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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 113 15.11 feetLast Year: 10.93 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Golf team wins Okeechobee Invitational ... Page 19 Bass club hosts tourney Page 9 Corps starts lake releases ... Page 3 City has new public works director... Page 3 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two Jupiter men were sent to area hospitals following the crash of their 2003 single-engine Lancair airplane into a tankertruck parked at Walpole Feed & Supply, Inc. Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce Detective Marty D. Faulkner said the xed-wing plane, valued at over $300,000, was registered to Thomas Hewitt. With Mr. Hewitt in the plane was Donald Dowd. The detective said Mr. Hewitt was airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for treatment, while Mr. Dowd was taken to Raulerson Hospital. As of Monday, Sept. 17, both men were doing well, stated the detective. The Sunday, Sept. 16, crash apparently occurred as a result of the men practicing touch-andgo maneuvers at the Okeechobee County Airport around 10 to 10:30 a.m., stated a witness. They came in very hot, Jupiter men injured in plane crash Submitted photo/ OCSOThis 2003 single engine Lancair airplane broke its prop Sunday, Sept. 16, while doing touch-and-go maneuvers at the Okeechobee County Airport then crashed into a molasses tanker-truck and nally came to rest in some woods along N.W. Eighth St. The two men in the plane were not critically injured, stated a report by an Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce detective. Submitted photo/ John BubelA molasses tanker-truck belonging to Walpole Feed & Supply burst into ames after a small single-engine plane crashed into it Sunday morning. See PLANE Page 5 According to statutes, its the countys responsibilityBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A recent animal abuse case has sparked a rather one-sided debate on just who is responsible for caring for these animals when they are taken from their owners especially, large animals such as cows and horses. The reason this is a one-sided debate is that only the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO) is talking about the situation. As of newspaper deadline, no one from the administrative branch of Okeechobee County government has returned phone calls seeking comment. At the heart of the issue are four horses that, according to the arresting deputys report, were rated as poor to thin in the Sept. 9 case. OCSO Deputy Howard Pickering went on to point out in his arrest report that there were also 34 dogs, six hogs, six chickens and two goats on the property. Nine o f those dogs were living inside the home, added his report. Since the arrest of the owner o f those animals, Okeechobee County Animal Control has gone to the residence and removed some o f the dogs. In a Tuesday, Sept. 11, intervie w animal control head Gary Barber said he was waiting on a veterinarWho should care for seized animals? Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCSOFour equines, including this miniature mare, were among the animals found at a Fort Drum home, resulting in the owner being charged with cruelty to animals. See ANIMALS Page 5
Weather forecast from the National Weather Service for Okeechobee and surrounding area.Okeechobee ForecastWednesday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Extended ForecastThursday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind around 5 mph. First production run achieves technical goalsLS9, Inc., a technology leader in the dev elopment of renewable and sustainable chemicals and fuels, has announced the successful startup of its Florida operations with an initial production run of fatty alcohols. LS9 completed the retro t of the demonstration facility in Okeechobee in May of this year. "We are very pleased that our very rst run at 135,000 liter scale went so well. It is a direct re ection of the strength of our technology team in South San Francisco and our operations team in Okeechobee," said Ed Dineen, President and CEO of LS9. Initially, the Florida facility will be used to enhance the company's production capability and generate large commercial samples for testing and product quali cation by key partners and prospective customers. This rst production run performed superbly, producing several tons of fatty alcohol with excellent replication of technical metrics seen at pilot scale. Fatty alcohols, which are long carbon chain alcohols, are used widely in the $5 billion market for surfactants, including industrial and consumer detergents. The facility will also be used to test and optimize new process conditions. "We plan to perform additional fatty alcohol runs to demonstrate the robustness of our technology platform and then switch to diesel fuel and ester chemical production to further demonstrate the production optionality of the technology," added Mr. Dineen. "We'd like to thank all of our employees who have been involved with this project, especially Pablo Otero who was the Project Director. In addition, we would like to recognize the support of the Florida Opportunity Fund and all the local contractors who helped us retro t the facility," said Greg Rood, LS9's Vice President of Operations.About LS9, Inc.LS9, Inc. is a technology leader in the commercial development of a growing portfolio of sustainable products to meet the needs of chemical and fuel markets worldwide. Its unique technology platform enables low costs, feedstock exibility and process simplicity across a diversity of fermentationderived products ranging from vehicle-read y fuels to chemicals for lubricants, detergents and personal care products. In June 2010, LS9 was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's highest environmental honor for its revolutionary technology. The Company's investors include Flagship Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Chevron Technology Ventures and BlackRock. LS9 is headquartered in South San Francisco, California. Further information can be found at www.ls9.com. LS9 announces successful start-up demonstration facilit y 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Always on Top of the JobRe-Roofing Specialists Metal & Shingle Roofs Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Julie FletcherLS9 completed the retro t of the demonstration facility in Okeechobee in May of this year. The facility will be used to generate large commercial samples of renewable and sustainable chemicals and fuels. Okeechobee Forecast
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. A rated companies. Call us for a free quote. Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 3 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News David Allen now lls the recently created position of public works director for the City of Okeechobee where he supervises the eight people who maintain the city's street and drainage system. Mr. Allen grew up in Oregon and lived most of his adult life in the Denver area w here he spent 21 years with Denver Water and Utility. He has a masters degree in public administration as well as a strong environmental background. Mr. Allen is retried after 20 years in the Army National Guard, part of that time was served as a combat engineer. He comes to Okeechobee from South Florida Water Management District where he w as a water conservation supervisor. "I wanted something more hands on," w as the reason Mr. Allen gave for coming to Okeechobee. "This is a very hands-on position." Even though his duties include of ce w ork he expects to spend half his time in the eld," he said. Longtime city public works employee Donnie Robertson now has the title of operations supervisor and will be handling the day-to-day operations of the department while Mr. Allen will be more involved in management, engineering and budget. "We compliment each other." Mr. Allen said of Mr. Robertson. "Donnie (Robertson) and I go out and look at things together," he said. "I rely on his expertise. I have a lot to learn from all my people." Mr. Allen is currently working with the Florida Department of Transportation on the project to improve the intersection of S.R. 70 and U.S. 441. He said that while some oak trees in the park will be lost, others will be planted. Mr. Allen said he likes Okeechobee and he is looking forward to moving his family here from Loxahatchee. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at email@example.com. City of Okeechobee has new public works director Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaDavid Allen is the new director of public works for the City of Okeechobee. Minimal Regatta sets sail in OctoberGrab your boats, paddles, and all the creativity you can muster. The Kiwanis Club's Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta homemade boat race is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 9 a.m. Come out for bounce houses,obstacle course, great food, and wild boat races. Admission is FREE. There are still a few racer spots open, but you will need to hurry. Call J.D. Mixon at 863-634-1778 or visit www.MinimalRegatta.com for more information." By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (COE), is being proactive to slow the rise of Lake Okeechobee during the hurricane season. On Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 18, Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida, announced that beginning at 7 a.m. Sept. 19 (today) COE would begin releasing water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River and the St. Lucie Canal. The colonel said that during most of the spring and summer the lake level has been below the preferred range. However, there have been signi cant rises in the lake level associated with Tropical Storm Isaac. Lake Okeechobee is reaching the upper level of 15.5 feet prescribed under the Lake Okeechobee Regulations Schedule (LORS). At 1,500 cubic feet per second on the Caloosahatchee and 900 cubic feet per second on the St. Lucie, these releases are well below the level authorized by LORS. They will remain in effect until further notice. At this time COE is not trying to drop the lake to a speci c level, but to slow the rise of the lake to prevent larger releases in the future. Colonel Greco feels this level of release should have a minimum effect on the ecology of the estuaries. He said that COE would be looking at long and short-range weather forecasts and might have to make adjustments to the rate of ow depending on rainfall. The goal of COE is to try to maintain storage capacity in the lake during the hurricane season and enter the dry season in good shape. Some predictions call for a wetter than normal dry season. Each Tuesday the COE considers the opinions of scientists as to the environmental effects of releasing water before any decisions are made on future releases. When asked about the condition of the Herbert Hoover Dike during Tropical Storm Isaac, the colonel replied that the dike performed as it was expected and there was no seepage. The colonel said that at 18 feet, there is a higher probability of dike failure in some sections. However he said it is the goal of COE to keep the lake considerably lower than 18 feet. It is important that lake releases keep ahead of rising lake levels because water ows into the lake much faster than it can be released. Colonel Greco said that one foot o f rain in the upper Kissimmee basin would result in a 3 or 4 foot rise in lake level in a relatively short length of time. With maximum releases it would take 75 days to release that much water from the lake.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Corps starts releases from Lake Okeechobee
Checkpoints These DUI checkpoints make me think of Nazi checkpoints. I dont understand why t here is not a checkpoint at the exit of the b ar parking lots. Drunk drivers murder and maim T HOUSANDS of innocent Floridians every y ear and you want to call those trying to s tem this slaughter Nazis? There are about 17,000 alcohol related car accident deaths in the United States each year. This means t hat there is a drunk driving death every 30 minutes. Plus, 248,000 people are injured in accidents where police reported that alcohol w as present, thus one person is injured in a drunk driving accident in the U.S. every 2 minutes. Actually, I think the courts have ruled t hat stopping drivers just because they came out of a bars parking lot is not legal. It would make sense to me, but not the courts.Okee-Tantie and the Ag Center The way to begin easing the county b udget and nding room for worthwhile c ommunity projects like a modest public w ater park (kept free of the presently shorelining gators, one hopes), is to immediately reinstate the re/EMT assessments waived b y commissioners on the largest, most numerous, and most dif cult to ght re in s tyle of buildingsthe grandiose churches w hich are also the ones attracting the largest crowds weekly complicating and overw helming EMT response in emergencies. F orcing them to pay their fair share of the massive infrastructure load they place on other county departments. Since the commission is set on closing Okee-Tantie, perhaps the real savings would b e to close the Agri-Civic Center, The AgriCivic Center and Okee-Tantie are funded in t he same budget line. The Agri-Civic Center c ontinually, year after year, costs more to operate, and loses more, than Okee-Tanti. So lets get scally responsible and get rid of all the white elephants. Why no water parks in Okeechobee with the largest body of water in the sate right here? Those in charge could make Okee-Tantie into a waterpark with slides and a safe place for swimming. I think a water park at Okee-Tantie is actually a good idea. Maybe they should look at privatizing that. It might actually work. Who managed the Cattlemans Arena? It was a great place with a lot of events and easily maintained. I agree the county needs to generate revenue and making something happen in Okee-Tantie is a great start. Our current county commission is too comfortable to feel the need to try new things. TAKE THE RISK! This is an example of how sometimes elections just dont come out right. The process is right. We will be drowning again with the stagnant stench of inactivity. Anything is better than nothingright now Okee-Tantie is nothing. The Agri Center is nothing but a private club booked and used by a select few. Yard sale When I heard this on the news, I thought it had to be a joke, but it turns out the Obama campaign is asking people to hold yard sales and send them the money. When people in Okeechobee have yard sales, I think they either need the money themselves or they are raising money for charity. This idea apparently came from the same folks who tried to convince engaged couples to ask their friends and families to donate to the campaign instead of giving them wedding presents. This idea did not catch on with brides. I thought it had to be a hoax but I looked it up on snopes.com and it is true. How anybody in their right mind could ask Americans to sell what they have, dont need, and encourage their neighbors to have sales from which proceeds to contribute to a re-election cause, is beyond me. Middle-income Americans are shopping at yard sales and thrift stores to clothe their families and even stocking up on food to sustain themselves. You do realize that our president and his wife have their roots in the lower and middle economic classes and thus their hearts, souls, concerns, and support are focused there, making yard sales an entirely appropriate medium? Protect the innocentI am amazed as I think about how many Christians voted for Democrats or Republicans who are pro-choice. It boggles my mind that this would happen. I unlike many do not think these brothers and sisters in Christ are stupid, dumb, or ungodly, but it does leave a question in my mind. The question is how these Christians can vote for people who would not try and defend unborn children? This boggles my mind. Again I am not here to judge but I am here to call attention to this issue. Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the af icted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked. (Psalm 82:3-4) What happened to defending the fatherless? What happened to freeing them from the hand of the wicked? Isnt protecting the innocents part of our responsibility as Christians? Before I formed you in the womb I knew you (Jeremiah 1:5). He made each one of us with His own hand and knows our inner workings. Are we to destroy unborn children that were each made by the hands of God? Are we to destroy Gods most wonderful creation? His crowning achievement? Most times the Bible talks about the womb it speaks of man coming from it. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mothers womb and called me through His grace. (Galatians 1:15) God set Paul apart while still in his mothers womb. Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (Luke 1:42) Elizabeth was talking with Mary and the baby leapt from in her womb. Notice it does not say the fetus wept or that the parasite wept. Elections are coming, but this is not an attempt to get you to vote for Republican or Democrat, because that is not important. What is important is the sanctity of life. Lif e begins in the womb and does not stop until we breath our last. As you can tell I am pro-life, I would vote for those who suppor t the protection of unborn life. This is one o f the key issues Christians should consider. I would like to know, what choice that unborn children have? Who is speaking fo r them? Who is protecting this innocent life? Why is it that the Bible is not what Christians follow anymore? Why are Christians letting go of biblical principles so they could worry about their pocketbooks? Why is i t people can live the way they want and hav e no repercussions? Brothers and sisters in Christ I urge you do not be conformed to this world, but b e transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2) Is abortion part of Gods good pleasing and perfect will? If you can say yes, you hav e missed the point of what Scripture says. How would Jesus vote if He came, would He worry about the economy? Would H e vote for the health care reform? Would H e vote for homosexual marriage or would H e vote for the one who protects lives of the innocent? When my father and my mothe r forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. (Psalm 27:10) Now I know this is a moo t point, because when Jesus comes back H e will rule, but hopefully this will get peopl e to think. Let us remember to pray for elected leaders regardless of party. In Christ, Tommaso Pasquarella September 19, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! September Blood DrivesSeptember is a special month for donating blood in Okeechobee. If you donate at one of the September drives on or before Saturday, Sept. 22 you will still be eligible to donate at the November Okeechobee Blood Roundup. Check which drive suits you best and get out and donate to save the life of your neighbor, your friend, and your family. Blood drives are planned for: Saturday, Sept. 22 Publix, 1-6 p.m.; and, Saturday. Sept. 29 Wal Mart, 11 a.m.4 p.m.CASTLE calls for volunteers for safe parenting programCASTLEs mission is to stop child abuse before it even happens by empowering parents with the education necessary to create successful, loving, and nurturing families. Were making a difference, one family at a time. Call 772-465-6011 or e-mail email@example.com.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A legitimate role for the press is that of the publics watchdog. Most citizens cant spend the time necessary to personally observe their public officials at work, or to determine how well public institutions are carrying out their public mission. But too many newspapers these days act more like mad dogs than watchdogs. Were proud to be different. We try to carry out our watchdog role as humble representatives of the public, always maintaining a courteous tone and our reputation for purposeful neutrality. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 ian to perform Coggins tests on the horses and that he expected to get the horses that same day. He went on to say his of ce had removed seven or eight of the dogs from the home. However, as of Monday, Sept. 17, Deputy Pickering said all of the horses were still on the premises. And as of his last count, 14 dogs had been removed from the home on N.E. 301st Boulevard. Which brings up this question: Who is responsible for seeing to it that these animals are properly cared for and nursed back to health? When animal control was contacted Tuesday morning, Mr. Barber said he couldn't respond to the question because it w as a sheriff's of ce case. When the sheriff's of ce was contacted, they said they were waiting to hear from the county. County of cials have not returned the newspaper's phone calls in regard to the animals. OCSO Major Noel Stephen said about two years ago he and Sheriff Paul May had discussions with county administrator Robbie Chartier, deputy county administrator J im Threewits and county attorney Laura McCall about such situations. Maj. Stephen said this discussion centered around the fact that the sheriff's of ce is handling more and more abuse cases dealing with large animals, and how the county needs to have a facility where these animals can be placed for a short period of time. "They left me thinking they were going to move forward with this," said Maj. Stephen. He went on to explain that the sheriff's of ce has the authority to collect the animals, but it's up to the county to take care of them. And, Florida statute 588.21 backs him up. That statute states: "The county commissioners of the several counties of Florida shall establish and maintain pounds or suitable places for the keeping of any livestock taken up and impounded hereunder until the same shall be sold, redeemed or otherwise disposed of, which pounds or other suitable places may be a part of or operated in conjunction with a county animal control center. In any case, such county commissioners shall provide truck transportation for the impounded animals." Other counties face the same problem. "They don't have a choice. It's the county's obligation," said Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon. "I couldn't nd a way to get around it. It (the statute) may be vague, but who else is going to do it?" Sheriff Whiddon explained that he went before Glades County commissioners and told them about the problem his agency was having and suggested they use some county property by the county barn on S.R. 78. So, he said, the county fenced in a few acres, piped water to some troughs then put in some gates and holding pens. When seized animals are being held there, Sheriff Whiddon said his agriculture deputy feeds them and cares for them every day. If cattle are seized, they are nursed back to health then sold. The proceeds from their sale then goes to the county to pay for their expenses. If there is any money left once those expenses are paid, it is given to the owner of the animals. In the case of horses, Sheriff Whiddon said they don't keep them. Instead, the animals are taken to a couple different groups in Fort Myers who either keep the horses or see to it they are adopted. Glades County pays for the Coggins test on the horses. "If you're not careful, this can run into quite a bit of money for the county. But, we try to recover as much as possible," he said. Small animals are cared for by the county's animal control facility. Sheriff's of ce trucks and trailers are used to move the large animals, added Sheriff Whiddon. Chief Deputy Randy Dey, of the Hardee County Sheriff's Of ce, said they used to use a livestock market to house animals but it has closed. "Now, we have some local ranchers who store animals for us," he said. As in Glades County, Chief Deputy Dey said seized cattle are cared for then sold. Horses, he continued, are taken to a shelter. He said the abuse and/or abandonment of large animals is becoming more of a problem for Hardee County. And, because of that, the county is trying to nd a facility to hold these animals. In St. Lucie County, the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Of ce (SLCSO) has an informal arrangement with the 4-H of that county to temporarily use a 4-H pasture when the need arises, said SLCSO Public Information Of cer Mark Weinberg in an e-mail. Maj. Stephen said counties designating facilities to temporarily house and care for these large animals is a growing trend. That's due, in part, to a poor economy and animal owners nding it more and more dif cult to feed these animals. "I think the county has adequate facilities that can be utilized for temporary housing for large animals. We've worked with the county over the past year in acquiring such properties to use," said Maj. Stephen. "We have used the cattlemen's arena to take care of them in the past. But, as of today, the county has not made any arrangements for such a facility." He went on to point out that the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center "... could be a potential facility." The major said the initial cost would be borne by the county, but the sheriff's of ce would seek restitution from animal owners in its criminal cases. He said the cost should not "... be a burden on the taxpayer, but on the criminal." The length of time the county would have to care for con scated animals would vary, said the major. "It would vary anywhere from two days to two months, depending on the disposition of the case," he continued. Hendry, Highlands and DeSoto counties were also contacted for their input on this situation but those calls were not returned as of newspaper deadline. A NIMALSContinued From Page 1 about midway on the runway, and they tried to force the plane down," said John Bubel, a local pilot with over 30 years of ying experience. "Out of a dozen times, they had one good landing. I would have quit at that." On what turned out to be their last touchand-go attempt, the plane hit the runway w ith such force that the nose wheel was sheared off, said Mr. Bubel, who had been w atching the plane from the patio of the airport restaurant. That apparently caused the nose of the plane to dip and the prop to hit the runway. "They tried to take off again, but once y ou hit the prop you don't have any power," said Mr. Bubel. The plane did manage to get airborne again but only ew a short distance before striking a tanker-truck parked at the Walpole Feed & Supply company at N.W. Eighth St. and U.S. 98 N. "Once it was beyond the tree line we saw a big explosion. When we got there (Walpole's) we realized he hit the top of a tanker-truck," recalled Mr. Bubel. "They (the plane's occupants) were in their late 60s. One of them was sitting up and had a bloody face. The other one had some blood on his chest and he was laying down. They got banged up." Detective Faulkner said the small plane hit the truck then slid over 150 feet where it struck some lumber material. The plane continued to slide until it nally came to rest in a wooded area along N.W. Eighth St. A spokeswoman with Walpole said Monday that the tanker carries molasses but she wasn't sure if there was any in the tanker at the time. She said the truck and tanker had a value of around $140,000. Mr. Bubel said he continued to watch as the pilot of the plane kept coming in "too hot," hitting the runway then taking off. He did say, however, on about the fth attempt the plane came in very smoothly, touched down gently then became airborne. "We realized right away someone wasn't very good with that plane," he offered. Detective Faulkner said Mr. Dowd was the pilot when the nose of the plane stuck the runway. Mr. Hewitt then took control of the plane and tried to y it until it crashed into the tanker-truck. As he watched the plane attempt to land then take off again, Mr. Bubel said he just knew something bad was going to happen. "I've never seen anybody that bad," he added. PLANEContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee Friends of NRA plan banquet on Oct. 11The Okeechobee Friends of NRA plans to hold a banquet on Oct. 11 at 6 pm. The banquet will be held at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St. Tickets and sponsorship information are available at The Gun Shop, Okeechobee Shooting Sports, The Hunters Den, by calling 863-634-8678, or online at www.friendsofnra.org. The NRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Banquet proceeds will help support many community services related to rearm education, hunter safety, conservation, youth marksmanship, range improvements, and law enforcement training, as well as many other shooting sports interests. Please join your local business owners, friends, neighbors, and community leaders on 10-11-12 as we work together to ensure the shooting sports for the next generation.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Charles Richard Rick Collison, 64,OKEECHOBEE Charles Richard Rick Collison, peacefully died at home on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, with Ruby, his other half, by his side. Rick was born in Maryland and had resided in Ft. Lauderdale owning and operating a lawn and garden center and also co-owned a lounge with Ruby. They retired eight and a half years ago and relocated to Okeechobee. Even after retiring to the Lake area, his favorite sport remained salt-water shing, especially in Cabo San Lucas. Rick was preceded in death by his son, Paul Brian Collison; daughter-in-law, Michelle Collison; parents, Charles W. and Hilda Collison; and a nephew, Chad Evans. He is survived by his long-time companion and help-mate, Ruby Merchant of Okeechobee; daughters, Deidra (Ed) Ruby of Sunrise, Fla., Kathy (Greg) Scrivener of Tallahassee, Fla.; sister, Carolyn (Bill) Evans of Calif.; grandchildren, Angel, Brandi, Crissy, Dani, Kyle, Nicole, Sean, and Stephanie; great-granddaughter, Julia; and nephew, Jason Evans of Calif. The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a future date. If friends wish, donations may be made in Ricks memory to HealthWell Foundation, 9801 Washingtonian Blvd., 9th Floor, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, or the Okeechobee VNA, 208 S.E. Park St., Okeechobee, FL 34972. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Dorothy Owens, 92OKEECHOBEE Dorothy Owens died peacefully at home with her daughter by her side on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. She was born in Kentucky and previously resided with her husband in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Owens. She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Parks of Okeechobee. There are no services planned at this time. If friends desire, donations may be made in Dorothys memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 Submit obituaries to the Okeechobee News by emailing email@example.com. Photos and links to online guest books may also be requested. Obituaries are available online at orida.newszap.com. Free diabetes seminar plannedLiving With Diabetes will be presented by Wanda Haas, RN CDE at the Grand Oaks A ssisted Living Community, 203 S.E. Second St. located in the activities room on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. offered by the Visiting Nurses.Hopsice yard sale plannedCome and check out the many items at the Hospice yard sale set for Sept. 19 and 20, from 8 a.m. until noon. The Country Store has many new items and collectibles at great prices. V VA to hold meeting on effects of Agent OrangeThe Vietnam Veterans of America, Florida State council and America Serving Veterans Foundation, will hold a Town Hall meeting to address the birth defects, diseases and learning disabilities affecting the children and grandchildren of Vietnam Veterans. The forum will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Florida Seminole Veterans Building--Brighton, at 800 E. Harney Pond Rd., Brighton Reservation. For information contact Donna Kahn at 863-357-7620.Democratic Executive Committee to meet Sept. 20The Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will be having its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of Beef OBradys. Information about the upcoming community forum will be presented and several candidates will be visiting. Hope to see any interested Democrats there!Junior rodeo planned in OkeechobeeThe Florida Junior Rodeo Association w ill hold a rodeo on Sept. 22 and 23 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. This association is for kids ages 5-14. There will be Barrel Racing, Bareback Bronc Riding, Chute Dogging, Steer Riding, Tie Down Calf Roping, Breakaway, Goat Tying, Pole Bending and Cutting. For more information, see the web site at www.afjra.com or contact Kay Hickson at 561-996-2298. Knock Out Spice lecture rescheduledAttention, public servants, parents, students, community members, civic organizations, grandparents, business owners and community leaders: Do you know w hat SPICE is? The kids do. On Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall you can learn how to protect our children and community from these dangerous drugs. Learn what synthetic drugs are and about unknown dangers and consequences. September CCC meeting plannedThe Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce.Shriners kick off season with a spaghetti dinnerCome and enjoy the rst of the season Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4 until 7 p.m. and music for listening and dancing from 5 until 8 p.m. For just $6, you get a complete spaghetti dinner with salad, bread and drink. Our local club is also collecting the pull tabs that you save from your aluminum cans. Bring yours to the club where we convert them to gas money for the free transportation van of local patients to the Shrine Hospital. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, please contact Kip Gardner at 863-3570427, Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378. All proceeds bene t Shriners Childrens Charities.County Fair Board to meetThe Okeechobee County Fair Board will have there monthly meeting on Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. held at the Chamber building.Feathers & Furs 4-H holds Rabbit & Poultry ClinicOn Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Feathers & Furs 4-H Club will host a Rabbit and Poultry Care Clinic, with a drawing for a rabbit with a $1 donation to the club. The clinic will be held at Jones Supply & Feed, at 801 S.W. Park St. (south of Advance Auto Parts). Other 4-H Clubs are welcome to set up with us. Contact: Cathy Arthur, 863-763-1512.BHR homeowners plan rst meetingThe rst meeting, after summer break, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the BHR Community Center. A pot luck dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will follow. Fried chicken, tea and coffee will be provided. Bring a favorite dish to share and join in meeting your neighbors. Share your concerns about what is going on, or needs to go on, in the community. For questions, call Joyce at 863-467-0674.Healthy Start Coalition announces Oct. 3 meetingThe board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at their of ce located at 1132 S. Parrott Ave. in the White House Plaza. This meeting is open to the public. For more information about the Coalition please contact executive director, Kay Begin at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877. Fun day to help injured teenA fundraiser Fun Day event will be held for Kaleb Fred Langdale of Glades County to help with medical expenses after he lost part of his arm to an alligator. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Chalo Nitka grounds in Moore Haven. Lots of fun things for all Marthas House presents Purple and White NightLets have a fun night featuring T.J. and the Cruisers Rock and Roll Revue. Wear your Purple and White on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post, #10539, Okeechobee. Admission is just $15. For tickets, please call 863-763-2893. Community Events
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BUDGET SUMMARYChildren Services Council of Okeechobee Fiscal Year 2012-2013THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CHILDREN SERVICES COUNCIL OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY ARE 3.5 % MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES Millage Per $1,000 0.3060 Projected Tax Roll $1,462,801,691 95% Collections $1,389,661,606 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES: BUDGET Taxes: Millage Per $1000 Ad Valorum Taxes 0.3060 $425,236 INTEREST INCOME $5,000 TOTAL SOURCES $430,236 Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets $1,107,451 $1,537,687 EXPENDITURES AGENCY ALLOCATIONS $391,154 ANNUAL AUDIT/ACCOUNTING $9,000 COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE $9,000 COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS $30,000 GRANT EXPANSION PROJECT $164,114 HUMAN SERVICES $20,000 MEDICALLY NEEDY $15,000 OTHER PROJECTS/EXPENSES $100,000 PROPERTY APPRAISER $21,000 SPECIAL PROJECTS $75,000 SUMMER PROJECTS $175,000 TAX COLLECTOR $9,000 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $1,018,268 FUND BALANCE/& TRANSFER/RESERVES $519,419 TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES $1,537,687 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND / OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED The Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee has tentatively adopted a budget for 2012-2013. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: September 24, 2012 at 5:01 p.m. at Okeechobee County School Board 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Room 303 Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 7 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Basinger Community Center. A covered-dish supper will start at 6 p.m. followed by services at 7 p.m. Tommy Sheppard will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Doyle McDuf e at 863-763-2285. Please join us this Sunday, Sept. 23, for a special Friends and Family Day at Victory Baptist Church You'll enjoy special music by our Victory Youth, as w ell as our own talented Victory Band. Following a special message from God's word, there will be a special pot luck dinner t for a king! Service times are Sunday school 10 a.m., morning worship 10:45 a.m. For information, contact 863-763-0669. Evangelist Jerry Cottrel will be at the Haven of Rest Church in Cedar Plaza, Okeechobee, on Sept. 20, 21 and 22, at 7 p.m. Also on Sunday, Sept. 23, with two programs at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Everyone is w elcome. Please come and enjoy. Okeechobee Ministerial Association announces the Community-wide Fifth Sunday Service sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. at Faith Farm Tabernacle, 7595 NE 128th Ave. Rev. Jim Benton of Faith Farm Ministries will be preaching and members of the Okeechobee Ministerial Association will participate in this unique community serv ice. Choir music by The New St. Stephens Choir, directed by Jimmy McNeal and the Okeechobee Community Choir, directed by Sandy Perry. Come worship and fellowship w ith friends and neighbors. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott A ve., invites everyone to visit the re-opening of the Next 2 New Clothes Kloset Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. until noon. The resale store has used clothing and accessories, reasonably priced, located in the building directly behind the church. The public is inv ited. Oakview Baptist Church invites children to our new Awana Club. Our Awana Club includes children from Kindergarten to 5 grade. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Come join in all the fun! Please call the Church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 1731 Hunter Rd, Buckhead Ridge, would like to invite all to services. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., evening services at 7 p.m.; Wednesday evening prayer service; pot luck dinner 6 p.m. followed by prayer, praise, music and good fellowship. Everyone is welcome. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church will have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1401 NE 14th Avenue, Okeechobee. All funds go to support our soup kitchen. Call Crystal Harris for more information at 863-612-6395. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God's message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. A rea churches plan programs Share your news and photos for this column by email to okeenews @ newsza p .comPlaces ofWorship
