For more information contact Chan Garrett at 863-357-0028.Parks and Rec host Annual Florida Senior GamesThe Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation is encouraging active seniors 50+ to participate in the 23rd Annual Florida Senior Games. The local qualifying competition is hosted by the Martin County Parks & Recreation Department Nov. 2–12 Pick up a brochure from your local Parks & Rec. Ofce in the Sports Complex for a detailed list of dates and locations for each event. You can register online at http://econnect.martin. .us. Questions can be directed to Jesse Moore at 772-221-1419.Cypress Hut Eagles to hold rib dinnerCypress Hut Eagles offers baby back rib dinner starting Saturday Oct. 27 and each Saturday after. The Eagles will be serving a baby-back rib dinner with two side dishes from 4-7 p.m. Dine in or take out. Public welcome with all proceeds going to the community charity fund. For more information please call 863-467-1154.Redneck Yacht Clubs to host Family Fun Fall FestButch’s and Bubba’s Redneck Yacht Clubs will host the Family Fun Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 10 beginning at 10 a.m. The event will take place at Okee-Tantie Campground and will feature lots of fun for the whole family including music, bounce house, games and much, much more! Entry is just $5 for a carload. Live entertainment will begin at noon and a Corn Hole Tournament is also planned. For more information on the tournament, please call Mo at 863634-0577. If you get hungry, Mexican food will be available; there will be sliced pork sandwiches available by Butch’s Redneck Yacht Club as well as an Amateur Homeboy Barbecue Cooking Contest. Entry fee for each category is $25. Barbecue contest information call Billy at 863-467-1570. Sponsorships for businesses are available by calling Ellen at 863-634-4460. Proceeds from this event will bene t local charitable organizations. Arnold's Wildlife and Rehab Center to host Open HouseConservation is at its best at Arnold’s Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center. All proceeds will bene t this unique center and the animals that live there. Come and see our wildlife up close with over 50 species, many endangered on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. All kids are FREE and adults just $10. The event will feature plenty to enjoy including T-Rex Entertainment with a Bounce House and slide, Face Painting by Karla, drawings every 30 minutes for a prize including the chance to win a helicopter ride, two spa packages, original paintings, gift baskets and more. Milk and things food vendor and also a beer garden will be open. So, come out and take a walk on the wild side and support the animals at Arnold’s Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center. Supporting this event are Marcum Insurance, Randallwood Home Watch, Inc. and Aristacat Pet Sitting, LLC. Arnold’s Wildlife is a 501 (C)(3) non-pro t organization. It is located at 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, Okeechobee. (From Okeechobee, go to 144th Street take left, continue west until you see the Arnold’s sign on the left. ) For more information or to nd out how you can help, please call 863-634-6804. DAR plan to meetThe Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the Okeechobee County Library on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. The program speaker will be Dan Culbert, Okeechobee County Extension Director. He will answer questions about landscaping and plants. All members and prospective members are invited to attend.Craft Fair in the WoodsThe 6th annual Craft Fair in the Woods will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Freedom Ranch, 11655 Hwy. 441 S.E., Come to enjoy the handmade and homemade Christmas decorations, jewelry, woodcrafts, ne art, baked and canned goods, fabric, yarn, paper and wire crafts, home and yard decor and so much more. Relax in the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy a BBQ dinner and swamp cabbage. Also swamp buggy rides and arena demonstrations along with pony rides for the kids. Interested in being a vendor? Call 863-763-9800.Fifth Annual Commander's Ball announcedAttend the Fifth Annual Commander’s Ball on Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. for cocktails, door prize/drawings. At 7 p.m. Roast Beef Dinner followed by entertainment by Saxman and Posse. Tickets are $35/Couple---$17.50/Single. Please purchase tickets before Nov. 2, at VFW Post #10539, VFW Post #10539, 3912 Hwy 441 SE, Okeechobee. 863-763-2308. Bill Hayes Memorial Fishing Tournament setAny anglers out there who want to help raise money for a wonderful cause doing what you love, please join us at the Bill Hays Memorial Fishing Tournament on Nov. 11 at C. Scott Driver, Jr., Recreational Area. Boat fee: $200, Vendor fee: $100, Sponsor fee (team and name on sponsor board): $250. All proceeds bene t the American Cancer Society hosted by Stafford’s Salon Relay for Life Team. If you would like to be a vendor, sponsor, participant or would donate a raf e item please call Angie at Stafford’s at 863763-3933 or 863-697-1105. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL EPISCOPAL EPISCOPALYou are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST Wednesday Night Service 7 pm Tuesday: 7 till 8pm (You are invited) Prayer Service Special prayers for special needs drop off to us or email them to pastor@okeechobeecog.com 301 NE 4th Ave. • (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SE 70EChildren and Youth classes are Available Sunday Morning and Wednesdays Where the SON is always shining! OPEN 6-4 M-F ServingCall your order in, free delivery or pickup at window. 763-4127 or Dine in with free Wi-Fi. Go to Okeechobeecog.com and click SonRise Cafe for menuWOW! There is nothing like it in town! at Okeechobee Church of God301 NE 4th Ave., Okeechobee 2 blocks behind the McDonalds on SE 70E Sunday Services8:30 & 10:45 YOUR CHURCH To Advertise YOUR Church! Call 863-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap. com CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at www.okeecoos.com200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR Annual Yard Sale Saturday, November 3rd Sale to be bigger & betterCome shop for Christmas Decorations Golf Equipment Gifts • Clothes • Antiques designer shoes • Kitchen utensils • slow cookers • pot and pans, bed linens... All sorts of wonderful stuff !The fun begins at 8am200 NW 3rd StreetOkeechobeeTickets for Laptop Computer will be sold!! 8 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is facing a possible sentence of life in prison after he was found guilty of sexually molesting a 10y ear-old girl. A jury of three men and three women took a little less than an hour W ednesday, Oct. 24, to nd Jose Roberto Arreguin guilty of attempted sexual battery and lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under 12 years of age by a perpetrator over the age of 18. With the molestation conviction Arreguin, 32, could face a term of up to life in prison w hen he is sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger. Arreguin was arrested March 23 by Detective William Suggs of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO). At that time he was charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under the age of 12, and four counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child over the age of 12. The initial four molestation counts on a child under the age of 12 were changed w hen the state led a charge of capital sexual battery and one count of molestation on a child under the age of 12, which are the charges on which Arreguin was convicted W ednesday. The four counts of molestation on a child over the age of 12 will be dealt with separately. In his opening statement to the jury defense