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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 03-06-2013
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14.22 feetLast Year: 12.93 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level The Speckled Perch Festival is planned fo r this weekend, March 9 and 10 in downtow n Okeechobee. Festival booths will open Saturday morning i n Flagler Park on State Road 70 with arts and craft s and a wide variety of food choices. A variety of en tertainment will also be showcased at the event. The Speckled Perch Festival Parade will star t at 11 a.m. featuring the newly-crowned festiva l royalty. The parade route starts on Parrott Avenu e (U.S. 441) at the Old U-Save Supermarket an d heads north on Parrott Avenue to State Road 7 0 and then heads west on State Road 70 to the en d of Flagler Park. Anyone interested in setting up a booth or en tering the parade, should contact the Main Stree t of ce at 863-357-6246 or e-mail okms@okeecho beemainstreet.com for an application. The Okeechobee Cattlemen's Spring Rode traditionally held in conjunction with the Speck led Perch Festival, will be held Saturday and Sun 48th Speckled Perch Festival is March 9 & 10Cattlemen’s Association to host Spring Rodeo Wednesday, March 6, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 28 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Over $200,000 stolen from Glades Electric ... Page 12 March of Dimes W alk for Babies on Saturday ... Page 7 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Even though the county has taken preliminary steps to build a new building for the tax collector and property appraiser, that proposed building, as presently conceived, may not become a reality. In 2010, in order to save money, the state legislature required county tax collectors to take over issuing drivers' licenses by 2015. However, that deadline will come a little earlier for Okeechobee. The current drivers' license of ce will close in June 2014. By that time, if commissioners decide to continue the current service, a suitable building must be available. If commissioners decide to keep the drivers' license of ce, the county would be involved in more than just renewing licenses. The current drivers' license of ce is a full-service of ce. This means that in addition to renewals, they issue commercial drivers' licenses, take photographs, administer drivers tests, do ngerprints and drug testing and make determinations based on a person's medical condition. In the case of renewals for women who have had their names changed by marriage or divorce, the drivers' license of ce must verify documentation of all name changes for the e-verif y system. Until recently, county administrator Robbi e Charter was operating under the assumptio n that the sheriff needed more space. Therefor e she proceeded with plans for a new buildin g for the property appraiser and tax collector i n order to give the sheriff's of ce the Alderma n Building. The Alderman Building was built in 1962 t o house the jail. Currently it houses the of ces o f the property appraiser and the tax collector. I t County’s building plans may changeOCT presents ‘The Odd Couple’ ... Page 8 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Maurisa TremainFestival PrincessesSpeckled Perch Princess First Runner-up Elizabeth Smith, Princess Anaya Gomez and Second Runner-up Tess D’Ariano were among those honored at the Speckled Perch Festival pageant. For more on the story, see pages 9 and 10. See FESTIVAL — Page 2 See BUILDING — Page 2

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 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. 2 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 day at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Gates open daily at noon. The rodeo starts at 2 p.m. Advance rodeo tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, ages 7 to 12. Children age 6 or younger will be admitted free. Tickets at the gate will be $12 for adults. Public entrance to the Agri-Civic Center is off State Road 710. FESTIVALContinued From Page 1 has 6,504 square feet and has an assessed v alue of $415,550. The county awarded a contract for design of the new building in the amount of $149,700. To date $53,862 has been spent on designing the building. County staff has also negotiated with the city concerning the number of on-street parking spaces that would be required for the proposed building. “We were doing it for the sheriff’s of ce,” said the administrator. Mrs. Chartier said she just recently learned that the sheriff was not planning to move. “I do not want the Alderman Building,” said Sheriff Paul May. He said that remodelling the building would increase his budget, something he is not willing to do. With the completion of the emergency operations center the sheriff’s of ce dispatch center has moved into that building. According to Okeechobee County Tax Collector Celeste Watford, her present location would not accommodate the issuing of driver’s licenses. “It won’t be in this building,” Mrs. Watford said of the Alderman Building. “The state has already been here and said my of ce isn’t big enough.” She said the county commissioners have several options. Because the county’s population is less than 75,000, they can decide not to have a drivers’ license of ce. That would mean drivers would have to drive to adjoining counties to do business with a drivers’ license of ce. If they decide to keep the services, there are two options. Mrs. Watford said that if her entire staff is kept under one roof, she would need two more employees for a total of 12 employees. However, the drivers’ license of ce could be housed separately from the rest of the tax collector’s staff. In that case she said she would need three, possibly four, additional employees. The size of the building needed would depend, in part, on the number of employees it would house. At their next meeting on March 14 the Okeechobee County Commission will discuss their options.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. BUILDINGContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Pete Gawda When this picture was taken, there were not too many people doing business in the Okeechobee County Tax Collector’s Of ce. However, Tax Collector Celeste Watford said there are times when people are waiting out in the lobby. She said that more space is needed in order to accommodate a drivers’ license of ce. The following person is on Okeechobee’s Most Wanted list. There are active warrants for these persons. The criteria for making Okeechobee’s Most Wanted list is based on the severity of the crime in conjunction with the age of the warrant. Nathan Daniel Hat eld, 27, is 6’2”, weighs about 180 lbs, has brown hair and hazel eyes. He has tattoos on his right arm. He is wanted on charges of Burglary, Grand Theft and Dealing In Stolen Property. If you have any information on the whereabouts of any of Okeechobee’s Most Wanted you can call the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800273-TIPS (8477). If you call Treasure Coast Crimes Stoppers, you have the option of remaining anonymous. You can also receive a reward if the information results in an arrest. Crime Doesn’t Pay, But We Do! Okeechobee’s Most Wanted Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaAccording to Okeechobee County Tax Collector Celeste Watford, the Alderman Building, built in 1962, is not large enough to hold the increase in employees and customers that would occur if the building housed a drivers license of ce. Nathan Daniel Hat eld

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Special to the Okeechobee News“Catch the Fair Fever” at the Seventh Annual Okeechobee County Fair, March 12-17, at the Agri-Civic Center and Fairgrounds on 710 East. Whether you go for the rides, livestock, food, exhibits, entertainment, or horse shows, there is so much to see and do at the fair. Opening Day, Tuesday, will be “Dollar Night” with $1 entry, $1 rides, $1 food items and reworks. Wednesday is Student Night which is $2 entry for students. Thursday night is Food Bank Night. Bring three cans of food for $2 entry. Friday and Saturday are Equine Events and Dennis Lee Shows. Sunday is Family Day with free admission and Southern Quali er Drill Team Competition in the outside horse arena. Wade Shows will be back with thrilling rides, kiddie rides, armbands every day, and games of chance. The Competitive Events Tent will include baking, canning, horticulture, quilts, painting, photography, sewing, poster contest, wood carving, leather working, and a Lego Building Contest. All contests have separate categories for youth and adults. Wonderful presentations by each Okeechobee school will also be on display. New this year will be competitions for Duct Tape Creations, Trash to Treasures, Digitally Enhanced Photos, and Table Decorating Displays. The Fun-Time Corn Box will be back in the big Exhibit Tent with commercial and non-pro t exhibits. The ever popular Petting Zoo with a giraffe and other exotic animals will be back to delight people of all ages. Pig Races on land and water with the “Paddling Porkers,” The Magic of Lance Gifford, and the Horses, Horses, Horses Show will be fun for everyone! Okeechobee County 4-H and FFA students will show poultry, rabbits, lambs, goats, pigs, steers, beef breeding and dairy cattle. Horse shows and contests will be in the outside horse arena behind the horse barn on Saturday and Sunday. Miss Teen Okeechobee County Fair and Little Miss will be crowned on Saturday, March 9, at the OHS Lecture Hall starting at 7 p.m. The pageant features a great show by the entrants coordinated by Leslie’s Dance Studio. Miss Teen Okeechobee has the opportunity to participate in the Miss Florida USA Teen Contest. There will be lots of yummy food at the fair: Steak tid-bits, corn dogs, candied apples, funnel cakes, giant donuts, cotton candy, and much more to tickle your taste buds! Okeechobee Idol, Barrel Racing, a Strongman Contest, and Heroes Competition are some of the other fun events at the Fair. For a complete schedule visit www. okeechobeecountyfair.com. See you at the fair! County Fair slated for March 12-17 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BOGO For It!Go “nd Buy One Get One Free savings all over the store. Check our ads for new deals every week. publix.com/save 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 Bass Fishing Trips Duck Hunts Turkey Hunts • Gator Hunts F r i M a r c h 2 3 r d & S a t M a r c h 2 4 t h O N L Y U U p p T T o o 7 7 5 5 % % O O F F F F Spring Spring At Last At Last Fri., March 8th & Sat., March 9th ONLY 3 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 75F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tonight: Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Clear. High of 66F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night: Clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Okeechobee News/ File photoThe petting zoo includes a variety of exotic and domestic animals. Okeechobee News/ File photoChildren enjoy playing the corn bin at the Okeechobee County Fair.

