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Okeechobee news
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Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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14.75 feetLast Year: 15.78 feet Lake Levels See Page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Source: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Vol. 109 No. 113 Friday, September 21, 2018 50¢ plus tax 3Rotary honors local students 14National Hunting & Fishing Day Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ Jeanne RhudaLake provides beautiful scenery, great “shingLake Okeechobee anglers continue to report great “shing on Lake Okeechobee this summer, and continue to send in amazing photos of the beautiful lake. This weekend, the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Gator Division will host a tournament on the Big O, from the C. Scott Driver Park. For the story, see Page 5. Share your photos of the lake and life around the lake to okeenews@newszap.com.

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2 Okeechobee News September 21, 2018 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 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 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 Lake Okeechobee NewsSEAL museum part of nationwide eventSpecial to the Lake Okeechobee News FORT PIERCE „ The Navy SEAL Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders this Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of Smithsonian Magazines 14th Annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institutions Washington, D.C.-based museums. Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last years event; Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before. The theme of this years Museum Day is Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well. Frogmen have long been pioneers in their own right,Ž said Rick Kaiser, Navy SEAL Museum executive director. Museums remain the mainstay of history and culture preservation, and Museum Day supports this important role, allowing for greater pubic accessibility.Ž Museum Day tickets are available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on Sept. 22. One ticket is permitted per email address. For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay. About The Navy SEAL Museum The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the U.S. Navy SEALs and their predecessors. Located in Fort Pierce, the museum resides on the training grounds of the original Navy combat swimmers, the Frogmen. Built to honor the men who served with fortitude and ingenuity, the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum “rst opened its doors on Veterans Day in 1985. From humble beginnings, the facility has experienced tremendous growth, achieving national stature in 2007. The main objective of the museum remains the promotion of public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs through interactive exhibits, while honoring the fallen at the SEAL Memorial and caring for those warriors families through Trident House Charities. Today: Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.Tonight: A few clouds. Low 71F. Winds light and variable.Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 89F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 71F. Winds light and variable. Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $275 million Special to the Lake Okeechobee News TALLAHASSEE „ The Mega Millions jackpot has been rolling since July 27, resulting in an estimated $275 million jackpot for the Friday, Sept. 21, drawing. Florida players have the chance to become the states third Mega Millions jackpot winner by purchasing a $2 ticket at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers across the state. Jackpot prize winners have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $161 million. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the winning jackpot draw to receive the lump-sum payment. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize. In addition to the jackpot prize, players can win lower-tier prizes ranging from $2 to $5 million by matching any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations. There have been more than 588,000 Florida Mega Millions winners in this series of rollovers, winning more than $6.2 million in prizes. Since joining the multi-state Mega Millions game in 2013, Florida has had more than 42 million winning tickets totaling more than $614 million in prizes. Additionally, the game has generated more than $369 million for Florida students and schools. Tickets must be purchased by 10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday to be eligible for that nights 11 p.m. EDT drawing. Mega Millions drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers can be found at retailers statewide, on the Lotterys website and by phone at 850-921-PLAY. About the Florida Lottery The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $33 billion to education and sending more than 775,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Floridas economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www. ”alottery.com. Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ CESCES Students of the WeekCentral Elementary School would like to congratulate the following Students of the Week for the week of Sept. 10. They are: Lexi Bishop, Dalyse Baker, Nikolai Rodriguez, Adali Antonio Torres, Anthony Rodriguez, Sadie McCrosky, Kayla Demedicis, Brian Carbonell, Camylo Baltazar, Alberto Chavez, Letty Martinez, Damien Herrera, Max Montoyo Elias, Emily Eden“eld, Giovanni Gluekert, Kamila Romero, Bryon Perez Lopez, Randy Garcia, Dazmin Urbina, Maryann Harris, Juan Molina, Angel Montoya, Leo Chavez, Natalie Willis, Amaya Alderman and Christian Pineda. c o k 2 0 1 8 0 9 2 1 0 2 c r o p p d f 1 2 1 S e p 1 8 0 6 : 0 7 : 5 3

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Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsThe Melbourne of“ce of the National W eather Service (NWS), in partnership with the Okeechobee County Division of Emergency Management and the Okeechobee County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Club (ARES), have scheduled a SKYWARN w eather spotter class on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. The class will be conducted at the Okeechobee County Emergency Operations Center, 707 N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, 34972. The SKYWARN program helps to save lives during severe weather emergencies by expanding networks of spotters who provide real-time conditions to radar meteorologists w ho are hard at work at the NWS of“ce in Melbourne. SKYWARN spotters include ham radio operators, emergency responders and communication dispatchers, citizen groups and you. Scott Spratt, warning coordination meteorologist with the weather service in Melbourne, coordinates these training classes with emergency management agencies and other groups throughout east-central Florida. The SKYWARN spotters are an invaluable resource to our warning meteorologists. They provide the meteorologists with the local conditions on the ground. This assists our forecasters in the process of issuing timely severe weather warnings to protect the public when severe weather threatens.Ž If you would like to attend a SKYWARN weather spotter class, contact the Melbourne NWS Of“ce at 800-683-4468 or visit their website, https://skywarn-okeechobee-basic-101318.eventbrite.com/, to register for more information on the local SKYWARN program. You can also contact the Okeechobee County Division of Emergency Management at 863-763-3212 for more information.September 21, 2018 Okeechobee News 3 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 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 Church Directory Lake Okeechobee News By Richard MarionLake Okeechobee NewsAfter being elected to the Okeechobee County School Board by Okeechobee voters on Aug. 28, Melisa Jahner said she appreciates the community for putting their trust in her. I would like to say thank you to my community for having con“dence in me and I am very honored to be their school board representative,Ž said Mrs. Jahner. I take great pride in my hometown and want to be an active part of the solution to keep our schools moving in the right direction for success so our students will receive the best education possible.Ž Mrs. Jahner originally considered running for the school board seat representing District 3 back in 2014 when Gay Carlton retired and left the spot vacant, but decided against it when she learned she would have had to resign her then-position as deputy clerk of the City of Okeechobee in order to comply with Florida Statutes. When the seat came up for election again in 2018, Mrs. Jahner was no longer the deputy clerk and was therefore free to run. Mrs. Jahner chose to lead her campaign for school board with the message of making the connection.Ž I chose that message because I wanted the people of Okeechobee to know that I was running for them,Ž explained Mrs. Jahner. I want to be their connection and liaison as their school board representative. I prefer a handson approach and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get busy.Ž That message resonated with voters in Okeechobee, and Mrs. Jahner beat out incumbent Dixie Ball 3,110 votes to 2,448. The issue of teacher pay had to be fresh in the minds of voters as they headed to the polls back in August. Earlier in the year, the Okeechobee County School Board had voted down a teacher pay raise to the dismay of the Okeechobee County Education Association, the union representing teachers in Okeechobee County. I dont think its just the teachers pay that needs to be considered, but all employees,Ž Mrs. Jahner said of the teacher pay debate. In order for our district to attract and retain good quality teachers and staff, we need to reevaluate the salary schedule, incentives and bene“t packages to be more competitive and appealing.Ž Mrs. Jahner also says she supports a later start time for the freshman campus and high school and is also in favor of the recently passed guardian program. The biggest challenge Mrs. Jahner sees facing the district as her term begins is school funding. I think the biggest challenge is being expected to do more with less,Ž Mrs. Jahner concluded. We need to be able to repair or provide new infrastructure, more buses, educational supplies and programs for our students and increase employee salaries and bene“ts.Ž Jahner honored to be elected to school board Melisa Jahner Rotary Students of the MonthThe Rotary Club of Okeechobee recognized two OHS seniors who were nominated for the clubs Student of the Month award. Nominations are received from the principal, guidance counselor or an OHS teacher. Students are selected based on community service, extracurricular activities, achievements that demonstrate Service above SelfŽ and career focus. Additionally, the students are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship at the end of the school year. Pictured are (from left) Rotarian and new school board member Melisa Jahner, Cristian Suarez and Edana Scalf. Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon at Golden Corral. SKYWARN Spotter Class plannedSpecial to the Lake Okeechobee News

