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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 01-16-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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14.97 feetLast Year: 13.46 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level Wednesday, January 16, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 7 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Soccer team honors seniors ... Page 16 Man accused of threatening ex-wife with ri e ... Page 5 Medicare phone scam ... Page 4 Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyAmerican Legion Free Fair under wayThe 57th Annual Okeechobee American Legion Free Fair opened Jan. 10 in downtown Okeechobee at the Legion grounds, 501 S.E. Second St. The fair schedule includes:  Wednesday, Jan. 16: Post 64 and J&J Amusements host the Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility for free rides at 10 a.m. Midway opens to the public at 5 p.m. Ride armbands are $15 to ride from 5 p.m. to closing.  Thursday, Jan. 17: Midway opens at 5 p.m. Exhibit hall opens at 5 p.m. Ride armbands are $20. Miss American Legion Pageant is at 8 p.m.  Friday, Jan. 18: Ride armbands are $25. Midway opens at 5 p.m. Exhibit hall opens at 5 p.m. Chili contest is at 7 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 19: Midway opens at noon. Ride arm bands are $15 to ride from noon to 6 p.m. Ride arm bands for 6 p.m. to closing are $25. For more information, call the Legion at 863-763-2950. Free Fair midway lights up the night By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Investigators are awaiting word from the District 19 Medical Examiner’s Of ce as to what caused the death of an inmate in the Okeechobee County Jail. According to a spokesperson for the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) Derrick Lamont Rose, 29, was found dead in his cell around 10:32 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15, that the medical examiner had not yet issued a cause of death. Rose had been in the county jail since July 14, 2012, following his arrest on charges of carrying a Jail inmate found dead in his bunk By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Three people were arrested on felony drug charges after they allegedly bought cocaine from an undercover law enforcement of cer during a reverse sting drug operation. According to arrest reports from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force those arrested Friday, Jan. 11, -Linda Inez Rojas, Israel Gerena-Perez Reverse drug sting nets 3 arrestsSee JAIL — Page 5 See STING — Page 5 Derrick Rose Speckled Perch festival and parade planned ... Page 2

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The annual Speckled Perch Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee High School Auditorium. Okeechobee Main Street is looking for contestants in each of the following categories: Tiny Miss, Tiny Mister (age 3); Little Miss, Little Mister (ages 4-5); Princess (ages 6-9); Junior Miss (ages 10-13) and Miss Speckled Perch (ages 14-18). Anyone interested in the pageant should contact Cindy at the Main Street Of ce863-357-6246 for applications. Okeechobee Main Street is now taking applications for the annual Speckled Perch Festival and Parade, which is scheduled for March 9 and 10 in Flagler Park. Anyone interested in setting up a booth or entering the parade should contact the Main Street of ce at 863-357-6246 or e-mail okms@okeechobeemainstreet.com for an application. Today: Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with rain showers. High of 79F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with rain showers in the evening, then overcast. Low of 50F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night: Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News January 16, 2013 Speckled Perch Festival plans under way Special to the Okeechobee NewsSupervisor of Elections takes of ceDiane Hagan the newly elected Supervisor of Elections, was sworn in to of ce by Retired Judge Bill Hendry on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in a ceremony held in the historic Okeechobee County Courthouse. During Judge Hendry's remarks, he made mention that Diane is the ninth person to hold this of ce. After the swearing in, family and friends held a reception in Ms. Hagan's honor. The Martin County Extension Of ce will host Worker Protection Training on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Martin County Extension Of ce, 2614 S.E. Dixie Highway in Stuart. The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a Federal regulation designed to protect agricultural workers (people involved in the production of agricultural plants) and pesticide handlers (people mixing, loading, or applying pesticides or doing other tasks inv olving direct contact with pesticides). You probably need to comply with the WPS if y ou are a: Manager or owner of a farm, forest, nursery, or greenhouse, or Labor contractor for a farm, forest, nursery, or greenhouse, or Custom (for-hire) pesticide applicator or independent crop consultant hired by a farm, forest, nursery, or greenhouse operator. A key requirement of the WPS is that workers and pesticide handlers must receive pesticide training. The WPS Train-the-Trainer program is one route through which an individual can gain the knowledge required to become a WPS pesticide handler/worker trainer. Register on-line at http://mcwpsttt.eventbrite.com. Registration fee of $25 includes snacks and lunch. Call the Martin County Extension Of ce at 772-288-5654 for more information. W orker protection training planned

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CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News January 16, 2013 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Deborah Hooker, who assumed those duties from the former special magistrate, Lois Nichols, heard ve code violation cases Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15. Code enforcement of cer Rollo Ridley stated that the S.E. 25th Drive property of Raymond and Linda Cletzer was overgrown w ith grass and weeds. They were given until Feb. 14 to come into compliance or they could be ned up to $250 a day for every day of noncompliance. Stephen and Barbara Kirkpatrick were cited for the same offense because of the condition of their S.E. 33rd Street property. They were also given until Feb. 14 to come into compliance. Mr. Ridley cited the S.E. 66th Drive property of David McNulty for overgrowth. The property is in the process of being sold. He contacted the realtor who said the property would be mowed. If the property is not in compliance by next month's hearing, a ne could be imposed. Code enforcement of cer Beth Albert stated that Earl and Kristal Hoover were moving forward in their efforts to obtain the necessary building permits and inspections for their N.W. 304th Street property. Therefore they were ordered to appear before the March hearing for a review of their progress. Virginia Perez had been cited for using a recreational vehicle as a residence and having an accumulation of mechanical parts and household goods in the yard of her N.W. 11th Drive property. Code enforcement of cer Albert said that Ms Perez had made signi cant progress toward cleaning up the property and recommended and extension of the compliance date until Feb. 14 The special magistrate concurred. According to code enforcement of cer Albert, the N. W. 36th Street property of Erin and Maria O'Neal was in compliance and that case was not heard. Joseph Zachary Gaza had applied for a reduction of the code violation nes that formed liens on two properties for which he had purchased the tax deeds. Mr. Gaza was not present. Therefore, in keeping with the special magistrate's policy, those ne reduction cases were not heard. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com Magistrate hears code violation cases By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee exploded for ve goals to nish their home schedule with a 5-3 victory over the Treasure Coast Titans as they get ready for their district tournament next w eek in Jensen Beach. Felipe Aguirre and Wilson Barahona both had goals and one assist, Brian Guerrero had two goals, Sergio Vargas a goal and Logan Laskey an assist in the match for Okeechobee, (7-6-2). Okeechobee took a 3-0 lead early in the match but saw Treasure Coast respond with two quick goals to pull to within 3-2 at the half. OHS scored their fourth goal early in the second half, saw Treasure Coast pull to w ithin one, and then saw Guerrero score an unassisted goal on a goal keeper error to put the match away with under 10 minutes left. Coach Lonnie Sears said he was worried the 6-0 loss to Martin County last Friday w ould ruin his team's con dence, but was pleasantly surprised by the play of his team, "We were much better offensively. We had nine shots and ve goals and could have had more. Defensively we continue to give away goals. Treasure Coast is a good team and they made some plays." Sears' message to his team is stop making dumb mistakes, quit playing lazy, and play better team defense. Offense hasn't been a problem as Barahona and Guerrero gain con dence working together up front and Hunter Pritchard controls things at mid eld. Jose Ponce De Leon has switched to defense and has done a good job leading the defenders. The team has played without veteran Frank Bucio at fullback and he could be back for the district tournament. Sears said Treasure Coast also took advantage of their height on a few shots in the rst half. He said the defense must play physical especially when the ball is in the air. "We don't do what we practice. We turn the ball over when were not supposed to. These are things that drive me nuts. We hope to x them," he added. Barahona got the team off to a good start with a goal in the rst four minutes of the match. He has worked his way into the starting lineup after a record setting season at Yearling Middle School last year. He said the team wanted to work hard and play hard in this match. "We played well. We wanted this game for coach. We know we can do better and work together," he explained. De Leon said he was inspired by the coach's pregame remarks and wanted to forget the team's woeful loss to Martin County on senior night. "The inspirational talk boosted our energy and our will to play. We knew we made some mental mistakes in that game. I had a great feeling winning districts last year and I want to feel that again next week," he added. OHS tops Titans; eyes district tourney Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyHunter Pritchard #10 looks to control the ball near mid eld during the match Monday with Treasure Coast.

