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Publication Date: 09-26-2012
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15.38 feetLast Year: 11.01 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Wednesday, September 26, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 116 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Man hospitalized for pygmy rattlesnake bite ... Page 3 Tournament bene ts Wounded Warrior Project ... Page 19 Woman catches teens breaking into car ... Page 7 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The sudden resignation Monday of State Representative Mike Horner (R) will have no bearing on local elections due to redistricting that went into effect in June. “For Okeechobee, it’s a nonissue,” said Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections Gwen Chandler. “When they re-drew the district lines we now no longer share a district with Representative Horner. We used to have two House districts in Okeechobee and now we only have one—House District 55.” Running for that seat are Cary Pigman (R) and Crystal L. Drake (D). Mr. Horner, of Kissimmee, suddenly resigned Sept. 24 amid an investigation into an alleged Orange County brothel in which his name was reportedly found in the garbage of Mark David Risner, the apparent owner of the brothel. Risner, 50, has been accused of running a prostitution ring out of his home. He is also charged with racketeering under the state’s Racketeer In uenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). Mr. Horner, 44, did not return a phone call seeking comment. He did, however, release a statement to the media: “I deeply regret decisions I made that are causing my family unjusti able pain and embarrassment. My family still deHorner resigns amid prostitution probe Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESSchool welcomes re ghtersFire ghters stopped by North Elementary School last week to discuss their jobs with students who recently read a story titled "Fighting the Fire." Earl Wooten is pictured and his daughter Shelby who is a second grader at NES. For more, see page 5 Special to the Okeechobee NewsMike Horner represented part of Okeechobee County until the district lines were redrawn earlier this year. See HORNER — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail following his arrest for allegedly sexually molesting a young girl. Nereo Picaso, 49, N.E. 31st Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Monday, Sept. 24, on two felony counts of lewd and lascivious molestation offender over 18 victim under 12 and one felony count of lewd and lascivious exhibition offender over 18 victim under 12. He is being held on $200,000 bond. Picaso was also ordered to surrender his passport, if he has one. An arrest report by Detective Susan Morrison, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), said Picaso’s arrest stemmed from an incident where he allegedly grabbed the female child by the wrists and pulled her down on top of him. She was able to escape after a period of time by rolling to one side and biting him until he released his grip. After interviewing Picaso, Detective Morrison took photos of bruises on the man’s shoulder and chest where the victim apparently bit him. Detective Morrison said there was another incident where Picaso reportedly touched the girl inappropriately about Report: Girl bites man to escape molestationSee BITES — Page 5 Nereo Picaso Lake continues to rise ... Page 3

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012 Today: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Tonight: A slight chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Extended ForecastThursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, w ith a high near 90. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: A slight chance of showers before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. North northeast w ind 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pet RescuePet of the WeekSimba is a spayed female young adult. She is also a recent graduate from the SPIN training program. She is trained to be a house companion, she does very well with other dogs. She’s a real sweetheart. Her donation adoption fee is $175 with an additional $25 for her microchip activation. All vaccinations are up to date. Simba is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on U.S. 98 N., next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Homes are also needed to “foster” animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. On Saturday, Sept. 29, Pet/Rescue felines available for adoption will be inside Tractor Supply from 9 a.m. until noon. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Raye DuesingerBlood Roundup plannedThe Okeechobee Blood Roundup workers are preparing to go into the community to ask businesses to support this year’s Roundup, which will be held Nov. 17 and 18, at Hammerhead’s Banquet Room, 200 N.E. Seventh Ave. When they come to your business, please help them help Okeechobee by offering a prize to be given blood donors, or goodies to put in the goody bags which will be given to each blood donor. This is a chance to give the most personal gift you could ever give, because blood which has touched your heart will actually touch the heart of someone in need. Mark your calendars and plan to come donate and help the Roundup reach the goal of 600 units of blood in two days. Extension Of ce taking last strawberry plant ordersOrders for strawberry plants are being taken at our Extension of ce only until Sept. 28 Strawberry plants need to be planted in during the fall so that they will produce during our cooler winter climate. It is often hard to locate sources of strawberry plants. The varieties of strawberry plants offered will be Treasure or Festival. The plants are typically grown in Canada or North Carolina, and are planted in the fall in Florida. Call 863-763-6469 or email [indianco@ u .edu] our of ce with your name, email or telephone number and the number of plants you want. Pay cash on delivery.

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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 3 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Davie man had to be airlifted to a coastal hospital after he was bitten on the foot by a pygmy rattlesnake while hunting Sunday in the Starvation Slough Management Area. According to a hunting partner Nicholas Ryan Grubaugh, 23, was still in Lawnwood Regional Medical Center as of Monday afternoon. Mr. Grubaugh and Nick Dourque, 26, w ere deer hunting Sept. 23 in the management area. Mr. Dourque, who lives next door to Mr. Grubaugh on S.W. Seventh Court in Davie, said the two men were supposed to meet back at Mr. Grubaugh’s black F-150 Ford pickup truck. But when he returned to the truck his friend wasn’t there. “We were supposed to walk out together,” said Mr. Dourque in a phone interview. “I got out of the woods around 9 p.m.” A report by Deputy Rusty Harts eld, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) indicated that his of ce was contacted about the snakebite victim by a dispatcher with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Of ce around 3:27 p.m. The report goes on to indicate that Mr. Grubaugh was about 2 miles inside the hunting area when he was bitten around 2 p.m. Making the situation even more difcult was the fact that the battery on Mr. Grubaugh’s cell phone was almost out of power. Deputy Harts eld’s report stated that when he arrived he found that Mr. Grubaugh had applied a tourniquet to his leg and that his foot was swollen and turning black. Because the road was impassable due to mud and water, the deputy took Mr. Grubaugh to the end of N.W. 285th Ave. where the ambulance was waiting. Aero-med then ew Mr. Grubaugh to the Fort Pierce hospital. OCSO dispatch notes indicate the helicopter took off with its patient at 4:23 p.m. Although they are quick to strike, the bite of a pygmy rattler, according to wild orida. com, is rarely fatal. The snake’s small fangs and their small amount of venom make them less dangerous than their larger relatives—though they still pose a danger to children, dogs and cats. The venom of a pygmy rattler is a hemotoxic venom which causes a breakdown of blood cells and leads to bruising and internal bleeding. Pygmy rattlesnakes are also known as buzzworms and groundrattlers. While he wasn’t bitten, Mr. Dourque said he did see a lot of the venomous snakes in the hunting area near Micco Bluff Road. “They’re all over the place because of the high water,” he said. He went on to say that while his friend’s bloodwork is good, there is still concern about Mr. Grubaugh’s foot. “His foot is pretty bad,” said Mr. Dourque. Hunter bitten by rattlesnake; rushed to coastal hospital TALLAHASSEE—Join the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service and the Friends of Florida State Parks, Inc. to celebrate 2012 National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. Nearly 50 state parks are hosting events where volunteers can join in the special programs and efforts to keep our natural areas and cultural resources healthy and clean. This year’s events are focused on supporting Florida’s public lands, encouraging citizens to spend more time outdoors and visiting state parks to enjoy a more healthy and active life style. The Friends of Florida State Parks, Inc has been working with local Friends & Alliance groups to promote this special day and to encourage participation. Volunteers are critical to the Florida Park Service and helping provide high-quality nature based recreation to the more than 24 million visitors each year. In fact, in scal 2011, more than 27,300 Florida Park Service volunteers donated nearly 1.4 million hours, a value of nearly $28 million. Volunteers provide important services such as administration, tour guides, event coordination, maintenance and a large variety of necessary tasks for the parks. “Volunteering at a state park on National Public Lands Day is a great way to get involved in protecting and preserving your local environment,” said Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione. “Our state parks offer many opportunities to do what you love, while enjoying Florida’s natural resources and have your time make a difference in your community.” Events planned for Saturday, Sept. 29 include:  Ala a River State Park, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., 14326 South County Road 39, Lithia, Florida 33547;  Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, 9 a.m. noon, 11135 Gulfshore Dr., Naples, Florida 34108;  Highlands Hammock State Park, 9 a.m. noon, 5931 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872;  Honeymoon Island State Park, 9 a.m. noon, #1 Causeway Boulevard, Dunedin, Florida 34698;  Lovers Key State Park, 9 a.m. noon, 8700 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931;  Oscar Scherer State Park; 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, Florid a 34229;  Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 8 a.m. – noon, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Florida 34606;  The Barnacle Historic State Park, 9 a.m. noon, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133;  Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 10 a.m – noon, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, Florida 33455;  Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 3109 E. Sunrise Boulevard; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304;  Oleta River State Park, 9 a.m. noon, 3400 N.E. 163rd Street, North Miami, Florid a 33160. State parks to host National Public Lands Day events Clewiston lock becomes operational as Lake Okeechobee level risesWith water levels in Lake Okeechobee rising, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) began operating the S-310 navigation lock on the lake’s south shore and placed a lock tender on duty at the structure. The District makes the S-310 lock operational at 15.5 feet NGVD and higher to provide ood protection for residents and businesses located near that part of Lake Okeechobee. While Monday’s lake level measured 15.36 feet NGVD, wind blowing inland from the lake has increased water elevations at the lock. With the S-310 operational, boaters must “lock through” to navigate between Lake Okeechobee and the Clewiston Canal. The lock may be returned to the open position once water levels decline. Operating hours for the S-310 lock are currently from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Beginning Oct. 1, the lock will be operated from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, please call the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at 863462-5260. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) will set up a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint Friday, Sept. 28, on S.R. 15. These check points are a proven tool and are effective in reducing the number of people killed or injured in alcohol-involved crashes, said Sheriff Paul May. He went on to say research shows that such crashes are reduced by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted enough. Law enforcement of cers will be checking drivers for signs of possible impairment. Drivers will also be checked to make sure they have the proper licensing. Impaired drivers can expect to be arrested and jailed. Besides nes and other fees, impaired drivers can also expect to have their license suspended and the cost of their insurance increased. DUI classes and other expenses can exceed $10,000, pointed out Sheriff Paul May. Motorists are reminded that if they are going to drink they should designate a driver; call a cab; call a family member; or, stay home. Florida law considers a driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher to be impaired. Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are also in violation of state law. Of cers from the Okeechobee City Police Department and troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol will be assisting the sheriff’s of ce in this operation. DUI checkpoint will be on S.R. 15

