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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 92 12.12 feetLast Year: 10.28 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Former police of cer charged in bar incident ... Page 7 Trio charged in home invasion robbery ... Page 18 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenNational Day of the American CowboyThe Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association honored the National Day of the American Cowboy on Saturday with a cattle drive along State Road 70 from Eli’s Western Wear to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. For more, see page 9. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Five Romanian women were arrested and are being held without bond following their arrest for allegedly robbing a local market of an undisclosed amount of cash and payroll checks. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) arrest reports state that despite the arrests, two men and another woman are still being sought for their participation in the brazen afternoon theft. Arrested Friday, July 27, were: Maria Dumitru, 25; Amanda Iancu, 19; Alina Nistro, 23; Alisa Sardaru, 21; and Mariana Zetrnu, 24. All of the women are charged with the felonies of burglary of an occupied structure and grand theft. Each was also charged with the misdemeanor of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. Iancu was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and no valid driver’s license. Her bond on those two charges 5 arrested after daring store robbery Maria Zetrnu Alisa Sardaru Alina Nistro Amanda Iancu Maria Dumitru See ROBBERY — Page 8 Taylor Creek Bass Club hosts tourneyPage 19

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Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Extended ForecastThursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. East wind around 5 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PET VET VACCINATION CLINICDOG & CAT Packs start at $50 with HEARTWORM TEST $60 KITTEN & PUPPY Packs start at $42Save money on your favorite Heatworm and ”ea products such as Revolution, Heartgard, Confortis & FrontlineAll major credit cards accepted Saturday, August 4 from 12 1:30 pmWALGREENS Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 “The future of OUR COMMUNITY relies upon strong leadership. With your 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 2 Okeechobee News August 1, 2012 Okeechobee News/ Diana WhitehallKiwanis guestThe Thursday, July 26, Kiwanis meeting was held at The Lodge at the Lake Family Restaurant. In the picture left to right are Dowling Watford, Kiwanis member, Shelly Sickels, Seminole Elementary Autistic teacher who was the speaker and JD Mixon, Club Vice President. Ms. Sickels and her autistic students were the recipient of a Mini Grant that was given by the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee. They purchased the Wii Fit Challenge and Ms. Sickels presented a slide show of her students demonstrating the many different programs it has to offer. It increases their daily activity tremendously as well as their self-esteem. It encourages them to make healthy food choices, helps them develop social skills and so much more while at the same time they’re learning so much. Okeechobee Forecast Okeechobee August blood drives announcedWhen you need blood you assume it will be there for you. But are you aware that only 4 percent of the U.S. population actually donates blood? There is no substitute for blood so healthy community members are asked to get on the Big Red Bus at one of these August drives and help ensure that blood will be on-hand when you or someone you know, needs it. All blood used at Raulerson is derived from Florida’s Blood Centers, The Big Red Bus will be in Okeechobee on the following dates:  Friday, Aug. 3 – Sprint Store on Second Street and U.S. 441 N, 2 to 6 p.m.  Friday, Aug. 3 – OHS Football Support Drive at Okeechobee High School on U.S. 441 N, noon to 4 p.m.  Saturday, Aug. 4 – Advance America Fun Day (in Public Center) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Tuesday, Aug 7 – Raulerson Hospital, noon to 5 p.m.  Friday, Aug. 10 – Okee Health Department, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, 1 to 5 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 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 NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS 3 Okeechobee News A ugust 1, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Commissioners honored one of their own at their meeting on Thursday, J uly 26, when they renamed Dark Hammock Road in honor of the late Clif Betts, Jr. who died in of ce on March 29, 2011. At 27 years, Mr. Betts holds the record for the longest continuous service as a commissioner. His funeral was held on the steps of the Okeechobee County Courthouse. Commissioner Charles Harvey served longer, but Mr. Harvey's service was not continuous. It was broken by one term on the school board. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, who rst brought up the idea of memorializing Mr. Betts, said, "I wanted something to remember him by. I've not talked with anyone w ho had a bad thing to say about him." Mr. Betts was a 1966 graduate of Okeechobee High School. Not long after graduation, he went to work pumping gas at Dude Watford's Phillips 66 Station which w as across the street from the city hall. Sharon Robertson, current Clerk of the Court for Okeechobee County, remembers Mr. Betts as being very friendly and outward going tow ard customers. In 1973 he was elected to serve on the Okeechobee City Council the youngest person ever elected to that of ce. Mr. Betts served on the city council until 1977 when he was elected Clerk of the Court. "I always felt like he was a hands-on clerk," Mrs. Robertson said. "He always had an open door policy." Mr. Betts held the clerks' position until 1984 when he was elected to the County Commission where he served until his death. Several times he was elected by his fellow commissioners to be chairman of the board. As Commissioner, Mr. Betts represented the county on numerous boards and committees. He was noted for his humor and keeping meetings running smoothly. After one particularly contentious debate during a commission meeting, Mr. Betts stated, "I haven't had so much fun since my last toothache." At one Lake Coalition meeting which Mr. Betts chaired he introduced a speaker who had his arm in a sling by saying, "We had to twist his arm to get him here." Mrs. Robertson said that after she was elected to her current position she could always talk to Mr. Betts about problems at the clerk's of ce because he understood. While controversial issues often meant a split vote of the board, at one commission meeting there were two unanimous votes. "Put that down in the history books," was Mr. Bett's comment on the votes. "He was an excellent source of historical information," stated Commissioner Joey Hoover, "a consummate politician, as good a one as I have ever met, I didn't always agree with him, but I enjoyed him." Commissioner Hoover recalled one meeting not long after he became commissioner, when he and Mr. Betts were on opposite sides of an issue and the debate got a little heated. After the meeting Commissioner Hoover started to apologize to Mr. Betts. Mr. Betts replied, "Once we walk out of the board room, it's all forgotten." "Commissioner Betts, Clif, was a boss and a friend," said County Administrator Robbie Charter who worked with Mr. Betts for 12 and a half years, rst as deputy county administrator and then as interim county administrator. "He was always interested in the day-to-day operations of the county. He made it easy to talk to him and share the business of the county." "He was a delight to work with," said retired County Judge William Hendry. "He was a dedicated public servant." Sheriff Paul May said Mr. Betts was one of the most knowledgeable persons he had ever met concerning county government. Mr. Betts was living on Dark Hammock Road at the time of his death and he was serving on the board when that road was paved. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Commission honors former chairman Clif Betts School supply drive under w ay at Big Lake MissionBig Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual school supplies drive for needy families. Last year we helped many children with their list, but this year the need is even greater. They will accept donations up until school starts which is Aug. 23. Most all school supplies are needed such as three-ring notebooks, pencil pouches, colored pencils, markers, hi-lighters, etc. For a complete list, please check out the local stores or call the school. They gladly accept checks made out to the Mission or gift cards and staff can do the shopping. Call 863-7635725 or 863-610-1815 for more information or drop off locations.Fire ghters host annual school supplies driveOkeechobee Fire ghters and Paramedics Local 2918 are having their annual school supply drive, to bene t My Aunt's House, The Closet (501c3). All supplies will be given to local needy and foster children. Union members will be at the front of Wal-Mart in Okeechobee on Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 5. Okeechobee Fire ghters and Paramedics would appreciate your support. If you have any questions please contact Matt Vinson, at 863-697-1205.OHS dress code to permit students to wear shortsWhen students return to school in the fall, Okeechobee High School is going to experiment with a modi cation to the dress code. Students will be allowed to wear shorts every day of the week as long as they wear a collared shirt, a college shirt, an OHS sports team shirt, or an OHS club shirt. Shorts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee. Shorts must be worn at their waist. Holes in the shorts are not permitted. For girls, the shirts must not reveal cleavage. The rest of the dress code remains the same. School News in Brief

