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Friday, September 27, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 116 15.94 feetLast Year: 15.40 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. M i s s R o d e o Miss Rodeo F l o r i d a p a g e a n t Florida pageant i n O k e e c h o b e e in Okeechobee ... Page 5 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Florida Department of Transportation plans to invest millions in road improvements in Okeechobee County in 2014. At the Thursday meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission, FDOT’s Nicole Mills presented an update on the plans to widen State Road 70 from Northeast 34th Avenue to Berman Road. The project starts where the four-lane portion of S.R. 70 currently ends, she explained. The road will be four-laned for an additional 6.79 miles. The $61,286,000 project will include replacing the bridge near the Agri-Civic Center. Buying up right-of-way will take up nearly half of the money allocated. Ms. Mills said the land purchases will total $25,690,000. She explained that a wide section is required to straightened a curve in the road and that part of the property purchased by FDOT will be used for 13 storm water collection ponds. S.R. 70 four-laning to expand 6 miles New Eagle Scout ... Page 11 Two arrested on drug charges ... Page 5 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Teen AnglersTeen anglers compete in tourneyDakota Dietrich won the rst place prize in the 15-18 age group in the Big O Teen Anglers tournament with 11.20 lbs. He also received the prize for Big Fish at 7.14 lbs. For more on the story, see page 11. See ROAD — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Some Florida Power & Light customers were without power for a while Wednesday evening after a power line was pulled down by a van that was sitting on the top level of a car hauling trailer. An accident report by Deputy Adam Baker, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), indicated the incident occurred around 8:47 p.m. in the 1000 block of U.S. 98 N. According to the deputy’s accident report a Kenworth semi was towing the car hauler when a luggage rack on top of the van came into contact with the power line. The line was pulled down and exposed wires were lying on the roadway. This also caused a power Power line snags on car carrier By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Commission Thursday set priorities for projects and funding to present to Legislative Delegation next month. The Oct. 4 Legislative Delegation meeting will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County Commission, 304 Northwest Second St. Local and regional priorities set by the county commission include:  Support for continued Medicaid formula re nement to assist smaller rural counties;  Support for small count y relief from tax loss, homestead exemptions should begin on second $25,000 of propert y County prioritizes funding ‘wish list’ See POWER — Page 5 See COUNTY — Page 5

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Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 84F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Extended ForecastSaturday : Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 82F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Saturday Night : Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday : Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 84F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 email ”bizsearch@newszap.com MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Sept. 27TH Thurs., Oct. 3RDFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “LEE DANIEL’S THE BUTLER”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:15, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:15, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “ INSIDIOUS 2”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2”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-13 PG 2 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013 Okeechobee Forecast Even people who regularly attend live theatre performances have never seen anything quite like “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The show which is billed as “a musical within a comedy,” has been hailed as the most original musical to hit Broadway in decades. And now it’s hitting Okeechobee. The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) will kick off its 35th year when “Chaperone” opens on Nov. 1, as the rst of the three shows scheduled for the season. Advance reserved seat subscriptions for the complete trio of productions which will also include the holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” in December and the romantic comedy, “Send Me No Flowers” in March, are just $28. This represents a savings of $8 off the regular $12 per show single tickets. There is only one week left to purchase season subscriptions. They are available only through Thursday, Oct. 3. Information on how to buy season tickets is available on the theatre website, www. okeechobeecommunitytheatre.com, or by calling 863-763-1307. What makes “The Drowsy Chaperone” so different, and also so much fun, is its unique “show-within-a-show” approach that led it to win seven of Broadway’s Tony Awards when it premiered in New York in 2006. A man who is a devoted fan of musical theatre sits in a chair in his living room and serves as host, inviting the audience to join him in listening to a recording of his favorite Broadway musical from 1928. As the record begins to play, the show springs to life around him, allowing him to comment on the story and the performers as the show unfolds. The eighteen very funny songs included in the production have such catchy melodies that audience members will nd themselves humming them as they leave the theatre. Additionally, the October performance will utilize professionally produced recorded orchestral tracks that are on par with the quality of the background music one would hear on the New York stage. The extremely talented and dedicated group of local performers includes James Garner as the “Man in the chair.” The cast which materializes around him is made up of Jane Kaufman, Michael White, Billy McCullers, Kisha Law, John Garner, Harry Moldenhauer, Vincenzo Pasquarella, Laurie Garner, Don Refranz, Tina Welborn, Christian Garner, Blaire Law, Louise Chandler, Andrew Hall and Charlotte Papasso. Performances of “The Drows y Chaperone” are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings, Nov. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee on Nov. 9. The theatre is on the Okeechobee Freshman Campus on S.W. Second Avenue at Seventh Street, one block west of Golden Corral Restaurant. The Okeechobee Community Theatre, founded in 1979, is an all-volunteer non-pro t organization of local people who produce live on-stage entertainment for area audiences. It is a member of the American Association o f Community Theatre, and the Florida Theatre Conference. OCT to present live ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ DUI checkpoint planned on SR 78The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint Friday, Sept. 27, on S.R. 78. Law enforcement members will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol and/ or drug impairment. They will also check drivers for proper licensing. Assisting OCSO deputies at the checkpoint will be of cers from the Okeechobee City Police Department and troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol. Barrel racing clinic is this weekendThe Martha Josey Barrel Racing & Horsemanship Clinic will be held Friday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The two-and-a-half day barrel racing clinic is perfect for beginners or experienced riders. Learn how to start your new prospect or put more con dence and snappy turns on your nished horse. For information or to register, go online to www.barrelracers.com. Special to the Okeechobee News The Indian River State College Performing and Visual Arts Department is taking their show on the road, performing the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre show, “Autograph of a Murder,” at the Sunrise Theatre’s black Box Theatre in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce 6 p.m. on Oct. 10-11. Come and join the IRSC Performing and Visual Arts Department for a funlled evening of murder, mayhem and delicious food. The show is sure to delight anyone who enjoy a fun “whodunit!” story and an evening of great food and fun entertainment. The show includes a full-course dinner (with choice of three entrees) and dessert served with coffee or tea. An optional cash bar is available. Tickets are $35 and include the show and dinner. Tickets are available at the Sunrise Theatre Box Of ce located at 117 South Second St., Fort Pierce. No online reservations are available for the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, only phone reservations. Call 772-461-4775 or visit www. sunrisetheatre.com for more information. IRSC presents mystery “Autograph of a Murder”

