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Publication Date: 03-27-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 37 13.97 feetLast Year: 12.59 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Special to the Okeechobee NewsFire Science demo at IRSCObserve how local agencies train to keep the community safe with demonstrations and tours featuring the Fire Training Center, Virtual Reality Use-of-Force Simulator and much more on April 6 at IRSC. For more, please see the story on Page 10. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaAllen Queen, technology director for Okeechobee County Clerk of the Courts Sharon Robertson, is the man responsible for the county’s website. The website recently scored a grade of A Plus from a national non-pro t organization dedicated to government transparency. Fire safety: Ready, Set, Go! ... Page 5 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Okeechobee County has a rst rate website and an A plus grade to prove it. The Sunshine Review, a national non-pro t organization dedicated to government transparency, recently released the winners of the fourth annual Sunny Awards for transparency in government websites. This year Okeechobee County scored an A plus, an improvement from last year's B. More than 1,000 state and county governments and school boards were graded on a 10-point checklist that evaluated such things as budgets, meetings, lobbying, nancial audits, contracts, academic performance, public records and taxes. A total of 247 Sunny Awards were presented this year. Florida was the leading state with a total of 25 county governments and school boards receiving awards. Okeechobee was one of 35 counties nationwide to receive an A plus. Allen Queen, technology director for Clerk of Courts Sharon By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local man is being held in a Texas jail, and the 11-year-old missing girl found with him is being returned to her home in Okeechobee. Detective Corporal Rosemary Farless, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), said Ramiro Valenzuela Delacruz was taken into custody early Saturday morning, March 23, when he was arrested by the Terrell Police Department in Terrell, Texas, on unrelated charges. Delacruz, 20, N.W. 46th Ave., was later arrested on one felony count of interference with child custody. He is being held in the Kaufman County Jail under a bond of $75,000. When the child was reported missing Friday, March 22, a missing child alert was sent out across the nation as well as a description of the man's car. Cpl. Farless said police in Terrell recognized Delacruz's orange 2000 Dodge Neon automobile with the Florida tag and then stopped the car around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Both Delacruz and the child were inside the vehicle at the time. County’s website gets Sunny Award Missing child is located in TexasBaker paces OHS ladies in win ... Page 16 See GRADE — Page 2 See MISSING — Page 2 Ramiro V. Delacruz BOCC meeting is tomorrow ... Page 2

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Delacruz was of cially arrested on that felony warrant at 6:47 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, according to Kaufman County Sheriff’s Of ce records. The child was not harmed, said Cpl. Farless. How the child came to be with the man is still under investigation, said the OCSO detective. Cpl. Farless expected the child to be back in Okeechobee sometime late Tuesday afternoon. Delacruz, she added, will be returned to Okeechobee County by a private extradition company. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the OCSO worked together on the case, Cpl. Farless pointed out. According to Wikipedia, Terrell has a population of 15,816 and is located 32 miles east of Dallas. MISSINGContinued From Page 1 Robertson, is the man responsible for the website. The clerk of courts is responsible for maintaining records for the county commission. Mr. Queen started work on the county website in 2004. In 2010 the website underwent a major face lift when the commission meetings were streamed live. It took Mr. Queen and a former clerk of courts employee about four months to implement the face lift. Now Mr. Queen is assisted by another clerk of courts employee, Jeff Shane. Mr. McQueen said his work now consists mainly of daily maintenance and veri cation. Last year the website received the ability to stream commission meetings to I-phones, I-pods and Androids after the meetings. This year he hopes to be able to upgrade the website so that those same electronic devices can receive live streamings of commission meetings. “The Sunny Awards recognize governments that make transparency a priority. The winners of the Sunny Awards are cities, counties and school districts that proactivel y share the public information that empowers citizens and keeps government accountable to the people,” said Michael Barnhart, president of Sunshine Review. Neighboring counties and school boards receiving 2013 Sunny Awards are Indian River School District, Palm Beach Count y School District, St. Lucie County, Indian River County and St. Lucie County School District. GRADEContinued From Page 1 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News When the Okeechobee County Commission meets tomorrow, it looks like they will face a short agenda that will be dominated by outside speakers. Joe Allen, of the Seminole Cove Condominium Association, will address the commission concerning a drainage issue in that subdivision. Charles Lee of Audubon Florida will comment concerning the governor’s budget proposals for Everglades restoration. Julie Fowler of the accounting rm of Clifton Larson Allen will present the audit for the scal year ending Sept. 30, 2012. Turning to other business, the commission will consider a change order and nal pay application for the S.W. 87th Terrace bridge repair project. They will also consider modifying the Oak Park Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and a change order to Craig A. Smith for the same project. Deputy county administrator Robbie Chartier will present an overview of the current nancial situation through Feb. 28. Commissioners are expected to proclaim the month of April to be Water Conservation Month and the week of April 7 12 to be Children’s Week. Commissioners facing short agenda Thursday If you go ...What: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission When: 9 a.m., Thursday, March 28 Where: Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. VFW Post to host Easter Egg HuntThe Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. There will be three divisions: Infant – 4 years; 5 – 8 years and 9 – 12 years. Bring your baskets and have some fun. There will be prizes and hot dogs for the kids. Please contact the Post with any questions at 863-763-0818. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail after she allegedly fought with deputies and apparently tried to ee the scene in a sheriff’s of ce patrol car. Samantha Jean Rubino, 26, N.W. 110th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sunday, March 24, on felony charges of resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence, battery on a law enforcement ofcer and carjacking. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of trespass of an occupied structure. Rubino is being held on $20,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy DeMarcus Dixon, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that Rubino entered a home through the back door and refused to leave until she realized the homeowner was calling the sheriff’s of ce. Deputy Dixon and Deputy Joe Gracie responded to the scene and, while on the way, Deputy Gracie saw Rubino and got out of his car to make contact with her while Deputy Dixon went to the home. A short time later, stated Deputy Dixon’s report, Deputy Gracie called for assistance because Rubino was being combative. According to the report Rubino swung at and kicked the deputies. The deputies twice shot the woman with their tasers, but this had no effect on the woman, stated Deputy Dixon. The deputy went on to state that Rubino actually removed one of the taser probes from her body then jumped into Deputy Gracie’s patrol unit, got behind the wheel and tried to put the car into gear. Deputy Dixon indicated that he was able to keep Rubino from closing the car’s door. By this time, stated the report, Rubino was “... violently combative... .” The deputies nally got control of Rubino after Deputy Gracie shot pepper spray into her face. The report stated that Deputy Gracie sustained a cut to his wrist in trying to subdue Rubino. It does not indicate if he received medical attention for that cut. Deputy Dixon stated that because Rubino appeared to be heavily intoxicated she was taken from the scene to Raulerson Hospital, where she allegedly told hospital staff that she “... admitted to using crystal methamphetamine.” The homeowner reportedly told Deputy Dixon that Rubino “... appeared to be on drugs and was yelling strange statements about being crazy.” Report: Woman tried to take OCSO patrol unit Samantha J. Rubino

