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Friday, January 3, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 2 14.16 feetLast Year: 14.98 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Stolen pickup truck recovered ... Page 12 Bassmasters college event this weekend ... Page 10 SFWMD to build reservoirs ... Page 2 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenRide for the FightNew Year’s Day rainfall didn’t stop a crowd of spectators from watching bronc riders and bull riders compete in the Ride for the Fight Bulls and Ranch Bronc Riding at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 N. The event raised money to help cancer victims. For more, see page 19. Who will land roles originated by Doris Day and Rock Hudson?Special to the Okeechobee News Local adults with or without acting experience are being sought to ll roles made famous by Doris Day, Rock Hudson and others in the hit 1960s romantic comedy "Send Me No Flowers," to be performed in March by the Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT). Open auditions for the eight available parts in the show are set for next Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. at the theatre on the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, one block west of Golden Corral restaurant. "We're not looking for people who resemble Community theatre plans for auditions See THEATRE — Page 19 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Area law enforcement is searching for an Okeechobee man who is accused of raping an adult female on Christmas Eve. Detective Ted Van Deman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), said the alleged incident occurred sometime Dec. 24, 2013, in Okeechobee County. Local man sought in rape caseSee RAPE — Page 19

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Progress on key projects to restore America’s Everglades—plus storing and moving w ater south from above-average summer rainfall—marked the highlights of 2013 for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The agency oversees water resources for 7.9 million residents and an environment that spans 16 counties. “A signi cant amount of mission critical w ork was completed in 2013, and 2014 is shaping up to be an even more productive y ear,” said SFWMD Executive Director Blake Guillory. “Our focus will be on completing projects while continuing to operate a scally responsible organization.”Improving Water Quality and Protecting Natural SystemsAmong the most signi cant achievements of 2013 was progress on the State’s Restoration Strategies plan for improving w ater quality in the Everglades. To date, seven of 10 projects are underway to create more than 6,500 acres of new Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) and 116,000 acrefeet of additional water storage. Signi cant progress has been made on plan components, including:  Construction is underway on the 15 billion-gallon L-8 Reservoir in Palm Beach County. With enough water to ll 34,000 football elds one foot deep, the project will deliver consistent ows needed to optimize STAs that clean Everglades-bound water.  A contract was approved to start construction on the A-1 Flow Equalization Basin south of Lake Okeechobee. With the capacity to hold 60,000 acre-feet of water, the project is designed to capture and store peak stormwater ows during the wet season or heavy rainfall events and deliver consistent ows to the STAs.  A science plan has been completed, with nine key studies initiated. Also in 2013, the district governing board voted to move forward the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) by supporting the release of a draft report for public and agency review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This step signaled the district’s continued partnership with the corps in developing plans for restoration projects that will direct more water south into the heart of the Everglades. The board approved the acquisition from Palm Beach County of a key piece of property that will help provide vital freshwater ows to the federally designated “Wild and Scenic” Loxahatchee River. The Mecca parcel will become a shallow-water storage area capable of sending water directly to the Loxahatchee’s unique riverine ecosystem of mangroves, cypress trees, oysters and seagrasses. Scienti c monitoring remains a key component of the district’s restoration work. In 2013, the agency collected 38,113 water quality samples supporting 74 projects and studies and conducted 266,364 water quality data analyses.Managing water during a record wet periodAbove-average rainfall from South Florida’s 2013 wet season produced the wettest April-through-July period on record since 1932 and the wettest July since 2001. This greatly increased volumes of water during the summer, leading the district to implement emergency operations that moved a total of 311,428 acre-feet of water. During the course of the entire year, district pump stations moved a combined 1.5 trillion gallons, or 4.6 million acre-feet of water in 2013. Operations included:  Relieving critically high water levels by deploying heavy equipment to excavate a ood control channel through the Old Tamiami Trail. The emergency project moved additional water south from Water Conservation Area 3 (WCA-3) in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, where months of aboveaverage regional rainfall raised water levels and impacted wildlife such as deer.  Approving a water farming pilot project in Martin County as part of the broad effort to restore and protect the St. Lucie River and Estuary. The project can capture an average of 6,780 acre-feet of water a year that would otherwise ow along the canal from Lake Okeechobee and surrounding basins into the estuary.Ensuring land resources meet the public’s needsAs part of a broad effort to maximize its resources, the district conducted a comprehensive assessment of land on which the agency has full or shared-ownership rights. The transparent process included:  Assessment of 750,000 acres  12 public workshops  Nearly 1,500 comments from stakeholders In 2014, the district will continue the assessment by reviewing acres for which the district has conservation and owage easements.Future water demandsThe district collaborated with its partners in the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) to draft a Regional Water Supply Plan currently available for public review at www. cfwiwater.com. The CFWI is a collaboration of the St. Johns River, South Florida and Southwest Florida water management districts to address nearand long-term water supply needs in Central Florida, where all three agencies have jurisdiction. This area includes Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and southern Lake counties. Other highlights of the year include:  The 2013 Lower East Coast (LEC) Water Supply Plan Update was completed and approved by the Governing Board. The planning area includes Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties and parts of Monroe, Collier and Hendry counties.  Guided by the Florida Department o f Environmental Protection (DEP), rulemaking was completed on a new statewide Environmental Resource Permit process and fee schedule. The new rule standardizes processing procedures, de nitions, forms and fees without lowering or changing environmental standards to protect surface waters and wetlands.  