Citation
Okeechobee news

Material Information

Title:
Okeechobee news
Uniform Title:
Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
Place of Publication:
Okeechobee, FL
Publisher:
Independent Newspapers Inc., Katrina Elsken - Publisher\Editor
Creation Date:
January 1, 2005
Publication Date:
Frequency:
Daily
regular
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates:
27.227224 x -80.830785

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note:
Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Copyright Okeechobee News. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
003642554 ( ALEPH )
72823230 ( OCLC )
2006229435 ( LCCN )

Related Items

Preceded by:
Daily Okeechobee news

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text

PAGE 1

14.66 feetLast Year: 16.27 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. 116 Friday, September 28, 2018 50¢ plus tax 3Roundabout plan draws criticism 10Swimming lessons save lives Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ Courtesy photoVolunteers join in cleanup at Okeechobee Battle“eldOn Saturday, Sept. 22, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park led an event at the Okeechobee Battle“eld Historic State Park as part of National Public Lands Day. The purpose of the event was to connect the community to their local public lands by handpulling exotic plants, cleaning up trash and restoring a butter”y garden. The event was largely made up of volunteers from the Okeechobee Battle“eld Friends, Rotary Club of Okeechobee, Okeechobee Youth Development Center, Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce, AmeriCorps and Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park employees. There were 41 community volunteers, six visitors and “ve staff in attendance who contributed about 200 volunteer hours restoring this beautiful state park. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenPaula Daniel (left) presented Debbie Clements (right) with the Friend of 4-H Award at the Sept. 22 4-H awards banquet at Okeechobee High School. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News It all started with a Holstein calf named Twinkle. Twinkle was not the biggest or best calf in the barn, but the little girl w ould not be swayed as she insisted she wanted the little black and white bovine for her very “rst 4-H project. Months later, Twinkle, raised with love and care, came home from the county fair with a white ribbon, the lowest ranking. But over the next 20 years she produced calves that helped pay for the little girls college education. And the little girl, who w ent on to become a county extension agent, often said as an agent she was happier to see a blue ribbon 4-Her with a white ribbon animal than a white ribbon 4-Her with a blue ribbon animal. On Sept. 22, Okeechobee County 4-H honored Debbie Clements, who retired May 1 from her post as the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension Agent, with the Friend of 4-H Award. She had been the county 4-H agent since 1995. When members and volunteers were asked why they chose Mrs. Debbie as their Okeechobee County Friend of 4-H, the responses were magnanimous,Ž said Paula Daniel, the new Okeechobee County 4-H Debbie Clements honored by 4-HSee CLEMENTS „ Page 5

PAGE 2

Special to the Lake Okeechobee News OKEECHOBEE „ The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County (EOC) will host a Head Start Community Read W eek from Oct. 22 to Oct. 26. The EOC invites members of the community to come to a Head Start classroom in either Indian River or Okeechobee County and read to the children. Last year, 37 v olunteer readers participated. With just a half-hour of your time, you can truly brighten these childrens day and help them develop a love for read ing,Ž said EOC Executive Director Angela Davis-Green. Anyone interested in volunteering to read should contact Nancy McCurry to schedule a date, time and location. She can be reached by phone or text at 772-2057650 or email at nmccurry@eoco“rc.net. Head Start is a free, full-day and full-year early childhood development program for at-risk, low-income children 3 to 5 years old. Head Start prepares children for school readiness. The program provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, dental and family engagement services to improve the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. All EOC Head Start Centers have earned the National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation. EOC is a community action agency serving Indian River and Okeechobee counties. EOC works to transition at-risk individuals and families from poverty to self-suf“ciency through its agency programs and public/private partnerships. EOC has a successful track record of providing high-quality programs and services to economically disadvantaged children and families. For more information, or to make a donation, visit www.eoco“rc.net.2 Lake Okeechobee News September 28, 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 Family-Owned & Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 € Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech & Out-Patient erapy € Long-Term Nursing Care Available 24/7 € Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing € Delicious Meals € Fun & Stimulating Activities Five-Star Rated We Love to Care! Okeechobee Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226 Recognized as one of Americas top surgeons105 NE 19th Drive • Okeechobee, FL 34972 863.623.4486 (voice) 863.623.4487 (fax) www.sainnovalsurgical.com Today: Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 90F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Clear skies with a few passing clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.Extended ForecastSaturday: Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 91F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night: A mostly clear sky. Low 72F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 89F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low 72F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph Okeechobee Forecast Volunteers needed for Head Start Community Read Week Oct. 22-26 Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsDrama Club at RotaryDebbie Raulerson of the OHS Drama Club … OHS Thespian Troupe 7319 was the guest speaker for the Rotary Club on Sept. 25. She was also the past recipient of Rotarys mini-grant last year. The troupes next production will be The Diary of Anne Frank,Ž which is scheduled for Oct. 11-13 at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee high schools auditorium. Additionally, there will be a Let Me Be MyselfŽ exhibit from The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, prior to the show at 6 p.m. in the OHS Media Center. She brought two of the actors, Autumn as Anne Frank and Cristian as Otto Frank (Annes father), to speak about the play. They were very moved and touched by the story, which reminds us of our past and speaks to the intolerance re”ected in todays society. It was evident that they are very passionate about their roles. Please support the program! For ticket information, contact Ms. Raulerson at 863-462-5025, extension 8011. Pictured are Leah Suarez, Autumn Cross, Cristian Suarez and Debbie Raulerson. Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon at Golden Corral. Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsThe EOC invites members of the community to come to a Head Start classroom in either Indian River or Okeechobee County and read to the children.

PAGE 3

September 28, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 3 By Katrina ElskenLake Okeechobee News Okeechobee County commissioners are less than enthusiastic about the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) plan for a roundabout on U.S. 441 S.E. at Southeast 18th Terrace. The commissioners agree the intersection is dangerous. Between 2011 and 2013, there were 14 recorded crashes at that intersection, three with injuries and 11 with property damage, according to FDOT. At the Sept. 25 county commission meeting, Nicolas Leon, FDOT project engineer, said FDOT considered a traf“c signal for the intersection, but their study found a roundabout would increase safety and improve traf“c ”ow. According to the 2014 FDOT Memorandum titled Phase 1 Roundabout Feasibility ScreeningŽ: € A roundabout has the potential to prov ide safety bene“ts including a reduction in all crashes by 71 percent and a reduction in severe (injury and fatal crashes) by 87 percent. Over a 10-year period, a roundabout has the potential to reduce a total of 10 crashes, with four of those being fatal or injury. € A signal has the potential to reduce all crashes by 50 percent and injury/fatal crashes by 40 percent. This results in the potential to reduce a total of seven crashes, w ith three of those being fatal or injury over a 10-year period. Mr. Leon said the estimated cost of the project is $1.9 million. Were going to be approaching property owners soon about right of way,Ž he said. Commission Chairman Terry Burroughs asked the cost of a turn signal instead of the roundabout. He said with additional costs, the project will probably be closer to $2.9 million. Mr. Burroughs said roundabouts work well in some places but he does not think it is the right choice for that intersection. Thats a major thoroughfare cut-through road to downtown,Ž he said. We have a lot of older folks who live there. I am not against roundabouts; I am just against roundabouts in that particular area. You have trucks, people pulling trailers, all kinds of things going down U.S. 441,Ž he said. People who live in that area are not real happy about this,Ž he said. Mr. Leon said the speed limit on U.S. 441 S.E. in that area is 45 mph. The roundabout speed limit would be 25 mph and the design forces drivers to slow down, he said. He said the design allows curbing, which helps the semis make the turns. He said in other areas they have put in roundabouts, it has worked well for the trucks. My concern is with seasonal people who tend to be elderly and pulling boats behind them,Ž said Commissioner Kelly Owens. I see them handling this roundabout not nearly as effectively as they would a signal. If we look at the cost of what a signal would be, I think there is a signi“cant difference,Ž she continued. She asked what would happen if property owners dont want to sell right of way. Mr. Leon responded that FDOT would have to acquire the right of way through the judicial process. That may turn into an issue and delay the process,Ž said Commissioner Owens. Putting a traf“c signal in would be a much faster process, she said. What we know about our local community and the drivers who go through that intersection, we may have a better handle in what is going to work for our community,Ž she said. A lot of seniors will get in that thing and wind up going the wrong direction,Ž said Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. Cost-wise and time-wise, this problem could be solved a lot faster,Ž he said. From what I have read, roundabouts reduce traf“c fatalities,Ž said Commissioner Bradley Goodbread. He said start-and-stop traf“c is most dangerous. Mr. Leon said roundabouts eliminate left turn movements, which are the most severe crashes. Commissioner David Hazellief said he has seen a video with testimonies from trucking companies on how it helped the traf“c ”ow in Polk County FDOT is going to do what they want to do,Ž said Chairman Burroughs. See you at Pier II.Ž A public hearing about the roundabout plan is set for Oct. 16 at the Pier II Resort, 2200 U.S. 441 S.E. Open house will be from 5 to 6 p.m. The hearing will start at 6 p.m. Questions arise regarding roundabout plan By Chris FelkerLake Okeechobee News OKEECHOBEE „ With the sudden death Sept. 23 of their candidate running for the 17th Congressional District of Florida seat in the U.S. House, Democratic Party chairmen in the nine counties partly or wholly inside the district will talk in a conference call on Saturday, Sept. 29, about picking a replace ment for her. April Freeman of Cape Coral, whod won 77 percent of the vote to Bill Pollards 23 percent in the Aug. 28 Democratic primary to win the nomination, suffered an apparent heart attack and died at her home on Sunday night, according to an announcement that her husband, David, posted on her personal Facebook page. Mrs. Freeman, a movie and television producer, was opposing Republican nominee Greg Steube in the Nov. 6 general election for the seat representing parts or all of Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, Lee, Okeechobee, Polk and Sarasota counties. Her name still will appear on ballots in the nine counties, however, because absentee slates already have been mailed to some overseas and military voters. The Florida Democratic Party released a statement Monday stating: We are incredibly saddened ... April put her heart and soul into her community „ and was dedicated to making a better future for all Floridians. Her work ethic and passion was an inspiration to all of us. It is a tremendous loss to the Democratic Party and to all who knew her.Ž State law speci“es that the party chairmen from the 17th Districts nine counties must choose a substitute candidate within “ve days of being noti“ed by the state chairman. Tom Rooney, who now represents District 17 in Congress, did not “le to seek re-election. Mr. Steube said on his Facebook page Monday afternoon that he was suspending his campaign events for a week to honor the late Mrs. Freemans memory. I respect her service to our community and admire her commitment to the causes she cared about,Ž he posted. The Okeechobee County Democratic Executive Committee chairman, Weston Harvey, called her death a terribleŽ loss. Its really unfortunate, especially after all the hard work everybody did and all of her supporters, for something like that to happen, and especially when we have a good candidate. Its a terrible thing. Such is life ... and the process must continue.Ž State law speci“es that the party chairmen from the 17th Districts nine counties now must choose a substitute candidate within “ve days of being noti“ed by the state chairman. Mr. Harvey said hed spoken with State Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo on Wednesday morning, which gives them through next Tuesday to pick the replacement. She was getting in contact with us to let us know the process,Ž he explained. What happens is, of the nine counties in the congressional district, theyll be on the conference call, chairmen or state committee men. The Florida party is going to facilitate ƒ everything. Everyone whos interested thats thrown in their hat will have a chance to speak their piece. After such, either state committee people or chairmen „ Im not sure which; that will be up to the Florida party „ will decide (who will be the new nominee).Ž Mr. Harvey said Mrs. Freeman had the partys full support and that he wasnt picking sides on any potential candidate. The only thing I dont know is, what vetting does the candidate have to go through. These people that are wanting to run, before they can be picked by us, do they need to be pre-vetted through the supervisors of elections? Thats one thing that I asked. They were going to get back to us on that,Ž he “nished. Candidate Freeman dies; Democratic chairmen to confer on a replacement Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsApril Freeman

