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Publication Date: 03-20-2013
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13.94 feetLast Year: 12.76 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Bradenton woman was killed in Okeechobee County when she tried to walk across State Road 70 East at S.W. 128th Avenue and was hit by an oncoming car. According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release the victim’s name was Gwendolyn Celeste Surez, 41. She reportedly walked into the path of a 2003 Dodge Neon driven by Javier Garcia-Gomez, 20, o f Okeechobee. Pedestrian killed when hit by car Wednesday, March 20, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 34 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Lawnmower left for repairs was sold for scrap ... Page 7 City and county rules different for taxis ... Page 2 W restlers honored ... Page 18 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Silver PalmsUp, up and away ...Silver Palms RV Resort had a hot air balloon in the clubhouse parking lot on Friday as part of a St Patrick’s Day weekend party. The tethered balloon rides were free. The park plans to make this a regular event several times a season. They also hosted the rst Silver Palms Classic Car Show on Saturday. (For more see page 3.) STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and MathematicsBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee School District Advisory Council heard a presentation from Migrant STEM Academy Students and Teachers about a once-in-a-lifetime trip of learning at their regular monthly meeting on March 18. Stem stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and is a nationwide program. They are based on computer technology, engineering and surveying, math and life sciences. Teacher Marcie Farrell of Yearling Middle School said there are wonderful things happening with the program. She praised District Administrator Leslie Lundy for the work she has done. Problem solving and exploratory learning is the Students learn to solve problemsSee ACCIDENT — Page 5 See STEM — Page 5

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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! Congratulations to All the Participants WhoShowed Livestock This Year!from Walpole Feed & Supply Co.7 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 € Hwy 98 North 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 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 81F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 77F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night : Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Friday : Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night : Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Need money for college? Cash for College at Indian River State College is a oneday event to help new and returning students obtain nancial aid for college. The event will be held on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all IRSC campuses and the IRSC Blackburn Educational Building in Fort Pierce. The event is designed to help collegebound individuals of any age with the nancial aid application process. Those attending the event will get no-cost professional assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required for any student seeking federal and state nancial aid, including grants and loans. Attendees should bring their 2012 tax return and W-2 forms. Dependent students must also bring parents' tax and W-2 forms. IRSC students are awarded over $30 million in nancial aid, including grants and scholarships, each year. "Don't let nancial concerns stop you from obtaining a college education," said Mary Lewis, Director of Financial Aid at IRSC. "We are ready to assist you with the nancial aid process and encourage anyone interested in continuing their education to attend Cash for College." IRSC is recognized nationally for providing a quality education with affordable tuition. Substantiating this is the college's ranking as the fth most affordable college in the country by the U.S. Department of Education and its ranking as the 10th top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Cash for College locations are the Main Campus, W Building, corner of Virginia Avenue and 35th Street, Fort Pierce; Blackburn Education Building, 3002 Avenue D, Fort Pierce; Pruitt Campus, St. Lucie West Library, 500 N.W. California Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Chastain Campus, Wolf High-Technology Center, C120, 2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart; Mueller Campus, Schumann Center, D122, 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach; Dixon Hendry Campus, Williamson Center, C102, Okeechobee. For more information, contact the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-792-4772 or visit www. irsc.edu. Get help with college nancial aid By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Deborah Hooker heard four cases on Tuesday, March 19. Billie Joe Runyan, owner of property at 3662 S.W. 16th St. and Randy Worth, owner of property at 3375 S.W. 17th St. were both cited by code enforcement of cer Rollo Ridley for extreme overgrowth of grass and weeds on their properties. Since there will be no hearing in April the special magistrate gave both parties until May 16 to come into compliance or they could both face a $250 a day ne for every day of noncompliance after that date. In a case that has been ongoing for some time, code enforcement of cer Beth Albert said that Earl and Kristal Hoover have been making process toward cleaning up the violation on their 14869 N.W. 304th St. property. The violation began in 2009 with the construction of a pole barn without a permit. She requested that case be tabled until June 18 and the special magistrate concurred. Code enforcement of cer Albert said that Thomas and Rachel Velie need one more week to bring their 32801 U.S. 441 N. property into compliance by completion of the cleanup from removal of a dilapidated structure. They were given until May 16 to come into compliance.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. County code magistrate hears four area cases March blood drives plannedFollowing are the blood drive sites where the blood bus will be in Okeechobee: Sunday, March 24 More 2 Life Ministries, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 Publix parking lot, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 30 Walmart parking lot, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.New Federated Republican Women's Club to meetThe Okeechobee County Federated Republican Women's Club will meet Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. at Cowboy's in the private dining room. We have a half hour "social hour" before we begin the meeting. For more information, please contact Josie WeeksElliott at 863-634-8474.

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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News When it comes to taxicabs in Okeechobee, it’s buyer beware. Passengers might w ant to check to see if the company’s occupational license was issued by the city or by the county. While the City of Okeechobee’s code of ordinances has a speci c section listing requirements for taxicab companies, county code makes no mention of taxicabs. Most of the taxicabs that pick up passengers in the city are licensed by the county because they have a physical of ce located in the unincorporated area of the county. To obtain a county occupational license for a taxicab company the applicant must rst go the planning department to determine if the location for the proposed company’s of ce is zoned for that purpose. The only requirement in the county is that the taxicab company’s of ce be located in an area that is zoned for such commercial activity. Then the applicant goes to the county tax collector, pays the required fee and receives an occupational license. If a taxi company has a physical location in the city, that company must obtain a city occupational license. The process is much more complicated than in the county. The applicant is required to ll out an application listing such things as the names and addresses of all partners in the company, the experience of the applicant in the transportation of passengers, all prior driving citations and accidents for the last ve years, the number of vehicles and make and model of each vehicle, references from three city residents, and previous employment and previous residences of the applicant for the last ve years. The applicant must also be recommended by the chief of police. The police department checks such things as headlights, wipers and turn signals on the taxis. The city nance of ce can deny a license or modify it if that of ce thinks such action is warranted based on all matters brought to its attention pertaining to quali cations or lack of quali cations of the applicant. All vehicles licensed by the city as taxicabs are required to have liability insurance of $100,000 for bodily injury to one person, $300,000 for bodily injury for more than one person and $50,000 for property damage. State law does not require a commercial drivers’ license for a driver carrying less than eight passengers. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The Okeechobee Community Choir Under the Direction of Sandy Perry, Will Present its 14th Annual Easter Cantata Concert, Exalted One! Easter Favorites Concluding with Handel’s Hallelujah! Chorus, During Which Audience Participation is Encouraged!Friday, March 22nd7pm Saturday, March 23rd7pm Sunday, March 24th 3pm First United Methodist Church 200 NW 2nd St Okeechobee(Northwest of Walgreens at the intersection of US 441 & SR 70)The 45 singers comprising this season’s choir represent singers from Fifteen area churches who began rehearsing in February. Composer, Concert Pianist, Director of Music & Arts at Good Shepherd United Methodist, West Palm Beach and Special Guest Accompanist, Frank Carter, composed his third Easter Cantata, Exalted One! Especially for the Okeechobee Community Choir! Frank Carter, Accompanist Nicolle Wood, Narrator Sheila Brown, Sound Love Offering Will Be Taken to Defer Advertising Expenses. Questions? Call 634-7714 FREE COUPONS, TIPS, AND MORE!Join for FREE at publix.com/babyclub or pick up a form at Publix. 3 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013 City and county differ on taxicab regulations Special to the Okeechobee News/ Silver PalmsSilver Palms hosts car showSilver Palms RV Resort hosted the rst Silver Palms Classic Car Show on Saturday, March 16. They plan to make it a recurring event. On Saturday, the show drew 25 entries. Back Yard Barbecue catered the event. All proceeds went to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