Launched by DEP and all ve water management districts, a new online water permitting portal now provides one-stop access to all water resource permitting information. The partner agencies have integrated existing online services with the portal, providing one place for residents and businesses to go to determine what permits ma y be needed and from which agency.Access to public landsIn a continuing effort to increase access to public lands, the district provided ne w recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts on its 600,000 acres of land open to the public. Highlights in 2013 included:  Hiking, biking wildlife viewing was expanded at the popular Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6 in Hendry County, including a new parking area, trailhead, restrooms and picnic shelter.  With a complete overhaul to ensure decades of continued service, the S-193 Navigation Lock was reopened to boat traf c, providing access to Lake Okeechobee.  A new season of SFWMD/Audubon bird-watching tours took ight. To date, Audubon volunteers, in coordination with the district, have hosted thousands of bird watchers, including new tours at the Lakeside Ranch STA in Martin County. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Jan. 3RD Thurs., Jan. 9THFor Info, Call 763-7202 II: “W ALKING WITH DINOSAURS”Fri., Tues. & Thurs., 7:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed 2:00, 4;15 & 7:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00II: “ANC HORMAN 2”Fri., Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs., 9:00I: “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4;15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00III: “THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed 2:00, 4;15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00 R PG PG-13 PG-13 2 Okeechobee News January 3, 2014 SFWMD highlights restoration strategies, ood control in 2013 Today: Partly cloudy skies. High 57F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 52F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Extended ForecastSaturday : Partly to mostly cloudy. High around 75F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night : Cloudy with periods of rain. Low around 65F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch. Sunday : Showers and scattered thunderstorms. High 81F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Sunday Night : Partly cloudy skies during the evening. Fog developing overnight. Low 64F. Winds light and variable. Monday : Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High near 70F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Monday Night : Cloudy. Low near 45F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday : Cloudy skies. High 63F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Blood Drives coming to OkeechobeeTuesday, Jan. 7 -Raulerson Hospital, 1 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 -Publix, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 -Market Place Flea Market, 12 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 -Seminole Cove (public welcome), 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 -Golden Corral, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 -Ancient Oaks, time TBA Thursday, Jan. 23 -Okeechobee High School, 7:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 -Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival, Hwy 78, 10 a.m.

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T eachers’ contract Someone needs to be held accountable for the poor grades the schools and the c ounty received. It should be the superintendant and his staff not the teachers because t hey should be supporting the teachers anyw ay they can so the teachers can do their j obs. One school in the county scored so b ad that the state required them to have a longer school day.  According to the story in the Wednesday paper, “The current district proposal is t eachers will be considered effective if bet ween 43 and 71 percent of their students perform satisfactory or above. Those with 72 percent or more of students doing satisfactory or above would be considered highly effective.” So 57 percent of the students c an be failing and the teacher would still be c onsidered “effective,” and the union wants even LOWER standards? Hard to fathom, really.  If the union has their way, less than 10 of the students in a class of 20 have to s how growth in order for that teacher to be high performing. If the union has their way, a more than $3,000 raise on the high end is not good enough. I’m a teacher, and I do not s upport this union. My students and their parents deserve better than what the union proposes for student achievement.  I’m a parent, and I want higher standards for my kids. Can the union really negotiate for lower standards? What are they t hinking? How is it in anyone’s best interest t o have lower standards for our students? W alking the dog This morning I was driving in the city limits, and I noticed a family walking along t he sidewalk with two large dogs. Suddenly, one of the dogs darted into the street. Fortunately, I was able to hit the brakes in time. I w ould have hated to hit that dog, especially in front of those children. Folks, the leash law is there to protect everyone, especially the dogs. If you have your dog off your own property, keep it on a leash. Unless they have been very well trained, dogs are easily distracted. They may see a squirrel or a cat and dash after it. If you love your dog, keep it on a leash. Had I hit that dog, it would have been the fault of the owner who let it run into the street, right in front of my car.Churches Churches, in my opinion, are re ective of the society in the area that they serve. Notwithstanding their service to the faith and spiritual needs of their congregations, their clergy, ministers, and members do consist of the citizens that surround them. They, like any other social or demographic group, become a sample, if not a valid example of the social and political views prevalent within that group. And those views and beliefs, regardless of the faith, represent not only the religious, but the secular and the social views of the community, and the political philosophy of the membership.  I‘m a proud atheist, and there are many more I have met in Okeechobee, we just don’t go around everywhere and scream it out to the community. You’d be surprised how many humanist, atheists and agnostics are in Okeechobee and I would guess that many are in hiding in fear of what others would think of them, especially their families.  