<%BANNER%>
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028410/02017
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 01-23-2013
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 003642554
oclc - 72823230
lccn - 2006229435
System ID: UF00028410:02056
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news


This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 10 14.86 feetLast Year: 13.38 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. OHS softball team ready for season ... Page 9 Man accused of trying to smother wife ... Page 8 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenRemembering the dreamOkeechobee community members honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a march and parade in downtown Okeechobee. For more, see page 11. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKeynote speaker Tilena Smith spoke on unity and togetherness as she cited Dr. King’s “I have a Dream” speech during the program in Flalger Park, following the parade. Okeechobee NewsThose marching in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Okeechobee on Monday included Gregory Thomas, Melvin Jones and Corey Mathis of New Hope Masonic Lodge No. 450 of Okeechobee. More photos are available online on the Okeechobee community page at Florida.newszap.com. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Five men are being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail following their arrests for reportedly trying to cash fraudulent payroll checks at local businesses. Detective M.D. Faulkner, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), said the checks were made out to simulate a payroll check— “to make them look normal” —and made out in different dollar amounts as well. Each man was to be paid at least $100 for each check he cashed, the detective added. According to an arrest report by OCSO Deputy Matt Crawford the ve men were able to cash one check each at the El Rancho Market. The manager of that store told investigators that one of their stores in West Palm Beach has received many 5 arrested in check cashing schemeSee CHECKS — Page 5 Luis EnriqueBautista Carlos Meja Velasquez Jose Reyes Coronel Domingo Perez-Lopez Obeli Garcia-Juarez

PAGE 2

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013

PAGE 3

By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee Ag-Venture w ill be back again this year. The rst such event was held last May to give area fourth graders a rst-hand look at the production of Okeechobee's agriculture products. Ag Venture is a nationwide program that was started in Okeechobee by Diane Davies, v ice president of the Okeechobee branch of TD Bank. She rst became aware of Ag-Ventures when her son was a third grader and attended an Ag-Venture event in Highlands County. "Education is huge for TD," Ms. Davies said "I wondered if we could do something like that here." She wanted the bank to be known for sponsoring an event that would bene t the community. She got the school board's blessing with the suggestion that the event be held after FCAT. It was decided to have the event for fourth graders since they are a little more mature and could retain more information from the events. With the help of TD Bank, Highlands County Ag Venture of cials, the Okeechobee Cattlewomen's Association, the 4-H Clubs, other agriculture organizations and local businesses, the idea came together. There were six stations where students could learn about soil and water, gater farming, beef and dairy cattle, vegetables and citrus. Over 500 fourth graders participated and about 150 volunteers helped. As a measure of the effectiveness of Ag Venture, students were tested before and after the event. "This is where you know you had an impact," Ms. Davies said. On the pretest, consisting of a few questions from each of the six stations, the scores ranged from 30 to 40 percent. Anther test was given two weeks after the event with the scores ranging from 70 to 80 percent. Things went so smoothly for the inaugural event that there was not a lot of tweaking necessary for this year's event. Ms. Davies said another station might be added this year. In planning the speci c stations, they want to look at what's happening today in that speci c area of agriculture and what factors are currently affecting the market for that product. Preparations are now building up momentum for this year's event with Ms. Davies speaking before various civic organizations. The dates this year will be May 1 and 2. A third day could possibly be added if schools from outside Okeechobee participate. The location has not yet been determined. It looks like this will become an annual event. "TD Bank is committed to continuing their sponsorship." Ms. Davies said, adding, "I shop for Ag Ventures myself all year long,Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Now In Stock Your Winter Supplement Feeds for Cattle A T T E N T I O N : F A R M E R S & R A N C H E R S Protein Blocks, Energy Blocks, All Natural Blocks, Round Bales, Liquid Feed... Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 3235 US Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee( Located at the Lakeview Inn Plaza Next To Okeechobee Thrift Store, Treasure Island)Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials Hours: Tues, Wed & Sun 6am to 2pm Thurs, Fri, & Sat. 6am to 8pm CLOSED MONDAYS(863) 824-0347 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 Today: Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Clear. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night: Clear. Low of 50F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Clear. Fog early. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Friday Night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Saturday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Saturday Night: Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast 4th Graders learn about Ag-Venture Special to the Okeechobee NewsWM supports Battle eld FriendsWaste Management/Okeechobee Land ll Sr. District Manager Tony Bishop recently presented a $1,000 donation to support the Battle of Okeechobee. Pictured with Mr. Bishop are Shawn Henderson and Dowling Watford of the Okeechobee Battle eld Friends. Diane Davies

PAGE 4

Ban Tobacco on School Property? I saw more than tobacco being used b y faculty members when I was in high s chool.  The school employees are all over the age of 21. If students are seeing them smoking then move the smoking areas. It’s not like they are teaching and smoking at the s ame time.  I think they should ban smoking on all s chool property. That would include visiting parents as well as faculty. Maybe it would give them more incentive to quit a habit that is responsible for serious health issues.  I feel that no tobacco should be allowed on school property. We need to lead b y example, how can an of cial stand in front of the students and tell them that tob acco is bad for you but they use it thems elves. If they make it illegal to have tobacco on school property then that means all the s chools property whether it is during school hours or not; such as on the athletic elds after school or special meetings on school property after school. I also feel that if you b an tobacco from school property then obesity needs to addressed before tobacco. Obesity leads to a lot more health issues t han tobacco use does. Again how does an instructor stand in front of students and talk about healthy it is to not use tobacco and w ork out but they are overweight thems elves. The teachers union or school board s hould come up with a program to help quit t obacco and maybe get reduced rates at t he gyms in town or some other kind of inc entive such as reduced insurance rates for nonsmokers and those who are physically t and on some kind of work out program.  I think Palm Beach County banned tob acco products from school property twenty y ears ago. Too, some parents might set bett er examples by quitting their tobacco uses t oday.  Both myself and husband smoke. We preached over and over to our children as t hey grew up about the “bads” of smoking and thankfully they listened for neither ever took up the nasty habit. We started the same campaign on the grandchild and hope he listens and makes the right decision too. It is rare when parents smoke and their children grow up not smoking. We are very grateful ours listened and took heed to our words. So “setting a better example” is not what deterred ours, but talking to them. It was they who made the nal, right decision and never picked it up.County drowning in inactivity The current county commissioners are not at fault. The county is broke; they had to borrow money for this year’s budget. What are your suggestions that will not cost the taxpayers any of the money that we don’t have? I have been to several events in this county that the county residents don’t support, but I almost always see some of the elected of cials there. The city and county are slowly dying, a lot the people who live here work elsewhere so they don’t know what is going on here or they are attending events where they work. Several of the organizations are losing members and the younger generations are not joining these organizations. I know that the city and county are not friendly towards new business for some reason but I also know that it is not the county commissioners because I have talked to them about this issue and it seems to never reach their level. The current county commissioners are just trying to keep the county a oat. They are trying to make cuts but special interest groups are ghting them as hard as they can. They don’t care what is happening to the county as long as they get all that they can for themselves.  Why would you blame the county commission for the lack of small businesses? The commission is responsible for spending taxpayers dollars on public services and running the county government. Its job is not to interfere with private commerce or spend tax dollars on private enterprises. Like it or not, the end of the mom and pop stores began with the coming of big stores like Walmart. As a small business owner it is impossible to compete with a store that sells its merchandise at retail for less than a small owner can by it wholesale. When they buy goods by the shipload from China you can’t expect to be competitive with them. Unless you get a national franchise or join some other large buying bloc, it is almost impossible to compete. Once you become a franchise you are no longer a “local” small business. The right to keep and bear armsPersonally, I am very troubled by the tone and actions of Obama/Biden concerning our rights as citizens to keep and bear arms. Ten percent of our Bill of Rights plainly is devoted to it. In ancient Greece a wise philosopher said, “only citizens keep and bear arms, subjects never do.” Militias also existing centuries before our constitution, bring their personal arms to muster. My respectful and sincere suggestion to all wishful antigunner’s from the president on down is they study history. First it was an “Assault Weapon” of the day, a single shot muzzle loader that red the “shot heard around the world” at Concord Bridge, at government Redcoats coming to seize weapons at Lexington. Next all military (today’s Redcoats), law enforcement and of cials are required to be sworn in. They promise to “support, uphold, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and defend it against all enemies foreign and domestic.” Our personal right to keep and bear arms is second in our Bill of Rights, comes right after freedom of speech, press and religion. This article does not give us the right to keep and bear arms; instead it recognizes its preexistent, coming from God, a divine right. Soon I’ll be turning 78 and have been a sworn law enforcement of cer for three municipalities, two counties, and a criminal investigator for Governor Kirk plus twice elected to two terms as a NRA director by the membership. That said, like the rest of America, I watched television in horror and disbelief as military and police brutally murder men, women and children; rst in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and next in Waco, Texas. Sincerely, today it is my belief that we are much closer to another revolution now than in 1860. Also with what’s happened along with my experience, if government of cials again give such catastrophic unlawful orders, they will not be obeyed and if they ar e another Concord Bridge will happen. Bill StegkemperAnimal controlThis Saturday, Jan. 19, I made a call to animal control to report an animal suffering and in critical condition. No food, no wate r for how many days? Several, I know for sure. No answer at the animal control so I called the sheriff’s of ce and this nice person contacted the private number of a lady on dut y and she immediately jumped into gear! Sh e had to have the address, nd the owner o f the property from out of town and obtain permission to a rescue on that property. Sh e worked hard knowing darkness was coming and the animal could be eaten alive soon. When I discovered the animal and covered her with a tarp, I knew that the buzzards circling overhead would be ready to take her out soon. Unable to move that with eyes taking in her fate. I was compelled to rub her face and put a tree branch around her and under her head so that if more rain came it wouldn’t go down her nostrils. The deputy that came was very caring! I was so proud of him, such a caring person. Somehow they did their work before dar k in a place where no one would go withou t the right equipment. They did an excellen t job and I thank animal control for their response. Gail Chadwrick Celebration appreciatedThanks to all of you who helped me celebrate my 90th Birthday! I appreciate all o f the wonderful people and the gifts as well. More thanks to the South VFW and Sheil a Kreitman for the decorations and cake and Carl Cable for the music. Anna MeBee January 23, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Puppy Pageant during art festivalIs your dog the fairest of them all? Okeechobee Main Street is currently taking applications for their inaugural “Puppy Pageant” to be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. in Flagler Park. This exciting event is open to dogs and puppies of all ages and includes competitions for Most Obedient, Best Dressed, Most Adorable, Friendliest, Best Trick and Pet/Parent Look-a-Likes. The Puppy Pageant is open to the public and applications are available at Okeechobee Main Street, Photography by Bobbi and Katie’s Pets. If you are interested in entering your pet or putting up a pet-related booth at the festival, please contact Cindy at 863-357-6246.