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Dress code Regarding school clothing and the heat, remember that cotton and other natural fabrics allow the skin to breath and are cooler. Synthetic fabrics trap heat and will be much less comfortable in warm climates. Read t he labels when you shop. Also, loose tt ing clothing is much cooler than tight tting c lothing. Tight clothes trap body heat.  I think school uniforms would be a great idea. It is much less expensive than b uying school clothes and instills a sense of s chool spirit. It eliminates the issue of gang c lothing or colors. It also makes the school s afer because it is immediately apparent if s omeone does not belong there. Many public schools in Florida have gone to uniforms. But I doubt it would go over here. They tried it at South Elementary years ago at the request of a majority of the parents, but the new principal did not enforce it. Without the administration’s support, it did not last.Okee-Tantie The Commissions are seeking for OkeeT antie to “turn a pro t” and have a complex plan involving the creation of an rv park t hat costs the county nothing, but gains the c ounty tax revenues, allegedly for everyone’s b ene t. How do they gure? Okee-Tantie is public land, NOT to be given to a private dev eloper free land to this developer? Are they nuts? Okee-Tantie is Florida sovereign lands and prime real estate as well. Why is there a need to “turn a pro t?” County public lands do not turn pro ts example: library, baseb all elds; ag center, sports complex, other parks around the county. The county-owned lands are for public usage FREE. Okee-Tant ie is NOT owned by the county it’s owned b y the State of Florida it is sovereign lands for public use FREE forever! To pursue any effort to get county control so the county can GIVE IT FREE to a developer with a dream is immoral and must be illegal.Day of the Cowboy I know the National Day of the Cowboy was established with the northern states in mind and July is a great time for them to have rodeos. But I think Florida needs to move their Day of the Cowboy observance to a cooler month and it was miserable outside on Saturday even just being outside walking around the booths at the Agri-Civic Center. Those poor cows and horses and riders on that cattle drive from downtown to the AgriCivic Center must have been ready to drop after going three miles on hot pavement in that blistering sun.  The cattle drive on Saturday was great. I was in a fast food restaurant on State Road 70 when the cattle drive went by, enjoying it from air conditioned comfort. But the funny thing was people from out of town who did not know it was Day of the Cowboy and just happened to be there and see it, were ipping out that a cattle drive was going down the street.  I enjoyed the Day of the Cowboy cattle drive in downtown Okeechobee, but one thing bothered me. Before the cattle drive started, small groups of folks had set up chairs on the sidewalk in Flagler Park to watch, as they do for every parade. Of cials drove by and saw the people on the sidewalk and didn’t say anything. And when the cattle drive came by, at rst it was ne. But the back end of the group, which was just horses and riders, some of the riders were taking their horses up on the sidewalk. People had to jump and move their chairs to get out of the way. If they were going to let riders go up on the sidewalk, someone should have warned the spectators before the event started. Luckily, folks in Okeechobee have the sense to get out of the way and no one was hurt. But for future events, either keep the riders off the sidewalk or else have someone go down the route and warn the spectators to move back before the drive starts. Rooney disputes claims made in letterIn a recent letter to the editor, a reader accused me of speaking at a political event in Okeechobee in my military uniform and claiming that the United States has a “living constitution.” With all due respect to the writer of that letter, he clearly has mistaken me for someone else who spoke in uniform and made that claim, because I have never done either. The writer of the letter says I wore a “military of cer’s tan uniform.” I served in the Army. We don’t have tan uniforms. While I’m proud of my service, I have never worn my military uniform at any political event. Never. I have never and would never claim tha t the constitution is a “living” document. When I was a law student and later a professor of constitutional law at the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Suprem e Court Justices I identi ed with most closel y were Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Antonin Scalia. During my service in Congress, I have adhered to their originalis t view of the Constitution. If the writer wants to vote for my Republican primary opponent, who has voted repeatedly to increase your taxes and raise his own pay, then he should do so – but you r readers should not be swayed by his fals e accusations or his confused account of another candidate’s visit to Okeechobee. Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) August 1, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editorSpeak 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! Okeechobee NewsIt’s true, there is a horse on the sidewalk. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSDr. Fred Brown Memorial ScholarshipDr. Fred Brown Memorial Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night, May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. In the front are: (left to right) Traci Brown, Allyson Matthews, Emily Raulerson and Russ Brown. In the back us William Childers. Not pictured is Emilie Lege’.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 1, 2012 Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have their FREE family movie night, Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. The movie, “Flywheel,” will be shown. It is the story of a manipulative man who comes face-to-face w ith the reality of how he conducts himself, then changes his ways to honor God in all areas of his life. The public is invited. The Church of God of Prophecy Clothing Ministry, God’s Closet, will have their annual Back To School clothing give-a-way on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m.-noon. We w ill have slightly worn, used clothing to help families that are in need for children that are returning to school, in Okeechobee county. W e are located at 102 N.W. 10th Street. If y ou have any questions, please contact Lisa Mullins at 863-261-0841. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church Vacation Bible School “Sonlight Express Jesus and Me” is under way this w eek, through Friday, Aug. 3, from 7-9 p.m. Classes for all ages. Closing program Sunday, Aug. 5, 5:30 p.m. Okeechobee Christian Church is going Backstage With The Bible! Come join us this week through Aug. 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every night. We will have some fun new music and games! Be sure to bring a change of clothes and a towel for our water fun! So head on over to Okeechobee Christian Church for the BVBS event of the summer and let’s see how rockin’ the Bible can be!” There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, do-bro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! 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 863-763-7566 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. Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God’s message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www.peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The 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 through Aug. 9. Meals will be provided Monday-Thursday 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. A rea churches plan special programs and events Okeechobee High School Annual Scholarship Night Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSFlora Mae Walpole ScholarshipFlora Mae Walpole Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. Left to right are: Kaitlyn Furphy, John Boswell, Samantha Harrell Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSNunez Lawn Care ScholarshipNunez Lawn Care Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are: Luanne Haygood, Hernan Santibanez, Cristal Nunez. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSSims & Younger ScholarshipSims & Younger Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. From left to right are: Kristen Barnes, Virginia Younger, Paula Younger, Cole Younger. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHSB.R.A.T Club ScholarshipThe B.R.A.T Club Scholarship was presented at the annual Scholarship Awards Night May 24, in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. Left to right are: Matthew Buxton, Erika Jones, Teresa Chandler.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 James Hardy Oliver, 76HUDSON — James Hardy Oliver, went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 28, 2012, after a brief illness. Mr. Oliver was born on October 8, 1935, in Punta Gorda, Fla. to James William Oliver and Annie Irene Oliver Austin. He graduated from Pahokee H. S. in Pahokee, Fla. in 1954, before going to the USAF where he retired after serving his country for 21 years. He then worked for Lanier Business Products and retired from Milner Business Products. Mr. Oliver was a member of Beacon Baptist Church in Hudson, Fla. and a former member of First Baptist Church of Okeechobee in Okeechobee, Fla., where he served as a deacon for many years. Mr. Oliver volunteered at Project Hope in Hudson, Fla. with Lakeview Baptist Church and the Mission House at First Baptist Church in Okeechobee, Fla. which included a mission trip to Mexico in 1998, to help build a church. Mr. Oliver was preceded in death by his father, James W. Oliver (1951) and mother, Annie Irene Austin (2011). He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Martha Louise Oliver, Hudson, Fla.; daughters, Cindy Nardelli, Hudson, Fla., Pattye Shockey (Jim) of Hudson, Fla.; son, Andy Oliver (Susan), Blairsville, Ga.; sister, Johnnie Powner (George), Blairsville, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012, located at Beacon Baptist Church 13343 Fivay Road Hudson, FL 34667. Visitation will be at the church, one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Gardens in Hudson, Fla. In lieu of owers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to HPH Hospice in Hudson, Florida. Arrangements were entrusted to Grace Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home 16391 US Hwy 19 Hudson, Florida 34667. 727-863-5472 www.gracefuneralhomehudson.com. Robert B. Boswell, 57OKEECHOBEE — Robert B. Boswell died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. Born in Sebring, Robert was a lifetime resident of Okeechobee. He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age and was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church. While a student at Okeechobee High School, he was a stand-out on the track team and running back on the football team. For over 30 years he was employed by the J.F. Pearce Ranch and was involved with their cattle production. Robert was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by three sons, Alex and Brad Boswell, both of Okeechobee, and Tydarus Boswell of Fla.; one grandson; six brothers; and three sisters. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2012, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial will be private at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 1, 2012Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guestbooks. A link to the obituaries is available at orida.newszap.com Healthy Start to hold monthly meetingThe Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on W ednesday, Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m. at their new location, 1132 S. Parrot Ave., in the W hite House Plaza Building. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For more information about the Coalition please contact executive director Kay Begin at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877.Eagles announce their upcoming events Eagles North will have bingo on Wednesday, Aug. 1 is at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. The club is located at 9985 U.S. 441 N.Hospital hosting COPD support groupThe Better Breathers Support Group for COPD sufferers will meet in Raulerson Hospital’s in-service classroom at 5 p.m. on W ednesday, Aug. 1 This event is free and the public is welcome.Foster parents meetingTo foster parents, and prior foster parents. A foster parent meeting will be held at the Life Community Church fellowship hall, at 701 S. Parrott Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 2 7 p.m. You are cordially invited to attend and offer any input on your experiences with the foster care system. For more information, call Ada Morris at 863-697-8539 or email v inny99@comcast.net.OHS football team sponsors blood driveIt’s time for football and also time for the Okeechobee High School football team to sponsor a special blood drive at the school Friday, Aug 3. These athletes have put in a lot of practice time and effort to get ready for this year’s games and ask you, their families and friends, to put in time supporting them in this drive. Let’s show them our appreciation. On Thursday, Aug. 30, after school is under way, there will also be a drive for the general school population. Eagles North hosts steak nightEagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have steak night Friday, Aug. 3, starts at 5:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Michaels Memories. Come dance the night away. Saturday, card bingo starts at 5 p.m. Come play! Proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. Golf tourney to bene t youth programThere will be a golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Tournament to sponsor countywide youth event, “UNIFIED,” coming to Okeechobee in January. If you would like to sponsor the tournament or have a team in the tournament, or for more information call Bobby Steiert at 863-634-6523.Car wash to bene t injured teenKaleb “Fred” Langdale, a member of the Moore Haven FFA Chapter was attacked by an alligator in Moore Haven on July 9. The Okeechobee Brahman Senior FFA and District 11 FFA Chapters will host a car wash on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Okeechobee Tractor Supply. They are asking for a $10 donation per vehicle. All proceeds will go the Langdale family. For more information, contact Curtis Evans at 863-801-4468 or 863763-4475. You may donate to the family at www.gofundme.com/ulvr0.Special blood drive announcedAdvance America, located in the Publix shopping center, will welcome many area businesses as, together, they hold a community blood drive. This will be a real Family Fun Day with Arnold’s Wild Life, the Sheriff’s Canine Unit, Martha’s House, Home Depot, Publix and many others participating. What a great opportunity to show the next generation what it is to be a citizen of a caring community. Please come to this special drive on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 to 3. Picture ID is required for donation. Teacher in-service workshop plannedOn Aug. 7 “Archaeology in the Classroom” a teacher in-service workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Okeechobee Library. This class is free and quali es for CEUs and is sponsored by The Florida Public Archaeology Network. Pregnancy Center will be selling donutsWanting some Krispy Kreme donuts? The Pregnancy Center is taking orders for donuts that will be delivered on Friday, Aug. 10 They are $6 a dozen and the glazed donuts usually arrive that morning still warm! Call the Center at 863-467-8748 and get your order in early!Pet Day event announcedTractor Supply Okeechobee is hosting a pet day on Aug. 18 Our rescue will be there to show off some of our beautiful available pets for adoption, We will be there from 9 a.m. until. Please drop by to support your local Humane Society. Freedom Outreach shing tournaments slatedThe nal Freedom Outreach shing tournament will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12, and the championship is to be held on Sept. 9 ($120). The $80 (cash only) entry fee includes the big sh pot and championship fund. You must have shed 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.Euchre Club needs playersThe Euchre Club of Okeechobee needs players! Call John for more information at 863-357-0803. The club plays on Mondays and Thursday at 6 p.m. at the VFW on U.S. 441 S.E.Eagles host corn hole tournamentCome to Eagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., on Aug. 25 for a corn hole tournament. Sign up early! There will be payout on rst and second place. For more information, call 863-763-2552. Cost is $10 per player, $20 per Team. All proceeds go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. The Aerie will also offer hamburgers, hotdogs and side dishes.B.R.A.T. Club to present Labor Day paradeThe B.R.A.T Club Presents the 2012 Labor Day Parade. The parade will be held on Monday, Sept. 3.You can get more information by emailing Teresa Chandler at tchandler@wm.com or by searching the events calendar at: http://okeechobeebusiness. com Community News in Brief

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Bryan Enderle, 34, Okeechobee, was arrested Thursday, July 26, on a misdemeanor charge of improper exhibition of a rearm. He was booked into the Okeechobee County J ail then released on his own recognizance. Okeechobee City Chief of Police Denny Davis terminated Enderle Tuesday, July 24. The of cial reason for the of cer's termination was failure to make his probationary period. That termination came as a result of an incident that took place Monday, July 23, in A libi's Tavern on S.W. Third Terrace. In a report by Deputy Corporal Donald Ellis, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the incident began Monday afternoon when another man in the bar afternoon asked to see Enderle's police identi cation. Enderle didn't have it on him, so he took out his Kel-Tec .380 caliber off-duty rearm and put it on the bar. He then pulled out his Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) badge and put it on the bar. Another report by OCSO Deputy Leland Schoonmaker stated that although Enderle did not point his gun at anyone, when he put it on the bar it was pointing in the direction of the bartender. Cpl. Ellis' report also pointed out that no one in the bar wanted to press charges against Enderle, except for one man. Deputy Schoonmaker then turned everything over to the state's attorney, who reviewed the information and applied for the arrest warrant. Enderle was then arrested on the warrant. According to that warrant the charge against the former patrolman is a rst-degree misdemeanor. Enderle joined the OCPD as a part-time of cer Sept. 3, 2009. He became a full-time of cer May 25, 2012, and his probationar y period started at that point. Bar incident results in arrest of ex-police of cer By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Law enforcement of cers had a busy night during their latest DUI checkpoint as they checked 368 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint held on S.R. 70. Figures just released by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) show that eight people were arrested at that July 21 checkpoint. The checkpoint was held from 10 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday. According to the sheriff's of ce; two drivers were arrested for driving under the in uence; three were arrested for driving while license suspended; and, three were arrested on drug charges. Also, seven citations were issued for seat belt violations, two for driving while license suspended, three for improper child restraints and 19 for faulty equipment. In all, 31 citations were handed out. "This effort is funded with Department of Transportation funds," said OCSO Major Noel Stephen. "We will continue these efforts to ensure that our motoring public is as safe as we can make it for them." Maj. Stephen explained that three motorists were arrested for driving while their license was suspended while two only received traf c citations because of a new law recently passed by the Florida Legislature. He said there have been instances when a driver has not noti ed that their license has been suspended. When this happens, all law enforcement can do is issue them a traf c citation. By giving them that citation law enforcement has documentation that the driver now knows their license is suspended or revoked. Then, if that same driver is caught driving again, they are arrested for a misdemeanor criminal offense and taken to jail. Also taking part in the latest checkpoint were of cers from the Okeechobee City Police Department, as well as troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol. Eight arrested in latest DUI checkpoint 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). Omar Lavado, 38, N.E. 168th St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 27 by Deputy Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the felony of introduction of contraband into a detention facility. He is being held without bond. Rosalia Garcia, 23, N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 27 by Deputy Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging her with the felony of interference with custody. Her bond was set at $7,500. Joseph Sandoval, 38, N.E. 168th St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 27 by Deputy Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the felony of introduction of contraband into a detention facility. He is being held without bond. Michael Adams, 31, Emerald Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested July 27 by Deputy Raul Marrero on Okeechobee County warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation introduction of contraband into a jail facility (two counts), violation of probation possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription (two counts), violation of probation dealing in stolen property and violation of probation possession of a concealed rearm. He is being held without bond. Jose Urbina, 42, N.W. First St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 28 by Deputy Steven McKinley on a felony charge of possession of cocaine. His bond was set at $5,000. Corey Daniel Koch, 17, S.W. Fifth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested July 29 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a juvenile take and hold warrant charging him with the felony of grand theft and the misdemeanor of petit theft. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. Quinn Garrett Johnson, 18, N.W. 23rd Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested July 30 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a felony charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $2,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report

