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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 107 14.24 feetLast Year: 10.74 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Kissimmee boat ramps and locks reopen ... Page 7 Burglars reported to travel by boat ... Page 8 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenLabor Day Festival and ParadeA pirate ship oat in the Okeechobee Labor Day Parade promoted the Adam Bryant Memorial Mini Regatta. The "mini regatta" boat races raise money for a scholarship in memory of Adam Bryant. For more, see page 19. Josha Rhoden (for UF) and Ryan Bullington (for FSU) had fun with their own boat race in the Adam Bryant Mini Regatta tent at the festival in Flagler Park. Hunting season is here ... Page 9 Health screenings encouraged for women ... Page 3 Okeechobee’s Most Wanted ... Page 8 Count commissioners compromise; sheriff to continue to operate jailBy Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County now has a balanced budget and the sheriff will operate the jail and be in charge of courthouse security for at least one more year. The Tuesday, Sept. 4, budget workshop began with the county facing a $1.1 million de cit and Sheriff Paul May presenting a revised proposed budget that included the cost of law enforcement for the entire year but the cost of jail operation and courthouse security for three months. The sheriff had previously told the commissioners that he could not safely operate the jail and provide courthouse security on the budget the commissioners proposed. It was his position that he was required by law onl y to provide law enforcement services and bailiffs for the court. He had told the commissioners that he might have to turn the jail operations and courthouse security over to them. The sheriff said he would perform those services until Jan. 1, 2013. County administrator Robbie Chartier estimated that the process of selecting and hiring a private rm to run the jail would take six to nine months. Commissioners had no idea how much a private securit y rm would charge to perform those services. "I want to know my family will be safe," Mike Hazellief said during the public comCounty balances budgetSee BUDGET — Page 18

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Dr. Scott Desman was the featured s peaker on Aug. 30 at the Kiwanis Club of O keechobee meeting. Dr. Desman is a surgeon with South Florid a Orthopedics and spoke about a new proc edure using robotic arm technology called M AKOplasty. The procedure is designed to be minimally invasive, saving as much of your original knee as possible resulting in lower cost and less rehab. Dr. Desman has been performing the procedure for nearly three years. Osteoarthritis is the condition of deteriorating cartilage resulting in painful bone on bone friction. Dr. Desman replaces parts of the original joint with a metal on plastic device that acts as cartilage. Patients are normally out of the hospital and walking within a week. Dr. Desman will be leading a presentation on the procedure Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in Okeechobee. Register by calling 772-403-2295. Learn more about the MAKOplasty procedure by going online to south aortho. com or on Facebook at facebook.com/sfo. desman. The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee is a youth service organization that meets every Thursday at noon at the Lodge Restaurant in Okeechobee. Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 91F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Thursday Night : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance o f rain. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Jim and Linda Schneider of Okee., Fla., are proud to announce the doctoral graduation of their daughter-in-law, Heather B. Schneider. Heather graduated June 9, 2012, earning her Doctor of Business Administration in Health Services Administration from H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. Nova Southeastern Universitys commencement exercise began after the special induction ceremony of Dr. Schneider into Signa Beta Delta, The International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration where eligibiity for induction is a students rank in the upper twenty percent of their class and an invitation to membership by the faculty. Dr. Schneider was formerly employed by Raulerson Hospital as their Chief Financial Of“cer prior to relocating to Nashville, Tenn., to join a division management team in Hospital Operations for LifePoint Hospitals. HEATHER SCHNEIDER GRADUATION Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012 Okeechobee Forecast N ew orthopedic procedures discussed at Kiwanis meeting Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMStudents of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Aug. 31, including: Scott Major, T.J. Kayser, Grady Villarreal, Jasmin Alanis, Laryssa Micco, Milagros Medrano, Leslie Martinez, Adan Hernandez, Francisco Valdez, Jayke Bigford, Sarahi Montoya, Adamaris Fernandez, Noelani Lopez, Eligah Cannon, Luis Bucio, Kevin Garcia-Aguirre, Marlene Huerta, Jessica Edison, Erik Roman, Samantha Teardo, Emilio Borja, Isabella Amador, Mariah Velez, Crystal Betancourt, Jesenia Jaimes and Brady Sperry. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Ken KellerDr. Desman explains new orthopedic procedures at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting.

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By Brenda Williams, RN Clinic SupervisorOkeechobee County Health Department “Most women have a real fear about getting cancer. Cancer in women was the second leading cause of death in the U.S. for 2011,” stated Dr. James Martin, professor of ob-gyn and director of the division of maternal-fetal medicine at the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and infants, University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. Too many times we put ourselves last, but with cancer being #2 in the U.S. it is time to start taking care of ourselves. “Complicating matters is the fact that the disease can occur without symptoms,” said Dr. Martin. There are things we know we can do to decrease our risk factors such as not smoking, not drinking, losing weight, and exercising regularly, but there are other things we need to do as well. First, we should get a regular health check up every year. Second, get regular Pap smears as recommended by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Third, get all suggested immunizations, health screenings recommended based on age, personal and family history. Every year we should get an annual health assessment. It consists of a head to toe assessment. This exam should include: general physical exam, breast exam, pelvic exam, update of life and work situation, update of family health history, list of current meds, herb, and supplements (bring list), evaluation of other health screenings, and update of recommended immunizations. A general health check up should not include problems/issues such as chronic conditions. These should be addressed during a separate appointment. This allows the provider time to review what screenings are needed according to our age and risk factors. There are things you can do to decrease your risk factors like getting regular Pap smears. A Pap smear is a screening tool that is capable of noting changes to the cervix and picking up on cancer cells if present. A Pap smear can also show if you have the Human Papilloma virus. Clients with a history of Human Papilloma virus need to know that smoking hinders the healing of HPV and increases the risk of cervical cancer by 50%. In April 2012, ACOG, made some changes to the previous recommendations. There is no longer a need for a Pap smear for anyone under the age of 21. Women ages 21-29 only need a Pap smear every 3 years if no previous abnormal Paps. Ages 30-65 also only require testing every 3-5 years if no previous abnormalities. Women 65 or who have had a complete hysterectomy with removal of the cervix and no history of pre-cancer/ cancer no longer require a Pap smear. If you have an abnormal Pap it is then up to the provider to recommend the frequency of having Pap tests. There are other types of screenings you can have to ensure you’re in good health. As previously mentioned, there are many things we can do to decrease our risk of cancer/disease. Girls and young ladies between the ages of 9 and 26 should get the immunization for HPV (Gardasil). You should have testing done for blood glucose and cholesterol every 5 years. A dental exam with cleaning should be done at least every year. An eye exam should be done at least every two years. It is recommended more often if you are a diabetic. You should perform a breast exam on yourself monthly and have a breast exam by your provider every year. It is also recommended to get a yearly u shot and ask your provider if they recommend that you get a pneumonia shot. The CDC recommends a TdAP vaccine once as part of your tetanus-diphtheria vaccines. At the age of 40 you should get a mammogram every 1 to 2 years. It should be done sooner or more often depending on your family history or physical ndings. It is also recommended that all post-menopausal women get a DEXA scan (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry)—a bone density test. Colon cancer screening is also recommended by the age of 50. It can be done with a stool test every year. A colonoscopy is recommended every 10 years, but again more often if a family history or changes in bowel habits. Finally, if you are over the age of 50 ask your provider if you should get a shingles vaccine. In closing, it is hoped that the above information will empower you as a woman to focus on living a healthy lifestyle. Once you take control of your health you will actually decrease your fear of getting cancer. With the help of your health care provider you can map out recommended screenings at recommended times in your life. By getting regular check ups yearly, getting Paps as recommended by ACOG, and getting all suggested immunizations and health screenings done will put you in charge of your health. Remember most cancers have no symptoms until it is advanced. The sooner abnormal cells are found the quicker our physicians can react and begin treatment giving us, in most cases, a better outcome. Living a healthy lifestyle requires you to partner with your health care provider. So start today, make the changes needed to assure you are your healthiest ever. Okeechobee County Health Department offers the following services:  Female annual health assessments. (Head to toe assessment with breast exam).  Sexually transmitted disease testing (gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis, HIV, and Hepatitis). male and female;  Family Planning Karen Cooper, ARNP;  Pregnancy testing;  Female related problem visits Debbie Kelley, ARNP;  Immunizations. For an appointment call 863-462-5819. Regular health screenings are recommended for women 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. 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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 3 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012

