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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 07-11-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 83 12.00 feetLast Year: 9.92 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. C o u n t y f a c i n g County facing s h r i n k i n g b u d g e t shrinking budget ... Page 19 15-year-old driver cited in car accident ... Page 7 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two local detectives are hoping that a new law will help curtail the ever-increasing theft of metal items and their subsequent sale to area recyclers for quick cash. House Bill 885 will not only regulate metal recyclers, but will also make it more dif cult for scrappers' to sell their stolen items. The bill also requires recyclers to report their transactions every day to local law enforcement. Governor Rick Scott signed the bill into law on April 27, and it went into effect July 1. Among other things, the new law: revises the timeframe that recyclers are required to maintain purchase transaction records; de nes restricted regulated metals; changes the way in which sellers are paid; requires the seller of regulated metals to show proof of ownership; provides for increased liability if damages are caused by the theft of utility or communications property; and, releases the owner of metal property of any liability to a person injured in the theft or attempted theft of their property. Detectives Bryan Lowe and Mark Shireman, both of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), are explaining the new law to the ve area recyclers and will also be doing the inspections of these businesses. "The law is aimed at, in my opinion, curbing the thefts we're dealing with," said Detective Shireman, who added that the number o f those thefts is "signi cant." "You can go through almost any foreclosed home in Okeechobee County and the air conditioner coil is missing," added Detective Lowe. "The scrap yards have been taking in Law aimed at stopping ‘scrappers’ Special to the Okeechobee News/ R. TijerinaPonytails are undefeated champsAt their season-ending July 25 softball game, 12 and under Ponytails went undefeated at their district tournament. They defeated Avon Park 10-0, and Lake Placid 12-11 and 3-0. They will now represent Okeechobee in the state tournament to be played in Carrabelle. The Ponytails would like to thank the community and local businesses for their support and donations. Team members are: (back row, left to right) coach Robert Tijerina, Abby Jones, Kaitlynn Wilson, coach Gilbert Nunez, Riley Craig, Alyssa Howard, coach Danielle Craig and Rumor Juarez; (front row) Audrey Craig, Brooke Santiago, Adella Nunez, Sally Tijerina, Beatrice Perez and Sherry Altman. Not pictured are Taylor Carter and Jillian Crosby. For more sports news, see pages 10 and 11. DUI checkpoint successful ... Page 3 OHS football schedule set ... Page 2 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Detention deputies at the Okeechobee County Jail responded quickly and saved an inmate who reportedly tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrist with a razor blade. A report by Deputy Sergeant Robert Coleman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated that Van Willis Smith, 42, was not on lockdown and was allowed to have sanitary supplies such as the razor blade. Smith, of an Edgewater Drive address in Orlando, was in a cell by himself so no other inmates were in danger. He was taken to Raulerson Hospital by emergency medical personnel from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue (OCF/R) where several staples were used to close the Inmate in county jail attempts suicideSee JAIL — Page 8 See SCRAPPERS — Page 8 Scholarship night photos ... inside

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Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. ESE wind around 5 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. East southeast wind around 5 mph. Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. East southeast wind around 5 mph. Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 72. Sixty-seven people lost their lives in Florida last year in boating accidents, and there have already been 28 deaths so far this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which has released its 2011 Boating Accident Statistical Report. The FWC is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and compiling boating accident data for the state. Its statistical report details boating accidents and their causes. “The frequency of boating accidents in Florida and their causes would probably shock most people,” said Investigator Andy Bickel, of the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. “We want to reduce the number of accidents, injuries and deaths on Florida waters,” Bickel said. Drowning is the leading cause of death in boating accidents, statistics show. “There’s an easy x. Wear a life jacket,” Bickel said. “There are several styles of life jackets available to boaters that won’t interfere with your boating experience and may save your life.” Today’s boaters can choose from several models of light and comfortable, in atable belt-pack and over-the-shoulder life jackets that can be worn while shing or enjoying the sun, and they do not interfere with boating activities. Accidents can occur without warning, and if for some reason someone ends up in the water, quite often it’s too late to put on a life jacket. “The leading type of accident continues to be boaters colliding with other boats or objects,” Bickel said. “With the number of boaters in our beautiful state, it’s important to pay close attention to everything that’s going on around your boat.” Statistics repeatedly show that boaters who have taken a basic boating safety class are less likely to be involved in a serious boating accident. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee will have a balanced schedule of ve home and ve away games this y ear which begin with a preseason classic against Moore Haven at the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in a rare matinee on A ug. 25. Home games are scheduled against Port St. Lucie on Aug. 31, St. Lucie West Centennial on Sept. 14, Martin County on Sept. 28, Palm Beach Lakes on Oct. 26 for Homecoming and Olympic Heights on Nov. 2. The Brahmans travel to Arcadia Desoto on Sept. 7, Sebastian River on Sept. 21, Forest Hill on Oct. 5, South Fork on Oct. 19, and Clewiston on Nov. 9. The Brahman bye week is Oct. 12. Head coach Chris Branham said if you had asked him two weeks ago he would have said the schedule looked pretty favorable due to the team’s progress in 7-on-7 tournaments. Since a victory in June, the team has struggled a bit in a weekly league in Pahokee. “Right now we have to bring our best game each week in order to compete,” Branham said. “We hope to put things together in the nal weeks of summer.” The District schedule looks favorable as two high schools have new coaches in Olympic Heights and Palm Beach Lakes. The ve district teams were just (3-27) outside of district play in 2011. “It wasn’t like they beat anyone that was of any quality outside the district. There is a lot of old and a lot of new in the district,” he explained. The non district schedule includes two long-time rivals in Clewiston and Martin County who enjoyed winning seasons last year. St. Lucie West boasts two Pre-Season All Americans and Port St. Lucie returns the offensive player of the year for the Treasure Coast. Branham said he thinks the team can put things together but must play their best game every week to make noise in their district. “I look forward to the competition to see what we’re able to do. It looks promising for us. At the same time they are not a walk through by any means. We have no right after what’s happened in the past few years to expect we will do anything,” he added. The junior varsity Brahmans will have four home games this year as they host Clewiston on Aug. 28, Jensen Beach on Sept. 19, South Fork on Oct. 3 and Sebastian River on Oct. 9. The JV visits Port St. Lucie on Sept. 11, Martin County on Sept. 25, and Centennial on Oct. 16. All of the varsity games begin at 7 p.m. and all of the junior varsity games are set for 6 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Emory Walker Co. Inc.(863) 763-6742 208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. GENUINE COMFORT. CAC014022 Offers expire 8/24/2012. *See dealer for details. Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. RECEIVE UP TO $3,300 between Lennox Rebates, F P & L Rebates and EWC Discount!*on qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System LENNOX KNOWS YOU DONT COMPROMISE. AND NEITHER DO WE. Thats why we dedicate ourselves to product innovation and customer service. So go ahead, get comfortable. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Friends and Neighbors I want to thank all of my many friends and neighbors for all your support in my campaign for re-election as your property appraiser. It has come to my attention that people are not aware that they must be a registered Republican in order to vote in some of the local races on August 14th, The Republican Primary. “In other words if you are registered as a Democrat, Independent or No Party Af liation you will not be able to vote in the Republican Primary Races.THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER OR CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION IS JULY 16TH. I need your support in the August 14th election. If you wish to vote in the Republican primary on August 14th please go to the Supervisor of Elections of ce and change your party af liation now before it is too late. REMEMBER THE DEADLINE TO DO THIS IS JULY 16TH. I thank you again for your support!Paid by W.C. Sherman, Republican, for Property Appraiser 2 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 Okeechobee High School football schedule released Boating statistics show 28 deaths already this year Okeechobee Forecast

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS 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 “The futue of OUR COMMUNITY relies upon strong leadership. With our support, I will continue to work for YOU!” Re-Elect Margaret Garrard Helton County Commissioner Democrats & Republicans will be able to vote for me in the Primary Election on Tuesday, August 14. Paid by Margaret Garrard Helton, Republican for County Commissioner 3 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The period of July 7 through 9 was a busy time for Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue. Fire/rescue responded to nine medical assists, one oil spill, one car re, one structure re and two brush res caused by lightning. They also responded to one medical assist call that was cancelled enroute to respond to a structure re. At 10:48 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, re/rescue responded with one re truck and two personnel to an oil spill in the 34500 block on U.S. 441 N. Upon arrival they found approximately 50 to 75 gallons of used oil spilled on the southbound lane of U. S. 441. The sheriff's of ce established a detour of the southbound lane. The Florida Department of Transportation arrived and applied sand. By approximately 1:30 p.m. normal traf c ow was restored. At 4:34 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, re/ rescue responded with a brush truck and two personnel to a possible brush re in the wooded area adjacent to Lofton Road. Upon arrival they discovered that the brush re had been put out by the property owner with a loader. At 9:28 p.m, on Saturday, July 7, re/rescue responded with two re trucks, one EMS vehicle and six personnel to a structure re at 3202 S.E. 33rd Terrace. A re was located in the wall above the exterior air conditioning unit and was extinguished with water. The state re marshall's of ce and the red cross were contacted. At 11:09 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, re/rescue responded with one re truck. one EMS vehicle and four personnel to a vehicle re at 7555 C.R. 710 E. Upon arrival they found a 2000 Ford Expedition on re. The re was extinguished with 500 gallons of water. No one was at home at the house where the vehicle was parked. At 3:46 p.m. on Monday, July 9, re/rescue responded with one re truck and two personnel to a brush re on N.E. 244th Street. Upon arrival they discovered that lightning had struck a power line causing the line to break and fall to the ground. This sparked a grass re. It was raining and the re was contained to the area around the power line. Florida Power and Light was called to the scene to shut off the power and the re was extinguished. The City of Okeechobee Fire Department had no calls. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. County Fire/Rescue has a busy holiday weekend The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County is accepting applications for Northside Head Start and VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten). Children must have been born before September 2, 2009. Birth Certi cate and Social Security number for the child applying and proof of family income is required. Please call the Northside Head Start of ce at 863-357-8677 for an appointment and additional information. Of ce hours are as follows, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Northside Headstart accepting VPK applicants By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) conducted another DUI Checkpoint operation last week that resulted in several arrests. "We were pleased with the results," said Sheriff Paul May of the June 29 operation, "and we'll be doing more of these in the future." The checkpoint was held on S.E. 40th Ave. and was aimed at getting intoxicated drivers off the road. Another point of the endeavor was to make sure that those who were operating a vehicle had the proper licensing. As a result of the operation, law enforcement of cers: made one DUI arrest; arrested four for driving on suspended licenses; made two drug arrests; issued four speeding citations; issued three child-restraint citations; issued 12 citations for faulty equipment; issued 18 citations for other violations; and, issued 19 written warnings. Sheriff May said DUI checkpoints like this one are a proven enforcement tool that is effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are held enough. "On that particular night we had no one seriously injured in a DUI crash, and that's what we were aiming for," pointed out the sheriff. The Okeechobee City Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol also too k part in the operation. Sheriff: DUI checkpoint was very successful

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Politics I am less concerned about what Mitt Romney does with his money than I am about what President Obama is doing with MY money.OUA OUA needs to raise the prices due to increase of costs. Well how about increasing my wages because of increased costs?  Here we go again with the Entity (OUA), t hey like to be called that because they feel like they’re “Untouchable” in a court of law. T he Entity is saying that the system is underutilized causing the xed cost per customer t o be higher. What that means to them is that c urrent water and sewer use is way short of t he capacity of water and sewer treatment plants. The Entity also says that revenue requirements are $11.2 million while current income from rates are $9.2 million. T he budget is balanced by using reserves. W hat this means in plain English is that they w anna charge the citizens even more with w ater that you CANNOT drink and after you s hower you feel like you’ve come out of a public swimming pool! How in the world does a small one-story town have expenditures of $11.2 million annually? How did y ou get that far in DEBT in the rst place? If an individual were that much in debt could t hey rely on the tax payers to bail them out? NO! The Entity will have to go through the c ourt system just like an individual would and hey, here’s an idea, le for bankruptcy for all the boneheaded decisions that your b usiness has made. That’s what any and all other businesses and individuals have to do w hen they make ill-advised decisions in life.  I have a family that on average my bill is in the $92 to $96 a month for three people. T hey charge you now for a water base rate and a water usage rate. Then, on top of that t hey charge you a sewer base rate and a s ewer usage rate. Fireworks I saw a lot of tents selling reworks. Were all of these tents approved for selling re works by the re marshal? The laws on the use of reworks are not clear except one is that you must have permission from the re marshal to light them for any reason other than to scare birds from an agricultural area. And if you are using them to scare birds, then you must notify the wildlife folks as to what you are doing.  The reworks vendors get around the law by requiring that people who buy the reworks sign a waiver that promises they will not use the reworks except as allowed under state law. The people sign the waiver, buy the reworks and then shoot them off anyway in violation of state law. So the seller is not violating the state law, but the people who set off the reworks are. However, there are too many people breaking the law for the sheriff’s of ce to run around all over the county to enforce it. However, if your reworks cause trouble, for example if they start a brush re, then you would be held liable. They even have your signature on the form when you bought the reworks, stating that you knew the law and would not use the reworks except as allowed by law. So you could not even plead ignorance of the law.  I wanted to express how disrespectful my neighbors were during the Fourth of July. About 9 p.m. they had begun to shoot off reworks. As much as we did not like it, it was the Fourth of July. Thinking all would stop by 10 p.m. or at least 11 p.m. ...NOT... they continued to 1 a.m. They would also shoot off one bottle rocket each day that week every night about 10 p.m. After calling the sheriff’s of ce numerous times, but only told that they could do nothing ... what the heck is that all about? They are disturbing the peace no matter what. I had to get up early the next day at 5 a.m. The of cers would just drive by and do nothing. They had very small children right next to them while shooting the reworks off. Hold the bottle rockets and shooting rockets with their hands. Their poor dog was terri ed, which the poor thing was right in the middle of it and they brought it in once they saw the police come by a few times. I thought their was an ordinance on when they had to stop? It was like they were shooting them at our house. The next day they left all their trash out there ... what a mess. What is wrong with people today? No respect and then you wonder why people nally just go off. They should have been ticketed for disturbing the peace, child endangerment, and animal abuse! What is wrong with this country? People are just plain disrespectful! Thanks for help with the mural projectAs chair of the Okeechobee Main Street Arts and Culture Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge those who where involved with the old Bank Mural project process and the beautiful dedication. First I would like to thank Gil and Marie Culbreth for their sponsorship, oversight and partnership on the mural. Many in our community have always regarded this old bank building as a historical landmark, which now has been brought back to life thanks to this contribution by the Culbreths. I also applaud Gil and Marie for their dedication to the arts, turning their building facade into an outdoor museum of art for all of the community to appreciate. Mural artist Joseph Steiert went way beyond our expectations as he painted our history into a beautiful work of art. I thank Joseph for his hard work and commitment to capture the past accurately. It is evident that his heart was in this project for his community. His talent shines on this majestic project which will be enjoyed, not only by our community but visitors alike, for years to come. We would also like to thank those who assisted throughout the project. Lowry Markham, David Altman and their crew spent numerous hours prepping, painting, cleaning of the building and placement of the mural boards. Their efforts and cooperation were obvious and well appreciated. Thanks to our historians who guided us through the process and particularly Judge Bill Hendry, Jimmy Minehan, Sonny Elliott, Tommy Markham and William Lamartin. On June 21, we were able to present the mural dedication with pride. Many helped us prepare for this well-attended event. Thanks to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce who provided the tent, chairs and sound system; the Okeechobee Police Department who provided escorts so the public would have the opportunity to tour the inside of the bank building; to those who brought their antique vehicles to help create the ambiance of the past and also to Judge Bill Hendry for sharing the history of the building during the dedication as the murals were unveiled. We also appreciate of the support of Phil and Lori Berger who opened their of ce for the artist’s reception, which included a great slide show of historical photos. Finally, a big thanks to the residents of Okeechobee for coming out to the dedication and showing their support. We are also grateful to all of our local media. Thanks to the Okeechobee News, Okeechobee The Magazine, Okeechobe e PennySaver and WOKC radio station. The committee thanks Terry and Maureen Burroughs for their help with getting this project started and working through th e much-needed details. Also a big thanks to OKMS Executive Director Cindy Birdasha w for her help during this past year. Thanks to the City of Okeechobee fo r their support of the OKMS mural program. Through the establishment of a mural ordinance and guidelines, the mural program will continue to ourish. Okeechobee Main Street proudly presents ve murals to the city, which includes the adoption of the Okeechobee Historical Society’s mural on the OHS Freshman Campus. We are pleased to announce that a ne w project is currently underway. Soon th e community and visitors will be able to take a tour of all murals with the aid of a brochur e that will direct and educate the viewer abou t the history and the art of each mural. I personally would like to thank th e Okeechobee Main Street board of directors for their continued support of the Arts and Culture committee. I sincerely thank th e committee for their valuable input and efforts for presenting the arts to the community: Rafael Pacheco, Leslie Stokes, Jennife r Dodd, Kathleen Shatto, Jan Day and Sharon Cannon. If interested in joining the committee, please contact Okeechobee Main Stree t for membership information. Bridgette Waldau OKMS Art and Culture Director July 11, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Local Blood Drives plannedCome and give the gift of life to someone in your own hometown. The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations during the month of July. 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., Noon–5 p.m. Saturday, July 21 – Publix, Noon–5 p.m. Sunday, July 22 – Lodge at the Lake, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, July 27 -Seacoast National Bank, S., 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 2012 OHS Scholarship Night awards Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSR.C. Mattson Memorial ScholarshipR.C. Mattson Memorial Scholarship was presented at the annual Awards Night May 24, in the OHS Lecture Hall. Front row: (left to right) Allyson Matthews, Kelsi Brown, Taylor Mills; (center) Joshua Lea and Raychel Rabon; (back) Trista Mattson and John Stratton. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSFull Sail University ScholarshipFull Sail Scholarship was presented at the annual Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are Sarah Hawthorne, John Boswell and Sharon Coker. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSClub Soccer ScholarshipOkeechobee Club Soccer Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are Celia Fox, Encarnacion Vega, Crystal Garcia and Josephine O’Mallan. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSHistorical Society ScholarshipOkeechobee Historical Society Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are Ashleigh Ezard, Betty Chandler Williamson and Marco Raya. OHS Memorial ScholarshipThe Okeechobee Lions Club/Johnny Mack Kinsaul Memorial Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall to Deion Hayes. Okeechobee The MagazineThe Okeechobee The Magazine Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall to Nicholas Methner. Raulerson Hospital Medical StaffThe Raulerson Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall to Jessica Jimenez and Jennifer Corwin. Republican Party ScholarshipThe Republican Party Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are Joe Arnold and Maranda Fletcher.