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T houghts to ponder I’m only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.  If no one told you they loved you today ... you are hanging with the wrong people.  You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  Good things come to those who wait. But better things come to those who work for it.  Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.  No need for revenge. Just sit back and w ait. Those who hurt you will eventually get t hemselves in trouble and if you are lucky, God will let you watch.  Stop trying to t in when you were born t o stand out.  Follow your heart but take your brain w ith you.Politics This election has illustrated the problems with the Electoral College system. The c andidates are only campaigning in the “battleground states” where they think they c an pick up electoral votes. Those in states t hat are assumed to be predominately for one party or the other are ignored. It should b e changed to popular vote so that every v ote and every voter is equal. The Electoral College was set up in a time when people had to travel great distances by horseback to c hoose a president, so each state sent repres entatives. We now have instant communic ation available. With the Electoral College s ystem, a candidate can win the popular v ote and still lose the election. This has happened in the past. It is not fair. The system is not fair to the candidates and it is not fair to t he voters. We need to change it.  If, in the 2012 election, one candidate w ins the popular vote but the other wins the Electoral College, imagine how people will react, given the emotionally charged nature of the current presidential race.  This country was founded on a multiparty system and I think it is high time we brought that back. The two main parties have too much power and they are too extreme. The people in the center have to choose between the extreme right wing with the Republicans and the extreme left wing with the Democrats. And I think most Americans are closer to the center than they are to the left or the right when it comes to politics.Gas stations I went to a local gas station needing gas for the lawn mower. I paid for $10 worth of gas guring I could ll the gas can and put the rest in my truck. I started to ll the can rst and when it was almost to the top of the gas can, I looked up at the pump and it said $4.11 and 1.11 gallons had been dispensed. This is impossible because it is a one gallon can and was not full. The price of gas was supposed to be $3.85. At the end of pumping my gas 2.5 gallons is what the pump said had been dispensed. The numbers don’t look right and I feel ripped off.  Gas stations are required to have their pumps calibrated ... however, they are not done on a regular basis. If you happen to be back in the area where you purchased your gas, look on the pump you used and there should be a sticker as to the last time the pump was calibrated. If you are not in that area often, and it’s too far to drive back up there for the information, call the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs http://www.freshfrom orida.com/ contact.html and ask them if there is anything that can be done. OKMS Labor Day CelebrationIt is with a warm heart that Okeechobee Main Street says thanks to the community for the overwhelming support of the 2012 All-American Labor Day Celebration. This three-day festival, including the Labor Day Festival; Labor Day Parade, sponsored by the B.R.A.T. Club; and the Annual Labor Day Rodeo, sponsored by the Cattlemen’s Association provided enough entertainment, games, competitions, cornhole, BBQ, pumpkin bread, rodeo, steel drums and the like for the month! Okeechobee Main Street recognizes that the support and labors of our loyal volunteers and community partners are crucial to the success of every event. It all begins with our advertising partners, the Okeechobee News, the Pennysaver, and WOKC radio. We truly appreciate their continual efforts to share our events with the community! We also greatly appreciate the coverage of our event by News Channel 5. A big thanks as well to those who provide services and sponsorships. Waste Management always supports our events by providing a dumpster and Labor Day was no exception. Their support is very much appreciated. Thanks to 3D Ice for the ice machine and for making sure that it was lled throughout the weekend and to the staff of American Drilling Services who assisted in setting up the parks and with the children’s games. OKMS shared exciting moments with the crowd during each of several contests conducted throughout the weekend! We would like to thank our sponsors of those contests: MidFlorida Credit Union who sponsored the Soda Chug and “Top Dog” contests; CocaCola who co-sponsored the Soda Chug; and Lunker’s Sports Grill who sponsored the second annual Cornhole Competition. We would also like to thank those organizations and individuals who provided prizes for our contest winners. Much appreciation to Lunker’s Sports Grill, SeaCoast National Bank, Okeechobee KOA Kampground, the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, Tires Plus, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, Golden Corral, The Lodge at the Lake, MidFlorida Credit Union, Garrard’s Bait and Tackle and Kimberly Pierre from Coca-Cola. Also thanks to Bobbi and Ricky Poole who put the bike together for us! Nothing happens without the suppor t and labor of dedicated volunteers and community partners. Okeechobee Main Stree t would like to extend a BIG thank-you to th e following organizations who provided entertainment for the crowds during the festival. Extra-Special thanks to DP Productions (Steve and Joseph) who provided the sound system and expertise for our entertainment, as well as the music throughout the event. Thanks to the Chobee Steelers, under the direction of Shirlean Graham; Xplosion, unde r the direction of Victoria Osteen; Ron Dawson “Simply Magic,” Native Voices, the Celebration Singers, Patricia Coffey and her petting farm, and the Humane Society. A special All-American thanks to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America who inspired us with the Pledge of Allegiance on Labor Day. W e would also like to recognize our vendors who work tirelessly to help make the even t exciting and fun! A HUGE We-couldn’t-have-done-it-without-you goes to the Board of Okeechobe e Main Street, our Corporate Members, as well as our wonderful volunteers who ar e the BEST! Great Big thanks to those who volunteered their time and efforts to ensur e that the Labor Day Festival was a success: Frank DeCarlo, Toni Doyle, Maureen Burroughs, John Creasman, Keith Stripling, Shelly Doyle, Pat Shepherd, Cheryl Daniels, Linda Woloski, Marilyn Hadley, Su George, Sharon Bennett, Bobby Bennett, Olga Hayes, Rilean Hooker, Raye Deusinger, Bobbi Poole, Yvonne Rieckhoff and Mari Walther. Thanks, too, to the Okeechobee Main Street Board of Directors for their unending support and encouragement. Our nal BIG THANKS goes to the City o f Okeechobee and R.E. Hamrick Testamentary Trust, the Okeechobee City Police and Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce for us e of the Flagler Parks and their assistance and support throughout the entire event. Thank you, Cindy Birdashaw, Executive Director Okeechobee Main Street September 26, 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! Adult Fall Softball League registration openThe Adult Fall Softball League is accepting team registration at the Recreation Department at 640 N.W. 27th Lane Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 28. For more information, call 863763-6950.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012 serves better from me, as do all my friends, supporters and constituents.” Mr. Horner has not been arrested or charged in the case. “I respect him for stepping down. He’s done a lot for Okeechobee,” said Debi Large, head of the Republican Party of Okeechobee, in a message left as a response to a request for comment. Mrs. Chandler said the new district lines were drawn in early 2012 and were approved in June. “They had to go through a court test,” she added. Mr. Horner was a two-term member of the Florida House of Representatives and had represented District 79 which covered a large part Okeechobee County, along with Osceola County. He was also the head of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce. It’s not known at this time if he will remain in that position. He was currently running for re-election in District 42, which covers Osceola and Polk counties, and was expected to defeat his opponent Democrat Eileen Game of Frostproof. Mr. Horner, who is married and has a young son, was rst elected to the House in 2008 and served as the Deputy Whip from Dec. 9, 2008, until Aug. 24, 2009. According to his biography he is a lifetime member of the National Ri e Association; served in the U.S. Army Florida National Guard from 1992-1996; had won the 2010 Legislative Achievement Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars; and, had earned the 2010 Distinguished Advocate Award from the Florida Chamber of Commerce. In an October 2008 interview with the Okeechobee News, while he was seeking his rst election to the House, Mr. Horner described his political beliefs as small government, lower taxes and pro family. He also said then-U.S. Congressman Tim Mahone y should step down from his 16th Congressional district seat after information about his multiple affairs with other women had come to light. “He’s betrayed the public trust,” said Mr. Horner in that interview. HORNERContinued From Page 1 18 months ago. The child shrugged it off at the time because the man was reportedly drunk and she felt it was an accident. However, because of the latest incident the child no longer believes it was an accident, stated the report. BITESContinued From Page 1 Second Graders at North Elementary were surprised with a special visit from local re ghters. Earl Wooten, a Fire gter/ Medic with Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, as well as Gary Davenport and Jason Broadrick, from the local Forestry Division, provided the second graders with a detailed look at the many jobs of a re ghter. Last week the students read a story titled Fighting the Fire, which provided the students with information about wild res. Mr. Wooten used details that the students read in their story to expand their knowledge about wild res. He brought a brush truck from Okeechobee County Fire Rescue to show the students. He then explained that Okeechobee County Fire Rescue works very closely with the Forestry Division when they ght wild res. Mr. Davenport shared various tools that they use when ghting wild res. Mr. Broadrick provided details about the equipment that the re ghters use, such as a dozer, which was brought for the presentation. The second grade teachers are thankful for the re ghters volunteering their time and sharing their exciting profession with the students. NES students enjoy surprise visit from re ghters Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESGary Davenport, Earl Wooten and Jason Broadrick (left to right) share details about the duties of a re ghter during a recent visit to North Elementary School. Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESNorth Elementary School second graders watch the presentation. Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESSecond graders pose with the re ghters and their heavy equipment. Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESStudents from Mr. Jackson's class enjoy the re ghters' visit. Martha's House hosts salesMartha’s House garage sales are held every Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.. Come and nd a bargain and help a local organization. 4134 U.S. 441 N., in Okeechobee. They accept donations of items in very good condition. For information, please call 863-763-2893.