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 So simple,YOULL CELEBRATE.Perfectly trimmed and smoked. Just heat, serve, and have a happy holiday.PUBLIX PREMIUM SEMI-BONELESS HAM To stay comfortable, just stay put. Since the icomfort Wi-Fi lets you adjust your homes temperature from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, laptop or tablet, you dont have to get up to get comfortable. Offer expires June 14, 2013 CAC014022(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th. Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974*Rebate oer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. System rebate oers range from $300 $1,100. **See dealer for details and visit www.energy star.gov for more information on the credit guidelines. 2013 L ennox Industries, Inc. RECEIVE UP TO A $1,100 rebate*when you buy a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System. ANDUp to $500 in Federal Tax Credits** 3 Okeechobee News March 27, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ D. TimmonsSpring Fling Festival The Spring Fling Festival at Freedom Ranch, held Saturday, was well attended and lots of fun. Anyone who loves a good yard sale, had plenty to look at and buy. There was also food, vendors, buggy rides and great music. Pictured here is Zoe Evans, with her project from a fun kids activity where they can paint on plaster forms. Zoe did a really nice job on this spring gift for her mother. Special to the Okeechobee NewsHooked on BooksAt the OREA March meeting, we were honored to have our District Director Jamie Coburn and Past State President Esther Twitchell present. They complimented our membership on all the activities they participate in. During this meeting, the membership donated some 37 books that are earmarked for Osceola, Yearling, Freshman Campus, Okeechobee Achievement Academy and Okeechobee High School. In our previous “Hooked on Books” drive members made personal donations of over 160 books to be distributed throughout the county school’s media centers with the majority of books going to elementary schools so we thought that it was only fair to do another drive with the emphasis being on upper level media needs. Special to the Okeechobee NewstQuilt winnerThe Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary Quilt Raf e was won by Phyllis Vest of Buckhead Ridge. Her ticket was drawn March 10 at the Speckled Perch Festival in Okeechobee. Presenting her with the quilt are the President Joann Dimmitt and Treasurer Nancy Gordon. The quilt was hand sewn and donated by Ester Hewitt. Many thanks to those who bought tickets. The proceeds are helping to send three of the re ghters for more training. People helping peopleCypress Hut Eagles Club on SE 441 holds monthly fundraising events and a club member gets to select the charity to receive the proceeds of the event. The February dinner and drawing raised $635 and Hospice was the designated recipient. The motto of the Eagles club is “People helping People” and these monthly events are one of the ways the club supports local charitable organizations. In photo from left: Frank Irby, Hospice of Okeechobee, Judy Frail, Kathy Jarrell, Rhonda Thomas, Nadene Hemingway and Lorraine Watson representing the club and auxiliary members. Special to the Okeechobee News

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No license? If you can get arrested for hunting or shing without a license, but not for being in t he country illegally you might live in a count ry founded by geniuses but run by idiots.Gun control Dogs are a good deterrent; and better w hen backed up with a rearm. Consider a drugged piece of meat passed over the fence and the dog may be neutralized. I recall a few y ears back that the cops in West Palm Beach s witched from 9 mm to 40 caliber because t hey needed more knock down power.  Back in the day, one of my duties was as a federal peace of cer. Since it was in the late ‘70s, we were issued Model 1911 .45 caliber pistols. The ‘powers that be’ decided to move on to 9mm in my later years. Thanks t o an understanding Warrant Gunner’s Mate, I was issued my 1911 until I parted from the s ervice. He had managed to squirrel away rounds for the hand cannon also. (It) Broke my heart to sign her back in when I retired.Moral code In the news was the college student w ho was suspended because he refused to do as the professor instructed and stomp on t he name of Jesus. This is sad, sad, sad. I w ould have taken the punishment too, then followed through with any available legal recourse I could muster. The teacher’s act ion does raise the question as to why Jesus w as chosen instead of another symbol? The t eacher could have simply asked the students t o write down the most important thing in t he world to them and allow the students t o name/choose their own symbol. Yet, the t eacher speci cally chose Jesus. From the lesson plan, it read “then ask why they can’t s tep on the paper. Discuss the importance of symbols in culture.” Well, apparently the s tudent did exactly that; he stated why he w as not going to stomp the name of Jesus and why. Yet, he was still suspended for doing what the lesson plan clearly instructed. Sounds like the teacher was trying to do more than teach. I’m proud the student stood up for his rights and beliefs and didn’t follow orders that were completely disrespectful and against what he believed, He will gain much more out of this in the end than the teacher will.  The university system is lled with liberal professors who want to in uence the students. Students need a good background before they get to college so they can stand up for themselves and stay true to their own moral code.Driver’s license of ce I believe this project was stopped because the taxpayers have had enough of government waste and spoke up. I would still like to know why the license of ce is being moved and who authorized that taxpayer’s money be spent on something that wasn’t needed. I’m contacting the commissioners and asking that same question, and I recommend everyone to do the same.  How in the world does someone, as a county commissioner, get away with spending $50,000 for plans that are not used? Where else, in of ce, is this permissible? If this were a job -in an of ce, restaurant or other location -this person would/should be required to pay this back. OR, I certainly hope every one of the other commissioners don’t take it upon themselves to spend/ waste $50,000. Isn’t it true that Okeechobee County residents should be sure they have better representation than this? It is a fact that most of Okeechobee families do not make even half of this amount per year. So this $50,000 should NOT be taken lightly as a loss As we are a below poverty level county. So, what are we going to do about this?  The building where the Health Department is located would be a perfect location. The building is conveniently located, sound, already set up for public need with regard to bathrooms and disability ingress/egress; and, has plenty of room and parking. I see no reason this building couldn’t be used.County spending I was sitting at the intersection of S.R. 70 and U.S. 441 and witnessed two county vehicles driving around town. They need to stop driving the county vehicles for their personal business -especially when gas is $4 a gallon. March 27, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out 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! Special to the Okeechobee NewsPractice’s prize winnerRaulerson GYN physician Dr. James Brad eld and his staff participated in the Sixth Annual Health and Safety Expo. Jeanne Stickler was the winner of the practice’s prize: a rst aid kit and lunch tote. Pet of the weekRosey is a female white shepherd lab mix—she is young and full of energy. She has had training and is well mannered. She loves to play. She would prefer a home without very small children because of her large size. Our adoption hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. 3 p.m. On Saturday, March 30, we will have a yard sale to raise money for the care of the animals we have, starting at 8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. During the hours of 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. our vaccination clinic will be open for affordable vaccinations, so bring your pets! Humane Society Pet Rescue FL, 1203 Hwy 98N. Located on 98 just over the railroad tracks on the left side. Today: Clear. High o f 66F. Winds from the NN W at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Clear. Low o f 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Clear. High of 70F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night: Clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday: Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News March 27, 2013 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The is the time of year when moisture and weather conditions make wild res more prevalent. A prime example was the brush re in Country Hills Estates on Wednesday, March 20. That re destroyed 10 acres of woods and could have destroyed several dwellings but for the quick work of Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue. When humidity is low, as it often is this time of year, wild res are more likely to start. It is also windier this time of year. The faster the wind speed the faster a re will spread and the more intense it will be. To help prevent wild res the Florida Forest Service is promoting a program called Ready, Set, Go. Residents are urged to get ready by taking precautions such as establishing rebreaks and clearing vegetation from around buildings and fuel tanks, creating a family disaster plan and knowing evacuation routes. Residents can get set by preparing to move livestock if necessary, being ready to evacuate at a moment's notice and keeping their yards well watered. In the event of wild re, residents can be prepared to go. By leaving early, residents have the best chance of surviving a wild re. FFS urges residents to be re ready The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Audrey Leann Justus, 23, S.E. Janet St., Stuart, was arrested March 22 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation purchase of a controlled substance (cocaine). She is being held without bond. Jeffery Lynn Grif n, 20, S.E. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 23 by Of cer Lawrence Parzygnat on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and no valid driver's license. His bond was set at $750. Andy Beltran Serrano, 28, W. 76th St., Hialeah, was arrested March 23 by Sergeant Justin Bernst on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender and a misdemeanor charge of giving false information to a law enforcement of cer. His bond was set at $6,000. Leonardo Ibarra Medrano, 29, N.W. 18th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 23 by Detective Corporal Shane Snyder on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and no valid driver's license. His bond was set at $1,000. Medrano was later arrested by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with failure to appear for sentencing battery. His bond on that charge was set at $2,500. Toby L. Bell, 42, N.W. 35th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested March 23 by Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief on a felony charge of threatening a witness and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. His bond was set at $2,750. Alva Gary Thomas, 40, U.S. 441 S., Okeechobee, was arrested March 23 b y Deputy Bart Potter on a U.S. Marshals warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation dangerous drugs. He is being held without bond on that charge. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bond on that charge was set at $1,000. Matthew Craig Peaden Jr., 20, N.W. 17th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 24 by Deputy Matt Crawford on a felon y charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuan a under 20 grams and driving while license suspended with knowledge. His bond was set at $6,000. Cory Blake Pethybridge, 23, S.W. 11th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 24 b y Deputy John Hazy on felony charges of battery on a person 65 years of age or older and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (two counts), and misdemeanor charges of battery (two counts) and petit theft. His bond was set at $12,500. Terrance Torell Spivey, 20, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 25 by Deputy Matt Crawford on DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation o f probation sale of cocaine, violation of probation possession of cocaine with intent to sell, violation of probation possession o f cocaine and violation of probation possession of marijuana. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report A m-Vets hosts Easter DinnerThe Am-Vets will host an Easter Dinner on Wednesday, March 27, from 5 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528. They are serving ham, yams, vegetables and dessert for a $7 donation. Music by Sandoone from 6-10 p.m. Proceeds will bene t the Wounded Warrior Project. For information, call Jeff at 863-467-2882.Tip-A-Cop fundraiser aids Special OlympicsMembers of the Special Response Team from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) will be celebrity servers Wednesday, March 27, to raise money for Special Olympics. The annual Tip-A-Cop night will be held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., from 5 until 8 p.m. All tips given to the deputies will go to Special Olympics. 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. That price covers the cost of the meal or buffet. V FW plans special eventsThe Big Lake VFW Post 10539 will host shuf e board at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 On Friday, they will have a washer toss at 3 p.m. On Sunday, March 31, Easter dinner at 3 p.m. will feature ham, potato and beans for an $8 donation. Proceeds will assist veteran programs. Call 863-763-2308 for more information.Cypress Hut Eagles serve hot dogs as a fundraiserCypress Hut Eagles 4509 on Thursday, March 28 will serve Long Island Hot Dogs by Dennis. Proceeds go to the Jimmy Durante Child Abuse Fund. For more information, please call 863-467-1154.Martha's House hosting y ard sale on March 28Martha's House will have a huge one-day y ard sale on Thursday, March 28, at their outreach location, 4134 U.S. 441 N. For more information, call 863-763-2893.Library hosting slide show on history of Dunklin CampLauralee Bryan will present a historical slide show on the history of Dunklin Memorial Camp on Thursday, March 28 at the Okeechobee County Library at 5 p.m. Lauralee is the daughter of Dunklin's founders Mickey and Laura Maye Evans. Lauralee will also sign her book "Road to Dunklin." Dunklin Memorial Camp is a result of one man's God-given vision and the work of countless others who, starting in 1962, began building a Biblically modeled "City of Refuge" for recovering alcoholics and their families. For more information on the presentation, call 863-763-3536.Fish fry hosted by MasonsOkeechobee Lodge 237 will host a sh fry on Friday, March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Eat in or take out, suggested donation is $8 for adult and $4 for children under 10. For ticket information, contact Hugh Alger WM 863-467-1491, Jim Lozano SW 863-610-1887 or any lodge of cer.4-H club hosts Farm SwapOkeechobee Goat and Lamb 4-H club will host a Farm Swap on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. noon at 801 S.W. Park St. Buy, sell or trade animals, tack, plants and other farm-related items. No vender fees! If you have any questions, call Toni at 863-6341601.Parks & Rec holding Easter EggstravaganzaThe Parks & Recreation Department and Visiting Nurse Association are hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, March 30 from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. at the rec park on N.W. Sixth Avenue between Los Cocos and the Skate Park. There will be egg hunting for three separate age groups. Bring your own basket. For more information, please call the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Department at 863-763-6950. Community Events Brought to you by:ECHOLS Plumbing & AC863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 Kiwanis Club plans annual pancake breakfastThe Okeechobee Kiwanis Club will host their 41st annual Pancake Breakfast on Easter Sunday morning, March 31. Breakfast will include pancakes, homemade sausage patties, fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. The breakfast will be held at Cowboy's Restaurant, on S.R. 70 E (across from Burger King). Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. Takeout is available. This is a fundraiser for Kiwanis' community projects.American Legion Post 64 opens Sunday night bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning on March 31, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. The event is open to the public.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 John Thomas ‘Tommy’ Choate, 83LAKEPORT — John Thomas “Tommy” Choate, of Greenbrier, Tenn., passed away at NorthCrest Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. He was born in Detroit, Mich. to the late John Nelvin Choate and Katie Lou Porter Choate on July 19, 1929. Tommy was an avid athlete in high school, playing baseball, football, and tennis and he played Minor League baseball. He loved watching college football, shing, bluegrass music, old country music, and watching old westerns. He raised miniature mules, loved his farm, rode at the local saddle clubs, loved dancing and going to the Long Hollow Jamboree. He loved to travel and had visited 49 states in the USA. He was a member of the Lake Port Christian Church in Moore Haven, Fla. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Bettye Jo Hinkle Choate; and great-grandson, Joshua K. Choate. He is survived by his wife of almost 15 years, Becky Click Choate of Greenbrier, Tenn. and Moore Haven, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Tommie Jo Choate Callis and Danny, of Greenbrier, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-laws, Johnny and Joy Choate of Greenbrier, Tenn., Jerry and Mary Choate of Greenbrier, Tenn., Kenny and Terry Wade Choate of Ashland City, Tenn.; brothers and sister-in-law, Wendell Choate of Greenbrier, Tenn., Billy Ray Choate of Pleasant View, Tenn., and Bobby and Carolyn Choate of Greenbrier, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Katherine and Jimmy Brigman of Breenbrier, Tenn.; grandchildren, Shawn Cook, Joshua Callis, Brandi (Tommy) Sigears, Christy (Darrell) Suter, Casey Choate and Jacob Choate; nine great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and best friends, Harold Douglas, and Edward Hyder (who preceded him in death). A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Rock Springs Baptist Church with Brother Frank Evans of ciating. 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 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News March 27, 2013Robert Claude Harris, 66 OKEECHOBEE — Robert Claude Harris died Fri., Mar. 15, 2013 at Raulerson Hospital. He has been a resident of Okeechobee since 1995 and was a member of the Moose Lodge #994 and the Eagles. Mr. Harris enjoyed shing, mudracing, Nascar, and spending time with his friends at Butch’s, J&S and Good Spirits. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Gertrude Harris; and his siblings, Eugene Harris and Betty Jo Wilson. Mr. Harris is survived by his wife of 33 years, Cookie Harris; sons, Troy and Albert; niece, Deeanna Harris (James) of Rockspring, Ga.; great nieces, Kayla and Kimberly; and his nephew, Jim Russell Davis (Devon) of Russellville, Ind. A gathering of friends will be at J&S Fish Camp on Sat., Mar. 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. Friends may send condolences at http://www.buxtonseawinds. com/ All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew & Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terr. Okeechobee, FL. Bernice Sandlin Skidmore, 93OKEECHOBEE — Bernice Sandlin Skidmore passed away March 26, 2013 at the Hamrick Home in Okeechobee. She was born March 7, 1920 in Gray Hawk, Kentucky. She made her home in Okeechobee for the past eight years and loved living in the country and enjoying the country atmosphere of Fort Drum. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver W. Skidmore; parents, Thomas and Letha Sandlin; brothers, Ellis Sandlin, Calvin Sandlin, Howard Sandlin and Charles Sandlin; sisters, Naomi Smith and Marilyn Baker. She is survived by brothers, Dwaine Sandlin of Okeechobee and Ron Sandlin (Billie) of Union, Ohio; sisters, Barbara Flemming (Dave) and Carrie McDaniel of Okeechobee and Webby Sandlin of Orlando. She was “Aunt Bernice” to 25 nieces and nephews including Tom Hughes of Okeechobee. She leaves many great nieces, nephews and cousins, too numerous to count and many friends. She was stepmother to Janet Baldwin (Jim) of Cincinnati, Ohio and special friend and “My Other Mom” to Sandy Swartw ood (Bob) of Clio, Michigan. There will be no local services. A family serv ice and interment will be at the Sandlin Cemetery in Gray Hawk, Kentucky with Lakes Funeral Home in McKee, KY conducting services. Contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence and sign the online register book may do so at, www.BassOkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Obituaries should be submitted by emailing obits@newszap.com. Cust omers may also request photos and links to online guestbooks. A link to t he obituaries is also available at orida.newszap.com. View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com See Page 7 for more obituaries