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: Daily Local News Updates New interactive and easy to navigate format Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best! Tummy Tuck Breast Augmentation Breast Lift/Reduction Endoscopic Brow Lift Face Lift Nasal Surgery Eyelid Surgery Liposculpture Botox and Fillers 8 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO) will set up a DUI/drivers license checkpoint Friday, Sept. 28, on S.R. 15. These check points are a proven tool and are effective in reducing the number of people killed or injured in alcohol-involved crashes, said Sheriff Paul May. He went on to say research shows that such crashes are reduced by an average of 20 percent when w ell-publicized checkpoints are conducted enough. Law enforcement of cers will be checking drivers for signs of possible impairment. Drivers will also be checked to make sure they have the proper licensing. Impaired drivers can expect to be arrested and jailed. Besides nes and other fees, impaired drivers can also expect to have their license suspended and the cost of their insurance increased. DUI classes and other expenses can exceed $10,000, pointed out Sheriff Paul May. Motorists are reminded that if they are going to drink they should designate a driver; call a cab; call a family member; or, stay home. Florida law considers a driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher to be impaired. Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are also in violation of state law. Of cers from the Okeechobee City Police Department and troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol will be assisting the sheriffs of ce in this operation. DUI checkpoint will be on S.R. 15 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County S heriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida H ighway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Reba Lynn Osceola, 22, Madisyn Trial, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 13 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation fraud (two counts). She is being held without bond. Ricardo L. Sanchez, 36, S.W. 23rd St., Miami, was arrested Sept. 14 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the felony of possession of contraband in a state correctional institution. He is being held without bond. Rafael Brito, 40, S.E. 39th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 15 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Gregori Nicholas Hunt, 19, N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 16 by Of cer Cesar Romero on felony charges of violation of probation possession with intent to sell oxycodone, violation of probation possession with intent to sell aprazolam and violation of probation possession with intent to sell marijuana. He is being held without bond. Cathalina M. Villareal, 28, S.E. 27th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 17 by Deputy Rusty Harts eld on felony charges of grand theft and defrauding a pawnbroker. Her bond was set at $5,000. Nelida Miriam Ocampo, 24, S. 29th St., Fort Pierce, was arrested Sept. 17 by Of cer Kelley Margerum on a felony charge of petit theft. Her bond was set at $5,000. Erminia Meras, 22, S.E. 36th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 17 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on amended warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of a dwelling and violation of probation grand theft. She is being held without bond. Kurtis Elton En nger, 29, S.W. 21st St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 18 by Deputy Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of grand theft and violation of probation providing false information. He is being held without bond. 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
The Taylor Creek Bass Club held their August monthly tournament on Lake Okeechobee where local sherman Mike Zubricky took top honors with a total weight of 13.74 lbs. In second place was Vicki Bracken with a total of 10.80 lbs. Terry Johnson took the Big Fish award w ith her 6.67-lb. largemouth. Byron Chastain took third place win with his total 10.32 lbs., followed by Jerry Hicks in fourth place with 9.97 lbs. The team of Byron Chastain and V icki Bracken won the team top weight Calcutta. The Taylor Creek Bass Club meets at the Buck Head Ridge VFW Post 9528 on the second Thursday of each month. Tournaments are held the following weekend. New boaters and (especially) non-boaters are w elcome. For information call Dave Stout at 863-467-2255. The club also sponsors and holds the annual Lee McAllister Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CDA BAND8pm on the patio! DAILY EVENT CALENDAR Applebees Okeechobee 4pm Close CAC014022 Offers expire 11/30/2012. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. Plus up to $1,175 in FP&L Rebates** SAVINGEASY MADESAVINGMADE EASY Emory Walker Co. Inc.(863) 763-6742 208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox DealerReceive up to $1,375 in Rebates*on a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort SystemPlus up to $750 EWC Discount** 9 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 Taylor Creek Bass Club announces August tourney winners Special to the Okeechobee NewsVicki Bracken took second place with a total weight of 10.8 lbs. of bass. Special to the Okeechobee NewsTerry Johnson won the Big Fish award with her 6.67-lb. bucketmouth. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJerry Hicks nished in fourth place with a total of 9.97 lbs. of sh. Special to the Okeechobee NewsByron Chastain nished in third place with 10.32 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee NewsMike Zubricky took top honors in the Taylor Creek Bass Club August tournament with a total weight of 13.74 lbs.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESGrandparents DayCentral Elementary had a huge turnout on their Grandparents Day event held on Sept. 6. The students had fun having lunch with their grandparents and their parents. (top left) Ella Bostwick smiles with grandmothers Mrs. Pat Renner, Mrs. Sandy Bostwick, and mom Mrs. Angie Bostwick. (top right) Aaliyah Bri l also smiles with her grandmother Mrs. Patricia Baul. (second from top right) Lily Duncan smiles with grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Porier. (second from top left) Paisley Norman enjoys the company of grandmother Dee Coker. (third from top right) Rylie Tucker with grandparents. (Bottom left) Gisselle Medrano and grandmother, Elpidia Romero enjoyed each other's company. (bottom right) Wyatt Friend with grandmother Mrs. Pattie Basket and grandfather Mr. Stuart Friend. Central Elementary School would like to thank all of the parents and grandparents who attended our lunch event to celebrate Grandparents Day.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EXPERIENCETHE ULTIMATE TAILGATE PARTY. OFFICIAL SUPERMARKET OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS 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.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 11 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 By Ken KellerSpecial to the Okeechobee News The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee learned more about services that Arnolds Wildlife Rehabilitation provides. Owner/Operator Sue Arnold was the featured speaker last w eek at the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meeting. For nearly 19 years Arnolds has provided rehabilitation for many different forms of w ildlife. Arnolds is not immune to the bad economy, they have had to adapt. Arnolds developed a Butter y Haven, w hich has attracted butter y enthusiasts from all over the country and Canada. This half-acre haven is lled with plants aimed at attracting and supporting the life cycle of butter ies. Arnolds also provides tours featuring a mile and a half of scenic nature trails. Arnolds has many educational programs designed to bring in school eld trips from area schools. Arnolds Wildlife rehabilitates approximately one thousand animals a year. Kiwanian Courtney Moyett introduced Ms. Arnold to the club. Kiwanis Club invites Sue Arnold to luncheon Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMStudents of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Sept. 14: Guilibado Naranjo-Torres, Alejandro Espinosa, Stevie White, Jordan Sperry, Esperansa Curbelo, Carol Marker, Shawn Wolf, Katlie Cross, Destiny Gorney, Hannah Lewis, Patricia Leon, Christian Amador, Jenaya Cason, Alyna Kane, David Pena, Miguel Rios-Campos, Xiomarys Quiroz, Hadley Hoggard, Maria Alice Calais, Rayfe Cannon, Cayden CollierManuel, Iris Lopez, Dallas Miller, Jonathan Mederos, Sheyla Villatoro, Jaheim Worthen, Michael Edwards and Alexis Hernandez. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Ken KellerFrom left to right are Kiwanian Courtney Moyett, Sue Arnold from Arnolds Wildlife Rehabilitation and Kiwanis president-elect J.D. Mixon.