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Healthy Start Coalition to meet in White House PlazaThe board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at their of ce located at 1132 S. Parrott Ave. in the White House Plaza. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. For more information about the Coalition please contact executive director, Kay Begin at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877.Farm Bureau to meetOkeechobee County Farm Bureau Annual Membership Meeting is being held Thursday, Oct. 4 from 68 p.m. at the Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish of salad, vegetable or dessert. Steaks, drinks and rolls are being provided by the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau. Please RSVP by Sept. 28 to the Farm Bureau Of ce by calling 863-763-3101. Junior Golf Championship setWaldau's Junior Golf announces the Sixth Annual Okeechobee County Junior Golf Championship on Saturday, Sept. 29 Hosted by the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, this tournament is open to local boys and girls ages 10-17 (18, if still in high school). This event is FREE. Space is limited to the rst 36 who sign up. Tournament begins at 7:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The rst nine holes is qualifying round. All players will then be ighted and a championship round of nine holes will follow. The tournament also includes a putting contest and award luncheon. Call Terry at 863-763-6228 to sign up. Please sign up by Sept. 27. There is a need for sponsors or prizes, so please call Bridgette Waldau at 863-467-7300 if you would like to help towards this free event for the juniors. For more information you can contact Bridgette or Terry at the country club. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Donald Edgar Blitch, 68Okeechobee Donald Edgar Blitch passed away on Sept. 22, 2012. Donald was born on Aug. 23, 1944 in Stilson, Ga. He was a staff Sargent in the U.S.A.F. He enjoyed shing, and watching ball games with his name sake nephew, Donald Blitch. He also loved to join in all family get togethers. The last few years he enjoyed the devotions in the mornings and bingo in the afternoons at O.H.C.F. He also enjoyed feeding the squirrels. Will Diez his great nephew was great to transport him. On Sunday mornings his sister in law, Norma Jean Blitch joined him for the gospel music and worship. What a great group that volunteered each week there. Donald is proceeded in death by his mother and father, Zack Brown Blitch and Bernice Jo y Blitch; his two brothers, William T. Blitch and James H. Blitch. Donald is survived in death by brother, Ernest B. Blitch, Branson, Mo.; sister, Rita, Joy Blitch, Atlanta, Ga.; six nephews; three nieces; 12 great nephews and nieces. Memorial services to be announced later. Kenneth W. Stewart, 69OKEECHOBEE Kenneth W. Stewart, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at the Hamrick Home. Born in Williamsport, Indiana, Kenneth had lived in Okeechobee over 40 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Okeechobee Moose Lodge. His hobbies included hunting and shing. He was an awesome electrician and employed in the eld of construction. Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth V. Stewart and brother, Mike Stewart. He is survived by his son, Bo Stewart of Ohio; daughters, Michelle (Jason) Cupit of Bartow, Fla., Kim (Kris) Darney of Calif.; grandson, Jayson Cupit of Bartow, Fla.; granddaughters, Taylor Stewart of Ohio, Britany Cupit of Bartow, Fla., Heather (Ian) Lorentana and Mindy (Ryan) Parto, both of Calif.; four great-grandchildren; his mother, Maxine Stewart; sisters, Jill (Don) Jordan and Mitzi Hamilton, all of Indiana. There are no services planned. 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. James Lee Holt, 81OKEECHOBEE James Lee Holt, went to be w ith our Lord at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in the presence of his beloved w ife Martha. James was born J anuary 16, 1931 in North Miami Beach, FL to Randolph Conley and Mary Jane Holt. James lived a full life as a race car driver and as a structural engineer. Active members of the First Indian Baptist Church on the Brighton reservation in Okeechobee, Florida in the winter and Libby Baptist Church in Libby, Montana in the summer, James and Martha regularly spread God's word to all who came in contact with them. James is survived by his beloved wife, Martha; and her daughter, Betty Jones; daughters, Laura McKirahan, Patricia Rogers, Debbie Sperduto; their husbands; his rst wife, Erma Holt; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank Holt, Cecil Holt, Charles Holt, Bob Holt and Roy Holt; and sisters, Frances Cooksey, Barbara Holt, Margaret Reynolds, Shirley Gordy and Carolyn Anderson. A private Celebration of Life services were held Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at Libby Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held W ednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, 11 a.m. at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle with Rev. Matthew Tiger of ciating. James was a several times cancer survivor so in lieu of owers, please send donations in memory of James Holt to St. John's Lutheran Hospital Paint It Pink Program, 350 Louisiana A venue, Libby Montana 59923 or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Shirley M. Stephen, 90OKEECHOBEE Shirley M. Stephen, died at Raulerson Hospital on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. Shirley was born in Massachusetts and was a resident of Okeechobee since 1979. She served her country as a US Coast Guard Radioman during WWII and was a member of Northside Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Oreon Stephen. She is survived by her son, Noel (Laurie) Stephen; daughters, Debbi (Gerald) Rucks, Vicki (Greg) Kennedy; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, all of Okeechobee. There are no services scheduled. 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.Ted J. Carnett, 68OKEECHOBEE Ted J. Carnett, (Yeehaw Junction) passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at his resident. He was born August 13, 1944 and served in the United States Army. He is survived by his nieces, Silvermoon Taggart (Brian), Morningstar Staton (Jason); brother, Chancelor Whitewater (Linda) all of Okeechobee, Fla.; best friend, Ira Cran l of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; three great nieces, Laree, Heaven and Kendall; ve great nephews, Brian, Devon, Elijah, Tyler and Noah. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. In lieu of owers memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Funeral Home to offset the family's funeral expenses. All arrangements are entrusted to the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available online at our newly designed site orida.newszap.com Book fans invited to lunchThe community is invited to join the Bible at Lunch Time bunch in a one time discussion of Ann Rice's newest two novels, "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" and "Christ the Lord: The Road to Cannan." Her imaginary images of what the life of Christ might have been based on biblical and secular research is bound to invoke lively discussion. This w ill be held at the First United Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St., (behind Bank of America) on Wednesday, Sept. 26 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Drinks and dessert will be served. No reservations needed. For further information, contact Nancy Vaughan, 863-763-4021.BHR Moose Lodge to host Senior OlympicsBuckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417 w ill host "Senior" Olympics, on Saturday, Sept. 29 starting at 2 p.m. Featured events include Cane Toss, Wheelchair Drag Races, W alker Races, Bedpan Pong and Diaper Corn Hole. Prizes will be awarded. Come out and join the fun. All proceeds go to Moose Charities. HOA meeting is cancelledDue to unexpected problems, the homeowners association meeting for Buckhead Ridge planned for Sept. 27, has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled in October.Feathers & Furs 4-H holds Rabbit & 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 displays. Contact: Cathy Arthur, 863-7631512.Fair Board meeting rescheduledThe Okeechobee County Fair Board meeting will be held on Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber Building. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners supports fair housing opportunity. It is illegal to discriminate in the sale, rental and nancing of dwellings based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status. Discrimination complaints may be led with HUD. For more information, call HUD at 1 (800) 669-9777, or visit www.hud.gov/fairhousing. 7 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Dadricka Laseira Riles. 22, N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 21 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of an unoccupied structure and violation of probation grand theft. She is being held without bond.  Kimberly Kay Lyons, 28, S.E. 66th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 21 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on Okeechobee County warrants charging her with the felonies of dealing in stolen property, burglary of a dwelling and grand theft. She is being held without bond. Lyons was also arrested on a DOC warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of an unoccupied structure and violation of probation grand theft. She is being held without bond on those charges.  David Lee Gilbert, 48, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 21 by Deputy John Ashby on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $1,000.  Hudson Rager Jr., 44, Crestview Drive, Casselberry, was arrested Sept. 22 by Deputy Justin Akins on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear driving while license suspended with knowledge. He is being held without bond.  John Lee Lamb, 57, S.E. 38th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 22 by Of cer Jeremy Larue on a felony charge of petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500.  Juan Tercero-Garcia, 33, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 23 by Deputy Bart Potter on misdemeanor charges of driving while license suspended/revoked and driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $15,000.  Michael William Ross, 28, U.S. 98 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 23 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond.  Kendrae Mae Root, 25, S.E. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 23 by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on a warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation possession of morphine and violation of probation possession of oxycodone. She is being held without bond.  Darrius Donnie Gibson, 31, Leeds Drive, Orlando, was arrested Sept. 23 b y the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of tampering with physical evidence and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $6,000.  Michelle Marie Hand, 41, S.R. 78 W., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 24 by Deputy Matthew Hurst on a warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation grand theft. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two teenagers are being held on felony charges after they allegedly broke into a locked car and stole $31 in cash. According to a police report Raheem Mairquis Matchett, 19, and Dwan Sharrod Marshall, 15, were both arrested in connection with the Sunday, Sept. 23, theft. Matchett, of a N.W. 12th St. address in Okeechobee, was arrested on felony charges of burglary with an assault or battery and criminal conspiracy. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence and petit theft. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $17,500. Marshall, of a N.E. Sixth St. address in Okeechobee, was arrested on a felony charge of burglary of a conveyance and misdemeanor charges of battery and criminal mischief. He was booked into the county jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. An arrest report by Of cer Chad Troutman, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated that Matchett and Marshall broke into the victim’s vehicle by breaking out the sunroof. Once inside the vehicle they reportedly removed the cash. Of cer Troutman said the vehicle was locked and the ignition keys were in the victim’s purse. According to the ofcer’s report when the victim saw the two males in her car she confronted them and it was at this point that she saw her ignition keys in Marshall’s hand. The woman grabbed Marshall and the two began to ght over the keys. The 6-foot, 210-pound, Marshall escaped from the woman and was later caught at his N.E. Sixth St. home. Matchett was arrested at the same home. A female witness to the burglary reportedly told the of cer she saw the victim arguing with the two men. The witness, along with the victim, positively identi ed Matchett and Marshall as the two males who broke into the vehicle. Of cer Troutman stated in his report that he also photographed a shoeprint on the back of the victim’s vehicle that appeared to match the bottom of the shoes worn by Marshall. The of cer went on to add that the victim was slightly injured due to her confrontation with Marshall. Pair face felony charges for theft of $31 from car By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail following her arrest for allegedly taking another woman’s cell phone and threatening her with a box cutter. Arrested Monday morning, Sept. 24, on felony robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges was Karen Ervin, 47, N.W. Ninth St., of Okeechobee. She was also arrested on a felony charge of grand theft motor vehicle, and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. Ervin is being held in the county jail in lieu of $20,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy William Jolly, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce (OCSO), stated that Ervin went to the victim’s home around 8:30 a.m. Monday because she had apparently called Ervin’s boyfriend. Ervin then pulled the box cutter and grabbed the woman’s phone, continued the report. As Ervin got into a white Dodge van to leave she reportedly held up the box cutter and yelled to the victim: “I got what I came for!” The phone was valued at $100, pointed out the deputy. Deputy Jolly said Ervin was later stopped in the van by OCSO Deputy Matthew Crawford. The deputies searched the van and found the cell phone but could not nd the box cutter, the report stated. According to Deputy Jolly’s report Ervin apparently came to Okeechobee by way of a green Mercury Grand Marquis that was reported stolen in Fort Pierce. The car was found later at an Okeechobee home and turned over to its rightful owner. Report: woman threatened rival with open box cutter Dwan SharrodMarshall Raheem M. Matchett Karen Ervin

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co.7 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 North Stop In For All Your Show Feed & Sullivan Show Supplies!! Give Us A Try! (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 8 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Al Jacks of Castle promoted the grand opening of their new Okeechobee of ce at 1835 U.S. 441 S.E. in a speech before the Okeechobee Community Collaborative Council at their regular meeting Tuesday morning. The former Seacoast Bank Building is the new location. The bank donated the space to the agency. The open house was held Tuesday night, Sept. 25. Rosanna Gonzales said her goal is to raise awareness about services they provide. "Every day we do incredible work. You are all changing lives. These parent educators are in the home every week for up to a year. To me that makes things better," she explained. She said the Castle counselors live in Okeechobee and have invested in the community. A new school program, High Hopes, that involves Castle, works with children of families that have experienced divorce, separation, unemployment or other serious issues. The program is funded by the Okeechobee Children Services Council. Castle continues to see growth in clients w ith 135 families served in the past year in Okeechobee County, an increase from 85 in 2011. Jacks said everyone in the community has the responsibility to look out for the safety and welfare of children. Castle provides family services to assist children with bad behavior. "Our clients know how to teach parents. Inappropriate expectations like trying to potty train a one-year-old child, are among the problems we can educate parents about." The free service is funded through grants and other agencies like the United Way. Kim Bradley, of the Health Council of South East Florida, informed the group that they serve Okeechobee County. They are the regional navigator for the Treasure Coast for the Florida Kid Care Insurance Program. They provide training and technical assistance for other agencies to encourage families to sign up for the health insurance. "Our goal is to blanket the area to make sure families take advantage of the opportunity. It is so critical for children to have health care coverage because it determines how successful they can be in school," she explained. Several agencies have agreed to sponsor the annual Health Expo to be held in January that includes Raulerson Hospital, the Okeechobee County Health Department and the Health Council of South East Florida. Over 120 vendors took part in last year's event which attracted over 2,000 people to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The Shared Services Network will continue to contribute to My Aunt's House Christmas gift campaign. The Healthy Start Coalition will hold a baby shower on Oct. 26, for clients. The Communities in Schools Program will hold a symposium next Friday, Oct. 5, at Indian River Community College to spark interest in various career elds. They need speakers to discuss their jobs and careers at the symposium. The next meeting of the Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will be Friday, Oct. 19, at noon at Beef O'Brady's Restaurant. State Farm Insurance donated 100 back packs with school supplies to My Aunt's House. If you know of any needy students in need of school supplies, please contact that agency. Jonathan Bean of Martha's House reported that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. They scheduled a Purple and White Night for Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at VFW Post #10539 which includes rock and roll music. They will also hold a fundraiser Laugh and Live Event on October 27, at the KOA. The event will feature comedian Kevin King and funny man Jim Moran. For more information on these events call 863-763-2893. Okeechobee Main Street will hold the annual Halloween Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Agri-Civic Center from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Over 40 vendors took part in the festival last year. They will hold costume contests in four age groups, free candy, and a pumpkin decoration contest. There will also be a haunted stable and tunnel walk through for the kids. "It keeps kids safe and healthy and gets the word out about what Main Street does for the community," Executive Director Cindy Burdeshaw said. The Hospice of Okeechobee Boots and Pearls Fundraiser is held on Friday, Oct. 12. A dinner-dance and silent auction will be held. Osceola Middle School will host an anti bullying, teen violence and substance abuse awareness event on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. The event features author Phil Chalmers, an expert on bullying and teen violence. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. Collaborative Council touts opening of new of ce The Treasure Coast's 4th Annual Signature Chefs Auction, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, will be an unforgettable evening, and well worth the drive to The Moorings Club, 100 Harbour Drive, in Vero Beach. A showcase of the Treasure Coast's top chefs and best restaurants, complete with live and silent auctions, will tantalize your taste buds while helping to further the mission of the March of Dimes. Chef Co-Chairs, Executive Chef David Rodriguez of Cork & Tapas Wine Bar and Tapas Latin Fusion, and Executive Chef Michael Lander of The Moorings Club, will be joined by 21 of the nest chefs on the Treasure Coast preparing their gourmet signature dishes. This event not only presents attendees with the unique opportunity to partake in sumptuous samplings paired with exquisite wine & spirits, but also offers the exclusive opportunity to meet the chefs of our area's top restaurants. The event's live and silent auction will feature priceless dining experiences put together by the participating chefs and an elegant array of items, ranging from custom jewelry to tropical golf getaways. Best of all, this extraordinary night will help the March of Dimes fund its mission for stronger, healthier babies. For tickets or additional information, contact Pam Crowley at 772-410-5460 or pcrowley@marchofdimes.com. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. This mission is achieved through programs of community service, education, research, and advocacy that save babies. Money raised through this event will help fund lifesaving research and educational programs aimed at helping moms have healthy babies. March Of Dimes hosts fundraiser Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKim Bradley encouraged agencies to sign up more kids for Healthy Kids Insurance.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 As a fth generation resident of Floridas Heartland, I understand the needs of our communities. My varied professional career as a nurse, small business operator, and citrus grower gives me a wide perspective of the challenges faced in these elds. I got involved in the public arena to help shape a government thats responsive, not intrusive. I have worked hard to meet the challenges of the last few years and balance our state budget without raising taxes. With your vote on November 6, I will keep working hard for you in Tallahassee. Ž 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 26, 2012 The Willing Vessels Gospel SIngers will be at the Seventh Day Christian Church on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. 912 NW Park Street/Hwy 70 Across from Eli’s Western Wear. Okeechobee Ministerial Association announces the Community-wide Fifth Sunday Service sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at Faith Farm Tabernacle, 7595 N.E. 128th Ave. Rev. Jim Benton of Faith Farm Ministries will be preaching and members of the Okeechobee Ministerial Association will participate in this unique community serv ice. Choir music by The New St. Stephens Choir, directed by Jimmy McNeal and the Okeechobee Community Choir, directed by Sandy Perry. Come worship and fellowship w ith friends and neighbors. The Fourth Annual Quilt Sale and Craft Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church. There will also be a baked goods sale and lunch offered. There are a limited number of tables available for crafters at $20 each. To reserve a table, call Dottie Allen at 863-532-8100. Bethel Baptist Church would like to inv ite everyone to their Denim and Diamonds Celebration on the evening/afternoon of Sept. 29, in Flager Park at the Corner of NE Fifth Street and Park Street Admission will be $10 and the proceeds will go to support foreign missions, education and evangelism! 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 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Come join in all the fun! Please call the Church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. 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 weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. A rea churches plan special programs Share your news and photos for this column by email to okeenews @ newsza p .comPlaces ofWorship

