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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 04-03-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 104 No. 40 13.78 feetLast Year: 12.32 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Contractor accused of failing to provide workman’s comp ... Page 19 Hundreds of baby chicks die in re ... Page 2 Sumner takes position with SFWMD... Page 12 OHS softball team competes in Kissimmee Klassic ... Page 9 Special to the Okeechobee NewsEaster Sunrise Service at lake sideThe annual Easter Sunrise Service, sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association, was attended by more than 460 people on a clear, but chilly morning. The Okeechobee Community Choir provided the music with a solo by Bobby Huntley. The $1,855 collection, which is always given to area charities, was shared this year by Golgotha Ministries, a young men’s rehabilitation facility associated with Faith Farm and Lighthouse Refuge, which helps abused and battered women. (Photo at right) Youth from First United Methodist Church were responsible for taking up the collection. Pictured are: Katherine Ragamat, Katie VanBeek, James Marquis, Drew Radebaugh, Anthony Metcalf, Cody Walker and Audrey Metcalf. For an Easter season message, see page 4. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 22-year-old Okeechobee re ghter is battling for his life in a Lake Worth hospital. Chris Davis, the son of Okeechobee City Police Chief Denny and Margo Davis, wasn't feeling well on Sunday, March 24, and was checked in to Raulerson Hospital. He then contracted pneumonia and, for reasons not yet known, his liver and kidneys began Fire ghter in hospital Chris Davis See DAVIS — Page 5 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Unemployment rates fell half o f a percent to 8.5 percent in February in Okeechobee County according to the latest report from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released Friday. The report showed 1,585 resiJobless rates continue to fallSee JOBS — Page 5

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Baby chicks die in re at feed storeBy Pete GawdaOkeechobee News This past weekend was de nitely not a holiday weekend for Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue. On Friday afternoon re/rescue responded to a structure re in Taylor Creek Isles and was assisted by the Florida Forest Service (FFS) in controlling a brush re in V iking. Early Saturday morning they were assisted by the City of Okeechobee Fire Department in extinguishing a re at Okeechobee Feed. At 4:38 p.m. on Friday, March 29 re/rescue received a report of a brush re at 1846 189th Ave and ve units and seven personnel were dispatched as well as an FFS unit. Upon arrival they discovered about an 8 acre re. One of the units immediately put water on a mobile home that was threatened. The other units got the re under control and FFS plowed a re line around the re. A few minutes after that alarm, at 4:59 p.m., three units and six personnel responded to a structure re at 2717 S.E. 32nd St. Upon arrival, re ghters could see no re. The property owner stated that there were ames coming from behind a wall switch for the ceiling fan and the ames melted the plastic. The owner secured the power. Fire ghters could detect no heat around the wall switch and no damage was noted to the dwelling. They advised the owner to keep the power off in that room and call an electrician. Patricia Hawk, spokesperson for Okeechobee Feed, 1579 S.R. 70 E., had praise for the prompt and professional actions of responders to the re at her business. Fire/Rescue received the alarm at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, March 30. The city re department was called for assistance and a total of 3 units and 7 personnel were required to extinguish the re. Upon arrival re ghters discovered that city policemen and county deputies were already on the scene. The re was visible through the front doors and heavy smoke was coming from under the eaves. Fire ghters had to cut through the deadbolt lock on the front door to gain access to the building. The re was found to be con ned to some containers in the rear of the building that held baby chickens. About 100 gallons of water was used to extinguish the re. The re report surmised that the re could have been started from heat lamps used to keep the baby chicks warm. Ms. Hawk was not sure of the total number of baby chicks in the building before the re. However, she said several hundred were saved due to the prompt action of the re ghters. The undamaged containers o f baby chicks were moved outside the building with the use of a forklift. Several pallets of animal feed were also moved outside. Ms. Hawk said there was no damage to the animal feed and there was no structural damage. However, about 1,000 baby chicks were lost due to the re or to drowning. Ms. Hawk stressed that the baby chicks were not intended for Easter gifts. They were stocked for poultry farmers. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News April 3, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 84F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lo w of 64F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday : Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 84F. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Thursday Night : Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance o f rain, then thunderstorms after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible. Friday : Overcast with thunderstorms, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 81F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance o f rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News You can protect your home and family from a devastating wild re while enjoying the serenity of nature. The Florida Forest Service offers the following tips: 1. Keep the surface and area beneath decks, sheds, propane tanks and boats free of debris, leaves and ammable vegetation. Maintain a 3-to-5-foot space around your house and all attachments that is "fuel free" no ammable mulch, woodpiles, or plants that can allow re to touch the house. 2. A well-marked, non- ammable street sign makes it easier to nd your home. Ensure that trees and shrubs within the rst 30 feet of your home are healthy, spaced apart, and not overhanging the house. A pond or a re hydrant aids re ghters to quickly access water to extinguish ames. 3. An address on a mailbox or house makes it easier for rst responders to nd y our home. A wide enough drive and paved road makes it easier for rst responders in larger vehicles to quickly render aid. Have two ways out of your neighborhood, just in case one way is blocked. Mow the lawn regularly and water wisely. 4. Keep the woods 30 feet beyond your house and attachments. Give yourself added protection with "fuel breaks," such as drivew ays, gravel walkways, and lawns. 5. Clean out gutters and downspouts of debris and leaves. Make sure you have a non ammable roof covering and assembly. Your roof is the most vulnerable spot for rebrands that blow in and collect. For more Firewise tips, please call your local Florida Forest Service at 863-462-5160 or visit www. oridaforestservice.com. Love for nature increases wild re danger Fire ghters have busy Easter weekend Special to the Okeechobee News/ Florida Forest ServiceMarch, April and May are typically the most active time for wild res. If you live near nature, then you might be at risk for WILDFIRE danger. 2 3 4 5 1

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Masonic Lodge of Okeechobee, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will host a fundraiser breakfast on Sunday, April 14, from 8 to 11 a.m. for the Okeechobee Bits and Spurs 4-H Mounted Drill Team. The team will compete in Ocala on May 2, then head off to the State Finals of the Sunshine State Mounted Drill Team Association. The Masonic Lodge will donate the freshly prepared food (eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, pancakes, orange juice, and coffee) along with biscuits donated by Golden Corral. The 4-H team will receive all the proceeds from the ticket sales. The fundraising is necessary to cover travel lodging, horses stalls and other expenses associated with Equestrian Mounted Drill Team which must haul 8-10 horses to every competition. The estimated expenses for the next competition are $1,600. The Bits and Spurs Mounted Drill Team competed at the Okeechobee County Fair Competition hosted by the Sunshine State Mounted Drill Team Association. The 8-person and 6-person teams won rst and second in the Maiden and Youth Divisions and the 6-person team won third in the Open Jackpot. The young riders practice 3-4 times a week. They choreographed their routines themselves and mixed the music themselves. The next competition will be a costume competition and the group is designing and making their own costumes. Tickets for the Homemade Breakfast can be purchased from any Bits and Spurs 4-H member, Seacoast National Bank-North Parrott, Eli's Trailer Sales, T's 2 Pleez T-Shirts and Embroidery and Silver Spurs Signs. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Skip the Now the coupons for products you need are just a click away! Sign up for Publix Digital Coupons on your mobile device or home computer. And start saving today the easy way.Scan the code on your mobile device using your QR code scanner. Or visit publix.com/coupons for details and to register! Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 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 A pril 3, 2013 Blood drives plannedThe Big Red Bus bloodmobile will be in Okeechobee this month as follows: Friday, April 12 Publix, 1 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14 Knights of Columbus, St. Theresa Catholic Church, Buckhead Ridge, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18 Wal Mart, Noon 5 p.m. Friday, April 19 Samboree at KOA, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Friday, April 19 Seacoast National Bank, South 441, 11:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 Walgeen's, 1 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21 Golden Corral, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Wal Mart, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Special thanks go to all of the blood donors for helping to save lives! Fundraiser bene ts Bits and Spurs 4-H Mounted Drill Team Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Bits and Spurs 4-H Mounted Drill team took honors at the county fair. The team will compete in Ocala in May.