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Eagles serving steak dinnerCypress Hut Eagles, 4509, will be serving your choice of a rib eye steak, shrimp or sh, dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 Entertainment will be provided by Wayne Purvis. Saturday, Sept. 28, it will be Nacho Night by the ladies auxiliary. Entertainment will be by Julie & Rick. Also, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, is the weekly dart tournament with hamburgers being served. The public is welcome. Tuesday's proceeds go to breast cancer research, and the rest will go to community and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Aerie 4137 offering dinnerAerie 4137 (North Eagles) will offer steak dinners Friday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with music by Michael. Saturday, Sept. 28, ve-card bingo is at 5:30. Tuesday, Oct. 1, bingo starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Proceeds go to support the community. Eagles are People helping People.4-H Club plans yard saleOkeechobee Goat and Lamb 4-H Club will host a farm swap and yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. until noon at 801 S.W. Park St. at Jones Supply. For information, call Debbie at 863-634-6181.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion post 64 will host Sunday night bingo Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.VFW hosting breakfastVFW Post 9528 in Buckhead Ridge will host a pancake breakfast Sunday, Sept. 29, from 9 until 11 a.m. Meals will be available for $4 to $6 donation. Proceeds will go to Veterans Village a veterans retirement village in Ft. McCoy. For information, call Timmie at 467-2882.Prayer walk is Sept. 29The Fifth-Sunday community-wide service, sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association (OMA), will be Sunday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, located at 312 N Parrott Ave. Rev. Allen Patterson will be preaching, the Okeechobee Community Choir will be singing, and many members of the Ministerial Association will be participating in the service. Come, hear the word of the Lord preached and enjoy the fellowship this unique, small-town community-wide service provides.FFA alumni to meetThe Okeechobee FFA alumni will have their rst meeting of the year Monday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. at the County Extension Of ce on U.S. 98 N. For information, call 863-467-8696.Club hosts spaghetti dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will be serving a spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 1 You are invited to join your friends and neighbors for delicious homemade food and great fellowship. Serving is from 4 until 7 p.m. and reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is located at 1740 S.W. 53rd St. (S.R. 78 W.). For your listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided from 5 until 8 p.m. Proceeds will bene t Shrine Charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863-7633378. Lake Okeechobee Have you been shing on Lake Okeechobee recently? It is beautiful. There are lots of sh and they are fat. I hear on the news about the people on the coasts saying t he lake water is so bad. The lake is in the b est shape in many years. I think the bad w ater is coming from the runoff into their c anals. Don't run your mouth about Lake Okeechobee until you have spent a day on t he lake with someone who shes it regularly. The problem with Lake Okeechobee is t hat it has not been a natural system since t hey built the Herbert Hoover Dike. The wat er is supposed to ow naturally over a wide marshy area down into the Everglades. But w here the water used to ow, there are now s ugar cane elds and towns. So the water is trapped by the dike and allowed only to go out canals. Before they built the dike, the w ater level was high during the rainy season and then it shrunk back down during the dry season. It didn't stay high year round. Of c ourse water should not be going to either c oast at the rate it does now. The canal to t he St. Lucie River is man-made. It was dug for transportation. Since we no longer need w ater transportation, maybe they should just ll it back in. The Caloosahatchee River was c onnected to a small lake that is no longer t here, and that lake was fed through a marsh from Lake Okeechobee. The canal from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee is man-made. But the biggest problem is they use the Kissimmee River to dump water in order to prevent any ooding in Orlando. T hat water is coming down the river much t oo fast and that is where the nutrient problem comes from.Dike Does the concern about the dike inc lude that the ood maps will change for people on the south end of the lake? They s ay if the lake gets above 20 feet, that dike w ill fail. What kind of ood risk is that? The dike was built after that terrible hurricane in the 1920s. Why wasn't it maintained on a regular basis since then? All we hear now is the Corps of Engineers must drain the lake every year for hurricane season because the dike is weak in areas. They say that they have been repairing the dike for the past few years but when are they going to get it done? Our government can spend millions of dollars studying the mating habits of the marsh rabbit, why can't they get the dike repaired and let mother nature maintain our lake levels?Health insurance What I want to know is how Congress and some other well-connected folks to the Obama administration are getting waiver after waiver when not one concession has been made for the common folk? What about the ones who can't afford decent health care in the rst place. Yet Congress and other White House staffers have the audacity to complain they "might" loose their 75 percent subsidy for medical insurance. Well boo-hoo. What happened to the idea, "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States." The president promised that under the Obamacare plan, if you liked your health insurance and doctors, you wouldn't lose that. That is not true. People are losing the plans they liked. They are losing access to the doctors they liked. Insurance plans are changing due to the new requirements of Obamacare. The government is hurting the middle class. They are hurting small business. They should let the American public vote on the Affordable Care Act. I think most people would vote to get rid of it. A few provisions make sense and we could keep those. But overall, it is a train wreck.Vandalism Regarding the pastor who did not press charges against the vandals, it is nice to see a minister who is actually following the teachings of Jesus Christ and forgiving instead of condemning. It is appropriate that the kids will have to work and help repair what they destroyed. That will be a good lesson for them, a better lesson that sending them to juvenile detention. September 27, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out 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! Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013 A new Miss Rodeo Florida will be crowned this weekend and the pageant is in Okeechobee. The Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant will be held Friday, Sept. 27 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. Categories include: Miss Rodeo Florida (ages 19-25); Miss Teen Rodeo Florida (15-18); Miss Rodeo Florida Princess (11-14); and, Miss Rodeo Florida Sweetheart (7-10). The contest will start at 9 a.m. with a horsemanship competition. Lunch break is noon to 1 p.m. Horsemanship interviews are 1 to 2 p.m. There is no admission fee for spectators and the public is welcome to attend. At 5 p.m. The Queens Alumni Reception will be held at the KOA Resort in Okeechobee. The Stars and Stripes Fashion Show and Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Armed Services Luncheon will be at the KOA. The announcement of winners and award ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. at the KOA on Saturday. Miss Rodeo Florida and Miss Teen Rodeo Florida serve the great state of Florida as of cial ambassadors and spokeswomen for the professional sport of rodeo and our western traditions. As role models, these ne ladies will educate the public as they travel throughout the State of Florida and across the nation. Miss Rodeo Florida pageant in Okeechobee this weekend outage to the area. The driver of the KenworthCarlos De La Paz, 56, of Miamidid not stop, added the report. Of cers from the Okeechobee City Police Department caught up with De La Paz on Southeast Third Avenue. Deputy Baker indicated the height of the trailer was measured and was found to be 14.9 feet from the ground to the top. That height, he added, exceeds the legal limit of 14.5 feet for car carriers. De La Paz was issued a traf c citation for careless driving. An FP&L spokesman Thursday afternoon said 1,861 customers were without power due to the accident. Electrical power was restored to those customers at 9:21 p.m. There were no other damages reported, and there were no injuries. POWERContinued From Page 1 The work will be done in the summer of 2014, she said. The money is in the FDOT budget for the 2013-2014 scal year. The completion of the four-laning of this portion of State Road 70 should be around the same time as the completion of the improvements to the intersection of State Road 70 and U.S. 441, she said. These are two separate projects, she explained, but should be nished around the same time. "There won't be any easy way to get through town for a little while, but it will be very nice when it is done," she said. Ms. Mills said they plan to hold public workshop on the State Road 70 improvements on Oct. 29 at the South Florida Water Management District Of ce in Okeechobee. More details on that meeting will be in future editions of this newspaper. ROADContinued From Page 1 value; Oppose any legislation mandating changes that Okeechobee County would have to fund locally; Support and maintain funding for small counties library funding; Support continuation of the Fiscally Constrained Counties Set-Aside Funding; Support for funding of Small County Solid Waste Grants; and, Support continuation of the Florida Enterprise Program. Infrastructure issues to be incorporated into the Legislative Packet and addressed during the Legislative Delegation Hearing include Storm Water Infrastructure Funding Assistance of $750,000 for storm water conveyance and improved water quality projects which provide for treatment of nutrient laden waters entering the Rim Canal, Nubbins Slough, Taylor Creek and Lake Okeechobee. Parks/Recreation issues to be incorporated into the Legislative Packet and addressed during the Legislative Delegation Hearing include: Okee-Tantie improvements funding assistance; and, Support for the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program Grant funding. Transportation to be included are: Airport ADA and Security Improvements Funding Assistance; Provide support for airport mitigation issues; Provide support for FDOT funding for SR70, SR710 and maintain funding for portions that are planned, designed and/or under way with additional support to advance and expedite the projects; Support continuation of funding for the FDOT Small County Resurface Assistance Program; Support continuation of funding for the FDOT Small County Outreach Program. Other agencies issues to be incorporated into the Legislative Packet and addressed during the Legislative Delegation Hearing include: Support for the City of Okeechobee legislative issues; Support for Okeechobee Utility Authority legislative issues; Support for Okeechobee County School District legislative issues; Support the Small Counties 2014 Legislative Priorities Package, as appropriate; Support the Okeechobee Battle eld Historic State Park funding assistance requests; Support 9 County Coalition priorities for Lake Okeechobee Improvements of the water management issues as related to Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation, Kissimmee River; and, Restoration and C43 & C44 STAs. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After stopping a pickup due to a defaced license tag, narcotics detectives arrested both men in the vehicle on cocaine and meth possession charges. Arrest reports by an Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force detective show that Holmes Eugene Boyd and Corey Nathan Hardy were both arrested Wednesday, Sept. 25, then booked into the Okeechobee County Jail. Boyd, 47, Country Road, Lorida, was arrested on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond w as set at $6,000. Hardy, 32, N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, w as arrested on a felony charge of possession of cocaine and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was also set at $6,000. The detective's arrest report stated the 1997 Ford pickup driven by Boyd was stopped in the 1000 block of Northwest Sixth St. around 8:44 p.m. Wednesday, and both men were asked to get out of the vehicle. As Hardy stepped out of the truck, a cap from a small ashlight apparently fell from his lap. A suspicious and solid substance was found by the cap where it had landed. When that substance was eld tested, that test allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine. The rest of the ashlight was found inside the truck where Hardy had been seated. The detective stated that a white residue was found inside the ashlight, and when that residue was eld tested it also indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine. When task force detectives searched the truck they found two, over-the-counter pain reliever containers. In those containers the detectives reportedly found substances they suspected of being methamphetamine. The substances were eld tested and each test indicated a positive result for the presence of meth. One of the containers held 1.3 grams of suspected meth while the other contained 0.5 grams of suspected meth, the report added. According to one of the detectives, the suspected meth belonged to Boyd. The investigators also reportedly found a digital scale and a blue plastic straw in the truck. Okeechobee men arrested on coke, meth charges Holmes E. Boyd Corey Nathan Hardy Special to the Okeechobee News The March of Dimes and Sano Pasteur are excited to announce the availability of Grandparents' Corner, a new online resource from the Sounds of Pertussis¨ Campaign to help grandparents learn more about pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and the importance of adult tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination. Researchers found when it could be determined how an infant caught pertussis, family members including grandparents were responsible for spreading the disease in up to 80 percent of cases. Dr. Arthur Kornhaber, a psychiatrist and expert in the area of Grandparent Communication, helped develop Grandparents' Corner to provide grandparents with customized tools and resources for them to learn more about pertussis and the important role they play in helping to protect their families. On the site, grandparents can read the Grandparents' Guide to Pertussis to learn how adult Tdap vaccination can help protect them and help stop the spread of pertussis to infants and nd answers to some frequently asked questions about the transition from "parent" to "grandparent." Anyone who comes in contact with a newborn should be up-to-date on their adult Tdap vaccination. For more information about pertussis, visit SoundsOfPertussis.com to access Grandparents' Corner, and visit www.marchofdimes.com to learn more about the March of Dimes' work to prevent premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality. New website provides health information for grandparents

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Daiana Belen Fonseca, 22 OKEECHOBEE — Daiana Belen Fonsec a passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was a resident of Okeechobee since 2002, coming from her birthplace. Daiana was a high school graduate and was a bartender for the past year at El Cielo Azul in Okeechobee, Fla. She is survived by her parents, Carlos and Simonet Fonseca of Buenos Aires, Argentina; three brothers, Eliseo (Erica) Fonseca of Okeechobee, Marcos Fonseca and Diego Fonseca, both of Buenos Aires, Argentina; and two nephews, Aidan and Mason. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3383 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 3383 SE 18th Ter., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Online condolences may be sent to www.buxtonseawinds.com Leon Williams, 96OKEECHOBEE — Leon Williams passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at Okeechobee Healthcare Facility, surrounded by his family. Leon was born Dec. 12, 1916 in Fellsmere, Fla. He moved to Okeechobee with his wife and son in 1949. He is predeceased by his wife, Oveta (Thomas) Williams, w hom he married on Sept. 17, 1938; and his sister, Christine Godw in. He is survived by his son, Robert A. Williams (LaVerne) of Okeechobee; three grandchildren, Bryan Williams of Okeechobee, Stephanie Williams-Larson (John) of Okeechobee, and Daphanie Williams-Linville (Jeff) of Normana, Texas; nine great-grandchildren; and nine greatgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Buster) Williams, Jr. of Okeechobee; and one sister, Ella Mae Boney of Lorida. A visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Fountain of Life Church, 1302 32nd St. Okeechobee, FL 34974. Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Buxton-Seaw inds Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be expressed online at w ww.buxtonseawinds.com Michael Wayne Powell, 38OKEECHOBEE — Michael Wayne Powell, of Valdosta, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born Dec. 10, 1974 in Fort Pierce, Fla., a son of the late Preston and Pat Smith Powell. Mike loved his job and going to work every day for A-LERT Construction Services, and was loved by the people he worked with, most of us knew him as “Red Rooter” back in the day. Others knew him as that hog hunting brother and that guy who loves to sh. Then there is us who knew him as family. Our heart aches for Lisa Ann Powell who has lost the love of her life and our heart aches for the brother and best friend we lost. God owes us no explanation, but He has a purpose somewhere in all this grief. We know Mike is reunited with his family in heaven, but he will still be missed here. Rest in peace brother 1974-2013” In addition to his wife, Lisa of Valdosta, Mike is survived by ve children, Charity Powell of Palm Bay, Fla., Preston Powell of Valdosta, Christopher Chandler and wife Pixie of Ocala, Fla., Dustin Chandler and Matthew McGee, both of Valdosta; one granddaughter, Lily Chandler of Ocala, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Allen Powell of Okeechobee, and Shawn Emory Powell and wife Jodi of Madison, Fla.; one sister, Katie Adel Hamner and husband Quinton of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a special sister-in-law, April Symington of Sebring, Fla.; fourteen nieces and nephews, Sarah, Chase, Aaron, Gauge, LeeAnn, Austin, Dylan, Sierra, Blatin, Zander, Mattie, Dalton, little Michael and Aubrey. In addition to his parents, Preston (Pop-pop) Powell and Pat (Granny) Powell, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Quinton Hamner, Jr. Funeral Services for Mike are tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home, 2215 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, Ga. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. In lieu of owers Mike’s family requests donations be made to assist with his funeral expenses, please send to Carson McLane Funeral Home, P.O. Box 5203, Valdosta, GA 31603. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane Funeral Home. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.John Bryan ‘Snook’ Watford, 83 OKEECHOBEE — John Bryan “Snook” Watford passed away Sept. 20, 2013. He was born Sept. 10, 1930 in Okeechobee. He was a graduate of Okeechobee High School and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He left Okeechobee in 1963 to work for Motorola for the next 30 years, returning to Okeechobee in 2010. John was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee. He was a loving father, faithful husband and devoted friend to many. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, J ohn, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Fulford Watford; his two sons and their wives, Mark and Joy and Glen and Judy; his seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements are under the directions of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Online Condolences may be sent to www.buxtonseawinds.com Shanda RaNae Altman, 40OKEECHOBEE — Shanda RaNae Altman passed away Sept. 21, 2013. She was born July 28, 1973 in Okeechobee, Fla. She was a teacher with Pemayetv Emahakv Our Way Charter School on the Seminole Reservation. She loved teaching and all her kids. Shanda was preceded in death by her mother, Sheryl Abney; and her uncle, Mike Altman. She is survived by her father, Red Altman (Rhonda); brother, Shane Altman (Laura); nieces Lacy and Sherry Altman all of Okeechobee; stepbrothers, Kyle Abney (Harmony) of Stuart, Wes Abney and Tracy Cook of Okeechobee; step-sister, Lisa Cook of Panama City; stepnephew, Blake Hollister; grandmother, Ruby Altman; uncles, David Altman (Sandi) all of Okeechobee, Roger Vaught (Karen) of Valdosta, Don Deloney (Lana) of Okeechobee; aunts, Susan Rucks (Charlie) of Okeechobee, Judy Ann Bowen (Bob) of Boca Grand, Sandy Rowland (Larry) of Stienhatchee, Fla., and Gwen Altman; and a host of cousins. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013 Did you submit a page of news, but only one line got in the paper? You can have it your way! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News.

