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Publication Date: 10-03-2012
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 119 15.64 feetLast Year: 11.12 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Taylor Creek Bass Club hosts tourney .. Page 11 Traf c stop for broken front headlight leads to drug arrest ... Page 7 Conservationists sue to protect public’s right to boat and sh on Fisheating CreekTALLAHASSEE—Earthjustice has led a suit against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection claiming the agency is pursuing a plan which would cut off the public’s boating access to part of Fisheating Creek in Glades County. According to an Earthjustice press release, the state’s plan is to use taxpayer money to build roads through wetlands so that 50 million pounds of sand can be dumped into Fisheating Creek, permanently blocking the public’s navigation channel. Lykes Brothers owns most of the land on both sides of the creek. “It’s scandalous,” said Earthjustice attorney David Guest. “Fifteen years ago, the state won a jury verdict barring Lykes from blocking the public from boating on the creek, and no w Lykes has convinced the state to spend $3 million worth of taxpayer money to ll a two-mile stretch of the navigation channel with sand.” Tuesday’s legal ling is the latest in 23 years of legal disputes involving conservationists and Lykes Brothers over the public’s right to sh and boat on Fisheating Creek. The creek is a major tributary of Lake Lawsuit ghts FDEP plan for creek Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenSeniors jump for joySeniors on the Okeechobee High School Swim Team were honored Monday after the last home swim meet. After being individually announced, the seniors lined up for a group jump into the pool. For more on the swim meet, see page 10. The “Big O Hike” comes of age on Nov. 17. This will be the start of the 21st annual hike around Lake Okeechobee on the Herbert Hoover Dike, 35 feet above the surrounding countryside. Hikers assemble at the Pahokee Marina ready to take the rst step at 8 a.m., heading north for a nine day, 110 mile trek. But it’s not as dif cult as it seems. The hike is actually a series of one day hikes and participants can join or leave the other hikers at any trail head around Lake Okeechobee. Popular hikes are the rst day, a 3.5-mile “Wimp Walk” around Pahokee or the full day 12 mile walk to Port Mayaca. Hikers are shuttled back to the day’s starting point. There is no charge for the hike, and anyone is welcome to join the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association in this, what is believed to be the lonHike will circle big lake See HIKE — Page 5 See CREEK — Page 5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 6 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION You Must Be Registered To Vote By Tuesday, October 9 Call the Election Of ce, 863-763-4014 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 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 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012 The Okeechobee High School Drama Club will present ‘Lost in Yonkers’ by Neil Simon this weekend. The play won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1991 Tony Award for Best Play. This memory play is set in a Yonkers in 1942. Bella is 35-years-old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne’r do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep. He is nancially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a smalltime hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers. Starring in this production are: Claresha Blair, Bryan Claypool, Josh Engler, Trey Howard, Brendon Jonassaint, Audrey Metcalf, Tony Pierre and Kylie Shirley. Performances are: Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. All tickets are $5. For tickets please call Miss Raulerson at 863-462-5025 ext 8011. Tickets will also be sold at the door each performance. OHS Drama Club presents ‘Lost In Yonkers’ Today: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 90F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 72F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Extended ForecastThursday : Clear with thunderstorms and rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 86F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Thursday Night : Partly cloudy with thunderstorms. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 84F with a heat index of 91F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Friday Night : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ OHS Drama ClubOHS Drama Club members (left to right) Trey Howard, Bryan Claypool and Tony Pierre rehearse for Friday’s opening of ‘Lost in Yonkers.’ OHS Drama Club members (left to right) Tony Pierre, Kylie Shirley and Bryan Claypool rehearse for the upcoming production of ‘Lost in Yonkers.’

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Prompt response to a vehicle re by Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue saved a building from destruction. On Monday, Oct. 1, at 2:02 p.m. re/rescue received a report of a vehicle re and that possibly there was a person inside the vehicle. Dispatch sent two apparatus and four personnel to 1032 Lemon St. in Buckhead Ridge. Glades County authorities were noti ed. Nearing the scene re ghters saw a column of black smoke. Upon arrival they saw a 1995 Ford F-150 truck fully engulfed in ames approximately 10 to 15 feet from a residence. Fortunately, after the re was knocked down, re ghters saw that there was no one in the vehicle. However, fuel from the truck was on re and owing toward the residence. Oil dry was placed on the driveway to stop the fuel. No one answered the door at the residence and the owner of the vehicle could not be found. By this time the Glades County Public Safety Director, a Glades County Deputy and re engines from Moore Haven and Lakeport had arrived. The scene was turned over to Glades County units to nish up and investigate. Approximate damage to the vehicle was $1,000. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care E & EAUTOMOTIVE CLINIC 863-763-2666OPEN HOUSE PARTYSaturday Oct. 6th12 Noon to 4pm3431 Hwy. 441 N Okeechobee 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 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. 3 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News In the midst of today's economic gloom and doom there are two items of good news: Okeechobee County has a new building of cial and construction is picking up. Douglas Tillery, the new building of cial, said that current construction in the county totals $90 million. Mr. Tillery is a native of Montgomery, Ala. and he has been a general contractor for over 33 years. The last four and one half years he was building of cial for the City of Lake Mary. Mr. Tillery is involved with inspections and plans review. At one time, during the building boom of a few years ago, the building department had 13 employees. Now they are down to four. So that means Mr. Tillery is spread rather thin. He said one of the things that drew him to Okeechobee was the amount of work to be done which he saw as a challenge. However, when he came here, he was not prepared for the scope of the challenge. Mr. Tillery is trying to get up to speed and learn the area. The size of the county and the distance between projects are obstacles to his job. Mr. Tillery said that to meet the demands of his job he needs to perform an inspection every 18 minutes. However, the distance between projects makes that goal impractical. He said the department was looking for additional people. The building department is the only county department that pays its own way through the fees charged to builders. In order to do more inspections and keep the builders working, plans examinations have had to suffer. Mr. Tillery said he is about a month and half behind with plans examinations. He said his department was doing the best it could to keep up with the demand. He said the amount of construction is steadily growing, and that there was no dip in the past year. However, because construction projects are so spread out, it is hard to visualize the total. One of the large projects that keeps him busy is the rest area on the turnpike. Mr. Tillery tries to get to that project every other day. Another large project is the hunting lodge at Pine Creek. Mr. Tillery's wife is a teacher and she i s hoping to nd employment at one of the lo cal schools. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum a t www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda ca n be reached at pgawda@newszap.com Okeechobee County has new building of cial Fire/rescue saves home from vehicle re By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and her boyfriend was arrested after he allegedly beat her about her head with a ashlight. Arrested Sunday, Sept. 30, was David Hollinghurst, 60, N.W. 269th St., Okeechobee. He was charged with one count of aggravated domestic battery and booked into the Okeechobee County Jail where he is being held on $20,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Anthony Kibler, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated that when he arrived at the home around 3:10 a.m. he heard a woman yelling for help and then a loud thud. By the time he covered the estimated 20 yards to where he heard the noise he heard several more thuds and "... the woman screaming like someone was trying to kill her," he stated. According to the deputy's report he saw a man over another person, but he couldn't identify that person due to the amount of blood on the person's face. Deputy Kibler went on to state that by the time he could pull his taser, the man in the white T-shirt hit the other person three more times in the head with the ashlight. The deputy went on to state that the man was hitting the other person so hard "... it sounded like someone hitting a tree with a wooden baseball bat." Deputy Kibler stated that he ordered the man to stop, but the man ignored the orders. The deputy then red his taser and struck the man in the right arm and right side, which reportedly caused him to drop the ashlight. The man, later identi ed as Hollinghurst, was then placed in handcuffs. At that point the deputy went to the victim and was then able to see that it was a woman, whose face and head were covered with blood. The victim was taken to the Raulerson Hospital emergency room. Deputy Kibler said both of her eyes were black and blue, the socket of her right eye appeared to be broken and she had a 1-inch cut on the right side of her head that required stitches. The argument allegedly started after Hollinghurst asked the victim to move some things around in the home. Later, when he came home, he got mad because he didn't like what she had done, stated the report. The victim reportedly told the deputy that when Hollinghurst started hitting her he told her if he was going to jail it was going to be for a good reason. After that, she had no memory of what happened, added Deputy Kibler. Woman beaten with ashlight; man charged in alleged attack Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaDouglas Tillery, the new Okeechobee County Building Of cial, comes to the county from a similar position with the City of Lake Mary. David Hollinghurst