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Easter’s Resurrection PowerBy Rev. James R. Dawson Jr.First United Methodist Church It was a cool Easter morning several y ears ago, right before dawn that an elderly man woke up with the excitement of an Easter sunrise. As he got out of bed, he quietly reached for his robe and slippers to make sure he did not disturb his wife who was sleeping peacefully. As he stumbled in the dark, he paused for a moment and turned to admire his wife who looked as beautiful to him as she did the day he rst met her. A tear began to swell in his eyes as a great love for her swept over him as he re ected on their lifetime together. Staying with his morning routine before eating breakfast, he opened the front door and there in the driveway was his morning paper on time as usual. After he gathered the morning paper from his drive, he walked back into the house and set the paper in his favorite chair which was in front of the picture window so that he could see the sun come up. This was a favorite spot of his to read the paper in the morning. Henry, the elderly man's name, walks into the kitchen and starts a pot of coffee. A s he presses the start button on the coffee maker he notices that he is a little out of breath, he uses his arms to hold himself up on the counter. As he gathers himself, he decides not to wait for the coffee to nish brewing so he makes his way back to his chair. When he arrives at his chair he loosens his robe and picks up his paper and lays it to the side and sits down. Feeling a little better he stares out the picture window and notices the beginning of sunlight in the horizon. He is captivated by the beauty of the colors that the sun gives off as it awakens on the horizon. With the smell of coffee brewing throughout the house Henry begins to re ect on his many blessing that he has enjoyed in his life. He thinks about his childhood, his parents, his wife, his children and his grandchildren. He thinks about his rst job, friends he has made along the way, and people he has helped. He comes to the realization that the best decision he made was when he was a child at a church youth camp. It was there that he gave his life to Jesus Christ. It was that day he decided that if God blessed him with fortune that he would give much of it back to the church, friends, and the community at large. He told God that he would be forever grateful. Henry also thought about the things that he had done wrong over the years of his lifetime. Things that he had said, thoughts that were impure, and actions that he wished he could take back. He thought of things he had done to his wife, children, and business people. His heart began to utter with guilt and shame with the disappointment he felt for all of those things he said and done. He spoke out audibly saying, "Lord forgive me for all of those things. Please forgive me for the missed opportunities I stubbornly passed over. I need your forgiveness this morning." Since God's forgiveness is in the immediate a peace came over Henry as he spoke those words and concluded his prayer, . thank you Lord that your mercies are new every morning. Amen" Then he read John 14:1-6 from his Bible which reads, 1 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know." 5 Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?" 6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. After he nished reading this passage from Scripture, Henry put his Bible down and meditated on the words he had just read. "I believe in you Lord," he said, "I believe you are the way, the truth and the life and that the only way to heaven is by accepting you into my heart as I have already done, so many years ago. I believe that you have prepared for me a place . and I am ready for you to come back and receive me as your own." With those words said, the sun was rising from the horizon with very bright and warm rays streaming into Henrys picture window. It was beautiful. It was so bright that Henr y had to put his hands over his eyes because he was blinded by it. Then suddenly he felt a sharp pain in his chest and then he felt someone grab the hand that he was using to shield his eyes from the bright light and he heard a voice unlike any other he had ever heard before that said, "Henry, I have come back for you that where I am you may no w be with me for eternity. Well done my child, enter into my rest." Henry then left to be with the Lord that Easter sunrise morning. This Easter season, I challenge you to live the life that becomes the Gospel so that you may experience the resurrection power o f God when he comes back for you. "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. Revelation 22: 12-14 Re ections from the Pulpit Accidental hanging The story about the little girl who was accidentally hanged on a cord attached to a bunk bed is just so sad. Everyone who has bunk beds should check them for hazards. Kids love to play on them and it can end in tragedy. Prayers for the family.It’s the little things, folks Not many people know this but your car has a secret device on it called an "indicator." If you look at your steering column, you'll nd a secret stick, which will activate a ashing orange light on the outside of your car. It ashes to let other drivers know in which direction you are thinking of going. Easter basket help is truly appreciatedOkeechobee Christian Academy (O.C.A.) would like to thank everyone who participated in making the 4th Annual Easter Basket Give-A-Way a huge success! We were able to make 64 Easter baskets for children in our community that may not otherwise receive a basket. Each basket was loaded with donated goodies such as books, crayons, pencils, play-doh, toys, candy and stuffed animals. We would like to say a special thank you to The pregnancy Center of Okeechobee, the O.C.A. families and all of the individuals who gave so generously to ll up the baskets. A special thank you to the volunteers: Courtney Kuhn, Autumn DeCarlo, Jonathan Schopp, Frank DeCarlo, Yvonne Morgan, and Courtney Davis for making the baskets. They took their time and put lots of love into assembling each basket. Jill Rogers with Communities in Schools was kind enough to accept the baskets and to distribute them to the appropriate children in Okeechobee County. It is such a blessing to be part of this event and we are so thankful for everyone who donates to help make this possible. Thank you from Okeechobee Christian Academy! April 3, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of some of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee Christian Academy assembled 64 Easter baskets to give away to children in the community who otherwise might not get an Easter basket. Pictured here left to right are Courtney Kuhn, Yvonne Morgan, Fran k DeCarlo, Courtney Davis and Autumn DeCarlo.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Some newspapers seem to take pleasure in the bad news. Not us. We do print badŽ news. (It IS newsworthy when things go wrong, and citizens need to know about problems.) Still, we give most of our attention to good news the kind you clip and tape to your refrigerator door. (This isnt difficult. The vast majority of what happens in our community IS good.) How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News A pril 3, 2013 dents collected bene ts in Okeechobee in February, compared to 1,672 in January and 1,877 in February 2012. Okeechobee was tied with Citrus County for the 12th highest unemployment rate among the 67 counties in Florida. Glades County had 7.8 percent unemployment in February and 8.5 percent in January. The report showed 386 residents collected bene ts in February compared to 416 in January and 445 in February 2012. Glades County was tied to Osceola, Bay and Gulf counties at 21st among Florida counties in February. The highest unemployment rate was found in Hendry County at 10.8 percent and the lowest in Monroe County at 4.2 percent. Around the area: St. Lucie County had 9.5 percent, Osceola County 7.8 percent, Highlands County 7.7 percent and Martin County 7.6 percent. Florida's rate stood at 7.5 percent and the nations stood at 8.1 percent in February. JOBSContinued From Page 1 to shut down. Chris was transported to JFK Medical Center where he remains today. He was taken off a ventilator late Monday, A pril 1, and is now breathing on his own. Even though he is awake and talking, Chris is still in the intensive care unit. "Today, he's doing phenomenalhe's sitting up," Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue re ghter/paramedic Donny Arnold said Tuesday afternoon, April 2. "Of course, he still has the heart problem. It's way too soon to speculate on anything." However, the extent of his heart problem w on't likely be known for some time yet. According to OCF/R records Chris has been with that department since April 9, 2012, and is a re ghter/paramedic. Word about the young man's battle has spread far and wide, and there has been an outpouring of help for Chief Davis and his family. "We've had re departments from as far away as Kentucky asking about holding fundraisers," said OCPD Detective Bill Saum. He went on to say that a volunteer reman at a department in the Bluegrass State, who used to live in Okeechobee, has asked what they could do to raise money for the family. The detective said re departments in Palm Beach County have told the chief if he needs a place to rest, they will nd him room in one of those departments. He also said 15 donation containers have been placed in local business around Okeechobee. Also, OCPD Detective Bettye Taylor has established a web site where donations can be made online. Simply go to www.gofundme.com/ ghtingforchrisdavis and click on the DONATE button. Fire ghter Arnold said he and Detective Taylor are spearheading a fundraising committee. That committee will be made up of OCF/R re ghters, Okeechobee City Fire Department re ghters, OCPD of cers and deputies from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce. He added that trust fund will also be established in Chris' name. "If we're going to do this and raise a lot of money, we're going to do it right," he continued. He also said over $1,000 has been collected from those donation containers. Also, the local Fraternal Order of Police has donated $500; the Skip Bryant Memorial Fund has donated $500; and, the OCF/R union picked up last week's lodging tab for Chief Davis and his wife. Fire ghter Arnold said if anyone has any questions or ideas to raise money he can be reached by calling 863-634-6464. DAVISContinued From Page 1 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Eric Anselmo, 17, S.W. Second Way, Okeechobee, was arrested March 31 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on Okeechobee County warrants charging him with the felonies of grand theft (two counts). His bond was set at $5,000. Cornelius Monray Merriweather, 17, N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 1 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond was set at $10,000. Harold Christopherwayn Scott Jr., 25, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested April 1 by Deputy Heath Hughes on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation possession of cocaine, and the misdemeanors of violation of probation possession of marijuana under 20 grams and violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man w as arrested Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly stole a purse from a 77-year-old w oman in the parking lot of a local supermarket. Timothy Terrance Leitner, 44, S.E. 35th Ave., was arrested April 2 on felony charges of robbery by sudden snatching and grand theft. His bond had not been set as of newspaper deadline. A press release from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) stated the incident occurred around 1:15 p.m. in the Publix Supermarket parking lot, 3551 U.S. 441 S. According to the release Leitner approached the victim and told her she had dropped something behind her. When she turned around to look he allegedly reached inside her vehicle and took her purse. Leitner reportedly then ran to a waiting car, occupied by two women, and ed. Two witnesses gave chase but lost sight of that vehicle. OCSO deputies were given a description of the car and located the car in the area. Leitner was arrested by OCSO Deputy Troy Garrison and Detective Ted Van Deman. "We are proud of the prompt work by our deputies and detectives," said OCSO Major Noel Stephen. "Also, special thanks to the assistance from some concerned and involved citizens." Man accused of stealing woman’s purse Timothy Leitner Heritage Assisted Living Facility hosts Stroke Support GroupThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility will hold a "Stroke Support Group" on Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. at The Heritage Assisted Living Facility located at 608 N.E. Secnd Ave. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, physical therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. Refreshments will be served and day care services will be provided during the session at no cost. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public, family and patients. For more information, feel free to call 863-763-1700.American Legion Post 64 opens Sunday night bingoAmerican Legion 64 will again host Sunday night bingo beginning on April 7, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans' programs.