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Fitness experts The tness lifestyle is becoming more of the mainstream each and every day. With so many people looking to get in shape, one of the obvious things that comes to mind rst is getting a gym membership. Many of the facilities are now providing on-site tness trainers. With such a high increase in the tness lifestyle and the desire to get in shape, personal trainers are also becoming the norm in the tness world. No one would ever take for granted the authentication of anyone else in the health care industry, such as a doctor or a dentist. So why when you make the choice to nally get yourself in better shape in the gym would you take for granted the accreditation of someone you would pay your hard earned money to if you’re not even sure they are who they say they are? You may want to ask for their certi cations and experience before you make the decision to pay them to take care of your body. Injuries can only cause set backs and just because someone may look the part doesn’t mean they are.Eastwooding Clint Eastwood’s speech at the RNC was quite a surprise. Now some people are slamming him because he was stumbling a bit in his delivery. The man is 82 years old and I think he deserves a little respect. He wasn’t using a prepared speech or a teleprompter. Privatize the jail? I have worked for the state, county, and two private companies. I will guarantee you they do not want a private company running the jail. The private companies are in it for pro t and they will come in with a low ball bid and then go up dramatically in the next few years, they will not keep the maintenance up on the building, and they don’t care who is in there working. You will have lawsuits coming out your ears in about six months, and there will only be minimum medical care for the inmates while they are in there.  I have a few suggestions for you commissioners. They should work for an hourly wage. Decide what your hourly rate would be and for each hour you work as a commissioner get paid for that time. Do away with the bene ts like once you serve three terms you get free health care insurance for life, for us taxpayers to pay. While watching the meeting, the commissioners said we need to be operating at the 2004 levels, I wonder how their own businesses would operate if they had to sell at 2004 prices? What was a commissioner’s pay in 2004? Would you all be willing to work for that pay? Then during the meeting one of the car dealership owners was called up to speak. How many cars is he willing to sell at 2004 prices? Sure leaves a lot to think about.  Did you noticed they raised our garbage rates? I get my trash picked up one day a week, one. Now I’m paying $225 a year for trash pick up. Really? Let’s do the math on this one. There’s only 52 weeks in a year. So we’re paying over $4 every time they pick up trash that takes them 2 seconds. I think 100 bucks a year would be fair and reasonable.  They said they lowered the EMS fee. Yes, they did, by a WHOPPING $3.40. Bring out the band! Also it’s not just the sheriff’s department taking cars home. I see public works and OUA driving tax payers’ money to and from their job. I have a job and I have to drive my OWN vehicle to and from work. Do these city and county employees think we are subservient to them? That’s my TAX DOLLARS lling up them GAS tanks. There is no need whatsoever for any employee driving a tax payer funded car or truck unless you’re on the job! Bottom line, you gotta trim the excess fat when you have too much. The millage rate is unreal for this one-story town. Does this town have the trained and quali ed personal to attract industrial type jobs and the like? Does it have any night life? Does it have a beach? All 3 are a NO. The millage rate needs to be cut in half and so do the city and county work force in order to be ef cient.State of the Union We have to turn this country around now, or it will go too far to change it without another revolution. Where is America today?A powerful man once said, “America is a healthy body and it’s resistance is threefold; it’s patriotism, it’s morality, and it’s spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.” That powerful man once tried to rule this world, his name was Josef Stalin. Look at where America is today, folks. We have many men and women in our service units ghting to keep America free and yet we have politicians who have never served our country trying to run it without even knowing what true patriotism is about. The morality of this country have become a joke. The new moral standard is, “If it feels good, do it.” Our children have no respect for what is morally right. They want what they want and their parents give it to them to shut them up. Television is the new babysitter, they can watch whatever they want. Video games take the place of outdoor play. Parents cry, “I have to work so I can pay for everything.” Everything should not include i-phones, Kindles, Wii games, video war games, $100 shoes and clothes that shouldn’t be seen on them anyway, and so many other useless things. And to boot, they don’t even do anything to earn it. Parents are afraid to discipline them for fear of being called abusive. And the spiritual life is almost non-existent. There is a church practically on every corner. Go by them on Sunday morning and many have a full parking lot. Go back on Sunday evening and count the cars again. Less than half and Wednesday evenings, too. There are a lot of great churches that offer so much to enlighten your life and help children grow strong spiritually and physically with different programs, Awana, Upwards Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, etc. Youth ministries in a Bible teaching church instruct children how to be good citizens, they go on mission trips to see how th e other half lives and help out with contributing their time helping others. And they hav e fun doing it, too. They go to camp. They go rafting, shing, build cars to race, etc. Th e most important thing is that they learn abou t the love of God, why He created us, why H e sent His Son Jesus to die for us, and why it is so important to know all this. And you don’t have to join a church to le t your children go to these activities. It’s not easy being a parent, children don’ t come with instructions. It’s even harder being a kid without any leadership or guidance to help show them the way. Most o f us grew up with one instruction, “get out o f the house and play outside till I call you bac k in.” We had to entertain ourselves and w e didn’t dare get in trouble, we got our butts whooped good. And the neighbors watched out for each other’s children, so there was very little chance of trouble. My point is this, where is America today? Are we strong enough to withstand an attack against an enemy? Do we have the spiritual know-how to ward off the darts of Satan? Do we kno w how to wear the whole armor of God to protect us? Are our Patriotic values where the y should be? Do you get up in the morning and praise God for a new day and a grea t country? We do have a great country! Read the history of our founding fathers and thei r letters they wrote about God’s grace and mercy on this American country. Don’t let i t collapse from within. Keep the spirit alive, keep your patriotism proud, raise the moral standards, and above all, love the LORD you r God with all your heart, all your soul, and all you might. Jesus loves you and so do I. Cheryl Gawda September 5, 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! VFW Post announces education competitionsLadies Auxiliary to VFW Post 4423 announces the kick-off of Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition. Local High School students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C. Nov. 1, is the deadline at the post level. Students must write and record a 3-5 minute essay on a given theme. Please contact Dannye Strickland at 863-763-0589 for information and entry form. Also, the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 4423 announces the kick-off of “Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition.” Middle school student in grades 6-8 have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars. Nov. 1, is the deadline at the post level. Students are invited to write a 300-400 word essay on a patriotic theme. Contact Dannye Strickland, at 863-763-0589, for information and entry form.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012 2012 Florida Constitutional A mendment 2: Veterans Disabled Due to Combat Injury; Homestead Property Tax Discount1By Rodney L. ClouserUniversity of Florida This is one in a series of six fact sheets int ended to provide information on proposed c onstitutional amendments having direct i ndividual or government tax impacts. As s ome details of the proposed changes may n ot have been discussed due to space limit ations, the series should not be considered a n all-inclusive assessment of the proposed c onstitutional changes, and any opinions, ndings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author a nd do not necessarily re ect the views of University of Florida. These fact sheets a re not intended as a replacement for pers onal knowledge about actual or proposed c hanges but are a guide to inform the publ ic on the issues. In addition to 2012 being a presidential election year, Florida voters also will be a sked to vote on a number of proposed a mendments to their state constitution. M any voters remain either unaware or less i nformed regarding the effects and impacts of the proposed constitutional amendm ents. Adoption of the constitutional amendm ent requires a vote in favor of the amendm ent by a minimum of 60 percent of those v oting. Voters are reminded, however, that b ecause the proposed amendments are s ubject to legal challenges by various ind ividuals, groups, and organizations, they c ould still possibly be removed from the b allot if challenged successfully. The intent and purpose of this fact sheet i s to present information on the proposed 2 012 Florida Constitutional Amendment No. 2 in order to help voters make informed dec isions on Election Day.Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2When people go to their polling place in November 2012, they will see information on the amendment, references to the portion of the constitution that will be altered, sponsor of the amendment, the ballot title, and the ballot summary. The information for Amendment 2 will be similar or identical to the following and the ballot title and ballot summary are direct quotes from the Florida Department of State website: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: No. 2 Reference: Article VII, Section 6 & Article XII, Section 32 Sponsor: The Florida Legislature Ballot Title: Veterans Disabled Due To Combat Injury; Homestead Property Tax Discount Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013.The Effects and Impacts of Amendment 2Constitutional Amendment No. 2 would permit partially or totally permanently disabled veterans who were not Florida residents when entering military service to be eligible for a combat-related disabled veteran’s ad valorem tax reduction on their homestead property in Florida. The amendment, if passed, becomes effective on January 1, 2013. This means the reduction in ad valorem taxes would not be realized by disabled veterans until tax year 2013–2014. Florida already provides a discounted ad valorem tax payment for combat-related disability, but it is currently limited to those individuals who were Florida residents when entering U.S. military service. The amount of the reduction allowed is based on the percentage of the veteran’s disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To be eligible for the discount, veterans also must have been honorably discharged. The discounted tax payment is offered as recognition of the veteran’s commitment, service, and sacri ce for our country and the state. The impact of Amendment 2 will be at the local level of government (county, city, school board, and special districts) since the state does not collect ad valorem taxes on real property (land and buildings) and tangible personal property (goods and belongings). Data from 2010 indicated that there were just over 1,200 veterans in Florida who received the Disabled Veterans Homestead discount. The statewide cost of the property tax discount was approximately $28.7 million, or about $23,800 per individual in taxable value on average. In March of 2011, the state’s Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) estimated that the cost of this proposed amendment would be about $2.4 million in state scal year (FY) 2013–2014, $4.9 million in FY 2014–2015, $7.6 million in FY 2015–2016, and $7.6 million yearly thereafter. Slightly more than half of the estimated revenue losses would be to units of local government (county, municipal, special districts, etc.), and just slightly less than half of the revenue loss would be to school districts. Those in favor of the amendment might argue that the amount of revenue loss is an extremely small price to pay for individuals who have sacri ced for the country and state and suffered a combat-related injury. Those who oppose the amendment might argue that the state’s property tax system is not fair and continually adding exemptions and reductions makes it even less fair. Some might even argue that any more reductions to units of local government or schools would be unacceptable based on budget cuts already made by local governments during the economic downturn. As you consider whether you favor or oppose Constitutional Amendment No. 2, some factors that you might want to think over include:  The amendment basically broadens eligibility for the reduction by eliminating the requirement of a recipient to have been a Florida resident at the time of entering military service that resulted in a combat-related injury.  The ad valorem discount only applies to homesteaded property. Therefore, parttime Florida residents who do not own a homestead in the state will not receive any bene ts from this proposed amendment.  The revenue reduction from this amendment over the long term was estimated at about $7.6 million per year. This is approximately 25 percent higher than the current cost for the program, where only individuals who were Florida residents when entering military service are eligible for the program.SummaryVoters in Florida have the opportunit y to change the state constitution during the 2012 general election. Adoption of the constitutional amendment requires a vote in favor of the amendment by a minimum of 60 percent of those voting. The intent and purpose of the information contained in this fact sheet on Amendment 2 is not to tell individuals how to vote. Rather, the fact sheet is provided to help voters become more informed. Informed voters need to be more knowledgeable o f the ballot issue and what they are voting on, rather than just reading a ballot title and ballot summary. Ballot titles and summaries do not inform voters in signi cant detail, or inform voters on policy implications of what a yea or nay vote implies. It is thought that informed voters make informed public polic y decisions. As the November election gets closer, expect to see increased information on the proposed amendments in the media and popular press, and on the Internet. Some of this information will be from groups advocating or opposing the speci c amendments. Other information will be put forth by groups not associated with advocacy or opposition of the amendments. Read this information, but be aware of the source of the information and the role of the organization supplying the information. Your challenge as a voter is to become informed, understand the issues, learn the particulars, know the stakes, and then, b y casting your ballot, make your values and preferences known. For more on this series, online go to http://edis.ifas.u .edu. Rodney L. Clouser is a professor an d associate chair, extension public policy specialist, Food and Resource Economics Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultura l Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. A mendments proposed to Florida Constitution Big Lake Church of God by Faith 1002 NW Ninth Ave, Okeechobee, will host a Revival on Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14, with special guest speaker, Evangelist Bobby Mixson. Revival begins all three nights at 7:30 p.m. with a special treat on Friday. You won’t want to miss these three powerful nights. For more information, please contact: Mrs. B at 863-634-2961. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 1731 Hunter Rd, Buckhead Ridge, would like to invite all to services. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., evening services at 7 p.m.; Wednesday evening prayer service; pot luck dinner 6 p.m. followed by prayer, praise, music and good fellowship. Everyone is welcome. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church will have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1401 N.E. 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 harmonica—come 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. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekl y 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. Local churches prepare for upcoming services and programs

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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.Alan Crawford FehrmanOKEECHOBEE — Alan Crawford Fehrman, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Tucson, Az. He was born December 4, 1944 to Jean and Ben Fehrman in Laredo, Texas. Alan grew up in Phoenix, Az. He graduated with a Masters Degree in Soil Science from the University of Arizona and worked in agriculture in Hawaii, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, and Florida. Alan lived in Okeechobee for the past twelve years where he enjoyed gardening, landscaping and interior design. He was an avid reader and an excellent copy editor. His sense of humor and his wit will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Jean Fehrman; and his brother, Reid Fehrman. He is survived by his wife, Janice; daughter, Alicia; sister, Andrea Arnason; and loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a future date.Douglas “Doug” F. Needle, 87OKEECHOBEE — Douglas “Doug” F. Needle, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Hamrick Home. Born in Oswegatchie, N. Y., Doug relocated to Okeechobee 13 years ago. During WWII, he proudly served his country from 1943 thru 1945 in the Army receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. For 20 y ears he was a Little League baseball coach. Doug was a Civil War history buff and enjoyed reading. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kayla Ashton Needle. Survivors include his w ife of 66 years, Lucille A. Needle of Okeechobee; sons, David (Patricia) Needle of Port Salerno, Fla., John (Cynthia) Needle of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Thomas (Jean) Needle, of Liverpool, N.Y., Richard (Mary) Needle of Port St. Lucie, Fla., J ames Needle of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Otis (Mary) Needle of Mesa, Az., Bruce (Mathilda) Needle of North Syracuse, N.Y., and Dan (Kathleen) Needle of East Syracuse, N.Y. There will be no services at this time. If friends desire, donations may be made in Doug’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, 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. John Ray Schoef er, 63OKEECHOBEE — John Ray Schoef er, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in JFK Medical Center. He was born June 12, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Schoef er proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War Con ict. He was retired from the Glass Industry as a Glazer. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dona Schoef er. He is survived by his daughters; Amy Fresolone (Richard) of Okeechobee, Fla., Sheri Schoef er, Catherine Schoef er both of Stuart, Fla.; son, John Schoef er of Iowa City, Iowa; seven grandchildren; sisters, Pamela Kelly (Andy) and Penny Lahman both of Cleveland, Ohio. In addition he is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. The family received friends on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, from 10 a.m. to noon, and services were held at noon in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. Burial will follow in Bushnell National Cemetery. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Visit our newly designed website orida.newszap.com Tobacco Free Partnership to hold September meetingThe Tobacco-Free Partnership of Okeechobee will meet Wednesday, 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 S.W. 10th Ave. The mission of the Tobacco-Free 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 Commissioner plannedCoffee 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, room 261, in the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. Eagles North announces special upcoming eventsEagles North will host a steak dinner night on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 until 9 p.m. Music will be provided by Lisa. On Sept. 8, Card Bingo starts at 5 p.m. All proceeds will bene t the F.O.E. 4137 Community Bene t Fund. 9985 U.S. 441 N.Open games chess social to be heldAll area chess players are invited to participate in an open games social on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lucky Lanes on U.S. 441 S.E. For details, call Jim at 561-577-1964.Freedom Outreach shing tournamentThe Freedom Outreach shing championship will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9 ($120). You must sh at least four tournaments to be in the championship event! All tournaments will be held at Okee-Tantie Marina boat ramp from safe light until 2 p.m. Food and drinks free at weigh in. Pease call 561-719-5989 or 863-634-8127 to register or with questions. Yard sale planned to bene t Chobee FirestixA multi–family yard sale is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8 from 7 a.m.–1 p.m. at 1 Stop Party Shop, 319 S.W. Park St. Proceeds will bene t the Chobee Firestix travel softball program.Amvets to host bene t fundraiser barbecueAmVets Post 200, 8591 S.R. 78 West, Okeechobee across from the Big O Resort is having a pulled pork barbecue on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sale will bene t veterans programs. Call post for more information,, 863-532-8292.Children Services Council announces public meetingThe Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee will have their First Public Budget Hearing for the year 2012-2013 on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 5:01 p.m., in the Okeechobee County School Board of ce, room 303 at 700 S.W. Second Ave.September CCC meeting plannedThe Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce. Patriots’ Day plannedLadies Auxiliary to VFW Post 4423 will sponsor a Patriots’ Day Ceremony to honor our First Responders. It will be in Veterans Park at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 There will be guest speakers, honored guests and special guests. These men and women put their lives on the line for us every day so please give one hour of your time to honor them. Contact the Dannye Strickland at 863763-0589 for any questions.Knock Out Spice lecture rescheduledAttention, public servants, parents, students, community members, civic organizations, grandparents, business owners and community leaders: Do you know what SPICE is? The kids do. On Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall you can learn ho w to protect our children and community from these dangerous drugs. Learn what synthetic drugs are and about unknown dangers and consequences.‘Fun day’ to help injured teenMOORE HAVEN—In July, Glades Count y 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 Saturday, 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. Community Events