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4 Okeechobee News September 21, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL 34974 Website: okeechobeenews.net Phone: (863) 763-3134To Submit NewsThe Lake Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinion, calendar items, story ideas, and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 7633134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed or emailed. Email: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (863) 763-3134 Email: okeeadsales@newszap.comCall: (877) 353-2424 to place a classi“ed advertisement from home Fax: (877) 354-2424 Email: classads@newszap.comBilling DepartmentEmail: billteam@newszap.com Lake Okeechobee News ( USPS # 406160) is published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newsmedia, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL 34974 Periodicals Postage paid at Okeechobee, FL 34974 and additional mailing of“ces. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Okeechobee News Circulation Administration 110 Galaxy Road € Dover, DE 19901 Additional copies may be purchased for 50¢ for Wednesday and Friday, and 75¢ for Sunday.StaffPublisher/Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Cynthia Eckert Advertising Manager: Jaime LimogesOur Purpose...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 paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledge...€ To operate the newspaper as a public trust € To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism € To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues € To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness, and compassion € To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions € To disclose our own con”icts of interest or potential con”icts to our readers € To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. € To provide a right to reply to those we write about. € To treat people with courtesy, respect, and compassion MEMBER OF: by AMAC Certi“ed Social Security A dvisor Russell Gloor A ssociation of Mature American Citizens A sk Rusty … Declining Medicare Part BDear Rusty: Perhaps you could do an article about deferring Medicare Part B. I never found a way to formally deferŽ Part B, so apparently, we just ignore it if we have other quali“ed health insurance. I turned 65 in January but am still fully employed with quali“ed medical insurance. I became aware of the potential penalties for not enrolling in Medicare correctly, but despite my best efforts it still came out wrong for me. In my research, I found I could defer Part B but that it would be good to get the deferral on record (somehow) when we enroll in Part A. I created an account online and signed up. I had to bring some paperwork to the SS of“ce and, while there, I brought up the Part B deferral. I was told that I was all set,Ž but a few weeks later I got a bill for Part B, so I had to take time off and go straighten it out at the SS of“ce. I never did “nd anything online about how to formally defer Medicare B.Ž Signed: Working Still Dear Working: Its a fact that many more people are continuing to work past age 65 and have no need to enroll in Medicare Part B because they continue to have group healthcare coverage through their employer. So long as that employer coverage is creditable,Ž you can decline Part B until your employer coverage ends, and thus avoid the Part B premium (2018 base premium is $134/month). Although Medicare and Social Security are two separate agencies, they are inextricably linked since the Social Security Administration handles Medicare enrollment and administers premium payments. Though Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) is usually free and should be taken at age 65, Medicare Part B (doctors & outpatient services) is optional because there is a premium associated with it. For this reason, it may be declined and so long as one has creditableŽ healthcare coverage there will be no penalty for enrolling in Part B later (creditableŽ coverage is an employer group health plan for at least 20 employees). Not having creditable Part B coverage after age 65 will result in a lifetime late enrollment penalty when it is eventually taken. So, how does one decline Part B? If you are already receiving early Social Security bene“ts, you will be automatically enrolled in Medicare A & B when you turn 65. If you do not want Part B because you still have creditable group coverage from your employer, when you get your Medicare enrollment package for Parts A & B it will include a page to which your new Medicare card will be attached. To indicate that you want to decline Part B, the back of that page has a spot to specify that you wish to decline Part B. That intent should be so marked, and the page returned to Social Security in the postage-paid envelope provided. If someone is not yet collecting Social Security bene“ts when they enroll in Medicare at age 65, the option to decline Part B is given as part of the application process, both online and in-of“ce (Part A should be taken because it is free, and also because its required to collect Social Security after age 65). Declining Part B during the application process or by returning your preference via U.S. mail should normally resolve the matter. However, as with any agency as big as the Social Security Administration or Medicare, timeliness of processing could be an issue and mistakes can be made, and that is what appears to have happened in your case. But either of the methods described above should normally work “ne when you wish to decline Medicare Part B coverage. This article is intended for information purposes only and does not represent legal or “nancial guidance. It presents the opinions and interpretations of the AMAC Foundations staff, trained and accredited by the National Social Security Association (NSSA). NSSA and the AMAC Foundation and its staff are not af“liated with or endorsed by the Social Security Administration or any other governmental entity. To submit a question, visit our website (amacfoundation.org/programs/social-security-advisory) or email us at ssadvisor@amacfoundation.org. Social Security Matters Public Forum/Speak Out Algae€ This dog on the news that supposedly died of blue-green algae: My wife looked up the story online at TCPalm. What the TV news fails to tell us: According to the article, the owner of the dog says it died of blue-green algae „ she will not release the v eterinarians name. The article says the dog ate the blue-green algae and also drank the w ater and, get this, it also ate a dead rotten cat“sh. So did the dog die from eating the algae or eating the dead cat“sh? No one can question the veterinarian because she wont release his name. I guess WPTV-Channel 5 news doesnt want us to know all the story. Fake news is what we got on TV about this dog.Ž „ Larry Crossman € I want the lake I “shed 30-plus years ago back again today for all our kids to enjoy. So to “x our lake and bring it back to what we know it should be, we have to accept the fact we have an issue with our states water quality. Farmers, homeowners, land developers, golf course owners and everyone else who eats produce, meats and seafood needs to pitch in to correct it. Part of that means we are going to stop blaming each other and each of us takes our own actions to ensure we meet our states current EPA stormwater nutrient limits for every drop of water that comes off our private lands. I am doing my part, and all we expect is everyone else to comply with MY/ YOURS/OURS state laws for clean water for our kids and us all! Nothing evil or wrong about that! Nothing hateful about that! Just hard-working, honest Americans asking that we respect the lands God gave us all.Ž „ Tony DAndrea € I cannot believe that land spreading of human waste was allowed even in the sensitive watersheds north of Lake Okeechobee and around the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers until just “ve years go. We knew nutrient pollution was a problem 30 years ago. The farmers and ranchers started using Best Management Practices even before that, starting in the 1970s, to cut the nutrient load going into the waterways. At the same time, the state allowed the coastal cities to truck over their human waste and dump it on the ground until 2013. Thank goodness Okeechobee County enacted their own law in 2003 to keep them from dumping human waste in Okeechobee County. The state is not going to do enough to stop the pollution. We need to protect ourselves by passing local ordinances to stop the pollution in our own back yards.Ž „ K. Booker € Its all about the money. Dumping the sewage sludge in the rural areas is the cheapest way to get rid of it. The coastal elites want to blame the farmers in the rural areas for the excess phosphorus and nitrogen in the waterways, but the sewage sludge dumping certainly contributed to the problem. Until the state bans it statewide, with no loopholes in the law, the urban water and sewer companies are going to keep dumping it where they can because its cheaper than the more environmentally friendly alternatives. People need to pay enough to properly dispose of their own waste. If that means the sewer service bills double, then so be it. They keep saying make the polluters pay. These urban areas are polluters, too, when they haul their waste inland to dump it.Ž „ S. Jones Leap Frog Challenge canceledThe Friday, Sept. 14, edition of the Lake Okeechobee News on Page 13 included an the article headlined Challenge underway to bene“t children.Ž The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County has canceled the Law Firm LeapFrog Challenge. The council plans to soon present the community with other opportunities to foster the education and advancement of children.

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September 21, 2018 Okeechobee News 5 Lake Okeechobee News Special to the Lake Okeechobee News OKEECHOBEE „ The 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) season will conclude the weekend of Sept. 22-23 for Gator Division anglers with a two-day Super Tournament on Lake Okeechobee. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $11,000 and $4,500, respectively, in the two-day tournament. The Gator Division tournament is set for: Saturday, Sept. 22, to Sunday, Sept. 23, from C. Scott Driver Park, 10100 State Road 78 W est, Okeechobee. The event is hosted by the Okeechobee County Tourism Development Council Lake Okeechobee is expected to provide Gator Division anglers with another excellent BFL season “nale. According to recent local reports, spinnerbaits, swim jigs, Rat-LTraps and jigs are attracting good bites. Productive areas include Grassy Island, Kings Bar, Tin House, Monkey Box, South Bay and the Shoal. When the BFL Gator Division Super Tournament visited Lake Okeechobee in September 2016, heavy cover near the back of Harney Pond held the winning “sh for top angler Robert Crosnoe. Crosnoe ”ipped a creature bait and was able to catch more than 40 pounds, noting that sizable largemouth were feeding on bluegill in hyacinth. Other anglers will likely be seen working hydrilla and reeds as well. This year, a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass in the 40-pound range should again be enough to take home top honors. The 2018 BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, “ve qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers from each division, along with the “ve winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments, where they are competing to “nish in the top six, which then quali“es them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass “shing „ the BFL All-American. The 2019 BFL All-American will take place Thursday, May 30, through Saturday,-June 1, on the Potomac River in Marbury, Md. Top performers in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the FLW Tour. For complete details and updated information, visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League on FLWs social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat.About FLWFLW, which stands for Fishing League Worldwide, is the worlds largest tournament-“shing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2018 across “ve tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Ky., with of“ces in Minneapolis, FLW and its partners conduct 286 bass-“shing tournaments annually around the world, including in the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. FLW tournament “shing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated FLWŽ television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information, visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat. Lake hosts T-H Marine FLW Bass “shing Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue offers free blood pressure checks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at: € Fire Station #1, 504 N.W. Sixth St., € Fire Station #2, 3511 S.E. 38th Ave., and, € Fire Station #4, 1199 N.E. 168th St. Please understand that if you stop by a station and there is no staff there, they are out on an emergency call. Please stop back later. Fire/Rescue offers free blood pressure checks c o k 2 0 1 8 0 9 2 1 0 5 c r o p p d f 1 2 1 S e p 1 8 0 6 : 0 7 : 4 1