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Driver’s License Of ceWe, have heard through the “grapevine” that the drivers license of ce may be added to our Daniel Building location. All I can say is “YES”! I have been owner of Barneys Barber shop in this same location for 39 years, and the positive impact to have the Licensing ofce here would be the greatest yet. To think of the increased traf c of customers who would enter our doors is amazing to say the least. All year, every month, teenagers looking to receive their licenses, w ould be wonderful! Then they could, take advantage of my business, get a hair cut for their photo ID! People waiting in line could eat a meal in Ropers, go to a consignment store, and then plan a portrait session in Photography By Bobbi’s studio. Please take into consideration to move the drivers license of ce here. Deep thanks to you. Mollie Durbin, I have recently opened a consignment store next door to 116 S.E. Park Street, a proposed site for the Drivers License of ce. I would welcome having this business next to mine and would appreciate the additional traf c it would bring to “our side of Parrott Avenue”! Thank you, in advance, Grace Consignments Susan Grimes, owner I, for one and two of my “consignors” would greatly appreciate the re-location of the Drivers License bureau near our place of business, Second Blessings, in the Daniel Building. The additional, potential, business it could add to our retail store would be phenomenal. It is a much-needed asset to the area, as in most of the year, the festivities are on the other end of town, assisting their business’s. This side of town, only has the Christmas tree lighting to draw attention to the area. We need the drivers license of ce to come here, near us, as we have talked about this, and are all in total agreement. We, for the most part are all voters, with a voice, and will greatly appreciate any and all consideration in this matter. We have also wondered about the other location as to the lack of safety to get to it. As there are no side walks, like we have, for bicycle riders, or handicap motorized vehicles to travel. With the proximity of the Police Station, City Hall and the Chamber, each of these ofces could assist in other needs for people coming for their Drivers License. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful decision. Thelma Santibanez (aka Sissie) L eta Hale As I have personally been a “renter” of the Daniel Building for some 6-7 years now. I nd it would be very advantageous to relocate the drivers license of ce here. The absolute main and most important reason being, this would increase the amount of people coming to this area. (east of 441) As we all must know by now, it is a near death defying act to stay in business in the summer months here in Okeechobee. The months of June, July, August are very rough on the average place of business. Ask, any one, downtown business owner, that question. They will tell you the same answer. As a member of Main Street, keeping up with the Chamber of Commerce, I only se e and anticipate that this decision to mov e the Drivers License location here would b e much appreciated. Just look at the reasons why. There is a barber shop here, a cafe’, two consignment stores, a shoe shop, saddl e shop, sh market, a game room, mattress store, gun shop, and a portrait studio. All o f us would be more than happy to entertain, while folks are waiting for the drivers test, o r better yet, sell them something. Where els e in town can one get a haircut, buy a mattress, and plan a portrait session all at on e time?? Or purchase a gun, buy a dress, and an antique? This location is safe as the street lights ar e on at night. There is handicap ramps on either side of the sidewalks, and the police ar e directly across the street for any background checks etc., needed. Having the Drivers License of ce mov e here, to the Daniel Building, would improve our way of life as the stimulation o f more people would inspire us to have ou r doors open more and longer hours. Ho w great would that be?? The “responsibility” of Commissioners is to improve our way o f life, is it not?? So, dear County Commissioners, pleas e re-consider to locate the of ce here, as all of us would greatly appreciate it. Actually, i t may help each of us to remain in business due to the increased number of potential customers to the area. Thank you, ever so much, for a knowledgeable decision. It is going to be greatl y appreciated. Business owner, citizen, voter, tax-payer. Bobbi PooleA senior says thanksA senior’s special thank you for the privilege of allowing me to participate in th e Youth Livestock show, through the year: Thank you Okeechobee, Andrew and Ka y Bowers, Dan Byrd, Dudley Kirton, Jim Davis, Okeechobee Feed, Heath Lawrence and to the best parents, Melissa and Paco, becaus e without you I could have never done this. Thank you Mamaw and Papa. You are th e best! Alley Lopez Driver’s License Of ce They should put the driver’s license ofce in the Daniel building. There is ample parking and the drivers testing can be done here. The advantages to the public are huge. A s City Hall is here, there are side-walks, lighting in the evening, it is safe, as the police department is just across the street.  In regard to the comment at the county commission meeting that the driver’s license of ce should be more toward the center of town, it has been out on 441 S.E. for many, many years and no one had any trouble nding it. So, I am sure they can nd it at the health department. And I don’t think sidew alks are an issue for drivers. The county is so spread out, the downtown area is not that convenient to many people anyway. Anyw here you put it some people will have to travel to get there. So I say go with the most cost-effective choice as it is our tax money they are spending. Cattlemen’s Rodeo I was so happy to read that the Okeechobee Cattlemen are moving their rodeo back to the old rodeo grounds. I tried going to a couple rodeos at the Agri-Civic Center and it just wasn’t the same, so I stopped going. It just wasn’t as much fun at the new arena. It was hot and stuffy in there. You always had a breeze at the old arena even on a hot day. Count me among the fans who stopped going to rodeos but who will start going again. I just hope they x up the bathrooms and the concession stand before they reopen.Thoughts to ponder “When we pay an ounce of principal for a pound of acceptance, we get cheated.”Social Security Social Security is not a right or a contract.  Of course it’s not a right or contract, it’s a tax—taken out of your paycheck whether you agree or not. Then the government takes that money and uses it to pay bills like wars we don’t need to be ghting or some other such rot. Then they tell us what a great deal this “entitlement” is when they give us our own money back.  There was a trust fund with whatever it had up until the 1960s. In the early 80s the tax was raised to build a reserve for the up and coming baby boomer masses, but the politicians spent it.  It’s a Ponzi scheme, plain and simple! March 20, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Yes, this newspaper is part of a chain.Ž But this chainŽ is unlike any other. We are owned by a journalistic trust. All after-tax profits are invested in our mission of community service through good local journalism. Staffing is local, and we seek out people who care about the community and want to stay here. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013 The report said Mr. Garcia-Gomez was w estbound on the two-lane highway Friday, March 15, when Ms. Surez walked into the path of the oncoming car around 9:40 p.m. Mr. Garcia-Gomez was unable to see the w oman until the last second because she was wearing dark clothing, added the release. Apparently the driver of the Neon applied the car’s brakes and swerved to the left but he was unable to keep from hitting the woman. The car struck the woman in the area of the right front headlight, according to the release. It’s not known why Ms. Surez was in Okeechobee or walking across the highway. The release states that the accident is still under investigation. Neither Mr. Garcia-Gomez or the passenger in his car—Frederick Williams, 30, of Okeechobee—were injured. Damage to the Neon was estimated to be $700, stated the release. The accident investigator is Trooper T.B. White. A CCIDENTContinued From Page 1 basis of the program. It has students actively engaged in the solving of these problems. They get into greater depth than normal classroom instruction. They use innovative ways and apply what they’ve learned to solve problems. Local businesses will be encouraged to take part in the program next year. Osceola Middle School Teachers Christine Finch and Lauren Myers learned about a Sea camp last year and a group of students earned a trip to the Keys. It is the rst-ever group of migrant students to attend this camp. “It was beyond anything I could have imagined,” she added. One student, an 8th grade boy, was quoted as stating, “This has been the best experience of my life.” Teachers attended the Sea camp last year and learned the bene ts of this program. They thought it would be a unique opportunity for the children that may or may not have the strong science background. Teachers tailored their instruction this y ear to prepare them for the camp. They grew coral, looked up different algae, and studied other ocean organisms to prepare. The students also worked in an algae lab, in sponge labs, learned about mangrove preservation, and were able to dig in the halimeda to nd numerous creatures and organisms. Finch said in performance matters scores, the hands-on instruction, greatly improved their performance. Mrs. Lundy explained these students do bene t from migrant funds. Unfortunately, they don’t have the funds for all students to experience this. She said she would like to expand this program in the future, and perhaps have camps in the summer months. An amateur video of the camp was played for the members of the council, which is comprised of several school principals, administrators, and the Superintendent Ken Kenworthy. The Newfound Harbor Marine Career Institute in Big Pine Key was the location for the eld trip and camp. The students viewed various sea species like crabs and baby octopi and shells they had never seen before. They also took a boat ride and got to swim and snorkel dive in the water. Teachers said you can’t beat hands-on learning. One student who had never swam before, conquered her fear and was cheered on by her classmates as she got into the water and discovered what was underneath. When students become a family in their school, they are stronger, and achieve more in school, teachers added. Many of the students spoke before the council to thank school and district administrators for making this trip possible. The STEM Academy is open to both Osceola and Yearling migrant students who are referred by the school migrant advocates based on grades and discipline. There are currently 30 students who participate, and 20 were taken to the Sea Camp on Friday, Feb. 1. The group spent Saturday at the camp and returned on Sunday, March 3. STEMContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Okeechobee School Board)Twenty Students in the Migrant Stem program pose as they prepare to travel to the Keys for a weekend of learning. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOsceola Middle School Teachers Christine Finch and Lauren Myers speak to the School Advisory Council. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLeft to right are student Ulissa Ruiz and teacher Sylvia Bandi from YMS.

