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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 01-30-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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14.69 feetLast Year: 13.34 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Boy pleads ‘no contest’ to charges of molesting younger children; Judge orders he must stay away from victims and their siblingsBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News As Judge Jerald Bryant looked down at th e thin young teenager standing before him Monday he let it be known that the teen—Ryan Nielson — would not be returning home. “I don’t think that would be a good idea fo r anybody,” the judge said. “You need to be pro tected as much as the victims need to be pro tected.” Nielson, 15, went before the county judge o n Jan. 28 to enter a plea of no contest to 14 felon y charges consisting of sexual battery on a child un der the age of 12 and lewd and lascivious moles tation on a child under 12 years of age. The judg e then found Nielson guilty on one count of lew d and lascivious, and withheld adjudication on th e remaining charges. Judge rules teen cannot return home Wednesday, January 30, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 13 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Man accused of DUI in accident with injury ... Page 9 Local of cials meet with state legislators ... Page 3 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Stuart-based attorney Tim Wright stood in the middle of Courtroom B and, without mincing words, accused water managers of committing extortion and lying. Mr. Wright, and co-counsel Bruce Harris of Orlando, are representing Bonnie Luna Byars and BLB Holdings against the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) eminent domain claim on over 300 acres of property owned by the Luna family in northern Okeechobee County. Other defendants in this case include Patrick Luna, Mrs. Byars’ brother, and Montoya Ranch, Inc., which is also owned by the Luna family. The district wants to take 303.70 acres to help restore the Kissimmee River from its current channelized state, back to a meandering river. SFWMD attorney Keith Williams said in his Monday, Jan. 28, opening statement that approximately 263 of those acres would be take n as fee simple. That means the district woul d own that property outright and could do what ever it wanted with the land. The district woul d also acquire the remaining acreage as owag e easements, he added. Mr. Williams also said the district need s property from Mrs. Byars and BLB Holding s that is in the 5and 100-year ood plain. And because the project has been declare d Family ghts SFWMD over landHealth Expo at Agri-Civic Center ... Page 19 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Dana Lepere and Audrey DriggersRodeo Queen contestants include Toni Sposato, Penny McCreary, Jessica Burkhalter, 2012 MRO Kelly Munn, Miss Congeniality Alex Heatley, 2012 MTRO Sierra Coward, Katie Brummett, Haley Burkhalter and Shayla Pendrey. Not pictured are 2012 MRO Princess McKenna Hickson and Kelly Steinruck. Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee County Cattlewomen Association’s Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Pageant will be held Feb. 8 & 9, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. The contestants had their orientation meeting at the beginning of the month and have been working hard gathering ads for the pageant program, selling lunch tickets and learning their dance routine. The purposes for these requirements are to observe if the contestant is able to communicate well with the public and get an idea of how committed to their title they will be. All contestants will compete in the horsemanship portion of the pageant this year. “It’s very important that we know ahead of time that contestants are able to ride and control their horses before we get to the roRodeo pageant plannedSee RODEO — Page 5 See TEEN — Page 5 See LAND — Page 5 Festivals planned ... Page 8

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Today: Partly cloudy. High of 86F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 66F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.Extended ForecastThursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 73F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Friday Night: Clear. Low of 50F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Saturday Night: Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday: Clear. High of 75F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Sunday Night: Clear. Low of 55F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyDinner theatre is ‘Lethal Lecture’OHS Drama Club proudly presents a Mystery Dinner Show, on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the OHS Cafeteria. Lethal Lecture, is a compelling story in which a “Journey through the Pharaoh’s Tomb” turns in to a tomb of someone else. Death, passion and humor are what you shall face in the night ahead of you. The audience will capture the killer and enjoy a great meal catered by Golden Corral Restaurant. Come out and enjoy the show! It’s to die for! For ticket information or more information, please contact Ms. Raulerson at 863462-5025 ext. 8011. Foster home needed for RebelRebel, a young female German Shepherd, came to the Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue several months ago. She was found wandering around the Basswood area. She is believed to have been poisoned and was suffering from liver failure. The veterinarian did not think she would make it, but Belinda Forlifer and the volunteers at the Humane Society refused to give up on her. Mrs. Forlifer researched herbal remedies to help ush the toxins from Rebel’s system. Rebel’s most recent tests show her liver is functioning well now, but she still has digestive problems and is having trouble gaining weight. The Humane Society would like to nd a foster home for her—a quiet home where she can get lots of individual attention. If you want to nd out more about fostering this dog, stop by Humane Society at 1203 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee or call 863-357-1104. Special to the Okeechobee News

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Bass Fishing Trips Duck Hunts Turkey Hunts • Gator Hunts Check our web site for information & directions Like us on Facebook VERO BEACH Over 90 Vendors!Plants, Flowers, Orchids,Trees, Pottery, Furniture, Fountains, Decorative Items Youth Activities & Great food! “Ask the Experts”Starts on the even hour each day of the eventLook for the banner! Saturday, Feb. 2, 9am-5pm Sunday, Feb. 3, 9am-4pm Free Parking & Admission! 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Off SR 60, Beachside in Riverside Park & direction s k a nner ! Rain or Shine Bring your Wagon G a r d e n f e s t n a t u r e ’ s f i n e s t m a r k e t p l a c e 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 30, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News There were six governmental requests and ve requests from community agencies for the Florida legislators Monday as they held their annual legislative delegation meeting and later attended a luncheon sponsored by several businesses, the Okeechobee Economic Council and the Area Agri-council. Representative Dr. Cary Pigman of District 55, and State Senator Denise Grimsley of District 21, were both optimistic that the improved state budget situation might help the community gain some of these requests. Okeechobee County Commission Chairman Frank Irby requested state funds to help the county pay for a new driver's license bureau, grants to improve drainage and storm w ater, completion of the widening of State Route 70 to St. Lucie County, improvements and an extension for State Road 710, library funding, and improvements to the main Okeechobee intersection of State Road 70 and U.S. Highway 441. School Superintendent Ken Kenworthy requested fair formulas to evaluate teachers, a delay in the Partnership Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (the exam that will replace FCAT), and more funds to pay for personal educational devices for students. If the state mandates these devices, it could cost the district between $400,000 and $1.3 million. He also requested equal treatment for all schools that receive public funds and funding for the Heartland Education Consortium. City Councilman Dowling Watford presented a list of items from the city highlighted by the state plan to improve S.R. 70 and U.S. 441. Other requests included support for a ban on texting and driving, additional laws to ban synthetic drugs, funds to improve drainage, and a grant for the city commerce center. Dr. Edwin Massey of Indian River State College asked for allocations to expand campuses like the Dixon Hendry Center. The State College System which consists of 28 colleges and universities requested $42 million from the state this year. Dr. Massey said the college will hold a meeting in the near future to discuss the Okeechobee job market and the course offerings local employers need for our citizens. Chairman of the Okeechobee Utility Authority Steve Nelson requested $500,000 for the Pine Ridge Park Waste Water Plant, and assistance in the Treasure Island sewer project and east side force main. He reported the new sewer improvements could potentially take 1,600 Okeechobee residents off septic tanks. The Economic Council of Okeechobee requested continued support for various highway projects like the four-lane work on S.R. 70 and S.R. 710, and an extension of S.R. 710 to U.S. 441 north and eventually to U.S. 98. They also asked for support of the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance. Terry Burroughs of the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce requested support for the Inter-model Logistics Center project in Glades County, support for the state road improvements and requested tax relief for small business. Representative Pigman was assigned to health care committees, the house agriculture committee and the veterans and military affairs committee this year. He said his legislative priorities will be the Patient Privacy Affordable Care Act in the state and how to fund it. Everglades restoration was another priority in his rst term. Dr. Pigman said he was excited to have an of ce in Okeechobee. He also said he would consider a raise for teachers in public schools. Dr. Pigman also endorsed the Okeechobee legislative agenda, "I think all of these things are necessary to see this area grow and the Senator and I will do our best to make sure they are realized." Senator Grimsley said the state budget is in a little better shape this year but the unknown impact will be federal health care reform. She noted that most of Okeechobee's infrastructure items for roads and utility improvements were placed in the budget last year but some were vetoed by the governor. Senator Grimsley said Governor Rick Scott's visit to the community last spring should help when they try to get funds for local projects. "I think it will, because that is very helpful to have a hands-on look at our projects. I'm happy to represent Okeechobee and to be able to sit down and talk with people here," she added. Her other priorities involve the road projects and also more research on citrus greening. Legislators hear from local leaders Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyState Senator Denise Grimsley met with local of cials Monday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDr. Cary Pigman speaks at a luncheon held at the Williamson Center at Indian River State College about his rst term in the State House. Humane Society offers pet wellness clinicThe Humane Society Pet Rescue will host a pet wellness clinic on Feb. 2 and March 2. Vaccinations, heartworm and ea preventives will be offered by a licensed veterinarian from South Florida. They will also have pet items for sale to raise money to help care for the shelter pets. The clinic will be open from 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. at the Pet Rescue Shelter, 1203 U.S. Hwy 98N (next door to the Okeechobee Livestock Market.) For more info, call the Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue at 863-357-1104.