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6 Okeechobee News September 21, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News Library to host diabetes classA free class on diabetes management designed to answer your questions will be held on Friday, Sept. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Okeechobee Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. in Okeechobee. Whether you have just been diagnosed or have had diabetes for many years and are “nding it more dif“cult to manage, this class is for you. For information, call Noreen Williams, CDE, at 321-615-1901.Businesswomen to meetThe Okeechobee Businesswomens Referral Network will meet Friday, Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Lakeside Grille, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Bring your ideas, energy and originality and share ideas with like-minded businesswomen. Please bring a small ex change gift. For information, contact Raye at 863-467-2557.Legion will host dinnerOn Friday, Sept. 21 come and enjoy dinner at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Everyone is welcome. Dinner w ill be “sh, shrimp 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.BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East, will serve dinner on Friday, Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Menu includes grilled boneless rib eye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried “sh and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, fried onion rings, salad and desert. Live music by Gerry Har mon. Proceeds bene“t homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882.Masons host special eventThe Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 NW Fifth Ave., will be holding a special event to honor Judge William Hendry and the late Haynes Williams on Sept. 24, with dinner served at 6 p.m. and presentations to begin at 7 p.m. RSVP to Michael Hazellief at 863-532-0646 or Kip Gardner at 863-6106659 no later than Sept. 21 .National Public Lands Day setEnjoy the beautiful fall weather and have fun helping to protect the Historic Okeechobee Battle“eld! Volunteers will be hand-pulling or clipping invasive exotic w eeds and picking up trash on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. All volunteers will receive a free Florida State park day pass! For information, call the park of“ce at 863-462-5360 or email Ashley. haymond@”oridadep.gov.Farmers Market set Sept. 22The Okeechobee Tractor Supply, 3371 U.S. 441 S., will host a Fall Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local farmers, crafters and artisans will be onsite selling homemade and homegrown goods. For information or details about participating in the event, call 863-467-7844.VFW Riders host breakfastThe VFW Riders will serve a full breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and chicken wings at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East. Proceeds bene“t veterans services. For information, call 863467-2882.VFW hosts bingoVeterans of Foreign Wars Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bingo Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 22 Lunch will be served.Legion opens Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo on Sept. 23 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.BHR AMVETS host breakfastThe Buckhead Ridge AMVETS will serve a full breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East. Proceeds bene“t veterans services. For information, call 863467-2882.Legion host 5-card bingoAmerican Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host “ve-card bingo on Monday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m., with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 863-763-5309.Church hosting bingoSacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will host bingo on Monday, Sept. 24 Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the fun will be g in at 7 p.m.CCC board to meetThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. in the Okeechobee County School Board boardroom. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate and share information regarding services for children and their families. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For information, please call Erin Moore at 863462-5000, ext. 257.IRSC hosts Family NightThe Okeechobee Childrens Mental Health System of Care will present a Family Night at IRSC on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Williamson Education Center at Indian River State College in Okeechobee. Dinner will be provided by Cowboys. This free event will include activities for children ages 3 and up. This months program will be on anxiety, depression and suicide awareness, presented by the Okeechobee County School District and the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce.Register for square dancingSEBRING „ A new square dance club, Live Lively Square Dance, is being organized in Highlands County. Ages nine to 90 are invited to attend. Square dance lessons will be offered. Register your name and email address with Mike at mike@ mike-gormley.com to be put on the noti“cation list when more information is available.Hospice hosts yard salesHospice of Okeechobee, 317 S.E. Third Ave., will host a yard sale on Wednesday, Sept. 19, Wednesday, Sept. 26 The sale is from 8 a.m. to noon.BHR VFW serves crab cakesThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East, will a serve crab cakes dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. Proceeds bene“t veteran services. For information call 863-467-2882.Ladies conference setOpen Hands Health Center is pleased to offer a free livestream of True Woman 2018. This ladies conference is led by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and will be held at The Big Lake Baptist Association, 210 N.E. Seventh St. This conference livestream starts Sept. 27, with Session 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Sept. 28, Session 2 from 9 a.m. to noon, Session 3 from 2 to 5 p.m., Session 4 from 7 to 10 p.m.; and Sept. 29, Session 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. Topics include: The truth about sin, sexuality, gender identity, priorities, marriage, children, circumstances, the truth about consequences, emotions, God and His word. The conference concludes discussing The True Woman movement: where do we go from here. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each session. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for each session, as seats are limited and registrants will have preference. Call 863-801-7737 to register or sign up on Facebook at Open Hands Health Centers events page.ELC meeting setThe Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Coun ties Inc. will hold their regular annual board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the CareerSource Research Coast, 584 N.W. University Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Assistance for handicapped persons may be arranged by contacting 772-223-3832. For information, call 772-223-3832 or visit www.elcirmo.org.BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East, will serve dinner on Friday, Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Menu includes 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 bene“t homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882.Gospel concert scheduledThe Southern gospel trio Midnight Cr y will give a concert on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee Church of The Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. in Okeechobee. For information, call 863-763-3519 or 863763-7113. More Community Events can be found at OkeechobeeNews.net in the Communit y section.

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By Beverly JamesUF/IFAS HOMESTEAD „ The homeowner has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new, high-end home in an expensive subdivision. But the white Colonial was covered in tiny black spores. Lynn Grif“th, a horticultural consultant and expert on tropical plants and soil, was stumped. Ms. Grif“th, of Boca Raton, took a sample of soil and mulch to the University of Florida IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center and walked into the Plant Diagnostic Clinic with high hopes. The director of the clinic, Romina Gazis, and her team were able to identify the fungus in the soil that was shooting spores all over the house,Ž Grif“th said. They offered non-chemical and chemical solutions to the problem, and the homeowner walked away happy.Ž The speed of results is the biggest hot button for plants. They work fast and accurately, and their prices are reasonable,Ž Ms. Grif“th explained. The UF/IFAS TREC Plant Diagnostic Clinic is one of few in the country to offer direct help to nurseries, growers and homeowners who are facing various plant and soil issues. I turn to the clinic for help because there are almost no private labs anymore in the country offering plant pathology,Ž Ms. Grif“th said. There used to be many private labs, but now we turn to the TREC plant clinic to identify plant issues.Ž Tropical plants are different, and require different approaches,Ž said Ms. Gazis, who works out of three labs in a small building. The TREC lab is very familiar with tropical plants and their problems. In other parts of the country, they dont have direct access to the client, and that is so important,Ž she said. The team serves landscapers, homeowners and growers from across the state, but mostly from counties in South Florida. Researchers see bustling business “ve days a week and, sometimes, on Saturdays. There are 1,500 nurseries registered in Miami-Dade County alone „ and this industry is one of the most important in South Florida,Ž Ms. Gazis said. We are the number two producer of ornamental plants in the country and number one supplier of tropical foliage.Ž According to Ms. Gazis, the nursery and landscape industry has an estimated total sales output surpassing $8 billion and the support of more than 70,000 jobs. So, having a local Plant Diagnostic Clinic and a strong and integrative plant health program available and easily accessible to nursery growers, horticulture consultants and landscapers is essential. An accurate and timely diagnosis can prevent economic losses,Ž she said. Also, Ms. Gazis works with tropical fruit growers, diagnosing and explaining how to manage pests and diseases affecting their groves. Growers present questions about everything from mangoes to guava to pitaya, an emerging crop in South Florida that is quickly replacing avocado and citrus farmlands. Another large client group is the landscape industry, Ms. Gazis said. Within the landscape industry, my clients are mostly landscaping and pest control companies, who mainly bring palm and turf samples,Ž she said. The clinic receives an average of 1,000 samples a year, and we „ in contrast with clinics in other regions „ do not have a low season. It is always warm and humid in South Florida, so disease pressure is pretty high year-round.ŽSeptember 21, 2018 Okeechobee News 7 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASEThe Buckhead Ridge Mosquito Control District has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy......................................... $ 73,291 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes................... 8 C. Actual property tax levy........................................... $ 73,283 This years proposed tax levy:............................... $ 77,040 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: September 24, 2018 6:00 PM 30082 Suite B, E SR 78 Okeechobee, FL 34974 A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. BUDGET SUMMARY Buckhead Ridge Mosquito Control District Fiscal Year 2018-2019THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF BUCKHEAD RIDGE MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT ARE 12.9% MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES. Millage 1.000 General Fund Revenues Revenue balance forward for last year $ 79,798 Ad Valorem Taxes 77,041 State 17,240 Total Revenues $ 174,078 Expenditures Personal Services $ 46,000 Operating Expense 35,000 Chemicals 33,578 Contingency (Current Year) 10,000 Capital Outlay 9,000 Insurance 9,000 Repairs and Maintenance 8,000 Gasoline/Oil/Lube 5,000 Other Charges 3,000 Personal Service Bene“ts 3,000 Communication Services 2,000 Of“ce Supplies 2,000 Training 2,000 Travel and Per Diem 2,000 Protective Clothing 1,000 Miscellaneous Supplies 1,000 Tools and Implements 1,000 Utility Service 1,000 Publication and Dues 500 Reserves Total Expenditures $174,078The tentative, adopted, and/or “nal budgets are on “le in the of“ce of the above referenced taxing authority as a public record. Lake Okeechobee News Special to the Okeechobee News BRIGHTON „ Seminole Brighton Casino will hold a hiring event on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 20 positions are available in the areas of food and beverage, cash operations, bingo, security, slots, table games, marketing, players club, information technology and maintenance/public space. Candidates (18 years of age or older) should visit gotoworkhappy.com to view the available positions and submit an application. Additionally, candidates should bring a resume and valid ID to the hiring event, which will include on-site interviews with hiring managers. Seminole Brighton Casino offers a comprehensive bene“ts package, which includes a medical plan, dental plan, vision plan, prescription coverage, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, training and career development, 401(k) plan and discounted meals. Brighton Casino to stage hiring event UF plant clinic helps homeowners target pests