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Waylon Robert Butler, 5 monthsOKEECHOBEE — Waylon Robert Butler, born Oct. 4, 2012 died Mon., Mar. 26, 2013 at home with his family. Waylon is survived by his parents, Will and Lauren Butler of Okeechobee; grandparents, Ed and Jan Dillard of Dade City, Bob and Pam Butler of Okeechobee; and great grandparents, Mildred Butler of Okeechobee, Judge William and Merle Hendry of Okeechobee, Sue Dillard of Black, Ala. and Jim and Jeanette Sutton of Dade City. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Ben and April Butler of Okeechobee, Katie and Zach Roberts of Sarasota, Nick and Julie Dillard o f Chipley, as well as Brian and Casey Dillard o f Dade City. The family will receive friends on Fri., Mar. 29, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 10 to 11 a.m. with services starting at 11 a.m. with Father Michael Cannon of St. James Catholic Church in Lake Placid of ciating. The family asks that donations be made in Waylon’s memory to Nemours Fund for Children’s Health. Donations may be sent to: Attention: Kate Mason, 9145 Narcoossee Road, Suite A200 Orlando, FL 32827 and on the memo line, please put “In Memory Of Waylon Butler”. All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew & Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terrace Okeechobee, FL 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee CITY OF OKEECHOBEE CELEBRATES APRIL AS FAIR HOUSING MONTH 7 Okeechobee News March 27, 2013Shari W. Williamson, 73OKEECHOBEE — Shari W. Williamson died Monday, March 25, 2013 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. She has been a seasonal resident of Okeechobee since 2001 and became a permanent resident in 2004. Mrs. Williamson is a member of the First Methodist church and enjoyed playing bingo. She is survived by her husband of 27 years Earl Williamson; brother in law John Williamson (Marie) of Wilmington, Ohio; sister in law, Irma Peyton of Franklin, Ohio; and nephew Mike Williamson (Judy) of Fort Wayne, Ind. A memorial service will be held at the First Methodist Church on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bruce Simpson of ciating. In lieu of owers the family asks for donations to be made to Hospice of Okeechobee. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the direction and care Matthew & Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terr. Okeechobee, FL. Obituaries Obituaries should be submitted by emailing obits@newszap.com. Photo requests and links to guestbooks may also be made. The obituaries are also available at orida.newszap.com Holy Week church activities continue at Peace Lutheran Church with Maundy Thursday Worship at 7 p.m. on March 28, and with Lenten Supper at 6 p.m. before the service. Good Friday worship will be at 7 p.m. on March 29. Peace Lutheran Church w ill have a special Easter Sunrise Service in the church parking area at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 31. Everyone is w elcome and please bring a folding chair. Enjoy watching the beautiful ower cross evolve, as those who wish to can place owers they have brought on the cross. After services, there will be an Easter breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. An Easter Egg Hunt for the children is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Easter worship service is at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to all the Holy W eek services and activities and everyone is w elcome. Join us at Sunrise! The annual Easter Sunrise Service, hosted by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association will be at 6:30 a.m. at Pier 7. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. The love offering given at this wonderful, uplifting service, will be divided between the Lighthouse Refuge for Women and Golgotha Ministries for men. For more information, contact Nancy Vaughan 863-763-4021. Calvary Chapel Okeechobee will celebrate Resurrection Sunday, March 31, at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. All are welcome to join us in our celebration. For directions and questions, please contact us at 863-4670863. Life Community Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., will host a free family movie night, Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. The movie, “Unconditional” will be shown. Inspired by true events, it tells of how a senseless act of violence causes a young woman to lose her faith and will to live until her childhood friend helps her bring things into proper perspective. The public is invited. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite you to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. 2nd St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. We also have materials for home schooling, which had home teachers already taking advantage of. Over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God’s message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. A rea churches plan concerts and programs

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Cowboys ’ BBQ & Steak Co202 NE 7th Ave (formerly Hammerheads) Okeechobee MONDAY$999ALL YOU CAN EAT BABY BACKS$1 Margaritas All Day TUESDAY 1LB RIB EYE $1399Karaoke with Cowboy WEDNESDAY$999ALL YOU CAN EAT CATFISH 25¢ Drafts Live Music THURSDAY rack Baby Back Ribs with 6 golden shrimp & 1 side $1299Ladies Night 6-10pm Karaoke w/Cowboy FRIDAY ALL YOU CAN EAT BABY BACKSwith 2 sides $1399Live Music SUNDAY 4 PIECE FRIED CHICKEN DINNER $89915% CHURCH discount SATURDAY Slow roasted Prime Ribw/baked potato & salad$1900(Starting at 4pm)Live MusicNEW It’s great for private luncheons, birthday parties, family get-togethers or even a wedding. Come take a look and let us cater your next event.COME VISIT OUR PRIVATE ROOM Bull Pen THE The Jake Hair BandFRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD, 24TH, 29TH, 30TH 8 Okeechobee News March 27, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsTeam SeminoleRepresentatives of “Team Seminole” accept the award for second place Fundraising Team at March for Babies 2013. The annual WalkAmerica event was held March 9 in downtown Okeechobee. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSStudents of the WeekThese OMS students and teachers of the week look like they are in dire need of a Spring Break! Congratulations to Veronica Windel, Ally Arellano, Adamari Lopez, Perla Contreras, Saira Sandoval, Princess Salva, Maricela Bucio, Meagan Clay, Alyssa Shortt, Colton Revels, Mrs. Maynor (OMS Teacher of the Week) and Mrs. Denney (last week’s OMS Teacher of the Week). Remember Warriors, be respectful, be responsible and above all be SAFE during your Spring Break! Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue is in need of volunteers to help with of ce work and to help as kennel supervisors. Any time you can spare is appreciated. The organiation is a non-pro t with no paid staff and depends on donations and community volunteers. For more information, contact Belina Forlifer at 863-357-1104.

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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 O ee ho ee ori afootspe ialist o 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! At Florida Foot Specialist we treat all problems with the foot and ankle. There are a wide range of problems that affect the foot and ankle. These can range from orthopedic problems and ” atfeet to neurologic problem i.e. neuropathy. A large number of our patients are diabetic, due to the numerous complications that accompany diabetes. W e also deal with fungal infections of the nails and feet, as well as vascular disorders that can cause long-term problems with the foot and ankle. We are also a full-service surgical practice. We perform several minimally invasive surgeries to treat a wide range of problems. Heel pain is one of the most common problems we see in our podiatry of“ ce. It is like the common cold for a Podiatrist. The majority of patients have a problem called plantar fasciitis. However, there are other causes. So a full exam is recommended to rule out these other causes. Plantar Fasciitis is an in” ammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar Florida Foot SpecialistYour Neighborhood Foot & Ankle Specialists fascia is a ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the ball of the foot and even has slips that go into the toes. The main job of the plantar fascia is to hold the arch up. As you walk and your arch falls it puts extra strain on the plantar fascia. This causes small tears and eventually thickening of the plantar fascia. The thickening causes pain on the bottom of the heel. If someones plantar fasciitis becomes so advanced that surgery is required, we at Florida Foot Specialist perform a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to release the tension on the plantar fascia and resolve the patients heel pain. The procedure is performed at a hospital but is an outpatient procedure with the patient walking out of the facility later that day. If you currently have any problem in your feet or ankles make an appointment to see us in the of“ ce today. Delaying treatment can increase the problem and require more extensive treatment. Call us at: 863-657-4444. 9 Okeechobee News March 27, 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 120 BEDSSkilled Long & Short Term Care Facility • Specialized Wound Care • Full Time Medical Director • Dialysis Support • Alzheimer’s Support Group • Intravenous Therapy • Resident & Family Council Groups • Specialized HIV Care • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy • 24 hour Registered Nurse • Therapeutic Activities561-924-5561 Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DENTAL SURGERY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Okeechobee Dental We Specialize In:• Root Canals • Dental Implants • Laser Periodental Therapy • Oral Surgery & Teeth ExtractionsIV & Oral Sedation Available113 NW 19th Drive • OkeechobeeHOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri. 9-5BilingualHealthy Kids863-261-8273 Surgery Specialists GYNECOLOGIST 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 10 Okeechobee News March 27, 2013 Indian River State College will host a Public Service Education Open House on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex at IRSC, 4600 Kirby Loop Rd., in Fort Pierce. Tour the nation’s premier resource for public service education featuring programs in criminal justice, re science, emergency management, paralegal and human serv ices. Observe how local agencies train to keep the community safe with demonstrations and tours featuring the Fire Training Center, Virtual Reality Use-of-Force Simulator and much more. Help will also be available to learn how to start a new Public Service career by earning an IRSC Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and Human Services, or two–year associates degrees and certi cates. For more information, call 772-462-7150 or visit www.tcpublicsafetytraining.com. IRSC hosting open house at public safety complex Registration for the Summer I and II semesters at Indian River State College will begin Monday, April 1. Summer I semester classes begin May 8, and Summer II classes begin June 25. IRSC is closed for spring break from Saturday, March 23 through Sunday, March 31. 