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Okeechobee news
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Friday, July 6, 2018 50¢ plus ta x Vol. 109 No. 80 14.32 feetLast Year: 12.44 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Amadeus Hall opens ... Page 2 Are you prepared for a hurricane? ... Pages 7-14 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee community Fourth of July celebration, held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, attracted thousands of area residents who enjoyed contests, childrens activities, a special salute to veterans and a dazzling “reworks show. Rain didnt dampen the spirits of those who turned out for the event, sponsored by the Fraternal Community enjoys July 4 celebration IRS offers tips to protect yourself from scams ... Page 4 EAA reservoir added to Water Resources Development ActBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings stopped by the Belle Glade Marina on Thursday to announce that federal funding has been approved to speed repairs to Herbert Hoover Dike, and that the federal share of funding for the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir will be in this years Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). We have been trying to speed up construction and completion of the dike,Ž Sen. Nelson said. Under the original schedule, the dike repairs would be completed by 2025. To complete the project sooner, an additional $727 million is needed. As part of the 2016 Florida Senate Bill 10, the State of Florida pledged to spend $200 million to speed dike repairs. On Thursday, Sen. Nelson announced tha t about a half-million dollars of federal mone y has been pledged. The money for the expedited dike repairs Funding approved for dike repairs Source: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level OCSO responds to calls about ill raccoons ... Page 5 CERTIFIED EXPERTISE IN OKEECHOBEE AUTO ACCIDENTS BOARD CERTIFIED FREE APPOINTMENTSAcross From the Courthouse on 3rd € 357-5800 € Hosklaw.com Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyKids ages 13 to 17 entered the watermelon eating contest at the Fourth of July festivities. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe community “reworks show at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center was sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police.See DIKE „ Page 5 See JULY „ Page 5

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By Richard MarionOkeechobee News The old church located at 1902 S. Parrott A ve. had been condemned and facing demolition when Wolfgang Jewelry owner Wolfgang Cortez bought the property to save the historic building. Mr. Cortez had been using the property sparingly for over”ow parking at his jewelry store next door. Along with his wife, Yolanda Cortez, he decided to restore the building to save it from demolition and preserve its long history in Okeechobee. Once inside the building, the couple realized the extensive damage the property had suffered throughout the years. Roots from a nearby oak tree had began to grow through the ”oor, and that very same tree had been knocked over during a hurricane, causing more damage to the roof. The church was originally built in 1915 and housed the Okeechobee Church of God and the Living Word of Faith at different times during in its 118-year span in Okeechobee. Mr. Cortez made every effort to use some of the original wood from inside the church in the restoration process. It wasnt long after the restoration began that the Cortezes began receiving calls about renting it. We began receiving calls almost immediately,Ž said Mrs. Cortez. It was clear that there was a big need in Okeechobee of places for people to rent to use for activities. Because there arent too many here. So we decided to make it a banquet hall; that way, anyone can come rent and use the building.Ž The Cortezes envision weddings, meetings, baby showers, birthday parties and any other gathering as possibilities at the banquet hall. An open house is planned for Saturday, July 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the community to come and visit the newly restored building. When it came time to name the banquet hall, Mrs. Cortez decided to use her husbands name, Wolfgang, as an inspiration. The name of Amadeus came from the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Ž Mrs. Cortez explained. So I thought Amadeus Hall would be good. Our daughters thought I was crazy and the name wouldnt be a good choice. But then I researched what A madeus means, and found out it means love of god. That is when I knew itd be a beautiful name.Ž The Cortezes have begun building a w ebsite for the venue at http://amadeushall. com/, and if youre interested in keeping up w ith the banquet hall, you can follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ A madeus-Hall-2031304456944080/. The open house is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, and all are welcome to attend.2 Okeechobee News July 6, 2018 You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music Come and share in the word of God Trinity Free Will Baptist ChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pmPastor: Thomas Dees1840 NE 39th Blvd. (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 THE GATHERING A Church of Restoration Come As You Are Sunday 10:30 AMChildren’s Church & Nursery Provided Growth Groups Meet Throughout the Week1735 SW 24th Ave • 357-4418 www.thegatheringchurch.us Family-Owned & Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 € Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech & Out-Patient erapy € Long-Term Nursing Care Available 24/7 € Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing € Delicious Meals € Fun & Stimulating Activities Five-Star Rated We Love to Care! Okeechobee Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226 Recognized as one of Americas top surgeons105 NE 19th Drive • Okeechobee, FL 34972 863.623.4486 (voice) 863.623.4487 (fax) www.sainnovalsurgical.com 208 NORTHEAST THIRD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972863.763.3909TenniswoodDental.comThe doctors at Tenniswood Dental Associates have been creating beautiful smiles for over 55 years. Mark J. Tenniswood, D.M.D. Jenna Tenniswood Bryan, D.M.D. Clifford E. Bryan IV, D.M.D.NOW OPEN Wednesdays and every 1st & 3rd Saturdays along with our normal hoursAccepting New Patients Church Directory Today: Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 69F. Winds light and variable.Extended ForecastSaturday: Cloudy in the morning followed by isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon. High 88F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Saturday Night: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight. Low around 70F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%. Sunday: Some clouds and possibly an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 89F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Okeechobee Forecast A madeus Hall opens after historic building saved from demolition Okeechobee News/ Richard MarionWolfgang Cortez (left) and Yolanda Cortez (right) stand next to the newly installed Amadeus Hall sign. The couple envision the banquet hall to be a perfect location for weddings, baby showers, birthday parties and any other gatherings.

