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Friday, November 22, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 140 14.82 feetLast Year: 15.34 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Miss Rodeo pageant entries sought ... Page 16 Holiday events planned...Page 10 Brahman hoopsters swamp Gators ... Page 27 Letter from county tells Rehabilitation Facility it is in default of its leaseBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News What may well be the death knell for the beleaguered Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility came in the form of a letter from the county that claimed the facility was in default of its lease. After its Medicaid funding was terminated Nov. 15 the facility, which is under investigation by various state agencies, closed its doors and its clients have gone to other facilities. The Nov. 19 letter -sent to facility board of directors head Isidoro ‘Sid’ Estrada and the facility’s attorney Colin M. Cameron -states the rehab facility has 15 days to cure or the lease will be terminated. Okeechobee County has leased the building and property at 403 N.W. Second Ave. to the facility for $1 a year. That lease has been in effect since July 23, 1992. County attorney John Cassels stated in the letter the facility is in default because of a past due Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) bill that totals $3,400.54, and because it has lost its Medicaid funding and is no longer serving Rehab facility lease in jeopardy Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenFarm-City DayAnnalise Bean of the 4-H Spice of Life Cooking Club served up milk and baked goods in front of the Florida Dairy Farmers Booth at the Okeechobee County Farm-City Day Luncheon at the KOA on Thursday. For more photos, see the link on the Okeechobee News Facebook page. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Board of County Commission voted Thursday to delay plans for a new building to house the driver’s license, tax collector and property appraiser of ces. At the Oct. 10 meeting, after learning all of the bids for the new building came in above the budgeted amount of $1,8500,000, the county commission requested staff and the architect to review possible construction alternatives. “When the board approves a project and the project comes in over budget, there is some trepidation on the part of the public,” said Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. “We’re not trending upward in population. We’re trending downward,” he said, adding that nearly $2 million is “a lot of taxpayers money to spend. “Because of our budget restraints, we are laying people off from essential services,” he said. “I think we are jumping the gun on this. We need to put this off and see what the economy looks like in the next two or three years,” Commissioner Culpepper said. “Regardless of whether or not we build this building, we have space issues we need to address,” said Commissioner Joey Hoover. “It’s not just the driver’s license ofce. We need to move forward and develop a plan on how to address the space needs.” However, he added, he was in Commision delays new building plans I would never go along with taking capital money and spending it on operating expense. That is the equivalent of eating your seed corn and not having anything for the future. — Commission Chairman Frank Irb y See BUILDING — Page 5 See REHAB — Page 5

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Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 81F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.Extended ForecastSaturday: Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Sunday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High o f 77F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Monday: Mostly cloudy. High of 75F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a chance o f a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee NewsFamily Health & Wellness Center openThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County along with Amanda Williams facilitated a grand opening Wednesday evening Oct. 23 at Family Health & Wellness Center. Ms. Williams, her family and staff, would like to thank everyone who came out to support them and celebrate this accomplishment. Special to the Okeechobee NewsGrand Opening of Milton Carpenter Insurance The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County along with Okeechobee Mainstreet facilitated a grand opening Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Milton Carpenter Insurance. Peggy Carpenter Brady, her family and staff, would like to thank everyone who came out to support them and celebrate this accomplishment. Milton Carpenter Insurance has been serving Okeechobee and the surrounding area for over 77 years and three generations. From left to right are: Jennifer Ruiz, CSR; Sandra Diaz, accounting and CSR; Marbelis Deleon, CSR; Velma Espinoza, Belle Glade of ce manager and CSR; Milton Carpenter, president; Nancy Carpenter; Peggy Carpenter Brady, VP; Danny Heim, ITO and account executive; Blake Brady, account executive; Bill Rose, account executive and Mary Burris, account executive. For information, email info@okeechobeebusiness.com; or, call 863-467-6246. Grand opening is plannedThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County & Okeechobee Mainstreet will facilitate a grand opening for the Tree Locator’s Farmers’ Market. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at 16162 U.S. 441 N. from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Food and beverages will be served, and a ribbon cutting will take place. Come out and support The Farmers Market at Tree Locators. Normal hours of market will be: 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; Saturday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. For information, e-mail info@ okeechobeebusiness.com; or, visit our website www.okeechobeebusiness.com.R/C racing club will meetThe Okeechobee R/C racing club holds rallies every Sunday from 4:30 until 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 5 until 8:30 p.m. The events are held in Big Lake Hobbies parking lot, 110 S.W. 14th St., in Okeechobee. Even if you don’t have experience or have your own vehicle come on down and try it out. Immigration services offeredSanta Fe Legal Immigration Services Inc. now provides all immigration services at El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Ave. For information or an appointment, call 863-467-5525. Business News in Brief

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50 years ago ...Editor’s note: This week marks the 50th a nniversary of the death of President John F. K ennedy. We encouraged readers to share t heir thoughts. If you are old enough to rem ember that day, where were you when y ou found out about the shooting? What do y ou remember most about that day?  I was attending Forest St. School, in W estbrook Maine. There was a tree outside the window and I remember at that moment seeing a dandelion growing in the split between branches.  I was at home in Michigan watching TV. I remember wondering who had the most to gain and it seemed to me, Johnson. I’ve alw ays thought he had him shot.  I was in a rst grade classroom of a Catholic School and I remember the someone came to the door with a message for the teacher, and she read it and started crying. Then she got everyone to line up and w alk to the church which was next door to the school. The kids knew something was w rong and everyone was very quiet. The principal announced that the president had been shot and led us in a prayer. I also remember that the teacher brought in a television so we could watch the funeral. In those days, having a TV at school was a big deal so it made a big impression. I particularly remember the riderless horse in that funeral. I have often thought the only thing that today’s kids could compare to that day was 9-11. Everyone will remember what they w ere doing when they learned the planes hit the towers.  I was born Aug 26, 1963, so I was a baby, than. My mom said she was feeding me my lunch when she heard the news on T.V.  I was in the third grade. We found out from our teacher and then when we got home from school. Our Mama was talking to us about the tragedy.  I was in school and everyone started crying. They brought TV in the day of the funeral so we could watch it.  I was born Nov. 20, 1963. My mom has a letter from my grandmother talking about it.  I remember my father telling me that some people at the of ce where he worked were happy that the JFK had been killed because they distrusted Catholics. Dad was horri ed that they were laughing and joking about the shooting. I bring this up because I think it is wrong to sugarcoat history. We like to remember JFK through rose colored glasses, but he had plenty of enemies.  I was born in 1959. I remember my Mom crying. I asked her why. She said, the president has just been shot. I felt so bad for her.  I nd it interesting that after 50 years, many Americans still believe that there was a conspiracy and do not buy the of cial “one shooter” story. Of course because that shooter was himself killed, it seems someone was trying to make sure he didn’t talk.  During JFK’s 1963 visit, there were antiKennedy protests in Dallas. People said he was a Socialist. Some people later blamed the City of Dallas for what happened.  I remember that it was very sad when John F. Kennedy died, but I think it was even sadder when his younger brother Bobby was shot ve years later. I remember being so sad for their mother, to lose another son that way. Just tragic.  I asked my kids if they were learning anything about this in school this week, since it is the anniversary. They said it had not been mentioned. Guess they are too busy worrying about FCAT material. Too bad the teachers didn’t ask some of those older than 50 to come in and talk to the kids about what this country was like in 1963 and how everyone reacted to the shooting.  I remember that after JFK died, politicians went a little crazy naming things after him. It was sort of like that with Martin Luther King Jr. too.Lake Okeechobee Finally they are doing something to store water north of Lake Okeechobee. It’s just a drop in the bucket, but it’s a start. November 22, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editorSpeak 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! Warriors 4 WoodhamWe would like to say thank you to everyone who participated at any level in making the Warriors 4 Woodham 5k Fun Run/Walk at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center a huge success! Warriors 4 Woodham was started to help aid our dear friend and fellow teacher ght her battle against breast cancer. Mr. Matt Doeherty was very kind and accommodated us in every way, as a result making our day that much more enjoyable! We would like to recognize and thank our event sponsors: Everglades Farm Equipment, Gaucin’s Lawn Care, Okeechobee Christian Academy, Real Sea Marine Camo, Krauss and Crane Air Conditioning and Electric, The Meat Shoppe, Oakview Baptist Church, Ika M. Curry-Wojcieszak, Silver Spur Signs, Lloyd Johnson Electric, Sun Pro Tinting, and The Church of God of Prophecy. Thank you to Brad and Patty Rucks. They worked in partnership with Everglades Farm Equipment to provide and cook all of the food for our event. We would also like to thank Teez 2 Pleez, for taking multiple orders and printing amazing t-shirts for us. We had over 150 registered runners/walkers. Thank you to every one of you that came out and gave up your Saturday morning to support our friend. We would like to send out a special thank you to Cross t 426. They closed their gym down for the day and brought multiple members out to run. Your compassion and support blessed us beyond measure. We want also to say thank you to WOKC, the Okeechobee News, and the Pennysaver for helping us to get the word out. We could not have done this without everyone’s help and support, and we are truly grateful! God blessed our day beyond our wildest dreams and prayers. We are humbly grateful to Him for His blessings and provisions in helping our dear friend. Sincerely, Kimberly Wojcieszak and all of the Warriors 4 Woodham CommitteeGathering in Grace concertWe would like to sincerely apologize for any and all inconvenience cancelling this concert may have caused. Because of the rain and wet equipment we could not take a chance that the equipment would be ruined or someone may have been harmed b y electrical shock. To the band members and singers, you have no idea how much we appreciate your hard work in pulling this concert together. We would like to extend a ver y special thank you to Ryan Reister and your friends—you guys are truly young men and women of God and without you we would not have even come to the point of having a concert. To all the businesses and churches thank you for putting up the yers and telling your congregations. Thank you Bill Rose Sr., Thomas Barber, Debi Large, Mainstreet, Okeechobee City Hall, More2 Life Ministries, Oakview Baptist Church, The Pentalcostals of Okeechobee, Sarah Douglas, Kenny Binnion, Pat Raulerson McCoy. Reach FM 90.5, WOKC. Facebook and The Okeechobee News your help was invaluable. Thank you to the hundreds of Okeechobee residents for your promised attendance. We pray that we will be able to do this concert in the near future. God Bless you! Kathy Rose Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Warriors 4 Woodham 5K Fun Run was held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. 