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 tenth top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report. The college offers convenient one-stop student services centers to help students of all ages plan their educational and career path and obtain nancial aid information. Financial aid and scholarships are available for full-time and part-time students. In fact, over $36 million in nancial aid was awarded to IRSC students last year to continue their education for a brighter future. Students are encouraged to apply for nancial aid now for upcoming semesters. IRSC’s growing menu of Bachelor’s Degree programs includes Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Information Technology / Security Management, Biology, Digital Media, Human Services, Organizational Management, Public Administration (Emergency Planning & Management or Public Policy & Leadership), Health Care Management, Nursing, High School and Middle School Math and Science and Exceptional Student Education (ESE). The Associate in Arts degree prepares students for university transfer. Associate in Science degree programs develop the knowledge needed for in-demand careers in technology, health care, business, public safety and many other elds, enabling students to build marketable skills that are attractive to employers. Area residents can prepare for employment in a year or less through Quick Job Training. For more information, visit www.irsc.edu starting Monday, March 25, or call 866-792-4772 beginning April 1. IRSC registration is April 1 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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CDL Class A DriversSoutheast Milk is seeking CDL Class A drivers *Must have a minimum of 2 years veri able experience Now offering a *SIGN ON BONUS* to new drivers hired through April Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D, STD, LTD, 401KAccess www.southeastmilk.org to print a driver application or call 800-544-8429 for more information DFWP & EEO 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 RN School Health Nurse 10 month position excellent bene ts. Please apply MyFlorida/People First website at: https://people rst .my orida.com The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Af rmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Employment Medical Homecare Its time to come  HOME. ŽAmerican Eldercare, Inc., is an outstanding home care and long-term care diversion agency with locations throughout the State of Florida. We are seeking candidates to provide services in: Okeechobee American Eldercare offers an attractive comprehensive salary and bene“ts package. www.americaneldercare.comJOB FAIR Employment Medical Employment Medical Employment Medical Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales2FAMILY SALE(BHR) 1029 CASEY LANE FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9AM-2PM MEN’S CLOTHING 3X TO 4X,LOTS OF LADIES CLOTHES SIZES 14-LG, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS& LOT’S OF MISC. ITEMS MOVING SALE ALL CONTENTS, WHOLE HOUSE $2,500. BY APPT. FRIDAY 29TH INDIVIDUAL PIECES SATURDAY 30TH CALL FOR DETAILS INDIANTOWN 772-597-6778 OR EMAIL gmjr222@gmail.com We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Garage/ Yard SalesYARD SALE THUR. 28th,FRI. 29th & SAT. 30th 8AM-2PM 3211 SE 30TH TERRACE CLEARED OUT STORAGE NEW ITEM, BABY SWING, CRIB, YOUTH BED,STROLLER, 24” SHOP FAN, HOOKED ON PHONICS,WESTCOAST CHOPPER BICYCLE LIKE NEW,CARSEAT,ELECTRONICS NEW/USED, TOOLS,TOYS,BABY CLOTHES, KIDS BOOKS, COOK BOOKS, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & COLLECTIBLE GLASS. Special Notice EGG DONORS & SURROGATE CARRIERS URGENTLY NEEDED Generous compensation Elite Egg donor group is seeking remarkable young women between the ages of 19-29. Must be currently enrolled in college or college graduate. At this time we urgently need blonde hair blue eyes or brown hair blue eyes donors to match anonymously with couples that cannot conceive a child without the assistance of a compassionate egg donor. *Donor quali cations: Altruistic, dependable individual Have regular Periods No use of drugs or excessive alcohol Non smoker Have healthy weight (not over 20 lbs over BMI) No current use of medications No tattoos or piercings in the last 12 months No inherited genetic disorders Must be willing to take injectable medication. (small sub-q shots) If you would like to make a difference in a couple desperately trying to start a family, serious inquires only, call 561-529-0488. Compensation for time and travel, Donors $6,000+, Surrogate $25,000+ 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. Special NoticeJOB FAIR! Now Hiring Associates for our brand new location. 5 food and beverage Supervisors ($10/hr) and 15 cashiers ($8/hr)for food & beverage and retail stores to start ASAP. FULL TIME JOBS Job fair location: Fort Drum Travel Plaza located in the Florida Turnpike mile marker 184, Okeechobee, FL. 34972. Date: 04/02/2013, Time: 10 AM to 3 PM; If needed, Call for directions 863-216-5743 PLEASE BRING PROPER IDS. Employment Full Time 11 Okeechobee News March 27, 2013 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people!

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Employment Part TimeFLORIDA MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE PARK MODEL COMMUNITY IN WNC MOUNTAINSWe are a Cottage Community Lifestyle Resort. Neighbors take care of neighbors, and built in care giver services if needed. Residents include Musicians, Artists, Quilters and Gardeners. Good income for person with RV knowledge. Look at Web Site: thevillageofwild owers.com Call Mr Gilman: (828) 692-8506 cell (828) 329-6344 Business Opportunities 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 Employment Part Time Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Home SalesHOME FOR SALE 55+ GOLF COMMUNITY 2B/2B 1484 SQ.FT. FURNISHED GOLF CART INDIANTOWN $17,500 gmjr222@gmail.com (772)-597-6778 Golf Clubs/ EquipmentGOLF CART OLDER YAMAHA WITH CHARGER, OK FOR EVERYDAY, NEW BATTERIES NEEDED FOR EXTENDED USE. $500, INDIANTOWN, 772-597-6778 OR EMAIL gmjr222@gmail.com Household ItemsMOVING SALE3PC. RATAN FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, MAN AND WOMAN BICYCLE, FULL SIZE BED, 4 PATIO CHAIRS W/CUSHIONS, KITCHEN APPLIANCES. “SE HABLA ESPANOL”, CALL FOR APPOINTMENT 863-763-2017 Household ItemsSLEEPER LOVE SEAT, NEW MATTRESS, CHINA HUTCH, LAMPS, DRAPES AND MATCHING COMFORTER, CALL FOR PRICES 863-763-6600 Miscellaneous2012 6x12 Anderson trailer, like brand new condition. $1,200 O.B.O Call 863-801-5359 ToolsFOR SALE DRILL PRESS $45.00 CALL 863-357-4827 LEAVE MSG. Wanted To BuyCOLLECTORWANTING TO BUY OLDER MODEL RIFLES AND HANDGUNS CALL 863-447-5915 Apartments2/1 Oak Lake 60A Remodeled. $700 incl water 1st, last, $500 sec Call 863-634-3312. 2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 On Canal1 bd cottage w/ separate Dining room & Kitchen, screened in porch. Watch the boats go by on the canal! $550/mo. includes util. Studio apt. $450 mo. Call: (772)359-1640 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK Condo 2BR, 1BA, furnished, No pets or smoking. Pool. $750 mo. plus Elect. and deposit. Yearly Lease. Call 502-468-5976. Houses Rent3/1 TREASURE ISLAND, WATERFRONT HOME WITH BOAT HOUSE LARGE FAMILY ROOM NEW A/C, NO PETS. $750/MO. Call 863-467-0323 Everybody 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. Houses RentOKEE 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 OKEECHOBEE Large 4/2 home on large lot, city water & sewer. $1,200/mo. (863)697-6022 RENT TO OWN 2B/2B 1484 SQ. FT., FURNISHED. $1,000/MO+ SECURITY, LOCATED IN INDIANTOWN CALL 772-597-6778 OR EMAIL gmjr222@gmail.com STEP OUT YOUR BACK DOOR INTO YOUR BOAT. NICELY FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH BLOCK HOME LOCATED ON RIM CANAL. LONG OR SHORT TERM. (863)447-0742. Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 VacationRentalsSummer Rental Available May thru September, Fully furnished 3/2 on canal with dock in Buckhead Ridge. View the property at www.gatorwatchgetaways.com Drastically reduced rates, contact Jim and Grace for details 863-467-8559 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 Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Land SaleNW 72nd Ave. Okeechobee 40 Acres vacant land. $80,000 Call 772-201-1115 Lots SaleFOR SALE 20.26 acres vacant land 12361 NE 120th Street, Okeechobee Parcel No.: 1-11-36-360010-00000-0030 $70,000 Owner nancing available Call: 863-763-3131 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $500 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BRING YOUR FISHING POLES. NICELY FURNISHED DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME IN TAYLOR CREEK ISLES. 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH WASHER DRYER LONG OR SHORT TERM WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES. (863)447-0742. Oasis 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 HomeSale1bd/1ba with Florida room and carport located in Blue Cypress $25,000 o.b.o. Call Bruce or Jackie 863-824-0269 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, VERY GOOD CONDITION, VANTAGE OAKS $10,000 O.B.O. CALL 863-467-0079 Palm Harbor Factory Liquidation sale, 3 Stock models must go, $39K off select 2012 models, John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Boats2006 Sunchaser 820 20’ Pontoon boat, 2007 Yamaha 50hp, sh nder, livewell, shing chairs and trailer $8,500.00/neg (610)413-8476 2008 Stratus 17’6” bass boat with trailer. 90 HP 2 stroke Tohatsu Motor. (Like New) $11,000.00/or best offer (863)673-9428 Campers/RVsTruck Camper 8ft, Slide in, pop-up, frig., stove, queen bed. Like new condition. $3,500 call 863-467-1308 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels2002 Alunascape 32ft 5th Wheel, with 2 slides, good condition. $12,000 Call 863-697-3422 Automobiles2001 PT CRUISER IMMACULATE CONDITION, UNDER 50K MI., $3,900. CALL 863-357-4827 LEAVE MSG. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Public Notice CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. Please contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 439662 ON 3/27/2013 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000070 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. JOSHUA LEE DILLON, STEPHANIE MARGARET DATILLIO AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on August 30, 2012, in the Circuit Court o f Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida described as: LOT 1, BLOCK 7, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK SECTION 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 8949 SE 66TH DR, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972; including the building, appurtenances, and xtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida on April 24th, 2013 at 11am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of January, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k 434982 ON 3/27;4/3/2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 12 Okeechobee News March 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.

