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Friday, November 15, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 137 14.87 feetLast Year: 15.48 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Teen accused of stealing credit card information ... Page 10 Girls basketball team beats John Carroll... Page 11 Special to the Okeechobee NewsTeen Anglers catch big shLuke Farmer won rst place in the 11-14 age group of the October Big O Teen Anglers Tournament. He had a little help from a friend to show off his catch. The tournament shed out of the Okee-Tantie Marina. For more, see page 26. A "Dine & Donate" fundraiser is under way at Cowboy's Restaurant. The Big O Teen Anglers will receive a donation up to 15 percent of the pre-taxed amount of your food order Nov. 18 24 with the ad from "Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions" which is in this newspaper. You must present the ad prior to ordering. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Joe Arnold was elected chairman of the Okeechobee County School Board at their annual reorganization meeting on Nov. 12. Gay Carlton was elected vice chairman. The board voted to continue their regular meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at their school board meeting room 303 at 700 S.W. Second Ave. Pat McCoy, principal at North Elementary, reported that 32 percent of her students this year are English language learners. She admitted the school has had a considerable drop in reading scores over the past three years. Schools struggle to meet state learning targets Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Raylee Coleman of Girl Scout Troop 60599 helps present the colors at the school board meeting Tuesday. See SCHOOLS — Page 5 Blood Roundup this weekend ... Page 12 Hikers to circle Lake Okeechobee Thanksgiving week ... Inside

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Looking for a fun, unique way to promote your business? Check out Tammi’s Top of the Lake Featuring fun facts and informative blurbs, Tammi’s Top of the Lake runs weekly in the Sunday edition of the Okeechobee News and also online at Contact Tammi Kelly or one of our friendly sales 863.763.3134 2 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Oct. 18, they are: Ariyanna Lopez, Alex Luna, Gabriela Aguirre Garcia, Anthony Bonilla Torres, Gabriel Aldana, Wil’Leah Jones, Cheyenne Clauson, Aaron Gaucin, Jasmin Santos, Tyler Etheredge, DJ Trent, Destyn Katz, Marisol Denova, Jacob Hardy, Jayden Patterson, Savana Miley, Kristian Kidd, MJ Roberts, Kayli Guerrero, Ryker, Waddell, Jose Esteban and Chelsea Hastings. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSStudents of the weekFor the week of Oct. 21 Yearling Middle School would like to announce their students of the week: Adrian Guerrero, Caitlin Rubens, Jeremy Baez, Scott Yates, Sierra Rowe, Hope Wisner and Isaac Oyong. Today: Overcast with rain showers. High of 79F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tonight: Overcast with rain showers, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ENE after midnight. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Extended ForecastSaturday : Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 82F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50%. Saturday Night : Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday : Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 84F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night : Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Monday : Cloudy with a chance of thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Auction aids Real Life Children’s RanchA quarter auction will be held for Real Life Children’s Ranch on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the American Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special drawing if you bring a non-perishable food item, a 50/50 drawing and much more. Come out and have a great time, but 18 and up only please. For information, call 863-697-1247.

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Motorcycle cops Motorcycle cops: Approve or disapprove?  They seem to be nice folks, and cert ainly deserve respect and appreciation for t he dangerous job they do.  Writing tickets is not a dangerous job w hen you are picking off hard working people going to work.  Is it dangerous? I think so. I remember a motorcycle cop in Okeechobee being run over by a driver who ed the scene of the accident. This was in broad daylight on S.R .70.  I’m glad we have him and wouldn’t mind seeing a few more as they are able t o work traf c enforcement much more effectively than a marked patrol car. He looks s harp, very professional. I like seeing him around.  I agree we need more traf c enforcement. There are lots of speeders out there and folks who try to pass in no passing zones making the roads dangerous for everyone! A nd using a motorcycle saves money on gas. It must be miserable in the summer heat and rain though.  When you see that “motor unit,” as the motorcycle police are called, there is usually only ONE reason they are in the area — t raf c enforcement. And it’s amazing how everyone seems to start obeying the traf c laws. Simply amazing. People stopping at s top signs, using turn signals, driving the s peed limit, using seatbelts, etc.  There is nothing wrong with motorcyc le police. Cheaper to run a motorcycle than a car. He does a good job.High school football The best part about the football game w as the OHS band performance. They were t erri c. It is easy to see they put in a lot of w ork. And that is probably why they scored all superiors at the recent competition and are going to the state competition. The band appears to be growing. It looked like they had 100 kids or more out on that eld.  The handwriting just may be on the wall for high school football, metaphorically speaking. The risk of CTE from concussions in football is not a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of when it will happen to your sons and grandsons. Not to mention the more “traditional” career limiting injuries to the knees, shoulders, etc. The kids want to emulate the hard hitting, death dealing super heroes in the NFL.... As if lately they could be considered as ne upstanding examples to aspire. Strap on the alleged “protective gear.” Great! But the reality of the gear is not so much as to protect, as it is to facilitate hitting the other players with ever increasing force. There’s no subtlety to football. It’s a game of overwhelming force, and for some, speed. There’s no sophistication like back in the old days when pads were simple and the leatherheads were rather cautious about getting their “bell rung.” Those days are over. Why do we do it? Is the game nothing more than a representation of the great American psyche? Contests of strength? Football has taken on all of the dangers of Thunderdome; and if you win, you still don’t get your camels back.  Football games have become social events. Many people who go don’t seem to pay much attention to the game. They are socializing with each other most of the time. The marching band is really good though. When the band took the eld, people stopped talking and actually paid attention.  Regardless of potential and clearly preventable long-term injuries to children, irrespective of the amount of money diverted to the football program at the expense of other programs in the school, the question is why does the OHS team lose? What do the other teams with similar demographics, etc., do that makes them a success (when compared to OHS)? Is it the coaching? Is it the fact that the middle schools no longer have football teams?Veterans Day The Veterans Day ceremony was a great service with a very large turn out! I really enjoyed and appreciated seeing the school children in attendance. Thank You, to all that have served and are currently serving our great nation. God Bless America.  It was a wonderful service. One thing I wish they could remedy for next year is the sound system. The ROTC honor guard kids who were near State Road 70 could not hear the program over the traf c. I have the honor of interviewing local residents to write their amazing stories involving blood donations – either donating the gift of life or receiving it. We do this together to encourage people to donate blood at the upcoming 8th Annual Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup to be held at the Freshman Campus on Nov. 16 and 17. Carlton Carneal, a winter resident of Okeechobee, wants to share his story of a trip to his local hospital in Jackson, Tenn., for minor surgery that turned into a ght for his life. Carlton truly believes that the blood he received saved him and, had it not been available, he would not be here to share his story. On Aug. 6, Carlton went into the hospital for minor surgery expecting to stay one night and go home the next day; however, he was diagnosed with an infection so his doctor put him on antibiotics and, after four days, Carlton was released. At home, Carlton kept getting worse and three days later he was back in the hospital. Carlton was told to stay in his hospital bed except to use the bathroom that was only three steps from his bed. He became so weak that he needed help from this wife and son just to walk those three steps and back. Carlton was using the bathroom and unknowingly passed two quarts of blood. When he got up and tried to get back to his bed, he took one step and collapsed on the oor. His wife called for the nurse and, once the blood loss was discovered, Carlton was given two pints of blood immediately and two pints mor e the next morning. Carlton spent four days in ICU and a total of 15 days in the hospital before he was sent home — much longer than the one-night stay he originally went in for. Carlton cannot donate blood but he does have his own “personal project” that he is proud of. According to Carlton, “Ninety percent of the sh caught are by ten percent o f the shermen.” He catches a lot of sh ye t he and his wife eat it only once a week so Carlton gives his sh away to people who cannot get out to sh — the disabled, handicapped, or aged — so that they can enjo y eating sh as much as he enjoys catching them. Carlton would donate blood if he could and he is a big supporter of the 8th Annual Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup. This year’s theme is the “Okeechobee 600” where w e are racing to save lives with a goal of 600 units of life-saving blood collected in two days. The main race event will be held on Nov. 16 and 17 at the Freshman Campus. All blood donors at the main race event will receive a T-shirt, goody bag and refreshments. Susan WilliamsSupport appreciatedThe Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers, Inc. would lik e to thank everyone for their donations to ou r car wash on Nov. 9. We’d like to send special thanks to the Okeechobee News, Pritchard’s & Associates, Inc., Pogey’s Family Restaurant, Wes Abney and radio WOKC. Janice Floyd Secretary/treasurer Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers, Inc. November 15, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Pulisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: 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! Carlton Carneal IRSC hosts American Indian Heritage Month EventThe public is invited to attend a free National American Indian Heritage Month event at Indian River State College, Dixon Hendry Campus, Williamson Conference and Education Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., in Okeechobee on Friday, Nov. 22 at noon. The event is hosted by the IRSC Minority Affairs Division. The keynote speaker, Willie Johns, Outreach Specialist, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum (af liated with the Smithsonian Institution) from the Everglades’ Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, will focus on the Seminole culture and rich history of Florida’s rst people. Mr. Johns holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and an Associate in Arts Degree in Agriculture and is a member of the Cattlemen’s Association. For information, contact Reginald Floyd at 772-462-7612.Flu shots available at BHR Community CenterBe prepared before u season begins. Flu shots will be available at the Buckhead Ridge Community Center, next to the re station on S.R. 78, Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For information or directions, call Bonnie Shop, area director of Hope Connection, at 863-763-2404.