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Free Quit Smoking Now Classes offered todayFree Quit Smoking Now Classes will begin on Wednesday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m. and w ill continue each Wednesday through May 8 at Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria. There will also be classes at the Okeechobee County Library at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays starting A pril 3 and ending May 8. The classes include free nicotine replacement therapy for those eligible. To register or for more information, call 877-819-2357. Registration is required.Breathing group to meetBetter Breathers Support Group will meet at Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria on Wednesday, A pril 3 at 5 p.m. Please RSVP: 863-824-2702Healthy Start board to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, A pril 3 at 11 a.m. at their of ce, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. in the White House Plaza. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statew ide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, please contact executive director Kay Begin at the coalition of ce, 863-462-5877.Hospice offers workshopOn Thursday, April 4 from 2 4 p.m. Okeechobee Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host Hospice of Okeechobee who w ill present a hands-on workshop on communicating your Five Wishes.Moose Lodge hosting bingoOkeechobee Moose, at 139 N.W. 36th St., on Thursday, April 4 will have bingo at 1 p.m. They offer lunch at 12:30 p.m. On Friday, April 5, bingo starts with the Bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Food is available. On Sunday, April 7, breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. On Sunday, April 7, there will be Fun In The Tiki Hut with Music by Mike & Naomi, starting at 1 p.m. Food & fun free pool all day! All month proceeds go to support Moose Charities programs.Family Bowling Fun night set On Friday, April 5 a family fun bowling night from 510 p.m. will be held with music, food and prizes. All to bene t the Relay for Life American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Thomas Barber at 863532-0137, Yvonne Morgan at 863-697-1322 or Frank DeCarlo at 863-634-1595.Red Cross offers WSI classWater Safety Instructor (WSI) class will be held at a cost of $100 per person. This instructor training class is held through the American Red Cross, to teach others to swim. You must be 17 years old and have the ability to swim different strokes. April 5 will be the deadline for all classes. Classroom instruction starts on Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. at 323 N. Parrott Ave. Saturday, April 13, at Okeechobee Sports Complex Pool. Call Shellie at the Sports Complex, at 863-467-7667, leave your name and number as a participant.Lifeguard class being offeredLifeguard Class (LG) will be held at a cost of $200 per person, beginning Monday, April 15, at 6 p.m. at 323 N. Parrott Ave. April 5 will be the deadline for all classes. The purpose of this course is to provide entry-level lifeguards with the knowledge and skills to recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies until EMS personnel take over. Course runs April 15-18. Water classes will be discussed the rst night. Call Shellie at the Okeechobee Sports Complex, at 863-467-7667, leave your name and number as a participant.Relay for Life yard sale plannedOn Saturday, April 6, there will be a huge Relay for Life yard sale at the Okeechobee Holiday Inn Express starting at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All to bene t the Relay for Life American Cancer Society. Cost of a space is $10 (bring your own tables). For more information, contact Thomas Barber at 863-5320137, Yvonne Morgan at 863-697-1322 or Frank DeCarlo at 863-634-1595.AMVETS hosting picnicThe AMVETS District 8 Annual Picnic will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. Join us at AMVETS Post #2001 at 29012 E. S.R. 78 Buckhead Ridge. We will have a smoked hog roast with corn on the cob, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, cucumber and tomato salad, rolls, hamburgers, hot dogs and lots of desserts, a 50/50, and our drawing for the 10.1" Samsung Tablet. Entertainment will be by Mike's Music Melodies. All for a donation of $9 to bene t various veterans charities in our district. Call 863-467-2882 with questions.Auxiliary planning yard saleThe Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post #4423 at 300 N.W. 34th St. will hold a yard sale on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. We have furniture, clothes and lots of stuff. The Men's Auxiliary will have hamburgers and hotdogs for a small donation. All donations will bene t our Veterans programs. Any questions, please contact the post at 863-763-0818. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Judy Ann Norton, 70OKEECHOBEE Judy Ann Norton, of Illinois and winter resident of Okeechobee, passed away Mar. 29, 2013 in Ft. Pierce, Fla. She was born Sept. 2, 1942 in Kankakee, Ill. to the late William and Vivian Odette. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading and playing Bingo. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kankakee, Illinois. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 9528 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary as well as a member of the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge and Cypress Hut Eagles. She married Danny W. Norton in 1962. Mrs. Norton was preceded in death by her grandson, Myles Finch. She is survived by her husband, Danny W. Norton; daughter, Brenda Finch of Limestone, Ill.; son, Danny Norton (Annette) of Bradley, Ill.; six grandchildren, Dustin, Brittany, Cody, Trevor, Shelby and Skyler; three great grandchildren; brother, William Odette (Linda) of Bourbonnais, Ill.; and sister, Diana Engleman of Chatham, Ill. Funeral services will be held at a later time in Illinois. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.BassOkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. William Lamar Reinhard, Sr., 55 OKEECHOBEE William Lamar Reinhard, Sr. died Sun., Mar. 31, 2013 at the Hamrick Home and has been a resident of Okeechobee for over 30 years. He enjoyed Nascar, shing, sports, singing, and being a faithful man, he enjoyed having the Word of God read to him. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Merri Lou Reinhard; his children, Bill Reinhard, Jr. (Darla) of Fairhope, Ala., April Selph (Chris) of Okeechobee, and Alisha Archibald (Pete) of Fort Worth, Texas; 13 grandchildren; sister, Robin Wake eld of Tallahassee; and the mother of his children, Kathy Carter (Ron) of Okeechobee. There will be a private family memorial service at a later date. All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL.Vernon G. Johnson, 89OKEECHOBEE Vernon G. Johnson died peacefully at home on Good Friday, March 29, 2013. Vernon was born in Livingston, Ill. and a resident of Okeechobee since 1978. He was a devoted husband of 67 years. He enjoyed square dance calling and was an avid golfer. Vernon was a US Naval veteran of WWII having served as a diesel mechanic on a minesweeper in the Atlantic theater. He also held membership as a Mason in the Valley of Southern Illinois. After the war, Vernon owned and operated a bottled gas business in Alton, Ill. In 1958, he moved the family to South Florida to escape the harsh winters. There he worked for Sears Roebuck & Co. for 20 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Wanett a Johnson of Okeechobee; sons, Lyle Johnson o f Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Terry Johnson of Richmond Hill, Ga.; a daughter, Shelia Love of Pompano Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and three sisters-in-law, Dixie Baker of Bunker Hill, Ill., Helene Harper of Crystal River, Fla., and Erline Johnson of Dorsey, Ill. There will be no service at this time. If friends desire, donations may be made in Vernon's memory to the American Red Cross, Okeechobee Chapter, 323 N. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News April 3, 2013 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:ECHOLS Plumbing & AC863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 851 W. Indiantown Road € Jupiter, FLCall (561) 747-1232Allure Institute for Plastic Surgery Spring Special Switch your Saline implants to Silicone $ 3999 00 includes everything 7 Okeechobee News A pril 3, 2013 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 Trust Quartet singing Gaither-style songs in four-part harmony are scheduled to perform in concert on Sunday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Basinger 19836 U.S. Hwy 98 N. You will not want to miss this opportunity to enjoy a great concert. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 Hwy 441 North will host a revival with Evangelist Daniel Hayes April 21 26, starting at 7 p.m. nightly. Call 863-7633681 for more information. 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. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Starting in April, the Crave Youth group at Peace Lutheran Church will meet on Mondays from 4:30 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall/Youth Loft. All youth grades 6 through 12 are invited to come join the fun and fellowship, and share an awesome Bible study, “Life Choices”. It helps teen deal with peer pressure, divorce and self-injury. Every teen is welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Rd., Buckhead Ridge would like to invite everyone to services. If you do not have a church, come visit. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning worship 11 a.m. evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday services 7 p.m. and supper at 6 p.m. Our Pastor is Arlen Cook. The church has Missions for women on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Brotherhood for men meet on the same night, at same time. Dessert and coffee. Come join us.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. A rea churches plan concerts and programs Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaTen years serviceIn one of his last of cial acts, Steve Nelson, right, outgoing chairman of the Okeechobee Utility Authority Board of Directors, honored Travis Baugh, left, of the maintenance department, for ten years service to the utility. The presentation took place at the Tuesday, March 12 board meeting.

