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Friday, December 27, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 155 14.25 feetLast Year: 15.05 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. C o r p s b a t t l e s Corps battles i n v a s i v e p l a n t s invasive plants ... Page 21 UF researchers study food trends ... Page 10 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School showed an over 4 percent improvement on the graduation rate for the 2012-2013 school year according to data released this month by the Florida Department of Education. At the same time the number of dropouts rose by nearly 1 percent in the past year. Over 72 percent of white students graduated from the high school in four years, 175 out of 242. Black students graduated in four years at a rate of just under 69 percent, (20-29). Hispanic students graduated at a rate of 72 percent (7097). The total graduate rate last year was just over 65 percent. The state said none of the 20 white students that attended the Okeechobee Achievement Academy were able to graduate within four years. One of 12 Hispanic students graduated on time from the OAA. School graduation rates improve OHS football team honored at banquet ... Page 23 See SCHOOLS — Page 5 By John H. CampbellU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District The task can seem never-ending at times, but Jacksonville District park rangers along the Okeechobee Waterway are educating boaters on navigation and anchoring policies adopted to promote safety. The anchoring policy was formalized earlier this year. It prohibits long-term anchoring in the 152-mile waterway, which connects the Atlantic Ocean at Stuart with the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers. Exceptions are allowed for boaters who are making progress to cross the waterway; they will be allowed to drop anchor for a period of up to 24 hours in the same location. “The basis of the policy is to provide a safe and open waterway,” said Steve Dunham, chief of the South Florida Operations Of ce in Clewiston. “It’s about navigational safety on a waterway where vessels are traveling at all hours of the day and night.” The policy has strict prohibitions against using boats on the waterway for habitation. Dunham says this is to ensure boat traf c can continue to ow smoothly. “Many recreational boaters were clogging the waterway, and navigation through some areas was becoming a serpentine event due to the zig-zagging that some boaters were doing to avoid these anchored vessels,” Mr. Dunham said. “Without this policy, it was only a matter a time before we had an accident.” Implementation of the policy has been challenging, in part, because the state of Florida has adopted navigation laws that many see as much friendlier than the anchoring policy in place on the waterway. “Boaters have to remember that state regulations don’t govern a federal waterway,” said Mr. Dunham. “Once we tell them that we’re doing this for safety reasons, they are very understanding.” A new component to the education effort has recently included citations, penalties and nes for boaters found in violation of the anchoring policy. One boater was ned $500 over the summer for his failure to comply with the policy—something Mr. Dunham says is onl y done as a last resort. “Over the years, it’s been dif cult for par k rangers to keep boats from anchoring due to Proper anchoring helps prevent accidents Special to the Okeechobee News/ USCOE/John CampbellA boater approaches LaBelle on the Caloosahatchee River, part of the Okeechobee Waterway in south Florida. Jacksonville District is educating boaters on its anchoring policy to improve safety and reduce the risk of an accident on the 152-mile long waterway connecting Stuart and Fort Myers. See BOATERS — Page 8

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Today: Partly cloudy. High 67F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 51F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Extended ForecastSaturday : Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 72F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Saturday Night : Showers in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 53F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Sunday : Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 73F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Sunday Night : Cloudy with occasional light rain. Low 56F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Monday : Rain showers in the morning then thundershowers in the afternoon. High around 75F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Cowboys is bringing the New Year Righte Cowboys family invites you to come see us every Monday for all you can eat Babyback Ribs And every Wednesday all you can eat Catsh $9.99$9.99 202 NE 7th Street ~ Okeechobee 467-0321 To Bring in 2014 Cowboys invites you to $1 domestic dras on the patio. Outside seating is first come, first serve basisWe will be serving $1 dras from 11 am to 6 pm Monday Friday for all of January 2014 2 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013 Okeechobee Forecast By Gregory Gernat, 1st Lt., CAPCommander of the 453rd Squadron in Okeechobee, Fla. The Okeechobee Civil Air Patrol Squadron held its Quarterly Awards Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 20. The members who reached new achievements since Oct. 1, were as follows:  Cadet Earl Holliday, Cadet Josh Allen and Cadet Andrew Smith attained the Curry Achievement. This is the rst level of Achievement for new members. Upon receiving this achievement the cadets now hold the rank of Airman Basic.  Cadet Airman Basic John-Michael Collier and Cadet Airman Basic Andrew Smith attained the Hap Arnold Achievement. This is the second level of achievement for cadets and requires them to pass both Aerospace and Physical Fitness Exams. Upon passing, they are then advanced to the rank of Airman First Class.  Cadet Master Sargent John “Joey” Allen reached the General Billy Mitchell Award level of 2nd Lieutenant. To earn the Mitchell Award, cadets must pass comprehensive leadership and Aerospace exams as well as a rigorous physical tness test, and they must complete an encampment. In addition, in order to move into the cadet of cer ranks, Mitchell awardees are expected to exhibit very mature behavior, to be highly responsible and to demonstrate leadership skill before they can take their exams. The U.S. Air Force highly regards cadets’ memberships in Civil Air Patrol. In fact, cadets who receive the Mitchell Award are eligible for advanced placement to the grade of E-3 (Airman First Class) should they enter the Air Force. They are also eligible for advanced credit in the Air Force Reserve Ofcers’ Training Course, for various CAP Scholarships, and for CAP special activity opportunities.  Cadet Airman Basic Chase Collier was awarded the Cadet of the Quarter. Airman Collier personally recruited two new members into our ranks. He also exhibited exceptional attendance and participation at our weekly squadron meetings.  Senior Member First Lieutenant Angel Garcia was awarded a certi cate of completion of the Corporate Learning Course. This is a course needed to be advanced to the rank of Major. He has already completed all the criteria to advance to Captain and is only waiting for the mandatory time to elapse as a Lieutenant to be promoted. The Okeechobee Composite Squadron would like to thank everyone who supported us during our fund raiser by buying the 2014 calendars which had aerial shots of Okeechobee landmarks taken by our cadets. There are still a few calendars left if anyone would like one. Donation is $5. For information, call 863-357-2888. The Civil Air Patrol participates in about ninety, ve95d with FEMA, DEA, Homeland Security, state and local governments and help them with their missions when called upon. We are the of cial auxiliary of the United States Air Force, yet operate as a notfor-pro t 501 (C) 3 corporation. For more information, contact 1st Lt. Greg Gernat at 863-357-2888. Civil Air Patrol squadron holds awards ceremony ACE Pre-K enjoys eld tripCentral Elementary’s ACEPre K, Christian Pineda from Mrs. Zapata’s class enjoys his eld trip to the Okeechobee Special Equestrian Farm. Special to the Okeechobee NewsFrom left to right are: 1st Lt. Angel Garcia, Cadet Airman Chase Collier, Cadet 2nd Lt. Joey Allen, Cadet Airman Josh Allen, Cadet Airman First Class John-Michael Collier. Special to the Okeechobee News

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County meetings I agree with the comment about wanting a way to communicate with the county c ommission during the meetings that are online. Sometimes I am sitting at home watching a meeting and I have some information t o contribute to the discussion. Sometimes I know the answer to a question they are asking, or I know some past history and details t hat some sitting on the board don’t seem to know. I can write or call them after the meeting, but it would be so much better if I could get that information to them at the meeting. How about email? Set up a special email address for the meeting and maybe have s omeone check for messages periodically or at the breaks and read them into the record? T hey would have the email address of the s ender, so it would be identi ed. Or maybe t hey could set up a Skype account and let people call in. There is so much technology available. There must be a way to let people participate when they can’t physically get to t hat meeting.  It seems to me that the county commission is basing their decision to hold meeting during the day on past history. When they held meetings at night, they didn’t get many people attending, unless it was a hot button item, For example, when they discussed the re tax, the meetings were packed. I think they should be more exible and offer night meetings when the public shows enough interest. One reason they don’t hold all of the meetings in the evening is that they have to pay some staffers, such as the clerk’s of ce personnel who record the meetings, extra if the meeting is after 5 p.m. Holding the meetings during the regular work day saves the county money. Credit card fraud With all of the stories in the news about credit card fraud, I think I may start carrying cash again and paying bills by mail with checks. It seems like it might be safer in the long run. If someone robs you, they might get the cash you have with you but at least they can’t wipe out your bank account and steal your identity!  I wrote “check ID” on my credit cards to provide another level of security, but it does little good. Nine times out of ten when use my card, they don’t ask for ID. The clerks don’t look very carefully at credit cards. That is probably one reason there is so much fraud. It is easy for the bad guys to use stolen cards because the clerks aren’t going to ask for ID. The love of GodBy Mark MayersLMFT, CAP of Real Life Children’s Ranch The love of God is incredibly hard for our human hearts and minds to understand. It is so much deeper than our human love. Paul tells us in Ephesians 3:14-19 that we are to be rooted and established in His love. 