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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 02-20-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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14.42 feetLast Year: 13.12 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A wheelchair-bound Okeechobee man wa s killed and a bicyclist was seriously injured whe n they reportedly entered the path of an oncomin g van on U.S. 441 North at its intersection with N.W Seventh St. A Florida Highway Patrol report indicates tha t Norman J. Trimnal, 56, was dead at the scene The bicyclist—Tiffany J. Bar eld, 29, of Okeecho bee—was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medica l Center in Fort Pierce and is in serious condition added the report. FHP Trooper W. Dorestan stated in the repor t that Mr. Trimnal, who was in a motorized wheel chair, and Ms. Bar eld were attempting to cros s the four-lane highway around 7:05 p.m. Sunday Feb. 17. According to the trooper’s report Mr Trimnal and Ms. Bar eld were both struck by th e left front of the van, which was southbound an d in the outside lane of the highway. The 2003 E-350 Ford van was reportedly bein g driven by Fidencio Carrillo, 51, of Okeechobee There were six passengers in the van. None o f them were injured, added the report. Pedestrian i n wheelchair dies in crash Wednesday, February 20, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 22 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Rehabilitated bald eagle nds new home Page 12 OHS softball team beats Martin County ... Page 24 Fleeing deputies, man crashes truck; vehicle lands in canal with children insideBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held without bond after being accused of killing a Stuart man by shooting him in the head. Randy Lewis Simmons, 36, N.W. 144th Trail, was arrested Saturday, Feb. 16, on felony charges of second degree murder and eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer. He is being held in the Martin County Jail. Simmons is accused of entering a home on S.E. King sh Avenue in Stuart and killing the victim, Adam Wilson, with a single shot to the back of the head around 1:44 a.m. “At this point, this started as a domestic between Mr. Simmons and his wife,” said Christine Weiss, public information of cer for the Martin County Sheriff’s Of ce (MCSO). A report by MCSO Deputy Andrew Ross stated that when he arrived at the home he came into contact with Tracy Wilson, the victim’s wife, who was yelling “help” and pointing to the rear of the home. When he went to the back of the home he found the victim Local man charged in fatal shootingOSCO staffers honored for 25 years service ... Page 22 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleMiss Speckled PerchTaylor Pearce, daughter of Matt and Alisha Pearce, was crowned 2013 Miss Speckled Perch on Saturday. Taylor is currently a 10th grader in the Okeechobee High School. See ACCIDENT — Page 23 Randy Lewis Simmons See SIMMONS — Page 23

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Today: Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 77F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Thursday Night : Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the East after midnight. Friday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 81F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 FREE Parking & FREE Parking & Admission! Admission! MASSIVE Discounts! 4135 Florida Highway 70 in Okeechobee9 am to dusk daily € For Info: 800-269-4583 € www.rvshowusa.com By La Mesa RV of West Palm BeachOkeechobee Agri-Civic CenterWed-Sat € Feb. 20-23 € 9a-dusk dailyin OkeechobeeBlow-Out PLUS. . a huge selection of certi“ ed pre-owned RVs from Fleetwood, Monaco, Winnebago, Allegro & more! See Whats NEW In RVing From: See Whats NEW In RVing From: € Diesel Pushers € Class A Gas € Class C € 5th Wheels € Travel Trailers € Luxury € Economical € They are all here in one place! € All at LOW Blow-Out Sale Pricing! HUGE SAVINGS ON NEW AND USED RVS! RV Sale Bass Fishing Trips Duck Hunts Turkey Hunts • Gator Hunts 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 2 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee NewsARC representative visits KiwanisMembers of Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee present a donated WII gaming system to the ARC of Okeechobee. Pictured from left to right: Kiwanian Courtney Moyett; ARC Director of Marketing Jeannie Bramlett; ARC board chair Isidoro (Sid) Estrada; and, Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee president J.D. Mixon. Mr. Estrada and and Mrs. Bramlett spoke at a recent Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meeting and talked about the nancial challenges facing the organization. The ARC has seen a reduction in their total budget of 40 percent since 2008. Mrs. Bramlett and Mr. Estrada spoke about how the ARC continues to serve as a rehabilitation facility despite the shortage of funds. After the presentation, the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee donated a WII gaming system to the ARC for their clients' use. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJanuary Historical Society meetingAt the January meeting, Sharlene Avant, retired RN, spoke to the Historical Society. Sharlene has been a resident of Okeechobee and a nurse for over 40 years. For 23 years she was an instructor at Okeechobee High School for the Health Occupations classes and is very much involved in the community since her retirement. Two of her pet projects are being a Guardian Ad-Litem and a member of the Okeechobee Retired Educators Association. The Historical Society will be having their regular February meeting on Monday the 18th beginning at noon in the Museum on U.S. 98 N. Anyone interested in joining is invited to bring a covered dish to the luncheon meeting. Annual dues are $10. If anyone is interested in joining the Tantie Quilters, who meet on Thursdays at the museum, you are also invited to attend this meeting. Pictured are Ms. Avant (left) with president Betty Chandler Williamson. Put on your dancing shoes: Lady Greyson to performThe Okeechobee Elks, at VFW south, will host a steak dinner/dance on Saturday, March 9 St. Paddy will be the theme, so wear your green. An amazing singer, “Lady Greyson,” is coming from the coast. Tickets on sale now. $20 donation. Call 863-467-2658t.

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Mixed drink ban In 1957 the city banned the sale of alc ohol on Sundays. Twenty years later, they c hanged it so that they allow beer and wine. If letting people drink beer and wine in rest aurants on Sundays for the past 35 years has not hurt the community, don’t you think it’s time they also allowed mixed drinks? If it w ill mean that the restaurant employees get a few more hours of work, I think it should b e allowed.  If you the voters want the city council t o reconsider the ban on mixed drinks on Sunday, start calling your city councilmen. Call Jim Kirk, Clayton Williams, Dowling W atford, Mike O’Connor and Devin Maxwell and tell them what you think. The phone numbers were in the community guide that w as in the paper recently. Editor’s note: The Okeechobee County Community Guide is a lso available online on the Okeechobee c ommunity page at orida.newszap.com.  Evidently some businesses want a c hange from some ordinances adopted a long time ago. Other than the money trail, w hich is a likelihood, I believe many people w ant the community to be represented as a Christian one, which they have mistakenly gured the Sunday liquor ban would show. Of course, it doesn’t make any sense for all t he reasons that everybody brought up.  I thought being a Christian meant that w e are to forgive and love each other and t ry not to judge others. What does anything Christ taught have to do with drinking a beer instead of a mixed drink? How is the person s ipping the margarita less Christian than the person drinking the Budweiser? How does not allowing mixed drinks show we are Christian? If Christ was against alcohol cons umption, why did he turn water into wine? A nd the minister who said they allowed beer and wine as a compromise, was he even in Okeechobee when that happened? That w as 35 years ago.  If churches get involved in politics, aren’t they supposed to give up their taxexempt status? None of it makes sense but apparently they are trying to vote according to how their constituents feel, the ones that show up to the meetings that is. If I remember protocol, they have a period during the meetings to take questions from the audience. Sometimes they ask for a show of hands. The only way I know to in uence them is to show up at the meetings or call each one and speak to them personally.  Some churchgoers believe in no alcohol at all. Some believe in a little, and some believe in a lot. I am surprised that many do not even know the scriptures regarding alcohol consumption. One cautions to avoid excesses with “food and wine.” Does this explain Jesus’ turning water into wine? Does anybody know a fat preacher? Other scriptures refer to “overindulgence.” Another scripture advises to give “strong drink” to the man with problems. Any I have read regarding alcohol portrays that it is a good thing but not to be used in excess.  Some on this council feels that they should impose their views on the people and that is what really upsets me. If there were no alcohol sales then this would make sense but they were only considering the sale of mixed drinks. It doesn’t make sense to me. The people that go to church like to talk about how you should be in church on Sunday and that you shouldn’t be working. Well, because they like to eat after church and enjoy their air conditioning while sitting in church they are forcing a large number of people to work. The restaurant staff, the people at the gas station, the people that is making electricity for them, the list goes on, so how dare you speak bad about someone who drinks alcohol on Sundays. Are you any better than they? I for one will also speak with my money. Hopefully, we can still get some new restaurants to come to town, but they need to move to the county.  I thought there was a separation of church and state. For someone on the city council to say this is a “Christian” community, seems to violate that idea. The city should not have any religious af liation, whether it be Christian, Jewish, Muslim or anything else. Just because some Christians consider Sunday a holy day doesn’t mean everyone else does. You should follow your own religious beliefs but not impose them legally on others. Also, if the churches are going to get involved in political issues like this then they should be forced to give up their tax-free status. It is supposed to be separate. If they want to act like a political action group, they should not be tax exempt. Martha’s House holds First Laugh, Love, and Live eventThanks Okeechobee, for truly making it “a good laugh.” Though I should not have been, and people told me not to be, I was overwhelmed by the gracious and kind outpouring of support for our rst Laugh, Love, and Live event. I was told how Okeechobee is a generous and friendly town, that people love to be supportive, people want good causes to be successful, and in our case to continue to be able to provide for all the needs of victims of domestic violence. It was more than I could have imagined. How can I express thanks enough? I can’t. But I will try, and at least I can say it. Thank you to all the supporters and attendees of the Laugh, Love, and Live Comedy Game Show night in support of Martha’s House. Special thanks to Center State Bank, presenting sponsor, Gayle Molyneaux of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Becky Barber and Preferred Properties, Raulerson Hospital, Cary Pigman your State Representative, the Penny Saver, and Wolfgang Jewelers. Thanks to Hampton Inn, Driftwood Inn, Ritz Carlton South Miami Beach, Superior Water, Cowboy’s Restaurant, Buddy’s Home Furnishings, Applebee’s, Bella Rose Day Spa, Capt. Butch Moser shing guide, Golden Corral, Okeechobee Feed, Brown Cow Sweetery, Eli’s Western Wear, Kahootz, Home Depot, Barracuda’s Restaurant, Big Lake Eye Care, Good Spirits, Quality A/C, Los Coco’s, Ray’s Combat Kickboxing, Pueblo Viejo, Berger Real Estate, Rustic Furniture, Rent A Center, and Faith Farm. Hilarious is the word that comes to mind to describe the game show. Jim Benton was spectacular in his performance as Drew Carey, no doubts about it. Dinner was pretty tasty, and there were some top notch items at the auction. For those of you who didn’t manage to get tickets this time, don’t worry, we will have the event again next year. So mark your calendars for the Saturday night before Valentine’s Day 2014. Again, thank you, Okeechobee for making the Laugh, Love, and Live event a successful one.Jonathan Bean Director, Martha’s HouseWhy volunteer?Have you ever asked yourself why you volunteer? Let me take you on a journey as to why I volunteer for the March of Dimes. In 1943 a 21-year-old private in the Army and a young 18-year-old woman living in Orlando decided to have a child. On Feb. 2, 1944, a chubby healthy boy was born. For ve years that young boy played hard until one day living in Texas his body