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Publication Date: 12-26-2012
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 155 15.07 feetLast Year: 13.73 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. M a n a c c u s e d Man accused o f a t t e m p t e d of attempted m u r d e r murder... Page 7 Fall softball champs ... Page 19 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County may soon have a third natural gas pipeline running across its borders. Richard Gibbs, a spokesperson for Florida Power & Light (FP&L), said there are preparations to build a third major natural gas pipeline to serve FP&L’s Indiantown generating plant and other facilities. While the actual route has not been chosen at this time, there is a good possibility it could pass through the county as do the other two pipelines serving the Indiantown facility. Preliminary plans call for the pipeline to originate at an interconnection hub in southwest Alabama and proceed in a southeasterly direction before making a sharp southward turn to connect with the Indiantown plant. Bids have not been awarded yet. However Mr. Gibbs expects the pipeline to be in operation by 2017. While the entire project will be a multi-billion dollar investment, Mr. Gibbs did not have any gures on the economic impact of construction to individual counties along the 3rd gas pipeline could bisect county Florida panthers saved from extinction ... Page 14 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bob Bonde, USGSManatees still at riskAlthough their numbers have increased, Florida manatees are still at risk according to researchers from the University of Florida and the U.S. Geological Survey. For more on the story, see page 3. See GAS — Page 5 Special to the Okeechobee News Senator Denise Grimsley has announced that the Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or upon completion of the agenda, in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County Commission, 304 N.W. Second Street, Okeechobee. If you would like to be placed on the agenda to speak, please contact Senator Grimsley’s staff at 863-386-6016 no later than noon on Friday, Jan. 18. Six copies of all handouts and other information for delegation members must be received by Senator Grimsley’s District Of ce at 205 South Commerce Avenue, Suite A, Sebring, FL 33870 by Friday, Jan. 18, or may be hand delivered to the same address. Discussion of issues regarding local legislation for the 2013 Legislative Session will be held at this time. All proposals for local bills are expected to be presented at the hearing and must be drafted in bill form, accompanied by a resolution from the local government supporting the proposed legislation. This information must be received by Senator Denise Grimsley’s Legislative delegation hearing setSee HEARING — Page 5

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By Mickie AndersonUniversity of Florida/IFAS GAINESVILLE — A new research study gauging the outlook for the Florida manatee shows that it’s a case of great news and notso-great news. The Florida’s manatee population has grown so much in the last decade that the graceful creatures may soon nd themselves reclassi ed by wildlife management of cials from endangered to merely threatened. But while a research team from the Univ ersity of Florida and the U.S. Geological Surv ey found that the manatee’s numbers have grown, they say the study’s results suggest that their outlook remains risky. Manatees are peculiar looking mammals, weighing as much as 3,500 pounds and with a lifespan of about 60 years. They are slow moving and breathe air but can stay submerged underwater several minutes at a time. They are important to the state’s tourism industry and to the state’s residents, who made the manatee the of cial state marine mammal. The researchers studied genetic samples from 362 manatees obtained through necropsies or using a biopsy tool similar to a cattle ear-notcher on free-swimming wild manatees and found that the mammals’ genetic diversity is not suf cient for them to quickly adapt to an ever-changing, often-threatening environment, said Kimberly Pause Tucker, the study’s lead author. Besides the environmental threats, low diversity could signal the potential for future inbreeding problems, such as those that have caused problems in the Florida panther population. “I think it’s bad news, but it’s not the worst news,” said Tucker, a former UF doctoral student and now assistant professor and director of STEM initiatives at Stevenson University in Stevenson, Md. “The bad news is the low diversity that we’re seeing. But fortunately, we’re not seeing any deleterious effects from it … yet.” Tucker was co-advised on her doctoral work by Madan Oli, a UF population ecology professor and Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member. A paper detailing the study’s ndings was published Monday by the Journal of Mammalogy. In January 2000, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission two-day aerial survey counted 1,646 manatees gathered in their favored warm-water sites, including springs and near power plants. In 2011, a similar count tallied 4,834 manatees. Based on such trends, wildlife management of cials recommended changing the status from endangered to threatened in the most recent review, said Margaret Hunter, the study’s co-lead author and a USGS manatee expert who studies the creatures from Florida to Puerto Rico and Belize. Manatees can travel rather long distances and the researchers did nd some evidence of mating between East Coast and West Coast manatees, Hunter said, just not enough to create the kind of diversity a population needs to be able to withstand challenges such as cold-stress related illnesses, red tide or an oil spill. An example, she said, was the extremel y cold winter of late 2009 to early 2010, which led to about 350 manatee deaths. Events such as that reduce population diversity even more, she said. “The low diversity is a concern,” she said. “The big picture here is incorporating the Florida data into a range-wide study, and using it to protect the species.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Now In Stock Your Winter Supplement Feeds for Cattle A T T E N T I O N : F A R M E R S & R A N C H E R S Protein Blocks, Energy Blocks, All Natural Blocks, Round Bales, Liquid Feed... 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Highlights of the art fest will be the Top of the Lake Chalk Walk (street painting) and the dedication of the 5th Okeechobee Main Street mural project. Entertainment, art demonstrations, children’s art programs, a pet parade and food will also be featured on both days of the show. There will be juried art categories:  Booth Artists Division—For artists with a body of work and individual tent set-up; application deadline: Feb. 1, 2013.  Chalk Walk Division—For artists who want to do street painting with chalk on site during the Top of the Lake Art Fest. Application deadline: Jan. 28, 2013.  Adult Division Gallery Tent—For artists who want to show up to 3 pieces of art. Application deadline: Feb. 6 and 7, 2013.  Student Division Gallery Tent—For young artists who want to show up to two pieces of art. Application deadline: Feb. 6 and 7. ALL applications may be picked up at the Okeechobee Main Street Of ce, 55 S. Parrott Avenue, Chamber Building; Bridgette Waldau Studio of Graphic Design, 111 N.E. 2nd Street or Affordable Art & Framing, 110 S.W. 14th Street. Artists can also go to Okeechobee Main Street’s website at www.okeechobeemainstreet.com. Applications include all the rules and regulations; entry fees; art requirements; deadlines and place to drop off art. Artists may also call Cindy at 863-357-6246 or Bridgette Waldau at 863-467-7300 for more information. Main Street seeks artists for annual festival Special to the Okeechobee NewsNew Rotary members(top photo) The Rotary Club of Okeechobee recently inducted new members: Jay Fuld, Toni Wiersma, Gracie Morton and Dylan Tedders were “pinned” at the meeting on Dec. 18. Mrs. Wiersma and Mr. Tedders were representing Okeechobee High School, Rotary’s newest corporate member. See any local Rotarian for information on how you can apply as a corporate member to Rotary!Law enforcement guests(bottom) The Rotary Club of Okeechobee had the bene t of a presentation from Jimmy Mills, Detective Sergeant with the Okeechobee Sheriff’s Of ce and Noel Stephen, Under Sheriff. These two gentlemen were the invited guest of Tabitha Trent, local Rotarian and past president of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee on Dec. 18.

