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Publication Date: 06-13-2012
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 71 11.82 feetLast Year: 9.67 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Angler dies in lightning strike ... Page 13 FWC investigates motorcycle fatality ... Page 5 Martin County deputy faces charges ... Page 7 4H Horse camp starts next week ... Page 3 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyThe top academic students in the class of 2012 state the Pledge of Allegiance during the OHS graduation exercises Monday night. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News There were 316 new graduates from Okeechobee High School added to the school’s history when the Class of 2012 celebrated their graduation exercise Monday night at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center in front of a crowd of over 2,000 people. The nearly three-hour program included music from the Okeechobee High School Band, the national anthem from Ashley Hassan, a duet from Andrea Estrada and Erika Klingler to the Taylor Swift song, “Long Live,” and a solo from Lauren Fusco to the Demi Lovato song “So Far, So Great.” Family and friends were enthusiastic as the seniors took their nal march as OHS students. OHS Principal Toni Wiersma read the many accomplishments of this class which had a record number of collegeready students. There were 146 students that accepted some kind of scholarship this year with over $700,000 coming from the Okeechobee community. Valedictorian Emily Raulerson said goodbye to her classmates and wished them well in her valedictory address. She admitted saying goodbye was a large and daunting task. “Remember bad can bring out the good like light can bring out the dark. Keep your failures in perspective, grow, and try again with a better approach,” she said. She urged her classmates to see the best side of things and learn to make tough decisions, “We cannot let life pass us by as we are high school graduates. It is time for action. We can’t wait for our life to begin, it is time for action.” Graduation draws huge crowd By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The ribbon was cut Tuesday, June 12, on an Okeechobee facility that could be a major factor in developing alternate fuel sources. LS9, a technology leader in the development of renewable and sustainable products, now has operations in Okeechobee. LS9 uses food stocks such as various sugar sources including cane syrup to produce various fuels and chemicals. The Okeechobee facility is the link between the LS9 laboratory in San Francisco and commercial production. Products developed in test Facility to help develop alternate fuel sources Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaTaking part in the ceremony were left to right, Greg Rood, vice president of operations for LS9, State Representative Steven Perman, Ed Dineen, president and CEO of LS9, Louis Laubscher, senior vice president, Enterprise Florida and president, Florida Opportunity Fund, and Jennifer Dunham, Florida Opportunity Fund. Valedictorian Emily Raulerson See GRADUATES — Page 5 Burn ban lifted ... Page 3See LS9 — Page 5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee 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 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. 2 Okeechobee News June 13, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMStudents of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of June 8: Mark Perkins, Esperanza Macedo, Jennifer Loredo, Uriel Juarez, Anthony Jimenez, Darvin Juarez-Jeronimo, Luiz Reynoso, Adriana Santibanez, Maria Jaimes, Karina Maldonado, Leslie Martinez, Garrett How, Pedro Lopez, Angel Nettles, Patricia Leon, Iris Celestino, Maria Vasquez, Janelly Gomez, Clemente Baltazar, Jonathan Burns and Grady Villarreal. Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 98. Light southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Light west southwest wind. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.Extended ForecastThursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Light east wind. Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Northeast wind between 5 and 7 mph. Friday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. East northeast wind around 6 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Pet Rescue needs volunteersOkeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue needs volunteers to help with their booth at Okeechobee’s National Day of the American Cowboy at the Agri-Civic Center on Friday, July 27 and Saturday July 28. Table setup will be Friday 3 p.m. Serving starts at 4:30-9 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday table setup is 1:30 p.m. and serving starts from 3 until 11 p.m. If you want to donate a food, drink or dessert item to sell along with the barbecue, please let Belinda know. They also need to borrow coolers for ice. Please call 863-357-1104 for any more information or stop in the shelter on Hwy 98 next to the Livestock Market. Local business women to meetThe monthly meeting of the Okeechobee Business Women’s Referral Network will be at The Lodge at the Lake, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue on Friday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is not a club, there are no dues, no roll is taken. We simply want to give all women an opportunity to network with others in the community to pick up ideas, meet new people and be encouraged by such association. Each lady is asked to bring a friend and a small gift for the gift exchange.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Customer Appreciation Day June 21st • 9am to 3 pm Hot dogs, drinks 20# Grill Bottle Cust. Filled FREE Special Winter Lockin Price Special Summer ll prices Special New Customer FillsRidge Propane Fuel 293 West Lake Isis Ave., Avon Park, Florida 453-3959 or toll free 1-877-528-2510 HD5 Propane • No Delivery Fees Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. 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Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com1120 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL34974 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 3 Okeechobee News June 13, 2012 Okeechobee youth will have an opportunity to learn all about horses this summer. The University of Florida/IFAS Okeechobee County 4-H Program, in conjunction with the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center and the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee County, will be offering the Sixth Annual “Just Horsing Around” Horse Day Camp. The camp includes three different weeks of funpacked learning. Hurry in to the Okeechobee Extension Of ce to register. Camp is lling up fast! The rst week of camp will be held from J une 18-22. This will be the Horsemanship and Show week. Campers will learn all they need to know to take care of a horse as w ell as receive expert riding instruction by renowned trainer, Stephany Fish. This week w ill give youth the horsemanship and riding skills they need to carry into their event of choice as well as teach riders more about showing horses and how to prepare for a horse show. This week of camp is great for beginners just starting off or advanced riders w ho want to polish their skills. This is a great “kick-off” week for campers who want to attend the second and third weeks of camps. Our rst week often includes visits from equine professionals such as veterinarians, farriers, nutritionists, trainers and more. Our daily riding instruction will be useful to all riders, beginner to advanced. We will conclude the week by holding a “Horse Show” for everyone to show off their newly acquired skills. The second week of horse camp, July 1620, will be the Horse Sports Camp. Youth that attend the second week will be exposed to different equine disciplines, such as Western Dressage, Equitation and Extreme Trail Challenge. Campers will learn the basic rules of each event as well as the special equipment each discipline requires. Professionals will rst demonstrate, then assist campers as they try their hand at each event. They will also learn what it takes to train a horse for each sport, the nutritional and physical requirements of the horse, and basic care for the performance horse. Campers will also be able to ask the professionals questions about their speci c sport. This year’s professional trainers and riders include Andy Moorman (AQHA Horsewomen of the Year, 1998), Stephany Fish (Grand Prix Dressage Trainer), John Jacob (Reining/Cow Horse Trainer, Jacob Livestock, Okeechobee) and Cindy Reddish (Reddish Quarter Horses, Palm City). The purpose of this week of camp is to expose young equestrians to different disciplines that they might not normally participate in. This is a good way to help the young riders nd a sport they might be very interested in. This camp provides a chance to try a little something different every day. This year we will take a trip to Palm City for a clinic on the Extreme Trail course! After teaching the campers everything we can, campers will have a chance to show us what they learned at our fun day on Friday. The third week of horse camp, July 30August 3, will be the Rodeo Camp. Campers who attend this week will learn about barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway and calf roping. Campers will not only learn to do these events, but they will learn the competition rules, how to choose a performance prospect, equipment, training and conditioning of the horse, nutrition and care of the performance horse and much more. Everyone will have an opportunity to try everything; barrel racers will get to rope and ropers will get to barrel race! Campers will learn different exercises to prepare their horse for competition and how to handle warm-up and planning while at the competition. On the last day of camp, we will have a “rodeo” for the campers to show off what they learned all week. Youth are welcome to attend one, two or three weeks of horse camp. Cost of camp is $125 per week plus $20 for wood shavings for the horse’s stall. Campers must provide their own horses. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce at 458 Hwy. 98 North for registration forms. Youth must be eight years old as of September 1, 2011 to participate. For more information, please call 863-763-6469. 4-H Horse Camp starts next week The Okeechobee County Interim Public Safety Director, David McCain announced J une 8 that the county-wide burn ban which has been in effect since April 13 has been lifted. The burn ban was imposed due to the dry conditions within Okeechobee County along with the City of Okeechobee. Recent rainfall totals have eased the dry conditions but Director McCain also urged residents to be cautious with any open res. “Drought conditions statewide have improved but the according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture rainfall totals are still below normal. It is important that all residents and visitors remain diligent when it comes to outdoor burning.” For more information, contact Okeechobee County Fire Rescue at 863-763-5544 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Okeechobee County burn ban lifted Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue plans eventsOkeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue will have a pet adoption event on June 16 at the Tractor Supply Store in Okeechobee from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will also offer affordable spay/neuter vouchers for sale. On June 17 Pet/Rescue will offer a class for dogs with misbehaving issues. This is not a regular dog obedience class. The class will be instructed by Tibor Fiegel, dog behaviorist and head trainer of ZEN K 9. Cost is $25 for a two-hour class. Please reserve your seat early; limited seats are available. All kennel volunteers may participate with a shelter dog at no charge. Tibor will work with each individual owner and dog one on one. Start time Sunday 1 p.m. June 17, at the Humane Society Pet Rescue yard located next store to the Livestock Market. Bring your leashed dog with you. Please leave small children at home.