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January 16, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Why live in Okeechobee? I was born in Okeechobee, Dr. Raulerson delivered me at the old hospital. I have children and grandchildren in Okeechobee as well as my parents and grandparents. Six generations to be exact. I read the Okeechobee News every time it comes out but I get tired of hearing how some people dislike our town. I just would like to say it would not hurt our feelings if you pack up and leave and never come back. Miami may be more y our type of place, or maybe you just like to complain no matter where you live. Either way spend your time wisely packing for y our trip! I’m sure we will do just ne with out you here. By the way you can go to movies, go out to eat, and enjoy good entertainment here. The only problem is you have to pull your head out and look around to see how wonderful it is here. Have a nice trip and good-bye from all of us real Okeechobee people.  As far as raising children here, it can be a great place or a terrible one and it all depends on the parents. How well a child does in school in any community often depends on the parents. Some parents encourage the children to read, arrange educational activities such as trips to museums, and in general put the emphasis on education. Others just expect the teachers to do it all. As far as activities, you can get your kids involved in sports, 4-H, church activities and school activities. You can take advantage of the opportunities for advanced educational programs through IRSC. You can enjoy family activities such as camping, horseback riding, shing, bicycling, hiking, etc. Or you can sit around and complain that there is “nothing to do.”  Are there problems in Okeechobee? Of course there are. There are problems everywhere in this country. Are people here w orking hard, helping each other and doing the best they can? For the most part, I think they are. That is why I choose to stay here. I know there are some greedy folks who are always trying to steal from the government or from others, but for the most part, I think the people here are good people. And the greedy thieves will get their justice, if not in this world then in the next.Gun control There was a story on the news last night about a Georgia mother who shot an intruder in her home. When she saw the man outside her home, she called her husband who told her to get the kids and hide while he called the cops. She stayed on the line with him while he called 911 on another phone. She gathered the kids, got her pistol from a safe and hid in a crawl space. When the intruder broke into their hiding place, she shot him, emptying the handgun and hitting him ve times. You have to think if he was just there to steal the TV, he wouldn’t have been searching the house like that. If she had not been able to defend herself and her children, the intruder probably would have killed them rather than leave witnesses.  Despite launching a gun control agenda that threatens to disarm the American people, President Obama has signed a bill that would afford him armed Secret Service protection for life. The new bill, which will cost American taxpayers millions of dollars, is a reinstatement of a 1965 law which will see presidents protected for life as well as their children up to age 16. The irony of Obama seeking to surround himself with armed men for the rest of his life while simultaneously working to disarm the American people via a gun control agenda that is likely to be enforced via executive decree represents the height of hypocrisy.  So far, two states are planning on standing up to any Federal laws introduced to curb or add any new rearm laws that will stem from Biden’s Task Force. Now, I just have wonder is Florida going to nd it’s backbone too and stand up to the feds?Copy machine a security risk? Who knew? Some copiers can easily contribute to identity theft. Many people don’t realize there is a hard drive in the machine that saves the image that was copied.  This was all over the news four or ve years ago. They had government surplus copiers from government and military ofces that they retrieved classi ed information from. Speak out/Public ForumSpeak 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! Seniors nationwide are reporting scam phone calls informing them that a new Medicare card is in the mail. Hang up on suspicious callers and don’t fall for this attempt to obtain your personal information. How the scam works: You answer the phone, and the unknown caller, often with an accent, claims to be with Medicare or another government of ce. He informs you that your new Medicare card is in the mail, and you will receive it in a few days. In the meantime, you need to set up your direct deposit so your Medicare funds can be deposited into your bank account. To do this, you just need to tell the caller your banking information information. He/she will take care of the rest. Of course, there is no new card and no direct deposit. The caller just wants you to share your banking information so he/she can steal from your account. This is just one twist on the Medicare card scam. Scammers may also ask you to verify your identity in order to receive the new card. They will ask for your Medicare card number, which is the same as your Social Security number, as well as other personal information. With that information, a scammer can easily steal your identity. It can be hard to know when to allow macros in your Microsoft les. Follow these tips to ensure you don’t accidentally allow a virus to run on your computer.  Don’t carry your Medicare card around in your wallet. If the card is lost or stolen a scammer can use the information to commit identity theft.  Don’t give your information out over the Internet, over the phone, or to anyone who comes to your home uninvited. Only give personal information to doctors or other providers approved by Medicare  If you suspect identity theft, or feel like you gave your personal information to someone you shouldn’t have, call the Federal Trade Commission’s ID Theft Hotline at 1-877-438-4338. See Medicare.gov for more information about Medicare fraud, ID theft and other issues. Seniors warned of Medicare phone scam Florida Arbor Day is Jan. 18. Before planting a tree make sure you know how to do it correctly, advises the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). How a tree is planted, and initially maintained, makes all the difference in the world. Too many people are content to simply plant a tree, but don’t ensure that the tree has the chance to go on to live for many years. “Planting a tree is making an investment in the future,” says Sharon Lilly, ISA Educational Director. “You must care for and nurture your young tree so that it will pay dividends for years to come.” There are a few simple tips to remember when planting your tree this spring: 1. Prepare the perfect hole for planting.  Dig the hole two to three times the width of the root ball. Do NOT dig deeper than root ball depth. Make the sides of the hole slant gradually outward.  For bareroot trees, neatly cut away any broken or damaged roots. Soak the roots for a few hours prior to planting to allow them to absorb water.  Container-grown trees should have the plastic or metal containers completel y removed. Carefully cut through any circling roots. Remove the top half of pressed peat / paper containers.  Balled and Burlapped (“B&B”) trees should have all of the ropes cut. Pull the burlap at least one third of the way down. Slit remaining burlap to encourage root growth. If in a wire basket, cut away the top of the basket. 2. Plant the Tree. Gently place the tree in the hole. Partiall y back ll with the soil from the hole, water to settle the soil, then nish backlling the hole. Tamp the soil gently, but do not step on the root ball. For additional information visit www.treesaregood.org. Plant a tree for Arbor Da y

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man w as arrested after he allegedly held a ri e to the back of his ex-wife's neck and threatened to kill her if she had a new boyfriend. David M. Bermudez, 33, N.W. 27th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Monday, Jan. 14, on a felony charge of aggravated assault w ith a rearm. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $80,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Bryan Holden, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated that Bermudez accused his ex-wife of having a boyfriend and began threatening her. Bermudez allegedly grabbed his wife and forced her to his truck where he picked up a ri e from the oorboard. According to the deputy's report Bermudez then bent his former wife over at the waist so she was facing away from him and placed the ri e against her neck. At that point he said he would kill her if he found out she had a boyfriend, added Deputy Holden. At this point, continued the report, one of the couple's children walked outside and Bermudez put the ri e away. Deputy Holden also indicated in his report that Bermudez claimed his ex-wife punched him while he was holding one of the couple's young children. Bermudez reportedly told the deputy that his ex-wife then accidently hit the child he was holding in his arms. But, the deputy pointed out that he found no marks on Bermudez or the child to indicate that the woman had struck them. However, the man's ex-wife had redness on her neck and face indicating there had been physical contact. The deputy's report went on to state that OCSO Deputy Max Waldron searched the truck owned by Bermudez and found two unloaded ri es under the seat, as well as a box of ammunition in the glove compartment. The ri es and ammo were seized and placed into evidence, stated Deputy Holden. Man accused of threatening ex-wife with ri e The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Jessica Lynn Waddell, 35, S.W. 19th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 10 by Of cer Jack Boon on felony charges of grand theft, criminal use of personal identi cation and credit card fraud. Her bond was set at $10,000. Dean James Koster, 53, N.E. Seventh Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 10 by Deputy Max Waldron on felony charges of battery on a law enforcement of cer and resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. His bond was set at $10,000. Koster was later arrested on a felony charge of violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. He is being held without bond on that charge. Ruben Hernandez, 30, S.W. 11th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 10 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with attempted rst degree murder with a weapon. He is being held without bond. Mercy Ancero Priest, 53, S.E. 39th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 11 by the OCSO Street Crimes Unit on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $1,000. Arthur Lee Lane, 48, S.W. 22nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 11 by Deputy Sergeant Shannon Peterson on a felony charge of grand theft auto. His bond was set at $2,500. Anthony Vickers, 20, S.E. Eighth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 12 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of grand theft auto and giving false information to a secondhand metal recycler. His bond was set at $5,000. Martel Lavar Frazier, 26, N.E. 168th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 12 by Deput y DeMarcus Dixon on a felony charge of batter y on a law enforcement of cer. He is being held without bond. Casey Allen Hoover, 24, S.E. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 13 by Deput y Bart Potter on a warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation driving under the in uence with serious injury. He is being held without bond. Cecil Preston Williams, 16, S.E. 30th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 13 b y Of cer Chad Troutman on a felony charge o f possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. Cornelius Lawton, 28, U.S. 98 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 13 by Deput y Leland Schoonmaker on felony charges o f grand theft auto and giving false information to a secondhand metal recycler. He was released on his own recognizance. Mark Anthony Lehman, 30, S.E. Sixth Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 14 b y Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee Count y warrant charging him with the felony of grand theft. His bond was set at $5,000. Troy Lamar Booker, 33, S.W. 17th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 14 by Deput y Cari Arnold on an amended Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felon y of violation of probation driving while license suspended habitual offender. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone liste d here who is later found innocent or has ha d the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News January 16, 2013 David Bermudez Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week: ASSAULT 1700 block of U.S. 441 N. 3300 block of N.W. Eighth St. 500 block of N.W. Fourth St. BURGLARY 6200 block of N.E. Fourth St. 1000 block of N.E. 16th Ave. 600 block of 326th Trail 2500 block of N.E. 103rd Ave. 5300 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 3200 block of U.S. 441 S. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 3200 block of U.S. 441 S. 3500 block of S.E. 28th St. 2800 block of N.W. 46th Ave. 4000 block of S.E. 26th St. 300 block of N.E. 102nd St. 5900 block of N.E. Eighth Way FRAUD 1800 block of S.E. 29th St. 4100 block of S.W. 16th St. 3200 block of U.S. 441 N. THEFT 500 block of N.W. Fourth St. (license tag) 500 block of N.W. Fourth St. (license tag) 13300 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (generator) 4000 block of S.E. 14th Terrace (credit card) 500 block of S.E. 36th Terrace 2700 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 4900 block of U.S. 441 S. (cash) 5700 block of N.E. Third Lane 1300 block of N.E. 14th Ave. 13400 block of N.E. 18th Ave. 3600 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 12300 block of S.R. 70 W. (vehicle) 3000 block of N.E. 144th Ave. 9800 block of S.R. 78 W. OCSO investigations concealed weapon, possession of a rearm w ith an altered serial number, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. On Dec. 5, 2012, he was sentenced to one year in the county jail with a credit of 144 days for time served. Mrs. Bell said Rose was slated to be released April 4, 2013. "My condolence goes out to the family of this gentleman," said Sheriff Paul May. Rose was apparently found dead in his bed located in A-pod. JAILContinued From Page 1 and Fred Henry Vangorder IV -all bought crack cocaine from the of cer who was posing as a street-level drug dealer. Rojas, 65, N.W. Eighth Ave., Okeechobee, w as charged with the felonies of purchase of cocaine and possession of cocaine. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $15,000. Gerena-Perez, 38, Bullard Parkway, Tampa, was charged with the felonies of purchase of cocaine, possession of cocaine and tampering with evidence. His bond was set at $16,000. Vangorder, 44, S.E. 10th A ve., Okeechobee, was charged with the felonies of purchase of cocaine, possession of cocaine and tampering with evidence. He w as also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. His bond was set at $18,500. Jail records indicate all three have been released on bond. An arrest report indicates that Rojas approached the of cer on N.E. 13th Ave. about buying crack cocaine. The report stated that Rojas bought three pieces of crack cocaine and was arrested after completing the purchase. As for Perez, he reportedly bought ve pieces of crack for $60. The report indicated that he was charged with evidence tampering because the cocaine could not be found, even though he was arrested shortly after the deal had been completed. After buying two pieces of crack cocaine for $10, law enforcement turned on their emergency lights in order to arrest Vangorder, stated the report. However, he allegedly ed the scene in a blue Ford pickup. The report goes on to state that Vangorder was stopped later in the 800 block of S.E. Eighth Ave. and was taken into custody. According to the arrest report no cocaine was found in Vangorder's pickup. All three people were identi ed by the undercover of cer as those who purchased cocaine during the operation. The report goes on to state that all of the drugs sold in this operation had been tested by the crime lab. Besides the task force, the Okeechobee City Police Department and the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce took part in this operation. STINGContinued From Page 1 Israel Gerena-Perez Linda Inez Rojas Fred Henry V angorder Florida Rural Legal Services offers free helpAttorney Sneider will be available for free consultation on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Okeechobee County Public Library 206 S.W. 16th St. Please call to register for your free appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted based on appointment availability. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A lice L. Wallace, 90OKEECHOBEE — Alice L. Wallace died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the Hamrick Home. Born in Baltimore, Md. Alice lived in Hollywood, Fla. before relocating to Okeechobee ten y ears ago. While she w as able, she was an active member of the Episcopal Church and involved in charity work. By profession, Alice w as a nurse and lobbied to establish the status of Licensed Practical Nurse. Alice was preceded in death by her two sons, Richard and David Lef er; and a sister, Lelah. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 y ears, Robert Wallace. A memorial service will be held at a future date at Church of Our Saviour. Friends may send online condolences to w ww.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Charley L. Morris, Sr., 66OKEECHOBEE — Charley L. Morris, Sr., of Y eehaw Junction, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. He was born April 23, 1946 in Uneeda, W .Va. and proudly served our Country in the United States Air Force. He came to Yeehaw J unction from Bomont, W.Va. in 1984. He is survived by his loving wife, Bessie Morris of Yeehaw Junction; sons, Charley Morris, Jr. of Y eehaw Junction, Vincent Howard Morris of W .Va., Timothy Thomas Morris of Yeehaw J unction; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held by family at a later date. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl 34974. On-line condolences can be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Frankie Michelle Gonzalez-Hunt, 47OKEECHOBEE — Frankie Michelle GonzalezHunt died peacefully at home on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. At the time of her birth in 1965, her father was a member of the US Army stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. Frankie had lived in Okeechobee since 1983. She enjoyed shopping on Ebay and her ve dogs. She was preceded in death by her father, Franklin Hunt, Sr. Survivors include her daughters, Yasmin Gonzalez and Heather Smith, both of Okeechobee; a brother, Franklin Hunt, Jr. of West Palm Beach; and her mother, Lucy Hunt of Okeechobee. There are no services planned at this time. If friends desire, donations may be made in Frankie’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, 6400 N. Andrews Avenue, Ste. 480, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Ralph ‘Lindy’ Lindesmith, 82OKEECHOBEE — Ralph “Lindy” Lindesmith passed away Jan. 14, 2013. He was born Dec. 29, 1930 in Oklahoma. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He traveled the country as a pipe tter. Mr. Lindesmith was preceded in death by his brothers, “Podge” Floyd and Jack; and sisters, Doris, Dorothy and Pat. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ann Lindesmith of Okeechobee; son, Carl Lindesmith (Cindy) of Afton, Okla.; four daughters, Sheila Price (Johnny), Denise Lindesmith (Gary) of Dewey, Okla., Cindy and Laquita of Texas; two stepchildren, Gary Fulwider (Sharon) of Big Sandy, Tenn., and Patricia Close (Greg) of Okeechobee; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; brother, Bill Lindesmith of Okla.; sisters, Sonny and Jean of Okla. Gathering of family and friends will be 3 p.m. until service time at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with President Whitesell of ciating. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Shirley Mae Tedders, 77OKEECHOBEE — Shirley Mae Tedders of Williston, Fla. passed away on Jan. 14, 2013. She was born on Oct. 16, 1935 in Macon, Ga. to John Kelly and Ollie Mae (Hatcher) Sirmons. She moved to Williston, Fla. in 2010 from Okeechobee, Fla. She was a member of the Fountain of Life Church in Okeechobee. She enjoyed crafts, cooking, arranging owers and spending time with family and friends. She is survived her son Lee Tedders (Bonnie); sister, Lillian Scott; grandchildren, Randy and Jamie. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Tindall. Visitation for Ms. Tedders will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knauff Funeral Home-Williston. Funeral service w ill be held on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Knauff Funeral Home-Williston. Burial is to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee, FL at 4 p.m. In lieu of owers the family asks that donations be made to the Beth Yeshua International Church P.O. Box 26507 Macon, GA 31221. Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston.Walter ‘Papa’ Lee Selph, Sr., 91OKEECHOBEE — Walter “Papa” Lee Selph passed away Jan. 12, 2013. He was born May 27, 1921 in Lakeland, Ga. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith. He was predeceased by his wife, Gladys Arlene Selph. He is survived by his daughters, Carol Goodman, Judy Crose and Deborah Clay; son, Randall Selph; nine grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private burial will take place at Basinger Cemetery. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News January 16, 2013 Moose Lodge plans eventsThe Okeechobee Moose Lodge on N.W. 36th St. hosts bingo at 1 p.m. every Thursday. On Friday night, the Ladies of the Moose host bingo with bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Food is available both days. On Saturday, Jan. 19, the Moose Lodge will have tacos starting at 4 p.m. Sunday breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. Horseshoes and football start at 1 p.m. Chicken wings will be on sale. Proceeds from all of these events support Moose CharitiesDemocratic Executive Committee to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. in the meeting room o f Beef O’Bradys. They will discuss upcoming events as well as the upcoming election o f the Florida Democratic Party’s Chairman.Okeechobee County of ces closed Friday from noon-2Okeechobee County of ces will be closed Friday, Jan.18 from noon to 2 p.m. Board employees will attend an employee luncheon. County of ces will reopen at 2 p.m.Fancy ME Machine Embroidery Group to meetDo you have an embroidery machine, or want to learn about them? Then join the monthly embroidery group where all learn and share ideas while working on beautiful embroidery projects. The next meeting is Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Red Cross Of ce, 323 N. Parrott Ave. Please call Linda at 863697-2450 or Mary at 863-697-1920 for more information.Order of the Eastern Star to host dinnerOkeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will hold a traditional Southern Fried Chicken Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 19 Serving will be 4 – 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee. The menu includes tasty southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, cole slaw, dessert and drink for $7 per person. Some of the best cooks in Okeechobee are in our kitchen so we invite you to get out of of yours for the evening and enjoy delicious food with us. To purchase your tickets, contact Cath y Wolford at 863 801-9966, Mary Ann Holt at 863 763-5210 or any member of the Eastern Star.Waldau’s Junior Golf 21st Annual Tournament plannedWaldau’s Junior Golf 21st Annual Tournament is set for Jan. 19 This tournament will be held at the Okeechobee Golf and Count y Club and is an 18-hole four-person scramble format. For nformation, contact Bridgette at 863 467-7300 or Terry at (863) 763-6228. Community Events The Martin Luther King Day Banquet will be held at the KOA Resort on Hwy 441 South, on Saturday Jan. 19 Donation is $10 per person. Everyone is invited. On Saturday, Jan. 20, a candlelight vigil will be held in the east parking lot of First Missionary Baptist Church of Deans Court on the corner of NW Ninth Avenue and Ninth Street at 6 p.m. Attendees will pray for the violence in all communities to stop. The Martin Luther King Day march line-up at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Douglas Brown Center. The march will start promptly at 9 a.m. and travel from the Douglas Brown Center to Flagler Park. The Martin Luther King Day Parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Parade participants will meet in the parking lot of U-Save at 10 a.m. A short program will take place in Flagler Park after the parade, then participants are invited to return back to The Douglas Brown Center for refreshments, entertainment and FUN. If you would like to donate water or soft drinks, please bring them to The Douglas Brown Center on Monday morning. The theme for the events to to bring UNITY to the COMMUNITY. For more information, contact Shirlean Graham at 863-763-2893 Martin Luther King Day dinner, and parade planned

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Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Basinger Community Center. A potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m. followed by services at 7 p.m. Kayleen Murphy will be the featured speaker. For more information, contact Doyle McDuf e at 863-763-2285. Rev. Steve Booysen will be at Fountain of Life Church on Sunday, Jan. 20. Serv ices start at 11 a.m. Rev. Booysen directs all crusades on the African continent for Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. Buckhead Ridge Christian Church 1167 Linda Road (behind the Moose Lodge on SR 78) will host a yard sale on Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trust Quartet of Okeechobee will celebrate their 19th anniversary along with two of Florida's nest groups, Simple Faith and Gulf State Quartet in a Popcorn Style Concert Each group POPS up in one-song rotation for two and one-half hours of continuous singing. Bring the family and all your friends for a full evening of great music, fun, and food after the concert (chili & cake) included. The concert takes place on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. at Abiding Hope Worship Center 4550 U.S. Hwy. 441 N., in Okeechobee (2-1/2 miles north of State Road 70). A $6 donation is requested at the door for ages 17 and over. A love offering will also be received. Living World of Faith Fellowship 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will have Country Gospel Music on Jan. 20 at the 11 a.m. service. Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene at 425 S.W. 28th St. will host two Southern Gospel concerts. On Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., Brian Free and Assurance will be in concert. On Friday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. the Lesters will perform. Calvary Chapel Okeechobee invites all to join them for a Bible study at McDonald's North on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 10:30 a.m. For questions please call the church of ce at 863-467-0863. Sunday service is at 10 a.m. and Wednesday service at 7 p.m. New St. Stephens AME Church presents The Timothy's Swag (Sancti ed Worshiping Anointed Generation) youth Ministry and invites all area youth to join them for a Youth Revival Jan. 16-18 at 7 p.m. at the New St. Stephens AME Church located on 1050 N.E. 16th Avenue. Guest speaker w ill be Rev. Nathanial Robinson of Boynton Beach. For more information, please call 305389-1280. First United Methodist Church, 200 NW Second street, invites everyone to dinner and a movie on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. to introduce Nicky Gumbel's Alpha Course to the community. Alpha is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over a 10 weekly sessions. Includes: Meal (provided at nominal cost), singing, video talk and small groups. For more information please contact 863-763-4021 or Opal at 863-763-4393. On Jan. 20, beginning at 3 p.m. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. will host an afternoon of important information regarding advance directives, living wills, power of attorney, and other pertinent information that will help you communicate your wishes to health care providers, facilities and to family members. Everyone, regardless of age, can bene t from pre-planning including why it is important to have a will as well as a living will. There will be professionals from various elds to share information. It will be held in the building behind the Okeechobee Christian Academy. This is a free event and the public is invited. New St. Stephen AME Church will be hosting a Day of Inclusion on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. Guest speakers will be Rev. Dr. Calvin Peterson and Rev. William C. Harris of Atlanta Ga. Come out and Join us in this worship experience. For more information please call 305-389-1280. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. invites all to visit the Next 2 New Clothes Kloset open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon located in the building behind the church. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite you to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. 2nd St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion, social sciences, geography and history and Christian romance. Also over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 68 p.m. Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. Ninth St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashioned singing and praising God. Enjoy our youth "band," consisting of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God's Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. The Knights of Columbus of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church will host an Italian dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the church hall, on State Road 78 West at Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge. The menu includes lasagna, baked ziti, spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert with coffee, iced tea or lemonade for a donation of $8 for adults, $3 for children. Take out is available. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church will have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1401 N.E. 14th Avenue, Okeechobee. All funds go to support the soup kitchen. Call Crystal Harris for more information at 863-612-6395. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God's message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekl y on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Rd., Buckhead Ridge would like to invite everyone to services. If you do not have a church, come visit. Sunda y School 9:45 a.m. Morning worship 11 a.m. evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday services 7 p.m. and supper at 6 p.m. Our Pastor is Arlen Cook. The church has Missions for women on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Brotherhood for men meet on the same night, at same time. Dessert and coffee will be served.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee 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! 7 Okeechobee News January 16, 2013 A rea churches plan concerts and programs

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr • Okeechobee • www. oridafootspecialist.comDr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph:(863) 357-1166 By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has an y form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863-4679500 for more information. 8 Okeechobee News January 16, 2013 Students of the weekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Jan. 14-18 include: kindergarten students, Robert Patton, Derek Boswell, Leah Easterday, Alex Berndt, Savannah Meeks; rst grade students, Shania Kent, Leon Longoria, James Pendarvis, Manuel Mora, Nancy Lopez, Jose Ortega; second grade students, Morgan Jackson, Cariah Rodriguez, Gianna Salerno, Cesar Garcia, Connor Peacock, Jacob Thompson; third grade students, Ivy Lawson, Kendall Poulin, Kenley Perry, Elizabeth Cox, Anya Collick, Jayce Aguilar; fourth grade students, Keyana Johnson, Fernando Meza, Drina Aguilar, C.J. Kinder; fth grade students, Zada Poulin, Kolby Yerkes, Esrat Jahan and Alie Garcia-Rodriguez. Congratulations to the many outstanding Everglades Elementary students. Special to the Okeechobee News

