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Publication Date: 10-10-2012
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15.88 feetLast Year: 11.11 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Wednesday, October 10, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 122 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.County and sheriff balance budget ... Page 3 Okeechobee waterway hours change ... Page 7 OHS beats Forest Hill ... Page 8 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenSecond Annual Adam Bryant Memorial Minimal RegattaThe Second Annual Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta, held Saturday at the C. Scott Driver Park, attracted thousands of spectators who watched the contestants race (and sometimes sink) homemade boats. The event, sponsored by the Okeechobee Kiwanis Club, raises money for scholarships. For more, see page 11. Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce was honored with the Friend of 4-H Award Saturday at the annual 4-H banquet at Okeechobee High School. “The highest honor that Okeechobee County 4-H bestows is the Okeechobee County Friend of 4-H Award,” explained Okeechobee County Extension Agent Debbie Clements. “The award was established in 1989 and continues to honor persons or organizations that have performed exemplary service to the Okeechobee County 4-H program. In the past, honorees have been individuals, families, businesses and governmental organizations that have gone above and beyond to provide resources, time and expertise to the 4-Hers of Okeechobee County. Continuing in the established tradition, this year’s honorees have distinguished themselves as invaluable contributors to the success of the 4-H program in Okeechobee County. This year, the Okeechobee County 4-H program, in conjunction with its members and volunteers, has chosen Sheriff Paul May and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Department as the recipients of their greatest honor.” She said Sheriff May and Undersheriff Noel Stephen know the value the people of Okeechobee place on their youth. “They are willing to share their of cers and resources to protect our most precious asset, our children,” she continued. “We are thankful to have Okeechobee 4-H honors Sheriff May and OCSO Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenRepresenting the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce at the 4-H dinner were (left to right) Undersheriff Noel Stephen, Sgt. Keith Stripling and Lt. Lester Yeates. See SHERIFF — Page 11 Main Street plans Halloween celebration ... Page 2

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Today: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. East northeast w ind 3 to 5 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Northeast wind 5 to 11 mph. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. North northeast wind around 8 mph. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Northeast wind 7 to 13 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northeast wind around 8 mph. Once again, Okeechobee Main Street, the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee, the Board of County Commissioners, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce and the City of Okeechobee Police Department are again sponsoring the annual Halloween Festival at the Agri-Civic Center as a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. This exciting event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will include a kid’s korral, costume contest, pumpkin contest and over 40 booths of spooky entertainment, fun, prizes and candy. For all of the brave souls who make it to the festival, Okeechobee Correctional Institute w ill be sponsoring the VERY haunted horse stables!! Billy Dean from WOKC Okeechobee will be the master of ceremonies for the costume contest which will again be sponsored by Seacoast National Bank. A sign-up booth for the contest will be available the night of the event in the middle of the Agri-Civic arena and parents are advised to sign up children as soon as they enter the building. Prizes for rst, second and third place will be given in each of four age categories and the judging w ill occur at the following times: 0-2 years from 5:45-6:15 p.m.; 3-5 years from 6:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m.; 6-9 years from 6:45 p.m.7:15 p.m. and 10-14 years from 7:15 p.m.7:45 p.m. Three very experienced judges will be on hand to make the dif cult nal decisions and to award prizes. The haunted horse stables will be calling all who dare enter! It has been rumored that frightening noises come from the stables at the Agri-Civic Center late in the evenings and that shadows can be seen moving between the stalls! Join us to see if the rumors are true, or if you will only be walking through an empty lonely building. “Amazing Eugene” will tempt you with magic as you wait in line for this event. TD Bank is again sponsoring the Pumpkin Patch! Bring your pre-decorated or precarved pumpkin with you to the Agri-Civic Center! Prizes will be awarded based on number of entries received in each categoryYouth to age 17; Adult/Professional; and Business. Pumpkins will be set up outside the arena for visitors to see and enjoy. Judging of the pumpkins will take place at 7:30 p.m. and winners will be announced. Admission, parking and all activities for this event are FREE to the public. Okeechobee Main Street is still accepting applications from any business who would like to participate in this event by setting up a booth. Candy and/or monetary donations are accepted and very much appreciated! Candy collection boxes were decorated this year by the residents of Grand Oaks, who did a beautiful job. They are available for any business who is willing to collect in the community. Anyone with questions, applications and/or donations should contact Cindy Birdashaw at the Main Street Of ce, 55 South Parrott Avenue, or call 863-3576246. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 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! 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. 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 2 Okeechobee News October 10, 2012 Okeechobee Forecast Okeechobee Main Street announces Eighth Annual Halloween Festival Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand OaksResidents of Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility did a beautiful job of making candy collection boxes for the upcoming Halloween Festival which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Agri-Civic Center for all area youngsters.

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Available 24/7Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=119590&pagenum=1 Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1 Meet Your Merchant: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1 School Information Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1 S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 3 Okeechobee News October 10, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News In this time of revenue shortfalls it appears that the Okeechobee County Commissioners and Sheriff Paul May are the only ones who went the extra mile to balance the budget. As of Sept. 4 the county was still facing a $630,646 shortfall. In order to divide that shortfall between the commissioners and the constitutional of cers, county administrator Robbie Chartier sent out an e-mail to the constitutional of cers apportioning the shortfall among them. The idea behind apportionment was for all involved to equally share the burden of the shortfall. Since the sheriff's budget comprises 60.2 percent of the total county budget, that of ce was asked to cut an additional $379,862 on top of the $585,47 he had already cut. The county commissioners' budget is 25.5 percent of the total budget. They were asked to cut an additional $160,633 above the $850,395 they had already cut. Cuts to the other constitutional of cers, in addition to their previous cuts and based on their individual percentages of the total budget, ranged from $31,872 for the clerk of the court to $10,633 for the supervisor of elections. There was a budget hearing held on the morning of Sept. 6. At that time there was no discussion of apportionment of constitutional of cers or commission budgets. After that hearing Gary Moorman, nance director for the clerk of the courts, sent the following e-mail to the county administrator, "Am I safe in assuming after this morning the budgets of the clerk, property appraiser, tax collector and supervisor of elections were approved as originally submitted?" Mrs. Chartier's one word reply was "Yes." In light of the above e-mail exchange, Mrs. Chartier was asked if the constitutional