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Robert E. Sievers, Sr., 84 OKEECHOBEE — Robert E. Sievers, Sr. died peacefully at the Hamrick Home on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Born in Illinois, Robert relocated in 1998 from Maryland. He was a lifetime member of the Elks and Moose. A member of Flotilla 57 and 58, he was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for 15 years. Robert enjoyed shing and boating on the Chesapeake Bay. He was a member of the Salt y Sam’s Camping Club and a fulltime RV’er. He loved to go to Walt Disney World. Robert was preceded in death by his rst wife, Margaret and son, Robert Sievers, Jr. He is survived by his wife, of 13 years, Sylvi a Bedell-Sievers; daughters, Linda (Joe) O’Boyle of Pasadena, Md., Jeanette (Robert) Downes o f Traverse City, Mich.; ve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; step-sons, James Isennoc k of Baltimore, Md., Kenneth (Karen) Bedell o f Baltimore, Md.; step-daughter, Tammy (Aaron) Johnson; and a step-grandson, Brendan Mulchay, both of Lehigh Acres, Fla. Services and burial took place Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park in Elkridge, Md. If friends wish, the family suggests donations be made in Robert’s memory to Hospice o f Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Local arrangements were under the care o f Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Diabetes program plannedLiving with Diabetes will be presented by W anda Haas, RN, CDE, at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility, 203 S.E. Second St., on W ednesday, July 11 at 10 a.m.Sports Complex to host Dive In MovieOkeechobee County Sports Complex Pool w ill host Family Night on Thursday, July 12 from 6-8 p.m. The entry fee of $2 includes pool entrance and Dive in Movie. Popcorn and drinks will be available for sale.Elks Club members to meetOkeechobee Elks Members will meet at the VFW South located on U.S. 441 S.E. just past the blinking light in Treasurer Island at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 .Deadline for summer games have changedOkeechobee County Parks & Recreation is seeking teams for the Okeechobee Summer Games. Teams compete in Olympicstyle events with a fun twist. Tentative events include: relay swim, inner tube sprint, basketball shoot-out, ping pong, hubcap hurling, tug-a-war, etc. It is a two-day competition held Saturday, Aug 4, at the Sports Complex and Saturday, Aug. 11, at the AgriCivic Center. The fee is $100 per team. The deadline has been extended to Friday, July 20 There are two divisions: Junior (ages 1417) and Adult (18 & up). We need a minimum of 16 combined teams. Call the Parks & Recreation Dept. at 863-763-6950 for more details.Eagles North to host steak nightSteak Night starts at 5:30 p.m. this Friday, J uly 13 at Eagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N. Proceeds will support the FOE 4137 Community Bene t Fund.Cypress Hut Eagles dinner bene ts its charity fundFriday, July 13, Cypress Hut Eagles will host Steak Dinner Night just $12 from 5:308:30 p.m. All proceeds go to Charity Fund. Public welcome. Music by Phil.Golf Tournament planned for Louise Davis at OG&CCA bene t golf tournament will be held at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club, on J uly 14 for Louise Davis. Sign up a team for $240. With a 7 a.m. registration and 8 a.m. shotgun start. The bene t will also feature contests for closest to the pin, longest drive, Mulligans, 50/50 raf e, door prizes and lunch w ill be provided. Sponsors for the holes are being sought. After the golf, music will be provided by Jake Hair, with barbecue plates for lunch ready at 2 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and family and enjoy a fun day out. Contact Karen Albert at 863-634-2120. For golf, call Moe at 863-634-0577.SKYWARN training class are being offeredThe National Weather Service and Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center with support from the Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will conduct a Weather Watching/SKYWARN Basic Training, on Saturday, July 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the EOC, 707 N.W. 6th Street. This is a free class and is open to the public. For more information, see http://SKYWARN.mcaraweb.com. To register for the class, please contact Ron Tagg at kd4pqq@arrl.net or 772-631-5846.Eagles to host hen shoot'Eagles Aerie North, 9984 U.S. 441 N., will host a ‘hen shoot’ on July 14, starting at 10 a.m The event is open to the public. Ladies are invited to grab their shot guns and compete for prizes. The rst 15 rounds are $2 per round donation. Men are also welcome. The event will include a bake sale. The proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 ladies auxiliary bene t fund. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.Freedom Outreach bass tourneys are scheduledThe Freedom Outreach shing tournaments will be held on Sunday, July 15 Aug. 12 and the championship on Sept. 9 ($120). The $80 (cash only) entry fee includes the big sh pot and championship fund. You must sh at least four tournaments to be in the championship event! All tournaments will be held at Okee-Tantie Marina Boat Ramp from safe light until 2 p.m. Food and drinks free at weigh in. Pease call 561-719-5989 or 863-634-8127 to register or with questions.Cypress Hut Eagles to host card BingoSunday, July 15. will be having card bingo starting at 3 p.m. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. Public is welcome.Political forum set for July 16A political forum will be held on July 16 in the Osceola Middle School gymnasium, 825 S.W. 28th S., from 5:30 until 10 p.m. The forum will include candidates from the following races: U.S. Senate; U.S. Representative District 17; State Representative District 55; Sheriff; Property Appraiser; School Board District 2; and, County Commission Districts 1, 3 and 5. The forum will also be broadcast live on WOKC 100.9 FM and 1570 AM.Garden and Orchid Clubs to meet July 16On Monday, July 16 the Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. followed by the Orchid Club meeting at 7 p.m. Every one is invited. Bring your favorite orchid or a problem orchid to discuss. There will be an assortment of clay pots and hangers to give away.The meetings are at the Extension Center, 451 Highway 98 N. For more information call 863-763-6469.Eagles North to host bingoEagles North will host bingo on Tuesday, July 17 at 1 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Come on out! Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. The club is located at 9985 U.S. 441 N.Main Street plans mixerThe July Main Street Mixer will be sponsored by the Brown Cow Sweetery, 103 S.W. Park St. on Thursday, July 19 from 5-7 p.m. Okeechobee Main Street mixers are free to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. This is an opportunity to meet fellow citizens and local business owners while you relax and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The theme for this event is a “Tacky Tourist” so bring your camera, hat, and shades to t right in! For more information contact the Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw at 863-3576246 or stop in the Main Street of ce at 111 N.E. Second St., directly north of CVS.Poker run bene ts children of Heather TownA poker run and bake sale to bene t Heather Town’s children are planned for July 22 with the rst bike out at 1 p.m. and last bike in at 3 p.m. The rst stop is J&S Fish Camp; second stop, Happy Hour Tavern; third stop, Frosty Mug; fourth stop, North Eagles Aerie on U.S. 441 N.; fth stop, Good Spirits Lounge; sixth stop Uncle Larry’s Rim Ditch Cafe. The last stop is at the Cypress Hut Eagles 4701 U.S. 441 S.E. (the old Cypress Hut Flea Market). This is where the bene t will be. There will be a bake sale, a 50/50 drawing, and pulled pork sandwich dinners for $6. Music will be by Debbie and Jimmy Harper. A car wash sponsored by Kitana and friends will start at noon. For information, contact Chrissy at 863-697-6812 or Courtney at 863-261-1920.CCC meeting planned for JulyThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce.Football camp plannedMOORE HAVEN -‘Muck Area’ Christian Football Camp will be held July 28 at Moore Haven Jr-Sr High School Field for Grades 7-12. Cost is $10. The camp will feature former and current pro and college players, along with high school coaches. Recruiters from various colleges are also expected to attend. To reserve a spot or for more information call Rod @561.809.8300 or email rfelt10@aol.com. Community Events

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee teen was critically injured in a weekend accident in which the car was reportedly being driven by an unlicensed, 15-year-old girl. An accident report by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper M. Hathcock stated that Angelina Ruth Cardenas, 19, was critically injured in the 3:35 a.m. crash. The Saturday, J uly 7, accident occurred on County Road 721—.7 miles south of S.R. 70 in Highlands County. The underage driver of the vehicle was southbound on C.R. 721 when she apparently lost control of the 2008 Chevrolet she was operating and struck a tree on the passenger side of the four-door vehicle, stated the report. The driver, who is from Hollywood, was not injured. Ms. Cardenas was airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce with unspeci ed injuries. The report indicated that the driver was issued traf c citations for careless driving and operating a motor vehicle without a license. She was released into the custody of her legal guardian at the scene. According to the trooper’s report the accident was not alcohol related and both occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seat belts. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee• Fly Control Mineral • Fly Blocks • Fly Spray • Fly Bait • Pour-ons • Fly Bags Your Fly Control Center (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 7 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 Local woman injured in crash; teen driver cited The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Micah Timothy Ellsworth, 34, N.W. 50th A ve., Bell, was arrested July 6 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of driving while license suspended habitual offender. He is being held without bond.  Lester Donald Smith, 46, Little Satilla Drive, Screven, Ga., was arrested July 7 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) with intent to sell and sale or delivery of a controlled substance (oxycodone). His bond was set at $30,000.  Raul A. Rodriguez Alejo, 33, Marveline Drive, Lakeland, was arrested July 7 by Trooper T.B. White on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Steve Castillo, 24, N.E. 64th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Sheretta Shelet McNeil, 30, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 9 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an amended DOC w arrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. She is being held without bond.  Michael Gonzalez, 41, S.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 9 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanors of violation of probation driving under the in uence, violation of probation driving while license suspended and violation of probation failure to appear. He is being held without bond.  Carley John Treadway Jr., 42, S.R. 78 W., Okeechobee, was arrested July 9 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond.  Erria Shanteria Scott, 27, S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 9 by Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. Her bond was set at $25,000.  Paul Alan Vaughn, 50, N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, was arrested July 10 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $750. 