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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 PET VET VACCINATION CLINICDOG & CAT Packs start at $50 with HEARTWORM TEST $60 KITTEN & PUPPY Packs start at $42Save money on your favorite Heartworm and ”ea products such as Revolution, Heartgard, Confortis & FrontlineAll major credit cards accepted Saturday, September 29 from 12 1:30 pmWALGREENS 11 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Sept. 17-21 includes: kindergarten students Alicia Salazar-Rendon, Isaac Schlosser and Devin Peters; rst grade students Izaiah Bradley, Adien Moreno. Cornelio Benitez, Omar Hernandez and Star Phillips; second grade students Breydon Bell, Rhyleigh Tingle, Gianna Salerno, Jacob Tumoswicz, Natalie Rodriguez, Nova Nichols and Reed Mattson; third grade students Layla Edmonds, Scotty Crum, Aubrie McWhorter, Zoe Evans and Payton Pritchard; fourth grade students Melanie Urvina, Johanna Rivers, Taylor Smith and Jalyn Garcia; fth grade students Joann Hamilton, Angelica Luviano, Taylor Lacertosa and Brenda Sixto. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSStudents of the WeekYearling Middle School of Okeechobee is proud to present our Student of the Week names for Sept. 20. They are: (left to right) Janneth JimenezArmenta, Diana Ordonez, Brooke Santiago, Jorge Perez, Bly Davidson and Alexi Morgan. The Okeechobee Retired Educator’s Association has their 2012 Historical Christmas Ornament for sale. This year the ornament honors the historic Okeechobee City Hall and is available for $15 from any OREA member or contact Gay Carlton, President of OREA at 863-763-5755. Proceeds bene t scholarships that we award to an OHS student planning on going into education. Previous year ornaments are also available in limited numbers for $10. The 2008 edition features the Okeechobee County Court House, the 2010 is of the Tantie School House and 2011 was of the FEC train station. Get them while they last! OREA offers holiday ornaments for sale

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HEALTH 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 RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS 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 Medicaid florida.newszap.com Come see for yourself!Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Courtesy Raulerson Primary Care J ose Villarreal, D.O., member of the Raulerson Primary Care team and graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, is certi“ed in Family Medicine by the A merican Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He treats all ages from newborn to the eldery. Dr. Villarreal tries to give the best care possible to his patients and can refer them to a specialist if necessary. He does sport physicals and preventive care. Dr. Villarreal treats such medical conditions as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. About one in every four Americans suffers from high blood pressure, according to WebMD. High blood pressure can threaten healthy arteries and contribute to heart disease and stroke. One thing that makes high blood Jose Villarreal, D.O., board certi ed in Family Medicine pressure so dangerous is that you may not know you have it because there are generally no symptoms. Therefore, you should have your blood pressure checked regularly. Diabetes can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle of exercise and eating well balanced meals in the proper amounts. A variety of factors including diet, exercise, age and herdity can affect cholesterol levels. Dr. Villarreals of“ce is located at 202 N.E. Second Ave, and the hours are Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm and on Friday from 8am to 4pm. The of“ce is closed for lunch every day from noon to 1pm. For an appointment, please call 863.467.2159. 12 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. GiveawayANIMAL LOVERS I have free kittens needing loving homes, males & females, all ages, long & short hair. Call 863-467-2601 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time SERVICE TECHNICIAN & SERVICE ADVISOR WANTED with the following quali cations:• Experienced Technician, Diesel, ASE Certi cation Preferred. • Service Advisor must have good people skills. Sound work ethic. Bene ts of our company: • Reasonable work schedule • Health bene ts • 401K • Liberal pay plan If you have an interest in joining our service team, contact James Jackson • NO Phone Calls Apply within • Dress to Impress Hours: Mon Fri 8am 5pm • Sat 8am 1pm 4224 Hwy 441 S.Okeechobee EOE/DFWP Harvest Hometown IGA in Moore Haven, will be accepting applications for all positions this weekend in front of the store. Produce department Dairy department Cashiers Stockers Baggers Scan Coordinator (Former USave building-850 Ave I) Sat. 9/29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun. 9/30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full TimeDRIVER/WAREHOUSE WORKER Established business in. Okeechobee is looking for a driver/warehouse worker. MUST have a clean driving record, CDL a plus but not required. Experience is preferred. FAX resume to 863-763-2253. Gas attendant and maintenance person for new Turnpike C-storeFort Drum Shell is seeking a customer service attendant with maintenance experience to assist customers and help keep our new store and gas station in top shape. The successful applicant will have a positive attitude, good customer service skills, be able to make minor repairs and perform janitorial duties. Must be presentable and dependable. Our new facility at the Ft. Drum service plaza on Florida’s Turnpike will be nished soon. Join our team now. Starting pay will be $9 to $10/hour depending on quali cations plus mileage pay. Drug screen and background check required. Apply in person at the Shell gas station, mile marker 184, Florida’s Turnpike. 863-763-9383Receptionist Doctor’s of ce front desk positionMust have excellent people skills, computer knowledge and high energy level. Applications available at: 280 SW 32nd Street For questions please call: (863)763-2400 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Part TimeGrand Oaks Assisted Living Community Part Time Cook needed. 12 hrs wkly. Exp. only apply. Level II Background check required. Apply in person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street Need A Job P/T Must have 5 years experience in cleaning homes, dependable transportation. Taking Calls from 8:00am to 5:00pm 863-801-0555 M-F No weekend calls Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Business Opportunities Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 14 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012 N e w a n d I m p r o v e d New and Improved! C o m e c h e c k i t o u t f o r Come check it out for y o u r s e l f yourself! o r i d a n e w s z a p c o m orida.newszap.com

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Pets/SuppliesMini Dachshund 6 mo blacktan male $200.00. (863)801-6144 Miniature Schnauzer Puppy 10 week old Male, Salt and Pepper Merle. Health Certi cate, 1 set of shots and Registration Papers. $500.00/firm. (863)447-7416 TINY Chihuahua 1 yr old F, tan $200.00. (863)801-6144 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Miscellaneous1980 CHEVY ENGINE WHITH FIVE SPEED STANDARD COMPLETE AND A GEAR TO GEAR STAND A LONG TRANSFER CASE GREAT FOR MUD BOG TRUCK OR HOMEMADE MUDDER SET OF 24 1600 RIMS ONE GOOD TIRE 700 DOLLARS ALL (864)634-5717 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-763-7030 or 561-358-8128. ApartmentsFULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. $170 per week + sec. dep. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. Motel Alternative 2bedroon/1 bath Kings Bay Completely Furnished, by the week or the month for more information Call 863-634-8331 NW OKEE: 2 Bedroom Apartments available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $650mo.,$700mo. and $750mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642 OKEE 2BR, 1BA., New kitchen, bathrm., & outside laundry. Very clean $575 month, $500 Security. 772-215-0098. VIKING/PRAIRIE 1 BR Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK 1/1 Condo on ground oor. Unfurnished. Pool access. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher. Includes utilities. Move in now $900. $750/mo. (863) 634-0663. Houses Rent1004 SE 8th Drive Newly Remodeled 2 bed, 1 bath $650.00 All appliances, tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy Last, security, references. Chris 863-447-3282 anytime $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. Beautiful Home in town 2bd /1 ba, Big Yard, $700.00 mo. 1st and last. Call for more information 863-801-4382. CBS Home 3/2 with a den and car garage. $1050 a month. (954) 303-9804. House for Rent 3/2 Garage, porch, NO pets. 2874 33rd Ave. Basswood 1st, last, $800 deposit. Call Rafael 561-683-9754 Shop here first! The classified ads Houses RentFOR RENT: NICELY FURNISHED DUPLEX IN KINGS BAY1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH W/ONE CAR GARAGE WASHER DRYER DISHWASHER. LONG OR SHORT TERM. 863-447-0742 FOR RENT: WATERFRONT UNFURNISHED DUPLEX-2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, SEPARATE DINING ROOM & SCREENED PORCH. 863-447-0742 Office Space RentDowntown OkeechobeeOf ce Space starting at $350. 1200 Sq. Ft. Store Front also available. Park Street Of ce Suites (863)634-7622 OFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 OKEECHOBEE 2 br./2 ba. on Rim Canal. $700 month plus Security. Call 863-467-6309 & 561-231-4505. 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 & Security. 863-357-7409 or 863-447-0616 Mobile HomeSale BUCKHEAD RIDGE $57,000 OBO Appraised at $64,000. MOBILE HOME W/PROPERTY, 2BD/2BA, FLORIDA ROOM, DECK OVER CANAL, MANY EXTRAS. 863-467-5527 Dble wide, Brick enclosed surveyed and sprayed, screen enclosed diving pool, of ce, screened porch and utility room, stainless appliances sub-zero frig, shop and storage, 3bd/3ba, fenced on 1/2 acre in Lakeport. $129,000 call 573-718-8074 or 573-718-3624 Palm Harbor Village Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go New Homes Start at $39,900 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats1973 26 Foot Cary with (2) 250 Mercury outboard motors, and oat on trailer, needs work. $3,800.00 Call 863-357-7409 or 863-447-0616 anytime. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels1999 Holiday Rambler 33 ft long 5th wheel w/2 slide outs complete w/queen bdrm, split bath,2a/c’s, w/d much more. Good condition $6,500 O.B.O 863-634-8331 Travel TrailersTravel Trailer 2001 Cameo by Carriage 5th wheel Trailer. 2 slides $7,000.00/or best offer. (863)447-7416. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles2004 Chevrolet Impala V-6, good shape, runs great. Call for more information. 863-763-5888 Classic Cars1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Automatic, T-tops, Antique plate. $12,000 /or best offer (863)610-1276 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CASE #: 2012-CA-000280 PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, -VS.Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors, and Trustees of Wallace H. Griggs, Sr. a/k/a Wallace H. Griggs, Deceased, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s); Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors, and Trustees of Wallace H. Griggs, Sr. a/k/a Wallace H. Griggs, Deceased, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s); ADDRESS UNKNOWN. Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 17, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-E INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 14462 Northwest 246th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. This action has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this notice and le the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 20th day of Sept. 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Circuit and County Courts BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por 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 o de habla, llame at 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de 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 paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Me 711. 427270 ON 9/26;10/3/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000070 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. JOSHUA LEE DILLON, STEPHANIE MARGARET DATILLIO AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on August 30, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 1, BLOCK 7, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK SECTION 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 8949 SE 66TH DR, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on October 31, 2012 at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 31st day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Paul M. Messina, Jr. (813) 229-0900 x1316 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 425667 ON 9/26;10/3/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 2012-CA-215 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. RICHARD J. ANAYA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. ANAYA a/k/a LAURIE ELLEN DUNCAN a/k/a LAURIE ELLEN ANAYA; CITIBANK, N.A.; and all unknown parties claiming interests by, through, under or against a named defendant to this action, or having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 16, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-215, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and RICHARD J. ANAYA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. ANAYA a/k/a LAURIE ELLEN DUNCAN a/k/a LAURIE ELLEN ANAYA; CITIBANK, N.A., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest aid best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH ONE-QUARTER (1/4) CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22, BEAR NORTH 8925’32” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 22, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIE-BACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO STRUCTURE 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 905.22 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0107’16” EAST, ALONG THE SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO S 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 475.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0107’ 16” EAST, ALONG THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO S 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 185.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8925’ 32” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0107’ 16” EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIE-BACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO S 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8925’32” EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 22, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 258, PAGE 283, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 377.54 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 0036’06” WEST, ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 258, PAGE 283, A DISTANCE OF 852.27 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 8736’20” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1005.47 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 0107’16” WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT TIE-BACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD TO S 65-D, A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 8852’44” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 40.00 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Property address: 8288 NW 144th Trail, Okeechobee, FL ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 807-4370 within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 424716 ON 9/19,26/2012 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CP-134 IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES BLAKE SCOTT A/K/A C. BLAKE SCOTT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of CHARLES BLAKE SCOTT A/K/A C. BLAKE SCOTT, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-134 by the Clerk of Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was July 2, 2012; that the total value of the estate if $0.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Patrick Whalen, 5 Waters Edge Court Berlin. Maryland. 21811 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All other creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITH BE FOREVER BARRED, NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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 12, 2012. Attorney,for Personal Representative: Kevin H. Hendrickson, Esquire Attorney for Petitioner 310 South 2nd Street Fort Pierce, Florida 34950 (772) 461-0558 Florida Bar No. 618454 Person Giving Notice: Patrick Whalen 5 Water Edge Court Berlin, Maryland 21811 426257 ON 9/19,26/2012 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Burton’s Trading Center located at 235 Hwy. 441 Southeast, in the County of Okeechobee, in the City of Okeechobee, Florida 34974 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations o f the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 21st day of September, 2012. Christopher D. Burton 427205 ON 9/26/2012 School Board Contract Negotiations The Okeechobee County School Board will continue contract negotiations with the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 for instructional and classi ed employees at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012. Collective Bargaining sessions are open to the public and will be held in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 427268 ON 9/26/2012

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000329-CA-XXXX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIZATION TRUST 2006-A14CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-N UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED OCTOBER 1, 2006 Plaintiff, VS.ARIOLYS MIRANDA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARIOLYS MIRANDA; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR ONEWEST BANK, FSB, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF 18820 NE 246TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (LOT I) THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF 18823 NE 244TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (LOT P); Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 29, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000329-CA-XXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIZATION TRUST 2006Al4CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-N UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED OCTOBER 1, 2006 is Plaintiff and ARIOLYS MIRANDA; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR ONEWEST BANK, FSB, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312, N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, AT 312 NORTHWEST THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 23, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3 A-D INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT I AND THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 0F THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 23, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT P; SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OF THE NORTH 30 FEET OF LOT I AND SOUTH 30 FEET OF LOT P FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 31st day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court By: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaci6n para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. 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Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 425666 ON 9/26;10/3/2012 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 JEAN-MICHEL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIE-ANGE JEAN-MICHEL 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 Blanchard; 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 9/12,19,26/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeSTATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its intent to issue a major modi cation to the existing Lake Okeechobee Protection Permit (LOPP) (File No. 0194483-012) for operation and maintenance of the Nubbin Slough Stormwater Treatment Area (STA), in accordance with the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program (NEEPP), Section 373.4595, Florida Statutes (F.S.), to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department’s Of ce of Ecosystem Projects, Program Coordination and Regulation Section, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 24, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, telephone number (850) 245-3160. This authorization renews the permit for ve years, removes the Nutrient Treatment Area, updates speci c conditions for contaminated sites and residual agrichemicals, wetland impacts, construction best management practices and maintenance activities, dewatering, and operations and maintenance, and includes authorization for the initial operational testing and monitoring period. This permit modi cation (File No. 0194483-012) supersedes Permit File No. 0194483-005 issued to the District in 2007 for operations and maintenance of the Nubbin Slough STA and construction, operations, and maintenance of the Nutrient Treatment Area (NTA). The goal of the project is to reduce phosphorous loading to Lake Okeechobee by capturing and treating stormwater originating in the Nubbin Slough basin through the operations of the STA. The Nubbin Slough STA is located in the southeastern portion of Okeechobee County adjacent to State Road 710, about 10.5 kilometers (6.5 miles) southeast of the City of Okeechobee (Sections 27, 28, 33, and 34, Township 37 South, Range 36 East). The proposed agency action shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led pursuant to sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes must be led within twenty-one days of publication of the notice or receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action; and h) A statement of how each petitioner’s substantial interest are affected by the Department’s action or proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Department’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation is not available in this proceeding. Any party to this order has the right to seek judicial review of it under section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by ling a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the clerk of the Department in the Of ce of General Counsel, Mail Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000, and by ling a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable ling fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be led within thirty days after this order is led with the clerk of the Department. 