PAGE 4

4 Lake Okeechobee News September 28, 2018 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: From the Okeechobee County School District The Okeechobee County School District is participating in the Sandy Hook Promise. Start with Hello! This program enables students to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun and impactful way by encouraging them to take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion, and to identify and help others who are showing signs of social isolation. Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely or treated like you are invisible. Young people who are isolated can become victims of bullying, violence and depression. As a result, many further pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development or choose to hurt themselves or others. We can change this! Start With Hello Week is this week, Sept. 24-28. Start With Hello Week brings attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation and empowers young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school, youth organization and community. Start With Hello Week raises awareness and educates students and the community through Start With Hello trainings, advertising, activities, public proclamations, media events, student contests and school awards. Participation in Start With Hello Week is free. Start With Hello Week is organized by Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonpro“t organization based in Newtown, Conn. Sandy Hook Promise is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed the lives of 20 “rst-graders and six educators. They are focused on preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals. Local educators recently attended the “rst in a series of trainings with representatives from the Sandy Hook Promise. During Start With Hello Week, each elementary school will be receiving a Buddy Bench,Ž which is a simple idea to help eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. It shares the important message of inclusion and kindness for children who need to “nd a friend. Each school has additional activities planned as part of this special week „ mak e sure to ask your child and talk with them about the importance of saying hello. To learn more about the Sandy Hook Promise and Start With Hello Week, visit sandyhookpromise.org/swhw. Students are encouraged to start with hello Guest commentary Publlic Forum/Speak Out Roundabout€ I would think a traf“c signal would be MUCH more appropriate at the intersection of U.S. 441 Southeast and Southeast 18th Terrace, especially since 441 is a FEDERAL highway! Emergency vehicles slowing to navigate the roundabout is a concern, as is the nonstop traf“c headed to the west coast of Florida during hurricanes.Ž „ Anonymous € I know roundabouts work very well in some communities, especially where the general population is used to the idea. But we have so many winter residents from all over the country who are driving along U.S. 441, and if they are not used to how a roundabout works, it could be a big mess. I think a light would be much less expensive for the taxpayers and it would also improve safety at that intersection. There are also a lot of big trucks on that road, and it could be frightening for a senior citizen to be in the roundabout with a truck and they dont know what they are supposed to do or if the truck will yield. What is needed is a protected left turn signal, which could be put in at less expense and also much more quickly. A roundabout is a lot of expensive construction work, plus buying right-ofway.Ž „ K. BookerOutfall€ The cities on the coast have sewage spills and treated wastewater going into the ocean, and then they blame Lake Okeechobee releases for their environmental problems. Unbelievable! The coastal media should do their job and focus on the environmental problems in their own back yards. People are not going to clean up their own mess so long as the media keeps telling them the problem is Lake Okeechobee.Ž „ S. Jones Letter to the Editor It is not funny; yes, it is shocking!Human beings never cease to amaze me! When we see headlines of shocking news,Ž of course, it gets our immediate undivided attention. Isnt there enough shocking real news in the media? It seems that is not enough; our Okeechobee of“cials have to createŽ something that I “nd pitiful to say the least, to draw attention and to raise money, and that is referring to your article about tasing. I cannot describe all of my emotions about this but “nd it disgusting. What will man think of next, to get attention and money? Joyce Bussell Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are regularly scheduled in the Okeechobee area: € Monday through Friday: noon open meetings at First United Methodist Church. 200 N.W. Second St.; € Monday, 6:30 a.m., closed meeting at Okeechobee Christian Church 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace (Wolff Road); € Monday at 6:30 p.m. open meeting at, Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott; € Tuesday at 8 p.m. closed discussion meeting at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St.; € Wednesday at 8 p.m. closed mens meeting at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St.; € Wednesday, at 7 p.m., a speakers meeting at Detox of South Florida, 608 N.E. Second Ave.; and € Thursday, noon, closed Step Study, at Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. € Thursday at 6 p.m., open womens meeting at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. € Thursday at 8 p.m., Big Book meeting at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. € Friday at 8 p.m., speaker meeting at Church of Our Saviour 200 N.W. Third St.; € Saturday at 7:30p.m., closed meeting at Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312N. Parrott; € Sunday at 7:30 p.m., open meeting, Step Study, at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. AA meetings held regularly in Okeechobee