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S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 9 Okeechobee News A pril 3, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman softball team dropped three games at the Kissimmee Klassic Softball Tournament on Friday and Saturday. OHS lost to the Baron Collier Lady Cougars 15-2, the St. Cloud Lady Bulldogs 12-5, and the Clay Lake Lady Blue Devils 7-1. OHS fell victim to a nine-run rst inning in their loss Friday to Baron Collier. Sarah Davis and Stormy Stokes had two hits apiece for OHS. Carissa Licata had a double and scored two runs. Lexi Ward had a double. Against St. Cloud, Okeechobee committed four elding errors which contributed to the loss. Licata continued a strong tournament with two runs scored. Davis had two hits in the contest. Okeechobee allowed ve runs in both the fourth and fth innings. OHS pitchers allowed 14 hits in the game. In the nale against Clay Lake, Okeechobee got two hits apiece from Jaryaca Baker and Licata. OHS pitchers walked eight batters in the game. Sarah Davis and Kathy Simmons both hit doubles and Licata stole two bases in the game. It was a close game until the seventh when Clay Lake broke loose for four runs. OHS Coach Heather Gillis said the team couldn't respond after an excellent showing Thursday against Sarasota Riverview, a 13-2 victory, in the opening round. She praised Danyelle Shef eld for the way she pitched in the opener and the play of Licata who reached base four times and scored four runs. "It's pretty much a given that if Carissa gets on base, she is going to score," Gillis said, "That is a big plus for us." Despite the results, Gillis said she always enjoys the trip to Kissimmee because the talent is great, the intensity of play is high, and the crowds are huge and energetic. She said it is a good way to prepare for the post season. "This tournament is probably my favorite part of the entire season. We see the best competition all season long. We learn some big life lessons this week and that's all I can ask for," she added. OHS softball team competes in Kissimmee Klassic Bowling tournament to bene t church mission Lucky Lanes in Okeechobee will host The Okeechobee Open bowling tournament A pril 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.OHS Band Boosters host Moonlight Golf TournamentThe Moonlight Golf Tourney is a 9-hole event held entirely within the Okeechobee High School campus on Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m. Full concession services will be available. Tourney check-in at 5 p.m. All proceeds go to the band boosters of Okeechobee County. 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" June 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 towards 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.HMC to host cross country 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.Rotary's annual LOST Bike Ride planned for April 20Rotary's 10th Annual L.O.S.T. Bike Ride (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) will be on Saturday, April 20 starting at 8 a.m. The L.O.S.T. is a great trek for people of all ages, skills and abilities. With rides of 12, 20, 40 and 54 miles as well as a 5K walk there is something for everyone. The L.O.S.T. trail itself is world-renowned for its stunning vistas and numerous forms of wildlife. It has become a worldwide destination for bird-watching and world class shing. This great fundraising event promises to be fun for all. All entrants are provided a goody-bag with a commemorative t-shirt and much more. Also, there is a BBQ meal provided afterwards for all entrants as well as a 50/50 and a raf e with a of ton of great prizes. All proceeds bene t the charities of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. For more information, email OkeechobeeRotary@live.com or call Center State Bank at 863-763-5573.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.Golf tournament to bene t Real Life Children's RanchOn Saturday, May 25 Okeechobee Gol f & Country Club will host a bene t gol f tournament for Real Life Children's Ranch. 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 863-6344200. Make checks payable to Real Life Children's Ranch.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. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Gold Tee WinnersOkeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Golf Scores for March 29 were: First place, Bob Shaw; second place, Garry Lee; third place tie, Howard Shelkie and Wall y Dierig; fourth place tie, Wally Hall, Norman Koff, Jim Norifk and Brad Sheltra. O.G. & C.C. Golf Results 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. The organization 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 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 10 Okeechobee News April 3, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsLocal authors gatherLocal authors gathered to read their original works at the Okeechobee County Library. Among them were: ( rst row) Brenda Scott, Donna Dean and Lesley Diehl; (second row) Garry Hoffman, Carol Ferguson, Carroll Head, Betty Williamson and Jan Day. Not pictured are Jennifer Boyer and Dave McCenna. Special to the Okeechobee NewsLadies enjoy tea at Blue CypressFifty ladies enjoyed attending their annual tea on Wednesday, March 27, at Blue Cypress Golf & RV Resort. Left to right are Linda Learn, Violetta Bartley, Audrey Hobbs and Judy Martin. Fourth annual Men’s Softball Tournament to be heldThe fourth annual Men’s Softball Tournament, in memory Of “Devon Venables” June 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 towards 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 863-634-0870.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Come see for yourself!Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more! CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: M-T 8-5 € F 8-4 Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr. 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! Many Americans are so busy w orking and taking care of their families that when an injury or illness occurs they may not have a trusted healthcare partner to Many Americans are without a primary care physician turn to. Make time for your health by beginning a relationship with a Primary Care Physician. It isnt expensive or time consuming, but having an existing relationship with a trusted medical professional will be a comfort to you and your family when you experience an unexpected medical issue Raulerson Primary Care is a conveniently located Family Medicine Practice right here in Okeechobee. Raulerson Primary Care accepts new patients of all ages and the staff members are ” uent in Spanish. The provider, Dr. Jose Villarreal, is Board certi“ ed by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Primary Care Physicians like Dr. Villarreal not only treat patients medical conditions, provide sports physicals, and refer patients to a specialist if necessary; they also perform another important service, which is preventative healthcare. Whether you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or are in good physical health, consider scheduling an annual wellness visit with a primary care provider, like Dr. Jose Villarreal. The staff at Raulerson Primary Care are ready to meet you and your family and be your trusted source for primary care. 11 Okeechobee News A pril 3, 2013

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Mr. Sumner, 42, will be leaving his engineering job at AECOM and will join the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) as its new agricultural programs director. “That’s the only job I’ve had since I got out of college,” said Mr. Sumner, an agriculture engineer, of his current position at A ECOM. “I’m going to be walking away from a lot of people I’ve worked with for a v ery long time. They were, essentially, a part of my family.” The letter of resignation he submitted to his current employer was, he added, the rst he’d ever written. The Okeechobee High School and Univ ersity of Florida graduate said he took the SFWMD job because it gets him back to doing what he loves most—working in the agriculture industry. “It was the right opportunity,” he said of his switch. “I never really saw myself in government. But the nature of my job has taken me further and further away from the ag industry, and this was a chance to get back with that group.” In his new position, which will include handling dispersed water storage for the district, he will be the primary liaison between water managers and the public. He said he could also be working with ag interests who are leasing property from the district. “Anywhere the district interfaces with the ag community, I’ll be that point of contact,” he said. “Agriculture depends a lot on what the district does. It’s a critical relationship to both sides. The challenge of being the person to make that work is something I didn’t want to turn down.” According to SFWMD Media Specialist Randy Smith, Mr. Sumner was appointed to the slot by the Daniel DeLisi, a former district governing board member and new chief of staff for water management. Even though he isn’t taking the place of Benita Whalen, who resigned from her SFWMD position in which she handled dispersed storage as well as the district’s agricultural water program, Mr. Sumner did say that he would be doing some of the things that were handled by Ms. Whalen. In an e-mail, Mr. Smith said Ms. Whalen started with the district on Aug. 6, 1992, and her last of cial day will be April 15. “The district has made some changes in it’s dispersed water program,” said Mr. Smith in a phone interview Monday, April 1. “The position (Mr. Sumner’s) was expedited so we wouldn’t miss a beat.” The district’s dispersed water program encourages landowners to retain water on their property instead of letting it drain. A dispersed water storage area is an area of shallow water that is distributed across the landscape. Retaining the water reduces the concentration of nutrients, which helps to lower nutrient loading into Lake Okeechobee or other water bodies. Mr. Smith went on to indicate Mr. Sumner’s “extensive background in the private sector” played a large part in his appointment. “I feel like the position was created to make sure progress keeps going,” Mr. Sumner offered. Mr. Sumner will work out of the district’s Okeechobee Service Center four days a week, and will spend one day a week in the SFWMD’s West Palm Beach headquarters. That also played a part in Mr. Sumner’s decision. “This position will allow me to be, for the most part, closer to home which was an important decision,” he said. And home is where Mr. Sumner will want to be Thursday, April 4, when he and his wife celebrate their daughter’s 10th birthday. Jeff Sumner takes new position with SFWMD