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was set at $1,000 per charge. An OCSO arrest report states that Iancu was the driver of the getaway vehicle. OCSO Deputy Bart Potter went on to state in his arrest report that none of the women would give him any type of Florida address, and that all of them have been in the U.S. for less than a year. The women and men apparently entered the La Fiesta Market, 1774 S.R. 70 W., around 2 p.m. Friday and quickly dispersed and went about the business of creating diversions. “They appeared to be working in unison to distract employees and clients that could be possible witnesses to the crime they were planning to commit by meticulously separating each person from the area of the of ce,” stated Deputy Potter after watching store surveillance video. The report details how one woman (Zetrnu) went to the bakery and started distracting employees there. At the same time, one of the men was at the front register distracting the cashier and keeping her back to the of ce. The other man pulled the store manager to a cooler and kept him busy by asking him different questions. Deputy Potter said three women then waited at the front door. When the time was right, the video showed Iancu at the front door spreading out her scarf to block the view into the of ce area, stated the deputy. Then, continued the report, Nistro can be seen crawling into the of ce. Deputy Potter went on to state that a customer then walks up to the of ce window to cash a check but Sardaru, who is pregnant, walks up to distract the customer and leads him to the back of the store. Nistro is in the of ce for about 50 seconds, stated the deputy, and as she crawls back out Iancu again spreads her scarf to keep customers from seeing Nistro. Deputy Potter stated that by now the manager realizes something is wrong and as he heads for the of ce three of the women approach him and tell him that Sardaru is about to have her baby. As he navigates his way around the women and heads for the of ce the group begins to rush out the door, added the report. According to the deputy, the group got into a silver Dodge Caravan that turned out to be a rental vehicle from Hallandale. The tag on the van was apparently bent up so the number could not be read. Witnesses reportedly told Deputy Potter that the van sped out of the parking lot onto S.R. 70 W. and almost caused an accident by going across traf c. Deputy Rusty Harts eld eventually stopped the van in about the 9000 block of U.S. 98 N. However, pointed out Deputy Potter, the only occupants of the vehicle were the ve women who were subsequently arrested. “Somewhere between the time they left the store and were seen about the 9000 block of U.S. 98 N. they stopped—leaving three of the other suspects in some unknown location,” Deputy Potter stated. After being stopped Nistro reportedly could be heard telling the other women: “Mind your master!” When asked why she didn’t immediately stop for law enforcement, Iancu reportedly said it was because her cousin (Sardaru) was ready to deliver her baby. However, Deputy Potter pointed out that the suspects were heading north and away from Okeechobee. Also, when the woman was later checked at the Raulerson Hospital emergency room Deputy Potter said he was told by hospital personnel that “... she was nowhere near being due.” The deputy’s report went on to indicate that the manager of Enterprise Car Rentals in Hallandale told him that the van had been rented for a month—from July 19 until Aug. 18. The manager reportedly told the deputy that a man, who had rented from the company before, signed the contract. That man also listed another man and Dumitru as additional drivers, added the deputy. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 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. 8 Okeechobee News August 1, 2012 ROBBERYContinued From Page 1 Mortgage assistance program availableThe federal government has allocated funding to help quali ed Florida families to pay the rst mortgage on their homes through the Hardest Hit Help program. Assistance may be given for 12 months, and/ or to re-instate a delingquent rst mortgage. Loans will be “forgiven” in 5.5 years after completing the program. To nd out if you qualify, please come to a meeting at the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, 55 S. Parrott Ave. at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9. You can register by calling Okeechobee Non-Pro t Housing at 863-467-5525. You may also visit the HHF web site at www. FLHardestHitHelp.org and use the Referral code 85087 so you can be assisted by ONPH. The Florida Legislature has declared this w eekend as a tax-free period to help Floridians with their back to school shopping. Legislation was passed (Chapter 2012-32, Section 22, Laws of Florida) to create a 3-day sales tax holiday that will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2012, and end at midnight Sunday, August 5, 2012. During this period, no Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less per item, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item. “Clothing” means any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim ns, roller blades, and skates), intended to be worn on or about the human body. However, “clothing” does not include w atches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, or sporting equipment. “School supplies” means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook ller paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators. For more details, go to dor.my orida. com. Sales tax holiday this w eekend Call to artists for next city mural projectOkeechobee Main Street is eeking a quali ed mural artist to paint two large murals in downtown Okeechobee on the CarQuest building located on State Road 70. Please contact Bridgette Waldau for artist’s informational packet and application at 863-467-7300 or e-mail at bridgette.art@ gmail.com. Deadline for submission of application with proposal is Aug. 15.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ELECT Billy MARCUM FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER District #1 Most Of All I Am ... One Of You!I CAN RELATE TO THE DAILY STRUGGLES AND NEEDS OF THE EVERYDAY CITIZEN.Being self-employed for over 30 years. I bring the expertise of my locally owned businesses along with a broad understanding of the values and integrity of our community on a personal and business level. I recognize the need for informed, positive growth, open doors, trust and honesty in our community. If elected as YOUR County Commissioner, every citizen of Okeechobee will know where I stand on the hard issues, common questions and the individual needs of our community. I will answer to NO special interest groups or individuals, but I am committed to everyone. I am extremely Pro Active toward: • Agriculture • Youth Programs • Sheriff’s Dept. • Fire Dept. • County Employees • Small Business • Schools • New Industry & Growth • Taxpayers Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Billy Marcum, Republican, for County Commissioners OPEN INVITATION “Town Hall”Meeting Wed., Aug. 8th 7pm Join Us for An Open TOWN HALL MEETING at the Civic Center Wednesday, August 8 at 7pmCIVIC CONTRIBUTIONSCurrent Director of The Okeechobee County Cattlemen’s Association OHS Booster • Presenting Sponsor of the Okeeechobee Cattlemen’s Labor Day & Spring Rodeos • Past Jaycee • Past RotarianBUSINESS HISTORY Marcum & Associates • Marcum Cattle • Florida Farm Equipment 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 1, 2012 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenDay of the CowboyCowboys of all ages rode in the group following the National Day of the American Cowboy Cattle Drive on Saturday. The cattle drive started at Eli’s Western Wear and ended at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenAfter travelling about three miles, the cattle drive arrived at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. A variety of booths offered western-themed items for sale at the Agri-Civic Center. Candidates for local political of ce also had a long row of booths at the Day of the American Cowboy celebration at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Okeechobee Main Street helped sponsor the celebration.

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On Thursday, July 19, the Brown Cow Sweetery, 103 S.W. Park Street, hosted the monthly Main Street Mixer by welcoming all “Tacky Tourists.” Owners Mark and Paulette Bragel welcomed over 80 Main Street members, visitors and guests who were then given the opportunity to enjoy great conv ersation and the wonderful goodness of the chocolate shop. Mark and Paulette have been in business on Park Street for almost eight months. While the business is known for their delectable chocolate-covered strawberries, double-dipped pretzels and peanut butter cows, fudge and many other specialty items, they also serve hand-dipped ice cream and a variety of hot and frozen coffee drinks. Hors d’oeuvres provided included a new line of delicious sandwiches which will also be added to their menu beginning Aug. 6. Local artist Kathy Pappaso proudly displays and sells her original artwork at the Brown Cow. Main Street President Maureen Burroughs thanked the Bragels and their staff for sponsoring the event and welcomed guests. The group applauded the new mural at the old bank building and Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw reminded everyone of the upcoming National Day of the American Cowboy celebration scheduled for July 27 and 28. Tickets were drawn for door prizes with several lucky winners. Owner Paulette Bragel announced Jonathan Boni as the winner of the “Tacky Tourist” contest and awarded him a certi cate for a free banana split! The August Main Street Mixer will be hosted by Seacoast National Bank at their location on North 441 on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend all mixers so bring a friend and stop in! For more information, contact the Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-6246 or stop in the Main Street of ce at 111 Northeast 2nd Street (directly north of CVS). 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BILL SHERMAN FOR PROPERTY APPRAISER OF OKEECHOBEEPROVEN ABILITY THROUGH PAST PERFORMANCE *Experience 43 years in Appraisal Work 38 years in Property Appraiser’s Ofce 5 years as a Fee Appraiser 5 years as a review appraiser 21 years continuous as Property Appraiser 43 years Administration Experience *Education Coursework by Society of Real Estate Appraisal Coursework by International Association of Assessing Ofcers C.F.A. Designation: Certied Florida Appraiser Over 480 Hours of Continuing Education University of Florida 1954-1955 OKEECHOBEE NEWS HEADLINE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2007 “UTILITIES FORCED TO PAY UP” “COUNTY WINS PROPERTY TAX SUITS OVER UTILITY GIANTS” “OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER BILL SHERMAN”*Committed When I ran for election in 1992 I promised a fair impartial assessment for all taxpayers from larger corporations to vacant land owners. As a result of that commitment I have been sued by some of the largest corporations in Okeechobee. Our success in those litigations have resulted in additional tax revenue for the County and School Board.I ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON AUGUST 14th TO CONTINUE THAT COMMITMENT. RE-ELECTRE-ELECTPaid by W.C. Sherman, Republican, For Property Appraiser valid through August 31, 2012Coupon must be presented at time of service 10 Okeechobee News August 1, 2012 July Main Street Mixer event hosted by Brown Cow Sweetery Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSBrown Cow Sweetery owners, Mark and Paulette Bragel hosted the recent Mixer event at their shop recently and shared some great treats and conversation with other visitors to the event. Main Street members at the event included John Creaseman, Cindy Birdashaw (both on left), the Bragels (center) and Frank DiCarlo on the right. Big FishGrand Oaks resident Bob Rice caught a nice size bass while shing on the rim canal during the monthly shing trip. He was using a cane pole when he caught the sh. Everyone who shed caught something, but Bob won the prize for largest sh. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand Oaks