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8 Okeechobee News September 21, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News PUBLIC NOTICEOkeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlorinating potable water to insure the future safety of our drinking water. The water users may notice an unusual chlorine taste or odor in their tap water after October 1st, 2018. These conditions will last through October 15th, 2018. These temporary conditions will not be harmful to your health; however, if you are on kidney dialysis, you should consult your physician for special instructions concerning this matter. If you have tropical “sh or aquatic animals, you should contact your local tropical “sh store for advice and take appropriate action to insure that you have properly treated the water before adding it to your aquarium. The hydrant ”ushing during this period may cause the water to become cloudy and discolored. This is a temporary condition and should not last more than a few hours. We sincerely regret any inconvenience you may experience during this time. Please keep in mind that this is necessary to provide safe water for the customers of Okeechobee Utility Authority. If additional information is needed, contact Kevin Rogers at 763-3239. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause you. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. By Samantha GrenrockUF/IFAS GAINESVILLE „ The ongoing impacts of Hurricane Florence are a reminder to make sure you are ready for potential hurricanes and other natural disasters. Floridians preparing for the next hurricane can visit the University of Floridas new disaster website for quick tips, videos and more on how to deal with a natural disaster. Experts encourage users to bookmark the new site, disaster.ifas.u”.edu, for quick access. Weve integrated all our disaster resources so people could “nd everything in one place, all online. You can even use it from your smartphone, which can be very useful if you lose power during a storm,Ž said Angie Lindsey, assistant professor of family, youth and community sciences in UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Lindsey represents UF in the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN), which connects disaster educators at land grant universities throughout the U.S. This new site presents credible, science-based information that can help you and your family stay safe during and after a disaster,Ž she said. The site includes: € An updated UF/IFAS Extension Disaster Handbook; € Tip sheets on preparing your home, farm, boat and more; € How-to videos and infographics; € The latest blog posts by UF/IFAS faculty on disaster preparation; and, € A directory of UF/IFAS Extension county of“ces. Are you prepared for hurricanes? Keiser offers mentoringThe Keiser Universitys Multidisciplinary Center (KUMDC) offers free individualized and group mentoring sessions for at-risk middle and high school students with disabilities. Contact KUMDC for more information: Damien Hunte, MSEd at dhunte@ keiseruniversity.edu or Christine Benes, MSEd at cbenes@keiseruniversity.edu.

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September 21, 2018 Okeechobee News 9 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe South Florida Water Management District has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. This notice is applicable to Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk and St. Lucie Counties. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. at the South Florida Water Management District Headquarters Building, B-1 Auditorium 3301 Gun Club Road West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 Lake Okeechobee NewsCitrus tree covers keep pysllids awayBy Brad BuckUF/IFAS GAINESVILLE „ University of Florida scientists are “nding that by covering new citrus trees with mesh, they can keep disease-carrying insects from harming the plants. That could be a big step toward stemming the deadly citrus greening disease, UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers say. Asian citrus psyllids can infect the fruit trees with greening, also known as Huanglongbing, or HLB. But the psyllids cannot penetrate the bags because the diameter of their openings is smaller than the insects, said Fernando Alferez, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of horticultural sciences. Researchers call the system individual protective covers,Ž or IPCs. Scientists are testing IPCs in an experimental grove at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, and in some commercial groves in the state. Although the covers are in the research phase, an increasing number of citrus growers are using them, Mr. Alferez said. Typically, the covers are installed immediately after the new trees are planted and stay there for two years, Mr. Alferez said. With no psyllids getting through the mesh, trees avoid infection for the two years the cover is on the plant. Without infection, trees increase the likelihood theyll enter the fruit-producing stage disease-free. As we experiment with the covers, were “nding they not only help prevent psyllids from infecting citrus trees with greening, they also help trees grow better,Ž said Mr. Alferez, a faculty member with the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida REC. We believe that as we move forward with our research, citrus growers will “nd this mechanism to be cost-effective and ef“cient in growing healthy citrus trees.Ž For example, trees protected by the covers grow larger leaves, Mr. Alferez said. They also are testing negative for Candidus liberibacter asiaticus, the bacterium that causes citrus greening, he said. The covers may also cut the costs of chemical treatments, which are used to control pests, Mr. Alferez said. Under the covers, the trees thrive through improved photosynthesis, which translates to increased growth, he explained. Researchers are still learning about the advantages of the covers, which cost $8.50 each, Mr. Alferez said. For instance, theyve found that if they tuck the IPCs inside plastic tree trunk wraps, they can prevent crawling insects from getting on the trees, he said. That means they can keep out the Diaprepes root weevil, which feeds on the roots of plants.

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10 Okeechobee News September 21, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsAn invasive Lygodium fern is overtaking a South Florida cypress swamp. Special to the Lake Okeechobee News WEST PALM BEACH „ The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board on Sept. 13 approved a plan to send excess freshwater from Lake Okeechobee down into the Boulder Zone instead of sending it to the coastal estuaries. The board voted to move forward with test wells and exploration of a strategy that could further reduce damaging discharges to the coastal estuaries while larger Everglades restoration projects are completed. Emergency Estuary Protection Wells w ould send excess water 3,000 feet straight down into the Boulder Zone, in effect sending it to tide without damaging the estuaries. With inconsistencies in federal funding causing delays to long-term restoration projects, Emergency Estuary Protection W ells serve as the most immediate and most bene“cial option to provide relief to our northern estuaries during high-water emergencies,Ž said SFWMD Governing Board member Brandon Tucker. This board supports this proven, cost-effective technology while working toward the ultimate goal of getting large-scale Everglades restoration projects online.Ž SFWMD staff briefed Governing Board members during their regular monthly business meeting Sept. 14 on the plan to create test wells to gather more information on the possible use of Emergency Estuary Protection Wells. The wells would utilize deep injection technology to move water that would otherwise be released from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal estuaries 3,000 feet below ground into the Boulder Zone. The wells w ould be used only during high-water emergency situations such as the one currently caused by record May rainfall w hen the lake has risen so high that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has no other choice but to release water to the estuaries to protect residents from ”ooding. The wells would provide another outlet for that water that would protect the estuaries from environmental harm. After the test wells gather more information that can be used to design a large-scale program to use the Emergency Estuary Protection Wells, the wells can be built and operational more quickly than large capital projects. Once completed, the wells would provide additional opportunities to protect against harmful discharges and can continue to work alongside restoration projects as they come on line. Several major restoration projects that are part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) are either under construction or in planning. These projects rely on federal funding, which has fallen behind state efforts. These projects, once fully funded and constructed, are expected to help reduce about 80 percent of unwanted estuary releases made for ”ood control purposes. The Emergency Estuary Protection Wells will be used in the interim while these projects become operational and, furthermore, will be able to help reduce some of the remaining volume of estuary releases even after these restoration projects are complete. At the Sept. 6 meeting of the Water Resources Advisory Coalition, SFWMD lead hydrologist Bob Verrastro said the wells can be built on land SFWMD alredy owns. EEWPs will only be used when needed. They wont be used all the time,Ž he said. Unlike a reservoir, it wont “ll with local rainfall.Ž He said the Boulder Zone is a deep, sterile environment full of salt water. The conditions are quite different than exist on the surface,Ž he explained. He said the water will be “ltered before it is injected into the Boulder Zone. We dont want to plug up the well with any materials that would make the Boulder Zone less favorable,Ž he said. Once you put it down 3,000 feet, its hard to get it back up.Ž Deep well injection is an old and proven technology, he said. It has been used to dispose of excess treated wastewater by utility companies in Florida for decades. West Palm Beach system wells have been pumping 24/7 for 20 years,Ž he said. He said the void space within the aquifer itself makes for a very stable environment. A 24-inch diameter well can typically pump about 15 million gallons of water per day. EEPWs would work in conjunction with CERP, not instead of CERP, he said. These wells are an alternative tool to reduce damaging discharges to the estuaries, he explained. While the CERP projects will take decades to be completed, the EEPWs can provide relief to the coastal estuaries in “ve to 10 years, he explained. At the current state and federal funding levels, the integrated delivery schedule of the CERP projects wont be “nished until around 2070. Even after CERP is completed, the EEPWs would provide emergency capacity for extreme high water events. SFWMD plans to send water to tide through the earth Special to the Lake Okeechobee News WEST PALM BEACH „ The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board voted on Sept. 13 to fund research to develop biological controls to slow the invasion of Lygodium, an invasive plant that is strangling tree islands in the A rthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National W ildlife Refuge in Palm Beach County. Biological control seeks to reduce the spread of invasive plants by reintroducing natural pests from the species native range. Cutting-edge science has always played a critical role in everything we do at the district,Ž said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez. The Governing Board is excited to be a part of an innovative partnership that will utilize the latest biological methods to tackle the problems created by Lygodium.Ž The $750,000 program, approved by the Governing Board, funds research by the U.S. Department of Agricultures Invasive Plant Research Laboratory in Davie. Scientists will identify insects that feed only on Lygodium, then conduct experiments to v erify that the insects will not feed on Florida native or economically important plants. These insects can be used to attack Lygodium in the refuge, where its spread increased by more than 600 percent over the past 20 years. The invasive plant is destroying many tree islands in the refuge, a key component of the Everglades ecosystem and crucial to the survival of native wildlife. In addition to biological research to develop an insect weapon against Lygodium, SFWMD is also engaged with federal and state agencies to super-charge the “ght on the ground against the invasive fern. As part of a partnership reached with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), which operates the refuge on land owned by the district and the state of Florida, USFWS has given the district $2.5 million this year to “ght Lygodium. USFWS will continue to fund efforts for the next nine years and initiate efforts to raise additional funding for SFWMD efforts to eradicate Lygodium. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is also a signi“cant contributor in funding the “ght against Lygodium in the refuge, providing $1 million this year alone. Army of creepy crawlies is hoped to battle an evil fern

