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Publication Date: 01-02-2013
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14.99 feetLast Year: 13.68 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee baseball alumnus Timmy Far rell (Class of 2012) parlayed a strong senior season and a trip to the American Legion World Series into a spot on the Eastern Tennessee Buccaneer Baseball roster this year. His American Legion team in Fort Pierce won the Florida State Title and his pitching got him some attention from colleges. Farrell said he didn’t wait for schools to come to him and he actively contacted them and sent them some game videos which got their attention. Farrell makes Division I baseball team Wednesday, January 2, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 1 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Tullio wraps up college football career ... Page 3 Sierra Coward to represent PRCA ... Page 4 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News There were 95 fewer in Okeechobee who collected unemployment bene ts in November as the jobless rates fell from 9.9 percent to 9.4 percent in our area, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Dec. 21. The monthly report showed 1,818 residents collected bene ts as compared to 1,923 in October, and 2,190 in November, 2011. Glades County had a slight decline from 9.1 to 9 percent. The report showed 433 residents collected bene ts last month. The rate in November, 2011 stood at 10.2 percent when 519 residents collected bene ts in the Moore Haven area. Okeechobee was ninth among Florid a Counties and Glades stood at 15th highest. The worst unemployment was in Hendry County, Okeechobee jobless rates continue to declineLibrary lecture series to feature western musicals ... Page 2 See JOBS — Page 5 See FARRELL — Page 5 Timmy Farrell Special to the Okeechobee NewsHistoric aircraft at Aviation ExpoVisitors to the Ninth annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, Jan. 17-20, will have a chance to interact with history when three World War II era aircraft arrive to spend the weekend on display at the Sebring Regional Airport. For more on the story, see page 3. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News One of two recent convenience store holdups may have been solved when investigators arrested a local man and charged him with the armed robbery of a business on S.E. 34th Ave. Tony Andrew Jackson Jr., 23, N.E. 16th Ave., was arrested Friday, Dec. 28 on felony charges of armed robbery, grand theft and aggravated assault with a rearm. Jackson is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $200,000 bond. Detective Bryan O. Lowe, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated in his arrest report that a man entered the Max Food Mart on Dec. 23 around 6:41 p.m. He then “walked casually” to the counter and pulled a handgun and demanded all the money Local man accused of robbery Tony Andrew Jackson See JACKSON — Page 5

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News It’s time once again for Ian R.B. Nairnsey to bring a taste of Broadway to Okeechobee. This year in his annual lecture series illustrated by photographs and musical recordings, he decided to do something different. Since Okeechobee is known as a cow town, Mr. Nairnsey decided to do a series about Broadway musicals and movies with western themes. All performances will be at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The series opens Jan. 5 with “Oklahoma!” —the longest-running play on Broadway. The original production opened on Broadway, March 31, 1943, and ran for 2,243 performances. Mr. Nairnsey said the popularity of “Oklahoma!” is due in part to how well the plot, songs and dances owed together. He said all those elements were beautifully handled as one blend. Another reason for the musical’s success, according to Mr. Nairnsey is that it was a beautifully told homespun tale of America which had a nostalgic appeal to servicemen of the day. It was the rst musical written by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and contains well know songs such as “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin,’” “People will Say We’re in Love,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” and of course, “Oklahoma!” The play was made into a movie in 1955 starring Gordon MacRae. The following Saturday, Jan. 12, Mr. Narinsey presents “Destry Rides Again,” a 1932 lm starring Tom Mix. The movie was remade in 1939 starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich. It was rewritten for Broadway in 1959 and starred Andy Grif th. “Annie Get Your Gun,” about sharpshooter Annie Oakley, a member of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, is the presentation for Jan. 26. It features the music of Irving Berlin and contains such hits as “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Doin’ What Comes Naturally, “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun,” and “Anything you Can Do.” The following Saturday, Feb. 2, will feature “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” which appeared on Broadway in 1978 and was made into a 1982 movie starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton. It also featured Noah Beery, Jr. and Jim Nabors. The late Charles Durning was nominated for an Oscar for a supporting role. Mr. Nairnsey says the musical tells the true story of a house of ill repute that was allowed to operate because local law enforcement of cials used it as a source of information against bad guys. The series ends on Feb. 6 with “Paint Your Wagon.” This 1951 Broadway musical was made into a movie in 1969 starring Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood. These two actors, both known for their tough-guy roles, had singing parts in the move. Popular songs from “Paint Your Wagon” include “Wand’rin’ Star,” sung by Lee Marvin and “They Call the Wind Maria.” Mr. Nairnsey’s interest in musical theater began many years ago when he saw “South Paci c” on Broadway. His fascination continued as he practiced law in England for 30 years. He has amassed an extensive collection of recorded music. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News In what could be a sign of an improving economy, Okeechobee may soon have three new dollar stores representing two nationwide chains. Bryn Wilburn, Public Relations Manager for Family Dollar, con rmed that Family Dollar plans to open a new store on S.R. 70 late in 2013. The company has led a site plan with the Okeechobee County Planning and Zoning Department for a store on the south side of S.R. 70 near the intersection with U.S. 98. There is already one Family Dollar in Okeechobee. However, Mrs. Wilburn told the Okeechobee News, “We are a neighborhood store and serve the needs of the families in the immediate vicinity of our stores. It’s not uncommon to have Family Dollar Stores within a mile or two of one anther.” According to their website, Family Dollar has over 6,800 stores from Maine to Arizona. A rival company, Dollar General Store, with over 10,000 stores in 40 states, according to their website, may also be coming to Okeechobee. While Dollar General of cials did not respond to queries by newspaper deadline, the planning and zoning department has information that Dollar General is planning to build a store on S.R. 70 about 2 blocks east of the proposed Family Dollar and a second Dollar General on U.S. 441 S.E. across the road from the existing Family Dollar Store. Okeechobee could have 3 new dollar stores 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 79F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 79F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night : Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds from the S W at 5 to 10 mph. Friday : Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 79F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon. Okeechobee Forecast Library to feature western-themed musicals Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the MonthThese high soaring Eagles earned Student of the Month at South Elementary School for the Month of November. Congratulations goes to: Thalia Svatora, Darlene Santillan Denova, Ricardo Rosales, Ethan Pope, Isabella Puga, Abigail Bozeman, Erin Starling, Logan Philbee, Monica Hampton, Joy Whipple, Hannah Ellsworth, Raul Rodriguez and Raul Castellanos Marin.