of cers' apportionments had been done away with except for the sheriff's. She replied: "The board never asked the other constitutional of cers to explain or otherwise discuss their budgets, one way or another. I was asked to apportion the short fall, which I did." The sheriff and the board of county commissioners were the only ones who made the requested additional cuts to their budgets. Because none of the constitutional of cers besides the sheriff made any additional cuts, the board of county commissioners took up the slack and make up a disproportionate share of the shortfall. Their apportioned amount was $160,633. They ended up cutting a total of $171,206 from their budget in order to make ends meet. All 19 of the budget areas under the control of the county commissioners underwent cuts, ranging from 0.6 percent for economic development to 31.7 for facilities maintenance for a total of $171,206 in additional cuts. The commissioners also came up with an additional $145,000 in revenue. They used $45,000 in a recycling grant to pay the salary of the supervisor of an inmate cleanup crew. They transferred $100,000 from the E911 fund to dispatching expenses. With the additional reductions in expenses and additional revenues, the commissioners contributed a total of $316,000 toward a balanced budget. The sheriff was the only constitutional of cer who appeared at all of the budget hearings and publicly defended his budget. While the sheriff's budget was discussed at budget hearings, little, if any time, was devoted to the other constitutional of cers' budgets. The sheriff's original proposed budget was $15,784,869. Upon the request of the commissioners he then reduced that amount by $580,896, making his revised proposed budget $15,204,473. On September 4 the sheriff was asked to cut an additional $379,862 from his budget. He agreed and came up with a new budget of $14,824,611. While there were no layoffs, the sheriff had to make a lot of cuts such as buying two cars instead of 10, not lling a vacant road patrol position or a vacant clerical position at the jail, reducing training and reducing ammunition accounts. However, the sheriff said he was satis ed with his nal, approved budget and could perform all the duties expected of him with that reduced budget. Property appraiser Bill Sherman said that in the last 3 or 4 years he had reduced his budget more percentage wise than any other constitutional of cer. The budget of the property appraiser, who has a history of being involved in lawsuits with large corporations over his appraisals, contains $100,000 in legal fees. Mr. Sherman offered to give his legal fees back to the county. However, he said he would have to ask for those funds back if he had to defend any of his appraisals in court. Before Sept. 4 tax collector Celeste Watford had cut $27,713 from her budget. The Sept. 4 apportionment required an additional cut of $19,859 from the tax collector. However, in the tax collector's defense, that of ce is not funded entirely by the county. Part of the operating funds for the tax collector's of ce come from fees generated by that of ce. Also the amount of money the county appropriates for the tax collector is set by law. For the last several years, due to the economic situation and by mutual agreement, Mrs. Watford said the county has not funded the tax collector's of ce at the full amount allowed by law.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Sheriff and BOCC balance budget Refuse to be a victimRefuse To Be A Victim¨ is a four hour crime prevention seminar for women, designed by the National Ri e Association to provide common sense information geared toward awareness and avoidance of criminal attack. This is a NON-FIREARM Course. The class is limited to 20 participants. The class will be taught by Laurinda Garner who is a certi ed NRA instructor. Website: http://www.okeechobeebusiness.com The class will be held in the Chamber of Commerce Board room on Saturday, Oct. 20. A fee of $35 per person covers the workbook provided to each attendee and cost of the instruction. To sign up or for more information contact Mariah Parriott at 863-4676246 or online at info@okeechobeebusiness.com. The S-65D Navigation Lock on the Kissimmee River closed to undergo repairs for 10 days beginning Oct. 9. The navigation lock, about 14 miles north of Lake Okeechobee, requires maintenance to the gates to ensure safe operation. The lock is expected to return to normal operation on Oct. 19. The ood control gates will continue to operate normally during the lock repair. Kissimmee River Navigation Lock is closed for repair

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Local ooding I have lived here in the Treasure Island area s ince 1999. Saturday’s rain ooded not only t he ditches but also SE 40th Ave from SE 21st Court south to past SE 23rd Court. What I want to know is when the county is going do something about the ooding, like maybe c lean the ditches and the drainage ditches? Not only am I upset about all the water, but one neighbor had water in three of his rooms. Every time someone would speed down the s treet, water would come in and just ood the entire room. When the county is going to get t o cleaning the ditches out so the water will ow away, not to mention that it is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. I know the county is b usy in other areas taking care of ooding, b ut it’s to the point where kids don’t even like going to their bus stops in the morning b ecause of the mosquitoes. T axes I think most of us wouldn’t mind paying reasonable taxes if the government didn’t w aste it and line their own pockets and those of their friends. Funny too, how when we disc uss what’s ‘fair’ it’s seldom ‘fair’ for us to pay more...it’s only ‘fair’ for others to pay more. If I ran my household the way the government runs its affairs, I would have been living on t he street years ago. But the government just keeps reaching deeper and deeper into our pockets and I believe a few of us are tired of s eeing our money wasted. I don’t know about everyone else but I’ve worked my behind off all my life and not so someone could just s quander what I’ve earned. I don’t want to pay more when the idiots in the government haven’t even done right by what I’ve already handed to them. They need to run on a budget j ust like most of us do and make it work and s top pointing their crooked ngers at the people, accusing anyone of not paying their fair s hare and trying to cause civil war between t he haves and have nots.  The average American taxpayers knows that his or her family cannot spend more than they take in without winding up on the street. I think most people want the government to balance the budget. We cannot keep borrowing money to spend on all of these pet programs. Prioritize the spending and work out a budget. For every expense, they should ask, “is this something that we are willing to go further into debt to fund?” And if it is not, then it is not a priority. Remember, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are going to have to pay off that debt. Is that really the legacy you want to leave them? A mountain of debt? We can’t start shrinking the debt until we balance the budget.  I want to respond to the comment about taxes in Germany. The person who made the comment said that Germany is in better shape than the other countries in Europe because 100 percent of the people there pay taxes. There are a lot of different types of taxes paid by Germans so I have no doubt that everyone is paying some kind of tax, but their income tax rate system is “progressive” like ours. So there are some very low-income people who don’t pay income tax there. It is probably true that most Germans pay higher tax rates than Americans are used to. But, Germany has universal health care and they pay a large portion of their taxes for that health care system. Another thing to remember about Germany is they maintain very tight control of their borders. They do have a guest worker program and it works for them. But all of their guest workers are documented and pay taxes.  I have not heard either candidate for president explain what they will do to stop the tax fraud. We are losing billions in taxes every year to fraudulent tax returns. Currently, they don’t even seem to be trying to address this problem. The electronic ling system has made it easier for the crooks to le fraudulent returns.Mini regatta I attended the mini regatta on Saturday and I want to thank the organizers for a great event. I think the crowded was two or three times the size it was last year. It was a good idea to move it to the Scott Driver Park because there would not have been enough room at the city park on Taylor Creek. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. I was especially please to see so many young people involved in the races. It was a fun event for the whole family. If you missed it—and I know there were a lot of other things going on in the community this weekend and you can’t make it to everything—put it on the calendar for next year, the rst Saturday in October. Blood donations save livesSteve DeHays had no clue he was seriously ill. He got out of bed one morning around 8 a.m. feeling ne. He vomited and it was black but, because he felt okay, Steve ignored the early warning sign of a bleeding ulcer. He did begin to feel bad enough that he stayed home while his wife, Karen, went to open up their store called The Tobacco Place. Steve started feeling weaker and weaker. He went outdoors and it was then that his neighbor saw how bad he looked – so bad that he offered to drive him to the hospital. Steve declined and the neighbor said he would check on him after lunch. When the neighbor arrived about an hour and a half later, Steve was too weak to walk so his neighbor drove him to Raulerson Hospital and delivered him to the emergency room in a wheel chair; the time was 1:30 p.m. As Steve laid on a bed in the ER, test results began coming in and, as each result was read by the staff, he could feel the staff’s sense of urgency increase. He was taken for an x-ray of his abdomen. Once back in ER, the racks of units of donated blood began arriving. Steve received two units in the ER, two units in his hospital room before dinne r and one unit after dinner. Hour by hour, h e felt better and was ready to go home after h e received the fth unit of donated blood. Steve’s bleeding ulcer was discovered and treated during an endoscopic procedur e and he has felt ne ever since. Steve knows that without his caring neighbor and caring blood donors, he may not have survived to tell his story. He is certainly thankful that th e blood was available to him when he so desperately needed it. Steve says he will make more effort to get on the Big Red Bus when it comes to Okeechobee. You too can give the gift of life at the Seventh Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup that will be held at Hammerhead’s on Nov. 17 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Please come donate a unit of your blood and save lives; each unit of blood can save thre e lives. I hope to see you at the Roundup, Susan Williams October 10, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! October is National Domestic Violence Awareness MonthWelcome House Drop-in Center is sponsoring a supply drive to support Martha’s House. Please drop off any hygiene and household products from Oct. 1-31, at 1925 Hwy 441 S.E. in Okeechobee. Or call 863-467-1026 for more information. Habitat for Humanity Bene t On Sunday, Oct. 14, a Habitat for Humanity Bene t will feature a pork loin dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by Native American Story Teller & Fur Trader. The bene t is at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church 312 N Parrott Ave. Tickets can be picked up at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church of ce Wednesday, Oct. 10, or Friday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance, they will not be sold at the door. Adults $10, Children (age 10 and under) $5.ELKS to host Chili dinnerELKS Lodge #2871 will be cooking for the VFW Rt. 441 South in Treasure Island Oct 18. The menu will be Chili and Cornbread with yummy cake for desset. They start serving 5:30 p.m. eat in or take out just $6. Tuson Band will be playing from 6 to 9 p.m. True Lies' 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. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In a democracy, the highest office is that of citizens.Ž „ US Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. We agree. Yet too many citizens feel powerless to influence the flow of events. We give people a voice. Our Speak Out column is just one example. We consider it an extension of the secret ballot and a return of the values of the American Revolution. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News October 10, 2012 A family revival will be held in the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Auditorium, Oct. 10-12, starting at 7 p.m. each night. Peace Lutheran Church is planning their 40th Anniversary Celebration on Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. The rst pastor of Peace, Pastor Jim Guelzow will return and bring the sermon that afternoon, after which a dinner w ill be served in the Fellowship Hall. Circuit Parish Pastors and families will be guests, and friends, members and those who have attended Peace Lutheran Church, but have moved from the community, are welcome to attend. In Thanksgiving, we will gather to celebrate the anniversary of Peace Lutheran Church, recognizing that our congregation is built on the Living Stone, our Lord Jesus Christ. Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. 9th St, w ould like to invite the public to attend any or all services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship serv ice is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashion singing and praising God. You will enjoy our y outh "band," consisting of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God's Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call, 863-763-0669. 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 5 grade. They meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Come join in all the fun! Please call the Church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 1731 Hunter Rd, Buckhead Ridge, would like to invite all to services. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., evening services at 7 p.m.; Wednesday evening prayer service; pot luck dinner 6 p.m. followed by prayer, praise, music and good fellowship. Everyone is welcome. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church will have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1401 N.E. 14th Avenue. All funds go to support the 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. A rea churches plan special programs Students and schools can w in prizes in contestThe National Family Partnership¨ (NFP) announces the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week¨, Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. In 1985 after the murder of a DEA agent, parents, youth and teachers in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs. This year, families can get involved by entering a contest to promote awareness in their neighborhoods and win a drug prevention grant for their schools. Families can enter Red Ribbon Week's¨ contest to win a $1,000 grant for their school and a new iPad for their home. To participate in the contest families and students w ill decorate the front of their homes with this year's message: "The Best Me Is Drug Free." Here's how students and their families can enter to win $1,000 for their K-12 school and a new iPad: 1.Students bring the Red Ribbon Week¨ message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox, fence, etc. with this year's theme "The Best Me Is Drug Free." 2.Take a photo with the family and their Red Ribbon Week¨ decoration, then upload to www.redribbon.org/contest or www.facebook.com/RedRibbonWeek by Nov. 2 (must be parents or 18+ to upload photos). 3.The voting begins! Ask family and friends to vote for your entry at www.redribbon.org/vote Nov. 2-16. Ten lucky winners from regions across the U.S. will win. Winners will be announced at events at their winning schools in December. "Students will once again take Red Ribbon Week's¨ message of prevention home to their neighborhoods with this national contest," said the NFP's Volunteer President Peggy Sapp. "By decorating their homes together with this year's Red Ribbon theme, families carry the message to their communities." The nation's oldest and largest drug prevention campaign reaches more than 80 million people nationwide. The DEA is co-sponsoring this year's national contest. "DEA is excited to partner with the National Family Partnership¨ on this contest that empowers communities to come together to talk about the drug problem," said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. "Red Ribbon Week¨ is also when we honor DEA Special Agent Enrique Kiki' Camarena, who made the ultimate sacri ce to keep our communities safe." Adds the NFP's Peggy Sapp: "Take the Red Ribbon Week¨ pledge across America to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug free." Visit www.redribbon.org/contest for contest information. Red Ribbon Week recognized Oct. 23-31