felt like he was hit by a train. The hurt and sickness went on for days and the young boy was taken to a hospital. After many tests there was one nal test tha t would con rm the doctors’ suspicions “th e spinal tap” told the story. His parents were informed he had “Polio.” As I’m sure you suspected, that young boy is this writer. I was placed immediatel y in a hospital ward with other Polio victims. I t was devastating not knowing if I would eve r walk again or survive. This was troublesom e observing kids my age in iron lungs gasping for their lives and there were those who passed. The only bright side, the doctors fel t they caught me in early stages and my chanc e for recovery was fair. After months of car e and proper administering of medications and learning how to walk again, I was blessed b y walking out of the hospital without being in a wheel chair or braces. It left me with som e dif culties that I have learned to live with, bu t I know I am fortunate to be alive. You may know that President Roosevel t pushed for a cure for Polio and the March o f Dimes was formed to fund and undertak e the research. In 1955, the Polio vaccine was declared safe, effective, and potent. It was licensed for use and shortly thereafter, Polio was eradicated. Because of President Roosevel t and the March of Dimes, children today do not suffer from Polio as I experienced. Having achieved its original mission of eradicating Polio, the March of Dimes turned its attention to preventing birth defects. From the time of m y recovery as a young boy, I became a voluntee r going door-to-door, and standing at intersections collecting dimes for the March of Dimes, to fund research for healthy babies. I am not only a Polio survivor. I survived a widow maker in 2000 and cancer in 2010. You don’t have to be a survivor like me to volunteer. Our community is blessed with folks who have a passion not just to volunteer, bu t also have a gracious heart with their funding. It is folks like you from past to present and future that made it possible for me to combat a dreadful disease like Polio, and make i t possible for the March of Dimes to nd cures to prevent birth defects, infant mortality, and premature birth. Come join us on March 9, in Flagler Par k for a funlled morning of entertainment, food and fellowship—a March for Babies 2013, which is the March of Dimes largest fundraiser. Once you experience March for Babies, you will be hooked! God Bless, Jim Vensel February 20, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 Okeechobee School Board honors educators at February meeting Special to the Okeechobee NewsCain Elliott was one of three Brahman seniors honored for their play on the OHS boys soccer team that quali ed for regional this winter at the Tuesday, Feb. 12, meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board. Special to the Okeechobee NewsDaryl Roehm was one of 14 teachers honored for a successful audit for career and technical education educators at the Tuesday, Feb. 12, meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board. Special to the Okeechobee NewsGary Howard, Architectural Drafting instructor at OHS, was among 14 educators honored at the school board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12. Special to the Okeechobee NewsLonnie Steiert was among 14 teachers honored at the Okeechobee School Board meeting on Feb. 12. Special to the Okeechobee NewsTeacher Ashley Davis of Central Elementary School won the quarterly Golden Mouse Award for the use of technology in the classroom, at the Tuesday, Feb. 12, meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJason Anderson, Automotive Service Technology teacher at OHS, was among the educators honored at the Tuesday, Feb. 12, school board meeting. Special to the Okeechobee NewsHunter Pritchard was named Class 3A soccer player of the year in a vote of soccer coaches on the Treasure Coast. He was a vital part of the boys soccer program for the past four years. Special to the Okeechobee NewsCary Pung was one of several career and technical education teachers in the Okeechobee school system that was part of a successful audit with the Florida Department of Education this year. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJay Adler, Freshman Campus teacher for Introduction to Information Technology, received a proclamation from the school board on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

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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.Charles ‘Charlie’ E. Graves, 48OKEECHOBEE — On Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, with his ever faithful and loving wife by his side, Charles ‘Charlie’ E. Graves claimed his victory and entered God’s eternal Kingdom. Charles was born in Ft. Pierce but a lifetime resident of Okeechobee. He attended Okeechobee schools and was a 1982 graduate of Okeechobee High School where he was a member of the band. He was a lover of music and a member of the Praise & Worship Quartet for the Church of God. Charles was a member of Point of Life Fellowship. He was employed for 10 years as a dispatcher with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, John and Carolyn Byrd Graves. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Sophia “Sissy” Graves of Okeechobee; a brother, David E. Graves of Quincy, Fla.; his mother-inlaw, Louise Everett of Okeechobee; brothers-inlaw, Charles (Karen) Parker of Cortland, Ohio, Danny (Wendy) Parker of Okeechobee; sisterin-law, Joanna (Jake) Kite of Okeechobee; nieces, Ashley, Samantha and Micaela; nephews, Nathan and Daniel; and best friends, Earl and Gail Mewbourn of Okeechobee. Visitation will be held at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, from 5 until 7 pm. Funeral services will be held at Oakview Baptist Church on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in Charles’ memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Daniel Ray Jayne, 62OKEECHOBEE — Daniel Jayne of Okeechobee passed away Feb. 18, 2013. No services will be held. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111.Priscilla M. Burby,78OKEECHOBEE — Priscilla M. Burby died peacefully at home on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Originally from St. Albans, Vt., she was a resident of Okeechobee for the past 10 years. During her working years, Priscilla was employed as a laboratory technician in a milk production plant. She enjoyed reading and traveling. Priscilla is survived by her husband of 29 years, Bernard “Bernie” Burby of Okeechobee; sister, Colleen (Dick) Coon of Swanton, Vt.; nephews, William Marshia of Wilbraham, Mass., Patrick Marshia of Swanton, Vt.; and nieces, Debbie Partlow of St. St. Albans, Vt. and Lerinda Gabree of Fair eld, Vt. There are no services planned at this time. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Wilbur Sparrow, 85OKEECHOBEE — Wilbur Sparrow passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in the Okeechobee Health Care Facility. He was born June 5, 1927 in Owen County, Ky. to Brice and Beulah Sparrow. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy during the WWII con ict and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by a son, Don Sparrow. Mr. Sparrow is survived by his loving wife o f 67 years, Bernice Sparrow of Okeechobee; four grandchildren, Michele Sparrow of Leesburg, Fla., Melissa Toole of Burlington, Ky., Nicholas Sparrow of Florence, Ky., Rhonda Chandler o f Covington, Ky.; 15 nieces; nine nephews; and three great grandchildren. There will be no public services. In lieu of memorial contributions may be the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 22594, West Palm Beach, FL 33416. All arrangements are entrusted the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Online condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Eagles Auxiliary to host dinnerCypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary will serve homemade beef stew, biscuits and dessert on Wednesday, Feb. 20, starting at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the auxiliary charity fund. For more information, please call 863-467-1154. Quit Smoking Now classes offeredOkeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host free Quit Smoking Now classes Feb. 20 and 27 and March 6, 13, 20 and 27, at 3:30 p.m. Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., w ill hold Quit Smoking Now Classes, free, on Feb. 20 27 and March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 5:30 p.m. The classes will be in the hospital inservice classroom. For more information, call 877-819-2357.Hospice yard sale plannedHospice of Okeechobee’s yard sales are held on Wednesday and Thursdays from 8 a.m. noon. The next sale will be on W ednesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and S.E. Third A ve. For information, call 863-467-2321 or see our web page www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click on Events tab.ODEC to meet Feb. 21The Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Beef O’Brady’s. Any interested democrat is encouraged to attend.Lighthouse program offeredA program on Bahama lighthouses w ill be featured at the library on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. Author Annie Potts will give a power point presentation on lighthouses in the Bahamas followed by a book signing for her book “Last Lights.” For more information, call the library at 863-763-3536. V FW Post 9528 to host dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will host a dinner on Friday, Feb. 22 Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Music will be by Phil Eddings. The public is invited to enjoy either steak, pork chops or sh and shrimp dinners. All proceeds bene t veterans and family needs. For more information, please call Gordie at 863-467-2882.Events aid diabetes researchCypress Hut Eagles will serve choice ribeye steak dinner or sh, starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 Music will be by Wayne Purv is. On Sunday, Feb. 24, the Eagles will serve Southern fried chicken from 1 to 5 p.m. A dart tournament is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 26, starting at 6 p.m. Hamburgers will be served. The public is welcome. Tuesday’s proceeds go for the Diabetes Research Center, and the rest go to the community charity funds. For more information, please call 863-467-1154.Eagles north plan eventsEagles North, at 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have a steak night on Friday, Feb. 22, from 5:30 9 p.m. with music by Rick and Julie. Saturday, Feb. 23, will be card bingo at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, bingo starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, bingo will begin at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund. OCI hosts chili cook-offOkeechobee C.I.’s secpnd annual Chili Cook-Off will be held Friday, Feb. 22 at the Okeechobee Correctional Institution, 3420 N.E. 168th St., in the training building. All entries must be turned in between 7:45–10 a.m. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. Eating will take place directly after judging. All proceeds go to Of cer Mario Montero and his family— the of cer’s 2-year-old son shattered his femur and has been in a body cast since Dec. 24, 2012. For more information, please call 863-462-5432.Healthy Start group to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition general members will meet Friday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at their of ce, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. in the White House Plaza. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, please contact executive director Kay Begin at the coalition of ce, 863-4625877.Miss Teen Rodeo event slatedA dinner and dance will be held at the KOA Resort for the Coronation of Miss Teen Rodeo Florida on Friday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. This will be the of cial crowning and main fundraiser to assist Sierra Coward with her travels throughout the state as a representative of PRCA rodeo. There will be a sit down dinner and a dance. Shadow Creek Band will provide country music. Tickets are $30 each, $50 for two and a table of 8 is $200. Tickets can be purchased at Eli’s Western Wear, the Penny Saver, Okeechobee Music and Sybles Florist. For information, please call 863-634-6397; or, visit www. missrodeo orida.com.Elks to host Tim the DairymanThe Lake Okeechobee Elks, at VFW South, will host Tim the Dairyman, doing a PG-rated, smoke-free, comedy show, on Saturday, Feb. 23 Tickets are $10 per person and available at the Jones Supply. Call 863-467-2658, for more information. All proceeds are used to bene t Harry Anna camp for children. Community Events

