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Publication Date: 11-18-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Friday, November 18, 2011 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 102 No. 138 13.84 feetLast Year: 13.23 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Blood Roundup this weekendThe sixth annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup hopes to attract 600 blood donors this year. Eight Big Red Buses will line the Freshman Campus Auditorium (behind Golden Corral Restaurant) during the two-day event. Every donor will receive a free t-shirt, goody bag, food and drinks. The Okeechobee Blood Roundup is set for Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Security camera lms man battering woman ... Page 5 Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaA crane from Rick’s Cranes lifts the Battle of Okeechobee Monument in preparation for putting it on a trailer to be moved to the site of a future state park on S.E. 38th Avenue. The move took place on Thursday, Nov. 17. Submitted photoThis wooden rocker, which replicates a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle, will be given away to a lucky ticket holder on Sunday, Dec. 11. Money from ticket sales will then be used to buy Christmas presents for needy area children. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Frank Brooks likes Christmas. But, most of all, he likes for kids to get presents. So, when he saw a beat up rocker made to look like a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on his mom’s screen porch he had an epiphany—why not x it up, sell tickets to give it away, then use the money to buy Christmas presents for needy kids? “Everybody is hurting right now and I thought it would help a lot of kids out. You can’t help kids enough,” he said. Frank, who does auto body work at Lehman Auto Body Center, then enlisted the help of Cast-off rocker will bring Christmas joy to local childrenSee HARLEY — Page 8 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News After 72 years in one spot, Thursday, Nov. 17, was moving day for an Okeechobee landmark. That was the date the monument commemorating the Battle Okeechobee was moved from its original site on U.S. 441 to the site of a future state par k on S.E. 38th Avenue. The monument was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1939 by the Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate the Battle of Okeechobee that was fought on Christmas Day, 1837. It is a metal plaque af xed to a large stone which contains the names of soldiers killed in that Historic marker movedSee MARKER — Page 8


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Okeechobee News November 18, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pet RescuePet of the WeekSkylar is still available. He wants a home of his own without other pets. Adoption fee is $175. Neutered, vaccinated, and rabies shot done, house trained, too. Skylar likes stuffed toys and attention. Yep, he is spoiled and available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Special to the Okeechobee News/ ODECJefferson Day DinnerOn Nov. 5, the Okeechobee Democratic Executive Council hosted their annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner at the Okeechobee KOA Convention Center. Over 100 people attended the dinner at which the Florida Democratic Chairman Rod Smith and Representative Steve Perman, District 78, as keynote speakers. Local declared candidates Stan Curren for Property Appraiser and Phil Baughman for County Commissioner. Senator Bill Nelson was unable to attend but sent a video message to the Okeechobee crowd. The next meeting of the ODEC will be Nov. 17, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Beef O'Brady's meeting room. At this meeting we will nd out what it will take to be a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 2012. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Pictured are: Rev. Edward Stewart; ODEC State Chairwoman, Adean Miller; ODEC Vice Chair; ODEC Treasurer Gwen Livatt; State House Representative Steve Perman, District 78; ODEC Secretary, Magi Cable; Glenn and Marty Thomas. Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 74. East northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Extended ForecastSaturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. East northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. East northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a lo w around 64. East northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast SPIN graduates available now!The dogs in the SPIN training program are back at the Okeechobee Pet Rescue as of Nov. 17, and ready for adoption to quali ed forever homes. With each adoption, the adoptive owners receive a training session to learn how to command the dog. Call 863-357-1104 to select your new pet.


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Buy local? I would like to buy local products to s end to friends and family up north for holiday gifts. Can anyone suggest items made locally or at least made in Florida that might make good holiday gifts?  One obvious option is sending citrus fruit. Hazellief Groves, on S.E. 32nd Avenue in Okeechobee, ships gift fruit.  The Seminole Tribe makes a lot of t hings and there are some shops on the coast t hat make things from seashells and coral. T here are several books and a few movies on Florida history. Clyde Butcher photos are s ome of the best in Florida. And don’t forget prints by the Highwaymen & Robert Butler, plus a couple locals including Hobby Campb ell and others.  Tervis Tumblers are made in Venice, F la.—an excellent product and welcome gifts. We received ours as gifts, and love t hem!  If your friends like wine, there are wines made in Florida. Hen Scratch Farms in the Lake Placid area recently had a wine festival. T here is also a winery in Key West.  Send a gift basket of Florida honey. Curtis and Sons Honey House in LaBelle has a nice variety of local honey (orange bloss om, wild ower, sea grape, etc.) as well as c andles, candies and other honey-related products.  If your friends are shermen, there are s ome shing lures made in the area sold in local tackle shops.  Or check out the arts and crafts fairs t o see handmade items. There are usually homemade jams, jellies and relishes at the fairs and festivals.  Don’t forget Everglades Seasoning. It is now headquartered in Sebring. An interesting bit of trivia is that the recipe was developed in 1944 by Mess Sergeant Bill Gerstman to make mutton and goat more appetizing to s oldiers on Saipan. Veterans Day Thanks to the veterans for their service. Did anyone notice that the Okeechobee School System was the only one within a wide radius that did not honor the day as a holiday?  The school system honored Veterans Day with programs at the schools. I know the high school invited veterans to come to the school for the program and be recognized during the program. The kids probably learned more about the veterans’ contributions to our nation’s history by going to school, where they were required to attend the Veterans Day observances. When the school system has given them that day off school, they didn’t go to the Veterans Day program in the park. If they were home, most of them would probably just spend the day playing video games. And if a parent who was going to the Veterans Day program in the park wished to, they could check the child out of school to go.Family fun fest I would like to thank Frank Coker and Butch’s from the Relay for Life teams for a job well done. Frank went above and beyond to help our team get their booths setup and our Relay banner displayed. It was a wonderful and successful day for the American Cancer Society and we look forward to participating in the future.Blood drive The Okeechobee Blood Roundup is this weekend. I would like to encourage everyone who is healthy enough to donate to please come down to the Freshman Campus and give blood. Lives depend on it. Don’t