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Ernest Brown Blitch, 79OKEECHOBEE — Ernest Brown Blitch passed away Oct. 5, 2012. Ernest was born in Stilson, Ga. Feb. 27, 1933. He had many business ventures from ranching, to gas stations, then the last one here was the laundry mat before moving to Missouri, where he opened one there. He is preceded in death by his son, Robert (#1); and parents, Zack Brown Blitch and Bernice Joy Blitch; and brothers, James H., William T. and Donald E. He is survived by wife, CoCo; former wife Norma Jean; sons, Robert (#2), Billy, Donald and Vernon; daughters, Tenie and Sarah; eight grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren. A service will be held in Stilson, Ga. on Oct. 12,2012 at Hodges Moore Statesburg Funeral Home, 912-764-5683. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Camron Dion Willis, 4OKEECHOBEE — Camron Dion Willis, died unexpectedly on Fri. Oct. 5, 2012, in Cocoa, Fla. Camron was born in Port St. Lucie, Fla. and lived with his father in Virginia. He is survived by his father, Mike Willis of Waynesboro, Vir.; mother, Alisha Rudd; brother, Jordan Willis, both of Cocoa, Fla.; grandparents, Doug Bain and Carlena Bain, both of Okeechobee, William Willis of Waynesboro, Vir., Donna Ortiz (Rene’ Jimenez) of Okeechobee; great-grandparents, James and Myrtle Wells of Waynesboro, Vir.; uncle, Rock Potter of Waynesboro, Vir.; aunts, Cheyenne Rudd and Brittany Willis, both of Okeechobee, Taunya Terrell-Bell of Virginia Beach, Vir.; great-uncle, Billy Potter of Waynesboro, Vir.; great-aunt, Tammy Wood of Waynesboro, Vir.; and cousins, Tre-avon and Brandon Terrell, both of Waynesboro, Vir. Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, from 1 p.m. until service time of 3 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Trevor Patrick Crates, 29OKEECHOBEE — Trevor Patrick Crates, passed away Oct. 6, 2012 in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was born May 13, 1983 in Sunrise, Fla. to Charles and Terese Crates. He attended First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. He enjoyed taking care of lawns and helping his parents with the family business. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and his pets. Trevor was preceded in death by his brother, Gene Crates; grandmothers, Esther Patterson and Guyneth Crates; grandfather, Gene Grates; two aunts, Julie Cummings and Connie Nungester. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Terese Crates of Okeechobee; grandfather, Pat Patterson of Okeechobee; three aunts, Patti Lee of Okeechobee, Marilyn Kinn (Paul) of Fostoria, Ohio, and Nancy Sheridan (Steve) of Findlay, Ohio; ten cousins, Brian, Bruce, Josh, Shannon, Shawn, Stacy, Josh, Shawn, Steve and Cody; and his beloved dog, Trixie Russell. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. until services at 11:30 a.m. Thurs., Oct. 11, 2012 at Real Life Children’s Ranch, 7777 US HWY 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Interment will follow at Port Mayaca Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Real Life Children’s Ranch in memory of Trevor Crates. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 10, 2012 Early Learning Coalition meeting plannedThe Okeechobee Provider/Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, Oct. 10, at noon in the Dr. Fred Brown Center, 2015 Hwy 441 N.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.Friends of NRA plan banquetThe 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 863634-8678, or online at www.friendsofnra. org. The NRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Banquet proceeds w ill 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.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.OKMS plan upcoming Mixer EventJoin Okeechobee Main Street and your community partners at our October Mixer w hich will be sponsored by Buxton Funeral Home, 110 NE 5th Street. This mixer will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. and is a wonderful networking opportunity! J oin us for light appetizers and drinks, take a chance on the Main Street Mega 50/50 and, perhaps, leave with an exciting door prize. Feel free to bring a friend or coworkerthis event is open to the public! For more information contact the Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw at 863357-6246 or stop in the new Main Street ofce at 55 South Parrott Avenue. Community Event Annual 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.Amvets to host Spaghetti DinnerAmvets Post 200, 8591, on State Road 78 West will host a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 until 7 p.m. Donation is $5. Music will be provided by Phil Eddings from 7-10 p.m. All proceeds will bene t local veterans programs.Martha’s House presents Purple and White NightLet’s have a fun night featuring T.J. and the Cruisers Rock and Roll Revue. Wear your Purple and White on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post, #10539, Okeechobee. Admission is just $15. For tickets, please call 863-763-2893.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. BHR community yard saleA community yard sale will be sponsored by the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge on Saturday Oct. 13 starting at 9 a.m. Display tables will be available at no cost. Everyone is welcome.Rockin’ Rod Car Show and Swap MeetThe 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.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will bmeet Monday, Oct. 15 at noon in the Museum Building on Hwy 98N. Anyone interested in attending is welcomed, just bring a covered dish to share. The Heritage Assisted Living Facility will be host a Stroke Support Group on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at The Heritage, Assisted Living Facility, located at 608 N.E. 2nd Avenue. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, Physical Therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. Refreshments will be served and day care services will be provided during session at no cost. There is No charge to attend and it is open for public, family and patients. For more information call 863-763-1700. Stroke Support group offered at Heritage Facility

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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 7 Okeechobee News October 10, 2012 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Dean R. Ott, 60, of U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Oct. 6, by OCPD Of cer Kelly Margerum and charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident with damages. Bond was set at $1,000.  James Laton Edison, 18, of N.W. 10th Street, was arrested Oct. 5 and charged with burglary of a dwelling. OCPD Detective Bryan Lowe was the arresting of cer. Bond was set at $75,000.  Travis Edward Adams, 33, of N.E. 138th Street, was arrested Oct. 6 and charged with possession of schedule 2 controlled substance. He was also charged with petit theft, third or subsequent offense. Bond was set at $2,000. OCPD Of cer J. Larue was the arresting of cer.  Kathie Lynn Sherman, 48, of Highway 441 S.E. was arrested Oct. 8 on an Okeechobee County warrant and charged with violation of probation-grand theft. Bond was set at $1,240.  William Jeffrey Bennett, 29, of S.E. 35th Terrace, was arrested Oct. 5 and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and theft over $350. Bond was set at $7,500. OCSO Deputy B. Potter was the arresting ofcer.  Nicholas Thomas Pereira, 19, of West Palm Beach, was arrested Oct. 8 on an Okeechobee County warrant and charged with dealing in stolen property, giving false information to a secondary metals recycler and burglary of a structure. Bond was set at $17,500.  