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July 6, 2018 Okeechobee News 3 7 7 / 15 / 2018

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News from the IRSSpecial to the Okeechobee NewsKnowledge is power, especially when it comes to avoiding tax scams. Heres what taxpayers need to know to determine whether an encounter „ in person, over the phone or by email „ is an impostor or an actual IRS employee: The IRS does not: € Call to demand immediate payment using a speci“c payment method, such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. € Demand taxpayers pay taxes without the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed. € Threaten to bring in local police, immigration of“cers or other law enforcement to have someone arrested for not paying. € Threaten to revoke someones drivers license, business licenses or immigration status. The IRS does: € In general, “rst mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes. € Normally initiate contact with taxpayers through mail delivered by the United States Postal Service. € Present of“cial identi“cation when visiting a taxpayer. Taxpayers have the right to see these credentials, and „ if they would like „ the representative will provide them with a dedicated IRS phone number for verifying the information and con“rming their identity. € Call or visit a home or business under certain circumstances. This includes when a taxpayer has an overdue tax bill, to secure a delinquent tax return or a delinquent employment tax payment, or to tour a business as part of an audit or criminal investigation. Even then, taxpayers will generally receive several letters from the IRS in the mail “rst. € Assign certain cases to private debt collectors, but only after written notice is given to the taxpayer and their appointed representative. € Offer several payment options. Payment by check should be payable to the U.S. Treasury and sent directly to the IRS, not a private collection agency. Additional resources: € Private debt collection € Security summit € IRS Taxpayers Bill of Rights € Secure tax payment options € Consumer alerts € Report phishing € Phone scams Share this tip on social media „ #IRSTaxTip: Heres how taxpayers can protect themselves from scammers. https:// go.usa.gov/xUCSD. Butter”y gardenThe large butter”y sculptures in the b utter”y garden in Flagler Park are attracting a ttention. € I love the whole concept of the butter”y sculptures, with artists, high school students and folks in an assisted living facility all working together creating something beautiful. The butter”ies capture the spirit of that lovely cooperation. What a great experience for the teenagers and the senior citizens. Thank you, Main Street, for making it happen.Ž … J. Zimpel € They are beautiful.Ž … Lissa Smith € Awesome!Ž … Patricia HoansheltAlgal bloom€ I was from Lock 7 to past Buckhead Ridge this past Sunday and I never saw any algae.Ž … Bryan Baggett € There is a lot of confusion about the algal bloom. You cant see any algae from Lock 7 or Okee-Tantie. I talked to people who went out on the lake this week, and they said the algae was only near the shoreline in a few places where the wind had concentrated enough to see. Of course there is a big algal bloom on the lake, considering the heat and the high nutrient levels left by the hurricane. But its not like the lake is actually covered with it. Its not covering the surface of the lake like they say on TV.Ž … K. BookerCoquina€ Coquina cannot grade or maintain any of the roads within the district because they are all private. So taxing for road maintenance is illegal. The expenditure of public funds by a special district to repair or maintain private streets would appear to contravene S. 10, Art. VII, Florida State Constitution. Ep 1.Ž … Anonymous Community opens hands to those in need of dental careI stand in awe at the generosity of the people of Okeechobee, who demonstrated their love for God and for one another as they gave their time and talents, uniting to help those who are without access to proper dental care. Romans 12 tells us to contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. This was demonstrated at multiple levels when Open Hands Health Center, in cooperation with the Florida Baptist Convention, brought the free dental van to Okeechobee for the third year in a row. This fully equipped dental van travels the state of Florida with one or two volunteer staff. Each community is required to provide their own dentists, volunteers and patients. Many communities struggle to make this happen; not Okeechobee. Once again, God has moved in the hearts of our community, making this our most successful year ever. Hearing people talk about their beloved dentists, it became very clear why they feel as they do. Each of our six dentists and their assistants generously gave back to our community, clearly demonstrating love, as they provided compassionate dental care for a record number of over 100 patients. Our dentists are not the only generous people in Okeechobee. Many contributed to the needs of the saints, by providing food, assisting with paperwork and sharing the Gospel. One couple even hosted the dental van volunteer who travels around the state, to keep everything running smoothly. It takes many volunteers to provide this much-needed service to our residents, and for each volunteer and for each donor, we are extremely grateful. Proverbs 11:25 reminds us whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.Ž Our faithful volunteers who serve not just during the dental van but at our Health Center get to see this “rsthand. Though several are currently going through their own life dif“culties, they continue to serve God at the health center day after day with joy. This service that is performed is not only supplying the needs of the Lords people but is also over”owing in many expressions of thanks to God. Our thanks over”ows as we praise God for the 243 volunteer hours that were spent over seven days serving Him by providing those suffering with 43 “llings and 71 extractions totaling over $27,700 worth of free services, ALL for the glory of GOD. Continue to pray for us at Open Hands Health Center. As we recently surpassed our 1,000th patient, we have greater need. Pray that God would continue to provide His way in His perfect timing and that we would trust Him while we wait and turn to His word for guidance. Pray most of all, that we would always say, its ALL for the glory of God.Stacy Pasquarella (Volunteer Open Hands Health Center) July 6, 2018 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor Publisher/Editor: Katrina ElskenCirculation Manager: Cindy Eckert The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues. Speak Out comments can be shared i n several ways. Comments on local are welcome on the newspapers w ebsite at okeechobeenews.net, in t he comments section following each article. Or, you can mail or drop off w ritten, anonymous or signed opinions at the Okeechobee News of“ce, 107 S .W. 17th St. Suite D., Okeechobee, FL 3 4974; or, email anonymous or signed S peak Out comments to Okeenews@ n ewszap.com. Thanks for participating i n our discussion of local issues! Special to the Okeechobee NewsEach community is required to provide their own dentists, volunteers and patients. Many communities struggle to make this happen; not Okeechobee. Taxpayers can protect themselves from scammers

