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Publication Date: 09-12-2012
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Grandparents Day honored at local schools ... Page 10 14.81 feetLast Year: 10.86 feet Lake Levels By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The new Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) budget has good news for customers. At their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, the OU A Board of Directors approved a budget with tota l revenues and expenses of $31.4 million. This is a 3 percent decrease from the previous budget an d contains no rate increases. It also does not con tain any salary increases for employees. Residents of King’s Bay will also get a brea k in their sewer bills. King’s Bay has its own sew age treatment system that is maintained by OUA Each year the monthly maintenance fee King’ s Bay residents pay to OUA is based on the actua l cost of maintenance the previous year. In th e coming budget year the monthly fee to King’s Ba y residents will drop from $7.28 to $5.03. The board spent a considerable amount of th e meeting time discussing the re hydrant fund Customers of OUA pay 50 cents a month towar d the re hydrant fund. That money has been use d for the installation of re hydrants while re hy drant maintenance has been paid by genera l revenue. In accordance with current policy th e board voted to transfer $100,849 from the r e hydrant fund to the capital improvement fund t o cover the cost of installing re hydrants for th e past two years. It was the item of re hydrant maintenance tha t provoked discussion. Currently re hydrants ar e maintained from general revenues. John Hayford OUA’s executive director, stated that re hydran t maintenance is included in the budget for othe r types of maintenance with the same employee s who do maintenance on re hydrants also doin g other types of maintenance. There was some dis cussion as to whether or not the re hydrant fun d should be used for re hydrant maintenance a s well as installation. Mr. Hayford said that in man y areas the re department is responsible for the in spection and maintenance of re hydrants. Since the OUA operates under an interlo cal agreement between the city and the county board member Tommy Hoover brought up th e question of OUA’s liability in re hydrant mainte OUA will not raise rates Wednesday, September 12, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No.110 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. W oman with 34 dogs accused of animal hoarding ... Page 8 Brighton Town hall meeting to discuss effects of Agent Orange ... Page 3 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Freedom OutreachChampionship shingAt the September Freedom Outreach Championship Fishing tourney, anglers Mel Stone and Angie Douthit were the winners with over 18 lbs. of sh hauled in at weigh-in time. For more on the story, see page 11. See OUA — Page 7 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyYouth Football LeagueNehemiah Hillard hits the hole for DeSoto in the nal game of the day Saturday. Hillard had over 200 yards rushing but it wasn't enough as the Okeechobee Juniors prevailed. For the story, see page 7.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS 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 2 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012 Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. East northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Extended ForecastThursday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. East northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ Rotary ClubGuest speakerThe Rotary Club of Okeechobee welcomed Roxanne Altrui, a beekeeper from Port St. Lucie, as the guest for the weekly meeting on Sept. 4 at the Golden Corral. Ms. Altrui is the owner of Beetox, the only known domestic producer of Royal Jelly (otherwise known as “Bee Milk”). Jim Benton, Rotary Club of Okeechobee president, is pictured with Ms. Altrui. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Teresa ChandlerB.R.A.T. Club provides breakfastB.R.A.T. Club, Inc. sponsored breakfast at the YOUNIFIED golf tournament to bene t the youth rally for Jan. 11 & 12, 2013. Pictured: Teresa Chandler, B.R.A.T. Club president/founder and Allison Chandler, B.R.A.T. Club vice-president. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Ken KellerKiwanis guest speakerAnn Decker was the guest speaker at last week’s Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee weekly meeting. Ms. Decker is the executive director of Indian River State College Foundation. In 2011, the IRSC Foundation raised $2.3 million in scholarship monies to help local children attend school. The foundation also helped raise another $1 million to support the new science, technology, engineering and math building in St. Lucie. Ms. Decker talked to Kiwanis about the 20 baccalaureate programs IRSC offers and programs the foundation offers designed to help area middle and high school students earn nancial relief towards college. One of those is a poverty program called take stock in children which gives area eighth graders an opportunity to earn fouryear tuition. Also happening at the meeting, B.R.A.T club supervisor and Labor Day parade organizer Theresa Chandler presented J.D. Mixon and Frank DeCarlo the trophy for best oat at the Labor Day Parade. The oat was a large mock pirate ship entered by the Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta. The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee is a youth project organization that meets every Thursday at noon at the Lodge Restaurant. Euchre Club changes meeting nightsThe Euchre Club meeting at the VFW on 441 South is now meeting on Monday and Wednesday evenings. They start playing at 5:30 p.m. Any Euchre players are welcome.

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BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION -The Vietnam Veterans of America, Florida State council and America Serving Veterans Foundation, will hold a Town Hall meeting to address the birth defects, diseases and learning disabilities affecting the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans. The forum will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Florida Seminole Veteran’s Building--Brighton, at 800 E. Harney Pond Rd., Brighton Reservation. “We cannot be silent about the effects of our battle eld exposures on our children in the face of overwhelming evidence connecting many diseases and birth defects to exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam,” said Tom Hall, Agent Orange Committee Chair and coordinator of the VVA Agent Orange Town Hall meeting for Vietnam Veterans of America, Florida State Council. “We encourage all Vietnam veterans with children and/or grandchildren suffering from illnesses, learning disabilities or physical disabilities to come share their stories. We will explore issues surrounding Agent Orange exposure, including scienti c information, health effects and methods for educating the public and elected representatives about the issues of Vietnam veterans, their children and their families,” said Mr. Hall. The goal of the town hall meeting is to bring attention to the hidden cost of our service and to encourage the government to create and maintain a registry of these birth defects as well as assist our doctors in nding ways to diagnose and treat these birth defects. Veterans of all wars are subjected to many contaminates and most were not aware of what was being used or what effects most would have on their health. Said Mr. Hall, “Our children and grandchildren are innocent victims of our war and need the help of our government to cope with these problems. We worry, who will be there to take care of them when we are gone?” In keeping with VVA’s founding principle, “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.” Vietnam veterans throughout the state of Florida continue to ght for the welfare of our nation’s veterans from all wars. For more information, contact Donna Kahn at 863-357-7620 or Ben L. Humphries, President of VVA Florida State Council at 772-778-4963. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline • Advantage • Tri-Force Advantix • Fly Relief • Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt • Saber & Many More 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. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 3 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012 V VA to hold meeting on generational effects of Agent Orange Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott A ve., invites you to join us in celebrating National Back To Church Sunday, Sept. 16. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and W orship at 10:30 a.m. Come and see how God w ants the very best for y our life. There will be a potluck fellowship meal following the worship serv ice. The public is invited. Oakview Baptist Church invites children to our new Awana Club. Our Awana Club includes children from Kindergarten to fth grade. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Come join in all the fun! Please call the church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. Join the fun at AWANA Bible Club at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee! Wednesday nights 6-8 p.m. through the school year. Clubs are available for children age 3 through 12th grade. For details or questions, please call the church of ce at 863-7632171. 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. 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. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. A rea churches plan special programs and events Martha’s House hosting garage salesMartha’s House Garage Sales are now being held every Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., of every week. Come and nd a bargain and help a local organization. 4134 U.S. 441 N., in Okeechobee. Always accepting donations in very good condition. For information, please call 863-763-2893.