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Okee-Tantie The board of county commissioners are s upposed to be business people. Apparently t hey do not have any sense when it comes t o an opportunity to make improvements to t he park. I guess you don’t have to have any c ommon sense to be a commissioner. No w onder we are in trouble.  I think it is a shame that the county c ommission decided to close the OkeeT antie campground instead of x it up and t urn it into a pro table campground. Obviously there were problems. They should have xed them instead of shutting the place down. It will hurt the local economy because t he people who used to come down and c amp there will now have to go somewhere else. Why were the only options considered t o lease it out or close it. Why not nd out w hat the problems were and x them? Did t hey bother to talk to the campers and nd out their views? Could a different park manager have made it pro table or at least break even? Did they even consider that option?Random drug testing at OHS?In the story about the problem with the s ynthetic marijuana or “spice” in the Sunday paper, it mentioned they are considering random drug testing at the high school. I am all for keeping drugs out of the schools, b ut is the situation so bad that random drug t esting is needed? As for the “spice,” since t he drug dealers have found a way to get around the law by continually changing the mix of ingredients, I think it is up to the community to drive it out of town by boycotting t he stores that sell the poison. This stuff is v ery dangerous and the store owners have t o know the kids are smoking it. It can cause b rain damage. It can even be fatal. Any store owner who continues to sell “spice” obviously does not care about anything except his or her own greed.  Would you like your privacy infringed upon? I don’t think so.  Test the students or the teachers?  Where’s the money going to come from?  It might cut out some of the drug use if they never know when or who will be tested.  There is nothing wrong with drug testing teachers and students. Then again, you might lose half the population of the school. This way you can get help for them before it’s to late. I’d rather my tax money go to this than on research on cow manure.  Take the “extra” money that’s lying around and give it to the teachers. Quit trying to nd other uses for it.  Why not test? The students will one day enter the work force and will be subject to testing. And if they go to college on a sports scholarship they get tested then.Tax the wealthy Now that times are tough, people want to blame those who have more. They ought to be blaming themselves for making foolish choices. They can also blame the government for allowing them to become so dependent on programs that they’ve forgotten how to help themselves. They can also blame the government for putting so many obstacles in the way of those who would work for themselves if there weren’t so many permits, fees and regulations standing in the way. How have we become so dependent on government to tell us how to live our lives that in some places we can be ned for growing a tomato plant on the porch? Why do we need to get a permit to protect our very lives in our own homes? It’s the government which has taken over every aspect of our lives—not those who just happen to have more. Why have we allowed things to get so out of hand? We didn’t give a hoot what they were doing because we were busy eating, drinking and making merry when times were good.  You do understand that it was a lack of regulation that helped lead to the current economic crisis, right?Mosquito virus Okeechobeans, get active in your communities and demand the county and/or city starts spraying the vast areas of water and vegetation infested with mosquitoes. Okeechobee has the largest body of water in the South and to my knowledge nothing has been done so far to control the large swarms of mosquitoes breeding here despite the West Nile outbreak. Is the county/city waiting for a resident to become infected with this virus before prevention methods are implemented to save lives? Prepare to voteAs Supervisor of Elections for Okeechobee County, I know the Election Of ce’s hours of work and due diligence in preparing for the upcoming election will help in delivering a successful election for the citizens of Okeechobee County for this Nov. 6, Presidential Election. I strongly urge voters to do some preparation of their own to be prepared for this election so their voting experience goes smoothly. For the rst time in Okeechobee history, voters will be issued a two-page ballot with races and amendments on both sides of the two pages. There are 11 proposed amendments to the state constitution and some of the amendments are very long. Because the ballot is lengthy, I anticipate lines at the polls on Election Day. It is very important for voters to be familiar with the amendments before they go vote. A sample ballot is available at voteokeechobee.com on a homepage link. Also, a sample ballot will be mailed to all registered voters. A link to the Collins Center, collinscenter.org, a non-partisan, non-pro t organization is available at voteokeechobee.com. The Collins Center does an outstanding job of providing information on the amendments from an objective perspective. Voting on November 6th will take longer than it usually does on Election Day. For those who will have time constraints on Election Day, or unable to stand for periods of time, I recommend they consider a vote-bymail ballot which can be ordered by calling 863-763-4014 or online at our website. Earl y Voting, at the historic courthouse, is anothe r option that voters may want to consider. Th e dates for Early Voting are Saturday, Oct. 27 – Saturday, Nov. 3 with the weekend hours (including Sunday) from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and the weekday hours from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. If you are voting at the polls on Election Day, please remember that there are ne w locations for most precincts. The numbe r of polling places was reduced because o f the recent legislative redistricting and to save money. If you have any question abou t where you vote, please call the Election Ofce (863-763-4014), click Where to Vote? on our website, or look at your sample ballo t which will list you precinct number by you r name and address. You must be registered to vote by Oct. 9, to be quali ed to vote in the Nov. 6, Presidential Election. If you are unsure if you ar e registered, please immediately contact th e Election Of ce at 873-763-4014. With prope r preparation and three voting options available—vote-by-mail, early voting, or at th e polls on Election Day—you can exercise on e of the greatest freedoms given to all Americans that is guaranteed by the Constitution and the sacri ce of others. Sincerely, Gwen Chandler October 3, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter 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! October Blood DrivesWhile many Okeechobee residents will wait for The Blood Roundup, Nov. 17, 18, to donate, some may have their donation schedules preset. If that is the case with you, here are the upcoming dates when you can donate blood and help save lives:  Saturday, Oct. 20 – Bene t drive at the Eagle’s Lodge on 441SE, 2–6 p.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Okeechobee Correctional Institute, 2:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Thursday, Oct. 25 – SFWMD Field Of ce, 1–5 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. 27 – Wal Mart, 11 a.m. 4 p.m.Relay for Life kickoff celebration plannedEveryone is invited to join the Relay for Life group at Lunker’s Sports Grill on Thursday, Oct. 11, to help kick off our 2013 Relay for Life year. The theme for this year’s event is “All-Star Relay: Scoring Against Cancer” so wear your favorite sports memorabilia and join the fun. If you are interested in nding out more information related to joining this wonderful cause on any level please contact Missy Fipps 863-634-8674 or Lacey Summerall 863-634-7765.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012 gest running long distance hike in Florida. In recent years, participants completing the entire hike have ranged in age from 9 to 92 years old. Anyone in reasonably good health is welcome to join us in enjoying the outdoors and making new friends. Campgrounds or motels and meals for those requiring them are at the hiker’s expense. O f special interest is Thanksgiving Dinner at the historic Clewiston Inn. For complete information contact Paul Cummings at Cummingsps@att.net or write to him at 9887 Cross Pine Court, Lake Worth or call 561-963-9906. HIKEContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee, a wild and scenic waterway which courses through prairie, cypress swamps, and marshes one of which is known locally as Cowbone Marsh. The ght to maintain the public’s right to use Fisheating Creek began in 1989, when Lykes felled cypress trees across the creek’s navigation channel and posted “No Trespassing” signs claiming that the creek was not navigable. After several rounds of litigation by conservationists and the state, a jury concluded that Fisheating Creek is navigable, effectively ordering Lykes to stop blocking boaters from using the creek. Much of the dispute concerned whether there was an historic, navigable channel in the cypress swamps and marshes formerly used by boaters. In its ling on Tuesday in the state’s Division of Administrative Hearings, Earthjustice is representing Save Our Creeks and the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida. Those two groups were plaintiffs in the lengthy legal battle with Lykes that ended with a landmark victory for boaters’ rights in Florida. The current controversy resulted when Lykes claimed that the state was improperly handling a marsh channel restoration project, states the Earthjustic release. After intense lobbying, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection reversed itself and announced the plan to use $3 million in taxpayer money to build roads and “staging areas” across the marsh so that several hundred dump trucks can transport sand into the creek bed. According to the Cowbone Marsh Cut Restoration