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Publication Date: 06-20-2012
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11.80 feetLast Year: 9.67 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Wednesday, June 20, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 74 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. 5-year-old found wandering along busy U.S. 441 ... Page 5 Alligators on the move ... Page 13 Special to the Okeechobee NewsGovernor ‘gets to work’ on local ranchFlorida Governor Rick Scott was in Okeechobee County on Monday for his 10th ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Day. The governor helped work cattle on the Williamson Cattle Company Ranch and visited the Okeechobee Livestock Market. For more on the story, see page 5. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A little over $1 million wa s awarded to former residents o f Pelican Lakes Village in Pahoke e forced out of their homes by Mat thew 25 Ministries when sex of fenders moved in. Attorney Reed Colfax said a tria l was held in U.S. District Court i n February in a housing discrimina tion claim. The property owne r Austin Management led motion s to have the trial ruling overturne d but the motion has been denied. He has started the process t o collect on this judgment and de termine the assets the defendant s possess. Matthew 25 founder Rev. Richard Witherow died earlier thi s year. There is some insurance i n the picture but there is a disput e Matthew 25 ministries must pay $1 millionSee MINISTRIES — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man being held in the county jail on a rst-degree murder charge was arrested Monday when detention deputies found a suspected shank in his cell. Dale Glenn Middleton, 39, was charged June 18 with possession of a weapon in a county detention facility. His bond has been set at $10,000. Middleton is accused of killing Roberta Bobbie' Elizabeth Christensen, 49, in her single-wide mobile home on July 28, 2009. An arrest report by Detention Deputy Corporal Aric Majere stated that Detention Deputy Sergeant Randy Worth was given an inmate request form around 1:05 a.m. Monday. The form said that Middleton was having trouble with an unnamed inmate and that he had a shank in his cell, stated the arrest report. Sgt. Worth then searched Middleton's cell and reportedly found a shank taped to the underside of Middleton's metal cot. The report described the shank as a broken toothbrush with two metal razor blades tied to it. The report goes on to indicate that two "strangely altered" combs were also found, along with a yellow highlighter. All of the items were con scated. Accused murderer caught with ‘shank’See MIDDLETON — Page 5 Dale Middleton

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News About 100 residents attended a meeting hosted at the Basinger Civic Center by the US A rmy Corps of Engineers to discuss a remedial investigation and feasibility study for the former Avon Park Army Air eld last month. The air eld was used during World War II to train pilots and air crews and included 218,884 acres in Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties. After the war all but 106,000 acres were sold off. Some of the acreage is the present day Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve. The study is meant to nd where and what types of potential contamination continues to be present on the land like munitions, bullets, and undetonated bombs. There are 112,000 plus acres in Okeechobee County that will be part of this study. The military will use a digital metal detector known as a magnetometer in the survey. They attach this to a helicopter and y about six feet above the ground searching for the munitions. This aerial work will happen mostly in the preserve. After the ground has been mapped, technicians will analyze the data to identify subsurface items most likely to be munitions. The munitions experts will then dig the metallic items that appear to be munitions and identify them. Options in the future include total removal of all the munitions or simply education of the public to avoid these items and report them. The study area includes the Viking Property and areas northwest of Basinger. Project Manager Bill Spence said the main public concern was the rights of entry to private property and how the Corps would accomplish that. "Once we discussed the right of entry and what we were going to do I think the public felt a little easier and were more comfortable with letting us on their property," he told the Okeechobee News. He said the Corps will work with the landowners and try to grant their wishes if possible. All of the property owners will be noti ed and a request sent to enter the property which will mostly be in agriculture use or pasture. The study is expected to continue into early 2014. Mr. Spence said he has no estimate on how many munitions will be found and noted that is the purpose of the study. The air eld was used from 1942 to 1949 and the training included air to ground bombing, landscape bombing, gunnery ranges, and position ring courses. Spence said the Okeechobee acreage was mostly used for gunnery ranges which carries less risk of nding bombs or explosives. He expects to nd 50 caliber and 20 caliber casings. Most of the bomb targets were positioned in larger agriculture tracts. The Corps could opt to remove the munitions they nd, or even blow them up in place depending upon the location. "In the past a lot of munition debris has been found but right now it is hard to say what we're going to nd out there." In the meantime Spence said the public should follow the "3Rs" when they nd these munitions. "Recognize the item you nd that may be dangerous. Retreat and leave the item where it is. Don't touch it and leave the area. Report it, call 911 and tell them what you found and local police will know what to do," he concluded. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 2 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012 Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostl y cloudy, with a high near 86. East wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a lo w around 72. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Extended ForecastThursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. East southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Thursday night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostl y cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Friday night: A 40 percent chance o f showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind around 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Corps studies old Avon Park Army Air eld Rice Krispies Treats on the menuLocal third grader Sarah Rose Dodd taught residents at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility how to make her favorite dessert, Rice Krispies Treats, during Country Kitchen.(top photo) Resident Jim Lenker and guest chef Sarah Rose Dodd stir the ingredients for Rice Krispies Treats at Grand Oaks in its Country Kitchen. (bottom) Resident Jim Lenker, special guest chef Sarah Rose Dodd and resident Gretchen Deaton are seen here working in the Country Kitchen at Grand Oaks. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand Oaks

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Loved ones and friends of Bruce and Mary Anne Swinford are encouraged to attend a special reception in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church at 200 NW 2nd Street. Celebrating 17 years of local mission work and 25 years of marriage. Saturday, June 30th beginning at 4 p.m. Drop by for a short time or stay as long as you like to enjoy the festivities. Please RSVP by June 23rd, by calling (863) 610-1815 or (863) 763-5725. BRUCE SWINFORD ANNIVERSARY MARY ANNE SWINFORD Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. 3 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee County ranked 55th out of Florida’s 67 counties in the annual county health rankings study released earlier this y ear with high rates of smoking, cancer, and heart disease. The survey showed 10 percent of the county has diabetes, health care costs are higher than the state average, and 37 percent of adults are uninsured. According to the survey, 20 percent of those surveyed said they could not see a doctor because of the cost compared to 16 percent who gave the same response statewide. The survey is conducted by the University of Wisconsin annually and studies all the counties in the nation. Okeechobee County Health Department Director Erin Hess said Okeechobee is in the same position as they were last year. “There were plenty of places where we made really good improvement however other counties are improving too. We still have some work to do,” she said. The survey found 23 percent of the county was in poor or fair health compared to 15 percent in the state. In Okeechobee County, 24 percent of adults are smokers, 31 percent of adults are obese, 32 percent were physically inactive, and 15 percent are excessive drinkers. Except for the drinking, these were above the state average and well above the national averages. Ms. Hess said she felt the county is healthier today than it was last year. She said the county has moved in the right direction. She praised the health department staff for their hard work and teamwork. Smoking rates have gone down in the nation as smoking becomes less and less socially acceptable. A key issue for the health department will be to put their resources in the right spot so taxpayers get the biggest bang for the buck, Ms. Hess said. “We want to focus our efforts and learn what Okeechobee really needs from their health department,” she explained. Rural counties normally fare far worse than urban areas in these surveys. Most of it is due to socio economic factors. The stud y found the median income here was $35,417, about $9,000 less than the state average. The illiteracy rate in Okeechobee stood at 24.5 percent, with 65-percent of adults holding a high school diploma. That compared to the state average of 19.7 percent for illiteracy. 79-percent of Florida adults had high school diplomas. Okeechobee had a high rate of motor vehicle crashes which resulted in death, about twice the state average. It also had a teen birth rate twice the state average. Okeechobee County ranks low in health survey By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee School Superintendent Ken Kenworthy appears to be getting better at his job if you consider the evaluations Okeechobee School Board members gave him this week. Kenworthy pulled a 4.1 average on a scale of 1 to 5 from the board members, six months after he received an evaluation of 3.7 out of 5, Attorney Tom Conely reported. The evaluation is required under his contract but does not carry with it an automatic wage adjustment. Kenworthy said he was pleased with the evaluation but admitted he has a lot to learn about the position, “I want to bring a lot of things to this district. I need some improvement in my own skills in terms of professional development and I’ll get that.” Kenworthy will attend continued education courses supplied by the Florida School Board Association and the School Superintendents Association. He’ll also attend a seminar this month that will show administrators how to empower effective teachers, “I hope to bring back good ideas and hopefully address student achievement in a positive way. While I bring a lot to the position we have a lot to improve.” Kenworthy said an 11-percent improvement in the last six months is something he’s proud of. Kenworthy gets passing grade Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobi O’NeillChurch dedication ceremonyLIFE Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication to celebrate their newly-formed Non-Denominational Christian Church. LIFE is an acronym for Living In Faith Everyday and the church body is rmly rooted in God’s Word. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday evening study at 6:30 p.m. LIFE is a church of second chances located in the heart of Okeechobee. Come and see. 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 863-3571104 for information or stop in the shelter on Hwy 98 next to the Livestock Market.