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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline Advantage Tri-Force Advantix Fly Relief Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt Saber & Many More 14 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Yearling peppered the net with shots as they mercy ruled their cross town rival Osceola 10-2 in middle school soccer action Monday at Yearling Middle School. Javier Hernandez had three goals to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Bulls. Jesus Garcia added two assists for Yearling. Ramiro Hernandez and Elias Sowell scored the two goals for Osceola. Yearling jumped out to a (6-0) lead in the rst half and held the advantage throughout. It appeared an early-season loss at Gifford has red up the Bulls, who had gone three seasons without a loss. Coach Erick Rios said he felt Gifford was a good opponent but that his team was hurt by the fact they had no practices or time to really prepare for the match. He felt con dent his team would perform better against Osceola. "We don't have one dominant player this year but we have a balanced and talented team this year," he explained. Rios also stated Osceola was a much better opponent this year and is going to be more competitive. "They have a good coach and if the kids keep working I think good things will happen for them," Rios added. Osceola Coach Jorje Botello said he felt the Warriors are still a strong team but need to understand that they have to do a lot o f running in soccer to be successful. "Yearling was a tough team. It could have been worse. Yearling is not quite as strong as they've been. I hope to give them a better match when we meet again in October," he added. Y earling Middle soccer team beats Osceola By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School cross country team nished 20th out of 36 teams while the girls squad nished 25th out of 30 teams at the Jim Ryun Invitational Race in Lakeland on Saturday. Hernan Baltazar led the Brahman boys with a 62nd place nish. Emmanuel Gaona ran 83rd and Victor Nunez nished 99th. The top nishers for the Lady Brahmans included Tabatha Henry who nished 22nd, Ivette Vega who nished 138th and Charleigh Heater who nished 170th. Osceola volleyball fell in a tight battle with the Sebastian Lady Sharks last Wednesday, 28-26 and 25-17. The Lady Warriors are (1-1) this year. The Brighton Lady Seminoles are off to a (4-0) start in volleyball this year. They earned wins over Yearling, Storm Grove 25-6, 25-4, Sebastian River 25-12, and 25-21, and West Glades 25-13, and 25-14 this year. They also have a JV squad which has also won four straight matches. Members of the varsity team include Shaw Pierce, Odess a King, Courtney Gore, Sydnee Cypress, Deliah Carrillo, Sunni Bearden, Raeley Matthews, Aleina Micco and Caroline Sweat. The Junior Varsity Lady Seminoles include Crysten Smith, Alexus James, Camryn Thomas, Raylon Eagle, Alicia Fudge, Chyna Villareal, Cady Osceola and Krista Burton. The Adult Fall Softball League is accepting team registration at the Recreation Department at 640 N.W. 27th Lane MondayFriday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 28. An organizational meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center on Hwy 98N. For more information, call 863763-6950. Sports news in brief Due to recent oodwaters, Florida Department of Health (DOH) of cials emphasize the importance of Florida's residents and visitors protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. To prevent mosquitoes from living and multiplying around your home or business: DRAIN standing water: Drain water from garbage cans, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, owerpots or any other containers where sprinkler or rainwater has collected. Discarded old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren't being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pet's water bowls at least once or twice a week. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don't accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. COVER your skin with: CLOTHING If you must be outside when mosquitoes are active, cover up. Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves. REPELLENT Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with 10-30% DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old. COVER doors and windows with screens: Keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios. Symptoms of West Nile virus may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness and confusion. Physicians should contact their county health department if they suspect an individual may have a mosquito-borne illness. DOH laboratories provide testing services for physicians treating patients with clinical signs of mosquito-borne disease. DOH continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito borne illnesses, including West Nile virus infections, Eastern equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, malaria and dengue. For more information on mosquitoborne illnesses, visit DOH's Environmental Health Web site at: http://www.doh.state. fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/index.html or call your local county health department. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission maintains a Web site for reporting wild bird die offs related to West Nile virus. To report a dead bird, visit http:// MyFWC.com/bird. For further information, please contact your local county health department or visit: www.doh.state. .us or www.FloridaDisaster.org. The Florida Emergency Information Line: 1-800-342-3557 Precautionary measures help prevent mosquito-borne illnesses
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Pool & Tennis Court. 863-763-7030 or 561-358-8128. V IKING/PRAIRIE 1 BR Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Business PlacesRESTAURANT & BAR 6,000 sq. ft. Located SE 441 & 15B. 200+ seating turn key operation. Plus 3bd/1ba House. Call for more information. $379,000 (561)662-2202 or (561)-662-3169 Commercial PropertyOKEECHOBEE 3 units avail., 600 sq ft, 1800 sq ft, and 2500 sq ft, in strip mall, 1 block from main intersection, call 863-634-7994 for pricing. Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes utilities. Move in now $900. $750/mo. (863) 634-0663. Houses Rent$599/ 3 brBEST VALUE ON MARKET (OKEECHOBEE COUNTY) 3 bedroom, 2 bath situated on beautiful Ranch. Newer interior upgrades, paint, carpet, ooring, etc. Water, trash, pest control and lawn service included. Call Monday Friday: 863-467-9800. NO PETS Approx 12 minutes Northeast of town center. 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Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrators Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 426695 ON 9/19/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on the Final Budget, Final Millage Rate on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrators Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 426696 ON 9/19/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT INTENDED DECISION(S) The District intends to approve of the Compliance Report(s) of the following permittee(s) and to modify the terms and/or conditions of the existing Consumptive Water Use Permit(s) described below at the Districts Governing Board meeting on October 9, 2012. Willaway Cattle & Sod LP, 30395 NW 72nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972, application #70361. The District proposes to authorize this 10-year compliance report with no change in total allocation, but with a change of water source. The recommended allocation, 3.781 million gallons per day (mgd), includes 3.743 mgd for irrigation of 750 acres of sod and 650 acres of pasture, and 0.038 mgd for watering 3200 head of cattle. A new reservoir will provide 0.434 mgd for irrigation. The remaining irrigation allocation, 3.315 mgd and the 0.038 mgd, will be groundwater. The withdrawals used by this proposed project will consist of surface water from an onsite reservoir via 2 active water control structures; Groundwater from FAS Upper Floridan Aquifer via 3 active wells in Okeechobee County, located in Sections: 1 -3, 10 15, 22 and 23, Township: 34 South, Range: 34 East, known as Willaway Ranch. If you wish to receive a copy of a Technical Staff Report (TSR) that provides the St. Johns River Water Management District (District) staffs analysis on the above-listed compliance report(s) and associated permit(s), please submit your request to: Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429. Once a TSR becomes available, you may also review it by going to the Permitting section of the Districts website at oridaswater.com/permitting/index.html. To obtain information on how to nd and view a TSR, visit https://permitting.sjrwmd.com/epermitting/html/EP_FAQs. html, and then follow the directions provided under How to nd a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application le documents. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by ling a written petition with the District. Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40C-1.1007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be led (received) either by delivery at the of ce of the District Clerk at District Headquarters, P. O. Box 1429, Palatka Florida 32178-1429 (4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177) or by e-mail with the District Clerk at Clerk@sjrwmd.com, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of intended District decision (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition for an administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Palatka, Florida during the Districts regular business hours. The Districts regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the Districts regular business hours shall be deemed led as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. The Districts acceptance of petitions led by e-mail is subject to certain conditions set forth in the Districts Statement of Agency Organization and Operation (issued pursuant to Rule 28-101.001, F.A.C.), which is available for viewing at oridaswater.com. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Mediation may be available if you meet the conditions stated in the full Notice of Rights (see last paragraph). The right to an administrative hearing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, F.S., Chapter 28-106, F.A.C., and Rule 40C-1.1007, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means the Districts nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing. (Rule 28106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, please visit http:// oridaswater.com/nor_intdec/ to read the complete Notice of Rights to determine any legal rights you may have concerning the Districts intended decision(s) on the compliance report(s) described above. You can also request the Notice of Rights by contacting the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P. O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178, tele. no. (386)329-4268. 