Plan published by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, “Cowbone Marsh is a freshwater marsh system located between open owway portions of Fisheating Creek in central Glades County and is contained within the 40-milelong, 18,272-acre Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area. The marsh transects Fisheating Creek eight miles upstream of the Creek’s mouth at the western shore of Lake Okeechobee. The marsh is located approximately six miles east of US27 and six miles west of SR78 near Lakeport. It is bordered b y a cypress slough system upstream, and an open grassy alluvial system characterized b y oxbows downstream. “In April 2010 to comply with the Settlement Agreement requirement to maintain and enhance navigation along Fisheating Creek, FWC utilized an Agitator to shred vegetation through Cowbone Marsh along the route depicted in the 1929 USACE surve y map,” the plan states. “The state of Florid a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and subsequently the USACE determined this work to be dredging and issued emergency orders to halt the work. The USACE referred enforcement to the United States Environmental Protection Agenc y (EPA). In accordance with orders issued b y these various agencies, FWC immediatel y constructed a temporary weir and has since constructed six check dams. “The FWC’s preferred restoration alternative was to reinforce and/or install additional check dams and allow the cut to re ll and re-vegetate naturally. However the chec k dams have required maintenance and have not satisfactorily addressed concerns related to a preferential ow path remaining within the marsh. Therefore, FWC has continued to work with USACE, EPA, DEP and SFWMD to develop methodologies to return the cut area to as close as pre-impact conditions as possible and practical by back lling,” the plan states. “The state’s plan is ridiculous,” said Rhonda Roff of Save Our Creeks. “Are the y seriously thinking that the public will bu y their argument that the best way to protect this wild and scenic waterway is to ll it in with 50 million pounds of sand?” “We think this is a political giveaway to the Lykes Brothers and a real snub to the public,” Ms. Roff said. “Maybe they didn’t think anyone was paying attention. The fact is, people have a legal right to use this waterway.” CREEKContinued From Page 1 Masonic Lodge BreakfastThe Okeechobee Masonic Lodge is serving breakfast on Sunday Morning, Oct. 7 from 8 to 11 a.m. The menu consists of eggs, bacon, grits, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee. The price is $6, Carry outs are available. Breakfast is server every other Sunday. The proceeds go to local Masonic charities.Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Bryant Culpepper on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m.–noon, and will be held in the meeting room at the Lodge at the Lake Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott, Okeechobee. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. Relay for Life Kickoff celebration plannedPlease come and join us at Lunker’s Sports Grill on Thursday, Oct. 11 to help kick off our 2013 Relay for Life year. The theme for this year’s event is All-Star Relay Scoring Against Cancer so wear your favorite sports memorabilia and join the fun. If you are interested in nding out more information related to joining this wonderful cause on any level, please contact Missy Fipps 863634-8674 or Lacey Summerall 863-634-7765.ELKS Lodge to hold October meetingELKS Lodge #2871 will meet on Oct 11 7 p.m., at the VFW So Locate on Hwy 441 South in Treasure Island. A nnual Boots and Pearls Gala plannedHospice of Okeechobee’s Boots and Pearls Dinner Dance will be held on Oct. 12 at the KOA Convention Center. The evening activities begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, a live and silent auction and dancing to the music of “Chris MacArthur and the Florida Cracker Boys.” Tickets can be purchased at Eli’s Western wear or by calling Hospice at 863-467-2321.Martha’s House presents Purple and White NightLet’s have a fun night featuring T.J. and the Cruisers Rock and Roll Revue. Wear your Purple and White on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post, #10539, Okeechobee. A dmission is just $15. For tickets, please call 863-763-2893.B.R.A.T. hosts Teen DanceCome and join the October edition of the B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7 until 10 p.m. ‘Tweens and teens ages 12-16 are invited. Enjoy pizza, soda, chips, games and entertainment all for $7 admission. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Rockin’ Rod Car Show setThe ARC of Okeechobee will host the Okeechobee Rockin’ Rod Car Show and Swap Meet on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This car show will be at the Philippine American Cultural Foundation, 5154 SW 16th Avenue in Okeechobee. They are looking for vendors and sponsors. For more information, check out the website www. okeechobeerockinrodshow.com or contact event chair, Sid Estrada at 863-610-0515, Jeannie Bramlett at 863-261-6594, or event consultant, Chris McArthur at 863-697-8721.‘True Lies’ assembly addresses teen issuesThe True Lies assembly features Phil Chalmers, leading authority on Juvenile Homicides and other teen destructive behaviors, will be visiting Okeechobee schools in October. Phil will be talking about topics such as bullying, crime prevention, teen violence and substance abuse. Also appearing with Mr. Chalmers is rap artist LG Wise, who will be performing his song, “Tonight” which is featured on YouTube. Mr. Chalmers and Mr. Wise will be at Osceola Middle School on Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. for a program open to the community. This presentation is brought to the community by the Okeechobee Children’s Services Council and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. The event is hosted by the Okeechobee County School District.FFA hosts annual clay shootOkeechobee FFA Alumni Annual Sporting Clay Shoot at Quail Creek Plantation on Oct. 20 Registration is at 9:30 a.m. The shoot starts at 10 a.m. Contact information: 863-467-8696 or okeechobeeffaalumni@ gmail.com. All proceeds bene t our local FFA Chapters. Helping shape our youth into tomorrows’ leaders!Okeechobee Political ForumA political forum will be held Oct. 22 in the Osceola Middle School Gymnasium, 825 S.W. 28th Street, from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Candidates for U.S. Representative District 17, State Senator District 21, State Representative District 55, District Court of Appeal Distrist 4, Okeechobee City Council, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections, Okeechobee County Property Appraiser, Okeechobee County Sheriff and Okeechobee County Commission District 1 are invited. OHS Reunion planned setThe Okeechobee High School Class of 1973 Reunion is planned for Oct. 26 and 27. On Oct. 26, the group will meet at the Homecoming game at the north end of the bleechers. At 9 p.m. they will meet at Kahootz for those who want to attend. On Oct. 27, they will meet at Lunkers at 5:30 p.m. for socializing and dinner. Any questions can be directed to email at okeechobee73@hotmail.com or call Vickie at 864-828-2083 or Nancy at 863-467-1565. Community Events Okeechobee High School Homecoming is Friday, Oct. 26 and the OHS Class of 2003 will be celebrating their 10 Year Reunion. Thursday, Oct. 25, is the parade, and the class is invited to join in on the class oat. Friday, Oct. 26, is the Homecoming game, and the class will watch the slideshow in the cafeteria prior to the game. The Reunion will be held at Hammerheads (202 NE 7th Ave, on Taylor Creek) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The cost is $20 at the door and includes a private party with appetizers, music, dancing and a cash bar. For more information, visit facebook. com/OkeechobeeHighSchool2003 or email Kristin Larson Hamilton at k.larson@ yahoo.com. OHS Class of 2003 Reunion set for October

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 John ‘Johnny’ Thomas, 74OKEECHOBEE — John “Johnny” Thomas died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at home ending a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in St. Cloud, Fla. and moved to Okeechobee as a young man in 1958. Johnny enjoyed participating in rodeos and calf roping. He treasured his time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On Oct. 5, 2012, he and his wife Delores w ould have celebrated their 57th wedding anniv ersary. Johnny is survived by his wife, Delores; son, Donny “Duke” (Lynn) Thomas; daughter, Darlene Stokes, both of Okeechobee; ve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, V ance Thomas of Lady Lake, Fla., Ronnie Thomas of Ona, Fla.; sisters, Sue (Frank) Marsh of Okeechobee, Dottie (Jimmy) Crutch eld of Birmingham, Ala., Patty (Kenny) Burdick of St. Cloud, Fla., and Jackie Carter of Okeechobee. The family will hold a Celebration of Life for J ohnny at their home on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at 4 p.m. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Johnny’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to w ww.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Juan ‘Johnny’ Suarez, Sr., 67OKEECHOBEE — Juan “Johnny” Suarez, Sr. passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 5, 1945, in Edcouch, Texas to Emilio and Anita Suarez. Mr. Suarez had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1957, coming from Texas and was a member of the Calvary Chapel Church. He loved his family and enjoyed taking care of his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; two children, Sylvia Suarez and Emilio Suarez; four brothers, Emilio Suarez, Ernesto Urbina, Jose Suarez, Esteban Suarez; and sister, Carmen Solis. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Elia Suarez; sons, Juan Suarez, Joe Suarez (Leah) all of Okeechobee; daughter, Dina Hampton (Darrell) of Okeechobee; brother, Benito; sisters, Aurora, Lupe and Rosa; grandchildren, Juan (J.R.), Elia, Gloria, Dustin, Sylvia, Austin, Katarina, Nicolas, Cristian, Houston, Mathew, Brandon and many more loving family members. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. and the service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. Pastor Fred Klasper will be of ciating and interment will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Louise ‘Weezie’ Bickel, 64OKEECHOBEE — Louise “Weezie” Bickel passed away Sept. 28, 2012, in Okeechobee. She was born Aug. 25, 1948 in Miami, Fla. She came to Okeechobee from Hialeah in 1984. She loved her cats dearly. Mrs. Bickel married Sig Bickel in 2009; they had been together since 1986. Mrs. Bickel was preceded in death by her sister, Joanne Weatherholt; mother, Mabel Jones; and father, John Jones. She is survived by her husband, Sig Bickel of Okeechobee; three brothers, John Jones (Elsie) of Deland, Raymond Jones (Pat) of Ft. Myers and Lawrence Jones (Debbie) all of Deland; two stepchildren, Melissa Bickel of Oakland, Calif. and Troy Bickel (Penny) of Okeechobee; four grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews; and loving cat, Andrew. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Nick Hopkins of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may sign the guest book at: www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Tyler Scott Van Balveren, 21OKEECHOBEE — Tyler Scott Van Balveren, passed away suddenly on Sept. 23, 2012 at the age of 21 years, 6 months, and 14 days. Tyler was born on March 9, 1991, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Tyler was a graduate of the Seminole Ridge Community High School, and he moved to Palm Coast in May, coming from West Palm Beach, Fla. He enjoyed hunting, shing, and motorcycles. Tyler is survived by his father, Gregg Van Balveren of Palm Coast, Fla.; mother, Lisa Hudson and husband Barry o f Okeechobee; two brothers, Michael Van Balveren of Fairbanks, Ak., and Mathis Van Balveren of Leesburg, Fla; two sisters, Desiree Van Balveren of Las Vegas, Nev., and Christa Holland and husband Joel of Lake Elsinore, Calif; paternal grandparents, Peter and Elaine Van Balveren of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Harrison of Okeechobee; three nephews, Anthony, Seth, and Mason Holland o f Lake Elisinore, Calif; and many extended famil y and friends. Tyler was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John Harrison; and his maternal great-grandfather, Freeman Kincaid. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.HeritageDaytona.com. All arrangements are under the care of Heritage Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Port Orange, FL. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012 View obituaries from the past month at Obituaries can be emailed to o bits@newszap.com. View them onl ine at orida.newszap.com Healthy Start Coalition announces meetingThe 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 Avenue 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. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For more information about the Coalition please contact Executive Director, Kay Begin at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877. V SO phone number changedThe telephone number for the Okeechobee County Veterans’ Services Of ce has changed to 863-763-6441 extension 5. The fax number will is 863-763-0118. Farm Bureau to hold annual membership meetingOkeechobee County Farm Bureau Annual Membership Meeting is being held Thursday, Oct. 4 from 68 p.m. at the Civic Center on Hwy 98N. 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.Equine therapy for veteransWinston Churchill said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” We are looking for veterans who would be interested in joining us to groom, lead and ride horses. We understand how much a veteran can bene t from this interaction. This service is free of charge and here in Okeechobee. If you are interested, please call Bobbi by Friday, Oct. 5 at 863-467-2614. Eagles North announces upcoming eventsOn Friday, Oct. 5, Eagles North is having steak night with music by Steven. On Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. the club will host card BINGO; Tuesday. Oct. 9, BINGO at 1 p.m.; Wednesday. Oct 11, BINGO at 4:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the F.O.E. 413 community Bene t fund 9985 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee.‘Fun day’ to help injured teenA bene t fun day fundraiser is set to help the Kaleb “Fred” Langdale family with medical expenses. The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Chalo Nitka Grounds in Moore Haven and will include lots of fun activities including food, contests, entertainment and more. There will be something for everyone A web site at www.gofundme.com has been set up for donations. The goal is to raise $100,000. A link to the site and other news about Fred Langdale can be found on the Glades County Democrat page on facebook. com. Putt for a Cure tournament plannedThe Relay for Life Honey Do’er’s Team and Dream Team will host a best ball gol f tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. All proceeds bene t the American Cancer Society. Fee for 4-man team: $200, Hole Sponsorship: $100. The team will have 50/50 and rafe tickets. If you have any questions about participants, sponsorship, or donation of a raf e item please call Lawrence Fipps 863801-0901 or Missy Fipps at 863-634-8674.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. The location is C. Scott Driver Park. 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.” Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PARTY ROOM FOR RENTTHE AMERICAN LEGION HAS A LARGE ROOM {2} FOR RENT FOR WEDDINGS, SWEET 16, BIRTHDAYS OR HOLIDAYS. CONTACT THE LEGION AT 763-2950 FOR RENTAL DETAILS. Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Hwy 98 N Okeechobee(Next to Livestock Market) 33RD ANNUAL CHICK GIVE-A-WAYCUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS!Walpole Feed & Supply Co.763-6905 HUGE SAVINGS plus FREE CHICKS to our VALUED CUSTOMERS!Friday, Oct. 19th & Saturday, Oct. 20th 7 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Because a headlight was out on his 2002 black Chevrolet Tahoe, an Okeechobee man found himself arrested and booked into the county jail on a felony drug traf cking charge. John David Meara, 36, N.E. 11th Lane, w as arrested Friday, Sept. 28, on a felony charge of traf cking in methamphetamine and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on $51,000 bond. Jail records indicate he was released Sept. 29 on bond. Meara was stopped by Deputy Matthew Grumbling, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), around 8:24 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of N.E. 18th Terrace. The deputy said the passenger-side headlight on the Tahoe was not working. The deputy went on to state that as he was speaking with Meara about his license being suspended since June 1, the man appeared to be very nervous and avoided making eye contact with the deputy. Deputy Grumbling asked Meara if he could search the sports utility vehicle, but Meara denied the request. By this time OCSO Deputy Brian Cross and his K-9 Barco had arrived on the scene. According to the report, while performing an exterior sniff of the Tahoe the K-9 gave a positive alert. During a search of the vehicle 14 grams of suspected meth, a small spoon and three cotton swabs were found in the roof liner behind the dome light. When eld tested, the suspected substance gave a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. Deputy Grumbling went on to point out that Meara had $1,260 in cash in his pocket. A local narcotics detective said methamphetamine sells for $150 per gram, meaning the drug allegedly found in Meara's vehicle had a total value of around $2,100. Besides the criminal charges, Deput y Grumbling also issued Meara traf c citations for driving while license suspended without knowledge and for the faulty headlight. The report went on to state that the Tahoe was seized for further investigation. Faulty headlight leads to felony drug arrest John David Meara The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County S heriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida H ighway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Michelle Ann Smith, 44, S.W. Sixth A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 28 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of worthless check (eight counts). Her bond w as set at $4,000. Matthew M. Hair, 12, N.E. Ninth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 28 by Deputy Keith Murrish on a juvenile take and hold warrant charging him with the felony of sexual battery on a child under 12 by a perpetrator under 18. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. Donald Nettles, 46, N.W. 98th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 28 by Deputy Paul Jackson on felony charges of burglary of a structure and dealing in stolen property. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond was set at $10,500. Robert Aponte, 30, N.W. Ninth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 29 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $500. Kiel Evans Jumper, 29, Okeechobee, w as arrested Sept. 29 by Deputy Max Waldron on a Broward County warrant charging him with the felonies of kidnapping/in ict bodily harm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery. His bond was set at $75,000. Richard Kevin Bass, 47, S.R. 70 E., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 29 by Deputy Joseph Hall on a felony charge of failure to appear eeing or eluding a law enforcement of cer and a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear driving while license suspended with knowledge. He is being held without bond. Dawn A. Rubino, 28, N.E. First St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 by Deputy Fred Bradley on an Okeechobee County warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (two counts), and the misdemeanor of violation of probation disorderly conduct, violation of probation petit theft and violation of probation possession of marijuana. She is being held without bond. James Henry Schock, 27, N.W. Seventh Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a felony charge of dealing in stolen property and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond was set at $5,500 on those charges. He was later arrested by Deputy Marcus Collier on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation petit theft. He is being held without bond on that charge. Cole Anthony Underhill, 29, N.W. 33rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 1 by the OCSO Street Crimes Unit on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with giving false information to a pawnbroker. His bond was set at $5,000. Michelle Meeks, 39, S.R. 78 W., Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with failure to appear food stamp fraud. She is being held without bond. Okeechobee Arrest Report Tommy Joe Henderson Jr., 47, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy Justin Akins on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation sale of a narcotic and the misdemeanor of violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held without bond. Andrew Logan Wheeler, 17, S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of a conveyance and petit theft, and a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. His bond was set at $5,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed.