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Should schools ban tobacco? I think the school board should ban tob acco on all school property, however, they s hould start the ban in the fall semester and b etween now and then they should offer s chool personnel who smoke help to quit s moking. Usually insurance companies will c over the cost of stop smoking programs bec ause smoking causes so many health problems. If employees knew smoking would be b anned next semester then they would have t he incentive to sign up for a program and kick the habit.Students accused of bullying face felony change It’s about time something has been done. No child should have to endure this. A nd shame on that teacher who didn’t not ice what was going on in the classroom.  Finally something’s being done. This is one of the reasons I quit going to school last y ear. It’s ridiculous!  I don’t know if pressing charges is the answer but something has to be done. I was picked on too, and OHS failed to do anything t o protect me so my mom received permiss ion from the judge to allow me to enroll in IRCC at 16. I missed out on the high school experience because of the hate of other kids. I’m glad to see things will likely be different for this kid.  My son had problems and he would report it and unless the teacher saw it they w ould send him to his seat or move him to t he front of the room instead of doing somet hing with the other kid. Hopefully the school w akes up and sees there is a big problem w ith bullying and this has not been the rst t ime it has happened.  Both of my kids were bullied in the Okeechobee County schools and going to t he principals did no good because the bullies were the children of school employees or were members of prominent local families. The only option was to change classes, which was not fair to the kids who were the victims.  It is very interesting that people get away with covering up things and lying in small towns and that no rules are followed and yet they want to point nger at children who are not bullies.3-year-old mauled by pit bull The owner of a dog that mauls a child should be criminally charged.  This is very said. I was 16 when I was mauled by my own pit bull.  It’s a shame this happened and a shame it was a pit bull. That’s all this breed needs -more stereotyping. My pit bulls would never hurt anyone.  Not all pit bulls are like that. It is all in how they are raised.  In the case of the 3-year-old, the parents showed very poor judgement by taking in a stray dog that they knew nothing about. They did not know the dog’s history or if it was dangerous. They allowed their child around this strange dog and very likely the child did something that triggered a reaction in the dog. The deputy said the dog had probably been used for hunting. It was not the dog’s fault that the dog did not know how to act around children if it had never been around kids before. If a stray dog shows up in my yard, I call animal control. You just can’t take chances like that with your kids.  Pit bulls are awesome dogs unfortunately they get a bad rap cause of situations like this. That poor child surely will need some kind of counseling.  In the case of the two dogs that attacked the man at the Buckhead Ridge Marina, those dogs were probably just trying to protect their owner and his property.  If something like this happens, the animal should be put to death.  It is the responsibility of the owner to contain their dogs. Your dogs must stay on your property. The best way, in my opinion is to fence the property so the dogs can roam loose inside their fence. But if that dog leaves your property, then you are responsible for any damage it does. The dog is not supposed to “protect” your property by attacking people who walk by on the public right-of-way. YOUNIFIED Youth RallyFor the past ten months several churches, non-pro ts, local businesses and individuals “younited” together to bring about the rst annual “YOUNIFIED Youth Rally.” The YOUNIFIED Youth Rally was held at Osceola Middle School on Friday, Jan. 11 and attracted over 500 middle school and high school students. As the students arrived they were treated to an all-you-can-eat pizza feast. The evening kicked off with two Christian rap groups, HV and Authentik, followed by local favorites Alicia Esque and DJ Alderman, of 3:Thirty. Justin Jarriel shared an encouraging testimony about being set free from drugs and alcohol through Jesus Christ. Professional speaker, Chris Holly eld spoke on the topic of bullying. Chris engaged the students and held their attention as he shared his inspirational story of how he rose above bullying due to his physical challenge of dwar sm through dedication, determination and desire. The featured guest was renowned author and speaker, Mark Cahill. Mark spoke to the students about their eternal future and what is truly important in life. He challenged them to consider how the choices they make today will affect the rest of their lives, as well as the lives of others. Throughout the night, spectacular prizes such as laptop computers, Beats Headphones, iPods, iPads, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360s were just a few of the prizes given away. Ruthie J from Reach FM and local worship leader, Luke En nger emceed the night and gave away over $5000 worth of prizes. Before the night was over, the students learned of the greatest “prize” they could ever receive, Jesus Christ. The YOUNIFIED Committee would like to thank the following sponsors who helped to make this event a huge success: 3-D Trees, 5th Street Pharmacy, American Drilling Services, Inc., B.R.A.T. Club, Inc., Badcock Furniture, Big Lake Eye Care, Brad Goodbread, Brighton Seminole Reservation, Bruce Homer Insurance, Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, Caleb Center for Counseling, CenterState Bank, Chaka Stars, Cheney Brothers, Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee, Church of God at Okeechobee, Commissione r Frank Irby, Costopoulos & Helton P.A., Domer’s Inc., Dr.s Manny and Trini Garcia, Dunklin Memorial Church, East Coast Screen Printing, Eli’s Western Wear, Elvie Posey, Everglades Farm Equipment, Everglades Pediatric Dentistry, Faith Farm Ministries, First Baptist Church, Fitness Factory Okeechobee, LLC, Fountain of Life Church, G.M. Worley, Inc., Gallery Maid Marine, Gato r Feed, Inc., Glades Gas Co., Gretchen Robertson State Farm, Hampton Inn, Highlands Pest Control, Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, J & E Insurance, Joshua’s Men at More 2 Life Ministries, Kelly Owens, Lake Okeechobee Insurance Co., Larson Operations, Law Of ce of Gerald Lefebvre, Life Community church, Marcum, Inc., Mor e 2 Life Ministries, Nunez Lawn Care, Okeechobee Christian Academy, Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, Okeechobee High School FCA, Okeechobee Livestock Market, Okeechobee Motor Company, Okeechobee News, Okeechobe e Schools Administrators and teachers, Okeechobee Sheriff’s Department, Okeechobee the Magazine, Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital, Osceol a Middle School, Papa John’s Pizza, Pemayet v Emahakv Charter School, Pine Creek sporting Club HOA, Platt Chiropractic, Pregnancy Cente r of Okeechobee, Publix, Quality Garage Coors, Quality Turf of Okeechobee, Inc., Reach FM 90.5, Real Life Children’s Ranch, Representativ e Cary Pigman, Rotary Club of Okeechobee, Sandra Pearce Photography, School Board membe r Malissa Morgan, Senator Denise Grimsley, Serenity Coffee Shop, Sheriff Paul May, Teez 2 Pleez, Tenniswood Dentistry, The Tucker Group, Toni’s Chic Boutique, W & W Supply Co. of FL, Inc., Walpole, Inc., Williamson Cattle Co., WOKC and the MANY people that volunteered before and during the event and THANK YOU to each student that came out and enjoyed the event! W e are already excited and working on next year!The YOUNIFIED Committee January 30, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter 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!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 We are pledged to operate our newspaper as a public trust. Fairness is extremely important to us. We admit our errors promptly and we dont buryŽ the corrections. (If error appears on the front page, thats where we print the correction.) Sometimes people dont like what has been written about them. In those cases, we offer a right to replyŽ and allow them to tell their own side of the story. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 deo.” said Audrey Driggers, Pageant Coordinator. “There are always going to be surprises at a performance and by having them compete on horseback for their title, we can get a good idea of how a situation will be handled. A rodeo queen’s duty is to not only grace the spectators with her beauty, but be able to quickly get out of the way of the cowboys and cowgirls entering the arena.” The Miss and Miss Teen contestants will take a rodeo test which involves PRCA rodeo events, local cowboy and cowgirl facts and new this year, ranch rodeo events. Animal rights, welfare and equine science questions are also addressed. The queen’s responsibilities are to promote Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeos and speak intelligently about the events with spectators. With support from the Okeechobee County Cattlemen’s Association, the horsemanship competition will begin Friday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. The barbecue lunch will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The pageant will resume at 1 p.m. with modeling, speech and rodeo questions. All events are open to the public, with the exception of personal interviews. Lunch is $10 dine-in or takeout. Please visit www. missrodeookeechobee.com for more information. RODEOContinued From Page 1 Counts 15 and 16 were dropped by the state. Nielson was arrested Dec. 16, 2009, accused of committing either sexual battery on, or molesting ve boys who were, at the time, between the ages of 8 and 11. The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) recommended the teen receive probation, and allowed Judge Bryant to determine the conditions of that probation. Per the judge’s rulings, Nielson:  cannot move back into the neighborhood where the offenses were committed;  cannot complete probation until the age of 19;  cannot attend the same school as the v ictims or their siblings;  cannot attend extracurricular events, such as sporting events, where the victims, their siblings or family members may be in attendance;  cannot be within 500 feet of the victims, their siblings or their families;  cannot obtain a driver’s license, until he’s allowed to do so by the court;  must be evaluated for sexual offender counseling;  must appear at a hearing in nine months in front of Judge Bryant;  must be ngerprinted;  must surrender a sample of his DNA;  must submit to warrantless searches by DJJ or law enforcement; and,  is no longer on home detention. Prior to Judge Bryant’s ruling, Brandie Tindall, from the District 19 Public Defender’s Of ce, asked that her client be allowed to return to the family home. Because the teen has not been allowed to reside in the same neighborhood where the crimes took place, he has been living with one parent at a time in a small travel trailer in another part of the county. She also requested leniency from the judge because her client has complied with the judge’s rulings. “This is a young man who, without question, has abided by every order,” Ms. Tindall told the judge. When she addressed the court, Nielson’s mother also asked that her son be allowed to return to his family because he has already served a three-year sentence and yet “he’s still not able to return to his home.” She also said the judicial system is awed, and indicated she wasn’t happy with her son’s no contest plea. “It’s a form of legal blackmail,” said Faith Nielson of the plea. Some family members of the victims in this case were also on hand for the proceedings, and they pleaded with the judge to not let Nielson return to the neighborhood. “I’m begging you to keep this child out of our neighborhood,” said one mother. The grandmother told the judge that her “... grandson is scared to death.” As he made his ruling, Judge Bryant said he was well aware of how hard this case has been on the teen’s family but they weren’t alone. He said the case is 38 months old and there’s been scant moments when it hasn’t weighed heavily on his mind. And, he added, each time he drives by the neighborhood where the victims live, he’s reminded of what those youngsters went through. Judge Bryant also told the young man before him that entering a plea and avoiding a trial was probably the best thing for him— and the victims. “A trial in this case would have probably caused more trauma to the victims,” he said. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright. TEENContinued From Page 1 a public project by legislators, Mr. Williams said this paves the way for the district to take the land by way of eminent domain. “The district has met its burden to acquire the property,” he said. In his opening statement Mr. Wright told Circuit Judge Elizabeth Metzger the Luna family was being forced to give up property that’s been in that family for generations. The family patriarch, he continued, is actually buried under a large tree on the property. He said his case centers around two simple truths: rst, water managers are trying to take more property than they need for the project; and, two, the district told his client they would only take easements on the property if she agreed to their offered price of $1.3 million. If not, they were going to take everything. “The family is willing to grant them easements, and that’s all they need,” Mr. Wright told the judge. According to a SFWMD land acquisition statement, the nal purchase price of $1,354,194 is 10 percent over the appraised v alue based on the approved appraisal done J uly 24, 2011. “Should the owners not accept the offer within 30 days, the district would initiate eminent domain proceedings,” adds that statement. The owners did not accept that offer. Mr. Williams told Judge Metzger that water managers have been acquiring property up and down the river, as well as in the Kissimmee River basin, for this project. “The district started in 1976 to undo what it had done,” he said, referring to the straightening of the river. Which, basically, adds merit to Mr. Wright’s arguments. He pointed out that all along the project water managers have “... consistently taken easements instead of fee simple.” To bolster that argument, Mr. Wright pointed out to Judge Metzger that SFWMD has already taken property neighboring Mrs. Luna’s. One piece of property belonged to Elsie Lanier, while the other acreage is owned by Pete Clements. In both cases, he continued, water managers only took easements. “The district let a house remain on the Lanier property that was in the 5-year ood plain,” he said. “All along the project, the district has consistently taken easements instead of fee simple.” Mr. Wright produced a letter dated April 4, 2006, in which both the district and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stated that the acquisition of property for the river restoration project was completed. The letter stated that 102,061 acres was needed for the project and that it had all be acquired. “But, they hadn’t taken the Luna property,” said Mr. Wright. Then, in May of 2008, the district said they weren’t going forward with the acquisition of the Montoya property due to budget constraints, added Mr. Wright. But, in 2010, the SFWMD governing board passed a resolution stating the district was going to take the 373 acres belonging to the Luna family. Then on Jan. 14, 2010, Mr. Wright said the district stated that they were going to take the property in fee simple and not easements. He told the judge that the district’s case has major aws, that include: taking more property than the law allows; taking more property than is needed for the project; the property has never been surveyed; and, the legal description the district attached to the resolution is different than the legal description attached to the petition. Mr. Wright indicated the survey applied to the Montoya property that consists of just over 102 acres. “They used survey techniques to nd where the Montoya property is,” he told the judge, adding that no one actually went onto the property to do the survey. Mr. Wright said while the project is a good project, the district does not need all of the property. “The family is willing to grant them easements, and that’s all they need,” he said. “The Corps and the district don’t really care if it’s an easement—it’s all about the money (they’ll receive for the project).” After taking testimony today, there will be a break and the trial will resume next month. LANDContinued From Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Audrey Jean Bradley, 85OKEECHOBEE — Audrey Jean Bradley of Okeechobee passed away Jan. 26, 2013. No services will be held. Those wishing to sign the online register book and leave a condolence message may do so at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. All arrangements were under the care of Buxton Funeral Home, 110 NE 5th Street (Corner of SR 441), Okeechobee, FL. Bertie D. Rogers, 96OKEECHOBEE — Bertie D. Rogers died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility. Born June 8, 1916, to Will and Bertha Miller in Savannah, Tenn.., Bertie was a resident of West Alton, Mo. before relocating to Okeechobee in 1978. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, the VFW Post 4219 Auxiliary in Portage Des Sioux, Mo. and the Order of the Eastern Star 242 in St. Charles, Mo. Bertie was also an avid quilter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold D. Rogers; a son, James H. Rogers; brother, Ancel Miller; and four sisters, Willie Larson, Gladys Mathes, Cessel Jenkins, and Josephine Miller. Survivors include her daughter-inlaw, Janice Rogers of St. Charles Mo.; granddaughters, Jennifer (Brian) Price of St. Peters, Mo., Jamie Rogers of St. Charles, Mo.; greatgrandsons, Tyler Price and Joshua Rogers; a brother, Douglas (Carolyn) Miller of Phelan, Ca.; sisters-in-law, Ruth Dark and Loretta B. Smith, both of Okeechobee; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at 2 pm at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. If friends desire, donations may be made in Bertie’s memory to First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 401 S.W. 4th St., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.comArrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Gary Thomas Sain, 68OKEECHOBEE — Gary Thomas Sain passed away Jan. 27, 2013. He was born Nov. 27, 1944 in N.C. to the late Ray and Letha Sain. He came to Okeechobee from North Carolina in 1957. He worked for Williamson Cattle Company for 27 years and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. He loved taking cruises, was an avid NASCAR fan, made whips and was a member of the Okeechobee Model Airplane Club. Mr. Sain was preceded in death by his brother, Ray Sain, Jr.; sister, Joyce Schuster; and nephew, Lester Sain. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Linda Sain; sons, Mark Sain of Trion, Ga. and Derek Sain (Sarah) of Gainesville; daughter, RaeAnn Whiteside (Albert) of Okeechobee; grandchildren, Brittany, Jebidiah, Devin, Elliot, Zachery, Brody and Kason; and sister, Linda Hewitt (Willie) of Claremont, N.C. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 from 4 p.m. until services at 6 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor John Hirst of ciating. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to sign the online register book and leave a condolence message may do so at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. All arrangements were under the care of Buxton Funeral Home, 110 NE 5th Street (Corner of SR 441), Okeechobee, FL. Patricia ‘Patti’ Ann Hayes, 40OKEECHOBEE — Patricia ‘Patti’ Ann Hayes passed away Jan. 26, 2013 at Raulerson Hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1972 in Fort Pierce to Robert and Joyce Yates Hayes. She came to Okeechobee from the Lorida and Sebring area in 1990. She was a homemaker. Patti was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Timothy and Tony Little. She is survived by her husband and life partner of 23 years, David Grossman; children, Joshua, Tiffany, Jeremy and Teddy Grossman; grandchildren, Bentley Grossman and Eselia Torrez; parents, Robert Hayes (Sherry) and Joyce Hayes; sister, Barbara Smith; brother, Jimmy Hayes. Patti is also survived by her mother-in-law, Jane Stephens and her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many friends. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Sam Vuleta of ciating. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses. The family invites you to visit “Patti Hayes” Facebook page to view Patti’s cherished photographs and leave a message if you wish. 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 o f Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 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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 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Eagles auxiliary plans dinnerCypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary will serve bratwurst and sauerkraut dinner by Carla on W ednesday, Jan. 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. A ll proceeds go to the ladies charity fund. The public is welcome. For more information, please call 863467-1154. Meet hospital leadersThe public is invited to meet the Raulerson Hospital Leadership Team at the hospital on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, or for more information, call 863-763-9228.Grand opening set for studioOkeechobee Main Street is announcing the of cial grand opening of Fawn’s Studio at 1136 S. Parrott Ave. in the White House Plaza on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:15 p.m. The public is welcome to come and meet owner and artist Fawn McNeill-Barr.Library hosting documentary On Thursday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. at the library, The Lost Bird Documentary will show how sculptor Todd McGrain uses his sculptures of the Labrador Duck, the Great Auk, the Heath Hen, the Carolina Parkaeet and the Passenger Pigeon to keep these extinct birds alive in our collective memory. The Montreal Gazette called it “entertaining, whimsical, … and very moving....” For more information, call the library at 863-763-3536.Food Stamp help availableTreasure Coast Food Bank will be at Welcome House Drop-in Center, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E., on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. helping with food stamp applications and recerti cation. This service is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. For more information, please call 7729713316. V FW pavilion will openThe outside pavilion at VFW Post 10539, located on U.S. 441 S.E., will be open Friday, Feb. 1, from 3 7 p.m. Saturday from 1 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 7 p.m. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs Saturday noon 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 12:30 p.m. and there will be bingo. All proceeds bene t v eteran assistance programs. Community Events OAA hosting yard saleCleaning out your closet? Let us take your old and unused items off your hands. No item is too big or small. On Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon, Okeechobee Achievement Academy will have a yard sale located in the Brahman Theater parking lot, 1610 S. Parrott Ave. Donations can be dropped off at Okeechobee Achievement Academy, 1000 N.W. 34th St. For pick of donations or more information call Jill Roger, Amanda Blewett or Cortney Crews at 863-462-5125 EXT 128 or 863-634-0870.4-H club hosts pig previewThe fourth annual South Florida Pig Preview hosted by Bacon Bunch 4-H Club will be held on, Saturday, Feb. 2, at Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4601 S.R. 70 E. Registration is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. To pre-register, email information on registration form to: Baconbunch@earthlink.net or mail to Joyce Thomas, 21655 N.W. 266th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972. For more information, please call Scott Durand at 863-6340500 or Joyce Thomas at 863-697-1904.Sale bene ts March of Dimes A community yard sale will be held at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables will be available for $10 rental, while supplies last. Spaces to set your own table will be $5. Proceeds will bene t the March of Dimes. Can’t make it that weekend? Any donations will be appreciated. To reserve a table or space, or to donate your items, call Marnie Ayers at 863462-5288 or 863-677-6378.