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 Math scores also declined and the school has struggled to see learning gains with the lowest performing students. Writing scores w ent down 24 percent but science grades improved. The school earned a D last year. Fifty-four percent of students were pro cient in reading and 49 in science. White students were 69 percent in reading, black 47 percent and Hispanic 36 percent. Only 35 percent of the English language learners were pro cient. Mrs. McCoy said the Florida Department of Education set a target of 65 percent that are pro cient in reading this year and she admitted it would be tough to reach. "It looks like they didn't look at our actual scores before they set new targets for us," Mrs. McCoy said. "We were a little defeated at the beginning of the school year because North has had an excellent reputation. Our teachers are w orking hard and our students are learning. W e just don't have the system down they are using to grade," she added. Everglades Elementary principal Leslie Lundy presented a plan of success for the struggling school. Her goal is to improve reading, math, science and writing by a minimum of 5 percent. Increased parental inv olvement, more professional development of teachers, and an increase in planning time are also being pursued. The school hosted three events to attract parents to the campus including an open house, a family movie night and a fall music jam planned on Nov. 21. "We are trying to keep things fun for families while inviting them to visit," she added. The school has a new math and science coach, a new reading coach, more mentors, and has a consultant from War eld Elementary in Indiantown to assist the school. The school budget, due to the extended day, has cost an additional $484,775 this year. The school was ordered to provide an additional hour of reading instruction this year due to low test scores. They also have adopted the 100 Book challenge. Mrs. Lundy said they have provided more hands-on lesson development, web-based programs that provide interactive experiences for students, and taken full advantage of ESE services. They are also relying less on textbooks. They also focused on the appearance of the building with deep cleaning of the interior, new carpeting, new paint, and other improvements. Mrs. Lundy said she read where schools in the Keys showed great improvement when the facilities were improved and decided to give this a try. "The front of ce is getting new carpet and the deep cleaning is taking place all over the campus. The classrooms don't look great but look a lot better than the front of ce," she added. She also complained about the high standards and targets set by the state for her school. They are signi cantly higher each y ear. She did praise the state teams for their guidance on campus. "We are willing to do it if it bene ts the students in our school. They work with us to nd ways to improve," she told the school board. Board member India Riedel praised Mrs. Lundy for getting input from teachers and to assist the school with their curriculums and programs. Mrs. Lundy took the job just before school started and might have been behind the eight ball at rst, but has quickly been aggressive in trying new things. "We were a little slow on the draw. I had three days notice. I couldn't have a plan to turn this ship around (that quickly). I told the teachers, I have to put the nger on the pulse and nd out what is going on. I have to have buy-in to make this work," he added. Thirty-one teachers volunteered on a Saturday to visit the community and pass out books in the school zone. She called it an awesome experience. Mike Radebaugh, principal at South Elementary, stressed reading improvement, with 39 percent pro cient last year in the third grade. The goal this year is 57 percent which is the state average. Fifty percent of fourth graders were pro cient and the state average was 60 percent, which is the school goal this year. The school had 30 percent of lowest performing students at level 1, the lowest level. The goal is 17 percent this year. The goal for writing scores this year is 57 percent pro cient in fourth grade, 55 percent were at that level this year. Math levels were 49 pro cient in third grade, the goal is 58 percent. There were 53 percent pro cient in fourth grade, the goal is 61 percent. They want to reduce the lowest performing math students from 23 to 18 percent in third grade and from 23 to 17 percent in fourth grade. Yearling Middle School principal Andy Brewer gave his goals to the school board. They want to have 61 percent at a high standard in reading. They want to improve learning gains for 66 percent of students. 55 percent of students will be pro cient and 65 percent will make learning gains for math among low-performing students. Science scores exceeded the state average last year. The goal is to have 44 percent of students pro cient in science. Yearling was a C school this past year. His goal is to improve Yearling to a B school this year. Lonnie Steiert was appointed as coordinator of Grants and Special Programs for the 2013-14 scal year. Scott Nichols, history teacher at Okeechobee High School, was presented with the quarterly Golden Mouse Award which is given to educators who use technology effectively in their classrooms. The school board reached a tentative agreement with Classi ed Employees earlier this week after several negotiating sessions. The board extended a suspension without pay for Everglades Elementary rst grade teacher Stephanie Rowley through Dec. 10. The board also approved a letter of agreement with Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Golbride, Kilbride, Waters and McCluskey, L.L.P., to retain the legal services of Robert Kilbride to represent the superintendent in a personnel suspension and termination matter. The board proclaimed Nov. 17 as Retired Educators Day in Okeechobee County. Gay Carlton, president of the Okeechobee Chapter, said the local unit donated 7,400 hours of volunteer work this past year. Their main project is shoes, socks and underwear for all school age children. They distributed over 500 books to local schools in the Hooked on Books program. They presented the National Honor Society $1,000 for the end to hunger project. They re-appointed Joe Arnold as an ex-of cio, nonvoting member, of the Okeechobee Economic Council. Mr. Arnold was named to the FSBA legislative committee. India Riedel was appointed to the Florida School Board Insurance Trust with Malissa Morgan alternative member. Mr. Arnold will represent the board on the Small School District Council Consortium. The board hired Demario Coleman to become the boy's basketball coach at Osceola Middle School. The district strategic plan was of cially adopted for 2014. A workshop was conducted on Oct. 22 to discuss the plan. The rst goal is to prepare students to be college and career ready. The second goal is to maximize ef cient and effective use of available resources. The third goal is to empow-er stakeholders through opportunities for meaningful participation. The nal goal is to provide a safe and secure education for all. Girl Scout Troop 60599 presented the colors and led the pledge of allegiance. The January board meeting was rescheduled from Jan. 14 to Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy (right) presents a proclamation that set Nov. 17 as “Retired Educators Day” in Okeechobee County. Board member Gay Carlton (left) accepted the proclamation. Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy OHS history teacher Scott Nichols (left) was the recipient of the quarterly Golden Mouse Award from Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy (right). The award goes to teachers for the use of technology in the classroom to assist students learn.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Barbara Rose Fitzpatrick, 84OKEECHOBEE — Barbara Rose Fitzpatrick of Okeechobee died November 9, 2013 in Mississippi. She was born January 16, 1929 in Louisv ille, Kentucky. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Ladies of the ELKS, Moose, National Council of Catholic Women, BHR Homeowner’s, Glades County Citizens on Patrol and BHR Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary. She w as a registered nurse for 50 years before retiring. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, George Fitzpatrick, Sr.; and three sisters, Becky, Rita and Loretta. She is survived by two sons, George Fitzpatrick, Jr. of Waveland, Miss. and Timothy Fitzpatrick of Cape Canaveral; daughter, Katheline Fitzpatrick of Jackson, Tenn.; four grandchildren; sister-in-law, Katherine Hoercherl; brother-in-law, Bill Ulrich; and many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 12 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 2013 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with Father Lorenzo Gonzales of ciating. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Charles ‘Jim’ Virgil Rose, 89OKEECHOBEE — Charles “Jim” Virgil Rose of Okeechobee died November 12, 2013. He was born August 27, 1924 in Mishawaka, Indiana to Charles and Edith Rose. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. He loved shing and making his own shing lures. He owned and operated the Billy Rose Night Club. He came to Okeechobee in 1986 from North Baltimore, Ohio. He was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Eagles and American Legion. Mr. Rose was preceded in death by his son, J ames T. Rose; and brothers, Don, Thurl and J ack Rose. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Rose of Okeechobee; brother, William Rose (Betty); three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. No services will be held. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Jimmie Lue Potts, 83OKEECHOBEE — Jimmie Lue Potts died November 6, 2013. She was born Oct. 2, 1930 in Brownsville, Tenn. She was a resident of Okeechobee for 59 years. She enjoyed spending time at her church, First Missionary Baptist Church, and spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Potts was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Potts, Sr. She is survived by her two sons, Jessie Potts, Jr. (Lillie) of Tifton, Ga. and Leslie Potts (Debra) of Valdosta, Ga.; eight daughters, Jessie Mae Ross (Charles) of Tenn., Cladie Snell of Ft. Pierce, Louise Butler, Minnie Stallworth, Marie Neal, Doll McNeil (Sterle), Mary Tolbert (Danny) all of Okeechobee and Paula Phillip of Ocala; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, James Shaw (Elizabeth) of Okeechobee; sister, Fanny Shaw of Vero Beach; and special niece, Juanita Fields (Ralph) of Brooksville, Fla. Visitation will be 12 p.m. until services at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at First Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Leroy Smith of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Sandra Ann Davis, 63OKEECHOBEE — Sandra Ann Davis, of Okeechobee, passed away at the Hamrick Home on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Miss Davis worked for the Department of Corrections as a corrections of cer for 14 years. After retiring she became the of ce manager for Magna-Bon for seven years. Sandra is survived by her partner, Susan Wright of Okeechobee; brother, Pete (Patty) Davis of Stuart, Fla.; son, Rob Davis of Okeechobee; daughter, Annie Wills of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and two grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Davis; father; Elbert Davis, Sr.; and sister, Garnell Davis. A memorial service will be held at a later date. All arrangements are under the direction of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Online condolences may be expressed at www.buxtonseawinds.com. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Eagles to serve steak dinner The Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve choice ribeye steak, shrimp or sh dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 with entertainment by Hard Country. Saturday, Nov. 16, they will serve barbecue chicken sandwiches with onion potatoes and baked beans by Dennis, with entertainment by Sandoone. Planned for Sunday, Nov. 17, is southern fried chicken by Ed and Noni. Tuesday, Nov. 19, is the weekly dart tournament with hamburgers being served. The public is welcome. Tuesday’s proceeds go to Okeechobee No Kill Shelter, and the rest go to community and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.N. Eagles to serve dinnerOn Friday, Nov. 15 the Aerie 4137/North Eagles, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will serve ribeye steak dinners from 6 until 9 p.m. Music will be on the venue for your listening and/or dancing pleasure. Saturday, Nov. 16, vecard bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, is bingo starting at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to join in our activities. Proceeds go to support community and national charities. The Eagles are strong supporters of the Diabetes Research Foundation.Eastern Star plans yard saleOkeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., just off S.R. 78 W. Items on our sale tables are too numerous to list. We may have just what you have been looking for so come out and see what we have to offer. For information, contact Mary Ann Holt at 863-763-5210.Embroidery group to meetDo you have an embroidery machine, or want to learn about them? Then join the monthly Fancy ME—Machine Embroidery Group where we all learn and share ideas while working on beautiful embroidery projects. The next meeting is Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross of ce at 323 N. Parrott Ave. Call Linda at 863-697-2450 or Mary at 863-697-1920 for information.Fundraiser helps 4-H clubThe Bits and Spurs 4-H Club will have its saddle cleaning fundraiser at Tractor Supply on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If anyone needs to drop saddles off earlier or for information, call Laura at 863801-3599. Money raised will be used for club riding clinics and the Bits and Spurs Scholarship Fund.Legion hosting Al JonesAmerican Legion 64 hosts Al Jones from 4 until 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 All proceeds go to assist in veterans’ needs.Gator Boys will be at Arnold’sArnold’s Wildlife will host an open house presenting Animal Planet’s Paul Bedard o f “Gator Boys” along with Manny Puig and Ray Becerra for two shows, Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Adults are $10; Kids 12 and under are free. The public will meet animals and learn about wildlife.Managing diabetes event setRaquel Cordoves, a certi ed diabetes educator, will be at the Holiday Inn Hotel, 3101 U.S. 441 S., Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. She will provide expert advice on diabetes, the importance of checking blood sugar levels, what is A1C and how it affects the blood sugar, meal planning and exercising, information on medical tests, and basic info on the types of medications. For information or to preregister, call 561-870-2142.4-H plans annual yard saleThe annual 4-H yard sale will take place Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. until noon. The sale will be held in the parking lot of the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce at 458 U.S. 98 N. Household items, books, toys and clothes will be among the many items for sale. All proceeds will bene t the Okeechobee County 4-H program.Event bene ts Toys for TotsAMVETS Post 200, 8591 S.R. 78 W. will host a bene t bike show for Toys for Tots. Saturday, Nov. 16 starting at 9 a.m. All bikes are welcome. Registration time is from 9 until 11 a.m. Judging will start a 4 p.m. All proceeds go to help veterans with Toys for Tots. For information, call Pat at 330-556-1576.Christmas Bazaar plannedThe Peace Lutheran Church Quilters will host their fth annual Quilt and Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 16 It is from 8 a.m.until 3 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee will be available and the church youth will serve lunch. Local craft vendors will display and sell Christmas ornaments, jewelry, plants, paintings, baby gifts, tree skirts, handbags and more. There will be a bake sale and a white elephant sale. The Peace Quilters will have many handmade quilts o f all sizes for sale and two lovely quilts will be raf ed. Tickets are available at the bazaar. For information, call Dottie at 863-532-8100.Brock bene t set for Nov. 16The inaugural “you will never wal k alone” Breast Cancer Bene t and walk for Deborah Brock will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 in Flagler Park across from Zippy’s from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The bene t will start with a 2-mile walk and activities in the park will follow. There will be a barbecue chicken dinner for sale for a $10 donation. For information, call Kim at 863-623-8840 or Shannon at 863-801-7189. 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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 YOUR CHURCH Advertise Your Church Happenings! Special Holiday Sevices and Times 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. MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Nov. 15TH Thurs., Nov. 21STFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “FREE BIRDS”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 4:15, Mon. 3:00 “CARRIE”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 9:00, Sat., Sun, & Wed. 2:00, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 7:00II: “ THOR: THE DARK WORLD”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “LAST VEGAS”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 R PG-13 8 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyFive years serviceKelly Baney (left), an administrative assistant, and Clyde Flint (center), an equipment operator with road maintenance, both received ve-year service awards from County Commission Chairman Frank Irby (right). Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy10 years serviceChairman Frank Irby (right) congratulates Cemetery Services Supervisor Richard Kersey (left) for 10 years of service to the county. Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy20 years serviceKathy Pearce (left), administrative assistant for the county road department, was honored for 20 years of service by Commission Chairman Frank irby. Friends of the Library plan semi-annual book saleFriends of the Okeechobee Library will hold their semi-annual book sale fundraiser Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Books, videos and DVDs are $1 a pound. On Saturday, a bag of books is $2 and a box of books is $5. Money raised will be used to help the library. For information, call 863763-3536.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man was arrested on a felony drug charge after he was stopped by a deputy for not moving over while the deputy was conducting another traf c stop. Deputy Brian Cross, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated in his arrest report that Isaias Mojica failed to move over while the deputy had another vehicle stopped Friday, Nov. 8, on U.S. 441 S.E. The deputy's report also indicated that the emergency lights on his vehicle were turned on and he was walking back to his patrol vehicle when a black 2012 Chevrolet SUV approached him and failed to move over. Mojica was then stopped in the 4500 block of U.S. 441 S. Deputy Cross stated in his report that while he was telling the man w hy he was being stopped he detected the odor of marijuana. The deputy then asked for permission to search the SUV. The man reportedly gave the deputy the go ahead, so Deputy Cross retrieved OCSO K-9 Barco from his patrol vehicle and let the K-9 sniff the vehicle. Barco, pointed out the report, alerted to the bottom of the center console. Deputy Cross stated he then searched the vehicle and found ve plastic baggies under the cup holder, and inside the center console cavity. Those baggies allegedly contained a substance that, when eld tested, indicated the presence of marijuana. The suspected pot weighed a total of 5 grams, added the deputy. Mojica reportedly told the deputy he was currently on probation following his arrest for operating a marijuana grow house in Basswood. Court records show Mojica was placed on two-years probation on Aug. 14 by Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. Judge Bauer found Mojica guilty on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, then ruled that adjudication be withheld on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to sell. Mojica was arrested Sunday, Nov. 10, by OCSO Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violating his probation on the felony pot possession charge. A June 19 arrest report by detectives with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force indicates Mojica was arrested at his Basswood home after a search warrant was executed on his home and suspected marijuana was found. That suspected marijuana, which was eld tested and indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana, weighed 8.20 grams, stated the arrest report. The detectives also reportedly found a set of triplebeam scales, numerous packages of small plastic baggies commonly used to package pot for resale and rolling papers. According to that report the detectives also found $319 in cash on Mojica. 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 Now In Stock Your Winter Supplement Feeds for Cattle A T T E N T I O N : F A R M E R S & R A N C H E R S Protein Blocks, Energy Blocks, All Natural Blocks, Round Bales, Liquid Feed... Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee 9 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 A lleged marijuana dealer is arrested again Isaias Mojica 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). Anniece Racquell Brown, 21, S.E. 42nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 4 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation grand theft. She is being held w ithout bond. Norma Payne Price, 72, S.R. 70 W., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 8 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (oxycontin) without a prescription, and a misdemeanor charge of driving w hile license suspended with knowledge. Her bond was set at $30,500. Clete Ferguson, 40, S.E. 31st St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 12 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a DOC warrant charging him with violation of probation second degree arson. He is being held without bond. Ta'Noris Jones, 17, N.E. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 12 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. John Keith Edwards, 38, West Ave., Moore Haven, was arrested Nov. 12 by Of cer Belen Reyna on felony charges of aggravated assault (domestic) and child abuse without great bodily harm. His bond was set at $12,500. Gary Lewis Ponds, 45, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 12 by Deputy Joe Gracie on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. He was released on his own recognizance. Zuriel Ken'Delle Ash, 22, N.E. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 13 by Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear tampering with a witness. He is being held without bond. Justin Andrew Jenkins, 29, S.E. 36th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 13 by Deputy Cari Arnold on amended DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of cocaine (two counts) and violation of probation possession of a controlled substance. He is being held without bond. Eden Nacole McGee, 27, N.W. 110th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 13 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a DOC warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation dealing in stolen property and violation of probation giving false information to a secondary metals recycler less than $300. 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. Okeechobee Arrest Report Family Forum, Guiding Good Choices planned for Nov. 21Parents, students and their families, are invited to attend A Family Forum Guiding Good Choices on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Okeechobee Achievement Academy at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Dr. Ellisa C. Scott from Changing Tree Wellness Center. For information, call Pat Murry at 863-462-5125, ext. 105.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A student at Okeechobee High School w as arrested for allegedly using someone else’s credit card number to pay her phone bill and order pizza. Detective Bryan Lowe, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), said the v ictim actually lost $145.16 when the thief used the stolen credit card information. Jazma Jahday Washington, 18, N.W. 27th Ave., Okeechobee reportedly made additional attempts to use the card that totaled $445.85, but those transactions were denied. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the detective arrested Washington on a felony charge of fraudulent use of credit card information, and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. Washington is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $5,750. According to the detective’s arrest report Washington overheard the victim order pizza at the high school. As the victim was ordering the food, Washington reportedly wrote down the credit card information and on Friday, Nov. 8, used that information to order pizza from a local restaurant. She also reportedly used the card information to pay two phone bills, totaling $117.70, that same day and hired a taxi which cost another $7. Detective Lowe went on to state in his report that Washington attempted to used the credit card information Nov. 9 and Nov. 10. However, the theft had been reported to the bank and those attempts were denied. Those failed transactions included a cell phone payment of $368.79, $7 to a local taxi cab company and three orders to two local restaurants for pizza. Teen accused of using stolen credit card information 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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Chief Smith said his crew found smoke showing at the location. “Upon arrival we had heavy smoke conrmed at the north end of the structure and all of the occupants were reported to be out of the building thanks to city police,” Chief Smith said. The remen fought heavy smoke from the barbecue smoker in the rear porch area of the building and quickly put out the ames and cooled off the room, which reached temperatures of 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, Chief Smith added. Both re crews looked for extension and found some smoke damage in the attic and in the restaurant. They were able to minimize damage by quickly ventilating the restaurant itself. “The re was under control in a short period and remen checked for re and heat extension. We did limit the damage through ventilation,” he added. The State Fire Marshal was contacted to investigate the cause of the blaze. Chief Smith said he suspected heavy grease build up in the smoker appeared to have contributed to the blaze. Lt. Ban eld said re crews from the county were on the scene for just over an hour. There were no injuries reported. Barbecue restaurant damaged by re Jazma Washington By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man and woman have been arrested on felony charges that include allegations they sold prescription pills to a con dential source in front of their young child. William Thunder Ihle, 33, and Melissa Lea Danley, 35, were both arrested Tuesday, Nov. 12, on felony charges of sale of a controlled substance (oxycodone), possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) with intent to sell and child neglect without great harm. Both are being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on bonds of $25,000 each. Arrest reports by detectives with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force state a con dential source met with Ihle and Danley for the express purpose of buying oxycodone pills. The planned purchase was part of an undercover drug operation being staged by the task force. According to those reports the couple completed the transaction with the source in front of their 13-month-old child. Apparently the source paid Ihle and then Danley handed over the 30 mg pills.The Department of Children and Families was contacted by law enforcement and told about the case, added the report.Arrest reports indicate Ihle and Danley both list their home address as N.E. 213th Place in Ocala. Report: Couple sold pills in front of child Melissa Danley William Ihle

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Dont let hip pain keep you from w hat you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles w ith friends or swimming laps in Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annuallythe pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. 11 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Taylor Trent had 26 points, which included six three-point baskets, as Okeechobee won their regular season opener 49-37 against J ohn Carroll on Tuesday night in Okeechobee. Cheyenne Nunez had seven points and Bethany Stuart added six points for the Lady Brahmans. Jaydon Brown had 13 points to lead John Carroll. Okeechobee led 8-7 after the rst quarter, 15-12 at the half and 30-23 after the third quarter. OHS coach Morgan Ungerott said a win in the rst game was very important for her y oung squad to improve chemistry and con dence. "It was amazing how we started off and continued to play throughout the game. We played much better as a team near the end of the game and communicated better. It looked like the girls wanted to win. This was a big step in the right direction," she said. Trent got a lot of open looks at the basket thanks to nice assists from Nunez. She praised her teammate for helping to achieve in this game. "This was my career high and I was very hyped up. I don't get all the credit. Cheyenne gave me a lot of assists and it wasn't just me it was both of us," she said. Ungerott said a key part of the game was the defensive play of Baylee Farless and Imari Roberts who were tasked with guarding the Lady Rams' top scoring threat. She said a lot of the girls had their hands moving and in the passing lanes rather than on their sides, their knees or their hips and that disrupted the Rams offense. "Defensively, we did a few things right. We had our hands in the passing lanes tonight, and Imari and Baylee did their jobs," she added. On offense, Ungerott said the team shot a higher percentage on layups and also improved in their half-court sets. "We still need to work on ball movement and our spacing. We made some layups, and that was a big difference," she added. Trent said the team hadn't won a rst game in her rst two years of high school and that it felt good to get a win right off the bat. "We can't get our heads high after this game. We have to go back to practice and continue to work our butts off," she added. Trent’s 26 leads OHS past Lady Rams, 49-37 Hospice of Okeechobee to host yard saleHospice of Okeechobee will have a yard sale Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 20 and 21, from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be many new items, clothing and furniture for sale. Donations are being accepted daily.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE 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 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 e national event Small Business SaturdayŽ will be occurring on November 30. e Okeechobee News will feature a Salute to Small Business section inside the Holiday Traditions section, publishing November 27 and the Friday, November 29 edition of our paper. is section will also be online all year long at orida.newszap.com You may elect to run your ad in either the Holiday Traditions publication or the Friday edition of the Okeechobee News, or both Call today for details! 863.763.3134 Space reservation and copy deadline: November 18th 12 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee 600 Pre-drive winnersBlood donor Gaetan McGFadden accepts the award of two tickets to the nal NASCAR race in Homestead this weekend. Sarah Payne, of Gilbert Chevrolet, presented the tickets at the conclusion of the Okeechobee 600 Pre-drive. The main blood drive will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Freshman Campus Auditorium from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day as the Roundup seeks to draw 600 units of blood in the largest independent blood drive in Florida. Stasia Rhoden said she never won anything, but for her rst win, she won two tickets to the Homestead-Miami Speedway when she donated blood at the Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup Pre-Drive held at Gilbert Ford Saturday, Nov. 9. After the blood drive, which was held for those unable to attend the main drive this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17. Manager Phil Edwardo presented the tickets.

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1 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions November 2013 Hikers to circle Lake Okeechobee in nine daysThe Herbert Hoover Dike surrounds Lake Okeechobee, providing a unique opportunity for hikers to enjoy the beauty of the big lake. For some hikers, the 109-mile Big O Hike is a once-in-a-lifetime “bucket list” item. For others, it’s an annual event they look forward to all year. This year the hike will start Nov. 23 and end on Dec. 1. Founded in 1991 by the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association, the Big O Hike involves nine days of w alking around the second largest lake entirely within the United States. It may be the largest lake in the world that you can fully circle on a hiking trail. While some folks come for the challenge, others come for the camaraderie. Bird watchers can use the hike to check o a wide variety of Florida birds. Birds seen in the area include brown pelicans, great blue herons, great horned owls, bald eagles, red-bellied woodpeckers and anhingas. Other wildlife that may be spotted along the trail include bobcats, Special to Going Out/ Cathy CoaleSome of the 2012 hikers take a break for a photo. Participants can walk part of the day or all day, one day or nine. How much they tackle is up to the individual walker. Special to Going Out/ Florida Trails AssociationThe dike provides scenic views of Lake Okeechobee grey foxes, raccoons, otters, manatees, deer and alligators. The scenic views from the dike are popular with photographers. You can walk as little as a few miles on the kicko day (the “Wimp Walk”) or join the group for any day or portion of a day during the nine-day event. There are no rules as to how much of the hike you must complete in a single year. To obtain an o cial completion certi cate, you can hike all nine days in one year, or ve days in one year and four the next, or one day a year for nine years … it’s up to you and your schedule. Group camping is part of the dynamic that bonds participants together. No backpacking is involved. This year, base camps will be a t the Okeechobee KOA and the Clewiston KOA. Some hikers prefer to stay in are a hotels; some o er discount rates for hikers. The 2013 hike will start at Port Mayac a on Saturday, Nov. 23. For hike details and registration information, go online to www. oridahikes. com/bigo. Special to Going Out/ U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAlligators are a common sight in the Lake Okeechobee area.

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Prior to ordering, present this ad to your server and Cowboys will donate up to 15% from your lunch or dinner receipt back to the Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers, Inc.!Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers, Inc. 202 NE 7th Ave. Okeechobee (863) 467-0321 Arnold’s Wildlife OPEN HOUSE Presents live: Martin Lavander host of e Yappy Hour ShowŽ 107.9fm ALL DAY EVENT November 16th 10 am 5 pm Adults $10. Kids 12 and Under FREE Animal Planets Paul Bedard of :ŽThe Gator BoysŽ along with Manny Puig and Rey Becerra for 2 SHOWS Meet our animals & learn about our Wildlife Conservation Efforts! T-Rex Entertaiment The Saussie Pig Food Vendor 2 Reptile Shows A visit from FWC Of“ciers with free prizes for kids! Hay rides and many surprises! All proceeds to bene“t AWRC Meet the stars of Animal Planet Extreme Adventures Shark Week Jackass 2 Wild Boyz and Wild Planet14895 NW 30th Terrace, Okeechobee (863) 634-6804 2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions November 2013 Area special events... D o l l y H a n d C u l t u r a l A r t s C e n t e r F e s t i v a l o f T r e e s Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Festival of TreesBELLE GLADE—The Annual Festival of Trees at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade, will kick o with a free Holiday Festival and tree lighting on Nov. 14. There will be wonderful music by talented local performers, delicious treats and a visit from Santa to remind you that Christmas is coming soon. Get your Christmas picture taken with your family and Santa for a nominal charge! The Grand Hall will be lled with beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local citizens, organizations, groups and businesses. As part the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s fundraising e orts, the trees will be sold through a silent auction w hich will close at 5 p.m. after the Sunday performance of The Living Christmas Tree on Dec. 8. For more information, call the box o ce at 561-993-1160, or visit w ww.palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/dollyhand. T h e A f r i c a n E x p e r i e n c e i n S p a n i s h F l o r i d a The African Experience in Spanish FloridaLABELLE—Dr. Rosalyn Howard, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the North American Indian Studies Program at the University of Central Florida, will kick o the 2013/2014 LaBelle Heritage Museum’s Special Speakers series at LaBelle City Hall on Friday, Nov. 15, at LaBelle City Hall, 481 W. Hickpochee Ave., at 7 p.m. The topic of her presentation will be the “African Experience in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles.”Admission is free. For information about LaBelle Heritage Museum or the special speaker programs to be presented in LaBelle, please call 863674-0034 or email labelleheritagemuseum@comcast.net. C a r a n d M o t o r c y c l e S h o w Car and Motorcycle ShowOKEECHOBEE—A car and motorcycle show will be held on Friday, Nov. 23, at the Fountain of Life Church, at 1302 S.W. 32nd St. in Okeechobee. There will be bounce houses, cornhole games, live music and so much more. Those showing vehicles will pay a $5 entry fee. All proceeds go to the Real Life Children’s Ranch. Spectator admission is free. For more information, call 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297.

