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Publication Date: 08-22-2012
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 101 12.20 feetLast Year: 10.48 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Students go back to school ... Page 17 OCSO divers recover stolen safe ... Page 10 Football season starts ... Page 16 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Big O Teen AnglersBig O Teens hold tourneyLuke Farmer caught bass totalling 12.70 lbs. to win the recent Big O Teen Anglers tournament on Lake Okeechobee. For more on the story, see page 23. Community theatre auditions open ... Page 3 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News With their regular agenda and a 1:30 p.m. budget hearing, Okeechobee County Commissioners could be putting in a long day tomorrow. Commissioners are expected to nalize assessment rates for re, EMS and solid waste collection. The proposed EMS rate is a 10 percent increase over the current year's assessment. Solid waste collection rates are expected to increase by $24.50 to $217.52 for the coming year. Fire assessment rates are expected to stay the same. Turning to other matters, commissioners will consider an amendment to the county's comprehensive plan to establish the Amistad Rural Activity Center. This proposed rural activity center includes about 680 acres on the east side of S.E. 128th Avenue, north of Quail Woods and Bridlewood subdivisions and south of E. Center Street. It would change the density from one residential unit per ve acres to one unit per acre and allow for up to 15 acres of comCounty to set re, garbage pickup and EMS fees If you go...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN: 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 23 WHERE: Commission Chambers, County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.See COUNTY — Page 8 Man accused of molesting child ... Page 10 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News As Karen Gehle stood in front of Judge Robert Belanger the emotions came pouring out. The death of her son; the arrest of his killer; the trial; the sentencing; the re-trial; and, nally, a second sentencingall of it came rushing out as she struggled to speak. "Well, your honor, here we are again. How many times does our family have to be put through this nightmare?" she asked Monday, Aug. 20, as her son's killer James Paul Mullin stood silently just a few feet to her right. Mullin, 39, was found guilty on May 12, 2010, of manslaughter in connection with the death of Anthony Tony' Richard Gehlethe son of Richard and Karen Gehle. As a result of that conviction, Mullin was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Mullin was found guilty of jumping onto the hood of Tony's red Toyota Corolla and trying to punch him through the open window of the driver's door. Tony's vision was blocked by Mullin which caused him to run a stop sign at the intersection of S.W. 32nd Ave. and S.W. 21st St. The car was then struck in the driver's side door by an oncoming F-350 Ford pickup. Tony died shortly after impact. Mullin gets maximum of 30 yearsSee MULLIN — Page 8 James Paul Mullin

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Call Mitch Anytime (863) 763-0330 • cell (954) 214-8877mandmautobrokersinc.com3565 Hwy 441 N OkeechobeeOn 441 N, just past the High School on the leftThank you, Okeechobee News!M&M Auto Brokers would like to say what a wonderful ad and advertorial the Okeechobee News designed for us in the May 27, 2012 Meet Your Merchant special promotion. We received such a great response from the community because of this ad. We really appreciate everything that the Okeechobee News does for us. From, Mitch & Family INCORPORATED To all my Republican friends that supported me, and all my Democrat friends, that changed to the Republican party so they could vote for me in the recent primary election, I just wanted to say from my heart thank you so very much. Bill Sherman Thank You Paid by W.C. Sherman, Republican, For Property Appraiser 2 Okeechobee News August 22, 2012 The Hillsborough County Lost and Found Pet Project is hoping to nd the owner of dog found by a truck driver in the Lake Okeechobee area. "This dog came into the Lost and Found Pet Project brought to our facility by a trucker who found him coming out of the woods in an area close to Lake Okeechobee," explained Nancy Latimer in an email. The trucker apparently was worried that the dog was going to be hit by a vehicle on the highway, so he stopped and picked him up, she explained. "I received the information second hand from a shelter worker who was working intake that day. They didn't accept the dog, and suggested that the trucker keep the dog and take it back to the county in which he found it and surrender it to the local animal control there so the owner would have a better chance of nding the dog. He must have agreed as he took the dog," she continued. "A day later, the dog was brought back to the shelter by a woman who found him. She had him for a day. The dog was wonderful with her, and she was thinking of keeping him if the owner didn't come forward. Well, the next day her boyfriend went to hug her or something, the dog became protective of her, and bit him. So, she had to surrender him to us. The dog is now in quarantine for 10 days. He was brought in on Aug. 14. Quarantine is actually a good thing in this case, otherwise the dog would only be able to stay 5 days," she said. "I believe the trucker thought he may be some kind of a hunting dog due to the collar and the fact he was coming out of the woods. I think this pup is a Catahoula/boxer/pit mix. He is an intact male and looks to be in decent shape. "We are a shelter that euthanizes and if no adopter or rescue comes forward, the outcome for this pup may not be good," she added. For more information, conatct Nancy Latimer at 813-610-5883 or go online to www.friendsofhcas.org. A link to information about the dog has also been posted on the Okeechobee News Facebook Page. Dog found in lake area Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Wednesday night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.Extended ForecastThursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light southeast wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. East wind around 5 mph. Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee NewsTime is of the essence for this guy. He was found in the Lake Okeechobee area and would like to go home.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 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 22, 2012 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News A recount has settled the State Representative District 55 Republican Primary race, w ith Dr. Cary Pigman being declared the w inner. In the District 55 race, after the rst count Dr. igman received 50.13 percent of the vote and Randy Johnson received 49.87 percent of the vote. Dr. Pigman received 5,966 votes to Mr. Johnson's 5,940. Because the vote was so close, there was a machine recount for the race. On Aug. 18, after all of the ballots were recounted, Dr. Pigman was declared the winner with a lead of 34 votes. Since 34 votes was more than 0.25 percent of the total votes cast, a hand recount was not required under State Elections Law, according to a spokesperson for the Florida Department of State. Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections Gwen Chandler said the recount did not change the Okeechobee County election night results. "I was pleased that our machines worked perfectly," she said. "We had no change." She said Okeechobee County had eight provisional ballots from Republicans. One voter did not cast a vote in the District 55 race. Four voted for Mr. Johnson. Three voted for Dr. Pigman. District 55 includes Glades County, Okeechobee County, part of St. Lucie County and part of Highlands County. Dr. Pigman, a Florida Hospital emergency room doctor, won by more than 1,000 votes in Highlands County, but Mr. Johnson, a Sebring resident who served four terms in the State Legislature, was the leader in Okeechobee, Glades and St. Lucie counties. In Okeechobee County Randy Johnson received 67.28 percent and Cary Pigman received 32.71 percent. In Glades County, Cary Pigman received 45.44 percent of the vote; Randy Johnson received 54.56 percent. In Glades County, Mr. Johnson lost one Glades County vote in the recount, said Supervisor of Elections Holly Whiddon. "We think the machine must have jammed and it counted a ballot twice," she said. Dr. Pigman will face Democrat Crystal Drake, a teacher from Moore Haven, in the general election. Those who are not already registered to vote have until Oct. 9 to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. Early voting for the Nov. 6 election will be Oct. 27 to Nov. 3. Pigman declared winner after recount The Okeechobee Community Theatre is seeking talented performers to participate in the rst two shows of its 2012-2013 season. No previous acting experience is necessary, and singing ability is required only for those cast in a few speci c roles. The November show requires women only, but the production scheduled for the rst weekend in December requires both men and women. There is, in fact, a special need for several men. It is a perfect opportunity for anyone who would like to act, but fears that they couldn't memorize the lines necessary in a play. Actors will be reading from scripts on stage even during the performances, of that show, so there will be no lines to memorize. Auditions for both shows will be held on the same evenings, Monday and Tuesday, A ug. 27 and 28, at 7 p.m. at the theatre on the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, one block west of Golden Corral Restaurant. It w ill be possible to try out for a single show, or for both. The rehearsal schedule will allow for participation in the two shows, if desired, without con ict. Four female singers are needed for the rst show, a production of the nostalgic musical-comedy, "The Marvelous Wonderettes," to be presented in November. In act one, the four will play the roles of senior girls who have been asked to be the featured entertainment at their 1958 senior prom. In act two, the same girls have been invited back to perform at their 1968 class reunion. The show includes 30 pop music favorites from the fties and sixties. A good singing voice is important for these four roles, along with the ability to harmonize. Auditioners should come prepared to sing a simple song of their choice, without musical accompaniment. Age is not a major consideration for ladies who wish to audition. Even the offBroadway production of "Wonderettes" used performers who were considerably older than the characters they are portraying. Wigs, costumes and make-up will assist in creating the illusion. At the same time, performers of all ages, especially men, are needed for "Friday Night at the Philco," which will be presented on Nov. 30, and Dec. 1. Of primary importance at auditions for this show will be simply to demonstrate the ability to read lines with dramatic emphasis. While the show involves some singing, most participants are not required to do so. The production is made up of three, halfhour "radio" segmentsa humorous police drama, followed by a classic dark comedy from the 1930s, and a holiday-themed musical-comedy variety show. Some people in the cast may be called upon to play a part in more than one of the segments. Those who wish to try out this Monday or Tuesday evening, will be given the opportunity to do cold readings of dramatic passages, and, if auditioning for a singing role, to sing a simple song of their own choosing, without musical accompaniment. Auditions are designed to be fun and as unintimidating as possible. The Okeechobee Community Theatre does not discriminate in any way in its casting practices. Those interested in more information on auditions may call Ron or Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307. They may also visit the theatre's website, http://okeecommunitytheatre.com. The Okeechobee Community Theatre is a non-pro t organization of local adults and young people who enjoy producing live Broadway-style comedies, dramas and musicals. It is a member of the Florida Theatre Conference and the American Association of Community Theatre. Theatre to hold auditions for two shows