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Cypress Hut Eagles host upcoming eventsCypress Hut Eagles 4509 Auxiliary will serve stuffed peppers with dinner by Carla, on Wednesday, March 20 starting at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the auxiliary charity fund. On Thursday, March 21, the Eagles will serve Long Island Hot Dogs by Dennis. Proceeds go to the Jimmy Durante Child Abuse fund. For more information, please call 863467-1154.Hospice Yard SaleHospice of Okeechobee’s next yard sale is on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21, from 8 a.m. to noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of Southeast 4th St. and Southeast 3rd Ave. For information, call 863-467-2321 or see our web page www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click on Events tab.Library Book Sale plannedFriends of the Okeechobee Library will hold their semi-annual book sale fundraiser on Wednesday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Books, videos, and DVDs are a dollar a pound. On Saturday a bag of books is $2; a box is $5. For more information, call 863-763-3536.Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW 9528 invite you to dineBuckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW 9528 on Wednesday, March 20 at 5 p.m. will host the monthly Wednesday night dinner, and will have BBQ country ribs, baked beans, potato salad, roll & strawberry shortcake prepared by Karen Charest for a donation of $7. Please join us. We are open to the public. For more information, please call our post at 863-467-2882.IRSC to present one-day writing workshopThe Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at IRSC will present a one-day workshop, the Creative Habit for Writers based on the book “The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp. The workshop will be led by author Suzanne Fox, MFA, on Thursday, March 21 from 1-4 p.m. at the Williamson Conference Center in Okeechobee. The $25 registration fee includes a performance by Tharp at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, Fort Pierce, on April 12, at 4 p.m. To register, call 772-462-7880.Dems Executive Committee meetsThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, March 21 in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s beginning at 6 p.m. Any interested Democrat is invited to attend.Writers read their own work at Open Mic eventFriends of the Okeechobee Library are hosting an Open Mic event on Thursday, March 21 at 5 p.m. Come share a slice o f your original ction or nonction. Please bring up to ve pages as each person will have up to ve minutes to read. The public is invited to come and enjoy the work of local writers. For more information, call Jan at 863-357-9980.OHS Swim Team hosts Golf Scramble FundraiserThe OHS Swim Team will host a gol f scramble fundraiser on Saturday, March 23 at 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the Blue Heron Gol f & Country Club. Four-person golf teams can play for $40 each ($160/team). Mulligans will be sold before tee off! If you’re not a golfer but want to help, you can be a sign sponsor or special event sponsor. A company (or individual) may donate $45 (or more), or donate prizes. OHS Swim Team Alumni – this is a GREAT chance to show YOUR Support! Contact Coach Steven Neafsey at 610-9458337 or Team Mom Lane Gamiotea at 863697-0345.Eagles North hosts a bene t for Margie Shelfer Eagles North F.O.E. 4137, at 9985 Hwy. 441 North, and the Auxiliary are having a bene t for Margie Shelfer on Saturday, March 23 Items are still being accepted for an auction to be held at 3 p.m. Please contact The Eagles at 863-763-2552 to drop of f items, or have them picked up. Please join us. Dinners will start at noon. Bene t will start at 11 a.m. There will also be a poker run the same day starting from the Iron Eagle. All proceeds will go to Margie Shelfer to help pay for her medical bills and needs.Come Dine with the DoctorDine with the Doctor will be held on Tuesday, March 26, at Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria. Dinner is at 4:30 p.m. ($5 each). Lecture: 5:00 p.m. (free) RSVP: 863-763-9228. 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.Betty Lewis Bohren, 88OKEECHOBEE — Betty Lewis Bohren passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Royal Palm Beach, Fla. She was born Dec. 2, 1924 in Hadley, Ind. to Ernest and Hazel Games. In addition she was a member of the Moose Lodge for over 50 years. She is preceded in death by her husbands, J ohn David Lewis, Edward “Gene” Bohren; and nine siblings. Mrs. Bohren is survived by her son, Richard Lewis (Carol) of Meansville, Ga.; granddaughter, Patricia Brandine (Dominick) of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; grandson, Richard E. Lewis (Matthew) of Mountville, Pa.; two great-grandchildren, Chase and Taylor; one sister, Madge Brinager of Bloomington, Ind. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 N. Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at w ww.buxtonfuneralhome.com.Johnny R. Jenkins, Sr., 53OKEECHOBEE — The late Sgt. Johnny R. Jenkins, Sr. passed away on March 13, 2013. He w as born on June 28, 1959, in Okeechobee, Fla. to the late Herbert and Jenkins, Sr. and Omie Lean Jenkins. He dedicated 19 years to his country as a member of the US A rmy with an assignment during Desert Storm and one in Germany. Johnny was preceded in death by his brothers, Herbert Lee Jenkins, Henry Jenkins, James Jenkins and Willie M. Jenkins and a sister, Hazel J enkins. He leaves behind to mourn his passing his mother, Omie Jenkins of Okeechobee; sons, J ohnny Jenkins, Jr. of Vero Beach, Justin and J ohnathan Jenkins, both of Okeechobee and Jav onne Jenkins of Ocala, Fla.; daughters, Jessica J enkins of Ocala, Fla. and Yevonne (Lou) Nobles of New York; seven grandchildren; brothers, Herbert (Jewell) Jenkins, Jr. of Jacksonville, N.C., William Jenkins of Pasadena, Calif., Willie J enkins of Okeechobee, Joe Jenkins and Moses J enkins, both of Savannah, Ga.; sisters, Lou Ella (Johnny) Murphy of St. Cloud, Fla., Patricia Ann J enkins of Brandon, Fla., and Betty Jenkins, Hattie Jenkins and Dorothy (Paul) Rieck, all of Okeechobee. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 10 a.m. until service time of 12 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, 906 N.W. 9th A venue, Okeechobee, Fla. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences to w ww.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Evelyn Nancy Staedelin, 95OKEECHOBEE — Evelyn Nancy Staedelin passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Hospice of Okeechobee. She was born March 1, 1918 in Helenwood, Tenn. to Judd and Mewanee (Sexton) Pemberton. She had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1981 coming from Grand Rapids, Mich. She was a retired cook and was of the Methodist Faith. Mrs. Staedelin is preceded in death by her Parents, Judd and Mewanee (Sexton) Pemberton; brothers, Ralph, Leonard (Tubb) and Gordon Pemberton; her wonderful sons, William, Rodman, Raymond and Joseph Phillips; grandson, Timothy Phillips; the father of her children, Virgil Phillips; husband, William Cady; and just 10 days ago she lost the love of her life, husband, “Okeechobee” Joe Staedelin. We know they are together listening to music and dancing across the heavens! She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Dan) Truskowski of Grand Rapids, Mich.; sister, Eloise Fisher of Interlachen, Fla.; daughter-inlaw, Bonnie Phillips of Sterling Heights, Mich.; stepson, Joseph A. (Julie) Staedelin, III of Thomasborough, Ill.; In addition she is survived by her nine precious grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She will be buried at a later date in Helenwood, Tennessee. In lieu of owers memorial contributions may be made to the Okeechobee Human Society P.O. Box 233, Okeechobee, FL 34973-0233. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 N Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, Fla. Online condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Gerald D. Vickers, 73OKEECHOBEE — Gerald D. Vickers died at home on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Gerald was born in Tampa and a resident of Okeechobee for 10 years. He enjoyed being outdoors shing and gol ng, cooking and listening to gospel music. He served his country as a member of the US Marine Corps. Gerald was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Allen Vickers. He is survived by three daughters, Pamela Vickers of Okeechobee, Wendy Inez Cassidy of Bradenton, Fla. and Stacey Denise Vickers of Okeechobee; four grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; and a brother, Wayne Nundy of Tampa, Fla. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Mar. 22, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:ECHOLS Plumbing & AC863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman acted on a hunch and found her riding lawnmower at a local recycling facility where it had reportedly been sold for scrap by the man she had hired to repair it. The victim apparently contracted w ith Randy Devon Burney to repair her 42-inch Lowe’s mower. But, w hen it hadn’t been returned after six weeks she became suspicious. On Saturday, March 16, she found it—right where it had been scrapped for $48.40. Burney, 51, S.E. 86th Blvd., Okeechobee, was then arrested on felony charges of dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a metal recycler. He was also charged with petit theft a misdemeanor. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on a $10,250 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Bryan Holden, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), indicated the victim hired Burney to x a broken belt on the mower as well as some other mechanical problems. When she would contact him about her mower, Burney would apparently give her an excuse why it was not repaired. Finally, continued the report, she decided to go get her mower and take it somewhere else to be repaired. But when she went to Burney’s home the mower wasn’t there, stated the deputy’s report. Burney reportedly told her he didn’t kno w where it was. The next day she went to all the metal recycling centers in the area, and nally found her mower. Employees at the center reportedly told her they had purchased the mower from Burney and had paid him for it. Deputy Holden stated in his report that he contacted the recycler and put a hold on the mower for the victim, and got a receipt from the recycler of the transaction with Burney. Deputy: man sold mower instead of xing it By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Members of the Special Response Team from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) will be celebrity servers Wednesday, March 27, as they try to raise money for Special Olympics. The deputies will be taking part in their annual Tip-A-Cop night to be held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., from 5 until 8 p.m. Any tips given to the deputies will be added to funds raised during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to be held Friday, April 26. Tickets for the Tip-A-Cop event are $11 each and can be purchased in advance or at the door on the night of the event. OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said that price covers the cost of the meal or buffet. At last year’s celebrity server event the deputies raised $1,782, offered Mrs. Bell. She went on to say she still has Law Enforcement Torch Run caps and T-shirts for sale. Hats are $10 each and T-shirts are $12 apiece. Or, they can be purchased as a combo for $20. Money raised from hat and T-shirt sales also goes to Special Olympics. For information on these events or to buy Tip-A-Cop tickets or caps and T-shirts, contact Mrs. Bell at 863-763-3117. Tip-A-Cop: SRT members will be celebrity servers FORT PIERCE—This year’s Ninth annual STOMP out child abuse 5K Run/Walk is a month away and CASTLE is calling on the communities support. Always in need of funds for the programs they provide for children and families, CASTLE depends on only two major fundraisers per year to serve the four-county area, covering Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie. “Each year we look to recruit at least 50 teams from the community” said Rossana Gonzalez, Community Relations Specialist for CASTLE. “We have a month before race day and we have teams signed up from churches, schools, preschools, businesses, civic group and just individuals that want to walk for a worthy cause.” STOMP is on April 20, at Tradition Field. CASTLE gives out individual and team awards for most money raised as well as highest number of team participants, corporate or community. Teams also create their own team t-shirts and there is an award for best team t-shirt design. To sign up your team, go to www. stompoutchildabuse.org or call Rossana at 772-465-6011 ext. 238. STOMP out child abuse 5K Run/ W alk needs runners and walkers! The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Robbie Cleve Loschiavo, 42, S.E. 24th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 15 by Of cer Jack Boon on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $2,500.  James David Thompson, 63, Friedens W ood Road, Gibsonville, N.C., was arrested March 15 by FWC Of cer G. Patterson on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the inuence. His bond was set at $1,000.  Linda Chivari Beaty, 43, S.E. 13th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 16 by Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with robbery by sudden snatching. Her bond was set at $5,000.  Julian Santiago, 27, S.W. 11th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 17 by Ofcer Charles Green on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. His bond w as set at $1,000.  Mark Glen Deschamps, 43, N.W. 47th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested March 17 by Deputy Steven Pollock on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $5,000.  Jesus Torres, 23, N.W. 45th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested March 17 by Deputy Fred Bradley on a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $2,500. He was later arrested on Okeechobee County warrants charging him with the felony of violation of probation -aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and the misdemeanors of violation of probation criminal mischief, violation of probation driving while license suspended and violation of probation ling a false police report. He is being held without bond.  Ashley Marie Crawford, 27, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 18 by Detective Bryan Lowe on a felony charge of grand theft. She was released on her own recognizance.  Javier Ojeda-Rodriguez, 40, N.E. 48th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 19 by Deputy Joe Gracie on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence, no valid driver’s license and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. His bond was set at $1,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Editor’s Note : On Sept. 13, 2011, Stephen Rodney Guhl, 65, S.E. 108th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested on a North Carolina warrant charging him with a felony sex offense. However, paperwork from the District Attorney’s Of ce in Cherokee County, N.C., indicates the charge led against Guhl was dropped Feb. 19, 2013. Okeechobee Arrest Report Randy Devon Burney

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hours: 6am 6pm 5286 SW 16th Ave863.763.2248 FOOD (Free Meal with $10 FUN & 20% OFF on all Wild Pork BBQSaturday, March 30th Serving 8am to 6pm 8 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsOutstanding Team SpiritCentral Elementary School Principal Randy Paulson and other team representatives accept the awards for Outstanding Team Spirit and fth place Fundraising Team at the annual March for Babies event to bene t the March of Dimes. The walk was held March 9 in downtown Okeechobee. Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of March 11 14. They are: Jacey Noles, Charlene Conejo, Clay Starling, Mckensie Phares, Cinthia Gomez, Noelani Conejo, Jose Sanchez, Madison Neal, Andy Castellanos, Andrea Chavez, Aaron Boone, Yesenia Leon, Yulisa Trejo and Justin Bennett. Spring Fling Festival in the Woods to be heldAlpha Ministries at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. 441 S.E. presents Spring Fling Festival in the Woods, Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food, music, buggy rides, an arena show, a cake walk and fun things for the kids to do as well as a 5-acre yard sale. Call 863-763-9800, to reserve a yard sale or vendor booth. The B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance plans “Harlem Shake Video”The B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance will be held at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. 2nd Ave. Saturday, March 23 from 7 10 p.m. Teens and ‘Tweens from 12-16 are invited to attend. For only $7, there will be music, costume contest, games and more! A “Harlem Shake Video” will be recorded at this teen dance. Admission includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, please contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.