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Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE On March 4, 2013, Okeechobee County Emergency Services led an application for Antenna Site Registration with the Federal Communications Commission, for the purpose of registering a radio tower. The location of the proposed tower is 27-14-53.55N Latitude, 80-50-13.66W Longitude, also known as 707 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, FL 74972. This application will be available for public comment on or before March 4, 2013 for a 30 day comment period. Members of the public may submit requests for further environmental review if they believe that a proposed tower or tower modi cation may have a signi cant impact on the environment. Instructions for viewing applications that are on notice and for submitting Environmental Requests are available on the FCC’s website at https://wireless2.fcc.gov/ASR/service/nationlNoticeReport.faces. These requests can be led online using the FCC Pleadings system. 439312 ON 3/22,24,27/2013 NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND RULE OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AFFECTED RULE: Chapter 40E-7, F.A.C., Small Business Enterprise Rule “SBE” SUMMARY: This amendment will allow greater access for small businesses to participate in the District’s procurement and contracting activities. These areas include, but are not limited to: subcontracting requirements for proposals, compliance, and reciprocity of certi cation. Additionally, the proposed amendments will streamline business processes and make the program more effective. TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS: July 11, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m. LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Fl 33406 For further information please contact Dorothy Bradshaw, Bureau Chief Procurement, South Florida Water Management District, Post Of ce Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, telephone 1-800-432-2045 x2823 or 561-682-2823, or by email to dbradsha@sfwmd.gov. For procedural questions, please contact Charron Follins Senior Paralegal, South Florida Water Management District, Post Of ce Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Fl 33416-4680, telephone 1-800-432-2045 x6293 or 561-682-6293 or by email cfollins@sfwmd.gov. Appeals of any South Florida Water Management District Board decision require a recor d of the proceedings. Affected persons are advised that it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may contact the District Clerk at (800) 432-2045, ext. 2087 or (561) 682-2087 at least ve business days in advance to make appropriate arrangements. 439557 CGS 3/28 ON 3/27/2013 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 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2011-CA-000031 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED TRUST SERIES INABS 2007-A, HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES INABS 2007-A UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED MAR 1, 2007 Plaintiff, VS. DONALD LASSITER; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 13, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2011-CA-000031, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED TRUST SERIES INABS 2007-A, HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES INABS 2007-A UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED MAR 1, 2007 is Plaintiff and DONALD LASSITER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD LASSITER; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312, N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA, at 11:00 A.M., on the 17th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1 AND THE E 1/2 OF LOT 2, BLOCK 52, CONNERS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 14th day of March, 2013 SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.com File No.: 10-17364 OWB 439100 ON 3/27;4/3/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000360 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS.ELLA B. RHODES A/K/A ELLA B. FIPPS A/K/A ELLA CHRISTINE RHODES; LAWRENCE DICKIE FIPPS; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 24th day of April, 2013, at 11:00 A.M at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 59 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 60, BLOCK 202, OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 3/6/2013 11:30 AM in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. 13 Okeechobee News March 27, 2013and 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 Clerk 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 Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 7th day of March, 2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF Monica D. Shepard Butler & Hosch P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd Suite E Orlando, FL 32812 (407)381-5200 439213 ON 3/27;4/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 472012CA0000488CAXXXX FIRST CITIZENS BANK & TRUST CO., PLAINTIFF VS. CAROL LYNN FINCH A/K/A CAROL FINCH A/K/A CAROL L. FINCH, ET AL., NOTICE OF ACTION To: Unknown Spouse of Lionel H. Blackman, NKA Miriam Roder RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 7883 NW 86th Court, Okeechobee, FL 34972 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Okeechobee County, Florida: Tract 2, in Block 2, of Dixie Ranch 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 ForecloAcres, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Page 35, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Gladstone Law Group, P.A., attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33486, and le the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the rst publication of this notice, otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Okeechobee News. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk of the Court 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 ADA Coordinator at 772-807-4377, fax ADA@circuit19.org, Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 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. 439467 ON 3/27;4/3/2013 sure 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 MANUFACTURED 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 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 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 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. 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 COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CC-201 JUDGE: BRYANT PALMCREEK ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, v. DUNG T. LE; and UNKNOWN PART Y IN POSSESSION, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment On Default of Stipulation entered on January 28, 2013, in Civil Case No. 2011-CC-201, in the County Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PALMCREEK ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., is the Plaintiff, and DUNG T. LE and UNKNOWN PARTY IN POSSESSION are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of April, 2013, in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment On Default of Stipulation, to wit: LOT 46, PALMCREEK ESTATES UNIT NO. 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 90, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Property address: 847 SE 25th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34973 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 11th day of March, 2013.SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Attorney for Plaintiff: GRAZI & GIANINO, LLP 217 E. Ocean Blvd. Stuart, Florida 34994 Telephone (772) 286-0200 Facsimile (772) 286-4789 LEIF J. GRAZI, ESQ. Florida Bar # 296041 RYAN S. GRAZI, ESQ. Florida Bar #577421 439095 ON 3/27;4/3/2013 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on APRIL 12, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1993 FORD MUSTANG VIN #1FACP40M4PF144795 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 439678 ON 3/27/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010CA-542 ANCHOR COMMERCIAL BANK, a Florida banking institution, Plaintiff, VS. DAVID L. KLEIN, individually and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID L. KLEIN, Defendants. AMENDED1 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Amended1 Final Judgment dated March 14, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2010CA-542 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein ANCHOR COMMERCIAL BANK is the Plaintiff and DAVID L. KLEIN is the Defendant, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said order or nal judgment to wit:1 Amended to only remove Lot 13 from the legal description. EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION Lot 5. Kracker Kountry Subdivision A parcel of land lying in the South one-half (S 1/2) of Section 19, Township 36 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said S 1/2 of Section 19; Thence N 01 23’ 10” E, along the East line of said S 1/2 of Section 19, a distance of 1077.56 feet, to the intersection with the South line of the North 1605.96 feet of said S 1/2 of Section 19 and the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence S 89 52’ 13” W, along said South line, a distance of 2148.67 feet; Thence N 00 07’ 47” W, perpendicular to the North line of said S 1/2 of Section 19, a distance of 806.91 feet, to the intersection