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BAR B Q & STEAK CO202 NE 7th Ave All You Can Eat Baby Backs999$margaritas all day$11Lb Rib Eye9913$live musickaraokeAll You Can Eat Catfish999$25 cent drafts $994 B AR B Q & STEA K K K K CO CO CO CO O C O CO -. l i v e m u s i c fri and Sat April 5th & 6th all day 1/2 Rack Baby Back Ribswith 6 golden shrimp and 1 side1299$ladies night 6-10pmAll You Can Eat Baby Backswith 2 sides1399$$00Slow Roasted Prime RIbw/ Baked Potato & Salad19(Starting at 4pm)4 Piece Fried Chicken Dinner899$15% church discountkaraokelive musiclive musicOkeechobeeLive Music Starts @9pm 13 Okeechobee News A pril 3, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSStudents of the weekYearling Middle School is proud to announce Students of the Week for Feb. 4, front: Ethan Durfee and Colvin Knowles; back: Nolan Carpenter, Amy Holden and Jonathan Vega. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaWater Conservation WeekAt their meeting on Thursday, March 29 Okeechobee County Commissioners proclaimed the month of April to be Water Conservation Month in the county. Commission Chair Frank Irby (left) presented the proclamation to Gary Ritter (right) director of South Florida Water Management District’s Okeechobee Service Center. Seniors play bluegrass musicThe senior country bluegrass music program has begun again this year at the Okeechobee Senior Center. All persons age 60 and over who have a musical talent are invited to participate every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. GiveawayFree Kittens Lakeport Area spayed, neutered and rabies shots call after 2pm 863-946-0032 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time LOCAL DRIVER NEEDED Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for a local Class A company CDL driver with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Tanker and Hazmat endorsements are required. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more!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 RN School Health Nurse 10 month position excellent bene ts. Please apply MyFlorida/People First website at: https://people rst .my orida.com The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Af rmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Employment Full Time Business OpportunitiesNewspaper Carriers Wanted call 863-467-1371 and leave Name and Phone number Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Business Opportunities 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. CollectiblesWANTEDHighwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, A.E. Backus, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, J. Hutchinson. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 Golf Clubs/ EquipmentYamaha Golf Cart 2 Stroke Gas Engine, Alum. Box Bed, Runs Great. $600.00 or best offer. Call 863-763-2241 or 863-634-3952 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Guns/Supplies SUNCOAST GUN SHOWApril 6th & 7thSaturday 9 am -5 pm & Sunday 9 am 4 pm HAVERT L. FENN CENTER2000 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FLBUY • SELL • TRADECONCEALED WEAPON CLASS $49Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.suncoastgunshows.com Call 772-462-1521 for info. Miscellaneous4 NEW GREY BUCKET SEAT 2R,2L FROM CHRYSLER VAN, 20 FOOT PONTOON BOAT, BIG TABLE SAW CRAFTSMAN. CALL FOR PRICES 863-763-3775 SewingMachinesOkee Commercial upholstery sewing machine. $185. or best offer. 417-848-3424. Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Guns/Supplies Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Okeechobee1 Bedroom w/Florida room in town for rent. Kitchen appliances furnished. $600/month, 1st, last, and $400 security. Call: (863)467-8705 TAYLOR CREEK Condos 1br/1ba, Partially Furnished $650 mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. (561)352-4243 Condos/Townhouses RentTaylor Creek Condo 2/1, On water, Pool, Dock. $850/mo + 1st & sec. Short term rates also available Call (863)634-8756 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 14 Okeechobee News April 3, 2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Houses RentHouse For Rent Oak Park 3/1, new appliances, fresh paint, large fenced yard, quiet location. $800/mo plus security. Available before May 1st Call 863-447-9922 or 519-746-4844 or vmcara@hotmail.com ON RIM CANAL Modern brick w/tile, 3BR, 2.5 BA, boat dock incld. $875/mo. optional cottage for additional fee. Call 772-359-1640. 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 Rooms To RentSleeping Room -Located in Okeechobee, Private Ent., Gated Community, Real Nice, Pool. By day-weekmonth’s Call for more info 270-210-9110 Houses SaleOwner 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Lots Sale Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income, Vacant Land, 6+Acres, located at: 20 NE 363rd Ct., Okeechobee $28,900. Visit www.roseland co.com\82H Drive by then call (866) 523-5742 Mobile Home Rent2bd/1ba Mobile Home on the water in Treasure Island $550 mo. utilities not included. Call 863-357-1783 2BD/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. Buck Head Ridge furnished clean/nice DW mobile home on canal W/boat slip, 2 lg bd/2ba, long carport, screen in porch, short term lease will nog. 6 mths or longer $795. mth, no pets or smoking (863)-763-3769; (770)-241-4015; or (863)-801-1739 Mobile HomeSale55+ 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 New Palm Harbor Homes Mobile Condo $39,900 Delivered to your site $0 down nancing John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Mobile HomeSaleOKEECHOBEE1/1 Park Model. Furnished, all appliances. Old River Run Park off 78W including boat slip w/direct access to Lake O. Asking $29,000. Call:(574)721-5320 or(574)753-5874 Boats14’ JON BOAT 3 SMALL EVINRUDES ELECT & ACCESSORIES $1,200.00 CALL 863-484-0210 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/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 RV Space RentCovered RV lot at Blue Cypress RV & Golf, #265. Available immediately, $325 monthly with lease. On water, sewage, water and garbage included. Must see. (863)697-3132 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 Four WheelDrive87 FORD F250, 4X4 RANCH HAND 460, 4 SPEED, DUAL EXHAUST & TANKS, GOOSENECK, COLD A/C, EXCELLENT TIRES, RUNS GREAT! $2,950 FIRM CALL 863-467-7779 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Okeechobee County Schools Drug Testing Committee Meeting Okeechobee County School District will hold a Drug Testing Committee meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in the School Board Meeting Room #303, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, to discuss a possible student drug testing policy. The meeting is open to the public. Questions may be directed to 863-462-5000, Ext. 226. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 440281 ON 4/3/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 472008CA000265CAXXXX TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., Plaintiff, VS. YANET Y. RODRIGUEZ; PABLO RODRIGUEZ; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to Court Order resetting Foreclosure Sale on the 22nd day of January, 2013, and entered in Case No. 472008CA000265CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. is the Plaintiff and YANET Y. RODRIGUEZ, JANE DOE, JOHN DOE A/K/A RONNIE RODRIGUEZ, PABLO RODRIGUEZ and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 1st day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 72, BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 24th day of January, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk Of The Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 435788 ON 4/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2012-CA-000534CAAXMX BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, a North Carolina banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. OKEECHOBEE COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, L.L.C., a Florida limited liability company, et als., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 21st day of February, 2013, entered in Case No.: 47-2012CA-000534CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY is the Plaintiff and OKEECHOBEE COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, L.L.C., a Florida limited liability company, FRED BILOWIT, ISRAEL SZMIGA, ERIC WOLF, STEVEN WOLF, WINTER HAVEN COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, L.L.C., DOLGENCORP, LLC, a Kentucky limited liability company, MID FLORIDA HARDWARE OF OKEECHOBEE, L.L.C., a Florida limited liability company and JOHN DOE #1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION, are the Defendants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the full amount of the bid payable on the same day of sale at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312 NW 3 Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes, at public sale on May 1, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., the following described real and personal property to wit:EXHIBIT A A parcel of land lying in Section 33, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 33 and bear S 8931’05” W along the North line of Section 33 to the West right-of-way line of State Road #15 (U.S. 441), a distance of 457.19 feet; Thence bear S 0004’00” E along the said West right-of-way line of State Road #15 (U.S. 441) to the Northeast corner of that property described in Of cial Records Book 231, Page 396, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 350.13 feet; Thence continue S 0004’00” E along aforesaid right-of-way line of State Road #15 (U.S. 441), to a point that is 325.00 feet North of the Southeast corner of that property described in O.R. Book 237, Pages 537 & 538, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, as measured along the West right-of-way line of State Road #15 (U.S. 441), a distance of 1304.79 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue S 0004’00” E along the said West right-of-way line of State Road #15 (U.S. 441) to the Southeast corner of that property described in O.R. Book 237, Pages 537 & 538, a distance of 325.00 feet; Thence bear S 8929’47” W along the South line of that property described in O.R. Book 237, Pages 537 & 538, a distance of 695.02 feet; Thence bear N 0004’00” W, a distance of 330.30 feet; Thence bear N 8956’00” E, a distance of 695.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.Together with an interest as set forth and according to that certain Development and Easement Agreement among Scotty’s, Inc. and Horne Properties, Inc. led March 25, 1985 in Of cial Records Book 267, Page 1568; and that certain Declaration of Easements and Covenants led November 1, 1984, in Of cial Records Book 265, Page 15; Supplement led March 25, 1985 in Of cial Records Book 267, Page 1563, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Howard S. Toland, Esquire MITRANI, RYNOR, ADAMSKY & TOLAND, P.A. 1200 Weston Road, Penthouse, Weston, FL 33326 Telephone: (954) 335-1010/Facsimile: (954) 335-1017 htoland@mitrani.com; hstoland@aol.com 438340 ON 4/3,10/2013 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 of 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 Clerk 434982 ON 3/27;4/3/2013 Public Notice 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. 