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Election results I am surprised that with all the talk about c hange that according to the paper there w as only one incumbent defeated and that w as the school board race.  If you think Paul May got a high percentage of the votes in the primary, wait for the general election. Voters will have a choice b etween his name and a blank line, since his only opponent is a write-in candidate.Scott Scott is a bit puzzling to me. I would never vote for a corporate criminal but the right w ingers seem to admire that kind of amoral greed. On the other hand he is at least making a big show of trying to add funding for education (while hiding state taxpayer involuntary aid to private and religious schools in t here). I guess that claiming to support educ ation is page one of the national republican s trategist playbook lately, trying to take that positive back from liberals. But as expected he and his right wing legislature are working hard and sadly effectively to eliminate or at least gut any state agencies with consumer protection and civil rights responsibilities. I have called some that were helpful and effective against abuses in the past and their s taffers now say “we’re not allowed to help people with that anymore.”  How did it come to pass that Governor Scott is not in jail for these alleged crimes? Consider too, that the state has a higher proportion of registered Democrats than Republicans in spite of which, he was elected t o of ce.  Florida is approximately 45 percent Democrats, 40 percent Republicans and 15 percent Independents. Florida has long elected Republican governors, Bush, Martinez, Crist, Kirk to name a few. What Scott did was spend $75 million dollars to buy a $150,000 a year job and won by about 1 perc ent or approximately 61,000 votes out of 5.5 million cast. Not exactly what you call a landslide victory.In the news I really don’t think Jesus cares if someone goes skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee. Back to school I know that the school system is concerned about the price of gasoline and trying to keep the school buses on the road. As a parent, I wish the bus would come closer to my house, since my child’s bus stop is approximately one mile away and there are some bad dogs in the area that Animal Control has not been able to catch. But as a parent, I also know it is my responsibility and not the school system’s to make sure my kids get to the bus stop safely. If necessary, I will walk with them to the bus stop and wait with them for the bus. The exercise won’t kill me.  School started this week. Drivers, please be careful and watch out for the kids at the bus stops and those walking or riding bikes to and from school.Medicare The Romney/Ryan plan preserves Medicare just the way it is for those age 55 and older. If you are already on Medicare, or within 10 years of qualifying for it, the plan does not change. What they are trying to do for the younger folks is come up with a new plan in order to preserve it, If they just let it go the way it is now, the system will be bankrupt in 12 years and there will be no Medicare for anyone of any age.Undecided This year it seems that the undecided voters are going to make a huge difference in the presidential election. The Democrats have strong supporters. The Republicans have strong supporters. But there are a lot of confused people in the middle. And the undecided voters want information, not negative campaign rhetoric. We need to know exactly what each side plans to do to improve the economy. Who will raise taxes? By how much? Who will cut spending? By how much? What programs will be cut? We already know that Obama has cut Medicare by over $700 billion to fund Obamacare. We have heard that Romney wants to keep all of the Bush tax cuts in place, so the basic tax rate would not change, but he wants to close loopholes. Which loopholes? We know Obama wants to raise taxes on households that earn $250,000 a year or more. So what else? We need speci cs. Stop the blame game and give us the facts! Cheer squad STORM thanks supportersThe Okeechobee STORM Competition Cheer Squad would like to thank all of the businesses that have sponsored us and supported us as we have begun our new venture this year. OCRA is all about the children of our town and one of our awesome contributors is The Children’s Service Council of Okeechobee, also a champion for the children. We appreciate them so much for giving us the grant that is helping to purchase several items for our rst season. Another one of our most wonderful supporters is Gene Fulford who has shown so much generosity by donating one of his buildings so we would not have to practice outdoors. Thank you not only for the building but all of the hard work you have put into it. We would also like to thank our many sponsors for donating to our squad for the 2012 season:Banner sponsorsChildren’s Services Council, Gene Fulford, Pine Creek Sporting Club, Seacoast National Bank, Chris deBree, The C. Blair Family, Choice Automotive and Custom Exhaust, Dwayne Stokes Enterprises, and OCRA.Gold sponsorsRut N’ Strut N’ Taxidermy, Christopher J. Mavroides, M.D., Dr. Jesus Gruso, M.D., Heartland Discount Pharmacy, Bare Bones Diving, JoJo McPeak’s Cleaning, Roger A McPeak & Assoc., Inc., Mixon Real Estate Group, Syfrett Feed Company, Whitney McMillan Photography, Rachel Erwin, Dave Christensen, Dr. Muhammad K. Syed, M.D., Flower Child Bowtique, Bill Coffey, American Construction Associates, Colleen Skin Care & Permanent Make-Up, Katie’s Pet Parlor, Ashton’s Fan Club, Lindy’s Fan Club, Sammy & Ann Hancock, CBJH Southern Accessories, Razor’s Edge Salon, Choice Automotive & Custom Exhaust, St. Lucie Battery & Tire, ARS Power Sports, Speedy Transmission, John’s Towing Service, Fitness Factory, CenterState Bank, Texaco-Dunkin Donuts, Fast Break, Margaret Helton C., J & E Fencing, Polly Hayes, Pine Creek Sporting Club, Sneiderlaw.com, Steve & Karen Harris, Southfork Ranch, OCRA, The Jewell Girls Fan Club.White sponsors441 North Drive Thru, Hairgurl Salon, Dianne & Daryl Flanders, E & E Automotive, Steve Johnson, Pat O’Connor, Robbi Erwin, Sissy & Alan McPeak, Cloud Welding, Team Plasc.com, Mara Manlove Ellis. Okeechobee STORM Competitio n Cheer SquadOYFL Thanks!I personally want to thank all the directors and coaches for their time and effor t required to get the new Okeechobee Youth Football League started. The players, coaches and directors wan t to thank our supporters for their generous donations. Chris Branham and the school district, AnQuan Boldin (wide receiver fo r the Baltimore Ravens), Bishop Banks and the Bible Church of God, Golden Corral, Quail Creek, Gene and Peggy Fulford, Wast e Management, The Porch Gremlins, Hayne w and Susan Williams, Eddie and Beth Lehman, Don Themm ENG, Inc., Wicks, Brown and Williams CPA, Okeechobee Ford Motor Company, Sonny and Betty Williamson, Glades Gas and the Hampton Inn. Okeechobee Youth Football League is up and running and looking GREAT! We jus t nished an impressive showing at the jamboree in Winter Haven. All ve teams looked excellent. The season opens up next wee k at Avon Park. Our home games are agains t Lake Placid Dragons, Desoto Bulldogs, Avon Park Red Devils, Lee County Storm, and th e Heartland Hurricanes. Away games are with Avon Park Red Devils, Winter Haven Wolverines, Lake Wales Steelers, Frost Proof Bulldogs, and the Cypress Garden Gators. Donations and support can be mailed to OYFL, P.O. Box 2654, Okeechobee, F L 34973. Thank you again for all your efforts! Charlie Hukriede, Treasurer August 22, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 22, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Hilljack BBQ and 3C BBQ were the grand champion and reserve grand champion, respectively, at a recent competition for ‘backyard’ barbecuers. Eleven teams took part in the July 27-28 competition held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center to bene t the O.L. Raulerson Jr. Scholarship Fund. The event was held in conjunction with the National Day of the American Cowboy celebration. Event organizer Noel Stephen said the two-day competition raised $3,300 for the scholarship fund. The fund was established in memory of the late Okeechobee County Sheriff O.L. Raulerson Jr., and awards a scholarship to a graduating Okeechobee High School senior who plans to pursue a career in law enforcement. The rst, second and third place winners in each category were: Anything Butt: 1. Smokin’ Pink BBQ, 2. Big Country BBQ, 3. 3C BBQ Sauces: 1. Smokin’ Pink BBQ, 2. Big Country BBQ, 3. B.A.M.F. BBQ Beer Can Chicken: 1. Mullis Meat Makin’, 2. 3C BBQ, 3. Swamp Cracker BBQ Chicken: 1. Smokin’ Pink BBQ, 2. Swamp Cracker BBQ, 3. Hilljack BBQ Ribs: 1. 3C BBQ, 2. Hilljack BBQ, 3. Big Country BBQ Pork Butt: 1. Hilljack BBQ, 2. Big County BBQ, 3. Black Dog BBQ Brisket: 1. Hilljack BBQ, 2. Swamp Cracker BBQ, 3. Mullis Meat Makin’ People’s Choice: 1. Smokin’ Pink BBQ, 2. Black Dog BBQ, 3. Hilljack BBQ The next event will be held early in 2013. BBQ contest raises money for scholarship Submitted photoRichard Forlifer (center) and Brent Wilson (far right), representing the Hilljack BBQ team, accept their award from Noel Stephen (left) for winning the brisket category at a July 27-28 barbecue competition. The event was held as a fundraiser for the O.L. Raulerson Jr. Scholarship Fund which awards a scholarship to a graduating Okeechobee High School senior who will be pursuing a career in law enforcement. Submitted photoFirst-place winners in the ribs category at the July 27-28 contest for backyard barbecue teams was the 3C BBQ team. Team members are Ranell Conner (left), John Conner (second from right) and John Conner Jr. (far right). Presenting the team with their award is Noel Stephen (second from left). Laurie Stephen (right) and her Smokin’ Pink BBQ team won the barbecue sauce competition and was presented her trophy by Noel Stephen (left). Submitted photoReserve Champion winners at the July 27-28 contest for ‘backyard’ barbecue teams was the 3C BBQ team of Ranell Conner (far left), John Conner (second from right) and John Conner Jr. (far right). Presenting them their trophy is Noel Stephen (second from left). First place winners in the beer can chicken category was the Mullis Meat Makin’ BBQ team. Team members are Nikki Faircloth (far left), Janna Mullis (second from left), Jacey Mullis (second from right) and Jamie Mullis (far right). Presenting the team with its award was Noel Stephen (center). Submitted photoThe winning team in the Anything Butt category at the July 27-28 barbecue competition for ‘backyarders’ was the Smokin’ Pink BBQ team. Noel Stephen (left) presented Smokin’ Pink team member Laurie Stephen (right) with her award. Submitted photoThe Hilljack BBQ team won the pork butt category at a competition for backyard barbecue teams. Noel Stephen (left) presented team members Richard Forlifer (center) and Brent Wilson (right) with their trophy. Submitted photoNoel Stephen (left) presented the Hilljack BBQ team (l-r, Richard Forlifer and Brent Wilson) with their trophy for being named the grand champion at a July 27-28 barbecue contest to raise money for the O.L. Raulerson Jr. Fund. Submitted photoThe Smokin’ Pink BBQ team took rst place in the chicken category at the July 27-28 barbecue contest. Noel Stephen (left) presented Smokin’ Pink team member Laurie Stephen (right) with the rst-place trophy. Submitted photoThe Smokin’ Pink BBQ team won the People’s Choice award at the July 27-28 barbecue contest. Noel Stephen (left) presented Smokin’ Pink team member Laurie Stephen with her trophy.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Carl Palmer LaVo, Jr., 88OKEECHOBEE — Carl Palmer Levo, Jr., passed away August 20, 2012 in Okeechobee, Florida. He was born June 15, 1924 in San Francisco, Calif. Mr. LaVo proudly served our Country in the United States Navy and was a Regional Vice President in the Agriculture Industry. There will be no public services. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Margaret Ann Smith, 39OKEECHOBEE — Margaret Ann Smith, died peacefully on Saturday, August 18, 2012. She was born in Pahokee and a life-time resident of Okeechobee. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at Faith Alive Church. Margaret enjoyed spending time with her family, styling their hair, and preparing her own special family favorite recipes. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carrol Gayle Smith. Survivors include her son, Bradley Forest Love of Tenn.; father, Ray (Annabelle) Smith of East Dublin, Ga.; sisters, Glenda (Harold) Seger and Cheryl (Ronnie) Allison, both of Okeechobee; uncle, Walter (Deborah) Payton of Dexter, Ga.; aunts, Myrtle, (Ken) Phillips, Lynn (M.C.) Gilliand, Hazel Whited, all of Vidalia, Ga., Evelyn Clark, Angela (Donnie) Walker, both of Mt. Vernon, Ga., Leila Vickery of Uvalda, Ga., Mary Ethel Moore of McCrey, Ga.; nieces, Tesa, Amanda Gayle, Brittany, Jessica, Sarah Gayle, Michelle, A manda Marie, Maryann; and great-nephew, Ocean Ray. Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, from noon until service time of 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 US 441 N., Okeechobee, Fla. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Margaret’s memory to Pet Rescue Florida, Inc. (Okeechobee Humane Society), P.O. Box 233, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to w ww.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Hazel Wisener Morton, 88OKEECHOBEE — Hazel Wisener Morton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. She was born June 8, 1924, to Emmet and Eva Wisener in Winston County, Ala. She and Ernest Morton were married on October 22, 1944, in Winston County. In 1949, they moved to North Miami, Fla., and then to Okeechobee in 1959. Hazel was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith attending the 1st Baptist Church of Basinger. She was a proud and loving grandmother and treated each grandchild as they were the one and only. She loved cooking, gardening and attending church. She would acknowledge everyone with cards on their special occasions, never missing a single one. For the past few years she lived with her daughter, Sherry, who was also her care giver. Hazel was the last of her generation. She was preceded in death, in 1991 by her husband, Ernest; in 2005 by her son, Pastor Doyce Morton; in 2009 by her daughter, Carolyn Raulerson; and great-grandson, little Raymond Hooker. She is survived by her son, Wayne (Rhonda) Morton of Okeechobee; daughters, Regena (Wilbur) Walker of Jacksonville, Fla., Sherry Stevens of Okeechobee; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Eloise Wisener and son-inlaw, Michael Raulerson, both of Okeechobee; daughter-in-law, Jackie Morton of Vero Beach, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends in Okeechobee, Alabama, and Texas. Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at the North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 NW 30th Terr., Okeechobee, from 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Basinger Cemetery. In lieu, of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Hazel’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. We are gonna miss you Mama. “GOD works in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform.” Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Jackie Mae Lane, 82OKEECHOBEE — Jackie Mae Lane, passed away August 18, 2012, at the Hamrick Home in Okeechobee. Mrs. Lane was born November 11, 1929, in Anadarko, Okla. to the late Andrew and Nola Mae. She was married to her late husband, Billie J. Lane on February 14, 1974. While living in Edmond, Okla., she worked with her husband and together they operated their family business, B&J Refrigeration. She moved to Okeechobee in 1999 from Edmond. She attended services at The Gathering and in her past time she loved to cook and sew. Mrs. Lane is survived by her daughters, Cindy Reed (Rush), Tina Struck (Monte), Jill Wanless (Ted); a son, David Smith; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A service was held Monday, August 20, 2012 in the chapel of the Buxton Funeral Home with Josh Wanless, grandson of ciating. Mrs. Lane will be laid to rest beside her husband at Rose Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City, OK. Those who wish may send memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Lane to Hospice of Okeechobee. PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends are invited to sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.bassokeechobeefh.