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UFO over Lake Okeechobee A YouTube video allegedly shows a UFO over Lake Okeechobee. Has anyone heard about any reported sightings? This one looks like a fake to me.  It looks like an airplane to me. Maybe next time they will have a good camera.  They need to use a tripod and stop z ooming in and out. It’s hard to see what the object is.  It’s a fake.  I think we should claim it as a UFO. We c ould use the tourism.  Maybe they heard that Jim Kirk is our mayor and they want to beam him up.  Maybe the UFO was looking for the Skunk Ape.  The scenery is all wrong and so are the accents of people talking. It’s a hoax. Don’t fall for it.  I was wondering if there was work going on at the dike. Maybe a helicopter was b eing used to life heavy objects into place? If we knew where this was lmed it would help narrow things down.  If this was lmed on Lake Okeechobee as the video title claims, it could be the lights from the scenic tours airplane. If the plane w as ying low and toward the camera, that might be it. Or it could be the sun re ecting on the plane.  They are all fake. Editor’s note: A link to the YouTube video c an be found on the Okeechobee News for um on orida,newszap.com and on the Okeechobee News Facebook page. T houghts to ponder If there are no ups and downs in your life ... it means you are dead.  “If you want others to be happy, pract ice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” The 14th Dali Lama  Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it.  Your beliefs don’t make you a better person. Your behavior does.De cit According to the U.S. Treasury Department, from 2001-2008, when President George W. Bush was in of ce, the federal government had receipts of $2.2 trillion and outlays of $2.5 trillion for a de cit of $309 billion. From 20092011, under President Obama, the government had receipts of $2.1 trillion and outlays of $3.4 trillion for a de cit of $1.311 trillion. And that doesn’t even include the numbers for the current year, 2012. Stop the madness.Name game Something everyone should research before the election: Who is Barry Soetoro?Gov. Scott works on local ranch We need him in Glades County giving a lecture to the county manager, board of county commissioners and others as to how to talk to residents, employees and that women are people too!  Why doesn’t he get to work on the horrible mess of an insurance system we have in this state? He wants people getting out of Citizens Insurance by cutting our bene ts but there aren’t any companies to replace it. Smooth move.  From the description of Gov. Scott’s work day on Williamson Cattle Company Ranch (in the story on orida.newszap. com), it sounds like he jumped from this machine to that so fast he was more entertainment than help.  I thought it was funny that only a select group of people were blessed with the information that the governor of our state was in town. He had a meeting last week and was in town Monday, but it seems he only wanted a few people there. Probably doesn’t want to have to answer real questions.  The hubby and grandson was at the Livestock Market on Monday and who walked in .. Govenor Scott. He stopped, introduced himself, and shook their hands. He hung around watching the sale and spoke with some of the buyers and workers ... pretty cool not knowing he was going to be there. My wife and I write this letter to publicly thank our son’s teachers during his tenth grade year. With their help and guidance, our son had a great year. He was one of the 35% who passed the dreaded FCAT 10th Grade Reading Test at Okeechobee High School. He also passed the writing portion of FCAT. So, thank you Mrs. Lunt, Mrs. Stiles, Mrs. McKee, Ms. Hord, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Buckner, Mr. Olive and Mr. Jenkins. There was not a day passed that our son did not come home with a story about one of you...all positive. Congratulations to Ms. Hord for being selected as teacher of the year for the district. We know that Ms. Hord makes Chemistry interesting. Also, a shout out goes to Ms. Sills in guidance for her insights. Okeechobee should be proud to have professionals like those we mentioned. There are more in our school district. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Michael and Lynn Smith OkeechobeeSomewhat confusedThere are days I just feel plain dumb. Sometimes I feel like I’m in a daze, or have woken up confused. I just can’t seem to understand things. I look at something and it appears to defy comprehension. Is it me? I ask, or are things really awry in the minds of men. (I’m not sure I want to know the answer.) Recently in our local paper we have seen, let’s see, a man drag his girlfriend over a fence by her hair. Another slashed his girlfriend in the face and neck with a knife in front of her kids. A sheriff’s deputy beat his wife almost to death and get out on a $1,500 bond while a woman accused of stalking gets a $15,000 bond. A man stabs his wife because she “dissed” him. Another strangles his girlfriend and breaks her nose. I’m sure I’ve missed some entries. Then if you look to the Treasure Coast, we have a couple of women being set on re with gasoline, a couple being shot to death in front of the kids, stabbed to death in front of the kids, some murder suicides that take out the whole family, etc. I’m hesitant to look further a eld. These are the ones that hit the news. How many don’t? Martha’s House receives an average o f one law enforcement report a day of alleged domestic violence. These are the cases sufcient enough for a person to have the courage or fear to call 9-1-1. From the hundreds and hundreds of victims we talk to each year, many have never called 9-1-1, or only do so after things have become intolerable. Back to me feeling dumb, dazed and confused: maybe I just am, but I don’t wan t to think this behavior is acceptable for ou r community or society. This can’t be acceptable family life. Home is the safe place to be, right? We are better than this: this violenc e in relationships, this abject disregard for others, particularly the children witnesses, this seeming gender and maybe judicial inequality. It doesn’t have to be this way, does it? I f I could be smart, alert, and of clear mind, I’d say we have the power to change this. Bottom line it starts with each of us. In ou r own choices and personal responsibility/accountability, then in being astute to demand the same from those to whom we give authority over us. Is it really that hard to mak e choices that consider the welfare of others before ourselves? Even if it is, wouldn’t it b e worth the effort. All day every day, choose boldness fo r what is right, choose to be accountable, choose to be violence free. Choose. Jonathan Bean Martha’s House, executive directorRaulerson HospitalI recently had out-patient surgery at HC A Raulerson Hospital. I received the best o f care during my stay. Special thank you to Dr. David Sigelow and Dr. Taylor. Many, man y thanks especially to the nurses, Chris, Giorgiana and April. The expertise, kindness and professionalism of the doctors and nurses was of the highest quality. I would not hesitate referring our local hospital to family and friends. Thank you so very much. Sincerely, Ms. Dorothy H. Schantz June 20, 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. 