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The Indian River State College Performing and Visual Arts Department will present the classic Greek tragedy by Aeschylus “The Libation Bearers” Sept. 2728 with shows both days at 7 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matine performance on Saturday, Sept. 28. Individual tickets are $15 each. Aeschylus’ “The Libation Bearers” presents the audience with Greek tragedy at its bloody best. This is the second play in the Oresteia trilogy and shares the story of Electra’s revenge for Agamemnon’s death. Tickets can be purchased online at www.irsc.edu or at the box office located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virgini a Ave. in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by phone with VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. For your convenience, tickets ma y now be picked up at will call before the shows. Call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box Office at 1-800-220-9915 to reserve your seats. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 M. Fernanda Cuellar, RPT PHYSICAL THERAPYCONNECTION• Comprehensive Care for Back & Neck Pain • Joint Stiffness/Pain • Paralysis/Stroke Rehab • Post Surgeries & Joint Replacements • Auto, Work and Personal InjuriesThe relation between you and wellnessŽ 414 NW 3rd St • Okeechobee (P) 863.824.0499 • (F) 863.824.0511 www.physicaltherapy-connection.comWe accept most insurances 8 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013 IRSC Performing Arts presents ‘The Libation Bearers’ Special to the Okeechobee News/ IRSCIndian River State College will present the Greek tragedy, “The Libation Bearers” Friday and Saturday in the McAlpin Center on the Main Campus in Fort Pierce.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man entered into a plea agreement with the state and was sentenced to 90 months in prison after being found guilty on 46 felony counts. Jody Maurice Crum, 41, had offered a plea of no contest in May. Circuit Court J udge Sherwood Bauer accepted the plea and found Crum guilty of 45 felony counts of forgery of a bank check and one felony count of possession of a forged note or bill. He was also found guilty on one misdemeanor count of solicitation to utter a forged check, said Assistant State Attorney Rob Moeller. Judge Bauer sentenced Crum on Monday, Sept. 23. In order to prove the felony possession charge, Mr. Moeller explained he had to prove that Crum had 10 or more forged instruments in his possession. Because Crum gave a “full confession and cooperated fully” his prison stint was capped at 90 months, added Mr. Moeller. Crum will receive credit for the 260 days he’s already spent in jail, and will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence. The prosecutor said Crum will not be placed on probation when released from prison. According to Detective Susan Morrison, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), she arrested Crum for using his computer to make up bogus payroll checks on a Fort Pierce company. The checks also had a ctitious account number. The detective’s arrest report indicated that he planned on using Hispanics who are in the U.S. illegally to cash the checks. Crum had apparently found an intermediary who was going to nd the men to cash his fake checks. Each check was made out for $579.38. The detective’s report stated Crum was going to pay the intermediary $150 per check, each of the Hispanic men $100 per check and he was going to put a total of about $14,822.10 into his own pocket. However, Detective Morrison was able to intercept Crum before he passed any of the bogus checks. A records check indicated that Crum was released from prison on Jan. 4, 2011, after being convicted of grand theft and uttering forged bills in Martin County. He was sentenced to ve years in prison on that conviction and was actually sent to prison on April 11, 2008. At the time of that arrest Crum was on probation in Okeechobee, Polk and St. Lucie counties after being found guilty of grand theft, forgery or uttering forged bills in each of those counties. In all, Crum has been convicted in six felony cases dating back to 2004. In his latest case, Crum was represented by defense attorney Stanley Glenn, from the District 19 Public Defender’s Of ce. Jody Crum sentenced to 90 months in prison The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Clayton Delane Lineberry, 31, S.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 24 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of cocaine. His bond was set at $1,000.  Marquise Ladell Daniels, 24, Eighth St., Phenix, Ala., was arrested Sept. 24 by Deputy Marcus Collier on a Leon County warrant charging him with felony battery. He is being held without bond.  Esteban Medrano Arellano, 24, N.W. 21st Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 24 by Deputy Marcus Collier on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation aggravated assault and violation of probation violate domestic violence injunction. He is being held without bond.  William Christopher Moore Jr., 32, S.E. 29th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 24 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (suboxone), and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $9,500.  Briana Gail Davis, 32, Center St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 24 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond w as set at $4,500.  Robert Lewis Rowland, 49, S.E. 30th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 25 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation burglary of a dwelling. He is being held without bond.  Shannon Dakota Gerber, 21, E. Center St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 25 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an amended DOC warrant charging her with violation of probation uttering forged bills. 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 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS ORTHOPAEDICS Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. FAMILY MEDICINE GYNECOLOGY 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com 10 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers, Inc. Aug. 31 tournament was held out of Okee-Tantie. They had 15 anglers bring 44 sh to the scales with a total weight of 81.29 lbs. Throughout the summer months the club agreed to make it a threesh limit. They had 14 limits. The winners in the 11-14 age group are:  First, Nathan Center with 6.97 lbs.;  Second, Josh Hiler with 6.48 lbs. and Big Fish at 3.27 lbs.;  Third, Cody Bigford with 6.37 lbs. The winners in the 15-18 group are:  First, Dakota Dietrich with 11.20 lbs. and Big Fish at 7.14 lbs.;  Second, Kail Stevens with 7.04 lbs.;  Third, Jose Hernandez with 5.53 lbs. Big O Teen Anglers would like to thank boat captains Leroy Bauer, Ken Hall, Mike Ingram, Ernie Johnson, Robert Haff, Bob Stafford, Ben Carroll, Carl Lewis, Bob Haarer and Mike Zubricky. The angers also ask that everyone continue to keep Madalyne DuPont in their prayers. Teens bring 81 lbs. of bass to scales 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BETH NICHOLAS BIRTHDAY LOOK AT THIS WONDERFUL LADY, SHE JUST TURNED 80 11 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News Historically, only about 4 percent of Boy Scouts earn the coveted Eagle Scout rank. During the Boy Scouts centennial year of 2012, that jumped to around 7 percent of all Boy Scouts who persevered to obtain the elite award. It’s an achievement that takes y ears of commitment and ends with the Scout overseeing a signi cant community project which is something that 15-year-old J ames Bell knows all about. James Edward Bell, son of Jody and Teresa Bell, was awarded the Boy Scouts highest honor, the rank of Eagle on Sept. 19, 2013. James sat before the Eagle Board of Review which consisted of the following members: Ray Worley (Eagle Board Chair), Steve Dobbs and Mark Mayers. We extend a special thank you to these three gentlemen for serving our youth in this manner. When asked at his Eagle Board, “What kind of people do you look up to?” James responded, “Mr. Danny Parker!” (Scoutmaster). James is a member of Troop 913, sponsored by The Fountain of Life Church which meets Friday nights at 6 p.m. His journey to Eagle began 9 years ago as a Tiger Cub at the young age of 6. He has earned a total of 31 merit badges to date, but doesn’t plan to stop now. His favorite merit badge was Archery. He has served in various leadership positions and is currently serving as Senior Patrol Leader. Since becoming a Scout in 2004, he has camped a total of 109 nights and successfully completed BSA’s National Youth Leadership Training during the summer of 2013. James completed his Eagle project May 18, 2013 by planning and providing leadership to volunteers for the building of wood duck boxes for FWC. (A thank you from the family goes to Don Fox.) “Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like Eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:31 Some say it takes a community to raise a child; in James’ case he had the community and a great family. Special thanks go to the entire Bell and Parker families for their care of this ne young man. James Bell attains the rank of Eagle Scout Special to the Okeechobee NewsJames Bell recently earned his Eagle Scout rank. Left to right are Steven Dobbs, Eagle Scout Board of Review committee member, Danny Parker, Scoutmaster Troop 913, Teresa Bell, proud mom, Eagle Scout James Bell, proud dad Jody Bell, Eagle Scout Board of Review chairman Ray Worley and Eagle Scout Board of Review committee member Mark Mayers. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJosh Hiler won Big Fish and placed second in the 11-14 age group. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJose Hernandez took third place in the 15-18 age group. Special to the Okeechobee NewsNathan Center took rst place in the 11-14 age group. Special to the Okeechobee NewsCody Bigford placed third in the 11-14 age group. Special to the Okeechobee NewsKail Stevens placed second in the 15-18 age group. Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/ Rescue needs volunteers to help with of ce work and to help as kennel supervisors. The organization is non-pro t, with no paid staff and depends on donations and community volunteers. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-357-1104.

