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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 05-23-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 62 11.77 feetLast Year: 10.44 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. W oman accused of trying to take drugs into prison ... Page 7 Teen anglers do well on big lakePage 15 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySpring footballOkeechobee High School football team defensive coordinator Tyrone Smith runs defensive linemen through a drill at Spring Football Practice at OHS last week. The Brahmans are preparing for the annual Purple and White Game on Friday, May 25 at Brighton Seminole Reservation. For more on OHS football, see page 23, By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News When they meet Thursday, Okeechobee County Commissioners will no doubt spend some time discussing a proposed amendment to the county’s comprehensive plan. The change was requested by Amistad Holdings, LLC., the owners of approximately 620 acres on the east side of S.E. 128th Avenue, north of Quail Woods and Bridlewood Ranches subdivisions and south of E. Center Street. The proposed change would increase the density for residential development from one unit per ve acres to one unit per acre and allow for up to Rural activity center on county commission agenda By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman currently being held in th e county jail for allegedly scamming a coupl e out of more than $20,000 was arrested this week for her reported theft of Social Securit y funds from a disabled woman. Gina M. Hardison, 52, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested May 21 on felony charges of exploitation of an elderly person/disabled adult and grand theft. Her bond was set at $60,000. Hardison was already being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $5,000 bond following her May 8 arrest on a charge of defrauding an innkeeper. Then, while in jail on that charge, she was arrested May 11 on felon y charges of scheme to defraud and grand theft. Her bond on those charges was set a t $20,000. The woman’s last two arrests came a t the hands of Detective Susan Morrison o f the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of c e (OCSO). According to the detective’s arrest repor t Hardison’s latest arrest came about after a woman, who was bed-ridden at the time, learned that three ATM withdrawals totalling $803.85 on her Social Security bene t card had left her with just $22.04 in her account. Detective Morrison stated that Hardison had apparently changed the PIN on th e woman’s bene t card in March and had been making regular withdrawals on tha t card. The victim received a monthly Social Security bene t of $807 to $830 which goes directly onto the card. The card can then b e used at any ATM to withdraw money. Scam artist faces new charges Local kids compete in ‘pitch, hit and run’ ... Page 14 If you go ...What: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission When: 9 a.m., Thursday, May 24 Where: Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County CourthouseSee COUNTY — Page 8 Gina Hardison See HARDISON — Page 8

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Independent News Media Inc., USA Okeechobee News Editor Katrina Elsken has added “Associate Publisher” to her title, it was announced by Okeechobee News Publisher Tom Byrd. “Katrina has nearly 28 years of journalistic service with our company, most of it to the Okeechobee community,” Mr. Byrd said. “This added title is very deserved and re ects Katrina’s breadth of experience, as w ell as her commitment to serving the community with quality news products.” Ms. Elsken will continue to lead the news team in her role as Editor of the Okeechobee News. “I am very excited by the expanded responsibilities, but my daily mission to prov ide the most relevant and useful information to readers and users of the Okeechobee News won’t change,” Ms. Elsken said. “We are in the local information business, including not only our print product but also our internet platforms, such as our newly redesigned community website at orida. newszap.com, as well as our very popular Okeechobee News Facebook site.” “Under Katrina’s leadership, the Okeechobee News moved to an all-local format and also became the area’s digital news leader,” Mr. Byrd said. “In addition to being a great journalist, Katrina understands the business, where it’s going, and also is devoted to the common good. She has lived in the community, been involved in many community organizations, and raised children in local schools. I’m excited to work with her in this new role.” Mr. Byrd is also President and COO of Independent Newsmedia Inc.’s Florida community newspaper group. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Have A Sa f e Holida y !The Okeechobee News will beclosed Monday, May 2 8th for Memorial DayWEDNESDAY,MAY 30th DEADLINEDisplay Advertising. . . . . . . . . 3 p.m., Friday, May 2 5th Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 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. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 2 Okeechobee News May 23, 2012 Wednesday : A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming east between 5 and 10 mph. Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East southeast wind around 5 mph. Extended ForecastThursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. East northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Okeechobee Local Weather Forecast Katrina Elsken named Associate Publisher of Okeechobee News Katrina Elsken Assistance available for victims of crimesThe Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. offers advocacy services in the Treasure Coast, (Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties) to people with disabilities who are victims of crime or who have become disabled as a result of their victimization. The services CILO can provide include advocacy, to assist crime victims and witnesses through the criminal justice systems including court accompaniment. Also, CILO offers referral services to the appropriate community resources or social service agencies to help meet victim needs. This assistance includes navigating the community agency groups to nd the right services to assist the victims. A few other services now offered include: Assistance with Crime Victim Compensation Claims, bene t assistance, relocation funds,restraining orders, information and referral services, and education and training to individuals and groups pertaining to the Victim of Crime Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some of the training offered are Identity Theft and Disability Sensitivity.

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Postal ServicesThe Postal Service is losing billions of dollars every year. They are going to close post of ces across the country. Talking about doing away with Saturday delivery. Yet they advertise on TV. This has to cost millions of dollars. They need to cut out the advertising. Most people know what services they offer. They don't have to spend millions and perhaps billions which will help lower their losses.Dead voters How could 53,000 dead voters have sat on the polls for so long? Simple. Because F lorida hadn't been using the best available data revealing which voters have died. F lorida is now using the nationwide Social Security Death Index for determining which v oters should be purged because they have died. Here is the bad news. Most states aren't using the same database that Florida is. In fact, I have heard reports that some election of cials won't remove voters even when t hey are presented with a death certi cate. T hat means that voter rolls across the nation s till are lled with dead voters, even if Florida is leading the way in detecting and removing t hem. But surely people aren't voting in the names of dead voters, the voter fraud deniers argue. Wrong. Consider the case of Lafayette Keaton. Keaton not only voted for a dead person in Oregon, he voted for his dead son. Making Keaton's fraud easier was Oregon's v ote by mail scheme, which has opened up gaping holes in the integrity of elections. The incident in Oregon just scratches the surface of the problem. I'd bet the left has been very active in getting those dead voters to the polls, too. Sometimes two, three or even more times per election. Sounds like the poll workers should read the Zombie Apocalypse plan ... in case t he walking dead show up on election day!Homestead Exemption I am a life-long Republican; and it may run contrary to the credo of less taxes, but it is my opinion that the homestead exemption has outlived its usefulness and certainly should not be extended in any way. It would be better placed if all paid taxes on the rst $25K value of their property, and after that let the exemption apply if it must remain.Dangerous traf c I know the sheriff's of ce is spread pretty thin, but I wish they could do something to stop the speeders on State Road 70 between S.W. 48th Drive and the Kissimmee River. The traf c there is very dangerous, especially early in the morning and late afternoon. If you drive the speed limit, which is 60, they just about run you over. They pass when it is not safe. They even pass in areas where it is clearly marked as a no passing zone. I have lost count of the number of times I had to go on the shoulder of the road to avoid a head-on crash because someone was coming at me in my lane. Maybe if the deputies could do traf c stops in that area for a while it would get some of these drivers' attention.Scrap metal thefts Yes, taking the irrigation pipes and selling them as scrap metal was wrong, but at least tell it how it really was. This was an overgrown lot and had no signs of the owner being around. Homeless people were camping out there. It wasn't some nice, well-kept property. It was someone else's property and it was still theft. Even an overgrown lot with trash and homeless people living on it is owned by someone, and theft of anything there is a crime. I believe it is everybody's business to do what they can to keep crime down if we want a decent world to live in. When both of my elderly parents wound up in the hospital for quite a long time due to carbon monoxide poisoning from their heater, thieves ransacked their empty home. Just because no one is currently living in a house does not mean that the owners do not care about their property. Even if a property looks run down, that is no excuse for stealing. You know if something belongs to you or not. If it does not belong to you and you take it, that is theft and you deserve to go to jail. Where is the evidence leading?Personally as an old investigator who will soon be 77, it's only natural that my tendency is to look where the evidence is obviously leading. Perhaps others reading this now may also recall as I do very clearly on T.V. watching and hearing Obama say two very important things about the politically embarrassing "Fast & Furious" congressional investigation then publicly unfolding. 1. "Atty. General Holder did not authorize it." 2. "I didn't know anything about it." Really? Exactly why do you suppose it is that now the White House will not allow the former White House National Security Council aide Lanny Breuer to testify before the Congressional Committee investigating about the murders of two Federal law enforcement of cers and the killing of hundreds of Mexicans with guns our government facilitated in the purchase of AND their being smuggled into Mexico? Also exactly why has the government suddenly now transferred Lanny Breuer to Iraq, very effectively out of subpoena reach of the investigating Congressional Committee? Reportedly through his attorney Lanny Breuer says he will truthfully answer questions of the investigating Congressional Committee, but only if the White House approves. The Committee can take his testimony by phone. Why won't the White House approve? What is the White House hiding? Is Lanny Breuer the connection about the truth concerning the White House, the Justice Department knew, and "Fast and Furious"? It is really going to be interesting to see o f Obama and Holder can keep the truth abou t what really happened quiet, until after th e election in November 2012, won't it??? Bill StegkemperRaulerson give it a tryMy husband and I moved here nin e years ago from West Palm and one of th e rst things we were told is that if anything happens that you need to go to the hospital make sure you go to the coast. Don't go to Raulerson Hospital. On Thursday, I was admitted to Raulerson Hospital a very sic k lady and I have never gotten such good care. The staff is incredible from the greeter, admitting to the nursing staff. I was given th e best treatment I have ever received. Whil e sitting with me my husband made the comment on how clean my room was and th e whole hospital. They were very nice to m y husband asking if there was anything the y could do for him. They didn't seem to b e able to do enough for us. My husband also was admitted there a couple years ago and he also received wonderful care. I think w e need to give them a break and try it befor e you put them down. Maybe in the past the y had problems but if you have ever gone to the hospital on the coast you will appreciate the fact that you are a person not just a name. This probably won't get in the pape r but I just had to have my say. Thank You, Joyce Allison May 23, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: 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! Foster parents needed Free training programHibiscus Children's Center Foster Care Program recruits, trains and licenses all the traditional Foster Parents in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. The required 30 hour (MAPP) classes are held one evening a week or on Saturdays and are free. For additional information about becoming a Foster Parent or to register for a class please call: 1-800-403-9311 ext. 415.Electric bill assistance is available for seniorsOkeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the EHEAP grant. You must be sixty or over or have someone in the household sixty and over. This grant will pay for electric bills and space heaters. You must have a Final Notice. Call Sheila at 863462-5180 to nd out the documentation you will have to apply.