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail following his arrest for allegedly stealing metal items then selling them for scrap. Brandon Michael Smith, 18, N.W. 294th St., was arrested Monday, Sept. 3, on felony charges of grand theft (two counts), dealing in stolen property (two counts), giving false information to a secondhand metal recycler (two counts) and burglary (two counts). He was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of trespassing. Smith’s bond has been set at $61,000. An arrest report by Deputy Howard Pickering stated that Smith went onto a camp on the prairie and took a number of metal items. Those items, continued the report, included: a gas stove and griddle; an aluminum roll-up door; metal guard rails; aluminum rails for steps; and, a at 3-foot x 4-foot piece of metal. According to the deputy’s report Smith sold the items on two separate trips to a local metal recycler. On his rst trip to the recycler Smith was allegedly paid $62.65 for items that had an estimated value of $350. Deputy Pickering went on to state that on Smith’s second trip he sold items with an estimated value of $550 for $94.80. The deputy said Smith gave the recycling center his thumbprint and driver’s license for identi cation, and also signed a transaction form stating the property he was selling belonged to him and he had the right to sell it. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 7 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012 Locks and boat ramps reopenedWater ows have slowed on the northern portion of the Kissimmee River. The section of the river from S-65E—located about 8 miles north of Lake Okeechobee—north to Lake Kissimmee is open. The southern portion of the river remains closed at this time and will be reopened when conditions are safe. Updates can be found at www.sfwmd. gov. Tropical Storm Isaac produced enough rain to raise Lake Okeechobee more than 1.5 feet, making it possible to reopen four navigation locks on the north shore of the lake. The lake level on Friday was 13.81 feet NGVD, or more than a foot higher than the elevation needed to reopen the locks. The reopened locks are:  S-135 at J&S Fish Camp, Martin County  G-36 at Henry Creek, Okeechobee County  S-127 at Buckhead Ridge, Glades County  S-131 at Lakeport, Glades County The S-193 lock at Taylor Creek remains closed for renovation, which is expected to be completed in late fall. For a guide to recreation sites on Lake Okeechobee, including boat ramps and public parks, please visit the District’s website at www.sfwmd.gov. For more information, please call the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at 863-462-5260, or the Orlando Service Center at 407-858-6100. Man charged in theft, sale of metal items By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man is being held in the Highlands County Jail following his arrest for allegedly breaking into an Okeechobee home in which he used to live. Melvin Bronaugh Shumaker, 71, N. Commerce, Sebring, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 29, on a felony charge of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. He is being held on a total bond of $10,250. An arrest report by Deputy Joel P. Brown, of the Highlands County Sheriff’s Of ce (HCSO), stated that Shumaker went into the mobile home located on Kelton Terrace in Okeechobee County. The only things taken from the home were a building permit and mobile home registrations stickers out of a front window, added the report. Shumaker apparently took the items “... to harass the current owner,” stated Deputy Brown’s report. When Shumaker lived in the home it was parked on a Brynwood Lane lot, which is also in Okeechobee County but near the Highlands County line. When the home was sold the new owner moved it to a lot on Kelton Terrace. The new owner, added the report, lives in the home on a part-time basis. Man accused of stealing building permit 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).  Susy Marie Sedatol, 34, N.W. 72nd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 31 by Deputy Marcus Collier on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of failure to appear possession of cocaine. She is being held without bond.  Jody Clinton Underhill, 50, N.W. 33rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 3 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of failure to appear defrauding an innkeeper and failure to appear criminal mischief. He is being held without bond.  Lucas Dealon LaGrange, 21, N.E. 13th Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 3 by Deputy Joe Gracie on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and leaving the scene of a traf c crash with property damage. His bond was set at $1,000. 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 Melvin B. Shumaker Brandon M. Smith

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Outta the WoodsBy Tony YoungFWC Even though you can hardly tell, summer is almost over. Kids have returned to school, football is back on TV, and hunting season’s already been going on for a month now in South Florida. Most of us have already nished our preseason scouting, and we’ve hung our tree stands along well-traveled deer trails – next to a mature oak tree that’ll soon begin dropping acorns, we hope. Finally, the time of year we’ve been waiting for is here! Just like last year on private lands, hunting season still comes in rst in Zone A, which is that part of the state south of State Road 70. A rchery and crossbow seasons there started J uly 28. The fourth hunting zone, which was added two years ago and is made up in part by the Green Swamp Basin, is called Zone B and lies south of S.R. 50, west of U.S. 441 and the Kissimmee Waterway, north of S.R. 60 and east of the Gulf of Mexico. Archery and crossbow seasons in Zone B start this year on Oct. 13. The line that divides zones C and D begins at U.S. 27 at the (Gadsden County) FloridaGeorgia state line and runs south on U.S. 27 until it meets S.R. 61 in Tallahassee. From there, it follows S.R. 61, running south until it hits U.S. 319. There, the line follows U.S. 319, continuing south to U.S. 98; it then runs east along U.S. 98 before turning south on Spring Creek Highway and continuing to the Gulf of Mexico. If you hunt west of that line, you’re in Zone D, where archery and crossbow seasons begin on Oct. 20 this year. In Zone C, archery and crossbow seasons open on the third Saturday in September. This year, that date is Sept. 15. To hunt during archery season, you’ll need a Florida hunting license and an archery permit. During crossbow season, you’ll need a hunting license and crossbow permit. If you’re a Florida resident, an annual hunting license will cost $17. Nonresidents have the choice of paying $46.50 for a 10-day license or $151.50 for 12 months. Archery and crossbow permits cost just $5 each, and all deer hunters must have the $5 deer permit. A nyone planning on hunting one of Florida’s many wildlife management areas, WMAs, must purchase a management area permit for $26.50. And don’t forget to pick up the WMA brochure for the area you wish to hunt, because hunting season dates on many of the areas are often different from what the zonal dates are. You can pick up a copy of these WMA brochures at your local tax collector’s of ce or read them at MyFWC.com/Hunting. During archery season and that part of crossbow season that is concurrent with archery, you can take deer of either sex, regardless of antler size (except for spotted fawns). A fter archery ends, during the remaining portion of the crossbow season, only legal bucks (having at least one antler that is at least 5 inches long) may be taken. The daily bag limit on deer is two. Bag limits for deer on W MAs can differ, so check the speci cs of the area before you hunt. You can hunt wild hogs on private lands year-round with no bag or size limits. On most WMAs, there’s also no bag or size limits, and hogs are legal to take during most hunting seasons except spring turkey. On a few WMAs, bag and size limits do apply, so be sure to check the brochure for the speci c area to be certain. It’s also legal to shoot gobblers and bearded turkeys during archery and crossbow seasons, given you have a turkey permit ($10 for residents, $125 for nonresidents). You can take only one turkey per day, and there’s a two-bird fall-season limit. It’s against the law to hunt turkeys in Holmes County in the fall, and it’s illegal to shoot them while they’re on the roost, over bait, when you’re within 100 yards of a game-feeding station when bait is present or with the aid of recorded turkey calls. If you’re hunting during the archery season, you may hunt only with a bow and must have the $5 archery permit. During crossbow season, you may use either a crossbow or bow, but you must have the $5 crossbow permit. On WMAs, only hunters with a disabled crossbow permit are allowed to use crossbows during archery season. All bows must have a minimum draw weight of 35 pounds, and hand-held releases are permitted. For hunting deer, hogs and turkeys, broadheads must have at least two sharpened edges with a minimum width of 7/8 inch. Pull back on a string; huntin’ season is here! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 9 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OSSDonation of foodSpecial thanks to Yatchette Club for their generous donation of food to Okeechobee Senior Services. Food will be given to shut in clients by home delivered meals drivers. From left to right are: Ellen Whelpley with Yatchette Club and Cindy Pearce of Okeechobee Senior Services located at 1019 SW Park St.