Edward Manganaro Bryant, 24, of Port St. Lucie, was arrested Oct. 8 on an Okeechobee County warrant and charged with driving while license revoked-habitual offender. Bond was set at $5,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J acksonville District has announced it will change the operating hours at locks on the Okeechobee Waterway in accordance with a national strategy to standardize lock operations. The change is scheduled to take effect Nov. 13, and will impact the following locks:  Moore Haven Lock on the west side of Lake Okeechobee;  Ortona Lock near LaBelle;  Port Mayaca Lock on the east side of Lake Okeechobee;  St. Lucie Lock near Stuart;  W.P. Franklin Lock near Fort Myers. The new operating hours at each of the ve locks will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The changes are part of a Corps plan to provide consistent levels of operating service for all locks across the nation. The operating hours are based on the number of lockages performed at each facility. “These changes are part of a civil works transformation process that will allow the Corps to deliver the best possible products and services to the nation,” said Lt. Col. Tom Greco, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. “The objective of Civil Works transformation is to shape a sustainable portfolio of water resources infrastructure for the nation’s future.” Canaveral Lock near Port Canaveral is not impacted by these changes. It will continue to operate from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. A Notice to Navigation has been issued on this subject. For more information on navigation notices concerning Canaveral Lock or the Okeechobee Waterway, please visit the following website: www.saj.usace. army.mil. Operation hours change on Okeechobee Waterway locks Road closed for waterline workOn Monday, Oct. 8, the Okeechobee Utility Authority began installing a new water main in Treasure Island along S.E. 28th Street from S.E. 39th Avenue to S.E. 34th Avenue. Motorists can expect S.E. 28th Street to be closed to all traf c at different times between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Road closures are expected during a two-week time period. Vehicular traf c is advised to seek an alternate route during this time. Other work will continue after the initial two-week period, but, this work is not expected to close the road. However, workers will be present during this construction period and drivers are requested to use extreme caution in and around the work zone.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee overcame a hard ght from Forest Hill and got a must win in a district game, 38-28 in West Palm Beach to even their record at (3-3). The game was nip and tuck all the way as the Brahmans rallied from de cits of 6-0, 14-7, and 21-14 before nally putting the game to rest with a 17-point fourth quarter. Running Back DJ Washington rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns, and Okeechobee threw for 171 yards with a pair of quarterbacks in their best passing night of the year. Al Fludd caught 137 yards in receptions and another score for Okeechobee. Coach Chris Branham said the effort w asn't pretty but it was a win and that is w hat counts in the record book, "I think the kids are disappointed in themselves. The bottom line was Forest Hill came in here knowing they needed this win as badly as w e did, and at the end of the game we realized we were in a dog ght." The Falcons (1-4) featured a solid passing game behind sophomore Shannon Patrick. He was able to engineer a 10-play, 80-yard drive to start the game and put the Falcons on top. He threw for 172 yards in the game and was (12-21) through the air. At one point in the rst half he completed his rst six passes. He opened the game with a 25-yard strike to Shabborn Marshall at mid eld and found Marshall again for an 18-yard pass on the opening drive. Patrick rushed through a hole in the middle of the defense on rst and goal to give the Falcons a six-point lead. Okeechobee responded two plays later as LaVante Spivey found Fludd behind the defense for a long pass. Fludd caught the pass at the 27-yard line of the Falcons and ran the rest of the way for the go-ahead score. In the second quarter the Falcons recovered a Brahman fumble at the Okeechobee 25, and thanks to two pass interference calls, were able to drive for another touchdown. Elgin Wilson rumbled in for a 2-yard score to break the tie. Forest Hill was awarded 18 yards in penalties on the drive and they managed to rush for only seven yards. Jack Radebaugh engineered a tying drive before the half as he drove Okeechobee 67 yards in 12 plays and got Okeechobee out of a 2nd and 21-yard hole after a penalty with a huge strike to Al Fludd for a 17-yard gain and a rst down. Fabian Howard broke loose for a 15-yard run on the drive. Radebaugh on third and goal found Adrian Minondo for an eight-yard scoring play to tie the game, 14-14 at the half time break. Minondo said he would relish his rst varsity touchdown reception. "That play felt good. I've wanted a touchdown all season. We did our assignments tonight and stopped making mistakes." Forest Hill bent but didn't break in the third quarter as Okeechobee moved the ball 40 yards to the Falcons 25 in the third quarter, converting a fourth down to start the half on a seven-yard bullish run by Elijowan Williams. Okeechobee's drive stalled and Forest Hill went ahead four plays later when Patrick found Calvary Pugh open deep, he caught the ball at the Okeechobee 30, and ran the rest of the way for the touchdown to give the Falcons a 21-14 lead. Okeechobee then took only four plays to cover 50 yards and tie the score. After a personal foul penalty gave the Brahmans rst and ten at mid eld, Howard ran for 15, Spivey caught an 18-yard slant pass, and Howard ran up the middle for a 15-yard touchdown. Howard said the Brahmans may have taken the Falcons lightly in the rst half and that affected their intensity and execution, "These boys came out and wanted a ght. We realized this was no easy game and no walk through so we put up a ght and came up with the win." Okeechobee went up 24-21 after a 23yard punt return by Spivey gave the Brahmans rst and 10 at the Falcons 27. Adel El Hindi nailed the eld goal from 31 yards away. A 16-yard apparent touchdown run by Fludd on a reverse was called back by a holding penalty. Disaster struck the Brahmans on the kickoff as Bobby Detzer out ran the coverage and returned it 91 yards for a touchdown to give Forest Hill the lead again, 28-24 with just over nine minutes to play. Again Okeechobee answered with a quick scoring drive as they covered 65 yards in only three plays against a tiring Falcon defense. Howard ran for 14, Fludd caught a 30-yard pass from Spivey, and Washington rumbled 20 yards for the touchdown to put Okeechobee up for good 31-28. Offensive Center Greg Hernandez and his line mates opened up some huge holes in the second half. He said the team's mind set was touchdown in the fourth quarter. "We dug deep because we wanted this win and needed this win. We pushed back, pushed forward and got the ball in the end zone." Forest Hill got into Okeechobee again when Patrick hit Bedard for a 27-yard gain and a rst down at the Okeechobee 25. From there the Brahman defense took over as Patrick was sacked twice the nal one b y Devon Wigfall on a fourth down attempt. Okeechobee clinched the game with a 67-yard scoring drive in the nal minutes with Fludd catching another 17-yard pass and Washington running for 31 yards on three attempts. Washington ran in an 11yard touchdown and carried defenders the nal three yards to nish the scoring. Coach Branham said ugly or not, a win is a win, and that the team will have to gain con dence and play better to beat Olympic Heights, South Fork and Palm Beach Lakes in their nal three district games. South For k shut out Lakes 39-0 and Heights lost 17-14 at Sebastian River on Friday. "Forest Hill came out enthusiastic and with a purpose and we came out at. At the end we were ghting and scratching to nd the game off. It was a great game for both teams. We still have work to do. We must x the mistakes and x the ugly," he added. Game notes Wigfall, Eddie Neal and Minondo had tackles behind the line of scrimmage for OHS. Okeechobee had a season high 11 penalties for 126 yards. Ricardo Garza and Spivey made key third down stops to force punts for the Brahman defense. Okeechobee recovered four of ve fumbles on the night. Forest Hill did not have a turnover. Jose Garcia had a quarterback sack for Okeechobee. For game statistics see: orida. newszap. com/okeechobeenorthlake/sports/. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 8 Okeechobee News October 10, 2012 OHS Brahmans beat Forest Hill Falcons, 38-28 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Brahman boys golf team overcame Master's Academy in one of their best performances of the season on Thursday, 164-204, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Kodi Stephen had a 2-over 38. Kutter Crawford and Zach Hudson both shot 41. J arred Morgan shot 44 for OHS, (6-6). Masters Academy was led by Austin Aliff who shot 48. Coach Kenny Buckner said he felt the team played well despite some terrible rain and weather conditions. The team is getting ready for the District Tournament scheduled for Oct. 15. The Lady Brahman golf team lost to district opponent Martin county 189-218 this w eek at the Willoughby Golf and Country Club. Hannah Raulerson shot 48 to lead Okeechobee. Kailey Hoover shot 55, Cameron White 56, and Bethany Stuart 59 for the Lady Brahmans. The Brahman bowling team lost to Fort Pierce Central in a match played Thursday in Okeechobee. The boys fell 7-0. Brian Chapman had a strong performance for OHS with a high game of 246 and a 479 series. The Lady Brahmans fell 5-2. Kirsten Doney had a high game of 194. Jessica Olney had a 324 series for OHS. The Brighton Seminoles defeated Osceola 25-19 and 25-13 Thursday to remain unbeaten on the season. Odessa King had ve and Sunni Bearden had four service aces. Shae Pierce had four kills and Courtney Gore added three kills. The Seminoles also defeated Glades Day last week 25-19 and 25-22. King had four service aces and two kills. Raeley Matthews had three aces and one kill. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee winners for the week of Oct. 5, includes: First place: Brad Shelkpra; second place: Dan Birdashaw; third place: Rocky Carbia. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results