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Sequestration Congressional Republicans are planning t o give the administration more exibility in instituting $85 billion in cuts, a proposal they s ay could protect the most vital programs. However, it appears that the administration v igorously opposes the plan, saying that it w ould do little to soften the blow to military and domestic programs. The Campaigner in Chief continues to talk to the citizens instead of actually sitting down with opposition and t rying to make a deal. How’s that Hopey Changey thing going for ya?  Maybe they could save some money if President Obama didn’t spend so much of it ying around on Air Force One taking vac ations and holding public rallies instead of s taying in D.C. and working with Congress t o solve the problem. He is trying to blackmail Congress into raising taxes instead of making the cuts to the budget that he agreed t o last year.  Despite our Great Leader’s recent use on the White House podium of the term “apocalyptic” to describe the sequester “cuts” (the sequester actually only Reduces t he Growth of Spending, it does NOT cut s pending), the history of previous budget c utting measures by Congress shows the c urrent Sequester is literally, “no big deal”... and that our current situation should have merited much larger “cutting.”Graduation Party Since the graduation party is supposed t o be for the whole graduating class, I think t hey should consider the fact that many families in Okeechobee do not approve of gamb ling. In the past this meant some parents did not want their children at the party.  If the graduates are like the teenagers I know, they would rather play video games t han cards. Try setting up video game tournaments. As for the prizes, give out trophies for the contests, as in bragging rights, and have the big door prize drawings at the end of the party.  Here’s a thought: Instead of the adults trying to decide what kind of party the kids want, how about asking the Class of 2013 and their parents? Just because the poker party was the thing to do 20 years ago does not mean they have to do it every year. Would this year’s graduates prefer other activities? Would they prefer a door prize drawing instead of the bidding for prizes with gambling winnings? One way to nd out. Go to a class meeting and ask them.Driver’s license of ce I went by another building that the commissioners decided the county needed. I think it cost the taxpayers $2 million and when they hold a meeting at it there is no parking so they have to park in the grass and all along the edge of the road which is very unsafe. The building is the emergency management building on Ninth Street. A lot of money for a building. If we don’t complain to the commissioners, we are going to end up with another expensive building we don’t need.  I understand they need more space because the tax of ce has to take over the driver’s license of ce duties in order to keep one open in Okeechobee County. But why such a big building and all of the other ofces moving too? What’s wrong with the Alderman Building that could not be xed? Is it in such bad shape they need a whole new building?  I wish someone would answer why they need a new of ce? I’ve asked some of the commissioners and haven’t received a good answer. It’s needed because there isn’t enough room. I asked them what’s wrong with the current system of two separate ofces? Answer: no reply. Why don’t we use an empty building/of ce? Answer: there aren’t any that meet the needs. (Really? With so many sitting empty?) Why spend $2 million of taxpayer’s money. Answer: it’s not coming out of the operating budget it’s a different pot of money. It’s still taxpayer’s money that could be used for other things besides another government building. Maybe put towards the ball elds so they could have held the big yearly games there that got turned down from no money. They closed Okee-Tantie because no money. I’m sure we can all name something that was not done because of no money but no answer from the commissioners as to why they need this big new building. Move the property appraiser to a different building. The current driver’s license building is not that big. 2013 Kiwanis Radio Auction raises $5,500The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee would like to express sincere gratitude toward our generous community for making the annual radio auction fundraiser a huge success. The auction raised a record amount in three hours on Saturday, Feb. 23. We send a big THANK YOU to Ken Keller, Billy Dean, Wayne Cunningham and WOKC for their help with pre-event promotions and airtime for the auction. Also CenterState Bank graciously allowed the Kiwanis Club to use their facility to house our auction and for providing lunch for all the workers. Thank you to the following business owners and individuals for donating items and services for our auction: 1Stop Party Shop, ABS Jones Supply, Advanced Water Tech., Bandana’s & Bows Pet Grooming, Bella Rose Day Spa, Big Lake Painting & Pressure Wash, Bill Houston, BRAT Club, Brown Cow Sweetery, CARQUEST Auto Parts, CenterState Bank, Choice Automotive, Courtney Crews, Crossroads Family Restaurant, Custom Graphics & Signs, Dave’s Mattress Outlet, Dominos, Donna Huth, Eli’s Western Wear and Trailer Sales, Emory Walker Company, Fast Break Marathon, Fitness and Aquatic Center, FM Portraits, Gilbert Oil, Gilbert Snapper/Line-X, Glades Economic Development Council, Golden Coral, Hope/Alive/Recharge LLC., Jack Wolff, Jim Cole, Judge Hendry, KOA, Lehman Auto Body, Lodge at the Lake Restaurant, Lonnie Kirsch, Mike & Sharon Wallace, Nutmeg’s Caf, OK Corral Gun Club, Okeechobe e Claws & Paws, Okeechobee Dodge/Jeep / Chrysler, Okeechobee Feed, Okeechobe e Fishing Headquarters, Okeechobee Gol f & Country Club, Okeechobee Motor Company, Quail Creek Plantation, Rio Bravo Restaurant, RSVP Organization, Serenity Coffe e Shop, Seventh Heaven Massage, Shenanigans, Slide on by Party Supply, Silver Spurs Trading Company, St. Lucie Battery & Tire, St. Lucie Mets, Syble’s Flowers, Syfrett Feed, Taylor Rental, Tobacco Place, Total Roadsid e Services and Walpole Feed. A special thank you goes to our community for participating by calling in and bidding on these great items, to the Okeechobee High School Key Club for the great job you did ‘running the bids’ to everyone and to all the Kiwanis Club members! The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee is part of an international network of Kiwanis Clubs, all of which strive to serve the youth of their communities. Locally we will continue to do so, applying these funds to th e following programs: Kiwanis Scholarship funds for OHS graduates, mathematics minigrants for local teachers, Reading is Fundamental, G4S Halfway House Christmas Party, Terri c Kids Awards program for 4th & 5th Graders, Key Club, Builder’s Clubs, NonAlcohol Graduation Night Party, Santa in th e Park and more. Heather Hancock Kiwanis Radio Auction Committee February 6, 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 We pledge to operate our newspaper as a public trust. We believe journalists are nothing more than guardians of every citizens right to a free press. We have no authority to compromise, bargain away or dishonor the principles underlying the First Amendment. We dont play loose with the facts. We give notice to your opinions, not ours. We encourage vigorous discussion of public issues, but try to keep everybodys comments within the bounds of fair play. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 Raulerson HospitalI hear a lot of bad comments about Raulerson Hospital and our local doctors. I would like to share my experiences and views. The most common comments I have heard is that the local hospital and doctors here are not competent. I am here to tell you that I have had some experiences with Raulerson Hospital and Dr. James Brad eld (Gynecologist), in particular. I have recently had two surgeries performed by Dr. Brad eld at Raulerson Hospital. My experiences have been excellent. All of the nurses and staff at the hospital have been friendly, ef cient and caring. The hospital is very well maintained and is very clean. Dr. Brad eld is "the best" as far as I'm concerned. He explains in full detail what the procedure is, what the outcome is, what the discomforts will be and the length of time for recuperation. He follows up to be sure the results are what he promised and that there are no problems. In addition to myself, my sister spent two w eeks at Raulerson and her treatment could not have been better. So, my advice is, before you head to the coast or advise someone else to go to the coast for treatment, check it out! I believe y ou will be pleasantly surprised at what we have here in our little town of Okeechobee! Barbara Flemming residentScholarship Golf TournamentThe City of Okeechobee Police Department held their rst Sgt. Thomas Tarner Scholarship Golf Tournament on Feb. 9, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. We couldn't ask for better gol ng weather. The following local businesses stepped up for this great event and provided individual Tee and Green sponsorships; Gilbert Chevrolet, Beef O'Brady's, Hi-Tek Automotive, Syfrett Feed Company, Sims & Younger CPA, Morgan furniture, JMC Landscaping Services, A pplebee's, Car Quest, Los Cocos Restaurant, Cowboys Restaurant, Advanced Auto parts, Raulerson Hospital, East Coast Signs, MDO Engineering, Aztec#3, Okeechobee X plosion All Star, and Total Roadside Serv ices. Additional businesses supported the event by participating in team play and they are as follows; Waste Management w ith two teams, the Sheriff Paul May team, Okeechobee Dodge team, Ricky White with two teams, the Total Roadside Service team, the City Police Team, the Division of Insurance Fraud team, JMC Landscaping services w ith two teams, and the Florida Highway Patrol team. And, additional thanks go out to the following businesses for their generous donations in support of the scholarship tournament; W&W Lumber, Home Depot, W almart, and Pappa Johns Pizza. Finally, a special thanks to the City Police Department staff and their families for their support during the entire event. The golf tournament was a great success and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those mentioned above for their support, and we highly encourage everyone in Okeechobee to support the local businesses that supported the golf tournament. We are looking forward to continued success in the coming years and in providing nancial support to children of Law Enforcement and Safety personnel in Okeechobee County. Respectively, Ofc. Bill Casian tournament chairmanChristian Academy collecting for Easter basketsFor the past three years my kids have been fortunate to have the privilege of attending private school. We have never known what it's like to go hungry or live without any of our basic needs due to nances or any reason at all for that matter. We are blessed to say the least. I am saying all of this to say that some of us have been placed in a position that allows us the opportunity to help others that are not as fortunate. Right now, in this poor economic time you do not have to look far to see someone struggling. I cannot imagine the heartache of not being able to provide for my kids or their disappointment when they don't receive a Christmas present or an Easter Basket. These are childhood joys that every kid should experience. With these thoughts burdening my heart, I decided to try to do something that would bring some Easter joy to these children in our community. Easter is my favorite holiday so I decided to request help from Okeechobee Christian Academy and some local businesses to collect items to make Easter baskets to give away in our community. The support over the past three years has been overwhelming! The students at O.C.A. are able to use the donations to assemble handmade baskets that are donated to Communities in Schools. All of the baskets stay in Okeechobee. The more donations that we receive, the more baskets we can give away. Each year we have been able to make around 100 baskets. I realize that this is a very small contribution but I had a woman tell me that this effort was very special to her because she grew up in a children's home and the only basket that she ever received was a donated one, so I believe that this is important. This is such a simple opportunity to bring a small amount of joy to a child that needs something to smile about and to relieve some of the stress of a parent who just simply can't do it right now. If you would like to help with this, please drop your donation off at Okeechobee Christian Academy located at 701 S. Parrott Ave. or contact me 863-634-2276, to arrange for your donation to be picked up. We can accept donations until March 21. Thank you in advance for your help! Sincerely, Sarah RenoDark dayFebruary 28, 2013, is a day that WILL go down as one of the darkest days in Okeechobee. We had a chance to put our town on the map for having a "world-class" RV and recreation area, attracting Rvers from all over the country and a place for the people of our town to go and enjoy the lake and all the amenities that were going to be afforded. But due to the wants of few, the wants of many were overlooked again. While we needed the Agri-Civic Center, it is bleeding money everyday with only a few events booked every year to help compensate for that. Now we want to build a $2 million drivers license bureau when the county will have to borrow up to a half a million dollars from the land ll fund to just to make budget this year. Unlike the Federal Government that can just print more money, we can't and where is this money going to come from, more cuts that will hurt the people of this town? Now comes the rest of the story. I have never been more embarrassed in my life watching the lack of attention Mr. Henderson was afforded by the entire board he was addressing except for Mr. Irby and Mr. Culpepper and one bobblehead. The rest would not even make eye contact with him and just looked down like they were doing a crossword puzzle. I knew then that a decision was already made while he was speaking. There stood in front of them was a man who built 31 worldclass RV developments and came back the second time, after talking to the State about issues the BOCC had previously and was offering to enter into an agreement and if all was worked out with the State and the county, then pay $1,600,000 up front to start the project. All this man received from the Mr. Hoover, Mr. Cassells, Mrs. Helton, Mr. Domer and Mrs. Chartier were reasons not to do it because of their lack of knowledge or maybe some other agenda. We had the BEST in front of us and could have put Okee-Tantie on the map but while for some reasons only known to the above mentioned. We the people of Okeechobee will have to settle for second best if we get anything at all. I openly apologize to Mr. Henderson for the rude treatment he received at the meeting. The people of this town are not like that and you should think of this next election. Get the people out of of ce that the puppetmasters control and leave the two commissioners in who have your interests at heart... Larry Gabor Letters to the Editor Federated Republican Women’s Club formingOkeechobee has a new ladies' club, the Okeechobee County Federated Republican Women's Club has been established and is inviting new members to join us. We meet at Cowboy's in the private dining room on the last Tuesday of every month. Membership paperwork can be picked up at a meeting or by sending an e-mail to OkeechobeeCFRW@gmail.com. Any other information can be obtained by contacting the club president, Josie Weeks-Elliott, at 863-634-8474. Shrine Club collects can tabs The local Shrine Club is collecting the "pull tabs" from aluminum cans. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863357-0427, Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.