assume “someone else” will donate. Share the gift of life by giving blood.Drivers Now the winter season is here, the trafc is getting worse. If you are driving less than the speed limit, and there is a line of cars behind you and no cars in front of you, you are probably driving too slow. If you don’t feel comfortable speeding up, please nd a place to safely pull over and let the traf c pass. When drivers get stuck in a long line behind a slow vehicle, they are more likely to try to pass in less than ideal passing conditions. Blood donations: Betty’s storyChildbirth is an awesome experience for most women … until something goes terribly wrong. All through the ages, women have died during childbirth due to hemorrhaging and loss of blood. In recent times, women can receive blood transfusions to save their lives. In Okeechobee, women of three generations have come forth to share their story of receiving the gift that saved their lives – donated blood. Previously in this space, we told stories about Janet and an Okeechobee resident identi ed as A; now Betty wants to share her story. Betty Chandler Williamson is an Okeechobee native who is best known as the President of the Okeechobee Historical Society and co-author of the book Strolling Down Country Roads: Okeechobee County. Married to Sonny Williamson, Betty is mother to three children, has four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In the 1950s, Betty nearly died ve days after the birth of her second child when she began to hemorrhage. Here is her story in her own words: “Our second child was born 15 months after the birth of our rst child. Our son was delivered in an out-of-town hospital due to the fact we did not have a local obstetrician. The delivery was normal. On the fth day after his birth, we were settling down with our little family when I began to hemorrhage. Sonny contacted the out-of-town obstetrician and he prescribed medications; however, they did not work fast enough. I became so weak that I could hardly open my eyes so Sonny called the local practitioner. He responded quickly, took one look at me, and told Sonny to take me to the hospital while he made arrangements. I was too weak to walk so Sonny had to pick me up and carry me to the car for the trip to the old Louisiana Raulerson Hospital where I received the very best loving care. “Luckily, I had donated blood and was a part of the walk-in blood bank of Okeechobee where my blood type was kept on le along with all the other donors. A donor with my blood type was called and he gave his blood in the room next to me. The transfusion was administered immediately and I felt alive; I could open my eyes and my feet were no longer freezing.” Betty Williamson Today such a transfusion would not be allowed as all blood must go through 18 hours of testing to ensure its safety for transfusion. The purpose of today’s blood drives is to ensure there is suf cient blood on hand fo r emergencies like Betty’s. You know many women who are o f child-bearing age – wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, girlfriend – and any one of them could have the same terrible experience as Janet, A and Betty. Th e only thing that saved these women was donated blood. A perfect opportunity to donat e your blood is at the Sixth Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup that will be held at th e Freshman Campus on Nov. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day According to Betty, “I appreciate Raye, Susan and all the members of the Okeechobee Blood Roundup Committee for giving us this opportunity to save lives. I can no longe r donate blood, but I plan to invite someon e to join in this life-saving project”. Betty and I hope to see you at the Blood Roundup. Susan Williams Friday, November 18, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. 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MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsBetty and Sonny Williamson.


By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man was arrested Tuesday on a felony domestic battery charge after he was allegedly involved in a ght with his girlfriend in the Walmart parking lot. Ajusta U'Sataye Williams, 21, N.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 15 on a charge of domestic battery by strangulation. Williams, a convicted felon, is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bond. An arrest report by Of cer Ryan Holroyd, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), said Williams and his girlfriend began to argue in the store's parking lot around 9:36 p.m. The argument became more heated and turned physical, added the report. According to Of cer Holroyd store video showed the man reaching inside a car and grabbing the woman about the shoulders. The woman then punched the man in the eye and began to walk away, added the of cer. Williams allegedly followed the woman and placed her in a headlock. The of cer went on to state that the woman tried to pull away and that's when Williams could be seen putting his hands around her throat. The woman was able to free herself and she started to walk out of the parking lot. At some point Williams got in his car and drove to the woman and she apparently got in the black Ford Focus and drove away with her boyfriend. The car was stopped a short distance away on S. Parrott Ave. Of cer Holroyd said when he tried to talk to the woman about the incident she refused to speak with him. She also refused to sign a complaint against Williams. However, since the incident was allegedly domestic in nature the OCPD of cer did not need the victim to sign a complaint in order to arrest Williams. Of cer Holroyd indicated in his report that a records check with the Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that Williams is currently on felony probation following convictions in St. Lucie County in 2009 for aggravated assault with a weapon-no intent to kill and conspiracy to commit retaliation against a witness. In 2010 he was convicted on felony charges of false imprisonment and two counts of grand theft rearmalso in St. Lucie County. He was placed on three years felony probation for the 2009 convictions, and two years felony probation on the 2010 convic tions. Arrest records from the Okeechobe e County Sheriff's Of ce indicate that Wil liams was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 16, o n violation of probation (VOP) warrants b y DOC's Michael W. White. Those warrant s charge him with: VOP-grand theft rear m (two counts); VOP-retaliation against a wit ness; and, VOP-aggravated assault with a weapon. All of those charges are based on th e aforementioned St. Lucie County cases. Williams is being held without bond o n the VOP charges. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee The Staff Of The Okeechobee News Wishes Everyone Happy Holidays!Display AdvertisingDEADLINESTuesday, Nov. 22 @ Noon For Friday, November 25th Wednesday, Nov. 23 @ 3 p.m. For Sunday, November 27th The Okeechobee News Front Office will be closed Friday, November 25th 5 Okeechobee News November 18, 2011 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 Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Robert Frith, 19, S. Meadow View Circle, Tampa, was arrested Nov. 15 by DOC's J oseph Cracchiola on charges of violation of probation burglary of a structure, violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation criminal mischief. He is being held without bond. Saray Mungaray, 20, N.E. 28th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 16 by Deputy Arlene Durbin on a warrant charging her with transmission of material harmful to a minor by an electronic device. Her bond was set at $7,500. Justo Esquivel, 57, N.E. Linda Drive, Jensen Beach, was arrested Nov. 16 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a Miami-Dade County warrant charging him with credit card theft (two counts). His bond was set at $10,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report V ideo shows local man battering