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Community Collaborative Council hosts speakers from Early Learning Coalition and FAU Center for AutismBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Representatives of the Early Learning Coalition and the Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism were the featured speakers at the monthly meeting of the Okeechobee Community Collaborative Council Tuesday. Miss Jacki Jackson, Executive Director of the Early Learning Coalition of the Treasure Coast said they serve children up to 5 years old. They are a non pro t organization. She explained 94 percent of their funding is from federal and state governments. A local match of 6 percent is required for each county, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee. They are governed by the 1999 School Readiness A ct enacted by the legislature. They allow every resident in the state who is four years old access to free Pre-K education. There is no income requirement. They can also assist families with rental assistance, car seats, nding doctors, and with other services. United Way of Okeechobee provides assistance in Okeechobee as does the Children Services Council. They also accept donations and hold numerous fundraisers to raise local match dollars. They contract with private providers and preschools. They also focus on school readiness. The state required the School Readiness Act in 1999 to bring early care and education together under one program. They serve families who are at or below the poverty level, and primary focus on those under ve years old. They are mandated to serve at-risk children, homeless children and workforce referrals. The local contact number is 863-357-1154. The FAU Center for Autism and related disabilities has created a support group in Okeechobee County. They met Tuesday night at the public library. They are in the beginning stages. The next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the library. The mission is to provide free services to those with autism related disabilities. The client must provide proof of the disorder. Parental consent is required. Alison Bourdeau said the family calls the center when they need services. They provide regional training and conferences. They provide expert consulting, training and support for people with autism and related disabilities, their families and the professionals serving them. For more information you can call 1-800-9-Autism. If you have questions about the support group you can contact Alison at 772-873-3422. The center covers Palm Beach, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee Counties. Bourdeau said they also work with caregivers and professionals on how to work best with individuals with disabilities. They teach new skills, help them understand and resolve challenging behaviors, improve meaningful communication skills, and help them to become more socially competent in society. Bourdeau said more kids are being diagnosed with autism and that has led to an increase in programs for these children. They provide resources and information for teachers who have to deal with autistic kids in their classroom. The annual health and safety expo is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2014 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Last year over 2,600 people attended the expo. Everglades Elementary School will hold an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 6-8 p.m. Local agencies that provide services to children are invited. The council voted to participate in a toy and gift drive for My Aunt's House for the Christmas season. Monetary donations will also be accepted. The nonpro t group helps needy families in Okeechobee have a Merry Christmas. My Aunt's House is located at 202 N.E. Second St. Suite 8. The group served 360 students with school supplies this year. Plans are underway for a Stem Symposium for local students at Indian River State College to be held in October. Contact Katie Lawson at OHS for more information. Okeechobee Senior Services now has a new center at the health department building on Northwest Ninth Avenue. They provide lunches and many other services to seniors. She invited the public to drop by and learn more about the new center. For more information, call Wanda Klesper at 863-4625182. Shawn Kiel of YMCA said the School's Out program is operated at Sacred Heart Church when there is no school that day. For example a teacher work day is planned on Oct. 21. They will provide 11 hours o f day care on that day. Students 13 and under are eligible for $15 and under. Scholarships are also available and special discounts are given based on need and income. Any information can be obtained at 863-484-0202. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST EPISCOPALCHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 BAPTIST CHURCH Advertise Your Church Happenings! Vacation Bible School Prayer Meetings, etc. Call 863-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.com Join us for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern Gospel favorites, and piano and bass duets on th St. (approx. 6 miles north on 441)Rev. Richard GilesSunday at 10:45am and 6pm., with Sunday School at 9:45am and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. 12 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013 A utism support group formed in Okeechobee Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJacki Jackson of the Early Learning Coalition was a featured speaker at the Okeechobee CCC meeting on Tuesday. Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy A lison Bourdeau of the FAU Center for A utism and Related Disabilities spoke about a local support group of parents of autistic children Tuesday.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013 By Tabitha TrentSpecial to the Okeechobee News Congratulations to OHS senior Jake Menendez for being selected as Rotary’s Student of the Month. During his presentation to Rotary members, Jake spoke of his love for serving and mentoring others, especially Okeechobee’s youth. Jake is very involved with extracurricular academic activities; he serves as the Florida 4-H State Council Vice President; is a member and camp counselor for the Okeechobee 4-H Club, National Honor Society member and is a varsity wrestler champion. In addition to being recognized for his amazing 804 hours of community service and fund raising activities, one of Jake’s teachers summarized his commitment to “Service Above Self” by w riting, “Jake is always polite and mannerly. I enjoy interacting with him. It is not often that I see such a poised and polished young man. He served as a youth counselor with me this summer and I was very impressed w ith his responsible and mature nature.” J ake is a student who always encourages others even in the most challenging of situations. He strives to “see that the good of the organization always trumps the good of an individual.” Upon graduation Jake plans to pursue a master’s degree with the University of Florida and a career in politics. The Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets every Tuesday at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant; please feel free to come join us for a wonderful time of fellowship and experience “Service Above Self” in action! Menendez is Rotary Student of the Month Special to the Okeechobee NewsPictured left to right are Jake Menendez and Rotary president-elect Rob Willson. Special to the Okeechobee NewsCountry kitchen at Grand OaksGrand Oaks residents Gretchen Deaton, Mildred Cox, Lora Hornick and Ellen Bastianelli enjoy the Pineapple Casserole that they made during the Country Kitchen program at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility. The previous week the residents baked a Butterscotch Pie. The Country Kitchen program allows the residents to share their recipes with the other residents and enjoy the art of cooking.