PAGE 5

By Mickie AndersonUniversity of Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida taste scientist Linda Bartoshuk and her colleagues want to play a trick on you — but it’s for your own good. The UF team has identi ed a group of naturally occurring compounds that enhance the way people perceive sweetness, and believe that those compounds can be used to make foods taste sweeter using far less sugar and no arti cial sweetener. The group, which includes eminent scholar Harry Klee and professors David Clark and Charles Sims, all of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has collaborated for several years on avorand aroma-related research studies. Ms. Bartoshuk is a professor with UF’s Center for Smell and Taste, part of the UF College of Dentistry. UF technology licensing of cials are seeking companies interested in nding ways to turn the researchers’ ndings about avor into a commercially viable product that can be used to sweeten foods and beverages in a natural, more healthful way. Klee and Bartoshuk will make a presentation in February about the work at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston. The natural sweetener discovery was made during the group’s work, led by Klee, to break down the chemistry behind the complex avors in tomato. During that research, genes and biochemical pathways responsible for producing the volatile chemicals that give fresh tomatoes their characteristic avor and aroma were chronicled, and nearly 100 tomato varieties were tested by scientists and also used in taste tests by 13 panels of 100 people who rated each tomato’s taste. They knew that there are two ways humans evaluate smell: Orthonasal, or through the nostrils, and retronasal, behind the palate while eating. In retronasal olfaction, smell and taste interact. Capitalizing on interactions between retronasal olfaction and taste, the food industry has sometimes used sugar to intensify people’s perception of speci c avors. Following the tomato taste panels, Ms. Bartoshuk had reams of information about the chemical makeup of tomato fruit and everything that had been gleaned from the taste panels about what tasters liked and didn’t like. To discern which factors were playing the biggest roles in people’s tomato-taste preferences, she used statistics to examine how the fruit’s sweetness was explained both by avor ratings and sugar content. “If the sweetness is all due to sugar, then that’s the only variable that would’ve been signi cant,” she said. “But avor was highly signi cant. So suddenly we knew that the volatiles were making independent contributions to the perceived sweetness.” The UF team’s ndings were solidi ed b y similar analysis following a study of taste in strawberries. “It turns out that fruit has been using this mechanism forever and we didn’t kno w it,” Ms. Bartoshuk said. “So when you bite into a strawberry, you think when it tastes sweet, you’re tasting sugar. But 10 percent of that ‘sweet’ is in the volatiles. And we didn’t know that. So lo and behold, we get all of these data and we do the math, and we’re stunned — we have a new source o f sweetness, we create it in the brain, with volatiles.” 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 fraudulent checks recently. Arrested Saturday, Jan. 19, on felony charges were:  Luis Enrique-Bautista, 27, La Coco St., Palm Bay. He was charged with uttering a forged/counterfeit instrument and possession of a counterfeit/forged note. His bond was set at $15,000.  Carlos Mejia Velasquez, 27, 15th Ave., Lake Worth. He was charged with uttering a forged/counterfeit instrument and possession of a counterfeit/forged note. His bond was set at $10,000.  Obeli Garcia-Juarez, 26, Mila Lane, West Palm Beach. He was charged with uttering a forged/counterfeit instrument and possession of a counterfeit/forged note. His bond was set at $10,000.  Jose Reyes Coronel, 45, S.W. Second Way, Okeechobee. He was charged with one count of possession of a counterfeit/ forged note. His bond was set at $5,000.  Domingo Perez-Lopez, 42, S.W. Second Way, Okeechobee. He was charged with uttering a forged/counterfeit instrument and possession of a counterfeit/forged note. His bond was set at $10,000. Deputy Crawford’s report indicated that the men were arrested after the owner of LaFiesta Supermarket on S.R. 79 W. called the sheriff’s of ce. The deputy’s report stated that an employee of the supermarket went to the owner and said that some men in the back parking lot offered him $100 if he would cash their checks. The employee denied the offer. The employee told the store owner that the men were in a white van and had just pulled out of the LaFiesta parking lot and were headed east on S.R. 70 W. Deputy Crawford stated in his report that he stopped the van in the Fulford Plaza parking lot. Deputy Crawford said Garcia-Juarez gave him a stack of checks, as well as a stack of check stubs. The checks and stubs were made out in 10 different names. None of those names matched the names of the men arrested in this case. Detective Faulkner said local businesses should be cautious when accepting checks, and should carefully scrutinize identi cation offered by the person cashing the check. “These checks appear to be very legitimate,” he said. “Be sure to double check the identi cation.” And, he continued, don’t just accept an immigration card as identi cation just because it’s presented. The veteran detective said one of the men arrested had several different pieces of identi cation in his possession. Detective Faulkner added that none of those arrested in this case are in the U.S. legally. CHECKSContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) is currently investigating thefts from three unlocked vehicles parked outside occupied RVs at the KOA Kampground on U.S. 441 S. OCSO reports also indicate that a child’s bicycle was stolen sometime after midnight on Monday, Jan. 21. That bicycle, stated OCSO Deputy Heath Hughes, was parked outside the door of an occupied RV and has an estimated value of $180. Deputy Hughes, as well as Deputy Bart Potter, both handled vehicle burglaries in the campground that occurred sometime during the early morning hours Monday. In one of the burglaries, thieves took a $300 Magellan GPS unit, as well as a portable cassette player valued at $100. In another vehicle burglary a Tom-Tom GPS unit, as well as a tool kit were stolen. Those items had an estimated value of $330. A Garmin GPS unit and two walkie-talkie units were taken in the third burglary. Those items had a total estimated value of $205. The difference with this burglary was that Deputy Hughes was able to lift a couple of ngerprints from the driver’s door. Deputy Hughes added in his report that elimination prints were taken from the vehicle’s owners. The owner of that vehicle reportedly told Deputy Hughes that they had checked their vehicle around midnight to make sure its windows were shut. However, the owner did not lock the vehicle’s doors. When that owner went outside Monda y morning they noticed the driver’s side door was not shut. OCSO detectives said these burglaries, as well as many others about the city and county, could be prevented by simply locking all of the vehicle’s doors. Deputies investigate auto burglaries at KOA UF scientists investigate perception of sweetness Retired Senior Volunteer Program Wanda Klesper, the project director for R.S.V.P. (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) was a recent speaker at the weekly Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meeting. Mrs. Klesper educated the crowd on what the purpose and methods of R.S.V.P. were. R.S.V.P. has been active nationally for over 50 years and operating locally for three. The general purpose of the program is to match the speci c skill sets of senior volunteers to a wide variety of local community activities such as education on all levels and assisting senior shut ins. Locally, R.S.V.P. delivers over one hundred meals a day to seniors in need and has also developed a mentoring program with the schools. Volunteers spend one hour a week with individual students and take part in activities such as reading, walking, conversation among others. R.S.V.P. currently has fty volunteers and gave out over 950 volunteer hours among them over the last three months. Volunteers have the exibility of volunteering whenever they like whether it an hour a day, week, month or year. If you are over the age of 55 and are interested in R.S.V.P., contact Wanda Klesper at 863-450-9402 or by email at wklesper@youradrc.org. Learn more about the volunteer program by going to the R.S.V.P. website www.youragingresourcecenter.org. County commission to meetThe Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its regular session on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom,” 304 N.W. Second St. Special to the Okeechobee News