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3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions November 2013 BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION — When the calendar page is turned to November, one important day typically comes to mind — Thanksgiving. Seminole Casino Brighton (SCB) will certainly be commemorating “Turkey Day” via a food menu that will be sure to satisfy one’s taste buds. On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28) as w ell as Nov. 29, Josiah’s will o er a bu et for $16.95 (3–10 p.m.) to include all the traditional Thanksgiving “ xin’s.” Beyond taking care of one’s hunger pains, there’s plenty of other action to enjoy at SCB. The “Mid-Month Madness Cash Drawing” certainly kicks things o in grand style. Swipe your Seminole Player’s Card by 4 p.m. on Nov. 15 and you could nd yourself rolling in cash. The $5,000 drawings will be at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the 15th. The next day, on Nov. 16, at 6:45 p.m., SCB will host a special Bingo session. There is a $70 buy in ($75 with computer). Regular games pay $750, plus $13,000 w ill be available in jackpot games. One week after the special Bingo session, on Nov. 23, customers will once again h ave the opportunity to “Pick the GM’s Wallet.” Lucky Seminole Player’s Club members will win up to $1,500 in cash or free play. Play with your card properly inserted and you just might swipe the General Manager’s (Marty) w allet between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. While you never wanted to be picked last on the playground, you de nitely do during the casino’s Progressive Drawing on Sunday, Nov. 24. SCB will announce the winners every hour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. One must be sure to pay close attention to the time and h ave eyes f ocused on the drawing board because if the money isn’t collected within three minutes, it will roll over into the next drawing. The last winner could go home with $5,000. The month will close at SCB (on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.) with one lucky winner claiming a new Nissan Versa. Earn daily entries throughout the month for the grand prize drawing. Please contact the casino or visit www. seminolebrightoncasino.com for information on bus transportation and group packages. See the Player’s Club for promotion details. One must be at least 21-years-old and a Seminole Player’s Club member to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.About Seminole Casino BrightonSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 419 slot and gaming machines, live action blackjack e-tables, a six-table poker room, and high-stakes bingo action, and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smokefree environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located in the Brighton Indian Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County, 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-4679998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com. T h anksgiving activities featured during November at Seminole Casino Brighton

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Plays, concerts and more ... A t l a n t i c C i t y B o y s Atlantic City Boys BELLE GLADE—The Atlantic City Boys will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The Atlantic City Boys are four, dynamic lead singers who lend their world-class vocals to the rock-n-roll harmonies of the 60s — singing the hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys, and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade. Box O ce Hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box o ce also opens one hour prior to performances. Groups are welcome, with discounts available. Please call the o ce at 561-993-1160, for more information or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/dollyhand. N e w W r i n k l e s New WrinklesLABELLE—The Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 N. Bridge St. in LaBelle, will present the musical comedy, “New Wrinkles” on Nov. 15, 16 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. The play was written by Rita Abrams, Morris Bobrow and Gerald Nachman and is directed by Martha Pierce. The play takes a humorous look at the trials and situations about growing old. For more information, go online to www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com or call 863-675-3066. T h e L o n g R u n : T h e U l t i m a t e E a g l e s T r i b u t e B a n d The Long Run: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute BandBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive in Belle Glade, will host a free outdoor concert on Saturday, Nov. 23 featuring, The Long Run: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band. The nest Eagles tribute band is coming to the new outdoor stage! The Long Run is a compilation of some of south Florida’s nest and most respected musicians and has realistically reproduced the sound that makes the Eagles one of the most successful bands in rock and roll history. The members of the band are exceptional musicians and h ave performed with the likes of: Herb Reed and the Platters; The Flamingos; The Shirelles; The Coasters; Trisha Yearwood; Gary U.S. Bonds; Epcot’s British Invasion; Roger McGwinn of the Byrds; John Stewart’s Legends in Concert; The Romantics; Julio Iglesias, Jr; Pattie Loveless and Louise Mandrell. Gourmet Truck Expo will bring food trucks to the center. Food trucks will serve from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Bring you own chair or blanket and enjoy! No alcohol or coolers will be permitted. G o s p e l C o n c e r t : S o u l ’ d O u t Gospel Concert: Soul’d OutOKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene, at 425 S.W. 28th St. in Okeechobee, will host a gospel concert on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m., featuring the Soul’d Out Quartet from Georgetown, Ohio. For more information, call 863-763-3519 or view their website: www.lakenazarene.com. ARTS A LA CARTE! 2013-2014 SEASON Serving Entertainment For All Tastes! 1977 COLLEGE DRIVE BELLE GLADE, FL 33430 BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 Atlantic City Boys Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm Featuring the hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Season and more! FREE Outdoor Concert!!The Long Run: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute BandSaturday, November 23 at 7 pmThe Glades “rst food truck event!Food trucks will be serving from 9:00 9:30 pm!FREE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL & TREE LIGHTING!Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30 7 pm Kick-off for the 8th Annual Festival of Trees Refreshments, entertainment and tree lighting Bring the family to see Santa arrive on a “re truck! Pictures with Santa THE 25TH ANNUAL LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 pm Sunday, December 8 at 3 pm PERFORMING A RTS 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions November 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 $ 11,977 $ 9,709 17 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESEverglades Students of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Nov. 1 include: kindergarten students, Viviana Nava, Samantha Newton, Cristian Perez, Aiden Kreitman, Jill Baumhardt, Adriana Fonseca, Julius Gomez; rst graders, Mauricio Montoya, Aqualina Zaragoza-Torres; second grade students, Joshua O'Shields, Aydian Cruz, Benjamin, Florian Donis, Wyatt Thornton, Tucker Myers, Ethan Hawk; third graders, Wiley Vaughn, Morgan Jackson, Shaun Martinez, Samantha Slocum, Rebecca Waddell, Kayleigh Carter; fourth grade students, James Hamilton, Zoe Evans, Gavin Murphy, Tyler St. Pierre; fth grade students, Travis McKenna, Maria Castaneda and Mackenzie Crum. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCentral Students of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week for Central Elementary for the week of Nov. 1. They are: Rodrigo Garcia, Aracely Alvarez, Kael Jackson, Kaden Whidden, Wyatt Lowe, Emily Thompson, Jayliah Garcia, Alana McDonald, Jaidyn Deck, Alex Boswell, Saul Cortez, Emmanuel Ortiz-Kukulka, Addison Hayden, Cassie Moore, Stephanie Cowham, Jose Ordonez, Bradley Raulerson, Jah'niyus Smith, Alexis Watson, Alexandra Pacheco, Juan Solorzano, Lee Eduard, Katelyn Slone, Anna San Martin, Sheyla Velasquez, Diana Ayala-Godinez, Ariana Merchant, Caylus Hopewell and Shanitria Warner.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 .2005 BUICK LACROSSE Auto, 3.8L, V6. 1 owner, Stk#7297281T ................2012 NISSAN VERSA 1 owner, Stability control. Stk#737377 P.....................2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 4dr, sedan Manual 2.0 Stk#7185081T .......................2011 MAZDA MAZDA31 OWNER! Web special Stk# 7430323P ....................2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT 1 owner. Auto, AC, Stk# 7269763P..............................2012 NISSAN SENTRA 2.04 L, 4 cyc, 1 owner, Stk# 7681804P.........................2012 FORD FOCUS 21,148 miles, 2.0L, 4 cyl., Stk#7151352T ................2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Auto, 38,300 miles, Stk# 7369900P ......................2012 FORD FOCUS 1 owner, 38,469 miles, Stk# 7189911P .................2009 SATURN VUE HYBRID Auto, 2.4L, 4 cyl. Stk# 7532155T ............................2012 FORD FUSION Auto, 27K miles, 2.5L, 4 cyl Stk# 7290761P .........2013 DODGE AVENGER SE Auto, 4dr, 2.4L, 4 cyl. Stk#7566455P ...........2012 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 1 owner!!! Auto, A/c... Stk#7118341P ............2013 NISSAN ROGUE FWD 4DR 1 owner, CVT Transmission, Cruise, Stk#7511354P...2009 BUICK ENCLAVE 1 owner, Auto... Stk# 7142367T............................ 2011 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 28 MPG Hwy!! Auto, Climate & Cruise Stk#7087335T.2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 Extended cab, short box Auto .Stk# 7277788T ....2010 BUICK LACROSSE Auto, 3.0L .Stk# 7270773P ..................................2012 CHRYSLER 300 Limited RWD, 32, 961 miles Stk#7192114P.............2009 CADILLAC STS Limited RWD, 32, 961 miles, stk#7153317P .......... $16,995 $16,699 $16,999 $18,990 $16,490 $15,980 $18,990 $18,990 $18,990 $19,990 $19,995 $20,945PRE-OWNED VEHICLES Fort Pierce Buick GMC 5225 S. U S Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, Florida Fort Pierce Buick GMC 5225 S. U S Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, Florida Sales 772-318-4386 Service 772-318-4325Sales M-F 8:30 8:00 Sat 8:30 6:00 Sun 11:00 6:00 Service/Parts M-F 7:30 6:00 Sat 7:30 2:00 Body Shop M-F 8-5 We have a full service body shop! We repair all makes and models. We accept any and all insurance company estimates Subject to prior sale, all vehicles pricing is plus tax, tag and dealer fees. Not responsible for typos etc. See dealer f or details 2012 GMC SIERRA 1500 2013 BUICK ENCLAVE 2013 GMC SIERRA 15002011 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 2011 BUICK ENCLAVE 2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO $39,986 $39,425 $30,988 $29,995 $29,995 $27,496Crew Cab Short Box All Wheel drive Denali Auto, 11,094 miles. 3.6L, V6 Crew Cab Short Box, 7,615 miles. 1500 LT, 35, 577 miles, Auto Auto, 3.6L, V6, 21, 541 miles 1500 Extended Cab, Standard Box, 10,975 milesSK# 7304062T SK# 7179070P SK# 7200862T SK# 7344382P SK#7394631T SK#7225999P $15,450 $15,800 $12,995 $12,496 $10,990 $11,995 $13,496 $12,880 $14,990 WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE2014 BUICK EN CLAVE EXPERIENCE BUICKSPECIAL 24-MONTH LEASE INCLUDES:2 years of Scheduled Maintenance, OnStar and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. WITH CONVENIENCE GROUP ULTRA LOW MIELAGE LEASE FOR WELL-QUALIFIED NON-GM OWNERS/LESSEES $ 349per mo. for 24 mos. $3,839 Due AT LEASE SIGNING AFTER ALL OFFERSNo security deposit required. Tax, title, license and d Mileage charge of $0.25/mile over 20,000 miles dealer fees extra. 2014 GMC SIERRA WITH SLT CREW CAB VALUE PACKAGE 2014 GMC YUKON DENALI INTRODUCTORY OFFER: $ 1,000 + $ 2,500 $ 3,500OPTION PACKAGE DISCOUNT TOTAL ALLOWANCE 1. Must trade in a 1998 model year or newer vehicle. Not a available with leases and some other offers. Residency restriction apply. take delivery by 12/2/13 See dealer for details 0.9 % -or$ 2,500 APRFOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS1CUSTOMER CASH2 1.Not available with some other ofers. Monthly Average example is 10.8%. Some customers will not qualify. Take retail delivery by 1/2/14. See dealers for details. 2. Not available with some other offers. Take retail delivery by 1/2/14. 18 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales Huge Yard Sale Friday & Saturday Nov. 15th&16th 8:00 to 2:00 1946 SW 8th St. Clean Name Brand Clothing,Baby Items, Sound Bar,Books,Toys,Household Items,Lots of Misc. OKEECHOBEE 458 US Highway 98, November 16, 2013, 8:00-12:00. The Annual 4-H Yard Sale The sale will be held in the parking lot of the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce. Household items, books, toys, and clothes will be among the many items for sale. TWO FAMILY-SALE!!! OKEECHOBEE, Saturday, November 16th, 8am3pm, 509 SE 8th St. & 311 SE 8th St. (Behind Suntrust Bank). New lawn mower, deep fried turkey cooker & Much More! Garage/ Yard SalesOusley Estates Nov. 16 7am-4pm 4030 SW 9th Way. Christmas items, dishes, ice cream maker, books, clothes, shoes, cookware, HP Fax 920, chain saw, band saw, tires and rims for golf cart, shing poles, TV’s and a lot more! Thrift Store Sale Sat. Nov. 16th 8:00am? 105 NE 14th Ave off 70. Building behind old Apple Crate. Furniture, knick knacks too much to list! Rain Date: Nov. 23 Treasure Island Sat. 11/16. 