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. A rrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness, and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear: rather it is this agency’s belief that an informed public is a safer public. This bulletin should be used only for informational purposes. Citizen abuse of the information to threaten, intimidate, or harass offenders will not be tolerated, in any manner. The individual who appears in this bulletin have served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. They are NOT wanted by the police at this time. Sex offenders have always lived in the communities. The only change is the public is now better informed. Wesley Stone, 24, who is a transient in Okeechobee, was convicted in Okeechobee County, Florida on July 18, 2005, of 2 counts sexual assault with the offender over 18 years of age, and the victim less than 12 years of age. If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, contact the Okeechobee Count y Sheriff’s Of ce 863-763-3117 extension 2240, of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website http://www.fdle.state. .us. Sexual Predator Noti cation Wesley Stone Okeechobee Pet Rescue hosts dog behaviorist ‘Tibor’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 two-hour 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.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Chapter 116.21, FLORIDA STATUTES, that the following unclaimed monies were collected by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in her official capacity prior to January 1, 2011 for which claims have not been made. Persons/entities having or claiming any interest in such funds or any portion thereof shall file a written claim with Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Circuit Court, Finance Division, 312 NW Third Street, Suite 165, Okeechobee, FL 34972, on or before September 1, 2012. Persons/entities shall make sufficient proof of ownership and upon doing so shall be entitled to receive any part of the money claimed. Unless said monies are claimed on or before September 1, 2012, said monies shall be declared forfeited to the State of Florida. ACCOUNT ISSUED TO DATE ISSUED AMOUNT General Operating EVELYNE W STUTSMAN 02/05/10 $15.00 General Operating SHERION STILLMAN 02/05/10 $15.00 General Operating ANTONIO YANEZ 02/05/10 $15.00 General Operating DENISE J COOPER 03/15/10 $15.00 General Operating FRANKLIN E GRIFFIN, JR 04/06/10 $15.00 General Operating CHARLES A HARRIS 04/12/10 $15.00 General Operating JANET P GODWIN 04/19/10 $15.00 General Operating PRESTON L THOMAS, JR 04/19/10 $15.00 General Operating WENDI A SNOW 04/19/10 $15.00 General Operating MASON S WHITLOCK 04/19/10 $15.00 General Operating MARSHA L DIXON 04/27/10 $15.00 General Operating HOUSTON T FOULKE 04/27/10 $15.00 General Operating JOHN A MCCORKLE 05/07/10 $30.00 General Operating CHAD TURNER 05/07/10 $15.00 General Operating COLLETTE B SILER 05/13/10 $15.00 General Operating PHILLIP G METCALF 06/09/10 $15.00 General Operating MICHAEL R GRANT 06/14/10 $15.00 General Operating POLLY M HELLER 06/14/10 $15.00 General Operating TIMOTHY M KEELER 06/14/10 $15.00 General Operating MARK A MIXON 07/19/10 $15.00 General Operating MICHAELE M RUBIN 07/19/10 $15.00 General Operating STEPHEN RUEDA 07/19/10 $15.00 General Operating JAMES D GARRY 07/23/10 $15.00 General Operating ALISHA G MURPHY 07/23/10 $15.00 General Operating VICTOR YANEZ 08/24/10 $30.00 General Operating JENNIFER R TEARDO 09/24/10 $15.00 General Operating WILLIAM L UNDERWOOD 09/24/10 $15.00 General Operating RICHARD L BLEVINS 10/14/10 $15.00 General Operating BENJAMIN LEYVA 10/14/10 $15.00 General Operating PEGGY J VAN ALMEN 10/14/10 $15.00 General Operating DARRELL A BOBROWSKI 10/22/10 $15.00 General Operating CHARLES S CARROLL 10/29/10 $15.00 General Operating CRYSTAL PEREZ 10/29/10 $15.00 General Operating MANUEL H SOLER 10/29/10 $15.00 General Operating GUILLERMINA GOMEZ 11/15/10 $15.00 General Operating ANTHONY J D’AGOSTINO 12/01/10 $15.00 General Operating ROXANN M WATSON 12/01/10 $15.00 General Operating DARLENE D MAYERS 12/17/10 $15.00 Cash Bond JANEL CHASTITY BILLIE 02/22/10 $1000.00 Cash Bond JUANA HERNANDEZ CARDENAS 04/14/10 $112.50 Cash Bond JESENIA HILARIO 05/11/10 $22.50 Cash Bond JOSE MENDOZA-RUIZ 05/11/10 $22.50 Cash Bond ASAI HERNANDEZ 05/11/10 $22.50 Cash Bond LUCAS HERNANDEZ CASANAS 07/14/10 $500.00 Cash Bond HILDA IBARRA 08/05/10 $12.00 Cash Bond PABLO GARCIA 08/18/10 $72.50 Cash Bond SUNITA DHILLON 09/01/10 $100.00 Cash Bond RYAN JAYNES 09/01/10 $100.00 Cash Bond SHELBY DUNSON 10/27/10 $100.00 Cash Bond MARIA SANCHEZ 11/18/10 $72.50 Publish: July 11, 2012 The Okeechobee News NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Chapter 116.21, FLORIDA STATUTES, that the following unclaimed monies were collected by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in her official capacity prior to January 1, 2011 for which claims have not been made. Persons/entities having or claiming any interest in such funds or any portion thereof shall file a written claim with Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Circuit Court, Finance Division, 312 NW Third Street, Suite 165, Okeechobee, FL 34972, on or before September 1, 2012. Persons/entities shall make sufficient proof of ownership and upon doing so shall be entitled to receive any part of the money claimed. Unless said monies are claimed on or before September 1, 2012, said monies shall be declared forfeited to Okeechobee County, Florida. ACCOUNT ISSUED TO DATE ISSUED AMOUNT General Operating JUSTIN AKINS 01/28/10 $5.00 General Operating DAVID P MORGAN 03/25/10 $22.50 General Operating FIRST INTERNATIONAL TITLE IN 04/29/10 $16.40 General Operating BEVERLY KRESSER 10/20/10 $3.00 Publish: July 11, 2012 The Okeechobee News 8 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 w ound. He was then returned to the county jail where he was placed on suicide watch, stated Sgt. Coleman. “The wound was super cial,” said Jail A dministrator Ronnie White, “but if it had been a little bit deeper he would have been in serious trouble.” Smith was being held on a misdemeanor charge of violation of probation possession of marijuana under 20 grams. However, according to Mr. White, Smith had just gone before County Judge Jerald Bryant and that may have led to the suicide attempt. “He got mad at the judge because the judge wouldn’t give him a bond,” explained Mr. White. “He said some choice words to the judge, and the judge sentenced him to 30 days for contempt of court.” Mr. White went on to say that Smith did leave a two-page note in his cell, but that the inmate seemed to “ramble on” and repeated the same thing over and over. “There was nothing in the note to make you think he was going to do anything like this,” added Mr. White. According to Sgt. Coleman’s report, detention deputies Jermain Wright and Rick DeVoss were assigned to Smith’s pod and they went to the man’s cell after other inmates began yelling. The deputies immediately began caring for Smith and OCF/R was called. Mr. White said Smith was by himself because he was in administrative con nement pending a disciplinary report for taking some food from another inmate’s tray. The administrator praised the quick action of his detention deputies. “They came through like champs. They did really good and got EMS in here to save his life. I’m proud of them,” said Mr. White. The administrator also said that Smith has a lengthy arrest record and described it as being “a mile-and-a-half long.” Jail records show that Smith was booked into the county jail Tuesday, July 3. JAILContinued From Page 1 stolen goods. Now, this (new law) is going to stop the repeat customer.” The new law lists a number of items as restricted regulated metals, which means if someone is going to sell any of these listed items they will have to show proof of ownership. While extensive, some of those listed materials are: electric light pole or other utility structure and its xtures, wires and hardware; guard rails; street signs or traf c signals and their xtures or hardware; funeral marker or funeral vase; railroad equipment; any metal item marked with any form of name or logo of a governmental, utility company, cemetery or railroad; copper, aluminum or aluminum-copper condensing or evaporator coil; catalytic converters or any non-ferrous part of a catalytic converter; copper wire that has been burned to remove its insulation; and, shopping carts. “If you have replaced your air conditioner, the bill of sale will suf ce as proof of ownership,” added Detective Shireman, who went on to explain that businesses will also have to show proof of ownership before selling any of these regulated items. The new law also states that recyclers w ill no longer be able to pay cash when buying regulated metals. They will, instead, pay for the items with a check. That check will be made out to the seller then sent to the seller’s address. “That’s a big thing right there,” pointed out Detective Lowe. “As long as the scrap y ards are in compliance, these people aren’t going to have an avenue to get rid of their stuff.” Also, sellers will be required to show a v alid piece of identi cation that includes their photograph. Identi cation cards issued to inmates in the Department of Corrections w ill no longer be accepted. Green cards, said the detectives, will be accepted but they have to include the carrier’s photo and address. Metal recyclers will also have to electronically report their transactions by 10 a.m. the next day to the sheriff’s of ce. If a recycler doesn’t have the necessary data base to do this, explained Detective Shireman, the new law provides them with a way to go online and get the software for free so they can le their reports. “So far, they’re on board and trying to be in compliance,” he said of the local recycling centers. If a recycler purchases an item that has a serial number, that number has to be recorded and reported to law enforcement. Detectives Lowe and Shireman will also be responsible for inspecting the recyclers and checking on all of their transactions. Prior to the new law, the detectives did not act on violations but, rather, sent those violations to the Florida Department of Agriculture. “Now,” said Detective Lowe, “law enforcement can arrest them on the spot. Whoever conducts the transaction is the one who’ll be liable.” He went on to say their inspections will be “straight up” and that the recycler will be told they are being inspected. While salvage yard violations used to be classi ed as misdemeanors, they are now felonies. The new law also deals with the liability of those who steal these regulated items and provides for increased penalties. As an example, if someone is convicted of stealing wire from a utility or communications provider they will have to pay three times the replacement cost as restitution. That theft is now, under the new law, a rstdegree felony. And, if there is a death or injury as a result of that theft the thief, upon conviction, will also be civilly liable. Under the new law, no one under the age of 18 can sell scrap unless they are accompanied by an adult who has the proper identi cation. Also, the seller cannot be under the in uence of alcohol or drugs. “This (new law) puts the burden on the scrap yards,” said Detective Lowe. “Now, they’re held accountable under the law.” SCRAPPERSContinued From Page 1