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Festival support appreciatedThere is not a better way to kick-off of the Christmas Season in Okeechobee than the lighting of the Christmas Tree in the City park and the annual Top of the Lake Christmas Festival and Parade. These events give everyone a chance to mingle with friends, share the warm holiday spirit and enjoy our children as they w ait anxiously for Santa. Okeechobee Main Street would like to say thanks to the City of Okeechobee for their wonderful event in City Park and express appreciation to everyone w ho made the Christmas Festival and Parade a huge success. Okeechobee Main Street would like to extend a special holiday thank-you to our own Billy Dean and WOKC Radio, Okeechobee News, the Pennysaver and Okeechobee the Magazine who make sure that our events are promoted throughout the community. Thanks to the City of Okeechobee, the Okeechobee Police Department and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, for all of their support and particularly for their assistance with the parade. Much love to our volunteers, who unfailingly work each event from set-up to clean-up including Frank DeCarlo, Matt Buxton, Maureen Burroughs, Terry Burroughs, Yvonne Rieckhoff, Bridgette Waldau, Courtney Moyett, Eric Avant, John Creasman, Keith Stripling, Michael Hazellief, Mari Walther, Marilyn Hadley, Maurisa Tremain, Toni Doyle, Heath Everhart, and Pat Shepherd. A special thanks to Frank DeCarlo, American Drilling who sponsored and assembled our beautiful Main Street oat and to Marc Sandlin, Style Studio who provided a oat for Santa! A big thanks to our judges for our various events during this Christmas seasonBridgette Waldau, Rafael Pacheco, Bobbi Poole, Felicia Maxwell, Margaret Garrard Helton, Diane Hagan, and Ray Domer. Thanks to our vendors and non-pro t agencies who participated in the festival and to all who took the time and effort to entertain the community by participating in the Christmas Parade. Thanks so much to our biggest supportersWaste Management who consistently assists with every event; American Drilling who provided our stages and oat; DP Productions (Stevie and Joseph) who provided the sound system for the beautiful Christmas music, live entertainment and DJ services during the festival; Capital Pawn who allowed us to use their parking lot for our judges and Ron Dawson, “Simply Magic.” FinallyOkeechobee Main Street thanks the Okeechobee community and businesses who continue to support our efforts by participating in our events and helping us continue to improve our town while embracing our past. We have received wonderful support this year from the City of Okeechobee and the R.E. Hamric k Testamentary Trust, the City of Okeechobee Police Department, the Board of County Commissioners, and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce as well as our fellow non-pro t organizations. We continue to believe in a bright future for Okeechobee through the hard wor k of our local, caring businesses, friends and neighbors. Okeechobee Main Street would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday season and a warm and prosperous New Year. Okeechobee Main Street By Daniel F. CulbertExtension Horticulture Agent Looking for an activity that will get the old brain moving? Need to review some basics on the selection and care of plants suitable for decorating your Florida home and yard for the holidays? It’s time to dust off a few previous articles on holiday plants. I made some updates and corrections to 20 articles on our website, and then created a crossword puzzle using the names of these beautiful plants that are often associated with our end-of-year holidays. Educators that want to create similar w ord puzzles can use a free program available on the Discovery Education website. If you need more information on the many different kinds of holiday plants or w ant to know more about the folklore and traditions associated with them, go to our County Extension website http://okeechobee.ifas.u .edu and take a look. And if you have any special holiday plants that I’ve not covered, please let me know and I will see w hat I can nd. Our Extension Of ce here in Okeechobee hopes you have a wonderful holiday. Y ou can reach me via email at indianco@u edu or by calling 863-763-6469 if you have other information needs that we can help y ou with. Go Gators!A holiday plant puzzleClues: Note that some of the answers have two words they will t only if you omit the space between the words. Across 2. Christmas incense, an ancient gift 4. tropical “tree” with large red berry clusters 7. red owered tropical “peace lily” 8. a tree or shrub with red berries 11. Florida’s native Christmas tree 12. succulent with brightly colored owers 13. a vining foliage plant 14. holiday foliage that goes in a circle Down 1. “pine” tree suitable for a pot, not the yard 3. red or pink owering pot plant with white on leaves 5. Christmas ower from Mexico 6. smelly shrub for wreaths or small potted trees 9. red or pink colored true lily 10. plant parasite good for smooching December 26, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Holiday horticulture games and puzzles can be fun Letters to the Editor

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News December 26, 2012 District Of ce at 205 South Commerce Avenue, Suite A, Sebring, FL 33870 by Friday, Jan. 18, or may be hand delivered to the same address. Individuals wishing to address the delegation on local bills being considered should plan to attend the public hearing at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, 304 Northwest Second Street, Okeechobee. Following the consideration o f local bills, the public will be invited to address the delegation on state issues that are of concern. If you have any questions or would like to be placed on the agenda for the Okeechobee County Legislation Delegation Hearing, please email Larry Ford at ford.larry@ senate.gov or by phone at 863-386-6016. HEARINGContinued From Page 1 route. The proposed pipeline will also be a source of tax revenue for local governments and schools. The proposed pipeline will provide about 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. "Replacing foreign oil with natural gas makes good sense for Florida and the nation," FP&L President Eric Silagy said in a press release. "It has saved FP&L customers billions of dollars in fuel costs. It also provides signi cant environmental bene ts by lowering emissions. However, as we continue to increase our use of U.S. produced natural gas and as the needs of the state's residents and businesses grow, we can't rel y solely on the two major pipelines that currently serve the state. A new, third pipeline system that includes a hub to interconnect all three pipeline systems in Central Florid a is essential for the continued reliability and security of the state's supply.:Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. GASContinued From Page 1 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News An event with an unusual name will bring a nationally known speaker and author to Okeechobee. "Youni ed" is being planned to bring unity to our community according to organizer Debi Large, of the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee. "We want to be more uni ed. We need to come together," she said, adding that unity was especially important in the wake of the recent school shooting in Connecticut. She said that several churches and church youth groups will participate in the event. Youni ed will take place Jan. 11 at Osceola Middle School from 5 to 9:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be author and inspirational speaker Mark Cahill. Mr. Cahill graduated from Auburn University with a business degree. At Auburn he was an honorable mention Academic All-American in basketball and played on the same team with Charles Barkley who later became an NBA Hall of Fame member and Olympic basketball player. After spending a few years in the business world, Mr. Cahill became a teacher and then began a speaking career. Each year he speaks at churches, retreats, conferences and camps. He is the author of "One Thing You Cant Do in Heaven," which has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and Romanian and "One Heartbeat Away." Mr. Cahill is no stranger to Okeechobee. Several years ago he appeared at an event at First Baptist Church. In addition to Mr. Cahill, there will be several other speakers who will speak on bullying, abstinence, problem solving and drugs and alcohol. There will also be food, prizes, and music, including a Christian rap group. Major Noel Stephen is representing the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce in planing for the event. In addition to the faithbased message the major said, "We hope to send a message to our youth that bullying is not an acceptable practice and together we can stop it." He said that bullying is directl y related to school violence. City Councilman Dowling Watford, who is also on the committee for the event said, "We hope to bring Jesus Christ to our youth." He, too, expressed a desire that the event would lead to a decrease in school bullying. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Nationally known speaker to come to Okeechobee Children's Services Council will once again offer creative groups an opportunity to have a quality summer program for children and youth of Okeechobee. Any agency or group who has always had an idea for a great summer activity, but never had the means to carry it out, can apply to the Children's Services Council for a Special Summer Project. This is our seventh year; last year over 1,000 children participated in at least one summer activity. The major goal is to provide a summer program a maximum of nine (9) weeks for children and youth, ages 4 18. These funds are not for one-day events. The project must detail who is going to be served, where the program will be located and the activities the program will provide. Programs must be for Okeechobee County children and cannot discriminate due to race or religion. If an agency already receives a Children's Services Council grant, the summer project must be written to enhance or expand the existing program. It cannot be the current program. The project application will be available for dissemination on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Call Cathleen Blair or Cheryl Sutton at the CSC of ce at 863-462-5000, ext. 255. The completed application must be returned to the Children's Services Council of ce at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Room 304 by 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Decisions will be made for funding at the CSC meeting on Thursday, Feb.14, 2013. Children’s Services Council offers summer program grants Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESJust, Read FloridaOn Dec. 12, North Elementary School was visited by the team from “Just Read, Florida!” and their race car! The visit was to get students excited about reading, as part of the upcoming Literacy Week celebrations in January. Pictured above is Makalyn Jones, a 5th grade student in Mary McWaters’ class, who was given the chance to sit in the race car. Makalyn was recognized for earning more than 300 AR points! Pictured below is First Grade Teacher Deanne Wilcox, who had an opportunity to start the race car! For more pictures from the event, visit the North Elementary School Facebook page.