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee County School District held its Science Fair on Jan. 24. Almost 400 students from Okeechobee High School, Okeechobee Freshman Campus, Osceola Middle School, and Yearling Middle School participated in the fair. All rst place winners qualify to compete at the Heartland Regional Science and Engineering Fair in February: In the categories of Behavior and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, and Zoology rst place winners w ere: Glenn Jarriel, Michael Daniel, Brittany Milrot, Jacie Harvey, Aubrie Reister, Lucas Penido, Johnathan Fox, Jacob McGehee, Kylee Field, Kailey McCain, Bobby Arnold, A larra Boswell, Jacey Mullis, Maliah Wright, Zachary Jackson, Mary McGehee, Erin Grace and Zachary Kielbasa. In the Category of Botany, rst place winners were: Kristen Dryden, Krystle Harris, J ohn McGehee, Cavin Platt, Jenna Thomas, Bradly Kirk, Martha Morse, Tyra Smith and Shelby Kirton. In the category of Chemistry, rst place w inners were: Caitlyn Albers, Sean Chauhan, Emily Crews, Ryan Daniel, So a Medrano, Rachel Peterson, Dalton Pickering, Leticia Soriano-Rios, Billy Bob Wehde, Tyler Winner, Delaenam Akahoho, Nolan Carpenter, Seana Flood, Artha Jonassaint, Kelly Lacarvis, Guadalupe Mojica, Michaela Myers, Kaylie Yingling and Ramon Liberato. In the category of Consumer Sciences rst place winners were: Jordan Lawlis, Jacqueline Phares, Kaitlyn McKay and Anayeli Montoya. In the categories of Computer Sciences, Earth and Space, Engineering, Environmental, and Mathematics rst place winners were Dylan Ferneau, Ares Hernandez, Michael Muros, April Hogenkamp, Ross Laskey, Rachel Williams, Josey Pearce, Rocky Chauhan, Deven Tedders, Robert Jones, Savannah Goggans and Alyssa Purvus. In the category of Physics, rst place winners were: Raymond Collins, Keirstin Bostwick, Erik Gaitan, Zachary Hudson, Margarita Martinez, Manuel Ramirez, Jarrett Faulkner, Mariah Casanova, Koby Chapman, Ayan Desai, Jennifer Ehrlich, Casandra Franco, Mason Heater, Hunter Mehrer, Jazzmin Mestre and Sebastian Puga. This year, special awards were graciously sponsored by members of our community. Toni Wiersma, from Okeechobee High School, sponsored four $25 awards, to senior division projects demonstrating excellent research skills in the biological sciences. These awards went to: Michael Daniel, Rachel Williams, Aubrie Reister and Jacob McGehee. A $25 cash award, sponsored by Shelly Sickels of Seminole Elementary School, was awarded to Ronnie Knowles for his outstanding junior project in the category of Chemistry. Dr. Nicole Paulson Shields, an OHS graduate and former Science Fair participant at the local and state level, sponsored a $50 cash award to a student in the senior division whose project was innovative and contributing to Medicine and Health. This award went to Lucus Penido. Christopher Paulson, an OHS graduate and former Science Fair participant at the local, state, and international level, sponsored a $50 cash award to a student in the senior division whose project made an outstanding contribution to Engineering. This award went to Ares Hernandez. A $25 Visa gift card, sponsored by an anonymous donor, was awarded to one junior and one senior division student for an outstanding chemistry project. The Senior Division award went to Leticia Soriano-Rois. The Junior Division award went to Guadalupe Mojica. A $50 award, sponsored by an anonymous donor, was awarded to one junior and one senior division student who showed tremendous effort in "doing science" while under less than ideal circumstances. The Senior Division award went to Raymond Collins. The Junior Division award went to Anayeli Montoya. A $25 award, sponsored by Leslie Lundy from the County Of ce, was awarded to one junior and one senior division student for their outstanding Physics projects. The Senior Division award went to Manuel Ramirez. The Junior Division award went to Ayan Desai. The B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens), sponsored a $25 award for a Junior Division student with an outstanding project in the category of Behavior and Social Sciences. This award went to Kailey McCain. Yearling Middle School teachers of Pod 100 sponsored a $25 award to a former Pod 100 student. This award went Krystle Harris. Barbara James, from the Okeechobee County Of ce, sponsored a $25 award to an outstanding Botany project. This award went to Bradley Kirk. Malissa Morgan, from the Okeechobee County School Board, sponsored four $25 awards for outstanding projects in the categories of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. The Senior Division Environmental award went to Ross Laskey. The Junior Division Environmental award went to Robert Jones. The Senior Division Engineering award went to Dylan Ferneau. The Junior Division Engineering award went to Harry Todd. The Florida Water Pollution Control Operations Association selected the following projects for Top Scienti c Honors in the stud y of water as it affects Environmental Science. In the Junior Division, a Merit award of $100 went to Sarah Jansen, and the Top Junior award of $200 went to Adrian Hernandez. In the Senior Division, a merit award of $ 100 went to Rachel Williams, and the Top Senior award of $200 went to April Hogenkamp. The nal awards of the evening were the Best in Show awards. These awards were chosen by the judges from the rst place projects. The Junior Division Best in Show for Biological Sciences went to Mary McGehee. The Junior Division Best in Show for Physical Sciences went to Sebastian Puga. The Senior Division Best in Show for Biological Sciences went to Aubrie Reister. The Senior Division Best in Show for Physical Sciences went to Ryan Daniel. The Okeechobee Science teachers would like to thank Pizza Heaven, Golden Corral, and Domino's for their food donations for the judges. They would also like to thank all o f our administrators, parents, and judges that made the Okeechobee Science Fair possible. For a more detailed story on the Science Fair online, go to Florida.newszap.com. Okeechobee County students compete in Science Fair 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co.7 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 North Stop In For All Your Show Feed & Sullivan Show Supplies!! Give Us A Try! Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE 7 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsBest in Show winners (left to right): Sebastian Puga, Mary McGehee, Ryan Daniel and Aubrie Reister.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 Cane Grinding Festival plannedORTONA—The 34th Annual Cane Grinding Festival, sponsored by the Ortona Fire Department, will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the beautiful oaks at Larry Luckey Ortona Indian Mound Park, with entrance west of Ortona Cemetery on State Road 78 in Glades County. Meals available will include open pit barbecue (chicken or pork) with baked potato, slaw, coffee or tea. Entertainment will be by the Telegraph Creek Band and the Country Rhythm Cloggers. T he festival will include arts and crafts booths, cane grinding and syrup making demonstrations. Bring a chair and a friend and enjoy the day. Meal tickets are $8 in advance, $9 at the gate. Children’s tickets are $4. Tickets are available at the Glades County Manager’s Of ce in the Glades County Courthouse, Whisper Creek R.V. Park and from the Ortona Volunteer Fire Fighters. Vendors who wish to secure arts and crafts space should write or call Teresa Summeralls, 10364 S.R. 78, Moore Haven, FL 33471, 863-675-4001 or 863-673-0530. Booths spaces are available for a $25 donation.Arts of the Inland eventLABELLE—Arts of the Inland is pleased to present the Second Annual Inland Arts Festival at Barron Park in LaBelle on Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Barron Park is located along the Caloosahatchee River on the east side of SR29 at Fort Thompson Road in historic LaBelle. Visual artists, literary artists, and craftsmen will be showcasing their work for sale. All work must be an original creation, giclee or print of the artist. Food vendors will be on-site and performing artists will entertain in the Gazebo throughout the day. For more information go to www. artsoftheinland.com.Seminole Wind Bluegrass FestivalBRIGHTON—The Second Annual Seminole Wind Bluegrass Festival, presented by KD Bass productions, is planned for the Fred Smith Arena at Brighton Seminole Reservation, off State Road 721 in Glades County, Feb. 1-2. For information, call 863467-6039. Performers will include Cody Shuler and Pine Mountain Railroad, Grasstowne, Kickin Grass, Brule, Alecia Nugent, Still House and Keith Bass and the Florida Bluegrass Express.Battle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment set for Feb. 2The Battle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment and Festival, set for Feb. 2 and 3, commemorates the largest and ercest battle of the Second Seminole War. The original battle was fought Christmas Day, 1837. Part of the original battleground has been preserved as a state park on 3500 S.E. 38th Avenue (off U.S. Highway 441 S.E.) in Okeechobee. Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Re-enactments are at 2 p.m. each day. In addition to daily re-enactments of the battle, the twoday festival will include alligator wrestling, a living history camp, artisans, Seminole arts, horse rides for the kids and folk music. Entry is $10 per car. For more information online, go to www.OkeechobeeBattle eld.com, or call 863-763-2121.Top of the Lake Art FestivalThe 2013 Top of the Lake Art and Chalk Walk Festival is scheduled for Feb. 9 and 10 in the Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee. The main event will be a juried ne art show with a competition for student artists. Artists from throughout the state are welcome to participate. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Okeechobee Main Street of ce at 863-357-6246. This year the newest feature will be a “Chalk Walk” which will include street painters using a chalk medium. For additional information and applications contact Bridgette Waldau at bridgette.art@ gmail.com, or go online to www.mainstreetokeechobee.com.Sour Orange Festival in LakeportLAKEPORT—The Lakeport Sour Orange Festival will be held Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lakeport Community Center, 1239 Red Barn Road, off State Road 78 between Moore Haven and Okeechobee. A $1 donation is requested for parking. The festival features the traditional sour orange cookoff. An arts and crafts fair will feature local vendors. Plate lunches available will include a rib dinner. The festival will also feature a quilt show, Mr. and Mrs. Bubbles the Clown, a historical display, a photography display, children’s games, a display b y the Lakeport Fire Department and sour orange pies. Cooks may enter their own original sour orange recipes to win money and ribbons. Judging starts at 10 a.m. For information on the cookoff, call 608-345-1324. For vendor information, call 1-863-227-1074. Festival visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs as seating is limited.Chalo Nitka Festival vendors soughtMOORE HAVEN—March 1 and 2 of 2013 mark the 65th annual Chalo Nitka Festival and Rodeo in Moore Haven. Vendor booth applications for the festival are now available and can be lled out online at www. chalonitka.com. For more information about becoming a vendor, please call 863-946-0300 or email Emily at erigdon@gladescountyedc.com. Area Festival News in Brief Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., w ill host a free family movie night, Friday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. The movie, “Meant to Be” will be shown. It stars Dean Cain and Della Reese and is a powerful pro-life drama. The public is inv ited. 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. St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church Knights of Columbus, on State Road 78 at Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge, w ill host a Mexican Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Take out is available. Westside Christian Church at 8082 S.R. 70 West, will host a revival, featuring Dr. Glenn Bourne on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. The revival will continue on Feb. 3, 4, 5, and 6 at 6 p.m. Dr. Bourne graduated from J ohnson Bible College and is currently in his eighth year of service as preacher for the First Christian Church in Stuart, Fla. Point of Life Fellowship, 15399 E. Highway 78 in Lakeport, will host Evangelist Bennie Jones on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 4 through Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Bennie Jones, an ordained bishop, has been in full time ministry for over three decades. He is a full time evangelist, serving mainly in the U.S. Canada and Mexico. He is also a musician and gospel singer. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 1731 Hunter Rd. is proud to present Simple Faith in concert Sunday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. service. A free will offering will be taken. Everyone is invited. Church of Our Saviour located at 200 N.W. 3rd. St. will hold a Mardi Gras Celebration on Feb. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. The menu will include Shrimp, etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice, lots of wonderful spicy stuff, yellow corn, French bread, French butter and desserts. Bloody Marys and Hurricanes will be available for $3 each. Dinner costs are two for $20 or one for $12. A drawing for a laptop computer will be part of the evening. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. Music will be typical New Orleans jazz; with Satchmo. Pete Fountain, Fats Domino. See you there!! For more information, contact Francee Malone 863-357-1713. Southern Gospel recording artists, The Perrys, will be in concert Sunday Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene located at 425 S.W. 28th St. For more information, please call 863-763-3519. Buckhead Ridge Christian Church 1167 Linda Road behind the Moose Lodge on Highway 78, will have a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. A rea churches plan programs