There are authentic faith communities here in Okeechobee. Yes, some bizarre stuff ying around the county, but also some humble re ections of real faith. Attending an authentic worship service is like spiritual food. It strengthens the soul and brings health to the life. And likening it to physical food, just because a person eats a bad meal or meets a bad chef, he doesn’t stop eating good food. When I moved here to Okeechobee I had cultural shock re: restaurants. I came from an area with the best dining opportunities in America — to Okee, where few restaurants offer healthy, high-quality food and veggies. In spite of this shock, I didn’t stop eating out! I simply found places where I could eat as healthy as possible. In terms of spiritual food, the effect is similar: There are lots of unhealthy “spiritual restaurants” on the Okee menu, but for sure there are some authentic ones, where your soul will be truly fed. Unsung heroesOver the past couple of weeks I have encountered a few people in this community that have inspired me to share what I have witnessed. Unsung heroes, of sorts, that have been there for a cause, driven by their passion to do good for others, with no compensation for their generosity of time and skill. The rst person I encountered was Lana Palmer, who volunteered to paint the rst Hospice of Okeechobee Staff Christmas Card for the band in the park. She took the basic design and added her creative touch to make sure the message of the card was clear and that the candles actually shimmered in the light. She exuded nothing but joy and excitement to be able to do this project. At this same time I met Marie Koepke. This wonder woman was so dedicated to the cards in the park project for the band, I was amazed. She seemed to be everywhere making sure painted plywood was delivered, people had what they needed for set up, notifying winners (we got our noti cation call at 3 a.m.), and arranging for take down, etc. All this, while she was preparing her donated tree for the Festival of Trees and countless other activities in preparation for the season. This brings me to Brigitte Irby. Months before the Festival of Trees she is preparing center pieces and other seasonal decorations for sale for this fundraising event. Every time I drove past the Hospice volunteer building, which would be several times a day, I would see her car parked outside, knowing she was inside like Santa’s helper making sure this year’s event was even better than the last. She and her volunteer helpers made that building into a holiday wonderland for a week and with a blink of an eye, the building is spit spot clean and back in business as if I had imagined the whole event. This year, two ladies who like to bake, asked if they could have a bake sale to raise money for Hospice. Not only did Ruby Byers and Joyce Murphy provide cakes, pies, candies and jellies for two days of sale, they took what didn’t sell to another location and sold their wares. And if that were not enough, they did more and brought it to the Festival of Trees to sell. It was amazing to me the volume of items these two ladies prepared. And nally, let me share with you about the unknown lady that was ahead of one of our Hospice patient’s wives in the drivethrough to get herself a breakfast. The unknown lady told the person at the windo w that she wished to pay for the person in th e car behind her, which she did. So when ou r patient’s wife got to the window she was presented with the free breakfast on wha t happened to be her birthday. So, perhaps you can understand why I needed to share these encounters. We ar e so blessed by these people and others lik e them. I felt it important to recognize jus t a few of the many unsung heroes in ou r midst. Respectfully, Gail Gerntrup, CEO Hospice of OkeechobeeB.R.A.T. Club Christmas Tour of Homes EventMatt Buxton, board member for B.R.A.T. Club, Inc., coordinated the 2013 Okeechobee Tour of Homes for Christmas. The tou r included the Heroes 4 Hope Big Lake Cance r Center and private homes of Matt Buxton, Susan Pilgrim, Michelle Smith and Bobb i Poole. Guests enjoyed decorated homes, refreshments and pictures with Santa. Than k you to all who participated and also to Mat t Buxton for bringing the tour back to ou r community! Sincerely, Teresa Chandler president, B.R.A.T. Club, Inc. January 3, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsMatt Buxton at the tour of homes takes a moment for a photo.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Curtis Arnold, 82OKEECHOBEE — Curtis Arnold of Okeechobee died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. He was born March 19, 1931 in Brighton. He loved wood crafting and building buckskin cow whips. He retired after 55 years as a cattle and citrus manager at Cow Creek Ranch/Egan Groves. Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Maude Arnold; sister, Linda Gale Arnold; and brother, Aubrey Arnold. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Vena Arnold; son, Deroy Arnold (Sandy); three grandchildren, Jessie Ferrell (Jessie), Doyle Arnold and Chad Johnson (Jennifer); and four great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Monroe A rnold of ciating. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.Paul S. TimkoOKEECHOBEE — Paul S. Timko, born Jan. 11, 1937, passed away on Dec. 29, 2013. He spent the past 34 years in Okeechobee, Florida, before relocating to Ocala. His family would like his friends and neighbors to know of his passing. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kari Timko, and is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Pearl Timko; his son, Kevin Timko; his daughter, Mimi Timko; and his grandsons, Andrew and Kevin. Closed services were for family only.Jack H. ElledgeOKEECHOBEE — Jack H. Elledge passed away peacefully Sunday, December 29, 2013. Jack was born in South Florida on February 7, 1927 of pioneer stock. His father went to Okeechobee the year after Henry Flagler ran his railroad into South Florida and established Okeechobee Marine W ays and shipped sh from Lake Okeechobee to St. Louis on the new railroad. Jacks mother was from Tennessee coming to Florida in 1916 and taught school in Okeechobee for the next 50 years off and on; therefore, she was known all over the country. Jack graduated from the University of Florida in 1950. He did mining projects all over the w orld. Jack gave two papers on mining in the w orld before the American Mining Congress in New York. He and his wife Ruth traveled extensively. Jack leaves behind his beloved wife of 67 y ears, Ruth Elledge; two wonderful sons, Jeff Elledge and Steve Elledge who love him so and are left brokenhearted. The family will receive friends 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 3, 2014 at Grace Episcopal Church, 245 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, Fla. The memorial service will begin at 10:30 AM w ith Father Reed Freeman of ciating. In lieu of owers contributions can be made to Grace Episcopal Church or a charity of choice. Interment will be private. Arrangements by Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1811 Idlewild Ave., SR 16, Green Cove Springs. 904-284-9696. w ww.helmgallagherfh.com Patricia Ann Spires, 79OKEECHOBEE — Patricia Ann Spires of Okeechobee died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was born Sept 23, 1934 in North Plaineld, New Jersey. A resident of Okeechobee for 44 years, she retired from the Okeechobee Rehab after 27 years of employment. She attended the North Okeechobee Church of God and enjoyed sewing, reading, computer games, people watching and spending time with her grandbabies. Mrs. Spires was preceded in death by two sons, Virgil and Mike; grandson, Erik Spires; granddaughter, Casie Spires; two brothers, Robert Bohren and Eugene Bohren. She is survived by two daughters, Jessie Crews (Dennis) of Melbourne, and Susie Walters (Mark) of Okeechobee; son, Robbie Spires (Meg) of Okeechobee; brother, Joseph Bohren (Elaine) of Tampa; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and devoted friend, Patty Grif n. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor Don Leon of ciating. Private burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home to assist the family. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News January 3, 2014 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Science Fair needs volunteersThe Okeechobee County Science Fair is looking for volunteers to help judge science projects the morning of Thursday, Jan. 16 We would welcome your encouragement in promoting science in our community. No experience is necessary, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you are interested in helping to judge projects or would like more information, call Cindy Letcher at 863-462-5056, ext. *1191.Habitat for Humanity to meetIf you are interested in applying for a home the Okeechobee County Habitat for Humanity is inviting you to a twohour informational meeting Thursday, Jan. 23. The meeting will be held in the conference room at the Hampton Inn, 1200 S.R. 70 W., and will start promptly at 6 p.m. This is an adult only meeting. You must bring $25 for the application fee. Come learn about our program and see if you qualify. For information, call 863357-1371.Elks #2871 will meet Jan. 9The rst meeting of the year for the Lake Okeechobee Elks, #2871, will be held Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the VFW South in Treasure Island. We will have an important progress report from the building committee about getting a building. Rebeckah Ann Murphy (Clark), 85OKEECHOBEE — Ann Murphy died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Ann was born in Miami, Florida on April 14, 1928 to Clara and Albert Clark. She was raised by her maternal grandmother Rebeckah Christine Smith-Moore-Strickland aka Big Momma. Ann was a devoted Catholic and wife to Eugene R. Murphy who died on December 27, 2011. Gene and Ann Murphy were united in love and marriage for 68 years. Ann was an active member and enjoyed serving many years to the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, was a Parish Representative and Church Sacristan for BHR St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church as well as a Eucharistic Minister in the Diocesan of St. Augustine. She had a ful lling life belonging to various clubs and organizations including the Ladies Guild, multiple positions with the St. Francis Xavier Church Guild in Live Oak, Florida, The Live Oak Garden Club, as a Deanery President for the DCCW, President of the Ladies FRA, and also volunteering for the Boy’s Ranch in Live Oak and the VA Hospital in Lake City. She enjoyed many careers and hobbies such as school librarian, photography, teaching, journalism, theater, gardening, loved animals and was a dedicated homemaker. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Wayne; daughter, Catherine Marie; sisters, Mary Frances Clark-Ward, Nell Clark-Hardy and Marion Clark-Toffar. Ann leaves behind son, Steve H. Murphy; daughters, Jean Ann Murphy (Mike Lawrence) of Okeechobee, Nora C. Fox of Homosassa; nine grandchildren, Eileen, Rebeckah, Christine, Margaret, Patricia, Andrew, Mandy, Michelle and Elizabeth; seventeen great-grandchildren; ve great-great grandchildren; devoted nieces Carol, Francine and Cindy; and adopted daughter, Kathee. Visitation was 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. The Rosary and Divine Praises will be prayed at 8 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Buckhead Ridge. At a later date, Ann’s cremated remains will be interred with her loving husband at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Florida. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.

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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. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Okeechobee News January 3, 2014 Tree recycling offeredWaste Management and The Home Depot have joined efforts in the free Okeechobee Christmas tree recycling program. Residents can drop off their trees at Home Depot near the existing tree tent by noon Friday, Jan. 3 Trees will be transferred to the Okeechobee Land ll where they will be processed into the compost program on site. For information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996; or, The Home Depot at 863-467-0292.Eagles to host a dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve choice ribeye steak, shrimp or sh dinners starting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3 Entertainment will be by The Harpers. Saturday, Jan. 4, will be the monthly birthday bash with a spaghetti and meatball dinner is by Lorraine, and entertainment by Sax on the Beach. Sunday, Jan. 5, we are serving southern fried chicken by Ed and Noni. Tuesday, Jan. 7, hamburgers are being served. The public is welcome. All proceeds go to community and national charity funds. For information, call Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Softball leagues formingThe 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 is Jan. 3 The rst game of the regular season will be Jan. 13. The cost is $300 per team for the Co-Ed League and $350 per team for the Mens Winter League. For information, call 863-763-6950.Flag grid sign-ups end Jan. 3The 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 information, call 863-763-6950. The rst game is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 13.Church planning yard saleThe Point of Light Fellowship Church, at 15399 S.R. 78 in Lakeport, is having a huge yard sale Saturday, Jan. 4 from 8 a.m. until noon. Spaces available for $15. Bring your yard sale items, crafts, baked goods, or bring your items to donate to the church pantry. Call Teresa at 863-227-4037, for information. All money collected goes to new food pantry.DAR will meet Jan. 4The Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, J an. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Okeechobee Public Library. All members and prospective members are invited to attended. Sharon Buck will present an interesting and informative program about our ag.Academy to host 5K raceRock Solid Christian Academy will host a 5K race on Saturday, Jan. 4 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 sleeved T-shirt, and the rst 150 people will receive a bag full of goodies containing a 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.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will 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 dining room patrons.Youth hoop sign-ups to startThe 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. until 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 information online go to https://www. facebook.com/OkeeParksandRec.Sit and sew event is plannedConKerr Cancer's next sit and sew will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to help make a difference in the life of a sick child. Also, you can still bring in your small scraps of material which will be given to a local 4-H group so they can make dog beds for the Humane Society.Coalition board will meetThe Okeechobee 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 responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863-462-5877. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Two former Brahman athletes again topped the sports pages as they entered the professional ranks in 2013. Jonathan Crawford, 22, earned national attention as he was drafted in the rst round by the Detroit Tigers and then signed to a near $2 million contract on June 14. Crawford nished off a strong career for the Univ ersity of Florida to be picked #20 in the nation by the Tigers. He played in short season ball in Connecticut where he threw 19 solid innings w ith a miniscule earned run average of 1.89 and struck out 21 batters. The Tigers have big plans for the tall talented right hander. Crawford was chosen to the NCAA Bloomington Regional All-Tournament Team this year and also was named SEC pitcher of the week in April. He tossed 86 innings for the Gators with a solid 3.84 earned run average this season. Lonnie Pryor nished off a strong career for the Florida State Seminoles by winning the MVP award at the 2013 Orange Bowl in Miami as FSU defeated Northern Illinois, 31-10. Pryor had two touchdowns and a career high 134 yards in the game. It surprised many that Pryor went undrafted in the NFL draft last spring. He quickly signed as a free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars and competed for the starting fullback job. He was relegated to the practice squad for J acksonville. Late in the season Pryor was signed by the Tampa Bay Bucs and was on the team's active roster. The Bucs struggled and red their coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik at the end of the season. On the eld, Okeechobee High School boy soccer again had the most success of any boy team as they reached the regional tournament for the fth consecutive year. Hunter Pritchard earned a scholarship to play college soccer for Florida Atlantic Univ ersity. The OHS baseball team had their worst season in recent memory as they won just ve games. Coach Jeff Blackstone resigned after the season. Former Brahman great Eric Kindell was named to replace him. Dalton Murray and Alex Estremara earned opportunities to play college baseball for Indian River State College. OHS football suffered through an injury plagued and frustrating season with just one w in in 10 tries. Adrian Minondo became only the fourth running back in 20 years to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season for the Brahmans. The Okeechobee Youth Football League had another strong season with large crowds to watch ve home games this year at Brahman Stadium. The senior team quali ed for the playoffs behind a talented and deep team but lost in the playoffs to Frostproof at Lake Placid. A solid group of eighth graders paced by Lamar Williams, Ja Juan Cherry and Janavise Futch gure to entertain OHS football fans for the next four years. Boys basketball struggled to another losing season in a tough district that included Martin County, Fort Pierce Central and Sebastian River. Ryan Hagan and Allen Leitner quali ed to wrestle in the state nals for the boys wrestling team. Robert Olive resigned after the season to take over the job at Tampa Bloomingdale. Anthony Calzadilla was named to replace him in August. Hernan Baltazar took seventh place in the District 3A-14 race in Okeechobee on Oct. 24. He nished 23rd at the Regional at South Fork High School on Nov. 2. The OHS swim team had a good year with 13 swimmers qualifying for the Regional. Five swimmers set new school records this year. Nathanael Bean set a new record for the 500 freestyle. The relay team of William Castillo, Lucas Penido, Michael Muros and Brandon Ball set new school records in both the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay. Top sports stories for girls sports continued to be high school softball. OHS again won the district title behind a solid group of players. Jaryaca Baker signed a college scholarship in Oklahoma. Carissa LiCata also was signed by Florida Gulf Coast University after her junior year. OHS fell in the rst round of regional play against Sarasota. Tabatha Henry continued her strong high school career in track. She nished in 13th place in the state nals of the 3200 meters at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville on May 3. Henry also won the District 3A-14 Title for the second time in her career with a personal best time of 18.50 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center on Oct. 24. Henry nished fourth at the regional and nished in 30th place in the state nals in Tallahassee. OHS ag football had a competitive year. Quarterback Kyla Hargraves was named all area after the season. OHS girls basketball lost all-state guard Carly McCoin to an in-season injury and then lost her for 20132014 when she transferred to Vero Beach High School. All-state center Ami Edwards graduated and entered the Navy. Erin Morcrow resigned after the season and was replaced by Morgan Ungerott. OHS volleyball again quali ed for regional play, where they defeated Pembroke Pines Charter School in four games. OHS lost to Jensen Beach in the regional semi nal. Jensen Beach went on to reach the state nals in Class 6A. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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 The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Power Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 7, starting at 7 a.m. and concluding at 9 a.m. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So, don’t miss out. RSVP at w ww.okeechobeebusiness.com.  The Concealed Weapon Permit class will be conducted on Thursday evening Jan. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce. The class will last approximately two hours. Range quali cation will take place on Saturday, Jan. 19. You will be told where to meet on Saturday during the Thursday evening class. You may use your own weapon or y ou may use the weapon we provide you during quali cation. You must sign up before the class. First come, rst served!  The Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Business After Hours on Tuesday, Jan. 28, starting at 5 p.m. and concluding at 7 p.m. at Zippy’s. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. So, don’t miss out. RSVP NOW! That will conclude the chamber events for this month; however, we encourage you to check out our community calendar at www. okeechobeebusiness.com for more events as they come available in the community and in the chamber. Remember to RSVP for each of the above events to reserve your spot. If you are interested in SPONSORING any of the chamber events, contact Mariah at 863-4676246 or info@okeechobeebusiness.com. I look forward to seeing you at our events! Antoinette Rodriguez, executive director 863-467-6246 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Ford Super Duty pickup truck stolen from Okeechobee sometime on Dec. 29, 2013, has been found in Belle Glade. Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), on Thursday, Jan. 2, said the 2000 white F-350 was found in the northwest section of Belle Glade on Tuesday, Dec. 31. He said a door lock had been “punched” as well as the ignition, and that the only thing missing from the truck was the stereo. “That’s all we know of right now,” he added. No one has been arrested in connection with the theft. The truck was taken from a residence in Oak Lake Villas on S.W. 28th St. sometime Dec. 29. The owner last saw the vehicle around midnight, then noticed it was gone around 8:45 a.m. Detective Shireman said the truck was locked and the owner still had both sets o f keys. If anyone has any information about this case, they are asked to contact Detective Shireman at 863-763-3117. Stolen truck found in Belle Glade By EarthJusticeSpecial to the Okeechobee News Environmental, public health conservation, and wildlife groups applaud the Env ironmental Protection Agency (EPA) for seeking scientists’ input on how streams and wetlands affect the health of larger bodies, and urged EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to nalize a strong rule to protect these vital water bodies. EPA convened a Science Advisory Board panel meeting Dec. 16–18 to review a new report synthesizing the latest science on how streams and w etlands are connected to larger water bodies. At issue are Clean Water Act protections for half the nation’s streams and tens of millions of wetland acres. These streams and w etlands feed the drinking water sources for more than 117 million people nationwide, protect communities from ooding, provide habitat for sh and wildlife, and support local economies across the country. The organizations and their coalition allies represent millions of Americans and are committed to mobilizing their members and supporters to ensure that the administration nalizes a strong rule to protect these streams and wetlands. Excerpts from the expert testimony, along with statements from other organizations, are below. “As the agencies develop a rule to restore Clean Water Act protections, it is vital they have the best scienti c information at their disposal to inform their decision making,” said Jennifer Peters, National Water Campaigns Coordinator for Clean Water Action, “Protecting small streams and wetlands not only ensures the health of ecosystems, it ensures the health of drinking water sources for millions of people.“ ”The importance of this initiative cannot be overstated,” said Jon Devine, senior attorney in the Water Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “The panel’s work will help determine whether nearly two million miles of streams and countless wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act from pollution and outright destruction.” “Water is fundamental to life, and is critically important to millions of Americans. We must restore Clean Water Act protections to our nation’s waterways, because they are interconnected to each other,” said Chris Espinosa, Earthjustice legislative representative. “Thousands of pages of peer-reviewed scienti c literature con rm this, but more importantly, families, anglers, hunters, and recreationists nationwide are calling for these key protections to ensure their communities have clean water.” “This report pulls together the science behind what for most of us is common sense,” said Ally Fields, Clean Water Advocate for Environment America. “If we don’t protect the network of streams, headwaters and wetlands upstream, we can’t protect our nation’s most treasured waterways, from the Chesapeake Bay to the Puget Sound.” “Small streams and wetlands are essential to the health of our rivers and communities,” said Gary Belan, director of Clean Water Supply at American Rivers. “The synthesis report and the work of the panel will be critical to inform efforts to clarify the scope o f the Clean Water Act and restore protections for the small streams and wetlands that contribute to our drinking water supplies, lter out pollutants, and help to protect us from ooding.” “The science is clear that upstream water quality is vital for our downstream communities. Now it’s time for the administration to clearly protect those upstream waters; everyone deserves clean water,” said Dalal Anne Aboulhosn, senior Washington representative, Sierra Club. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Now In Stock Your Winter Supplement Feeds for Cattle A T T E N T I O N : F A R M E R S & R A N C H E R S Protein Blocks, Energy Blocks, All Natural Blocks, Round Bales, Liquid Feed... Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee 12 Okeechobee News January 3, 2014 Scientists urge EPA to protect streams and wetlands By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Lake Worth man and woman have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a local apartment and stealing the cremated remains of the woman’s family members. Arrested Wednesday, Jan. 1, were Ruben A ngel Renteria, 21, and Kristina Danielle Cassidy, 24. Both were arrested on one felony count of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. They were booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on bonds of $5,000 each. Jail records indicate they have been released on bond. According to Detective James Pickering, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the couple broke into a local apartment being rented by a family member of Cassidy’s. That family member died a couple of days after Christmas, added the detective. An OCPD report by Of cer Cesar Romero, who handled the initial complaint, stated Renteria broke out a window so the couple could gain entry into the apartment. In the process of breaking the window, Renteria cut his arm and was later treated at Raulerson Hospital and then released. Detective Pickering said they entered the apartment and took the remains of Cassidy’s grandparents. Those remains were found on the oorboard of the couple’s car. The detective explained that Cassidy wanted to get the two boxes of ashes because she was afraid they would be thrown out by whomever cleaned the apartment. “They had the right intentions. They just went about it the wrong way,” said Detective Pickering. Couple accused of taking remains Chamber of Commerce News

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD288 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3215 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: TAYLOR CREEK DEVELOPMENT 2ND ADDITION REPLAT LOT 1 1-36-37-35-0030-00000-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: SCOTT GABOR SCOTT MICHAEL GABOR SONJA CORBETT SONJA GABOR A/K/A SONYA GABOR Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 9th 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. 459498 ON 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 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 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 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 NOTICE 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 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 NOTICE 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 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 14 Okeechobee News January 3, 2014