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Guardians for New Futures (GFNF), a not-for-pro t working to support children w ho are abused, neglected and abandoned as well as provide public awareness and education, has recently con rmed the appointment of the board of directors representing Martin and Okeechobee Counties. Board President, Debbie Butler was re-elected as board president and made the announcement. Martin and Okeechobee County residents and professionals Michelle Akins and Lisa Rule and Leah Wypych have been con rmed as board members. The announcement of board appointments came just prior to the annual Save Our Children Conference which is a major event and important in the educational and professional training of violence, bullying, drugs, maltreatment, eating disorders and neglect plaguing our children and teens in Martin, Okeechobee and on the Treasure Coast. The volunteer Treasure Coast GFNF board members work throughout Martin, St Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties providing free trainings to ensure that our children are kept safe. The mission of the board is to raise awareness with regard to the alarming number of children who are maltreated and provide education and information to the general public as to how individuals can help to protect children from further harm. Each board member brings a passion to do all they can to protect the innocent, vulnerable children of our communities. For more details or information, regarding volunteer opportunities visit www. gfnf.org or call 772-807-3868. Guardians for New Futures has new board members 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: CT Scan, Digital Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, & Ultrasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Treat Kids Too! Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M. MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: Call to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 14 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News OHS track coach AJ Mayernik remembers w hen he was a running star at Clarion Univ ersity in Pennsylvania between 2000 and 2004. Now at age 32, he is reliving his running days as he competes in various races around the region. His efforts resulted in a victory at the Race for Boy Scout Troop 500 in Vero Beach earlier this month. He also has competed in a race to bene t the Lincoln Park Academy track teams in Ft. Pierce in recent weeks. Mayernik also competed in a road race in Pennsylvania over the summer. In the past, Mayernik has won his age division in the Lost 7-mile run on Lake Okeechobee. He remarked he earned a unique gift in that race -two dozen ears of corn. His goal is to get into shape and pare four minutes off his current times. He also thinks Okeechobee one day can host a 5-K race for the public. He said there are more runners in Okeechobee than people might think. "I feel my recent races have gone well," he said. "It is nice to see my nishing near the top of the leader board. I still would like to see my times drop and you must put in the time to get to where I want to be." Mayernik said the race in Vero Beach was dif cult. He hadn't scouted out the course and didn't know anything about his competition. He started off strong, built a 300-yard lead at the midway point and then went on to win. He said the race was not just about physical endurance but mental toughness. "At each critical point I did a pickup, (increase in speed), to make sure the second place runner didn't gain con dence and believe they could catch me. I played mental games to stay ahead of the other runners," he added. Mayernik said he hopes the kids on his team will notice that he continues to run. He said he hopes this shows them that he knows what he is talking about when it comes to running. He also wants his passion for the sport to rub off on the kids. "I want to show the kids I still have a passion for running so they think, Coach must know what is happening," he said. Mayernik said he has grown accustomed to the different terrain and the heat and humidity in Florida. He said he is con dent that one day Okeechobee can host a 5-K race. He notes the cross country high school districts will be held in October at the Okeechobee Ag Civic Center. Mayernik teaches sixth grade science at Yearling Middle School and is in his eighth year of teaching for the Okeechobee County School Board. Brahman coach wins 5-K race in Vero Beach Crafters wanted for Bazaar at Peace LutheranPeace Lutheran Church will have a Quilt and Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast and lunch will be sold and there will be a White Elephant Sale as well as crafts, plants, art, jewelry and beautiful quilts. A limited number of tables will be for rent to crafters at $10 each. Call Dottie at 863-532-8100.Martha’s House holds domestic violence workshopMartha's House will host the Cut Out Domestic Violence workshop for salon owners, cosmetologists, nail technicians, barbers, massage therapists and beauty consultants on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. at The Hampton Inn on State Road 70 in Okeechobee. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck to RSVP at 863-763-2893.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. AuctionsANTIQUES OPEN HOUSE 27th and 28th. Special sales, Door prizes, Refreshments Birthday Wishes for Ms. Beth. Co-Op Antiques, 1214 SW 2nd Ave., behind Dairy Queen, 10-4. Judy 863-634-1552, Beth 863-532-9138 Garage/ Yard SalesOKEECHOBEE 420 SE 8th Ave, September 28th and 29th, 2013, 9:00 AM 3:00 PM. Multi Family moving sale.Lots of Furniture, designer clothes, baby stuff, CAN’T MISS THIS ONE!!!! Shop here first! The classified ads Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full TimeWashington County School Program At Okeechobee Youth Development Center ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY SCIENCE Teacher (Grades 6-12) (This school is located in a Department of Juvenile Justice Facility)Position requirements are detailed at website: Go to http://wcsdschools.com Go to Administrative Services and click on Job Announcements Create an account with a username and password, unless you have already completed this process. Complete your application for a CERTIFIED POSITION and attach a resume, etc. Then, you MUST APPLY for this position. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 30th, 2013 (midnight)“Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants as well as employee” “Pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, random ( tness for duty) and follow-up drug testing will be implemented as per the School Board’s “Drug Free Workplace Policy” An Equal Opportunity Employer CLASS A OR B CDL DRIVER wanted Augger Exp. A Plus for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts available, apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. CLASS A -CDL DRIVER needed, must have DOT medical, clean driving history and 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full TimeDrivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifiedsEstablished grower and shipper of fresh produce seeking a proven and experienced individual with excellent maintenance skills and technical capabilities to manage our packing facility maintenance program. This position involves a high knowledge of mechanical, electrical, refrigeration systems and PLU systems. Seasonal demands during growing season. Please send resume to Resume33859 @gmail.com. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Buildings & Sheds CAR PORT Metal, 18x21’ $500 (863)946-0990 Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Apartments$450/mo. STEAL LOCATED IN TREASURE ISLAND 1BED/1BA, CITY WATER AND SEWER, SCREENED PORCH, CLEAN. CALL STEVE 863-801-1739 OR 863-763-3769 Apartment for Rent 2BR 1 1/2 BA Large Town House In Town, Very clean, W/D $675 mo, 1st, last & sec. Yearly Lease 863-697-1129 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $850 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. ApartmentsNW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo, $600mo., and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. OKEE2/1 First class property 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included $ 498.00 mo. Call for details. Mon -Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. Condos/Townhouses RentTaylor Creek Condo2BR/1BA, furnished, boat dockage, pool & water included,totally new kitchen & bath,$800/month + 1 month security. Call (863)658-4264 or (305)522-5024 Houses RentAFFORDABLE new house 3BR, 2BA, full size 2 car gar. 2200 sq. ft., full appliances w/dishwasher, lg. M/BR with walk-in closet, 4 person Jacuzzi tub, 300 sq. ft. Italian tile walkin shower, lg. kit. w/cent. island bar, $1395/mo. 1st, last & sec. Call (561)723-2226 Beautiful, Clean 3bd/2.5ba In the Oaks. Near Blue Heron Golf Course,Double car garage,screened patio, 2,500 sq. ft. under roof, a/c,sprinkler system, appliances,large yard, Oak and Palm trees, Quiet Street,$1,260.00 mo. plus security. Call 863-467-9250/ 519-746-4844 or e-mail d.mcara@hotmail.com Buckhead Waterfront 3bd/1ba CBS, large Florida room, tile, utility room, dock and deck, w/carport. $750 mo plus security. 