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that you may be lled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Humanly we cannot understand or grasp how deep the love of God is. God tells us in these verses that it takes the power of God to understand the love of God. When we are able by God’s love to grasp the depth of His love it lls us up with the fullness of God. What an incredible gift to have in this world. In an empty world with so many empty people God promises that we can be lled with His fullness. I am convinced that many o f the emotional problems we face come from the emptiness of rejection and failure. W e are constantly seeking the approval and affections of others to ll the emptiness of ou r souls. The fullness that comes from knowing that the God of the universe loves and forgives us is critical for our success. One of the most amazing things abou t God’s love is that He loves us in the mids t of our sins. Romans 5:6-8 says 6 For whil e we were still helpless, at the right time Chris t died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardl y die for a righteous man; though perhaps fo r the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own lov e toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. May we take comfort in the incredible truth that in the midst of ou r expansive universe, that the God of heaven and earth reached out to save us while w e were unlovable. December 27, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.com Speakout: (863) 467-2033To Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffAdvertising Director: Judy Kasten News Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Chairman: Joe Smyth President: Ed Dulin Vice President of Newspaper Operations: Tom Byrd Executive Editor: Katrina ElskenOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! W hy go smoke-free?Do you own rental property? Are you interested in a policy that can help you save time and money, increase occupancy and even improve the health of your tenants? Affordable and popular smoke-free housing is gaining traction. Join the movement! Smoke-free housing saves time and money:  At the end of the lease, smoke-free units require less turnover time due to fewer cleaning and repair needs.  Smoke-free policies can eliminate the need to repair or replace infrastructure damaged by cigarette burns or nicotine stains. Tenants want smoke-free housing:  In one survey of 421 managers of smoke-free properties in Florida, 99.5 percent agreed that a smoke-free policy did not hurt occupancy and 30.1 percent believed that the policy increased occupancy.  There are more than 500 smoke-free housing properties and 73,000 smoke-free units in Florida.  More than 80 percent of adults in Florida are non-smokers and the fast majority of tenants — four out of ve — would prefer to live in smoke-free housing. For more, see tobaccofree orida.com/ smokefreehousing. The Tobacco Free Partnership of OkeechobeeYatchette Club hosts 30th annual boat paradeThe Okeechobee Yatchette Club Christmas boat parade was a huge success again this year. We would like to thank our Sheriffs dept for leading it, all the folks that decorated their boats and participated in it, the hundreds of folks that came to see it, the VFW post 10539 for hosting the welcome party after the parade and the Okeechobee News WOKC radio and all the folks that helped us advertise it. We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the members of The Okeechobee Yatchette Club. Our next project will be a comedy sho w on Jan. 18, at Good Spirits Lounge to raise money for our scholarship fund and our canned goods and supplies needed by our senior citizens that are not as fortunate as some. Tickets can be purchased at Good Spirits lounge or call Bette at 863-610-0749 or Ellen at 863-824-0681. Thank you, Arnold Whelpley Okeechobee Yatchette Club 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. The staff asks everyone to help keep the facility clean by not littering.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST EPISCOPALCHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 BAPTIST YOUR CHURCH Advertise Your Church Happenings! Special Holiday Sevices and Times Prayer Meetings, etc. Call 863-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.com Join us for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern Gospel favorites, and piano and bass duets on th St. (approx. 6 miles north on 441)Rev. Richard GilesSunday at 10:45am and 6pm., with Sunday School at 9:45am and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. SPRING LAKE GOLF RESORTDec. and Jan. Rates Cougar Trail and Panther Creek Golf Courses 18 Holes Specials Include Tax & Cart! For Tee Times Call 863-655-0101Highway 98 30 mi N of Okeechobee$2800Before 11:00am$2400After 11:00am$88004somes anytime 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee 5 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013 The graduation rate overall for Indian students, was 50 percent, (6-12). Okeechobee High School had 36 of 756 w hite students drop out last year, a rate of 4.8 percent. The black dropout rate was 3.4 percent, (3-87). The Hispanic dropout rate was 3.1 percent, (13-422). The report showed none of the 15 American Indian Students were considered dropouts last y ear. The Okeechobee Achievement Academy had 27-68 white students, 39.7 percent, 7-17 black students, 41.2 percent, and 15-40 Hispanic students, 37.5 percent, classi ed as dropouts last year. The overall dropout rate for white students in the district was listed at 5.9 percent, (70-1,184), black students 4.1 percent, (10246), 4.8 percent for Hispanic students, (31640), and 8.9 percent for American Indian, (5-56). Superintendent of Okeechobee Schools Ken Kenworthy said he was very pleased w ith the overall improvement of the district graduation rate, "With graduation requirements constantly increasing, our students and staff have shown a tremendous commitment to college and career readiness. There were less than a dozen districts in the state that showed as much of an increase as Okeechobee." Assistant Superintendent Joni Ard said Okeechobee schools were pleased with the increase in graduation rate and praised teachers and staff for their hard work. "They do a good job getting the kids into class. The teachers challenge them and do whatever they can to secure their success." Ard said they look at other Heartland area districts and Treasure Coast districts to determine how Okeechobee is doing. The graduation rate improvement was much higher than other Heartland districts and higher than the state. "We are very pleased and are going to continue to work to raise our graduation rate,' she told the Okeechobee News. Ms. Ard said the dropout rate was a bit disappointing as the district saw a point 9 percent increase and the district was not satis ed with that statistic. It was a little higher than other Heartland school districts. She pointed out that dropout rates and graduation rates are not the opposite or just a ip of the coin. The dropout rate is a one year snap shot at the students that leave school that year. Often time's students will move to another school district, and our school system would not be informed, which affects the dropout rate negatively. "The number is higher than we would like to see and we didn't fare as well as other Heartland districts," she added. Already the school system has met to employ new strategies to reach more students and encourage them to stay in school. Each student that drops out is encouraged to ll out an exit survey that includes questions as to why they made that decision. The top reasons are struggles academically where students are frustrated by the dif culty of the work they face, and economic problems at home. Ard said even in this day and age, students leave school to get a job to help their families. "We hope that, knowing the speci c needs of each student, we can reach out to them because there our programs in this area to help those in need," she maintained. Those programs include Florida Virtual Schools, an online curriculum, home school and home education, and the Indian River State College Adult Education program. Ard said that provides a more exible schedule for students who can take classes at night at OHS and other facilities. "There are more programs available to students and both a GED and a standard diploma are still within their grasp. There are options out there that are more exible than the regular school day," she noted. In neighboring Glades County, Moore Haven High School had a 58 percent graduation rate for white students, (18-31), over 71 percent for black students, (15-21), and 66 percent for Hispanic students, (14-21). Moore Haven had four white students drop out of school out of 117 students, a rate of 3.4 percent. Three out of 61 black students dropped out a rate of 4.9 percent. Just 2 of 81 Hispanic students were considered drop outs, a rate of 2.5 percent. None of the 20 American Indian students dropped out last year. The overall dropout rate was 3.4 percent with nine dropouts out of 266 students. SCHOOLSContinued From Page 1

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Eagles will be closedAerie 4137/North is allowing members to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends, so there will be no steak dinners offered on Friday, Dec. 27 Five card bingo is planned for Saturday, Dec. 28. The public is cordially invited.Food distributed in LakeportPoint of Light Fellowship Church, 15399 Hwy. 78, Lakeport, will host two food trucks from the USDA and the Harry Chapin Food Pantry on Friday, Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will have enough free food for the rst 300 people to register. Bring bags and/ or boxes to carry your food home.Night of worship plannedTreasure Coast More to Life has invited the Okeechobee Ministerial Association (OMA) and the folks of Okeechobee to participate in a night of worship and prayer on Sunday, Dec. 29 at the community-wide 5th-Sunday service at 6 p.m. at Paddock Farms, which is the miniature pony farm southwest of the A g Center, facing SR 710. The service will be held in the horse barn and chairs will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own. The music w ill be provided by the Treasure Coast More to Life band, with guests Reid Ellinger, soprano sax and his wife, Erin, worship leaders at Buckhead Ridge Christian. Come and enjoy the fellowship this unique, small-town community-wide service provides. Pastors and ministries are invited to join the OMA on the second Wednesday of every month at noon at The Lodge Restaurant for fellowship and prayer focused on the needs of our community.Legion hosts Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night Bingo on Dec. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen w ill offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.Bene t rodeo set for Jan. 1"Ride for the Fight" will be held on W ednesday, Jan. 1 at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Arena, across from Raulerson Hospital on Hwy 441 North. There will be Bulls and Ranch Bronc riding starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and children under 12 are free. All proceeds go to help v ictims of cancer. For more information, call 863-634-3971.GOP Women host anniversaryThe Okeechobee Federated Republican Women's Club is proud to announce that they will celebrate their rst anniversary with Congressman Tom Rooney. The event will be held at Cowboy's located at 202 N.E. 7th Ave., in the private dining room at 6 p.m. on Jan. 2 Cost for admission only is $25 prepaid, and $30 at the door. The full Cowboy's menu will be available. Desserts will be provided. A cash bar will be available. RSVP is a must, as seating is very limited. To make reservations, please call 863-634-8474 or email okeechobeecfrw@gmail.com. These seats will go fast! Call early to ensure your seat is saved!Winter softball league formsLet's play ball! The Okeechobee Recreation Department Winter Co-Ed and Mens Softball Leagues are accepting team applications at the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Department Of ce, 640 N.W. 27th Lane, in the Okeechobee Sports Complex. The deadline to sign up a team is Jan. 3 The rst game of the regular season will be Jan. 13. Cost is $300 per team for the Co-Ed League and $350 per team for the Mens Winter League. For more information, call 863-763-6950.Flag football leagues startThe deadline to sign up for the Okeechobee County Recreation Department Mens and Womens Flag Football Leagues is Jan. 3 The fee is $350 per team. Teams can sign up at the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Of ce at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. For more information, call 863763-6950. The rst game has been tentatively scheduled for Jan. 13.Elks schedule meetingThe Lake Okeechobee Elks, #2871, rst meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the VFW south in Treasurer Island. We will have an important progress report from the building committee about getting a building.Rock