PAGE 5

Special to the Lake Okeechobee News WEST PALM BEACH „ The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board on Sept. 25 approved the districts $813.9 million budget for the 20182019 “scal year that begins Oct. 1. This budget invests millions in ”ood control to protect 8.1 million South Florida residents through maintenance and improvements to our ”ood control system. Additionally, it provides a signi“cant investment to restore Floridas Everglades through the funding of construction projects. The budget also rewards our employees for their hard work and keeps their health insurance premiums from rising,Ž said Governing Board Vice Chair Melanie Peterson. Once again, the districts budget accomplishes all of this without increasing taxes.Ž The Governing Board passed a rolled backŽ property tax rate that takes advantage of the increases in property values and new construction to generate tax revenue. The reduced rate for the 15 counties of the Okeechobee Basin is $29.36 for every $100,000 of taxable value, down from $31. The reduced tax rate for the Big Cypress Basin in Collier County is $24.40 for every $100,000 of taxable value, down from $25.45. The budget is also funded by $337.1 million in state funding. More than half the expenditures under this budget are dedicated to restoration and public works. This includes $146 million to continue work on the massive Caloosahatchee (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir in Hendry County, protecting the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary. The budget also includes $36 million to further SFWMD passes rolled back tax millageSeptember 28, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 5 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Library recess 7 Brief amt. of time 11 Karaoke need, briefly 14 Slanted 15 With 34-Across, concert band instrument 16 Big fuss 17 Parody involving molten rock? 19 Sneaky job 20 APA member?: Abbr. 21 Med. test 22 Eight-time co-star of Joan Crawford 24 Teeth: Pref. 27 Note 28 Wind gods whaling weapon? 33 Crybaby 34 See 15-Across 35 Arctic flier 36 Stalling-for-time syllables 37 Honor earned by 27 Super Bowl QBs 39 Light lead-in 41 Scoreboard fig. 42 Director Preminger 44 It borders It. 46 Sparkling wit 48 Blubbering Belgian? 51 8th-century Japanese capital 52 Runs while standing 53 Try a new color on 55 June portrayer in Henry & JuneŽ 56 Repeat, but more softly each time 60 First name in shipping 61 Hollywood harlequin? 65 Java 66 Eclectic quarterly digest 67 Hard to read, maybe 68 Animal in some fables 69 He says to Cordelia, Thy truth, then, be thy dowerŽ 70 Cerebral __ DOWN 1 __ breve 2 Pastures 3 Home team at Clevelands The QŽ 4 Uninterrupted 5 Mph 6 Former PBS host LeShan 7 Place setting items 8 Tough march 9 1940s stage for Ike 10 __ eel 11 Apple with a Force Touch trackpad 12 Fan club focus 13 Lane-closing sight 18 Physical leader? 23 Gear on stage 25 Kind of tchr. 26 Buddhist state 27 Klingers first name on M*A*S*HŽ 28 Vital supply line 29 Where to find Java 30 Magic show prop 31 __ the cold 32 Democratic donkey drawer 33 Litter cry 38 Wrinkly little dog 40 __ Royale, Michigan 43 Skin care brand 45 Pool party? 47 Be the subject of, as a painting 49 Furious 50 Not much at all 53 Indian noble 54 Love deity 55 Forearm bone 57 Egyptian Christian 58 The thing with feathers / That perches in the soulŽ: Dickinson 59 Cameo stone 62 Suburban trailer? 63 The Trojans of the Pac-12 64 AliceŽ spinoff By Matt Skoczen 2016 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 03/31/16 03/31/16 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Extension agent. Comments from the nominations included: € Mrs. Debbie has given years of selfless dedication to our youth. € She was an amazing 4-H agent and taught many what it is all about. € She has been the pillar of 4-H for many years. Her dedication and love for 4-H has been seen by the community and all of the 4-H leaders and volunteers.Ž € She always had time to listen and treated everyone fairly.Ž All of these comments about one individual make it a true blessing to have had Mrs. Debbie as part of Okeechobee County 4-H, from her past contributions to the ones that live on inside each one of us, because she has touched and continues to touch a part of everyones heart. We have gained, and 4-H has gained a friend in 4-H because of Mrs. Debbie. 4-H is a better place because of those that she has spoken to, helped or guided during her career as our 4-H agent,Ž Mrs. Daniel said. 4-H has been something that has been very important to me since I was 10 years old,Ž said Mrs. Clements. She said her mother was a 4-H volunteer, and she eagerly awaited her 10th birthday (the minimum age limit at the time) to join 4-H. Her “rst 4-H calf was her birthday present. Twinkle started my opportunities in 4-H,Ž she said. She was a white-ribbon heifer from the old McArthur Farm in Palm Beach County. Twinkle taught me a lot. She lived about 20 years and had a lot of Holstein calves that helped pay for my college. 4-H gave me opportunities a little girl from Belle Glade would never have otherwise had,Ž she said. I learned people were important,Ž Mrs. Clements said. You wanted to do your best because you wanted them to be proud of you.Ž CLEMENTSContinued From Page 1 Gov. Rick Scotts ambitious Restoration Strategies plan to complete Everglades water quality restoration and $61 million for dispersed water management partnerships that store water on public and private lands. Approximately $283 million is dedicated to operations and maintenance of land and works. This includes $62 million to refurbish and maintain elements of the districts ”ood control system and $30 million to “ght invasive plants and animals on district-owned land. In the Big Cypress Basin (BCB), the $15.2 million budget includes $5.6 million to construct capital projects and $3.4 million to operate BCBs ”ood control system in Collier County. The BCB Board is proud to once again serve Collier County families and businesses and advance necessary capital projects for restoration through the passing of the 2018-2019 budget,Ž said SFWMD Governing Board member and Big Cypress Basin Governing Board Chairman Rick Barber. Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding “nes are doubled in work zones. Travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial 511Ž from their phone to learn about traf“c con ditions on major roadways across the state. Roadwork planned next week includes the following: € NW 6th Street from U.S. 98 to NW 12th Avenue: Construction project: Crews w ill improve drainage along NW 6th Street from U.S. 98 to NW 12th Avenue. Additional improvements include constructing a new stormwater pond, constructing a closed storm drain system, and restoring existing roadway pavement, driveways and roadside slopes disturbed during con struction. Lane closures on U.S. 98, NW 6th Street and NW 18th Avenue will be required during construction. € U.S. 441 south from Park Street (SR 70) to SW 32nd Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews are installing repairing sidewalks on the southbound side of South Parrott Avenue (SR 15). Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. € U.S. 441 from south of NE 304 Street to the Osceola County Line: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway at U.S. 441between NE 304 Street and the Osceola County line. The contractor will also replace the drainage pipe at U.S. 441 and NW 358 Boulevard, install signage and pavement markings and improve the road shoulders. Watch for crews and equipment working close to the road. € SR 70 from SW 78th Terrace to North Parrott Avenue/U.S. 441 from SR 70 to Osceola County: Maintenance permit project: Utility work will be close to the roadway in urban areas but further away in rural areas. Please use caution in these areas and watch for crews working close to the roadway. Road Watch

PAGE 6

6 Okeechobee News September 28, 2018Tracy Lynn Rivers, 55LAKEPORT „ Tracy Lynn Rivers died Sept. 24, 2018. She was born Feb. 19, 1963 in Naples. A resident of Lakeport for four years, she was a member of Church of God in Ft. Myers. She loved her dog, Bobo, dearly. Ms. Rivers was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Rivers. She is survived by her mother, Betty Rivers, of Lakeport; sons, Brandon Harvey, o f Georgia, and JR Scruggs, of North Carolina; brother, Chris Rivers; sister, Lori Rivers, both of Lakeport; grandson, Matthew Lee Harvey; aunt, Mary Jo Teter, of Ft. Myers; uncle, David Chapman (Kay), of Lakeport; nephew, David; niece, Amber; and cousins, Beverley Cass, Billy Cass, Mark Stancel, and Greg Stancel (Lori). Visitation will be 2 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at Maple Grove Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Ortona Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message o f condolence may sign the register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Patricia Pat Wood, 78OKEECHOBEE „ Patricia PatŽ Wood died Sept. 27, 2018. She was born Aug. 25, 1940 in Rome, York to the late Clarence and Ena May (Wheeler) Peabody. A resident of Okeechobee since 2008, she had worked at Publix and was a member of the Ea gles, VFW, and Moose Lodge. She was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed Pogo and games on the computer. Mrs. Wood is survived by her husband, Robert Wood; sister, Lorraine Angle, of New York; niece, Kimberly Lori Scott; nephew, Hicke y Lang Ertly, of New York; and best friends, Dolores and Bill Trudell. No services will be held at this time. Those wishing to leave a message o f condolence may sign the register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Jody Allen Carter, 58OKEECHOBEE „ Jody Allen Carter died Sept. 25, 2018. He was born Feb. 25, 1960 in Pahokee. He loved gardening, hog hunt ing, cutting cabbage, and riding horses. He w orked hauling hay, building fences, driv ing tractors, and most any ranch work. A true cowboy, he was also v ery outgoing. Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mae Leitner and Oscar Leitner. He is survived by his parents, Richard Carter and Leola Carter; brothers, Jeffrey Dane Carter, David Earl Carter (Linda), and Don Calvin Carter; stepchildren, Otis Lee (Susan Schoff), Bobby Shears, and Holly Shears; uncles, Dan and Cecil; nieces, Abigail Carter, Shawne Carter, and Sheri Ann Carter; nephew, Sam Carter; close friends, Freddy Tommie and Michael Starnes; and many other friends. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Those wishing to leave a message o f condolence may sign the register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com. ObituariesLegion will host dinnerOn Friday, Sept. 28 come and enjoy dinner at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Everyone is welcome. Dinner will be “sh, shrimps or chicken and french fry baskets, for a $6 donation and is served from 5 until 8 p.m. with music from 6 to 9 p.m. For information, call 863-763-5309.VFW offers steak dinnerAt Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., enjoy a steak dinner served from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 They are now taking reservations for their Christmas Bazar call Peggy at 863-532-2144 for information.BHR Moose serves cat“shThe Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, 1016 Linda Road, offers all-you-can-eat cat“sh on Friday, Sept. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a donation of $10. The public is welcomed.BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 E. State Road 78, 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 dessert. Live music by Travis. Proceeds bene“ts homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882.Oasis Lounge opensThe Okeechobee Shrine Club Oasis Lounge, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., will be open this Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. For the “rst hour all drinks are $1 off. There will be chicken wings and hot dogs for sale. Popcorn is free! For information, call Keith at 863-643-2682.Gospel concert scheduledThe Southern gospel trio Midnight Cry will be in 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.Moose serves pizzaBuckhead Ridge Moose, 1016 Linda Road will serve pizza and subs for dine-in or takeout on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. For information call 863-763-2250.VFW Riders serve mealsThe VFW Riders will serve a full breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and chicken wings at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 E. State Road 78. Proceeds bene“ts veterans services. For information, call 863-4672882.VFW hosts bingoVeterans Foreign Wars Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bingo Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29 Lunch will be served.Ladies serve breakfastThe Ladies AMVETS will serve a full breakfast Sunday, Sept. 30 8:30-11 a.m. at the VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East. Proceeds bene“ts veterans services. For information, call 863-467-2882.Legion opens Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo on Sept. 30 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 Moose serve breakfastThe Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, 1016 Linda Road, will offer a full breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 8 to 11 a.m. The public is welcomed.Eagles serve up dinnerCypress Hut Eagles, 4701 S.E. U.S. 441, on Friday, Sept. 28 the Aerie will serve a surf and turf dinner at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by Dennis at 7 p.m. Join them Saturday, Sept. 29, they will have music by The Harpers at 6 p.m. A sing and dance along will be set for Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. with music by Rick and Julie. For information, call 863-467-1154. More Community Events can be found at OkeechobeeNews.net in the Communit y section.