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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.Drena ‘Dee’ Glover, 64 OKEECHOBEE — Drena “Dee” Glover died at Lawnwood Medical Center in Ft. Pierce on Sat., Mar. 2, 2013. Dee resided in North Carolina and had been a seasonal resident of Okeechobee for the past 10 years. She was the craft director at Zachary Taylor Resort, President of the Garden Club in Lilington, N.C., played the guitar and mandolin and authored a book on pine needle baskets. Dee was a member of the BHR craft group and an avid fund raiser for Relay for Life and a member of the Turtle Walk in Emerald Isle, N.C. Dee was preceded in death by a brother, Rick y Akers. Survivors include her loving husband of over 30 years, Danny Glover of Okeechobee and N.C.; ve children, Terry (Juli) Mork of Mo., Tonya Lynn (Julie) Mork of Wis., Nancy (Lee) Powell, Teresa (Jeff) Galley, Michael (Joanne) Glover; brothers, Reggie (Stella) Akers and Ronnie Akers; and her mother, Stella Marie Akers, all of N.C. The family will receive friends on Thurs., Mar. 7, 2013, beginning at 1 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. A memorial service will follo w at 2 p.m. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in Dee’s 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 Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Robert ‘Bob’ F. Lowry, 82 GAINESVILLE — Robert “Bob” F. Lowry, formerly of Okeechobee, passed away at his home on Thursday morning, Feb. 28, 2013. Mr. Lowry was born in Fort Pierce, Fla. on Oct. 29, 1930 and graduated from St. Lucie High School. He served in the United States Air Force, and then worked the next six generations on several of the local ranches, including for Judge Alto Adams in St. Lucie County. He also worked for several feed companies and retired from the United Feed Company in Okeechobee. Bob enjoyed travelling and was known to be frugal and exacting in the things that he did, and always with integrity. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Osann Raulerson Lowry; two sisters, Doroth y Lee and Connie Watkins; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions ma y be made to Hospice of the Nature Coast 201 NE 1st Avenue High Springs, FL 32643. Arrangements are under the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361Stephanie Drahos Rowley, 32OKEECHOBEE — Stephanie was called home by the Lord on Friday, March 1, 2013. Her husband, her father, her sister and a roomful of loving family and friends were by her side, holding her hands when she left. She was born Stephanie Laura Drahos in Plano, Texas on Jan. 13, 1981. Stephanie earned her RN degree at Indian River State College and was close to completing her BA so she could go on to become a Nurse Practitioner. Helping others is something Stephanie did often and found great joy in. She received her strength through her belief in God. Stephanie married the love of her life, Robbie, on Aug. 1, 2009 after being “set up” by a special friend. She joined him in his passion for off shore and deep sea shing. Being a wife, mother and nurse was not only her calling but her greatest happiness in life. Stephanie believed in living life to the fullest. She loved having a house full of people and being with her loved ones and friends every chance she could. She was happiest with her toes in the sand, her feet in the water (especially that Bahamian water!) and her family by her side. Stephanie was a unique and irreplaceable person that will be missed by her loving husband, Robbie Rowley; her precious daughters, Karen DeVoss and Tori Rowley; her father, Frank Drahos; and mother Karen Davis. She will also be missed by her stepmother, Katrina Drahos along with Mama Kaye and Papa Bill Arlington. She leaves a hole in the heart of her devoted sister, Courtney Jones; her brother-in-law, Matthew Jones; along with her brothers, Matt Drahos, his wife, Jenn Drahos, and Jeff Davis and Stuart Davis. Stephanie is also survived by her very special nieces, Miranda Jones and Harlow Robbins; as well as her nephews, Blane Davis and Alex Davis. Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.BassOkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 hosts dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 auxiliary will be serving baked Ziti dinner by Carla starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 All proceeds go to the auxiliary charity fund. For more information, please call 863-467-1154 Health Start Coalition to meet todayOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, March 6 at 11 a.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 statew ide 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, 863-462-5877. W ant to join a new Red Hat group?The Garnett Ladies, a new Red Hat group, is looking for new members. They welcome both part-time and full-time residents. The rst meeting is Wednesday, March 6 at 11 a.m., location to be announced. If you are interested in having fun, call 863-824-2271. Please call ahead, so we can make lunch reservations.Speckled Perch Festival and Parade applications openOkeechobee Main Street is currently taking applications for the 48th Annual Speckled Perch Festival and Parade which will be held on March 9 and 10 in Flagler Park Festivities begin at 10 a.m. in the parks, with the parade following at 11 a.m. Okeechobee Main Street is looking for anyone interested in vending food, crafts, demonstrations, or entertainment. Participation in the parade is free, vendor rates vary. The deadline for the applications are March 6 For further information, please contact Cindy at the Main Street Of ce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. or call 863357-6246.Free Quit smoking classesOkeechobee County Library at 206 S.W. 16th St. is offering Quit Smoking Now Classes on March 6 13, 20, 27 at 5:30 p.m. and Raulerson Hospital located 1796 Hwy. 441 North in the “Inservice Classroom,” will have Quit Smoking Now Classes on March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 3:30 p.m.Rick Bender, A Living Testimony to tobacco dangerRick Bender, A Living Testimony to the Dangers of Tobacco, March 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. At the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium 1728 N.W. 9th Ave. This presentation will last an hour and is open to the public. Call Candace Pope for more information, at 863-447-9140.Okeechobee Moose has upcoming eventsOkeechobee Moose, at 159 N.W. 36th St., will host Bingo Thursday, at 1 p.m., on March 7 Lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8. Bingo starts with Bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Food is available. On Saturday, March 9, Okeechobee Lip Sync 2 to 4 p.m. Food available on Sunday, March 10. Breakfast served 8-11 a.m. All proceeds go to support Moose Charities programs.Art Auction to bene t YMCAThe 2013 Art Auction will be held on Thursday, March 7, at 6 p.m. at the YMCA of the Treasure Coast’s Louis Dreyfus Citrus branch in Indiantown. To be part of something greater like the YMCA’s Indiantown Children’s Art Auction, please contact Shawn Keil at 772-215-9780. Each tax deductible dollar contributed to the YMCA’s children’s auction goes directly to making Y programs available to those who need it the most.Orthopedic surgeon to discuss advancesThe Oakview Baptist Church Senior Adult Ministry Group will present an informational program by Dr. Benjamin Epstein, an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson, on Thursday, March, 14. Dr. Epstein will discuss the latest advancements and procedures in joint replacements, as well as informing the audience of the resources available in Okeechobee. The public is invited to attend. No admission fee or other fees will be charged. The program will be held at the church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., in Building A and will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m., following a covered dish luncheon at 12:00 noon. It is not necessary to attend the luncheon. Persons wishing to attend the luncheon MUST make reservations with the church of ce, 863-763-1699, no later than Thursday, March 7 .VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post to host dinner on FridayVFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10100 will have a Baked Ham & Baked Potato with all the xin’s dinner on Friday, March 8 starting at 5 p.m. $7 includes dessert. We are a smoke free dining room, located on So. Hwy. 29, by the Rodeo Grounds. Get there early before we run out. For information, call 863-675-8008. All proceeds will go to the Ladies Veteran Relief Fund. Shared Services meeting planned for FridayThe Executive Roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County will conduct its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8 in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board ofce. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson 863462-5000, Ext. 257. Community Events

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The North Okeechobee Church of God at 15949 N.W. 30th Terr., will host a nationally and internationally know singer-songwriter Ronnie Hinson on Sunday, March 10, at 11 a.m. Ronnie and his family sang together for many years as the Hinson family who had several #1 Gospel songs. They w ere recipients of many gospel song awards over those years. For information, you may call 863634-0344. There will be no charge, but a love offering will be received. Fountain of Life Church on Sunday, March 10, at 11 a.m. will present Pontus J. Back, a man and his guitar, with a past as a touring rock musician. Today, he is still touring but with a different message on salv ation and his meeting w ith Jesus! The church is at 1302 S.W. 32nd St. A nursery is provided for children three and under. Call 863-7638945 or 863-801-1297. Sacred Heart Catholic Church will present the music ministry of Santos. Two w ords can sum up Santos—gratitude and joy. Santos spent many years in the music industry performing and touring with such notables as the Charlie Daniels Band, the Outlaws, George Benson, Dion, Weather Report, POD and many others. As a studio percussionist, he has recorded on dozens of albums and movie scores. His musical style swings from the 50s Doo-Wop to timeless hymns and everything in between. His testimony is one of a life set free from many y ears of drug addiction through the power of Jesus Christ. Grab your friends and come on out Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m. to Sacred Heart Church. The concert is free. All are invited. Call the church at 863-763-3727 for more information. 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 weekend, March 22, 23 and 24. For more information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714. The Oakview Baptist Church Senior Adult Ministry Group will present an informational program by Dr. Benjamin Epstein, an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson, on Thursday, March, 14. Dr. Epstein will discuss the latest advancements and procedures in joint replacements, as well as informing the audience of the resources available in Okeechobee. The public is invited to attend. No admission fee or other fees will be charged. The program will be held at the church (677 SW 32nd Street) in Building A and will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. following a covered dish luncheon at noon. It is not necessary to attend the luncheon in order to attend the program. Persons wishing to attend the luncheon MUST make reservations with the church of ce 863-763-1699 no later than Thursday, March 7. Reservations can be made by calling the church of ce and asking for details. 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 and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. We also have materials for home schooling, which had home teachers already taking advantage of. Over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Local area churches plan concerts and programs 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News This Saturday, March 9, Okeechobee residents will walk to support the March of Dimes’ mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The March of Dimes carries out this mission through programs of research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies lives. With community support, the March of Dimes can continue to fund research and programs to help all babies have a healthy start in life. March for Babies is the organization’s oldest and largest fundraising event, and is co-chaired this year by Paul and Delores May March for Babies 2013 will begin and end in Flagler Park #5. The schedule is as follows: 7:30 8:30 a.m. Muf ns and juice will be available before the walk. 7:30 8:30 a.m. Late registration and late money turn in. 7:30 8:30 a.m. Team pictures by Sandra Pearce Photography. 8:15 8:30 a.m. Warm-up exercises. 8:30 March for Babies 2013 begins. 9:30 a.m. Awards ceremony and a light breakfast for all walkers. The event will be concluded in time for participants to enjoy the Speckled Perch parade, and then attend the Speckled Perch Festival, that same morning. There will be ve “Spirit Stations” along the approximately 3-mile walk, at which walkers can get refreshments, such as water, juice, and fruit. Spirit Station Sponsors are Center State Bank, Healthy Start Coalition, Quit Doc Research, Publix Super Markets, and Wemmer Family Orthodontics. Other event Sponsors are: Premier Sponsor: Seacoast National Bank; Top Corporate Partner: Publix Super Markets; Gold Sponsor: Seminole Tribe of Florida; Corporate Partners: Children’s Services Council, FPL, Okeechobee Healthcare Facility, Quit Doc Research, State Farm Insurance, and Women’s Health Specialists; Mile Marker Sponsor: Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall; and Mission Sign Sponsors: Everglades Farm Equipment, Golden Corral, and Syfrett Feed Company. To date, the following teams have registered: BRAT Club, Central Elementary School, Difference Makers, Dragon y Photography, Everglades Elementary School, Faith Academy Preschool, Gilbert Chevrolet, Harbor Community Bank, Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall, Marching for Ticket, North Elementary School, Northside Head Start, Novedades San Miguel, Okeechobee Achievement Academy, Okeechobee School District Of ce, Okeechobee Sheriff’s Department, Okeechobee Freshman Campus, Okeechobee High School BETA Club, PNC Bank, Publix Super Markets, Regions Bank, Seacoast National Bank, Seminole Elementary School, South Elementary School, State Farm Insurance, Stepping Stones Academy, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Wheel Times and Winn-Dixie Supermarket. Awards to be given out include the following: Top Fundraising Individual, Favorite Team T-shirts, Favorite Spirit Station, Outstanding New Team, and Top Ten (10) Fundraising Teams. So, come out on Saturday to walk, to cheer on a favorite team, to congratulate award winners, or to just join in the fun. What better gift is there to give than that o f a healthy, full-term birth? YOU can make it happen by participating in March for Babies 2013. If you haven’t already registered, it’s not too late to participate – just go to the registration table in Flagler Park #5 on Saturday. Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $25. For more information about joining March for Babies 2013, call Laura McCall at 863-763-3131. March For Babies event this weekend, March 9