427107 ON 9/26/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-131 In Re: Estate of THOMAS ARTHUR TARNER, a/k/a THOMAS A. TARNER Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS ARTHUR TARNER, a/k/a THOMAS A. TARNER, deceased, whose date of death was May 9, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-1354, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The personal representative’s and the personal representative’s attorney names are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERV ICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, A NY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE16 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012CEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication of this notice is September 19, 2012. Personal Representative: Christy Lynn Silvas 1703 S.W. 3rd Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34974Attorney for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Of ce Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825Email: tconely@conelyandconely.comBy: Tom Conely III Florida Bar #096482 426318 ON 9/19,26/2012 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 12th day of October 2012 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneeer 4D utility 4WDVIN1J4FJ38L5KL439018 2000 FORD F-150 XLT PICKUPVIN 1FTRX17L2YNA86791 2006 FORD EXPEDITION KING RANCH UTILITY VIN1FMPU17566LA63276 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 427331 ON 9/26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000253 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. GREGORY THOMAS; ARETHA A. THOMAS; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; ASTA FUNDING ACQUISITION I, LLC; CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ASTA FUNDING ACQUISITION, LLC 1200 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD PLANTATION, FL 33324 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: Lot 3 and the East of Lot 2, Block 64, EL MIRASOL, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Amber B. Parker, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the day of September, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 or toll free at 1-800-955-8771. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk 426698 ON 9/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP437 In Re: Estate of DENNIS JOSEPH BRUNNING, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DENNIS JOSEPH BRUNNING deceased whose date of death was August 22, 2012, and whose social security number is ***-**-3257, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA 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 the rst publication of this notice is September 19, 2012. Personal Representative: DENNY PAUL BRUNNING 804 S.W. 7th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974Attorneys for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P. O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Phone: (863) 763-3825 Fax: (863) 763-6856 E-mail: dhooker@conelyandconely.com Deborah M. Hooker Florida Bar No. 0897582 426792 ON 9/19,26/2012IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CP-000077 IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS DEAN HENDERSON SR., a/k/a THOMAS D. HENDERSON, SR., Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the le number are indicated above. The address of the Court is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedent’s estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or liquidated, you must le your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with the court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT’S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is April 2, 2011. The date of rst publication of this Notice is September 19, 2012. Personal Representative: THOMAS DEAN HENDERSON JR. 2191 E. Ohio Pike, Lot #129 Amelia, OH 45102Attorney for Personal Representative:COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 426715 ON 9/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000022 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. ROBERT E. JENNINGS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 28, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2011CA-000022 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and ROBERT E. JENNINGS; MELODY R. JENNINGS; TENANT #1 N/K/A ERIC MCQUEEN, TENANT #2 N/K/A JAMES JASPER, TENANT #3 N/K/A JENNIFER JOHNSON, and TENANT #4 N/K/A AMANDA DEAN are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6, BLOCK 5, REVISED PLAT OF WILCOX SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 810-812 SE 8TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 31, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11000028 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMCR-bdurosier-Team 1F11000028 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at n o cost to you, to t h e p r o vi s i o n 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. 425655 ON 9/26;10/3/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000696 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. GERALDINE BAILEY, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 28, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000696 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and GERALDINE BAILEY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GERALDINE BAILEY N/K/A GARRY BAILEY; FLORIDA HOMELOAN CORPORATION F/K/A FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION A DISSOLVED CORP.; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 28 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 29, MOUTH OF TAYLOR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 17 AS RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, 1981 SOUTHERN, SERIAL NUMBER C0SGART011311 A AND C0SGART011311B. A/K/A 3006 SE 34TH COURT, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 31, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09100863 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMATeam 1F09100863 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disabilit y 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. 425653 ON 9/26;10/3/2012 No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER...

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000118 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, V S. MATTHEW WILLIAMS AKAMATTHEW ALAN WILLIAMS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 29, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000118 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and MATTHEW WILLIAMS AKA MATTHEW ALAN WILLIAMS; TENANT #1 N/K/A SHAUNA KEEFE, and TENANT #2 N/K/A ROBERT KEEFE are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 17th day of October 2012 the followin g deIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2011-CA-000204 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, v. DARRELL E. FERNEAU; DARCY L. FERNEAU; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INT ERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, A ND 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, DEV ISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated July 24, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2011-CA-000204, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC. is Plaintiff, and DARRELL E. FERNEAU; DARCY L. FERNEAU; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INT ERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, A ND 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, DEV ISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., at Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 24th day of October, 2012 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 203 AND 204, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA This property is located at the Street address of: 1302 SE 8 Ave., Okeechobee, Florida 34974 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. A fter 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on July 24, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk A ttorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 T elephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 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. 422781 ON 9/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000245 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. JONATHAN RILEY, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 28, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000245 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and JONATHAN RILEY; WANDA RILEY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 16, BLOCK 2, BRINDABAN FOREST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1979 SOUTHERN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN: 0050A AND 0050B. A/K/A 4613 SE 30TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 31, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10027867 CHASEDIRECT-FHA-Team 3 F 10027867 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or imme17 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012scribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15, OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1103 SE 8 AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 349740000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 31, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09013955 CHASEDIRECTSPECFHLMC--Team 3 F09013955 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 425648 ON 9/19,26/2012 diately 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. 425651 ON 9/26;10/3/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000358 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS.JOHNATHAN CHARLES STAMM A/K/A JOHNATHAN C. STAMM, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 28, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000358 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and JOHNATHAN CHARLES STAMM A/K/A JOHNATHAN C. STAMM; TONYA STAMM A/K/A TONYA M. STAMM; BANK OF AMERICA, NA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 AND 9, OF BLOCK 8, RENFROE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF THAT CERTAIN ALLEY IN BLOCK 8, LYING BETWEEN LOTS 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 AND 9, OF SAID BLOCK 8, ALL ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF RENFROE PARK, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THAT PART OF SEVENTEENTH STREET, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF RENFROE PARK, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 55, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY RECORDS, LYING BETWEEN THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF MIAMI STREET AND THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF KISSIMMEE STREET AS VACATED AND CLOSED BY RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. A/K/A 2404 SW 2ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owners as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 31, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10023356 BANKAMERICA2-SPECFNMA---Team 2 F10023356 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving. this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 425649 ON 9/26;10/3/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000620 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. MARSHALL SCHLABACH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 28, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000620 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and MARSHALL SCHLABACH; CAREY SAINE; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to t h e hi g h est a n d best b i dde r f o r IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000648 BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., Plaintiff, VS. DON E. HARTZKE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 28, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000648 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC. is the Plaintiff and DON E. HARTZKE; SANDRA L. HARTZKE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A DON HARTZKE, JR, and TENANT #2 N/K/A DAVID HARTZKE are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK 1, COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 97, OF THE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: 1994 OAK SPRINGS, VIN# 32620385GA & 32620385GB A/K/A 13774 NE 26TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 31, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09098136 HSBCCONSUMER-CONVTeam 4 F09098136 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 24th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 27, BLOCK 48, BASSWOOD UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2557 33RD AVENUE NW OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 31, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09094152 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMA--Team 1F09094152 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 425656 ON 9/26;10/3/2012 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. 