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V isitors to U.S. Sport A viation Expo will see historic WW II aircraft and learn about space v ehicles of the futureSEBRING.—Visitors to the 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, Jan. 17-20, 2013, w ill have a chance to interact with history w hen three World War II era aircraft arrive to spend the weekend on display at the Sebring Regional Airport. At the opposite end of the aviation spectrum, Expo attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) current Commercial Crew Program. A B-17 bomber, a B-24 bomber, and a P-51C ghter from the Collings Foundation W ings of Freedom Tour are scheduled to arrive on Friday, Jan. 18, at 1:30 p.m. The aircraft will remain on display, and make demonstration ights throughout the weekend. A daily admission ticket for Expo will be required to view the aircraft. The B-17 bomber Nine-O-Nine, the B-24 Liberator Witchcraft, and the P-51C Betty Jane will be on display from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18; from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19; and from 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out —$12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Guests may also experience the once-ina-lifetime opportunity to take a 30-minute ight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $425 per person. Aviation enthusiasts may also have the rare opportunity to experience ight training in the P-51C Betty Jane, with a P-51-rated pilot/instructor providing training. Flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. Guests are welcome to make reservations in advance by calling the Collings Foundation at 800-568-8924. For more information about the Wings of Freedom Tour, visit www.collingsfoundation.org. NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) is expected to offer access to and return from low-Earth orbit, including transportation to the International Space Station. The CCP will help lay the foundation for future commercial transportation capabilities for the U.S. government and other free-enterprise customers. For more information about the CCP, visit www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew. The Sport Aviation Show features light sport and sport aircraft, and includes conventional aircraft, kit planes, powered parachutes, trikes, gyros, amphibians, and innovative designs such as electrically powered aircraft—over 150 aircraft on display. The ninth annual event will again take place at the Sebring Regional Airport (SEF), in Sebring, Fla. from Jan. 17-20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For details such as discounted online tickets sales, schedule of events, exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities visit www.sport-aviation-expo.com. Expo to host Wings of Freedom Tour By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News C.J. Tullio rst moved about 800 miles from Okeechobee to Athens, West Virginia to pursue his dream of playing college football. He never dreamed he would move around even more after his arrival. Tullio played every position on the offensive line at one point or another during his four-year career at the Division II School which ended last month. Tullio grew from 5’10” and about 225 pounds in high school to ll out at 6’1” and 280 pounds in college. His senior year was probably his best as he was named second team All-Conference in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. “My career went quick. This year was personally the best season I’ve had. The team fell short but it felt good to get a ring from the 2011 Conference Championship,” he noted. The Mountain Lions did not make the playoffs as they nished (7-4). Still Tullio was part of a turnaround in the program over the past four years. “It was kind of a letdown this year but they should be good next year. It was nice to keep playing football and to nish up strong,” he added. Tullio switched to right tackle this year and excelled. He started at center, guard and tackle during his career. He said one of the fondest moments was playing against former teammate Aukeemian Mills who plays for West Virginia Wesleyan. Concord prevailed in this year’s game 23-16. “It just went very fast. My rst start was a scary moment but a good moment at the same time. I’d say the high point was winning conference my junior year,” he added. Tullio has another year of academic wor k before he graduates. He intends to become a teacher and is studying sports management. He would like to return to Florida and work as a physical education teacher. C.J. is the son of Susan and Jonah Allen. He was part of a successful squad at Okeechobee High as he earned three letters and appeared in two post-season games. C.J. Tullio wraps up college football career 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsC.J. Tullio of Okeechobee played college football in West Virginia.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013 Public Forum/Speak Out Spice and marijuana Spice is a toxic concoction that is not supposed to be smoked or in any way ingested by a human being. It says so on the package. Anyone who smokes it is an idiot. Teens need to be smarter than that. Smoking that Spice stuff can cause all kinds of physical problems. It can even kill you. Just because you can purchase something legally does not mean it is safe to smoke it. There are all kinds of toxic things that you can buy legally that are not safe to smoke or ingest and that is why there are warning labels on the packages.  I don’t drink or smoke. If marijuana w ere legal, I would not use it. But if they put it on the ballot I would vote to legalize it because to me it is just like alcohol and Prohibition. When they made selling alcohol illegal, then the organized crime gangs got involved in it to make money and that led to all kinds of violence. Right now smuggling marijuana is big business and related to all kinds of violence. When they lifted Prohibition and let people buy alcohol legally, it took the violence out of it. I think the same thing would happen with marijuana. If people could buy marijuana at a store legally, they would not buy from the smugglers. The market for the illegal stuff would dry up.  Two states have put marijuana on the ballot and the people there wanted it to be legal. I think Florida should do the same. Let farmers grow it legally. That would be a good cash crop for a lot of farmers who are struggling now. And they could tax it and the money could go to the government instead of to the drug lords.A message A friend told that God is like a radio station. He is always sending messages, you just have to tune in.  I’ve seen nothing and I’ve heard nothing. Absence of proof, is proof of absence.  There are none so blind, as he who will not see...Taxes You get taxed and taxed and have nothing to show for it. It’s about like the quality of water we have here in ‘Chobee. It’s horrible. How many of you buy bottled water to drink? You have to replace your shower heads and faucets nearly every two years because the water erodes them. If new developers want to hook up, they should pay for the expansion of the water system. There are more than enough homes for sale that are already connected to OUA. The gouge you until you have seen enough, paying over $100 a month for water that is undrinkable ... water we get charged twice for.  