woma n By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee woman is being held in the county jail on bond after her arrest for allegedly taking metal and automobile parts, then selling them for scrap. Brittany Marie Daugherty, 23, S.E. 34th Lane, was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 16, on felony charges of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a secondary metal recycler. She is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond. An arrest report by Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated that the items allegedly taken by Daugherty were valued at $1,400. According to the detective's report, he went to a local recycling center where he found that Daugherty had sold various metal items for cash. His report indicated that in one transaction she was paid $39.10. Then, about a week later, she returned to the same recycler and reportedly received $28.20 for some metal. She received $52.80 from her third transaction about 11 days later, continued the report. Detective Shireman went on to state that Daugherty used her Florida ID card as identi cation in each transaction. She also signed each receipt, and her thumbprint was taken as further proof of her identi cation. Detective charges woman in metal theft Ajusta U. Williams Brittany MarieDaugherty The letter to the editor headlined "Tina Elder's Story" in the Nov. 16 edition of the Okeechobee News contained an error. The letter stated that Ms. Elder is Type O negative. She is actually Type O positive. We regret the error and any inconvenience it may have caused. Correction


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Daniel ‘Dan’ R. Arkel, 72OKEECHOBEE — Daniel “Dan” R. Arkel, age 72, of Okeechobee, passed away Nov. 16, 2011, in Okeechobee. He was born May 16, 1939, in Florida, N.Y., to George Arkel and Jenny Arkel Buchko. He came to Okeechobee from Warwick, N.Y., in 1992. He w as formerly employed by Landscape Products of Okeechobee. Dan loved classic cars and trucks. Mr. Arkel was preceded in death by his brother, George Arkel; and sister, Dorothy “Dot” Arkel. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Barbara A rkel; two daughters, Sharon Feagles (Doug) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Catherine Neumann (Jerome) of Otisville, N.Y.; stepson, Joseph Kraynik of Okeechobee; brother, Ray Arkel of Warwick, N.Y.; two sisters, Margaret Schultz (Bob) and Patricia DiPaolo (Joe) of New Jersey; six grandchildren, Sarah, Megan and Stephen Feagles and Jacalyn, Ashley and Jerome, Jr. Neumann. Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. at Buxton Funeral Home, 110 NE 5th ST, Okeechobee, FL 34972 w ith Pastor Don Leon of ciating. Memorial contributions may be made to the A merican Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Online condolences may be made at w ww.buxtonfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Buxton Funeral Home, 110 NE 5th ST, Okeechobee, Fl 34972.Fredrick ‘Fred’ Padula, 71OKEECHOBEE — Fredrick Padula, age 71, of Okeechobee, passed away Nov. 16, 2011, at his home. Mr. Padula was born July 22, 1940, in Bangor, Pa., to Thomas and Charlotte Padula. He came to Okeechobee from West Palm. He was a self employed truck driver and former owner of the Lakeside Restaurant. Mr. Padula was preceded in death by his daughter, Jody and two brothers, David and Ronald Padula. He is survived by his wife, Janet Padula of Okeechobee; son, Scott Padula of Bedford, N.C.; two daughters, Ann (Rick) of West Palm Beach and Allison (Tony) of Jacksonville; stepdaughter, Charlene Cole of Pebbles, Ohio; sister, Susan Long of Wingap, Pa.; brother, Steve Padula of West Palm Beach; seven grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters. Memorial services will be 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Basinger Christian Brethren, 16090 NW 176th AVE, Okeechobee FL 34972 w ith Pastor Monroe Arnold of ciating. Memorial contributions may be given to Mrs. J anet Padula. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972.Grace A. Knoetgen, 88OKEECHOBEE — Grace A. Knoetgen, 88, of Okeechobee, passed away Nov. 13, 2011. She was born June 3, 1923, in New York, N.Y., to Ralph and Grace Heffron. Mrs. Knoetgen proudly served our country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. She also worked as a reservationist with American Airlines. After retirement she was a homemaker of the Catholic faith having come to Okeechobee from New York in 1978. She was a school volunteer and a volunteer with the Girl Scouts. She loved gardening and reading. Mrs. Knoetgen was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Knoetgen; and son, Philip J. Knoetgen. She is survived by three daughters, Irene Sommers (Michael Stein) of Orange, Conn., Michele Thompson (Ronald) and Kathlen DeJean (James), all of Okeechobee; seven grandchildren; ve great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Heffron (Pamela) of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. No services will be held. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.Wanda L. (Hood) Villies, 85OKEECHOBEE — Wanda L. (Hood) Villies, age 85, of Okeechobee, passed away Nov. 15, 2011. She was born Dec. 27, 1925, in rural Williamson County, Ill. Wanda was employed and retired from the of ce of Small Business Administration in 1982. She was preceded in death by her rst husband, Wesley Hood; two children, Sherry Hartwell and Wendell Hood; one brother, one sister, and one grandson. She is survived by her husband, Angelo F. Villies; grandchildren, Laura Hartwell, Theresa Clark, Tracey Bettinger and James Hood; and ten great-grandchildren. No services will be held. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. S u p p le m e nt to th e Ok e ech o bee N e w s € J a n u a ry 2 8 2 0 1 1 € A lso A v a ila ble Onlin e a t ne w s za p .c om IN F O R M A T I O NGU I D EF rid a y,O c to b e r 2 8 ,2 0 1 1 Su p p l em e n t t o t h e2011-2012 MEDICAL S u p p l e m e n t t o t h e O k e e c h o b e e N e w s A u g u s t 1 7 2 0 1 1D D r r . 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Proceeds go toward Veteran Assistance Programs.Time to order whole roasted turkeys from Masonic LodgeFully cooked whole roasted turkeys 1820lbs for $30 each can be ordered at Ann and Vinnie’s Taylor Shop, 2303 S. Parrot Ave, Suite H from Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cash and checks are accepted. Orders must be made by Friday, Nov. 18, and picked up on Thursday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Masonic Lodge. Orders are limited to rst 75 pre-paid orders so hurry they’ll go fast! Proceeds to bene t Mason giving programs.Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years with library programsGirl Scouts of Okeechobee County will display Girl Scout history at the Okeechobee County Library until Nov. 30 There will be special activities for area Girl Scouts each Saturday afternoon in November from 1–4 p.m. Register with the Girl Scouts of SE Florida at www.gssef.org for these activities. For more information contact Claudet at 863-467-6110.4-H to hold fundraiser dinner Friday at Freshman CampusOkeechobee County 4-H will hold their annual BBQ Fundraiser Dinner on Nov. 18 at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Cafeteria. Dinners will be sold from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dinners are $8 and include sliced pork and all the xings. Lunch delivery will be available for inside the city limits (and for orders of ve dinners or more outside the city limits). For advance orders call the Extension Of ce at 863-763-6469 and on the 25th call 863-634-3327 or 863-801-1606. 