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Deserving middle and high school students from St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties earned a valuable incentive for future success. At a scholarship recognition ceremony held at Indian River State College (IRSC), 40 students became the 2012 recipients of four-year tuition President’s Challenge/Take Stock in Children Scholarships. Recipients this year are all the rst generation in their families to pursue a college degree. The special award ceremony was held on Monday, May 14, at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center on the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. In addition to recognizing new recipients, IRSC recognized the accomplishments of 74 high school graduates and 22 IRSC graduates. Since 1997, 795 President’s Challenge/ Take Stock in Children scholarships have been awarded to students, with the provision that they meet the challenges and graduate from high school. The scholarship program is designed to motivate and assist students who show academic promise and who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend college. The scholarship recipients are matched with adult volunteer mentors from the community who provide guidance and encouragement. All the selected scholarship recipients sign a contract agreeing to maintain good grades, to stay out of trouble, to stay away from drugs and alcohol and to graduate from high school. Those who meet the challenge will receive a scholarship to attend IRSC for two years, followed by two years at IRSC or a Florida public college or university. The President’s Challenge/Take Stock in Children Scholarship program is made possible through many state sponsors including: AT&T, Anheuser-Busch, Comcast, Darden Restaurants, Florida Prepaid College Foundation, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida, Publix Super Markets Charities, Staples, Wells Fargo Bank, The Deerbrook Charitable Trust, The Florida Lottery, The Florida Department of Education and the generous support of many local businesses, organizations and individuals. The President’s Challenge/Take Stock in Children program is coordinated locally by the IRSC Foundation and is offered in cooperation with the Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie County school districts. For more information, to donate scholarship funds or to volunteer as a mentor, contact the IRSC Foundation at 772-4624786. 2012 Take Stock in Children Scholarship Recipients from Okeechobee include: Odon Benitez, Eva Delgado, Rafe Fisher, Fernando Gonzalez, Salvador Gonzalez, Jonathan Hickman, Viviana Martinez, Tara Rock, Natasha Sullivan and Brandon Vickers. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 If youre looking to save money -and who isnt these days? -subscribing to the OkeechobeeNews is a real no brainer! And if you enroll today in our EZPay subscription plan, youll not only save REAL money, but youll s-t-r-e-t-c-h every cent. Plus well give you a complimentary e-Subscription so you can read YOUR newspaper anywhere via the Internet.Thats a value of $72 -Yours for FREE if you act NOW!(*Value based on annual subscriptions) For ONLY $6.00 a monthSUBSCRIBE TODAY!EZPay is simplicity personified. It is the most convenient way to pay for your subscription. Once its set up, its automatic every month. And with no bills, no checks and no mail, EZPay is kind to the environment. Act now!Limited time offer! Visit: https://circulation.newszap.com/ Email: readerservices@newszap.com Call: 800-282-8586 I t  s a l l a b o u t y o u y o u r n e w s y o u r n e i g h b o r s y o u r l i f e 5 Okeechobee News May 23, 2012 IRSC awards ‘Take Stock In Children’ scholarships Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMSchool nurses honoredTobi Cross and Morgan Hord, the nurses at Seminole Elementary School, were honored for their dedication during National Nurses Week by students in Mrs. Sickels class. They were treated to a delicious puppy dog cake, lunch, a handmade card, and a balloon. On another day, the Sunshine Committee surprised them with a scrumptious lunch. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tabitha TrentRotary welcomes new family membersDuring its Spring general club assembly President-Elect Jim Benton welcomed ve new community members to the Rotary familyDenise Whitehead, Glades Electric Of ce Mgr; Carl Gaiser, Owner & Operator of The Canvas Shop; Debi Large, Director of Development, The Pregnancy Center; Donna Helton, Costopoulos & Helton, CPAs and Lisa Lumpkin, Executive Director, The Pregnancy Center. "Each member who was inducted has exempli ed Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self" in all aspects of the community as well as in their personal lives. We are blessed to have such individuals join our club," stated Jim Benton. The Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets every Tuesday at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant; please feel free to come join us for a wonderful time of fellowship and experience. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSTeacher AppreciationMay 7-11 was Teacher Appreciation Week. Seacoast National Bank provided the staff of Osceola Middle School cake from Sweets n' Blooms for their everyday dedication to our students. Pictured is staff from OMS and Seacoast National Bank along with the Students of the Week. Osceola Middle School would also like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of May 7: Ana Bustos, Autumn Allen, Sorah Nicols, Paul Arnall, Savannah Wilson, Orbeline Calvillo, Megan Clay, Mercedes Washington, Keirsten Bostwick and Nelly Almanza.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Okeechobee News May 23, 2012Philip ‘Smitty’ Smith, 90FORD PIERCE — Philip “Smitty” Smith, 90, of Fort Pierce, passed away May 16, 2012 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Pierce. Mr. Smith was born in Queensman, New York and came to the Treasure Coast from Rome, New York 60 years ago. He spent most of his time in Okeechobee, Florida before moving to Fort Pierce recently. He was retired and the former owner of Smitty’s TV Repair. Mr. Smith was veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He was a member of the AmVets, American Legion, VFW, Moose Lodge, and Eagles Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Jean Smith of Fort Pierce; son, Phillip Smith, Fort Pierce; daughters, Linda Parks, Port St. Lucie, Pamela Falls, Homosasso, and Barbara Camden, Fort Pierce; step children, Willie Turner of Ashburn, Georgia, Olan McCroan, and Patrick McCroan, of Fort Pierce; sisters, Kathleen Finster and Charlotte Binkley, of Rome, N.Y, Joyce Luck, Fort Pierce, and Rachel Wycoff, N.J.; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one greatgreat-grandchild. Philip was preceded in death by his sister, Larine Wilson; and brothers, Earl Sheldon and Vincent Smith. Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 2 pm at VFW Florida Post #10539, 3912 U.S. Highway 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Arrangements are with Yates Funeral Home & Crematory, 1101 South U.S. Highway 1, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950. Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981. A guestbook may be signed at www.yatesfuneralhome.com Robert K. LaMura, 36OKEE — Robert K. LaMura died at his home on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Robert was born Oct. 28, 1975, in Jersey City, N.J. Relocating from Ft. Lauderdale, he had been a resident of Okeechobee for the past eight years. Robert was the manager of the local Buddy’s Home Furnishing Store. In his spare time he enjoyed shing and riding his motorcycle. His father, Elmer LaMura, preceded him in death in June 2011. Survivors include two daughters, Rikki Lynn Hemmis and Erika LaMura, both of Ft. Lauderdale; his mother, Lillian LaMura of Okeechobee; brothers, Nicholas (Barbara) LaMura of Valrico, Fla., Michael (Renee) LaMura of Okeechobee, Vincent LaMura, Steven (Ashley) LaMura, both of Ft. Lauderdale; companion, Leighann Salazar and her children, Cody Watkins and Briyun a Salazar, all of Okeechobee; nephews, Anthony, Nicholas, and Christian LaMura; and nieces, Brittany LaMura and Hailey Beaver. The family will hold a memorial service at their residence on Sat. May 26, 2012, at 1 p.m. In lieu of owers, friends may make a contribution to an account established for his daughters at Suntrust Bank. 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. ObituariesObituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at orida.newszap.com. Chamber Investor luncheonThe May Investor Luncheon has been scheduled for May 23, 2012 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m. at the W illiamson Center. The guest speaker will be Cedric Gibson, Dean of Business Administration and Marketing at IRSC. The business spotlight speaker will be William Bedwell, Director of Community Relations, New Horizons of the Treasure Coast. Congressman Rooney will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and the prayer.Eagles North to host bingoOn Wednesday, May 23, Eagles North, 9985 Hwy. 441 N. will hold bingo starting at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the F.O.E.4137 community bene t fund.Chobee Steelers to performThe “Chobee Steelers” will appear at the Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at the Seasoned Senior meeting Thursday, May 24 at 4 p.m. The group of 14 young people w ho play the steel drums, is a part of a violence prevention program under the direction of Shirlean Graham. Everyone is welcome to attend and a Pot Luck dinner will be served. An offering will be taken to help fund this worthwhile program.Eagles North to host Steak NightEagles North, 9985 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee, will have Friday Steak Night May 25 at 5:30 p.m. with Music by Lisa. Come sing your heart out. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund.Dive In Movie Night at Sports Complex PoolOkeechobee County Sports Complex Pool will Host a Dive In Movie on Friday, May 25. Please bring your favorite chair, blanket, small raft, or noodle and enjoy the movie pool side. Admission is $5 per person or $15 for a family of 4 – admission includes movie and a free popcorn. Gates will open at 7 p.m. and movie will start at dusk. (No late entrance will be permitted.)Cypress Hut Eagles to host dinner Cypress Hut Eagles will host dinner on Friday, May 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with steak, shrimp or sh. Music will be by the Harpers. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund.Eagles North to host Card BingoOn Saturday, May 26 Eagles North, 9985 Hwy.441 North Okeechobee will have Card Bingo starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. Cypress Hut Eagles to host Memorial Day Service The Cypress Hut Eagles will host a Memorial Day service on Sunday, May 27, at 1 p.m. Finger food will be served. Following wll be the installation of new of cers. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund.Memorial Day services announcedMemorial Day Honors will be held on May 28 at the Okeechobee Veterans Park beginning at 10 a.m. All local veteran units are asked to post their colors by 9:45 a.m. and to introduce themselves at that time for honor recognition. Members who have passed during the 2011/2012 will be announced during ceremonies. Okeechobee High JROTC will render honors to all Veterans. Citizens of Okeechobee are invited to attend and bring the kids. Please bring lawn chairs as seating is very limited. Ceremonies are sponsored by Okeechobee Memorial Post 64 of the American Legion.Putt-Putt Tourney to bene t Care CampsGood Habits and Old Spirits 9th Annual Putt-Putt Tournament at the KOA for KOA Care Camps. Memorial Day Monday, May 28. Sign up at Good Spirits 245 Hwy 441 S.E. from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tee-off time is 2 p.m. at KOA. Must be 21 to play. $8 entry2-man scramble-blind draw. BBQ beef and pork sandwiches available at KOA Putt-Putt from noon til ??? for $5. Prizes*Fun*Giggles*. Reaching out to kids with cancer because laughter really is the best medicine for children.Buckhead Ridge VFW plans Memorial Day serviceBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, on Highway 78 West in Buckhead Ridge, will host Memorial Day services on May 28 at 1 p.m., with a dinner to follow. Dinner will be served through 4 p.m. The menu will include one-quarter of a barbecued or plain chicken, baked potato, succatash, dinner roll and dessert for a donation of $7 per person. Proceeds will bene t homeless veterans. The services and dinner are open to the public. For more information, call 863467-2882.Youth Livestock Show meeting announcedThe Annual Meeting for Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show will be held at 7 p.m. on May 29 at Osceola Middle School gym. Exhibitors who sold an animal must bring their buyer’s plaque to this meeting.Eagles North to host BINGO nightOn Tuesday, May 29 Eagles North, 9985 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee, will have BINGO beginning at 1 p.m. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. Considering Adoption?Anyone interested in learning more about adoption is encouraged to join the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division at our monthly Adoption Orientation session. The next meeting is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County of ce, located at 804 S. 6th Street in Fort Pierce. Please help us raise adoption awareness in our community as we try to nd additional permanent “Forever Families” for local children in foster care. To RSVP or for more information, contact Children’s Home Society’s Adoption Information Line at 772-429-2001. OCA sponsors Fun ShootOkeechobee Christian Academy will host a Fun Shoot on June 9 with registration at 8 a.m. at the OK Corral Gun Club, 6341 N.E. 96th Avenue. The last shooter must take the course at 10 a.m. All proceeds will bene t the Okeechobee Christian Academy Scholarship Fund to help make a quality Christian education available to more children. Give away drawings will include two one-year sporting clay memberships provided by the OK Corral Gun Club, Team sponsorship is $350 for four shooters and includes lunch. Individial shooter registration is $85 and includes lunch. Lunch for non-shooters is $20. For more information, call 863-634-2276. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Call 863-763-3134 to reserve your space or email: okeeadsales@newszap.com1/8 — $75 + $30 color1/4 — $100 + $50 color1/2 — $200 + $75 colorATTENTION: PARENTS!The Okeechobee News will be publishing a special tribute to OHS 2012 Seniors, it will be published in the June 10, 2012 edition.Deadline: June 5, 2012 7 Okeechobee News May 23, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Miami Gardens woman was arrested when she was reportedly found to have a number of prescription pills in her possession as she attempted to visit a family member in an area prison. Rochelle Gomez, 26, N.W. 191st Terrace, was arrested Saturday, May 19, on felony charges of introduction of contraband into a state prison and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Gomez was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $8,000. Jail records show that she has since been released on bond. An arrest report by Department of Corrections (DOC) Senior Inspector George Montenegro said Gomez was attempting to enter the Okeechobee Correctional Institution (OCI) to visit a family member, Sean Gomez. Before she entered the facility another inspector and his K-9 caught her with 12 xanax and eight percocet tablets as well as 7.9 grams of suspected marijuana. According to the report, Gomez was with other family members when they entered the OCI parking lot. During an interdiction process their 2006 Nissan Murano was screened by Inspector Jonathan Cox and K-9 Bailey. The report pointed out that all vehicles entering the parking lot went through the same screening process. Inspector Montenegro stated that Bailey sniffed the Nissan and gave a positive alert. During a subsequent search of the vehicle a purse and three small sealed balloons were found in the back seat. The pills were then found inside the balloons when they were cut open, added the report. Also found in the back seat was a substance that, when eld tested, indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. Rochelle Gomez was placed under arrested and taken to the county jail. DOC records show that Sean Gomez was sentenced to prison on Sept. 25, 2007, following his conviction for carrying a concealed weapon, sale of cocaine and six counts of armed robbery in Miami-Dade County. Those records also indicate that he was sentenced to over 19 years on the robbery charges. His anticipated release date is May 5, 2026. Female visitor reportedly caught with pills at OCI By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsThree area teens have been arrested in connection with the theft of items from two different vendors at an Okeechobee ea market. Arrested Sunday, May 20, were: Harley Henderson, 14, S.E. 25th Drive; Cameron Schreier, 16, S.E. 27th St.; and Bailey Schloerb, 14, S.E. 25th Drive. All three were arrested on a felony charge of burglary of a structure (two counts), and the misdemeanors of loitering and prowling and petit theft. The three teens were booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released into the custody of their parents. Arrest reports by Deputy Heath Hughes, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated that he saw the three teens walking in the 600 block of S.E. 28th St. around 3:26 a.m. Sunday, May 20. When he turned his patrol unit around the three teens allegedly ed on foot. With the help of fellow OCSO deputies Joe Gracie, Steven McKinley and Justin Akins the boys were located and questioned. According to Deputy Hughes, the teens were wearing black and neon green T-shirts, as well as "numerous rosary beads." After speaking with the three teens, Deputy Hughes learned that the T-shirts and beads had come from two different booths located in a nearby ea market.The report stated that: Henderson had two lighters, four shirts, four rosary bead necklaces and a Sharpie marker; Schreier had seven shirts, one butane lighter and ve rosary bead necklaces; and, Schloerb had eight shirts and ve necklaces. The deputy's report went on to state that all of the items were seized and placed into evidence. 3 teens charged in ea market burglary The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Miranda Kashyra Steve, 28, S.W. Ninth Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested May 17 by Deputy Marcus Collier on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of failure to appear possession of cocaine and the misdemeanor of failure to appear possession of marijuana under 20 grams. She is being held without bond. Carla Denise Bain, 36, S.E. 14th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested May 17 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an amended Okeechobee County warrant charging her with violation of community control obtaining a controlled substance by fraud (four counts). She is being held without bond. John Sebastian Contoupe, 48, N.W. 115th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of forgery of a false health certi cate, and the misdemeanors of offering an animal for sale without the proper health requirements and offering an animal for sale without a certi cate of veterinary inspection. His bond was set at $3,500. Pedro Luis Perez-Ochoa, 54, U.S. 441 S., Okeechobee, was arrested May 18 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation scheme to defraud, violation of probation forgery counterfeit private label and violation of probation unlawful recording of compact disc/record or lm. His bond was set at $1,500. Sterle Leon McNeil, 47, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 18 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a charge of possession of cocaine. His bond was set at $2,500. Ralph Clifford Van, 39, S.W. 18th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 19 by Deputy John Hazy on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Xavier J. Cummings, 24, N.E. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 19 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on charges of battery on a detention deputy and resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. His bond was set at $15,000. Dylan Colby Garcia, 20, S.W. 13th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested May 19 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on charges of burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. His bond was set at $22,500. Daniel Rivas, 27, Okeechobee, was arrested May 20 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on a felony charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence and a misdemeanor charge of trespass. His bond was set at $3,500. Bernardo Sanchez-Casas, 22, N.W. 44th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested May 21 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with lewd and lascivious battery. His bond was set at $50,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Rochelle Gomez Bailey Schloerb Cameron Schreier Harley Henderson

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News With limited water resources in Florida it only makes sense to reuse water where possible. Recognizing that fact, Gov. Rick Scott issued a proclamation making May 20 to 26 Water Reuse Week. South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) followed suit and also recognized Water Reuse Week. Water reuse involves treating domestic w astewater and using the reclaimed water for a bene cial purpose. Here in Okeechobee water that has been treated at the Okeechobee Utility Authority's (OUA) Cemetery Road wastewater treatment plant is reused by the utility and by Williamson Cattle Company. John Hayford, OUA's executive director, used to say that his utility reused 100 percent of the treated water from the wastewater treatment facility. However, that is no longer true as a small quantity of water is dumped into the utility's injection well. The vast majority of the reclaimed water is used either to irrigate elds around the wastewater treatment plant to grow hay or used by nearby Williamson Cattle Company to irrigate their citrus groves. Sonny Williamson said he has been using reclaimed water for a number of years. He said it is bene cial not only for irrigation but because it has some necessary nutrients for plant growth in it that allow him to cut back on the use of fertilizer. Reclaimed water can also used for a number of other purposes including irrigation of golf courses, environmental restoration, wetland creation, groundwater recharge, equipment wash down and cooling water in industrial processes. Across the 16-county region served by SFWMD more than 100 reuse systems produce and reuse 325 million gallons of reclaimed water per day. "Each year, Water Reuse Week is an opportunity to increase awareness of the bene ts of using water more than once as part of a diversi ed water supply," said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Joe Collins. "Reusing water helps ease the burden on our region's limited water resources." W astewater ‘reused’ on elds and groves in Okeechobee County 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee• Fly Control Mineral • Fly Blocks • Fly Spray • Fly Bait • Pour-ons • Fly Bags Your Fly Control Center Supplement to the Okeechobee News € January 27, 2012 € Also Available Online at newszap.com IN F O R M A T I O NGU I D EF rid a y ,O c to b e r 2 8 ,2 0 1 1 S up pl e m en t t o t h e2011-2012 MEDICAL S u p p l e m e n t t o t h e O k e e c h o b e e N e w s, A u g u s t 1 7, 2 0 1 1D D r r . 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The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), along with the Okeechobee City Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol, will operate the checkpoint on N.W. 36th Street from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. Sheriff Paul May said DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool and are effective in reducing the number of people killed or injured in an alcohol-involved crash, and that research shows that such crashes are reduced by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted enough. As drivers pass through the checkpoint, members of law enforcement will look 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. They can also expect license suspension and an increase in their insurance, along with nes and other fees. DUI classes and other expenses can exceed $10,000, pointed out the sheriff. 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 .08 or higher Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) to be impaired. Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are also in violation o f Florida law. The Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind everyone that *FHP (*347) dialed from any cell phone contacts FHP should you need to report an aggressive driver or require roadside assistance. DUI checkpoint will be held Friday, May 25 15 acres of commercial development. The planning board discussed this item at two meetings before voting 4 -3 to recommend the change to the county commission. A rural activity center provides for agricultural, residential, neighborhood commercial and certain light industrial areas, subject to compatibility and buffering criteria provided in local land development regulations. There are currently 13 rural development centers scattered throughout the county. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper will be proposing an alternative to building a new building for the tax collector and property appraiser. A contract has been awarded for the construction of the building. However, construction has not started yet so the county would not have to pay a penalty for cancelling the contract, should they decide to do so. In addition, Mitch Smeykal, the county's emergency management director, is scheduled to give the commissioners a brie ng on the 2012 hurricane season. Turning to other items, the board is expected to award contracts for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning improvements for re stations 1 and 2, the group home, the sports complex, the judicial center, the county library, the civic center, and the sports complex. These contracts will be paid from an Emergency Ef ciency and Conservation Block Grant. They are also scheduled to award contracts for the southwest drainage project and for repair on bridges on S.W. 87th Terrace, N.E. 39th Boulevard, and N.W. 240th Street. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 Hardison, continued the detective, had made withdrawals in March, April and May totalling over $1,600. A family member also told the detective that the victim's medication, which included prescriptions for pain, was gone and they did not know if it was taken by the victim or stolen. It wasn't long after the family member started taking care of the female victim that she was able to walk and converse with some degree of clarity, added Detective Morrison. The detective said Hardison had lived with the victim for a relatively short period of time and had used her vehicle. As with the other fraud case led against Hardison, she had apparently told the female victim that she was part of the Gambino crime family. Hardison had told the woman that she was not being cared for properly and that she had contacted the Social Security Administration to help her. It was at this time that she changed the victim's PIN on the bene t card, pointed out Detective Morrison. Detective Morrison also arrested Hardison on May 11 after the woman had told an Okeechobee couple that she was an heiress to a Gambino crime family trust fund that was supposedly worth $14 billion. Hardison, who has reportedly used as many as 32 different names through the years, allegedly told the couple if they would oversee this trust fund they would be paid $5,000 a week and receive a lump sum payment o f $250 million. The detective's arrest report stated that the couple bought Hardison clothing, furniture and many other items. They also reportedly gave her $14,600 in cash. By the time they contacted the detective, the couple had lost a total of $23,380.32. Because of the scheme, added Detective Morrison, the couple is going to have to le for bankruptcy. HARDISONContinued From Page 1