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Okee-Tantie Has Okeechobee County lost its mind? W e are northerners who come to Okeechob ee for the winter months. We have been doing that for about 20 years. If you think that northerners are going to come, pay $70,000 for a lot for their RV, x it up and only be allowed to use it for six months and then the “owners” of the lease agreement can rent it out for the months when you are not there, from my neck of the woods we would call t hat STUPID. We are business people and c annot believe someone would fall for that. If the proposed developer has developed 30 RV Resorts with over 12,000 RV sites over t he past 30 years with that scheme, then t here are some really gullible people in this w orld. In addition, usually what you nd in Okeechobee who are sherpersons. They do not want the big lodges, libraries, spa fac ilities, and all the other amenities on that s cale. The problem, Okeechobee does not have the West Palm or Miami atmosphere t o get the upper echelon there. We, my wife and I, are semi-retired business people who are comfortable but not lthy rich. I will take y our $70,000 let you use it for 6 months then I will use it the next 6 months as I wish to make money. You, however, who has the $70,000 invested cannot make money on y our own investment. Something is not quite right! Be sure the developer furnishes you about a $50 million payment/performance b ond. You are probably going to need it to x, nish or manage this project. I am from Missouri—the ‘Show Me’ state. V oter ID Many things require a valid ID: driving, b oarding an airplane, visiting a doctor, applying for a job, bank transactions, applying for store credit, signing up for school, purc hasing a car, donating blood, buying a gun, w riting a check, buying tickets to an amusement park, checking a book out of a library, renting a video and buying cigarettes. Asking s omeone for their ID to vote is not discrimination.Humane Society The Humane Society Pet Rescue Fl is located on U.S. 98 N. next to the Livestock Market. We have many open positions for volunteer help. We do not have any paid staff, but we save many animals from death every year. If you are 16 or older and have a little extra time to spare, please lend us a hand. Drop by, see who we are and what we do, then signup for the hours you are available to help us.  This is a great place for high school students who need some volunteer hours. It also looks good on your resume.Lightning strike How sad for the angler to lose his life on Lake Okeechobee in a lightning strike. But I don’t think anyone could have predicted that. It just shows that you never know how much more time you have in this world.  It is so sad that the tournament sherman was killed by a lightning strike. And since the man was from Florida, he should have known the danger of the lightning strikes, since Florida has more lightning strikes than any other state in the U.S. Water management Do we see a trend here? Another name linked with Florida politics gets millions in tax dollars in a sweet land deal with the South Florida Water Management District. In the Sunday Palm Beach Post article, we learn that the Putnam family raked in $25 million for a piece of property that had been appraised for $5 million just two years earlier. Sound familiar? Maybe the time the prominent Okeechobee landowner got $9 million from SFWMD for a piece of property he bought from the county for $150,000. Or the of cial who let his daughter take the blame for the cows grazing on SFWMD land without a lease. The sad thing is that it was tax money that SFWMD was throwing around ... that is money that we taxpayers can ill afford to lose. I think Governor Scott should clean house at water management. The entire administration needs to go because they should have been on top of this and not let our tax dollars be wasted in this way.Thoughts to ponder Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you. Chamber thanksOn June 7, the “New” Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County held a grand opening of the building to the public. The Board of Directors was extremely humbled by the turnout given the weather conditions. Over 100 people attended the grand opening and were treated to refreshments and fellowship by the Board. Many people were instrumental in bringing the new Chamber to life and the Board of Directors would like to thank them. We will start with the diligence of Congressman Rooney, City Manager, Brian Whitehall and the City Council for their work in securing the building from the IRS. Once the building was secured, Luviano Roo ng donated its time to repair the roof, Waste Management provided a dumpster for trash removal, the Alarm Company repaired the security system and installed the telephone system, Tree Locators installed the landscaping, JoJo’s Cleaning Service donated their cleaning services for the Grand Opening and Custom Graphics and Signs donated the Grand Opening banner. We would also like to thank Charlie at Golden Corral for supplying the refreshments. Additionally, we would like to thank Maureen Burroughs and Kevin Foster for their time spent on the initial cleaning of the building. Without all of these people taking time to assist us, the opening of the Chamber would not have been a success. Last, but not forgotten is our membership. The Board of Directors would like to thank each of the members for their contribution in launching the new Chamber. The faith our membership has in the Board of Directors is greatly appreciated. Our community requires the Chamber to be a respected and valued asset within the business community. We intend on accomplishing this by informing, educating, supporting, and growing the Okeechobee business community for future generations. The Chamber will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or you may call 863-467-6246 for information. Terry Burroughs, Vice President Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee CountyThe rain, the spider and meThe rain has been a welcome sight and comfort at this time of year. I love to hear it on my porch’s tin roof and it is a comforting sound at night to fall asleep with. The only problem with all the rain is all the bugs decide to come indoors. Now normally they don’t stay long because we spray every three months, inside and out. Sunday morning I went to my closet to ge t my clothes for church. I opened the door and was promptly greeted by a (to my eyes) HUGE wolf spider dangling from the ceiling. I quickl y grabbed the spray from the kitchen and proceeded to spray him/(her?) only to have him / (her?) drop on my clothes. As I am spraying I am doing the “ants-in-your-pants dance” and screaming for it to go away. I don’t know if i t jumped to commit suicide trying to get awa y from me or if I actually scared it to death, eithe r way it disappeared! Now I’m really having a t because it fell in my clothes, so as a precaution I sprayed m y clothes. Needless to say my perfume of the da y was eau-de-raid. Actually I ran them through the dryer with a dryer sheet before I put them on, just to be sure I didn’t have any compan y in them. Ironically, I had a stuffed musical bab y toy frog that I wanted to give away and as I picked it up I inadvertently hit the play button and guess what it played? That’s right, “Th e Eensy-Weensy Spider.” Church went well, no one commented on my perfume, and I went home feeling ver y blessed. Forgetting about the spider, I opened my closet door to hang my clothes back up and it fell at my feet! It was almost alive, struggling to get to it’s feet, all eight of them, and I very carefully stomped on it, making sure it was good and dead. After shaking off the willies, I told my husband he would get lunch after I took a ho t shower to get the creepy feeling off me. I carefully inspected the shower to be sure there wer e no uninvited guests before I got in. I turned on the water and was standing there letting it pou r over me (soooo relaxing) when I felt something crawl up my leg. I looked down to see a HUGE Palmetto bug! I don’t move very fast, but I be t I broke the world’s record for getting out of th e shower. I don’t know if it was slow from the ho t water or me slamming it against the wall, eithe r way I was able to capture it in a wash rag and gently ush it down the commode. As I write this I wonder what God mus t think of me killing His little creations. I feel H e put a fear of these creatures in women so w e wouldn’t befriend them, like Eve did with th e snake, which by the way, I don’t like either. So i f there are any entomologists out there that thin k I should be kinder to these creatures, please feel free to come to my house and remove them. We do animal rescue all the time, but unfortunately we do not rescue spiders, bugs o r snakes. I know Jesus loves me and forgives m e for taking their little lives. I pray they are in a fa r better place than my house. Jesus loves you and so do I, Cheryl Gawda June 13, 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. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News June 13, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The investigation into a motorcyclist’s death after striking a deer during the early morning hours of June 6 is continuing, said a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) spokesman. FHP Public Information Of cer Lieutenant Greg Bueno said Tuesday, June 12, that investigators have not received a medical examiner’s report as to the cause of death of Alberto Castro, 27, of a Fort Lauderdale address. Around 4:57 a.m. on June 6 Mr. Castro struck a deer while riding his 2004 Honda motorcycle. The accident occurred shortly after Mr. Castro crossed the bridge over the Indian Prairie Canal in Glades County— approximately 7 miles south of Buckhead Ridge. The accident and subsequent investigation is being done by FHP’s Troop F in Fort Myers. An accident report by FHP homicide investigator Trooper Corporal Jeff Rongish stated that Mr. Castro was thrown from his motorcycle into the northbound lane of the two-lane highway. Cpl. Rongish went on to state that a dark-colored pickup truck was seen traveling north on the highway and apparently striking Mr. Castro. That truck, continued the report, was supposedly seen driving away from the accident scene. The driver of the truck then turned around and returned to the scene where it stopped, then ed to the north, added Cpl. Rongish’s report. FHP has since found a truck that matched the description given investigators, said Lt. Bueno, and investigators are trying to determine if the truck was involved or just at the scene. The name of that driver has not been released. “We’re not releasing the name because he may only be a witness at this point,” said Lt. Bueno in a phone interview Tuesda y morning from his Fort Myers of ce. “There’s a chance it (the truck) did not strike anything.” A third motorist—Calvin Grinslade, 60, o f Okeechobee—was also southbound on S.R. 78 and struck the motorcycle that was lying on the highway with the front of his 2005 Toyota Tundra pickup. According to the FHP report, the motorcycle had passed Mr. Grinslade before reaching the Indian Prairie Canal bridge. While Mr. Grinslade was not injured, his truck suffered an estimated $2,000 in damages. FHP’s probe into motorcycle fatality continues She reminded her classmates that it doesn’t matter if your dreams come true if you spent your life sleeping and she urged them to take advantage of their opportunities ahead. Salutatorian Kayla Harrison read a poem to her classmates about their experiences in high school and the opportunities ahead. Class Vice President Taylor Fulford thanked her parents and family for their support and encouragement and congratulated her classmates for reaching this plateau in their life. “We worked together and accomplished great things. Don’t be afraid to do something with your life,” she said. Miss Fulford urged the class to cherish the memories they have made and to loo k forward to the challenges ahead, “We too k over OHS together and after tonight we will take on the world. The world isn’t ending in 2012 we’re just taking over.” After the graduation an all night graduation party was held at the local bowling alle y thanks to the generous donations of local residents, businesses, and service clubs. GRADUATESContinued From Page 1 tubes in the laboratory are produced in small test quantities at the Okeechobee facility before being commercially mass produced at another facility. Currently the facility will be used to produce a cleaner burning biodiesel fuel. Ed Dineen, president and CEO of LS9, said his company will also be working on chemicals that will be used by Proctor and Gamble. He added that LS9 was close to announcing another partnership. “This is an exciting time for us,” said Mr. Dineen. “We think we can bring solutions to effectively supplant petroleum products. The primary purpose is to show what we have done in a beaker can be done on a larger scale. Production is the next step.” He said LS9 can also produce sample products for other companies. “We use a wide variety of foodstocks,” he added. “We believe we are bringing something revolutionary to the area,” “The Okeechobee community has gone above and beyond to welcome us here,” Mr. Dineen said. Louis Laubscher, senior vice president of Enterprise Florida and president of Florida Opportunity Fund, also spoke. Florida Opportunity Fund recently committed $4.5 million to LS9 to help retro t their plant. Mr. Laubscher listed several reasons why LS9 was a good investment. “A good investment makes jobs for Floridians,” was the rst reason. The second was that the LS9 facility uses multiple foodstocks to produce multiple products. Another reason he gave was that LS9 has great management. “We are grateful they have chosen Florida.” he said. “It is a great pleasure to welcome LS9 to the area,” said State Representative Steven Perman. “Ladies and gentlemen, this is a win, win, win. Like the state of Florida, LS9 is open for business.” Visitors were taken on a tour of the plant. There is a sophisticated computer system that operates and controls all the processes of the facility. It can open and close valves and change temperatures and pressures throughout the facility. The heart of the facility is a 35,000 gallon fermentation tank which is the size of a large residential swimming pool. There is also a steam system used for sterilizing equipment and pipes as well as a chiller system. After spending three days in the fermentation tank, water and other unwanted components are removed from the fermentation broth. Then it goes through lters to a holding tank. The nished product is separated out of the mixture with a centrifuge. The facility should be in full operation later this summer. There are about 12 employees now with the potential of 50 or 60.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. LS9Continued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaOf cials of LS9 as well as state and local government leaders and local business leaders were on hand for the June 12 ribbon cutting ceremony for the Okeechobee facility which will use foodstocks to produce fuel and other chemicals. Cavel Campbell ashes a smile during the OHS graduation Monday night. Class Vice President Taylor Fulford gave the opening address at the OHS graduation Monday.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Janetta ‘Jan’ H. Crabill, 93OKEECHOBEE — Janetta ‘Jan’ H. Crabill, died at The Lynmoore in Ft. Pierce, Fla., on Monday, June 11, 2012. Jan was born Aug. 3, 1918, in Allen County, Ind., a daughter of Ira Edward and Iva Mae (Leland) Bowsman. Her formative years were spent in Whitley County. On Jan. 8, 1953, she united in marriage to Oscar L. Crabill. They made their home in Columbia City until moving to Florida in 1954. From 1980 until 1995 they spent their summers in Columbia City. Mr. Crabill died Aug. 22, 1986. She assisted her husband with the operations of their furniture store until 1954 when she then served as secretary-assistant of their building contractor and developer business until 1966. Her memberships included the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, Columbia City Order of the Eastern Star #65, Mitzvah Shrine Widows Club in Fort Wayne, former president of Pi Theta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi for eight years and recording secretary for 26 years. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Earl, Howard, Francis and Ernest Bowsman; and six sisters, Gladys Ruby, Cleo Gaar, Florence Bercot, Faye Irene Burcham, Evelyn Wertz and Helen Bowsman. Surviving relatives include her daughter, Vietta McClain of Okeechobee; step-daughter, Jackie Carter of Harding, Ga. and Lake Worth; one step-granddaughter, Kathy Jo Bradley of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held Friday, June 15, 2012, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home from noon until service time of 1 p.m. Burial will take place in Greenhill Cemetery in Columbia City, Indiana. In lieu of owers, the family suggests contributions be made in Jan’s memory to First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 401 S.W. 4th St., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Local arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and PaulBuxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Juan Posada, 82VALDOSTA, GA — Juan Posada, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at South Georgia Medical center following a lengthy illness. He was born on Aug. 13, 1929 in Weslaco, Texas, a son of the late Mauro and Julia Lopez Posada. Mr. Posada was a member of Azalea City Church of God and a Cattleman for Okeechobee Livestock Market, serving as a Foreman for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Delia Limon Posada, Valdosta; son and daughter-inlaw, Juan (Greta) Posada, Jr., Tampa, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Mary (Bob) Raymond, Titusville, Fla.; daughters, Patti Morris, Valdosta; Jo-Ann Barron, N.J.; and son, Paul Posada. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Josh Posada, Cory Posada, Steven Raymond, Christopher (Caroline) Worth, Justin Worth, Angela & Tony Quiroz, P.J. Thomas, John Torres; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Services for Mr. Posada will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home, with Reverend Raymond Gabbard of ciating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane Funeral Home.Lillie Mounts, 94OKEECHOBEE — Lillie Mounts, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Hamrick Home. Lillie had resided in Okeechobee since 1974 and was a member of Okeechobee Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, Boyd E. Mounts; nieces, Linda (Frank) Pearce, Florence (Hugh) Williams; great-nieces, Wendy (Adam) Crum, Lori (Leroy) Boyett, Rosa (Nick) Burkett; greatnephew, Matt Williams; three great-great-nieces and two great-great-nephews, all of Okeechobee. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012, from 4 p.m. until service time of 6 p.m. Burial will take place in Mounts Cemetery, Delbarton, West Virginia. If lieu of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Lillie’s memory to Hospice o f Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Michael H. Willis, 67OKEECHOBEE — Michael H. Willis, died at home on Monday, June 11, 2012. Michael was a resident of Okeechobee for the past 60 years. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Robyne Willis of Okeechobee; sons, Michael and Matthew Willis, both of Lakeland, Fla., Allen Priester of Orlando, Fla.; daughters, Stacey (Bill) Willis Sumner of Lakeland, Fla., Giacchina Willis of Detroit, Mich., Cheryle Wysocki of Melbourne, Fla.; ten grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; sisters, Sandra (Vern) Bechtel o f Tionesta, Pa., Debra Miller of Okeechobee; and a host of nieces and nephews. There will be no services at this time. If friends desire, donations may be made in Michael’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Wonder Johns, 78OKEECHOBEE — Wonder Johns, of the Seminole Brighton Reservation, Okeechobee, died quietly and peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 10, 2012. He was a resident of Brighton for 38 years. For 10 years in Hollywood, he served as pastor at the First Seminole Indian Baptist Church. After moving to Brighton, he served as pastor at the First Indian Baptist Church of Brighton for 12 years. March 25, 2012, was observed as ‘Wonder Johns Appreciation Day’ in recognition of his faithful and loving service. Wonder proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. He was a cattleman and enjoyed shing, bowling, horseshoes and archery for recreation. He was preceded in death by his son, Victor Johns; mother, Arnie Johns; brothers, Lester and Willie Gopher, Jr.; and his sister, Augustina Gore. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Louise Johns of Okeechobee; daughters, Cynthia (Juan) Rodriquez of Okeechobee, Theresa Bowers of Brighton; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held this morning June 13, 2012, at the Seminole Veterans’ Building in Brighton from 9 a.m. until service time of 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Ortona Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News June 13, 2012 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com orida.newszap.comCome see the new features for yourself! Free Diabetes Education Seminar offeredLiving with Diabetes, an education seminar will be presented by Wanda Haas, RN CDE at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community, 203 S.E. Second Street on Wednesday, J une 13, at 10 a.m. in the Activities Room. The seminar is offered by the Visiting Nurses A ssociation.Healthy Start Coalition announces meetingThe Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on W ednesday, June 13 at 11:30 a.m., in their of ce, located at 575 S.W. 28th Street, w ithin the New Endeavor High School Building. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For more information about the Coalition please contact Executive Director, Kay Begin, at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877.Raulerson to host medication review eventRaulerson Hospital invites the public to a free prescription medications review with the pharmacist. Just bring a list of your medications. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria. Please RSVP to: 863-7639228.Parent group announces meetingOkeechobee Parents Group for Parents of Children with Autism Network with other parents for support, information, training, and resource information will meet on Thursday, June 14 at 5:30-6:45 p.m. at the Okeechobee Library, 206 S.W. 16th Street. For more information please contact Linda Peirce, MEd, BCBA, Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at 772-873-3422.Okeechobee Elks announce monthly meetingElks will have their monthly membership meeting on Thursday, June 14 7 p.m. at the V FW 441 S. in Treasure Island.Cypress Hut Eagles to host Steak NightOn Friday, June 15 the Cypress Hut Eagles will host steak night for just $12, Shrimp dinners will be $12 and sh plates for just $8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Music by Maureen. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. Community Events

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local woman reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries during an argument with her husband, a deputy with the Martin County Sheriff’s Of ce (MCSO), that turned violent. Albert Howard Davis, Sr., 44, Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, J une 8, on a charge of felony domestic battery. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $1,500. Jail records show he has since been released on bond. According to Sheriff Robert L. Crowder, Davis has been placed on administrative leave without pay. He went on to say in an e-mail that “... this type of incident is disappointing and intolerable ... .” “This agency takes very seriously any allegation of employee misconduct—criminal or otherwise,” said Sheriff Crowder in the e-mail. “This is a criminal investigation being conducted by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) that will ultimately be turned over to the Ofce of the State Attorney for further disposition.” OCSO Major Noel Stephen said the investigation by his department has concluded and the case has been turned over to the local state attorney’s of ce, where it will be handled by Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright.An arrest report by OCSO Deputy Justin Akins stated that Davis and his wife were arguing over her laptop computer and cell phone that he had apparently hidden. Davis reportedly told the deputy that he took the items because his wife and their son are on the computer “... all night long ... .” The deputy’s report indicated that at some point Davis went into the couple’s bedroom and locked the door, and he would not allow his wife to enter. She then went to the garage to get an axe, which she then used to gain entry into the bedroom. When she opened the door, Davis allegedly got out of bed and approached her in an aggressive manner. Deputy Akins stated that Davis then grabbed the axe and pushed his wife to the oor. At this point the 6-foot-2, 240-pound, Davis picked up his wife by her arms and legs and slammed her to the oor, stated the deputy’s report. Davis then allegedly dragged his wife from the bedroom to the living room. Deputy Akins went on to state that the woman later went to Raulerson Hospital where she was apparently diagnosed as having a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain. The emergency room doctor at Raulerson reportedly told OCSO Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas that the woman’s injuries “... could be life threatening due to the brain bleeding and swelling,” stated the arrest report. The woman was later transported to a hospital on the coast. Deputy Akins also stated in his report that as he spoke with Davis, the man appeared to be under the in uence of alcohol. “I could smell alcohol on his person and his eyes were bloodshot,” stated the deput y in his report. Rhonda Irons, MCSO public information of cer, stated that Davis was hired by that agency Nov. 1, 2006, and is currently assigned to the Department of Administration / Court Services. She went on to state in an email that there is no prior disciplinary action noted in the personnel le of Davis, and he has no prior arrest record in Martin County. Davis reportedly began his law enforcement career with the Florida Department o f Corrections. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 DOES YOUR HOUSE NEED REPAIRS? DO YOU LIVE WITHIN THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE?The City of Okeechobee is pleased to announce the opening of the 2011 CDBG Application Cycle for Housing Rehabilitation Assistance. To qualify, your income, based on household size, must not exceed the following limits: You must own your home in order to qualify and your home must be within the City limits of the City of Okeechobee. If you feel you qualify, please pick up an application at: General Services Department Okeechobee City Hall 55 S.E. Third Avenue Okeechobee, Florida Applications are also available online at www.cityofokeechobee.com For further information on obtaining an application, please contact the General Service Department at 863-763-3372, extension 217. Applications will be taken until July 13, 2012. Applications received after this date will be considered only if funding is available. City of Okeechobee is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 1 person2 people3 people4 people5 people6 people7 people8 people$25,400$29,000$32,650$36,250$39,150$42,050$44,950$47,850 7 Okeechobee News June 13, 2012 Martin County deputy accused of domestic battery The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Matthew Brian Gordineer, 18, S.E. 42nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 8 by Detective Mark Shireman on a charge of grand theft motor vehicle. He was released on his own recognizance.  Victor Walker, 47, S.E. 30th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 8 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on a felony charge of burglary of a conveyance and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond was set at $6,000.  Anthony Todd Summers, 29, N.E. Fourth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 9 by Of cer Brian Enderle on felony charges of grand theft motor vehicle and possession of cocaine. His bond was set at $20,000.  Charmel Levon Smith, 32, N.W. Ninth Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested June 9 by Of cer Charles Green on a felony charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant person. His bond was set at $10,000.  Diane Otersen-Kafton, 52, S.W. 34th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested June 9 by Deputy Matthew Hurst on a felony charge of criminal mischief. Her bond was set at $250.  Uriel Nunez, 18, N.W. 36th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 10 by Deputy Marcus Collier on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school. He is being held without bond.  Jesus Delapaz, 18, S.W. 21st St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 10 by Deputy Marcus Collier on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. He is being held without bond.  Judith Bonea, 36, S.E. 36th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested June 11 by Deputy Steven Pollock on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence, driving while license suspended with knowledge and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. Her bond was set at $1,500.  Sherita Yvone Thomas, 29, N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 11 by Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation worthless check. She is being held without bond.  Kevin Chad Estes, 30, S.E. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 11 by Detective Augustin Saucedo on felony charges of defrauding a pawnbroker and dealing in stolen property, and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond was set at $15,250. 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 Albert HowardDavis