PAGE 7

By Cathy WombleLake Okeechobee News It is pretty easy to sit behind a keyboard and feel safe, but danger lurks beyond the screen. Nowadays, the list of cyber-related crimes ranges from cyber-bullying to data theft to “nancial extortion to identity theft to child pornography to child grooming. We w ould like to believe that because we are in our own homes we can safely do as we please, but in reality, when we connect our computers to the outside world, we are no longer in our own homes. We need to behave as if we are in the middle of a crowded mall where anyone can see everything we do. There is no way to keep information completely safe on the internet, but there are things you can do to make it more secure.FacebookYou can set your Facebook page so that only your friends can see your posts. To do this, go to your home page and click on the tiny arrow on the far right side at the top of the page. Scroll down to settings and click on it. Now, on the far left, click on the privacy tab. At the top of the page it should read, who can read your future posts.Ž You want this to read friends. If it doesnt, click on edit, and change it to friends. Then click on close. Now your page is private. One reason to keep it this way is to prevent people from stealing your pictures and setting up fake pages using your identity. If you have children, you dont want pedophiles having free access to pictures of your kids, either. For the same reason, you should never accept a friend request from a stranger. Facebook itself has suggestions to keep you safer as y ou use their site: € Protect your password by never using it on other sites and never sharing it with others. € Use their security features. € Keep your email accounts secure. € When using a public computer, always log out when you “nish your session. € Keep your anti-virus and “rewalls up to date € Be very cautious about downloading anything.Banking or shoppingIf you are going to do any online banking, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recommends you buy a good anti-virus software program. Do not rely on the free versions. You also need to keep your “rewall turned on and install and update antispyware. If you are putting your credit card information on websites, pay attention to whether the website is secure or not. You can tell by whether the http is followed by an sŽ or not. SŽ means secure; no sŽ means not secure. When shopping online, you can Google the company to get reviews. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. A Kitchenaid mixer that normally sells for $200 being advertised for $49 should raise some red ”ags. You can also “nd out by Googling if the company you are planning to order from is based in China. That great deal might not seem so great if you have to wait a month for it to arrive.FraudThere are many variations out there. Some involve convincing an unwitting victim that one of their loved ones has been kidnapped or is in another country and urgently needs them to send money. One of the easiest ways to spot this as a scam is the urgency of the request. The person asking for the money never gives you time to think, because they know that if you have time to think or to ask for advice, they have lost you. They need to reel you in immediately so they tell you they need the money within the hour or something horrible will happen. Another variation of this one is the email or call from the IRS telling you that you owe money and that you must immediately wire money or go to jail. If someone refuses you time to think, to talk to family or to a lawyer, it is a scam. No legitimate company is ever going to do that. Call the police. According to USA.gov, there are several places set up for reporting cyber crime: € The FBIs Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) „ ic3.gov; € Federal Trade Commissions FTC Complaint Assistant „ftccomplaintassistant.gov; € econsumer.gov; and, € The United States Department of Justice „ justice.gov.Child GroomingOnline grooming is de“ned as building an online relationship with a young person with the intention of tricking them or pressuring them into performing a sexual act. Jamesmadison.org lists six common places where grooming occurs: 1. social networking websites; 2. instant messaging apps; 3. photo sharing apps and sites, like Instagram; 4. chat rooms; 5. dating apps; and, 6. online gaming sites. According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, any child can be a victim. If you suspect a child is being groomed, you can report it to the Internet Watch Foundation, iwf.org.uk/, or the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, ceop.police. uk/. The best deterrent, especially for younger children, is to keep the computer use out in the family area rather than in a bedroom so that parents can better monitor the things said and done online. The FBI has several safety tip for kids: € Never give out personal information such as address, phone number, school, etc. € Never send a picture of yourself over the internet. € Never write to someone who makes you feel nervous or afraid. € Tell your parents immediately if you read or hear something that makes you uncomfortable or afraid. € Never meet someone without your parents permission. € Remember that the person you are talking to might be a 50-year-old man pretending to be a 12-year-old girl. Although this story doesnt cover all the dangers that lurk online, most of the solutions are similar. Use common sense, an anti-virus, a “rewall and strong passwords, and your chances of becoming a victim go down signi“cantly.September 28, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 7 By Cathy WombleLake Okeechobee News Two children were reportedly endangered Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, when Hector Alvarez Jr. allegedly began punching their mother in the face while she was driving, according to an Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce (OCSO) report. According to OCSO Deputy Ben Vuleta, the childrens mother stated that as she and the children were traveling with Hector Alvarez Jr., he began asking her for money. She went on to explain that Alvarez became angry when she refused to give him any and started punching her in the face multiple times, causing injuries to her face. The woman was able to pull into a driveway and began honking her horn to try to get the person inside to come out to help her. The report states that the resident looked out the window and witnessed Hector Alvarez strike the woman in the face, at which time Hector Alvarez got out of the car and walked down the street. In the report, Deputy Vuleta stated that he could see visible injuries, including swelling above her right eye and a cut over her lip. Deputy Vuleta offered to call for medical services, and the woman agreed, but after being checked over, she declined to go to the hospital. She told Deputy Vuleta that she wanted to pursue criminal charges, and she “lled out a complaint af“davit and signed it. Deputy Vuleta then took pictures of the womans face. Deputy Vuleta arrested Alvarez and charged him with two counts of child neglect without great harm and one misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. Because children were involved, a copy of the report was sent to the Florida Department of Children and Families. Children endangered by uncle Protect yourself from cyber-related crimes 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 Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Ethan Lane King, 23, N.E.6th Street, Okeechobee, was arrested on Sept. 20 by OCSO Deputy Tyler Ott on four counts of violating probations and one count of falsely embossing or altering a credit card. € Eugenio G. Guzman, 49, N.W.42nd Avenue, Okeechobee, was arrested on Sept. 20 by OCSO Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on one count of using a false name or ID, one count of possession of burglary tools, one count burglary of a conveyance unarmed, and one count grand theft less than $5,000. € Jeremiah Payne, address unknown, was arrested on Sept. 21 by Special Agent Steven Harris on one charge of bribery, one charge of possession of a controlled substance, one charge of attempted introduction of contraband, and one charge of possession of marijuana under 30 grams. € Reginald Collins Freeman Jr., 34, Lehigh Acres, was arrested Sept.21 by OCSO Deputy Brian Cross on one count of possession of methamphetamine. He was released on a $5,000 bond. € Deandre Shaquill Luster, 22, Lehigh Acres, was arrested Sept.21 by OCSO Deputy Brian Cross on one count of possession of methamphetamine. He was released on a $2,500 bond. € George Danny Martinez, 22, 36th Avenue, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 21 by OCSO Deputy Steven Pollock and charged with DUI, Alcohol or drugs. He was released after paying a bond of $500. € James Ryan Ward, 17, N.E. 11th Street, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 22 by OCSO Deputy Jonathan Gove and charged with possession of cocaine. He was released into the custody of his parent or guardian. € Vinson Edward Gonzalez, 46, N.E. 36th Street, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 24 by OCSO Deputy Jonathan Gove on one felony charge of burglary with assault or battery and two misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and resisting arrest without violence. Bond will be set at his “rst appearance. € Labrissa McDuf“e, 14, State Road 70 E., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 24 by OCSO Deputy Ben Vuleta on one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. She was transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice. €Jason S. Dillon, 32, Linda Road, BHR, was arrested Sept. 25 by OCSO Sergeant Fred Bradley and charged with assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. His bond was set at $500,000. € Darryl Jerome Faniel, 32, Gibsonton, Florida, was arrested Sept. 25 by OCSO Deputy Tyler Ott and charged with battery, inmate on inmate. Bond was set at $10,000. € Hector Alverez Jr., 29, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 25 by OCSO Deputy Ben Vuleta and charged with two counts of child neglect without great harm and one misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. 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. Hector Alvarez Jr. Okeechobee Arrest Report

PAGE 8

8 Lake Okeechobee News September 28, 2018 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 Area churches host special events Believers Fellowship Church 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will offer help to seniors w ho 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. Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene 425 S.W. 28th St., will host in concert the Midnight CryŽ on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. Nondenominational gospel sing: If you 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 nondenominational gathering. The Christ Fellowship Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., will hold a Cancer Support Group on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Group sessions will be a resource for encouragement, education and support. For information, call Judy at 863-532-1721 or email CancerSupportCF@gmail.com. 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 (6th12th 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. We welcome all to our family of friendly people who just seek to show you an outpouring of Gods love. Our service on Sunday starts at 10:30 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. We also invite all to our Wednesday or Sunday evening gathering at 6:30 p.m. The Pentecostals of Okeechobee 405 S.W. 10th Ave., have services on the followings days and times: Sunday school, all ages is at 10 a.m.; Sunday word and worship is at 11 a.m.; Tuesday prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m.; and Wednesday worship, Bible study and kids church is at 7 p.m. Pastor Raymond Warren can be reached at 863-634-4567, email: penteofokee@yahoo. com, www.okeepentecostals.com. Spanish services are also available; call for times of services. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St., would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashioned preaching and singing. The youth band consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as various singing groups. Sunday evening service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study and kids bible club is at 7 p.m. The King James Bible is used. For information, please call 863-763-0669. Check out the Facebook page at www. facebook.com/victorybaptistokee. Church of Our Saviour, Episcopal Church 200 N.W. Third St., would like to extend an invitation for you to come and worship 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 website for more information, churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org, or call the church of“ce Tuesday through Friday 863-763-4843. Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church 1057 S.E. 14th Ct., offers Sunday service at 11 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m., and Bible study on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pastor is Bishop Maurice Alexander. Church phone is 863-467-9355, church email is truthwisdomlove@gmail.com. The Gathering hosts Joy in the MourningŽ a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one, through death or divorce. All are welcome to attend. The support group will meet every Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For more information, call Gretta Spradlin at 863-763-0899. Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce News€ 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 they can prepare. Im sure there will be some bagel tasting too! Hope to see you there. € The next Rise Up With the Chamber will be Tuesday, Oct. 9, and will be held in the Chamber Conference room from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Our host for the morning will be CenturyLink. We will have four scheduled speakers which Mariah will video on live feed and then post their presentations on Facebook. You can “nd them at #ChamberCandidCamera. Lite morning refreshments will be served. Come and learn more about our local businesses and organizations. Its always a great early morning event. Hope to see you here! € Its time once again for the Chamber Business of the Year Awards Luncheon! Since this is the “fth anniversary of the awards we have changed it up, added and generally made the whole event one you wont want to miss. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, join the chamber at 310 S.W. Fifth Ave., First Baptist ROC from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our year in review and the awarding of our esteemed members for all that has been accomplished for the community in 2018 as well as a few surprises! Dont miss out, reserve your seat today. Luncheon tickets are still only $15. Please RSVP at okeechobeebusiness.com or call the chamber at 863-467-6246. € The Chamber of Commerce is proud to be able to provide affordable, monthly Concealed Weapons Classes to our community. This class will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 a.m. meeting at the sheriffs department located at 504 N.W. Fourth St. and concluding around noon. This classes includes classroom and range components to receive your certi“cate at the end of the day. Costs associated with the class is $40 for the one day including certi“cate. Class registration is open until the Thursday before the class unless all 30 spots are “lled. Pre-registration is required and anyone not on the list will have to register for the next months class. Classes run September through May. You can pick up an application at the chamber or “ll out the application online at okeechobeebusiness.com.