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Very few stage plays in modern theatre contain characters so well crafted that their names and personalities are recognized immediately by much of the general public. Such is the case, however, with Oscar and Felix in “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon. A ided, of course, by the subsequent movie v ersion, and the long-running spin-off TV series, the sloppy and disorganized Oscar, and his friend, the neurotic neat-freak, Felix, have found their way into American pop culture. The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) brings these men to life once again as it presents the celebrated comedy at the Freshman Campus Auditorium, one block w est of Golden Corral restaurant, on Friday and Saturday nights, March 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8 pm. Reserved seat tickets are $12 each, and are on sale at the of ce of the Pennysaver, 111 N. E. Second Street, as well as at the theatre box of ce, if available, one hour before curtain time. “This is one of the funniest plays ever,” says OCT director, Ron Hayes. “We’ve rehearsed the same lines over and over each night, and we still laugh at them every time.” Local pastors James and John Garner portray the two polar-opposite men who move in together to save money for their alimony payments, and then proceed to drive each other crazy. Also on hand are their Friday night poker-playing buddies played by Language Arts teacher, Al Cole; State Parole Ofcer Michael White; realtor, Don Renfranz; and Pete Gawda of the Okeechobee News. Laurie Garner and Genna Lute appear as two British sisters who provide Oscar and Felix with some female company. “The Odd Couple” is arguably America’s favorite play. It ran for nearly 1,000 performances in its rst New York production in the 1960s, and has been successfully revived on Broadway numerous times since. It broke box of ce records when it was brought to the motion picture screen, then moved to TV where it ran for ve hit seasons. The playwright, Neil Simon, infused new life into the story by reworking it for a female cast in the 1980s, and then gave it a little edgier spin a few years later in an updated script entitled “Oscar and Felix.” It is the original 1960s version that is being presented by the OCT. The Okeechobee Community Theatre, now in its 34th year, is an all-volunteer nonpro t organization of local people who produce Broadway-style entertainment for area audiences. It is a member of the American Association of Community Theatre, and the Florida Theatre Conference. For more information, call Ron or Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 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This is possible because the program is supported by the State of Florida to help high school students accelerate their progress toward a college degree. Many local Dual Enrollment students choose to continue their education on the Research Coast and earn their Bachelor’s Degree at IRSC. Credits earned through Dual Enrollment readily transfer to all Florida public universities and most universities nationally. Dual Enrollment courses are weighted the same as Honors, Advanced Placement, Advanced International Certi cate of Education and International Baccalaureate courses when high school grade-point averages are calculated. For more information, contact the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-792-4772 or visit www.irsc.edu. High school students earn college credits Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCTFriday night poker-playing buddies attempt to calm Felix Unger down to keep him from killing himself after the break-up of his marriage. The scene is from the Okeechobee Community Theatre production of The Odd Couple, to be performed on Friday and Saturday nights, March 8, 9, 15 and 16. Cast members (left to right) are Al Cole, Pete Gawda, James Garner, Michael White, Don Renfranz and John Garner. James and John Garner (left to right) star in the OCT production

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OFFICIAL NOTICEGlades Electric Cooperative Inc. Annual Meeting Saturday, March 16, 2013Lake Placid Middle School The purpose of the meeting is to elect trustees, vote on a proposed bylaw change and hear ocers annual reports. Registration, entertainment and voting will begin at 8 am. The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Join us for great entertainment, fun and prizes, including a 2003 Ford F150 4x4 extended Cab for one lucky member. Plan now to attend! 851 W. Indiantown Road € Jupiter, FLCall (561) 747-1232Allure Institute for Plastic Surgery Spring Special Switch your Saline implants to Silicone $ 3999 00 includes everything 9 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe 2013 Miss Speckled Perch and her court w ill be featured in the Speckled Perch Festival Parade on Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m. On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Okeechobee High School Auditorium was transformed into the setting for the 2013 Speckled Perch Pageant. As the curtains were lifted, the gorgeous backdrop of peacock blue and green balloons and baubles shone from the stage. Trophies, crowns, owers, banners and gifts awaited the chosen few in each individual category. Thirty-six adorable children and beautiful young women waited anxiously as emcee Shelly Sickels, the 1974 Speckled Perch Queen, took the stage. Shelly shared a brief history of the pageant, noting that 2015 will be the 50-year anniversary for the pageant and festival. She also recognized past Speckled Perch Queens Melisa Jahner and Dina Campbell, 2012 Okeechobee County Fair Queen Taylor Fulford and 2011 Queen Christina Close. Pastor Loy Mershimer from the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church inspired the crowd with his beautiful acapella interpretation of the Star Spangled Banner followed by prayer. Seven categories were announced: Tiny Miss and Mister (age 3); Little Miss and Mister (ages 4-5); Princess (ages 6-9); Junior Miss (ages 1013) and Miss (ages 14-18). This year in addition to their gown, the Junior Miss and Miss contestants were also judged on sportswear and an interview. Each category was announced and presented as a group, then each contestant took the stage individually. Proud parents, family members and friends listened and watched as the contestants modeled and Shelly presented their many accomplishments. As the three honored judges made their nal decisions, 2012 Speckled Perch Queen Ashli Clemons and Junior Miss Hope Wisener made their nal walk across the stage and thanked the residents of Okeechobee for their support. Ashli, Hope and 2012 Little Miss Speckled Perch Olivia Campbell assisted with the crowning of the 2013 court and presentation of banners. Congratulations to the following: Miss Speckled Perch is Taylor Pearce, 15, daughter of Matt and Alisha Pearce. Taylor is in 10th grade at Okeechobee High School and is a member of the FFA, Secretary of the Okeechobee Junior Cattlemen's club, a competitive cheerleader at Okeechobee Xplosion Allstars and an OHS Varsity Cheerleader. She plays guitar, banjo and piano, sings and competes in local talent contests as well as taking care of her livestock animals and helping with the family ranch. She was the chosen representative on her Freshman and Sophomore Homecoming Court and maintains a 3.5 grade average. Taylor also won a Spirit Award for her votes on Facebook and was chosen Miss Congeniality by her peers. First Runner-Up Hannah Whiting, 17, daughter of Frank and Jeannine Whiting. Second Runner-Up Hannah White, 18, daughter of Zachary and Nicki White. Most Photogenic Jessica Wisener, 16, daughter of Terryl and Missy Wisener. Junior Miss Speckled Perch Francesca Alfano, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Oyer. Francesca is in the seventh grade at Florida Virtual School. She competes in dancing, singing, and gynmastics; plays piano and enjoys running, archery and triathalons. She attended the summer dance program at Teatro Della Scala in Milan, Italy; sang at the State of the City address in West Palm Beach and performed for Scott Carpenter. Francesca also won Most Photogenic for her age category. First Runner-Up is Kayleigh Crum, 10, daughter of Adam and Wendy Crum. Second Runner-Up is Autumn Rodriguez, 13, daughter of Steve Rodriguez and Tracie Cordell. Speckled Perch Princess is Anaya Gomez, 6, daughter of Rey and Brandi Gomez. Anaya was sponsored by Total Roadside Services and the Okeechobee Police Department. Anaya is in the rst grade at North Elementary. She loves to ride her 4-wheeler and complete on the Okeechobee Xplosion cheer and dance team. Anaya also won Most Photogenic for her age category and was presented a Spirit Award for her Facebook votes. First Runner-Up is Elizabeth Smith, 8, daughter of Dwaine Smith and Summer Goodbread. Elizabeth was sponsored by Affordable Insurance of the Glades. Second Runner-Up is Tess D'Ariano, 7, daughter of Angelo and Brigitte D'Ariano. Tess was sponsored by Country Feed and Jones Supply. Little Miss Speckled Perch is Jayda Burkett, 4, daughter of Nick and Rosa Burkett. Jayda participates in dance at Leslie's Dance Studio and tumbles at Okeechobee Xplosion. She loves to ride her 4-wheeler and pony and play with her puppies. Jayda also won Most Photogenic for her age category. First Runner-Up is Katelynn Bonea, 5, daughter of Cristi Bonea. Little Mister Speckled Perch is A.J. D'Ariano, 5, son of Brigitte and Angelo D'Ariano. A.J. enjoys riding his horse and mutton bustin'. A.J. also won Most Photogenic for his age category. Tiny Miss Speckled Perch is Andie-Reese Elliott, 3, daughter of Robert and Josie Elliott. Andie-Reese likes to sing, dress up, work outside with dad and campaign with her mom. Andie-Reese also won Most Photogenic for her age category. Tiny Mister Speckled Perch Logan Kemp, 3, son of Krystal and Jimm y Kemp II. Logan is part of the "OCI Family and Friends" Relay for Life team and loves to sh, ride his bike and wrestle. The 2013 Speckled Perch Pageant was organized by Okeechobee Main Street and the Pageant Committee, consisting of Julie Turner, Shelly Sickels, Bobbi Poole and Cindy Birdashaw. Flower Petals provided owers and decorations and did an amazing job transforming the stage into a gorgeous backdrop for the pageant. American Drilling, Inc. sponsored the winner's prize bags and Okeechobee High School provided the use of the Lecture Hall. We are all extremely proud of the beautiful and talented young people in Okeechobee. All of Okeechobee will be able to see the 2013 Speckled Perch Queen and her court at the 2013 Speckled Perch Festival, sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street, on March 9 and 10. The annual Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m., will feature these young people and also honor the traditions o f Okeechobee. For further information, contact the Okeechobee Main Street of ce at 863-3576246. Parade to feature Speckled Perch Festival royalty