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12 Okeechobee News September 21, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in”uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Gabriel Cruz Cruz, 22, address unknown, was arrested Sept. 17 by OCSO Deputy Matt Huffman and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle. According to the report, the owner of a white Kia minivan was inside Mosquito Creek gro cery when he noticed a man entering his v ehicle and attempting to put it into drive. The owner raced out of the store and leapt onto the vehicle and began striking the suspect to prevent him from taking the v ehicle. The suspect ”ed on foot with the cars owner in pursuit. The suspect was intercepted by a good Samaritan who held the suspect at gunpoint until law enforce ment arrived. € William Dakota Lane, 24, of S.W. 10th St., was arrested Sept. 14, by a member of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a weapon/ ammo by a convicted felon, grand theft of a “rearm and grand theft more than $300, less than $500. Bond was set at $46,000. € Megan Salina Hair, 30, of N.E. Second Street, was arrested Sept. 14 by a member of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug para phernalia. Bond was set at $31,000. € Arthur William Smedley, 47, of S.W. 16th Avenue, was arrested Sept. 13, by a member of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force, on charges of possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of a listed chemical for manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon/ammo by a convicted felon, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $51,000. € A juvenile inmate at True Core Behavioral Solutions, 7200 U.S. 441 N., was arrested on Sept. 18 for battery on detention staff. DAngelo Battis, 15, is accused of punching a detention staff member in the collar bone. Surveillance footage recorded the incident. The teenager was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Fort Pierce. € A suspect detained for picking palmetto berries without a permit and without the landowners permission was arrested Sept. 18 by FWC Investigator David LaFoy, after it was determined the suspect was wanted on an Indian River County warrant for violation of probation/ grand theft and occupied burglary. Tavious D. Torockio, 16, of Vero Beach was arrested on the warrant and detained at the Okeechobee County Jail. He was also charged with a harvesting an endangered plant without a permit, which is a misdemeanor. The case was referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice. € Another suspect detained for picking palmetto berries without a permit and without the landowners permission was arrested Sept. 18 by FWC Investigator David LaFoy was also arrested on a warrant. Jose Alberto Pacheo, 38, of Indiantown, was charged with failure to appear in court on Martin County charges. He was also charged with harvesting an endangered plant without a permit, which is a misdemeanor. Bond was set at $500. € Pardell Keyon, 26, of N.E. 14th Avenue, was arrested Sept. 19 by OCSO Deputy Robert Gonzalez and charged with child abuse. He is accused of body slammingŽ a teenager to the ground and striking him about the face, breaking his nose. A bystander recorded the incident on cellphone video. Bond was to be set by the judge. € Mark Daniel Fallon, 39, of N.W. 12th Avenue, was arrested Sept. 19, by OCSO Deputy Jonathon Gove, and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is accused of striking another man while holding a metal socket tool in his “st, breaking the mans jaw. Bond was set at $10,000. € Dale Lee Proudfoot, 36, of N.W. 110th Street, was arrested Sept. 19 by OCSO Deputy Jonathan Gove and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. According to the arrest report, a convenience store cashier called OCSO about an intoxicated person, who had been yelling at a pallet of water, then hit his head against the wall and then stumbled into the bathroom where he began to yell and bang on the door. The deputy detained the disorderly suspect who, according to the report appeared to be under the in”uence of a narcotic. The man was placed in wrist restraints. A search of his pockets revealed a small plastic bag containing pills. Bond was set at $2,500. € Robert Anthonie, 30, of S.E. 29th Street, was arrested Sept. 19, by OCSO Deputy Kenneth Hernandez, and charged with failure to obey a law enforcement of“cers order to stop. According to the OCSO report, Deputy Hernandez initiated a traf“c stop because the 2004 Chevy Cavalier was missing side mirrors and did not display a Florida tag. Instead of stopping, the driver executed an evasive maneuver, driving through a ditch and then parked the vehicle with the lights off next to a bottle brush tree, the report states. € Dontay Omar Taylor, 17, a juvenile inmate at True Core Behavioral Solutions, 7200 U.S. 441 N., was arrested on Sept. 19, by OCSO Deputy Timothy Miller for battery on detention staff. Taylor is accused o f striking a staff member in the face. Surveillance footage recorded the incident. € Brian Lee Peaden, 46, of Pahokee, was arrested on Sept.19, by OCSO Deputy Francisco Hernandez and charged with three counts of failure to appear related to pending charges in drug court. € Another arrest took place at True Core Behavioral Solutions on Sept. 19 when Christopher McQuire, 18, allegedly attacked another inmate. Video surveillance was collected by OCSO Deputy Daniel Eng, the arresting of“cer. McQuire was charged with battery on a detainee and transported to the county jail. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report € OK Corral Gun Club, 9449 N.E. 48th St.: Youve heard of it, you know its there, but you just havent ventured out. Now is your chance. Join us at The OK Corral Gun Club on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and “nd out what youve been missing. Come early because there is a lot to see. Located on 380 acres, its Floridas premier shooting club and western town hosting 10 outdoor shooting venues, 24 rustic chic cabins, two banquet venues, a restaurant, a fully stocked pro shop and a staff that never stops smiling. You will leave wanting to book your next event there. A strong recommendation is to RSVP, particularly for the tour, as space is limited. Beverages and snacks will be served, and all attendees will receive a free gift. At 5 p.m. there will be tours of the facility. At 5:45 p.m. an educational icebreaker is planned. At 6 p.m., there will be a club presentation with the general manager and events director. € Concealed weapons classes are starting up again after a short summer recess. Saturday, Sept. 22, will be the next scheduled class starting at 8:30 a.m. until noon. The cost is $40 per person, and class size is limited. All persons interested must register prior to the class by “lling out an application at the chamber or by signing on to the chamber website at okeechobeebusiness.com. Look for concealed weapons class, scrolling on the left side of the page under scheduled events. You can click on that area and then go directly to “lling out the registration. All persons that have completed the application form and paid in full by Thursday, Sept. 20, will meet at the chamber of“ce and then travel as a class to the designated range. € Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Expansion of 2nd Street Pizza, located at 202 N.E. Second St. The ribbon-cutting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at noon. They are eager to share their expansion and their NEW Bagel Explosion with the public. Come out and celebrate with Ralph and his crew as they share all the various types of bagels that they can prepare. Im sure there will be some bagel tasting, too! Hope to see you there. Chamber of Commerce News By Brad BuckUF/IFAS GAINESVILLE „ Florida citrus growers w ill learn about the latest research from the University of Florida Institute of Food and A gricultural Sciences and test new technology at a workshop in Sebring, Sept. 25-26. UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County is working with statewide UF/IFAS Citrus Extension faculty to bring the latest in scienti“c studies and a hands-on learning experience to growers. Faculty at the workshop will cover topics in entomology, horticulture and plant pathology and will teach growers how to test soil pH, soil electrical conductivity „ which measures nutrients in soil „ soil moisture and tree root health with easy methods and easy-to-use instruments. Citrus growers statewide are battling the deadly citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing, or HLB. In the past of couple of years, we have learned that managing optimum soil pH is critical for the health and productivity of HLB-affected trees,Ž said Tripti Vashisth, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of horticultural sciences and Citrus Extension specialist at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. Therefore, if they can test soil pH in the “eld in just a few minutes, growers can test multiple locations with minimum expense, which will help them make quick decisions for optimal grove management.Ž The workshop will be at the UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, O.S. SamŽ Polston Auditorium, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. To register online, go to www.eventbrite.com. Citrus research workshop planned in Sebring

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September 21, 2018 Okeechobee News 13 LIMITED & EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE ON MOST TRUCKS!WELL BUY YOUR TRUCK EVEN IF YOU DONT BUY OURS! 2017 Ford Super Duty F-2506.7L V8, CREW CAB, 14K MILES #18884A$62,642 2012 Ford F-150 XLT5.0L V8, CREW CAB, 97K MILES #18374B$19,699 2012 Ford F-1503.5L V6 SUPERCREW KING RANCH, 66K MILES #18364A$25,983 2013 Ford F-150 STX5.0L V8, 19K MILES #18712B$17,951 2014 TOYOTA TUNDRA5.7L V8, CREWMAX, 44K MILES #181293A$34,951 2010 Ford F-150 XL4.6L V8, SUPERCAB #181028C$16,983 2016 FORD F-1505.0L V8, 37K MILES, SUPERCREW, #181005A$43,543 2008 Ford Super Duty F-2506.4L V8, CREW CAB, 18K MILES #18907A$29,783 2010 Toyota Tacoma4.0L V6, DOUBLE CAB #181267A$18,951 2017 TOYOTA TUNDRA SR55.7L V8, 4WD, CREW CAB #19005A1$41,983772.461.60005435 U.S. 1 SOUTH, NORTH PORT ST. LUCIE (JUST NORTH OF PRIMA VISTA BLVD. ON U.S. 1)MONDAY…FRIDAY 8AM…8PM | SATURDAY 9AM…6PM | OPEN THE LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FLORIDA TURNPIKE PRIMA VISTA IF IT HAS A BED ON THE BACK„ WEVE GOT IT!2018 Ford F-150 XL3.3L V6 #18601MSRP $31,699 MSRP $58,569SALE PRICE$25,356SALE PRICE$52,1862018 FORD F-250SD SRW 6.7L V8 #18415 YOUR ONE-STOP TRUCK SHOP TRUCK ACCESSORY HEADQUARTERSSTEP BARS € ROOF RACKS € TONNEAU COVERS € BED LINERS AUTHORIZED DEALER END OF SUMMER BLOWOUT SALE PRICES! ALL MAKES, MODELS & ACCESSORIESFEATURING 2016 FORD F-150 XLT3.5L V6, CREW CAB, 29K MILES #181242A$36,945 2016 Ford F-150 XLT2.7L V6, CREW CAB, 44K MILES #18955B2$31,799 Lake Okeechobee News