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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 10 Okeechobee News October 10, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee NewsHarbor Community Bank broke ground Oct. 3 for its new Okeechobee branch location in the 2700 block of U.S. 441 South. The bank plans to move into the new branch in the rst quarter of 2013, relocating from its current facility at 205 North East Park Street. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Okeechobee County Administrator Robbie Chartier; J. Hal Roberts Jr., Harbor Community Bank's president and chief operating of cer; Bobby Tucker, president of B. H. Tucker Real Estate, Inc., and a member of the bank's board of directors; Joe Mullins, area president; and Sharon Johnson, branch manager. "As a bank with a long history in Florida, we are pleased to make this positive commitment to the future of Okeechobee and all of East-Central Florida," said Mike Brown Sr., Harbor Community Bank's chairman and CEO. "We look forward to continuing the long tradition of service we have established here." Headquartered in Indiantown, Harbor Community Bank is a state-chartered community bank, which was originally chartered in 1960 as the First Bank of Indiantown. In February 2011, a group of local community bankers acquired the bank and changed the name to Harbor Community Bank. Today Harbor Community Bank has assets of more than $400 million, and operates 13 full-service retail banking centers in locations throughout East-Central Florid a including Indiantown, Palm City, Okeechobee, Lakeport, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Palatka, St. Augustine, Vero Beach, St. Lucie West and Jupiter. Harbor Community Bank is one of a handful of Florida banks that earned a vestar rating by Bauer Financial. Harbor Community Bank breaks ground for new local branch Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaOn Wednesday, Oct. 3, Harbor Community Banks broke ground for its new Okeechobee branch location in the 2700 block of U.S. 441 S. Taking part in the ceremony were, left to right, Charlee Scroggin of G. M. Worley, Inc., Leslie Stokes, retail banking manager, Joe Mullins, Okeechobee market president, Terry Burroughs, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, Sharon Johnson, branch manager, Bobby Tucker of The Tucker Group, board of directors, Robbie Chartier, Okeechobee County Administrator, J. Hal Roberts, president, and G. M. Worley, contractor. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Economic CouncilCouncil meetingThe Economic Council of Okeechobee met on Oct. 3, at Indian River State College with guest speaker Cathy Townsend, President of the St. Lucie County League of Women Voters. Townsend reviewed the eleven proposed Constitutional Amendments on the November ballot. Pictured (L-R) are Todd Clemons and his guest Crystal Drake, Executive Director Tara Rowley, Supervisor of Elections Gwen Chandler, Guest Speaker Cathy Townsend, Dennis Corrick, Libby Maxwell, Wes Williamson and Hoot Worley.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 Kelsey Hammack and Alvin Crowell of Okeechobee are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brayden Carter Crowell. Brayden was born Sept. 22, 2012 at Florida Hospital. He weighed 7lbs 14oz and 19 1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Kelly and Michael Barcia of Okeechobee. Paternal grandparents are Tangie and Arthur Lane of Okeechobee. BRAYDEN CROWELL BIRTHS 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. 11 Okeechobee News October 10, 2012 County Sheriff’s deputies accompany our camps each day. Lt. Lester Yeates, Sgt. Mark Roberts, Sgt. Keith Stripling, Deputy Rodney Rucks and Deputy Dale Hardy have become an integral part of the Okeechobee County summer 4-H camping program, they educate as well as protect. They are also an important part of our traditional 4-H club program. Whether the venue is teaching shooting sports to the Sharp Shooters 4-H Shooters Club or serving as positive adult role models to the Raisin’ Them Right Club, they are helping our youth gain the necessary life skills to make the right decisions.” SHERIFFContinued From Page 1 Okeecobee News/ Katrina ElskenFun at the Minimal RegattaContestants raced their homemade boats in the Second Annual Adam Bryant Memorial Minimal Regatta on Saturday at C. Scott Driver Park. Below, the “Turtle in a Tub” entry had a unique boat and some balance problems. Eventually the turtle did manage to stay a oat. For more photos of the regatta online, see Florida.newszap.com.

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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 10, 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 YARD SALE Thur. 10/11-Sat. 10/13 8:00 am ?? Kitchenware, lamps,wall mirrors,T.V., clothing, bedding,kitchen sink/faucet, household,holiday decor. & more! 244 NE 102nd St. (turn@Izzy’s Tire) Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. ServicesGolf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 PARTY ROOM The 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED CLASS ACDL WITH HAZMAT AND TANKER ENDORSEMENT REQUIRED APPLY WITHIN AT: DIAMOND R FERTILIZER 710 NE 5TH AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL. Employment Full Time Howell Oil CompanyTRUCK DRIVER NEEDEDImmediate opening. Must have CDL Class A or B license with Hazmat, tanker & air brake endorsement. Must have a clean driving record. Pick up application at: 808 NW 12th St., Belle Glade. Registered Pharmacy Technician needed Call evenings (863)634-9331 Employment Medical Case ManagerNeed Adult MH Case Manager to provide services in Clewiston and Labelle area. Bilingual (Eng/Span) preferred due to the population being served. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Sociology or a related eld and 2-3 years experience. For info call Dee (HR Director) at: (863) 983-1423 or send an email to hgbhc13@embarq mail.com Experienced LPN Needed for Cardiologist Of ce. Please fax resume to: 863-467-1156 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! Employment Part Time Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee Counties Inc. DFWP EOE P/T Okeechobee Eligibility/Resource & Referral Specialist A.S. in Early Childhood Education or Human Services with two yrs. related exp. The education requirement may be waived for a candidate with four or more yrs of related exp.. Previous work with the public in a social service setting is preferred. Knowledge of the eligibility rules, applicable laws, regulations, and procedures governing early learning programs preferred. Responsibilities include determining family eligibility for SR programs and VPK, as well as provide resource & referral services to families; Bi-lingual required. Salary Range: $13.00-$16.00/hourly based on exp. & quali cations. Deadline: October 15, 2012 Fax: 772-220-1229 or Email: resumes@elcirmo.org PT Driver Position 3 Days a week only MUST have CLEAN DL, able to lift 75 lbs., & able to drive. NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT. Apply in person @ Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery 251 NE 300th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday ONLY 863-467-6377 or 772-285-2901 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Part Time 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. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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 Pets/SuppliesBlack Lab Puppies 1 male, 2 female wormed & shots given $200.00 Call 863-763-0669 or 863-697-0311 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm MiscellaneousFARM/ RANCH FO R LEASE. 1300 AC. 3 HOUSES WITH BARN. 8 IRRIGATION WELLS. LONG TERM LEASE. HW Y 721 HIGHLANDS CO. CALL 318-458-6035 OR 318-742-6677. 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 Apartment for Rent 2BR 1 1/2 BA Large Town House In Town, Very clean, W/D $650 mo, 1st, last & sec. Yearly Lease 863-697-1129 BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784. COTTAGE 1/1, new paint, furnished, wi sat., local phone, electric incl. Dock. $150/wk. Call 863-467-1950 EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. 14 Okeechobee News October 10, 2012 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds.