attorney John Cook conceded that his client committed a crime. However, he argued that Arreguin did not commit sexual battery and that a lesser charge would be more appropriate. "The state wants you to look at this man and say he's despicable and depraved and wants you to convict him on evidence they don't have," said Mr. Cook, in his closing argument to the six-member jury. "Don't let sympathy and anger let you convict this man of something that can't be proved." In his closing statement, Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson addressed an important fact in the case which was Arreguin's DNA that was found on the victim in the form of saliva. That was proven by forensic biologist and DNA analyst Leslie Perrone, from the Indian River Crime Lab in Fort Pierce. She testi ed that a swab of the victim's genitals taken in a rape kit performed at Raulerson Hospital indicated a mixture of DNA. She told jurors the minor DNA contributor was the victim and the major contributor, with the exception of an identical twin, was Arreguin. She told the jury that the frequency with which one would expect to see that same DNA pro le (Arreguin's) would be 1 in 49 trillion. When questioned by Detective Suggs, Arreguin told him the victim had a fever and was feeling ill and it is an old Mexican remedy to rub saliva on a person to heal them. "Do you honestly believe that?" Mr. Richardson asked the jury during his closing argument. "The level of depravity in this case cannot be measured." The prosecutor ended his nal argument by reminding the jury that they had a job to do which was to deliver a verdict based on the evidence given them, and to not be concerned with any possible penalties facing Arreguin. "You go back and do your job, and I can assure you he will do his," said Mr. Richardson pointing to Judge Belanger. Judge Belanger will do just that when he sentences Arreguin on Monday, Dec. 3, at 1:30 p.m. A rreguin faces life for molesting young girl Jose R. Arreguin The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County S heriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida H ighway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Christy Marie Williams, 24, S.W. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 21 by Of cer Chad Troutman on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of an unoccupied structure, violation of probation grand theft, violation of probation uttering a forged instrument and violation of probation uttering a forged bill. She is being held without bond. Courtney Lynn Beall, 26, N.E. 16th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 22 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation giving false identi cation to a secondhand dealer and violation of probation dealing in stolen property. Her bond was set at $5,000. James Henry Schock, 27, N.W. Seventh Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 23 by Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500. Maggie Lara, 40, Frank Shore Road, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 23 by Deputy Cpl. Randy Thomas on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation fraud. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 CAC014022 Offers expire 11/30/2012. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. 10 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 On Oct. 23, a commemorative accolade “The Community Hero Award” was presented to Sharon Vinson, Facilitator for the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County. CenterState Bank presented this award to recognize Sharon for the vital role that she plays in the lives of our youth, community and schools. Her dedication and leadership is much appreciated and well respected. Sharon was presented with a framed commemorative certi cate and gift card. “Sharon, in recognition for always going above and beyond the call of duty, we salute you!” Sharon Vinson presented Community Hero award Each Thursday morning around 9 a.m., a group of vehicles begin to arrive at the Okeechobee Historical Museum. Arriving in the vehicles are Tantie Quilters, a group of w omen who meet to quilt, chicken-scratch, crochet, knit and, in general, enjoy a morning of visiting with friends. The ladies of Tantie Quilters gather each w eek to make quilts, lap blankets and similar homemade crafts. Most of these items are donated to Hospice, children’s homes, the VA and non-pro t organizations. Occasionally, the ladies sell the crafts and use the pro ts to maintain supplies for the group and make donations to the Okeechobee Historical Society. Un nished crafts are also brought to the ladies for them to nish. A reasonable fee is charged for each quilt the ladies work on, depending upon the amount of work, time and effort involved in nishing the quilt. The Tantie Quilters include different levels of expertise in quilting. Some have been quilting for many, many years and a few of the others have only been quilting for a short period of time. The ladies invite anyone interested to join them on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (except holidays). They are willing to teach interested individuals how to quilt or whatever catches their fancy. The quilters want to learn new methods if you have something to share. Also, you are invited to visit the Okeechobee Historical Museum and Schoolhouse to get to know more about the history of the Okeechobee area. Contact Marie at 863-357-0868 for more information. Tantie Quilters bring warmth and color to others Special to the Okeechobee NewsMarie, Margaret, Tina and Janet display one of the quilts created by Tantie Quilters who meet each Thursday morning at the Okeechobee Historical Museum. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tabitha TrentFrom left to right Ken Kenworthy, OCSB Superintendent; Mary Hurley, Asst. Superintendent; Sharon Vinson; Tabitha Trent, CenterState Bank Manager. Shared Services Facilitator, Sharon Vinson was honored with an award for her community involvement.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Includes Sunday VotingSaturday, October 27th Saturday, November 3rd Monday Friday: 8am 6pm Saturdays and Sunday: 9am 3pm LOCATION:The Historic Courthouse Supervisor of Elections Of ce 304 NW 2nd StreetPlease contact the Elections Of ce if you have any questions about voting in the November 6th Election: elections@voteokeechobee.com or at 763-4014 EARLY VOTING 11 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OREAOREA project recognitionThe Okeechobee Retired Educators Association was recognized by the Okeechobee County School Board on Oct. 9 for two events. First, the organization was honored for their project, “Hooked on Books” in which members donated books that they personally purchased and gave to all public school libraries in Okeechobee County. The members provided over 55 books for students to enjoy. Secondly, the Board issued a proclamation recognizing Florida Retired Educators Day. Some of the participants in “Hooked on Books.” Pictured are Superintendent Ken Kenworthy, Judith Mix, Doris Entry, Marion Davis, Phyllis Koff, Verna VanDeman, Gay Carlton, Magi Cable, Pam Trent and Hazel Parnis. In the bottom picture, Ken Kenworthy presents the proclamation to OREA President Gay Carlton and Historian Magi Cable. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMStudents of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Oct. 12: Lizbeth Garcia, Audrey Jackson, Lisette SaucedoEstrada, Jasmine Watson, Martashia Daniels, Veronica Tenorio, Natalie Villegas, Luiz Reynoso, John Draughon, Guadalupe Lara, Javier Torres, Mason Downing, Lia Nieto, Allee Kirkey, Jaylon Wiles, Jahlyl Rowe, Adryaunna Baker, Lisbet Hernandez, Anabella Cardoso, Andrea Olvera, Yulanie Cruz, Johnny Henry, Monique Cooper and Terrance Gorney. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSStudents of the WeekOsceola’s students of the week for Oct. 11 are pictured with a “These Hands Love Books” poster created with the help of Mrs. Causier’s reading class in honor of Teens Read Week. This year we also recognizing a TEACHER OF THE WEEK. Teachers of the week are honored for something special they have done throughout the week. This week’s honoree, Miss Smith is a seventh grade Math teacher. Miss Smith has been very innovative with her use of technology in the classroom. She is using what is called a “ ipped classroom” wherein what is done at home is ipped with what is done at school. For example, students take notes via the computer for homework through a taped lesson, while class time is utilized for questions and practice problems. Students love this “ ip” and so do we! Congratulations to her and the following students: In the back row from left to right: Christina Orender, Destiny Reynolds, Sarina Vavra, Miss Smith, Triston Root, and Ramon Liberato. In the front row from left to right: Erica PereraLambera, Tiffany Alvarez, Yasmine Adams, Xandrea Cea and Itzel Guereca.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS ORTHOPAEDICS Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.0039 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including Medicaid FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com Introducing Benjamin Epstein, D.O. Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! COME MEET DR. BENJAMIN EPTSTEIN AT THE OCTOBER 30TH DINE WITH THE DOCTOR EVENT AT RAULERSON HOSPITAL. R.S.V.P 763-9228By Dr. Ron Woody Okeechobee Cancer CenterHello! I am Doctor Ron Woody, physician at Okeechobee Regional Cancer Center. I am a native Floridian, born in Jacksonville Naval hospital and a graduate of both FSU University and University of Florida Okeechobee Cancer Center Offers State of the Art Cancer Treatment LocallyMedical School. (So no rivalry since Im a hybrid.) Im writing to tell you about state of the art cancer treatment located right here in Okeechobee and you will be treated here and not shipped to the coast (except for planning of your treatment) or anywhere else where you dont have the support of your family and friends. At the cancer center, we are capable of delivering Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Now, you dont have to know the details, all you need to know is it allows us to concentrate the radiation where it is needed and even shape the area to conform to your anatomy, avoiding excessive radiation of normal, non-cancerous tissue. The treatments are painless and the only side effects are localized to the treatment area, unlike chemotherapy which affects the entire body and bone marrow. Recently, IMRT has been found to be superior to proton therapy in some tumors! Giving equal or better cure rates and less long term side effects! This was a relative surprise since the ONLY advantage of protons was supposed to be sparing of normal tissue. Whew! Thank God I dont have to go spend 125 million dollars! About the only thing superior about protons is the expense. It is a failure of our system to approve technology for use before it is proven to be effective. If you are treated at Okeechobee Cancer Center, you will also have the advantage of your treatment being planned using the only PET/CT simulator on the Treasure Coast! This is one of the most important and useful technological advances in the staging of and treatment of cancer. A PET/CT is signi“cantly more accurate because the CT portion cuts down on FALSE positive and negative interpretations. (Improves by as much as 15 to 30 percent or more.) So remember, if a PET is ordered, it is better done on a combination scanner for staging and treatment. The major advantage of using a PET/ CT simulator is in showing more accurately the extent of the tumor. Since as a Radiation Oncologist my job is basically that of a target shooter, the PET keeps me from missing the target (cancer) by telling me to treat more o r most importantly allows me to treat less thereby reducing side effects! You only have access to this technology at Okeechobee Cancer Center. 12 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted2012-2013 Medical Information GuideThe area’s premiere medical and health information resource Look for it in the October 26 edition of the 13 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee will have to wait for their next district game a bit as Tropical Storm Sandy cancelled area high school athletics on Friday. The football game against Palm Beach Lakes will be held Monday, Oct. 29. The Brahmans hope they do not have a hangover from a tough and de ating defeat last Friday at South Fork as the team's dream of a district title ended with a 10-7 loss to the Bulldogs. Brahman Coach Chris Branham said his team has the ability to play better against tougher opponents while playing down to lesser opponents. He worried that this week, Palm Beach Lakes (1-6), could catch the Brahmans napping. "They scare us. They are pretty good and have athletes. We didn't see the same intensity and focus at practice this week," he explained. Palm Beach Lakes loves to throw the football. Quarterback Isiah Snead has completed 34-67 passes and backup Craig Wells is also accurate through the air as he's completed 21-37 passes this year. Unfortunately for the Rams they have thrown nine interceptions. Another problem they have is the run game with no runner with over 100 yards this year. The main problem for the Rams this year has been blocking and defense. They have up 39 points to South Fork and 35 points to Sebastian River. There only win is a forfeit over Palm Beach Gardens in week one due to an ineligible player. The Rams have also played Okeechobee close for the past two years. They have played well against Olympic Heights, a 14-8 loss, and to Park Vista, 20-12. Branham said the Rams also have a stud receiver who can stretch the eld. Jeremy Gray, Cornelius Mack and Kevin Higgins have been the top targets for the Rams this year. Okeechobee hasn't done well in pass defense and Branham said he must get a better pass rush from his defensive line this week. "I'm scared to death about this game. I'm afraid that a lot of Okeechobee will be disappointed because we could come in at and the kids may have checked out on the season," he added. Branham is no fan of homecoming week as the activities can distract the players. This week the distractions were minimized a bit as the parade and bon re were postponed until next Thursday. He also gured a partisan home crowd might wake up his team and make them play inspired. He said the team still has things to play for like a winning record, a win against arch rival Clewiston is possible, and with help, even a runner-up spot in the district. Injuries this week include a season-ending shoulder injury to Connor Clements. Cody Walker has responded well to his knee injury suffered three weeks ago and had a strong game against South Fork. Several Brahmans were named to the District 17 AllStar team this week. D.J. Washington was named to the rst team at running back. Honorable mentions were given to LaVonte Spivey, Adel El Hindi, Elijowan Williams, Cody Walker, Cory Vickers, and Al Fludd. Adrian Minondo and EJ Neal were named players to watch for 2013. OHS Brahmans face Palm Beach Lakes Rams on Monday