PAGE 6

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Ellen Clarice Slappey, 87OKEECHOBEE — Ellen Clarice Slappey passed away Jan. 18, 2013. Graveside funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence and sign the online register book may do so at www.BassOkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972.Gladys Tipton Trent, 94OKEECHOBEE — Gladys Tipton Trent passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility. Gladys was born in Furnace (Powell County), Ky., on Sept. 14, 1918, one of 13 children born to Pleasant and Louis Lillian Tipton. She and her husband relocated to Okeechobee in 1960. Gladys was active in politics during most o f her life, serving in various capacities as State Committee woman and County Chairperson, both in Kentucky and in Okeechobee. She was instrumental in organizing the Republican Part y of Okeechobee. Gladys, Mama, Mamaw, and Granny loved spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren and their children. She was preceded in death by Luther Trent, her husband of more than 76 years, on Jan. 7, 2013. She is survived by her daughters, Bett y (George) Neal of Stanton, Ky., Brenda Trent Appleton of Okeechobee; sons, Edward (Connie) Trent, Donnie (Pam) Trent, Johnny (Lisa) Trent and Ronald (Lynne) Trent, all of Okeechobee; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home with services on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. Burial at Evergreen Cemeter y will follow. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.James Edward Petrick, 60OKEECHOBEE — James Edward Petrick passed away Dec. 18, 2012 at his home. He was born August 4, 1952 in Oak Park, Ill. He came to Okeechobee from Brooksville twelve y ears ago. He had a lifelong career in General Aviation. He w as a member of the Moose Lodge of Buckhead Ridge #2417. Mr. Petrick was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary Petrick. He is survived by his brother, John Petrick (Virginia) of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Susan Thomas of Sarasota, Fla and Linda Petrick of Hillsborough, N.C.; nieces, Julie Neidhart (B.J.) of Washington, D.C., Mary Petrick of Tampa, Fla., Katie Thomas of Vail, Colo. and Jennifer Robbins (Brian) and their son, Graham of Durham, N.C.; nephew, John Edward Petrick of Tampa, Fla.; and lifelong love, Maureen Morley. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Buxton Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. 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. Jose Antonio ‘Tony’ MateoOKEECHOBEE — Jose Antonio ‘Tony’ Mateo, died at home on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Born in Puerto Rico, Tony lived in Rhode Island before relocating to Okeechobee 12 years ago. He was a member of the Labor Union 1650. Tony was an avid sherman. He is survived by his anc, Tanya Huggins; sons, Jose A ntonio, Jr., Jose Ruben, both of Conn., Jose Manuel ‘Jimmy’ of Puerto Rico, Jonathan of Conn.; daughter, Jacqueline Mateo (Alex) of Conn.; several grandchildren; sisters, Sonja, Josey, Annie, Norma, and Mary; brothers, Andel and Nestor; stepsons, Tristan and Sean; and step-daughters, Ashley and Brooke. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, J an. 26, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. In lieu of owers, the family would appreciate any donations to be put toward Jose’s outstanding medical expenses. 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. MEMORIAL Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 1:30 pm BHR MooseMary “Margie” Mauk Born Mary Margaret Smith, August 14, 1929, Nabb, Indiana. Resident of Okeechobee since 1986. Pre-deceased by husband W. Frank Mauk; father & stepmother Charles E and Arletta Smith; mother & stepfather Julia & Lloyd Gonyo. Survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Member of VFW 10535 Auxiliary, American Legion #64 Auxiliary, BHR Moose WOTM. Cremation was chosen. Memorial service to be held at the Moose in Buckhead Ridge 2036 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@ n ewszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guestb ooks. A link to the obituaries is available online at orida.newszap.comLinda F. Mach, 60OKEECHOBEE — Linda F. Mach died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Raulerson Hospital. A native Floridian being born in Bradenton, Linda was a resident of Okeechobee for the past six years. She was a member of Northside Church of God. Linda was a lover of animals and enjoyed shopping. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Bohanan and Beatrice Bohanan Sapp; and a son, Michael Shane Rowe, Sr. Survivors include her husband, David J. Mach of Okeechobee; daughter, Eugenia (Johnny) Jolly; son, James (Pamela) Rowe; grandchildren, Jay Fetterolf, Johnny Jolly, Jr., Michael Rowe, Jr., Justin Rowe; great-grandchildren, Samantha Adams, Nicolas and Mercedes Fetterolf; sisters, Brenda Diane (Dwight) Kirby of Haines City, Fla., Wilma (Johnnie) Payne of Vernon, Fla., Rena (Don) Burton of Ohio; brother, Jerry (Kim) Smith of Dothan, Ala.; nieces, Alexis Welsh of St. Marys, Ga., Claudia Fortier of Vernon, Fla.; nephews, Donald Walker of Ok., Johnnie Lee Payne of Lynn Haven, Fla., Joshua and Jerod Smith of Dothan, Ala.; and step-parents, Peggy Bohanan and Jerry Trotter of Piedmont, S.C. A memorial service will be held at Northside Church of God on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at 4 p.m. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in Linda’s memory to the Humane Society, Pet Rescue, FL, Inc., P.O. Box 233, Okeechobee, FL 34973 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. Marcus ‘Leroy’ Briney, 86OKEECHOBEE — Marcus “Leroy” Briney passed away Jan. 20, 2013 in Okeechobee. He was born Sept. 18, 1926 in Akron, Ohio and came to Okeechobee in 1957. Mr. Briney proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the American Legion. He owned Leroy’s Used Cars and then served as a Veteran’s Services Of cer in Okeechobee. Mr. Briney was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Beatrice Briney; and daughter, Carol Walker. He is survived by his son, Steve Briney (Kathy); son-in-law, Fred Walker; grandchildren, Todd Briney, Jennifer Cleary all of Okeechobee, Ben Walker (Shannon) of Gainesville, Eric Walker of Newberry; and great grandchildren, Kyle Walker of Gainesville and Eli Briney of Okeechobee. A gathering for family and friends will be held 2 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at the Buxton Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence and sign the online register book may do so at,www.BassOkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Louis F Gagnon, 89OKEECHOBEE — Louis F Gagnon, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 1923 in the Hamrick Home Hospice. He was born Jan. 30, 1923 in Winooski, Vermont to Francis and Rose Gagnon. Mr. Gagnon proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1988 coming from Pitts eld, Massachusetts. In addition he was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoyed shing, baseball and football. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Gagon; and a son, John Gagnon. He is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Scutt (Jeff) of Okeechobee (BHR), Fla.; son, David Gagnon (Susan) of Pitts eld Mass.; and three grandchildren. There will be no public visitation or services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hamrick Home Hospice, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fl 34973. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. Online condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com

PAGE 7

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 will take 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 a l concert with The Lesters on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. 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. The y have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion, social sciences, geography and history and Christian romance. Also over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. Ninth St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashioned singing and praising God. Enjoy our youth “band,” consisting of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God’s Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863763-0669. 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 te a 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 harmonica—come 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 snac k for lunch. Dessert and coffee is furnished. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 V irgie Glennon, 60OKEECHOBEE — Virgie Glennon passed away Jan. 20, 2013 at her home. She was born Jan. 6, 1953 in Gary, W. V a. to Alfred and Margaret Myers. She came to Okeechobee from West Virginia in 1960. She enjoyed shing and taking care of her grandkids. Mrs. Glennon was preceded in death her husband, Robert “Pat” Glennon. She is survived by her children, Joe (Michele) Y ates, Bonnie and Marlana Yates, Donna Sue, Trisha, Connie, Robert, John and Sam Glennon; mother, Margaret Myers; many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce A nne Myers and Abby Whitehead; and three brothers, Alfred, Jerry Lee and John Myers. A gathering will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, J an. 24, 2013 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are welcome to help offset Virgie’s funeral expenses. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence and sign the online register book may do so at www.BassOkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. William ‘Bill’ F. Skinner, 90OKEECHOBEE — William “Bill” F. Skinner went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach. He was a native of West Virginia and a resident of Okeechobee since 1983. During WWII he served his country as a member of both the US Navy and Marines. Bill held membership with the VFW and the DAV. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Sharon Skinner; step-children, Sherry (James) Mahaffey, Steve Elder, Brian Elder, Kim (Tim) Casanova; 12 stepgrandchildren; and 15 step-great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, from 2 p.m. until service time of 4 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial will take place in West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton, WV. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Summit Park Baptist Church, 154 Summit Park Ave., Clarksburg, WV 26301. 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. Sixth AnnualSaturday, January 26 • 9am 2pmFor more information, call 863.462.5000 ext 257Okeechobee Agri Civic Center, just off Hwy 710 Demonstrations • Display of rst responder vehicles • Over 100 vender booths, giveaways and prizes • Apply for Florida KidCare, Medicaid and Food Stamps • Complete the KNOW YOUR NUMBERS “report card” for a chance to win prizes • Enjoy “Walk Down Memory Lane with Dr. Brown” hosted by his family & friendsGet children moving while they learn about the bene ts of an active lifestyle!Sponsored in part by: Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee, Raulerson Hospital, Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., Health Council of Southeast Florida, Nurse On Call, Interim Healthcare, Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network, Inc., Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee County, Innovative Treatment Services, Inc. Florida KidCare, State Farm, Heartland Discount Pharmacy, Okeechobee County Health Department and Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County. OKEECHOBEE FAMILY HEALTH AND SAFETY EXPO FREE Health Screenings and EducationFREE entertainment and lunch! 7 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013Donald LoveseeOKEECHOBEE — Mr. Lovesee passed away at Raulerson Hospital on Oct. 3, 2012 after an extended illness. Friends and relatives of Mr. Donald Lovesee are invited to attend a celebration of life memorial service at Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. The memorial service will be of ciated by Pastor Jim Waters of Life Community Church. ObituariesBetty Jo Morgan, 60OKEECHOBEE — Betty Jo Morgan died at her home on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Betty was born in Sarasota but spent most of her life in Okeechobee. She worked as a nurse’s assistant at the hospital. Her spare time was spent being w ith family and caring for her grandson. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, J oseph ‘PeeWee’ and Naomi Sammons. She is survived by her son, Michael (Guerdine) Stewart; daughter, Michelle (Lonnie) Rose; grandson, Michael Stewart, Jr.; brothers, Joseph (Ella) Sammons, Bobby Sammons; sisters, Deborah (Carl) Moody, Norma Leitner, Kathy Sammons; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews, all are from Okeechobee. There are no services planned at this time. 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. Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Area churches plan programs