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w ill come from the $80 billion budgeted in hurricane disaster funds, he explained. He said they were able to successfully argue that the dike repairs are critical to the safety of those who live in the Glades should a hurricane hit the lake. Sen. Nelson said he was able to put a placeholderŽ in the WRDA for the EAA reservoir funding, and when the House of Representatives bill and the Senate bill are reconciled, the EAA funding will be in the bill. Congressman Hastings said the Florida delegation worked together to get the funding for these projects. He added that while it is important to complete dike repairs and also to add water storage south of Lake Okeechobee, there is more to be done. He said they also need projects to clean up the water before it goes into the lake. Of“cials from Belle Glade, South Bay, Pahokee, Moore Haven and Clewiston also stressed the needs for jobs in the area, and asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make sure local residents have a chance to be hired for the two projects. They offered to make sure the local workforce has the needed training. We need to train people in Glades, Hendry and Palm Beach counties in order to be able to work in these projects,Ž agreed Congressman Hastings. Sen. Nelson, who also stopped in Fort Myers and Stuart on Thursday, said he was pleased to see “rsthand that the algal bloom on Lake Okeechobee is not as bad as it has been depicted in the media. As I ”ew over the lake, I was glad to see there was not algae in 80 percent of the lake, as I was led to believe,Ž Sen. Nelson noted. DIKEContinued From Page 1 July 6, 2018 Okeechobee News 5 So, stop in and save! Walpole Feed & Supply Co. • 763-6905 • Hwy 98 N. Walpole Feed & Supply Co. • 763-6905 • Hwy 98 N. Your animals will appreciate it!We, at Walpole Feed, are dedicated to keeping prices down while still giving you the top quality feed and service you deserve, as we have done in the past. By Matteo TullioOkeechobee News Over the weekend, community members requested assistance from the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce (OCSO) for the removal of sick and possibly dangerous animals from their properties. According to incident reports by OCSO Deputy Corporal Bryan Lowe, he responded to calls regarding sick or injured raccoons on the morning of June 30 and in the afternoon of July 1. Cpl. Lowe was dispatched at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, June 30, to the 1600 block of Southwest 35th Circle for the “rst sick raccoon call. Upon his arrival, he met with the complainant, who led him to the sick animal. The complainant reportedly said that he was about to let his dog out and noticed the raccoon on the concrete that led out to the driveway. Fearing the raccoon may be rabid, the man contacted the sheriffs of“ce for assistance. The report concluded that the raccoon was found in the grass near the walkway but appeared lethargic and was unable to get up, only lifting its head to look at the two men. The area was then secured, and Deputy Sergeant Matt Hurst retrieved his silenced patrol ri”e from his patrol vehicle and discharged one round into the raccoon. The carcass was removed for disposal. Cpl. Lowe was again dispatched the following day, Sunday, July 1, at 1:17 p.m. to the 9400 block of Southeast 57th Drive on another sick raccoon call. Upon his arrival, he met with the complainant, who reportedly led him to the sick animal and explained that the raccoon had wandered into her yard earlier and laid down in a bush that surrounded the tree in her front yard. The woman then said that she checked on the animal after a period o f time to see if it was still there and found that it appeared to be lethargic. Fearing for the safety of her grandchildren and her pets, she requested assistance from the sheriffs of“ce to remove the animal. The report concluded that the raccoon appeared to be sick and, after the area was secured, Cpl. Lowe retrieved his .22-caliber ri”e from his patrol vehicle and discharged one round into the racoon. The carcass was removed for disposal. Residents request raccoon removal assistance Order of Police. Most of the evenings activities were inside the Agri-Civic Center arena. Booths included representation of “re departments, law enforcement of“cers, local service clubs and some candidates for local of“ce. Families enjoyed rock painting, face painting, a giant game of Jenga, watermelon eating contests and more. Food trucks parked near the arena were available for refreshments. The rain let up just in time for the “reworks show, which lit up the sky for approximately 20 minutes. JULYContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyThe adult watermelon eating contest was won by Marcos Montes De Oca, Frank DeCarlo, Michael Hazellief and Jorje Botello, pictured with J.D. Mixon, at the Fourth of July festivities put on by the Fraternal Order of the Police, Post 69. Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyThe Okeechobee City and County Fire Departments were out at the Fourth of July festivities giving kids the chance to try to suit upŽ as fast as the real “re“ghters do when a call comes in.

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6 Okeechobee News July 6, 2018 BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 E. in Buckhead Ridge, w ill serve dinner on Friday, July 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The memu will include grilled boneless rib eye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried “sh and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, onion rings, salad and desert to bene“t homeless v eterans. Live music by Crystal. For information, call 863-467-2882.Legion will host dinnerOn Friday, July 6 come and enjoy dinner at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Everyone is welcome. Dinner will be “sh, shrimps or chicken and french fry baskets, for a $6 donation and is served from 5 until 8 p.m. with music from 6 to 9 p.m. For information, call 863-763-5309.Eagles plan dinnerAt Cypress Hut Eagles, 4701 S.E. U.S. 441, on Friday, July 6 the Aerie will serve a surf and turf dinner at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by Karaoke Kop at 7 p.m. Join them Saturday, July 7; they will be serving sausage subs for a birthday bash at 5 p.m. Music will be performed by Dennis at 6 p.m. On Sunday, July 8, at 6 p.m., enjoy music by Rick and Julie. For information, call 863-4671154.Oasis Lounge will openThe Okeechobee Shrine Club Oasis Lounge, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., will be open Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7, from 6 to 10 p.m. For the “rst hour all drinks are $1 off. There will be chicken wings and hot dogs for sale. Popcorn is free! For information, call Keith at 863-643-2682.BHR Moose offers AYCEThe Buckhead Ridge Moose, 1016 Linda Road, will offer all you can eat cat“sh “llets or sharpies on Friday, July 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., for a $10 donation. There will be steak and shrimp dinner available as well. Enjoy live entertainment, and the public is w elcome. A rts and crafts show setThe Big O Flea Market, 3600 U.S. 441, will host its inaugural Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8 Many craft v endors are participating. Come out and support local artists and talent. Enjoy free admission and parking. V FW serves breakfastThe VFW Riders will serve breakfast on Sunday, July 7 at VFW Post 9528, 29012 SR 78 E., from 8:30 to 11 a.m. All bene“ts go for v eterans services. For information, call 863467-2882.BHR VFW serves breakfastThe VFW Post 9528, 29012 SR 78 E. in Buckhead Ridge, will serve a full breakfast on Sunday, July 8, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. to bene“t veterans services. For information, call 863-467-2882.Legion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo on July 8 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. All proceeds will bene“t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public.Amvets host 5-card bingoJoin Amvets Post 200, 3651 U.S. 441 S.E. Suite 6, on Sunday, July 8 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. for “ve-card bingo. For information, call 863-484-8135.BHR Moose serves breakfastThe Buckhead Ridge Moose, 1016 Linda Road, will serve breakfast on Sunday, July 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. The public is welcome.Tai Chi at the Senior CenterStarting Monday, July 9 Okeechobee Senior Services will again offer Tai Chi classes on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lottie Raulerson Senior Center, 1690 N.W. Ninth Ave. These classes are offered to beginners and the experienced at no cost. For information, please call Senior Services at 863-462-5180.Legion offers 5-card bingoAmerican Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host “ve-card bingo on Monday, July 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 863-763-5309.Widows and Widowers group to meetThe Okeechobee Widows and Widowers group will meet Tuesday, July 10 at 8 a.m. at Lakeside Grill, 1111 S. Parrot Ave. New members are welcome. For information, call Jane at 863-824-8700 or Connie at 863-801-0482.Shrine Club hosts dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club,1855 S.W. 53rd St., off of SR 78 West next to Fast Break, will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday, July 10 from 4 until 7 p.m. Your $8 donation. Open to the public and all members of the Shrine Temple. Entertainment will be provided by Jay and Patty. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club or to lease the club, contact the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.BHR VFW Aux serves dinnerThe VFW Auxiliary, 29012 SR 78 E. in Buckhead Ridge, will host a dinner comprised of Sallys Big Balls and other items on Wednesday, July 11 at 5 p.m. to bene“t veteran services. For information, call 863467-2882.BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 SR 78 E. in Buckhead Ridge will serve dinner on Friday, July 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The menu will include grilled boneless rib eye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried “sh and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, onion rings, salad and desert. Live music by Travis. Proceeds to homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882.Healthy Start to meetOkeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, July 18 at 12:30 p.m. at The White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrot Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The Coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy pregnancies and healthy birth outcomes for Okeechobee County Residents. For information, contact Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.Democrats to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive committee invites the public to attend the monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. held at Beef O Bradys, 608 S. Parrott Ave. Community Events Brought to you by:Lic#CAC053793 € Lic#CFC022585 863.763.6461 Plumbing € AC Septic Lemoyne Curly Calvin Ezell, 89OKEECHOBEE „ Lemoyne CurlyŽ Calv in Ezell, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He w as born April 10, 1929 in Okeechobee to Ul mer and Pansy (Newton) Ezell. At the young age of seventeen Lem oyne enlisted in the United States Navy to serve his country during WWII. While serving in the Navy he manned 20and 30millimeter machine guns, and fought against Japanese attackers as his ship battled through the Paci“c Ocean to reach the Philippine Islands. In 2014, Lemoyne was presented the Governors V eterans Service Award by Florida Governor Rick Scott. He was also honored on the Florida Veterans Walk of Honor outside the Capitol building in Tallahassee. Following his time in the service Lemoyne w orked as an Electrical Worker and was a member of the IBEW #728 for over 50 years. He had a lifelong passion for “rearms. He was a member of the NRA, a skilled and avid hunter and traded guns regularly. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack and sister, Yvonne. Lemoyne is survived by his two sons, Gary Ezell of Stuart and Lemoyne J. Ezell o f Okeechobee; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Myrtle Hulsey o f Collegedale, Tenn.; brother, Norman Ezell o f Deland; a host of nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee. Pastor Rafael Fernandez of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of“ciated. Those wishing to leave a message of con dolence may sign the register book at, www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Thomas Albert Vallee, 68OKEECHOBEE „ Thomas Albert Vallee died July 2, 2018. He was born in West Palm Beach on October 29, 1949, to John and Muriel (Thomasson) Vallee. He had been a resident of Okeechobee for the past 25 years. Thomas was a member of the Glades County Mosquito Control Board, the Okeechobee A irboat Association, the Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association, the Airboat and Half Track Club, and was retired as the Voluntary Fire Chief of Buckhead Ridge. He enjoyed the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, “shing, air boating and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife o f 20 years, Joann Vallee. Survivors include his son, Thomas Eley Vallee; daughters, Debr a Mattson, Deanne Hearn; Brothers, D. John V allee, Brian Brymer of Australia; grandsons, W esley and Wyatt Vallee and Garrett Mattson; and granddaughters, Kristen Mattson and Victoria Kimmitt. A memorial service was held at the Buckhead Ridge Community Center on Thursday, J uly 5, 2018, with Pastor Matt Bowen of Christ Fellowship, Okeechobee, of“ciating. In lieu of ”owers the family has requested that donations in Thomas name be made to the Palm Beach County Airboat & Halftrac k Conservation Club, P.O. Box 17038, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 or the Florida Sportmens Conservation Association, P.O. Box 20051, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-0051. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. ObituariesObituaries 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.

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By Beverly JamesUF/IFAS Residents should take the time now to prepare their homes for storms, said a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty member. According to UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County Director Laurie Hurner, it is never too soon to prepare for what can become a devastating hurricane season. Weather can change in a blink of an eye. Its better to be prepared than to try to remember what you will need,Ž she said. Its better to prepare now, before a storm hits, than wait until right before a hurricane to head to the stores.Ž Have a plan: Know where you will go if a storm hits and you need to evacuate. Make sure your family is aware of your plan and you have discussed it. Have extra cash on hand: ATMs may be down, and credit cards cannot be accepted without power. Stash extra cash now to use during a storm. Create a disaster supply kit: Plan on supplies for three to 14 days; put your supplies in something portable so that you can carry it easily. Dont forget a “rst aid kit. Pack insurance policies: Review your insurance policies annually to see what they require, should you have damage to your home, car or you. Pack them with other important documents where you can easily get to them. Assign an emergency contact: Assign a contact out of the area that all of you can call and report in that you are safe in case you are separated. Make sure everyone has that number in their wallets and cellphones. Locate shelters: Make sure you know where shelters are located and any requirements you have to follow to be admitted. For more information, refer to the 2017 UF/IFAS Extension Disaster Handbook, a free guide available at http://disaster.ifas.u”. edu/masterfr.htm. Prepare your home to survive a stormJuly 6, 2018 Okeechobee News 7 0% DOWN 0% INTEREST18 Months Same-As-Cash~OR~ $ 79PAYMENTS AS LOW AS PER MONTH+/Call for detailsWAC HURRICANE GUIDE 2018 Its only July, and we have already seen the “rst named storm of the season. Dont wait until a hurricane is approaching; act now to protect your home and family. FEMA has preparedness tips in 13 languages. Hurricanes are part of living in Florida € Florida has experienced more landfalling hurricanes than any other state in the nation. € Nearly 120 hurricanes have been recorded, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. € Since 1851, there have only been 18 years when Florida did not experience a hurricane or tropical storm. Approximately 28 percent of the states residents speak a language other than English. Spanish and Haitian-Creole are the two most common languages in Florida, after English. Ready.gov has preparedness information in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese. Information „ including how to create a plan and put together an emergency supply kit „ can be found at Ready.gov/languages. Preparedness speaks many languages