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee gave up an early touchdown drive to arch rival Clewiston but didn’t let that discourage them as they scored 16 straight points in the rst half and held on to defeat the Tigers 16-13 in junior varsity football action Tuesday night at Brahman Stadium. Arthur Woodruff scored on a 13-yard run, and QB Cory Surls found Chris Epps for a 22yard touchdown pass as the Brahmans won their third game of the year. Woodruff said he did a good job of using his blockers on his big runs in the rst half, “It feels so great right now. I can’t believe we won. I didn’t think we’d do as well as we did. I’m proud of the team.” Okeechobee had just one turnover in the game and was able to hound the Tiger skill players with several tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Safety Zeke Matthews had a pair of interceptions in the game. “Every time I got an interception Clewiston hit me so hard because they were mad. I was glad to get my hands on the ball,” he said. Okeechobee got big tackles from Woodruff, Cornelius Horton and Edrick Neal, among others in the game. Neal, whose nickname is ‘Bug,’ said he was motivated because he personally dislikes Clewiston, a long time rival of the Brahmans. A key play for Okeechobee was a fake punt throw from Surls to Jacob Emmick that set up the team’s second score. Surls found Epps open near the goal line and hit him in stride. “It was an amazing catch by him. We protected the ball, made a few big plays and played good defense tonight. It was our best game of the year,” he added. Woodruff broke loose for two long runs in the rst half for OHS. It was his rst game as a running back. He said his adrenaline got pumping because he wasn’t used to guys chasing him. He also forced a fumble on Clewiston’s nal drive of the game to preserve the win. “We were able to blow them off the ball tonight. On the fumble, I cut inside the fullback and hit him as he threw. It felt so great,” he explained. Coach Chris Hall said he was conservative after his team took the lead but he wanted to make sure Clewiston didn’t get any easy chances to score. “We’ve turned the ball over so much lately I wanted to be careful that we didn’t make mistakes. We protected the ball tonight, managed the clock and punted the ball so things worked out ok,” he added. Hall said eight to 10 players will be promoted to varsity for the nal two games. He predicted this group will be successful as varsity players as long as they continue to work hard in the weight room. “We have some athletes. The big thing for this group is strength. If you can’t outrun your opponents, you better be stronger,” he added. OHS JV football team defeats Clewiston Tigers 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. 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SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com 14 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyEdrick Neal (99) and Charlie Wright (80) harass the Clewiston quarterback during Tuesday’s JV football game. OHS prevailed by three points. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Kyla Hargraves had 11 kills and Krista W ard added 12 digs as the OHS volleyball team avoided elimination and advanced to the district tournament semi nal with a 2516, 25-9, and 25-16 win over Port St. Lucie on Tuesday night in Okeechobee. Coach Todd Jones said he felt the girls did enough to defeat Port St. Lucie but must take care to improve their performance if they w ant to keep the season going. “We’re going to have to play better to defeat Sebastian River. We weren’t all that crisp and a few serves beat us near the sidelines,” he added. Cheyenne Nunez lled in for the injured Darby Jones, who injured her knee last w eek. Her status for the rest of the season was to be determined after the results of an MRI are given on Wednesday. The Lady Brahmans also played without backup setter Lexi Ward who was home sick with the u. Hargraves said she hoped the team would be at full strength Wednesday and have enough left in the tank to keep the season going, “We fought hard but they fought for it too. We never let up tonight.” While the Lady Brahmans could have played some points better in the end Hargraves said she was pleased with how they played. Sarah Davis had 15 service points, six aces, and 21 assists. Hargraves admitted a berth in the regional again would help the team forget a losing record at home this year. “We didn’t expect this during our senior year but we can forget the past and leave the season behind us if we win the match with Sebastian.” OHS volleyball beats PSL

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 56-2011-CA-000115 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, V S. MIGUEL HERNANDEZ A/K/A MIGUEL HENANDEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL HERNANDEZ A/K/A MIGUEL HENANDEZ; THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY; YOLANDA GOMEZ; AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION T o the following Defendant(s): MIGUEL HERNANDEZ A/K/A MIGUEL HENANDEZ Last Known Address 3455 NW 21ST AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL HERNANDEZ A/K/A MIGUEL HENANDEZ Last Known Address 3455 NW 21ST AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 4, BLOCK 14, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 3455 NW 21ST AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS, le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. T his notice is provided pursuant to A dministrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 807-4370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 31st day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court By: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk 429102 ON 10/19,26/2012 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. 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ServicesGolf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time LOCAL & REGIONAL Call Cathy at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for local and regional Class A company CDL drivers with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Tanker endorsement is required. We offer excellent pay & benefits, 401K, paid training, quarterly safety bonus, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Employment Full TimeCounselor Outpatient Substance Abuse Counselor, Bi-lingual (Eng/Spanish). Minimum Bachelors degree and previous outpatient experience required. Please fax resume and salary requirements to: 863-467-2477 DIESEL MECHANIC Experienced diesel mechanic to work on older diesel wheel loaders & semi tractors in the Palm Dale area. Must have tools. References req’d. Salary based on experience. Call 352-281-0235 Howell Oil CompanyTRUCK DRIVER NEEDEDImmediate opening. Must have CDL Class A or B license with Hazmat, tanker & air brake endorsement. Must have a clean driving record. Pick up application at: 808 NW 12th St., Belle Glade. TIRE ZONE is in need of a TECHNICIAN with tools. Apply in person at 1815 S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974 Employment Full Time Wanted CDL Owner Operators, Home every night. Off every weekend PTO required (863)859-1848. WE NEED YOU NOWFT/PT, daily work, get paid in 72 hrs. Deliver phonebooks in the Okeechobee area. Must be 18 yrs+, have DL, vehicle & insurance. Call for more info (800) 422-1955 Ext. 1 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri p.m. www.DeliverPhone Books.com Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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China Cabinet. 