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) freshwater sheries biologists are looking for angler input during a series of open houses to be held around the state. "This is an opportunity for anglers to prov ide their thoughts and ideas about Florida largemouth bass regulations. Should they stay the same? Should changes be made? Y ou tell us," said Allen Martin, regional freshw ater sheries biologist for the FWC. Open houses will be available for the public to come in, talk to biologists and let FWC staff know what they think. "Anglers are welcome to come into the open houses at any point. There's no set schedule. You can come in for 10 minutes or stay for an hour," Martin said. "The open house format is casual and for angler input about bass regulations only. We want people to let us know what they think." The scheduled open houses are from 5-8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Here are the locations and dates: Feb. 28 Lake Placid ,H.L. Bishop Park, 10 Lake June Clubhouse Road; March 1-3 Tampa, Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 N U.S. Highway 301 This will be done at the FWC booth during the fair. FWC staff will be available all hours of the show. March 11 Okeechobee, C. Scott Driver Park, 3950 S.W. 99th Drive March 12 Dania Beach, Bass Pro Shops, 200 Gulf Stream Way March 18 (4-7 p.m.) Gainesville, Gary's Tackle Box, 5721 NW 13th St. March 19 Ocala, Gander Mountain, 3970 SW 3rd St. For more information, go to the Largemouth Bass Regulations Review at MyFWC. com/Fishing. FWC plans open houses on bass regulations The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County S heriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida H ighway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Cidera Wood, 18, Bluegrass Circle, Lake Worth, was arrested Feb. 14 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an amended Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation felony battery. She is being held without bond. Crispin Nicolas Huidobro, 24, N.W. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 15 by Deputy Paul Jackson on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license. His bond was set at $1,500. David Adam Siler, 24, N.W. 32nd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 15 by Deputy Matthew Hurst on an amended DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation giving false information to a secondary metals recycler and violation of probation dealing in stolen property. He is being held without bond. Tamara Kaye Chapman, 50, N.W. 270th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 15 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $500. David Lee Thomas Jr., 21, N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 15 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on felony charges of sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond was set at $50,000. Juan David Casares, 36, N.W. 20th Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 15 by Detective Bryan Lowe on a felony charge of child abuse. His bond was set at $5,000. Rocky Deshanon White, 41, Sunset St., Hobe Sound, was arrested Feb. 16 by Deputy Bart Potter on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender, and misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and refusal to submit to a DUI test. His bond was set at $1,000. Todd Stephen Rhodewalt, 42, Paleo Pines Circle, Fort Pierce, was arrested Feb. 17 by Deputy Matt Crawford on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Patricia Basile, 68, N.W. Third St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 18 by DOC's Melissa Spencer on felony charges of violation of probation obtaining a controlled substance by fraud (two counts). She is being held without bond. Alphonso Tyrone Morris Jr., 18, N.E. 15th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 18 by Deputy Justin Akins on felony charges of possession of cocaine (two counts). His bond was set at $30,000. Charles Earl Zureich, 31, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 18 by Deputy William Jolly on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam), and misdemeanor charges of possession o f drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $14,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness, and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear: rather it is this agency's belief that an informed public is a safer public. This bulletin should be used only for information purposes. Citizen abuse of the information to threaten, intimidate, or harass offenders will not be tolerated, in any manner. The individual who appears in this bulletin have served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. They are NOT wanted by the police at this time. Sex offenders have always lived in the communities. The only change is the public is now better informed. Carl Baker, 55, is 5'9" tall and has brown hair and blue eyes. His current address is 1692 U.S. Hwy. 441 S.E. Baker was convicted of Lewd & Lascivious Exhibition, Victim Under 16 YOA, Offender Over 18 YOA in Okeechobee County, Florida. The victim was a minor. If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, contact Michele or Connie at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce at 763-3117, extension 240 or website http://www.fdle.state. .us. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local teen was taken to a juvenile detention center following his arrest for allegedly sexually molesting a 7-year-old child. Joshua Michael Acevedo, 14, N.E. Seventh Lane, Okeechobee, was charged with one felony count of lewd and lascivious battery. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Facility in Fort Pierce. The teen was arrested by Detective William Suggs, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), who stated in his arrest report that the victim may have been molested as many as four times by Acevedo. According to that report the victim was apparently threatened by Acevedo, who said he would kill the victim's family if anyone was told about the incidents. Detective Suggs also stated in his report that Acevedo claimed he was forced to molest the child by another child. But that was apparently not true, added the investigator. Teen accused of molesting child Okeechobee Arrest Report Sexual Predator Noti cation Carl Baker

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Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Basinger Community Center. A covered dish supper w ill begin at 6 p.m., followed by services at 7 p.m. The Shock Sisters of LaBelle will be the featured guests. For more information, call Doyle McDuf e at 863-763-2285. Southern Gospel Recording Artists, The W hinants, will be in concert Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Church of Nazarene 425 S.W. 28th Street. For more information, please call 863-763-3519. There will be a gospel sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (70 west), featuring the Chobee Steel Band, on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Come and enjoy an evening of worshiping and singing. The First Baptist Church at 401 S.W. 4th St., will host "West Virginia Day," in the fellowship hall, on Saturday, Feb. 23. Bring a covered dish. For information, call 863-4678636 or 863-634-1427. Evangelist Ken Gaub, author of many books including "God's Got Your Number," w ill speak at Fountain of Life Church on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. His ministry is exciting, unique, humorous and dynamic. You w ill be motivated in your walk with God. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, please call Pastor Dave Robertson at 863-801-1297 or 863-763-8945. The Okeechobee Community Choir in its 15th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, is rehearsing for its Easter Cantata Concert, to be presented Palm Sunday w eekend, March 22, 23 & 24. New members, especially our winter visitors, are invited to join. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2:304:30 p.m. in the Okeechobee Presbyterian sanctuary, 312 N. Parrott Ave. The choir, comprised of 51 singers, represented eighteen area churches during the 2012 Christmas Cantata. Singers aren't required to have soloist-quality voices, but have to match pitch and read music a little. Rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of fun! A rehearsal CD is provided to each choir member. For more information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714. A bene t barbecue for Charles and Sissy will be held on March 2 at the Believer’s Fellowship Church 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. Several music groups are scheduled. A silent auction and a drawing for a handmade wooden glider are planned. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tickets are a $10 donation for a chicken dinner with baked beans, slaw, bread, dessert and tea. For tickets or if you would like to volunteer to help with the bene t or to donate an item for the silent auction, please call Micki at 863-634-4327 or Cathy at 863-763-4843. Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. Ninth St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashioned singing and praising God. Enjoy our youth "band," consisting of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God's Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863763-0669. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite you to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. 2nd St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion, social sciences, geography and history and Christian romance. Also over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 68 p.m. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church will have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1401 N.E. 14th Avenue, Okeechobee. All funds go to support the soup kitchen. Call Crystal Harris for more information at 863-612-6395. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God's message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekl y on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Crave meets now only on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m. and all youth are invited to come. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family camp-outs. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 1731 Hunter Rd., Buckhead Ridge would like to invite everyone to services. If you do not have a church, come visit. Sunda y School 9:45 a.m. Morning worship 11 a.m. evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday services 7 p.m. and supper at 6 p.m. Our Pastor is Arlen Cook. The church has Missions for women on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Brotherhood for men meet on the same night, at same time. Dessert and coffee. Come join us.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! Friday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Thera py R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: CT Scan, Digital Ma mmography, MRI, Nu clear Medicine, & Ul trasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensa tion We Treat Kids Too! Available year-round at orida.n ewszap.com R H H H R C S M. S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care Call (561) 747-1232Allure Institute for Plastic Surgery February Special Switch your Saline implants to Silicone $ 3999 00 includes everything 9 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 A rea churches plan concerts and programs Ronald McDonald at blood driveCome join the party when the Blood Bus comes to McDonald's on Hwy. 70, Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Department will be there to offer child ngerprinting and Ronald McDonald will be the special guest. There will be a bounce house, and a free Big Mac to every donor. Come have fun and help save lives at the same time.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 GOOD AND READY.Always fresh and never frozen, Publix Fresh Fish Select Cuts are conveniently cut into individual potions, totally trimmed, and priced by the piece. They make enjoying a seafood meal at home deliciously easy.Try all six varieties: salmon, mahi-mahi, swordfish, tuna, halibut, and bourbon-marinated salmon. 10 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents of the weekYearling Middle School is proud to announce our Student of the Week names for Dec. 10, 2012 as follows: Front sitting Rosa Ponce, Cole Carpenter, David Montoya, Alvaro Garcia and Nancy Olvera. Back standing Jimmy Guevara and Dakota Thompson. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the MonthStudent of the Month at South Elementary School for Jan. 2013. Congratulations to: Korbyn Lewis, Hunter Daniels, Amber Noles, Kain Joles, Noelani Conejo, Juan Clauson, Logan Philbee, Silvia Gomez, Noah Hummel, Yisselle Arellano, Latt Durrance, Sabine Guerra Rios, Raymond Sandoval, Lidia Arriaga and Jasmin Jackson. Special to the Okeechobee NewsSeminole Elementary Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 15: Gavyn Giesy, Eli Cannon, Bianca Pelayo, Jonathan Thurman, Marisol Calvillo, Lizbeth Rojas, Dante Nardi, Elexis Garcia, Roselyn Sanchez, Katlyn Horn, Kimberly Lundy, Isabella Cruz, Javier Torres, Daniel Duran, Eutimio Bucio, Jaheim Worthen, Lourdes Hernandez, Alejandra Nunez, Ashley Marker, Leandra Powers, Alex Moldanado, Robert Padgett, Mario Curbelo, Alex Vasquez and Marco Campos. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaMaking stuffed animalsOn Wednesday, Feb. 13, students at Central Elementary School made their own stuffed animals. They picked out the animals that they wanted and then the machine in the background provided the stuf ng. Posing with their animals are (left to right) Juan Cruz, Jarda Cabrera, Tikyra Franklin, Destiny Boyer, Casey Perry and Jaidyn Deck.