PAGE 8

The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Jarrell Adonis Molina, 27, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 18, by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a Pinellas County w arrant charging him with the felony of battery on a person 65 years of age or older and a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bond was set at $11,000.  Korey Lee Sallette, 23, N.E. 28th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 18, by Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation sale of marijuana and violation of probation child neglect. He is being held without bond.  John David Meara, 36, N.E. 11th Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 19, by Ofcer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $5,000.  Emmanuel F. Safo, 54, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 20 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a felony charge of home invasion robbery with a rearm and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $100,500.  Jason Edward Gillis, 32, N.W. Ninth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 21, by Deputy Steven Pollock on felony charges of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and defrauding a secondhand metal recycler, and a misdemeanor charge of trespassing. His bond was set at $10,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Some newspapers seem to take pleasure in the bad news. Not us. We do print badŽ news. (It IS newsworthy when things go wrong, and citizens need to know about problems.) Still, we give most of our attention to good news the kind you clip and tape to your refrigerator door. (This isnt difficult. The vast majority of what happens in our community IS good.) How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 8 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Convinced his wife was seeing another man, William Clayton Bass allegedly threw his wife on the couple’s bed and tried to smother her w ith a pillow, stated a deputy’s arrest report. Bass, 30, S.E. 43rd Trace, Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, J an. 18, on felony charges of domestic battery by strangulation and domestic aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a total bond of $150,000. An arrest report by Deputy Paul Jackson, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that Bass put the pillow over his wife’s face and said: “If I can’t have you, then no one will.” He then began pressing the pillow hard onto this wife’s face, added the report. The woman reportedly told the deputy that she even thought she does not want to be around her husband anymore, she is not seeing another man. Deputy Jackson went on to state that the woman kicked and punched her way free from her husband and then ran outside to her vehicle. Bass followed and, stated the deputy’s report, he was now armed with a long kitchen knife. The knife was described by the woman as having a black handle with a silver blade. As the woman was seated behind the steering wheel of her vehicle, Bass opened the door and placed the knife to the woman’s side, the report stated. “I could feel the point of the knife poking me. However, it wasn’t very hard and I don’t think it left a mark,” the woman reportedly told Deputy Jackson. According to the deputy’s report, a knife was found in Bass’ pickup that matched the description of the one apparently used to threaten the woman. The OCSO deputy stated in his report that the woman had a small scratch on her forehead, but she wasn’t sure how it got there. Husband accused of trying to smother spouse Okeechobee Arrest Report William C. Bass Okeechobee Main Street Open House and Ribbon Cutting CeremonyLori Mixon of the Mixon Real Estate Group is celebrating her new location at 1305 S.W. Second Ave. with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Join Okeechobee Main Street and the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County as we welcome the members of the Mixon Real Estate Group into their new of ces. The Open House will take place from 4 p.m. 6 p.m. with Mayor Jim Kirk conducting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4:30 p.m.4-H club’s Farm Swap plannedSwine time 4-H club’s will be hosting a Farm Swap on Jan. 26 located at 801 S.W. Park Street, BBQ starts at 11 a.m. The event will be held between the hours of 8 a.m. 1 p.m. There will be pulled pork dinner for $8 and you can buy, sell or trade animals. For more information. please call 863-634-1061.

PAGE 9

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! Friday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Thera py R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: CT Scan, Digital Ma mmography, MRI, Nu clear Medicine, & Ul trasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensa tion We Treat Kids Too! Available year-round at orida.n ewszap.com R H H H R C S M. S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care Cowboys ’ BBQ & Steak Co 202 NE 7th Ave (formerly Hammerheads) OkeechobeeD S NEW MONDAY$999ALL YOU CAN EAT BABY BACKS!$1 Margaritas All Day TUESDAY 1LB RIB EYE $1399Karaoke with Cowboy WEDNESDAY$999ALL YOU CAN EAT CATFISH 25¢Drafts THURSDAY rack Baby Back Ribs with 6 golden shrimp & 1 side $1299Ladies Night 6-10pm Karaoke with Cowboy FRIDAY ALL YOU CAN EAT BABY BACKSwith 2 sides $1399 SUNDAY 4 PIECE FRIED CHICKEN DINNER $899$150 Drafts 15% CHURCH discount SATURDAY Slow roasted Prime Ribwith baked potato & salad$1900(Starting at 4pm)$150 Drafts L Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 9 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The rst of cial practice for the Lady Brahman softball team was held last week w ith 27 girls in attendance at Okeechobee High School. New softball Coach Heather Gillis said she is glad to be back on the eld after a few y ears off and she was joined by a number of familiar faces on her coaching staff like her husband Scooter Gillis, and OHS standouts Mary Huff and Elia Suarez. The team gures to be strong again this y ear. They nished in the top 10 in the state last year and return several starters like Sarah Davis, Danyelle Shef eld, Carisa LiCata, J aryaca Baker, Khrysta Herndon, Lexi Ward and Kathy Simmons. Gillis said she has gotten in the softball mode quickly and seamlessly and has enjoyed her time with these girls so far. "The girls have responded wonderfully. There will always be an adjustment to a new coach. We will work the kinks out. They have given me everything I've asked for and w ere on the right track," she said. Gillis is very impressed with the talent level. There is a solid group of returning players but there are several underclassmen that are hungry for playing time and are challenging the older girls. "That is what builds a strong program. You need people that chomp at the heels of the older girls because you want them to be challenged and to improve so they can get to college," she added. The biggest question mark right now is pitching. With All-State pitcher Sam Harrell now pitching for Eastern Tennessee State University, the position is completely wide open. Gillis has several internal candidates to choose from which include Delaney Osceola and the injured Shef eld. Newcomers like Jacqueline Phares and Caitlin Fulford have also been impressive in camp. "We are looking for pitchers but we have a great group of potential pitchers. I've been very impressed with their ability," she added. Gillis said she and her coaching staff have stressed conditioning and fundamentals. She readily admits there will be a lot of close calls for starting job and even varsity and junior varsity spots. She said the girls will literally have to ght for a position all year long and no job is safe. "We want the girls to really crank it up and turn into bulldogs and show us that they want to be major players. From what I see right now it is a very tight race," she admitted. LiCata hasn't only impressed the high school coaches but is being looked at by Florida Gulf Coast University due to her blazing speed and athleticism. Sarah Davis will be expected to lead the team as the starter at rst base. While she could easily play college sports, she has chosen to emphasize her academics and will attend Texas A&M in the fall. She said the young talent on the team this year is phenomenal and have pushed the older girls. "It kind of scares me because they might take my spot. It pushes me to work harder and the whole team to work harder," she added. Davis said the loss in the state semi nals last May was a bitter pill to swallow but that the girls still have con dence that they can be among the best in the state again. She said the girls have acclimated themselves to the new coaching staff and realize they will have to work harder than before. Davis admits replacing Harrell will be dif cult but that the Brahmans will have several pitchers that can do the job in 2013. "It will be hard to replace Sam but it gives an opportunity so new people. We will have a bunch of options and we don't have to rely on one girl if she isn't having a good day," she explained.Coach Gillis said she doesn't the girls has something to prove without Harrell. She said the girls know they have talent and don't ever doubt their abilities. OHS will likely be the district favorite again this year with teams on their schedule like South Fork, Martin County, and Port St. Lucie. OHS softball team starts season Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(Left to right) Jaryaca Baker and Delaney Osceola go through drills during the rst of cial practice for the OHS softball team Monday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCoach Heather Gillis works on various elding drills during Monday's practice. Optimism again abounds for the always competitive softball program.

PAGE 10

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.facebook.com/flwfishing www.twitter.com/flwfishing www.flwoutdoors.com Presented byFISHING. ADVANCED. WALMART PRO DAY I SATURDAY, FEB. 2 I NOON … 2 P.M.MEET THE FLW PRO ANGLERS I GET AUTOGRAPHS & PHOTOS I LEARN THE BEST FISHING TIPS & TECHNIQUES02.07 02.10LAKE OKEECHOBEECLEWISTON, FLFLW EXPO & WEIGH-INSAT. & SUN. AT WALMART I NOON 4 P.M.SCAN FOR EVENT DETAILS 10 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESStudent of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Jan. 18: Maricela Ruiz, Karla Alderman, Jose Ascencio, Francisco Montoya, Hailey Armstrong, Alyssa Hudson, Brianna Villarreal, Rosalinda Calvillo-Alcoser, Natalia Elias, Ivan Ramirez, Eddie Castaneda, Bruce Stubbs, Valentine Martinez, Dalton Underhill, Karlee Horn, Santiago Tinajero, Seberiano Espinoza, and Leonardo Ibarra-Medrano. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSYMS Students of the WeekYearling Middle School of Okeechobee is proud to announce their choices for Student of The Week for the week of Dec. 3, 2012: (Left to right, sitting) Taylor Amadon, Artha Jonassant, (left to right, standing) Angela Arias, Assistant Principal, Mrs. Markham, Eric Cardenas, Yessica Hernandrz and Guidance Counselor Mrs. Carpenter.