I’ll keep my yucky, sulphur, iron water well, thank You. I truly don’t know how the city residents put up with the poor quality.  You think home owners insurance is out of control, just wait until 2013. That is when our new “auto insurance” reform measures go in to effect. We are forced by law to purchase and pay for $10,000 worth of medical coverage, but thanks to the Republicans in Tallahassee, we will now have to beg our insurance companies to allow us access to even $2,500 worth of coverage. To access the full $10,000 we will have to be on death’s door.Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Newspaper welcomes community submissionsThe Okeechobee News welcomes news from local clubs, organizations, businesses, schools and individuals. Email your news to okeenews@newszap.com. Please email photos at jpg attachments. Special to the Okeechobee News In September of this year Sierra Coward competed in the Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant in the Teen division. This competition entailed the three parts of the horsemanship competition: a written exam, an interview and performance to two riding patterns and a ag carry. She modeled, and gave a speech about Florida and why she wants to represent her state, she took a written exam about rodeo and current events, she answered on stage questions about rodeo and current events and conducted a personality interview and submitted a photo also for judging. Sierra won the much sought after Horsemanship Award, the State Speech Award, the Photogenic Award and the title of Miss Teen Rodeo Florida, 2013. Winning the pageant is quite a feat in itself, but that isn’t where it ends, it is a job interview. Her job is now to represent PRCA, rodeo and Florida. Sierra will embark on this journey ofcially on Jan. 1, 2013. She will travel the State of Florida to rodeos, parades, dinners, conventions and schools. Her job as an ambassador for Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association will place her in many cities throughout her year. On Feb. 22, Sierra will be of cially crowned at the Denim and Diamonds gala fundraiser at the KOA Resort. This is her of cial crowning for all her friends in Okeechobee to see. This will be her one large fund raiser to assist with the expenses of the travel required. Her supporters’ goal is to raise enough money throughout her year that she can also attend the Wrangle National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December of 2013 and support her, Miss Rodeo Florida 2013 Jenna Smeenk at the Miss Rodeo America pageant and participate during the rodeo with meet and greets, dinners, autograph signings etc. The Teens are encouraged to attend to visualize the “brass ring” achievable by these young Ladies. On her schedule from January through April, Sierra will be required to travel to Destin, Homestead, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Lake City, Davie, and attend rodeos in Okeechobee, Brighton and Arcadia. These are multiple-day rodeos and require staying for at least three days. In March she will host a weekend for the other Teen Queens from across America to attend the Shoot-Out rodeo in Ft. Pierce. She has received an invitation to attend a day at the National Cattleman’s Association Convention in Tampa as a guest of Woody Larson. There is no higher level for Sierra to achieve in her age group as Miss Teen Rodeo Florida. When she achieves the age o f 19 she will be eligible to compete for Miss Rodeo Florida and would at that time be required to represent Florida at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant. Even though Sierra will travel extensivel y in parts of her year, she also wants to be active in her own community. She plans to attend as many events here as possible to assist with fund raisers and other public events. Tickets for the Denim & Diamonds event are available at Okeechobee Music, Syble’s Flowers, Eli’s Western Wear and BJH Southern Accessories. For more information, call 863-634-6397. Okeechobee girl is an ambassador for PRCA Special to the Okeechobee NewsSierra Coward

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man already on drug offender probation was arrested on felony charges after he w as allegedly found to have cocaine in his v ehicle, as well as two young children. Tavares Latrez Whitehead, 35, W. 30th St., Riviera Beach, was arrested Friday, Dec. 28, on felony charges of possession of cocaine, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a rearm by a convicted felon and child endangerment. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended with knowledge. Records at the Okeechobee County Jail indicate that he is currently being held on $41,000 bond. Whitehead was arrested by detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force after he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of S.E. 39th Ave. and S.E. 28th St. A detective's arrest report indicated that the driver of a red 2002 Ford sports utility vehicle also refused to stop for the detective until he, Whitehead, had reached a residence on S.E. 21st Court. In the SUV with Whitehead were two children, ages 5 and 7, who apparently belonged to his girlfriend. When Whitehead stepped out of the SUV the detective stated that there was a white residue on his pants, and that there was a substance found on the kick plate of the vehicle. When that substance found in the SUV was eld tested it reportedly indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine. The detective went on to state in the report that as Deputy Yamil Astacio, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), was on his way to the scene as a backup a concerned citizen pointed to something in the road on S.E. 21st Court. After Whitehead was placed in handcuffs, the detective returned to the area where that citizen had pointed. The detective went on to say that the citizen was now holding several pieces of a substance that was similar to that found in the SUV. A eld test was performed on those pieces of substance and it indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine. The citizen reportedly told the detective he saw a black man driving a red SUV throw something from the window. The citizen then picked up the suspected crack cocaine. The suspected cocaine found in the street and in the SUV weighed 1.1 grams, stated the detective. According to the report the detective also found a loaded .380 caliber handgun in a pocket on the passenger's side door of the SUV, as well as some suspected marijuana residue in the center console and on the driver's side oorboard. Whitehead is designated as a habitual traf c offender and, stated the detective, is currently on felony probation. Department of Corrections (DOC) records indicate that Whitehead is currently on drug offender probation. Those same records show that Whitehead, who is also known as T-Bone, was last sent to prison on March 14, 2008, and was released on March 4, 2012. Whitehead was slated to complete his probation on July 17, 2014, state the DOC records. The task force detective added in the arrest report the two children were turned over to their mother and that the Department of Children and Families (DCF) was noti ed. The detective also noti ed Whitehead's probation of cer of the arrest, stated the detective. Drug offender caught with cocaine 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013 "Coming out of high school I had no offers, and now to sit on a Division 