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W orld Spay Day vouchers available from Pet RescueThe Humane Society Pet Rescue of Okeechobee will participate in the World Spay Day event. Vouchers for affordable spay and neuter for pets will be offered at the Humane Society shelter, 1203 U.S. 98 (next to the Okeechobee Livestock Market) and also at Tractor Supply Store in the plaza with Publix Supermarket, Monday, Feb. 25 through Feb. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A ll voucher purchases also include a free rabies vaccine. Micro chipping is also offered for an additional discounted price of $20. Donations are being collected to help those w ho can’t afford to spay or neuter their pet but would want to. Please put “HELP A FRIEND” on any checks for the gift of spay and neuter. For more information, please call 863-357-1104. Between 6 and 8 million cats and dogs enter our nation’s shelter system each year. Shelters can’t save and support this huge number of accidental litters, strays and offspring of family pets. As a result, nearly 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized annually. Spaying and neutering is the only 100 percent proven way to reduce these numbers and save animals’ lives.Eagles host bene t eventCypress Hut Eagles will host a bene t for Linda Kennedy on Saturday, Feb. 23 starting at 5 p.m. with a Chinese auction and cake sale. They will serve black and blue burgers. Music will be by Scotties Karaoke. For more information, please call 863-467-1154.B.R.A.T. Valentines dance setB.R.A.T. Club, Inc. is hosting a Valentines dance on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7 10 p.m. at South Elementary School cafeteria. ‘Tweens and teens ages 12-16 are invited. Enjoy pizza, soda, chips, games and entertainment—all for $7 admission. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Kiwanis planning fundraiserThe Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee’s Annual Radio Auction will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 1 – 4 p.m. and broadcast live on WOKC 100.9 FM, 1570 AM, and at www. WOKC.com. A list of available auction items can be seen at www.KiwanisClubOfOkeechobee.com. Please call Club President, J.D. Mixon, at 863-634-1778 with any questions. All funds raised stay in the Okeechobee Community. Thank you for your support. Masonic Lodge hosts breakfastThe Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth St., will host a breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 24 for $6 per plate. The public is welcome. Serving will be from 8 11 a.m. All proceeds aid local Mason giving.Post offering cat sh dinnerBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will host a cat sh dinner Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2-5 p.m. for a $7 donation. Proceeds will go to homeless veterans. The public is invited. For information, call Gordie 863-467-2882.American Legion Post 64 opens Sunday night bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. The doors will 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 will bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 I want to personally thank my Doctors, family and friends. I had a serious illness and would like to thank Dr. Arif Shakoor, Dr. Manual Garcia; and Dr. Gregory Sainnoval for saving my life. It was a dif cult surgery, care and compassion, including ICU and Nursing Staff. Thanks to my daughter DanusiaDanny for unconditional love and best friend Vernon Lindsey, Katie for longs hours standing by me. This is the second time and I must thank my neighbors for their love and support. I love you all. It’s a nice place to live. Never give up, Buckhead Ridge, 24th street. Love MariaTHANK YOU! 11 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 By Pete Gawda Okeechobee News Joseph Gazza was successful in one of his two cases that were considered Tuesday afternoon by Special Magistrate Deborah Hooker. He had purchased tax deeds on property at 869 N.E. 104th Court and 3046 S.E. 36th Ave. Both properties had liens because of code violations and he was seeking ne reductions in both cases. Mr. Gazza w ithdrew his petition for the S.E. 36th Avenue property since he is unsure of its value. Since the property is now in compliance and the ne will not increase, he decided to leave the lien in effect until he has a prospective buyer. On the N.E. 104th Court property he surmised he might sell it for $10,000. With the cost of the demolition permit, the demolition of the derelict structure on the property and back taxes he had $8,102 invested in the property. According to the formula the county has been using to recommend ne reductions in this type of case, only the amount of ne that accrued between the time the person acquired the property and the date of compliance is considered. That amount is reduced by 50 percent. In the case of Mr. Gaza’s property that would amount to a ne of $1,310. Mr. Gaga calculated he would be close to breaking even with that reduction. The special magistrate will recommend that the county commissioners reduce the ne by that amount. Turning to other business, Stephen and Barbara Kirkpatrick, owners of property at 2621 S.E. 33rd St., were found to be in noncompliance because of overgrown grass and weeds. They were ned $25 for every day of noncompliance beginning Feb. 20. The special magistrate ruled that Raymond Cletzer was in noncompliance because of the trash, litter, debris and an accumulation of household goods on his 2631 S.E. 25th Drive property. He was ned $25 a day for every day of noncompliance beginning Feb. 20. Stacey and Janice Tyson had brought their 1494 N.W. 47th Terrace property into compliance except for replacing skirting. They were given until next month to replace the skirting. Thomas and Rachel Velie, owners o f property at 30950 U.S. 441 N., had made progress toward cleaning up their property. Therefore they were also given until next month to come into compliance. The properties of Joyce Elaine Kriegel, David McNulty, Virginia Perez, and Donald and Vivian Hadley were found to be in compliance and those cases were not heard.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Special magistrate recommends ne reduction Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News Waste Management’s Okeechobee Landll wildlife area is the new home for a bald eagle and bobcat cared for by Arnold’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. After being cared for, Sue Arnold’s staff released the bald eagle and bobcat with assistance from Okeechobee Land ll Sr. District Manager Tony Bishop. “The release of these animals is an exciting scene and it was a pleasure to see them ee to their natural habitats,” said Mr. Bishop. After consideration for the injuries to the eagle’s wings, Sue Arnold was delighted to see that the eagle took ight right away. The eagle was shot in the right wing and rehabilitated. After just a few months, an eagle’s nest was found on the land ll property conrming that the eagle has found comfort in its new habitat. The nest is occupied and will be monitored and activity documented by Waste Management’s onsite biologist/Senior Scientist, Tiffany Crosby, ATKINS. Arnold’s Wildlife also released a Florida bobcat to the land ll. “The bobcat was hesitant to leave his cage and head into the wild’” said Tony Bishop. However, after just a few short minutes, he ran into the woods. Okeechobee Land ll is a registered Wildlife Habitat Council site. Waste Management provides 241 acres of managed foraging habitat for sandhill cranes, 47 acres of vegetative for gopher tortoises and 400 acres of uplands managed by cattle grazing and mowing for Florida sandhill crane foraging. The property is home to several threatened, endangered and species of concern including Peregrine Falcons, American kestrels, Bald Eagles, Wood storks, Eastern Indigo snakes, Crested caracas, Gopher tortoises, Sherman fox squirrels and Florida pine snakes. Waste Management provides 26,000 acres company wide to the Wildlife Habitat project. Arnold’s Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. works closely with Waste Management to provide habitats for rehabilitated animals. Owner Sue Arnold has been through extensive training and is certi ed to care for injured and abandoned wild animals. The facility rehabs over 1,000 animals every year. Arnold’s Wildlife is a non-pro t 501(C) 3, which solely depends on private donations to operate. For more information on Waste Management’s Wildlife project, call Teresa Chandler, Waste Management Community Relations at 863-824-4013. For more information on Arnold’s Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc., please call Sue Arnold at 863-634-6804. Land ll provides home for rehabilitated animals Special to the Okeechobee NewsA bald eagle that was rehabilitated by Arnold’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center was recently released on the Okeechobee Land ll wildlife area. Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents of the weekCentral Elementary would like to Congratulate the Students of the Week for the Week of Feb. 11-15. Alejandro Castaneda, Juan Landaverde, Luis Martinez, Edith Ramirez, Scottie Shreves, Alondra Godinez, Lexi Ramirez, Dominic Mazzucco, Stephanie Cowham, Harmoni Randolph, Autumn “Pinky” Melear, Fernando Ramos, Donald Harris, Marcus Staton, Pablo Varillas, Anthony Mazzucco, Juan Cruz, Chase Sikorski, Alex Medina, Samantha Fralix, K’Lynn Tijerina, Kyle Lowe, April Salva, Jamari Corde, Anacely Velazquez, Zachary Reister, Jayce Morgan, Chase Courson, Bailey Harden and Stephanie Yanez. Wild animals have found a new home at the land ll area.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr O ee ho ee ori afootspe ialist o Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph:(863) 357-1166 ORTHOPAEDICS Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.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! The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket joint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows y ou to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annuallyarthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each year to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks. hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner.Dr. Epstein will be the guest speaker at Raulerson Hospital’s Dine with the Doctor Event on Feb. 26th 13 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon HEALTHCARE Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility€Specialized Wound Care €Full Time Medical Director €Dialysis Support €Alzheimers Support Groups €Intravenous Therapy €Resident & Family Council Groups €Specialized HIV Care €Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy €24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing €Therapeutic Activities€ Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O € 230 South Barfield Hwy € Pahokee561-924-5561€ www.floridacare.net Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton 120 BEDSCaring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DENTAL SURGERY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th D O h 863-763-0217 Okeechobee Dental We Specialize In: 113 NW 19thHOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri. 9-5BilingualHealthy Kids863-261-8273 GYNECOLOGIST James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net 863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website 14 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 Chamber plans Business Exchange Luncheon for Thursday, Feb. 28The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County’s rst quarter Business Exchange Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at IRSC beginning at 11:45 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Brian A. Ziemba, TD Bank Market President for the Central Florida Market. Additionally, the Business Spotlight will feature Ron Buckholz, the new General Manager of Okeechobee Dodge Chrysler, J eep, Ram dealership in Okeechobee. Please RSVP via the Chamber’s website event calendar by selecting the date of the event and selecting register on-line.Chamber of Commerce hosts re-Grand Opening event at Okeechobee DodgeThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County host a re-Grand Opening of the Okeechobee Dodge, Chrysler J eep Ram dealership located at 4224 U.S. 441 S. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. Ron Buckholz, the new general manager would like to invite the public to meet him and his staff. Refreshments will be served.Humane Society seeks volunteersOkeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue is looking for ve to 10 adult responsible volunteers to give two to three hours of their time a week to supervise community service workers. Days and times available (you pick the day or days you want) 8 until 10 a.m. or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. To sign up, please come to the Humane Society Of ce on U.S. 98 (next door to the Okeechobee Livestock Of ce) on any Thursday or Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for interview. You must have your own transportation and a clean police record.Free tax preparation help available at the American Legion in OkeechobeeFree tax preparation and eling by AARP Taxaide volunteers began Feb. 4 and runs until April 15 at the American Legion located at 501 S.E. Second St. Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must bring a picture ID, SS cards for dependents, last year’s tax return and all 2012 nancial papers. No appointment necessary, rst come rst serve and doors open at 8:45 a.m. Do not call the American Legion—for more information call 863-357-1694 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.Homestead exemption deadline nearsApplications for Homestead exemption, Additional Senior Exemption for Person’s 65 years or older, Agriculture Classi cation and all other exemption applications should be led with the Property Appraiser’s Of ce by March 1. Agriculture renewal cards (green cards) are also due March 1. The Property Appraiser’s of ce is located at 307 N.W. Fifth Ave. in the Alderman Building. For more information, contact the of ce At 863-763-4422.Security’s ‘paperless’ deadline nearsThe March 1 deadline is approaching for anyone who receives Social Security, SSI payments, or veterans’ bene ts by mail. The federal government wants to make all its payments electronically. For more information, call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 or go online to http://www. ssa.gov.Speckled Perch Festival plannedOkeechobee Main Street is now taking applications for the annual Speckled Perch Festival and Parade, which is scheduled for March 9 and 10 in Flagler Park. For information, contact the Main Street of ce at 863-357-6246. News in Brief

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News “We are trying to help the less fortunate in our community,” said Merle Anderson, who along with her husband, Chuck, operates Family Thrift Store. “This is our way of giving back.” She said lots of people have helped them and now they want to return the favor. They try to keep the prices low and have nice merchandise. Some of it is bought by the Andersons and some is donated by community members. Among other things, they have clothes, furniture, household goods, and televisions, which seem to go pretty fast. “We try to have a little bit of everything,” Mrs. Anderson said. Family Thrift Store has a layaway program and a book exchange where a customer buys the rst book. After they have read that book they can exchange it for another book. Family Thrift Store maintains a list o f people who are looking for speci c items. When those items come in the people are called. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Family Thrift Store is located at 8675 U.S. 441 S.E. which is at the intersection with C.R. 15A. The telephone number is 863-623-4443. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 15 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaPosh Hair Salon & SpaAna Ivey (left), licensed massage therapist, and Amy Gibson (right), licensed cosmetologist, are at your service at Posh Hair Salon & Spa., 309 N.W. Fifth St. The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment Tuesday through Friday and by appointment only on Saturday. They offer massage therapy and complete hair treatment. New thrift store is a ministry to the community, says owner Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaMerle and Chuck Anderson operate Family Thrift Store at 8674 U.S. 441 S.E. Special to the Okeechobee NewsValentine winnerAs a thank you to its customers, Wolfgang Jewelers gave away a Silver Star Pendant and chain from the Marine line selection in a special drawing. The pendant and chain were presented to Charlene Boatright by Wolfgang and Yolanda Cortez.