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Special to the Okeechobee News Are you a Florida homeowner rebuilding after Hurricane Irma? You may have to elev ate your home to meet community ”oodplain management regulations. Communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program require all homes being substantially improved, or homes that have sustained substantial damage, to be built or elevated at or above the Base Flood Elevation.Rules for elevation€ You must follow ”oodplain ordinance requirements and get the proper permits w hen rebuilding. This will not only make y our home safer but will save money on y our federal ”ood insurance premiums. € Before rebuilding in a Special Flood Hazard Area, be sure to check with local building of“cials. They are responsible for enforcing local elevation requirements, even in areas where the Base Flood Elevation has not been established. € Rebuilding above the minimum requirement is always a wise decision and saves on ”ood insurance premiums.Programs available to assist with construction costs€ If you are a homeowner who lives in a Special Flood Hazard Area, has an NFIP policy and your home was substantially damaged, you may be eligible for Increased Cost of Compliance coverage up to $30,000. This can pay all or part of the cost to elevate your home to the current Base Flood Elevation. € You may be eligible for ICC coverage if your local ”oodplain building of“cial determines either: Your structure is substantially damaged, meaning the cost to repair the ”ood-damaged structure is 50 percent or more of its pre-disaster market value; or Your property sustained repetitive damage, meaning ”ood damage has occurred twice in the past 10 years, and the cost of repairing the ”ood damage, on average, equaled or exceeded 25 percent of the property market value at the time of each ”ood. The two ”ood damage events must have resulted in ”ood insurance claim payments, and the communitys ”oodplain management ordinance must have a repetitive loss provision. € An in-depth FEMA booklet about the process of elevating your home is available online. € FEMAs Homeowners Guide to Retro“tting provides further information about elevating your house. € FEMAs Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Flood Mitigation Assistance Program, and PreDisaster Mitigation Grant Program all include property elevations as an eligible project type. Local communities „ not individual survivors „ are eligible for mitigation grants. To qualify, homeowners must meet all eligibility criteria and then apply through their local community, which applies to the state of Florida. The state subsequently submits applications to FEMA for review and approval. Project approval is necessary before construction can begin. € Mitigation information from Floridas Division of Emergency Management is available online at: https://”oridadisaster.org/Mitigation/index.htm. Elevating your home? What you need to know and do8 Okeechobee News July 6, 2018 1501430State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL Gretchen Robertson Ins. Agy Inc Gretchen Robertson, Agent 309 NE 2ND ST Okeechobee, FL 34972 Bus: 863-763-5561R E A D Y .My team is ready to help before, during and after any disaster. Proctect your home CALL ME TODAY Hoss HossALUMINUM LLC (863) 634-7442 (863) 634-7442 Lic# OCSL 1583-01INSURED WELL HELP YOU PREPARE!Hurricane Panels Storm Shutters Awnings SEASON IS NEAR

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ORLANDO „ There is much that a business leader can do to prepare his or her organization for likely hazards. Many parts of the United States, including Florida, may be directly affected by tropical storms and hur ricanes. The Ready Business program helps business managers make a disaster plan before the June 1 start of the hurricane season. Learn more online at go.usa.gov/xQbam. A business must be able to respond promptly, accurately and con“dently in the hours and days after a disaster. Many different audiences „ employees and their families, customers, news media, neighbors, busi ness management directors and investors, suppliers and government of“cials „ must be reached with information speci“c to their interests and needs. A business handling of a disaster can positively or negatively affect public perception. Learn about developing a crisis communica tion plan online at go.usa.gov/xQb4e. It is important everyone associated with the business knows what to do when there is an emergency or disruption of business. Em ployees and others need training to become familiar with what is necessary in case of an order to evacuate, lockdown or shelter in place. Learn about training online at go.usa. gov/xQb2c. The Ready Business Hurricane Toolkit provides information on protecting employees and customers. Learn more online at go.usa.gov/xQbay. When business is disrupted, it can cost money. It is important to have a business continuity plan in place. Lost revenues plus extra expenses mean reduced pro“ts. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace customers that defect to the competition. Learn about continuity plans online at go.usa.gov/xQbad. Hurricanes can be forecast well before they arrive, providing valuable time to implement a plan to protect a facility. Other severe weather events such as tornadoes provide far less time to put the plan into effect. Establish a plan so resources are on hand or quickly available to prepare for the storm. Include a process for assessing damage, to salvage, to protect undamaged property and do cleanup. Emergency planning for employees: Twoway communication is central before, during and after a disaster. Include emergency preparedness information in newsletters, on company intranet, periodic employee emails and other internal communications tools. Consider setting up a telephone calling tree, an email alert or a call-in voice recording to communicate with employees in an emergency. Designate an out-of-town phone number where employees can leave an Im OKŽ message. Talk to co-workers with disabilities: If you have employees with disabilities or access and functional needs ask them what assistance, if any, they require. People with disabilities typically know what they will need in an emergency. Ask about communication dif“culties, physical limitations, equipment instructions and medication procedures. Identify people willing to help co-workers with disabilities and be sure they are able to handle the job. This is particularly important if someone needs to be lifted or carried. Plan how you will alert people who cannot hear an alarm or instructions. Be sure to engage people with disabilities in emergency planning. FEMAs Every Business Should Have a Plan is an in-depth plan for all emergencies. Learn more online at go.usa.gov/xQbaA. There is a shorter brochure with the same title available online at go.usa.gov/xQbae. Also, a printable poster available online at go.usa.gov/xQbCq. For more hurricane recovery information, visit www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL. Follow FEMA and the Florida Division o f Emergency Management on Twitter at @ FEMARegion4 and @FLSERT. You may also visit FEMA and the Divisions Facebook pages at Facebook.com/FEMA and Facebook.com / FloridaSERT. Businesses should have a disaster preparedness planJuly 6, 2018 Okeechobee News 9 After a hurricane, hundreds of residents line up for assistance from FEMA. But, many may be turned away for not having proper documentation or information. To apply for FEMA help after a storm: € Know your Social Security number so y ou can provide it on the application. € Be ready to give the address of the damaged property and a detailed description of the type of property, the cause of damage (”ood, wind) and extent of damage. € Be ready to provide a phone number w here a FEMA inspector can reach you. € Know your total annual, pre-tax household income at the time of the disaster. € Gather information on types of insurance coverage you have, including homeowners, ”ood, automobile, or mobile home. If you are approved for assistance, you will need to provide an address where you would like a check to be sent, or an account where funds can be deposited. Provide bank information, should you desire direct deposit. This includes bank name, account number and routing number. Once you have completed the application, record your registration number. You will need this later to check the status of your application. Have information ready to apply for FEMA help