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Okeechobee News June 13, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESThird and fourth grade Math BowlCongratulations to the Central Elementary School third and fourth grade students for participating in Math Bowl II, and placing second for third and fourth grade. Students participating included Teja Anderson, Madison Lamb, Timoteo Mejia, Zachary Reister, Lauren Sills, Josef Steiert, Shelby Sumner, Max Abreu, Sol Albright, Brighton Bauman, Meghann Hotmire, Delaney Jones, Makalyn Jones and Alize Merchant. Mrs. Fulleda is the fourth grade teacher and Mrs. Norman is the third grade teacher who helped with the Math Bowl. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCACreative cutsMaria Pena, a student at Okeechobee Achievement Academy, proudly displaying some of the cut-outs she worked on during her Scroll Saw Class with instructor Mr. Watts.

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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 The 2011 – 2012 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to Use this interactive site to browse through articles and browse through articles and advertisements on our advertisements on our updated Newszap website updated Newszap website New and Improved! New and Improved! Come check it out for yourself! Come check it out for yourself! orida.newszap.com orida.newszap.com florida.newszap.com NEW features:• Daily LOCAL news updates from our network of community newspapers. • NEW Format Interactive, plus easy to use and navigate! • Easy access to loads of special publications throughout the years. • Newly designed, easy to use Community CalendarPLUS... all your favorites are still there!• FREE Online Classifieds Ads — Buy It, Sell It • Public Forums — Share your news and views! • Market Place — The retail ads from the Okeechobee News • Entertainment — Share & surf events from throughout Florida!Come see for yourself! Courtesy Raulerson Primary CareJose Villarreal, D.O., member of the Raulerson Primary Care team and graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, is certi“ ed in Family Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He treats all ages from newborn to the eldery. Dr. Villarreal tries to give the best care possible to his patients and can refer them to a specialist if necessary. He does sport physicals and preventive care. Dr. Villarreal treats such medical conditions as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. About one in every four Americans suffers from high blood pressure, according to WebMD. High blood pressure can threaten healthy arteries and contribute to heart disease and stroke. One thing that makes high blood pressure so dangerous is that you may not know you have it because there are generally no symptoms. Therefore, you should have your blood pressure checked regularly. Diabetes can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle of exercise and eating well balanced meals in the proper amounts. A variety of factors including diet, exercise, age and herdity can affect cholesterol levels. Dr. Villarreals of“ ce is located at 202 N.E. Second Ave, and the hours are Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm and on Friday from 8am to 4pm. The of“ ce is closed for lunch every day from noon to 1pm. For an appointment, please call 863.467.2159. Jose Villarreal, D.O., board certi ed in Family Medicine 10 11 Okeechobee News June 13, 2012 June 13, 2012 The residents of Grand Oaks enjoyed a morning of line dancing. Dee Palmer, a retired nurse, presented the line dancing program which included modi ed routines that w ere able to be performed by all residents including those with walkers and wheelchairs. Line dance time Grand Oaks style Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand OaksThe staff at Grand Oaks enjoyed performing the Cupid Shuf e while the residents clapped along. Residents Gretchen Deaton, Sue Otten and Angelo Villies enjoyed doing the YMCA with Dee Palmer. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand OaksThe staff and Dee Palmer perform the Cupid Shuf e for the residents. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand OaksMaryann Welborn, Ellen Bastianelli, Joe Staedlin and Evelyn Staedlin really spelled it outline dancing is fun. "Patrol, protect, preserve." The motto for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement was on the minds of 22 new of cers Friday when they graduated as the FWC's 18th of cer class. At a ceremony at the Florida Public Safety Institute, near Tallahassee, they pledged their efforts to patrol Florida's lands and waters and protect and preserve its people and resources. Col. Jim Brown, director of the FWC's Division of Law Enforcement, mentioned how FWC of cers are the rst point of contact most people have with the agency. "This privilege carries great responsibility," Col. Brown said. "As they interact with the public, I know these new of cers will uphold our values: integrity, professionalism, dedication and adaptability." As FWC of cers, they will patrol Florida's landsnearly 54,000 square miles of itas well as more than 12,000 square miles of water. Due to their jurisdiction and specialized training and equipment, they are often the rst to be able to respond to boating accidents, missing boaters and lost campers, hikers and hunters. In 2011, FWC of cers saved nearly 900 people during search-andrescue missions. "These of cers will be protecting the Fishing Capital of the World' and one of the largest public hunting systems in the country," said FWC Chairman Kathy Barco, the guest speaker at the ceremony. The new of cers began their training in December. The beginning part of each FWC academy teaches recruits basic law enforcement techniques and skills. "During the nal eight weeks of each academy, we focus on the unique information and skills it takes to be an FWC of cer," Brown said. The specialized training involves rearms pro ciency, wildlife identi cation, vessel operation, defensive tactics, all-terrain vehicle operation, detection for boating and driving under the in uence and a focus on state and federal wildlife, sheries and environmental laws. The new of cers will spend the next three months with a eld-training of cer. Those assigned to the Lake Okeechobee area include: Justin W. Miller Glades; Megan Aswall Martin; Randall Bibler Monroe; Gregory Patterson Highlands; Jeremy Deweese Okeechobee; Taylor Tison Glades; and, Marcin Trawinski Palm Beach. New wildlife of cers graduate to eld training

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News LAKE OKEECHOBEE—A Miami angler w as killed on Lake Okeechobee Friday when he was apparently struck by lightning. Lorenzo Magdaleno, 51, Miami, was pronounced dead at the Indian Prairie Canal boat ramp Friday, June 8, by emergency medical personnel from Glades County, said a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). In the same bass boat was David M. Hardin, 37, of Pleasantview, Tenn. He was taken to Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee where he was treated and released. Carli Segelson, public information coordinator for FWC, said the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. while the two men were shing in Glades County. They were competing in the TBF Federation Division Championship bass tournament being shed out of Okeechobee. Ms. Segelson said FWC personnel escorted the men in the 21-foot Triton bass boat back to the Indian Prairie Canal boat ramp where Mr. Magdaleno was pronounced dead. “I’ve been in the federation for more than three decades and nothing like this has ever happened before,” said Robert Cartiledge, TBF president and CEO. “We’ve had other tragedies, such as heart attacks,” he continued. “But we never had an accident fatality and certainly not a lightning strike.” The three-day division championships tournament included 84 anglers from seven states. Mr. Magdaleno, 51, was a veteran angler and a member of the Florida Bass Federation and the Homestead Hawg Hunters club for more than a decade. He was pronounced dead by Florida of cials on Friday, June 8, after a bolt of lightning apparently struck Magdaleno and his boat partner while they were shing shortly after noon prior to the nal day weigh-in of the TBF Southern Division Championship on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. Preliminary reports outline a quick moving afternoon storm passed over part of the giant lake. Other parts of the lake remained clear and sunny, while some were cloudy with “drizzle.” Mr. Magdaleno and his partner were shing approximately 45 minutes away from the tournament launch area, the Scott Driver Boat Ramp in Okeechobee County. Mr. Magdaleno was in the front of the boat running the trolling motor as it was “his half of the day.” (TBF division championships are draw events where both anglers get control of the boat and choose the water for one half of each tournament day.) Mr. Magdaleno’s partner, David Hardin who was the boat’s owner, caught a limit during the rst half of the day and was shing off the back deck to allow Mr. Magdaleno his best chance to nish off his limit. Mr. Hardin was knocked off his feet by the strike and awoke after an undetermined amount of time on the back deck of the boat not knowing what had exactly happened. Mr. Hardin was examined at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee and released. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lorenzo’s extended list of family and friends, the Florida Bass Federation, as well as, Lorenzo’s partner for the day, David Hardin, who was in the boat with him during this tragedy,” Mr. Cartlidge, stated. “I can only imagine their grief and emotion surrounding all of this. It is a shocking turn of events that reminds us all just how precious every single day is.” “To say that the nal day weigh-in Friday was a somber experience would be a tremendous understatement, as all anglers and families there were impacted by the loss. TBF staff on site told me there was not a dr y eye anywhere at the weigh-in as one after another every single state federation President in the southern division, every single angler, and even the angler who won the Ranger Cup bonus money, EVERYONE who came up on stage pledged to donate their entire prize check, every single dollar, to Lorenzo’s family’s needs. THAT is what our federation is about. We also want to thank all the emergency response personal, the TBF staff on site and all the state presidents and community volunteers who were pitching in to help our anglers during a time of crisis. I am honored to know these people and to call them friends. This exempli es what it means to be a member of the federation “family” and it makes me very proud.” The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is the oldest and largest grassroots shing organization in America. TBF is owned by those it serves and is dedicated to the sport of shing. TBF annually conducts over 20,000 shing, youth, and conservation events and has provided the foundation for the bass shing industry for over 40 years. Some information for this story was provided by a press release from The Bass Federation Inc. Lake Okeechobee angler dies in lightning strike 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 13 Okeechobee News June 13, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Russ PapyIn recognitionRuss Papy, commander of VFW Post 10539, presented a plaque to W&W Lumber Co. of Okeechobee store manager, Jon Hartis and outside sales manager, Scott Majors. The award was for W&W’s support and assistance to veterans. In these tough times they are one of very few businesses to recognize that the sacri ce of veterans needs to be included in the bottom line. Lorenzo Magdaleno