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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 *. AuctionsVERO BEACHHIGHWAYMEN PAINTINGSAUCTION!SUN Mar 17@2PMTo be included bring your paintings to Auctioneer’s of ce at: 15 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach(772) 562-5015 Garage/ Yard SalesFamily Yard Sale Feb. 22-23 8:00-3:00 506 SW 15th Street Picture frames, Antiques, Alabaster lamps, Italian Chandeliers, Art Books, lots of odds & ends. 634-9614 Garage/ Yard SalesMOVING SALE FEB. 22 & FEB. 23 8:00 AM TILL ?? 3594 SW 19th STREET YARD EQUIPMENT, AND LOTS OF THINGS. RIVER ACRES LARGE ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARD SALE. THUR. 21 AND FRI. 22,8-4 98 N. TO 144TH TRAIL LARGE SIGN POSTED. LOTS OF STUFF,PRICED TO SELL! We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full TimeJOB FAIR! NOW HIRING 10 FOOD AND BEVERAGE SUPERVISORS ($10/HR) 40 CASHIERS ($8/HR) For Food & Beverage, and Retail Stores. To Start ASAP. Full time JOBS. JOB FAIR LOCATION: Fort Drum Travel Plaza, Located at the Florida Turnpike mile marker, 184 Okeechobee, FL 34972. Date: 02/21/13, Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Directions, Please call: 863-216-5743. PLEASE BRING PROPER IDS. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time JOB OPENINGSNOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THESE AND OTHER POSITIONS: RESTAURANT SERVERS BUSSERS COOKS Competitive Pay, 401K & Insurance Bene“tsTo Apply Visit: gotoworkhappy.com Or Apply in Person17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, Fl 34974 Brighton Seminole Indian Reservationwww.seminolebrightoncasino.comDrug Free Workplace Background Check Required Like us on Facebook Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community PT Cook needed. Exp. only apply (Level 2 Background check required). Apply in Person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Part TimeLight Labor Outdoors 2 days a week 12-15 hours per week Good working environment Please call 467-9800 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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. Farm EquipmentFord New Holland TZ25DA Tractor, 350 hrs. 4 wheel dr., power steering, like new. $6,900. 863-467-2824. 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 ApartmentsLarge Tiled APT in town. 2/2, w/d hoo k up, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. VIKING/PRAIRIE 1 BR Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Houses RentCharming 3/1.5 ba. Newer interior and up grades. Water, trash, pest control and lawn service included. No pets, approx. 12 min. N.E. of town center. $590.00 mo. Call Mon-Fri. 9-4 863-467-9800 For rent: 2bd/2ba 1 car garage, split plan Oak trees on lot, great area for children. Call: 863-634-9330 863-467-2541 Large, clean, 4bd, 2 story home, 2800sq.ft. under air (built in 2006) 2bath + on suite, double car garage, screened porch, large fenced yard, new appliances, large kitchen, avail Feb 28th or sooner. $1250/mo + sec. dep Call: (863)447-9922 or (863)467-8559 RIVER ACRES1/1, fully furnished, Laundry. Incl. Priv. Dock, utilities & Dish TV. WI FI & local phone service. $650 + sec. Call: (863) 467-1950 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 16 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Houses SaleOKEECHOBEE 2br./2 ba. Palm Creek waterfront home, Lake access. Gated Comm. Owner nancing. Possible option to rent. 863-532-0273. OKEECHOBEE HOME FOR SALE $69,900, Well Maintained 2 bd/ 2 ba home, eat in kitchen, formal dining, living room, Florida Room, new A/C, additional storage building and 4 car detached garage wired for 220 and 110 V olt 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 Lots SaleBHR Waterfront double lot for sale on Trout St. 100’x135’ w/135’ of solid seawall. Ready for your mobile home w/utilities. $48,000. Call 561-908-1959. 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 Lots2RV Sites for sale in Quiet Okeechobee 5 Star RV Park. One priced at $76,000 the other $91,000 buy directly from owner and avoid Real Estate fees for more info call 701-260-1364 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 Treasure Island For Rent Waterfront 1/1 furnished trailer, Direct Tv and electric included $125.00 weekly plus security Call 863-517-5111 Shop here first! The classified ads Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes Demo your mobile home/ free tear down at Palm Harbor, New mobiles $39K off list, John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 PARK MODEL TRAILER WITH SCREEN ROOM. ADULT R.V. PARK, LOT RENT $220. AVAILABLE MARCH 5TH $2,000.00 O.B.O. 863-467-8432 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles2002 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE MINIVAN 161,000 mi; reliable; auto; 6-cyl; all power options, $2650.00 OBO. ALSO 1999 SATURN SL2 sedan; auto; 4-cyl; reliable; 167,000 mi; $1750.00 OBO (863)801-6553. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Pickup Trucks1970 FORD PICKUP $2,000 CALL 904-502-4171 Public Notice STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. KASIE L. HARRISON, Case # 33245 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: KASIE L. HARRISON, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been led against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certi cate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a writ ten copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Jennifer C. Pritt, Program Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before April 11, 2013. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certi cation pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: February 11, 2013 Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -sJill Simpson, Division Representative 436974 ON 2/20,27;3/6,13/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT TO THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY gives Notice that it shall hold a public hearing before the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Room 270, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan of Okeechobee County, Florida and to consider authorizing transmittal of the amendment to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The proposed comprehensive plan amendment, as required by Chapter 163-3177(6)(a), F.S., addresses future development in the vicinity of the Avon Park Air Force Range to provide that such development should be compatible with and not negatively impact range operations. A copy of the proposed amendment shall be available for inspection by the public during normal business hours at the Okeechobee County Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment, and may submit written comments to the Planning and Development Department prior to the hearing. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 437180 ON 2/20/2013 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the nal decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, docket number: 2012-CA-254, the style of which is: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs. SNYDER FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, WOOLEY SHEDS, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation, RICHARD H. SNYDER, NANCY E. SNYDER, ROBERT S. WOOLEY, GREG A. WOOLEY, REGINA L. JONES, and REGIONS BANK, Defendants. Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment dated December 5, 2012 that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 13th day of March, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described personal property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: All equipment and machinery, including power-driven machinery and equipment, furniture and xtures, together with all replacements thereof, all attachments, accessories, parts and tools belonging thereto for use in connection therewith, together with the foundation, building and improvements on Lots 15, 16, and 17, Okeechobee County Industrial Park, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Industrial Park Record Book 1, Page 1, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida THIS PERSONAL PROPERTY IS LOCATED UPON A RENTED LOT WITH NO RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY AND ABSENT WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE LANDLORD, THE SUCCESSFUL PURCHASER MUST REMOVE THE PROPERTY WITHIN 30 DAYS FOLLOWING ISSUANCE OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY ORDINANCES FOR DEMOLITION AND REMOVAL OF BUILDINGS. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the of cial seal of said Court, this 02 day of January 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall Laura Ann McCall, Esquire Post Of ce Box 968, Okeechobee, Florida 34973 434396 ON 2/13,20/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 295 JUDGE ELIZABETH A. METZGER RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, VS. JOHN BOHMER, an Individual; BOHMER REALTY, INC, a Florida Corporation; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEIRS IN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Amended Final Judgment dated September 21, 2012, and subsequent Order on Motion for Order Postponing and Resetting Foreclosure Sale entered by this Court on November 26 2012, in Case Number 2010-CA-295, in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION f/k/a RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, is the Plaintiff and JOHN BOHMER and BOHMER REALTY, INC ., are the Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 a.m., on March 20, 2013, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: PARCEL 1 THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 19 SECTION 21 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 3 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2 THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 19 SECTION 21 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 3 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. The Real Property Address is: 19750 NW 278th Street, Okeechobee, Florida The Real Property Parcel Identi cation Number is: 1-21-34-33-0A00-00019-L000 Anyone claiming interest in the surplus from the sale, other than the person who was the record property owner when the Lis Pendens was led, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 29th day of November, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 432719 ON 2/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000305 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -VS.Brenda S. Dickens and Cory Jay Dickens, Wife and Husband; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA-000305 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Brenda S. Dickens and Cory Jay Dickens, Wife and Husband are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, SHARON ROBERTSON, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on March 20, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 28, BLOCK, BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de 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 di que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 pou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated the 14th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 433916 ON 2/20,27/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009 CA 707 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, VS. CARSON WAYNE STRACKE, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 13, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 707 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is Plaintiff, and CARSON WAYNE STRACKE, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the OKEECHOBEE County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 20th Day of March 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 17, BLOCK 3, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 18th day of December, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 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 seven (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 aparay pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 433771 ON 2/20,27/2013 Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2011-CA-000182 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. JOANN M. RYAN FRANK RYAN 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 December 13, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 3, RIVER RUN RESORT, UNIT I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 18, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1989 GLEN MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) FLFLJ79A08323GL & FLFLJ79B08323GL.and commonly known as: 105 NE 8TH 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 March 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 14th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 433887 ON 2/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472009CA000214CAXXXX GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD H. CHANDLER, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000214CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, is Plaintiff, and RICHARD H. CHANDLER, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM in the OKEECHOBEE County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 6th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8 AND 9, BLOCK 36, 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.and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage, Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 30th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As 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 seven (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 sta 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 aparay pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 432636 ON 2/20,27/2012Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? 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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000343 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FNMA”) Plaintiff, VS. DONALD C. SPATH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD C. SPATH; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000343, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FNMA”) is Plaintiff and DONALD C. SPATH; JOHN DOE AND; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312, N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m., on the 13th day of March 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 18 AND 19, BLOCK 4, ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 9, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of December 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court By Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons with 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, 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. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.com File No.: 10-18813 LBPS 433375 ON 2/13,20/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 472012CA000179CAXXXX CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, VS. STEVEN C. BOSTWICK, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 13, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472012CA000179CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and STEVEN C. BOSTWICK, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at OKEECHOBEE County, Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 20th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 1: ALL OF BLOCKS 1 AND 2, OF BET-HER ACRES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PARCEL II: THE PARCEL DESIGNATED AS ‘LAKE’ AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF BET-HER ACRES CONTAINED ON THE PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH ALL CANALS AND DITCHES APPURTENANT TO SAID LAKE: LESS THOSE PORTIONS OF THE PARCEL DESIGNATED AS ‘LAKE’ LYING SOUTH OF BLOCK 3; AND LESS: THE CANAL/DITCH LYING BETWEEN LOT 17, BLOCK 4, AND BLOCK 3, BEING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF BET-HER ACRES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PARCEL III: THAT PORTION OF THE NOW ABANDONED SE 17TH WAY, LYING BETWEEN BLOCKS 1 AND 2, AND THE WEST 140.00 FEET OF SE 4TH STREET LYING EAST OF BLOCK 2, ALL BEING AND COMPRISING A PART OF BET-HER ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 17th day of December, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As 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 seven (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 you moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparay pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 433926 ON 2/20,27/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-CA-427 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. VARNEL ANTOINE, 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 December 13, 2012, and entered in Case No. 09-CA-427 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 Bank, is the Plaintiff and Marie B. Antoine; Varnel Antoine; Leopold Antoine; Lisesanite Antoine; and Simone Properties, 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, at 11:00 AM, on March 20, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Tract 3 Simone Estates A parcel of land lying in Section 23, Township 34 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of the West one-half (W 1/2) of said Section 23; thence N 0006’16” W along the East line of said W 1/2 of Section 23, a distance of 1711.80 feet to the centerline of the 70.00 foot wide ingress, egress and utility easement as shown on map of Simone Estates, dated June 21, 2004 and the Point of Beginning. Thence S8817’54”W along said centerline, a distance of 1568.24 feet to a concrete monument with cap stamped Almond PSM 5081; Thence S7904’16”W, along said centerline, a distance of 493.17 feet to Point B on said centerline as shown on said map of Simone Estates; Thence N0339’02”E, a distance of 938.74 feet to the intersection with the line de ned by Point O and Point P as shown on said map of Simone Estates, said intersection being 392.49 feet East of said Point O as measured along said line; Thence N8817’54”E, along said line, a distance of 1991.33 feet to said Point P and the intersection with said East line of the W 1/2 of Section 23; Thence S 0006’16”E, along said East line, a distance of 855.90 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to and together with the right of ingress, egress and public utilities under that certain Grant of Easement recorded August 5, 2004 in O.R. Book 539 at page 192, 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. 