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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 10 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Maurisa TremainMiss Speckled Perch Taylor Pearce (center) was crowned Feb. 16. Hannah White (left) was second runner-up and Hannah Whiting (right) was rst runner-up. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Maurisa TremainJunior Miss Speckled Perch Francesca Alfano (center) is pictured with First Runner-Up Kayleigh Crum (left) and Second Runner-up Autumn Rodriguez (right). Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleTiny Mister Speckled Perch is Logan Kemp. Festival royalty crowned Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleTiny Miss Speckled Perch is Andi Reese Elliott. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleLittle Miss Speckled Perch is Jayda Burkett. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleLittle Mister Speckled Perch is A.J. D'Ariano.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Come see for yourself!Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more! CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists 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: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr 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! Many Americans are so busy working and taking care of their families that when an injury or illness occurs they may not have a trusted healthcare partner to turn to. Make time for your health by beginning a relationship with a Primary Care Physician. It isnt expensive or time consuming, but having an existing relationship with a trusted medical professional will be a comfort to you and y our family when you experience an unexpected medical issue. Raulerson Primary Care is a conveniently located Family Medicine Practice right here in Okeechobee. Raulerson Primary Care accepts new patients of all ages and the staff members are ” uent in Spanish. The provider, Dr. Jose Villarreal, is Board certi“ ed by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Primary Care Physicians like Dr. Villarreal not only treat patients medical conditions, provide sports physicals, and refer patients to a specialist if necessary; they also perform another important service, which is preventative healthcare. Many Americans are without a primary care physician Whether you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or are in good physical health, consider scheduling an annual wellness visit with a primary care provider, like Dr. Jose Villarreal. The staff at Raulerson Primary Care are ready to meet you and your family and be your trusted source for primary care. 11 Okeechobee News March 6, 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 12 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News MOORE HAVEN—Three men have been arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for allegedly bilking an area utilities company out of more than $200,000. An FDLE arrest report stated the men falsi ed inv oices and bought truck and car parts, airboat parts, a barbecue grill and other items that were then paid for by the Glades Electric Cooperative (GEC), Inc. Those arrested on felony charges were:  William Lewis Romine, 57, Donna Drive, Moore Haven. He was charged Feb. 21 with one count of grand theft, one count of dealing in stolen property, one count of organized scheme to defraud and two counts of criminal conspiracy. He was booked into the Glades County Jail on $100,000 bond. He has been released on bond.  James Robert Kelley, 44, S.E. 11th Place, Cape Coral. He was charged Feb. 22 with one count of grand theft, one count of organized scheme to defraud and two counts of criminal conspiracy. He, too, was booked into the Glades County Jail. His bond was set at $50,000, and he has been released on bond.  Jeffrey Rand Friedman, 53, Sand Pebble Way, Sanibel. He was charged Feb. 22 with one count of grand theft, one count of organized scheme to defraud and two counts of criminal conspiracy. His bond was set at $100,000, and he has been released from the Glades County Jail on bond. According to the report Romine was the supervisor of eet services for GEC and, as such, he had the authority to order automotive and mechanical parts from suppliers. Kelley, continued the report, was a salesman for Jack Lyons Truck Parts in Fort Myers from August 2005 through February 2009, and Wallace International Trucks in Fort Myers from February 2009 through May 2012. The report stated that Romine would buy items through Kelley for his personal use, and Kelley would then receive a commission for the sale. Kelley would reportedly generate a company invoice and bill GEC for the item or items and the company would then pay the invoice. Rand, the owner of a Fort Myers auto parts business named Performance Plus, allegedly became involved when Kelley introduced him to Romine. Romine allegedl y bought a barbecue grill designed like an automobile engine, a go cart, lawn mower, hundreds of airboat parts and a motor vehicle engine. Romine also got his personal vehicles repaired and painted through Rand’s business, added the report. Kelley would again create bogus invoices that were submitted by Romine to GEC, who would then pay the bill, stated the report. Friedman allegedly told the agent he “... made approximately $50,000 to $100,000 from the transactions with Romine and Kelley.” In all, the report indicated that Friedman created 71 fake invoices and received payments totaling $154,028.74 from Ma y 2010 through August 2011. GEC reportedly paid out a total o f $211,419.87. FDLE apparently arrested the men on warrants at the Glades County Sheriff’s Ofce. FDLE: Men stole over $200,000 from GEC James RobertKelley William Lewis Romine Jeffrey Rand Friedman

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Aaliyah Paige Juarez was born Feb. 18, 2013 at 8:27 a.m. in Ft. Pierce, Fla. at Lawnwood Hospital. She weighed 7lbs. 10 1/2 oz. and was 19 1/2Ž long. She is the daughter of proud parents, Juan F. Juarez, Jr. and Denise Rutherford. Her paternal grandparents are Juan F. Juarez, Sr. and Anita Juarez. Her maternal grandparents are Dan and Diane Rutherford. Aaliyah was welcomed home by brother, Logan Sauseda. Her birth was a joyous celebration to the family and the love of her parents. AALIYAH PAIGE JUAREZ BIRTHS 13 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News As Stephen Ivory Bohannon w alked out of the Raulerson Hospital emergency room Sunday night he had no idea that he would soon nd himself in the Okeechobee County J ail. Bohannon, 31, U.S. 441 Southeast, Okeechobee, was arrested March 3 on felony charges of desertion of wife and/or children, possession of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the county jail on a bond of $6,000 on the drug charges. His bond on the desertion charge is a cash purge of $1,000. Deputy Joseph Hall, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), indicated in his arrest report he was helping OCSO Deputy Cari Arnold in the hospital parking lot when he saw Bohannon walk out of the emergency room. Recalling that Bohannon was wanted on the desertion warrant, Deputy Hall stated that he approached the man and placed him under arrest. According to Deputy Hall when he searched Bohannon he found: a suspected marijuana cigarette; a clear plastic baggie with a crystallike substance; six white oval pills; one white round pill; a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana; two white pills; and, a glass pipe with a crystal substance inside. The deputy's report went on to state that a eld test was done on the suspected marijuana and it indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. A eld test was also done on the crystal-like substance in the baggie, as well as the substance inside the glass pipe. Both of those tests indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine, added Deputy Hall. The report also stated that the round white pills were identi ed as acetaminophen with codeine, a schedule II narcotic. The deputy went on to state that the white pills were found to be buspirone, which is a non-narcotic anti-anxiety medication. Deputy: Man caught with meth, pills The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Antijuan Jemale Holmes, 33, N.E. 15th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 1 by Of cer Jeremy Larue on a felony charge of driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $500. Lauren Kristin Autrey, 26, N.E. 101st Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 1 by Deputy Corporal Chris Hans on a Highlands County warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation possession of oxycodone. She was released on her own recognizance. Jordan Ollie Jones, 23, N.W. First St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 2 by Deputy Heath Hughes on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Melinda Kay Aguirre, 43, N.W. 45th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested March 2 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $500. Donald Benjamin Dunnam, 52, S.E. 29th Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested March 2 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a Michigan fugitive warrant charging him with the felony of non-payment of child support. He is being held without bond. Daniel Jordan Estey, 18, S.E. 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested March 2 by Deputy William Jolly on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of cocaine with intent to sell, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $15,500. Jackie Ray Foster, 57, N.W. 39th Circle, Okeechobee, was arrested March 3 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with grand theft. His bond was set at $7,500. Liam Michael Flanagan, 21, N.W. 110th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 3 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $750. Da'Tron Olajuwon Smith, 18, N.E. 17th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 3 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of tampering with evidence and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $3,000. 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. Okeechobee Arrest Report Stephen I. Bohannon Caulion Singeltary exhibit plannedAffordable Art & Framing will host a "Caulion Singeltary Gala" featuring a showing of the works by the legendary Audubon Photographer, Caulion Singeltary. Meet Cal and hear his many wonderful adventure stories from when he captured some of his once-ina-lifetime photographs. The exhibit is free for all to attend. The exhibit will be open to the public on March 9 and March 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other local award-winning artists will stop by. Located at 110 S.W. 14th St. Originals and prints will be available.

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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 Sales BIG-YARD SALE 1204 S.E. 8th AVE. FRI.-SAT. MAR. 8-9 7:00 AM TILL 4:00 PM HUNTING, GOLF, FISHING, CAMPING AND HOUSEHOLD. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 PersonalsThe Good Book says “Love Your Neighbor”. Christian Gentleman in my 70’s,nice looking, active and looking for the Lady Neighbor.It’s better to try and fail, than not to try at all. Let’s talk719-966-9181 Employment Full Time NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSOkeechobee Dodge – Chrysler – Jeep – Ram now under new ownership is expanding with the growth of the dealership over the past several months. We are now accepting applications for Sales Professionals, Service Technicians Service Advisors and Parts Advisors Bene ts of our company: • Reasonable work schedule • Health bene ts • 401K • Liberal pay plan If you have an interest in joining our team Stop by and see Ron Buckholz for sales and James Jackson for Parts and Service PLEASE no phones calls! Dress to Impress! Hours: Mon Fri 8:30am 7pm • Sat 8:30am 5pm4224 Hwy 441 S. OkeechobeeEOE/DFWP Medical Assistant Must have 1 yr exp. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Fax resume to (863) 357-2991 or apply at Dr. Fred Brown Health Center, 2015 US Highway 441 North, Okeechobee, FL. e-mail: hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida Brighton ReservationDENTAL ASSISTANTPrepares rooms, patients, instruments. Instructs on oral hygiene and plaque control programs; schedules appointments and orders of ce supplies. 2 years of experience. Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full TimeKissimmee River Restoration Project S-65EX1 Friction Crane Operator for 140 Ton Manitowoc Vicon 3900W. NCCER or NCCO Certi cation required. Must have experience with Clam Bucket, Concrete Bucket & Rip Rap working on & off of Barge. $28 per Hour & $50 per day Per Diem. Work week will be between 45-55 hours. Call 863-357-0022 or apply @ 2403 SW Ruck’s Dairy Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 RN School Health Nurse 10 month position excellent bene ts. Please apply MyFlorida/People First website at: https://people rst .my orida.com The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Af rmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 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 Ranch and Facilities Property Supervisor and Assistant Needed!! Looking for Property Supervisor and Assistant (Couples are encouraged) with property knowledge of maintenance operations, security and safety of property, nancial oversight, preventative maintenance, housekeeping and caretaker for animals. To apply please email: ranchowner12345 @gmail.com Employment Full TimeSHIPPING TRANSPORTATION CLERK NEEDED VARIABLE DAY AND EVENING HOURS WITH SOME WEEKENDS. ASSIST IN INVENTORY, SHIPPING AND RECEIVING. PERFORM BASIC ACCOUNTING SKILLS. COMPUTER AND TELEPHONE SKILLS A MUST. FAX QUALIFICATIONS AND RESUME TO 863-692-0502. Employment MedicalMEDICAL ASSISTANT Busy Cardiologist of ce looking for a quali ed Medical Assistant. Bilingual preferred but not required. Contact Lori at (863)467-9400 for more information. Employment Part Time Equipment Operator (Part-time) Responsible for the daily equipment operations at our compost facility in Okeechobee. Operate front end wheel loader, mixing of compost or wood chips, process and load products onto customer vehicles using front end loader or Skid Steer. Maintenance of machinery. 3 years related experience preferred. Must be able to lift 50lbs, work in extreme weather conditions and operate heavy equipment. Candidates can apply on line at careers@garick.com Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 14 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013