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 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! Friday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician R eferral & Health Care Questi ons call 763-9228 Providing our comm unity quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 y ears Emergency Services 2 4 hrs /7 days a we ek O rthopedics Introducing D r. 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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 16, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Okeechobee High School Brahman wrestling team won four out of ve duals and nished in second place at the annual Desoto Duals at Martin County High School on Saturday. OHS blasted Treasure Coast 66-9, Vero Beach 60-15, Martin County 57-12, and Port St. Lucie 42-30. The Brahmans only loss was to Avon Park 34-29. Coach Robert Olive said the team played v ery well and saw some signi cant contributions from Sebastian Fulleda and Del no Garcia who went undefeated on the afternoon. Bryan Levins, Allen Leitner, Cody Grifth and Jake Menendez lost only one match in the competition. OHS is without senior Captain Ryan Hagan who suffered an injury. The wrestling team celebrates senior night this Wednesday when they host Sebastian River at 6 p.m.  The OHS Lady Brahmans soccer team ended the regular season on a positive note as they tied Lake Placid 1-1 in Highlands County on Friday. The Lady Green Dragons had defeated Okeechobee 4-0 before the Christmas break Brianna Nunez scored the goal for OHS on an assist from Ryan Noel. Kailey Hoover had a strong night in the net with 22 saves for OHS, (2-11-2). The Lady Brahmans opened up their district tournament on Monday when they visited Fort Pierce Westwood.  OHS boys’ hoops team lost to Sebastian River 73-38 in a District 12-7A game in Sebastian on Friday night. Shelvick Henry had a game high 24 points for the Sharks, (11-2). Okeechobee (4-14) was led by Eddie Neal with 13 points. Brendon Jonassaint added nine points for the Brahmans.  The Osceola Warriors girls basketball team lost to Storm Grove 43-24 in Indian River County last week. The Lady Warriors also fell to Gifford 40-8. The Warrior boys lost to Storm Grove 56-12. Coach John Carroll said his girls played one of their better games against Storm Grove as they outscored their opponent in the second half, 14-10. Alyssa Howard had six points, Kyllie Ramirez had ve points, and Mariah Mosley had four points. “We were rusty in the rst half and it showed. I felt the second half was much better,” Carroll added. Alexandria Ducott had three points while Beatriz Perez, Alexa Delgado and Brianna Ingram all had two points. Ducott had a three point basket in the loss to Gifford. Carroll said the team got into early foul trouble against Gifford and couldn’t get on track. “We did not play well at all and we were not able to respond to their defensive pressure,” he added.  The Lady Brahmans weight lifting team nished in second place at the Vero Beach Invitational on Saturday. Fort Pierce earned 44 points and Okeechobee 38 points in the competition with seven other schools. Khrysta Herndon nished in third place at 110 pounds, Julia Weldon third at 119 pounds, Mercedes Washington third at 129 pounds, Sarah Davis second at 169 pounds, and Tamea Allen nished in third place at 183 pounds for the Lady Brahmans. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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Auctions TUESDAY, JAN. 22 at 11 a.m. 6315 US Hwy. 441, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Frosty Mug Sports Bar Everything Goes! Baker’s Pride Pizza Oven & Conveyor Oven, 1300 lb. Ice Machine, Berkel Bread Slicer, lg. qty. Neon Signs, TV’s, Security cameras plus more!561-706-7218 Neverettauctions.com Terms: Cash deposit to register, 15% buyers premium & taxes Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Lost$REWARD$ MISSING FROM R-BAR ESTATES & CEMETERY RD. MALE YORKIE TEA CUP. CHILD’S DOG SHE MISSES HER BADLY 863-801-3450 Garage/ Yard SalesOKEECHOBEE 1012 NW 2nd St, 18th-19th, 8 AM till. BIG YARD SELL, music PAs, amps, guitars, baby things, cothing, nic nacks, something for all. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Auctions How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Personals72-Year Young Snow Bird Gentleman is looking for a mature single Lady to share shing, friendship &fun. Let’s talk,PO Box 2059,Okee.Fl 34973 or Call 719-966-9181 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time OMC PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISORPosition assists with managing the physical, scal, and human resources of the Structure Maintenance Department at the Clewiston Field Station. Supervises water resource operations and maintenance program efforts including coordination, implementation, tracking and communication of comprehensive program and project objectives, milestones and schedules. Document, report, budget, and integrate with other District activities within the Structure Maintenance Department. Conducts interviews, trains, motivates, assigns, and evaluates work. Provide technical and programmatic coordination and interaction with other District units, government agencies, and the public. Works with both the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent to ensure staff’s readiness to respond and support the eld station’s emergency management operations. This includes addressing all regional issues/ concerns speci c to a eld station location. Provides direct input to the emergency management operations procedures used by all eld stations. Education and Experience Guidelines : Associate’s Degree in engineering or related eld and licenses/certi cations that are appropriate for the program area of responsibility and 6+ years experience in the operation and maintenance of water management works including increasingly responsible experience in construction, maintenance, and operation of program area of responsibility, of which at least 2+ years included supervisory experience. Valid Florida Driver’s License. Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role. For more details and to apply, visit the South Florida Water Management District website at http//www.SFWMD.gov Req ID: 960BR, Clewiston Field Station. EOE The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full Time When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeApplicator Needed Control oating, terrestrial and/or submerged vegetation. Techniques consist of mixing and calculating a variety of authorized herbicides and their application via airboat, atv, chemical spray truck, outboard motor boats and backpack sprayers. Operates and performs repairs on spray and safety equipment as required. Prepares and maintains reports. This job normally requires daily travel from the employee’s assigned station to work sites located within the station’s jurisdiction. Education/Experience Guide: High School Diploma or GED, 1 2 years experience in mixing and the application of herbicides and pesticides a plus. Licenses: Valid Drivers License. Must be able to get and maintain a valid restricted pesticide license, with aquatic and natural areas categories. Ability to obtain certi cation in CPR and First Aid Work Activities typically involve the following: Agility Basic Water Skills, Exposure to various water pollution contaminants, debris, Exposure to stinging/ biting insects, snakes, alligators, Exposure to gasses and/or fumes, Eye-hand-foot coordination, Full body and segmental vibration Hearing, Kneeling, Noise exposure, Prolonged standing, Public interaction, Pulling, Pushing, Recognize color differences, Specialized protective clothing, Vision, Working in on and around water. Applications being taken Thursday January 17, 2013 from 7 am to 8am. at 3080 Cty Rd 721 Lakeport, Fl (863)533-8882 Employment Part Time Focus GroupLaw rm seeking individuals for a lawsuit focus group in Okeechobee, FL. on Tuesday January 29, 2013 for approximately 1/2 day. Individuals must have photo ID showing an address in Okeechobee County and will be paid $40. To apply, please call Sheila at 877-496-8752 Employment WantedA-Wish come true please let me help you CNA care for your loved one’s, errands, light housekeeping. Honest, reliable, pt-time. Okeechobee Area. 863-484-0730 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. 11 Okeechobee News January 16, 2013Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? 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Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Guns/Supplies SUNCOAST GUN SHOWJanuary 19th & 20thSaturday 9 am -5 pm & Sunday 9 am 4 pm HAVERT L. FENN CENTER2000 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FLBUY • SELL • TRADECONCEALED WEAPON CLASS $49Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.suncoastgunshows.com Call 772-462-1521 for info. MiscellaneousSmall Storage unitentire contents,25 bags of golf clubs, shing tackle, coolers, etc, All goes far prices. 863-946-3157 Business Opportunities Guns/Supplies MiscellaneousChina Hutch-2pc. 54in wide,glass doors $50.00 Utility Trailer-16ft bed,dual axles w/brakes $1,000 Chain link gates-5ft wide,4ft high $15.00each. 28in square end table $40 Call 863-467-0672 Pets/SuppliesRAZOR EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES SHOTS, WORMED, 5 months old. $200.00 CALL RHONDA 863-634-4407 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $12.00 a piece. Coastal $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments2bd/1ba Oak Lake Villas, Very Clean, tile throughout. $800 mo. includes water & lawn maintenance, security negotiable. Call 863-697-6757 Apartment for Rent 2BR 1 1/2 BA Large Town House In Town, Very clean, W/D $650 mo, 1st, last & sec. Yearly Lease 863-697-1129 Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780 Houses RentAFFORDABLE New large house, 3/2, large yard, W/D. $1000/mo Bring pets. Call 561-723-2226. Buckhead Ridge -houses only area. Waterfront,3BR/2BA, Laundry rm. w/ wash/dry.Scrn. porch, open patio, storage shed. Huge lot w/seawall. Clean and excellent condition. $1000.00 Jeanne 561-312-8471. Canal front covered boat dock, 2bd/2ba, stove, fridge, W/D connections, city limits, lawn service included,$750/mo 407 SE 8th St, behind Suntrust Bank, pet okay on approval Call: (863)467-0658. OKEE2/1 3/2 Large First class property. 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash, back-up generator & utilities included $545. mo. and $495. mo. For alternate unit 3/2 $595. mo. call for details. Mon-Fri. No Pets. 863-467-9800 OKEECHOBEE CBS HOUSE 3BD/1.5BA, FENCED YARD, BIG UTILITY ROOM, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING. 1600 SW 3RD AVE. $875.00 A MONTH $2,000 TO MOVE IN. 863-634-0512 RIVER ACRES1/1, fully furnished, Laundry. Incl. Priv. Dock, utilities & Dish TV. WI FI & local phone service.