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, while continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dolla r machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtes y transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. HEALTH WEIGHT LOSS •MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS • MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS •MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS • MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS •MEDICAL IMMEDIATE WEIGHT LOSSWEIGHT LOSS • MEDICAL ALL NEW THERAMOGENIC FAT BURNINGWEIGHT LOSS PLAN FAST! EASY!AMAZING RESULTSIN JUST 30 DAYS CALL NOW! 863-357-9967414 S. Parrott Ave., B Okeechobee, FL Locations Nationwide to Serve You RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com FAMILY MEDICINE The 2011 – 2012 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website 12 Okeechobee News August 1, 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 *. Garage/ Yard SalesYard Sale 377 SE 14th Ave. Fri-Sat.,Aug. 3rd&4th 9am-2pm Tools, air gun, shing supplies,deep fryer, try-pod w/Dutch oven, Girls bicycle,3 wheel bicycle,sewing machine and etc. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Employment Medical Social Services Counselor MSW required. LCSW is highly preferred. Must be licensure eligible. One year of Social Work experience in a Healthcare setting required. Computer skills & experience required. Clewiston Of ce Online applications at:www.hopehcs.org /Careers.htmWe Provide 100% Paid Bene ts for Medical, Dental, Life and Disability. Retirement Plan 26 Paid Days Off Annually Call us at: 239-322-5320 Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Drug Free Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Business Opportunities Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop Computer w/Flat screen, like new! Must sell $75 Also wireless dell laptop w/ new battery and charger $125 Call Tony 863-517-2782. Pets/Supplies11 WEEK OLD BLUE TICK HOUND PUPPIES, M/F, $250 TO $300 863-634-1131 Shop here first! The classified ads Pets/SuppliesBrindle Pit mixed puppies 8 weeks old, health cert. and current shots. $200 or best offer, puppies are located in Okeechobee Call 561-414-4300 Yorkipoo Pups 2 toy males 9 wks.shots health cert.adorable $350 ea.cash only 863-610-2725. Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $16.00 a piece. Coastal and Oat Hay Mix $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsFor Rent 2bd/2ba Newly Renovated! Oak Lake Villa, Unit 21. $850.00 asking 1st, last & security. Call (863)610-0618 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. ApartmentsIN TOWN1BR Unfurnished APT nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $700/mo 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861 IN TOWNUnfurnished Ef ciency Apt. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $600/mo. 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. VIKING/PRAIRIE 1 br. Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Business PlacesDoctor/ Dentist Of ce for rent. Available 2nd week of August. Call for more information (863)610-0618 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 TAYLORCREEK Condo, 2/2, ground oor, screened porch, tile. $800/mo. + sec., inclds water, & pool. 863-801-3713 Houses RentContract Fell Through CBS 3BR, Southwest section, great location, remodeled & upgraded, Corian, marble, Oa k cabinets,tile oors, 24/14 enclosed FL rm, huge fenced backyard, 12/12 wood shed,landscaped, comes with w/d.$900/mo. 1st & sec. Credit & background check. 863-697-2161. 14 Okeechobee News August 1, 2012

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Houses RentFOR RENT 2BR, 1BA duplex, great location in Okeechobee Estates, A/C, laundry room. $675/month. Call 863-835-2391 SEASONAL RENTAL: 2/1 1/2,furnished home w/garage in city limits. Minimum 6 months. No children,pets or smokers. $1,000/mo. plus electric. $500 sec.dep. and 1st month. (863)447-2715 TREASURE ISLAND 2/2 w/ Boat house, clean. $600/mo. 3/2 CBS, boat house and shed. $950/mo. Call (561)262-1390 Office Space RentOFFICE SPACE FOR RENT (863)763-8565 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Land Sale10 Acres Owner Financing $3,000 down Park your trailer or build your house 7 mins to town $59,000(863) 763-6358 Lots SaleGreat Building Lot Located in Brentwood Estates. 0.65 acres, water deposit paid, house pad in place to accommodate up to 3500 SQ. ft. home. REDUCED TO $39,500 CARL @ 863-634-8617 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home LotsMobile Home Lot for Rent Off North West 30th Street, close to Elementary School and Hwy 98. Call for more info. 863-697-1168 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 Mobile Home Rent3/2 Very Clean Double Wide $600.00 per month $600 deposit, 1st and security to move in. Call for more information 304-277-0427 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 Country Living 2/1 MH $400.00 monthly & $400.00 Security Call 863-697-2486 KISSIMMEE RIVER Estates, 2 Bedroom, 17216 Brynwood Lane, $350 mo. + $300 deposit. Lawn & Water maintenance included. 317-402-5441 or 863-261-4138 Mobile HomeSale Palm Harbor Village New Homes Start at $39,900. $5K for your used mobile home... Any condition! 800-622-2832 ext 210 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 RV Space RentBIG O RESORT Two canal lots for rent. Yearly lease only. 55+ park, boat dock. $3,000 per lot per year plus elec. Call 239-218-1269 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles1996 Eclipse GL convertible 2.3, 5 speed, needs crank sensor, fast car, $1,700. See at 3040 SE 38th Ave 863-801-5673 ask for James For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472010CA000131XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. JAMES H. MYERS; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated July 17, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472010CA000131XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and JAMES H. MYERS; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER. OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at Okeechobee County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 21 AND THE NORTH 20 FEET OF LOT 22, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on July 17, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 422568 ON 7/25;8/1/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2011 CA 266 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, VS. JAMES B. DWYER AND PHYLLIS M. DWYER A/K/A PHYLLIS DWYER, et.al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 17, 2012, and entered in 2011 CA 266 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is the Plaintiff and JAMES B. DWYER; PHYLLIS M. DWYER A/K/A PHYLLIS DWYER; TAYLOR CREEK ISLES HOMEOWNERS ASSN., INC. (INACTIVE) are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson, as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on August 29, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 204, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT VII, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME DESCRIBED AS A 1988 WELL WITH ID NUMBERS FLHW108700681AHS AND FLHW108700681BHS. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 17th day of July, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of’certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 422567 ON 7/25;8/1/2012 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.: 11000198CA REGIONS BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH UNION PLANTERS BANK, N.A., D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, -vs-HECTOR V. GALINDO; and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HECTOR V. GALINDO Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, Clerk will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: EXHIBIT A That portion of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 28, Township 33 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, described as follows: COMMENCE at the Center of said Section 28; thence run N. 89 degrees 34’33” E., perpendicularly to the West line of the Northeast 1/4 of said Section 28, for a distance of 679.75 feet, to a point; thence run N. 0 degrees 25’27” W., parallel with the West line of the Northeast 1/4 of said Section 28, for a distance of 845.19 feet, to a point; thence run N. 56 degrees 20’51” E., 1,353 feet Southeasterly of measured at right angles-, and parallel with the centerline of Osowow Road as laid down and used, for a distance of 1,320 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING of the parcel of land hereinafter to be described; thence continue N. 56 degrees 20’51” E., along the described course, for a distance of 650 feet, to a point; thence run S. 29 degrees 19’12” E., for a distance of 661.89 feet, to a point; thence run S. 56 degrees 20’51” W, 2013 feet Southeasterly of and parallel measured at right angles with the centerline of said Osowow Road, for a distance of 400 feet, to a point; thence run N. 51 degrees 48’18” W., for a distance of 641.95 feet, to a point; thence run N. 33 degrees 39’09” W., for a distance of 50 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING; the Northwesterly 50 feet of the Southwesterly 100 feet thereof being subject to road. ALSO DESCRIBED AS: Tract 25 of Block 2 of recorded plat of Sun & Country Ranches, as recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 98, 99, 100, 101, and 102 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 am. on August 29, 2012. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS 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 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 21st day of June, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 421017 ON 8/1,8/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010 CA 000333 Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff, -VS.Barbara L. Tomb a/k/a Barbara Tomb, Surviving Spouse of Harry Robert Tomb, Jr. a/k/a Harry R. Tomb, Deceased Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 12, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2010 CA 000333 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff and Barbara L. Tomb a/k/a Barbara Tomb, Surviving Spouse of Harry Robert Tomb, Jr. a/k/a Harry R. Tomb, Deceased 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 22, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 15, AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 16, BLOCK 4, SOUTHWEST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, 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 despite’s de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame a1711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 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 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 420312 on 7/25;8/1/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472009CA000305CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. CARLENE J. MANGAROO; FINLETER A. MANGAROO; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 14th day of June, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000305CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and CARLENE J. MANGAROO and FINLETER A. MANGAROO IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 31D STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 29th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT ONE Parcel 1 The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 3, Section 20, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A to 30 of the Public Records of Okeechobee, Florida. (A/K/A Lot D) Parcel 2 The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 4, Section 20, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 3A to 3D of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (A/K/A Lot A) ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 8074370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido ksta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, name 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 tribu ial, 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 tandi ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 14th day of June, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800-441-2438 420511 ON 8/1,8/2012 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000089 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGERTO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP; Plaintiff, vs. MELINDA BONEY, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000089 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, and, MELINDA BONEY, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NORTHWEST 3RD ST, SECOND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the 5th day of SEPTEMBER 2012, the following described property: LOT 35, OF EDGEWATER ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7 AT PAGE 59 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 1st day of July, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 421404 ON 8/1,8/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011CP105 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF VELMA L. DAWES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of VELMA L. DAWES, deceased, whose date of death was June 16, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 9016, Stuart, Florida 34995. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRORATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED, The date of rst publication of this notice is August 1, 2012. Personal Representative: Phyllis Lockard 7357 NE 1st Street Okeechobee, Florida 34974Attorney for Personal Representative:Beth Teardo Prinz Attorney for Phyllis Lockard Florida Bar Number: 0786462 Spraker & Prinz 815 Colorado Avenue Suite 103 Stuart, Florida 34994 Telephone: (772) 220-0212 Fax: (772) 220-0422 E-Mail: sprakerp@bellsouth.net 422980 ON 8/1,8/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-148 Circuit Civil Division VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, VS. ESTATE OF BRENDA G. PHILLIPS, deceased; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRENDA PHILLIPS; MICHELLE PHILLIPS-REICHERT; LEVE ARNOLD; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTIONTO: ESTATE OF BRENDA G. PHILLIPS, DECEASED; HER UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HER YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose that certain mortgage, now owned and held by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., dated November 13, 2006 and recorded on November 29, 2006, in Of cial Records Book 617, Page 4022; encumbering the following real property located in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, to-wit: All that certain lot or parcel of land situate in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Lots 3 AND 4, TAYLOR COVE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 60, 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 SONYA K. DAWS, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., 215 South Monroe Street, Suite 510, Tallahassee, FL 32301, within thirty (30) days of rst publication and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys 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 July 6, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk 423139 ON 8/1,8/2012 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2012-CA-154 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD G. TANNER and ANGELA K. TANNER, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 21, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-154, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and RICHARD G. TANNER and ANGELA K. TANNER, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL I: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, LYING SOUTHWESTERLY OF S.R. NO. 15 (CONNER’S HIGHWAY) IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM A 5” X 5” CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 31, BEAR SOUTH 8942’42” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 4686.16 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF S.R. NO. 15; THENCE NORTH 5130’19” WEST, ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 1089.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 51 DEGREES 30’19” WEST A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 3829’41” WEST A DISTANCE OF 282 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE; THENCE SOUTH 5258’33” EAST ALONG SAID CONTOUR LINE A DISTANCE OF 50.02 FEET; THENCE NORTH 3829’41” EAST A DISTANCE OF 280.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE SOUTHEASTERLY ONEHALF OF LOT NO: 14 OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT LYING WITHIN SAID SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST. PARCEL II: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, LYING SOUTHWESTERLY OF S.R. NO: 15 (CONNER’S HIGHWAY) IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM A 5’ X 5’ CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 31, BEAR SOUTH 8942’42” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 4686.16 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF S.R. NO: 15; THENCE NORTH 5130’19” WEST, ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 1139.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 5130’19” WEST A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 3829’41” WEST A DISTANCE OF 283.29 FEET TO THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE; THENCE SOUTH 5258’33” EAST ALONG SAID CONTOUR LINE A DISTANCE OF 50.02 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 3829’41” EAST A DISTANCE OF 282.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.TOGETHER WITH A 1981 FLEETWOOD DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, BEARING ID NUMBER GAFL2AB23054055 AND TITLE NUMBER 19812289 AND ID NUMBER GAFL2BB23054055, TOGETHER WITH ANY ATTACHMENTS THERETO. Property address: 5080 Hwy 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 807-7370 within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated the 22nd day of June, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 421026 ON 8/1,8/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009 CA 823 CIRAS, LLC, an Ohio limited liability company, Plaintiff, VS. J. BLAND LAND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, JULIAN BLAND, JOHN J. RICE and A.B. SURVEY SUPPLIES ENTERPRISES, INC., a Florida corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 21, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 2009 CA 823 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Exhibit “A” Legal Description for File No.: 04-1462 Parcel II : A PART OF LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 5. FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND A PART OF LOTS 3, 4, 5 AND 6, BLOCK 5, GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION. ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1. PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEASTERLY MOST CORNER OF SAID LOT 2, BLOCK 5. FARM LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE. ALSO BEING SOUTHEASTERLY MOST CORNER OF LOT .6. BLOCK 5, GREAT LAKES SUBDIVISION, ALSO BEING A POINT ON NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. 441. BEAR NORTH 68 DEGREES 38’44” WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 196.18 TO THE POINT AND PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 6838’44” WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 107.82 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY MOST CORNER OF THAT CERTAIN PARCEL DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 295. PAGE 329, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE. COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR NORTH 34 DEGREES. 29’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE CENTERLINE OF CANAL #4 ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT OF FARM LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE A DISTANCE OF 466.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 68 DEGREES 38’44” WEST PARALLEL WITH THE SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. 441 A DISTANCE OF 315.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE CENTERLINE OF SAID CANAL 14; THENCE BEAR NORTH 34 DEGREES 29’22” EAST ALONG THE SAID CENTERLINE OF CANAL 14 TO THE NORTHWESTERN MOST CORNER OF SAID LOT I, BLOCK 5, FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE A DISTANCE OF 2874.92 FEET, ALSO BEING INTERSECTION WITH HOPKINS MEANDER LINE: THENCE BEAR SOUTH 38 DEGREES 49’ 05” EAST ALONG THE SAID HOPKINS MEANDER LINE AND ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOTS 1 AND 2. BLOCK 5. FARM LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE A DISTANCE OP 626.50 FEET TO THE MOST NORTHERN AND EASTERN CORNER OF SAID LOT 2, FARM LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 34 DEGREES 26’17” WEST ALONG THE EASTERN MOST LINE OF SAID LOT 2, BLOCK 5, FARM LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE A DISTANCE OF 2554.40 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH 6838’44” WEST A DISTANCE OF 195.75 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 3429’22” WEST A DISTANCE OF 466.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. 441 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Less and Except A PART OF LOT 2, BLOCK 5, FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND A PART OF LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 5, GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT. THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEASTERLY MOST CORNER OF SAID LOT 2, BLOCK 5, FARM LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE, ALSO BEING SOUTHEASTERLY MOST CORNER OF LOT 6, BLOCK 5, GREAT LAKES SUBDIVISION, ALSO BEING A POINT ON NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF U.S. 441, BEAR NORTH 68 DEGREES 38’44” WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 196.18 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 34 DEGREES 29’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE CENTERLINE OF CANAL #4 ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT OF FARM LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE A DISTANCE OF 466.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 68 DEGREES 38’44” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. 441 A DISTANCE OF 195.75 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE CENTERLINE OF SAID CANAL 14; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 34 DEGREES 26’17” WEST ALONG THE EASTERN MOST LINE OF SAID LOT 2, BLOCK 5, FARM LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE A DISTANCE OF 465.90 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. 441 AND 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court By: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk RICE PUGATCH ROBINSON & SCHILLER, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 101 North East Third Avenue, Suite 1800, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 Tel: (954) 462-8000 Fax: (954) 462-4300 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. 