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Special to the Okeechobee News GAINESVILLE „ Hurricane season started June 1, but its clear and sunny outside. Y ou may not want to think about evacuat ing amid a deadly storm, but you should be prepared, said a faculty member with the University of Florida Institute of Food and A gricultural Sciences. Natasha Parks, a family and consumer sciences agent with UF/IFAS Extension Duval County, explained, You are more likely to forget something if you wait until right before a hurricane hits.Ž Ms. Parks offers tips on what to include in your go bag.Ž € Important documents: If you are displaced from your home, proof of identity and ownership will be needed for reentry and in the recovery process; € Photo identi“cation; € Birth certi“cates; € Social security cards; € Immunization records; € A list of your current medications; € Insurance and “nancial information: homeowners insurance, car insurance, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds; € Digital records: Be sure to make a digital backup of photos and video of personal property. Store originals and copies in a wa terproof, resealable bag or container; € Clothing, medication, snacks and wa ter: Pack three to “ve days of clothes for each person in the household. Include snacks, water and all necessary medications. For more information, refer to the 2017 UF/IFAS Extension Disaster Handbook, a free guide available at http://disaster.ifas.u”. edu. Hurricane Go bag should include important documentsJuly 6, 2018 Okeechobee News 13 Custom Home & Remodels Lic#CRC058109 (863) 467-0600 OVER 46 YEARS EXPERIENCE Lawrence Insurance Agency www.lawrenceinsuranceagency.com PRICES YOU CAN AFFORD... SERVICES YOU CAN TRUSTŽ We Specialize In:€ Auto Home Mobile Home € Boats Health Life Insurance € Farm & Ranch € Workers Comp € Commercial Liability & Property 2020 S. Parrott Avenue € Across from Walmart

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Special to the Okeechobee News GAINESVILLE „ Even a Category 1 hurricane, with winds of 74 to 95 mph, can snap trees, so “nd a certi“ed arborist before hur ricane season, a University of Florida landscape specialist says. To make sure your trees can withstand strong winds this hurricane season, Andrew Koeser, a UF assistant professor of environmental horticulture, suggests using the serv ices of an expert certi“ed by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). As part of the maintenance of the property, an arborist will prune dead branches „ w hich are the most likely things to break in a storm „ and note the condition and health of the trees on the property,Ž said Mr. Koes er, a faculty member with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The arborists, especially those quali“ed by the ISA to perform tree-risk assessments, can examine your trees and offer safety mea sures. These include continued monitoring, pruning and plant health care and remov al, said Mr. Koeser, who conducts research and extension at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Re search and Education Center in Balm. Homeowners should really hire professionals to do the work,Ž he said. Working aloft or on a ladder with a chain saw is something best left to the professionals.ŽPre-hurricane lawn careAs for preparing your lawn before hurricane season, UF/IFAS experts suggest proper care, as you would do all year. That includes fertilizing, irrigating and mowing. That combination will make lawns more tolerant to stress and less likely to experience problems, said Laurie Trenholm, a UF/IFAS professor of environmental horticulture and a turfgrass specialist. Unfortunately, Ms. Trenholm said, homeowners cannot prepare for some stormcaused lawn damage. After the big rainfall, you might see several problems, but you can correct them. After a large rain event, you can see areas where water might stand for some time „ hours or days,Ž she said. Grass may not be damaged if the higher water sits for a short period, but if grass remains submerged for any length of time, the biggest worry would be root rot diseases.Ž A homeowner often can tell if he or she has a root rot disease by pulling up the roots in affected areas and seeing if they appear brown and have rotting areas, Ms. Trenholm said. There will often be a distinct odor as well,Ž she said. But its best to send a sample of the affected area to one of our plant disease diagnostic clinics: € UF/IFAS Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, Gainesville; € UF/IFAS Extension Plant Diagnostic Clinic, 18905 S.W. 280th St., Homestead, 33031; € UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostic Clinic, 2685 State Road 29 North, Immokalee, 34142; € The plant clinic at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, 14625 County Road 672, Wimauma, 33598; € Plant Disease Diagnostic Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, 32351. If you have a diseased lawn, you might want to apply fungicide or just replace that part of the lawn, Ms. Trenholm said. Chec k with a UF/IFAS Extension faculty member in your area before you do anything. Areas of your lawn that are under water for a long time may have compacted soil that requires the owner to aerate the soil and allow for better drainage and roots, Ms. Trenholm said. On the other hand, it may be an exam ple of not being the right plant at the right place,Ž she said. You might then consider replacing that area of turfgrass with another plant selection or a different kind of grass.Ž Before a storm hits, have your trees inspected14 Okeechobee News July 6, 2018 BOLDT for COUNTY JUDGEPREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS REBECCA HAMILTON LISTENS, RESPECTS, AND FAIR TO ALL 1988 Moved to Okeechobee, Florida 1988-1992 Public Defenders Of“ce St. Lucie County 1992-1994 Private Practice, Criminal Law Ft Pierce, Florida 1994-present Private Practice Okeechobee, Florida Criminal and Family Law ELECTREBECCAPaid by Rebecca Boldt for County Judge Past President, Okeechobee Board of RealtorsLic. Real Estate Broker Fax: 863.467.7822 21442 E. SR 78, Buckhead Ridge Okeechobee, FL 34974Vic_Anderson@earthlink.netVicki S. Anderson863.634.4106 www.AndersonRealtyCo.com Notice is given that 72 hours prior to a tropical storm or hurricane making local landfall, Okeechobee Waterway locks will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. supporting vessel safe harbor passage. Lock operations will stop eight hours prior to landfall, as railroad and drawbridges will be lowered or rotated and locked into a secure position. Its im portant that all vessels are at their intended destination before bridges are secured and passage across the waterway suspended. For lock operator safety, the locks will: € Stop locking vessels or working outdoors if lightning is observed within 5 miles of the lock, and operations will not resume until lightning has not been seen in the area for 30 minutes. € Stop locking vessels when winds exceed 35 MPH. € Stop locking at local of“cials area evacuation time limit. For up-to-date lock information, contact the shift operator at: Okeechobee Waterway Locks from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; St. Lucie Lock & Dam, 772-287-2665; Port Mayaca Lock & Dam, 561-924-2858; Moore Haven Lock & Dam, 863-946-0414; Ortona Lock & Dam, 863-675-0616. Lock operations change when storm approaches