$150/wk + sec. Call: (863) 467-1950 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 SaleHOME FOR SALE $75,000, Well Maintained 2 bd/ 2 ba home, eat in kitchen, formal dining, living room, Florida Room, additional storage building and 4 car detached garage wired for 220 and 110 Volt Electric, and 3 car carport. Public access dock about 1/2 mile from Community. For more info Call Optima One Realty @ (239)848-2071 or (352)243-6784 OKEECHOBEE 2br./2 ba. Palm Creek waterfront home. Gated Community. Owner nancing. Possible option to rent. 863-532-0273. InvestmentPropertySTORAGE FACILITY/FLEA MARKET 100 Units •Money Maker •Owner Financing •Consider all Trades $399,000 LaBelle, Florida (305)481-1316 Waterfront PropertyFOR SALE 1 Acre+ Newly renovated duplex on Rim Canal between 15A and 15B,New Dock 20x30,RV Hook-up $79,500 will consider cash offers or partial nancing.561-853-6669 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 Buckhead Ridge2/2 fully furnished, on canal w/lake access, lawn service included, seasonal and long term rates, Call (863)634-0663 FOR RENT 1 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME, NICE PARK. $330.00 MO. CALL 812-989-3022 Mobile HomeSale2bd/1ba M.H. Taylor Creek w/boat dock,ramp access. Appliances included, furnishings,car-port, screened porch. Park lot rent includes water & lawn maint. $19,900 O.B.O. Call:863-484-0298or 863-467-8328 ANCIENT OAKS 55+ BEST BUY! $29,000. NEW A/C, TILE FLOORS, KING MURPHY BED, WASH HOUSE, BEAUTIFUL BACK YARD ON CANAL. CALL 863-697-3954, 863-357-6530 CASABLANCA PARK 9441 Hwy 78 West, Adult Park,3BR, 1.5BA, Fully furnished, W/D, Big Florida room, Lots of updates. $15,000 OBO (219)384-3407 Jacobson 3br, 2bath doublewide on sale for only $49,900. Includes a/c and setup. Easy nancing available. We accept trade ins. Call 863-357-4848 ask for Larry or Sandy Palm Harbor Homes New 2012...30x76 4bd/3ba $0 Down, $399/Month 800-622-2832 x210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats1996 COBRA VIPER 18’-8” 200HP MERC. EFL/65HRS. JACK PLATE,DUAL LOCATERS. NEARLY NEW 71#TROLLING MTR.,CUSTOM COVER, 1YR OLD TANDEM TRAILER/NEW TIRES. ALL IN VERY GOOD COND. CALL 417-533-2694 OR 863-269-9481 $8,750.00 Bayliner Classic 25’ Cruiser. Exc cond. New motor professionally installed. New alum trailer. Serious illness forces sale $11,500. 863-824-0801 or cell 561-386-7756. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 RV Space RentTHE PLACE TO BE!! 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 Fifth Wheels2012 Road King 5th Wheel 44 ft, 2bd/2ba 4 slide outs, all options must see! $35,000 o.b.o Call 941-894-5219 MotorcyclesHonda Helix 250cc Trike. 3,200 mi. Exc. cond. Must sell due to illness. Automatic. $4,900. 863-824-0801 or Cell 561-386-7756. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Autos WantedWe buy all junk cars starting at $400.00 and up! Call us at: (863)983-Junk (5865) or (305)970-4231 Located in Clewiston 24 hrs a day 7 days a week For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice 12 Okeechobee News January 16, 2013 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACASE No. 47-2010-CA-000005 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-18, PLAINTIFF, VS. GEORGE C. LEONARD ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 15, 2012 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Okeechobee, Florida, on the 6th day of February, 2013, at 11:00 AM at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 the following described property: LOT 19, WHISPERING PINES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of the Court DATED: November 16, 2012 Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486If 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. 431549 ON 1/9,16/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-DR-406 Ehrica Alonso, Petitioner and Josue Gomez, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION TO ESTABLISH PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PARENTING PLAN WITH TIME-SHARING SCHEDULE TO: Josue Gomez 540 NE 62nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your answer to it on Ehrica Alonso, whose address is 540 NE 62nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 on or before January 8, 2013, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Firm 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. Dated: 12/7/2012 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: /S/ Heather Thomas Deputy Cler k 432414 ON 1/2,9,16/2013 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on FEBRUAR Y 8, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1989 FORD RANGER VIN # 1FTCR14T0KPB57325 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 434822 ON 1/16/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Public Notice Request For Bid Jerdik Road Water Main Relocation The Board of Directors of Lakeport Water Association will be accepting sealed bids for the Jerdik Road project which consists of relocating approximately 400’ of 6” water line done mostly by directional boring with approximately 100’ of 2” directional bore to replace water services. For a copy of plans for this project, contact the project engineer listed below. There is a charge of $20.00 per set or electronic transfer is free of charge.Bids will be accepted until noon on February 15, 2013 at Lakeport Water Association, 1057 Red Barn Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471. Any questions contact:Steve Dobbs, Project Engineer sdobbsgstevedobbsengineering.com 863-824-7644 Jeff Ussery, Utility Director 863-946-1300 434315 GCD 1/17,24,31 ON 1/16,23,30/2013 NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERSPursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby noti ed that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system. Cynthia D. Aponte Paul E. Britton Last known address: Last known address: 703 SE 9th Ave 4120 SE 140th Ave Okeechobee, FL Okeechobee, FL Henry A. Chouinard III Michael W. Ross Last known address: Last known address: 3337 SE 34th Ave #1 513 SE 8th Ave Okeechobee, FL Okeechobee, FL If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Diane Hagan, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-4014 434541 ON 1/16/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 434821 ON 1/16/2013 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Okeechobee County: J M Larson, Inc. (J L Farms) P.O. Box 1772, Okeechobee, FL 34973, has submitted Application 130102-3 for renewal of Water Use Permit 47-00176-W for livestock watering and a public water supply to service 3,312 acres. The water will be withdrawn from the Floridan and Sur cial Aquifers and the project is located in Sections 6, 31, 32, Townships 34, 35 South, Range 36 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 434641 ON 1/16/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 47201ICA000355CAXXXX U.S BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION, 2008-FT1 TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2008-FT1 Plaintiff, VS. MARY E TIMKO A/K/A MARY ELLEN SETZER A/K/A MARY E SETZER; MARTIN H SETZER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY E TIMKO A/K/A MARY ELLEN SETZER A/K/A MARY E SETZER; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 27th day of November, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472011CA000355CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for 0keechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION, 2008-FT1 TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2008-FT1 is the Plaintiff and MARY E TIMKO A/K/A MARY ELLEN SETZER A/K/A MARY E SETZER, MARTIN H SETZER, UNKNOWN TENANT (S) N/K/A JENNIFER CONSIGLIO, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY E TIMKO A/K/A MARY ELLEN SETZER A/K/A MARY E SETZER IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 13th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, BLOCK 12, OAKPARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una 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 kokobi 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 30th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 432365 ON 11/16,23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000474CA DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED TRUST SERIES INABS 2006-E, HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES INABS 2006-E UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED DEC 1, 2006 Plaintiff, VS. BARTHOLOMEW F. CASO; AMALIA E. CASO; CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; 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 27 2012, and entered in Case No. 09000474CA, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED TRUST SERIES INABS 2006-E, HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES INABS 2006-E UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED DEC 1, 2006 is Plaintiff and BARTHOLOMEW F. CASO; AMALIA E. CASO; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; 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, OKEECHOBEE County, at 11:00 a.m., on the 6th day of February 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9, LESS THE NORTH 65.00 FEET THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH ALL OF LOT 10, BLOCK 4, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, 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 30th 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) 8074370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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 despus 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 kokob 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. 432350 ON 1/9,16/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000556CAXXXX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. MICHAEL A. BOYLES; BELINDA S. BOYLES; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 27th day of November, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000556CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL A. BOYLES, BELINDA S. BOYLES and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 13th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING DESCRIBED AS LOT 111, A SPOT-IN-THE-SUN, UNIT 11, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN ON A SURVEY BY LEON H. WILLIS, ALSO FLORIDA CERTIFICATE NO. 1358, DATED MARCH 22,1972, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 15, THENCE BEAR S 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 32 SECONDS E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 15, FOR A DISTANCE OF 2204.81 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID A SPOT-IN-THE SUN SUBDIVISION UNIT NO 11, THENCE BEAR S 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS E, ALONG SAID WEST BOUNDARY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 2090.35 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE BEAR S 76 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 52 SECONDS E FOR A DISTANCE OF 183.85 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY, MARKING THE END OF THE RIGHTOF-WAY OF N.E. 104TH COURT, THENCE BEAR N 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 45 SECONDS E, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.E. 104TH COURT FOR A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY MARKING THE END OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF N.E. 104TH COURT, THENCE BEAR S 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS E, ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID N.E. 104TH COURT FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT-OFBEGINNING, THENCE BEAR S 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 45 SECONDS W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 40.00 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE BEAR S 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS E, CONTINUING ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.01 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE BEAR N 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 45 SECONDS E FOR A DISTANCE OF 218.00 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE BEAR N 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 15 SECONDS W FOR A DISTANCE OF 25.44 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N. E 103RD AVENUE, SAID POINT LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 434.15 FEET, A DELTA OF 09 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 22 SECONDS AND AN ARC LENGTH OF 69.00 FEET, THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE CONTINUING ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE ON A CHORD BEARING OF N 31 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 31 SECONDS W FOR A CHORD DISTANCE OF 68.93 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE BEAR N 74 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 20 SECONDS W FOR A DISTANCE OF 148.33 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AND SITUATED THERETO, UPON THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED ABOVE ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una 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 in mediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711.KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa Ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 30th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 432372 ON 1/16,23/2013 Public Notice 13 Okeechobee News January 16, 2013 School Board Meeting Schedule The School Board of Okeechobee County will conduct its regular meetings at 6:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noticed, at the School Board Administration Building, Room #303, at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The Chairman of the School Board of Okeechobee County is David Williams. The Vice Chairman of the School Board of Okeechobee County is India Riedel. Questions or requests for information may be directed to the Superintendent’s Of ce at 863-462-5000, Ext. 226. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 434669 ON 1/16/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-33 A NCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, V S. DANA E. SALSER, UNKNOWN TENANT #1 and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an In Rem Foreclosure Final Judgment dated November 15, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-33, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, wherein, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 o’clock A.M., on the 6th day of February, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said In Rem Foreclosure Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 18, Block 3, ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT NO. 1, A CONDOMINIUM, including a 1/146th per each lot undivided interest in and to the common elements thereof, all in accordance with and subject to all the terms provisions, conditions, rights, privileges, obligations, easements and liens of and as set forth in that certain Declaration of Condominium of Ancient Oaks R.V. Resort N. 1, a Condominium, and all its exhibits and attachments, as recorded in Of cial Records Book 255, Page 916-1045, et seq., including the rst amendment to the Declaration of Condominium as recorded in Of cial Record Book 348, Page 1548, et seq., of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, this 16th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 431762 ON 1/9,16/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000328 JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. CINDY L. CHIPMAN; DAVID G. CHIPMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DAVID G. CHIPMAN COUNTY JAIL 504 NW 4TH STREET IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012CA227 OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 OR 2279 SE 40TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the above-named Defendant(s), if deceased or whose last known addresses are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: Lot 58, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 11 ADDITION, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 53, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH A 1981 SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME SERIAL NUMBER: 10L13005, TITLE NUMBER 19066374. has been tiled against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Monica Shepard, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 5th day of Nov. 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 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 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk 434061 ON 1/9,16/2013 Plaintiff, VS. MIRA JACOBY, “UNKNOWN SPOUSE #1”, MAYA ROGEL, “UNKNOWN SPOUSE #2”, “UNKNOWN TENANT #1”, “UNKNOWN TENANT #2”, and LAURA K. SIMS, CPA, PA, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Case No. 2012CA227 on November 27, 2012, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in favor of Plaintiff, OAK TREE PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, and against Defendants, MIRA JACOBY and MAYA ROGEL (“OWNERS”). I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Unit A, Dwelling Structure 20, OAK TREE PLACE, together with the land immediately underlying said unit, as described and depicted in Declaration of Party Facilities and Protective Covenants for Oak Tree Place, as recorded in Of cial Records Book 260, Page 999 and amendment thereto as recorded in Of cial Records Book 261, Page 1405, and in Of cial Record Book 303, Page 1083, and any and all amendments thereto, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, at a public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11 o’clock a.m., on the 13th day of February, 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED in Okeechobee County, Florida, this 27 day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK Attorney for Plaintiff Juan G. Mejia, Esq., Jay Steven Levine Law Group, 3300 PGA Boulevard, Suite 570, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410; imeiiaisllawqroup.com. 432358 ON 1/16,23/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000215 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2006-FRE2 ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006FRE2 Plaintiff, V. JOHN FAY WILBUR, SR.; YVONNE CHRISTINE WILBUR; 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; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. 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 10, BLOCK 12, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 22 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 3633 N.W. 20TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-1500 at public sale on February 6, 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, 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. 431391 ON 1/9,16/2013 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2012CA-000256 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home A dministration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, V S. ROBERTO ARELLANES; NORMA A RELLANES; and OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 8, 2012, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Lot 6 and the East 1/2 of Lot 7, Block 131, OKEECHOBEE, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on February 13, 2013, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW Third Street., Okeechobee, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE A MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES A CT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADA COORDINATOR, CORRIE JOHNSON, TELEPHONE (772)807-4370, WITHIN SEVEN (7) WORKING DAYS OF THE COURT APPEARANCE. IF HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 711. DATED on November 8, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court 312 NW Third Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Frederick J. Murphy, Jr., Esquire Boswell & Dunlap LLP Post Of ce Drawer 30 Bartow, FL 33831 A ttorneys for Plaintiff Telephone (863) 533-7117 Fax (863) 533-7412 431394 ON 1/16,23/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47 2009 CA 000371 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, A S TRUSTEE FOR ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-WFHE3, Plaintiff, V S. TERRY LYNN GOSA et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 1, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47 2009 CA 000371 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR ASSETBACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-WFHE3 is the Plaintiff and TERRY LYNN GOSA; KIMBERLY D. GOSA; 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 6th day of February, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 5, BLOCK 2, A PORTION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1694 NW 7TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and seal of this court on November 2, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472012CA000296 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAUCHULA, a national banking Association organized under the laws of the United States of America, Plaintiff, VS. ELMER E. WHITE, JR., deceased, ROBERTA WHITE, individually, THE ESTATE OF ELMER E. WHITE, JR., DIEDRA WHITE BRYAN, Individually, AMERICAN ROOFING, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS In Possession Of The Subject Property, and the unknown heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors of ELMER E. WHITE, JR., and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person or parties natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under the above named defendants or parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property hereafter described. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to Final Default Judgment and Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and for Attorney’s Fees and Costs entered by the Court on November 7, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the second oor, Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on the 13th day of February, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., the followingdescribed property: Lot 13, Block 10, less and except the south 4 feet thereof, a revised and addition to plat of Taylor Creek Development, according to the plat thereof recorded in plat book 3, page 8, of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. AND Lot 14 and the south four (4) feet of lot 13, block 10, a revised and addition to plat of Taylor Creek Development, revised plat no. 2, according to plat thereof recorded in plat book 3, page 8, of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. 