PAGE 9

By Katrina ElskenLake Okeechobee News OKEECHOBEE „ The Delagall Foundations plan to expand an after-school program to serve children in the Douglas Brown community moved ahead on Sept. 25 with approval of an agreement by the Okeechobee County Board of Commis sioners. The commissioners agreed to waive the regular facility rental fees, which w ould have totaled $10,800 for the year, and charge only for custodial services and cleaning supplies. The Delagall Foundation will be required to give the county a $250 security deposit, maintain insurance, provide the county w ith regular “nancial updates and meet other legal requirements. Community Services Director Albie Scoggins explained that the Delagall Foundation wants to use the Douglas Brown Center auditorium on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The program does provide a public bene“t for the children in that area,Ž said Mr. Scoggins. He said this use will have very little impact on the scheduling for that center, although there will be times when other groups want to use that building for com munity meetings. Mr. Delagall is going to have to be w illing to work with the county in those regards,Ž he said. Under the regular county schedule, rental fees would be $100 per day for up to three hours use. We will have to have a custodian come in and clean that building because there will be other use of that building by community groups at night or the next morning,Ž Mr. Scoggins explained. The Delagall Foundation will pay $45 per week for custodian service, plus $25 per week for cleaning supplies. Mr. Scoggins said they estimated one hour of cleaning, three times a week at $15 per hour to come up with that weekly fee. He said the county has given nonpro“t groups special rates in the past if they are providing a service to the community. The Delagall Foundation Inc. is a Florida non-pro“t 501(c)(3) whose main goal is to feed Okeechobee school students with food insecurity issues. The objective of the foundation is to make sure that school-aged students are provided meals during the school year during the after-school hours when their only regular source of food may be the free and reduced-cost breakfast and lunch at school. The Delagall Foundation started its after-school program at a church but needs more space to serve more students. They requested use of the Douglas Brown Community Center Auditorium for their after-school program from Oct. 2 to Dec. 14 and Jan. 9 to May 31, 2019. The program will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will also be some Saturday use requested based on the availability of the auditorium. The Delagall Foundation also requested some storage space at the Douglas Brown Community Center for its equipment. I believe there is a public bene“t,Ž said Mr. Scoggins. I believe there is a need. If the program does what it is proposed to deliver, it can be a good thing. After-school hours are critical. It can keep kids out of trouble and give them a place to go,Ž said Mr. Scoggins. I think it is a good investment in the future,Ž said Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. Mr. Scoggins said the county has budgeted funds to replace the ”ooring and repaint the auditorium this year. I will do my very best to have that done over the Christmas break,Ž he said, but added that the county may need some ”exibility on the timing of that project. He said he will try not to displace the Delagall Foundation program, but cannot guarantee it will not be an inconvenience for a day, a week or a couple weeks.Ž Due to the age of the ”oor, we are guessing it could be asbestos tiling due to the age of the ”oor. As soon as we start taking tiles off, we will have a better idea,Ž he said.September 28, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 9 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASEThe Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee County has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last year’s property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy ..............................$699,659 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes ...................$ (16,877) C. Actual property tax levy .................................$716,536 This year’s proposed tax levy .............................$770,995 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 5:01 p.m. Okeechobee County School Board 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Room 303 Okeechobee, Florida 34974 A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. A fter-school program set for Douglas Brown Center Keiser offers mentoringOKEECHOBEE „ The Keiser Universitys Multi-Disciplinary 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.

PAGE 10

10 Lake Okeechobee News September 28, 2018 By Richard MarionLake Okeechobee News When Melissa Peadens children were y oung, she enrolled them in a swimming lesson taught by an Infant Swim Resource (ISR) certi“ed instructor. Twenty-“ve years later, Melissa „ or Missie, as she likes to be called „ would become an ISR certi “ed instructor herself in order to do what she could to help keep kids safe in South Florida. It was when my children were in the ISR class, and I saw the amazing abilities children have in the water when given the chance to learn, that I decided one day I w as going to be an instructor,Ž said Ms. Peaden. Teaching children to be aquatical ly safe, have fun in the water and learn the skills they need to maybe save their life one day, is the best job ever.Ž ISR classes are not your typical swimming lessons. In ISR classes, infants from 6 months up to 12 months of age are taught to hold their breath under water, turn onto their backs and ”oat unassisted. Children 1 though 6 years old are taught to expand from that into a swim-”oat-swim sequence. They learn how to hold their breath underwater, swim with their heads down, roll onto their backs to ”oat, rest, breathe and roll back over to continue swimming until they reach the side of the pool and can crawl out of the water or be rescued by an adult. Missie said her goal is to prevent another child in Okeechobee from drowning. The younger they start, the better,Ž explained Ms. Peaden. Even babies who are not yet walking can have a water accident. Too many children die each year from drowning, and what makes it even more sad is that its preventable. Drowning is the number one cause of death in children under 4, and 70 percent of preschoolers who drown were in the care of both parents at the time of the incident. Thats why Im here. I cant hear of another child drowning, especially in Okeechobee County.Ž According to data gathered by the Florida Department of Children and Families, from 2009 to 2018, “ve children died in Okeechobee from accidental drowning. Sadly, Florida leads the nation in drowning deaths in children between the ages of 1 and 4. Ms. Peaden gives lessons daily, “ve days a week, usually for 10 minutes a day. The classes last around four to eight weeks, depending on the child. Each lesson is uniquely tailored to the childs needs based on a comprehensive assessment and continual monitoring of the childs health and skill attainment. Lessons usually run $100 a week with a registration fee to ISR of $105. Missie said she has some discounts and a limited number of scholarships to help with the “nancial aspect of the lessons as well. Classes can be scheduled in the morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon and in the evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. To contact Missie to get more information or to sign up your child for ISR swim lessons, visit her website at WaterTurkeys. com, email her at M.Peaden@infantswim. com or call or text 863-634-7825. Living in Florida, swimming is a necessary skill,Ž Ms. Peaden observed. It is crazy the amount of people who do not know how to swim. We are surrounded by water. There are rivers, canals, ponds, streams, oceans on all sides, and pools everywhere in our area. Not to mention when we get hit by hurricanes and have ”ooding. A child can drown in just one inch of water. Like I said before, this is completely preventable. This is the best investment you could possibly make for your child.Ž Swimming classes can save your childs life Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsMissie Peaden with two recent graduates of her ISR swim program. Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsStudents of Ms. Peadens swim classes are all smiles as they learn to protect themselves from drowning while having fun at the same time. Special to the Lake Okeechobee News OKEECHOBEE „ Boater Gary Milicevic of LaBelle won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee Sunday, Sept. 23, with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 53 pounds, 2 ounces. For his win, Milicevic earned $8,374. According to post-tournament reports, he caught his “sh near Harney Pond, ”ipping a Medlock Jig in the cloudy and rainy conditions to catch his limits. The top 10 boaters “nished the tournament in: 1st: Gary Milicevic, Labelle, 10 bass, 532, $6,374 + $2,000 Ranger Cup; 2nd: Larry Cahan, East Palatka, 10 bass, 48-0, $2,937; 3rd: Bryan Honnerlaw, Moore Haven, 10 bass, 45-10, $2,057; 4th: Donny Bass, Naples, 10 bass, 40-14, $1,371; 5th: Jared McMillan, Belle Glade, 10 bass, 40-7, $1,175; 6th: Fred Chivington Jr., Welaka, 10 bass, 40-3, $1,077; 7th: Chuck Webb, Sarasota, 10 bass, 39-12, $979; 8th: Jim Joseph, Oakland Park, 10 bass, 39-1, $881; 9th: Chris Keith, Gainesville, 10 bass, 36-13, $783; 10th: Mason Boylan, Melbourne, 10 bass, 36-3, $685. Steve Broughton of Palm Beach Gardens, caught a largemouth weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces „ the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division. The catch earned him the Boater Big Bass award of $780. John Panozzo of Palm Springs, caught a two-day total of nine bass weighing 36 pounds even to win the Co-angler Division and $2,937. The top 10 co-anglers were: 1st: John Panozzo, Palm Springs, nine bass, 36-0, $2,937; 2nd: James Bullard, Glen Saint Mary, nine bass, 33-1, $1,568; 3rd: Vince Owen, Coral Springs, nine bass, 29-12, $979; 4th: Christian Greico, Tampa, 10 bass, 27-0, $685; 5th: Jackie Barber, Cocoa, nine bass, 24-7, $587; 6th: Christopher Gardner, Leesburg, nine bass, 23-0, $538; 7th: Alex Mut, Miami, seven bass, 23-0, $929; 8th: Cody Farnham, Port St. Lucie, 10 bass, 21-15, $441; 9th: General Johnson, Fort Myers, eight bass, 20-13, $392; 10th: Moses Wilson, Clewiston, 10 bass, 20-10, $343. Mut caught the largest largemouth bass in the Co-angler Division weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces „ and earned the Co-angler Big Bass award of $390. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the “ve winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 11-13 BFL Regional Championship on the St. Johns River in Palatka. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will “sh for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard. 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 May 30-June 1 on the Potomac River in Marbury, Md. LaBelle angler wins tourney with 53-pound catch Gary Milicevic