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Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will host a City-Wide Family Revival at Okeechobee Freshman Campus Auditorium on Oct. 10, 11, 12, at 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor Maurice Alexander will of ciate. For more information, please call 561628-8551. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., will have a free family movie night, Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. The movie "October Baby" will be shown. The message that every life is beautiful is also one of forgiveness and healing. The public is invited. 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. Oakview Baptist Church invites children to our new Awana Club. Our Awana Club includes children from Kindergarten to 5th 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 NE 14th Avenue, Okeechobee. All funds go to support our soup kitchen. Call Crystal Harris for more information at 863-612-6395. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God's message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers We are pledged to operate our newspaper as a public trust. Fairness is extremely important to us. We admit our errors promptly and we dont buryŽ the corrections. (If error appears on the front page, thats where we print the correction.) Sometimes people dont like what has been written about them. In those cases, we offer a right to replyŽ and allow them to tell their own side of the story. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 8 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012 A rea churches plan special programs Share your news and photos for this column by email to okeenews @ newsza p .comPlaces ofWorship Chamber offers Victim Awareness classThe Chamber of Commerce will host a "Refuse to be a Victim¨" crime prevention seminar on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the chamber building. This class is designed primarily for women by the National Ri e Association to provide common sense information geared toward awareness and avoidance of criminal attack. The class will be conducted by Laurinda Garner who is a certi ed NRA instructor. The cost of the class is $35 which includes the workbook and the instruction on carjacking prevention, self-defense training options and other helpful hints for personal security. To sign up for this class, you can access the chamber web site at www.okeechobeebusiness.com. Click on the event calendar, search for Oct. 20, then click on register on-line. You may pay via credit card on-line or via cash or check prior to the date of the class. For information or assistance in signing up, call Mariah at 863-467-6246.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY HOUSEHOLD AMNESTY DAY! HAZARDOUS WASTE SATURDAY, OCT. 6 th 9:00 AM 12:00 NOON VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY 306 N.W. 9TH Ave., Okeechobee • FREE DROP OFF •To Okeechobee County ResidentsPaints, Pesticides, Chemicals, Solvents, Brake Fluid, Pool Chemicals, Batteries, Cleaning Supplies, Used Oil, Oil Filters, Mercury Bulbs, Mercury Containing Devises and unknown Chemicals; Ni-Cad and Lead Acid Batteries; Tires (4 tires ONLY)Per Household). NO Propane Tanks. NO Electronics For More Information, Contact Solid Waste Dept. at 763-1811 9 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary for the week of September 17-21. They are: Alison Denton, Ariya Billie, LeKazihah Davis, Jose Guevara Herrera, Sorrel Faircloth, Isabella Puga, Dusty Jernigan, Chase Hill, Alexzavia Jackson, Brett Shockley, Joshua Viray, Mason Boney, Brice Anuez, Jael Gomez, McKenzie Powers, Kayla Vasquez, Tristin Powers, Matthew Nguyen, Vanessa Gomez, Janelle Castro and Denisse Garcia. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMStudents of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Sept. 21: Justin Ray, Clayton Wolf, Karina Baltazar, Sherly’n Salgado, Iris Celestino, Heidi Garcia-Reyes, Salatiel Castaneda, Regan Downing, Janelly Gomez, Julitza Urbina-Urieta, Letisia Guerrero, Cassidy Tyson, Carlos Hernandez, Brianna Pelayo, Willow Ellette, Nosirrah Ernest, Carmen Betancourt, Adam Moore, Miganella Ernest, Jayda Carrera, Briseida Medina, Martin Mederos, Anthony Jimenez, Olivia Grif n, Leo Pascarella, Jesse Cooper, Ana Sanchez and Michael Bobrowski. In order to ensure that all of the youth in Okeechobee can have a safe and healthy Halloween experience, Okeechobee Main Street, along with the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, the Okeechobee County Commissioners and the City of Okeechobee Police Department are planning a special evening on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Agri-Civic Center. Okeechobee Main Street is seeking businesses, clubs, churches and organizations to sponsor booths, donate candy and help with the event. If you would like to help, contact Cindy Birdashaw, at Okeechobee Main Street, 111 N.E. Second St., call 863-357-MAIN (6246) or e-mail okms2009@embarqmail. com. Information is also available online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.net. Okeechobee Main Street plans Halloween party

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee swim teams celebrated senior day as they hosted their nal home swim meet of the year Monday when they hosted John Carroll and Port St. Lucie and w on in impressive fashion. Okeechobee took the boys meet 103-39 over Port St. Lucie and 95-58 over John Carroll. The Lady Brahmans won 114-31 over Port St. Lucie and overwhelmed the Lady Rams 109-10. Highlights for the Brahman boys team included victories in the 200 freestyle by Brandon Ball, the 200 individual medley by Dalton Hodges, the 50 freestyle by Trey Howard, the 100 butter y Will Castillo, the 100 freestyle Ball, and the 500 free Nathanael Bean. The 200 medley relay team of Danny Usry, Michael Muros, Castillo and Hodges w ere victorious in 2:19.17. The 200 freestyle relay team of Muros, Castillo, Ball and Hodges won in 1:52.71. Okeechobee took rst and second in the 400 freestyle relay as Lucas Penido, Castillo, Ball and Hodges took rst and the team of Bean, Cameron Whitlock, Usry and Howard took second place. Hodges is the only senior boy on the Brahman swim team this year. Penido took second in 500 freestyle; Muros took second in 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. Usry took third in 100 backstroke. Byrd took third in 100 breaststroke. The Lady Brahmans got victories from Hunter Bosworth in the 200 free, Aubrie Reister in the 200 individual medley, Bosworth again in the 100 butter y, Katie VanBeek in the 100 free and the 100 breaststroke, Sage Douglas in the 500 free and Cheyenne Lusk in the 100 backstroke. Okeechobee won every race with the exception of the 50 freestyle. Courtney Murphy nished second in that event. The 200 medley relay team of Reister, VanBeek, Murphy and Jordan Bolan won in 2:31.78. They outdistanced their teammates of McLaren Neresa, Macy Gamiotea, Billie Levitt and April Hogenkamp by 24 seconds. The 200 freestyle relay of Alicia Santos, Lexi Manson, Amber Walker and Douglas nished in rst place in a time of 2:13.98. Okeechobee also nished second with the team of Gamiotea, Cheyenne Lusk, Leavitt, and DJ Nunez. The 400 freestyle relay team of Reister, Bosworth, Bolan and VanBeek nished in 4:38.70. Okeechobee also nished second behind the relay team of Maddie Bean, Neresa, Brittany Agnew and Trisha Lara. Walker took second in 200 freestyle. Nunez took second in 200 individual relay. Santos took second in 100 butter y. Bolan took second in 100 freestyle. Bean too k second in 100 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Manson took second in 100 backstroke. Gamiotea took second in the 100 breaststroke. Hogenkamp took third in the 50 freestyle. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Last Day to Register: Tuesday, October 9 Last Day to Register: Tuesday, October 9 Early vote October 27 th November 3 rdSaturdays & Sunday 9am 3pm Weekdays • 8am 6pmAvoid Long Lines... Vote by Mail!2-Page Ballot • 11 Constitutional Amendments Are you “Election Ready” for 2012? Would you like to receive your ballot by mail? Has your address changed? Has your name changed? Do you need to update your signature? Call the Okeechobee County Elections O ce at 763.4014 or visit www.voteokeechobee.com Check Your Voter Status! Gwen Chandler, Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Rm 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 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. 10 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012 OHS swimmers swamp John Carroll and PSL Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Winners for Sept. 28 included: rst place winner Rocky Carbia; second place winner Dan Birdashaw; and, third place winner Vern Johnson. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOkeechobee swim team members (left to right) Lexi Manson, Sage Douglas, (captain), Macy Gamiotea, (captain), Amber Walker and coach Steve Neafsey. Standing in the back is senior swimmer Dalton Hodges. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDanny Usry helped the boys swim team sweep Port St. Lucie and John Carroll on Monday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAubrie Reister was among the Lady Brahmans who won races in impressive fashion on Monday.