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Free Line Dancing class at Senior CenterFree line dancing classes are offered on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. for everyone age 60 and older, every week at the Okeechobee Senior Services building, 1019 W.S. Park Street. For more information call 863 4675180. Dee Palmer will be the instructor.Historical Society on vacation; Quilters still meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will NOT be meeting in July or August. Meetings w ill resume the third Monday of the month in September. The Tantie Quilters, on the other hand, WILL be meeting in July so if anyone w ishes to tour the museum on Thursdays, there will be someone there but will NOT be meeting in August instead and the museum w ill be closed during the month of August.Back to school supply drive now under wayThe Shared Services Network’s Community Collaborative Council is sponsoring their annual Back to School Supply Drive. School supplies will be given to needy and foster children in Okeechobee County before the new school year starts. Items needed include pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons, highlighters, notebook paper, construction paper, folders, binders, backpacks, glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index cards and calculators. Supplies may be brought to Community Collaborative meetings at the Okeechobee County School Board Ofce, 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Room 301. For more information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-463-5000.Stitchin’ group meets Okeechobee Stitchin’ meets every Thursday at the Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring a bag lunch and come join us for socialization and crafting fun. All crafts are welcome Work on your project. For more information call Sandy Brown, 863-697-3099, or Correy Geissinger, 863-467-2231. Community News 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Leon Edward Johnson was born at 7:18 p.m. June 15th, 2012, in Martin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 18 3/4 inches long. He is the son of Davus Johnson and Tiffany Etchison of Okeechobee, Fl. His paternal grandparents are Randall and April Johnson of Okeechobee, Fl. His maternal grandparents are Doug and Marilyn Etchison, and Joyce Chartier of Palm City, Fl. LEON EDWARD JOHNSON BIRTHS 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. 9 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 Believers Fellowship Church will hold Vacation Bible School the week of J uly 23–27 at 300 S.W. 6th Ave., (behind the ROC) from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night. A ll young people ages 4 and up are invited to attend. There will be lot of fun and music, crafts, games and yummy food. Plan on attending and we’ll have a great time together. For more information, call 863-763-6848 or 863-634-4327. Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God’s message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Okeechobee Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. 6th Street, will hold “Sonrise National Park” Vacation Bible School J uly 8-12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children ages 2-12 are welcome. The free program w ill include Bible stories, crafts, skits, games and songs. For more information, contact Mrs. Carolyn at 863-357-3680. Vacation Bible School will be at Victory Baptist Church on July 9 through 13. Come journey with us as we explore the jungles of life and discover the treasures of serving J esus! It will be from 6:30-8:30 pm for ages 6-12. Please call 863-763-5067 to register. First Baptist Church of Okeechobee ’s Vacation Bible SchoolAmazing Wonders Aviationwill be July 9–13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. VBS is for kids going into Kindergarten through 5th Grade. For more information, call 863-763-2171, visit fbcokee.org, or come by the church at 401 SW 4th St. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at Okeechobee Presbyterian Church (312 N. Parrott Ave.), Sunday, July 15. Free Ice Cream Sundae following the 10 a.m. Worship service. We would love to have you join us for Worship and a time of fellowship. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! 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!The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Churches host VBS and other summer activities Special to the Okeechobee News/ Peace LutheranChurch luncheonThe Youth and Family Ministry director of Peace Lutheran Church Drew Achong, with his wife Angie and children, were honored at a church luncheon before their departure to new ministries in Tucson, Ariz.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee scored seven runs in the rst inning thanks to home runs by Baron Stuart and Gabe Greseth and stayed alive at the Florida Dixie Youth State Tournament Sunday with an 17-7 win over South Walton Beach. Greseth had a great day with three home runs, which included a grand slam to end the game in the fourth, as Okeechobee won the elimination game. He drove home seven runs. Okeechobee got off to a slow start Saturday and the young squad was determined to not let that happen again as they sent 11 men to the plate in the rst inning and took control of the game early. Greseth hit a home run on the rst pitch he saw from pitcher Brice Short. Two batters later, Stuart ripped a pitch over the right eld wall to give Okeechobee the lead for good. Jared Joyner added a two run double, while Jarrett Mills, Mason Adams and Colton Lepfert added RBI singles in the rst. Okeechobee added four runs in the second inning as Koby Chapman had a two run single and two runs scored when a y ball off the bat of Cody Louthan fell for an error. South Walton scored twice times in the third to momentarily make it a game against reliever Dylan Morris. Cameron May had a double and two throwing errors by Okeechobee sparked the rally. Greseth added a two run home run in the bottom of the third. He also pitched two strong innings with six strikeouts to pick up the win. Dylan Morris added a double for Okeechobee in the third. Tony Garcia hit a two run homerun for South Walton as the y rallied for four runs to pull to within 13-7 in the fourth. Baron Stuart left the game with a foot injury after a close play at second base in the fourth. Four Okeechobee batters were hit by pitches in the game. Okeechobee was also aggressive on the base paths with several steals including two by Louthan and one by Jarrett Mills. Ty Wilke walked two batters and hit a third in the nal stanza before he gave up a blast by Greseth that sailed over the left center eld wall for a walk off grand slam. Okeechobee continued play at the State Tournament on Monday night in Sebring. Check the Okeechobee News for reports. Games can also be heard on the internet at jockjive.com. OCRA Ozone All-Stars take win over South Walton 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 10 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee has had no trouble with offense in the rst two rounds of the Florida Dixie Youth State Tournament as they scored 24 runs in the rst two games. Monday they used a different formula as they added tight defense and stingy pitching to the formula for victory. Okeechobee scored four runs in the rst inning and held on to defeat the stubborn Shalimar Wildcats, 6-3. The win sent Okeechobee into the nal six in the state and a date with Marianna on Tuesday night in Sebring. Okeechobee fell behind (1-0) in the top of the rst as Tobias Ward singled and came around to score on a wild pitch by Robert Jones. Okeechobee responded with four runs in the bottom of the rst thanks to a two run home run by Koby Chapman and a sacri ce y by Dylan Morris. RBI singles by Ramon Minardo and Carey Stocker helped Shalimar cut the lead to 4-3 in the second inning. Okeechobee made it 6-3 in the third on RBI singles by Baron Stuart and Dylan Morris. Baron Stuart started a nice double play to thwart a Shalimar rally in the fourth. He also pitched well with three shutout innings of relief. Stuart loaded the bases with three walks, but also struck out three batters in the fth inning. Stuart added three hits at the plate. Okeechobee catchers threw out two Shalimar base runners trying to steal. An Okeechobee rally was stopped by a balk call in the fth as Koby Chapman drilled a pitch to right center that was a sure extra base hit that may have scored Stuart from rst. The balk sent Stuart back to rst and Chapman later popped out to short. Cody Louthan picked up the save as he struck out Carey Stocker with two runners on base in the sixth inning to end the game. Shalimar had just joined the Dixie Youth League this year and had defeated Port St. Joe on Sunday, 7-2, to stay alive in the tournament. They were embarrassed 30-7 in the rst round on Saturday. OCRA Ozone All-Stars defeat Shalimar Wildcats By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsIt was a rough way to start for the Okeechobee Ozone All-Stars Saturday as they fell behind West Volusia by seven runs after two innings and couldn't recover as they opened play in the Florida Dixie Youth State Championships on Saturday in Sebring. West Volusia pounded out 12 hits and held Okeechobee to only ve as they defeated Okeechobee 11-7. Volusia pitcher Brendon Mora struck out seven Okeechobee batters.. The Daytona All Stars sent seven men to the plate in the top of the rst and got a double from Brice Joles, a single from Balin Salano, a throwing error by Okeechobee, and a walk as they built a three run lead. Mason Coffey hit a home run to start the second and Ethan Morrison, Slade Brown, and Austin Ciampi delivered RBI singles to make it 7-0 against Okeechobee starting pitcher Cody Louthan. Okeechobee left the bases loaded in the second inning as Tristan Root lost a foot race to rst to end the frame. West Volusia added three runs in the fourth against reliever Baron Stuart. Pinch hitter Jacob Patterson drove home a run with a base hit in the fth. Okeechobee used a pair of walks and two throwing errors to score twice in the fth inning. Gabe Greseth added an RBI single. On the positive side for Okeechobee, third basemen Koby Chapman made a nice grab of a ground ball to start an inning ending double play in the third. Center elder Dylan Morris made a nice running grab of a y ball in the third. Greseth slugged a solo home run to open the fourth inning. Baron Stuart and Cody Louthan had singles for Okeechobee. Robert Jones was solid with two innings of relief to keep Okeechobee in the game. Jones added a sixth inning single as Okeechobee rallied with some late runs to make it interesting. Jarrett Joyner added an RBI ground out. OCRA Ozone A ll-Stars fall to West Volusia

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PRICE APPETIZERS (from 11am until 7pm at the bar!!) After 9pm 2 for 1 Drinks All Day Starting at $ 7.99CHOOSE TWO TO CREATE YOUR OWN FAVORITE LUNCH COMBO 11 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High alumnus Jonathan Crawford made a strong case to claim he was the nation’s most improved college pitcher in 2012 as he helped the Florida Gators reach the College World Series, threw a no-hitter, and was named to play on a College All-star team which played in Havana, Cuba last week. Crawford was a forgotten man as a freshman as he struggled to adjust to the college game. This year with injuries to some of the Gators’ top pitchers, Crawford stepped in and was wonderful, throwing in 19 games, w inning six, and pitching to a strong 3.13 earned run average. Crawford struck out 73 batters in 77 innings pitched and held batters to a .260 batting average. Crawford was even better in Southeastern Conference games as he pitched in nine games, started eight games, won three, and had an earned run average of 2.56. Crawford’s best game was in the NCAA regional in Gainesville on June 1 when he dominated Bethune Cookman with his nohitter. He walked only one batter, struck out ve and was very ef cient with his pitches, tossing only 98 in the game. Crawford also pitched in the World Series against Kent State as he allowed just one earned run in three innings. The Gators were eliminated 5-4 despite Crawford’s best efforts. Crawford’s success continued Thursday night when he threw 6 1/3 of strong baseball when the USA All-stars defeated a Cuban National team of professional players in Havana, 4-3. It is the rst time in 16 years that an American team has played in Havana. Crawford enjoys strong sophomore campaign Jonathan Crawford Special to the Okeechobee News/ R. TijerinaPine Creek undefeatedAt their season-ending June 30 softball game, 12 and under Pine Creek went undefeated for the season. Team members are: (back, left to right) coach Robert Tijerina, Priscilla Garza, Kaitlynn Wilson, Coach Gilbert Nunez, Jillian Crosby, Rumor Juarez and coach Wendy Shaw; (front row) Brooke Santiago, Sally Tijerina, Adella Nunez, Rebecca Starnes, Beatrice Perez and Alandra Calzada. The Fitness Factory of Okeechobee located at 306 N.E. Third St. is hosting the secpnd annual Strong Man Competition on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. until completion. The cost is $25. to participate. Register before July 20 and receive a FREE T-Shirt! Compete for bragging rights and awards. There will be drawings and door prizes including gift cards, FREE gym membership and FREE registration into next year’s competition. Refreshments will be sold to bene t the B.R.A.T. Club. Come cheer your favorite Strong Man on; this event is fun for the whole family! For more information call Jay 863-357-6900. Strong Man Competition invites participants Okeechobee Golf and Country Club announce the Gold Tee winners for the week of July 2-7: First place, Dan Birdashaw; second place, Rick Jordan; third place, Chete Hendren. Gold Tee Winners Special to the Okeechobee NewsThree generations of EaglesCypress Hut Eagles now has three generations of members. They are (left to right) Dough Morey, Howard Morey and Justin Morey.