70” oblong table w/6 chairs. $400 obo. 863-467-7562. Pets/SuppliesMini SchnauzersKoi sh male pup and female 1year, both Salt and pepper Merles 22 Koi sh. Call for price. (863)447-7416. Tiny Toy Yorkie Pups m/f.shots, vets health cert. Ckc reg. papers. cash only. $475. call 863-610-2725. YORKIE PUP AKC/reg Female 6 months $350 Call (772)464-1471 or email: sandysingley@yahoo.com Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2012CA353 NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-9, Plaintiff, VS. Michael Ferrer, Unknown Spouse of Michael Ferrer, Unknown Tenant #1, Unknown Tenant #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Michael Ferrer Residence Unknown Unknown Spouse of Michael Ferrer Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Orange County, Florida: Lot 253, Indian Hammock Hunt and Riding Club, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 25 through 69, of the Public Records o f Okeechobee County, Florida. Street Address: Unit 253, 32801 Hwy 441 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Clar eld, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the rst publication of this notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on 10/9/2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Court BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Cler k Clar eld, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 713-1400 428976 ON 10/19,26/2012 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 11-10-12 @ 10:00 AM Unit #118 Suuwonner S. Johnson Unit #126 Christine Williams Unit #228Shyla C. Jones Unit #246Jessika C. Pantojas Unit #249Jessika C. Pantojas Unit #259Ladonna Brown Unit #425Tina M. Elder Unit #429 Danielle C. Arnold 429431 ON 10/26; 11/2/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice SUNCOAST GUN SHOWOctober 27th & 28thSaturday 9 am -5 pm & Sunday 9 am 4 pm HAVERT L. FENN CENTER2000 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FLBUY • SELL • TRADECONCEALED WEAPON CLASS $49Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.suncoastgunshows.com Call 772-462-1521 for info. FOR SALE 13x37 Chariot Model Home, built March of 2010, 1 or 2 bedrooms, splattered walls and ceilings, addition added, covered carport, sunroom or bedroom. Located at Ancient Oaks gated community. 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Large kitchen with electric in Island, built in desk and lots of cabinets, pantry and storage places, breakfast nook, living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, master includes walk in shower with seat and tub with shower, walk in closets, custom light xtures and ceiling fans, crown molding, lots of windows $44,000.00. Please visit website for more photo’s: http://classi eds .newszap.com/ / Call 352-223-9842. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs2003 Gulfstream Prairie Schooner 36ft 5th wheel. Brand new tires, 3 slide outs, very good condition. A must see! $16,900 O.B.O Call Jodie @561-460-4947 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeNOTICE The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County will convene on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the Historic Courthouse in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” 304 N.W. 2nd Street, in Okeechobee Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board 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. Commissioner Joey Hoover, Chairman Value Adjustment Board Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Value Adjustment Board Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 429404 ON 10/26/2012 NOTICE OF OUA MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ces, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director’s Of ce at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford Executive Director 429526 ON 10/26/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD179 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2453 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 4 LOT 8 BLOCK 48 1-05-37-35-0040-00480-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: N & A REAL ESTATE XI LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429009 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD190 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3596 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ROSE ACRES LOT 19 1-20-37-36-0010-00000-0190 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429061 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD172 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1050 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS C & D OF TRACT 32 EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 32 AND WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 32 BOTH BEING IN SECTION 24 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 1-24-34-33-0A00-00032-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DERILUS JEUNE DIEULA JEUNE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428988 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Office Space RentDowntown OkeechobeeOf ce Space starting at $350. 1200 Sq. Ft. Store Front also available. Park Street Of ce Suites (863)634-7622 RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Land SaleOKEECHOBEE Ft. Drum 5 acres $1,000 down Owner nancing Park your own trailer or build your home. Call 863-763-6358 Lots SaleOne quarter acre lot in Okeechobee Park for sale for $10,000/obo. Property has old trailer that would have to be removed. 2718 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee. Call 954 235 9700. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 For Rent 1 Bedroom Trailer $100 A Week Pay your own electric. Call 863-610-4625 TREASURE ISLAND 3BR, 2BA New carpet. Large yard. Lawn service included. $750 mo. 1st month FREE w/security deposit. No pets. Call (863)634-0663 Mobile HomeSale2br/1.5 ba Double Wide extra carport, pier on canal workshop, furnished, 10x20 FL room. $52,000 Call: 863-357-2301 Palm Harbor Homes Red Tag Sale. Over 10 Stock Units Must Go, New Homes Start at $39,900. 800-622-2832 ext 210 16 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD188 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3591 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ROSE ACRES LOT 14 LESS W 82 FT 1-20-37-36-0010-00000-0140 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429052 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD178 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2036 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES SEC 6 LOT 8 BLOCK 9 1-27-33-35-0060-00090-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DEANA LOHR LAZARO RODRIGUEZ Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429008 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD192 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2589 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: CONNERS HIGHLANDS LOTS 17 18 19 BLOCK 27 1-09-37-35-0020-00270-0170 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RICHARDEAN SINGLETON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429010 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD191 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3644 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: QUAIL WOODS PARCEL 2 1-36-37-36-0010-00000-0020 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KIMBERLY GAIL THOMAS MARK W MATTSON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429068 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD182 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3009 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 3 W 130 FT OF TRACT A 1-25-37-35-0040-00030-020A Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BRINKERHOFF 411 ASSOCIATES LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429013 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD167 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 352 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 24 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 24 13 34S 33E 1-13-34-33-0A00-00024-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BOBBIE LUE HUFF Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428982 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD175 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1326 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 31 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 31 35 34S 33E 1-35-34-33-0A00-00031-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC. Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428992 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD187 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3514 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: COMMENCING AT THE QUARTER SECTION CORNER OF THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG THE QUARTER SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 180 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 880 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 198 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LYING AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND ALSO DESCRIBED AS PARCEL 73E OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-073E Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN ALINE NORMAN RAMIREZ Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429051 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD166 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that INVESTOO LLC 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: 3377 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE E 51.75 FT OF LOT 9 BLOCK 239 DESC AS FOLLOWS; COM AT THE SW COR OF LOT 2 BLOCK X SOUTH OKEECHOBEE RUN N ALONG THE W BDRY LINE OF BLOCK X DIST OF 40.66 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN 00 SEC W ALONG HOPKINS M/L DIST OF 9.97 FT THENCE RUN N 36.09 FT FOR A POB THENCE CONT N DIST OF 34.64 FT THENCE RUN E DIST OF 51.73 FT THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W FOR A DIST OF 62.30 FT TO THE POB, ALSO A PORTION OF ABANDONED 30 FT COUNTY RD DESC AS FOLLOWS;COM AT THE SW COR OF BLOCK X SOUTH OKEECHOBEE RUN THENCE N DIST OF 40.66 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W ALONG HOPKINS M/L DIST OF 9.97 FT FOR A POB THENCE RUN N DIST OF 36.09 FT THENCE RUN N 56 DEG 13 MIN 00 SEC E DIST OF 89.28 FT THENCE RUN E DIST OF 52.98 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W ALONG HOPKINS M/L FOR A DIST OF 153.10 FT TO POB 3-21-37-35-0020-02390-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: SUSAN J SULLIVAN ESTATE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of November, 2012 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. 426878 ON 10/5,12,19,26/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD185 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3493 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT 24E FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALL LYING IN SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF SECTION 17 THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 57 MIN 33 SEC EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET TO A POINT SAID POINT LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 2ND AVENUE AND BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE NORTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 2ND AVENUE AND SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 2ND AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 208.32 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 2ND AVENUE AND THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 4TH STREET THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 4TH STREET A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO AN EXISTING IRON PIN THENCE SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 206.12 FEET TO A POINT SAID POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SECTION 17 THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 57 MIN 33 SEC WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-024E Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN JANNE JAIMES-LUVIANO JANNE L JAIMES Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429049 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD181 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2790 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: OKEECHOBEE PARK LOT 3 & EAST 1/2 OF LOT 4 BLOCK 42 1-17-37-35-0020-00420-0030 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: AMAURY CABRERA HERNANDEZ Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429012 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD189 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3592 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: ROSE ACRES LOT 16 LESS W 82 FT 1-20-37-36-0010-00000-0160 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429054 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 orida. newszap.com The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD183 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3057 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 11 LOT 62 1-25-37-35-0120-00110-0620 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ELSIE PIKE LIGHTNER ET AL THOMAS LEE MEYERHOEFFER CHERYL DARLENE KUNKLER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429014 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD173 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1075 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 6 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 06 25 34S 33E 1-25-34-33-0A00-00006-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KARL P HESS NANCY R HESS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428989 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD168 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 401 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT A OF TRACT 9 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 9 14 34S 33E 1-14-34-33-0A00-00009-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CARMEN DROUGHT EMMETT PHELPS LISA STEPHENS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428983 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD176 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1380 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 9 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 09 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 09 28 34S 33E 1-28-34-33-0A00-00009-E000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: EDITH E MARTIN PETER G MARTIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428993 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD169 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA t he holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 644 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 5 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00005-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANDREA FORBES CARL JAMES LENFORD E FORBES Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428984 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD174 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1113 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS C & D OF TRACT 21 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 21 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 21 25 34S 33E 1-25-34-33-0A00-00021-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CATHERINE BLACKWOOD-WALKER STANLEY BLACKWOOD-WALKER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428991 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD180 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2616 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 14 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA RUN NORTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 14 A DISTANCE OF 1185.70 FEET THEN RUN WEST AT A RIGHT ANGLE FOR A DISTANCE OF 378 FEET THEN RUN NORTH AT A RIGHT ANGLE FOR A DISTANCE OF 450 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN EAST A DISTANCE OF 120.27 FEET TO THE CENTER OF A ROAD THEN RUN NORTH ALONG THE CENTER OF SAID ROAD A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET THENCE RUN WEST A DISTANCE OF 120.27 FEET THEN RUN SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SUBJECT HOWEVER TO A COMMON EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE EAST 17.5 FEET THEREOF ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOT 38 DEBBIE PARK AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 SE 1/4 OF SECTION 14 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-14-37-35-0A00-00068-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CAROLYN HAYES RIPPY CAROLYN SUE GATLIN DON R RIPPY ESTATE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429011 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD177 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1651 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 7 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 07 34 34S 33E 1-34-34-33-0A00-00007-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CLEVELAND SENIOR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428994 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD170 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 801 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 2 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 2 22 34S 33E 1-22-34-33-0A00-00002-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JASMINE D ROSE-MARSHALL Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428986 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 INVITATION TO BID INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE TANK St. Lucie West Campus Port. St. Lucie, Florida EDA Investment No. 04-01-06551 Notice is hereby given that Indian River State College will receive SEALED bids in Room S233, located in Building “S” at the IRSC Main Campus 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596 until 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2012 for the INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE TANK on the St. Lucie West Campus, Port. St. Lucie, Florida. The Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration is providing partial funding for this project (EDA Investment No. 04-01-06551). This project will require Davis Bacon Wages Rates See Speci cation for pertinent information on this bid process. No Bids shall be received after the date and time speci ed above. The Sealed Bids shall be opened privately by the Owner and a certi ed Bid Tabulation shall be made Public with in 48 Hours of the Sealed Bid Date and Time. This project is construction of an 874,000-gallon concrete thermal energy storage tank; pump house and associated civil work on a location to the southwest of the new STEM Building on the St. Lucie West Campus. Trades are landscaping & irrigation, site development and utilities, soil treatment, cast-in-place concrete, masonry, miscellaneous steel and standing seam metal roo ng, caulking and sealant, doors, frames and hardware, stucco, painting, re extinguishers, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electric. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and will be completed within 265 calendar days from the issue date of the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated Damages of $500.00 per day will be assessed for each consecutive calendar day the Project exceeds the Substantial and Final Completion dates. BUY AMERICAN CLAUSE Contractors are hereby noti ed that they are encouraged, to the greatest extent practicable, to purchase American made equipment and products with funding provided under this award. A complete examination and understanding of the drawings and speci cations is necessary in order to properly submit a Bid. Bid Documents will be available for examination at Donadio & Associates Architects, P.A.Of ce, 609 17th Street, Vero Beach, Florida 32960. Drawings and speci cations will be on le at West Side Reprographics, West Palm and Vero Beach locations will have Plans/Specs available for purchase, contact Debby @ 561-842-0404 WPB and David @772-257-0404 Vero Beach. The Plans and Speci cations have been prepared by Donadio & Associates Architects, P.A. Bidders are instructed to forward all communications regarding the Plans and Speci cation in writing to Donadio & Associates Architects, P.A., Attention: Haydn Curtis at Haydn@donadio-arch.com rather than the Engineer or Owner. All addenda will be prepared and only issued Donadio & Associates Architects, P.A. Bidders shall submit ONE (1) MARKED ORIGINAL AND TWO (2) PHOTOCOPIES OF THE COMPLETED BID PACKAGE in a sealed envelope to the address listed above. The Project Name, Bid Number, Time and Date of the Bid opening shall be clearly marked on the outside of the sealed envelope. Facsimile or electronic responses shall not be accepted. All Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for ninety (90) calendar days after the day of the Bid opening The Owner reserves the right to waive any information, to reject any or all Bids, or to re-advertise for Bids. Award, will be to the low responsible and quali ed Bidder whose Bid is responsive to the invitation and is most advantageous to the Owner, price and other factors considered. The Owner speci cally reserves the right to take the Bidder’s past performance into consideration in determining the Bidder and its Bid are responsible and quali ed, and most advantageous to the Owner. 429591 ON 10/26;11/9/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD186 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3503 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: COM AT NW COR OF SEC 17 THENCE ALONG W BDRY OF SEC 2627.06 FT TO 1/4 SEC LINE THENCE S 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC E 1891 FT TO PT THENCE N 0 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC E 1222 FT TO POB THENCE CONT N 0 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC E 100 FT THENCE N 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC W 100 FT THENCE AT RT ANGLES S 100 FT THENCE E TO POB 17 37S 36E .23 ACRES 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-050B Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LINDA C JOYNER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 429050 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 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 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD184 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3476 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: BEGINNING AT THE QUARTER SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST RUN THENCE NORTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC EAST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 22.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 22.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 78.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE AFORESAID SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 78.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOT 3D OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT OF A PART OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST AND A PORTION OF LOT 4D FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN SECTIONS 17 AND 18 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA SAID PORTION OF LOT 4D BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE WEST 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 22.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 3D SAID FOUR SEASONS ESTATES FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 1.