1 roster proves anyone can do what they want to do if they put the effort in," he suggested. Farrell has been busy this fall as he played a full schedule of baseball. He also has focused on conditioning as he dropped 18 pounds in his rst ve weeks of workouts. The Coaching staff also netuned his mechanics and expects to use him as a situation left handed out of the bullpen this year. "I feel like I've been competitive against college level hitters this fall. The Coach said he doesn't intend to red shirt any freshmen this year and I expect to pitch a lot this year," he told the Okeechobee News. Farrell said he is very impressed with the Buccaneers Athletic Facilities. They had a large new stadium complete with a high tech scoreboard known as a jumbotron' to fans Farrell also made the Dean's List in his rst semester as he earned a 3.85 grade point average. He intends to study industrial engineering. Farrell said he feels it's a great opportunity and that he has adjusted well to college. The campus is located in Johnson City, Tennessee. He enjoys long walks around the campus and loved the fall colors. He also looks forward to playing big name schools like Penn State. "We will play some schools I watched on TV as I grew up. To get to play in their stadiums in front of a large crowd is going to be mind boggling," he admitted. "The mound is still 60 foot 6 inches and the bases still 90 feet apart. The coaches here told me the game of baseball doesn't know how old you are. They remind me to focus, work hard and get the job done." He is the son of Thomas and Marcie Farrell of Okeechobee. Last year as a senior Farrell won the pitcher of the year Award for OHS as he held opponents to a .235 batting average over 44 innings and had a solid 3.34 earned run average. He also struck out 42 batters. His top appearance of the year was six shutout innings at the always tough Port St. Lucie last March 16. He also pitched a two hit complete game over John Carroll on March 7. FARRELLContinued From Page 1 11.6 percent and the lowest rate was found in Monroe County at 4.7 percent. Other surrounding counties saw declines in November as well. Highlands County fell from 8.7 to 8.5 percent. Osceola County fell from 8.9 to 8.8 percent, Martin from 9.0 to 8.7, and St. Lucie from 10.9 to 10.5 percent. The state jobless rate fell from 8.2 to 7.9 percent and the national rate fell from 7.5 to 7.4 percent. JOBSContinued From Page 1 from the register, added the report. The female cashier, who was in fear for her life, complied with the man's demands and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, stated the report. The robber then allegedly told the cashier and another witness to lie down on the oor, which they did. Detective Lowe said store surveillance v ideo indicated that the man then walked out of the store and turned left. The area was searched extensively and OCSO K-9 Barco was brought in to aid in that search, but the suspect was not found. That video also showed the suspect inside the store and brandishing a "chrome styled semi-automatic pistol in his right hand," the report stated. According to the report Detective Lowe, along with fellow Detective Augustin Saucedo, returned to the store on Dec. 27 with a photo lineup. "When she opened folder #4 she began to cry and identi ed subject #2 as the person that robbed her at the store," Detective Lowe stated. "When I asked her how she made that determination, she explained that the way he is looking at the camera in the photograph is the same way he looked at her during the robbery." That photo was of Jackson, stated the detective. Jackson was located that afternoon by OCSO Deputy Heath Hughes. Detective Lowe indicated in his report that Jackson did not offer any information on where he was at the time of the robbery. The detective went on to state that after Detective Saucedo had taken Jackson to jail the man allegedly told him: "Even if I did rob the store, I wouldn't tell you." JACKSONContinued From Page 1 Tavares Whitehead Mortgage assistance availableThe federal government has allocated funding to help quali ed Florida families to pay the rst mortgage on their homes through the Hardest Hit Help program. You can register by calling Okeechobee Non-Pro t Housing at 863-467-5525. You may also visit the HHF web site at www. FLHardestHitHelp.org and use the Referral code 85087.

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COPD 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.Musical TheaterThe Okeechobee Library will host “Ian R.B. Nairnseymusical theater presenter” A series depicting Broadway shows with musical selections and narratives. Beginning on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. the presentation w ill be on “Oklahoma.”Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American RevolutionOn Jan. 5 the Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11 a.m. at the Golden Corral restaurant. Our speaker, Barry Richardson, Cultural Historian for Florida State Parks will give us some history of our Battle eld and Jonathon Dickinson State Park. Interested visitors, potential members and members are invited to attend. A merican Legion 64 BingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night Bingo on Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. The American Legion will be closed on Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 due to the free fair being here and will resume on Jan. 27 The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. A ll proceeds to bene t the American Legion v eterans’ programs. The event is open to the public.Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Frank Irby on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. – noon, and w ill be held at the Brown Cow Sweetery, 103 S.W. Park Street. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment.The Heritage sponsors a Stroke Support GroupThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility will hold a “Stroke Support Group” on Wednesday, Jan. 9 5:30 p.m. at The Heritage Assisted Living Facility located at 608 N.E. 2nd A ve. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, physical therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. Refreshments will be served and daycare services will be provided during session at no cost. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public, families, and patients. For more information, feel free to call 867-763-1700.Raulerson HospitalRaulerson Hospital will host a free Quit Smoking Now Program beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9 The class will meet on Wednesdays in the Raulerson Cafeteria at 3 p.m. for six weeks. Participants will be eligible to receive free nicotine replacement therapies. For more information or to register call 877819-2357.Drug Court GraduationOkeechobee County’s Drug Court Graduation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. in court room D at the Okeechobee Judicial Center. Please come join us, for more information, please contact Hon. Jerry Bryant County Court Judge at 863-763-3193.Okeechobee County Fair BoardThe Okeechobee County Fair Board will hold their next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Chamber of Commerce of ce.Main Street seeks artists for annual festivalOkeechobee Main Street invites all artists to apply for acceptance to the 2013 Top of the Lake Art Fest. The art fest will be held on Feb. 9 and 10, 2013. The art fest is a juried outdoor Fine Art Show which will take place in Flagler Park. The purpose of the Top of the Lake Art Fest is to bring talented ne artists to our community to showcase and sell their work. 