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November is traditionally known for the Thanksgiving holiday: the food, the leftovers, shopping for sales, time off from school and w ork, and spending time with family. You probably didn’t know, however, that Nov ember is also National Healthy Skin Month, so designated by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). So, before you dive into your Thanksgiving dinner or “shop till you drop” on “Black Friday,” Board Certi ed Dermatologist, Elizabeth McKay and Dermatology Certied Nurse Practitioner, Glena Maggart, have some recommendations that will help keep your skin healthy all year long and throughout your life. 1. Protect your skin from the sun: Applying sunscreen helps not only to prevent premature signs of aging, such as wrinkling of the skin, but it also decreases the risk of developing skin cancer. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 and reapply every two hours. Also, broad-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing should be worn anytime you are exposed to the sun. 2. Avoid tanning beds: Studies have found a 75% increase in the risk of developing melanoma from exposure to the ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning. 3. Eat colorful foods: Colorful fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants that can ght against the harmful effects of pollutants and toxins in your skin. Consume plenty of these as well as omega-3 rich foods such as cold water sh. 4. Moisturize your skin at least once daily: Moisturizing within a few minutes after a bath or shower with an emollient (cream) will dramatically improve dry skin. Emollients help your skin to hold water in and lubricate the skin. 5. Perform monthly self-skin exams: Go to the AAD website to learn more about skin cancer, how to perform a self-skin exam and download the body mole map to keep a record of growths on your skin. See your dermatologist if you nd something unusual or if a mole is itching, painful, bleeding, or non-healing. 6. Schedule an annual skin exam with your dermatologist: Skin cancer rates, including deadly melanoma, are on the rise. Having your skin checked once yearly can save your life! November is National Healthy Skin Month 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 any clients. “The stated purpose for the Lease was ‘developing, using, operating, maintaining and administering a non-pro t rehabilitation and educational facility,’” the letter stated. “As state Medicaid funding has been terminated and all clients have relocated, the facility is not open and being used for the purpose which this public asset was allocated and leased to the Rehab.” While the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has concluded its investigation of the facility, the Division of Insurance Fraud still has an open investigation as does the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD). It was the APD that terminated the facility’s Medicaid funding. Because of the investigations and other allegations the facility’s executive director Nancy Zeigler, director of marketing Jeannie Bramlett and her husband Paul Bramlett, w ho transported clients, have been placed on leave. “They are on administrative leave without pay, pending an investigation,” said Mr. Estrada, in an earlier interview. According to the county’s letter if the alleged defaults are not cured within the designated time frame “... the lease shall be deemed to be terminated due to the defaults w ithout further notice.” At that time, stated Mr. Cassels, the premises are to be peacefully surrendered without damage and the keys turned over to him. In a phone interview Thursday, Nov. 21, Mr. Estrada said he and Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, who has joined the facility’s board, are doing all they can to reopen the facility. “We will try to look for some way where we can save this,” said Mr. Estrada. He said efforts are under way to negotiate an agreement with OUA whereby the utility will take payments instead of a “lump sum” payment the facility simply cannot afford. Mr. Estrada pointed out that the original bill was under the county’s name. But, in an earlier interview, county administrator Robbie Chartier said the county would not pay the bill. The lease clearly states the facility is responsible for paying its utility bills. As for not having any clients, Mr. Estrada said parents are calling him and pleading with him to re-open the facility. He added the letter did not say how many clients it would take to keep from defaulting on the lease. “Even if we only service one, we won’t be in default,” he said. When asked if a solution to the problems stated in the letter can be reached in 15 days, Mr. Estrada said he’s con dent he can do it. If OUA will agree to let the facility pay $100 a month on their outstanding bill, he said that will cure one problem. “And if we can bring in one or two clients, then we will be able to comply with our lease agreement,” he added. “It’s painful to let it go -that’s my concern. I believe it’s our moral obligation to help these people.” REHABContinued From Page 1 favor of delaying a decision on new construction. “Given the uncertainty with what we may be facing with the sheriff’s budget, we don’t know what our exposure is going to be there. But, it won’t be a one-time pop,” he said. Sheriff Paul May has taken his budget appeal to the governor’s of ce. If the Governor’s Cabinet nds in favor of the sheriff, the county will have to come up with about $2 million in addition funds for the sheriff’s of ce budget. Commissioner Margaret Helton said she had also changed her mind about the new building. “At the last meeting I had voted for us to move forward,” said Commissioner Helton. “But with the perception of the public, with the sheriff’s appeal, I think we need to hold off.” Commissioner Ray Domer, who was the lone commissioner to vote for going ahead with the original building plan, said, “I don’t see things getting cheaper.” “If the sheriff wins his appeal, we will have to borrow money to do it this year and then add costs to the citizens to do it in the future,” Commissioner Domer said. He said if the sheriff wins his appeal they will have to increase taxes to fund the sheriff’s of ce. “I don’t want to add any more costs to the citizens of Okeechobee County, but if I have to, I will,” he said, adding that the building plans and the sheriff’s of ce operating expenses are separate issues. He said the county has always used facilities that were less than that for which they were designed. “I think the political pressure should be put aside,” he said. “We certainly would not have spent over $100,000 to design this building to get to this point if we didn’t need it. We’ve got a road department working in a mobile home. We’ve got recreation people working in a mobile home.” “I would never go along with taking capital money and spending it on operating expense,” said Commission Chairman Frank Irby. “That is the equivalent of eating your seed corn and not having anything for the future.” “Taking money from reserves is not a long term solution,” Commissioner Hoover agreed. “In the short time, we are going to have to go nd $2 million. The only place we are going to nd it is from reserves. Going forward, we would have to institute ne w taxes, whether it be a utility tax or MSTU (Municipal Services Taxing Unit). “I was never advocating doing that (reserves) as a long term solution,” he said. The commissioner added that the count y is not using some available space ef ciently. “I do think there is a problem when you are storing archives in temporary storage,” he said. “We also have over 4,000 square feet o f very expensive square footage in the judicial center -being used for storage,” he said. ‘Even if we don’t sell driver’s licenses, we still have this problem.” “I am not for giving capital dollars for the sheriff’s budget,” said Commissioner Helton.” It needs to stay right where it is.” She said while she appreciates the wor k that county staff has done putting together the recommendations, “I think this is the wrong time to build this building.” The commissioners voted 4-1 to reject all bids for the new building. Following that vote, the commissioners turned to the immediate issue of the driver’s license of ce. The state has agreed to run the of ce in its current location until Januar y 2015. If the county wants to keep it open, the county will have to take over the operation at that time. “My suggestion is just lease what is there,” offered Commissioner Domer. He said they should negotiate with the property owner to lease the current of ces to the county. Commissioner Irby said they would be required to address some security concerns. County administrator Robbie Chartier said people in Okeechobee are used to the of ce location and level of service there. “We should nd out what it will cost us to keep it there and decide whether we want to keep it,” said Commissioner Domer. “We need to get the facts,” agreed Mrs. Chartier. BUILDINGContinued From Page 1 Agri-Civic Center open to public for exercising Unless an event is taking place, the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center grounds are open to area residents for exercise activities such as walking, running and bike riding on a daily basis. The gate on State Road 70 is open from 7 a.m. until dusk for residents to access the roads and parking lots within the facility. While the county encourages area residents to take advantage of the opportunity to use the facility grounds for exercise, the staff asked everyone to help keep the facility clean by not littering.FEMA has Emergency Family Registry and Locator SystemFEMA’s National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS) is activated following a presidentially-declared disaster to reunite families that have become separated as a result of the disaster. Once the disaster is declared, individuals and families can register online at www.fema.gov or by phone at 1-800-588-9822, 24-hours a day, when the system is activated. For information go to: http://www.fema.gov/public-assistancelocal-state-tribal-and-non-pro t/recovery-directorate/national-emergency-family.Upward basketball and cheerleading sign-ups plannedUpward basketball and cheerleading sign-ups will be held at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, K through sixth grade. The fee is $70 per child. The last day to register and for mandatory evaluations will be Dec. 5 and 6. Pick up and return the registration form at the church of ce or at ROC. For information, call Pastor Jacob at 863-467-7625.