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Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will meet Thursday, March 21, at the Basinger Community Center. A covered dish supper w ill begin at 6 p.m., followed by services at 7 p.m. Melinda Brown of Lake Placid will be the featured speaker. For more information, call Dayle McDuf e at 863-763-2285. On Palm Sunday, March 24, at 11 a.m. the Fountain of Life Church will present "The Last Supper, An Original Musical Drama," at the church, at 1302 S.W. 32nd St. For more information, call 863-763-8945 or 863-8011297. A nursery will be provided for children three and under. The Okeechobee Community Choir in its 15th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, is preparing its Easter Cantata Concert, to be presented Palm Sunday weekend, March 22, 23 and 24. For more information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714. Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene 425 S.W. 28th St., will host The Mark Trammell Quartet in concert Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 863-763-3519. 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 w orship 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 v arious singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God's Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite you to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. 2nd St. 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, 68 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, do-bro, and harmonicacome and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God's message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women's Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekl y on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Crave meets now only on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m. and all youth are invited to come. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family camp-outs. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Rd., Buckhead Ridge would like to invite everyone to services. If you do not have a church, come visit. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning worship 11 a.m. evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday services 7 p.m. and supper at 6 p.m. Our Pastor is Arlen Cook. The church has Missions for women on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Brotherhood for men meet on the same night, at same time. Dessert and coffee. Come join us.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 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. 9 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013 A rea churches plan concerts and programs Special to the Okeechobee NewsVolunteer receptionOn Saturday, March 16, the Big O RV Park had a reception for their volunteers along with a taco lunch and 50/50 drawing. Above, the ladies in the committee (not in order): Carol Sherrill, Carol Kollenburger, Sharon Wyatt, Linda Eskridge, Marilyn Beyer and Dottie Quartararo presented the check and were given a tour by Debi Large, Director of Development from the center. The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee is located at 500 N.W. 6th St. in Okeechobee.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013 Central Elementary’s rst grade students had the wonderful experience of visiting the Okeechobee County Fair this past week! Students were given the opportunity to feed carrots to the exotic animals at the petting zoo. Students were thrilled to see the lemurs, camels, yaks, llamas, goats, and kudamundis. There was even a binturong that smelled like butter popcorn when it scratched its fur! Next, students visited the competition exhibits with the artwork exhibits, Lego building contest and school booths being their fav orites. They nished up the visit with Mrs. Linda Syfrett taking them on a tour of the large animal barn where the 4-H show animals are housed as well as the small animal barn where the rabbits, poultry and lambs can be visited. One rst grader beamed at the end of her tour, “This is the best day of my whole life!” CES rst graders visit the Okeechobee County Fair

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer 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. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket joint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows y ou to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks. € Increases leg strength. Without Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annuallyhip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. 11 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon HEALTHCARE Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility€Specialized Wound Care €Full Time Medical Director €Dialysis Support €Alzheimers Support Groups €Intravenous Therapy €Resident & Family Council Groups €Specialized HIV Care €Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy €24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing €Therapeutic Activities€ Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O € 230 South Barfield Hwy € Pahokee561-924-5561€ www.floridacare.net Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton 120 BEDSCaring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DENTAL SURGERY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th D O h 863-763-0217 Okeechobee Dental We Specialize In: 113 NW 19thHOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri. 9-5BilingualHealthy Kids863-261-8273 GYNECOLOGIST James E. Bradfield, MD FACOGGynecology Board Certified € L o s s o f L i b i d o € E n d o m e t r i o s i s € U r i n e C o n t r o l € I n f e r t i l i t y € M e n s t r u a l A b n o r m a l i t i e s € S t e r i l i z a t i o n € L a s e r S u r g e r y € M i n i m a l l y I n v a s i v e S u r g e r y All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net 863-763-80001713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website 12 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News Attorney Glenn Sneider had an open dialogue with students from the Okeechobee High School Court Procedures class to prepare them for his pending Law Day essay competition. Each student received a copy of “The Pocket Guide to the United States Constitution.” The Honorable Judge Elizabeth Metzger and the Honorable Judge Sherwood Bauer, J r. in addition to attorney Sneider will judge all essay entries to determine the winners. Cash prizes will go to the top three essayists and awarded at the Okeechobee High School on May 1. The 2013 competition theme, “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All” challenges students to explore civil and human rights movements in America and the impact they have had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law. Attorney Sneider asked students to consider what remains to be done to rectify injustice in society, including eliminating all forms of discrimination, and ending other violations of human rights. This theme is particularly timely as this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. “Law Day is designed to bring judges, lawyers and schools together to teach students about the law and the legal system, and to celebrate the American heritage of liberty, justice and equality,” states Sneider. A ttorney Sneider promotes Law Day Essay Contest Special to the Okeechobee NewsAttorney Glenn Sneider prepares the students for his pending Law Day essay competition. Special to the Okeechobee NewsAttorney Sneider handed out to each student “The Pocket Guide to the United States Constitution.” Okeechobee Moose to host spring ingThe Moose will host Spring Fling in the tiki hut at 159 N.W. 36th St. on Sunday, March 24 starting at 3 p.m. Music by D & K, and there will be food, games, and horseshoes. On Thursday, March 21, Bingo 1 p.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. Friday Night Bingo starts with Bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Food is available. Sunday, March 24, breakfast served 8 11 a.m. All proceeds go to support Moose Charities programs.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Saturday 7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. For more information call Waste Management at 863-357-0824 Last year, we generated enough energy to power 1.3 million homes. Thanks to you. Find out more at ThinkGreen.com Okeechobee Land“llNew Gate Hours Starting April 1, 2013www.wm.com 13 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Golf and Country Club held its annual Member-Guest Tournament Feb. 16 &and 17 with 23, two-person teams taking part. The format was changed this year in an attempt to provide an opportunity for all participants to be evenly matched with other golfers in their ights. Holes 1-9 were a modi ed Pinehurst w here each team member hit their rst two shots and then alternated from their best shot until the ball was holed. Holes 10-18 were a two-person scramble. After the rst day's scores, teams were ighted with scores ranging from 69 72 in the championship ight; 76 80 in the A ight; and, 82 93 in the B ight. It was almost perfect weather for golf on Saturday, but the north wind came in overnight and when tee times started Sunday the temperature had dropped into the mid-30s with a strong and gusty wind. If it had not been for hand warmers, extra gloves and windbreakers the early golfers would not have been able to complete the round. Even though the weather was extremely cold, golfers endured the elements to complete their rounds. B ight was won by the team of Jim McClure and his partner Howard Huffman, with the team of Gene Miller and Bob Davies nishing in second place. A ight was won by the team of Ed Vrchoticky and his partner Jim May by virtue of a scorecard playoff. In second place was the team of Dale LaFlam and Tommy Ziegler. The championship ight was extremely close, but the overall Member-Guest champion for 2013 was the team of Runt White and Danny Lanman. In second was the team of Mike Scott and Sam Smith. Closest to the pin winners on hole 11 were Runt White on Saturday and Tim Lightsey on Sunday. The club would like to thank all participants for a successful tournament and we are looking forward to the Club Championship slated for April 6 and 7. W hite-Lanman team win local links tourney Special to the Okeechobee NewsGolf tourney winnersVFW Post 10539 sponsored a golf tournament with the proceeds going to UNMET NEEDS, a program to help veterans who are having a hard time after serving our country. Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Golf Scores March 15, were: rst place tie, Ron Smet and Jack Kidwell; second place tie, Roger Foss and Larry Kehers; and, third place tie, Wally Dierig and George Guydosh. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results OHS Swim Team plans golf scrambleThe Okeechobee High School Swim Team will host a golf scramble fundraiser on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Blue Heron Golf and Country Club. Cost for a 4-person team is $160 ($40 per person). Mulligans will be sold before tee off! If you are not a golfer but want to help, you can be a sign sponsor or special event sponsor. A company or individual may donate cash or prizes. This is a good chance for OHS swim team alumni to show support. For more information, contact Coach Steven Neafsey at (610) 945-8337 or Team Mom Lane Gamiotea at 863-697-0345.Bowling tournament to bene t missionLucky Lanes in Okeechobee will host The Okeechobee Open bowling tournament April 26-27. This tournament is a handicapped tournament with two divisions. A singles division has a cash prize of $1,000 (based on entries) to the winner and a four-person team division has a cash prize of $1,500 (based on entries). This tournament is an "open" tournament meaning it is open to all players male and female, young and older. Call the tournament Director, James Dawson at 863-447-2715, if you would like more information or register for the tournament. The proceeds of this tournament go the mission outreach of children and families in New Orleans. This tournament is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee. Radio Controlled Model AircraftThe Okeechobee Model Airplane Club is hosting its annual "Meet and Greet Community Buddy Box Fly-In" on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northeast 80th Avenue, this is the road off of RT 70 East that leads back to Thundercross Motocross Track. This event is open to the public a If you have any questions or would like more information, call Joe at 561-252-0916.