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CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, the Clerk of the Circuit Court pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on the 24th day of April, 2012, in that certain case pending in the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, Civil Action No. 47-2009CA-000750CAXXXX, in which TD BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM T. ROSE, JR.; STATE OF FLORIDA; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; AND DARLA ROSE, spouse of William T. Rose, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in The Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, on the 11th day of July, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., the same being a legal sale day and the hour a legal hour of sale, the following described property and the contents thereof in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lots 11, 12 and 13, Block 199, LESS the North 100 feet thereof, of OKEECHOBEE, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Boo k 5, Page(s) 5, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida The said property offered together with all the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining, being sold to satisfy said Final Judgment of Foreclosure. ANY PARTY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLER K OF COURT NO LATER THAN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. Dated this 25th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 416182 ON 6/6,13/2012 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 14 Okeechobee News June 13, 2012

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Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed amendment is available in the Superintendent’s of ce, Room 307, located at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue. AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 5.40 Student Control I. This policy includes the Code of Student Conduct. II. Revisions to the Code of Student Conduct include updates to agree with current Florida Statutes and current practice. Minor editorial corrections are also included. III. The legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41 and 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 120.57(1), 1001.43, 1002.20, 1003.04, 1003.21, 1003.31, 1003.32, 1006.07, 1006.08, 1006.09, 1006.10, 1006.13, F.S.. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 419175 ON 6/13/2012 CARE AND PROTECTION TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION DOCKET NUMBER: CP 11F0092 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Juvenile Court Department Fall River Division 289 Rock Street Fall River, MA 02720 TO: SHAINA BROWN A petition has been presented to this court by the DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, seeking, as to the subject child(ren),TYLER BROWN, that said child(ren) be found in need of care and protection and committed to the Department of Children and Families. The court may dispense the rights of the person named herein to receive notice of or to consent to any legal proceeding affecting the adoption, custody, or guardianship or any other disposition of the child(ren) named herein, if it nds that the child(ren) is/are in need of care and protection and that the best interests of the child(ren) would be served by said disposition. You are hereby ORDERED to appear in this court, at the court address set forth above, on 07/20/12, at 9:00 am, for a PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE. You may bring an attorney with you. If you have a right to an attorney and if the court determines that you are indigent, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you. If you fail to appear, the court may proceed on that date and any date thereafter with a trial on the merits of the petition and an adjudication of this matter. For further information call the Of ce of the Clerk-Magistrate at 508-676-0090. WITNESS: Ronald C. Arruda Bettina Borders Clerk-Magistrate FIRST JUSTICE DATE ISSUED: 05/21/12 419525 ON 6/13,20,27/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-00633 KONDAUR CAPITAL CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. MARTIN J. FRENCH, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment Of Foreclosure dated and entered on MAY 1, 2012, Civil Action No. 2009 CA 00633 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the above captioned Plaintiff and the above named Defendants were parties thereto, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash which will be conducted July 18, 2012 in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34971 beginning at 11:00 a.m., the following described real estate property: PARCEL NUMBER 41 OF QUAIL WOODS UNIT IV, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE(S) 63 AND 64, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 13855 S.E. 38 STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34974 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 le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: May 2, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 417022 ON 6/13,20/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000805CAXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2005-5, HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-5, Plaintiff, VS. CYNTHIA V. HOLMES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CYNTHIA V. HOLMES; 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 17th day of April, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000805CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2005-5, HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-5 is the Plaintiff and CYNTHIA V. HOLMES 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 11th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED TRACT 94; TRACT 94 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, AND RUN SOUTH 0008’ WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 1386 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH 8940’ WEST PARALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 726 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 8940’ WEST, 330 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 008’ WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1244.6 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 8940’ EAST, A DISTANCE OF 330 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 008’ WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1244.6 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 94, TROPICAL ACRES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, 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 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, ame at 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen you-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen you-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Me 711. Dated this 18th 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 415571 ON 6/6,13/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000778 Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”) Plaintiff, -vs. William Jason Tomlinson; Unknown Parties in Possession #1 as to Unit #1 a/k/a Main; Unknown Parties in Possession #2 as to Unit #1 a/k/a Main; Unknown Parties in Possession #1 as to Unit #2; Unknown Parties in Possession #2 as to Unit #2; Unknown Parties in Possession #1 as to Unit #3; Unknown Parties in Possession #2 as to Unit #3; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 24, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000778 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff and William Jason Tomlinson are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in The Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on July 11, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH 330 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: TRACT 84 COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 2008.3 FEET, FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THEN RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES WEST PARALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 660 FEET, THEN RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES WEST, PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 622.3 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 660 FEET TO THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 12, THEN RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES EAST, ALONG THE SECTION LINE A DISTANCE OF 622.3 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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. 