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Obituaries 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.William ‘Bill’ Elton Derry, 72OKEECHOBEE — William “Bill” Elton Derr y died Nov. 19, 2013. He was born Feb. 11, 1941 in Arkansas to William and Jonnie Derry. He owned and operated Derry Concrete Construction. A resident of Okeechobee for 32 years, he enjoyed shing, hunting and serving the Lord. He was a member of the Haven of Rest. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two sons, T.J. Derry and Thomas Derry; brother, Jimmy Derry all o f Okeechobee; sister, Ruth Keller, Rockford, Illinois; ve grandchildren. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 with Pastor Tom Velie of Haven of Rest. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. 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. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 Thanksgiving dinner planned Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. will feed the homeless and the needy families on Thanksgiving. Donations of food for this event and volunteers are needed. For information, call Emmaline at 863-634-9194.Mission to serve dinnersBig Lake Mission Outreach will serve Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless, needy or anyone that is alone or needs a meal on Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Donations of cooked foods or monetary donations are needed. Dinners donated from Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens will also be delivered out in the community. If you know families, neighbors or an area that will need a meal, come and pick up meals and deliver them to those who need them. For information, call 863-763-5725 or 863-610-1815.Johns to speak at IRSCThe 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 A ve., Friday, Nov. 22, at noon. The event is hosted by the IRSC Minority Affairs Division. The keynote speaker will be Willie Johns, outreach specialist from the Smithsonianaf liated Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum in the Everglades’ Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Mr. Johns 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. For information, contact Reginald Floyd at 772-462-7612.Eagles offering dinnersRhw Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve choice ribeye steak, shrimp or sh dinners starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22. Entertainment will be by Wayne Purvis. On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Eagles will serve a spaghetti dinner by Ken and Fran, with entertainment by Debra and Jimmy Harper. On Sunday, Nov. 24, the Eagles will serve southern fried chicken by Ed and Noni. Tuesday, Nov. 26, is the weekly dart tournament with hamburgers served. The public is welcome. Tuesday’s proceeds go to Okeechobee No Kill Pet Rescue Shelter, and the rest go to community and national charity funds. For information, call Cypress Hut Eagles at 863467-1154.Humane Society hosts car washThe Okeechobee Humane Society will host a car wash on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Tractor Supply for a suggested donation of $5 per car and $10 per truck or SUV. For information, call 863-357-1104.Sale bene ts typhoon victimsA white elephant sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on the Sacred Heart Church grounds, 901 S.W. Sixth St. All proceeds are for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Donations will be accepted at Sacred Heart Church. For information, call Trinidad Garcia’s of ce at 863-763-6427.CAP selling 2014 calendarsThe Civil Air Patrol is collecting cell phones for soldiers and selling 2014 calendars with aerial shots of Okeechobee landmarks. The photos were taken by Civil Air Patrol cadets. On Saturday, Nov. 23 the cadets will be at the Publix Supermarket from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. to sell calendars and collect cell phones.Eagles hosting turkey shootAerie 4137/North Eagles, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host a turkey shoot on Saturday, Nov. 23, starting at 11 a.m. Bring a friend or two and show your skill and take home your Thanksgiving turkey. Proceeds go to bene t the various charities supported by the Eagles, such as the Diabetes Research Center. Call 863-763-2552 for any questions.Sale bene ts Martha’s HouseMartha’s House will have a yard sale Saturday, Nov. 23 from 7 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Brahman Theater. All venders are welcome. Martha’s House is in need of small furniture items such as end tables, kitchen items, chairs, and any other donations. For information, call 863-763-2893.Car show aids youth ranchA car and motorcycle show will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Fountain of Life Church, at 1302 S.W. 32nd St. There will be bounce houses, corn hole games, live music and more. A $5 entry fee for the car show will be collected. All proceeds from the event will go to the Real Life Children’s Ranch. The event is free to the public. For information, call 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297.Group planning yard saleHabitat for Humanity will hold a yard sale Saturday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the MidFlorida Hardware lumber yard parking lot on U.S. 441 S. There will be lots of Christmas things.Legion hosts Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. .Youth hoop signups startParks and Recreation has 2014 co-ed youth basketball for 9-14 year olds. Registration will be from Nov. 25 through Dec. 13 at the Parks and Rec of ce, 640 N.W. 27th Lane, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The registration fee is $50. For information, call 863-763-6950.Masons offer to cook turkeysThe Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.,will have fully-cooked whole roasted turkeys on sale for Thanksgiving. Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 25 Pick up is Thursday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. until noon. Turkeys are $30 each. To order, call Hugh at 863-532-1097.Hospital hosting speakerOn Tuesday, Nov. 26 Raulerson Hospital’s guest speaker for Dine with the Doctor will be Physical Therapy Director Christine Sanchez. Sanchez will speak about the causes and symptoms of lymphedema and the therapy options available at Raulerson Hospital. Dinner is $5 and begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Raulerson Hospital cafeteria. The lecture is free and begins at 5 p.m. Reservations are required. For reservations or information, call 863-763-9228.Shrine Club offers dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is pleased to offer smoke free dinning. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided from 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For information, contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Chamber hosts book signingLocal author Jerry Ferrara will have a book signing event at the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Jerry is the author of ‘The Rock-O File’ and has written the sequel entitled ‘Vito’s Revenge.’ For information, e-mail info@okeechobeebusiness.com; or, call 863-467-6246.4-H collects warm clothingUntil Saturday, Nov. 30 the 4-H club, On The Hoof will collect gently used warm clothing such as jackets, long pant, and longsleeved shirts as a community project to give back. You may drop off items at Countryside Florist, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday-Friday; or, on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Y.E.A. needs volunteersThe non-pro t organization Youth Development, Extreme Athletic, Art Talent (Y.E.A.), is needing volunteers. Some o f the activities promoted by Y.E.A. include anti-bullying, disaster relief, helping need y families, veterans appreciation and extreme sports. The organization also assists artist with promotions, fundraisers and guidance. To become a member, sponsor or mentor e-mail yeafoundation@hotmail.com. Please supply a telephone number. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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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).  Dixie Marie Tommie, 24, N.W. 34th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 18 by Of cer J ohn Zeigler on a Highlands County warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation assault. She is being held without bond.  Charles Jacob Anderson, 69, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 18 by Deputy John Ashby on Okeechobee County w arrants charging him with the felony of obtaining property with a worthless check over $149 and the misdemeanor of battery. His bond was set at $3,000.  Winston Clyde Collins, 61, N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 18 by Deputy Matt Crawford on a felony charge of grand theft-auto. His bond was set at $5,000.  Tomijac Jones, 20, S.E. 29th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 19 by Deputy Yero Todman on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the felony of petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500.  Maile Lynn Kaluahine, 29, N.E. 106th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 19 by Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of petit theft. Her bond was set at $2,500.  Kevin Chad Estes, 32, S.E. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 19 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a DOC warrant charging him w ith the felonies of violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker and violation of probation dealing in stolen property. He is being held without bond.  Aaron Bradley Hill, 16, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 19 by Of cer J ohn Zeigler on a St. Lucie County warrant charging him with the felonies of assault and battery on a law enforcement of cer. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released into the custody of a parent or guardian.  Brittany Marie Daugherty, 25, S.W. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 19 by Deputy Cari Arnold on amended DOC w arrants charging her with the felonies of v iolation of probation giving false information to a secondary metals recycler $300 or more (three counts), violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation uttering a forged instrument. She is being held without bond.  Joseph Earl Dudwoire, 38, Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 20 by Detective Mark Shireman on felony charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $12,500.  Julio Olguin Olvera, 18, N.W. 42nd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 20 by Deputy Ben Lisle on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of capital sexual battery. He is being held without bond.  Mark Allen Lee, 29, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 20 by Deputy Ben Lisle on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone). His bond was set at $2,000.  David Eugene Sherrod, 30, S.W. Third Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 20 by Of cer Belen Reyna on a felony charge of driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $2,500.  Rian James Haaka, 38, S.W. 20th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 20 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $10,000.  Ciarra Paige McCullough, 19, N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 20 by Of cer Chad Troutman on Okeechobee County warrants charging her with the felonies of burglary of a dwelling while armed and grand theftrearm. Her bond was set at $85,000.  