Solid Christian Academy to host a 5K raceRock Solid Christian Academy will host a 5K race on Saturday, Jan. 4 2014 at 7:30 a.m. Please sign up online at active.com or print a registration form from rscasoldiers. com. The rst 100 participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt and the rst 150 people will receive a bag full of goodies (reusable water bottle, towel, ashlight/pen, samples and coupons). Prizes include SeaWorld and Aquatica tickets, gift certi cates to Publix, Cabot Cheese, Fleet Feet Sports, Road ID and more! All proceeds bene t the RSCA library.Register for youth basketballThe Okeechobee Recreation Department 2014 Youth Basketball League registration is under way at the Parks and Recreation Of ce, 640 N.W. 27th Lane. The co-ed program is for ages 9 to 14, as of March 15, 2013. Please bring the child's birth certi cate to register. The registration deadline has been changed to Monday, Jan. 6 2014. The Recreation Department of ce is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed on holidays. Registration fees are $50 which includes New Jersey style uniforms. Games will be held at Yearling Middle School. Tryouts will be Jan. 7. Games will start Jan. 25. for more information online go to https:// www.facebook.com/OkeeParksandRec.Healthy Start Coalition meetsOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. at their of ce located in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.BHR cat sh festival plannedThe Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department will hold the 20th Annual Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festival organizers are taking booth reservations now. For more information, call 863-447-6585 or 863-467-8220 or email bhrvfd@yahoo.com. YOUNFIED event plannedThe Second Annual YOUNFIED event will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Osceola Middle School. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event is geared for youth in grades ve to twelve. Keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Dean and he will address issues on abstinence, peer pressure and the elements that accompany it as well as an arra y of other everyday issues that our youth face. Jason Castro from American Idol will be our main musician for the night and he will be opened by local artist D. Kidd. The youth o f our today will be the youth of our tomorrow, let's do our part to guide them!Elks celebrate anniversaryIt's Lake Okeechobee Elks, #2871, rst anniversary and they will have a Countr y Hoe Down on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the VFW South. Music by Carl Cable and Sloopy Joe. Bar-B-Q with all the xins will be served for an $8 donation. Bring a pot luck dessert or just come and enjoy. The public is welcome, so come see how much fun an ELK can have. It's a Hoe Down folks, so come in your best western gear and have a country good time. All donations will go to our building fund.Art Fest seeks artistsThe 2014 Top of the Lake Art Fest is looking for artists. Entry forms for artists are no w available online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org as well as the Main Street of ce at 55 S. Parrott Ave. There are four divisions: Juried and Non Juried Booth ne and artisan artists, Chalk Walk (street painting) artists, local adult Gallery artists, and student artists. There are deadlines for all entries. The Top of the Lake Art Fest is Feb. 8-9, 2014.Health Expo is Jan. 25The seventh annual Okeechobee Famil y Health and Safety Expo will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, just off S.R. 710 There will be free parking and admission everything is free. Take advantage of health screenings and education, demonstrations and rst responder vehicles including re rescue, police, sheriff's of ce and helicopters. There will also be free entertainment and lunch, with over 100 vendor booths, giveaways and prizes. 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By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is jailed on a $60,000 bond on charges that he hit a woman, took money from her and damaged her vehicle, around 10:20 p.m. Dec. 25. According to Okeechobee City Police Of cer Charles Green's report, the woman told of cers she and the man were in her vehicle around 10:20 p.m. The man asked her to drive him to "the hood" and she refused. The man became enraged and started hitting her, striking her in the right side of the cheek the victim reportedly told the of cers. She pulled into a parking lot on N.W. Park Street, and the man grabbed the keys from the ignition. He then continued to hit her, according to her statement. He got out of the vehicle and pulled on the passenger door, causing damage to the door and the right front fender, she told of cers. The man then walked to the front of the car striking the windshield, causing it to crash, according to the victim. He punched the driver side window, causing it to shatter, the victim said. He then reached into the vehicle and took $146 in cash from her wallet. While he was taking her money, he continued to hit her, she said. The man attempted to take her cell phone, but she bit him, the report continues. He then ed on food with her money and the keys to her vehicle. The victim and her attacker are not in a relationship, according to the report, and this was not a domestic dispute. OCSO Deputy Brian Cross also responded to the call. He said he saw a female standing in the roadway pointing to the northwest. The woman told the deputy, "he just beat me up." The deputy saw a man walking away and approached in his vehicle with emergency lights activated. The man saw the deputy's car and started to run, according to the report. The deputy continued to follow the man, advising dispatch that he was running. When the man attempted to climb a wooden privacy fence, the deputy got out of the patrol car and ran to the fence, grabbing the man by the belt. He was able to pull the man down off the fence, but the man held onto the fence with both hands. "I held him in place and advised units responding where I was located," Deput y Cross stated. The man let go of the fence with one hand and attempted to strike the deputy. The two continued to struggle until the fence broke and both men went to the ground. The deputy got on top of the man and held him there until other deputies arrived. While searching the man for weapons, one of the deputies found narcotics. Juan Manuel Mata, 41, of S.E. 57th Drive, was arrested and charged with burglary o f an occupied conveyance; battery, second or subsequent offense; criminal mischief with damage of $1,000 or more; possession o f cocaine; resisting arrest with violence; and petit theft, third or subsequent offense. 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On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the lock will operate on a limited schedule, with lockages at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. On all other days, Moore Haven will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The other four locks on the waterway continue with their normal hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. "This adjustment is being made to accommodate a change in the staf ng pattern at Moore Haven Lock," said Tim Murphy, assistant chief of the Operations Division. "Our intent is to implement this change in a manner that causes the least inconvenience to those who navigate through the Moore Haven Lock." BOATERSContinued From Page 1 Juan Manuel Mata TALLAHASSEE The new year is right around the corner and now is the time to make a plan to turn a resolution to quit tobacco into reality. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman basketball team reached the nals of the Berean Christian Holiday Christmas in the Kennel Tournament last weekend. Coach Morgan Ungerott praised the girls for playing their best game of the season Friday in a 55-42 victory over the host school. Bethany Stuart had 21 points and Taylor Trent added 20 points for OHS. The Lady Brahmans played team basketball, encouraged each other, communicated and nished with the easy baskets, Ungerott added. “The girls had fun out there and didn’t care who scored the baskets,” she stated. Trent was hot from the outside in the rst quarter as the Brahmans jumped out to a 20-4 lead in the rst quarter. Trent had two, three-point baskets in the game. Berean Christian made a run in the second and third quarters as they outscored OHS, 31-21, to cut the lead to 41-35 at the end of the third quarter. OHS rallied with a 14-7 advantage in the fourth quarter to put away the game. “Berean picked it up a little and we weathered the storm. I was proud of the kids,” she noted. Stewart earned praise from the coach for her inside scoring. Cheyenne Nunez and Thaddricka Sanders were praised for their passing that set up easier shots for their teammates. Nunez had eight points in the game. OHS won despite shooting only two free throws to 13 for Berean Christian. Jessica Nodell had 13 points and Alexis Brinson had 10 points to lead Berean Christian, (8-5). OHS (4-8) fell in the Championship Game to Calvary Christian School, 69-33. The OHS boys basketball team didn’t have the same success as they fell to Berean Christian, 61-46. Sylvester Butler continued his strong play with 13 points. Eddie Neal and Jacob Stewart both had 11 points for OHS, (4-8). Fred Bradley added four points for the Brahmans. Berean Christian (8-5) led 39-22 at the half. The Bulldogs went on to win the tournament the next day with a 61-56 victory over Benjamin.  The Brahman wrestling team nished fourth in their pool at the Jerry Ruiz Memorial duals held on Saturday, Dec. 22 at Immokalee High School. Immokalee took the championship and Indian Rocks Christian of St. Petersburg nished in second place. Okeechobee took four of the seven duals in which they competed. OHS defeated Evangelical Christian 66-13, Gateway Charter School 60-6, Port Charlotte High 63-9 and Glades Central 57-16. OHS fell short in close matches to Dunbar, 39-38, Immokalee 44-36, and Indian Rocks Christian 34-28. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 GYNECOLOGY Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health Issues J E. B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Infertility • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL • 863-763-8000 FAMILY MEDICINE W hen you are sick or need to see a doctor, you likely do not feel or act like your normal healthy self. Whether you are experiencing fatigue, dizziness, nausea, or a host of other symptoms, y our ability to thoroughly communicate about your condition and comprehend the doctors medical advice may be compromised. This is just one reason w hy it is bene“cial to have an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider, before you actually need one. Another bene“t to having an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider is having a baseline point of reference for your physical health (for example your weight, cholesterol & blood pressure). This knowledge, as w ell as you and your familys medical history, can help promote an accurate diagnosis and help proactively monitor patients risk factors. Generally a patients overall comfort level and con“dence in their physician is increased when the patient has an existing relationship with the physician. W ith this increased con“dence, comes trust. When patients know and trust their physician (vs. meeting the physician for the “rst time when they are sick or need healthcare) patients can more easily and openly communicate ALL of their health and w ellness concerns. Certainly patient outcomes bene“t when physicians have the whole picture of their patients health. One of the reasons people give for not Having a Primary Care Provider is important, even if you are healthyproactively seeing a doctor is their lack of time. If you think you are too busy to have your cholesterol levels checked, just imagine how your schedule will be affected if you suffer a heart attack? Another reason people give for not visiting a doctor annually is that they are worried about what the doctor, lab results or a screening may reveal. Ignorance is not bliss, when it comes to your health. Studies have shown that early detection and treatment are critical to a successful outcome, whether the diagnosis is breast cancer, diabetes or heart disease. A very popular reason for many people to avoid scheduling a wellness visit is uncertainty regarding the cost and how to pay for the visit. Yet, many insurances, as well as Medicare, often include an annual wellness visit in their bene“ts. Contact your insurance provider to learn if annual wellness visits are included in your health plan. If you have a healthcare question or need help “nding a doctor, Raulerson Hospital provides a free 24/7 ConsultA-Nurse hotline: 863-763-9228 specialsections.newszap.com View all of our special sections online, any time day or night, from the comfort of your own home! MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Dec. 27TH Thurs., Jan. 2NDFor Info, Call 763-7202 II: “W ALKING WITH DINOSAURS”Fri., 7:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed & Thurs. 