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 o de habla, llame a1711 KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou_aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye, anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Me 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 416289 ON 6/6,13/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000027 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-HE4, Plaintiff, BRYAN C. LEONARD A/K/A BRYAN C. LEONARD, SR et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 01, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000027 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-HE4 is the Plaintiff and BRYAN C. LEONARD A/K/A BRYAN C. LEONARD, SR; AMORITA C. LEONARD; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash OM THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 31, BLOCK 59, BASSWOOD, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN 15 Okeechobee News June 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000144 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ALSO KNOWN AS WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., FORMERLY KNOWN AS WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB Plaintiff, VS. LORI COMBS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LORI COMBS n/k/a DAVID COMBS, UNKNOWN TENANT #1 n/k/a NANCY SPARKMAN, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 4/12/2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000144 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, where in the Clerk will sell to the highest bidder for cash on July 18, 2012, beginning at 11:00 A.M., in The JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, to wit: Lot 8 and the East 1/2 of Lot 7, Block 30, of EL MIRA SOL, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Property address: 3688 NW 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 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. 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 this 13th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk STRAUS & EISLER, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 10081 Pines Blvd, Suite C Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024 415834 ON 6/13,20/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifiedsPLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2679 NW 35TH DRIVE, 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 May 2, 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 33622-5018F11000021 WELLSLPS-CONV-R-Team 1**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. 417017 ON 6/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000193 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, DOMINGO OROZCO-ZEPEDA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 01, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000193 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff and DOMINGO OROZCO-ZEPEDA; RAUL OROZCO; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAUL OROZCO N/K/A ANGELA ESPINOZA; 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 18th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5: LESS THE EAST 25.00 FEET THEREOF AND ALL OF LOT 6, BLOCK 44, A PORTION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A/ 2686 NW 5TH STREET, 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 May 2, 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 F11003124 COUNTRY-SPECFNMA-Rjbonin-Team 2 Fl 1003124 **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. 417019 ON 6/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000819 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, WAYNE S. GUNVALDSEN et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 01, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000819 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and WAYNE S. GUNVALDSEN; MICHELLE L. GUNVALDSEN; BARBARA J. SMITH; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY; TENANT #1 N/K/A GARY ANDERSON 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 18th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 8, OF BLOCK 3, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 15 THROUGH 19, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2005 PRESSED MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# GMHGA4250431829A AND GMHGA4250431829B. A/K/A 35115 NE 4TH DRIVE, 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 May 2, 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 F09115569 WELLSLPS-FHA-Team 1 **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. 417016 ON 6/13,20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009CA000480 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff(s), v. ELLIOT THOMAS WEST AKA ELLIOT WEST; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELLIOT THOMAS WEST AKA ELLIOT WEST; CHOLE RADD; OAK LAKE VILLAS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHOLE RADD; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated 4/02/2012 entered in Civil Case No.: 2009CA000480 DIVISION: CIVIL, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, is Plaintiff, and ELLIOT THOMAS WEST AKA ELLIOT WEST; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELLIOT THOMAS WEST AKA ELLIOT WEST; CHOLE RADD; OAK LAKE VILLAS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHOLE RADD; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 11th day of July, 2012 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: UNIT D, PARCEL 8, OAK LAKE VILLAS, BEING AN UNDIVIDED ONE-FOURTH INTEREST IN AND TO THAT PARCEL OF LAND AS SHOWN IN THE DECLARATION OF PARTY FACILITIES AND PROTECTIVE COVENANTS OF OAK LAKE VILLAS, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 189, PAGE 247 AND AS AMENDED, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 2201 SW 28th STREET, UNIT 25, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on April 3, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, 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: 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. 414548 ON 6/6,13/2012 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-688 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, VS. BILLY J. ELLERBEE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BILLY J. ELLERBEE; STACEY ELLERBEE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STACEY ELLERBEE; 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, UNDE R OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); ADVANTAGE ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION; WHETHE R DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHE R PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment o f Foreclosure dated November 16, 2009, entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 4 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 5, BLOCK 88, OKEECHOBEE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, OF THE 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 o’clock A.M., on July 11, 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 COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 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 alguna adaptaciiin 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 (gas 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 o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se you moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie 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 you-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen you-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Me 711.416187 ON 6/6,13/2012

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 29th day of May 2012 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 2000 Green Mercury Villager 4M2XV11T2YDJ30293 2003 Green Dodge Neon 1B3ES26C63D117609 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 419817 ON 6/13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2011-CA-000247 CitiMortgage, Inc. Plaintiff, -VS.Donald E. Coleman a/k/a Donald Coleman; et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 24, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2011CA-000247 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein CitiIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000049 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, RAFAEL CORONA, JR. et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 01, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000049 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and RAFAEL CORONA, JR.; GLORYBEE CORONA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 18th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE IN THE COUNTY CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000481 ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC Plaintiff, VS. DANIELLE LEBARRON AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 2, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: A PORTION OF LOT 35, PIONEER ESTATES UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 15 THROUGH 17 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE EASTERNMOST COMMON CORNER BETWEEN SAID LOT 35 AND LOT 34, SAID PIONEER ESTATES UNIT 2, THENCE SOUTH 36 DEGREES 20’ 53” WEST ALONG THE COMMON BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN SAID LOTS 34 AND 35, A DISTANCE OF 210.33 FEET TO THE WESTERNMOST COMMON CORNER BETWEEN SAID LOTS: THENCE NORTH 53 DEGREES 39’ 07” WEST ALONG THE COMMON BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN SAID LOT 35 AND 36, SAID PIONEER ESTATES UNIT 2, A DISTANCE OF 105.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 20’ 53” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 210.33 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 35; THENCE SOUTH 53 DEGREES 39’ 07” SEC EAST, A DISTANCE OF 105.