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Lorida man was arrested following a two-car accident in the 12000 block of S.R. 70 W. after it was determined he had allegedly been drinking. A passenger in the other vehicle was airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce and, according to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) accident report, was in serious condition. An FHP arrest report by Trooper Justin Gitto stated that Alfonso Rivera J r., 18, Underwood Terrace, was arrested on a felony charge of driving under the in uence w ith serious bodily injury. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and two counts of driving under the in uence with property damage. Rivera was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $2,850. According to Trooper Gitto's accident report, the crash occurred at 9:34 p.m. Friday, J an. 25, when the 2006 Chevrolet Impala operated by Rivera ran into the back of a 1996 Ford Windstar minivan. Both vehicles were eastbound at the time of the crash. The force of the impact caused the driver of the vanLeonel Medina-Aveja, 42, Okeechobeeto run off the right side of the highway. The van then struck a barbed wire fence and overturned. A passenger in the vanSara Pineda, 41, Okeechobeewas airlifted from the scene by a trauma helicopter. Trooper Gitto's report added that there w ere three young men, including a 16-yearold teenager, in the car with Rivera but none of them were injured. Rivera reportedly told the trooper that the v an "... came out of nowhere..." then started to slow down and he could not avoid the collision. The trooper's arrest report indicated that several beer bottles were found in Rivera's car and that he admitted to Trooper Gitto he had been drinking beer. When the trooper asked Rivera why he, and not one of his friends, was driving the man reportedly answered: "I was driving because I'm the only one that has a license." The report also indicates that all of those involved in the crash were wearing their seat belts. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 9 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsGlades Electric helps toy driveGlades Electric Charitable Trust was proud to partner with My Aunt’s House for their 2012 Christmas Toy drive with a $500 donation. My Aunt’s House was able to provide families with a wonderful Christmas celebration. Thank you to My Aunt’s House for your caring and generous spirit! Pictured (left to right) Sharon Vinson, Facilitator, Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County, Santa’s Helpers, Angie Hodges, Glades Electric Charitable Trust District #9 and Wendy Watts, My Aunt’s House. Special to the Okeechobee News Do you enjoy going for boat rides, picnicking at state parks, deer hunting or bass shing? Many of Florida's residents and visitors enjoy the state's abundant natural resources. From the crystal clear waters of the Keys, to the vast Everglades to the rolling hills of the Panhandle Florida is a unique and beautiful place. Fishing, hunting, boating and wildlife viewing are multimilliondollar industries in the state. Everyone has a right to enjoy the outdoors, and with that comes a responsibility to protect the outdoors and the people and wildlife in it. FWC of cers have been entrusted with the extra duty of being frontline guardians of these natural resources. They are responsible for "Protecting Paradise" for current and future generations to enjoy. There is a legal and philosophical concept accepted nationwide, referred to as the "Public Trust Doctrine." It is the idea that natural resources are for public use and that the government is charged with maintaining them. The methods to achieve that concept have developed over the years (e.g., the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program), but conservation of cers have always been an integral part of making it a reality. As you are out and about enjoying all Florida has to offer, you'll likely come into contact with some of the 853 FWC of cers across the state. In ful lling your responsibility to protect the "public trust," you can help FWC of cers do their job. Talk to them. FWC of cers are expected to listen to a concern from a boater or a question from a landowner. That helps of cers target their efforts and provide better service. The FWC's Wildlife Alert Reward Program is another great way to help; you can report violators like poachers or people boating under the in uence. Col. Jim Brown leads the FWC's Division of Law Enforcement, and he wants to hear from you too about different issues around the state or interactions with of cers in the eld. You can contact him by visiting MyFWC.com/Contact and selecting "Divisions and Of ces." FWC of cers protecting paradise Alfonso Rivera Jr. Driver in crash charged with DUI

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Ivette Vega won the Most Valuable Player A ward and Thania Liberato took home the Brahman Award at the annual Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman soccer banquet held Friday night at Osceola Middle School. Brooke Snyder won the Most Improved Player Award, Ryan Noel was named Outstanding Defender, and Brianna Nunez won the Offensive Player of the year Award. Okeechobee nished (3-12-2) this year but were more competitive in each match. They also won a district tournament match for the rst time in at least a decade. Coach Sonya Smith said she felt the team made drastic improvement on the eld and played against some very talented teams this y ear that play all year round. She plans to have the team play indoor soccer this summer to ne tune their skills and keep them active and in shape. "We weren't just a team this year. We became more of a family. Everyone got really close and that really helped our team. W e played together and were united," she explained. Smith said the defense was improved and fewer goals were scored against Okeechobee. Her goal keepers, Daniela Mojica and Kailey Hoover combined for 193 saves this y ear. Smith also praised the leadership of three graduating seniors Hoover, Liberato and Snyder. "They are ne young ladies who will truly be missed. They were incredible assets to the team and I know they will do well in their futures," she added. Vega was humble as she accepted the MVP Award. She was praised for always being in the right place and with always giving 100-percent. "I don't think I'm the person who should have won the award because other players did better than me. I did give my all and I'm really happy that I got the award," she added. Vega said she understands the sport of soccer and called soccer her passion. She said she always tried to help out her teammates and do anything she could to make the team better. "The best moments were practices and being with my teammates. We always had a good time. We tried our hardest. Next year I think we will improve and over achieve," she added. Vega had four goals this year and was among the team leaders in assists. Nunez said she felt it was an amazing year because everyone got along, nobody bickered, and everyone owed with the punches be it a win, a loss, or an injury. "The award means a lot because it shows I try hard every game. My goal is to have fun and enjoy it and have a positive attitude," she added. Nunez predicted a lot of the girls will play in the off season, even in their own yards, and that with a new group of freshmen, should improve a lot in 2013. Noel will transfer back to Harmony High School next year but said she leaves behind some great memories of her one year at OHS. She has played soccer for 10 years and really solidi ed the defense with her smarts, aggressive play and leg strength this year. "I was actually really thankful to get this award. I love these girls. I feel so blessed that I actually got to play with them and I will miss them a lot," she said. Noel said the Okeechobee girls have a lot of heart and have the skills to be champions. Liberato plans to attend the University of South Florida and study criminal justice. Her career goal is to become a lawyer or police detective. She said the Brahman Award made her feel proud and made her think she accomplished something. "I was always there for my team and the coach noticed. I tried to stand out and be outstanding this year. I'm really proud that we improved our record. The team worked together and we accomplished something," she added. First year letters were given to Jennifer Rosas, Daniela Mojica, Alicia Santos, Lisvett Vega, and Jeri Sharpe. Sophomores honored were Ryan Noel, Jackie Barrera, Hannah Raulerson, Maria Ruiz, and Emilse Serrano. Juniors honored included Cariss a Licata, Selina Sanchez, Kelsey Jarriel, Lind a Betancourt, Ivette Vega, and Brianna Nunez. Seniors honored included Brooke Snyder, Kailey Hoover, and Thania Liberato. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 10 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 Lady Brahman soccer team honored at banquet Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyIvette Vega (center) was honored as the team Most Valuable Player for 20122013 at the Lady Brahman Soccer Banquet held last Friday. She is anked by assistant coach Dawn Fox (left) and head coach Sonya Smith (right). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBrahman Award winner Thania Liberato was honored at the Lady Brahman soccer banquet held last Friday at Osceola Middle School. She is joined by assistant coach Dawn Fox (left) and head coach Sonya Smith (right).

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? 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 A s most people know, the Super Bowl matchup has been set. On February 3rd, the Baltimore Ravens will take on the San Francisco 49ers. There are several storylines including the Harbaugh brothers and Ray Lewis last game. A nother storyline surrounds Terrel Suggs, a defense end for the Ravens who tore his Achilles tendon in off-season workouts last summer. He returned to the team midseason, after surgical repair of the tendon and extensive rehab. This is an example of the advancements that have been made in surgical technique and rehab, as this injury may have kept him out for an entire year just “ve y ears ago. The Achilles tendon is the tendon on the back of the ankle that is responsible for pushing the ball of the foot down. It is the largest, thickest tendon in the body. It is also responsible for pulling the most amount of weight of any tendon in the body. A rupture of the tendon requires a signi“cant amount of force accompanied by a lack of elasticity of the tendon. The majority of Achilles tendon ruptures occur in men after the age of 40. Tendon ruptures in all people (athletes or not) usually require surgical repair, and a signi“cant amount of rehab. It is important to remember to stretch before any athletic activities to prevent injuries. At Florida Foot Specialist, we treat all problems with the foot and ankle. There are a wide range of problems that affect the foot and ankle. These can range from orthopedic problems such as Achilles tendon ruptures to neurologic problem i.e. neuropathy. A large number of our patients are diabetic, due to the numerous complications that accompany diabetes. We also deal with fungal infections of the nails and feet, as well as vascular disorders that can cause long-term problems with the foot and ankle. We are also a full-service surgical practice. We perform several minimally invasive surgeries to treat a wide range of problems. If you currently have any problem in your feet or ankles make an appointment to see us in the of“ce today. Delaying treatment can increase the problem and require more extensive treatment. CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Dr. ShariffDr. Roberts Florida Foot Specialist Your Neighborhood Foot & Ankle Specialist 11 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Jan. 25: Emilio Borja, Michaela Suthard, Angel Trejo, Yulissa Torres, Alicia Hilario, Tatiyanna Ramirez, Michael Edwards, Vilma Mungaray, Xavier Hernandez, Alejandro Delgado, Victor Bucio, Erik Roman, Dairyn Alvarado, Jose Monrroy, Shalondra Santos, Jannet Sanchez, Savannah Deel, Adan Garcia, Jenaya Cason, Anabella Cardoso, Maria Alice Calais, Madison Chaplin, Alfredo Gomez Jr., Adeline Garcia, Natalia Contreres, Karina Prado-Salazar, Brooke Wolf, Audrey Jackson and Daisy Baltazar. Special to the Okeechobee News