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The Chobee Steelers will appear at the Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at the Seasoned Senior meeting Thursday, May 24 at 4 p.m. The group of 14 young people who play the steel drums, is a part of a violence prevention program under the direction of Shirlean Graham. Everyone is w elcome to attend and a Pot Luck dinner w ill be served. An offering will be taken to help fund this worthwhile program. Faith Alive Fellowship, 3075 SW Third Terrace, Okeechobee, will present a Miracle Healing Service on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. Special guest Norvel Hayes. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have their FREE family movie night, Friday, June 1, at 7 p.m. The movie, “7 DAYS IN UTOPIA” with Robert Duvall, Lucas Black and Melissa Leo is the story of a young man’s rst attempt at the pro golf tour that ends in humiliating disaster. When he tries to escape it all he nds himself stranded in Utopia, Texas with an eccentric rancher who teaches him to reconcile with himself, his dad and his Heavenly Father. It features music by “Third Day.” The public is invited. Oakview Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School – “Free Camp” from June 1822, at 6–9 p.m. for ages 3 years thru adult. Those interested may print a registration form from their website, oakviewbaptist.com, under “Forms” or you may register at the door. For more information, please call 863-763-1699. 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. 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, do-bro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! A “Faith Community Nurse” basic preparation course and retreat will be offered by the Interfaith Health and Wellness Association this summer. Developed within an interfaith model, this educational course and personal growth retreat prepares registered nurses to deliver wholistic care in faith communities. The program provides 33.5 contact hours and includes materials, lodging, meals, snacks, International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC) pin and certi cate of attendance. Participants develop the knowledge necessary for practice & have an experience of a lifetime. For more information, call 561-379-1972 or go online to www. ihwassoc.org. The Peace Lutheran School i s now accepting enrollment for 2012-13 school year, ages 2 through Kindergarten. There are limited scholarships for Preschool available, as well as Step Up for students and McKay Scholarships for Kindergarten. Call 863-7637566 for more information. Peace Lutheran Summer Camp is now accepting summer campers ages 2 through 5th grade. There are limited scholarships available and summer VPK is offered. 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 weekl y 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 Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family camp outs. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Late Night Late Night 2 for 1 Drinks All Day 2 for 1 Drinks All Day PRICE PRICE APPETIZERS APPETIZERS with a beverage purchase with a beverage purchase & More! & More!*Does not include high top tables. Excludes Appetizer Sampler and Ultimate Trios. In Store Only. “& More” basket items are a re duced special value. Gator Apple 2012 Applebee’s IP LLC 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 May 23, 2012 At The Christmas luncheon meeting on Dec. 22, 2011, Okeechobee Stitchin’ drew the winning ticket for the king size ‘Stained Glass Window’ quilt. This quilt was made and raf ed to help the Presbyterian Church Food Bank. The winner is Linda Rickard from the Okeechobee Christian Academy. A check for $2,750 was presented to the church food bank. A wonderful Christmas dinner was enjoyed by members with their children and grandchildren. They have members of all ages and abilities who come every week to enjoy crafting and socialization. Okeechobee Stitchin’ would like to give our thanks and gratitude to this wonderful community that allows them to be able to help local organizations in this way. They also want to extend gratitude to the local businesses and organizations who allow them to sell the tickets for these causes. These include but are not limited to Publix, Tractor Supply, Dollar Tree, Main Street for letting us participate in the fairs, local churches and organizations who allow us to join their fairs, bazaars and yard sales. The y apologize if any names have been left out as they truly value the generosity of each and every one of you. Okeechobee Stitchin’ helps local church food bank Special to the Okeechobee News/ Okeechobee Stitchin’From left Joy Sima, Co-Leader, Corey Geissinger, Secretary/Treasurer, Deacon Becky Fleeger accepting checks, Sandy Brown, Co-Leader. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Okeechobee Stitchin’Quilt winner Linda Rickard holds her winning ticket in front of the quilt that she won, handmade by the Okeechobee Stitchin’ group as a bene t to support the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Bank. The drawing was held on Dec. 22, at the annual luncheon. From left to right are: Joy Sima, Co-leader, Linda Rickard winner, Megan Beard student, Sandy Brown, Co-Leader. Golf Scramble to bene t OHS BasketballA Golf Scramble will be held to bene t the OHS Basketball program for transportation and equipment on Saturday, June 9, at the Blue Heron Golf Course. Tournament begins at 8 a.m. participants should be early to register in order to start promptly at 8 a.m. The cost per person is $35 or $140 per team. Breakfast will be provided. There will be prizes for rst second and last place. For more information, please contact the school at 863-462-5025.Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Joey Hoover on Tuesday, June 12, from 10 a.m.– noon, and will be held in Commissioner Hoover’s of ce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 244, Okeechobee. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment.

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DERMATOLOGY Protect the Health of Your Skin with Regular Exams byaDermatologistJonathanSanders,M.D.,J.D. 772.778.7782 863.467.9555www.TCDermatology.com SPINE SURGERY PALM BEACH SPINE SPECIALISTSPasquale X. Montesano, M.D.Board Certi ed Orthopedic Spine Surgeon 1124 S. Parrott Avenue • Okeechobee 863-261-8059 • info@spinedocs.org REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities GYNECOLOGIST James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net 863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL S. Scott Tapper, M.D., F.A.C.S.Board Certi ed General Vascular SurgeonSpecializing in the Removal of Varicose Veins Minimally Invasive In Of ce Procedure Performed more than 1500 Endo Venous Laser Ablation procedures Insurance Accepted beforeafter2169 S.E. Ocean Blvd. Stuart772-286-5501symmetrylaservein.com UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 MRI OKEECHOBEES FINEST OPEN MRI115 NE 3rd St. Suite A863-824-6736SPECIALTYTRAINED/BOARD CERTIFIED RADIOLOGISTSThe Best is Right Here! OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE 2 Blocks North of CVSDrugstore The 2011 – 2012 Medical Information Guide is available online specialsections.newszap.comUse this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website Advertise in the Medical Directory! Call 863-763-3134 Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com FAMILY MEDICINE Call 863-763-3134 FAMILY MEDICINE 2 0 2 N E 1 9T HD r i v e € O k e e c h o b e e € F o r a p p o i n t m e n t s c a l l (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD€Comprehensive Medical & Preventive Care €Routine Annual Physicals €Well Woman Exam €Geriatric Care €Management of: Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus Menopause Depression Arthritis D i p l o m a t e A m e r i c a n B o a r d o f F a m i l y M e d i c i n e Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted HEALTH RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS F P rovi d & €R e S p €L o 7 Cancer Scare? Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.1395 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including Medicaid All insurance accepted including Medicaid By Dr. Ron Woody Okeechobee Cancer CenterHello! I am Doctor Ron Woody, physician at Okeechobee Regional Cancer Center. I am a native Floridian, born in Jacksonville Naval hospital and a graduate of both FSU University and University of Florida Medical School. (So no rivalry since Im a hybrid.) Im writing to tell you about state of the art cancer treatment located right here in Okeechobee and you will be treated here and not shipped to the coast (except for planning of your treatment) or anywhere else where you dont have the support of your family and friends. At the cancer center, we are capable of delivering Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Now, you dont have to know the details, all you need to know is it allows us to concentrate the radiation where it is needed and even shape the area to conform to your anatomy, avoiding excessive radiation of normal, noncancerous tissue. The treatments are painless and the only side effects are localized to the treatment area, unlike chemotherapy which affects the entire body and bone marrow. Recently, IMRT has been found to be superior to proton therapy in some tumors! Giving equal or better cure rates and less long term side effects! This was a relative surprise since the ONLY advantage of protons was supposed to be sparing of normal tissue. Whew! Thank God I dont have to go spend 125 million dollars! About the only thing superior about protons is the expense. It is a failure of our system to approve technology for use before it is proven to be effective. If you are treated at Okeechobee Cancer Center, you will also have the advantage of your treatment being planned using the only PET/ CT simulator on the Treasure Coast! This is one of the most important and useful technological advances in the staging of and treatment of cancer. A PET/CT is signi“ cantly more accurate because the CT portion cuts down on FALSE positive and negative interpretations. (Improves by as much as 15 to 30 percent or more.) So remember, if a PET is ordered, it is better done on a combination scanner for staging and treatment. The major advantage of using a PET/ CT simulator is in showing more accurately the extent of the tumor. Since as a Radiation Oncologist my job is basically that of a target shooter, the PET keeps me from missing the target (cancer) by telling me to treat more or most importantly allows me to treat less thereby reducing side effects! You only have access to this technology at Okeechobee Cancer Center. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon HEALTHCARE Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility€Specialized Wound Care €Full Time Medical Director €Dialysis Support €Alzheimers Support Groups €Intravenous Therapy €Resident & Family Council Groups €Specialized HIV Care €Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy €24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing €Therapeutic Activities€ Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O € 230 South Barfield Hwy € Pahokee561-924-5561€ www.floridacare.net Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton 120 BEDSCaring for Those You Care About RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session The 2011 – 2012 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website 14 Okeechobee News May 23, 2012 On Saturday, May 12, at 9 a.m., a group of children from Okeechobee traveled to Port St. Lucie to compete in the Sectional Competition of the Aqua na Pitch, Hit and Run. The competition was held at the Digital Domain Park, home of the St. Lucie Mets. There were about 100 kids there and six local Okeechobee kids came home with medals. For the 9-10 year old girls we had two girls who competed and both brought home medals. Receiving second place was: Ariel Girardi with a score of 552. Receiving third place was Jade Ford with a score of 394. W ay to go girls! And, on the boys side, we had one boy in the 7-8 year old category, Ramone Baker w ith a score of 340. For the 9-10 year old boys, there were four boys representing Okeechobee including Joshua Suarez with a score of 345. Justin Comfort with a score of 419. Tylane McLane with a score of 473 and receiving second place with a great score of 894 points was Tyjuan Lewis. We had three boys showing up for Okeechobee including Malcom Chambers with a score of 796. Jaylen Pryor who hit ve of six targets, receiving an 861 giving him the medal for third place. And Baron Stuart who earned a whopping 950 points and walked away with rst place which makes him eligible to possibly compete in state. For the 13-14 year old boys, we had three young men checking in. Darian Kessler received 537 points, Land Rhodes earned 685 points and Gabe Greseth received third place with 841 points. These youngsters did Okeechobee proud. They were very respectful and competed awesome. It was nice to see parents there helping to support them. Way to go boys! Okeechobee kids compete in sectional Pitch, Hit and Run Special to the Okeechobee NewsLocal kids from a number of age categories turned out in the recent Pitch, Hit and Run Sectional Competition just before Mother’s Day to show moms and dads their “Pitch, Hit and Run” talents in Port St. Lucie’s Digital Domain Park. A number of local kids brought home medals in their age group. The Florida Association of City Clerks has requested that each City Clerk attending the summer conference and academy in June bring City Treasures' to be given away as door prizes. The prizes note what city they are from and the name of the business/organization donating the item(s). They feature events, organizations, local artist, retail businesses, non-pro t businesses and/or the city itself. If you would like to contribute towards putting together a basket that features anything about Okeechobee or your business, please either drop the item off at City Hall with the Clerk's Of ce or call Lane Gamiotea, City Clerk 863-763-3372 x 215. Each year there's a "friendly competition" to see which city has the best basket or the most coveted gift certi cate/donated item. These items can be anything from a bag with your business/organization logo, a painting from a local artist, hand-crafted items with information about the crafter, grocery store and home improvement store gift certi cates, jackets with logos, aprons, plants (silk and fresh), specialty items from unique boutiques. Items are needed by June 7. Clerk seeks ‘city treasures’ for upcoming Annual Summer Conference

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 15 Okeechobee News May 23, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Brahman defensive coaches are excited about the play of three-year linebacker Elijowan Williams this spring as he settles in as the team’s starter at middle linebacker. Williams had a very solid year at linebacker last year but also excelled as a running back as he rushed for over 400 yards and also displayed leadership skills, discipline, and a positive attitude. Williams has continued that during spring practice and he’s itching to get out on the eld in Friday’s inter-squad scrimmage to show what he can do. “Practice has been going pretty well. I see a lot of good things on defense and the linebacker corps is working well together,” he said. The Brahmans had ve linebackers last year but have reduced that to three starters this year. That changes a lot of the reads and responsibilities of the players. Williams said the transition has gone smoothly and he’s comfortable at the new position. “I think I’ll do great. I’ve always wanted to play middle linebacker. I pushed myself this off season and improved my speed and strength,” he added. Williams said he was impressed with the number of players who participated in off season workouts this winter. He said the coaches were very supportive and really encouraged the kids to work on their conditioning. “It is intense out there. We have to get everything right. If we don’t, Coach Tyrone Smith will get onto you. Everyone is focused. I’m just ready to play,” he noted. Williams also wants to make an impact as the likely starter at fullback. He is expected to be a better blocker this year for tailbac k D.J. Washington. While he might not get as many touches in the back eld, he is willing to do what he can to help the offense. “I couldn’t believe how well I ran last year, but I’ve always played football, I just got used to the position. I’ve been put at fullback to block and they know I like to hit,” he explained. Williams said he expected the Purple White game to be really intense and should be a great game for fans to watch. “I just want to see how the team has progressed. Whoever is not on my team is just going to have to feel the power,” he added. The Purple White game will be played on Friday, May 25, at the Brighton Indian Reservation at 6:30 p.m. Elijowan Williams ready for purple white game Gold Tee WinnersOkechobee Golf Country Club Gold Tee Golf Winners for May 18: rst place, Brad Shelkra; second place, Howard Shelkie; third place tie, Norman Koff, Dan Birdishaw and George Guydosh. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyElijowan Williams works on his footwork during a drill at OHS spring football practice Thursday. The April 28 tournament for the Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers, Inc. was held out of Scott Driver Park. Twenty anglers brought 76 sh to the scales with a total weight of 123.24 lbs. The winners in the 11-14 age group: 1st place Luke Farmer with 16.21 lbs. and Big Fish 6.13 lbs. 2nd place Jose Hernandez with 6.81 lbs. 3rd place Kenny Whaley with 5.07 lb.s The winners in the 15-18 age group: 1st place Keith Chamberland with 12.84 lbs. and Big Fish 5.27 lbs. 2nd place Ryan Edwards with 9.96 lbs. 3rd place Drew Wanczak 9.53 lbs. We’d like to thank our boat captains Mike Ingram, Robert Haff, Richard Stiglitz, Kenny Farmer, Roger Bohannon, Leroy Bauer, Ernie Johnson, Skip Jeslosky, Ken Hall & Mike Zubricky. Thank you George & Madalyne DuPont for the hotdogs and sodas. Big O Teen Anglers host April tourney Keith Chamberland won 1st place in the 15-18 age group. Special to the Okeechobee NewsLuke Farmer won 1st place in the 11-14 age group. Ryan Edwards won 2nd place in the 15-18 age group. Jose Hernandez won 2nd place in the 11-14 age group. Drew Wanczak won 3rd place in the 15-18 age group. Kenny Whaley won 3rd place in the 11-14 age group.