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July 6, 2018 Okeechobee News 15 NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD ITS REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING ON FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018, AT 9:00 A.M. AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE, 17429 NW 242 STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972. A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL LANDOWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICTS OFFICE BY CALLING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. DAVID LAW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242 STREET ND OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863) 763-4601 272809 ON 07/06/2018 Now Hiring www.cityofokeechobee.com FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE OPERATOR Deadline is Fri., Jul. 13, 2018, 4:30 PM. See website for Job Description and Application packet, or in person at City Hall, City Clerks 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 9814. Successful candidates are required to pass a background EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP Employment Full Time Employment Full Time NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD790NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BAKERSTREET INVESTMENTS INC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 3309 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: NORTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 25 LOTS 15 & 16 BLOCK 24 3-16-37-35-0160-00240-0150 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALLEN ALDRIDGE ALLEN HOWARD ALDRIDGE ANN ALDRIDGE HEATHER ALDRIDGE MARY BULLINGTON Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate 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 August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner 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. 267895 ON 6/22,29;7/6,13/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Employment Full Time Employment Full Time NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD792NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MARY SHOCKLEY the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2846 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: THE RECLAIMED LAKE BOTTOM OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE LYING IN SECTION 18 TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS A STRIP OF LAND LYING ALONG THE NORTHWEST SHORE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 746 PAGE 211 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BOUND ON THE WEST BY THE STATE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE AS DESCRIBED IN THE EAGLE BAY SURVEY AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 31 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND ALSO BOUNDED ON THE WEST BY OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 655 PAGE 1423 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND ALSO BOUNDED ON THE WEST BY OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 264 PAGE 540 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BOUNDED ON THE SOUTH BY THE EASTERLY PROJECTION OF THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 264 PAGE 540 TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE L D4 CONVEYANCE CANAL 1-18-38-35-0A00-00009-B000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate 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 August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner 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. 267893 ON 6/22,29;7/6,13/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Auctions AUCTION Every Friday & Saturday nights at 5:30 917 SW Park St.(Behind Elis Western Wear) Quality Consignments Accepted. Watford Auction 10% BP 863-697-8906 AU1843 AB1583 We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full Time CDL DRIVERS CALL TODAY CLASS A Must have DOT medical, drug free, clean driving history & tanker endorsement. Call M-S(863)467-9800 Radical Cosmetics is looking for personnel to work on our production lines. This position includes but is not limited to: applying labels, capping, and packaging cosmetic products. Please call 772-882-4511 for more details. Employment Medical Administrative Assistant STRONG organizational skills; must be computer literate; have exp. working with MS Word and Excel. Type 60 wpm. Must be Culturally Sensitive. Fax resume to (561) 472-9692 or apply at Dr. Fred Brown Childrens Health Center, 2015 US Highway 441 North., Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP. e-mail jobs@fchcinc.org Medical Assistant Full Time … Must have 1 year exp in the medical field, OB/GYN experience helpful, ability to maintain confidential info & Strong Customer relations skills. Bilingual Spanish/ English prefd. Fax resume to (561) 472-9692 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1100 N. Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP. e-mail jobs@ fchcinc.org ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSService Technicians, Installers & HelpersFull Time, Experience Required Apply within 312 SW 2nd St. Okeechobee EOE/DFWP PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Regular Session at 9:00 am, on Wednesday, July 12, 2018 in the Judge William L. Hendry CourtroomŽ at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrators Office not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-2223448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Terry W. Burroughs, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 273218 ON 7/6/2018

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16 Okeechobee News July 6, 2018 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case#: 2017-CA-000181 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Richard L. Ferguson, Jr. a/k/a Richard L. Ferguson; Unknown Spouse of Richard L. Ferguson, Jr. a/k/a Richard L. Ferguson; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2017-CA-000181 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Richard L. Ferguson, Jr. a/k/a Richard L. Ferguson are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on August 22, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 28, ROWLAND ACRES NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 124, PAGE 328, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER OF THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, RUN THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 25 FOR A DISTANCE OF 124.24 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF UNIT 5, TREASURE ISLAND SUBDIVISION; THENCE RUN N 00 DEGREES 04’ 30”E ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID UNIT 5, TREASURE ISLAND SUBDIVISION, FOR A DISTANCE OF 1051.97 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET FOR P.O.B.; THENCE CONTINUE EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 00 DEGREES 04’ 30” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 115.00 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE RUN N 00 DEGREES 04’ 30”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 115.00 FEET TO THE P.O.B., LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 1980, MAKE: BROADWHITE, VIN#: FLFL1A002333239. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta notificacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 272945 ON 7/6,13/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD789NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAZENOVIA CREEK FUNDING I LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1770 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: SUNSET STRIP AIRPARK LOT 22 1-23-37-34-0020-00022-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANDY GODWIN ANGEL GODWIN BRIAN GODWIN CHARLES D GODWIN ESTATE OF CHARLES D GODWIN KIPPY GODWIN RYAN GODWIN Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate 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 2nd day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner 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. 