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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! 10 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Okeechobee High School Blazin’ Brahmans Marching Band was joined by the bands from Osceola Middle School and Yearling Middle School for the Okeechobee Labor Day Parade. Okeechobee community celebrates Labor Day with annual parade Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Queen of the Rodeo and her court were among those riding in the Labor Day Parade in downtown Okeechobee on Monday. Monday was also the nal day of the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Labor Day Ranch Rodeo at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenRonald McDonald waved to his fans at the Labor Day Parade in downtown Okeechobee.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CDA Band EVERY SAT Night at 8pm on the patio! Applebee’s has the NFL ticket! Applebee’s NFL Sunday Funday will feature every NFL game you can possibly watch on 14 TVs along with HUGE prizes for various contests going on ALL DAY LONG. Prizes include free oil changes, store credit at various local businesses, massages, gift cards and more! Applebee’s Okeechobee 11 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe “Barrel Racing” train was popular with young visitors to the Okeechobee Labor Day Festival in Flagler Park over the weekend. Okeechobee News/ Katrina Elsken(Above) Shriners “pop a wheelie” on their tiny motorcycles in the Labor Day Parade in downtown Okeechobee. The Okeechobee High School ROTC (photo at left) provided the Color Guard for the parade. (Below) City of Okeechobee of cials rode on the old city re truck.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HEALTH RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com FAMILY MEDICINE Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.1395 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including MedicaidBy Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“cant side effects, while continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dolla r machine is available at the of“ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtes y transportation is available to get to this of“ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. 12 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012

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Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesCOSTON MARINE SERVICES Seawalls/Docks. Repaired & Installed, Dregging. Fully Licensed & Insured company. Of ce 561-747-4382. Contact 561-262-1390. Drawing/Painting Classes Adults: Mon. 3:30 pm Kids: Thurs. 3:30 pm Call Fawn Barr at: 763-4537 Shop here first! The classified ads 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 Part TimePT DRIVER 3 Days a week. Clean driving record. Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery. Call 863-467-6377 or 772-285-2901. Monday Friday, between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ONLY. Employment WantedCLEANING PERSON for vacation rental properties. MUST BE FLEXIBLE. E-mail resumes to: fromson1@yahoo.com Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS How 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 ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com CollectiblesWANTED Highwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, 1715 Fleet Treasure Coins. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 Pets/SuppliesShih-tzu Puppies 3 males 2 females brown black and tri-colored 1st shots and worming 8 weeks old $350.00. (863)634-2110 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, & 2bdrm/1bath Duplex in Kings Bay, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 2bedroon/1 bath in Kings Bay includes water and sewer, appliances with washer and dryer. Small pet ok. 1st months rent free. Call 863-634-8331 ApartmentsApartment for Rent 2BR 1 1/2 BA Large Town House In Town, Very clean, W/D $650 mo, 1st, last & sec. Yearly Lease 863-697-1129 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Utilities & Direct TV included $550 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Call 863-634-8885. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-697-6428 or 561-358-8128 OKEE Huge, Clean, 2/2, Inside laundry. $650 month. First & Sec. or 2/1, $575/mo Call 772-215-0098 Business PlacesRESTAURANT & BAR 6,000 sq. ft. Located SE 441 & 15B. 200+ seating turn key operation. Plus 3bd/1ba House. Call for more information. $379,000 (561)662-2202 or (561)-662-3169 Condos/Townhouses RentCLEWISTON 2BR/2BA, Bass & Sun Condo. Pool. Tennis Courts. Boat Ramp. On canal view lake view/access. Furnished. Tile oors. All appl’s including W&D. $950/month. 305-360-2236.cmbultra@terranova.net Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Condos/Townhouses RentFOR RENT: FURNISHED 1 & 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX OR CONDO IN KINGS BAY OR TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS. STARTING AT $700.00 A MONTH LONG OR SHORT TERM LEASE-1ST & SECURITY-MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. 863-447-0742 Houses Rent2/1 1/2 Furnished Home w/garage near hospital and schools. $750/mo. & $500 sec.No children or smoking in home. Small pet negotiable. Lawn service included. Call (863)447-2715 2/1 HOUSE w/central AC and appliances. 310 NE 4th Ave. $700/mo. 1st, last & $500 sec req. (863)467-5965 ADORABLE 2 BR/1 BA, in town. W/D hookup, lawn serv., Non smkg. Envrnmt. Small pet. $750 month, 1st, last, & $500 sec. Call 941-504-3954. BASSWOOD 4br/2ba, 1 car garage, split plan, dishwasher, W & D Hookup. $1200 month. (561) 307-2502. FOR RENT 2BR, 1BA duplex, great location in Okeechobee Estates, A/C, laundry room. $550/month. Call 863-835-2391 FOR RENT 3 bedroom/ 2 bath/ 2 car garage in Southwest section, Oa k tress, city water & sewer. Call 863-634-9330 or 863-467-2541 Okeechobee SW Section 905 SW 2nd Ave. $850 a month, $1,700 to move in, close to everything. (863)-634-0512 14 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012

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Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale$47,900 STEAL 3br./2 ba. Built in 2004, needs nothing. Fenced yard, City water. Call 863-801-1739. Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Land SaleNW 72nd Ave. Okeechobee 40 Acres vacant land. $88,000 Call Jenny Ashburn, Coldwell Banker 772-528-8127 Lots SaleVACANT LOT, JUST UNDER 1/2 ACRE, SW 5TH AVE/SW 7TH, NO CITY TAXES. CALL 863-801-9163 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent2Bedroom/ 1Bath Clean, includes lawn care & sewer. 3731 SE 25th St. in T.I. $550 monthly, $500 Dep. Call 863-467-1308 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 Lovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. Just 15 minutes from Okeechobee and 1 1/2 mile from Kissimmee River boat ramp. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 TREASURE ISLAND 2/2, with detached 1/1 suite, large yard. $700/mo. + sec. dep. 2 Weeks free! No pets. 863-634-0663. Mobile HomeSale35 Ft. Trailer, Carport, screen room, Fl. room, furnished, W/D, new A/C, vinyl siding. $35,000 Ancient Oaks. Call 863-467-2146 Palm Harbor Village New Homes Start at $39,900. $5K for your used mobile home. Any condition! 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsFor Sale 25 ft. 2011 Stream Lite RV, 1 slide out, sleeps 6, self contained, hardly used. $15,000 Call 863-467-2146 Wanted 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 NoticePUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its “Regular Session” on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 425366 ON 9/5/2012 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a “Public Hearing” on the Tentative Budget, Tentative Millage Rate on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 425365 ON 8/31/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472008CA000426CAXXXX COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, VS. JAMES E. MOLLENKOPF, JR.; COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES E. MOLLENKOPF, JR., IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 13th day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472008CA000426CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and JAMES E. MOLLENKOPF, JR., COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES E. MOLLENKOPF, JR. nad 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 3rd day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 31, BRINDABAN FOREST UNIT FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO INCLUDING A 1988 CYPR DOUBLEWIDE MH ID #HMLCY28040912954A & HMLCY28040912954B. 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 ksta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, name al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribu ial, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tandi ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 17th day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800-441-2438 420511 ON 8/1,8/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010CA191 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR RMAC REMIC TRUST, SERIES 2009-9, Plaintiff, VS. CHARLES E. BYERS II, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 21, 2012, in Case No. 2010CA191 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Not in its Individual Capacity, but solely as Trustee for RMAC Trust, Series 2009-9 is Plaintiff, and Charles E. Byers II, et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Complex, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 am, or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, on the 3rd day of October, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED :AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH 1/4 OR SAID SECTION 11, ACCORDING, TO THE PLAT OF THE TOWNSITE OF PORT DRUM, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 43, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, MARKED BY A ONE INCH IRON PIPE, BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42 FEET 56 INCHES WEST, A DISTANCE OF 162.76 FEET TO INTERSECT A CURVE TO THE LEFT, ON THE NORTH R/W OF STATE ROAD 15-C, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1943.08 FEET, THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE A DISTANCE OF 315.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 53 FEET 46 INCHES EAST, A DISTANCE OF 161.80 FEET THENCE BEAR NORTH 01 DEGREE 54 FEET 46 INCHES EAST A DISTANCE OF 1151.54 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFORE DESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 152.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 55 FEET 19 INCHES WEST, A DISTANCE OF 268.80 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 01 DEGREE 54 FEET 46 INCHES WEST, A DISTANCE OF 152.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 55 FEET 46 INCHES EAST, A DISTANCE OF 268.80 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 23, UNRECORDED PLAT OF FORT DRUM GROVETTES. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on the same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure 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 this 24th day of August 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff, Leah H. Mayersohn, Esq. Mayersohn, May PLLC 101 NE 3rd Avenue, Suite 1250 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 400-5000/ (954) 713-0702 fax 425200 ON 9/5,12/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-107 IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALD CARLTON HAGAN, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Donald Carlton Hagan, Sr., deceased, whose date of death was May 26, 2012 and whose social security number is 266-82-8583, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is September 5th, 2012. Dated this 29th, August, 2012. Donald C. Hagan, Jr. Personal Representative Brian A. Hagan Personal Representative Attorney for Personal Representative: ELIZABETH A. MAXWELL Florida Bar No. 720895 Maxwell & Maxwell, P.A. 405 NW Third Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: (863) 763-1119 E-Mail: emaxwell@maxwellandmaxwell.net 425440 ON 9/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472008CA000426CAXXXX COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, Vs. JAMES E. MOLLENKOPF, JR.; COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES E. MOLLENKOPF, JR.; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 13th day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472008CA000426CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and JAMES E. MOLLENKOPF, JR., COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES E. MOLLENKOPF, JR. 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 3rd day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 31, BRINDABAN FOREST UNIT FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO INCLUDING A 1988 CYPR DOUBLEWIDE MH ID # HMLCY28040912954A & HMLCY28040912954B. 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 15 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012 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 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 peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou parit nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 17th day of August, 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 424665 ON 9/5,12/2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012CA-000255 Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff Vs. ESTATE OF MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE, C/O DESTIE L. HAWTHORNE, DESTIE L. HAWTHORNE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE, RONALD LEE HAWTHORNE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS KNOWN HEIR OF MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE AND CHARLES E. HAWTHORNE, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant: UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND ALL PERSONS, FIRMS OR ASSOCIATIONS CLAIMING RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST FROM OR UNDER MARTHA HAWTHORNE A/K/A MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE, DECEASED 16615 NORTHWEST 32ND AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND ALL PERSONS, FIRMS OR ASSOCIATIONS CLAIMING RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST FROM OR UNDER CHARLES E. HAWTHORNE, DECEASED 16615 NORTHWEST 32ND AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: Part Of The SE 1/4 Of Section 30, And Part Of The SW 1/4 Of Section 29, Township 35 South, Range 35 East, More Particularly Described As Follows: From The SE Corner Of Said Section 30, Run North Along The East Line Of Said 30 A Distance Of 192.27 Feet To The North Right-Of-Way Line Of State Road S-68; Thence Run South 81 Degrees 51’41” East Along Said North Right-Of-Way Line A Distance Of 1.01 Feet; Thence Run North 0 Degrees 50’49” West A Distance Of 1950.13 Feet To The Point Of Beginning; Thence Run South 89 Degrees 09’11” West A Distance Of 330.00 Feet; Thence Run North 0 Degrees 50’49” West A Distance Of 205.00 Feet; Thence Run North 89 Degrees 09’11” East A Distance Of 330.00 Feet; Thence Run South 0 50’49” East A Distance Of 205.00 Feet To The Point Of Beginning. Also Described As The South 205.00 Feet Of Lot 3 Of An Unrecorded Plat Of Robert B. Edwards Subdivision, According To A Survey By Leon Willis, Registered Surveyor, Of The Public Records Of Okeechobee County, Florida A/K/A 16615 Northwest 32nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Udren Law Of ces, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 4651 Sheridan Street Suite 460, Hollywood, FL 33021 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in The Okeechobee News and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs alfgrdy or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. You have 30 calendar days after the rst publication of this Notice to le a written response to the attached complaint with the clerk of this court. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be led if you want the court to hear your side of the case. If you do not le your response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may thereafter be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid of ce (listed in the phone book). This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 22nd day of Aug. 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court by: BY: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk 424833 ON 8/29;9/5/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08000576CA WELLS FARGO BANK, NA AS TRUSTEE FOR THE LMT 2007-4 TRUST FUND Plaintiff, VS. CECILIA CHAVEZ; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 8, 2012 and entered in Case No. 08000576CA, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. WELLS FARGO BANK, NA AS TRUSTEE FOR THE LMT 2007-4 TRUST FUND Plaintiff and CECILIA CHAVEZ; ELOY OTERO; 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; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; TENANT #3; TENANT #4 the names being ctitious to account for parties in possession; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGEIT, INC; 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: PARCEL 4 OF OAK HAMMOCK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAA person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of August, 2012. 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 arida. 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 apart/ pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa axis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 File No.: 10-04744 OWB 424541 ON 8/29;9/5/2012

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2010CA000056 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK FKA WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK FA, Plaintiff, vs. GARCIA, DIANA, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2010CA000056 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK FKA WASHINGTON MUTUAL, BANK FA, Plaintiff, and, GARCIA, DIANA, et. al. are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 3rd day of October, 2012, the following described property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NORTHWEST 1/2 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 16, BEAR S 89 DEGREES “46’28” E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 16, FOR DISTANCE OF 2633.78 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 16 THENCE BEAR S 00”18’01” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 16, FOR A DISTANCE OF 1484.82 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.E. 12th LANE; THENCE BEAR N 84 DEGREES 40;15” W, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 56.89 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 341, PAGE 1898 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA: THENCE BEAR S 05 DEGREE 19-45”, ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID O.R. BOOK 341, PAGE 1898, FOR A DISTANCE OF 250.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE CONTINUE S 05 DEGREES 19’45”W, FOR A DISTANCE OF 886.85 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N 84 DEGREES 40’15”, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 127.69 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N 26 DEGREES 21’09”W FOR A DISTANCE OF 1335.93 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.E. 12TH LANE THENCE BEAR S 84 DEGREE 40’15” E, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 396.26 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 281, PAGE 2006 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA: THENCE BEAR S 05 DEGREES 19’45” W, ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID O.R. BOOK 281, PAGE 2006, FOR A DISTANCE OF 250.00 FEET TO A POINT. THENCE BEAR S 84 DEGREE 40’15” E, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 432.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8622 NE 12TH LN, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 17th day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 424839 ON 9/5,12/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000091 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, v. ANTONIO D. ZAMORA, SR.; SONIA NUNEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANTONIO D. ZAMORA, SR.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR OKEECHOBEE MORTGAGE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION ANTONIO D. ZAMORA, SR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANTONIO D. ZAMORA, SR. AND UNKNOWN TENANT #1 Current Address: 1408 SW 7th Ave. Okeechobee, Florida 34974 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: Exhibit A A parcel of land lying in Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida: being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the South one-quarter (1/4) corner of said Section 21, bear South 8945’48” West along the South line of Section to the intersection with the Westerly right-of-way line of SW 7th Avenue, extended, a distance of 56.50 feet; thence bear North 0001’02” West along the said Westerly rightof-way line of SW 7th Avenue, extending a distance of 199.84 feel to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 0001’02” West along the west right-of-way line of SW ai Avenue, a distance of 80.00 feet; thence, bear South 8945’49” west to the intersection with the Easterly right-of-way line of an abandoned County Road, a distance of 109.46 feet; thence continue South 8945’49” West to the intersection with the West line of Lot 28, (BLOCK 248) rst addition to Okeechobee, ACCORDING TO THE plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 90.54 feet, (said point is 110.57 feet Southerly of the Northwest corner of said Lot 28 as measured along the West line of Lot 28); thence bear South 00’02’53” West along the West line of Lot 28 and the extension thereof, a distance of 80.00 feet; thence bear North 8945’48” East to the intersection with the Easterly right-of-way line of aforesaid abandoned County Road, a distance of 44.61 feet; thence continue North 8945’48” East, a distance of 155.43 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A STRIP OF LAND 40.00 FEET IN WIDTH FOR THE PURPOSES OF OPEN AND UNIMPEDED INGRESS AND EGRESS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; Commence at the said South one-quarter (1/4) corner of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, bear South 8945`411” West along the South line of Section 21 to the intersection with the West right-of-way line of SW 7th Avenue, extended, a distance of 56.50 feet; thence bear North 0001’02” West along the West right-of-way of SW 7th Avenue, extended, a distance of 149.84 feel to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 0001’’02” West along the West right-of-way line of SW Avenue. a distance of 50.00 feet; thence bear South 0001’02” East, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence bear North 8945’48” East a distance of 40.