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Deed restrictions I am not sure if anyone is able to ans wer this question. Who in Okeechobee County is responsible for enforcing deed restrictions? We have someone here in our s ubdivision that seems to feel they may own as many horses as they want to although the deed restrictions limit this. This is not fair to t hose of us who moved here for the small t own atmosphere and follow the rules. Edit or’s note: Deed restrictions are not part of t he county code, and thus are not enforced b y the county. If you have a homeowners’ association, this is something that could be addressed by the homeowners’ associat ion, through civil court action if necessary. If there is no homeowners’ association, the adjacent landowners may have a case. An attorney who specializes in real estate could review the deed restriction documents and determine who has legal standing in this regard. If the animals are being mistreated or s tarved, you could report this to the county animal control of ce. If the animal waste is c ausing a health hazard, you could report t his to the county health department.County budget The BOCC should NEVER have so quickly surrendered when my minister and y ours marched in and threatened to illegally use their pulpits to work against their re-election unless they raised the individual homeowner Fire/EMT assessment so these enormous palaces could dodge the costs of protecting them. Two cents... maybe a dime a month from each member sitting in the pews would have more than covered t heir fair share. Would God notice or would he agree: pay unto Caesar what is rightful? T he BOCC could at their very next meeting restore church (and religious kindergart en, school, social hall, gym, gift shop, and c hurch-run restaurants) payments toward t hat assessment and cut the homeowner b ills in half. if they truly wanted to do the right thing.  They should de nitely be taxing any part of the church that is competing against a taxpaying business and maybe tax everything except the actual church sanctuary.Vote at the DNC I was watching the DNC and was surprised by the action taken by the people in charge when they asked for the vote to restore God and Jerusalem. We could debate the words but what surprised me was that the vote was clearly not 2/3 of the majority, but they decided to do it anyway. When did the Democratic party become a dictatorship? The people in charge of the Democrats are doing and saying whatever they want without even caring what the people they represent want. I know they are politicians and telling the truth is beyond them, but when they have them on record as saying something and they continue to lie, they should be removed from of ce. I don’t care if you’re Democrat or Republican, how can anyone support such open lies and deceit. I know no politician tells the truth, but up till now they at least weren’t so open about. It’s issues like this that the voting public is sick of. That woman from Florida is a huge embarrassment for everyone from Florida, don’t lie to the public.  It would have been political suicide for the DNC to even remain neutral on God and Jerusalem language with the illegal pulpit politicizing every Sunday leading up to the election. Maybe someday courage and education will triumph over fear and ignorance.  Claiming that was a 2/3 vote was just wrong. There was no way to tell if the vote was yes or no. They should have done a roll call vote, since the voice vote was unclear. I think the Democrats seriously hurt their credibility with that mess.  I agree it was a bit silly to do a voice vote for this. People who have strong opinions are always going to let them be known louder, and so it isn’t at all a scienti c way to do things. The 2/3 wasn’t clear; however, anyone could have made a formal complaint in the aftermath and not one person did. I can’t imagine that either of those issues would be game changers for an undecided voter (especially with the overwhelming religious overtones present throughout the convention and the fact that the president’s policy on Israel is clearly de ned), so I’m not sure why the supposedly “liberal” media is giving it so much coverage. I am writing in reference to all the ads about the Kissimmee Prairie State Park. As one of the owners of the park (we all own and pay for state parks), it concerns me about the usage of monies for upkeep and restorations of the state park. When I rst came here long ago, the state park was Maxy’s Ranch and it was beautiful with large oaks and hammock heads. I understand it had been changed by the ranchers over the years, but it was beautiful and already the home of the sacred grasshopper sparrow as well as an abundance of other wildlife. Now to the part I don’t really understand, why they (park managers) of today and years past have been so insistent to change it. Spending money we obviously don’t have to change a habitat that already housed successfully the grasshopper sparrow. In the process of removing hundreds of trees including older-than-me oaks, cabbage palms and other non-native vegetation, how many other critters became homeless, got disked to death, or succumbed to the re that follows the process. I understand the oak tree was supposedly not there in the beginning but somehow the seed was dropped—and here’s the important part—God let it grow. Not all plants survive but to take it upon ourselves to choose what does and where it does is wrong. If God didn’t want it in this garden he calls Earth, then He will pull it himself. We are supposed to be “Going Green.” We need the trees. It is too late for the oaks of Kissimmee Prairie State Park but stop wasting our money chopping and disking a perfectly beautiful place. Build som e screen enclosures or something more useful for us ... the owners of the park. Thank you Eva Perry Okeechobee Thank youOur family offers our thanks to our whol e caring community of Okeechobee families. Your care and compassion for us during the illness and passing of my mother, Su e Bressler, will forever be beyond expression of thanks and gratitude. As the procession moved through ou r community, the deepest respect for what w e hold most special to us, (the life of those w e love) was demonstrated in the most reverent and honoring way. I would hope that w e never lose what we are so blessed to have. I would hope that as each life of each loved one is passed before us, that we would eve r show the same respect. I had relatives from out of state that witnessed our closeness of care; cars pulled over, hats were removed, heads wer e bowed, and dignity was demonstrated. I was told, “We are greatly impressed with your town and people!” Especially touching was a young man that held a “We Buy Gold” sign removing his hat and standing still until the procession passed. I live here, I love it here. I love our peopl e that live here. My hope for my remaining days here is to give back a little to a community that gives so much. Pastor Joe H. Bishop September 12, 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! Annual Boots and Pearls Gala planned to bene t HospiceThe Seventh Annual Boots and Pearls Gala will be held on Oct. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee KOA. The following are the various sponsorship opportunities and how to order tickets. Please join the party for fun, fellowship, good food and dancing to the music of “Chris Macarthur and the Florida Cracker Boys.” This is the main fundraising event of the year for Hospice of Okeechobee and there are many ways for you to participate in this event:  Presenting Sponsor $10,000 Includes two tables for eight, two bottles of wine on each table, valet parking and the front cover of the program.  Trail Boss $3,000 Includes two tables for eight, two bottles of wine on each table, reserved parking and full-page ad in the program.  Table Sponsor $500 Includes one table for eight and recognition in the program. Single Ticket $50 Purchase at Eli’s Western Wear or by calling the Hospice Of ce at 863-467-2321. There will be a live auction for pieces of art work by a local artist. A silent auction will feature an array of items donated by local businesses and individuals.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Yes, this newspaper is part of a chain.Ž But this chainŽ is unlike any other. We are owned by a journalistic trust. All after-tax profits are invested in our mission of community service through good local journalism. Staffing is local, and we seek out people who care about the community and want to stay here. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012 Elks meeting announcedLake Okeechobee Elks will meet on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the VFW on U.S. 441 S.E. in Treasure Island. They will discuss their upcoming installation and the charter.Raisin’ em right 4-H Club w ill meet Thursday, Sept. 13The Raisin’ em Right 4-H club will hold their rst meeting of the season on Thursday Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee County extension of ce 458 U.S. 98 N. This club’s main focus is on the raising and showing of feef and swine for the Okeechobee youth livestock show. Whether you are a returning 4H’er or are interested in getting involved, please come out and join us for one of two of the mandatory meeting in either September or October. For additional information please do not hesitate to contact our leaders Keith Stripling at (863) 634-9108 or Angela Pendrey at 863-634-0154.Shared Services Network meetsThe executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County w ill conduct its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, in the board room of the Okeechobee County school board ofce. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Fancy ME Machine Embroidery GroupDo you have an embroidery machine, or want to learn about them? Then join this club for their monthly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross of ce at 323 N. Parrott Ave. Call Corry 863-467-2231, Linda at 863-697-2450 or Mary 863-697-1920 for more information.Habitat ReStore announces upcoming saleThe Habitat ReStore (at the Trading Post Flea Market) will have a sale of 50 percent off all merchandise on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday. Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Martha’s House to host yard saleShop until you drop on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn parking lot next to PNC Bank, 3101 U.S. 441 S. Vendors are welcome at $20 per table. All proceeds will bene t Martha’s House. For more information, call 863-7632893. 2013 Livestock Show steer weigh-ins scheduledInitial steer weigh-ins for the 2013 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Okeechobee Livestock Market. A completed Entry Form signed by the exhibitor’s FFA Advisor or County Extension Agent and Bill of Sale must be presented prior to steers being weighed. These forms, along with the 2013 Rule Book, are available online at http:// okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/Okeechobee.4-H. htm or at the Extension Of ce.VFW ladies auxiliary to host monthly breakfastBuckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars host their monthly breakfast Sunday, Sept. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. for a donation of $5. They will serve eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, home fries, orange juice and coffee. The event is open to the public. For additional information please call the post at 863-467-2882.Chamber to host Enterprise Zone seminarThe Chamberof Commerce will host a seminar on Enterprise Zone tax credits for both new and existing businesses that reside in the Enterprise Zone on Tuesday Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Chamber member Tom Johnson of Ryan Tax Service will conduct this seminar. To attend this seminar, please register on-line by accessing the event calendar on the Chamber web site, search for Sept 18, click on the event name and use the register online tab to register for the event. This is a free event sponsored by the Chamber. Seating is limited to 25 attendees.Junior rodeo planned set for Agri-Civic CenterOKEECHOBEE -The Florida Junior Rodeo Association will hold a rodeo on Sept. 22 and 23 at the Okeechobee AgriCivic Center. This association is for kids ages 5-14. There will be Barrel Racing, Bareback Bronc Riding, Chute Dogging, Steer Riding, Tie Down Calf Roping, Breakaway, Goat Tying, Pole Bending and Cutting. For more information, see the web site at www.afjra. com or contact Kay Hickson at 561-9962298. 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 how to protect our children and community from these dangerous drugs. Learn what synthetic drugs are and about unknown dangers and consequences. 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.Feathers & Furs 4-H holds rabbit and poultry ClinicOn Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Feathers & Furs 4-H Club will host a rabbit and poultry care clinic, with a drawing for a rabbit with a $1 donation to the club. The clinic will be held at Jones Supply & Feed, at 801 S.W. Park St. (south of Advance Auto Parts). Other 4-H Clubs are welcome to set up with us. Contact: Cathy Arthur, 863-763-1512.‘Fun day’ to help injured teenMOORE HAVEN—In July, Glades County teenager Kaleb “Fred” Langdale was swimming in the Caloosahatchee River when he was attacked by an alligator. He managed to get away but lost part of his arm in the ght. A bene t fun day fundraiser is set to help the Langdale family with medical expenses. The event is set for 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 at noon and the Gator Boys will also participate in a “meet and greet.” A web site at www.gofundme.com has been set up for donations. The goal is to raise $100,000. A link to the site and other news about Fred Langdale can be found on the Glades County Democrat page on facebook.com.Putt for a Cure tournament plannedThe Relay for Life Honey Do’er’s Team and Dream Team will host a best ball golf tournament on 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 rafe 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.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. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Alberta R. Natelle, 78 OKEECHOBEE — Alberta R. Natelle, died, ending a courageous battle with cancer, on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Hamrick Home. Alberta was born in Waterbury, Conn. and a resident of Okeechobee since 1982. She was a retired beautician and shop owner in Connecticut and a collector of bells and elephants. Alberta is survived by Anthony, her husband of 52 years; a sister, Lois Martinkovic of New Port Richey, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Barbra Ghandolfo of Conn.; and a host of nieces and nephews. There will be no services at this time.. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Robert Louis Lang, 51OKEECHOBEE — Robert Louis Lang, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012 in the Hamrick Home Hospice. He was born May 8, 1961 in Jamestown, New York to Bruce and Deanna Lang. He proudly served in our Country in the United States Army. He has been a resident of Okeechobee since 1991 coming from Lakeland, FL and enjoyed baseball, softball, shing and camping. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Renee; Natasha (David) Alexander of Lake Wales; sons; Robert (Brittany) Lang of Knoxville, TN, Charles Lang of Okeechobee; Daughter, Holly (Jason) Lang of Frostproof, FL; stepdaughter, Jessica Hernandez of Plant City, FL, Lee Ann Williams of Okeechobee; Mother, Deanna (Charles) Simmons of Lakeland, FL; 15 grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 11 a.m. until service time of 1p.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. Burial will follow in Bushnell National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made a www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Goldie E. Tucker, 88OKEECHOBEE — Goldie E. Tucker passed away in the Okeechobee Health Care Facility. She was born January 18, 1924 in Centralia, Illinois to Charles and Lillie Mae Brannum. She was a business owner for more than 20 y ears in Illinois and the Republican Chairman for 18 years. She attended the Okeechobee Christian Church. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Charles N. “Curly” Tucker; sisters, Marie, Fern and Clara; brother, Donald; granddaughters, Renee and Sherri Tucker. She is survived by her son, Charles R. Tucker (Cindy) of Beardstown, Illinois; granddaughter, Charlene Dewey (Pat)of Okeechobee, FL; sister, W illine Wooters (Jack) of Middleburg, FL; three grandsons, Louie, Cody, and Charles, Jr. In additions she is survived by great grandchildren, Patricia and Patrick and many more great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services will be held in Illinois. 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. James E Shirley, 77OKEECHOBEE — James E. Shirley, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. James was born February 9, 1935, in Gordo, A la., to the late Herman and Stella Shirley. After retiring from Central Foundry in Alabama, J ames moved to Okeechobee 28 years ago. James is survived by his wife, Nell Shirley of Okeechobee; seven children; eighteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, A nnie Gay Reece of Gordo, Ala. Burial took place on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Alabama. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at 10 a.m. at BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home. 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.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. A lbin “Ollie” Martin, 80OKEECHOBEE — Albin “Ollie” Martin, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at his residence. He was born April 12, 1932 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Hilary and Martha (Reinig) Martinkowski. He was a truck driver by trade and a lifeguard for many years at Miami Beach, Fla. He enjoyed shing and the beach. He is preceded in death by a brother, Ziggy Martinkowski. He is survived by his brothers, Eddie Martinkowski and wife Joan, Rick Martin and wife Doreen; their daughters, Allyson and Christie; sisters, Ruth Cassar (Nee Martinkowski) and Husband Ray, their sons, Andrew and Adam. There will be no public services. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida. On-line condolences may be made at w ww.buxtonfuneralhome.comEarl F. SmallOKEECHOBEE — A memorial service for Earl F. Small who died June 22, 2012, at the Hamric k Home, will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St. Okeechobee, Fla. If friends desire, donations may be made in Earl’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Leroy Hull, Jr., 72OKEECHOBEE — Leroy Hull, Jr. passed away September 11, 2012 in Lake Placid. He was born September 18, 1939 in Kenansville to Leroy Sr. and Louise Hull. Mr. Hull proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed over the road trucking and loved collecting old coins, knives and watching football. Mr. Hull is survived by his wife of 49 years, Linda D. Hull; daughter, Tammy Hull all of Okeechobee; four son, Thomas Hull (Debbie) of Royal Palm Beach, Timothy Hull (Christine) of Sweetwater, TN, Tracey Hull (Connie Yates) and Travis Hull (Tyleia Lynn) all of Okeechobee; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Hull (Marie) of Hazelhurst, GA and Darrell Hull (Cathy) of Orlando; three sisters, Glenda Standridge, Patricia Hull and Christine Gibson all of Georgia. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, September 14, 2012 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Priscilla D. McCuiston, 76OKEECHOBEE — Priscilla D. McCuiston, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at the Hamrick Home. Priscilla was born in Camden, Tenn. and relocated to Okeechobee in 1964. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Teaching was her passion and she taught in the Okeechobee County School System and at Eckerd Youth Development Center. Even after retirement, Priscilla helped children to learn to read and she aided them in furthering their education. She enjoyed being with people and she ‘never met a stranger’. She is survived by two sons, Mike (Carrie) Bonds of Camden, Tenn. and Mark Simpson of Winter Springs, Fla.; a daughter, Jaynell Caldwell of Ft. Pierce, Fla; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Vianna Ladd of Waverly, Tenn. A service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. If friends desire, donations may be made in Priscilla ‘s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. William Collins “Mudcat” Duke, 63OKEECHOBEE — William Collins “Mudcat” Duke, died unexpectedly at Raulerson Hospital on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. Collins was born in Pahokee to Perry and Lily Padgett Duke. He relocated to Okeechobee 27 years ago. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee. He was a member of the Elk’s Lodge in Pahokee and Okeechobee. Time spent with his grandchildren was a highlight in his life. He was a Miami Dolphin’s fan and enjoyed hunting and riding buggies with his friends. Collins is survived by Kay Duke, his wife of 27 years; sons, William Cody (Beth) Duke of Vero Beach, John Perry Duke of Okeechobee; a daughter, Erin Duke (Todd) Warren of Stuart; ve grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Duke of Pahokee. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Collins’ memory to The Florid a United Methodist Children’s Home, 51 Children’s Way, Enterprise, FL 32725 or to Real Life Children’s Ranch, 7777 Highway 441 South, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. 6 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012 nance. He wondered what level of maintenance the city and the county expected of OUA. He speculated that the maintenance budget might have to be increased if the local governments expected a higher level of maintenance than is currently being prov ided. Action on the matter was postponed until Mr. Hayford could determine the level of maintenance that the city and the county expected from OUA. In a related matter Mr. Hayford said his staff would be meeting with representatives of the Buckhead Ridge Fire Department, Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue and the City of Okeechobee Fire Department to discuss installation and maintenance of re hydrants. Then he said the OUA would come up with a ranking system to see how many of the suggested projects could be completed. Turning to other action, the board: received the nance report for the period ending Aug. 31; approved payment of a monthly invoice to Alcalde and Fay, government and pubic service consultants, in the amount of $3,258; approved payment of $10,177.84 to PRM, the utility's rate consultant, approved payment of $1,461.29 to Eckler Engineering for professional services connected with the construction of vacuum pump station no. 1; approved payment of $2,218.13 to Melville and Sowerby for legal services during the month of August in connection with the Land Ventures of America lawsuit.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. OUAContinued From Page 1 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Youth Football League Brahmans swept four games from the DeSoto Bulldogs in impressive fashion Saturday at Okeechobee High School. The ag team prevailed 41-0, the Mighty Mites won 27-6, the Pee Wee won 39-7 and the Junior squad won 38-13. The ag team got three touchdowns from Jahniyus Smith on a 45-yard run, a 30y ard run, and a 25-yard interception return. Tucker Myers caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Emory Coleman and Coleman connected on a 50-yard touchdown pass to Kenyon Garner in the contest. Blane Boyer caught a conversion pass for Okeechobee. The Mighty Mites also played well on both sides of the ball in an impressive victory over DeSoto. Braeion Pelt recovered an early fumble and Okeechobee drove 56 y ards for a touchdown to take the lead. Brett Shockley rumbled for 16 yards and Orlando Arano pounded out two runs for another 20 yards during the drive. Shockley capped the scoring drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. The defense also played well as they stopped DeSoto on a number of drives in the red zone. Ryker Wadell had a tackle for loss and Arana a quarterback sack to stop one drive. Blake Joyner added a tackle for loss. Ramone Baker got Okeechobee going in the second half with a 28-yard touchdown run. JayQuavious Thomas added a 55-yard touchdown run and a 48-yard touchdown run for Okeechobee. Lil'Dreco Tompkins had a 53-yard touchdown run for DeSoto. The Brahmans Pee Wee team got a big day from quarterback TyJuan Lewis, and running back Veyon Washington in their big win over the Bulldogs. Washington opened the scoring with a 42-yard touchdown run. He added a 19-yard touchdown run later in the rst quarter. After a 31-yard touchdown run by DeSoto's Edmund Hollimon, Okeechobee responded with a 79-yard touchdown run by Washington, and a 68yard touchdown run by De'Nitrik Whittaker. Lewis scored on a 60-yard kick return but the play was called back by a penalty. Lewis did score late in the game on a 48-yard run. Chadrick Williams added a 12-yard touchdown run for Okeechobee in the second half. Lewis said he felt excellent about the game and admitted it felt good to run in the open eld. "I thought the kickoff return was my best run of the day but they called it back for a block in the back penalty." Williams excited the crowd when he recovered an apparent onside kick and appeared to run in stride to the end zone. The play was called back after he stepped out of bounds. "I thought the game was fun and we played excellent," he added. Washington said he was pleased the team was ready to play and that they got off to a good start, "I think I played good because o f the touchdown I scored. This was a tough team to play." In the nal game of the day DeSoto hung around for the rst half thanks to an outstanding effort by tailback Nehemiah Hillard. He scored rst half touchdowns on runs o f 96 and 99 yards. Okeechobee responded with rst hal f touchdowns by Bracen Harvey and Robert Futch. Devante Luellman scored on a one yard run in the third quarter and added a 10-yard touchdown run later in the half. He capped the scoring with a 78-yard touchdown run. Keegan Sarrows and Mark Youmans had fumble recoveries for Okeechobee. Gregory Hogan recovered a fumble for DeSoto to thwart an Okeechobee drive in the rst half. Okeechobee Youth Football League sweeps DeSoto By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News When they meet tomorrow Okeechobee County Commissioners are expected to con rm the appointment of Douglas Tillery as Building Of cial/Code Enforcement Director. If approved, Mr. Tillery will replace A rnold Verwey who has retired. Mr. Tillery is currently serving as the county's deputy building of cial/code enforcement of cer. Mr. Tillery has served as Building Of cial for the City of Lake Mary, Plans Examiner/ Building Inspector for Walton County and general contractor for his own construction company. In addition, Commissioner Bryant Culpepper will have a presentation regarding ooding following Tropical Storm Isaac. In other action the board is expected to: consider a non-binding resolution supporting the Solar and Energy Loan Fund to help students and small businesses save on their energy bills and help create jobs; award a contract for the construction of a restroom building at the Okeechobee County OK Softball Field; and execute a partial release of lien on property involved in a code violation case. At 6 p.m., commissioners will hold the rst of two public hearings before adoption of the 2012/13 budget. County to hire building of cial/ code enforcement director If you go ...What: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission When: 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 Where: Commission chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will be issuing permits for two wild hog hunts on Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, west of U.S. 27. The two hog control hunts will be on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28. Twenty- ve permits will be issued for each hunt. Permits will be available on a rst-come, rst-served basis to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permit distribution will take place at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the FEC Campground in Palmdale on Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. Individuals must be present to receive a permit. Permittees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size or bag limit. The use of dogs is prohibited. Firearms will be limited to a shotgun with #1 buckshot or larger. For additional information you may contact the Fisheating Creek WMA of ce at 863-946-1194. FWC announces plans for Fisheating Creek wild hog hunt