266933 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD786NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that NEBRASKA ALLIANCE REALTY CO the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1876 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: A CONDOMINIUM PLAT OF THE HAMMOCK CABINS AT PINE CREEK AS RECORDED IN CONDOMINIUM BOOK 1 PAGES 72-77 PHASE 1 UNIT 19 1-01-35-35-0020-00000-0190 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MILLER PC LLC Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate 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 2nd day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner 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. 266934 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD787NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAZENOVIA CREEK FUNDING I LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2803 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 35 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING A PORTION OF PARCEL A TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION FIVE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 92 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL A TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION FIVE SAID POINT LYING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF US HIGHWAY 441 AKA STATE ROAD NO 15 THENCE BEAR SOUTH 67 DEG 36 MIN 04 SEC WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PARCEL A AND ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF US HIGHWAY 441 FOR A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 67 DEG 36 MIN 04 SEC WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PARCEL A AND ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF US HIGHWAY 441 FOR A DISTANCE OF 213.45 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS OR BOOK 343 PAGE 1496 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE BEAR NORTH 56 DEG 17 MIN 12 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID OR BOOK 343 PAGE 1496 FOR A DISTANCE OF 58.13 FEET TO THE NORTH CORNER OF SAID OR BOOK 343 PAGE 1496 SAID POINT LYING ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PARCEL A BEING ALSO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SE 18TH TERRACE THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEG 10 MIN 27 SEC WEST ALONG SAID WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF PARCEL A AND ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SE 18TH TERRACE FOR A DISTANCE OF 385.59 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 35.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 67 DEG 46 MIN 31 SEC THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 41.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE SAID POINT LYING ON THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PARCEL A BEING ALSO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SE 38TH TRAIL THENCE BEAR NORTH 67 DEG 36 MIN 04 SEC EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF PARCEL A AND ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SE 38TH TRAIL FOR A DISTANCE OF 67.61 FEET TO A POINT THENCE BEAR SOUTH 22 DEG 23 MIN 56 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PARCEL A FOR A DISTANCE OF 426.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 1.717 ACRES 1-35-37-35-0100-00000-000A Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GJC PROPERTIES INC Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate 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 2nd day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner 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. 266935 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. FurnitureBEDROOM SET Queen size. Bookcase headboard. $500 Call for details. 573-434-2173 or 863-946-1481 Pets/SuppliesFOR SALEWHITE GERMAN SHEPARD PUPPIES, AKC REG., VET CERT. $950.00 LOCATED IN SEBRING CALL 305-527-9762 TIRED OF STAYING IN A MOTEL, WORKING IN OUR AREAFULLY FIRNISHED 1 and 2 BEDROOM PROPERTIES. WEEKLY OR MONTHLY RATES AVAILABLE (863) 467-4371 ApartmentsOKEECHOBEE Updated 2BD/1BA $775.00/MO. 1ST Month, Last Month & Security Deposit. Very Clean and well maintained. 12 min. outside of town off Hwy 70 East. Great setting, lawn service, on-site management, pest control included, w/d hook-up. Sorry, NO PETS. Call M-S 9am-6pm 813-956-5150 Commercial Property TREASURE ISLAND 2100SQ. FT. METAL BUILDING 2 ROLL UP DOORS BEHIND LAKESIDE CARWASH. $1,000/MO. YEARLY LEASE, FIRST-LAST+ SEC. 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18 Okeechobee News July 6, 2018 Julia Parker863.801.3489 | Of“ce: 863.763.6000NE SECTION~ 4bd/2ba 1973 manufactured home on 1 acre, fully fenced. 2,830 sq feet under roof, Wood burning “replace. Spacious laundry/utility w/new dryer in 2018. Encl Fl room runs length of home, screened patio, attached 2 car carport, above ground pool installed 2016, new pump in 2017. Septic pumped in 2018, New well pump in 2015, metal roof in 2008. Detached 512 sq ft work shop w/ carport overhang. Offered at $85,000 Call Julia Parker at 863-801-3489 Newly REDUCED Price! Home on 1 Acre Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Se Habla Espaol1200 S. Parrott Ave. € Of“ce: 863-763-2104 Visit our website to view more listings | www.Century21okeechobee.com | admin@c21okee.com 4001-M: Blue Cypress 1BD/1BA, 1,112 Total Sq Ft, Merit Park Model. Neat, clean and cute! Screened porch, shed, paved driveway. HOA, Active comm w/ amenities including golf course, pool, clubhouse, $69,000 MLS # 212782 2002-H: Taylor Creek 5BD/3BA on a beautiful lake access lot, balcony overlooks the water. 3,226 Total Sq Ft/2,358 Screened back porch with fenced back yard, seawall and boat dock. $265,000 MLS # 212118 NEW LISTINGPALM VILLAGE 55+ COMMUNITY. Waterfront 3B/2Ba with a view thats breathtaking! Enclosed FL room with glass sliders. Large screened porch w/utility room and huge shed. Plenty of parking (pavers) for trucks and boats or cars. MLS #212620 $158,000 Call Jody 863-634-1285 HALF ACRE WITH DWMH ON THE RIM CANAL. 3 Bed 2 bath, Fenced with a gate. Additional half acre lots are available3 total. Bring the family for some shing and rim canal living! is is a cutie! Home comes completely furnished and is Beautiful! Call Jody Carter 863-634-1285 Of“ ce (863) 763-5253 € LakeORE.com Mixon Real Estate Groupis proud to welcome to our TEAMOkeechobee is Home! Cindy and her Husband Mark have grown their family here and established Bra ndel Construction 22 years ago. Construction and selling homes makes for a natural transition into the real estate profession. Cindy is committed to providing excellent customer service with attention to detail. STOP BY OR CALL CINDY TODAY! (863) 634-7022 (Lic. Realtor)CBRANDEL@MIXONGROUP.COM 1306 SW 2nd Ave € www.MixonGroup.com € (863) 763-6000CINDY BRANDEL R E D Are you a local realtor looking to maximize your reach to potential clients? Feature your best properties in this weekly real estate directory. Contact 863.763.3134 to discuss advertising today!

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July 6, 2018 Okeechobee News 19 863-763-5335 425 SW Park Street BERGER REAL ESTATE www.cbbergerrealestate.comPhilip Y. Berger € Lic. RE Broker TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 2BD/2BA DWMH. Large Florida room, lots of storage. Boat lift and patio. Must see! 10 minutes by water to lock. $174,900 Call Jeff Anderson 863-697-2424 Vicki Anderson, Lic. RE Broker863.634.4106 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT — $850 per month — 840 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 7 $299,000 Advertise Here! 863.763.3134 okeeadsales@newszap.com

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