Patrick Michael Abel, 24, N.E. 325th Trail, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 21 by Deputy Elbert Kline on amended DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of oxycodone, violation of probation burglary of a dwelling (two counts) and violation of probation grand theft (two counts). He is being held without bond.  James Lyle Carnley, 21, N.E. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 21 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with felony battery. He was released on his own recognizance. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 email ”bizsearch@newszap.com will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 & Friday, Nov. 29 for THANKSGIVING FRIDAY, NOV. 29 DEADLINE Noon on Tuesday, Nov. 26SUNDAY, DEC.1 DEADLINE 3pm on Wednesday, Nov. 27 8 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 A rrest Report The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its meeting Nov. 20 in Weston, presented a position paper designed to help guide Everglades restoration. The position paper provides guidance on how to resolve habitat and wildlife issues as the FWC and partners work together on Everglades-restoration efforts. This document is an important tool for managing the habitats and species in this complex ecosystem. In the position paper, FWC biologists provide science-based information regarding the timing, distribution and ow of water throughout the Everglades ecosystem. It also provides data collected over the past 60 years demonstrating how uctuating water levels impact the wildlife and habitats in this ecosystem. “It’s all about the quality, quantity, timing and distribution of water,” said FWC Commissioner Ron Bergeron. “Our approach is adaptive and based on six decades of in-theeld science.” Extreme high and low water events negatively impact the ecosystem’s native wildlife and habitats. For example, extreme high water levels are detrimental for terrestrial species such as panthers, deer, bobcats and raccoons. High water conditions reduce the amount of available food sources and indirectly may lead to the spread of disease. Extremely low water levels can also have negative impacts such as peat res that can cause long-lasting damage to tree islands and other plant communities. Returning the water ow back to a more natural state will have positive impacts for native plants and animals. “We need exibility in dealing with extreme high or low water events because either means sudden death for the Everglades ecosystem,” said Mr. Bergeron. Everglades restoration a high priority for FWC

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By Tony YoungFWC Special to the Okeechobee News November means the 2013-14 huntin’ season is in full swing. In this month’s column, I cover almost everything you need to know about general gun, fall turkey, quail, snipe and the second phase of mourning and white-winged dove season. The rst thing you need to do is pick up a $17 Florida resident hunting license. Nonresidents pay $46.50 for a 10-day license or $151.50 for 12 months. If you plan to hunt one of Florida’s many w ildlife management areas (WMAs), you’ll also need a $26.50 management area permit, but don’t forget to study the brochure for the speci c area you plan to hunt, because dates, bag limits and rules can differ greatly from area to area. You can get these brochures at the tax collector’s of ces in close proximity to the W MA, or you can download them from MyFWC.com/Hunting. You can buy your license and permits by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA or going online at License.MyFWC.com. Have your credit card ready. You also can purchase them from a tax collector’s of ce and most retail outlets that sell hunting and shing supplies. The general gun season runs Nov. 2 – Jan. 19 in Zone C; Dec. 7 – Feb. 23 in Zone B; and in Zone A, the second phase of general gun season runs Nov. 23 – Jan. 5. In Zone D, it starts Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28) and lasts four days until Dec. 1. Two weeks later, the season reopens Dec. 14 and runs through Feb. 23. Hunters can take bucks having at least one antler 5 inches or longer, but anyone hunting deer in Florida must have the $5 deer permit. On private lands, the daily bag limit for deer is two, but during some quota hunts on WMAs, the bag limit is only one deer, and in some cases, there are antler restrictions, so read the particular WMA brochure before you hunt. On private lands, hunters can take wild hogs year-round with no bag or size limits. On most – but not all – WMAs, there’s also no bag or size limit on wild hogs, and hunters can take them during any hunting season except spring turkey. Again, check the WMA brochure to be certain. On private lands only, the highly anticipated antlerless deer season, often called “doe week,” is Nov. 23-29 (Thanksgiving week) in zones A and C, and it always runs Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 (Christmas week) in zones B and D. During doe week, the daily bag limit is one buck and one doe, or two bucks. You may not take two does in one day like you can during archery season, and spotted fawns are never legal game. By the way, WMAs do not have an antlerless deer season. Fall turkey season in Zone A is Nov. 23 – Jan. 5. In zones B and C, it runs Dec. 7 – Feb. 2 and Nov. 2 – Dec. 29, respectively. And in Zone D, fall turkey season is Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 and Dec. 14 – Jan. 19, except for Holmes County, where there is no fall turkey season. Only bearded turkeys and gobblers are legal game; you must have a turkey permit ($10 for residents; $125 for nonresidents) to hunt them. The bag limit is one bird per day, and a total of two during the archery, crossbow, muzzleloading gun and fall turkey seasons combined. Quail season runs statewide Nov. 9 – March 2, and the daily bag limit is 12. Shooting hours for deer, turkey and quail are a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. All legal ri es, shotguns, muzzleloaders, bows, crossbows and pistols are legal for taking these resident game animals during the general gun, antlerless deer, fall turkey and quail seasons. Snipe hunting in Florida ranks second in the nation in number of birds harvested each year, and the season always runs Nov. 1 – Feb. 15 statewide. The second phase of the mourning and white-winged dove season also comes in this month and runs Nov. 16 – Dec. 1. Shooting hours for migratory game birds are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. The bag limit for snipe is eight; for doves, the bag limit is 15. You must get a no-cost migratory bird permit if you plan to hunt snipe, doves or any other migratory game birds. The FWC even provides an online “Dove Hunters’ Hotline,” which gives up-to-date information on Florida’s public dove elds. The address is MyFWC.com/Dove, and it is updated every Thursday throughout dove season. Information includes dove densities, previous week’s harvests and eld conditions. Whether small-game hunting with friends and family or hunting solo, going after that monster buck, boar hog or big tom, November brings loads of great hunting opportunities. Here’s wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and a successful hunting season. Give thanks for hunting galore 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 CATHOLIC 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. Sacred Heart Catholic Church 901 SW 6th Street, Okeechobee Presents Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival Dec. 13, 14 and 15 Friday 5 -11pm Saturday noon -11pm Sunday 3 9pmFUN for the entire FAMILY For Tickets call: 863-763-3727Food, Drinks, Rides, Games and more...$15,000 Prize Raf”e Tickets for Sale $20 each (Drawing Dec.15th) MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Nov. 22ND Thurs., Nov. 28THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “CAPTAIN PHILLIPS”Fri. 7:00 & 9:15, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:15, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “ THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “ THOR: THE DARK WORLD”Fri. 7:00 & 9:30, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 & 9:30, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00OPENING WED., NOV 27: “FROZEN” PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Open Thanksgiving Day: 7:00 & 9:00 • Fri., Nov. 29 2:00 & 4:15 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 € Hwy 98 N. € Okeechobee 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Vegetable Plants, GardenSeeds and Vidalia Onion Sets Now Available! 9 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013

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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 10 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 Parade applications offeredOkeechobee Main Street’s Top of the Lake Christmas Festival and Lighted Parade is on Saturday, Dec. 7 in downtown Okeechobee. The parade will be at 6 p.m. The parade theme is “Island of Mis t Toys.” The parade entry fee is $10. To ensure a more safe and manageable event, Main Street will limit the number of entries to 100. Applications may be found online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org, or at the chamber building at 55 S. Parrott Ave. The Christmas Festival will open at 10 a.m. in the park. Contact Sharie Turgeon at 863-357-6246 for information.City plans holiday eventsThe City of Okeechobee has planned the following holiday events:  The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be Tuesday Dec. 3, at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall Park on S.R. 70 E. (by City Hall). Okeechobee County Schools Chorus Groups will perform. Santa will be on hand to of ciate.  Santa in the Park visits are planned for Dec. 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17 from 6 until 8 p.m. Stop by for your picture with Santa.  Santa will tour the areas within the city limits on the city re truck, a local tradition. On Dec. 19, he will travel through the Northw est and Northeast sections of the city. On Dec. 20, Santa will tour the southeast Section of the city. On Dec. 21, Santa will travel through the Southwest section of the city.Christmas Cantata plannedThe Okeechobee Community Choir, in its 15th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, has begun rehearsing for the annual Christmas Cantata and other seasonal selections. Rehearsals are held on Sundays from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. at Okeechobee Presbyterian, 312 N. Parrott Ave., and on Monday evenings from 6 until 8 p.m. All interested singers, both locals and our Northern friends, are invited to participate. Singers should be able to match pitch and read music a little. Music and rehearsal CDs will be provided for a nominal fee. Rehearsal attendance is suggested, but not mandatory. The cantata dates will be Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22. The cantata will be presented at the First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714.Multi-county toy drive setFlorida Department of Health agencies in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties are partnering with the United States Marine Corps Reserve in their goal to “deliver, through a new toy at Christmas.” Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. New, unwrapped toys will be accepted at the St. Lucie County Emergency Operations Center, 15305 Midway Road, which is next to the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds.Toys for Tots drop off plannedOkeechobee Main Street and the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will host a drop site for new, unwrapped toys at the chamber of ce at 55 S. Parrott Ave. from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The collection boxes will arrive Monday, Nov. 25 .Mission will have Toy RunBig Lake Missions Outreach will host a Toy Run on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Brahman Theatre, 1500 S. Parrott Ave., starting at 8:30 a.m. All money will go to Big Lake Missions Outreach. For information, call Gene at 863643-1723 or Bruce at 863-697-6433.Church plans music programOakview Baptist Church’s Celebration Choir will present a Christmas music program entitled “Our King Has Come” on Sunday evening, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. For information, call 863-763-1699. The church is located at 677 S.W. 32 St. Martha’s House needs toysIt’s the time of year when Martha’s House Shelter and director Crystal Royal call on you to work a miracle. This may very well be the only time a child in our shelter will experience the true meaning of Christmas. So, if you have a toy to donate call Crystal at 863763-0596.VFW Ladies hosting bazaarThe Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Big Lake Post 10539 will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar at the post Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sausage gravy and biscuits will be offered for $3 per plate. Craft vendors are needed for this event. For a table, contact Sherri Fields at 863-801-5180.Boat parade set for Dec. 14Okeechobee Yachette Club will host their 30th Annual Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 14 Decorate your boat and meet us on Taylor Creek by the Burger King and S.R. 70 E. bridge between 5 and 5:30 p.m. The parade starts at 6 p.m. For information, call Arnie at 863-634-4777.Cookie sale plannedOkeechobee Presbyterian Church will hold their annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parish hall at 312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call 863-824-0013.Snow planned in Flagler ParkThe 1 Stop Party Shop and Main Street will host a “Holiday Evening in the Park” on Friday, Dec. 6 The snow will begin at 6 p.m. Snow enthusiasts are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots. At 7 p.m. a holiday animated classic movie will be shown. Holiday Happenings

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 specialsections. newszap.com View all of our special sections online! FAMILY MEDICINE GYNECOLOGY 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com ORTHOPAEDICS Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. 11 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsPublix Super Markets, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the United W ay of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee worked together to bring 184,632 items of school supplies to the students of 59 local schools. Just before school started, Publix Super Markets conducted the annual drive for “School Tools for Cool Kids,” supplies to help students throughout the school year with the tools they need to be successful. The school supplies many of us take for granted — paper, pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, markers and glue — are the very tools that can make a difference in the education of a child. This year customers purchased vouchers at Publix Super Markets, and the money collected was used to purchase cases of the needed items. The cases of school supplies w ere stored at the Harry Chapin Food Bank w arehouse in Fort Myers. Publix employee v olunteers sorted the supplies for each school to pick up. Publix Store Manager Buddy Kubesh was instrumental in arranging for the volunteers from Publix stores. Brian West, Media and Community Relations Manager said for Publix, “We are so proud of the desire and willingness of our customers and associates to be involved as responsible citizens in their communities. The donations from our customers and the volunteer efforts of our associates provides a wonderful example, and brings the needs of the community into focus.” Hannah Pelle, United Way Director of Allocations and Community Planning said, “Collecting, sorting and distributing 184,000 school items is a huge task. A big thank you to Publix, Harry Chapin Food Bank, and the people of our community who made this happen. A special thank you to Publix which is an extraordinary example of a company that puts high value on giving back to the community. We thank all of you for making it possible to help our local school children.”In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. For information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee at 239-433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee. org. Students get over 184,000 ‘School Tools for Cool Kids’ Special to the Okeechobee NewsPublix Super Market employees are loading vehicles to take the school supplies to individual schools.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ”bizsearch@newszap.com 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 By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. SYLVIA OLIVAREZ HILL BIRTHDAY LORDY LORDY LOOK WHO’S 40! We are very proud of you and we love you. GRANDMA LUPE, MICHAEL, DIANA, BRAD, BRADLEY AND ANDREA. 12 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 With the holidays approaching and plans for visiting family and friends in full swing, it’s a good time to remind everyone of the importance of using your seat belt while riding in a vehicle, including making sure children are properly secured in a car seat or booster seat. A recent seat belt survey by the Florida Department of Transportation shows that approximately ninety percent of drivers in Florida are using their seat belts. “This time of year can be hectic and in our rush to get everything done, it can be easy to overlook some necessary safeguards,” said Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Julie Jones. “Whether it’s a trip across town to go shopping or a trip across the state to see relatives, it’s important to take that extra minute before driving off to ensure that everyone in the vehicle is buckled up and secure for the journey.” Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said, “The Florida Department of Transportation is committed to driving down fatalities on our roadways, and we have seen a positive impact from seat belt usage over the years. More lives can be saved, and we will continue to educate about the importance of buckling up every trip, every time.” Florida law requires the use of seat belts by drivers of motor vehicles and all children riding in a vehicle under the age of 18. FLHSMV and FDOT recommend:  Buckle Up. A seatbelt is your vehicle’s most important safety feature.  Use a car seat for children under age 3 for every trip, even if you are just going down the street.  Make sure all car and booster seats you use are crash-tested and federally-approved.  Select a car seat based on your child’s age and size, and always follow the manufacturer’s directions.  Keep children in the back seat, at least through age 12. When used with seat belts, air bags work well to protect teenagers and adults. However, air bags can be very dangerous to children, particularly those riding in rear-facing car seats, and to preschool and young school-aged children who are not properly restrained.  Soon-to-be parents should buy their infant car seat before having the baby so you are ready to bring home the new addition to your family safely.  Replace a car seat if the vehicle has been in a moderate to severe crash to ensure a continued high level of protection. Car seats and seat belts save lives

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 .2005 BUICK RENDEZVOUS Auto, 3.4L, V6, Stk#7531798T ................................2005 BUICK LACROSSE Auto, 3.8L, V6. 1 owner, Stk#7297281T ................2012 NISSAN VERSA 1 owner, Stability control. Stk#737377 P.....................2011 MAZDA MAZDA31 OWNER! Web special Stk# 7430323P ....................2012 NISSAN SENTRA 2.04 L, 4 cyc, 1 owner, Stk# 7681804P.........................2012 FORD FOCUS 21,148 Miles Stk# 7151352T..............................205 GMC SIERRA 1500 2WD, Crew Cab, Short Box. Stk#7361228T ...........2009 SATURN VUE HYBRID Hybrid, 4 cyl, front wheel drive, Stk# 7532155T .........2013 DODGE AVENGER SE Auto, 4dr, 2.4L, 4 cyl. Stk#7566455P ...........2012 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 1 owner!!! Auto, A/c... Stk#7118341P ............2012 GMC TERRAIN Gas Miser, Automatic, 2.4L, 4 Cyl. Stk#7256148T.........2009 BUICK ENCLAVE 1 owner, Auto... Stk# 7142367T............................2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 Extended cab, short box Auto .Stk# 7277788T ....2010 BUICK LACROSSE Auto, 3.0L .Stk# 7270773P ..................................2009 CADILLAC STS Limited RWD, 32, 961 miles, stk#7153317P ..........2011 KIA SORENTO 2WD, 4 dr, 6, 770 miles Stk#7003203T.........................2011 HYUNDAI TUCSON FWD, 4 dr, 33,757miles Stk#7214221T.........................2011 FORD FLEX FWD, 4 dr, 33,757miles Stk#7D12527T.........................2013 CHRYSLER 300 4 dr, 20,060 miles Stk#7508006P.........................2013 CHEVROLET EQUINOX FWD, 2LT 15,919 miles Stk#7227921P......................... $18,990 $18,990 $19,990 $20,945 $17,990 $16,995 $18,990 $20,996 $20,996 $21,896 $24,695 $24,695PRE-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 $15,980 $16,699 $13,496 $11,995 $9,990 $10,990 $14,990 $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. 13 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsSES Students of the MonthThese high-soaring Eagles earned Student of the Month in October at South Elementary. They are: Madison Smith, Taylor Rathbun, Freddy Roque, Devon Ferrell, Thalia Svatora, Spring Diaz, Hayden Hickman, Silvia Gomez, Leta Adamo, Jayden Patterson, Erin Starling, Ruby Anselmo, Madison Lilley, Blake Joyner, Robert Young and Andrea Guadalupe Meza. Congratulations! Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESEverglades Students of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Nov. 8 include: kindergarten students; Joshua Santamaria, Bryan Arriaga, Jadyn Jeune, Sebastian Levesque, Anna Vizcarra, Luis OchoaGalvan; rst graders, Mason Broadrick, Br'shiya Williams, Francisco Avalos, Liliane Villarreal, Madison Newton, Simon Rivera; second grade students, Hailey Carter, Katie Rivers, Tyler Adams, Amanda Crapps, Miguel Tapia, Kylee He in; third graders, Hannah Bernard, Bryana Burgos, Joshua Boon, Yasmin Abonza, Kali Riechert, Rosa Palacios, Brightin Martin; fourth grade students, Westyn Boone, Philip Sanders, Dylan Jacobs, Abraham Torres, Keenan Rucks; fth grade students, Rocky Garcia and Aston Harper. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSYMS Students of the WeekYearling Middle School would like to announce their students of the week for the week of Nov. 4: Christian Hernandez, Osvaldo Salgado, Emily DeBree, Cody Deloney, Keith Morgan and Jacob Shirley. Congratulations to these and to all of the hard working students at Yearling Middle School! Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESSeminole Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Nov. 15: Yovani Marquez, Jose Baltazar, Kristopher Cowles, Tionetta Hunter, Freya Garcia, Emma Manuel, Natalia Elias, Natalie Villegas, Kali Russell, Randall Clark, Francisco Valdez, Savon Henry, Jasmine Snell, Sergio Pena, Jaheim Worthen, Berenice Sanchez, Leo Rodriguez, Elizabeth White, Yovani Garcia-Elias, Ana Eriza, Riley Mullens, Itzel Mederos, Adriana Santibanez, Marco Campos and Bryan Rosas. Tax assistance program seeks volunteersThe United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee counties are seeking volunteers to help lowerto middle-income taxpayers to le their federal income taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). For information, call the United Way at 239-433-2000; or, visit www.unitedwaylee.org.Food bank offers help with applying for assistanceThe Treasure Coast Food Bank will be at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E., on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 -until 3:30 p.m. Sandra Iglesias will help people with the SNAP program: such as applying and recerti cation for food stamps and temporary cash assistance. She will also make appointments for the Health Navigator Program for people who need health insurance. For information, call 863-467-1026.