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.CASTLE calls for volunteers for safe parenting programIf you have a few hours to spare and share your great parenting techniques, call CASTLE today. Teaching Safe Parenting, CASTLE’s mission is to stop child abuse before it even happens by empowering parents with the education necessary to create successful, loving, and nurturing families. We are currently seeking volunteers for our Safe Families Program. We’re making a difference, one family at a time. Call 772-4656011 or e-mail hr@castletc.org for more information.Chamber hosts leadership programThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County is looking for those interested in becoming future community leaders. The Chamber is taking applications for the inaugural class of Leadership Okeechobee which is scheduled to begin in October, 2013. This is a commitment of one day over a 6-8 month period of time with an entry fee of $395 to cover meals, transportation and other program fees. Only 25 persons will be considered for this class. For further information or an application, contact the Chamber at 863-467-6246 or email terry@okeechobeebusiness.com.Foster parents are needed Training classes are openHibiscus Children’s Center Foster Care Program recruits, trains and licenses all the traditional Foster Parents in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. The required 30 hour (MAPP) classes are held one evening a week or on Saturdays and are free. For additional information about becoming a Foster Parent or to register for a class please call: 1-800-403-9311 ext. 415.Martha’s House plans aucionMartha’s House is seeking items for silent and live auction to be held at the Caribbean Night Dinner and Comedy Show, featuring music by The Chobee Steelers on Feb. 9 at the KOA. They would greatly appreciate any and all donations. This event will bene t victims of domestic violence and sexual Assault. Remember to SAVE THE DATE Feb. 9, 7 p.m. at KOA. For more information, please contact Martha’s House at 863-763-2893.Open Hands Health Center seeks volunteers and helpThe Open Hands Health Center will open May, 2013. This free Health Care Center is an Okeechobee County project for faith and income-based health needs. The Center is looking for a location with little to no rent. They are looking for volunteers in all areas of a small business, doctors and nurse practitioners who will donate time at the center or in their own of ces in all medical elds. If you have any questions or interests, please call Big Lake Baptist Association or Flo Bunker. For more information, call 863467-6978 or( 63-467-0889, email admin@ openhandshealthcenter.org or go online to openhandshealthcenter.orgCome dance with us!Senior Center offers free line dance lessons. The Okeechobee Senior Center is having fun at free line dancing classes. Come join the fun Mondays at noon at Okeechobee Senior Services at 1019 S.W. Park St..Seniors play Country Bluegrass MusicThe senior country bluegrass music program has begun again this year at the Okeechobee Senior Center. All persons age 60 and over who has a musical talent are invited to participate every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Listeners are welcome too!Shrine Club collects can tabsThe local Shrine Club is collecting the “pull tabs” from aluminum cans. Bring yours to the Shrine Club where we convert them into gas money for the free transportation van of local patients to the Shriners Hospital. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863763-3378.Veteran’s widows eligible for bene tsWidows of veterans are possibly eligible for free VA bene ts. Two of the bene ts the y may be entitled to are Death Pension or Dependency Indemity Compensation (DIC). The Death Pension, more commonly known as a widow’s pension is an income based program through the Department of Veterans Affairs. To be eligible for a widow’s pension, the veteran must have served at least 90 days active service with at least one day during a war-time period and received a discharge under other than dishonorable conditions. Also, eligible widows in a nursing home or assisted living facility may also apply and a family member can assist in the application. The other bene t, DIC, is not income based, but is a monetary compensation provided to the widow for the death of a veteran from a service connected disability, or in some instances whose death resulted from a non-service connected injury or disease and was rated 100% service connected from the VA. Widows or family members who thin k they may be eligible for a widow’s pension or DIC (even if not sure if death is service related) should contact the County Veterans’ Service Of cer Betsy Grinslade at 863-7636441, ext. 5. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013 Community Events

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Myron Jackson didn’t take long to get another coaching job as he moved on after a three year stint at Okeechobee High School and found work in the college ranks for Coach Dawson Odums at Southern Univ ersity in the South Western Athletic Conference this year. Jackson coached the defensive line for the Jaguars this year. The team nished (4-7), went through a mid-season coaching change, and defeated arch-rival Grambling University in the Big Bayou Classic. Grambling is coached by former Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB and Super Bowl Champion Doug W illiams. “It’s enjoyable getting back into college ball and it’s another opportunity for me,” Coach Jackson said, “I’m back to all day football. I don’t have to worry about classes half the day and having to manage an entire team.” Jackson knew Coach Odums from his coaching days at North Carolina A&T and called him late last year to catch up with him and see if there were jobs available. He was immediately hired to coach the defensive line. “You always try to keep a close knit network of friends and acquaintances that can help you out and in this instance that is what happened. I knew Coach Odums before and one week after I called him I was in Baton Rouge,” he explained. Jackson has had other coaching stops at the University of Connecticut after a college career at tight end for the Florida State Seminoles. He also starred on the gridiron for the Brahmans in the early 90s. “Okeechobee will always be my home because that is where I was born and bred. I still love Okeechobee and I’m proud to be there. I just hated I wasn’t able to nish my coaching career there the way I wanted to,” he added. Brahman teams mostly struggled to get wins under Jackson with ve wins in his three seasons. He was able to bring the Brahmans to one regional appearance in 2010. Jackson said he felt he left behind a great group of young men and played a small part in their success this year. OHS avoided a losing season with a (5-5) record. “I hated that I wasn’t able to see those seniors off but I knew they were in capable hands,” he explained. Ironically part of Jackson’s current duties at Southern is to recruit in Florida. He said his knowledge of football here should help him attract recruits and he doesn’t eliminate the possibility of having future Okeechobee players come to Southern