with the South line of the North 799.05 feet of said South 1/2 of Section 19; Thence N 89 52’ 13” E, along said South line, a distance of 2170.02 feet, to the intersection with said East line of the S 1/2 of Section 19; Thence S 01 23’ 10” W, along said East line, a distance of 807.19 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING Lot 6, Kracker Kountry Subdivision A parcel of land lying in the South one-half (S 1/2) of Section 19, Township 36 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said S 1/2: of Section 19; Thence N 01 23’ 10” E, along the East line of said S 1/2 of Section 19, a distance of 1884.75 feet, to the intersection with the South line of the North 799.05 feet of said S 1/2 of Section 19 and the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence S 89 52’ 13” W, along said South line, a distance of 2170.02 feet; Thence N 00 07’ 47” W, perpendicular to the North line of said S 1/2 of Section 19, a distance of 799.05 feet, to the intersection with said North line; Thence N 89 52’ 13” E, along said North line, a distance of 2191.16 feet, to the Northeast corner of said S 1/2 of Section 19; Thence S 01 23’ 10” W, along said East line of the S 1/2 of Section 19, a distance of 799.33 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Lot 7, Kracker Kountry Subdivision A parcel of land lying in the South one-half (S 1/2) of Section 19, Township 36 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said S 1/2 of Section 19; Lot 12, Kracker Kountry Subdivision A parcel of land lying in the South one-half (S 1/2) of Section 19, Township 36 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows; Commence at the Southeast corner of said S 1/2 of Section 19; Thence N 01 23’ 10” E, along the East line of said S 1/2 of Section 19, a distance of 1077.56 feet, to the intersection with the South line of the North 1605.96 feet of said S 1/2 of Section 19; Thence S 89 52’ 13” W, along said South line, a distance of 3233.63 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue S 89 52’ 13” W, along said South line, a distance of 1084.96 feet, more or less, to a point that measures 1106.80 feet from the West line of said S 1/2 of Section 19 as measured along said South line; Thence N 00 07’ 47” W, perpendicular to the North line of said S 1/2 of Section 19, a distance of 1605.96 feet, to the intersection with said North line and a point that measures 1063.11 feet from said West line of the S 1/2 of Section 19 as measured along said North line; Thence N 89 52’ 13” E, along said North line, a distance of 1084.96 feet, more or less, to a point that measures 3276.12 feet from said East line of the South 1/2 of Section 19 as measured along said North line; Thence S 00 07’ 47” E, perpendicular to said North line, a distance of 1605.96 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH and granting a non-exclusive easement for ingress, egress and public utilities over and across a 70 foot wide strip of land lying in Sections 19 and 30, Township 36 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 19, thence South 89 49’ 50” West, along the South line of said Section 19, a distance of 35.01 feet, to the intersection with the West line of the East 35.00 feet of said Section 19 and the West right-of-way line of N.W. 128th Avenue; thence North 01 21’ 39” East, along said West right-of-way line, a distance of 1042.57 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence meandering the following courses: South 89 52’ 13” West a distance of 2078.85 feet; thence South 01 43’ 45” West, a distance of 1611.34 feet, thence North 89 42’ 44” West a distance of 2249.55 feet; thence North 02 04’ 58” East a distance of 1580.28 feet; thence South 89 52’ 13” West a distance of 15.01 feet; thence North 00 59’54” East a distance of 100.02 feet; thence North 89 52’ 13” East, a distance of 100.00 feet; thence South 00 57’ 20” West a distance of 100.02 feet; thence South 89 52’ 13” West a distance of 15.01 feet; thence South 02 04’ 58” West a distance of 1510.76 feet; thence South 89 42’ 44” East a distance of 2109.07 feet; thence North 01 43’ 45” East a distance of 1610.84 feet; thence North 89 52’ 13” East a distance of 2148.46 feet, to the intersection with said west line of the East 35.00 feet of said Section 19 and the West right-of-way line of NW. 128th Avenue; thence South 01 23’ 10” West, along said West line, a distance of 70.02 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING Thence N 01 23’ 10” E, along the East line of said S 1/2 of Section 19, distance of 1077.56 feet, to the intersection with the South line of the North 1605.96 feet of said S 1/2 of Section 19; Thence S 89 52’ 13” W, along said South line, a distance of 2148.67 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence N 00 07’ 47” W, perpendicular to the North line of said S 1/2 of Section 19, a distance of 1605.96 feet, to the intersection with said North line; Thence S 89 52’ 13” W, along said North line, a distance of 1084.96 feet; Thence S 00 07’ 47” E, perpendicular to said North line, a distance of 1605.96 feet, to the intersection with said South line of the North 1605.96 feet to the S 1/2 of Section 19; Thence 89 52’ 13” E, along said South line, a distance of 1084.96 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING As well as the Note and Mortgage that is the subject of the Assignment of Note and Mortgage as Security, a copy of which is attached to the Complaint as Exhibit “F.” These items shall be sold together as one item, and shall not be sold separately. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the notice of lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 14th day of March, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech, Deputy Clerk Kenneth J. Scherer, Esquire Greenspoon Marder P.A. One Clearlake Centre, Suite 700 250 S. Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 Primary email: ken.scherer@gmlaw.com Secondary email: dana.mackey@gmlaw.com 436212 ON 3/27;4/3/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 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-000024 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, VS. LISETTE PASTRANA A/K/A LISETTE D. PASTRANA et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 13, 2013 and entered in Case No. 47-2012CA-000024 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and LISETTE PASTRANA A/K/A LISETTE D. PASTRANA; MARIA I. LUGONES A/K/A MARIA ISABEL LUGONES A/K/A MARIA LUGONES; ALEXANDER LUGONES; 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 24th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 245, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT 3, PAGES 59 AND 59 A OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO A/K/A 2431 SE 33RD 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 F11007695 SUNTRUST-CONV-Rpschriber-Team 4 F 11007695 **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. 438017 ON 3/27;4/3/2013 14 Okeechobee News March 27, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000019 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, A LICIA L. MITCHELL A/K/A A LICIA MITCHELL et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 12, 2012 and entered in Case No. 47-2012-CA-000019 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and ALICIA L. MITCHELL A/K/A ALICIA MITCHELL; PNC BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION SUCCESOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK; 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 24th day of April, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 11, BLOCK 6, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7281 NW 92ND COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 13, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11038125 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMCR-bdurosier-Team 1 F11038125 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 433476 ON 3/27;4/3/2013 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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, 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, Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Drops a fly, say 5 Web code 9 Patio parties, briefly 13 Fiefdom, e.g. 15 Recitative follower 16 For sure!Ž 17 Test 18 The Case for Public SchoolsŽ author 19 Nice head 20 Thoroughbred farm slur? 23 Schuberts The __ KingŽ 24 70s radical gp. 25 Eternally namelessŽ principle 26 Fancy pond swimmer 29 Dairy farm proverb? 33 Words before Gave proof through the nightŽ 34 It has pedals and stops 35 Tub filler 38 Loses interest 41 European capital 42 Sweat 44 Half a Star WarsŽ character 46 Cattle farm commandment? 51 Ruling party 52 Jane EyreŽ star Wasikowska 53 Business __ 54 Valuable Ming 56 Clydesdale farm boast? 60 Drop a line, in a way 62 Some tributes 63 Capital at the foot of Mount Vitosha 64 Shared currency 65 Time to give up 66 Body 67 Things to pick 68 Eating up 69 Part of many a snails diet DOWN 1 Rub out 2 Suck up again 3 Fight in the boonies 4 Rub out 5 Shortwave medium 6 Car for the pits? 7 Hora part 8 Ed WoodŽ Oscar winner 9 Memory unit 10 Microbrewery stock 11 African evergreen whose leaves are chewed as a narcotic 12 Pirates pronoun 14 Musclecontraction protein 21 They articulate with radii 22 Doofus 27 Spoken 28 Money-object connection 30 Man-to-boy address 31 Former Jerry Marcus comic strip 32 Dickenss Edwin 35 City near Provo 36 Neural transmitter 37 Not have enough 39 Mentions 40 One may be skipped 43 Big name in household humor 45 Most curious 47 Denmarks __ Gardens 48 SDS co-founder Tom 49 Hottie 50 Ready and eager 55 Yodo River city 57 Winged god 58 Out of shape? 