420821 ON 8/1,8/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2008-CA-517 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, V S. GREGORY A. AVANT, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 27, 2012 (the “ Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-517 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff, and GREGORY A AVANT, OAK TREE HOMEOWNERS A SSOCIATION, INC., MARIAN K. DANIELS n/k/a MARIAN AVANT, MAURICE J. WILLIAMS, JOHN DOE n/k/a LAMAR RODGERS and JANE DOE n/k/a JENNY RODGERS 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 29, 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: Unit No. B of Dwelling Structure 30 of Oak Tree Place, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in OR Book 260, Page 999, and all exhibPublic Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000128 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. COURTNEY 0. DAVIS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated July 24, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000128 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and COURTNEY 0. DAVIS; ANDREA P. DAVIS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will 16 Okeechobee News August 1, 2012its and amendments thereof, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). 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 July 1, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 421424 ON 8/1,8/2012 sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 5th day of September 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 32, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 32, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 16157 NW 256TH STREET LOTS M & N, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 27, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11001167 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-jbonin-Team 2 F11001167 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 423105 ON 8/1,8/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000122 REGIONS BANK DBA REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, VS. DOUGLAS F. MARS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 12, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000122 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein REGIONS BANK DBA REGIONS MORTGAGE is the Plaintiff and DOUGLAS F. MARS; T1NDA H. MARS; REGIONS BANK D/B/A AMSOUTH BANK; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN THOMAS N/K/A JOHN THOMAS N/K/A JOHN THOMIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 08000221CA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-23CB MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-23CB, Plaintiff, vs. ALAIN ZIMMER A/K/A ALAIN J. ZIMMER; UNKNOWN TENANTS, et.al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 12, 2012, and entered in 08000221CA of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-23CB MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-23CB, is the Plaintiff and ALAIN ZIMMER A/K/A ALAIN J. ZIMMER; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00AM on August 22, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 27, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 14th day of June, 2012. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Cler k 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, AD A 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. 420207 ON 7/25;8/1/2012 AS, and TENANT #2 N/K/A JULIE THOMAS N/K/A JULIE THOMAS N/K/A JULIE THOMAS are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 22nd day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 16, BLOCK 1, COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 97, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 12450 NE 26TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 14, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10012518 UNIONPLANTERSPECFHLMC--Team 4 F10012518 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 420310 ON 7/25;8/1/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000601 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, V S. LISA KAREN HICKOK, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated July 24, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA000601 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORAT ION is the Plaintiff and LISA KAREN HICKOK; THE UNKNOWN, SPOUSE OF LISA KAREN HICKOK N/K/A DANNY BEARD; JACKIE WILSON RAINES; A NY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, A ND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO A RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST A S SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 5th day of September 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 3, SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A THROUGH 3D, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, 2003 PALM, SERIAL NUMBER PH0913809AFL & PH0913809BFL. A/K/A 19629 NW 268TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 27, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09092115 CHASEDIRECT-FHA-T eam 3 F09092115 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000243 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, Y OAN M. PINON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 12, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000243 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and YOAN M. PINON; CRYSTAL R. PINON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, T HROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST T HE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,OROTHERCLAIMANTS; Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000034 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. LACY M. GARNER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 12, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000034 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Lacy M. Garner, Terald Garner, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 22nd day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 33, BLOCK 59, BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2643 NW 35TH DR., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-1174 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 14th day of June, 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 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. 421155 ON 7/25;8/1/2012 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000334 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A, Plaintiff, VS. MARCIA BRANTLEY et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 12, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000334 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A is the Plaintiff and MARCIA BRANTLEY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCIA BRANTLEY N/K/A MICHAEL BRANTLEY; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 22nd day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 49 AND 50, BLOCK 14, ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 9. SAID LANDS SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 10557 NW 7TH WAY, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 14, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09055698 BANKAMERICA2-FHA-Team 2 F09055698 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cationifthetimebefore Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000024 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. CHUNG HAO CHEN et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated July 24, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000024 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and CHUNG HAO CHEN; KRISTY L. CHEN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at tN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 5th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 19, BLOCK 23, BASSWOOD, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3534 NW 27TH AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 27, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10000600 CHASEDIRECTSPECFHLMC--Team 3 F10000600 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 423070 ON 8/1,8/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2008CA510 IRENE PRICE, Plaintiff, vs. CLAUDETTE DIXON Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 17, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2008CA510 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Irene Price, was Plaintiff and Claudette Dixon was Defendant. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 29th day of August, 2012 the following described real property as set forth in said nal judgment, to wit: The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 26, Section 26, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A-D, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, subject to an easement 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 1, 2012AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC.; TENANT #1 N/K/A RAYMOND MENDOZA are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 22nd day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 50, BASSWOOD, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3244 NW 35TH AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 14, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10031744 WELLSLPS-FHA-Team 1 F10031744 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 420313 ON 7/25;8/1/2012 the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 420309 ON 7/25;8/1/2012 over the North 30 feet thereof, and The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 4, Section 35, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A-D, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, subject to an easement over the South 30 feet thereof. Dated this 17th day of July, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE John D. Kurtz 1280 N. Congress Ave. #107 West Palm Beach, Fl. 33409 IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CC-254 TAYLOR CREEK CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, Plaintiff, VS. PAUL J. ARNOLD, “JANE DOE”, “UNKNOWN TENANT #1” “UNKNOWN TENANT #2”, JOSE E. SANTIAGO, REGIONS BANK, AMERICAN ROOFING, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Case No. 472011CC000254XXXXX on July 10, 2012, of the County Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in favor of Plaintiff, TAYLOR CREEK CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, and against Defendant, PAUL J. ARNOLD (OWNER). The clerk will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Unit 3, Building B, TAYLOR CREEK CONDOMINIUM, a Condominium according to the declaration thereof recorded in Of cial Records Book 221, Page 379 and re-recorded in Of cial Records Book 225, Page 1640, both being of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida at a public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 after having rst given notice as required by Section 45.031, Florida Statutes., at 11 o’clock a.m., on the 29th 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 13th day o f July, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Attorney for Plaintiff Brennan Grogan, Esquire, Jay Steven Levine Law Group, 3300 PGA Boulevard, Suite 570, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-627-3585 422230 ON 7/25;8/1/2012 561-684-0550 Attorney for the Plaintiff. 422652 ON 8/1,8/2012 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Closers bane 10 Like some drinking cups 15 My Father at 100: A MemoirŽ author 16 Race arbiter, at times 17 Spoiled brat, stereotypically 18 Fibonacci, by birth 19 __ mission 20 Eagle relative 21 Comic strip units 22 __ Lisa Vito: My Cousin VinnyŽ role 24 Tree with aboveground roots 26 Out of SightŽ co-star, familiarly 27 PMs or GMs 29 Sleeper, for one 30 Surge in sales 31 Thematic musical release 35 Environmental summit topic 38 Gluck opera based on a Euripides play 39 Like architecture involving cedar shakes 41 Hand over 42 Cheerios grain 43 Pinned arrangement 46 Galoot 47 Feature of some Birkenstocks 50 Ruin 52 Cattle drive gear 54 Brash radio host 56 Org. with June finals 57 Country on the Gulf of Guinea 58 Band with the 1997 double platinum album So Much for the AfterglowŽ 60 Pax Romana year 61 This doesnt look good, guys!Ž 62 Chalet beverage 63 Drains DOWN 1 Curling tool 2 The Khmer Rouge overthrew him 3 No longer cruising 4 Like some oneliners 5 Banjo part 6 Indian honorific 7 Mylanta target 8 Number denoting an ions bonding capacity 9 Close 10 House channel 11Lena of ChocolatŽ 12 Some facial surgeries 13 Disappointing news about a sale item 14 It requires a lot of simmering 21 Somewhat 23 Obscure 25 Pester shrilly 28 YesterdayŽ or TomorrowŽ 30 Cover-ups involving 54Across? 32 He wont be missedŽ 33 Turf piercer 34 First Amdt. lobby 35 Bistro appetizer 36 Schindlers ListŽ beat it for Best Picture 37 Studio spacesaver 40 Tried hard 44 Patronize, in a way 45 Contemplating stealing, maybe 47 Driving Miss DaisyŽ Oscar winner Jessica 48 Honour is __ scutcheonŽ: Shak. 49 More pristine 51 Small racers 53 No dreamboat 55 Show with anAmerican BandstandŽ-like spoof called Mels Rock PileŽ 58 Pronoun in a rebus 59 Long, on Lanai By Brad Wilber (c)2011TribuneMediaServicesInc 03/12/11 03/12/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: xwordeditor@aol.com