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 15 Okeechobee News A pril 3, 2013of 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 OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA000032 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, VS. KAREN L. KENNEDY, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: Parcel 8, Unit B, OAK LAKE VILLAS, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Of cial Records Book 189, Page 247, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 47-2013CP 000018CPAXMX Probate Division IN RE: ESTATE OF ALBERTO CASTRO Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f ALBERTO CASTRO, deceased, whose date of death was June 6, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are XXX-XX-4885, is pending in the Circuit Court for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORID A PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is April 3rd, 2013. Personal Representative: Cecilia Ferguson 1304 SW 7th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34974Attorney for Personal Representative:MICHELE M. CORCIONE, ESQ. Attorney for Cecilia Ferguson Florida Bar Number: 52025 ELLIS, GED & BODDEN, P.A. 7171 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: (561) 995-1966 Fax: (561) 228-0914 E-Mail: mcorcione@ellisandged.com Secondary E-Mail: corplaw@ellisandged.corn 439894 ON 4/3,10/2013 County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o’clock, A.M., on May 1, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 26th day of May, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no-cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan-ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 438539 ON 4/3,10/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA 78 FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATION FLCA, FORMERL Y KNOWN AS SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA, Plaintiff, Vs. COREY MARK SCLAR ALSO KNOWN AS COREY M. SCLAR AND NANCY A. SCLAR, Defendants, NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE BY CLERK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment o f Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause now pending in said Court that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on May 1, 2013 at 11:00 am the following described real property: Lot 62 of the Plat of Sundance Trails Ranch as recorded in Plat Book 7 at Page 69 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE DATED February 26, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k ATTORNEY Sandler & Sandler 117 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, Florida 33134 438343 ON 4/3,10/2013 Your new car could be in todays paper. 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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2011-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.: 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 16 Okeechobee News April 3, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-CP-40 IN RE: ESTATE OF MICKEY NEAL CHAPMAN, A /K/A MICHAEL NEAL CHAPMAN, A /K/A MICHAEL N. CHAPMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MICKEY NEAL CHAPMAN, A/K/A MICHAEL NEAL CHAPMAN, A/K/A MICHAEL N. CHAPMAN, deceased, whose date of death was January 24, 2013; File Number 13-CP-40, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N. W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: April 3, 2013. VICKIE CHAPMAN Personal Representative 260 N.E. 62nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire FBN: 114278 dba@gendersalvarez.com A nthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 afd@gendersalvarez.com GENDERS+ALVAREZ+DIECIDUE, P.A.2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813) 254-4744 Fax: (813) 254-5222 439848 ON 4/3,10/2013 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 Acres, 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 p roceedin g, y ou 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA-656 C&A FINANCIAL PROGRAMS, INC. & WAYNE B. LUNN & LOIS R. LUNN, AS TRUSTEES OF THE LUNN LIVING TRUST dated October 6, 1999 Plaintiffs Vs. RANGEL MARTINEZ et.al. Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000089 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP; Plaintiff, VS. MELINDA BONEY, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 47-2012-CA-000089 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, and, MELINDA BONEY, et. al.,are Defendants, Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the 17th day of April, 2013, the following described property: LOT 35, OF EDGEWATER ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7 AT PAGE 59 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 24th day of January, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTIf 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. 439921 ON 4/3,10/2013 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 ledandcommencedinthiscourt. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000012 PNC MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF PNC BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. BETTY J. BOHANNAN, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 19, 2013, and entered in Case No. 47-2010-CA-000012 of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF PNC BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, is the Plaintiff and Betty J. Bohannan; Danny R. Bohannan; and John Doe and Jane Doe as Unknown Tenants, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 am, on May 1, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: Beginning at the Northwest corner of Lot 9, Block 3, Okeechobee Little Farms, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 100, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and run South along the East boundary of Second Avenue a distance of 153 feet, then run East and parallel to the North boundary of said Lot 9 a distance of 286.31 feet to the East boundary of said Lot 9, then run North a distance of 153 feet, to the North East corner of said Lot 9, then run West along the North boundary of said Lot 9, a distance of 286.31 feet to the P.O.B. Tax ID: 1153635001000030009DIF 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 22nd day of February, 2013. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Petitioner/Wife’s attorney, whose name and address is SNEIDER LAW, 200 S.W. 9th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 and le the original with the clerk of the above-styled Court within 30 days of 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 of said Court at Okeechobee, Florida on this 7 day of March 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of Said Court BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk 438786 ON 3/20,27;4/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the nal judgment of Foreclosure dated the 10th day of December, 2012 and entered in case number 472009CA656 of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein C&A FINANCIAL PROGRAMS INC. & WAYNE B. LUNN & LOIS R. LUNN, AS TRUSTEES OF THE LUNN LIVING TRUST dated October 6, 1999 are the PLAINTIFF, and RANGEL MARTINEZ a single man, his heirs, executors, assigns, creditors, and all persons claiming by, through or under him, and JOHN DOE, as tenant in possession, DEFENDANTS. The Clerk of the Circuit Court, in and for Okeechobee county, Florida shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER 312 N.W. 3rd St., JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M. on the 24th day of April, 2013, the following described real property, as set forth in said nal judgment, to-wit: Lot 41 Block 52, BASSWOOD INC. Unit no 5, according to plat thereof at plat book 3, page 51, Public records Okeechobee county, Florida. 3010 NW 36th Av. Okeechobee, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OFF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLALM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact CORRIE JOHNSON, ADA coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, (772)807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho sin costo alguno a que se le provea clerta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coodinadora de ADA 250 NW Country Club Dr., suite 217 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recebido esta notifcacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiena una discapacidad audtiva o de habla, name al 711. KREYOL: ;Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, 250 NW Country Club Dr. suite 217 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pouou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated this 21st day of March, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ce John R. Cook PO Box 515 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone (863) 467-0297 439603 ON 4/3,10/2013 Get a quick response to any item you may be sellin g with a classified ad. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2012-CA-236 U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2006, GSAMP TRUST 2006-HE4, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE4, Plaintiff, VS. Janice Floyd, Enrique Conejo and Charlene Conejo, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment o f Foreclosure dated February 20th, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA-236 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2006, GSAMP TRUST 2006-HE4, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE4, is the Plaintiff, and Janice Floyd, Enrique Conejo and Charlene Conejo, are Defendants, the Clerk o f the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly room, 2nd Floor o f the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. on the 1st day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 4, Block 2, Oak Park, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 3, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Less and except the North 20 feet thereof. Street Address: 3374 SW 16th St, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff’s mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, i f any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this 26th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k Clar eld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 713-1400 438432 ON 4/3,10/2013 SHARON ROBERTSON, Cler k Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Cler k WWR#10054657Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road Suite 550 Ft. 