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Look for the next edition on February 15th ORTHOPAEDICS Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Most insurances and Medicare are accepted.Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Orthopaedic Surgeon Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in Okeechobee 1924 Hwy 441 N. | Okeechobee, FL 34972 | 863-357-0540 12 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Okeechobee junior varsity w restling squad nished third at their home tournament held on Jan. 19. Kissimmee Osceola took rst place and Riverdale nished in second place. For Okeechobee Chris Lutjen nished third in the 113 pound division, Ben Levins took fourth place in the 145 pound weight class, Erik Gaitan won the 170 pound division and Cory Vickers took home rst place at 220 pounds. Coach Robert Olive said he felt the tournament ran smoothly and several wrestlers gave strong performances, “The turnout was great and many of the top teams in the state came w ith the junior varsity teams. A few of our J V wrestlers got their rst win of the year and that was very emotional for them.”  The Brahman wrestling team competed well in the John Raich Memorial Tournament in Jupiter on Friday. It is considered one of the toughest wrestling tournaments in the state each year. Okeechobee still did well as they nished 11th out of 32 teams. Edwin Robles took third place at 195 pounds and Cory Vickers took sixth place at 220 pounds. Many highly ranked wrestlers took part in the tournament. 12 wrestlers from Okeechobee quali ed for the second day of wrestling on Saturday. The wrestling team competes in the district tournament at Jensen Beach on Friday.  The Okeechobee High School weight lifting team had an off day as they nished in a tie for 10th place at the District 9 weight lifting championships last Saturday in Stuart. Christina Tinajero was the only Brahman to qualify for the state weight lifting championships to be held on Feb. 9, in Kissimmee. Eddie Neal led four Brahmans in double gures as Okeechobee defeated Lake Placid 71-63 in high school boys basketball action last Friday. Okeechobee (7-15) also got 15 points from Brendon Jonassaint, 14 points from Phil Jones and 10 points from Sylvester Butler. Anfernee Munnings scored a game high 30 points for Lake Placid. Coach Shawn Hays said it was a tough game for his team as Lake Placid really came to play, “We played pretty well in the rst half but in the second half we stopped doing some of the things that got us the lead. Lake Placid played good defense and we rushed our shots.” Hays said he was pleased overall with the play of his team as they grabbed the early lead and were able to hold it throughout the game. Okeechobee nishes their regular season with three games this week. Tuesday night the team celebrated senior night against Jensen Beach and on Thursday will host Lake Worth.  The Brahman boys soccer team lost the District 15-3A championship game against Boynton Beach 3-0 on Friday night, and will play on the road Wednesday night in the regional quarter nal. Okeechobee’s opponent is the champion of District 16-3A Plantation American Heritage, who nished the regular season at (16-3).  The City of Okeechobee Police Auxiliary will sponsor the Sgt. Thomas Tarner Scholarship Golf tournament on Feb. 9 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Golf, 18 holes with a cart, luncheon, and numerous prizes for rst, second, closest to the pin, etc. will be offered for just $50 per person. Company sponsorships and special golf programs are available. For more information, call Bill Casian at 863-697-0211 or e-mail at pepper@strato.net.  The Young Farmer and Ranch Fifth Annual 3-D Archery Shoot will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at 4351 U.S. Hwy. 441, in North Okeechobee. All proceeds go to support the Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarship Program. There will be 20 targets, (2 rounds). Scoring will be on an individual basis. Cost is $25 per person. Children under 10 will be $15. Non-shooters pay $5 for lunch. Target sponsorships are $100 per station for business name or individual name to appear at one station. Vendors will be on site to showcase new products. The event will feature donation drawings and awards for each class of shooters. Tim Craig of Okeechobee Farm Bureau is the event organizer with help from the Farm Bureau Staff. For more information, please contact Okeechobee Count y Farm Bureau at 863-763-3101. Shoot participation is limited, register early!  OCRA will hold baseball/softball sign ups the rst three Saturdays in February. Sign up on Feb. 2, 9 and 16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the score tower at the Sports Complex. All children ages 4 thru 14 can sign up. The fee is $80 per child and a cop y of the birth certi cate is needed. For more information, call 863-634-0515. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Golf Scores for Jan. 25 were: rst place, Vern Johnson; second place Howard Shelkie; third place, Lamar Birdashaw; fourth place, Jim Nor k; fth place tie, Chuc k Groves and Ron Smet. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY 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 30, 2013

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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 SalesCommunity-Yard Sale Hi-LO Acres, 2mi off 710 6125, 6105, 6375 SE 30th Pkwy, Fri. 2/1 & Sat 2/2 8:00am till 3:00pm Lots of Everything!!! SEMINOLE COVE BIG FLEA MARKET FEB. 2ND, 7AM-2PM BREAKFAST, LUNCH AVAILABLE, ARTS, CRAFTS, COLLECTIBLES, HOUSEHOLD, JEWELRY, BAKED GOODIES. OFF 32ND ST AND SW 16TH AVE. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 YARD SALE 3036 SE 20TH CT. TREASURE ISLAND, THUR. 31st & FRI. FEB. 1st, 9AM-1PM, MISC. ITEMS PersonalsODD FELLOWS MEET ME ON THE 7th OF FEB. AT THE LODGE ON THE LAKE AT 7 PM. YANKEE Caring,Sharing Gentleman,Fisherman Seeks Sharing Single Lady to Share Fishing and all Happiness in Life. Lets Talk:PO Box 2059 Okeechobee, Fl. 34973 or Call 719-966-9181 ServicesGolf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 AIR 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! Employment Full Time 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! Employment Full Time Business OpportunitiesBUSY CONCESSION Stand/Restaurant for Lease at a local business. Weekends Only MUST have Restaurant experience. Please call (863) 634-5818 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. BookkeepingFor the Self Employed. Daily/Weekly; Monthly/Quarterly & prep. for your Accountant. Located in Okeechobee. References Available. Call Laura (772)260-4792 Barns Sheds & L awn ItemsFOR SALE 1 Aluminum Shed 6x8. asking $400.00 Call 765-430-1775 Buildings & Sheds Car Trailer Shed full of 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 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 Wanted to buy, Outboard Boat Motor 40-95 hp. & Adult Horse Saddle, good condition. Call 217-412-5484 Farm Feed/ ProductsHAY Jiggs Bermuda. Weed Free and Fertilized. Square Bales and Round Bales. Delivery Available. Call For More Information. (863)228-0580 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 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. ApartmentsGOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN OKEECHOBEE AT THE TANGLEWOOD APARTMENTS MUST MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE CALL 863-467-2079. TTY 1-800-233-6694. 2BR/1BA Duplex in Town. $625.00 mo. $625.00 Security No Smoking No Pets, w/d hook up, Background check required Call (352)528-4795 and leave message. Apartments For Rent 1 Bedroom for $510 mo., 3 Bedroom for $600 mo. and RV spots for $175 mo. No Money No Call 561-386-5636or 561-968-2083 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 3BR, 2BA, New cent. A/H, washer/dryer included, large screened porch, shed, huge corner waterfront lot. Excellent condition and very clean! $975.00. Jeanne 561-312-8471 Kings Bay 2br 1 ba, 1 car att gar., lndry rm. lawn mowing, pool, tennis ct incld. $900. mth Home Realty Services LLC 863-801-4498. Apartments Houses RentBeautiful, Clean 3bd/2.5ba In the Oaks. Near Blue Heron Gol f Course, Double car garage, screened patio, 2,500 sq. ft. under roof, a/c, sprinkler system, appliances, large yard, Oak and Palm trees, Quiet Street, $1,250.00 mo. plus security. Call 519-746-4844/ 863-467-8559 or e-mail d.mcara@hotmail.com OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. Treasure Island 3 br. 1 ba. Duplex. Remodeled, new appliances, tiled oors, fenced yard & shed. Shared laundry. $950. mo. incld’s Water, Elec. & mowing. Home Realty Services, LLC. Broker Diane Dangremond. 863-801-4498. 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 14 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

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Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 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 OKEECHOBEE 2br./2 ba. Palm Creek waterfront home, Lake access. Gated Comm. Owner nancing. Possible option to rent. 863-532-0273. OKEECHOBEE 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 Land SaleDIXIE RANCH ACRES 1.5 ACRES, $700.00 DOWN, OWNER FINANCING CALL FOR MORE INFO 863-824-0944 Lots SaleLot For Sale Treasure Island SE 25th Street Mobile Home Ready $10,000.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 SILVER PALMS RV RESORT. 2 LOTS,PROFESSIONALLY LANDSCAPED,EXTENDED PAVERS, IRRIGATION&WELL. LOT#33 WATER FRONT CABANA W/KITCHEN/LAUNDRY $94,000. 2012 FIFTH WHEEL ALSO AVAIL FOR INFO CALL 703-216-2194 LOT#14 W/10X10 CABANA $72,000 CALL 229-310-0398 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Waterfront PropertyFOR SALE 1 Acre+ Newly renovated duplex on Rim Canal between 15A and 15B,New Dock 20x30,RV Hook-up $79,500 will consider cash offers or partial nancing.561-853-6669 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 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 HomeSale2/1 MH 80x100, Lot on canal, carport, patio frt&bk, shed, Fla. Room, boat house, furnished, Lake access. Call 315-783-5005 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. Older Single Wide in 55+ Park, w/screened room, porch and dock on Taylor Creek. 1/2 mile from Walmart $7,000. Call 828-208-0980 PINE RIDGE PARK LARGE CORNER LOT WITH 1 BEDROOM/1 BATH MOBILE HOME SEPTIC TANK & WELL. $14,000.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 TOWN AND COUNTRY 2 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATH, FLORIDA ROOM, COVERED CARPORT, ATTACHED WORKSHED. REMODELED KITCHEN/BATHS, W/D, C/A/H LOT 51A $17,000 O.B.O. MUST SELL 904-755-2775 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads BoatsBayliner Classic 25’ Cabin Cruiser. Exc cond. New motor professionally installed. New alum trailer. Serious illness forces sale $11,500. 863-824-0801 or cell 561-386-7756. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 RV Space RentTHE PLACE TO BE!! Big O RV Resort Weekly/monthly/seasonal Dble wide concrete Landscaped pads Huge clubhouse Recreation hall Fun activities Friendly people www.bigorvpark.com Call Ken (716)240-0689 Fifth Wheels2012 Road King 5th Wheel 44 ft, 2bd/2ba 4 slide outs, all options must see! $35,000 o.b.o Call 941-894-5219 Motorcycles2005 Harley Davidson Sportster, 4,600 miles, red, excellent condition, $4,000 o.b.o call 863-467-8559 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 Pickup TrucksPick-up/Boat Combo, 2000 Ford Ranger 118K and 2006 Lundy Alum. Bass boat 17ft,50 Evenrude E Tech, Trolling Motor, Fish Finder Both $7,500 o.b.o. Call 863-610-0421 Pickup TrucksFor SaleVery Nice Show Truck/Hot Rod. 1989 Chevrolet with 454 cu. in. Must See This GORGEOUS Custom Built Beauty! Asking $12,000.00 (863)357-7409 or (863)447-0616 Public Notice Request For Bid Jerdik Road Water Main Relocation The Board of Directors of Lakeport Water Association will be accepting sealed bids for the Jerdik Road project which consists of relocating approximately 400’ of 6” water line done mostly by directional boring with approximately 100’ of 2” directional bore to replace water services. For a copy of plans for this project, contact the project engineer listed below. There is a charge of $20.00 per set or electronic transfer is free of charge.Bids will be accepted until noon on February 15, 2013 at Lakeport Water Association, 1057 Red Barn Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471. Any questions contact:Steve Dobbs, Project Engineer sdobbsgstevedobbsengineering.com 863-824-7644 Jeff Ussery, Utility Director 863-946-1300 434315 GCD 1/17,24,31 ON 1/16,23,30/2013 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its preparation of a draft permit for J.M. Larson, Barn #4, to be issued to J.M. Larson, Inc, The proposed permit authorizes the operation of the waste management system in accordance with the approved Nutrient Management Plan, which also limits the herd size and management practices. The permit will also provide coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as delegated to the state by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The dairy is located at 22900 NE 48th Ave., Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The Department has assigned permit application le number FLA190560-003-1W4A to the project. Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit of the Department or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Greg Kennedy, FDEP Southeast District, 400 North Congress Avenue, 3rd Floor, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, in accordance with rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the Of ce within 30 days of publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information: (a) The commenter’s name, address, and telephone number, the applicant’s name and address, the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or proposed action was received; (c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the nal decision; (d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modi cation of the Department action or proposed action; and (e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested. If a public meeting is scheduled the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting, If a public meeting is held any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the meeting on the Department proposed action. As a result of signi cant public comment the Department nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit. The permit application le and supporting data arc available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the DEP Southeast District of ce, 400 North Congress Avenue, 3rd Floor. West Palm Beach, FL 33401, Tel. (561) 681-6600. 