University. “You always keep your eyes and ears open and you never can tell. You just don’t know what player will catch your eye,” he added. Southern red three-year coach Stump Mitchell just two games into the season. He was a former star and later assistant coach for the Washington Redskins. Odums was given the job on an interim basis in September but was named the permanent coach earlier this month. That bodes well for Jackson who has a close relationship with Odums. “Southern is known for having a great football tradition,” Jackson said. “They have facilities that are second to none. We have a great fan base that is wild for Jaguar football.” Jackson said he felt he did the best job he could at OHS and praised his former staf f members for their efforts, not only to get wins, but to make an impact on the players, “You know hindsight is 20-20 but for the talent I had I felt me and the coaches got the best we could out of the players. Every wee k was a battle.” Jackson admitted he didn’t get into coaching just to experience victory. He said ever y coach should get into the profession to help kids and build young men. “At this point in time so many young men don’t have positive role models in their lives. You want to help them grow. You don’t know when you may touch a young man’s life. You might give them an encouraging word or one push might get them rolling.” Jackson said his goal continues to be to do his best for his players and to expect the best from them. He said football success is not just on the eld. “When it is all said and done, you want to create a better citizen, a better husband, and one day a better father. If you did that you have done your job as a coach.” Myron Jackson back in college coaching ranks 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 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Fifty college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Southeastern Conference Invitational tournament. “This is going to be a very fun tournament,” said Evinrude pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup Champion who has ve top-10 nishes on his home waters of Lake Okeechobee. “Water levels on Okeechobee are a lot higher this y ear, and the college anglers are going to be able to sh wherever they want to. There is so much more shable water now; it’s really pretty amazing. “The big sh are starting to bite,” Martin continued. “The water has been up long enough that the sh are starting to settle in and move into the spawning phase. It’s getting better and better every day, but the big spawn hasn’t happened yet. The high water slowed them down from coming in on time, but they’re getting on track right now. By tournament time it should be a good bite.” When asked what baits would be popular in this event, Martin suggested that the majority of anglers would be ipping creature-style baits or throwing swimbaits. “Any time you are shing Lake Okeechobee, you’re focusing your efforts on 3 to 6 feet of water,” Martin said. “That will hold true again this year. I’d be ipping a Bruiser Baits Intruder or throwing a Bruiser Baits Super Swimmer.” Martin also had some tips for college anglers who may not have much experience on Lake Okeechobee. “Bring big enough rods,” he said. “That’s a mistake so many people make here. They bring tackle down here that is not set up for the battle they are about to get into. During the tournament, pick an area and really concentrate on that spot. You don’t have to run all over the place to win this tournament.” Martin predicted that the winning team will bring about 20 pounds to the scales. Anglers will take off from C. Scott Driver Park located at 10100 W. Highway 78 in Okeechobee, Fla., at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Weigh-in will be held at the park beginning at 1:30 p.m. Takeoff and weigh-in are free and open to the public. FLW College Fishing teams compete in four qualifying events in one of ve conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top fteen teams from each regular-season tournament will qualify for one of ve conference invitational tournaments. The top ten teams from each conference invitational tournament will advance to the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship. College Fishing is free to enter and FLW Outdoors provides boats and drivers for each competing team along with travel allowances. All participants must be registered, full-time undergraduate students at a four-year college or university and members of a shing club recognized by their college or university. FLW College Fishing opens on Big O

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Raulerson Primary Care accepts new patients of all ages and the staff members are uent in Spanish. The provider, Dr. Jose Villarreal, is Board certied by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Primary Care Physicians like Dr. Villarreal not only treat patients’ medical conditions, provide sports physicals, and refer patients to a specialist if necessary; they also perform another important service, which is preventative healthcare. Whether you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or are in good physical health, consider scheduling an annual wellness visit with a primary care provider, like Dr. Jose Villarreal. The staff at Raulerson Primary Care are ready to meet you and your family and be your trusted source for primary care. 8 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Gregory Dennis Jackson, 22, Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 27 by Deputy Cody Hurst on Hillsborough County warrants charging him with the felonies of failure of a sexual offender to change driver’s license, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church and possession of cocaine. His bond on those charges was set at $14,000. He was also arrested by Detective Rosemary Farless on a warrant charging him with the felony of failure of a sexual offender to register. He is being held without bond on that charge.  Jose Dominic Coffeen, 23, Snapdragon Road, Tampa, was arrested Dec. 28 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a portable communication device in a state correctional institution. He is being held without bond.  Cathaline Marie Villareal, 28, S.E. 27th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 28 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation dealing in stolen property and violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker. She is being held without bond.  Charles Chester Booker, 34, S.E. 23rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 30 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of listed chemicals. His bond was set at $5,000.  Kellie Marie Aaron, 35, S.E. 35thAve., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 30 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of listed chemicals. Her bond was set at $5,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report Vendors sought for Health and Safety ExpoThe Sixth Annual Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Agri-Civic Center. Vendors, please sign up now to secure booth space at this event. Vendors may set-up at no cost to share health or safety related information or to provide free screenings or demonstrations. For more information call Sharon Vinson, Shared Services Network, 863-462-5000 ext. 257 or Donny Arnold, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, 863-634-6464.