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All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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Special to the Okeechobee News Continuing his focus on job creation and promoting Florida’s agriculture industry, Governor Rick Scott spent his tenth ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Day as a ranch hand with the W illiamson Cattle Company in Okeechobee. The multi-generational family operation is managed by the fourth generation of the Williamson family and includes many second and third-generation employees. “Every job is important to our state’s economy, and I am working to make Florida the best place for businesses to grow and expand, including the companies that make up Florida’s cattle industry,” Governor Scott said. “I am committed to making sure the $4-billion economic impact of Florida’s cattle ranching industry continues to be a signi cant part of our state’s economy.” Saddling his horse around 7 a.m., Governor Scott began the day rounding up cattle from some of the operation’s roughly 10,000 acres and herding them into cow pens. He helped select cattle to be sold at market later in the day, as well as weighed and administered de-worming medicine to calves. Before breaking for a lunch of barbecued beef brisket, the Governor assisted with building and mending fences. During the afternoon, Governor Scott helped take the selected cattle to the Okeechobee Livestock Market, which has been owned and operated by the Clemons family for three generations. While at the largest livestock market in Florida, the Governor observed the auction and sale of cattle while meeting other ranchers from the area. Later, back at the Williamson ranch, he spent the afternoon assisting with disking pastureland with equipment pulled by a tractor and learning about center-pivot irrigation. He also hauled and unloaded mineral nutrients for cattle and rotated cattle from one pasture to another. According to the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, Florida’s cattle industry is the 11th largest in the United States with just over one million beef cows. The cattle industry supports a vast network of associated businesses, including feed companies, heavy machinery corporations and fertilizer manufacturers. This integrated web of economic organizations helps create jobs and business opportunities in Florida. The Williamson Cattle Company received environmental leadership awards from the Florida Department of Agriculture in 2003 and from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in 2004. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A mother was arrested Monday after deputies found her small daughter walking along U.S. 441 S. near Tires Plus Total Car Care. The mother—Sharon Lynn Bishop, 26—was located in a nearby motel where she had been staying with the child and her siblings. Bishop, S.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, w as arrested June 18 on a felony charge of child neglect. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $1,500. Jail records indicate she has since been released on bond. An arrest report by Deputy Corporal Chris Hans, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that around 9 a.m. three citizens agged down OCSO Deputy Jay Smith in the area of McDonald’s Restaurant and told him about a little girl walking along the busy four-lane highway. Deputy Smith then found the fully-clothed 5-year-old child in the parking lot of Tires Plus where a Florida Power & Light employee was attending to the girl. After speaking to the girl, Deputy Smith learned that she had walked off from a nearby motel, stated the report. After speaking with a motel employee, OCSO Deputy Fred Bradley went to the room where the girl was staying and spoke with Bishop. Bishop, added the report, had apparently just awakened and didn’t know her daughter was gone. The woman’s other children were still in the room. According to Cpl. Hans the door to the motel room was equipped with a dead bolt and other locks, but they apparently weren’t used. Bishop reportedly told deputies that her daughter has “run off” before and she had called law enforcement to help nd her. Cpl. Hans went on to state that he placed Bishop under arrest and the children were turned over to their father. The deputy also contacted the Department of Children and Families, added the report. Cpl. Hans stated that the child was not injured. Mom arrested after child found on highway Sharon Lynn Bishop with the insurance company over coverage. “It’s dif cult to say right now what the likelihood of collections will be and how quick those collections will be,” he admitted. Before moving to Pahokee, Matthew 25 was embroiled in a housing and zoning dispute with Okeechobee County when they created residences for sex offenders in Dixie Ranch Acres and near the former Red Top Dairy. Mr. Colfax said there was testimony about the issue in Okeechobee in the trial. The opposition to the homes in Okeechobee County was one of the reasons they moved the offenders into Pahokee. “They weren’t very public about it and certainly didn’t tell the residents about what was going on until the deal was done,” he added. “The victims lost their homes and can never get them back. Some of the residents had lived there for their entire lives and have had to reestablish their life in other places,” he added. Each of the 14 plaintiffs will receive a portion of the settlement that could range from at least $10,000 to over $100,000. MINISTRIESContinued From Page 1 When questioned, Middleton reportedly told the detention deputies that he had never seen the shank before. Middleton, who lived across the street from Mrs. Christensen, was arrested early July 29, 2009, after investigators from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) spent the night interviewing nearly 100 people. According to OCSO Detective Ted Van Deman, Middleton apparently went to the woman’s home to ask for a loan. “When she turned him down, he lost it,” said the detective in an interview shortly after the arrest. Middleton was charged after a local grand jury handed down a true bill on Sept. 9, 2009. A true bill means the grand jury found suf cient evidence to charge him with the capital offense of premeditated rst-degree murder. He was also charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and armed burglary of a dwelling. Middleton is accused of taking Mrs. Christensen’s 42-inch LCD at screen television that he supposedly sold for $200. The weapon used to kill Mrs. Christensen has not been found, according to the reports. Middleton also made news last year after he was beaten unconscious by another accused murderer, Matthew Paul Morris. Morris is charged with the Nov. 15, 2007, killing of John Melvin Hall. He was indicted by an Okeechobee grand jury on Oct. 13, 2009. Besides a number of bruises, Middleton suffered a black eye and a cut over his mouth that had to be closed with stitches. Morris was charged with the felony o f battery by a detainee on a detainee for his alleged part in the ght. MIDDLETONContinued From Page 1 Gov. Rick Scott visits Okeechobee County ranch By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After being arrested on charges of obtaining pills without a prescription, a woman was allegedly found to have over 68 pills in her purse as she was being booked into the county jail. Trina Annitte Marion, 49, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Monday, June 18, on nine felony counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. She was later charged with the felonies of introduction of contraband into a county detention facility, possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), possession of a controlled substance (methylphenidate), possession of a controlled substance (temazepam) and possession of a legend drug (clonidine). She is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a total bond of $37,500. An arrest report by Deputy William Jolly, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that Marion was initially arrested on a local warrant. As she was being booked into the jail, she kept complaining that she had to use the restroom, stated the deputy. Marion was then taken to the bathroom by a detention deputy and as she was being searched a small white pill fell on the oor, stated the deputy’s report. According to the deputy, that pill matched 41 other small white pills (clonidine) found in Marion’s purse. Along with those pills, Deputy Jolly said a search of the woman’s purse turned up 16 yellow capsules (temazepam), 7.5 yellow round pills (methylphenidate) and three large white round pills (oxycodone) were found. The deputy stated that a total of 68.5 pills were found in the woman’s purse. Marion reportedly told the deputy that she had prescriptions for the pills but, added Deputy Jolly, she was unable to produce a valid script. Local woman reportedly caught with pills in jail Trina Annitte Marion Have ‘Coffee with the Commissioner’ July 10Coffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Frank Irby on Tuesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to noon and will be held in Commissioner Irby’s of ce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second Street, Room 241, Okeechobee. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment.