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home & Crematory, 205 NE Second Street, Okeechobee, FL, (863) 763-2111 James “Punch” Montgomery, 86OKEECHOBEE — James “Punch” Montgomery, passed away August 17, 2012 in Okeechobee. He was born November 18, 1925 in Magof n County, Ky., to Bruce and Delpha Jenkins Montgomery. Mr. Montgomery proudly served our country in the US Army. He came to Okeechobee from Salyersville, Kentucky in 1978. He was of the Protestant faith and loved his dogs. He was preceded in death by his son, Kerr y Montgomery. He is survived by his daughter, Stefanie Montgomery Seaman (Derek) of Okeechobee; son, Al Montgomery (Sally) of Lancaster, Ky.; daughter, Sharon Brown of Salyersville, Ky.; grandson, Jason Montgomery of Lakeland, Fla.; brother, Carl Montgomery of Salyersville, Ky.; sister, Maxine Montgomery of Ky. Services will be held in Salyersville, Kentucky. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Jeffery Scott Plummer, 47PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — Jeffery Scott Plummer passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012. He was born November 14, 1964, to John F. and Lillian Ann (Abbey) Plummer. Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 16, 2012, in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fla. Graveside services followed in the Ft. Drum Cemetery. Pastor Don Leon of ciated the service. All local arrangements where entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cemetery, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.Lura Bell Fulce, 86OKEECHOBEE — Lura Bell Fulce, of (BHR) passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 in Raulerson Hospital. She was born March 25, 1926 in Anniston, Alabama. There will be no public services. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.Richard Thomas Sattler, 67OKEECHOBEE — Richard Thomas Sattler, passed away August 20, 2012 at the Hamrick Home. He was born April 30, 1945 in Ypsilanti, Mich. He proudly served our country in the US Navy. Mr. Sattler is surv ived by his mother, A rvilla Beatrice Sattler of Ypsilanti, Michigan; daughter, Maranda Mary Sattler of Painesville, Ohio; longtime special friend, Jean Granados of Okeechobee. Services will be held in Michigan. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 22, 2012 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com 2012-2013 Medical Information GuidePublish Date: Friday, October 26, 2012The area’s premiere medical and health information resource Contact a sales representative today to schedule your ad space • 763-3134

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 22, 2012 TALLAHASSEE—Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Aug. 17 the addition of General Thomas Sidney Jesup’s diary, from the Second Seminole War, to the Florida Memory website. The diary follows the dayto-day activities of General Jesup from October 1836, when he rst arrived in Florida, to May 1837. General Jesup discusses troop movements, the challenges of supply, battles and negotiations to remove the Seminoles from Florida. “General Jesup’s diary is an invaluable resource for historians of Native American History, as well as our state and country’s history,” said Secretary Detzner. “His thoughts and observations offer a unique insight into one of the most dramatic and controversial con icts in U.S. history.” General Jesup was one of the longest serving of cers in U.S. military history and the longest serving Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army. General Jesup’s fate and that of the Seminoles became entwined in October 1836, when he arrived in Florida to take command of U.S. forces in the territory. Beginning in December, when he formally assumed command, General Jesup spent a year and a half trying to defeat the Seminoles, who resisted the U.S. campaign to take their land and remove them to the West. Some of the most important events of the Second Seminole War, which lasted from 1835 to 1842, occurred during the time General Jesup was in command, including the capture of Osceola, the Battle of Lake Okeechobee, the pursuit of Black Seminoles (escaped slaves who fought alongside the Seminoles), and a dramatic increase in the number of U.S. troops deployed in Florida. General Jesup ended his role in the controversial con ict in May 1838, when he returned to Washington, D.C. and resumed his position as Quartermaster General. Visit the Florida Memory website, www. FloridaMemory.com, to learn more about General Thomas Sidney Jesup and the Second Seminole War. General Jesup’s diary can be found at http://www. oridamemory. com/collections/jesup/.About the Florida Memory WebsiteThe Florida Memory website provides online access to more than 550,000 photographs, textual records, sound recordings and moving images. The Florida Memory program is funded by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute o f Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. Users can access the same web address used b y the program since its creation in 1998, www. FloridaMemory.com. General’s Second Seminole War diary added to Florida Memory.com Services affected include driver’s licenses, license plates, vehicle tagsThe Okeechobee County Tax Collector’s Of ce warns customers to be aware of plans the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has made to bring all services of ine at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7. At that time customers will not be able to access online services. The DHSMV plans to restore all services by 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10. The planned outage is an effect of the agency’s data center move from headquarters in Tallahassee to one of the state’s primary data centers, also located in Tallahassee. While the DHSMV plans to have the systems operational by 9 a.m., Sept. 10, it’s possible some services will not be restored at that time, which can affect business operations in the Tax Collector’s of ce. Customers who know their driver’s license, identi cation card or license plate will expire on or before Sept. 7, should visit an of ce or www. GoRenew.com before 6 p.m. Sept. 7. In addition to the early September move, another phase of the move will take place beginning 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Online services will be unavailable during this phase, which the DHSMV estimates will take one to two days to complete. In-of ce services will not be affected. The move is part of he state’s Data Center Consolation plan. In 2008, Florida lawmakers passed legislation that mandates all state agency data centers and computing facilities to consolidate into state primary data centers by 2019. Questions can be directed to the Tax Collector’s of ce at 863-763-3421. State agency’s systems of ine Sept. 7-10 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Waste ManagementBack to school supportWaste Management supported back to school by donating $500 to Indiantown Community Outreach and CASTLE (Child Abuse Services Training and Enrichment) non-pro t organizations. In the photo are: Teresa Chandler, Waste Management and Al Jacks, CASTLE Program Manager.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News August 22, 2012 mercial development. This amendment was approved by the board in May and submitted to the proper state agencies for approval. None of the reviewing agencies had objections or made substantive comments. Therefore the amendment is expected to be approved as originally proposed. Commissioners will once again take up a topic they considered at their last meeting the Advanced Stone Technology building in the county industrial park. As a result of recent litigation the county now has possession of the 19,438 square foot building valued at $200,499. Since the last meeting county of cials have surveyed the condition of the building. They discovered a considerable amount of trash and debris inside and outside the building as well as structural damage. Staff is expected to recommend a professional demolition company be consulted to determine the cost of removing debris and striping the building back to the pre-engineering building shell. In a related matter, commissioners will consider a settlement offer proposed by the Snyder family as a result of the litigation. As of Aug. 23, the total amount owed the county including rent, taxes, late charges and interest is $57,222.45 Commissioners will also consider repairs to the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. They will consider a proposal to remove and replace 10 damaged wall panels, a damaged end wall column, three damaged header channels and trim at the base of the end wall, all at a cost of $15,973 to be covered by insurance. They will also consider additional repairs while the contractor is working on the facility. They will consider repairs to the rake trim and curb trim in the amount of $3,984 to be paid from county funds. In other items, the board is expected to: receive the end of the year report from John Romano of New Horizons of the Treasure Coast; approve an engineering rm for consulting services on the Okeechobee Trailhead Lock 7 project; consider changing the policy on alcohol consumption at C. Scott Driver Park; receive a nancial update through Jul y 31; and, approve payment of $292,726.68 to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration for respective Medicaid bills. At the budget hearing commissioners are expected to consider funding to private organizations and receive a presentation on the General Fund portion of the proposed budget.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 Mullin was also found guilty on two counts of culpable negligence regarding the injuries to Tony's 5-year-old daughter Catelyn and his sister-in-law Amber Anthony w ho were both in the car with Tony. On March 29, 2009, Tony took Catelyn to see her mother, Angela. Mullin, who was living with Catelyn's mother in her Oak Park home, was lled with jealousy and was ghting with Angela over Tony's visit. Mullin lashed out at Tony, but when Tony refused to ght, Mullin struck him. With blood running from a cut over his left eye, Tony grabbed his daughter and Mrs. Anthony and started to leave. As they were pulling away from the home Mullin sprinted from the front yard and jumped onto the hood of Tony's car and continued swinging at Tony through an open window. After the crash, Mullin ed. He was later arrested in Pinellas County and returned to Okeechobee County to stand trial. On. Feb. 1, 2012, the 4th District Court of A ppeals (DCA) granted Mullin a new trial. As the jury was deliberating at that rst trial they asked to hear Angela's testimony about Mullin jumping on the hood of the car. While the jury got to hear Mrs. Gehle's testimony under direct examination by Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson, the subsequent cross examination by Stanley Glenn, of the public defender's of ce, was not replayed. The DCA ruled that this was reversible error and awarded Mullin the new trial. So, on July 28, 2012, another jury took all the information to the jury room and returned with the same verdictguilty on all counts. And, just as he did the rst time, Mr. Richardson asked Judge Belanger to declare Mullin a habitual felony offender as well as a prison releasee re-offender. Mullin, added the prosecutor, has 10 prior felony convictions. And, just as he did the rst time, Judge Belanger sentenced Mullin to 30 years in prison on the manslaughter conviction and declared him a prison releasee re-offender. With that classi cation, Mullin will have to serve the rst 15 years of his 30-year sentence in its entirety. He will then be eligible for gain time on the second 15 years of that sentence. "The victim's anger is completely understandable," said the judge, acknowledging Karen's emotional comments. On the two culpable negligence convictions, Mullin was sentenced to 337 days in the Okeechobee County Jail with each sentence to run concurrently. Mullin received credit for the 1,172 days he has already served. As Karen was nishing her statement, she told the judge that she cries for her son "every single day." She then turned her attention to the shackled man in his orange and white jail jumpsuit standing to her right. "It's been 3 years, 5 months and 8 days since you killed our son. To quote my son's last words: you're not so bad now, are you?'" MULLINContinued From Page 1 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Both cases heard Tuesday, Aug. 21, by Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Lois Nichols were continued until next month. John and Essie Steen had been given until Aug. 16 to mow and trim and remove debris from their N.E. Fourth Street property. Code Enforcement Of cer Rollo Ridley stated that the front half of the property had been mowed and some of the debris had been removed. However, he said the property was still not in compliance and he recommended a ne of $25 a day for every day of noncompliance. Mrs. Steen stated that the property had been foreclosed on and now belongs to the mortgage company. However, since the Steens had not yet received of cial noti cation of foreclosure, the special magistrate said it was the county's position that the Steens still owned the property. The special magistrate continued the case until next month in order to allow the Steens to clear up the matter. Earl and Rita Pitt had been given until Aug. 16 to mow and trim their N.W. 36th Street property. Code Enforcement Of cer Beth Albert said she had been informed by Mr. Pitt's daughter that he was in the hospital. Therefore, the special magistrate gave the Pitts an additional month to come into compliance.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Code magistrate tables cases B.R.A.T. Club to coordinate Labor Day ParadeB.R.A.T. Club, Inc. a local non-pro t in Okeechobee, will once again sponsor the Labor Day Parade. The 2012 Labor Day Parade will be held on Sept. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will travel the regular parade route starting at Second street on Parrott Avenue (U.S. 441) and traveling through downtown. Last year the club picked up the parade and organized over 75 entries. The Labor Day Parade is one of Okeechobee's largest annual events bringing people young and old to enjoy the show. Businesses, clubs and individuals are welcome to participate. For more information about the parade or to obtain an application, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996 or e-mail at tchandler@wm.com.