1137 4th St BHR Call 561-968-4018 Houses RentOKEE 3/2 Home in Palm Creek. Some furniture. Prefer yearly lease, seasonal an option. Non Smoker. Small pets okay. $1,000.00 plus all utilities. Security deposit required. Interested parties please call 772-545-4292 and leave message. OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. OKEECHOBEE Country Hills Estates. Unique post and beam house on private 5 acre lot. 2bd one in loft, 2 ba., lrg. screen room, screened balcony with hot tub, all appliances, include W/D, $1350. mth. 708-218-8227. Waterfront RentalsFOR RENT: KISSIMMEE RIVER WATER FRONT HOUSE ONE BEDROOM ONE BATH WITH LARGE FLORIDA ROOM WITH GREAT RIVER VIEWFENCED IN YARD BOAT DOCK CAR PORT CENTRAL HEAT AND AIR THRU OUT FULLY FURNISHED 6 12 MONTH LEASE ONLY ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED -1ST AND SECURITY ADULTS ONLY SMALL PET WELCOME. CALL KAREN AT RIVER BLUFF FISHING RESORT (863) 467-4371 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Waterfront RentalsFOR RENT: WATER FRONT BRING THE BOAT AND THE FISHING POLES THIS PLACE HAS ROOM TO STORE IT ALL! FULLY FURNISHED TWO BEDROOM, ONE BATH MOBILE HOME, FLORIDA ROOM, SCREEN ROOM, WORK SHOP OR UTILITY ROOM, LOCATED ON RIM CANAL WITH LARGE YARD. ADULTS ONLY, PET WELCOME, 6 TO 12 MONTH LEASE ONLY. WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES. 863-467-4371 OR 863-447-0742. FOR RENT: WATER FRONT -IT DON’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS -FISH OUT YOUR BACK DOOR-ONE BEDROOM ONE BATH CONCRETE BLOCK FURNISHED HOUSELESS THAN A MILE FROM TOWN ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED LONG OR SHORT TERM 1ST & SECURITY (COMING AVAILABLE IN NOVEMBER -ONE BEDROOM ONE BATH DUPLEX ) CALL (863) 467-4371 OR 863-447-0742 Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 15 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. Notice is hereby given that the following vehicles will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S.. 713.78 on the sale dates at the locations below at 9:00 a.m. to satisfy towing and storage charges. 2003 Chevrolet 2G1WF52E039176435 1998 Toyota 1NXBR18E6WZ085587 Sale Date:10/11/2013 Location:Rapid Auto Disposal 4870 US hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 Lienors reserve the right to bid. 453391 ON 9/27/2013 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 10-12-13 @ 10:00 AM Unit #118 Leigh A. Salazar Unit #433 Lester C. Yeates Jr. 453315 ON 9/27;10/4/2013 Public NoticeWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 NOTICE OF OUA MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ces, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to adopt an amended FY 2013 Budget. All interested parties for or against the proposed Budget and other changes can be heard at said time and place. 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 453524 ON 9/27/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD267 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BE A MAN BUY LAND 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: 2492 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 5 LOT 13 BLOCK 58 1-05-37-35-0050-00580-0130 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: PATRICK J OMALLEY 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 7th day of November, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452803 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD277 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PPF HOLDINGS III LTD 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: 2863 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOT 15 BLOCK 23 1-24-37-35-0010-00230-0150 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MICHELLE RIOS 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 7th day of November, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452804 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD275 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that RICHARD III 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: 79 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007 Description of Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 23 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 23 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 23 09 34S 33E 1-09-34-33-0A00-00023-E000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANTHONY F DEBROWSKI II RANDA DEBROWSKI 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 7th day of November, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452789 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 Public Notice REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 6:00 p.m ., or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the City Clerk for the City’s records. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 453424 ON 9/27/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD274 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1867 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS GRANADA CIRCLE UNIDENTIFIED PARCEL HALF CIRCLE IN BLOCK 42 1-06-36-34-0030-00420-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADA ROGERS WILSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA S E WILSON JR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 7th day of November, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452802 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS AND REGULAR MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL OWNERS OF LANDS LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THAT, PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 AT 9:00 A.M. AT THE ADMINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE, LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: 1. ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR; 2. RECEIVING ANNUAL REPORTS AND TAKING SUCH ACTION WITH RESPECT THERETO AS THE LANDOWNERS MAY DETERMINE; AND 3. TRANSACTING SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE BOARD. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETING AT 9:30 A.M. A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166 452806 ON 9/20,27/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD269 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1862 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS GRANADA CIRCLE PLAZA AMADA 1-06-36-34-0030-00000-0PA0 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADA ROGERS WILSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA S E WILSON JR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 7th day of November, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452795 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD272 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1865 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS GRANADA CIRCLE PARCEL B 1-06-36-34-0030-00000-00B0 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADA ROGERS WILSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA S E WILSON JR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 7th day of November, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452799 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 Lots SaleJust Reduced large fenced lot in Treasure Island with beautiful oak trees. Put a mobile home on lot or build your home $14,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Priced to sell Residential Building lot, adjoining the golf course at the Beautiful Oaks of Blue Heron. $22,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 Nice Clean Newly renovated 2bd homes in nice quiet adult park, small dog okay, $550.00 a month plus security 863-517-5111 or 239-246-6301 Okee 3BD/2BA on water. Treasure Island, large yard, new carpet, NO PETS includes lawn service, $725/mo. Move in now, $900. Call (863) 634-0663 OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, 2 acres, FR, LR, 2 porches, detached gar. & carport, lg. Oaks. 1st, last sec. Refs. $1300/mo. (561) 346-4692 Treasure Island Nice, Clean, Updated 1bd/1ba, partially furnished. $130 weekly plus electric and security. 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Factory Liquidation Sale 6 models to choose from 1200 sq ft up to 2400 sq ft... $12k off! FOR FREE PHOTOS... John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Automobiles2010 FORD FUSION SEDAN Very clean, w/ only 30K miles! Great MPG! Was $16,800, REDUCED TO only $14,995 Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH USA (863) 633-9761 2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE Dependable, w/ FANTASTIC MPG too! PRICE REDUCED to only $14,439! Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH USA (863) 633-9761 2012 CHEVY MALIBU LT Loaded & VERY nice w/ leather, only 29K miles! Retail price $19,999, PRICE REDUCED to just $17,900 Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH USA (863) 633-9761 2012 NISSAN SENTRA SEDAN Save BIG on this economical, likenew Nissan! MUST GO -drastically reduced to $13,756! Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH USA (863) 633-9761 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup Trucks2010 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT A real working truck, priced to sell! Retail price $33,175, REDUCED TO just $29,995 Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH USA (863) 633-9761 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD268 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1851 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOTS 35 TO 38 INC BLOCK 7 1-06-36-34-0010-00070-0350 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MRS C C MIZE 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 7th day of November, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452794 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 Public Notice When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 16 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD270 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1863 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS GRANADA CIRCLE PLAZA CENTRAL CIRCLE ON PLAT 1-06-36-34-0030-00000-0PC0 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADA ROGERS WILSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA S E WILSON JR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 7th day of November, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452797 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD273 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1866 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS GRANADA CIRCLE PARCEL C 1-06-36-34-0030-00000-00C0 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADA ROGERS WILSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA S E WILSON JR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 7th day of November, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452800 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO 2013-CP-107 IN RE: ESTATE OF.. MARCELLA MAY RUCKS, a/k/a MARCELLA M. RUCKS Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARCELLA MAY RUCKS, a/k/a MARCELLA M. RUCKS, deceased, whose date of death was April 3, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. 