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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 11 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012 The Taylor Creek Bass Club held their September monthly tournament on Lake Okeechobee at Harney Pond where local sherman Keith Chamberlin took top honors. Chamberlin brought to the scales a total weight of 15.74 lbs. for rst place. In second place was Arlen Cook with total 9.87 lbs Chamberlin also won the Big Fish award with his 6.98-lb. bucketmouth. Les Tory took third place win with a total weight of 9.71 lbs. That was followed by a tie with Jim Pippin and Byron Chastain in fourth place with 9.61 lbs. each. The team Richard Stiglitz and Keith Chamberlin won the team top weight Calcutta. The Taylor Creek Bass Club meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 on the second Thursday of each month. Tournaments are held the following weekend. New boaters and (especially) non-boaters are welcome. For information call Dave Stout at 863-467-2255. The club also sponsors and presents the annual Lee McAllister Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival. Taylor Creek Bass Club hosts September tourne y Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCKeith Chamberlin took top spot with total weight of 13.74 lbs. and the Big Fish award with his 6.98lb. largemouth. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCJim Pippin and Byron Chastain were tied for the fourth place spot with 9.61lbs total weight each. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCTaylor Creek Bass Club angler Les Tory took third with his total weight of 9.71 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ TCBCArlen Cook took second place with a total weight of 9.87 lbs. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to announce that they will be issuing permits for two wild hog hunts on Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, west of U.S. 27. The two hog control hunts will be on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28. Twenty ve permits will be issued for each hunt. Permits will be available on a rst-come, rstserved basis to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permit distribution will take place at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the FEC Campground in Palmdale on Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. Individuals must be present to receive a permit. Permittees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size or bag limit. The use of dogs is prohibited. Firearms will be limited to a shotgun with #1 buckshot or larger. For additional information you may contact the Fisheating Creek WMA of ce at 863-946-1194. FWC announces plans for wild hog hunt

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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 863.357.0039 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including MedicaidBy Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. 12 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideThe area’s premiere medical and health information resource(863) 763-3134 • okeeadsales@newszap.com To feature your business in this informative section, contact a sales representative today YOU ASKED FOR IT! YOU ASKED FOR IT!Look for the puzzles near the Classifieds section Now featuring Sudoku and the Crossword Puzzle in every edition of the 13 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeRegistered Pharmacy Technician needed Call evenings (863)634-9331 Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time Full Time Maintenance Helper We are seeking a responsible person to assist in building and equipment repair and maintenance for a fresh packing facility. General mechanical ability and aptitude required. Hours include some weekend and exible shift time. Some lifting, manual dexterity and good work habits required. Bi Lingual helpful and must have reliable transportation. Please fax resume to: 863-692-0100 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. 863-763-9383 TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED CLASS ACDL WITH HAZMAT AND TANKER ENDORSEMENT REQUIRED APPLY WITHIN AT: DIAMOND R FERTILIZER 710 NE 5TH AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop Off Lease Overstocked GX620 3.4 ghz 64b w/ at screen Just $99 Kids computers just $50 Call 239-247-4839 to reserve one. Pets/SuppliesBlue Pit Bull female, 10 weeks old, wormed 1st shots. Mother is razor edge blood line. Asking $200.00 Call 863-532-2142 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 BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784. EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. ApartmentsMotel 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 OAK LAKE APTS 2 BR, 1 BA, $700 mo. 1st and last. 863-447-1203 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK 1br. Condo on ground oor with utilities included. Unfurnished. Pool access. $750 month. Many units to choose from. (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. Available Nov. 1st Large 3/2/2 CBS Home C/A/H on 2 acres. $1,200.00 month, rst & security. Call 863-214-4525 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Houses RentCBS Home 3/2 with a den and car garage. $1050 a month. (954) 303-9804. FOR 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 House for rent 3/2 with garage, NO PETS. $1,100/monthly, 1st and last required. 2874 NW 33rd Ave. Basswood. Call Rafael 561-683-9754 Okeechobee 2 Br./1 Ba., W/D hookup, lawn serv., Non smkg. Envrnmt. Small pets ok. $700/mo. 1st, last, & $300 security. Call 941-504-3954. OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. ON RIM CANAL Modern brick w/tile, 3BR, 2.5 BA, boat dock. $850/mo. Call 772-359-1640. Office Space RentDowntown OkeechobeeOf ce Space starting at $350. 1200 Sq. Ft. Store Front also available. Park Street Of ce Suites (863)634-7622 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lots SaleLot For Sale in Playland Park 150 sq ft lot,corner of 46th Ave. and 18th St. $9,000 or best offer call for further information. 863-261-4197 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 One mans trash is another mans treasure. 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Mobile Home RentLovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. Just 15 minutes from Okeechobee and 1 1/2 mile from Kissimmee River boat ramp. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 Okee3bd/1.5ba on the water $850/mo, 1bd cottage $450/mo, 1bd MH w/ detached CBS 2 room on 1/4 acre $475/ mo, 2bd/1ba MH $450/mo. 1st & sec. some include water. Call 561-346-4692 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes New Homes at $39,900 $5K for your used mobile home, 3 New models, 1, 100-2, 400 SQ FT 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 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 $6,900 O.B.O 863-634-8331 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the Tallahassee Of ce until 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, for Proposal ID T1521 in Okeechobee County. The improvements under this contract consist of base work, paved shoulders, guardrail and signing and pavement markings on Everglades Blvd. Budget Estimate $116,150.00. A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for this project. Complete letting advertisement information is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/cc-admin/Letting_Project_Info.shtm or by calling (850) 414-4000. 427400 ON 10/3,10/2012 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 427817 ON 10/3/2012 PROCLAMATION NOTICE OF GENERAL CITY ELECTIONS CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 6, 2012 WHEREAS under and by virtue of the provisions of the Charter of the City of Okeechobee, and Florida State Law, it is the duty of the Mayor to proclaim and call General City Elections at the time and manner provided therein; and WHEREAS proclaiming General City Elections shall be issued at least 90 days prior to the date of the holding of such election, by an Elections Proclamation, signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk; and WHEREAS the Elections Proclamation shall specify the of ce to be lled, the cause of the vacancy of such of ce, and the date of the expiration of the terms of such of ce; and WHEREAS the City Clerk shall publish the Elections Proclamation in the local newspaper at least twice, once being in the fth week, and once being in the third week prior to the week in which the regular election will be held. NOW, THEREFORE I, James E. Kirk, Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Florida do hereby PROCLAIM AND DECLARE that a GENERAL CITY ELECTION is to be held by the duly quali ed electors of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, during the regular hours of voting, towit: from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or during Early Voting, as provided by State Law, and to be held on October 27 through November 3, 2012, for the purpose of electing the following of cers to serve as such for four (4) years beginning January 7, 2013 and ending January 2, 2017 following such election or until their successors are elected and quali ed: TWO (2) COUNCIL MEMBERS Said election shall be held in the County polling or voting places within the Municipal precincts of the duly quali ed City electors, which precincts have been established by the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners and Supervisor of Elections for the General Election of Okeechobee County. IN TESTIMONY AND WITNESS of the foregoing Notice of Election, I have hereunto set my hand as Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, and caused the corporate seal of said City to be af xed, and attested to by the City Clerk, this 17th day of July, 2012. BY: James E. Kirk, Mayor ATTEST: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 427836 ON 10/3,17/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2009-CA-000837 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. WENDY STRICKLAND, A/K/A WENDY HAUGHT AND ANNA SUE CAMPBELL N/K/A ANNA SUE SLOAT AND UNKNOWN TENA NTS/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: TRACT 16, BLOCK 5, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.and commonly known as: 851 NW 102ND ST, 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000777 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. TAMMIE A. HENDERSON A/K/A TAMMIE A. GIVENS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMMIE A. HENDERSON A/K/A TAMMIE A. GIVENS; UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF SYLVESTER GIVENS, DECEASED; SYLVESTER GIVENS, JR., HEIR; SHAWN GIVENS, HEIR; KERWIN GIVENS, HEIR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KERWIN GIVENS, HEIR; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; GENERAL MOTORS ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION; FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Lot 23 and the East 1/2 of Lot 22, Block 4, CONNERS HIGHLANDS, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 21, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on November 7, 2012. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de id. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 8074370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou site ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 426765 ON 10/3,10/2012 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 Public Notice 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 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472010CA000563XXXXXX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff vs. DONALD J. MILLER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated September 20, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472010CA000563XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein 15 Okeechobee News October 3, 201231, 2012 at 11 am. 