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY R/W LINE OF NE 8TH WAY 70’ WIDE THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 54 MIN 53 SEC EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY R/W LINE OF NE 8TH WAY A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY R/W LINE OF NE 64TH AVE 80’ WIDE THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC WEST ALONG SAID WESTERLY R/W LINE A DISTANCE OF 1.00 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF AFORESAID LOT 3D THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 54 MIN 53 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3D A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-003D Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALINE NORMAN D JACQUELINE WHITE WARTA JACQUELINE D WARTA JACQUELINE D WHITE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770 429048 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CP-150 IN RE: ESTATE OF NOAH C. COOPER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of NOAH C. COOPER, deceased, whose date of death was September 5, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is October 26, 2012. Personal Representative: JERRY COOPER 3245 SE 36th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Attorney for Personal Representatives: GLENN J. SNEIDER, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 280461 Glenn J. Sneider, LC 200 SW 9th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 467-6570 429594 ON 10/26;11/2/2012 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast (DBA, Workforce Solutions) Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Job Training Consortium announce a meeting of the Workforce Development Board and Consortium to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:00 a.m. & Consortium 10:00 a.m. Place : Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 PURPOSE: To approve the 5-Year Local Workforce Strategic Plan, discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers and the Workforce Development Board (DBA, Workforce Solutions). A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 429509 ON 10/26/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD171 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 967 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 30 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 30 23 34S 33E 1-23-34-33-0A00-00030-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: FRANCOIS R JEAN GYROL JEAN-PAUL Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 428987 ON 10/26;11/2,9,16/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News October 26, 2012 orida.newszap.com wonderfully. Every swimmer broke their personal records and we had a strong showing.” Neafsey and the team isn’t done, however, as the OHS coach planned to push the team to nish with even better times in the week he has left to prepare for the Nov. 1, regional. “I think we met a lot of our goals but we’re not done yet. We still have times to drop,” he added. He said the girls relay teams could be in the mix for state this year. As many as four relay teams could qualify once the results are sorted out from districts. The highlight of the day was the new school record set by the 200medley relay team of Dalton Hodges, Brandon Ball, Michael Muros and Will Castillo. The record stood for 14 years. Castillo, a sophomore, and Muros, a freshman, both joined the OHS swim team this year. Hodges said they got pretty close to the record all season and were ready when the districts came, “We were hyped up and ready to go. It meant a lot to break it. I knew some of the guys on that old team, and they congratulated me.” Coach Neafsey said it was a great moment to be a part of and showed that hard work and dedication will pay off. Hodges quali ed for the regional in the 50 free. He has been to regional twice before, knows the pool and its con gurations, and thinks he can do well at the competition. He intends to swim in college or perhaps seek a career in the Navy or with the Indian River State College Fire Academy. Junior Brandon Ball quali ed for regional in the relay and in the 100 free. He has quali ed for the second consecutive year. He said he practiced hard all year and felt making regional was a good accomplishment. “I’ve always been a sprinter and that is what I’ve worked on. We’ll be the underdogs for sure, but we’ll swim hard and try to make it to states,” he added. Katie VanBeek quali ed in the 50 freestyle. She had worked for the past four years to make it as an individual and said the rst thought in her mind when she quali ed was “Finally!” She said it helped her to relax and felt awesome. “I focused on my race and it felt like a long wait to nd out if I made it or not. I’ve been close for the past two years and just missed the cut,” she explained. She began swimming with the Okeechobee Shockwaves when she was ve years old. She intends to study business and fashion merchandising in college. Swimmers who quali ed for the individual consolation nals included Sage Douglas, Aubrie Reister, Muros, Lucas Pinedo, Maddie Bean, Hunter Bosworth, Nathanael Bean, D.J. Nunez and Jordan Bolan. SWIMContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(L-R) OHS Swimming Coach Stephen Neafsey, Dalton Hodges, Brandon Ball, and Katie VanBeek will be among the Brahman swimmers who compete in the regional swim meet next Thursday in Fort Myers. Okeechobee Service Center said that the Taylor Creek lock should be reopened sometime between the rst of December and the rst of January. However, he added that even after the lock is reopened, construction will continue into February or March. He said that a section of the Kissimmee River staring south of the U.S. 98 bridge and going upstream would soon be closed to navigation for 12 to 18 months for a Kissimmee River restoration project. Mr. Ritter added that the lake level is close to the ideal level of 15.5 feet going into the dry season. Commissioner Joey Hoover stated there needs to a county policy concerning the replacement of culverts. He said that some surrounding local governments replace damaged culverts once they have been installed by the property owner. Other governments require the property owner to be responsible for culvert maintenance. Deputy county administrator Jim Threewitts replied that the board had adopted a policy that the board would maintain culverts once they had been installed by the property owner. He said the question is whether or not the county could afford to continue that policy. County attorney John Cassels stated that the policy needs clari cation and could be discussed at the workshop on drainage issues that the commission would be holding in the near future. Turning to routine business, commissioners approved expenditure of $19,000 to help sponsor the 2013 Forest L. Wood (FLW) Outdoors EverStart Tournament, Jan. 10-12, 2013 and the National Guard FLW College Fishing Southeastern Division Qualifying Tournament on Jan. 12, 2013. The rst event is expected to bring in 300 anglers and the second is expected to draw 80 anglers. Both events will use the facilities of C. Scott Driver Park. The total economic impact on the county is estimated at $926,895. “This is money well spent,” Commission Chair Margaret Garrard Helton said of the expenditure on the tournaments. BOCCContinued From Page 1 Car show to bene t OHS Auto TechThe Sound Off and Car Show will be held at Okeechobee High School, on Saturday, Nov. 17 to bene t the OHS Automotive Technology Program for updated tools and equipment. There will be door prizes, contests and games. This event will feature Show Classes: classic, modern, truck lifted, truck lowered and custom. SPL classes: street 1-4 and single cab truck, singles. Cost to compete is $20 including two runs and $5 for rerun. Sign-up starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. with the competition starting at 11 a.m. Since the show is being held on high school property, there will be Zero Tolerance for alcohol, drugs and weapons. Law enforcement will be onsite to enforce these rules. For information, call Mr. Anderson at 863-634-5272.

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