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Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Computer/ SuppliesDell Desk top computer like new, with Brand new printer with ink. asking $250.00 for all. Call for details. 561-924-5772 MiscellaneousClub Car Golf Cart, Red, New Batteries Excellent Condition $1,500. 4x8 Heavy Duty Utility Trailer w/storage, 2ft. plywood sides, spare tire. $250 Call 863-467-8559 FOR SALE SEATED ELECTRIC THREE WHEEL, HEAVY DUTY 300lb. CAPACITY SCOOTER. HAS 25 MILE EXTENDED RANGE, GREAT CONDITION. $1,500 863-763-5925 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Business Opportunities MiscellaneousHome Theater Surround system model KA4210 new in box cost $3,495 will sell $1,200 o.b.o. 1969 Rock-ola Juke Box with over 1,500 45’s, 15 Elvis Presley albums $1,000 o.b.o. Call 863-623-4412 leave message. Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780 TAYLOR CREEK Condos 1br/1ba, Partially Furnished $650 mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. 561-352-4243 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Shop here first! The classified ads Houses Rent2BR DUPLEX, CLEAN, QUIET. DIXIE RANCH ACRES AREA. PETS ALLOWED UPON APPROVAL. $550/MO., WATER & LAWN MAINTENANCE INCLUDED. $400 SECURITY. 863-610-0001 Charming 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 Everybody loves this charming 2bd/1ba house in Lake Port, cracker style, very private and quiet. $600/mo. Room for 2 people and references required Call: (863)946-0456 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Houses SaleWATERFRONT IN TREASURE ISLAND FOR SALE BY OWNER. On deep canal, 15 minutes to locks! 3 Bd/1.5 Ba. 1,344 sq. ft. Modular Home enclosed back porch, fenced yard, shed, pontoon and trailer,fully furnished w/everything. Reduced $10,000 to $65,000. Call for Appt. 502-649-9637 3104 SE 35th Ave. 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. Mobile Home Rent For Rent 1 Bedroom Trailer $125 A Week and pay for Electric. Call 863-610-4625 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Mobile Home RentFOR RENT 2 BEDROOM 1.5 BATH MOBILE HOME, WASHER & DRYER, CENTRAL AIR, FURNISHED, NICE PARK $450.00 MONTHLY CALL 812-989-3022 Treasure Island For Rent Waterfront 1/1 furnished trailer, Direct Tv and electric included $125.00 weekly plus security Call 863-517-5111 Mobile HomeSaleANCIENT OAKS 55+ BEST BUY! $29,000. NEW A/C, TILE FLOORS, KING MURPHY BED, WASH HOUSE, BEAUTIFUL BACK YARD ON CANAL. CALL 863-697-3954, 863-357-6530 CASABLANCA PARK For Sale or Rent w/option to buy. 9441 Hwy 78 West,Adult Park, 3BR/1.5BA, Fully furnished,W/D, Big Florida room,Lots of updates. $15,000 OBO (219)384-3407 New Palm Harbor Homes Mobile Condo $39,900 Delivered to your site $0 down nancing John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 *PRICE REDUCED* Mobile Home for Sale 2bd,1 updated bath, 12’ by 24’ Florida room w/tile oor, windows. Metal roof over, very safe, Lots of light. Brand new A/C w/heat strip, new thermostat. Fully furnished, new washing machine, new refrigerator, new microwave, dishwasher, etc. Lots of extras. Brand new kitchen cabinets. Wall hugger recliner/massage couch,loveseat rocker/recliner. Queen size bedroom set in master. 2 yard sheds, 1 w/electric, window and workbench. Long carport, quiet street, nice neighbors. Asking $22,000.00 negotiable. Owner nancing for half. Call 863-467-7996 Boats2011 Lowe St. 195,90hp, trolling motor 8ft Minn Kota Talon,(2)23 gallon live wells, sh nder,4 tanks of fuel since new. Warranty good thru Aug. 2015. Located in Buckhead Ridge. $16,500 724-388-4075 Campers/RVs04 Coachman Pop-up w/screen room $4,000 o.b.o. Like new condition, set up for viewing on 78 West Call 863-763-1079 36ft 99 Damon Intruder 2 slides, Triton V-10, 41,000 miles, new tires and battery, ex. condition. $19,500 Call 813-447-1234 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels2000 Travel Supreme 5th Wheel 36 ft w/2 slides, washer/dryer, very clean a must see $12,500 Call 863-763-7395 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Pickup Trucks1994 Chevy 1/2 ton p/up automatic trans., air, V-6 78,000 miles excellent condition $2,900 Call 812-989-3022 For Sale 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 V-8 45,000 miles, single cab manual doors and window, ac and stereo $7,500 Call 863-532-0898 Sport Utility2003 Chevy Tahoe Model Z-71, 4x4, Black, Bose sound system, Fully loaded w/leather interior and moon roof. $5,500 Call and ask for Jim 863-467-8559 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE The County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon will hold its County Coalition Meeting on Friday, March 08, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Please take notice and be advised that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Coalition with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Russell Echols as Chairman County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 438148 ON 3/6/2013 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 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY INVITATION TO BID Okeechobee County requests bids from quali ed vendors for the purchase of fuel and motor oils on an annual contact basis. Bids should be submitted on the “Invitation to Bid” summary sheet. This bid sheet may be obtained by calling (863)763-3514 or via www.co.okeechobee. .us. Please include all of the information requested in the Request for Proposal submitted to the County. The bidder does not have to provide a bid on all groups listed in the Request for Proposal. The bidder may submit bids on portions of the fuel/oil types requested but must respond to the sections requesting information on emergency delivery, taxes and discounts for prompt payment sections for any bid. Bids will be due no later than March 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m., and should be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “Sealed Bid Okeechobee County Motor Fuel and Motor Oil RFP 2013-05.” Any questions or inquires should be directed to: Frank Byars, Road Maintenance Director at (863)763-3514. Proposals should be sent to: Okeechobee County, 304 NW 3rd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972. All bids received after the deadline for submission will not be opened or considered. Okeechobee County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities, to reject or award any and all bids or part(s) thereof, or to negotiate further with any or all bidders and accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of bids to the County. Responses to the “Requests for Proposals” will be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners on or after March 28, 2013 with recommendation(s) for bid award(s). Sharon Robertson, Clerk Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Board of County Commissioners 438141 ON 3/6/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF BOBBIE L. FULLER, a/k/a BOBBIE FULLER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (ancillary) The administration of the Florida estate of BOBBIE FULLER, deceased, whose date of death was April 2, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-8831, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The name and address 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 served, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2013-CP-013 IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES EDWARD SHIRLEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES EDWARD SHIRLEY, deceased, File Number 2013-CP-013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 304 NW 2nd Street Okeechobee FL 34972. The 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 the rst publication of this Notice is Feb. 27, 2013. JACK A. BAXTER, JR., Attorney for personal Representative 4530 North Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Telephone: (954) 772-4460 Florida Bar No. 352993 STEVE FULLER Personal Representative 1253 7th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 437635 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 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, 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 AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent and unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is March 3, 2013. Personal Representative: Cora Nell Shirley 307 SW 10th Street Okeechobee, FL 33497 Attorney for Personal Representative: ROBERT R. MORRIS, P.A. 685 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard Suite 205 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 Phone: 561-793-1200 Fax: 561-793-1020 BY: Les C. Shields, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 988596 437841 ON 3/6,13/2013 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 thereo f 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 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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Public Notice Cajun Constructors is soliciting bids and quotations from small disadvantaged, women owned, veteran owned and service disabled veteran owned small businesses for construction services and goods. These solicitations are for contracts to construct the Kissimmee River Restoration Project S-65EX1 in Okeechobee, Florida.For information on required bids and quotations contact Cajun Constructors by email to : pricequotes @ cajunusa.com or fax 225 753 9622. Cajun is an EEO employer. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-146 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN E. SACRA, BARBARA SACRA UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et. al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 2010-CA-146 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, and JOHN E. SACRA, BARBARA SACRA, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM, on the 27th day of March, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT “A” SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE, STATE OF FLORIDA TO WIT: LOT 3, BLOCK 1, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 31, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3, BLOCK 1, BEAR NORTH 52 DEG. 09’ 40” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 2, BLOCK 1, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, SECTION ONE, A DISTANCE OF 28.63 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 35 DEG. 20’ 53” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 156.13 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 56 DEG. 09’ 07” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 132.29 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR NORTH 35 DEG. 20’ 53” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 3.74 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE BEAR NORTH 52 DEG. 09’ 40” WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 100.0 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 33 DEG. 51’11” EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 143.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A: 6749 SE 87th Trail, Okeechobee, FL 34974 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on January 7, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire Popkin & Rosaler, P.A. 1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 360-9030 Facsimile: (954) 420-5187 437644 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH, JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000125 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. JACKEY BAILEY; ET AL, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 11, 2012, in the above-styled cause, The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at The Okeechobee County Judicial Center at 11:00 am, on The Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, on March 27, 2013, the following described property: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 6P ON THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AND BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 18, THENCE NORTH 005’07” EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 18 A DISTANCE 2160.35 FEET TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF AUTUMN DRIVE EXTENDED; THENCE NORTH 8954’53” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF AUTUMN DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 390.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 0004’22” WEST A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 8954’53” WEST A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 0004’22” EAST A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE SOUTH RIGHT-OFWAY OF AUTUMN DRIVE; THENCE SOUTH 8954’53” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF AUTUMN DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH 1992 WESTON MOBILE HOME BEARING ID# GAFLN75A14987WE AND FLORIDA TITLE # 63595610 Property address: 6278 NE 7TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated at Okeechobee County, Florida on December 13, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorneys for Plaintiff Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954)-644-8704; Fax (954) 772-9601 ServiceFL@m1g-defaultlaw.com ServiceFL2@m1g-defaultlaw.com 433519 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000430CAXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, VS. GARY L. BATES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY L. BATES; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 23rd day of January, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000430CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and GARY L. BATES IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 3rd day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 17 OF BRINDABAN FOREST UNIT FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 2 AND 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 24th day of January, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 435734 ON 3/6,13/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09000210CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. JESUS GOMEZ; JOSE E. VELEZ; REYNA ISAQUIRRE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JESUS GOMEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY A/S/O SHIRLEY PALMER Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 25, 2012 in this cause, I will sell the property situated in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: COMMENCING AT THE SE CORNER OF LOT 10, BLOCK 42, BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 31’ 45” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 42 FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 08’ 25” WEST, ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF BLOCK 60, UNIT 5, OF THE AFORESAID BASSWOOD, INC. SUBDIVISION FOR A DISTANCE OF 151.00 FEET FOR P.O.B., THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 31’ 45” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 08’ 25” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 31’ 45” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 08’ 25” WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.00 FEET TO P.O.B., LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND LOT 1, UNIT 7, COMMENCING AT THE SE CORNER OF LOT 10, BLOCK 42, BASSWOOD, UNIT 3, RUN THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 31’ 45” WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF BLOCK 42, A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET FOR POB; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 08’ 25” WEST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF BLOCK 60, UNIT 5, FOR A DISTANCE OF 76 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 31’ 45” WEST 125 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 08’ 25” EAST 76 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 31’ 45” EAST 125 FEET TO POB; BEING A PART OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 3578 N.W. 39TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 at public sale on March 27, 2013 at eleven o’clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 30th day of October, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 430137 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2011 CA-129 UNITED MIDWEST SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, VS. VENKAT AKKINA, GAYATHRI AKKINA, RAM SAMMETA and PALLAVI YERRAPOTHU, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to Chapter 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 19, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011 CA-129 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein United Midwest Savings Bank is Plaintiff and Venkat Akkina, Gayathri Akkina, Ram Sammeta, and Pallavi Yerrapothu are defendants, the Clerk of this Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the second oor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida beginning at 11:00 a.m. on March 27, 2013, the following described property, together with all improvements, appurtenances and xtures, having a street address of Tract 13, NW 72nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 and as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Tract 13, SIMONE ESTATES: A parcel of land lying in Section 22, Township 34 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southwest corner of said Section 22; Thence North 8808’58” East, along the South line of said Section 22, a distance of 110.06 feet to the intersection with the East line of the West 110.00 feet of said Section 22; Thence North 0000’21” West, along said East line, a distance of 4275.15 feet to the intersection with the South line of the North 1107.47 feet of said Section 22; Thence North 8804’55” East, along said South line, a distance of 871.44 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue North 8804’55” East, along said South line, a distance of 2524.82 feet; Thence South 01 54’42” East, a distance of 675.39 feet to POINT M 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 South 8805’18” West, along said centerline, a distance of 814.47 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast and having a radius distance of 300.00 feet; Thence Southwesterly along said centerline and the arc of said curve, through a delta angle of 4154’05” and a chord of 214.54 feet bearing South 6708’16” West, an arc distance of 219.39 feet to a point of tangency; Thence South 46 11’13” West along said centerline, a distance of 621.78 feet to POINT L on said centerline; Thence North 4348’47” West, a distance of 1568.02 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. 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. Dated at Okeechobee County, Florida on January 3, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.KENNETH L. SCHLITT, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 0883867 Attorney for Plaintiff Keating & Schlitt, P.A. 250 East Colonial Drive, Suite 300 Orlando, Florida 32801 Telephone: (407) 425-2907 Telecopier: (407) 425-6345 Email: kschlitt@keatlaw.com 434400 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472010CA000200XXXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, V S. T IMOTHY J. MALDONADO; et al Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 13, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472010CA000200XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERV ICING LP is Plaintiff and TIMOTHY J. MALDONADO; TRACY MALDONADO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INT ERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47200900454 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE HARBORVIEW 2006-12 TRUST FUND, Plaintiff, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 333 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. ADLER 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 20, 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 11:00AM on April 3, 2013, the following property: The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 23, Section 22, 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 I) And The West 1/2 of the West 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 OkeeAGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N. W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, beginning at, 11:00 a.m. on the 27th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 63, A PLAT OF BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT NO 6 ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 50 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on December 17, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 433521 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 VS. STEPHEN L. SHAW, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated December 14, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47200900454XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE HARBORVIEW 2006-12 TRUST FUND is Plaintiff and STEPHEN L. SHAW; DOROTHY A. SHAW; COTTAGES AT THE LAKE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 a.m. on the 27th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM PARCEL COMPOSED OF UNIT 19, COTTAGES AT THE LAKE, A CONDOMINIUM, AND AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST OR SHARE IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS, LIMITATIONS, CONDITIONS AND USES, TERMS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FOR COTTAGES AT THE LAKE, A CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 605, PAGE 228, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBLIC RECORDS, TOGETHER WITH ALL THE APPURTENANCES TO THAT UNIT, SUBJECT, HOWEVER, TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk, Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 433484 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 chobee County, Florida. (1.25 acres)(aka Lot M) And The East 1/2 of the West 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 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 January 3, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 434421 ON 3/6,13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-00633 KONDAUR CAPITAL CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. MARTIN J. FRENCH, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment Of Foreclosure dated and entered on MAY 1, 2012 and Court Order dated and entered on December 19, 2012, under Civil Action No. 2009 CA 00633 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the above captioned Plaintiff and the above named Defendants were parties thereto, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash which will be conducted on March 27, 2013, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, beginning at 11:00 a.m., the following described real estate property: PARCEL NUMBER 41 OF QUAIL WOODS UNIT IV, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE(S) 63 AND 64, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 13855 S.E. 38 STREET, OKEECHOBEE. FLORIDA 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner, as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the foreclosure sale. DATED: DECEMBER 19, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURTS BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 433478 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell itintheclassifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did y ou look for it?