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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! 18 Okeechobee News August 1, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Fort Myers man and two women have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a Basswood home and robbing the occupants at gunpoint. Arrested in connection with the case were: Jaye Wade Gary, 20, Seminole Ave., Fort Myers; Shaqanda Johnetta Williams, 24, Sabal Palm Blvd., Fort Myers; and Nichole Johnson, 22, Gulfview Blvd., Fort Myers. Records show that Gary is charged w ith one felony count of home invasion robbery with a rearm. He was arrested early Tuesday, July 31, on an Okeechobee County warrant by the Fort Myers Police Department. Gary is currently being held in the Lee County Jail on $1 million bond. It was not clear as of newspaper deadline when he would be returned to Okeechobee County. Williams was arrested Monday, July 29, in Okeechobee on felony charges of home invasion robbery with a rearm and grand theft. She is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $252,500. Johnson was also arrested Monday in Okeechobee on a felony charge of home invasion robbery. She is being held in the local jail on $1 million bond. The trio is accused of forcing their way into a N.W. 37th Ave. home around 4 a.m. on July 17 and robbing guests in the home of electronic games, wallets, jewelry, prescription pills and cell phones. They apparently gained entry into the home through an enclosed garage. Once inside they forced the victimstwo women, one man and two childrento the oor at gunpoint. Michele Bell, Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) public information of cer, said one of the women heard someone in the garage and when she opened an interior door to the garage a struggle ensued with one of the suspects. That woman injured her hand in the struggle and was treated at the scene b y emergency medical personnel The victims are from North Carolina and were staying in the home that is owned by a family member. An arrest report by OCSO Detective Mark Shireman indicated that he was led to the trio by OCSO Deputy Fred Bradley and OCSO Detective Roy Gilchrist who identi ed Johnson's car and Johnson's face from ban k video when she used an ATM at an undisclosed location. Mrs. Bell said the gun allegedly used b y the trio has not yet been recovered, nor have any of the stolen items been found. She added that both Johnson and Williams are from Okeechobee, but she did not know when they relocated to Fort Myers. Detective Shireman said his investigation is continuing. Trio charged in Basswood armed robbery By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The Florida Forest Service (FFS) and Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue responded to a wild re in the N.W. Ninth Avenue area of Fort Drum this week. The cause of the re is believed to have been a lightning strike. The re was rst reported on Sunday evening, July 29, and it was thought to be contained at about 25 acres. On Monday, July 30, at 2:12 p.m. the FFS was in the same area and unsure if the re had rekindled or a new re had started. Fire/rescue was called for assistance and responded with three apparatus and ve personnel. Fire/rescue used approximately 200 gallons of water and foam. An additional approximately 45 acres that burned were contained. The two agencies were able to protect ceremonial structures on private tribal land. There was no damage to agricultural equipment. Fire ghters say that even though we are in the rainy season, dry periods can make vegetation lose moisture and ignite quickly. They urge you to clean pine needles, leaves and other ammable objects from your roof and make sure there is nothing ammable against the sides of your house. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Fire ghters respond to Fort Drum wild re In the midst of the wet season, rainfall c ontinues to boost groundwater and surface w ater supplies throughout the 16-county reg ion. While some areas saw replenished water s ources with an early start to the wet season in e arly May, others have been gradually recoveri ng. Lake Okeechobee levels have slowly inc reased over the last few weeks, although levels r emain below normal for this time of year. On t he west coast, rainfall and local basin runoff in t he last few weeks improved water conditions a nd lowered salinity in the Caloosahatchee R iver. The District continues to recommend t hat the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers follow e stablished guidelines, which call for no lake r eleases to the Caloosahatchee at this time. The District continues to monitor water leve ls and operate the system to capture as much w ater as possible while maintaining ood cont rol. South Florida is under the District's YearR ound Landscape Irrigation Rule that limits r esidential and business landscape irrigation to t wo or three days per week based on location. Permitted water users such as nurseries, agr iculture, golf courses and utilities are required to continue following the water use conditions in their permits. Since May, there have been multiple bene cial releases of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River, and estuary salinity levels have signi cantly improved. Wet season rainfall and local basin runoff are providing suf cient in ow to the Caloosahatchee to maintain favorable salinity levels in the upper estuary. Based on current ecological conditions and established guidelines in Adaptive Protocols, District staff on July 25 recommended no further releases at this time. The following locks on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee remain closed until lake levels rise to allow for safe navigation: S-135 at J&S Fish Camp in Martin County; G-36 at Henry Creek in Okeechobee County; S-127 at Buckhead Ridge in Glades County; and, S-131 at Lakeport in Glades County. The S-193 Lock, located on Taylor Creek on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee, is closed due to ongoing renovation work to refurbish the lock and ensure decades of reliable service. Lake levels slowly increasing Shaqanda J. Williams Jaye Wade Gary Nichole Johnson

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Elvie PoseyElect ForCounty CommissionerI have a strong work ethic and a commitment to see Okeechobee County and its citizens prosper. I want to keep Okeechobee County an affordable place to live and also provide the level of services that our citizens deserve. To do this we must follow a plan to develop our economy and improve our revenue stream. If we control spending and expand our tax base we can lower our tax burden, improve our community and enjoy a better quality of life for ourselves, our children, and our future generations. EXPERIENCEI Need Your Early Vote OR Your Vote on August 14th634-4399 • VoteElvie@aol.comPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Elvie Posey, Republican, for County Commissioner. PAST SERVICE AS A COMMISSIONER• Served as District 5 County Commissioner 2004-2008 • Graduate of Florida Association of Counties Advanced Commissioner Certi cation Program • Member of Business Development Board of Okeechobee County • Governor’s appointee to Central Florida Regional Planning Council • Member of Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee • Widening and resurfacing of Berman Rd. • Worked with FDOT to make turn lanes on S.R 70 West at 67th Ave. and 87th Ave. • Repair of railroad crossing at 15A and 15B on Hwy 710 • Construction of the restation on 441 North • The Southwest drainage project on Wolff Rd. • The Treasure Island canal-cleaning project • Restoration of the old courthouse • Creation of the Okeechobee Battle eld State Park 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 19 Okeechobee News A ugust 1, 2012 Gold Tee Golf ScoresOkeechobee Golf and Country Club winners for the week of July 27 were: rst place, Ray Warren: second place tie, Rocky Carbia and Larry White, Jack Kidwell. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results The Taylor Creek Bass Club held their monthly tournament on July 14-15, at Lake Kissimmee where local sherman Carroll Head took top honors. Head brought to the scales a total weight of 18.91 lbs. for rst place win. Runner up in second place was Byron Chastain with total 18.46 lbs. Les Tory took Big Fish award with his 5.57-lb. bucketmouth. Keith Jones took third place win with his total 13.70 lbs. Followed by Ernie Johnson in fourth place with 13.48 lbs. The team Carrol Head and Ernie Johnson won the team top weight Calcutta. The Taylor Creek Bass Club meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 on the second Thursday of each month. Tournaments are held the following weekend. New boaters and (especially) non-boaters are welcome. For information, call Dave Stout at 863-467-2255. The club also sponsors and presents the annual Lee McAllister Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival. Taylor Creek Bass Club hosts July tournament Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCByron Chastain took second place with 18.46 lbs. in the Taylor Creek Bass Club Tournament on July 14-15, at Lake Kissimmee. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCCarrol Head took top honors in the Taylor Creek Bass Club tournament with a total weight of 18.91 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCKeith Jones came in third in the Taylor Creek Bass Club Tournament with 13.70 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCErnie Johnson nished in fourth place in the Taylor Creek Bass Club Tournament with 13.48 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCLes Tory won the big sh award with his 5.57-lb. largemouth in the Taylor Creek Bass Club Tournament on July 14-15 at Lake Kissimmee.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 July 30 Aug 4 Mon. Sat. 9am 6pm Thurs. by appt only (call ahead to set)(863) 604-5884 (863) 258-1470 20 Okeechobee News August 1, 2012