4-H would like to thank everyone for their support!ConKerr Cancer plans Christmas yard sale ConKerr Cancer is having a Christmas yard sale on Friday, Nov. 18 and 19. It will be held at 2704 S.E. 34th Lane in Taylor Cree k Isles from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on both days. There will be lots of Christmas decorations and gifts, scrapbooking and miscellaneous household items. We also received a huge donation of stuffed animals, many which still have the original tags attached. If you have any clean, usable items you would like to donate for this sale, please contact Joan at 863-467-0290.Okeechobee Cattlewomen to host special lunchYou are invited for a special lunch with Carlton Ward, Jr., environmental photojournalist of “Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier” on Friday, Nov. 18 Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at IRSC Williamson Center Raulerson Auditorium. Seating is limited. Pre-registration by Nov. 15 with Amy Storey of Seacoast Nat’l Bank at 863-467-4663 or Amy.Storry@SeacoastNational.com.Local VFW to host bene t for Indiantown PostIn support of Indiantown VFW Post #6023 whose post home was destroyed b y a tornado last month, a bene t will be hosted By VFW Post #4423 located at 300 N W 34th St, Okeechobee on Saturday, Nov. 19, from noon-5 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. We will have something for young and old alike. Music/karaoke provided by D & K Karaoke (Danny & Kathy). There will be a bake sale, raf es. Special drawings and games for the kids and much more. Food & drinks will be available for a donation. Proceeds will be donated to the Indiantown VFW. If you have questions or would like to make a donation, call the post at 863-7630818.Bake sale helps re ghtersCome to the Buckhead Ridge Fire Station Bake Sale! Get homemade cakes, pies, breads and cookies. The sale begins at 8 a.m. until noon. on Saturday, Nov. 19 Proceeds to bene t local re ghters. Community Events




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Contracts issued by Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company.AVB-003-FLLeeJayHart 877-339-5015 8 Okeechobee News November 18, 2011 battle. According to the Okeechobee News of Nov. 17, 1939, nearly 300 people attended the dedication ceremony. Speakers were State Senator Spessard L. Holland of Bartow and Major William Richard Gentry, Jr. of St. Louis, great grandson of Colonel Richard Gentry who was killed in the battle as he commanded the Missouri Volunteers. Of cials of Okeechobee Battle eld Friends and the Daughters of American Revolution were on hand for the moving of the monument, which turned out to be a bigger task than originally thought. Matthew Buxton of Buxton Seabreeze Funeral Home volunteered his services to move the monument. He expected to dig down about six inches, put straps around the stone, and lift it up with his grave stove moving equipment. However, he soon saw his equipment could not handle the job. The newspaper account of the 1939 dedication stated that the monument weighed about four tons. However, that weight probably did not include the concrete slab the stone is embedded in. After digging a few inches Mr. Buxton discovered that the stone was set in a concrete slab extending about one and a half feet on all sides around it and about two and a half feet thick. Apparently this concrete was added some time after the stone was originally put down. The newspaper account of the dedication and photographs of that era show the stone to be about six feet tall. Apparently what happened was that at a later date the concrete was poured around the stone and dirt was piled around it. An inmate work detail from the Okeechobee County Jail was called upon to dig out the concrete base so that straps could be slipped under it. A crane from Rick's Cranes was used to lift the stone on a trailer and carry it to the new site. A six-inch concrete slab had previously been poured at the new site to be used as a base. After the monument was unearthed it was evident that that slab could not be used. The inmate work crew was put to work again to dig a hole for the stone's concrete base. A rededication ceremony for the monument will be held Feb. 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. MARKERContinued From Page 1 some friends and is now taking the nished product to different businesses and clubs for people to see. He and Marc Sandlin, from Style Studio Custom Motorcycle Shop, xed the small rocker and will now give it away to a lucky winner on Sunday, Dec. 11. "I had to take it completely apart, sand it and prime everything," said Frank. Mr. Sandlin then did all the painting on the replica of a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. He w ent on to say the rocker is about 20 inches in height and about 3 feet in length. "I have a couple, three days in itnothing major," Mr. Sandlin said of his work on the rocker. He went on to say that "it's different. It's something you don't see every day." Gary Fowler, owner of The Sign Guy, and Bruce Nast, from Unlimited Auto & Marine Upholstery, were then contacted by Frank and asked to help. Mr. Fowler did all the decals on the rocker, while Mr. Nast made the 100 percent leather seat. "I thought it was a great idea. He's helping the kids out," offered Mr. Nast. Frank's mom, Theresa Brooks, found the rocker a couple of years ago sitting next to a dumpster. Unable to just leave it because it "was cute as a button," the former pilot took it home and put it on her screen room with her airplanes. "It had a lot of chips in the paint and the v arnish on the runners was in bad shape. But I couldn't pass it up because he's (Frank) a biker," said Theresa. "Then, he got the idea of donating it." Much like Santa Claus, Frank and his helpers are now selling tickets on the Harley rocker and will draw the lucky winner's name in Flagler Park. The rocker will be on display in the park for everyone to see on Saturday, Dec. 10, during the annual Christmas Parade. "Then, when I get the money, we'll make arrangements to buy all the toys," Frank explained. The toys will then be donated to My A unt's House who will distribute them to local children who otherwise wouldn't have Christmas presents. Frank said they will be buying toys for kids up to 18 years of age. Mr. Sandlin said the rocker was on display last weekend during an event at Okee-Tantie and they sold around $100 worth of tickets. "The people have been really responsive to it," said Theresa, who helped sell tickets at that event. "I had a big (stuffed) ape on it and it drew a lot of attention." Tickets are selling for $1 each, or six for $5. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Frank by calling 863-634-4466; or, call Mr. Sandlin at 863-357-5944. Mr. Sandlin said the rocker will also be on display for a couple of days at Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E. If you don't want to buy a ticket, you can also give Frank or Mr. Sandlin a new unw rapped gift for a chance to win the Harley rocker. Donating to local children like this is really nothing new for Frank. "I try to do it every year. I just try to help people out," he said. And his efforts have made his mom proud. "Every year he does something to donate for the kids," said Theresa. "He's a good kid. He's my blessing." HARLEYContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaOn Thursday, Nov. 17, the monument commemorating the Battle of Okeechobee was moved from its original site on U.S. 441 S.E. to the site of a future state park on S.E. 38th Avenue. Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution were on hand for the event. They were: left to right, Lois Donahue, of the Cora Stickney Harper Chapter of Fort Pierce, Betsy Chemex and Jane Juday of the Okeechobee Chapter, Sue Comerford of the Seminole Chapter in West Palm Beach, Joanne Humprheys of the Cora Stickney Harper Chapter and Julie Turner and Su George of the Okeechobee Chapter. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaOkeechobee City Councilman and member of Okeechobee Battle eld Friends Dowling Watford inspects the base of the Battle of Okeechobee Monument. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaInmates from the Okeechobee County Jail dig around the base of the Battle of Okeechobee Monument in preparation for its move to the site of a future state park on S.E. 38th Avenue.