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Students of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Dec. 10-14. They are: Caleb Murphy, Christian Cook, Sarah Rodriguez, Hunter Daniels, Aliyah Olivares, Jennifer Aguilar, KaMya Tyson, Payton Collins, Kora Lemmerman, Skyler Varnadore, Braeli Pelt, Kyler Morgan, Mayah Higuita, Raymond Sandoval, Yesenia Leon, Raquel Todd and Ethan Adamo. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 New and Improved! Come check it out for yourself! orida.newszap.com Call Now to reserve your advertising space! (863) 763-3134 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 ORTHOPAEDICS Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Most insurances and Medicare are accepted.Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Orthopaedic Surgeon Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in Okeechobee 1924 Hwy 441 N. | Okeechobee, FL 34972 | 863-357-0540 9 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SES

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013 By Robert H. WellsUniversity of Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Creating virtual plants could solve real problems, such as reducing vitamin de ciencies in humans, according to University of Florida researchers. They are developing databases and computer models to show how and where B vitamins are made in plants, knowledge scientists believe they can use to guide plant breeding projects, such as increasing plants’ v itamin contents, leading to more nutritious foods. The research is detailed in the current issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany as part of the Darwin Review series. Vitamin B de ciencies are common the w orld over, including the U.S., and lack of B v itamins in the diet can cause serious health problems, such as cardiovascular disease and birth defects. These problems most often occur when one crop becomes a major dietary staple. Common sources of B vitamins — which include thiamin, ribo avin, niacin and folate — are whole, unprocessed foods such as whole grains, green leafy vegetables and legumes. The databases being developed are the foundation for models, or computer simulations, of the way B vitamins are created in plants. When complete, researchers can use the models to test ways to increase vitamin B in the system before experimenting on plants, said lead researcher Andrew Hanson, perhaps increasing the speed at which improved-nutrient crops can be produced. Mr. Hanson, an eminent scholar in UF’s horticultural sciences department, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, said the models could also allow researchers to speed up the creation of plants for use in biofuel and bioplastic production. “B vitamin pathways are involved in everything,” Mr. Hanson said. “You can’t make biofuels or polymer constituents without the involvement of the cofactors that come from B vitamins.” Dean DellaPenna, a biochemistry and molecular biology professor at Michigan State University and an authority on plant micronutrient biosynthesis, said the research will help guide scientists as they work to improve crop varieties. “Understanding the pathways leading to B vitamin synthesis in plants will give researchers knowledge, a map of sorts, for balancing the B vitamin content of major crops,” DellaPenna said. “This is especially important for developing countries where people depend on a single crop for the majority of their calories.” The models show both what is and isn’t known about the creation of B vitamins. Mr. Hanson said his team has begun lling in missing parts of the models, and hopes others will contribute as well. “These models de ne targets for discovery of B vitamin genes that are missing, and other mysteries that need to be addressed with the tools of comparative genomics, genetics, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and metabolic modeling,” he said. The models are part of the SEED database, which contains detailed information on the genes in thousands of sequenced genomes. A genome is the full set of genetic information of an organism. The research focuses on corn, a major food source for people and animals, as well as a biofuel source, and Arabidopsis, a small-genome plant often used to better understand other plants. Study authors also include Svetlana Gerdes of Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Ill.; Valrie de Crcy-Lagard and Claudia Lerma-Ortiz in UF’s department of microbiology and cell science; Ocane Frelin in UF’s horticultural sciences department; and Christopher S. Henry and Samuel M.D. Seaver with the Argonne National Laboratory and the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. Project members who helped conceive the study include Jesse Gregory, a UF professor in food science and human nutrition, and Don McCarty, a UF professor in horticultural sciences. The National Science Foundation helped fund the research. Plant research could lead to more nutritious foods 2013 Youth Basketball sign ups under waySign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation’s Youth Basketball League will be held Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 11. Registration is $45 per child and is being conducted at 640 N.W. 27th Lane (at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex). The league will consist of boys and girls in three divisions: 10 & under, 12 & under, and 14 & under. Birth certi cates must be presented when registering. The age determination date is March 15. A clinic for rst-time players is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Yearling Middle School gymnasium as follows: 10 & under at 9:30 a.m., 12 & under at 10:30 a.m. and 14 & under at 11:30 a.m. Games are played locally and are tentatively scheduled to begin on Saturday, Jan. 26. Sponsors, coaches, referees and volunteers needed. Please call 863-763-6950 for more information.Flag football adult league formsThere will be an organizational meeting for adult league ag football on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 6-9 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center. Fees are $350 per team, due Jan. 25. The season starts in February. For more information contact Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation at 863-763-6950.

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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 Musical Instruments Electric Organ Lowery, plays a variety of music with a push of a button. $800.00 Call 863-467-0314 Pets/SuppliesRAZOR EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES SHOTS, WORMED, 4 1/2 months old. $200.00 CALL RHONDA 863-634-4407 Shop here first! 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No Pets. 863-467-9800 TREASURE ISLAND 2/2 on water, all utilities included. $750/mo. 3/2 $700/mo. 4-5bd/3ba on water, lake access, fenced and shed. $1,000/mo. Call (561)262-1390 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleOKEECHOBEE 2br./2 ba. Palm Creek waterfront Gated Community. Owner nancing. Option to rent. 863-532-0273. 12 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013

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Big O RV Resort Weekly/monthly/seasonal Dble wide concrete Landscaped pads Huge clubhouse Recreation hall Fun activities Friendly people www.bigorvpark.com Call Ken (716)240-0689 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice 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 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;1/2/2013 Public Notice 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 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 IN 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 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, 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: 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 433690 ON 01/02/13 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 472010CA000325CAXXXXFREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, VS. ROGELIO LAZO A/K/A ROJELIO LAZO; GUADALUPE LAZO; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, FloriIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000386 SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC. Plaintiff, v. DAWN M. NICHOLS F/K/A DAWN M. BOYKIN; PATRICK M. NICHOLS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAWN M. NICHOLS F/K/A DAWN M. BOYKIN; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 13, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOT 64, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 11 ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 53, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1991 HARBEN DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #GAFLL35A03864HS, TITLE #61373726 AND VIN #GAFLL35B03864HS, TITLE #61373770. a/k/a 2169 SE 40TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 at public sale on January 30, 2013, at eleven o’clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 at Okeechobee, Florida, this 15th day of November, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court 13 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 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. 431292 ON 1/2,,9/2013 da, will on the 30th day of January, 2013, at 11:00 A.M in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee bee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 19, BLOCK 39, BASSWOOD, UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 11/13/2012 at 9:00 AM in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 15th day of November, 2012.