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. This property is located at the Street address of: 1408 SW 7th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Okeechobee News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on August 29, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Steve Regal, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100, Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545**IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986, Telephone (772) 807-4370 at least 7 working 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. 425444 ON 9/5,12/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2011-CA-000329 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2010-7T, Plaintiff, V S. SAMUEL ELIAS FLECK, et. al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 14, 2012, in Case No. 2011-CA-000329 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Not in its Individual Capacity, but solely as Trustee for RMAC Trust, Series 2010-7T is Plaintiff, and Samuel E. Fleck, et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury A ssembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Complex, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 am, or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, on the 3rd day of October, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 12, Of Treasure Island Unit Five, According To The Plat Thereof, As Recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 45, Of The Public Records Of Okeechobee County, Florida. A ny person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on the same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure 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, 16 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012ADA 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 this 17th day of August 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff Leah H. Mayersohn, Esq. Mayersohn, May PLLC 101 NE 3rd Avenue, Suite 1250 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 400-5000/ (954) 713-0702 fax 424642 ON 9/5,12/2012 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 14th day of September 2012 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4D Utility 4WD 1J4FJ38L5KL439018 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 425707 ON 9/5/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009CA123 OAK LAKE VILLAS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, Plaintiff, VS. RICHARD A. PAYNE, “JANE DOE”, his wife, if married, real name unknown, and “UNKNOWN TENANT #1” and “UNKNOWN TENANT #2” as occupants, real names unknown, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Case No. 2009CA123 on March 18, 2010, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in favor of Plaintiff, OAK LAKE VILLAS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. a Florida corporation not-forpro t, and against Defendant, RICHARD A. PAYNE (OWNER). I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Unit A, PARCEL 20, OAK LAKE VILLAS, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF PARTY FACILITIES, AND PROTECTIVE COVENANTS FOR OAK LAKE VILLAS, RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 189, PAGE 247, AS AMENDED IN O.R. BOOK 189 PAGE 869; A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.at a public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11 o’clock a.m., on the 10th day of October, 2012. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED in Okeechobee County, Florida, this 21st day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK Attorney for Plaintiff Juan G. Mejia, Esq., Jay Steven Levine Law Group, 3300 PGA Boulevard, Suite 570, Reim Beach Gardens, FL 33410. 425192 ON 9/5,12/2012 NOTICE On September 22, 2012 @ 10:00 AM, there will be sold to the highest bidder At the premises of SABAL PALM SELF STORAGE, 14040 Hwy 441 N, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (Landlord) the contents of storage spaces rented by Tenants, for failure to pay rent due on the spaces. Sealed bids will be accepted until the day of the sale. The contents of the spaces consist of personal property including household goods, furnishings, clothing, boxes, bags, and totes, and other miscellaneous property. The names of the tenants whose property will be sold are: 1. Chris Hickman Unit A-40 minimum bid $495 2. Jessea Deatey Unit C-CC17 minimum bid $300 Sabal Palm Self Storage 863-357-1110 425625 ON 9/5,12/2012 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Muddy stuff 5 Fallback option 10 Pinochle calls 14 Bounce, as off a canyon wall 15 Margaret Meads island 16 Tom Joad, for one 17 Tool that can extract nails 19 Princess played by Lucy Lawless 20 Spanish song 21 Surprise from the blueŽ 22 Get SmartŽ evil agency 23 Silky sweater 25 Bard of boxing 27 Its poured into an iron at breakfast 34 They may be outsourced 37 King with jokes 38 Keebler cracker 39 Oral health org. 40 Aerialists apparatus 42 Pictures on the wall 43 Back biter? 45 Without a doubt!Ž 46 Mars Greek counterpart 47 United Kingdom currency 50 Heavy drinker 51 Tranquilize 55 Plastic users concern 58 Words of woe 62 Autobahn autos 63 Length times width 64 Fur bartered by Native Americans 66 Highlands dagger 67 Bye for nowŽ 68 I did it!Ž 69 High school skin problem 70 Idyllic spots 71 Sources of iron DOWN 1 Tourist magnet 2 Golden St. collegian 3 P.F. __s: Chinese restaurant chain 4 Shows servility 5 Free TV spot 6 Moussaka meat 7 Bullets and such 8 Seasonal song 9 Pub bill 10 Tailless flying toy 11 Swedish furniture giant 12 Flintstone pet 13 Aral and Arabian 18 Traditional round dance 24 Miles away 26 Act like a couch potato 28 Lightning burst 29 Drink la Lassie 30 Juans January 31 Russian ruler of yore 32 To be, in Burgundy 33 Charlie Browns Darn it!Ž 34 Doorway feature 35 Sign of spoilage 36 Java neighbor 40 Small jazz group 41 Olympian ruler 44 In jeopardy 46 Total numerically 48 Ponys place 49 In the vicinity 52 Please be __ and ...Ž: polite request words 53 Spanish squiggle 54 These, in Madrid 55 Babys pop 56 Tears in HeavenŽ singer Clapton 57 Swiss capital 59 Lettuce purchase 60 Brisbane buddy 61 Fifty-fifty 65 Medical drama settings, for short By Gail Grabowski and Bruce Venzke 03/28/11 03/28/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2012-CA-149, the style of which is: DAVID NUNEZ and ANITA NUNEZ, his wife, Plaintiffs, VS. SENSATIONS GROUP, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; BRENT K. DELANCY, individually, a/k/a BRENT K. DELANCEY, BRENT K. LANCEY, Defendants. Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Final Judgment After Default Against Defendant, Sensations Group, dated August 16, 2012 that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 19th day of September, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described personal property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: License Details: Licensee: Sensations Group, LLC d/b/a Sensations Night Club, or its assignees. License Type: Retail Beverage Rank: 7COP License Number: BEV5700012 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE FILING OF THE COMPLAINT MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 21st day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall John D. Cassels, Jr., Esquire Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 425039 ON 8/29 & 9/5 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Find it faster. 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Public NoticeCORRECTED PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning Board on Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL. The agenda is available on the City website cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Dept, pburnette@cityofokeechobee. com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Items to be considered are: Con icts between the Future Land Use Map and Zoning Map that involve properties currently zoned Holding. A map identifying each parcel and Planning Staff Report is viewable on the City website. The following properties are being considered to be rezoned from Holding to Residential Single Family-1 (RSF-1): Map ID No. 1: all in City of Okeechobee subdivision, Plat Book 1, Page 10, Okeechobee County, public records: Lots 1-12 of Block 7-Ivan D. Doverspike, Trust-1202 NW 13th ST. Lots 1-6 of Block 10, Ivan D. Doverspike, Trust, NW 13th ST. Lot 12 of Block 10-Jimmie L. Potts-800 NW 12th ST. Lot 11 of Block 10-Anita Leverette-804 NW 12th ST. Lots 9-10 of Block 10-Willa M. Hickson-806 NW 12th ST. Lots 7-8, of Block 10-Shirley Johnson, 810 NW 12th ST. Lot 2 of Block 23-Joe N. & Johnny L. Brown-803 NW 12th ST. Lot 7 of Block 23-Gloria R. & Mary D. Brown-1100 NW 9th AVE. Lots 5-6 of Block 23-Shirley R. Johnson-1110 NW 9th AVE. Lot 1 of Block 23-Suzette & Harris C. Quarles-1109 NW 8th AVE. Lot 12 of Block 23-Robbie L. Ridley,ETAL-800 NW 11th ST. Lot 11 of Block 23-Shirley Johnson-802 NW 11th ST. Lot 10 of Block 23-Sharon Johnson-804 NW 11th ST. Lot 9 of Block 23-Bruce & Pamela Snell-806 NW 11th ST. Lot 8 of Block 23-Mary L. Wright-808 NW 11th ST. Lots 1-26 of Block 8, Fort Drum Corporation, NW 13th & NW 14th ST. Lot 3 of Block 23-Suet Fong Tsang & Andre Bargel, NW 12th ST. Lot 4 of Block 23, Habit for Humanity, NW 12th ST. Map ID No. 2: all in NW Addition, Plat Book 1, Page 25, Okeechobee County public records: Lots 1-18 & West half of 19 of Block 13-Janet Mays & Rob Bentz-NE 7th CT & 8th ST. Lots 20 & East half of 19 of Block 13 George W. & Carol H. Moore-NE 7th CT & 10th AVE. Map ID No. 3: Lots 1-26 of Block 68, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 10, Okeechobee County public recordsDowling R. Watford, Trustee. Map ID No. 4: 9.890 unplatted acres-Frank Altobello, Charitable, located on SW 2nd ST. 9.120 unplatted acreas-Frank Altobello, Charitable-located on SW 6th ST.13.3210 unplatted acres-Montebello13, LLC-located between SW 6th and 9th ST. Map ID No. 5: 1.725 unplatted acres-Madonna L. Arnold, ETAL-located at 517 SW 21st ST. 12.210 unplatted acresLaura M. Graisbery, ETAL-located on SW 21st ST. Map ID No. 6: 32.8 unplatted acres-Frank Altobello, Trustee, ETAL-located South of SE 8th ST & along the West side of Taylor Creek. Map ID No. 7: 2.210 unplatted acres-Inland American ST Florida Portfolio JP3, LLC (Suntrust Bank)-815 South Parrott AVE. Map ID No. 8: 2.0 unplatted acres-William G. Carver-1105 SE 9th DR. Map ID No. 9: 4.710 unplatted acres-John W. & Bonnie Thomas-802 SE 10th AVE. 9.5 unplatted acres-John W. & Bonnie Thomas-located West of SE 13th AVE. Map ID No. 10: 0.490 unplatted acres-Rick & Bonita Lightsey-located between Block 116 and Taylor Creek. Map ID No. 11: 51.190 unplatted acres-Javier Ordenez-located East of Taylor Creek & of CSX Railroad. Map ID No. 12a: unplatted parcel located between Block 82 and Taylor Creek-Dale S. & Martha A. Reiss-649 NE 6th ST. Map ID No. 14: City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 10, Okeechobee County public records: Lots 8-11 of Block 32Bakul K. & Hina R. PatelNE 10th ST. Lots 12-13 of Block 32-William Mason-NE 10th ST & 3rd AVE. Lot 20 & West 5ft of 21 of Block 32-Abdul-Khuddus & Parveen Syed-NE 10th ST. Lots 21 (less West 5 ft) 22-25 of Block 32-Mark E. Barwick-NE 9th ST. Lots 1-6 & 20-26 of Block 35-Dean & Carl Weidling-NE 9th ST. Map ID No. 15: City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 10, Okeechobee County public records: Lots 1-4 of Block 1, Lot 6 & 21-26 of Block 2, Lots 1-4 & 25-26 of Block 15, Lots 1-11 of Block 16-Suraiya Husain, Trustee-NE 12th, 150 NE 13th & NE 14th ST. Lots 5-8 of Block 1, Lots 1-5 of Block 2, Lots 5-6 & 21-22 of Block 15-Muzaffar Husain, Trustee-NE 12th, 13th & 14th ST. Lots 7-8 & 23-24 of Block 15-North American Islamic Trust-NE 13th ST. Map ID No. 18: 5.919 unplatted acres-Ivan D. Doverspike, Trust-1202 NW 8th AVE. The following properties are being considered to be rezoned from Holding to Industrial: Map ID No. 12b: unplatted property that is contiguous to Block 52 & 53 (Diamond R. Fertilizer-710 NE 5th AVE) and West of Taylor Creek, being a portion of abandoned Riverside Drive. A portion of closed NE 6th AVE, from 7th ST North to the CSX Railroad. A portion of closed NE 8th ST, from 4th AVE East to Taylor Creek and parallel with the railroad. No. 12c: 0.99 unplatted acre parcel-William Mason-NE 9th ST, West of Taylor Creek and East of Block 51. Map ID No. 13b: is a 0.36 unplatted acre-Recycling Concepts, LLC-triangular parcel located North of CSX Railroad & West of NE 12th AVE (East City Limits). The following properties are being considered to be rezoned from Holding to Public Facilities (PUB): Map ID No. 13a: 23.86 unplatted acres-Okeechobee Utility Authority-1200 NE 12th ST. The following properties are being considered to be rezoned from Holding to Heavy Commercial (CHV): Map ID No. 16: City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 10, Okeechobee County public records: Lots 9-10 of Block 15North American Islamic Trust Inc-NE 13th ST. The following properties are being considered to be rezoned from Holding to Residential Multiple Family (RMF): Map ID No. 17: 1.600 unplatted acres-Ruth G. Spradley & Gale B. Nemec-triangular shaped parcel located West of SW 7th AVE & North of SW 6th ST, contiguous to Blocks 190 & 191, City of Okeechobee. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The proposed rezonings may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Planning Board’s role will be to make a recommendation for approval or denial, to the City Council. The rst public hearing is scheduled for October 16, 2012, 6 PM, and a nal adoption scheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 6 PM. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator 425563 ON 9/2,5/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000236 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGEBACKED TRUST, SERIES 2006-L1, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-L1 Plaintiff, v. A NTONIO RODRIGUEZ; JUAN RODRIGUEZ; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FL; A ND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUAN RODRIGUEZ N/K/A MARIA RODRIGUEZ. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 14, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2011-CA-000236 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472009CA000132CAXXXX Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000029 Division: 47 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Plaintiff, v. GEORGIA L. RUSINKO; JEFFREY RUSINKO; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated August 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000029, DIVISION: 47, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB is Plaintiff, and GEORGIA L. RUSINKO; JEFFREY RUSINKO; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS 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, 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: LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10, AND 11, BLOCK B, OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY’S ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT 17 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida,wherein he Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 3rd day of October, 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: LOT 33, BLOCK 64, BASSWOOD, UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 50, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: 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 p r o vi s i o n o f ce r ta in ass i sta n ce Please contact: Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (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 17th DAY OF AUGUST, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 424713 ON 9/5,12/2012 CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. DANIEL W. HUGHES A/K/A DANIEL WAYNE HUGHES; DENISE L. HUGHES A/K/A DENISE LESLIE HUGHES; 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; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 8, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 472009CA000132CAXXXX 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 10th day of October, 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: LOT 16, BLOCK 4, COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 97, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2000 MERT DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN# FLHMBFP159746286A AND FLHMBFP159746286B. 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 Phone: (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 10TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 424249 ON 9/5,12/2012 THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO ALLEYWAY 20 FEET IN WIDTH LYING ADJACENT TO SAID LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10 AND 11, IN BLOCK B, OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY’S ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 375 SE 13th AVENUE, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS may hand and the seal of the court on August 17, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 1701 West Hillsboro Blvd, Suite 307 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, 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 424555 ON 8/29;9/5/2012 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideThe area’s premiere medical and health information resource(863) 763-3134 • okeeadsales@newszap.com To feature your business in this informative section, contact your sales representative today

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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! 18 Okeechobee News September 5, 2012 ment time. He said he was more concerned w ith public safety than having ball elds or the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. Throughout the day commissioners discussed possible solutions to their budget problems. A crowd of spectators who applauded for the sheriff and for Commissioner Bryant Culpepper's passionate pleas for the sheriff's budget. "We can do what is politically expedient or we can do what is morally right," Commissioner Culpepper said. However, the other four commissioners did not share Commissioner Culpepper's enthusiasm for using capital funds for operating expenses. "Where do we get the money next year?" asked Commissioner Margaret Garrard Helton. "We are spending more than we are making. Let's cut the budget." "Sooner or later you have to quit kicking the can down the road," was the opinion of Commissioner Joey Hoover. "Spending capital dollars on something else got us where we are now," asserted Commissioner Frank Irby. It seemed commissioners were hopelessly deadlocked. However, late in the afternoon a compromise was reached. Commissioners agreed to transfer $500,000 from the reserves of the land ll trust fund. The remaining $600,000 of the de cit was apportioned among the commissioners and the constitutional of cers. The new apportionment means that the sheriff will have to cut an additional $379,862 from his proposed budget which included jail operations and courthouse security for the entire year. The sheriff's new budget is now $14.8 million. "I have no choice," was the sheriff's reaction to the compromise. "I will have to live with it." At the end of the day there were still a few budget items to be discussed. The workshop was adjourned and will reconvene on Thursday morning, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. to complete the budget process. The proposed budget will be presented at a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. BUDGETContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #69 (FOP) will host a golf tournament Sept. 22 to raise money for their third annual Shop with a Cop Christmas event. The Shop with a Cop event centers around providing children who, because of nancial problems, will not experience Christmas celebrations or receive a gift. With the money raised from the Saturday, Sept. 8, golf tournament a local child will receive a $100 shopping spree at Walmart. Each child will be assisted by a uniformed law enforcement of cer from the local FOP Lodge. Lodge president Deputy Michael Hazellief, from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), said an additional bene t of the shopping spree is that it creates a positive interaction between the children and area law enforcement of cers. A date for this year's event has not been announced. Last year, the Shop with a Cop program helped 19 families, including 45 children. All of the money used in the event was raised b y the FOP-sponsored golf tournament. This year's links tourney will be held at the Blue Heron Golf Club. The tourney will get under way at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $45 per person, or $180 per four-person team. Hole and corporate sponsorships are also available. For information on entering a team or sponsorships, contact: Robert Coleman at 863-634-1408; Cari Arnold at 863-697-9345; or, Michael Hazellief at 863-634-5225. Links tourney to aid Shop with a Cop event 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 Saturday, 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 863801-0901 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 year's event is All-Star Relay Scoring Against Cancer so wear 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 863634-8674 or Lacey Summerall 863-634-7765.Fallen Peace Of cer Bass Tournament is Oct. 27Florida Annual Fallen Peace Of cer Bass Tournament is planned for Saturday, Oct. 27 A $110 entry fee goes into the big bass pot. Registration begins at 4 a.m. Cash only. Drawing tickets will be sold for door prize drawings. Tickets are 3 for $5 or 7 for $10 and 15 tickets are $20. The tournament will take place at C. Scott Driver Park Ramp and begins at safe light. Weigh-in is at 1 p.m. at the pavilion on the Point. All donations bene t Florida Fallen Peace Of cer families. Teams wanting to pre-register please call J ack Fulce at 863-763-7753. Martha's House presents Purple and White NightLet's have a fun night featuring T.J. and the Cruisers Rock and Roll Revue. Wear your Purple and White on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post, #10539, Okeechobee. Admission is just $15. For tickets, please call 863-763-2893.OHS Class of 1973 plans its 40-year reunionThe OHS Class of 1973 is currently planning the 40-year class reunion. The current plans include the Homecoming football game on Friday night Oct. 26th and a Happy Hour meet and greet on Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 5:30 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant. Dinner and dancing will follow. Class members please contact us at OHS Class of 1973 on facebook, or via email at okeechobeehs73@hotmail.com with your contact information. Bill Hayes Memorial Fishing Tournament set for Nov. 11Any anglers out there who want to help raise money for a wonderful cause doing what you love, please join us at the Bill Hayes Memorial Fishing Tournament on Nov. 11, at C. Scott Driver Jr Recreational Area. Boat fee: $200, Vendor fee: $100, Sponsor fee (team and name on sponsor board): $250. All proceeds bene t the American Cancer Society hosted by Stafford's Salon Relay for Life Team. If you would like to be a vendor, sponsor, participant or would donate a raf e item please call Angie at Stafford's at 863763-3933 or 863-697-1105. Community Events

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