PAGE 11

September 28, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 11

PAGE 12

12 Lake Okeechobee News September 28, 2018 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 Okeechobee News/ Katrina Elsken100 percent record booksOkeechobee County 4-Hers who scored 100 percent on their project record books were honored at the annual banquet, given Saturday, Sept. 22, at Okeechobee High School. Those who achieved perfect scores will see their names inscribed on a plaque that is displayed at the Okeechobee County Extension Of“ce. Left to right are Emily Hilderbrand, Rebecka Mims, Shelby Sumner, Lilly Larson, Taylor McCranie, Kaitlyn Williams and Cole Verano. Not pictured are Janelle Markham, Josh Larson, Luke Larson, Clayton Beckham and Mylah Wright. Okeechobee News/ Katrina Elsken4-Hers honored for serviceOkeechobee County 4-Hers were honored for their volunteer service at the annual banquet, given Saturday, Sept. 22, at Okeechobee High School. The Rudy Suchel Spirit of Volunteerism Award honors the late Rudy Suchel, who not only gave his time as Okeechobee Countys master gardener but also volunteered countless hours helping in the Okeechobee Extension Of“ce. This years Rudy Suchel Spirit of Volunteerism Award winners were (left to right) Katie Walther, J.W. Bass, Shelby Sumner, Cole Verano, Zoe Walther and (not pictured) Clayton Beckam. IRSC establishes institute to probe cold casesSpecial to the Lake Okeechobee News FORT PIERCE „Indian River State College (IRSC) on Tuesday, Sept. 18, announced the establishment of the Institute for Cold Case Investigation (ICCI), an applied-learning initiative that gives students enrolled in its criminal justice bachelors degree program real-world experience as they work with local law enforcement agencies toward resolutions on open, unsolved criminal investigations. The institute is the “rst of its kind for a college or university in Florida and the only higher-education-led cold case investigation institute in the Southeastern United States. The Institute for Cold Case Investigations is housed at the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce, one of the most comprehensive, technologically advanced public safety training facilities in the nation. The initiative emerged as a result of a proposal by Dr. Kimberlie Massnick, assistant professor of criminal justice. She was recently named an endowed teaching chair in support of this program. Dr. Massnick holds a masters degree in criminal justice, a masters of human serv ices and a doctorate in criminal justice, all from Nova Southeastern University. Part of preparing our students for success is giving them an opportunity to take what they learn in the classroom into real-world situations,Ž said Dr. Ed Massey, president of Indian River State College. The institute not only offers our criminal justice students a unique professional experience, it has the potential to bring long-awaited resolutions to victims families in our community. It truly is an innovative applied learning program.Ž With this announcement, the IRSC District Board of Trustees approved an agreement between the college and the Martin County Sheriffs Of“ce (MCSO), recognizing MCSO as ICCIs “rst law enforcement agency partner. The concept of including criminal justice students into cases that have gone cold allows us to expose the investigation to a broader subset of minds,Ž said Sheriff William Snyder. Oftentimes, these cases hinge on one detail which has been overlooked, and requires that fresh perspective. This joint effort stands to bene“t the students, our seasoned detectives and the victims families, who have already waited, in some cases, decades for closure.Ž Under the agreement, the MCSO will provide actual cold cases, agency expertise and opportunities for students to participate in “eld research and investigations, among access to other experiences and investigative techniques that allow students to actively solve local cold cases. Students will work side-by-side with law enforcement professionals such as detectives and crime scene investigators, deeply examine sections of the cold case and share knowledge regarding process, procedure and legalities of the case. The Institute for Cold Case Investigation provides students an experiential learning opportunity that aligns with learning outcomes,Ž stated Dr. Massnick. We are delighted that our students can get right to work alongside the law enforcement professionals in the Martin County Sheriffs Of“ce and further develop their own professionalism, advance their critical thinking skills and enhance their ability to work with diverse populations. We look forward to adding more cases, more students and additional agency partners over time.Ž Indian River State College is a public, comprehensive college with a statewide and national reputation for excellence. A premier institution for higher education, IRSC is a key partner in the continuing development of Floridas Treasure Coast region and is cited nationally as a model for innovative use of technology in education. It expects that the addition and uniqueness of the Institute for Cold Case Investigation will be a key factor in and attracting new students to its growing criminal justice program and preparing graduates for future careers. For more information about Indian River State College, its criminal justice program or its Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Facility, visit irsc.edu. Martin County Sheriff William Snyder and IRSC President Dr. Ed Massey sign an agreement recognizing MCSO as the Institute for Cold Case Investigations “rst law enforcement agency partner.

PAGE 13

September 28, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 13 *36 months, 10,000 miles per year. $3,500 cash or trade equity payment of $199 per month plus tax and tag. Must qualify for supplier pricing. Other restrictions apply. Offer valid until 09/30/2018. See dealer for details. Stock#: N8812 2008 NISSAN TITAN $9,988A8782A 6840A 2016 CHRYSLER 200 LIMITED $14,788 Come Visit CARLA TORIBIO Product Specialist @gilberthasit € GilbertChevrolet.com863-763-3154 | 3550 US HIGHWAY 441 SOUTH OKEECHOBEESERVICE & PARTS MON-FRI 7:30 AM-5:30 PM SATURDAY 8:00 AM-4:00 PM SALES MON-FRI 8:30 AM-7:00 PM SATURDAY 9:00 AM-5:00 PM MON-FRI 7:30 AM-5:30 PM 2009 BUICK LACROSSE $5,988A8862A 2016 FORD ESCAPE S $14,588A8435AAU7522 2015 BUICK ENCORE $16,588AU5014 2016 CHEVY MALIBU $17,988A7697A 2014 CHEVY CAMARO $16,388AU1077 2014 GMC TERRAIN $18,788AU8422 LEASE THE ALL NEW 2018 SILVERADO DOUBLE CAB PER MONTH A SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER! ONLY $199

PAGE 14

14 Lake Okeechobee News September 28, 2018 Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsRotary adds color to battle“eldRotary Club of Okeechobee and Interact members joined others on Saturday, Sept. 22, to clean up areas at the battle“eld propert y. We worked on the butter”y garden. The cumulative effort by everyone resulted in success! It was another People of Action moment! Special to the Lake Okeechobee News STUART „ Tykes & Teens is now accepting nominations for the Inaugural Dreamcatcher Award, which honors the legacy of Tykes & Teens employee Dolores Ripper who passed away in May 2017. The Dreamcatcher Award will be presented at J oy to the Girls! Ladies Night at the 11th A nnual Tykes & Teens Festival of Trees & Lights at Flagler Place in Stuart on Monday, Nov. 26. Dolores was a longtime resident of Martin County, well known to many. Desiring a career change, she returned to school at age 60 to earn her masters degree in social w ork and went on to become one of the “rst therapists at Tykes & Teens, providing counseling to thousands of children and families in crisis over more than 20 years. While most her age were retiring, she was pursuing her continuing education in the “elds of counseling and psychodrama therapy and working right up until she entered the hospital at age 86. Dolores will be remembered as a dynamic powerhouse who fought to improve the lives of others. Dolores had a passion for dream interpretation and relentlessly pursued her own dream of helping children in crisis. She appreciated all things colorful, spiritual and mystical. Among the symbols and trinkets that adorned her of“ce were several dreamcatchers, which in Native American cultures were hung over cradles as a protective charm for infants. We believe that the image of the dreamcatcher embodies Dolores magical and healing spirit, as well as her commitment to protecting and guiding children.Quali“cationsThis award seeks to honor a woman who: € Resides in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River or Okeechobee county; € Embodies the vibrant spirit and determination that made Dolores special; and € Has demonstrated a substantial positive impact on the lives of children, either as a professional, a volunteer or a philanthropist. To nominate a woman for the Dreamcatcher Award, please “ll out the nomination form available at tykesandteens.org, and include a typed one-page narrative describing the nominees quali“cations. You may also attach up to three optional supporting documents. These can be letters of recommendation, newspaper articles, etc. Nominations are due by Oct. 15. Finalists will be noti“ed by Nov. 1 and MUST be able to attend the Joy to the Girls! Ladies Night at Festival of Trees on Monday, Nov. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Inaugural Dreamcatcher Award nominations being sought By Beverly JamesUF/IFAS GAINESVILLE „ With the intense heat and humidity of summer behind us, now is a great time to spruce up your garden w ith lots of fall veggies, ”owering annuals and perennials, says a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension agent. When you are out doing your fall shopping, be on the lookout for Floridafriendly plants, says Brooke Mof“s, an agent w ith the UF/IFAS Extension Lake County of“ce. Some favorites for fall planting include salvias, coleus, bulbine and w ild”owers. These plants tend to perform very well in the fall, and some, such as the African bulbine, can survive in full sun and sandy soil. It can even withstand a freeze,Ž Ms. Mof“s said. Also, consider vegetables such as kale, radishes and other leafy greens, she said. In South Florida, gardeners may want to consider planting beets, broccoli, lettuce and tomatoes at this time of year, said Wendy Wilbur, UF/IFAS state master gardener coordinator. October is good for planting collards, eggplant and strawberries, too,Ž she said. This is why we are considered the breadbasket of the South. There is so much you can plant.Ž The fall garden is so enjoyable because the insects are not as plentiful and weeds dont grow as fast, Ms. Wilbur said. Its such a perfect time to be outside and enjoy the garden,Ž she said. Still, gardeners need to look out for pests that thrive during the fall planting season, says Whitney Elmore, county director for UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County. Caterpillars will be abundant on cabbages, tomatoes and peppers, Ms. Elmore says. You will frequently have to scout and be on the lookout for early chewing damage to plants, she says. You can pick them off and throw them in a bucket of soapy water, or use BT„ a natural-occurring bacterium that makes caterpillars sick and kills them,Ž she says. Also, be on the lookout for rippling of the leaves from rasping of thrips, and stunted growth from piercing and sucking insect damage like aphids.Ž Most importantly, says Ms. Elmore, when scouting, make sure to always look on the underside of the leaves for insects. This is where most of the insects will hide. If you do “nd soft-bodied insects such as aphids, thrips or spidermites on your plants, spray your plants with soapy water: a mixture of a gallon of water to 1 to 2 tablespoons of dish soap, she says. Frequent scouting will help you to identify and correct an issue before it becomes a large problem, Ms. Elmore said. For more information on fall gardening, visit www.blogs.ifas.u”.edu.Choose Florida-friendly plants for fall garden