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 431765 ON 1/2,9/2013 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 o f 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, FLORID A 34972, 11:00 AM on the 23rd day o f 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por 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 Cler k 431282 ON 12/26/2012 1/2/2013 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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Public NoticeIN 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 T O 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 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOT IFIED 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 T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. A LL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER A PPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. T he date of rst publication of this Notice is October 21, 2012. Persons Giving Notice: CHARLES J. ROUP 6675 NE 4th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 A ttorney 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 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 NATIONAL 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 Merger 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, Y OU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2012 CA 12 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-HE8 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE8, Plaintiff, VS. Wooley’s Sheds, Inc.; Christine McBride, Kaseen King and Travis Spencer, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 6, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011CA000012, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-HE8 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE8, is the Plaintiff, and Wooley’s Sheds, Inc.; Christine McBride, Kaseen King and Travis Spencer 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 30th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 18, Block 15, Oakpark Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 3, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. A/K/A 3397 SW 23rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Street Address: 3397 Southwest 23rd Street, 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 6th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 431290 ON 1/2,9/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2008-CA-000593 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, VS. MARGARITA N. REYES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARGARITA N. REYES; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); R-BAR ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOT 112, R-BAR ESTATES, UNIT 5 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 4 AND 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-000715-CA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN DRUDE; JULIE DRUDE; 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; JOHN DOE AND. JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 13, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 7, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 11, 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 THAT CERTAIN 2002 GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOME SERIAL NOS. GMHGA4500128859 A & B AND CERTIFICATION NOS. GE01339778 & 9, SITUATED THEREON a/k/a 17325 NW 318TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at public sale on January 30, 2013, at eleven o’clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 at Okeechobee, Florida, this 15th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000124 CA TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. 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 claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on November 6, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 431273 ON 12/26/2012 1/2/2013 Public NoticeIN 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 CON14 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013 (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 best bidder for cash, IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of January, 2013. 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. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame at 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, 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. 431532 ON 1/2,9/2013DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A.. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 faxIf 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. 431375 ON 1/2,9/2013 STRUCTION & 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, FLORID A THIS 15th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COURTS BY: Sandra L. 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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! Public Notice 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, V S. 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 COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 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 Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09038196 CHASEDIRECT-FHA--T eam 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 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. 430135 ON 12/26/12;1/2/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE & INVITATION INVESTITURE CEREMONY PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee will conduct an Investiture Ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. for Mr. James E. Kirk and Mr. Mike O’Connor, elected City Council Members in the November 6, 2012 City General Election. The Honorable William L. Hendry, Senior Circuit Judge, will be administering the Oath of Of ce. The ceremony will be held at City Hall, in the Council Chambers, located at 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Room 200, Okeechobee, FL 34974 with light refreshments. Be advised that all members of the public are invited to attend. Should special accommodations be required, contact the Of ce of the City Clerk within two business days prior to the event at 863-763-3372 ext. 215. by: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 433544 ON 1/2/2013 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011 CA 256 T D BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012CA000167 TD BANK, N.A., a national banking association, Plaintiff, VS. THOMAS V. CASON, a/k/a THOMAS V. CASON, JR., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 1, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA000167 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A., is Plaintiff and THOMAS V. CASON aka THOMAS V. CASON, JR.; et al., are Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on the 30th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A parcel of land located in the county of Okeechobee, State of Florida, and known as: being Lot Number 9 and Lot Number 10 Block J in CENTRAL PARK as shown in the recorded Plat/Map thereof in Book 2 Page 39 of Okeechobee County records along with a 1972 Craft Single Wide Mobile Home #34076. Street address: 406 SE 6th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 2nd day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Daniel S. Mandel, Esq. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO 47 2010 CA 000345 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. ENRIQUE CHAVEZ; ALINA CHAVEZ A/K/A ALINA ROSARIO CHAVEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ENRIQUE CHAVEZ., UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALINA CHAVEZ A/K/A ALINA ROSARIO CHAVEZ; JOHN DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 13, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOT 106, R-BAR ESTATES, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 4 AND 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000468 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. JOSEPH W. CANEGALLO; REBECCA L. CANEGALLO; OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY; 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 14, 2012 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2010 CA 000468 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and JOSEPH W. CANEGALLO and REBECCA NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 201115 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013 Plaintiff, vs. BILLY HESCH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BILLY HESCH; RICHARD H. WELLMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD H. WELLMAN; 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. 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 ADA Coordinator,250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall John D. Cassels Jr., Esquire Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 431713 ON 1/2,9/2013L. CANEGALLO 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 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2”d 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, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 3, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 38, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Together with 1987 SPEC Mobile Home, VIN # LFLSE1AH127013446, Title # 44482964, RP #R273360 and VIN # LFLSE1AH127013447, Title # 44511425, RP #R273361 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 15, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 431373 ON 1/2,9/2013 CC-189, the style of which is: ELBERT BATTON and ANTHONY D. STARK, Plaintiffs, vs. RONALD LEE HONS, a single man, Defendant. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 30th day of January, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: THE WEST 1/2, OF THE WEST 1/2, OF THE NORTH 1/2, OF THE SOUTH 1/2, OF TRACT 22, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 S, RANGE 33 E, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE 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. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 21st day of November, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, a/k/a 2439 NE 60TH COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at public sale on January 30, 2013, beginning at eleven o’clock a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to the highest bidder for cash, except as, prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 at Okeechobee, Florida, this 15th day of November, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 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. 431294 ON 1/2,9/2013 DANIEL S. MANDEL, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1900 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Ste. 305W Boca Raton, FI. 33431 Tel: (561) 826-1740 Fax: (561) 826-1741 431285 ON 1/2,9/2013 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott A ve., will have their free family movie night, Friday, J an.4, at 7 p.m. The movie, “A Mile in His Shoes”, based on the novel “The Legend of Mickey Tussler” about a young man with A sperger’s Syndrome a form of Autism, who makes it onto a baseball team with his incredible pitcher’s arm. The public is invited. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. invites you to v isit 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 adv antage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and y outh. 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, 6–8 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: 863-763-0669. 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 harmonica—come and enjoy! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 16 Okeechobee News January 2, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Dec. 3–7. They are: Luke Bessey, Caleb Click, Jayda Rochelle, Clayton Oxford, Spring Diaz, Janessa Fluellen, Isabelle Wildey, Ruby Anselmo, Elijah Harrison, Brooke Taylor, JD Oden, Dana Ingram, Kayli Guerrero, Elizabeth Muniz, Victoria Garcia, Courtney Braddock, Hannah Hickox, Tristan Robinson and Albert McClain. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSStudents of the WeekMrs. Garcia was sprayed with the Student of the Week sodaStrawberry Fanta! Her pants will never be the same, but the Students of the Week loved it! Here they are making fun of her and pink splotched attire! Congratulations to: Justin Comfort, Brighton Bauman, Keith Davis, Daniel Serranonot pictured, Luis Terrazas, Rachel Hel nstine, Jonathan Mans eld, Madelyn Hubert and Sarah McNitt. Not pictured, Candace McGlamory. A rea churches plan special programs