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 8260 SE 57TH, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on July 18, 2012 at 11am. Any persons 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 2nd day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 417113 ON 6/13,20/2012 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast/DBA, Workforce Solutions Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium announces a meeting of the Executive Committee via Teleconference to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Friday, June 15, 2012 8:00 a.m. Place: Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast DBA, Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers, and the Workforce Development Board DBA, Workforce Solutions. A copy of the agenda and access information may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 772/335-3030 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 419792 ON 6/13/2012 16 Okeechobee News June 13, 2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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!! COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-53 VALERIE MCCHESNEY and WILLIAM MCCHESNEY, Plaintiff(s), vs. LAWANA GREEN, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment o f Foreclosure dated April 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2012-CA-53 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein Valerie McChesney and William McChesney are Plaintiff(s) and Lawana Green, Wooley Sheds, Inc, Okeechobee County, Florida, and John Doe, unknown tenant, the names being ctitious to account for parties in possession, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 am on the 11th day of July, 2012, the following described property in Okeechobee County, Florida: Tracts 1, 23 and 24, Block 7, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 35, o f 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 25th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T by: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLER K 416399 ON 6/6,13/2012 LOT 12, BLOCK 31, BASSWOOD UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 3268 NW 31ST AVENUE, 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 May 2, 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 F10002959 WELLSLPS-FHA-Team 1 **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. 417015 ON 6/13,20/2012 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, ‘lame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou Mortgage, Inc., Plaintiff and Donald E. Coleman a/k/a Donald Coleman are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in The Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on July 11, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 15 AND 16, BLOCK 14, SOUTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, 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. imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 416292 ON 6/6,13/2012 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Lee followers 5 Works in the Uffizi Gallery 9 Gets ready 14 __ RhythmŽ 15 Role for Carrie 16 Singer Gorme 17 Money for the Warsaw government? 19 Letter alternative 20 They may be precious 21 Divulge 23 Hydrocarbon suffix 24 Fluorescent bulb filler 25 Foot-tapping songs? 27 1984Ž protagonist __ Smith 29 Cut it out 30 Place to be pampered 31 French mystic Simone 34 Maundy Thursday period 35 Songwriting, to Porter? 38 G-note 40 Increase in intensity, with upŽ 41 Previously 44 Weather map features 46 Ardor 49 Actors messages from an agent? 52 __ asada (Mexican meat dish) 53 TVs Alf and others 54 Skin-soothing stuff 55 Bouquets 56 Rob of 90210Ž 58 Grain for bagels? 60 Sport with clay pigeons 61 Auth. of many quotes? 62 Old Boston Bruin nickname 63 Newbies 64 Following 65 Remarriage prefix DOWN 1 With-the-grain cutters 2 Vacation for the vain? 3 Smoked deli meat 4 Dictators aides 5 Wistful word 6 Wonder DogŽ of comics 7 Relate with 8 Drawing support 9 Willy-nilly 10 3-Down might be on it 11 Enters carefully 12 Rachmaninoff, e.g. 13 Prime 18 Certain caterpillars creation 22 Was in front 25 Look from Snidely Whiplash 26 Broken in 28 Rice University mascot 32 __ picture paints ...Ž: song lyric 33 Walks with a cane, perhaps 35 Road marker 36 Shunned ones 37 Clean air org. 38 October Revolution leader 39 It can facilitate drawing 41 With the most open windows 42 Flipped 43 Convenient, shoppingwise 44 Least constrained45 Erie Canal mule 47 Flat-bottomed boat 48 Ornamental bands 50 Lindsay of Labor PainsŽ 51 Sierra __ 55 Cooped (up) 57 Fair-hiring abbr. 59 Bagel topping By Harvey Estes (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 02/24/11 02/24/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!

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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 Sky Vacation Bible School is scheduled for J une 18 through June 22 at Peace Lutheran Church and School, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, Okeechobee. It will be from 6-8:30 p.m. Children three years of age through fth grade will have fun imagining w hat it would be like to bounce among the clouds, soar with eagles, and reach the stars! The Bible comes to life as children explore why nothing is impossible w ith God! Join the fun activities, crafts, music and more! Register by calling 863-763-5042 or register on-line at www. tinyurl.com/PeaceVBS2012. Oakview Baptist Church will host V acation Bible School Amazing Wonders A viation Camp from June 18 through 22, at 69 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. Vacation Bible School is coming soon at Fountain of Life Church Registration is for students 5-12 years old. Call 863-7638945 and leave a message with your name and phone number. The focus will be the A mazing Desert Journey, where Jesus leads us home. Fountain of Life Church Vacation Bible School runs from June 25 through J une 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. If you have any questions, please call 863-763-8945. 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 life-time. For more information, call 561-379-1972 or go online to www.ihwassoc.org. The Peace Lutheran School is 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 weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The 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 campouts. 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. A rea churches host Vacation Bible School Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Buxton Funeral Home are proud to offer a special service honoring veterans and their families choosing cremation rather than burial. "When a veteran's family selects cremation we are proud to offer a symbolic gesture by honoring the veteran's service to our country while honoring an American Flag that has also served our great nation through its display," said Tom Conway whose family owns and operates both funeral homes. For over a year the two funeral homes have been accepting ags that are faded and tattered and therefore need to be retired properly. Many residents have dropped off their ags which are slated to be cremated at the funeral homes on-site crematory here in Okeechobee, "We want people to know the ags we received are being used one last time, which is to honor a veteran at time of death." Mr. Conway explained. "With permission, we drape a veteran's casket or cremation container with one of the ags just prior to the cremation then we proceed with the process. We feel in a thoughtful way, we are honoring the veteran for their service and the American Flag under which the veteran served." After the cremation takes place, the remains are prepared for disposition and the family receives a certi cate indicating that an American Flag was properly retired from service in one nal act by honoring their veteran. In addition, each family of an honorably discharged veteran also receives the Presidential Memorial Certi cate with the Presidential Seal, signed by the Commander in Chief and a new American ag the family may display in memory of their loved ones service to our country. "Our ag program has been well received by families and the community and we invite people to continue dropping off ags to either one of our locations," said Mr. Conway, Buxton Funeral Home on State Road 441, just north of SR70 or at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home on NE second street, just behind CVS store. "As the owner of the only crematory facility located within Okeechobee County, we feel it is a privilege to provide this special service while honoring veterans who have given so much in service to our country and the ag under which they served," he said. Service honors American ag and military veterans Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tom ConwayWorn ags can be draped over the casket of a veteran just prior to the cremation.

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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. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 18 Okeechobee News June 13, 2012 Gold Tee winnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee winners for the week of June 8 were: rst place, Gary Lee; second place, Harr y White; third place tie, Vern Johnson, Bob Meyers and Howard Shelkie. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results Freedom Outreach Ministry hosts June tournament Special to the Okeechobee News/ Freedom Outreach MissionSecond place belongs to Bob Owens and Fred George with 18.14 lbs. Nice job guys, we thank you again and hope to see you all next month. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Freedom Outreach MissionSunday, June 10, marked the fth tournament hosted by Freedom Outreach Ministry for the season. (above) Keith Keene and Alvah Keene came out on top with 23.04 lbs. and also took big sh weighing in at 7.08 lbs. Special to Okeechobee News/ Freedom Outreach MissionTaking third place was Richard Stiglitz and Ernie Johnson with 15.06 lbs. It was de nitely hot out there, but that didn't stop our anglers from facing up to the challenge. It was still a beautiful day for some bass shing. OKMS announces upcoming mixer eventAloha! The June Main Street Mixer will be sponsored by Quality Air Conditioning and Heating, 5351 S.W. 16th Avenue on Thursday, June 14 from 5-7 p.m. Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and lei as we celebrate in Hawaiian luau fashion. The public is welcome to all mixers, so please come and bring a friend for this great networking opportunity. For more information contact the Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-6246 or stop in the Main Street of ce at 111 Northeast 2nd Street (directly north of CVS). Eagles North announce weekend plansNorth Eagles has plans to help you kick off your Father's Day weekend. Friday, June 15 is Steak Night starting at 5:30 p.m. Music by "Michaels Memories." On Saturday, June 16 enjoy Card Bingo starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from both events will bene t the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. 9985 Hwy. 441 N. Okeechobee.

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