2:00, 4;15 & 7:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00II: “ TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS”Fri., Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 9:00I: “ANCHORMAN 2”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed & Thurs. 2:00, 4;15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00III: “THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed & Thurs. 2:00, 4;15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG PG-13 PG-13 9 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013 Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. Big Lake Cancer CenterSupports e Ride for the FightŽJanuary 1, 2014 € Okeechobee Cattlemans Arena For more information, call 863.634.3971 Please join us for Heroes for HopeŽ Cancer Support Group For more information, call 863.467.9500 1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Our business directory product provides the necessary tools to showcase your business successfully and generate more revenue for you! For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ” bizsearch@newszap.com 10 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013 GAINESVILLE — University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty work on just about any food-related topic imaginable. As 2014 approaches, here are just a few of their food-related predictions — everything from better fruit packaging to a new focus on reducing food waste — that may soon be on the public’s radar. Good taste, less waste: Food researchers say roughly one-third of food produced for humans around the globe is lost or wasted each year — 1.3 billion tons of it. Discussion of this problem is expected to make its way from food industry and academic circles and into A merican homes, with home food preparers becoming more sensitive to reducing food waste. Fresher fruit: Jeff Brecht works on w ays to improve fruit avor and consumer experience. To that end, he’s w orked with UF and University of California, Davis researchers on “modi ed atmosphere packaging” for a range of fruits, including berries and tomatoes. In that packaging, special polymers interact with fruit respiration so that oxygen is decreased while carbon dioxide is increased. The result? Handlers can wait longer to pick fruit; it takes longer to go bad. And tropical and subtropical fruits can be held at higher temperatures to avoid avor-robbing chilling injury. Better-tasting, home-grown tomatoes: Harry Klee, UF’s tomato-taste tinkerer, has worked for years to target the most universally consumer-pleasing tomato avors. He and colleagues are poised this year to release two hybrid tomatoes, suitable for non-commercial growers, and both are said to knock it out of the park in taste tests. Garlic: Sue Percival, chairman of IFAS’ Food Science and Human Nutrition department, and colleagues found modest changes in the immune responses of human subjects who consumed an aged garlic extract every day, as part of a six-month research study. A control group took placebos. Both groups kept health diaries and gave blood samples. The garlic didn’t prevent colds or u, she said, but researchers did nd that cold and u symptoms were reduced between 30 and 50 percent. Eat your broccoli: Consumers will begin to focus more on vegetable consumption, both for better health and to lessen their environmental footprint. Demand may outpace supply, and while Food Safety Modernization Act requirements will help ensure safer produce, it will undoubtedly boost costs for growers, packers and grocers — and consumers. And eat your mushrooms: In a more recent study, Percival’s team tested shiitake mushrooms’ effect on human health outcomes. One group ate a daily serving of chopped, dried mushrooms; a second group ate two servings. Blood was taken from both groups at the start and end of the study. Both groups’ test results revealed “remarkable” bene cial changes in their immune-system regulating cytokines and immune function, she said. Experts see food trends that may end up on your plate in 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ UF/IFAS Tyler L. JonesResearchers at the University of Florida study how food trends will affect consumers.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 William S. “Bill” HaysFeb. 1, 1941 — Dec. 28, 2009 Fishermans Prayer God grant that I may live to sh Until my dying day And when it comes to my last cast I then most humbly pray When in the Lords safe landing net Im peacefully asleep at in His mercy I be judged As big enough to keepAuthor UnknownFish on, my love miss miss you We never promised forever, but always! Charlie Hays Any man can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a dad! And thats what you are! You were always there for me, no matter what! I am so lucky to have you as my dad „ you are the best dad a daughter could ever ask for! ank you for being my dad! I miss you so much! I love you, Dad! Love, Jody 11 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSYMS Students of the weekYearling Middle School is pleased to announce students of the week for Dec. 9: Shalee Underhill, Maci Wesemen, Brandon Perez, Timothy Nettles, Riley Kirksey and Elexis Villapando. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESEverglades Employee of the YearEverglades Elementary School is pleased to announce Crystal Flynn (left), a clerical aide, has been named School Related Employee of the Year this 2013-14 school year. Congratulations, Crystal, and thank you for all you do! At right is Leslie Lundy, principal. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSouth Elementary Students of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Dec. 16-20. They are: La’Quiria Ulysse, Eduardo Alavez Bocardo, Roxana Torres, Noah Hamblen, Izzy McQueen, Zavier Garcia, Lexi Lorenz, Bryan Marquez, Justin Gatliff, Alyssa Nelson, Zane McLaughlin, Jessica Rodriguez Lopez, Tristan Sweat, McKenzie Powers, Kayli Guerrero, Alexis Mundell and Chelsea Hastings.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News In an ongoing commitment for over 85 y ears to provide services and products that deliver convenience, control and security for its customers, Seacoast National Bank has added new and enhanced digital services to their existing digital applications, including Digital Deposit—the ability to deposit a check by taking either a picture or scan and transmitting the image to the bank. Digital Deposit is now available to both business and consumer accounts. And while Seacoast consumer accounts have enjoyed apps for Android, iPhones and iPads for some time, these mobile banking services are now available to business accounts as well, enhancing the existing capabilities for those who prefer digital banking. “Seacoast has made this investment to provide a customer experience that uniquely combines the technology of a larger institution with the service levels of a communityfocused organization,” said Chuck Shaffer, Seacoast’s Retail Banking Executive. “We believe this combination makes Seacoast a unique banking choice for our customers. Seacoast is committed to giving our customers the ability to manage their nancial lives conveniently and our expanded digital services support that need for convenience,” added Shaffer. “While digital services and the convenience they provide are clearly important, our aim is to provide the convenience and personal service our customers have come to expect when navigating the complexities of managing ones nancial life. “ Mobile Banking apps are now available to business accounts, as well as Premium Alerts, which allow business customers to receive alerts via text message. And while these services have long been available to our consumer accounts, there are new enhancements for consumers as well, including transfers between your Seacoast account and your account at another banking institution and the ability to customize your online experience through the new nancial center dashboard. “Since the launch of Mobile Banking for consumers more than two years ago, we have seen a tremendous increase in usage with our customers logging into their accounts via a mobile device on the average 50 times each month,” continued Shaffer. “These new services complement the existing digital services Seacoast offers, such as online banking, e-statements and online bill pay. The enhancements also support the everyday conveniences, nancial advice and friendly service we provide to folks in our communities and re ect our committed to you, our customer, and to our community. We’ve been doing business this way since 1926.” Seacoast offers expanded digital services Special to the Okeechobee NewsSouth Elementary honors Teacher and Employee of the YearCongratulations to Carrie Heinen (photo at left) for being selected as Teacher of the Year at South Elementary for the 2013-14 school year. Congratulation to Tami Higgins, School Related Employee of the Year at South Elementary for the 2013-14 school year. Also pictured in principal M ike Radebaugh. (photo at right) Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSOMS honors Teacher and Employee of the YearOsceola Middle School is proud to present Teacher of the Year Christine Finch (photo above left) and School Related Employee of the Year Mayra Talavera (photo above right)! Also pictured is Principal Sean Downing. Congratulations to these wonderful ladies!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Bill Camp Body Shop Manager Kevin HesterGeneral ManagerMike Mantovi Service Manager Jude Forte Asst. Service Manager www.fortpiercebuickgmc.com We will match the price of tires from any competitor with a written ad or road hazard warranty and our exclusive rotation/alignment programEXPERIENCE BUICK A NEW LEASE ON LUXURY2014 GMC YUKON DENALI 2014 BUICK REGAL $ 259 0.9% $ 2,500 2014 BUICK REGAL TURBO 100 GALLONSPurchase Any 2013 Model in Stock and receive WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE FOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS**No security deposit required tax, title, license and dealer fees extra. Mileage charge of $0.25/mile over 20,000 miles “WE ARE A FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITY AND WE SERVICE ANY MAKE OR MODEL OF VEHICLES”. 13 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.Hoppin’ John! „ WISHING YOU A …Happy and Delicious New Year!Enjoying black-eyed peas and rice for luck in the coming year is a tradition passed down through generations. When making your plans to ring in the New Year, youll “ nd everything you need to prepare the dishes that have a special meaning to you, your family, and community at Publix. 