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Send resumes to: kabienaime@semtribe.com or fax: 954-967-3477 Electrical Journeyman needed, DFWP, apply in person or drop resume at 2801 SW 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Pets/SuppliesFOR SALE BLUE PIT PUPPIES 12 1/2 WEEKS OLD. HAD ALL SHOTS. $300.00 CALL RHONDA 863-634-4407 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Pets/SuppliesMorkie Pups(Toy yorkie/maltese) 2 males,shots,health cert. Reg.papers.Adorable must see! Parents on Premises. $500.ea. cash. 863-610-2725/ email:looskin@aol.com. Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. FREE TOWING. (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $16.00 a piece. Coastal and Oat Hay Mix $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsOAK LAKE VILLAS 2BR, 2BA, Laundry room with Washer/Dryer, large fenced patio. Very clean. $800 mo., 1st, last, $600 sec. dep. (863)634-3312 or (863)634-3313 Houses RentDixie Ranch Acres Area, 3 BR, Clean, Quiet. $700/mo., water and lawn care included. $600 Security. Pets allowed upon approval. Call 863-610-0001 Houses RentFOR RENT: 1 & 2 BEDROOM FULLY FURNISHED DUPLEX OR MOBILE HOME. EITHER IN KINGS BAY WITH HEATED POOL TENNIS COURT GARAGE AND WASHER & DRYER OR WATERFRONT ON RIM CANAL OR KISSIMMEE RIVER. AVAILABLE BY THE DAY, WEEK, MONTH OR YEAR. RATES VARY BY LENGTH OF STAY. MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. CALL TODAY (863)447-0742 NEAR BASINGER 2/1, great view, Lofton Road, $650/month. Call (561) 261-0077 OKEE 2/1, $459 mo. Beautiful ranch setting located 12 miles N.E. of town. Water, Lawn, pest, and trash incl. Pasture avail. Recently remodeled. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800. No Pets. OKEECHOBEE3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $650 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. S.W. Section 3BR/2BA 1 Car garage. Lrg back yard with mature Oak Trees. $875.00 monthly. 1st and security total $1,750 to move in. Call 863-634-5586 SW Section CBS House 2/1, tile oors, near WalMart. $700 a month, $1,500 to move in. 712 SW 15th St. Okee. 863-634-0512 Office Space RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 Office Space RentFOR RENT OFFICE BUILDING 2,000 SQUARE FEET CLOSE TO COURT HOUSE TELEPHONE AND ALARM SYSTEM INSTALLED CALL 863-763-4831 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lots SaleGreat Building Lot Located in Brentwood Estates. 0.65 acres, water deposit paid, house pad in place to accommodate up to 3500 SQ. ft. home. REDUCED TO $39,500 CARL @ 863-634-8617 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent For Rent 1 Bedroom Trailer $100 A Week Pay your own electric. Call 863-610-4625 Lovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 TREASURE ISLAND -3/1 mobile home, on water, dock, $700/mo (561)262-1390 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Mobile HomeSale3br, 2bath singlewide zone II mobile home only $8,800. Excellent for Glades County. Call 863-357-4849 3br and 4br Jacobsen Homes built with quality construction. Easy nancing available with low down payment. Average credit accepted. Call Larry or Sandy 863-357-4849 BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 New 3br, 2 bath doublewide only $49,900 Very easy nancing. No money down with your trade-in. 863-357-4849 New 4br, 2 bath Jacobsen doublewide only $59,900 includes setup, a/c, skirting and steps. 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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeNotice for Early Public Review of a Proposal to Support Activity in the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland May 23, 2012 Responsible Entity: Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners Address: c/o 5378 Carisbrooke Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32309 Telephone Number: (863) 763-9312 To: All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals This is to give notice that Okeechobee County has received Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), from funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grants will be used for 1. stormwater improvements and possibly land acquisition, 2. demolition and clearance of vacant dilapidated structures, and 3. rehabilitation or new replacement of single family housing and possibly permanent relocation in lieu of new construction replacement. This notice is required by Section 2(a)(4) of Executive Order 11988 for Floodplain Management, and by Section 2(b) of Executive Order 11990 for the Protection of Wetlands, and is implemented by HUD Regulations found at 24 CFR 55.20(b) for the HUD action that is within and/or affects a oodplain or wetland. Construction will be undertaken in the 100 year oodplain (and/or wetlands). Okeechobee County is interested in alternatives and public perceptions of possible adverse impacts that could result from the project as well as potential mitigation measures. Proposed stormwater improvements (which might include land acquisition) in the Oak Park area, housing rehabilitation and possibly demolition are located within the oodplain/wetland. Known residential sites located in a 100 year oodplain include the El Miro Sol Gardens rental units located on NW 5th and 3rd Streets at NW 32nd Avenue. Some sites to have demolition/clearance or rehabilitation could be determined at a later date, which could include oodplain or wetland locations. No new development or building construction in a oodplain or wetland is proposed. Written comments must be received by Deborah Belcher, grant consultant, at the above address on or before June 7, 2012. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Ms. Belcher by mail, phone (850) 893-0694, or email debroumelis@earthlink.net. ___________________________________________ Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair, Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, Environmental Certifying Of cial 417941 ON 5/23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA07 JUDGE: METZGER TD BANK, NA., as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff; VS. JOHN K. DAVIES, JR., DEBORAH E. DAVIES and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Mary Chesley Defendants NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 76 TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 7 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 60 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A: 1987 CAST 60 x 14 MOBILE HOME VIN #ZZF1509A & ZZF1509B 2913 SE 25th STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974. PROPERTY TAX ID # 12537350080000700760 B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on June 27, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 17, 2012; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. JOHN K. DAVIES, JR., DEBORAH E. DAVIES and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Mary Chesley; CASE: 2011 CA07 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk 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 are hearing or voice impaired call 711. 415750 ON 5/23,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA 08 JUDGE: METZGER TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, VS. JOHN K. DAVIES, JR., DEBORAH E. DAVIES and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Beverly Cooper Defendants NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following-foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT(S) 242, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT EIGHT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK3, PAGE 91, SAID LANDS SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 2914 SE -19th Court, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 PROPERTY TAX ID # R12537350090000802420 B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on June 27, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. These will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 17, 2012; D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. JOHN K. DAVIES, JR., DEBORAH E. DAVIES and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Beverly Cooper; CASE: 2011 CA08 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the s pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK 0F OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk If 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 are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 415745 ON 5/23,30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA 149 JUDGE: METZGER TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, VS. JOHN K. DAVIES, DEBORAH DAVIES, UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY and TAYLOR CREEK ISLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: 2009 SE 24th Blvd., Okeechobee, FL 34974 Real property Tax Identi cation Number: 1-26-37-35-0020-00000-1490 LOT 149, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT II ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 84 AND 85, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Including Mobile Home Vehicle ID Number: TW1FLHS1995, Year: 1983, Make: Pine, Body: H.S., Title Number 22637073. B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on June 27, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 17, 2012. D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. JOHN K. DAVIES, DEBORAH DAVIES, UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY and TAYLOR CREEK ISLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; CASE: 2011 CA149 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from sale, if any, other than property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. SHARON ROBERTSON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy ClerkIf 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 711.415747 ON 5/23,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000415 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. SUSY SEDATOL A/K/A SUSY M SEDATOL A/K/A SUSY MARIE SEDATOL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 10, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000415 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and SUSY SEDATOL A/K/A SUSY M. SEDATOL A/K/A SUSY MARIE SEDATOL; JUAN RODRIGUEZ; 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 20th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 20, LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 10 AND 11, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 220 SW 72 TERRACE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 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 April 11, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10060848 WELLSLPS-FHA-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 415285 ON 5/16,23/2012 NOTICE OF ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT DECISION(S) The District has granted permit(s) for the following applicantion(s): Paul Calcaterra Farms, 33285 US 441 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972, application #3154. This is a 10 year compliance report with no change in allocation. The district proposes to continue authorization of 0.23 million gallons per day average for aquacultural use at an alligator breeding farm. The withdrawals used by this proposed project will consist of Groundwater from Sur cial Aquifer via 1 active well; Groundwater from FAS Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 proposed well and 1 active well in Okeechobee County, located in Sections: 3 and 4, Township: 34 South, Range: 35 East, known as Paul Calcaterra Farms. 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 of a permit application, 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 District’s 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 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 District’s regular business hours. The District’s regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the District’s 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 District’s acceptance of petitions led by e-mail is subject to certain conditions set forth in the District’s 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 District’s 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 28-106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, please visit http:// oridaswater.com/nor_dec/ to read the complete Notice of Rights to determine any legal rights you may have concerning the District’s decision(s) on the permit application(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. 