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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 *. LostLOST DOG *$100 REWARD* MALE MINIATURE SCHNAUZER, GREY WITH LONG FLUFFY TAIL. LAST SEEN ON N.E. 42ND TERR. (BEHIND SFWM OFFICE) CALL BECKY 863-634-1905 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Employment Full Time COUNSELOR Outpatient Substance Abuse counselor. Fulltime/part-time. Minimum Bachelors degree and previous outpatient experience required. CAP/CAC, MSW or LCSW preferred. Please fax resume and salary requirements to: 863-467-2477. Kissimmee 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 MASSAGE THERAPISTLicensed Massage Therapist wanted for Chiropractic Of ce. Contact Missy at 763-2400 MILKER NEEDED For a large dairy farm. Experienced only need apply. Must be dependable. DFWP. Call 863-634-2271 for more information. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS BUSY CONCESSION Stand/Restaurant for Lease at a local business. Weekends Only MUST have Restaurant experience. Please call (863) 634-5818 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Business Opportunities Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ComputersIn need of computer repair? We can get rid of viruses, install software, hardware or restore your computer back to factory default. Free Estimate. (863)447-9499 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Apartments2/1 Oak Lake 60A Remodeled. $700 incl water 1st, last, $500 sec Call 863-634-3312. On The Rim Canal 2 sm travel trailers not in a park 1BR each 1 with enclosure $450. mth, the other is $400. mth incd ele/gas, sec dep $300. no pets. 863-697-0214. TAYLOR CREEK Condos 1br/1ba, Partially Furnished $650 mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. 561-352-4243 Condos/Townhouses RentTaylor Creek Condo2BR/1BA, furnished, boat dockage, pool & water included,totally new kitchen & bath,$800/month + 1 month security. Call (863)658-4264 or (305)522-5024 Houses RentAbsolutely Beautiful 2BR/1BA home on acre lot, lg. mature oak trees, completely renovated inside, lg. shed on property, in city limits, $850.00 mo. (863)634-5586 Houses RentEverybody loves this charming 2bd/1ba house in Lake Port. Cracker style, very private and quiet. $600/mo. Room for 2 people, Non smkg. References. required Call: (863)946-0456. OKEE 1002 SE 8th Dr. Newly Remodeled. 2 br. 1 ba. $650. All appls., tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy. Last, sec. $ ref. Chris 863-447-3282 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 Houses Sale(4)Houses in Okeechobee All on water close to Taylor Creek & Lock. All have covered boat docks, w/excellent or new seawall’s. All clean and like new inside w/or without furniture. Prices start at $60,000 or make offer. Motivated Seller 765-348-8270 Land SaleNW 72nd Ave. Okeechobee 40 Acres vacant land. $80,000 Call 772-201-1115 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Mobile Home RentOasis Village 55+ Community Doublewide 2bd/2ba, Fully furnished carport and shed Available May 1st $700/mo 1st, last and security deposit. Call 863-763-3051 Mobile HomeSale2000 Homes of Merritt 40ft Park Model, wide street,corner lot,new a/c, roof and tile oors. Very Nice, located in Ancient Oaks Par k $65,000 Call 863-357-6530 55+ 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 FOR SALE 35FT RV PARK MODEL, FLORIDA ROOM, CONCRETE CARPORT, C/A/H, VER Y GOOD CONDITION, VANTAGE OAKS $10,000 O.B.O. CALL 863-467-0079 Palm Harbor Homes Demo your mobile home/ free tear down at Palm Harbor, New mobiles $39K off list, John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Boats2006 Sunchaser 820 20’ Pontoon boat, 2007 Yamaha 50hp, sh nder, livewell, shing chairs and trailer $8,500.00/neg (610)413-8476 14 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013

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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 CREST 2009 PONTOON & TRAILER 16FT, BIMINI TOP, POWER ANCHORS, DEPTH FINDER, LIVE WELL, RADIO, YAMAHA 25HP MOTOR $9,000 FIRM CALL 812-350-4664 FOR SALE 1995 Harris-Kayot Deck Boat 24’ with 115HP Mercury excellent condition. No trailer $8,000.00 Call Howard at 863-447-3327 or 863-904-8406 Campers/RVs 2011 Heartland BIG COUNTRY 38’ 5th wheel, 4 slides, replace, central vaccuum, kitchen island, lots of storage, like new, used less than one month, Motivated seller. Wife passed away. $40,000.00 (815)535-3850 32ft Pace Arrow, mint condition, $10,000 or best offer. Call for more information. 863-763-6529 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels2006 KZ New Vision 37ft High Quality 5th Wheel Trailer, Excellent Shape Will Deliver Within 25 Miles $26,500 or O.B.O Call 863-332-6008 For Sale: 2011 Big Country by Heartland 5th Wheel, 38’ with 4 slides, replace, central vaccum, kitchen island, lots of storage, like new condition, used less than a month. Motivated seller, Wife passed away. $40,000. 815-535-3850 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. AutomobilesToyota Sienna LE ‘99, very good cond. One owner. Asking $2400. Call 863-763-7404. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Utility TrailersCar hauler 2011 Suretrac open car hauler, used once, paid $5500, like new sell $2,300.00/or best offer. (954)214-6903. Public NoticeRFP #2013-07 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FL INVITATION TO BID POOL CHEMICALS AND BULK TANK BID Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, hereby requests sealed bids for the supply and delivery on an annual basis of pool chemicals consisting of sodium hypochlorite (liquid chlorine) and non-fuming Aqua Guard Pool Acid to the Sports Complex swimming pool located at 580 NW 27th Lane, Okeechobee, FL. Contractor shall also include the installation of a 1,000 gallon minimum capacity High Density Polyethylene tank if the Contractor cannot supply a visual inspection as speci ed in 5240.44 of the South Florida Building Code-Hazardous Storage Section for the existing tank. Bids should be submitted on the “Invitation to Bid” summary sheet. Detailed speci cations may be obtained from Albe Scoggins, Parks and Recreation Director, 640 NW 27th Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34972, (863) 763-6950.Bids are due no later than Friday, April 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. and shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “OKEECHOBEE COUNTY POOL CHEMICALS AND BULK TANK BID, RFP #2013-07”. Proposals are to be submitted to: Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Bids received after the deadline for submission will not be opened or considered. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; FAIR HOUSING & HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION. 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 “Invitation to Bid” will be submitted to the Board of County Commissions on or after May 09, 2013, with recommendation(s) for bid award(s). Sharon Robertson, Clerk Frank Irby., Chairman Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners 439141 ON 3/20/2013 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Okeechobee County: Coquina Water Control District (Section 10 Excavation) 540 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972, has submitted Application 130212-10 for a Water Use Permit to dewater on undeveloped lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project is located in Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 33 East. WW Equipment Company, 16279 Orange Boulevard, Loxahatchee, FL 33470, has submitted Application 130225-11 for renewal of Water Use Permit 47-00829-W to irrigate 43.30 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sur cial Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 2, 11, Township 38 South, Range 36 East. John E. Entry, IV and Justin Entry (Okeechobee Sod) 18450 NW 144th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972, has submitted Application 130227-21 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 316.40 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Kissimmee River and the project is located in Sections 17-20, 23, 24, Township 35 South, Ranges 33, 34 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 438941 ON 3/20/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012 CA 45 Judge Elizabeth Metzger TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. VICKI STATON, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 23, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-45 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and VICKI STATON and JANE DOE n/k/a KELLY STATON are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on April 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Being Lot Number 3 and Lot Number 4 Block 17 in Northwest addition to Okeechobee as shown in the recorded plat/map thereof in Book 1, Page 25 of the Okeechobee County records together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). 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 on January 24, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 435750 ON 3/13,20/2013 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. Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 2012-CA-000190 FV-I, INC. IN TRUST FOR MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL HOLDINGS, LLC PLAINTIFF VS. THERESA N. BOROMEI ET AL., DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated January 8, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 2012CA-000190 of the Circuit Court in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, SECOND FLOOR, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 312 NW 3 ST, OKEECHOBEE FL, at 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of April, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: EXHIBIT A A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, BEAR SOUTH 8854’41” W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1 /4 OF SECTION 20 TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE CENTERLINE OF S.W. 19th AVENUE, A DISTANCE OF 329.39 FEET; THENCE CONTINUES S 8854’41” W ALONG THE SAID NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, A DISTANCE OF 330.09 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 8857’07” E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20 A DISTANCE OF 17.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE CONTINUE S 8857’07 W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20 A DISTANCE OF 312.20 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 0116’26” W TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE CENTERLlNE OF S.W. THIRD STREET A DISTANCE OF 325.91 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 8855’54” E ALONG THE SAID CENTERLINE OF S.W. 3rd ST. A DISTANCE OF 309.92 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 0052’24” W A DISTANCE OF 325.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT THEREFROM THE SOUTH 35.00 FEET LYING WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY OF S.W. 3rd STREET. Dated this 8th day of January, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk David Bakalar, P.A.Counsel for Plaintiff 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 208 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Phone: (954) 965-9101 SERVICE@DBAKALAR.COMIf 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 711.434959 ON 3/20,27/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2009-CA000761 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-8, Plaintiff, VS. ROBELDAN C. ACOSTA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBELDAN C. ACOSTA; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 12, BLOCK 9, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on April 10, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 14th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, 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 ap15 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013pearance, 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. 