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 17th day of December, 2012 Sharon Robertson Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk WWR#100554069 Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954-740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5290 433715 ON 2/20,27/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2008 CA 000388 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Certi cate holders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC, Asset-Backed Certi cates, Series 2007-HE3 Plaintiff, -VS.Robert E. Brakke; 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 13, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2008 CA 000388 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Certi cate holders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC, Asset-Backed Certi cates, Series 2007-HE3, Plaintiff and Robert E. Brakke are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, SHARON ROBERTSON, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 beginning at 11:00 A.M. on March 20, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 148, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 84 AND 85, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With 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 ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 433475 ON 2/20,27/2013 Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 08000386CA SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, V S. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LEINORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY THRU, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY ELLEN SULLIVAN, DECEASED CARMEN A LEXANDRA, JEVIER-SULLIVAN, JOHN DOE N/K/A PHILLIP MANISCALCO, JANE DOE N/K/A TERRI PHILLIPS, 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 December 13, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOTS 1, 2, AND 3 OF BLOCK 239, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 11, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1, BLOCK 239, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE AND PROCEED SOUTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 1, A DISTANCE OF 97.77 FEET ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE HOPKINS MEANDER LINE FORA POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH ALONG AN EXTENSION OF THE EAST BOUNDARY OF LOT 1, A DISTANCE OF 44.73 FEET; THENCE PROCEED IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF LINE LOTS 1 AND 2 OF BLOCK 239 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE HOPKINS MEANDER LINE; THENCE PROCEED NORTH 56 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 0 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 80.44 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 802 SW 3RD AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974; 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 March 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. 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 14th day of December, 2012 Clerk of the Circuit Court Sharon Robertson By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Tony A. Perez (813) 229-0900 x1269 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 433388 ON 2/13,20/2013 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? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR 0KEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-011 IN RE: ESTATE OF ERIK C. OTERSEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ERIK C. OTERSEN, deceased, whose date of death was July 15, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 5121, is pending in the Circuit Court for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is Feb. 13th, 2013. Personal Representative: Diana Otersen-Kafton IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 332 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. BALANDA CHARLES, Defendant. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 AM on March 20, 2013, the following property: The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 19, Section 36, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot 0) and The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 19, Section 36, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat book 4,pages3AthroughD,inclu 1801 SW 34th Terrace Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: Mary K. Gilmour Attorney for Diana Otersen-Kafton Florida Bar Number: 0699322 P.O. Box 2761 Stuart, Florida 34995 Telephone: (772) 781-4450 Fax: (772) 781-4850 E-Mail: gilmourlaw@yahoo.com 436545 ON 2/13,20/2013 sive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot P) ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: December 14, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 433900 ON 2/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.2009-CA-656 C&A FINANCIAL PROGRAMS, INC. & WAYNE B. LUNN & LOIS R. LUNN, AS TRUSTEES OF THE LUNN LIVING TRUST dated October 6, 1999 Plaintiffs Vs. RANGEL MARTINEZ et.al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the nal judgment of Foreclosure dated the 10th day of December, 2012 and entered in case number 472009CA656 of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein C&A FINANCIAL PROGRAMS INC. & WAYNE B. LUNN & LOIS R. LUNN, AS TRUSTEES OF THE LUNN LIVING TRUST dated October 6, 1999 are the PLAINTIFF, and RANGEL MARTINEZ a single man, his heirs, executors, assigns, creditors, and all persons claiming by, through or under him, and JOHN DOE, as tenant in possession, DEFENDANTS. The Clerk of the Circuit Court, in and for Okeechobee county, Florida shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER 312 N.W. 3rd St., JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the 20th day of March, 2013, the following described real property, as set forth in said nal judgment, to-wit: Lot 41 Block 52, BASSWOOD INC. Unit no 5, according to plat thereof at plat book 3, page 51, Public records Okeechobee county, Florida. 3010 NW 36th Av. Okeechobee, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OFF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLALM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact CORRIE JOHNSON, ADA coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, (772)807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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 clerta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coodinadora de ADA 250 NW Country Club Dr., suite 217 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recebido esta notifcacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiena una discapacidad audtiva o de habla, name al 711. KREYOL: ;Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, 250 NW Country Club Dr. suite 217 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 14th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Law Of ce John R. Cook PO Box 515 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone (863) 467-0297 433927 ON 2/20,27/2013 Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful!

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000616 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL ASSET-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2004-LH1 UNDER THE SALE AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED DECEMBER 1, 2004 Plaintiff, VS. BRADLEY P. DIETZ; MEERA DIETZ; JOSE I. RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2009-CA-000616, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL ASSET-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2004-LH1 UNDER THE SALE AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED DECEMBER 1, 2004 is Plaintiff and BRADLEY P. DIETZ; MEERA DIETZ; JOSE I. RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: TRACT 3, BLOCK 3, SUN & COUNTRY RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 98 TO 102 INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THAT PORTION OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22; THENCE RUN N. 8941’35” E., ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 1368.51 FEET, TO A POINT; THENCE RUN N. 3339’09” W., FOR A DISTANCE OF 617.30 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREINAFTER TO BE DESCRIBED: THENCE CONTINUE N 3339’09” W., FOR A DISTANCE OF 375.0 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN N 5620’51” E., 693 FEET SOUTHEASTERLY OF AND PARALLEL, AS MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES, WITH THE CENTERLINE OF OSOWOW ROAD AS LAID DOWN AND USED, FOR A DISTANCE OF 695 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN S. 3339’09” E., FOR A DISTANCE OF 375 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN S 5620’51” W., FOR A DISTANCE OF 695 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THE SOUTHWESTERLY 35 FEET THEREOF BEING SUBJECT TO ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 14th day of December, 2012 SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.com 433319 ON 2/13,20/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000597 SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. SALVADOR Y. BORTONE et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 12, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2008CA-000597 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK’, is the Plaintiff and SALVADOR Y. BORTONE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SALVADOR Y. BORTONE; L.J. CLARK CONSTRUCTION INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 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 March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 61, HUDSON LAKE RANCHES (UNRECORDED PLAT) A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN A PORTION OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 26; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 26, FOR 3,423.16 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, FOR 754.83 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 41 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST, FOR 455.29 FEET; THENCE NORTH 43 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST, FOR 571.60 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE WITH A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE EAST, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 35.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 105 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 40 SECONDS; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR 64.31 FEET; THENCE NORTH 61 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST, FOR 215.23 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE WITH A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 235.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 56 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 40 SECONDS; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR 232.12 FEET; THENCE NORTH 51 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST, FOR 68.61 FEET TO A POINT AT THE BEGINNING OF A NON-TANGENT CURVE, CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 1,020.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 05 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 56 SECONDS AND FROM SAID POINT A RADIAL LINE BEARS NORTH 55 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR 98.78 FEET TO A POINT OF REVERSE CURVATURE WITH A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 1,400.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 11 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 21 SECONDS; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR 289.69 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 28 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST, FOR 76.60 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE WITH A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 228.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 23 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 51 SECONDS; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR 92.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SUBJECT TO EXISTING EASEMENTS, RIGHTS-OFWAY, COVENANTS, RESERVATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, IF ANY. SAID LANDS LYING AND SITUATE IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID LANDS CONTAIN 6.25 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. A/K/A XXXX HWY 98 N, 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 13, 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 F08095656 SUNTRUST-CONV---Team 4 F08095656 **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 711.1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. 433523 ON 2/20,27/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Small amount 5 Otherwise 9 Rare score note 14 Spanish actress Chaplin (Charlies granddaughter) 15 Songdom showgirl 16 French garlic sauce 17 Sauvignon __ 18 Some govt. lawyers 19 They dont mix with just anybody 20 Mount Olympus and environs? 23 Court statistic 24 Get ready for a competition, bodybuilder-style 27 Eighth-century Japanese capital 29 Met 31 Levels 34 Thinking like Aesop? 36 Simple step 38 Nuke 39 First name in architecture 40 One majoring in traditional knowledge? 45 Howard of Hollywood 46 It may be tapped 47 Sainted pope called the GreatŽ 49 Escargot 50 Sinus-clearing condiment 54 Quills for Chaucer? 58 Up and about 61 Early Macys Day Parade balloon designer 62 Highchair component 63 One of the Allman Brothers 64 GrandŽ or demiŽ ballet move 65 Auxiliary 66 Game with blocks 67 Card, e.g. 68 Break DOWN 1 Matter of faith 2 Golfer Sabbatini and actor Calhoun 3 Some OKs 4 Knock down during a raid 5 Hyundai sedan 6 Californias selfproclaimed Zinfandel Capital of the WorldŽ 7 Pole, for one 8 Facility 9 Kennedy designer 10 Small distinction 11 Where to go in London? 12 Eastern N.Y. airport 13 Angelas AshesŽ sequel 21 Govt. jet set? 22 Go nowhere special 25 Fail, after goŽ 26 Wing: Prefix 28 70s congresswoman known as Battling BellaŽ 29 Ward off 30 Eat to excess 31 De__, Illinois 32 Chiwere speakers 33 Philosopher Kierkegaard 35 Boy 37 Dressing down41 Mountain destination 42 Spill 43 Yanni fan, maybe 44 Exactly 48 1987 Beatty/Hoffman flop 51 Isolated nest 52 Finishing nails 53 The best __ to beŽ: Browning 55 Jazz venue? 56 Spill 57 City north of Pittsburgh 58 Trans. or intrans. 59 Go after, in a way 60 Avoid burning, perhaps By Marti Duguay-Carpenter (c)2011TribuneMediaServicesInc 06/10/11 06/10/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2012 CA 000491 J&J LAND INVESTMENTS, L.L.C., a Florida limited liability company Plaintiff(s), vs. J.W. CHARLES HESTER, a single person; PAIGE CARL CLOUD, a single person; MONEY CONSULTANTS, INC., a Florida corporation, TENANT #1, and TENANT #2, the names being ctitious to account for parties in possession Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION T O: J.W. CHARLES HESTER and all unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, legatees, grantees and creditors of any of the foregoing and all other parties claiming interests by, through, under or against them; and all unknown natural persons, if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, or under those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property hereafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure on or concerning the following described real property in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 17, CROOKED CREEK PLANTATION, UNIT I, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 77 and 78, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on MICHAEL M. WALLACK, Esq., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Wallack Law Firm, 3260 Fruitville Road, Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34237, within 30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded on the complaint or petition led herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court at County, Florida, this 7 day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk 436525 ON 2/13,20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA FILE NO. 2012CA446 SHARON A. MING Plaintiff VS. LERA A. JORDAN, AND THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF LERA A. JORDAN, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY AND THROUGH, UNDER AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: LERA A. JORDAN, AND THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF LERA A. JORDAN, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY AND THROUGH, UNDER AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); et al. YOU ARE NOTIFIED than a Adverse Possession Complaint with regard to: The South 100 feet of Lots 3 and 4, Block 234, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, page 6, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida has been led against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on Plaintiff’s attorney, JAMES P. COVEY, ESQ., whose address is P.O. Box 657, Vero Beach, Florida 32961 within 20 days following the nal date of publication. You must le your original written defense with the clerk of this Court within the time frame stated; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated on February 7, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk 436516 ON 2/13,20,27;3/6/2013 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CC 127 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. JEAN J. VITALIEN, DANTILE VITALIEN, and ODVE NARCISSE, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Dec. 17, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 AM on March 20, 2013, the following property: The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 10, Section 11 Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres) (aka Lot P). ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: December 18, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 433879 ON 2/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-127 ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, VS.PAUL J. CORMIER a/k/a PAUL CORMIER, UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF PAUL J. CORMIE a/k/a PAUL CORMIER, DECEASED, AND AL UNKNOWN PERSONS OR PARTIES HAVING 0R CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, 0 INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY LOCATED A 6615 S.E. 56th STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34974; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Upon Default dated December 13, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-127, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, wherein, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on the 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee County Judicial Center at 11:00 o’clock A.M., on the 20th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment Upon Default, to wit: Lot 1, Block 9 ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT NO II, A CONDOMINIUM, according to the Declaration of Condominium as recorded in O.R. Book 267, Pages 1857-1885 and amendment thereto as recorded in O.R. book 269, Page 1177-1291, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and all subsequent amendments as recorded in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, this 14th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Cler k 433922 ON 2/20,27/2013 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 472009CA000150CAXXXX SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MORDECHAI BOAZIZ, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led December 13, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 472009CA000150CAXXXX 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 in the Jury A ssembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Ok eechobee, FL. 34972 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 13th day of March, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 10, BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #:2010 CA 000332 American General Home Equity, Inc. Plaintiff, vs Geraldine A. Bertram; City of Okeechobee, Florida Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010 CA 000332 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OkeePublic NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000193 CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. DAVID A. RACITI; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID A. RACITI; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); ALFRED R. RACITI; SHIRLEY A. RACITI; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 62, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 95 AND Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472008CA000605CAAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff(s), VS. WILLIAM RICHARD ULLMANN; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on December 13, 2012 in Civil Case No.: 472008CA000605CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and, WILLIAM RICHARD ULLMANN; CLAUDETTE J. ULLMANN; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLAUDETTE J.ULLMANN; AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM on MARCH 13, 2013, in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 8, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OF THE WEST 60 FEET AND SOUTH 30 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES. AS RECORDED IN PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEEPublic Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-188 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: DEKE AUSTIN PADGETT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DEKE AUSTIN PADGETT, deceased, whose date of death was January 27, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX-8990, is the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, File No.: 2012-CP-188; the address of is Probate Division, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the defendant’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this Notice. WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is February 20, 2013. KENNETH E. PADGETT Personal Representative 14344 N.E. 56th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 WILLIAM J. WALLACE, P.A. Attorney for Petitioner 115 N.W. 11th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 467-4671 (863) 763-5360 (Fax) 437093 ON 2/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-183 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: GLENDA S. ALLEN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GLENDA S. ALLEN, deceased, whose date of death was August 29, 2012, and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX-1378, is the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, File No.: 2012-CP-183; the address of is Probate Division, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, in20 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000381 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. RIGAUD SAINTFORT, 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 December 11, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2008CA-000381 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 Rigaud Saintfort; Yolaine Louis Jeune Saintfort; and Simone Properties, 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, at 11:00 A.M. on March 13, 2013 the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Tract 5 of Simone Estates: A parcel of land lying in Section 23, Township 34 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of the West one-half (W 1/2) of said Section 23; Thence South 8817’54” West, along the South line of said W 1/2 of Section 23, a distance of 1020.82 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue South 88 17’54” West, along said South line, a distance of 1032.01 feet; Thence North 0006’16” West, a distance of 1632.69 feet to Point B on the centerline of the 70.00 foot wide ingress, egress and utility easement as shown on Map of Simone Estates, dated June 21, 2004; Thence North 7904’16” East, along said centerline, a distance of 493.17 feet to a concrete monument with cap stamped Almond PSM 5081; Thence North 8817’54” East, along said centerline, a distance of 547.43 feet to Point A on said centerline; Thence South 0006’16” East, A Distance Of 1711.80 Feet To The Point of Beginning; Subject to and Together With the right of ingress, egress and public utilities under that certain Grant of Easement recorded August 5, 2004 in O.R. Book 539 at page 192, 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. 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 13th day of December, 2012. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk WWR #10055467 Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954-740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5290 433355 ON 2/13,20/2013 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 14th day of December, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 225 E. ROBINSON ST. SUITE 660 ORLANDO, FL 32801 (407)674-1850 433323 ON 2/13,20/2012 chobee County, Florida, wherein American General Home Equity, Inc. Plaintiff and Geraldine A. Bertram 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 March 20, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE1/4) OF SECTION TWENTY (20) TOWNSHIP THIRTY SEVEN (37) SOUTH, RANGE THIRTY FIVE (35) EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS ROAD RIGHTS OF WAY 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 ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772)807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 433712 ON 2/20,27/2013 96, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH PH091831A AND PH091831B. To include a: 1988 PALM VIN PH091831A 45718206 1988 PALM VIN PH091831B 45718214 A/K/A 2570 SE 18th Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34974 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on March 6, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 30th day of November, 2012. NOTICE 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 adaptation 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 falto 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 l ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 437205 ON 2/20,27/2013CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on December 18, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT Sharon Robertson Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 307 Boca Raton, FL 33433 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 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. 433368 DSN 2/13,20/2013 cluding unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the defendant’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this Notice. WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is February 20, 2013. BILLY DON ALLEN Personal Representative 509 N.W. 16th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 WILLIAM J. WALLACE, P.A. Attorney for Petitioner 115 N.W. 11th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 467-4671 (863) 763-5360 (Fax) 437092 ON 2/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000346 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. KIMBERLY ANDERSON A/K/A KIMBERLY L. ANDERSON A/K/A KIMBERLY L. LONGBERRY, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 13, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA000346 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Kimberly Anderson a/k/a Kimberly L. Anderson a/k/a Kimberly L. Longberry, Okeechobee County, State of Florida, 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 in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants 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, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 20th day of March 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 2, BLOCK 4, REVISED PLAT OF WILCOX SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 817 SOUTHEAST 8TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 19th 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 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com SG 10-46474 In 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. 433769 ON 2/20,27/2013 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CC 140 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. ODVE NARCISSE and MARIE G. NARCISSE, Defendants. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Dec. 17, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2ND Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 AM on March 20, 2013, the following property: The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 14, Section 26 Township 34 South, Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Boo k 4, pages 3A through D, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres) (aka Lot N). ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: December 18, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Sandra L. 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Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE TO: Renee Decker of Stuart, Florida 34947 and all other persons claiming interest in the below described motor vehicle. A public auction will be held at John’s RV & Auto Service Of ce at 4345 SE 22nd St., Okeechobee Florida 34974 On Friday the 15th day of MARCH 2013 From 10:00-10:30 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.585 For unpaid Parts, Labor and Storage. Year, Make, Model & VIN is as follows 2005 Suzuki GSX1300R Motorcycle JS1GW7t A352103268 Terms of the sale are cash, no checks or credit cards will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” condition with no guarantees. MV80367 on 2/19/2013 437162 ON 2/20/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2012CA258 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home A dministration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000359 CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, V S. CARL M. MITCHELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARL M. MITCHELL; CINDY C. MITCHELL A/K/A CYNTHIA C. MITCHELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY C. MITCHELL A/K/A CYNT HIA C. MITCHELL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUST EES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 11, BLOCK 6, OF DIXIE RANCH A CRES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID DIXIE RANCH A CRES AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on March 20, 2013. 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 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 17th day of December, 2012 Sharon Robertson CLERK OF CURCUIT COURT By Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk T HIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive T ampa, FL 33619-1328 A ttorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, A DA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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. T anpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 j ou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 j ou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele, 711. 433479 ON 2/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CP190 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER IN RE: Estate of JESSE LEE HAYES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate of JESSE LEE HAYES Deceased, whose date of death was October 9, 2012, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-8188, Case Number 2012-CP-190 is pending in the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472008CA000376 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGEBACKED TRUST, SERIES 2006-L1, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-L1, Plaintiff, v. SILVIA V. ACEVEDO; LUIS CARLOS PEREIRA; 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 21 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 Plaintiff, vs. AMANDA SCRUGGS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 4, 2012, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Lot 2, Block 34, 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. at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on March 13, 2013, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS THRIFT STORE WANTED TO BUY CAR WASH 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 Sunshine Hand Wash & Wax (70E Next to ABC Liquor) Inside/Outside, Full Service FREE VACUUMING Cars $11* SUV $15**Prices may vary Advertise your business today! okeeadsales@newszap.comAMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADA COORDINATOR, CORRIE JOHNSON, TELEPHONE (772)807-4370, WITHIN SEVEN (7) WORKING DAYS OF THE COURT APPEARANCE. IF HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 711. DATED on December 5, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court 312 NW Third Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 433440 ON 2/13,20/2013 Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 125 Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is: Feb. 13, 2013. Personal Representative: DARREL WAYNE SMITH 1309 Alexander Street Eldorado, IL 62930 Law Of ce Of CASSELS & McCALL JOHN D. CASSELS, JR. Attorney for-Personal Representative FBN: 0261521 Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, FL 34973-0968 (863) 763-3131 jdc@legal-one.com pleadings@legal-one.com 436275 ON 2/13,20/2013 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. 472008CA000376 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 13th day of March, 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 23 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; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED AT OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA THIS 3rd day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 432706 ON 2/13,20/2013 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. In this age of exploitive and trashy media, were proud to be different. We believe in operating and publishing our newspaper as a public trust. 