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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 13 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. FoundFound small dog in north end of Okeechobee County. No collar or chip. Call to identify. 863-532-0039 or 863-763-6742 Garage/ Yard SalesOKEECHOBEE 312 SW 2nd Street, 7/14/12, 8 to ?. Lots of items, furniture, computers, sewing machine, household goods. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 or 772-519-2463 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. PersonalsLot For Sale: Basswood Estates, .46 acres, NW 26th Ave, corner lot at the end of the road, owner has culvert in place and survey documents. Asking $6,000.00 rm. (863)697-0325 or (561)261-9481 ServicesAnn’s Affordable Cleaning Service and Pressure Washing. Inside and outside cleaning. Great References. 15 yrs. exp. Call@863-801-3296 License#10812 Golf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time WILDLIFE TECHNICIANFlorida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has a job opening for a technician at Fisheating Creek WMA in Glades County. For more information and to apply go to: https://people rst. my orida.com/logon.htm or call Pat at 863-946-1194 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full TimeHVAC Technician HVAC Technician Experienced with installation and repair work on residential and commercial HVAC systems including chilled water, refrigeration, and maintenance. High school diploma or GED-Vocational school preferred. Possession of a certi ed HVAC license is desired but not a prerequisite. Salary $16.00 $25.00 Hour Send resume to: C.C.,LLC P.O. Box 2558 Okeechobee, Fl 34972 or FAX: 863-763-6337 Sales Assistant and Coordinator needed. Immediate opening working in a busy of ce with account managers to help maintain high levels of customer service. Duties to include processing sales and purchase order entry, answer phones, manage inventory, maintain les and a wide range of customer service and other tasks. Prior experience in sales environment preferred. Pro ciency in Excel, Word, Power Point and other common computer programs required. Fax resumes to: 863-692-0100 or email to: positions@mackfarms.com WANTED Lic. Beautician needed for new upscale salon and boutique. Best pay scale in Town. Great location across street from theater. Call Jim 1-305-923-9270 or 763-6140 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Part TimeWANTED Part-time Maintenance Person for Okeechobee Commons Apartments. Seeking an experienced maintenance person with plumbing, electrical, appliance repair and painting background. Parttime 20 hours per week. Fax resume or letter of interest to 407-347-1036. EOE. 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. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Business Opportunities Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Bicycle Sales & RepairProMobile Bicycle Repair All Makes, Models I Come To You! Now Serving Okeechobee & Surrounding Areas (561)309-9320 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com CollectiblesWANTED Highwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, 1715 Fleet Treasure Coins. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 Pets/SuppliesAustralian Shepard AKC with papers, 10 weeks old, female, color primarily black, white strip on face and white feet $600.00 (Local) Call 772-634-0396 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $16.00 a piece. Coastal and Oat Hay Mix $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments ApartmentsIN TOWN Ef ciency Apt. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $625/mo. 1st & $350 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. OAK TREE PLACE2br, 1ba, 2 story apt. w/screen porch, $650, 1st, last $500 sec. (863)634-3312 or (863)634-3313 OKEE Huge, Clean, 2BR, 2BA, Nice area. Inside laundry. $650. month. First & Sec. End Unit. Call 772-215-0098 VIKING/PRAIRIE 1 br. Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes water. $700/mo. 1st month free. 863-801-3713 14 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 TAYLORCREEK Condo, 2/2, ground oor, screened porch, tile. $800/mo. + sec., inclds water, & pool. 863-801-3713 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 3 bedroom 2 bath home for rent, 2 car garage, split plan, ceramic tile. 863-634-9330 or 863-467-2541 AFFORDABLE New Houses. 3/1/1 for $900, 3/2 for $1000. Large yards. Bring pets. Call 561-723-2226. OKEECHOBEE 4BR, 2BA, tile throughout, $1100 month & up. 1st & sec. moves you in. Call (561)248-3888 or (863)599-0156 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Houses RentFT. Drum 33692 NE 9th Ave. 4 acre pasture, 1bdrm CBS home, old barn, Pet Fee. $500 deposit $500 monthly Call 912-224-4658 or 734-637-2697 Kings Bay CBS Home, 2/2, 1 car garage, W/D, $900 mo. Call 863-801-9163 TREASURE ISLAND 1/1, semi furnished all utilities included, on water with boat dock. $150/weekly. Call (561)262-1390 TREASURE ISLAND 2/1, 3/2 & 4/3, semi furnished, clean, on water with boat dock. Starting at $600 a month. Call (561)262-1390 Office Space RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lots Sale1/2 Acre Lot, fenced, oak trees, house or mobile home ok, off of 15A & 710 Hwy. $25,000 obo. Call 863-467-4678 Great 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD 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 Mobile HomeSale35 Ft. 2/bdrm Trailer, vinyl siding, Fl. room, screen room, carport, new AC/H, W&D, furnished. $39,900 Ancient Oaks. Call 863-467-2146 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles07 Chevy Cobalt 4d, LS Low mileage, great on gas, 25 city, 34 hwy, NADA/Kelly Blue Book $9,000. Asking $7,500 obo 772-291-8799 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning Board on Thursday, July 19, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Rezoning Petition No. 12-001-R, submitted by Muhammad Nooruddin, on behalf of property owners, A.M.S.A. Holdings, LLC and E.A.A.A.S. Holdings, LLC, for the purpose of changing the Zoning District, on approximately 0.642 acres, from Commercial Professional Of ce (CPO) to Light Commercial (CLT) for property located at 608 NE 2nd Avenue. Legal: Lots 3-6, Block 78, City of Okeechobee, as recorded in Plat Book 5 Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire application may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Planning Board’s role will be to make a recommendation for approval or denial, to the City Council, nal adoption is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 4, 2012. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Application No. 12-001-R 421043 ON 7/1,11/2012 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 12-003-SE, submitted by Muhammad Nooruddin, on behalf of property owners A.M.S.A. Holdings, LLC and E.A.A.A.S. Holdings, LLC, to allow a group home that would provide for a Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living Facility within a Light Commercial (CLT) Zoning District (Ref. Code Book Section 90-253(16)). Property is located at 608 NE 2nd Avenue, Legal: Lots 3-6, Block 78, City of Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof as recor ded in Plat Book 5 Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 12-003-SE 421045 ON 7/1,11/2012 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2011-CA-63, the style of which is: JOY HITT, Plaintiff, VS. ANNETTE COLE, WALLACE SHARBONO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and FLETA DEGROAT, Defendants. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 8th day of August, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: TRACT 14 IN BLOCK 1 OF THE REPLAT OF PORTIONS OF BLOCKS 1, 3 AND 4, OF OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1986 DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH ID #FLHW048600410AHS and FLHW048600410BHS AND TITLE #44053641 AND 43991503. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 4th day of June, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County. Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 419318 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 2008-CA-602 BRIAN J. KELLEY Plaintiff, VS. PATRICK J. O’MALLEY (as to Parcel 1), MARIA S. DE CHAVEZ and REMEDIOS H. DE CHAVEZ(as to Parcel 2), and JAMES J. DELK (as to Parcel 3 and 4) and as to each of the foregoing persons, if alive or deceased, their unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, under or against these Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: The unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, under or against Patrick J. O’Malley, deceased, as to (Parcel 1); Maria S. De Chavez (as to Parcel 2); and Remedios H. De Chavez (as to Parcel 2) YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title of the following described property in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: PARCEL 1: LOT 14, BLOCK 58, UNIT 5, BASSWOOD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Parcel ID: 1-05-37-35-0050-00580-0140 PARCEL 2 : LOTS E & F OF TRACT 2 THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 02 SECTION 09; AND THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 02 SECTION 09 Parcel ID: 1-09-34-33-0A00-00002-E000 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on DEVIN R. MAXWELL, Esquire, 405 NW 3rd Okeechobee, Florida 34972 and le the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before thirty days of the rst publication otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on this 22nd day of June, 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Linda F. Young DEPUTY CLERK 420864 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009 CA 000428 HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. Plaintiff, -vs. Crystal L. Cunningham; Okeechobee County, Florida; 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 22, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000428 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., Plaintiff and Crystal L. Cunningham 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 August 1, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 54, BASSWOOD, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, 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 caci6n 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 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 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rile 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida 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 419236 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-338 MONUMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, an Iowa corporation, successor by merger to COMMONWEALTH LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff, VS. VIVIAN C. EDWARDS, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., THE SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., THE SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, JANE/JOHN DOE, ctitious names representing tenants in possession and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR OTHERWISE HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-338 of the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd oor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. and on the 8th day of August, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment: SCHEDULE A The real and personal property involved in this suit consists of: (a) the land located in Okeechobee, Florida, 34974 having a property address of 3040 S.E. 23rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 33435 and that is more fully described on attached Exhibit “A” (the “Land”); (b) the house, garage and any other improvements or additions now or later erected on the Land; (c) all other rights of the owner of such Land, including but not limited to, easements, licenses, appurtenances, rents, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights and profits and water rights; (d) all items physically attached to the Land (these items are known as xtures and examples of xtures are the furnace, heating, air conditioning, ventilating, lighting and plumbing equipment); and (e) any dower or curtesy interest of a spouse, all as described in that certain “Home Income Security Plan Mortgage,” executed by Vivian C. Edwards (“Borrower”), in favor of Commonwealth Life Insurance Company (“Commonwealth”), now known as “Monumental Life Insurance Company” recorded in Of cial Records Book 0328, Page 1692, and re-recorded in Of cial Records Book 0336, Page 1966, all in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. EXHIBIT “A” Lots 126, 127 and the East 3 feet of Lot 125, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 7, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ** WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on June 4, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 419857 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News July 11, 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 NW 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 420937 ON 7/4,11/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-18 IN RE: ESTATE OF HAZEL M. HIGGINS, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of HAZEL M. HIGGINS, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-18, by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was November 28, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $1,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Allen D. Higgins 696 Ledgerock Circle Brunswick, OH 44212 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 472009CA000370CAXXXX HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III Plaintiff, VS. IMTIAZ ALI; FARIHA Z ALI A/K/A FARIHA ALI; HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III; OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY; KING’S BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT (S), ET AL Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: IMTIAZ ALI; FARIHA Z. ALI A/K/A FARIHA ALI whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is July 11th, 2012. Person Giving Notice: ALLEN D. HIGGINS 696 Ledgerock Circle Brunswick, OH 44212 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Colin M. Cameron, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 270441 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 763-8600 421774 ON 7/11,18/2012 parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein.YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 2, BLOCK 7A, AS SHOWN ON REPLAT OF KING’S BAY AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 97-99, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before 30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition led herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 26th day of June, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Arlene Nealis DEPUTY CLERK ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 3010 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL, SUITE 300 BOCA RATON, FL 33431 421027 ON 7/4,11/2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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Public Notice NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2010-CA-444, the style of which is: PNC, National Association, as successor by merger to NATIONAL CITY BANK, as successor by merger to FIDELITY FEDERAL BANK & TRUST, as successor by merger to FIRST COMMUNITY BANK OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, Plaintiff, VS. ADVANCED STONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., GREGG BOZENBURY, and OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, Defendants.OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, Counter Plaintiff and Cross-Claimant, VS. PNC, National Association, as successor by merger to NATIONAL CITY BANK, as successor by merger to FIDELITY FEDERAL BANK & TRUST, as successor by merger to FIRST COMMUNITY BANK OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, Counter Defendant, and ADVANCED STONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. and GREGG BOZENBURY; Cross-Defendants. ADVANCED STONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Cross Counter-Claimant, VS.OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, a Political Subdivision of the State of Florida, Cross Counter-Defendant. Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment dated May 23, 2012 that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 1st day of August, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described personal property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: All equipment and machinery, including power-driven machinery and equipment, furniture and xtures, together with all replacements thereof, all attachments, accessories, parts and tools belonging thereto for use in connection therewith together with the foundation, building and improvements on Lot Number 9, containing 45,000 square feet, according to the Plat of Okeechobee County Airport and Industrial Park recorded in Industrial Park Record Book 1, Page 1, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.THIS PERSONAL PROPERTY IS LOCATED UPON A RENTED LOT WITH NO RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY AND ABSENT WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE LANDLORD, THE SUCCESSFUL PURCHASER MUST REMOVE THE PROPERTY WITHIN 30 DAYS FOLLOWING ISSUANCE OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY ORDINANCES FOR DEMOLITION AND REMOVAL OF BUILDINGS.