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 this 19th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Courts Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 431710 ON 1/16,23/2013 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000590 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, V. ULYSSES BOLDIN, III; LISA ECHELLE BOLDIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ULYSSES BOLDIN, III; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISA ECHELLE BOLDIN A/K/A LISA ECHELLE OUTTEN; 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 unPublic Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000331 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. TIMOTHY K. ROLLER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000331 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY K. ROLLER; TERRI L. ROLLER; 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 6th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 49, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT NO. 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 40, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 3504 35TH AVENUE SE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 16, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09043862 WELLSLPS-FHA---Team 6 F09043862 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision 14 Okeechobee News January 16, 2013 BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09060091 WELLSLPS-CONV-Team 6 F09060091 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 431382 ON 1/9,16/2013 known parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; CACV OF COLORADO, LLC; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 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: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE, STATE OF FLORIDA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 18 AND THE W 1/2 OF LOT 19, BLOCK 43, SUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 2703 NW 5TH ST. OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-2301 at public sale on February 6, 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA.. 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. 431387 ON 1/9,16/2013of 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. 431537 ON 1/9,16/2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Winter break? 5 Drink noisily 10 Agcy. that established rules for kite flying 13 Poet known for inventing words 14 Prairie home 15 __ la DouceŽ 16 The Dixie Chicks, e.g. 17 __ of robins in her hairŽ: Kilmer 18 Strip light 19 Afraid you cant have your money backŽ 22 Progresso or Lipton 24 Climbers toehold 25 Fertile desert spot 26 New Deal inits. 27 Sch. with a Spokane campus 28 Like the Parthenon 32 Refuse to budge 38 Young in films 39 Sushi topping 40 Lincoln or Ford 41 Rapids transit 43 Chinese, e.g. 46 Home of Notre Dame 50 Home theater feature, and a hint to the puzzle theme in 19-, 22-, 32-, 46Across and both 50-Across and its first word 52 Cement piece 53 Auto buyers choice 54 Ages and ages 57 Hgts. 58 Rag rival 59 Hurry 60 Food additive 61 Scatter 62 Hang around DOWN 1 We know dramaŽ channel 2 Guffaw syllable 3 Customarily 4 Moderator of a panel including Joy, Elisabeth and Sherri 5 Best successor of 1962 6 Actress Lotte 7 Whartons sch. 8 Fix, as a green 9 Sykora of the NHL 10 The Ego and the IdŽ author 11 Included in 12 Dog the Bounty HunterŽ airer 15 Oven, so to speak 20 NFL ball carriers 21 Revered figure 22 Plants 23 Hops drier 26 Newton fruit 28 Farm denizen 29 Bottom line 30 Rebs gp. 31 Ended up 33 Feature of some extreme diets 34 Pipe cleaner 35 Atop, poetically 36 High time? 37 Safe document 41 Obamas secretary of energy 42 Doubleday and Yokum 43 Syrian president 44 Tarnish 45 Steaming 46 Hgars dog 47 More eccentric 48 Linguists concern 49 Thus far 51 Mail letters 55 Gp. whose insignia consists of a bald eagle holding a key 56 Bashful By Don Gagliardo and C.C. Burnikel (c)2011TribuneMediaServicesInc 05/25/11 05/25/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 10000347CA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, v. MIGUEL FLORES; MARIA A. FLORES AKA MARIA ALICIA FLORES; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated November 27, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 10000347CA, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is Plaintiff, and MIGUEL FLORES; MARIA A. FLORES AKA MARIA ALICIA FLORES; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 6th day of February, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 18 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 17, BLOCK 62, SUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA This property is located at the Street address of: 3111 NW 2ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 30, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aaron Clemens, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 Primary Email: AClemens@erwlaw.comSecondary Email: Erwparalegal.nationstarl@erwlaw.comIN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 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. 432345 ON 1/9,16/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000226 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. OMAR CAREAGA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2012-CA-000226 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and OMAR CAREAGA; 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 6th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 2, BLOCK 19, UNIT 2 OF BASSWOOD ESTATES ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.A/K/A 3535 NW 24TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 16, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11033469 COUNTRY-CONY B/C-R-jbonin-Team 2 F11033469 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 431534 ON 1/9,16/2012 One mans trash is another mans treasure. 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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Apparently irate over a phone call to a family member, an Okeechobee man lashed out at two women and allegedly hit one of the women in the neck with a uorescent light bulb. Archie Simmons, 69, N.W. 32nd Drive, was arrested Friday, Jan. 11, on felony charges of aggravated battery on a person 65 years of age or older and aggravated assault. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of battery. Simmons was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $27,500. Jail records indicate he has been released on bond. An arrest report by Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated that Simmons and the two female victims in this case share the same residence. Simmons reportedly became angry Friday evening because one of the women called a family member of his. He then lashed out and began to hit her with this sts, stated the deputy. Cpl. Hazellief said the woman had blood and a laceration on her upper back. When the second women tried to intervene, Simmons pushed her to the oor and began to swing a wooden picture frame at her, added Cpl. Hazellief's report. He then turned his attention to the rst victim, continued the report, and BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News January 16, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009CA759 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff. VS. JERRY D. VANDERHOFF, et ux, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 30th day of January, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor of the Okeechobee County JudiIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-330 BRIAN J. KELLEY, Plaintiff, V S. JOHN BAILEY and MARIA Z. BAILEY, his wife, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 27, 2012, and entered in Case No.: 2012-CA-330 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BRIAN J. KELLEY, is the Plaintiff and JOHN BAILEY and MARIA Z. BAILEY are the Defendants I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, on the 13th day of February, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, lying and being situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: Lots 208 and 209, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT VII, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 22, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and includes a certain mobile home heretofore declared real property bearing VIN numbers FLHW058700589AHS and FLHW058700589BHS. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days of 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 this 3rd day of January, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ., P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 200 NE 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 telephone 434387 ON 1/16,23/2013 cial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, 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: Lot 21, OUSLEY ESTATES, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 36 and 37, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, together with a 1986 Spri mobile home, ID#35620322AV and 35620322BV. pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK v. JERRY D. VANDERHOFF, et ux, et al., and the docket number of which is Number is Case No. 2009CA759. 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, Florida 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. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 15th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 433992 ON 1/9,16/2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! PRE-PLANNING SEMINARSunday, January 20, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 701 S. Parrott Ave. will host an afternoon of information regarding advance directives, living wills, power of attorney, and other pertinent information that will help you communicate your wishes to health care providers, facilities and family members. This is FREE to the public and will be presented by various professionals. The seminar will be held in the building directly behind Okeechobee Christian Academy. 69-year-old man accused of hitting woman with uorescent bulb struck her on the left side of her neck with the uorescent bulb. Cpl. Hazellief went on to state that he could still see shards of glass on the woman. The other woman's back was apparentl y injured when she was pushed to the oor, stated Cpl. Hazellief. "(She) was upset and had a hard time standing due to back pain," stated Cpl. Hazellief. While the two women were observed by emergency medical personnel from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue, they both reportedly refused medical attention. Cpl. Hazellief said Simmons had left the home on a bicycle prior to his arrival but was taken into custody a short distance away b y OCSO Deputy Bart Potter. Archie Simmons 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 which is scheduled to begin in October, 2013. For further information or an application, contact the Chamber at 863-467-6246 or email terry@ okeechobeebusiness.com.

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