435588 ON 1/30/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2009 CA 000551 CitiMortgage, Inc. Plaintiff, -VS.Ronald G. Williams a/k/a Ronnie G. Williams and Tina M. Williams, His Wife Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 000551 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff and Ronald G. Williams a/k/a Ronnie G. Williams and Tina 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 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 9 AND THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF LOT 8, BLOCK 6, REVISED PLAT OF WILCOX SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST 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 o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 432567 ON 1/30;2/6/2013 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 15 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013IN 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 Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 432456 on 1/23,30/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-788 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, VS. ROBERT DIAZ, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009CA-788 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 27th day of February, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, towit: Parcel 34, BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 34, Public Records of Okeechobee 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 County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 4th da y of December 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 432565 ON 1/30;2/6/2013 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10000101CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-FXD2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007FXD2 Plaintiff VS. JUDSON SHURLEY AKA JUDSON M. SHURLEY, ET AL, ET AL. Defendant NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 29th day of November, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10000101 CA, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00A.M. on the 27th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, BEAR S 88 DEGREES 54’41” W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20 TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE CENTERLINE OF S.W. 19TH AVENUE, A DISTANCE OF 329.39 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE S 8 DEGREES 54’41” W ALONG THE SAID NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, A DISTANCE OF 330.09 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 88 DEGREES 57’07” W ALONG THE SAID NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, A DISTANCE OF 329.32 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 01 DEGREES 16’26” E TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY TINE OF S.W. 3RD STREET, A DISTANCE OF 360.91 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 01 DEGREES 16’26” E TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, A DISTANCE OF 300.09 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 88 DEGREES 58’15” W TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 01 DEGREES 16’26” W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, A DISTANCE OF 146.98 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 87 DEGREES 25’44” E, A DISTANCE OF 280.74 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 01 DEGREES 18’42” W TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EXTENSION OF THE SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF S.W. 3RD STREET, A DISTANCE OF 170.66 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 88 DEGREES 52’ 15” E ALONG THE SAID EXTENSION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF S.W. 3RD STREET, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT 70.00 FEET IN WIDTH, FOR PURPOSES OF INGRESS AND EGRESS, IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING 35.00 FEET ON EACH SIDE OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, BEAR S 88 DEGREES 54’41” W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20 TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE CENTERLINE OF S.W. 19TH AVENUE, A DISTANCE OF 329.39 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 00 DEGREES 28’25” E ALONG THE SAID CENTERLINE OF S.W. 19TH AVENUE TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE CENTERLINE OF S.W. 3RD STREET, A DISTANCE OF 325.93 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 88 DEGREES 55’54” W ALONG THE SAID CENTERLINE OF S.W. 3RD STREET, A DISTANCE OF 654.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 88 DEGREES 55’ 54” W ALONG THE EXTENSION OF THE CENTERLINE OF S.W. 3RD STREET, A DISTANCE OF 50.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Dated this 4th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 432590 ON 1/30;2/6/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19Th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472008CA000400CAXXXX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-R9, Plaintiff, VS. JOANNE A. STEWART; RUSSELL P. STEWART; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HOWARD PINDER A/K/A HOWARD G. PINDER III; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS 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 29th day of November, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472008CA000400CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET-BACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-R9 is the Plaintiff and JOANNE A. STEWART; RUSSELL P. STEWART; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HOWARD PINDER A/K/A HOWARD G. PINDER III N/K/A KATHY PINDER; 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 27th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION Pinder & Whittaker & Puterbaugh A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17; THENCE N 0041’06” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 3433.40 FEET, TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 347, PAGE 635, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 8918’54” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET; THENCE S 0041’06” W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 1.23 FEET, TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 285, PAGE 631, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 8918’54” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET, TO THE EAST LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 285, PAGE 779, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 0041’06” W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 658.77 FEET, TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 285, PAGE 779; THENCE N 8918’54” W, A DISTANCE OF 364.75, TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE PLAT OF CEDAR II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 30, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 0041’06” W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID PLAT, A DISTANCE OF 499.26 FEET THENCE N 8918’54” W A DISTANCE OF 257,00 FEET; THENCE N 0104’46” E A DISTANCE OF 88.00 FEET; THENCE S 8918’54” E, A DISTANCE OF 186.40 FEET; THENCE N 0041’06” E, A DISTANCE OF 436.86 FEET, TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 366, PAGE 1138, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 8823’51” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS AND THE NORTH LINE OF LOTS 18A AND 19A, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 755.90 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 440, PAGE 1549; THENCE N 0104’26” E, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 946.02 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EASTERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NE 11TH STREET; THENCE S 8824’13” E, ALONG SAID EASTERLY EXTENSION OF SE 11TH STREET, A DISTANCE OF 1073.94 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EASTERLY LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 415, PAGE 1211, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 4021’53” E, ALONG SAID EASTERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 168.00 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 27.032 ACRES, MORE OR LESS TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING: A PARCEL OF LAND 66.00 FEET IN WIDTH AND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17; THENCE N 0041’06” E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 3433.40 FEET, TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 347, PAGE 635, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 8918’54” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET; THENCE S 0041’06” W, ALONG THE WEST LINEOF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCEOF 1.23 FEET, TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 285, PAGE 631, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 8918’54” W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET, TO THE EAST LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 285, PAGE 779, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 0041’06” E, ALONG SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 181.16 FEET, TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 285, PAGE 779; THENCE N 4021’53” W, ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 415, PAGE 1211, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 168.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EASTERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NE 11TH STREET AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N 8824’13” W, ALONG SAID EASTERLY EXTENSION, A DISTANCE OF 1484.42 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE EAST LINE OF LOT 20B. FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION THENCE N 0120’06” E, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY EXTENSION, A DISTANCE OF 66.00 FEET, TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 20B; THENCE S 8824’13” E, A DISTANCE OF 1425.42 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID EASTERLY LINE OF O.R. BOOK 415, PAGE 1211; THENCE S 4021’53” E, ALONG SAID EASTERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 88.76 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 0478, PAGE 1778, 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 kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu saa, 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 part 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 11th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 433404 ON 1/30;2/6/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472009CA000471XXXXXX US BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION A S TRUSTEE FOR SASCO AAMES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2003-1, Plaintiff, V S. JOAN CRAWFORD et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000471XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein US BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO AAMES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2003-1 is Plaintiff and JOAN CRAWFORD; CHARLES CRAWFORD; STEWART M. SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury A ssembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on 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 NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-4 Plaintiff, vs. YVONNE 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 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, 16 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013the 27th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 20, IN BLOCK 52, OF CONNERS HIGHLANDS AN ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEEFLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on December 4, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 432594 ON 1/30;2/6/2013 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 o f t h e li s pe n de n s, m ust l e 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 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. 433325 ON 1/23,30/2013 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 ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and JUAN W. 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 68TH 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 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. 433309 ON 1/23,30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 08-CA-89 INDYMAC BANK, FSB Plaintiff, v. MYRNA RAVELO; 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; SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29th, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 08-CA-89 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 27th day o f February, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,. Okeechobee, Florida 34972, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 22 IN SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 00007 PAGE 0061, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 3rd day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 432564 ON 1/30;2/6/2013 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice IN 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 COUNT RYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff(s), vs. A NTONIO 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 A NTONIO 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 AFT ER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER T HE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED T O 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, 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 711.433400 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.: 47-2010-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, TOWNSHIP 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 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-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 THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on FEBRUARY 15, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1995 CHEVY BLAZER VIN #1GNCS13W5S2247669 2000 BUICK LESABRE VIN #1G4HR54K7YU226327 2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING VIN #1C3EL65U91N734799 1997 JEEP CHEROKEE VIN #1J4FJ78S8VL554358 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 435589 ON 1/30/2013 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 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 1/23,30/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000840 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. JENNIFER L. HERBST; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER L. HERBST; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant(s), who (is/are) not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: Lots 3 and 4, Block 29, Subdivision of a Portion of Okeechobee Park, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 28, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. a/k/a 2242 NW 4TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at public sale on February 27, 2013, at eleven o’clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 4th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 faxIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 432568 ON 1/30;2/6/2013 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Berger Insurance Services Under which we expect to engage in business at: 800 South Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are:Berger Insurance Associates, LLCDated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this the 28th day of January, 2013. BY: Jeff Polivchak 435680 ON 1/30/2013 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000062 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, 17 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013POINT 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 Attorney 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 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 CHASEDIRECT-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 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. 