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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.newsza p .com.Charles ‘Bob’ Roup, 82 Charles “Bob” Roup passed away at the Hamrick Home on June 15, 2012. Mr. Roup was born February 23, 1930, in Pottstown, Pa. During his life, Mr. Roup w as a mechanic by trade, now retired. He was proud to be a veteran having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He loved to sh on Lake Okeechobee. He is survived by his son, Charles Roup (Nancy) of Okeechobee; daughter, Bobbie Jean Selig (Mike) of Vero Beach; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held today, Wednesday J une 20, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery w ith Pastor Mark Smith of the Okeechobee Church of God of ciating. Donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Okeechobee Hospice, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.bassokeechobeefh.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. William ‘Bill’ J. Murrish, 66OKEECHOBEE — William ‘Bill’ J. Murrish died at home on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Born in Rochester, Mich., Bill moved to Okeechobee in 1958 with his family. He managed the family owned Williamson Dairy on Highway 98 in Okeechobee for 34 years and drove for Walpole Feed for the past 12 years. He enjoyed a lot of family time and the outdoors; shing, hunting, airboating, and loved to ride his motorcycle. His brothers, Richard and Bob Murrish preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, LaVon Murrish of Okeechobee; sons, Keith (Stephanie), Brian Knaby, both of Okeechobee; daughters, Lesley Watford of Okeechobee, Kimberly (Jason) Elliott of Bryant, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ellen (Tom) Hilborn of Atlanta, Ga., and Barbara (David) Thomas of Okeechobee. He will be dearly missed by everyone; family, grandchildren, friends and his beloved dogs. Graveside services will be at Basinger Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012. 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.Donald L. Carrico, 74 OKEECHOBEE — Donald L. Carrico died at Raulerson Hospital on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Donald was born in Greensboro, N.C. on Feb. 5, 1938. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. A ir Force and was a member of the A merican Legion and a lifetime member of the VFW. Formerly a resident of Ocala and Port St. Lucie, Donald moved to Okeechobee six years ago. He loved his Skipper, his little Man, golf, shing, doing lip sync shows and the Tarheels. Don was a thoughtful, caring, opinionated person who never met a stranger and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He will be missed and remembered by many. He is survived by his anc and love of his life, Marian Merrill of Okeechobee; a son, Donald L. Carrico II of Ocala; brother, Ronald Carrico of Reidsville, N.C.; niece, Ronda (Eddie) Bullock of Randleman, N.C.; and a nephew, Steven Carrico of Jamestown, N.C; and a special friend who lives next door, Traci Grimes. A memorial will be held at a later date. Friends may send online condolences to w ww.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. William ‘Bill’ Marvin Jenkins, 80SEBRING — William “Bill” Marvin Jenkins passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at his home. He was born September 29, 1931, to Estus John and Lettie Golden (Green) Jenkins, in Cairo, Ga. and had been a resident of Florida since 2000. He was a truck driver and had sung with the Singers for Jesus Gospel group. He is survived by his beloved Kathleen of Sebring; sons, Marvin (Pam) Jenkins, Ft. Myers, Fla and Ray (Emma) Williams of Tenn.; daughters, Donna (Seller) Prescott, Lake Placid, Fla. and Janice E. Messer, S.C.; step-children, Connie Beagles of Sebring, George R. (Lori) Hayes, Okeechobee, Fla., Sandra (Randy) Barnhill, Okeechobee, Susie (Scott) Major, Okeechobee; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at graveside in Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee, Fla. on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 11 a.m. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Florida 33870, 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com.George Washington Marshall, Sr., 71 OKEECHOBEE — George Washington Marshall, Sr. died June 19, 2012, at Raulerson Hospital. He has been a resident of Okeechobee since 1985, and enjoyed bass shing, poker, and traveling. Mr. Marshall is preceded in death by his wife, Edna; daughter, Lavinia; and his brothers, William and James. He is survived by two sons, John J. Marshall (Mary Anne) of East Millsboro, Pa. and George Marshall, Jr. (Brenda) of Okeechobee; as well as his three daughters, Bernice Marshall (Eddie) of Carmichaels, Pa., Thelma Marshall Ball of Okeechobee and Georgia Marshall Price (Chris) of Cedartown, Ga. Mr. Marshall is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; his brother. Raymond Marshall (Cathy) of Richeyville, Pa.; sister, Sarah Swaney of Smithville, Pa.; brother-in-law, John Smalley of Okeechobee; and his beloved dog, Snow Ball. A visitation will be held at the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 4 to 5 p.m. with a service to follow at 5 p.m. In lieu of owers donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee P.O. Box 1548 Okeechobee, FL 34973 or the American Cancer Society All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012 Parks and Rec opens adult softball registrationThe Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation Department is accepting team registration for the Adult Softball Summer League. A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at the OK Softball Fields. All interested managers, of cials and players are encouraged to attend. The deadline to register is Friday, July 6. League fees are: Men--$375, Women--$325, Co-ed--$325. For more details, call 863-763-6950.Democratic Executive Committee set to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will be having their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 21, beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room o f Beef O’Brady’s. Any interested Democrats are encouraged to attend.Free football camp opens next weekChaka’s Stars Foundation presents John Grace’s Proskills Football Camp on Friday, June 22. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m. Camp starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School football practice eld. Ages 5-18 are encouraged to attend this fun camp to learn the fundamentals of football. No experience in football is needed.Eagles North hosts steak nightCome and join us for steak night on Friday, June 22, starting at 5:30 p.m. Music b y Lisa. Card bingo is on Saturday, June 23 at 5 p.m. Treat yourself to some fun! All proceeds to bene t the Community Bene t Fund. 9985 U.S 441 N.Shenanigan’s holds chicken wing eating contestCome for the all you can eat chicken wing eating contest, to be held at Shenanigan’s on Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. There will be live music provided by Jake Hair and the Flatland Band. Barbecue plates of park, baked beans, cole slaw and a roll for $8. Fifty/ fty tickets will be sold with proceeds to buy the Okeechobee Track Team uniforms. Bring the family and lawn chairs. Rules and regulations will apply for the wing eating contest. Contact Karen or talk to management at 863-357-6100.Summer Teen Dance plannedCome to the B.R.A.T. Club Summer Teen Dance set for Saturday, June 23 from 7-10 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. Admission price of $7 includes pizza, soda, chips, entertainment. ‘Tweens and teens from 12-16 are invited. For more information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Community Events See radio Hams from Okeechobee demonstrate crisis readinessOn the weekend of June 23-24, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with Okeechobee’s ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about. Their slogan “When All Else Fails, Ham Radio Works,” is more than just words to the hams as they can provide messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, internet or any other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis. The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will demonstrate the Amateur Radio at the Walmart Parking Lot, north end, on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday and ending at 4 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes.

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Eighth A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested June 13 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (roxycodone). Her bond was set at $5,000.  Sheretta Shelet McNeil, 30, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 14 by Deputy Joseph Hall on felony charges of possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Her bond was set at $10,000.  Kelly Jo Harper, 48, N.E. 11th Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested June 15 by Deputy John Fisher on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging her with violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker. She is being held without bond.  Kim White, 42, S.W. 40th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested June 15 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on felony charges of burglary of a structure and grand theft. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. Her bond was set at $15,500.  Todd Vernon Yennard, 40, S.W. 40th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested June 15 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on felony charges of burglary of a structure and grand theft. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $31,000.  Nelson Dewitt Ross, 47, Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, was arrested June 15 by Deputy Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the felony of driving under the in uence with priors and the misdemeanor of refusal to submit to breath, blood or urine test. His bond was set at $125,000.  Julio Cesar Luna, 27, Ohland Ave., Lorida, was arrested June 15 by Deputy Corporal A ric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in uence. His bond w as set at $2,500.  Randy Ammons, 49, N.W. 42nd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 15 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer with v iolence and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. His bond was set at $2,000.  William J. Cabello, 22, N.E. 48th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 16 by Deputy Bryan Holden on a charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant person. His bond was set at $25,000.  Agustin Garcia, 18, S.E. 46th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 17 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with violation of probation possession of cannabis with intent to sell/deliver within 1,000 feet of a school (two counts). He is being held without bond.  Jeffrey Keith Stone Jr., 32, S.W. 177th Ave., Homestead, was arrested June 18 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $750.  Thaddeus L. Terrell, 26, N.W. 33rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, was arrested June 18 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with lewd and lascivious exhibition in the presence of a correction facility employee. His bond was set at $100,000.  