425658 ON 9/26;10/3/2012 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Fictional falcon seeker 6 Fictional falcon source 11 The StingŽ number 14 Much of Israel 15 Provide with heat? 16 Shaft discovery 17 Speak above the crowd? 18 Solitude 20 *Not exactly a nightie 22 Jack edged him out in the 1980 U.S. Open 23 Jumbo, say 24 *Scales are part of it 31 Some time ago 32 Screwball 33 *Reinforced road traveler 41 __, tis true, I have gone here and thereŽ: Sonnet 110 42 Choice word 43 *Headquarters 48 Pole or Croat 50 Where parts of the 95 film Higher LearningŽ were shot 51 Spin, as a cue ball, and how to answer each starred clue in this puzzle? 58 Radical 59 Bathroom sink fitting 61 Bathroom, across the pond 62 Berry picked for an Emmy 63 Sister of Thalia 64 Stab 65 Loper leader 66 Easily colored synthetic DOWN 1 Desk globe filler? 2 Line to tear along: Abbr. 3 Ive Got __ in KalamazooŽ 4 Suspect, maybe 5 Given that ...Ž 6 Sky streaker 7 Deep blue 8 Harpsichordists aid 9 It has few pips 10 Key of Beethovens Sym. 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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! 18 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Youth Football League w as swept by the Avon Park Red Devils in ve games played Saturday at Brahman Stadium. The Flag team was defeated 30-19 in an exciting contest to start the day. Gregory Butler, Jamaree Welch, and Dorin Taylor had one touchdown and Travis Kerney scored twice for Avon Park. Emory Coleman had a four-yard touchdown run, and tossed a 32y ard touchdown pass to Jahniyus Smith and a 10-yard touchdown pass to Kenyon Garner for Okeechobee. Avon Park won the Mitey Mite Division game in a defensive battle 12-0. Curtis Ludden had a 17-yard touchdown run and Garrick Rowe had a one-yard touchdown run for the Red Devils. Okeechobee got fumble recoveries from Ramone Baker, and Cameron Kelly and tough defense from players like Orlando Arana, Braeion Pelt, and Blake Joyner for most of the game. The senior game was a heartbreaker for the Brahmans as they fell on the nal play of the game, 14-12. Drayton Billie had a 16-yard touchdown run and LaQuavious Williams had a 30-yard touchdown run for Okeechobee. Avon Park got a 26-yard touchdown pass from Hi ece Phillips to Warren Buckner in the third quarter. Phillips threw a 30-yard touchdown pass in the nal seconds to Buckner who caught a de ection to win the game. Darrius Jenkins recovered a fumble for Avon Park. JaJuan Lamar Cherry had several key tackles for Okeechobee. Janavise Futch had an interception for the Brahmans. Antawyn Fludd had an interception return of 40 yards for Okeechobee. He left the game with a wrist injury late in the game. In the Pee Wee contest Avon Park prevailed 39-6. Veyon Washington scored on a 55-yard touchdown run for Okeechobee on their rst series. Logan Page had two touchdown runs, and Ricky Lovette added a 65yard touchdown run. Jabari Knighten added a seven-yard touchdown run. Key Shaw Hicks caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Page in the fourth quarter. Antwan Gavin scored on a 10-yard run in the fourth quarter to nish the scoring for the Red Devils. Okeechobee also had a 33-yard kick return by Logan Johnson. Kamani Smith had a quarterback sack for the Brahmans. Avon Park won the Junior game in another tight battle 12-6. Cameron Carter and Keegan Sarrows recovered fumbles for Okeechobee. Jermaine Moore had a ve-yard touchdown run and a 25-yard kick return for Okeechobee. Evan Neal recovered a fumble during a goal line stand for the Brahman defense. Isaiah Golden scored on a 32-yard touchdown run for Avon Park. Okeechobee drove to the Red Devil one-yard line late in the game but were unable to score. The Red Devils won the game in the nal minutes on an 88-yard run by Tre'Von Pinion. A nal Okeechobee drive ended when James Hicks recovered a fumble at the Red Devil 40. Okeechobee will travel to Frostproof this Saturday for ve games. Okeechobee Youth Football League defeated by Avon Par k By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman volleyball team defeated South Fork and nished fourth at the Riverdale High School Volleyball tournament in matches played in recent days. Okeechobee defeated the Lady Bulldogs in Tropical Farms last Thursday in an impressive effort, 25-21, 25-12, and 25-20. Sarah Davis had 40 assists and eight service points. Kyla Hargraves had 12 kills. Darby Jones had 13 kills. Krista Ward led the defense with seven digs. Maci Thomas added 12 service points and two service aces. Okeechobee defeated Lely, 25-16 and 26-24, and Canterbury, 25-17 and 25-20 at the Riverdale Tournament on Saturday. The Brahmans lost to Riverdale, 25-21 and 25-20 and Labelle, 25-22 and 25-21. Okeechobee (7-5) was again led by Davis as she had 17 kills, 43 assists, 17 service points and six aces during the tournament and was named to the All Tournament Team. Krista Ward had 25 service points and 34 digs. Lexi Ward had 14 service points and four service aces. Darby Jones had 22 kills. The Okeechobee High School boys country team nished 16th out of 31 teams at the Fleet Feet Invitational Saturday at South Fork High School. Hernan Baltazar led the way with a 46th place nish. Emmanuel Gaona nished close behind in 50th place. Alejandro Nunez nished in 102nd place. There were 216 runners in the boys varsity race. The Lady Brahman cross country team nished 18th out of 26 schools at the Invitational. Tabatha Henry nished sixth overall as she nished the race in 21.16. Charleigh Heater nished 107th and Ivette Vega 108th for the Lady Brahmans. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Golf Scores for the week of Sept. 21 were: First place tie betweem Chet Hendren and Howard Shelkie; second place, Brad Sheltra; third place, Wally Hall; fourth place tie between Rex Jordan and Norman Koff. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results Friends of NRA plan banquetThe Okeechobee Friends of NRA plans to hold a banquet on Oct. 11 at 6 pm. The banquet will be held at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St. Tickets and sponsorship information are available at The Gun Shop, Okeechobee Shooting Sports, The Hunters Den, by calling 863-634-8678, or online at www.friendsofnra.org. The NRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Banquet proceeds will help support many community services related to re arm education, hunter safety, conservation, youth marksmanship, range improvements, and law enforcement training, as well as many other shooting sports interests. Please join your local business owners, friends, neighbors, and community leaders as we work together to ensure the shooting sports for the next generation.Putt for a Cure tournament plannedThe Relay for Life Honey Do'er's Team and Dream Team will host a best ball golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. All proceeds bene t the American Cancer Society. Fee for 4-man team: $200, Hole Sponsorship: $100. The team will have 50/50 and raf e tickets. If you have any questions about participants, sponsorship, or donation of a raf e item please call Lawrence Fipps 863-801-0901 or Missy Fipps at 863-634-8674.Minimal Regatta sets sail in OctoberGrab your boats, paddles, and all the creativity you can muster. The Kiwanis Club's Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta homemade boat race is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 9 a.m. Come out for bounce houses,obstacle course, great food, and wild boat races. Admission is FREE. There are still a few racer spots open, but you will need to hurry. Call J.D. Mixon at 863-634-1778 or visit www.MinimalRegatta.com for more information.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Roy and Yvonne Price, formerly of West Palm Beach, Florida, now residing in Okeechobee, Florida celebrated the 50th wedding anniversary on September 13, 2012. Roy and Yvonne renewed their vows on September 16, 2012, at the Living Word of Faith by Pastor Lee Minton. They were honored at a reception hosted by family and friends at Living Word of Faith. ROY PRICE ANNIVERSARY YVONNE PRICE & 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. 19 Okeechobee News September 26, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Teresa ChandlerWounded Warrior EventThe inaugural Wounded Warrior Project Fish Gigging Tournament was held at Okee-Tantie on Aug. 11. The fundraiser for the wounded warriors project was sponsored by Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association. The tournament began at 7 p.m. and ended at 11 p.m. Contestants were competing to get the most sh including tilapia, gar, mud sh and sucker sh. For more information on the project call Ron Hill RSCA Military Liaison at 561-3290002. Ching Sail, Billy Dees and Cody Stephens, the Waste Management team, were the winners with over 64 sh! The team took home $100 and the winner’s trophy. A new, but temporary, weekend hunting opportunity in portions of Osceola and Polk counties began Sept. 15 and continues through Feb. 17, 2013. The area is called Rolling Meadows and is a new unit of the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes Area. After this season, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will begin a habitat restoration project on Rolling Meadows, which will require that the area be closed to public access until the work is complete. Rolling Meadows consists of 1,800 acres and borders the south end of Lake Hatchineha. It is accessible only by boat via the lake. Rolling Meadows will offer a variety of Saturday and Sunday hunting seasons, including migratory bird and the special September duck season, archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun and small game. Trapping is prohibited. For more speci c information about the area, please check the hunt brochure and map online at MyFWC.com/ Hunting. Public recreational access is open from one-and-a-half hours before sunrise until one-and-a-half hours after sunset on Saturdays and Sundays. Vehicles and motorized vessels, including trolling motors, are not allowed. Motorized vessels are allowed on Lake Hatchineha, so those who use such vessels to reach Rolling Meadows should secure them in canals and waterways outside of the unit. For more information, contact Jen Williams, 352-732-1225. New public hunting opportunity available

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