14 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsGospel sing plannedGospel singers Gold City and the McKameys (pictured here) will perform on Friday, Jan. 10, at the KOA Convention Center in Okeechobee at 7 p.m. No tickets are required for this special concert. A $10 donation per person will be requested at the door for the concert. A free-will offering will be received during the concert for FCC Ministries. Doors open at 6 p.m. and all seating is general admission. The KOA Convention Center is located at 4276 U.S. Hwy. 441 South in Okeechobee. For more information, call 863-763-0231. Special to the Okeechobee News Indian River State College Criminal Justice students collected hundreds of “Stockings to Soldiers” donations for several weeks to help support the active military serving abroad during the holidays. The students placed collection boxes at several locations throughout South Florida and were entirely responsible for collecting and organizing the items. The students also made their own generous contributions. With the help of monetary donations, the “Stockings to Soldiers” items were shipped in time for the holidays. IRSC students provide “Stockings to Soldiers” Special to the Okeechobee NewsIRSC Criminal Justice students collected hundreds of donations for soldiers for several weeks.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. AuctionsAUCTION NEW YEARS DAY WED. JAN. 1ST 12pm Preview 9am-12pm 4x4 Kubota Tractor, Welder and supplies, compressors, Tons of Craftsman tools, Work benches,Entire contents of shop being sold 13465 SW 16th Dr. Okeechobee, Fl. 34972 Terms: Cash or Check w/ID 10% Buyers Premium. Charles Holt Auctioneer AU4165 AB3011 (863)447-9690 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full Time Cashier for busy Turnpike C-store and gas station. Mature, reliable person needed with a positive attitude and neat appearance. Convenience store, customer service or cash handling experience required. Bookkeeping experience is a plus. High school education or equivalent. Must be willing to work a exible schedule including weekends and holidays. Duties include:• Cashiering• Restroom cleaning and stocking• Receiving and rotating stock• Stocking shelves and displays• Assisting customers. Compensation: Starting pay $9 to $10 per hour plus bene ts Tolls and mileage reimbursed. Apply in person at Ft Drum Shell Mile marker 184 Florida’s Turnpike 863-763-9383 DRIVERS $5000 Sign-n Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises 1-855-517-2488 Employment Part TimePT HELPER 3 Days a week. Call Sarah between 9 a.m. 4 p.m. 863-467-6377 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Business Opportunities ACCOUNTS, BOOKKEEPERS, Payment Reps, Payable Clerk & Receivable P/T positions open. Are you looking for job? Want to be part of a great team? If you are interested in this Part Time JOB opportunity for advancement for the right person Please e-mail Resumes to: smithdonald042@gmail.com. (716)794-1247 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! 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. Guns/Supplies Gun & Knife Show LaBelle Civic Center 481 W. Hickpochee Ave SR 80W LaBelle, FL Sat, Dec. 28, 9-5 Sun, Dec. 29, 9-4 Admission $5.00 Free Parking CWP classes $50. 11am or 1pm daily Tele: 239-223-3370GunShowsFlorida.comBuy Sell Trade Pets/SuppliesSHIH-TZU PUPPIES 9WKS OLD BLACK AND CARAMEL COLOR, 2 MALES $350.00 EACH, 2 FEMALES $450.00 EACH. UP TO DATE ON ALL SHOTS. CALL MELODY 863-634-2110 Apartments2BD/1BA APARTMENT IN TOWN. WALKING DISTANCE TO STORES, NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $550.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 ApartmentsTOWNCENTER APTS. 2 br./1 1/2 ba. Apts. Move-In Special 50% off 1st month Rent! 863-763-8878 Condos/Townhouses RentFOR RENT 1/1 FURNISHED CONDO, COMMUNITY POOL, LAUNDRY MAT. AVAILABLE LONG OR SHORT TERM. WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES. (863) 467-4371. TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Ground oor, 1/1 fully furnished with utilities. Seasonal & long term rates. 863-634-0663. TAYLOR CREEK Condo 1BR, 1BA, furnished. No pets. Pool. Seasonal or Yearly. Call 502-468-5976. Houses RentFOR RENT SEASONAL, JAN., FEB. & MAR. ONLY. 1BED/1BATH DUPLEX, ALL NEW, NO PETS, NON SMOKING. EVERYTHING FURNISHED. $1,000 +DEPOSIT 1065 4TH STREET BHR 563-242-5080 Newly remodeled & painted 3bdrm/1b. house in Dixie Ranch Estates on a large lot. First, Last & Security No Pets. $800.00 a month 863-634-2820 OKEE2/1 $498.00 and 3/2 $ 600.00 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. SPACIOUS: 3BR/2BA in Kings Bay. Includes lawn service, pool and all appliances. $900 month plus sec. dep. Call 863-634-0663. Houses SaleBUCKHEAD-UNDER BANK APPRAISAL, 2 CBS HOUSES SIDE BY SIDE ON THE WATER UNDER 1 DEED. LIVE IN ONE RENT THE OTHER, 3/2 AND 3/1. $194,900.00 561-968-4018 Direct River/Lake 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. Land SaleDIXIE RANCH ACRES 1.35 ACRES $600.00 DOWN OWNER FINANCING CALL 863-824-0944 OKEECHOBEE 5 WOODED ACRES $1,000 DOWN OWNER FINANCING ZONED MOBILE HOME OR BUILD YOUR HOME CALL 763-6358 Lots SaleOAKS OF BLUE HERON BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME. PRICED TO SELL BY OWNER. RESIDENTIAL LOT ADJOINING THE GOLF COURSE. $22,500.00 CALL 863-634-2820 TREASURE ISLAND LARGE FENCED LOT WITH BEAUTIFUL OAK TREES. BUILD A HOME OR PUT MOBILE HOME ON LOT. $14,500.00 863-634-2820 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Mobile Home Rent1 AND 2 BEDROOM FULLY FURNISHED, GREAT LOCATION RENT INCLUDES ELECTRIC AND DIRECT TV. CALL 239-246-6301 2BR, 1.5BA, BHR, Quiet on lake access canal. Fenced yard. W/D. Large screen porch. 10x10 shed. $750 mo. Available Jan 15th 2014 Call(863)357-3830 TREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. No pets. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 Mobile HomeSale55+ 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 Palm Harbor Homes 2014 models are here! $8,500 Pre Construction Savings!!! John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. PARK MODEL, 2 BEDROOM IN BEAUTIFUL ANCIENT OAKS 55+ RESORT $35,000 COULD FINANCE. CALL 954-214-6903 FITZSIMMONS REALTY Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Campers/RVsGULF STREAM 31 ULTRA SUPREME 2001, 5,000 MILES FORD V10 ONE SLIDE ASKING $18,000. O.B.O. 954-214-6903 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles1996 OLDS LSF V-6, VERY GOOD CONDITION, 54,000 MILES, $2,500 CALL 863-357-3830 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD042 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: 2550 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: RIVERSIDE PARK LOTS 1 & 2 BLOCK 10 1-15-37-35-0030-00100-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GERALDINE BERTRAM 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456288 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD050 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TOM FELDT 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: 96 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 14 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 09 34S 33E 1-09-34-33-0A00-00014-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LUCITO FABIEN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of February, 2014. 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. 456916 ON 12/27/2013 1/3,10,17/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD032 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: 1777 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: DIXIE RANCH ESTATES LOTS 7 8 9 BLOCK 5 1-23-36-34-0010-00050-0070 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: NORMA SENTMANAT SALVADOR H SENTMANAT 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456275 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD037 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: 2078 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: NORTHWOOD SECTION 1 LOTS 4 TO 11 INC BLOCK 7 1-03-36-35-0010-00070-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHRIS HALL 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456281 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD051 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TOM FELDT the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 79 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS I AND J OF TRACT 14 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 14 AND W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 14 09 34S 33E 1-09-34-33-0A00-00014-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: FAUSTINA DILIDDO SABINO DILIDDO Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of February, 2014. 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. 456914 ON 12/27/2013 1/3,10,17/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD041 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: 2460 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: PLAYLAND PARK LOT 5 BLOCK H 1-07-37-35-0010-0000H-0050 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOSE DIAZ PEDRO DIAZ MARTINEZ VIVIANA DIAZ Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456286 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD033 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: 1990 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NE1/4 OF SE1/4 OF SECTION 10 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST RUN WEST 100 YARDS THENCE NORTH 49 YARDS THENCE EAST 100 YARDS THENCE SOUTH 49 YARDS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-10-34-35-0A00-00008-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: A L BURNHAM EDWIN RUCKS 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 23rd day of January, 2014 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. 456276 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD036 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: 2069 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: NORTHWOOD SECTION 1 LOTS 10 11 12 13 14 15 E1/2 OF LOT 16 E1/2 OF LOT 23 ALL OF LOTS 24 25 26 27 28 & 29 BLOCK 3 AND SOUTH 30 FEET OF MAPLE WAY AND NORTH 30 FEET OF PINE WAY AS VACATED IN OR BOOK 685 PAGE 1934 1-03-36-35-0010-00030-0100 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHARLES A LAGRANGE DEBBIE C LAGRANGE LISA LUMPKIN MORGAN LUMPKIN 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456280 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD048 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 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: 3629 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: GREAT LAKE SD LOTS 16 17 18 19 LESS RD RW BLOCK 3 1-06-38-36-0A00-00025-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DANIEL A SCHAURER DANIEL D EASTMAN FRA MAR ENTERPRISES INC LAND VENTURES OF AMERICA LLC MICHAEL J LOCIGNO RICHARD EVANS 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 23rd day of January, 2014 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. 456294 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD035 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: 2067 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: NORTHWOOD SECTION 1 LOTS 10 11 12 13 14 15 & E1/2 OF LOT 16 & E1/2 OF LOT 23 ALL OF LOTS 24 25 26 27 28 & 29 BLOCK 2 AND THE NORTH 30 FEET OF MAPLE WAY AS VACATED IN OR BOOK 685 PAGE 1934 1-03-36-35-0010-00020-0100 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHARLES A LAGRANGE DEBBIE C LAGRANGE LISA LUMPKIN MORGAN LUMPKIN 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456279 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD047 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 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: 3627 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: GREAT LAKE SD LOT 22 LESS RD RW BLOCK 3 1-06-38-36-0A00-00023-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DANIEL A SCHAURER DANIEL D EASTMAN FRA MAR ENTERPRISES INC JOYCE K WILLIAMS LAND VENTURES OF AMERICA LLC MARION L WILLIAMS MICHAEL J LOCIGNO RICHARD EVANS 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456293 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD049 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: 2021 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: COM AT THE SE COR OF SEC 30 BEAR N 00 DEG 50 MIN 49 SEC W ON E LINE OF SEC 30 DIST OF 192.27 FT TO THE N RW LINE OF STATE RD S68 THENCE BEAR S 81 DEG 51 MIN 41 SEC E ON N LINE OF STATE RD 68 A DIST OF 1.01 FT TO THE W RW LINE OF RUCKS RD A COUNTY RD THENCE BEAR N 00 DEG 50 MIN 49 SEC E ON SAID W RW LINE OF RUCKS RD A DIST OF 3935.13 FT TO THE POB THENCE CONT N 00 DEG 50 MIN 49 SEC E ON W RW LINE OF RUCKS RD A DIST OF 205 FT THENCE BEAR S 89 DEG 09 MIN 11 SEC W A DIST OF 330 FT TO THE W LINE OF LOT 26 THENCE BEAR S 00 DEG 50 MIN 49 SEC E ON W LINE OF LOT 26 A DIST OF 205 FT THENCE BEAR N 89 DEG 09 MIN 11 SEC E DIST OF 330 FT TO POB 29/30 35S 35E 1.55 ACRES 1-30-35-35-0A00-00001-026C Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CAROL S CATTERSON DOMENIC LOUIS MIRABILE JR JOYCE DEAN RIGHTSELL LIFE EST WILLIAM K RIGHTSELL LIFE EST 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456278 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 17 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013