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Visit: https://circulation.newszap.com/ Email: readerservices@newszap.com Call: 800-282-8586 I t  s a l l a b o u t y o u y o u r n e w s y o u r n e i g h b o r s y o u r l i f e 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 22, 2012 More than 55 million children across the United States have headed back to school this month. Since almost one in ve children w alk or bike to school, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians during beforeand after-school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for walking children over the last decade, nearly one-third of child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 and 7 p.m. "Motorists need to be especially vigilant during the morning and afternoon hours w hen school children are walking to and from school," cautioned John Pecchio, manager, AAA traf c safety, The Auto Club Group. "Unfortunately, more than 1,200 children lost their lives during the after-school hour time frame between the years 2000 and 2010. We have seen a steady decrease in the number of tragedies each year, however, one death is one too many." AAA offers six ways to keep kids safe this school year: 1. Slow down. Speed limits in school zones are reduced for a reason. A pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling at 25 mph is nearly two-thirds less likely to be killed compared to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling just 10 mph faster. 2. Eliminate distractions. Children often cross the road unexpectedly and may emerge suddenly between two parked cars. Research shows that taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles your chances of crashing. 3. Reverse responsibly. Every vehicle has blind spots. Check for children on the sidewalk, driveway and around your vehicle before slowly backing up. Teach your children to never play in, under or around vehicles even those that are parked. 4. Talk to your teen. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, and more than one in four fatal crashes involving teen drivers occur during the after-school hours of 3 to 7 p.m. Get evidence-based guidance and tips at TeenDriving.AAA.com. 5. Come to a complete stop. Research shows that more than one third of drivers roll through stop signs in school zones or neighborhoods. Always come to a complete stop, checking carefully for children on sidewalks and in crosswalks before proceeding. 6. Watch for bicycles. Children on bikes are often inexperienced, unsteady and unpredictable. Slow down and allow at least three feet of passing distance between your vehicle and the bicycle. If your child rides a bicycle to school, require that they wear a properly- tted bicycle helmet on every ride. Find videos, expert advice and safety tips at ShareTheRoad.AAA.com. AAA's School's Open Drive Carefully awareness campaign was launched in 1946 in an effort to prevent school-related child pedestrian traf c crasheshelping kids to live ful lling, injury-free lives. In addition to the School's Open Drive Carefully campaign, AAA has teamed up with Richard Scarry's Busytown Mysteries to help keep children safe. Download coloring pages, play games and watch car seat safety videos at SafeSeats4Kids.AAA.com. A AA offers back-to-school safe driving tips New data shows that while fewer American teenagers are smoking now than a decade ago, the rate of decline has slowed considerably. "Despite an 11-year downw ard trend among middle and high school students, there has been little or no change in tobacco use between 2009 and 2011," said Dr. Tim McAfee, director of CDC's Of ce on Smoking and Health, which issued the new report. From 1997 to 2003, the United States saw robust declines in teen smoking rates, the CDC says, but since 2002 those gains have slowed as states cut funding for tobaccocessation programs. In fact, teen smoking rates haven't changed signi cantly since 2009, while the number of high school students who smoke has remained at stubbornly high levels. Among high school-age males, "nearly 30 percent were using some form of tobacco in 2011," McAfee said. That includes tobacco products that are smoked, chewed or sniffed. In 2011, almost 18 percent of high school girls used tobacco, the report noted. Among middle school students, more than 8 percent of boys and 6 percent of girls used some form of tobacco product. "Another disturbing nding was that cigar use among black high school students increased signi cantly just in that two-year period," McAfee noted. The increase appears to be driven by the availability of cigarettelike cigars that tobacco companies have marketed in an effort to circumvent federal and state tax laws and U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, McAfee said. There were some heartening trends. From 2000 to 2011, overall tobacco use among middle school students dropped from about 15 percent of students to just over 7 percent, and for high school students from 34.4 percent to just over 23 percent, the researchers noted. Hispanic high school students also saw signi cant, recent declines in cigarette smoking, from about 19 percent in 2009 to just under 16 percent in 2011, the researchers pointed out. Still, the bottom line, according to McAfee, is that "18to 25-year-olds have the highest rates of tobacco use of any age group in the U.S. Basically, the adult rate has been declining and the tobacco industry marketing has been focusing aggressively on the 18to 25-year-old age bracket." In addition, states have cut funding for tobacco-control programs by up to 40 percent, at a time when revenue from tobacco has risen more than 30 percent, McAfee said. "That's why we are so concerned," he said. "If we want to get the decline moving again we are going to have to become refocused, as a society, on the goal of having our youth be tobacco-free," he said. Teen tobacco use still a health concern Firestix softball tryouts rescheduledTry-out dates for the Okeechobee Firestix softball program have been rescheduled to A ug. 29 and 30 from 6-8 pm at the OkeechobeeHigh School softball eld. The softball program is a travel based league and involves several age groups. For more information call Kim Hargraves at 634-6322 or 467-4900. There are four teams this fall, an 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under and 14 and under squad. Try-outs for high school age girls will be held in September. Y outh football games planned for SaturdayThe Mid Florida Football Conference Brahman youth football teams will host ve games on Saturday at Okeechobee High School against the Lake Placid Dragons. Games start at 9 a.m. and include one ag game and four tackle football games. Three of the Brahman teams won last weekend in the season opener at Avon Park.OCRA football, cheerleader signups end Aug. 25Saturday, Aug. 25 will be the last day to sign your child up for OCRA football, cheerleading and the newly-formed Girls Flag Football, ages 7-15. Signups will be held at the score tower at the Sports Complex from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 863-634-0515 or check our website at www.ocrasports.com or you can like us on Facebook at OCRA Sports. Y outh soccer signups open through Aug. 31Sign-ups for the Youth Soccer League will be through Aug. 31 for youth ages 5-14. Registration is $35 per child and is conducted at the Parks & Recreation Department, in the Sports Complex, Monday-Friday between 8:30-5 p.m. A birth certi cate is required at registration. The age determination date is Dec. 31, 2012. League play will begin Saturday, Sept. 29, and end before Christmas. For more information, call 863-763-6950. Sports News in Brief

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 10 Okeechobee News August 22, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two area men have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a home burglary during which a safe containing $30,000 in cash was taken. According to Detective Javier Gonzalez, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the safe w as found in a Highlands County canal on Aug. 10— some four months after the alleged theft. Arrested in connection with the burglary w ere Steven Allen Albritton, 21, N.W. 280th St., and Randy Ted Thornton, 30, S.E. 22nd Court. Both men are charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand theft. They are being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on bonds of $150,000 each. Thornton is also charged with the felony of grand theft auto. His bond on that charge has been set at $25,000. Also charged with grand theft auto was Joseph Gary Harris, 28, Loop Road, Lorida. He, too, is being held on $25,000 bond. Those auto theft charges stem from the theft of Albritton’s truck, stated the arrest report. In his report, Detective Gonzalez said the burglars tried to enter the home through the front door on April 16 but a pit bull inside the home stopped them. So, Thornton allegedly knocked on the front door to occupy the dog while the other man entered the home through a bedroom window then shut the bedroom door. Thornton then helped the other man lift the 3-foot-x-3-foot metal safe out the window and into Albritton’s truck, stated the report. The men then took the safe to Lorida where, after removing the money, they dumped it into a canal. The safe was valued at $400, indicated the report. Detective Gonzalez stated that the burglars apparently knew exactly what they were after because there were other valuable items in the house—guns, televisions, laptop computers and cameras—that were not touched. On Aug. 10, Detective Captain John Rhoden and Deputy Sergeant Brian Hagan, both members of the OCSO dive team, entered the canal and found the safe in about 5 feet of water. When the safe was removed from the canal Detective Gonzalez said it was opened and papers bearing the owner’s name were found inside. The detective said the lock on the safe had been “punched out.” Despite the arrests, Detective Gonzalez said his investigation is continuing. Two charged in April theft of safe, money 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).  Curtis Daniel Gordineer, 24, N.E. 103rd A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 17 by Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of grand theft, criminal mischief and v iolation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker. He is being held without bond.  Ethan Lynn Gopher, 20, N. Tucker Ridge Road, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 17 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of cocaine and violation of probation possession of a controlled substance, and the misdemeanor of violation of probation possession of marijuana. He is being held w ithout bond.  Duane Dwight McDeavitt, 42, S.E. 25th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 18 by the OCSO Street Crimes Unit/Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of cocaine. His bond was set at $2,500.  Joseph Martin Miller, 26, N.E. 51st St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 18 by Ofcer Jack Boon on felony charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $35,500.  Justin Wayne Cook, 19, S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 19 by Deputy Bryan Holden on a warrant charging him with the felonies of dealing in stolen property and giving false identi cation to a secondary metal recycler. His bond was set at $12,500.  Brenda Joyce Byrd, 17, N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 20 by Deputy Steven Pollock on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of exploitation of the elderly. Her bond was set at $2,500.  Carlton H. Salmon, 31, Christopher St., Winter Garden, was arrested Aug. 20 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a felony charge of lewd or lascivious exhibition in the presence of an employee. His bond was set at $5,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Special to the Okeechobee News Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Hugo Barrera, Special Agent in Charge, Miami Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Jeff Atwater, Chief Financial Of cer, Department of Financial Services, Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigation, Dennis Davis, Police Chief, Okeechobee City Police Department, Herb Smith, Fire Chief, Okeechobee City Fire Department, and James Loftus, Director, Miami-Dade Police Department, announces that Christopher Van Hatcher, 33, of Miami, Florida, pled guilty Aug. 15 to arson, in violation of Title 18, Untied States Code, Sections 844(i). Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 26, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Donald L. Graham in Fort Pierce, Florida. At sentencing, Hatcher faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ve years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment. According to the stipulated factual basis led in this case, Hatcher rst burglarized the Handy Food Store located at 1408 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to obtain Florida Lottery scratch off tickets. Before leaving the store, Hatcher set re to the remaining lottery tickets which caused extensive re and smoke damage. First responders from the Okeechobee City Police and Fire Departments responded to extinguish the re. Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative and cooperative efforts of all Federal, State and local agencies which all contributed to identifying Hatcher. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Adam McMichael. Okeechobee man pleads guilty to arson Randy T. Thornton Steven A. Albritton By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $500,000 bond following his arrest on a charge of sexually molesting a young girl. Aurelio Barron Torres, 32, S.R. 70 E., was arrested Friday, Aug. 17, on a felony charge of sexual battery offender over 18, victim under 12. According to an arrest report by Detective Susan Morrison, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the child’s mother became concerned when the child started having nightmares and playing with her dolls “inappropriately.” The mother contacted authorities when the girl told her what had happened, continued the report. Torres has denied touching the child, stated the arrest report. Man accused of molesting child