426743 ON 9/19/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-131 In Re: Estate of THOMAS ARTHUR TARNER, a/k/a THOMAS A. TARNER Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS ARTHUR TARNER, a/k/a THOMAS A. TARNER, deceased, whose date of death was May 9, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-1354, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representatives and the personal representatives attorney names 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 is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is September 19, 2012. Personal Representative: Christy Lynn Silvas 1703 S.W. 3rd Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34974Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBy: Tom Conely III Florida Bar #096482 426318 ON 9/19,26/2012NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of: Okeechobee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram located at 4224 Highway 441 South, in the County of Okeechobee, in the City of Okeechobee, Florida 34974, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Lighthouse Point, Florida, this 14th day of September, 2012. Okeechobee Automotive Associates, LLC a Florida limited liability company BY: Michael R. Dayhoff VP/CFO 426679 ON 9/19/2012 16 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000253 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. GREGORY THOMAS; ARETHA A. THOMAS; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; ASTA FUNDING ACQUISITION I, LLC; CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ASTA FUNDING ACQUISITION, LLC 1200 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD PLANTATION, FL 33324 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: Lot 3 and the East of Lot 2, Block 64, EL MIRASOL, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Amber B. Parker, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the day of September, 2012. 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 or toll free at 1-800-955-8771. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk 426698 ON 9/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CP-134 IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES BLAKE SCOTT A/K/A C. BLAKE SCOTT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of CHARLES BLAKE SCOTT A/K/A C. BLAKE SCOTT, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-134 by the Clerk of Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedents date of death was July 2, 2012; that the total value of the estate if $0.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Patrick Whalen, 5 Waters Edge Court Berlin. Maryland. 21811 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All other creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedents estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITH BE FOREVER BARRED, NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED, The date of rst publication of this Notice is September 12, 2012. Attorney,for Personal Representative: Kevin H. Hendrickson, Esquire Attorney for Petitioner 310 South 2nd Street Fort Pierce, Florida 34950 (772) 461-0558 Florida Bar No. 618454 Person Giving Notice: Patrick Whalen 5 Water Edge Court Berlin, Maryland 21811 426257 ON 9 / 19 26 / 2012 How fast can your car go? 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 2012-CA-215 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. RICHARD J. ANAYA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. ANAYA a/k/a LAURIE ELLEN DUNCAN a/k/a LAURIE ELLEN ANAYA; CITIBANK, N.A.; and all unknown parties claiming interests by, through, under or against a named defendant to this action, or having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 16, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-215, of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and RICHARD J. ANAYA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. ANAYA a/k/a LAURIE ELLEN DUNCAN a/k/a LAURIE ELLEN ANAYA; CITIBANK, N.A., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest aid best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3 Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH ONE-QUARTER (1/4) CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22, BEAR NORTH 892532 WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 22, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIE-BACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO STRUCTURE 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 905.22 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 010716 EAST, ALONG THE SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO S 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 475.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0107 16 EAST, ALONG THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO S 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 185.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8925 32 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0107 16 EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIE-BACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO S 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 892532 EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 22, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 258, PAGE 283, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 377.54 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 003606 WEST, ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 258, PAGE 283, A DISTANCE OF 852.27 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 873620 WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1005.47 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 010716 WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIE-BACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO S 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 885244 WEST, A DISTANCE OF 40.00 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Property address: 8288 NW 144th Trail, Okeechobee, FL ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 Saint Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 807-4370 within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 424716 ON 9/19,26/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000503 NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. HARRY JEAN-MICHEL; JUDITH ROCHE; MARIE-ANGE JEANMICHEL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIE-ANGE JEANMICHEL IF ANY; JOSEPH BLANCHARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH BLANCHARD IF ANY; 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; NYSOLA GRANT; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 29, 2009, and entered in Case No. 47-2008CA-000503 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is the Plaintiff and Harry Jean-Michel; Judith Roche; Marie-Ange Jean-Michel; Joseph Blanchar; and Nysola Grant, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on October 10, 2012, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19; THENCE SOUTH 00 4847 WEST A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.E. 304TH STREET; THENCE SOUTH 893413 EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 76.54 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF PARCEL A OF SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 1 AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 004847 WEST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1594.30 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 20 OF SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 2 AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 88 AND 89 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 770439 WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 960.55 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE 100 RETENTION AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT OF SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 2; THENCE SOUTH 17 4829 EAST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 97.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 175403 EAST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 250.28 FEET; THENCE NORTH 793918 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1532.05 FEET, TO POINT B ON THE CENTERLINE OF A 70.00 FOOT WIDE INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SOUTHERN HOMESTEAD RANCHES UNIT I, DATED NOVEMBER 15, 2004 AS PREPARED BY JAMES R. ALMOND, PSM, FLORIDA LICENSE NO. LS 5081; THENCE NORTH 041931 EAST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 1864.17 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.E. 304TH STREET; THENCE NORTH 893413 WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 795.67 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A TRACT 4, SOUTHERN HOMESTEAD RANCHES, UNIT 1. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT OF INGRESS, EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES UNDER THAT CERTAIN EASEMENT AND ROAD AGREEMENT RECORDED MARCH 8, 2005 IN O.R. BOOK 555, PAGE 1935, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 10th day of August, 2012. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # (954) 740-5200 Facsimile# (954) 740-5290 424179 ON 9/12,19/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP437 In Re: Estate of DENNIS JOSEPH BRUNNING, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DENNIS JOSEPH BRUNNING deceased, whose date of death was August 22, 2012, and whose social security number is ***-**-3257, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE 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 le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is September 19, 2012. LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on OCTOBER 8, 2012 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. 1980 FORD TRUCK VIN #F14ENGJ7618 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in As Is condition with no guarantees. 426772 ON 9/19/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2011-CA-000204 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, v. DARRELL E. FERNEAU; DARCY L. FERNEAU; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN17 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 Personal Representative: DENNY PAUL BRUNNING 804 S.W. 7th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974Attorneys for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P. O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Phone: (863) 763-3825 Fax: (863) 763-6856 E-mail: email@example.com Deborah M. Hooker Florida Bar No. 0897582 426792 ON 9/19,26/2012 DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated July 24, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2011-CA-000204, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC. is Plaintiff, and DARRELL E. FERNEAU; DARCY L. FERNEAU; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PAR HES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., at Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 24th day of October, 2012 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 203 AND 204, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA This property is located at the Street address of: 1302 SE 8 Ave., Okeechobee, Florida 34974 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on July 24, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 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) 8074370 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. 