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Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD039 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: 2225 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: COMMENCING AT A POINT 60 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF TRACT 63 WHISPERING PINES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 25 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 59 MIN 50 SEC WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF PINE AVENUE AS EXTENDED IN OR BOOK 101 PAGE 853 A DISTANCE OF 230 FEET TO THE POB THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 59 MIN 50 SEC WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF PINE AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT THENCE SOUTH AND PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF TRACT 63 A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 59 MIN 50 SEC EAST PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF PINE AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT THENCE NORTH AND PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF TRACT 63 A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE POB BEING ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOTS 23 AND 24 TRIANGLE PARK AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION TRACT 63 WHISPERING PINES 1-04-37-35-0010-00000-063W Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADAM OLIVER CARMEN A SEALS IMOGENE OLIVER 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456283 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD046 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 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: 3626 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: A PARCEL OF LAND COMPRISING PORTIONS OF LOTS 23 24 AND 25 BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGES 36 THROUGH 45 INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND PORTIONS OF LOTS 8 AND 9 BLOCK 3 PLAT OF FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 5 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 23 BEAR NORTH 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 23 A DISTANCE OF 500.00 FEET THENCE BEAR SOUTH 58 DEG 35 MIN 43 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET THENCE BEAR SOUTH 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 466.44 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF A 30.00 FOOT STRIP OF LAND SHOWN IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 58 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE BEAR SOUTH 67 DEG 47 MIN 29 SEC WEST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 262.03 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SR 15 SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING A CIRCULAR ARC CONCAVE TO THE NORTH HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEG 28 MIN 59 SEC A RADIUS OF 17138.74 FEET THENCE ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 144.53 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 23 THENCE BEAR NORTH 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 180.44 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-06-38-36-0A00-00022-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DANIEL A SCHAURER DANIEL D EASTMAN FRA MAR ENTERPRISES INC LAND VENTURES OF AMERICA LLC MICHAEL J LOCIGNO RICHARD EVANS 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456292 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD040 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: 2422 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 7 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST AND RUN WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SE 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 813 FEET THEN RUN SOUTH 39 DEG 16 MIN 30 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 916.73 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 39 DEG 16 MIN 30 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 365 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 7 THEN RUN SOUTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 7 A DISTANCE OF 290 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF AIRPORT ROAD THEN RUN SOUTH 50 DEG 08 MIN 0 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 23.17 FEET ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF AIRPORT ROAD TO INTERSECT THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 700 US 98 THEN RUN NORTH 39 DEG 16 MIN 30 SEC WEST ALONG SAID STATE ROAD A DISTANCE OF 584.33 FEET THEN RUN NORTH 50 DEG 43 MIN 30 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LESS AND EXCEPT BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF AIRPORT ROAD AND THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 700 RUN NORTH 39 DEG 16 MIN 30 SEC WEST ALONG SAID STATE ROAD A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET THEN RUN NORTH 50 DEG 43 MIN 30 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 180 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 7 THEN RUN SOUTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 7 A DISTANCE OF 250 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF AIRPORT ROAD THEN RUN SOUTH 50 DEG 08 MIN 0 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 23.17 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE EAST 60 FEET OF SAID LAND SAID LAND LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 7 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOTS OR TRACTS 2 3 4 AND 5 FIRST ADDITION TO PLAYLAND PARK ACRES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION 1.67 ACRES 1-07-37-35-0A00-00004-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ARTHUR FOGEL DONNA FOGEL 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 458131 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD034 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: 1997 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 12 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 12 THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEG 32 MIN 38 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 420.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A PARCEL OF LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 404 AT PAGE 424 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEG 32 MIN 38 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 224.64 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A PARCEL OF LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 290 AT PAGE 1318 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEG 51 MIN 22 SEC EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 290 AT PAGE 1318 AND ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 408 AT PAGE 74 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA FOR A DISTANCE OF 391.79 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 408 AT PAGE 74 AND ALSO BEING A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 404 AT PAGE 424 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE BEAR NORTH 01 DEG 32 MIN 38 EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 404 AT PAGE 424 TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER THEREOF FOR A DISTANCE OF 224.63 FEET THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEG 51 MIN 22 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 404 AT PAGE 424 FOR A DISTANCE OF 392.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT OF INGRESS AND EGRESS PROVIDED BY THAT CERTAIN GRANT OF EASEMENT RECORDED IN OR BOOK 129 AT PAGE 549 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-12-34-35-0A00-00003-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LEVI L WEAVER JR LEVI L WEAVER SR 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456277 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD043 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 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: 3542 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: ALL THAT PART OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY LYING IN SECTION 31 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 31 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST AND SECTIONS 5 AND 6 TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA SAID LAND ALSO LIES WITHIN A PORTION OF BLOCK 3 FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 5 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND A PORTION OF BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGES 36 THROUGH 45 INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND IS MORE PARTICULARY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 3 BLOCK 3 SAID GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE S 55 DEG 36 MIN 37 SEC E ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY RW LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 WIDTH VARIES A DISTANCE OF 400.16 FEET THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RW LINE S 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC E A DISTANCE OF 144.49 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RW LINE RUN N 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC E PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE A DISTANCE OF 2140.56 FEET THENCE S 59 DEG 40 MIN 11 SEC E A DISTANCE OF 2206.93 FEET TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF A 30 FEET WIDE STRIP OF LAND AS SHOWN ON THE AMENDED PLAT OWNERSHIP OF RE HAMRICK AND ANNIE B HAMRICK ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 58 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE S 30 DEG 19 MIN 49 SEC W ALONG SAID EASTERLY LINE A DISTANCE OF 1220.61 FEET THENCE S 67 DEG 47 MIN 29 SEC W ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID 30 FEET WIDE STRIP OF LAND A DISTANCE OF 1164.45 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE ARC OF A NON TANGENT CURVE IN THE AFORESAID NORTHERLY RW LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST HAVING A RADIUS OF 17138.74 FEET A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEG 56 MIN 41 SEC AND BEING REFERENCED BY A CHORD BEARING OF N 59 DEG 44 MIN 19 SEC W AND CHORD DISTANCE OF 282.57 FEET THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 282.58 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 22 AFORESAID BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RW LINE RUN N 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 22 A DISTANCE OF 131.87 FEET THENCE DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE RUN N 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC W A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF LOT 20 ALSO BEING THE EAST LINE OF LOT 19 SAID BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE S 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC W ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF LOT 20 BLOCK 3 A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 20 BLOCK 3 BEING A POINT ON THE AFORESAID NORTHERLY RW LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 THENCE N 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RW LINE A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 16 SAID BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE N 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC W CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RW LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 A DISTANCE OF 655.51 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 8.79 ACRES 31 37S 36E 1-31-37-36-0A00-00005-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DANIEL A SCHAURER DANIEL D EASTMAN FRA MAR ENTERPRISES INC LAND VENTURES OF AMERICA LLC MICHAEL J LOCIGNO RICHARD EVANS 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456289 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD038 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: 2136 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOTS 3 & 4 BLOCK 5 1-15-36-35-0040-00050-0030 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DONNA CRAFT 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456282 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 18 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people!NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 1-4-14 @ 10:00 AM Unit #127 Christine Williams Unit #201 Robert T. Hill Unit #466 Antonio R. Bonilla 458748 ON 12/20,27/2013