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 29th day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall John D. Cassels, Jr., Esquire Post Of ce Box 968, Okeechobee, Florida 34973 419279 on 7/4,11/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009 CA 000653 Deutsche Bank, National Association as Trustee for WaMu 2005-AR13 Plaintiff, -VS:David Black and Kimberly F. Black a/k/a Kimberly Black a/k/a Kim Black; Unknown Parties in Possession #1 as to 3370; Unknown Parties in Possession #2 as to 3370; Unknown Parties in Possession #1 as to 3372; Unknown Parties in Possession #2 as to 3372; 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 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000653 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank, National Association as Trustee for WaMu 2005-AR13, Plaintiff and David Black and Kimberly F. Black a/k/a Kimberly Black a/k/a Kim Black are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 August 1, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 63, BASSWOOD, UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 50, 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 despite’s 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 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, Me 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 419314 ON 7/4,11/2012 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009 CA 000798 Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”) Plaintiff, -VS.Marshall Waldron; 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 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000798 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff and Marshall Waldron are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 August 8, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: BEGIN 410 FEET SOUTH AND 25 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, THENCE RUN SOUTH PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, AFORESAID, 100 FEET; THENCE WEST 100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 100 FEET; THENCE EAST 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaci6n 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, 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. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 419317 ON 7/11,18/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2011-CA-000383 Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”) Plaintiff, -vs. James D. Hutchinson and Helen L. Hutchinson, Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, 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; 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 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000383 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff and James D. Hutchinson and Helen L. Hutchinson, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 August 1, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 11, SECTION TWO OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 43, 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 adaptaci6n 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, ame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 419315 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009 CA 000706 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in Interest to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank NA as trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage Pass-Through Certi cates WMALT Series 2005-4 Trust Plaintiff, -vs. Steve Albert and Patricia Y. Albert a/k/a Patricia Albert, Husband and Wife; Bank of America, National Association; 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 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000706 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in Interest to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank NA as trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage PassThrough Certi cates WMALT Series 2005-4 Trust, Plaintiff and Steve Albert and Patricia Y. Albert a/k/a Patricia Albert, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 August 1, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 14, BLOCK 27, UNIT NUMBER 2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, 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, ame 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 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 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 419316 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY Case #: 2012-CA-000162 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Plaintiff -VS.Jean M. Firmin; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, 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, 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 Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Jean M. Firmin, WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: 8394 SE Windham LN, Hobe Sound, FL 33455 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 16, BLOCK 24, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 3818 Northwest 27th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972. This action has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this notice and le the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 5th day of July, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Circuit and County Courts BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame at 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 id. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Me 711. 421564 ON 7/11,18/2012 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10000308CA S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. EILEEN GRACE MOYTON, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 22, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 10000308CA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, 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 Complex, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with section §45.031, Florida Statutes, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on Wednesday, the 1st day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 15, SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, according to the Plat thereof on le in the Of ce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 3A. The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 16, SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, according to the Plat thereof on le in the Of ce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 3A. Said lands situate, lying and being in Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens. must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED this 23rd day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: William G. Shofstall P. 0. Box 210576 West Palm Beach, Florida 33421 (561) 641-2600 (561) 642-4446 (fax) wgs0315@aol.com 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 711.419239 ON 7/4,11/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000387 FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff VS. MICHAEL JOSEPH CLEMENTS, et al Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated May 24, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 2010CA-000387, in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plaintiff, and MICHAEL JOSEPH CLEMENTS, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOTS 13 AND 14, BLOCK 4, DIXIE RANCH ACRES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 AM, on the 1st day of August, 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. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690 Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 446-4826 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. 419244 ON 7/4,11/2012 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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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. 47-2009-CA-000853 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. LONNIE CRAFT A/K/A LONNIE CRAFT, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LONNIE CRAFT A/K/A LONNIE CRAFT, JR.; KAREN CRAFT A/K/A KAREN N. CRAFT; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN CRAFT A/K/A KAREN N. CRAFT; 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); NATIONAL ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC; 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, dated May 29, 2012, 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: BEGINNING AT A POINT 2080.6 FEET ON THE SECTION LINE EAST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. THENCE RUN EAST 208.71 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 01 SECONDS WEST 417.42 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 208.71 FEET ON A LINE PARALLEL TO THE NORTHERLY SECTION LINE; THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION 417.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS EXCEPT THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, AND RUN EAST 2080.06 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 01 SECONDS WEST 417.42 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 33 A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 417.42 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 33; THEN RUN WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION, TOWNSHIP AND RANGE A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 68. 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 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on August 8, 2012. DATED THIS 31st DAY OF MAY, 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 31st day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf 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, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Me 711. 419285 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice 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. 47-2010-CA000104 LPP MORTGAGE LTD., Plaintiff, VS. ARLIN R. SIMMONS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARLIN R. SIMMONS; ELLEN M. SIMMONS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELLEN M. SIMMONS; 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); 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 dated May 29, 2012, 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 2F, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION OF CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; RUN THENCE S 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 0 DEGREES 5 MINUTES 7 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 2438.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 8 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SIAD SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 1923.30 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 184.73 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17; THENCE RUN S 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE RUN N 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 186.93 FEET TO P.O.B. LESS THE SOUTH 60 FEET RESERVED FOR A DRAINAGE EASEMENT, LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE S 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. To include a: 2005 Merit VIN FLHML2B155728746A 0092852426 2005 Merit VIN FLHML2B155728746B 0092852331 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 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on August 8, 2012. DATED THIS 31st DAY OF May, 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 31st day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 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 to menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caci6n 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 you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 419287 ON 7/4,11/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012CA251 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, Petitioner, PARCEL NOS.: 19-103-751 v. 19-103-116 19-103-842 MONTOYA RANCH, INC.; 19-103-843 BONNIE LUNA BYARS; 19-103-844 BLB HOLDINGS, INC.; 19-103-845 PATRICK HENRY LUNA; 19-103-846 TIMOTHY B. WRIGHT; 19-103-847 VALERIE J. WRIGHT; JOHN BRADFORD CULVERHOUSE; EMBARQ FLORIDA INC. F/K/A UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF FLORIDA; FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION; HENRY SLOAN; ALICE SLOAN; GLENDORIA SUTTON; MBL HOLDINGS, INC.; KARLA A. PARRIOTT; ARRON J. PARRIOTT; CELESTE WATFORD (OKEECHOBEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR; and GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION IN EMINENT DOMAIN AND NOTICE OF PETITION DATE TO: All defendants named in Schedule A, attached; to all parties claiming right, title, or interests by, through, under, or against named defendants; and to all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in Exhibits 1 and 2 (Legal Descriptions). Schedule “A” MONTOYA RANCHES, INC. c/o John W. Little, III, Esquire Gunster Law Firm 777 South Flagler Drive Suite 500 East West Palm Beach, Florida 33401-6194 23345 NW 160th Drive Okeechobee, Florida 34972 BONNIE LUNA BYARS c/o Tim B. Wright, Esquire Wright, Ponsoldt & Lozeau 1002 S. E. Monterey Commons Blvd. Suite 100, Stuart, Florida 34996 BLB HOLDINGS, INC. c/o Tim B. Wright, Esquire Wright, Ponsoldt & Lozeau 1002 S. E. Monterey Commons Blvd. Suite 100 Stuart, Florida 34996 PATRICK HENRY LUNA c/o John W. Little, Ill, Esquire Gunster Law Firm 777 South Flagler Drive Suite 500 Eas West Palm Beach, Florida 33401-6194 TIM B. WRIGHT, ESQUIRE, Wright, Ponsoldt & Lozeau 1002 S. E. Monterey Commons Blvd. Suite 100 Stuart, Florida 34996 VALERIE J. WRIGHT c/o Wright, Ponsoldt & Lozeau 1002 S. E. Monterey Commons Blvd. Suite 100 Stuart, Florida 34996 JOHN BRADFORD CULVERHOUSE 320 S. Indian River Dr., Fort Pierce, Florida 34950-1501 HENRY SLOAN Address Unknown ALICE SLOAN Address Unknown FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, Public Affairs Staff 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. STOP 0506, Washington, DC 20250-0506 GLENDORIA SUTTON, 20110 Us Hwy 98 N, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 KARLA A. PARRIOTT, 201 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 ARRON J. PARRIOTT, 201 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR CELESTE WATFORD 307 NW 5th Avenue Suite B, Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Embarq Florida, Inc. f/k/a United Telephone Company of Florida c/o CT Corporation System 1200 South Pine Is. Road, Plantation, Florida 33324 GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. c/o Andrew J. Jackson, Esq., Registered Agent 150 North Commerce, Sebring, Florida 33870 MBL HOLDINGS, INC., c/o Marcus B. Luna, Registered Agent 1788 SW 7th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 A petition in eminent domain proceedings has been led to acquire certain property interests in Okeechobee County, Florida. Each defendant is required to serve written defenses to the petition on Petitioner’s attorney, whose name and address is shown below, within 28 days after service of the Petition, and to le the original of the defenses with the clerk of this Court either before service on Petitioner’s attorney or immediately thereafter, showing what right, title, interest, or lien the defendant has in or to the property described in the petition and to show cause why that property should not be taken for the uses and purposes set forth in the petition. If any defendant fails to do so, a default will be entered against that defendant for the relief demanded in the petition. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a declaration of taking has been led in this cause and that Petitioner will apply for an order of taking and any other order the court deems proper before the Honorable Elizabeth A. Metzger, one of the judges of this court, on September 13, 2012, at 10:00 AM in Courtroom B, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Complex at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. All defendants in this action may request a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendant failing to le a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the order of taking. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on June 20, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Debra Goodard As Deputy Clerk Carolyn S. Ansay, General Counsel KEITH L. WILLIAMS Senior Attorney Fla. Bar No. 135615 Of ce of Counsel South Florida Water Management District 3301 Gun Club Road, MSC 1410 West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 Tel. 561/ 682-2791 / Fax. 561/ 682-6276 420860 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2012 Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009 CA 000831 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, -VS.