422781 ON 9/19,26/2012 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Cotton swabs originally called Baby Gays 6 Actor Guinness 10 More than stumbled 14 Basic belief 15 Capital surrounding Vatican City 16 Falco of The Sopranos 17 Shabby 18 $3 million, 30-sec. 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JAMES T. GAINER AND REBECCA A. GAINER, IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); CAPITAL ONE BANK WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S); Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 21, 2012, entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000400 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, Sharon Robertson as The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at public sale at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, located at 312 North West 3rd Street in Okeechobee County in Okeechobee, Florida with the sale commencing at 11:00 AM on the 10th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: Legal Description: The North 1/2 of Tract 20, Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3A-D, of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. To include: 1999 Homes of Merit Unknown Model Manufactured Home, Identi cation Numbers FLHML2P79020757A and FLHML2P79020757B. Address: 18300 NW 312th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 24th day of August, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Murphy & Anderson, P.A. 1501 San Marco Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207 904-598-9282 425194 ON 9/12,19/2012 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds
Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2011-CA-000370 WELLS FARGO BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST SERIES 2006-NC2 ASSET-BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff, vs. Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000118 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. MATTHEW WILLIAMS AKAMATTHEW ALAN WILLIAMS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage 18 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Natures Pantry 417 WS Park St. (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-000077 IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS DEAN HENDERSON, SR., a/k/a THOMAS D. HENDERSON, SR., Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the le number are indicated above. The address of the Court is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or liquidated, you must le your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le Foreclosure dated August 29, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000118 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and MATTHEW WILLIAMS AKA MATTHEW ALAN WILLIAMS; TENANT #1 N/K/A SHAUNA KEEFE, and TENANT #2 N/K/A ROBERT KEEFE are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 17th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15, OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT THENCE CONTINUE EAST A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 32 15 WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 15 A DISTANCE OF 264 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 32 15 EAST A DISTANCE OF 264 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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. Dated this 24th day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, P.A. 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, othTINDA H. MARS, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 21, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000370, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. WELLS FARGO BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST SERIES 2006-NC2 ASSET-BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES (hereafter Plaintiff), is Plaintiff and TINDA H. MARS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TINDA H. MARS; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1 N/K/A JULIE BUCHANNON, are defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center; 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, at 11:00 a.m., on the 10th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: PART OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 15 RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 32 15 EAST ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 15 A DISTANCE OF 2970 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST PARALLEL WITH THE BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 15 A DISTANCE OF 1308.45 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; their claims with the court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENTS DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is April 2, 2011. The date of rst publication of this Notice is September 19, 2012. Personal Representative: THOMAS DEAN HENDERSON JR. 2191 E. Ohio Pike, Lot #129 Amelia, OH 45102Attorney for Personal Representative:COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 426715 ON 9/19,26/2012 er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. 425202 ON 9/12,19/2012 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideThe areas premiere medical and health information resource(863) 763-3134 email@example.com To feature your business in this informative section, contact your sales representative todayBOOK 3, PAGE 20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1103 SE 8 AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 349740000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 31, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09013955 CHASEDIRECTSPECFHLMC--Team 3 F09013955 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disabilit y 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. 425648 ON 9/19,26/2012
By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Yearling Middle School jumped out to an early lead thanks to strong serves and offense and defeated local rival Osceola, 2514, and 25-9, in middle school volleyball action on Tuesday. Rachel Bryan had several key serves and big hits in the rst game as Yearling broke loose from a 12-9 lead to score 13 of the nal 18 points of the game. Yearling coach Bruce Conrad said he felt Osceola gets intimidated when they play at his gym, "They had been playing well and I thought this match would be much tighter than it was. My girls played well today and a couple of my young girls stepped in and played outstanding." Setter Carrie Wharin said the team w orked well together and that it felt good to defeat Osceola. "I expected a closer match because they have really good servers on Osceola. I think our serves were strong and they need to w ork on their serve receive," she stated. Wharin said her focus is on winning the remainder of the matches on the Yearling schedule and especially a victory at home over Brighton in October. Wharin played Big Lake Juniors Volleyball and has been on the Yearling team since sixth grade. Bryan admitted her size and strength can often intimidate opponents but she praised the young players on the team for doing well early in the season. "I think I've improved a lot with the placement of the ball. Last year Osceola did pretty good against us. I expected a better match today," she added. Lady Warriors coach Kati Lawson said her team has the talent to do better but don't realize it. She predicted once the girls gain con dence in their ability they'll win more matches. "We gured it out in the second game but it was too little too late. They played scared a little and think they aren't ready but they really are," she added. Lawson said it would also help her team to get over the hump against Yearling and experience some success. "We work on not getting down on ourselves. Everybody tells them they can't beat Yearling. I wish they had one win on their belt so the girls don't think that way. I think 90-percent of it is mental." Both Osceola and Yearling will be on the road Wednesday as Osceola visits Gifford and Yearling visits Oslo. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012 Y MS tops OMS 25-14, 25-9 for net win By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Sebring rallied late in the match to win the Okeechobee Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Kodi Stephen of Okeechobee had the low round of the day with a 77. Jeremy Camino of Sebring shot 80 on the par 72 course. Sebring shot 343 as a team, Okeechobee 352 and Lake Placid 422. Vero Beach and Sebastian River were no shows at the tournament. Coach Kenny Buckner said the course remains extremely wet from recent rains and played very long for the players Monday. "It went pretty good considering the weather we've had. Weather and school issues prevented two schools from showing up," he said. Buckner included three freshmen in the lineup in an effort to get some experience in these long grueling 18-hole matches. "Were young and were trying to get them through a little adversity. They have to play 18 holes at the district tournament in four weeks so this should get them acclimated," he suggested. Buckner said his team has improved and he really has been proud of his veteran leaders, Stephen and Crawford, for setting a good example and working hard. "They are good leaders and we have counted on them," he added. Okeechobee is (5-6) on the season. The Brahmans travel to Port St. Lucie this Thursday. Stephen paces linksters in OHS tourney wi n Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyZach Hudson shot a 91 as Okeechobee nished in second place at the annual Okeechobee Invitational on Monday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKodi Stephen shot a 5-over par, 77 to lead Okeechobee to a second place nish in their home tournament Monday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCarrie Wharin led Yearling in assists Monday as they defeated cross-town rival Osceola. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLady Warriors Brittani Mellette (left) and Medina Voropayeva (right) get ready for a Yearling serve during the match Monday at YMS.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Okeechobee News September 19, 2012