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Join the fun at AWANA Bible Club at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee! Wednesday nights 6-8 p.m. through the school y ear. Clubs are available for children age 3 through 12th grade. Pre-Registration night w ill be Aug. 22, 6-7 p.m. First night of Club/ Registration is Aug. 29, from 6-8 p.m. For details or questions, please call the church of ce at 863-763-2171. The Pentecostals of Okeechobee will hold a Back to School Y outh Rally on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Okeechobee, 405 S.W. 10th Avenue. Food w ill be served after the service. Call 863-6344554 for more information. Games and fun for kids of all ages will follow a time of worship and preaching by special guest speaker Nick DeAngelo from Palm Beach. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church w ill have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1401 NE 14th Avenue, Okeechobee. All funds go to support our soup kitchen. Call Crystal Harris for more information at 863-612-6395. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! 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. A nyone 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 W arriors, 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 camp-outs. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 1731 Hunter Road, Buckhead Ridge, would like to invite everyone to their services on Sunday morning, Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. and Wednesday evenings will be prayer service with pot-luck dinner, prayer, praises and music at 7 p.m. Everyone is 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 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CenterState Banks Core Values:Local Market Driven€A Long Term Horizon€World Class Service Relationship Banking€Faith and Family Shannon ConradSr. Customer Service SpecialistKristy CrawfordCommercial Loan Officer/VPSherri EnfingerConsumer Loan OfficerMonica AnuezPersonal BankerJamie BrammeierCustomer Service SpecialistFaveola CarrilloSr. Personal Banker Jennifer LaffertyResidential Lender/AVPCecilia RodriguezSr. Personal BankerTabitha TrentBranch Manager/VP John WilliamsCommunity President/SVPHeather HancockExecutive Assistant 863.763.55732100 South Parrott Ave. €Okeechobee, FL 34974www.centerstatebank.com 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 22, 2012 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

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Professional. Principled. Passionate. Family Law • Criminal Law • Civil LitigationWe Support The Brahman Football Team... Glenn J. Sneider Attorney at Law 863-467-6570 200 SW 9th St. Okeechobee, FL gjs@sneiderlaw.com • sneiderlaw.com, 414A NE Park St • Okeechobee (863) 467-PAPA (7272) • Fax (863) 467-7279 Good Luck, Brahmans! Good Luck, Brahmans! $10 SPECIAL SPECIAL Good Luck to Greg Hernandez and the entire Brahman Football Team!! Taylor Creek TireDon Curtiss and Family3826 US Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee863-467-TIRE (8473)Located on 441 at emergency signal in Taylor CreekWe Will Treat You Right FREEestimates& FAIR pricing Easy payment CASH FOR JUNK Buy Here, Pay Here As Low as Down We’ll work with you Call Mitch Anytime (863) 763-0330 • cell (954) 214-8877mandmautobrokersinc.com3565 Hwy 441 N OkeechobeeOn 441 N, just past the High School on the left $ 500 INCORPORATED G G G G o o o o o o d d d d L L u u u c c c c k k k B B B B r r a a a h h h h m m m a a a a n n n n s s ! A FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITY 704 NE 2 nd Dont Make the Wrong Choice! 863-467-6633 & Custom Exhaust Choice Automotive 12 13 Okeechobee News August 22, 2012 August 22, 2012 2,739 Acre Ranch In Eastern Okeechobee County Brandon Tucker (772)-201-8722Lic.RE Broker Lic Auctioneer#AU2570$7,250,000Offered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772)-2041-8722 We Support the Brahman Football Team!Accepting New Patients • We Accept Most Insurances1004 N. Parrott Ave • Okeechobee (863) 763-6496Board Certi ed Family Medicine Florida East Coast Medical Group Like Having a Doctor in the Family For all your health needs Ludmila Mishelevich, MD Peace Lutheran School750 NW 23rd Lane • Okeechobee • 863-763-7566 Mission Statement: Through caring and sharing, Peace Lutheran School educates & prepares children to live as loving Christians in God’s world“Growing Together With Jesus”Nationally Accredited School Now Enrolling for 2012-2013 School Year Ages 2 through Kindergarten• Christ Centered • Very Affordable • Small Class Size • We Accept McKay and Step Up For Students Kindergarten Scholarships Great rates on Vehicle Loans. State Farm Bank., FSB Bloomington, ILGretchen Robertson, Agent State Farm Agent 309 NE 2nd St. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Bus: 863-763-5561From cars to trucks; motorcycles to RVs, let State Farm Bank “nance or re“nance all the things that move you. Bank with a good neighbor.Let State Farm Bank put you in the drivers seat for less money. DATE OPPONENT PLACE TIME 8/24 Moore Haven Away 7:00 8/31 Port St. Lucie Home 7:00 9/7 DeSoto Away 7:00 9/14 Centennial Home 7:00 9/21 Sebastian River Away 7:00 9/28 Martin County Home 7:00 10/5 Forest Hill Away 7:00 10/12 OPEN -----------10/19 South Fork Away 7:00 10/26 Palm Beach (Homecoming) Home 7:00 11/2 Olympic Heights (Sr.) Home 7:00 11/9 Clewiston Away 7:00 Date Opponent Place Time 8/28 Clewiston Home 6:00 9/11 Pt. St. Lucie Away 6:00 9/19 Jensen Beach Home 6:00 9/25 Martin Co. Away 6:00 10/3 South Fork Home 6:00 10/9 Sebastian River Home 6:00 10/16 Centennial Away 6:00 Backyard Barbeque, Inc Monday Lunch: Cheese Burger 1 side, tea $5.99 Dinner: Ribs/Chicken, 2 sides, tea $11.99 Tuesday Lunch: Brisket sandwich 1 side, tea $6.99 Dinner: Brisket dinner, 2 sides, tea $9.99 Wednesday Lunch/Dinner Smoked chicken wings, add side, tea $2.99 Thursday Lunch: Pulled Pork sandwich, chips, tea $4.99 Dinner: Pulled or sliced pork dinner, 2 sides, tea $9.99 Friday Lunch: 9 smoked chicken wings, 1 side, tea $7.99 Dinner: 9 smoked chicken wings, 2 sides, tea $9.99 Saturday Lunch: Prime rib sandwich, chips, tea $6.99 Dinner: 1/3 Ribs, 2 sides, tea $8.99 Sunday Feast for 4 $33.99Daily Specials 104 SE 6th St. Okeechobee 863-824-0880 2 0 1 2 V a r s i t y F o o t b a l l 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 V V V a a a r r r r s s i t t t t y y y F F o o o o o t t t t b b a a a l l l l l 2 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 J u n i o r J J J J u u u u u u n n n n n i i o o o o r r r r r V a r s i t y V V V V V V a a a a a r r r r r r s s s s s i t t t t y y y y y F o o t b a l l F F F F F o o o o o o o o o o o t t t t t b b b b b a a a a a a l l l l l l l l l l

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net MRI FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted Specialty Trained/Board Certi ed Radiologists The Best is Right Here! Okeechobee’s FINEST Open MRI OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE 2 Blocks North of CVS Drugstore115 NE 3rd St. Suite A 863-824-6736 The 2011 – 2012 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 22, 2012

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Cameron Tewksbury opened a lot of eyes during his second year in college for Tallahassee Community College which included coaches from the perennial college baseball power South Carolina Gamecocks. Tewksbury signed a scholarship to pitch for the SEC school earlier this summer and expects to compete for a job on their pitching staff. Tewksbury threw 76 innings and allowed just 64 hits as a sophomore as he became the team’s top starter. He nished (5-5) with a ne earned run average of 2.84. Tallahassee nished 31-19 this past season. “I’m very excited. It’s a great opportunity to play at a top tier program. I feel anytime y ou play with a higher talent level you’ll push y ourself to play at the level,” he said. Tewksbury is excited about playing for a top coaching staff and learning from them. He also described the baseball facility in Columbia as one of the best in the country. “There is no reason that I can’t get better,” he added. Cameron credited his success this year to his return to the mound as a starting pitcher. He said he felt he never was comfortable being used as a reliever and lobbied the coaches for a chance to start. Once he got the chance he ran with it and had a lot of success. “Things started to happen from there and I gained con dence in myself. There came a time when I had to put my trust in God, and that was really big for me. After that I knew I could compete with anybody,” he explained. Tewksbury had a few other options here in Florida but once South Carolina showed interest, he was all ears. He admitted he was nervous to talk to South Carolina because they have been the best in the nation for the past three years with two national titles. While he would like to be a starter for the Gamecocks, Cameron said he just wants a chance to pitch and contribute and help the team win games. He also looks forward to playing against former teammate and Florida Gator Jonathan Crawford. He said a matchup on the mound with Crawford in Gainesville in 2013 would be a dream come true. “That would be like homecoming for me. I hope to get support from Okeechobee and that would de nitely be pretty exciting for both of us,” he added. He praised Crawford for his improvement on the mound and the maturity he has shown both mentally and physically in the past two years. He said his scholarship at South Carolina is a like a story book ending for his career. “I wouldn’t have been able to get up everyday and work as hard as I have without faith in God. He gave me the con dence to ful ll my dreams,” he concluded. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 16 Okeechobee News August 22, 2012 Cameron Tewksbury signs with University of S. Carolina Special to the Okeechobee NewsOHS Alum, Cameron Tewksbury will soon be pitching for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. He signed a scholarship to pitch for the school after he nishes at Tallahassee Community College By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Two coaches with strong roots to their alma mater will be on the sidelines Friday as Okeechobee battles Moore Haven in a renewal of their friendly county line rivalry at Terrier Field in Moore Haven. The kickoff classic might not count in the standings, but it will still matter to the players involved. Chris Branham begins a second tenure as the Brahman coach with a veteran group of senior players that have been frustrated by three tough years on the gridiron. With only ve w ins to show for their efforts, Okeechobee w ill be hungry for any victory. Mike Minikwu returns to Moore Haven after a successful run up north as a college player and as a high school coach. He planned to bring along a wide open pistol offense that likes to throw the football. Key players for Okeechobee on offense this year will be all purpose backs D.J. Washington and LaVante Spivey, quarterback Jack Radebaugh, and receivers Al Morris and Eddie Neal. The offensive line is led by Cody Walker and Cade Stokes. They’ll be without standout tackle Bobby Jo Garza for the rst few weeks of the season. The defense might be a strong point for the Brahmans this year with a number of athletic and physical players. Cory Vickers, Walker, and others lead a strong group of linemen. Linebackers like Rico Garza, Dee Shockley and Elijowan Williams should also be solid. The secondary is loaded with solid athletes. Okeechobee’s kicking game should also be improved. Moore Haven plays in District 2A-6. They were (5-5) in 2011. Key players include linemen Matthew Baker, running back Darrion Cohens, and QB Akkua Hallback. Brahmans to take on Moore Haven Terriers Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Scores for Aug. 17 were: First place tie, Bob Meyers and Ray Warren; second place, Harry White; third place, Rocky Carbia and Howard Shelkie.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 People have so much to do and so little time to do it. To help you deal with your time constraints, we pack this little newspaper with lots of relevant and useful information. We want you to learn what you need to know quickly, so you can experience and enjoy your community fully. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 22, 2012 The Indian River State College Performing Arts Academy provides the highest quality arts instruction to community children and students (3-17) by offering culturally enriching, entertaining and engaging classes to expand their artistic development. Starting with this fall the Performing Arts Academy is adding “Kindermusik Lessons” for children ages 0-5. Kindermusik Lessons includes four new programs that are based in the most current research on childhood development that parents of children ages 0-5 will want to consider for their children. “Village” (ages 0-18 months) lets parents connect with other parents and babies through music and movement, “Sign and Sing” (ages 6 months to 3 years) helps parents and babies communicate through songs and play using American Sign Language. “Our Time” (ages 1.5-3) prepares children for school by learning and interacting. “Imagine That!” (ages 3-5) is a program designed to encourage an active and imaginative child through socialization, sharing and participation in group activities. In addition to the new Kindermusic Lessons, the Performing Arts Academy offers instruction in music (individual and group lessons), dance, children’s theatre and youth musical theatre to children up to the age of 17. Find out about all the opportunities this program offers at the Performing Arts Academy Open House/Registration event on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 4-6 p.m., at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. Music Lessons — Private music instruction is available in voice, piano, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Group Vocal Class — This class establishes the basic fundamentals of vocal technique through demonstration and student performance. Visual Arts — A drawing studio for young artists ages 10 to 15. Group Music Lessons — This class establishes the basic fundamentals of vocal technique through demonstration and student performance. Theatre Workshops — This technical workshop is a class designed to introduce young actors to various forms of acting situations. Youth Musical Theatre — Students participating in this workshop will have an opportunity to share their talents and experience the joy of performing. Kindermusik Lessons — Programs designed to connect children 0-3 years with parents and other children through music, movement, learning and interacting utilizing the most current research on childhood development. Those interested in enrolling their children should be sure to attend the event to ensure placement in programs of interest, as classes ll quickly. There is a one-time $25 registration fee for the Performing Arts Academy. For more information on the program and the cost of Performing Arts Academy programs, call 1-866-792-4772 or visit www. irsc.edu. IRSC to hold Performing Arts Open House Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sarah RenoBack to schoolMrs. Neener’s fourth grade class (top photo) at Okeechobee Christian Academy enjoyed their rst day back to school. Kaden Reno (middle photo) was excited to be back to school in the second grade at Okeechobee Christian Academy. In the bottom photo, Mrs. Woodham’s second grade at Okeechobee Christian Academy was hard at work on the rst day back to school.