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 425668 ON 10/3,10/2012 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 24, 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;10/3,10/2012 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC is Plaintiff and DONALD J. MILLER; LINDA S. MILLER; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd,Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at Okeechobee County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 31st day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 30, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF OF SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3A-D INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: GENM YEAR: 2005 ID NUMBERS: GMHGA40633387A/ GMHGA40633387B TITLE NUMBERS: 96004767/96004966 WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND, ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court app earance, or immediatel y u p on receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on September 21, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 427379 ON 10/3,10/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 472009CA000182CAXXXX FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff VS. GARY D BOX, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated September 19, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 472009CA000182CAXXXX, in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plaintiff, and GARY D BOX, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 29, CROOKED CREEK PLANTATION UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 77 AND 78, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 AM, on the 31st day of October, 2012. 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: September 21, 2012. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000264 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHANTAL TASSY-AUGUSTIN, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 19, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000264 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Chantal Tassy-Augustin and Unknown Tenant(s) Unknown Spouse of Chantal Tassy-Augustin, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkFLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS,PLLC 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690 Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 446-4826 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. 427395 ON 10/3,10/2012 Floor, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00AM Eastern Time, on October 31, 2012, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 28, SECTION 22 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3 THROUGH 3E, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AKA LOT D SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE NORTH THIRTY FEET, (30’), OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. 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 21st day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k WWR#10063991Weltman, 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 427369 ON 10/3,10/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000455CAXXXX STATE FARM BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, VS. DARYL R. ODEN; WANDA I. ODEN; SUNSET ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION UNKNOWN TENAN T (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 1st day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000455CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein STATE FARM BANK, FSB is the Plaintiff and WANDA I. ODEN, SUNSET ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION (PUB L/K/A), DARYL R. ODEN and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJEC T PROPERTY are defendants. The Cler k of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JUR Y ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 7th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 19, SUNSET ACRES, UNI T 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 80 AND 81, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por to menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame at 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pot. ou jwen on seri de id. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, Rele 711. Dated this 3rd day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Law Of ces of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 423754 ON 10/3,10/2012

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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. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu saa, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou par& nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-1a mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 425666 ON 9/26;10/3/2012 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-000403 TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, VS. WILLIAM REITOR et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 05, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000403 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC*, is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM REITOR; NORMA REITOR; JOSE A. VILLAMIL; JUANA M. VILLAMIL; 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 7th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL 1: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING THE EAST 1/2 OF TRACT 38, OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT OF TROPICAL ACRES AND ALSO BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 2970.00 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT 38, AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET, TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF NORTHWEST 30TH STREET, FORMERLY MITCHELL ROAD; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 165.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH SAID EAST LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 165.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 2: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES WEST ALONG SECTION LINE (BEARING PER DEED DESCRIPTION RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 91, PAGE 605, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA) A DISTANCE OF 3,135 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 660 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 40 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET, THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 660 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING SITUATE IN SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, AND COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE WEST 1/2 OF TRACT 38 OF TROPICAL ACRES. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, 2000, FLEETWOOD, SERIAL NUMBER FLFLX70A27734SK31 & FLFLX70B27734SK31. A/K/A 5747 NW 30TH STREET, 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 MAY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 12, 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 F09049762 OCWEN-SPECFHLMC---Team 4 F09049762 **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. Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. 426763 ON 10/3,10/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 2011CA389 STATE FARM BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, v. CECELYN M. LYONS A/K/A CECELYN M. HAYE A/K/A CECELYN MAUDE HAYE; ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CECELYN M. LYONS A/K/A CECELYN M. HAYE A /K/A CECELYN MAUDE HAYE; UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment entered in this cause on September 5, 2012 in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LOT, PIECE OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: THE EAST ONE-HALF OF LOT 15 AND ALL OF LOT 16, BLOCK 42, OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS, EASEMENT, COVENANTS, OIL, GAS OR MINERAL RIGHTS OF RECORD, IF ANY. Physical address: 918 NW 9th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972-2002, at p ublic sale to the hi g hest and 16 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m., Jury Assembly Room (second oor) of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, on November 7, 2012. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 5th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURTS BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIf 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 in less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.426762 ON 10/3,10/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-000185 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1 ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. MARVIN THOMAS AND GLORIA THOMAS, et. al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 8, 2012, and entered in 2012-CA-000185 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, is the Plaintiff and MARVIN THOMAS; GLORIA THOMAS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on November 7, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13 AND THE W 1/2 OF LOT 12, BLOCK 24, LESS THE S 2 1/2 FEET OF SAID LOT 13, OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 17, PUBLIC RECORDS OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A COPY OF SAID PLAT BEING RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of August, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court By: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 424253 ON 10/3,10/2012 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 Crossword PuzzleBETWEEN 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 ACROSS 1 Dance move 5 Give a free ticket to 9 __-Abyssinian War: 1936 Mussolini triumph 14 Task list heading 15 Foot’s curve 16 Grinding tooth 17 Bird sacred to Tut 18 “I’ll pay whatever you’re asking” 20 Doves’ homes 22 Holy smoke 23 “Rock and Roll, Hoochie __”: 1974 hit 24 Sportage automaker 27 As __ as Methuselah 28 “... three men in a __” 30 Cost to the customer, as of illicit drugs 33 Toon storekeeper from India 34 Problem for Pauline 35 Brake component 36 Smooth urbanite 40 Campus VIP 42 Double-reed winds 43 “She Done __ Wrong”: Mae West film 44 Subject of a highly classified file 50 Small bill 51 Mustard’s rank: Abbr. 52 Audible dance style 53 Pub purchase 54 Homemade shorts 57 Lazy __: revolving tray 59 “Not another word!” 62 Use UPS 63 Sound that might accompany 37Down 64 French franc successor 65 “The __ Love”: Gershwin song 66 Moorehead of “Bewitched” 67 Chess standoff 68 Yemen city on its own gulf DOWN 1 Pick-up __: toy 2 Also 3 Newspaper bigwig 4 Model’s stance 5 Is able to 6 “... man __ mouse?” 7 Early 20thcentury year 8 Early antiseptic compound 9 Get in the way of 10 In a dilemma 11 “The Guns of Navarone” author MacLean 12 Hiking boots, e.g. 13 Galena or hematite 19 Civil rights gp. 21 Trapshooting 25 “Lord knows __!” 26 Rent-a-car option 29 Tampa NFLer 31 “Beowulf,” e.g. 32 Dole out 35 Genealogy abbr. 36 Discover fortuitously 37 Scoffer’s words 38 __ Nostra 39 Hangs on to 40 Pres. after GWB 41 Chopping, as garlic 44 Runs fast 45 Vegan staple 46 Director Hitchcock 47 “Cosby” actress Phylicia 48 Jerry’s female friend, on “Seinfeld” 49 Part of a daunting split, in bowling 55 Rugby radial 56 Cast aspersions on 58 West Point inits. 59 When doubled, a Gabor60 Savings vehicle for later yrs. 61 Comics punch sound By Gareth Bain (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/11/11 04/11/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ T owing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott A venue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 19th 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 CHEV SILVERODO TRUCK 1GCDC14Z4KE110899 T erms 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. 