418113 ON 5/23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2011-CA-419 LARRY W. BOND, and HELEN L. BOND, his wife, Plaintiffs, VS. BOREE INDUSTRIES, INC., a Florida corporation, DELCO, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment dated April 17, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA419 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein LARRY W. BOND, and HELEN L. BOND, his wife, are the Plaintiffs, and BOREE INDUSTRIES, INC., a Florida corporation, DELCO, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N. W. 3rd STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the 27th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: A parcel of land lying in Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 3; Thence N 8948’48” East, along the North line of said Section 3, a distance of 651.20 Feet; Thence S 0007’12” West, a distance of 239.03 feet to the intersection with the southerly Right-of-way line of State Road No. 15 (Conners Highway) and the Point of Beginning; Thence continue S 0007’12” West a distance of 112.31 feet to the intersection with the Levee LD-4 Right-of-way line; Thence South 6256’48” West, along said Levee LD-4 Right-ofway line, a distance of 136.21 feet; Thence South 2519’14” East, along said Levee LD-4 Right-of-way line, a Distance of 56.75 feet; Thence South 6439’40” West, along said Levee LD-4 Right-ofway line, a distance of 146.73 feet; Thence North 2627’24” West, a distance of 157.95 feet to the intersection with said Southerly Right-of-way line of State Road No. 15 (Conners Highway); Thence North 6355’22” E, along said southerly Right-of-way line, a Distance of 334.28 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel ID No. 1-03-38-35-0A00-00002-0000 Property Address: 80 Hwy 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Notice to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated April 18, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk 415749 ON 5/23,30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 11-000327-CA WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. ANTON REALTY LLC; IZZY TIRE SERVICE AND SALES INC; ANTONIO GONZALEZ; LINDA GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER SAID DEFENDANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause on April 12, 2012, the Clerk will sell the real and personal property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: A parcel of land being a portion of Lot 7, Block 8, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 100, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Lot 7, thence bear North 89 degrees 41’37” East along the North line of said Lot 7, a distance of 160.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 89 degrees 41’37” East along said North line of Lot 7, a distance of 164.53 feet to the Northeast corner of said Lot 7; thence bear South 05 degrees 22’42” West along the East line of said Lot 7, a distance of 105.42 feet to the Southeast corner of said Lot 7; thence bear South 89 degrees 41’37” West along the South line of said Lot 7, a distance of 157.54 feet; thence bear North 01 degrees 34’36” East, a distance of 104.96 feet to the Point of Beginning. And All the machinery, equipment, furniture, general intangibles, and xtures, wherever located, now owned, or to be acquired, together with all increases to and replacements thereof. This security interest extends to any and all proceeds of the property described herein, including but not limited to, chattel paper, documents, insurance proceeds, contract rights and general intangibles now in force or hereafter acquired, relating to the above described collateral. The personal property also includes a 2002 Dodge Truck, Vehicle Identi cation No. 3B6MF36CO2M296354, a 2001 Dodge Truck, Vehicle Identi cation No. 1B7KF23691J612910, and a 2006 Chevrolet Truck, Vehicle Identi cation No. 1GBE4C3206F420683. Street Address: 10173 Highway 441 North, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m., on June 27, 2012, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 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. 415376 ON 5/23,30/2012 Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News May 23, 2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2012 CP 67 IN RE: ESTATE OF KATHLEEN K. WHERRELL Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Kathleen K. Wherrell, deceased, whose date of death was March 18, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s 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 other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s 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 DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is May 16th, 2012. Personal Representative: Gwendolyn R. Chandler 1254 SW 24th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: Renee Marquis-Abrams Florida Bar Number: 0984220Neill, Grif n, Tierney, Neill & MarquisPost Of ce Box 1270 Fort Pierce, Florida 34954 Telephone: (772) 464-8200 Fax: (772) 464-2566 417492 ON 5/16,23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 2012-DR-036 Division: Family IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF: J.C. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION OF ADOPTION BY STEPPARENT TO: Jaime Brito LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Unknown, Okeechobee County, Florida YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Petition for Adoption by Stepparent has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: Thomas L. Colter, Esquire 520 SW Federal Highway Stuart, Florida 34994 on or before May 28, 2012 and le the original with the clerk of this Court at: Okeechobee County Courthouse, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.Dated: April 20, 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda Young Deputy Clerk 415837 ON 5/9,16,23,30/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CC-56 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. EVENS LAROSE, Defendant. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 13, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 AM on June 20, 2012, the following property: The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 28, Section 22, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres((aka Lot K) And The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 27, Section 22, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot C) ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: April 13, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 415371 ON 5/16,23/2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA 06 JUDGE: METZGER TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA by and through FDIC as Receiver Plaintiff, VS. JOHN K. DAVIES, JR., DEBORAH E. DAVIES and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Becky Yerkes Defendants NOTICE OF SALE The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclosure sale in the above referenced matter: A. The following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, RUN NORTH 89 48’48” EAST ALONG THE SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF 676.33 FEET TO A POINT, THEN RUN SOUTH 0 07’12” WEST A DISTANCE OF 227.20 FEET TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 15, THEN RUN NORTH 60 17’42” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 750.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THEN CONTINUE NORTH 60 17’42” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT, THEN RUN SOUTH 29 42’18” EAST A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE, THEN RUN SOUTH 63 11’42” WEST ALONG THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.12 FEET TO A POINT, THEN RUN NORTH 29 42’18” WEST A DISTANCE OF 122.33 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID TRACT BEING LOTS 15 AND 16 ACCORDING TO AN UNRECORDED SURVEY OF A PART OF SECTIONS 3 AND 34, TOWNSHIPS 37 AND 38 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS SURVEYED BY LEON H. WILLIS, COUNTY SURVEYOR, DATED JUNE 28, 1967. 330 Hwy 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34995 PROPERTY TAX ID # 13437350A0000007 B. The Clerk’s Sale will take place on June 27, 2012, at 11:00 AM, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. C. The sale will be made pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 17, 2012. D. TD BANK, N.A., as Successor in Interest to Riverside National Bank of Florida by and through FDIC as Receiver v. JOHN K. DAVIES, JR., DEBORAH E. DAVIES-and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY n/k/a Becky Yerkes; CASE: 2011 CA06 E. This sale is being made by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court. F. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 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. 415739 ON 5/23,30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472011CA000320CAXXXX CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. TIMOTHY CASANOVA A/K/A TIMOTHY A CASANOVA; CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; KIMBERLY CASANOVA; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 3rd day of April, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472011CA000320CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY CASANOVA A/K/A TIMOTHY A CASANOVA, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., KIMBERLY CASANOVA A/K/A KIMBERLY A. CASANOVA and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 13th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 126 AND 127, THE FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23, 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 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. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaci6n para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le proven cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dfas antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido 6sta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dfas para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, Ilame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se you moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de 6d. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou pant nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tand6 ou pale byen, Me 711. Dated this 13th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800-441-2438 415313 ON 5/16,23/2012 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 12000055CA. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE TRUST 2008-RI, Plaintiff, VS. POORNAWATTI TIWARI A/K/A POORNAWATIE TIWARI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF POORNAWATTI TIWARI A/K/A POORNAWATIE TIWARI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES E. HIGHT AS OF 9/3/2002; PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC.; JODIE TAYLOR; ROGER TAYLOR; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2; UNKNOWN TENANT # 5; UNKNOWN TENANT # 6; UNKNOWN TENANT # 7; UNKNOWN TENANT # 8, ET AL Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: ROGER TAYLOR; JODIE TAYLOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES E HIGHT AS OF 9/3/2002 whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH. RANGE 36 EAST, LYING SOUTHWESTERLY OF S.R. # 15 (CONNERS HIGHWAY) AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM A 5” X 5” CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6, BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42’ 42” WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 4686.16 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.R. #15; THENCE SOUTH 51 DEGREES 30’ 19” EAST ALONG SAID LINE OF DISTANCE OF 10.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE ON A BEARING OF SOUTH 51 DEGREES 30’ 19” EAST A DISTANCE OF 29.41 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 55 DEGREES 37’ 15” EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 20.59 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 34 DEGREES 22’ 45” WEST TO THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT LEVEE LD-4 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE; THENCE NORTH 54 DEGREES 55’ 02” WEST ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 66.32 FEET; THENCE NORTH 38 DEGREES 29’ 41” EAST A DISTANCE OF 228.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THE CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESCRIBED AS 1964 TITAN MOTOR HOME WITH VIN# 5141391. a/k/a 5390 HWY 441 SE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Including the buildings and appurtenances located thereon. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before 30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition led herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 18th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: LINDA F. YOUNG DEPUTY CLERK ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 3010 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL, SUITE 300 BOCA RATON, FL 33431 415733 ON 5/16,23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000174 LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT1 Plaintiff, VS. MAUREEN KLEIMAN; KENNETH J. KLEIMAN; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 5, 2012, entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000174, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT1 is Plaintiff and MAUREEN KLEIMAN; KENNETH J. KLEIMAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR; OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312, N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 20th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, J.R. RANCHETTES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 30, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A 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 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of April, 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of Said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou apaity pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu saa, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de &I. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, tile 711. Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 415324 ON 5/16,23/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000357 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST SERIES 2005-D ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff, VS. DOUG B. MCDONALD A/K/A DOUG MCDONALD A/K/A DOUGLAS B. MCDONALD A/K/A DOUGLAS MCDONALD; CHARLEEN MCDONALD A/K/A CHARLEEN H. MCDONALD; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 3rd day of April, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000357, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST SERIES 2005-D ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES is the Plaintiff and DOUG B. MCDONALD A/K/A DOUG MCDONALD A/K/A DOUGLAS B. MCDONALD A/K/A DOUGLAS MCDONALD, CHARLEEN MCDONALD A/K/A CHARLEEN H. MCDONALD and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 13th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: BEGINNING AT THE NE CORNER OF LOT 172, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN S 8908’54” W ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 172 A DISTANCE OF 45.27 FEET TO A POINT, THEN RUN S 6202’54” E A DISTANCE OF 41.98 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID 172, THEN RUN NORTH ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 172 A DISTANCE OF 16.92 FEET TO THE P.O.B. ALSO: LOT 173, LESS AND EXCEPT: BEGINNING AT THE SW CORNER OF LOT 173, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN IN 8908’54” E ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 173 A DISTANCE OF 72.40 FEET, THEN RUN N 6202’54” W A DISTANCE OF 67.16 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 173, THEN RUN SOUTH ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 173 A DISTANCE OF 27.06 FEET TO THE P.O.B. ALSO: THE SOUTH 40 FEET OF LOT 174, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23, OF THE 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 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. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaci6n para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le proves cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dfas antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despus de haber recibido 6sta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dfas para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, (lame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun Id kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen p6y6 anyen pou ou jwen on seri de 6d. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tand6 ou pale byen, 1416 711. Dated this 13th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800-441-2438 415314 ON 5/16,23/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News May 23, 2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-066 IN RE: ESTATE OF ANN L. MYLES, a/k/a ANNA MYLES ANN KINNEY MYLES, and ANNA KINNEY MYLES 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 ANN L. MYLES, a/k/a ANNA MYLES, ANN KINNEY MYLES, and ANNA KINNEY MYLES, deceased, File Number 2012CP-066, by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was February 24, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $0.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: JOANN HAWTHORNE 2617 SE 32nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 HELEN A. HENNING 5035 E. 3rd Avenue Hialeal, FL 33013 EUGENE HENNING 5035 E. 3rd Avenue Hialeah, FL 33013 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the 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 THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is May 16th, 2012. Person Giving Notice: JOANN HAWTHORNE 2617 SE 32nd Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 HELEN HENNING 5035 E. 3rd Avenue Hialeah, FL 33013 EUGENE HENNING 5035 E. 3rd Avenue Hialeah, FL 33013 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Colin M. Cameron, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 270441 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 763-8600 417114 ON 5/16,23/2012 NOTICE OF ACTION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011CA430 OKEECHOBEE ESTATES LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD J. SCHISLER JR. individually and all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against defendant named herein, Defendant. To the following Defendant: RICHARD J. SCHISLER, JR. Last known address: 2141 NW 111 Avenue Sunrise, FL 33322 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: Lot 10, of THOROUGHBRED ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, of the 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 Joel T. Strawn, PA., Attorney for the Plaintiff, whose address is 54 Northeast Fourth Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the OKEECHOBEE NEWS and le the original with the Clerk of the Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH : Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacian para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en carte o inmediatamente despuOs de haber recibido sta noti cacidn si es que fella menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva a de habla, Dame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokob ki bezwen asistans ou apart/ pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen 1346 anyen pou ou jwen on seri de dd. Tanpri kontakt Carrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou pare nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tand ou pale byen, rele 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 17 day of May, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk JOEL T. STRAWN, P.A. 54 Northeast 4th Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33483 Telephone: (561)278-9400 Facsimile: (561) 278-9462 CASE NO 2011CA430 Our File No. 7606.1001 418045 ON 5/23,30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2011-CA-000242 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, TIMOTHY M. CASTON; KATHERINE S. CASTON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES 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, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated April 19, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 2011-CA-000242, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC is Plaintiff, and TIMOTHY M. CASTON, KATHERINE S. CASTON AND MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, 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 27th day of June, 2012 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 11, 12 AND 13, BLOC K 55, OKEECHOBEE GARDENS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT PAGE 2, BOOK 30, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA This property is located at the Street address of: 4462 NE 10th Lane, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the cler k 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 o f record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f the court on April 19, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Attorney for Plaintiff: Lauren E. Barbati, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN’S WITH DISABILITIES ACT, I f 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 provsiion of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986, Telephone (772) 807-4370 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.416337 ON 5/23,30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000120 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. BILLY GENE TREADWAY, JR. A/K/A BILLY G. TREADWAY, et. al., Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Basswood Homeowners’ Association, Inc. last known residence: c/o Thomas L. Taylor 3101 N.W. 37th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 current residence unknown, and all persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendants. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property located in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 14, BLOCK 45, BASSWOOD, INC., UNIT NO 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and your are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Aldridge Connors, LLP, Plaintiff’s attorney, at 7000 West Palmetto Par k Road, Suite 307, Boca Raton, Florida 33433 (Phone Number: 561-392-6391), within 30 days of the rst date of publication of this notice, and le the original with the clerk o f this court; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on May 3, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court By: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Cler k 417023 ON 5/16,23/2012 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND INTENT TO SELL VEHICLE Each of you is hereby noti ed that a lien is claimed on the following vehicles for towing and storage charges. The following vehicles will be sold at public sale pursuant to Florida Statute #713.78, free and clear of all liens and encumbrances. Rapid Auto Disposal reserves the right to bid. The time for the following sales is 9:00am at: Rapid Auto Disposal 4870 US Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 (Okeechobee County) Sale Date: May 29, 2012 2005 Hyundai Vin#: KM8SC13D35U913819 417923 ON 5/23/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 2012-DR-29 Division: Family IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF: L.C. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION OF ADOPTION BY STEPPARENT T O: Carlos Chavero-Hernandez LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Unknown, Okeechobee County, Florida YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Petition for Adoption by Stepparent has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: Thomas L. Colter, Esquire 520 SW Federal Highway Stuart, Florida 34994 on or before May 28, 2012 and le the original with the clerk of this Court at: Okeechobee County Courthouse, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.Dated: April 20, 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda Young Deputy Clerk 415839 ON 5/9,16,23,30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.:472009CA000749 CIVIL DIVISION SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, v. BEN C. SIMS, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 12, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 472012CA000749 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK is the Plaintiff and BEN C. SIMS, et al are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, via sale at The Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00a.m. on the 27th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 6, SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 61, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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, A DA 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 y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 13th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Michael J. Posner, Esq. Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, P.I. 4420 Beacon Circle, Suite 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (561) 594-1452 415373 ON 5/23,30/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000250 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORP. CSMC TRUST 2006CF3, CS MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-CF3, Plaintiff, v.GLORIA KAY PAYNE; 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. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 10, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2011-CA-000250 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 20th day of June, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 2, BLOCK 41, OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, 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 le a claim within 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 Phone: (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, Florida this 11th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 415321 ON 5/16,23/2012 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472009CA000364CAXXXX FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff(S), VS. WILLIAM F. WHITE; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on June 30, 2010 in Civil Case No. 472009CA000364CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB is the Plaintiff, and, WILLIAM F. WHITE; DOROTHY C. WHITE ; AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants. The clerk of the court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd oor at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 AM on June 20, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 205, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 57, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH MOBILE HOME ATTACHED THERETO. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on April 16, 2012. IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: CASE NO.: 2008-CC-241 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. NADINE HILAIRE and GUESCLIN PINCHINAT, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 13, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 AM on June 20, 2012, the following property: The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 1, Section 15, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres) (aka Lot E). ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: April 13, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 415372 ON 5/16,23/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009CA000485 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, PHENEX DESAUGUSTE et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 10, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2009CA000485 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and PHENEX DESAUGUSTE; JEAN PAUL GUILLES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEAN PAUL GUILLES IF ANY N/K/A BERLIDE JEAN-GUILLES; WILSON ALDAJUSTE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILSON ALDAJUSTE IF ANY N/K/A FREDERICA ALDAJUSTE; FRITZ EMMANUEL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRITZ EMMANUEL IF ANY; JEAN W. SAINT SIMON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEAN W. SAINT SIMON IF ANY; 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 20th day of June 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 20, PINE ISLAND, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 52 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 11600 NE 101ST ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 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. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on April 11, 2012. LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JUNE 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. 1987 FISHER BOAT VIN #FMC85424D787 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 guarantee’s. 418082 ON 5/23/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2008 CA 408 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, VS. CABE L. STEELE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CABE L. STEELE; DANA R STEELE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANA R. STEELE; 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); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, dated June 2, 2009, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 8, BLOCK 3, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on June 27th, 2012. 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 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 24th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita al g una ada p taciOn p ara p oder Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News May 23, 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd. Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 IMPORTANT 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. 