59 Cannery RowŽ restaurant owner __ Flood 60 Rooks, for example 61 Overseas agreement By James Sajdak (c)2011TribuneMediaServicesInc 06/24/11 06/24/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsSt. Albans rallied from a 3-0 de cit behind three home runs and defeated the Okeechobee Brahmans 9-7 in high school baseball action on Saturday afternoon at OHS. Tom Buck hit a pair of home runs and had four RBIs and Mike McCurdy added a homer, double and three RBIs for St. Albans. The Washington, D.C., team makes an annual trip to Florida and always includes Okeechobee on their itinerary. They visit other schools like LaBelle and Vero Beach during the trip. Okeechobee took a 3-0 lead in the rst as Christian Crews singled, Paul Jackson singled, Layton Thomas tripled and Jack Radebaugh singled in the bottom of the rst. Nate Siegler made it 3-1 in the second with an RBI double. Buck hit a solo home run to tie the score in the fourth inning. Okeechobee (3-11) made it 5-2 in the fourth as Ethan Revels and Al Fludd both walked and scored. Jackson had an RBI single during the rally. St. Albans exploded for ve runs in the fth to change the complexion of the game. McCurdy hit an RBI double and Buck hit a threerun roundtripper during the rally. Chase Packard added an RBI single. McCurdy hit a two-run homer in the sixth to make it 9-6. Fludd tripled and scored in the bottom of the sixth on a sacri ce y by Crews for the Brahmans' sixth run. The nal run came on a home run by Thomas in the seventh inning. Okeechobee left the bases loaded in the seventh. Brahman coach Jeff Blackstone said one doesn't see four home runs in one game at Okeechobee's eld very often and the wind blowing out made it hard on the pitchers. "I give them credit as their guys hit the ball hard and got it into the air. I felt we had a much better effort today. This one was a hard game to lose," he added. Blackstone said his team appeared to have the game in control in the early innings but St. Albans came up with some big hits that changed the complexion of the game. "We found ourselves battling back, but I'm proud that the kids hung in there," he added. Jackson showed some grit in the rst inning on his base hit as hit slid head rst into rst base, and then slid head rst into the second base when the throw went awry. "We battled today and I thought they gave a good effort. It is something to build on. You hate to get the loss but we have something to build on," said Blackstone. Thomas said he felt good about getting some big hits. He hit his rst homer as a varsity player over the right eld wall, and joins a short list of left-handed Brahman players that have hit home runs in recent seasons. He said he has worked on his mechanics by keeping his hands higher and not pulling off the ball with his head as it approaches the plate. "I looked to hit the ball hard and my new approach has worked. I wasn't expecting the home run, it was just crazy. But I'm glad I got my rst one and I hope to get a lot more," he added. The Brahmans brought up six junior varsity players and played several of their reserve players in the night cap Saturday which OHS won 12-4. This week the Brahmans play in the Sarasota Baseball Classic hosted by Sarasota High School. They were scheduled to face the host school Sarasota on Monday night. 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. 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To register your team, contact Robert Orr 863-634-1381 or Steve Dobbs 863-643-0194.Bene t mens softball tournament plannedThe 4th annual Men's Softball Tournament, in memory Of "Devon Venables" J une 15, 1989 August 1, 2009. When: Saturday, April 6. Where: Adult Softball Fields. Time: 8 a.m. Early Registration is $200 (if paid by March 23). $250 registration at the eld. Bring your own balls. 44 Core-Isa Rule bracket will be determined by number of teams registered. All proceeds will go tow ards the Devon Venables Memorial Scholarship. Donations can be made directly to the Okeechobee Education Foundation with a notation in the "Memo" of your check, "Devon Venables Memorial Scholarship." For more information, please contact: Kim Hilliard, 863-634-4553 or Jill Rogers 863-6340870.Bike/walk planned for April 6Hope Ministry Centers will host a bike/ walk on Saturday, April 6, starting at 7 a.m. For more information, call 863-357-1319 or email to Hopeministryc@aol.com.Register for ShockwavesThe Okeechobee Shockwaves Recreational League Swim Team will have registration April 15, 16 and 18 from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. Fees are $60 for registration plus $15 application fee (the same as last year). Practices will start on April 22 from 4:45-6:30 p.m.Bowling tournament to bene t church mission Lucky 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 fourperson 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.HMC hosts bike ride in JuneHope Ministry Centers will host a crosscounty bike ride on June 8, 15, and 22. Climax July 6. Meet at 5 a.m. at the HMC Fellowship Hall, 1109 S.E. 7th St. For more information, contact First Lady Williams at 863-357-1319 or email to Hopeministryc@aol.com. Sports Briefs Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAl Fludd legs out an in eld hit in the second inning of Saturday's game. Fludd had three hits in the game.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY WITH EVERLASTING LOVE FROM YOUR SWEETIE! SUSAN WILLIAMS HAYNES & Haynes Williams Favorite Joke: A woman woke up early one morning to “nd her husband missing from their bed. When she could not “nd him upstairs, she went downstairs to the kitchen and found him sitting at the table with his head in his hands, sobbing uncontrollably. Honey what is so terribly wrong?Ž she asked. Her husband looked up with tears streaming down his face and replied,ŽDo you remember the night we were parked in your driveway making out like crazy in the back seat of my car when your daddy came out of the house with his shotgun, pointed it at me and said,Ž Son, you either marry my daughter or you will go to prison for 20 yearsŽ? ŽYes, dear, I remember,Ž said his wife, tenderly, but why are you so sad?Ž I would have gotten out of jail today,Ž he cried. Susan Williams Favorite Question: Since the little wedding chapel in Las Vegas where we were joined in matrimony on March 28, 1993 has been torn down to make room for another huge hotel, doesnt that mean that our marriage is null and void? Haynes, I am ready to sign up for another 20 years. Are you ready or do I need to get my shotgun? HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY 16 Okeechobee News March 27, 2013 ee News Jaryaca Baker hit a two-run homer to support her own cause as the winning pitcher in Okeechobee’s 7-4 win over Sebastian River in a District 12-7A contest Friday night at OHS. Baker, who teamed with Danyelle Shefeld to hold the Lady Sharks to six hits, hit a blast over the left center eld wall to rally the Lady Brahmans from an early 2-0 de cit. Baker’s blast scored Brianna Nunez w ho had walked. Carissa Licata singled and scored on a sacri ce y by Sarah Davis in the third. Stormy Stokes followed with an RBI single to score Lauren Hazellief, and Lexi Ward drove Stokes home with another single during the ve-run rally. With the win, OHS improved to 7-2 in district play and 11-8 overall. Licata scored a second run in the fourth when she walked, stole second, reached third on a throwing error and scored on a elder’s choice. Ward doubled and scored in the sixth on a single by Elisia Garcia. Okeechobee played another strong game on defense. The only miscue was a rst-inning throwing error that led to a Sebastian River score. Liz Martin walked twice and scored two runs for the visitors. Terry Bethel had an RBI single for the Lady Sharks. The seventh inning was interrupted by a thunderstorm that delayed the game for about 30 minutes. Okeechobee got the nal two outs after the delay. Okeechobee plays in the Kissimmee Klassic Tournament this weekend. The Lady Brahmans open play on Thursday against Sarasota-Riverview at 3 p.m. Baker paces OHS ladies in 7-4 win Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLady Brahmans hurler Jaryaca Baker belted a two-run homer and got the mound win as Okeechobee downed Sebastian River 7-4 Friday night. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCarissa Licata is encouraged by Lady Brahmans assistant coach Eric Kendall during the March 22 softball game at OHS. Golf tournament to bene t Real Life Children's RanchOn Saturday, May 25 Okeechobee Golf & Country Club will host a bene t golf tournament for Real Life Children’s Ranch and the BRAT club. Registration is at 7:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Costs are: team, $200; player, $50; hole sponsor, $100; tee sponsor, $100; and, tee and hole, $175. In addition to the golf tournament come out to attend the children’s art auction at lunchtime, a bake sale, great raf e items, games, BBQ lunch and much more. To register for golf, contact Noel Stephen at 863-634-0650. For sponsorships, contact Darlene Mayers at 863-634-4200. Make checks payable to Real Life Children’s Ranch.