By Tabitha Trent/Rotary ClubRotary President Lyle Fried extended a w arm Rotary welcome to guest speaker Donna True, Program Services Coordinator and Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Southeast Florida Chapter Alzheimer’s A ssociation (SEFCAA) at last week’s Rotary meeting. The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Far too many Americans have Alzheimer’s. Clinical trails are one of the most immediate ways you can make a difference, not only in your own life but also in the lives of millions of others. Volunteering for an Alzheimer’s clinical trial is the ultimate service to your community. As a participant, you may have access to cutting-edge treatments and expert medical care. For more information on the symptoms of Alzheimer’s or clinical trials please visit ALZ.ORG/TRIALMATCH or call 800-272-3900. The SEFCAA will be offering a “free” memory loss screening by appointment only on Dec. 9 from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Association, please call Donna True at 800-861-7826 Ext. 501. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EmoryWalkerCo.,Inc.(863) 763-6742Serving the Lake Area Since 1966 A/C and Heating at its Best! License # CAC014022 CAC042747 CAC057219 208 SW 5th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 9 Okeechobee News November 18, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Economic CouncilEthanol Project slated to create jobsThe Economic Council of Okeechobee received a presentation on BP Biofuels’ Highlands Cellulosic Ethanol Project during their membership meeting on Nov. 2. The Project’s 20,000 acre farm site and 36 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol processing facility are slated to create over 200 permanent jobs and between 600-800 construction jobs in our area. Pictured (L-R) are Jennifer Williamson, Sandy Perry, Jack Cowen, Andrew Vivian, Frank Bagala, Tara Rowley, and Hoot Worley. Cowen, Vivian and Bagala spoke on behalf of Highlands Ethanol. For more information on the Economic Council of Okeechobee please contact Tara Rowley at 863-467-0200. Rotary learns about Alzheimer’s Association Special to the Okeechobee News/ Rotary ClubRotary President Lyle Fried extended welcome to guest speaker, Donna True, from the Alzheimer’s Organization. The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News A local business will help you keep your cool. Partners Matthew Jones and Mark Betscher of M & M Window Tinting have 10 years’ combined experience in window tinting. Before the recent opening of their location at 212 S.W. Seventh Ave., they did mobile window tinting. Mr. Betscher started working with Big Lake Signs, where he took training classes to learn window tinting. In addition to adding tinting to all types of automobiles, they can tint the windows in residential and commercial buildings. A four-door car can take an hour and a half to tint. The length of time required to tint the windows in a building varies with the size of the building. Mr. Betscher said that window tinting in a house can make a difference in cooling bills and might qualify the owner for a tax savings. In addition to helping keep the interior of an automobile cooler, tinting can protect the interior from sun damage. Appointments are recommended. However, walk ins are accommodated if time permits. The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturday.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. New window tinting business open Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaMark Betscher, of M & M Window Tinting, applies tinting to a vehicle window. VFW needs vendors for Christmas BazaarVFW Post 10539, at 3912 Hwy. 441 S.E., will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 863-610-0867 to reserve your table.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CONGRATS TO THE SAGE FAMILY CELEBRATE November 10, 2011, was a very special day for the Sage family as the adoption was nal. Ronald Keith Sage Jr. became the proud father of Brandy Michelle and Homer Milton Sage. Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 I I n L o v i n g M e m o r y o fR a f e l a N i e t o May 23,1977 November 21,2010 We still cannot believe its been a year since God called you to his side. Words cannot say how much we miss you and the hole you left in our hearts forever. You are that shining light that will always be missed so dearly. We will always love you and there is not a single day that goes by that we do not think of you (Fela).Love Always, Mom,Dad & the entire Nieto Family 10 Okeechobee News November 18, 2011 Central Elementary students honor Veterans Day Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESLooking on are also Mrs. McAllister, Mrs. Davis and the rest of staff with other students. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESMrs. Watt, Mrs. Entry and Mrs. Rodriguez stand with other students around the ag pole last Friday morning to honor our veterans. The Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium on the Main Campus in Fort Pierce announces its holiday shows Star of Wonder, a Treasure Coast favorite, and Upon A Midnight Clear, a live-concert event. A holiday favorite, Star of Wonder, will recreate the skies as they appeared 2,000 years ago. Viewers will trace what may have been the path of the mysterious star followed by the Wise Men, showing the constellations and the locations of planets. "What was it in the sky that compelled the Magi to embark on a journey of hundreds of miles across desert and mountains?" asked Jon Bell, Hallstrom Planetarium Director. "This program will bring the audience one step closer to understanding." Star of Wonder will be presented on Dec. 2 and 3 and Dec. 9 and 10 on Friday at 7 and 8 p.m. and on Saturday at 1 and 2 p.m. Tickets are $3 each. A live one-night special concert, "Upon A Midnight Clear," will feature electronic music of the season, "under the planetarium stars" by world-renowned composer and artist, Jonn Serrie. Serrie will perform live on keyboards as Hallstrom Planetarium Director Jon U. Bell projects special effects of stars and stellar beacons on the planetarium domeall choreographed to the music. Upon A Midnight Clear will be presented on Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 each. Seating is limited. Tickets for all shows may be purchased in advance at the IRSC Box Of ce at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, or by calling 1-800-220-9915 with VISA, Discover, American Express, or MasterCard or visit www.irsc.edu. IRSC Planetarium announces holiday programs on Main Campus Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSStudents of the WeekOsceola Middle School Students of the Week for Nov. 3, and their favorite books! Congratulations to: Erica Perera Lambera, Judele Root, Alexandra Jacobo, Jemuel Garin, Javier Medina, Lisette Yanez, Julissa Rivera, Bridget Jimenez, Raymond Collins and Shelbie Longberry. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaFlorida Retired Educators’ DayAt their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10, Okeechobee County Commissioners proclaimed Nov. 20 to be Florida Retired Educators' Day in the county. Commission Chair Margaret Garrard Helton, right, presented the proclamation to retired educator Gay Carlton, left.