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NOTICE 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 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 NOTICE 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 Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 NOTICE 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 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JANUARY 17, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2006 SUZUKI DE-Z125K6 VIN #JS1DF43B162102743 1990 BUICK RIVIERA VIN #1G4EZ13C8LU404776 2006 FORD EXPLORER VIN #1FMEU64E66UAO5915 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 459445 ON 1/3/2014 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at B M J Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on FRIDAY THE 17th day of JANUARY 2014 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 1996 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO UTILITY 1J4GZ58S6TC357929 1987 ISU PICK UP LS SHORT BED JAACL14L6H0707508 1999 FORD RANGER PICK UP 1FTYR14V6XTA72172 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 459265 ON 1/3/2014 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Okeechobee County, Florida and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, re ecting proposed ood hazard determinations within Okeechobee County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These ood hazard determinations may include the addition or modi cation of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base ood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory oodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed ood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIS report and/or FIRM for Okeechobee County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These ood hazard determinations are the basis for the oodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain quali ed for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for oodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90 day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 459474 ON 1/3,10/2014 15 Okeechobee News January 3, 2014 Shop here first! The classified ads Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF OUA MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday, January 14, 2013 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ces, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director’s Of ce at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford Executive Director 458807 ON 1/3/2014 NOTICE 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 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: CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Tuesday, January 7, 2014 City Council Regular Meeting has been cancelled. The next regular scheduled meeting is Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the City Clerk for the City’s records. By: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 459471 ON 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 16 Okeechobee News January 3, 2014 ACROSS 1 Gauchos weapon 5 What two lanterns in the Old North Church signified 10 Shenanigan 14 Paradise LostŽ setting 15 Assessed 16 Holder of small tools 17 Symbolic gifts 19 Joss hand 20 Like some ink cartridges 21 Vitruvian Man is on some Italian ones 22 Exasperate 25 Pago Pago resident 28 Sosas 1,667, briefly 29 Conspiracy theorists worry 30 Zeno, notably 32 Styled after 35 Soother for men 39 Stadium sound 40 Shake 41 Victory goddess 42 __ Deion: NFL nickname 43 Bk. after Proverbs 45 Indigenous language 50 Selectric selection 51 Became one lane, say 55 Hammer feature 56 Presidents option, and a hint to the puzzle theme in 17-, 22-, 35and 45Across 58 Soprano Te Kanawa 59 Gets zero mpg 60 First name in bike stunts 61 Fall runners goal, perhaps 62 Requirements 63 Take it easy DOWN 1 Whack 2 Glade target 3 Hello, Dolly!Ž surname 4 Part of a best mans toast, maybe 5 Josh of True GritŽ (2010) 6 Comedian Smirnoff 7 Cordwood measure 8 Bards nightfall 9 Many pop-ups 10 Madagascar mammals 11 Asteroids maker 12 Syntax problem 13 Newsstand booth 18 When said three times, a WWII film 21 Order from on high 23 Valuable stash 24 Tonys cousin 25 Bandy words 26 Its five before Foxtrot 27 Light-headed insect? 30 Railroad switch 31 Smidgen 32 Indigo dye source 33 Styled after 34 Whizzes 36 The Canterbury TalesŽ estate manager 37 Gin flavoring 38 Quick look 42 Dipstick 43 Door to the street 44 Brusque 45 Kisses and then some 46 Kates TV roommate 47 Regal topper 48 Frre de la mre 49 Blunt, as truth 52 Houston, __ had a problemŽ 53 Nice warm times 54 Dimbulb 56 Verb associated with blame 57 Nerudas __ to Conger ChowderŽ By Bill Thompson (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 11/10/11 11/10/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword PuzzleFun by the numbers Like puzzles? 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R E D Over 100 Listings BLUE HERON~2003 SALT WATER POOL Home. Elegant 3 Bd/ 2.5 Bath/ 2 Garage. Grand Foyer, open concept, vaulted ceilings. Island Kitchen, bkfast nook, J&J bath on guest rooms. 2126 SF Under Air-2787 TLA. Screened Lanai w/ pavers. 38x15 Salt Water pool, very low maintenance, fenced. Exquisite Dream Home! MLS 207221 $207,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 Motivated Seller! 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 RETREAT AND FISH GREAT GETAWAY JUST TO ENJOY LIFE Cozy Park Model in a 55+ Community that is packed full of fun. Enjoy the pool, fishing, and all kinds of activities to keep you busy. This little gem is priced to sell. Vinyl siding, patio with awning in back, ceiling fans, Florida Room and both bedrooms. Newer vinyl windows (sliding) and you can’t see in but you can see out. Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 17 Okeechobee News January 3, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Okeechobee News January 3, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsYatchette Club donatesThank You to Yatchette for your continued support. Your Christmas gifts were distributed to our home bound clients that receive Home Delivered Meals. We received lots of “Thanks” from our clients. Pictured left to right are Ellen Whelply of Yatchette Club, Janet McKenna of OSS and Irene Smith of Yatchette Club. Yatchette Club, you are wonderful. Special to the Okeechobee NewsGrand Oaks has a visit from Plaster PlaytimeChantel from Plaster Playtime visited Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility allowing residents the opportunity to make gifts for friends and family. The residents enjoyed painting Christmas trees, snowmen, Santa and much more. Above:Loraine Ackerman and Tom Smith work on their selected projects. Right: Bettye Smith and Martha Conely make gifts for family and friends. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Sunshine StateWhile other areas of the country experienced winter storms, Florida earned its Sunshine State designation this winter with mild, sunny weather in December. Adoption orientation is setConsidering adoption? Please join the Children’s Home Society of Florida at an Adoption Orientation session. The next session will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County, 804 S. Sixth St., Fort Pierce, at 5:15 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 30. The fun, casual and free openhouse style orientation will provide an overview of foster care adoption and answer all questions related to adoption and the adoption process. To RSVP or for more information, contact the Children’s Home Society of Florida. Adoption Information line at 772-429-2001. V oss graduates basic trainingArmy Pvt. Joseph L. Voss has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical tness, rst aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battle eld operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Voss is the son of Stacy and Richard Voss of Okeechobee. He is a 2009 graduate of Okeechobee High School. In the military...