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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 6 Okeechobee News December 26, 2012 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Commissioners spent the afternoon at their Dec. 13 meeting discussing a vision statement and mission statement for the county as well as discussing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges they face as commissioners. The ve-member group broke up into two panels to discuss the issues they were facing. Bullet statements were recorded to capture their thoughts. Then the entire vemember panel came together to try to come to consensus and form statements stating each objective. The afternoon session was facilitated by Jack Burns and Duke Evans, professors at Indian River State College. For the vision statement all participants agreed that a small town environment that creates a place to live, work, raise a family and be in business should be encouraged. They came up with an idea for a mission statement that dealt with a well-managed, cost-effective policy driven organization with a well-structured strategy. However, they decided to have another such afternoon meeting in the near future before deciding on the de nite working for these statements. A wide variety of ideas were discussed and even though no de nite action was taken, it seemed to have been a productive afternoon. "We made more progress than I thought we would have made," stated Commission Chairman Frank Irby. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@ newszap.com. Commissioners discuss mission and vision statements BHR VFW Men host dinnerBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 Men's Auxiliary to host Wednesday night dinner on Dec. 26 from 5-7 p.m. Serving Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, roll and dessert for a $7 donation. Music by John Gallagher. Proceeds to bene t Veteran Programs. For information call Gary 467-2882 Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 to host dinner on Friday Dec. 28 Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Music by Don Parker until 11 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy either steak, pork chops or sh and shrimp dinners for a donation of $11 and $7 with all proceeds to bene t Veterans & Family Needs. For more information, please call Gordie at 467-2882. Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, Highway 78 West is having a New Years Eve Dinner and Party. Dinner of Prime Rib will be served from 6-9 p.m. for a donation of $15 in advance $16 at the door. Music by Mike and Naomi. Breakfast will be served after midnight.Okeechobee Ministerial AssociationParty In the Park! Sunday, Dec. 30 3 p.m. Under the tent in Flagler Park #4. Live Music, complimentary meal and fellowship. Sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association. For more information contact Nancy Vaughan, 863-763-4021 or Jim Benton of Faith Farm Ministries 863-763-4224.American Legion Post 64 opens Sunday night bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night Bingo beginning on Dec. 3 0 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. The event is open to the public.VFW Post 4423 New Year’s Eve party to be heldOn Dec. 31 the Ladies & Men's Auxiliary to VFW Post 4423 will be hosting two New Year's Eve parties again this year. The 1st party is from 2 p.m. 5 p.m. The 2nd party is from 8 p.m. We are having an Old Fashion 50's Sock Hop so dress appropriately and come prepared to have fun. D&K Entertainment will be hosting the music. Hamburgers & Hot dogs provided, nger food would be appreciated. Come "Rock in the New Year" with us.public welcome! 300 N.W. 34th St 763-0818COPD Support Group meetsThe COPD Support Group will meet at Raulerson Hospital in the Inservice Classroom on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 5 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, call 863-8242702. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee NewsAt what could probably be a very brief meeting tomorrow, Okeechobee County Commissioners will be asked to take tax abatement action to promote local business. Commissioners will consider a resolution which would give a local business identi ed as Project GPO a break on state taxes. A county ordinance provides for ad valorum tax exemptions for new and expanding businesses in the county. In a separate action the board will consider providing an ad valorum tax exemption for Charles Composites, LLC, which is located in the City Commerce Park. County commission asked to provide tax exemptions If you go ...What: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission When: 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 27 Where: Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 7 Okeechobee News December 26, 2012 Today: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 81F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday : Clear. High of 70F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night : Clear. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Friday : Mostly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Friday Night : Partly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday : Overcast. High of 79F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast First day hike plannedThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in northwestern Okeechobee County is planning a guided hike on Jan. 1 For more information on Florida’s award-winning state parks, visit www. FloridaStateParks.org. The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Melanie Dawn Bailey, 29, S.E. 34th Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 22 by Deputy Max Waldron on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of criminal use of personal identi cation information (eight counts). Her bond was set at $40,000.  Kimberly Christine Peterman, 26, U.S. 441 S., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 22 by Deputy Max Waldron on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of grand theft. Her bond was set at $5,000.  Gregory Panikowski, 53, Walker Road, Apopka, was arrested Dec. 22 by Deputy William Jolly on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation possession of methamphetamine. He is being held without bond.  John Vukovich Jr., 29, S.E. 39th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 23 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a Martin Count y warrant charging him with the felony o f dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $15,000.  Jesus Leonides-Ramirez, 32, Joe Hilton St., Avon Park, was arrested Dec. 23 by the OCSO Street Crimes Unit on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and no driver’s license. His bond was to be set.  Eugenio Hernandez Lopez, 39, S.W. 11th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 23 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on a felon y charge of possession of a short-barreled gun/ri e. His bond was set at $10,000.  Johnathan Keith Peppers, 21, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 23 b y Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas on a felon y charge of violation of probation attempted sexual battery on a person under 12 years o f age. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquenc y of a minor (three counts). His bond was to be set. 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. Arrest Report Citizens invited to Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Frank Irby on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. – noon, and will be held at the Brown Cow Sweetery, 103 S.W. Park Street. Call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An apparent argument over a gun led to one man being hospitalized after being shot and a second man being arrested and booked into the Okeechobee County Jail. Ruben Hernandez, 30, S.W. 11th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sunday, Dec. 23, on a felony charge of attempted murder. As of newspaper deadline, his bond had not been set. The victim was airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. His condition was unknown at newspaper deadline. An arrest report by Detective Bettye Taylor, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated the men were joined by a couple of other men in back of the residence on Southwest 11th Avenue. The men were drinking and sitting around a re pit, added the report. Although witness statements as to what happened are sketchy, Detective Taylor’s report stated Hernandez, who is also known as “El Ratoncito” (Little Rat), and the victim began to argue about a gun and the victim was shot in the chest. When questioned, Hernandez reportedly told the detective he found a 9mm shell on the road and when he threw it into the re it exploded and the round struck the victim. The victim was apparently sitting on a crate by the re. According to the detective’s report the victim then walked across the street to his neighbor’s home and asked them to call an ambulance because he had been shot. The victim was taken to the Raulerson Hospital emergency room where he was stabilized and prepped before being own by Trauma Hawk to Lawnwood. When Detective Taylor asked Hernandez what happened, the man replied that he wanted an attorney present before he spoke with the investigator. The bullet, continued the report, struck the victim on the left side of his chest and just below the neckline. The round then traveled in a downward angle and exited about midway down the left side of his body. The bullet’s path, stated Detective Taylor, was not consistent with the victim sitting by the re and the bullet exploding from the re pit. Even though it was dark, Detective Taylor said blood splatter was found in an alley on the north side of the residence. OCPD Sergeant Dawn Wendt located a rearm behind a fence, while Of cer Ryan Holroyd located a spent shell casing on the ground near the re pit. Detective Taylor said she found what appeared to be a new handgun holster in a garbage can. The detective swabbed the hands of Hernandez, as well as another man present at the home, for gunshot residue. Those swabs will be sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab, she added. Argument over gun leads to man being shot Ruben Hernandez