Carlton H. Salmon, 31, Christopher St., Winter Garden, was arrested June 18 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with lewd and lascivious exhibition in the presence of a correction facility employee. His bond was set at $10,000.  Thomas Juarez Hiligua, 32, N.W. 12th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 18 by Deputy Kari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $100,000.  Ronald William Feldpusch, 41, N.E. 31st Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 18 by Deputy Kari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with burglary of a dwelling with an assault or battery. His bond was set at $75,000.  Christopher Roundtree, 37, Staten Road, Hahira, Ga., was arrested June 18 by Deputy Kari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $10,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) deputies are searching for the person or persons involved in the theft of ve young calves from an area dairy. A report by OCSO Deputy Matthew Hurst indicated the ve, 1-week-old calves were taken during the nighttime or early morning hours of Monday, June 18, from a Bishop Dairy Barn located on U.S. 98 N. The deputy’s report stated that three holsteins, one brown swiss and one bull were taken from their pens located near a milking barn. Deputy Hurst indicated the calves are valued at $200 each. A sixth animal had been released from its pen but it was not taken. All of the calves, except for the bull, had yellow ear tags. Owner Hamilton Lee Bishop reportedly told the deputy that the gate to the dairy was closed but not locked. Calves stolen from area dairy

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Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet Thursday, June 21, at the Basinger Community Center. A potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m., followed by services at 7 p.m. Rev. Arlund Cook will be the featured speaker. For more information, call Doyle McDuf e at 863-763-2285. Sky Vacation Bible School is scheduled for the week of June 18-22, 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 what it w ould 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 with God! Join the fun activities, crafts, music and more! Register by calling 863-763-5042 or register on-line at w ww.tinyurl.com/PeaceVBS2012. Oakview Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School Amazing Wonders Aviation Camp from June 18-22, 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 to Fountain of Life Church Registration is for students 5-12 years old. Call 863-7638945 and leave a message with your child's name and phone number. The focus will be the Amazing Desert Journey, where Jesus leads us home. Fountain of Life Church V acation Bible School runs from June 25-29, from 6 to 8 p.m. If you have any questions, please call 863-763-8945. Haven of Rest Church in Cedar Plaza w ould like to invite the youth of Okeechobee and surrounding areas to attend a Youth Revival on Thursday, June 21, Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Evangelist Mark Hall, Jr. Come join in praise and worship. Everyone is welcome. 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 863-2548304. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! 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. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have an indoor garage sale in the fellowship hall located behind the Okeechobee Christian Academy on Saturday, June 30 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you would like to donate goods for the sale, tax-deduction receipts will be available. You can bring items to the fellowship hall Thursday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or call 763-7800 for more information. Big Lake Church of God by Faith 1002 NW Ninth Avenue will host a program entitled, under the leadership of Elder Patrick Silos on Saturday, June 30, at 2 p.m. The public is invited. 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. St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, on State Road 78 at Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge, is one of the meal sites for the Glades County School District Summer Food Service Program from June 18 through August 9. Meals will be provided Monday-Thursda y from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All children ages 2 to 18 years old are eligible for meals and activities at no charge. No pre-registration or paperwork is required. All children are welcome! A rea churches host Vacation Bible School programs 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 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! 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 8 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012 Upcoming local Blood DrivesCome and give the gift of life to someone in your own hometown. The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations through the end of June and into the month of July.June Friday, June 22 Publix, 16 p.m. Saturday, June 23 St. Stephen's AME Church, 10 a.m.2 p.m. Tuesday, June 26-Wal Mart, noon5 p.m. Friday, June 29 Publix, 26 p.m. Saturday, June 30 -Wal Mart, 11 a.m.4 p.m. July Friday, July 6 Publix, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 8 More to Life Ministries, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, July 13 Walgreen's, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, July 15 Golden Corral, 11 a.m.4 p.m. Thursday, July 19 SFWMD, Hwy 70 Sta., Noon5 p.m. Saturday, July 21 Publix, Noon5 p.m. Sunday, July 22 Lodge at the Lake, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

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Come check it out for yourself! 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! By Dr. Ron Woody Okeechobee Cancer CenterHello! I am Doctor Ron Woody, physician at Okeechobee Regional Cancer Center. I am a native Floridian, born in Jacksonville Naval hospital and a graduate of both FSU University and University of Florida Medical School. (So no rivalry since Im a hybrid.) Im writing to tell you about state of the art cancer treatment located right here in Okeechobee and you will be treated here and not shipped to the coast (except for planning of your treatment) or anywhere else where you dont have the support of your family and friends. At the cancer center, we are capable of delivering Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Now, you dont have to know the details, all you need to know is it allows us to concentrate the radiation where it is needed and even shape the area to conform to your anatomy, avoiding excessive radiation of normal, noncancerous tissue. The treatments are painless and the only side effects are localized to the treatment area, unlike chemotherapy which affects the entire body and bone marrow. Recently, IMRT has been found to be superior to proton therapy in some tumors! Giving equal or better cure rates and less long term side effects! This was a relative surprise since the ONLY advantage of protons was supposed to be sparing of normal tissue. Whew! Thank God I dont have to go spend 125 million dollars! About the only thing superior about protons is the expense. It is a failure of our system to approve technology for use before it is proven to be effective. If you are treated at Okeechobee Cancer Center, you will also have the advantage of your treatment being planned using the only PET/ CT simulator on the Treasure Coast! This is one of the most important and useful technological advances in the staging of and treatment of cancer. A PET/CT is signi“ cantly more accurate because the CT portion cuts down on FALSE positive and negative interpretations. (Improves by as much as 15 to 30 percent or more.) So remember, if a PET is ordered, it is better done on a combination scanner for staging and treatment. The major advantage of using a PET/ CT simulator is in showing more accurately the extent of the tumor. Since as a Radiation Oncologist my job is basically that of a target shooter, the PET keeps me from missing the target (cancer) by telling me to treat more or most importantly allows me to treat less thereby reducing side effects! You only have access to this technology at Okeechobee Cancer Center. Okeechobee Cancer Center Offers State of the Art Cancer Treatment Locally 10 11 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012 June 20, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Because no one else quali ed to run for the of ce, Okeechobee County Tax Collector Celeste Watford will soon be serving her fourth term. In the previous three elections she was unopposed. Mrs. Watford would like to thank the citizens of Okeechobee for the faith and trust they have put in her. She says it has been an honor to serve them. The biggest challenge she sees in the coming term is taking over the issuance of driver's licenses from the state. That is scheduled to take place July 1, 2013. The tax collector's budget is controlled by the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR). Mrs. Watford is hoping the DOR will fund three new employees to help with the new task. She is planning on training her current employees to issue driver's licenses also. Then all her employees, regardless of their other duties will be able to issue driver's licenses. Since the fees from issuing driver's licenses will not pay the entire cost of performing that additional duty, Mrs. Watford said she will have to tighten her belt in other operating areas in order to be able to fund that additional duty. She said that last year the Okeechobee driver's license of ce conducted over 14,000 transactions. So that is the anticipated increase in the tax collector's work load. The contract has not been awarded for the construction of a new building for the tax collector. However, it is hoped that construction will be completed in time for the tax collector to move in before taking on the additional responsibility of issuing driver's licenses.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Watford to serve fourth term Celeste Watford By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The City of Okeechobee may soon have a new employee lling a new position. Not long ago the Okeechobee City Council approved the creation of two new positions, public works operations supervisor and director of public works. Long time city employee Donnie Robertson, who has been serving as head of the public works department, was named public works supervisor. The city advertised for the position o f public works director which city administrator Brian Whitehall envisions as a hybrid between Mr. Robertson's old job and the position of city engineer, which the city no longer has. Mr. Whitehall said the city sent out 32 applications packets. Of the number, 12 were returned and four of those 12 were from Okeechobee. Mr. Whitehall is hoping to present his candidate for the job at the cit y council meeting on July 17. Mr. Whitehall sees the new position o f public works director as freeing up Mr. Robertson from some of the engineering tasks he has been performing and allowing him to have more hands-on supervisory time over public works crews. The public works director will take over some of Mr. Robertson's old duties as well as some engineering duties. While technically the director of public works will be Mr. Robertson's boss, Mr. Whitehall sees them as working together closely. City to hire public works director Special to the Okeechobee News/ Shared ServicesSewing it up!My Aunt’s House, Summer Basic Sewing Program, rst-year sewing camper, Addison Laskey, 10 years old, sewed this dress at home after only three days of sewing camp. Interested in learning how to sew at camp call, 863-634-2306. Dog Training Seminar with Dog behaviorist, Tibor Feigel of ZEN K-9 is returning to the Okeechobee Pet/Rescue shelter by popular demand on July 15, from 1 until 3 p.m. Tibor Feigel lead trainer of Zen-K9 will address owner behavior concerns and behavioral modi cation during a twohour seminar. Tickets are on sale in advance at the Pet/Rescue shelter. Seating is limited. Cost is $25 per person or $45 per family. Those who adopted dogs from the shelter will get a $5 discount. Pet Rescue hosts dog behaviorist, Tibor Feigel