438015 ON 3/13,20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010 CA 15 Honorable Judge Metzger IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 47-2011-CA-000352 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. MALONE, GERALD C., et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2011CA000352 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and, MALONE, GERALD C., et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 2ND FL., JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at the hour of 11:00am, on the 10th day of April, 2013 the following described property: LOT 18, WINTA PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1 OF THE PUBLIC TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. HILARIO GUTIERREZ and MONICA MOJICA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 24, 2013 (the “Judgment”), entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-15 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and HILARIO GUTIERREZ, MARIA MOJICA, and RASHA AHMAD are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell the Property as de ned in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on April 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. to the “highest bidder,” for cash in the Jury Assembly Room at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The “highest bidder” for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is de ned as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) and who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property (as de ned below) shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following property located in Okeechobee, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 11, Block 42, Basswood, Inc., Unit No. 3, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”). 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 on January 25, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 435997 ON 3/13,20/2013 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 15th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. TRADE CENTRE SOUTH, SUITE 700 100 WEST CYPRESS CREEK ROAD FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 954-343-6982 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. 437887 ON 3/13,20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000323 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. RANDY C. HARDEN, 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 9, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000323 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association, successor by merger to National City Bank, successor by merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Randy C. Harden; Unknown Spouse of Randy C. Harden; and Unknown Tenant(s), are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM, on April 17, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 11, Taylor Cove, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 60, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 11th day of January, 2013. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k WWR #10096143 Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954740-5200 Facsimile # 954-740-5290 434970 ON 3/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-DR-81 IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF DAVID S. WOLF, SR., Petitioner/Husband, and OLGA L. WOLF, Wife NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: OLGA L. WOLF Addresses Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Dissolution of Marriage action has been led and commenced in this court. You are required to serve a copy o f your written defenses, if any to it, on the Petitioner/Wife’s attorney, whose name and address is SNEIDE R LAW, 200 S.W. 9th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 and le the original with the clerk of the above-styled Court within 30 days o f rst publication; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief prayed for in the complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for four consecutive weeks in The Okeechobee News. Witness my hand and the seal o f said Court at Okeechobee, Florida on this 7 day of March 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of Said Court BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Cler k 438786 ON 3/20,27;4/3,10/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2011CA431 HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-2, Plaintiff, vs. Eleden C. Fonseca and Jose Luis Fonseca; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 18, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011CA431 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-2, is the Plaintiff, and Eleden C. Fonseca and Jose Luis Fonseca are Defendants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the 10th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 1: COMMENCE AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1122.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREE 24’08” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 24’08” EAST FOR THE A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 004’22” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 8924’08” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 004’22” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION LONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1122.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREE 24’08” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SAID SECTION FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND PARCEL 3: COMMENCE AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24’08” EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE, THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04’22” EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION LONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1122.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREE 24’08” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 500.00 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 8924’08”EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 004’22” EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 8924’08” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 004’22” WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. Street Address: 7220 NE 11th Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff’s mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 4th day of January, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 pleadings@cosplaw.com 434423 ON 3/13,20/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472012CA000340CAXXXX BEACH COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida state chartered bank, Plaintiff, VS. WATER’S EDGE MOTOR COACH RESORT, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, et. al., Defendants. REVISED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 6, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 472012CA000340CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee, Florida, wherein WATER’S EDGE MOTOR COACH RESORT LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, TELEHAR CORP., a Florida corporation, LYNCH PAVING & CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. J&L CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION, INC., a Florida corporation, DRMP, INC., a Florida corporation, f/k/a DYER, RIDDLE, MILLS, & PRECOURT, INC., a Florida corporation, CHARLIE’S LAWN & L ANDSCAPE OF THE LAKE AREA, INC., a Florida corporation, SOUTH FLORIDA CUSTOM POOLS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and WATER’S EDGE MOTOR COACH RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 11:00 a.m on the 10th day of April, 2013, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 2nd oor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgm ent, to wit: Lots 9 and 10, Block B, Lakeview Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 1, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. ALSO: Lot 29, Less the North 10 feet and all of Lot 30, Block B, LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as rec orded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 1, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. ALSO: Begin at the Hancock Meander corner on section line between Sections 23 and 24, Township 38 South, Range 36 East; run thence South 42 degrees 58’ West to the South line of State Road # 15 (also known as Conners Highway) for the point of beginning; said point being 50 feet measured at right angles from the center line of said State Road #15; run thence South 42 degrees 58’ West to the 17 feet water level of Lake Okeechobee; run thence North 37 degrees 05’ West 101.5 feet; run thence North 42 degrees 58’ East 259.1 feet to the intersection with the South line of State Road #15, and point of intersection being 50 feet measured at right angles from the center line of said State Road #15; run thence Southeasterly along the South line of sai d State Road #15 to the point of beginning. ALSO: Commencing at the Hancock Meander corner, between said Sections 23 and 24, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, and bear South 4425’54” West a distance of 420.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence bear South 3119’59” East on a line parallel to the Southwesterly line o f Lots 14 and 15, Block 9, Plat of Farm Lands of Consolidated Land Company, according to the plat thereof r ecorded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, Public Records of Okeec hobee County, Florida, a distance of 224.59 feet to a point; thence North 4203’04” East a distance of 198.79 feet to a point on the Southerly right of way of State Road 15; thence bear North 3244’41” West along said Southerly right of way line a distance of 214.83 feet; thence bear South 4424’54” West a dista nce of 191.02 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO: Commencing at the Hancock Meander corner between Sections 23 and 24, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, and bear South 4425’ 54” West a distance of 420.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence bear South 3119’39” East on a line parallel to the Southwesterly line of Lots 14 and 15, Block 9, Plat of Farm Lands of Consolidated Land Company, according to the plat thereof recor ded in Plat Book 1, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 224.59 feet to a point; thence bear South 4203’04” West to the intersection with the 17 foot contour line of Lake Okeechobe e; thence bear Northwesterly along said 17 foot contour line to a point lying South 4424’54” West of the point of beginning; thence bear North 4424’54” Ea st to the Point of Beginning. ALSO: A portion of reclaimed lake bottom lying in fractional Section 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Flor ida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Hancock Meander corner lying on the East line of said Section 23 (also being the West line of Section 24); t hence South 4353’31” West, a distance of 245.15 feet to the Southwesterly right of way (R/W) line of State Road #15 (100’ in width); thence continue South 4 353’31” West, a distance of 319.02 feet to the 17 feet contour line of Lake Okeechobee as established by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD ) as per South Florida Water Management District R/W and topo map for Levee 47 Section 2, DWG. No. L-47-4, Sheet 4 of 8, dated 3/22/65; thence continu e South 4353’31” West, a distance of 57.68 feet to the Southwesterly R/W line of Levee L47; thence North 3417’45” West along said Southwesterly R/W lin e of Levee L-47, a distance of 201.44 feet; thence North 5644’25” East along the Southwesterly extension of the Southerly line of the North 10.00 feet of Lot 29, Lakeview Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 1, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 49.52 feet to the intersection with the aforesaid 17 feet contour line of Lake Okeechobee; thence South 3624’18” East along said contour line, a distance of 188.86 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO: A parcel of land lying in fractional Section 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida being more par ticularly described as follows: Commence at the Hancock Meander corner lying on the East line of said Section 23 (also being the West line of Section 24); t hence South 4353’31” West, a distance of 245.15 feet to the Southwesterly right of way (R/W) line of State Road #15 (100’ in width); thence continue South 4 353’31” West, a distance of 319.02 feet to the 17 feet contour line of Lake Okeechobee as established by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD ) as per South Florida Water Management District R/W and topo map for Levee 47 Section 2, DWG. No. L-47-4, Sheet 4 of 8, dated 3/22/65; thence North 3 624’18” West along said 17 feet contour line, a distance of 98.40 feet for the point of beginning of this description; thence continue North 3624’18” West