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE 8 Okeechobee News December 26, 2012 On Sunday, Dec. 30, at 3 p.m., there will be a Party in the Park, under the tent in Flagler Park #4. The party will include live music, a complimentary meal and fellowship, sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial A ssociation For more information contact Nancy Vaughan, 863-763-4021 or Jim Benton of Faith Farm Ministries 863-7634224. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. invites you to visit the Next 2 New Clothes Kloset open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon located in the building behind the church. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite you to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. 2nd St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion, social sciences, geography and history and Christian romance. Also over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 68 p.m. Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. Ninth St, would 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 service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashioned singing and praising God. Enjoy our youth "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: 863763-0669. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church will have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1401 N.E. 14th Avenue, Okeechobee. All funds go to support 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 weekl y on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. Okeechobee area churches plan special programs Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents learn about aeroponicsRobert Simmons of Indiantown assists Mrs. Mitchum’s students at Yearling Middle School put together an aeroponics system. This system was designed and created by Mr. Simmons in order to grow plants suspended in air and to receive nutrients through a watering system built within this unit. Mrs. Mitchum received a $1,000 grant from Florida Ag in the Classroom with a grant proposal title, “Hydroponics versus Aeroponics versus Traditional Farming.” Students will compare data from plants growing using hydroponics, aeroponics and traditional farming. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Just like at Publix, you can depend on our helpful, knowledgeable Publix Pharmacy associates. To truly care about you and your health. Give you answers on prescription and over-the-counter medications. And work hard to help you feel better. Trust us to have your best interests at heart„including ways to save money, with these FREE medications: antibiotics,* lisinopril,** and metformin.*** Publix at Northlake Village 3551 US Highway 441 S. OkeechobeePharmacy Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.…8 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.…6 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.…5 p.m. Pharmacy Phone number: 863.763.0428Everything you love about Publix. And more.Publix Pharmacy now open at Northlake Village.publix.com/pharmacy *Up to a 14-day supply of select antibiotics. **All strengths included. Maximum 30-day supply (60 tablets). Lisinopril-HCTZ combination products excluded. *** All strengths of generic immediate-release metformin included. Maximum 30-day supply (90 tablets). Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 10 Okeechobee News December 26, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee NewsHoliday tea partyThe Quilters and The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Peace Lutheran Church, and Pastor John Hirst, enjoyed a special Christmas tea party and cookie exchange at the home of Egretta Wells-Brakke. Anyone Looking for Quick Job Training to get started in the healthcare eld should consider registering for the Nursing Assistant course (HCPV410C) at Indian River State College. IRSC is accepting applications for Nursing Assistant classes. Most Nursing Assistants help with patient care activities such as bathing and feeding. Nursing Assistants work under the supervision of nursing or medical staff to provide basic care in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' of ces, clinics and in-home care. This Nursing Assistant course is the rst step to becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The next Nursing Assistant course starts Jan. 14 and takes about seven weeks to complete. In the program, students attend class approximately 20 hours per week. Day and night classes are available at IRSC campuses and locations in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. In addition to Associate Degrees and Bachelor's Degrees, IRSC offers many Quick Job Training programs that enable students to gain job skills in less than a year. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. For more information on the Nursing Assistant Program, contact the IRSC Nursing Department at 772462-7570, or visit www.irsc.edu. IRSC offers nursing assistant training Okeechobee Shrine ClubThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will not hold their Spaghetti Dinner on Jan. 1 Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Kip at 863-3570427.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg! An An An kl kl kl e e e Fr Fr Fr ac ac ac tu tu tu re re re s s s • • Fo Fo Fo ot ot ot F F F ra ra ra ct ct ct ur ur ur es es es Fo Fo ot ot U U lc lc er er s s • • Ve Ve no no us us S S ta ta si si s s Ul Ul ce ce rs rs Le Le g g g In In fe fe ct ct io io ns ns We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease)235 NE 19th Dr • Okeechobee • www. oridafootspecialist.comBy Dr. Ron Woody Okeechobee Cancer CenterHello! I am Doctor Ron Woody, physician at Okeechobee Regional Cancer Center. I am a native Floridian, born in J acksonville Naval hospital and a graduate of both FSU University and University of Florida Medical School. (So no rivalry since Im a hybrid.) Im writing to tell you about state of the art cancer treatment located right here in Okeechobee and you w ill be treated here and not shipped to the coast (except for planning of y our treatment) or anywhere else w here you dont have the support of your family and friends. At the cancer center, we are capable of delivering Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Now, Okeechobee Cancer Center Offers State of the Art, Loca Treatmentsyou dont have to know the details, all you need to know is it allows us to concentrate the radiation where it is needed and even shape the area to conform to your anatomy, avoiding excessive radiation of normal, non-cancerous tissue. The treatments are painless and the only side effects are localized to the treatment area, unlike chemotherapy which affects the entire body and bone marrow. Recently, IMRT has been found to be superior to proton therapy in some tumors! Giving equal or better cure rates and less long term side effects! This was a relative surprise since the ONLY advantage of protons was supposed to be sparing of normal tissue. Whew! Thank God I dont have to go spend 125 million dollars! About the only thing superior about protons is the expense. It is a failure of our system to approve technology for use before it is proven to be effective. If you are treated at Okeechobee Cancer Center, you will also have the advantage of your treatment being planned using the only PET/ CT simulator on the Treasure Coast! This is one of the most important and useful technological advances in the staging of and treatment of cancer. A PET/CT is signi“cantly more accurate because the CT portion cuts down on FALSE positive and negative interpretations. (Improves by as much as 15 to 30 percent or more.) So remember, if a PET is ordered, it is better done on a combination scanner for staging and treatment. The major advantage of using a PET/CT simulator is in showing more accurately the extent o f the tumor. Since as a Radiation Oncologist my job is basically that of a target shooter, the PET keeps me from missing the target (cancer) by telling me to treat more or most importantly allows me to treat less thereby reducing side effects! You only have access to this technolog y at Okeechobee Cancer Center. Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.0039 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including Medicaid RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 11 Okeechobee News December 26, 2012 By Tony YoungFWCThere’s nally a chill and certain festiveness in the air as most of us try to take time off from work to enjoy spending quality time w ith family and friends and re ect on the passing year. Children are out of school on w inter break, and while the holiday season is upon us, so are several traditional hunting opportunities. The second phase of waterfowl and coot season runs through Jan. 27. In addition to the usual hunting license and permit requirements, duck hunters also must have a Florida waterfowl permit ($5) and a federal duck stamp ($15). The daily bag limit on ducks is six, but you need to know your ducks before you pull the trigger, because there are different daily limits for each species. For instance, within the sixbird limit there may be only one black duck, one mottled duck, one fulvous whistling-duck and one canvasback. Only two of your sixbird limit may be pintails or redheads, and three may be wood ducks. And you may have no more than four scaup, four scoters or four mallards (of which only two may be female) in your bag. All other species of ducks can be taken up to the six-bird limit, except harlequin ducks. The daily limit on coots is 15, and there’s a ve-bird limit on mergansers, only two of which may be hooded. When hunting waterfowl, hunters may use only nontoxic shotgun shells. Only iron (steel), bismuth-tin and various tungsten-alloys are permissible. For something different, try woodcock hunting. Woodcock season runs Dec. 18 – Jan. 31. Woodcocks are excellent game birds because they hold well for pointing bird dogs and provide a challenging shot when ushed. The daily bag limit is three. The third phase of mourning and white-winged dove season opened runs through Jan. 6. The daily bag limit is 15 birds. Shooting hours for all migratory birds are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. However, you must get a no-cost migratory bird permit where you purchase your hunting license before you hunt any of these birds. The only rearm you can use to hunt migratory game birds is a shotgun, no larger than 10-gauge. Shotguns must be plugged to a three-shell capacity (magazine and chamber combined). Bows also are legal. Retrievers and bird dogs can be useful. Arti cial decoys and manual or mouth-operated bird calls also are legal and essential gear for duck hunters. You ma y hunt migratory game birds over an agricultural eld if the crop was planted by regular agricultural methods. However, don’t even thin k about “sweetening” the eld by scattering agricultural products over it – or anywhere near it – or you could wind up in serious trouble. December brings Florida holiday hunting traditions

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Okeechobee News December 26, 2012 By Mickie AndersonUniversity of Florida/IFAS GAINESVILLE — When wildlife managers imported eight female Texas pumas in hopes they would mate with native Florida panthers, they knew they were taking a bit of a risk. But a new University of Florida research study, published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology, suggests their gamble paid off. Without those pumas, UF researchers Madan Oli and recent UF doctoral graduate J eff Hostetler found that the probability of the Florida panther population falling below 10 panthers by 2010 was nearly 71 percent. “We found that the Florida population w ould’ve declined, on average, by about 5 percent per year,” said Oli, a UF population ecology professor and Institute of Food and A gricultural Sciences faculty member. “And that’s essentially telling us there was a high chance that the population would’ve eventually gone extinct.” There were an estimated 20 to 25 panthers left in the state when the Texas female cats were brought to Florida in 1995. Of cials believe the population has since grown about 4 percent per year, and their estimate now ranges from 100 to 160, said Dave Onorato, a panther expert with the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Florida Panther Project. Having a scienti c study in hand that v alidates what conservation of cials had believed would happen is helpful, Onorato said. “It shows that the genetic restoration effort was effective at averting the loss of the Florida panther,” he said. The Florida panther had been listed as an endangered species since 1967, and although it was named the of cial state animal by 1982, it was in peril by the 1990s. The cats suffered from numerous inbreeding-related problems, including poor sperm quality and other reproductive abnormalities, kinked tails, heart defects and heavy parasite loads. When the Texas cats were brought to Florida, of cials weren’t sure how they would fare or that the breeding effort would work, but with the success of the genetic restoration, Onorato said a similar effort could be initiated again in the future. For now, however, there is no speci c timetable for such an effort. He said the cats continue to face threats from loss of habitat, cars and inbreeding. Although they sometimes roam far and wide, Florida panthers—the only puma population east of the Mississippi River—are primarily found in the Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades ecosystem areas that include parts of Collier, Lee, Hendry, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. The recent UF study, which examined several decades’ worth of eld data and genetic information about the panther, found that the robust survival of the Florida-Texas hybrid kittens played a large role in the panther population being reeled back from the brink of extinction. “I would say that at least in the short term, the outlook is good for the Florida panther,” said Hostetler, who worked on the project for more than four years as part of his doctoral studies. “But there are still a lot of threats to their survival that could be important in the long run.” The paper’s other author is Deborah Jansen of Big Cypress National Park. The research study was funded by the Florida Panther Research and Management Trust Fund (via sales of the Florida “Protect the Panther” license plate), National Par k Service, the University of Florida and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Panther effort likely saved big cats from extinction Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCAn adult Florida panther perches in a tree, in this le photo supplied by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology shows that Florida's population of the big cats was probably saved from extinction by the importation and release of eight female pumas from Texas, in 1995. Madan Oli, a population ecologist with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has a long-term research interest in the Florida panther, which has been federally classi ed as endangered since 1967. Special to the Okeechobee News The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has announced the 2013 Python Challenge™ with its goal of increasing public awareness about Burmese pythons and how this invasive species is a threat to the Everglades ecosystem, including native wildlife. As part of the Python Challenge, both the public and Florida’s python permit holders are invited to compete to see who can harvest the longest and the most Burmese pythons. On Jan. 12, the Python Challenge™ Kickoff will initiate a month-long program of harvesting Burmese pythons from public lands, and the public can see and learn more about these large constrictors. The kickoff is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center, which will hold its invasive species open house that day. “The FWC is encouraging the public to get involved in helping us remove Burmese pythons from public lands in south Florida,” said Kristen Sommers, head of the FWC’s Exotic Species Coordination Section. “By enlisting both the public and Florida’s python permit holders in a month-long competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons, we hope to motivate more people to nd and harvest these large, invasive snakes. The Python Challenge gives people a chance to sign up for a competition to see who can catch the longest or the most pythons. “Part of the goal of the Python Challenge is to educate the public to understand why nonnative species like Burmese pythons should never be released into the wild and encourage people to report sightings of exotic species,” Sommers said. “We also expect the competitive harvesting of Burmese pythons to result in additional information on the python population in south Florida and enhance our research and management efforts.” Grand prizes of $1,500 for harvesting the most Burmese pythons will be awarded to winners of both the General Competition and the Python Permit Holders Competition, with additional $1,000 prizes for the longest Burmese python harvested in both competitions. Funding for the prizes is provided by Python Challenge™ sponsors. The largest Burmese python documented in Florida was more than 17 feet in length. Complete information on the Python Challenge™, including how to train and register for the competitions and more about upcoming south Florida events, is available at PythonChallenge.org. Many partners, including the University of Florida, The Nature Conservancy, The Future of Hunting in Florida, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Zoo Miami, are involved in the Python Challenge™. Florida currently prohibits possession or sale of Burmese pythons for use as pets, and federal law bans the importation and interstate sale of this species. The Python Challenge™ will conclude with a free Awareness and Awards Event on Feb. 16 at Zoo Miami. Educational talks and exhibits will be available for all ages, with chances to encounter live Burmese pythons, meet the experts who research and capture them, and learn about protecting the precious resources of the Everglades ecosystem, including its native birds, mammals and reptiles. The winners of the General Competition and Python Permit Holders Competition will be presented with their awards. FWC seeks public’s help to control pythons in the Everglades Special to the Okeechobee News4-H Saddle CleaningSaddle cleaning fundraisers are the only way that this 4-H group raises money for their expenses related to the Equestrian Mounted Drill Team scheduled to begin competition in 2013!