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2012-CA-51 UNITED MIDWEST SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, VS. JEANETTE PINDER, IVY GRAY, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEANETTE PINDER and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF IVY GRAY, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to Chapter 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 19, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-51 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein United Midwest Savings Bank is Plaintiff and Jeanette Pinder and Ivy Gray, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the second oor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the 27th day of March, 2013, the following described property, together with all improvements, appurtenances and xtures, having a street address of 27844 NE 59th Way, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 and as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: TRACT 1-D, SOUTHERN HOMESTEAD: A parcel of land lying in Section 19, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being a portion of Tract 1 as shown on the MAP OF SOUTHERN HOMESTEAD RANCHES UNIT 1, dated November 15, 2004, as prepared by James R. Almond, PSM, Florida license No. LS 5081 and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the North one-quarter corner of said Section 19; Thence South 0048’47” West a distance of 33.00 feet to the intersection with the South right-of-way line of N.E. 304th Street; Thence South 8934’13” East, along said South right-of-way line, a distance of 2666.60 feet, to the intersection with the East line of the Northeast onequarter of said Section 19; Thence South 0034’59” East, along said East line, a distance of 2583.73 feet, to the Northeast corner of the Southeast one-quarter of said Section 19; Thence South 0032’42” East, along the East line of said Southeast onequarter, a distance of 151.72 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue South 0032’42” East, along said East line a distance of 844.19 feet; Thence North 8934’13” West, a distance of 2100.73 feet, to Point E on the centerline of 70.00 foot wide ingress, egress and utility easement as shown on said MAP OF SOUTHERN HOMESTEAD RANCHES UNIT 1; Thence North 0419’31” East, along said centerline of the 70.00 foot wide ingress, egress and utility easement, a distance of 846.02 feet, to Point C on said centerline; Thence South 8934’13” East, a distance of 2028.89 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO and TOGETHER WITH the right of ingress, egress and public utilities under that certain Easement and Road Agreement recorded March 8, 2005 in O.R. Book 555, Page 1935, 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated at Okeechobee County, Florida this 19th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida 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 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.KENNETH L. SCHLITT, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 0883867 Attorney for Plaintiff Keating & Schlitt, P.A. 250 East Colonial Drive, Suite 300 Orlando, Florida 32801 Telephone: 407-425-2907 Facsimile: 407-425-6345 E-mail: kschlittakeatlaw.com 433482 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CP-024 In Re: Estate of ANNABELLA K. PETERSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of A NNABELLA K. PETERSON,deceased, whose date of death was November 15, 2012, and whose social security number is ***-**-0373, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with 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 the rst publication of this notice is February 27, 2013. Personal Representative: SUSAN P. McBRATNEY 6985 57th Street Vero Beach, Florida 32967 A ttorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDACIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2010-CA-588 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, VS. YELENA ROBINSON, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated November 29, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2010CA-588 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, is Plaintiff, and YELENA ROBINSON, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. 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 27th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, BLOCK 3, OAK PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000115 PNC BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. NORWOOD B. KNOEBEL, 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 January 25, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000115 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, is the Plaintiff and Norwood B. Knoebel; Shirby K Knoebel; John Doe and Jane Doe, 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 the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on April 3, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 32, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: CYPR YEAR: 1988 TITLE NUMBERS: 45725757 & 45725755 ID NUMBERS: HMLCY28020862865A & HMLCY28020862865B WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND. 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 17 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 P.O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Facsimile: (863) 763-6856 Primary E-mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address service@conelyandconely.com BY: Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 437268 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 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 3rd 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 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. 432759 ON 2/27;3/6/2013in 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 31st day of January, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 436215 ON 3/6,13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000287 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. SLATER, HERBERT E., et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2012-CA000287 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and, SLATER, HERBERT E., et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, 2nd Floor, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 3rd day of April, 2013, the following described property: LOTS 27 AND 28, BLOCK 10, LAR-KEE LAKES THIRD ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A 1990 EAGLE DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS: GAFLL35A03155ET & GAFLL35B03155ET, WIDTH AND LENGTH: 24.00 X 52.00, TITLE NUMBERS: 60204763 & 49441352, WHICH, BY INTENTION OF PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN FLORIDA STATUTE 319.261 SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. 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 28th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 434405 ON 3/6,13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-CA-000148 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff(s), v. ESTATE OF BRENDA G. PHILLIPS, Deceased, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRENDA PHILLIPS; MICHELLE PHILLIPS-REICHERT; AND LEVE ARNOLD, Defendant(s). CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiff’s Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 20, 2012 in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on March 27, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. (EST), at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee FL 34972, the following described property: Lots 3 and 4, Taylor Cove, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 60, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Property Address: 205 S. E. 8th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED January 3, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Okeechobee County Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 434402 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 47-2010-CA-000065 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. ANTONIO G. HUET, LUZ M. HUET, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, JOHN TENANT n/k/a BRIAN SELL and JANE TENANT n/k/a MARLEY SELL, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated September 4, 2012, and entered in Case No. 47-2010-CA-000065 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff, and ANTONIO G. HUET, LUZ M. HUET, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, JOHN TENANT n/k/a BRIAN SELL and JANE TENANT n/k/a MARLEY SELL are Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 o’clock A.M. on March 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT”A” LEGAL DESCRIPTION ALL THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE STATE OF FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS EXHIBIT “A” Commencing at the Southwest corner of Section 10, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, run thence East along the South boundary line of said Section 10, for a distance of 198.00 feet to the Point of Beginning Thence continue East along said South boundary line of Section 10, for a distance of 132.00 feet; thence run North 00 07’ 00” West parallel with the West boundary line of the aforesaid Section 10, for a distance of 330.00 feet; thence run West parallel, with the South boundary line of said Section 10, for a distance of 132.00 feet; thence run South 00 07’ 00” East for a distance of 330 00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lying in and comprising a part of Section 10, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, 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 on December 12, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Robert L. Wunker, Esquire Rutherford Mulhall, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 2600 North Military Trail, 4th Floor Boca Raton, FL 33431-6348 (561) 241-1600 437668 ON 3/6,13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 12000355CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. MICHAEL A. MCKUHEN, et al., Defendant NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY TO: MICHAEL A. MCKUHEN ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 3534 NW 28TH AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown name Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris.YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property towit: LOT 19, BLOCK 26, BASSWOOD UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.more commonly known as: 3534 NW 28TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 This action has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on the Plaintiff’s attorney, FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC, whose address is 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690, Clearwater, FL 33755, on or before 30 days after date of rst publication, and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 31st day of Oct. 2012. Clerk of the Court OKEECHOBEE County, Florida BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk 437177 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2011CA245 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGEBACKED TRUST 2007-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, VS. CARL MAXWELL A/K/A CARL S. MAXWELL, et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 1, 2012, and entered in 2011CA245 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST 2007-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, is the Plaintiff and CARL MAXWELL A/K/A CARL S. MAXWELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARL MAXWELL A/K/A CARL S. MAXWELL N/K/A REBECCA MAXWELL; TD BANK, N.A.; CITY ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM on March 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, BLOCK 38, BASSWOOD, INC., UNIT NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 37, 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 this 14th day of January, 2013. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 434954 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERS Pursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby noti ed that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system. Glen W. Davis Last known address: 800 SE 9th St Okeechobee, FL If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Diane Hagan, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-4014 438216 ON 3/6/2013 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Okeechobee Automotive Machine Shop Under which we expect to engage in business at: 3681 SE 38th Ave. In the City of Okeechobee/County o f Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Ralph W. Graves Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 5th day o f March, 2013. 438210 ON 3/6/2013 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people!