3044 SE. 35th Ave. 8am-2pm. New portable dishwasher, hot tub, antique chairs, above ground swimming pool, & HH goods. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Yard Sale Huge Multi Family Friday Nov.15th & Saturday Nov. 16th 8:30 am -3:00 pm NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE. 312 S.E. 8th Drive, Household items, furniture, clothing, toys, shelving, tools, girls 12v (2) seat Escalade $150.00. Many more great treasures. YARD SALE SAT. NOV. 16TH, 8-2, 500 SW 5TH AVE LOCATED BETWEEN CENTRAL ELEM. AND FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. HOME DECOR, BEDDING, TOWELS, HOLIDAY DECORATIONS Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads Special Notice UP TO $100 each for Okeechobee County Florida License Plate Before 1964 Beginning with 57. Rusty Bent Tags OK. Jeff Francis 727-424-1576 email gobucs13@aol.com www. oridalicense plates.com CaregiversCAREGIVER NEEDED Day & Night hours available. $8 per hour. Detailed background check & good driving record a must. Please call (863)467-0627 for an interview. Employment Full TimeSEEKING PRODUCTION MANAGER for our new automated feed mill in Okeechobee, Florida. Responsible for Production/QC/Maintenance, managing mill personnel, computer skills are required. SEND RESUME TO: unitedfeedco@embarqmail.com CLASS A CDL DRIVER wanted 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. Drivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full TimeKissimmee River Restoration Project S-65EX1 Cajun Constructors is hiring concrete labors. Workers should have some experience with concrete and formwork. 11.36 per hour and a six day work schedule. Overtime will be paid after 40 hrs. Call 863-357-0022 or apply @ 2403 SW Ruck’s Dairy Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Raulerson Hospital Housekeeping Supervisor position Please apply in person @1796 Hwy 441 N M-F 9 to 5. EEO Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifiedsMechanic wanted Alan Jay Chrysler in Clewiston is looking for an experienced technician. Health insurance, 401k, paid vacations, uniforms, ongoing training available. Must have valid drivers license. Sign on bonus. Alan Jay Automotive Network is a drug free work place. Apply in person to Dave Bohlen@ 202 W. Sugarland Hwy Clewiston, Fl. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community PT Caregiver Needed Level II Background check required. Apply in Person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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. ApartmentsLarge Tiled APT in town. 2/2, w/d hook up, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. NW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo, and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. OKEECHOBEE 1/1, New oor covering, clean, furnished, cable, Wi-Fi, elec, satellite W/D incld. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 Houses RentAFFORDABLE new house 3BR, 2BA, full size 2 car gar. 2200 sq. ft., full appliances w/dishwasher, lg. M/B R with walk-in closet, 4 person Jacuzzi tub, 300 sq. ft. Italian tile walkin shower, lg. kit. w/cent. island bar, $1325/mo. 1st, last & sec. Call (561)723-2226 OKEE2/1 $498.00 and 3/2 $ 625.00 Newly updated 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included Call for details. Mon -Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. SMALL 1BR, 1BA, Lg. storage room, newly decorated,kitchen remodeled, all new appliances. SW 7th Ave., $550/mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. (863)357-1197 or (863)397-7947 IMMEDIATE OPENINGOkeechobee Utility Authority Maintenance Department for Distribution System Operator. Applicant must be willing and able to perform heavy physical labor, work well with other employees and the general public. e position will entail working outside with the installation and maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collection system. Applicant must possess a valid FL Operators Drivers License (requires clean driving record for the last three years), high school diploma or equivalent, neat legible handwriting and basic mathematical skills. Apply at the OUA Oce, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 or obtain an application at www.oua.com. Applications will be accepted until December 2, 2013. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE 19 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013

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Houses Sale3bd/2ba CBS Dixie Ranch Acres, 2 car garage, pool, privacy fence, hurricane safe windows, screened patio, quiet neighborhood. For appt. to see Call 772-285-1904 FISHING CABIN FOR SALE TWO LOTS W/SMALL HOUSE ON CANAL IN LAKEPORT. LOT#35&36, LITTLE SARASOTA WATERFRONT, SIZE 100’ ACROSS BY 60’ DEEP. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCE.(863)228-2569 Land SaleNW 72nd Ave. Okeechobee 40 Acres vacant land. $70,000 Call 772-201-1115 Lots Sale1/2 Acre Lot, fenced, oak trees, house or mobile home ok, off of 15A & 710 Hwy. One mile to Lake. $21,000 Call 863-610-1600 LOT FOR SALEBIG “O” RV RESORT A FRIENDLY, ACTIVE, 55+ PARK OKEECHOBEE, FL. ASKING $35,000 CALL 716-665-8979 Mobile Home Rent2/2 MH WITH REC. ROOM, SCREEN ROOM, FRONT PORCH, WASHER/DRYER, EXCELLENT DOWNTOWN LOCATION $650/MO. 863-697-3898 3BD/2BA MH FOR SALE 72FT LONG X 12FT WIDE, TILED FL. ROOM, LRGE. STORAGE AREA 50+ PARK $15,000.00 CALL 863-532-9124 FOR RENT: NICELY FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH PARK MODEL ON KISSIMMEE RIVER STARTING AT $900.00. 1ST & SECURITY. (863)467-4371. NICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 2bd & 1bd homes in nice quiet park, small dog okay, Security required. 863-517-5111 or 239-246-6301 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Mobile HomeSale2bd/2ba, 10’s of thousands of tile and marble upgrades including 66ft of screened porches, attached carport, detached garage,located by boat ramp to lake O. $18,000 425-327-0204 NEWLY RENOVATED Homes for sale in small park. Cheaper than paying rent. Call 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Older Single Wide in 55+ Park, w/screened room, porch and dock on Taylor Creek. 1/2 mile from Walmart $8,000. or best offer Call 828-208-0980 Palm Harbor Homes Modular & Stilt Homes Factory Direct/Save $25K off list!!! John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice Public Notice TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Technical Review Committee of the City of Okeechobee will meet in Regular Session on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact Patty Burnette 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 Technical Review Committee 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 General Services Department 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 Committee in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the Committee Secretary for the City’s records. By: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 456850 ON 11/15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD293 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3528 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES LOT 11 1-25-37-36-0010-00000-0110 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ELLA III LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 19th day of December, 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. 454898 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD279 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JUNO TAX 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: 2215 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: WHISPERING PINES S1/2 OF LOT 51 1-04-37-35-0010-00000-051A Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DOLORES FELT ESTATE LEROY FELT 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 19th day of December, 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. 454881 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD292 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3527 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES LOT 8 1-25-37-36-0010-00000-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: COLLEEN M DAVIS DAVID R DAVIS 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 19th day of December, 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. 454897 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD301 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 2027 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: OTTER CREEK ESTATES UNIT ONE LOT 1 & A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 19 TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1 OTTER CREEK ESTATES UNIT ONE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 29 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE SOUTH 68 DEG 21 MIN 48 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 1 A DISTANCE OF 345.14 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1 THENCE NORTH 19 DEG 23 MIN 53 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 32.00 FEET THENCE NORTH 73 DEG 40 MIN 32 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 345.37 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1.058 ACRES 1-30-35-35-0030-00000-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KAMILLE TODD NATHAN TODD 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 19th day of December, 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. 454880 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD288 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3215 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: TAYLOR CREEK DEVELOPMENT 2ND ADDITION REPLAT LOT 1 1-36-37-35-0030-00000-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: SCOTT GABOR SONJA CORBETT SONJA GABOR SONYA GABOR SCOTT MICHAEL GABOR 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 19th day of December, 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. 454893 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD295 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3594 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LAR KEE LAKES 2ND ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES LOT 10 BLOCK 6 LAR KEE LAKES 2ND ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 1-04-38-36-0040-00060-0100 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CAROL BENEDICT GREGORY THOMPSON 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 19th day of December, 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. 454910 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD308 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3817 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: NORTHWEST ADDITION LOTS 1 TO 18 W1/2 OF LOT 19 BLOCK 13 3-16-37-35-0160-00130-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JANET MARNELL MAYS MARGARET LOUISE BENTZ CO TRUSTEE ROBERT BENTZ ROBERT W BENTZ CO TRUSTEE 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 19th day of December, 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. 454925 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 11-23-13 @ 10:00 AM Unit #207 Margorie M. Billie Unit #410 Margorie M. Billie 456326 ON 11/8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD300 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 2008 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: ALL THAT PART OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY LYING IN SECTION 27 TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 26 AND 27 TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PORTION OF THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS OR BOOK 418 PAGE 893 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 27 THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEG 33 MIN 24 SEC WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 27 BEING ALSO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID OR BOOK 418 PAGE 893 FOR A DISTANCE OF 538.95 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID OR BOOK 418 PAGE 893 THENCE BEAR NORTH 01 DEG 07 MIN 47 SEC EAST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID OR BOOK 418 PAGE 893 FOR A DISTANCE OF 541.41 FEET TO A POINT THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEG 06 MIN 03 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 2722.90 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID OR BOOK 418 PAGE 893 THENCE BEAR SOUTH 04 DEG 54 MIN 57 SEC EAST ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 537.09 FEET TO A POINT THENCE BEAR SOUTH 06 DEG 32 MIN 39 SEC EAST CONTINUING ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 5.33 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF AFORESAID SECTION 26 BEING ALSO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID OR BOOK 418 PAGE 893 THENCE BEAR SOUTH 88 DEG 59 MIN 28 SEC WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 26 AND ALONG AFORESAID SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF OR BOOK 418 PAGE 893 FOR A DISTANCE OF 2241.28 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-27-35-35-0A00-00007-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: FELICIANO ESQUIVEL 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 19th day of December, 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. 