430136 ON 1/23,30/2013 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Turkish title 5 Dept. of Labor agency 9 Isnt serious 14 Aloof 15 Lovey-dovey exchange 16 Ready for use 17 Abdominoplasty, familiarly 19 Salad dressing restriction 20 One at the top of the board 21 Evil intent 22 Hearing aid? 23 Pepto-Bismol target 26 General __ Chicken 28 Poet who wrote of the wasp, I distrust his waspitalityŽ 29 Envy, e.g. 30 Self-help guru Deepak 33 Sandras SpeedŽ co-star 36 Bourgeois 39 Anklebone 40 More than interest 43 Chefs phrase 46 Parts of the hip 48 From square one 49 Lint receptacle? 54 Jeanne dArc, e.g.: Abbr. 55 Nimbi 56 Enjoys surreptitiously, as a smoke 58 La Scala production 59 Easy A (or where to learn about this puzzles theme?) 62 Loses ones temper 63 Fifth color of el espectro 64 Stopped working 65 Surgical tube 66 Salad, at times 67 __-bitty DOWN 1 Tread the boards 2 European stew 3 Where school attendance is usually taken 4 __ mater 5 Hawaiis main islands,Ž e.g. 6 Become disenchanted with 7 Ad __ 8 Inquire 9 Syndicated columnist Goldberg 10 First name on an historic WWII bomber 11 Zenos followers 12 Meditative martial art 13 Bad temper 18 NFL rushing units 21 1960s Borgnine sitcom role 22 List-ending letters 24 Succeeds 25 Just __!Ž: Be right there!Ž 27 Polish partner 31 Dietary guideline letters 32 Talks off the cuff 34 Tandoori bread 35 Org. that stages an annual June open 37 Doozy 38 Classical language of India 41 Prepares 42 Maa, in BabeŽ 43 Detests 44 Show enthusiasm for, as an opportunity 45 Purport 47 Available for siring 50 Actress Sophia 51 You often get a rise out of it 52 Frre of a mre or pre 53 Classical beginning 57 Autobahn auto 59 57-Down filler 60 Israeli weapon 61 Big name in ice cream By Donna S. Levin (c)2011TribuneMediaServicesInc 06/01/11 06/01/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Plaintiff, VS. ALFONSO ARANA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2010-CA-000062 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and ALFONSO ARANA; TERESA ARANA; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA BY ITS BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS THROUGH ITS STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) HOUSING REHABILITATION AND PURCHASE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS; TENANT #1 N/K/A ALEXANDER ARANA 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 27th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 13 IN BLOCK 9, BASSWOOD UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 3722 NW 20TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349721Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of 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 4, 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 F 10002847 CHASEDIRECT-FHA-Team 6 F 10002847 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules o f Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs an 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 432571 ON 1/30;2/6/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Jesse Colberto O’Neill, 39, N.W. 20th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 24 by Deputy Paul Jackson on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Randy Ammons, 50, N/W. 42nd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 25 by Deputy Steven Pollock on felony charges of grand theft and burglary of an unoccupied structure. His bond was set at $30,000.  Magin Cardenas, 25, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 25 by Deputy Steven Pollock on felony charges of grand theft and giving false information to a secondhand metal recycler, and a misdemeanor charge of trespassing. His bond was set at $6,000.  Willard L. Bischoff, 57, S.E. Manth Lane, Port St. Lucie, was arrested Jan. 25 by Deputy Steven Pollock on felony charges of grand theft and burglary of an unoccupied structure. His bond was set at $5,000.  Dawna Lashay Hopewell, 30, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 25 by Deputy Steven Pollock on felony charges of grand theft and giving false information to a secondhand metal recycler, and a misdemeanor charge of trespassing. Her bond was set at $8,500.  Alexandro Mojica, 19, N.W. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 25 by Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief on a felony charge of introduction of contraband into a detention facility. He was released on his own recognizance.  Paul Warren Cox, 32, N. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 25 by Of cer Belen Reyna on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. His bond was set at $20,000.  David Lee Thomas, 21, N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 26 by Of cer Belen Reyna on a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $10,000.  Michael Edward Marshall Jr. 38, S.E. Eighth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 26 by Deputy Cpl. Michael Hazellief on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanors of driving under the in uence and contempt of court. He is being held without bond.  Fresbindo Eligio Rendon, 48, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 27 by Deputy Justin Akins on a Pasco Count y warrant charging him with the misdemeanors of violation of probation disorderly conduct, violation of probation driving under the in uence and violation of probation no valid driver’s license. His bond was set at $5,000.  Jose Lemos Rosales, 24, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 27 by Of cer Kelley Margerum on a felony charge of criminal use o f personal identi cation and misdemeanor charges of giving a false name while arrested and no valid driver’s license. His bond was set at $7,000.  John Marshall Crane, 46, N.E. 18th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 28 b y Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation fraud. He was released on his own recognizance. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. 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 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days 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 T ampa, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000125 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. F/K/A NORWEST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. CHRISTOPHER W. MERRITT; BRENDA A. MERRITT; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant(s), who (is/are) not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; ONYX ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOT 4 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 5, BLOCK 8, SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1006 SW 2ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 at public sale on February 27, 2013, 2013, at eleven o’clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to the IN 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 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. 433022 ON 1/23,30/2013 18 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 4th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 faxIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 432570 ON 1/30;2/6/2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 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) 863-623-4443 Okeechobee Arrest Report OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATIONSASSAULT  1000 block of N.E. 30th Ave.  800 block of N.E. 14th Ave.  2200 block of N.W. Ninth Ave.  400 block of U.S. 98 N.  1700 block of U.S. 441 S. BURGLARY  4100 block of U.S. 441 S.  2500 block of N.W. Fourth St.  800 block of N.E. 14th Ave.  N.E. 272nd St. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF  17600 block of N.W. 33rd Trail  400 block of N.E. 131st Lane FRAUD  500 block of N.W. Fourth St. THEFT  5100 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  2300 block of S.E. 25th Drive  2100 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (vehicle)  5400 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (vehicle)  2200 block of S.W. 28th St.  4400 block of S.E. 22nd Court  2600 block of S.E. 30th St.  S.E. 30th Lane  1500 block of N.E. 208th St.  3200 block of U.S. 441 S.  18100 block of U.S. 441 N.  2500 block of N.W. 53rd Terrace  6500 block of E. Center St. OCSO Investigations

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19 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 Now Available Onlinespecialsections.newszap.comor pick up a copy at our o ce or area businesses Okeechobee Health and Safety Expo 2013 Okeechobee News/ Tamara Kelly Okeechobee Blood Round Up volunteers were at the health expo with the Big Red Bus and a booth with information about blood donation. Okeechobee News/ Tamara Kelly The Okeechobee Health and Safety Expo, held Jan. 26 at the Okeechobee AgriCivic Center, included a “walk down memory lane” tribute to Doctor Fred Brown featuring photos of some of his many patients.. Okeechobee News/ Tamara Kelly Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. passed out goodie bags lled with informational booklets and pencils at the health expo on Saturday. Okeechobee News/ Tamara Kelly The Girl Scouts booth featured information on the Troop as well as delicious Girl Scout cookies. Okeechobee News/ Tamara Kelly Raulerson Hospital nurses were ready to answer medical questions and handed out informational pamphlets. Okeechobee News/ Tamara Kelly Brennan Eyecare representatives provided information on how to keep your eyes healthy. Okeechobee News/ Tamara Kelly The “walk down memory lane” booths were popular with many visitors to the expo.

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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 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! 20 Okeechobee News January 30, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee New University of Florida junior Jonathon Crawford, of Okeechobee, was named to the 2013 Preseason All-America Team announced by Perfect Game on Monday. Chosen to the organization’s second team, the right-hander excelled for the 2012 USA College National Team last summer, going 3-0 w ith a 2.10 earned run average, highlighted by a pair of victories over powerhouse Havana in Cuba. He had previously been named a third-team Preseason All-American by Louisville Slugger in December. After pitching just 3.2 innings as a freshman at UF, Crawford made 19 appearances and 14 starts during his sophomore campaign as the Gators reached the NCAA College World Series for the third straight year. The righty had a 6-2 mark with a 3.13 ERA and tied for second on the squad with 73 strikeouts in 77.2 innings. In the opening round of the NCAA Gainesville Regional on June 1, Crawford became the rst Gator hurler to register a completegame, no-hitter since John Burke accomplished the feat in a 2-0 shutout of Furman on May 23, 1991. That was the club’s opener in the NCAA East Regional held at McKethan Stadium. Florida’s last combined no-hitter had occurred on March 19, 1993, when the duo of Doug Brennan (7.0) and Chris Nelson (2.0) defeated Pace, 16-0. Crawford, whose previous career-high stint was six innings against LSU on April 6, went the distance on 98 pitches (70 of them strikes) and faced the minimum of 27 batters en route to the 4-0 shutout of the Wildcats. He became just the seventh pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the NCAA Championship and was the rst since Burke. Crawford defeated Auburn in UF’s SEC Tournament opener in Hoover, Ala., establishing a career high with nine strikeouts over 5.2 innings, and claimed the series opener at Tennessee on April 13. He red six scoreless frames to help the Gators even the series with seventh-ranked LSU and also collected victories over Vanderbilt (5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 6 K) and No. 19 UCF (5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 K). Last season, Florida was awarded the top national seed in the NCAA Tournament, its fourth-straight year within the Top-8 seeds, and became one of two programs to advance to the CWS in the last three campaigns. Head coach Kevin O’Sullivan’s club swept the NCAA Gainesville Regional with victories over Bethune-Cookman (4-0) and Georgia Tech (6-2, 15-3) and then defeated NC State twice (7-1, 9-8) in the Gainesville Super Regional to advance to the College World Series for the eighth time in school history (1988, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012). The Gators nished with an overall record of 47-20 and have collected 100 wins in the last two seasons. Florida will open its season with a threegame series against Duke beginning on Friday, Feb. 15. Season tickets can be purchased online at www.GatorZone.com / tickets or by calling the Gator Ticket Of ce at 1-800-34-GATOR from 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Crawford earns preseason All-American honors Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents of the WeekCentral Elementary School would like to congratulate the Students of the Week for Jan. 22-25. Marissa Willcuts, Ricardo Garcia, Alyssa Bottari, Bryan Guzman-Portillo, Andres Gomez, Santiago Urvina, Skylar Anderson, Michalyn Salas, Gaury Duran, Ingrid Coreas, Balin DeVore, Laurel Hunter, Jeremiah Johnson, Chad Thomas, Emery Soto, Yasmine Espinoza, Yuritzel Diaz, Janessa Whidden, Pedro Estrada, Emanuel Ramirez, Melissa Mojica, Ja’Bria Brinkley, Lynndsy Johnson, Georgia Harris, Yuliana Licea, Shelby Sumner, Austin Suarez, Faith Caldwell and Khamari Jones. American Legion Post 64 opens Sunday night bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night Bingo beginning on Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public.