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AuctionsVERO BEACHHIGHWAYMEN PAINTINGSAUCTION!SUN JAN 13@2PMTo be included, bring your paintings to Auctioneer’s of ce at: 15 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach(772) 562-5015 FoundDog found on Hwy 70 W near SW 48th ave. area, Call to identify. (863)467-2563 or (863)447-2172 Lost**REWARD** LOST PARROTT MEDIUM SIZED BIRD, GOLDEN FEATHERS WITH GREEN WINGS. IF SEEN PLEASE CALL 772-215-2090 Estate Sale*ESTATE SALE* Open house everything must go. Jan 4th thru Jan 7th 8:00 am ?? 2067 Hunter Road, BHR Fabric, tools, household items, furniture. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time IMMEDIATE OPENINGWater Distribution System Operator for the Okeechobee Utility Authority Maintenance or Construction work. Applicant must be able to perform heavy physical labor, must be able to work with other employees and the general public. Applicant must possess a valid FL Operator’s Driver’s License (only those with a clean driving record for the last three years need apply), have high school diploma or equivalent, and have neat, legible handwriting and average mathematical skills. Apply to the Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ce, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 or obtain an application at www.oua .com. Applications will be accepted until January 15,2013 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE. MAINTENANCE The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce is looking for a Maintenance employee for general maintenance to include plumbing, electrical, carpentry and HVAC, must be able to work exible schedule. Any certi cations are a plus. Apply online at: okeesheriff.org or pick up application at: 504 NW 4th Street. Submit completed application to H.R. Director Mariah Anuez, by: January 3, 2013. Applicants must have a valid D.License and H.S. Diploma. We are a drug free workplace. American Drilling Services is in need of an experienced service technician with knowledge in water treatment and pump repair. MUST have prior experience. Apply in person @ 405 SW 2nd Street Booth Rental Available at Chobeelicious Beauty Salon Contact Shelena at 863-801-5154 or 863-824-3384 or stop by 211 SW 3rd St. Carnival Amusement & Recreation Attendants wanted for Doolan Amusement Company. 16 temporary positions open from 2/15/2013 to 12/31/2013. Job involves: Perform variety of attending duties at amusement facility (traveling carnival). Set-up, tear-down, operate amusement rides, food concessions and/or games. Post-employment and random drug testing and background checks may be required. Travel with the Carnival is required. No training or experience is required. Equal Opportunity, FLSA (13)(a)(3) exempt employer not subject to Federal hourly wage, overtime or record keeping requirements. No overtime expected. Overtime, if any, calculated and paid as per applicable regulations. Work schedule varies widely, typically 40 Hrs/Wk, WedSun, 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The employer will pay the weekly salary for each week that the worker is employed. Employer will pay the applicable variable prevailing wage for each location, starting in Okeechobee Co, FL, $325.20/WK and traveling to: St. Johns Co. $330.80/WK; Volusia Co. $318.80/WK; Indian River Co, $319.20/WK; Miami-Dade Co, $324.00/WK; Broward Co, $323.60/WK; Orange Co, $331.60/WK; Palm Beach Co, $325.20/WK; St. Lucie Co, $323.20/WK; Sarasota Co, FL, $322.40/WK; Chesapeake City Co, $323.20/WK; Halifax Co, $320.80/WK; Fairfax Co, VA, $322.40/WK; Westchester & Putnam Co, $323.20/WK; Suffolk & Nassau Co, $321.20/WK; Saratoga Co, $330.00/WK; Dutchess Co, NY, $326.80/WK; New London Co, CT, $350.00/WK; Monmouth Co, NJ, $322.00/WK; Montgomery Co, MD, $325.60/WK; Merrimack, Co, NH, $328.80/WK; Franklin Co, $349.20/WK; Hampden Co, MA, $351.60/WK; Wake Co, NC, $324.40/WK. AVERAGE: $327.81/WK.. Employer certi es that if there are changes in work locations, employer will obtain applicable prevailing wage for work location and pay such wage. Merit increases and/or bonuses may be awarded at employer discretion. Employer makes available mobile housing valued at $100.00 /week. Employer makes available transportation from venue to venue and scheduled transportation to laundry, shopping valued at $25.00 / week.Please apply by: Fax Resume to: 772-872-3045 Email Resume to: jfdoolanetina2@yahoo.com Doolan Amusement Company: 4331 S.E. Hopetown Terrace, Stuart, FL 34997 Please include complete contact information in your submission. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Pet ServicesTerrier mix puppies for sale.6 weeks old.really cute. Call after 3;00 pm. (863)801-9380 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Miscellaneous LICENSE PLATES $100 each for FLORIDA LICENSE PLATES FROM OKEECHOBEE COUNT Y THAT BEGIN WITH THE NUMBER 57 for years 1938, 1940, 41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 52, 54, 55, and 1957 Any condition accepted, so long as they are readable. Jeff Francis 727-424-1576 email gobucs13@aol.com Musical Instruments Electric Organ Lowery, plays a variety of music with a push of a button. $800.00 Call 863-763-0314 Pets/SuppliesRAZOR EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES SHOTS, WORMED, 17 WEEKS OLD. $300.00 CALL RHONDA 863-634-4407 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $12.00 a piece. Coastal $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 15 Okeechobee News December 26, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09000344CA DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-1 Plaintiff, v. JUAN M MOLINA, ERANDI Y AGUIRRE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 25, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 09000344CA of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 16TH day of January, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13 AND 14, BLOCK 7, OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator 250 NW Country Club Drive Suite 217 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 807-4370 DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA THIS 29th DAY OF October, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK 430126 ON 12/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-DR-406 Ehrica Alonso, Petitioner and Josue Gomez, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION TO ESTABLISH PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PARENTING PLAN WITH TIME-SHARING SCHEDULE TO: Josue Gomez 540 NE 62nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your answer to it on Ehrica Alonso, whose address is 540 NE 62nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 on or before January 8, 2013, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Firm 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. Dated: 12/7/2012 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ Heather Thomas Deputy Clerk 432414 ON 12/12,19,26 1/2 Public Notice Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Rent A FFORDABLE New large house, 3/2, large yard, W/D. $1000/mo Bring pets. Call 561-723-2226. OKEE2/1 3/2 Large First class property. 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash, back-up generator & utilities included $545. mo. and $495. mo. For alternate unit 3/2 $595. mo. call for details. Mon-Fri. No Pets. 863-467-9800 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 OKEECHOBEE Executive of ce spaces avail. $350 month. Includes Alarm, electric, water, and WiFi. Call 863-697-9663. RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleOKEECHOBEE 2br./2 ba. Palm Creek waterfront Gated Community. Owner nancing. Option to rent. 863-532-0273. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentTREASURE ISLAND 3BR, 2BA Large yard. Lawn service included. $725 mo. 2 weeks FREE w/security deposit. No pets. Call (863)634-0663 Mobile HomeSaleFOR SALE 3 Bedroom Mobile Home with 2 lots & access to river. 44 Boondock Rd. $35,000 Call 863-763-2346 or 863-610-4625 OKEECHOBEE on 3 lots 28x48 MH, 3 br., 2 ba. 20 x 21 carport, in Kissimmee River Est. $42,500. 502-845-4251. Palm Harbor Homes New Home Stimulus 5K for your Used Mobile Home Any Condition 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 RV Space RentBIG O RV RESORT LOT 38 LARGE OUTSIDE LOT WITH PAVERS AND VIEW $250/MO. ANNUALLY PLUS ELECTRIC. $650/MO. WITH ELECTRIC. OBO CALL DAVE 715-216-6002 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000426 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, VS. CHARLES E. PARKER, JR., KAREN L. PARKER TD BANK, N.A., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, 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 October 31, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOTS 1 THROUGH 8, BLOCK 32, FIRST ADDITION TO PINEWOOD HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 703 NE 24TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, the sale will be held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on January 16, 2013 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 1st day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 430355 ON 12/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000216 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2006-L1, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-L1 Plaintiff, VS. DONALD ATTERIDGE A/K/A DONALD ATTRIDGE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD ATTERIDGE A/K/A DONALD ATTRIDGE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 13, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2010-CA-000216, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2006L1, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-L1 is Plaintiff and DONALD ATTERIDGE A/K/A DONALD ATTRIDGE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD ATTERIDGE A/K/A DONALD ATTRIDGE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312, N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m., on the 23rd day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 22, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna 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 o de habla, llame al 711.KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri Kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa 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. Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.com 431530 ON 12/26/2012 1/2/2013 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2012 CA 288 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR FREMONT HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-D, MORTGAGEBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-D, Plaintiff, VS. GARY PARKS AND TRACI T. PARKS A/K/A TRACI THOMAS PARKS A/K/A TRACI PARKS A/K/A TRACI MICHELLE THOMAS A/K/A TRACI M. THOMAS A/K/A TRACI THOMAS, et.al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 31, 2012, and entered in 2012 CA 288 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR FREMONT HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-D, MORTGAGEBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-D, is the Plaintiff and GARY PARKS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY PARKS; TRACI T. PARKS A/K/A TRACI THOMAS PARKS A/K/A TRACI PARKS A/K/A TRACI MICHELLE THOMAS A/K/A TRACI M. THOMAS A/K/A TRACI THOMAS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN; SURETY CORPORATION OF AMERICA-FLORIDA INC. A/K/A SURETY CORPORATION OF AMERICA, INC., FLORIDA F/K/A NATIONAL SURETY SERVICES, INC. OF FLORIDA A/K/A NATIONAL SURETY SERVICES OF FLORIDA, INC.; AMERICAN BANKERS INSURANCE COMPANY OF FLORIDA; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) 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 Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on January 23, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 10K, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER OF THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN THENCE SOUTH 0 05’ 07” WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 18 FOR A DISTANCE OF 487.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 54’ 53” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 861.97 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 04’ 22” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 610.32 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0 04’ 22” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 203.44 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 54’ 53” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 214.12 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 04’ 22” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 203.44 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 54’ 53” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 214.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, 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 1st day of November, 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. 430361 ON 12/26/2012;1/2/2013 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Public Notice When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-159 IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD SOBIECKI Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDWARD SOBIECKI, deceased, whose date of death was July 5, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probabe Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is 12-26-12. Personal Representative: JAMES T. SMITH 3501 SE 25th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974Attorney for Personal Represenative:COLIN M. CAMERON 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com 429224 ON 10/21,28/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000222 HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC. Plaintiff, VS. MARION E. MEEKS III AND ALICE MEEKS MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. Y.R.P. REAL ESTATE INC, 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 October 25, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 50, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGES 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2942 NW 35TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sale will be held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on January 16, 2013 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 30th day of October, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 430122 ON 12/26/12;1/2/2013IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-109 IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES R. ROUP, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of CHARLES R. ROUP, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-109 by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was June 15, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $0.00 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Charles J. Roup 6675 NE 4th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Bobbie Jean Selig 505 Wright Circle Vero Beach, FL 32968 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full .payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORID A PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHE R APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is October 21, 2012. Persons Giving Notice: CHARLES J. ROUP 6675 NE 4th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972Attorney for Persons Giving Norice:COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 429224 ON 10/21,28/2012 NOTICE On January 05, 2013 @ 10:00 AM, there will be sold to the highest bidder At the premises of SABAL PALM SELF STORAGE, 14040 Hwy 441 N, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (Landlord) the contents of storage spaces rented by Tenants, for failure to pay rent due on the spaces. Sealed bids will be accepted until the day of the sale. The contents of the spaces consist of personal property including household goods, furnishings, clothing, boxes, bags, and totes, and other miscellaneous property. The names of the tenants whose property will be sold are: 1. Donald Lundy Unit A-12 10x20 minimum bid $400 2. Elizabeth Wilson Unit C-20 10x20 minimum bid $400 Sabal Palm Self Storage 863-357-1110 432960 ON 12/19,26/2012 16 Okeechobee News December 26, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472008CA000209CA CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. JOHN S. VEST; SHANA M VEST; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 25, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 472008CA000209CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 9th day of January, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 5, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK SECTION 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORID A THIS 9th DAY OF November, 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORID A BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 431269 ON 12/19,26/2012

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2012CA201 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-5 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5, Plaintiff, vs. Kyle D. Ottiwell and Angela D. Ottiwell; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 18th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012CA201 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-5 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5, is the Plaintiff, and Kyle D. Ottiwell and Angela D. Ottiwell are Defendants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. on the 9th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 23 and 24, Block 43, Okeechobee Park, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 28, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Street Address: 2611 NW 5th St, Okeechobee, FL 34972 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff s mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 18th day of October, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 429520 ON 12/19,26/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009 CA 000308 U.S. Bank National Association, as Successor Trustee, to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee, for Ownit Mortgage Loan Trust, Ownit Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certi cates, Series 2006-3 Plaintiff, -VS.Richard C. Doss, Sr. a/k/a Richard Doss and Denise Doss, Husband and Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Ownit Mortgage Solutions, Inc.; Asset Acceptance LLC.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 25, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000308 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank National Association, as Successor Trustee, to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee, for Ownit Mortgage Loan Trust, Ownit Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certi cates, Series 2006-3, Plaintiff and Richard C. Doss, Sr. a/k/a Richard Doss and Denise Doss, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on January 16, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 19, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, 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. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn pare 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 dlas antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dlas pare 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 ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 430125 ON 12/19,26/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2011-CA-000306 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as Successor by Merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC Plaintiff, -VS.Cynthia Deuse Hand a/k/a Cynthia D. Hand; David Eugene Rogers, Jr. a/k/a David Eugene Rogers a/k/a David E. Rogers, Jr. a/k/a David Rogers, Jr.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2011CA-000306 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as Successor by Merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC, Plaintiff and Cynthia Deuse Hand a/k/a Cynthia D. Hand are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court SHARON ROBERTSON, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on January 16, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 6 AND 7, BLOCK 3, DIXIE RANCH ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, 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. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicaise 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 o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 430329 ON 12/19,26/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2011CA431 HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-2, Plaintiff, vs. Eleden C. Fonseca and Jose Luis Fonseca; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 18th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011CA431 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-2, is the Plaintiff, and Eleden C. Fonseca and Jose Luis Fonseca are Defendants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 3rd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. on the 9th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 1: COMMENCE AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1122.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREE 24’08” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 24’08” EAST FOR THE A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 004’22” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 8924’08” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 004’22” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION LONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1122.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREE 24’08” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SAID SECTION FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND PARCEL 3: COMMENCE AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION LONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1122.