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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School wrestling program has a new coach, Robert Olive, a graduate of Eastern Michigan University. The 2011-12 wrestling season gets underw ay tomorrow night and Okeechobee will have their share of veteran wrestlers with talent, and also a bunch of young and hungry athletes ready to learn and achieve. Olive said his main goal is to continue the w inning tradition of retired coach Bruce Jahner, one of the most successful Okeechobee High School coaches in history. Jahner will serve as an assistant coach this year. ‘I plan to continue many of the traditions and expectations set forth by coach Jahner,” Olive said, “I will look to add in my own personality and ideas.” Olive said he was a high school standout in wrestling and football in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. While he struggled in school academically while in high school, he was able to work hard in college and achieve at a high level. That is the message he hopes to pass along to OHS students. “One of the reasons I love coaching and teaching is the fact that I used to be a poor student and I changed my life around so now I achieve at the highest level. I want to share that and encourage all students and athletes to do better,” he said. Olive said it doesn’t matter where you have been or what you have been because everyone has the power to change yourself. He said he expects his wrestlers to challenge themselves. “I am excited and nervous about this new challenge in my career. I may not have the experience but I will make up for that with determination and work ethic,” he added. Olive said his goal is for every wrestler to advance themselves as a student, as an athlete and as a human being. Returning wrestlers on the team include Ryan Hagan, Alan Leitner, Justin Morgan, and Bryan Levins. All are capable of reaching the regional this year. Several other wrestlers also return to the lineup this winter. One hole to ll will be the heavyweight position. Donald Bryan and Harrison O’Connor were two of the seniors from 2011 that must be replaced. While Okeechobee still has a young team, many of the wrestlers are still expected to achieve at a high level, no matter what age or grade. “We wish for individual success for ever y wrestler and we have great expectations for the team as a whole,” he added. Another goal is to create an identity for the team and to represent the Okeechobee community with pride. Olive said he expects maximum effort at all times from his athletes. “I want our opponents to know that i f they are going to wrestle our team or one of our wrestlers, if they mess with the cattle, they’re in for a battle,” he added. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BAPTIST PENTECOSTAL EPISCOPAL CHRISTIAN CHURCHYou are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 1167 Linda Rd. BHR863-357-6500 www.bhrchristianchurch.orgSunday Worship 10:30am~~~Wednesday Bible Study 6:30pm~~~Sunday Evening Service 6:00pm C H U R C H O F O U R S A V I O U R  C o m e w o r s h i p w i t h u s Ž S u n d a y 8 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:30 Christian Education 12:30 Holy Eucharist inSpanish W e d n e s d a y 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist Service 2 0 0 N W 3 r d S t r e e t 8 6 3 7 6 3 4 8 4 3 V i s i t o u r w e b s i t e a t w w w o k e e c o o s c o m Traditional Worship at 8:30am Sunday School at 10am Comtemporary Worship at 10:45am Evening Worship 6pmSunda y Mid Week Worship at 7pmW ednesda y Children and Youth Classes are Available on Sunday Morning and Wednesdays301 NE 4thAve.€ (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SR 70E 13 Okeechobee News November 18, 2011 New wrestling coach takes over OHS program Special to the Okeechobee News/ L. TewksburyFuture Stars Baseball CampThe Future Stars Baseball Camp would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring their recent golf tournament held at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club on Nov. 12, 2011: Fitness Factory, Lehman Auto Body, New York Life, Speckled Perch Steakhouse, Everglades Farm Equipment, American Drilling Services, Eli’s Western Wear, Big Lake Eye Care, Golden Lion of Mid FL, Backyard Barbeque, Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters and Golden Corral. Special thanks to the rst place team who donated their winnings back to the Camp and to the Speckled Perch who donated the door prizes. Pictured at left is door prize winner, Jess Manson. Pictured at right is rst place team, Harry Tewksbury and Buddy Adams. Not pictured are Billy Adams and Bryan Long. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLeft, new coach Robert Olive keeps the wrestlers moving in practice and tries to make the sport fun for the new wrestlers. At right, Ryan Hagan is one of the top returning wrestlers to the Brahman roster this season.


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Screen Porch. $600 mo. + Security deposit. (573)686-6145 or (573)718-8074 OKEECHOBEE 2/1 single wide Treasure Island, quiet street, dead end, sea wall, boat slip, lake access, $445/mo (423)237-8948 MobileHome RentTREASURE ISLAND 3/2, New carpet, large yard, large shed. Move in $700. 1/1, Condo with util. Move in $600. Call: 863-634-0663. MobileHomeSale BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 OKEECHOBEE 2br & 2ba, 1400 sq. ft. Furnished, ceramic tile throughout, new counter tops, new at top stove, large shed and parking for 3 vehicles. Park Rent $305. $14,900.00. Call (772) 597-1130. OKEECHOBEELg. 3br/ 2ba DW, w/14x40 addition, metal roof, FP, 11x20 shop, on Canal. Covered dock & slip. Sprinklers, $75K O.B.O. 772-321-1835 or 772-664-6799. Palm Harbor Homes Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go! Save Up To 35K 800-622-2832 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com RVSpace Rent Limited Time Only* Water Front RV Lots $400.00/mo. Incl. Utilities* Covered Dockage Incl. W/Lot Rent* Cabin $500.00/mo. Incl. Utilities* Call863-763-4417 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News November 18, 2011


For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles2005 FORD TARURS SE Air bags, air conditioning, alarm system, anti-lock brakes, automatic transmission, CD, cruise control, power locks, power wheels, rear defrost, tinted windows, V-6 $3,500 /or best offer (863)634-3500 or (863)634-3138 2006 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 Rare Black on Black two-tone leather interior. 7.0L V8 RWD 6-spd. 505hp, with a 6 speed manual. Only 23,500 Miles. $38,900 /neg (813)468-5128 Pickup TrucksFor Sale 2000 Ford 150 XLT Mark III, 110K miles, Loaded w/Fiber Glass Lid 863-610-1362 Sport Utility2004 CHEVROLET 1500 SUBURBAN Z71 Silver with all available options. Towing, 3 rows seats, air bags, air conditioning, alarm system, alloy wheels, bucket seats, cruise control, heated seats, one owner, rear defrost, antilock brakes, CD, leather, power locks, V-8, automatic transmission, four wheel drive, loaded, tinted windows $11,000 /neg (863)824-0835 or (863)634-5023 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeLEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns T owing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on December 5, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2006 Lark Trailer VIN #5RTBE24266D001753 T erms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 403056 ON 11/18/2011 Public NoticeREQUEST FOR RFQ/RFP The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive proposals for the purpose of securing Engineering Services for professional wastewater engineering services for the following: Vacuum Station No.1 Rehabilitation Detailed RFQ/RFP documents are available upon request from the of ce of the Executive Director, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 (Tel.) 863-763-9460. The OUA intends to review the submittals and reserves the right to reject any or all submittals. The OUA selection