454879 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 20 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD303 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3610 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT NO 1 LOT 11 BLOCK 4 1-05-38-36-0040-00040-0110 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: VIVIEN D JARVIS 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 19th day of December, 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. 454912 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD294 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3551 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: KINGS BAY 2ND REPLAT LOT 2 BLOCK 3C 1-31-37-36-0021-0003C-0020 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DONALD BOROWSKI RONALD BOROWSKI 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 19th day of December, 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. 454909 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD304 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3646 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LARODO SHORES LOT 8 1-15-38-36-0040-00000-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DAVID BLACK KIMBERLY BLACK 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 19th day of December, 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. 454914 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD306 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3767 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE W1/2 OF LOT 12 LOT 13 BLOCK 100 3-15-37-35-0010-01000-0120 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DONALD CHRISTOPHER SPATH 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 19th day of December, 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. 454923 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD310 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3891 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: WRIGHTS 1ST ADDITION LOTS 9 & 12 BLK 11 3-22-37-35-0230-00110-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DAVID BLACK 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 19th day of December, 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. 454929 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD296 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3727 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE N 71.25 FT OF W 28 FT OF LOT 11 N 71.25 FT OF LOTS 12 & 13 BLOCK 29 3-15-37-35-0010-00290-011A Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: HOLY GHOST CHURCH OF GOD PURCHASED WITH HIS BLOOD INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 19th day of December, 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. 454915 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD305 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3729 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 1 & 2 LESS LAND TO FDOT IN ORB 433 PG 184 BLOCK 37 3-15-37-35-0010-00370-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LAURA H DUPPER 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 19th day of December, 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. 454921 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD289 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3319 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: PINE ISLAND PHASE I LOT 6 1-14-36-36-0010-00000-0060 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CLEARVUE OPPORTUNITY XIII LLC KELLY M CARTER KNAPIK 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 19th day of December, 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. 454894 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD284 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 2913 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 6 LOT 9 1-25-37-35-0070-00060-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JAMIE PRITCHETT TIMOTHY PRITCHETT 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 19th day of December, 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. 454889 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD285 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3028 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: OUSLEY ESTATES LOT 7 1-33-37-35-0010-00000-0007 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CAREY E HARDEN GERRY G HARDEN 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 19th day of December, 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. 454890 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD299 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 1546 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 17 W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 17 32 34S 33E 1-32-34-33-0A00-00017-E000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: EMMANUEL F GOUTIER 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 19th day of December, 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. 454877 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD281 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 2665 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: CAREY SUBDIVISION W 10 FT OF LOT 7 LOTS 8 & 9 BLOCK 6 1-15-37-35-0100-00060-0070 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOHN JEFFERSON 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 19th day of December, 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. 454883 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice 21 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY Contact a member of our Sales Team, for an opportunity to place your ad in the best business directory in town email:okeeadsales@newszap.com or call 863-763-3134

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD286 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3032 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: SEMINOLE COVE CONDOMINIUM LOT 57 1-33-37-35-0020-00000-0570 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JANICE MONROE JERRY MONROE 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 19th day of December, 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. 454891 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD297 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3738 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 5 & 6 BLOCK 43 3-15-37-35-0010-00430-0050 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANN SHERIDAN BASS ANN BASS MADURIE ANN ERVIN 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 19th day of December, 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. 454922 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD282 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 2722 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: EL MIRA SOL LOTS 17 & 18 BLOCK 3 1-18-37-35-0020-00030-0170 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: FRANK TAGLE RAFAELA SALAZAR RAFAELA TAGLE 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 19th day of December, 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. 454885 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD309 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3890 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: WRIGHTS 1ST ADDITION LOTS 5 & 8 BLOCK 11 3-22-37-35-0230-00110-0050 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DAVID BLACK KIMBERLY BLACK 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 19th day of December, 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. 454928 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD298 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3834 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 1 TO 4 INC E 1/2 OF LOT 5 LOTS 10 11 12 BLOCK 240 3-21-37-35-0020-02400-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: N & A CONSTRUCTION INC NASER ABUEQAB 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 19th day of December, 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. 454927 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD283 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 2885 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: TAYLOR CREEK DEVELOPMENT LOT 4 BLOCK 12 1-25-37-35-0010-00120-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: EARLE FLETT EARL FLETT 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 19th day of December, 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. 454886 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD280 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 2640 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO PINE RIDGE PARK REVISED PLAT LOT 18 BLOCK 4 1-14-37-35-0070-00040-0180 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DORIS H WOODHAM FRANCINE KEEZER FRANKLIN E WOODHAM II 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 19th day of December, 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. 454882 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD287 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3187 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION 1 LOT 264 1-35-37-35-0020-00000-2640 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: EULA BYRD MARGIE JONES OTIS BYRD ROBBIE L BAKER 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 19th day of December, 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. 454892 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Okeechobee County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the unincorporated area of the County, for the cost of providing any or all of the following services: drainage, road improvements, including, but not limited to roadside ditches, swales, culverts, and sidewalks, street lighting, street resurfacing, canal cleaning and canal maintenance., enhanced or substitute solid waste collection and disposal, stormwater treatment and mosquito control, commencing for the scal year beginning on October 1, 2014. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes., at a public hearing to be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room (the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom), at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the Of ce of the County Clerk of Okeechobee County, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to proceeding or call 1-772-807-4370:IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770. Dated this 24th day of October, 2013. FRANK IRBY, CHAIRMAN BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 456207 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD290 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3459 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 3433.40 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 347 PAGE 635 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 18 MIN 54 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 1.23 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 285 PAGE 631 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 18 MIN 54 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 323 PAGE 1145 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 181.16 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 323 PAGE 1145 THENCE NORTH 88 DEG 24 MIN 13 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 1412.00 FEET TO THE NW CORNER OF SAID LANDS AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 535.25 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID NE 9TH STREET THENCE NORTH 88 DEG 22 MIN 20 SEC WEST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 330.57 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 3 OF SAID FOUR SEASONS ESTATES THENCE NORTH 01 DEG 04 MIN 20 SEC EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NE 11TH STREET THENCE SOUTH 88 DEG 24 MIN 13 SEC EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE AND THE EASTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 330.72 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF SAID WEST LINE OF THE LAND DESCRIBED IN ORB 323 PAGE 1145 THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY EXTENSION A DISTANCE OF 124.93 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 5.00 ACRES 1-17-37-36-0A00-00014-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: N & A CONSTRUCTION INC NASER ABUEQAB 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 19th day of December, 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. 454895 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD302 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 2900 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 4 LOT 53 1-25-37-35-0050-00040-053A Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ELLA III LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 19th day of December, 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. 454888 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 22 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 Need to Find a Doctor?Check out our Medical Directory in Wednesday and Fridays Okeechobee News