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14 Okeechobee News September 21, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News Special to the Lake Okeechobee News OKEECHOBEE „ Florida has abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. The state boasts public access to a wide array of hunting, “shing, boating and wildlife viewing activities. It is the “shing capital of the world and has one of the largest wildlife management area systems in the country. You can celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 22, by enjoying all the state has to offer, and make a difference, as well. I hope many Florida residents and visitors will participate in one of the many outdoor activities that Florida has to offer in recognition of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Participating in these outdoor activities is not only fun, it also results in supporting conservation efforts,Ž said Eric Sutton, executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). For many of us, someone important in our lives took the time to introduce us to “shing, hunting, boating, hiking or wildlife viewing. This is a great time of year for us to make a difference in conservation by taking the time to introduce someone to the outdoors.Ž The FWC encourages fellow conservationists to show appreciation for how they got involved in hunting, “shing, boating, wildlife viewing, birding, hiking or other outdoor recreational activities. To share a memory from the outdoors, post a picture to social media with #WhoTaughtYou. In 1972, Congress established the fourth Saturday in September as a special day to honor hunters and anglers for their leadership in conserving Americas “sh, wildlife and wild places by continually participating in these outdoor sports and by ensuring that their licenses remain valid. This group is a valuable part of natural resource conservation „ and you can be, too. Thanks to the vision of notable Americans such as President Theodore Roosevelt, “sh and wildlife management in North America is largely entrusted to states and other government entities, with all citizens owning an equal share. Several federal efforts, including the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts, laid the foundation for what is referred to as the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. What this means for Floridas residents and visitors is that we can all make a difference. We can all enjoy the natural resources of our state, and we are all responsible for conserving them,Ž Mr. Sutton said. The hunting, “shing, boating and shooting sports industries pay into the federal Wildlife and Sport“sh Restoration Program, resulting annually in millions of dollars for each state agency to fund science-based “sh and wildlife conservation and boating opportunity improvements. When people purchase “rearms, ammunition, “shing gear, archery equipment or motorboat fuel, their dollars ultimately support research, education and access to public lands and water, as well as conserving a range of “sh and wildlife. Additionally, when you purchase a Florida hunting or “shing license, you play a major role in this program because the WSFR funding Florida receives depends, in part, on the number of licenses issued,Ž Mr. Sutton said. Visit GoOutdoorsFlorida.com to purchase or renew your Florida hunting or “shing license. Over the years, Florida has had many conservation success stories „ turkeys, spotted sea trout, white-tailed deer, alligators, manatees, bald eagles, green sea turtles, panther, bass „ and while some of these species are protected in Florida, the support of hunters and anglers has been essential to these conservation accomplishments through recreational hunting and “shing license sales, and WSFR funding. Floridians also support wildlife conservation by purchasing license plates through tax collectors of“ces that contribute to the FWCs research and management efforts with manatees, sea turtles and panthers. There is also a Conserve Wildlife tag. More on the license plates is at BuyaPlate.com. Colorful manatee and sea turtle decals, redesigned annually and available through tax collectors of“ces, also give people a way to help these species. Explore other ways to enhance conservation of the states wildlife and habitats at the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida. Visit MyFWC.com for recreational safety tips and other resources. Enjo y National Hunting and Fishing Day

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16 Okeechobee News September 21, 2018 The District’s budget hearing will be conducted by means of communications media technology at District Headquarters. One or more Governing Board members may attend and participate in the meeting via telephone or web conferencing. Public should attend in person at the District Headquarters. For more information, or if you wish to submit written or other physical evidence, you may contact the District at 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177, 386-329-4500. Written and physical evidence must be submitted at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting. Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e s G a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c e W a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee Lake Okeechobee News Believers Fellowship Church 300 S.W. Sixth A ve., will offer help to seniors who are residents of Okeechobee. There is now a food pantry set up for seniors on social security. Call 863-634-4327 in order to set up a meet time at the church for the pantry. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 a.m. all around the globe, students will gather at their ”agpoles to pray for their schools, friends, families, churches and communities. See You At the Pole is a worldwide event committed to global unity and prayer for your generation. Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene 425 S.W. 28th St., will host in concert the Midnight Cry on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. Nondenominational gospel sing: If y ou play an instrument, sing or just want to listen, join a gospel sing on any Saturday, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 912 North Park St., across from Elis. This is a nondenomina tional gathering. Church of Our Saviour, Episcopal Church 200 N.W. Third St., would like to extend an invitation for you to come and w orship with us. All are welcome. Come as you are. Church services are Sunday 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 6 p.m. A nursery and a comfort room are available for your use. We offer an Adult Forum and Bible Study on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Childrens Church (ages pre-k through high school) Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Visit our w ebsite for more information, churchofour saviourokeechobee.org, or call the church of“ce Tuesday through Friday 863-763-4843. Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will hold a Jesuse and Me J.A.M.Ž session for the youth on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., for all school age children. This is free and open to the public. For information call 863-634-4327. Christ Fellowship Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., invites all to worship with us. Service times are Sundays, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Childcare and childrens programming, nursery through “fth grade, is provided. We have services for students, grades 6-12, on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Services are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest. Visit our website, gochristfellowship. com, or call 561-799-7600 for more information. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 U.S. 441 N., would like to invite all to worship in church services. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with Sunday morning worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday night Baptist Training Course (BTC) is at 5:30 p.m., followed by Sunday evening worship at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study is at 7 p.m., with Wednesday evening Youth Discovery Bible clubs at 7 p.m. For more information call Pastor Donny Raney at 863-763-3681. Faith Alive Family Church at 3075 S.W. Third Terrace, is non-denominational and Pastors Paul and Jen Smith would like to invite all to worship. Sunday service and kids church is at 10:30 a.m. On Wednesday, adult and youth (6th-12th grade) service is at 6:30 p.m. Find them on Facebook at Faith Alive Family Church. On Facebook, they are live on Sunday mornings. For information, call 863-623-4233. Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 Hwy. 441 S.E., comes with an exciting message of hope, and a vision to reach out to all people in Okeechobee and the surrounding area. Pastor Douglas T. Ryan graduated from Hobe Sound Bible College. Be looking out for him in your community as he boldly encourages people everywhere to start a new exciting life with Jesus Christ as their guide. Area churches host special events