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472009CA000455CAXXXX STATE FARM BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, V s. WANDA I. ODEN; SUNSET ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION (PUB L/K/A); DARYL R. ODEN; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 1st day of August, 2012, and entered in Case No. 472009CA000455CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein STATE FARM BANK, FSB is the Plaintiff and WANDA I. ODEN, SUNSET ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., A DISSOLVED CORPORATION (PUB L/K/A), DARYL R. ODEN and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY A SSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 27th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 19, SUNSET ACRES, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 80 AND 81, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, 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 y ou 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 j wen 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 j ou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 6th day of November, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. A DMIN 2.516 eservice@marshallwatson.com 431397 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010 CA 000054 A merican General Home Equity, Inc. Plaintiff, -VS.Denise Thurman a/k/a Denise M. IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CC 129 CATHERINE P. CHESTER, Plaintiff, v. CENESCAR MOISE, Defendant. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45NOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida Statutes on March 21, 2013 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 2002 DODGE, VIN#2B4GP44322R720802Located at: 1254 N.W. 106 Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. (954) 920-6020 *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 437638 ON 3/6/2013 18 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 Thurman; 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 Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated December 12, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010 CA 000054 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein American General Home Equity, Inc., Plaintiff and Denise Thurman a/k/a Denise M. Thurman are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 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., March 27, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 20, OTTER CREEK ESTATES, UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1989, MAKE: MERITT, VIN#: SW36828738A AND VIN#: SW36828738B, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE.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 at OKEECHOBEE, Florida, this 14th day of December, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 433488 ON 2/27;3/6/2013 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 14, 2013 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 11:00AM on April 3, 2013, the following property: The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 2, 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 D) and The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 2, Section 24 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 L). 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: January 14, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 434951 ON 3/6,13/2013 Shop here first! The classified ads Attorney Glenn Sneider is proud to announce the rm's sponsorship of the 2013 Law Day essay competition. Students from the Okeechobee High School Court Procedures class (second year law students) under the supervision of instructor, Ms. Catherine Hyde, will participate. Attorney Sneider will discuss in the classroom, the essence of the Law Day theme, "Realizing The Dream: Equality For All." All students in the class will compose an essay of 700 words in which they provide their thoughts and opinions that re ect this year's theme. Students will have until April 5 to complete their research and nalize their essays. The theme will provide an opportunity to explore the movement for civil and human rights in America and the impact it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law. It will also provide the opportunity for a discussion of the extent to which law can provide the total framework for achieving equality. In addition, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. "I look forward to the opportunity to engage our legal, civic, and academic communities in this most thoughtful discussion," commented Mr. Sneider. Cash prizes will go to the top three essayists and awarded at the Okeechobee High School on May 1. All student entries will be judged by Attorney Sneider, sitting Okeechobee Judge(s) and/or other dignitaries. On April 11, the Okeechobee County Commission will present to Attorney Glenn Sneider a proclamation proclaiming May 1, 2013, as Law Day. Law Day, May 1, is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958, Law Day celebrates the American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law. This annual day was created to strengthen our great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under law. Sneider Law is a rm dedicated to providing, Professional, Principled & Passionate, legal services in Famil y Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Litigation to the residents of Okeechobee and the surrounding areas. With over 30 years of legal experience, Sneider Law is committed to providing clients with a thorough communications plan to keep them updated on their case. Students compete in Law Day essay contest Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents of the weekCentral Elementary School would like to congratulate the Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 4-8. Brianna Serrano, Leo Edouard, Xavier Kinty, Lane Davis, Damian Garcia, Karter Ramirez, Landon Arrants, Zoyee Ramirez, Santos Garcia, Jolee Hill, Cassandra Moore, Rye Dioquino, Diana Rodriguez, Vicente Flores-Torres, Chris Tedder, Lauren Sills, Abdallah Yamin, Mariah Jenkins, Diana Ayala and So a Zapata. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESStudents of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of March 1: Veronica Trejo, Cameron Elliott, Jesus Olvera, Angel Delgado, Kaylee Cook, Omar MarquezPerez, Gordon Trimble, Gabriela Garcia, Tyrell Holland, Heidi Reyes, Matthew Yates, Yariza Hernandez, Karlee Horn, Reyna Reynoso, Herasto Jimenez, Milagros Medrano, Augi Tijerina, Darrell Harden, Sabin Grif s, Maylin Campos, Alyssa Hudson, Jesse Cooper, Cheyenne Tyson, Lezlie Detzer, Rayne Rallis, Karlie Hazlitt, Maricela Ruiz and Jordan Sperry.

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Eagles to host Friday dinner and bingo nightsThe Eagles North Aerie, 9985 U.S. 441 N., w ill host a steak night from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 8 On Saturday, Feb. 9 the Eagles will have card bingo at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, March 12 the Eagles will have bingo at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 they will have bingo at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds ben t the FOE 4137 Community Bene t Fund.VFW hosts golf tournamentVFW Post 10539 will host a golf tournament on Saturday, March 9 at Blue Heron Golf course for $40 per person. Public is welcome to participate. Bring your own foursome. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds to Unmet Needs Program to help veterans. Call post at 863-763-2308 for information.Ringer Appreciation Dinner planned for SaturdayLocal Kettle Chairman and Coordinator, Kip Gardner, reports that through the efforts of the 2012 Bell Ringer volunteers the campaign was a great success. In honor of those Red Kettle Campaign volunteers, the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge No. 237, F&AM will host a dinner on Saturday, March 9 for the 2012 Bell Ringers. Through the efforts of these volunteers, the 2012 total collections exceeded the 2011 totals by 15% Bell Ringers are invited to attend the event which will be held 4 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. 5th Ave. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and an RSVP is requested by calling Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427. Please leave a message. Wanna dunk a Bus Driver?Come join us on March 9 & 10 at the Speckled Perch Festival in Flagler Park to get your chance. All proceeds to Bene t March of Dimes.HMC Ladies Sewial host luncheonHope Ministry Center's Ladies Sewial will host a luncheon on Saturday, March 9 10:30 a.m. 2 :30 p.m. at HMC Fellowship hall, 1109 S.E. 7th St. For more information, call 863-357-1319 or email to Hopeministryc@aol.com.Seniors hold free seminarOkeechobee Senior Services will have a free seminar on Medicare changes on Monday, March 11, at 10 a.m. at 1019 W.S. Par k St. Age 65 and older are invited. Community Events 19 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY CAR WASH FURNITURE HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD • Auto Accidents • Social Security Disabilities • Bankruptcy • Veterans’ DisabilityHoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 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 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Sunshine Hand Wash & Wax(70E Next to ABC Liquor) Inside/Outside, Full Service FREE VACUUMING Cars $1 SUV $15**Prices may varyAdvertise your business today! okeeadsales@newszap.com ACROSS 1 Needle-nosed fish 4 Work unit: Abbr. 8 __ Island, Florida city near Naples 13 Put away 14 Dickenss Heep 16 Some fitness ctrs. 17 Schuberts eighth, aptly 20 Butchers offering 21 Besides 22 Garden veggie 23 Try to be elected 25 Sue Graftons __ for LawlessŽ 27 Reference book, aptly 36 It goes with boo, woo or yoo 37 Puppet dragon of early TV 38 Dix follower 39 Off-white shade 41 Banana oil, e.g. 43 Pickup attachment 44 John Isner, a record 113 times, in a 2010 Wimbledon match 45 Lot units 47 Chemical suffix 48 Burnout symptom, aptly 52 Californias __ Gabriel Mountains 53 PC brain 54 Govt. mortgage agency 57 Brute 61 Engels collaborator 65 Logical principle that applies to 17-, 27and 48Across, aptly 68 Mezzo role in Barbers VanessaŽ 69 Big cats 70 So thats it!Ž 71 Cartridge contents 72 Protective cover 73 Meddle DOWN 1 Caesarean conquest 2 Elemental ID 3 Homeowners way to raise money, briefly 4 Pleasure 5 Bermuda shape? 6 Supermarket need, maybe 7 Thai money 8 Arcane 9 RehabŽ singer Winehouse 10 Dudley Do-Rights gp. 11 New England attraction, with theŽ 12 Org. concerned with asbestos stds. 15 Sneaky laugh 18 Cross letters 19 Picasso contemporary 24 Japanese veggie 26 Station 27 In first 28 Game for bowlers 29 Composer Ned 30 __ DreamŽ: LohengrinŽ aria 31 Lose on purpose 32 43-Across maker 33 Fjord 34 Depleted layer 35 Like a 2011 model, say 40 QB VIIŽ author 42 Aromatic evergreen 46 Try a little of 49 Its Hall of Fame is in Charlotte, N.C. 50 For those listening __ home ...Ž51 Insensitive 54 Neck piece 55 Super Bowl party order 56 Game point 58 Big cheese 59 Juillets follower 60 Vasco da __ 62 Rush job notation 63 German industrial region 64 Like a certain superpower 66 Luau strings 67 Nile biter By Bill Ballard (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 06/16/11 06/16/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle

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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 around the state. Two of these open houses will be in south Florida the week of March 11. Both south Florida open houses are from 5 to 8 p.m. Here are the locations: March 11 C. Scott DriverP ark Park Pav ilion, 3950 SW 99th Drive, Okeechobee; March 12 Bass Pro Shops Seminar area near the aquarium, 200 Gulf Stream W ay, Dania Beach. "This is an opportunity for anglers to provide input on how the FWC should regulate largemouth bass shing throughout the state," said Barron Moody, regional freshwater sheries biologist for the FWC. "We are really hoping that anglers will take advantage of this chance to come out and voice their opinions." Open houses are for the public to come in, talk to biologists and let FWC staff know what they think. There is no set schedule, and the format is casual. "Anglers can come to these open houses any time between 5 and 8 p.m.," said Moody. "During this time, they can stay and talk to FWC biologists about largemouth bass regulations for as long as they like." For more information, go to the Largemouth Bass Regulations Review page at MyFWC.com/Fishing. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 20 Okeechobee News March 6, 2013 Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee winners for March 1 were: First place, tie, Vern Johnson and Bill Ford; second place, Gary Lee; third place tie, Dan Birdashaw and Parker Fenton; fourth place tie, Chet Hendren, Ron Smet and Bob Shaw. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results The Brahman track teams both nished in 15th place at the Holy Trinity Invitational held Friday in Melbourne. Still several local athletes stood out in their individual performances. For the Brahman boys team, Mike Thomas nished second in the 100 meters. Frank A damo took 10th place overall in the 400 meters. The 4x400 meter relay team nished in eighth place led by Adamo, Khalil Smith, Kain Sarros and Sergio Vargas. They recorded a time of 3:46.42. Satellite won the boy's title at the Invitational. Highlights for the Lady Brahmans included a fourth place nish by Sha'Dajia W illiams in the 400 meters. She recorded a time of 1:03.19. Tabatha Henry nished in seventh place in the 3200 meters with a time of 12:29.27. The 4x100 meter relay team of Keirstin Bostwick, Sha'Dajia Williams, Mercedes Washington, and Dayla Ferneau with a time of 1:01.17. Ami Edwards took ninth place overall in the shot put competition. The 4x400 meter relay team of Charleigh Heater, Hannah Raulerson, Shania Bays and Williams nished in eighth position with a time of 4:37.06. In a correction from last week's sports briefs, it was Jacqueline Phares who pitched a complete game last week for the Lady Brahmans at Vero Beach and not senior Jaryaca Baker. The left-hander Phares held Vero Beach to only two runs in the contest and struck out seven. Phares allowed just two hits in the game. She is only a freshman this year. The Okeechobee Wrestling Club will begin its spring season shortly. Signups were held last week at the OHS Gym. Practice begins on March 12 at 6 p.m. for elementary age kids and at 7 p.m. for middle and high school age students. Cost is $40. For information about the OHS Wrestling Club, call Bruce Jahner at 863-534-8411. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESRead Across America DayOn Friday, March 1, Seminole Elementary celebrated “Read Across America Day” by having members of schools and the community come to school and read to students. The school would like to thank Mary Hurley, Robbie Chartier, Gay Carlton, Marion Davis, Doris Entry, Renee Geeting, Leslie Lundy, Ken Kenworthy, Barbara James, Frank Irby, Roberta Lindstrand, Joey Hoover, Dr. Pat Cooper, Devin Maxwell, Tuuli Robinson, Sheriff Paul May, Phoebe Raulerson, Deputy Fisher, Joni Ard and Deputy Cross for taking time from their day to give the students wonderful experiences. Pictured are Mrs. Colleen O’Bannon’s class. Remember, as Dr. Seuss once said, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.” Open houses to gather input on FWC bass regulations