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AuctionsSaturday August 25, 2012 9:00 a.m. 1885 Hwy 441 N Okeechobee, FL. Okeechobee County Cattleman’s Association ArenaSale Site Phone 800-985-5699 www.demottauction.com E-MAIL: sales@demottauction.com Auctioneer: Terry DeMott, Sr. FL #AU1833 – AB1285 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! ServicesGolf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Full time for busy of ce working with offender population. Great people, phone and computer skills required. Must be able to multi-task. Fax resume to 863-467-2477. CDL O.T.R Driver wanted must have Hazmat Indor. 10 days out. Must live within 75 miles of Okeechobee,Fl., 36 cents a mile to start. (863)697-6468 Employment Part TimePT DRIVER 3 Days a week. Clean driving record. Call 863-467-6377, Monday Friday, between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ONLY. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Business Opportunities One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in 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 Bicycle Sales & RepairProMobile Bicycle Repair, We Come to you! All Makes & Models Serving Palm Beach, Okeechobee, and surrounding area. M-F 9am -5pm (561)309-9320 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did y ou look for it? Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com CollectiblesWANTED Highwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, 1715 Fleet Treasure Coins. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop Computers w/Flat scrn, keybd, mouse. 8 available $75 & up. works great! Sat. Aug. 25th 1 3pm by the Goodwill. Call Tony to reserve one now 863-517-2782. Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 Cash for Cars & Trucks! I will buy your car or truck, 2005 to 2010 models. If it looks good, runs good, has good air-conditioning and a clean CARFAX, I will pay top dollar. Call Gary at (863)763-3154 ext. 238 DEALER For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsVIKING/PRAIRIE 1 BR Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 IN TOWN1BR Partially furnished APT., nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $700/mo., 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes water. $700/mo. 1st month free. (863) 634-0663. Taylor Creek Condo2BR/1BA, furnished, boat dockage, pool & water included, totally new kitchen & bath, $850/month + 1 month security. No pets. Call (863)658-4264 Houses Rent2/1 HOUSE w/central AC and appliances. 310 NE 4th Ave. $700/mo. 1st, last & $500 sec req. (863)467-5965 Nice 3bd/2ba in Basswood area. $800 per month, 1st and security deposit. Call 772-260-5029 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale$49,900 STEAL 3br./2 ba. Built in 2004, needs nothing. Fenced yard, City water. Call 863-801-1739. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 TREASURE ISLAND 2/2, with detached 1/1 suite, large yard. $725/mo. + sec. dep. No pets. 863-634-0663 Mobile HomeSale Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 from $499mo Loaded 3/2 from $399mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 ext 210 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. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 18 Okeechobee News August 22, 2012

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeNotice of Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting of the Grove Community District The Board of Supervisors of the Grove Community District will hold a Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting on September 4, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, in a Conference Room of the Farm Credit of Florida located at 403 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comment on the Fiscal Year 2012/2013 Proposed Final Budget of the Grove Community District. The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is for the Board to consider any other business which may properly come before it. A copy of the Budget and/or the Agenda may be obtained at the of ces of the District Manager, c/o Special District Services, Inc., 2501 Burns Road, Suite A, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, during normal business hours. The meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law. Meetings may be continued as found necessary to a time and place speci ed on the record. There may be occasions when one or more Supervisors will participate by telephone; therefore, a speaker telephone will be present at the meeting location so that Supervisors may be fully informed of the discussions taking place. In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these meetings should contact the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at their own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Grove Community District 423758 ON 8/15,22/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-20 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. THOMAS B. BLYSTONE, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF THOMAS B. BLYSTONE, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS B. BLYSTONE, and DAVID BLYSTONE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment For Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as follows, to wit:EXHIBIT “A” Lot 70F, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the 1/4 Section corner on the West boundary line of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East; thence South 89 24’08” East along the 1/4 Section line for a distance of 1905.30 feet to a point on the East right-of-way line of Four Seasons Drive; thence South 0 05’07” West, along the East right-of-way line of said Four Seasons Drive and parallel to the West boundary line of the South 1/2 of said Section 17, for a distance of 410.00 feet; thence run South 89 24’08” East parallel with the Northerly boundary line of the South 1/2 of said Section 17, a distance of 990.00 feet to the P.0.B.; thence continue South 89 24’08” East for a distance of 198.00 feet; thence South 0 05’07” West parallel with the West boundary line of the South 1/2 of said Section 17, a distance of 168.00 feet; thence North 8924’08” West, a distance of 198.00 feet; thence North 0 05’07” East a distance of 168.00 feet to the P.O.B. Lying in and comprising a part of Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. SEE EXHIBIT “A,” TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 L556, 52 x 24 MOBILE HOME, Serial Home: FLA14615272AB. Property address: 7348 NE 7th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash on September 12, 2012, on the 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 am. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 424010 ON 8/15,22/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000155 U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of MASTR Adjustable Rate Mortgages Trust 2007-1 Plaintiff, -VS.Donald Christopher Spath; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000155 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of MASTR Adjustable Rate Mortgages Trust 2007-1, Plaintiff and Donald Christopher Spath 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 September 12, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 17, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBLIC RECORDS. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 423732 ON 8/15,22/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2011-CP-186 IN RE: ESTATE OF ELLENE J. BRANSTETTER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Ellene J. Branstetter, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The name and address 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF T HIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOT ICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication is A ugust 22nd, 2012. Personal Representative: Robert L. Branstetter, Jr. 2631 SE 24th Boulevard Okeechobee, FL 34974 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Benjamin H. Greenberg, Esquire A ttorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 627542 Greenberg Elder Law Services, LLC 205 NE 5th Terrace Delray Beach, FL 33444 T el: (561) 274-9109 424451 ON 8/22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2008 CA 000604 U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Certi cateholders of Asset Backed Securities Corporation Home Equity Loan Trust, Series OOMC 2006-HE5 Plaintiff, -VS.Suzanne Miller a/k/a Suzanne Horner a/k/a Suzanne LaForest a/k/a Susanne Miller a/k/a Susanne Horner a/k/a Susanne LaForest; Randy Herbert Horner; Associates Financial Services Company Of Florida, Inc. f/k/a Associates Financial Services Of America, Inc.; King’s Bay Homeowners Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2008 CA 000604 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Certi cateholders of Asset Backed Securities Corporation Home Equity Loan Trust, Series OOMC 2006-HE5, Plaintiff and Suzanne Miller a/k/a Suzanne Homer a/k/a Suzanne LaForest 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 September 12, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment to-wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 1, KING’S BAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 91 THROUGH 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 423731 ON 8/15,22/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000821CAXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES NC 2005-HE8, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES NC 2005-HE8, Plaintiff, VS. JOHN FOSSATI; NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION DAWN FOSSATI; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28th day of June, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000821CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES NC 2005-HE8, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES NC 2005-HE8 is the Plaintiff and JOHN FOSSATI, AEGIS MORTGAGE CORP., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION DBA AMERICA LTD IT’S, NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A DISSOLVED CORPORATION, DAWN FOSSATI, AMY MARIE POWER, LANCE R. POWER, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) N/K/A DAVID SPARKS and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 26th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 90, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES UNIT IV, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1982 NOBI SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME IDENTIFIED BY VIN NUMBER; N81457. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de id. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rile 711. Dated this 1st day of July, 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 Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News A ugust 22, 2012 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000312CAXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION A S TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2006KS1, Plaintiff, V S. CHRISTOPHER SHIRLEY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR DECISION ONE MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC; PALM CREEK ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; SHELLY A MCKAY A/K/A SHELLY MCKAY; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 15th day of May, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000312CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL A SSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2006KS1 is the Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER SHIRLEY, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR DECISION ONE MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC, PALM CREEK ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., SHELLY A MCKAY A/K/A SHELLY MCKAY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S)INPOSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 19th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 66, PALMCREEK ESTATES UNIT NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 90, AS RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacien para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cation si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, Ilame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou spare), pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen 034 anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 15th day of May, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkLaw 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 418074 ON 8/15,22/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-120 In Re: Estate of WILLIAM G. EARL, a/k/a WILLIAM GEORGE EARL, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM EARL, a/k/a WILLIAM GEORGE EARL, deceased, whose date of death was August 1, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-7919, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names 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 persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent 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 PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES 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 rst publication of this notice is August 22, 2012. Personal Representative: Phillip A. Roman 11932-1 Old Plank Road Jacksonville, FL 32220Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom Conely III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 423694 ON 8/15,22/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-117 In Re: Estate of PENNY M. CHAISSON, a/k/a PENNY M. PRIESTLEY Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PENNY M. CHAISSON a/k/a PENNY M. PRIESTLEY deceased, whose date of death was June 22, 2012, and whose social security number is XXXXX-2771, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names 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 persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent 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 PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES 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 rst publication of this notice is August 15, 2012. Personal Representative: Allison H. Tindall 7620 Dunham Court Florence, KY 41042Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom Conely III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 423694 ON 8/15,22/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-116 In Re: Estate of WILLIAM JAMES MURRISH a/k/a WILLIAM MURRISH Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM JAMES MURRISH a/k/a WILLIAM MURRISH, deceased, whose date of death was June 14, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-7290, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names 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 persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent 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 PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES 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 rst publication of this notice is August 15, 2012. Personal Representative: Erma Lavon Murrish 12255 Highway 98 North Okeechobee, Florida 34972Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom Conely III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 423693 ON 8/15,22/2012 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011 CA 000244 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS, INC., MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2002-HE1 TRUST Plaintiff, VS. LAURA SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAURA SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 17, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011 CA 000244, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS, INC., MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2002-HE1 TRUST is Plaintiff and LAURA SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAURA SULLIVAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 26th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1, THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 50.01 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY’ LINE OF S.R. #724 (100 FEET IN WIDTH); THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF -WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST. PARALLEL WITH THE AFORESAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 1089.295 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.R. #724, A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 1089.295 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH: 1) 1997 HOMES OF MERITT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME TITLE NUMBER 72663306 & AND VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER FLHMLCP39715001A 2) 1997 HOMES OF MERITT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME TITLE NUMBER 72663305 & AND VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER FLHMLCP39715001B A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 di as para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobd ki bezwen asistans ou apary pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen !Aye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontaktd 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 par& 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 tan& ou pale byen, rele 711. 418667 ON 8/22,29/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-000052 TD BANK, a National Association f/k/a RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, VS. JAMES RODNEY BASS a/k/a J. RODNEY BASS and ROBIN WHIPPLE-BASS a/k/a ROBIN W. BASS a/k/a ROBIN BASS, Husband and Wife, 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 LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, and JOHN DOE and/or JANE DOE, as unknown Tenants-inPossession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July, 31, 2012 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA-000052 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, a National Association, is Plaintiff, and JAMES RODNEY BASS a/k/a J. RODNEY BASS and ROBIN WHIPPLE-BASS a/k/a ROBIN W. BASS a//k/a ROBIN BASS, Husband and Wife, 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 September 12, 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: A parcel of land lying in and comprising a part of the East 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of the said East 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 18, bear N 00 degrees 02’ 22” East along the East line of the East 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 and the centerline of N.E. 60th Avenue (B & K McArthur Road), a distance of 334.55. feet; Thence bear West to the intersection with the West right of way line of N.E. 60th Avenue (B & K McArthur Road), a distance of 30.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue West a distance of 476.08 feet; Thence bear N 00 degrees 02’ 22” East a distance of 152.56 feet; Thence bear East to the intersection with the said West right of way line of N.E. 60th Avenue (B & K McArthur Road) a distance of 476.08 feet; Thence bear S 00 degrees 02’ 22” West along the West right of way line of E. 60th Avenue (B & K McArthur Road) a distance of 152.56 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING Together with 1990 Home of Merit Doublewide Mobile Home, Vin #’s HML2F24182745289A, title # 49466285 and HML2F24182745289B, Title # 49433125. 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 AUGUST 3, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Lawrence P. Rochefort, Esquire Jeffrey B. Pertnoy, Esquire AKERMAN SENTERFITT 222 Lakeview Avenue, Suite 400 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 Telephone: 561-653-5000 Facsimile: 561-659-6313 Counsel for Plaintiff TD Bank, National Association James Rodney Bass Robin Whipple-Bass 1009 S.W. 8th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 423753 ON 8/15,22/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-119 In Re: Estate of JAMES R. MINEHAN, JR., a/k/a JAMES RICHARD MINEHAN, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES R. MINEHAN JR., a/k/a JAMES RICHARD MINEHAN, deceased, whose date of death was July 22, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-2658, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names 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 SERV ICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent 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 PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, A NY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS 20 Okeechobee News August 22, 2012BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is August 22, 2012. Personal Representative: Tom W. Conely, III Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 By: Tom Conely III Florida Bar #096482 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 424349 ON 8/22,29/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2011-CA-160 IBERIABANK, as successor in interest to STERLING BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, VS.KEVIN C. HEMBREE and LOIS B. HEMBREE, husband and wife, H.L. BENNETT, OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE OWNERS ASSOCIATION CORP., a Florida non-pro t corporation and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led on the 8th day of March, 2012, in Civil Action No. 2011-CA-160, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in KEVIN C. HEMBREE, LOIS B. HEMBREE, H.L. BENNETT, OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE OWNERS ASSOCIATION CORP., and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION are the Defendants, IBERIABANK, is the Plaintiff, Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court, Okeechobee County will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the 19th day of September, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972, the following described real property set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 4 of Block A, OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE, Unit 2, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 92, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Dated this 1st day of August, 2012. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK M. Brian Cheffer, Attorney for Plaintiff, DeBoest, Stockman, Decker, Hagan, Cheffer & Webb-Martin, PA., P.O. Box 1470, Fort Myers, Fl. 33902 239-334-1381 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. 423789 ON 8/22,29/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011CA153 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. ROSEMARY PYE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSEMARY PYE; SEMINOLE COVE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A FLORIDA NON-PROFIT CORPORATION; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEIRS IN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 3, 2012 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000153 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, a National Association, is Plaintiff, and ROSEMARY PYE, is Defendant. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on September 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 4, SEMINOLE COVE CONDOMINIUM, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in O.R. Book 289, Page 1580, together with all amendments thereto, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 1986 Sandpiper Double Wide Mobile Home (Serial number FLFL2AF407906420) and 1986 Sandpiper Double Wide Mobile Home (Serial Number FLFL2BF407906420. Property address: 1753 SW 35th Circle, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 August 14, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 424255 ON 8/22,29/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000296U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. BRIAN J. HOFFMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRIAN J. HOFFMAN; MICHELE L. HOFFMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELE L. HOFFMAN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 11, BLOCK 6, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES SECTION 4-A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. To include a: 2004 NOBI VIN N19295A 0089967194 2004 NOBI VIN N19295B 0089967378 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on September 19, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 3rd day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port. St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen you-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si l ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Rele 711. 423712 ON 8/22,29/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 2012-CA-217 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. ZANDRA GARCIA a/k/a ZANDRA ALEYDA GARCIA and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ZANDRA GARCIA a/k/a ZANDRA ALEYDA GARCIA 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, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 1, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-217, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and ZANDRA GARCIA a/k/a ZANDRA ALEYDA GARCIA and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ZANDRA GARCIA a/k/a ZANDRA ALEYDA GARCIA, 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 19th day of September,2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 9, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES SECTION SIX, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 61 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Property address: 1446 NE 356th Ct, Okeechobee, FL 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 Saint Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 807-4370 within 7 working days of your receipt of this Notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated the 3rd day of August, 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 423711 ON 8/15,22/2012 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast (DBA, Workforce Solutions) Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Job Training Consortium announce a meeting of the Workforce Development Board to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:00 a.m. Place: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers and the Workforce Development Board (DBA, Workforce Solutions). A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 424247 ON 8/22/2012 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000449 COLONIAL SAVINGS, F.A., Plaintiff, V S. WILLIAM E. KERCE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM E. KERCE; LORI A. KERCE A/K/A LORI A. KEARCE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LORI A. KERCE A/K/A LORI A. KEARCE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000327 CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. MELISSA L. SHEFFIELD ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND TENANT N/K/A “NANNA” Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2010-CA-000327 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 19th day of September, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 16 AND 17, BLOCK 36, A SUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA THIS 15TH DAY OF