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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000433 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESS ORBY-MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (F/K/A LASALLE NATIONAL BANK), AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF GMAC CO MMERCIAL MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1997-C1, Plaintiff, vs. LAKE-OKEE, INC., a Florida corporation; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 21, 2013, entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000433, in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, A S TRUSTEE, SUCCESSORIN-INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR-BY-MERGER TO LASALLE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (F/ K/A LASALLE NATIONAL BANK), AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF GMAC COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC., MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1997-C1, is the Plaintiff, and LAKE-OKEE, INC., a Florida corporation; DONNA THROOP, an individual ; and LISA BARTON, an individual, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on May 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., in the Jury A ssembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMPOSITE EXHIBIT “A” Mortgaged Property The following property, rights, interests and estates now owned, or her eafter acquired by Borrower (collectively, the “Property ”): (a) Land. The real property described in Exhibit “A-1” attached hereto and made a part hereof (the “Land”); (b) Additional Land. All additional lands, estates and development rights hereafter acquired by Borrower for use in connecti on with the Land and the development of the Land and all additional lands and estates therein which may, from time to time, by supplemental mortgage or otherwi se be expressly made subject to the lien of the Mortgage; (c) Improvements. The buildings, structures, xtures, additions, enlargements, extensions, modi cations, repairs, replacements and improvements now or hereafter erected or located on the Land (the “Improvements”); (d) Easements. All easements, rights-of-way or use, rights, strips and gores of land, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, water, water courses, water rights and powers, air rights and development rights, and all estates, rights, titles, interests, privileges, liberties, se rvitudes, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances of any nature whatsoever, in any way now or hereafter belonging, relating or pertaining to the Land and the Impro vements and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, and all land lying in the bed of any street, road or avenue, opened or proposed, in f ront of or adjoining the Land, to the center line thereof and all the estates, rights, titles, interests, dower and rights of dower, curtesy and rights of curtes y, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever, both at law and in equity, of Borrower of, in and to the Land and the Improvements and every part and parcel t hereof, with the appurtenances thereto; (e) Fixtures and Personal Property. All machinery, equipment, xtures (including, but not limited to, all heating, air conditioning, plumbing, lighting, communications and elevator xtures) and other property of every kind and nature whatsoever owned by Borrower, or in which Borrower has or shall have an in terest, now or hereafter located upon the Land and the Improvements, or appurtenant thereto, and usable in connection with the pre sent or future operation and occupancy of the Land and the Improvements and all building equipment, materials and supplies of any nature whatsoever owned by Borrower, or in which Borrower has or shall have an interest, now or hereafter located upon the Land and the Improvements, or appurtenant thereto, or usable in connection with the present or future operation and occupancy of the Land and the Improvements (collectively, the “Personal Property”), and all proceeds and products of the above; (f) Leases and Rents. All leases and other agreements affecting the use, enjoyment or occupancy of the Land and the Improvem ents heretofore or hereafter entered into (the “Leases”), whether before or after the ling by or against Borrower of any petition for relief under 11 U.S.C. §101 et seq. as the same may be amended from time to time (the “Bankruptcy Code”) and all right, title and interest of Borrower, its successors and assigns the rein and thereunder, including, without limitation, cash or securities deposited thereunder to secure the performance by the lessees of their obligations there under and all rents, additional rents, revenues, issues and pro ts (including all oil and gas or other mineral royalties and bonuses) from the Land and the Improvements whether paid or accruing before or after the ling by or against Borrower of any petition for relief under the Bankruptcy Code (the “Rents”) and all proceeds from the sale or other disposition of the Leases and the right to receive and apply the Rents to the payment of the Debt (as de ned in the Mortgage); (g) Condemnation Awards. All awards or payments, including inter est thereon, which may heretofore and hereafter be made with respect to the Property, whether from the exercise of the right of eminent domain (including but not limited to any transfer made in lieu of or in antic ipation of the exercise of the right), or for a change of grade, or for any other injury to or decrease in the value of the Property; (h) Insurance Proceeds. All proceeds of and any unnamed premiums on any insurance policies covering the Property, including, without limitation, the right to receive and apply the proceeds of any insurance, judgments, or settlements made in lieu thereof, for damage to the Property; (i) Tax Certiorari. All refunds, rebates or credi ts in connection with reduction in real estate taxes and assessments charge d against the Property as a result of tax certiorari or any applications or proceedings for reduction; (j) Conversion. All proceeds of the conversion, voluntary or involuntary, of any of the foregoing including, without limitat ion, proceeds of insurance and con-demnation awards, into cash or liquidation claims; (k) Rights. The right, in the name and on behalf of Borrower, to appear in and defend any action or proceeding brought with respect to the Property and to commence any action or proceeding to protect the interest of Plaintiff in the Property; (l) Agreements. All agreements, contracts, certi cates, instruments, franchises, permits, licenses, plans, speci cations and other documents, now or hereafter entered into, and all rights therein and ther eto, respecting or pertaining to the use, occupation, construction, manageme nt or operation of the Land and any part thereof and any Improvements or respecting any business or activity conducted on the Land and any part thereof and all right, title and interest of Borrower therein and thereunder, including, without limitation, the right, upon the happening of any default under the Mortgage to receive and collect any sums payable to Borrower thereunder; (m) Trademarks. All tradenames, trademarks, servicemarks, logos, copyrights, goodwill, books and records, tenant or guest li sts, advertising materials, telephone exchange numbers identi ed in such materials, and all other general intangibles relating to or used in connection with the operation of the Property; (n) Accounts Receivable. All right, title and interest of Borrower arising from the operation of the Property in and to all payments for goods or property sold or leased or for services rendered; whether or not yet earned by performance, and not evidenced by an instrument or chattel pap er, including, without limitation, all accounts arising from the operation of a mobile home park or manufactured housing community, if any, on the Property and all rights, if any, to payment from any consumer credit/charge card organization or entity; and (o) Other Rights. Any and all other rights of Borrower in and to the items set forth in Subsections (a) through (n) above. Plaintiff does not intend to assume or be bound by any of Defendant Borrower’s duties or obligations under any of the contra cts, leases or other instruments described in this Exhibit “A”, unless and until Plaintiff elects to assume such contracts, leases and/or other obligations in w riting. As used in this Exhibit “A”, “Borrower” refers to Defendant, LAKE-OKEE, INC., a Florida corporation. EXHIBIT “A-1” Legal Description TRACT “A” The South 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 27, Township 37 South, Range 35 East., lying and being in Okeechobee County, Florida. Parcel ID No. 227-37-35-0A00-00009-0000 TRACT “B” Parcel NO. 1 Begin 157.5 feet North of the Southeast corner of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 28, Township 37 South, Rang e 35 East, thence run West, a distance of 365 feet, more or less, to the East boundary of Parrott Avenue; Thence run North, a distance of 100 feet; Thence run East, a distance of 365 feet, more or less, to the East boundary of Section 28; Thence run South a distance of 100 f eet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Parcel NO. 2 Commencing at the Northeast Corner of Section 28, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, run thence South along the East boundary li ne of said Section 28 for a distance of 959.70 feet; Thence run West parallel with the North boundary line of said Section 28, for a distance 65.70 feet for a POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue West for a distance 295.00 feet to a point on the East right-of-way line of U.S. 441 (S.R. 15); Thence run South along said East right-of-way line of U.S. 441 (S.R. 15), for a distance of 100.00 feet; Thence run East, parallel with North boundary line of the aforesaid Section 28, for a distance of 295.00 feet; Thence run North for a distance of 100.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Lying in and comprising a part or Section 28, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT FROM SAID PARCELS 1 AND 2 THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND: A parcel of land lying in Section 28, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly des cribed as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 28, thence S 00 10’08” E along the East line of said Section 28, a distance o f 1060.86 feet; Thence S 8931’20” W, a distance of 65.91 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence S 0004’09” E, a distance of 70.92 feet; Thence S 8931’26” W, a distance of 294.04 feet to the East right-of-way line of State Road 15 (being 100 feet in width); Thence N 0009’51” W along said right-of-way line, a distance of 172.37 feet; Thence N 8930’25” E a distance of 295.16 feet; Thence S 0004’09” E, a distance of 101.29 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Parcel ID No. 2-28-37-35-0A00-00023-0000 Property Address: 1803 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974, Parcel ID No. 2-27-37-35-0A00-00009-0000; -AND Property Address: 1799 U.S. Highway 441, Okeechobee, Florida 34974, Parcel ID No. 2-28-37-35-0A00-00023-0000. PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(2)(F), FLORIDA STATUTES, ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) NOTICE: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Luci e, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED THIS 26th day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. 