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREE 24’08” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 500.00 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 8924’08”EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 004’22” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 8924’08” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 004’22” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. Street Address: 7220 NE 11th Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff’s mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 18th day of October, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 429518 ON 12/19,26/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000634 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIDELITY BANK & TRUST Plaintiff, vs. ANDREA BADARACCO, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 25, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2008-CA-000634 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association successor by merger to National City Bank Successor by Merger to Fidelity Bank & Trust, is the Plaintiff and Andrea Badaracco; George G. King, Jr., A/K/A George G. King; Unknown Spouse of George, G. King, Jr. A/K/A George G. King N/K/A Alexandria King; Current Tenant(s); and Stuart A. Young, Esq., are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM, on January 16, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: The North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 12; LESS the East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 12, Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3A-D, inclusive, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 1981 mobile home: Title No.: 0019222803 VIN#C0SGART0011327 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA 256 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. BILLY HESCH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BILLY HESCH; RICHARD H. WELLMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD H. WELLMAN; JOHN DOE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000124 CA T D BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, V S. PATSY H. MAUPIN, an individual; PATSY H. MAUPIN, as personal representative of the estate of Norman G. Maupin; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATSY H. MAUPIN; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6, 2012 (the “ Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000124 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, a National Association, is Plaintiff, and PATSY H. MAUPIN, an individual, and PATSY H. MAUPIN, as personal representative of the estate of Norman G. Maupin, are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on January 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 16, Block “D”, Playland Park, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 27, 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 17 Okeechobee News December 26, 2012claim 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 on November 6, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 431273 ON 12/26/2012 1/2/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000520 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2010-7T, Plaintiff, v. LESLIE R. REMBERT A/K/A LESLIE REMBERT; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; STATE & COUNTY CONSTRUCTION & FLORIDA, INC.; BARBARA REHM; KEN REHM; OKEECHOBEE HOSPITAL, INC., D/B/A RAULERSON HOSPITAL; AND JOHN DOE N/K/A SHAKEDRAL REMBERT, JANE DOE N/K/A SHAKIA REMBERT. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2009-CA-000520 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 23rd day of January, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 19 AND THE EAST ONEHALF OF LOT 18, BLOCK 64, EL MIRASOL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator 250 NW Country Club Drive Suite 217 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA THIS 15th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COURTS BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 431281 ON 12/26/2012 1/2/2013 and JANE DOE, unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6, 2012 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-256 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, a National Association, is Plaintiff, and BILLY HESCH and RICHARD H. WELLMAN, are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on January 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 70, Treasure Island, Unit 6, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 57, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Together with that certain 1964 CENT SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME (Serial No. 50X5053), VIN # 50X5053, Title # 1669782, RP # R245211 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 on November 6, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 431270 ON 12/26;12 1/2/13 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 12000286CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER, TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. MCCAROL PARTNERS, INC., GAIL A. MCGREGOR, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GAIL A. MCGREGOR, CAROL A. BELLMORE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL A. BELLMORE, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2, the names being ctitious to account for parties in possession, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered on October 31, 2012 in Case No. 12000286CA of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, and MCCAROL PARTNERS, INC., et. al, Defendants, will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at the hour of 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of January, 2013, the following property: Lots 13, 14 and 15, Block D, of LAWRENCE INDUSTRIAL SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 37, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1669 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee, FL Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 1st day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTIf 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. 430360 ON 12/19,26/2012 MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 30th day of October 2012. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 430373 ON 12/19,26/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000337 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. DANIEL TREMBLAY et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 26, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000337 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and DANIEL TREMBLAY; 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 COUNT Y JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORID A 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 23rd day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 14, SECTION 22, AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3-3E, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# GAFL675A78318AV21 & GAFL675B78318AV21 A/K/A 18134 NW 282 ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349721Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of tie 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 October 30, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09038196 CHASEDIRECT-FHA--Team 6 F09038196 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disabilit y who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 430135 ON 12/26/12;1/2/2013 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds.

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000426 PNC BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NAT IONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. FABIAN J. MURGIO, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 26, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000426 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association successor by merger to National City Bank Successor by MerPublic Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! 18 Okeechobee News December 26, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472008CA000265CAXXXX TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., Plaintiff, VS. YANET Y. RODRIGUEZ; PABLO RODRIGUEZ; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 6th day of November, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472008CA000265CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. is the Plaintiff and YANET Y. RODRIGUEZ, JANE DOE, JOHN DOE A/K/A RONNIE RODRIGUEZ, PABLO RODRIGUEZ and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 23rd day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 72, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 59, 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. SPANISH: Si usted es una persoger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Fabian J. Murgio; Lana F. Murgio; are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, 11:00am on January 23, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 32, Block 2, Sun & Country Ranches, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 98 to 102 inclusive, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. 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 na 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, name al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 15th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 431282 ON 12/26/2012 1/2/2013 ACROSS 1 American PieŽ actress 9 Leading, usually 15 Refinement 16 Goes without saying? 17 Subtle differences 18 Where ignorant __ clash by nightŽ: Matthew Arnold 19 Was left out, facetiously 21 Round-topped topper 22 Ticked 23 Duchamp contemporary 26 Nursery employee 28 Milky way? 32 Rye server 34 Trifle 35 Its good to be in one 36 Something taken by a shooter 38 Some incentives 39 Non-acidic vitamin brand 40 Labor gp. that initially supported FDR 41 Jacks wife in Season 1 of 24Ž 42 Therapy goal 43 Bridge units 45 Case, for instance: Abbr. 46 Last straw 48 Video end? 50 Man, to Aristotle 57 Throws 58 Sure, why not?Ž 59 Meet people? 60 Pedigree 61 Black-tie 62 Diamond gem DOWN 1 Keep an eye on 2 Et __ 3 Like most mailed pkgs. 4 Deal maker 5 Palm prevalent in Indonesia 6 Hard to figure out 7 Frozen pop brand 8 Fortune 9 Its across the Missouri from Council Bluffs, Iowa 10 Point from which one must proceed? 11 Disappointed, slangily 12 End in __ 13 Noahs eldest 14 Sinclair Oil rival 20 Subject to strain 23 Puff __ 24 Eponymous candy company founder 25 Lady LazarusŽ poet 27 Henri, e.g. 29 Doctors orders 30 All possible 31 Mastic, for one 33 Puts on a pedestal 35 Matrimonial prize 37 Judges 38 Storage unit 40 Pablo Casals, e.g. 43 Sound heard after a lot of shots? 44 Third-generation JapaneseAmerican 47 Rapper Elliott 49 Core 50 Frontier friend 51 Shortstop Vizquel 52 Oxford fastener 53 Star seen around midnight 54 Suffragist Lucretia 55 Leedss river 56 Astron. distance By Victor Fleming (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 05/14/11 05/14/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: gy Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.comMAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 30th day of October 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 430364 ON 12/26/2012;1/2/2013 Crossword Puzzle

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