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22 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 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 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Three employees of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) were recently honored for reaching a milestone of 25 years of service to the county and the sheriff’s of ce. Dispatch Corporal Kathy Smith, Detective Corporal Rosemary Farless and Detention Deputy Captain Anthony Madrigal were all presented with pins to recognize their reaching that plateau. “These three individuals are a source of pride for me in that they have all served their career of 25 years with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. It is important to me to make this a place where young people can stay in our county and work,” said Sheriff Paul May. “All three of these individuals are in supervisory positions and are what makes this place work.” Cpl. Smith began her employment with the sheriff’s of ce on July 20, 1987, and was promoted to shift supervisor in 1989. After resigning in 1990, Cpl. Smith rejoined the sheriff’s of ce in 1991 and reached the rank of corporal on Jan. 4, 2005. “Kathy is a corporal in our communications division, which is one of the most important positions in our department,” pointed out the sheriff. Cpl. Farless also started as a dispatcher and began her career with the sheriff’s ofce on Jan. 11, 1988. She became a member of the OCSO auxiliary in 1990 and a member of the OCSO road patrol division in 1991. On Jan. 12, 1998, she moved from the road division to the criminal investigations division when she became a detective. She then tendered her resignation on Feb. 9, 2000, but rejoined the OCSO on Nov. 20, 2000, and went back to work on the road patrol. She was promoted to the rank of deputy corporal on Jan. 8, 2001. On March 1, 2006, Cpl. Farless once again became a detective with the CID unit and was named Detective Corporal on Sept. 1, 2012. “Rosie is a detective corporal who specializes in sex crimes—especially crimes against children—and there is none any better,” Sheriff May explained. Capt. Madrigal began his detention deputy career on Nov. 2, 1987, then resigned his position in 1990. He didn’t stay away long, however, as he was rehired later that same year. On Sept. 17, 1992, he was promoted to the rank of corporal and then reached the rank of sergeant six years later. He became a staff sergeant in 1999 and then a lieutenant about a year later. He was promoted to the rank of captain on March 1, 2007. “Tony has worked his way up from a detention deputy to the second in command in the county jail,” said the sheriff. “I am very proud they (Cpl. Smith, Cpl. Farless and Capt. Madrigal) chose a career not onl y in our sheriff’s of ce, but in Okeechobee County.” OCSO honors three for 25 years of service Submitted photo/ OCSODispatch Corporal Kathy Smith (center) was recently recognized for her 25 years of service to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. Presenting Cpl. Smith with her 25-year pin are OCSO Major Noel Stephen (left) and Sheriff Paul May (right). Submitted photo/ OCSODetective Corporal Rosemary Farless (center) reached a milestone recently when she was honored for her 25 years of service to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. Presenting Cpl. Farless with her pin are Major Noel Stephen (left) and Sheriff Paul May (right). Submitted photo/ OCSODetention Deputy Captain Anthony Madrigal (center) has been with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce for 25 years and was recently honored for that achievement. Presenting Capt. Madrigal with his 25year pin are Jail Administrator Ronnie White (left) and OCSO Major Noel Stephen (right). Special to the Okeechobee NewsSeminole jacket winnerPictured with Dowling Watford (left) of the Okeechobee Battle eld Friends is Lee Lykes, the lucky winner of the beautiful Seminole jacket that was donated by Maggie Osceola. This jacket drawing occurred during the annual Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment that was held the weekend of Feb. 2 and 3 at the Okeechobee Battle eld State Park. Special to the Okeechobee NewsLion Country Safari winnerFlorida Community Health Centers, Inc. in collaboration with Florida KidCare hosted a booth at the sixth annual Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo. In addition to sharing information about the Dr. Fred Brown Center, Florida KidCare and the Health Bene ts Navigator Program, they had a drawing for two tickets to Lion Country Safari. Pictured left to right are Dawn Frazier, FCHC health bene ts navigator, and the winner Patty Burnette.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today expanded hunting opportunities on private lands and on nearly 6 million acres of its public-hunting w ildlife management area (WMA) system. New rules also include allowing the use of air guns to take rabbits and gray squirrels, and make a slight modi cation to the boundary line between hunting zones C and D, south of Tallahassee. Two new WMAs in the FWC's Southwest Region of the state were also established and go into effect July 1. Both properties are owned by the Southwest Florida Water Management District and will offer a suite of hunting and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Lower Hillsborough WMA in Hillsborough County is 2,775 acres, and Weekiwachee WMA is a 2,850-acre tract within Hernando County. "The speci c changes to the quota system were made in response to requests from hunters and to increase opportunity and hunter satisfaction for WMA quota hunt participants," FWC Division of Hunting and Game Management Director Diane Eggeman said. "Changes to the quota system adjust the bag limit on deer and spring turke y quota hunts on 39 WMAs to better accommodate guest hunters." Investigators with the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) led charges with the State Attorney's Of ce regarding a violation of the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act. Ryan William Waterman, 21, of Ft. Pierce allegedly approached a manatee calf in Taylor Creek in St. Lucie County in January. FWC investigators received a tip from a citizen regarding pictures that Waterman had posted on Facebook. The pictures show W aterman and two young children petting a manatee calf. They also show Waterman lifting the calf partially out of the water. One image even shows a child sitting on top of the manatee. The State Attorney agreed with the charges led by FWC Investigators and subsequently a warrant was issued for Waterman's arrest. The Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act stipulates that it is illegal to injure, harm, harass, capture or attempt to capture a Florida manatee. An interaction that may seem harmless and innocent may ultimately have serious consequences for manatees and other wildlife. "This was a young manatee which was likely still dependant on its mother for food and protection," said FWC manatee biologist Dr. Thomas Reinert. "Separating the two could have severe consequences for the calf." "The calf also appeared to be experiencing manatee cold-stress syndrome, a condition that can lead to death in extreme cases," said Reinert. "Taking the calf out of the water may have worsened its situation." "This investigation is an example of our commitment to carry out our mission to protect Florida's natural resources and people through proactive and responsive la w enforcement services," said FWC Lt. Chris Harris. "It also demonstrates our efforts to work with federal partners, the general public and the State Attorney's of ce to achieve this goal." The FWC asks anyone who witnesses manatee harassment or nds a dead or distressed manatee to please call the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922). 23 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 Trooper Dorestan indicated that the accident is still under investigation. The report stated that Mr. Carrillo's van sustained an estimated $5,000 in damages, and that everyone in the van was wearing their seat belts. A CCIDENTContinued From Page 1 lying on his back with "... a pool of blood around his head." Simmons' wife was also in the home and told deputies that her childrenages 3 and 6were missing and that her husband must have them. MCSO deputies Drew Patterson and Ross found Simmons who was driving a gold Chevrolet pickup, stated a report by MCSO Deputy Jennifer Cuty. All three deputies tried to get Simmons to stop but he reportedly refused. The deputies gave chase along S.R. 714 until, somewhere just inside the Okeechobee County line, deputies from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) also became involved. According to a report by OCSO Deputy Matt Crawford, at 2:19 a.m. OCSO Deputy Sergeant Rob Coleman deployed stop sticks at S.E. 128th Ave. and S.R. 710, but Simmons w as able to avoid them and continue west on S.R. 710. But just a couple of minutes later Simmons crashed his truck. The vehicle reportedly rolled over several times and ended up on its wheels in a canal with the water level reaching the windows of the truck. Deputy Crawford stated he then saw Simmons climbing out a passenger side w indow and holding one of his children. He put the child on the roof of the truck then retrieved the other child and sat her on the truck's roof. The OCSO deputy's report then stated that Simmons put both of his children beside him in the bed of the truck. Deputies surrounded the vehicle and tried without success to get Simmons, who they feared may still be armed, to come to them and leave the children where they were. At some point Deputy Crawford and OCSO Deputy Joe Gracie entered the canal and waded to the truck where they tried to get Simmons to surrender. Finally, continued the report, Deputy Gracie managed to push Simmons away and grab the two young children. At that time Deputy Crawford grabbed Simmons and tried to handcuff him, but the man allegedly refused to comply. Deputy Crawford stated that he shot Simmons with his taser in the upper torso and, along with Sgt. Coleman, tried to take the man into custody. But, he continually pushed the deputies away, added the report. Simmons reportedly relented after being hit with the stun gun four or ve times and was taken into custody without further incident. Deputy Crawford's report went on to state that Simmons, who was complaining of pain in his left arm, was taken to Raulerson Hospital. From there, he was taken to the Okeechobee County Jail. Emergency medical personnel checked the conditions of both children, who were then returned to Martin County by an MCSO deputy. The children were in a patrol car during the struggle between deputies and their father. Deputy Cuty's report stated both girls were cold, but uninjured. SIMMONSContinued From Page 1 An Okeechobee truck driver involved in a seven-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on S.R. 710 on Feb. 12, died of a heart attack, according to information released by the Florida Highway Patrol on Tuesday. According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report 45-year-old Danny F. Major of Okeechobee was pronounced dead at the scene around 10:05 a.m. on Feb. 12. According to the FHP report, all seven of the vehicles were westbound on S.R. 710 and approaching the entrance ramp to the Florida Turnpike. The other six vehicles were either stopped or slowing for the red traf c light, indicated the trooper's report. According to the initial FHP report, Mr. Major was driving a 2013 Peterbilt tractortrailer. When his vehicle failed to slow down, it started a chain reaction crash. Investigation of the accident revealed that the accident occurred after Mr. Major suffered a heart attack, according to the Medical Examiner's report. None of the other drivers or passengers involved in the crash were injured. Truck driver died of heart attack Man faces charges for harassing manatee calf FWC expands hunting opportunity, improves quota system

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 24 Okeechobee News February 20, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Jaryaca Baker tossed a 1-hit shutout and Okeechobee took command of District 127A Friday night with a 5-0 win over Martin County in high school girls softball action at OHS. Baker was in command throughout and OHS used their speed and aggressiveness to score runs against Tiger pitcher Kaitlin Brown. Carissa Licata walked, stole second and third and scored on a sacri ce y by Delany Osceola in the rst. Baker followed with a triple and she scored when Martin County threw away a ground ball off the bat of Sarah Davis. Licata walked and scored in the third and Okeechobee scored twice when Martin County made two errors on one play in the fourth, to complete their scoring. Stormy Stokes added a sixth inning double for OHS, (3-1). Courtney Noonan had a third inning single to account for the only hit for the Tigers. Brahman Coach Heather Gillis said the team has improved dramatically every day. She said Baker was impressive on the mound and wanted to nish the game. "She took a few years off from pitching but this summer she started back up again. This year I anticipated rotating our pitchers but she has stepped it up and had a great game tonight," she added. Baker showed solid velocity but admits she is rusty and will have to work hard on her location and on the movement of her pitches throughout the season. She walked a few batters, including two in the sixth, but was able to pitch out of trouble. "I have to hit my spots and it is kind of hard for me. I work on my pitching a lot at home when I watch TV. I'm a senior this year so I have to do this to help my team," she said. Gillis said the game with Martin County was much better than a lackluster performance Tuesday in Sebastian. The team fell behind 11-3 in that game before they were able to rally. "I don't think we played as well as we're capable of against Sebastian. We had a rough start and didn't wake up until the sixth inning. This was a much better performance," she added. Gillis said she was very pleased with the aggressive base running of her team. She has instructed all of the girls to be super aggressive and use their speed and force the defense to make perfect throws and tags. Baker also praised the defense behind her, who played errorless ball in the game. "My team backed me up well. We have a really great team this year, I just love my team, I couldn't have asked for a better team this year," she added. The only surprise of the night was the weather as the eld became foggy in the middle innings. The fog got pretty thick on the eld as spectators had trouble following the action. Baker said the fog didn't impact the team but helped their morale as they joked about big foot. "When you're up in the sixth inning you might as well have fun. I want to brag on my team. They push me so hard and I give them a lot of credit," she added. The Lady Brahmans play at home this Friday, Feb. 22, against South Fork. The OHS Junior Varsity also won big, 12-0, thanks to an eight-run rst inning. Lady Brahman softballers blank Martin County Special to the Okeechobee News NAYA is the Native American Youth Organization, whose purpose is to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education. Each year young native athletes 8-18 y ears old gather to compete in basketball, baseball, and softball with the tournaments rotating between the tribes. This year the Seminole Tribe of Florida is responsible for the baseball and softball tournament and has selected Brighton Reservation in conjunction with Okeechobee to host the games. The tournament is scheduled for July 18-21 and will include teams from New York, Mississippi, North Carolina, A labama, Louisiana, Florida, and anticipates over 50 teams. This invitation will impact Okeechobee, as it is calculated, for every 10 teams it generates $100,000. What a remarkable boost this will be to the county in the summer months, almost completely reserving every motel room in the county, local restaurants should get a boost as well, from the tribal members being here. Dallas Nunez, site manager, of the Brighton Indian Reservation, along with Richard Blankenship Tribal wide Director of the Recreation Department, are really making great plans to encourage all the teams to stay in Okeechobee, use the elds here, and have a wonderful, "fun in the sun" weekend. This location is the best for teams to visit, as we are also close to the coast, and the beaches. The Seminole Tribe desires to have more structure, do much more inter-tribal wide sports, as one kid in the Birghton may not know the children in the Big Cypress area teams. They would like for all children to know each other, while maintaining a competitive spirit. Tn the past year, NAYA has been diligent in more activity amongst the children with a program-driven department. The students are to maintain a grade point average deserving of having permission to play the games. Brighton hosting NAYA baseball/softball tourney Special to the Okeechobee NewsNative American Youth Organization is comprised of tribes including Cherokee, Choctaw, Poarch Creek, Seminole, Seneca, and Coushatta. NAYO is one of the oldest established organizations offering sports competition for Native Americans. Pictured are Aidan Tommie, Recreation Director Richard Blankenship, Jarrod Bert, Todd Pierce, Donavon Harris, Cyrus Smedley, Billy Bailey, Brighton Recreation Manager Dallas Nunez, Deagan Osceola, Christian White, Makya King and Alex Valdes. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyFoggy conditions didn’t hurt OHS Friday as they shut out Martin County. Jaryaca Baker pitched a complete game.