committee will rank the submittals and submit them to the OUA Board for consideration. The OUA Board may elect for presentations or select a quali ed rm from the submittals presented. The RFQ/RFP’s must be delivered to the Executive Director’s of ce, on or before 4:00 PM, December 15, 2011. The submittal must be in a sealed envelope with the project description clearly marked on the outside. John F. Hayford Executive Director 402749 ON 11/18,20,23/2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2011TD094 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2205 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: FIRST ADDITION TO PINEWOOD HEIGHTS LOTS 1 & 2 15 & 16 & THE VACATED ALLEY BETWEEN SAME BLOCK 33 LOTS 8 & 9 & VACATED ALLEY BETWEEN SAME BLOCK 34 THAT PORTION OF VACATED BISHOP STREET BETWEEN BLOCKS 34 & 33 NORTH OF MYRTLE AVENUE & SOUTH OF DOGWOOD AVENUE THAT PART OF DOGWOOD AVENUE VACATED IN ORB 438 PAGE 110 1-14-37-35-0030-00330-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JENNIFER L DUNSON SHELBY D DUNSON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 22nd day of December, 2011 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 402198 ON 11/11,18,25;12/2/2011 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF RESCISSION OF ALL WATER SHORTAGE RESTRICTIONS ISSUED BY THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT On November 10, 2011, in response to changed resource conditions, the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District issued Orders Rescinding Water Shortage Restrictions throughout the entire District. Effective, November 18, 2011, the water shortage restrictions imposed by the various water shortage orders issued throughout the 2010-2011 drought are hereby rescinded for all users throughout the South Florida Water Management District’s boundaries as speci ed below; however, the year-round landscape irrigation rule remains in effect for all areas of the District. The following Orders were issued on November 10, 2011: Order No. 2011-200-DAO-WS, Order Rescinding Water Shortage Order No. 2010-206-DAO-WS, which imposed a water shortage warning on all users of surface water from Lake Istokpoga, the Indian Prairie Water Use Basin, Lake Okeechobee, and surface waters hydraulically connected to Lake Okeechobee. Order No. 2011-201-DAO-WS, Order Rescinding Water Shortage Order No. 2011-039-DAO-WS, which imposed modi ed phase I golf course restrictions and modi ed phase II landscape irrigation restrictions on surface and groundwater users within the District. Order No. 2011-202-DAO-WS, Order Rescinding Water Shortage Order No. 2011-040-DAO-WS, which imposed modi ed phase I restrictions on diversion and impoundment, agricultural, and nursery use classes withdrawing surface water in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Order No. 2011-203-DAO-WS, Order Rescinding Water Shortage Order No. 2011-041-DAO-WS, which authorized the District to operate certain by-pass structures located on the C-40, C-41, L-59, and L-60 Canals in the Indian Prairie Water Use Basin. Order No. 2011-204-DAO-WS, Order Rescinding Water Shortage Order No. 2011-042-DAO-WS, which imposed modi ed phase I water shortage restrictions for the agriculture and nursery use classes within a speci ed portion of the South Dade Water Use Basin. Order No. 2011-205-DAO-WS, Order Rescinding Water Shortage Order No. 2011-046-DAO-WS, which concurred with Order No. 2011-039-DAO-WS and modi ed the landscape irrigation restrictions to address water users in the service area of the Toho Water Authority and the Reedy Creek Improvement District as well as the City of Windermere. Order No. 2011-206-DAO-WS, Order Rescinding Water Shortage Order No. 2011-047-DAO-WS, which concurred with Order No. 2011-040-DAO-WS and modi ed allocations for the diversion and impoundment use class. Order No. 2011-207-DAO-WS, Order Rescinding Water Shortage Order No. 2011-061-DAO-WS, which imposed modi ed phase III water shortage restrictions on surface water users within the Lake Okeechobee Service Area. Order No. 2011-208-DAO-WS, Order Rescinding Water Shortage Order No. 2011-079-DAO-WS, which imposed modi ed phase III water shortage restrictions on speci ed permittees within the Lakeshore Perimeter Water Use Basin. Order No. 2011-209-DAO-WS, Order Rescinding Water Shortage Order No. 2011-080-DAO-WS, which imposed modi ed phase III landscape irrigation restrictions within the City of West Palm Beach’s Utility Service Area. The Orders are available on the District’s website at (www.sfwmd.gov); at the District Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL, 33406, 561-682-6785; and at all District Service Center Of ces, including, the Big Cypress Basin Service Center, 2660 Horseshoe Drive, North, Naples, FL 34104, 239-263-7615; the Lower West Coast Service Center, 2301 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33901, 239-338-2929; the Okeechobee Service Center, 205 North Parrott Ave., Suite 201, Okeechobee, FL 34972, 863-462-5260; and the Orlando Service Center, 1707 Orlando Central Parkway, Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32809, 407-858-6100. 403284 ON 11/18;CGS 11/24/2011 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011 CA 000244 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS, INC., MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2002-HE 1 TRUST Plaintiff, VS. LAURA SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAURA SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): LAURA SULLIVAN (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAURA SULLIVAN (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1, THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 50.01 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY’ LINE OF S.R. #724 (100 FEET IN WIDTH); THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF -WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST. PARALLEL WITH THE AFORESAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 1089.295 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.R. #724, A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 1089.295 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH: 1) 1997 HOMES OF MERITT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME TITLE NUMBER 72663306 & AND VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER FLHMLCP39715001A 2) 1997 HOMES OF MERITT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME TITLE NUMBER TITLE NUMBER 72663305 & AND VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER FLHMLCP39715001B a/k/a 6320 N.W 240TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou par& nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 8 day of November, 2011.SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 402623 ON 11/18,25/2011 Change in School Board Meeting Date The regular meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board for November will take place on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is the annual reorganization of the School Board and consideration of regular School Board business. The meeting will be held in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce located at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue. The meeting is open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 400760 ON 11/11,18/2011 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 11-26-2011 @ 10:00 AM Unit #126 Kimberly A. Farag Unit #210 Jo Ann C. Nicoll Unit #240 Mashara Y. Summers Unit #251 William F. Morgan Unit #255 Eric M. Collins Unit #432 Alphonso C. Nixon 402102 ON 11/11,18/2011 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ACCOUNTABILITY AND EFFECTIVENESS COMMITTEE 1:00 P.M. PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE 3:00 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 403165 ON 11/18/2011 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000255 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS MYERS A/K/A DENNIS W. MYERS A/K/A DENNIS WAYNE MYERS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: DENNIS MYERS A/K/A DENNIS W. MYERS A/K/A DENNIS WAYNE MYERS Last Known Address: 2046 Grange Hall Road, Fenton, Michigan 148430 Current Address: 2046 Grange Hall Road, Fenton, Michigan 148430 ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 20, BLOCK 3, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO DESCRIBED AS A 1978 CONCORD WITH ID’S 80139978A AND 80139978B A/K/A 145 NW 352ND CT, OKEECHOBEE, FL* 34972 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Okeechobee News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 8th day of Nov., 2011. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 MC 11 -75388**See the Americans with Disabilities Act In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. To request such an accommodation, please contact Corrie Johnson in Court Administration Suite 217, 250 NW Country Club Dr., Port St. Lucie 34986; Telephone: 772-807-4370; at least 3 working days of the date the service is needed. Hearing impaired, Voice impaired, please call 711. 403189 ON 11/18,25/2011 17 Okeechobee News November 18, 2011 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Eagles to host turkey shootThe Cypress Hut Eagles, 4509, will host a turkey shoot at 4701 U.S. 441 S.E. on Nov. 19 Dec. 10-11, Dec. 17-18. All shoot begins at 9 a.m. for $2 per shot. Proceeds go to Christmas for Kids. Gun to be raf ed at Dec. 18 shoot: Winner gets choice of Winchester Mod 1400 12 ga Auto and Marlin Model 90 12 ga Over/Under.Lutheran Church hosts bazaarA holiday bazaar will be held at Peace Lutheran Church at 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, on Saturday, Nov. 19 .Guardian ad Litem volunteer training scheduled for Nov. 19Are you ready to make a difference in the life of a child? The Guardian ad Litem Program will host Volunteer Certi cation Training in Okeechobee in November. Trainings will be held Seacoast National Bank Operations Center located at 1835 U.S. 441 S.E, Okeechobee 34974 on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m.4 p.m. For more information on please contact Keri Hughes, 772.785.5804.Bene t golf tournament setThe Big Lake Cancer Victims rst gol f tournament is planned for Saturday, Nov. 19. Best Ball 2 shot gun starts 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Blue Heron Golf Club, 1925 S.E. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee. Cost is $40 per person; Mulligans $5, 50/50 Drawing, lunch included. Prizes for longest drive andc losest to pin. For information Call Bill 863-634-2534 or Blue Heron 863-467-1651.OHS girls soccer team to hold 5K Run/WalkCome out and join OHS Girls Soccer in a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 8 a.m. at the Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Area on Hwy 441 N. Entry fees $25 day o f race. Each registerd runner or walker will receive commemmorative t-shirt and good y bag. All proceeds from the event will bene t the OHS Girls Soccer Team. For more information, please call Jeri Raulerson at 863697-8982.Eagles to host turkey shootEagles North will be holding a turke y shoot starting at 9 a.m. Sat. Nov. 19, at 4 p.m., we will be playing card Bingo. All proceeds go to the community Bene t fund for F.O. E. 4137, 9985 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee, 863-763-2552. Bene t yard sale SaturdayNeed extra cash for the holidays? A community yard sale will be held on Nov. 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fred Brown Children's Health Center, 2015 Hwy 441 N. Reserve a table for $10 and keep the proceeds from what you sell. There will be hot dogs, cold drinks and baked goods for sale. Proceeds from the event will go to the annual "Night With Santa" for needy children. To reserve a table, call Maggie at 863-763-1951. The fundraiser will also accept donations. Community Events


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School wrestling team won the rst match of the year and of the coaching career of new coach Robert Olive Wednesday when they blasted Martin County 60-24, in Okeechobee. The night was full of pin fall victories and no match ended in a decision on points. Winners for Okeechobee included Delfino Garcia at 106 pounds, Brandon Vickers at 113 pounds, Cody Grif th at 119 pounds, Larry Tabor at 138 pounds, Seth Crum at 195 pounds, and Greg Hernandez at 220 pounds. Justin Morgan was in the longest match of the night as he was pinned in the third round. OHS also got forfeit victories from Bryan Levins and Ryan Hagan. Coach Olive said it was a good win to start the season for the Brahmans but it showed him there are a lot of things the team needs to work on. He said he also had butter ies as he coached his rst high school match. "I was really nervous before hand but once the match got going and the adrenaline started to ow, I lost my voice. It was a good time," he added. The younger Brahman grapplers were v ery aggressive and were able to come out w ith con dence and secure wins very quickly. Among the newcomers who impressed the large crowd was Vickers, who only started in high school wrestling this year. He admitted that he was nervous before his rst high school match. "My strategy was to show no anger, smile and go at it. I found my opponent to be very light and I tossed him around easily," he added. Vickers was encouraged to try wrestling by his family and friends. He had wrestled with his younger brothers and was told he was good at it. "That was a different kind of wrestling but I've learned the school way and it's fun. I noticed my opponent wasn't smiling tonight and that helped me," he said. Olive said Brandon is in tremendous shape and overcame his nerves to put together an impressive performance. He said all of the younger wrestlers impressed with their skills and work ethic. "I tell them to come out quick and get your pin. I want the kids to do what they want to do and not wait on their opponents," he added. The wrestling team will host South Fork on Nov. 30. Match time is 6:30 p.m. Brahman mat team pins Martin County 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BILL F. STEGKEMPER, BILL F. STEGKEMPER,REALTOR, CRS, GRI, APPRAISER REALTOR, CRS, GRI, APPRAISERBK129997 BK129997 BUYERS ONLY REALTY CO.P.O. Box 1074, Okeechobee, FL34973 517 S.W. Park St. € Okeechobee(863) 801-9497CELL A L W A Y S S A V I N G P R O P E R T Y B U Y E R S $ M O N E Y V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com 11.5 +/ACRES OFLIGHT INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL PROPERTYWith frontage on Hwy 441 North. $249,000. 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Only includes business, not real estate. $55,000 MLS #205434 2001-M: Taylor Creek 2 bd/2 ba MH. New skirting, wooden dock, two sheds, furnished, new appliances, and screen porch. $54,900 NOW $49,900 Make Offer! MLS #203697 18 Okeechobee News November 18, 2011 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDel no Garcia was all smiles after his win in the 106 pound division Wednesday night. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School Boys soccer got goals from Diego Rodriguez, Erick Garcia and Hunter Pritchard as they defeated Boynton Beach 3-2 to open their regular season Monday night in Palm Beach County. The girls soccer squad also won a District 15-3A game against Boynton Beach 4-0 on Monday. The Brahman boys cross country team nished 10th at the region 4-3A race on Saturday at South Fork High School. The top six teams quali ed for the state meet this year. Hernan Baltazar continued to run well for Okeechobee as he nished 17th overall at 17:50. Phillip Suarez nished in 40th place and Mariano Alvarez nished in 47th place. The top 15 individuals also quali ed for the state race this year. Tabatha Henry was able to qualify for the states as the only Okeechobee High School girl in the ve kilometer race. She nished sixth overall with a time of 20:35. The state nals are this weekend in Dade City. Brahman Sports Briefs


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