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman thought to be “... hoarding animals” was arrested over the weekend after a deputy reportedly saw emaciated horses and over 30 dogs at a N.E. 301 Boulevard home in Fort Drum. A 47-year-old woman was arrested Sept. 9 on four misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a $1,000 bond. Jail records indicate she has since been released on bond. A report by Deputy Howard Pickering, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that he saw four malnourished and underweight horses while on routine patrol Sunday morning. He described one horse—a miniature mare—as “a walking skeleton.” When contacted Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, Gary Barber, head of Okeechobee County Animal Control, said the horses were still at the scene. Mr. Barber explained that he w as slated to get the horses Tuesday, but he couldn’t do so until a veterinarian had performed a Coggins test on each horse. Deputy Pickering went on to describe a 9-year-old mare as very thin, while an 18month old lly and an 8-month old stud colt were both described as thin. All of the horses were being kept together in a little over 3 acres of fenced pasture. “There was nothing but sand and weeds in this pasture, also (they were) without any available feed,” stated Deputy Pickering of the horses. However, Mr. Barber said he had seen photos of the area and there seemed to be plenty of grass for the horses. Deputy Pickering said he also found 34 dogs, six hogs, six chickens and two goats on the property. Nine of the dogs were living in cages inside the home, nine were in pens in the yard and the rest were staked out “in various places in the yard,” stated the report. Although animal control had taken seven or eight of the dogs, Mr. Barber said the dogs looked to be healthy. “We have to go back and do an assessment,” he said. “We will go through the process of making sure the dogs have had their rabies shots.” He went on to say that he will also make sure the dogs have proper food, water and shelter available. Deputy Pickering went on to state in his report that the living conditions inside the home were “deplorable” and that the home had a very strong ammonia smell due to the dogs. When asked if he thought the owner was hoarding animals, Mr. Barber replied that he couldn’t really call it hoarding because there was a mixture of animals. He said when there is a mixture of different animals the de nition of hoarding has to be taken out o f the equation. Deputy claims woman was ‘hoarding animals’ 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Cheri Stevens Amy Barber Hair Cuts Only105 SW 3rd Ave. Okeechobee (863) 467-0418 Walk-Ins Only 8 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail following his arrest for allegedly slapping a 4-year-old child then choking the child’s mom w hen she intervened. Adan Correa, 24, N.E. 207th St., Okeechobee, w as arrested Sunday, Sept. 9, on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation and a misdemeanor charge of child abuse. His bond has been set at $5,000. An arrest report by Deputy Bart Potter, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that as the child’s mother w as taking a shower she heard Correa yelling at her daughter and hitting her. As the mother came out of the bathroom she supposedly saw her boyfriend slap the child in the face. The mother, continued the report, had never given Correa consent to spank or hit her child in any manner. The mother does not even spank her child, added the deputy. According to the deputy, the mother also saw Correa hit the child on the back then throw her to the oor. Correa is not the child’s father. The mother grabbed a knife from the kitchen to protect her daughter but the 5-foot-11-inch, 180-pound, Correa took the knife from her, stated Deputy Potter. Correa reportedly then grabbed the woman by the throat and threw her away. The deputy’s report indicated that the right side of the child’s face was swollen and there was bruising under one eye. Deputy Potter went on to state that he saw a red mark on the left side of the child’s face, as well as a large red mark on her lower back. The report does not indicate if the child’s mother was injured. Man accused of slapping child Adan Correa By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A police detective is searching for clues into the weekend theft of two motorcycles from apartments located in downtown Okeechobee. Detective Bill Saum, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), said the thefts apparently occurred sometime between 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, and 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. One of the motorcycles—a black and gray 2008 Suzuki SV650—was parked at an apartment in the 200 block of S.W. Fourth Ave. The second motorcycle—a white, silver and black 2006 GSRX—was parked at an apartment in the 500 block of S.W. Second St. Detective Saum said the 2008 Suzuki was valued at $2,500, while the other motorcycle has a value of $3,800. The detective went on to say that the motorcycles were not insured, and that there are no known witnesses. Anyone having information into these thefts is asked to contact Detective Bill Saum at 863-763-5521. Information sought on motorcycle thefts

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CAC014022 Offers expire 11/30/2012. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. Plus up to $1,175 in FP&L Rebates** SAVINGEASY MADESAVINGMADE EASY Emory Walker Co. Inc.(863) 763-6742 208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox DealerReceive up to $1,375 in Rebates*on a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort SystemPlus up to $750 EWC Discount** 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! 9 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee now has a Papa John’s under the management of Dino Patel. Mr. Patel comes to Okeechobee with 11 years experience with major restaurant chains, rst in South Carolina and then in Fort Myers. This is his rst Papa John’s operation. He came to Okeechobee because a son-in-law is operating a restaurant in Okeechobee for another major restaurant chain. Papa John’s, which features pizzas in a w ide variety of toppings, is located at 414A N.E. Park Street in the plaza across from McDonald’s. The hours are 11 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. They feature dine-in, carry-out and delivery service. The telephone number is 863-467-7272. They are also online at www.papajohns.com. Papa John’s Pizza will have a grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at noon. In addition to the ribbon cutting provided by the Chamber of Commerce and Okeechobee Mainstreet there will be sampling of your favorite pizzas and drinks, a live remote with WOKC host Billy Dean and raf e drawings. Owners Monica and Sumit Patel encourage you to come celebrate with them. See you there! Papa John’s comes to Okeechobee Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaThe newly opened family operated Papa John’s is eager to serve you. Pictured are, left to right, Dino Patel, Monica Patel, Daniel Eng and Anna Patel. Stepping Stones Academy I Preschool, 400 S.W. 4th Street, Okeechobee is planning an Open House at our school for Monday, Sept. 10, at 6 to 8 p.m. and VPK Orientation at 6-6:30 p.m. VPK teachers Laurie Snow and Rose Ochoa will be introduced at this orientation. Pat Hickman from ELCIRMO will also do a Powerpoint presentation on what your children will be learning in VPK. Each classroom will have an activity for the kids to do and give everyone the opportunity to meet the staff. There will be refreshments and snacks to anyone who would like to come. The event is open to the public. Stepping Stone Preschool to host Open House event Everyone is invited to join the Relay for Life group 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 863-634-8674 or Lacey Summerall 863-634-7765. Relay for Life kickoff celebration planned

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 10 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012 Grandparents Day luncheon Grandparents and families of Seminole Elementary students in Mrs. Sickels’ class were treated to a musical serenade, gifts and a tantalizing smorgasbord of tasty treats in honor of National Grandparent’s Day.Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMPaw-paw Chester Pettit wouldn’t have missed spending the afternoon with his grandson, Shane Pettit, for anything in the world. (Right) Nathan Walls shared his special day with his Paw-paw, Gordon Trimble. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMJason Birdwell was honored to have not only his grandmother, Vickie Russell, but also his great-grandmother, Frankie Russell, in attendance at the Grandparent’s Day party. Special to the Okeecobee News/ SEM Grandma Carolyn Hayes and mother Linda Major were thrilled to watch Scott Major sing and dance with the class for them. Ladies 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 863-7630589 for information and entry form. 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. November 1, is the deadline at the post level. Students are invited to write a 300-400 word essay on a patriotic theme. Please contact Dannye Strickland, at 863-7630589, for information and entry form. VFW Post 4423 announces education writing competitions Hibiscus Children’s Center Foster Care Program recruits, trains and licenses all the traditional Foster Parents in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. The required 30 hour (MAPP) classes are held one evening a week or on Saturdays and are free. For additional information about becoming a Foster Parent or to register for a class please call: 1-800-403-9311 ext. 415. Foster parents are needed