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Cattleman’s Association is seeking young ladies to compete in the Fifth Annual Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Pageant. The purpose of the royalty will be to act as ambassadors of rodeo and the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association. The pageant will be held Feb. 22, 2014. There are four age levels for the competition: Miss Rodeo Okeechobee, ages 19-24; Miss Teen Rodeo Okeechobee, ages 15-18; Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Princess, ages 11-14; and, Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Sweetheart, ages 7-10. The pageant is open to eligible young ladies in Okeechobee and adjoining counties. The mission of the Queens will be to educate people of all ages about rodeo through school visits, media interviews, personal interaction and sponsor visits. They will participate in rodeos, parades and other community events. They will also represent Okeechobee at other rodeo events throughout central and southern Florida. The competition for Miss Rodeo Okeechobee and Miss Teen Rodeo Okeechobee will consist of the following elements: horsemanship, a written exam, a speech, modeling and interview and impromptu questions. The horsemanship portion will consist of riding one set pattern, one freestyle pattern created by the competitor, a ag carry and a short in-arena interview. The written exam w ill consist of questions based on equine knowledge, rodeo knowledge, history of Okeechobee and its rodeo and general agriculture information. The stage portions of the competition will consist of modeling, speech and impromptu questions in the categories of rodeo knowledge and personality. Also to qualify for the competition the young ladies are asked to presell ads, tickets for the lunch during the pageant and ten tickets to the Speckled Perch Rodeo to be held in March. The competition for Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Princess and Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Sweetheart will consist of the following elements: speech, modeling, interview and impromptu questions. The Princess competitors are welcome to ride in the set pattern portion of the competition but are not required to do so. This will not be a scored event for them. The other requirements for these two groups will be ad sales, lunch ticket sales and ten tickets for the Speckled Perch Rodeo to be held in March. All the winners will receive crowns, sashes and in the case of the Miss Rodeo Okeechobee, Miss Teen Rodeo Okeechobee there will be trophy buckles for the titles and horsemanship winners. There will be a rst runner up sash for the Miss and Teen titles as well as congeniality. This will make up the court of the 2014 year. There will be a contract signing following the coronation ceremony. When asked of Michelle Harper, the Pageant Director and Queen Coordinator, what bene ts do the girls receive competing gain from this type of competition her response was, “The girls learn life skills in this situation. Interview skills, public speaking, and sportsmanship as well as friendly competition are all life skills that they need to succeed. There are no careers in life where you are not interviewed, and learning to speak publicly is a bonus in building con dence. Understanding the importance of your appearance and posture is element to gaining the career or goal you wish to achieve, as well as con dence. I have seen with my own daughters how competing and reigning as rodeo queens has changed them forever for the better.” The royalty will commit to one year of service, with a minimum of two appearances per month. Some months will be busier than others. Most appearances will be conducted during weekends. There will be a contract signing following the coronation ceremony. Prior to the pageant there will be a clinic hosted by the outgoing court and past rodeo queens from Okeechobee and Miss Rodeo Florida. Speci c requirements can be found in the Rules, the Appearance Requirements and the Intent to Participate and may be viewed and printed from the website www.missrodeookeechobee.com or www.missrodeookeechobee.info. Deadline for acceptance of applications is Dec. 31, 2013. For information on the pageant or clinic, contact Michelle Harper at crackersam2000@gmail.com or at 863-634-6397. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: CT Scan, Digital Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, & Ultrasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Treat Kids Too! 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 At MetCare, our commitment is to our patients. This is Mary Cays Story.Why MetCare?My name is Mary Cay Martin. After I became paralyzed, I was going from doctor to doctor to doctor „ they talked to the wheelchair. To them, I was my illness, not Mary Cay. When I “nally got to MetCare, we had a real conversation. At MetCare, they asked about other things. It was the realization that I had more value to my life and more living beyond the wheelchair. It was very life-arming.Call us today 866-736-9039 or visit us at www.metcare.com Dedicated to health care. Committed to caring.METCARE TAKES A PROACTIVE TEAM APPROACH TO YOUR CARE.€ Same-day appointments € Labs drawn in-house € Proactive care € Disease management education MKMC-3923P2REVMetCare of Okeechobee206 NE 19th Drive, Suite 5 Okeechobee, Florida 34972 17 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESTeacher and School related Employee of the YearCongratulations to Central Elementary’s 2013-14 Teacher of the Year RaeAnn Whiteside and to School Related Employee of the Year Peggy Friend. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESSeminole Students of the weekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Nov. 8: Mireya Vargas, Marely Gonzales, Chris Boggs, Krystall Carter, Dillan Lundy, Leslie Cortez, Landon Croft, Emmanuel Hernandez, Gavyn Giesy, Joseph Sewell, Jaden Arnold, Madison Chaplin, Naquai Gandy, Guadalupe Lara, Jayda Carrera, Yareli Rojo, Carlos Alanis, Matthew Yates, Jayce Bigford, Brady Sperry, Colton Armstrong, Yajaira Trapero, Steviya Fitzpatrick, Alexis Rosas, Yovana Villegas, Jose Windham, Eutimio Bucio and Ashley Marker. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSouth Elementary students honoredCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Nov. 1. They are: Haley Woodard, Juan Perez Gomez, Noah Hamblen, McKenzie Neal, Bryan Holtkamp, Brandon Mesa, Jaqueline Mandujano Denova, Jandiel Nieves, Ava Conner, Ally Popovich, Cinthia Gomez, Cameron Hamblen, Yahira Gomez, Kaitlyn Yerkes, Conner Mehrer, Julitza Urbina Urieta, Claudia Alvarado, Jayden Mills, Blake Joyner, Beyonece Garcia, Armando Santos and Albert McClain. Special to the Okeechobee NewsGrand Oaks hosts ticket auctionGrand Oaks Assisted Living Facility presented a ticket auction for its residents on Halloween. Residents had been saving tickets over the past months that were used to bid on desired items. Tickets were collected at select events, bingo, etc. Some residents had over 300 tickets. The items they bid for ranged from watches and jewelry to gift cards to Walmart and beauty salons. It was a fun event enjoyed by all. Left to right are residents Doris LeClair, Doris Wood and Lora Hornick who spent time with activities director Jennifer Shatto Dodd before the Grand Oaks ticket auction.