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Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD044 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 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: 3604 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: ALL THAT PART OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY LYING IN SECTION 05 TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 31 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST AND SECTIONS 5 AND 6 TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA SAID LAND ALSO LIES WITHIN A PORTION OF BLOCK 3 FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 5 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND A PORTION OF BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGES 36 THROUGH 45 INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND IS MORE PARTICULARY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 3 BLOCK 3 SAID GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE S 55 DEG 36 MIN 37 SEC E ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY RW LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 WIDTH VARIES A DISTANCE OF 400.16 FEET THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RW LINE S 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC E A DISTANCE OF 144.49 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RW LINE RUN N 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC E PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE A DISTANCE OF 2140.56 FEET THENCE S 59 DEG 40 MIN 11 SEC E A DISTANCE OF 2206.93 FEET TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF A 30 FEET WIDE STRIP OF LAND AS SHOWN ON THE AMENDED PLAT OWNERSHIP OF RE HAMRICK AND ANNIE B HAMRICK ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 58 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE S 30 DEG 19 MIN 49 SEC W ALONG SAID EASTERLY LINE A DISTANCE OF 1220.61 FEET THENCE S 67 DEG 47 MIN 29 SEC W ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID 30 FEET WIDE STRIP OF LAND A DISTANCE OF 1164.45 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE ARC OF A NON TANGENT CURVE IN THE AFORESAID NORTHERLY RW LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST HAVING A RADIUS OF 17138.74 FEET A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEG 56 MIN 41 SEC AND BEING REFERENCED BY A CHORD BEARING OF N 59 DEG 44 MIN 19 SEC W AND CHORD DISTANCE OF 282.57 FEET THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 282.58 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 22 AFORESAID BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RW LINE RUN N 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 22 A DISTANCE OF 131.87 FEET THENCE DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE RUN N 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC W A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF LOT 20 ALSO BEING THE EAST LINE OF LOT 19 SAID BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE S 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC W ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF LOT 20 BLOCK 3 A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 20 BLOCK 3 BEING A POINT ON THE AFORESAID NORTHERLY RW LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 THENCE N 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RW LINE A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 16 SAID BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE N 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC W CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RW LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 A DISTANCE OF 655.51 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1.89 ACRES 05 38S 36E 1-05-38-36-0A00-00001-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DANIEL A SCHAURER DANIEL D EASTMAN FRA MAR ENTERPRISES INC LAND VENTURES OF AMERICA LLC MICHAEL J LOCIGNO RICHARD EVANS 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456290 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD045 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 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: 3625 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: ALL THAT PART OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY LYING IN SECTION 06 TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 31 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST AND SECTIONS 5 AND 6 TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA SAID LAND ALSO LIES WITHIN A PORTION OF BLOCK 3 FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 5 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND A PORTION OF BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGES 36 THROUGH 45 INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND IS MORE PARTICULARY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 3 BLOCK 3 SAID GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE S 55 DEG 36 MIN 37 SEC E ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY RW LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 WIDTH VARIES A DISTANCE OF 400.16 FEET THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RW LINE S 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC E A DISTANCE OF 144.49 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RW LINE RUN N 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC E PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE A DISTANCE OF 2140.56 FEET THENCE S 59 DEG 40 MIN 11 SEC E A DISTANCE OF 2206.93 FEET TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF A 30 FEET WIDE STRIP OF LAND AS SHOWN ON THE AMENDED PLAT OWNERSHIP OF RE HAMRICK AND ANNIE B HAMRICK ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 58 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE S 30 DEG 19 MIN 49 SEC W ALONG SAID EASTERLY LINE A DISTANCE OF 1220.61 FEET THENCE S 67 DEG 47 MIN 29 SEC W ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID 30 FEET WIDE STRIP OF LAND A DISTANCE OF 1164.45 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE ARC OF A NON TANGENT CURVE IN THE AFORESAID NORTHERLY RW LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST HAVING A RADIUS OF 17138.74 FEET A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEG 56 MIN 41 SEC AND BEING REFERENCED BY A CHORD BEARING OF N 59 DEG 44 MIN 19 SEC W AND CHORD DISTANCE OF 282.57 FEET THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 282.58 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 22 AFORESAID BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RW LINE RUN N 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 22 A DISTANCE OF 131.87 FEET THENCE DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE RUN N 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC W A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF LOT 20 ALSO BEING THE EAST LINE OF LOT 19 SAID BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE S 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC W ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF LOT 20 BLOCK 3 A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 20 BLOCK 3 BEING A POINT ON THE AFORESAID NORTHERLY RW LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 THENCE N 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RW LINE A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 16 SAID BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE N 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC W CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RW LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 A DISTANCE OF 655.51 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LESS AND EXCEPT CONSOLIDATED LAND CO SD AND GREAT LAKES SD PORTIONS OF LOTS 23 24 25 BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SD 7 PORTIONS OF LOTS 8 AND 9 BLOCK 3 CONSOLIDATED LAND CO SD DESC AS FOLLOWS BEG AT NW COR OF LOT 23 BEAR N 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC ALONG NRLY EXTENSION OF W LINE OF SAID LOT 23 DIST OF 500 FT THENCE BEAR S 58 DEG 35 MIN 43 SEC E DIST OF 300 FT THENCE BEAR S 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC W A DIST OF 466.44 FT TO N LINE OF A 30 FT STRIP OF LAND SHOWN IN PB 3 PG 58 THENCE BEAR S 67 DEG 47 MIN 29 SEC W ALONG SAID N LINE A DIST OF 262.03 FT TO THE NRLY RW LINE OF SR 15 SAID RW BEING A CIRCULAR ARC CONCAVE TO THE N HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEG 28 MIN 59 SEC A RADIUS OF 17138.74 FT THENCE ALONG SAID RW A DIST OF 144.53 FT TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE W LINE OF LOT 23 THENCE BEAR N 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC E ALONG SAID W LINE OF A DIST OF 180.44 FT TO POB LESS AND EXCEPT GREAT LAKE SD LOTS 16 17 18 19 22 BLOCK 3 LESS RD RW 84.39 ACRES 06 38S 36E 1-06-38-36-0A00-00020-B000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DANIEL A SCHAURER DANIEL D EASTMAN FRA MAR ENTERPRISES INC LAND VENTURES OF AMERICA LLC MICHAEL J LOCIGNO RICHARD EVANS 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 23rd day of January, 2014. 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. 456291 ON 12/13,20,27/2013 1/3/2014 19 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013 ACROSS 1 Magicians bird of choice 5 Seattles Best product, slangily 9 Fall faller 13 Pub picks 14 Special Forces cap 15 Fairy tale starter 16 Strike gold 18 Give __ to: approve 19 Canadian coin nicknamed for the bird on it 20 Hand-waving or finger-pointing 22 For each 23 Mythical Egyptian riddler 25 Cornfield bird 27 Smallest prime number 28 27-Across plus one, in Italy 29 Lines of theater seats 30 Goes down in the west 32 Debatable point 36 Encouragement for a matador 37 Lane straddler 39 LAX hrs. 40 Welsh dog 42 Screwball 43 Dalai __ 44 A bit amiss 46 MilkŽ director Van Sant 47 Oval segments 48 Guy nipping at your nose,Ž in a holiday song 52 Inquire 53 Rand McNally references 54 Takes home from the pound 57 Yogi, for one 58 Singer of the 1961 #1 song found in the starts of 16-, 23-, 37and 48-Across 61 Can of worms, e.g. 62 Drat!Ž 63 Brookss country music partner 64 Sources of immediate cash: Abbr. 65 Mends with thread 66 FBI personnel DOWN 1 Author Roald 2 Assortment 3 Presidents weapon 4 Station with game reports and highlights 5 Clampett patriarch 6 Onassis patriarch 7 Brink 8 Declare to be true 9 Despises 10 Boredom 11 Piece of the sky, to Chicken Little 12 Shipping giant 14 Sayonara!Ž 17 Its roughly 21% oxygen 21 Unit of parsley 23 Tinker with 24 Franks 25 Hook nemesis, for short 26 Cylindrical caramel candy 27 General of Chinese cuisine 31 Loud call 33 Auto tune-up item 34 Camp Pendleton letters 35 LAX incoming hrs. 37 Jazz licks 38 Approves 41 Amusement park racers 43 Longtime Dodger skipper Tommy 45 Brittany brothers 48 Sluglike Star WarsŽ crime boss 49 Persistently bothered 50 Allegation 51 Missouri river or tribe 52 Cavity fillers org. 54 Blissful sighs 55 Camping shelter 56 9-digit IDs 59 Deviate from a course 60 DJs stack By Jeff Chen (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 11/07/11 11/07/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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!