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Okeechobee News January 3, 2014 Doris Day or Rock Hudson,” said OCT Director Ron Hayes. “In fact, appearance is not a major consideration. What we need are folks who would enjoy being part of the fun as we put this very funny play together. We always welcome new talent, and everyone has an equal chance to get in the cast. There are several small but very important parts for men in the play.” Participants in the audition sessions will be asked to read short passages from provided scripts in order to demonstrate their voice characteristics and stage presence. No singing or dancing is required for this show. The try-outs are designed to be simple and fun. At the auditions, the OCT will also be signing up volunteers to ll positions in the stage crew, to run lights and sound, help build the set, or perform any of a host of other behind-the-scenes duties. As with the acting roles, no prior experience is required. Individuals who are interested will be trained, as necessary. “Send Me No Flowers” was the last of a series of three very popular comedy motion pictures which paired Doris Day with Rock Hudson. The others, “Pillow Talk” and “Lover Come Back,” were from scripts written especially for the lms. “Send Me No Flowers,” on the other hand, was adapted from a stage play which opened on Broadway in 1960. It is this play which the OCT is producing as the last offering of its 35th season. The story involves a model husband who mistakenly learns that he has just weeks to live. Out of concern for his wife’s welfare, he sets out to nd a suitable mate to provide for her after he’s gone. All of this is done without her knowledge or input. The role helped to maintain Doris Day’s long-running status as the number one movie box of ce draw. Reserved seat tickets to the show, scheduled to be performed on March 7, 8, 14 and 15 are $12 each, and will go on sale in earl y February. An announcement will be made when the tickets become available. Anyone interested in further information on the auditions, or on any other of the activities of the Okeechobee Community Theatre may call 863-763-1307, or visit the website, www.okeechobeecommunitytheatre.com. The Okeechobee Community Theatre has presented quality live Broadway-style entertainment for local audiences for 35 years. It is a member of the American Association o f Community Theatre and the Florida Theatre Conference. THEATREContinued From Page 1 After interviewing the victim, Detective Van Deman said an arrest warrant was obtained for Conrad Anthony Thitchener, 45. The arrest warrant charges him with four felony counts of sexual battery, one felony count of kidnapping and one misdemeanor count of battery. The warrant also orders that Thitchener is to be held without bond. Thitchener — who may also go by the name of Michael Anthony — is 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs around 180 pounds. He has brown eyes, as well as graying brown hair. The detective said he could be driving a white, 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck that bears a Florida license tag with the number of 8254BG. According to Detective Van Deman the alleged incidents occurred Dec. 24, 2013, and involved only one victim. Thitchener and the victim apparently did not know each other prior to that night, added the investigator. Detective Van Deman said the victim was interviewed, as was Thitchener. Following his interview with OCSO detectives about the alleged rape, Thitchener was released. As the investigation progressed, said the detective, information was obtained that gave investigators the probable cause needed to get the arrest warrant. However, Thitchener has reportedly left his home in a U.S. 441 S.E. mobile home park. “We have no knowledge as to his location,” Detective Van Deman said Thursda y afternoon. Although Thitchener has had prior dealings with the sheriff’s of ce, Detective Van Deman said “... there’s really nothing to indicate this.” If anyone has information about this case or the whereabouts of Thitchener, please contact Detective Van Deman at 863-7633117; or, call the tip line at 863-357-5333. Or, you can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-273TIPS and possibly be eligible to receive a monetary award of up to $1,000. Law enforcement cautions that if you should see Thitchener, do not try to apprehend him. Instead, call the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce immediately. RAPEContinued From Page 1 Conrad Thitchener YOUNFIED event planned at Osceola Middle SchoolThe second annual YOUNFIED event will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Osceola Middle School. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The event is geared for youth in grades ve to 12. The keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Dean. He will address issues on abstinence, peer pressure and an array of other every-day 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 of our today will be the youth of our tomorrow, let’s do our part to guide them! Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenRiding for the FightCowboys showed off their bronc riding skills at the Riding for the Fight rodeo at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena on U.S. 441 on Jan. 1. The competition included bull riding and bronc riding. Proceeds will bene t cancer victims. The bronc riding competition was a ranch style event, which does not require the rider to keep one hand in the air.

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