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ApartmentsFULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-763-7030 or 561-358-8128. OKEECHOBEE 4/2, 3200 sq ft, downtown Okeechobee, Large gameroom, no yard to mow, wi included,no pets.$1250.00 water included. 863-634-7994. Commercial PropertyCommercial rentals 3 available, 600 sq ft, 1800 sq ft, and 2500 sq ft, in strip mall, 1 block from main intersection, call for pricing 863-634-7994. Houses Rent1002 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 CBS 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 in town, 2 BR/1 BA, W/D hookup, fenced in estate, lawn serv., Non smkg. Envrnmt. Small pets ok. $700/mo. 1st, last, & $300 security. Call 941-504-3954. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Office Space RentDowntown OkeechobeeOf ce Space starting at $350. 1200 Sq. Ft. Store Front also available. Park Street Of ce Suites (863)634-7622 OFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 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 Rooms To RentFemale preferred, has private bathroom, washer and Dryer. $150.00 a week includes electric, water, wi and direct tv. For more information 863-623-6873 VacationRentalsOKEECHOBEE In CBS, 2br./1ba. w/lrg. eat-in kit. Short term lease avail. Call 863-467-2784. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale$47,900 STEAL 3br./2 ba. Built in 2004, needs nothing. Fenced yard, City water. Call 863-801-1739. Land SaleOKEECHOBEE Ft. Drum 5 acres $2,000 down Owner nancing Park your own trailer or build your home. Call 863-763-6358 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 Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 DBL WIDE 3BR/2BA Sits on 1.25 acres. Pets OK. $750/mo. (561)718-1212 or (863)763-3631 Lovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. Just 15 minutes from Okeechobee and 1 1/2 mile from Kissimmee River boat ramp. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 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 HomeSaleNICELY REMODELED 2/1 mobile home in Oak Park, low monthly rent, part. furnished. Must see to appreciate. $17,700, offers considered. 772-562-8617. Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 From 499 mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 mo Loaded $0 down, Singlewides $299/mo 800-622-2832 ext 210 PINE RIDGE PARK 1 BEDROOM/1 BATH MOBILE HOME ON LARGE CORNER LOT. SEPTIC TANK & WELL. $14,000.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Parts/RepairsCHEVROLET 454 MOTOR $350.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000030 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2010 CA 000030 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: PARCEL I ID#:1-27-34-33-0A00-00029-A000 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 29, SECTION 27 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT A TRACT 29. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE NORTH THIRTY (30’) FEET AND WEST THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. PARCEL II ID#: 1-27-34-33-0A00-00030-D000 WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 30 SECTION 27 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT D TRACT 30. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE NORTH THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property Addresses: 18180 & 18232 NW 260th 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426922 ON 10/10,17/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009-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 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-000354-CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, VS. ENCARNACION R. LOPEZ; EVANGELINA R. LOPEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OFFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 14th day of November, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the followingdescribed property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 18 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, BEAR NORTH ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 515.83 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES, 56 MINUTES, 45 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFOREDESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 132.33 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES, 01 MINUTES, 53 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 273.50 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 68 DEGREES, 22 MINUTES, 55 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 142.35 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 221.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR ROAD PURPOSES OVER AND ACROSS THE SOUTH 15 FEET THEREOF; TOGETHER WITH A 1987 SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, ID# LFLCM1AG447012543, TITLE NUMBER: 43973245. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 9/6/2012 in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 11th day of September, 2012. NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; If you are a person with a disabilty who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426750 ON 10/10,17/2012 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 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 15 Okeechobee News October 10, 2012 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. orida.newszap.com

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BIDS ARE REQUESTED FROM QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS BY THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF: PROJECT NO: FWC 12/13-17 PROJECT NAME: FISHEATING CREEK WMA COWBONE MARSH CHANNEL RESTORATION PROJECT LOCATION: GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA FOR: Work on this proposed Contract comprises installing a temporary access road 14-feet wide and 1.164 miles in length overlaid with composite interlocking mats, utilizing the temporary access road to transport approximately 27,000 CY of sand ll to be excavated and obtained from a borrow pit at a location shown in the Drawings, back lling an existing channel for about 10,000 feet, stabilizing the back lled channel with a native wetland seed prescription applied via hydro-seeding, removal of the temporary access road and restoring all disturbed areas. QUALIFICATION: Each bidder whose eld is governed by Chapter 399, 455, 489, and 633 of the Florida Statutes for licensure or certi cation must submit quali cation data of their eligibility to submit proposals with their bid. PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A non-mandatory pre-bid conference has been scheduled for 11:00am EDT on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at: Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area 1937 Banana Grove Road Moore Haven, FL 33471 (863) 946-1194 The Commission will be providing transportation (swamp buggies and airboats) to the site. One representative of each contractor may reserve a spot by calling Ms. Patricia Lloyd at the address listed above, at least 48 hours prior to pre-bid conference. Walk-ins may join only if extra space is available or if they can provide their own transportation. REQUIRED BONDS: On projects where the base bid and sum of all additive alternates exceeds $100,000, bids shall be accompanied by a bid guarantee of not less than ve (5) percent of the amount of the bid. After award of contract, a 100% performance bond and a 100% labor and material payment bond will be required. Sealed bids will be received, publicly opened and read aloud on: DATE AND TIME: November 06, 2012, 3:00 PM EST PLACE: Purchasing Of ce, Room 364, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600. Tel. (850) 488-3427 PROPOSAL: Bids must be submitted in full accordance with the requirements of the Drawings, Speci cations, Permits, Bidding Conditions, and Contractual Conditions. BID PACKAGE: Bid documents shall be obtained from the Commission, upon payment of $250.00, nonrefundable, for one set. The payment envelope MUST be plainly marked on the outside with the bid number. The bid package will be sent overnight upon receiving payment by the above-mentioned Purchasing Of ce. Provide contact information, phone and fax number, as well as complete return address. DO NOT PROVIDE POST OFFICE BOX FOR RETURN ADDRESS. or by downloading at no cost from: http://my orida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.search.criteria_form search for Advertisement Number: FWC 12/13-17. CONTACT PERSON: Direct questions to the Bid Supervisor: Ms. Christie Clark Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Purchasing Dept. 620 South Meridian Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600 Tel.: (850) 488-3427 Fax: (850) 921-2500 e-mail: christie.clark@myfwc.com 427919 ON 10/10,12,14/2012 IN 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 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 appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, 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 FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472008CA000522XXXXXX THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-26, Plaintiff, VS. WILLIAM BRUCE PARKER; SHALONDA PARKER; 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, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated September 7, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472008CA000522XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-26 is Plaintiff and WILLIAM BRUCE PARKER; SHALONDA PARKER; 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 14th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 24, BLOCK 48, OF BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on September 12, 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 Pursuant to Florida Statute 45.031(2), this notice shall be published twice, once a week for two consecutive weeks, with the last publication being at least 5 days prior to the sale. 426767 ON 10/10,17/2012 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 CREE K 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. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k FLORIDA 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 427395 ON 10/3,10/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY Case #: 2010CA 000291 American General Home Equity, Inc. Plaintiff, -vs.Gary F. Skinner and Maxine Skinner, His Wife; Sand Canyon Corporation f/k/a Option One Mortgage Corporation; Ousley Estates Homeowners Association, Inc.; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Gary F. Skinner; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 3353 Southwest 18th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and Maxine Skinner; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 3353 Southwest 18th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 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: LOT 8, OUSLEY ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36 AND 37, THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1988, MAKE: MERITT, VIN#: TW256MB25955A AND VIN#: TW256MB25955B, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE. more commonly known as 3838 Southwest 16th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974. 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 Plaintiffs 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 27th day of April, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Circuit and County Courts BY: /S/ ARLENE NEALIS 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, your are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si on se yon moun Id kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisip nan prosedu sa-a, on 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 Umwen 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 on pa ka tande on pale byen, rile 711. 