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Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 455848 ON 11/15/2013 Public Notice CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2013CP089 IN RE: ESTATE OF: MITCHELL G. HANCOCK, JR., Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS Administration of the estate of MITCHELL G. HANCOCK, JR. 2013CP089, is pending in the above-referenced court, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and her attorney are set forth below. Creditors must le claims against the estate with this court within the time periods set forth in Florida Statutes Sections 733.702 and 733.710, or be forever barred. Publication of this Notice has begun on November 15, 2013. Personal Representative: ALISHA HANCOCK 2418 SW 22nd Circle East Okeechobee, Florida 34974 FRANK J. PYLE, JR. FLORIDA PROBATE ATTORNEY Florida Bar No.: 097622 Probate@AttomeyFrankPyle.com www.ReasonableProbate.corn 401 West Colonial Drive, Suite 4 Orlando, Florida 32804-6855 Telephone: (407) 872-1965 456835 ON 11/15,22/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD291 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3463 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 3433.40 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 347 PAGE 635 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 18 MIN 54 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 1.23 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 285 PAGE 631 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 18 MIN 54 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 323 PAGE 1145 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 181.16 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 323 PAGE 1145 THENCE NORTH 88 DEG 24 MIN 13 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 1185.13 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE SOUTH 01 DEG 04 MIN 26 SEC WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 323 PAGE 1145 A DISTANCE OF 835.28 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 20A OF THE UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES THENCE NORTH 88 DEG 23 MIN 51 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 20 AND THE NORTH LINE OF 21A OF SAID FOUR SEASONS ESTATES A DISTANCE OF 226.57 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF LOT 9Y OF SAID FOUR SEASONS ESTATES THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 59 MIN 43 SEC EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 9Y A DISTANCE OF 220.01 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NE 9TH STREET THENCE NORTH 01 DEG 04 MIN 26 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 740.18 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EASTERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NE 11TH STREET THENCE SOUTH 88 DEG 24 MIN 13 SEC EAST ALONG SAID EASTERLY EXTENSION A DISTANCE OF 226.87 FEET THENCE SOUTH 01 DEG 04 MIN 26 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 124.93 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-17-37-36-0A00-00020-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: N & A CONSTRUCTION INC NASER ABUEQAB 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 19th day of December, 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. 454896 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. PROBATE DIVISION. CASE NO.: 2013-CP-137 IN RE: The Estate of LEON R. SCHLESINGER, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LEON R. SCHLESINGER, deceased, whose date of death was August 10, 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 DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is: November 8, 2013. Personal Representative: KIM SCHLESINGER 27720 3450 East Street Lamoille, IL 61330 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com 456328 ON 11/8,15/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD307 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS 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: 3808 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: RIVER RUN RESORT S/D LOT 25 3-15-37-35-021A-00000-0250 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GEORGE C MORRIS III 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 19th day of December, 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. 454924 ON 11/8,15,22,29/2013 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, November 19, 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 456851 ON 11/15/2013 23 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsOkeechobee High School boys basketball has more reason for optimism this year, most notably, a weaker schedule and weaker district, but also because of the return of Bryan Van Camp as an assistant coach. Head coach Shawn Hays also can boast of a transfer student who will start and provide a spark in the back court. Jacob Stewart, at 6'1" played varsity ball in Mississippi and averaged over 10 points per game. He should be able to have an impact this year. Other returning ball players include Eddie Neal, Roshell Thomas, Tyrell Taylor and Sylvester Butler. Hays said practice has gone well and he’s impressed with the group’s talent and work ethic so far. He said there will not be a freshman team so more players will be on both the junior v arsity and varsity roster. The district will include Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce Westwood, South Fork and Jensen Beach. Hays has also been more demanding of the players, both in the classroom and on the court. “We have changed the way we do things and the players have responded pretty well. We have four starters back and a lot of competition for playing time,” he added. Hays said all of the seniors must realize there is a lot of pressure on them. If they don’t perform, younger kids are ready to step in to push for playing time. “The seniors need to step up and meet the challenge or they’ll be sitting and watching,” he added. Hays said he always expects to win and have success. He said the kids have a lot of high expectations this year. He likes having an experienced point guard back to run the team. “It’s obviously a sigh of relief to have someone who can bring the ball up and call the offensive sets. Roshell Thomas competes every day in practice and in games and wants to win.” OHS lost some scoring in three year starter Phil Jones and reliable Brendon Jonassaint but gure to be able to replace them with younger players with potential. In addition to the returners mentioned, Hays expects to see Tyrone Joseph, Fred Bradley and Christian Smith considerable playing time on the front line. Adrian Minondo could also surprise and provide some additional depth. Hays said the team struggled against Class 8A teams like Dwyer, Martin County and Sebastian River last year and should do better against the smaller schools. “It was frustrating last year but we competed. I’d like the fans to come out and see the kid’s hard work and their improvement this year,” he added. Neal, who likely will get a scholarship to play college football, said the team has a good chance to win districts. He said he plans to be the workhorse inside for defense and rebounding and likes the reinforcements on the team this year. “There is no excuse for us this year. I’m an athlete and I’m supposed to perform. I feel I can come out here and get in the ow quickly,” he added. Neal said he still is considering football options which include an offer from Alcorn State. He expressed an interest in Tulane, where his father played college football. Stewart said he was happy to return to Okeechobee. He played at Stone County High School in Mississippi and was a two-year starter at point guard. He said he can shoot from the outside or penetrate and should complement Thomas well in the backcourt. “The chemistry is good and they’ve welcomed me with open arms. I also feel the football players will quickly transition into the team,” he said. Hays said he feels Stewart is good enough to play college ball next year. Stewart said he likes to do everything in basketball and is willing to do whatever the team needs to win games. His older sister played basketball for OHS and was offered a basketball scholarship in Wyoming. Thomas learned a lot from Phil Jones last year and is ready to take over a leadership role on the team. He also knows all the plays and the system which should help him. He predicts he and Stewart will be a reliable backcourt and likes having Butler available for scoring. “We are going to do really well. The defense is better and the chemistry has come together. I feel really good about our team,” he added. Thomas said he feels there are plenty o f scorers on the team so he doesn’t have the pressure of having to score every night. He also challenged Okeechobee fans to come out and support the team with noise and keep the team energized. He also praised Antawyn Fludd, a freshman, who is the heir apparent as a future star for the Brahmans. Due to an ankle injury he will start the season on junior varsity but is likely to push for starting time later in the year. Juanyae Ford is another freshman with skills. He is slowed by a knee injury. There are a number of junior varsity players with ability this year. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 25 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 OHS boys ready for hardwood campaign Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Coach Shawn Hays points out some tips on posting up and passing during a recent OHS boys basketball practice. Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Jacob Stewart provides a scoring threat for the Brahman basketball team this year. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Bethany Stuart had 14 points and Cheyenne Nunez added 11 points as Okeechobee w alloped Glades Day School, 45-5, in varsity girls basketball action Wednesday night in Belle Glade. Baylee Farless had eight points, grabbed 15 rebounds and LaPorsche Morris had ve points for Okeechobee. Thaddricka Sanders and Nunez combined for 10 steals on the night. Coach Morgan Ungerott said the team jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back in this game,” We tried to work on our communication and rebounds last night. The girls did a good job getting the job done against a lower-caliber team.” Ungerott added that the girls appear to believe in themselves more and are enjoying winning games. “We know it is a long season but we are learning to enjoy the wins when they come,” she said. “Our main focus has been to make a change and be a different team than we have in the past.” She said the players have bought into the team concept and working together and that has generated some excitement and energy from the girls.  The boys basketball team defeated the Pine School from Hobe Sound 67-62 at the St. Edwards Preseason challenge in Vero Beach Wednesday night. Jacob Stewart had 24 points and ve assists to lead OHS. Roshell Thomas added 15 points. Brahman coach Shawn Hays said the team made too many turnovers and committed too many personal fouls but did show some ght and effort in this game. “The kids played hard and were happy with our rst game,” he said. “There are some areas to work on but overall I was happy with the effort and the hard work the kids displayed.” Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers, Inc. held their two-day classic on Oct. 19 and 20 out of Okee-Tantie. Nineteen anglers brought 105 sh to the scales with a total weight of 161.09 lbs. The winners in the 11 14 age group w ere:  First place Luke Farmer, 21.09 lbs.;  Second place Josh Hiler, 10.89 lbs. w ith Big Fish weighing 4.91 lbs.; and,  Third place Kenny Whaley, 9.22 lbs. Winners in the 15 18 age group were:  First place Keith Chamberland, 20.93 lbs. with Big Fish weighing 4.79 lbs.;  Second place Matthew Haff, 16.75 lbs.; and,  Third place Kail Stevens, 15.01 lbs. The Big O Teen Anglers would like to thank the boat captains for all their support: Ben Carroll, Carl Lewis, Mike Ingram, Ernie J ohnson, Robert Haff, Nathan Pippin, Jimbo Newell, Bob Haarer, Mike Zubricky, Roger Bohannon, Leroy Bauer and Larry Wise. The Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers are having a “Dine & Donate” fundraiser at Cowboy’s Restaurant. Teen Anglers will receive a donation up to 15 percent of the pre-taxed amount of your food order Nov. 18 24 with the yer “Going Out: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Attractions” located in the Okeechobee News on Friday, Nov. 15. You must present yer prior to ordering. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJosh Hiler placed second in the 11-14 age group of the Big O Teen Anglers Tournament. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 26 Okeechobee News November 15, 2013 Teens catch 161 lbs. of bass Special to the Okeechobee NewsMatthew Haff claimed second place in the 15-18 age group of the Big O Teen Anglers Tournament. Special to the Okeechobee NewsKail Stevens placed third in the 15-18 age group of the Big O Teen Anglers Tournament. Special to the Okeechobee NewsKenny took third place in the 11-14 age group of the Big O Teen Anglers Tournament. Special to the Okeechobee NewsKeith Chamberland won rst place in the 15-18 age group of the Big O Teen Anglers Tournament.

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