PAGE 11

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket joint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows y ou to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks. hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles.Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annually allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. ORTHOPAEDICS Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in you r very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. 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 Your Neighborhood Foot & Ankle Specialist Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Most insurances and Medicare are accepted.Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Orthopaedic Surgeon Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in Okeechobee 1924 Hwy 441 N. | Okeechobee, FL 34972 | 863-357-0540 Dr. Epstein will be guest speaker at Raulerson Hospital’s Dine with the Doctor Event on Feb. 26th 11 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrationThe Okeechobee Steelers (left) entertained those gathered for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in downtown Okeechobee on Monday, Jan. 21. The parade entries also included one from New Hope Masonic Lodge No. 450 (photo at right). After the parade in downtown Okeechobee, there was a short program in Flagler Park.

PAGE 12

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 florida.newszap.com Come see for yourself!Check out these new features:• Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more! Look for the 2013 Okeechobee County Community Guide in the 1/25 Edition of the Okeechobee News!Also available online at orida.newszap.com and in many local businesses and retailers 12 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Pemayetv Emahakv Lady Seminoles completed an unbeaten basketball season with a dominating 55-18 victory over Y earling Middle School on Thursday. Shae Pierce had 25 points and Sydnee Cypress added 15 points. Martina Herrera added 10 points for Brighton. Yearling was paced by Brooke O’Hagan who had eight points. Shytria Ash added four points. Yearling Coach Tammy Wright said the team struggled on both ends of the oor and had to deal with a talented and experienced opponent. “PECS has more experienced players and many of them have played together for years,” she added. YMS did have a better performance in the rst half with 14 points. YMS made 50-percent of free throws, (8-16). Wright said despite the poor record she said she was very proud of the team for their efforts this year, “No matter what happened in games or how they ended, my team always showed great character and sportsmanship. We never gave up. I’m satised with all our effort but not our record.”  The Yearling Middle School boys basketball team defeated Brighton 45-30 to nish the season (9-3). Lamar Williams led the way with 10 points and Antawyn Fludd and Juan’Yae Ford both had eight points. Gabe Greseth chipped in with six points and eight rebounds. Josh Madrigal pulled down 12 rebounds. Demetrius Clark led the reservation school with 11 points. Fludd had 12 assists. Yearling Coach Mike Wharin said he wanted to feature the eighth graders in their nal middle school game. He said the eighth graders were dedicated all season. “There were a few hiccups along the way but the men that stand before me at the end of the season have earned the right to say they are ready for the next step of their student and athletic careers,” he explained. Wharin said he thinks Yearling will return a strong team next year as well as he has several players with experience and also a strong B team with a lot of athleticism. Wharin wants to eld two travel ball teams for 12 and under and 14 and under this year and all of his coaching staff will volunteer their time to assist the kids in their development. He invited Osceola Middle School to take part in the off-season program to improve Okeechobee youth basketball. “The thing we know we need to tackle is to not let the program sit and wait until next year. Look at the success with the Okeechobee Youth Football League. We felt we needed something similar for basketball,” he added. Wharin said since Okeechobee doesn’t have the number of athletes to choose from that some of our opponents do, it is very important that Okeechobee teams be well drilled and in condition and the only way to accomplish that is to keep them together year round.  The Osceola Middle School Lady Warrior s lost their nal basketball game of the season on Tuesday to Brighton, 47-8. Four different players had one eld goal, Kyllie Ramirez, Beatriz Perez, Brianna Ingram and Alex Ducott. Shae Pierce had eight points for PECS. Coach John Carroll said his team was beaten by a better, more aggressive team, “We had too many turnovers and second chance points really hurt us. We did continue to give a great effort.” Carroll said despite the winless season, Osceola’s girls fought hard every game and have a lot to be proud of. “Soon we will start open gym so the girls can continue to develop their skills and gain experience. Hopefully that will translate into a more competitive team next year.”  The Warrior boys team fell to Brighton 49-19. They nished the second with one victory. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Rotary Club plans 10th Annual L.O.S.T. Bike RideThe Okeechobee Rotary Club will hold their 10th Annual L.O.S.T. Bike Ride on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail on April 20, starting at 8 a.m. The L.O.S.T. ride is a great trek for people of all ages and abilities. With rides of 12, 20, 40 and 54 miles as well as a 5K walk there is something for everyone. The L.O.S.T. trail itself is world-renowned for its stunning vistas and numerous forms of wildlife. This great fund raising event promises to be fun for all. All entrants are provided a goody-bag with a commemorative t-shirt and more. A barbecue meal will be provided for all entrants as well as a 50/50 and a raf e for prizes. All proceeds bene t the charities of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. For more information, email OkeechobeeRotary@live.com or call Center State Bank at 863-763-5573.

PAGE 13

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DENTAL SURGERY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Okeechobee Dental We Specialize In:• Root Canals • Dental Implants • Laser Periodental Therapy • Oral Surgery & Teeth ExtractionsIV & Oral Sedation Available113 NW 19th Drive • OkeechobeeHOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri. 9-5BilingualHealthy Kids863-261-8273 Surgery Specialists GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website YOU ASKED FOR IT! YOU ASKED FOR IT!Look for the puzzles near the Classifieds section Now featuring Sudoku and the Crossword Puzzle in every edition of the 13 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013

PAGE 14

Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesLakeport Christian Church Will host a Yard Sale at:10947 East Hwy 78 in Lakeport. Jan 24,25&26 8-4 on 24&25 8-12 on 26th for info call 863-946-2160 OKEECHOBEE 2910 SE 23rd St. Treasure Island, Friday, Jan. 25th Only, 8 ?. Yard Sale Knives, Long Guns, M & L Clothes, Antiques, Sewing Machine, Household Items too much to list Come See! We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full TimeAIR CONDITIONING SERVICE TECH NEEDED! Experience is a MUST! Top pay including bene ts. Must have references & apply in person at: 5351 SW 16th Ave. Okeechobee, Fl. Great job for the right person! LOCAL & REGIONAL Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for local and regional Class A company CDL drivers with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! HVAC HVAC Co seeking motivated individual. No experience necessary, will train. Valid driver lic., DFWP, Apply 312 SW 2nd St, Okeechobee, FL. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeLooking for someone with restaurant experience. Fun, Fast paced environment. Please contact Krissy at 863-381-5381 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time EXPRESS SERVICE MANAGERwith the following quali cations:• Service Experience Preferred • Good people skills • Sound work ethic Bene ts of our company: • Reasonable work schedule • Health bene ts • 401K • Liberal pay plan If you have an interest in joining our service team, contact James Jackson • NO Phone Calls Apply within • Dress to Impress Hours: Mon Fri 9am 7pm • Sat 9am 5pm 4224 Hwy 441 S.Okeechobee EOE/DFWP Blue Cypress Golf and RV Resort needs full time Maintenance Worker. Job duties include: water and sewer plant maintenance, golf course mowing, pool maintenance, bathrooms/of ce/club house cleaning and general park maintenance. Weekends required contact Bruce 863-763-5031 or 570-423-2644(cell) RN Clinic SupervisorClinic Setting, MondayFriday 8am-5pm, Excellent Bene ts. Spanish speaking preferred. Please apply MyFlorida/People First website at: https://people rst. my orida.com The state of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Af rmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Employment Full TimeEQUIPMENT OPERATORLykes Citrus Division has openings for full time equipment operators at its Brighton Grove. Duties include operating and maintaining grove equipment and hand labor tasks. Lykes offers a competitive wage and bene t package including paid holidays and vacation. Applicants should come to the of ce listed below to complete an application: 106 SW County Rd. 721 Okeechobee, FL 34974 (Brighton Corner, at intersection of Highway 70 and County Road 721) Lykes Citrus Division is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug and Tobacco Free Workplace, M/F/D/V. Employment Full TimeFaith Academy Pre-School Faith Academy is accepting applications for teachers with strong classroom management skills, passionate, Solid communications skills, and Creative. Ability to transfer spiritually and educationally into the lives of young children. Must have the 45 hrs State required training Please Call 763-8800 The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce is accepting applications for an Information Technology Specialist. Apply online at okeesheriff.org or pick one up at: 504 NW 4th Street. Submit completed application along with resume no later than January 31st to H. R. Director Mariah Anuez. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce is accepting applications for a Grant Manager/Fixed Asset Specialist. Apply online at okeesheriff.org or pick one up at: 504 NW 4th Street. Submit completed application along with resume no later than January 31st to H. R. Director Mariah Anuez. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Business OpportunitiesBUSY CONCESSION Stand/Restaurant for Lease at a local business. Weekends Only MUST have Restaurant experience. Please call (863) 634-5818 NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Buildings & Sheds Car Trailer Shed full o f yard and construction equip and misc.items built on car trailer with new tires. $1,200.00/neg. (772)349-0612 or (772)545-9921 Household ItemsMoving Sale, Futon $50,Oak head board $50,upholstered swivel rocker$25, antique table seats 10 $300, Stove/convection oven $200,faux wooden blindes,Gazelle exerciser $25,exercise bike $200 Call 863-623-7689 MiscellaneousSmall Storage unitentire contents,25 bags o f golf clubs, shing tackle, coolers, etc, All goes far prices. 863-946-3157 Pets/SuppliesYorkipoo Pups Toys (males )13 wks and 11 wks.$350. shots/vets health cert.Reduced to good homes.cash only 863-610-2725. Toys & GamesPinball Machine Very Popular Williams F-14 Tomcat; Excellent Condition; Perfect for Game Room or Man Cave. $1,075.00/firm. (772)538-6432 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 14 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013