PAGE 15

September 28, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 15 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 2013 F-150 LARIAT5.0L V8, SUPERCAB, 58K MILES #18412A$26,799 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 FALL BLOWOUT SALE PRICES!OPEN THIS SUNDAY! 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

PAGE 16

16 Lake Okeechobee News September 28, 2018 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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. 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 Recptionist/Data Entry Person Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. Business Opportunities Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?MOTOR ROUTE AVAILABLE107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS 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 Estate Sale Okeechobee 1909 Hunter Road, 9/30, 8am-4pm Tools including band, radial, scroll and table saws, compressor, drill press, generator, lift genie, pressure cleaner, router, sawhorses, table sander, wood scraps; bicycle w/ handlebar basket, canoe, chest freezer, john boat & trolling motor, furniture. 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 Employment Full Time Class B CDL Tankwagon Driver w/ŽXŽ Endorsement … Okeechobee Region Palmdale Oil Company is one of the largest family owned petroleum wholesale company in the State of Florida. We sell diesel, gasoline, marine fuels and oils/lubricant. We are currently recruiting for a Driver in the Okeechobee Region. The position consists of making deliveries of fuel, diesel & lubricants. Must have knowledge of 4,000 gal tankwagon and box truck deliveries along with all current DOT Requirements to include, XŽ Endorsement, medical card and clean MRV. We offer our employees training, competitive pay, comprehensive healthcare package, holiday/ vacation pay and good home time. If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career, call Jim 863.763.3617. 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 Roofers needed experience only need to apply 3+ years and driver license and transportation is needed and hand tools. Shingles, metal and TOP. 863-532-0742 Employment Medical Medical Assistant Full Time … Must have 1 year exp in the medical field. Must be able to maintain confidential information, Strong Customer relations skills & Cultural Sensitivity. Bilingual Spanish/English required. Fax resume to (561) 472-9692 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1100 N. Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL. EOE/ DFWP. e-mail jobs@fchcinc.org 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 Employment Wanted Feed Wagon Operator needed for large dairy farm. Experience with heavy equipment preferred. Call 863-7632279. DFWP. Housing available. JFT Harvesting, Inc. is hiring 95 farmworkers to cultivate and harvest vegetable crops in Palm Beach, FL for a temporary period starting on 11/05/2018 and ending on 03/30/2019. Three (3) months of wor k experience harvesting vegetables is required. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types o f weather. Workers may be requested to submit to pre-hire drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Workers must be able to lift 75lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 75lbs. in field. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the wor k contract is completed, i f appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10787103. Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your Home!

PAGE 17

September 28, 2018 Okeechobee News 17 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 REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERSPursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby notified that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system. Gregory C. Maynard Last known address: 20155 NW 260th St Okeechobee, FL 34972 If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections, Diane Hagan Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-4014 290281 ON 9/28/2018 Employment Wanted JFT Harvesting, Inc. is hiring 5 agriculture equipment operators to operate equipment used to harvest vegetables. The work will be performed in Palm Beach County, FL for a temporary period starting on 11/05/2018 and ending on 05/14/2019. Mus t have the correct type of license required by State and Federals laws, including CDL license, and drivers responsible for transporting workers will be required to have a valid and unexpired Federal Farm Labor Contractor Registration or Federal Farm Labor Contractor Employee Registration with driving authorization. Will be responsible for operating the trucks used to move vegetables from the field to the packinghouse and storage facility. Safely operate the buses that are used to transport workers to and from work sites. Twelve (12) months of wor k experience operating agriculture equipment is required. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types o f weather. Workers may be requested to submit to pre-hire drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Workers must be able to lift 75lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 75lbs. in field. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the wor k contract is completed, i f appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10787068. 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. No wonder news p a p er READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. MiscellaneousFOR SALE 3’X5’ WOODEN DINING TABLE $50.00, 4FT LANDSCAPE RAKE $200.00, KEROSENE HEATE R $30.00, NEW CAN OF KEROSENE $15.00, PINTEL HITCH $75.00 CAL L 863-801-6919 Miscellaneous 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 ApartmentsCYPRESS COVE 1BR/ 1BA, Includes utilities. Large yard. $750 mo. + security. Available now. 863-634-0663 N.W. OKEE 2 BR, 1 BA, $725 mo. $2175 to move in. 561-346-1642 TAYLOR CREEK CONDO: 1BR, 1BA fully furn. $875/mo. utilities incl. Sec. dep. req. & background ck. AVAILABLE NOW! 863-634-0663. TAYLOR CREEK CONDO: 1BR, 1BA fully furn. $875/mo. utilities incl. Sec. dep. req. & background ck. AVAILABLE NOW! 863-634-0663. 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 Houses Rent 3BR, 1BA, In town. NON SMOKING RESIDENCE. Lawn service included. Small pet okay. $850 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. 941-504-3954 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-595-0093 Automobiles2010 GMC Acadia, 38,000miles, $9500.00 772-597-2881 Autos WantedAAA Auto AnalysisAll makes, all price ranges. We buy cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Established 1981. 772-260-9707 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICEA public auction will be held at TOTAL ROADSIDE SERVICES, located at 3176 Hwy 710 E, Okeechobee 34974 at 9:00 a.m. On the date listed below Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, make and model as follows: AUCTION 10/14/18 2004 TOYOTA VIN: JTDBE32K340260537 AUTION 10/17/18 2016 DODGE VIN: 2C3CDXHG3GH332388 Terms of sale are CASH ONLY, no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right No refunds will be made. Said automobile will be sold “as is” with no guarantees. Location:3176 Hwy 710 E 863-357-8772 289090 ON 09/28/2018 Administration of Estates Administration of Estates 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 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON.

PAGE 18

18 Okeechobee News September 28, 2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD847NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF 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: 2622 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO 5 PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 45 LOT 29 1-25-37-35-0060-00050-0290 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: STEVEN BLOOM THRALL 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 1st day of November, 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. 288284 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD851NOTICE 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: 2411 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: CAREYS SUBDIVISION PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 33 W 10 FT OF LOT 7 LOTS 8 & 9 BLOCK 6 1-15-37-35-0100-00060-0070 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LAJUANA MCNEIL AKA LAJUANA SMITH MCNEIL SABRIA 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 1st day of November, 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. 288270 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD843NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF 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: 2213 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: PLAYLAND PARK LOT 27 BLOCK D 1-07-37-35-0010-0000D-0270 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: AMANDA DESCHAMPS DUANE THOMAS 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 1st day of November, 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. 288260 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD842NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF 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: 1926 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES LOT 1 LESS W 315 FT BLOCK 12 1-02-36-35-0010-00120-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JACOB NISSON 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 1st day of November, 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. 288257 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 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

PAGE 19

September 28, 2018 Okeechobee News 19 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD846NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF 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: 2457 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: EL MIRA SOL LOTS 1 5 6 & W 1/2 OF LOT 7 BLOCK 1 EL MIRA SOL W 1/2 OF LOT 14 BLOCK 1 1-18-37-35-0020-00010-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JEREMIAH JOHNSON AKA JEREMIAH LYNN JOHNSON LANA PALMER AKA LANA JOHNSON AKA LANA M JOHNSON RONALD WADE PALMER SELENA MAUDE JOHNSON 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 1st day of November, 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. 288275 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD850NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DEVIN WILLIAMSON 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: 1292 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: L OT H OF TRACT 7 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 7 SECTION 27 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 1-27-34-33-0A00-00007-H000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DENTON II 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 1st day of November, 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. 288224 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 2018TD839NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF 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: 1433 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT F TRACT 16 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 16 32 34S 33E 1-32-34-33-0A00-00016-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALAN T GILLIARD SR LAURIE A GILLIARD 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 1st day of November, 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. 288247 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 c o k 2 0 1 8 0 9 2 8 1 9 c r o p p d f 1 2 8 S e p 1 8 0 6 : 1 2 : 1 3