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CDA BAND8pm on the patio! DAILY EVENT CALENDAR Applebee’s Okeechobee 4pm Close 11 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012 Freedom Outreach Fishing Series Championship Event which was held on Sunday marked the end of the fth season. It was a windy start for the anglers, making the heat more bearable as the day went on. However, it also meant rough waters, but that didn't stop those that came out on top taking home top honors along with trophies and prizes. First place went to Mel Stone and Angie Douthit, bringing in 18.04 lbs. Second place was taken by Boyd and Chrissy Morse with 17.10 lbs. The husband and wife team also took the big sh prize weighing in at 8.06 lbs. Fred George and Bob Owens nished third with 17.08 lbs. Anglers also received various prizes such as shing rods and reels and other accessories purchased from the championship fund that participants had contributed to throughout the y ear as part of the entry fee. Awesome job everyone! This year has been a great success. W e continue to see new people as well as those that have been with us from the beginning. Freedom Outreach Ministry would like to thank all participants and spectators, CVS for donating the drinks, Fastbreak, Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters and Garrard's for their support and donations. Food and trophies sponsored by Freedom Outreach Ministry. Freedom Outreach hosts shing championship event Special to the Okeechobee News/ Freedom OutreachSecond-place winners in the Freedom Outreach Fishing Series Championship event were Boyd and Chrissy Monroe. The pair had 17.10 lbs. of sh that included an 8.06-lb. largemouth that won the tourney's big sh award. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Freedom Outreach Winners of the third place spot in the Freedom Outreach Fishing Series Championship event were Fred George and Bob Owens. Their total haul at weigh-in was just under the second place win by mere ounces at 17.08 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Freedom OutreachFirst place winners of the Freedom Outreach Championship Event -Mel Stone and Angie Douthit -accepted their rst-place trophy and cash prize after taking the top spot in the tourney. The team brought in just over 18 lbs. of bass.

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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. Ron Woody Okeechobee Cancer CenterHello! I am Doctor Ron Woody, physician at Okeechobee Regional Cancer Center. I am a native Floridian, born in Jacksonville Naval hospital and a graduate of both FSU University and University of Florida Medical School. (So no rivalry since Im a hybrid.) Im writing to tell you about state of the art cancer treatment located right here in Okeechobee and you will be treated here and not shipped to the coast (except for planning of your treatment) or anywhere else where y ou dont have the support of your family and friends. At the cancer center, we are capable of delivering Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Now, you dont have to know the details, all you need to know is it allows us to concentrate the radiation where it is needed and even shape the area to conform to your anatomy, avoiding excessive radiation of normal, non-cancerous tissue. The treatments are painless and the only side effects are localized to the treatment area, unlike chemotherapy which affects the entire body and bone marrow. Recently, IMRT has been found to be superior to proton therapy in some tumors! Giving equal or better cure rates and less long term side effects! This was a relative surprise since the ONLY advantage of protons was supposed to be sparing of normal tissue. Whew! Thank God I dont have to go spend 125 million dollars! About the only thing superior about protons is the expense. It is a failure of our system to approve technology for use before it is proven to be effective. If you are treated at Okeechobee Cancer Center, you will also have the advantage of your treatment being planned using the only PET/CT simulator on the Treasure Coast! This is one of the most important and useful technological advances in the staging of and treatment of cancer. A PET/CT is signi“cantly more accurate because the CT portion cuts down on FALSE positive and negative interpretations. (Improves by as much as 15 to 30 percent or more.) So remember, if a PET is ordered, it is better done on a combination scanner for staging and treatment. The major advantage of using a PET/ CT simulator is in showing more accurately the extent of the tumor. Since as a Radiation Oncologist my job is basically that of a target shooter, the PET keeps me from missing the target (cancer) by telling me to treat more or most importantly allows me to treat less thereby reducing side effects! You only have access to this technology at Okeechobee Cancer Center. Okeechobee Cancer Center Offers State of the Art Cancer Treatment Locally 12 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net MRI FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted Specialty Trained/Board Certi ed Radiologists The Best is Right Here! Okeechobee’s FINEST Open MRI OPEN MRIOF OKEECHOBEE 2 Blocks North of CVS Drugstore115 NE 3rd St. Suite A 863-824-6736 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideThe area’s premiere medical and health information resource(863) 763-3134okeeadsales@newszap.com To feature your business in this informative section, contact a sales representative today 13 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012

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This past spring, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists tagged 136 trophy largemouth bass greater than 8 pounds in Florida’s public waters. Each trophy bass had a yellow plastic dart tag inserted into the back of the sh just below the dorsal (back) n. Each tag has a unique number that identi es a monetary reward value and information on how to report catches. Tagged bass came from 41 lakes and rivers that varied in size, water quality, habitat types, sh populations and angler demographics. Angler catch and harvest rates vary between lakes and rivers, so this approach allows for a more informed statewide estimate. After six months, results are already rev ealing. So far, 21 percent of tagged trophy bass have been caught and reported, and 83 percent of them were released alive. Anglers shing in tournaments accounted for 22 percent of reports. Thirty percent of trophy sh reported were caught on live shiners. Interestingly, 28 percent of tagged bass heavier than 10 pounds have been caught, but just three of seven (43 percent) of those were released. This shows bigger bass are equally susceptible to capture but suffer increased harvest. Most anglers harvested trophy bass to have a skin-mount made, rather than for food. The most recent capture was a sh stocked by the FWC as a ngerling but weighed more than 10 pounds when it was caught and released in Lake Talquin. Another recent tagging study by the FWC and University of Florida revealed that 20 percent to 35 percent of all largemouth bass longer than 14 inches were caught annually by anglers. Since trophy bass typically take six to 10 years to reach that size, it’s evident that recycling plays an important role. Although catch rates of individual trophy bass may be about the same as for smaller sh, there are fewer trophy sh. This information will provide an important baseline for when TrophyCatch (see below) launches in October. The FWC will continue the statewide tagging study for the next ve years to estimate changes in catchand-release rates of trophy sh and angler participation. Anglers should look for tagged sh. The plastic tags are 5-inch yellow streamers with “Trophy” printed on them, followed by a number, reward value and contact information. Over time, tags may get covered by algae, which can be rubbed off to reveal tag information. If you catch a tagged sh, cut the tag as close to the skin of the sh as possible and return the tag to the FWC. Anglers may release or harvest tagged bass as they normally would, depending upon local harvest regulations; however, only released bass are eligible for separate TrophyCatch recognition and rewards. For details or to report tags, call sheries research biologist Jason Dotson at 850-363-6037. This tagging study was initiated partially to implement the Black Bass Management Plan that was developed with input from biologists, anglers and stakeholders (MyFWC. com/Fishing), and which the FWC approved in June 2011. Anglers indicated that greater opportunities for trophy-size sh should be an important component of the plan. So the FWC made trophy largemouth bass management a priority and plans to launch a trophy bass documentation program called Trophy Catch in October (www.TrophyCatchFlorida.com). Instant licenses are available at MyFWC. com/License or by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Report violators by calling 888-404-3922, *FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or texting to Tip@MyFWC.com. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and select “more news,” or scr.bi/Fish-busters for more Fish Busters’ Bulletins. FWC trophy bass tagging study already revealing 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 14 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Brighton Warriors defeated the Yearling Lady Bulls in a renewal of their volleyball rivalry on Wednesday at the reservation gym, 25-15 and 26-24. It was the season opener for the Lady Bulls who returned only one starter from the 2011 team. The Bulls only loss last year was to the Lady Seminoles. Rachel Bryan and Raylee Coleman had four kills and Carrie Wharin had nine assists. Megan Hargraves had three service aces and Taylor Amadon had six digs. Coach Bruce Conrad said his team was out of synch for much of the match and he expects them to improve as the season goes on. “We will certainly be much stronger when we get further into the season and the girls spend more time on the court together,” he added. Conrad praised the Seminoles for their excellent defense and team work. They also served well during the match. The two teams will resume their rivalry in Okeechobee on Oct. 9. Yearling salvaged one win in Glades County Thursday as they handled West Glades Middle 25-4 and 25-15. Bryan led the way with eight aces and seven kills. Hargraves had four aces and four kills. Coleman added four service aces and two kills. Wharin had an excellent day as setter with 12 assists. “The girls did a much better job of communication and covering the court and our serving was also error free in this match,” Conrad said. The Lady Bulls travel to Gifford on Monday. The rst home match is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17, against cross town rival Osceola. The Warriors open their home schedule on Monday against Storm Grove at 5 p.m. Y earling Middle volleyball team falls to Brighton The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public w orkshop in Clewiston to discuss possible boating-restricted-area changes for the Okeechobee Waterway in Hendry County. The amendments to rule 68D-24.011, Florida Administrative Code, are proposed to expand the existing idle-speed, no-wake zone in the Okeechobee Waterway by 300 feet to better protect boat loading and unloading at the Hoover Dike Road City Ramp. Other proposed amendments include updating the rule maps and other minor technical changes to the rule language. The workshop will be on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 South W.C. Owens Ave. in Clewiston. To obtain copies of the meeting agenda prior to the workshop, visit MyFWC.com/ Boating and look up “Workshops” under the heading “Waterway Management.” Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the workshop should advise the FWC at least ve days before the meeting by contacting the FWC’s Of ce of Human Resources at 850-488-6411. If you are hearingor speech-impaired, contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 800955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice). FWC hosts workshop to discuss boating restrictions Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee scores for the week of Sept. 3 were: rst place Dan Birdashaw; second place tie George Guydosh, Chet Hendren, Norman Koff and Brad Sheltra. Gold Tee Winners

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm MiscellaneousPasture wanted for 3 horses, I will feed and care for them daily just need place for them to live. Call 863-634-0360 and leave message. 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 BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784. 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. IN TOWN1br./1ba. furnished or unfurnished. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $690/mo., 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-763-7030 or 561-358-8128. Studio Apartment Located on Rim Canal. Dock access for boat. $580 monthly, includes cable, internet & elec. Call 561-853-6669 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 Houses Rent$599/ 3 brBEST VALUE ON MARKET (OKEECHOBEE COUNTY) 3 bedroom, 2 bath situated on beautiful Ranch. Newer interior upgrades, paint, carpet, ooring, etc. Water, trash, pest control and lawn service included. Call Monday Friday: 863-467-9800. NO PETS Approx 12 minutes Northeast of town center. Clean 2 Br./1 Ba., in town. W/D hookup, lawn serv., Non smkg. Envrnmt. Small pet ok. $700 month. 1st, last, & $300 security. Call 941-504-3954. FOR RENT: FURNISHED & UNFURNISHED 1 & 2 BEDROOM DUPLEXS. STARTING AT $700.00 A MONTH LONG OR SHORT TERM LEASE-1ST & SECURITY-MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. 863-447-0742 KINGS BAY 2/2 CBS home w/single car garage. $800/month includes lawn care but not utilities. First, last, $500 security, and references required. Nonsmoking and pets negotiable. Call 863-467-1691 ask for Eddie or Beth for more info. OKEE 2bd/1ba Clean CBS House, furnished, enclosed porch, w/d, large yard ,by 15-B. $700 mo. plus security. Call 786-201-0306 OKEE 2br 1ba w/central AC and appls. 310 NE 4th Ave. $700/mo. 1st, last & $500 sec req. (863)467-5965. OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. 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. 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For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 Very Nice 2bd/1.5bath MH in TI,C/A/H,W/D hook up,large front screened porch,large attached shed on nice large lot. $600 monthly, 1st,last & Security. 863-357-7409 or 863-447-0616 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Mobile HomeSaleMobile Home For Sale 2/1 on 4 lots (100x108) Kissimmee River Estates Okeechobee, $5,000 down, $500 a month for 62 months. 863-610-0158 Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 REDUCED Kissimmee River Estates 14x60, Mobile Home,Enclosed Fl. Room, Completely Remod.,Fully Furnished, 2br/1 1/2 ba. 3 Lots Must See! 17513 Brinkerhoff Lane $39,000 Call 317-491-7821 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. 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Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeHousing Rehabilitation Assistance Funding Okeechobee County has a limited amount of CDBG grant funding for 2008 storm related owner-occupied housing rehabilitation/replacement. Income restriction, other eligibility requirements. Contact grant administrator Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc., 467-6600, by September 30, 2012. 426256 ON 9/12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 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 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 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, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. 425192 ON 9/5,12/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 AT 3:30 P.M. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2012, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE. 426281 ON 9/12/2012 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 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2000 White Isuzu Hombre VIN #1GGCS1945Y8703799 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 426259 ON 9/12/2012 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 425673 ON 8/1,8/2012 16 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012

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Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning Board, serving as the Local Planning Agency, on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 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 classi ed as Single Family, Industrial, Commercial and no designation. A map identifying each parcel and Planning Staff Report is viewable on the City website. The following properties are being considered to change the FLU from Single Family (SF) to Industrial (IND): Map ID No. 12b: All of Block 52, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 10, Okeechobee County public records, and unplatted property that is contiguous to Block 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 close NE 8th ST, from 4th AVE East to Taylor Creek and parallel with the railroad. Map ID No. 12c: 0.99 unplatted acre parcel-William Mason-NE 9th ST, West of Taylor Creek and East of Block 51. The following properties are being considered to change the FLU from Industrial (IND) to Public Facilities (PF): Map ID No. 13a: 23.86 unplatted acres-Okeechobee Utility Authority-1200 NE 12th ST. The following properties are being considered to change the FLU from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family (MF): 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. The following properties are being considered to change the FLU from no designation to Single Family (SF): Map ID No. 18: 5.919 unplatted acres-Ivan D. Doverspike, Trust-1202 NW 8th AVE. The following properties are being considered to change the FLU from Commercial (C) to Public Facilities (PF): Map ID No. 19: the West half of Block R of Flagler Parks, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 10, Okeechobee County public records-Chamber of Commerce-55 South Parrott AVE. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire proposed changes 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 if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the General Services Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator 425579 ON 9/2,12/2012 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 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 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000503 NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. HARRY JEAN-MICHEL; JUDITH ROCHE; MARIE-ANGE JEANMICHEL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIE-ANGE JEANMICHEL IF ANY; JOSEPH BLANCHARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH BLANCHARD IF ANY; 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; NYSOLA GRANT; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 29, 2009, and entered in Case No. 47-2008CA-000503 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is the Plaintiff and Harry Jean-Michel; Judith Roche; Marie-Ange Jean-Michel; Joseph Blanchar; and Nysola Grant, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on October 10, 2012, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTH ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19; THENCE SOUTH 00 48’47” WEST A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.E. 304TH STREET; THENCE SOUTH 8934’13” EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 76.54 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF PARCEL A OF SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 1 AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 0048’47” WEST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1594.30 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 20 OF SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 2 AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 88 AND 89 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 7704’39” WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 960.55 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE 100’ RETENTION AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT OF SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 2; THENCE SOUTH 17 48’29” EAST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 97.