PAGE 15

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 ApartmentsOKEECHOBEE 2/1.5 2 story. 90B Oak Lake Apts. $700. 1st, last, $500 Security. Call 863-634-3312. Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK 1br. Condo on ground oor with utilities included. Fully furnished. Pool access. $775 month. (863) 634-0663. Houses Rent2bd /1ba Dixie Ranch Acres, $800.00 monthly 1st, last & $500.00 sec. Call 863-763-7032 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 RIVER ACRES1/1, fully furnished, Laundry. Incl. Priv. Dock, utilities & Dish TV. WI FI & local phone service.$150/wk + sec. Call: (863) 467-1950 Treasure Island 3 br. 1 ba. Duplex. Remodeled, new appliances, tiled oors, fenced yard & shed. Shared laundry. $1000 mo. incld’s Water, Elec. & mowing. Home Realty Services, LLC. Broker Diane Dangremond. 863-801-4498. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Land Rent7.5 acres of Farm Land located in Imperial Texas, $4,500 total price, or $500 down and $98.12 for 45 months owners nancing Call 863-655-6936 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 Houses Sale(4)Houses in Okeechobee All on water close to Taylor Creek & Lock. All have covered boat docks, w/excellent or new seawall’s. All clean and like new inside w/or without furniture. Prices start at $60,000 or make offer. Motivated Seller 765-348-8270 Highlands County HOME 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. Mobile Home Rent2/2 Furnished, completely remodeled NO PETS, 2 persons max, waterfront in Treasure Island $500 deposit, $600 monthly Call 863-467-1308 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Mobile Home RentFOR RENT 2 BEDROOM 1.5 BATH MOBILE HOME, WASHER & DRYER, CENTRAL AIR, FURNISHED, NICE PARK $450.00 MONTHLY CALL 812-989-3022 Waterfront Treasure Island 2bd/1ba fully furnished, dock and covered boathouse, $1,300 moves you in. $550.00 mo. plus utilities, yearly lease. 863-763-6600 Mobile HomeSale2br/1ba S.W. MOBILE HOME W/LOT, SAFE, QUIET, CONVIENNENT NEIGHBORHOOD, NEAR TOWN, NEW FLOORS AND CABINETS, FENCED. 413 S.E. 7TH STREET REDUCED TO $29,900 CALL 906-231-6136 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 Due to health, For Sale 3bed/2bath, carport, screened porch, fully furnished. Must see to appreciate. Call 863-824-0559 and Make Offer. FOR SALE:2BD/1BA MOBILE HOME IN SENOIR PARK,IS FULLY FURNISHED AND READY FOR NEW OWNERS, HAS LARGE FLORIDA ROOM AND STORAGE SHED. PRICED TO SELL 863-357-2642 OKEECHOBEE 2 br. 1 1/2 baths. Furn’d 14x56. Includes 2 sheds, Florida room & carport. Asking $18,000. 859-893-2405 or 863-447-3111. Older Single Wide in 55+ Park, w/screened room, porch and dock on Taylor Creek. 1/2 mile from Walmart $7,500. Call 828-208-0980 Palm Harbor Homes New Homes at $39,900 $5K for your used mobile home 3 New models, 1,100-2,400 SQ FT 800-622-2832 x210 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? BoatsBayliner 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. FOR SALE 17.5ft Ranger Bass boat 90hp Johnson mtr., Ranger trailer, many extra’s $3,700.00 o.b.o. Illness forces sale. Call 863-763-3768 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 Marine AccessoriesEVINRUDE 12/24 foot control trolling motor, $300. Call 863-467-8682. 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472011CA000355CAXXXX 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 1/16,23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000700 OneWest Bank, FSB Plaintiff -VS.Robert A. Williams a/k/a Robert Williams and Kristy M. Williams, His Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for AEGIS Wholesale Corporation; Riverside National Bank of Florida d/b/a Riverside National Bank; Prime Acceptance Corp.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 5, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000700 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein OneWest Bank, FSB, Plaintiff and Robert A. Williams a/k/a Robert Williams and Kristy M. Williams, His Wife are defendant(s), I, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on February 20, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 130, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si 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 jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator, ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk of Court 433274 ON 1/23,30/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 07000386CA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, 2006-3, Plaintiff, VS. GABRIEL A. RAMIREZ, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GABRIEL A. RAMIREZ, AMBROSIO RAMIREZ, GLORIA RAMIREZ, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS BANK, FSB, JOHN DOE N/K/A PATRICK RUSSELL, JANE DOE N/K/A MIRACLE RUSSELL, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on November 28, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 9, BLOCK 49, BASSWOOD INC., UNIT NO. 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAN THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 3407 NW 33RD AVE., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on February 20, 2013 at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th day of November, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 432456 on 1/23,30/2013 Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 NOTICE On February 09, 2013 @ 10:00 AM, there will be sold to the highest bidder At the premises of SABAL PALM SELF STORAGE, 14040 Hwy 441 N, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (Landlord) the contents of storage spaces rented by Tenants, for failure to pay rent due on the spaces. Sealed bids will be accepted until the day of the sale. The contents of the spaces consist of personal property including household goods, furnishings, clothing, boxes, bags, and totes, and other miscellaneous property. The names of the tenants whose property will be sold are: 1. Jacob Robinson Unit # C-CC60minimum bid $250 Sabal Palm Self Storage 863-357-1110 435229 ON 1/23,30/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000448 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, VS. ROBERT THOMAS HILL, A/K/A ROBERT T. HILL, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 28, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2008-CA-000448 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association, successor by merger to National City Bank, successor by merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Robert Thomas Hill, A/K/A Robert T. Hill; Diana L. Davis; Edward L. Davis; Lucy P. Davis; Carrol D. Newman; Current Tenant(s); Citicorp Financial Inc.; State of Florida, Department of Revenue; and Michael Parkoff as Successor in Interest to Citicorp Financial, Inc., are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, on February 20, 2013 at 11:00 am, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” Lot 597 Taylor Creek Isles Section Six, According to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 30, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Together with a 1979 Mobile Home VIN# 01630656AM and a 1979 Mobile Home VIN#01630656BM Property Address: 2011 South East 29th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 30th day of November, 2012. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 432449 ON 1/23,30/2012 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads

PAGE 16

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 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2008-CA-631 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOV ASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-4 Plaintiff, vs. Y VONNE C. WOLANEK, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000232 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff(s), vs. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000703 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. JUAN W. CARBALLO et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2008-CA-000703 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONisthePlaintiffandJUANW. Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 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 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, 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 6, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2008-CA-631 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-4 is Plaintiff and YVONNE C. WOLANEK, all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named defendants, whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through under or against the named Defendants are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room on the second oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM, on the 20th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 126, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 65, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 4301 SE 22ND COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 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 the Court this 11th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs a y 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. 433325 ON 1/23,30/2013 ANTONIO HERNANDEZ JR. et. al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2012-CA-000232 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff and ANTONIO HERNANDEZ, JR. and CONSOLIDATED CHARTER CORPORATION AS TRUSTEE OF CAPCO., A BUSINESS TRUST ORGANIZATION DATED SEPTEMBER 14, 1990, A DELAWARE CORPO the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, BLOCK 20, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAIF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, this 11th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON OKEECHOBEE County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.433400 ON 1/23,30/2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Hardly a square 8 Duplicate 15 Duty-free? 16 Unlikely to cheat 17 Moving locks? 19 Service rank 20 Muddy, as water 21 Signal agreement 22 Juice source 24 The Sea-WolfŽ captain 28 Decide not to walk, perhaps 33 Made an impressive delivery 34 Corner key 35 Exclusive 36 Gain notoriety, as via 38-Across 38 See 36-Across 40 Eclipse, to some 41 Team feature? 43 Appear unexpectedly 44 Got comfy in a sofa 46 Women-only residences 47 Nonbeliever, to some 49 Crossing the keel 53 Pre-med subj. 54 Magical beginning 58 Exact opposites? 61 Letters read with feeling? 62 Raving 63 Fixes, as pumps 64 Ma and Pa Kettle debut film, with TheŽ DOWN 1 Cream-filled treat 2 __ instant 3 Bend at the barre 4 Medical supplies 5 Gob 6 From time to time 7 Find a new home for, in a way 8 Not at all complicated 9 And more: Abbr. 10 Derived from benzene 11 Long ride? 12 Bumped off 13 Jargon 14 Glee club member 18 Pliant 22 Suds, so to speak 23 Glancing 24 Apple and peacock, e.g. 25 Bakery emanation 26 First bird off the Ark, in Genesis 27 Deserve no stars 29 Notable Titanic casualty 30 Compact, perhaps 31 Place for snaps 32 Summons 37 American enticements 39 Caspian feeder 42 How hard crosswords are usually not done 45 Golf ball feature 48 Willem of Spider-ManŽ 49 Can. or Mex., e.g. 50 Reveal 51 Where Goliath was slain 52 I Just Cant Live __Ž: Carrie Underwood song 54 Mystique 55 Cereal material 56 Rip to bits 57 Piedmont product 59 Completely 60 __ rule By Bonnie L. Gentry ()2011TibMdiSiI 05/28/11 05/28/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com CARBALLO; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A.; 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 11:00 AM, on the 20th day of February 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE FOLLOWING REAL PROPERTY SITUATE IN COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE AND STATE OF FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: TRACT 2, COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 57 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 26; FOR A DISTANCE OF 70.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 26, FOR A DISTANCE OF 1334.79 FEET, TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 26, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 363.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 363.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 16200 NW 68T 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 the seal of this Court on December 14, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disabilit y who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. 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. 433309 ON 1/23,30/2012 No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER...