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Garage/ Yard Sales2FAMILY YARD SALE 1061 23RD ST BHR FRI.NOV.22-8AM-3PM SAT.NOV.23-9AM-12PM COMFORTER SETS, RATAN SOFA,NIGHT STAND,HONDA GENERATOR,2 SETS OF BAR STOOLS,HOUSEHOLD ITEMS WOMEN’S CLOTHING & SHOES, PICUTRES. 3-DAY YARD SALE WELCOME BACK ‘SEASONALS’ 1118 TROUT STREET BHR, THURS/FRI/SAT 11/21,22,23 7AM-1PM LAMPS, CHAIRS, CHINA, GLASSWARE, HARDWARE, TOOLS, CONTENTS OF 2 HOMES CLEANED OUT. OKEE Multi-Family, 208 NE 3rd. St. (Dr. Tenniswood). Sat., 11/23, 8am-2pm. Furniture, clothes, Houseware, baby clothes, toys & more! Garage/ Yard SalesMULTI FAMILY YARD SALE SAT., NOV. 23rd ONLY, 7-4 3532 SE 23rd AVE TOOLS, ART, FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, LOTS OF GOOD DEALS.. COME SEE. TREASURE ISLAND FRI. 22 AND SAT. 23 3024 SE 25TH STREET BOATING EQUIP, MINI FRIG, A BIT OF EVERYTHING. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 PersonalsAttractive Slim Female seeking traditional marriage. Looking for established man 45-65 who believes in traditional gender roles. I am 45 yrs old and have no kids. Leave message 954-470-4085 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. Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full TimeMedical Assistant needed for busy podiatry of ce. Computer skills a must. Fax resume to (863)357-0424 SEEKING 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 CDL DRIVER Class A Must have DOT medical,clean driving history and 3 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. CRANE OPERATOR We are immediately hiring an EXPERIENCED CRANE OPERATOR for a Manitowoc 4100 Series II Crawler Crane. Please contact Robert Waltman at 504-952-0860. Be prepared to submit a resume, valid CCO card, and complete physical. Drivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Experienced Finish Graders and End Dump operators needed. Drug Free Workplace. EOE. Email resume to mash@optsvc.com or fax to 863-467-8067. Kissimmee River Restoration Project S-65EX1 Cajun Constructors is hiring concrete labors, carpenters, crane operators, and Quality Control personnel. 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 Employment Full TimeInterviewers Westat seeks motivated, detail-oriented individuals to work part time on an important study, the National Study of Health-Related Behaviors (NSHB). Interviewers will collect information from respondents about tobacco use and its effects on health. Interviewers will show respondents how to collect cheek cells and urine samples using a self-collection kit and coordinate appointments for a blood sample to be taken by a trained health professional. To learn more about this position and apply, go to www.westat.com/ eldjobs and enter Job ID 7288BR. WESTAT EOE Mechanic 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. Employment Full TimeRaulerson Hospital Housekeeping Supervisor position Please apply in person @1796 Hwy 441 N M-F 9 to 5. EEO 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. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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. Antiques*ANTIQUES* STOREWIDE SALE THROUGH NOVEMBER! 50% OFF GLASSWARE, LINENS, HOUSEWARES, JEWELRY. 25% OFF TABLES, CHAIRS, LAMPS, FEATHER WEIGHT SEWING MACHINES, PRIMITIVES! CO-OP ANTIQUES 1214 SW 2ND AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN). BETH 532-9138 JUDY 634-1552 Miscellaneous1969 ROCK-OLA JUKE BOX OVER 1,500 RECORDS $750.00 or $450.00 EMPTY, NEW GENERATOR 6,250 WATTS $475.00 O.B.O CALL 863-623-4412 AND LEAVE MESSAGE OR CELL#304-687-0715 Pets/SuppliesYorkie Male Puppy beautiful baby doll head,short nose and large eyes. Will be very small last one available for 7 months. BullMastiffs also available. 863-261-3246 ApartmentsApartment for Rent 2BR 1 1/2BA Large Town House In Town, Very clean, W/D $650 mo, 1st, last & sec. Yearly Lease 863-697-1129 Large 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. Houses Rent2BR DUPLEX, CLEAN, QUIET. DIXIE RANCH ACRES AREA. PETS ALLOWED UPON APPROVAL. $550/MO., WATER & LAWN MAINTENANCE INCLUDED. $400 SECURITY. 863-610-0001 Buckhead Waterfront 3bd/1ba CBS, large Florida room, tile, utility room, dock and deck, w/carport. $725 mo plus security. 1137 4th St BHR Call 561-968-4018 KINGS BAY, CBS HOME 2/2/1 AVAILABLE DEC. 1ST, $900.00 MONTHLY CALL 863-801-9163 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. ON RIM CANAL Freshly redone, 3BR, 2.5 BA, garage, boat dock. $750 mo. water incl. Call 772-359-1640. 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 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+ PAR K OKEECHOBEE, FL. ASKING $35,000 CALL 716-665-8979 Mobile Home Rent2bd/2ba BHR Waterfront home $800 a month utilities, lawn, garbage included. 3bd/2ba MH BHR on Rim Canal handicapped accessible, Elevator, walk-in tub, etc. $800.00 monthly lawn,garbage and exterminating included Available in December. Call 863-467-0745 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 SMALL TRAVEL trailer, all utilities included. $450/month. + $300 security. On Rim Canal. Call 863-697-0214. 19 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013

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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 Public Notice NOTICE OF OUA WORKSHOP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet for a Workshop to discuss the previously presented Financial Forecast on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ces, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director’s Of ce at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford, P.E. Executive Director. 457156 ON 11/22/2013 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 PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that On 12/09/2013 at 9:00 am, the following Personal Property will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S.715.109: 2000 Skyline Layton Vin#1SL200R29YF002711 Last Tenants: Michael Palmer Sale to be held at Sisters R.V. Resort, Inc 3201 SE 34th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 (Okeechobee County) 407-462-6984 457150 ON 11/22,29/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE. Notice is hereby given that the following vehicles will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S.. 713.78 on the sale dates at the locations below at 9:00 a.m. to satisfy towing and storage charges. 2001 Hyundai KMHCF35G31U110534 Sale Date:12/09/2013 Location Rapid Auto Disposal 4870 US hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 Lienors reserve the right to bid. 457151 ON 11/22/2013 Mobile Home RentFOR RENTFURNISHED 2 BEDRM/2BATH MOBILE HOME INCLUDES WATER, YARD & GARBAGE $600.00 MONTHLY-$300 SECURITY. CALL 863-697-6412 LAKE O ACCESSRV SITES AVAILABLE KISSIMMEE RIVER Estates, 2 Bedroom, 17216 Brynwood Lane, $400 mo. + $400 deposit. Lawn & Water maintenance included. 317-402-5441 or 863-261-4138 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 55+ Park For Sale or Rent w/option to buy. 9441 Hwy 78 West, 3BR/1.5BA, Fully furnished,W/D, Big Florida room,Lots of updates. $13,000 OBO (219)384-3407 Direct River Access No lock to go through. Very nice park model w/full Florida rm., screened porch & double car port. Fully furnished, comes with boat slip on Kissimee River. $32,500. 574-261-2045 or 574-784-2002. MOBILE HOME FOR SALE VANTAGE OAKS 55+ PARK NEW AIR COND., SCREEN ROOM $17,500. CALL 863-484-0501 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 Factory liquidation Sale 6 models to choose from 1200 sq ft up to 2400 sq ft... $12K off! 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Utility Trailers2009 LARK, ENCLOSED TRAILER 5X8 ASKING $1,200 LIKE NEW. CALL 863-357-1505 Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Public NoticeNOTICE 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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 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 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. Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public Notice How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 20 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 Need to Find a Doctor?Check out our Medical Directory in Wednesday and Fridays Okeechobee News

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 21 Okeechobee News November 22, 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 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 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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 2013TD276 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TRC-SPE LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1435 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOTS A B C F G H OF TRACT 15 E1/2 OF N1/2 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 15 32 34S 33E 1-32-34-33-0A00-00015-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name(s) in which assessed: CRYSTAL RUTH PEARSON MESA HELEN CHAMPAGNE JOHN MESA HELEN MESA Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property 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 at 10:00 A.M. on the 5th 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 than 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 IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770 457174 ON 11/22/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 Public Notice 22 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013NOTICE 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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Public NoticeNOTICE 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 23 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013NOTICE 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 ACROSS 1 Composes, as a telegram 8 Render harmless, in a way 14 Warranty contract fig. 15 Hold em challenge 16 Sniveled, But I dont wanna!Ž 18 Flagrant felonies 19 Moxie 20 Puffin kin 21 Damon and others 22 Like runts 23 River in a 1957 film title 24 What much may follow 25 Indigo Girls song, e.g. 26 Fetches flies 27 Common starting word 28 Male mallards 29 Treated like royalty 33 Symbolic trees of Lebanon 34 Days in Durango 35 Loosely arrange 36 Like a souffl 37 Scrapple meat 41 Prefix with byte 42 Pantry lineup 43 Broadcast network 44 Like the Opry? 45 Brand of syrup 46 Beatles nonsense syllables 47 Take care of every last detail 50 Tennis great Goolagong 51 Traces 52 Puts new prices on 53 He voiced curmudgeonly Carl in UpŽ DOWN 1 Azadi Tower city 2 Barry Manilows longtime label 3 Some Cte-dOr reds 4 Composer Saint-__ 5 Auto industry pioneer 6 __-ball pens 7 Flooring joint 8 Unsportsmanlike 9 Piccadilly Circus statue 10 Critter to 8Across, perhaps 11 Stare at the ceiling, maybe 12 Eased 13 Sloppy greeting from a puppy 14 Guru 17 Give up the ball 22 Tawny predator 23 Kublai __ 25 A&W competitor 26 Hindu titles 27 __ mortals 28 Time for action 29 TV roving reporters opening 30 Words of reluctance 31 County with grapes on its seal 32 Finds cool, man 33 Storage for jewel cases 36 British peer 37 Offer to a bunch of hitchhikers 38 Valencia, for one 39 Not as welldone 40 __ Kringle 42 Makes fun of 43 Picks the locks for, perhaps 45 __ Fu PandaŽ: 2008 animated film 46 Greek high point 48 It was Genentechsstock ticker symbol, aptly 49 20-volume ref. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 25 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 Fish Busters’ BulletinBy Bob Wattendorf FWC Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday and for many people it represents their only four-day holiday. So what better time to offer license-free shing days? Friday, Nov. 29, will be a license-free freshwater shing day, followed by a saltwater license-free day on Nov. 30. To round out the gift-giving, Saturday, Dec. 28, was also designated as a licensefree freshwater shing day. In 2013, the legislature authorized the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to offer four additional license-free shing days annually. FWC Commissioners subsequently implemented a long-term strategy to encourage introducing new anglers to recreational shing, and to give those who haven't been shing recently another incentive to enjoy time on the water. Since the dates for some of these long-term options had already passed in 2013, they also picked the one-time-only dates mentioned above to make sure anglers got all the free-days the legislature authorized. For 2014 and beyond, the eight days will fall on the same weekend days from year to y ear, allowing anglers to plan in advance and businesses and nonpro t groups to schedule events around these shing license holidays. Recurring days for freshwater will be the rst Saturday and Sunday in April and the second Saturday and Sunday in June. For saltwater, the dates will be the rst Saturday and Sunday in June, the rst Saturday in September, and the Saturday following Thanksgiving. These dates were planned around holiday weekends and events, such as National Fishing and Boating Week (www.TakeMeFishing.org/NFBW), which gets signi cant media coverage by promoting boating and shing nationwide. The website is available to cross-promote local shing or boating events as well. In addition, VISIT FLORIDA, which promotes Florida as the "Fishing Capital of the World" (www.FishingCapital.org), designates June as Fishing Month. April is among the best freshwater shing months and the weather tends to be comfortable. It is a great time to host educational and outreach events that promote recreational shing and conservation stewardship. Florida's license-free shing days are the perfect opportunity for people to try, or introduce a friend to, some of the nest shing in the world. Florida's recreational freshwater and saltwater shing industry has an $8.9 billion economic impact and supports nearly 80,000 jobs. Events like these help grow the industry even more. Businesses with shing ties such as outdoor retailers, shing guides, marinas and out tters; nonpro ts that work with youth and conservation groups; and local governments promoting shing in local waters will all bene t. The FWC encourages them to sponsor events on these free days. To learn more about promoting your freshwater shing events, contact Bob Wattendorf (Bob. Wattendorf@MyFWC.com). A great way to cross-promote is to encourage anglers to participate in angler recognition programs. For freshwater programs, go to TrophyCatchFlorida.com and register. Registering enters the angler into an October 2014 drawing for a Phoenix bass boat powered by Mercury. Anglers may submit photos of their catches for recognition. Big Catch certi cates are available to those who post a photo of any of 33 different freshwater shes that simply exceed a speci ed quality length or weight standard (see website for details). There are special certi cates for youth who catch slightly smaller sh to encourage them. For a cionados, there are Master, Elite and Specialist certi cates, or Slams for catching a variety of sh within a speci ed time frame. However, the big prizes are reserved for anglers who catch, document and release largemouth bass over 8 pounds. To join the TrophyCatch clubs and claim prizes, anglers should photograph the entire sh (head to tail) on a scale with the weight legible, then release the bass and post the photo and information on the website. Not only do anglers acquire bragging rights and prizes, but they help conserve the resource by recycling these older trophy bass. Documenting these catches helps the FWC re ne management strategies for trophy bass and provides support for promoting Florida as the premier bass- shing destination. Prizes start with a $50 Bass Pro Shops gift card and Bass King custom T-shirt, and go up from there. For bass over 13 pounds that are properly documented and released, the prize package is worth over $1,000. Registration is free, and claiming your bragging rights is fun with either of these great programs. Plan your shing experience today, but don't forget to check the rules at MyFWC. com/Fishing. Regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply, even on license-free days or if you are exempt from a license. Meanwhile, if you can't wait for a license-free day or decide shing is for you, licenses are affordable. An annual resident license is just $17 for either freshwater or saltwater shing, and a combination to do both is $32.50. Since a typical angler shes an average of 17 days per year and more than four hours per trip, that comes out to about a quarter per hour for healthy fun and doesn't even include the value of any sh you take home, or rewards you earn. Holidays bring shing bonuses for Floridians Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCFrank Ay caught this 6 lb. 5 oz. largemouth bass in Lake Okeechobee in Glades County. Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCIsaac Dange received a Trophy Catch certi cate for an 8 lb. 5 oz. largemouth bass caught in Lake Istokpoga in Highlands County. Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCCurt Trainer received a Trophy Catch certi cate for this 8 lb. 8 oz. largemouth bass caught in Lake Okeechobee in Glades County.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 26 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Nov. 8. They are: Landen Ramsey, Rebekah Thompson, Jackelen Barcenas, Alana Valladares, Fernando Sandoval, Vanessa Castro, Aaron Gaucin, Jayda Rochelle, Jacob Simms, Lorena Urvina, Alysa Nelson, Kye Rivero, James Lewis, Starlene Jackson, Kyler Morgan and Raul Castellanos. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents of the weekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Nov. 15 include: kindergarten students, Byron Brinkley, Leland Summers, Jaela Fricks, Nyla Holloway-Pizarro; rst graders, Madison Collins, Ethan Corona, Ashlei Morales, Sherri Fogg; second grade students, Baldemar Gaona, Zion Mitchell, Emma Baumhart, Wyatt Thornton, Isabella Lagos, Reagan Tucker, Jacok Henderson; third graders, Guadalupe Morales-Lopez, Moises Castro, Casey Perry, Dashia Williams, Sinai Leon; fourth grade students, Lexie Jennings, Isaac Cardoso, Tanner Hansen, Audrey Johnson; fth grade students, Nathan Seger, Melanie Urvina-Rodriguez, Jesse Luna and Alexandra Ramirez. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.

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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 27 Okeechobee News November 22, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Jacob Stewart had 25 points and Fred Bradley added 16 points off the bench as Okeechobee High School rolled past Glades Day 84-35 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams at the Brahman gym. Stewart hit two three point baskets in the rst moments of the game and Okeechobee led 19-2 early in the game. Tyrell Taylor added 10 points and Eddie Neal added nine points for Okeechobee. Okeechobee shot over 50 percent from the eld in the rst half. OHS coach Shawn Hays said he liked the fact that Okeechobee was patient on offense and worked the ball inside when they could to get easier shots at the basket. "That is the kind of balanced scoring I've been looking for in my rst three years. We had a little bit of it last week and we saw more that tonight. I feel working the ball outside in works," he added. Charlie Velasquez led Glades Day with 19 points. Glades Day played shorthanded with several starters still playing football in the state playoffs. Coach Hays said that left what amounted to a talented junior varsity team for the Brahmans to play but he still wanted his team to play like it was a normal game. He said the team kept the ball moving and took good shots. He said this game will help him decide the roles players will ll later in the season. He singled out Stewart, Bradley and Adrian Minondo for strong games. Stewart said he felt the entire team played well together and really hustled on the court, "We had a lot of team chemistry and we kept our focus. I feel the hustle got us ahead." He added that even with a big lead the team needs to play basketball and concentrate on what they have to do, and always give maximum effort. "I thought we played really well as a team. We pushed the ball in the rst half and got after it on defense," he added. Okeechobee led 29-7 after the rst quarter and 48-18 at the half. OHS scored 32 points in the third quarter and led 80-27 entering the fourth quarter. Okeechobee did a good job of passing the ball with 14 team assists in the rst half. They also got plenty of contributions off the bench from players like Dustin Herrin, Chase Asmussen, Gerry McKee and Bradley. Hays said he did not like the fact his team had eight personal fouls in the rst half. He wants the players to move their feet more and not get lazy on the defensive end. "I was happy that we swarmed the ball and kept going after it. Basically I had to make them stop and I like the way they got after it. I want to see that Friday night," he added. Okeechobee will host Lake Placid on Friday in a triple header. The junior varsity game begins at 4:30 pm. The Lady Brahmans will play Lake Placid in the middle game at approximately 6 pm and the boys game will follow that. The Lady Brahmans fell at Fort Pierce Westwood 66-40 on Tuesday night. The Lady Panthers led 14-7 after the rst quarter and 33-25 at the half. They outscored the Lady Brahmans 33-15 in the second half. Stewart’s 25 leads Brahmans past Gators Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Eddie Neal looks for an open teammate during the third quarter of Okeechobee’s blow out win over Glades Day Tuesday. Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Jacob Stewart (left) made a nice home debut with 25 points in the Brahman win Tuesday. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Sebastian Middle School jumped out to an 18-1 lead in the rst quarter and went on to defeat Yearling Middle School 38-17 in middle school basketball action Tuesday night in Okeechobee. The Lady Bulls struggled with turnovers and against the Lady Cowboys full court press in the rst half. Sebastian hit a three point basket and had two steals in the backcourt to lead 7-0 in the rst minute of the game. It took almost the rst half before Y earling could make their rst eld goal. Diamond Wiggins hit a short jump shot off the glass with 35 seconds left in the rst half for their rst basket. Wiggins hit a free throw in the rst quarter. Wiggins led Okeechobee w ith eight points and six rebounds. Yearling also got strong performances from Brooke O'Hagan who dealt with the Sebastian pressure defense the entire game. She had three steals and two points in the game. Percent Wiggins had two points and J anet Chavez had three rebounds for the Bulls. Sebastian led 22-3 at the half, and 36-7 after the third quarter. Yearling got two points from Maria Spelts. Despite an early de cit Yearling played hard throughout the game and was able to outscore the Cowboys 10-2 in the nal six minutes. The girls played at Gifford in Vero Beach on Thursday afternoon. Y MS Lady Bulls fall 38-17 to Lady Cowboys Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyPercint Wiggins drew a crowd of Lady Cowboys in the paint during the Yearling versus Sebastian basketball game on Tuesday.

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