415328 ON 5/16,23/2012 Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10110632 COUNTRY-Conv--Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 415331 ON 5/16,23/2012 participar de este procedimiento o event(); usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en torte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditivaO de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se you moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka pa sipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News For most volleyball programs a record of (13-1) would be reason to really celebrate but for Yearling it is success that is expected. Long time coach Bruce Conrad maintains a passion for coaching the young ladies and said they return the favor and make it very enjoyable for him. “It is always sad to say goodbye to the eighth graders. I had one girl start to cry and it almost had me crying,” he explained. Conrad said while the corps of her team w as eighth graders this year there was also a lot of talent among the younger girls. He said Y earling will continue to eld a strong team next season. “I was really pleased with the young girls. They didn’t get to display their talents this y ear but we’ll be strong again next year,” he explained. Yearling’s only loss came against arch-riv al Brighton. The team rebounded to avenge the loss when Brighton visited their gym. Conrad said that showed the girl’s character and will to win. “I was proud of them because they realized they didn’t play well in the rst match. W e kind of hammered them here. The girls came out and were determined to show how they could play,” he added. The Most Valuable Player award was shared by Cheyenne Nunez and Jacie Harvey. Nunez handled things at the net and Harvey handled the opponent’s serves. Harvey said it felt great to know she was recognized for her performance this year, “I think our team put a lot of work into it this year. I’m excited. I’m sad because it’s my last year at Yearling but I’m excited about high school.” Jacie said she intends to continue to play volleyball in high school. She expects the competition to be tough but she plans to hone her skills with Big Lake Juniors volleyball through June. “It felt great to win all those matches. The team got along very well. I couldn’t be blessed with a better team,” she concluded. Nunez said she was honored to share the award with Harvey because without a setter, a volleyball team will struggle. She said Harvey put all of the team’s success in motion. “It’s not just one person that should be MVP. I’m glad I shared the award with Jacie because in volleyball you have to have a setter,” she explained. “We didn’t go undefeated which is okay. You win some and you lose some but it was a good season and I’m glad my eighth grade year ended up like this,” she noted. The Defensive MVP went to Baylee Farless. She also won the Female Athlete of the Year Award at Yearling. Farless said she was really thrilled to end her career at Yearling with these awards, “It feels good to know I got the award. I wouldn’t have picked another team to play with. I’m glad I got to share moments with these girls this year.” Farless said winning 13 or 14 matches per year was hard work. Her team lost just one match in three years. “We did put a lot of effort in and the outcome was very good,” she added. Conrad said he thinks Yearling volleyball is still in good shape and has several talented girls ready to shine next year. He gave Jenna Thomas the Yearling Award and Rachel Bryan the Ace Award. “I don’t care how great a team you have no team stays undefeated for ever. Let’s just say we’ve started a new string at Yearling,” he added. 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 Nature’s 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!! 20 Okeechobee News May 23, 2012 Y earling volleyball team honored at awards banquet Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(Left to right) Coach Bruce Conrad, Jacie Harvey, Cheyenne Nunez and Asst. Coach Kelly Ann Campbell. Harvey and Nunez shared the MVP award for volleyball. Baylee Farless won the Most Improved Award for Yearling volleyball. Also in the photo is coach Bruce Conrad. Rachel Bryan won the Ace Award for Yearling volleyball from coach Bruce Conrad. Jenna Thomas won the Yearling award for volleyball this past season. coach Bruce Conrad presented her the award at an awards banquet last Friday after school.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Cheyenne Nunez won the Most Valuable Player Award and Ashianna Brown took home the Yearling Award at the Lady Bulls annual Awards banquet held Friday at Yearling Middle School. The young Lady Bulls struggled in the rst half of the season but rebounded down the stretch to win some key games against arch rival Osceola and Brighton. Coach Tammy Wright handed out the defensive MVP to Megan Hargraves and Baylee Farless, and the Most Improved Award to Raylee Coleman. She explained it was tough to decide who should receive each award because all of the girls deserved some accolades for their work this year. "Something clicked midway through the season for us. They nally began to understand the concept of basketball and the game itself," she explained. Coach Wright said that should get the team off on the right foot next year as she loses only a few girls to the high school and ninth grade. "We have a lot of players return and we hope to get off to a much better start next year," she added. Nunez led the team in most categories including points per game, rebounds, steals and assists. She was one of the better players in the area last year. Cheyenne got off to a slow start last winter because she tried to do too much and tried to be a defensive stopper as well as a dynamic offensive scorer. "We switched up some things and saved her for the offensive side. Afterward she didn't get into foul trouble anymore," Wright said. Nunez said she was very honored to win the MVP award because she tried her best this year. She called her eighth grade year close to perfect. "It was kind of dif cult to work with inexperienced players. I took them under my wing and taught them what I knew," she said. Nunez said the girls began to catch on and really played well in January. She said the team got very close and enjoyed playing with each other. Nunez plans to play volleyball and basketball and perhaps a spring sport when she attends the freshman campus next year. Farless was one of the girls that really made great strides this year. She hadn't played much basketball at all but her large frame and athleticism really helped the Bulls underneath the basket. She also played very strong defense. "At rst it was hard to pick up what to do but I got the hang of it. It turned out to be a good year," she added. Farless excelled in the classroom with all As and Bs on her report card this year. She said she looks forward to high school and new experiences. "It is sad to know that I'm leaving but I know I can do better things in high school and hopefully go on to college," she said. Coach Wright said she thinks the Lad y Bulls can have a winning record next year and really build a strong program. "I absolutely see success here. I hope the girls can become leaders. They know no w what the game is about and I think we can get off to a really strong start next year," she added. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 21 Okeechobee News May 23, 2012 Y earling girls basketball team honored at banquet Raylee Coleman won the Most Improve Player award for Yearling girls basketball. She received the award from head coach Tammy Wright (right) and assistant coach Tara Morris last Friday. Megan Hargraves won the Best Defensive Player award for girls basketball. Also in the photo are assistant coach Tara Morris and head coach Tammy Wright. Ashianna Brown was the recipient of the girls basketball Yearling Award at Yearling Middle School Friday. Also in the photo is head coach Tammy Wright (right) and assistant coach Tara Morris (left). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBaylee Farless won the Best Defensive Player award for girls basketball. Also in the photo are assistant coach Tara Morris and head coach Tammy Wright.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Andrew Wine rushed for 51 yards and a touchdown as a team of Yearling and Pemayetv Emahakv students defeated Osceola Middle School, 14-0, in the Inaugural Spring Challenge football game Friday night at Brahman Stadium. The game was delayed over 90 minutes due to a thunder storm but even Mother Nature couldn’t prevent the Okeechobee students from putting on an excellent effort in front of a large crowd at Okeechobee High School. Yearling showcased a powerful run game w ith 119 total yards and a stingy defense w hich held Osceola to only 19 yards rushing in the game. Yearling linebacker Jayce Smith was named player of the game for his team. He led the team with tackles and assists. “I think w e did pretty well as a team on defense. It w as a lot of fun, I liked going out there and I tried my best to get to the tackles.” Smith, Justin Murphy, Arthur Woodruff and others had a strong game for the Yearling defense. Woodruff had four tackles and a tackle for loss. Chris Lutjen had an interception and Andrew Wine had a QB sack. The Yearling offense pounded the ball and had two nice drives on the night. Wine broke loose for a 20-yard touchdown run in the rst half and Cameron Morris capped an 80-yard drive in the fourth quarter with a sixyard touchdown run. Coach Daron Washington said Yearling had four or ve kids who could play running back and had a lot of talent on offense, “They are smart kids who listen and did the things we asked them to do.” For Osceola, Terrence Boswell had two interceptions but one was called back by a penalty. He said the Warriors also played well as a team on defense, “We did lose but my team did pretty well. I made a couple of good runs and we did a pretty good job.” Travis Shockley led the defense with seven tackles. He added two receptions on offense for 22 yards. Alex Garcia had three tackles and a sack and LaShawn Mosley and Robby Hays had tackles for loss. QB Jacob Emmick threw for 77 yards and Boswell rushed for 14 yards. Chris Epps grabbed a 45-yard pass. Osceola drove to the Yearling six-yard line in the nal minutes but couldn’t score. Coach Washington said Osceola did some good things on offense and also had a number of very talented kids. He said he implemented an atmosphere of competition and wanted the kids to have a positive attitude this year. “I’m anxious for the fall so we can put them all together. I think we’ll be really competitive in the Treasure Coast area this year,” he said. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 TOTAL SAVINGS ON YOUR LENNOX HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM. $3,300 It all adds up. CAC014022 Offers expire 6/15/2012. *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. IN FP&L REBATES** IN R $1,175 $ UP TO+ EWC DISCOUNT** E D $750 UP TO+ $1,375RECEIVE UP TO NF F P P& &L I REBATE*on a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort SystemEmory Walker Co., Inc. (863) 763-6742Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox DealerAsk About Our $75 Spring Tune-Up Special(Regularly $95!) 22 Okeechobee News May 23, 2012 Y earling bests Osceola in spring football contest Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyYearling QB Cory Surls looks down eld as LaShawn Mosley provides pressure during Friday's contest at OHS. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDarian Kessler and Arthur Woodruff wrap up Osceola running back Terrence Boswell during the second half of Friday's game at OHS. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyRobby Hays of Osceola runs for a short gain as Arthur Woodruff (right) gives chase during Friday's contest at Brahman stadium.

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The veteran Brahman quarterback will approach school records for games started at quarterback this year as he has started for three years as the Brahman signal caller, minus a few games last year he missed when he badly cut his hand. Radebaugh has been busy in the off season devoted to football. He’s attended numerous QB camps, and improved his speed, re exes and strength. His goal this spring is to improve his knowledge of the I-formation pro-offense being implemented by new Coach Chris Branham. So far Radebaugh said the transition has gone well. “Spring practice has gone pretty well. We are building good chemistry with the team and we’ve gotten a lot of reps,” he said. Coach Branham is slowly implementing a new system and keeping it simple at rst. This way his QB’s will get a grasp of the play book quicker and they have more time to re ne the plays. Radebaugh said he doesn’t see a huge difference between this year’s and last year’s offense. “He’s keeping it simple so we can all gure it out. It doesn’t seem that tough,” he added. Radebaugh is also mentoring incoming sophomore Brandon Shockley and incoming Junior Eddie Neal, who also are on the depth chart at QB. Radebaugh said competition is good because it’ll make him better and make his competition better. D.J. Washington is being worked as the team’s starting tailback and his days at QB are likely over. Coaches expect Washington to be one of the better backs in the area this year. Chemistry with linemen and receivers top the list of Redbugs goals this spring. He continues to work hard and wants to learn the entire playbook and soak in all the information. “I think we have a lot of old talent in players that have been here for a couple years and its de nitely helping,” he added. In practice Radebaugh is getting a crash course on basics from another QB in Branham who entered his second tenure as Brahman Coach this winter. Branham attended West Virginia State and is using his knowledge of having played the position to help his young signal callers. Radebaugh said he will not take the starting job for granted and he wants to take advantage of all the opportunities he’s given this year. “I like the pro offense because it’s more comfortable for me to be stationary in the pocket. I feel I’ve gotten a lot better throwing the deep ball and putting touch on the ball,” he explained. He also has taken to the role of mentor to the younger players and has an interesting philosophy on that, “You never learn anything until you teach it.” Radebaugh transitions to new offense system Because Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off summer activities, is right around the corner, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds all boaters in Florida to rededicate themselves to boating safely. “Florida is a great place to enjoy boating year-round,” said Col. Jim Brown, director of the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. “That weekend marks the unof cial beginning of summer and means even more people will be out on the water. National Safe Boating Week (May 19-25) also presents an opportunity to emphasize the importance of remaining safe while boating.” Memorial Day weekend is May 26-28. The safe-boating effort is timely, as 10 people have already lost their lives this year due to boating accidents. “We want to reach out to as many boaters as we can to help them understand that most boating accidents are preventable,” Brown said. “FWC of cers are committed to keeping people as safe as possible, but we need your help.” The FWC reminds boaters to enjoy their time on the water by remembering a few safety precautions, such as remaining alert while operating a boat, wearing a life jacket at all times and designating a sober boat operator. FWC reminds boaters to boat smart, safely Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCoach Chris Branham (not in photo) gives some pointers to OHS QB Jack Radebaugh.

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