along said 17 feet contour line, a distance of 90.46 feet to the Southwesterly extension of the Southerly line of the North 10.00 feet of Lot 29, Block B, Lakeview Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 1, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence North 5644’25” E ast along said Southwesterly extension of the South line of the North 10.00 feet of Lot 29, Block B, a distance of 66.75 feet to the Southerly line of Lot 2 9, Block B; thence South 3450’27” East along said Southerly line of Lot 29, Block B, a distance of 75.79 feet to the Southernmost corner of said Lot 29 and the N orthwesterly line of that parcel of land described in O.R. Book 265, Page 1316, of the aforesaid Public Records of Okeechobee County; thence South 4353’31” West a long said Northwesterly line, a distance of 65.52 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO: Lots 8 and 11, Block B, Lakeview Subdivision, according to the map or Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 1, Publi c Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: Unit No. 27, Waters Edge Motor Coach Resort, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium led February 28, 2011, and recorded in O.R. Book 697, Page 1846, and also being recorded in Condominium Plat Book 1, Page 61 through 64, inclusive, all of the Public Recor ds of Okeechobee County, Florida. SUBJECT TO the Mortgagees Consent to the dedication of the streets, retention areas, easements, storm drainage system and ut ilities, as shown on Condominium Plat Book 1, Pages 61-64, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida to the use of Water’s Edge Motor Coach Resort Con dominium Association, Inc. AS WELL AS: (a) All buildings, structures, and improvements of every nature whatsoever now or hereafter situated on the above described real property (“Land”), and all xtures, ttings, building materials, machinery, equipment, furniture and furnishings and all personal property of every nature whatsoev er used or intended to be used in connection with or with the operation of said property, buildings, structures, or other improvements, including all extensions, additions, improvements, betterments, renewals, substitutions, replacements, and accessions to any of the foregoing, whether such xtures, ttings, building materials, machinery, equipment, furniture, furnishings and personal property actually are located on or adjacent to the Land or not, and whethe r in storage or otherwise, and wheresoever the same may be located (the “Improvements”); (b) All accounts, general intangibles, contracts and contract rights relating to the Land and Improvements, whether now owne d or existing or hereafter created, acquired or arising, including without limitation, all construction contracts, architectural services contracts, management contracts, leasing agent contracts, purchase and sale contracts, put or other option contracts, and all other contracts and agreements relating to the construction of improvements on, or the operation, management and sale of all or any part of the Land and Improvements; (c) Together with all easements, rights of way, gores of land, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, waters, water courses, water rights and powers, and all estates, leases, subleases, licenses, rights, titles, interests, privileges, liberties, tenements, hereditaments, and a ppurtenances whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating, or appertaining to any of the property hereinabove described, or which thereafter shall in any way belong, relate or be appurtenant thereto, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and pro ts thereof, and all the estate, right, title interest, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever at law, as well as in equity, in and to the same including but not limited to: (1) All rents, royalties, pro ts, issues and revenues of the Land and Improvements from time to time accruing, whether under leases or tenancies now existing or hereafter created; and (2) All Judgments, awards of damages and settlements hereafter made resulting from condemnation proceedings or the taking of the Land and Improvements or any part thereof under the power of eminent domain, or for any damage (whether caused by such taking or otherwise) to the Land and Improvements or any part thereof, or to any rights appurtenant thereto, including any award for change of grade or streets. (d) All cash and non-cash proceedings and all products of any of the foregoing items or types of property described in (a), (b), or (c) above, including, but not limited to, all insurance, contract and tort proceeds, and claims, and including all inventory, accounts, chattel papers, d ocuments, instruments, equipment, xtures, consumer goods and general intangibles acquired with cash proceeds of any of the foregoing items or types of property described in (a), (b), or (c) above; (e) All construction contracts and agreements, now or hereafter existing, relating in any way to the construction of the Imp rovements; (f) All surveys of all or any part of the Premises now existing or hereafter made; (g) All architects’ and/or engineers’ contracts, drawings, plans, speci cations, general contracts, A 1 A contracts, management agreements, surveys, bonds, sureties, permits, licenses, and other governmental approvals, and all amendments, revisions and modi cations thereto, now or hereafter existing, relating in any way to the construction of the Improvements; (h) All environmental permits, wetlands permits, development orders, development of regional impact orders, conditional use permits and approvals, licenses, franchises, certi cates of occupancy, permits, water and sewer taps, and all other governmental approvals pertaining or applicable to, or relati ng in any way to the present or future operation of the Premises, whether now or existing or hereafter arising; (i) All right, title and interest in or to any and all business or trade names now or hereafter used or adopted in connectio n with the Premises; (j) All unexpired warranties and guaranties covering the buildings, improvements, xtures, appliances, equipment, personal property and other property described above; (k) All right, title and interest in and to all maintenance and service contracts relating to the Premises, whether now exis ting or hereafter arising; (l) All right, title, and interest in and to all equipment leases and other leases entered into with respect to the Premises whether now existing or hereafter arising; (m) All payment and/or performance bonds now existing or hereafter entered into with respect to the construction of the Impr ovements; and (n) All right, title and interest in and to all permits, certi cates, licenses, and approvals (collectively the “Permits”) issued by, or agreements entered with, any governmental or private authority, person or agency relating to the ownership, development, construction, operation, mainte nance, marketing, sale and use of the Land and Improvements as well as all rights and privileges heretofore, hereafter or otherwise arising in connection with or pertaining thereto, including without limitation, any right or privilege to sewer and water rights, reservations of sewer or water capacity, prepaid impact fees, wetlands mitigation credits or to any other agreements or rights relating to sewer water, septic tanks, or other utilities and any right or privi lege under any lease, contract, or oth-er agreement with any third party pertaining to the ownership development, construction, operation, maintenances marketing, sal e and use and in use thereof (collectively, the “Developer’s Rights”) and any and all plans and speci cations (the “Plans and Speci cations”) prepared for or to be used in connection therewith. Dated February 15th, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk ROSEN & WINIG, PA, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF 2925 PGA BLVD. SUITE 100, PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33410 TELEPHONE (561) 799-6040 FACSIMILE (561) 799-4047 437879 ON 3/13,20/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-CP-8 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER IN RE: Estate of LUCIANO MENDOZA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate of LUCIANO MENDOZA, Deceased, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2013-CP-39 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER IN RE: Estate of DIANA JO SCOTT a/k/a DIANA GUSTIN SCOTT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration is sought to be entered in the Estate of DIANA JO SCOTT a/k/a DIANA GUSTIN SCOTT Deceased, Case Number 2013-CP-39, by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 125, Okeechobee, FL 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was October 20, 2012; that the total value of the estate subject to probate is approximately $8,000.00; and that the names and addresses of those to whom it is sought to be assigned by such order are: Name Address Gregory C. Scott 1102 West 6th Street Marion, IN 46953 Katelyn Marie Scott 1102 West 6th Street Marion, IN 46953 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those listed for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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: March 20, 2013. GREGORY C. SCOTT, Petitioner 1102 West 6th Street Marion, IN 46953 Law Of ce of CASSELS & McCALL JOHN D. CASSELS, JR. Attorney for Petitioner FBN: 0261521 Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, FL 34973-0968 (863) 763-3131 jdc@legal-one.com pleadings@legal-one.com 439140 ON 3/20,27/2013 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast (DBA, Workforce Solutions) Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Job Training Consortium announce a meeting of the Workforce Development Board and Consortium to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Wednesday, March 27 2013 8:00 a.m. Place: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-CP3 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER IN RE: Estate of MARY MARGARET MAUK, Deceased. TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate of MARY MARGARET MAUK Deceased, whose date of death was November 4, 2012, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-4233, Case Number 2013-CP3 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 125, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedent’s estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must le your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s esLEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 5th day of APRIL, 2013 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows 2004 YAMAHA XT225 SEROW JYA4BEE004A069025 1996 MERC COUGAR XR7 1MELM62W3TH613370 1976 CADILAC GREEN 6D4756Q282639 T erms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 439147 ON 3/20/2013 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers and the Workforce Development Board (DBA, Workforce Solutions). A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 439149 ON 3/20/2013 whose date of death was June 9, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-5181, Case Number 2013-CP-8 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 125 Okeechobee, FL 34972. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedent’s estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliqui dated, you must le your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with the Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT’S DEATH. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is: March 20, 2013. MARIA MENDOZA Personal Representative 3696 NW 10th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 Law Of ce Of CASSELS & McCALL BY: JOHN D. CASSELS, JR. Attorney for Personal Representative FBN: 0261521 Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, FL 34973-0968 (863) 763-3131 jdc@legal-one.com pleadings@legal-one.com 439135 ON 3/20,27/2013 tate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with the Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT’S DEATH. The date of the rst publication o f this Notice is: March 20, 2013. PEGGY S. ROBINSON Personal Representative 8651 Hwy 78 West Okeechobee, FL 34974 Law Of ce Of CASSELS & McCALL JOHN D. CASSELS, JR. Attorney for Personal Representative FBN: 0261521 Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, FL 34973-0968 (863) 763-3131 jdc@legal-one.com pleadings@legal-one.com 439138 ON 3/20,27/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000533 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. GAIL ADAMS PETERSEN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 12, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2009CA-000533 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and GAIL ADAMS PETERSEN; RIVER RUN HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 18, RIVER RUN RESOR T SUBDIVISION, PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 33, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.1Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. TOGETHER WITH A 1999 SUNSTATE/PEACHSTATE, DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME ID NUMBER PSHGA22035A AND PSHGA22035B A/K/A 907 NE 5TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 14, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09081599 CHASEDIRECT-FHA--Team 3 F09081599 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disabilit y who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 437885 ON 3/13,20/2013 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000212 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff vs. HAROLD R. RATHBUN, JR., et al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated February 14, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 47-2012-CA-000212, in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is the Plaintiff, and HAROLD R. RATHBUN, JR., et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 42, RIVER RUN RESORT PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACPublic Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000130 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. SONJA R. MCCOIN A/K/A SONJA RENEE MCCOIN, et al, Defendant(s). Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000371 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. HARVEY R. THOMAS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 12, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2010CA-000371 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida 17 Okeechobee News March 20, 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 TURED HOME DESCRIBED AS A 2001 MERT, WITH VIN # FLHMBA165647111A AND VIN # FLHMBA165647111Bat public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 AM, on the 10th day of April, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated February 15, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500 Boca Raton, Fl 33431 (727)446-4826 438009 ON 3/20,27/2013 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 12, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000130 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and SONJA R. MCCOIN A/K/A SONJA RENEE MCCOIN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SONJA R. MCCOIN A/K/A SONJA RENEE MCCOIN N/K/A JAROD ALLEN WARBURTON; RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA; TENANT #1 N/K/A CHRIS JACKSON are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12, BRENTWOOD ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 31, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1021 SE 10TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 15, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12002843 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMCR-kvickers-Team 1 F12002843 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 437886 ON 3/13,20/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifiedswherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and HARVEY R. THOMAS; TRUDY H. THOMAS; HOMES BY JOLICOEUR, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION A DISSOLVED CORPORATION; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 16, BLOCK 43, A PORTION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2747 5TH STREET NW, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 14, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10047910 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMCTeam 1F10047910 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disabilit y who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Ryan Hagan and Allen Leitner shared a lot this year, captains of the Okeechobee High School Wrestling Team, successful records, trips to the State Finals, and on Monday night the team’s Most Valuable Wrestlers Award. Other awards were handed out to Bryan Levins for Sportsmanship, Cory Vickers for Rookie of the Year, Sebastian Fulleda for Most Improved Wrestler, and Jake Menendez received the Brahman Award. Brahman coach Robert Olive honored seven freshmen, six sophomores, nine juniors and ve seniors who were important parts of the team this year. It was a successful year as Okeechobee nished third in their district and had three district champions, Menendez, Greg Hernandez and Hagan and the two state quali ers, Hagan and Leitner. Leitner said it was really an honor to earn the award. He said his state nal experience was marred by a throat infection but that he enjoyed the experience. “I hope the young kids understand that hard work pays off. When you work for something, it means a lot more than something that is handed to you,” he added. Leitner plans to attend Fire ghter and EMT school at Indian River State College. Bryan Levins said it felt great to win the sportsmanship award and said he’d have lost every match in high school in exchange for this award. He was also glad to be with his wrestling team one last time. “This award is a victory in my mind. My advice is to stay strong, keep at it and don’t ever quit,” he added. Levins plans to study accounting and business in college and become a CPA. Menendez was one of the three district champions on the team, the others were Greg Hernandez at heavyweight and Hagan at 145 pounds. The junior said he was honored and humbled to get the award and he planned to use it as motivation for next year. “We have a lot of promise and potential on the team. We have good leadership and I think we can make noise at the district and regional level next year,” he said. Fulleda said he really improved a lot in the past year and praised coach Olive for his improvement. He would like to one day compete as a mixed martial arts ghter. “There is a lot of talent here and there will be a lot of competition. I always do what I have to do and work hard. I feel if I deserve it I get it and so far I have, I’ve gotten to wrestle,” he added. Hagan said his goal this year was to make everyone proud of him. He said state nal was intense and the wrestlers were really talented. He said he won’t ever forget the experience of competing before large crowds at the Lakeland Civic Center. He did one match at the tournament. “It was a lot of hard work and sacri ce but that is what it’s all about,” he said. Hagan said he is still thinking about his future plans but lists joining the Coast Guard or being a wildlife of cer as career possibilities. Vickers made a smooth transition from football to wrestling and was impressive on the mat this year at 220 pounds. He said the recognition for rookie or newcomer of the year was a great honor. “It takes a lot of grit and grind and you really need to work to get anywhere. It is the same workout routine as football. I plan on going real far next year and I’ll come out, try my hardest, and never quit.” Olive said the team exceeded expectation s this year and that the wrestlers are startin g to buy into his program. He said there wa s some resistance at rst to his methods lik e hard practices. He said to become an elit e team in the state you have to really push you r wrestlers. He predicted it will be much mor e dif cult for future wrestling teams because h e will demand more from them. Olive challenged the returners to dedicat e themselves if they want to reach the stat e nals. He urged them to attend off seaso n workouts, attend camps where they can, and give a full commitment to their goal. H e intends to bring in new concepts like liftin g sand bags and swinging sledge hammers t o improve the strength and conditioning of hi s wrestlers. He said they’ll have to overcome a lot o f experience in the starting lineup but can do i t with conditioning and power. “You have to work harder than you reall y want to work. Parents push your kids if yo u know it is important to them,” he added. 18 Okeechobee News March 20, 2013 Brahman mat men honored at banquet Co-MVP winners for Brahman wrestling were Ryan Hagan (left) and Allen Leitner (right). They ank OHS wrestling coach Robert Olive. Sebastian Fulleda (right) won the Most Improved Wrestler Award at the OHS Wrestling Banquet held Monday. At left is OHS wrestling coach Robert Olive. Jake Menendez was the Brahman Award winner this year. He was one of several OHS wrestlers to reach the regional tourney this year. At right is coach Robert Olive. Top newcomer Cory Vickers (left) was honored by OHS wrestling coach Robert Olive (right) on Monday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBryan Levins (left) won a Sportsmanship Award at the OHS Wrestling Banquet held Monday. Coach Robert Olive (right) presented the award.

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On Saturday Okeechobee fell to Park Vista 8-3 and Tampa Chamberlain 5-0. Park Vista scored ve runs in the fourth inning to break open a close game. Shef eld and Elisia Garcia had doubles for OHS. OHS is now (8-8) on the season. Brahman Coach Heather Gillis said although the team lost three games, she felt it was a positive experience for her young team to play these strong opponents. “We saw the best competition we have seen all season. We had some strong performances from players like Shef eld, Brianna Nunez, and Carissa Licata,” she explained. Garcia had a .375 batting average in the tournament. Shef eld and Nunez both drove home two runs. Shef eld did the lion’s share of pitching with 14 innings, allowing just four runs. The OHS Lady Brahman track team nished in sixth place at the Fort Pierce Central Cobra Relays held last Thursday. The Brahman boys track team nished in sixth place. Top performances included rst place nishes by Tabatha Henry in the girls 3200 meters, Hernan Baltazar in the boys 3200 meters, and the girls 1000 sprint medley team. The team is comprised of Keirsten Bostwick, Shania Bayes, Mercedes Washington and Sha’Dajia Williams. Robert Garza took second place in the boys shot put and the girls 4x100 meter rela y team also nished in second place. The boys 4x100 meter relay team also nished second and Ami Edwards took second place in the girls shot put competition with a throw o f 34 feet. Third place nishes included Devion Wigfall in the boys discus and the boys 4x800 meter relay team of Frank Adamo, Emmanuel Gaona, Hernan Baltazar and Cole Owens.  OHS Boy’s Tennis Coach Morgan Ungerott continues to praise her team for their efforts. She used eight different players in the lineup against Clewiston and the team was able to respond. “These guys have been able to take something from each match and work on it. I’ve tried to get the guys to focus on their serves in certain matches,” she explained. Ungerott pointed to Thursday’s senior da y match against South Fork as a key test for her team as they head to districts in early April. “It was a close 5-2 match last year and I know the guys are looking to make a statement against them heading to the tournament,” she added. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Special to the Okeechobee News/ OAAOAA March of DimesOkeechobee Achievement Academy has been raising funds for the March of Dimes since Feb. 6. They were able to raise over $800 for March of Dimes. They held cornhole tournaments, sold lollipops, had a teacher dessert, chilicookoff and Italian lunch and ended with the pie-in-the face competition. They also had donations from Communities in Schools, Workforce Solutions, and the St. Stephans AME YPDers. Thank You for all your hard work and participation from the teachers, students, and community. Cornhole Winners: Pictured is Mr. Scott Viens and Cody Tyson. They were the “Grand Champion” Cornhole Tournament Winners. Second Place Cornhole is Mr. Sanchez and Tyler Lamb winning second place in Cornhole Tournament. Fifth grade NBA students participated in our own walk for March of Dimes here at the school on Friday, March 7. The Pie in the Face was Mr. Jesse Stephans who raised the most money for MOD and was rewarded with a pie in the face. Deborah Sales name was drawn to give him the pie and did a great job.

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