427848 ON 10/3/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000620 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, V S. 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 SCHLABA CH; CAREY SAINE; 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 p ro p ert y as set forth in said LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on OCTOBER 19, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2003 ISUZU RODEO VIN #4S2CK58W834300979 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 427834 ON 10/3/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-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 Public Notice 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 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. 425655 ON 9/26;10/3/2012 Public Notice 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 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. 425651 ON 9/26;10/3/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-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 17 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000552 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs.ROBERT JAMES SMYTHERS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 04, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2008-CA-000552 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and ROBERT JAMES SMYTHERS; MARIA SMYTHERS; BANK OF AMERICA; CHASE BANK USA, N.A.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 31st day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 7, 8 AND 9 OF BLOCK 204, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 301 SE 3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 A ny 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 MAY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 11, 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 F08086263 CHASEDIRECTSPECFHLMC--Team 3 F08086263 **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. 426661 ON 10/3,10/2012 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 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 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 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifiedsPAGE 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 C0SGART011311A 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 Clerk 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 disability who needs any accommodation IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000433 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. GEORGE ETCHISON A/K/A DOUG ETCHISON A/K/A GEORGE DOUGLAS ETCHISON et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage 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 Foreclosure dated September 05, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2011-CA-000433 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and GEORGE ETCHISON A/K/A DOUG ETCHISON A/K/A GEORGE DOUGLAS ETCHISON; MARILYN ETCHISON; RIVER OAK ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; TRU-WOOD CABINETS, INC.; GRIFFIN & WILSON STUCCO, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 58 AND 59, LESS AND EXCEPT THE WEST 50 FEET OF LOT 59, RIVER OAK ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 48, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 13567 SW 144TH PARKWAY, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-0000 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. 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 F11029051 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMAR-mwhillock-Team 1F11029051 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a 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. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Jensen Beach (7-2) took control down the stretch and swept Okeechobee 25-23, 25-19, and 25-19 in high school girl’s volleyball action at the Lady Brahman gym on Thursday night. Darby Jones had 13 kills and Sarah Davis had 17 assists to lead Okeechobee (6-8). The rst game was played at a high level by both teams as both teams showcased some excellent digs and defense. Jensen Beach rallied from de cits of 9-4 and 17-15 to take the game by two points. JensenBeach jumped out to a 13-4 lead in the second game and held off an Okeechobee rally. The Brahmans took advantage of a couple unforced errors to pull to within ve points in the game, but never led. Jensen Beach and Okeechobee went back and forth in the third game as Okeechobee held a 7-5 lead but Jensen came back to open up a 20-17 lead and eventually won by six points. Coach Todd Jones said he has told the girls over and over again that they must take advantage of opportunities other teams give you. “It feels like a broken record sometimes. We are not able to put the ball away for points. Even with easy opportunities we nd a way to mess it up,” he added. Jones said sometimes the passes aren’t good enough and sometimes the girls aren’t watching the other side of the net to nd open spaces on the oor. “Jensen Beach had a quick offense and three or four girls that swing hard on the ball consistently. Plain and simple we don’t have that,” he added. The team continues to work on vision during practice and trying to have a plan for their offense. Jones said he does not want hitting the ball without a purpose or a plan. He wants them to know where the opponents are and take advantage. “It kind of stinks right now because we have a losing record. It is not something to be very excited about. We put together a tough schedule and every match we’ve lost has been close. We’re not getting blown away by any means,” he added. Jones said the tough schedule should help once the district tournament comes around in October. 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 October 3, 2012 OHS volleyball team falls to Jensen Beach Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyFreshman Baylee Farless asks a question during a Brahman time out Thursday. OHS fell to Jensen Beach in three games. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDarby Jones led Okeechobee with 13 kills in the loss to Jensen Beach on Thursday. With continued high water levels in the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area (WMA), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will provide an opportunity for people to access area camps. On Saturday, Oct. 6, camp lease holders can access their camps to secure them for the duration of this high-water event. To reduce the amount of exposure to w ildlife using the area’s tree islands and surrounding levees for refuge, access to the camps will be restricted to one day only. If y ou need to access your camp on this day to secure it for the duration of this high-water event, you can request a special use permit at MyFWC.com/License; click on “Public Land Use.” This special use permit will only allow for lease holders to travel to and from their camp on Oct. 6. The executive order issued on Sept. 10, which temporarily restricts public access to Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA, will remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent executive order. For updated closure and reopening information, visit MyFWC.com/DisasterPlan and click on “Open/Closed Status of FWC Ofces and FWC-managed Areas.” To report a violation of the executive order, or any sh and wildlife law violation, call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert hotline at 888404-3922. FWC allows temporary access to secure camps in Everglades WMA The Okeechobee Friends of NRA plans to hold a banquet on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 SW 53rd Street. 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 on 10-11-12 as we work together to ensure the shooting sports for the next generation. Okeechobee Friends of NRA plan banquet

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Yearling Middle School’s volleyball team jumped out to big advantages and cruised to an easy 25-7 and 25-4 victory over the Lady Stingrays of Storm Grove middle school w hen the two teams got together for a volleyball match Monday in Okeechobee. The Lady Bulls continued their strong run recently with solid serves, few mistakes, good passes, and solid strikes in the lopsided match. Coach Bruce Conrad was impressed that his team played well despite a 30-minute delay to the start time of the match, “I don’t know why but they don’t play well against us. The girls have gotten sharper and sharper and are playing well together.” Conrad said the team cut down on unforced errors against Storm Grove. The team has focused their practice time on defense and coverage of the court. Conrad said other quality teams like Pemayetv Emahakv get a lot of points by placing the ball in open areas and they must close up those areas to be successful. The two teams meet in Okeechobee on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Megan Hargraves had a strong game at the service line on Monday. She said the team has come together and have worked well in the past few matches, all of whom, were easy victories for Yearling. She said the 30-minute delay before the match helped the girls get more focused and pumped up to play and worked in Yearling’s favor. “We want to remain undefeated the rest of the way. I’m almost positive we can do it if we stay sharp and work together,” she added. 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! October 3, 2012Hours: Wed – Sat 10am – 4pm 863-824-0484Our Sister’s Place, Inc.THRIFT STORE 3182 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee501c3 charity bene ts victims of domestic violence EIN 20-0932817 19 Okeechobee News October 3, 2012 By Charles M. Murphy Okeechobee NewsYearling Middle School broke through after a defensive battle in the rst half to defeat the visiting Storm Grove Sting Rays, 8-1 in middle school soccer action played Monday in Okeechobee. Gabriel Hernandez scored four goals and Alberto Diaz continued his strong play with three goals as the Bulls improved to (7-1) on the season and continued their mastery over the Sting Rays. Coach Erick Rios said he felt the team played a little hesitantly during the rst 15 minutes of the match but rebounded once Storm Grove scored a goal. YMS led 2-1 at the half and scored six times in the second half to pull away. “The Bulls kept playing with a fair but aggressive attitude and that allowed us to obtain the victory once again,” he suggested. Yearling had one shot hit the post and saw the Sting Ray defense block two other close shots in the rst few moments of the game. For the most part the Bulls controlled play and kept the ball in the Sting Ray side of the eld. Elider Garcia had one goal while Giovanni Garcia had three assists. Ricky Perez and Jose DeLacruz added assists for Yearling. Rios also praised Sebastian Chavez, Carlos Herrera, Zamir Duran, Adrian Guerrero and Jorge Luviano for their play in the match. Y MS soccer team defeats Storm Grove Y earling volleyball team beats Storm Grove Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyGiovanni Garcia Aguirre (right) battles for control of the ball in the match between Yearling and Storm Grove on Monday. Gabriel Hernandez (right) and Alberto Diaz (center) try to press the issue in the Sting Rays’ side of the eld Monday. Yearling broke through for a big win. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyYearling Middle School Assistant Coach Kellyann Campbell congratulates Megan Hargaves (right) during the Lady Bulls easy win over Storm Grove Monday.

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