PAGE 17

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, V S. ELMER E. WHITE, JR., deceased, ROBERTA WHITE, individually, THE ESTATE OF ELMER E. WHITE, JR., DIEDRA WHITE BRYAN, Individually, A MERICAN ROOFING, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS In Possession Of T he 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 A ssembly 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, A DA 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 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 INT EREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-000437 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. JOHN A. MCCORKLE et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 26, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000437 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and JOHN A. MCCORKLE; JUDI A. MCCORKLE; RHONDA FREDRICKS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; 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 20th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3, OTTER CREEK ESTATES, UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF TILE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: 1996 GREEN BOAT, VIN# FLFLS70A23989GH31 & FLFLS70B23989GH31. A/K/A 17655 NW 38TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349720000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on October 30, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09071343 CHASEDLRECT-FHA-Team 6 F09071343 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cortie 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. 430136 ON 1/23,30/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000269 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. MELODY D. WEBBER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000289 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2005-L3, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-L3 Plaintiff(s), vs. GEORGE GIBBS, et. al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 30, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2012-CA-000289 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2005-L3, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-L3 is the Plaintiff and GEORGE W. GIBBS, the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, BLOCK 22, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS.DATED at OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, this 11th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk OKEECHOBEE County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to y ou to the Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000341 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM M. MCARDLE A/K/A WILLIAM MCARDLE A/K/A WILLIAM MATTHEW MCARDLE et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2011-CA-000341 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM M. MCARDLE A/K/A WILLIAM MCARDLE A/K/A WILLIAM MATTHEW MCARDLE; CHRISTINE SPISAK A/K/A CHRISTINE M. SPISAK A/K/A CHRISTINE MICHELLE SPISAK A/K/A CHRISTINE S. MCARDELE; 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 20th day of February, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE NORTH ONE-HALF (N 1/2) OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: THE EAST 9.22 FEET OF LOT 9, AND THE WEST 114.6 FEET OF LOT 10, BLOCK 8, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 7400 NW 96TH COURT, 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. 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 F11032544 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMCR-bmellette-Team 1F11032544 **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. 433023 ON 1/23,30/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000383 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. RUSSELL FANNIN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA000383 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which GMAC Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Russell Fannin, Michelle L. Swift, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00AM on the 20th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 32, 17 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 IN 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, VS. 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. OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 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 Attorneys for Plaintiff Telephone (863) 533-7117 Fax (863) 533-7412 431394 ON 1/16,23/2013 Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2012-CA-000269 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and MELODY D. WEBBER; JASON W. WEBBER; 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 20th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 18, BLOCK 17, SOUTHWEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1006 SW 9TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 30, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12006875 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMAR-mtomlinson-Team 1F12006875 **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. 432457 ON 1/23,30/2013provision 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. 433022 ON 1/23,30/2013TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 32, BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH 1/2 (SAID LINE ALSO BEING THE CENTERLINE OF A GRADED ROAD) A DISTANCE OF 1,745.11 FEET; THENCE SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 695.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO THE PONT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THE WEST 25.00 FEET FOR ROAD PURPOSES. (ALSO BEING DESCRIBED AS LOT 45, DEER PARK ACRES) TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO BEARING VIN NUMBERS VIN NO. PH0914749AFL & PH0914749BFL. A/K/A 34145 NW 29TH AVE., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-0212 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 in Okeechobee County, Florida this 4th day of December, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS THRIFT STORE WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE 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 Family Thrift Store•Prices Can’t Be Beat!•Layaway Available •Locally Owned & Operated•We Accept all Major Credit Cards8675 Hwy 441S.E. (at 441 & 15A) 863-623-4443Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimileeService: servealaw@albertellilaw.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. 432458 ON 1/23,30/2013 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. 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 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 Cler k 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 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

PAGE 18

18 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 Eatery hosts poker tourneyOn, Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. the Dr. Fred Brown Memorial Scholarship Poker Tournament will be held at The Speckled Perch Steak House. The entry fee cost is $50. The rst 100 players are guaranteed seating. Pre-register to play. Table sponsors available to businesses and individuals for $100. For more information, please contact Russ Brown at 772-285-9914 or email at rband3@ y ahoo.com.Hospice plans yard saleHospice of Okeechobee's next yard sale w ill be Wednesday, Jan. 23 and Thursday, J an. 24, from 8 a.m. until noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and S.E. Third Ave. For information, call 863-4672321; or, see our web page www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click on events tab.Community readers soughtCentral Elementary asks community members to come and bring your favorite children's book to 610 S.W. Fifth Ave. on W ednesday, Jan. 23 to read to the students of Central Elementary. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mrs. Sherion J ennings, reading coach, at 863-462-5077 Ext. 3021 or e-mail at jenningss@okee.k12/ /us.Main Street members to meet Wednesday, Jan. 23On Wednesday, Jan. 23 Okeechobee Main Street will hold its quarterly General Membership Meeting. Join us from noon to 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral for this informational meeting on current projects and to meet our newest Main Street members. Please join us for the presentation of a special award and to share your thoughts with members of our board. A uthor to present programAuthor Gary R. Hoffman will present a program on writing short stories followed by a book signing for his new collection, "I Haven't Lost My Marbles. They Just rolled to the Side" on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. at the library. Gary R. Hoffman lives and writes in Okeechobee. He has published work in THEMA, Homestead Review, Woman's W orld, Mystical-e, and roughly 50 other periodicals. Main Street Mixer plannedOkeechobee Claws and Paws and Bandanas and Bows will host the rst Main Street Mixer of 2013 on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come on out to 2949 S.R. 70 W. for a pig roast, a little Bluegrass and whole lotta fun! The theme for this event is a "Hoe Down in Cow Town," so come dressed for a great time and show support for our local businesses!Okeechobee County Fair BoardThe Okeechobee County Fair Board will hold their next meeting on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Chamber of Commerce of ce.Moose offers bingo, breakfastOkeechobee Moose, located on N.W. 36th St., Thursday, Jan. 24 Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Friday night. Bingo starts with Bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Food is available both days. Sunday Breakfast served 8 a.m. -11 a.m.Heart Gallery to be displayedThe Heart Gallery of Okeechobee & the Treasure Coast, a unique and stirring traveling photographic exhibit featuring children in foster care hoping to be adopted, will be on display from Friday, Jan. 25 through March 1 at Indian River State College, Dixon Hendry Campus, Building B, located at 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. The gallery features children who have been removed from home due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. They are "dif cult to place" children who are older (7-17 years old), sibling groups, minority or bi-racial or may have physical, emotional or behavioral issues. The local Heart Gallery is displayed in high-traf c locations across Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties in an effort to raise awareness of the need for adoptive homes in our communities. For more information, contact Frank Avilla at 772 429-2009.Eagles North plans weekendFriday, Jan. 25 Eagles North will have steak night from 5:30 9 p.m. Followed by music with the HARPERS!!!! Saturday, Jan. 26 is card bingo at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 29 is bingo at 1 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 30 is bingo at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the FOE4137 community bene t fund 9985 U.S. 441 N.Health and Safety Expo setThe Family Health and Safety Expo is planned for Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, just off S.R. 710 Take advantage of free health screenings and education, demonstrations, display of rst responder vehicles, free entertainment and lunch, over 100 vendor booths, giveaways and prizes. Apply for Florida KidCare, Medicaid and Food Stamps at the Expo. Complete the "know your numbers report card," a record of your free health screenings and an opportunity to win a prize. Enjoy "Walk Down Memory Lane with Dr. Brown" hosted by his family and friends, get children moving while they learn about the bene ts of an active lifestyle. Library hosting programThe Okeechobee Library will host Ian R.B. Nairnseymusical theater presenter in a series of depicting Broadway shows with a musical selections and narratives. On Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. the topic will be "Annie Get Your Gun."Relay For Life fundraiser setThe Honey Do'ers and Dream Team will host a volleyball and corn hole tourney on Jan. 26 at the Okeechobee Adult Softball Fields & Sand Court. There will be a concession stand offering hot dogs, chips, sodas, water and fresh-squeezed lemonade. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Okeechobee Relay For Life. For information call 863-801-0901 or 863-634-8674. Teen Dance slated for Jan. 26Come and join the B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 7 until 10 p.m. at the Freshman Campus. Tweens and teens ages 12-16 are invited. Enjoy pizza, soda, chips, games and entertainment all for $7 admission. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Eagles host dinner to bene t kids with cancerOn Saturday, Jan. 26 the Cypress Hut Eagles will host a barbecue rib dinner and two side dishes starting at 4:30 p.m. All proceeds from these dinners will be given to the KOA kids with cancer camp (KOA Kids Care Camp). Meals will cost $10 and public is welcome. There will be live music starting at 5:30 p.m.BHR Cat sh Festival plannedThe annual Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival will be held at the park next to the BHR Fire Department, 30076 S.R. 78 E., on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meals are $7 and will be served at 10 a.m. There will be a bounce house, craft booths and a live band! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy!K of C hosting dinnerThe Knights of Columbus Saint Theres a of the Child Jesus Church in Buckhead Ridge will host an Italian Dinner with all the xings on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the church hall, on S.R. 78 West and Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge. Take out is available. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $3 for children. Community Events