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A SHOKKUMAR M. PATEL a/k/a ASHOK PATEL; PRATIBHA PATEL; and JOHN DOE(S) AND JANE DOE(S) AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 24, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 472012CA000376CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein ASHOKKUMAR M. PATEL a/k/a ASHOK PATEL, PRATIBHA PATEL, and JOHN DOE(S) AND JANE DOE(S) AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL at 11:00 a.m. on the 1st day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 1 to 6, inclusive, Block 76, OKEECHOBEE, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST OR RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER SIXTY (60) DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED this 25th day of January, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk PINEIRO BYRD PLLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 4600 Military Trail, Suite 212 Jupiter, FL 33458 (561) 799-9280 (telephone) (561) 799-9287 (facsimile) 436002 ON 4/3,10/2013 Shop here first! The classified ads 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, ALICIA L. MITCHELL A/K/A ALICIA 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 ASSOCIATION 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 disabilit y who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 433476 ON 3/27;4/3/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472008CA000605CAXXXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, V S.UNKNOWN HEIRS BENEFICIARIES DEV ISEES OF THE ESTATE OF CLAUDETTE J. ULLMANN DECEASED; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION T O: Unknown Heirs Bene ciaries Devisees Of The Estate Of Claudette J. Ullmann Deceased Last Known Residence: Unknown Current residence unknown, and all persons claiming by, through, under or against the names Defendants. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST IA OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 8, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OF THE WEST 60 FEET AND SOUTH 30 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES. AS RECORDED IN PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ALDRIDGE CONNORS, LLP, Plaintiffs attorney, at 7000 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 307, Boca Raton, FL 33433 (Phone Number: (561) 392-6391), within 30 days of the rst date of publication of this notice, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on March 15, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk 439132 ON 4/3,10/2013 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, V S. 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 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000029 Division: 47 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Plaintiff, v. GEORGIA L. RUSINKO, et al., Defendants, RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 18, 2013, and a Final Summary Judgment dated August 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000029, DIVISION: 47, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB is Plaintiff, and GEORGIA L. RUSINKO; JEFFREY RUSINKO; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are Defendants. SHARON ROBERTSON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972 on the 1st day of May, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10, AND 11, BLOCK B, OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY’S ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO ALLEYWAY 20 FEET IN WIDTH LYING ADJACENT TO SAID LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10 AND 11, IN BLOCK B, OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY’S ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 375 SE 13TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on January 25, 2013 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creeech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd. Suite 100 Deer eld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986, Telephone (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. 435999 ON 4/3,10/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2012-CA-299 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY R. HUMPHREY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIMOTHY R. HUMPHREY; and any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named individual defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 20, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-299, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee Public Notice Public NoticeIN 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 PARTY IN POSSESSION, Defendant. 18 Okeechobee News April 3, 2013are 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids.County, Florida, wherein SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, is the Plaintiff and TIMOTHY R. HUMPHREY and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIMOTHY R. HUMPHREY, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 1st day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 16, SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS. TOGETHER WITH A 2007 SKYLINE MOBILE HOME VIN: FLA801159 & FLA801160 Property address: 16120 NW 316th Street, Okeechobee, FL ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 807-7370 within 2 working days of your receipt of this Notice if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated the 22nd day of February, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Devin R. Maxwell, Esq. MAXWELL & MAXWELL, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 172693 405 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 763-1119 Telephone 438339 ON 4/3,10/2013 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 Special to the Okeechobee News/ T. TimmonsHaving Easter funThese little guys, Owen Smith, 3, and Evan Smith, 2, enjoyed their rst Easter Egg hunt on the front lawn of a Palm Village Ranch home over the Easter weekend. The plastic eggs were lled with candy and hidden among the bushes in the background. Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppSemi dumps orangesAccording to an Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) accident report Lupe Perez, 43, was going too fast when he tried to turn off S.R. 78 W. to go north on U.S. 441 S. and the load of oranges he was hauling shifted and caused the 2001 Mack truck to roll over onto its passenger side. The accident occurred Monday, April 1, at 8:44 a.m. OCSO Deputy Steven Pollock estimated damages to the truck and the 1980 Fruehauf trailer at $10,000. As of newspaper deadline he did not know the value of the load of oranges. The deputy's report stated that Perez was not injured. However, he did receive a traf c citation for driving too fast for conditions. The report indicated that the tractor/trailer is registered to Everglades Harvesting and Hauling in LaBelle. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaWhat?Apparently the person who created this sign on U.S. 441 S.E. at the east side of the Taylor Creek Bridge didn't notice the "typos." The sign should read "periodic bridge openings." What it actually says is "xeripoic bbidge openings." Fun Shoot to be hosted by Christian AcademyOn Saturday, April 6 the Okeechobee Christian Academy will host a Fun Shoot. Registration will open at 8 a.m. The last shooter must take the course by 10 a.m. Barbecue lunch tickets are available for $15. Sponsorships are available. The event will be held at the OK Corral Gun Club, 6341 N.E. 96th Ave., Call 863-6342276, or e-mail karson@strato.net for all the details.Band Boosters host Moonlight Golf TournamentThe Moonlight Golf Tourney is a 9-hole event held entirely within the Okeechobee High School campus on Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m. Full concession services will be available. Tourney check-in is at 5 p.m. All proceeds will go to the band boosters of Okeechobee County. To register your team, contact Robert Orr at 863634-1381 or Steve Dobbs at 863-643-0194.

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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD • Auto Accidents • Social Security Disabilities • Bankruptcy • Veterans’ DisabilityHoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Advertise your business today! okeeadsales@newszap. 19 Okeechobee News A pril 3, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Port St. Lucie roo ng contractor has been arrested on the job site where his employees were working, and that job has been shut down by the state. Adam Lee Ryckman, 35, South Quick Circle, Port St. Lucie Blvd., was arrested April 1 on one felony count of failure to secure w orker's compensation coverage. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $5,000. Jail records indicate Ryckman has been released on bond. An arrest report by Detective William Hill, of the state's Division of Insurance Fraud, stated that he inspected a job site on Tuesday, April 26, at the New Testament Baptist Church, 535 N.E. 28th Ave., where roo ng w ork was being done. During that inspection Detective Hill said he learned there were four workers on the roof nailing down shingles. They said they w ere working for Alliance Roo ng Corporation, doing business as Alliance Group, w hich is Ryckman's company. One worker reportedly told Detective Hill they were being paid $10 per square, and were being paid in cash. The men on the job were working under the supervision of Carl Aaron, stated the detective. Aaron is a supervisor for Alliance Roo ng Corporation, added the report. Detective Hill went on to state that he spoke with Aaron, who said the company's worker's compensation coverage was being provided by Southeast Employee Leasing. When the detective contacted that company he was told Alliance Roo ng was, indeed, a client. However, continued the arrest report, only two people had worker's comp coverage Aaron and Ryckman. Detective Hill arrested Ryckman at his of ce without incident. The detective pointed out in his report that a stop work order was issued by the Bureau of Worker's Compensation, Division of Compliance. PSL contractor arrested by state Adam Ryckman ASSAULT 12600 block of N.W. 20th St. 1000 block of U.S. 441 N. 7200 block of U.S. 441 N. 1700 block of U.S. 441 N. BURGLARY 3600 block of N.E. 301st Blvd. 4100 block of U.S. 441 S. 2400 block of N.E. Sixth St. 800 block of N.E. 361st Court 500 N.W. Fourth St. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2800 block of U.S. 441 N. 2200 block of N.W. 42nd Ave. 12600 block of N.W. 20th St. 2300 block of S.W. Eighth St. FRAUD 3300 block of S.E. 33rd Terrace THEFT 3300 block of S.E. 33rd Terrace 3800 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 2600 block of N.E. 11th Court 3900 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 4100 block of U.S. 441 S. (vehicle) 10400 block of S.R. 78 W. 2700 block of N.W. 53rd Terrace 8400 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 500 block of N.W. 30th Lane (vehicle) 700 block of N.W. 21st Lane U.S. 441 N. (vehicle) 29000 block of N.W. 208th Ave. 3200 block of N.W. 35th Ave 12300 block of U.S. 441 N. OCSO Investigations Tax preparation help availableFree tax preparation and e- ling by AARP Taxaide volunteers is available until April 15 at the American Legion located at 501 S.E. 2nd Street Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must bring a picture ID, SS cards for dependents, last year's tax return and all 2012 nancial papers. No appointment necessary, rst come rst serve and doors open at 8:45 a.m. Do not call the American Legion-for more information call 863-3571694 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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