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL S. Scott Tapper, M.D., F.A.C.S.Board Certi ed General Vascular SurgeonSpecializing in the Removal of Varicose Veins Minimally Invasive In Of ce Procedure Performed more than 1500 Endo Venous Laser Ablation procedures Insurance Accepted beforeafter2169 S.E. Ocean Blvd. Stuart772-286-5501symmetrylaservein.com GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net MRI ADVERTISE HERE TODAY! CALL 863-763-3134 FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted Specialty Trained/Board Certi ed Radiologists The Best is Right Here! Okeechobee’s FINEST Open MRI OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE 2 Blocks North of CVS Drugstore115 NE 3rd St. Suite A 863-824-6736 12 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012 As the weather has heated up, so too have Florida’s alligator and crocodile activities, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds Floridians and visitors to be cautious when having fun in and around water. Florida is home to two native crocodilians: the American alligator, which is found in all 67 counties; and the American crocodile, which may be found in coastal areas of the Keys and in southeast and southwest Florida. Both species have shared Florida’s w aters with people for centuries. The FWC recommends keeping pets away from the water. There are other precautionary measures people should take to reduce the chances for con icts with alligators and crocodiles, and they are available in the Living with Alligators brochure at MyFWC.com/Alligator and the Living with Crocodiles brochure at MyFWC.com/Crocodile. The FWC advises, if you have concerns with an alligator or crocodile that poses a threat to you, your pets or property, call the FWC’s Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866FWC-GATOR (392-4286). Alligators and crocodiles are an important part of Florida’s heritage and play a valuable role in the ecosystems where they live. For more information on alligators and crocodiles, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator. W arm weather means active alligators, crocodiles Special to the Okeechobee News/ Parks and RecThe TitansOkeechobee Parks and Recreation League 2 Champions are The Titans (6-5). Team members are: Will Jackson, Chance Murphy, Mike Bennett, Brian D., Greg Bennett, Brice Buckner, Jason McClanahan, Wayne Ripperdon, Kyle Buckner, Chris Craig, Jesse Herrera, Walt Esser and Tommy Comfot. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Parks and RecThe OutlawsOkeechobee Parks and Recreation League 1 Champions are the Outlaws (11-1). Team members are: Frankie DeCarlo, Jarred Ward, Robert Schriber, Brandon Gabbard, Charlie Micco, Ricky Rhuda, Danny Bonilla, Jared Morris, John Kemp and Jeff Hannah. Not shown: JR Suarez, Robbie Spires, Phillip White, Robert Barnes. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Parks and RecThe CowboysOkeechobee Parks and Recreation League 1 Runnersup are the Cowboys (8-4): Jeb Chandler, Camren and Harry Tewksburry, Budgie Daugherty, Jake Davenport, Tim Higgins, Travis Conrad, Brian Ward, Neal Crawford, Cody Story, Justin Rodriguez and Freddy Love. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Parks and RecFaith Farm BullsOkeechobee Parks and Recreation League 2 Runnersup are the Faith Farm Bulls (2-9). Team members are: Jeff Birbeck, Derek Brooks, Chase Chandler, Dale Ef andt, Sean McKenna, Robbie Frazee, Mark, Wayne Wright, Jesse Williams, Glenn, Tim Bechard, Andrew Fredenburg, Zenen Ramos and Steve. Okeechobee Golf Country Club Gold Tee Golf winners for June 15 were: rst place tie, V ern Johnso and Bob Meyers; second place, Chet Hendren; third place tie, George Guydosh and Dan Birdshaw. Gold Tee Winners

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Garage/ Yard Sales Estate Sale Sold our home in Buckhead Ridge. Hundreds of quality items at low prices. 2 upright freezers, light oak dining set w/6 chairs plus hutch, wood computer desk, shing equipment, tools, kitchen items, men & women clothing. Fri, June 22 8am -2pm Sat June 23 8am -2pm cash only1123 Oak St Take Rt 78 to Buckhead Ridge, turn south at Ridge Market to Chinabury, go left to Oak St. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeAccounts Payable position in Okeechobee open for Home Builder. Accounts Payable experience preferred, construction knowledge a plus. Fax resume to: 561-688-0909 Experienced Auger Driver for local deliveries. Must know the area,have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts Available. Apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply, 2595 NW 8th St. Full Charge Bookkeeper Dfwp. Full time. Submit resume to: 312 SW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL. Sales customer service representative needed for inside retail sales. Hours Mon thru Fri 8am-6pm and Sat 9am-1pm. Please email your resume to paulrieck13@gmail.com Employment MedicalNeed LPN / RN for outpatient services in Hendry Co. Temp. Position (35 hours a week) to start ASAP! Bilingual (Eng/Span) preferred due to the population being served. For info, call Dir. of HR at (863) 983-1423 or send an email to hgbhc13@ embarqmail.com. Shop here first! The classified ads Employment WantedI am looking for a job, Nanny, companionship, I do cooking and light housekeeping. Call 305-797-7981 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com FurnitureLarge Executive Desk and ling cabinets. Like new executive desk. Lots of work space and ling space in the desk. Two four drawer ling cabinets and a Storage cabinet are thrown in with the desk or sold seperatley. $350.00/or best offer. (863)357-1820 Pets/SuppliesFOR SALE BLUE PIT PUPPIES 5 MONTHS OLD. HAD ALL SHOTS. $150.00 CALL RHONDA 863-634-4407 Mini Doxie pups TINY 3Fs 2Ms, all colors, CKC reg $450.00. (863)801-6144. Yorkie Puppy 15 weeks old. Needs a good home. $350.00 OBO Call 863-801-5420 Yorkipoo Pups shots, health cert. Male $400/Female $500. Deposit holds for June 30 PU. Parents on Prem. “adorable must see!” 863-610-2725. Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. FREE TOWING. (863)484-2012 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $16.00 a piece. Coastal and Oat Hay Mix $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 Farm ProducePEAS FOR SALE BLACKEYE, PINKEYE, AND ZIPPERER PEAS. BUSHEL UNSHELLED $16.00 8-LBS SHELLED $16.00 TO ORDER CALL 863-634-1316 OR 863-634-7051 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsAPARTMENT 2/1 Duplex Center of Town Painted, Tile, W/D, Very Clean, Corner lot. $700 monthly $350 Security Deposit. No Pets Call 24/7 Dave 863-634-9899 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 FEMALES STUDIO APT $360/MO. Everything included, AC, elec, cable and internet. Private entrance, quiet country setting, (863)801-8278 ApartmentsVIKING/PRAIRIE 1 br. Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Houses Rent1004 SE 8th Drive Newly Remodeled 2 bed, 1 bath $685.00 All appliances, tile oors, hurricane windows. July occupancy Last, security, references. Chris 863-447-3282 anytime Kings Bay CBS Home, 2/2, 1 car garage, $950 mo., F/L/S, References. Call 561-707-0868 OKEE 2/1, $459 mo. Beautiful ranch setting located 12 miles N.E. of town. Water, Lawn, pest, and trash incl. Pasture avail. Recently remodeled. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800. No Pets. Office Space RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleOKEECHOBEE 3br, 2ba, in River Oak Acres, riverside. Call for information (863)824-0311 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Lots SaleGreat Building Lot Located in Brentwood Estates. 0.65 acres, water deposit paid, house pad in place to accommodate up to 3500 SQ. ft. home. REDUCED TO $39,500 CARL @ 863-634-8617 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home LotsMobile Home Lot for Rent Off North West 30th Street, close to Elementary School and Hwy 98. Call for more info. 863-697-1168 Mobile Home Rent2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Mobile Home, central air, most utilities paid small deposit $500.00 a month. Call 812-989-3022 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home for rent. 1 acre lot in Pioneer Estates. $600 per month, rst, last, security. 863-634-3200 evenings BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Mobile Home RentLovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. Just 15 minutes from Okeechobee and 1 1/2 mile from Kissimmee River boat ramp. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 Mobile HomeSaleNew Jacobsen doublewide only $49,900 on your lot. Easy nancing available. Call 863-357-4848 Palm Harbor Village Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go! New Homes Start at $39,900 800-622-2832 ext 210 Very large bank repo doublewide 4br/2bath. Like new Zone III Excellent family home on your lot or acreage. $49,900 includes a/c, skirting and setup. 863-357-4848 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats1997 Godfrey “SWEETWATER” 80 HP Yamaha, seats 15, live well, privacy change and more. Must see. $5,800.00 (863)763-4775 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 14 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012 IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE -12:30 P.M. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE -1:45 P.M. PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE 2:00 P.M. CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER COMMITTEE 2:45 P.M. CURRICIULUM COMMITTEE 3:00 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 420255 ON 6/20/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 418465 ON 6/20/2012 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 Public Notice Public NoticeRFP NO. ADM 02-00-06-12 CITY OF OKEECHOBEE HOUSING PROGRAM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The City of Okeechobee hereby requests PROPOSALS from quali ed bidders for the rehabilitation of up to ve (5) single family housing units located in the City as a part of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 11DB-H08 project. Proposals are due no later than 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 and delivered or mailed to: City of Okeechobee General Services Department, 55 S.E. Third Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 (the City will not assume any responsibility for proposals received past the bid opening time). Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be opened or considered. Proposals should be submitted in a separate sealed envelope marked “RFP No. ADM-02-00-06-12 CITY OF OKEECHOBEE HOUSING PROGRAM” in accordance with the instructions distributed at the mandatory walk-thru meeting. All bids must be accompanied by copy of license and proof of insurance if not already provided to City. Each contractor must satisfactorily complete one job through the Housing Rehabilitation Program before receiving any additional contracts. No contactor will be awarded more than ve (5) homes unless they are able to demonstrate that they have the nancial capacity, staf ng, and ability to nish projects within the speci ed completion time. For speci c project information, contact Mr. Clint Hines at 863-558-9454. Bids will be opened as soon after the 11:00 a.m. submission time on Thursday, July 25, 2012 in the City Council Chambers, Second Floor, at City Hall located at 55 S.E. Third Avenue in Okeechobee. A mandatory meeting and contractor walk-thru for review of these projects will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, Second Floor at City Hall located at 55 S.E. Third Avenue in Okeechobee. Any rm not represented at this meeting will be unable to bid. All potential bidders must be in the Council Chambers no later than 10:05 a.m. in order to participate in this RFP. City of Okeechobee reserves the right to accept or reject bids. City of Okeechobee is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeking Minority Contractor Participation and promotes Fair Housing. JAMES E. KIRK, Mayor 420226 ON 6/20/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000681 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff -VS.Pamela Kane f/k/a Pamela J. Schwendenmann; David Almon Pierce; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; 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 May 15, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000681 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff and Pamela Kane f/k/a Pamela J. Schwendenmann are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on July 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOTS 11, 12 AND 13, BLOCK 48, EL MIRASOL, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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, Blame 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 pays 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 paret 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. DATED this 15th day of May, 2012. 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 418641 ON 6/20,27/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2007 389 CA Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, -vs. James Suggs and Kimberly Suggs, his wife; Kissimmee Prairie Enterprises, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; 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 entered in Civil Case No. 2007 389 CA of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff and James M. Suggs and Kimberly Suggs, his wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on July 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 14, SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS (A/K/A) LOT M OF THE TRACT 14, SECTION 14-34-33. TOGETHER WITH DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE, YEAR: 2006, MAKE: THE ELCAR COACH DIVISION, MODEL-FLEETWOOD; VIN# GAFL575A77551CY31 & GAFL575B77551CY31, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED THEREON. 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 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 418638 ON 6/20,27/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000156 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. ANNA HINES UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNA HINES,UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, 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: LOT 19, BLOCK 1, SECOND REVISED PLAT OF WILCOX SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 16, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 825 SE 4th ST, 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 N 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on July 25, 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. Clerk of the Circuit Court Sharon Robertson By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 417026 ON 6/20,27/2012 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice 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 34972 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 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: May 2, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 417022 ON 6/13,20/2012 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000535 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP. F/K/A GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING CORPORATION Plaintiff, VS. DAVID BRAGUE A/K/A DAVID L. BRAGUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID BRAGUE A/K/A DAVID L. BRAGUE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); DISCOVERY MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTING, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure 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 2, OTTER CREEK ESTATES UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. To include a: FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES 1995 VIN FLFLR70A22958SK31 69615029 1995 FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES YIN FLFLR70B22958SK31 69615030 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on July 25, 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 11th day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita 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 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, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 417615 ON 6/20,27/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Donna J. Dortch Kellman, Petitioner and Lloyd E. Kellman, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Lloyd E. Kellman YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Donna Kellman, whose address is PO Box 2794, Okeechobee on or before 3-27-2012, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Court O p erations 1st Floor 312 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000382 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP -VS.William J. Tomlinson; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; 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 May 15, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000382 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, Plaintiff and William J. Tomlinson are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury A ssembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on July 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 21 AND 22, BLOCK 2, PETIT PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 ttrparticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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 al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou apary you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou j wen on seri de id. 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 parit 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 j ou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Me 711. DATED this 15th day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 418651 ON 6/20,27/2012 15 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit’s Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: 4-2-12 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 420089 ON 6/20,27;7/4/2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-179 IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL LEDWARD EARNEST, a/k/a MICHAEL L. EARNEST Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the le number are indicated above. The address of the Court is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedent’s estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or liquidated, you must le your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with the court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT’S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is June 18, 2011. The date of rst publication of this Notice is June 20, 2012. Personal Representative: ASHLEY TRIPP 1007 SW 10th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 420245 ON 6/20,27/2012

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Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE The St. Johns River Water Management District (District) issued consumptive use permit(s) at least ve years ago for the water use(s) described below. The permit(s) contained a condition requiring the permittee(s) to submit a compliance report demonstrating that the permitted water use(s) will continue to meet the District’s permitting rules for the duration of the 20-year permit(s).The District gives notice of receipt of Compliance Report(s) for the following consumptive use permit(s): Individual Consumptive Use Permit(s) Willaway Cattle & Sod LP, 30395 NW 72nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972, application #70361. This is a 10-year compliance report. The District issued a permit on December 11, 2001 for the use of 3.781 million gallons per day (mgd) of groundwater for irrigation of 400 acres of sod and 1000 acres of pasture and for watering 3200 head of cattle. The applicant is proposing the continued use of 3.781 mgd of groundwater for irrigation of 750 acres of sod and 650 acres of pasture, and watering 3200 head of cattle. The withdrawals used by this proposed project will consist of Groundwater from FAS Upper Floridan Aquifer via 3 active wells in Okeechobee County, located in Sections: 1 3, 10 15, and 22 23, Township: 34 South, Range: 34 East, known as Willaway Ranch. The le(s) containing the permit(s) and compliance report(s) are available for inspection Monday through Friday, except for District holidays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the District’s Headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177-2529. You may also view les at one of the District’s service centers, but you should call service center staff in advance to make sure that the les are at a speci c service center. Service center contact information is available online at oridaswater.com/contactus/of ces.html. Additionally, most permit le documents can be viewed online at oridaswater.com/permitting/index.html. To obtain information on how to nd and view permit le documents, visit oridaswater.com/permitting/index.html and select the topic of interest from the “Find permits and applications” heading, and then follow the directions provided under “How to nd a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application le documents.” Decisions on compliance reports for Standard General permits will be made at the District’s service center where the permit was processed, unless the decision on a compliance report is upgraded to a decision on a compliance report for an Individual permit as explained below. A substantial