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 STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is: Sept. 20, 2013 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com Personal Representative: CLIFFORD A. RUCKS 606 SW 28th Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34974 452980 ON 9/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CP-111 IN RE: ESTATE OF NANCY B. PHELPS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Nancy B. Phelps, deceased, whose date of death was December 4, 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 representaNOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Rick’s Do All Services Under which we expect to engage in business at: 4550 NW 240th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Richard Holcker Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 25th day of September, 2013. BY: Richard Holcker 453505 ON 9/27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2013-CP-000070 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: FRANKIE MICHELLE GONZALEZ Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FRANKIE MICHELLE GONZALEZ, deceased, whose date of death was January 13, 2013, and whose social security number is ***-**-7211, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. 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 September 27, 2013. Personal Representative: YASMIN GONZALEZ 6305 NE 5th Street Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 Attorney for Petitioner 180 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite A Okeechobee, FL. 34974 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 453438 ON 9/27;10/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD271 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1864 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS GRANADA CIRCLE PARCEL A 1-06-36-34-0030-00000-00A0 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADA ROGERS WILSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA S E WILSON JR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 7th day of November, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452798 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD276 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TRC-SPE 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: 1435 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOTS A B C F G H OF TRACT 15 E1/2 OF N1/2 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 15 32 34S 33E 1-32-34-33-0A00-00015-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CRYSTAL RUTH PEARSON MESA HELEN CHAMPAGNE JOHN MESA 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 7th day of November, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452791 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD266 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BE A MAN BUY LAND 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: 1743 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOTS 25 & 26 BLOCK 15B 1-06-36-34-0010-0015B-0250 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BROWNIE H CUTHBERT BROWNIE SEARLE T R CUTHBERT 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 7th day of November, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452793 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD265 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND 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: 1742 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOT 15 BLOCK 15B LESS THAT PART LYING WITHIN HIGHWAY 98 STATE ROAD 59 AS SHOWN IN 47 471 1-06-36-34-0010-0015B-0150 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BROWNIE H CUTHBERT BROWNIE SEARLE T R CUTHBERT 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 7th day of November, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 452792 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 17 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013tive 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 September 20, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: GLENN J. SNEIDER, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 280461 Sneider Law 200 SW 9th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 467-6570 Personal Representative: RICHARD PHELPS 4743 Braxton Gate Lane Hickory, NC 28602 452905 ON 9/20,27/2013 ACROSS 1 Clips for trailers 7 Fridge incursion 11 Triangular sail 14 Kia model 15 Dagwoods pesky kid neighbor 16 Japanese salad ingredient 17 Daffy trying to hit the piata? 20 Campfire remains 21 It originates from the left ventricle 22 Pops 23 GarfieldŽ waitress 24 Detective Spade 25 Survey response at the farm? 33 Stows in a hold 34 x, y or z 35 Many a Louis 36 Supplies for Seurat 37 Sends regrets, perhaps 39 Entry in a PDA 40 Maui strings 41 Waterfall sound 42 Not at all good at losing? 43 Tom fooler? 47 Only reason to watch the Super Bowl, some say 48 Like a pretentious museumgoer 49 Plane parking place 52 Mountaintop home 54 Likely result of failing a Breathalyzer test, briefly 57 Looseys cakemaking aid? 60 Dedicatee of Lennons WomanŽ 61 Jazz singer Laine 62 Blanche Duboiss sister 63 Place with presses 64 It may be a peck 65 Mustnt do that!Ž DOWN 1 Fizz in a gin fizz 2 PC brainsŽ 3 Make quite an impression 4 Beat back? 5 Boards at the dock 6 Strauss opera based on a Wilde play 7 Flat bread? 8 M*A*S*HŽ actor 9 Currencystabilizing org. 10 Thingamabobs 11 Hirsch of Numb3rsŽ 12 Picked from a lineup 13 Shampoo ad buzzword 18 Shahs land, once 19 New ewe 23 Brain freeze cause 24 Juanitas halfdozen 25 Leverage 26 17-syllable verse 27 Slugabed 28 Green Bay legend 29 Abbr. on food labels 30 Adrien of cosmetics 31 Small woods 32 Bad-check passer 37 Acuff and Clark 38 Actor Mineo 39 With skill 41 Scapegoat in some downhome humor 42 Downs more dogs than, in an annual contest 44 Get SmartŽ evil org. 45 Shirts and skirts 46 Mass leader 49 Visibly wowed 50 Chincoteague horse 51 Sufficient space 52 Sits in a wine cellar 53 Inflatable items54 Shoulder muscle, for short 55 Bing info 56 Writer Dinesen 58 Bulldog booster 59 Shatners __WarŽ By Betty Keller (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 09/22/11 09/22/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Buy a Home Delivery 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 19 Okeechobee News September 27, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Brahmans travel to football rich Brev ard County tonight for a rst-ever meeting with the Heritage Panthers, (4-0). The Panthers have only played football for ve y ears but are already one of the best teams in the state. They are ranked number 6 in Class 6A polls this week. The Panthers have defeated Jensen Beach 44-10, Rockledge 28-0, Palm Bay 27-22, and Eustis 35-0 this y ear. They won 10 games last y ear and reached the second round of the playoffs. Key players for the Panthers include tailback Dedric W itherspoon, Quarterback Clinton Moxam, running back Josh Gaines, and wide out Cheyne Cunningham. OHS (1-3) comes off a big win over Fort Pierce Westwood, 44-0. Brahman coach Chris Branham said his team has a tough assignment this week. Six different players scored touchdowns for Heritage last week and they have many dangerous offensive weapons. Branham said he w as disappointed in the way the team practiced this week as several players missed practice, and several players didn't give top effort. He said the team can't rest on the fact that they won one game. His goal this week is to run the ball, minimize physical and mental errors, improved focus from his players on every play, and completion of assignments. "Our defense must keep up the intensity and the offense has to work on the small things," he suggested. Branham admits Heritage is the best team Okeechobee has played since they played William T. Dwyer in the playoffs six years ago. He said his team must play a full game and make no mistakes, to compete in this game. Heritage had trouble against the pass last week giving up 246 yards to Jensen Beach and several big plays. Unfortunately the pass game is not the Brahmans strength this year. "We continue to make mistakes, and we should have grown more, we have improved, but we need more of a sense of urgency," he added. Branham said Brevard County has a rich tradition of strong football. The Panthers have athletes and a good offensive line that allows them to get big yards. He also praised their middle linebacker as close to what Matt Elam was when he played the Brahmans. "We want the challenge and we want to play the best. The team is playing as hard as they can, but right now it's just not good enough. Mentally we are not in the game enough and were still correcting simple mistakes. We will not lie down and we will go ght tonight." On the injury front, Edrick Neal is likely out with a knee injury and Jefferson Davis is slowed by injury. Game time is 7 p.m. at Heritage High School. There are fees for parking and admission. Brahmans on the road Friday to face the Heritage Panthers By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Brahman cross countr y teams competed Saturday in the 31st Spanish River Cross Country Invitational held at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton. Tabatha Henry led the Lady Brahmans to a 19th place nish. Henry nished ninth overall with a time of 21:01. Vernice Leon nished in 24:02, Alexis Muller in 25:32, and Crystal Castenada in 26:34 leading the Lady Brahmans. There were 31 teams in the race. The boys team nished 25th out of 37 teams. Daniel Shelly led the squad as he nished in 19:23. Lucas Penido nished in 19:29, Isaac Garcia at 20:13, Manuel Ramirez at 20:56 and Cole Owens at 22:21. Jensen Beach overwhelmed Okeechobee in volleyball action Tuesday, 25-13, 25-16, and 25-12. Jensen Beach (10-3) dominated in all areas of the game. OHS fell to (4-7). Jensen Beach won the JV contest in two games to improve to (5-0). OHS fell to (4-2). The weather played havoc with the schedule as the junior varsity football game with Sebastian River was postponed on Tuesday. The Lady Brahman golf team also had to postpone their match with St. Lucie West Centennial. Also postponed was the OHS swim mee t versus Martin County. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Senior Erin Hudson awaits a Lady Falcon serve during the volleyball match at OHS Tuesday.

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