MAY, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 418665 on 8/15,22/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000088 FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, VS. CHRISTOPHER A. CLAY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTOPHER A. CLAY; DANA D. ZAHN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANA D. ZAHN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); R-BAR ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETH21 Okeechobee News A ugust 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2011-CA-000243 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, v. RUSSELL D WAYTOVICH; DEBORAH D WAYTOVICH; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA DITECH.COM; BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; UNKNOWN TENA NT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; A LL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST A S SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated 5/17/2012 entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2011-CA-000243, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC. is Plaintiff, and RUSSELL D WAYTOVICH; DEBORAH D WAYTOVICH; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION DBA DITECH.COM; BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; UNKNOWN TENA NT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; A LL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST A S SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., in The Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 26th day of September, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 55, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 50 AND 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 1285 SE 23RD CT, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. A fter 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on May 23, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk A ttorney for Plaintiff: Lauren Barbati, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if y ou are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 418679 ON 8/22,29/2012 EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR ELOAN INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Lot 20, Block 1, SECOND REVISED ADDITION OF WILCOX SHORES, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 16, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on September 12, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 3rd day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por to menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen pays anyen pou ou jwen on seri de id. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 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 tan& ou pale byen,rele 711. 423751 ON 8/15,22/2012 ER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 131, R-BAR ESTATES UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 4 AND 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A Property Address: 2579 NE 60th Ct #5, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on September 12, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 3rd day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caci6n si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moue ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de id. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen you-ou pat-it nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen you-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Rele 711. 423752 ON 8/15,22/2012 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Crick in the neck, e.g. 6 Execs I want it now!Ž 10 Sci. class 14 Foil maker 15 The Big Easy, briefly 16 Golden rule word 17 Having a sense of the Prairie State? 20 Retreats 21 Pub quaffs 22 Between then and now 23 V for VendettaŽ actor Stephen 24 Mil. morale booster 25 Scandinavian capital 27 Websters impression of the Natural State? 33 50s song, e.g. 35 Fr. holy women 36 Not con 37 Soccer score 38 En __: all together 40 Like the Reaper 41 Breakfast food 42 __ rug: dance 43 Skip over 44 Watch the Evergreen State? 48 One-named Deco designer 49 Mine output 50 Verizon forerunner 53 Test during pregnancy, briefly 56 Start of a birth announcement 58 Potting soil 59 Close to the Magnolia State? 62 Have to have 63 Sooner State tribe 64 Staggering 65 Estimate words 66 Political org. until 1991 67 Things to solve for, in some equations DOWN 1 Not so dangerous 2 West Point rookie 3 Injury treatment brand 4 Beethovens fifths? 5 Spring month in Paris 6 Latinos white American buddies 7 Sorbonne silk 8 What it takes, in an inclusive idiom 9 Buddy 10 Toe inflammation 11 Aware of 12 Suffix with narc 13 Misplace 18 Poet Ogden 19 __ Canarias 24 Its cap. is Abu Dhabi 26 __-Ball: arcade game 28 Olive or peanut product 29 Very, in music 30 Emulate a jackin-the-box 31 Saharan 32 Vague number 33 Architects S-curve 34 Feeling sluggish 38 Has to 39 Nonbelievers 40 Mop & __: floor cleaner42 Pool shot 43 Lyon summer 45 Nut 46 More snoopy 47 Mardi __ 51 Recorded, in a way 52 Most popular baby girls name, 1996-2007 53 A.D. part 54 The Mediterranean, to Hans 55 Scots turndowns 57 General __ chicken 58 Old Italian dough 60 Debt acknowledgment 61 Clinton played one By Kurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette (c)2011TribuneMediaServices,Inc. 03/22/11 03/22/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com D o n ’ t m i s s t h e D D o n n ’ t t m m i s s s t t h h e e B r a h m a n B B r a h h m m a n n f o o t b a l l f f o o o t b a a l l s c h e d u l e s o n s s c h h e d d u u l e e s s o o n n p a g e s p a g g e s 1 2 a n d 1 3 1 2 a n n d 1 3 3

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Fair Board to meetOkeechobee County Fair Board will meet on Aug. 22 and Aug. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber Of ce. Eagles North announces w eekend eventsEagles North will have Friday Steak Night on Aug. 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Music w ill be by Michael. On Saturday Night, Aug. 25 it's the Big Corn Hole Tournament. Sign up is at 10 a.m. The action starts at noon.Eagles host cornhole tourneyCome to Eagles North, 9985 Hwy. 441 North,, on Saturday, Aug. 25 for a cornhole tournament. Sign up early! There will be a 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.Martha’s House to host fundraiserA pancake breakfast will be held to bene t Martha's House on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 7-11 a.m. at the Frosty Mug, 6315 U.S. Hwy 441 S.E., Okeechobee. The club will donate all food and supplies and 100 percent of the proceeds will bene t Martha's House. The breakfast is only $5 and includes pancakes, homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee and OJ. Donations will also be accepted. For more information, please call 863-4678232.FFA Alumni to meetThe Okeechobee FFA Alumni will be having their rst meeting of the new year on A ug. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Of ce. A nyone interested in joining is welcome to attend. For more information please call 863-467-8696.CCC meeting plannedThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Serv ices Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce.Healthy Start annual meetingThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will have their Annual Meeting on Friday, Aug. 31 from 2-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. 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 to pregnant women and children under 3 years of age. The Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and babies in Okeechobee. For more information about the Coalition, please contact Kay Begin, Executive Director, at 863-462-5877. 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!! 22 Okeechobee News August 22, 2012 OKMS needs Labor Day Fest event vendorsOkeechobee Main Street is proud to announce the 2012 All-American Labor Day Celebration scheduled for Sept. 1, 2 and 3, in the Flagler Parks! Come spend some time with friends, enjoy the "tastes" of the festival and various specialty items for sale. While in town, visit our local shops and see what they now have to offer! OKMS is now taking applications for vendors and non-pro ts interested in setting up a booth. If you are interested, please contact Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-6246 or visit our website at: www. okeechobeemainstreet.com. Tobacco Free Partnership to hold September meetingThe Tobacco-Free Partnership of Okeechobee will meet Sept. 5 at noon. Lunch will be provided, please RSVP by calling 863-447-9140. The meeting will be held in the Thompson Hall, next to the Pentecostals of Okeechobee Church, 405 SW 10th Avenue. The mission of the TobaccoFree Partnership Okeechobee is to mobilize community partners to establish long-lasting system and policy changes that promote tobacco-free social norms in order to prevent usage of tobacco products by youth/young adults, encourage and support tobacco cessation, eliminate health hazards of secondhand smoke and decrease the number of deaths due to tobacco products. Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Margaret Garrard Helton on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. noon, and will be held in Commissioner Helton's of ce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 261, Okeechobee. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-7636441 to schedule an appointment. ‘Fun day’ to help injured teenMOORE HAVEN -In July, Glades County teenager Kaleb "Fred" Langdale was swimming in the Caloosahatchee River when he was attacked by an alligator. He managed to get away but lost part of his arm in the ght. A bene t fun day fundraiser is set to help the Langdale family with medical expenses. The event is set for Oct. 6 at the Chalo Nitka Grounds in Moore Haven and will include lots of fun activities including a rib cook-off, cornhole tournament, pie eating contest, live/silent auction with hunting and shing trips. There will be something for everyone with live bands, water slides, bounce house, face painting, buggy rides, cake walks and a dunk tank to test your aim. Entertainment will include the music of Chris MacArthur. The Gator Boys alligator show will be noon and the Gator Boys will also participate in a "meet and greet." A web site at www.gofundme.com has been set up for donations. The goal is to raise $100,000. A link to the site and other news about Fred Langdale can be found on the Glades County Democrat page on facebook.com. Putt for a Cure tournament plannedThe Relay for Life Honey Do'er's Team and Dream Team will host a best ball golf tournament on Oct. 6 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. All proceeds bene t the American Cancer Society. Fee for 4 man team: $200, Hole Sponsorship: $100. The team will have 50/50 and raf e tickets. If you have any questions about participants, sponsorship, or donation of a raf e item please call Lawrence Fipps 863-801-0901 or Missy Fipps at 863-634-8674.Relay for Life Kickoff celebration plannedPlease come and join us at Lunker's Sports Grill on Thursday, Oct. 11 to help kick off our 2013 Relay for Life year. The theme for this years event is All-Star Relay Scoring Against Cancer so where your favorite sports memorabilia and join the fun. If you are interested in nding out more information related to joining this wonderful cause on any level please contact Missy Fipps 863-634-8674 or Lacey Summerall 863-634-7765. Upcoming Okeechobee August blood drives plannedWhen you need blood you assume it will be there for you. The Big Red Bus will be in Okeechobee on Saturday, Aug. 25 Wal Mart, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 30 Okeechobee High School, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Mortgage Assistance is 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 delinquent rst mortgage. Loans will be "forgiven" in 5.5 years after completing the program. 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. 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Our July 28, tournament was held out of Okee-Tantie. Big O Teen Anglers had 18 anglers compete with a total of 81 sh brought to the scales. The total weight was 122.94 lbs. Every angler caught sh with a total of 14 ve sh limits. Our winners in the 11 -14 age group w ere: 1st Luke Farmer with 12.70 lbs. 2nd Nathan Center with 10.77 lbs. and big sh 5.97 lbs. 3rd Josh Hiler with 8.95 lbs. Our winners in the 15 18 age group were: 1st Keith Chamberland with 9.28 lbs. 2nd Drew Wanczak with 8.99 lbs. 3rd Matthew Haff with 7.76 lbs. Big Fish Dakota Dietrich with 2.33 lbs. Big O Teen Anglers would like to thank the boat captains for volunteering their time and expertise to our youth. Thank you George and Madalyne DuPont for the hotdogs and drinks. The Big "O" Teen Anglers, Inc. will be hosting the Bill Hays Memorial Bass Tournament Nov. 11. All proceeds to bene t Rela y For Life. For more information please contact Charlie Hays 863-763-2332. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 valid through August 31, 2012Coupon must be presented at time of service PRICE APPETIZERS (from 11am until 7pm at the bar!!) After 9pm 2 for 1 Drinks All Day Starting at $ 7.99CHOOSE TWO TO CREATE YOUR OWN FAVORITE LUNCH COMBO Joshua Sanders and Michelle Krupa were married on May 15, 2012 in Vero Beach, Florida. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Diane Krupa of Sebastian, Florida. She is currently employed at Osceola Middle School. The groom is the son of Roppy and Julie Sanders of Okeechobee, Florida. He is employed at the City Fire Department as a “re“ghter/EMT. The couple took a week long honeymoon in Costa Rica. They will reside in Okeechobee. JOSHUA SANDERS WEDDING MICHELLE KRUPA 23 Okeechobee News A ugust 22, 2012 Teen anglers haul 122 pounds of bass to scales Special to the Okeechobee News/ BOTDakota Dietrich won the Big Fish category in the 15-18 age group with a sh weighing 2.33 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ BOTNathan Center was second in the 11-14 age group with 10.77 lbs. and a 5.97-lb. lunker. Special to the Okeechobee News/ BOTDrew Wanczak placed second in the 15-18 age group with a total of 8.99 lbs.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 24 Okeechobee News August 22, 2012