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 1754’03” EAST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 250.28 FEET; THENCE NORTH 7939’18” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1532.05 FEET, TO POINT B ON THE CENTERLINE OF A 70.00 FOOT WIDE INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF SOUTHERN HOMESTEAD RANCHES UNIT I, DATED NOVEMBER 15, 2004 AS PREPARED BY JAMES R. ALMOND, PSM, FLORIDA LICENSE NO. LS 5081; THENCE NORTH 0419’31” EAST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 1864.17 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.E. 304TH STREET; THENCE NORTH 8934’13” WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 795.67 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A TRACT 4, SOUTHERN HOMESTEAD RANCHES, UNIT 1. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT OF INGRESS, EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES UNDER THAT CERTAIN EASEMENT AND ROAD AGREEMENT RECORDED MARCH 8, 2005 IN O.R. BOOK 555, PAGE 1935, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 10th day of August, 2012. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # (954) 740-5200 Facsimile# (954) 740-5290 424179 ON 9/12,19/2012 Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS BANKING SERVICES Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, hereby requests sealed proposals from quali ed nancial institutions to provide “Banking Services for Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Court and Tax Collector.” Inquiries and/or requests for a copy of the full text RFP are available at www.co.okeechobee. .us or can be obtained by contacting Robbie L. Chartier, County Administrator at (863) 763-6441 #1 or fax (863)763-9529. Proposers desiring to provide the services described in this RFP shall include a title page, table of contents, letter of transmittal, documentation addressing each point in the RFP and any additional information concerning this RFP pertinent to providing the banking services. Interested nancial institutions shall submit four (4) signed copies and one (1) original thereof in a sealed envelope bearing the name of the proposer and the words “RFP 201223BANKING SERVICES FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, CLERK OF COURT AND TAX COLLECTOR” no later than 3:00 p.m. EDT on October 8, 2012 to the Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, FL 34972. Proposals received after the time and date speci ed will be returned to the submitter unopened. Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals, r eserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive technical errors and informalities, and to accept the proposal, which in its judgment, and best serves the public interest. Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida 426255 OK 9/12/2012 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 17 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012

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Public Notice 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 425765 ON 9/12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000400 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., Plaintiff, v. JAMES T. GAINER AND REBECCA A. GAINER, IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); CAPITAL ONE BANK WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S); Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 21, 2012, entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000400 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, Sharon Robertson as The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at public sale at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, located at 312 North West 3rd Street in Okeechobee County in Okeechobee, Florida with the sale commencing at 11:00 AM on the 10th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: Legal Description: The North 1/2 of Tract 20, Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3A-D, of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. To include: 1999 Homes of Merit Unknown Model Manufactured Home, Identi cation Numbers FLHML2P79020757A and FLHML2P79020757B. Address: 18300 NW 312th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 24th day of August, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Murphy & Anderson, P.A. 1501 San Marco Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207 904-598-9282 425194 ON 9/12,19/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2011-CA-000370 WELLS FARGO BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST SERIES 2006-NC2 ASSET-BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff, vs. TINDA H. MARS, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 21, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000370, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. WELLS FARGO BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST SERIES 2006-NC2 ASSET-BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES (hereafter “Plaintiff’), is Plaintiff and TINDA H. MARS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TINDA H. MARS; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1 N/K/A JULIE BUCHANNON, are defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center; 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, at 11:00 a.m., on the 10th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: PART OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 15 RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 32’ 15” EAST ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 15 A DISTANCE OF 2970 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST PARALLEL 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 Judicia 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 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, Public Notice Public NoticeIN 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, VS. 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 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: Lot 12, Of Treasure Island Unit Five, According To The Plat Thereof, As Recorded In Plat 18 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012WITH THE BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 15 A DISTANCE OF 1308.45 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EAST A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 32’ 15” WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 15 A DISTANCE OF 264 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 32’ 15” EAST A DISTANCE OF 264 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 Van Ness Law Firm, P.A. 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 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. 425202 ON 9/12,19/2012 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 Book 3, Page 45, Of The Public Records Of Okeechobee County, Florida. 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 o f 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; i f 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 Cler k Attorney for Plaintiff Leah H. Mayersohn, Esq. 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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472009CA000132CAXXXX 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 INT EREST 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 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. ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ; JUAN RODRIGUEZ; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FL; AND 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 Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the 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, BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! 19 Okeechobee News September 12, 2012UNIT 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 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 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 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 Special to the Okeechobee News/ J. O’MallanLeague ChampionsThe Central Florida Glass Bombers team was 11-1 for the season in the Okeechobee Parks and Recreation Summer Softball League. Team members included: top (left to right) Cody Storey, Chris Zehn, Jason Lamb, Cuppy and Adam Burks; bottom Brant Harden, Travis Thomas, Harry Tewksbury, Justin Rodriguez, Kenny Fowler and Josh Cambell. The Farm Bureau softball team won the Okeechobee Parks and Recreation Summer Softball League. Team members included Tim Craig, JR Wilson, Tommy Cartes, Marvin Plumer, Gene Craig, Mason Craig, Frankie DeCarlo, Drew Selvy, James Bevielle, Brett Bridges, Nick Craig and Curtis Everett were season winners in the. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has reopened a section of road within the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Palm Beach County. Effective immediately, vehicles are permitted on the South Grade from L Camp south to the Tomato Field Grade. However, vehicles are still prohibited on the South Grade from Tomato Field Grade to N Camp. The FWC will continue to monitor road conditions daily and will reopen the remaining sections of closed road as conditions allow. In addition to the road closure, the FWC continues to reroute access to the south entrance of Corbett WMA. The public can access the WMA from 120th Street North Halptiokee Road. This road runs along the C-18 Canal, with entry via the Bee Line Highway/710. The entrance road has been temporarily rerouted to allow public access to the WMA while a section of Seminole Pratt-Whitney Road from 100th Lane North to the south entrance of Corbett is closed. People using the temporary entrance should not park their vehicles on private lands. The y should park within the boundaries of the WMA. For updated closure and reopening information visit MyFWC.com/DisasterPlan and click on “Open/Closed Status of FWC Of ces and FWC-managed Areas.” FWC reopens section of road in Corbett WM A

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