objection to a compliance report for a Standard General permit must be made in writing and led with (received by) the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429, or by e-mail at applicationsupport@sjrwmd.com, within 14 days of noti cation of the compliance report. Please include either the Permit Number or the Project Name in the objection. Noti cation of the compliance report is either the fth day after the date on which the written notice is deposited in the U.S. mail (for those persons who receive actual notice by U.S. mail), the date on which the notice is e-mailed (for those persons who receive actual notice by e-mail), or the date the notice is published in the newspaper (if actual notice is not provided by U.S. mail or e-mail). A “substantial objection” means a written statement directed to the District that identi es the objector, concerns hydrologic or environmental impacts of the consumptive use, and relates to applicable rule criteria. A timely substantial objection will cause the decision on a compliance report for a Standard General permit to be considered a decision on a compliance report for an Individual permit. If the District receives a timely substantial objection from you, then you will receive written notice of the District’s intended decision on the compliance report. Decisions on compliance reports for Individual permits will be made by the District’s Governing Board. Notice of Intended District Decision will be provided to persons who have requested individual notice. A request for individual Notice of Intended District Decision on a compliance report must be received by the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support prior to the date the Notice of Intended District Decision is generated. For compliance reports for Individual permits, you are advised to notify the District within 14 days of noti cation of the compliance report if you have questions, objections, comments, or information regarding the compliance report. If you make a written request to the District for additional information regarding a speci c compliance report, you will be provided an opportunity to obtain the available information. Please note that ling a written objection does not entitle you to a Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, administrative hearing. Victor Castro, Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support St. Johns River Water Management District 4049 Reid Street Palatka, FL 32177-2529 (386) 329-4570 420243 ON 6/20/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2010-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 Pa g e 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 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 31, BLOCK 59, BASSWOOD, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT 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 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott A venue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 6th day of July 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: 2002 Blue Yamaha ZY85 JYACB04C62A004154 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. 420288 ON 6/20/2012 Public NoticeIN 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, NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: A Tattoo Shop Under which we expect to engage in business at: 403 SW 2nd Street In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Alyster Loudermilk Brian Harper Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 18th day of June, 2012. BY: Brian Harper 420241 ON 6/20/2012 Public Notice IN 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 p ro p ert y as set forth in Public Notice 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, othIN 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2010-CA-000577 HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENT URE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGIST ERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN A SSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2005-2 Plaintiff, v. JAMES JOHNSON JR. A/K/A JAMES JOHNSON; TIFFANY A. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES JOHNSON JR. A/K/A JAMES JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIFFANY A. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN T ENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, T HROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST A S SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment 16 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012dated May 15, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2010-CA-000577, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2005-2 is Plaintiff, and JAMES JOHNSON JR. A/K/A JAMES JOHNSON AND TIFFANY A. JOHNSON, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobe County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 25th day of July, 2012 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 18, TALL PINES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 5724 Northeast 4th Lane, 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 May 15, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: SANDRA L. CREECH Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS 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. 418639 ON 6/20,27/2012 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 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 said Final Judgment: 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 er 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 Cler k 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 disabilit y who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 417019 ON 6/13,20/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Shop here first! 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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!! PUBLIC HEARING FOR STATE ROAD (SR) 70/US 441 INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS From NW/SW 4th Avenue to NE/SE 3rd Avenue (SR 70) & from SE/SW 3rd Street to NE/NW 3rd Street (US 441) Okeechobee County, Florida Financial Project Identi“cation No.: 425846 1 52 01 Federal Aid Number: 1503 047 P The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, will conduct a public hearing on the proposed improvements to State Road (SR) 70/US 441 Intersection from NW/ SW 4th Avenue to NE/SE 3rd Avenue (SR 70) and from SE/SW 3rd Street to NE/NW 3rd Street (US 441), in Okeechobee County, Florida. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 401 SW 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida in Okeechobee County. The public hearing will begin as an open house at 5:00 pm, with a formal presentation at 6:00 pm, followed by a public comment period. The proposed improvements include widening and resurfacing the existing SR 70/US 441 intersection to add dual left turn lanes in all directions. The proposed improvements will help to alleviate traf“c congestion at the intersection of SR 70 and US 441. This public hearing is being conducted to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements and in accordance with Federal Executive Orders 11990 (Protection of Wetlands) and 11988 (Floodplain Management). This project is presently in the design phase. The intersection improvements will also involve access management changes with the installation of a raised traf“c separator within the limits of the project. Persons wishing to submit written statements or other exhibits, in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to Kevin Ingle at the contact information below. All exhibits or statements postmarked on or before July, 6, 2012 will become part of the public hearing record. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Kevin Ingle, Project Manager, at least seven (7) days prior to the public hearing. Contact information: Kevin Ingle, P.E., Project Manager, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33831, or by telephone at (863) 519-2740 or toll-free at 1-800-292-3368 Ext. 2740, or by e-mail at Kevin.Ingle@dot.state.”.us. PUBLIC HEARINGDATE: TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012 TIME: 5:00 PM PLACE: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, FELLOWSHIP HALL 401 SW 4TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972Florida Department of Transportation 17 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012 Did you submit a page of news, but only one line got in the paper? You can have it your way! 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.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Foreclosure Sale TRANZON.COM 877.374.4437Former Tire and Auto Service Shop Property Address: 10173 Highway 441 North, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Auction Address: Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Tranzon Driggers | Walter J. Driggers, III, Lic. Real Estate Broker, FL Lic# AU707 & AB3145 See Final Judgment of Foreclosure for complete terms of sale 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. 18 Okeechobee News June 20, 2012 Story and photos by Big O Teen Anglers The Big O Teen Anglers May tournament w as held on May 26 out of Clewiston Public Boat Ramp. It was a tough day but all the anglers brought sh to the scales and 7 had a ve- sh limit. Sixteen anglers weighed in a total of 62 sh for a total weight of 64.09 lbs. Winners in the 11 -14 age group were: 1st Kenny Whaley 5.17 lbs. and big sh 1.56 lbs; 2nd Luke Farmer 4.49 lbs; 3rd Danny Hays 3.90 lbs. (tie); 3rd Josh Hiler 3.90 lbs. Winners in the 15 18 age group were: 1st -Keith Chamberland 7.87 lbs; 2nd Logan Bohannon 6.10 lbs. and big sh 4.21 lbs; 3rd Ty Riva 5.55 lbs. Big O Teen Anglers would like to thank our boat captains: Ernie Johnson, Richard Stiglitz, Robert Haff, Mike Jones, Ben Carroll, Rober Bohannon and Bob Stafford. Thank you also to Mr. and Mrs. Stigliz for the sodas and pizza. The Big "O" Teen Anglers, Inc. will compete June 23 and 24 in the FBFN 2012 Junior State Championship out of Clewiston. Weigh-in will be at 2 p.m. each day. Good shing for Big O Teen Anglers May tourney First place in the 15-18 age group in the May Big O Teen Anglers Tournament was Keith Chamberland with 7.87 lbs. at weigh in. First place in the 11-14 age group in the Big O Teen Anglers Tournament held on May 26 was Kenny Whaley with 5.17 lbs. and a Big Fish at 1.56 lbs. Second place in the 11-14 age group was Luke Farmer with his 4.49 lbs. at weigh in. Logan Bohannon took second place win with 6.10 lbs. at weigh in and a Big Fish at 4.21 lbs. Danny Hays shows off his ne catch which brought him a third place spot in 11-14 age group which he shared with Josh Hiler. Both anglers reeled in 3.90 lbs. /Tied for third was Josh Hiler, who shared the spotlight with Danny Hays in the 11-14 age group in the Big O Teen Anglers May Tournament. Ty Riva had third place locked up with his catch of 5.55 lbs. at weigh in at the Big O Teen Anglers May Tournament. Yard sales planned for Children's RanchReal Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale will be open Tuesday Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the month of June. The ranch welcomes all donations that are in good condition and can be sold, including clothing items.

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