-Stephanie N. Smith; 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 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000831 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, L.P., Plaintiff and Stephanie N. Smith are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 August 8, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 25, BLOCK 57, BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, 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 to p artici p ate in this p roceeding, 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 pouou 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 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 419303 ON 7/11,18/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000026 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, v. MAYA ROGEL, ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MAYA ROGEL; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 4040 GRAND VIEW BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90066 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: UNIT D OF DWELLING STRUCTURE 20, OAK TREE PLACE, TOGETHER WITH THE LAND IMMEDIATELY UNDERLYING SAID UNIT, AS DESCRIBED AND DEPICTED IN DECLARATION OF PARTY FACILITIES AND PROTECTIVE COVENANTS FOR OAK TREE PLACE, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 260, PAGE 999 AND AMENDMENT THERETO AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 261, PAGE 1405, AND IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 303, PAGE 1083, AND ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS THERETO, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 3rd day of July, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Deputy ClerkIN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION NOT LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS AT 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, PORT ST. LUCIE, FL 34972 OR CALL 1-772-807-4370 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800955-8771 (TDD); IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED 1-800-955-8770 (V); VIA RELAY SERVICE. 421487 ON 7/11,18/2012 IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012CP060 IN THE ESTATE OF: MARIA TIJERINA, a deceased person, FORMAL NOTICE BY PUBLICATION TO: Antonia Vela, Demacco Camarrillo, unknown Heirs, devises and grantees of Virginia Gaucin, unknown Heirs, devises and grantees of Jose Camarrillo And as to each of the foregoing persons, if alive or deceased, their unknown heirs, devises, grantees, creditors and all other parties claiming by, under or against these Defendants, AND TO ALL OTHER WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for probate of the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida Lot 13, Block 51, of El Mirasol Subdivision, according to the Plat therefore, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. has been led against you and you are requires to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff’s attorney whose name is JEFFREY A. FADLEY, ESQUIRE, 807 SW Second Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974, Court on or before the 6th day of August, 2012; otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Witness the hand and seal of said court on the 5th day of July, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of Court BY: Linda Young 421529 ON 7/11,18,25;8/1/2012 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! A legitimate role for the press is that of the publics watchdog.Ž Most citizens cant spend the time necessary to personally observe their public officials at work, or to determine how well public institutions are carrying out their public mission. But too many newspapers these days act more like mad dogsŽ than watchdogs.Ž Were proud to be different. We try to carry out our watchdogŽ role as humble representatives of the public, always maintaining a courteous tone and our reputation for purposeful neutrality. 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2012-OP-012 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT HERBERT PECHUMAN Decedent. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT HERBERT PECHUMAN, whose date of death was January 3, 2012, and whose social security number was xxx-xx-5587, is pending in the circuit court, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, probate division, the address of which is OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER 312 N.W. 3’ ST. Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. The personal representative and attorney for the estate are named below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having clams or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy cf this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court. All claims must be led within 3 months after the time of the rst publication of this notice, or 30 days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court. All claims must be led within 3 months after the date of the rst publication of this notice. All claims not led within this time period set forth in Florida Statutes will be forever barred. Notwithstanding the time periods set forth above, any claim led two (2) years or more after the decedents date of death is barred. The rst publication date of this notice is July 11th, 2012. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: JOHN F. COOK P.O. Box 515 Okeechobee, FL 34973Attorney for personal representative:JOHN R. COOK P.A. P.O. Box 515 Okeechobee, Fl. 34973 Fl. Ear 262951 (863)467-0297 421603 ON 7/11,18/2012 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JULY 27, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1999 TRITON BOAT VIN #TJZE8203K899 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 421700 ON 7/11/2012 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 27th 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: 1996 RED PLYMOUTH VOYAGER 2P4FP253XTR847019 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. 421807 ON 7/11/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 2009-CA-568 T D BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. DONNA H. LEE, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2012 (the “ Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-568 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and DONNA H. LEE, SHANNON P. LEE, JOHN DOE n/k/a TIMOTHY COX and JANE DOE n/k/a MARIAN COX are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000195 PENTAGON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. CLIFFORD L. KAUFFMAN, JR., et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 22, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2010-CA-000 195 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Pentagon Federal Credit Union, is the Plaintiff and Clifford L. Kauffman, Jr., Tracy A. Kauffman, Blue Heron Golf and Country Club Homeowners Association, Inc., SunTrust Bank, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 1st day of August, 2012,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 42, OF BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 50 AND 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 925 S.E. 23RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 23rd day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 TG 10-39385 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participateinthisproceeding,youareenti IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE NO. 2009-CA-787 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. MARIAN K. AVANT, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 17, 2012 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-787 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and MARIAN K. AVANT, TERESA DANIELS, JOHNNY R. RICHIE, CARMETA N. RICHIE, GREGORY AVANT, PHILIP E. DEBERARD, Ill, ESQ. and WOOLEY’S SHEDS, INC. are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on August 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fash18 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on August 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 286, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 8, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 91, Public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 1973 Nobility single wide mobile home, VIN #N4934 together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”), which Property has a street address of 3200 S.E. 18th Court, 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 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on May 23, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 419243 ON 7/4,11/2012 tled, 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. 419235 ON 7/4,11,18/2012 ion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 46, PIONEER ESTATES, UNIT NUMBER TWO, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 15 through 17, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH that certain 1988 in-house Glen manufactured home ID FLFLH791A07 494GL and FLFLH791B0749 4GL situated thereon.together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”), which Property has a street address of 7990 Southeast 59th Circle, 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 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on May 23, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 419232 ON 7/4,11/2012 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Pet adoption ctr. 5 Like drive-thru orders 9 Cash alternative 14 Come __ end: conclude 15 Most eligible for the draft 16 Popular branch of yoga 17 Small-time 19 Have __ with: talk to 20 Like strictly religious Jews 21 Invite to enter 22 Fawns mother 23 Family folk 24 Simple to apply, in adspeak 25 Approx. leaving hour 26 Some Ga. Tech grads 27 Pass along softly, as a secret 29 Coin flip call: Abbr. 30 Yuletide spiced ales 31 Numero after siete 34 Fellows 35 Stage group 36 Occur together 39 60s atty. general who served under his brother 41 Elephants, e.g. 42 End of a giggle 43 Angel dust, briefly 46 Completely stump 47 May __ excused?Ž 48 Significant period 49 Handy bags 50 Rodin or Michelangelo 52 Evitas married name 53 Fortunate one 54 Put on a coat? 55 Color of suede shoes, in song 56 __-Seltzer 57 Hockey disks 58 Dines 59 Mouth off to DOWN 1 Walked decisively 2 Christie sleuth Hercule 3 On a slant 4 Pharaohs cross 5 Hot alcoholic drinks 6 Burger toppers 7 Group with thirtysomethings, briefly 8 MightyŽ tree 9 Vehicles framework 10 Wham-O footbag 11 Addis Ababas country 12 Television watchers choices 13 Kit __ bar 18 Teamed, as oxen 21 Massage reactions 24 McGregor of Moulin Rouge!Ž 28 Q-U connection 29 Cheap dance hall 30 Like small laddies 31 Halloween mo. 32 Undersea WorldŽ explorer Jacques 33 Momentous 34 Warehouse gds. 37 Joins, as stones in a wall 38 Colored part of the eye 39 Expresses stern disapproval of 40 Touchy-__ 42 Diaphragm spasm that may be cured by holding ones breath 43 DowntownŽ singer Clark 44 Onion soup holders 45 Hooded coats 50 Star TrekŽ helmsman 51 Palmtop computers: Abbr. 52 Very quietly, to Beethoven 53 Scale abbr. By Scott Atkinson 03/07/11 03/07/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com We have been very amazed at the response from our customers. I can’t count the people that have come and mentioned that they heard about SonRise Caf by reading the ad we placed in the Okeechobee News. Working with the staff of Okeechobee News has been exceptionally pleasant and incredibly ef cient. We would like to thank the readers of Okeechobee News and as a show of our appreciation allow you to bring in this article and receive a free drink with your breakfast or lunch purchase. Thank you again for your support!Pastor Mark 301 NE 4th Ave • SonRise Caf, Where the Son is always Shining!( At Okeechobee Church of God)

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News When they meet tomorrow, Okeechobee County Commissioners will look at next y ear’s budget. They will also consider revising their purchasing policy to give preference to local vendors. In addition they are scheduled to look at the proposed ve-year paving plan for the county. The county is still tightening its belt. The proposed budget for scal year 2012/13 totals $82.4 million. That is a $7 million or 7.23 percent decrease from the current year’s amended budget. According to property v alue gures presented by the property appraiser’s of ce, the current millage rate of 8.5470 applied to next year’s budget will produce $52,304 less in revenues than the current year’s budget due to the continuing trend of decreasing property values. One mil equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of assessed value. The general fund is $2.6 million short of a two-month reserve. The budget for Okee-Tantie Campground and Marine will need to be further addressed as plans are nalized for its operation. The Agri-Civic Center budget is dependant on county revenues to operate. Other revenues sources and programming needs to be addressed. The good news is that all the other funds have adequate reserves. The county’s current bidding policy states that if a local bidder is within 5 percent of the lowest bid, that local bidder may be awarded the contract up to 5 percent of the lowest bidder. Commissioners will consider revising that policy to allow a local bidder who is within 5 percent of the lowest bid to receive that contract at the lowest bidder’s price. If the lowest quali ed local bidder cannot match the lowest bid, the next quali ed lowest bidder who is within 5 percent of the lowest bid would be given the opportunity to match the lowest bid. The proposed policy change would also de ne local vendors and outline certain exceptions required by law. Commissioners will also consider a 5-year paving plan. The road department has evaluated and prioritized the county’s road paving needs. Each year speci c sections of road are scheduled to be paved. The total mileage for each year varies from 4.75 to 6.7. Turning to other action, the board is expected to:  receive comments from Sid Estrada and Pat Cooper concerning the operation of Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility, Inc.;  approve continuation of health insurance coverage for county employees with Public Risk Management at a cost of $8,532.84;  approve continuation of optional dental coverage with Public Risk Management for county employees at the current rate of $30.74 per month for single coverage and $80.23 per month for family coverage; and  receive comments from Commissioner Bryant Culpepper regarding posthumous acknowledgement of Clif Betts, who served over 20 years as commissioner until his death last year. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporte r Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@ newszap.com. County commission faces shrinking budget 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!! 19 Okeechobee News July 11, 2012 If you go ...WHAT: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Commissioners WHEN: 9 a.m., Thursday, July 12 WHERE: Commission Chamber, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two Okeechobee men w ere arrested and jailed after they allegedly knocked a man to the ground outside a local motel and robbed him of his cash. Arrested on a felony robbery charge were Jonathan Douglas Hunt, 24, N.W. First St., and Joseph Eugene Sammons Jr., 25, U.S. 98 N. Each man was also charged w ith one count of battery, a misdemeanor. Hunt was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $110,000, while bond for Sammons was set at $12,500. An arrest report by Deputy Tammy Sera ni, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce (OCSO), stated that the victim had been “hanging out” and drinking beer with Hunt and Sammons in their motel room. When they ran out of beer the victim told the other two men that he had some beer in his room, which was in the same U.S. 441 S.E. motel. As the three men were walking to the victim’s room, Hunt allegedly knocked the victim to the ground and held him there while Sammons supposedly took the man’s cash. The victim reportedly told the deputy that both Hunt and Sammons then got into a car with an unidenti ed Hispanic man and drove away. According to Deputy Sera ni the two men were arrested sometime later in their room at the motel. The victim reportedly suffered an unspeci ed injury to his right foot, but the report does not state if he received medical treatment. The report also does not indicate if any of the money was recovered. Men charged in robbery outside of a local motel Jonathan Douglas Hunt Joseph E. Sammons Jr. Alligators are active during the warmweather months, and there’s a good chance that people who live around water will encounter these native creatures. Alligators are deceptively quick, both in and out of the water. If someone is bitten by an alligator, he or she should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Alligator bites can result in serious infections requiring speci c antibiotic treatment, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) of cials. Avoid the risk of an alligator bite by not taking matters into your own hands or putting yourself in harm’s way. Call the FWC’s Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWCGATOR (392-4286) to report any alligator you believe poses a threat to people, pets or property. “If there’s an issue with an alligator, call the FWC and let the experts take care of it,” said FWC Lt. Scott Lee, Taylor County watch supervisor. “We certainly don’t want anyone getting hurt attempting to capture, kill or subdue an alligator.” The Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) uses contracted nuisance alligator trappers throughout the state to remove alligators that have become a problem. If an alligator is 4 feet or larger and the complaint meets other qualifying criteria, SNAP will issue a permit to a contracted nuisance alligator trapper authorizing the removal of the animal. Call FWC for issues with alligators

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