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September 21, 2018 Okeechobee News 17 NOW HIRING CLASS A and CLASS B DRIVERS for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. Now Hiring www.cityofokeechobee.com FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE OPERATOR Deadline is Wed., Sep. 26, 2018, 4:30 PM. See website for Job Description and Application packet, or in person at City Hall, City 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 NeedEXTRA MONEY?MOTOR ROUTE AVAILABLE107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Business Opportunities Business Opportunities Pritchards & Associates Insurance Agency is seeking a bilingual Customer Service Representative. We are looking for sales people who are fast-paced, energetic, well-organized, and computer literate. To apply, please send a resume via email to Letty Madrigal at: lmadrigal@pritchardsinc.com. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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 Garage/ Yard Sales OKEECHOBEE 2510 SW 2nd AVE, SAT. 9/22 & SUN. 9/23, 9AM-6PM MOVING SALE! All top quality items ranging from fishing gear to HH items! 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 Heavy Highway Equipment Co. is looking for equipment operators. The area of employment will be in Port St. Lucie. *Loader *Dozer *Grader *Excavator *Laborers Please call 561-471-4100 ext 224 for an application. Fax application to 561-253-0085 DFWP/EEO/E-Verify Employment Full Time NOW HIRING MANAGER’S BURGER KING 604 N.E. Park Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Full-Time position w/ benefits Must be able to: Work any day/time Pass Background Check Work in a fastpace environment Have great people skills Send resume to: M. McGartland@ bkmark@royalsinc.com No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. Employment Part Time HEAVY TRUCK PARTS SALES PART-TIME 24 hours a week. Some industrial exp. necessary, strong work ethic required. Apply in person Palm Peterbilt 110 S. San Benito St Clewiston 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. MUST SELLELECTRIC STOVE BEIGE COLOR $100.00/O.B.O, BDRM DRESSER $25.00, WESTERN SADDLE W/16” SEAT VERY GOOD COND/$350.00, TESKEY’S CUTTING HORSE SADDLE MADE IN WEATHERFORD TEXAS, 17” SEAT LIKE NEW CALL 863-2274460 AppliancesFOR SALE GE WASHER AND GE PROPANE DRYER 2 YEARS OLD $500.00 OR BEST OFFER. CALL 256-2982132 MiscellaneousFOR SALE 3’X5’ WOODEN DINING TABLE $50.00, 4FT LANDSCAPE RAKE $400.00, KEROSENE HEATER $30.00, NEW CAN OF KEROSENE $15.00, PINTEL HITCH $75.00 CALL 863-801-6919 GOT ROACHES? GOT BEDBUGS? GOT FLEAS & TICKS? GOT MICE & RATS? GOT ANTS? NEED FOOD GRADE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH? Kill them all with Harris famous Roach, Bedbug, Flea & Tick, Rat & Mouse, and Ant products. Also Food Grade DE to add to your animals feed. Available at: OKEECHOBEE FEED 1579 Hwy 70 E. Okeechobee FL 34972 (863) 763-2123 And COUNTRY FEED 1852 NW 9th St Okeechobee FL 34972 (863) 763-3447 TIRED OF STAYING IN A MOTEL, WORKING IN OUR AREAFULLY FIRNISHED 1 and 2 BEDROOM PROPERTIES. WEEKLY OR MONTHLY RATES AVAILABLE (863) 467-4371 ApartmentsFOR RENT BRING YOUR CLOTHES & FOOD! LARGE FURNISHED EFFIICIENCY, FULL SIZE STOVE & FRIDGE. EVERYTHING INCLUDED. $600/MO. PLUS $500/ DEPOSIT SMOKE FREE 305-308-9143 N.W. OKEE 2 BR, 1 BA, $725 mo. $2175 to move in. 561-346-1642 Commercial Property TREASURE ISLAND 2100SQ. FT. METAL BUILDING 2 ROLL UP DOORS BEHIND LAKESIDE CARWASH. $800.00/MO. YEARLY LEASE, FIRST-LAST+ SEC. CALL TAB 863610-1027 TREASURE ISLAND 2100SQ. FT. METAL BUILDING 2 ROLL UP DOORS BEHIND LAKESIDE CARWASH. $800.00/MO. YEARLY LEASE, FIRST-LAST+ SEC. CALL TAB 863610-1027 Houses Rent 2 1/2BR, 1BA, In town. NON SMOKING RESIDENCE. Lawn service included. Small pet okay. $850 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. 941-504-3954

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September 21, 2018 Okeechobee News 18 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD816NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 806 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 22 WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 22 SECTION 22 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-22-34-33-0A00-00022-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOHN D HUTCHINSON 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 11th day of October, 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. 283709 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD830NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 1010 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 9 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 09 25 34S 33E 1-25-34-33-0A00-00009-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: FRANK GREGORIO GMAC MORTGAGE LLC LORNA GREGORIO 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 18th day of October, 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. 285854 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD837NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WILLIAM B BREWER 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: 752 Year of Issuance: May-31-2014 Description of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 17 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 17 22 34S 33E 1-22-34-33-0A00-00017-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LINVAL PHILLIPS TANEICA PHILLIPS VADNIA M PHILLIPS 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 18th day of October, 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. 285845 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD818NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 770 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT N OF TRACT 8 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 08 22 34S 33E 1-22-34-33-0A00-00008-N000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: EVELYN B MCNEIL JOE K T BATSON MARJORIE SMITH 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 11th day of October, 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. 283700 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD834NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CHRISTIANA TRUST AS CUSTODIAN GSRAN-Z 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: 2740 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: OAK PARK SUBDIVISION PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 3 LOT 6 BLOCK 5 1-30-37-35-0010-00050-0060 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CAPITAL C 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 18th day of October, 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. 285882 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD825NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 2079 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT 4 BLOCK 17 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED UNIT 2 PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 28 1-05-37-35-0020-00170-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CELEA V TURCIOS CESAR D TURCIOS 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 18th day of October, 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. 285874 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD833NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 1067 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 27 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 27 25 34S 33E 1-25-34-33-0A00-00027-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JEAN SMITH SANDRA GOODEN-FFRENCH 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 18th day of October, 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. 285862 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD832NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 1066 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 27 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 27 25 34S 33E 1-25-34-33-0A00-00027-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JEAN SMITH SANDRA GOODEN-FFRENCH 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 18th day of October, 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. 285860 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD829NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 909 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 31 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 31 23 34S 33E 1-23-34-33-0A00-00031-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANGELA MARAGH HARRY MARAGH 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 18th day of October, 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. 285853 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD824NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 2078 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT 1 BLOCK 17 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED UNIT NUMBER 2 PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 28 1-05-37-35-0020-00170-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: VENTURE BABYLON 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 18th day of October, 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. 285872 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD823NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 2059 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT 10 BLOCK 11 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 22 1-05-37-35-0010-00110-0100 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JANICE CHAPMAN 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 18th day of October, 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. 285869 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD827NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 743 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: : LOT A OF TRACT 32 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 32 21 34S 33E 1-21-34-33-0A00-00032-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ROSEMARIE PETIT-HOMME 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 18th day of October, 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. 285841 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018

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September 21, 2018 Okeechobee News 19 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD819NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 824 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT N OF TRACT 30 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 30 22 34S 33E 1-22-34-33-0A00-00030-N000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: HARRY KEEHN HARRY O KEEHN HEIRS OF HARRY OLIVER KEEHN HEIRS OF MABEL IRENE KEEHN JOSEPH RICHMOND KEN RICHMOND LARRY RICHMOND MABEL I KEEHN TIM KEEHN WILLIAM REIS DIAS 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 11th day of October, 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. 283712 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD835NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CHRISTIANA TRUST AS CUSTODIAN GSRAN-Z 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: 2456 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: PARK VIEW SUBDIVISION THE WEST 100 FEET OF LOTS 6 AND 7 OF BLOCK 2 AND THE WEST 100 FEET OF THE NORTH 17 FEET OF LOTS 8 9 AND 10 OF BLOCK 2 AND THE WEST 100 FEET OF THAT CERTAIN ALLEY LYING BETWEEN LOT 7 AND LOTS 8 9 AND 10 OF BLOCK 2 ALL IN PARK VIEW SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. NOTE ALLEY VACATED IN ORB 83 PAGE 583 1-17-37-35-0060-00020-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: TONYA SANDS AKA TONYA CREAGER 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 18th day of October, 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. 285878 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 Public Notice Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will conduct a Public Hearing on Tues, Oct. 2, 2018, at 6:00 PM, or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL, to consider final reading for adoption of the following Ordinance into law: No. 1174: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING SECTION 18, ARTICLE II, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, 18-32 THEREOF, DEFINITION OF CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD; ABOLISHING THE CURRENT SEVEN MEMBER CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD AS AUTHORIZED BY FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 162.03 THEREOF; ENACTING SECTION 18-37, ESTABLISHING A MAGISTRATE SYSTEM FOR ALL CODE ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES; AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF A MAGISTRATE FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES; MANDATING THE RIGHT OF PUBLIC COMMENT AT CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARINGS; SETTING RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAGISTRATE; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The proposed ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public at the Office of the City Clerk during normal business hours, MonFri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, except for holidays. 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 defined by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Office 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. City Clerk Lane Gamiotea, CMC 289138 ON 9/21/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD821NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 1153 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT O OF TRACT 22 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 22 SECTION 26 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-26-34-33-0A00-00022-O000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LAWRENCE J WALSH ZELMA J WALSH 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 11th day of October, 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. 283752 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD817NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 800 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT O OF TRACT 19 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 19 SECTION 22 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-22-34-33-0A00-00019-O000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CLAUDE SENAT YVES ROSE SENAT 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 11th day of October, 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. 283706 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD836NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CHRISTIANA TRUST AS CUSTODIAN GSRAN-Z 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: 3362 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: WRIGHTS FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 13 LOTS 4 5 & 6 BLOCK 9 3-22-37-35-0230-00090-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALLEN ALDRIDGE ALLEN H ALDRIDGE ANN 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 18th day of October, 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. 285884 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD831NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 1054 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT A OF TRACT 25 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 25 SECTION 25 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-25-34-33-0A00-00025-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MARK HANDZEL 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 18th day of October, 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. 285858 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD826NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 740 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 30 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 30 SECTION 21 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-21-34-33-0A00-00030-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BONILLO GUSTAVO MARTINS 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 18th day of October, 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. 285837 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD812NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 1137 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT N OF TRACT 18 EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 18, SECTION 26 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 1-26-34-33-0A00-00018-N000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ELLA III 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 11th day of October, 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. 283740 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD811NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 1125 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 15 WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 15, SECTION 26 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 1-26-34-33-0A00-00015-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOHN G KNAPIK 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 11th day of October, 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. 283739 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD815NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 1079 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT A OF TRACT 32 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 32, SECTION 25 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 1-25-34-33-0A00-00032-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANDREE RAJOO 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 11th day of October, 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. 283722 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction of stored personal property from Okeechobee Store-NLock to be conducted at the following locations in Okeechobee, FL: WEST – 2701 Hwy 70 West; NORTH – 3050 SW 3rd Terrace; and SOUTH – 4129 Hwy 441 South. The auction will be held to pay unpaid storage fees (pursuant to the Florida statutes, Section 83.806). Public Auction to be held on October 6, 2018 beginning at 9:00AM at the WEST location. We will then proceed to the NORTH location and end at the SOUTH location. All payments must be made in full, CASH ONLY, by the date/time of auction. WEST JEREMIAH JOHNSON, Unit # 2-13 MANUEL FRANCO-GUZMAN, Unit # 8-39 JACQUELINE SUMMERS Unit # 9-11 ROBERT WALTON, Unit # 8-33 NORTH BARRY RHODES, Unit # N0066 SOUTH SYLVIA ANUEZ, Unit # 11 289141 ON 9/21,28/2018