PAGE 20

20 Lake Okeechobee News September 28, 2018 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD840NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF 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: 1816 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES SECTION SIX PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 61 LOT 4 BLOCK 10 TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS A 1996 HIGH WITH VIN NO: FLFLS70B23936HL31 AND FLFLS70A23936HL31 AS SHOWN IN THAT AFFIDAVIT RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 641 PAGE 378 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. 1-27-33-35-0060-00100-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADAIN SAMUELL RAUDEL YERO REIDEL YERO 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 1st day of November, 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. 288255 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD841NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF 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: 1901 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: OTTER CREEK ESTATES UNIT ONE PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 29 LOT 6 TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS A 2005 FTWD WITH VIN NO GAFL475A76420AV21 AND GAFL475B76420AV21 AS SHOWN IN THAT AFFIDAVIT RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 751 PAGE 412 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. 1-30-35-35-0030-00000-0060 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DANIEL RAY RAULERSON DAWN M RAULERSON 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 1st day of November, 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. 288256 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD848NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF 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: 2681 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: TAYLOR CREEK ISLES UNIT VII LOTS 208 AND 209 TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS A 1988 HOME WITH VIN NO FLHW058700589AHS AND FLHW058700589BHS AS SHOWN IN THAT AFFIDAVIT RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 738 PAGE 1379 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-26-37-35-0070-00000-2090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: VICKIE C CROCITTO 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 1st day of November, 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. 288288 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATIONPursuant to Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know act of 1986 (EPCRA), the following information is available to the public upon request during normal business hours by contacting the Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee (CFLEPC) for Hazardous Materials. Hazardous Material Safety Data Sheets Facility Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms District VII, LEPC Hazardous Materials Emergency Plan The Central Florida LEPC services residents of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, and Polk Counties. EPCRA requires that any business that regularly uses, handles, or stores certain hazardous chemicals register with State and local regulatory agencies. If you have never registered or wish to verify your requirement to register, contact the CFLEPC at the address or phone number listed below. If you have previously complied, be are severe. please contact: Central Florida LEPC 555 East Church Street P.O. Box 2089 Bartow, Florida 33831 863-534-7130 ext. 107290304 ON 09/28/2018 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD849NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MOONSTONE PROPERTY INVESTORS 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: 2870 Year of Issuance: June-01-2013 Description of Property: PALM VILLAGE RANCH LOT 85 1-33-37-35-0030-00000-0850 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: THOMAS S GULLO 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 1st day of November, 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. 288290 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF OUA MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse (A.K.A. Board of County Commissioners Chambers), 304 NW 2nd St. Room 270, Okeechobee, Florida. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Directors Office at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, by any person wishing assistance. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford Executive Director 290291 ON 9/28/2018

PAGE 21

September 28, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 21 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Okeechobee Utility Authority Budget Summary Fiscal Year October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019REVENUES WATER UTILITY REVENUE $6,203,693 WASTEWATER UTILITY REVENUE 3,901,194 OTHER GENERAL REVENUE 509,840 CAPITAL CONNECTION REVENUE 78,805 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (CIP) FUNDING 8,505,756 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT-STATE/GRANT FUNDING 957,741 TOTAL REVENUES $ 20,157,029 EXPENSES (Not Including Depreciation or Amortization) OPERATING EXPENSES-WATER DEPT $ 1,598,895 OPERATING EXPENSES-MAINTENANCE DEPT 2,252,683 OPERATING EXPENSES-WASTEWATER DEPT 1,067,952 OPERATING EXPENSES-ADMINISTRATIVE DEPT 2,405,125 OPERATING EXPENSES-METER READER DEPT 257,602 DEBT SERVICE-INTEREST PAYMENTS 640,486 DEBT SERVICE-PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS 2,096,900 TRANSFERS & RESTRICTIONS 8,879,645 GRANT FUNDED CIP EXPENDITURES 957,741 TOTAL EXPENSES $ 20,157,029 BUDGETED SURPLUS OR (DEFICIT)=$====== 290059 ON 9/28/2018 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTIONS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on October 9, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to economic development ad valorem tax exemptions entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ARTICLE VIII, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-2-112, ENACTMENT AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such 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. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Hendry County Administration at (863) 675-5220; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail keitha. daniels@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 Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. 288925 CN 9/26;CB 9/27/2018 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 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 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 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.co m click on classifieds READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! My mother died of colon cancer when she was only 56.Terrence Howard, actor/musician Colorectalcanceristhe 2nd leading cancer killer intheU.S.,butits largelypreventable. Ifyoure50orolder, please get screened.1-800-CDC-INFO(1-800-232-4636 ) www.cdc.gov/screenforlife This is personal. BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY Contact a member of our Sales Team for an opportunity to place your ad in the best, affordable business directory.okeeadsales@newszap.com € 863.763.3134 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

PAGE 22

22 Lake Okeechobee News September 28, 2018 Are you a local realtor looking to maximize your reach to potential clients? Feature your best properties in this weekly real estate directory. Contact 863.763.3134 to discuss advertising today! R E D Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Se Habla Espaol1200 S. Parrott Ave. € Of“ce: 863-763-2104 Visit our website to view more listings | www.Century21okeechobee.com | admin@c21okee.com 3000-H: Treasure Island 3BD/2BA w/lake access. 2,271 Total SF/1,440 under air, split bdrm plan, 2 car garage, seawall, hurricane shutters, appliances, some upgrades. Screened porch overlooks the water! $175,000 MLS # 212912 5071-H: Dixie Ranch Estates Move in condition 3BD/2BA split plan, total sq ft 1,870/1,248 under air, fenced back yard, Shed, front & back porch and concrete driveway. $150,000 MLS # 213032 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW METAL BUILDING! 2016 on 10 acres o Old Lo on Rd. (144th Trl) 30x40 plus new addition (Almost completed) 28x20 plus 26x20 porch. is is a custom metal home with all inside done in 1x6 Knotty Pine. New appliances with gas oven. 1B 1B new addition can be great room or master bedroom, 10x10 pump house with new water system. A/C & heated dog house, building is hurricane rated. Hurricane rated windows, New septic tank. Did I mention an attached garage? All fenced. Pond (Turtle farm or Nursey) MLS #213026 $225,000 Call Jody 863-634-1285 SEMINOLE COVE 55+ COMMUNITY! 2 bed 2 bath at the end of the cul de sac Privacy! Enclosed front porch with a carport. Utility room and private back yard! Schedule your appointment to view this today! Rubber roof MLS #212034 $110,000 Call Jody Carter 863-634-1285 Of“ ce (863) 763-5253 € LakeORE.com Julia Parker863.801.3489RoyalJewelRealEstate@gmail.com 1210 SW 2nd Ave, Okeechobee FL 34974 WIDE OPEN SPACES! BEAUTIFUL RANCH STYLE 5BED/3BATH CBS HOME, 4,456 TLA, built in 1974, renovated in 2004. Formal dining, family rm, living rm, eat-in bar, of“ce, gym, outdoor kitchen/entertaining patio, 20KW Generac generator, A/C units & insta-hot water heater new in 2016, colonial windows new in 2005, above ground pool w/ sun deck, metal barn w/ loft, tack room, workshop, 2 stalls, cattle loading chute, fully fenced & cross fenced! Too many amenities to list, a MUST SEE home! $355,000 Call Julia Parker at 863-801-3489 Ranch Style home on 5.66 Acres Lori Mixon Lic. Real Estate Broker (863)634-1457LMixon@MixonGroup.com ~Our Priorities are simple..They’re Yours! ~Waterfront Beauty. 4 Bd/ 2.5 Ba/ 2 Gar, CBS TWO Story overlooking Taylor Creek. Perfect home for entertaining. Living room, family room MLS# 213009 $297,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 ~Remarkable Lake access home. granite counters, cathedral cabinets, soft close and pull MLS#213044 $289,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 BLUE HERON WATERFRONT FLYING G ESTATES LAKE ACCESS Erica HarveyLicensed Real Estate Agent (863)610-1490EHarvey@MixonGroup.com DIXIE RANCH ACRES 3/2 Home has been maintained immaculately! Workshop 24’ X 36’ with Power & Water and 16’ X 24’ Enclosed Work Area! Bring your RV and Hook Up to the 30 Amp Power located on the outside of the Workshop with an 18’ X 20’ Carport to store your boats or toys! You also can access property from 84th Ct and 83rd Ct. MLS#212696 $237,000 Location Matters!Let us help you showcase your best listings. Call or email a member of our dedicated sales staff today!863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com

PAGE 23

September 28, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 23 Find your dream home!In addition to this weekly real estate directory, you can search online for your new home in the Lake Okeechobee Real Estate magazineLakeOkeechobee RealEstateMagazine.com 863-763-5335 425 SW Park Street BERGER REAL ESTATE www.cbbergerrealestate.comPhilip Y. Berger € Lic. RE Broker 3 BD/2 BA 1 CAR GARAGE CBS HOME located in Lazy 7 Estates. Nice 14 x 14 shed. Split ” oor plan. Open concept w/island kitchen. Screened back porch leads to beautiful paver courtyard with a “ re pit. New paint in 2018. Clean as a whistle. MLS 212732 $188,900 CALL CRISTIE 863-634-3604 Vicki Anderson, Lic. RE Broker863.634.4106 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT „ $850 per month „ 840 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 7 $299,000

PAGE 24

24 Lake Okeechobee News September 28, 2018