428269 ON 10/10,17/2012 Public Notice Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION Pursuant to Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Rightto-Know act of 1986 (EPCRA), the following information is available to the public upon request during normal business hours by contacting the Florida, District VII, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for Hazardous Materials. Hazardous Material Safety Data Sheets Facility Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms Section 304 Chemical Release Follow-up Noti cations District VII, LEPC Hazardous Materials Emergency Plan The District VII LEPC services residents of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, and Polk Counties. EPCRA requires that any business that regularly uses, handles, or stores certain hazardous chemicals register with State and local regulatory agencies. If you have never registered or wish to verify your requirement to register, contact the LEPC at the address or phone number listed below. If you have previously complied, be sure your noti cations are current penalties for non-compliance are severe. To obtain noti cation information or to learn more about EPCRA, please contact: Florida District VII LEPC 555 East Church Street P.O. Box 2089 Bartow, Florida 33831 863-534-7130 ext. 107 428344 ON 10/10/2012 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000032 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2010 CA 000032 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 1, SECTION 21 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT P TRACT 1. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE EAST SIXTY (60’) AND SOUTH THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property address: 19213 NW 284th 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426923 ON 10/10,17/2012 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 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: 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 31, 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 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2010 CA 507 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. EMMANUEL ANASTAL and JEAN J. VITALIEN, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 12, 2012 in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 2012, the following property: The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 19, Section 29, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Boo k 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres) (aka Lot N). 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 CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: September 12, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 426850 ON 10/10,17/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE A public auction will be held at B M J Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 26th day of October 2012 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 1989 Chev CK 2500 Silverodo Reg Cab RED VIN 1GCFC24K3KZ116347 1995 NISSAN PICKUP XE GREEN VIN 1N6SD11S2SC433918 2003 KIA RIO 4DOOR PASSENGER VEHICLE BLACK VIN KNADC125236243525 2002 CHEV AVALANCHE 1500 TRUCK COPPER VIN 3GNEC13T92G312980 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 428416 ON 10/10/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000610 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000610 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of 16 Okeechobee News October 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 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 Foreclosure, to wit: WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 30, SECTION 27 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH AND WEST THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property addresses: 18175 NW 258th 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426860 ON 10/10,17/2012 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000618 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000618 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 2, SECTION 16 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT H, TRACT 1. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH AND EAST THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property addresses: 19525 NW 300th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426861 ON 10/10,17/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000045 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2010 CA 000045 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 19, SECTION 21 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT A TRACT 19. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE NORTH THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property address: 19628 NW 280th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA’ BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426938 ON 10/10,17/2012 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 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 CounIN 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 AGAINST 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 public sale, to the highest and best 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 IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000438 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. RANDALL A. WOOD et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 29, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000438 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and RANDALL A. WOOD; KRYSTAL R. WOOD; TENANT #1 N/K/A JUSTIN WOOD 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: LOT 13, BLOCK 26, A PLAT OF UNIT NUMBER 2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 3310 NW 28TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349720000 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 F09070823 CHASEDIRECT-FHA-Team 3 F09070823 **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 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. 425671 ON 10/10,17/2012 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000534 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000534 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 17, SECTION 16 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE NORTH AND EAST THIRTY (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property addresses: 19212 NW 296th 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426854 ON 10/10,17/2012 17 Okeechobee News October 10, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifiedstry 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. 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000432 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. MICHAEL ANDERSON et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 29, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000432 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL ANDERSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL ANDERSON N/K/A LOREITA ANDERSON; PRIME ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION; TENANT #1 N/K/A MARILYN HOWARD, and TENANT #2 N/K/A ALBERTO O’FALLON 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: THE SOUTH ONE HALF (SOUTH 1/2) OF LOT 33, WHISPERING PINES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THE 1987 WOOD DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH ID NO. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000119 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. GREGORY L. CONGDON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 29, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000119 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and GREGORY L. CONGDON; JANIE C. CONGDON; 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: LOT 23, WINTA PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 180 SW 21ST AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349740000 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, V S. 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 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 A SSOCIATION, 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, 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!! Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-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 18 Okeechobee News October 10, 2012Any 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 F09013864 CHASEDIRECT-CONV---Team 3 F09013864 **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 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. 425670 ON 10/10,17/2012 GD0CFL448611749A AND B AND TITLE NO. 43871606 AND NO. 43871610 AND 1969 WNST MOBILE HOME WITH ID NO. 960125167 AND TITLE NO. 3606870. A/K/A 3670 NW 8TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349720000 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 F09071344 CHASEDIRECT-FHA--Team 3 F09071344 **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 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. 425669 ON 10/10,17/2012 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 Clerk 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 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. 426764 ON 10/3,13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000607 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000607 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment o f Foreclosure, to wit: EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 29, SECTION 27 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH AND EAST THIRTY FEET, (30 FEET), OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property address: 18227 NW 258th 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORID A BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 426859 ON 10/10,17/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000048 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2010 CA 000048 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN BOHMER REVOCABLE TRUST, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 13, SECTION 28 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT O TRACT 13. SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH THIRT Y (30’) FEET OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOT. Property address: 19885 NW 264th 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORID A BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 426939 ON 10/10,17/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No.: 2011CA430 OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD J. SCHISLER, JR., individually and all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against defendant named herein Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on September 21, 2012 in Case No. 2011CA430 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which Okeechobee Estates, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Richard J. Schisler, Jr. is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center at 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, on the 28th day of November, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 10, of THOROUGHBRED ESTATES. according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 8, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County. Florida. Any person or entity claiming interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on the same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. DATED this 25th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 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 is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 427994 ON 10/10,17/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000190 PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOHN BOHMER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure only dated August 24, 2012, entered in Case No. 2010 CA 000190 in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER, et. al., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2012, the following described real property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 1 Section 28 as to the SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT of Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3-3E, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. SUBJECT to a road and drainage, easement across the south Thirty (30’) feet and the East Sixty (60’) feet, of the aforementioned lot. Address: 19215 NW 270th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 12th day of September, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 426941 ON 10/10,17/2012check out our website at orida.newszap.com

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