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20 Okeechobee News September 21, 2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD809NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND 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: 2910 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: COMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 15 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 429 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN EAST PARALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION, 66 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EAST 380.775 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST 297 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN WEST 380.775 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 429 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN EAST PARALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION, 446.775 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EAST 366.675 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST 297 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN WEST 366.675 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-15-37-36-0A00-00020-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: HAROLD KEITH DOUGLAS KATHY B DOUGLAS 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 11th day of October, 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. 283761 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD828NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 761 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT O OF TRACT 05 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 05 SECTION 22 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-22-34-33-0A00-00005-O000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: HARRY KEEHN HARRY O KEEHN HEIRS OF HARRY OLIVER KEEHN HEIRS OF MABEL IRENE KEEHN JOSEPH RICHMOND KEN RICHMOND LARRY RICHMOND MABEL I KEEHN TIM KEEHN WILLIAM REIS DIAS 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 18th day of October, 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. 285850 ON 9/14,21,28;10/5/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD822NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 2048 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT 16 BLOCK 6 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 22 1-05-37-35-0010-00060-0160 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BETTY WALTON 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 11th day of October, 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. 283756 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD814NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 1141 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 19 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 19 26 34S 33E 1-26-34-33-0A00-00019-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DAVID GUELTS 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 11th day of October, 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. 283746 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD810NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 1117 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 12 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 12 26 34S 33E 1-26-34-33-0A00-00012-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANDRE BUTLER 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 11th day of October, 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. 283725 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD813NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 1073 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 28 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 28 25 34S 33E 1-25-34-33-0A00-00028-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LILLITH ROSE DUCRAN 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 11th day of October, 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. 283714 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD820NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH EDWARD GAZZA 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: 784 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 13 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 13 22 34S 33E 1-22-34-33-0A00-00013-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JEAN DURANDISSE 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 11th day of October, 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. 283703 ON 9/7,14,21,28/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY AIRGLADES ADVISORY BOARDNotice is hereby given that the Hendry County Airglades Advisory Board will hold a meeting on October 3, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., at the Airglades Airport Conference Room, 1090 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she 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 to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Hendry County Human Resources at (863) 675-5352; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail audelia.bustamante@hendryfla.net. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Veronica Gonzalez al (863) 675-5324 287456 CN/CB 9/9/19,26/2018 Request for ProposalsThe Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive proposals for the purpose of securing Engineering Services for the following: SE 8th Avenue Water Main Replacement Detailed RFP documents are available upon request from the office of the Executive Director, located at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460, (Fax) 863-763-3746. The OUA intends to review the submitted RFP’s and reserves the right to reject any or all submittals. The OUA selection committee may elect for presentations or select a qualified firm from the submittals received. The RFP’s must be delivered to the Executive Director’s office, located at Okeechobee Utility Authority Administrative Office, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on or before 3:00 PM on October 29, 2018. The submittal must be contained in a sealed package clearly marked on the outside with the submitter’s name and the project for which the submittal is made. John F. Hayford Executive Director 289007 ON 9/21,23,26/2018 Public Notice NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINTOn July 25, 2018, in Okeechobee County Florida, the Sheriff seized and holds $142,800.00 IN U.S. CURRENCY, $5,688.00 IN U.S. CURRENCY, AND 2004 CADILLAC VIN 1G6KD54YX4U262992. A complaint has been filed in the Circuit Court in Okeechobee County, Florida, Court Case No.: 472018CA000256CAAXMX 288927 ON 9/21,28/2018 Rental Needed OKEECHOBEE Single 50+, hard working, no kids/pets. Looking for a clean /good area, prefer CBS house. Willing to pay 1 yr lease up front i f neg. price. Call 863-2287263. Mobile Homes Sale 2005-33FT FRANKLIN W/SLIDE $3,000. ALSO 12’X25’ FLORIDA ROOM AVAILABLE FOR $2,000. LOCATED IN BIG “O” RV PARK, CALL FOR APPT. 270-519-8468 Campers / RVs2010 CRUISER Fun Finder X, Aluminum Super Structure Travel Trailer. Only 2 Owners, GVWR-2861, Excellent condition inside/out, sleeps 6, Never cooked in, 2 new batteries, tires, trailer cover & hitch. Serious inquires only. Lots of pics. Shows easy. $7,550. 863-228-7263 2018 MIRMAR MOTOR HOME 3,162 MILES, 1.5 BATH, PLUS WASHER & DRYER. TRANSFERABLE 7 YEAR WARRANTY. $145,000 OR BEST OFFER. CALL 256-298-2132 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-595-0093 Automobiles2007-LINCOLN MKX ONE OWNER, 74,000 MILES, NEW TIRES, A/C IN SEATS, EXCELLENT CONDITION PLEASE CALL 863-467-0740 FOR SALE74 CORVETTE STINGRAY CONVT., 91 TRANS AM CONVT., 78 MUSTANG KING COBRA, 87 S-10 CUSTOM CAB FLARE SIDE TRUCK CALL FOR PRICES 863-991-2744 Autos WantedAAA Auto AnalysisAll makes, all price ranges. We buy cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Established 1981. 772-260-9707 Fictitious Name NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAWNotice is hereby given that the undersigned pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statue” will register with Florida Department of State, Division name, to wit; Born and Raised Lawn Maintenance, Landscaping Under which we expect to engage in business at: 2744 NW 53rd Terr. Okeechobee, Fl. 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/ County Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said business enterprise are: Cody Dunn Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this 19th day of September 2018 By: Cody Dunn 288975 ON 9/21/2018 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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September 21, 2018 Okeechobee News 21 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 2018-CP-000042IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: FREIDA WISE-DENNIS, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the Estate of FREIDA WISE-DENNIS, Deceased, whose date of death was January 9, 2018, File Number 2018-CP-000042, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3r d Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s Attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this Notice has been served must be filed their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR MONTHS AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is: September 21, 2018. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Robert L. Dennis Post Office Box 208 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Attorney for Petitioner: ROBERT H. Grizzard, II, P.A. BY: ROBERT H. GRIZZARD, II, ESQ. Florida bar No: 192466 232 N. Massachusetts Avenue Post Office Box 992 Lakeland, Florida 33802 863-682-8181 RHGrizzardLaw@ix.netcom.com 287097 ON 9/21,28/2018 ACROSS 1 Gobbled down 6 IRS enforcer 10 Galaxy Tab rival 14 Memory slip 15 Lifeboat movers 16 Indian bridal dress 17 Hard-to-please diva 19 Money for the pot 20 Beast of burden 21 TriCLEAN gasoline brand 22 Skin ink, casually 23 Holder of odds and ends 25 Bless you!Ž trigger 28 Penne __ vodka: pasta dish 29 Hider in a haystack 31 Former Tonight ShowŽ announcer Hall 32 Religious offshoot 34 Like pages worth bookmarking 36 Pueblo-dwelling tribe 39 Tart taste 40 Pesto thickeners 44 Short race 47 Hubbub 48 Full of pluck 51 Bring up 53 Spot to enjoy oysters and clams 55 Way back when 57 Have 58 Origami bird 59 Windy City superstation 60 Bear whose bed was too hard 62 Dine together, and a hint to this puzzles circles 64 Deadlocked 65 In __: with all judges present 66 Diciembre follower 67 Granny 68 Help, as a fugitive 69 Cheryl and Diane DOWN 1 Llama cousin 2 Ankle bones 3 New Testament letter 4 Branch of the mil. 5 Cobbler fruit 6 Play the flute 7 Botched up 8 River under the Ponte Vecchio 9 Federal hushhush org. 10 Sci-fi writer Asimov 11 Cat with black fur 12 Statues and sculptures 13 Conk out 18 Gorilla expert Fossey 22 Famous last words? 24 Hidden store 25 Pond plant 26 Poem of tribute 27 Like 2015 30 Point 33 Polynesian archipelago native 35 Lab gelatins 37 Contented kitty sound 38 Lord, is __?Ž 40 Target score in Mario GolfŽ 41 Mrs. McKinley 42 Sign on a new store 43 Synthetic rubber compound 45 Kelp, e.g. 46 Gaunt from exertion 49 Law that incited a 1773 Boston revolt 50 Pull hard 52 Sonata movements 54 Master, in Swahili 56 One resisting authority 58 Chesapeake Bay crustacean 60 Cattle holder 61 SelmaŽ director DuVernay 62 Marketing majors deg. 63 MessengerŽ molecule By C.C. Burnikel 2016 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 03/29/16 03/29/16 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO www.newszap.com& click on classifieds Crossword Puzzle BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY Contact a member of our Sales Team for an opportunity to place your ad in the best,

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