PAGE 19

2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 19 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Tabatha Henry won her fth most valuable player award and Hernan Baltazar also took home an MVP Award as the Okeechobee High School Cross Country team celebrated their 2012 season with a banquet on J an. 17. Coach Julie Halsey worked hard this year to get the girls to reach their full potential and the team showed a lot of improvement. "We bonded and became a family. I love to see this team expand and grow and go places." Henry has won three MVP awards for cross country and two for track and might have the most MVP trophies of any athlete in OHS history. Her goal was to win the MVP for all four years and she is well on her way. She has quali ed for the regional race for three years and the state nals for the past two years. "Every year is another great experience for me. It's another step forward for me," she explained. Henry was also praised for her support of her teammates and leadership this year. She said she loves the sport, loves her coach, and loves her teammates. I love the way the girls push each other. It would be great to have them go to regional w ith me next year. It would give Okeechobee a name and let people know that we are always here to compete," she added. Baltazar also quali ed for the regional race this year. He had a person record at the district meet held at the Okeechobee AgriCivic Center this fall. Baltazar said the MVP award shows him that he put in a lot of effort this year, "I ran in and out of practice all the time to get better and be number one. I tried and gave my all and that counts for something." Baltazar admitted the regional race was a whole new ball game. There were many people there that encouraged him and he w ants his teammates to also qualify for the regional in 2013. "It de nitely was more of a challenge and it helps you push yourself even more. If w e try hard enough we'll do very well next y ear," he said. Charleigh Heater and Ana Huerta shared the Brahman Award for the girl's team this y ear as they earned praise for emotional support of the girls and leadership. Coach Halsey said the girls always went above and beyond with their team spirit and support. Heater said the Brahman Award was an amazing accomplishment. She said Tabatha Henry was her role model and it was wonderful to get to know her as a close friend. She said being on the team helped her to expand her horizons and to meet new and interesting people. "It means so much to know that I played an important role on this team. It is just fantastic and indescribable," she added. Heater said her best memory was a race in Sebring when she was able to cut three minutes off her time. The entire team improved their times in that race, a feat that brought Coach Henry to tears. "That was a tremendous feeling. It was like your just oating. I don't know how to describe it," she said. Huerta said she was honored to win the Brahman Award and compared the team to her second family. She said she would not trade any of the moments they have shared with one another. "We were really strong this year. We were kind of weak at the beginning but we improved and I think we can have a lot of success next year," she said. She said the girls are like sisters who really push each other and want to help each other. "Our coach does an amazing job she is like a second mom to us. She never gives up on us. She reminds us this is what we love to do and we keep trying harder," she added. Sophomore Victor Nunez won the Brahman Award for the boy's team. He suffered a torn ACL ligament in his knee playing soccer as a freshman. He struggled with it until he underwent surgery last May. He rehabbed quickly and was back running strong this past fall. He was also praised for helping kids make it to practice every day by providing transportation. "I feel really touched by his award. I tried very hard to get it. I want to follow in the footsteps of our team captain, Frank Adamo, he is one of my greatest friends," he said. Nunez said he didn't show his full potential this year but plans to put out all the stops in the next two years. "I put all I could into the sport. My time went down. I felt really proud of myself for giving it all that I could," he added, "I'll be hyped up when the season starts. Everybod y on the team is a joy and I couldn't ask for a better team." Frank Adamo and Christian Garcia were honored with three year letters for cross country. OHS cross country team honored at banquet Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyVictor Nunez won the Brahman Award for boy’s cross country in 2012. He was presented the award by coach Julie Halsey. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCharleigh Heater was named Brahman Award winner for Lady Brahman Cross Country by coach Julie Halsey (left). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyHernan Baltazar (right) was named the recipient of the MVP Award for boys cross country. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAna Huerta (right) also earned a Brahman Award for cross country for team spirit and leadership. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTabatha Henry (right) won the Most Valuable Player Award for cross country for the third straight season.

PAGE 20

By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Sylvester Butler led three Okeechobee players in double gures with 16 points as the Okeechobee High School boys basketball team snapped a home losing streak w ith an exciting 66-63 win over Harmony on Friday night. Butler hit a free throw with four seconds left to seal the win for Okeechobee, (6-14). Eddie Neal had 15 points, Phil Jones 10 points and Roshell Thomas eight points for the Brahmans. It was a nip and tuck affair throughout as Okeechobee led only 29-26 at the half and 43-41 after three quarters. Thomas and Eddie Neal had big rebounds in the nal minute and Thomas added a free throw. Jones added a huge three pointer in the nal minutes. Brahman Coach Shawn Hays said the team built momentum when they broke an eight game losing streak last Wednesday at Centennial. He said Harmony was just like Okeechobee and the team had to play hard. "The kids have worked hard all year. We took some good shots tonight and it was good to see our guys weren't scared. We had to battle and out work them." OHS led by as many as seven points in the fourth quarter but had to ght off a couple of comeback attempts by Harmony. Eddie Neal's eld goal gave Okeechobee the lead for good and threes by Thomas and Jones gave OHS at 57-52 lead. Thomas said he knew he would have to knock down free throws for the team to win. "I was nervous but lately I've been practicing my free throws. I missed a couple but I knew I had to make the last one. I feel good about this game." Thomas said basketball players can't get nervous because they must expect to be in a lot of tight, close games. He said the team has played more together and team basketball and that is why they've won two games in a row. "We lost a lot of games because we didn't play as a team. We have better defense and the offense has come around. When you play together you get wins," he added. OHS overcame a technical foul call and some nice drives to the hoop by Harmony to get the victory. Hays said he wants his kids to keep their heads in the game and not be bothered by another team's dirty or physical play. He said this win felt real nice. "It has been awhile. The fans really deserve it. They come out and support us and cheer the kids on. The kids really do work hard and I'm glad they got a little reward for that hard work," he explained. Neal said the team felt great after the win because they've been struggling both at home and on the road, "It's good to get any win right now. We didn't play good defense at times but a lot of guys stepped up for us." Butler concurred that the Brahmans needed to have some wins. He said the team passed the ball well, ran their offensive sets and worked together. "We are playing pretty well right now. Everybody got together and we are starting to click. When you make good decisions, practice hard and play hard, it shows in the game," he added. The Brahmans will host the Lake Placid Green Dragons on Friday night. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Okeechobee News January 23, 2013 Brahman hoopsters squeak by Harmony, 66-63 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Lake Placid jumped out to a 16 point lead in the rst quarter and went on to defeat the struggling Lady Brahmans 50-28 in high school basketball action Thursday night at OHS. Senior Ami Edwards sat out most of the rst quarter with two quick fouls and that opened the door for the Green Dragons. Okeechobee played competitively for the rest of the game but the 18-2 margin in the rst quarter was too large to overcome. Edwards had 12 points and six rebounds. Baylee Farless had six points and grabbed seven rebounds. Sha'Dajia Williams added six points, three steals and three rebounds for OHS, (8-10). Farless had the only basket in the rst quarter, a 14 foot baseline jumper for OHS. The Lady Brahmans had only eight shots and turned the ball over due to tight man to man defense and full court pressure put on by the Green Dragons. Okeechobee outscored Lake Placid in the second quarter 10-8 and did cut the lead to 12 points at times in the rst half. Lake Placid led 26-12 at the break. Lake Placid went on another run in the third quarter as they outscored Okeechobee 17-6 to take a 43-18 lead. Bethany Stuart had two points, three steals and ve rebounds for OHS. Jade Micco hit a two-point jumper in the rst half. Okeechobee had 33 turnovers in the game. Lady Brahman miscues lead to 50-28 roundball loss Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTaylor Trent tries to dribble through traf c during Thursday's varsity basketball game. Lake Placid's defense turned out to be too much for the young Brahmans to overcome. B.J. Jonassaint (left) reacts as a technical foul is called on the Brahmans in the fourth quarter of Friday's game. Phil Jones (#15) also expresses his dismay. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySylvester Butler (left) had a big rst half as OHS defeated Harmony 66-63 on Friday night.