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R E D CBS HOME IN A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD. This beauty is on a lot and a half with 3 car garage. It is a corner lot with a nice screen room with a great view. When purchased, Seller will install new A/C unit and a new roof of the buyers choice, Grey metal or shingle. MLS #207533, $89,900. century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 1018-H: 2 story w/ open concept and screened porch off the kitchen living rm area. 3 br, 2 ba (2 br, 1 ba downstairs). Balcony off the upstairs master bdrm and much more. $250,000 MLS #207272 3003-M: Ancient Oaks. Neat 1BR/1BA RV. Shed with washer and dryer back porch. All the appliances are in the RV. $29,000 Owner MLS #206858 3009-M: Treasure Lake Access 3 br, 2 ba on lg fenced lot, seawall, boat slip. Great winter/summer retreat! (Extra fenced in lot next door available; both for $49,000) $38,900 MLS #207431 5045-H: J&S Lake Access 3 bd, 2 ba with 1,932 sq ft. metal roof with a porch in the back and fenced back yard. 3 sheds, circular driveway all on 3 lots. Call today for a showing! $129,000 MLS #207459 Lake Okeechobee Access 2 Story 2br/1ba Condominium. Furnished, screened porch, furnished and in move in condition. Great place to stay with a pool boat dock. $65,000 MLS #207430 3000-M: Treasure 2 br, 2 ba SW w/large addition. 1162 Total Sq Ft/1134 under air. Two sheds, boathouse, dock seawall, pontoon boat and more! $55,000 MLS #207230 MLS #207132 (NW 30th Ter) 5+/acres $38,000 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000. Make Offer! 2 acres Lot on captive lake with utilities. (NW 4th St) Residential Lot (SW 5th St) $3,900 MLS #206637 on a paved road, used to graze large animals. NOW $460,000 • 5+/-acres on NW 30th St. Fenced for large animals. $24,900 Find you r dream home here! Location, Location, Location Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com Over 100 Listings CABIN FEVER ~ You’ll never want to leave home. Majestic LOG Home on 5 acres. 2005 Two story, 3667 SF/4412 TLA. 3 Bd/ 2.5 Ba. Foyer opens to living area w/20 Ft. high stone fireplace, Cypress tree trunk stairway, large loft for family room/social area for the kids. Upstairs bedrooms are 18X28 with large walk in closets & balcony. Grand kitchen, Cathedral cabinets, granite, pantry, bkfast bar. Master suite w/separate shower & spa tub. Full length front porch. Back porch overlooks acreage, trees & pond. Fenced. Rustic elegance in Sunset Strip. MLS 207224 $249,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457REDUCED PRICE! Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 20 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 21 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSYMS Students of the WeekYearling Middle School would like to announce the students of the week for Dec. 16: Jose Cervantes, Lyn’D Lewis, Kevin Garcia and Amber Wheeler. By Annie ChambersU.S. Army Corps of Engineers J acksonville Of ce The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for the environmental stewardship of 456 water resources development projects located in 43 states and occupying 5.5 million surface acres, 237 navigation locks, 926 harbors, 75 hydropower projects, and 25,000 miles of inland and coastal waterways. Invasive species occur at most of these projects and include terrestrial and aquatic plants, animals and insects. Invasive species pose a serious threat, impacting wildlife and sheries habitat as well as human health and resulting in enormous cost for eradication and management efforts. The Invasive Species Leadership Team w as established to provide direction to the ongoing research program, represent the corps on regional invasive species councils and assist corps headquarters in the development of national invasive species policy and program management. The Invasive Species Leadership Team (ISLT) is an 18-member team that consists of one representative from each division of ce and a representative from one of the district of ces within each division. Headquarters proponents include representatives from within the natural resource management and navigation programs, along with a technical proponent from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). Jon Lane, chief of the Invasive Species Management Branch, represents Jacksonville District and South Atlantic Division as a standing member of the ISLT. "We [the team] create invasive species policy for the corps, develop program management plans and are now in the process of implementing those plans," said Mr. Lane. The new Invasive Species Community of Practice (CoP) website serves as a central repository of information and expertise on invasive species issues, from contract speci cations and equipment decontamination to the latest in outreach education, policy and guidance. The corps adapts its management plan and policy from the National Invasive Species Council, which creates the National Invasive Species Management Plan. "It is important that policy is implemented consistently throughout the corps," said Mr. Lane. Corps of Engineers battles invasive species Special to the Okeechobee News/ ACOEHarvesting water hyacinth on the St. Johns River. Special to the Okeechobee News/ ACOEWater lettuce and hyacinth block the Okeechobee Waterway. Special to the Okeechobee News/ ACOESeeds and plants germinating on mowing equipment on a Dredged Material Management Area (DMMA). The mowing equipment moves from DMMA to DMMA, potentially spreading invasives if not removed.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 23 Okeechobee News December 27, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsCory Vickers was named Most Outstanding Player and four other senior football players took home team awards at the annual Okeechobee High School football awards banquet held Tuesday night at OHS. Tyler Smith won the Most Improved Player A ward. Cody Walker took home the Golden Helmet Award. Adrian Minondo was named Offensive Most Valuable Player, and Khalil Smith received the Brahman Award. Freshman Antywyn Fludd was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player this year. The coaching staff honored 14 seniors w ho graduate this year. Coach Chris Branham described them as a ne group of young men of whom he was extremely proud. He helped coach ve of them last Saturday at the South Central Florida All Star Football Classic in Sebring. Okeechobee was on the winning side 12-7. Adrian Minondo was named the MVP for the Central offense as he rushed for just under 100 yards in the game. Vickers and W alker teamed up on defense with a forced fumble by Vickers and the recovery by Walker that saved the game on the nal play. The Central team consisted of players from Polk and Highlands County. Walker was also named to represent Okeechobee in the Florida Athletic Coaches A ssociation all district team. He will play in the Treasure Coast versus Brevard County All Star game on Jan. 17, 2014. Walker said winning the Golden Helmet A ward was a new experience and de nitely an honor. He said it felt good to know that his coaches and peers felt highly of him as a player and as a person. Walker holds out hope he could play college football next year. He said he really enjoyed playing in the all-star game in Sebring. "It was awesome. It was very nice to show off our talents to new fans, and to compete with players above and beyond our skill level." Walker also said he is very excited to play in the Brevard All-Star game in January because it allows him to put on the purple and gold of the Brahmans one last time. Vickers said the Most Outstanding Player Award tells him that all of his hard work has paid off. He thanked the coaching staffs from Myron Jackson to Coach Branham and also thanked fellow seniors like Walker, Bobby Jo Garza and Jefferson Davis for pushing him. Vickers was praised for his high energy and great attitude and work ethic this year. "There is never a reason to keep our heads down. We kept ghting all year. It's like a dog ght and we de nitely didn't go down, we just ran out of time," he added. He also enjoyed the all-star game last weekend and noted there was a great crowd, great enthusiasm, great atmosphere and great competition on the eld. He advised future Brahmans to always be dedicated because that leads to enthusiasm and wanting to get better. He explained that wanting to get better makes you better and leads to better results. He intends to study at Ava Maria University and play football next fall. He would like to become a Wildlife Of cer for the Fish and Wildlife Commission. Tyler Smith said he enjoyed the Most Improved Player Award because it shows that he put a lot of hard work into the game. He said he caught the eye of Coach Branham during weight training and was encouraged to try out for the team. He said the coaches like Chaka Smith really worked with him to improve. "It was my last year in high school so I said why not give it a try. The coaches stuck with me and helped me. I'm real proud of myself," he added. Smith said he would like to attend college and become a teacher. Fludd said he was disappointed that a leg injury cost him half the season this year. Still he was a factor on defense in the secondary. He still has three years left in high school. He is keeping active in the offseason with conditioning and also with basketball. He said the injury really hurt him because it occurred just when he had started to make big impacts. "I hate I had that injury because I could have improved even more if I had played the whole season. I'll just try to be myself, not get too con dent and lead the program over the next few years," he added. Khalil Smith said it was hard for him to explain what the Brahman Award meant to him. He has been around the team for 12 seasons, starting out as a ball boy. He called the award amazing. He praised his coaches for keeping him motivated and noted he will always remember a four-touchdown game he had against Fort Pierce Westwood, the Brahmans lone victory this year. "I had to play like a Brahman. I have to thank my coaches for pushing me. I also thank my offensive linemen for helping me through," he added. Minondo said he enjoyed winning the MVP for the Brahman offense and the MVP for the All-Star game. He said he worked hard all year and tried to run the ball and did his best in the all-star game. "It was one of the hardest hitting games I've ever been in. They tested me for sure and the players were hitting pretty good out there," he explained. Minondo would like to play college football. He said he wants to be remembered as one of the better backs in OHS history. He was one of only four running backs who have rushed for over 1,000 yards in a season in the past 20 years. Minondo suffered an ankle injury that cost him a few games but he still excelled as a running back. He didn't mind all the pain and having to ice his ankle every night. His advice to younger football players is to stay healthy and be dedicated and determined to excel. "Try to stay healthy and keep grinding, just do what you can do and don't get into any foolish accidents," he added. JV Coach Joe Smith honored the members of his successful team this year. The Offensive MVP this year was Jacob Emmick, and the Defensive MVP was Tristen Anderson. Wyatt Bessenbacher was named the Team's Most Valuable Player. Anderson said it felt good to win the award. He said the JV team consisted of a dynamic class of players that should one da y improve the varsity team, "Everybody bonded together. At rst we played for ourselves. Once we realized what it felt to play as a unit, we improved." Emmick said he was surprised to win the award. He noted the coaches told them once they tasted victory they would love it and that would motivate them. "When we won we tried to keep it going. The team work was amazing this year," he said. Emmick said he feels the group will stic k with the sport and together can make a deep and talented varsity squad in the next fe w years. He expects to be a major contributor as a receiver and running back next year. Okeechobee High School football team honored at banquet Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTyler Smith was named the Most Improved Player for Brahman football by coach Chaka Smith. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAdrian Minondo earned the Offensive Most Valuable Player Award as he rushed for over 1,200 yards as a senior. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCory Vickers was all smiles as he received the Most Outstanding Player Award from Brahman head coach Chris Branham Tuesday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAntywyn Fludd took home the Defensive MVP Award. Also in photo is Defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Tyrone Smith. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCody Walker received the Golden Helmet Award from assistant coach Chris Hall.

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